Bulls star Sammut released from contract to join Wildcats

Bradford Bulls have received a transfer fee from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for Jarrod Sammut

Bradford Bulls have received a transfer fee from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for Jarrod Sammut

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Jarrod Sammut tonight sensationally left the Bulls and joined Super League rivals Wakefield on a two-year deal.

Bradford released the Malta international from the remaining year of his contract and it is understood the Wildcats paid a transfer fee for his services.

Sammut joined the Bulls ahead of the 2012 campaign and established himself as a crowd favourite, scoring 22 Super League tries last term.

He said he was looking forward to playing for Richard Agar's side after two years at Odsal.

Sammut, who turns 27 on Saturday, said: “I’m looking forward to coming and creating some new memories at Wakefield.

“It’s a new challenge for me now.  I was comfortable at the Bulls but now I’m coming into a new environment with new plays and new calls to learn. 

“I’m going to need to pick things up very quickly but I’m excited for the challenge.

“I’m a person that loves a challenge.  I’ve always had people writing me off or saying things like I wouldn’t make it because I’m too small and stuff like that. 

“I like to go out there and prove people wrong and I suppose that gives me the drive to succeed.”

A spokesperson for the Bulls today said: “Jarrod requested a release from his contract from the Bulls and although the timing has been recognised as not being ideal, the club does have a policy of athletes needing to prove their loyalty.

“We entered into negotiations with the Wakefield Wildcats and have come away with all parties agreeing a happy resolution.

“We would like to thank Michael Carter and his team at Wakefield for the part they played during this time, they have proven themselves to be extremely professional.”

Wildcats chairman Michael Carter said: “We recently got into dialogue with the Bulls regarding Jarrod and we’re pleased to have reached a conclusion that is mutually beneficial for all parties.

“We look forward to welcoming Jarrod to the club and all associated with the Bulls to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium next week for our home opener.”

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8:21pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Arhmen Noleg says...

Inevitable.Bring on the kids.Its all about survival.
Inevitable.Bring on the kids.Its all about survival. Arhmen Noleg
  • Score: 11

8:25pm Fri 14 Feb 14

NG1972 says...

I would like to know what is happening two of our best players gone in a week. Im afraid we have let our crowd favourite leave in sammut so expect more fans to drop off. In my experience you need to get results on the pitch to increase support not let ure best players go. I dont understand it gale and sidlow sign and carvell and sammut go what is happening. I feel the worse for sunday and it is going to be a long season if we dont sign quality but the question is what quality is going to want to cone to a club that is in a state like ours.
I would like to know what is happening two of our best players gone in a week. Im afraid we have let our crowd favourite leave in sammut so expect more fans to drop off. In my experience you need to get results on the pitch to increase support not let ure best players go. I dont understand it gale and sidlow sign and carvell and sammut go what is happening. I feel the worse for sunday and it is going to be a long season if we dont sign quality but the question is what quality is going to want to cone to a club that is in a state like ours. NG1972
  • Score: 12

8:25pm Fri 14 Feb 14

gordon ramsay says...

I am ashamed as to what my once great club has become. Our only game breaker gone. Not only does that weaken us it also strengthens probably our main rivals!!!!

London will finish bottom. I though wakey second bottom. We have just guaranteed ourselves relegation.

Squad ring fenced? Yeah right. Joke.

I said Gale signing was a piece of glitter on our turd. Our turd is very sadly once again steaming.
I am ashamed as to what my once great club has become. Our only game breaker gone. Not only does that weaken us it also strengthens probably our main rivals!!!! London will finish bottom. I though wakey second bottom. We have just guaranteed ourselves relegation. Squad ring fenced? Yeah right. Joke. I said Gale signing was a piece of glitter on our turd. Our turd is very sadly once again steaming. gordon ramsay
  • Score: 13

8:40pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Ever positive says...

Should free up some money to sign other players that want to play for Bradford. COYB
Should free up some money to sign other players that want to play for Bradford. COYB Ever positive
  • Score: 3

8:42pm Fri 14 Feb 14

cj says...

wasn't a favourite with me! far too inconsistent and individual. this gives lee gaskill a go in the halves. but at least wakey did things the right way.
wasn't a favourite with me! far too inconsistent and individual. this gives lee gaskill a go in the halves. but at least wakey did things the right way. cj
  • Score: 4

8:43pm Fri 14 Feb 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

How many times have posters said the Bulls need to operate within their means.Now they are obviously trying to do that they get slated again.Obviously it is sad having to weaken the squad but what other option do they have unless somebody comes forward with plenty of money.I agree with Armhen,get rid of players who do not want to be at the club before they poison the young ones coming through.O.K. it might end in relegation but let us be honest we are going to continue to struggle to ever be a succesful club again with the debts we have somehow managed to accrue.It seems to me that maybe relegation could be a blessing in disguise,rebuild and come back a stronger more stable club.
How many times have posters said the Bulls need to operate within their means.Now they are obviously trying to do that they get slated again.Obviously it is sad having to weaken the squad but what other option do they have unless somebody comes forward with plenty of money.I agree with Armhen,get rid of players who do not want to be at the club before they poison the young ones coming through.O.K. it might end in relegation but let us be honest we are going to continue to struggle to ever be a succesful club again with the debts we have somehow managed to accrue.It seems to me that maybe relegation could be a blessing in disguise,rebuild and come back a stronger more stable club. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 10

8:46pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

Looking at his body language at the launch event on Saturday night the bulls was the last place he wanted to be.

