Joe Arundel plotting unbeaten end to Bradford Bulls season

Joe Arundel scores for the Bulls against Hull FC

Joe Arundel scores for the Bulls against Hull FC

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JOE Arundel sees no reason why the in-form Bulls cannot stay unbeaten for the rest of the season following their run of three straight wins.

Sunday's 34-28 success over Hull FC was the first time in two years that Bradford had claimed three Super League victories on the bounce.

It continued the team's and, indeed, Arundel's renaissance in recent weeks under new coach Jimmy Lowes.

The 22-year-old centre is on a season-long loan from Hull and scored twice against his parent club on Sunday.

Arundel said: "It's always good to play well but I think I've played well for the last couple of weeks now.

"It's just about getting that bit of consistency – but it was good to play well and show what I can do, especially against Hull.

"The whole part of me coming here was to get game-time and get back playing well and obviously trying to help Bradford stay up.

"Unfortunately that is not going to happen but, with the form we have shown in recent weeks, I'm sure we can go unbeaten for the rest of the season."

Arundel said the vigour that Lowes had brought to the Bulls in training was transmitting to their performances in games.

"Jimmy has brought a lot to our game and training has been harder with a real intensity to it," he said.

"We are showing that intensity in games – when someone makes a break, we've got five or six players chasing back ready to go.

"It was a good team performance on Sunday. We got off to a sloppy start but we came out strongly in the second half and got a great win.

"We've always had a good team here and we will never know where we might be if Jimmy had come in earlier.

"He has definitely changed something about us and we are playing well, which bodes well for the rest of this season and, indeed, next season."

Both Jay Pitts and Arundel have two years left on their contracts at Hull and could return to fight for their places at the KC Stadium.

Arundel said: "At this moment in time, I think I'm going back to Hull because I'm under contract there."

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7:40am Tue 19 Aug 14

1964gc says...

Another player who has highlighted the shortcomings of fc an shl,Jimmy clearly won't accept shirkers and it works
Another player who has highlighted the shortcomings of fc an shl,Jimmy clearly won't accept shirkers and it works 1964gc
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7:49am Tue 19 Aug 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

1964gc wrote:
Another player who has highlighted the shortcomings of fc an shl,Jimmy clearly won't accept shirkers and it works
very true; JL is almost bursting with passion about being the Club coach where it always came across that it was just a job for FC which is the attitude he got from his players.

As we can see from recent performances the players seem to rediscovered the pride in wearing the shirt.
[quote][p][bold]1964gc[/bold] wrote: Another player who has highlighted the shortcomings of fc an shl,Jimmy clearly won't accept shirkers and it works[/p][/quote]very true; JL is almost bursting with passion about being the Club coach where it always came across that it was just a job for FC which is the attitude he got from his players. As we can see from recent performances the players seem to rediscovered the pride in wearing the shirt. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 5

7:50am Tue 19 Aug 14

colgre says...

Both Jay Pitts and Arundel have two years left on their contracts at Hull and could return to fight for their places at the KC Stadium.

Arundel said: "At this moment in time, I think I'm going back to Hull because I'm under contract there."

Joe sounding a little unsure of where his future lies...would love to see them both in Bulls shirts next season..... Jimmy is sure turning it all around at Odsal ...COYB...
Both Jay Pitts and Arundel have two years left on their contracts at Hull and could return to fight for their places at the KC Stadium. Arundel said: "At this moment in time, I think I'm going back to Hull because I'm under contract there." Joe sounding a little unsure of where his future lies...would love to see them both in Bulls shirts next season..... Jimmy is sure turning it all around at Odsal ...COYB... colgre
  • Score: 9

8:18am Tue 19 Aug 14

taurusthebull says...

Yeah agree Joe going well & would like to see him stay.

on a slightly sour note , has anyone seen the reports from West Tigers ??

Wests Tigers can provide the following Velbexx-17 injury update leading into Thursday night’s match against the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.

Outside back Keith Lulia will miss the reminder of the season after scans revealed a small vertebrae fracture in his neck.

Lulia suffered the injury in the Round 22 loss to North Queensland, resulting in his late withdrawal from Saturday’s match against the Roosters. After consulting with a specialist, Lulia received an estimated recovery time of eight to 12 weeks.

I would like to wish Keith a speedy recovery and hope all goes well !!
Yeah agree Joe going well & would like to see him stay. on a slightly sour note , has anyone seen the reports from West Tigers ?? Wests Tigers can provide the following Velbexx-17 injury update leading into Thursday night’s match against the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium. Outside back Keith Lulia will miss the reminder of the season after scans revealed a small vertebrae fracture in his neck. Lulia suffered the injury in the Round 22 loss to North Queensland, resulting in his late withdrawal from Saturday’s match against the Roosters. After consulting with a specialist, Lulia received an estimated recovery time of eight to 12 weeks. I would like to wish Keith a speedy recovery and hope all goes well !! taurusthebull
  • Score: 27

6:02am Wed 20 Aug 14

The Fat Lady Sings says...

Many at the start of the season that the Bulls needed coaches who made average players good and good players excellent, in the Peter Fox mould, and create an environment where players worked together for the benefit of the team. Jimmy fits that description. Francis Cummins was an average assistant coach who, by sentimentality only, achieved first team coach status and showed he did not have the attributes to survive and succeed. I wanted to play for Manchester United but realised very early on I wasn't good enough to achieve this dream. I have to admit that I am baffled as to how LSH kept his job for so long. I have no resentment towards Franny but it is clear that his removal was 6 games too late and possible victories over Widnes, HKR and Salford were lost. It would be nice to hear Mr Green's rationale on this. But life is full of what ifs and winning the final three games will give tremendous momentum going into next season.
Many at the start of the season that the Bulls needed coaches who made average players good and good players excellent, in the Peter Fox mould, and create an environment where players worked together for the benefit of the team. Jimmy fits that description. Francis Cummins was an average assistant coach who, by sentimentality only, achieved first team coach status and showed he did not have the attributes to survive and succeed. I wanted to play for Manchester United but realised very early on I wasn't good enough to achieve this dream. I have to admit that I am baffled as to how LSH kept his job for so long. I have no resentment towards Franny but it is clear that his removal was 6 games too late and possible victories over Widnes, HKR and Salford were lost. It would be nice to hear Mr Green's rationale on this. But life is full of what ifs and winning the final three games will give tremendous momentum going into next season. The Fat Lady Sings
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