Bus convoy is Capital reward for Bantams fans

The road to Wembley has been long and expensive for many Bantams’ fans, with supporters travelling a total of 910 miles to away games during the club’s Capital One Cup campaign, raking up fuel bills of more than £170 in many cases.

So the competition’s sponsors have stepped in to reward loyal followers by offering free transport as part of a convoy of coaches for the showpiece final against Swansea on Sunday, February 24.

Capital One will dispatch a fleet of more than 20 coaches from Valley Parade on the morning and fans who have booked their travel via the club’s official coach provider will be contacted by the sponsor to have the opportunity to have their travel costs refunded.

It is making the same offer to fans of Swansea, whose fans have travelled 1,156 miles at a cost of about £223 per supporter on their way to the final.

Michael Woodburn, chief marketing officer at Capital One, said: “Fans of both clubs face a round trip of more than 300 miles to Wembley and we wanted to reward their loyalty and thank them for their passionate support in the competition throughout the season.

“The journey to Wembley is part of the magic of a cup final day and the thousands of fans aboard the Capital One convoy will be getting their day off to the best possible start.”

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9:21am Tue 12 Feb 13

collos25 says...

I would have thought a bus ride in the capital was more of a punishment than a bonus.
I would have thought a bus ride in the capital was more of a punishment than a bonus. collos25
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12:51pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Worldcupwarmup says...

i do think this is a great jesture by Capital One, but i bet there is less than 10% who have travelled all over the country for this cup wont go on the coach. The majority of the people of the offical club coaches will be made up of fans who this might even be there first game in the cup. but hey you cant please everyone. i am going down for the weekend and will enjoy what is probably the most important game in the history of BCAFC.

Come on you Yellows
i do think this is a great jesture by Capital One, but i bet there is less than 10% who have travelled all over the country for this cup wont go on the coach. The majority of the people of the offical club coaches will be made up of fans who this might even be there first game in the cup. but hey you cant please everyone. i am going down for the weekend and will enjoy what is probably the most important game in the history of BCAFC. Come on you Yellows Worldcupwarmup
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1:33pm Tue 12 Feb 13

JP Мorgan and Chase says...

Yellows????
Yellows???? JP Мorgan and Chase
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2:34pm Tue 12 Feb 13

undercliffebantam says...

JP Мorgan and Chase wrote:
Yellows????
He might not have seen a game for a while.
[quote][p][bold]JP Мorgan and Chase[/bold] wrote: Yellows????[/p][/quote]He might not have seen a game for a while. undercliffebantam
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5:17pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Mr Blondе says...

undercliffebantam wrote:
JP Мorgan and Chase wrote:
Yellows????
He might not have seen a game for a while.
'Come on you Yellows' indeed. ..lol
Does this clown even know where Bradford is?
[quote][p][bold]undercliffebantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JP Мorgan and Chase[/bold] wrote: Yellows????[/p][/quote]He might not have seen a game for a while.[/p][/quote]'Come on you Yellows' indeed. ..lol Does this clown even know where Bradford is? Mr Blondе
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5:48pm Tue 12 Feb 13

basil fawlty says...

The "yellows" thing reminds me of Wembley 1996 when many city fans used to chant "come on you yellows" at home games but did the same at Wembley against Notts County, even though County were actually playing in yellow. Oops!
The "yellows" thing reminds me of Wembley 1996 when many city fans used to chant "come on you yellows" at home games but did the same at Wembley against Notts County, even though County were actually playing in yellow. Oops! basil fawlty
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8:47pm Tue 12 Feb 13

The Hump says...

basil fawlty wrote:
The "yellows" thing reminds me of Wembley 1996 when many city fans used to chant "come on you yellows" at home games but did the same at Wembley against Notts County, even though County were actually playing in yellow. Oops!
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[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: The "yellows" thing reminds me of Wembley 1996 when many city fans used to chant "come on you yellows" at home games but did the same at Wembley against Notts County, even though County were actually playing in yellow. Oops![/p][/quote]Back of the Net The Hump
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10:42pm Tue 12 Feb 13

idlebones says...

you think if i contacted them , they would refund my $1000 air fare?
you think if i contacted them , they would refund my $1000 air fare? idlebones
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4:22am Wed 13 Feb 13

richbar62 says...

910 miles ?
170quid ?

Im flying over from Australia with my son, and would not miss it for anything.
I dare not total up what this is costing me, dont really care, thats why credit cards were invented.

Look forward to catching with the local City fans at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Plane tickets - lots
Hotels - a fair bit
Being there to watch BCFC at Wembley - PRICELESS
910 miles ? 170quid ? Im flying over from Australia with my son, and would not miss it for anything. I dare not total up what this is costing me, dont really care, thats why credit cards were invented. Look forward to catching with the local City fans at Wimbledon on Saturday. Plane tickets - lots Hotels - a fair bit Being there to watch BCFC at Wembley - PRICELESS richbar62
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9:54am Wed 13 Feb 13

glorious1911 says...

The yellows chant started in the 1982/83 season when we played Mansfield Town in both cup competitions. Their fans chanted c'mon you Yellows and it stuck with us. At the time we were wearing white shirts at home and the chant tended to be heard at our away games. The fact it has been maintained probably reflects the fact that our shirts have been an assortment of amber shades for as long as I can remember. On occasions we have worn what was to all intents and purposes a yellow shirt - ie the 1977/78 or even the Premier League striped shirts come to mind. However I still fail to accept why the shout has to be yellows...
The yellows chant started in the 1982/83 season when we played Mansfield Town in both cup competitions. Their fans chanted c'mon you Yellows and it stuck with us. At the time we were wearing white shirts at home and the chant tended to be heard at our away games. The fact it has been maintained probably reflects the fact that our shirts have been an assortment of amber shades for as long as I can remember. On occasions we have worn what was to all intents and purposes a yellow shirt - ie the 1977/78 or even the Premier League striped shirts come to mind. However I still fail to accept why the shout has to be yellows... glorious1911
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11:06am Thu 14 Feb 13

silverbantam says...

How is Bradford to London a round trip of 300 miles. More like 400 miles !!
How is Bradford to London a round trip of 300 miles. More like 400 miles !! silverbantam
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