Bradford Bulls want to track down tearful young fan and "put smile back on his face"

Emotions running high as the Bulls are relegated.

Emotions running high as the Bulls are relegated.

First published in News

Bradford Bulls want to track down a young fan left distraught by the club's relegation and help "put the smile back on his face."

The Bulls went down for the first time in their Super League history at the John Smith's stadium in Huddersfield on Sunday afternoon, and it was all too much for one young supporter who was pictured in tears in yesterday's Telegraph & Argus.

Despite the crushing 52-26 defeat to Huddersfield Giants, fans stood by the team and belted out "Bradford 'til I die" on numerous occasions during the second half of the dramatic game.

There had been a glimmer of hope during the first half as the Bulls took the lead on three occasions, but they eventually lost their brave fight to stay in the top flight, leading to tears in the stands.

A club spokesman said: "We want to find the young lad and try to put a smile back on his face.

"We want our fans to feel wanted and be a part of the future of the club."

The fan's family can contact the club on info@bradfordbulls.co.uk.

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8:43am Tue 22 Jul 14

Worstbus says...

Bullocks want to track down young fan to see if they can have his pocket money.
Bullocks want to track down young fan to see if they can have his pocket money. Worstbus
  • Score: -42

10:45am Tue 22 Jul 14

Bullmaniac says...

I must admit I shed a tear when we lost in the 1999 Grand Final - obviously in slightly different circumstaces. A word of advice to the young man, stick by the club and the future glories will be even more sweet.

To all those nay sayers and doom merchants who have nothing constructive to say, unless you have any meaningful input then please shut up. There are too many people who talk a lot but have very little in the way of action, and this has been the main reason why the club has found itself in the second division. To get back to the glory days the club needs the 'Holy Trinity' working together and heading in the right direction - the board, team and fans need to stick together and come through what will be a difficult 12 months.
I must admit I shed a tear when we lost in the 1999 Grand Final - obviously in slightly different circumstaces. A word of advice to the young man, stick by the club and the future glories will be even more sweet. To all those nay sayers and doom merchants who have nothing constructive to say, unless you have any meaningful input then please shut up. There are too many people who talk a lot but have very little in the way of action, and this has been the main reason why the club has found itself in the second division. To get back to the glory days the club needs the 'Holy Trinity' working together and heading in the right direction - the board, team and fans need to stick together and come through what will be a difficult 12 months. Bullmaniac
  • Score: 14

10:52am Tue 22 Jul 14

Albion. says...

Bullmaniac wrote:
I must admit I shed a tear when we lost in the 1999 Grand Final - obviously in slightly different circumstaces. A word of advice to the young man, stick by the club and the future glories will be even more sweet.

To all those nay sayers and doom merchants who have nothing constructive to say, unless you have any meaningful input then please shut up. There are too many people who talk a lot but have very little in the way of action, and this has been the main reason why the club has found itself in the second division. To get back to the glory days the club needs the 'Holy Trinity' working together and heading in the right direction - the board, team and fans need to stick together and come through what will be a difficult 12 months.
Surely the "main reason" was poor running of the club. People pay a lot of money to watch and support, surely they are entitled to be as critical as they wish.
[quote][p][bold]Bullmaniac[/bold] wrote: I must admit I shed a tear when we lost in the 1999 Grand Final - obviously in slightly different circumstaces. A word of advice to the young man, stick by the club and the future glories will be even more sweet. To all those nay sayers and doom merchants who have nothing constructive to say, unless you have any meaningful input then please shut up. There are too many people who talk a lot but have very little in the way of action, and this has been the main reason why the club has found itself in the second division. To get back to the glory days the club needs the 'Holy Trinity' working together and heading in the right direction - the board, team and fans need to stick together and come through what will be a difficult 12 months.[/p][/quote]Surely the "main reason" was poor running of the club. People pay a lot of money to watch and support, surely they are entitled to be as critical as they wish. Albion.
  • Score: 6

11:34am Tue 22 Jul 14

axelf1963 says...

