BRADFORD City is showing a bit of magic off the field as well as on it.
City-supporting magician Dynamo entertained shivering fans queuing in the cold for tickets at Valley Parade yesterday.
Some had waited from 1am for tickets for the two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final against Aston Villa.
A little bit of Bantams magic has already seen the Division Two side overcome Arsenal and Wigan to reach the final four and the club has its sights on a dream final.
Dynamo, whose real name is Steven Frayne, said he was enjoying the “buzz” but declined to use his conjuring skills to come up with a score prediction.
“I don’t want anyone to think that the team winning has anything to do with my magic. I want Bradford to do it for themselves.”
Fans queued for hours in bitter cold to get their hands on tickets and competition sponsor Capital One handed out free tea and bacon butties to the hundreds of loyal supporters.
Among them was Ian Jones, 64, who waited patiently for almost four hours.
“If we can get a good home result we might have half a chance,” he said. “Aston Villa are there for the taking – they have conceded 12 in the last two games.”
Helen Davids, 24, said cup runs were fantastic but she desperately wants City to get promotion.
As optimistic fans chanted “Wem-ber-lee”, she said: “There is a real buzz about the club after an atrocious decade.”