Bulls hit with hammer blow points deduction

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Francis Cummins' side now sit on minus four points Francis Cummins' side now sit on minus four points

Bradford Bulls’ worst fears were realised today when they were docked six points as punishment for entering administration last month.

OK Bulls Ltd was placed into administration on January 31 following a long-running control for ownership of the club between Omar Khan and the current board of directors.

A statement from the RFL said today: “The RFL Board of Directors has today ruled that Bradford Bulls will be deducted six points - the equivalent of three competition wins - as a penalty for entering into administration in January 2014.

“The Board’s decision follows a full assessment of the circumstances surrounding the club’s administration, which followed a similar insolvency event by Bradford Bulls in June 2012.

“The points will be deducted with immediate effect.

“The points sanction was applied under RFL Operational Rule 4, details of which can be found by visiting www.therfl.co.uk/the-rfl/rules/interactive_operational_rules?section=INTRO1 .”

The punishment means Francis Cummins’ side will go into Sunday’s home clash with London Broncos on minus four points.

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3:55pm Tue 25 Feb 14

dannyboy123 says...

That's ridiculous! I thought if you worked with the creditors that the general rule was to deduct four??
That's ridiculous! I thought if you worked with the creditors that the general rule was to deduct four?? dannyboy123
  • Score: 0

3:58pm Tue 25 Feb 14

taurusthebull says...

Not if it concerns the Bulls, especially when the RFL were kept in the loop throughout the talks , and even present at most of them. well we have to face it the RFL have caved in to pressure again.!!
Not if it concerns the Bulls, especially when the RFL were kept in the loop throughout the talks , and even present at most of them. well we have to face it the RFL have caved in to pressure again.!! taurusthebull
  • Score: 2

3:59pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

dannyboy123 wrote:
That's ridiculous! I thought if you worked with the creditors that the general rule was to deduct four??
Clearly the working with creditors was just all talk, as usual.
[quote][p][bold]dannyboy123[/bold] wrote: That's ridiculous! I thought if you worked with the creditors that the general rule was to deduct four??[/p][/quote]Clearly the working with creditors was just all talk, as usual. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 8

4:00pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Essexbull2 says...

dannyboy123 wrote:
That's ridiculous! I thought if you worked with the creditors that the general rule was to deduct four??
Agree, but I suppose our Board has to prove that they are working with the creditors. With all due respect to our new management and owners, the track record of our club (management-wise) over the past couple of years has been dire, so the new Board needs to prove itself.

A big blow, but we'll have to just get on with it. This could galvanise FC, the boys and the supporters in a strange kind of way.

COYB!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]dannyboy123[/bold] wrote: That's ridiculous! I thought if you worked with the creditors that the general rule was to deduct four??[/p][/quote]Agree, but I suppose our Board has to prove that they are working with the creditors. With all due respect to our new management and owners, the track record of our club (management-wise) over the past couple of years has been dire, so the new Board needs to prove itself. A big blow, but we'll have to just get on with it. This could galvanise FC, the boys and the supporters in a strange kind of way. COYB!!!!!! Essexbull2
  • Score: 5

4:00pm Tue 25 Feb 14

flashdonut says...

Oh well. This will make the feeling at the end of season even sweeter when we are not relegated. COYB!!!
Oh well. This will make the feeling at the end of season even sweeter when we are not relegated. COYB!!! flashdonut
  • Score: 3

4:01pm Tue 25 Feb 14

BradfordSportsFan says...

Jesus!!
Presume we’re getting the sky money back then? (doubt it)

We musn’t be paying any creditors…we better not be now!!
Jesus!! Presume we’re getting the sky money back then? (doubt it) We musn’t be paying any creditors…we better not be now!! BradfordSportsFan
  • Score: -2

4:05pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Melbull says...

Well thats that's that then. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. No use crying just lets get on with it. The world's against us but who cares... crack on COYB
Well thats that's that then. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. No use crying just lets get on with it. The world's against us but who cares... crack on COYB Melbull
  • Score: 1

4:07pm Tue 25 Feb 14

raisemeup says...

