Last day to make Bradford Bulls purchase offers

Richard Lamb has shown his interest in buying the Bulls

Richard Lamb has shown his interest in buying the Bulls

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

All parties bidding to buy the Bulls must table their offers to Leeds-based administrator David Wilson by the close of play today.

Up to four groups, including the current board of directors, are vying for control of the club.

London-based businessman Richard Lamb yesterday met Wilson and is expected to see him again today before making an official offer.

Lamb also headed to the Provident Stadium yesterday to meet with the Bulls’ current board of directors, who have a deal in place to buy the club from the administrator.

It is understood that Wilson will accept the highest bid, however, and a final decision is expected by Monday.

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7:50am Thu 20 Feb 14

bradfordbronco says...

what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around.

The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet

Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!!
what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around. The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!! bradfordbronco
  • Score: 18

8:07am Thu 20 Feb 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around.

The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet

Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!!
There was not only one bid left on the table last time both City, Park Avenue and ABC group were all still in it but the RFL went with OK and GS as they thought that having the ex minister of Sport would be great for the Club and Game, how wrong they were!

Also the sky money reduction was a term offered by OK as part of his proposal so we need to stop blaming the RFL for that. the points deduction is all part of the rules so we can expect the same again

If you read the statement from Bath about the signing of Burgess the RFU did not help with the purchase, it was bank rolled by the Clubs owner as unfortunately we have become the very poor relation to a lesser code.

As the salary cap in Union is being increased to almost 10 million next season we are going to lose at lot more of leagues top players, especially if Sam is a success.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around. The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!![/p][/quote]There was not only one bid left on the table last time both City, Park Avenue and ABC group were all still in it but the RFL went with OK and GS as they thought that having the ex minister of Sport would be great for the Club and Game, how wrong they were! Also the sky money reduction was a term offered by OK as part of his proposal so we need to stop blaming the RFL for that. the points deduction is all part of the rules so we can expect the same again If you read the statement from Bath about the signing of Burgess the RFU did not help with the purchase, it was bank rolled by the Clubs owner as unfortunately we have become the very poor relation to a lesser code. As the salary cap in Union is being increased to almost 10 million next season we are going to lose at lot more of leagues top players, especially if Sam is a success. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 3

8:12am Thu 20 Feb 14

Shipley Paul says...

The other thing is that with so many parties vying to buy, they must see something good about the Bulls. Let's hope the future confirms we are still a top club and can grow again.
The other thing is that with so many parties vying to buy, they must see something good about the Bulls. Let's hope the future confirms we are still a top club and can grow again. Shipley Paul
  • Score: 11

9:13am Thu 20 Feb 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Fed up,
You know as well as anybody,for as long as you or I can remember the R.L. has been run by a bunch of amateurs.Bronco is correct the R.F.U. do invest in their clubs,do sell the game,do manage to attract sponsorship,do NOT give the League Sponsorship away to a Trucking company for free,do not come up with ridiculous gimmicks where some teams are guaranteed points.i.e.Magic Roundabout,sorry Magic Weekend.I am not blaming them by the way for the state of affairs at Odsal but they hardly help matters in the way they keep moving the goalposts.The whole Board should have resigned years ago and let people in who knew how to run a business.Who have we got at the head,a Pub Landlord,says it all.
Fed up, You know as well as anybody,for as long as you or I can remember the R.L. has been run by a bunch of amateurs.Bronco is correct the R.F.U. do invest in their clubs,do sell the game,do manage to attract sponsorship,do NOT give the League Sponsorship away to a Trucking company for free,do not come up with ridiculous gimmicks where some teams are guaranteed points.i.e.Magic Roundabout,sorry Magic Weekend.I am not blaming them by the way for the state of affairs at Odsal but they hardly help matters in the way they keep moving the goalposts.The whole Board should have resigned years ago and let people in who knew how to run a business.Who have we got at the head,a Pub Landlord,says it all. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 12

9:21am Thu 20 Feb 14

raisemeup says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around.

