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11:51pm

11:32pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fans delight at Villa Park

11:31pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Celebrations

11:31pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Goalscorer's delight

11:30pm

 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City players celebrate

 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Celebrating a victor

9:39pm

Aston Villa 2, Bradford City 1 (City win 4-3 on aggregate)

Heroic City booked their place in the Capital One Cup final after surviving a late scare to run out 4-3 aggregate winners over Aston Villa.
Leading 3-1 from the first leg, Phil Parkinson’s players fell behind midway through the first half when Christian Benteke fired home a neat volley.
But James Hanson headed home a corner from Gary Jones ten minutes after the break to level the scores on the night.
Then Villa substitute Andreas Weimann fired Villa ahead in the 89th minute but City held on to book their Wembley spot, much to the delight of 6,500 travelling supporters.

9:36pm

FINAL SCORE - Villa 2 City 1 (CITY WIN 4-3 ON AGGREGATE)!!!!

9:34pm

Delph booked for lunge on Thompson

9:33pm

Darren Bent off target from a corner... still 2-1 to Villa on the night but 4-3 to City on aggregate...

9:32pm

FOUR MINUTES OF ADDED TIME!!!

9:31pm

89 mins - GOAL!! Weimann strikes for Villa... too little too late? Now 4-3 on aggregate

9:29pm

Villa fans making for the exits... still three minutes of normal time remaining...

9:28pm

87 mins - WELLS off, TURGOTT ON

9:25pm

"We can see you sneaking out" sing the City supporters to the Villa fans... still 1-1 with less than 10 minutes to go.

9:24pm

82 mins - Charles N'Zogbia booked for challenge on Nathan Doyle.

9:20pm

Less than 15 minutes stand between City and a trip to Wembley.

9:17pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hanson scores for City

9:15pm

74 mins - Thompson strikes a shot against the crossbar!!!

9:14pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Hanson celebrates his equaliser

9:13pm

70 mins - Hines OFF Thompson ON

Bennett OFF Weinmann ON

9:05pm

63 mins - Hanson heads wide from Hines' cross. Big chance gone.

9:04pm

62 mins - Darren Bent on for Barry Bannan...

9:03pm

61 mins - Zavon Hines low shot straight at Shay Given. Still 1-1...

9:01pm

59 mins - Carl McHugh makes a fine clearance at the far post.

9:01pm

Over 30 mins to go folks... can City hold on?

8:59pm

"You're getting sacked in the morning!" rings out around Villa Park. The chant is being directed at Paul Lambert by 6,500 City fans.

8:58pm

He used to work at the Co-op sing the jubilant City fans!!!

8:57pm

55 mins - Terrific header from Hanson takes City level on the night..1-1!!! 4-2 on aggregate!

8:57pm

GOAL: HANSON heads home a corner from Gary Jones at the far post!!!

8:56pm

54 mins - A rare attack for City and it bring two corners in quick succession.  

8:54pm

Light snow now beginning to fall at Villa Park... atmosphere absolutely electric... still 1-0 on the night to Villa.

8:50pm

Villa begin second half on the front foot... forcing City to dig deep already.

8:47pm

The second half has started... Villa attacking the Holte End..

8:47pm

8:32pm

HALF-TIME: Villa 1 City 0

8:31pm

Fabian Delph narrowly misses the corner flag with a wayward shot.

8:31pm

45 mins - Nahki Wells curls a brilliant left-foot shot wide from 25 yards. Still 1-0 to Villa. One min added time...

8:29pm

44 mins - Benteke fails to convert Ireland's deep cross to the far post.

8:27pm

Villa upping the tempo again as the interval approaches. Still 1-0.

8:23pm

38 mins - Ireland shot tipped over by Duke... still 1-0 to Villa.

8:18pm

32 mins - N'Zogbia shot tipped over by Duke.

8:13pm

28 mins - Villa Park has found its voice...Ireland sidefoots home but is clearly offside and no goal is given.

8:11pm

26 mins - City now looking to get a grip on the game, but Nahki Wells drags a shot wide from 20 yards.

8:09pm

23 mins - GOAL!! Benteke volleys home at the near post from Barry Bannan's cross. 1-0 to Villa.

8:07pm

22 mins - Barry Bannan booked for debating Ciaran Clark's foul on Hanson.

8:06pm

20 mins - Agbonlahor fires low straight at Duke with a left-foot shot.

8:03pm

17 mins - Darby with a strong challenge on Agbonlahor. Referee Phil Dowd waves play on.

8:02pm

16 mins - Delph runs from halfway and then fires over from 22 yards. Bantams fans chant 'City reject' at the Bradford-born midfielder.

8:01pm

16 - Benteke heads straight at Matt Duke.

