Bradford Bulls to play St Helens on Saturday, Feburary 23

First published in Sport
Last updated
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford Bulls Reporter

The Bulls have been refused permission to play their Super League home game against St Helens on the same night as the World Club Challenge.

The Bulls had wanted to switch the game from Sunday, February 24 to avoid a clash with Bradford City's appearance in the League Cup final at Wembley and felt they would draw a bigger crowd on the Friday.

The Rugby Football League turned down the club's application to go up against Leeds Rhinos' clash with Australian champions Melbourne Storm at Headingley and today they lost their appeal to the RFL's board of directors.

"The World Club Challenge has always been a stand-alone fixture," said an RFL spokesman.

"The board asked for more information from Bradford to support their appeal but nothing was forthcoming so they took a decision based on the information they already had."

Comments (21)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

6:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

wembley bound says...

Cue the so called fans saying it will cost club 100k
The rugby league help out yet again.
Cue the so called fans saying it will cost club 100k The rugby league help out yet again. wembley bound
  • Score: 0

7:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Wipsi says...

"bound and gagged" do not respond to it
"bound and gagged" do not respond to it Wipsi
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

beowulf kicks ass says...

wembley bound wrote:
Cue the so called fans saying it will cost club 100k
The rugby league help out yet again.
cue the usual brain dead woodworm climbing on Bradford success stop talking drivel,grow up and get a life
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: Cue the so called fans saying it will cost club 100k The rugby league help out yet again.[/p][/quote]cue the usual brain dead woodworm climbing on Bradford success stop talking drivel,grow up and get a life beowulf kicks ass
  • Score: 0

7:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

theviking62 says...

Egg Bound, noticed your absence from the City site. Prefer to be on here, as your no City fan, rather than have a go at the landlady in the article re lack of tickets. TVOR NEEDS YOU.

So in the words of Beowulf, stop talking drivel, grow up, get a life.

If you search hard you'll find me on the City forum, under my original name.
Egg Bound, noticed your absence from the City site. Prefer to be on here, as your no City fan, rather than have a go at the landlady in the article re lack of tickets. TVOR NEEDS YOU. So in the words of Beowulf, stop talking drivel, grow up, get a life. If you search hard you'll find me on the City forum, under my original name. theviking62
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

theviking62 says...

Egg Bound, forgot to say, see you on the 24th FEB. at Wembley. Will you be there, I think not. Your all mouth and trousers.
Egg Bound, forgot to say, see you on the 24th FEB. at Wembley. Will you be there, I think not. Your all mouth and trousers. theviking62
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Wed 30 Jan 13

wembley bound says...

You wearing your dress viking or is that just on a Saturday ?
You wearing your dress viking or is that just on a Saturday ? wembley bound
  • Score: 0

9:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

wembley bound says...

So you are going to watch bulls Saturday and super city Sunday are you viking ?
Or are you going on yet another fictitious holiday and be an armchair fan.
What a joke of a man / woman.
So you are going to watch bulls Saturday and super city Sunday are you viking ? Or are you going on yet another fictitious holiday and be an armchair fan. What a joke of a man / woman. wembley bound
  • Score: 0

8:05am Thu 31 Jan 13

JAtkinson says...

Glad the RFL have done something, but Monday would've been better as lots of Bradfordians - who follow both clubs or none or the Bulls - will want to be there for the weekend.

Personally, gutted. I'm away this weekend and will also be away that weekend, not getting back until late on Saturday. Will have to wait and wait for my Odsal fix!

Best of luck to City. Hope we can emulate you in the Challenge Cup.
Glad the RFL have done something, but Monday would've been better as lots of Bradfordians - who follow both clubs or none or the Bulls - will want to be there for the weekend. Personally, gutted. I'm away this weekend and will also be away that weekend, not getting back until late on Saturday. Will have to wait and wait for my Odsal fix! Best of luck to City. Hope we can emulate you in the Challenge Cup. JAtkinson
  • Score: 0

9:11am Thu 31 Jan 13

theviking62 says...

wembley bound wrote:
So you are going to watch bulls Saturday and super city Sunday are you viking ?
Or are you going on yet another fictitious holiday and be an armchair fan.
What a joke of a man / woman.
Yes, unlike you I'll be at both games. As to you, you're not going to either are you? Your the armchair, I now use this word loosely, fan. I don't do " fictitious " as I explained to you earlier, ipad, free WI FI, works wonders. I can insult you from anywhere in the world.

