YOUR QUICK GUIDE TO THE BANTAMS FROM BRADFORD....
Bradford City F.C. BRADFORD CITY
members of
The Football League
Ground: Valley Parade,
Bradford,
West Yorkshire,
BD8 7DY
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Tel: 020-8441-6932
Websites: Official
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Forum: claretandbanter.co.uk
Media: BBC
Telegraph & Argus
Wikipedia
Getting there
By Car: (approx 197 miles from HW)
Join the M1 northbound using your prefered route. A recomended route is to take the M40 northbound from High Wycombe and then join the A43 at junction 10 towards Northampton, before joining the M1 northbound. Continue on M1 for 122 miles before joining the M62 at junction 42. After 9.5 miles exit at junction 26 and take the A58 and then 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 (s/posted Leeds/Bradford Airport). Go over the traffic lights at Asda and turn left at the roundabout into Wakefield Road. Stay in middle lane and then go over two roundabouts staying in middle lane (s/posted Shipley & Skipton) and on to Shipley Airedale Road (A6037).After Tesco, Staples & P C World (on left) go over traffic lights and turn left into Station Road (A6177) and left again into Queens Road. Go up the 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. Supporters are advised that there is no public parking at the ground and very limited street parking. Check www.rac.co.uk for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: Nearest station Bradford Interchange just over 1 mile from the ground. Connections available from London Kings Cross. Journey time from High Wycombe via London Marylebone around 4.5 hours. Check www.nationrail.co.uk for specific times and connections of trains.
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Players who have played for both Clubs
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Zema Abbey - Luton born striker who joined Wycombe in October 2004 on a short term contract following his release from Norwich City. Originally played for Hitchin Town before moving into the full-time game with Cambridge United. Spent four months at Bradford after leaving Wycombe in November 2004 - making 6 League apps and scoring once before a free transfer to Torquay United in March 2005. Also spent time on loan Boston United during the early part of the 2004/5 season while still contracted at Norwich.

Steve Claridge - Nomadic striker who spent a short spell at Wycombe during the 2004/5 season under John Gorman. Spent most of the 2005/6 season at Bradford (26 League apps - 5 goals) before ending his playing career after loan spells with Walsall (7 apps - 1 goal) and Bournemouth (1 app). Best remembered for his spells with Birmingham City, Leicester City and Portsmouth.

Tommy Doherty - Former trainee with Bristol City who spent close to nine years at Ashton Gate before switching to QPR in the summer of 2005. Limited to 15 First Team appearances while at Loftus Road and was loaned to Yeovil Town towards the end of the 2005/2006 season but made just one appearance before returning to West London. Originally loaned to Wycombe in September 2006 and went through two further loan spells at Adams Park before making the deal permanent in January 2008. Quit Wycombe in January 2010 before joining Hungarian side FerencvŠrosi TC until the end of that season. Reunited himself with Manager Peter Taylor at Bradford in May 2010, signing a two year deal.

Delroy Facey -Striker who made six Football League appearances for the Wanderers during the 2007/8 season while on loan from Gillingham. Switched to Notts County in the summer of 2008 after his contract was terminated by The Gills. Originally a trainee with Huddersfield Town. Signed by Sam Allardyce at Bolton in July 2002 and played in ten Premiership games before being loaned with to Bradford in November 2002 where he made 6 League appearances and scored once. Also spent time on loan at Burnley before moving to West Brom in January 2004 and then to Hull City in the summer of 2004 where he played under Wanderers Manager to be Peter Taylor. Went on to have short spells with Oldham Athletic, Tranmere Rovers and Rotherham United before his move to Gillingham in July 2007.

Lewis Hunt - Joined Wycombe on a free from Southend United in July 2008. Had spent nearly five years at Roots Hall (146 League apps - 2 goals) following a move from Derby County. Released by Wycombe at the end of the 2009/10 season before being reunited with Manager Peter Taylor in July 2010 at Bradford.

Nicky Mohan - Joined Wycombe from Bradford in October 1997 for an £80,000 fee following a short loan spell under then Wycombe boss John Gregory. Made 69 apps before leaving on a free to Stoke City in March 1999. Clocked up 83 Football League apps for The Bantams in two year spell prior to joining Wycombe. Previously with Middlesbrough, Hull City and Leicester City. Finished his Football League career with a permanent spell at Hull City before switching to non-League football with Harrogate Town.

TJ Moncur - Joined Wycombe in the January 2009 transfer window having spent the previous year on loan to Bradford from Fulham. A former trainee with Fulham but failed to make a First Team appearance.

Luke Oliver A former Youth teamer with the Wanderers who made his League debut as a substitute in April 2003 under Lawrie Sanchez. Made a further three sub appearances before moving to the Conference with Woking in February 2004. A fairly successful spell at Woking brought him to the attention of Football League scouts and he moved to Yeovil Town in the summer of 2005 but he struggled to make First Team football (just three sub apps) and was loaned back to Woking before signing for Stevenage Borough in January 2006. Peter Taylor brought him back to Wycombe in January 2009 where he went on to break into the First Team but fellow out of favour after Taylor's departure in October 2009. Went of to join Bradford on loan in March 2010 after Taylor's move to City the previous month. He then signed a permanent deal with City in the summer of 2010.

Mark Stallard - John Gregory spent £100,000 to bring the former Derby County trainee to Wycombe from City in March 1997. Scored 25 goals in 78 apps for Wycombe before moving to Notts County in March 1999. Made 43 League apps for City, scoring ten times having moved to Valley Parade in a £110,000 deal from Derby in January 1996. After leaving Notts County in January 2004, played for Barnsley and Chesterfield. Returned on loan to Notts County later in 2004/5 before a free transfer to Shrewsbury in the summer of 2005. Joined Lincoln City in the summer of 2006 before signing for Mansfield Town at the start of the 2007/8 season.

Gus Uhlenbeek - spent the 2004/5 season at Wycombe - making 46 First Team appearances under Tony Adams. Was virtually an ever present in the Bradford City side of 2002/3 before switching to Chesterfield.

Not forgetting:
Peter Taylor - Moved to Bradford as Manager in February 2010 after being out of work since he was sacked in October 2009 by Wycombe just five months after taking the Wanderers to promotion from 'League Two'.
Junior Lewis - Long standing coach under Peter Taylor who moved to Bradford with Taylor having served during his time at Adams Park.
Chairboys all-time record against The Bantams
DATE Comp V Res SCORE Att
Sat, Sep 3, 1994 FL2 A L 1-2 8,010
Tue, Apr 4, 1995 FL2 H W 3-1 4,522
Sat, Sep 2, 1995 FL2 A W 4-0 9,748
Tue, Mar 26, 1996 FL2 H W 5-2 3,021
Sun, Jan 5, 1997 FAC3 H L 0-2 5,173
Sat, Sep 29, 2007 FL3 A W 1-0 13,530
Sat, May 3, 2008 FL3 H W 2-1 5,467
Sat, Nov 15, 2008 FL3 H W 1-0 5,002
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 FL3 A L 0-1 12,689
Sat, Nov 13, 2010 FL3 H W 1-0 4,077
Sat, Feb 12, 2011 FL3 A L 0-1 10,897
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 FL3 H L 0-3 3,068
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 FL3 A L 0-1 8,047
Key:
FAC = FA Challenge Cup
FL2 = Football League Division Two/'League One'
FL3 = Football League Division Three/'League Two'
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