The winners of tonight’s match will play Premier League Champions Liverpool at home in the Third Round of the League Cup. The Bantams overcame Bolton Wanderers 2-1 in the First Round, thanks to goals from Lee Novak and Harry Pritchard, while The Imps won 2-1 away at Crewe Alexandra thanks to goals from Tom Hopper and Lewis Montsma.
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Ahead of tonight’s match, Bradford City supporter “Doodle” from “Bantam Talk” has answered a few questions for us!
How long have you supported Bradford City?
My first game was in 1994 and my first season ticket in the 96/97 season.
Where did you finish last season?
What do you think of your Manager?
Stuart McCall is the ultimate Bradford City legend. He had two spells as a player and this is his 3rd as a manager. In his last spell saw us miss out on promotion to the Championship to a late offside goal before his relationship with an overbearing Chairman led to him being forced out the club. Many consider the jury to be out on him as a manager but there’s no-one we’d love to succeed more.
What are your hopes and expectations for the 2020/21 season?
We’d hope to be at least in the play-offs but there are real concerns over our firepower. As always here, we’re hoping for the best and preparing for the worst!
One(s) to watch?
New signings Elliot Watt and Callum Cooke have the potential to form a formidable centre-midfield partnership.
Which teams you think will finish in the top seven in League Two?
Bradford, Tranmere, Salford, Exeter, Port Vale, Forest Green and Bolton (depending on how long it takes their new squad to gel).
Which teams do you think will finish in the bottom two in League Two?
Stevenage and Morecombe.
What are your thoughts on Lincoln City?
We obviously have a special connection with Lincoln and their fans due to the horrible tragedy of the fire and it’s been pleasing to see you do well in recent seasons.
What do you think the score will be?
I think it will be a tight affair with either team winning 1-0.
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Random fact about your Club?
We hold the English record for most consecutive penalty shoot-out wins with 9 between 2009 and 2012.
If you could steal one Lincoln City player for your own team, who would it be and why?
Jorge Grant – in all honesty, I don’t know too many of them but he’s been good in the past years from what I’ve seen of him.
What are your proudest and most embarrassing moments as a Bradford City Supporter?
Proudest moment either getting to the Premier League in 1999 or the League Cup Final in 2013. Most embarrassing moment was the shambles in finishing bottom in League One 2 years ago as a result of previous chairman Rahic’s egotistical belief that he ‘knew football’.
Who would you say is your most underrated player?
Probably Paudie O’Connor… we signed him on a free from Leeds last year and he didn’t feature much last season, but I think he has all the tributes to really step up this season.
Do you have a Supporters Trust and what role do they play at the Club?
We do but I’m not sure at the moment, I know the club are trying to be very engaged currently to try and get fans back onside after a rough couple of years.
Which was your favourite match involving Bradford City?
There’s been so many down the years but, personally, it was coming from 2-0 down at Stamford Bridge to beat Mourinho’s Chelsea 4-2 in the FA Cup in 2015.
Which was your least favourite match involving Bradford City?
Again there’s been so many underwhelming performances to pick from! I do remember a particularly shocking 0-0 against Leyton Orient in the FA Cup in freezing temperatures with a small crowd during our 12-year slide down from the Premier League that really did make me wonder why I bother!
Do you have a Former Players Association at Bradford City?
What is the best thing about Bradford?
Great people, great beer, great curries and great football team!
If you haven’t already had a go at our quizzes, this is a great way to learn some random information about the Football Club, as well as helping us generate much-needed page views: Quiz No.1, Quiz No.2, Quiz No.3, Quiz No.4, Quiz No.5, Quiz No.6, Quiz No.7, Quiz No.8, Quiz No.9, Quiz No.10, Quiz No.11, Quiz No.12, Quiz No.13, Quiz No.14, Quiz No.15, Quiz No.16, Quiz No.17, Quiz No.18, Quiz No.19, Quiz No.20, Quiz No.21, Quiz No.22, Quiz No.23, Quiz No.24, Quiz No.25, Quiz No.26, Quiz No.27, Quiz No.28, Quiz No.29 and Quiz No.30.
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