Restaurant boss will be unveiled as new owner at Bradford Bulls' match at Odsal today

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Omar Khan, the new owner of Bradford Bulls Omar Khan, the new owner of Bradford Bulls

Long-awaited salvation was finally secured for stricken Bradford Bulls last night amid threats the club’s administrator would liquidate the famous rugby league club.

Bradford restaurants boss Omar Khan will be officially unveiled as the new club owner during the Super League side’s clash with Hull FC today - but it is understood a deal was only struck after administrators at The P&A Partnership threatened to pull the plug on the financially-crippled side.

Speaking exclusively to the Telegraph & Argus shortly after ownership of the club was transferred last night, Mr Khan spoke of his “excitement and exhaustion” after almost two months of negotiations and revealed his plan to build “the Wembley of the North”.

“I want to create a sports arena. We have been talking about this for a long time but nothing has ever been done. This is our chance to achieve this and I will do this if this is the last thing I do.”

Bulls fan Mr Khan, whose bid has been supported by former Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe - now the club's honorary chairman, said he decided to enter the race to save the crisis-torn club from collapse - competing with Bulls’ sporting rivals Bradford Park Avenue and Bradford City - because it is “part of our heritage and we can’t lose that”.

He pledged to invest in the future of the Super League side, put it back on a “solid foundation” and urged the Bradford community to support his vision.

“I believe we can make the Bulls a truly great club at the heart of our community,” he said.

“But I can’t do that alone and need the support of the people of Bradford - fans, businesses, residents. Together, there is nothing we can’t achieve.

“I want the fans and community to be at the heart of this club. That’s my vision. I’m very passionate about Bradford.”

Bradford South Labour MP Mr Sutcliffe said he and Mr Khan were happy to have saved the club from liquidation and looked forward to working with fans and “everyone who cares about sport in Bradford”.

But a Rugby Football League chief last night warned the “hard work starts now” in Bulls’ battle to stay in the top-flight - with its future in the Super League in doubt.

The governing body’s director of licensing and standards Blake Solly, who has been working closely with all parties since news of the Bulls’ financial crisis broke in the Telegraph & Argus on March 27, said: “The future of Bradford Bulls is so vital to the future of the sport – whatever division they are in.

“That was one of the reasons why Super League Europe put forward a bid to purchase the club from the administrator.

“It’s unthinkable that there could be no professional rugby league team in Bradford and the two really strong bids from Bradford Park Avenue and Omar Khan and Gerry Sutcliffe were testament to that.”

However, he said it was “too early to say” if the club would remain in the top-flight next season.

Asked what it would take to enable the side to stay in Super League, Mr Solly replied: “Once the transfer of the ownership is complete, the hard work of retaining the club’s Super League status will begin in earnest.

“The new owners are going to have to put the hard yards in.”

It is understood the majority of rival Super League clubs – including the big four of Wigan, Warrington, St Helens and Leeds – want to see Bulls remain in the top-flight, but it is unclear what price that would come at.

Now Bulls’ new owners are in position, a mini round of licensing is expected to take place within the next ten days where the RFL will consider bids from the leading Championship clubs and Bradford as to who is best suited to being the 14th Super League club.

Much of whether the Bulls’ application is successful will depend on the new owners’ ability take the club forward and counter suggestions that entering administration has given it a competitive advantage.

To offset that, Bulls could forego some of their central distribution, such as television monies, sponsorship funds and revenue from the play-off matches and Grand Finals, over the next two years.

Supporters’ trust Bullbuilder, which has played a vital role in raising cash during the Quest for Survival campaign and has since raised around £20,000 for a staff Hardship Fund, welcomed the long-awaited change of ownership and said it hoped it could work closely with Mr Khan and Mr Sutcliffe.

Spokesman Michael Farren said: “Safeguarding the future of Bradford Bulls was paramount and hopefully the new owners can now take the club forward to ensure we remain in Super League.”

Bulls’ coach Mick Potter, who has been working on a voluntary basis since being made redundant by administrator Brendan Guilfoyle, greeted news of a change of ownership with cautious optimism and said the new era could yet open the door for him to be reinstated as a paid coach.

The Australian has been linked to the vacant New Zealand Warriors’ job, but Mr Sutcliffe stated earlier this week that he hoped Mr Potter would stay at Odsal .

“It looks positive and I would certainly talk to the proposed new owners to see what their plans were for the club before I worry about myself,” he said.

“Their credentials are good as far as business is concerned and understanding politics.

“At the moment, I’m in the dark to a degree as to what’s going to happen and what job roles are going to be allocated to whom in any new set-up.

“Let’s take one step at a time and see what happens.”

Jont administrator Brendan Guilfoyle said: “This is a great achievement for Bradford Bulls, the players, fans and the city of Bradford.

“My main duty as administrator is to get the best return for creditors - and this was the best deal on the table. Omar Khan has also passed the Rugby Football League’s test as being a ‘fit and proper person’ to run a rugby club as well as being a passionate fan of the Bulls.

“I am really pleased that we were able to retain the playing squad without selling off young stars - which in the end was a crucial decision to achieve the sale.

“There are many people to thank in making this deal possible, not least employees, coaches and the interim chief executive who have all been working without pay. But I’m sure they would join me in saying the fans’ support has been outstanding and they have played a major part in this rescue. And through all this the players have won an extraordinary string of matches."

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11:25am Sat 1 Sep 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.
Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again. Thee Voice of Reason

11:30am Sat 1 Sep 12

AntiDrug says...

We Wait With Bated Breath
What do they mean by, Wembley of the North
Will Speedway Be Reinstated For 1 Of The sports Bradford Tragically lost
Remember Speedway? They made odsal Stadium A Show piece For Sport
Not Just Rugby, It was Passed As a a World Speedway Class Track!!!!
Maybe The Bulls, Should Not Have Been So Keen To Get Rid Of Speedway,It Was NOT Speedwey that ruined the Pitch It Was The Darn Stupid MONSTER TRUCKS Who Ripped up the Turf
We Wait With Bated Breath What do they mean by, Wembley of the North Will Speedway Be Reinstated For 1 Of The sports Bradford Tragically lost Remember Speedway? They made odsal Stadium A Show piece For Sport Not Just Rugby, It was Passed As a a World Speedway Class Track!!!! Maybe The Bulls, Should Not Have Been So Keen To Get Rid Of Speedway,It Was NOT Speedwey that ruined the Pitch It Was The Darn Stupid MONSTER TRUCKS Who Ripped up the Turf AntiDrug

11:33am Sat 1 Sep 12

Rambo says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.
Indeed. The original idea back in the mid-early90s was a good idea proposed before the extensive redevelopment to Old Trafford. However, that one went through look and look at the size of it today and what else they have on other than football.

However because they actually got on with it in Manchester, it was too late for anything to happen in Bradford on a scale to claim to be "Wembley of the North".

Its like the arena in Leeds. A large multi-purpose venue. At the same time there are suitable sites in Bradford for music/performance halls (not arena sized) and they've been left neglected or too rot. Bradford is now too far behind Leeds on a local level in that regard.

