Ryan Duckett made ‘difficult decision’ to turn down Bradford Bulls return offer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ryan Duckett, right, looks on during an Odsal meeting with administrator Brendan Guilfoyle, second right, then coach Mick Potter, left, and director Stephen Coulby on the day the Bulls went into administration in 2012 Ryan Duckett, right, looks on during an Odsal meeting with administrator Brendan Guilfoyle, second right, then coach Mick Potter, left, and director Stephen Coulby on the day the Bulls went into administration in 2012

Former Bulls chief executive Ryan Duckett has revealed he recently turned down an opportunity to return to the club.

Duckett was among a number of staff made redundant by administrator Brendan Guilfoyle in July 2012, which ended his long association at Odsal.

The 37-year-old began working for the Bulls in 1996 in a part-time role and spent almost 15 years at the club on a full-time basis, working his way through the ranks to become chief executive in 2007.

After Omar Khan took over the club in September 2012, Duckett offered his services to the then Bulls owner – only to be told that Khan wanted his own men running the club.

Duckett has since taken up a senior position as director of partnerships at Derbyshire County Cricket Club and, although the Bulls remain close to his heart, he decided not to accept the club’s recent job offer.

The invitation came on the back of Ryan Whitcut’s departure from the club and led to a meeting with current Bulls chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul and directors Mark Moore and Andrew Calvert.

Duckett, who also served as chairman of the Bradford Bulls Foundation for over six years, said: “When Omar Khan took Bradford Bulls out of administration, I offered to return – but it was clear that Mr Khan wanted his own people in senior positions.

“Following the departure of Ryan Whitcut, the new board of directors invited me to rejoin the club.

“I spoke with Robbie, Mark Moore and Andrew Calvert and I am convinced they all have the club at heart and are committed to delivering a sustainable model.

“Having worked at the club for almost 15 years, it was obviously a difficult decision not to take up the offer. But I am fully committed to my responsibilities with Derbyshire.”

The Bulls’ current board of directors had spoken of their intention to appoint a replacement for Whitcut in a similar general manager role.

Yet following the recent raft of redundancies made by the club, it now seems unlikely that any such appointment will be made.

Duckett, who remains an ardent Bulls supporter, is hoping the club can negotiate a way through their latest financial difficulties.

He said: “The club have a tremendous hard-core support and I hope other supporters and key stakeholders from right across the Bradford district will get behind the new regime over the next year in whatever way they can.”

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7:47am Mon 23 Dec 13

otleybull says...

I met Ryan a few times whilst at my local gym, a very nice bloke who was always enthusiastic about the club. He seemed to have a real love for the Bulls whenever we spoke.

Good luck for the future.
I met Ryan a few times whilst at my local gym, a very nice bloke who was always enthusiastic about the club. He seemed to have a real love for the Bulls whenever we spoke. Good luck for the future. otleybull

7:49am Mon 23 Dec 13

bradfordbronco says...

What role did that guy Stephen Coulby have. From what i remember he popped from up from nowhere as a Caisley mouthpiece to Rubbish Hood call a meeting to force Hood out. They told us their plans once Hood had gone and Caisley returned which as i remember was for Noble to return as coach and Gary Tasker as CEO.

Once Guilfoyle had put the blub into admin. He sacked Potter and Duckett Then Noble & Tasker offered to work for nothing to help them out. What then happened to Coulby & Caisleys great plan. Did they just change their mind once it realised not many people wanted Caisley back?

The rest is history but who knows how it would have planned out if Coulby & Caisley hadn't forced Hood & Duckett resignation. There was certainly a lot going on behind the scenes that only the people involved really know about
What role did that guy Stephen Coulby have. From what i remember he popped from up from nowhere as a Caisley mouthpiece to Rubbish Hood call a meeting to force Hood out. They told us their plans once Hood had gone and Caisley returned which as i remember was for Noble to return as coach and Gary Tasker as CEO. Once Guilfoyle had put the blub into admin. He sacked Potter and Duckett Then Noble & Tasker offered to work for nothing to help them out. What then happened to Coulby & Caisleys great plan. Did they just change their mind once it realised not many people wanted Caisley back? The rest is history but who knows how it would have planned out if Coulby & Caisley hadn't forced Hood & Duckett resignation. There was certainly a lot going on behind the scenes that only the people involved really know about bradfordbronco

8:51am Mon 23 Dec 13

AdeyG'man says...

