Bradford Bulls new boy Adam Henry has made a good first impression

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Adam Henry at the Bulls' Tong training headquarters Adam Henry at the Bulls' Tong training headquarters

New Bulls recruit Adam Henry has been tipped to prove a resounding success at Odsal this coming season by team-mate Manase Manuokafoa.

The 22-year-old New Zealander has joined the Bulls from NRL champions Sydney Roosters and is aiming to establish himself in Francis Cummins’ plans ahead of next month’s pre-season friendlies.

Henry has a fine pedigree, having played for the New Zealand Warriors and been part of their Under-20s side which won the championship in 2011.

The former Junior Kiwi then made the switch to Sydney and played regularly for the Newton Jets in the New South Wales Cup before coming to the attention of the Bulls following a recommendation from ex-Bradford coach Brian Smith.

Manuokafoa said: “Adam has looked very good in training so far and is only going to get better during the rest of pre-season and when the season starts.

“He’s still young and will continue to improve. We know he can play and he’s just got to kick on now and get to know how we play and what Bradford is all about.”

Training alongside the likes of Anthony Minichiello and particularly Sonny Bill Williams at the Roosters was an experience to savour for Henry.

Manuokafoa added: “He’s trained with one of the best players in the world in Sonny Bill and has obviously seen some pretty high standards, which he will bring here.

“That’s what we want and I’m sure he’s going to be putting his best foot forward for himself and the team.”

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8:05am Sat 28 Dec 13

Blotto says...

There's no issue with the team on the field, but certainly big issues with the off the field Team what's left of it. All the Fans want is some stable management and good performances on the field hopefully winning ones!
Bugger the RFL. Bugger the Council and lets get on with the Season! and before I forget Bugger the gloom & doom merchant on here and elsewhere!!
There's no issue with the team on the field, but certainly big issues with the off the field Team what's left of it. All the Fans want is some stable management and good performances on the field hopefully winning ones! Bugger the RFL. Bugger the Council and lets get on with the Season! and before I forget Bugger the gloom & doom merchant on here and elsewhere!! Blotto

9:17am Sat 28 Dec 13

Lythambull says...

Blotto wrote:
There's no issue with the team on the field, but certainly big issues with the off the field Team what's left of it. All the Fans want is some stable management and good performances on the field hopefully winning ones! Bugger the RFL. Bugger the Council and lets get on with the Season! and before I forget Bugger the gloom & doom merchant on here and elsewhere!!
The most sensible thing I've read on here in days. Couldn't agree more sir. COYB!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Blotto[/bold] wrote: There's no issue with the team on the field, but certainly big issues with the off the field Team what's left of it. All the Fans want is some stable management and good performances on the field hopefully winning ones! Bugger the RFL. Bugger the Council and lets get on with the Season! and before I forget Bugger the gloom & doom merchant on here and elsewhere!![/p][/quote]The most sensible thing I've read on here in days. Couldn't agree more sir. COYB!!!!! Lythambull

9:27am Sat 28 Dec 13

bradfordbronco says...

I'm sick of hearing who's to blame. The fact is everyone is to some extent.

1. The RFL for effectively killing off every potential investor and putting a gun to Omars head in making him agree to accept less funding than all the other clubs.
2. The other clubs for agreeing to take an extra £50,000 at the expense of one its already struggling clubs.
3. The supporters for not backing the club. If you bought a season ticket or are going to pay on the day then you're excused. You've done your bit.
4. Omar Khan for not reducing the playing budget to fit the money allocated. I know he thought he would get more fans if he put out a decent team. but in reality the hardcore would still have turned up anyway.
4. New new directors agreed to buy he shares in the club but in reality never had enough money to so. They wanted it for nothing and wouldn't pay a penny more. Maybe they were right.
5.Anyone who agreed to sign Adam Henry, Carvell, Ferguson, George, Winterstein etc without looking at the finances more carefully.

Hopefully someone with some cash will take over. The club isn't far off breaking even once its gets the full SL money and there money to be made developing the site for shops, hotels or business units. Its a prie location
I'm sick of hearing who's to blame. The fact is everyone is to some extent. 1. The RFL for effectively killing off every potential investor and putting a gun to Omars head in making him agree to accept less funding than all the other clubs. 2. The other clubs for agreeing to take an extra £50,000 at the expense of one its already struggling clubs. 3. The supporters for not backing the club. If you bought a season ticket or are going to pay on the day then you're excused. You've done your bit. 4. Omar Khan for not reducing the playing budget to fit the money allocated. I know he thought he would get more fans if he put out a decent team. but in reality the hardcore would still have turned up anyway. 4. New new directors agreed to buy he shares in the club but in reality never had enough money to so. They wanted it for nothing and wouldn't pay a penny more. Maybe they were right. 5.Anyone who agreed to sign Adam Henry, Carvell, Ferguson, George, Winterstein etc without looking at the finances more carefully. Hopefully someone with some cash will take over. The club isn't far off breaking even once its gets the full SL money and there money to be made developing the site for shops, hotels or business units. Its a prie location bradfordbronco

9:40am Sat 28 Dec 13

Scrouge says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
I'm sick of hearing who's to blame. The fact is everyone is to some extent.

