Bradford Bulls in limbo after current board withdraw offer to buy club following points deduction

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Moore is scathing of the RFL in a club statement Mark Moore is scathing of the RFL in a club statement

Bulls chairman Mark Moore has announced that Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, the holding company which had a bid to purchase the club accepted last week, has today withdrawn its offer.

On Thursday, Leeds-based administrator David Wilson accepted an offer from Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, which took initial control of the club after its former holding company, OK Bulls Ltd, entered administration last month, as the strongest.

However, commenting on behalf of the board of directors, Mr Moore has spoken of how he and his colleagues were left with little choice but to withdraw their proposal due to impending sanctions from the sport's governing body.

In a statement, the Bulls chairman said: “It is with great sadness and frustration that we have been led to this point.

"I believe that we have been forced into making this decision, due to the Rugby Football League's proposed sanction of a six-point deduction, making relegation almost a certainty.

"In addition, the governing body wished to place the club's licence into special measures, which, as successful businessmen, will likely taint our personal dealings while embarrassing us all professionally.

"I am also extremely surprised by the current position of the RFL, given the fact that they have guided us and advised us on the majority of decisions made over the past five to six months. We were more than grateful of their assistance, as they have been integral in getting us to this stage.

"More frustratingly, this process has been amplified by the fact that administration could have been avoided.

"On February 12, a meeting was held at Red Hall. We had not been given an agenda and the tough sanctions, imposed upon the club, were sprung upon us.

"It needs to be pointed out also that this is the first relegation season for a number of years and the club has been functioning on only half of the central distribution funding for two years.

"It is equally important to point out that every other club in Super League is currently sharing the other half of the distribution money.

"Our desire was just to compete on a level playing field with the rest of the Super League.

"But with the sanctions imposed and the points above, I hope our supporters can agree that this is definitely not a level playing field and could be argued as anticompetitive.

"As a team we have worked tirelessly to turn the Bulls around.

"Each member of the board has taken responsibility for a different sector of the business, where we have reorganised the structure to help it become more sustainable while working towards profitability.

"Over the the last three months we have made cost savings of nearly £1,000,000 and, two games in, we believe we have proven our ability to stage Super League matches professionally.

"We have, time and time again been complemented for the measures we have put in place by RFL representatives, so have taken this complete lack of support with surprise and shock.

"We have also been very public and stated time and time again that we would be working with all genuine creditors as many of them are Bulls supporters, so this shows it was never the intention of the board to capitalise via administration.

"The dramas being played out over the past few months with the Bradford Bulls have been extremely tough on ourselves and our families.

"We have tried our very best to do what is right for both the club and the sport.

"We have been open and honest with the players and kept every promise made to them.

"The points deduction will hurt them most and we are very worried about their welfare, as they will view this mountain placed in front of them as something too tough to climb. As warriors we believe they will try their very best.

"The restrictions and penalties, placed on the club, leaves it all but impossible to grow the business in this relegation season.

"As such we were left with no other option than to withdraw the offer to the administrator.

"I would like to thank all of the supporters, staff and players for the hard work they put in alongside us and please understand after all of the trials and tribulations experienced how gut wrenching it is to fall at this final hurdle.

"I would also like to thank sponsors and partners for whom we have made strong friendships with and also the administrator, David Wilson, for his professionalism during this entire process.

"We wish everyone all of the very best of luck for the future."

The club will be making no further comment at this time.

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4:28pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bantamuk says...

What mess these guys are ridiculous every time they don't get there own way they walk away .if the RFL give in when will they walk again .
How can they play games with people careers and life's
What mess these guys are ridiculous every time they don't get there own way they walk away .if the RFL give in when will they walk again . How can they play games with people careers and life's bantamuk
  • Score: -6

4:28pm Tue 25 Feb 14

MeccaBingo1 says...

TOLD YOU ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!


RFL HAVE OTHER PLANS


GLAD THE CLOWNS HAVE GONE
TOLD YOU ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! RFL HAVE OTHER PLANS GLAD THE CLOWNS HAVE GONE MeccaBingo1
  • Score: -11

4:29pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The silence from Khan and Sutcliffe since October has been deafening.
The silence from Khan and Sutcliffe since October has been deafening. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 19

4:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

knox615 says...

I thought the 6 points deduction was a given, in view of the circumstances.
I thought the 6 points deduction was a given, in view of the circumstances. knox615
  • Score: 5

4:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

MeccaBingo1 says...

TOLD YOU ALL!!!

RFL HAD NO CHOICE

SAD DAY ONCE AGAIN

GLAD TO SEE THE BACK OF ANOTHER SET OF CLOWNS
TOLD YOU ALL!!! RFL HAD NO CHOICE SAD DAY ONCE AGAIN GLAD TO SEE THE BACK OF ANOTHER SET OF CLOWNS MeccaBingo1
  • Score: -13

4:34pm Tue 25 Feb 14

CHLOE220696 says...

The club is finished whel done RFL you have a big hole in the ground would you buy it
The club is finished whel done RFL you have a big hole in the ground would you buy it CHLOE220696
  • Score: 0

4:39pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Farsley Bantam says...

knox615 wrote:
I thought the 6 points deduction was a given, in view of the circumstances.
Exactly. Yesterday most of the talk was of a 4 point deduction. I don't see how relegation is now 'almost a certainty' because of an additional 2 points (2 points which have already been eaten up by the victory last week) Surely Moore and Co have not just thrown the towel in over 2 points? As usual I think there is more to it and the truth will come out in time.
[quote][p][bold]knox615[/bold] wrote: I thought the 6 points deduction was a given, in view of the circumstances.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Yesterday most of the talk was of a 4 point deduction. I don't see how relegation is now 'almost a certainty' because of an additional 2 points (2 points which have already been eaten up by the victory last week) Surely Moore and Co have not just thrown the towel in over 2 points? As usual I think there is more to it and the truth will come out in time. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 5

4:40pm Tue 25 Feb 14

gordon ramsay says...

We were always getting this deduction.

It was foolish and naive to contemplate otherwise. A governing body cannot allow clubs to enter administration Scott free. There is a bigger picture to consider. You can't just endlessly alter to trading company name.

This is a circus with many more sad twists and turns.

And people honestly wonder why the likes of Carvell and Sammut wanted out. As has been said before others would be long gone too. The reason why most are still here is because
1 nobody wants them
2 other clubs have already reached their cap

Another sad sad day
We were always getting this deduction. It was foolish and naive to contemplate otherwise. A governing body cannot allow clubs to enter administration Scott free. There is a bigger picture to consider. You can't just endlessly alter to trading company name. This is a circus with many more sad twists and turns. And people honestly wonder why the likes of Carvell and Sammut wanted out. As has been said before others would be long gone too. The reason why most are still here is because 1 nobody wants them 2 other clubs have already reached their cap Another sad sad day gordon ramsay
  • Score: 4

4:40pm Tue 25 Feb 14

nochanceagain says...

Chris Caisley is back under his authors name of Mecca.
This news story should keep the sport page here updated lots all week.
I feel for the players all other clubs up to the salary cap BUlls are wound up what do they do! Worrying times for them.
Chris Caisley is back under his authors name of Mecca. This news story should keep the sport page here updated lots all week. I feel for the players all other clubs up to the salary cap BUlls are wound up what do they do! Worrying times for them. nochanceagain
  • Score: 2

4:44pm Tue 25 Feb 14

CHLOE220696 says...

To all the players I feel sorry for them and staff but if I was you try to get another club if there money left in anybody's budget between the RFL and people with no money how can the team perform the RFL will be out of pocket big time unless jack tordoff or sir ken come in the club is doomed and I have followed this club everywhere but it can't going from one problem to the next
To all the players I feel sorry for them and staff but if I was you try to get another club if there money left in anybody's budget between the RFL and people with no money how can the team perform the RFL will be out of pocket big time unless jack tordoff or sir ken come in the club is doomed and I have followed this club everywhere but it can't going from one problem to the next CHLOE220696
  • Score: -8

4:46pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

Why are they a set of clowns ? They have worked their **** off for your club.
Blame the RFL, nowt like kicking you the fans whilst your club is on it's knees.
RFL will be getting a quote to fill the hole now and get in cahoots with the council and Persimmon to sell the land.

Don't blame, Moore , Calvert & Watt though.
Why are they a set of clowns ? They have worked their **** off for your club. Blame the RFL, nowt like kicking you the fans whilst your club is on it's knees. RFL will be getting a quote to fill the hole now and get in cahoots with the council and Persimmon to sell the land. Don't blame, Moore , Calvert & Watt though. Mike Strutter
  • Score: 4

4:48pm Tue 25 Feb 14

rogerthat! says...

Khan, Suitcliffe, Whitcut. Where are they???. Big Mouths , had a lot to say .

Seems Moore got a habit of taking the Ball home when he does not get his own way???.
The Circus that has been for the last 2 years has brought shame to our Club.
The Fools who supported these Clowns and attacked anyone who pointed out. the failings, hang your head in shame. What say you Robbie?
Khan, Suitcliffe, Whitcut. Where are they???. Big Mouths , had a lot to say . Seems Moore got a habit of taking the Ball home when he does not get his own way???. The Circus that has been for the last 2 years has brought shame to our Club. The Fools who supported these Clowns and attacked anyone who pointed out. the failings, hang your head in shame. What say you Robbie? rogerthat!
  • Score: -5

4:50pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Solomon Grundy says...

Devastating. Shame on the RFL. The board have done right.
Devastating. Shame on the RFL. The board have done right. Solomon Grundy
  • Score: 1

4:52pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ray Mac says...

RFL have certainly got work to do now, don't blame the board for withdrawning their offer, the game is in a mess
RFL have certainly got work to do now, don't blame the board for withdrawning their offer, the game is in a mess Ray Mac
  • Score: 9

4:52pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

rogerthat! wrote:
Khan, Suitcliffe, Whitcut. Where are they???. Big Mouths , had a lot to say .

