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City reinstated

12 December 2012

Club Statement


Bradford City FC can confirm that today (Wednesday 12 December 2012) Director of Operations David Baldwin attended an appeal hearing with Ben Jones, Partner at Petherbridge Bassra solicitors and Mr Simon Csoka QC of Carmelite Chambers. 


 We can confirm that on appeal the club has now been reinstated back into the F.A Cup competition and has been fined for its actions.

The appeal was heard before The FA Appeal Committee at Wembley Stadium in relation to the matter of the club's expulsion from this season's FA Cup with Budweiser competition.


The club would like to go on record and express gratitude to our legal partners who represented us before the tribunal. The club also wishes to extend its gratitude to The FA Appeals Committee for dealing with this matter expeditiously, justly and mercifully.

Therefore the original replay of the club's F.A Cup Second Round tie with Brentford, scheduled for Tuesday 18 December 2012, will now take place as planned at the Bees' Griffin Park stadium.

We deeply regret our breach of the rules and are currently reviewing our procedures to ensure no repeat of this situation.


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