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Christopher Routis

Issue #137 Michael Wood on Retained / Leave

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

Issue #126 Michael Wood on The Neville Southall problem returns to Bury as City draw a blank in the FA Cup third round
Bury 0 Bradford City 0 At Gigg Lane in The FA Cup Third Round, 2015/2016

Phil Parkinson took his Bradford City team to Bury in the third round of the FA Cup and drew 0-0 with his team not looking like it would concede but lacking the confidence in front of goal to score.

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 #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 #104 Michael Wood on Bradford City’s first day defeat and the honesty applied to it
Swindon Town 4 Bradford City 1 At The County Ground in League One, 2015/2016

Bradford City's opening day defeat to Swindon Town - coming after Phil Parkinson's side had commanded the first half - will give the City manager pause to consider how much his squad has progressed from last season and present difficult questions about the continuing character issues that surround the team.

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 #86 Michael Wood on The mystery of Christopher Routis

Christopher Routis has been given a new contract by Bradford City despite his inability to prove himself useful at the club suggesting that he makes an invisible contribution which is so valued by Phil Parkinson as to be worth having a player who has yet to play well at the club in his squad.

Issue #80 Michael Wood on The thrashing by Bristol City that taught us what we already knew
Bradford City 0 Bristol City 6 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

Bradford City lost 6-0 to Bristol City who were promoted from League One leaving the Bantams in the division which - over the course of the season - they have never looked like going up from.

Issue #79 Michael Wood on Phil Parkinson facing the face of success as Preston beat Bradford City 3-0 at Valley Parade
Bradford City 0 Preston North End 3 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

An early sending off for Christopher Routis saw Bradford City lose 3-0 at home to Preston North End as the push for a play off place stumbled.

Issue #77 Michael Wood on The power of facing character comes into question as Bradford City lose to Chesterfield
Bradford City 0 Chesterfield 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

Bradford City were beaten by a single goal from a Gary MacKenzie mistake at home to Chesterfield but there were worries about how committed City were to victory and what that lack of commitment said about the character of some of the players involved.