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James Hanson's and Bradford City's biggest moment
Why do people watch sports? Because of moments like this when a lowly fourth division side beats some very, very storied franchises ensconced in the highest professional rung and make the impossible, possible. There is a redemptive quality to sports that is off the scale when compared to anything else. There are many David vs Goliath stories which give us hope and belief that the world is less unequal or that the meek shall truly inherit the earth. But each one is special and to be savoured to the fullest.
And so today, Bradford City entered the Capital One Cup final beating Aston Villa on aggregate after losing the second leg, 1-2 but scoring the ever important away goal that secured them that piece of red lettered history. James Hanson is a legend. The last time a fourth division club accomplished such a feat was 51 years ago when Rochdale reached the finals in 1962.
Bradford beat Wigan, Arsenal, and now Villa in an outpouring of unstoppable football. Each time they had an answer and it is hard to see Leo Messi would have done better to stem the tide. Suddenly as an Arsenal fan, it is not so hard to take and there can be few sides that deserves this more. Bradford City spent £7500 for Hanson's transfer from non-league side Guiseley. It costs £12859 per day to keep Theo Walcott at Arsenal.
Onto the finals, then. Where the Bantams meet either Chelsea or Swansea (hope it is the latter) at Wembley and a chance to go to Europe. Sometimes even the wildest dreams don't go far enough.