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Who are ya? Bradford City
Nickname: The Bantams
Ground: Valley Parade
How to get there: By Car: From Gillingham, get onto the A2 and then the M25 anti-clockwise. Leave the M25 at Junction 27, the M11. Follow this road up, onto the A14, the A1 (M), the A1. Leave the A1 at the M62 junction and then head west, signposted Leeds. Leave the M62 at Junction 26 and join the M606. At end of motorway take the middle or right hand lane and follow signs for Ring Road East (under tunnel) onto Rooley Lane (signs Leeds/Bradford Airport). McDonald’s is now on your left. Over traffic lights at Asda Superstore and turn left at roundabout into Wakefield Road. Stay in middle lane. Over two roundabouts staying in middle lane (signs to Shipley & Skipton) on to Shipley Airedale Road (A6037) which then becomes Canal Road. Just after Tesco (on left) turn left into Station Road (A6177) and left again into Queens Road. Up hill to third set of traffic lights and turn left into Manningham Lane. After Gulf Petrol Station (on left), take first left into Valley Parade for Stadium. Distance from Priestfield: 233 miles. Approximate time: 4hrs 11mins
Nearest Station: Bradford Forster Square
Last five games v Gillingham:
17/04/06: League One – Gillingham (Black, Flynn) 2-1 Bradford (Cadamarteri)
22/10/05: League One – Bradford (Cooke) 1-0 Gillingham
31/01/04: Division One – Gillingham (Agyemang) 1-0 Bradford
23/08/03: Division One – Bradford 0-1 Gillingham (Hope)
21/04/03: Division One – Gillingham (Shaw) 1-0 Bradford
All-time record v the Gills:
Gills wins: 15
Bradford wins: 8
Remember me? The Bantams and Gills’ squads have very few links, with the best probably being Bradford defender Richard Edghill, who was part of the Manchester City side which beat us in the 1999 play-off final at Wembley.
Man to watch: Dean Windass. Even at 37, Windass is still a threat in front of goal and topped the Bantams’ scoring charts with 20 goals last season.
2006/07 prospects: It could be a season of struggle for Colin Todd’s men. They appear to have not added as much quality as other sides who finished near them last season and should find themselves way short of the play-off charge some of their fans may be expecting and could even be dragged into a relegation struggle.