Apparently the poor lad did this at every match because his mum made him go watch bulls instead of a good team.
Apparently the poor lad did this at every match because his mum made him go watch bulls instead of a good team. axelf1963
  • Score: -12

1:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Bradford Bulls want to track down tearful young fan and "put smile back on his face"


What ? - by losing again ?
[quote]Bradford Bulls want to track down tearful young fan and "put smile back on his face" [/quote] What ? - by losing again ? Robin of Loxley
  • Score: -5

1:56pm Tue 22 Jul 14

northern pig says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Apparently the poor lad did this at every match because his mum made him go watch bulls instead of a good team.
Cheap shot! the kid was in bits. What else do you get off on.W*nk*r
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Apparently the poor lad did this at every match because his mum made him go watch bulls instead of a good team.[/p][/quote]Cheap shot! the kid was in bits. What else do you get off on.W*nk*r northern pig
  • Score: 8

2:03pm Tue 22 Jul 14

fisherman Steve says...

It's Rob Burrows he was hoping to sign next season. Never mind lad
It's Rob Burrows he was hoping to sign next season. Never mind lad fisherman Steve
  • Score: 0

2:49pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Bullmaniac says...

fisherman Steve wrote:
It's Rob Burrows he was hoping to sign next season. Never mind lad
Sums up how much you know about the sport then. You'd probably confuse the third in line to the throne with Stanley Gene.
[quote][p][bold]fisherman Steve[/bold] wrote: It's Rob Burrows he was hoping to sign next season. Never mind lad[/p][/quote]Sums up how much you know about the sport then. You'd probably confuse the third in line to the throne with Stanley Gene. Bullmaniac
  • Score: 1

3:05pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Pablo says...

The little lad was crying because his mum had told him they were going to watch Dudley Hill.
The little lad was crying because his mum had told him they were going to watch Dudley Hill. Pablo
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

axelf1963 says...

Big man northern pig in abuse because his team relegated shocker
Big man northern pig in abuse because his team relegated shocker axelf1963
  • Score: -5

4:07pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Bullmaniac says...

Albion. wrote:
Bullmaniac wrote:
I must admit I shed a tear when we lost in the 1999 Grand Final - obviously in slightly different circumstaces. A word of advice to the young man, stick by the club and the future glories will be even more sweet.

To all those nay sayers and doom merchants who have nothing constructive to say, unless you have any meaningful input then please shut up. There are too many people who talk a lot but have very little in the way of action, and this has been the main reason why the club has found itself in the second division. To get back to the glory days the club needs the 'Holy Trinity' working together and heading in the right direction - the board, team and fans need to stick together and come through what will be a difficult 12 months.
Surely the "main reason" was poor running of the club. People pay a lot of money to watch and support, surely they are entitled to be as critical as they wish.
There's being critical and talking utter tripe. Unfortunately most comments on this site fall under the latter due to the number of trolls (or number of usernames at least) that spout rubbish. Complaining about the mismanagement of the past will do absolutely nothing to improve the clubs fortunes. Contacting the club or Bullbuilder and saying I would like to offer my services/support to help the club in 2015 is the only way of helping the situation.

Do you think W.S. Churchil, Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela sat there bemoaning the fact they've been treated harshly in the past? No they actually got off there arses and did something about the situation they found themselves in.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bullmaniac[/bold] wrote: I must admit I shed a tear when we lost in the 1999 Grand Final - obviously in slightly different circumstaces. A word of advice to the young man, stick by the club and the future glories will be even more sweet. To all those nay sayers and doom merchants who have nothing constructive to say, unless you have any meaningful input then please shut up. There are too many people who talk a lot but have very little in the way of action, and this has been the main reason why the club has found itself in the second division. To get back to the glory days the club needs the 'Holy Trinity' working together and heading in the right direction - the board, team and fans need to stick together and come through what will be a difficult 12 months.[/p][/quote]Surely the "main reason" was poor running of the club. People pay a lot of money to watch and support, surely they are entitled to be as critical as they wish.[/p][/quote]There's being critical and talking utter tripe. Unfortunately most comments on this site fall under the latter due to the number of trolls (or number of usernames at least) that spout rubbish. Complaining about the mismanagement of the past will do absolutely nothing to improve the clubs fortunes. Contacting the club or Bullbuilder and saying I would like to offer my services/support to help the club in 2015 is the only way of helping the situation. Do you think W.S. Churchil, Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela sat there bemoaning the fact they've been treated harshly in the past? No they actually got off there arses and did something about the situation they found themselves in. Bullmaniac
  • Score: 5

4:22pm Tue 22 Jul 14

northern pig says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Big man northern pig in abuse because his team relegated shocker
Watched them since 1960, I have no worries seen it all,good and bad.My team from the cradle to the grave!!
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Big man northern pig in abuse because his team relegated shocker[/p][/quote]Watched them since 1960, I have no worries seen it all,good and bad.My team from the cradle to the grave!! northern pig
  • Score: 9

4:36pm Tue 22 Jul 14

thelastmanstanding says...

