OF MY OWN KNOWLEDGE (1969 -1988)
The 6 th Round took us to Erdington and Saltley, where after being asked to prove our credentials by the pickets at Saltley Power Station, we were beaten They were called upon to play four successive away games, beating Huddersfield , North Yorkshire at Bedale , Barnsley in the snow by a single goal and South Shields , before drawing Liverpool at Home in the 6 th Round.
The game was played on the excellent playing surface of the International Harvesters Club at Apperley Bridge on 9 th February As I wrote in my circular at the time "it was certainly the best performance I personally have seen from Bradford side" and it was a pity that the high standard of play was not translated into a convincing win, but a combination of hesitancy in front of goal, the interposition of strategically placed bodies at vital moments and some very fine work by the Liverpool Keeper prevented us from scoring more than one goal.
Incidentally, that goal scored by Phil Turpin, was the first conceded by Liverpool in 10 Trophy games that season and came after only 42 seconds' play. The equaliser came seven minutes from the end. In the replay at Penny Lane, a fortnight later, we never really got going and Liverpool took the game 2 goals to 1.
In this season we had to face a severe test at the very outset, being called upon to play Barnsley at Royston in the2nd Round. We began somewhat tentatively, but improved as the game went on and were well in command at the finish. The 3 rd Round game was against our near neighbours Keighley at Marley Stadium, and this hurdle was surmounted with reasonable comfort by 2 goals to nil.
We were at home at last in the 4 th Round, entertaining Gateshead at International harvesters'; a rather hectic game with attacks superior to defences resulting in a draw; the replay at Gateshead, if less exciting, produced a very satisfactory result The 'clean sheets' established in these two matches set the tone for the season, only 5goals being conceded in 12 Trophy games.
Unfortunately, there was to be an increasing difficulty in converting chances into goals. The writing was on the wall when Stockton came to Valley Parade on 20 th November; a great deal of pressure only produced a single goal.
When we visited Nottingham in the 5 th Round, not even a single goal was forthcoming and a defeat was a grave disappointment to us all. The boys in the squad played some fine football this season and brought great credit to the Association and the City. The trail began an a pleasant Autumn evening at the Shay, Halifax, where we met Calderdale to give it its new name in the 2 nd Round; they held us quite well in the first half but in the end we had a comfortable win.
The next two rounds were played at home and produced decisive wins; in the 3 rd Round we played Hambleton and Richmondshire at Bradford University, winning , and in the 4 th we entertained Gateshead at International Harvesters', registering a win. A much tighter game followed in the 5 th Round when we played east Durham on the Horden Colliery Welfare ground. In this game we were called upon to score a goal against a goalkeeper, Colin Oakley of international class and a difficult task it was to prove.
Oakley not only dealt capably with all the shots that came his way but had time to organise his defence most competently. A single goal and a somewhat fortunate one at that settled the issue and it took us into the 6th Round. It was however many weeks before that 6 th Round game was played.
Our side of the Pennines was snow bound, but we were able to find opposition on the west coast by playing two friendly games against Blackpool teams. The Match against Barnsley was finally played at International harvesters' on 3 rd March, and a real thriller it turned out to be. At one stage we were two goals down and you don't expect to pull back two goal deficits against Barnsley!
But, we did just that and in extra time we added a third; then it was a matter of hanging on, which we managed to do, although Barnsley got the ball in the net just a moment or two after the final whistle had gone. We had been aware for some time, of course, that if we reached the Quarterfinals, we should probably play Leeds. We had every reason to respect the current Leeds side, which had beaten us at all previous age levels, and the fact that the game was to be played at Oldfield Lane, aground not loved overmuch by visiting sides, did not make our task any easier.
As Mike Healey, the Leeds Secretary, quite rightly said in an interview, "If the Leeds boys play as well as they have done all season, it will take an exceptional team to stop them. In the event, Leeds failed to do themselves justice and Bradford, though not perhaps an exceptional side did play exceptionally well on the day.
All the thrills were there, including a missed penalty at a time when Bradford were hanging on to a lead; this goal scored by Tom Canoville St Bede's after 23 minutes was all that separated the sides until five minutes from the end when the same player crashed in a second from some good 25 yards. The semi-final was in some respects an anti-climax.