See you all, Saturday at Odsal and to those of you going to Wembley, see you Sunday. COYB. GO CITY.

City, have nothing to loose, so could quite a easily bring the Cup back to Bradford.
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: So you are going to watch bulls Saturday and super city Sunday are you viking ? Or are you going on yet another fictitious holiday and be an armchair fan. What a joke of a man / woman.[/p][/quote]Yes, unlike you I'll be at both games. As to you, you're not going to either are you? Your the armchair, I now use this word loosely, fan. I don't do " fictitious " as I explained to you earlier, ipad, free WI FI, works wonders. I can insult you from anywhere in the world. See you all, Saturday at Odsal and to those of you going to Wembley, see you Sunday. COYB. GO CITY. City, have nothing to loose, so could quite a easily bring the Cup back to Bradford. theviking62
  • Score: 0

9:24am Thu 31 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

More Saints fans are likely to travel across on a Saturday than a Friday night so what Bradford might lose from home support they could make with away support. Many other fans who might be making a weekend of it are possibly season ticket holders anyway so no really money is lost.

£100k was always a scaremongering figure and nowhere near what the club will get. They will be lucky for any game to get 5k paying on the door on top of season ticket sales.
More Saints fans are likely to travel across on a Saturday than a Friday night so what Bradford might lose from home support they could make with away support. Many other fans who might be making a weekend of it are possibly season ticket holders anyway so no really money is lost. £100k was always a scaremongering figure and nowhere near what the club will get. They will be lucky for any game to get 5k paying on the door on top of season ticket sales. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

9:54am Thu 31 Jan 13

theviking62 says...

Got fed up with slagging off, landladies, expat supporters on City site. Decide to come over this side and have another go at the Bulls. What do I always say to you, when it's Bulls and money. Here you are.now get a life and go back to having a go at folk on City forum.
Got fed up with slagging off, landladies, expat supporters on City site. Decide to come over this side and have another go at the Bulls. What do I always say to you, when it's Bulls and money. Here you are.now get a life and go back to having a go at folk on City forum. theviking62
  • Score: 0

9:58am Thu 31 Jan 13

wembley bound says...

Just let us all know how many city games you have attended liar I mean viking.
Come on try tell the truth for once. Barrel of laughs is viking posting on here while on holiday, how sad and lonely must someone be to do that ?Don't worry I will be your friend son.
Just let us all know how many city games you have attended liar I mean viking. Come on try tell the truth for once. Barrel of laughs is viking posting on here while on holiday, how sad and lonely must someone be to do that ?Don't worry I will be your friend son. wembley bound
  • Score: 0

10:04am Thu 31 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

theviking62 wrote:
Got fed up with slagging off, landladies, expat supporters on City site. Decide to come over this side and have another go at the Bulls. What do I always say to you, when it's Bulls and money. Here you are.now get a life and go back to having a go at folk on City forum.
I support exiled City fans, was that you having ago at me on another sign on via the other thread. Seems strange both of you saying the same thing when I'm all for getting tickets to the exiles and have handed one of mine to someone who was a season ticket holder of many years before moving to London for work.

Your an idiot if you think the Bulls would lose £100k by playing the game on a Saturday, that would mean 5k paying adult supports wouldn't turn up. The Bulls don't even have that many pay on the day supporters in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Got fed up with slagging off, landladies, expat supporters on City site. Decide to come over this side and have another go at the Bulls. What do I always say to you, when it's Bulls and money. Here you are.now get a life and go back to having a go at folk on City forum.[/p][/quote]I support exiled City fans, was that you having ago at me on another sign on via the other thread. Seems strange both of you saying the same thing when I'm all for getting tickets to the exiles and have handed one of mine to someone who was a season ticket holder of many years before moving to London for work. Your an idiot if you think the Bulls would lose £100k by playing the game on a Saturday, that would mean 5k paying adult supports wouldn't turn up. The Bulls don't even have that many pay on the day supporters in the first place. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

10:16am Thu 31 Jan 13

wembley bound says...

