Bradford Story Leaves Nothing but Admiration

So the Bradford fairytale has come to an end at the hands of Swansea, who, after a history of 101 years, recorded their first major trophy win at Wembley on Sunday.

Unfortunately for Bradford, the score was 5-0, with The Bantams only having a shot on target five minutes before the end alongside the perhaps harsh sending off of keeper Matt Duke; one of the many heroes of the Bradford outfit during their cup campaign.

Despite the strong Swansea result for Bradford it draws to a close an emphatic cup-run which saw them see off three Premier League sides. Whichever way you look at it, all the players and fans can feel proud as they represented the Football League at Wembley in front of a sell-out crowd.

Normality will be somewhat restored with a game against Dagenham & Redbridge on Wednesday in a League Two match, but Bradford can keep hold of their experiences in their challenge for promotion.

It may seem that the occasion was just too far, but the custom suits and memories of the hallowed Wembley turf will be one that the Bradford City players will never forget.

For a team, assembled for under £10,000 – their heroics may never be repeated again. In their recent history, the city of Bradford has seen their stand burnt to the ground in a blaze alongside severe financial difficulties.

For a team that had just lost 5-0 in a cup final, it is the memories and the journey that will never be forgotten, as well as those who lost their lives supporting their club in a fire.

I for one, can only offer admiration for a club like Bradford City after their exploits.


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