Great player but Wakefield ???????
Looking at his body language at the launch event on Saturday night the bulls was the last place he wanted to be. Great player but Wakefield ??????? Mike Strutter
  • Score: 9

8:48pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Miss Doubtfire says...

The Bulls board need to look up the definition of ring fenced. Why promise that to the fans in emotional club statements hitting back at rumours of player unrest if they go and do the exact opposite. Better say nothing than to come out with empty rhetoric telling fans what they want to hear, only to do a u turn weeks later. This is yet another prime example of what breeds mistrust in the current hierarchy.
The Bulls board need to look up the definition of ring fenced. Why promise that to the fans in emotional club statements hitting back at rumours of player unrest if they go and do the exact opposite. Better say nothing than to come out with empty rhetoric telling fans what they want to hear, only to do a u turn weeks later. This is yet another prime example of what breeds mistrust in the current hierarchy. Miss Doubtfire
  • Score: 7

8:49pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Solomon Grundy says...

Disappointing but can't be helped. Still, bring on Sunday & let's get a result on Sunday. COYB!!!
Disappointing but can't be helped. Still, bring on Sunday & let's get a result on Sunday. COYB!!! Solomon Grundy
  • Score: 3

8:53pm Fri 14 Feb 14

-HCK3R- says...

An interesting quote in the statement saying " the club does have a policy of athletes needing to prove their loyalty. "........
An interesting quote in the statement saying " the club does have a policy of athletes needing to prove their loyalty. "........ -HCK3R-
  • Score: 8

9:00pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CHLOE220696 says...

Utter disgrace how low can you go I too feel ashamed how this club going lies lies lies what a bloody mess
Utter disgrace how low can you go I too feel ashamed how this club going lies lies lies what a bloody mess CHLOE220696
  • Score: 1

9:01pm Fri 14 Feb 14

THEMANOFSTEEL says...

Did I not watch the same as everybody else last year
I'm pretty sure I saw Sammutt breaking defences and running the length of the field to score
Scoring all those tries at Huddersfield??
I agree with posters on here why is the board saying we are ring fencing the team
What is going with the players??
Can we not try and sign Scott dureau?
I'm fed up of this now
Sick of watching all the other teams with our players
I have been behind the club forking out money when the club needed the fans to help out
Could have given it to a starving child instead
What has happened??
Did I not watch the same as everybody else last year I'm pretty sure I saw Sammutt breaking defences and running the length of the field to score Scoring all those tries at Huddersfield?? I agree with posters on here why is the board saying we are ring fencing the team What is going with the players?? Can we not try and sign Scott dureau? I'm fed up of this now Sick of watching all the other teams with our players I have been behind the club forking out money when the club needed the fans to help out Could have given it to a starving child instead What has happened?? THEMANOFSTEEL
  • Score: 6

9:04pm Fri 14 Feb 14

bullsone03 says...

Ring fenced what happened to that couldn't blame anybody if they asked for a refund considering they might have only bought a season ticket because of the players we had
Ring fenced what happened to that couldn't blame anybody if they asked for a refund considering they might have only bought a season ticket because of the players we had bullsone03
  • Score: 3

9:28pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CHLOE220696 says...

Have Bradford broke the trade description act cheated fans with lies ring fence my arse
Have Bradford broke the trade description act cheated fans with lies ring fence my arse CHLOE220696
  • Score: 7

9:34pm Fri 14 Feb 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

cj wrote:
wasn't a favourite with me! far too inconsistent and individual. this gives lee gaskill a go in the halves. but at least wakey did things the right way.
a player that scored 22 tries in 23 games last season; i wish the rest of the squad had been that inconsistent and we would all be in Aus watching them play in the Club Challenge.

The sad thing is we are going to be hard pushed to find a decent player that wants to come to the Club, we are now left with the kids and cast offs from other squads on loan.

Our remaining players that are off SL standard now have a massive ask on their hands to try and keep us up.
[quote][p][bold]cj[/bold] wrote: wasn't a favourite with me! far too inconsistent and individual. this gives lee gaskill a go in the halves. but at least wakey did things the right way.[/p][/quote]a player that scored 22 tries in 23 games last season; i wish the rest of the squad had been that inconsistent and we would all be in Aus watching them play in the Club Challenge. The sad thing is we are going to be hard pushed to find a decent player that wants to come to the Club, we are now left with the kids and cast offs from other squads on loan. Our remaining players that are off SL standard now have a massive ask on their hands to try and keep us up. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 8

9:55pm Fri 14 Feb 14

graz smith says...

