Bradford Bulls reveal "constructive talks" have taken place following summit meeting

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: "Constructive talks" held "Constructive talks" held

The Bulls tonight announced that "constructive talks" had taken place as it was revealed that Ian Watt, Andrew Calvert and Mark Moore were back running the club.

RFL chief operating officer Ralph Rimmer today chaired a meeting at Odsal between Bulls owner Omar Khan and the party seeking to gain control of his shares, which comprises of Watt, Calvert and Moore.

The trio announced they were resigning as directors on Christmas Eve and walking away from the club altogether after failing to come to an agreement with Khan over his majority shareholding.

However, a statement this evening confirmed they remain in day-to-day charge of the club after talks aimed at finally brokering a change of ownership were described as positive.

The Bulls said in a brief statement: "Bradford Bulls are pleased to announce that constructive talks have taken place today, between all important stakeholders, under the chairmanship of the Rugby Football League.

"All parties concerned are working to maintain positive levels of progression, with a view to a final agreement being made over the club’s ownership in the near future.

"Ian Watt, Andrew Calvert and Mark Moore will now continue to direct the business and the club will make no further comment at this time."

 

 

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7:19pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Mr Capp says...

No real surprise in this is there? Poker is a game of patience!
No real surprise in this is there? Poker is a game of patience! Mr Capp

7:21pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Ahrmen Aleg says...

Sense prevailing at last
Lets hope the RFL will lend the club sufficent to reorganise and run it without making such huge losses
Sense prevailing at last Lets hope the RFL will lend the club sufficent to reorganise and run it without making such huge losses Ahrmen Aleg

7:24pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Madam meow says...

Well now perhaps` we can stop all twaddle on here as it doesn't do anyone any good.
Well now perhaps` we can stop all twaddle on here as it doesn't do anyone any good. Madam meow

7:24pm Mon 30 Dec 13

vikksy says...

amen
amen vikksy

12:11am Tue 31 Dec 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Had my comment vote down this morning for questioning if they really had quit as they were still showing as directors at companies house.

Seems there was mileage in my comment.
Had my comment vote down this morning for questioning if they really had quit as they were still showing as directors at companies house. Seems there was mileage in my comment. Thee Voice of Reason

7:07am Tue 31 Dec 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Keep voting the comments down ladies if it makes you feel better. I'm only saying what many are thinking.
Keep voting the comments down ladies if it makes you feel better. I'm only saying what many are thinking. Thee Voice of Reason

9:34am Tue 31 Dec 13

bully4us says...

To be fair though TVOR, they quit on Christmas Eve and Omar would have spent the next few days thinking about what he will do. The name change of directors would not have been submitted to companies’ house till after Christmas when it all became clear what was happening. Those names were going to stay on the register over Christmas so your statement could have been said by anyone – Sorry to be pedantic but that is how it is.
To be fair though TVOR, they quit on Christmas Eve and Omar would have spent the next few days thinking about what he will do. The name change of directors would not have been submitted to companies’ house till after Christmas when it all became clear what was happening. Those names were going to stay on the register over Christmas so your statement could have been said by anyone – Sorry to be pedantic but that is how it is. bully4us

9:43am Tue 31 Dec 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bully4us wrote:
To be fair though TVOR, they quit on Christmas Eve and Omar would have spent the next few days thinking about what he will do. The name change of directors would not have been submitted to companies’ house till after Christmas when it all became clear what was happening. Those names were going to stay on the register over Christmas so your statement could have been said by anyone – Sorry to be pedantic but that is how it is.
If they meant it and they did it online it would have taken a matter of minutes to show up at companies house.