8:00pm

15 mins - Agbonlahor's low cross is diverted to safety by McArdle again... still goalless.

7:56pm

10- Joe Bennett fouls Hines, free-kick to City in the right channel. Gary Jones' delivery  is headed wide by James Hanson.

7:54pm

09 - McArdle with a great clearance from Benteke's cross... still goalless but Villa on top. 

7:52pm

05 - Matthew Lowton heads over from six yards after Benteke nodded a N'Zogbia cross into his path..

7:49pm

Nathan Doyle penalised for lunging challenge on Benteke... free-kick to Villa...

7:49pm

03 - Benteke heads wide from N'Zogbia cross...

7:46pm

Awful lunge from Fabian Deplh on Zavon Hines

7:45pm

City attacking the Holte End first half.... and we are off!!! Hold onto your hats folks...

7:44pm

Phil Parkinson applauds the City fans as he emerges from the tunnel and takes his seat in the dug-out.

7:43pm

Two teams emerge from the tunnel to impressive scenes. Every Villa fans appears to be waving a claret and blue flag.

7:41pm

It feels like a lion's den here at Villa Park. Villa fans up for this one. So too are the City fans, though.

7:40pm

Atmosphere raucous to say the least. Both sets of fans making themselves heard.

7:35pm

Villa Park now filling up rapidly. The City fans still just about outsinging the home faithful. Less than 10 minutes to kick-off.

7:32pm

Villa fans being implored to wave their plastic flags....

7:30pm

Teams being read out over the Tannoy now by the stadium announcer. City's team being cheered loudly by the visiting supporters.

7:27pm

Fifteen minutes to kick-off folks. Both sides' warm-ups now nearing completion.

7:24pm

"CITY TILL I DIE!!" is the cry from the huge travelling army of Bantams supporters.

7:20pm

Villa fans waving plastic flags given out by the club. Still the City fans making all the noise...

7:18pm

Atmosphere building by the minute here... City fans in buoyant mood. Villa's famous Holte End is still sparsely populated. Less than half an hour to go now folks...

7:04pm

City's large and vocal following is making itself heard. Around 40 minutes to go before kick-off.

7:03pm

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T&A photographer Tom Smith has arrived at Villa Park

6:59pm

Stan Collymore, formerly of Aston Villa and Bradford, is all smiles tonight. He is happily posing for pictures with young Villa fans here in the Main Stand.

6:58pm

City fans occupying the upper tier of the Witton Lane End and also a decent chunk of the Doug Ellis Stand. Around 6,500 fans expected from Bradford. Already making plenty of noise.

6:56pm

 

6:54pm

Subs: Guzan, Bent, Lichaj, Holman, Weimann, Stevens, Carruthers

6:54pm

Villa team: Given, Vlaar [c], Clark, Bennett, Lowton, Ireland, Delph, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Bannan, Benteke.

6:53pm

Subs: Ravenhill, Reid, Thompson, Connell, Nelson, Turgott, McLaughlin

 

6:53pm

City team: Duke, Darby, McArdle, McHugh, Good; G Jones, Doyle, Atkinson, Hines; Hanson & Wells

 

6:51pm

 

6:48pm

City fans beginning to fill up the top tier of the North Stand, traditionally known as the Witton Lane End.

6:45pm

Bitterly cold here, folks, so any City fans heading to Villa Park... wrap up warm!!

6:45pm

*** BREAKING NEWS *** City unchanged from the side which defeated Villa in the first leg a fortnight ago.

6:35pm

Phil Parkinson and his men have just completed their pre-match walkabout. Players seem relaxed; Rory McArdle happy to pose for pictures and sign autographs for fans.

6:33pm

A number of ex-City stars in the press box in Paul Jewell, Wayne Jacobs and Ian Ormondroyd. All three in demand for pre-match radio interviews.

6:24pm

Anticipation building here in the Villa Park press box. Her Majesty Press Corps well fed and watered by Villa's excellent pre-match hospitality.

6:14pm

Matthew Richardson, 29, is on board one of the coaches travelling down the M1.
He said the atmosphere is building the closer they get to Villa Park.
“The atmosphere is really positive. Everyone’s feeling confident – the score predictions people have are 1-0 with Nakhi Wells scoring, or 2-2.
“We’re confident we’re going to smash them!”

6:13pm

Matthew Richardson, 29, is on board one of the coaches travelling down the M1.
He said the atmosphere is building the closer they get to Villa Park.
“The atmosphere is really positive. Everyone’s feeling confident – the score predictions people have are 1-0 with Nakhi Wells scoring, or 2-2.
“We’re confident we’re going to smash them!”

