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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 #151 Michael Wood on Dylan / George

George Green will not be joining Bradford City and Dylan Mottley-Henry has joined Barnsley as Stuart McCall and Bradford City's attitude towards risk becomes clearer.

Issue #117 Michael Wood on City need to learn from the 2-1 defeat by Barnsley
Bradford City 1 Barnsley 2 At Valley Parade in Football League Trophy, 2015/2016

Half of this match report was written at half time, which was an interesting experiment, while the second half was written after a Cocoa and a consider.

Issue #108 Michael Wood on Taking back control of the result as Bradford City draw 0-0 at Barnsley
Barnsley 0 Bradford City 0 At Oakwell in League One, 2015/2016

With his Bradford City team struggling Phil Parkinson reverted to his original approach at the club challenging the players to take control of a game, and a result at Barnsley.

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 #81 Michael Wood on The end of a season which asked more questions than it answered
Bradford City 1 Barnsley 0 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

Beating Barnsley on the last home game of the season seemed to start a summer were rumours of takeovers of the club by the mega-wealthy could materialise into a new Bradford City next season raising questions about why people would want to invest in the club and what they would get for their money.

Issue #76 Michael Wood on Bradford City contemplating becoming what they are after beating Oldham 2-0 at Valley Parade
Bradford City 2 Oldham Athletic 0 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

In an even game Bradford City beat Oldham Athletic 2-0 with late goals from Billy Clarke. The end of the season push for play-off places between a group of teams that seem very equal in ability has created a test of character for Phil Parkinson and his City team where the winners are the teams that work hardest.

Issue #40 Michael Wood on Thin slicing and how it asks and answers questions about Christopher Routis

When we look at a footballer our first impressions are often as accurate as our considered judgements. The more we watch football the more we are able to refine these first impressions and so we can make assessments of players and how they will play in the long term. When we look at Christopher Routis what do those judgements tell us?

Taylor to bring in Dickinson
Where we will feel the pain as the cost cut squad is shaped

In which Michael looks at the squad for next season looking at the decline in quantity, not quality.

Every noticed how Darren Moore gets what he wants?