By Terry Frost

ISBN 978-1-905891-63-4

Price: £20

A4-sized paperback, illustrated

525 players made a Football League appearance for Bradford (Park Avenue).  The book contains their detailed career records and accounts of their deeds (and occasional misdeeds!). Here for example is part of the entry for Kenny Hibbett:

Inside-forward/Winger            5’-11”/12-10

Born: Bradford, West Yorkshire, 3 January 1951

Career: Bradford area junior football. BRADFORD (PARK AVENUE) Juniors June 1966, Amateur November 1967, Professional November 1968. Wolverhampton Wanderers November 1968, fee £6,000 (£4,000 down-payment + £2,000 after 20 appearances). Seattle Sounders [USA] Loan May 1982. Coventry City August 1984, Free. Bristol Rovers Player-Coach August 1986, Player/Caretaker-Manager June 1987 – July 1987, Player/Assistant Manager July 1987 – retired February 1988, Assistant Manager February 1988 – May 1990. Walsall Manager May 1990 – dismissed September 1994. Cardiff City Manager July 1995 – January 1996, Director of Football January 1996 – December 1996, Caretaker-Manager October 1996 – November 1996, Team Manager/Director of Football December 1996 – resigned September 1999, Caretaker-Manager January 1998 – February 1998. Hednesford Town Manager September 2001 – dismissed May 2002. FA Premier League Assessor July 2004 (held jointly with Keith Burkinshaw, Joe Jordan, Graham Mackrell and Peter Shreeves).

Debut v Chesterfield (a), 23.3.68, lost 0-2

The final senior appearance of local-boy-made-good, Kenny Hibbitt, came in the colours of Bristol Rovers, as a substitute, for Ian Hazel, against Chesterfield – the team against whom he made his senior bow in League football 21 years earlier – in a 2-1 Division Three victory, on 11 March 1989, establishing him as the last former Bradford (Park Avenue) player to have appeared for a current Football League club and setting him above any other Bradfordian in terms of senior appearances, with 574 and, with 114 goals to his credit, was every bit the effective, energetic and competitive goalscoring midfielder that supporters from the North to the South of England …

Terry Frost is the author of Breedon Books on Bradford City and Huddersfield Town. He has been gathering together the material for this book for the last 20 years and is pleased to see it in print at last.

The book is a large-sized sized paperback book of 228 pages with b/w illustrations and a full colour cover.  The price is £20.  Copies are available from sports booksellers and by post from Tony Brown.  If ordering by post, please send a cheque or postal order for £23 (which includes £3 for UK postage and packing, please add another £5 for the rest of Europe), payable to Tony Brown, to 4 Adrian Close, Toton, Nottingham NG9 6FL.  

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