Live blog: The countdown to Bradford City's Capital One Cup final - one day to go! (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Live blog: The countdown to Bradford City's Capital One Cup final - one day to go!
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- There is just ONE day to go until Bradford City face Swansea in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.
- As cup fever grips the city, we want you to share your pictures, news and views on our daily live blog.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @HannahP_TandA or text your pictures, video, news and views by texting TANEWS to 80360.
@pickersgill1 @HannahP_TandA i was visiting family in Chepstow this week - sister said i should take car flag down as in wales - no chance!— @eamonnpower 23 February 2013
@HannahP_TandA I think the wee man can do it for us! #ournameisonthecup. http://t.co/ONHrGfOQ0U— @davejackobantam 23 February 2013
24 hours to kick-off... #nervous #bcafc— @abaxter95 23 February 2013
Back home after a week in the freezing north and ready for trip to Wembley tomorrow. Come on Bantams! #bcafc— @AMfabandforty 23 February 2013
This time tomorrow, ahhh #bcafc— @BenKentt 23 February 2013
Tom Victor and family have emailed from Christiansburg, Virginia, in the US.
"Our prayers and well wishes to the team and one and all there, from your friends here in Virginia, USA. We're so excited for you!
"They will prevail!"
At the hotel! #omg its amazing #bcafc cant wait for tomorrow @officialbantams— @charlottelynchh 23 February 2013
How to fill my time between now and 9am tomorrow? Just keep walking round the house, nervous energy. #bcafc— @davebantam 23 February 2013
A few Harry Potter scarves around today #bcafc— @wually 23 February 2013
Shout out to all my Bradford people travelling down to Wembley!!!! #BCAFC— @Dynamomagician 23 February 2013
Ursula Penning has emailed in this picture of City fans getting ready for Wembley by a statue of Sir Winston Churchill.
Chris Fenton in Australia has this message for Bradford City:
"I would just like to wish all my family and friends in Bradford travelling to London to watch the Bantams a very safe journey and I hope you all have a very special weekend.
"Be safe, be good and enjoy the moment. For every supporter, be it new, old, seasoned or glory, I hope Bradford City raise the trophy high on Sunday for you all.
"Faith has rewarded you with a trip to London, belief may now see your team walking up the steps of Wembley as cup winners.
"I hope the 56 fans, sadly no longer with us, are angels on the shoulders of giant killers.
"A special mention goes to my sister Nicola Parker who, like most others, has watched her beloved team through all the good AND all the bad.
"I wish I could be with her on Sunday just to see how happy seeing Bradford City walk out at a league cup final would make her.
"My heart will always be red and I'd love nothing more than hearing the City fans sing You'll Never Walk Alone but on Sunday for at least 90 mins I'll be 100% CITD.
"C'MON YOU BANTAMS!!!!!!! KNEES ARE GETTING TREMBLY!!!!!!"
From Christopher Fenton Australia
@HannahP_TandA and now Mum Margaret Baxter who has gone to the effort of making a claret and amber onesie for Wembley http://t.co/nPGkGVBx6g— @citygentsteve75 23 February 2013
@HannahP_TandA Getting ready for tomorrow! Woof woof x http://t.co/YfoL5u6hSq— @supersarahshoes 23 February 2013
Bradford City's fairytale story has gone global.
Don and Maggie Nathan in Norris, Tennessee, in the USA, have just emailed this American news screen grab (a story which mentions the T&A live blog), saying: "American football is over, and you folks are making NATIONAL NEWS in the USA!
"What a FANTASTIC story. We have contracted with our local pub to open early SUNDAY MORNING so we can cheer the on BRADFORD CITY!!!
"We are headed out today to try to acquire the right colors for tomorrow's big game.
"The rich kids on the other side tie their laces up no differently than you.
"YOU CAN DO IT BANTAMS!! TENNESSEE and the USA are pulling for you!!!"
And here's a video of Phil Parkinson's men as they set off for Wembley yesterday!
