Phil Parkinson

30 Jan 2015


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The League Managers Association five-man Performance of the Week panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, were in agreement that this week the newly sponsored and longstanding LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Bradford City following their excellent 4 - 2 victory against Chelsea in the FA Cup 4th round on Saturday 24th January 2015.

The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson will receive a specially commissioned trophy made by world renowned silversmiths and LMA Partner, Thomas Lyte of London, in a presentation to commemorate the award.

This is The Bantams' first award of the season and Phil Parkinson was in great spirits after the match.

“It has put Bradford on the map again,” he said. “It’s only slightly sinking in. When we were on the pitch celebrating at the end it did feel a bit surreal, that we’ve come to the Premier League leaders and scored four goals.

“It’s a great feeling and will be remembered in Bradford for a long time but in the rest of the country as well.”