6:11pm

6:09pm

5:24pm Tue 22 Jan 13

bcfc1903 says

Good luck to everyone involved with BCFC for tonights game at Villa Park. So proud of all of you whatever the result.....Make history tonight and you will be remembered for ever in Bradford and Bradford City Footbal Club history...to the BCFC fans.. SHOUT LIKE NEVER BEFORE, BE OUR TWELFTH AND THIRTEENTH MAN.

*

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

6:08pm

Bethany Amber Dimmock, 18, who the T&A spoke to before the Arsenal Capital One Cup quarter final, is on Coach One, which left Valley Parade this afternoon.
She said: “I don't know if I'm excited or nervous! Biggest game I've been to, be lucky if tonight doesn't knock a few years off my life!”

6:07pm

6:07pm

5:50pm

Fan Chris Callaghan, 23, of Baildon, said supporters’ nerves were showing on the coach journey down to Villa Park.
Speaking to the T&A on the trip down, he said: “I expected it to be bouncing, but I think everyone’s really nervous! The guy sitting next to me looks like he’s crying!
“I think people are nervous because we’re so close to Wembley!
“I got my ticket for the second leg straight away, even before the first leg had been played. That was unbelievable, one of the best nights of my life.
“I think the atmosphere and excitement will pick up as we get closer. I can’t wait!”Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City fans boarding the coaches at Valley Parade

5:27pm

5:14pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City fans heading to Villa Park todayA sea of claret and amber fans filtered onto a fleet of coaches at Valley Parade as their journey to Villa Park for Bantams’ Capital One Cup semi-final began this afternoon.
Hundreds of supporters, many in Bradford City shirts and scarves, spoke of their nervous anticipation as they filed onto more than 15 coaches parked up outside the ground for their trip down the M1 to the Midlands.
Fan Tom Graham, 43, travelling with his son Jack, 15, said: “I couldn’t sleep last night, I was so nervous. I think we can do it, but the first 20 minutes are so important.
“I’m sure the atmosphere travelling down will be fantastic, and even better inside the ground. I can’t wait - I just hope our next trip will be to Wembley!”

3:45pm

3:43pm

3:22pm

We want to hear from travelling fans on their way to Villa Park. Send us your messages and pictures to @bradford_tanda on Twitter, or direct to us at the T&A from this link

 

3:18pm

 
 

3:15pm

3:15pm

Win or lose, City have been superb

What the T&A had to say about City's heroes.

2:04pm

1:19pm

1:01pm

 

12:55pm

Aston Villa's mascot, Hercules the Lion.

But will he be laughing tonight?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hercules Lion

12:53pm

Here's a four-minute audio interview with Phil Parkinson courtesy of Phoenix Media Ltd, based in West Yorkshire:

 

12:51pm

In case you're wondering just where all the action is tonight (or you're on your way and have no satnav or map!) then here you go:

12:47pm

Says it all, really, in two words:

12:27pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Harrogate Bantam says

C'mon City!

12:46pm

12:40pm

Let's have a little reminder of that Rory McArdle header in the first leg, courtesy of YouTube user DanStarr69

 

12:36pm

According to our oppos on the Birmingham Mail, Villa are going out tonight "all guns blazing" and are expected to start with four strikers - are we worried?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Screengrab from Birmingham Post

12:29pm

12:27pm

Amazing! Support from Gatwick Airport for City tonight!
 

11:50am

11:50am

11:49am

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will be hoping Bradford have cause to regret any "disrespect" shown by one of their employees when the sides meet again in tomorrow's Capital One Cup semi-final, second leg at Villa Park.

League Two outfit Bradford will take a 3-1 advantage from the first meeting at Valley Parade into the return clash in front of a capacity 43,000 crowd.

But Lambert was not over impressed after being told City stadium announcer Paul Deo had suggested Bradford fans consider booking hotel rooms for the final at Wembley in the aftermath of their victory.

It has prompted Deo to this evening issue an apology if he has caused any offence to the Barclays Premier League club.

When initially told of Deo's comments said, Lambert said: "I never heard that. But we'll see what happens. If he said that, then maybe it's a bit disrespectful.

"You don't count your chickens. No you don't. Football's got a great habit of kicking you somewhere.

"It's disrespectful to do that. We'll see what happens after the game.

"Maybe you can understand him getting carried away, because it was their big moment.

"It was their home game. But it's disrespectful to do that to other teams."

Deo, a vicar, said: "There was absolutely no disrespect meant. It was never meant to sound like some sort of jibe, and there was no intention to be in any way smug or over confident.

"I certainly did not say 'book your hotels'. What I said was that, though it was only 'half-time' in the semi-final tie and it was far from over, Bradford fans 'could be forgiven for having a look at hotel rooms in London'.

"It was all simply part of the feeling of that amazing sense of almost unbelievable celebration - little Bradford City actually have the chance to play at Wembley in a major final!

