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The Bantams at Home Park

20 November 2019

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STATSO is back for this weekend’s visit of Bradford City in Sky Bet League Two, casting his eye on the Bantams’ record at the Theatre of Greens.

Overall summary: P 26 W 13 D 7 L 6 F 51 A 36

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First time: Robert Jack’s Argyle lost 0-2 at home to the Bantams in the Second Division on Saturday, February 14, 1931. This is the only time that the two clubs have recorded this result at Home Park in the EFL.

Last time: Derek Adams’ men drew 3-3 at home to City in a League One fixture on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Argyle had to come from behind on three occasions but eventually secured a point thanks to a brace from Freddy Ladapo and a strike from Joel Grant.

Biggest win: Malcolm Allison’s Pilgrims beat relegated Bradford 6-0 in the Third Division on Monday, May 1, 1978. Argyle celebrated the end of the campaign in style, two days after beating Port Vale 3-2 to secure their third-tier status for another season. Chris Harrison, Brian Taylor (2), Steve Perrin, George Foster and Keith Fear scored our goals in what was a rearranged fixture – the original match had been abandoned due to bad weather, with City leading 1-0 at the time.

Heaviest defeat: Peter Shilton’s men lost 1-5 to the Yorkshiremen on Saturday, August 22, 1994. The Greens were still suffering from the play-off semi-final loss the previous season and this was their second 5-1 defeat in successive EFL home games at the start of the 1994-5 campaign. Paul Dalton scored our consolation goal.

Most goals in a single game: The highest aggregate score in this fixture is eight, in a 4-4 draw for Robert Jack’s Argyle on Wednesday, September 9, 1936. Jack Vidler (2), Sammy Black and Fred Mitcheson were our scorers.

Further interesting facts: Somewhat incredibly, goalkeeper Martin Hodge played for us in both our record win against City in 1978 and our record defeat against today’s opponents over 16 years afterwards. In between those two landmarks, Hodge had played for most of his career in the top-flight with Everton and Sheffield Wednesday.

We have scored three goals against Bradford in as many as ten of the 26 EFL matches we have played against them at Home Park (38.5%). The most common score line in this fixture is 3-1, which we have recorded four times. Bradford are also our joint most common opponents for 3-3 draws. The two clubs have shared this result three times, twice at the home of football.

The 4-4 draw in 1936 is one of only four occasions that we have recorded this score line at Home Park in the EFL. Strangely, each one of these results has occurred on a Wednesday and the last three of them have occurred on the ninth day of the ninth month, the eleventh day of the eleventh month and the first day of the first month.


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