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We're picking up with Bradford Park Avenue, a storied club who have played in all four top tiers in England, with a highest finish of 9th in 1914-15. After a long decline, being removed from the football league in 1970, selling Park Avenue in 1973(since demolished and now used exclusively for cricket) the club moved into liquidation in 1974. They then spent time as a Sunday league side. A new club was started in 1988 to play Saturday football, which merged with the Sundaly league side in 1992, moving to current ground Horsfall Stadium in 1995 and slowly creeping up the leagues to the Conference North. They had quite the ambitions at one point, with plans for a 20k stadium in Phoenix Park, Thornbury bordering Leeds in 2008 and expected to be back in the Football League for 2012. Which was the season they won promotion to the Conference North, in the end. Which is where we come in, trying to develop the club and push them up the leagues, albeit with some limits. The only signings that can be made are u-23 players, released from bigger clubs/academies, the idea being to help lads on that have been discarded by bigger clubs in the brutally harsh world of youth football. So, players released by clubs in the leagues above us, with foreign 1st and 2nd level clubs, etc, counting the same as PL, Championship, etc. If and when we reach the PL, only players released from clubs in Europe will be approachable. Also, I want to thank @Jupjamie, as the idea was all his. This is the man chosen to lead them forward, and already the team captain and key player dislike the lad. This is every player at the club. Already we're in trouble at LB, marked as one of the better players at the club, but he's 36 and slow as molasses, and with a slow LM ahead of him. There's no u-23 squad, surprisingly, and the u-18's is completely empty. Here we go...