Atmosphere will be next best thing to being at Bradford City v Aston Villa match, say landlords

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City supporters roar their side on to victory against Aston Villa in the semi-final first-leg Bradford City supporters roar their side on to victory against Aston Villa in the semi-final first-leg

Pubs across Bradford are preparing for a big night with Bantams’ fans expected to flock in their droves to watch the club’s Capital One Cup semi-final against Aston Villa on Tuesday.

With the match not being shown on big screens at City Park or Valley Parade, watering holes across the district hope supporters will pack in to watch as Phil Parkinson’s men battle the Premier League side to secure a place in a historic Wembley final.

As the Telegraph & Argus has previously reported, efforts by Bradford Council to show the second leg of the tie on the big screen at City Park failed because TV company Sky has the rights to it and a spokesman for cup sponsors Capital One this week confirmed there are no plans to show the game at City’s ground.

But Stuart Carr, licensee of The Turf on Frizinghall Road, said watching at a pub was the “closest you could get” to being at the match.

“It’s all very well watching the game at home, but you can’t create that same atmosphere as being at the pub. We’re expecting to be really busy.

“It’s great to see Bradford City do well. This cup run has put a smile on everyone’s faces, and I’m hoping fans can be rewarded for their loyalty with a Wembley final.”

Yvonne Haigh, of Haigy’s Pub on Lumb Lane, close to Valley Parade, said she hoped fans would take the opportunity to soak up a pub atmosphere while watching City try and capitalise on its 3-1 win in the home leg.

“Before the games we’ve had to shoe-horn fans in, we’ve been extremely busy,” she said.

“Bradford City supporters have kept me in business for 23 years. We’ll be showing the game and we hope they’ll come down and watch.”

And Mick Capper, landlord of the Ring O’Bells on Bradford Road in Shipley, said he expected to double its takings on the night as it shows the game on eight screens.

“Bradford City’s cup run has been spectacular for the area. It’s really cheered us all up.

“By coming to a pub, you get banter you don’t get at home. We’re really looking forward to it.”

More than 6,000 fans are due to travel down to Villa Park to watch as the League Two club tries to take another top-flight scalp, after beating both Arsenal and Wigan on penalties.

Jeff Wilson, of Keighley’s Naylors’ Brewery, said some of those travelling supporters, as well as pubs, had been preparing for the match stocking up on its special Claret And Amber Ale – a rebranded version of its best-selling Aire Valley Ale in tribute to the Bantams.

“We’ve had a lot of e-mails from people about bottles of the ale, including one fan who’s going down to Villa and wanted to take some down for him and his friends on a coach.

“With it being so cold, showing the match on a big screen in Bradford probably wouldn’t have worked, so it would be good for people to go and enjoy it in the warmth of their local pub. It’s going to be a fantastic occasion and hopefully they can make it to Wembley!”

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11:21am Thu 17 Jan 13

June Oh says...

When BCFC play these games at Valley Parade is it the same in the opponents home place to have no big screen TV?
Interested to know if this problem is a Bradford thing.
When BCFC play these games at Valley Parade is it the same in the opponents home place to have no big screen TV? Interested to know if this problem is a Bradford thing. June Oh
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11:28am Thu 17 Jan 13

Dugoutboy says...

Not wishing to knock this but Mr Wilson should know better, unless the Telegraph have misquoted him. Although Mr Wilson has not said what he has suggested in his email returns to people, the article gives the impression that people should buy the Claret and Amber beer to take on the coaches with them. However it is an offence to do this as a quote from the Act shows. The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985
■prohibits the possession of alcohol on the way to matches on football special coaches
and trains and makes it an offence to be drunk on them"
The Police can and probably will stop and search the coaches and people could be arrested. So I put this in so that everyone travelling knows and can get to the match ok without delays.
Hope we get a good result and hope that wherever we watch the match everyone has a great time. Lets make History City and get to Wembly
Not wishing to knock this but Mr Wilson should know better, unless the Telegraph have misquoted him. Although Mr Wilson has not said what he has suggested in his email returns to people, the article gives the impression that people should buy the Claret and Amber beer to take on the coaches with them. However it is an offence to do this as a quote from the Act shows. The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 ■prohibits the possession of alcohol on the way to matches on football special coaches and trains and makes it an offence to be drunk on them" The Police can and probably will stop and search the coaches and people could be arrested. So I put this in so that everyone travelling knows and can get to the match ok without delays. Hope we get a good result and hope that wherever we watch the match everyone has a great time. Lets make History City and get to Wembly Dugoutboy
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11:54am Thu 17 Jan 13

