Bradford Bulls boss Marc Green tells of his plan to buy back club's famous ground

Bulls owner Marc Green

Lesley Vainikolo, Marc Green and Robbie Hunter-Paul at the shop opening

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Bradford Bulls owner Marc Green confirmed he plans to buy back the lease and freehold on Odsal on the day the club opened a new shop and ticket office.

The Bulls sold the lease on their historic home to the RFL for a seven-figure sum in January 2012 as the governing body recovered a loan it had made to the Super League club.

The Bulls have since paid rent to the RFL and the freehold to the site is still owned by Bradford Council but Mr Green said talks had begun to bring the lease and freehold into the club’s ownership.

Mr Green, who bought the Bulls out of administration just over three weeks ago, insisted the club would remain at Odsal for the foreseeable future as he considered the possibilities for developing the site.

Mr Green said: “The club’s history and heritage is here, so as long as I’ve got tenure of the club it will remain here.

“I’ve approached the RFL about buying back the lease and I understand they have said, based on what has gone here in the past few years, is that they want some comfort and credibility in that any business which owns it must be sustainable.

“They have confirmed to me that when I have demonstrated that – it might be at the end of this season or next season – they will happily allow me to buy back the lease.

“I am also in conversation with the Council about buying the freehold, so they will both become the property of the club once more.

“My only intention for doing so is to develop this site into a legacy for the future.”

Bradford Council leader David Green attended the opening of the Bulls new club shop and ticket office at Odsal yesterday.

Afterwards he said: “I met Marc Green for the first time and one of the things he asked was about the club possibly buying the freehold of the ground from the Council.

“I said I would go away and raise it with the relevant departments and look into it.

“I am doing that now and when I have some feedback I will fix up a meeting with him to look at the options.”

Marc Green said the opening of the new club shop and ticket office was further evidence of his commitment to the Bulls and the first of several projects he had planned.

He said: “When I first arrived, the reception area was a bit like the club – dark and dingy – but it’s now fresh, bright and you can actually see the stadium through the windows.

“It’s also an opportunity for people to buy merchandise in a much more enjoyable, fresher and cleaner environment.

“One person tweeted me to say that I am only here to strip out money – but there isn’t any money. The only money is what I’m putting into it.

“These first three weeks have been brilliant and I’m 100 per cent confident that buying Bradford Bulls is the best investment I’ve ever made.”

Mr Green, who has mounted an appeal against the Bulls’ six-point penalty for entering administration, was joined by club legend Lesley Vainikolo yesterday to announce ‘Bullpower’, a price comparison website for household energy supplies.

Mr Green said: “This is solely for Bradford supporters and every single Bulls fan that switches supplier will get a voucher or discount on any purchases they make in the club shop.

“So it’s basically a case of you switch supplier, save money and also earn a discount on what they spend at the club.

“The club get rewarded with an income as well, so it’s a win-win for everybody.”

Bulls fans can sign up for the initiative by logging on to bullsenergy.com.

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11:07am Fri 18 Apr 14

colgre says...

Mr Greens very first priority is to ensure our Super league survival.....
then and only then can he look to his property portfolio , we need a defence coach as a matter of urgency along with forwards with the strength, skill and desire to take us up the field and the allow our backs the platform to work from....
dreading the game against the Pie Eaters on Monday with our depleted squad....
COYB
Mr Greens very first priority is to ensure our Super league survival..... then and only then can he look to his property portfolio , we need a defence coach as a matter of urgency along with forwards with the strength, skill and desire to take us up the field and the allow our backs the platform to work from.... dreading the game against the Pie Eaters on Monday with our depleted squad.... COYB colgre
  • Score: 6

11:13am Fri 18 Apr 14

Solomon Grundy says...

Agreed in full. We need to buy some players immediately and worry about the lease later. It is not the priority. Bulls forever!
Agreed in full. We need to buy some players immediately and worry about the lease later. It is not the priority. Bulls forever! Solomon Grundy
  • Score: 2

11:15am Fri 18 Apr 14

franklyn says...

think he would do better to invest in some players who are up to the job rather than buying back lease at this stage. FC has done his best with the squad he has, but it's clear half this squad just ain't up to the standard required if we are to stay in SL..the one try last night came from an interception, don't think they would have scored again if they were still playing now. DEFENCE if that's what you could call it , was shocking. good job leeds eased up when they did, think they felt sorry for us.
think he would do better to invest in some players who are up to the job rather than buying back lease at this stage. FC has done his best with the squad he has, but it's clear half this squad just ain't up to the standard required if we are to stay in SL..the one try last night came from an interception, don't think they would have scored again if they were still playing now. DEFENCE if that's what you could call it , was shocking. good job leeds eased up when they did, think they felt sorry for us. franklyn
  • Score: 2

11:29am Fri 18 Apr 14

collos25 says...

I do not think you have read the article properly the club pays rent already an outgoing to the club if you buy the Odsal that money is saved and is used to pay the loan to buy the land.One way you are in debt forever the other you are in debt for the length of the loan the transaction will in no way jeopardise the buying of new players if and when they become available.
I do not think you have read the article properly the club pays rent already an outgoing to the club if you buy the Odsal that money is saved and is used to pay the loan to buy the land.One way you are in debt forever the other you are in debt for the length of the loan the transaction will in no way jeopardise the buying of new players if and when they become available. collos25
  • Score: 12

11:29am Fri 18 Apr 14

collos25 says...

