James Lowes throws hat in the ring, with Brian Noble and Glenn Morrison also in running for Bradford Bulls job

James Lowes

James Lowes

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BULLS legend James Lowes admits he is interested in the prospect of succeeding Francis Cummins in the Odsal hot-seat.

Cummins and assistant coach Lee St Hilaire were sacked yesterday by owner Marc Green in the wake of Sunday’s defeat at Salford.

Although club captain Matt Diskin has been handed the reins on a temporary basis ahead of Friday’s home game with Hull KR, Lowes is in the frame to take the job permanently.

John Kear, who famously kept Wakefield in Super League in 2006 and is currently coaching Batley on a part-time basis, is also believed to be interested in the position.

Ex-Bradford coach Brian Noble, who is a free agent after being sacked by Salford in April, and former player and current Dewsbury coach Glenn Morrison are also potential candidates.

The Bulls have not put any timescale on an appointment but Lowes, who is on a rolling contract as Leeds Carnegie head coach, is keen to be considered.

He told the T&A: “I’d like to at least sit down and talk with Marc Green to hear his plans.

“That would be the first step and it would be nice to meet with the bloke.”

Lowes previously applied for the Bulls head coach job when Mick Potter was appointed ahead of the 2011 campaign.

The 44-year-old was unsuccessful and explained: “I was still at Warrington but applied for the Bradford job when Peter Hood was in charge.

“I didn’t even get a reply to my application, which was very disappointing and left a sour taste.

“But it’s obviously a job I’d love to do whether it’s now or in the future. It’s Bradford Bulls – it’s my club.”

The former Bulls hooker guided Leeds to the play-off semi-finals of rugby union’s second tier in his first season in charge.

They were defeated by London Welsh but Lowes added: “I’ve massively improved as a coach in the past couple of years, working with Tony Smith and Brian McDermott then taking over at Leeds Carnegie. We’ve had a great year.”

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7:14am Tue 17 Jun 14

Ship rock says...

Would be nice if they signed noble and lowes as coaches but that's wishful thinking
Would be nice if they signed noble and lowes as coaches but that's wishful thinking Ship rock
  • Score: 18

7:35am Tue 17 Jun 14

Sense99 says...

Lets get a proven top quality coach and not a cheap one that we are taking a chance on. Lowes and Morrison both fabulous players but neither proven as a super league head coach - mind you we need a championship coach now !
Lets get a proven top quality coach and not a cheap one that we are taking a chance on. Lowes and Morrison both fabulous players but neither proven as a super league head coach - mind you we need a championship coach now ! Sense99
  • Score: 12

7:39am Tue 17 Jun 14

Bullinlancs79 says...

Ship rock wrote:
Would be nice if they signed noble and lowes as coaches but that's wishful thinking
Lowes has done a cracking job at Leeds and is a bulls legend. Not done anything of note really in coaching in League but I would defo give him a bash at the hot seat
[quote][p][bold]Ship rock[/bold] wrote: Would be nice if they signed noble and lowes as coaches but that's wishful thinking[/p][/quote]Lowes has done a cracking job at Leeds and is a bulls legend. Not done anything of note really in coaching in League but I would defo give him a bash at the hot seat Bullinlancs79
  • Score: 12

7:44am Tue 17 Jun 14

nosher says...

Wouldn't go for any of the "old boys" we need a young up and coming Aussie. Wish we could find somebody like Michael McGuire or Trent Robinson.
Wouldn't go for any of the "old boys" we need a young up and coming Aussie. Wish we could find somebody like Michael McGuire or Trent Robinson. nosher
  • Score: -12

7:47am Tue 17 Jun 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

Why does it not surprise us that Hood didn't even have the decency to contact Jimmy, a Bulls legend who deserves the freedom of Odsal. I would be more than happy to give him a shot, he would have the respect of the dressing room and the fans. Glenn as assistant and Nobby could be brought in as consultant to both as chief exec with Robbie as marketing director. Question is where would the cash come from to keep such personnel?!!
Why does it not surprise us that Hood didn't even have the decency to contact Jimmy, a Bulls legend who deserves the freedom of Odsal. I would be more than happy to give him a shot, he would have the respect of the dressing room and the fans. Glenn as assistant and Nobby could be brought in as consultant to both as chief exec with Robbie as marketing director. Question is where would the cash come from to keep such personnel?!! BirchLane-1964
  • Score: 13

7:50am Tue 17 Jun 14

bradfordbronco says...