The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet

Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!!
There was not only one bid left on the table last time both City, Park Avenue and ABC group were all still in it but the RFL went with OK and GS as they thought that having the ex minister of Sport would be great for the Club and Game, how wrong they were!

Also the sky money reduction was a term offered by OK as part of his proposal so we need to stop blaming the RFL for that. the points deduction is all part of the rules so we can expect the same again

If you read the statement from Bath about the signing of Burgess the RFU did not help with the purchase, it was bank rolled by the Clubs owner as unfortunately we have become the very poor relation to a lesser code.

As the salary cap in Union is being increased to almost 10 million next season we are going to lose at lot more of leagues top players, especially if Sam is a success.
First of all get your facts right. 1. ABC had been turned down twice by the RFL even with the enhanced offer which we understood included creditors. The reason being that the purchase offer had to be unconditional - which no one in their right mind would buy. Plus the other offers you mentioned were in the same position. We had 24 hours to save the Club from extinction. Guilfoyle said that everything was exacerbated by the Governing bodies stance. This added considerably to the cost of administration. If Omar Khan had not stepped in - at that time with an UNCONDITIONAL OFFER the club would have gone into total insolvency. Omar Khan had less than 1 hour to make the final offer. The Sky compensation package was offered to seal the deal and to look favourably on the BULLS retaining the Super League Licence. We can only go forward, but with the cards stacked against us we as a Cllub are hamstrung COYB
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around. The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!![/p][/quote]There was not only one bid left on the table last time both City, Park Avenue and ABC group were all still in it but the RFL went with OK and GS as they thought that having the ex minister of Sport would be great for the Club and Game, how wrong they were! Also the sky money reduction was a term offered by OK as part of his proposal so we need to stop blaming the RFL for that. the points deduction is all part of the rules so we can expect the same again If you read the statement from Bath about the signing of Burgess the RFU did not help with the purchase, it was bank rolled by the Clubs owner as unfortunately we have become the very poor relation to a lesser code. As the salary cap in Union is being increased to almost 10 million next season we are going to lose at lot more of leagues top players, especially if Sam is a success.[/p][/quote]First of all get your facts right. 1. ABC had been turned down twice by the RFL even with the enhanced offer which we understood included creditors. The reason being that the purchase offer had to be unconditional - which no one in their right mind would buy. Plus the other offers you mentioned were in the same position. We had 24 hours to save the Club from extinction. Guilfoyle said that everything was exacerbated by the Governing bodies stance. This added considerably to the cost of administration. If Omar Khan had not stepped in - at that time with an UNCONDITIONAL OFFER the club would have gone into total insolvency. Omar Khan had less than 1 hour to make the final offer. The Sky compensation package was offered to seal the deal and to look favourably on the BULLS retaining the Super League Licence. We can only go forward, but with the cards stacked against us we as a Cllub are hamstrung COYB raisemeup
  • Score: 14

10:09am Thu 20 Feb 14

bully4us says...

I hope it isn’t simply the highest offer. I would hope the new owners have “real” money behind them and more importantly, are true Bradford fans.
My concern with Mr Lamb is that he lives in London. Does anyone know if he has any ties with Bradford or at least West Yorkshire and Rugby League? Will he come north every weekend or is he buying it to put a manager in? These are my concerns with someone buying our club who lives in London.
We need to get it sold and ratified quickly though so that Franny can make the signings he has lined up. His explanation yesterday about ratification means only loans can be arranged and no permanent deals including visas can be started. Why did he mention visas if we haven’t got one ready to process?
I hope it isn’t simply the highest offer. I would hope the new owners have “real” money behind them and more importantly, are true Bradford fans. My concern with Mr Lamb is that he lives in London. Does anyone know if he has any ties with Bradford or at least West Yorkshire and Rugby League? Will he come north every weekend or is he buying it to put a manager in? These are my concerns with someone buying our club who lives in London. We need to get it sold and ratified quickly though so that Franny can make the signings he has lined up. His explanation yesterday about ratification means only loans can be arranged and no permanent deals including visas can be started. Why did he mention visas if we haven’t got one ready to process? bully4us
  • Score: 6

12:30pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around.

