Possibility of parade and reception must wait until end of season for Bradford City heroes

Fans cheer City on at Wembley

Fans cheer City on at Wembley

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Players and officials from Bradford City could be given an open top bus tour of the city and a civic reception to mark their historic cup run - but not until the end of the season.

Last night, as high-profile figures from across the district paid tribute to the Bantams and their travelling army of supporters, it emerged that club officials are keen that events to mark City’s cup final appearance should not to get in the way of the quest for promotion.

Speaking during his journey back to Bradford last night, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Dale Smith, said he was “naturally disappointed” with the result, but said the fans “could not have done more.”

He said: “It was a sea of claret and amber. The cheering and encouragement was astonishing.”

Asked about the prospect of a civic reception, Coun Smith said: “They have two important league matches coming up this week and the club want to concentrate on that. At the end of the season, we’ll look to recognise their achievement and I’m sure there’ll be a civic reception.”

Asked if that would include an open top bus, he said: “It’s a good idea. The City will expect nothing less.

“I would expect an open-top bus parade would be a fitting way to mark their incredible achievements. We’re just waiting for the season to end, hopefully on a high, and for the sunshine to come and we’ll start waving those flags again.”

Following the final whistle, the leader of Bradford Council, Councillor Dave Green, was among the first to express his pride in the Bantams.

He said: “I’m proud of the team, proud of the fans, proud of the city. Well done to all involved.”

His comments were echoed by Bradford East MP David Ward, who said the trip to Wembley had been a “great experience” for City’s fans.

He added: “Hats off to the T&A - great coverage over last couple of months and superb today.”

Councillor Vanda Greenwood (Lab, Windhill and Wrose) said she was impressed by the way the “City fans (were) singing until the end.”

Councillor Jan Smithies (Lab, Keighley West) pointed to the “spirit of Bradford” as the Bantams fans remained on their feet singing even though the team was several goals down.

Television presenter and former England player Gary Lineker said: “As for Bradford, they've brightened this season immensely and their fans were superb. Be rightfully proud!”

Speaking last night, Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “56 stars will be shining just that bit brighter tonight. Amazing support. Well done Bradford City. Yorkshire is proud of you tonight.”

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8:22am Mon 25 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

I think I speak for most when I say we don't want an open top bus parade.
Our memories and celebration for this cup run were done yesterday on a day we will never forget regardless of the score.
I'd be much happier if the people fallowing us during this time got themseleves down to Valley Parade this Wednesday.
Also why plug your own coverage, some of it was embarrassing like the story about the Second West and the obvious rubbish about stubs being sold for £2k.
Walking up Wembley way in a major cup final was a dream I never thought I would see, but we are still placed with a chance to get out of this league so lets back the lads on Wednesday.
I think I speak for most when I say we don't want an open top bus parade. Our memories and celebration for this cup run were done yesterday on a day we will never forget regardless of the score. I'd be much happier if the people fallowing us during this time got themseleves down to Valley Parade this Wednesday. Also why plug your own coverage, some of it was embarrassing like the story about the Second West and the obvious rubbish about stubs being sold for £2k. Walking up Wembley way in a major cup final was a dream I never thought I would see, but we are still placed with a chance to get out of this league so lets back the lads on Wednesday. Thee Voice of Reason
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8:44am Mon 25 Feb 13

JAtkinson says...

I, too, hope many of those coming or returning to support City will keep with them and swell the gates and coffers over coming seasons.

I'm a Bull, not a City Gent, but I would like to thank the team and club for all they've done for Bradford over the past few months; I can think of no better way to do this, as someone who's not a football fan, than an open top bus and civic reception. I'll be there at the end of the season to sing and cheer and applaud, and I'd expect many of my fellow rugby leaguers, those of other sports and teams, and those of none, to turn up in their droves.

Well done, City - you made us all very proud and very thankful.
I, too, hope many of those coming or returning to support City will keep with them and swell the gates and coffers over coming seasons. I'm a Bull, not a City Gent, but I would like to thank the team and club for all they've done for Bradford over the past few months; I can think of no better way to do this, as someone who's not a football fan, than an open top bus and civic reception. I'll be there at the end of the season to sing and cheer and applaud, and I'd expect many of my fellow rugby leaguers, those of other sports and teams, and those of none, to turn up in their droves. Well done, City - you made us all very proud and very thankful. JAtkinson
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8:45am Mon 25 Feb 13

Avro says...

Totally agree, and now the acrimony begins...Terry Yorath was on the radio this morning saying Bradford City were in need of winning, as the City is devoid of anything else...
Totally agree, and now the acrimony begins...Terry Yorath was on the radio this morning saying Bradford City were in need of winning, as the City is devoid of anything else... Avro
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9:42am Mon 25 Feb 13

tinytoonster says...

i wont be at no parade after a performance like that.
fans were fantastic, manager went negative again!
for the amount of time and effort us fans put in yesterday they could have at least give it a go.
season over now.
i don't give a sh-ite what replies i get parky was a joke.
playing like he does will never get you anywhere in the league.
get you a good cup run but thats it.
rant over.
i wont be at no parade after a performance like that. fans were fantastic, manager went negative again! for the amount of time and effort us fans put in yesterday they could have at least give it a go. season over now. i don't give a sh-ite what replies i get parky was a joke. playing like he does will never get you anywhere in the league. get you a good cup run but thats it. rant over. tinytoonster
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9:48am Mon 25 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Gotta love the effort the fans put in.
The 23k who can't get down Valley Parade but can make Wembley, great effort.
Parky has secured the future of this club for many years but I guess that won't matter for the daytrippers who won't be coming back.
Gotta love the effort the fans put in. The 23k who can't get down Valley Parade but can make Wembley, great effort. Parky has secured the future of this club for many years but I guess that won't matter for the daytrippers who won't be coming back. Thee Voice of Reason
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10:11am Mon 25 Feb 13

ALEXIMO.56. says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
I think I speak for most when I say we don't want an open top bus parade.
Our memories and celebration for this cup run were done yesterday on a day we will never forget regardless of the score.
I'd be much happier if the people fallowing us during this time got themseleves down to Valley Parade this Wednesday.
Also why plug your own coverage, some of it was embarrassing like the story about the Second West and the obvious rubbish about stubs being sold for £2k.
Walking up Wembley way in a major cup final was a dream I never thought I would see, but we are still placed with a chance to get out of this league so lets back the lads on Wednesday.
Well said m8. What I really want to see now, is lot's of fans down at VP on Wednesday and cheer the lads on to Victory and wave their flags. The last 35 mins of the game when the city fans started singing and waving their flags right to full time was awesome and I don't mind admitting it I was close to tears m8.Open top bus? civic reception? Stuff the Bradford council. What I would like to see is as many of those fans who went sunday, to turrn up on Wednesday to welcome the lads back to VP and hopefully 3 important points.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: I think I speak for most when I say we don't want an open top bus parade. Our memories and celebration for this cup run were done yesterday on a day we will never forget regardless of the score. I'd be much happier if the people fallowing us during this time got themseleves down to Valley Parade this Wednesday. Also why plug your own coverage, some of it was embarrassing like the story about the Second West and the obvious rubbish about stubs being sold for £2k. Walking up Wembley way in a major cup final was a dream I never thought I would see, but we are still placed with a chance to get out of this league so lets back the lads on Wednesday.[/p][/quote]Well said m8. What I really want to see now, is lot's of fans down at VP on Wednesday and cheer the lads on to Victory and wave their flags. The last 35 mins of the game when the city fans started singing and waving their flags right to full time was awesome and I don't mind admitting it I was close to tears m8.Open top bus? civic reception? Stuff the Bradford council. What I would like to see is as many of those fans who went sunday, to turrn up on Wednesday to welcome the lads back to VP and hopefully 3 important points. ALEXIMO.56.
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10:14am Mon 25 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

JAtkinson wrote:
I, too, hope many of those coming or returning to support City will keep with them and swell the gates and coffers over coming seasons.