Wonder how this makes Leeds RU feel!.
I agree with nosher but you dont know if you've got the next michael maguire, trent robinson or nathan brown till you given them a go.
Wonder how this makes Leeds RU feel!. I agree with nosher but you dont know if you've got the next michael maguire, trent robinson or nathan brown till you given them a go. bradfordbronco
  • Score: 15

8:05am Tue 17 Jun 14

nosher says...

BirchLane-1964 wrote:
Why does it not surprise us that Hood didn't even have the decency to contact Jimmy, a Bulls legend who deserves the freedom of Odsal. I would be more than happy to give him a shot, he would have the respect of the dressing room and the fans. Glenn as assistant and Nobby could be brought in as consultant to both as chief exec with Robbie as marketing director. Question is where would the cash come from to keep such personnel?!!
You are hoping our past glories will return by the influence of our legends. Its a non starter. Its in the past let's leave it there. Non of them have done anything of note in coaching in SL in the last five years.
[quote][p][bold]BirchLane-1964[/bold] wrote: Why does it not surprise us that Hood didn't even have the decency to contact Jimmy, a Bulls legend who deserves the freedom of Odsal. I would be more than happy to give him a shot, he would have the respect of the dressing room and the fans. Glenn as assistant and Nobby could be brought in as consultant to both as chief exec with Robbie as marketing director. Question is where would the cash come from to keep such personnel?!![/p][/quote]You are hoping our past glories will return by the influence of our legends. Its a non starter. Its in the past let's leave it there. Non of them have done anything of note in coaching in SL in the last five years. nosher
  • Score: -4

8:23am Tue 17 Jun 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

nosher wrote:
BirchLane-1964 wrote:
Why does it not surprise us that Hood didn't even have the decency to contact Jimmy, a Bulls legend who deserves the freedom of Odsal. I would be more than happy to give him a shot, he would have the respect of the dressing room and the fans. Glenn as assistant and Nobby could be brought in as consultant to both as chief exec with Robbie as marketing director. Question is where would the cash come from to keep such personnel?!!
You are hoping our past glories will return by the influence of our legends. Its a non starter. Its in the past let's leave it there. Non of them have done anything of note in coaching in SL in the last five years.
But we need someone with an in depth knowledge of the club to oversee the transition period, then maybe when we need taking a level up in the future we can review whether a more experienced coach would suit. To throw another name out there how about Matt Calland??!! Yes I know another ex Bull but he's done a good job elsewhere
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BirchLane-1964[/bold] wrote: Why does it not surprise us that Hood didn't even have the decency to contact Jimmy, a Bulls legend who deserves the freedom of Odsal. I would be more than happy to give him a shot, he would have the respect of the dressing room and the fans. Glenn as assistant and Nobby could be brought in as consultant to both as chief exec with Robbie as marketing director. Question is where would the cash come from to keep such personnel?!![/p][/quote]You are hoping our past glories will return by the influence of our legends. Its a non starter. Its in the past let's leave it there. Non of them have done anything of note in coaching in SL in the last five years.[/p][/quote]But we need someone with an in depth knowledge of the club to oversee the transition period, then maybe when we need taking a level up in the future we can review whether a more experienced coach would suit. To throw another name out there how about Matt Calland??!! Yes I know another ex Bull but he's done a good job elsewhere BirchLane-1964
  • Score: 7

8:28am Tue 17 Jun 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Kear is the man, it's clear the team have lacked a disciplinarian in the coaching department and Near is renounced for having a firm hand with his players. He's not a chummy chummy coach, he's the boss and you do what he tells you. Just what we need.
Kear is the man, it's clear the team have lacked a disciplinarian in the coaching department and Near is renounced for having a firm hand with his players. He's not a chummy chummy coach, he's the boss and you do what he tells you. Just what we need. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 7

8:29am Tue 17 Jun 14

Solomon Grundy says...

Brian Noble and Jimmy Lowes as assistant with a view to Brian becoming director of rugby in the future and Jimmy taking over full time once the club is back on its feet.

