Bradford Daily Telegraph Tuesday September 1, 1903:

Grand weather had prevailed for the opening game of the newly formed Bradford City Club at Grimsby. Setting off from the Great Northern Station scores of people had turned out to catch a glimpse of the visiting team. The excitement didn’t stop there, the Grimsby spectators were just as much interested in the City’s opening as were the visiting supporters greeting them with encouraging cheers of play up “Tigers,” play up “Wasps.” Even though the game had ended in a 2–0 defeat Robert Campbell, City's first manager, was more than happy with his club’s performance.