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‘A New Era In The History Of Bradford City Football Club’

Following the announcement on Sunday that Bradford City Football Club has been sold, the new owners Stefan Rupp and Edin Rahic are now in full control of the club marking a new chapter in its history. The joint owners have been friends and business associates for a number of years and see their investment as a long term commitment to the club. Edin (Chairman/Chief Executive) will move to the UK with his family and base himself permanently at the Coral Windows Stadium working alongside Chief Operating Officer James Mason to…

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Bantams Diary 2: A Bad Day At The Office!

By Ansar Jawed (1st March 2016) at the Carol windows stadium, Bradford Don’t you just hate those statistics? Even more when they are silently screaming nonsense and making you wonder why we rely on them: pure and utter bull? I mean come on; more than half the possession, more shots (a dozen to be precise), more shots on target, more corners and for a kick in the teeth while you are eating grass and without the rub of the green… with less fouls, we lose! How’s that work out? Teams…

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Bantams Diary… Things are looking up!

By Ansar Jawed It is ironic to realise that ‘dead ball delivery’, is the same as what’s called, ‘a set piece’. When a team is on the whole lacking in confidence, communication or is arrogantly careless, it gets undone during these set pieces. Without rubbing it in, as I know well enough how it feels to be on the receiving end. It happened to Southend United in front of 17,000 pair of eyes last month not once but twice. The two said goals were posted in a chalk cheese fashion…

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Can Leicester City win the Premier League?

Leicester City’s dream campaign shows no signs of stopping. The Foxes sit at the number two spot of the Premier League (2 points off Arsenal), despite starting the season as one of the favourites to be relegated. The Foxes incredible form has been the undisputed success story of the Premier League so far this season. But how has the club, only promoted to England’s elite division in 2014 after a 10-year absence, done it? “They will fall away eventually. It will never last.” This was and still is in some parts,…

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How long will Mourinho last this time?

The champions are wheezing. This has already been Chelsea’s worst start since 1998. They currently sit 8 points adrift of last season’s runners-up in the fledgling Premier League table. Of course it is too early to talk of crisis, with both Ivanovic and Costa having publicly pushed for improvement rather than panic, but should there be a panic? Should Chelsea fans begin to worry? Although previous champions have come back from worse, there have only been two occasions in the last 10 seasons where a team has gone on to win…

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The Anfield Curse?

by Aroosa Munir With the recent biggest buy of the summer by Manchester City, bagging ex-Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling, the ‘Anfield curse’ is yet to begin. Raheem Sterling may believe he has headed to the greener side, however just ask Michael Owen and Fernando Torres on their thoughts about life after Anfield. Statistics can reveal that those strikers who shine bright at Anfield have often failed to hit the same heights after exciting one of England’s most famous and successful clubs. Michael Owen and Fernando Torres are the immediate famous…

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Top signings of Premier League

by Aroosa Munir Here’s a preview of the 2015/2016 Premier League and a look at the best signings who could determine where the title ultimately goes. The Premier League’s elite are off on their pre-season tours and the start of the season is fast approaching, which means it’s time for you to think about your star players and pull out your football shirts and scarves. With the Premier League kick-off fast approaching, the country’s top clubs have been quietly preparing for the new season. The squads are taking shape for the new…

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Football-mad youngsters in Bradford set to score for Srebrenica

Bradford schools, Madrassahs and youth clubs are set to score a victory against hatred and intolerance by playing in a nationwide football tournament to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. Bradford Council has signed up schools and youth teams to take part in Remembering Srebrenica’s ‘8-3-7-2 Tournament’, which aims to unite 8372 young people in 380 schools across the country to play football on the same day – Friday 5th June. A number of teams made up of pupils aged from 10 to 16 will take to the…

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Are footballers overpaid?

by Aroosa Munir @AroosaUrbanEcho This is one of the most common debates in the sporting world and, naturally, everybody has different opinions about it. With the news recently about Raheem Sterling turning down a £100,000 per week contract at Liverpool FC, the question arises again. Are footballers overpaid? Let’s just put footballers’ wages into perspective. Lionel Messi, the world’s highest paid footballer (and arguably the best footballer in the world), is paid over 190 times more money every year than the Prime Minster of our country, David Cameron! There are…

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In Wenger we trust?

by Urban Echo reporter The Gunners’ faithful have been divided on the issue of whether Arsene Wenger is still the right man for Arsenal. Having been in charge of the north London side since 1996, there are many Arsenal fans who feel the club needs to move on from Wenger in order to win trophies consistently once again. Arsene Wenger always happens to be the subject to criticism when Arsenal face a dip in form by a minority of Arsenal fans and football pundits around the world. But does he…

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