Mojo

For many years now – far more than I would wish to acknowledge, as it is yet another indicator that more of my road has been travelled than is left to traverse – my wife and I have had a brief conversation as I leave the house and set off to Valley Parade. The exchange…

Day 13/365 (2018)

Taken this evening after today’s match, from the top level of the Broadway multi-storey car park, this shot shows part of the Bradford skyline towards Valley Parade (VP). VP can be seen still lit up following our defeat, 1-2, at home by Northampton Town. We were atrociously poor – don’t get me started on the…

“Streets of Darkness” by A.A. Dhand. (Harry Virdee #01)

Young Mr. Dhand has a lot to answer for in my view. It is (almost) exclusively down to him that I have been distracted from my own shabby attempts at writing and, instead, have been absorbed in the world he has created in his debut novel. Despite being born abroad and spending my early years…

BCAFC fixtures 2017-2018

It’s that time of year once more; the day that footy fans look forward to with anticipation as the football league fixtures for the coming season are released. As in recent years, I’ve put them into an iCal format which I have made public to anyone who wishes it: see the link below. When I…

#TeamTwenty

When Saturday comes and the sun burns high From up in a pale blue Yorkshire sky. We leave our house, we lock our door Heading to that place where ‘oft before We’ve cheered and laughed, we’ve sworn and cried And played our part in the magic inside That place of steel and concrete, of wood…

Waddle was a Bantam.

***THIS PIECE WAS PROMPTED BY AN EXERCISE FROM MY CREATIVE WRITING CLASS. WE HAD TO USE SEVERAL RANDOM PHRASES AND WORDS TO INSPIRE US TO WRITE A PIECE. MY PHRASES AND WORDS FELL KINDLY FOR ME AND BROUGHT A DAY FROM TWENTY YEARS AGO BACK TO MY MIND.** Saturdays in January are very special for…

BANTAMS EURO DREAMS FALL APART

****(My match reports from our Premiership days – 2000-2001)_ ##### – Match 06 – InterToto Cup Semi Final Second Leg – August 2nd 2000 – Bradford City 0 – Zenit St. Petersburg 3 (Ugarov 68, Gorovoy 75, Tarassov 85) – (Agg 0-4) Bradford’s debut European run came to an end as they were well beaten by…

ZENIT SYSTEMS TOO GOOD FOR BANTAMS

****(My match reports from our Premiership days – 2000-2001)_ ##### – Match 05 – InterToto Cup Semi Final First Leg – July 26th 2000 – Zenit St. Petersburg 1 (Tarassov 16) – Bradford City 0 A well-finished 16th-minute Yevgeny Tarrasov effort was all that separated St. Petersburg and Bradford City in the first leg of the…

BANTAMS EARN EXTENDED VACATION

****(My match reports from our Premiership days – 2000-2001)_ ##### – Match 04 – InterToto Cup Third Round Second Leg – July 22nd 2000 – RKC Waalwijk 0 – Bradford City 1 (Mills 82 ) – (Agg 3-0) Buoyant Bradford City’s European travels continue after they comfortably booked a trip to Russia and place in the…

DEAN PUTS THE WINDASS UP THEM

****(My match reports from our Premiership days – 2000-2001)_ ##### – Match 03 – InterToto Cup Third Round First Leg – July 16th 2000 – Bradford City 2 (Windass 50, 73 pen) – RKC Waalwijk 0 A Dean Windass double earned Bradford a hard fought win at Valley Parade on Sunday afternoon to give them every…

MILLS SINKS MEN FROM ATLANTAS

****(My match reports from our Premiership days – 2000-2001) – Match 02 – InterToto Cup Second Round Second Leg – July 9th 2000 – Bradford City 4 (Mills 12, 36, Blake 70 pen, Grant 85) – FK Atlantas 1 (Karalius 90) – (Agg 7-2) Lee Mills returned from the Valley Parade squad periphery to notch…