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Issue #168 Michael Wood on Boycott / Loans

Premier League teams use the loan system to add value to their young players in a way that shapes the make up of squads in League One to ensure that young players at clubs like Bradford City are not given a chance and to hamper the profits of League One clubs.

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.

Perplexed
Taylor to bring in Dickinson
The price of success
Bradford City 0 Notts County 0 At Valley Parade in League Two, 2009/2010
Didn’t you used to be Hereford United?
Bradford City play Hereford United At Edgar Street in League Two, 2009/2010
Another day, another loan signing as Adam Bolder joins
What makes a good loan deal?
The end seems nigh for City at Chester City

In which Michael looks towards a point where "must win" will mean "must win".

The rule of thumb for loan players

In which Michael looks at the current crop of loan players and how Stuart McCall is able to get them playing with commitment.

When signing Tom Clarke McCall sends the squad the wrong message

In which Michael worries about Stuart McCall's signing of Tom Clarke on loan and waht it says to the rest of the squad.