A goodly group of Council members and parents they hired a coach made the journey to Bristol on 2 nd May; Council members and boys made an over-night stop at Gloucester and the match was played at Ashton gate, the home of Bristol City FC, at the time, though briefly, a 1 st Division Club.
Bristol Boys were a very good side and, though our boys gave of their best, they were well beaten by Bristol Boys incidentally went on to win the Trophy by beating Croydon in the two-legged final. Those successes gave us the opportunity to play Sunderland at Roker Park on 1 st December. A somewhat dull game, which we lost , ended our interest in the Trophy for another year.
We beat Huddersfield at King George v Playing fields following a draw away from home. Then in the 3 rd round Rotherham held us to a home draw before beating us at Rotherham. We coped with the first hurdle by beating Doncaster at King George V PF, but the second one was just too high, for we lost to Barnsley by a single goal at Oakwell.
The two previous rounds had produced large-scale wins against Spen Valley and Hambleton and Richmondshire Sheffield went on to win the Trophy. But what was worse, there were difficulties with one of our affiliated schools, Tong, about the release of boys in the City team. In the following season there was a decisive win over York in the 2 nd round followed by two very close games with Barnsley, the first at Valley Parade ending in a draw, the second at Barnsley, ending in a defeat by a single goal.
Interestingly, this side did quite well in the Yorkshire Trophy, reaching the semi final stage. In the last season in this period we had a good 'run' in the competition, reaching the 6 th Round. This had been rather anticipated as at Under 14 level this squad had won 15 out of their 18 games played. This was, of course, the first year in which we benefited from the accession of players from what had been the Keighley Senior Association.
The 4th Round draw enabled us to show hospitality to new opponents, Allerdale from the North West; we beat them but introduced them to Valley Parade before they went home. Rochdale at home again were our 5 th Round opponents; we had met many times in friendly games, but this was our first encounter in the Trophy; the result was a very creditable win.
There were 'fresh' opponents in the 6 th Round when we entertained Cambridge Boys at Valley Parade; they were enjoying their most successful season for some years and came back strongly to win after being a goal down. In the first season that I can recall we reached the semi final stage, where we lost to Doncaster at Valley Parade.
We lost to Sheffield away in the group competition, but won our other three games v Huddersfield away , v Halifax home and v Keighley at Valley Parade ; in the first of these games Longstaff Rhodesway scored five times. These results gained us a place in the quarterfinals in which we played Easton and Redcar at Park Avenue winning In the following season we did rather better in the group matches gaining seven points out of eight.
The one point dropped was against Huddersfield at Valley Parade where we drew We beat Sheffield for the first time for 30 years at Valley Parade by and also gained a decisive win at Halifax, but we only beat Keighley with the aid of an own goal.
In the quarterfinal we met the ultimate winners, Don and Dearne, at Park Avenue and were beaten We did not however proceed beyond the quarterfinal losing to Barnsley by the only goal. Next year we beat Sheffield at Valley Parade by 2 goals to 1, and also beat Halifax and Airedale and Wharfedale, but Keighley caused something of a sensation by beating us This year we did get through the quarterfinal but it was a rare struggle.
We were drawn against Leeds at Oldfield Lane and managed a draw after a rare struggle. In the replay at International Harvester's the game was in the balance to the very end, and we only managed to score our winning goal in extra time. Sheffield were our semi final opponents and a keenly contested game, in which we had more of the play territorially, ended with us losing by the only goal.
Sheffield went on to win the trophy. The one win was against Keighley at Parry Lane ; we lost to Barnsley away0 and to Calderdale the new name of the extended Halifax at Parry Lane. In the quarterfinal we comfortably beat Hambleton and Richmondshire by 4 clear goals, but in the semi final at International Harvester's, in spite of the lion's share of the play, we were beaten by Rotherham by the only goal of the game.
This was the team whose defeat at Nottingham n the 5 th Round of the 'English' had been such a disappointment to us. We didn't do particularly well in the qualifying matches, losing to Leeds at Oldfield Lane and managing only a draw with Spen Valley. Our five points gave us runners-up position in the group and a quarterfinal place. This involved us in the long trip to Malton to play East Riding, where we gained a workmanlike win. David Matthews scoring both.
