Friday, October 12, 2007




City are a better team than their league position suggests, the Accrington game aside, they have not really played badly this season and have had a clear week to prepare for this fixture. The fans have not given up on them and they sold their 1200 allocation of tickets for this game a week ago. This is their lowest league position in 30 years,they showed a lot of fight in the last loss to MK Dons and are very motivated to get back on track.

Much has been made on other sites about City letting a bunch of youngsters out on loan, as if this was a bad thing. They are not getting any playing time at Bradford and the idea is for them to pick up a little experience. The visitors have one of the biggest squads in the division, which with Evans and Law, their two recent loan signings, numbers over 30 players. Manager Stuart McCall knows how important a good result is tonight, with 3 of their next 4 at home, they still have time to get back into the promotion hunt.

Morecambe played a cup tie in midweek, they did rest several players for that game, but in their first season in the Football League, have already had a number of fixtures, with a limited size squad.

This stand in the photograph will be filled with City fans tonight, I feel myself strangely drawn to empty football stadia, must be too many years of following Brentford.

4.5 points Bradford +1/4 ball 1.98 asian line.

Good Luck.

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