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Stefan Rupp

Issue #161 Michael Wood on Club / Preview

Edin Rahic made a splash with Bradford City fans over a pint and a flat cap on Wednesday night as he starts his first season as chairman of the club making slow but significant changes at Valley Parade.

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 #147 Michael Wood on Incommensurable / McCall

Stuart McCall is back as manager of Bradford City with things he needs to have learnt since his last time in charge at Valley Parade such as the need for a stronger character in his team, the need for a stable environment and the capacity to corral the club in a single direction.

Issue #145 Michael Wood on McCall / Recall

Stuart McCall has agreed to return to Bradford City as manager in the knowledge that his reputation at the club is stained by his exit in 2010 following three seasons in League Two.

Issue #143 Michael Wood on Tedious / Multiplication

The Daily Star have made up a news story and they want you to read it, and to give them some attention, and perhaps it is time football supporters stopped putting their attention in the wrong places.

Issue #142 Michael Wood on Untruth / Misinformation

In the past week Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers fans were lied to to such an extent that one stopped noticing it, and stopped finding it insulting and unnecessary. What would happen if a club decided to stop lying to fans?

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 #141 Michael Wood on Gone / Parkinson

Phil Parkinson leaves Bradford City for Bolton Wanderers leaving a lasting legacy of a team with iron will and a symbiosis between supporters and players that is rare.

Issue #139 Michael Wood on Wandering / Parkinson

The speculation that Phil Parkinson is to join Bolton Wanderers would seem to be unfounded and the City manager will carry on being City manager because few other clubs would offer anyone the level of control that Parkinson has at Valley Parade.

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 #133 Michael Wood on Burton / Bolton

As Bradford City supporters are warmed by the words of Edin Rahic it is worth considering how little protection the Football League offers clubs and communities from new owners.

Issue #132 Michael Wood on Welcome / Willkommen

Edin Rahic installed himself as new Bradford City chairman and with one statement backing Phil Parkinson and praising supporters calmed the nerves around Bradford.