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Issue #169 Michael Wood on Drone / On

Stuart McCall's Bradford City continue a run of single goal draws with a 1-1 against Bristol Rovers.

Issue #168 Michael Wood on Boycott / Loans

Premier League teams use the loan system to add value to their young players in a way that shapes the make up of squads in League One to ensure that young players at clubs like Bradford City are not given a chance and to hamper the profits of League One clubs.

Issue #166 Michael Wood on Nahki / Armstrong

There is a cycle of rumours that take Nakhi Wells to Newcastle United and Adam Armstrong from The Magpies to Bradford City who are struggling to find a striker that fits within the Rahic Development Plan outline in the Summer and so have started looking at player who do not fit within that plan.

Issue #164 Michael Wood on Soft / August
Peterborough United 0 Bradford City 1 At London Road in League One, 2016/2017

Following the first win of the season Bradford City continue to look for a striker hoping that the opening month of the season will have focused the mind of players who have realised that they will not be getting much football.

Issue #163 Michael Wood on Strikers / Trajectory

Stuart McCall's problems finding a striker are, in part, down the the changing trajectory of the career of a modern day footballer.

Issue #161 Michael Wood on Club / Preview

Edin Rahic made a splash with Bradford City fans over a pint and a flat cap on Wednesday night as he starts his first season as chairman of the club making slow but significant changes at Valley Parade.

Issue #160 Michael Wood on Preview / Players

Bradford City have a solid platform with a lot of options in the back four, and some solid midfield players, but creating chances - more than converting them - will be the problem Stuart McCall faces in 2016/2017 unless either the squad is added to, or players improve performances drastically, or Tony McMahon goes back to the right wing.

Issue #159 Michael Wood on Unfamiliar / Preview

The 2016/2017 season at Bradford City will not be defined by new team of Stuart McCall as manager and Edin Rahic as owner but by the old regime of Mark Lawn and Julian Rhodes who allowed former manager Phil Parkinson to have full control over the football side of Bradford City and create structures that - on his exit - were not retained.

Issue #158 Michael Wood on Waring / Trophy

Bradford City have been drawn to play Stoke City u23 in the Football League Trophy raising worries about the first steps of an intrusion of Premier League B Teams into the Football League although - considering how many Premier League loan players play in the Leagues - one might suggest that those first steps have already been taken.

Issue #157 Michael Wood on Unbalanced / Vincelot

Bradford City lost 4-1 to Burnley in a pre-season game on the day that Romain Vincelot joined from Coventry City for £80,000 to provide something seemingly much needed for the midfield.

Issue #156 Michael Wood on Wingers / Niedrigprozentig

Mark Marshall could be key to Stuart McCall's team next season - or so the City boss says - but in putting such importance on wingers McCall goes against the tide of football.

Issue #155 Michael Wood on Goalscorers / Conversions

The summer signings of football clubs are increasingly a quest for the most overrated commodity in football: A twenty goal a year striker.