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Live blog: Bradford City v Aston Villa

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author

Ross Heppenstall, Bradford Bulls Reporter

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    [deleted] 3:29pm Tue 8 Jan 13
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    shaun from richmond 3:31pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    Just arrived at Heathrow !!!.........Could be touch and go to make it to the game!
    I think it will be 1-1 tonight. We will win at Villa Park!.
    Up the CITY!!

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    [deleted] 4:00pm Tue 8 Jan 13
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    lawsonio123 4:18pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    shaun from richmond wrote…


    Just arrived at Heathrow !!!.........Could be touch and go to make it to the game!
    I think it will be 1-1 tonight. We will win at Villa Park!.
    Up the CITY!!

    Good Lord Shaun have you gone mad. Not talking us down, However you are wrong City will have 2 goals to spare Take Care hope you get there

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    bcfc1903 4:57pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    Had me laughing too lawsonio....good luck to all tonight...never forget whatever the score this is history....never since 1911 have BCFC played such an important cup game......let's enjoy the ride...... give everything in vocal support and who knows where that will take us.

    **

    We shout with pride....we'll never hide...Claret and Amber.

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    340stopper 5:11pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    I hope tonight PP selects the same team that beat both Wigan and Arsenal,subject to injuries of course.
    Duke
    Darby
    Meredith
    McHugh
    McArdle
    Thompson
    Atkinson
    Doyle
    Hanson
    Wells
    Hines/G Jones
    These players have all had the experience of playing 180 mins plus extra time apart from Hines/Jones against the the two premiership teams.
    My wish is that AV do not score at all
    tonight even if we don't as away goals count double in the event of a tie.
    Best of luck to the lads tonight in what maybe a very physical game judging be the number of fouls AV made in the last game.
    Even if we loose, as posted before, the club have certainly given us a season to remember and that is regardless of wether we win promotion or not.

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    Jabroni Bantam 5:21pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    What an amazing day! I'll be watching the match in Madrid with several Spaniards dressed in BCFC gear! Haven't been so excited since I set off to Wembley in 1996!

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    Geraldine16 6:26pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    Come on City! Sending good vibes from a Baildon girl in Mexico City. I will be following the game on the T and A blog. Let's see a Mexican wave!

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    ravacity 6:34pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    struck down with a virus since sunday so i had to give my ticket away not got sky either absoloutely gutted, confident of a good result for city though to take to villa
    c mon city.

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    lawsonio123 6:47pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    ravacity wrote…


    struck down with a virus since sunday so i had to give my ticket away not got sky either absoloutely gutted, confident of a good result for city though to take to villa
    c mon city.

    Tap into firstrowsports.eu and i think you can watch the match free

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    PROBABLE LINEUPS:


    BRADFORD:4-4-2
    Duke
    Darby, Meredith, McHugh, McArdle
    Jones, Atkinson, Jones, Doyle
    Hanson, Wells


    ASTON VILLA:4-4-2
    Given
    Lowton, Clark, Herd, Lichaj
    El Ahmadi, Delph, Westwood, Bennett
    Bent, Benteke

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    Wallybantam 8:34pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    Great work lads..fantastic half

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    bullsforever 9:54pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    How many of the so called fans will be at the next home match, pathetic jump on the bandwagon fans

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    mekonista 9:59pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    rgh!

    (in a good way)

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    billybobbull 10:02pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    Fantastic.......grea
    t for City and great for the city. Well done gents.

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    HHITYKE 10:10pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    What a great night! Three Bradford exiles who watched city in the 60's sitting in front of the tv yelling our heads off! Well done boys! I will drink a few in your honor tonight. Abramov, we will be seeing you soon at Wembley!

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    ravacity 10:19pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    thanks to the above for the links,fantastic wont be missing the away leg atmosphere sounded amazing.ctid

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    Victor Clayton 10:53pm Tue 8 Jan 13

    well done city . great night, great result.

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    doubledigiter 12:29am Wed 9 Jan 13

    Errrmm??? Has this just happened? Am I dreaming? We, a bottom tier club for the last 6 seasons have not only reached the semi final of England's 2nd major cup competition but we have gone and beaten a Premier League team? Before anyone says it I'm not having any of this nonesense about how poor Villa are etc - they are a really poor team in the Premier League yes but they still have players who are streets ahead of ours in terms of quality yet we have still beaten them! What an achievement! Whatever happens from here in this tie can never take away the achievement of what that team have done in this game tonight! Proudest I've EVER been to be a city fan in 26 years of being a fan! Wooooohoooooo!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!

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    alfucham 12:43am Wed 9 Jan 13

    Fabulous

    Villa had paid about 98 million for that lot.

    City paid Guiseley £7500.

    Roy of The Rovers due a reprint.

    Now get off Lawnees back.

    Things are coming good and without his brass tonight would never have happened.

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    shoesmaker4 12:44am Wed 9 Jan 13

    wot a great result from all the players chuffed to bits come on city

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    lonniejockstrap 1:03am Wed 9 Jan 13

    YEEEEEEEHAAAAA!!!!!!
    ! Just got home from game and nobody has posted saying PP shouldn't be offered a new contract. I'm in shock....THUD.... That was the sound of me hitting the ground after fainting.

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    Bradford1903 1:11am Wed 9 Jan 13

    Absolutely brilliant lads.

    Thought we were going to be in for a long night first 20 minutes, with Nzogbia causing us problems in the roving role between the central midfield and the back four, but once we learned to pick him up, we got a foothold in the game, and played some excellent football.

    Yes, they have missed some great chances, but we could easily have had few more goals as well.

    Really frustrating to see us concede a realy soft goal, which threatened to undo a lot of our good work but what a great header from McHugh.

    With a two goal lead I'd say it's 50/50 as to whether we will go through; if we can score then I believe we will do.

    Whatever happens though, tonight will life long in the memory.

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    lonniejockstrap 1:48am Wed 9 Jan 13

    I expected Wigan to beat us, I expected Arsenal to beat us, I expect Villa will beat us. Looks like I'll be having a trip to Wembley at this rate!

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    Rambo 2:02am Wed 9 Jan 13

    lonniejockstrap wrote…


    I expected Wigan to beat us, I expected Arsenal to beat us, I expect Villa will beat us. Looks like I'll be having a trip to Wembley at this rate!

    I expected Notts County and Watford to beat us. The only team I thought we had a real chance against was Burton, and were about 2 minutes from going out against them...

    I've been going to games for 17 years. Regardless of what happens in the return leg, I think that was the best night at VP I have ever seen.

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    tyker2 6:45am Wed 9 Jan 13

    unbelievable!!!

    could not get to game as in the deep south on business. Watched on sky with a couple of mates (not city fans).

    THEY SAID THEY HAD NEVER SEEN ANYTHIN LIKE IT BEFORE----well done to all the players and PP.

    Lambert was getting redder and redder and more annoyed as each minute went by. Clear attempt by him to get his players to bully us and to up tempo in second half faltered when we stood toe to toe with them

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    Chilebilly 6:48am Wed 9 Jan 13

    Well played Bradford you were fantastic.
    I told you last week that we were rubbish and people came on here and slated me for telling the truth about my team.
    Where are you now you so called armchair experts!!!!

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    tyker2 8:25am Wed 9 Jan 13

    £7500 3 98 million 1

    Dean Saunders said that Wells was the best striker in this league and Hanson was a real handful isolating two central defenders

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