Have a look on the land lady story viking and quote me as I have not posted on their so yet ANOTHER lie .
You should come with a public warning lad.
Have a look on the land lady story viking and quote me as I have not posted on their so yet ANOTHER lie . You should come with a public warning lad. wembley bound
  • Score: 0

10:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

theviking62 says...

My dear friend, not, I was referring to TVOR, re landlady. FAKE. Not you. So You're WRONG again. Try reading first before putting gob into gear.

TVOR, firstly I'm no idiot, never once referring to any amounts of money, unlike you. To me wether they play Friday, Saturday, as it is, is immaterial to me. The £100k was mentioned by OK.On City site, I post under a different name on there, but I can assure you it wasn't me having ago at you. I agree season tkt holders at first, although, I do think three was too many. I took two, for the match.
My dear friend, not, I was referring to TVOR, re landlady. FAKE. Not you. So You're WRONG again. Try reading first before putting gob into gear. TVOR, firstly I'm no idiot, never once referring to any amounts of money, unlike you. To me wether they play Friday, Saturday, as it is, is immaterial to me. The £100k was mentioned by OK.On City site, I post under a different name on there, but I can assure you it wasn't me having ago at you. I agree season tkt holders at first, although, I do think three was too many. I took two, for the match. theviking62
  • Score: 0

10:42am Thu 31 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

theviking62 wrote:
My dear friend, not, I was referring to TVOR, re landlady. FAKE. Not you. So You're WRONG again. Try reading first before putting gob into gear. TVOR, firstly I'm no idiot, never once referring to any amounts of money, unlike you. To me wether they play Friday, Saturday, as it is, is immaterial to me. The £100k was mentioned by OK.On City site, I post under a different name on there, but I can assure you it wasn't me having ago at you. I agree season tkt holders at first, although, I do think three was too many. I took two, for the match.
Refer to my post in the 8000 sold by 11am thread of yesterday where I state 3 per ticket was probably a demand from the FA or Football League so tickets could be tracked and if found on the black market be traced back to the buyer.

This couldn't happen if tickets were simply sold enmass on general sale. 5k to 7k of tickets on general sale is easier to manage than 14k to 16k that would be on general sale if season ticket holders were only allowed 2 each.

One other point, we will get about 10k for the home match next week against Gillingham, so where are all these 20k who deserve tickets then?
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: My dear friend, not, I was referring to TVOR, re landlady. FAKE. Not you. So You're WRONG again. Try reading first before putting gob into gear. TVOR, firstly I'm no idiot, never once referring to any amounts of money, unlike you. To me wether they play Friday, Saturday, as it is, is immaterial to me. The £100k was mentioned by OK.On City site, I post under a different name on there, but I can assure you it wasn't me having ago at you. I agree season tkt holders at first, although, I do think three was too many. I took two, for the match.[/p][/quote]Refer to my post in the 8000 sold by 11am thread of yesterday where I state 3 per ticket was probably a demand from the FA or Football League so tickets could be tracked and if found on the black market be traced back to the buyer. This couldn't happen if tickets were simply sold enmass on general sale. 5k to 7k of tickets on general sale is easier to manage than 14k to 16k that would be on general sale if season ticket holders were only allowed 2 each. One other point, we will get about 10k for the home match next week against Gillingham, so where are all these 20k who deserve tickets then? Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

10:42am Thu 31 Jan 13

col 64 says...

Good morning wembley not bound.i see you've been busy on the bantams site spouting your usual anti bulls vitriol concerning wembley tickets.what a shame there were no takers,nasty bantams not playing the game.but on the plus side I see you have two imitators rattusrattus and bearded clam you must be so proud lol.
Good morning wembley not bound.i see you've been busy on the bantams site spouting your usual anti bulls vitriol concerning wembley tickets.what a shame there were no takers,nasty bantams not playing the game.but on the plus side I see you have two imitators rattusrattus and bearded clam you must be so proud lol. col 64
  • Score: 0

10:42am Thu 31 Jan 13

wembley bound says...