Where would the money come from? You'd need a ridiculous amount of it, and it's really not a priority in Bradford. The priority should be sorting out the financial mess and the negative reputation at the Bulls.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.[/p][/quote]Indeed. The original idea back in the mid-early90s was a good idea proposed before the extensive redevelopment to Old Trafford. However, that one went through look and look at the size of it today and what else they have on other than football. However because they actually got on with it in Manchester, it was too late for anything to happen in Bradford on a scale to claim to be "Wembley of the North". Its like the arena in Leeds. A large multi-purpose venue. At the same time there are suitable sites in Bradford for music/performance halls (not arena sized) and they've been left neglected or too rot. Bradford is now too far behind Leeds on a local level in that regard. Where would the money come from? You'd need a ridiculous amount of it, and it's really not a priority in Bradford. The priority should be sorting out the financial mess and the negative reputation at the Bulls. Rambo

11:36am Sat 1 Sep 12

Victor Clayton says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.
just what i thought. also the bit about saving the club - even though there were other interested parties.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.[/p][/quote]just what i thought. also the bit about saving the club - even though there were other interested parties. Victor Clayton

11:41am Sat 1 Sep 12

Steampig says...

Wonder what Caisley and Hood will have to say about this, have they lost all shares in the club ? i hope so, i wouldnt want them having anything more to do with it.
i would also like now to have some investigation in to the running of club by Hood and hios board . where did the money go ?
It's worrying that we have to compete with others now just to stay in suoperleague, Wkey and crusaders didnt have to do that , can any body explain how going in to admin has given us a competative edge ? and why losing central funds will balance that out ? trealistically we have a new owner who has no doubt paid a good figure to off set the previous debts , i cant see how that gives him as a new owner of the club an edge ? losing central funding from the RFL is suely going to damage the start of his tenure and the finances of the club moving forwards
Wonder what Caisley and Hood will have to say about this, have they lost all shares in the club ? i hope so, i wouldnt want them having anything more to do with it. i would also like now to have some investigation in to the running of club by Hood and hios board . where did the money go ? It's worrying that we have to compete with others now just to stay in suoperleague, Wkey and crusaders didnt have to do that , can any body explain how going in to admin has given us a competative edge ? and why losing central funds will balance that out ? trealistically we have a new owner who has no doubt paid a good figure to off set the previous debts , i cant see how that gives him as a new owner of the club an edge ? losing central funding from the RFL is suely going to damage the start of his tenure and the finances of the club moving forwards Steampig

12:07pm Sat 1 Sep 12

thackley says...

i'll say it again --some people are never happy !!
i'll say it again --some people are never happy !! thackley

12:26pm Sat 1 Sep 12

beardedclam says...

Rambo wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.
Indeed. The original idea back in the mid-early90s was a good idea proposed before the extensive redevelopment to Old Trafford. However, that one went through look and look at the size of it today and what else they have on other than football.

However because they actually got on with it in Manchester, it was too late for anything to happen in Bradford on a scale to claim to be "Wembley of the North".

Its like the arena in Leeds. A large multi-purpose venue. At the same time there are suitable sites in Bradford for music/performance halls (not arena sized) and they've been left neglected or too rot. Bradford is now too far behind Leeds on a local level in that regard.

Where would the money come from? You'd need a ridiculous amount of it, and it's really not a priority in Bradford. The priority should be sorting out the financial mess and the negative reputation at the Bulls.
You cannot even compare the idea of the "Wembley of the North" to Old Trafford.
OT was an existing venue that warranted expansion due to a backlog of season ticket demands. Coupled with the financial global success of Man Utd and the Premier League.
The demise of the idea of redevelopment of Odsal has nothing to do with the success of OT.
[quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.[/p][/quote]Indeed. The original idea back in the mid-early90s was a good idea proposed before the extensive redevelopment to Old Trafford. However, that one went through look and look at the size of it today and what else they have on other than football. However because they actually got on with it in Manchester, it was too late for anything to happen in Bradford on a scale to claim to be "Wembley of the North". Its like the arena in Leeds. A large multi-purpose venue. At the same time there are suitable sites in Bradford for music/performance halls (not arena sized) and they've been left neglected or too rot. Bradford is now too far behind Leeds on a local level in that regard. Where would the money come from? You'd need a ridiculous amount of it, and it's really not a priority in Bradford. The priority should be sorting out the financial mess and the negative reputation at the Bulls.[/p][/quote]You cannot even compare the idea of the "Wembley of the North" to Old Trafford. OT was an existing venue that warranted expansion due to a backlog of season ticket demands. Coupled with the financial global success of Man Utd and the Premier League. The demise of the idea of redevelopment of Odsal has nothing to do with the success of OT. beardedclam

12:32pm Sat 1 Sep 12

theviking62 says...

Why do some people bother posting, if all they've got negative thoughts. You'd the same ones that said we wouldn't survive. Accept the fact that we have and move on. Or move off here.
Why do some people bother posting, if all they've got negative thoughts. You'd the same ones that said we wouldn't survive. Accept the fact that we have and move on. Or move off here. theviking62

12:59pm Sat 1 Sep 12

BCFC1234 says...

The only people unhappy about all this are sad City fans. Welcome to our club Mr Khan.
The only people unhappy about all this are sad City fans. Welcome to our club Mr Khan. BCFC1234

1:00pm Sat 1 Sep 12

RuggerTyke says...

This is fantastic news, for both Bulls and the City.

Many successful cities have healthy rivalries, however mostly between Football sides, whereas unlike Leeds where there is a common bond, Bradford is more akin to Wigan with a far more prosperous football side - current climate pertaining.

I would love for this 'Wembley of the North' however City should remain at VP.

If we could create a bridge like Rhinos and Lidds then the City as a whole will be prosperous.

However, the Rhions play at Headingley, which has comprised the lodge and is attached to the Cricket stadium - something we lack in Bradford is a proper county-standard Ground.

Though Park Avenue is more akin to Headingley and not Odsal.

Perhaps Odsal should incorporate some ideas from Headingley first and if it can incorporate a Residential block / Hotel or allow the Coral stand to become a proper banqueting suite a la Valley Parade has, it could thrive and its first priority should be to attain rude health as a club.

Of course the ethnicity of the new owner won't go without notice and I hope he's more Assam of Hull than Kassam of Oxford.
This is fantastic news, for both Bulls and the City. Many successful cities have healthy rivalries, however mostly between Football sides, whereas unlike Leeds where there is a common bond, Bradford is more akin to Wigan with a far more prosperous football side - current climate pertaining. I would love for this 'Wembley of the North' however City should remain at VP. If we could create a bridge like Rhinos and Lidds then the City as a whole will be prosperous. However, the Rhions play at Headingley, which has comprised the lodge and is attached to the Cricket stadium - something we lack in Bradford is a proper county-standard Ground. Though Park Avenue is more akin to Headingley and not Odsal. Perhaps Odsal should incorporate some ideas from Headingley first and if it can incorporate a Residential block / Hotel or allow the Coral stand to become a proper banqueting suite a la Valley Parade has, it could thrive and its first priority should be to attain rude health as a club. Of course the ethnicity of the new owner won't go without notice and I hope he's more Assam of Hull than Kassam of Oxford. RuggerTyke

1:11pm Sat 1 Sep 12

AKKHAN says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.
Lol. I like it. Yes we had that one before.... Well we can dream... The priority is get the basics right first... We dont to see another Westfield shopping centre dream
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.[/p][/quote]Lol. I like it. Yes we had that one before.... Well we can dream... The priority is get the basics right first... We dont to see another Westfield shopping centre dream AKKHAN

1:20pm Sat 1 Sep 12

theviking62 says...