Seems Moore got a habit of taking the Ball home when he does not get his own way???.
The Circus that has been for the last 2 years has brought shame to our Club.
The Fools who supported these Clowns and attacked anyone who pointed out. the failings, hang your head in shame. What say you Robbie?
Would you buy a club destined for the Championship ?

No doubt it so why should Moore and the others
[quote][p][bold]rogerthat![/bold] wrote: Khan, Suitcliffe, Whitcut. Where are they???. Big Mouths , had a lot to say . Seems Moore got a habit of taking the Ball home when he does not get his own way???. The Circus that has been for the last 2 years has brought shame to our Club. The Fools who supported these Clowns and attacked anyone who pointed out. the failings, hang your head in shame. What say you Robbie?[/p][/quote]Would you buy a club destined for the Championship ? No doubt it so why should Moore and the others Mike Strutter
  • Score: 10

4:54pm Tue 25 Feb 14

audal says...

OH DEAR !! All this fuss from a club that helped keep little KEIGHLEY out of super league. CAISLEY said that there is a little club down the road calling by the name of COUGARS, so having missed the boat the SILLY! bulls appeared. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND .sorry to genuine rugby fans.
OH DEAR !! All this fuss from a club that helped keep little KEIGHLEY out of super league. CAISLEY said that there is a little club down the road calling by the name of COUGARS, so having missed the boat the SILLY! bulls appeared. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND .sorry to genuine rugby fans. audal
  • Score: 3

4:59pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bully4us says...

It feels like we are now within days of seeing the end of the Bulls.
Lets close it now and start again lower down away from the money pit of Odsal. Leave that to the RFL to maintain.
6 points is survivable but special measures means no signings. That is a killer. Stop now and rebuild.
It feels like we are now within days of seeing the end of the Bulls. Lets close it now and start again lower down away from the money pit of Odsal. Leave that to the RFL to maintain. 6 points is survivable but special measures means no signings. That is a killer. Stop now and rebuild. bully4us
  • Score: 17

5:01pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ackersthebull says...

They have not just decided to dock 6 points, this could have and should have been made clear in the last few weeks whilst offers were being discussed and administration was the advised course of action. The points deduction is not the end of the world but no owners is. Can't wait to see how other clubs will be treated in similar circumstances, because I'm certain others will follow. Best players going to Australia or Union and the authorities will only have themselves to blame as the game dies on its feet or becomes as elitist as the football premier league.
Pathetic state of affairs for people who want to support their team.
They have not just decided to dock 6 points, this could have and should have been made clear in the last few weeks whilst offers were being discussed and administration was the advised course of action. The points deduction is not the end of the world but no owners is. Can't wait to see how other clubs will be treated in similar circumstances, because I'm certain others will follow. Best players going to Australia or Union and the authorities will only have themselves to blame as the game dies on its feet or becomes as elitist as the football premier league. Pathetic state of affairs for people who want to support their team. Ackersthebull
  • Score: 14

5:09pm Tue 25 Feb 14

hunsworthbull says...

Been going to Odsal since 1965 with my brother, friends and late father what a sad time. Killed by RFL rip BULLS
Been going to Odsal since 1965 with my brother, friends and late father what a sad time. Killed by RFL rip BULLS hunsworthbull
  • Score: 2

5:14pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

"On February 12, a meeting was held at Red Hall. We had not been given an agenda and the tough sanctions, imposed upon the club, were sprung upon us.

So they knew before they put the bid in.

Seems like they have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get this reversed.

The RFL are a disgrace
"On February 12, a meeting was held at Red Hall. We had not been given an agenda and the tough sanctions, imposed upon the club, were sprung upon us. So they knew before they put the bid in. Seems like they have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get this reversed. The RFL are a disgrace Mike Strutter
  • Score: -1

5:16pm Tue 25 Feb 14

smithm10 says...

It is not the 6 points deduction it is the special measures also put in place a double whammy on top of only half TV monies. This means unable to sign players only a small squad already & already have a player out for 8 to 12 weeks. This stinks RFL should be ashamed of themselves. The board should fight them through the courts xx
It is not the 6 points deduction it is the special measures also put in place a double whammy on top of only half TV monies. This means unable to sign players only a small squad already & already have a player out for 8 to 12 weeks. This stinks RFL should be ashamed of themselves. The board should fight them through the courts xx smithm10
  • Score: -4

5:24pm Tue 25 Feb 14

arobertsyr61 says...

Nigel Wood and the rest of the governing body are mad with power and until some order is brought back in they will keep doing things like this. Those of you out there blaming Moore and co are either blind or stupid this is all about playing the RFL tune and if not you are out
Nigel Wood and the rest of the governing body are mad with power and until some order is brought back in they will keep doing things like this. Those of you out there blaming Moore and co are either blind or stupid this is all about playing the RFL tune and if not you are out arobertsyr61
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Tue 25 Feb 14

vikksy says...

Shame on the RFL, a bunch of tossers that are wanting London Broncos in by getting rid of us. Relegation for Wakefield and London, but no, lets play this way and we can keep them in
Shame on the RFL, a bunch of tossers that are wanting London Broncos in by getting rid of us. Relegation for Wakefield and London, but no, lets play this way and we can keep them in vikksy
  • Score: 1

5:27pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bullybullman says...

Its now clear we have embarrassed super league & the RFL enough ! sad sad sad day but not a surprise lets be honest. This whole mess began with Caisley & Noble trying to get one over on Leeds by signing Harris. The rot just spread we have limped on for several years now slowly getting worse.

The Bulls have provided us with moments of shear joy & pleasure & I for one will never forget seeing us lifting the world club trophy , Super league & challenge cup. We had the glory we saw the glory & tasted the highs now we are all tasting the lows.

The RFL is a joke it is losing so much ground only 6 clubs have money only another two can stay afloat with backing the whole sport is in trouble.

There are some great people at our club & some fantastic supporters & I hope when Fat Nigel opens his next packed of chocolate homewheat he chokes.

Omar & Sutcliffe tried to save the club for there own ends we need a backer who loves the club for its heritage & its wellbeing but sadly there isnt one. Ken does not give a sh@t about Bradford never mind the Bulls Tordoff has pumped millions in over the years & more than likely doesn’t want his company name associated with failure.

Massive respect goes out to all those who love the club & have fought for its survival but this is now coming to a conclusion one in which we may survive but not as we know it.

I for one can not support any other Super league club & like me I suppose many others will feel the same so well done RFL you have just got rid of the 4th best supported clubs in Super league how`s that for an expansion plan.

There should now be an enquiry into the handling of this & the RFL, Khan & Sutcliffe should be brought to task. This will do nothing for sport in general.

The RFL are a disgrace & no other super league or Rugby supporter should gloat over this because the damage it will cause is massive.

R.I.P Bradford Bulls.
Its now clear we have embarrassed super league & the RFL enough ! sad sad sad day but not a surprise lets be honest. This whole mess began with Caisley & Noble trying to get one over on Leeds by signing Harris. The rot just spread we have limped on for several years now slowly getting worse. The Bulls have provided us with moments of shear joy & pleasure & I for one will never forget seeing us lifting the world club trophy , Super league & challenge cup. We had the glory we saw the glory & tasted the highs now we are all tasting the lows. The RFL is a joke it is losing so much ground only 6 clubs have money only another two can stay afloat with backing the whole sport is in trouble. There are some great people at our club & some fantastic supporters & I hope when Fat Nigel opens his next packed of chocolate homewheat he chokes. Omar & Sutcliffe tried to save the club for there own ends we need a backer who loves the club for its heritage & its wellbeing but sadly there isnt one. Ken does not give a sh@t about Bradford never mind the Bulls Tordoff has pumped millions in over the years & more than likely doesn’t want his company name associated with failure. Massive respect goes out to all those who love the club & have fought for its survival but this is now coming to a conclusion one in which we may survive but not as we know it. I for one can not support any other Super league club & like me I suppose many others will feel the same so well done RFL you have just got rid of the 4th best supported clubs in Super league how`s that for an expansion plan. There should now be an enquiry into the handling of this & the RFL, Khan & Sutcliffe should be brought to task. This will do nothing for sport in general. The RFL are a disgrace & no other super league or Rugby supporter should gloat over this because the damage it will cause is massive. R.I.P Bradford Bulls. bullybullman
  • Score: 21

5:29pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Parz says...

I give up.
I give up. Parz
  • Score: 7

5:29pm Tue 25 Feb 14

angry bradfordian says...

I can't see why it means certain relegation and wonder if it's just an excuse to back out of a deal.

They're only 4 points behind a poor Broncos and Wildcats and have a much better points difference and have another 24 games to make up the difference.
I can't see why it means certain relegation and wonder if it's just an excuse to back out of a deal. They're only 4 points behind a poor Broncos and Wildcats and have a much better points difference and have another 24 games to make up the difference. angry bradfordian
  • Score: 9

5:34pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bullybullman says...

Angry - You can not have a one tied behind your back ! to invest & develope mean security is required & without a six point deduction we would have struggled.
Angry - You can not have a one tied behind your back ! to invest & develope mean security is required & without a six point deduction we would have struggled. bullybullman
  • Score: -1

5:37pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ackersthebull says...

bullybullman wrote:
Its now clear we have embarrassed super league & the RFL enough ! sad sad sad day but not a surprise lets be honest. This whole mess began with Caisley & Noble trying to get one over on Leeds by signing Harris. The rot just spread we have limped on for several years now slowly getting worse.

The Bulls have provided us with moments of shear joy & pleasure & I for one will never forget seeing us lifting the world club trophy , Super league & challenge cup. We had the glory we saw the glory & tasted the highs now we are all tasting the lows.

