Arsenal’s Torpor Shouldn’t Detract From Bradford City’s Achievement


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Michael Wood says:

    “Their lifeless displays were an insult to those who travelled to Bradford this evening and froze behind the goal at Valley Parade for more than two hours in order to support their team”

    They were at the side, not the end, but that is not the point. The problem Arsenal had (and I was there) is that they too often were forced wide by Gary Jones and Nathan Doyle rather than going through the middle and causing the home side any real problems. The best two players for Bradford City were the full backs and once the central midfielders were pushed wide they found the narrow VP pitch just a bit too small to do anything.

    And as a Bradford City supporter this pleased me no end but as an England fan I have to worry when “the Future of English midfielder” Jack Wilshire could not get past a 37 year old Gary Jones.

    For City Phil Parkinson deserves all the credit for pretty much anything that is not awful at Valley Parade at the moment. He has build a squad in which the players are interchangeable but the spirit remains. Parkinson will manage again at a higher level, although his contract at Valley Parade is up at the end of the year so it may not be with us.

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