The sad thing is, the past few years will leave scars that will take a lot longer to heal than the time spent to do the damage.
Getting money into the club when people can barely pay for heat and food. It just happens to be that people have less "spare" money than they did back in the Glory Days. Instead of spending on our "Welsh White Elephant", they should have been investing in the ground, improving the facilities and adding some real value to the club.
The sad thing is, the past few years will leave scars that will take a lot longer to heal than the time spent to do the damage. Getting money into the club when people can barely pay for heat and food. It just happens to be that people have less "spare" money than they did back in the Glory Days. Instead of spending on our "Welsh White Elephant", they should have been investing in the ground, improving the facilities and adding some real value to the club. AdeyG'man

9:06am Mon 23 Dec 13

raisemeup says...

I am pleased that the new regime asked Ryan back, I have known him for the 15 years he spent at the club. He is part of the historical links with our success, and his contacts and undoubted knowledge of the game were missed when he left the club. It's a pity he didn't take up the offer. But i feel that he may be back one day, and all credit to the new owners for recognising the ability and loyalty of one of the staff who was merely collateral damage to the situation at the time.
Good luck Ryan, you deserve it.
I am pleased that the new regime asked Ryan back, I have known him for the 15 years he spent at the club. He is part of the historical links with our success, and his contacts and undoubted knowledge of the game were missed when he left the club. It's a pity he didn't take up the offer. But i feel that he may be back one day, and all credit to the new owners for recognising the ability and loyalty of one of the staff who was merely collateral damage to the situation at the time. Good luck Ryan, you deserve it. raisemeup

9:49am Mon 23 Dec 13

Prycey says...

I think raisemeup puts it well. He was as much collateral damage as most of the others. He will have seen what was going wrong but didn’t have the clout to step in and stop it. Hopefully, when the club is on a sound footing he may be asked again to come back and help run the club as I feel he has more experience than Robbie in the day to day duties that are needed. Always came over as a very decent bloke who loved the Bulls / Northern. Khan wanted his own people in. What a lot of good that did him. He needs to re-assess his advisors and friends.
I think raisemeup puts it well. He was as much collateral damage as most of the others. He will have seen what was going wrong but didn’t have the clout to step in and stop it. Hopefully, when the club is on a sound footing he may be asked again to come back and help run the club as I feel he has more experience than Robbie in the day to day duties that are needed. Always came over as a very decent bloke who loved the Bulls / Northern. Khan wanted his own people in. What a lot of good that did him. He needs to re-assess his advisors and friends. Prycey

10:24am Mon 23 Dec 13

rogerthat! says...

Prycey wrote:
I think raisemeup puts it well. He was as much collateral damage as most of the others. He will have seen what was going wrong but didn’t have the clout to step in and stop it. Hopefully, when the club is on a sound footing he may be asked again to come back and help run the club as I feel he has more experience than Robbie in the day to day duties that are needed. Always came over as a very decent bloke who loved the Bulls / Northern. Khan wanted his own people in. What a lot of good that did him. He needs to re-assess his advisors and friends.
Seems the season of good will is evident at Bulls this week, even Raisemeup (Duffy) being Mr nice guy.
All is forgiven with those Financial disasters, Hood, Caisley and Coulby WHO CALLED IN Guilfoyle the Liquidator, He of the big fat Fee, who did the Deal with Khan and M P Suitcliffe. These people have a lot to answer for, lets not forget that.
I hope we get better news next year ,like, who owns the Club? The R F L should make a statement to clarify, as they approved the takeover. Did they consult Khans who owns the shares. Tick Tock
[quote][p][bold]Prycey[/bold] wrote: I think raisemeup puts it well. He was as much collateral damage as most of the others. He will have seen what was going wrong but didn’t have the clout to step in and stop it. Hopefully, when the club is on a sound footing he may be asked again to come back and help run the club as I feel he has more experience than Robbie in the day to day duties that are needed. Always came over as a very decent bloke who loved the Bulls / Northern. Khan wanted his own people in. What a lot of good that did him. He needs to re-assess his advisors and friends.[/p][/quote]Seems the season of good will is evident at Bulls this week, even Raisemeup (Duffy) being Mr nice guy. All is forgiven with those Financial disasters, Hood, Caisley and Coulby WHO CALLED IN Guilfoyle the Liquidator, He of the big fat Fee, who did the Deal with Khan and M P Suitcliffe. These people have a lot to answer for, lets not forget that. I hope we get better news next year ,like, who owns the Club? The R F L should make a statement to clarify, as they approved the takeover. Did they consult Khans who owns the shares. Tick Tock rogerthat!