The RFL is a joke it is losing so much ground only 6 clubs have money only another two can stay afloat with backing the whole sport is in trouble.

There are some great people at our club & some fantastic supporters & I hope when Fat Nigel opens his next packed of chocolate homewheat he chokes.

Omar & Sutcliffe tried to save the club for there own ends we need a backer who loves the club for its heritage & its wellbeing but sadly there isnt one. Ken does not give a sh@t about Bradford never mind the Bulls Tordoff has pumped millions in over the years & more than likely doesn’t want his company name associated with failure.

Massive respect goes out to all those who love the club & have fought for its survival but this is now coming to a conclusion one in which we may survive but not as we know it.

I for one can not support any other Super league club & like me I suppose many others will feel the same so well done RFL you have just got rid of the 4th best supported clubs in Super league how`s that for an expansion plan.

There should now be an enquiry into the handling of this & the RFL, Khan & Sutcliffe should be brought to task. This will do nothing for sport in general.

The RFL are a disgrace & no other super league or Rugby supporter should gloat over this because the damage it will cause is massive.

R.I.P Bradford Bulls.
Agree. Me my daughter and 3 mates will be lost to the game, home & away, as anyone who truly supports a club cannot switch allegiance. I will watch them if they can manage to keep going, otherwise it's bye to RL and it's the RFLP I'll blame for that no matter what anyone else thinks
[quote][p][bold]bullybullman[/bold] wrote: Its now clear we have embarrassed super league & the RFL enough ! sad sad sad day but not a surprise lets be honest. This whole mess began with Caisley & Noble trying to get one over on Leeds by signing Harris. The rot just spread we have limped on for several years now slowly getting worse. The Bulls have provided us with moments of shear joy & pleasure & I for one will never forget seeing us lifting the world club trophy , Super league & challenge cup. We had the glory we saw the glory & tasted the highs now we are all tasting the lows. The RFL is a joke it is losing so much ground only 6 clubs have money only another two can stay afloat with backing the whole sport is in trouble. There are some great people at our club & some fantastic supporters & I hope when Fat Nigel opens his next packed of chocolate homewheat he chokes. Omar & Sutcliffe tried to save the club for there own ends we need a backer who loves the club for its heritage & its wellbeing but sadly there isnt one. Ken does not give a sh@t about Bradford never mind the Bulls Tordoff has pumped millions in over the years & more than likely doesn’t want his company name associated with failure. Massive respect goes out to all those who love the club & have fought for its survival but this is now coming to a conclusion one in which we may survive but not as we know it. I for one can not support any other Super league club & like me I suppose many others will feel the same so well done RFL you have just got rid of the 4th best supported clubs in Super league how`s that for an expansion plan. There should now be an enquiry into the handling of this & the RFL, Khan & Sutcliffe should be brought to task. This will do nothing for sport in general. The RFL are a disgrace & no other super league or Rugby supporter should gloat over this because the damage it will cause is massive. R.I.P Bradford Bulls.[/p][/quote]Agree. Me my daughter and 3 mates will be lost to the game, home & away, as anyone who truly supports a club cannot switch allegiance. I will watch them if they can manage to keep going, otherwise it's bye to RL and it's the RFLP I'll blame for that no matter what anyone else thinks Ackersthebull
  • Score: 7

5:37pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bullybullman says...

audal - I live near Keighley & enjoy watching Keighley but you really need to drop this rubbish Caisley was one of a board who dicided along with Hetherington who then to Farrell , Fleary , Hey ect to Leeds.
audal - I live near Keighley & enjoy watching Keighley but you really need to drop this rubbish Caisley was one of a board who dicided along with Hetherington who then to Farrell , Fleary , Hey ect to Leeds. bullybullman
  • Score: -1

5:40pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
I can't see why it means certain relegation and wonder if it's just an excuse to back out of a deal.

They're only 4 points behind a poor Broncos and Wildcats and have a much better points difference and have another 24 games to make up the difference.
Yes but a realist would be struggling to work out where the points are coming from.
They would be lucky to beat any of the top 8 teams home or away so that's 16 games where at best they might get 6 points out of the 32 on offer.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: I can't see why it means certain relegation and wonder if it's just an excuse to back out of a deal. They're only 4 points behind a poor Broncos and Wildcats and have a much better points difference and have another 24 games to make up the difference.[/p][/quote]Yes but a realist would be struggling to work out where the points are coming from. They would be lucky to beat any of the top 8 teams home or away so that's 16 games where at best they might get 6 points out of the 32 on offer. Mike Strutter
  • Score: 0

5:41pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Bradford Builder says...

The squirrels running the nut factory, at the RFL and Odsal. Pity poor Bradford.
The squirrels running the nut factory, at the RFL and Odsal. Pity poor Bradford. Bradford Builder
  • Score: 5

5:42pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

Wonder if anyone from the RL has been on the phone with Persimmon yet ?

There's a lot of land at the back of the Bulls stretching down to the M606 that the council own and the road that is currently going in at the side of the Provident stand is servicing both the houses and the Coral stand.......and beyond that ?


Mmmmm
Wonder if anyone from the RL has been on the phone with Persimmon yet ? There's a lot of land at the back of the Bulls stretching down to the M606 that the council own and the road that is currently going in at the side of the Provident stand is servicing both the houses and the Coral stand.......and beyond that ? Mmmmm Mike Strutter
  • Score: 2

5:43pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ackersthebull says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
I can't see why it means certain relegation and wonder if it's just an excuse to back out of a deal.

They're only 4 points behind a poor Broncos and Wildcats and have a much better points difference and have another 24 games to make up the difference.
Last time we were docked 6 we pulled together and were on the brink of playoffs against all odds. Suddenly in the last 2 games against Hull and Catalans there were some weird refereeing decisions. I was on the same flight as the Catalan refereeing team and they seemed pretty pleased with themselves all weekend. Just following orders??
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: I can't see why it means certain relegation and wonder if it's just an excuse to back out of a deal. They're only 4 points behind a poor Broncos and Wildcats and have a much better points difference and have another 24 games to make up the difference.[/p][/quote]Last time we were docked 6 we pulled together and were on the brink of playoffs against all odds. Suddenly in the last 2 games against Hull and Catalans there were some weird refereeing decisions. I was on the same flight as the Catalan refereeing team and they seemed pretty pleased with themselves all weekend. Just following orders?? Ackersthebull
  • Score: -2

5:43pm Tue 25 Feb 14

bradfordbronco says...

WE might as well wait before making stupid comments. We need the full facts. Things will be clearer in a couple of days
WE might as well wait before making stupid comments. We need the full facts. Things will be clearer in a couple of days bradfordbronco
  • Score: 8

5:52pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ackersthebull says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
WE might as well wait before making stupid comments. We need the full facts. Things will be clearer in a couple of days
Know what you're saying but when have we ever had the full facts?
People are expressing the pain of salt being rubbed into wounds that have been open for ages
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: WE might as well wait before making stupid comments. We need the full facts. Things will be clearer in a couple of days[/p][/quote]Know what you're saying but when have we ever had the full facts? People are expressing the pain of salt being rubbed into wounds that have been open for ages Ackersthebull
  • Score: 3

5:56pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ellesbelles says...

Mike Strutter wrote:
"On February 12, a meeting was held at Red Hall. We had not been given an agenda and the tough sanctions, imposed upon the club, were sprung upon us.

So they knew before they put the bid in.

Seems like they have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get this reversed.

The RFL are a disgrace
The T & A report appears to be wrong. Mark Moore's statement (in full on the Bulls website) states that the meeting was on 24 Feb (yesterday). It also states a lot more than is reported in this article.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: "On February 12, a meeting was held at Red Hall. We had not been given an agenda and the tough sanctions, imposed upon the club, were sprung upon us. So they knew before they put the bid in. Seems like they have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get this reversed. The RFL are a disgrace[/p][/quote]The T & A report appears to be wrong. Mark Moore's statement (in full on the Bulls website) states that the meeting was on 24 Feb (yesterday). It also states a lot more than is reported in this article. ellesbelles
  • Score: 1

6:01pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Reality50 says...

I support the RFL's stance and frankly Bulls got off lightly and should have been relegated rather than had a points deduction for the repeated farces and mismanagement of the past few years.Halifax should have replaced them.Bulls are not fit for purpose and failed licensing criteria.
I support the RFL's stance and frankly Bulls got off lightly and should have been relegated rather than had a points deduction for the repeated farces and mismanagement of the past few years.Halifax should have replaced them.Bulls are not fit for purpose and failed licensing criteria. Reality50
  • Score: 4

6:05pm Tue 25 Feb 14

hx3bantam says...

RFL statement includes -: “The root cause of the current situation is the failed attempt by Mark Moore and Ryan Whitcut to use the club’s own money to purchase Bradford Bulls from Omar Khan, who had left the club in a parlous state.
“Had Mr Moore not refused to honour the agreement he signed to buy the club from Mr Khan, Bradford Bulls would not be where they are today."

Apparently he wasn't the White Knight he painted himself to be! Another Two-bob millionaire stringing the fans along? For Christ's sake will someone be honest with the main sufferers in all this mess - THE FANS!
RFL statement includes -: “The root cause of the current situation is the failed attempt by Mark Moore and Ryan Whitcut to use the club’s own money to purchase Bradford Bulls from Omar Khan, who had left the club in a parlous state. “Had Mr Moore not refused to honour the agreement he signed to buy the club from Mr Khan, Bradford Bulls would not be where they are today." Apparently he wasn't the White Knight he painted himself to be! Another Two-bob millionaire stringing the fans along? For Christ's sake will someone be honest with the main sufferers in all this mess - THE FANS! hx3bantam
  • Score: 14

6:06pm Tue 25 Feb 14

-HCK3R- says...

