Now I’m not a big football fan; but even I’ve been swept up in the enthusiasm that’s been generated around Bradford by City’s forthcoming cup match, their first since 1911, against Swansea this coming Sunday – 24th Feb, at Wembley.
There’s a real and tangible sense of pride floating over the city, a buzz which has been growing ever since The Bantams saw off Wigan Athletic, Arsenal and then Aston Villa during the run up to the final. I was pleased to become part of it all when I was asked to shoot the signing of a giant Bantams’ shirt by the Lord Mayor at Bradford Town Hall.
The ‘Good Luck’ shirt, produced by The Co-operative, is 20 metres square and is being circulated around local schools and businesses as a way of showing how much people are supporting the club.
On this page you can see some of the photographs I took including one of your’s truly (centre) and Emmerdale’s Nicky Betteridge (left) showing his support for City.
Now the question is – where do my loyalties lie for Sunday’s match? Is it for Swansea where I went to university or is it Bradford?
It’s got to be Bradford surely!
Good luck The Bantams.