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Stuart McCall

Issue #170 Michael Wood on Lazy / High / Low

The home draw with Southend United showed Stuart McCall's belief in the abilities of some of his team to turn around games with single moments of ability which - when those moments are lacking - leave the team struggling to win matches.

Issue #169 Michael Wood on Drone / On

Stuart McCall's Bradford City continue a run of single goal draws with a 1-1 against Bristol Rovers.

Issue #167 Michael Wood on Inefficient / Attitude / Passing
Bradford City 1 Oldham Athletic 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2016/2017

As a collective slap of self-congratulation was heard around Valley Parade watching the new Stuart McCall passing Bradford City impressed in a draw against Oldham Athletic it was worth looking at the game through the eyes of a travelling supporter and asking if the visitors performance was exactly the type of display of which Phil Parkinson's City teams were lauded for.

Issue #166 Michael Wood on Nahki / Armstrong

There is a cycle of rumours that take Nakhi Wells to Newcastle United and Adam Armstrong from The Magpies to Bradford City who are struggling to find a striker that fits within the Rahic Development Plan outline in the Summer and so have started looking at player who do not fit within that plan.

Issue #165 Michael Wood on Changes / Institutional / Retention
Bradford City 3 Coventry City 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2016/2017

Stuart McCall showed the change as a manager promised since his return after his Bradford City team showed some character to come back from a goal down to beat Coventry City at Valley Parade.

Issue #164 Michael Wood on Soft / August
Peterborough United 0 Bradford City 1 At London Road in League One, 2016/2017

Following the first win of the season Bradford City continue to look for a striker hoping that the opening month of the season will have focused the mind of players who have realised that they will not be getting much football.

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 #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 #158 Michael Wood on Waring / Trophy

Bradford City have been drawn to play Stoke City u23 in the Football League Trophy raising worries about the first steps of an intrusion of Premier League B Teams into the Football League although - considering how many Premier League loan players play in the Leagues - one might suggest that those first steps have already been taken.

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.