Quick Interview: Gary Bradshaw

The Ferriby legend talks through his career’s biggest moments.

I regret not joining Newcastle: I don’t know what was going through my mind at that time. I got invited to play for Barham Boys in a friendly they were playing against Newcastle United Boys team in the north east.

I scored three goals and I guess they wanted to sign me up after that. I always said I never regretted it, but thinking about it more recently, I am beginning to. It would have been nice to see where the move might have taken me and how my career would have panned out
But it’s in the past and there is nothing I can do about it now. Back then, all I wanted to do was to play for my hometown club.

I could have done more at City: My time at City was good at the start. I was named man of the match on my debut against Halifax after helping set up a goal. Then I got my first goal in a 4-1 home win against Mansfield.

I have tried to find it on the internet, but I’ve not been able to, so if anyone has footage of it I’d love to see it. There was nothing better than scoring at Boothferry Park which was a stadium I loved. It’s a hundred times better than the KCOM. I know I could have done more during my time at City back then. I wasn’t living life right and I didn’t take things too seriously, which I know I should have.

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Ferriby got the best of me: My best spell was at Ferriby. It was because of my goals for them in my first spell that I got my chance back in the Football League. Ferriby was ideal for me because it was five minutes from my house. The highlight for me was when I was captain and we won promotion and I managed to score 39 goals. I never thought I’d see Ferriby in the National League, but they are there on merit. I’m very proud to have been a part of the Ferriby success story.





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