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EMIRATES FA CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW NEXT MONDAY

21 October 2015

Phil Parkinson's Bantams will found out their first round opponents in this season's Emirates FA Cup next Monday (26 October 2015).

The draw will be live on BBC Two from 7:00pm on the Monday evening.

First round ties are scheduled to take place on the weekend of 7/8 November 2015.

The final FA Cup qualifying round takes place this weekend (24/25 October 2015), with FC Halifax Town, Harrogate Town, and Guiseley all in action.

City defeated FC Halifax 2-1 in the first round last season before eventually bowing out at the quarter-final stage, losing a replay at Championship side Reading.

With City's FA Cup exploits attracting attention across the country during the 2014/2015 campaign, this season's first round draw will actually take place at nearby Thackley Juniors FC's Dennyfields ground.

Mark Cole, BBC lead executive football, explained: "Bradford City were the stand-out giant-killers in the competition last season, so we thought it fitting to base the first-round draw at a local community club." 




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