“@Dynamomagician: Shout out to all my Bradford people travelling down to Wembley!!!! #BCAFC” good luck dynamo— @BelvedereEnts 23 February 2013
The M1 seems to be full of City fans. Come on City #bcafc— @iansoftley 23 February 2013
Anthony Dignam has shared this photo of Jack, Amy, Harry and Ella Dignam from Baildon, ready for Wembley!
Andy Newton, originally of Queensbury but now living in the Philippines, has dug out this picture of his first car when he moved abroad in 1999.
"Even back then Bradford City were always in my thoughts.
"Notice the logos on the hood - or bonnet to you lot over the pond - and rear quarter fenders."
Phil Jenkinson said: "A little over five years ago the family made the trip back over to Bradford from Sydney, Australia, and my two girls, Sarah and Emily, were mascots at the game against Luton Town. The T&A actually ran the story.
"Well, unfortunately due to circumstance we can't make the trip to Wembley but we will be watching the game live at 3am at home in Sydney with friends.
"Good luck to everyone concerned with the club - no doubt it will be tough holding back the tears and the emotion - wishing we were all there with you at Wembley.
"From everyone in Aussie - Good luck.
"Life-long City supporters Phil Jenkinson, Sarah, and Emily.
"Would love to get in touch with fellow Bantams' supporters in Sydney. Come on City!"
Stephen Bradford sent in this picture: "My granson Coban Kondri... We're the famous Bradford City and we're off to Wembley!"
After a few Bantam dogs, here's a Bradford City cat...!
Sheila Thompson emailed: "Here's a photo of our Sasha Thompson, who now lives in Evesham.
"Brought up in Bradford, born in Liverpool, she's our little hero."
Sara has emailed in this picture of her mum getting ready to go into Bradford today.
Make mine a double! Elliott Whitehead hoping to toast Bradford Bulls and City success http://t.co/id1nyegCRH #bradfordbulls #bcafc— @rosshtanda 23 February 2013
John Robertson emailed from Ohio, USA, saying: "Good Luck to Bradford City tomorrow.
"This is stuff of fairytales and let’s pray for a wonderful ending.
"Wish I could be there but will be following from home in Ohio, USA."
Rita Scully has emailed in the early hours of this morning saying Dominic Scully, Graham Foster and Rod Anderson had just left to catch the 11pm flight from Toronto to London to watch Bradford City on Sunday.
"Graham has nephews at the game and Dominic has five great nephews he is hoping to see."
@HannahP_TandA So proud to be a Bantam. What #bcafc have achieved is unbelievable. Can history be made on Sunday? I believe so!— @NikkiBantam 22 February 2013
@AliSharpe @HannahP_TandA a good luck message from the most easterly town in England, lowestoft— @bantamref 22 February 2013
@HannahP_TandA Everybody should love an #underdog!! Go #Bradford!!!— @NoDa_Dweller 23 February 2013
1:39am Sat 23 Feb 13
I will be in the cheers bar george st from 2am for all those sydney bantams.
im excited here so bradford must be going crazy.
Enjoy the day everyone and good luck and well done on what youve already achieved.
do it for those 56 we will never forget.
including my schoolmates the ormandroyds always in my thoughts :)
On coach down to London. M1 is busy with cars parading city scarfs and flags already :-) @HannahP_TandA— @southychris 23 February 2013
That's it for the T&A live blog today. Tomorrow there will be just one, yes ONE, day to go until Bradford City walk out at Wembley.
Keep emailing your pictures to email@example.com or tweet @HannahP_TandA.
@HannahP_TandA Claret & Amber Ale on at The Brewery this afternoon the weekend started already & 60 cases of Claret&Amber Bottles Sold today— @NaylorsBrewery 22 February 2013
Arnold Thompson, 89, said: "I am looking forward to my second visit to Wembley with City, during my 78 years watching them.
"In a few weeks time I will be 90 years of age and what a birthday present the Capital One Cup would be for me...
"Got my ticket and ready to go... going with my son, daughter in law, grandson and granddaughter and five friends of my son. I am so excited!"