Failing that John Kear.
Brian Noble and Jimmy Lowes as assistant with a view to Brian becoming director of rugby in the future and Jimmy taking over full time once the club is back on its feet. Failing that John Kear. Solomon Grundy
  • Score: 27

8:35am Tue 17 Jun 14

Sad bull says...

nosher wrote:
BirchLane-1964 wrote:
Why does it not surprise us that Hood didn't even have the decency to contact Jimmy, a Bulls legend who deserves the freedom of Odsal. I would be more than happy to give him a shot, he would have the respect of the dressing room and the fans. Glenn as assistant and Nobby could be brought in as consultant to both as chief exec with Robbie as marketing director. Question is where would the cash come from to keep such personnel?!!
You are hoping our past glories will return by the influence of our legends. Its a non starter. Its in the past let's leave it there. Non of them have done anything of note in coaching in SL in the last five years.
Who, who actually " has done anything of note in SL in the last five years " is going to come to the Bulls ?

New blood is the only option I can see and if Jimmy can get players to play with half the pride and commitment he did, it would be a great place to start.

Brian Noble in some kind of supporting role would also be good but I think his days as a head coach are over.
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BirchLane-1964[/bold] wrote: Why does it not surprise us that Hood didn't even have the decency to contact Jimmy, a Bulls legend who deserves the freedom of Odsal. I would be more than happy to give him a shot, he would have the respect of the dressing room and the fans. Glenn as assistant and Nobby could be brought in as consultant to both as chief exec with Robbie as marketing director. Question is where would the cash come from to keep such personnel?!![/p][/quote]You are hoping our past glories will return by the influence of our legends. Its a non starter. Its in the past let's leave it there. Non of them have done anything of note in coaching in SL in the last five years.[/p][/quote]Who, who actually " has done anything of note in SL in the last five years " is going to come to the Bulls ? New blood is the only option I can see and if Jimmy can get players to play with half the pride and commitment he did, it would be a great place to start. Brian Noble in some kind of supporting role would also be good but I think his days as a head coach are over. Sad bull
  • Score: 7

8:42am Tue 17 Jun 14

haterugbysometimes says...

Mixed feelings I can see from the comments so far, but lets get real, anyone of those named in the frame would be a bonus to what we have had; all have a lot to give to Bradford, the fans and players. The reality is it will be a major miracle if we stay up, if we don't we need someone to build the club and bring us back into Super League and I believe any one of these are capable of this
Mixed feelings I can see from the comments so far, but lets get real, anyone of those named in the frame would be a bonus to what we have had; all have a lot to give to Bradford, the fans and players. The reality is it will be a major miracle if we stay up, if we don't we need someone to build the club and bring us back into Super League and I believe any one of these are capable of this haterugbysometimes
  • Score: 6

8:43am Tue 17 Jun 14

A650 says...

Kear is stuggling at Batley and isn't the messiah people think. However we do need a coach with experience. If we have enough money I'd like to see Noble and Morrison/Lowes in support.
Kear is stuggling at Batley and isn't the messiah people think. However we do need a coach with experience. If we have enough money I'd like to see Noble and Morrison/Lowes in support. A650
  • Score: 9

8:52am Tue 17 Jun 14

Bone_idle18 says...

I suspect part time players are less responsive to Keats methods, after all, after a hard days graft, last thing you need is a coach giving you a load of sh#t!

Think pros would respond better, and if they don't get rid. We need everyone pulling in same direction.
I suspect part time players are less responsive to Keats methods, after all, after a hard days graft, last thing you need is a coach giving you a load of sh#t! Think pros would respond better, and if they don't get rid. We need everyone pulling in same direction. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 3

9:09am Tue 17 Jun 14

Van Bellen's Baby says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Kear is the man, it's clear the team have lacked a disciplinarian in the coaching department and Near is renounced for having a firm hand with his players. He's not a chummy chummy coach, he's the boss and you do what he tells you. Just what we need.
Plus he's always at odds with the RFL so he'll fit in well ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: Kear is the man, it's clear the team have lacked a disciplinarian in the coaching department and Near is renounced for having a firm hand with his players. He's not a chummy chummy coach, he's the boss and you do what he tells you. Just what we need.[/p][/quote]Plus he's always at odds with the RFL so he'll fit in well ;-) Van Bellen's Baby
  • Score: 3

9:16am Tue 17 Jun 14

bull for life says...