I'm a Bull, not a City Gent, but I would like to thank the team and club for all they've done for Bradford over the past few months; I can think of no better way to do this, as someone who's not a football fan, than an open top bus and civic reception. I'll be there at the end of the season to sing and cheer and applaud, and I'd expect many of my fellow rugby leaguers, those of other sports and teams, and those of none, to turn up in their droves.

Well done, City - you made us all very proud and very thankful.
Agree.
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: I, too, hope many of those coming or returning to support City will keep with them and swell the gates and coffers over coming seasons. I'm a Bull, not a City Gent, but I would like to thank the team and club for all they've done for Bradford over the past few months; I can think of no better way to do this, as someone who's not a football fan, than an open top bus and civic reception. I'll be there at the end of the season to sing and cheer and applaud, and I'd expect many of my fellow rugby leaguers, those of other sports and teams, and those of none, to turn up in their droves. Well done, City - you made us all very proud and very thankful.[/p][/quote]Agree. Outraged English Subject
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10:19am Mon 25 Feb 13

ALEXIMO.56. says...

tinytoonster wrote:
i wont be at no parade after a performance like that.
fans were fantastic, manager went negative again!
for the amount of time and effort us fans put in yesterday they could have at least give it a go.
season over now.
i don't give a sh-ite what replies i get parky was a joke.
playing like he does will never get you anywhere in the league.
get you a good cup run but thats it.
rant over.
Excuse me sir, But that was the biggest day in the clubs history and all you do is slag off the manager and the players. Yes we the fan s were fantastic and in my opinion, I thought the occasion was too big for the players and they were slightly overwhelmed. Swansea for one outclassed us in every department and don't forget, upto the final, we had already played 48 games. That is more than any of the 92 clubs. There are still 13 or 15 more to play. You say you won' be at any reception? GOOD stay away.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: i wont be at no parade after a performance like that. fans were fantastic, manager went negative again! for the amount of time and effort us fans put in yesterday they could have at least give it a go. season over now. i don't give a sh-ite what replies i get parky was a joke. playing like he does will never get you anywhere in the league. get you a good cup run but thats it. rant over.[/p][/quote]Excuse me sir, But that was the biggest day in the clubs history and all you do is slag off the manager and the players. Yes we the fan s were fantastic and in my opinion, I thought the occasion was too big for the players and they were slightly overwhelmed. Swansea for one outclassed us in every department and don't forget, upto the final, we had already played 48 games. That is more than any of the 92 clubs. There are still 13 or 15 more to play. You say you won' be at any reception? GOOD stay away. ALEXIMO.56.
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10:24am Mon 25 Feb 13

pudseykid says...

I once met a counsellor (whilst on the BCFC committee) and he said that CITY Hall hadnt done anything for the CLUB for years...SO NO..we dont want it..what we want now is investment from those who have funds so that we can build on what the CLUB have achieved over this cup run..what we also want is, as said that those (20000) who came to wembley (for a day out) will come to VP week-in-week-out to support the Club, as the more support will help this club go forward..just think what we could achieve if we were able to spend £3m on 3 players, as swansea were able to spend £19m on just one?. We go forwards from here..AND NO CITY HALL, dont spend your money on a civic ceremony, PUT IT in the CLUB
I once met a counsellor (whilst on the BCFC committee) and he said that CITY Hall hadnt done anything for the CLUB for years...SO NO..we dont want it..what we want now is investment from those who have funds so that we can build on what the CLUB have achieved over this cup run..what we also want is, as said that those (20000) who came to wembley (for a day out) will come to VP week-in-week-out to support the Club, as the more support will help this club go forward..just think what we could achieve if we were able to spend £3m on 3 players, as swansea were able to spend £19m on just one?. We go forwards from here..AND NO CITY HALL, dont spend your money on a civic ceremony, PUT IT in the CLUB pudseykid
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10:29am Mon 25 Feb 13

hepworth_123 says...

tinytoonster,

I gather you wont be down Wednesday due to it costing you £20 to get in, so unlike others who have commited to the club by buying there season ticket, you would not be welcome if that the attitude stay away and let true fans savour lets see if you come to wembley if were in the playoffs seeing as your a glory hunter.

You dont have a clue best day in clubs history win or lose i was and always will be proud to a city supporter and proud what the players, manager and clud have achieved this year so far we need to move on and get promoted now. Lets see where you are when this happens, tinytoonster.
tinytoonster, I gather you wont be down Wednesday due to it costing you £20 to get in, so unlike others who have commited to the club by buying there season ticket, you would not be welcome if that the attitude stay away and let true fans savour lets see if you come to wembley if were in the playoffs seeing as your a glory hunter. You dont have a clue best day in clubs history win or lose i was and always will be proud to a city supporter and proud what the players, manager and clud have achieved this year so far we need to move on and get promoted now. Lets see where you are when this happens, tinytoonster. hepworth_123
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10:44am Mon 25 Feb 13

ALEXIMO.56. says...

hepworth_123 wrote:
tinytoonster,

I gather you wont be down Wednesday due to it costing you £20 to get in, so unlike others who have commited to the club by buying there season ticket, you would not be welcome if that the attitude stay away and let true fans savour lets see if you come to wembley if were in the playoffs seeing as your a glory hunter.

You dont have a clue best day in clubs history win or lose i was and always will be proud to a city supporter and proud what the players, manager and clud have achieved this year so far we need to move on and get promoted now. Lets see where you are when this happens, tinytoonster.
Well said Hepworth. We Don't need people like this.
[quote][p][bold]hepworth_123[/bold] wrote: tinytoonster, I gather you wont be down Wednesday due to it costing you £20 to get in, so unlike others who have commited to the club by buying there season ticket, you would not be welcome if that the attitude stay away and let true fans savour lets see if you come to wembley if were in the playoffs seeing as your a glory hunter. You dont have a clue best day in clubs history win or lose i was and always will be proud to a city supporter and proud what the players, manager and clud have achieved this year so far we need to move on and get promoted now. Lets see where you are when this happens, tinytoonster.[/p][/quote]Well said Hepworth. We Don't need people like this. ALEXIMO.56.
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10:54am Mon 25 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

JAtkinson wrote:
I, too, hope many of those coming or returning to support City will keep with them and swell the gates and coffers over coming seasons.

I'm a Bull, not a City Gent, but I would like to thank the team and club for all they've done for Bradford over the past few months; I can think of no better way to do this, as someone who's not a football fan, than an open top bus and civic reception. I'll be there at the end of the season to sing and cheer and applaud, and I'd expect many of my fellow rugby leaguers, those of other sports and teams, and those of none, to turn up in their droves.

Well done, City - you made us all very proud and very thankful.
The council have done nothing for the club so they can stick their civic reception up their ar$e.
Save the open top bus for when Westfield finally show up.
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: I, too, hope many of those coming or returning to support City will keep with them and swell the gates and coffers over coming seasons. I'm a Bull, not a City Gent, but I would like to thank the team and club for all they've done for Bradford over the past few months; I can think of no better way to do this, as someone who's not a football fan, than an open top bus and civic reception. I'll be there at the end of the season to sing and cheer and applaud, and I'd expect many of my fellow rugby leaguers, those of other sports and teams, and those of none, to turn up in their droves. Well done, City - you made us all very proud and very thankful.[/p][/quote]The council have done nothing for the club so they can stick their civic reception up their ar$e. Save the open top bus for when Westfield finally show up. Thee Voice of Reason
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11:01am Mon 25 Feb 13

Save2020 says...

Lol sh'iite bantams! Embarrassed yourselves on't biggest stage! Boohoo
Bet all those plastic fans aren't at valley parade next home game
Lol sh'iite bantams! Embarrassed yourselves on't biggest stage! Boohoo Bet all those plastic fans aren't at valley parade next home game Save2020
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11:02am Mon 25 Feb 13

Rambo says...

The cup was always an unexpected bonus, we fell at the final hurdle.

