New ownership of Bradford Bulls is ratified by governing body

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Bradford Bulls’ change of ownership has this afternoon been ratified by the sport’s governing body.

The Rugby Football League has given its seal of approval to the Super League club’s new board of directors, exactly a month after former boss Omar Khan dramatically stood down.

The new owners, Ryan Whitcut, Mark Moore, Ian Watt and Andrew Calvert, and chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul met RFL chiefs on Tuesday to discuss their business plan and proof of funding and today had their takeover confirmed.

Mr Moore said: “We were confident that we had provided the governing body what they required to allow us to take control of the club but the formal ratification given to us today means we can carry on with the process of rebuilding the Bulls brand.

“I am sure there are exciting times ahead for all Bulls supporters who can now purchase their season tickets with full confidence in the knowledge that the club will be in what is setting up to be the biggest and most exciting Super League season in its history.”

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9:27pm Fri 25 Oct 13

spanglishbull.uk says...

I do not believe there is not one single comment from the Bulls supporters on this super news.
I do not believe there is not one single comment from the Bulls supporters on this super news. spanglishbull.uk
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9:43pm Fri 25 Oct 13

theviking62 says...

They've only just let us, Spanglish. We're here to stay. COYB. Some ripe comments on Love Rugby league on fbook.
They've only just let us, Spanglish. We're here to stay. COYB. Some ripe comments on Love Rugby league on fbook. theviking62
  • Score: 1

10:05pm Fri 25 Oct 13

Mumby was the best says...

Brilliant news. Still think we should realise how much Omar did to save the club. Now lets move forward and upwards COYB
Brilliant news. Still think we should realise how much Omar did to save the club. Now lets move forward and upwards COYB Mumby was the best
  • Score: 5

7:34am Sat 26 Oct 13

Solomon Grundy says...

Excellent news, always going to happen but good to know all the same. Upward and onward into 2014 COYB!!!
Excellent news, always going to happen but good to know all the same. Upward and onward into 2014 COYB!!! Solomon Grundy
  • Score: 3

9:19am Sat 26 Oct 13

bartsbull says...

Great news best wishes to the new owners now we can realy start to move forward and many thanks to Omar for all his effort in keeping the club going

A good team of the field and a good side coming together on the field as the song goes things can only get better some very good signings made and others to be anounced

The Bulls are Rising from there sleep and will only get stronger as we move forward lets all get our season tickets and back the board and team we have all got ours coyb
Great news best wishes to the new owners now we can realy start to move forward and many thanks to Omar for all his effort in keeping the club going A good team of the field and a good side coming together on the field as the song goes things can only get better some very good signings made and others to be anounced The Bulls are Rising from there sleep and will only get stronger as we move forward lets all get our season tickets and back the board and team we have all got ours coyb bartsbull
  • Score: 5

9:31am Sat 26 Oct 13

Adeybull says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
I do not believe there is not one single comment from the Bulls supporters on this super news.
Doubtless because virtually all decent Bulls supporters despaired of this forum a long time ago. It has been allowed to become a medium for the nasty, mean, unpleasant excrement from assorted malcontents, enemies and fruit cakes many of whom are clearly not wired up right.

Big respect to the handful who try to make this forum work as a decent place to discuss Bulls issues sensibly, but its a very lonely furrow you plough. Too many normal folk have long given up posting.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: I do not believe there is not one single comment from the Bulls supporters on this super news.[/p][/quote]Doubtless because virtually all decent Bulls supporters despaired of this forum a long time ago. It has been allowed to become a medium for the nasty, mean, unpleasant excrement from assorted malcontents, enemies and fruit cakes many of whom are clearly not wired up right. Big respect to the handful who try to make this forum work as a decent place to discuss Bulls issues sensibly, but its a very lonely furrow you plough. Too many normal folk have long given up posting. Adeybull
  • Score: 8

10:00am Sat 26 Oct 13

Prycey says...

Spot on AdeyBull. This site has become just another advertising page that the TandA need for viewing click revenue which is why they allow anyone on as it brings in money.
Spot on AdeyBull. This site has become just another advertising page that the TandA need for viewing click revenue which is why they allow anyone on as it brings in money. Prycey
  • Score: 3

12:24pm Sat 26 Oct 13

spanglishbull.uk says...

Fully agree Adey and Prycey, Hopefully the Rhino is locked away for the winter now that all his predictions are wrong and his team won the same as the Bulls. Nothing
Fully agree Adey and Prycey, Hopefully the Rhino is locked away for the winter now that all his predictions are wrong and his team won the same as the Bulls. Nothing spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 4

4:45pm Sat 26 Oct 13

-HCK3R- says...

Good news......but surely there has been a mistake .....after all the know it all experts who normally sit waiting for any Bulls story to appear so they can comment on it have been saying it wasn't going to happen ...........surely they can't have wrong !!!!!
Good news......but surely there has been a mistake .....after all the know it all experts who normally sit waiting for any Bulls story to appear so they can comment on it have been saying it wasn't going to happen ...........surely they can't have wrong !!!!! -HCK3R-
  • Score: 3

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