Chris Beaumont, a Bingley bantam in Australia, emailed: "Driving around Sydney with pride with my makeshift flag (towel!)
"Got a few good luck beeps. Gutted I can't be there but will be in spirit, never forget Wembley last time and this will be bigger!"
Matthew Emery, previously of Wyke, left Perth in western Australia last night for a 20 hour flight to London... looking a bit tired!
@HannahP_TandA no matter what happens Sunday, every City fan is proud of you for pulling off such an amazing feet, Enjoy it, you earnt it— @DannyBaracskay 22 February 2013
@HannahP_TandA Believe and the impossible might just happen! Best of luck everyone. Charles,Sarah,Olivia,George & Mary Hague.— @cjhague24 22 February 2013
Boom happy days wembley Sunday !! Hoping for a #bcafc cup upset— @liammoore93 21 February 2013
12:29pm Fri 22 Feb 13
belle vue says
am I going to be the only one wearing a city scarf going north on the M1 on Sunday?! Me and my girlfriend couldn't get tickets so we're driving from London to Bradford to take my Dad out to watch it. Anyone know which pubs / bars will be good for atmosphere and space (getting a seat - my Dad's 83 and his brother was on City's books in the late 40s).
City Vaults in town or or Old Tramshed at Saltaire are first thoughts.
Come on lads. Step up to that plate, embrace it and enjoy it. What a glorious day it's going to be.
Just had an email from Russ Hewitt, the only Bradford City supporter on HMS Northumberland in the middle of the Gulf.
"I will be watching BFPS hoping that City can go one step further and make even more history!
"COME ON THE LADS!!"
Gavin Dimmock's emailed in this picture, taken by a Leeds United supporter friend, who's been on a Wembley tour today.
Check out the preparation...
Staff at Mitton have held a dress-down day to raise money for the burns unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
Is it a film star? No, Nahki Wells on way to Wembley .... #bcafc http://t.co/HwaCABK1rC— @ParkerTandA 22 February 2013
And they're off....... #bcafc are going to Wembley!! http://t.co/fEcczPBEGz— @ParkerTandA 22 February 2013
1:05am Fri 22 Feb 13
Am I the only Bantam in Mexico City?
Freezing ar Cedar Court but atmosphere is buzzing for #bcafc send off— @ParkerTandA 22 February 2013
Captain having a good read ... #bcafc @Bradford_TandA http://t.co/rNYHomTQhE— @ParkerTandA 22 February 2013
10:20am Fri 22 Feb 13
Bradford directors, management, playing staff and supporters dared to dream!!
Please let's ensure a minutes applause at the 56 minute mark. I have a tear in my eye just thinking about it. This final is as much for the 56 people that lost their lives as it is for the fans going on Sunday.
Let's dare to dream one more time.
Excitment bubbling over now, can't concentrate on work! 2 days to go! #capitalonecup #bcafc #livingthedream #wembley— @DunkieB 22 February 2013
2 days until Wembley #bcafc :-)— @matty_parsons 22 February 2013
@BMANews @HannahP_TandA chair &deputy of BMA welsh consultants put aside political allegiance for wembley rivalry... http://t.co/0p2flZgAfd— @pickersgill1 21 February 2013
@HannahP_TandA In last night's Waterloo Road, the school team played in Claret + Amber and won 2-1 - good omens?— @AWaddingComms 22 February 2013
Stuart Wright has sent in this picture of his two-year-old son Isaac in the car on our their way to nursery in Nelson, Lancashire this morning.
"He insisted on wearing his Super Bantams hat, the same hat I wore to the play-off final in 1996 - that’s his 'cheese' face by the way, he’s not being poked with a stick!
"He’s too young to be making the trip on Sunday but has the T&A sticker in his bedroom window and has been singing Wembley songs with me down the phone to his grandad Alan Wright in Wibsey.
"He’s a future Bantam in the making."
Neil Kellett said: "All ready for Sunday! To walk up Wembley Way with my son in City colours to a major cup final is going to be priceless.
