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4 February 2020

Club News


4 February 2020

City's heroes were present as an enjoyable night was had by all - at the 'Magic of the Cup' - on Sunday. 

Getting underway from 6.00pm in the McCall and Hendrie Suites, the evening saw supporters look back on and reminisce over the club's magical Emirates FA Cup run during the 2014/15 season. 

The event celebrated the five-year anniversary of one of the club's most famous moments - THAT 4-2 victory at would-be Premier League champions Chelsea in the fourth round of the aforementioned competition. 

Manager on that incredible day, Phil Parkinson, halied the night as a great way to look back on the achievement. 

He said: "It was a fantastic night and a really fitting way to remember the terrific things we managed at this club. 

"In football, which is a tough indistry, it is important to come back and celebrate the good times and the things achieved with the people who made it happen.

"I have always had a close relationship and affinity with the Bradford City supporters and would like to think I always will. 

"This club holds a very special place in my heart and I always enjoy coming back here. This event proved no different."

The evening saw guests take it in turns to appear on stage and answer questions from co-hosts Darren Harper and David 'Nova' Nowakowski, with highlights from each of the Bantams' victories during that run being shown on big screens. 

Guests present on the evening included players Stephen Darby, James Hanson, Billy Clarke, Mark Yeates, Andrew Davies, Jon Stead, Filipe Morais and Rory McArdle who all appeared at Stamford Bridge. 

In addition to them were manager Phil Parkinson, assistant Steve Parkin, goalkeeper coach Lee Butler, fitness coach Nick Allamby and kit manager John Duckworth.

A delicious one-course meal was served, before the night concluded with a raffle in which prizes such as a signed Darby shirt, signed Chelsea shirt and a signed pair of Clarke's boots were won. 

Allamby then auctioned a Chelsea warm-up ball from that game signed by the then City squad - which was bought for £1,000 - with all proceeds being donated to the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation. 

Darby himself added: "I would like to first and foremost thank Bradford, the football club and all the supporters who turned out for a great evening. 

"It was fantastic to catch up with some of my former team-mates and celebrate what was a fantastic achievement. 

"To top it off, all the support we have recieved for the foundation has been immense and myself and Chris Rimmer cannot thank everyone enough.

"We are so grateful to have raised so much money and awareness for everyone suffering with motor neurone's disease around the world."

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