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Match Reactions

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 #128 Michael Wood on The character of Bradford City’s goalscoring problems

Earlier in the 2015/2016 season Phil Parkinson addressed Bradford City's defensive problems by setting his team up to not commit players in attacking situations and thus not be vulnerable to counter-attacks and crosses. This - more the the players involved - has created a situation where City are struggling to score.

Issue #125 Michael Wood on How Football is ploughing fields without planting seeds
Chesterfield 0 Bradford City 1 and Sheffield United 3 Bradford City 1 At Proact Stadium Chesterfield and Bramall Lane Sheffield in League One, 2015/2016

Bradford City beat Chesterfield 1-0 in Derbyshire with a vintage Phil Parkinson team performance that kept the game tight and capitalised on the chance to win the game when it came but lost 3-1 at Sheffield United in a display of much different character. To appreciate how a manager can have a "vintage" performance, and what the concept of a team having a character is one has to be able to watch a lot of football and with pricing such as the £27 admission to Bramall Lane and other expensive prices including those at Bradford City fewer and fewer supporters will be able to do that.

Issue #115 Michael Wood on Colchester United and the Crawley Brawl
Colchester United 2 Bradford City 0 At Layer Road in League One, 2015/2016

Bradford City's 2-0 defeat at Colchester United showed up the want of character within the team once more leaving questions to be asked at how teams can create character and leadership in squads that rotate so quickly?

Issue #59 Michael Wood on Millwall, Yeovil Town, Chelsea and the most important thing in life
Bradford City 4 Millwall 0 and Yeovil Town 1 Bradford City 0 At Valley Parade and Huish Park in The FA Cup Third Round Reply and League One, 2014/2015

Bradford City were lauded after beating Millwall but damned following a defeat by Yeovil Town. Next week they face a Chelsea team who have just put in what their manager José Mourinho calls "the perfect game" but a voice from Mourinho's past would caution him against such talk.

Issue #29 Michael Wood on Suddenly it all seemed simple
Leyton Orient 0 Bradford City 1 At Brisbane Road in League Two, 2013/2014
Issue #24 Michael Wood on The two Phil Parkinsons
Colchester United 0 Bradford City 2 At Layer Road in League One, 2013/2014