Date: 4th August 2010 at 9:38pm
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The 2010/11 season kicks off in 2 days and 17 hours with Bradford City heading to Shrewsbury Town for the League Two opener.

Since the season drew to a close Peter Taylor has been busy.

We’ve had the close season. We’ve had the World Cup. We’ve had signings. We’ve had newbies and oldies at Her Majesty’s Pleasure. We’ve played friendlies. We’ve finished pre-season on a high against our nearest neighbours.

There have been losses. There have been victories. There have been injuries. There have been promises delivered (a relaid pitch) and there have been promises broken (new training facilities).

Peter Taylor has begun the act of building his team and he’s been quite decisive in doing so. A number of players have moved on and he’s bolstered the squad effectively.

Between the sticks we welcome Lloyd Saxton. In defence we’ve got Robbie Threlfall from Liverpool, Shane Duff from Cheltenham, Luke Oliver returns for good from Wycombe. Tommy Doherty excites in the middle alongside Norwich loanee Tom Adeyemi. Up front there’s Mansfield’s former striker Jake Speight and Louis Moult on loan from Stoke (and pre-empting by three years my purchase of him in Football Manager where he made a significant contribution to the Bantams’ march up the Championship table in the 2013 season).

We might have won 4-0 on Tuesday night but that counts for little when we take to the pitch against Shrewsbury. The players shouldn’t be rusty, the fans ought to be in good voice but roll on Saturday to see what these four months have been about when the players take to the pitch.