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Newport apologise to Bradford over fans’ taunts mocking Valley Parade fire

Clubs say they are working closely to identify those involvedNewport will take ‘appropriate action against those identified’Bradford have complained to the Football Association over taunts mocking the 1985 Valley Parade fire tragedy, during the League …

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Bradford’s Stuart McCall: ‘Tragedy tightens your bond to the club’

McCall took two minutes to agree to return to manage the club for a third time and wants to win promotion back to League OneThey say you should never go back in professional sport, but try telling that to Stuart McCall and the dozens of schoolchildren …

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Bradford’s Stuart McCall: ‘Tragedy tightens your bond to the club’

McCall took two minutes to agree to return to manage the club for a third time and wants to win promotion back to League OneThey say you should never go back in professional sport, but try telling that to Stuart McCall and the dozens of schoolchildren …

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Football around Europe: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Ancelotti is changing the culture at Everton, Ibra returns for the Milan derby and Forest can extend Leeds’ slumpEverton face Crystal Palace knowing victory will lift them into seventh and, for 24 hours at least, level on points with Sheffield United. …

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League Two 2019-20 season preview

Scunthorpe and Plymouth should be contenders after their relegation to a division in which Stevenage could be dark horsesThere is a vast pool of exciting 40-something coaches determined to make a splash as managers, some of whom are taking their first …

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Back to the future: Bradford bring heritage numbers to English football

Each player will have a number on their shirt representing their place in Bradford’s 116-year history as part of rebuilding projectFor many football supporters, pre-season is a time of optimism. What lies ahead is the great unknown but is generally jud…

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Bradford’s Lewis O’Brien: ‘I used Twitter critics as a drive to show who I am’

Loan from Huddersfield was greeted with some disdain but he has impressed with his dynamism – and his singingIt can be one of the most nerve-racking times of a young footballer’s career – the moment when he is asked to stand on a chair and sing to the …

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Bradford’s Lewis O’Brien: ‘I used Twitter critics as a drive to show who I am’

Loan from Huddersfield was greeted with some disdain but he has impressed with his dynamism – and his singingIt can be one of the most nerve-racking times of a young footballer’s career – the moment when he is asked to stand on a chair and sing to the …

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Jamie Lawrence: ‘One minute I’m in jail, the next on TV with Sunderland’

The former Premier League winger is stepping back into jails to help prisoners and working with young players ‘to change their whole outlook on life’For a man whose slogan is “Prison to Premiership” it was a tense moment for Jamie Lawrence to find hims…

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Tributes paid to amateur rugby player who died mid-match

Max Blakeley, 32, was playing for Bradford-based Birkenshaw Bluedogs when he fell illTributes have been paid to a popular amateur rugby player who died after collapsing during a match on Saturday.Max Blakeley, 32, was playing for the Bradford-based clu…

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Tributes paid to amateur rugby player who died mid-match

Max Blakeley, 32, was playing for Bradford-based Birkenshaw Bluedogs when he fell illTributes have been paid to a popular amateur rugby player who died after collapsing during a match on Saturday.Max Blakeley, 32, was playing for the Bradford-based clu…

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Bradford appoint Simon Grayson as new manager after Stuart McCall sacking

Board say Grayson was club’s top targetGrayson was sacked by Sunderland last OctoberBradford have appointed Simon Grayson as their new manager. The 48-year-old, out of work since his sacking by Sunderland last October, succeeds Stuart McCall at Valley …

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Bradford sack Stuart McCall after sixth straight defeat

• Bradford have dropped to sixth in League One after loss to Oldham• McCall 28th manager in top four divisions this season to lose jobBradford have sacked their manager Stuart McCall following a run of six successive defeats.The 53-year-old was in his …

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Archaeologist uncovers rich history at Bradford’s lost football ground

Forgotten home of Bradford Park Avenue, abandoned when club folded in 1974, hailed as ‘Angkor Wat of football’In his 40-year career as an archaeologist, Jason Wood has travelled the world, searching for Roman remains in Jordanian citadels and helping t…

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League One and League Two: a fan from each club previews the 2017–18 season

If the fans who spoke to us are right, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton and Southend United – and a few other clubs – will be in the play-offs

• Championship: fans preview the season

It would be nice to stay clear of relegation and have a comfortable season with a few big wins to keep us going. I’d like a number of our younger players to establish themselves here rather than being bought by Premier League clubs.

