Bradford Bulls: It feels like the world is against us, says Jamie Foster

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bulls winger Jamie Foster has hit back at Mark Moore's statement and says he would love to make the critics eat their words Bulls winger Jamie Foster has hit back at Mark Moore's statement and says he would love to make the critics eat their words

Jamie Foster believes the Bulls can stay up this season and prove the critics wrong after Mark Moore wrote them off as relegation certainties.

The BedzRus boss, Andrew Calvert and Ian Watt walked away from the club immediately after the Bulls’ six-point deduction was announced on Tuesday.

Moore claimed the penalty for entering administration, coupled with the RFL’s intention to put the club in special measures had Bradford Bulls 2014 taken control, has left Francis Cummins’ side doomed to the drop.

Moore said: “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.”

But Cummins has spoken of his confidence in his players’ ability to avoid relegation and Foster joined his head coach in voicing his determination to prove the doubters wrong.

Asked about Moore’s comments, the Bulls winger said: “That was nice of him, that was a nice boost of confidence.

“It’s not what you want to hear but, to be honest, we as a group of players believe in ourselves. There’s no false belief here.”

Foster said a sense of injustice was fuelling the Bulls’ bid to overcome their points penalty and stay in the top flight.

Victory at home against London Broncos tomorrow would take the Bulls to minus two points with 24 rounds remaining.

Foster added: “If we could get a fair crack of the whip and an even playing field, let’s have a dig.

“Every TV channel I put on and everything I read, it’s like the world is against us.

“Is it too much to ask to get a few people on our side every now and again?

“The other Super League clubs took money off us the other year and they shared it about. Points have been taken off us now, it’s like everyone is against us.

“But on the flip side, if we can pull it off it would be very special to rub it in people’s faces.

“It’s simple really. There’s no other way of going about it.

“You can start dragging your feet or crack on and that’s what we’ll do. If we can do something special, it would be brilliant. Just thinking about that now, it would be very satisfying.”

Arguably the Bulls’ lowest points of last season came against London as they were bundled out of the Challenge Cup at the Twickenham Stoop.

Tony Rea’s men then won at Odsal in Super League combat towards the end of the 2013 campaign.

But the Broncos have suffered a mass exodus since the end of last season and Rea has been forced to embark on a major rebuild of his squad.

Anything less than victory is unthinkable for the Bulls tomorrow and Foster is in bullish mood.

“Sunday is a big opportunity,” he added.

“Don’t get me wrong, it would be better if we’d not had six points taken off, but it gives us that extra motivation to go out there and prove people wrong.

“Franny has already said that if we get two wins, we can be level by the end of next week and to be honest I can’t see London and Wakefield getting anything from their next two games.

“So straight away I’m saying, ‘Another three weeks and we could be in front of you.’

“We’ve got to think positively because if we don’t then the people who come and watch us won’t.

“If we beat London and then go to Hull and win I can see it now, picking up the paper and people saying we’ll be all right again.”

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8:24am Sat 1 Mar 14

Ray Mac says...

Excellent attitude!
Excellent attitude! Ray Mac
  • Score: 18

8:48am Sat 1 Mar 14

THEMANOFSTEEL says...

Excellent attitude
Good luck to scrutes if he goes very loyal player
Look at mullally would like him full time
Shane really he has been brilliant
I honestly don't see bradford having a team come next week
Unless a koukash is out there I honestly can't see anybody who can afford to run the club
The debt is ridiculous
Excellent attitude Good luck to scrutes if he goes very loyal player Look at mullally would like him full time Shane really he has been brilliant I honestly don't see bradford having a team come next week Unless a koukash is out there I honestly can't see anybody who can afford to run the club The debt is ridiculous THEMANOFSTEEL
  • Score: -7

9:09am Sat 1 Mar 14

Bowlingboy says...

I hope we live to proove a fly in super leagues ointment for the rest of the year.
Paul Cullen pfffft! WHO IS HE?
I hope we live to proove a fly in super leagues ointment for the rest of the year. Paul Cullen pfffft! WHO IS HE? Bowlingboy
  • Score: 5

9:10am Sat 1 Mar 14

raisemeup says...

Must thank all our Players and Staff and supporters. No Club should have to go through what Bradford has, not once but twice. I have read all the things Wakefield went through, and it wasn't half as much as we have been through.It has been mishandled badly by the RFL as well as other parties.However, as Foster says, let's keep the faith and all turn out to support our Club on Sunday - it isn't over till the FAT LADY sings, as Stevo would say.
Must thank all our Players and Staff and supporters. No Club should have to go through what Bradford has, not once but twice. I have read all the things Wakefield went through, and it wasn't half as much as we have been through.It has been mishandled badly by the RFL as well as other parties.However, as Foster says, let's keep the faith and all turn out to support our Club on Sunday - it isn't over till the FAT LADY sings, as Stevo would say. raisemeup
  • Score: 7

9:54am Sat 1 Mar 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

The only way Wakefield will stay up this year is if the Bulls fold.They know that,hence the reason for signing Bulls players.Says a lot about Agars confidence in his players and coaching.No matter they will not be around come next season.As another poster how will their finances be at the end of this season.We shall see.
The only way Wakefield will stay up this year is if the Bulls fold.They know that,hence the reason for signing Bulls players.Says a lot about Agars confidence in his players and coaching.No matter they will not be around come next season.As another poster how will their finances be at the end of this season.We shall see. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 5

10:41am Sat 1 Mar 14

vikksy says...

C'mon Jaime you have hundreds with you, the Bulls fans
C'mon Jaime you have hundreds with you, the Bulls fans vikksy
  • Score: 9

11:28am Sat 1 Mar 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

Can't see many vultures circling over Foster. He will now realise how cr*p he is when he is still here with the dross.
Can't see many vultures circling over Foster. He will now realise how cr*p he is when he is still here with the dross. Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: -10

12:49pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Inki60 says...

vikksy wrote:
C'mon Jaime you have hundreds with you, the Bulls fans
Good luck to you all tomorrow,we are all with you get in there and show them what Bradford's got👏👍
[quote][p][bold]vikksy[/bold] wrote: C'mon Jaime you have hundreds with you, the Bulls fans[/p][/quote]Good luck to you all tomorrow,we are all with you get in there and show them what Bradford's got👏👍 Inki60
  • Score: 6

1:27pm Sat 1 Mar 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Rhino,
Hows the weather down your way in Alhaurin.Bit dull and cloudy here in Murcia,a bit like your brain.Did you manage to get to Perpignan last night to see your beloved Rhinos?Probably not,as I doubt whether you have ever been to Headingley.By the way why are you bothered about the Bulls and the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.Oh,I know,you used to live in Bradford.
Rhino, Hows the weather down your way in Alhaurin.Bit dull and cloudy here in Murcia,a bit like your brain.Did you manage to get to Perpignan last night to see your beloved Rhinos?Probably not,as I doubt whether you have ever been to Headingley.By the way why are you bothered about the Bulls and the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.Oh,I know,you used to live in Bradford. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 2

1:34pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Ryanbulls says...

come on you bulls, we are tougher than any club in SL!
come on you bulls, we are tougher than any club in SL! Ryanbulls
  • Score: 2

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