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Another FA Cup away day beckons for Bantams
“.... will play Bradford City”. Feel free to fill in the gap with any League One name, preferably one from the south.
Yep, the FA Cup proper starts tomorrow lunchtime with the first-round draw – and we can once again put ourselves through the rigmarole of being let down.
Let’s face it, the odds are stacked firmly on the side of another away game. That’s what usually happens.
Don’t believe me? Check the last couple of seasons and the proliferation of Bantam cup ties on the road.
Since Peter Taylor’s team lost to Preston in extra-time in August 2010, City’s ball has been in the cup bag on 16 occasions. Twelve of those have resulted in away draws.
And December’s trip to Port Vale for their JPT northern quarter-final will be only the third time that City have faced opposition from the same division.
So going on those figures, yet another trip to League One hosts looks a racing certainty.
Forget the prospect of a local derby with Avenue or Guiseley... I’m already preparing for that journey to Crawley or Stevenage.