I do not think you have read the article properly the club pays rent already an outgoing to the club if you buy the Odsal that money is saved and is used to pay the loan to buy the land.One way you are in debt forever the other you are in debt for the length of the loan the transaction will in no way jeopardise the buying of new players if and when they become available.
I do not think you have read the article properly the club pays rent already an outgoing to the club if you buy the Odsal that money is saved and is used to pay the loan to buy the land.One way you are in debt forever the other you are in debt for the length of the loan the transaction will in no way jeopardise the buying of new players if and when they become available. collos25
  • Score: 1

11:37am Fri 18 Apr 14

Out of site says...

The bulls will soon be playing on horsfall playing fields.
The bulls will soon be playing on horsfall playing fields. Out of site
  • Score: -15

11:47am Fri 18 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Depends what he wants to do with land, Its worth a lot to certain people and Spangled bull wants to merge and play at the Shay
Depends what he wants to do with land, Its worth a lot to certain people and Spangled bull wants to merge and play at the Shay axelf1963
  • Score: -10

12:03pm Fri 18 Apr 14

northern pig says...

Solomon Grundy wrote:
Agreed in full. We need to buy some players immediately and worry about the lease later. It is not the priority. Bulls forever!
I agree entirely but who is available at this moment in time! You just cannot start tapping guys up who are contracted to other clubs.The players we lost wanted to go because of the circumstances and i for one don't blame them.They had families to look after.So give us some names of the players who you would bring in.
[quote][p][bold]Solomon Grundy[/bold] wrote: Agreed in full. We need to buy some players immediately and worry about the lease later. It is not the priority. Bulls forever![/p][/quote]I agree entirely but who is available at this moment in time! You just cannot start tapping guys up who are contracted to other clubs.The players we lost wanted to go because of the circumstances and i for one don't blame them.They had families to look after.So give us some names of the players who you would bring in. northern pig
  • Score: 7

12:27pm Fri 18 Apr 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

one word: landfill!

This site is worth millions as a landfill site, should he be successful in getting both the lease and the freehold then City can expect a phone call asking about ground sharing.
one word: landfill! This site is worth millions as a landfill site, should he be successful in getting both the lease and the freehold then City can expect a phone call asking about ground sharing. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: -3

12:31pm Fri 18 Apr 14

tinytoonster says...

collos25 wrote:
I do not think you have read the article properly the club pays rent already an outgoing to the club if you buy the Odsal that money is saved and is used to pay the loan to buy the land.One way you are in debt forever the other you are in debt for the length of the loan the transaction will in no way jeopardise the buying of new players if and when they become available.
think you will find one way we pay rent, the other he flogs it and we move!
thinks we are stupid enough to believe that codswallop.
only development i see is supermarket or warehouse!
[quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: I do not think you have read the article properly the club pays rent already an outgoing to the club if you buy the Odsal that money is saved and is used to pay the loan to buy the land.One way you are in debt forever the other you are in debt for the length of the loan the transaction will in no way jeopardise the buying of new players if and when they become available.[/p][/quote]think you will find one way we pay rent, the other he flogs it and we move! thinks we are stupid enough to believe that codswallop. only development i see is supermarket or warehouse! tinytoonster
  • Score: 0

1:17pm Fri 18 Apr 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Axelf,
I know you are as thick as two short planks,but I would have thought that even you,with no knowledge of Rugby League would know that KEIGHLEY do not play at the SHAY.I think you will find it is HALIFAX who play there.Learn to read,or are you back on the White Lightning.
Axelf, I know you are as thick as two short planks,but I would have thought that even you,with no knowledge of Rugby League would know that KEIGHLEY do not play at the SHAY.I think you will find it is HALIFAX who play there.Learn to read,or are you back on the White Lightning. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 7

2:07pm Fri 18 Apr 14

CHLOE220696 says...

Mr green if you read any of these comments 2 things keep coming up we need a new coach and some more players the die hardship have had to watch a team with no ideas iam watching sky and the gulf between bulls and the rest is a million miles odsal will be a ghost town next year I agree get kear in if he can't save us at least he knows the champion ship FC is out off his depths this is a good time for a change
Mr green if you read any of these comments 2 things keep coming up we need a new coach and some more players the die hardship have had to watch a team with no ideas iam watching sky and the gulf between bulls and the rest is a million miles odsal will be a ghost town next year I agree get kear in if he can't save us at least he knows the champion ship FC is out off his depths this is a good time for a change CHLOE220696
  • Score: 1

2:51pm Fri 18 Apr 14

The Hoffster says...

Those who buy and run sports clubs these days (whether rugby or football etc..) only do so purely because of profitability.

They have no desire nor love for the game, the fans, or the players.

If it doesn't work out, just flog it off as another business failure and pick up another one off the sl@g heap.

30-40 years ago, we had real passion from the owners; now, nothing.
Those who buy and run sports clubs these days (whether rugby or football etc..) only do so purely because of profitability. They have no desire nor love for the game, the fans, or the players. If it doesn't work out, just flog it off as another business failure and pick up another one off the sl@g heap. 30-40 years ago, we had real passion from the owners; now, nothing. The Hoffster
  • Score: -7

2:57pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
one word: landfill! This site is worth millions as a landfill site, should he be successful in getting both the lease and the freehold then City can expect a phone call asking about ground sharing.
Exactly and I'd be very very wary as look at this in the story:

"insisted the club would remain at Odsal for the foreseeable future as he considered the possibilities for developing the site"

I was saying on here that the place is worth a fortune in waste and the council if they put their heads in place could reduce the tipping charges and enable builders to give the city new homes at maybe a knock down rate if lots of tipping is involved.

