They call him "Special K" - Chris Kamara Chris Kamara (born 25 December 1957 in Middlesbrough) is a former professional footballer in England. He retired from playing in 1995 but since he last managed a club in 1998 he is best known for his work at Sky Sports as a football analyst. , the play-off play·off also play-off
1. A final game or series of games played to break a tie.
2. A series of games played to determine a championship. king! In just six months in charge of Bradford City, he has made his mark in a big way.
Kamara, 37, the uncompromising and often controversial midfield veteran who played for nine clubs in all, tasted glory at the weekend when his Yorkshire side beat Notts County to claim a promotion place to the First Division.
Only installed as boss in November after Lennie Lawrence Lennie Lawrence, (born December 12 1947), is a British football manager. He has managed Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough, Luton Town, Grimsby Town, Plymouth Argyle and Bradford City. Most recently he managed Cardiff City, and is now Director of Football at Bristol Rovers. was shown the door, Kamara steered City to nine wins in their last twelve League matches to claim the Twin Towers play-off place.
Then there was the "Houdini" act when never-say-die City came back from the dead to beat high-flying Blackpool 3-0 at Bloomfield Road Bloomfield Road is the home of English football club Blackpool Football Club. The venue was used during the 2005 UEFA Women's Championship after having two stands redeveloped between 2001 and 2002, giving the ground a capacity of 11,295. to claim their unexpected Wembley trip.
On Sunday, in front of 30,000 baying Bradford fans, Colin Murphy's County were dispatched by two clear goals, leaving Kamara looking forward to playing the likes of Manchester City, Bolton, QPR QPR Queens Park Rangers (football club)
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No wonder they think he's special - the man who looks like steering Bradford back to glory, turning down the chance to manage Sierra Leone Sierra Leone (sēĕr`ə lēō`nē, lēōn`; sēr`ə lēōn), officially Republic of Sierra Leone, republic (2005 est. pop. 6,018,000), 27,699 sq mi (71,740 sq km), W Africa. - the land of his father - on the way.
Tonight Kamara's boys play mighty Feyenoord in front of a full house at Valley Parade - the chairman's way of letting the fans hold a "welcome to the winners" celebration.
City's millionaire chairman Geoffrey Richmond played a key role in the Wembley win by telling the side: "Well boys, you can either play Bury or Manchester City next season - it's up to you!"
It did the trick but Richmond isn't happy with their First Division promotion... he wants Premiership soccer, and quick!