YES!!!!!!!! at last something is seen to be getting done to save my beloved team. Jimmy Jimmy and Nobbie for me . They would crap the whip and give a kick start before its too late. COME ON YOIU BULLS you can do it.
Lets bring the good times back for more great memories. Keep the faith all bulls fans.
YES!!!!!!!! at last something is seen to be getting done to save my beloved team. Jimmy Jimmy and Nobbie for me . They would crap the whip and give a kick start before its too late. COME ON YOIU BULLS you can do it. Lets bring the good times back for more great memories. Keep the faith all bulls fans. bull for life
  • Score: 18

9:48am Tue 17 Jun 14

salford red says...

we have a coach you can have harris....kear is a good coach..and I think he would do a great job at the bulls.. but noble and lowes..as some say noble moving upstairs after a period of time...noble wasn't given enough time at salford
we have a coach you can have harris....kear is a good coach..and I think he would do a great job at the bulls.. but noble and lowes..as some say noble moving upstairs after a period of time...noble wasn't given enough time at salford salford red
  • Score: 13

9:52am Tue 17 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

Noble till end of the year is the most likely , Just look at the success he had at Salford with open cheque book .....Oh wait :-)
Noble till end of the year is the most likely , Just look at the success he had at Salford with open cheque book .....Oh wait :-) axelf1963
  • Score: -5

10:04am Tue 17 Jun 14

billybobbull says...

It seems that what we need is a coach (or coaches) that can consistently inspire the whole squad and who has the kudos to bring in players that will do us a job in the next two years.

I agree with some of the comments above. Kear is not TOP quality consistently, Yes he can inspire for big games and when the odds are against, but has not and cannot compete in the top four consistently.

Nobbly can, but is likely not to want the job IF we go down. Jimmy Lowes has been around, has served his apprenticeship and I feel can do a job along with Nobby on a short term consultancy similar to the one Brian Smith did. Maybe with Glen Johnson as Asst to Lowes.

Anyone with their credentials who is willing to take the risk of coaching in the Championship, deserves a go in the situation we find ourselves.
It seems that what we need is a coach (or coaches) that can consistently inspire the whole squad and who has the kudos to bring in players that will do us a job in the next two years. I agree with some of the comments above. Kear is not TOP quality consistently, Yes he can inspire for big games and when the odds are against, but has not and cannot compete in the top four consistently. Nobbly can, but is likely not to want the job IF we go down. Jimmy Lowes has been around, has served his apprenticeship and I feel can do a job along with Nobby on a short term consultancy similar to the one Brian Smith did. Maybe with Glen Johnson as Asst to Lowes. Anyone with their credentials who is willing to take the risk of coaching in the Championship, deserves a go in the situation we find ourselves. billybobbull
  • Score: 5

10:08am Tue 17 Jun 14

monobrow man says...

I would try to get mark Aston how he never gets offered a super league job is a travesty.
I would try to get mark Aston how he never gets offered a super league job is a travesty. monobrow man
  • Score: 5

10:17am Tue 17 Jun 14

Parz says...

Sign him up, preferably with Willie Poaching as his number 2.
Sign him up, preferably with Willie Poaching as his number 2. Parz
  • Score: 1

10:21am Tue 17 Jun 14

Out of site says...

There won't be enough support to fill a coach next season.
There won't be enough support to fill a coach next season. Out of site
  • Score: -18

10:25am Tue 17 Jun 14

Shaggoth says...

A650 wrote:
Kear is stuggling at Batley and isn't the messiah people think. However we do need a coach with experience. If we have enough money I'd like to see Noble and Morrison/Lowes in support.
I think he IS the Messiah people think but in time limited backs to the wall situations.

He perhaps gets found out in longterm coaching but saving Wakefield from certain relegation, and winning the cup with Sheffield prove to me he can man-manage great things from meager resources for a short burst.

If we want to try to stay up he's our man. If we want to restructure and plan for lower league rugby he definitely isn't.
[quote][p][bold]A650[/bold] wrote: Kear is stuggling at Batley and isn't the messiah people think. However we do need a coach with experience. If we have enough money I'd like to see Noble and Morrison/Lowes in support.[/p][/quote]I think he IS the Messiah people think but in time limited backs to the wall situations. He perhaps gets found out in longterm coaching but saving Wakefield from certain relegation, and winning the cup with Sheffield prove to me he can man-manage great things from meager resources for a short burst. If we want to try to stay up he's our man. If we want to restructure and plan for lower league rugby he definitely isn't. Shaggoth
  • Score: 1

10:30am Tue 17 Jun 14

Videoref says...

salford red wrote:
we have a coach you can have harris....kear is a good coach..and I think he would do a great job at the bulls.. but noble and lowes..as some say noble moving upstairs after a period of time...noble wasn't given enough time at salford
He was the original cause if all our problems-we certainly don't want him back you can keep him
[quote][p][bold]salford red[/bold] wrote: we have a coach you can have harris....kear is a good coach..and I think he would do a great job at the bulls.. but noble and lowes..as some say noble moving upstairs after a period of time...noble wasn't given enough time at salford[/p][/quote]He was the original cause if all our problems-we certainly don't want him back you can keep him Videoref
  • Score: 8

11:02am Tue 17 Jun 14

modman61 says...