I don't think for one instance, that OK, will miss out on the opportunity to make odsal a 364 day business.
I don't think for one instance, that OK, will miss out on the opportunity to make odsal a 364 day business. theviking62

1:25pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

I said the day the Odeon closed that nothing will have happened to it 10 years down the line and I can safely say that the Wembley of the North will not happen, unless by the Wembley of the north they mean putting a roof on Odsal.
I said the day the Odeon closed that nothing will have happened to it 10 years down the line and I can safely say that the Wembley of the North will not happen, unless by the Wembley of the north they mean putting a roof on Odsal. Thee Voice of Reason

1:29pm Sat 1 Sep 12

theviking62 says...

Rugger tyke, ethnic background, British, I believe.
Rugger tyke, ethnic background, British, I believe. theviking62

1:54pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Mumby was the best says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
I said the day the Odeon closed that nothing will have happened to it 10 years down the line and I can safely say that the Wembley of the North will not happen, unless by the Wembley of the north they mean putting a roof on Odsal.
Why oh why don`t the powers that be listen to you? With your HINDSIGHT this country would not be in the mess it is now.
Anyway can`t wait to celebrate tonight COYB
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: I said the day the Odeon closed that nothing will have happened to it 10 years down the line and I can safely say that the Wembley of the North will not happen, unless by the Wembley of the north they mean putting a roof on Odsal.[/p][/quote]Why oh why don`t the powers that be listen to you? With your HINDSIGHT this country would not be in the mess it is now. Anyway can`t wait to celebrate tonight COYB Mumby was the best

2:51pm Sat 1 Sep 12

theviking62 says...

TVOR, ever the eternal drudge, get over it, the BULLS' survived. Now move on from it. Preferably to the CITY site. " Wembley of the North " was first mooted in 1934, not doubt you moaned about it then. OK, actually says he wants to build a sports arena, for the CITY of BRADFORD. A ground that can be used for semi finals, internationals. Etc. All we can do is imagine, what he means.
TVOR, ever the eternal drudge, get over it, the BULLS' survived. Now move on from it. Preferably to the CITY site. " Wembley of the North " was first mooted in 1934, not doubt you moaned about it then. OK, actually says he wants to build a sports arena, for the CITY of BRADFORD. A ground that can be used for semi finals, internationals. Etc. All we can do is imagine, what he means. theviking62

2:57pm Sat 1 Sep 12

theviking62 says...

Oh, TVOR, if your that good at predicting the future, can you give us tonight's lottery numbers, so we can make a decent donation, to the make Odsal " The Wembley of the North " Fund. Your a right doom merchant. Just get over it, City need you.
Oh, TVOR, if your that good at predicting the future, can you give us tonight's lottery numbers, so we can make a decent donation, to the make Odsal " The Wembley of the North " Fund. Your a right doom merchant. Just get over it, City need you. theviking62

3:33pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Bullcity says...

Delighted that we have new owners --now we must quickly move on & remain in the SL. There are many out there from other less successful clubs ( who have never won anything in SL era) who want us relegated .I believe there is not one team in the current championship who can hold a candle to the Bulls on the playing side.
Please new owners do all you can to ensure that we remain in SL.
Our biggest asset now is our team & the hope it qualifies for the play offs and then makes some progress in the play off tournament .
This will put pressure on the RL to retain us in the SL.
Great news thus far, just now need the old icing on the cake & be granted the chance to stay in the Super League & keep our team & coaching squad together.
COYB
Delighted that we have new owners --now we must quickly move on & remain in the SL. There are many out there from other less successful clubs ( who have never won anything in SL era) who want us relegated .I believe there is not one team in the current championship who can hold a candle to the Bulls on the playing side. Please new owners do all you can to ensure that we remain in SL. Our biggest asset now is our team & the hope it qualifies for the play offs and then makes some progress in the play off tournament . This will put pressure on the RL to retain us in the SL. Great news thus far, just now need the old icing on the cake & be granted the chance to stay in the Super League & keep our team & coaching squad together. COYB Bullcity

3:39pm Sat 1 Sep 12

BCFC LAD says...

Dont be alarmed its not the idiot back its me the IMPOSTER!
What a great day Bulls survive and he is kicked in to touch, dont get much better. So COYB or should it be COYOKB OK.
PS if you want to buy me a pint I will be the guy in a Bulls shirt with a big grin on my face, thats probably 10000 or more come to think about it.
Dont be alarmed its not the idiot back its me the IMPOSTER! What a great day Bulls survive and he is kicked in to touch, dont get much better. So COYB or should it be COYOKB OK. PS if you want to buy me a pint I will be the guy in a Bulls shirt with a big grin on my face, thats probably 10000 or more come to think about it. BCFC LAD

3:44pm Sat 1 Sep 12

raisemeup says...

I despair sometimes in my fellow citizens.

Sitting there over a "hot lap top" dreaming of all the negative responses to a positive happening!
Of course I don't mean all of us, only those that wile away their time with an half empty glass, whislt we can remind ourselves that ours is half full, at the moment and very soon we hope to fill it to the brim.

If you don't have a dream, you don't have a plan...Mr K and Mr S...seem to have both "Wembley" of the North is merely a description of the concept we would all wish for the City of Bradford.

Stop "Nit" picking unless you are one of the many "Nits" we seem to have on the forum.
I despair sometimes in my fellow citizens. Sitting there over a "hot lap top" dreaming of all the negative responses to a positive happening! Of course I don't mean all of us, only those that wile away their time with an half empty glass, whislt we can remind ourselves that ours is half full, at the moment and very soon we hope to fill it to the brim. If you don't have a dream, you don't have a plan...Mr K and Mr S...seem to have both "Wembley" of the North is merely a description of the concept we would all wish for the City of Bradford. Stop "Nit" picking unless you are one of the many "Nits" we seem to have on the forum. raisemeup

3:55pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Yorkshire Lass says...

Good news for the Bulls and Bradford. However Mr Khan, don't let the Council scupper your plans like all the plans that were supposed to happen on this site for the last 25 years. Good luck.
Good news for the Bulls and Bradford. However Mr Khan, don't let the Council scupper your plans like all the plans that were supposed to happen on this site for the last 25 years. Good luck. Yorkshire Lass

3:56pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Mutha.Slimer says...

I look forward to the next couple of years when the turf has been ripped up and we can all enjoy Europes largest asian restaurant.Bradford at its best yum yum.
I look forward to the next couple of years when the turf has been ripped up and we can all enjoy Europes largest asian restaurant.Bradford at its best yum yum. Mutha.Slimer

4:05pm Sat 1 Sep 12

parader no1 says...

Very good news that Bulls have been saved, my only doubt is that I am very sceptical when there are politicians about, I wouldnt trust one as far as I could throw one
Very good news that Bulls have been saved, my only doubt is that I am very sceptical when there are politicians about, I wouldnt trust one as far as I could throw one parader no1

4:10pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Mike Strutter says...

How much has Gerry put in ?

What the **** is an honorary chairman ?

It doesn't take much to massage Gerry's ego. Have fun with him !
How much has Gerry put in ? What the **** is an honorary chairman ? It doesn't take much to massage Gerry's ego. Have fun with him ! Mike Strutter

4:16pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Reality50 says...