In my opinion this resolves the number 6 position, Lee Gaskell moving to stand off, don’t forget this lad is quality.
When he was on during the HULL Game he had a very good showing and for me the shape of things to come.
Come Sunday I think he will stand up for us.
COM'ON YOU BULLS
In my opinion this resolves the number 6 position, Lee Gaskell moving to stand off, don’t forget this lad is quality. When he was on during the HULL Game he had a very good showing and for me the shape of things to come. Come Sunday I think he will stand up for us. COM'ON YOU BULLS graz smith
  • Score: 7

10:08pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Bfd-til-i-die says...

It seemed obvious to me, playing 'loan players' telling us they were all injured lies lies and more lies. Took people's money on the back of lies DISGUSTED . I am a Bradford fan but enough is enough, absolutely choked
It seemed obvious to me, playing 'loan players' telling us they were all injured lies lies and more lies. Took people's money on the back of lies DISGUSTED . I am a Bradford fan but enough is enough, absolutely choked Bfd-til-i-die
  • Score: 0

10:14pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

I get slated on here because I don't believe a word that comes out of Odsal. So when things like this happen I'm not suprised in the least. Ringfenced, the words are meaningless. Carvell I can understand as he used employment law to cancel his contract, but here the decision has been made by the men at the to as they have agreed a fee.
With potential owners in the background why has this decision been made now, were they consulted?
I get slated on here because I don't believe a word that comes out of Odsal. So when things like this happen I'm not suprised in the least. Ringfenced, the words are meaningless. Carvell I can understand as he used employment law to cancel his contract, but here the decision has been made by the men at the to as they have agreed a fee. With potential owners in the background why has this decision been made now, were they consulted? Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 1

10:20pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

-HCK3R- wrote:
An interesting quote in the statement saying " the club does have a policy of athletes needing to prove their loyalty. "........
Why were they so opposed to Carvell leaving then when he showed no loyalty and he said he wanted to leave?
[quote][p][bold]-HCK3R-[/bold] wrote: An interesting quote in the statement saying " the club does have a policy of athletes needing to prove their loyalty. "........[/p][/quote]Why were they so opposed to Carvell leaving then when he showed no loyalty and he said he wanted to leave? Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

10:21pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Sheffieldbull says...

If you've been on the floor and taken a hell of a kicking you'll have some idea of what it's like to be a Bulls supporter these days. More grief next week I fear.
Sunday will be interesting. coyb's...... or those left anyway.....
If you've been on the floor and taken a hell of a kicking you'll have some idea of what it's like to be a Bulls supporter these days. More grief next week I fear. Sunday will be interesting. coyb's...... or those left anyway..... Sheffieldbull
  • Score: 0

10:26pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The coverup is a joke and they take the fans for mugs.
The story at 2pm said he wasn't in the squad due to a knee injury, now he is a wakefield player. Also why sell him now, why not hold fire till after Bulls play them next week or potential buyers have decided if they want him.
The coverup is a joke and they take the fans for mugs. The story at 2pm said he wasn't in the squad due to a knee injury, now he is a wakefield player. Also why sell him now, why not hold fire till after Bulls play them next week or potential buyers have decided if they want him. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 4

10:26pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Bfd-til-i-die says...

Did I read not long ago "no players wanted to leave" please please be honest with fans and tell us how many players Do Want To PLay for the Bulls
Did I read not long ago "no players wanted to leave" please please be honest with fans and tell us how many players Do Want To PLay for the Bulls Bfd-til-i-die
  • Score: 2

10:28pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Sheffieldbull says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
-HCK3R- wrote:
An interesting quote in the statement saying " the club does have a policy of athletes needing to prove their loyalty. "........
Why were they so opposed to Carvell leaving then when he showed no loyalty and he said he wanted to leave?
“We entered into negotiations with the Wakefield Wildcats and have come away with all parties agreeing a happy resolution"
That may answer your question,
.
Not ALL parties though Mr spokesperson!
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]-HCK3R-[/bold] wrote: An interesting quote in the statement saying " the club does have a policy of athletes needing to prove their loyalty. "........[/p][/quote]Why were they so opposed to Carvell leaving then when he showed no loyalty and he said he wanted to leave?[/p][/quote]“We entered into negotiations with the Wakefield Wildcats and have come away with all parties agreeing a happy resolution" That may answer your question, . Not ALL parties though Mr spokesperson! Sheffieldbull
  • Score: 1

10:40pm Fri 14 Feb 14

THEMANOFSTEEL says...