If that was a play-off final, we'd all have right to be livid. It wasn't. It was a unique extra that ended disappointingly.
The cup was always an unexpected bonus, we fell at the final hurdle. If that was a play-off final, we'd all have right to be livid. It wasn't. It was a unique extra that ended disappointingly. Rambo
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11:03am Mon 25 Feb 13

Rambo says...

Save2020 wrote:
Lol sh'iite bantams! Embarrassed yourselves on't biggest stage! Boohoo
Bet all those plastic fans aren't at valley parade next home game
Who you support then?
[quote][p][bold]Save2020[/bold] wrote: Lol sh'iite bantams! Embarrassed yourselves on't biggest stage! Boohoo Bet all those plastic fans aren't at valley parade next home game[/p][/quote]Who you support then? Rambo
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11:18am Mon 25 Feb 13

Whoisevans? says...

Rambo wrote:
Save2020 wrote:
Lol sh'iite bantams! Embarrassed yourselves on't biggest stage! Boohoo
Bet all those plastic fans aren't at valley parade next home game
Who you support then?
Idiots United by the sound of it pmsl
[quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Save2020[/bold] wrote: Lol sh'iite bantams! Embarrassed yourselves on't biggest stage! Boohoo Bet all those plastic fans aren't at valley parade next home game[/p][/quote]Who you support then?[/p][/quote]Idiots United by the sound of it pmsl Whoisevans?
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11:26am Mon 25 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.
Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one. Outraged English Subject
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11:36am Mon 25 Feb 13

tinytoonster says...

hepworth_123 wrote:
tinytoonster,

I gather you wont be down Wednesday due to it costing you £20 to get in, so unlike others who have commited to the club by buying there season ticket, you would not be welcome if that the attitude stay away and let true fans savour lets see if you come to wembley if were in the playoffs seeing as your a glory hunter.

You dont have a clue best day in clubs history win or lose i was and always will be proud to a city supporter and proud what the players, manager and clud have achieved this year so far we need to move on and get promoted now. Lets see where you are when this happens, tinytoonster.
get your facts right di-ck head, always get a season ticket.
manager a crank.
will see i'm right in may when we are mid table.
got mine for next season anyway, how about you?
[quote][p][bold]hepworth_123[/bold] wrote: tinytoonster, I gather you wont be down Wednesday due to it costing you £20 to get in, so unlike others who have commited to the club by buying there season ticket, you would not be welcome if that the attitude stay away and let true fans savour lets see if you come to wembley if were in the playoffs seeing as your a glory hunter. You dont have a clue best day in clubs history win or lose i was and always will be proud to a city supporter and proud what the players, manager and clud have achieved this year so far we need to move on and get promoted now. Lets see where you are when this happens, tinytoonster.[/p][/quote]get your facts right di-ck head, always get a season ticket. manager a crank. will see i'm right in may when we are mid table. got mine for next season anyway, how about you? tinytoonster
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11:38am Mon 25 Feb 13

tinytoonster says...

Outraged English Subject wrote:
Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.
these are the the glory hunters.
[quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.[/p][/quote]these are the the glory hunters. tinytoonster
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11:46am Mon 25 Feb 13

Rambo says...

Every club has glory hunters, get over it. Look at all the play-off finals when teams who get 5,000-10,000 suddenly take their entire town.
Every club has glory hunters, get over it. Look at all the play-off finals when teams who get 5,000-10,000 suddenly take their entire town. Rambo
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11:51am Mon 25 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

We're here every week,
We're here every weeeeeek,
Not just for Wembley,
We're here every week.
We're here every week, We're here every weeeeeek, Not just for Wembley, We're here every week. Thee Voice of Reason
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12:36pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Unethical_ says...

Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.
Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone. Unethical_
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12:39pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Unethical_ says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Outraged English Subject wrote:
Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.
these are the the glory hunters.
Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.[/p][/quote]these are the the glory hunters.[/p][/quote]Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone. Unethical_
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1:04pm Mon 25 Feb 13

scs3hs says...

tinytoonster wrote:

Outraged English Subject wrote:
Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.

these are the the glory hunters.

>
>
Does this include the guy from OZ?
tinytoonster wrote: Outraged English Subject wrote: Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one. these are the the glory hunters. > > Does this include the guy from OZ? scs3hs
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1:12pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Stevie-C says...

Don't want this fake parade, it'll just make it look like the council have eventually done something worthwhile for city. Stick it...I have my memories and so does my 7 yr old lad and our 8 other friends in our group. Priceless experience regardless of the result. We were never going to win, it was all about savouring the moment. We'll never see it again, and neither will any other league 1 or 2 club. What we have achieved, is almost as good as winning the cup. No-one can take these memories from us. Now lets go for promotion :-)
Don't want this fake parade, it'll just make it look like the council have eventually done something worthwhile for city. Stick it...I have my memories and so does my 7 yr old lad and our 8 other friends in our group. Priceless experience regardless of the result. We were never going to win, it was all about savouring the moment. We'll never see it again, and neither will any other league 1 or 2 club. What we have achieved, is almost as good as winning the cup. No-one can take these memories from us. Now lets go for promotion :-) Stevie-C
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1:28pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Nevelhound says...

For the record I am a season ticket holder and was gald we had about 33k there. What do you want? 20k empty seats on global tele and we look like mugs. True the plastics didn't generate atmosphere in first half. After 2nd goal was like a wake for 20 mins. Of course the 20k won't be there on Tuesday, for a start many youngs kids don't come to night games on a school night and the mums have to look after the kids. What does it matter. The 10k who are there will do their best as we always do
and I for one go to footy to have a break from wife and kids, so rock on!!
So many sado's on here moaning about tactics and team. This team and tactics got us to the final and so it was always going to play out that way. We would have been gubbed whatever the team so save your breath.
For the record I am a season ticket holder and was gald we had about 33k there. What do you want? 20k empty seats on global tele and we look like mugs. True the plastics didn't generate atmosphere in first half. After 2nd goal was like a wake for 20 mins. Of course the 20k won't be there on Tuesday, for a start many youngs kids don't come to night games on a school night and the mums have to look after the kids. What does it matter. The 10k who are there will do their best as we always do and I for one go to footy to have a break from wife and kids, so rock on!! So many sado's on here moaning about tactics and team. This team and tactics got us to the final and so it was always going to play out that way. We would have been gubbed whatever the team so save your breath. Nevelhound
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1:30pm Mon 25 Feb 13

scs3hs says...

They took us on ride we'll never forget or probably experience again! Although disappointed with the performance in the final, but what they did before it was just awesome! Stuff of dreams!
It would have been amazing to win the cup but for me thank you for securing the immediate future of the club.

Now bring on Wednesday!
They took us on ride we'll never forget or probably experience again! Although disappointed with the performance in the final, but what they did before it was just awesome! Stuff of dreams! It would have been amazing to win the cup but for me thank you for securing the immediate future of the club. Now bring on Wednesday! scs3hs
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1:35pm Mon 25 Feb 13

hepworth_123 says...

tinytoonster,

get a grip pal I bought a 25 year season ticket, always will buy my season ticket and i have put 10k off my own money into city youth team what have you done apart from slate a team and manager who has gained the club a win fall of 2.5 million pounds this season which if we do end up mid table, will be used to move onwards and upwards.

Or and one last thing I dont care what verbal comes out of your mouth, I will not lower myself to your level.
tinytoonster, get a grip pal I bought a 25 year season ticket, always will buy my season ticket and i have put 10k off my own money into city youth team what have you done apart from slate a team and manager who has gained the club a win fall of 2.5 million pounds this season which if we do end up mid table, will be used to move onwards and upwards. Or and one last thing I dont care what verbal comes out of your mouth, I will not lower myself to your level. hepworth_123
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1:36pm Mon 25 Feb 13

tinytoonster says...