Seems like the RFL doesn't agree with the administrators choice of new owner ........Read the Bulls statement and also the recently released RFL statement and they seem to be two totally conflicting versions of events.....there again this is the RFL !!!!
Seems like the RFL doesn't agree with the administrators choice of new owner ........Read the Bulls statement and also the recently released RFL statement and they seem to be two totally conflicting versions of events.....there again this is the RFL !!!! -HCK3R-
  • Score: 1

6:07pm Tue 25 Feb 14

raisemeup says...

Reality50 wrote:
I support the RFL's stance and frankly Bulls got off lightly and should have been relegated rather than had a points deduction for the repeated farces and mismanagement of the past few years.Halifax should have replaced them.Bulls are not fit for purpose and failed licensing criteria.
Just as a matter of course has the rent of £65000 been paid yet to Calderdale MBC? Perhaps you can enlighten me.
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: I support the RFL's stance and frankly Bulls got off lightly and should have been relegated rather than had a points deduction for the repeated farces and mismanagement of the past few years.Halifax should have replaced them.Bulls are not fit for purpose and failed licensing criteria.[/p][/quote]Just as a matter of course has the rent of £65000 been paid yet to Calderdale MBC? Perhaps you can enlighten me. raisemeup
  • Score: 6

6:10pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Reality50 says...

This thread shows Bulls and their fans think they are bigger than the game itself. Bulls haven't been a big club for a decade and Odsal is an archaic dump. Other clubs have built and grown with new stadia while Bulls have lived in the past..Halifax play by the rules and have dominated the Championship for years and deserve a shot at SL. .Bulls have been a financial mess for several years and should be forcibly relegated.
This thread shows Bulls and their fans think they are bigger than the game itself. Bulls haven't been a big club for a decade and Odsal is an archaic dump. Other clubs have built and grown with new stadia while Bulls have lived in the past..Halifax play by the rules and have dominated the Championship for years and deserve a shot at SL. .Bulls have been a financial mess for several years and should be forcibly relegated. Reality50
  • Score: 1

6:12pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Leagueman says...

All the pointless banter is meaningless as far as the latest situation is concerned. I for one certainly don't blame Moore and co for walking away. The RFL are either intent on making an example of the Bulls or are just blatantly incompetent with no love for the British game. As Mark Moore says he has been guided and advised by the League for 18 Months to finally get to this position, also they never needed to enter administration if communication had been maintained. It smacks of the League wanting the Bulls to be taken over so they weren't liquidated just so they could cane them, ensure relegation and keep the numbers right for their little plan of 8,8 and 8. The Bulls have been penalised in every department points and money, how can any club be expected to carry on with those handicaps? In my honest opinion now even as much as I love the Bulls and have done for 50 years as a younger player (2 games for under 18s in 60s then into Pennine League) and an ardent supporter with my son and late father I feel the only way to go now is to liquidate the club and sell everything off, this way the players may find employment with other clubs on less money obviously but still in work and it would serve the League right for their treacherous behaviour by making them rethink their plan by including a Championship club. R.I.P.
All the pointless banter is meaningless as far as the latest situation is concerned. I for one certainly don't blame Moore and co for walking away. The RFL are either intent on making an example of the Bulls or are just blatantly incompetent with no love for the British game. As Mark Moore says he has been guided and advised by the League for 18 Months to finally get to this position, also they never needed to enter administration if communication had been maintained. It smacks of the League wanting the Bulls to be taken over so they weren't liquidated just so they could cane them, ensure relegation and keep the numbers right for their little plan of 8,8 and 8. The Bulls have been penalised in every department points and money, how can any club be expected to carry on with those handicaps? In my honest opinion now even as much as I love the Bulls and have done for 50 years as a younger player (2 games for under 18s in 60s then into Pennine League) and an ardent supporter with my son and late father I feel the only way to go now is to liquidate the club and sell everything off, this way the players may find employment with other clubs on less money obviously but still in work and it would serve the League right for their treacherous behaviour by making them rethink their plan by including a Championship club. R.I.P. Leagueman
  • Score: 6

6:15pm Tue 25 Feb 14

arobertsyr61 says...

Reality50 wrote:
I support the RFL's stance and frankly Bulls got off lightly and should have been relegated rather than had a points deduction for the repeated farces and mismanagement of the past few years.Halifax should have replaced them.Bulls are not fit for purpose and failed licensing criteria.
This is typical of a brain dead fan who has about as much knowledge about Rugby LeagueLeague as the pimple on my dogs backside
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: I support the RFL's stance and frankly Bulls got off lightly and should have been relegated rather than had a points deduction for the repeated farces and mismanagement of the past few years.Halifax should have replaced them.Bulls are not fit for purpose and failed licensing criteria.[/p][/quote]This is typical of a brain dead fan who has about as much knowledge about Rugby LeagueLeague as the pimple on my dogs backside arobertsyr61
  • Score: 1

6:34pm Tue 25 Feb 14

oddshapedballs says...

Mike Strutter wrote:
Why are they a set of clowns ? They have worked their **** off for your club.
Blame the RFL, nowt like kicking you the fans whilst your club is on it's knees.
RFL will be getting a quote to fill the hole now and get in cahoots with the council and Persimmon to sell the land.

Don't blame, Moore , Calvert & Watt though.
Read the rfl statement. Im afraid they (m,c &w) are to blame
[quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: Why are they a set of clowns ? They have worked their **** off for your club. Blame the RFL, nowt like kicking you the fans whilst your club is on it's knees. RFL will be getting a quote to fill the hole now and get in cahoots with the council and Persimmon to sell the land. Don't blame, Moore , Calvert & Watt though.[/p][/quote]Read the rfl statement. Im afraid they (m,c &w) are to blame oddshapedballs
  • Score: 4

6:40pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

I have, here it is.

Is this the same RFL who ratified the first "purchase"



RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer has issued the following statement in response to criticism of the governing body’s action during the most recent insolvency event at Bradford Bulls:

“It is disappointing and disingenuous for Bradford Bulls to suggest that the RFL has acted in any manner other than fairly and properly throughout a crisis which is entirely of the club’s own making.

“The root cause of the current situation is the failed attempt by Mark Moore and Ryan Whitcut to use the club’s own money to purchase Bradford Bulls from Omar Khan, who had left the club in a parlous state.

“Had Mr Moore not refused to honour the agreement he signed to buy the club from Mr Khan, Bradford Bulls would not be where they are today.

“Throughout our dealings with them, the club’s directors were unable to provide any evidence of new capital investment into Bradford Bulls and consequently, the RFL Executive had no confidence in the business plan that was presented.

“At no stage was there a firm written commitment from the directors to meet the liabilities: in particular, HMRC would have been left with an unpaid liability of almost £170,000.

“In the last six months two other clubs have had to restructure their businesses, introduce new investment from owners and release players to avoid administration. For Bradford to effectively drop off debt as a result of the administration without a points deduction would have significantly impaired the integrity of the competition.

“At a meeting with the club’s directors on February 7 they informed the RFL that they needed a further £500,000 of investment or advances of broadcast monies in order to continue to trade.

“We have seen nothing further from the directors to suggest that situation has improved. Indeed their business plan revealed yet another attempt to buy the club with its own money.

“We will continue to work with the administrator to find a solvent and viable solution for the club and will provide an update to the other First Utility Super League clubs at their scheduled meeting tomorrow.”
I have, here it is. Is this the same RFL who ratified the first "purchase" RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer has issued the following statement in response to criticism of the governing body’s action during the most recent insolvency event at Bradford Bulls: “It is disappointing and disingenuous for Bradford Bulls to suggest that the RFL has acted in any manner other than fairly and properly throughout a crisis which is entirely of the club’s own making. “The root cause of the current situation is the failed attempt by Mark Moore and Ryan Whitcut to use the club’s own money to purchase Bradford Bulls from Omar Khan, who had left the club in a parlous state. “Had Mr Moore not refused to honour the agreement he signed to buy the club from Mr Khan, Bradford Bulls would not be where they are today. “Throughout our dealings with them, the club’s directors were unable to provide any evidence of new capital investment into Bradford Bulls and consequently, the RFL Executive had no confidence in the business plan that was presented. “At no stage was there a firm written commitment from the directors to meet the liabilities: in particular, HMRC would have been left with an unpaid liability of almost £170,000. “In the last six months two other clubs have had to restructure their businesses, introduce new investment from owners and release players to avoid administration. For Bradford to effectively drop off debt as a result of the administration without a points deduction would have significantly impaired the integrity of the competition. “At a meeting with the club’s directors on February 7 they informed the RFL that they needed a further £500,000 of investment or advances of broadcast monies in order to continue to trade. “We have seen nothing further from the directors to suggest that situation has improved. Indeed their business plan revealed yet another attempt to buy the club with its own money. “We will continue to work with the administrator to find a solvent and viable solution for the club and will provide an update to the other First Utility Super League clubs at their scheduled meeting tomorrow.” Mike Strutter
  • Score: 2

6:40pm Tue 25 Feb 14

raisemeup says...

Here's a radical thought:

Let's get together with Sheffield and perhaps go for a super league club..called Sheffield BULLS... play our games on a purpose built Stadium half way between.
This will bring 1.5 million population together, and if we could get at least 2% of that population interested???? 30K in supporter terms

Maybe a better deal is to move towards getting Sheffield back into SL, and then expanding the League. Not shrinking?

Or do the RFL prefer areas of minimum populations to be SL clubs.
Poor Marketing or what?
Here's a radical thought: Let's get together with Sheffield and perhaps go for a super league club..called Sheffield BULLS... play our games on a purpose built Stadium half way between. This will bring 1.5 million population together, and if we could get at least 2% of that population interested???? 30K in supporter terms Maybe a better deal is to move towards getting Sheffield back into SL, and then expanding the League. Not shrinking? Or do the RFL prefer areas of minimum populations to be SL clubs. Poor Marketing or what? raisemeup
  • Score: -5

6:42pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ackersthebull says...