Bulls 10 Cas 32 my prediction
Easy 2 points
Wakey 36 bulls 6 Sammutt 2 tries
Watch this space!
Bulls 10 Cas 32 my prediction Easy 2 points Wakey 36 bulls 6 Sammutt 2 tries Watch this space! THEMANOFSTEEL
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

Hilarious....
Hilarious.... Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: 3

10:49pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The nail in the coffin will be if any potential owner doesn't repay all the creditors and then gets nailed with a points deduction.
The nail in the coffin will be if any potential owner doesn't repay all the creditors and then gets nailed with a points deduction. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 3

10:57pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Bfd-til-i-die says...

We will defo get points deduction question is how many 4or 6 How many more players will go then?
We will defo get points deduction question is how many 4or 6 How many more players will go then? Bfd-til-i-die
  • Score: 0

11:02pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Videoref says...

Quote: No players want to leave
None of our players are for sale
All our squad is ring fenced and secure. Unquote
Nay, Nay & Thrice Nay!!
"When the **** crows 3 times I am betrayed"
Once again betrayed in biblical proportions
Transparency?? There's more transparency in treacle
Quote: No players want to leave None of our players are for sale All our squad is ring fenced and secure. Unquote Nay, Nay & Thrice Nay!! "When the **** crows 3 times I am betrayed" Once again betrayed in biblical proportions Transparency?? There's more transparency in treacle Videoref
  • Score: 1

11:06pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Videoref says...

Can't believe the T&A have edited my post of a bible quote!!!
perhaps I should have said 'male chicken'
Words fail me!!!!!
Can't believe the T&A have edited my post of a bible quote!!! perhaps I should have said 'male chicken' Words fail me!!!!! Videoref
  • Score: 3

11:14pm Fri 14 Feb 14

nosher says...

Another sad day in the recent history of a crock of shi*e
Another sad day in the recent history of a crock of shi*e nosher
  • Score: 5

11:21pm Fri 14 Feb 14

hx3bantam says...

Unbelievable! Which, coincidentally, describes anything RHP says. The contempt shown to paying supporters is incredible. Time to put the cards on the table and let people make an informed decision whether they wish to be party to this circus. The loyalest fans will stand by the Bulls, I'm sure but not if you take them for mugs. HONESTY is what is needed now. Is Scruton leaving? YES or NO?
Unbelievable! Which, coincidentally, describes anything RHP says. The contempt shown to paying supporters is incredible. Time to put the cards on the table and let people make an informed decision whether they wish to be party to this circus. The loyalest fans will stand by the Bulls, I'm sure but not if you take them for mugs. HONESTY is what is needed now. Is Scruton leaving? YES or NO? hx3bantam
  • Score: 1

11:57pm Fri 14 Feb 14

oddshapedballs says...

What appears to be worse is that he didn't want to leave!!
What appears to be worse is that he didn't want to leave!! oddshapedballs
  • Score: 2

12:37am Sat 15 Feb 14

OdsalOptimist says...

Are season tickets refundable?
Is this not fraud towards the fans?
What is RHP involvement in this?
Belong? Belong to what? Belong to who? Belong time until we ever know the truth...
Are season tickets refundable? Is this not fraud towards the fans? What is RHP involvement in this? Belong? Belong to what? Belong to who? Belong time until we ever know the truth... OdsalOptimist
  • Score: 2

1:14am Sat 15 Feb 14

Arhmen Noleg says...

The club are creating some daft situations.
To try keep FANS onboard .Which you need to stay loyal
This is the BULLS darkest hours so skint believe me.
So they announce Gale has a new 2 year deal.
To interest fans.
Samutt with just a year left wants one too.
But with not enough in the pot for a Jam Sandwich its no.
So up pop Wakefield with a fee to help pay this months wages and survive perhaps a bit longer and Sammutt gets his 2 year Jam Sandwich.
In trying to please everyone as usual everyone ends up arguing.
Don't rip the season tickets.

The club is bankrupt and needs 10000 there every week.
I"ll go back to marmalade.
This is a constantly changing situation.

Where the club hangs by a slither.

And needs those committed to a fight till September not looking to extend deals to a year in September.
How stupid to offer Gale 2 years now
When the club could be down by September.
Well done Robbie.Showing your naeiviity.
Or is it just plain stupidity.Does he not realise how much sky dosh is given to Championship clubs.
Enough to probably satisfy Gales new contract
Great forward thinking.
What a mess they continue to make