1. The RFL for effectively killing off every potential investor and putting a gun to Omars head in making him agree to accept less funding than all the other clubs.
2. The other clubs for agreeing to take an extra £50,000 at the expense of one its already struggling clubs.
3. The supporters for not backing the club. If you bought a season ticket or are going to pay on the day then you're excused. You've done your bit.
4. Omar Khan for not reducing the playing budget to fit the money allocated. I know he thought he would get more fans if he put out a decent team. but in reality the hardcore would still have turned up anyway.
4. New new directors agreed to buy he shares in the club but in reality never had enough money to so. They wanted it for nothing and wouldn't pay a penny more. Maybe they were right.
5.Anyone who agreed to sign Adam Henry, Carvell, Ferguson, George, Winterstein etc without looking at the finances more carefully.

Hopefully someone with some cash will take over. The club isn't far off breaking even once its gets the full SL money and there money to be made developing the site for shops, hotels or business units. Its a prie location
You make it all so simple. Whipe out all the Debts ; just like that; try telling Omar he will get no money back. The council loan, and month by month the Club is going further into Debt. New Labour thought running up Debt was acceptable, sadly we are all paying for it, yes Gerry Suitcliffe.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: I'm sick of hearing who's to blame. The fact is everyone is to some extent. 1. The RFL for effectively killing off every potential investor and putting a gun to Omars head in making him agree to accept less funding than all the other clubs. 2. The other clubs for agreeing to take an extra £50,000 at the expense of one its already struggling clubs. 3. The supporters for not backing the club. If you bought a season ticket or are going to pay on the day then you're excused. You've done your bit. 4. Omar Khan for not reducing the playing budget to fit the money allocated. I know he thought he would get more fans if he put out a decent team. but in reality the hardcore would still have turned up anyway. 4. New new directors agreed to buy he shares in the club but in reality never had enough money to so. They wanted it for nothing and wouldn't pay a penny more. Maybe they were right. 5.Anyone who agreed to sign Adam Henry, Carvell, Ferguson, George, Winterstein etc without looking at the finances more carefully. Hopefully someone with some cash will take over. The club isn't far off breaking even once its gets the full SL money and there money to be made developing the site for shops, hotels or business units. Its a prie location[/p][/quote]You make it all so simple. Whipe out all the Debts ; just like that; try telling Omar he will get no money back. The council loan, and month by month the Club is going further into Debt. New Labour thought running up Debt was acceptable, sadly we are all paying for it, yes Gerry Suitcliffe. Scrouge

4:36pm Sat 28 Dec 13

franklyn says...

Blotto wrote:
There's no issue with the team on the field, but certainly big issues with the off the field Team what's left of it. All the Fans want is some stable management and good performances on the field hopefully winning ones!
Bugger the RFL. Bugger the Council and lets get on with the Season! and before I forget Bugger the gloom & doom merchant on here and elsewhere!!
but the club can't run without the off he field team.
the RFL have to take a lot of the blame for this fiasco. they were supposed to be monitoring events of the take-over at odsal. they gave the go ahead for it to take place, and I think the new directors were acting in good faith.
after all that's gone on I just hope we have a team to support . if I turns out we can keep the squad that's been put together we should be able to compete and more than hold our own in S/L next term. BUT I fear we have far from heard the last of this saga. What a shame for the players & fans involved.
[quote][p][bold]Blotto[/bold] wrote: There's no issue with the team on the field, but certainly big issues with the off the field Team what's left of it. All the Fans want is some stable management and good performances on the field hopefully winning ones! Bugger the RFL. Bugger the Council and lets get on with the Season! and before I forget Bugger the gloom & doom merchant on here and elsewhere!![/p][/quote]but the club can't run without the off he field team. the RFL have to take a lot of the blame for this fiasco. they were supposed to be monitoring events of the take-over at odsal. they gave the go ahead for it to take place, and I think the new directors were acting in good faith. after all that's gone on I just hope we have a team to support . if I turns out we can keep the squad that's been put together we should be able to compete and more than hold our own in S/L next term. BUT I fear we have far from heard the last of this saga. What a shame for the players & fans involved. franklyn

6:29pm Sat 28 Dec 13

axlef1963 says...

