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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 #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 #102 Michael Wood on The alternatives to how Premier League football runs the game

Premier League football is returning and with it comes the assumption that the top flight of English football is the best and only way of running a football club but there are alternatives to be found.

Issue #78 Michael Wood on Parkinson’s success is seen in the shifting of the Overton Window when Bradford City beat Doncaster Rovers 3-0
Doncaster Rovers 0 Bradford City 3 At The Keepmoat Stadium in League One, 2014/2015

The great success of Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson comes not only in how he managed to tip this game in his favour at half time following an even first half but how he has changed the club from being happy to play in the bottom half of League Two to judging itself against if it can be promoted to the Championship without any sudden increase in resources.

Issue #73 Michael Wood on The journey to Ithaca
Reading 3 Bradford City 0 At The Madejski Stadium in The FA Cup Sixth Round, 2014/2015

The 3-0 defeat at Reading in the sixth round of the FA Cup was rendered hardly a contest at all as Bradford City undertook a six day, three game odyssey of matches against Notts Country and Coventry City and the Berkshire club leaving one with the conclusion that the further a team gets in the FA Cup and the harder the games get, the more handicapped clubs become.

Issue #68 Michael Wood on If Parkinson is the Special One if City only get one point?
Bradford City 1 Walsall 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

Phil Parkinson's approach to football does not change between 4-2 wins at Chelsea and 1-1 draws with Walsall at Valley Parade. Some days it is more successful than other days. Today was a day when it was not successful. Does that mean that Parkinson's approach is wrong?

Issue #50 Michael Wood on Why you cannot fit a system around Aaron McLean

Phil Parkinson has played Aaron McLean in two different systems. One was not right for him, and one suited him perfectly but he did not perform in it.

Issue #24 Michael Wood on The two Phil Parkinsons
Colchester United 0 Bradford City 2 At Layer Road in League One, 2013/2014
Phil Parkinson looks to address the mentality, but the problems run deep
Phil Parkinson takes over at Bradford City