11:25am Mon 23 Dec 13

Archie's Ghost says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
What role did that guy Stephen Coulby have. From what i remember he popped from up from nowhere as a Caisley mouthpiece to Rubbish Hood call a meeting to force Hood out. They told us their plans once Hood had gone and Caisley returned which as i remember was for Noble to return as coach and Gary Tasker as CEO.

Once Guilfoyle had put the blub into admin. He sacked Potter and Duckett Then Noble & Tasker offered to work for nothing to help them out. What then happened to Coulby & Caisleys great plan. Did they just change their mind once it realised not many people wanted Caisley back?

The rest is history but who knows how it would have planned out if Coulby & Caisley hadn't forced Hood & Duckett resignation. There was certainly a lot going on behind the scenes that only the people involved really know about
You are kidding?

I thought Hood sold the ground lease and a few weeks later said unless we give him 500k the club would be liquidated after the Leeds game on good friday. Call me silly, but this didn't sound like things were going that well.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: What role did that guy Stephen Coulby have. From what i remember he popped from up from nowhere as a Caisley mouthpiece to Rubbish Hood call a meeting to force Hood out. They told us their plans once Hood had gone and Caisley returned which as i remember was for Noble to return as coach and Gary Tasker as CEO. Once Guilfoyle had put the blub into admin. He sacked Potter and Duckett Then Noble & Tasker offered to work for nothing to help them out. What then happened to Coulby & Caisleys great plan. Did they just change their mind once it realised not many people wanted Caisley back? The rest is history but who knows how it would have planned out if Coulby & Caisley hadn't forced Hood & Duckett resignation. There was certainly a lot going on behind the scenes that only the people involved really know about[/p][/quote]You are kidding? I thought Hood sold the ground lease and a few weeks later said unless we give him 500k the club would be liquidated after the Leeds game on good friday. Call me silly, but this didn't sound like things were going that well. Archie's Ghost

11:59am Mon 23 Dec 13

raisemeup says...

Archie's Ghost wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
What role did that guy Stephen Coulby have. From what i remember he popped from up from nowhere as a Caisley mouthpiece to Rubbish Hood call a meeting to force Hood out. They told us their plans once Hood had gone and Caisley returned which as i remember was for Noble to return as coach and Gary Tasker as CEO.

Once Guilfoyle had put the blub into admin. He sacked Potter and Duckett Then Noble & Tasker offered to work for nothing to help them out. What then happened to Coulby & Caisleys great plan. Did they just change their mind once it realised not many people wanted Caisley back?

The rest is history but who knows how it would have planned out if Coulby & Caisley hadn't forced Hood & Duckett resignation. There was certainly a lot going on behind the scenes that only the people involved really know about
You are kidding?

I thought Hood sold the ground lease and a few weeks later said unless we give him 500k the club would be liquidated after the Leeds game on good friday. Call me silly, but this didn't sound like things were going that well.
Precisely!
[quote][p][bold]Archie's Ghost[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: What role did that guy Stephen Coulby have. From what i remember he popped from up from nowhere as a Caisley mouthpiece to Rubbish Hood call a meeting to force Hood out. They told us their plans once Hood had gone and Caisley returned which as i remember was for Noble to return as coach and Gary Tasker as CEO. Once Guilfoyle had put the blub into admin. He sacked Potter and Duckett Then Noble & Tasker offered to work for nothing to help them out. What then happened to Coulby & Caisleys great plan. Did they just change their mind once it realised not many people wanted Caisley back? The rest is history but who knows how it would have planned out if Coulby & Caisley hadn't forced Hood & Duckett resignation. There was certainly a lot going on behind the scenes that only the people involved really know about[/p][/quote]You are kidding? I thought Hood sold the ground lease and a few weeks later said unless we give him 500k the club would be liquidated after the Leeds game on good friday. Call me silly, but this didn't sound like things were going that well.[/p][/quote]Precisely! raisemeup

12:42pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Solomon Grundy says...

