Posts Tagged "Bradford City"

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

By on Dec 11, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 1 comment

The headlines tomorrow morning, of course, will all be about Arsene Wenger. This was not only a chance to give a strong team a run out against apparently weaker opposition, but it was also in a competition which, whilst it might not be capable of equalling the delirium of winning the Champions League in the excitement stakes, offered a great chance of lifting a...

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100 Owners: Number 84 – Geoffrey Richmond (Bradford City)

By on Sep 14, 2012 in History, Latest | 1 comment

It can be astonishing how quickly fortunes, both in business and in football, can be lost. Reputations can be won or lost in what seems like the blink of an eye, with adulation turning to derision on the basis of the slimmest of margins. Bradford City, throughout the decade from the middle of the 1990s on, lived through a full roller coaster of emotions, ascending...

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Is Gorgeous George Making Eyes At Bradford City?

By on Apr 11, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

There are some things that politics and football have in common, not least of which is the feeling that, in order to survive and thrive at the top table, you need a big ego. It should probably come, therefore, as no great surprise to hear that the new Member of Parliament for Bradford West, George Galloway, has marked his first week as the elected representative for...

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Bradford City vs Crawley Town, Or The Decline & Fall Of Western Civilisation

By on Mar 28, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 11 comments

To wake up this morning and watch the sport segment from the BBC’s Breakfast programme, one might have figured that League Two had witnessed the beginning of the decline and fall of western civilisation rather than a fight at the end of a football match. Brows were furrowed and the tone of the presenters was hushed and dark. Indeed, it was almost difficult to...

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Popplewell, Hillsborough And The Bradford Fire

By on Oct 21, 2011 in History, Latest | 0 comments

“Soccer attracts more hackneyed hyperbole than most sports. We talk about “tragedy” when we mean “disappointment” and “disaster” when we mean “defeat”. When real tragedy and disaster occur, we tend to be stuck for the rights words.” Those words, written by David Lacey of the Guardian a quarter of a century...

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