Bradford Bulls: Outrage at points penalty must act as spur, says Jamie Foster

Being docked six points angered Jamie Foster

Being docked six points angered Jamie Foster

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

Jamie Foster insists the Bulls must keep reminding themselves about the perceived injustice of their points deduction as they bid to stay in Super League.

Bradford entered administration for the second time in less than two years on January 31 and were docked six points as punishment.

Although new owners could be in place by the end of this week, Foster is aggrieved that Francis Cummins’ squad have been made to pay for circumstances beyond their control.

The Bulls winger said: “I remember the anger I felt when I first got told about us being docked six points.

“It’s easy to forget and cool down after a couple of weeks but I believe this points penalty is something we have to keep reminding ourselves of.

“At the end of the day, someone out there made a decision that they’re going to take six points off us but it’s unfair.

“I understand what has gone on behind the scenes but to punish players – especially when you think that livelihoods are at stake – is a massive call.

“Those points have been taken away from us and we have got to use that as added motivation.

“I know it’s a big call but it’s about payback and revenge against all those other clubs who shared the money out when we needed it.

“All those things mount up and we need to remember that – but we’re pulling in the same direction and that can only help us.”

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8:36am Tue 11 Mar 14

danger mouse says...

Cracking story Mr Heppenstall! Keep up the good work.
Cracking story Mr Heppenstall! Keep up the good work. danger mouse
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9:59am Tue 11 Mar 14

axelf1963 says...

Get on with it and stop blaming everyone else.
Get on with it and stop blaming everyone else. axelf1963
  • Score: -20

10:19am Tue 11 Mar 14

Sheffieldbull says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Get on with it and stop blaming everyone else.
What are you suggesting here ‘Sticky’ that he debunks like some other lesser players / men have done in the past? Haven't you got some 'support' garments to wash today?
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Get on with it and stop blaming everyone else.[/p][/quote]What are you suggesting here ‘Sticky’ that he debunks like some other lesser players / men have done in the past? Haven't you got some 'support' garments to wash today? Sheffieldbull
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12:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

BierleyBoy says...

Foster should be telling Bulls fans not to spend money in Omar Khan's eateries & not to vote for Sutcliffe in the 2015 general election. They are the reason why the club is in a mess and they should be punished.
Foster should be telling Bulls fans not to spend money in Omar Khan's eateries & not to vote for Sutcliffe in the 2015 general election. They are the reason why the club is in a mess and they should be punished. BierleyBoy
  • Score: 15

1:09pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

BierleyBoy wrote:
Foster should be telling Bulls fans not to spend money in Omar Khan's eateries & not to vote for Sutcliffe in the 2015 general election. They are the reason why the club is in a mess and they should be punished.
Word on the street is OK is involved in a bid to take control of the club. I seriously can't see this happening but this is the Bulls and nothing suprises me these days.
[quote][p][bold]BierleyBoy[/bold] wrote: Foster should be telling Bulls fans not to spend money in Omar Khan's eateries & not to vote for Sutcliffe in the 2015 general election. They are the reason why the club is in a mess and they should be punished.[/p][/quote]Word on the street is OK is involved in a bid to take control of the club. I seriously can't see this happening but this is the Bulls and nothing suprises me these days. Thee Voice of Reason
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3:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

grafter1980 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
BierleyBoy wrote:
Foster should be telling Bulls fans not to spend money in Omar Khan's eateries & not to vote for Sutcliffe in the 2015 general election. They are the reason why the club is in a mess and they should be punished.
Word on the street is OK is involved in a bid to take control of the club. I seriously can't see this happening but this is the Bulls and nothing suprises me these days.
Put's Sutcliffe in a tricky position, company he was a director of then sailing very close to wind re Pheonixing, particually if some of debt are to HMRC.
Surely the Khan idea is he's one of the creditors ( and also there is the council loan issue) more chance of getting some money back and stringing council along as long as he is involved in the club.