Duckett may have the Bulls at heart but he was part of a regime that failed, utterly. Nothing personal but I think we should be looking for people who have a better track record.
Duckett may have the Bulls at heart but he was part of a regime that failed, utterly. Nothing personal but I think we should be looking for people who have a better track record. Solomon Grundy

2:04pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Scrouge says...

Solomon Grundy wrote:
Duckett may have the Bulls at heart but he was part of a regime that failed, utterly. Nothing personal but I think we should be looking for people who have a better track record.
Yes he was part of the Regime that handed out big contracts to duffers like Ducketts bro- in-law Alex Ball who never played a Super League Game.
Combined with Glen Hall ,Orford and Marc Herbert.
Along with the high earning Aussies money was no problem to those living a dream.
Oh how it has come home to BIte.
[quote][p][bold]Solomon Grundy[/bold] wrote: Duckett may have the Bulls at heart but he was part of a regime that failed, utterly. Nothing personal but I think we should be looking for people who have a better track record.[/p][/quote]Yes he was part of the Regime that handed out big contracts to duffers like Ducketts bro- in-law Alex Ball who never played a Super League Game. Combined with Glen Hall ,Orford and Marc Herbert. Along with the high earning Aussies money was no problem to those living a dream. Oh how it has come home to BIte. Scrouge

3:09pm Mon 23 Dec 13

raisemeup says...

Solomon Grundy wrote:
Duckett may have the Bulls at heart but he was part of a regime that failed, utterly. Nothing personal but I think we should be looking for people who have a better track record.
Perhaps the regime failed him, he lost his job, and the foundation lost a dedicated worker for the cause of the Bulls?
[quote][p][bold]Solomon Grundy[/bold] wrote: Duckett may have the Bulls at heart but he was part of a regime that failed, utterly. Nothing personal but I think we should be looking for people who have a better track record.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the regime failed him, he lost his job, and the foundation lost a dedicated worker for the cause of the Bulls? raisemeup

3:28pm Mon 23 Dec 13

bradfordbronco says...

Think the only way to sort this out is for Omar to return (if he's feeling better). I'm sure everyone involved has the best intentions for the Bulls, they just need to put their differences on one side and work through the problems together
Think the only way to sort this out is for Omar to return (if he's feeling better). I'm sure everyone involved has the best intentions for the Bulls, they just need to put their differences on one side and work through the problems together bradfordbronco

4:16pm Mon 23 Dec 13

raisemeup says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Think the only way to sort this out is for Omar to return (if he's feeling better). I'm sure everyone involved has the best intentions for the Bulls, they just need to put their differences on one side and work through the problems together
I understand that Omar was a great fan of Winston Churchill?
So to take a leaf out his book. Churchill maintained "JAW-Jaw is better than WAR-war!
That would suit us better as a club!
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: Think the only way to sort this out is for Omar to return (if he's feeling better). I'm sure everyone involved has the best intentions for the Bulls, they just need to put their differences on one side and work through the problems together[/p][/quote]I understand that Omar was a great fan of Winston Churchill? So to take a leaf out his book. Churchill maintained "JAW-Jaw is better than WAR-war! That would suit us better as a club! raisemeup

5:20pm Mon 23 Dec 13

fedupwiththeBS says...

It will make no difference if Omar returns to the club; he has no money, the club has no money and both have outstanding debts to companies that are on the verge of serving wind up orders on OK Bulls if this is not sorted asap.

It hurts to say this but we need to be written off and start again in the championship with a clean slate and people in charge that actually love the game and see Bulls as a rugby club rather than a means to making money that also has a group of lads that play rugby as the current and last board did.
It will make no difference if Omar returns to the club; he has no money, the club has no money and both have outstanding debts to companies that are on the verge of serving wind up orders on OK Bulls if this is not sorted asap. It hurts to say this but we need to be written off and start again in the championship with a clean slate and people in charge that actually love the game and see Bulls as a rugby club rather than a means to making money that also has a group of lads that play rugby as the current and last board did. fedupwiththeBS

8:31pm Mon 23 Dec 13

axlef1963 says...

