ITV Digital, Administration, and Questions for News Corp

March 26, 2012

Remember this, from 2002?

Bradford are one of the 72 football clubs affected by the collapse of ITV Digital, which owes the three lower divisions £178.5m.

Bradford City’s share of those television rights would have been approximately £5m.

Well, tonight’s Panorama has made some rather interesting allegations regarding a software company linked to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, counterfeiting by pirates, and the demise of ITV Digital (formerly ONdigital). The Guardian has a summary here.


Bradford 1-0 Wycombe

February 13, 2011

I’ll split this post into different sections focussing on various elements of the game that I found interesting… Read the rest of this entry »

Mugged in Manningham

August 15, 2010

It had been an interesting pre-season for Bradford City, what with new striker Jake Speight’s conviction for assault and old winger Gavin Grant’s conviction for murder. (I’ll come back to these convictions later.) Read the rest of this entry »


April 5, 2010

I was proud of several individuals today – firstly, I was proud of players such as O’Leary and Evans for the effort they put in during a meaningless end-of-season encounter played on a bobbly pitch in windy conditions. More importantly, I was proud of our fans. Read the rest of this entry »


March 15, 2010

While I am not particularly sad to see the Boulding brothers leave Bradford City, I was concerned to see this story: Taylor interested in Hull job. Read the rest of this entry »

A Letter To The Board

February 9, 2010

Having written about Stuart McCall’s departure, and subsequently read the T&A and Boy From Brazil accounts of the legend’s leaving, I decided to contact the club. Here is the text: Read the rest of this entry »

McCall Out – What Now?

February 8, 2010

Having been the main talking point throughout this season, the managerial change has now come to pass. Manager, former player, club legend, and all-round good guy Stuart McCall – Bradford City’s own Roy of the Rovers – has left the club for the third time. Read the rest of this entry »