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Bradford City v Gainsborough Trinity (1903)
Bradford City's first ever home league game after switching from rugby to football in 1903.
Bradford's Valley Parade ground has a troubled past, but it looks remarkably atmospheric here with a crowd of 11,000 enjoying the team's first league home fixture, though Gainsborough spoiled the party by winning 1-3. One of Mitchell & Kenyon's best football films, this gives us 21st century spectators a better view than those precariously balanced on top of the massive Empire Theatre billboard.