Bulls fans should be overjoyed at this because it saves their club and you can now move on.What is good to know is that there will be a mini round of SL licensing in ten days time.That meeting -and it's decision-is the most important in SL and RLs recent history.I gather Bradford Featherstone Halifax and Leigh are in competition for the 14th spot.If RL has any credibility at all then Bradford MUST be relegated.My belief is the decision has already been made and Bulls will keep their place in SL and the meeting will be a sham but make it look as though Halifax etc were in with a chance.I predict legal action from some of those who fail a week on Tuesday.As for Bulls the fact they now have a Muslim owner will help them with crowds as Muslims I'm sure will now be attracted to attend and therefore boost gates.
Bulls fans should be overjoyed at this because it saves their club and you can now move on.What is good to know is that there will be a mini round of SL licensing in ten days time.That meeting -and it's decision-is the most important in SL and RLs recent history.I gather Bradford Featherstone Halifax and Leigh are in competition for the 14th spot.If RL has any credibility at all then Bradford MUST be relegated.My belief is the decision has already been made and Bulls will keep their place in SL and the meeting will be a sham but make it look as though Halifax etc were in with a chance.I predict legal action from some of those who fail a week on Tuesday.As for Bulls the fact they now have a Muslim owner will help them with crowds as Muslims I'm sure will now be attracted to attend and therefore boost gates. Reality50

4:21pm Sat 1 Sep 12

theviking62 says...

Sorry pal, I don't believe you. Nor will many others.
Sorry pal, I don't believe you. Nor will many others. theviking62

4:26pm Sat 1 Sep 12

theviking62 says...

Reality50, legal action on what grounds. 1) non of the champion ship clubs have the crowds. 2) only one ground is fit for SL. 3) do they have the money available to take club forwards. 4) do they have a youth set up in place. If the fail any of these then there deemed not fit for SL. Again on what grounds, why the problem with this now, nobody said anything when Wakefield, went into admin. where we're the court cases then. Get over it . We survived.
Reality50, legal action on what grounds. 1) non of the champion ship clubs have the crowds. 2) only one ground is fit for SL. 3) do they have the money available to take club forwards. 4) do they have a youth set up in place. If the fail any of these then there deemed not fit for SL. Again on what grounds, why the problem with this now, nobody said anything when Wakefield, went into admin. where we're the court cases then. Get over it . We survived. theviking62

4:34pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Anlaby Bantam says...

I don't know Mr Khan, but give him a chance.

One message highlighted our cosmopolitan culture, out with I am sure a keen eye for business; what a healthy cultural cross over. Lets build on it.

And yes I am a sad city fan, but who would not be 3 Nil down, and Leeds have just gone 3-2 up.

Still Dull FC tonight; 2 points, a Pint and Curry. Play Up Bradford.
I don't know Mr Khan, but give him a chance. One message highlighted our cosmopolitan culture, out with I am sure a keen eye for business; what a healthy cultural cross over. Lets build on it. And yes I am a sad city fan, but who would not be 3 Nil down, and Leeds have just gone 3-2 up. Still Dull FC tonight; 2 points, a Pint and Curry. Play Up Bradford. Anlaby Bantam

5:23pm Sat 1 Sep 12

justjustice says...

There is a lot of racism in the country, and sport reflects that!

Yes there are a lot of african-decent players but how many asian players are there? Both in rugby and football?

Is Football Racist, the BBC documentary showed that. Clarke Carlisle went to an asian youth team, one of the players was captain of the youth team but no professional team will take him on. Clarke said himself that he's never heard of that before, every other non-asian youth team captain has been grabbed by professional teams, the only reason here is because he's asian.

Also how a scout admitted that he was told not to look for asian players at all, nevermind if they were good or not, wasnt even a second thought, it was clearly NO ASIANS.

Now with an ethnic owner, and a muslim owner, they will try to get more asian lads into the sport, they can now demand the team take on more asian players or at least give them a try. As said about asians arent even given a chance right now.

So yes, if the Bulls get more asian players, asians will go to support them and the team, hence more ticket sales and uniform sales.

People keep complaining how asians arent part of the wider community, but why should they when the wider community pushes them away. It's not that they wont join in, it's that the rest dont really want them there.
There is a lot of racism in the country, and sport reflects that! Yes there are a lot of african-decent players but how many asian players are there? Both in rugby and football? Is Football Racist, the BBC documentary showed that. Clarke Carlisle went to an asian youth team, one of the players was captain of the youth team but no professional team will take him on. Clarke said himself that he's never heard of that before, every other non-asian youth team captain has been grabbed by professional teams, the only reason here is because he's asian. Also how a scout admitted that he was told not to look for asian players at all, nevermind if they were good or not, wasnt even a second thought, it was clearly NO ASIANS. Now with an ethnic owner, and a muslim owner, they will try to get more asian lads into the sport, they can now demand the team take on more asian players or at least give them a try. As said about asians arent even given a chance right now. So yes, if the Bulls get more asian players, asians will go to support them and the team, hence more ticket sales and uniform sales. People keep complaining how asians arent part of the wider community, but why should they when the wider community pushes them away. It's not that they wont join in, it's that the rest dont really want them there. justjustice

5:25pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Reality50 says...

Other clubs in other sports have increased their support base when ethnic minorities take over a club and very few Muslims attend RL currently and Mr Khan no doubt will encourage them to attend and financially that will be good for Bulls.As far as The Viking62s comment you just don't grasp it do you? Clubs get poor gates in the Championship for the simple reason there is no promotion.Fans will not attend if there is no reward so to criticise a Championship club for attendances is irrelevant and in ay case this is not the issue as this is not about Fax or Fev but about a club who blatantly lied to Super League about its financies at the last round of SL licensing.Bulls have been in admin and the whole thing has disgraced the club.Halifax have played by the rules and therefore have grounds for legal action if they are rejected a week on Tuesday based on their last rejection last March and the reasons for it.Since then Fax have won the NRC and are doing well in the league and their overall record in the Championship and NRC the past few years is excellent.For the good of the game and fair play the Bulls must be relegated and Fax promoted to SL.
Other clubs in other sports have increased their support base when ethnic minorities take over a club and very few Muslims attend RL currently and Mr Khan no doubt will encourage them to attend and financially that will be good for Bulls.As far as The Viking62s comment you just don't grasp it do you? Clubs get poor gates in the Championship for the simple reason there is no promotion.Fans will not attend if there is no reward so to criticise a Championship club for attendances is irrelevant and in ay case this is not the issue as this is not about Fax or Fev but about a club who blatantly lied to Super League about its financies at the last round of SL licensing.Bulls have been in admin and the whole thing has disgraced the club.Halifax have played by the rules and therefore have grounds for legal action if they are rejected a week on Tuesday based on their last rejection last March and the reasons for it.Since then Fax have won the NRC and are doing well in the league and their overall record in the Championship and NRC the past few years is excellent.For the good of the game and fair play the Bulls must be relegated and Fax promoted to SL. Reality50

6:07pm Sat 1 Sep 12

RuggerTyke says...

Bradford Bulls takeover yet to be ratified by RFL

A few spanners left to be thrown in to the mix it appears
Bradford Bulls takeover yet to be ratified by RFL A few spanners left to be thrown in to the mix it appears RuggerTyke

6:55pm Sat 1 Sep 12

dannywho says...

Reality50 wrote:
Bulls fans should be overjoyed at this because it saves their club and you can now move on.What is good to know is that there will be a mini round of SL licensing in ten days time.That meeting -and it's decision-is the most important in SL and RLs recent history.I gather Bradford Featherstone Halifax and Leigh are in competition for the 14th spot.If RL has any credibility at all then Bradford MUST be relegated.My belief is the decision has already been made and Bulls will keep their place in SL and the meeting will be a sham but make it look as though Halifax etc were in with a chance.I predict legal action from some of those who fail a week on Tuesday.As for Bulls the fact they now have a Muslim owner will help them with crowds as Muslims I'm sure will now be attracted to attend and therefore boost gates.
Oh, is that how it works, i think you need a reality check, youre either into sports or not, and as a person, im simply not, and guess what, i dont even know the guy nor have I eaten in his restaurant, and Im muslim.

