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Just What Bradford Deserve

Bradford's impressive start to life back in league one continued at the weekend with a 1-0 win at Gillingham, a side that went up with us last season from league two.

You wouldn't have thought that the Gills were the ones that won the championship last season though with the Bantams "only" going up via the play off though would you, but at this stage you only have to look at the way life in this league is going to answer any questions as to who will continue these moves forward...

Phil Parkinson was very happy with what he saw from his side at Priestfield on Saturday, his only regret that more goals weren't scored but the one that was more than did the job.

After the game he said: 'We started in a very positive fashion. We looked a good side, dangerous, and could have scored more, but we couldn't find that second goal which was frustrating.

'You know when you win 1-0 away from home your team has had to show a lot of qualities and I felt we really did that.'

As far as things are going for us in this division, the boss couldn't be happier but he isn't really that surprised and what's happening is little more than the club deserve with this step up not phasing us at all.

He added: 'I always said the cup games last season in front of the TV cameras and big crowds were going to be a great experience for our young players and they're now used to dealing with those occasions

'We've come up a level and we're going to bigger grounds, but it's not fazing them and they're enjoying the challenge of each and every game.'

One man singled out for special praise was captain Gary Jones, who struck the winner on Saturday.

He might be in the closing stages of his career but isn't being overawed by this is the slightest, saying: 'Gary Jones epitomises everything that we want from the football club. He never gives in. He drives the team on and he's an outstanding player. He's come up a level, but he looks comfortable.'

Plenty of praise dished out, but richly warranted and (without putting the hex on it) I wouldn't be ruling out successive promotions at all in which case I wonder how life would be dealt with in the championship?

We can't get too carried away though can we...




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Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 23 2013

Time: 8:57AM

 

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