This might get a few negative thumb downs from those who believe everything they read but Valley Parade looks like it might be the future for the Bulls.
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: one word: landfill! This site is worth millions as a landfill site, should he be successful in getting both the lease and the freehold then City can expect a phone call asking about ground sharing.[/p][/quote]Exactly and I'd be very very wary as look at this in the story: "insisted the club would remain at Odsal for the foreseeable future as he considered the possibilities for developing the site" I was saying on here that the place is worth a fortune in waste and the council if they put their heads in place could reduce the tipping charges and enable builders to give the city new homes at maybe a knock down rate if lots of tipping is involved. This might get a few negative thumb downs from those who believe everything they read but Valley Parade looks like it might be the future for the Bulls. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: -2

3:08pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Those who buy and run sports clubs these days (whether rugby or football etc..) only do so purely because of profitability. They have no desire nor love for the game, the fans, or the players. If it doesn't work out, just flog it off as another business failure and pick up another one off the sl@g heap. 30-40 years ago, we had real passion from the owners; now, nothing.
City have two chairmen who are City fans and love the game and run a tight ship. The Bulls had their chance of their involvement and maybe they might in the future, who knows.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Those who buy and run sports clubs these days (whether rugby or football etc..) only do so purely because of profitability. They have no desire nor love for the game, the fans, or the players. If it doesn't work out, just flog it off as another business failure and pick up another one off the sl@g heap. 30-40 years ago, we had real passion from the owners; now, nothing.[/p][/quote]City have two chairmen who are City fans and love the game and run a tight ship. The Bulls had their chance of their involvement and maybe they might in the future, who knows. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: -7

3:08pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Axelf, I know you are as thick as two short planks,but I would have thought that even you,with no knowledge of Rugby League would know that KEIGHLEY do not play at the SHAY.I think you will find it is HALIFAX who play there.Learn to read,or are you back on the White Lightning.
Where did he say Keighley?
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Axelf, I know you are as thick as two short planks,but I would have thought that even you,with no knowledge of Rugby League would know that KEIGHLEY do not play at the SHAY.I think you will find it is HALIFAX who play there.Learn to read,or are you back on the White Lightning.[/p][/quote]Where did he say Keighley? Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: -2

3:16pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Paul from Idle says...

Obviously the long term plan is to develop the odsal site. He will devote his time to that as the rewards will dwarf any losses inthe interim.
It is obvious by the boards silence that Robbie and co have been told not to talk to the press and I believe there will not be any more signings.
Obviously the long term plan is to develop the odsal site. He will devote his time to that as the rewards will dwarf any losses inthe interim. It is obvious by the boards silence that Robbie and co have been told not to talk to the press and I believe there will not be any more signings. Paul from Idle
  • Score: 2

3:32pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

The thing is a lot of sporting clubs are on a peppercorn rent as long as they are used for sport and money raising uses. There might be some clause in the freehold meaning it can't be used for development unless it is agreed and goes through changes of use. I'm not exactly sure but you can get say a local cricket ground or rugby club for next to nothing like when Lidget Green Cricket Club transferred to Clayton Rugby. But if they wanted to build houses on it then there might be something prevailing that on that pitch.
The thing is a lot of sporting clubs are on a peppercorn rent as long as they are used for sport and money raising uses. There might be some clause in the freehold meaning it can't be used for development unless it is agreed and goes through changes of use. I'm not exactly sure but you can get say a local cricket ground or rugby club for next to nothing like when Lidget Green Cricket Club transferred to Clayton Rugby. But if they wanted to build houses on it then there might be something prevailing that on that pitch. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: -6

3:44pm Fri 18 Apr 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Papa,
In my post I said Bulls should merge with KEIGHLEY not Halifax.So,where did Axelf get that I thought the Bulls should merge with HALIFAX and play at the SHAY.That is the question you should be asking him.You will have to wait though he will still be in Wetherspoons
Papa, In my post I said Bulls should merge with KEIGHLEY not Halifax.So,where did Axelf get that I thought the Bulls should merge with HALIFAX and play at the SHAY.That is the question you should be asking him.You will have to wait though he will still be in Wetherspoons spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 4

4:15pm Fri 18 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Well spotted papa , spangles does have trouble making friends and even his neighbour moved he was that irritating, I never mentioned keighley I merely pointed out fax merger but he is simple.
Well spotted papa , spangles does have trouble making friends and even his neighbour moved he was that irritating, I never mentioned keighley I merely pointed out fax merger but he is simple. axelf1963
  • Score: -10

5:24pm Fri 18 Apr 14

oddshapedballs says...

Hofster is that why koukash,hetherington
, davey and I am sure many more are there every week watching. Yes football but not rugby!
Hofster is that why koukash,hetherington , davey and I am sure many more are there every week watching. Yes football but not rugby! oddshapedballs
  • Score: 0

5:31pm Fri 18 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Spangles must have gone for a ham sh... I mean siesta
Spangles must have gone for a ham sh... I mean siesta axelf1963
  • Score: -7

6:19pm Fri 18 Apr 14

nowt fresh says...

Buy the lease fine but the freehold is another story we the Bradford council tax payers own Odsal and if it were to be sold it could be worth millions to Mr Green, who's to say he would not ground share and put the hole up for land fill, sorry but in my opinion as a council tax payer the purchase of the free hold should not be up for discussion.
Buy the lease fine but the freehold is another story we the Bradford council tax payers own Odsal and if it were to be sold it could be worth millions to Mr Green, who's to say he would not ground share and put the hole up for land fill, sorry but in my opinion as a council tax payer the purchase of the free hold should not be up for discussion. nowt fresh
  • Score: 9

7:27pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

וואָס אַ מאַסע פון ​​דרעק
וואָס אַ מאַסע פון ​​דרעק Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: 3

7:31pm Fri 18 Apr 14

nosher says...