Why don't they just cut the spin and Bull and let battle commence.
27 battles till september
The club are creating some daft situations. To try keep FANS onboard .Which you need to stay loyal This is the BULLS darkest hours so skint believe me. So they announce Gale has a new 2 year deal. To interest fans. Samutt with just a year left wants one too. But with not enough in the pot for a Jam Sandwich its no. So up pop Wakefield with a fee to help pay this months wages and survive perhaps a bit longer and Sammutt gets his 2 year Jam Sandwich. In trying to please everyone as usual everyone ends up arguing. Don't rip the season tickets. The club is bankrupt and needs 10000 there every week. I"ll go back to marmalade. This is a constantly changing situation. Where the club hangs by a slither. And needs those committed to a fight till September not looking to extend deals to a year in September. How stupid to offer Gale 2 years now When the club could be down by September. Well done Robbie.Showing your naeiviity. Or is it just plain stupidity.Does he not realise how much sky dosh is given to Championship clubs. Enough to probably satisfy Gales new contract Great forward thinking. What a mess they continue to make Why don't they just cut the spin and Bull and let battle commence. 27 battles till september Arhmen Noleg
  • Score: 3

6:07am Sat 15 Feb 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
The nail in the coffin will be if any potential owner doesn't repay all the creditors and then gets nailed with a points deduction.
the RFL are trying to sell the Club as an ongoing concern....concern indeed; concern about what is left to buy.

The speedway safety barriers were sold for scrape metal the other day so in answer to questions of how low can they go, very!

there are rumours that other players are looking for a way out of this mess as well despite the BS coming from the Club.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: The nail in the coffin will be if any potential owner doesn't repay all the creditors and then gets nailed with a points deduction.[/p][/quote]the RFL are trying to sell the Club as an ongoing concern....concern indeed; concern about what is left to buy. The speedway safety barriers were sold for scrape metal the other day so in answer to questions of how low can they go, very! there are rumours that other players are looking for a way out of this mess as well despite the BS coming from the Club. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 3

7:29am Sat 15 Feb 14

bartsbull says...

Some on here are missing te point all the players ealier were given the option
if they wished to find another club to help reduce the budget
Yes i would loved to have seen in stop but i was at the season launch and his
heart was not in it he was not his bubbly self
Gaskill is very good replacement he as all the skill and speed we have to survive this season so players will go who are unsetted by the saga going on
Let us all hope it is sorted out soon and these players that have gone are replaced i would give young Thackery from Dewsbury shot he ran ring round us in the friendly COYB support the team Through thick an thin
Some on here are missing te point all the players ealier were given the option if they wished to find another club to help reduce the budget Yes i would loved to have seen in stop but i was at the season launch and his heart was not in it he was not his bubbly self Gaskill is very good replacement he as all the skill and speed we have to survive this season so players will go who are unsetted by the saga going on Let us all hope it is sorted out soon and these players that have gone are replaced i would give young Thackery from Dewsbury shot he ran ring round us in the friendly COYB support the team Through thick an thin bartsbull
  • Score: 1

8:28am Sat 15 Feb 14

no1smytho says...

some people need to think before they speak, yes the squad was ring fenced by the club which means the squad was not in any of their cost cutting plans, but it doesn't mean the players are not allowed to request a transfer if a player wants out and another club wish to buy out their contract then let em go, hopefully he will be replaced he is a good player on his day but had quite a few off games and when he had an off game he was shocking, game day tomorrow worry about the players in bulls shirts stop bagging the club its out of their hands
some people need to think before they speak, yes the squad was ring fenced by the club which means the squad was not in any of their cost cutting plans, but it doesn't mean the players are not allowed to request a transfer if a player wants out and another club wish to buy out their contract then let em go, hopefully he will be replaced he is a good player on his day but had quite a few off games and when he had an off game he was shocking, game day tomorrow worry about the players in bulls shirts stop bagging the club its out of their hands no1smytho
  • Score: -2

8:42am Sat 15 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bartsbull wrote:
Some on here are missing te point all the players ealier were given the option
if they wished to find another club to help reduce the budget
Yes i would loved to have seen in stop but i was at the season launch and his
heart was not in it he was not his bubbly self
Gaskill is very good replacement he as all the skill and speed we have to survive this season so players will go who are unsetted by the saga going on
Let us all hope it is sorted out soon and these players that have gone are replaced i would give young Thackery from Dewsbury shot he ran ring round us in the friendly COYB support the team Through thick an thin
You must have missed the statement about the first team being ringfenced which was released long after the evwryone is free to go statement.
[quote][p][bold]bartsbull[/bold] wrote: Some on here are missing te point all the players ealier were given the option if they wished to find another club to help reduce the budget Yes i would loved to have seen in stop but i was at the season launch and his heart was not in it he was not his bubbly self Gaskill is very good replacement he as all the skill and speed we have to survive this season so players will go who are unsetted by the saga going on Let us all hope it is sorted out soon and these players that have gone are replaced i would give young Thackery from Dewsbury shot he ran ring round us in the friendly COYB support the team Through thick an thin[/p][/quote]You must have missed the statement about the first team being ringfenced which was released long after the evwryone is free to go statement. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -1

8:49am Sat 15 Feb 14

Bowlingboy says...

