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The form team
Bradford City play Cheltenham Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2011/2012
The next generation take their first steps as City juniors take to Valley Parade
Bradford City play Marine Juniors At Valley Parade in The FA Youth Cup, First Round
Making no excuses
Bradford City play Swindon Town At The County Ground in League Two, 2011/2012
The walking stage as City head to Macclesfield looking to build a running position
Bradford City play Macclesfield Town At Moss Rose in League Two, 2011/12
I have in my hand a piece of paper…
Bradford City play Northampton Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2011/2012
When you have to change a winning team
Bradford City play Hereford United At Edgar Street in League Two, 2011/2012
The smile, and how to retain it
Bradford City play Torquay United At Valley Parade in League Two, 2011/12
Parkinson turns the ship
Bradford City play Burton Albion At Pirelli Stadium in League Two, 2011/2012
Patience is here and there as Bradford City face AFC Wimbledon
Bradford City play AFC Wimbledon At Valley Parade in League Two, 2011/2012
The hare and tortoise approach to team building as Bradford City head to Crawley Town
Bradford City play Crawley Town At Broadwood Stadium in League Two, 2011/12
Revisiting the Sheffield United moment as Bradford City look to maintain upwards improvement at Port Vale
Bradford City play Port Vale At Vale Park in League Two, 2011/12
Exciting times ahead, but perhaps we want more
Bradford City play Bristol Rovers At Valley Parade in League Two, 2011/2012
Where managers are not made
Bradford City play Morecambe At The Globe Arena in League Two, 2011/2012
The best manager in the history of Bradford City
Bradford City play Sheffield Wednesday At Valley Parade in Football League Trophy, 2011/2012
The week we lost patience
Bradford City play Barnet At Valley Parade in League Two, 2011/2012
Jackson veers between Kamara and Jewell
Bradford City play Dagenham and Redbridge At Valley Parade in League Two, 2011/2012
Accrington Stanley and the Bar(ry)ometer
Bradford City play Accrington Stanley At The Crown Ground in League Two, 2011/2012
Beyond revival, and revival
Bradford City play Oxford United At Kassam Stadium in League Two, 2011/2012
The value of local bragging rights
Bradford City play Leeds United At Elland Road in The League Cup, 2011/2012
The expectation levels as Aldershot travel to Valley Parade
Bradford City play Aldershot Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2011/12
Too much pre-season
Bradford City play Albion Sports then Carlisle United At Horsfall Stadium then Valley Parade in Two Friendlies, 2011/2012
The pieces come together as this time City’s squad will play at Hull
Bradford City play Hull City At The KC Stadium in Friendly, 2011/2012
Following the prevailing narrative
Bradford City play Bradford PA then Bolton At Horsfall Stadium then VP in Two Friendlies, 2011/2012
Tonight is more than your average pre-season friendly
Bradford City play Guiseley At Nethermoor Park in Friendly, 2011/2012
Here comes everybody
Bradford City play Matlock Town At Causeway Lane in Friendly, 2011/2012
City start the season hoping for a change of luck
Bradford City play Silsden AFC At The Asda Foundation Stadium in Friendly, 2011/2012
It looks like we might have made it to the end
Bradford City play Crewe Alexandra At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
The game after the one that mattered
Bradford City play Hereford United At Edgar Street in League Two, 2010/2011
Another chance to end the season that did not start
Bradford City play Aldershot Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
The summer months, and the worries of the summer months
Bradford City play Accrington Stanley vs Bradford City At Crown Ground in League Two, 2010/2011
Hate the team, I mean really hate the team
Bradford City play Burton Albion At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
The vote of some confidence
Bradford City play Southend United vs Bradford City At Roots Hall in League Two, 2010/2011
The supporting act
Bradford City play Torquay United At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
The usual answers to the usual questions
Bradford City play Macclesfield Town At Moss Rose in League Two, 2010/2011
Does a football club need a manager?
Bradford City play Stevenage At Broadhall Way in League Two, 2010/2011
The question we all struggle to answer
Bradford City play Shrewsbury Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
