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Nahki Wells

Issue #152 Michael Wood on Mister / Definitely

An experience of the summer of 2016 supporting Bradford City.

Issue #146 Michael Wood on Timing / Signing

There are worries that Bradford City - new chairman, new manager, new era and all - are missing out on the prime signings in June. The statistics suggest that not only is this true, but that even with a new manager in place today those signings would have not been possible.

Issue #126 Michael Wood on The Neville Southall problem returns to Bury as City draw a blank in the FA Cup third round
Bury 0 Bradford City 0 At Gigg Lane in The FA Cup Third Round, 2015/2016

Phil Parkinson took his Bradford City team to Bury in the third round of the FA Cup and drew 0-0 with his team not looking like it would concede but lacking the confidence in front of goal to score.

Issue #111 Michael Wood on Three more years as Phil Parkinson signs up but deserves more at Fleetwood
Fleetwood Town 1 Bradford City 1 At Highbury Stadium in League One, 2015/2016

As Phil Parkinson agreed a new deal as Bradford City manager Bradford City were left with lass than they deserved following a 1-1 draw at Fleetwood Town where Ben Williams made a mistake which could be the excuse to see him dropped.

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 #90 Michael Wood on Aaron McLean and the middle of an Era

Aaron McLean is Phil Parkinson's biggest and highest profile signing at Bradford City and he has been a poor one but the fact that the manager's position is never questioned over the striker shows the club's position in the middle of what could be called The Phil Parkinson Era.

Issue #87 Michael Wood on The rise and pause of James Hanson

Millwall have bid for James Hanson because they believe he is the type of striker which gets clubs promoted from League One. City would seem to agree and Hanson fits in with City's style of play but is the striker - and are City - prepared for progression past that point should it happen?

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 #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 #38 Michael Wood on Parkinson should give McBurnie a place in the eighteen (but I would say that)
Issue #9 Michael Wood on On the value of footballers
Issue #8 Michael Wood on Why did it not work out for Alan Connell?