If he doesn't want to be here fair enough.
Do you think it was a sweetner to lessen the noise coming from wakey Re the points deduction?
Either way hopefully a new more affluent owner in coming weeks.
But we do need to replenish the squad with quality!
If he doesn't want to be here fair enough. Do you think it was a sweetner to lessen the noise coming from wakey Re the points deduction? Either way hopefully a new more affluent owner in coming weeks. But we do need to replenish the squad with quality! Bowlingboy
  • Score: -2

9:31am Sat 15 Feb 14

mines a pint says...

wake up people there is a significant difference between ring fenced & players asking to leave

When the club made the statement about ring fencing players it was confirming that they were not actively looking to sell players as part of the plans to reduce spending by £400k

As far as I can see the club has not initiated the move of Samut or Carvel in both cases the players asked to leave

FC has stated all along that he does not want players who do not want to be there

For all his skill keeping a pivotal player like Sammut when he did not want to be there would cause far more harm than good

Take positives from the fact that we have got a fee for him which is a credit to botheth Samut & Wakey

It shows even though he did not wish to remain at Odsal he still had some loyalty to the club & didnt try to go on a free under TUPE regs
wake up people there is a significant difference between ring fenced & players asking to leave When the club made the statement about ring fencing players it was confirming that they were not actively looking to sell players as part of the plans to reduce spending by £400k As far as I can see the club has not initiated the move of Samut or Carvel in both cases the players asked to leave FC has stated all along that he does not want players who do not want to be there For all his skill keeping a pivotal player like Sammut when he did not want to be there would cause far more harm than good Take positives from the fact that we have got a fee for him which is a credit to botheth Samut & Wakey It shows even though he did not wish to remain at Odsal he still had some loyalty to the club & didnt try to go on a free under TUPE regs mines a pint
  • Score: 0

9:38am Sat 15 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Strange a this was Moore's exact quote.

However, none of that matters now. As of today, our first-team squad is ring-fenced and no-one is for sale.

Haven't Wakefield just bought a player from Bradford or am I dreaming this. You keep lapping it all up and trying to make people believe no lies were being told.
Strange a this was Moore's exact quote. However, none of that matters now. As of today, our first-team squad is ring-fenced and no-one is for sale. Haven't Wakefield just bought a player from Bradford or am I dreaming this. You keep lapping it all up and trying to make people believe no lies were being told. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 2

12:51pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Videoref says...

Just looking at who has not been for sale since thisvwhole debacle started
Kopczac Le'estrange Lynch
Carvel Elima Burgess
Bateman Whitehead
Langley
Sammut Lulia Platt

perhaps we should rename the club to Bradford Bullseye-strapline- " Here's what you could have had"

not a bad squad core is it?
Just looking at who has not been for sale since thisvwhole debacle started Kopczac Le'estrange Lynch Carvel Elima Burgess Bateman Whitehead Langley Sammut Lulia Platt perhaps we should rename the club to Bradford Bullseye-strapline- " Here's what you could have had" not a bad squad core is it? Videoref
  • Score: 0

2:26pm Sat 15 Feb 14

AUGUST1964 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Strange a this was Moore's exact quote. However, none of that matters now. As of today, our first-team squad is ring-fenced and no-one is for sale. Haven't Wakefield just bought a player from Bradford or am I dreaming this. You keep lapping it all up and trying to make people believe no lies were being told.
Grow up sonny,so what you seem to be saying is that if the Bulls had gone bust next week,and been able to sell one or two players to stay in existance they would have been right not to do so,and what if the RFL have said "no more help you'll have find your own funding until a new buyer is found"!
Whats more important ring fence or save?

Stop trying to be the smart rebel rouser,because you couldn't give a toss whether the Bulls never played another game.

By the way what are your thoughts on this weeks team sheet?
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Strange a this was Moore's exact quote. However, none of that matters now. As of today, our first-team squad is ring-fenced and no-one is for sale. Haven't Wakefield just bought a player from Bradford or am I dreaming this. You keep lapping it all up and trying to make people believe no lies were being told.[/p][/quote]Grow up sonny,so what you seem to be saying is that if the Bulls had gone bust next week,and been able to sell one or two players to stay in existance they would have been right not to do so,and what if the RFL have said "no more help you'll have find your own funding until a new buyer is found"! Whats more important ring fence or save? Stop trying to be the smart rebel rouser,because you couldn't give a toss whether the Bulls never played another game. By the way what are your thoughts on this weeks team sheet? AUGUST1964
  • Score: 0

2:37pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

AUGUST1964 wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Strange a this was Moore's exact quote. However, none of that matters now. As of today, our first-team squad is ring-fenced and no-one is for sale. Haven't Wakefield just bought a player from Bradford or am I dreaming this. You keep lapping it all up and trying to make people believe no lies were being told.
Grow up sonny,so what you seem to be saying is that if the Bulls had gone bust next week,and been able to sell one or two players to stay in existance they would have been right not to do so,and what if the RFL have said "no more help you'll have find your own funding until a new buyer is found"!
Whats more important ring fence or save?