The fifth midfield shows as City face Northampton
Bradford City play Northampton Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Jackson the Odysseus
Bradford City play Morecambe At Globe Arena in League Two, 2010/2011
Bradford City are to beat Rotherham United tonight
Bradford City play Rotherham United At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
The bus ride to Kent as Bradford City face Gillingham
Bradford City play Gillinhgam At The Priestfield Stadium in League Two, 2010/2011
Taylor gets a final chance to write his history
Bradford City play Stockport County At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Taylor looks for a repeat of his best week
Bradford City play Chesterfield At Valley Parade in League Two, 2011/2012
Looking at the sky, being in the dark
Bradford City play Port Vale At Vale Park in League Two, 2010/2011
Fleeting success
Bradford City play Wycombe Wanderers At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Thinking about when Bradford City need to replace Peter Taylor
Bradford City play Macclesfield Town At Moss Rose in League Two, 2010/2011
The silly season ends and now Taylor must ensure the real one isn’t over
Bradford City play Lincoln City At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Waiting to get lucky, but not the Andy Gray way
Bradford City play Chesterfield At B2net Stadium in League Two, 2010/2011
Schrödinger’s 442
Bradford City play Crewe Alexandra At Gresty Road in League Two, 2010/2011
We want football, for now
Bradford City play Burton Albion At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Not a must win for Peter Taylor, but a must win
Bradford City play Aldershot Town At The Recreation Ground in League Two, 2010/2011
The goalscoring problem as City travel to Oxford
Bradford City play Oxford United At Kassam Stadium in League Two, 2010/2011
The preview not written
Bradford City play Barnet At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
The two Hendries
Bradford City play Bury At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Improvements for the new year
Bradford City play Lincoln City At Sincil Bank in League Two, 2010/2011
The football feedback cycle
Bradford City play Cheltenham Town At Whaddon Road in League Two, 2010/2011
The case for the defence
Bradford City play Crewe Alexandra At Gresty Road in League Two, 2010/2011
The diary of not watching football
Bradford City play Hereford United At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Snow, swearing, and why we are not going to Aldershot this weekend
Bradford City play Aldershot Town At The Recreation Ground in League Two, 2010/2011
Just what The Doc called for – Tommy returns
Bradford City play Accrington Stanley At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
A footballing evolution
Bradford City play Macclesfield Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Pack up your Junior Lewis in your old kit bag and smile
Bradford City play Wycombe Wanderers At Adams Park in League Two, 2010/2011
The modern day FA Cup
Bradford City play Colchester United At Weston Homes Community Stadium in FA Cup, 2010/2011
The optimist and Omar Daley
Bradford City play Bury At Gigg Lane in League Two, 2010/2011
1999, and all that
Bradford City play Oxford United At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Me, Wayne Rooney and the entire Bradford City team
Bradford City play Burton Albion At Pirelli Stadium in League Two, 2010/2011
16 words for 16 games
Bradford City play Cheltenham Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Where does one see Bradford?
Bradford City play Barnet At Underhill in League Two, 2010/2011
Thinking in three months blocks as City face Hartlepool
Bradford City play Hartlepool United At The Victoria Ground in Associate Members Trophy, 2010/2011
Our old friend Rafa has little to do with Morecambe
Bradford City play Morecambe At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
A long time watching as City face Rotherham United
Bradford City play Rotherham United At The Don Valley Stadium in League Two, 2010/2011
Taking the next steps
Bradford City play Northampton Town At Sixfields Stadium in League Two, 2010/2011
Who wants to play for Bradford City?
Bradford City play Gillingham At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
I know there was a dog
Bradford City play Stockport County At Edgeley Park in League Two, 2010/2011
The day after the sky fell in
Bradford City play Port Vale At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