Trust me, annual returns, accounts, directorships are usually approved in a matter of minutes.
[quote][p][bold]bully4us[/bold] wrote: To be fair though TVOR, they quit on Christmas Eve and Omar would have spent the next few days thinking about what he will do. The name change of directors would not have been submitted to companies’ house till after Christmas when it all became clear what was happening. Those names were going to stay on the register over Christmas so your statement could have been said by anyone – Sorry to be pedantic but that is how it is.[/p][/quote]If they meant it and they did it online it would have taken a matter of minutes to show up at companies house. Trust me, annual returns, accounts, directorships are usually approved in a matter of minutes. Thee Voice of Reason

10:16am Tue 31 Dec 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Come on viking, mumby and Co. We know your there with your negative votes why not add to the thread. Trust me O know what I am on about when it comes to stuff like companies house, unlike the 18 months dispensation gang.
Come on viking, mumby and Co. We know your there with your negative votes why not add to the thread. Trust me O know what I am on about when it comes to stuff like companies house, unlike the 18 months dispensation gang. Thee Voice of Reason

11:02am Tue 31 Dec 13

Andy2010 says...

Can no-one see that this is simply a tactic employed by Moore and Calvert to shift and highlight the blame of them not doing due diligence towards Khan.

Quite clever really as it appears Bulls fans have fallen for it.

The top and bottom of it is Moore and Calvert haven't the money or the expertise to pull the Bulls out of this mess and anyone being honest will accept that.

Its actually quite funny the rubbish some fans believe that comes out of Odsal.

Can you all not see what they are doing or are you too blinded by your fierce loyalty.

End of the day Moore and Calvert got involved because they are fans and thought they could make some money and use the prestige. When they have actually got on board they have realised they have taken over a nightmare and once the fans started turning they (pretended to) walk away thus shifting blame back to Khan so they can then be accepted back as hero's

For gods sake people wake up and smell the coffee. The fact is the Bulls in their present form are finished as there no money coming in to support outgoings. All Calvert and Moore now want to do is get as much out as possible.
Can no-one see that this is simply a tactic employed by Moore and Calvert to shift and highlight the blame of them not doing due diligence towards Khan. Quite clever really as it appears Bulls fans have fallen for it. The top and bottom of it is Moore and Calvert haven't the money or the expertise to pull the Bulls out of this mess and anyone being honest will accept that. Its actually quite funny the rubbish some fans believe that comes out of Odsal. Can you all not see what they are doing or are you too blinded by your fierce loyalty. End of the day Moore and Calvert got involved because they are fans and thought they could make some money and use the prestige. When they have actually got on board they have realised they have taken over a nightmare and once the fans started turning they (pretended to) walk away thus shifting blame back to Khan so they can then be accepted back as hero's For gods sake people wake up and smell the coffee. The fact is the Bulls in their present form are finished as there no money coming in to support outgoings. All Calvert and Moore now want to do is get as much out as possible. Andy2010

11:32am Tue 31 Dec 13

bullboy1 says...

ACCORDING WHAT BE HEARING THAT KHAN HAS NOT GOT ANY MONEY AND CAN SIGN CHEQUES ALSO I NOW SOME ONE VERY WELL HAD DEALINGS WITH HIM
ACCORDING WHAT BE HEARING THAT KHAN HAS NOT GOT ANY MONEY AND CAN SIGN CHEQUES ALSO I NOW SOME ONE VERY WELL HAD DEALINGS WITH HIM bullboy1

2:19pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Ahrmen Aleg says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Can no-one see that this is simply a tactic employed by Moore and Calvert to shift and highlight the blame of them not doing due diligence towards Khan.

Quite clever really as it appears Bulls fans have fallen for it.

The top and bottom of it is Moore and Calvert haven't the money or the expertise to pull the Bulls out of this mess and anyone being honest will accept that.

Its actually quite funny the rubbish some fans believe that comes out of Odsal.

Can you all not see what they are doing or are you too blinded by your fierce loyalty.

End of the day Moore and Calvert got involved because they are fans and thought they could make some money and use the prestige. When they have actually got on board they have realised they have taken over a nightmare and once the fans started turning they (pretended to) walk away thus shifting blame back to Khan so they can then be accepted back as hero's

For gods sake people wake up and smell the coffee. The fact is the Bulls in their present form are finished as there no money coming in to support outgoings. All Calvert and Moore now want to do is get as much out as possible.
Looks like the PR spin doctors have gathered a few voters.
How come nothng on the situation from the RFL?