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Premier League at 25: fans from all 47 clubs on their best and worst memories

Fans from the 47 clubs to have competed in the league reminisce about legends such as Paulo Wanchope, Duncan Ferguson, Juninho and Jay-Jay Okocha

Best moment: For all the rage of the last year (or two, or three, or four depending on if and when the stasis finally broke you), we have been rather blessed during the Premier League era. We have won the league at White Hart Lane, a ground that was demolished with Arsenal having won as many titles there as the home team have in their entire existence. We have won the league at Old Trafford, the home of our great rivals of the time. We have gone an entire season unbeaten. But it’s hard to remember a single moment where life was so perfect as when Tony Adams, Mr Arsenal himself, sprinted forward to bring down a chipped throughball from Steve Bould (!) and lash it home in front of the North Bank at Highbury in the glorious sunshine to seal our first Premier League title in 1997-98.

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Millwall promotion party ‘ruined’ by fans’ Wembley pitch invasion

• Matchwinner Steve Morison angry at encroachment after win over Bradford
• ‘It should be our faces in the papers, not those few who let us all down’

Millwall matchwinner Steve Morison said the fans who invaded the pitch after their 1-0 win over Bradford in the League One playoff final “ruined” the occasion for him.

Morison, right, scored the only goal with five minutes remaining at Wembley to take Millwall into the Championship, but after the final whistle he was angry and distracted when asked about what could have been the high point of his career. “I can’t focus at the minute,” Morison said. “They’ve ruined it for me. Absolutely ruined it. I’ve never felt so high and then so low after the game. We should have been celebrating, not trying to clear those fans off the pitch. It should be our faces in the papers tomorrow, not those few who let us all down.”

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Steve Morison fires Millwall past Bradford and into the Championship

Neil Harris did not really need anything other than his playing days to make him a Millwall legend, but taking them back into the Championship as a manager adds a delightful layer of polish to that status. A season that, at various points, looked like it would see Millwall leave their home ends with promotion thanks to a 1-0 win over Bradford City in the League One play-off final at Wembley.

Steve Morison, perhaps the only man to rival Harris’s hero status among the Millwall fans, scored the only goal of a tense, scrappy but often thrilling game with just five minutes to go. Bradford, led by their own version of Harris in Stuart McCall, were probably the better team over the 90 minutes, but did not convert what chances they made and were ultimately edged out.

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Bradford City v Millwall: League One play-off final – live!

2.09pm BST

Bradford (4-4-1-1) Doyle; McMahon, McArdle, Knight-Percival, Meredith; Marshall, Vincelot, Cullen; Law; Clarke; Wyke.
Substitutes: Sattelmaier, Darby, Dieng, Hiwula, Gilliead, Jones, Kilgallon.

Millwall (4-4-2) Archer; Romeo, Webster, Hutchinson, Craig; Wallace, ABdou, Williams, O’Brien; Gregory, Morison.
Substitutes: King, Cooper, Thompson, Butcher, Ferguson, Worrall, Onyedinma.

12.12pm BST

Hello. The play-offs are an exquisitely cruel creation. Even in a sport that routinely deals in extremes, the play-offs sit alongside the penalty shoot-out and something I’ve no doubt forgotten as the most emotionally hazardous experiences in football. The Agony & The Ecstasy is the name of Richard Foster’s excellent history of the play-offs and that phrase sums up the thrilling, terrifying jeopardy of a play-off final at Wembley.

The first of this year’s finals is in League One, where Bradford City will play Millwall. One team will swig the happiest drinks of their lives at around 6pm tonight, whether it’s a tooth-tinglingly cold can of Stella or an Elderflower Tonic Water Infused With a Soupcon of Lemon. The other will drown the deepest, sourest sorrows, knowing that 49 games – 49 games! – of mostly excellent work has been for nothing.

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Bradford City v Millwall: League One play-off final – live!

2.09pm BST

Bradford (4-4-1-1) Doyle; McMahon, McArdle, Knight-Percival, Meredith; Marshall, Vincelot, Cullen; Law; Clarke; Wyke.
Substitutes: Sattelmaier, Darby, Dieng, Hiwula, Gilliead, Jones, Kilgallon.

Millwall (4-4-2) Archer; Romeo, Webster, Hutchinson, Craig; Wallace, ABdou, Williams, O’Brien; Gregory, Morison.
Substitutes: King, Cooper, Thompson, Butcher, Ferguson, Worrall, Onyedinma.

12.12pm BST

Hello. The play-offs are an exquisitely cruel creation. Even in a sport that routinely deals in extremes, the play-offs sit alongside the penalty shoot-out and something I’ve no doubt forgotten as the most emotionally hazardous experiences in football. The Agony & The Ecstasy is the name of Richard Foster’s excellent history of the play-offs and that phrase sums up the thrilling, terrifying jeopardy of a play-off final at Wembley.

The first of this year’s finals is in League One, where Bradford City will play Millwall. One team will swig the happiest drinks of their lives at around 6pm tonight, whether it’s a tooth-tinglingly cold can of Stella or an Elderflower Tonic Water Infused With a Soupcon of Lemon. The other will drown the deepest, sourest sorrows, knowing that 49 games – 49 games! – of mostly excellent work has been for nothing.

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