Ian Cooper and David Markham
Name: Ian Cooper and David Markham
Description: Photograph of Ian Cooper (foreground) and David Markham (background)
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Ian Cooper played for Bradford City 1965-1977 with a staggering 443 appearances for the club.

Ian started off with City as a youth player in 1962, meaning he played around fifteen years for his home team, before moving on to Guiseley in 1977.

Ian recalls how the grounds they used to train on were in such a terrible condition that if it rained, there would be nowhere for the players to go. He also remembers how he was part of the team that beat Norwich City (three leagues above City at the time) in a FA Cup tie and how each player was given £10 by the Huddersfield Town chairman because he had bet on City to win! Ian says that £10 was a good amount of money to the players, given that they were getting paid about £30-£40 a week (this amounts to around £360 per week in today's money).


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