Jamie Langley tips Adam Sidlow to muscle up at Bradford Bulls

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Adam Sidlow in action for Salford against Huddersfield last season Adam Sidlow in action for Salford against Huddersfield last season

Jamie Langley believes new recruit Adam Sidlow will add some much-needed beef to the Bulls’ pack this coming season.

Sidlow, an imposing figure at 6ft 4in and more than 17 stone, is gearing up for a big campaign after joining the club on a two-year deal from Salford City Reds.

His arrival goes some way towards filling the void left by the departures of Craig Kopczak, Bryn Hargreaves and Tom Burgess.

Langley, the Bulls’ longest-serving player, has backed Sidlow to prosper as he gears up for his debut at Dewsbury in Sunday’s opening pre-season friendly.

“Adam’s a really big lad and is going to add a lot of size to our pack,” he said.

“We were looking a bit thin in the front-row department and myself and Chev Walker were probably looking like the two other guys who were going to have to fill in that role.

“It’s nice to see Adam coming along and bolstering us up front. He’s a good player with a good skill set and a nice offload.

“He’s a handful, so he attracts a lot of players round him. I’m really looking forward to playing with him and hopefully he can bring something to the squad.”

Langley has long been recognised as the Bulls’ undisputed first-choice loose forward but Danny Addy and James Donaldson are now pushing him for that role.

And Langley could be required in the front row with the Bulls lighter than ever in that department after Ben Evans was ruled out for four months due to injury.

“At loose forward, you play as an extra middle man anyway these days,” said Langley.

“You have your two front-rowers and your loose forward, so you end up playing with three middle men.

“That’s the way the game is now; it’s that physical and fast that you need that extra man filling in around rucks.

“It’s not dissimilar to the front row position but I can play a bit wider out in the back row if I need to.

“I’m happy to be playing anywhere really, as long as I can get my hands on the ball and get stuck in defensively.”

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8:21am Wed 9 Jan 13

bullybullman says...

Providing of course if he does`nt need an operation & is out for 4 months.
Providing of course if he does`nt need an operation & is out for 4 months. bullybullman

8:29am Wed 9 Jan 13

UNBULLIEVABLE says...

bullybullman wrote:
Providing of course if he does`nt need an operation & is out for 4 months.
MUPPET!!
[quote][p][bold]bullybullman[/bold] wrote: Providing of course if he does`nt need an operation & is out for 4 months.[/p][/quote]MUPPET!! UNBULLIEVABLE

9:21am Wed 9 Jan 13

VICTIMISATION says...

Sidlow did not pull up any trees at Salford and if he had the near neighbours Wigan would have snapped him up like many others at so called lesser teams in the past. The dewsbury game will be a good marker but the real test will be against the champions as with it being a testimonial leeds should field a very strong side.
Sidlow did not pull up any trees at Salford and if he had the near neighbours Wigan would have snapped him up like many others at so called lesser teams in the past. The dewsbury game will be a good marker but the real test will be against the champions as with it being a testimonial leeds should field a very strong side. VICTIMISATION

10:10am Wed 9 Jan 13

bullybullman says...

UNBULLIEVABLE wrote:
bullybullman wrote:
Providing of course if he does`nt need an operation & is out for 4 months.
MUPPET!!
OHHH you are serious lighten up !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]UNBULLIEVABLE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullybullman[/bold] wrote: Providing of course if he does`nt need an operation & is out for 4 months.[/p][/quote]MUPPET!![/p][/quote]OHHH you are serious lighten up !!!!! bullybullman

10:12am Wed 9 Jan 13

Capabull says...

VICTIMISATION wrote:
Sidlow did not pull up any trees at Salford and if he had the near neighbours Wigan would have snapped him up like many others at so called lesser teams in the past. The dewsbury game will be a good marker but the real test will be against the champions as with it being a testimonial leeds should field a very strong side.
Wigan can`t snap up players like they did in the past due to salary cap considerations.
Pre Season run outs mean nothing, how many times have we won all our recent pre season matches and then been given a toweling in our first match?
The real marker will be against Wakefield.
[quote][p][bold]VICTIMISATION[/bold] wrote: Sidlow did not pull up any trees at Salford and if he had the near neighbours Wigan would have snapped him up like many others at so called lesser teams in the past. The dewsbury game will be a good marker but the real test will be against the champions as with it being a testimonial leeds should field a very strong side.[/p][/quote]Wigan can`t snap up players like they did in the past due to salary cap considerations. Pre Season run outs mean nothing, how many times have we won all our recent pre season matches and then been given a toweling in our first match? The real marker will be against Wakefield. Capabull

10:30am Wed 9 Jan 13

VICTIMISATION says...

