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Park Avenue

Discussion in 'General Football' started by banktopbantam, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. banktopbantam

    banktopbantam New Member

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    Looks like there are a few problems up the road at Horsfall, First 2 games both 5-0 defeats.
    Think Tommo might not last as long as Collins did last season!!
     
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    What i heard from my avenue supporting pal was the CEO? was recently sacked and he was involved with the bulls as well, funding problems for both teams and the owner doesn't seem keen on backing them this time.
    The avenue playing squad is either teenagers or players in their thirties, expect a long horrible season.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm, brings back some memories best left forgotten.
     
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    Terry Dolan quit as director of football a few months ago and Mark Bower left at the end of the season. Tough job for Gary Thompson.
     
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    Thompson's been sacked, 4 days into the season.
     
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    Whilst I wouldn't want them to go under, I can't say I'm sorry that they're struggling. A year or two back they seemed to be having a big resurgence, backed by serious money, and looked like they might end up back in the Football League. That would be a big blow to City. I don't believe Bradford can successfully support two FL teams. So if Avenue slip back down a division or two it's all to the good in my opinion.
     
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    it's a shame. I don't have any issues with Park Avenue, certainly don't wish them to struggle.
     
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    I'm quite happy for them to remain in National League North or lower. I think it would be a big problem for City if they achieved FL status though, as they seemed to be aiming for a couple of years back.
    Splitting the Bradford fanbase would not be good for us.
     
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    I have a friend who is very good mates with Thommo, went to school together in Kendal and played on the same teams throughout (until Thommo got a bit good).

    Apparently Thommo is seething about this dismissal. The club is owned by Americans who have no idea about football, and don't understand that 18 new players can't just get on the pitch and gel straight away. Thommo and his assistant have had their names dragged through the mud.

    Thommo offered a chance to train with us by Bowyer, and also offered a strikers coaching role at the club.

    Seems all is not good at BPA - it's their turn now :)
     
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    Indeed, Yorkshire CC used it. Last county cricket match in 1996. Also some internationals and womens World Cup games held there.
    Can't help thinking that that article has been romanced up a bit. What's the chances of finding some safety pins and marbles, AND finding the people with the back story behind them? :)

    Nice to get some profile though.
     
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    I thought the club was owned by a Holme Wood lad, who now lives in America?
     
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    Perhaps the board is made up of others.
     
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    In fairness to Park Avenue, it's one thing not gelling straight away, it's quite another suffering successive 5-0 losses. and Curzon are crap.

    that said, it is far too early to sack him.
     
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    Highest attendance at the Park Avenue ground was
    Bradford Park Avenue v Liverpool, 13 October 1945, 18,308

    Which suggests the claimed 37,000 capacity includes the cricket ground that shared a stand or is a bit romantic, Having said that it was a better ground than Valley Parade
     
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    Didn't he sell up?
     
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    No, Gareth Roberts still the owner, yes he was born in Holme Wood, but now based in Texas
     
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    Has he said in the past that they have to be self funding?
     
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    Avenue's highest attendance is actually 32,800 v Blackpool in 1944
     
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    Thanks for that correction, Was quoting the 11v11 football stats site, Obviously wrong!!
     

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