So what now? Does David Wilson now go back to Richard Lamb for what would almost certainly be a reduced offer?
So what now? Does David Wilson now go back to Richard Lamb for what would almost certainly be a reduced offer? Ackersthebull
  • Score: 4

6:46pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Mike Strutter says...

Ackersthebull wrote:
So what now? Does David Wilson now go back to Richard Lamb for what would almost certainly be a reduced offer?
Why would Lamb want it, or anyone else come to think of it ?
[quote][p][bold]Ackersthebull[/bold] wrote: So what now? Does David Wilson now go back to Richard Lamb for what would almost certainly be a reduced offer?[/p][/quote]Why would Lamb want it, or anyone else come to think of it ? Mike Strutter
  • Score: 4

6:48pm Tue 25 Feb 14

billybobbull says...

What a shame......It seems to me that the RFL don't want the current set up to buy as perhaps they are not big enough. The 6 points is devastating, but IF it is part of the rules and IF Administration could have been avoided, then maybe the current lot have got what was to be expected.
Let's hope that the other bidders are a bit more straight up and come back in. In the end, the 'brand' that is Bradford Bulls is still very big in UK rugby, if not world rugby and decent business people will see that. Yes, relegation is a risk, but, with the right team in place the Bulls can keep them selves safe and hopefully move forward long term.
The RFL are not incompetent, they are indeed looking after the reputation of the game overall and we have to respect that. It is our game, with a bigger picture, than just the Bulls.
What a shame......It seems to me that the RFL don't want the current set up to buy as perhaps they are not big enough. The 6 points is devastating, but IF it is part of the rules and IF Administration could have been avoided, then maybe the current lot have got what was to be expected. Let's hope that the other bidders are a bit more straight up and come back in. In the end, the 'brand' that is Bradford Bulls is still very big in UK rugby, if not world rugby and decent business people will see that. Yes, relegation is a risk, but, with the right team in place the Bulls can keep them selves safe and hopefully move forward long term. The RFL are not incompetent, they are indeed looking after the reputation of the game overall and we have to respect that. It is our game, with a bigger picture, than just the Bulls. billybobbull
  • Score: -2

6:49pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Don't worry Bullies, Richard Lamb who a few of you were slating last week has just said on radio Leeds that he's still interested in taking the Bulls on to save them. Richard won't know where he's coming or going with you lot with the Love Hate thing going on.
I too was one of the rate payers of Bradford that fell sorry for Keighley when the council neglected them and gave money out like sweeties to the Bulls.
The thing now is that people are watching the council to see if they try that again, oh they did last year....tut tut Green and Reeve for allowing it to happen again.
Don't worry Bullies, Richard Lamb who a few of you were slating last week has just said on radio Leeds that he's still interested in taking the Bulls on to save them. Richard won't know where he's coming or going with you lot with the Love Hate thing going on. I too was one of the rate payers of Bradford that fell sorry for Keighley when the council neglected them and gave money out like sweeties to the Bulls. The thing now is that people are watching the council to see if they try that again, oh they did last year....tut tut Green and Reeve for allowing it to happen again. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: -5

6:57pm Tue 25 Feb 14

gordon ramsay says...

I have no problem with the RFL, points deduction was both obvious and inevitable.

I do have a problem with the idiot who bought the club last week and pulls out!!!! We will be just minus 2 on Sunday eve with 24 left to go!!!!

The whole world knew we would get a deduction except Moore!! Really? The other 3 should have been allowed in to buy. He's the idiot here. Clearly loves the publicity and pulls out every other week. We need to stop blaming everyone else and look to our inept hierarchy.

Wake up
I have no problem with the RFL, points deduction was both obvious and inevitable. I do have a problem with the idiot who bought the club last week and pulls out!!!! We will be just minus 2 on Sunday eve with 24 left to go!!!! The whole world knew we would get a deduction except Moore!! Really? The other 3 should have been allowed in to buy. He's the idiot here. Clearly loves the publicity and pulls out every other week. We need to stop blaming everyone else and look to our inept hierarchy. Wake up gordon ramsay
  • Score: 3

7:00pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Truth77 says...

No surprise, The Bulls have survived on £ MILLIONS of ratepayers money from the council for years and its no surprise that as soon as it is withdrawn and they cannot get there snout into the ratepayers trough they are bust,

To the council GET OUR £200,000 BACK OR GET THOSE WHO APPROVED IT TO REPAY THE MONEY PERSONALLY YOURSELVES AS IT WAS A HUGE GAMBLE AND FOLLY TO LEND IT TO A CLUB THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY BUST
No surprise, The Bulls have survived on £ MILLIONS of ratepayers money from the council for years and its no surprise that as soon as it is withdrawn and they cannot get there snout into the ratepayers trough they are bust, To the council GET OUR £200,000 BACK OR GET THOSE WHO APPROVED IT TO REPAY THE MONEY PERSONALLY YOURSELVES AS IT WAS A HUGE GAMBLE AND FOLLY TO LEND IT TO A CLUB THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY BUST Truth77
  • Score: 2

7:00pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ackersthebull says...

Mike Strutter wrote:
Ackersthebull wrote:
So what now? Does David Wilson now go back to Richard Lamb for what would almost certainly be a reduced offer?
Why would Lamb want it, or anyone else come to think of it ?
We'll just have to wait and see what develops and how far people look into the future. I'm sure someone will be interested.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ackersthebull[/bold] wrote: So what now? Does David Wilson now go back to Richard Lamb for what would almost certainly be a reduced offer?[/p][/quote]Why would Lamb want it, or anyone else come to think of it ?[/p][/quote]We'll just have to wait and see what develops and how far people look into the future. I'm sure someone will be interested. Ackersthebull
  • Score: 2

7:15pm Tue 25 Feb 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

As a sponsor and supporter of R.L. for over 60 years nothing the R.L. board does surprises me.For as long as I can remember the game has been run by incompetent amateurs.Nothing changes,the lunatics are still running the asylum.It saddens me to say it but I feel now is possibly the time for the Bulls to throw in the towel,resign from the league and dissolve the Bulls.Believe me this is only the beginning of the end for R.L.Other teams are in the same boat as the Bulls and will soon be following in the same footsteps.The chap from Halifax should be hoping against hope that Halifax do not be asked to join Super League.If they do the club will not last 2 years.Mark Aston of Sheffield has already stated that Sheffield will not be looking a Super League anytime in the near future,the other clubs Featherstone etc.should also be very wary of the temptation to go there.It will be the death knell for these clubs.Rugby League as we knew it is on its knees in this country.The best players cannot wait to get into R.U.thus making the National team a second rate team.Without Competitive International matches the game is dead.
As a sponsor and supporter of R.L. for over 60 years nothing the R.L. board does surprises me.For as long as I can remember the game has been run by incompetent amateurs.Nothing changes,the lunatics are still running the asylum.It saddens me to say it but I feel now is possibly the time for the Bulls to throw in the towel,resign from the league and dissolve the Bulls.Believe me this is only the beginning of the end for R.L.Other teams are in the same boat as the Bulls and will soon be following in the same footsteps.The chap from Halifax should be hoping against hope that Halifax do not be asked to join Super League.If they do the club will not last 2 years.Mark Aston of Sheffield has already stated that Sheffield will not be looking a Super League anytime in the near future,the other clubs Featherstone etc.should also be very wary of the temptation to go there.It will be the death knell for these clubs.Rugby League as we knew it is on its knees in this country.The best players cannot wait to get into R.U.thus making the National team a second rate team.Without Competitive International matches the game is dead. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 1

7:20pm Tue 25 Feb 14

gordon ramsay says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
As a sponsor and supporter of R.L. for over 60 years nothing the R.L. board does surprises me.For as long as I can remember the game has been run by incompetent amateurs.Nothing changes,the lunatics are still running the asylum.It saddens me to say it but I feel now is possibly the time for the Bulls to throw in the towel,resign from the league and dissolve the Bulls.Believe me this is only the beginning of the end for R.L.Other teams are in the same boat as the Bulls and will soon be following in the same footsteps.The chap from Halifax should be hoping against hope that Halifax do not be asked to join Super League.If they do the club will not last 2 years.Mark Aston of Sheffield has already stated that Sheffield will not be looking a Super League anytime in the near future,the other clubs Featherstone etc.should also be very wary of the temptation to go there.It will be the death knell for these clubs.Rugby League as we knew it is on its knees in this country.The best players cannot wait to get into R.U.thus making the National team a second rate team.Without Competitive International matches the game is dead.
It's not the game run by fools.

It's our club!!!!! Stop blaming everyone else and man up.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: As a sponsor and supporter of R.L. for over 60 years nothing the R.L. board does surprises me.For as long as I can remember the game has been run by incompetent amateurs.Nothing changes,the lunatics are still running the asylum.It saddens me to say it but I feel now is possibly the time for the Bulls to throw in the towel,resign from the league and dissolve the Bulls.Believe me this is only the beginning of the end for R.L.Other teams are in the same boat as the Bulls and will soon be following in the same footsteps.The chap from Halifax should be hoping against hope that Halifax do not be asked to join Super League.If they do the club will not last 2 years.Mark Aston of Sheffield has already stated that Sheffield will not be looking a Super League anytime in the near future,the other clubs Featherstone etc.should also be very wary of the temptation to go there.It will be the death knell for these clubs.Rugby League as we knew it is on its knees in this country.The best players cannot wait to get into R.U.thus making the National team a second rate team.Without Competitive International matches the game is dead.[/p][/quote]It's not the game run by fools. It's our club!!!!! Stop blaming everyone else and man up. gordon ramsay
  • Score: 1

7:36pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Letshavealook says...