Read Bulls Website
Read Bulls Website raisemeup
  • Score: 3

4:09pm Tue 25 Feb 14

StevieLad says...

raisemeup wrote:
Read Bulls Website
It's fallen over
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: Read Bulls Website[/p][/quote]It's fallen over StevieLad
  • Score: 4

4:10pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Seems Moore and Co are pulling out.
Seems Moore and Co are pulling out. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 8

4:11pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Sheffieldbull says...

Hold on guys, worse may be to come......
Hold on guys, worse may be to come...... Sheffieldbull
  • Score: 8

4:11pm Tue 25 Feb 14

StevieLad says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Seems Moore and Co are pulling out.
Richard Lamb will step in. COYB
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Seems Moore and Co are pulling out.[/p][/quote]Richard Lamb will step in. COYB StevieLad
  • Score: -1

4:11pm Tue 25 Feb 14

arobertsyr61 says...

Comment rom Mark Moore

25th February 2014


BRADFORD BULLS chairman Mark Moore has announced that Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, the holding company which had a bid to purchase the club accepted last week, has today withdrawn its offer.

On Thursday, Leeds-based administrator David Wilson accepted an offer from Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, which took initial control of the club after its former holding company, OK Bulls Ltd, entered administration last month, as the strongest.

However, commenting on behalf of the board of directors, Mr Moore has spoken of how he and his colleagues were left with little choice but to withdraw their proposal due to impending sanctions from the sport's governing body.

In a statement, the Bulls chairman said: “It is with great sadness and frustration that we have been led to this point.

"I believe that we have been forced into making this decision, due to the Rugby Football League's proposed sanction of a six-point deduction, making relegation almost a certainty.

"In addition, the governing body wished to place the club's licence into special measures, which, as successful businessmen, will likely taint our personal dealings while embarrassing us all professionally.

"I am also extremely surprised by the current position of the RFL, given the fact that they have guided us and advised us on the majority of decisions made over the past five to six months. We were more than grateful of their assistance, as they have been integral in getting us to this stage.

"More frustratingly, this process has been amplified by the fact that administration could have been avoided.

"Should the meeting held at the Provident Stadium, on January 9, which was designed to draw a line under the club's ownership and was chaired by the RFL, had followed its course properly and professionally then none of this would have occurred.

"The meeting included a quartet of important stakeholders, including Omar Khan and his associates, the club's debenture holder, representatives of the current board and, of the RFL, Ralph Rimmer and Blake Solly.

"Without following proper protocol, the RFL closed the meeting while discussions were still taking place and stakeholders were allowed to leave.

"No documents were signed and, as such, this led to a disagreement in the weeks which followed between one stakeholder and the other three.

"This poor leadership by the RFL was, I believe, detrimental to the ownership of the club being agreed amicably, which then ultimately led to it then being forced into administration.

"Due to the error made by the governing body, the players, staff and supporters have now been asked to suffer a six-point deduction along with heavy financial restrictions.

"It feels like a real slap in the face to our team, our partners, the sport and, most importantly, our supporters, of whom we have been working tirelessly for.

"On February 12, a meeting was held at Red Hall. We had not been given an agenda and the tough sanctions, imposed upon the club, were sprung upon us.

"The decision to place the club, by the RFL, into special measures was taken without key members of the RFL board having sight of the club's up-to-date cash-flow projections or our business plan, which we deem presumptuous as well as uninformed and unprofessional.

"Feedback from them leads us to believe that they had also made the decision based on inaccurate information, obtained without authorisation of the board.

"The business plan that we brought along to support our bid was not even asked for as the decision had already been made, leaving us with the impression that another objective is currently being played out.

"It needs to be pointed out also that this is the first relegation season for a number of years and the club has been functioning on only half of the central distribution funding for two years.

"It is equally important to point out that every other club in Super League is currently sharing the other half of the distribution money.

"Our desire was just to compete on a level playing field with the rest of the Super League.