By this time our defence was conceding very little and it was predictable that a two-legged final with Leeds would not see many risks taken. And so it proved. The first 'leg' was played at Oldfield Lane on 18 th May it was a long season and resulted in a draw Regan being the scorer. We were without Trevor Parr, our Captain, injured in the first game, but the whole team buckled down to the job and managed to produce the all-important goal, scored by Darren Turner.
The fourth game was not played and we were almost relieved that we were not admitted to the quarterfinals. We beat Huddersfield in our one home match and drew both away games v Hull and v Sheffield.
We travelled to Middlesborough in the quarterfinal and won , but the visit to Hull in the semi final was less successful as we lost by the same margin. We had a fresh set of opponents in the next season, Barnsley, Rotherham, and Wakefield. We beat Wakefield away and Barnsley away but lost the home game to Rotherham These results won us a quarterfinal place, but at that stage we were beaten by Leeds by the only goal of the match in a replay, following a draw.
Unfortunately the details of this Season are 'sketchy' as the results were rarely recorded in the Minute Book and submissions to the 'Telegraph and Argus" were sporadic. In the quarter finals Rotherham were disposed of with unusual ease , but Leeds were beaten in the semi final only after a draw at King George V Playing Field. The two 'legs' of the Final with Barnsley both resulted in draws; the first leg was played at Barnsley on 13 th May and resulted in a draw, Kirk 2 and Newton being the scorers.
We proceeded to the Final through wins against Hull and Leeds but any chance of completing the Final was nullified by the success of Middlesborough in the Gillette Trophy and Cleveland in the Northern Counties competition, plus the presence of two Middlesborough boys in the England squad. The teams were only separated at the finish by a Simon Coultous penalty for Bradford. Such joy" The semi final was also played at Canal Road.
Hull were the visitors and they out-played us for most of the game, though only scoring one goal. Extra time saw no more scoring and so we had to go to Hull. A great game Bradford played out of their skins and were unlucky to lose We went to Millmoor to play Rotherham in the quarterfinal. The boys looked well and truly jaded. It involved 8 teams in a knock-out competition, each match comprising two 'legs'; thus it could involve 6 matches, though in fact we never reached the Final.
The proposal was that two teams from the north, Bradford and Newcastle, and two from the south Aldershot and Portsmouth, should participate.
The Newcastle side this season included the current England captain Sean Murray, who was quite capable of winning a game at this level almost on his own; our boys succeeded in keeping him quiet while retaining enough energy to manage 4 goals in the two legs.
Both the game at Valley Parade and the one at Newcastle on 12 th April ended in draws, Bradford entering the Final as a result of their more successful taking of penalty - kicks. The final game was well contested but our superior finishing gave us victory, and the Avco Trophy by 3 goals to 1. Scorers were Adam Green 2 and Gary Haylock. One of the features of the past 10 - 15 years has been the development of a wide-ranging programme of friendly matches at all age-levels.
There are a number of reasons for this; one was certainly the opening of the M62 Motorway which made it possible for us to play matches, even evening matches, in South Yorkshire and in the Manchester conurbation, but at the same time, there was a distinct change in policy which persuaded many Associations to plan a complete programme of matches, quite regardless of success of failure in Trophy competitions.
Previously it had not been unusual for the Association's whole programme to consist of 2 or 3 Trophy games, plus 2 or 3 early season friendlies against local opposition. In all, in that particular season the Association arranged 64 matches. The fact that most progressive Associations were playing so many friendly games prompted Andy Bell of Leeds SFA to put forward his proposal for a 'Northern Merit table". This was discussed at the Council meeting on 10 th June The season would end with a competition between the top 8 teams.
Council approved the scheme in principle. There was one win, four draws and two defeats. In the Under 15's were the only side competing in trophy competitions. However, the situation was soon to change for, at a committee meeting held on 22 nd June , it was reported that the Yorkshire County SFA was proposing to organise an Under 11 Knock out competition. We played our first match in this new competition on 13 th February v.
