Here is my take on the season that has just passed, which saw City finish in their worst league position since 1966.
Cheltenham at home. The score line may not have been as flattering as the 5-0 win over Oxford, but the football played was far better. Lee Hendrie dictated things from the midfield and Cheltenham couldn’t cope with City that day.
Accrington away. 3-0 down at half time, with all the other relegation candidates winning, I really thought at this point that the end was in sight for Bradford City. A more abject performance I have not seen. The only reason the performance against Crewe today doesn’t win this accolade is because there was nothing riding on today’s game.
Beating Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup at the start of the season (That feels like a life time ago, now!). That night the team played with passion, commitment and took the game to the opposition. That night I thought this season was going to be ours.
The culmination of the season and the breakdown of the relationship between the club/players and the fans which manifested itself at Southend.
When We Thought We Might Be Getting Somewhere
Having beaten Bury 1-0 at home and laying just 3 points from the play offs, the season seemed to be slowly coming together and heading in the right direction.
When We Knew It Was Going To Be A Struggle
Losing four games in a row following the Bury game, and Peter Taylors rumoured move to Newcastle. It disrupted the season and left the club in a mess.
Player of the Season
Luke O’Brien. I’m not entirely convinced with Dave Syers. Don’t get me wrong, he has had a great first season in pro football, but often he has gone missing in games, but with the rest of the team I suppose that is to be expected.
Worst Player of the Season
Too many to mention.
Here is to a better campaign next season.