It appear the initial plan was Khan/ Sutcliffe et al disappear and Whitcut sorts out getting anything he's put in back ( said as much in the T&A). Khan being involved again is just a rehash of this plan

As someone mention the other day where are the funds from the at least 3000 season ticket sales. Which would have been safely in the bank account just before the resignation of Sutcliffe/Khan?

Also fit and proper test?

As mentioned above Foster is blaming the wrong people, deal tabled by Khan/Sutcliffe was withhold sky money ( ie buying club with its own money- which Moore has been pillared for?) The rfl had to share it out somehow or they would have appeared to be acting in own interests.

If RFL have advanced most of the extra £400k already to pay wages then a rought estimate must be ontop of the rumored £1m debt, something near at least another £1m will be racked up by the playoffs?

Glad to see he health has improved
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BierleyBoy[/bold] wrote: Foster should be telling Bulls fans not to spend money in Omar Khan's eateries & not to vote for Sutcliffe in the 2015 general election. They are the reason why the club is in a mess and they should be punished.[/p][/quote]Word on the street is OK is involved in a bid to take control of the club. I seriously can't see this happening but this is the Bulls and nothing suprises me these days.[/p][/quote]Put's Sutcliffe in a tricky position, company he was a director of then sailing very close to wind re Pheonixing, particually if some of debt are to HMRC. Surely the Khan idea is he's one of the creditors ( and also there is the council loan issue) more chance of getting some money back and stringing council along as long as he is involved in the club. It appear the initial plan was Khan/ Sutcliffe et al disappear and Whitcut sorts out getting anything he's put in back ( said as much in the T&A). Khan being involved again is just a rehash of this plan As someone mention the other day where are the funds from the at least 3000 season ticket sales. Which would have been safely in the bank account just before the resignation of Sutcliffe/Khan? Also fit and proper test? As mentioned above Foster is blaming the wrong people, deal tabled by Khan/Sutcliffe was withhold sky money ( ie buying club with its own money- which Moore has been pillared for?) The rfl had to share it out somehow or they would have appeared to be acting in own interests. If RFL have advanced most of the extra £400k already to pay wages then a rought estimate must be ontop of the rumored £1m debt, something near at least another £1m will be racked up by the playoffs? Glad to see he health has improved grafter1980
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5:06pm Tue 11 Mar 14

axelf1963 says...

Sheffieldbull wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
Get on with it and stop blaming everyone else.
What are you suggesting here ‘Sticky’ that he debunks like some other lesser players / men have done in the past? Haven't you got some 'support' garments to wash today?
Get over it they did what is best for their families NOT what will make YOU happy
[quote][p][bold]Sheffieldbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Get on with it and stop blaming everyone else.[/p][/quote]What are you suggesting here ‘Sticky’ that he debunks like some other lesser players / men have done in the past? Haven't you got some 'support' garments to wash today?[/p][/quote]Get over it they did what is best for their families NOT what will make YOU happy axelf1963
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7:36pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Sheffieldbull says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Sheffieldbull wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
Get on with it and stop blaming everyone else.
What are you suggesting here ‘Sticky’ that he debunks like some other lesser players / men have done in the past? Haven't you got some 'support' garments to wash today?
Get over it they did what is best for their families NOT what will make YOU happy
You could make me happy 'sticky'...... by doing one pet!
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheffieldbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Get on with it and stop blaming everyone else.[/p][/quote]What are you suggesting here ‘Sticky’ that he debunks like some other lesser players / men have done in the past? Haven't you got some 'support' garments to wash today?[/p][/quote]Get over it they did what is best for their families NOT what will make YOU happy[/p][/quote]You could make me happy 'sticky'...... by doing one pet! Sheffieldbull
  • Score: -1

9:35pm Tue 11 Mar 14

axelf1963 says...