You tell us how now times.
You tell us how now times. VICTIMISATION

12:00pm Wed 9 Jan 13

theviking62 says...

FAKE aka Victimisation, Sidlow was the best prop at Salford last season, is a proven try scorer. But it's what he does at Odsal, that counts. I applaud your new found friendly approach. But, how long will it last?
FAKE aka Victimisation, Sidlow was the best prop at Salford last season, is a proven try scorer. But it's what he does at Odsal, that counts. I applaud your new found friendly approach. But, how long will it last? theviking62

12:12pm Wed 9 Jan 13

VICTIMISATION says...

What a strange post above.
Please put on Sidlows try scoring feats I am intrigued.
What a strange post above. Please put on Sidlows try scoring feats I am intrigued. VICTIMISATION

12:42pm Wed 9 Jan 13

fraternise says...

VICTIMISATION wrote:
What a strange post above.
Please put on Sidlows try scoring feats I am intrigued.
What does it matter at this moment in time...the past has gone and we can only look to the future at this stage.

Obviously in any season players will shine and others might not. But we have often been surprised at how things have developed at every match.

You cannot second guess anything.

The Players and the arena is ready, all we can do as supporters is support and encourage the team, not moan about who we should have signed and a Players past performance at previous clubs..

For the next two weeks games all I plan to do is enjoy the moment, and support our team.
[quote][p][bold]VICTIMISATION[/bold] wrote: What a strange post above. Please put on Sidlows try scoring feats I am intrigued.[/p][/quote]What does it matter at this moment in time...the past has gone and we can only look to the future at this stage. Obviously in any season players will shine and others might not. But we have often been surprised at how things have developed at every match. You cannot second guess anything. The Players and the arena is ready, all we can do as supporters is support and encourage the team, not moan about who we should have signed and a Players past performance at previous clubs.. For the next two weeks games all I plan to do is enjoy the moment, and support our team. fraternise

12:59pm Wed 9 Jan 13

VICTIMISATION says...

I totally agree with you although you must admit that "The proven try scorers" 3 trys may just clinch that play off place.

http://www.loverugby
league.com/stats/pla
yers/Adam-Sidlow/
I totally agree with you although you must admit that "The proven try scorers" 3 trys may just clinch that play off place. http://www.loverugby league.com/stats/pla yers/Adam-Sidlow/ VICTIMISATION

1:38pm Wed 9 Jan 13

THEMANOFSTEEL says...

All these people who keep having digs need to seriously wake up

Who would have thought that we would even be thinking about preseason after all the financial problems.

All we are light on this season is another prop which Franny has said he is looking to bring in somebody to help us.

Adam Sidlow is a fine prop.

We have Sidlow Scruton Nas Langley & Evans if he ever returns from injury.

Stop worrying and lets enjoy the preseason looking forward to Sunday
All these people who keep having digs need to seriously wake up Who would have thought that we would even be thinking about preseason after all the financial problems. All we are light on this season is another prop which Franny has said he is looking to bring in somebody to help us. Adam Sidlow is a fine prop. We have Sidlow Scruton Nas Langley & Evans if he ever returns from injury. Stop worrying and lets enjoy the preseason looking forward to Sunday THEMANOFSTEEL

2:00pm Wed 9 Jan 13

VICTIMISATION says...

I for one can't wait.
I for one can't wait. VICTIMISATION

2:15pm Wed 9 Jan 13

VICTIMISATION says...

Why let Phil go ?

http://www1.skysport
s.com/rugby-league/n
ews/12196/8387380/
Why let Phil go ? http://www1.skysport s.com/rugby-league/n ews/12196/8387380/ VICTIMISATION

3:14pm Wed 9 Jan 13

fraternise says...

VICTIMISATION wrote:
Why let Phil go ?

http://www1.skysport

s.com/rugby-league/n

ews/12196/8387380/
Do you mean Phil Joseph?

With hindsight, you are right, maybe even Karl Price as a stop gap at Prop ?

