Brad­ford fume as TV chiefs turn back on FA Cup fairy­tale stars

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BRAD­FORD’S joint chair­man Mark Lawn said TV bosses should “hang their heads in shame” after choos­ing not to broad­cast the club’s next FA Cup tie live on tele­vi­sion.

The club won many ad­mir­ers when fight­ing back from two goals down to beat Chelsea at Stam­ford Bridge last week­end in one of the big­gest up­sets of all time.

But nei­ther the BBC or BT Sport will be show­ing live cov­er­age of their fifth-round tie against ei­ther Sun­der­land or Ful­ham at Val­ley Pa­rade.

“Who­ever made the de­ci­sions at the BBC and BT Sport should hang their heads in shame,” Lawn said. “They all pro­mote the FA Cup’s magic and ro­mance, but where’s the magic gone now? I don’t un­der­stand how we can’t be one of the five tele­vised games after our ef­forts last Satur­day. It’s a dis­grace.” BRAZIL­IAN de­fender Gabriel Paulista is con­fi­dent he can take his game to the next level at Arse­nal.

The 24-year-old’s per­ma­nent trans­fer from Vil­lar­real, said to be worth around £15mil­lion, was fi­nally con­firmed by Arse­nal yes­ter­day with Costa Rica striker Joel Camp­bell moved in the other di­rec­tion on loan for the rest of the sea­son.

“We have a lot to con­quer be­cause Arse­nal is a very big club, we must al­ways be at the top,” he said.

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