"It was certainly not intended to be in any way disrespectful to Aston Villa, to Paul Lambert, or to Villa's staff, players or fans. If it came over that way, then I can only apologise. But there was certainly nothing like that deliberately intended.

"As a club we have not been in this situation before. We were excited and what I said I said totally in that 'moment of celebration' context."

Lambert admits the defeat against the Bantams was the low point of the campaign, but he has urged his players to seize the opportunity to play at Wembley as the chance may never arise again.

He said: "Chelsea (the 8-0 defeat) was really low obviously because of the beating.

"But I think because of what happened and who we were playing - and that's no disrespect to Bradford - that was really, really low.

"There is the possibility of getting to Wembley and, the thing is, you might never get there again.

"In football you just don't know what's around the corner. You have to grab this chance because you just don't know when this could happen again.

"The best players make sure that they grab the chance. In football you can't have any regrets because you'll look back over your career and think 'I should have' and 'if only'.

"The ones who actually succeed are the ones who do it and seize the chances."

Lambert expects his players to be determined to make amends for the "hurt" they felt after the first leg setback.

He said: "I don't think you can use the word revenge. But the players were hurt by what happened.

"They know they've got the chance to rectify it and get through. It could be a fantastic night.

"Bradford will know themselves that two goals is easily retrievable, easily.

"The whole thing changes now. They've got the lead they got. But I've got a feeling with the way the stadium will be and the way we're going at the moment, then it'll be a different game.

"We're playing at our home ground, we have to use that advantage."

11:45am

 

11:41am

11:39am

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson has put all talk of a new contract on hold as he plots a route past Aston Villa in the return leg of tonight's Capital One Cup semi-final, and a fairytale trip to Wembley.

Parkinson, 45, out of contract at Valley Parade in the summer, is also mapping an escape path out of npower League Two, but all talk of promotion, at Villa Park tonight at least, will also be placed on the backburner.

The Bantams, who will defend a 3-1 first-leg lead, stand on the threshold of another historic victory, being as they are just one game away from becoming the first club in the bottom tier of English football to reach Wembley in a major cup final.

Since Parkinson's side embarked on the greatest giantkilling run in modern times, including famous victories over Wigan, Arsenal and Villa, his future has remained unresolved, but the former Colchester, Hull and Charlton boss and Bradford's joint chairman Mark Lawn are not unduly concerned.

"We're currently in negotiations," Lawn told Press Association Sport. "We want to keep Phil here and will pay him as much as we possibly can.

"We're a fourth-tier club and can't pay him mega-bucks. We won't be getting ourselves in financial trouble and going the same way this club went before.

"I've stated before on many occasions, I won't ever take Bradford City into administration."

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12:27pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Harrogate Bantam says...

C'mon City!
C'mon City! Harrogate Bantam
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2:33pm Tue 22 Jan 13

balbrigganfc says...

Predicting Villa to play a durty game. There were signs of this in the first round, with some of their players getting yellow cards.

Predicting a positive result.
Predicting Villa to play a durty game. There were signs of this in the first round, with some of their players getting yellow cards. Predicting a positive result. balbrigganfc
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2:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

This might sound strange, especially after support BCFC for the last 40 yrs, but I truly believe that we will go out this evening. 2-0 victory for Villa is enough (albeit aet). I so hope I am wrong, but i think our time is up. But what a tremendous and emotional experience this competition has been for thousands of people. I won't forget it for as long as I have a memory.
The biggest game in our history? Yes!
The most important game in our history? No! The most important for me are the remaining 19 games or so that we have in the league. Let our cup run be the catalyst for promotion and bigger and better things!
This might sound strange, especially after support BCFC for the last 40 yrs, but I truly believe that we will go out this evening. 2-0 victory for Villa is enough (albeit aet). I so hope I am wrong, but i think our time is up. But what a tremendous and emotional experience this competition has been for thousands of people. I won't forget it for as long as I have a memory. The biggest game in our history? Yes! The most important game in our history? No! The most important for me are the remaining 19 games or so that we have in the league. Let our cup run be the catalyst for promotion and bigger and better things! Citygentleman1968
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3:07pm Tue 22 Jan 13

basil fawlty says...