The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet

Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!!
Get the violins out, BradfordBronco is The Bulls are the victim shocker. Nothing to do with spending money the club didn't have so they had to sell the ground lease but then spending that money, giving season tickets away and then asking for pledges then trying to take control of the club by Khan waiving half sky monies to then cry foul when he got his hands on the club.
No this is all the RFL's fault and nothing to do with previous owners.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around. The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!![/p][/quote]Get the violins out, BradfordBronco is The Bulls are the victim shocker. Nothing to do with spending money the club didn't have so they had to sell the ground lease but then spending that money, giving season tickets away and then asking for pledges then trying to take control of the club by Khan waiving half sky monies to then cry foul when he got his hands on the club. No this is all the RFL's fault and nothing to do with previous owners. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -12

12:43pm Thu 20 Feb 14

BradfordSportsFan says...

bully4us wrote:
I hope it isn’t simply the highest offer. I would hope the new owners have “real” money behind them and more importantly, are true Bradford fans. My concern with Mr Lamb is that he lives in London. Does anyone know if he has any ties with Bradford or at least West Yorkshire and Rugby League? Will he come north every weekend or is he buying it to put a manager in? These are my concerns with someone buying our club who lives in London. We need to get it sold and ratified quickly though so that Franny can make the signings he has lined up. His explanation yesterday about ratification means only loans can be arranged and no permanent deals including visas can be started. Why did he mention visas if we haven’t got one ready to process?
Also hope it isn't simply based on the highest offer as I haven't seen anything to suggest Mr Lamb has much money to put in...
Probably isn't feasible but I wouldn't mind seeing Mr Lamb AND Calvert et al take on the club. That way they have the added expertise and we have 3 Bulls fans desperate to return the club to steady footing still on the Board.
[quote][p][bold]bully4us[/bold] wrote: I hope it isn’t simply the highest offer. I would hope the new owners have “real” money behind them and more importantly, are true Bradford fans. My concern with Mr Lamb is that he lives in London. Does anyone know if he has any ties with Bradford or at least West Yorkshire and Rugby League? Will he come north every weekend or is he buying it to put a manager in? These are my concerns with someone buying our club who lives in London. We need to get it sold and ratified quickly though so that Franny can make the signings he has lined up. His explanation yesterday about ratification means only loans can be arranged and no permanent deals including visas can be started. Why did he mention visas if we haven’t got one ready to process?[/p][/quote]Also hope it isn't simply based on the highest offer as I haven't seen anything to suggest Mr Lamb has much money to put in... Probably isn't feasible but I wouldn't mind seeing Mr Lamb AND Calvert et al take on the club. That way they have the added expertise and we have 3 Bulls fans desperate to return the club to steady footing still on the Board. BradfordSportsFan
  • Score: 7

1:41pm Thu 20 Feb 14

taurusthebull says...

OH for a Peter Deakin running the RFL !!
OH for a Peter Deakin running the RFL !! taurusthebull
  • Score: 5

2:13pm Thu 20 Feb 14

portugalbull says...

The RFL should encouraging all parties to get together so we can have a strong Bulls in the competition with a viable business plan to make us a top club as the supporters deserve. But don't count on it.
All we can ask is they treat all RL clubs the same with a level playing field, hereby giving all a chance. Wood from Halifax won't allow the Bulls in that equation.
As new owners does that mean the agreement the RFL had with OK on the Sky monies is null and void so that they can use them to pay off creditors or are the RFL still going to insist on an agreement with a third party is still binding. Where would this stand in law?
The RFL should encouraging all parties to get together so we can have a strong Bulls in the competition with a viable business plan to make us a top club as the supporters deserve. But don't count on it. All we can ask is they treat all RL clubs the same with a level playing field, hereby giving all a chance. Wood from Halifax won't allow the Bulls in that equation. As new owners does that mean the agreement the RFL had with OK on the Sky monies is null and void so that they can use them to pay off creditors or are the RFL still going to insist on an agreement with a third party is still binding. Where would this stand in law? portugalbull
  • Score: 3

3:29pm Thu 20 Feb 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Anybody done a company check on Lucid Events.It will all come out in the wash.
Anybody done a company check on Lucid Events.It will all come out in the wash. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 0

3:46pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Odsal53 says...