Why don't the council give us a load of cash to build a new style stadium then cash in by using odsal for land fill. Could the ground not be on the old tip land at the back. This land must have settled by now it ain't been a tip for donkeys years.
Why don't the council give us a load of cash to build a new style stadium then cash in by using odsal for land fill. Could the ground not be on the old tip land at the back. This land must have settled by now it ain't been a tip for donkeys years. nosher
  • Score: 4

7:51pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Ratters Rat says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Buy the lease fine but the freehold is another story we the Bradford council tax payers own Odsal and if it were to be sold it could be worth millions to Mr Green, who's to say he would not ground share and put the hole up for land fill, sorry but in my opinion as a council tax payer the purchase of the free hold should not be up for discussion.
I totally agree with you on this statement. If he wants it that bad he will have to cough up a millions with all the cuts to services in the city we won't be selling it cheap.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Buy the lease fine but the freehold is another story we the Bradford council tax payers own Odsal and if it were to be sold it could be worth millions to Mr Green, who's to say he would not ground share and put the hole up for land fill, sorry but in my opinion as a council tax payer the purchase of the free hold should not be up for discussion.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you on this statement. If he wants it that bad he will have to cough up a millions with all the cuts to services in the city we won't be selling it cheap. Ratters Rat
  • Score: 0

8:04pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Ratters Rat says...

nosher wrote:
Why don't the council give us a load of cash to build a new style stadium then cash in by using odsal for land fill. Could the ground not be on the old tip land at the back. This land must have settled by now it ain't been a tip for donkeys years.
Why should Bradford Council build the Bradford Bulls a stadium. A few years ago your were bragging about winning everything . So where did all the money go that's what I'd like to know. They didn't bail Bradford City out when they had difficulties.
There has been a hell of a lot of cuts in this city and people suffering. Places closed and community groups struggling to survive on nothing.
Get in the real world and learn to stand on your own two feet.Odsal has and always will be a pipe dream they have talked about development for the last 60 years.
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council give us a load of cash to build a new style stadium then cash in by using odsal for land fill. Could the ground not be on the old tip land at the back. This land must have settled by now it ain't been a tip for donkeys years.[/p][/quote]Why should Bradford Council build the Bradford Bulls a stadium. A few years ago your were bragging about winning everything . So where did all the money go that's what I'd like to know. They didn't bail Bradford City out when they had difficulties. There has been a hell of a lot of cuts in this city and people suffering. Places closed and community groups struggling to survive on nothing. Get in the real world and learn to stand on your own two feet.Odsal has and always will be a pipe dream they have talked about development for the last 60 years. Ratters Rat
  • Score: 1

8:12pm Fri 18 Apr 14

huggy b says...

Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.
Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real. huggy b
  • Score: 7

8:14pm Fri 18 Apr 14

nosher says...

Ratters Rat wrote:
nosher wrote:
Why don't the council give us a load of cash to build a new style stadium then cash in by using odsal for land fill. Could the ground not be on the old tip land at the back. This land must have settled by now it ain't been a tip for donkeys years.
Why should Bradford Council build the Bradford Bulls a stadium. A few years ago your were bragging about winning everything . So where did all the money go that's what I'd like to know. They didn't bail Bradford City out when they had difficulties.
There has been a hell of a lot of cuts in this city and people suffering. Places closed and community groups struggling to survive on nothing.
Get in the real world and learn to stand on your own two feet.Odsal has and always will be a pipe dream they have talked about development for the last 60 years.
It will never get any better than it is now. So let's all cash in and fill it in.
[quote][p][bold]Ratters Rat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council give us a load of cash to build a new style stadium then cash in by using odsal for land fill. Could the ground not be on the old tip land at the back. This land must have settled by now it ain't been a tip for donkeys years.[/p][/quote]Why should Bradford Council build the Bradford Bulls a stadium. A few years ago your were bragging about winning everything . So where did all the money go that's what I'd like to know. They didn't bail Bradford City out when they had difficulties. There has been a hell of a lot of cuts in this city and people suffering. Places closed and community groups struggling to survive on nothing. Get in the real world and learn to stand on your own two feet.Odsal has and always will be a pipe dream they have talked about development for the last 60 years.[/p][/quote]It will never get any better than it is now. So let's all cash in and fill it in. nosher
  • Score: -1

8:19pm Fri 18 Apr 14

nosher says...

huggy b wrote:
Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.
Good post huggy.
[quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.[/p][/quote]Good post huggy. nosher
  • Score: -1

8:20pm Fri 18 Apr 14

nosher says...

huggy b wrote:
Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.
Good post huggy.
[quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.[/p][/quote]Good post huggy. nosher
  • Score: -2

8:37pm Fri 18 Apr 14

huggy b says...

nosher wrote:
huggy b wrote:
Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.
Good post huggy.
Thank you nosher. Some of my happiest memories are from Odsal in the glory years but we have to get real. If, as is looking likley, we get relegated, how can the Bulls financially sustain playing at Odsal with Championship crowds for more than a season or two? Plus, would Odsal pass the stadium criteria for returning to SL if we got promoted? We have to put sentiment to one side. As a City fan also, I know where I'd rather be watching either sport!
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.[/p][/quote]Good post huggy.[/p][/quote]Thank you nosher. Some of my happiest memories are from Odsal in the glory years but we have to get real. If, as is looking likley, we get relegated, how can the Bulls financially sustain playing at Odsal with Championship crowds for more than a season or two? Plus, would Odsal pass the stadium criteria for returning to SL if we got promoted? We have to put sentiment to one side. As a City fan also, I know where I'd rather be watching either sport! huggy b
  • Score: 2

8:42pm Fri 18 Apr 14

blue marlin says...

