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Aaron McLean

Issue #103 Michael Wood on The obvious quality of Phil Parkinson and how he could be the decisive factor in 2015/16 Promotion

As the season starts on Saturday City fan's are excused a moment of fantasy safari believing it might be obvious that the club will be promoted but recalling the collapse of the end of last season is sobering. However in Phil Parkinson the club have the manager that everyone wants and he could be key to returning to the top two divisions of English football for the first time since 2004.

Issue #94 Michael Wood on The number of psychopaths watching Bradford City and the impact that has on football supporting

Much of society - and as a result and a microcosm football - is being shaped by people who would score high on a check list used to diagnose psychopathy. This has been twisting the way that we support the game into a misshapen culture supervised by Psychopaths for the benefit or containment of Psychopaths.

Issue #90 Michael Wood on Aaron McLean and the middle of an Era

Aaron McLean is Phil Parkinson's biggest and highest profile signing at Bradford City and he has been a poor one but the fact that the manager's position is never questioned over the striker shows the club's position in the middle of what could be called The Phil Parkinson Era.

Issue #51 Michael Wood on Bradford City vs Gillingham being settled by threefold repetition

Neither Bradford City nor Gillingham committed to winning this game but, in a week in which City's board have committed to reaching the Championship by 2017, one has to wonder how that aim will be reached and what is being done to reach it?

Issue #50 Michael Wood on Why you cannot fit a system around Aaron McLean

Phil Parkinson has played Aaron McLean in two different systems. One was not right for him, and one suited him perfectly but he did not perform in it.

Issue #45 Michael Wood on Aaron McLean and the heroes of failure

The difference between success and failure for Phil Parkinson's team is narrow and because it is narrow a perception grows that a single player could bridge that gap. Rather than simply being the man who follows Nahki Wells it is Aaron McLean's inability to bridge the gap, despite the belief he could, is what has seen him become the scapegoat for a football team which has lost more than a finisher.

Issue #35 Michael Wood on How we let a good season become bad and what we can do about it
Tranmere Rovers 1 Bradford City 2 At Prenton Park in League One, 2013/2014
Issue #34 Michael Wood on Letter to a person who did not like Garry Thompson
Bradford City 2 Crawley Town 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2013/2014
Issue #33 Michael Wood on A win over Peterborough United has City looking at the costs of survival
Bradford City 1 Peterborough United 0 At Valley Parade in League One, 2013/2014
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 #25 Michael Wood on Parkinson, Taylor and the case of the low standard
Bradford City 1 Gillingham 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2013/2014
Issue #23 Michael Wood on Bradford City, Brentford away and conformational bias
Brentford 0 Bradford City 0 At Griffen Park in League One, 2013/2014