Yes, shocking I know.

But then I have eaten at MacDonalds, wonder if that makes me an American Christian?
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Bulls fans should be overjoyed at this because it saves their club and you can now move on.What is good to know is that there will be a mini round of SL licensing in ten days time.That meeting -and it's decision-is the most important in SL and RLs recent history.I gather Bradford Featherstone Halifax and Leigh are in competition for the 14th spot.If RL has any credibility at all then Bradford MUST be relegated.My belief is the decision has already been made and Bulls will keep their place in SL and the meeting will be a sham but make it look as though Halifax etc were in with a chance.I predict legal action from some of those who fail a week on Tuesday.As for Bulls the fact they now have a Muslim owner will help them with crowds as Muslims I'm sure will now be attracted to attend and therefore boost gates.[/p][/quote]Oh, is that how it works, i think you need a reality check, youre either into sports or not, and as a person, im simply not, and guess what, i dont even know the guy nor have I eaten in his restaurant, and Im muslim. Yes, shocking I know. But then I have eaten at MacDonalds, wonder if that makes me an American Christian? dannywho

7:12pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Correctness says...

I see that Omar says all is sorted yet RL say nothing signed - what a good start to this new MAN. Lets hope Sutcliffe concentrates on the Bulls and gets out of politics as he is a complete waste of time and space at politics.
I see that Omar says all is sorted yet RL say nothing signed - what a good start to this new MAN. Lets hope Sutcliffe concentrates on the Bulls and gets out of politics as he is a complete waste of time and space at politics. Correctness

8:53pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Correctness says...

Potter out and Nobby back.
Potter out and Nobby back. Correctness

9:06pm Sat 1 Sep 12

yangyeight says...

dannywho wrote:
moomooland wrote:
Mutha.Slimer wrote:
I look forward to the next couple of years when the turf has been ripped up and we can all enjoy Europes largest asian restaurant.Bradford at its best yum yum.
Idiot, I'm going to send someone to DESTROY!!!! you
Dont worry about him, just another troll, no doubt not even from Bradford looking to make himself feel better by running down our city with his ignorant nonsense, fortunately the asian community is used to this kind of antoganism and quite frankly, its water of a ducks back.
how can you run down bradford?
its already run down!!
chip on your shoulder about asians?
[quote][p][bold]dannywho[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moomooland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mutha.Slimer[/bold] wrote: I look forward to the next couple of years when the turf has been ripped up and we can all enjoy Europes largest asian restaurant.Bradford at its best yum yum.[/p][/quote]Idiot, I'm going to send someone to DESTROY!!!! you[/p][/quote]Dont worry about him, just another troll, no doubt not even from Bradford looking to make himself feel better by running down our city with his ignorant nonsense, fortunately the asian community is used to this kind of antoganism and quite frankly, its water of a ducks back.[/p][/quote]how can you run down bradford? its already run down!! chip on your shoulder about asians? yangyeight

9:11pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Californiabull says...

The coach is not the problem at the bulls....
Three quarters and half backs are not up to standard ....forwards need more muscle .....let's give youth a chance ...we need more speed in the team and a lot more power.
The heady days of the bulls are gone ...we need to clean out the dross and start building a team that can be competitive
The coach is not the problem at the bulls.... Three quarters and half backs are not up to standard ....forwards need more muscle .....let's give youth a chance ...we need more speed in the team and a lot more power. The heady days of the bulls are gone ...we need to clean out the dross and start building a team that can be competitive Californiabull

9:17pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Reality001 says...

Correctness wrote:
I see that Omar says all is sorted yet RL say nothing signed - what a good start to this new MAN. Lets hope Sutcliffe concentrates on the Bulls and gets out of politics as he is a complete waste of time and space at politics.
So you think Gerry is a waste of time and space in politics.

Thats funny as Sports Minister he was instrumental in bringing the Olympics to London with Tessa Jowell and Ken Livingstone, the best Olympics the world as seen for some time, and now he has had a major input in saving the Bradford Bulls.

Long may he remain the MP for Bradford South.
[quote][p][bold]Correctness[/bold] wrote: I see that Omar says all is sorted yet RL say nothing signed - what a good start to this new MAN. Lets hope Sutcliffe concentrates on the Bulls and gets out of politics as he is a complete waste of time and space at politics.[/p][/quote]So you think Gerry is a waste of time and space in politics. Thats funny as Sports Minister he was instrumental in bringing the Olympics to London with Tessa Jowell and Ken Livingstone, the best Olympics the world as seen for some time, and now he has had a major input in saving the Bradford Bulls. Long may he remain the MP for Bradford South. Reality001

9:24pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Mutha.Slimer says...

yangyeight wrote:
dannywho wrote:
moomooland wrote:
Mutha.Slimer wrote:
I look forward to the next couple of years when the turf has been ripped up and we can all enjoy Europes largest asian restaurant.Bradford at its best yum yum.
Idiot, I'm going to send someone to DESTROY!!!! you
Dont worry about him, just another troll, no doubt not even from Bradford looking to make himself feel better by running down our city with his ignorant nonsense, fortunately the asian community is used to this kind of antoganism and quite frankly, its water of a ducks back.
how can you run down bradford?
its already run down!!
chip on your shoulder about asians?
Just a few points, 1: I was born in bred in Bradford and have seen the good and the bad, 2: who mentioned anything about running the city down(not I) , 3: chip on shoulder over asians? , apart from saying I was looking forward to a quality asian restaurant ( which is true, I love them) I never mentioned "asians" it was you who mentioned the asian community.Genuine good luck to Mr.Khan, hope this clarifies my stance .
[quote][p][bold]yangyeight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannywho[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moomooland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mutha.Slimer[/bold] wrote: I look forward to the next couple of years when the turf has been ripped up and we can all enjoy Europes largest asian restaurant.Bradford at its best yum yum.[/p][/quote]Idiot, I'm going to send someone to DESTROY!!!! you[/p][/quote]Dont worry about him, just another troll, no doubt not even from Bradford looking to make himself feel better by running down our city with his ignorant nonsense, fortunately the asian community is used to this kind of antoganism and quite frankly, its water of a ducks back.[/p][/quote]how can you run down bradford? its already run down!! chip on your shoulder about asians?[/p][/quote]Just a few points, 1: I was born in bred in Bradford and have seen the good and the bad, 2: who mentioned anything about running the city down(not I) , 3: chip on shoulder over asians? , apart from saying I was looking forward to a quality asian restaurant ( which is true, I love them) I never mentioned "asians" it was you who mentioned the asian community.Genuine good luck to Mr.Khan, hope this clarifies my stance . Mutha.Slimer

1:32am Sun 2 Sep 12

Rambo says...

beardedclam wrote:
Rambo wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.
Indeed. The original idea back in the mid-early90s was a good idea proposed before the extensive redevelopment to Old Trafford. However, that one went through look and look at the size of it today and what else they have on other than football.

However because they actually got on with it in Manchester, it was too late for anything to happen in Bradford on a scale to claim to be "Wembley of the North".

Its like the arena in Leeds. A large multi-purpose venue. At the same time there are suitable sites in Bradford for music/performance halls (not arena sized) and they've been left neglected or too rot. Bradford is now too far behind Leeds on a local level in that regard.