"But with the sanctions imposed and the points above, I hope our supporters can agree that this is definitely not a level playing field and could be argued as anticompetitive.

"As a team we have worked tirelessly to turn the Bulls around.

"Each member of the board has taken responsibility for a different sector of the business, where we have reorganised the structure to help it become more sustainable while working towards profitability.

"Over the the last three months we have made cost savings of nearly £1,000,000 and, two games in, we believe we have proven our ability to stage Super League matches professionally.

"We have, time and time again been complemented for the measures we have put in place by RFL representatives, so have taken this complete lack of support with surprise and shock.

"We have also been very public and stated time and time again that we would be working with all genuine creditors as many of them are Bulls supporters, so this shows it was never the intention of the board to capitalise via administration.

"The dramas being played out over the past few months with the Bradford Bulls have been extremely tough on ourselves and our families.

"We have tried our very best to do what is right for both the club and the sport.

"We have been open and honest with the players and kept every promise made to them.

"The points deduction will hurt them most and we are very worried about their welfare, as they will view this mountain placed in front of them as something too tough to climb. As warriors we believe they will try their very best.

"The restrictions and penalties, placed on the club, leaves it all but impossible to grow the business in this relegation season.

"As such we were left with no other option than to withdraw the offer to the administrator, based on what we believe is an immoral position from the sport's governing body due to their involvement in this whole affair.

"I would like to thank all of the supporters, staff and players for the hard work they put in alongside us and please understand after all of the trials and tribulations experienced how gut wrenching it is to fall at this final hurdle.

"I would also like to thank sponsors and partners for whom we have made strong friendships with and also the administrator, David Wilson, for his professionalism during this entire process.

"We wish everyone all of the very best of luck for the future."

