English Football will today see a new club lift the silverware as Bradford City and Swansea City go head to head against each other in the Capital One Cup final in the Wembley Stadium.
Here is a brief preview of the Bradford vs Swansea League Cup Final.
Phil Parkinson’s side’s strength lies on set piece, physical game relying mostly on counter attack. Their fans say it is the best thing happened in football for their team that hasn’t much success over the past few decades and has been in the news for all the tragic and wrong reasons. Twice in administration, Valley Parade fire tragedy and relegation from English Premier League, Championship and League 1. As the kickoff nears, there is all madness around Bradford City as the city covers itself in the festive mood.
Of course the club has suffered a mini crisis as far as the league form is concerned with the side 11th on the table. But at the the moment they only want to concentrate on the cup Final. And if the Bantams do lift the trophy that might well pave the path for the turn around that their rivals Swansea has accomplished over the past few years. A massive boost not only for the fans, players and staff but the fact that they will play Europa League next season is also mouthwatering.
And for their rivals,it is nothing more than a dream. It will be Swansea City’s first major final in their history. But Michael Laudrup’s side can not afford to take their opponents who are 73 places lower than them in overall English table lightly. Pressure will all be on Swans as they start favorite.
- Before Bradford city, only one team from League Two have reached the League Cup Final – Rochdale.
- Last team from outside the Premier League to win a Cup Competition was Sheffield Wednesday back in 1991.
- Bradford City players will wear No. 56 tracksuits before the match in the memory of 56 people who were killed in Valley Parade fire tragedy back in 1985.
- If they win the final, Bradford City will achieve an absolutely fantastic cup victory defeating four Premier League sides. bantams have already ousted Wigan Athletic, Arsenal and Aston Villa in the competition.
Rangel, Williams, Tiendalli, Davies
Routledge, De Guzman, Britton, Dyer
Darby, McHugh, McArdle, Good
Atkinson, Jones, Doyle, Hines
We might have to wait for 90 minutes or beyond 120 minutes but whoever comes out victorious it will be a dream come true and a fairytale ending to their incredible cup run.