Unethical_ wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Outraged English Subject wrote:
Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.
these are the the glory hunters.
Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.
thats not my point, i found it patronising to single out the asian community.
thats not what footy is about.
we are all the same at football, colour or creed is not important.
[quote][p][bold]Unethical_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.[/p][/quote]these are the the glory hunters.[/p][/quote]Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.[/p][/quote]thats not my point, i found it patronising to single out the asian community. thats not what footy is about. we are all the same at football, colour or creed is not important. tinytoonster
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1:43pm Mon 25 Feb 13

vax2002 says...

Taking the memory of the Fire upon their backs was not the way to win the cup.
The whole game became about nothing else but the fire.
Swansea walked on to the pitch to win silverwear and from the first kick the weight upon the Players backs of the fire tragedy overwhelmed them.
The fire was 28 years ago, nothing can change what happens, but it needs to be remembered away from important games and let the team get on with winning the trophy, which would have been the greatest tribute.
Please next time, dont pile it high upon the players backs, let them play football with unweighed shirts.
Taking the memory of the Fire upon their backs was not the way to win the cup. The whole game became about nothing else but the fire. Swansea walked on to the pitch to win silverwear and from the first kick the weight upon the Players backs of the fire tragedy overwhelmed them. The fire was 28 years ago, nothing can change what happens, but it needs to be remembered away from important games and let the team get on with winning the trophy, which would have been the greatest tribute. Please next time, dont pile it high upon the players backs, let them play football with unweighed shirts. vax2002
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1:46pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Victor Clayton says...

ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote: I think I speak for most when I say we don't want an open top bus parade. Our memories and celebration for this cup run were done yesterday on a day we will never forget regardless of the score. I'd be much happier if the people fallowing us during this time got themseleves down to Valley Parade this Wednesday. Also why plug your own coverage, some of it was embarrassing like the story about the Second West and the obvious rubbish about stubs being sold for £2k. Walking up Wembley way in a major cup final was a dream I never thought I would see, but we are still placed with a chance to get out of this league so lets back the lads on Wednesday.
Well said m8. What I really want to see now, is lot's of fans down at VP on Wednesday and cheer the lads on to Victory and wave their flags. The last 35 mins of the game when the city fans started singing and waving their flags right to full time was awesome and I don't mind admitting it I was close to tears m8.Open top bus? civic reception? Stuff the Bradford council. What I would like to see is as many of those fans who went sunday, to turrn up on Wednesday to welcome the lads back to VP and hopefully 3 important points.
I don't understand your logic. surely a civic parade would only help to put bums on seats? or do you think it would put people off? the one thing (apart from revenue) we have got out of this cup is a huge amount of respect and good will. Anything that is done to built on this can not be anything but good IMO.
[quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: I think I speak for most when I say we don't want an open top bus parade. Our memories and celebration for this cup run were done yesterday on a day we will never forget regardless of the score. I'd be much happier if the people fallowing us during this time got themseleves down to Valley Parade this Wednesday. Also why plug your own coverage, some of it was embarrassing like the story about the Second West and the obvious rubbish about stubs being sold for £2k. Walking up Wembley way in a major cup final was a dream I never thought I would see, but we are still placed with a chance to get out of this league so lets back the lads on Wednesday.[/p][/quote]Well said m8. What I really want to see now, is lot's of fans down at VP on Wednesday and cheer the lads on to Victory and wave their flags. The last 35 mins of the game when the city fans started singing and waving their flags right to full time was awesome and I don't mind admitting it I was close to tears m8.Open top bus? civic reception? Stuff the Bradford council. What I would like to see is as many of those fans who went sunday, to turrn up on Wednesday to welcome the lads back to VP and hopefully 3 important points.[/p][/quote]I don't understand your logic. surely a civic parade would only help to put bums on seats? or do you think it would put people off? the one thing (apart from revenue) we have got out of this cup is a huge amount of respect and good will. Anything that is done to built on this can not be anything but good IMO. Victor Clayton
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2:05pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Unethical_ wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Outraged English Subject wrote:
Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.
these are the the glory hunters.
Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.
thats not my point, i found it patronising to single out the asian community.
thats not what footy is about.
we are all the same at football, colour or creed is not important.
Shut up you liar! After your first comment to go on and now say

“I found it patronising”

yeah right! If you had said that in the first place we may have believed you. What you said is

“not what footy is about”.

And I did NOT

“single out the asian community”.

It was a mere observation,

YOU TWO FACED T*@T!
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Unethical_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.[/p][/quote]these are the the glory hunters.[/p][/quote]Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.[/p][/quote]thats not my point, i found it patronising to single out the asian community. thats not what footy is about. we are all the same at football, colour or creed is not important.[/p][/quote]Shut up you liar! After your first comment to go on and now say “I found it patronising” yeah right! If you had said that in the first place we may have believed you. What you said is “not what footy is about”. And I did NOT “single out the asian community”. It was a mere observation, YOU TWO FACED T*@T! Outraged English Subject
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2:09pm Mon 25 Feb 13

tinytoonster says...

hepworth_123 wrote:
tinytoonster,

get a grip pal I bought a 25 year season ticket, always will buy my season ticket and i have put 10k off my own money into city youth team what have you done apart from slate a team and manager who has gained the club a win fall of 2.5 million pounds this season which if we do end up mid table, will be used to move onwards and upwards.

Or and one last thing I dont care what verbal comes out of your mouth, I will not lower myself to your level.
first of all its WINDFALL and secondly i have had a season ticket for donkeys years so wether you put 10 grand in or not its still the same.
i did not slate the team, mr negative parky i slated.
goodbye.
[quote][p][bold]hepworth_123[/bold] wrote: tinytoonster, get a grip pal I bought a 25 year season ticket, always will buy my season ticket and i have put 10k off my own money into city youth team what have you done apart from slate a team and manager who has gained the club a win fall of 2.5 million pounds this season which if we do end up mid table, will be used to move onwards and upwards. Or and one last thing I dont care what verbal comes out of your mouth, I will not lower myself to your level.[/p][/quote]first of all its WINDFALL and secondly i have had a season ticket for donkeys years so wether you put 10 grand in or not its still the same. i did not slate the team, mr negative parky i slated. goodbye. tinytoonster
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2:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

tinytoonster says...

Outraged English Subject wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Unethical_ wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Outraged English Subject wrote:
Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.
these are the the glory hunters.
Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.
thats not my point, i found it patronising to single out the asian community.
thats not what footy is about.
we are all the same at football, colour or creed is not important.
Shut up you liar! After your first comment to go on and now say

“I found it patronising”

yeah right! If you had said that in the first place we may have believed you. What you said is

“not what footy is about”.

And I did NOT

“single out the asian community”.

It was a mere observation,

YOU TWO FACED T*@T!
who's we?
go away you annoying little person.
you singled a group of people out. FACT.
[quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Unethical_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.[/p][/quote]these are the the glory hunters.[/p][/quote]Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.[/p][/quote]thats not my point, i found it patronising to single out the asian community. thats not what footy is about. we are all the same at football, colour or creed is not important.[/p][/quote]Shut up you liar! After your first comment to go on and now say “I found it patronising” yeah right! If you had said that in the first place we may have believed you. What you said is “not what footy is about”. And I did NOT “single out the asian community”. It was a mere observation, YOU TWO FACED T*@T![/p][/quote]who's we? go away you annoying little person. you singled a group of people out. FACT. tinytoonster
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2:17pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Outraged English Subject wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Unethical_ wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Outraged English Subject wrote:
Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.
these are the the glory hunters.
Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.
thats not my point, i found it patronising to single out the asian community.
thats not what footy is about.
we are all the same at football, colour or creed is not important.
Shut up you liar! After your first comment to go on and now say

“I found it patronising”

yeah right! If you had said that in the first place we may have believed you. What you said is

“not what footy is about”.

And I did NOT

“single out the asian community”.