The club will be making no further comment at this time.
Comment rom Mark Moore 25th February 2014 BRADFORD BULLS chairman Mark Moore has announced that Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, the holding company which had a bid to purchase the club accepted last week, has today withdrawn its offer. On Thursday, Leeds-based administrator David Wilson accepted an offer from Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, which took initial control of the club after its former holding company, OK Bulls Ltd, entered administration last month, as the strongest. However, commenting on behalf of the board of directors, Mr Moore has spoken of how he and his colleagues were left with little choice but to withdraw their proposal due to impending sanctions from the sport's governing body. In a statement, the Bulls chairman said: “It is with great sadness and frustration that we have been led to this point. "I believe that we have been forced into making this decision, due to the Rugby Football League's proposed sanction of a six-point deduction, making relegation almost a certainty. "In addition, the governing body wished to place the club's licence into special measures, which, as successful businessmen, will likely taint our personal dealings while embarrassing us all professionally. "I am also extremely surprised by the current position of the RFL, given the fact that they have guided us and advised us on the majority of decisions made over the past five to six months. We were more than grateful of their assistance, as they have been integral in getting us to this stage. "More frustratingly, this process has been amplified by the fact that administration could have been avoided. "Should the meeting held at the Provident Stadium, on January 9, which was designed to draw a line under the club's ownership and was chaired by the RFL, had followed its course properly and professionally then none of this would have occurred. "The meeting included a quartet of important stakeholders, including Omar Khan and his associates, the club's debenture holder, representatives of the current board and, of the RFL, Ralph Rimmer and Blake Solly. "Without following proper protocol, the RFL closed the meeting while discussions were still taking place and stakeholders were allowed to leave. "No documents were signed and, as such, this led to a disagreement in the weeks which followed between one stakeholder and the other three. "This poor leadership by the RFL was, I believe, detrimental to the ownership of the club being agreed amicably, which then ultimately led to it then being forced into administration. "Due to the error made by the governing body, the players, staff and supporters have now been asked to suffer a six-point deduction along with heavy financial restrictions. "It feels like a real slap in the face to our team, our partners, the sport and, most importantly, our supporters, of whom we have been working tirelessly for. "On February 12, a meeting was held at Red Hall. We had not been given an agenda and the tough sanctions, imposed upon the club, were sprung upon us. "The decision to place the club, by the RFL, into special measures was taken without key members of the RFL board having sight of the club's up-to-date cash-flow projections or our business plan, which we deem presumptuous as well as uninformed and unprofessional. "Feedback from them leads us to believe that they had also made the decision based on inaccurate information, obtained without authorisation of the board. "The business plan that we brought along to support our bid was not even asked for as the decision had already been made, leaving us with the impression that another objective is currently being played out. "It needs to be pointed out also that this is the first relegation season for a number of years and the club has been functioning on only half of the central distribution funding for two years. "It is equally important to point out that every other club in Super League is currently sharing the other half of the distribution money. "Our desire was just to compete on a level playing field with the rest of the Super League. "But with the sanctions imposed and the points above, I hope our supporters can agree that this is definitely not a level playing field and could be argued as anticompetitive. "As a team we have worked tirelessly to turn the Bulls around. "Each member of the board has taken responsibility for a different sector of the business, where we have reorganised the structure to help it become more sustainable while working towards profitability. "Over the the last three months we have made cost savings of nearly £1,000,000 and, two games in, we believe we have proven our ability to stage Super League matches professionally. "We have, time and time again been complemented for the measures we have put in place by RFL representatives, so have taken this complete lack of support with surprise and shock. "We have also been very public and stated time and time again that we would be working with all genuine creditors as many of them are Bulls supporters, so this shows it was never the intention of the board to capitalise via administration. "The dramas being played out over the past few months with the Bradford Bulls have been extremely tough on ourselves and our families. "We have tried our very best to do what is right for both the club and the sport. "We have been open and honest with the players and kept every promise made to them. "The points deduction will hurt them most and we are very worried about their welfare, as they will view this mountain placed in front of them as something too tough to climb. As warriors we believe they will try their very best. "The restrictions and penalties, placed on the club, leaves it all but impossible to grow the business in this relegation season. "As such we were left with no other option than to withdraw the offer to the administrator, based on what we believe is an immoral position from the sport's governing body due to their involvement in this whole affair. "I would like to thank all of the supporters, staff and players for the hard work they put in alongside us and please understand after all of the trials and tribulations experienced how gut wrenching it is to fall at this final hurdle. "I would also like to thank sponsors and partners for whom we have made strong friendships with and also the administrator, David Wilson, for his professionalism during this entire process. "We wish everyone all of the very best of luck for the future." The club will be making no further comment at this time. arobertsyr61
  • Score: 7

4:14pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Boysee1990 says...

well Bulls are going down!!!
might as well rent the ground out to Keighley cougars next year! t least they have a good backer!!
well Bulls are going down!!! might as well rent the ground out to Keighley cougars next year! t least they have a good backer!! Boysee1990
  • Score: 5

4:15pm Tue 25 Feb 14

angry bradfordian says...

The BBC seem to be in front of the T&A with more bad news....

Bradford Bulls have been deducted six points by the Rugby Football League after going into administration, prompting the club's proposed new owners to pull out.
The Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd consortium had their bid to purchase the Odsal club accepted last Thursday, although it was yet to be ratified by the RFL.
But they have withdrawn their offer as they believe the sanction makes "relegation almost a certainty".
The BBC seem to be in front of the T&A with more bad news.... Bradford Bulls have been deducted six points by the Rugby Football League after going into administration, prompting the club's proposed new owners to pull out. The Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd consortium had their bid to purchase the Odsal club accepted last Thursday, although it was yet to be ratified by the RFL. But they have withdrawn their offer as they believe the sanction makes "relegation almost a certainty". angry bradfordian
  • Score: 4

4:16pm Tue 25 Feb 14

StevieLad says...

This story has got more twists and turns than a twisty-turny thing
This story has got more twists and turns than a twisty-turny thing StevieLad
  • Score: 11

4:17pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

Bye bye
Bye bye Mike Strutter
  • Score: 5

4:18pm Tue 25 Feb 14

flashdonut says...

arobertsyr61 wrote:
Comment rom Mark Moore

25th February 2014



BRADFORD BULLS chairman Mark Moore has announced that Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, the holding company which had a bid to purchase the club accepted last week, has today withdrawn its offer.