Truth77 wrote:
No surprise, The Bulls have survived on £ MILLIONS of ratepayers money from the council for years and its no surprise that as soon as it is withdrawn and they cannot get there snout into the ratepayers trough they are bust,

To the council GET OUR £200,000 BACK OR GET THOSE WHO APPROVED IT TO REPAY THE MONEY PERSONALLY YOURSELVES AS IT WAS A HUGE GAMBLE AND FOLLY TO LEND IT TO A CLUB THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY BUST
Quite right. That cash needs to be repaid. It obviously wasn't going to be paid back by the latest group of pretenders.
Surprise, surprise; no business plan, that's because they have no money Robbie.
Time to turns out the lights I think. We should also investigate the role of OK and Bradford MP Gerry Sutcliffe.
[quote][p][bold]Truth77[/bold] wrote: No surprise, The Bulls have survived on £ MILLIONS of ratepayers money from the council for years and its no surprise that as soon as it is withdrawn and they cannot get there snout into the ratepayers trough they are bust, To the council GET OUR £200,000 BACK OR GET THOSE WHO APPROVED IT TO REPAY THE MONEY PERSONALLY YOURSELVES AS IT WAS A HUGE GAMBLE AND FOLLY TO LEND IT TO A CLUB THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY BUST[/p][/quote]Quite right. That cash needs to be repaid. It obviously wasn't going to be paid back by the latest group of pretenders. Surprise, surprise; no business plan, that's because they have no money Robbie. Time to turns out the lights I think. We should also investigate the role of OK and Bradford MP Gerry Sutcliffe. Letshavealook
  • Score: 4

7:41pm Tue 25 Feb 14

shikran says...

raisemeup wrote:
Here's a radical thought:

Let's get together with Sheffield and perhaps go for a super league club..called Sheffield BULLS... play our games on a purpose built Stadium half way between.
This will bring 1.5 million population together, and if we could get at least 2% of that population interested???? 30K in supporter terms

Maybe a better deal is to move towards getting Sheffield back into SL, and then expanding the League. Not shrinking?

Or do the RFL prefer areas of minimum populations to be SL clubs.
Poor Marketing or what?
London is quite populous
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: Here's a radical thought: Let's get together with Sheffield and perhaps go for a super league club..called Sheffield BULLS... play our games on a purpose built Stadium half way between. This will bring 1.5 million population together, and if we could get at least 2% of that population interested???? 30K in supporter terms Maybe a better deal is to move towards getting Sheffield back into SL, and then expanding the League. Not shrinking? Or do the RFL prefer areas of minimum populations to be SL clubs. Poor Marketing or what?[/p][/quote]London is quite populous shikran
  • Score: -2

7:47pm Tue 25 Feb 14

billybobbull says...

Let's not assume that this is the end. We have been here before. Several times. There were others interested up until last week and I am sure some still are. It would seem likely that Moore at least is out. Back to the bed shop Sir!

It is indicative of the attitude of this lot, that twice now Moore has thrown the rattle and out of the pram. I think twice is enough, unless he can pull £500K out of it and throw that at the Bulls.

Just as an aside, this will test the BS that Rhodes came out with last week. If he is so set on 'saving rugby league in Bradford'; he now has a chance to put his money where his mouth is. If he too can find the £500K, great. If not. stay out of it please.

Lets not panic just yet. We are only dead at the end of the season, or when the liquidator comes in. Neither has happened yet.
Let's not assume that this is the end. We have been here before. Several times. There were others interested up until last week and I am sure some still are. It would seem likely that Moore at least is out. Back to the bed shop Sir! It is indicative of the attitude of this lot, that twice now Moore has thrown the rattle and out of the pram. I think twice is enough, unless he can pull £500K out of it and throw that at the Bulls. Just as an aside, this will test the BS that Rhodes came out with last week. If he is so set on 'saving rugby league in Bradford'; he now has a chance to put his money where his mouth is. If he too can find the £500K, great. If not. stay out of it please. Lets not panic just yet. We are only dead at the end of the season, or when the liquidator comes in. Neither has happened yet. billybobbull
  • Score: -2

7:56pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

raisemeup wrote:
Here's a radical thought:

Let's get together with Sheffield and perhaps go for a super league club..called Sheffield BULLS... play our games on a purpose built Stadium half way between.
This will bring 1.5 million population together, and if we could get at least 2% of that population interested???? 30K in supporter terms

Maybe a better deal is to move towards getting Sheffield back into SL, and then expanding the League. Not shrinking?

Or do the RFL prefer areas of minimum populations to be SL clubs.
Poor Marketing or what?
Typical Bulls living off the back of someone else. Why can't you incompetents sort your own problems out without wanting someone else to bail you out?
The reason why some people despise the Bulls l guess is because of some of the fans.
In hindsight, maybe a move to Valley Parade wasn't sych a bad idea a decade ago but the Bulls fans slated the very modern looking stadium and the location, oh and the seats because some of them couldn't fit in them with a bag of pies!
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: Here's a radical thought: Let's get together with Sheffield and perhaps go for a super league club..called Sheffield BULLS... play our games on a purpose built Stadium half way between. This will bring 1.5 million population together, and if we could get at least 2% of that population interested???? 30K in supporter terms Maybe a better deal is to move towards getting Sheffield back into SL, and then expanding the League. Not shrinking? Or do the RFL prefer areas of minimum populations to be SL clubs. Poor Marketing or what?[/p][/quote]Typical Bulls living off the back of someone else. Why can't you incompetents sort your own problems out without wanting someone else to bail you out? The reason why some people despise the Bulls l guess is because of some of the fans. In hindsight, maybe a move to Valley Parade wasn't sych a bad idea a decade ago but the Bulls fans slated the very modern looking stadium and the location, oh and the seats because some of them couldn't fit in them with a bag of pies! Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: -1

7:59pm Tue 25 Feb 14

billybobbull says...

Papa Smurfs Wig wrote:
raisemeup wrote:
Here's a radical thought:

Let's get together with Sheffield and perhaps go for a super league club..called Sheffield BULLS... play our games on a purpose built Stadium half way between.
This will bring 1.5 million population together, and if we could get at least 2% of that population interested???? 30K in supporter terms

Maybe a better deal is to move towards getting Sheffield back into SL, and then expanding the League. Not shrinking?

Or do the RFL prefer areas of minimum populations to be SL clubs.
Poor Marketing or what?
Typical Bulls living off the back of someone else. Why can't you incompetents sort your own problems out without wanting someone else to bail you out?
The reason why some people despise the Bulls l guess is because of some of the fans.
In hindsight, maybe a move to Valley Parade wasn't sych a bad idea a decade ago but the Bulls fans slated the very modern looking stadium and the location, oh and the seats because some of them couldn't fit in them with a bag of pies!
Zzzzzzzzzzz Zzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]Papa Smurfs Wig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: Here's a radical thought: Let's get together with Sheffield and perhaps go for a super league club..called Sheffield BULLS... play our games on a purpose built Stadium half way between. This will bring 1.5 million population together, and if we could get at least 2% of that population interested???? 30K in supporter terms Maybe a better deal is to move towards getting Sheffield back into SL, and then expanding the League. Not shrinking? Or do the RFL prefer areas of minimum populations to be SL clubs. Poor Marketing or what?[/p][/quote]Typical Bulls living off the back of someone else. Why can't you incompetents sort your own problems out without wanting someone else to bail you out? The reason why some people despise the Bulls l guess is because of some of the fans. In hindsight, maybe a move to Valley Parade wasn't sych a bad idea a decade ago but the Bulls fans slated the very modern looking stadium and the location, oh and the seats because some of them couldn't fit in them with a bag of pies![/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzz Zzzzzzzz billybobbull
  • Score: 0

8:00pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Videoref says...

raisemeup wrote:
Here's a radical thought:

Let's get together with Sheffield and perhaps go for a super league club..called Sheffield BULLS... play our games on a purpose built Stadium half way between.
This will bring 1.5 million population together, and if we could get at least 2% of that population interested???? 30K in supporter terms

Maybe a better deal is to move towards getting Sheffield back into SL, and then expanding the League. Not shrinking?

Or do the RFL prefer areas of minimum populations to be SL clubs.
Poor Marketing or what?
It may have slipped your memory that Sheffield have already merged with Huddersfield Giants when both clubs got a payout for merging-Remember???
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: Here's a radical thought: Let's get together with Sheffield and perhaps go for a super league club..called Sheffield BULLS... play our games on a purpose built Stadium half way between. This will bring 1.5 million population together, and if we could get at least 2% of that population interested???? 30K in supporter terms Maybe a better deal is to move towards getting Sheffield back into SL, and then expanding the League. Not shrinking? Or do the RFL prefer areas of minimum populations to be SL clubs. Poor Marketing or what?[/p][/quote]It may have slipped your memory that Sheffield have already merged with Huddersfield Giants when both clubs got a payout for merging-Remember??? Videoref
  • Score: 6

8:13pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

This is what happens when a shabby little outfit like the bulls tries to take on a proper big club like the Rhino's. It was always going to end in tears. I expect we will be seeing a good few of you down at HQ from now on, swelling our already bulging coffers. Chin up

Marching on together....
This is what happens when a shabby little outfit like the bulls tries to take on a proper big club like the Rhino's. It was always going to end in tears. I expect we will be seeing a good few of you down at HQ from now on, swelling our already bulging coffers. Chin up Marching on together.... Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: -8

8:15pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Videoref says...

Strikes me the RFL wanted Richard Lamb to be the new owner after their recent meeting and approval of him. It appears Mr Wilson accepted the wrong bid. If by any chance Richard Lamb comes back and his bid is accepted, would the club still be in special measures or will they accept his business plan? If they don't then sadly it is the end I feel.
Strikes me the RFL wanted Richard Lamb to be the new owner after their recent meeting and approval of him. It appears Mr Wilson accepted the wrong bid. If by any chance Richard Lamb comes back and his bid is accepted, would the club still be in special measures or will they accept his business plan? If they don't then sadly it is the end I feel. Videoref
  • Score: 2

8:17pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

billybobbull wrote:
Let's not assume that this is the end. We have been here before. Several times. There were others interested up until last week and I am sure some still are. It would seem likely that Moore at least is out. Back to the bed shop Sir!