Re the Sky monies due to the Bulls being halved. It appears that we agreed to it or Omah did. To an extent I could live with that if it had been given to The Championship or Championship 1 or even invested in the amature game somehow. But what has happened is the rest of Super League have been given one thirteenth of the money due to Bradford giving them an even greater financial advantage over Bradford. I may be paranoid but I have the feeling that the RL would be happy to see us go down. The question is will they allow London to go down. It appears we must have a presence in London no matter the cost. So all the clubs who seem to be offering Bradford for relegation beware one of you may be sacrficed to save London. And don't think it could not happen, you could go to maintain the presence in London.
Re the Sky monies due to the Bulls being halved. It appears that we agreed to it or Omah did. To an extent I could live with that if it had been given to The Championship or Championship 1 or even invested in the amature game somehow. But what has happened is the rest of Super League have been given one thirteenth of the money due to Bradford giving them an even greater financial advantage over Bradford. I may be paranoid but I have the feeling that the RL would be happy to see us go down. The question is will they allow London to go down. It appears we must have a presence in London no matter the cost. So all the clubs who seem to be offering Bradford for relegation beware one of you may be sacrficed to save London. And don't think it could not happen, you could go to maintain the presence in London. Odsal53
  • Score: 3

4:12pm Thu 20 Feb 14

raisemeup says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around.

The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet

Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!!
Get the violins out, BradfordBronco is The Bulls are the victim shocker. Nothing to do with spending money the club didn't have so they had to sell the ground lease but then spending that money, giving season tickets away and then asking for pledges then trying to take control of the club by Khan waiving half sky monies to then cry foul when he got his hands on the club.
No this is all the RFL's fault and nothing to do with previous owners.
So TVOR just what makes you the moral compass for castigation of Bulls fans?
Do you in your small minded bigotry think that you have the sole right to cast your brand morality over the Bulls supporters, who were sickened to the stomach over the administration of their club. The hopes and dreams they share with all the right minded sports fans of the city, also took a battering.
We certainly didn't plan to let anyone down financially, in fact they were part of our community and their loss is a blow to us as well.
So you prattling on to those who know the story and have been affected by it's various outcomes, is an insult to us all.
We are not victims, we are the collateral damage to a situation that has been made far worse by selfish acts from a number of other clubs, and by definition the RFL, who instead of saying what can we do to help you become viable in the future, said the exact opposite, if not in words, but in deeds. ie How can we speed your progression into the lower leagues, and solve one part of our problem.
Which by reducing the present SL clubs to 12 in 2014. At least that's what it feels like to many Bulls fans.
TVOR we do not need you, to lecture us in moral fibre!

Incidentaly you give away your personality by stating you are the" VOICE OF REASON," no one has the right to assume they are something that only other people should be able to judge, usually by respect for that person.
Do you actually sign your letters: Mr " The Voice of Reason?"
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around. The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!![/p][/quote]Get the violins out, BradfordBronco is The Bulls are the victim shocker. Nothing to do with spending money the club didn't have so they had to sell the ground lease but then spending that money, giving season tickets away and then asking for pledges then trying to take control of the club by Khan waiving half sky monies to then cry foul when he got his hands on the club. No this is all the RFL's fault and nothing to do with previous owners.[/p][/quote]So TVOR just what makes you the moral compass for castigation of Bulls fans? Do you in your small minded bigotry think that you have the sole right to cast your brand morality over the Bulls supporters, who were sickened to the stomach over the administration of their club. The hopes and dreams they share with all the right minded sports fans of the city, also took a battering. We certainly didn't plan to let anyone down financially, in fact they were part of our community and their loss is a blow to us as well. So you prattling on to those who know the story and have been affected by it's various outcomes, is an insult to us all. We are not victims, we are the collateral damage to a situation that has been made far worse by selfish acts from a number of other clubs, and by definition the RFL, who instead of saying what can we do to help you become viable in the future, said the exact opposite, if not in words, but in deeds. ie How can we speed your progression into the lower leagues, and solve one part of our problem. Which by reducing the present SL clubs to 12 in 2014. At least that's what it feels like to many Bulls fans. TVOR we do not need you, to lecture us in moral fibre! Incidentaly you give away your personality by stating you are the" VOICE OF REASON," no one has the right to assume they are something that only other people should be able to judge, usually by respect for that person. Do you actually sign your letters: Mr " The Voice of Reason?" raisemeup
  • Score: 5