Right that's it,its time to forget all thats happened in the past.Its a new year soon and hopefully a new start.Where ever that new start is I urge all true northern/bulls fans to get behind the club.But I urge the club its got to involve the supporters more in the running of the club.Lets have a supporters group connected with the board who have a voice.No more smoke screens put up by the board lets have more transparency.Looking back the start of all are woes was the signing of Harris,what a disaster that was.From that point till know weve gone down hill at an alarming rate.Lets hope we an all learn from these mistakes.So come on everyone lets start a new chapter in the history of the club and keep the great Trevor Fosters Dream Alive. COME ON YOU BULLS ps happy new year to all
Right that's it,its time to forget all thats happened in the past.Its a new year soon and hopefully a new start.Where ever that new start is I urge all true northern/bulls fans to get behind the club.But I urge the club its got to involve the supporters more in the running of the club.Lets have a supporters group connected with the board who have a voice.No more smoke screens put up by the board lets have more transparency.Looking back the start of all are woes was the signing of Harris,what a disaster that was.From that point till know weve gone down hill at an alarming rate.Lets hope we an all learn from these mistakes.So come on everyone lets start a new chapter in the history of the club and keep the great Trevor Fosters Dream Alive. COME ON YOU BULLS ps happy new year to all axlef1963

6:36pm Sat 28 Dec 13

axelf1963 says...

Yes but what about the VIKING song ?

We're in the money
We've got no players
What a joke of a club we really are,

We're in the money
We've no directors
What a joke of a club we really are,

PS Player movements WILL be announced after new year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR VIKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes but what about the VIKING song ? We're in the money We've got no players What a joke of a club we really are, We're in the money We've no directors What a joke of a club we really are, PS Player movements WILL be announced after new year. HAPPY NEW YEAR VIKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! axelf1963

8:25pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Alhaurinrhino says...

Meanwhile in other news,

Ross Heppenstall ( Nero), continued to fiddle whilst Rome burned.
Meanwhile in other news, Ross Heppenstall ( Nero), continued to fiddle whilst Rome burned. Alhaurinrhino

12:47pm Sun 29 Dec 13

axlef1963 says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Yes but what about the VIKING song ?

We're in the money
We've got no players
What a joke of a club we really are,

We're in the money
We've no directors
What a joke of a club we really are,

PS Player movements WILL be announced after new year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR VIKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There will be no happy new year at odsal.As I said administration is not far away.Its times like this that we will find who the true fans are,its not that long ago I stood on the terraces at odsal with two and a half thousand hardy souls watching us playing Oldham ,dreaming of a bit of success.Boy have we paid for that for that success now.for all the gloaters you can enjoy yourselves while this farce carries on till the bitter end.For all the true fans lets just support the club but if the worst does happen rugby league will be no longer in my life so come on somebody sort this disaster out COYB
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Yes but what about the VIKING song ? We're in the money We've got no players What a joke of a club we really are, We're in the money We've no directors What a joke of a club we really are, PS Player movements WILL be announced after new year. HAPPY NEW YEAR VIKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]There will be no happy new year at odsal.As I said administration is not far away.Its times like this that we will find who the true fans are,its not that long ago I stood on the terraces at odsal with two and a half thousand hardy souls watching us playing Oldham ,dreaming of a bit of success.Boy have we paid for that for that success now.for all the gloaters you can enjoy yourselves while this farce carries on till the bitter end.For all the true fans lets just support the club but if the worst does happen rugby league will be no longer in my life so come on somebody sort this disaster out COYB axlef1963

8:43pm Wed 1 Jan 14

bradfordbronco says...

axlef1963 wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
Yes but what about the VIKING song ?

We're in the money
We've got no players
What a joke of a club we really are,

We're in the money
We've no directors
What a joke of a club we really are,

PS Player movements WILL be announced after new year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR VIKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There will be no happy new year at odsal.As I said administration is not far away.Its times like this that we will find who the true fans are,its not that long ago I stood on the terraces at odsal with two and a half thousand hardy souls watching us playing Oldham ,dreaming of a bit of success.Boy have we paid for that for that success now.for all the gloaters you can enjoy yourselves while this farce carries on till the bitter end.For all the true fans lets just support the club but if the worst does happen rugby league will be no longer in my life so come on somebody sort this disaster out COYB
Hi Axlef1963 Talking to yourself is supposed to be the first sign of madness, but think I spotted you were mad a long time ago. Can I now apply for a TVOR "I Told You All So" badge now.