Empathy but no space for sympathy for Southend United
Bradford City play Southend United At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
The Invincibles
Bradford City play Preston North End At Valley Parade in League Cup Second Round, 2010/2011
Idealism departs and the bigger picture shrinks
Bradford City play Torquay United At Plainmoor in League Two, 2010/2011
Peter Taylor and Stevenage
Bradford City play Stevenage At Valley Parade in League Two, 2010/2011
An evening to savour or get out the way?
Bradford City play Nottingham Forest At Valley Parade in League Cup, 2010/2011
So now then
Bradford City play Shrewsbury Town At New Meadow in League Two, 2010/2011
Watching the grass grow
Bradford City play Bradford (Park Avenue) At Valley Parade in Tom Banks Memorial Trophy, 2010/2011
The start of the most interesting season
Bradford City play Rochdale At Spotland in Friendly game, 2010/2011
When pre-season became interesting
Bradford City play North Ferriby United At Grange Road in Friendly game, 2010/2011
Another season starts with expectations outstripping realism
Bradford City play Eccleshill United At Plumpton Park in Friendly game, 2010/2011
A Jon Bateson season that finishes at Crewe
Bradford City play Crewe Alexandra At Gresty Road in League Two, 2009/2010
Saying our goodbyes
Bradford City play Northampton Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2009/2010
Knowing what you have at Chesterfield
Bradford City play Chesterfield At Saltergate in League Two, 2009/2010
Reflections on a chapter still waiting to be ended
Bradford City play Barnet At Valley Parade in League Two, 2009/2010
City face Morecambe looking at a new type of football
Bradford City play Morecambe At Valley Parade in League Two, 2009/2010
Taylor already signed for next season as City face Burton Albion
Bradford City play Burton Albion At Pirelli Stadium in League Two, 2009/2010
That game, this game
AFC Bournemouth 1 Bradford City 0 At Valley Parade in League Two, 2009/2010
Bradford City play Macclesfield Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2009/2010
The articles of association football club Bournemouth
Bradford City play AFC Bournemouth At Dean Court in League Two, 2009/2010
The budget
Bradford City play Dagenham & Redbridge At Valley Parade in League Two, 2009/2010
Finding something to play for
Bradford City play Notts County At Valley Parade in League Two, 2009/2010
Didn’t you used to be Hereford United?
Bradford City play Hereford United At Edgar Street in League Two, 2009/2010
53 weeks ago – City were on top of the world
Bradford City play Aldershot Town At Valley Parade in League Two, 2009/2010
Pleasing all the people, all of the time as City face Port Vale
Bradford City play Port Vale At Vale Park in League Two, 2009/2010
The football culture, Keith Alexander and Rotherham United
Bradford City play Rotherham United At The Don Valley Stadium in League Two, 2009/2010
Taylor goes for a hat-trick at Aldershot
Bradford City play Aldershot vs Bradford City At Recreation Ground in League Two, 2009/2010
Before Darlington City consider what is a good footballer?
We’ve gotta fight (fight, fight, fight, fight) fight for this love as Bradford City travel to leaders Rochdale
Taylor hopes to start as low as City go
The legacy of Stuart begins as the Bantams welcome Grimsby Town
Searching for an end to uncertainty as Bradford City travel to Torquay United
The one sided derby with Lincoln City
The unwelcome winter break draws to a close
The perspective of Bradford City’s winter of misery as Notts County come to Valley Parade
Nil-nil, Everton, plus ten
The way to the middle
Three steps from Wembley as City face Carlisle in the JPT
A tale of two shopping centres
The loop continues at Darlington
Pre-Christmas gets underway as City welcome Rochdale at the start of a big week
City go to Grimsby waiting in the balance
Accrington nearly don’t come to Valley Parade but the happy ending becomes more predictable
Money changes everything as AFC Bournemouth come to Valley Parade riding high
The twin towers beckoning now as the Bantams play Port Vale
In no mood to speak as City go to Macclesfield
The chase continues as City welcome Hereford to Valley Parade
The excess approaches as City look to start again at Dagenham & Redbridge
The Crewe joke and how not to be the butt of it as the Alex come to Valley Parade
Happiness will be revenge as Notts County face City again
Weekend preview part two – I believe that Northampton vs Southampton is a local derby

