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Jason Kennedy

Issue #99 Michael Wood on How Bradford City mastered calm seas beating Carlisle United 2-0 in pre-season
Bradford City 2 Carlisle United 0 At Valley Parade in Friendly, 2015/2016

The 2-0 win over Carlisle United told Bradford City fans and Phil Parkinson very little about the team and the characters who the manage has brought in. Those things might not be obvious until the season is in progress.

Issue #81 Michael Wood on The end of a season which asked more questions than it answered
Bradford City 1 Barnsley 0 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

Beating Barnsley on the last home game of the season seemed to start a summer were rumours of takeovers of the club by the mega-wealthy could materialise into a new Bradford City next season raising questions about why people would want to invest in the club and what they would get for their money.

Issue #69 Michael Wood on Bradford City and Peterborough United ab ovo
Peterborough United 2 Bradford City 0 At London Road in League One, 2014/2015

Bradford City and Peterborough United trundled through a game which saw City keeping powder dry for next Saturday and The Posh auditioning a new manager in Dave Robertson.

Issue #48 Michael Wood on The basics of football management and how Phil Parkinson might not be able to go back to them

We saw Phil Parkinson go "back to basics" to have his City team come from behind to beat Halifax Town but what are the basics of the City manager's abilities? Is he good at the right things and if not what impact will the things he is less good at have on the future of the club?

Issue #47 Michael Wood on Beating Halifax Town by returning to a Phil Parkinson team
Halifax Town 1 Bradford City 2 At Shay Stadium in FA Cup First Round, 2013/2014

At half time and losing to Halifax Town Phil Parkinson must have feared for his future as Bradford City manager after his use of an ill-suited formation and his team playing without a responsibility for their performance. At half time the City manager returned to the tried and trusted formation and attitude that had seen City giant kill, and stopped them being giant killed.

Issue #44 Michael Wood on How Bradford City lost at home to Doncaster Rovers because there is not enough of Mark Yeates to go around
Bradford City 1 Doncaster Rovers 2 At Valley Parade in League One, 2013/2014

Bradford City were beaten at home by Doncaster Rover 2-1 not for the want of a striker to finish off chances but because the team continued the problem of the season that with the exception of Mark Yeates the players in the midfield positions are not involved in positive action often enough.

Issue #30 Michael Wood on The worst player on the pitch
Bradford City 2 Oldham Athletic 3 At Valley Parade in League One, 2013/2014
Issue #5 Michael Wood on McLean’s debut continues City’s story of the season
Sheffield United 2 Bradford City 2 At Bramall Lane in League One, 2013/2014
City lack the steam to go the distance against Darlington
Bradford City 0 Darlington 0 At Valley Parade in League Two, 2008/2009

In which Michael watches Darlington draw 0-0 with Bradford City going from rusty to pushy to on top to running over the course of their first ninety minutes in weeks.