The Viking song is coming along nicely, although you missed out on the Christmas No 1. I noticed you've now got a second verse, well done. Is there a tune we need to use when singing along? I'd suggest a Blues rift would be apt. Woke up this morning.... and we've got no money..... It could end with the sentiments. Despite it all though, the spirit's still there and we'll come back fighting.

I look forward hearing verse three and possibly a chorus. Could be hit on the terraces this season
[quote][p][bold]axlef1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Yes but what about the VIKING song ? We're in the money We've got no players What a joke of a club we really are, We're in the money We've no directors What a joke of a club we really are, PS Player movements WILL be announced after new year. HAPPY NEW YEAR VIKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]There will be no happy new year at odsal.As I said administration is not far away.Its times like this that we will find who the true fans are,its not that long ago I stood on the terraces at odsal with two and a half thousand hardy souls watching us playing Oldham ,dreaming of a bit of success.Boy have we paid for that for that success now.for all the gloaters you can enjoy yourselves while this farce carries on till the bitter end.For all the true fans lets just support the club but if the worst does happen rugby league will be no longer in my life so come on somebody sort this disaster out COYB[/p][/quote]Hi Axlef1963 Talking to yourself is supposed to be the first sign of madness, but think I spotted you were mad a long time ago. Can I now apply for a TVOR "I Told You All So" badge now. The Viking song is coming along nicely, although you missed out on the Christmas No 1. I noticed you've now got a second verse, well done. Is there a tune we need to use when singing along? I'd suggest a Blues rift would be apt. Woke up this morning.... and we've got no money..... It could end with the sentiments. Despite it all though, the spirit's still there and we'll come back fighting. I look forward hearing verse three and possibly a chorus. Could be hit on the terraces this season bradfordbronco

7:27am Fri 3 Jan 14

axelf1963 says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
axlef1963 wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
Yes but what about the VIKING song ?

We're in the money
We've got no players
What a joke of a club we really are,

We're in the money
We've no directors
What a joke of a club we really are,

PS Player movements WILL be announced after new year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR VIKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There will be no happy new year at odsal.As I said administration is not far away.Its times like this that we will find who the true fans are,its not that long ago I stood on the terraces at odsal with two and a half thousand hardy souls watching us playing Oldham ,dreaming of a bit of success.Boy have we paid for that for that success now.for all the gloaters you can enjoy yourselves while this farce carries on till the bitter end.For all the true fans lets just support the club but if the worst does happen rugby league will be no longer in my life so come on somebody sort this disaster out COYB
Hi Axlef1963 Talking to yourself is supposed to be the first sign of madness, but think I spotted you were mad a long time ago. Can I now apply for a TVOR "I Told You All So" badge now.

The Viking song is coming along nicely, although you missed out on the Christmas No 1. I noticed you've now got a second verse, well done. Is there a tune we need to use when singing along? I'd suggest a Blues rift would be apt. Woke up this morning.... and we've got no money..... It could end with the sentiments. Despite it all though, the spirit's still there and we'll come back fighting.

I look forward hearing verse three and possibly a chorus. Could be hit on the terraces this season
The song is sung to the we're in the money song which was Vikings favourite song when he was alive on here, His alter ego is on here now and work has started on verse 3 just for you BB :-)
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axlef1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Yes but what about the VIKING song ? We're in the money We've got no players What a joke of a club we really are, We're in the money We've no directors What a joke of a club we really are, PS Player movements WILL be announced after new year. HAPPY NEW YEAR VIKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]There will be no happy new year at odsal.As I said administration is not far away.Its times like this that we will find who the true fans are,its not that long ago I stood on the terraces at odsal with two and a half thousand hardy souls watching us playing Oldham ,dreaming of a bit of success.Boy have we paid for that for that success now.for all the gloaters you can enjoy yourselves while this farce carries on till the bitter end.For all the true fans lets just support the club but if the worst does happen rugby league will be no longer in my life so come on somebody sort this disaster out COYB[/p][/quote]Hi Axlef1963 Talking to yourself is supposed to be the first sign of madness, but think I spotted you were mad a long time ago. Can I now apply for a TVOR "I Told You All So" badge now. The Viking song is coming along nicely, although you missed out on the Christmas No 1. I noticed you've now got a second verse, well done. Is there a tune we need to use when singing along? I'd suggest a Blues rift would be apt. Woke up this morning.... and we've got no money..... It could end with the sentiments. Despite it all though, the spirit's still there and we'll come back fighting. I look forward hearing verse three and possibly a chorus. Could be hit on the terraces this season[/p][/quote]The song is sung to the we're in the money song which was Vikings favourite song when he was alive on here, His alter ego is on here now and work has started on verse 3 just for you BB :-) axelf1963

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