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Paul Anderson

Issue #162 Michael Wood on Opening / Generative / Failings
Bradford City 0 Port Vale 0 At Valley Parade in League One, 2016/2017

Bradford City's 0-0 draw with Port Vale on the opening day of the 2016/2017 season represented a failure of the players tasked with generating rather than converting chances.

Issue #160 Michael Wood on Preview / Players

Bradford City have a solid platform with a lot of options in the back four, and some solid midfield players, but creating chances - more than converting them - will be the problem Stuart McCall faces in 2016/2017 unless either the squad is added to, or players improve performances drastically, or Tony McMahon goes back to the right wing.

Issue #159 Michael Wood on Unfamiliar / Preview

The 2016/2017 season at Bradford City will not be defined by new team of Stuart McCall as manager and Edin Rahic as owner but by the old regime of Mark Lawn and Julian Rhodes who allowed former manager Phil Parkinson to have full control over the football side of Bradford City and create structures that - on his exit - were not retained.

Issue #157 Michael Wood on Unbalanced / Vincelot

Bradford City lost 4-1 to Burnley in a pre-season game on the day that Romain Vincelot joined from Coventry City for £80,000 to provide something seemingly much needed for the midfield.

Issue #156 Michael Wood on Wingers / Niedrigprozentig

Mark Marshall could be key to Stuart McCall's team next season - or so the City boss says - but in putting such importance on wingers McCall goes against the tide of football.

Issue #148 Michael Wood on Holes / Fit

The seat is comfortable for McCall and business on assembling a squad begins immediately. One by one the current City squad are looked at for their ability to fit into what the manager wants.

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 #135 Michael Wood on Budgets / Transparency

Bradford City were able to find out they were the fourth biggest spenders in League One because of the monthly Salary Cost Management Protocol document all clubs update and that is circulated by the Football League. That document ensures that no L1 club spends more that 55% of turnover on player salaries. This will have ramifications for Stefan Rupp and Edin Rahic in 2016/2017.

Issue #134 Michael Wood on Ultimate / Reasoning

City are down to five contracted players leaving Parkinson with a near blank piece of paper for recruitment and raising some considerations about how the club's transfer policy ran for the last twelve to six months.

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 #129 Michael Wood on Phil Parkinson and the team of tautology
Bradford City 4 Walsall 0 At Valley Parade in League One, 2015/2016

By allowing his circle of senior professionals to create a tone and a template for those who arrive at Valley Parade Phil Parkinson has managed to create a team of loan players who put in committed, passionate displays.

Issue #113 Michael Wood on The strange case of Steve Davies as Peterborough win 2-0 at Valley Parade
Bradford City 0 Peterborough United 2 At Valley Parade in League One, 2015/2016

Paul Anderson has his leg broken and Steve Davies does not make the right things happen. City lose 2-0 at home to Peterborough United.