It was a mere observation,

YOU TWO FACED T*@T!
who's we?
go away you annoying little person.
you singled a group of people out. FACT.
you still here.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Unethical_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.[/p][/quote]these are the the glory hunters.[/p][/quote]Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.[/p][/quote]thats not my point, i found it patronising to single out the asian community. thats not what footy is about. we are all the same at football, colour or creed is not important.[/p][/quote]Shut up you liar! After your first comment to go on and now say “I found it patronising” yeah right! If you had said that in the first place we may have believed you. What you said is “not what footy is about”. And I did NOT “single out the asian community”. It was a mere observation, YOU TWO FACED T*@T![/p][/quote]who's we? go away you annoying little person. you singled a group of people out. FACT.[/p][/quote]you still here. Outraged English Subject
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2:40pm Mon 25 Feb 13

JAtkinson says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
I, too, hope many of those coming or returning to support City will keep with them and swell the gates and coffers over coming seasons.

I'm a Bull, not a City Gent, but I would like to thank the team and club for all they've done for Bradford over the past few months; I can think of no better way to do this, as someone who's not a football fan, than an open top bus and civic reception. I'll be there at the end of the season to sing and cheer and applaud, and I'd expect many of my fellow rugby leaguers, those of other sports and teams, and those of none, to turn up in their droves.

Well done, City - you made us all very proud and very thankful.
The council have done nothing for the club so they can stick their civic reception up their ar$e.
Save the open top bus for when Westfield finally show up.
Haha - said it before about you, TVOR, and I'll say it again:

All you do is complain - when someone doesn't do something, you complain they aren't doing it, and when they do, you complain it's the wrong thing.

Always whingeing, always moaning, never happy. Jog on.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: I, too, hope many of those coming or returning to support City will keep with them and swell the gates and coffers over coming seasons. I'm a Bull, not a City Gent, but I would like to thank the team and club for all they've done for Bradford over the past few months; I can think of no better way to do this, as someone who's not a football fan, than an open top bus and civic reception. I'll be there at the end of the season to sing and cheer and applaud, and I'd expect many of my fellow rugby leaguers, those of other sports and teams, and those of none, to turn up in their droves. Well done, City - you made us all very proud and very thankful.[/p][/quote]The council have done nothing for the club so they can stick their civic reception up their ar$e. Save the open top bus for when Westfield finally show up.[/p][/quote]Haha - said it before about you, TVOR, and I'll say it again: All you do is complain - when someone doesn't do something, you complain they aren't doing it, and when they do, you complain it's the wrong thing. Always whingeing, always moaning, never happy. Jog on. JAtkinson
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2:41pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Apollo says...

A parade would only be worthwhile if Bradford now went on and gained promotion. That is unlikely.

Equally I cannot see Parkinson still being at City at the end of the season. a number of players may also not be there.

I found some of the TV coverage in the build-up to yesterday to be quite nauseating - particularly the notion that somehow Bradford's great racial divide had been bridged by football.

Anyone who lives in Bradford knows that is clearly not the case or rather a case of wishful thinking.

City were completely outplayed yesterday by a much better side and while there was no great shame in that and much to commend the fans we should not get lost in the hyperbole.
A parade would only be worthwhile if Bradford now went on and gained promotion. That is unlikely. Equally I cannot see Parkinson still being at City at the end of the season. a number of players may also not be there. I found some of the TV coverage in the build-up to yesterday to be quite nauseating - particularly the notion that somehow Bradford's great racial divide had been bridged by football. Anyone who lives in Bradford knows that is clearly not the case or rather a case of wishful thinking. City were completely outplayed yesterday by a much better side and while there was no great shame in that and much to commend the fans we should not get lost in the hyperbole. Apollo
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2:44pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Chillum Bantam says...

tinytoonster wrote:
i wont be at no parade after a performance like that.
fans were fantastic, manager went negative again!
for the amount of time and effort us fans put in yesterday they could have at least give it a go.
season over now.
i don't give a sh-ite what replies i get parky was a joke.
playing like he does will never get you anywhere in the league.
get you a good cup run but thats it.
rant over.
@ tinytoonster says...

"i don't give a sh-ite what replies i get "

Really? It does not seem like it!
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: i wont be at no parade after a performance like that. fans were fantastic, manager went negative again! for the amount of time and effort us fans put in yesterday they could have at least give it a go. season over now. i don't give a sh-ite what replies i get parky was a joke. playing like he does will never get you anywhere in the league. get you a good cup run but thats it. rant over.[/p][/quote]@ tinytoonster says... "i don't give a sh-ite what replies i get " Really? It does not seem like it! Chillum Bantam
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3:10pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Peter300 says...

Outraged English Subject wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Unethical_ wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Outraged English Subject wrote: Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.
these are the the glory hunters.
Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.
thats not my point, i found it patronising to single out the asian community. thats not what footy is about. we are all the same at football, colour or creed is not important.
Shut up you liar! After your first comment to go on and now say “I found it patronising” yeah right! If you had said that in the first place we may have believed you. What you said is “not what footy is about”. And I did NOT “single out the asian community”. It was a mere observation, YOU TWO FACED T*@T!
Now, now children. Please be polite to each other. You let yourself down like the foul-mouthed individual stood behind me at Wembley using the very worst four-letter words in front of his 'partner' and son, not to mention those around him.
[quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Unethical_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.[/p][/quote]these are the the glory hunters.[/p][/quote]Who gives a a toss if glory supporters came or not, be happy it was a occassion to remember for everyone.[/p][/quote]thats not my point, i found it patronising to single out the asian community. thats not what footy is about. we are all the same at football, colour or creed is not important.[/p][/quote]Shut up you liar! After your first comment to go on and now say “I found it patronising” yeah right! If you had said that in the first place we may have believed you. What you said is “not what footy is about”. And I did NOT “single out the asian community”. It was a mere observation, YOU TWO FACED T*@T![/p][/quote]Now, now children. Please be polite to each other. You let yourself down like the foul-mouthed individual stood behind me at Wembley using the very worst four-letter words in front of his 'partner' and son, not to mention those around him. Peter300
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3:15pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

Point noted.
Point noted. Outraged English Subject
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3:24pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

It was only the dress rehearsal for our final versus our peers, the play-offs are our next goal. Well actually the first goal v Daggers on Wednesday is our next goal but you know what I mean.

Let's not sour the aftermath any further than the result did. Bradford people have a lot to be proud of today, the way they conducted themselves in London yesterday proved to the world we are not some dumping ground backwater and we have passionate people who put their hearts and souls into their efforts.

Time those who make decisions realised and utilised this. Times may have changed but Bradford has it's fair share of grafters and givers.
It was only the dress rehearsal for our final versus our peers, the play-offs are our next goal. Well actually the first goal v Daggers on Wednesday is our next goal but you know what I mean. Let's not sour the aftermath any further than the result did. Bradford people have a lot to be proud of today, the way they conducted themselves in London yesterday proved to the world we are not some dumping ground backwater and we have passionate people who put their hearts and souls into their efforts. Time those who make decisions realised and utilised this. Times may have changed but Bradford has it's fair share of grafters and givers. Prisoner Cell Block A
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4:20pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Silsdenman says...

The whole event was somewhat bizarre and made even more so by the bickering here when there was nothing wrong with yesterday whatsoever. We slag the city off all the time (rightly so) but for once we got the opportunity to support Bradford as a city to be proud of and so we did and made sure everybody between here and Wembley knew about it. All this talk of glory seekers is nonsense, the trip down there, the game and everything about it was a great and memorable spectacle, why shouldn't people go there to soak it up even though they don't normally? The fans where good-humoured despite being thrashed which, let's be fair, we did expect, you don't get that at any fixtures with the miserable big clubs and the audience at large seemed to have been impressed with Bradford folk. Fact is, the populace are crying out for something to support and enjoy about Bradford and for once they got it courtesy of the football club not the council or the T & A or anything else. The movers and shakers in the city should note and do something about it, the potential is there but hanging on by a whisker.
The other bizarre thing is the memorial stuff which unfortunately I think is in exceedingly bad taste and irrelevant to yesterday. We remember the victims in our own ways and don't need to boast about it on tv.
The whole event was somewhat bizarre and made even more so by the bickering here when there was nothing wrong with yesterday whatsoever. We slag the city off all the time (rightly so) but for once we got the opportunity to support Bradford as a city to be proud of and so we did and made sure everybody between here and Wembley knew about it. All this talk of glory seekers is nonsense, the trip down there, the game and everything about it was a great and memorable spectacle, why shouldn't people go there to soak it up even though they don't normally? The fans where good-humoured despite being thrashed which, let's be fair, we did expect, you don't get that at any fixtures with the miserable big clubs and the audience at large seemed to have been impressed with Bradford folk. Fact is, the populace are crying out for something to support and enjoy about Bradford and for once they got it courtesy of the football club not the council or the T & A or anything else. The movers and shakers in the city should note and do something about it, the potential is there but hanging on by a whisker. The other bizarre thing is the memorial stuff which unfortunately I think is in exceedingly bad taste and irrelevant to yesterday. We remember the victims in our own ways and don't need to boast about it on tv. Silsdenman
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4:39pm Mon 25 Feb 13

WayneRouke says...

