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Alan Sheehan

Issue #137 Michael Wood on Retained / Leave

Six players leave Valley Parade and six may follow as Bradford City release the retained list.

Issue #134 Michael Wood on Ultimate / Reasoning

City are down to five contracted players leaving Parkinson with a near blank piece of paper for recruitment and raising some considerations about how the club's transfer policy ran for the last twelve to six months.

Issue #116 Michael Wood on City walked in a line and beat Rochdale 3-1 at Spotland
Rochdale 1 Bradford City 3 At Spotland in League One, 2015/2016

On the back of two defeats Bradford City beat Rochdale 3-1 at Spotland with the home team not seriously testing the character of the Bantams.

Issue #107 Michael Wood on Parkinson under pressure after City lose 2-1 at home to Gillingham
Bradford City 1 Gillingham 2 At Valley Parade in League One, 2015/2016

A weak performance in the third game of the season continued the problems of character which have dogged City since February 2015 and have not been solved by the summer recruitment the results of which seem to be players who will not take responsibility for their performances. Phil Parkinson has much to do as pressure on him begins to mount.

Issue #106 Michael Wood on The welcome to Bradford City moment as the Bantams draw 1-1 with Shrewsbury Town
Bradford City 1 Shrewsbury Town 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2015/2016

For new people at Valley Parade the "best-not-lose" draw might not be the stuff of excitement but it is a regular part of the Phil Parkinson programme.

Issue #105 Michael Wood on A life more ordinary as Bradford City lose on penalties to York City
York City 2 Bradford City 2 (York win 4-2 on penalties) At Bootham Crescent in League Cup First Round, 2015/2016

The defeat on penalties to York City continues the problem with Phil Parkinson's hollow team that gives up games under pressure.

Issue #99 Michael Wood on How Bradford City mastered calm seas beating Carlisle United 2-0 in pre-season
Bradford City 2 Carlisle United 0 At Valley Parade in Friendly, 2015/2016

The 2-0 win over Carlisle United told Bradford City fans and Phil Parkinson very little about the team and the characters who the manage has brought in. Those things might not be obvious until the season is in progress.

Issue #97 Michael Wood on The type of creativity Phil Parkinson wants as Bradford City start 2015/2016 beating Farsley 3-0
Farsley 0 Bradford City 3 At Throstles Nest in Friendly, 2015/2016

Beating Farsley was a given for Bradford City but in doing so City brought up questions about where chances will be created next season and the nature of the creativity which Phil Parkinson wants City showing.

Issue #69 Michael Wood on Bradford City and Peterborough United ab ovo
Peterborough United 2 Bradford City 0 At London Road in League One, 2014/2015

Bradford City and Peterborough United trundled through a game which saw City keeping powder dry for next Saturday and The Posh auditioning a new manager in Dave Robertson.

Issue #42 Michael Wood on How Parkinson went to Oldham and came back with pride and nothing else
Oldham Athletic 2 Bradford City 1 At Boundry Park in League One, 2013/2014

Having gone two goals down and had to haul off Christopher Routis Phil Parkinson had a lot to be proud of in the way his players responded to take control of the game but the defeat, and a red card for Rory McArdle, mean that Parkinson and City came back with nothing at all.