By Jason McKeown
Over the last decade, the pair have seen it all (well apart from Derm’s infamous efforts to get out of Gillingham away each season!), and the next Skipton and Craven Bantams meeting sees the local Bradford City media take centre stage for a question and answer session.
Held on Wednesday 20 June at the Herriots Hotel in Skipton, the Telegraph & Argus’ Simon Parker and former BBC Radio Leeds head of sport Derm Tanner will be special guests. Simon joined the T&A in September 2000 with City among the Premiership elite (some say he’s the catalyst for the club’s subsequent decline), while Derm was Bradford City commentator since the mid-90s, hanging up the BBC headphones and going freelance following the Swindon Town game a month ago (he has commentated on 722 City matches, including that day at Molineux in 1999).
Over their time covering the Bantams, both have been privy to plenty of drama and had to forge professional relationships with all manner of City chairmen, directors, managers and players. From their position in the press box, they offer an interesting perspective on the recent history of the club. And will no doubt have some fascinating, and hilarious, stories to tell.
The Skipton and Craven Bantams meeting event starts at 7.30pm (and, don’t worry, there are no Euro 2012 matches that day, as it is a blank evening in-between the group stages ending and the quarter finals beginning). Admission is £2 for members and £4 for non-members, and you will have the opportunity to put your questions to Simon and Derm.
If you can’t make it, Width of a Post plans to cover the event and write a piece on what the pair had to say, later that week.