Where would the money come from? You'd need a ridiculous amount of it, and it's really not a priority in Bradford. The priority should be sorting out the financial mess and the negative reputation at the Bulls.
You cannot even compare the idea of the "Wembley of the North" to Old Trafford.
OT was an existing venue that warranted expansion due to a backlog of season ticket demands. Coupled with the financial global success of Man Utd and the Premier League.
The demise of the idea of redevelopment of Odsal has nothing to do with the success of OT.
It wasn't the only reason, of course not. But the point I was making is that other developments elsewhere would have caused some impact to plans in Bradford that took too long to start to the point of never having started at all. Why would anyone stump up cash for a large development e.g stadium or arena in Bradford when there are suitable venues in more fashionable locations, with better infrastructures etc?

OT got there first in regard to having a large stadium outside the capital. A UEFA 5-star stadium (OT and Wembley are the only ones in a list of 29). In the mid-90s The superdome would have been the biggest stadium outside of London. But with the OT redevelopment, it has since held international football and rugby, grand finals, play-of finals and more.

What exactly would a "wembley of the north" be? The Bulls would use a home venue, what, 20 times a year? Does anyone care enough enough about speedway anymore? Would anyone be bothered about the likes of athletics, even after the Olympics? I doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]beardedclam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.[/p][/quote]Indeed. The original idea back in the mid-early90s was a good idea proposed before the extensive redevelopment to Old Trafford. However, that one went through look and look at the size of it today and what else they have on other than football. However because they actually got on with it in Manchester, it was too late for anything to happen in Bradford on a scale to claim to be "Wembley of the North". Its like the arena in Leeds. A large multi-purpose venue. At the same time there are suitable sites in Bradford for music/performance halls (not arena sized) and they've been left neglected or too rot. Bradford is now too far behind Leeds on a local level in that regard. Where would the money come from? You'd need a ridiculous amount of it, and it's really not a priority in Bradford. The priority should be sorting out the financial mess and the negative reputation at the Bulls.[/p][/quote]You cannot even compare the idea of the "Wembley of the North" to Old Trafford. OT was an existing venue that warranted expansion due to a backlog of season ticket demands. Coupled with the financial global success of Man Utd and the Premier League. The demise of the idea of redevelopment of Odsal has nothing to do with the success of OT.[/p][/quote]It wasn't the only reason, of course not. But the point I was making is that other developments elsewhere would have caused some impact to plans in Bradford that took too long to start to the point of never having started at all. Why would anyone stump up cash for a large development e.g stadium or arena in Bradford when there are suitable venues in more fashionable locations, with better infrastructures etc? OT got there first in regard to having a large stadium outside the capital. A UEFA 5-star stadium (OT and Wembley are the only ones in a list of 29). In the mid-90s The superdome would have been the biggest stadium outside of London. But with the OT redevelopment, it has since held international football and rugby, grand finals, play-of finals and more. What exactly would a "wembley of the north" be? The Bulls would use a home venue, what, 20 times a year? Does anyone care enough enough about speedway anymore? Would anyone be bothered about the likes of athletics, even after the Olympics? I doubt it. Rambo

2:19am Sun 2 Sep 12

bcfc1903 says...

Great news for the Bulls, hope it works out for your club. Personally think any city with a half a million population could make the stadium work if it was upgraded to a high spec. Bradford City FC wouldn't be part of it imo but a full refurb could have it used for other stuff besides rugby including world class pop/rock concerts. Leeds arena management wouldn't be happy lol, hope it happens as the Bulls are a world class rugby league club that need top class facillities.
Great news for the Bulls, hope it works out for your club. Personally think any city with a half a million population could make the stadium work if it was upgraded to a high spec. Bradford City FC wouldn't be part of it imo but a full refurb could have it used for other stuff besides rugby including world class pop/rock concerts. Leeds arena management wouldn't be happy lol, hope it happens as the Bulls are a world class rugby league club that need top class facillities. bcfc1903

8:08am Sun 2 Sep 12

More Ham says...

Was looking forward to a new land fill site, hopefully we still may get one.
Was looking forward to a new land fill site, hopefully we still may get one. More Ham

8:31am Sun 2 Sep 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

theviking62 wrote:
Oh, TVOR, if your that good at predicting the future, can you give us tonight's lottery numbers, so we can make a decent donation, to the make Odsal " The Wembley of the North " Fund. Your a right doom merchant. Just get over it, City need you.
I'm more of a realist than the fantasists who appear to fill these boards.
Wembley of the North, lets not jump the gun eh, the RFL haven't given the Bulls membership as yet and neither is Odsal back in the Bulls hands.
Spouting pipe dreams might get the gullible masses creaming their pants but its ideas above their station that put the Bulls in the situation they found themselves in this year.
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Oh, TVOR, if your that good at predicting the future, can you give us tonight's lottery numbers, so we can make a decent donation, to the make Odsal " The Wembley of the North " Fund. Your a right doom merchant. Just get over it, City need you.[/p][/quote]I'm more of a realist than the fantasists who appear to fill these boards. Wembley of the North, lets not jump the gun eh, the RFL haven't given the Bulls membership as yet and neither is Odsal back in the Bulls hands. Spouting pipe dreams might get the gullible masses creaming their pants but its ideas above their station that put the Bulls in the situation they found themselves in this year. Thee Voice of Reason

10:57am Sun 2 Sep 12

Rambo says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Great news for the Bulls, hope it works out for your club. Personally think any city with a half a million population could make the stadium work if it was upgraded to a high spec. Bradford City FC wouldn't be part of it imo but a full refurb could have it used for other stuff besides rugby including world class pop/rock concerts. Leeds arena management wouldn't be happy lol, hope it happens as the Bulls are a world class rugby league club that need top class facillities.
People like you don't get it. There are already a number of arenas and large purpose, multi-use venues within an hour of Bradford. There is absolutely no way they would build something similar in Bradford, in this economic climate and with the city's recent history of cocking things up and the lack of money and wealth here.

Arenas etc. cost many millions. Where will that money come from?

Its not just a matter of building something, its getting the infrastructure with it. e.g. The MEN arena is built above Manchester Victoria Station. That alone would need serious investment in Bradford.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Great news for the Bulls, hope it works out for your club. Personally think any city with a half a million population could make the stadium work if it was upgraded to a high spec. Bradford City FC wouldn't be part of it imo but a full refurb could have it used for other stuff besides rugby including world class pop/rock concerts. Leeds arena management wouldn't be happy lol, hope it happens as the Bulls are a world class rugby league club that need top class facillities.[/p][/quote]People like you don't get it. There are already a number of arenas and large purpose, multi-use venues within an hour of Bradford. There is absolutely no way they would build something similar in Bradford, in this economic climate and with the city's recent history of cocking things up and the lack of money and wealth here. Arenas etc. cost many millions. Where will that money come from? Its not just a matter of building something, its getting the infrastructure with it. e.g. The MEN arena is built above Manchester Victoria Station. That alone would need serious investment in Bradford. Rambo

11:46am Sun 2 Sep 12

Simmy1234 says...