4:24pm Thu 20 Feb 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

T.V.O.R.
Please let us no know what the outcome is going to be.You may as well tell us now.Why should we wait until next week when you already know? Incidentally Raisemeup he is anything but the Voice Of Reason.
T.V.O.R. Please let us no know what the outcome is going to be.You may as well tell us now.Why should we wait until next week when you already know? Incidentally Raisemeup he is anything but the Voice Of Reason. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 6

5:42pm Thu 20 Feb 14

billybobbull says...

t seems that, there will e some sensible decisions, made a by sensible Administrator has been happy t have a board of directors 'run the club' for the last few weeks. He illegally obliged pick the 'best' deal that includes value rather than just the biggest offer. The value is the ability make it work long term. It needs passion for rugby and BIG business nouse.
Let's wait patiently until Monday, I have good feelings that a good compromise may come about by the and of next week. A sensible purchaser would want Robbie on board, BUT he is part of the existing administration. (A wise move).
Let's just wait optimistically.
t seems that, there will e some sensible decisions, made a by sensible Administrator has been happy t have a board of directors 'run the club' for the last few weeks. He illegally obliged pick the 'best' deal that includes value rather than just the biggest offer. The value is the ability make it work long term. It needs passion for rugby and BIG business nouse. Let's wait patiently until Monday, I have good feelings that a good compromise may come about by the and of next week. A sensible purchaser would want Robbie on board, BUT he is part of the existing administration. (A wise move). Let's just wait optimistically. billybobbull
  • Score: 3

5:57pm Thu 20 Feb 14

AUGUST1964 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote: what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around. The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!!
Get the violins out, BradfordBronco is The Bulls are the victim shocker. Nothing to do with spending money the club didn't have so they had to sell the ground lease but then spending that money, giving season tickets away and then asking for pledges then trying to take control of the club by Khan waiving half sky monies to then cry foul when he got his hands on the club. No this is all the RFL's fault and nothing to do with previous owners.
Are you going to Wakefield tonight? could be a good game can't do to be 4 points adrift plus possible points deduction,come on TVOR get yourself over to Belle Vue and get behind the lads.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: what a difference to when Guilfoyle was the administrator. Every time an interested party stepped forward the RFL kept putting restrictions on them so they weren't sure what they were buying till they'd bought it. This led to only one bid being left on the table and they were penalised so much they never really stood a chance of turning the club around. The 6 points cost us a play off play off place and £1000's in lost revenue. The withdrawal of TV money imposed by the RFL effectively killed off any a chance the club had of getting back on its feet Lets hope this time when someone is investing money into our club and the game in general the RFL can at least let them compete on equal terms with all the other clubs. Who knows without the governing body beating them with a stick we might a financially viable club. What a difference to the RFU who want they're clubs to succeed so much they even helped Bath pay for Burgess. Amazing a governing body trying to build interest in their game!![/p][/quote]Get the violins out, BradfordBronco is The Bulls are the victim shocker. Nothing to do with spending money the club didn't have so they had to sell the ground lease but then spending that money, giving season tickets away and then asking for pledges then trying to take control of the club by Khan waiving half sky monies to then cry foul when he got his hands on the club. No this is all the RFL's fault and nothing to do with previous owners.[/p][/quote]Are you going to Wakefield tonight? could be a good game can't do to be 4 points adrift plus possible points deduction,come on TVOR get yourself over to Belle Vue and get behind the lads. AUGUST1964
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6:03pm Thu 20 Feb 14