June Oh says...

Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.
Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made. June Oh
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12:04pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Dugoutboy says...

June Oh wrote:
Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.
We weren't in the bottom division then though. So that will be a piece of History for BCFC Also the article above states the Council and Bradford City have tried to have a big screen but cannot due to Sky not giving permission, nothing to do with other opponents.
[quote][p][bold]June Oh[/bold] wrote: Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.[/p][/quote]We weren't in the bottom division then though. So that will be a piece of History for BCFC Also the article above states the Council and Bradford City have tried to have a big screen but cannot due to Sky not giving permission, nothing to do with other opponents. Dugoutboy
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12:27pm Thu 17 Jan 13

June Oh says...

Dugoutboy wrote:
June Oh wrote:
Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.
We weren't in the bottom division then though. So that will be a piece of History for BCFC Also the article above states the Council and Bradford City have tried to have a big screen but cannot due to Sky not giving permission, nothing to do with other opponents.
Did Sky block the opponents as well then?
I'm asking what happened at the opponents end when their team was in Bradford.
[quote][p][bold]Dugoutboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]June Oh[/bold] wrote: Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.[/p][/quote]We weren't in the bottom division then though. So that will be a piece of History for BCFC Also the article above states the Council and Bradford City have tried to have a big screen but cannot due to Sky not giving permission, nothing to do with other opponents.[/p][/quote]Did Sky block the opponents as well then? I'm asking what happened at the opponents end when their team was in Bradford. June Oh
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12:47pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Dugoutboy says...

June Oh wrote:
Dugoutboy wrote:
June Oh wrote:
Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.
We weren't in the bottom division then though. So that will be a piece of History for BCFC Also the article above states the Council and Bradford City have tried to have a big screen but cannot due to Sky not giving permission, nothing to do with other opponents.
Did Sky block the opponents as well then?
I'm asking what happened at the opponents end when their team was in Bradford.
Sorry. Don't know the answer to that one.
[quote][p][bold]June Oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dugoutboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]June Oh[/bold] wrote: Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.[/p][/quote]We weren't in the bottom division then though. So that will be a piece of History for BCFC Also the article above states the Council and Bradford City have tried to have a big screen but cannot due to Sky not giving permission, nothing to do with other opponents.[/p][/quote]Did Sky block the opponents as well then? I'm asking what happened at the opponents end when their team was in Bradford.[/p][/quote]Sorry. Don't know the answer to that one. Dugoutboy
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1:11pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Victor Clayton says...

Lord Clyde? IDL (not sure they have Sky)? or stay local. just can not make my mind up!
Lord Clyde? IDL (not sure they have Sky)? or stay local. just can not make my mind up! Victor Clayton
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1:34pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Dugoutboy wrote:
Not wishing to knock this but Mr Wilson should know better, unless the Telegraph have misquoted him. Although Mr Wilson has not said what he has suggested in his email returns to people, the article gives the impression that people should buy the Claret and Amber beer to take on the coaches with them. However it is an offence to do this as a quote from the Act shows. The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 ■prohibits the possession of alcohol on the way to matches on football special coaches and trains and makes it an offence to be drunk on them" The Police can and probably will stop and search the coaches and people could be arrested. So I put this in so that everyone travelling knows and can get to the match ok without delays. Hope we get a good result and hope that wherever we watch the match everyone has a great time. Lets make History City and get to Wembly
I doubt the coach will be a football special more likely a private coach.

