Reinventing Bradford City - by Jason McKeown

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The book is 100% non-profit. All proceeds will be donated to the Burns Unit. 

About the book

Few football clubs have experienced a more dramatic modern history than Bradford City. After emerging from the trauma of the 1985 Valley Parade fire the Bantams have taken their loyal supporters on a rollercoaster ride up and down the divisions; tasting the bright lights of the Premier League and then treading down the dark path towards financial ruin. Now they’re fighting back again. Climbing back up from the canvas and dishing out a bloody nose or two to the game’s elite.

Writer Jason McKeown has chosen 12 of the biggest Bradford City matches from the past 30 years to tell the story of the glorious and turbulent modern history of the club. Interviewing many of the key figures along the way including Stuart McCall and Phil Parkinson this is the definitive account of how Bradford City has continued to reinvent itself to its public.


  • The barely told story of City’s short-lived spell playing at Odsal following the fire
  • The Nearly Season: the sparkling football the agony and THAT fall out
  • The rebirth of Bradford City under Geoffrey Richmond via a barmy night out in Blackpool
  • The rise to the top and Premier League football following a stellar promotion season
  • The damning consequences of six weeks of madness and how it left City fighting for their own survival
  • The re-emergence of Bradford City under Phil Parkinson and the inside story of the epic cup runs of 2013 and 2015

In addition to Stuart McCall and Phil Parkinson  REINVENTING BRADFORD CITY also includes interviews with the likes of James Hanson Andrew Davies Terry Dolan Mark Ellis Jamie Lawrence Michael Flynn Lee Duxbury Julian Rhodes David Baldwin James Mason Simon Parker and Bantams Banter's Tom & Dom.

All four volumes in the Bantamspast series can be purchased from the Bantams Banter shop. Between them the four volumes record the history of Bradford City from its genesis to the modern day. A possible fifth volume in the series is in the planning stages and may be confirmed in 2017.