By Jason McKeown “I think it’s a big season for Phil,” stated Mark Lawn in early July, although when is it not a big season for any football manager? Unless you are the seemingly unsackable Arsene Wenger, every incumbent in… Read More ›
The high stakes of high player turnover
By Jason McKeown Kyel Reid has joined Preston North End. James Meredith has removed “plays for Bradford City” from his Twitter profile. There is still no indication over whether Jon McLaughlin will sign the new contract he has been offered. Should… Read More ›
Parkinson forced to change his high-performing back five
As Alan Sheehan signs for Bradford City, it appears James Meredith’s future lies away from Valley Parade.
Carl McHugh will always be loved at Bradford City
By Jason McKeown Carl McHugh’s two years at Valley Parade has seen the young defender become hugely popular amongst Bradford City supporters – and it is due to that affection that most of us will conclude that his free transfer… Read More ›
Stephen Darby becomes Bradford City’s leader
By Gareth Walker Stephen Darby on Monday committed his long-term future to Bradford City – and in doing so made every single Bradford City fan’s day. The three year contract signed by Darby, similarly to Rory McArdle, means he is committing his… Read More ›
The changing face of Bradford City’s midfield
Nathan Doyle is out, and Gary Liddle and Billy Knott are in.
2013/14 reviewed: On the road again
By Jason McKeown It is a useful barometer of Bradford City’s status. For the 2013/14 season, statistics by the72.co.uk show that the Bantams had the 17th best average away following in the Football League, positioned above the likes of Wigan,… Read More ›
2013/14 reviewed: A healthy League One
By Jason McKeown The final chapter of the 2013/14 League One season turned out to be one of its finest. At Wembley stadium, Leyton Orient and Rotherham United delivered a pulsating play off final contest in which everyone emerged with great… Read More ›
The Midweek Player Focus #59: Nathan Doyle
Nathan Doyle may have played his last game for Bradford City, but he could play a key role in next season’s revamped side.
2013/14 reviewed: Stability and progress continues under Parkinson
By Jason McKeown Longevity has become a rare thing in English football management. Short-termism reigns even at the home of the country’s most successful football club. Where once upon a time Manchester United was the universal example used to illustrate… Read More ›