People keep quoting the fact that Rochdale were the only 4th tier team to ever get to the final (in 1962), however not all the clubs in the league entered the competition in the 61-62 season, so if city get to the final it will truely be a first
People keep quoting the fact that Rochdale were the only 4th tier team to ever get to the final (in 1962), however not all the clubs in the league entered the competition in the 61-62 season, so if city get to the final it will truely be a first basil fawlty
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3:14pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

Aston Villa average home attendance this season, 34,084. Expected attendance tonight, 43,000! This is stuff of legend. Dare to dream?
Aston Villa average home attendance this season, 34,084. Expected attendance tonight, 43,000! This is stuff of legend. Dare to dream? Citygentleman1968
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3:25pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

And Lambert can do one, our announcer may have been a bit OTT in that comment but we haven't used the semi as a ploy to sell half-season tickets with a GUARANTEED Wembley ticket....if anyone showed disrespect it was Villa. At least we waited til lwe buried them once before announcing their death. Let's finish the job however we have to tonight.
And Lambert can do one, our announcer may have been a bit OTT in that comment but we haven't used the semi as a ploy to sell half-season tickets with a GUARANTEED Wembley ticket....if anyone showed disrespect it was Villa. At least we waited til lwe buried them once before announcing their death. Let's finish the job however we have to tonight. Prisoner Cell Block A
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3:25pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lawsonio123 says...

Citygentleman1968 wrote:
This might sound strange, especially after support BCFC for the last 40 yrs, but I truly believe that we will go out this evening. 2-0 victory for Villa is enough (albeit aet). I so hope I am wrong, but i think our time is up. But what a tremendous and emotional experience this competition has been for thousands of people. I won't forget it for as long as I have a memory.
The biggest game in our history? Yes!
The most important game in our history? No! The most important for me are the remaining 19 games or so that we have in the league. Let our cup run be the catalyst for promotion and bigger and better things!
TIME IS UP NO NO NO these Boys have Grown into MEN they will not give in easily I believe they will SCORE so making it harder for Villa . Have faith my friend and you may still go to the Final Villa well perhapes they do not like Yorkshire Steel up them we shall see GOOD LUCK CITY
[quote][p][bold]Citygentleman1968[/bold] wrote: This might sound strange, especially after support BCFC for the last 40 yrs, but I truly believe that we will go out this evening. 2-0 victory for Villa is enough (albeit aet). I so hope I am wrong, but i think our time is up. But what a tremendous and emotional experience this competition has been for thousands of people. I won't forget it for as long as I have a memory. The biggest game in our history? Yes! The most important game in our history? No! The most important for me are the remaining 19 games or so that we have in the league. Let our cup run be the catalyst for promotion and bigger and better things![/p][/quote]TIME IS UP NO NO NO these Boys have Grown into MEN they will not give in easily I believe they will SCORE so making it harder for Villa . Have faith my friend and you may still go to the Final Villa well perhapes they do not like Yorkshire Steel up them we shall see GOOD LUCK CITY lawsonio123
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3:33pm Tue 22 Jan 13

theviking62 says...

Good luck City, tonight at Villa Park, get that away goal.

Just a spot on news re signing, you have to read beyond headline.

http://www1.skysport
s.com/football/news/
11095/8423242/Rochda
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Kennedy-has-offers-t
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Good luck City, tonight at Villa Park, get that away goal. Just a spot on news re signing, you have to read beyond headline. http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11095/8423242/Rochda le-midfielder-Jason- Kennedy-has-offers-t o-move-to-the-SPL theviking62
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4:53pm Tue 22 Jan 13

herthabsc says...

Wishing all CITY fans good luck tonight, Although in Berlin, Our thought and support are with you. CTID
Wishing all CITY fans good luck tonight, Although in Berlin, Our thought and support are with you. CTID herthabsc
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5:24pm Tue 22 Jan 13

bcfc1903 says...

Good luck to everyone involved with BCFC for tonights game at Villa Park. So proud of all of you whatever the result.....Make history tonight and you will be remembered for ever in Bradford and Bradford City Footbal Club history...to the BCFC fans.. SHOUT LIKE NEVER BEFORE, BE OUR TWELFTH AND THIRTEENTH MAN.

*

We shout with pride....we'll never hide...Claret and Amber!!!!!
Good luck to everyone involved with BCFC for tonights game at Villa Park. So proud of all of you whatever the result.....Make history tonight and you will be remembered for ever in Bradford and Bradford City Footbal Club history...to the BCFC fans.. SHOUT LIKE NEVER BEFORE, BE OUR TWELFTH AND THIRTEENTH MAN. * We shout with pride....we'll never hide...Claret and Amber!!!!! bcfc1903
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5:32pm Tue 22 Jan 13

belle vue says...

so brilliant to see smiling faces on the coach. This is our night whatever happens. Great to hear Parky on radio 4 this morning too. The team will step up to the plate, focus and play with pride. Let's take it to them lads. Big hearts and a massive appetite for enjoyment. Make the most of it!
so brilliant to see smiling faces on the coach. This is our night whatever happens. Great to hear Parky on radio 4 this morning too. The team will step up to the plate, focus and play with pride. Let's take it to them lads. Big hearts and a massive appetite for enjoyment. Make the most of it! belle vue
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6:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Wallybantam says...