Noble and Lowes for me.
Noble and Lowes for me. modman61
  • Score: 13

11:48am Tue 17 Jun 14

Videoref says...

Adam O'brian would be England hooker under Jimmy Lowes in a couple of years
Noble/Lowes partnership for me
Adam O'brian would be England hooker under Jimmy Lowes in a couple of years Noble/Lowes partnership for me Videoref
  • Score: 11

12:12pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Old Dave says...

Kear has a proven track record of making a silk purse from a sow's ear. we could do with that!

Noble and Lowes are Bradford legends and could perhaps inspire the players like few others could. Pride in the shirt etc...

There are positives for both.

I've a sneaky feeling Nobby might be asked to work the oracle and keep us up on a short term deal. We've no money and he's got to get more from the squad as it stands.

If we do eventually get relegated, and I honestly think we will now, Morrison would fit the bill perfectly. He's doing a good job with Dewsbury and is ambitious.
Kear has a proven track record of making a silk purse from a sow's ear. we could do with that! Noble and Lowes are Bradford legends and could perhaps inspire the players like few others could. Pride in the shirt etc... There are positives for both. I've a sneaky feeling Nobby might be asked to work the oracle and keep us up on a short term deal. We've no money and he's got to get more from the squad as it stands. If we do eventually get relegated, and I honestly think we will now, Morrison would fit the bill perfectly. He's doing a good job with Dewsbury and is ambitious. Old Dave
  • Score: 3

12:24pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Loyalbull1981 says...

I love the comment ''Its Bradford Bulls, its my club'' nearly brought a tear to my eye but i have to say i dont want jimmy to come back then us get relegated and he be blamed and taunted and his legend status ruined by stupid fans. In another breath id be so made up to welcome the great man back even though hes a Leeds United fan. I would loveto see morrison as his assistant.
I love the comment ''Its Bradford Bulls, its my club'' nearly brought a tear to my eye but i have to say i dont want jimmy to come back then us get relegated and he be blamed and taunted and his legend status ruined by stupid fans. In another breath id be so made up to welcome the great man back even though hes a Leeds United fan. I would loveto see morrison as his assistant. Loyalbull1981
  • Score: 9

12:32pm Tue 17 Jun 14

bartsbull says...

How about lowes and Morrison they both have great passion in the way they
played the game and our club lowes as served his time give him a shot

Glen would be great with the young guys and our defence would certainly be better with these two at the helm

COYB
How about lowes and Morrison they both have great passion in the way they played the game and our club lowes as served his time give him a shot Glen would be great with the young guys and our defence would certainly be better with these two at the helm COYB bartsbull
  • Score: 4

12:33pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Solomon Grundy says...

monobrow man wrote:
I would try to get mark Aston how he never gets offered a super league job is a travesty.
That's a very good call.
[quote][p][bold]monobrow man[/bold] wrote: I would try to get mark Aston how he never gets offered a super league job is a travesty.[/p][/quote]That's a very good call. Solomon Grundy
  • Score: -3

12:36pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Parz says...

Loyalbull1981 wrote:
I love the comment ''Its Bradford Bulls, its my club'' nearly brought a tear to my eye but i have to say i dont want jimmy to come back then us get relegated and he be blamed and taunted and his legend status ruined by stupid fans. In another breath id be so made up to welcome the great man back even though hes a Leeds United fan. I would loveto see morrison as his assistant.
To be fair we're already relegated anyway at this point. We need to win 5 games more than Wakey to stay up and, even as the eternal optimist that I am, I can't see us winning 5 games never mind 5 more than them with the fixtures we have left. Realistically, we're already down. So I'd be happy bringing him in now. Nobody with a brain cell would be able to blame any incoming coach for us being relegated.
[quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: I love the comment ''Its Bradford Bulls, its my club'' nearly brought a tear to my eye but i have to say i dont want jimmy to come back then us get relegated and he be blamed and taunted and his legend status ruined by stupid fans. In another breath id be so made up to welcome the great man back even though hes a Leeds United fan. I would loveto see morrison as his assistant.[/p][/quote]To be fair we're already relegated anyway at this point. We need to win 5 games more than Wakey to stay up and, even as the eternal optimist that I am, I can't see us winning 5 games never mind 5 more than them with the fixtures we have left. Realistically, we're already down. So I'd be happy bringing him in now. Nobody with a brain cell would be able to blame any incoming coach for us being relegated. Parz
  • Score: 6

1:27pm Tue 17 Jun 14

bradfordbronco says...

