Match Thread: Bradford City v Lincoln City | Vital Football

Match Thread: Bradford City v Lincoln City

Jules

Alert Team
Staff member
#1
Bradford City v Lincoln City: Who Will Go Through? - Vote HERE:
https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...v-lincoln-city-who-will-go-through-vote-here/

"They will be up for it and we will need to start strongly and maintain our current momentum.":

3 things The Imps need to do to win.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...t-strongly-and-maintain-our-current-momentum/

This Match Is Not About Me - Bradford City v Lincoln City:

Information about tonight's match officials.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/this-match-is-not-about-me-bradford-city-v-lincoln-city/

MA: "I know it is going to be a difficult game.":

A summary of what Michael Appleton said yesterday.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/ma-i-know-it-is-going-to-be-a-difficult-game/

"Stuart McCall is the ultimate Bradford City legend." (Who Are Ya?):

Q&A with a Bradford City supporter.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/stuart-mccall-is-the-ultimate-bradford-city-legend/
 

buckielugger

Vital 1st Team Regular
#5
I've seen figures about the proportion of each pass to the club(s) is relatively high, but good to see it in black and white at £8.34.
Yes that explained it very well. First time I've seen any info on how it's done.
So for home league games, we'll each be giving £8.33 to the club.
For away league games, it would need over 500 of us to tune in before our club gets anything.
For cup games, we'd be giving the club about £4.17 each, home or away.

So whoever gets to play Liverpool, if game is NOT then on Sky, then 30,000 or more ifollows will actually generate more cash for each club than the Sky tv money (not that Liverpool need any).
Of course there could be both Sky viewers and ifollow subscribers (for those that don't pander to Sky like myself).
 

Chesterimp

Vital 1st Team Regular
#6
Yes that explained it very well. First time I've seen any info on how it's done.
So for home league games, we'll each be giving £8.33 to the club.
For away league games, it would need over 500 of us to tune in before our club gets anything.
For cup games, we'd be giving the club about £4.17 each, home or away.

So whoever gets to play Liverpool, if game is NOT then on Sky, then 30,000 or more ifollows will actually generate more cash for each club than the Sky tv money (not that L'pool need any).
Of course there could be both Sky viewers and ifollow subscribers (for those that don't pander to Sky like myself).
The 500 away limit is specific to Bradford, may be how the L2 clubs have agreed to divvy up the pot to keep it simple.
Article here referred to away allocations for matches at SB, based on projected 'normal' attendance, ie 1800 Sunderland as the example quoted, presumably Accrington would be 150-200.

https://www.weareimps.com/news/2020/september/200903-ifollowdetails/

Presumably for our away L1 games similar calculations apply and not just a blanket figure? In theory that would penalise the club for its larger away following but is fair across the division.

How it would work for whoever wins tonight and the Liverpool match is not on Sky, would the EFL club keep all iFollow revenue as the prem club is not party to the platform? That will apply to a few matches in this round.
 

nlondonimp

Vital Football Hero
#7
The 500 away limit is specific to Bradford, may be how the L2 clubs have agreed to divvy up the pot to keep it simple.
Article here referred to away allocations for matches at SB, based on projected 'normal' attendance, ie 1800 Sunderland as the example quoted, presumably Accrington would be 150-200.

https://www.weareimps.com/news/2020/september/200903-ifollowdetails/

Presumably for our away L1 games similar calculations apply and not just a blanket figure? In theory that would penalise the club for its larger away following but is fair across the division.

How it would work for whoever wins tonight and the Liverpool match is not on Sky, would the EFL club keep all iFollow revenue as the prem club is not party to the platform? That will apply to a few matches in this round.
Re your last point...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54144049

prem clubs’ fans subscribe via central efl website
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#10
Stats

* Top scorers 2020-21:
1: Harry Anderson, Tom Hopper, Adam Jackson, Lewis Montsma, Anthony Scully.

* Carabao Cup 2020-21 Yellow Cards:
1: Lewis Montsma
Yellow cards are competition-specific, so Lewis would miss the Liverpool game if he were to be booked this evening and City win.

* League Cup:
City have not reached the third round since 1996-97 when they famously slaughtered a hilarious Manchester City team/manager/chairman/club in the second round.

* Landmarks:
Harry Anderson needs 2 goals to become the 68th player to score 30 goals for the club.
 

EastvilleIMP

Vital Reserves Team
#12
Match pass purchased! Was hoping to have my 7 week old girls first kit bought and ready for tonight.. but the shop in the waterside was shut, so having to wait for online delivery!
 

buckielugger

Vital 1st Team Regular
#13
The 500 away limit is specific to Bradford, may be how the L2 clubs have agreed to divvy up the pot to keep it simple.
Article here referred to away allocations for matches at SB, based on projected 'normal' attendance, ie 1800 Sunderland as the example quoted, presumably Accrington would be 150-200.

https://www.weareimps.com/news/2020/september/200903-ifollowdetails/

Presumably for our away L1 games similar calculations apply and not just a blanket figure? In theory that would penalise the club for its larger away following but is fair across the division.

How it would work for whoever wins tonight and the Liverpool match is not on Sky, would the EFL club keep all iFollow revenue as the prem club is not party to the platform? That will apply to a few matches in this round.
Of course chances are most or all Liverpool fans have Sky anyway as every sodding match of theirs is on it (another reason to never have Sky)
 

DEEPING IMP

Vital 1st Team Regular
#14
New referee tonight changed to Geoff Eltringham, referee at Huddersfield on Saturday dished out 4 yellow cards. Last time for us two years ago when we lost to Blackburn 4-1 in EFL cup.
 
#16
No extra pressure for tonight but I was interested in the last time we were in the third round and it turns out it has been 23 years - when we beat Manchester City

Probably wont have a better chance for a while, fingers crossed for tonight.
 

GlenthamImp

Vital Youth Team
#20
Omg when we did that great double over Man City !
And 24 years ago I think?

Embarrassed Liam & Noel too as I recall.
Remember arriving into ground late and seeing Nigel Clough score the first goal within the first 5 minutes I thought it was going to be a long night. However what followed was anything but, with the Man city fans applauding our goals at the end. Good memories.