Poker a prize of a million debt does not sound fun to me.
Good luck to them though.AT least someone is trying
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Can no-one see that this is simply a tactic employed by Moore and Calvert to shift and highlight the blame of them not doing due diligence towards Khan. Quite clever really as it appears Bulls fans have fallen for it. The top and bottom of it is Moore and Calvert haven't the money or the expertise to pull the Bulls out of this mess and anyone being honest will accept that. Its actually quite funny the rubbish some fans believe that comes out of Odsal. Can you all not see what they are doing or are you too blinded by your fierce loyalty. End of the day Moore and Calvert got involved because they are fans and thought they could make some money and use the prestige. When they have actually got on board they have realised they have taken over a nightmare and once the fans started turning they (pretended to) walk away thus shifting blame back to Khan so they can then be accepted back as hero's For gods sake people wake up and smell the coffee. The fact is the Bulls in their present form are finished as there no money coming in to support outgoings. All Calvert and Moore now want to do is get as much out as possible.[/p][/quote]Looks like the PR spin doctors have gathered a few voters. How come nothng on the situation from the RFL? Poker a prize of a million debt does not sound fun to me. Good luck to them though.AT least someone is trying Ahrmen Aleg

4:31pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Mike Strutter says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Can no-one see that this is simply a tactic employed by Moore and Calvert to shift and highlight the blame of them not doing due diligence towards Khan.

Quite clever really as it appears Bulls fans have fallen for it.

The top and bottom of it is Moore and Calvert haven't the money or the expertise to pull the Bulls out of this mess and anyone being honest will accept that.

Its actually quite funny the rubbish some fans believe that comes out of Odsal.

Can you all not see what they are doing or are you too blinded by your fierce loyalty.

End of the day Moore and Calvert got involved because they are fans and thought they could make some money and use the prestige. When they have actually got on board they have realised they have taken over a nightmare and once the fans started turning they (pretended to) walk away thus shifting blame back to Khan so they can then be accepted back as hero's

For gods sake people wake up and smell the coffee. The fact is the Bulls in their present form are finished as there no money coming in to support outgoings. All Calvert and Moore now want to do is get as much out as possible.
There's only one thing they are after
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Can no-one see that this is simply a tactic employed by Moore and Calvert to shift and highlight the blame of them not doing due diligence towards Khan. Quite clever really as it appears Bulls fans have fallen for it. The top and bottom of it is Moore and Calvert haven't the money or the expertise to pull the Bulls out of this mess and anyone being honest will accept that. Its actually quite funny the rubbish some fans believe that comes out of Odsal. Can you all not see what they are doing or are you too blinded by your fierce loyalty. End of the day Moore and Calvert got involved because they are fans and thought they could make some money and use the prestige. When they have actually got on board they have realised they have taken over a nightmare and once the fans started turning they (pretended to) walk away thus shifting blame back to Khan so they can then be accepted back as hero's For gods sake people wake up and smell the coffee. The fact is the Bulls in their present form are finished as there no money coming in to support outgoings. All Calvert and Moore now want to do is get as much out as possible.[/p][/quote]There's only one thing they are after Mike Strutter

4:31pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Mike Strutter says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Can no-one see that this is simply a tactic employed by Moore and Calvert to shift and highlight the blame of them not doing due diligence towards Khan.

Quite clever really as it appears Bulls fans have fallen for it.

The top and bottom of it is Moore and Calvert haven't the money or the expertise to pull the Bulls out of this mess and anyone being honest will accept that.

Its actually quite funny the rubbish some fans believe that comes out of Odsal.

Can you all not see what they are doing or are you too blinded by your fierce loyalty.