Solomon Grundy wrote:
monobrow man wrote:
I would try to get mark Aston how he never gets offered a super league job is a travesty.
That's a very good call.
Got to agree. Aston has served his apprenticeship. Could be the best bet
[quote][p][bold]Solomon Grundy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monobrow man[/bold] wrote: I would try to get mark Aston how he never gets offered a super league job is a travesty.[/p][/quote]That's a very good call.[/p][/quote]Got to agree. Aston has served his apprenticeship. Could be the best bet bradfordbronco
  • Score: -1

1:42pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Parz says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Solomon Grundy wrote:
monobrow man wrote: I would try to get mark Aston how he never gets offered a super league job is a travesty.
That's a very good call.
Got to agree. Aston has served his apprenticeship. Could be the best bet
Cut him in half though and he bleeds Sheffield. Spent the vast majority of this playing career there and was the figurehead for bringing them back after they were swallowed up by Huddersfield. I can't see him ever leaving.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Solomon Grundy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monobrow man[/bold] wrote: I would try to get mark Aston how he never gets offered a super league job is a travesty.[/p][/quote]That's a very good call.[/p][/quote]Got to agree. Aston has served his apprenticeship. Could be the best bet[/p][/quote]Cut him in half though and he bleeds Sheffield. Spent the vast majority of this playing career there and was the figurehead for bringing them back after they were swallowed up by Huddersfield. I can't see him ever leaving. Parz
  • Score: 2

2:48pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Sense99 says...

Robbie will be coaching part time, in his lunch hour, in between the new marketing initiative of him posting fliers through everyone's front door, offer cheap tickets, Ha ha !
Robbie will be coaching part time, in his lunch hour, in between the new marketing initiative of him posting fliers through everyone's front door, offer cheap tickets, Ha ha ! Sense99
  • Score: -9

2:48pm Tue 17 Jun 14

raisemeup says...

Solomon Grundy wrote:
Brian Noble and Jimmy Lowes as assistant with a view to Brian becoming director of rugby in the future and Jimmy taking over full time once the club is back on its feet.

Failing that John Kear.
I would favour that, or Glen as assistant, to bring knowledge of how the championship tick at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]Solomon Grundy[/bold] wrote: Brian Noble and Jimmy Lowes as assistant with a view to Brian becoming director of rugby in the future and Jimmy taking over full time once the club is back on its feet. Failing that John Kear.[/p][/quote]I would favour that, or Glen as assistant, to bring knowledge of how the championship tick at the moment. raisemeup
  • Score: 2

3:09pm Tue 17 Jun 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

RHP has told Sky that the club is in no hurry to appoint a new coach so we are going to be stuck with disco at the controls.

If Green really has this Club at heart we will have Noble and Jimmy as the dream team but I am not going to hold my breath.
RHP has told Sky that the club is in no hurry to appoint a new coach so we are going to be stuck with disco at the controls. If Green really has this Club at heart we will have Noble and Jimmy as the dream team but I am not going to hold my breath. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 8

3:16pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Holidays2014 says...

The club is not in special measure, it would have been under Mark Moore and co and that is why they walked away as they didn't want the club to be relegated. Under Marc green the club is NOT In special measures he is choosing not to invest in players and he wont rush to invest in anew manager mark my words.
The club is not in special measure, it would have been under Mark Moore and co and that is why they walked away as they didn't want the club to be relegated. Under Marc green the club is NOT In special measures he is choosing not to invest in players and he wont rush to invest in anew manager mark my words. Holidays2014
  • Score: 1

3:27pm Tue 17 Jun 14

bully4us says...

