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Issue #157 Michael Wood on Unbalanced / Vincelot

Bradford City lost 4-1 to Burnley in a pre-season game on the day that Romain Vincelot joined from Coventry City for £80,000 to provide something seemingly much needed for the midfield.

The value of local bragging rights
Bradford City play Leeds United At Elland Road in The League Cup, 2011/2012
The boat sets sail with City on the shore
Jim Jefferies and a cyclic revisionism
The inverse proportion

In which Michael looks for some significance amid a sea of people who insist that there is none after Bradford City beat Burnley 2-1.

Trusting the outcome of friendlies is like trusting the weather forecast – but what else do we have to go on?
Bradford City 2 Burnley 1 At Valley Parade in A pre-season friendly, 2009/2010

In which Jason watches City's pre-season friendly programme begin with an encouraging win over Premier League Burnley

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.

The long close season

In which Jason watches local rivals celebrate promotion and looks gloomily ahead to a summer of no football.

No football for us but plenty for others

In which Richard looks around for some football.

Who will be the happier?
Bradford City 1 Burnley 2 At Valley Parade in Pre-season, 2008/2009

In which Michael watches City lose to a Burnley team in the last seconds of a game in which the visitors had a man sent off and played with eleven all game.