Should be used for the benefit of the City of bradford.
Should be used for the benefit of the City of bradford. blue marlin
  • Score: 1

8:44pm Fri 18 Apr 14

nosher says...

huggy b wrote:
nosher wrote:
huggy b wrote:
Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.
Good post huggy.
Thank you nosher. Some of my happiest memories are from Odsal in the glory years but we have to get real. If, as is looking likley, we get relegated, how can the Bulls financially sustain playing at Odsal with Championship crowds for more than a season or two? Plus, would Odsal pass the stadium criteria for returning to SL if we got promoted? We have to put sentiment to one side. As a City fan also, I know where I'd rather be watching either sport!
I have gone to odsal for 50 years through thick and thin. You are right there is no room for sentiment. Valley parade is the other side of Bradford for me but I would go there. I would ideally like a new stadium in the Bradford 6 area.
[quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.[/p][/quote]Good post huggy.[/p][/quote]Thank you nosher. Some of my happiest memories are from Odsal in the glory years but we have to get real. If, as is looking likley, we get relegated, how can the Bulls financially sustain playing at Odsal with Championship crowds for more than a season or two? Plus, would Odsal pass the stadium criteria for returning to SL if we got promoted? We have to put sentiment to one side. As a City fan also, I know where I'd rather be watching either sport![/p][/quote]I have gone to odsal for 50 years through thick and thin. You are right there is no room for sentiment. Valley parade is the other side of Bradford for me but I would go there. I would ideally like a new stadium in the Bradford 6 area. nosher
  • Score: 0

9:00pm Fri 18 Apr 14

huggy b says...

nosher wrote:
huggy b wrote:
nosher wrote:
huggy b wrote:
Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.
Good post huggy.
Thank you nosher. Some of my happiest memories are from Odsal in the glory years but we have to get real. If, as is looking likley, we get relegated, how can the Bulls financially sustain playing at Odsal with Championship crowds for more than a season or two? Plus, would Odsal pass the stadium criteria for returning to SL if we got promoted? We have to put sentiment to one side. As a City fan also, I know where I'd rather be watching either sport!
I have gone to odsal for 50 years through thick and thin. You are right there is no room for sentiment. Valley parade is the other side of Bradford for me but I would go there. I would ideally like a new stadium in the Bradford 6 area.
A brand new stadium for both clubs to play in would be great but unless an eccentric oligarch takes an interest in Rugby League and third division football I can't see it happening!
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.[/p][/quote]Good post huggy.[/p][/quote]Thank you nosher. Some of my happiest memories are from Odsal in the glory years but we have to get real. If, as is looking likley, we get relegated, how can the Bulls financially sustain playing at Odsal with Championship crowds for more than a season or two? Plus, would Odsal pass the stadium criteria for returning to SL if we got promoted? We have to put sentiment to one side. As a City fan also, I know where I'd rather be watching either sport![/p][/quote]I have gone to odsal for 50 years through thick and thin. You are right there is no room for sentiment. Valley parade is the other side of Bradford for me but I would go there. I would ideally like a new stadium in the Bradford 6 area.[/p][/quote]A brand new stadium for both clubs to play in would be great but unless an eccentric oligarch takes an interest in Rugby League and third division football I can't see it happening! huggy b
  • Score: -3

10:05pm Fri 18 Apr 14

nosher says...

I like your thinking huggy. Which is not something I can say about most on this forum. The club needs our type of progressive thinking not stick in the muds and petty moans about the history between city and bulls. Onwards and upwards.
I like your thinking huggy. Which is not something I can say about most on this forum. The club needs our type of progressive thinking not stick in the muds and petty moans about the history between city and bulls. Onwards and upwards. nosher
  • Score: -2

10:12pm Fri 18 Apr 14

GC BD4 says...

I agree with most of you, but Marc Green what do we really know of this guy. Has he got the finances to sustain the future of Bradford Bulls, what does he know about Rugby Leaque. Is he a Muppet or Puppet of a third party who is only interested in redevelopment of Odsal for reasons other than Rugby Leaque. He is a front man, who works for profit, ask yourselves a Spurs supporter who lives in LEEDS and worships Mr Bates ( ex Chelsea & Leeds ) . What have we inherited here at Ideal, I say stick to your Security Company Mr. Green, rugby leaque is not for you.













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I agree with most of you, but Marc Green what do we really know of this guy. Has he got the finances to sustain the future of Bradford Bulls, what does he know about Rugby Leaque. Is he a Muppet or Puppet of a third party who is only interested in redevelopment of Odsal for reasons other than Rugby Leaque. He is a front man, who works for profit, ask yourselves a Spurs supporter who lives in LEEDS and worships Mr Bates ( ex Chelsea & Leeds ) . What have we inherited here at Ideal, I say stick to your Security Company Mr. Green, rugby leaque is not for you. . GC BD4
  • Score: -2

6:29am Sat 19 Apr 14

Mike Strutter says...

GC BD4 wrote:
I agree with most of you, but Marc Green what do we really know of this guy. Has he got the finances to sustain the future of Bradford Bulls, what does he know about Rugby Leaque. Is he a Muppet or Puppet of a third party who is only interested in redevelopment of Odsal for reasons other than Rugby Leaque. He is a front man, who works for profit, ask yourselves a Spurs supporter who lives in LEEDS and worships Mr Bates ( ex Chelsea & Leeds ) . What have we inherited here at Ideal, I say stick to your Security Company Mr. Green, rugby leaque is not for you.













