Fall guy McCall was Ban­tams beer hero

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - TOM PHILLIPS

IF EVER you want to ear n the re­spect of your fel­low play­ers, show them how well you can han­dle a drink... as Brad­ford City cap­tain Stu­art McCall did when cel­e­brat­ing pro­mo­tion to the Premier League in 1999.

Ev­ery Ban­tams fan has seen trhe footage of the cur­rent Mother­well boss top­pling off the roof of a car when it starts mov­ing out­side Val­ley Pa­rade.

Now for­mer City team­mate Dean Win­dass has re­vealed why the mid­fielder, who went on to man­age the club, wasn’t ham­mered by his pals as much as he was by the booze.

“He didn’t get any stick be­cause he never dropped his can,” said Win­dass in an in­ter­view with the Oc­to­ber is­sue of Four Four Two mag­a­zine. “He kept hold of his beer, so we were all quite proud of him. We had about five bot­tles of cham­pagne be­fore we even left the chang­ing room. God knows how much we had on the bus.”

PRI­OR­I­TIES: Stu­art McCall holds on to

his can as he top­ples

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