That may have been a bridge too far???

If only Mrs Burgess had have had 5 sons?

See you all on Sunday?

COYB
[quote][p][bold]VICTIMISATION[/bold] wrote: Why let Phil go ? http://www1.skysport s.com/rugby-league/n ews/12196/8387380/[/p][/quote]Do you mean Phil Joseph? With hindsight, you are right, maybe even Karl Price as a stop gap at Prop ? That may have been a bridge too far??? If only Mrs Burgess had have had 5 sons? See you all on Sunday? COYB fraternise

3:47pm Wed 9 Jan 13

VICTIMISATION says...

All 5 would have ended up in Sydney to be fair. Phil Joseph would have been a safer bet than an unproven Evans in hindsight.
All 5 would have ended up in Sydney to be fair. Phil Joseph would have been a safer bet than an unproven Evans in hindsight. VICTIMISATION

3:58pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Sheffieldbull says...

VICTIMISATION wrote:
Sidlow did not pull up any trees at Salford and if he had the near neighbours Wigan would have snapped him up like many others at so called lesser teams in the past. The dewsbury game will be a good marker but the real test will be against the champions as with it being a testimonial leeds should field a very strong side.
It may suprise you to learn that Sidlow's role at Salford didn't actually include 'tree extraction'. He did indeed score 3 tries from 17 outings, following a 5 try haul the season before. In his relatively short career to date he has bagged 14 in total. Perhaps more importantly, he is regarded and signed as a ball playing Prop forward with a good offload.
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Maybe if you spent less time changing your user name and account details on here and watched the game you profess to have an interest in a little more you may well add some 'value' to your numerous posts. But then, you know what they say don't you? - if it posts like a Troll and behaves like a Troll... well, you finish off the saying, sweet cheeks!
[quote][p][bold]VICTIMISATION[/bold] wrote: Sidlow did not pull up any trees at Salford and if he had the near neighbours Wigan would have snapped him up like many others at so called lesser teams in the past. The dewsbury game will be a good marker but the real test will be against the champions as with it being a testimonial leeds should field a very strong side.[/p][/quote]It may suprise you to learn that Sidlow's role at Salford didn't actually include 'tree extraction'. He did indeed score 3 tries from 17 outings, following a 5 try haul the season before. In his relatively short career to date he has bagged 14 in total. Perhaps more importantly, he is regarded and signed as a ball playing Prop forward with a good offload. . Maybe if you spent less time changing your user name and account details on here and watched the game you profess to have an interest in a little more you may well add some 'value' to your numerous posts. But then, you know what they say don't you? - if it posts like a Troll and behaves like a Troll... well, you finish off the saying, sweet cheeks! Sheffieldbull

4:09pm Wed 9 Jan 13

VICTIMISATION says...

Not sure what the above poster has been taking but lets hope I don't need any after the Dewsbury game.
Not sure what the above poster has been taking but lets hope I don't need any after the Dewsbury game. VICTIMISATION

4:44pm Wed 9 Jan 13

martinwildbull says...

Sheffieldbull wrote:
VICTIMISATION wrote:
Sidlow did not pull up any trees at Salford and if he had the near neighbours Wigan would have snapped him up like many others at so called lesser teams in the past. The dewsbury game will be a good marker but the real test will be against the champions as with it being a testimonial leeds should field a very strong side.
It may suprise you to learn that Sidlow's role at Salford didn't actually include 'tree extraction'. He did indeed score 3 tries from 17 outings, following a 5 try haul the season before. In his relatively short career to date he has bagged 14 in total. Perhaps more importantly, he is regarded and signed as a ball playing Prop forward with a good offload.
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Maybe if you spent less time changing your user name and account details on here and watched the game you profess to have an interest in a little more you may well add some 'value' to your numerous posts. But then, you know what they say don't you? - if it posts like a Troll and behaves like a Troll... well, you finish off the saying, sweet cheeks!
fully agree with you SBull, if VICTIMISATION used the SL website stats page he would also see that Sidlow has a high tackle rate, a low missed tackle rate, an incredibly low error rate (2 errors against Toms 24), and low penalty rate which when added into his high offload and tackle bust rate make up the full profile of his abilities, in addition to scoring a try every 5 appearances, Nas last year being our best prop on one try per 10 appearances, half Sidlows rate.
[quote][p][bold]Sheffieldbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VICTIMISATION[/bold] wrote: Sidlow did not pull up any trees at Salford and if he had the near neighbours Wigan would have snapped him up like many others at so called lesser teams in the past. The dewsbury game will be a good marker but the real test will be against the champions as with it being a testimonial leeds should field a very strong side.[/p][/quote]It may suprise you to learn that Sidlow's role at Salford didn't actually include 'tree extraction'. He did indeed score 3 tries from 17 outings, following a 5 try haul the season before. In his relatively short career to date he has bagged 14 in total. Perhaps more importantly, he is regarded and signed as a ball playing Prop forward with a good offload. . Maybe if you spent less time changing your user name and account details on here and watched the game you profess to have an interest in a little more you may well add some 'value' to your numerous posts. But then, you know what they say don't you? - if it posts like a Troll and behaves like a Troll... well, you finish off the saying, sweet cheeks![/p][/quote]fully agree with you SBull, if VICTIMISATION used the SL website stats page he would also see that Sidlow has a high tackle rate, a low missed tackle rate, an incredibly low error rate (2 errors against Toms 24), and low penalty rate which when added into his high offload and tackle bust rate make up the full profile of his abilities, in addition to scoring a try every 5 appearances, Nas last year being our best prop on one try per 10 appearances, half Sidlows rate. martinwildbull