I would be more than happy to support an open topped bus parade around the city on the strict understanding that ALL and ANY revenue generated from attending this event goes to Bradford City Football Club and NOT into the council coffers to waste and squander.
I would be more than happy to support an open topped bus parade around the city on the strict understanding that ALL and ANY revenue generated from attending this event goes to Bradford City Football Club and NOT into the council coffers to waste and squander. WayneRouke
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4:41pm Mon 25 Feb 13

webess says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Outraged English Subject wrote:
Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.
these are the the glory hunters.
Don't really care if they are - their money and support is as good as anybody elses.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged English Subject[/bold] wrote: Noticed a lot of fans from the Asian community supporting Bradford City let’s hope these fans continue to do so and surly the more support will help this club go forward. Hopefully the only future for the club is going to be a bright one.[/p][/quote]these are the the glory hunters.[/p][/quote]Don't really care if they are - their money and support is as good as anybody elses. webess
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5:53pm Mon 25 Feb 13

ALTAYLOR says...

City were like a badly wounded animal surrounded by tigers and mortally injured by attack after attack but summoning up one final act of defiance, which came from the body of the fans at Wembley. Very emotional and a source of pride for all of the fans and the club.
City were like a badly wounded animal surrounded by tigers and mortally injured by attack after attack but summoning up one final act of defiance, which came from the body of the fans at Wembley. Very emotional and a source of pride for all of the fans and the club. ALTAYLOR
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6:26pm Mon 25 Feb 13

belle vue says...

tinytoonster wrote:
i wont be at no parade after a performance like that. fans were fantastic, manager went negative again! for the amount of time and effort us fans put in yesterday they could have at least give it a go. season over now. i don't give a sh-ite what replies i get parky was a joke. playing like he does will never get you anywhere in the league. get you a good cup run but thats it. rant over.
frustration understood. I thought we lacked a bit of real passion. We were too polite. But at least we maintained dignity throughout which was fantastic. More than can be said for Dyer with his selfish rant about the penalty.
Nathan Doyle was in a full page interview in the London Evening Standard on Friday and he said one of the great things about our team is that the lads like each other. Brilliant stuff and great advert for Bradford.
We played possible the third or fourth best team in the country at the moment. They beat Liverpool away and Chelsea over two legs, they hammered Arsenal at the Emirates and their manager is tipped to go to Real Madrid or Barcelona. Possibly only the two Manchester teams would have been a tougher task.
After Matt Duke's bad luck, it could theoretically have been double figures.
The whole journey had been massively positive and everyone invovled should be thanked. Fantastic.

Let's hope they can get down to earth and kick on in a much less polite way in the league now. The team needs some fire in their bellies and a new lease of life.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: i wont be at no parade after a performance like that. fans were fantastic, manager went negative again! for the amount of time and effort us fans put in yesterday they could have at least give it a go. season over now. i don't give a sh-ite what replies i get parky was a joke. playing like he does will never get you anywhere in the league. get you a good cup run but thats it. rant over.[/p][/quote]frustration understood. I thought we lacked a bit of real passion. We were too polite. But at least we maintained dignity throughout which was fantastic. More than can be said for Dyer with his selfish rant about the penalty. Nathan Doyle was in a full page interview in the London Evening Standard on Friday and he said one of the great things about our team is that the lads like each other. Brilliant stuff and great advert for Bradford. We played possible the third or fourth best team in the country at the moment. They beat Liverpool away and Chelsea over two legs, they hammered Arsenal at the Emirates and their manager is tipped to go to Real Madrid or Barcelona. Possibly only the two Manchester teams would have been a tougher task. After Matt Duke's bad luck, it could theoretically have been double figures. The whole journey had been massively positive and everyone invovled should be thanked. Fantastic. Let's hope they can get down to earth and kick on in a much less polite way in the league now. The team needs some fire in their bellies and a new lease of life. belle vue
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7:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Whoisevans? says...

We get 33,000 flag waving fans cheering our team through think and thin and all we get on here is moan,moan moan. Come on Bradford City fans who cares who got tickets and who didn't our fans did us proud can't you understand that or do you want to keep dragging the club through the mire?
We get 33,000 flag waving fans cheering our team through think and thin and all we get on here is moan,moan moan. Come on Bradford City fans who cares who got tickets and who didn't our fans did us proud can't you understand that or do you want to keep dragging the club through the mire? Whoisevans?
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7:37pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jim75 says...

Open top bus!Concentrate on getting into the playoffs,do not reward glorious failure.Yesterday was embarrasing,hopefull
y all these part timers will resurface this week.Swansea looked like real madrid yesterday,city got caught up in all the who ha and failed to turn up.
Open top bus!Concentrate on getting into the playoffs,do not reward glorious failure.Yesterday was embarrasing,hopefull y all these part timers will resurface this week.Swansea looked like real madrid yesterday,city got caught up in all the who ha and failed to turn up. jim75
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8:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Shelfrhino says...

Seems your pathetic football team put in about as much effort as your c**p rugby team did.
I can really see the council of your dying city celebrating coming second in a two horse race, just about sums bradford up.

Losers
Seems your pathetic football team put in about as much effort as your c**p rugby team did. I can really see the council of your dying city celebrating coming second in a two horse race, just about sums bradford up. Losers Shelfrhino
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8:16pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Plastic Bantam says...

Right, this is getting stupid... all those that comment about fans not coming to games think about this..... 30,000 tickets were sold exclusively to season ticket & flexi card holders. Therefore who did u all give your tickets to?!?!?!? You keep saying, where are the 20,000 normally?? Well clearly they are your mates/friends so why not ask them yourselves!!
Right, this is getting stupid... all those that comment about fans not coming to games think about this..... 30,000 tickets were sold exclusively to season ticket & flexi card holders. Therefore who did u all give your tickets to?!?!?!? You keep saying, where are the 20,000 normally?? Well clearly they are your mates/friends so why not ask them yourselves!! Plastic Bantam
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8:21pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Plastic Bantam says...

pudseykid wrote:
I once met a counsellor (whilst on the BCFC committee) and he said that CITY Hall hadnt done anything for the CLUB for years...SO NO..we dont want it..what we want now is investment from those who have funds so that we can build on what the CLUB have achieved over this cup run..what we also want is, as said that those (20000) who came to wembley (for a day out) will come to VP week-in-week-out to support the Club, as the more support will help this club go forward..just think what we could achieve if we were able to spend £3m on 3 players, as swansea were able to spend £19m on just one?. We go forwards from here..AND NO CITY HALL, dont spend your money on a civic ceremony, PUT IT in the CLUB
Swansea have not spent £19million on 1 player
[quote][p][bold]pudseykid[/bold] wrote: I once met a counsellor (whilst on the BCFC committee) and he said that CITY Hall hadnt done anything for the CLUB for years...SO NO..we dont want it..what we want now is investment from those who have funds so that we can build on what the CLUB have achieved over this cup run..what we also want is, as said that those (20000) who came to wembley (for a day out) will come to VP week-in-week-out to support the Club, as the more support will help this club go forward..just think what we could achieve if we were able to spend £3m on 3 players, as swansea were able to spend £19m on just one?. We go forwards from here..AND NO CITY HALL, dont spend your money on a civic ceremony, PUT IT in the CLUB[/p][/quote]Swansea have not spent £19million on 1 player Plastic Bantam
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8:25pm Mon 25 Feb 13