It is indicative of the attitude of this lot, that twice now Moore has thrown the rattle and out of the pram. I think twice is enough, unless he can pull £500K out of it and throw that at the Bulls.

Just as an aside, this will test the BS that Rhodes came out with last week. If he is so set on 'saving rugby league in Bradford'; he now has a chance to put his money where his mouth is. If he too can find the £500K, great. If not. stay out of it please.

Lets not panic just yet. We are only dead at the end of the season, or when the liquidator comes in. Neither has happened yet.
Maybe Mr Moore will find the money under a bed in his shop.

I hope Julian Rhodes stays well clear of the Bulls and 10/10 sir for slating off another possible saviour. You Bulls lot never know when to stop.
You'll end up liking Richard Lamb if he saves your bacon. Well you know how fickle the Bulls fans can be, baaaah.
[quote][p][bold]billybobbull[/bold] wrote: Let's not assume that this is the end. We have been here before. Several times. There were others interested up until last week and I am sure some still are. It would seem likely that Moore at least is out. Back to the bed shop Sir! It is indicative of the attitude of this lot, that twice now Moore has thrown the rattle and out of the pram. I think twice is enough, unless he can pull £500K out of it and throw that at the Bulls. Just as an aside, this will test the BS that Rhodes came out with last week. If he is so set on 'saving rugby league in Bradford'; he now has a chance to put his money where his mouth is. If he too can find the £500K, great. If not. stay out of it please. Lets not panic just yet. We are only dead at the end of the season, or when the liquidator comes in. Neither has happened yet.[/p][/quote]Maybe Mr Moore will find the money under a bed in his shop. I hope Julian Rhodes stays well clear of the Bulls and 10/10 sir for slating off another possible saviour. You Bulls lot never know when to stop. You'll end up liking Richard Lamb if he saves your bacon. Well you know how fickle the Bulls fans can be, baaaah. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 4

8:26pm Tue 25 Feb 14

property man says...

so are the RFL trying to kill the super league totally the sport in general is struggling just like millions if companies nationwide so why when a dedicated set of people like Mr Moore and his team are( I have seen it first hand, they are totally dedicated to the bulls)try to help putting hundreds of hours in and their famalies help why do the lumps of dead sperm at the rfl put massive mountains in their way instead of trying to help, its about time they were flushed down the toilet where they belong if much more of this goes on which it will with these at the helm, then Sky sports will pull the sponser monies before you know it ker pow goes the super league the rfl run into hiding with pocketd full of dosh.
so are the RFL trying to kill the super league totally the sport in general is struggling just like millions if companies nationwide so why when a dedicated set of people like Mr Moore and his team are( I have seen it first hand, they are totally dedicated to the bulls)try to help putting hundreds of hours in and their famalies help why do the lumps of dead sperm at the rfl put massive mountains in their way instead of trying to help, its about time they were flushed down the toilet where they belong if much more of this goes on which it will with these at the helm, then Sky sports will pull the sponser monies before you know it ker pow goes the super league the rfl run into hiding with pocketd full of dosh. property man
  • Score: 0

8:37pm Tue 25 Feb 14

property man says...

billybobbull what a total knob you are, these guys have thrown tens of thousands of pounds of their hard earned money into the bulls,any idea who the next highest bidder was oh yes OK look what he did to the bulls and for info the administrators are already back in from today so why don't you raid your piggy bank if your such a big fan put your money where where your big fat ill informed gob is
billybobbull what a total knob you are, these guys have thrown tens of thousands of pounds of their hard earned money into the bulls,any idea who the next highest bidder was oh yes OK look what he did to the bulls and for info the administrators are already back in from today so why don't you raid your piggy bank if your such a big fan put your money where where your big fat ill informed gob is property man
  • Score: 3

9:48pm Tue 25 Feb 14

billybobbull says...

property man wrote:
billybobbull what a total knob you are, these guys have thrown tens of thousands of pounds of their hard earned money into the bulls,any idea who the next highest bidder was oh yes OK look what he did to the bulls and for info the administrators are already back in from today so why don't you raid your piggy bank if your such a big fan put your money where where your big fat ill informed gob is
'property man......Wow...thank for your preeminent business minded, well informed comments on the matter. I see that you have an insight that would greatly enhance the negotiations in this high level deviation of agreement.

The dialogue between the parties, intended to reach understanding and hopefully produce an agreement upon the RFL's correct courses of action,would benefit from your input. I am sure your erudite word-craft could craft the quintessential atmosphere, required to satisfy the various interests of the numerous parties involved in this process. Clearly you are someone who could nurture a sense of compromise between the combatants to ensure a cordial, and mutually acceptable consensus of opinion.
Your erudite charm, may however require even more armor to be sufficient for the role of chief mediator.
Good luck.
Alternately you could sell your garden shed 'property', ........Man, and bail us all out.
[quote][p][bold]property man[/bold] wrote: billybobbull what a total knob you are, these guys have thrown tens of thousands of pounds of their hard earned money into the bulls,any idea who the next highest bidder was oh yes OK look what he did to the bulls and for info the administrators are already back in from today so why don't you raid your piggy bank if your such a big fan put your money where where your big fat ill informed gob is[/p][/quote]'property man......Wow...thank for your preeminent business minded, well informed comments on the matter. I see that you have an insight that would greatly enhance the negotiations in this high level deviation of agreement. The dialogue between the parties, intended to reach understanding and hopefully produce an agreement upon the RFL's correct courses of action,would benefit from your input. I am sure your erudite word-craft could craft the quintessential atmosphere, required to satisfy the various interests of the numerous parties involved in this process. Clearly you are someone who could nurture a sense of compromise between the combatants to ensure a cordial, and mutually acceptable consensus of opinion. Your erudite charm, may however require even more armor to be sufficient for the role of chief mediator. Good luck. Alternately you could sell your garden shed 'property', ........Man, and bail us all out. billybobbull
  • Score: -1

10:17pm Tue 25 Feb 14

NorthernBull says...

THE RFL are to blame for this failure !!!

and the last one at the Bulls ...

But not the initial crash of multiple calamity ..where the RFL became the worst kind of creditor and carried that over with ground lease ownership they wanted out of, far too quickly...

What magician could pay 25 adults to run around crashing into each other , when half the tv money was withheld for 2 years to recover previous loaned monies secured against the ground lease ...

If the RFL had taken five - seven years to recover their loan , then the owners might have had a chance .. BUT HAVING TO DIP INTO YOUR OWN MONEY EACH YEAR TO FIND 800K to pay wages has proved to be and is impossible ..

Hang your head RFL , you have behaved like WANGA .com (loan sharking on one of your own clubs)

THEY and only THEY sold this sport short to SKY .... and in a sellers market the baffoons have done it again , convincing the starving clubs to finally double the tv money from 2016 ..

and by 2021 £40 million a year will again be starvation level funding !!

However that should have been 2 exclusive rights packages going to separate tv companies and hence finally creating a tv market for rugby / super league broadcasting .. with sealed bids from the tv companies, who knows what might have come in ? ...

and the doubling of tv monies from starvation levels is so long overdue and was not thanks to the RFL but thanks to SKY's fear of BT taking the rights.


So now the vultures are let back in again at Odsal ... and RL still has to suffer 2 more years of austerity, Hundreds of thousands more will now leek out in administrators fees ..

Good people , really good people will finally turn their backs on this sport... the betrayal is so great.

I think it is time for a breakaway ..

All the impoverished clubs should now look to set up a break away league and start talking to the tv companies separately. They did it in Australia and it served a purpose ..to focus the sport and now they have a strong unified NRL ...

The other superleague clubs and or the RFL will now have to buy the bulls to get them through the season and out of Administration .. or at least pay the wages inside the administration , or let the club fold fully and wipe out all creditor debt and Bradforn Northern Bulls 2014 can then apply to re join the league at its lowest level ..

Not unlike Rangers who are having to sail back up the SPL for 3 years after similar financial collapse.

That is more like the cold brutality of business workings , not artificail bail outs and creditor agreements..

When it fails it fails ... AND THAT IS WHAT THE RFL HAS NOW UNLEASHED upon itslef if there is any justice..

The BULLS are dead ...

long live a debt free Bradford Northern Bulls 2014 - applying to resgister to enter at the bottom of RL or start a breakaway league and dual registering to join the English RFU at the lowest club level .!!!!