AUGUST1964 says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
T.V.O.R. Please let us no know what the outcome is going to be.You may as well tell us now.Why should we wait until next week when you already know? Incidentally Raisemeup he is anything but the Voice Of Reason.
THE VOICE can tell us tonights score now,after all doesn't know everything happening at the Bulls even before the BOD!!
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: T.V.O.R. Please let us no know what the outcome is going to be.You may as well tell us now.Why should we wait until next week when you already know? Incidentally Raisemeup he is anything but the Voice Of Reason.[/p][/quote]THE VOICE can tell us tonights score now,after all doesn't know everything happening at the Bulls even before the BOD!! AUGUST1964
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10:01pm Thu 20 Feb 14

oddshapedballs says...

And thats why Gale was given a new contract!
And thats why Gale was given a new contract! oddshapedballs
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11:35pm Thu 20 Feb 14

bradfordbronco says...

Thank you "raise" Was going to say almost exactly what you wrote. Can't believe people have forgotten the actual facts from 2 years ago already.

TVOR. No, I don't solely blame the RFL for the mistakes of the various owners in the past. I was making the point that the RFL seem to be punishing the wrong people, and making it difficult for new people to turn things around. When as a governing body for the sport of Rugby league i would have thought it was their duty to Help NOT Punish. You're are right, mistakes have been made in the past, but not by the supporters and yet they are the stakeholders in the sport they are the very people the RFL should be trying to nurture NOT expel from the game.

Some people have an agenda to see the Bull fail. They might be disgruntled City fans, or Leeds fans. They might be a fat bloke who used to be in charge of Halifax when Chris Caisley was trying to kick them out of SL. They might people who just don't like cars parking near their houses on match days. They might be people who dont like to see other people enjoying themselves. I don't what reasons they have for hating the Bulls. They shouldn't however be the governing body of the sport, they should be the ones trying to help.
Thank you "raise" Was going to say almost exactly what you wrote. Can't believe people have forgotten the actual facts from 2 years ago already. TVOR. No, I don't solely blame the RFL for the mistakes of the various owners in the past. I was making the point that the RFL seem to be punishing the wrong people, and making it difficult for new people to turn things around. When as a governing body for the sport of Rugby league i would have thought it was their duty to Help NOT Punish. You're are right, mistakes have been made in the past, but not by the supporters and yet they are the stakeholders in the sport they are the very people the RFL should be trying to nurture NOT expel from the game. Some people have an agenda to see the Bull fail. They might be disgruntled City fans, or Leeds fans. They might be a fat bloke who used to be in charge of Halifax when Chris Caisley was trying to kick them out of SL. They might people who just don't like cars parking near their houses on match days. They might be people who dont like to see other people enjoying themselves. I don't what reasons they have for hating the Bulls. They shouldn't however be the governing body of the sport, they should be the ones trying to help. bradfordbronco
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11:38pm Thu 20 Feb 14

bradfordbronco says...

What the RFL could do is deduct the Bulls 28 points, then give all the other clubs an extra 2 points each!!!
What the RFL could do is deduct the Bulls 28 points, then give all the other clubs an extra 2 points each!!! bradfordbronco
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11:59pm Thu 20 Feb 14

bradfordbronco says...

"FedupwiththeBS"What is your agenda? Is life so bad. You seem to find fault with everything the Bulls do. Why are you taking time out to praise the RFL and their made up rules? Nobody can be that sad!!!
"FedupwiththeBS"What is your agenda? Is life so bad. You seem to find fault with everything the Bulls do. Why are you taking time out to praise the RFL and their made up rules? Nobody can be that sad!!! bradfordbronco
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5:22am Fri 21 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

Shipley Paul wrote:
The other thing is that with so many parties vying to buy, they must see something good about the Bulls. Let's hope the future confirms we are still a top club and can grow again.
Yes, the land !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Shipley Paul[/bold] wrote: The other thing is that with so many parties vying to buy, they must see something good about the Bulls. Let's hope the future confirms we are still a top club and can grow again.[/p][/quote]Yes, the land !!!! Mike Strutter
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