Maybe Jimmy should learn a lesson off the two senior coaches here and say nothing to newspapers at this point - especially having a pop at past chairmen. Keep quiet and only talk to the owner if asked.
Jimmy was a truly great Bulls player but I have serious doubts about his temperament. I would prefer Nobby and Morrison. Glen would have the players respect whereas Jimmy could be over the top and fall out with players very quickly. He was bad tempered at Wire. Why did Leeds let him go only to be on a rolling contract. That seems odd if he is that good. HKR is an absolute must win so I would hope the new coach is in this week. Lose on Friday and there is no rush as the recruitment for the championship can wait a few weeks.
Maybe Jimmy should learn a lesson off the two senior coaches here and say nothing to newspapers at this point - especially having a pop at past chairmen. Keep quiet and only talk to the owner if asked. Jimmy was a truly great Bulls player but I have serious doubts about his temperament. I would prefer Nobby and Morrison. Glen would have the players respect whereas Jimmy could be over the top and fall out with players very quickly. He was bad tempered at Wire. Why did Leeds let him go only to be on a rolling contract. That seems odd if he is that good. HKR is an absolute must win so I would hope the new coach is in this week. Lose on Friday and there is no rush as the recruitment for the championship can wait a few weeks. bully4us
  • Score: 1

4:48pm Tue 17 Jun 14

franklyn says...

the saying closing the stable door after the horse has bolted comes to mind. FC shouldn't have been in charge this season. Yes I know times were hard but the team have never looked a S/L outfit under him. They lack ideas and heart, just no simple knowhow.
Who knows what the situation is? Will players opt to leave if w are relegated as seems likely, will players remain full time, or go part time? can the club afford a top line full time coach in the championship? One thing is for sure, the chances of remaining in S/L are virtually nil, who ever gets the job for the rest of the season.
Bulls loyal supporters have done their bit on several occasions . its now down the the powers that be at odsal to come good and get the bulls back to where they belong.
the saying closing the stable door after the horse has bolted comes to mind. FC shouldn't have been in charge this season. Yes I know times were hard but the team have never looked a S/L outfit under him. They lack ideas and heart, just no simple knowhow. Who knows what the situation is? Will players opt to leave if w are relegated as seems likely, will players remain full time, or go part time? can the club afford a top line full time coach in the championship? One thing is for sure, the chances of remaining in S/L are virtually nil, who ever gets the job for the rest of the season. Bulls loyal supporters have done their bit on several occasions . its now down the the powers that be at odsal to come good and get the bulls back to where they belong. franklyn
  • Score: 2

5:16pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Videoref says...

If Diskin is the coach for HKR match does this mean he will watch from the stand and O'brian will start at 9?
George/Foster on wings, Kear at fb and Gaskell at stand off? Blythe at centre and Addy back in 2nd row? Might have some semblence of a gameplan then. Maybe even Kearney is fit again? At least we might make a game of it.
If Diskin is the coach for HKR match does this mean he will watch from the stand and O'brian will start at 9? George/Foster on wings, Kear at fb and Gaskell at stand off? Blythe at centre and Addy back in 2nd row? Might have some semblence of a gameplan then. Maybe even Kearney is fit again? At least we might make a game of it. Videoref
  • Score: 2

5:17pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Loyalbull1981 says...

Parz wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote:
I love the comment ''Its Bradford Bulls, its my club'' nearly brought a tear to my eye but i have to say i dont want jimmy to come back then us get relegated and he be blamed and taunted and his legend status ruined by stupid fans. In another breath id be so made up to welcome the great man back even though hes a Leeds United fan. I would loveto see morrison as his assistant.
To be fair we're already relegated anyway at this point. We need to win 5 games more than Wakey to stay up and, even as the eternal optimist that I am, I can't see us winning 5 games never mind 5 more than them with the fixtures we have left. Realistically, we're already down. So I'd be happy bringing him in now. Nobody with a brain cell would be able to blame any incoming coach for us being relegated.
to be fair we have many fans who will do just that so we must have many with one brain cell then haaa.
[quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: I love the comment ''Its Bradford Bulls, its my club'' nearly brought a tear to my eye but i have to say i dont want jimmy to come back then us get relegated and he be blamed and taunted and his legend status ruined by stupid fans. In another breath id be so made up to welcome the great man back even though hes a Leeds United fan. I would loveto see morrison as his assistant.[/p][/quote]To be fair we're already relegated anyway at this point. We need to win 5 games more than Wakey to stay up and, even as the eternal optimist that I am, I can't see us winning 5 games never mind 5 more than them with the fixtures we have left. Realistically, we're already down. So I'd be happy bringing him in now. Nobody with a brain cell would be able to blame any incoming coach for us being relegated.[/p][/quote]to be fair we have many fans who will do just that so we must have many with one brain cell then haaa. Loyalbull1981
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Hullbull says...