5:14pm Wed 9 Jan 13

VICTIMISATION says...

And this great player has made how many international starts ?

I was only picking up on him being called a try scoring forward. I know his workload is high.
And this great player has made how many international starts ? I was only picking up on him being called a try scoring forward. I know his workload is high. VICTIMISATION

7:29pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Mumby was the best says...

Sheffieldbull wrote:
VICTIMISATION wrote:
Sidlow did not pull up any trees at Salford and if he had the near neighbours Wigan would have snapped him up like many others at so called lesser teams in the past. The dewsbury game will be a good marker but the real test will be against the champions as with it being a testimonial leeds should field a very strong side.
It may suprise you to learn that Sidlow's role at Salford didn't actually include 'tree extraction'. He did indeed score 3 tries from 17 outings, following a 5 try haul the season before. In his relatively short career to date he has bagged 14 in total. Perhaps more importantly, he is regarded and signed as a ball playing Prop forward with a good offload.
.
Maybe if you spent less time changing your user name and account details on here and watched the game you profess to have an interest in a little more you may well add some 'value' to your numerous posts. But then, you know what they say don't you? - if it posts like a Troll and behaves like a Troll... well, you finish off the saying, sweet cheeks!
You are right Sheff it`s him you only have to see how many posts he puts on in the day. He must have a real sad life sitting at his keyboard all day.

Sidlow is a good signing. He has size, a good pair of hands and a high workrate which we are going to need seeing as we are still light in the props department, hopefully FC can get a loanee in to help out. But in the end we are still in SL and thats a massive plus after last year. COYB
[quote][p][bold]Sheffieldbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VICTIMISATION[/bold] wrote: Sidlow did not pull up any trees at Salford and if he had the near neighbours Wigan would have snapped him up like many others at so called lesser teams in the past. The dewsbury game will be a good marker but the real test will be against the champions as with it being a testimonial leeds should field a very strong side.[/p][/quote]It may suprise you to learn that Sidlow's role at Salford didn't actually include 'tree extraction'. He did indeed score 3 tries from 17 outings, following a 5 try haul the season before. In his relatively short career to date he has bagged 14 in total. Perhaps more importantly, he is regarded and signed as a ball playing Prop forward with a good offload. . Maybe if you spent less time changing your user name and account details on here and watched the game you profess to have an interest in a little more you may well add some 'value' to your numerous posts. But then, you know what they say don't you? - if it posts like a Troll and behaves like a Troll... well, you finish off the saying, sweet cheeks![/p][/quote]You are right Sheff it`s him you only have to see how many posts he puts on in the day. He must have a real sad life sitting at his keyboard all day. Sidlow is a good signing. He has size, a good pair of hands and a high workrate which we are going to need seeing as we are still light in the props department, hopefully FC can get a loanee in to help out. But in the end we are still in SL and thats a massive plus after last year. COYB Mumby was the best

7:40pm Wed 9 Jan 13

VICTIMISATION says...

Who is this fella ?
Who is this fella ? VICTIMISATION

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