Date: 28th February 2009 at 3:58pm
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It’s half time, City are 3-0 down away from home at Notts County and it’s looking as though City will wind up 6 points off automatic promotion at the close of play.

In the last six away games the Bantams have recorded one victory, a fantastic 2-0 win at Gillingham.

They’ve drawn at Lincoln 0-0 and Luton 3-3. They’ve lost 1-0 at Bury and 4-1 at Barnet. It’s now 3-0 at Meadow Lane.

That’s a phenomenal number of goals conceded.

This afternoon Stuart fielded an almost identical team to the one that fared so poorly at Underhill. The only player dropped was Joe Colbeck who cools his heels on the bench, with Steve Jones being preferred.

At the back no changes have been made. Zesh Rehman has kept his place at right back but with Myles Weston producing two assists from the left wing you need to ask questions about his abilities – Paul Arnison didn’t do anything wrong to find himself dropped but has Zesh really convinced on the field of play?

Matt Clarke, Graeme Lee and Rhys Evans are not the solid triangle they once were. Since Rhys’ injury that’s 7 goals conceded in 135 minutes.

It will be nigh on impossible to take anything back to Yorkshire this afternoon. By all means half-assed Bantams, prove me wrong but when I go to Valley Parade on Tuesday I expect to see something to make me proud.

In the last game and a half I defy anyone to find anything to be proud of.

You may have noted the lack of a Man of the Match this week, unless things change dramatically, there won’t be one again because how could anyone reward failure?

Is Omar Daley really so crucial to our team, defensively, that without him on the pitch we are these woeful? Who hasn’t been pulling their weight? Has Stuart been out-thought?

I had hoped this would be cathartic but instead it makes me very concerned about how this season might end. This is one of those moments where you give in to the extreme emotional responses that football makes. Maybe in the morning I’ll feel better. Maybe City will destroy Notts County in the second half. Maybe pigs will fly. Very, very, very bad times.