"Come on City, just one more great cup memory - the biggest of all."
David Lightowler has emailed from Whitby, Canada.
"Here's my City Wall, educating my Canadian colleagues and
for once hockey taking a back seat!
"On my way Friday evening from Toronto Airport.
"From the days of Bobby Campbell, Wembley play-off final, Premiership and Relagations..
"Its just, what are the two words? 'Unbelieveable Jeff'.
"Bring on the kick off. Shout it out loud, shout it out proud - come on City, come on City... 56 always with us."
Roman Migowski emailed to say he is sitting on the floor at terminal A21 in Philadelphia after flying up from Tampa, Florida.
"I arrive in London Friday morning - Sunday cannot come soon enough!"
Stephen Baxter has emailed in a picture of his dad, Hilary Baxter, in his Bantams' shirt, holding a copy of the latest City Gent fanzine.
He said: "My Dad or H as he is known by has been supporting Bradford City for well over 50 years and introduced me to the beautiful game.
"However as you can see he is a far way from home having booked a once in a lifetime eight week trip to Austrailia and New Zealand some 18 months ago never dreaming that the Bantams would get to a major cup final.
"He is obviously gutted not to be able to go to Wembley and as we were leaving Villa Park he was pricing up flights from Oz and back again but at a cost of £7,500 and a costly divorce he decided against it!
"Anyhow the rest of the Baxters will be at Wembley in force to cheer the Mighty Bantams on!"
There are now just TWO days to go and excitement is building...!
Keep emailing in your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about your preparations for Sunday's final!
That's it for today's live blog, but we'll be back tomorrow when there will be just TWO days to go until the Capital One Cup final.
Remember to pick up your copy of the Telegraph & Argus tomorrow for a free full-colour 56-page Capital One Cup final souvenir pull-out celebrating Bradford's biggest game for more than 100 years!
Bring on Sunday. #bcafc http://t.co/Yt91LMhfHS— @justwannajive 21 February 2013
Richard Beech has sent in this picture saying "Bradford City Supporters Club in the frozen Czech Republic.
"My flight and wembley tickets have arrived! Come on City!"
Staff at Bradford's Midland Hotel are getting in the spirit...
@hannahp_tandA made a bet that if we best Arsenal me and my brother would both get tattoos http://t.co/fScIpltxsR— @Dportz11 21 February 2013
Angela Fenton has emailed, saying: "My daughter and son in law will be at Wembley supporting City as they have done for many years.
"Come on city do us proud and bring home the silverware, make history happen, we will be cheering you on from afar!
"From Angela, Peter, Maureen and Christine in Florida."
@HannahP_TandA Alfie getting ready for Wembley. His knees were so trembly his shorts fell off. Shame he can't go! http://t.co/nd5Q9a2y4n— @BillHardie62 21 February 2013
@Dynamomagician My friend Anthony Benson travelling to wembley from Auckland, NZ. Please RT for a legend!! #bcafc http://t.co/NqSiYbML12— @Kenzie1975 21 February 2013
Just seen Rory McArdle walking through Bradford with his missus. #bcafc— @rosshtanda 21 February 2013
11:31am Thu 21 Feb 13
3 more sleeps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!come on city.
Christopher Binns, of East Morton, emailed this picture of his daughter's boyfriend Tom - an Argentinian in Buenos Aires - in his Bantams' shirt.
He said: "During the late 1990s our daughter Charlotte, as a pupil at what was then Gilstead Middle School Bingley became, along with us regular supporters at Bradford City thanks to a scheme run jointly between the school and the football club.
"Many years later during a gap year after university travelling around New Zealand, Charlotte met her boyfriend Tom, an Argentinean from Buenos Aires.
"She now lives in that fantastic vibrant and very clean city at the other side of the world.
"In September last year we had the pleasure of travelling down there to meet Tom and his parents for the first time.
"The question arose as to what kind of gift would appeal to a football mad Argentinean.
"I hit on the idea of buying a Bradford City away shirt complete with his name on the back along with the number 5, the position he normally plays.