End of the day Moore and Calvert got involved because they are fans and thought they could make some money and use the prestige. When they have actually got on board they have realised they have taken over a nightmare and once the fans started turning they (pretended to) walk away thus shifting blame back to Khan so they can then be accepted back as hero's

For gods sake people wake up and smell the coffee. The fact is the Bulls in their present form are finished as there no money coming in to support outgoings. All Calvert and Moore now want to do is get as much out as possible.
There's only one thing they are after
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Can no-one see that this is simply a tactic employed by Moore and Calvert to shift and highlight the blame of them not doing due diligence towards Khan. Quite clever really as it appears Bulls fans have fallen for it. The top and bottom of it is Moore and Calvert haven't the money or the expertise to pull the Bulls out of this mess and anyone being honest will accept that. Its actually quite funny the rubbish some fans believe that comes out of Odsal. Can you all not see what they are doing or are you too blinded by your fierce loyalty. End of the day Moore and Calvert got involved because they are fans and thought they could make some money and use the prestige. When they have actually got on board they have realised they have taken over a nightmare and once the fans started turning they (pretended to) walk away thus shifting blame back to Khan so they can then be accepted back as hero's For gods sake people wake up and smell the coffee. The fact is the Bulls in their present form are finished as there no money coming in to support outgoings. All Calvert and Moore now want to do is get as much out as possible.[/p][/quote]There's only one thing they are after Mike Strutter

5:17pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Pablo says...

I think the parties concerned finally realise there is too much to lose in terms of reputations and cash if this is not resolved amicably.

It's sad that little clubs such as Batley, Keighley, Dewsbury et al can operate with the minimum of fuss, yet we are a laughing stock as we lurch from one crisis to another and air our dirty washing in public with all the squabbling at executive level.

I don't believe anything I read about the Bulls anymore. The personnel change but the shambles continues. Even Dynamo couldn't make a board of directors disappear and then reappear as quick.

I'm heartily sick and tired of the whole affair and dread to think the effect that this is having on the players and staff.
I think the parties concerned finally realise there is too much to lose in terms of reputations and cash if this is not resolved amicably. It's sad that little clubs such as Batley, Keighley, Dewsbury et al can operate with the minimum of fuss, yet we are a laughing stock as we lurch from one crisis to another and air our dirty washing in public with all the squabbling at executive level. I don't believe anything I read about the Bulls anymore. The personnel change but the shambles continues. Even Dynamo couldn't make a board of directors disappear and then reappear as quick. I'm heartily sick and tired of the whole affair and dread to think the effect that this is having on the players and staff. Pablo

7:33pm Tue 31 Dec 13

raisemeup says...

What we forget folks:

Is that all the collective will and even, shall we say negotiation skills, should not have happened without the sharp brains of:
TVOR
Bullboy1
Mick Strutter
Arm and a leg

They know more than anyone what is good for all our supporters, and our team?

Under the circumstances guys, may us supporters believe what we want to believe, or even what our limited intelligence tells us, when in the presence of such intellectual giants, as yourselves.

I said I wouldn't bother with this forum anymore, but reading your" fly on the wall" collective analysis, made me think that it's a shame Sigmund Freud is dead, he would have had a field day with you 4, as knowing what people think and interpreting what they will do when they think it, is an undoubted skill, you 4 can extrapolate from any conversation, even when you weren't 'there.

I'm off now!
What we forget folks: Is that all the collective will and even, shall we say negotiation skills, should not have happened without the sharp brains of: TVOR Bullboy1 Mick Strutter Arm and a leg They know more than anyone what is good for all our supporters, and our team? Under the circumstances guys, may us supporters believe what we want to believe, or even what our limited intelligence tells us, when in the presence of such intellectual giants, as yourselves. I said I wouldn't bother with this forum anymore, but reading your" fly on the wall" collective analysis, made me think that it's a shame Sigmund Freud is dead, he would have had a field day with you 4, as knowing what people think and interpreting what they will do when they think it, is an undoubted skill, you 4 can extrapolate from any conversation, even when you weren't 'there. I'm off now! raisemeup

8:50pm Tue 31 Dec 13

AUGUST1964 says...

Raise,don't leave or the looneys will take over the asylum,I know you've tried hard to stay off here all day.
Back to the article, I thnk there will be a lot we will never know about the present situation,if we get through the season,which is only a few weeks away,we may not be a force again for a few season but we will have team and he ship be steadier
Raise,don't leave or the looneys will take over the asylum,I know you've tried hard to stay off here all day. Back to the article, I thnk there will be a lot we will never know about the present situation,if we get through the season,which is only a few weeks away,we may not be a force again for a few season but we will have team and he ship be steadier AUGUST1964

10:02am Wed 1 Jan 14

bully4us says...