Sheffield at Parry Lane, and, having won it , we entertained Rotherham in the semi final; indeed, we played Rotherham three times- a draw at Parry Lane being followed by another draw at Rotherham before we broke the deadlock again at Parry Lane by 3 goals to 1. This success presented us with a two' legged' Final against Hull, a long trip in those pre-motorway days. The away game ended in something less than twilight. The result was reasonably satisfactory, a draw. In the home 'leg' at Valley Parade on 3 rd May, Hull produced some excellent football" and won deservedly by two goals to nil on aggregate.
In the following season we did less well. We had a bye in the 1 st round and were drawn away at Huddersfield in the 2 nd , losing by 3 goals to 1. In the 1 st round we entertained Hull at Parry Lane and won a most exciting game The home 'leg' was played at Valley Parade on 7 th April and, amid great excitement we pulled back the deficit and a aggregate meant that we shared the Trophy. Brame Eccleshill North , D.
Parr Buttershaw , S. Moon Wibsey , A. Melrose Buttershaw , P. Bendig Wibsey , Shabir Hussain and S. Regan Buttershaw , M. Scarth Wibsey , L. Beswick Holme , and J. The trophy which Bradford shared on this occasion was, incidentally, presented by Stafford Higgingbothom, a prominent figure with the Bradford City club for many years.
The next two seasons saw us depart at the first time of asking, on both occasions at the hands of Leeds. The following season the margin, at the end of a most enthralling game, was We met Barnsley in the Final, which they spoiled as a contest by rattling in 4 goals in next to no time at Crofts SC.
The boys came away from the second 'leg' at Barnsley beaten again 2 - 4, but by no means disgraced. In the following season we beat Huddersfield by a single goal in the 1 st Round of the Yorkshire Trophy, only to suffer a humiliating 7 - 0 defeat from Leeds at Oldfield lane in the 2 nd Round.
Only four of the scheduled West Yorkshire matches were played, three of which were won and one drawn. This was enough to qualify for the Final, but we were beaten by Leeds by an aggregate score of 6 - 3 1 - 1 and 2 - 5. In the premiere competition we started with a goalless draw against Leeds, but won the replay at Oldfield Lane in fine style by 4 - 2 after extra time.
A decisive 7 - 0 win against SpenValley followed with a narrow 1 - 0 win against Don and Dearne in the semi final. Hull were our opponents in the Final. We established a good 3 - 1 lead in the home 'leg' and added to it in the away 'leg' played on a waterlogged pitch at Hull. The squad that played in these games was: Huddersfield were our opponents in the Final, the home 'leg' of which gave us a advantage.
The second, played at Outlane School, on May 8 th , with a goodly crowd and the encouragement of pre-match and half time entertainment by the Outlane Drum Majorettes was quite an occasion. Fortunately our teams' nerves survived and we won the game on aggregate. The successful team was: In all the team's playing record was: Played 19, Won 16, Drawn 1 Lost 2, Goals In the west Yorkshire competition we drew 1 - 1 at Keighley, beat Huddersfield 3 - 0, Leeds Airedale 4 - 1 and Spen Valley 5 - 0, but lost to Calderdale 2 - 3 and Leeds City 1 - 3, so did not make the final.
Their record was Played 15, Won 7, Drew 2, Lost 6, goals 31 - The wins were against Blackburn 2 - 1 and Derby 2 - 1. Sheffield beat them in the Yorkshire Trophy 5 - 2, following a 2 - 2 draw, while in the West Yorkshire competition there were losses against Leeds City 0 - 2, and Calderdale 0 - 1 and a 1 - 1 draw with Leeds Airedale.
In the Yorkshire Trophy the team did well to draw at Middlesborough and win the replay, but after losing the quarter final to Huddersfield it 'struggled to gain good results despite occasionally playing some decent possession football. Bradford played four matches in this opening season v. Calderdale , and Spen Valley at home, and v Leeds and Keighley away.
This competition was never completely satisfactory; for one thing Bradford and Leeds were far too dominant, but, more important was the fact that though theoretically here were seven Associations in West Yorkshire, it was very rare for all seven to compete in any one season.