I have read with great interest, the news in relation to the Bradford Bulls, sadly I am not convinced that Mr. Khans plans are genuine. I suspect that he will turn the situation to his advantage. The stadium rather than becoming a Wembly of the north, we may find is used to host events other than sport...mela...Asian wedding...Asian bazaar...the list goes on ...Mr.khan please be honest and transparent in dealing with this city...we really do not need to be lead up the garden path and kicked in the teeth. We do not as a city want to be ridiculed. If your vision and intentions at honourable, then you will have no hesitation in gathering all those who have been involved with this great club and this city setting up a committee moving forward in the interest of the club and city..
I have read with great interest, the news in relation to the Bradford Bulls, sadly I am not convinced that Mr. Khans plans are genuine. I suspect that he will turn the situation to his advantage. The stadium rather than becoming a Wembly of the north, we may find is used to host events other than sport...mela...Asian wedding...Asian bazaar...the list goes on ...Mr.khan please be honest and transparent in dealing with this city...we really do not need to be lead up the garden path and kicked in the teeth. We do not as a city want to be ridiculed. If your vision and intentions at honourable, then you will have no hesitation in gathering all those who have been involved with this great club and this city setting up a committee moving forward in the interest of the club and city.. Simmy1234

11:46am Sun 2 Sep 12

Simmy1234 says...

I have read with great interest, the news in relation to the Bradford Bulls, sadly I am not convinced that Mr. Khans plans are genuine. I suspect that he will turn the situation to his advantage. The stadium rather than becoming a Wembly of the north, we may find is used to host events other than sport...mela...Asian wedding...Asian bazaar...the list goes on ...Mr.khan please be honest and transparent in dealing with this city...we really do not need to be lead up the garden path and kicked in the teeth. We do not as a city want to be ridiculed. If your vision and intentions at honourable, then you will have no hesitation in gathering all those who have been involved with this great club and this city setting up a committee moving forward in the interest of the club and city..
I have read with great interest, the news in relation to the Bradford Bulls, sadly I am not convinced that Mr. Khans plans are genuine. I suspect that he will turn the situation to his advantage. The stadium rather than becoming a Wembly of the north, we may find is used to host events other than sport...mela...Asian wedding...Asian bazaar...the list goes on ...Mr.khan please be honest and transparent in dealing with this city...we really do not need to be lead up the garden path and kicked in the teeth. We do not as a city want to be ridiculed. If your vision and intentions at honourable, then you will have no hesitation in gathering all those who have been involved with this great club and this city setting up a committee moving forward in the interest of the club and city.. Simmy1234

12:07pm Sun 2 Sep 12

cookie_brighton says...

City fan here.

Well done all you bullies in survival..I wish you the very best wishes in your future journey.
ctid.
City fan here. Well done all you bullies in survival..I wish you the very best wishes in your future journey. ctid. cookie_brighton

12:08pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Avro says...

AKKHAN wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.
Lol. I like it. Yes we had that one before.... Well we can dream... The priority is get the basics right first... We dont to see another Westfield shopping centre dream
A dream won't pay the short term bills!

The club is making a loss, so you'll need to address that first, then in 12/18 months time, with head above water you can start to dream, until then this club is certainly not fully out of the mire.

Get immediate bums on seats by reintroducing Speedway and Stock Car racing, then you have an additional income to start dreaming!
[quote][p][bold]AKKHAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Wembley of the North, not that pipe dream again.[/p][/quote]Lol. I like it. Yes we had that one before.... Well we can dream... The priority is get the basics right first... We dont to see another Westfield shopping centre dream[/p][/quote]A dream won't pay the short term bills! The club is making a loss, so you'll need to address that first, then in 12/18 months time, with head above water you can start to dream, until then this club is certainly not fully out of the mire. Get immediate bums on seats by reintroducing Speedway and Stock Car racing, then you have an additional income to start dreaming! Avro

12:28pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Simmy1234 wrote:
I have read with great interest, the news in relation to the Bradford Bulls, sadly I am not convinced that Mr. Khans plans are genuine. I suspect that he will turn the situation to his advantage. The stadium rather than becoming a Wembly of the north, we may find is used to host events other than sport...mela...Asian wedding...Asian bazaar...the list goes on ...Mr.khan please be honest and transparent in dealing with this city...we really do not need to be lead up the garden path and kicked in the teeth. We do not as a city want to be ridiculed. If your vision and intentions at honourable, then you will have no hesitation in gathering all those who have been involved with this great club and this city setting up a committee moving forward in the interest of the club and city..
If Mr Khan wants to hold asian bazzars and weddings at Odsal what is the big deal?
If it generates money for the Bulls who cares?
[quote][p][bold]Simmy1234[/bold] wrote: I have read with great interest, the news in relation to the Bradford Bulls, sadly I am not convinced that Mr. Khans plans are genuine. I suspect that he will turn the situation to his advantage. The stadium rather than becoming a Wembly of the north, we may find is used to host events other than sport...mela...Asian wedding...Asian bazaar...the list goes on ...Mr.khan please be honest and transparent in dealing with this city...we really do not need to be lead up the garden path and kicked in the teeth. We do not as a city want to be ridiculed. If your vision and intentions at honourable, then you will have no hesitation in gathering all those who have been involved with this great club and this city setting up a committee moving forward in the interest of the club and city..[/p][/quote]If Mr Khan wants to hold asian bazzars and weddings at Odsal what is the big deal? If it generates money for the Bulls who cares? Thee Voice of Reason

12:32pm Sun 2 Sep 12

bcfc1903 says...

Rambo wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Great news for the Bulls, hope it works out for your club. Personally think any city with a half a million population could make the stadium work if it was upgraded to a high spec. Bradford City FC wouldn't be part of it imo but a full refurb could have it used for other stuff besides rugby including world class pop/rock concerts. Leeds arena management wouldn't be happy lol, hope it happens as the Bulls are a world class rugby league club that need top class facillities.
People like you don't get it. There are already a number of arenas and large purpose, multi-use venues within an hour of Bradford. There is absolutely no way they would build something similar in Bradford, in this economic climate and with the city's recent history of cocking things up and the lack of money and wealth here.

Arenas etc. cost many millions. Where will that money come from?

Its not just a matter of building something, its getting the infrastructure with it. e.g. The MEN arena is built above Manchester Victoria Station. That alone would need serious investment in Bradford.
People like me, don't get it, strange attitude, you don't me, anyway i digress.....i'm sure having another world class venue would make for an opportunity to bring in world class talant whether that be Rugby players or pop and rock artists, i've always thought with Low Moor station about to be built in the next couple of years and the motorway network right on Odsal's door step it would be an ideal venue for all manor of world class events. Hope it happens for your club, good luck.
[quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Great news for the Bulls, hope it works out for your club. Personally think any city with a half a million population could make the stadium work if it was upgraded to a high spec. Bradford City FC wouldn't be part of it imo but a full refurb could have it used for other stuff besides rugby including world class pop/rock concerts. Leeds arena management wouldn't be happy lol, hope it happens as the Bulls are a world class rugby league club that need top class facillities.[/p][/quote]People like you don't get it. There are already a number of arenas and large purpose, multi-use venues within an hour of Bradford. There is absolutely no way they would build something similar in Bradford, in this economic climate and with the city's recent history of cocking things up and the lack of money and wealth here. Arenas etc. cost many millions. Where will that money come from? Its not just a matter of building something, its getting the infrastructure with it. e.g. The MEN arena is built above Manchester Victoria Station. That alone would need serious investment in Bradford.[/p][/quote]People like me, don't get it, strange attitude, you don't me, anyway i digress.....i'm sure having another world class venue would make for an opportunity to bring in world class talant whether that be Rugby players or pop and rock artists, i've always thought with Low Moor station about to be built in the next couple of years and the motorway network right on Odsal's door step it would be an ideal venue for all manor of world class events. Hope it happens for your club, good luck. bcfc1903

1:10pm Sun 2 Sep 12

mrs walker says...

