The Birkenhead Bantams
were formed in November 1914 after the town's then MP, Alfred Bigland, incensed at the rejection of healthy men who wanted to serve their country, petitioned the War Office for permission to establish an undersized fighting unit.
The prize of two guineas attracted ideas such as "The Velocipedes" and "The Oojahs," but retaining the Bantams
name was the overall winner.
He added: "So little has been written about bantams
, particularly in novel form, that I thought it would be something different.
It would be just even more icing on an already overly rich cake if they managed to pull off a shock win in the final, but whatever happens I am sure the Bradford fans will enjoy themselves - I don't expect to see the Bantams
followers I know sober for the best part of next month
ASTON VILLA'S Premier League stars fell victim to the Bantam
menace in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final against Bradford and Paul Lambert knows his under-fire side have to strike back at home tonight.
So, from Billy Butlin to the Bantams
, miniature marvels who had to fight to get into the Big Fight.
were tested when Craig Davies powered a shot towards goal from inside the area which Jon McLaughlin was grateful to smother.
Rory McCardle headed over from a Adam Rundle corner for Dale, while Lee Bullock volleyed just wide for the Bantams
and Thorne flashed a header inches past the post.
But Paladini claimed a deal could be struck between club and player - and that Carbone does not want to see the Bantams
go out of business.
Romanian international Dan Petrescu's 34th-minute own goal and a superb curling free-kick from Jamie Clapham two minutes from time condemned the Bantams
to another sorry defeat.
this past season, was selected in the first round, 12th overall, in the bantam
draft by the Oshawa Generals.
She can't choose a favorite, but these days she favors the Modern Game Bantams
, a scraggly black and orange breed so tame that even the males will eat delicately from her hand.
A reader asks, "Does it pay to raise bantams
Trinity College senior forward Cameron Finch (Acton, MA) collected 12 goals and 14 assists in leading the Bantams
to the semifinals of the NESCAC tournament.
The War Office had already issued instructions to recruiting centres across Britain to enlist men for the Bantams
at Birkenhead, and send them on.