Albion. wrote:
Bullmaniac wrote:
I must admit I shed a tear when we lost in the 1999 Grand Final - obviously in slightly different circumstaces. A word of advice to the young man, stick by the club and the future glories will be even more sweet.

To all those nay sayers and doom merchants who have nothing constructive to say, unless you have any meaningful input then please shut up. There are too many people who talk a lot but have very little in the way of action, and this has been the main reason why the club has found itself in the second division. To get back to the glory days the club needs the 'Holy Trinity' working together and heading in the right direction - the board, team and fans need to stick together and come through what will be a difficult 12 months.
Surely the "main reason" was poor running of the club. People pay a lot of money to watch and support, surely they are entitled to be as critical as they wish.
Indeed Albion. Omar Kahn took over and I knew then there would be trouble. The T&A trumpeted this man as the saviour of rugby in Bradford. If this had worked out, their agenda would've been served.

Sadly it ended only in embarrassment for them. Omar Kahn is an archetypical conman and his restaurant that is in his nephew's name (for tax evasion reasons) was shut down by health inspectors for a long-standing rat infestation.

The club does reap what it sows, and I guess this is what happens when through sheer desperation, they sell their soul to Shaytan.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bullmaniac[/bold] wrote: I must admit I shed a tear when we lost in the 1999 Grand Final - obviously in slightly different circumstaces. A word of advice to the young man, stick by the club and the future glories will be even more sweet. To all those nay sayers and doom merchants who have nothing constructive to say, unless you have any meaningful input then please shut up. There are too many people who talk a lot but have very little in the way of action, and this has been the main reason why the club has found itself in the second division. To get back to the glory days the club needs the 'Holy Trinity' working together and heading in the right direction - the board, team and fans need to stick together and come through what will be a difficult 12 months.[/p][/quote]Surely the "main reason" was poor running of the club. People pay a lot of money to watch and support, surely they are entitled to be as critical as they wish.[/p][/quote]Indeed Albion. Omar Kahn took over and I knew then there would be trouble. The T&A trumpeted this man as the saviour of rugby in Bradford. If this had worked out, their agenda would've been served. Sadly it ended only in embarrassment for them. Omar Kahn is an archetypical conman and his restaurant that is in his nephew's name (for tax evasion reasons) was shut down by health inspectors for a long-standing rat infestation. The club does reap what it sows, and I guess this is what happens when through sheer desperation, they sell their soul to Shaytan. thelastmanstanding
  • Score: -2

5:24pm Tue 22 Jul 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

Personally that picture tells me the lad has just been seriously reprimanded by his mum looking at her body language, or his first tooth fell out. He doesn't look old enough to fully understand the implications of relegation, I know most kids that age wouldn't so I'd be surprised he'd be crying over that. Just another made up story from a random photo. I'm looking forward to what the bulls have to offer me and 5000 other fans as we all cry at the final hooter against Wigan!!!!
Personally that picture tells me the lad has just been seriously reprimanded by his mum looking at her body language, or his first tooth fell out. He doesn't look old enough to fully understand the implications of relegation, I know most kids that age wouldn't so I'd be surprised he'd be crying over that. Just another made up story from a random photo. I'm looking forward to what the bulls have to offer me and 5000 other fans as we all cry at the final hooter against Wigan!!!! BirchLane-1964
  • Score: 10

6:14pm Tue 22 Jul 14

topbombing says...

It looks like he's just been told off !!!
It looks like he's just been told off !!! topbombing
  • Score: 1

7:13pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Worstbus says...