On Thursday, Leeds-based administrator David Wilson accepted an offer from Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, which took initial control of the club after its former holding company, OK Bulls Ltd, entered administration last month, as the strongest.

However, commenting on behalf of the board of directors, Mr Moore has spoken of how he and his colleagues were left with little choice but to withdraw their proposal due to impending sanctions from the sport's governing body.

In a statement, the Bulls chairman said: “It is with great sadness and frustration that we have been led to this point.

"I believe that we have been forced into making this decision, due to the Rugby Football League's proposed sanction of a six-point deduction, making relegation almost a certainty.

"In addition, the governing body wished to place the club's licence into special measures, which, as successful businessmen, will likely taint our personal dealings while embarrassing us all professionally.

"I am also extremely surprised by the current position of the RFL, given the fact that they have guided us and advised us on the majority of decisions made over the past five to six months. We were more than grateful of their assistance, as they have been integral in getting us to this stage.

"More frustratingly, this process has been amplified by the fact that administration could have been avoided.

"Should the meeting held at the Provident Stadium, on January 9, which was designed to draw a line under the club's ownership and was chaired by the RFL, had followed its course properly and professionally then none of this would have occurred.

"The meeting included a quartet of important stakeholders, including Omar Khan and his associates, the club's debenture holder, representatives of the current board and, of the RFL, Ralph Rimmer and Blake Solly.

"Without following proper protocol, the RFL closed the meeting while discussions were still taking place and stakeholders were allowed to leave.

"No documents were signed and, as such, this led to a disagreement in the weeks which followed between one stakeholder and the other three.

"This poor leadership by the RFL was, I believe, detrimental to the ownership of the club being agreed amicably, which then ultimately led to it then being forced into administration.

"Due to the error made by the governing body, the players, staff and supporters have now been asked to suffer a six-point deduction along with heavy financial restrictions.

"It feels like a real slap in the face to our team, our partners, the sport and, most importantly, our supporters, of whom we have been working tirelessly for.

"On February 12, a meeting was held at Red Hall. We had not been given an agenda and the tough sanctions, imposed upon the club, were sprung upon us.

"The decision to place the club, by the RFL, into special measures was taken without key members of the RFL board having sight of the club's up-to-date cash-flow projections or our business plan, which we deem presumptuous as well as uninformed and unprofessional.

"Feedback from them leads us to believe that they had also made the decision based on inaccurate information, obtained without authorisation of the board.

"The business plan that we brought along to support our bid was not even asked for as the decision had already been made, leaving us with the impression that another objective is currently being played out.

"It needs to be pointed out also that this is the first relegation season for a number of years and the club has been functioning on only half of the central distribution funding for two years.

"It is equally important to point out that every other club in Super League is currently sharing the other half of the distribution money.

"Our desire was just to compete on a level playing field with the rest of the Super League.

"But with the sanctions imposed and the points above, I hope our supporters can agree that this is definitely not a level playing field and could be argued as anticompetitive.

"As a team we have worked tirelessly to turn the Bulls around.

"Each member of the board has taken responsibility for a different sector of the business, where we have reorganised the structure to help it become more sustainable while working towards profitability.

"Over the the last three months we have made cost savings of nearly £1,000,000 and, two games in, we believe we have proven our ability to stage Super League matches professionally.

"We have, time and time again been complemented for the measures we have put in place by RFL representatives, so have taken this complete lack of support with surprise and shock.

"We have also been very public and stated time and time again that we would be working with all genuine creditors as many of them are Bulls supporters, so this shows it was never the intention of the board to capitalise via administration.

"The dramas being played out over the past few months with the Bradford Bulls have been extremely tough on ourselves and our families.

"We have tried our very best to do what is right for both the club and the sport.