"It turned out my choice of gift was a complete success as Tom wears his Bradford City shirt with pride around Buenos Aires.
"To be honest he had never heard of Bradford let alone Bradford City - although he and his friends are avid Premier Division followers.
"Well they have heard of Bradford City now and they will be cheering on Bradford City from the other side of the World when they play Swansea at Wembley."
Ian Brewster has emailed about the Bradford City fire disaster in 1985.
"My brother Tony Brewster was there at Valley Parade on the day of the fire and on the Monday his picture, between the goalposts, was printed in the T&A as his 'sheepskin coat smouldered' and he protected a lady from the heat.
"Please post this as my brother is and has been a life-long Bantams and City Gent fan....
"My brother is is 60 years old and never has his support waned in all these years.
"He still doesn't talk about that day of the fire... ask the players to give my brother one of the greatest days of his life and win that cup so I can see him smile in a way no-one will ever know.... good luck City on Saturday."
@HannahP_TandA #wembleyweekend starts meeting ian brown+mani before the gig in dubai! Fly home straight after #BCAFC http://t.co/hdN4EYvhPF— @karldargue 21 February 2013
@HannahP_TandA thanks for article lots of enquries for todays sports volunteering event here at 1pm as a result- really appreciated #bcafc— @BradfordVC 21 February 2013
Garyth Davis made a trip to Wembley on his way to Bantams' League 2 clash with Wimbledon on Saturday...!
@HannahP_TandA Leaving Tahiti on Fri morning. Over 9,000 miles and 25 hours in the air. Wouldn't miss this for the world. CTID #airfrance— @captmikehitch 21 February 2013
@HannahP_TandA just made my American flatmates watch the entire Villa replay. Can't wait to fly back from #NYC on Friday! #bcafc #BELIEVE— @jimiwall87 21 February 2013
10:59am Thu 21 Feb 13
Michael Clayton says
'Big Jim Hanson'? Until a few weeks ago, it was always James Hanson; or have I missed something? I remember a Radio Five announcer stating they call him 'Big Jim' and me thinking 'no they don't!).
Greg Colehan has just sent in this picture of Dan from Wibsey in Tenerife - but he's coming back for the big day!
Good morning! There are now just THREE days to go until the Capital One Cup final and I've been deludged with emails and pictures from excited fans from all around the world! Keep checking the live blog for updates and keep sending in your stories, views and pictures to email@example.com or @HannahP_TandA on Twitter.
And that's it for the live blog today. We'll be back tomorrow, so keep emailing in your pictures, news and views to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweeting @HannahP_TandA.
Chris Tomkins has tweeted this picture of his Bantam dog...!
@HannahP_TandA Can't wait for Wembley, travelling down on Sunday to support the boys. #bantamsatwembley— @josh_donlon 20 February 2013
4 days until the cups in the right cabinet, come on city @HannahP_TandA #GiantKillers #MicksStagDo2013 http://t.co/FzYg4SPW— @MickKinsley86 20 February 2013
Kieran Thompson has just tweeted this picture of Richard Thompson with his Wembley shirt.
Paul and Mark Everett from Eccleshill have sent in this picture of their 'Big Jim Hanson - he used to work at the Co-op' flag, which will be travelling with them to Wembley!
Rarely-seen footage of Bradford City’s 1911 FA Cup victory against Newcastle has been released by Yorkshire Firm Archive as it backs Bantams’ bid to lift the Capital One Cup on Sunday.
One four-minute clip showing the first match, a goalless draw at Crystal Palace’s London ground on April 22 1911, was donated to the York-based archive by a private individual.
And a two-minute video, acquired from the Imperial War Museum, shows scenes from the replay at Manchester United’s then recently-opened ground at Old Trafford - including the reaction of City players after Jimmy Speirs’ 15th minute headed winner, which secured the historic victory in front of a 58,000-strong crowd on April 26, 1911.
Here's an email from Carley Longbottom, who said: "After seeing all the people in the paper during the week who have travelled over to see Bradford at Wembley I wanted to let you know of my cousin who lives in Port Headland, Western Australia, who arrived in Bradford yesterday for the game.