Also if you saw the train to Morecambe nearly everyone was drinking as it wasn't a football special, it was just a regular train.

Regular trains are running in and out of Birmingham all day so they might enjoy a few beers on board.
[quote][p][bold]Dugoutboy[/bold] wrote: Not wishing to knock this but Mr Wilson should know better, unless the Telegraph have misquoted him. Although Mr Wilson has not said what he has suggested in his email returns to people, the article gives the impression that people should buy the Claret and Amber beer to take on the coaches with them. However it is an offence to do this as a quote from the Act shows. The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 ■prohibits the possession of alcohol on the way to matches on football special coaches and trains and makes it an offence to be drunk on them" The Police can and probably will stop and search the coaches and people could be arrested. So I put this in so that everyone travelling knows and can get to the match ok without delays. Hope we get a good result and hope that wherever we watch the match everyone has a great time. Lets make History City and get to Wembly[/p][/quote]I doubt the coach will be a football special more likely a private coach. Also if you saw the train to Morecambe nearly everyone was drinking as it wasn't a football special, it was just a regular train. Regular trains are running in and out of Birmingham all day so they might enjoy a few beers on board. Thee Voice of Reason
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2:07pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Old Dave says...

June Oh wrote:
Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.
We drew in the 1911 final at Crystal Palace.

We won the replay at Old Trafford. Therefore the Bradford made cup was brought back from Manchester, not Wembley!
[quote][p][bold]June Oh[/bold] wrote: Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.[/p][/quote]We drew in the 1911 final at Crystal Palace. We won the replay at Old Trafford. Therefore the Bradford made cup was brought back from Manchester, not Wembley! Old Dave
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2:45pm Thu 17 Jan 13

BD16 says...

Old Dave wrote:
June Oh wrote: Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.
We drew in the 1911 final at Crystal Palace. We won the replay at Old Trafford. Therefore the Bradford made cup was brought back from Manchester, not Wembley!
Wasn't the FA cup made in Birmingham on behalf of Fattorini, a Bradford company?
[quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]June Oh[/bold] wrote: Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.[/p][/quote]We drew in the 1911 final at Crystal Palace. We won the replay at Old Trafford. Therefore the Bradford made cup was brought back from Manchester, not Wembley![/p][/quote]Wasn't the FA cup made in Birmingham on behalf of Fattorini, a Bradford company? BD16
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4:22pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Rambo says...

BD16 wrote:
Old Dave wrote:
June Oh wrote: Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.
We drew in the 1911 final at Crystal Palace. We won the replay at Old Trafford. Therefore the Bradford made cup was brought back from Manchester, not Wembley!
Wasn't the FA cup made in Birmingham on behalf of Fattorini, a Bradford company?
Correct. The Cup was designed in Bradford.
-----
Technically we have won a trophy at Wembley, Play Off final in 1996.
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]June Oh[/bold] wrote: Dugoutboy, Grandad says it is history now, they have been to Wembley before and brought a cup back to Bradford where it was made.[/p][/quote]We drew in the 1911 final at Crystal Palace. We won the replay at Old Trafford. Therefore the Bradford made cup was brought back from Manchester, not Wembley![/p][/quote]Wasn't the FA cup made in Birmingham on behalf of Fattorini, a Bradford company?[/p][/quote]Correct. The Cup was designed in Bradford. ----- Technically we have won a trophy at Wembley, Play Off final in 1996. Rambo
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8:40pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Fiery Jack says...

If the snow in the Midlands is as bad as predicted the game may be postponed.
If the snow in the Midlands is as bad as predicted the game may be postponed. Fiery Jack
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8:46pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Rambo says...

