IMAGINE a world where Bradford (Park Avenue) ruled the roost over football in the city. Well, that was the case almost a century ago.

The first official competitive Wool City derby dates back as far as 1912 when the defending champions edged their way to a 1-0 win at Avenue in the FA Cup third round.

The old First Division was the setting for the next six meetings. City would gain the upper hand, only losing once and winning on three occasions.

The tables turned several years later as Avenue stormed to a couple of victories against their neighbours, including a 5-0 hammering, to eventually capture the 1927-28 Third Division (North) title.

Valley Parade soon saw silverware being lifted though with the Bantams completing the same feat a year later to set up a Division Two rivalry which would last for eight seasons.

30,362 spectators witnessed the visitors record a 2-0 win at Park Avenue. However, in the reverse fixture, on this day 91 years ago, revenge was gained courtesy of a 2-1 victory by a team who eventually finished fourth.

Only a single point separated City from relegation that campaign, 14 points away from their near enemies in a tightly-contested table.

In fact, the now-BD6 outfit slightly boast the better record overall (23-22) in the 56 competitive meetings. Unfortunately, the last of those was all the way back in 1969.

With only one division between the pair, wouldn't it be great to reignite the rivalry in the near future?