Greg Abbott
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Greg Abbott was part of the Bradford City team 1982-1991 during the club's brightest and darkest times

Currently manager at Carlisle United (from 2008), Greg lists one of his favourite games during his nine year period as a Bradford City player as the 3-0 win against Millwall early on in the 1984/1985 season. Greg scored two out of the three goals and the club remained at the top of Division Three right up until the end of the season.

 Bradford City of course won promotion to Division Two but this victory was greatly overshadowed by the events of 11th May 1985 when a fire claimed the lives of 56 supporters. Greg was on the pitch that day and admits he still goes 'goose-pimply now thinking about it'. He says that it was difficult for the club to move on but that it was the right decision to rebuild Valley Parade and, with a lot of support, go on to play 'some very good football here' - 'as a tribute to the people that died'.

 Miraculously, Bradford City grew into a strong and solid football club that Greg says has the 'best stadium and fan base' of League Two.


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