What a great adventure, once in a life time for City fans. Whatever th result we can e proud of a terrifc run...c'mon City, from BC to BCFC
What a great adventure, once in a life time for City fans. Whatever th result we can e proud of a terrifc run...c'mon City, from BC to BCFC Wallybantam
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6:29pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Wallybantam says...

Hve a great night Kev, Phil , Andy, John L
Nipper, Chris, Mick and all the old Wrose FC lot..Up the City
Hve a great night Kev, Phil , Andy, John L Nipper, Chris, Mick and all the old Wrose FC lot..Up the City Wallybantam
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6:33pm Tue 22 Jan 13

tingleyb says...

Wallybantam wrote:
What a great adventure, once in a life time for City fans. Whatever th result we can e proud of a terrifc run...c'mon City, from BC to BCFC
too true . ..once in a lifetime (unfortunately) but lets give it a go . . . hoping for a cracking game with a 4-2 loss in extra time and putting us through on away goals !
[quote][p][bold]Wallybantam[/bold] wrote: What a great adventure, once in a life time for City fans. Whatever th result we can e proud of a terrifc run...c'mon City, from BC to BCFC[/p][/quote]too true . ..once in a lifetime (unfortunately) but lets give it a go . . . hoping for a cracking game with a 4-2 loss in extra time and putting us through on away goals ! tingleyb
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7:01pm Tue 22 Jan 13

340stopper says...

Really pleased that we are able to field the same team as the first leg.Will be a must watch match for all supporters of football in this country and abroad !
Regardless of the outcome ( Paddy Power have us as favourites ! ) a big thank you for all concerned at BCFC for giving us all wonderfull memories and with the chance of more to come.
Anything could happen tonight, Lambert appears worried to me - he has even brought Ireland back into the team - and may have heard the rumours that Di Matteo has already agreed to be the next manager of AVFC when PL is ousted.
The very best of luck to the lads tonight
continue to do your best, enjoy the experience and have more good memories of our cup run that will stay with you forever.
Really pleased that we are able to field the same team as the first leg.Will be a must watch match for all supporters of football in this country and abroad ! Regardless of the outcome ( Paddy Power have us as favourites ! ) a big thank you for all concerned at BCFC for giving us all wonderfull memories and with the chance of more to come. Anything could happen tonight, Lambert appears worried to me - he has even brought Ireland back into the team - and may have heard the rumours that Di Matteo has already agreed to be the next manager of AVFC when PL is ousted. The very best of luck to the lads tonight continue to do your best, enjoy the experience and have more good memories of our cup run that will stay with you forever. 340stopper
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7:26pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lawsonio123 says...

GOOD LUCK CITY
GOOD LUCK CITY lawsonio123
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9:30pm Tue 22 Jan 13

MarksDad says...

From Swindon Town fan.

Well Done and Congrats!!!!
From Swindon Town fan. Well Done and Congrats!!!! MarksDad
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9:40pm Tue 22 Jan 13

james says...

Well done BCFC from another Swindon fan - great to see lower clubs doing well. Enjoy your day out!!!
Well done BCFC from another Swindon fan - great to see lower clubs doing well. Enjoy your day out!!! james
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10:01pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lawsonio123 says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
Citygentleman1968 wrote:
This might sound strange, especially after support BCFC for the last 40 yrs, but I truly believe that we will go out this evening. 2-0 victory for Villa is enough (albeit aet). I so hope I am wrong, but i think our time is up. But what a tremendous and emotional experience this competition has been for thousands of people. I won't forget it for as long as I have a memory.
The biggest game in our history? Yes!
The most important game in our history? No! The most important for me are the remaining 19 games or so that we have in the league. Let our cup run be the catalyst for promotion and bigger and better things!
TIME IS UP NO NO NO these Boys have Grown into MEN they will not give in easily I believe they will SCORE so making it harder for Villa . Have faith my friend and you may still go to the Final Villa well perhapes they do not like Yorkshire Steel up them we shall see GOOD LUCK CITY
Well my friend We did see did we not City have earned this result they have done us PROUD Thank you
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Citygentleman1968[/bold] wrote: This might sound strange, especially after support BCFC for the last 40 yrs, but I truly believe that we will go out this evening. 2-0 victory for Villa is enough (albeit aet). I so hope I am wrong, but i think our time is up. But what a tremendous and emotional experience this competition has been for thousands of people. I won't forget it for as long as I have a memory. The biggest game in our history? Yes! The most important game in our history? No! The most important for me are the remaining 19 games or so that we have in the league. Let our cup run be the catalyst for promotion and bigger and better things![/p][/quote]TIME IS UP NO NO NO these Boys have Grown into MEN they will not give in easily I believe they will SCORE so making it harder for Villa . Have faith my friend and you may still go to the Final Villa well perhapes they do not like Yorkshire Steel up them we shall see GOOD LUCK CITY[/p][/quote]Well my friend We did see did we not City have earned this result they have done us PROUD Thank you lawsonio123
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10:03pm Tue 22 Jan 13

belle vue says...

