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Issue #163 Michael Wood on Strikers / Trajectory

Stuart McCall's problems finding a striker are, in part, down the the changing trajectory of the career of a modern day footballer.

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 #91 Michael Wood on Bradford City vs Manchester United vs Rangers vs Everton in the Summer of 2012 Four Team Tournament that never happened

There was to be a Summer Four Team Football Tournament at Valley Parade in Bradford in 2012 involving the hosts Bradford City, Manchester United, Glasgow Rangers and Everton. The teams would play two days of football and while that was happening Bradford City we build relationships with people at those clubs and beyond in the wider football world to announce that the club was a respectable member of the football community once more. It never happened of course, but this is the story of how it could have and about how a club started acting in a strange way with the hope coming over as not at all strange to the rest of football.

Issue #85 Michael Wood on Steven Gerrard, no EPLs and having the football we want

The Liverpool player Steven Gerrard is appreciated by regular attenders of Liverpool matches because of the level of commitment and attitude he shows in games while he is debated in the increasingly international and non-attending debate fora at make up Premier League support on a statistical basis. The former is something that is universal in attenders and appreciated for people such as you - dear Reader - while the former is served by media coverage of football.

Issue #82 Michael Wood on Buying Bradford City and worrying

Gianni Paladini's agreement to put in an offer for Bradford City expires soon. The club's fans are worried that should the Italian complete a deal then The Bantams will be be damaged by an incoming boardroom which acts against the best interests of the community. These worries though are framed in a way which suggests that the current board do not behave in a way which is against the best interests of the community which may not accurate. The recent history of the club suggest that Bradford City community should always be concerned by what the owners of the clubs do and how it is in their best interest, and not the club's.

Issue #45 Michael Wood on Aaron McLean and the heroes of failure

The difference between success and failure for Phil Parkinson's team is narrow and because it is narrow a perception grows that a single player could bridge that gap. Rather than simply being the man who follows Nahki Wells it is Aaron McLean's inability to bridge the gap, despite the belief he could, is what has seen him become the scapegoat for a football team which has lost more than a finisher.

Issue #26 Michael Wood on Dirty James and the reading of football analytics
Issue #2 Michael Wood on What could have been done when Wells decided to join Huddersfield Town?
Honesty in football management
Sir Oliver Popplewell, Bradford, Liverpool, Hillsborough and the obstructions to moving on
Three cheers for pricing as Torquay United come to Bradford City