The more that comes out the more **** off I get.I too met ryan on many occasions and he was bulls threw and threw.With the developments that are coming out now about money being in the bank when we got put into administration what on earth is going on.Can we have a full enquiry into the dealings that have been going on in the past two years and whats being happening with the accounts.You don't have to be Einstein to work out the truth so come on the powers that be,give us the truth.If half the stories ive heard are the tax man could have a field day.The alarm bells should be ringing when they said last week the accounts were were still on a paper system for gods sake there going to using slate and chalk next. Whats he next joke that's going to come out.
The more that comes out the more **** off I get.I too met ryan on many occasions and he was bulls threw and threw.With the developments that are coming out now about money being in the bank when we got put into administration what on earth is going on.Can we have a full enquiry into the dealings that have been going on in the past two years and whats being happening with the accounts.You don't have to be Einstein to work out the truth so come on the powers that be,give us the truth.If half the stories ive heard are the tax man could have a field day.The alarm bells should be ringing when they said last week the accounts were were still on a paper system for gods sake there going to using slate and chalk next. Whats he next joke that's going to come out. axlef1963

8:34pm Mon 23 Dec 13

axlef1963 says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Think the only way to sort this out is for Omar to return (if he's feeling better). I'm sure everyone involved has the best intentions for the Bulls, they just need to put their differences on one side and work through the problems together
DID YO GET THAT JOKE OUT OD A CHRISTMAS CRACKER LOL
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: Think the only way to sort this out is for Omar to return (if he's feeling better). I'm sure everyone involved has the best intentions for the Bulls, they just need to put their differences on one side and work through the problems together[/p][/quote]DID YO GET THAT JOKE OUT OD A CHRISTMAS CRACKER LOL axlef1963

11:38pm Mon 23 Dec 13

raisemeup says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
It will make no difference if Omar returns to the club; he has no money, the club has no money and both have outstanding debts to companies that are on the verge of serving wind up orders on OK Bulls if this is not sorted asap.

It hurts to say this but we need to be written off and start again in the championship with a clean slate and people in charge that actually love the game and see Bulls as a rugby club rather than a means to making money that also has a group of lads that play rugby as the current and last board did.
Super leagues Loss, BARLAs gain then??????

Wow, in radical terms, that rates with the Horse drawn trams replacing public transport!
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: It will make no difference if Omar returns to the club; he has no money, the club has no money and both have outstanding debts to companies that are on the verge of serving wind up orders on OK Bulls if this is not sorted asap. It hurts to say this but we need to be written off and start again in the championship with a clean slate and people in charge that actually love the game and see Bulls as a rugby club rather than a means to making money that also has a group of lads that play rugby as the current and last board did.[/p][/quote]Super leagues Loss, BARLAs gain then?????? Wow, in radical terms, that rates with the Horse drawn trams replacing public transport! raisemeup

7:54am Tue 24 Dec 13

bradfordbronco says...

Archie's Ghost wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
What role did that guy Stephen Coulby have. From what i remember he popped from up from nowhere as a Caisley mouthpiece to Rubbish Hood call a meeting to force Hood out. They told us their plans once Hood had gone and Caisley returned which as i remember was for Noble to return as coach and Gary Tasker as CEO.

Once Guilfoyle had put the blub into admin. He sacked Potter and Duckett Then Noble & Tasker offered to work for nothing to help them out. What then happened to Coulby & Caisleys great plan. Did they just change their mind once it realised not many people wanted Caisley back?

The rest is history but who knows how it would have planned out if Coulby & Caisley hadn't forced Hood & Duckett resignation. There was certainly a lot going on behind the scenes that only the people involved really know about
You are kidding?

I thought Hood sold the ground lease and a few weeks later said unless we give him 500k the club would be liquidated after the Leeds game on good friday. Call me silly, but this didn't sound like things were going that well.
I think you misunderstood me. I wasn't saying things would have been better if Hood had stayed. I'm fairly certain they wouldn't have been although we will never know

I was wondering what would have happened if Caisley & co had followed through with the plan and not put the club into administration. They would have continued to receive money from central funds. They could have sold some players. They wouldn't have missed out on the playoffs. They would have needed to find about £1.5 million. But wouldn't have been deducted £1.5m over the next 2 seasons. They might have attracted more support & sponsorship.

