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The City Gent whilst being the voice of Bantam Progressivism is hopeful about the team's prospects in League One and whilst we're not expecting the drama of the kind that we saw during 2012/13, that really was a once in a lifetime season but with the new German owners and the return of Stuart McCall as manager, the 2016/17 season promises to be an interesting one.

As always the contents of each and every issue of The City Gent will reflect on what is happening both on and off the pitch at Valley Parade as The City Gent continues to be the oldest surviving football fanzine in the country.


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Issue 213

CG213 is our Christmas issue which goes on sale on December 9th. This issue is packed with articles by Bradford City fans for Bradford City fans. Plus where else will you see Carl Jung, David Conn, Richard Osman, Alan Shearer and rising Bradford City star Tyrell Robinson receive a mention? We do have some of the regular columnists that you come to expect when buying a copy of CG, but there is also a good mix of articles from other writers as well. And all for just 2 plus p&p.

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Issue 212

Apart from really good articles sent in by the usual contributors, CG212 contains two interviews with Bradford City players as Derm Tanner chatted to both Jake Reeves and Dominic Poleon.

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Issue 211

The first issue of the season contains a look back at how last season ended in defeat at Wembley in the play-off final. Plus there are plenty of articles about the new players and how Bradford City fans are looking forward to the 2017/18 season. It is the usual mix of opinion and comment that City Gent readers come to expect from the oldest fanzine in the UK. City Gent is now into its 34th season of continual publication as a printed fanzine!

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Issue 210.5

Not content with producing a 60 page issue for the semi-final, City Gent editor Mike Harrison gets struck by Wembley fever and has also produced a 36 page Wembley special edition. This issue contains articles which cover City's victory in the playoff semi-final as well as looking forward to the final.

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Issue 210

CG210 is an end of season / play off special issue. Thanks to numerous regular contributors we managed to produce CG210 over the bank holiday weekend and this issue will be on sale at the home leg of the play off semi-final. Or it can be ordered here.....

 

 

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Issue 209

CG209 is due out on April 1st, but you'll be no fool if you buy this issue which looks back at the last six since CG208 and also looks forward to the last month of the 2016/17 season. Included in CG209 are many of the regular columns plus articles about the promotion contenders final games left to play. Also editor Mike Harrison writes about City Gent's support for the club's Team Twenty campaign.

 

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Issue 208

Naturally City Gent issue 208 focuses on the transfers that took place in January, plus with the return of former manager Phil Parkinson we have articles from James Pieslak and Katie Whyatt which look at how City should might react when seeing our ex boss in the away dug out. CG208 also contains many of the usual features such as Counsel and Criticism, Grumpy Old Fan and Gimmer Gibber plus a couple of book reviews and a German magazine article which has been translated by Simon Ashberry. All this and more for just 2 plus postage!

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Issue 207
 
Editor Mike Harrison is back at the helm after his prolonged illness and its full steam ahead for the good ship City Gent. Issue 207 contains tributes to Bobby Campbell and a look back at when VP was re-opened 30 years ago. There are also quite a few of the regular columns; Counsel & Criticism, Grumpy Old Fan, Gimmer Gibber etc plus lots of articles written by City fans, for City fans.
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Issue 206

Due to Mike Harrison being ill, CG206 has been guest edited by regular contributor Simon Ashberry. Contents of CG206 include many of the regular columns such as Counsel and Criticism and Grumpy Old Fan. Simon has written From the Bantam's Beak and Katie Wyatt has allowed CG to reprint her interview with Filipe Morais which originally appeared on the web site Width of a Post.
 
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Issue 205

CG205 contains an interview with Alan Dowson as well as editor Mike Harrison. There is an article about the state of fanzines in 2016 and one about a pilgrimage to visit 92 football grounds when one of the latest stops was Valley Parade for the Doncaster home game. Plus we have a tribute to Johan Cruyff, something about an end of season bus tour and many of the usual features and columns that you've come to expect from the City Gent
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Issue 204

CG204 contains an article by "bantamblogger" Katie Whyatt about the perils of being a football club manager.

The recent issue of some fans lack of positively have been tackled in two separate articles by "debutant" James Pieslak and also Daniel Crann. We feature #upgradetheparade, explain there is "plenty to play for" and Manny Dominguez has four articles in CG204 and Mark Neale extols the virtues of "walking football". 

Plus there are plenty of the usual features by John "Grumpy Old Fan" Armitage and John Watmough's Counsel & Criticism column.
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Issue 203

As befits the multi-award winning City Gent we have put together an excellent issue 203.

So, many thanks to the 18 (yes 18!) individuals who have contributed something for this issue:

Articles in CG203 include:

City Gent Interview with Jon McLaughlin by Derm Tanner
Family Matters by Katie Whyatt
What's in a name by Simon Ashberry
There's more than one story about May 11th by Mark Neale
Re-Inventing Bradford City by Jason McKeown
9000 miles for just one game by John Tack
What price managerial stability by David Markham
Counsel and Criticsm by John Watmough
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Issue 202
CG202 contains three interviews with current players Devante Cole and Kyel Reid chatting to Derm Tanner plus manager Phil Parkinson also speaks to Derm for the benefit of City Gent readers.

We also have a tribute to former editor Richard Halfpenny who died recently as well as an obituary for Brian Close who played a few games for Bradford City back in 1952.

There are also a lot of the usual columns such as Counsel and Criticsm, Gimmer Gibber, Grumpy Old Fan plus Chris Armstrong looks back at his favourite year following the Bantams plus many more other interesting articles about Bradford City written by Bradford City fans.

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Issue 201
We're back for another season of highs and lows following Bradford City. CG201 contains a look at the period from when the last season ended right up to the home defeat to Gillingham last week This issue contains 76 pages if you count the front and back cover, both inside and out. It is as large as we dare go these days. Any larger and it causes problems at the printers. When it came to putting this issue together it could have easily been another 16 pages longer. So, another bumper edition with plenty to read until the next issue comes out in mid-October
 
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