Issue Dean Richards dies aged 36

As told by Michael Wood

Former Bradford City defender Dean Richards has died this week after a battle with a brain tumour.

Richards, who had to retire from the game at age 31 after suffering dizzy spells that were a precursor to a long, serious illness problem, played for City from 1992. A defender of huge talent and a joy to watch Richards death is utterly saddening and gives context to recent events at Valley Parade.

I cannot imagine what Richards family, friends, colleagues must be feeling today, but my heart goes out to them.