Articles about

Kyel Reid

Issue #165 Michael Wood on Changes / Institutional / Retention
Bradford City 3 Coventry City 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2016/2017

Stuart McCall showed the change as a manager promised since his return after his Bradford City team showed some character to come back from a goal down to beat Coventry City at Valley Parade.

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 #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 #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 #128 Michael Wood on The character of Bradford City’s goalscoring problems

Earlier in the 2015/2016 season Phil Parkinson addressed Bradford City's defensive problems by setting his team up to not commit players in attacking situations and thus not be vulnerable to counter-attacks and crosses. This - more the the players involved - has created a situation where City are struggling to score.

Issue #127 Michael Wood on When to start pressing your palms together as Bradford City beat Oldham Athletic 1-0 at Valley Parade
Bradford City 1 Oldham Athletic 0 At Valley Parade in League One, 2015/2016

As Bradford City beat Oldham Athletic 1-0 at Valley Parade the urgent question was if it supporting a team was about nursing the team through poor periods or more about celebrating the successes.

Issue #120 Michael Wood on The Ben Williams season continues with City facing Aldershot Town in the FA Cup
Bradford City play Aldershot Town At Valley Parade in The FA Cup First Round, 2015/2016

Bradford City face Aldershot in the First Round of The FA Cup a year on since Ben Williams made his debut for the club and - in that year - the club's performance like Williams has obviously become the sum of the hard work that Phil Parkinson is able to get the players to commit to.

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 #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 #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 #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 #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.