"My cousin Michael Dziombak appeared in the T&A when they left for Australia on 23rd August 1997 in the then pink sports paper, when they appeared on the pitch and received signed footballs."
Damien Wilkinson has just tweeted a picture of this poster from when Bradford City were last at Wembley in 1996 saying: "Trip down memory lane and some fabulous memories!"
Just received an email from Phil Woodford, a life-long Bradford City fan, born in Fagley, who moved to Canada with his family when he was 11 in 1957.
"I have fond memories of Valley Parade and going to to the games with my friend, Mick Brannen. My City hero in those days was Bobby Webb who, to me, was the Stanley Mathews/ Paul Gascoigne of his day.
"I get emotional just thinking of what City have accomplished this season.
"Thanks to my cousin's boys I'll be at Wembley on Sunday.
"This certainly is a big bucket list item stroked-off."
@HannahP_TandA loving the T&A wembley articles. flying out on friday from sydney for the final, sunday's my 25th b'day as well. can't wait!— @Penno94 20 February 2013
Toby Kinder, a South Londoner who will be in Bradford this weekend, has emailed asking where he should watch the Capital One Cup final. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Chris Tompkins in counting down to Wembley.
He's just tweeted this picture, saying: "Not long now. Making the journey from the Isle of Man on Saturday morning."
Andy Ross in Sydney is packing for his trip to Wembley.
He said: "Expect it's a little colder than Sydney!"
10:26am Wed 20 Feb 13
Hey Sarah from Sydney where you watching the game, I will be in the casino if interested. I also am an exiled bantam and for once only would rather be back in Bradford and Wembley than stuck by a beach.
City is the only thing I miss so wish I could afford to fly back.
Enjoy the day everyone and do Bradford proud.
city till I die chris
Dave Wood, a life-long Bantams fan who now lives in Birmingham, has just emailed saying: "Attended both legs against Villa so imagine the crack I've had with loads of Villa mates.
"Now taking my son, Sam - a Villa fan - to Wembley and just can't wait!"
Have I just seen Peter Beagrie & @ParkerTandA posing with the League Cup? #CupFever— @deadbloke 20 February 2013
Me, Beags and the #capitalonecup .... #bcafc http://t.co/wp22mf0E— @ParkerTandA 20 February 2013
4 sleeps till wembley #excited #bcafc— @sharonmason57 20 February 2013
@HannahP_TandA #wemberlee. We're the famous Bradford City and were going to #wemberlee http://t.co/VWQ0r4oW— @davejackobantam 20 February 2013
The Co-operative giant shirt, seen here under James Hanson, Zavon Hines and a, err, banana, is back at the Kirkgate Centre today between 11am and 1.30pm. It will be one of the last chances to sign it before it's handed over to Friends of Bradford City to take down to Wembley tonight!
4 days til wembley and 1 day to go at work #bcafc— @Stonesy90 20 February 2013
Here's Steve Coulter of Oakenshaw and his son Owen getting ready for their trip to Wembley.
"Can't get any more excited," he said.
She's also shared this picture of dog Ellie, a Bantam of 12 years!
Natalie Blott, a teacher at Horton Grange Primary School, has emailed in these pictures of its Bradford City day at the end of term.
Ooh, look what I've found at Valley Parade... #bcafc http://t.co/lvwB0ZA3— @ParkerTandA 19 February 2013
It's been revealed Bradford City will pay tribute to the fans who lost their lives in the Valley Parade fire disaster by wearing specially-made tracksuit tops with the number 56 and the words 'Always With Us' embroidered on the front at Wembley this weekend.
What do you think? Email your views to email@example.com.
Neil Hellewell has sent in this photograph of his 27-year-old daughter Sarah, taken earlier today, flying the flag for the Bantams in Sydney, Australia.
Sarah, originally from Steeton, has lived in Sydney for the last three years and, although she can't be at Wembley on Sunday, will be getting up at 3am on Monday morning to watch the match with her partner Michael - an Arsenal supporter!
