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Live blog: The countdown to Bradford City's Capital One Cup final vs Swansea

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  • There are SIX days 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 hannah.postles@telegraphandargus.co.uk, tweet @HannahP_TandA or text your pictures, video, news and views by texting TANEWS to 80360.

6:04pm

That's it for the live blog today - thanks to everyone who's contributed!

Keep sending us your stories, views and pictures to hannah.postles@telegraphandargus.co.uk, on Twitter @HannahP_TandA or by texting TANEWS to 80360.

There will be a new live blog tomorrow, so be sure to check back - and get involved!

5:58pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

The Gudgeons family in Cleethorpes has just sent us this picture:

"Good luck to the Bantams from the Gudgeons family in Cleethorpes! Wembley here we come. Phil Parkinson's Bradford army!"

5:53pm

Ian Coyle has emailed about his friend Christian Pedder, who's flying over from Australia for the final:

"I think it's worth a mention that my best friend Christian Pedder, a life-long City fan who emigrated to Australia six years ago, has paid $1800 dollars for a flight home to watch his beloved team (following approval from the boss - his wife Gillian Pedder).

"He has always kept close tabs on his local team since leaving and supporting them over the past 26 years and has travelled near and  far to support the boys."

5:38pm

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5:19pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Chris Kay, of Shipley, has just sent in this picture, saying: "This is our flag that has just arrived for Wembley - come on City!"

5:14pm

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5:11pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Just thought I'd share this fun picture taken by The Co-operative when their big shirt stopped at the Kirkgate Centre last week.  Just when you thought you'd seen everything, here's James Hanson and Zavon Hines posing next to a giant banana....

4:54pm

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4:10pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

David Elliot has just emailed in this picture, saying: "Shipley boys, ready and able, counting down the days."

3:49pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Last week Oakenshaw Preschool in Bradford held its own Bantams-themed day.  The children wore Bradford City kits, made claret and amber flags and held a football tournament with goal practice.

3:37pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Eric Aired, owner of Oakenshaw Auto Centre, is a massive Bradford City fan. When he found out they were going to Wembley he rushed out to buy a claret coloured car so he could sticker it up to show his support!

Have you done up your car for the occasion?  Send in your pictures!

3:32pm

3:30pm

Phil from Sydney, Australia, has left this comment on the T&A website.

"I too am a long standing City fan now aged 52. My first game was Notts County at home in 1966 aged six.

"I made the trip over in '96 when we played in the play-off final - something I will never forget! Timing is just not good for me to attend the final against Swansea - I've just had eight weeks leave and enjoyed all City's games on the TV in Australia and Canada.

"I wish everyone a fantastic day out at Wembley and I will be watching the game in the early hours with about 20 mates who are all now 100 per cent behind City (even a couple of Arsenal supporters!).

"Gutted I can't make it but still, City 'til I die. City - the world wants you to WIN!"

 

Email your messages of support to hannah.postles@telegraphandargus.co.uk 

3:11pm

2:37pm

2:37pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

The 'Wrose Bull Soul Boys' have texted in this picture of their Wembley preparation.

What are you doing?  Email your pics to hannah.postles@telegraphandargus.co.uk or text TANEWS to 80360.

2:26pm

2:02pm

1:58pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Jason Knight has just 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."

1:53pm

 

1:49pm

1:48pm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Bradford Bulls' owner Omar Khan and Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe were among those signing their well-wishes on a giant Bantams' shirt, produced by The Co-operative, at the Kirkgate Centre last week. It also stopped at the T&A offices on Friday. Have you signed it yet? 

1:44pm

Just received an email from far-away Bantam Anthony Benson, who is flying in for the final from Auckland in New Zealand.

He says: "I'm over for seven days, and, as I read my emails, it occurs to me that half of Bradford will be in London that weekend.

"I have plenty of friends going to the game and I think this will be one of the few times we've all been back together at the same time.

"City certainly provide the focal point.

"I've got 42 people to see in seven days, it's going to be one 'elluva time!"

1:40pm

So it appears the T&A 'City @ Wembley' car sticker has gone global. Philip Ideson, who is flying back for the final, has got his on display in his car in Orange County, California.  Any more out there around the world?

1:34pm

1:27pm

Welcome to the T&A live blog counting down to Bradford City's Capital One Cup final against Swansea.

With six days to go, cup fever is sweeping across the city - and we want to know what you're doing as you prepare for the showpiece Wembley clash on Sunday.

Are you a business bedecked in claret and amber? Have you done anything special to celebrate Bantams' cup heroics?  How are you feeling about the final? 

Send us your pictures, videos, news and views by emailing hannah.postles@telegraphandargus.co.uk, tweeting @HannahP_TandA or calling the newsroom on 01274 705295.

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1:55pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The question we all want answering, Did the second west all get tickets and when will the follow up story be run?
The question we all want answering, Did the second west all get tickets and when will the follow up story be run? Thee Voice of Reason
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3:27pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Rambo says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
The question we all want answering, Did the second west all get tickets and when will the follow up story be run?
#prayforthesecondwes
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[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: The question we all want answering, Did the second west all get tickets and when will the follow up story be run?[/p][/quote]#prayforthesecondwes t Rambo
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3:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Olivermac says...

I assume that the Second West Pub got all of there tickets for the Wembley Final and word has it that if City win all the 32'000 supporters from City are welcome at the Second West Pub with free booze on the night.
I assume that the Second West Pub got all of there tickets for the Wembley Final and word has it that if City win all the 32'000 supporters from City are welcome at the Second West Pub with free booze on the night. Olivermac
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8:29am Tue 19 Feb 13

stiflers mom says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
The question we all want answering, Did the second west all get tickets and when will the follow up story be run?
Why the obsession with the second west,your making a complete james blunt of yourself !!!
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: The question we all want answering, Did the second west all get tickets and when will the follow up story be run?[/p][/quote]Why the obsession with the second west,your making a complete james blunt of yourself !!! stiflers mom
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9:56am Tue 19 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

stiflers mom wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote: The question we all want answering, Did the second west all get tickets and when will the follow up story be run?
Why the obsession with the second west,your making a complete james blunt of yourself !!!
We were all touched by the story and we are just wondering if there was a happy ending for the diehards at the Second West.
[quote][p][bold]stiflers mom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: The question we all want answering, Did the second west all get tickets and when will the follow up story be run?[/p][/quote]Why the obsession with the second west,your making a complete james blunt of yourself !!![/p][/quote]We were all touched by the story and we are just wondering if there was a happy ending for the diehards at the Second West. Thee Voice of Reason
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