Stop trying to be the smart rebel rouser,because you couldn't give a toss whether the Bulls never played another game.

By the way what are your thoughts on this weeks team sheet?
Like many fans I just don't like being lied too. Why say one thing if it is untrue.
Not going into admin, ringfence the squad, admin error, here for the lang haul. Don't all these lies bother you?
As for tomorrow lets see if anyone else leaves first.
[quote][p][bold]AUGUST1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Strange a this was Moore's exact quote. However, none of that matters now. As of today, our first-team squad is ring-fenced and no-one is for sale. Haven't Wakefield just bought a player from Bradford or am I dreaming this. You keep lapping it all up and trying to make people believe no lies were being told.[/p][/quote]Grow up sonny,so what you seem to be saying is that if the Bulls had gone bust next week,and been able to sell one or two players to stay in existance they would have been right not to do so,and what if the RFL have said "no more help you'll have find your own funding until a new buyer is found"! Whats more important ring fence or save? Stop trying to be the smart rebel rouser,because you couldn't give a toss whether the Bulls never played another game. By the way what are your thoughts on this weeks team sheet?[/p][/quote]Like many fans I just don't like being lied too. Why say one thing if it is untrue. Not going into admin, ringfence the squad, admin error, here for the lang haul. Don't all these lies bother you? As for tomorrow lets see if anyone else leaves first. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

3:01pm Sat 15 Feb 14

AUGUST1964 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
AUGUST1964 wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote: Strange a this was Moore's exact quote. However, none of that matters now. As of today, our first-team squad is ring-fenced and no-one is for sale. Haven't Wakefield just bought a player from Bradford or am I dreaming this. You keep lapping it all up and trying to make people believe no lies were being told.
Grow up sonny,so what you seem to be saying is that if the Bulls had gone bust next week,and been able to sell one or two players to stay in existance they would have been right not to do so,and what if the RFL have said "no more help you'll have find your own funding until a new buyer is found"! Whats more important ring fence or save? Stop trying to be the smart rebel rouser,because you couldn't give a toss whether the Bulls never played another game. By the way what are your thoughts on this weeks team sheet?
Like many fans I just don't like being lied too. Why say one thing if it is untrue. Not going into admin, ringfence the squad, admin error, here for the lang haul. Don't all these lies bother you? As for tomorrow lets see if anyone else leaves first.
So you think going bust would have been preferential rather than selling Sammut,can you answer me, show everybody who looks in on here just how you think because I'm sure your train of thought sometimes puzzles many, it's all very well having high and mighty ideals when you don't give a toss about pro rugby league in Bradford,but a lot of people DO.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AUGUST1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Strange a this was Moore's exact quote. However, none of that matters now. As of today, our first-team squad is ring-fenced and no-one is for sale. Haven't Wakefield just bought a player from Bradford or am I dreaming this. You keep lapping it all up and trying to make people believe no lies were being told.[/p][/quote]Grow up sonny,so what you seem to be saying is that if the Bulls had gone bust next week,and been able to sell one or two players to stay in existance they would have been right not to do so,and what if the RFL have said "no more help you'll have find your own funding until a new buyer is found"! Whats more important ring fence or save? Stop trying to be the smart rebel rouser,because you couldn't give a toss whether the Bulls never played another game. By the way what are your thoughts on this weeks team sheet?[/p][/quote]Like many fans I just don't like being lied too. Why say one thing if it is untrue. Not going into admin, ringfence the squad, admin error, here for the lang haul. Don't all these lies bother you? As for tomorrow lets see if anyone else leaves first.[/p][/quote]So you think going bust would have been preferential rather than selling Sammut,can you answer me, show everybody who looks in on here just how you think because I'm sure your train of thought sometimes puzzles many, it's all very well having high and mighty ideals when you don't give a toss about pro rugby league in Bradford,but a lot of people DO. AUGUST1964
  • Score: 0

4:13pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Videoref says...