However, they lost to Leeds who also won both 'legs' of the play off and Stephen Taylor of Wycliffe Middle School, an outstanding player at his age, scored 7 in the away game and all three in the home game. In its preliminary games the team had beaten Keighley , Spen Valley and Huddersfield , while the games with Leeds and Calderdale had been drawn and Parkins, Thompson, Barker and Hill. It was a matter of some regret that a number of the members of this side including Taylor were not available to us after this season.
The first 'leg' of the Final produced a draw, but by this time it did not prove feasible to arrange the second 'leg' and the competition was declared 'void'. The Final was Leeds v Bradford again and Leeds won both games, and , on aggregate.
There was a triple play off this season in which the results were disastrous; we lost to Leeds and to Huddersfield. This year there was no double to do but they did what there was to do pretty well.
They beat Wakefield , Huddersfield and Calderdale and drew with Leeds In the Final they had to play Huddersfield and in the first 'leg', played away, they put on what the Secretary described as the "finest Bradford performance in many years" to win The teams record for the s8 was: Played 17, Won 13, Drew 2, Lost 2, Goals The team played 16 games, winning 10 and losing only 1 to Middlesborough on tour. In the West Yorkshire competition, in which they played the other three Association twice each, they beat Huddersfield twice and , and Calderdale twice and , and played two drawn games with Leeds and We beat Leeds away and drew with them at home to take the Trophy on aggregate.
It is interesting that, in this season, the West Yorkshire Under 13 competition, which as we have seen, suffered from lack of teams, had been extended to include Sheffield. He perhaps failed to realise t a Secretary, who has a programme for several teams to draw up, is up against. One cannot, after all, force other Associations to play.
In fact, the squad played 13 games and were not involved in the West Yorkshire final, which would have given them two more. However, both Leeds and Sheffield beat us. The season's record was: Played 14, Won 8, Drew 2, Lost 4, Goals The Under 14 squad, through its programme of friendly games was a large one.
This side played 18 games in all winning 15 and losing 3, and scoring 73 goals to Mark Humphreys Beckfoot scored 25 goals. This was of course, the first squad to benefit from the amalgamation with Keighley, nine of the boys coming from the old Keighley area. In addition, Nicholls was in the final group for international selection, but was not selected for the first international match.
However, both he and Tymczczcyn were included in the squad to play France at Highbury, though, in the event only Nichols played, Tymczczcyn remaining on the substitutes' bench. Subsequently both boys were selected for the tour of the Netherlands in April, by which time Tymczczcyn had committed himself to Leeds United and had to be omitted from the England squad-altogether a somewhat unsatisfactory chapter of events. Subsequently international selection has been based on the more scientific method of holding Coaching Week-ends on the basis of which the international squad was selected.
One cannot exactly equate these coaching weekends with the previous trials, but I am including here the names of boys who have attended these coaching weekends. In this season the Yorkshire SFA had contracted to include North Yorkshire and west Yorkshire only; the north east and south east corners of the county had been removed by Local Government Re-Organisation to form the new counties of Cleveland and Humberside respectively, and South Yorkshire had decided to go it alone.
Hawkins St Bede's , D. Matthews Cottingley Manor and D. Turner Belle Vue were in the successful Yorkshire side. Parr, both of Buttershaw, also played for the county side this season.
By this time too, the amalgamation with the Senior Schools had taken place, so Bradford contributed players to both senior and junior county teams. Obviously more Bradford boys have gained places in a west Yorkshire side than would have done in a side representing the whole of Yorkshire.
There had of course been senior internationals, but these were in the days before the seniors were part of BSFA. Novakowski Belle Vue , In the same season no less than nine Bradford Boys played in the county Under 15 side: Five players, in addition to Ford played for the county senior team: Eli Hanson , Dimbleby Tong.
Andy Kiwomya played for the Divisional team. Adam Gunn Belle Vue. The last county game to be staged in Bradford on behalf of the traditional county of Yorkshire was played at Valley Parade on 7 th February It was appropriately against Lancashire. The function a pre-match one was held at the Edwardian Club, close to the ground. The county side that season included P. I was given the honour of refereeing the game, with Mick Walsh and Dave Gilling both of Carlton as my adjutants.