Poor lad upset because his parents make him wear that shirt and his mates take the pith out of him.
Poor lad upset because his parents make him wear that shirt and his mates take the pith out of him. Worstbus
  • Score: -1

8:00pm Tue 22 Jul 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

Worstbus wrote:
Poor lad upset because his parents make him wear that shirt and his mates take the pith out of him.
And this coming from a part time cougar fan with no mates to start with
[quote][p][bold]Worstbus[/bold] wrote: Poor lad upset because his parents make him wear that shirt and his mates take the pith out of him.[/p][/quote]And this coming from a part time cougar fan with no mates to start with BirchLane-1964
  • Score: 9

7:38am Wed 23 Jul 14

fisherman Steve says...

Bullmaniac wrote:
fisherman Steve wrote:
It's Rob Burrows he was hoping to sign next season. Never mind lad
Sums up how much you know about the sport then. You'd probably confuse the third in line to the throne with Stanley Gene.
Dont be silly everyone knows Stanley and Gene sit in the stand and are not related to royalty. Bullmaniac you need to take a chill pill and take the positive approach. Bulls have gone down mainly because of the administration of the club and partly because of some players lack of passion and commitment. The bright side is Bradford will have a reasonably strong team next year with players who want to be at Bradford no matter what division, give the fans something to cheer about with hopefully regular wins. Bradford will come back up reborn the following season. A fan loves his team no matter what division and will support them to the end. A fan should also have a sense of humor to get through the bad times. However a fan pays his money and is entitled to comment on his team or make light of a kid who probably was crying because he could not have some sweets. The press jump on it and make up a story then the more gullible jump on it and accuse people of having no scruples.
[quote][p][bold]Bullmaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fisherman Steve[/bold] wrote: It's Rob Burrows he was hoping to sign next season. Never mind lad[/p][/quote]Sums up how much you know about the sport then. You'd probably confuse the third in line to the throne with Stanley Gene.[/p][/quote]Dont be silly everyone knows Stanley and Gene sit in the stand and are not related to royalty. Bullmaniac you need to take a chill pill and take the positive approach. Bulls have gone down mainly because of the administration of the club and partly because of some players lack of passion and commitment. The bright side is Bradford will have a reasonably strong team next year with players who want to be at Bradford no matter what division, give the fans something to cheer about with hopefully regular wins. Bradford will come back up reborn the following season. A fan loves his team no matter what division and will support them to the end. A fan should also have a sense of humor to get through the bad times. However a fan pays his money and is entitled to comment on his team or make light of a kid who probably was crying because he could not have some sweets. The press jump on it and make up a story then the more gullible jump on it and accuse people of having no scruples. fisherman Steve
  • Score: 1

6:07pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Worstbus says...

What utter trash, a fan loves his team regardless of what division they're in. So where are all your glory supporters then? Your attendances are pathetic, and will be even worse when your in the division that you deserve to be in next season.
What utter trash, a fan loves his team regardless of what division they're in. So where are all your glory supporters then? Your attendances are pathetic, and will be even worse when your in the division that you deserve to be in next season. Worstbus
  • Score: -1

6:47pm Wed 23 Jul 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

Worstbus wrote:
What utter trash, a fan loves his team regardless of what division they're in. So where are all your glory supporters then? Your attendances are pathetic, and will be even worse when your in the division that you deserve to be in next season.
Apart from your last paragraph I hate to have to agree with you. Loyal fans will follow their team no matter what and you're right, 17000 plus fans down to 5 or 6 hardcore is pathetic. Always fickle no matter what team it is but you can hardly blame many Of those wanting to pay ridiculous gate fees these days to watch a consistent losing side on the back of a major recession. The good days will return one day but a long way off at the minute
[quote][p][bold]Worstbus[/bold] wrote: What utter trash, a fan loves his team regardless of what division they're in. So where are all your glory supporters then? Your attendances are pathetic, and will be even worse when your in the division that you deserve to be in next season.[/p][/quote]Apart from your last paragraph I hate to have to agree with you. Loyal fans will follow their team no matter what and you're right, 17000 plus fans down to 5 or 6 hardcore is pathetic. Always fickle no matter what team it is but you can hardly blame many Of those wanting to pay ridiculous gate fees these days to watch a consistent losing side on the back of a major recession. The good days will return one day but a long way off at the minute BirchLane-1964
  • Score: 1

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