Lack of Ambition at Valley Parade

We’re Bradford City fans. Next season is going to be depressing.

You might have missed the news in amongst the fanfare of Cristiano’s obscene transfer to Real Madrid that Bradford City’s Matt Clarke had signed a contract extension. Laughably the Bradford City website says that the ‘giant’ defender will now form part of the squad aiming for promotion to League 1 next season.

There’s no aiming for League 1 next season.

And that’s underscored by the other bit of transfer news. Nicky Law has gone to Rotherham. We had Nicky on loan from Sheffield United last season and then again this. And he’s a fantastic prospect. There are Blades’ fans who thought he was worth a shot in the Premiership and certainly good enough for the Championship. As it was it took Stuart McCall to nurse him back to his best.

At the end of last season after we failed to mount a serious promotion challenge it looked certain he would be coming back. Unfortunately something has caused him to choose the Don Valley running track over Valley Parade.

Ambition? Who wants to end up disappointed anyway. Not to write us off too early but I’m sure that the 2010/11 season will be our year…

Vital Bradford article on the subject here

About Benjamin Welby

Hi, I'm Benjamin Welby. I'm a displaced northerner currently living in Croydon, I church with a group of Christians who meet in a Soho nightclub on Wednesdays and I support Bradford City. I've an academic background in History, Politics and International Development. I work for the Government Digital Service but I left my heart in local government. This blog is infrequently updated and may feature any, all or none of these things...