You could make me happy............ Support the eagles your local club.
You could make me happy............ Support the eagles your local club. axelf1963
  • Score: 0

11:41pm Wed 12 Mar 14

BierleyBoy says...

grafter1980 wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
BierleyBoy wrote:
Foster should be telling Bulls fans not to spend money in Omar Khan's eateries & not to vote for Sutcliffe in the 2015 general election. They are the reason why the club is in a mess and they should be punished.
Word on the street is OK is involved in a bid to take control of the club. I seriously can't see this happening but this is the Bulls and nothing suprises me these days.
Put's Sutcliffe in a tricky position, company he was a director of then sailing very close to wind re Pheonixing, particually if some of debt are to HMRC.
Surely the Khan idea is he's one of the creditors ( and also there is the council loan issue) more chance of getting some money back and stringing council along as long as he is involved in the club.

It appear the initial plan was Khan/ Sutcliffe et al disappear and Whitcut sorts out getting anything he's put in back ( said as much in the T&A). Khan being involved again is just a rehash of this plan

As someone mention the other day where are the funds from the at least 3000 season ticket sales. Which would have been safely in the bank account just before the resignation of Sutcliffe/Khan?

Also fit and proper test?

As mentioned above Foster is blaming the wrong people, deal tabled by Khan/Sutcliffe was withhold sky money ( ie buying club with its own money- which Moore has been pillared for?) The rfl had to share it out somehow or they would have appeared to be acting in own interests.

If RFL have advanced most of the extra £400k already to pay wages then a rought estimate must be ontop of the rumored £1m debt, something near at least another £1m will be racked up by the playoffs?

Glad to see he health has improved
OK Bulls are being liquidated. The talk of Khan being anywhere near is plain daft.

RFL wouldn't allow him anywhere near. HMRC is being stiffed for £170k and council loan is in default to the tune of £150k

Sutcliffe thinks he has no responsibility for any of what has happened and believes RFL should have paid tax bill.

Whitcut was left in there by Khan to take the blame for the mess whilst taking out as much money as he could to cut Khan's losses. The £180k loan from SSG set against business assets being as prime example.

Because it's being liquidated, there will never be any accounts published so it will never be known where all the money went.

Sutcliffe is claiming Khan lost £1.2m in the space of 12 months.
[quote][p][bold]grafter1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BierleyBoy[/bold] wrote: Foster should be telling Bulls fans not to spend money in Omar Khan's eateries & not to vote for Sutcliffe in the 2015 general election. They are the reason why the club is in a mess and they should be punished.[/p][/quote]Word on the street is OK is involved in a bid to take control of the club. I seriously can't see this happening but this is the Bulls and nothing suprises me these days.[/p][/quote]Put's Sutcliffe in a tricky position, company he was a director of then sailing very close to wind re Pheonixing, particually if some of debt are to HMRC. Surely the Khan idea is he's one of the creditors ( and also there is the council loan issue) more chance of getting some money back and stringing council along as long as he is involved in the club. It appear the initial plan was Khan/ Sutcliffe et al disappear and Whitcut sorts out getting anything he's put in back ( said as much in the T&A). Khan being involved again is just a rehash of this plan As someone mention the other day where are the funds from the at least 3000 season ticket sales. Which would have been safely in the bank account just before the resignation of Sutcliffe/Khan? Also fit and proper test? As mentioned above Foster is blaming the wrong people, deal tabled by Khan/Sutcliffe was withhold sky money ( ie buying club with its own money- which Moore has been pillared for?) The rfl had to share it out somehow or they would have appeared to be acting in own interests. If RFL have advanced most of the extra £400k already to pay wages then a rought estimate must be ontop of the rumored £1m debt, something near at least another £1m will be racked up by the playoffs? Glad to see he health has improved[/p][/quote]OK Bulls are being liquidated. The talk of Khan being anywhere near is plain daft. RFL wouldn't allow him anywhere near. HMRC is being stiffed for £170k and council loan is in default to the tune of £150k Sutcliffe thinks he has no responsibility for any of what has happened and believes RFL should have paid tax bill. Whitcut was left in there by Khan to take the blame for the mess whilst taking out as much money as he could to cut Khan's losses. The £180k loan from SSG set against business assets being as prime example. Because it's being liquidated, there will never be any accounts published so it will never be known where all the money went. Sutcliffe is claiming Khan lost £1.2m in the space of 12 months. BierleyBoy
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