Her dad, who will be watching the game against Swansea at Wembley, said: "Sarah is a Bradford City supporter by default having grown up with a Bantams-mad father and brother and was at Wembley aged ten the last time City were there in 1996."
Her mum Sue Hellewell, brother and sister-in-law Mark and Sally Hellewell and uncle Ian Hellewell will all be at Wembley on Sunday.
In today's T&A we have another double page spread on the build up to the Capital One Cup final including a Bradford geography teacher who has vowed not to let his Wembley ticket out of his sight as he travels around India, a Bradford security firm offering free seats on its coaches to London, the claret and amber tranformation of the Sir Titus Salt statue in Saltaire and The Corrigan Brothers' transformation into the Carl McHugh Brothers...
Here's a video from Bradford City's media day yesterday...
Just received this email from 'exiled City fanatic' Paul Robinson, who is at home packing for his flight from Sydney to Leeds Bradford Airport tomorrow.
He said: "So excited about going to watch City down at Wembley. It still hasn't sunk in that we are going to be in a major cup final.
"Looking forward to the drive down the M1 on the day seeing all the cars on the motorway decked out in claret and amber flags and scarves just like in '96 when we were last at Wembley.
"Come on City, you can do it!"
Can't beat the feeling!!! #Bcafc— @IsaurayYaeger 20 February 2013
Good morning! There are now just four days to go until the Capital One Cup final and every day this week the T&A will be running a live blog counting down to Wembley.
Been told McArdle was back in training today ... #bcafc— @ParkerTandA 19 February 2013
That is the end of today's live blog - thanks to everyone who's contributed. We'll be back up and running again tomorrow morning, so keep sending in your news, views and pictures!
Stuart Law has just tweeted, saying: "Still having to pinch myself to believe what we have achieved. So proud and can't wait for the day out at Wembley."
Paul Wormwell, of The Card Corner in Wibsey, sent in this picture of the Bantams' supporter in their window...!
Are you a business bedecked in claret and amber? Get in touch!
Can't wait for wembley on sunday! #bcafc claret & amber on wembley way!!!— @garrycurtis93 19 February 2013
Can anyone help Mark Broscombe choose which of these retro Bradford City shirts to wear on Sunday?
He said: "I'm thinking maybe I'll go with the 1996 play-off winning shirt, even if it is a little tight around the gut!"
Ash Williams has just emailed in this picture of him flying the Bradford City flag on holiday in Magaluf!
Here are a few of the Bradford City flags that will be making their way down to Wembley on Sunday...
This email from David Wanless made me laugh...
"Hope this is on Mark Lawn's shopping list come Monday morning!"
Gavin Dimmock, who emailed in a picture of his Bradford City/New York City tattoo earlier, has just tweeted to say his daughter Bethany Amber Dimmock has just had a second ink session on her tattoo - which includes Bantams references and the date of her first match.
Just had a tweet from a Welsh Bantam...
Trevor Pickersgill left Yorkshire in 1986 and has lived in Cardiff ever since.
He said: "Watched City since 1979 lots of Cardiff city fans on our side!"
Kramers Designs and Signs Ltd has given its van a claret and amber makeover in tribute to Bradford City...!
@annfirth Win or Lose it doesn't matter to me. I'm just glad I can go to Wembley again to cheer on the mighty #bcafc. It's going to be good— @BiiGSeaN86 19 February 2013
A highlight from yesterday's live blog...
Jason Knight emailed in this picture of his T&A 'City @ Wembley' car sticker in his car in Christchurch, New Zealand.
He said: "My gran back in Bradford sent me a City car sticker and I could not be more pleased to fly the flag for the boys going to Wembley from here in New Zealand!
"I will be getting up early, at 4am on February 25 NZ time, to watch the game live."
Just got email to say we are going to #wembley on capital one convey #bcafc— @bantamboy34 19 February 2013
Bags packed, tickets stashed and looking forward to my journey down south tom! Early preparations for some footy game. #bcafc— @bigbobbycampbel 19 February 2013
Here's two-year-old William Everett with his first-ever Bradford City flag, posing outside the club shop.
