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Devante Cole

Issue #155 Michael Wood on Goalscorers / Conversions

The summer signings of football clubs are increasingly a quest for the most overrated commodity in football: A twenty goal a year striker.

Issue #153 Michael Wood on Hiwula / Guesswork

Bradford City have signed Jordy Hiwula on a season long loan from Huddersfield Town and he may be a good signing, or he may be a poor signing, but any judgement made on the day a player signs is guesswork and players govern how good or bad a signing with the work they put in during the season.

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 #129 Michael Wood on Phil Parkinson and the team of tautology
Bradford City 4 Walsall 0 At Valley Parade in League One, 2015/2016

By allowing his circle of senior professionals to create a tone and a template for those who arrive at Valley Parade Phil Parkinson has managed to create a team of loan players who put in committed, passionate displays.

Issue #124 Michael Wood on Getting back to a better bad as City lose 2-1 to Walsall
Walsall 1 Bradford City 2 At The Bescot Stadium in League One, 2015/2016

Bradford City conceded a first goal in two months and slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Walsall but can reflect on a change in what is said to constitute a poor performance after battling back to being in with a chance of taking something from the game up to the final whistle.

Issue #122 Michael Wood on The superb and stupendous success of Scunthorpe United
Scunthorpe United 0 Bradford City 2 At Glanford Park in League One, 2015/2016

Bradford City beat Scunthorpe United 2-0 at Glanford Park with few the home side taking credit for their attempts to play a slick, passing game and the visitors taking the points.

Issue #118 Michael Wood on The first day, the fourth year, and Bradford City beating Doncaster Rovers 1-0
Doncaster Rovers 0 Bradford City 1 At Keepmoat Stadium in League One, 2015/2016

Darren Ferguson was watching his first game since being made Doncaster Rovers manager while Phil Parkinson has been in charge of Bradford City for four years. A new manager could be anything where as after four years we know what Parkinson's strengths and weaknesses are so when Devante Cole scored after 45 seconds City fans knew exactly what was coming next.

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 #112 Michael Wood on Bradford City from all angles after the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United
Bradford City 2 Sheffield United 2 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

Bradford City will reflect that they should have held on to the two goal lead to claim victory against Sheffield United but there was much to admire in the performance and much to suggest the season will just get better.

Issue #111 Michael Wood on Three more years as Phil Parkinson signs up but deserves more at Fleetwood
Fleetwood Town 1 Bradford City 1 At Highbury Stadium in League One, 2015/2016

As Phil Parkinson agreed a new deal as Bradford City manager Bradford City were left with lass than they deserved following a 1-1 draw at Fleetwood Town where Ben Williams made a mistake which could be the excuse to see him dropped.

Issue #110 Michael Wood on Directing Traffik at Boundary Park as City beat Oldham Athletic 2-1
Oldham Athletic 1 Bradford City 2 At Boundary Park in League One, 2015/2016

Phil Parkinson will have been pleased to watch an afternoon in which City had the luxury of wasting chances in a victory which was much easier than the scoreline suggests.

Issue #109 Michael Wood on Bradford City from finish to start as Devante Cole starts in style in the win over Port Vale
Bradford City 1 Port Vale 0 At Valley Parade in League One, 2015/2016

An injury time goal from Devante Cole gave Bradford City a 1-0 win over Port Vale as the Bantams showed encouraging signs of doing the wrong thing eleven times.