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Jordan Pickford

Issue #115 Michael Wood on Colchester United and the Crawley Brawl
Colchester United 2 Bradford City 0 At Layer Road in League One, 2015/2016

Bradford City's 2-0 defeat at Colchester United showed up the want of character within the team once more leaving questions to be asked at how teams can create character and leadership in squads that rotate so quickly?

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 #72 Michael Wood on When Jordan Pickford went back to Sunderland as a man walks into a bar

Jordan Pickford has been recalled by Sunderland to act as cover for cover for their two goalkeepers and while no one at Bradford City can say that it is not the North East side's prerogative to do that Pickford himself should be furious at how his club are damaging his career.

Issue #71 Michael Wood on When the immoveable object met the immoveable object and Bradford City and Reading agreed to a replay in the FA Cup sixth round
Bradford City 0 Reading 0 At Valley Parade in FA Cup Sixth Round, 2014/2015

Bradford City and Reading shared a tussle in the mud of Valley Parade in the FA Cup sixth round and while both side will be happy to go into the hat for an FA Cup semi-final draw the next nine days until the reply cannot pass quickly enough.

Issue #65 Michael Wood on The refereeing of “So What?” as City beat MK Dons 2-1
Bradford City 2 Milton Keynes Dons 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

Goals from James Hanson and Billy Clarke saw Bradford City come from behind to beat MK Dons 2-1 with Dons manager complaining about a handball by Jon Stead in the build up to the winning goal and Stead reacting: "So What?"

Issue #64 Michael Wood on How we will all be sorry after Bradford City drew 2-2 at Port Vale
Port Vale 2 Bradford City 2 At Vale Park in League One, 2014/2015

Phil Parkinson spent the week apologising to some of the directors of Bradford City for asking them to solve the problem of the pitch at Valley Parade while the diretcors pointed out that it was not a specific, individual responsibility to deal with it. Following that Parkinson took his Bradford City team to Port Vale and despite leading returned with a draw after a last minute penalty cost victory. This was criticised as a failure in some parts.

Issue #63 Michael Wood on The moment when Andrew Davies would have done something different
Bradford City 1 Colchester United 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

Colchester United defended the early lead they took at Valley Parade well but eventually conceded to a Bradford City side which once again is most praise worthy in the character it shows.

Issue #58 Michael Wood on On how the sending off of goalkeepers is a punishment without proportion

When a goalkeeper is sent off for denying a goal or goal scoring opportunity the laws of football punish the team beyond any other offence. When this happened on Saturday Phil Parkinson would have been best advised to put an outfield player in goal for the penalty.

Issue #57 Michael Wood on What they heard back at Chelsea as Rochdale beat Bradford City
Bradford City 1 Rochdale 2 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

Bradford City lost in the last moment having played the majority of the game with ten men and outplayed Rochdale. The defeat was unjust but spoke volumes for the character and attitude of Phil Parkinson's team.

Issue #54 Michael Wood on Why Sunderland should be begging for Jordan Pickford to play in the FA Cup

Sunderland will not allow Jordan Pickford to play for City against Millwall in the FA Cup. Pickford was sent to Valley Parade to get experience playing in game that matter, and this game does, and so by not allowing him to play Sunderland are undermining the career of a goalkeeper which has flourished while playing for Bradford City.

Issue #53 Michael Wood on City beating Dartford in dressing rooms, manager’s offices and boardrooms

The League Cup run of 2013 has changed Bradford City into a club which sees the benefits of taking The FA Cup and The League Cup serious and so in this Second Round of the FA Cup a full strength City team respected Dartford and in doing so beat them 4-1 to progress to the Third Round of the competition.

Issue #51 Michael Wood on Bradford City vs Gillingham being settled by threefold repetition

Neither Bradford City nor Gillingham committed to winning this game but, in a week in which City's board have committed to reaching the Championship by 2017, one has to wonder how that aim will be reached and what is being done to reach it?