Sgwarnog: In the Field

By sgwarnog


It's not often a Holly Blue opens its wings in my vicinity so today's blip chooses itself.

I spent an hour at Moorside in the morning sunshine. There were several fresh looking Small Heath among the Speckled Wood, Small and Large White and the Holly Blue. The telegraph wires were proving popular with the birds.

At Jenny Lane a Brown Hawker was perched high in the trees and there were more Speckled Wood and Whites, and in the graveyard another five Holly Blue.

Then it was off into town for Bradford City's first home game of the season. A change in the coaching staff and much of the first team squad over the summer means it will take a while to recognise the team. Nine of the starting eleven were making their home debuts and a further two came off the bench. There were a few promising individual displays but it will take a while for this group to gel as a team. And today's opponents, Barnsley, will be one of the stronest teams in the league, having retained largely the same squad that played in the Championship last season. 0-2 didn't flatter Barnsley, although had a penalty decision gone City's way just before the Tykes' second then things might have turned out differently. My mini match report and photos are on Twitter.

Perhaps a bit of early FA Cup action tomorrow.

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