‘Mark Moore quit Bradford Bulls board three weeks ago’

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Crisis talks which could determine the ownership of Bradford Bulls were resuming today as it was revealed that club chairman Mark Moore resigned as a director of the club almost three weeks ago.

A document filed at Companies House on Monday shows the Bedzrus owner’s appointment as director of OK Bulls Limited was terminated on Friday, December 20 – four days before he and fellow directors Ian Watt and Andrew Calvert announced on Christmas Eve they were to stand down .

On Monday, December 30, the trio then went on to reveal in a statement that they would continue to “direct” the business after a meeting was held with the RFL and majority shareholder Omar Khan in a bid to resolve a dispute over a transfer of shares.

Those talks, described as “constructive”, were expected to resume today and a statement from the club is expected after the meeting.

As the Telegraph & Argus reported yesterday, paperwork surrounding Mr Moore’s directorship was received by Companies House on Monday, although the details were not available to view.

The document became available yesterday and gives his ‘termination date’ as December 20.

It is understood that Mr Moore will not be present at today’s meeting but is still involved in running the club.

His decision to stand down as a director is thought to be linked to the legal action being taken against him and former general manager Ryan Whitcut by Mr Khan.

The dispute centres on Mr Khan’s refusal to transfer his stake in the club, claiming Mr Moore and former director Mr Whitcut have not paid him an agreed undisclosed sum for the sale of the business.

Mr Moore and Mr Watt and Mr Calvert – who later joined as investors – say they found “massive holes” in the club’s finances.

The RFL has been working with all parties to resolve the issue.

Mr Moore last night said he was not able to comment, while the club – when asked a number of questions about Mr Moore’s role – repeated its previous statement: “Bradford Bulls cannot comment at this time as external communication may harm the productive, ongoing discussion between all parties.”

A ‘current appointments record’ at Companies House shows Mr Calvert and Mr Watt are the directors of OK Bulls Limited.

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11:15am Thu 9 Jan 14

vikksy says...

Have faith
Have faith vikksy
  • Score: 1

11:57am Thu 9 Jan 14

Shipley Paul says...

Sounds like standard business practice to me. We can read all we like into the situation, but we don't know the details behind the speculation. Until the final deal is struck, which it will be, it's pointless making conjecture.
Sounds like standard business practice to me. We can read all we like into the situation, but we don't know the details behind the speculation. Until the final deal is struck, which it will be, it's pointless making conjecture. Shipley Paul
  • Score: 9

12:05pm Thu 9 Jan 14

bully4us says...

Who knows, he may come back once OK is out of the way. This is all still part of the game that is being played behind closed doors. It won't be told to us till it is all signed and sealed I would think - and then we will only be told what we need and not the personal details - which is how business is done. All we need is a team worth watching and what goes on in the boardroom can stay there.
Who knows, he may come back once OK is out of the way. This is all still part of the game that is being played behind closed doors. It won't be told to us till it is all signed and sealed I would think - and then we will only be told what we need and not the personal details - which is how business is done. All we need is a team worth watching and what goes on in the boardroom can stay there. bully4us
  • Score: 11

3:25pm Thu 9 Jan 14

raisemeup says...

bully4us wrote:
Who knows, he may come back once OK is out of the way. This is all still part of the game that is being played behind closed doors. It won't be told to us till it is all signed and sealed I would think - and then we will only be told what we need and not the personal details - which is how business is done. All we need is a team worth watching and what goes on in the boardroom can stay there.
As we say "Fat Ladies and singing comes to mind" Personally I wish she'd hurry up.
It's as if slimming world were heavily involved, and we are waiting for the optimum weight to be reached????
[quote][p][bold]bully4us[/bold] wrote: Who knows, he may come back once OK is out of the way. This is all still part of the game that is being played behind closed doors. It won't be told to us till it is all signed and sealed I would think - and then we will only be told what we need and not the personal details - which is how business is done. All we need is a team worth watching and what goes on in the boardroom can stay there.[/p][/quote]As we say "Fat Ladies and singing comes to mind" Personally I wish she'd hurry up. It's as if slimming world were heavily involved, and we are waiting for the optimum weight to be reached???? raisemeup
  • Score: 2

4:16pm Thu 9 Jan 14

theoutsider says...

Come on everyone at Bulls lets get this sorted out and the future of Odsal. Sooner the better and we can all sit down and talk Speedway and Stocks.
Come on everyone at Bulls lets get this sorted out and the future of Odsal. Sooner the better and we can all sit down and talk Speedway and Stocks. theoutsider
  • Score: -3

8:55pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Ship rock says...

Now speedway and stockcar now that make me giddy like a school kid, the revenue from this sports using bulls facilities can only be beneficial COYB
Now speedway and stockcar now that make me giddy like a school kid, the revenue from this sports using bulls facilities can only be beneficial COYB Ship rock
  • Score: -2

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