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    Swindon Town Vs Bradford City

    Going by Twitter and social media as a whole, this is turning into a bit of a grudge match, what with the whole Doyle debacle. Anyway, one thing is for certain, Doyle ain’t playing; which means they need to find a goal from someone other then Doyle. Which could prove difficult, considering...
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    City Vs Town

    We welcome Creepy to Valley Parade. We’re still not blowing teams away but we continue to win - this leagues a bit shit, init? Hope Akpan has found some form, and we have the rock that is Ben Richards-Everton back from suspension - although, Anthony O’connor has filled in perfectly. James...
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    Morecambe FC Vs Bradford City A.F.C

    Are there even any Morecambe fans on this forum? Anyway, my thoughts: James Vaughan comes back into the frame, following his suspension against Swindon. Irrespective of what some Swindon fans thought of our performance at the weekend, we did play relatively well considering the number of...
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    Iron Vs Bantams

    On to Scunthorpe then........ We’re without BRE (Ben Richards-Everton) which is a huge loss. He stupidly got himself sent off at the weekend. He’s been an absolute rock this season and is without doubt the player of the season so far IMO. I suspect we’ll see Anthony O’connor come into the...
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    Walsall FC Vs Bradford City A.F.C

    Back to winning way for The Bantams at the weekend, following two very poor performances vs FGR and Crewe. We reverted back to 442 against Northampton, and again, we won. 3/3. We’re far more balanced playing that formation, especially with the introduction of Harry Pritchard and Dylan...
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    The Bantams Vs The Cobblers

    FOUR FOUR FUCKING TWO, please Gary. Now Bowyer has a squad which consists of most of his own signings, he has no excuses. He needs to establish which formation suits his strongest starting XI and bloody stick with it. GK: Richard O’Donnell RB: Kelvin Mellor CB: Anthony O’connor/Paudie...
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    Stevenage FC vs Bradford City A.F.C.

    One fred for 12 games......pffffftttttt! :fing::sur: So, we finally picked up our first win of the season at the weekend. I didn’t attend due to work, but it sounded well deserved. Jordan Gibson was on-loan at Stevenage last season, and I believe he did alright. He picked up a knock before...
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    Bradford City Vs Oldham Athletic

    Second home game of the season. We’re starting to get some of the injured back, so no excuses. Bowyer’s biggest battle is trying to find the right balance - more specifically, the right formation. He loves a 433, but it’s proving to be ineffective if Eoin Doyle sits behind the front two...
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    Bradford City Vs Cambridge United

    So, the season opener is almost here - let’s get the match threads started. The following players are still missing through knocks/injuries/court case; Paudie O’connor Shay McCartan Jake Reeves Tyrel Robinson Gary Bowyer went with a diamond formation against Rochdale yesterday, but i...
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    Recruitment and Starting Line-up’s

    So, I believe every club has released their retained lists, but where do you need to strengthen and which players would realistically like to see fill the gaps. Of the players still under contract, who currently starts? For us, we are midfield heavy and very light in defensive/attacking areas...
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    City Vs Barnsley - The Yorkshire Derby

    I know we have a generic match day thread that we’re all supposed to contribute to, but this game is worthy of its own thread - virtually a season-defining fixture. In all seriousness, the first home fixture of the season is always an exciting one. The win last Saturday against a decent...
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    Shrewsbury Town Vs Bradford City

    Too early? Oh well, I don’t care. Opening game, anything could happen. Are Shrewsbury weaker this season, IMO yes. Are we stronger this season, IMO yes. I was reading the Starting XI thread, and I came across a Shrewsbury fan who believes that they’ll have more flair this season. I’m not sure...
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    Plymouth Argyle Vs Bradford City

    One of the leagues best form sides vs one of the poorest. Things have changed a lot over the last 2 weeks. Although Simon Grayson was on the sidelines at Charlton, he didn’t pick the team. Nevertheless, it was a decent performance from the lads - second half in particular. We didn’t play...
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    Oldham Vs CITY

    Lost five in a row. Oldham are a poor side. Can we turn it around? A lot of key players have now returned from injury. GK: Colin Doyle RB: Tony McMahon CB: Ryan McGowan CB: Matt Killgallon LB: Stephen Warnock DCM: Romain Vincelot RCM: Matty Lund LCM: Nicky Law ST: Paul Taylor CF...
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    Bantams Vs Cobbers

    What a load of old...... So, we head into this fixture with a heavily depleted squad - and it seems Northampton have recruited in numbers. We’re poor at Valley Parade, but after last weeks no-show at Yeovil, I expect a positive response. We have no senior RB available, and I don’t think...
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    A.F.C. Wimbledon Vs Bradford City A.F.C.

    Best away form in the league vs 23rd in the league - what could possibly go wrong! These are the games that we have the tendency to lose, but our away form this season has been simply fantastic. Jake Reeves will be itching to play in this one, given his £150k transfer from Kingsmeadow in the...
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    Southend Vs Bradford

    tricky away fixture........ Southend are unbeaten at home all season, but haven’t pulled up any trees either. They lose just as many as they win, and draw - anything could happen. Jake Reeves and Timotheé Dieng return from injury - not sure whether any of them will start, though. I’d be...
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    Pompey Vs Bantams

    Gutted I cant make this one - Birthday weekend an’all. Anyway, injuries and suspensions have had a knock-on effect. Lost at Bury, drew against Oldham and lost to Charlton - prior to that, we were banging in goals for fun without much effort. Barring our starting XI, there really isn’t much...
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    Bury Vs City

    Bury away........ Always an eventful affair, these fixtures. Looking forward to it, I’ll be in Manchester early doors. Seems to have caught te imagination of most awayday supporters, and rightly so - it’s our first real local away outing... not that I’ve banged on much about it this season. Que...
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    Bradford City Vs Fleetwood Town

    So, we welcome the much disliked Devante Cole and Jordi Hiwula back to Valley Parade on Tuesday night. For the record, I rated both players during their time here. Cole is in good form, so it will be a tough test. They have been in poor form recently, and are shipping a few goals - so we have...