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He's also rumoured to be a Rhinos fan ( he's kept that quiet)
[quote][p][bold]GC BD4[/bold] wrote: I agree with most of you, but Marc Green what do we really know of this guy. Has he got the finances to sustain the future of Bradford Bulls, what does he know about Rugby Leaque. Is he a Muppet or Puppet of a third party who is only interested in redevelopment of Odsal for reasons other than Rugby Leaque. He is a front man, who works for profit, ask yourselves a Spurs supporter who lives in LEEDS and worships Mr Bates ( ex Chelsea & Leeds ) . What have we inherited here at Ideal, I say stick to your Security Company Mr. Green, rugby leaque is not for you. .[/p][/quote]He's also rumoured to be a Rhinos fan ( he's kept that quiet) Mike Strutter
  • Score: -3

6:37am Sat 19 Apr 14

Mike Strutter says...

Of course he wants the freehold, and when I posted several times that the previous owners were only in it for the land I got panned.

......but do you really think Persimmon would stand for a landfill site next to their new development ?

The freehold includes all the land south of the coral stand down to the M606 (google earth it) and has already been valued at over 10 million pounds.

That's what anyone is after and then a deal can be cut with persimmon to extend the access road.

So NO the freehold shouldn't be sold, in fact the council should be cashing in on the land at the back of the coral stand ASAP to maximise tax payer value and keep it away from the grubby hands of any future owner.

The only way for Marc Green to get anywhere near his 150k back is to get the freehold as by his own admission there is no cash and just how long he will plough his own money in is anyone's business.

Admin again anyone ?
Of course he wants the freehold, and when I posted several times that the previous owners were only in it for the land I got panned. ......but do you really think Persimmon would stand for a landfill site next to their new development ? The freehold includes all the land south of the coral stand down to the M606 (google earth it) and has already been valued at over 10 million pounds. That's what anyone is after and then a deal can be cut with persimmon to extend the access road. So NO the freehold shouldn't be sold, in fact the council should be cashing in on the land at the back of the coral stand ASAP to maximise tax payer value and keep it away from the grubby hands of any future owner. The only way for Marc Green to get anywhere near his 150k back is to get the freehold as by his own admission there is no cash and just how long he will plough his own money in is anyone's business. Admin again anyone ? Mike Strutter
  • Score: 4

9:45am Sat 19 Apr 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Papa,
In my post I said Bulls should merge with KEIGHLEY not Halifax.So,where did Axelf get that I thought the Bulls should merge with HALIFAX and play at the SHAY.That is the question you should be asking him.You will have to wait though he will still be in Wetherspoons
Why would Keighley who are doing ok on their own merits and will probably be in the same league as Bradford next season want to merge?
Keighley hate Bradford from what happened at the birth of Super League. If they merged no Keighley fan would go watch the new club.
It's a total non starter.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Papa, In my post I said Bulls should merge with KEIGHLEY not Halifax.So,where did Axelf get that I thought the Bulls should merge with HALIFAX and play at the SHAY.That is the question you should be asking him.You will have to wait though he will still be in Wetherspoons[/p][/quote]Why would Keighley who are doing ok on their own merits and will probably be in the same league as Bradford next season want to merge? Keighley hate Bradford from what happened at the birth of Super League. If they merged no Keighley fan would go watch the new club. It's a total non starter. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 5

9:54am Sat 19 Apr 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

T.V.O.R.
They said that with the mergers in Australia.Rugby League is once again on the up over there.In my opinion it is the only way the game can move forward over here.How many teams do you think will be able to compete in S.L. in the next 5 years.I guess maybe 6 if you are lucky.Will that improve the Rugby over here?No.Rugby League in this country is dead on its feet and will decline further if the people at Red Hall now stay in office.And no,I am not talking about the Bulls here,Rugby League in general.Do you think the game can afford to stay Full Time with the present set up.?
T.V.O.R. They said that with the mergers in Australia.Rugby League is once again on the up over there.In my opinion it is the only way the game can move forward over here.How many teams do you think will be able to compete in S.L. in the next 5 years.I guess maybe 6 if you are lucky.Will that improve the Rugby over here?No.Rugby League in this country is dead on its feet and will decline further if the people at Red Hall now stay in office.And no,I am not talking about the Bulls here,Rugby League in general.Do you think the game can afford to stay Full Time with the present set up.? spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 3

10:01am Sat 19 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Give it up Spangles you know nothing
Give it up Spangles you know nothing axelf1963
  • Score: -2

10:44am Sat 19 Apr 14

raisemeup says...

huggy b wrote:
Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.
We also lost 3000 supporters from our averages at that time.
The Stadium, is fine the area is poorly situated for that Stadium, it can be argued that with odsal the opposite is true, but with one difference the Stadium can be changed so eventually both are compatible. Valley parade is the finished article in the wrong setting.
[quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.[/p][/quote]We also lost 3000 supporters from our averages at that time. The Stadium, is fine the area is poorly situated for that Stadium, it can be argued that with odsal the opposite is true, but with one difference the Stadium can be changed so eventually both are compatible. Valley parade is the finished article in the wrong setting. raisemeup
  • Score: -3

12:11pm Sat 19 Apr 14

maniacpony says...