I'm still not sure we'd have been better offf than we are now. I'm optimistic that the people involved at the moment have the Bulls at heart and the only way out of the mess for all involved is to get round the table and negotiate a deal that sees Omar getting some of his money back in return for his shares. It might take more than 12 months but can't see an alternative solution
[quote][p][bold]Archie's Ghost[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: What role did that guy Stephen Coulby have. From what i remember he popped from up from nowhere as a Caisley mouthpiece to Rubbish Hood call a meeting to force Hood out. They told us their plans once Hood had gone and Caisley returned which as i remember was for Noble to return as coach and Gary Tasker as CEO. Once Guilfoyle had put the blub into admin. He sacked Potter and Duckett Then Noble & Tasker offered to work for nothing to help them out. What then happened to Coulby & Caisleys great plan. Did they just change their mind once it realised not many people wanted Caisley back? The rest is history but who knows how it would have planned out if Coulby & Caisley hadn't forced Hood & Duckett resignation. There was certainly a lot going on behind the scenes that only the people involved really know about[/p][/quote]You are kidding? I thought Hood sold the ground lease and a few weeks later said unless we give him 500k the club would be liquidated after the Leeds game on good friday. Call me silly, but this didn't sound like things were going that well.[/p][/quote]I think you misunderstood me. I wasn't saying things would have been better if Hood had stayed. I'm fairly certain they wouldn't have been although we will never know I was wondering what would have happened if Caisley & co had followed through with the plan and not put the club into administration. They would have continued to receive money from central funds. They could have sold some players. They wouldn't have missed out on the playoffs. They would have needed to find about £1.5 million. But wouldn't have been deducted £1.5m over the next 2 seasons. They might have attracted more support & sponsorship. I'm still not sure we'd have been better offf than we are now. I'm optimistic that the people involved at the moment have the Bulls at heart and the only way out of the mess for all involved is to get round the table and negotiate a deal that sees Omar getting some of his money back in return for his shares. It might take more than 12 months but can't see an alternative solution bradfordbronco

9:26am Tue 24 Dec 13

Andy2010 says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
It will make no difference if Omar returns to the club; he has no money, the club has no money and both have outstanding debts to companies that are on the verge of serving wind up orders on OK Bulls if this is not sorted asap.

It hurts to say this but we need to be written off and start again in the championship with a clean slate and people in charge that actually love the game and see Bulls as a rugby club rather than a means to making money that also has a group of lads that play rugby as the current and last board did.
This ^^^ is the best way forward....actually scrap that....its the ONLY way forward for the Bulls
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: It will make no difference if Omar returns to the club; he has no money, the club has no money and both have outstanding debts to companies that are on the verge of serving wind up orders on OK Bulls if this is not sorted asap. It hurts to say this but we need to be written off and start again in the championship with a clean slate and people in charge that actually love the game and see Bulls as a rugby club rather than a means to making money that also has a group of lads that play rugby as the current and last board did.[/p][/quote]This ^^^ is the best way forward....actually scrap that....its the ONLY way forward for the Bulls Andy2010

11:16am Tue 24 Dec 13

handoff says...

Omar back if he's feeling better? Bless! Do people really believe that story? Also ask yourself why one of the shares is owned by a company not associated with rugby, look at who put it up as surety and under what circumstances.

As 'Deep Throat' hinted - "Follow the money"
Omar back if he's feeling better? Bless! Do people really believe that story? Also ask yourself why one of the shares is owned by a company not associated with rugby, look at who put it up as surety and under what circumstances. As 'Deep Throat' hinted - "Follow the money" handoff

12:32pm Tue 24 Dec 13

bradfordbronco says...

handoff wrote:
Omar back if he's feeling better? Bless! Do people really believe that story? Also ask yourself why one of the shares is owned by a company not associated with rugby, look at who put it up as surety and under what circumstances.

