Date: 30th August 2017 at 12:58pm
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An evening of painting the garage after work whilst our lass prepared, seasoned and cooked some belly pork and potato rostis washed down with a cold pint of Cornish medium dry still Cider, followed by us both cleaning the kitchen and washing up, and then move some clutter into the attic OR watch the worst team to date in the football league, in a reserves cup competition with a name which sounds more suited to sponsoring one of the bargain products at a pound shop in Dewsbury.

Guess which I did?

But for all the bad press this competition gets, I have been to a couple of very entertaining encounters in this competition before it was “revised”, and one thing I will never do, I will never detract anyone from supporting the Bantams in any capacity whatsoever, it is only the club that will suffer. OK, the competition has a daft cheap sounding name, the competition which I refuse to say when talking of this cup, the competition consists of kids from some clubs and games are mid week after a long day at work.

But who really cares about all that now?
£10,000 richer, scoring 4 goals and walking away with a win on the road will mean nothing but a bit of positiveness around the club. Who cares who we played, who cares it was midweek after a long day at work, who cares no one is interested and who cares hardly anyone gives a monkey’s. City won in a cup competition. That’s all that counts.

I think I fall in the small minority of fans that would love to see us do well, there is a lot of money up for grabs and at the end of it a trip to Wembley. A Barnsley mad mate of mine went a couple of years ago and was one of his best days out for a very long time.

Great result that won’t do any harm at all
Chesterfield 2-4 Bradford City. Initially it seemed a bit too familiar for too many fans, falling a goal behind to much a club much lower in the footballing ladder in a cup competition, but thanks to Omari, Jones (x2) and Hanson, a much needed response was needed after the disappointment of Walsall. And respond we did, our defence may not be as we would like it, but 7 goals in the last 2 outings is very encouraging especially as we didn’t play the first team in this recent game.

Let’s get a few good wins in this competition, it could make the difference come the January window just to get the final piece of the jigsaw. I will take my hat off to McCall, we didn’t cave in in the 2nd half, but I won’t look too much in us conceding twice to the weakest team in the football league as it wasn’t our strongest team out there.

Would we have been better without this trophy?
Nah, we had a terrible result last Saturday, and like a slap to the back of our head, it should now be at the back of our minds now. We will now go to face Bristol Rovers on the back of a positive result and give some players a kick up the backside knowing there are others waiting to step up.

Well done lads and also to the 1099 supporters who braved the warm summer evening.

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