NorthernBull says...

city should announce the reception is at vp on wed night ... £5 quid on the gate for none st's...

free for kids if they bring their wembley flags....

not quite real madrid but swansea are in the top 3 'passing sides' in the country ...only faltering Arsenal stick truly to the passing / possession / lateral game...but Swansea can do possession football better at the moment in all probability ..

hence why laudrop will be on the radar of big clubs now ..

city should announce the reception is at vp on wed night ... £5 quid on the gate for none st's...

free for kids if they bring their wembley flags....

what a great day out at Wembley ....
the club deserves a good attendance against dagenham ..and needs to incentivise it tomorrow..

win the two games in hand and we can be wembley bound again ... with 50000 tickets being no problem for 18/19 May weekend !!
city should announce the reception is at vp on wed night ... £5 quid on the gate for none st's... free for kids if they bring their wembley flags.... not quite real madrid but swansea are in the top 3 'passing sides' in the country ...only faltering Arsenal stick truly to the passing / possession / lateral game...but Swansea can do possession football better at the moment in all probability .. hence why laudrop will be on the radar of big clubs now .. city should announce the reception is at vp on wed night ... £5 quid on the gate for none st's... free for kids if they bring their wembley flags.... what a great day out at Wembley .... the club deserves a good attendance against dagenham ..and needs to incentivise it tomorrow.. win the two games in hand and we can be wembley bound again ... with 50000 tickets being no problem for 18/19 May weekend !! NorthernBull
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8:39pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Victor Clayton says...

WayneRouke wrote:
I would be more than happy to support an open topped bus parade around the city on the strict understanding that ALL and ANY revenue generated from attending this event goes to Bradford City Football Club and NOT into the council coffers to waste and squander.
Get a life mate.
[quote][p][bold]WayneRouke[/bold] wrote: I would be more than happy to support an open topped bus parade around the city on the strict understanding that ALL and ANY revenue generated from attending this event goes to Bradford City Football Club and NOT into the council coffers to waste and squander.[/p][/quote]Get a life mate. Victor Clayton
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8:43pm Mon 25 Feb 13

NorthernBull says...

troll alert !!! the shelf whino is on ...

still hurting cos he lives in buttershaw, he has to pay council tax to the great city of Bradford .. (and i think i saw him at Wembley in claret and amber)
troll alert !!! the shelf whino is on ... still hurting cos he lives in buttershaw, he has to pay council tax to the great city of Bradford .. (and i think i saw him at Wembley in claret and amber) NorthernBull
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9:44pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Cityboy78 says...

City fans will whinge about owt. It was a cup final against a prem team. A five nil lesson in football was to be expected. Im sure the moaning **** who was shouting and berating the team after 15 minutes for all to hear is on this message board (wearing a red baseball cap?). I thought he was a plastic but he actually knew all the players names, still didnt stop him leaving at half time thank god.

No open top bus parade thanks. If we dont get into the play offs, ten men and his dog will turn up, if we do, then do one IF we win it.
City fans will whinge about owt. It was a cup final against a prem team. A five nil lesson in football was to be expected. Im sure the moaning **** who was shouting and berating the team after 15 minutes for all to hear is on this message board (wearing a red baseball cap?). I thought he was a plastic but he actually knew all the players names, still didnt stop him leaving at half time thank god. No open top bus parade thanks. If we dont get into the play offs, ten men and his dog will turn up, if we do, then do one IF we win it. Cityboy78
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11:31pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
Seems your pathetic football team put in about as much effort as your c**p rugby team did.
I can really see the council of your dying city celebrating coming second in a two horse race, just about sums bradford up.

Losers
I'm not for the open top bus parade but your statement is just wrong.
The league cup is a 92 horse race and Bradford came second. That's an achievement, it would be the equivalent of someone like Batley getting to the challenge cup final.
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: Seems your pathetic football team put in about as much effort as your c**p rugby team did. I can really see the council of your dying city celebrating coming second in a two horse race, just about sums bradford up. Losers[/p][/quote]I'm not for the open top bus parade but your statement is just wrong. The league cup is a 92 horse race and Bradford came second. That's an achievement, it would be the equivalent of someone like Batley getting to the challenge cup final. Thee Voice of Reason
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12:30am Tue 26 Feb 13

Reality50 says...

I got the feeling before the game and in the week leading up to it that BCFC were just happy to be there and didn't believe they could win. Parkinson's tactics were wrong and they needed an attacking threat and 442. To go 88 minutes without a shot at goal is not what i expected. Swansea are good but I felt Bradford in the first half should have been bolder. Even so a great achievement to get there in the first place.
I got the feeling before the game and in the week leading up to it that BCFC were just happy to be there and didn't believe they could win. Parkinson's tactics were wrong and they needed an attacking threat and 442. To go 88 minutes without a shot at goal is not what i expected. Swansea are good but I felt Bradford in the first half should have been bolder. Even so a great achievement to get there in the first place. Reality50
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3:54pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

No mention of the fact Swansea rested 5 players last weekend and got hammered 5-0 by a team of peers.

They weren't just turning up on Sunday, they were determined to win it and the fact that we had beaten 3 prem teams on the way there made their lauded manager take note and plan accordingly.

We could have fielded a team of all our best players from the past and still have ended up with a 5-0 loss
No mention of the fact Swansea rested 5 players last weekend and got hammered 5-0 by a team of peers. They weren't just turning up on Sunday, they were determined to win it and the fact that we had beaten 3 prem teams on the way there made their lauded manager take note and plan accordingly. We could have fielded a team of all our best players from the past and still have ended up with a 5-0 loss Prisoner Cell Block A
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4:35pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Victor Clayton says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
No mention of the fact Swansea rested 5 players last weekend and got hammered 5-0 by a team of peers. They weren't just turning up on Sunday, they were determined to win it and the fact that we had beaten 3 prem teams on the way there made their lauded manager take note and plan accordingly. We could have fielded a team of all our best players from the past and still have ended up with a 5-0 loss
completely and utterly agree. its like the pundits always say - if we play above ourself and the Swansea have an off day, we stand a chance. But Swansea did not have a bad day.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: No mention of the fact Swansea rested 5 players last weekend and got hammered 5-0 by a team of peers. They weren't just turning up on Sunday, they were determined to win it and the fact that we had beaten 3 prem teams on the way there made their lauded manager take note and plan accordingly. We could have fielded a team of all our best players from the past and still have ended up with a 5-0 loss[/p][/quote]completely and utterly agree. its like the pundits always say - if we play above ourself and the Swansea have an off day, we stand a chance. But Swansea did not have a bad day. Victor Clayton
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6:14pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Whoisevans? says...

Not so long ago Bradford City was calling on everyone to rally round and help the club in it's hour of need we wanted people from everywhere to come to benefit matches and such to help fund the clubs survival now we hear so called fans calling people for going to Wembley on a cold winter day. Just listen to yourselves we have drawn in much needed funds that will safe guard our club for many years to come. When we finish the season we need to reward the players what ever happens as we owe them a great deal for they have done more to further this clubs progress than any players in recent years. Those fans who went to Wembley please come back not all Bradford City fans are like the Ludites we have on here.
Not so long ago Bradford City was calling on everyone to rally round and help the club in it's hour of need we wanted people from everywhere to come to benefit matches and such to help fund the clubs survival now we hear so called fans calling people for going to Wembley on a cold winter day. Just listen to yourselves we have drawn in much needed funds that will safe guard our club for many years to come. When we finish the season we need to reward the players what ever happens as we owe them a great deal for they have done more to further this clubs progress than any players in recent years. Those fans who went to Wembley please come back not all Bradford City fans are like the Ludites we have on here. Whoisevans?
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8:44am Wed 27 Feb 13

Stevie-C says...