How many city games have you attended this year billy liar come on not even you need this long to make yet ANOTHER lie up.
How many city games have you attended this year billy liar come on not even you need this long to make yet ANOTHER lie up. wembley bound
  • Score: 0

10:43am Thu 31 Jan 13

bullybullman says...

Awe no and I so wanted to go the wembely to see Bradford City lose 4 - 0. Never mind I`ll stay in Bradford & support the Bulls.
Awe no and I so wanted to go the wembely to see Bradford City lose 4 - 0. Never mind I`ll stay in Bradford & support the Bulls. bullybullman
  • Score: 0

10:44am Thu 31 Jan 13

bullybullman says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
theviking62 wrote:
Got fed up with slagging off, landladies, expat supporters on City site. Decide to come over this side and have another go at the Bulls. What do I always say to you, when it's Bulls and money. Here you are.now get a life and go back to having a go at folk on City forum.
I support exiled City fans, was that you having ago at me on another sign on via the other thread. Seems strange both of you saying the same thing when I'm all for getting tickets to the exiles and have handed one of mine to someone who was a season ticket holder of many years before moving to London for work.

Your an idiot if you think the Bulls would lose £100k by playing the game on a Saturday, that would mean 5k paying adult supports wouldn't turn up. The Bulls don't even have that many pay on the day supporters in the first place.
Good point ! away support brings in the hard cash.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Got fed up with slagging off, landladies, expat supporters on City site. Decide to come over this side and have another go at the Bulls. What do I always say to you, when it's Bulls and money. Here you are.now get a life and go back to having a go at folk on City forum.[/p][/quote]I support exiled City fans, was that you having ago at me on another sign on via the other thread. Seems strange both of you saying the same thing when I'm all for getting tickets to the exiles and have handed one of mine to someone who was a season ticket holder of many years before moving to London for work. Your an idiot if you think the Bulls would lose £100k by playing the game on a Saturday, that would mean 5k paying adult supports wouldn't turn up. The Bulls don't even have that many pay on the day supporters in the first place.[/p][/quote]Good point ! away support brings in the hard cash. bullybullman
  • Score: 0

10:49am Thu 31 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bullybullman wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
theviking62 wrote: Got fed up with slagging off, landladies, expat supporters on City site. Decide to come over this side and have another go at the Bulls. What do I always say to you, when it's Bulls and money. Here you are.now get a life and go back to having a go at folk on City forum.
I support exiled City fans, was that you having ago at me on another sign on via the other thread. Seems strange both of you saying the same thing when I'm all for getting tickets to the exiles and have handed one of mine to someone who was a season ticket holder of many years before moving to London for work. Your an idiot if you think the Bulls would lose £100k by playing the game on a Saturday, that would mean 5k paying adult supports wouldn't turn up. The Bulls don't even have that many pay on the day supporters in the first place.
Good point ! away support brings in the hard cash.
The away support will no doubt be higher on the Saturday than it would have been on the Friday so the Bulls aren't going to be as out of pocket as OK was making. It's nice to see others see that rather than just biting for the sake of biting.
[quote][p][bold]bullybullman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Got fed up with slagging off, landladies, expat supporters on City site. Decide to come over this side and have another go at the Bulls. What do I always say to you, when it's Bulls and money. Here you are.now get a life and go back to having a go at folk on City forum.[/p][/quote]I support exiled City fans, was that you having ago at me on another sign on via the other thread. Seems strange both of you saying the same thing when I'm all for getting tickets to the exiles and have handed one of mine to someone who was a season ticket holder of many years before moving to London for work. Your an idiot if you think the Bulls would lose £100k by playing the game on a Saturday, that would mean 5k paying adult supports wouldn't turn up. The Bulls don't even have that many pay on the day supporters in the first place.[/p][/quote]Good point ! away support brings in the hard cash.[/p][/quote]The away support will no doubt be higher on the Saturday than it would have been on the Friday so the Bulls aren't going to be as out of pocket as OK was making. It's nice to see others see that rather than just biting for the sake of biting. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree