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Issue #119 Michael Wood on Bury, Wigan Athletic, styles of play and the reductionism coming to Bradford City
Bradford City 2 Bury 1 and Bradford City 1 Wigan Athletic 1 At Valley Parade in League One, 2015/2016

Two games in a week saw Bradford City pick up four points but criticism of Phil Parkinsons style of play - or what is suggested to be his style of play - continues as football's tendency to reductionism starts to claw its way into the vocabulary at Valley Parade and assumes it will have the final say lauding all about Wigan Athletic and damning Bradford City. As supporters the need to be able to resist this attitude will become urgent and those who wish to resist it need to learn how to argue the case for the football we have now.

Issue #103 Michael Wood on The obvious quality of Phil Parkinson and how he could be the decisive factor in 2015/16 Promotion

As the season starts on Saturday City fan's are excused a moment of fantasy safari believing it might be obvious that the club will be promoted but recalling the collapse of the end of last season is sobering. However in Phil Parkinson the club have the manager that everyone wants and he could be key to returning to the top two divisions of English football for the first time since 2004.

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 #46 Adam Hepton on The first time Bradford City reconsider being the overdog as Halifax Town look for a giantkilling

Having become a team defined by the giant killing cup run of 2013 what problems will Phil Parkinson have in preparing his players to be the giants in the local FA Cup derby against Halifax Town?

David, Goliath and Tom Cleverley
When pre-season became interesting
Bradford City play North Ferriby United At Grange Road in Friendly game, 2010/2011
The excuse
Jewell looks to Stoke for rebuffing

In which Michael looks at the former City boss who will join Stoke City as number two and asks why the brightest light in football management ten years ago now needs to call someone else boss.

Where now for Paul Jewell?

In which Michael looks at Paul Jewell's future following his exit from Derby County.

Hutchings Horror Wasted The Best Team In City’s History