Thank you for trying to save the club, Mr Khan. My husband and I are regular visitors to your restaurant, and your food is fantastic.
Although I know your restaurant well, I used the T&As search facility to research your other activities.

Looking back at the archives (oldest first) you've raised money for the victims of the Indian earthquake in 2001, funded kids to enter a kick-boxing competition in Trieste, supported the fund for a minibus for disabled people, worked to rebuild confidence in Bradford after the riots, been vice-chairman of Bradford Asian Business Association, sponsored Paralympic athletes, supported the Pakistan earthquake appeal in 2005... Unfortunately I haven't time to read further at the moment.

If Bulls fans want a better picture of the new owner's character and activities, I suggest starting off with the T&As archive. Mr Khan and the Bulls can count on my support.

As for the naysayers, what have you done for the city in the last 12 years?
Thank you for trying to save the club, Mr Khan. My husband and I are regular visitors to your restaurant, and your food is fantastic. Although I know your restaurant well, I used the T&As search facility to research your other activities. Looking back at the archives (oldest first) you've raised money for the victims of the Indian earthquake in 2001, funded kids to enter a kick-boxing competition in Trieste, supported the fund for a minibus for disabled people, worked to rebuild confidence in Bradford after the riots, been vice-chairman of Bradford Asian Business Association, sponsored Paralympic athletes, supported the Pakistan earthquake appeal in 2005... Unfortunately I haven't time to read further at the moment. If Bulls fans want a better picture of the new owner's character and activities, I suggest starting off with the T&As archive. Mr Khan and the Bulls can count on my support. As for the naysayers, what have you done for the city in the last 12 years? mrs walker

3:44pm Sun 2 Sep 12

RuggerTyke says...

Simmy1234 wrote:
I have read with great interest, the news in relation to the Bradford Bulls, sadly I am not convinced that Mr. Khans plans are genuine. I suspect that he will turn the situation to his advantage. The stadium rather than becoming a Wembly of the north, we may find is used to host events other than sport...mela...Asian wedding...Asian bazaar...the list goes on ...Mr.khan please be honest and transparent in dealing with this city...we really do not need to be lead up the garden path and kicked in the teeth. We do not as a city want to be ridiculed. If your vision and intentions at honourable, then you will have no hesitation in gathering all those who have been involved with this great club and this city setting up a committee moving forward in the interest of the club and city..
One of the reasons Bradford City survive at VP despite Gibb trying to bleed us dry is we've a succesful banqueting suite, used by all Bradford's communities.

Would be a pretty dumb businessman to not utilise Odsal which Hood and Caisley were and for all his later faults, Richmond wasn't all.
[quote][p][bold]Simmy1234[/bold] wrote: I have read with great interest, the news in relation to the Bradford Bulls, sadly I am not convinced that Mr. Khans plans are genuine. I suspect that he will turn the situation to his advantage. The stadium rather than becoming a Wembly of the north, we may find is used to host events other than sport...mela...Asian wedding...Asian bazaar...the list goes on ...Mr.khan please be honest and transparent in dealing with this city...we really do not need to be lead up the garden path and kicked in the teeth. We do not as a city want to be ridiculed. If your vision and intentions at honourable, then you will have no hesitation in gathering all those who have been involved with this great club and this city setting up a committee moving forward in the interest of the club and city..[/p][/quote]One of the reasons Bradford City survive at VP despite Gibb trying to bleed us dry is we've a succesful banqueting suite, used by all Bradford's communities. Would be a pretty dumb businessman to not utilise Odsal which Hood and Caisley were and for all his later faults, Richmond wasn't all. RuggerTyke

8:44pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

I see someone with their ban alcohol views has made his way to the sport forum.
What that has to do with running a rugby club god only knows.
I see someone with their ban alcohol views has made his way to the sport forum. What that has to do with running a rugby club god only knows. Thee Voice of Reason

9:05pm Sun 2 Sep 12

queensbury says...

has they how long befor the bulls go up to vally prade and they sell it off for buling and big mosque and cury house
i bet they sell it off for builing land and the bulls go to valley prade
has they how long befor the bulls go up to vally prade and they sell it off for buling and big mosque and cury house i bet they sell it off for builing land and the bulls go to valley prade queensbury

9:15pm Sun 2 Sep 12

collos25 says...

They can do what they want with it its theirs nobody elses.
They can do what they want with it its theirs nobody elses. collos25

9:59am Mon 3 Sep 12

bcfc1903 says...

What happened to my last comment, i mentioned Bradford's crime rate was lower than Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool's, all of which have large drug dealing problems in reply to some racist tosh written, how does that need removing, strange...

Anyway, good luck to Omar Khan and Bradford Bulls, hope the great club gets back to where it belongs!!!!
What happened to my last comment, i mentioned Bradford's crime rate was lower than Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool's, all of which have large drug dealing problems in reply to some racist tosh written, how does that need removing, strange... Anyway, good luck to Omar Khan and Bradford Bulls, hope the great club gets back to where it belongs!!!! bcfc1903

9:59am Mon 3 Sep 12

dannywho2 says...

good, a bit of even handedness, thank you t&a and well done again to Mr Khan and Mr Sutcliffe.
good, a bit of even handedness, thank you t&a and well done again to Mr Khan and Mr Sutcliffe. dannywho2

10:01am Mon 3 Sep 12

dannywho2 says...

bcfc1903 i agree with you, you have done nothing that warrants that, i know i can take it to the edge, but again i guess the readers objected to your comments also.
bcfc1903 i agree with you, you have done nothing that warrants that, i know i can take it to the edge, but again i guess the readers objected to your comments also. dannywho2

7:57pm Mon 3 Sep 12

justiceleager says...

Thank you Omar and Gerry for your support of our city and well done on your successful bid. A great story but shame about the OTT censorship.

http://tbradfordeleg
raphandargus.blogspo
t.co.uk/2012/09/rest
aurant-boss-will-be-
unveiled-as-new.html
Thank you Omar and Gerry for your support of our city and well done on your successful bid. A great story but shame about the OTT censorship. http://tbradfordeleg raphandargus.blogspo t.co.uk/2012/09/rest aurant-boss-will-be- unveiled-as-new.html justiceleager

11:41pm Mon 3 Sep 12

TirNaNog says...

queensbury wrote:
has they how long befor the bulls go up to vally prade and they sell it off for buling and big mosque and cury house
i bet they sell it off for builing land and the bulls go to valley prade
A fine ambassador for "Queenies" education system!
I think it must be the 'thin air' up there!
[quote][p][bold]queensbury[/bold] wrote: has they how long befor the bulls go up to vally prade and they sell it off for buling and big mosque and cury house i bet they sell it off for builing land and the bulls go to valley prade[/p][/quote]A fine ambassador for "Queenies" education system! I think it must be the 'thin air' up there! TirNaNog

7:52am Tue 4 Sep 12

justiceleager says...

He might have been considerably drunk at the time, i think. Anyway, everybody knows theirs no such think as an education system in queensbury, its more like a pre-emptive youth detention centre before they get out and start their criminal, benefit scrounging, JSA ways.
He might have been considerably drunk at the time, i think. Anyway, everybody knows theirs no such think as an education system in queensbury, its more like a pre-emptive youth detention centre before they get out and start their criminal, benefit scrounging, JSA ways. justiceleager

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