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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 #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 #72 Michael Wood on When Jordan Pickford went back to Sunderland as a man walks into a bar

Jordan Pickford has been recalled by Sunderland to act as cover for cover for their two goalkeepers and while no one at Bradford City can say that it is not the North East side's prerogative to do that Pickford himself should be furious at how his club are damaging his career.

Issue #66 Michael Wood on How Bradford City got to the sixth round of the FA Cup and how easy it was
Bradford City 2 Sunderland 0 At Valley Parade in League One, 2014/2015

Bradford City reached the sixth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over Sunderland in a game which The Bantams never looked like losing after a 3rd minute goal against a Sunderland team which was badly set up, and which played into Phil Parkinson's team's strengths.

Issue #64 Michael Wood on How we will all be sorry after Bradford City drew 2-2 at Port Vale
Port Vale 2 Bradford City 2 At Vale Park in League One, 2014/2015

Phil Parkinson spent the week apologising to some of the directors of Bradford City for asking them to solve the problem of the pitch at Valley Parade while the diretcors pointed out that it was not a specific, individual responsibility to deal with it. Following that Parkinson took his Bradford City team to Port Vale and despite leading returned with a draw after a last minute penalty cost victory. This was criticised as a failure in some parts.

Issue #61 Michael Wood on What the club should tell the BBC to do with their television money

Mark Lawn and led complaints by Bradford City supporters that television companies have not put the club's fifth round tie on the idiot's lantern but allowing television companies to decide who to gift windfalls to is inherently unfair and the club should speak out about it.

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.

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