Here's another Bradford City tattoo belonging to Gavin Dimmock...
He said: "This is my tribute to the two cities I love, Bradford City and NYC."
Incase anyone was wondering what Bantam Monkey has on the back of his outfit...
RT @n0elgallagherr: Wembley on Sunday can not wait! #bcafc— @LaurenHaughin 19 February 2013
RT @AshHarper90: Still can't believe I'm going to see city in a major cup final this is unreal #bcafc— @Rach1994x 19 February 2013
Jonny Metcalfe has just texted in this picture of his new Bradford City tattoo. Any more out there?
Richard Barstow, who's flown over from Australia, is soaking up as much sport as possible during his trip.
He said: "Arrived last Saturday and went straight to the AFC Wimbledon game.
"I plan to go to watch local lads Melbourne Storm on Friday night versus Leeds Rhinos, on Saturday I'm heading to watch Halifax Town play at home, on Sunday it's the cup final, then I'm back to Bradford for the Dagenham game Wednesday night!"
The 1991 programme and ticket has brought back memories from Alex Browne.
He tweeted: "That Swansea match in '91 was one of my earliest games.. we lost 6-4 and I remember it broke the scoreboard!"
Ben Waring has tweeted this bit of Bradford City nostalgia from when the Bantams played Swansea in 1991...
Pardew exclusive: #bcafc will find it hard to keep Parky if they win cup .... http://t.co/zdHvXu0Q— @ParkerTandA 19 February 2013
RT @TaylorBCAFC: #BestFootballChants he's magic, you know, you'll never get past Gary jones! #bcafc— @Jordan91Dixon 19 February 2013
Someone else who is ready for the final is... errr... Bantam Monkey...
@bantammonkey has just tweeted: "The Chimp has got his shirt ready for Wembley!"
And here's little Lucina in her Bantams' gear...!
Paul Jarvis has emailed in these pictures of his nine month old daughter Lucina looking after his tickets for Sunday.
Mark Billington from Russell in the bay islands of New Zealand has just emailed this:
"I can't get back for this game but have at least ten family members going to Wembley!
"I've supported City since I was a child and watched them get promoted from the 4th division back in '82... they played Cliff Richard that day at Valley Parade!
"I'm so very proud to come from the city, I never shy away from saying where I was born and raised.
"I'm absolutely certain we'll win, I feel it's our destiny - we deserve it - it doesn't need spelling out, but as a city we all know why we deserve it.
"Come on City, fight your hardest and bring that cup back - then conquer Europe...!"
"I'll be watching on Sky TV from 4.30am over here - please God no power cuts we've had six so far this year...!"
4 sleeps til London!!!! #bcafc #hurryup— @scottwilkins85 19 February 2013
Wembley win will make Bradford City boss hot property: Alan Pardew reckons City have a “35 per cent” chance of w... http://t.co/jHdvMR8V— @Bradford_TandA 19 February 2013
Andrew Redmile has emailed in this picture, saying: "Gutted I'm missing the final but flying the flag in Thailand.
"All the English here are rooting for Bradford."
@HannahP_TandA My son Matthew (15) & I are going to Wembley from Ooty, Tamilnadu, India where I teach French at http://t.co/DWx5Eup2— @Martin_Hickey_ 19 February 2013
@andyt1979 on Twitter has tweeted this picture of his ten-day-old daughter Faye in her Bradford City gear. How cute?!
"Here's a picture of my 10-day-old baby daughter Faye in her Wembley outfit ready to cheer on the boys!"
Supporter of 50 years Andrew Newton, originally of Queensbury, but now in the Philippines, has emailed to say he hopes he'll be able to watch the final online:
"Go BCFC, we will be rooting for you!"
5 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes #justsaying #bcafc— @FiVant 19 February 2013
Welcome to the T&A live blog counting down to Bradford City's Capital One Cup final against Swansea.
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