Jimmy, Nobby or Kear will add a bit of steel to the side but we do need an angry young man in the centre of the pack giving direction and doing a bit of niggling rather like Jimmy used to do. Unfortunately Addy aside this team doesnt have any tough little nuggets who can get in and do the graft. I would expect any of the three coaches mentioned above will require that type of player should they come in. I for one would like to see nobby preside over the rebuilding of the club. I know people think he can only work with a large budget but he has done a hell of a lot of unoticed work with youth development over the years with all clubs he has worked at. I have to say i would be happy with any of the three coaches mentioned so far.
Jimmy, Nobby or Kear will add a bit of steel to the side but we do need an angry young man in the centre of the pack giving direction and doing a bit of niggling rather like Jimmy used to do. Unfortunately Addy aside this team doesnt have any tough little nuggets who can get in and do the graft. I would expect any of the three coaches mentioned above will require that type of player should they come in. I for one would like to see nobby preside over the rebuilding of the club. I know people think he can only work with a large budget but he has done a hell of a lot of unoticed work with youth development over the years with all clubs he has worked at. I have to say i would be happy with any of the three coaches mentioned so far. Hullbull
  • Score: 1

6:53pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

Nobody decent will want the poisoned chalice that is the bulls. Skint, third rate players playing in a s**thole of a ground in front of a couple of thousand fans will hardly be a tempting offer for anyone with any ambition.
Nobody decent will want the poisoned chalice that is the bulls. Skint, third rate players playing in a s**thole of a ground in front of a couple of thousand fans will hardly be a tempting offer for anyone with any ambition. Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: -3

7:54pm Tue 17 Jun 14

gavskidoodle says...

For gods sake,will people stop saying we've "NO MONEY ". We have,but who do u spend it on @ this stage in the season. Let's save it for nxt yr now,and stop harping on about Mr green not caring. It's now becoming very BORING!! Wots happened has happened + if u can't handle the heat then get out of the kitchen.
For gods sake,will people stop saying we've "NO MONEY ". We have,but who do u spend it on @ this stage in the season. Let's save it for nxt yr now,and stop harping on about Mr green not caring. It's now becoming very BORING!! Wots happened has happened + if u can't handle the heat then get out of the kitchen. gavskidoodle
  • Score: 2

8:19pm Tue 17 Jun 14

n*** r says...

I don't think Mathew Elliott is doing anything at moment.
I don't think Mathew Elliott is doing anything at moment. n*** r
  • Score: 1

9:56pm Tue 17 Jun 14

bigwoz says...

what about peter fox,is he still alive?
what about peter fox,is he still alive? bigwoz
  • Score: 0

11:41pm Tue 17 Jun 14

bradfordbronco says...

Think the comments Lowes has made show he isn't up to the job. He is already in a job and has basically told his existing employers and players who expects to get 100% from that he wants to leave because the Bulls is his true club.

Not very smart. Not the smart thinking or diplomacy that a great coach needs. Yes he would rant and rave in the dressing room, but does anyone think he has any ability to "Coach"?

Lets see who else applies for the job first. Hope its an up and coming young coach who has learned his craft has new ideas and who can build for the long term.

Can't see the point in going for Kear. Noble maybe in the short term to help and advise but we need to take our time and get it right. Its a perfect opportunity to build the club correctly
Think the comments Lowes has made show he isn't up to the job. He is already in a job and has basically told his existing employers and players who expects to get 100% from that he wants to leave because the Bulls is his true club. Not very smart. Not the smart thinking or diplomacy that a great coach needs. Yes he would rant and rave in the dressing room, but does anyone think he has any ability to "Coach"? Lets see who else applies for the job first. Hope its an up and coming young coach who has learned his craft has new ideas and who can build for the long term. Can't see the point in going for Kear. Noble maybe in the short term to help and advise but we need to take our time and get it right. Its a perfect opportunity to build the club correctly bradfordbronco
  • Score: 0

5:42pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Forever-Bfd says...

Jimmy Lowes said he was enjoying Union but his true love was Rugby league, read that a while ago so he hasn't hidden this from his employers or players as somebody suggested. Don't know if he is the right man for the job, but hope they get someone soon. Sorry that it didn't work out for Cummins but for some reason the players ( in my opinion) let him and us down.
Jimmy Lowes said he was enjoying Union but his true love was Rugby league, read that a while ago so he hasn't hidden this from his employers or players as somebody suggested. Don't know if he is the right man for the job, but hope they get someone soon. Sorry that it didn't work out for Cummins but for some reason the players ( in my opinion) let him and us down. Forever-Bfd
  • Score: 0

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