The first home league game of the season for the Bantams, 7yo's first visit to Valley Parade and our first time sitting in the upper tier of the main stand - a hat-trick of firsts.
While sitting up high gives a better perspective for watching play develop I'd usually prefer to be closer to the action where you can see the expressions on the players faces and hear what's going on on the pitch. However this summer Bradford City have had a hugely successful season ticket promotion which means that those of us that visit on a more ad-hoc basis have not so much choice as to where to sit. Good for the club and good for the atmosphere though.
Today's visitors were Shrewsbury Town, freshly promoted from League Two and victors at Blackburn Rovers in the League Cup mid-week. In their pale blue and white striped kit they may have had a resemblance to Argentina, but that resemblance did not extend to the quality of football, from either side.
City took the lead just before half-time, a nice break after Town gave the ball away on the half-way line. Shrewsbury equalised within a minute after half-time as half the stadium were still taking their seats - a very soft goal to concede. City did come close on a couple of occasions, but with a referee determined to award every decision to the Shrews 1-1 it remained. City's first point of the 15-16 campaign, but not the start they would have wanted, particularly when they'll be having expectant crowds of 18,000 plus at each home game. Still, 44 games to go...
Today's image is one that takes advantage of our elevated position and shows how the stadium sits in the city.
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