We're gonna win the cup! Oh my the city's there, what the hell do we care?
Thanks so much to Parky and everyone who has made this happen. Utterly FANTASTIC!
Beautiful Bradford!
We're gonna win the cup! Oh my the city's there, what the hell do we care? Thanks so much to Parky and everyone who has made this happen. Utterly FANTASTIC! Beautiful Bradford! belle vue
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10:08pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lawsonio123 says...

A Wonderful result Well earned by all at Valley Parade. I am sure you have the Thanks of all who support City.These young players supported by a few older gentlemen have a great deal to be Prood of. Now on to the Final and the very Best of Luck
A Wonderful result Well earned by all at Valley Parade. I am sure you have the Thanks of all who support City.These young players supported by a few older gentlemen have a great deal to be Prood of. Now on to the Final and the very Best of Luck lawsonio123
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10:18pm Tue 22 Jan 13

hollymae says...

Congratulations to all directors, coaches, staff, players and fans of BCFC! An incredible story and a great boost for the whole City....best wishes at Wembley from a life long Bulls Fan.
Congratulations to all directors, coaches, staff, players and fans of BCFC! An incredible story and a great boost for the whole City....best wishes at Wembley from a life long Bulls Fan. hollymae
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10:19pm Tue 22 Jan 13

insane saint says...

all the best.

go get that cup

from a saints fan
all the best. go get that cup from a saints fan insane saint
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10:21pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Fiery Jack says...

Brilliant! Been living in Bradford for some time - half my workmates went down to Birmingham this afternoon leaving me and a few others to do the work.

Sore heads for them in the morning!

Hope my team (Swansea) can joint them.

Having problems though persuading my girlfriend - a Bradford lass - to join me in the Swansea end should we get to Wembley!
Brilliant! Been living in Bradford for some time - half my workmates went down to Birmingham this afternoon leaving me and a few others to do the work. Sore heads for them in the morning! Hope my team (Swansea) can joint them. Having problems though persuading my girlfriend - a Bradford lass - to join me in the Swansea end should we get to Wembley! Fiery Jack
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10:21pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gentlemanbob says...

Hi Gents

Its a dream come true.......Hope i can get to Wembley...Well done to Everybody at the Club and to all you Fans you did us Proud,,Pleasure to watch on the Computer
Hi Gents Its a dream come true.......Hope i can get to Wembley...Well done to Everybody at the Club and to all you Fans you did us Proud,,Pleasure to watch on the Computer gentlemanbob
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10:33pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Banktop says...

Fantastic result , and everyone deserves massive credit. Lambert v Parkinson.. The league two manager well out managed the premiership man. Special praise for big James.
Fantastic result , and everyone deserves massive credit. Lambert v Parkinson.. The league two manager well out managed the premiership man. Special praise for big James. Banktop
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10:41pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Scoular's left boot says...

WOW. Congratulations to all at CITY. What a performance tonight and a special mention to the fans, you were fantastic. Hope to travel to Wembley to give you our support from us Wessies in Bridlington.
WOW. Congratulations to all at CITY. What a performance tonight and a special mention to the fans, you were fantastic. Hope to travel to Wembley to give you our support from us Wessies in Bridlington. Scoular's left boot
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10:53pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Bantam76 says...

What a night to be a City fan?!?? Fantastic boys - 24 February bring it on! CTID
What a night to be a City fan?!?? Fantastic boys - 24 February bring it on! CTID Bantam76
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11:08pm Tue 22 Jan 13

binns1012 says...

Go City I am in OZ could anyone point me to where I can download video of the
seconed leg .
cheers
Go City I am in OZ could anyone point me to where I can download video of the seconed leg . cheers binns1012
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11:15pm Tue 22 Jan 13

stepheno says...

'I dreamed a dream' ......and it ain't over yet!
'I dreamed a dream' ......and it ain't over yet! stepheno
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12:54am Wed 23 Jan 13

Oz bantam says...