In which Michael talks about Badgers, Owls, Referees, Jim Gannon, Michael Boulding and how he used to believe that Saturday's opposition Northampton played local derbies with Southampton.

Weekend preview part one – Team Bradford

In which Jason preview's Saturday's trip to Northampton and reflects on how united City have become.

The wonderful world of zero welcomes City and Morecambe

In which Michael welcomes the rounded goal difference achieved on Saturday.

Chesterfield visit Bradford City in curious expectations
Denmark, Barnet vs Bradford City

In which Michael compares thee to a summer's day in London.

Waiting for the summer with a confidence as City face Burton Albion

In which Michael looks forward to the game against Burton and back at Fabio Cappello's England reaching the World Cup finals.

City visit Shrewsbury as the start begins to end

In which Michael looks forward to the end of the start of the season.

The sound of silence as City face Rochdale

In which Michael talks about the lack of talking before City play Rochdale in the Associate Members Cup.

Torquay comes to Valley Parade for the minor debut of Scott Neilson

In which Michael talks about the debut of Scott Neilson the signing from Cambridge City who signs for less than Sol Campbell will be paid in a week.

Next: Cheltenham

In which Michael bangs on about captains and strikers as City go to Cheltenham.

Bradford City prepare to face Lincoln City in a modern football match

In which Michael tells you why you don't need Charles Babbage until September as City prepare for the visit of Lincoln City.

Will things go as expected? City play Port Vale looking to put the week behind them

In which Michael talks about how City - a week into the season - are doing as expected.

Heroes – City go to Nottingham Forest in League Cup first round

In which Tom looks forward to the first round of the league cup where City face Nottingham Forest.

The route to success for Notts County or Bradford City

In which Michael looks forward to the first game of the 2009/10 as City face the big spending Notts County. Great.

Alright on the night as City prepare for the end of pre-season

In which Jason looks forward to the visit of Carlisle and, more importantly, the end of pre-season

Insert Hyde pun headline here in preview of Hyde United vs Bradford City which hardly mentions Hyde
Pondering Nicky Law as City visit Alfreton Town

In which Michael lets his mind wander to Nicky Law past, Nicky Law future and why City can't keep a player called Evans.

Back to football as City take on Barnsley

In which Michael looks at getting back to football after the midweek bumps of Andy Holdsworth not signing for City seemed to become mountains.

Bantams weigh up the options as they head to York and beyond

In which Michael looks at the non-league players staking a claim for a contract at City.

City visit Bradford as pre-season continues

In which Michael looks forward to the Bradford Derby.

Evolution meets revolution when Burnley arrive at Valley Parade

In which Michael looks forward to the start of pre-season with the visit of Premier League Burnley to Valley Parade.

Everyone pitch in as City play Chesterfield in pre-season

In which Michael watches pre-season 2009/2010 start before the end of 2008/2009.

The final curtain?

In which Jason looks ahead to the Rotherham home game, which might be Stuart McCall's final Valley Parade 'appearance'.

Return To Form Needed Fast

In which new writer Alan looks forward to the weekend game with Dagenham and Redbridge.

Opportunity for forgiveness
Bradford City play Lincoln City At Valley Parade in League Two, 2008/2009

In which Jason looks ahead to a vital home game with Lincoln that presents the players with an opportunity to redeem themselves after recent failings.

The games are the thing

In which Michael thinks about Easter is just about playing - and not about talking - football.

The Bantams looking for the knack

In which Steve looks forward to the game with top of the table Brentford and hopes City can get their knack of beating the teams at the top back.

The end seems nigh for City at Chester City

In which Michael looks towards a point where "must win" will mean "must win".

McCall – and City – return to Valley Parade amid the clouds for the visit of Port Vale

In which Michael looks at the players and the optimism that vanished on the road before the home game with Port Vale.

Deflecting viewpoints – Bournemouth v Bradford City – League Two preview

In which Jason previews City's tricky game at Bournemouth and reflects on some of the recent on and off the field issues.

The long leap of faith to Exeter for Bradford City

In which Roland talks about the trip to Exeter made by City, and once, by Michael Jackson.

Rochdale’s chairman gives motivation as the crunch draws in

In which Michael is appalled by the Rochdale chairman's comments on City's debts as the Bantams go to Spotland in the first of three important away games.

What should happen next – Bradford City vs Aldershot Town – League Two 2008/2009

In which Jason looks forward to a winnable-looking home game against Aldershot at a vital stage of the season and wonders if City will succumb to the usual Achilles heel of dropping points when they should win.

McCall looks to show the guts as City face Macclesfield at Valley Parade

In which Michael asks how much the manager's playing template becomes the team's tactics.

Into the final third – Barnet vs Bradford City – League Two preview

In which Jason takes an overview of the last third of the season in preparation for Bradford City's visit to Barnet.

Darlington face City on a night where promotion breeds excitement

In which Roland looks forward to Tuesday night's game with Darlington as City go for a fourth win on the spin and the visitors try to avoid a fourth call off.

Back to the field of play – Bradford City vs Wycombe Wanderers League Two Preview

In which Michael looks back at the weeks that were between Grimsby Town and Wycombe Wanderers were City recorded a great win, called off a game, lost a shirt sponsor, talked about moving ground and talked too much about Omar Daley.