"We have been open and honest with the players and kept every promise made to them.

"The points deduction will hurt them most and we are very worried about their welfare, as they will view this mountain placed in front of them as something too tough to climb. As warriors we believe they will try their very best.

"The restrictions and penalties, placed on the club, leaves it all but impossible to grow the business in this relegation season.

"As such we were left with no other option than to withdraw the offer to the administrator, based on what we believe is an immoral position from the sport's governing body due to their involvement in this whole affair.

"I would like to thank all of the supporters, staff and players for the hard work they put in alongside us and please understand after all of the trials and tribulations experienced how gut wrenching it is to fall at this final hurdle.

"I would also like to thank sponsors and partners for whom we have made strong friendships with and also the administrator, David Wilson, for his professionalism during this entire process.

"We wish everyone all of the very best of luck for the future."

The club will be making no further comment at this time.
Fighting talk. About time. Let battle commence. COYB!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]arobertsyr61[/bold] wrote: Comment rom Mark Moore 25th February 2014 BRADFORD BULLS chairman Mark Moore has announced that Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, the holding company which had a bid to purchase the club accepted last week, has today withdrawn its offer. On Thursday, Leeds-based administrator David Wilson accepted an offer from Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, which took initial control of the club after its former holding company, OK Bulls Ltd, entered administration last month, as the strongest. However, commenting on behalf of the board of directors, Mr Moore has spoken of how he and his colleagues were left with little choice but to withdraw their proposal due to impending sanctions from the sport's governing body. In a statement, the Bulls chairman said: “It is with great sadness and frustration that we have been led to this point. "I believe that we have been forced into making this decision, due to the Rugby Football League's proposed sanction of a six-point deduction, making relegation almost a certainty. "In addition, the governing body wished to place the club's licence into special measures, which, as successful businessmen, will likely taint our personal dealings while embarrassing us all professionally. "I am also extremely surprised by the current position of the RFL, given the fact that they have guided us and advised us on the majority of decisions made over the past five to six months. We were more than grateful of their assistance, as they have been integral in getting us to this stage. "More frustratingly, this process has been amplified by the fact that administration could have been avoided. "Should the meeting held at the Provident Stadium, on January 9, which was designed to draw a line under the club's ownership and was chaired by the RFL, had followed its course properly and professionally then none of this would have occurred. "The meeting included a quartet of important stakeholders, including Omar Khan and his associates, the club's debenture holder, representatives of the current board and, of the RFL, Ralph Rimmer and Blake Solly. "Without following proper protocol, the RFL closed the meeting while discussions were still taking place and stakeholders were allowed to leave. "No documents were signed and, as such, this led to a disagreement in the weeks which followed between one stakeholder and the other three. "This poor leadership by the RFL was, I believe, detrimental to the ownership of the club being agreed amicably, which then ultimately led to it then being forced into administration. "Due to the error made by the governing body, the players, staff and supporters have now been asked to suffer a six-point deduction along with heavy financial restrictions. "It feels like a real slap in the face to our team, our partners, the sport and, most importantly, our supporters, of whom we have been working tirelessly for. "On February 12, a meeting was held at Red Hall. We had not been given an agenda and the tough sanctions, imposed upon the club, were sprung upon us. "The decision to place the club, by the RFL, into special measures was taken without key members of the RFL board having sight of the club's up-to-date cash-flow projections or our business plan, which we deem presumptuous as well as uninformed and unprofessional. "Feedback from them leads us to believe that they had also made the decision based on inaccurate information, obtained without authorisation of the board. "The business plan that we brought along to support our bid was not even asked for as the decision had already been made, leaving us with the impression that another objective is currently being played out. "It needs to be pointed out also that this is the first relegation season for a number of years and the club has been functioning on only half of the central distribution funding for two years. "It is equally important to point out that every other club in Super League is currently sharing the other half of the distribution money. "Our desire was just to compete on a level playing field with the rest of the Super League. "But with the sanctions imposed and the points above, I hope our supporters can agree that this is definitely not a level playing field and could be argued as anticompetitive. "As a team we have worked tirelessly to turn the Bulls around. "Each member of the board has taken responsibility for a different sector of the business, where we have reorganised the structure to help it become more sustainable while working towards profitability. "Over the the last three months we have made cost savings of nearly £1,000,000 and, two games in, we believe we have proven our ability to stage Super League matches professionally. "We have, time and time again been complemented for the measures we have put in place by RFL representatives, so have taken this complete lack of support with surprise and shock. "We have also been very public and stated time and time again that we would be working with all genuine creditors as many of them are Bulls supporters, so this shows it was never the intention of the board to capitalise via administration. "The dramas being played out over the past few months with the Bradford Bulls have been extremely tough on ourselves and our families. "We have tried our very best to do what is right for both the club and the sport. "We have been open and honest with the players and kept every promise made to them. "The points deduction will hurt them most and we are very worried about their welfare, as they will view this mountain placed in front of them as something too tough to climb. As warriors we believe they will try their very best. "The restrictions and penalties, placed on the club, leaves it all but impossible to grow the business in this relegation season. "As such we were left with no other option than to withdraw the offer to the administrator, based on what we believe is an immoral position from the sport's governing body due to their involvement in this whole affair. "I would like to thank all of the supporters, staff and players for the hard work they put in alongside us and please understand after all of the trials and tribulations experienced how gut wrenching it is to fall at this final hurdle. "I would also like to thank sponsors and partners for whom we have made strong friendships with and also the administrator, David Wilson, for his professionalism during this entire process. "We wish everyone all of the very best of luck for the future." The club will be making no further comment at this time.[/p][/quote]Fighting talk. About time. Let battle commence. COYB!!!!!!!!!!!!! flashdonut
  • Score: -1

