By Jason McKeown
With the current Bradford City squad letting down the Bradford public with their attitude and application, supporters have an opportunity to meet and hear from a past Bantams hero who ran through brick walls for the club.
Lee Duxbury is taking part in a special Q&A session at the Old White Bear in Crosshills, near Keighley on Tuesday 30 April, starting at 8pm.
Keighley-born Duxbury had two spells playing for the Bantams in the late 80s/mid 90s, after emerging through the youth ranks. He is best remembered for playing a key role in Bradford City’s 1996 promotion to Division One, which included the club’s first-ever visit to Wembley for the play off final. He played more than 250 times for the club, which included spells under the infamous John Docherty as well as Chris Kamara, so he’ll certainly have plenty of stories to tell.
The event is hosted by Pulse radio commentator Jason Thornton. Tickets can be bought online now costing £3, which includes a pie and pea supper plus a donation to Sue Ryder Manorlands.
A great way to raise money for a good cause, and to meet and reminise about happier times. See you there!
How can you expect the lads to give their best when you are continually slagging them off?. Mary Thornton
Well, Mary, we’re bottom of the table thanks to a disinterested, gutless bunch of individuals who, once, they go behind, have no heart to attempt a comeback.
Do you expect Jason to congratulate them on lacking the characteristics that any footballer, at any level, should possess?
Do you think any Bradford City players come on Width of a Post, read that Jason has ‘slagged them off’ and because of that, cannot tackle, pass and shoot on a Saturday afternoon?
Maybe that’s a question to ask Lee…
“How did the things you read about yourself impact your performance on a Saturday”
Should be an interesting answer. Having played under the negative atmosphere of Docherty and the relative positive atmosphere of Kammy it would be interesting to compare the two.
To pick up Mary’s point I do feel that BCAFC demand a special sort of player. It’s one thing playing for Rochdale in front of a couple of thousand people but quite another to play at VP in front of a bigger crowd with often unrealistic expectations. We need to identify that sort of character in the lower leagues. Difficult – but as Parky showed – not impossible.