How much is game in hand worth? Gillingham vs Bradford City Preview

In which Michael wonders how many points a club can count on getting from a game in hand as the trip to Gillingham hangs in the balance owing to snow.

Worry about it next season – Bradford City vs Darlington – League Two Preview

In which Roland looks forward to the game with Darlington and drifts into base humour.

Getting back on the bike – Bradford City vs Grimsby Town – League Two preview

In which Jason looks forward to the first of two games in three days for City which could shape the patten of the season and calls on the players to show the desire needed to shape that season.

The points adding up as Rehman signs – Bury vs Bradford City – League Two Preview

In which Michael looks back at the point of Luton, looks at the point of signing Zesh Rehman and wonders if we will get the points against Bury.

The midfield cup runneth over – Bradford City vs Accrington Stanley – League Two Preview

In which Michael looks forward to the return of a fully fit midfield.

Changing teams – AFC Bournemouth vs Bradford City preview

In which Michael looks forward to the trip to AFC Bournemouth and the return to fitness of Joe Colbeck.

The finishing, finishing touch – Bradford City 0 Shrewsbury Town 0 – League Two Match Report

In which Michael watches impressed as City and Shrewsbury play out one of the games of the season

The decision on City comes at Christmas – Bradford City vs Chester City Preview

In which Michael looks at the season gone so far, the games coming up and the judgements that will be made after.

The four corners – Brentford vs Bradford City preview

In which Michael looks at the returning midfield fitness before the game at Brentford.

Reduced choices – Bradford City vs Dagenham and Redbridge – League Two 2008/2009 preview
Overcoming the margins – Bradford City vs Leyton Orient – FA Cup 2nd Round preview
Part two of four – Bradford City vs Chesterfield – League Two preview
Unfamiliar familiarity – Rotherham United v Bradford City – League Two preview
More of the same from less – Wycombe Wanderers vs Bradford City preview

In which Michael looks forward to a clash of teams who will be in the shake up.

Where we want to be – MK Dons v Bradford City – FA Cup 1st Round preview

In which Jason looks forward to the last first round of the season.

Stuart goes in without his wingers – Bradford City vs Barnet – League Two Preview

In which Roland worries about Stuart McCall's wingless wonders.

Didn’t you used to be us? – Bradford City vs Bury – League Two Preview

In which Michael looks at last week's Brentford as Bury take on Bradford City at Valley Parade.

The graveyard and how to avoid it – Grimsby Town vs Bradford City preview

In which Michael recalls the end of the Bradford City careers of Sid Cowans and Beni Carbone as Stuart McCall takes his Bantams to winless Grimsby Town.

In the air – Darlington vs Bradford City – League Two preview

In which Michael looks at the squad before the game with Darlington.

How do we get it all back? – Accrington Stanley vs Bradford City Preview

In which Roland asks how City can get back to winning ways at Accrington Stanley.

Beating failure – Bradford City vs Luton Town – League Two preview

In which Jason looks at the shared hopes and dreams of us all.

The clouds that form over us – Shrewsbury vs Bradford City – League Two Preview

In which Michael looks at the dark clouds at the top of the table as he previews the weekend game with Shrewsbury.

The have-nots travel to the now-haves – Bradford City vs Bournemouth – League Two Preview 2008/2009

In which Jason looks at two teams who are in the midst of switching places.

Maintaining consistency – Bradford City vs Exeter City – League Two Preview 2008/2009

In which Michael assesses the way football uses the word "consistent" to mean "outstanding on a regular basis".

Staying ahead of the curve – Port Vale vs Bradford City – League Two Preview 2008/2009

In which Michael looks over a week when Stuart McCall became an endangered species.

Leeds United vs Bradford City – Johnstone’s Paint Trophy First Round 2008/2009 preview

In which Jason talks about the most important unimportant game being played in the country this week.

Aldershot Town vs Bradford City – League Two 2008/2009 preview
Bradford City vs Rochdale – League Two 2008/2009 preview

In which Michael talks about Rochdale's long standing record in League Two.

The things we think and do not say – Macclesfield Town vs Bradford City – League Two 2008/2009 preview
Huddersfield Town vs Bradford City – League Cup First Round 2008/2009 preview
Bradford City vs Notts County – League Two 2008/2009 preview
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