As 'Deep Throat' hinted - "Follow the money"
Hi Handoff. I was being sarcastic about his health!! Can you please tell me who owns the other share though i would be interested to know. I don't follow your hint and can't be bothered looking it up, even if I knew how to !! Don't think you will get into trouble if its public knowledge anyway.
[quote][p][bold]handoff[/bold] wrote: Omar back if he's feeling better? Bless! Do people really believe that story? Also ask yourself why one of the shares is owned by a company not associated with rugby, look at who put it up as surety and under what circumstances. As 'Deep Throat' hinted - "Follow the money"[/p][/quote]Hi Handoff. I was being sarcastic about his health!! Can you please tell me who owns the other share though i would be interested to know. I don't follow your hint and can't be bothered looking it up, even if I knew how to !! Don't think you will get into trouble if its public knowledge anyway. bradfordbronco

1:31pm Tue 24 Dec 13

raisemeup says...

Andy2010 wrote:
fedupwiththeBS wrote:
It will make no difference if Omar returns to the club; he has no money, the club has no money and both have outstanding debts to companies that are on the verge of serving wind up orders on OK Bulls if this is not sorted asap.

It hurts to say this but we need to be written off and start again in the championship with a clean slate and people in charge that actually love the game and see Bulls as a rugby club rather than a means to making money that also has a group of lads that play rugby as the current and last board did.
This ^^^ is the best way forward....actually scrap that....its the ONLY way forward for the Bulls
In previous posts haven't you said you did business with the present regime at the Bulls?
So that was either a porky pie, or you are talking yourself out of a job>
Either way you are not firing on all cylinders as far as being a supporter of the Bulls, are you?
PS Incidentally if you do Business with the present regime at the Bulls, but tittle tattle about the confidential nature of those supposed discussions.
What does that make you???
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: It will make no difference if Omar returns to the club; he has no money, the club has no money and both have outstanding debts to companies that are on the verge of serving wind up orders on OK Bulls if this is not sorted asap. It hurts to say this but we need to be written off and start again in the championship with a clean slate and people in charge that actually love the game and see Bulls as a rugby club rather than a means to making money that also has a group of lads that play rugby as the current and last board did.[/p][/quote]This ^^^ is the best way forward....actually scrap that....its the ONLY way forward for the Bulls[/p][/quote]In previous posts haven't you said you did business with the present regime at the Bulls? So that was either a porky pie, or you are talking yourself out of a job> Either way you are not firing on all cylinders as far as being a supporter of the Bulls, are you? PS Incidentally if you do Business with the present regime at the Bulls, but tittle tattle about the confidential nature of those supposed discussions. What does that make you??? raisemeup

1:38pm Tue 24 Dec 13

raisemeup says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
handoff wrote:
Omar back if he's feeling better? Bless! Do people really believe that story? Also ask yourself why one of the shares is owned by a company not associated with rugby, look at who put it up as surety and under what circumstances.

As 'Deep Throat' hinted - "Follow the money"
Hi Handoff. I was being sarcastic about his health!! Can you please tell me who owns the other share though i would be interested to know. I don't follow your hint and can't be bothered looking it up, even if I knew how to !! Don't think you will get into trouble if its public knowledge anyway.
Security company based in Leeds, think they provide all the security at the ground. Ie Stewards etc.
They own 1% of the shares, and also have a debenture arrangement, don't know anything else, but it doesn't seem sinister to me!
Handoff is proving a little knowledge can be dangerous, in the wrong hands??
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]handoff[/bold] wrote: Omar back if he's feeling better? Bless! Do people really believe that story? Also ask yourself why one of the shares is owned by a company not associated with rugby, look at who put it up as surety and under what circumstances. As 'Deep Throat' hinted - "Follow the money"[/p][/quote]Hi Handoff. I was being sarcastic about his health!! Can you please tell me who owns the other share though i would be interested to know. I don't follow your hint and can't be bothered looking it up, even if I knew how to !! Don't think you will get into trouble if its public knowledge anyway.[/p][/quote]Security company based in Leeds, think they provide all the security at the ground. Ie Stewards etc. They own 1% of the shares, and also have a debenture arrangement, don't know anything else, but it doesn't seem sinister to me! Handoff is proving a little knowledge can be dangerous, in the wrong hands?? raisemeup

1:41pm Tue 24 Dec 13

mumbyfan says...

Lucky escape then, remember this is the man that sat on the Look North sofa, asking for a Million pounds and then said we have players doing a car wash to raise funds…..

Thats a lot of cars
Lucky escape then, remember this is the man that sat on the Look North sofa, asking for a Million pounds and then said we have players doing a car wash to raise funds….. Thats a lot of cars mumbyfan

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