4:39pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

Let's face it, if the Bulls can't survive in SL they won't survive in the championship.
The RFL know this and maybe they have had enough and want to get their hands on the land through the back door knowing the Bulls can't survive at Odsal.
A bit cheeky if you ask me.
Let's face it, if the Bulls can't survive in SL they won't survive in the championship. The RFL know this and maybe they have had enough and want to get their hands on the land through the back door knowing the Bulls can't survive at Odsal. A bit cheeky if you ask me. Mike Strutter
  • Score: 2

4:45pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Essexbull2 says...

Absolute bloody shambles. We are the laughing stock of rugby league. How many more turns are there to come?
Absolute bloody shambles. We are the laughing stock of rugby league. How many more turns are there to come? Essexbull2
  • Score: 12

4:55pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Bowlingboy says...

Well I wasn't expecting that one!

And now?
Well I wasn't expecting that one! And now? Bowlingboy
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Tue 25 Feb 14

modman61 says...

RFL are a joke
RFL are a joke modman61
  • Score: 3

5:09pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bullsone03 says...

I think the Directors are been hasty you only have to look at league tables from previous seasons and even with a six point reduction we would have still been safe
I think the Directors are been hasty you only have to look at league tables from previous seasons and even with a six point reduction we would have still been safe bullsone03
  • Score: -3

7:21pm Tue 25 Feb 14

realcitygent says...

no sympathy at all ,bulls deserve all they get ,when you had chance of moving down vp they turned there noses up at it ,maybe you relise there is only one team in bradford ,its a mickey mouse game you follow and when when you go under nobody will care, we can then turn odsal back into a skip
no sympathy at all ,bulls deserve all they get ,when you had chance of moving down vp they turned there noses up at it ,maybe you relise there is only one team in bradford ,its a mickey mouse game you follow and when when you go under nobody will care, we can then turn odsal back into a skip realcitygent
  • Score: -3

7:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

City gent,
You have obviously played the game then with your comment,re mickey mouse game.No ,I thought not.You quite clearly have a short memory concerning administration,and clearly know absolutely nothing about sport.As for nobody caring if they go under,I think you might just be wrong with that stupid assumption.City Clown.
City gent, You have obviously played the game then with your comment,re mickey mouse game.No ,I thought not.You quite clearly have a short memory concerning administration,and clearly know absolutely nothing about sport.As for nobody caring if they go under,I think you might just be wrong with that stupid assumption.City Clown. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 2

7:59pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

i told you all last year that you were doomed, seems I was right.

In other news, the Leeds Rhino's remain joint top of the league so not all news is bad news eh :)

Marching on together.....
i told you all last year that you were doomed, seems I was right. In other news, the Leeds Rhino's remain joint top of the league so not all news is bad news eh :) Marching on together..... Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: -7

9:51pm Tue 25 Feb 14

grizzly4578 says...

the mighty fax coming to super league
the mighty fax coming to super league grizzly4578
  • Score: 0

10:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
City gent,
You have obviously played the game then with your comment,re mickey mouse game.No ,I thought not.You quite clearly have a short memory concerning administration,and clearly know absolutely nothing about sport.As for nobody caring if they go under,I think you might just be wrong with that stupid assumption.City Clown.
City let them have the ground for free and they still slated the stadium.
It's not the fault of City for what has happened lately with the Bulls.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: City gent, You have obviously played the game then with your comment,re mickey mouse game.No ,I thought not.You quite clearly have a short memory concerning administration,and clearly know absolutely nothing about sport.As for nobody caring if they go under,I think you might just be wrong with that stupid assumption.City Clown.[/p][/quote]City let them have the ground for free and they still slated the stadium. It's not the fault of City for what has happened lately with the Bulls. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 1

10:36am Wed 26 Feb 14

Odsal53 says...

City Gent. You seem to forget that after the disasterous fire at Valley Parade to which lack of maintainence under the stand (clearing out all the rubbish that was accumalated there) did not help. City moved up to Odsal to play their home games. As a result a large part of the Sports Grant money had to be used to put segregation fencing round the grount. This was to keep what were persieved as football holigans from getting at one and other. Despite all this there were still City supporters who were slagging of the ground. I do realise that it was a very emotional decision to rebuild Valley Parade in recognition and memory of those who had perished in the fire. I had some very close friends who were there on that day and thankfully survived. However if an unemontional decision had been taken and the rebuild money had gone torebuilding the ground at Odsal then City would have had a ground with a capacity fit for the premire decision. I do not remember City being docket any points during their financial problems. The City council threw you a coach ride round the City and a Civic reception just for escaping relegation from the Premire League.
Wakefield will now be happy they have got their wish we have been docked 6 points and they will think that they are now safe from relegation. They forget of course when they asked for a level playing field for points deduction for going into administration that there was no relegation then so whatever they were safe.
City Gent. You seem to forget that after the disasterous fire at Valley Parade to which lack of maintainence under the stand (clearing out all the rubbish that was accumalated there) did not help. City moved up to Odsal to play their home games. As a result a large part of the Sports Grant money had to be used to put segregation fencing round the grount. This was to keep what were persieved as football holigans from getting at one and other. Despite all this there were still City supporters who were slagging of the ground. I do realise that it was a very emotional decision to rebuild Valley Parade in recognition and memory of those who had perished in the fire. I had some very close friends who were there on that day and thankfully survived. However if an unemontional decision had been taken and the rebuild money had gone torebuilding the ground at Odsal then City would have had a ground with a capacity fit for the premire decision. I do not remember City being docket any points during their financial problems. The City council threw you a coach ride round the City and a Civic reception just for escaping relegation from the Premire League. Wakefield will now be happy they have got their wish we have been docked 6 points and they will think that they are now safe from relegation. They forget of course when they asked for a level playing field for points deduction for going into administration that there was no relegation then so whatever they were safe. Odsal53
  • Score: 2

9:20pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Milo08 says...

We all know that the RFL couldn't organise the proverbial in a brewery!
Every admiration for Francis Cummins!
We all know that the RFL couldn't organise the proverbial in a brewery! Every admiration for Francis Cummins! Milo08
  • Score: 0

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