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Issue #130 Michael Wood on End / End

Having lost to Millwall in the play-offs Bradford City and Phil Parkinson look towards how the club can improve next season and how the failures of last Summer mutated the City team.

Issue #119 Michael Wood on Bury, Wigan Athletic, styles of play and the reductionism coming to Bradford City
Bradford City 2 Bury 1 and Bradford City 1 Wigan Athletic 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2015/2016

Two games in a week saw Bradford City pick up four points but criticism of Phil Parkinsons style of play - or what is suggested to be his style of play - continues as football's tendency to reductionism starts to claw its way into the vocabulary at Valley Parade and assumes it will have the final say lauding all about Wigan Athletic and damning Bradford City. As supporters the need to be able to resist this attitude will become urgent and those who wish to resist it need to learn how to argue the case for the football we have now.

Issue #105 Michael Wood on A life more ordinary as Bradford City lose on penalties to York City
York City 2 Bradford City 2 (York win 4-2 on penalties) At Bootham Crescent in League Cup First Round, 2015/2016

The defeat on penalties to York City continues the problem with Phil Parkinson's hollow team that gives up games under pressure.

Issue #100 Michael Wood on The three things that Phil Parkinson is looking for in a player

Phil Parkinson has three criteria for signing players at Bradford City. We know that he is looking for players of character as has been his way since he arrived at the club and we have concluded that this season Parkinson wants players who are obviously a level above last season's squad but with Mark Lawn revealing information on wages this week we get an idea of the budget constraints the manager is held within.