Pablo, Last year I worked with an active member of the Keighley club and he said they were very close to going bust. They were trying to sell next years season tickets while the old season was on and were desperately trying to save costs by letting players and staff go. I am afraid that there are many clubs in real trouble but keep it quiet. I love rugby league but fear for its future as it just can't build the type of image that helps to bring in the money and young supporters that other sports seem to manage. Most clubs are just happy to survive these days.
Pablo, Last year I worked with an active member of the Keighley club and he said they were very close to going bust. They were trying to sell next years season tickets while the old season was on and were desperately trying to save costs by letting players and staff go. I am afraid that there are many clubs in real trouble but keep it quiet. I love rugby league but fear for its future as it just can't build the type of image that helps to bring in the money and young supporters that other sports seem to manage. Most clubs are just happy to survive these days. bully4us

1:26pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Pablo says...

bully4us wrote:
Pablo, Last year I worked with an active member of the Keighley club and he said they were very close to going bust. They were trying to sell next years season tickets while the old season was on and were desperately trying to save costs by letting players and staff go. I am afraid that there are many clubs in real trouble but keep it quiet. I love rugby league but fear for its future as it just can't build the type of image that helps to bring in the money and young supporters that other sports seem to manage. Most clubs are just happy to survive these days.
I also fear for rugby league's future. The problem is, when a club is never out of the newspapers, advertising it's cash flow problems, it spooks the creditors and serves only to exacerbate the situation.

I've no doubt there will be many sailing close to the wind, but they are canny enough to keep their problems in house.
[quote][p][bold]bully4us[/bold] wrote: Pablo, Last year I worked with an active member of the Keighley club and he said they were very close to going bust. They were trying to sell next years season tickets while the old season was on and were desperately trying to save costs by letting players and staff go. I am afraid that there are many clubs in real trouble but keep it quiet. I love rugby league but fear for its future as it just can't build the type of image that helps to bring in the money and young supporters that other sports seem to manage. Most clubs are just happy to survive these days.[/p][/quote]I also fear for rugby league's future. The problem is, when a club is never out of the newspapers, advertising it's cash flow problems, it spooks the creditors and serves only to exacerbate the situation. I've no doubt there will be many sailing close to the wind, but they are canny enough to keep their problems in house. Pablo

9:01pm Wed 1 Jan 14

bradfordbronco says...

I just finished sewing my new "Belong" patch over the "Omar Khan" logo. Then had to unpick the stitches on Christmas Eve, only to find I've now got to put the "Belong" patch back on.

C'mon lads lets get it sorted out. Get through this season, don't overspend next season and use the surplus to give some money back to Omar
I just finished sewing my new "Belong" patch over the "Omar Khan" logo. Then had to unpick the stitches on Christmas Eve, only to find I've now got to put the "Belong" patch back on. C'mon lads lets get it sorted out. Get through this season, don't overspend next season and use the surplus to give some money back to Omar bradfordbronco

7:56am Thu 2 Jan 14

WayneRouke says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
I just finished sewing my new "Belong" patch over the "Omar Khan" logo. Then had to unpick the stitches on Christmas Eve, only to find I've now got to put the "Belong" patch back on.

C'mon lads lets get it sorted out. Get through this season, don't overspend next season and use the surplus to give some money back to Omar
Omar took a calculated business risk, and it didnt work for him..If you opened a business that didnt work, would you expect your money back?
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: I just finished sewing my new "Belong" patch over the "Omar Khan" logo. Then had to unpick the stitches on Christmas Eve, only to find I've now got to put the "Belong" patch back on. C'mon lads lets get it sorted out. Get through this season, don't overspend next season and use the surplus to give some money back to Omar[/p][/quote]Omar took a calculated business risk, and it didnt work for him..If you opened a business that didnt work, would you expect your money back? WayneRouke

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