10 Years Of Torment For Bradford City

Bradford City slipped into the bottom two of the Football League at the weekend when only ten years ago they were still a Premier League club. Bradford supporter Jason MacKeown is of the opinion that it is somebody else’s turn to suffer. The glass-empty default setting which typifies most football fans means that, from time-to-time, we’ve all wallowed in self-pity over our team’s failings and believed no one else has it so bad. But if there was a prize for the most-suffering supporters in England over the last decade, few would begrudge or feel envious if it was awarded to Bradford City fans. Exactly 10 years ago, Bradford were riding high in their second Premier League season; with the likes of Benito Carbone, Dan Petrescu and Stan Collymore sporting claret and amber. The previous May, supporters flooded onto the pitch to celebrate the Bantams defeating Liverpool 1-0 to heroically avoid relegation. Four years prior to that, 30,000 Bradfordians were at Wembley to see their City beat Notts County 2-0 in the Division Two (now League One) Play Off Final. It had been a meteoric rise, and there was every reason to believe the sky was the limit. Back in the present, a 1-0 home defeat to Morecambe on Saturday has left now-League Two Bradford languishing 91st position out of 92 clubs. It has been one long, very bumpy fall...

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