Proud of u boys. I'm in Oz & took the day off work again to watch the Mighty Bantams make every city fans dreams come true. Am now trying to find flights so I can come back home to watch the best team in the world at Wembley in a major cup final. After supporting city for 30 years I am still in shock that we have made it but I have been walking round with the biggest smile on my face all morning. Well done to everybody at the club & I hope every city fan enjoys & cherishes this moment as it is well deserved after all the grim years. Come on City. Wembley here we come!!
Proud of u boys. I'm in Oz & took the day off work again to watch the Mighty Bantams make every city fans dreams come true. Am now trying to find flights so I can come back home to watch the best team in the world at Wembley in a major cup final. After supporting city for 30 years I am still in shock that we have made it but I have been walking round with the biggest smile on my face all morning. Well done to everybody at the club & I hope every city fan enjoys & cherishes this moment as it is well deserved after all the grim years. Come on City. Wembley here we come!! Oz bantam
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1:47am Wed 23 Jan 13

doubledigiter says...

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesss
sss!!!!!!!! Season ticket holder for last 25 years . Was there as a youngster in the nearly season of 88, was there for the glory years of the 90's , was there during the massive downs of the 00's . So in 25 years it's been incredible in terms of ups and downs. But tonight just beats all of that. Someone asked me today if I had to choose between getting to the cup final and getting promotion which would I choose. I know this isnt going to be a popular answer but I answered I would choose the cup final every time. The reason for my answer? A club like ours is only likely to get to a cup final of this standing maybe every 100 years - the stats back that up. So once in a lifetime for all of us. Promotions and relegations are part and parcel of football and we will see this as fans many times during our lifetime. So yes this is the greatest achievement in our history other than the 1911 FA Cup win. Every player in our squad has played their part and should be so proud! BCAFC FOREVER!!!!!!! :)
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesss sss!!!!!!!! Season ticket holder for last 25 years [other than a 5 year period when I was a club employee and I watched all games for free lol]. Was there as a youngster in the nearly season of 88, was there for the glory years of the 90's [Kammy taking us to Wembley, Jewell taking us to the Premier etc], was there during the massive downs of the 00's [ 2 admins, relegations etc]. So in 25 years it's been incredible in terms of ups and downs. But tonight just beats all of that. Someone asked me today if I had to choose between getting to the cup final and getting promotion which would I choose. I know this isnt going to be a popular answer but I answered I would choose the cup final every time. The reason for my answer? A club like ours is only likely to get to a cup final of this standing maybe every 100 years - the stats back that up. So once in a lifetime for all of us. Promotions and relegations are part and parcel of football and we will see this as fans many times during our lifetime. So yes this is the greatest achievement in our history other than the 1911 FA Cup win. Every player in our squad has played their part and should be so proud! BCAFC FOREVER!!!!!!! :) doubledigiter
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8:08pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Ian H 1971 says...

binns1012 wrote:
Go City I am in OZ could anyone point me to where I can download video of the
seconed leg .
cheers
There is a link on the most well known torrent site but the commentary is in Spanish.
[quote][p][bold]binns1012[/bold] wrote: Go City I am in OZ could anyone point me to where I can download video of the seconed leg . cheers[/p][/quote]There is a link on the most well known torrent site but the commentary is in Spanish. Ian H 1971
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9:06pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Bradford_Born_and_Bred says...

I recorded the whole game on my PVR here in South Africa. I can copy it to my to my LG Recorder and then maybe burn it onto a DVD for you. All free so no problems. Let me know if you are interested. email me at john@capture247.co.z
a
I recorded the whole game on my PVR here in South Africa. I can copy it to my to my LG Recorder and then maybe burn it onto a DVD for you. All free so no problems. Let me know if you are interested. email me at john@capture247.co.z a Bradford_Born_and_Bred
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9:48pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Fiery Jack says...

YYYEEEESSSSS!!

Swansea fan in BD9. We just beat them jokers from West London.

Will meet up with some Bradford mates at Wembley but I'll be in the Swansea end. Yehah!
YYYEEEESSSSS!! Swansea fan in BD9. We just beat them jokers from West London. Will meet up with some Bradford mates at Wembley but I'll be in the Swansea end. Yehah! Fiery Jack
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8:34pm Thu 24 Jan 13

binns1012 says...

Bradford_Born_and_Br
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wrote:
I recorded the whole game on my PVR here in South Africa. I can copy it to my to my LG Recorder and then maybe burn it onto a DVD for you. All free so no problems. Let me know if you are interested. email me at john@capture247.co.z

a
Hi I would love a copy in english and thanks for your offer
Tony Boocock
7, Hinckley St.
Blakeview
South Australia
5114

cheers Tony
[quote][p][bold]Bradford_Born_and_Br ed[/bold] wrote: I recorded the whole game on my PVR here in South Africa. I can copy it to my to my LG Recorder and then maybe burn it onto a DVD for you. All free so no problems. Let me know if you are interested. email me at john@capture247.co.z a[/p][/quote]Hi I would love a copy in english and thanks for your offer Tony Boocock 7, Hinckley St. Blakeview South Australia 5114 cheers Tony binns1012
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