Bradford City have screwed themselves by selling off their Kop Car park, making it very difficult / expensive to film matches at Valley parade with an outside broadcast. So if the Bulls did ground share, broadcasters would probably think twice before wanting to film matches, and then bang goes that extra TV revenue. Still, if they are out of superleague by then, it wont be a problem!
Bradford City have screwed themselves by selling off their Kop Car park, making it very difficult / expensive to film matches at Valley parade with an outside broadcast. So if the Bulls did ground share, broadcasters would probably think twice before wanting to film matches, and then bang goes that extra TV revenue. Still, if they are out of superleague by then, it wont be a problem! maniacpony
  • Score: -6

3:03pm Sat 19 Apr 14

BD16 says...

raisemeup wrote:
huggy b wrote:
Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.
We also lost 3000 supporters from our averages at that time.
The Stadium, is fine the area is poorly situated for that Stadium, it can be argued that with odsal the opposite is true, but with one difference the Stadium can be changed so eventually both are compatible. Valley parade is the finished article in the wrong setting.
When the Bulls were last at VP they had far larger attendances than they manage these days. The 6-7000 they get now are probably the hardcore who will follow them no matter what.

Odsal's a dump and nobody has any money to do it up and it's now a millstone around the neck of the Bulls as long as they are there. Be it The Shay, VP or Cougar Park it looks more and more likely that the Bulls need to ground share and get their overheads down.

If the Bulls do leave Odsal then it should be sold for the benefit of the residents of Bradford, not for the personal gain of of Mr Marc Green. After the ABC consortium and Richard Lamb he appears to be the latest in line to think that the land at Odsal can be used for his personal financial betterment.
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: Sell Odsal it's a dump, will cost too much to redevelop, it's meant to have been redeveloped for the 30 plus years I've been alive and it will never happen. It's worth millions to the right buyer. Move into Valley Parade. It's the only answer. Both clubs benefit from this. And before the "Valley Parade's pitch is too small" argument gets mentioned, we came first in SL, were runners up in SL won the Grand Final, runners up the following year and were runners up in the Cup during our last stint at VP. Time to get real.[/p][/quote]We also lost 3000 supporters from our averages at that time. The Stadium, is fine the area is poorly situated for that Stadium, it can be argued that with odsal the opposite is true, but with one difference the Stadium can be changed so eventually both are compatible. Valley parade is the finished article in the wrong setting.[/p][/quote]When the Bulls were last at VP they had far larger attendances than they manage these days. The 6-7000 they get now are probably the hardcore who will follow them no matter what. Odsal's a dump and nobody has any money to do it up and it's now a millstone around the neck of the Bulls as long as they are there. Be it The Shay, VP or Cougar Park it looks more and more likely that the Bulls need to ground share and get their overheads down. If the Bulls do leave Odsal then it should be sold for the benefit of the residents of Bradford, not for the personal gain of of Mr Marc Green. After the ABC consortium and Richard Lamb he appears to be the latest in line to think that the land at Odsal can be used for his personal financial betterment. BD16
  • Score: 6

5:50pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

nosher wrote:
Why don't the council give us a load of cash to build a new style stadium then cash in by using odsal for land fill. Could the ground not be on the old tip land at the back. This land must have settled by now it ain't been a tip for donkeys years.
Why do you lot always want hand outs? Stop begging will you. The public are watching closely with the council and the Bulls after past experiences.
Bradford Bulls are a commerciak enterprise just like Bradford City were told in their hour of need. But you still carry on wanting and you lot are becoming a laughing stock.
Do you practice your begging on lvegate?

The people of Bradfod are the ones who should cash in on its sale and l hope the money won't soent on a sodding pond style con again.
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council give us a load of cash to build a new style stadium then cash in by using odsal for land fill. Could the ground not be on the old tip land at the back. This land must have settled by now it ain't been a tip for donkeys years.[/p][/quote]Why do you lot always want hand outs? Stop begging will you. The public are watching closely with the council and the Bulls after past experiences. Bradford Bulls are a commerciak enterprise just like Bradford City were told in their hour of need. But you still carry on wanting and you lot are becoming a laughing stock. Do you practice your begging on lvegate? The people of Bradfod are the ones who should cash in on its sale and l hope the money won't soent on a sodding pond style con again. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 4

5:53pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Papa,
In my post I said Bulls should merge with KEIGHLEY not Halifax.So,where did Axelf get that I thought the Bulls should merge with HALIFAX and play at the SHAY.That is the question you should be asking him.You will have to wait though he will still be in Wetherspoons
Why would Keighley who are doing ok on their own merits and will probably be in the same league as Bradford next season want to merge?
Keighley hate Bradford from what happened at the birth of Super League. If they merged no Keighley fan would go watch the new club.
It's a total non starter.
Heres to Keighley flying the flag for Bradford metropoliton council wgen the game goes part time again.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Papa, In my post I said Bulls should merge with KEIGHLEY not Halifax.So,where did Axelf get that I thought the Bulls should merge with HALIFAX and play at the SHAY.That is the question you should be asking him.You will have to wait though he will still be in Wetherspoons[/p][/quote]Why would Keighley who are doing ok on their own merits and will probably be in the same league as Bradford next season want to merge? Keighley hate Bradford from what happened at the birth of Super League. If they merged no Keighley fan would go watch the new club. It's a total non starter.[/p][/quote]Heres to Keighley flying the flag for Bradford metropoliton council wgen the game goes part time again. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 2

5:59pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Mike Strutter wrote:
GC BD4 wrote:
I agree with most of you, but Marc Green what do we really know of this guy. Has he got the finances to sustain the future of Bradford Bulls, what does he know about Rugby Leaque. Is he a Muppet or Puppet of a third party who is only interested in redevelopment of Odsal for reasons other than Rugby Leaque. He is a front man, who works for profit, ask yourselves a Spurs supporter who lives in LEEDS and worships Mr Bates ( ex Chelsea & Leeds ) . What have we inherited here at Ideal, I say stick to your Security Company Mr. Green, rugby leaque is not for you.