Reality50 wrote:
I got the feeling before the game and in the week leading up to it that BCFC were just happy to be there and didn't believe they could win. Parkinson's tactics were wrong and they needed an attacking threat and 442. To go 88 minutes without a shot at goal is not what i expected. Swansea are good but I felt Bradford in the first half should have been bolder. Even so a great achievement to get there in the first place.
good post
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: I got the feeling before the game and in the week leading up to it that BCFC were just happy to be there and didn't believe they could win. Parkinson's tactics were wrong and they needed an attacking threat and 442. To go 88 minutes without a shot at goal is not what i expected. Swansea are good but I felt Bradford in the first half should have been bolder. Even so a great achievement to get there in the first place.[/p][/quote]good post Stevie-C
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2:32pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Whoisevans? wrote:
Not so long ago Bradford City was calling on everyone to rally round and help the club in it's hour of need we wanted people from everywhere to come to benefit matches and such to help fund the clubs survival now we hear so called fans calling people for going to Wembley on a cold winter day. Just listen to yourselves we have drawn in much needed funds that will safe guard our club for many years to come. When we finish the season we need to reward the players what ever happens as we owe them a great deal for they have done more to further this clubs progress than any players in recent years. Those fans who went to Wembley please come back not all Bradford City fans are like the Ludites we have on here.
They didn't come to the benefit games or raise funds though. Or if THEY di then it must have been the regulars who stayed away. Get real.

Their bodies being at Wembley was more from a personal, selfish standpoint than for any benefit to City. Tonight's match will prove this. Little or no interest in the lifeblood, just what the club can do for them.

If trying to make an argument for the stay away fans do it tomorrow after tonights D&R( that's Dagenham and Redbridge for the uninitiated) match.

We'll have hard and fast figures to go on then.

PS, I am also parting with my second payment for next seasons ST, on top of just having my wife's 40th to shell out for and the Wembley weekend, times are as tough for me as they are others, I just put my money where my substantial mouth is. Still time to get your bargian £200 2013/14 ticket guys and gals, I expect to see you falling over each other.
[quote][p][bold]Whoisevans?[/bold] wrote: Not so long ago Bradford City was calling on everyone to rally round and help the club in it's hour of need we wanted people from everywhere to come to benefit matches and such to help fund the clubs survival now we hear so called fans calling people for going to Wembley on a cold winter day. Just listen to yourselves we have drawn in much needed funds that will safe guard our club for many years to come. When we finish the season we need to reward the players what ever happens as we owe them a great deal for they have done more to further this clubs progress than any players in recent years. Those fans who went to Wembley please come back not all Bradford City fans are like the Ludites we have on here.[/p][/quote]They didn't come to the benefit games or raise funds though. Or if THEY di then it must have been the regulars who stayed away. Get real. Their bodies being at Wembley was more from a personal, selfish standpoint than for any benefit to City. Tonight's match will prove this. Little or no interest in the lifeblood, just what the club can do for them. If trying to make an argument for the stay away fans do it tomorrow after tonights D&R( that's Dagenham and Redbridge for the uninitiated) match. We'll have hard and fast figures to go on then. PS, I am also parting with my second payment for next seasons ST, on top of just having my wife's 40th to shell out for and the Wembley weekend, times are as tough for me as they are others, I just put my money where my substantial mouth is. Still time to get your bargian £200 2013/14 ticket guys and gals, I expect to see you falling over each other. Prisoner Cell Block A
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3:52pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Silsdenman says...

Why shouldn't people go to the match for "selfish" reasons. It is an entertaining spectacle for which they have to pay same as anything else. If the business can't pay it's way, diehard fans might pay more if they feel so inclined but it's not reasonable to criticise others for attending just to enjoy it.
Why shouldn't people go to the match for "selfish" reasons. It is an entertaining spectacle for which they have to pay same as anything else. If the business can't pay it's way, diehard fans might pay more if they feel so inclined but it's not reasonable to criticise others for attending just to enjoy it. Silsdenman
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6:51pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Whoisevans? says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Whoisevans? wrote:
Not so long ago Bradford City was calling on everyone to rally round and help the club in it's hour of need we wanted people from everywhere to come to benefit matches and such to help fund the clubs survival now we hear so called fans calling people for going to Wembley on a cold winter day. Just listen to yourselves we have drawn in much needed funds that will safe guard our club for many years to come. When we finish the season we need to reward the players what ever happens as we owe them a great deal for they have done more to further this clubs progress than any players in recent years. Those fans who went to Wembley please come back not all Bradford City fans are like the Ludites we have on here.
They didn't come to the benefit games or raise funds though. Or if THEY di then it must have been the regulars who stayed away. Get real.

Their bodies being at Wembley was more from a personal, selfish standpoint than for any benefit to City. Tonight's match will prove this. Little or no interest in the lifeblood, just what the club can do for them.

If trying to make an argument for the stay away fans do it tomorrow after tonights D&R( that's Dagenham and Redbridge for the uninitiated) match.

We'll have hard and fast figures to go on then.

PS, I am also parting with my second payment for next seasons ST, on top of just having my wife's 40th to shell out for and the Wembley weekend, times are as tough for me as they are others, I just put my money where my substantial mouth is. Still time to get your bargian £200 2013/14 ticket guys and gals, I expect to see you falling over each other.
Come on listen to yourself Prisoner you would think that you are the only City fan who's been to games I have followed City since the late 60's and I for one am grateful for the extra cash these fans have generated and when you say how many helped to save the club I know of people who are not fans but donated. It goes back to the first time we were in trouble not just now and we didn't have the crowds then that we have now so I think that answers your own statement. Does it matter that these fans have never been to a game? This Wembley and cup fever has put this club on the best financial footing it has been in as long as I can remember. I think you should consider changing you name to Victor Meldrew. I don't believe it some B***ard has nick my seat. I know theres another one next to it but that is mine!!!
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Whoisevans?[/bold] wrote: Not so long ago Bradford City was calling on everyone to rally round and help the club in it's hour of need we wanted people from everywhere to come to benefit matches and such to help fund the clubs survival now we hear so called fans calling people for going to Wembley on a cold winter day. Just listen to yourselves we have drawn in much needed funds that will safe guard our club for many years to come. When we finish the season we need to reward the players what ever happens as we owe them a great deal for they have done more to further this clubs progress than any players in recent years. Those fans who went to Wembley please come back not all Bradford City fans are like the Ludites we have on here.[/p][/quote]They didn't come to the benefit games or raise funds though. Or if THEY di then it must have been the regulars who stayed away. Get real. Their bodies being at Wembley was more from a personal, selfish standpoint than for any benefit to City. Tonight's match will prove this. Little or no interest in the lifeblood, just what the club can do for them. If trying to make an argument for the stay away fans do it tomorrow after tonights D&R( that's Dagenham and Redbridge for the uninitiated) match. We'll have hard and fast figures to go on then. PS, I am also parting with my second payment for next seasons ST, on top of just having my wife's 40th to shell out for and the Wembley weekend, times are as tough for me as they are others, I just put my money where my substantial mouth is. Still time to get your bargian £200 2013/14 ticket guys and gals, I expect to see you falling over each other.[/p][/quote]Come on listen to yourself Prisoner you would think that you are the only City fan who's been to games I have followed City since the late 60's and I for one am grateful for the extra cash these fans have generated and when you say how many helped to save the club I know of people who are not fans but donated. It goes back to the first time we were in trouble not just now and we didn't have the crowds then that we have now so I think that answers your own statement. Does it matter that these fans have never been to a game? This Wembley and cup fever has put this club on the best financial footing it has been in as long as I can remember. I think you should consider changing you name to Victor Meldrew. I don't believe it some B***ard has nick my seat. I know theres another one next to it but that is mine!!! Whoisevans?
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