Articles about

Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp

Issue #166 Michael Wood on Nahki / Armstrong

There is a cycle of rumours that take Nakhi Wells to Newcastle United and Adam Armstrong from The Magpies to Bradford City who are struggling to find a striker that fits within the Rahic Development Plan outline in the Summer and so have started looking at player who do not fit within that plan.

Issue #161 Michael Wood on Club / Preview

Edin Rahic made a splash with Bradford City fans over a pint and a flat cap on Wednesday night as he starts his first season as chairman of the club making slow but significant changes at Valley Parade.

Issue #159 Michael Wood on Unfamiliar / Preview

The 2016/2017 season at Bradford City will not be defined by new team of Stuart McCall as manager and Edin Rahic as owner but by the old regime of Mark Lawn and Julian Rhodes who allowed former manager Phil Parkinson to have full control over the football side of Bradford City and create structures that - on his exit - were not retained.

Issue #145 Michael Wood on McCall / Recall

Stuart McCall has agreed to return to Bradford City as manager in the knowledge that his reputation at the club is stained by his exit in 2010 following three seasons in League Two.

Issue #143 Michael Wood on Tedious / Multiplication

The Daily Star have made up a news story and they want you to read it, and to give them some attention, and perhaps it is time football supporters stopped putting their attention in the wrong places.

Issue #142 Michael Wood on Untruth / Misinformation

In the past week Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers fans were lied to to such an extent that one stopped noticing it, and stopped finding it insulting and unnecessary. What would happen if a club decided to stop lying to fans?

Issue #142 Michael Wood on Selection / Manager

As Phil Parkinson departs Bradford City there is a consideration for what aspects of the former manager's approach one would like to see reproduced in the next manager.

Issue #140 Michael Wood on Anatomy / Rumour

Now the rumour over Phil Parkinson joining Bolton Wanderers has been ground out to nothing there is a question as to why and where that rumour started, who would have started it, and what does it say about us as football supporters that we reacted to it?

Issue #139 Michael Wood on Wandering / Parkinson

The speculation that Phil Parkinson is to join Bolton Wanderers would seem to be unfounded and the City manager will carry on being City manager because few other clubs would offer anyone the level of control that Parkinson has at Valley Parade.

Issue #136 Michael Wood on Player / Season

While Reece Burke has been praised by most as Bradford City's Player of the Season the season is best characterised by Kyel Reid who, on his return, showed the benefit of character and defensive positioning as well has his edge of seat charges at a full back.

Issue #135 Michael Wood on Budgets / Transparency

Bradford City were able to find out they were the fourth biggest spenders in League One because of the monthly Salary Cost Management Protocol document all clubs update and that is circulated by the Football League. That document ensures that no L1 club spends more that 55% of turnover on player salaries. This will have ramifications for Stefan Rupp and Edin Rahic in 2016/2017.

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.