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He's also rumoured to be a Rhinos fan ( he's kept that quiet)
Yes that has been doing the rounds. Maybe the Bullys are in for another roller coaster ride with more downs than ups.

They should stop moaning and just accept Valley Parade or just settle for Horsefall as it is. Well its on the right side of Bradford.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GC BD4[/bold] wrote: I agree with most of you, but Marc Green what do we really know of this guy. Has he got the finances to sustain the future of Bradford Bulls, what does he know about Rugby Leaque. Is he a Muppet or Puppet of a third party who is only interested in redevelopment of Odsal for reasons other than Rugby Leaque. He is a front man, who works for profit, ask yourselves a Spurs supporter who lives in LEEDS and worships Mr Bates ( ex Chelsea & Leeds ) . What have we inherited here at Ideal, I say stick to your Security Company Mr. Green, rugby leaque is not for you. .[/p][/quote]He's also rumoured to be a Rhinos fan ( he's kept that quiet)[/p][/quote]Yes that has been doing the rounds. Maybe the Bullys are in for another roller coaster ride with more downs than ups. They should stop moaning and just accept Valley Parade or just settle for Horsefall as it is. Well its on the right side of Bradford. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 2

6:07pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

maniacpony wrote:
Bradford City have screwed themselves by selling off their Kop Car park, making it very difficult / expensive to film matches at Valley parade with an outside broadcast. So if the Bulls did ground share, broadcasters would probably think twice before wanting to film matches, and then bang goes that extra TV revenue. Still, if they are out of superleague by then, it wont be a problem!
Thats a dtrange carry on when City were live on Sky against Coventry and the trucks were parked up in the main stand car park.
But you don't see a lot of Sky games with the RL Championship and all the gear there for an outside broadcast so it won't matter really.
[quote][p][bold]maniacpony[/bold] wrote: Bradford City have screwed themselves by selling off their Kop Car park, making it very difficult / expensive to film matches at Valley parade with an outside broadcast. So if the Bulls did ground share, broadcasters would probably think twice before wanting to film matches, and then bang goes that extra TV revenue. Still, if they are out of superleague by then, it wont be a problem![/p][/quote]Thats a dtrange carry on when City were live on Sky against Coventry and the trucks were parked up in the main stand car park. But you don't see a lot of Sky games with the RL Championship and all the gear there for an outside broadcast so it won't matter really. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 0

11:37am Sun 20 Apr 14

Videoref says...

northern pig wrote:
Solomon Grundy wrote:
Agreed in full. We need to buy some players immediately and worry about the lease later. It is not the priority. Bulls forever!
I agree entirely but who is available at this moment in time! You just cannot start tapping guys up who are contracted to other clubs.The players we lost wanted to go because of the circumstances and i for one don't blame them.They had families to look after.So give us some names of the players who you would bring in.
With Wakey being vulnerable, maybe Sammt & Scruton are available!
[quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Solomon Grundy[/bold] wrote: Agreed in full. We need to buy some players immediately and worry about the lease later. It is not the priority. Bulls forever![/p][/quote]I agree entirely but who is available at this moment in time! You just cannot start tapping guys up who are contracted to other clubs.The players we lost wanted to go because of the circumstances and i for one don't blame them.They had families to look after.So give us some names of the players who you would bring in.[/p][/quote]With Wakey being vulnerable, maybe Sammt & Scruton are available! Videoref
  • Score: 1

12:31am Mon 21 Apr 14

portugalbull says...

Managements first priority should be to try and avoid relegation. This can only be achieved by strengthening the coaching and playing staff. With the small squad, injuries as at present give us no chance. Equally FC needs the advise and assistance of a more experienced coach as
Managements first priority should be to try and avoid relegation. This can only be achieved by strengthening the coaching and playing staff. With the small squad, injuries as at present give us no chance. Equally FC needs the advise and assistance of a more experienced coach as portugalbull
  • Score: 0

12:54am Mon 21 Apr 14

portugalbull says...

portugalbull wrote:
Managements first priority should be to try and avoid relegation. This can only be achieved by strengthening the coaching and playing staff. With the small squad, injuries as at present give us no chance. Equally FC needs the advise and assistance of a more experienced coach as
St Hilaire is no defence coach. Noble and Elliot are both available and could be brought in as Consultant / assistant to end of season.
Second priority should be sponsorships and any means to bring in monies to the club so we don't go down the same road again.
Leave the lease with the RFL until a study can be done to see the best option of where to play can be determined. Odsal, VP or other options, after all the rent as I understand at 75k a year is small compared with buy back and development costs. The supporters have put up with Osdal as it is for long enough but a little longer whilst the management makes studies, plans and decisions would be accepted.
[quote][p][bold]portugalbull[/bold] wrote: Managements first priority should be to try and avoid relegation. This can only be achieved by strengthening the coaching and playing staff. With the small squad, injuries as at present give us no chance. Equally FC needs the advise and assistance of a more experienced coach as[/p][/quote]St Hilaire is no defence coach. Noble and Elliot are both available and could be brought in as Consultant / assistant to end of season. Second priority should be sponsorships and any means to bring in monies to the club so we don't go down the same road again. Leave the lease with the RFL until a study can be done to see the best option of where to play can be determined. Odsal, VP or other options, after all the rent as I understand at 75k a year is small compared with buy back and development costs. The supporters have put up with Osdal as it is for long enough but a little longer whilst the management makes studies, plans and decisions would be accepted. portugalbull
  • Score: 0

10:20am Tue 22 Apr 14

tyker2 says...

would city want the bulls at VP again: would the bulls pay a proper rent?
would city want the bulls at VP again: would the bulls pay a proper rent? tyker2
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