Let slip the dogs of war !!!!
THE RFL are to blame for this failure !!! and the last one at the Bulls ... But not the initial crash of multiple calamity ..where the RFL became the worst kind of creditor and carried that over with ground lease ownership they wanted out of, far too quickly... What magician could pay 25 adults to run around crashing into each other , when half the tv money was withheld for 2 years to recover previous loaned monies secured against the ground lease ... If the RFL had taken five - seven years to recover their loan , then the owners might have had a chance .. BUT HAVING TO DIP INTO YOUR OWN MONEY EACH YEAR TO FIND 800K to pay wages has proved to be and is impossible .. Hang your head RFL , you have behaved like WANGA .com (loan sharking on one of your own clubs) THEY and only THEY sold this sport short to SKY .... and in a sellers market the baffoons have done it again , convincing the starving clubs to finally double the tv money from 2016 .. and by 2021 £40 million a year will again be starvation level funding !! However that should have been 2 exclusive rights packages going to separate tv companies and hence finally creating a tv market for rugby / super league broadcasting .. with sealed bids from the tv companies, who knows what might have come in ? ... and the doubling of tv monies from starvation levels is so long overdue and was not thanks to the RFL but thanks to SKY's fear of BT taking the rights. So now the vultures are let back in again at Odsal ... and RL still has to suffer 2 more years of austerity, Hundreds of thousands more will now leek out in administrators fees .. Good people , really good people will finally turn their backs on this sport... the betrayal is so great. I think it is time for a breakaway .. All the impoverished clubs should now look to set up a break away league and start talking to the tv companies separately. They did it in Australia and it served a purpose ..to focus the sport and now they have a strong unified NRL ... The other superleague clubs and or the RFL will now have to buy the bulls to get them through the season and out of Administration .. or at least pay the wages inside the administration , or let the club fold fully and wipe out all creditor debt and Bradforn Northern Bulls 2014 can then apply to re join the league at its lowest level .. Not unlike Rangers who are having to sail back up the SPL for 3 years after similar financial collapse. That is more like the cold brutality of business workings , not artificail bail outs and creditor agreements.. When it fails it fails ... AND THAT IS WHAT THE RFL HAS NOW UNLEASHED upon itslef if there is any justice.. The BULLS are dead ... long live a debt free Bradford Northern Bulls 2014 - applying to resgister to enter at the bottom of RL or start a breakaway league and dual registering to join the English RFU at the lowest club level .!!!! Let slip the dogs of war !!!! NorthernBull
  • Score: -1

8:40am Wed 26 Feb 14

Andy2010 says...

property man wrote:
billybobbull what a total knob you are, these guys have thrown tens of thousands of pounds of their hard earned money into the bulls,any idea who the next highest bidder was oh yes OK look what he did to the bulls and for info the administrators are already back in from today so why don't you raid your piggy bank if your such a big fan put your money where where your big fat ill informed gob is
No they havent

The "directors" apart from their time havent invested one penny in Bulls 2014
[quote][p][bold]property man[/bold] wrote: billybobbull what a total knob you are, these guys have thrown tens of thousands of pounds of their hard earned money into the bulls,any idea who the next highest bidder was oh yes OK look what he did to the bulls and for info the administrators are already back in from today so why don't you raid your piggy bank if your such a big fan put your money where where your big fat ill informed gob is[/p][/quote]No they havent The "directors" apart from their time havent invested one penny in Bulls 2014 Andy2010
  • Score: 5

8:43am Wed 26 Feb 14

Andy2010 says...

gordon ramsay wrote:
I have no problem with the RFL, points deduction was both obvious and inevitable.

I do have a problem with the idiot who bought the club last week and pulls out!!!! We will be just minus 2 on Sunday eve with 24 left to go!!!!

The whole world knew we would get a deduction except Moore!! Really? The other 3 should have been allowed in to buy. He's the idiot here. Clearly loves the publicity and pulls out every other week. We need to stop blaming everyone else and look to our inept hierarchy.

Wake up
Hit the nail right on the head there....well said
[quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with the RFL, points deduction was both obvious and inevitable. I do have a problem with the idiot who bought the club last week and pulls out!!!! We will be just minus 2 on Sunday eve with 24 left to go!!!! The whole world knew we would get a deduction except Moore!! Really? The other 3 should have been allowed in to buy. He's the idiot here. Clearly loves the publicity and pulls out every other week. We need to stop blaming everyone else and look to our inept hierarchy. Wake up[/p][/quote]Hit the nail right on the head there....well said Andy2010
  • Score: 4

8:34pm Wed 26 Feb 14

billybobbull says...

Papa Smurfs Wig wrote:
billybobbull wrote:
Let's not assume that this is the end. We have been here before. Several times. There were others interested up until last week and I am sure some still are. It would seem likely that Moore at least is out. Back to the bed shop Sir!

It is indicative of the attitude of this lot, that twice now Moore has thrown the rattle and out of the pram. I think twice is enough, unless he can pull £500K out of it and throw that at the Bulls.

Just as an aside, this will test the BS that Rhodes came out with last week. If he is so set on 'saving rugby league in Bradford'; he now has a chance to put his money where his mouth is. If he too can find the £500K, great. If not. stay out of it please.

Lets not panic just yet. We are only dead at the end of the season, or when the liquidator comes in. Neither has happened yet.
Maybe Mr Moore will find the money under a bed in his shop.

I hope Julian Rhodes stays well clear of the Bulls and 10/10 sir for slating off another possible saviour. You Bulls lot never know when to stop.
You'll end up liking Richard Lamb if he saves your bacon. Well you know how fickle the Bulls fans can be, baaaah.
Mr Law & Rhodes now have the opportunity to put their money were their mouth is. Go ahead Sirs...make my day!!
[quote][p][bold]Papa Smurfs Wig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billybobbull[/bold] wrote: Let's not assume that this is the end. We have been here before. Several times. There were others interested up until last week and I am sure some still are. It would seem likely that Moore at least is out. Back to the bed shop Sir! It is indicative of the attitude of this lot, that twice now Moore has thrown the rattle and out of the pram. I think twice is enough, unless he can pull £500K out of it and throw that at the Bulls. Just as an aside, this will test the BS that Rhodes came out with last week. If he is so set on 'saving rugby league in Bradford'; he now has a chance to put his money where his mouth is. If he too can find the £500K, great. If not. stay out of it please. Lets not panic just yet. We are only dead at the end of the season, or when the liquidator comes in. Neither has happened yet.[/p][/quote]Maybe Mr Moore will find the money under a bed in his shop. I hope Julian Rhodes stays well clear of the Bulls and 10/10 sir for slating off another possible saviour. You Bulls lot never know when to stop. You'll end up liking Richard Lamb if he saves your bacon. Well you know how fickle the Bulls fans can be, baaaah.[/p][/quote]Mr Law & Rhodes now have the opportunity to put their money were their mouth is. Go ahead Sirs...make my day!! billybobbull
  • Score: -3

12:40am Fri 28 Feb 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

billybobbull wrote:
Papa Smurfs Wig wrote:
billybobbull wrote:
Let's not assume that this is the end. We have been here before. Several times. There were others interested up until last week and I am sure some still are. It would seem likely that Moore at least is out. Back to the bed shop Sir!

It is indicative of the attitude of this lot, that twice now Moore has thrown the rattle and out of the pram. I think twice is enough, unless he can pull £500K out of it and throw that at the Bulls.

Just as an aside, this will test the BS that Rhodes came out with last week. If he is so set on 'saving rugby league in Bradford'; he now has a chance to put his money where his mouth is. If he too can find the £500K, great. If not. stay out of it please.

Lets not panic just yet. We are only dead at the end of the season, or when the liquidator comes in. Neither has happened yet.
Maybe Mr Moore will find the money under a bed in his shop.

I hope Julian Rhodes stays well clear of the Bulls and 10/10 sir for slating off another possible saviour. You Bulls lot never know when to stop.
You'll end up liking Richard Lamb if he saves your bacon. Well you know how fickle the Bulls fans can be, baaaah.
Mr Law & Rhodes now have the opportunity to put their money were their mouth is. Go ahead Sirs...make my day!!
Only fools would buy something on the blind.
I doubt they would buy a car that is meant to be roadworthy and find out it didn 't have an engine. The Bulls don't have everything right so they wouldn't pay top dollar for the club. They're not fools and wouldn't take on the club on a whim like the last few incarnations seem to have done.
You sir sir should glad of some interest from the biggest sporting club in Bradford.
[quote][p][bold]billybobbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Papa Smurfs Wig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billybobbull[/bold] wrote: Let's not assume that this is the end. We have been here before. Several times. There were others interested up until last week and I am sure some still are. It would seem likely that Moore at least is out. Back to the bed shop Sir! It is indicative of the attitude of this lot, that twice now Moore has thrown the rattle and out of the pram. I think twice is enough, unless he can pull £500K out of it and throw that at the Bulls. Just as an aside, this will test the BS that Rhodes came out with last week. If he is so set on 'saving rugby league in Bradford'; he now has a chance to put his money where his mouth is. If he too can find the £500K, great. If not. stay out of it please. Lets not panic just yet. We are only dead at the end of the season, or when the liquidator comes in. Neither has happened yet.[/p][/quote]Maybe Mr Moore will find the money under a bed in his shop. I hope Julian Rhodes stays well clear of the Bulls and 10/10 sir for slating off another possible saviour. You Bulls lot never know when to stop. You'll end up liking Richard Lamb if he saves your bacon. Well you know how fickle the Bulls fans can be, baaaah.[/p][/quote]Mr Law & Rhodes now have the opportunity to put their money were their mouth is. Go ahead Sirs...make my day!![/p][/quote]Only fools would buy something on the blind. I doubt they would buy a car that is meant to be roadworthy and find out it didn 't have an engine. The Bulls don't have everything right so they wouldn't pay top dollar for the club. They're not fools and wouldn't take on the club on a whim like the last few incarnations seem to have done. You sir sir should glad of some interest from the biggest sporting club in Bradford. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 1

1:06pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Inki60 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
property man wrote:
billybobbull what a total knob you are, these guys have thrown tens of thousands of pounds of their hard earned money into the bulls,any idea who the next highest bidder was oh yes OK look what he did to the bulls and for info the administrators are already back in from today so why don't you raid your piggy bank if your such a big fan put your money where where your big fat ill informed gob is
No they havent

The "directors" apart from their time havent invested one penny in Bulls 2014
Are you their bank manager then because unless you are don't know how you know unless you have crystal balls
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]property man[/bold] wrote: billybobbull what a total knob you are, these guys have thrown tens of thousands of pounds of their hard earned money into the bulls,any idea who the next highest bidder was oh yes OK look what he did to the bulls and for info the administrators are already back in from today so why don't you raid your piggy bank if your such a big fan put your money where where your big fat ill informed gob is[/p][/quote]No they havent The "directors" apart from their time havent invested one penny in Bulls 2014[/p][/quote]Are you their bank manager then because unless you are don't know how you know unless you have crystal balls Inki60
  • Score: 1

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