AUGUST1964 wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
AUGUST1964 wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote: Strange a this was Moore's exact quote. However, none of that matters now. As of today, our first-team squad is ring-fenced and no-one is for sale. Haven't Wakefield just bought a player from Bradford or am I dreaming this. You keep lapping it all up and trying to make people believe no lies were being told.
Grow up sonny,so what you seem to be saying is that if the Bulls had gone bust next week,and been able to sell one or two players to stay in existance they would have been right not to do so,and what if the RFL have said "no more help you'll have find your own funding until a new buyer is found"! Whats more important ring fence or save? Stop trying to be the smart rebel rouser,because you couldn't give a toss whether the Bulls never played another game. By the way what are your thoughts on this weeks team sheet?
Like many fans I just don't like being lied too. Why say one thing if it is untrue. Not going into admin, ringfence the squad, admin error, here for the lang haul. Don't all these lies bother you? As for tomorrow lets see if anyone else leaves first.
So you think going bust would have been preferential rather than selling Sammut,can you answer me, show everybody who looks in on here just how you think because I'm sure your train of thought sometimes puzzles many, it's all very well having high and mighty ideals when you don't give a toss about pro rugby league in Bradford,but a lot of people DO.
I think you have to agree with some of this-they said catagorically in November that Bulls 2014 was just a company they set up for business reasons and Bradford Bulls ltd would continue trading and there was nothing to worry about.Fast Forward 2 months and old company is in administration and within 15 MINUTES Bradford Bulls 2014 has bought it from receivers. I want the Bulls to survive believe me (I have supported them for 60 years) but I don't like the untruths that are fed out on a daily basis. This is not the way to attract fans to Odsal nor endear existing fans. Even the most loyal, blinkered, ever suffering fans have a threshold.
[quote][p][bold]AUGUST1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AUGUST1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Strange a this was Moore's exact quote. However, none of that matters now. As of today, our first-team squad is ring-fenced and no-one is for sale. Haven't Wakefield just bought a player from Bradford or am I dreaming this. You keep lapping it all up and trying to make people believe no lies were being told.[/p][/quote]Grow up sonny,so what you seem to be saying is that if the Bulls had gone bust next week,and been able to sell one or two players to stay in existance they would have been right not to do so,and what if the RFL have said "no more help you'll have find your own funding until a new buyer is found"! Whats more important ring fence or save? Stop trying to be the smart rebel rouser,because you couldn't give a toss whether the Bulls never played another game. By the way what are your thoughts on this weeks team sheet?[/p][/quote]Like many fans I just don't like being lied too. Why say one thing if it is untrue. Not going into admin, ringfence the squad, admin error, here for the lang haul. Don't all these lies bother you? As for tomorrow lets see if anyone else leaves first.[/p][/quote]So you think going bust would have been preferential rather than selling Sammut,can you answer me, show everybody who looks in on here just how you think because I'm sure your train of thought sometimes puzzles many, it's all very well having high and mighty ideals when you don't give a toss about pro rugby league in Bradford,but a lot of people DO.[/p][/quote]I think you have to agree with some of this-they said catagorically in November that Bulls 2014 was just a company they set up for business reasons and Bradford Bulls ltd would continue trading and there was nothing to worry about.Fast Forward 2 months and old company is in administration and within 15 MINUTES Bradford Bulls 2014 has bought it from receivers. I want the Bulls to survive believe me (I have supported them for 60 years) but I don't like the untruths that are fed out on a daily basis. This is not the way to attract fans to Odsal nor endear existing fans. Even the most loyal, blinkered, ever suffering fans have a threshold. Videoref
  • Score: 1

9:07pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

Bradford bulls are the equivalent of a once loved family pet who has now outlived it's welcome, time to take it outside and finish it off with a shovel.
Bradford bulls are the equivalent of a once loved family pet who has now outlived it's welcome, time to take it outside and finish it off with a shovel. Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Sat 15 Feb 14

bradfordbronco says...

Videoref wrote:
Just looking at who has not been for sale since thisvwhole debacle started
Kopczac Le'estrange Lynch
Carvel Elima Burgess
Bateman Whitehead
Langley
Sammut Lulia Platt

perhaps we should rename the club to Bradford Bullseye-strapline- " Here's what you could have had"

not a bad squad core is it?
I remember all these guys and what an unsuccessfully team we were with them. Some games they didn't even try. We didn't make the play-offs with them. Why pretend now they were world beaters?

Sammut, Elima were good to watch but had their faults. L'estrange left on good terms. Whitehead and Koppy will be missed but Carvell was only interested in playing out his days and we now know he wouldn't have put his body on the line. Bateman was overrated.

As for Langley, Platt , Lynch and Lulia don't make me laugh. They all threw the towel too easily.
[quote][p][bold]Videoref[/bold] wrote: Just looking at who has not been for sale since thisvwhole debacle started Kopczac Le'estrange Lynch Carvel Elima Burgess Bateman Whitehead Langley Sammut Lulia Platt perhaps we should rename the club to Bradford Bullseye-strapline- " Here's what you could have had" not a bad squad core is it?[/p][/quote]I remember all these guys and what an unsuccessfully team we were with them. Some games they didn't even try. We didn't make the play-offs with them. Why pretend now they were world beaters? Sammut, Elima were good to watch but had their faults. L'estrange left on good terms. Whitehead and Koppy will be missed but Carvell was only interested in playing out his days and we now know he wouldn't have put his body on the line. Bateman was overrated. As for Langley, Platt , Lynch and Lulia don't make me laugh. They all threw the towel too easily. bradfordbronco
  • Score: 0

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