Fiery Jack wrote:
If the snow in the Midlands is as bad as predicted the game may be postponed.
That would be good news for once. The players minds will inevitably be on the Villa games some players still need a rest, and Port Vale will fancy playing us as like i said, our minds will be elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]Fiery Jack[/bold] wrote: If the snow in the Midlands is as bad as predicted the game may be postponed.[/p][/quote]That would be good news for once. The players minds will inevitably be on the Villa games some players still need a rest, and Port Vale will fancy playing us as like i said, our minds will be elsewhere. Rambo
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11:56pm Thu 17 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

no game for city this week end:hopefully Hanson can be made fit: cortisone is a wondrous thing!!!
no game for city this week end:hopefully Hanson can be made fit: cortisone is a wondrous thing!!! tyker2
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9:07am Fri 18 Jan 13

irish bantam says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Lord Clyde? IDL (not sure they have Sky)? or stay local. just can not make my mind up!
The whiteabbey branch run from the Harp of Erin, and not the IDL anymore.
I know that the Harp has sky and so does the rose & Crown on white abbey road. Food is being put on at the Rose for all, so i suggest you get down there for a nice pint of tetleys and watch the Lads if you cant make it to the game.
Lets be positive and believe we can do it.....come on you Bantams!!!
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: Lord Clyde? IDL (not sure they have Sky)? or stay local. just can not make my mind up![/p][/quote]The whiteabbey branch run from the Harp of Erin, and not the IDL anymore. I know that the Harp has sky and so does the rose & Crown on white abbey road. Food is being put on at the Rose for all, so i suggest you get down there for a nice pint of tetleys and watch the Lads if you cant make it to the game. Lets be positive and believe we can do it.....come on you Bantams!!! irish bantam
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4:40pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Naylor's Brewery says...

Dugoutboy wrote:
Not wishing to knock this but Mr Wilson should know better, unless the Telegraph have misquoted him. Although Mr Wilson has not said what he has suggested in his email returns to people, the article gives the impression that people should buy the Claret and Amber beer to take on the coaches with them. However it is an offence to do this as a quote from the Act shows. The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985
■prohibits the possession of alcohol on the way to matches on football special coaches
and trains and makes it an offence to be drunk on them"
The Police can and probably will stop and search the coaches and people could be arrested. So I put this in so that everyone travelling knows and can get to the match ok without delays.
Hope we get a good result and hope that wherever we watch the match everyone has a great time. Lets make History City and get to Wembly
Dugoutboy: Thanks for your comments but if you read the piece above it doesn't state that I am suggesting anybody take bottles on coaches I was asked by the reporter about some of the e-mails we have received from City fans about the Claret & Amber Ale and in one of those e-mails the person sending it has said he is going down to Villa and wanted to take some down for him and his friends on a coach.His words not mine.
In no way do we condone anybody drinking irresponsibly and I have not suggested anybody take any bottles anywhere please see the above article. That said I hope all fans enjoy themselves and we are toasting another fantastic night. Regards Jeff Wilson.
[quote][p][bold]Dugoutboy[/bold] wrote: Not wishing to knock this but Mr Wilson should know better, unless the Telegraph have misquoted him. Although Mr Wilson has not said what he has suggested in his email returns to people, the article gives the impression that people should buy the Claret and Amber beer to take on the coaches with them. However it is an offence to do this as a quote from the Act shows. The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 ■prohibits the possession of alcohol on the way to matches on football special coaches and trains and makes it an offence to be drunk on them" The Police can and probably will stop and search the coaches and people could be arrested. So I put this in so that everyone travelling knows and can get to the match ok without delays. Hope we get a good result and hope that wherever we watch the match everyone has a great time. Lets make History City and get to Wembly[/p][/quote]Dugoutboy: Thanks for your comments but if you read the piece above it doesn't state that I am suggesting anybody take bottles on coaches I was asked by the reporter about some of the e-mails we have received from City fans about the Claret & Amber Ale and in one of those e-mails the person sending it has said he is going down to Villa and wanted to take some down for him and his friends on a coach.His words not mine. In no way do we condone anybody drinking irresponsibly and I have not suggested anybody take any bottles anywhere please see the above article. That said I hope all fans enjoy themselves and we are toasting another fantastic night. Regards Jeff Wilson. Naylor's Brewery
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