Yorkshire won this game, but I have no details of the match. It was almost exactly 70 years since a schools' international had been staged in Bradford, the previous occasion having been on 5 th May , when England played Scotland at Under 14 level.
In the programme for the game, Bill Marshall, Schools' Soccer Correspondent of the Telegraph and Argus, drew some interesting comparisons between then and now, including the price of beer 5 old pence per pint! From the organisers' point of view, the telling comparison was that between the lengths of time required to organise the two games.
In , for a match played on 5 th May, the first mention in the Minutes comes on the 4 th April; in other words the match took just over a month to arrange. But the financial implications of staging an International in were far more serious than they had been in Just compare the charges for admission: On 11 th February , the Secretary reported that Council's application to stage an international match had been accepted by EFA and the match was to be England V Switzerland at Under 18 level.
The match would be played at Valley Parade. I had to resign my Chairmanship at the end of , when I left the district, but Malcolm Thompson took over so effectively that I was hardly missed. In addition the efforts of members of Council produced an imposing list of Match Sponsors.
There have been over 2. Sion should now aim to get back to positive results, while no matter what Young Boys does remain like a slight favorite in this one. Both teams work much better in the offense than what their reliability of defensive lineup is.
They continue to lead the table with all five victories and four points more than second-placed St Polten. Forwards Hwang and Gulbrandsen are long-term absentees with important role last season. Crvena zvezda left the ball possession to the Austrians in the first leg, but they were actually the ones who had better chances during the clash.
No matter that they will try with the similar style in the next leg as well. The side won over Cukaricki at home last Saturday evening with a 2: Goals were scored by Srnic and Gobeljic in second, while the side continued domination with five out of five victories so far. Not sure Salzburg has what it takes to outplay the opponent, neither they can attack here without thinking about the defense — neither they are into situation to do that.
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After a trio of relegations and financial woes the club have sorted the off field problems out and managed a promotion into League 1.
It now seems that they are ready for another promotion, despite the early days. I think we will see them in The Championship next season. The manager though is hopeful one of them will play. All suffered injuries against Plymouth last week, although one of them could return against the Shrews. They first suffered defeat to Mexico, won over Sweden in last moments of the match and had to get the victory over South Korea to progress further however stood defeated with a 0: They are now undefeated in the first six rounds of League One and are leading the rankings together with Peterborough having five victories and just one draw.
The side is still without a defeat and also doing very well in the Coupe de la Ligue competition where they already excluded Valenciennes and AC Ajaccio in both matches on the road. Even after the first leg, team owner Becali was confident his team will qualify, despite losing the first leg. And Becali is a hard man to please. In fact, in that game, FCSB played beautifully in the second half, they scored a goal, but should have scored more if not for terrible bad luck, hitting the bar twice and catching keeper on a very good day.
I saw Rapid Wien very vulnerable at the back in the second half and had FCSB have pushed harder in the first half, they would have achieved more. In the league, FCSB is playing well, they won last four games in a row, by more than one goal difference each, scoring 13 goals and conceding 2. Now, I realize that Rapid Wien is not a team from Liga 1, but I believe they will try and defend the from the first leg first and foremost. FCSB rested regulars for the game against Rapid Wien, but they have such a strong bench, they can rotate a lot, apart from the back, where they have some problems, they badly lack players there, otherwise team is very well welded and players of same value doubled on posts.
If they play like they did at Wien in the second half, they not only will take this, but qualify. In the first leg, FCSB had better possesion, more corners, more times caught offside and had same number of shots on goal.
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Playing Quins in the league may seem a impossibility in the current financially governed rugby climate - but then again it's not too long ago that the thought of Will Carling trotting out at Clifton Lane was merely a dream. There will be a culture shock awaiting rugby union's elite clubs when they arrive in Rotherham this season, especially in the clubhouse which resonates with rugby virtues from a bygone era Rotherham do not recognise celebrity; they are without artifice or pretension.
For years, it seems, they've been the Celtic and Rangers of their division, few other matches seeming to matter but the pair's annual pitched battles. But the big difference is that the Scottish football giants don't go up, or down.