Bradford Bulls: Loss of Wigan Warriors loanee Greg Burke leads to prop shortage

Chev Walker is likely to be used as a front-rower against the Giants

Chev Walker is likely to be used as a front-rower against the Giants

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

The loss through injury of Wigan loanee Greg Burke has left Bulls coach Francis Cummins desperately short of props heading into this weekend’s home clash with Huddersfield.

Burke dislocated his shoulder on his debut in last Friday’s 44-16 defeat at Hull and is facing nearly two months on the sidelines.

On-loan Giants forward Anthony Mullally is ineligible to face his parent club under the terms of his loan.

That has left Cummins two props short and he looks set to use Chev Walker as a front-rower along with Manase Manuokafoa and Adam Sidlow on Sunday.

Meanwhile, all bids for the Bulls must be tabled to the administrator and the RFL by close of play tomorrow.

Marc Green, managing director of Leeds-based Safeguard Security Group, is in the running to take control of the club.

OK Bulls Limited took out a debenture with Green’s firm on September 30 as part of a loan agreement for a sum in excess of £150,000 and the club's assets were listed as security on the loan.

Green then called the loan in, leading to David Wilson, of Leeds-based DFW Associates, being appointed administrator of the club’s former holding company on January 31.

Rival bidders include representatives from Bradford Park Avenue, Bradford City, London-based businessman Richard Lamb and former owner Omar Khan.

It is understood that associates of Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash have also made enquiries about the Bulls but it remains to be seen whether they will table a formal offer.

An announcement on the successful bidder could be made before Sunday’s game with Huddersfield.

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7:36am Wed 12 Mar 14

bradfordbronco says...

Can't really Koukash's brother as being interested. I'm sure we would have heard from him if he's anything like Dr Koukash. Unless he's the shy retiring one of the family
Can't really Koukash's brother as being interested. I'm sure we would have heard from him if he's anything like Dr Koukash. Unless he's the shy retiring one of the family bradfordbronco
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8:59am Wed 12 Mar 14

robw93 says...

Thought Ferguson was due to be back this weekend aswell? At a stretch, Purtell could play a bit of second row, and maybe Luke George could slot in at centre
Thought Ferguson was due to be back this weekend aswell? At a stretch, Purtell could play a bit of second row, and maybe Luke George could slot in at centre robw93
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9:07am Wed 12 Mar 14

Ray Mac says...

When you are limited in attack then stack up in defence, simply tackle and don't try to win the forwards battle, if you stop them scoring then we have a chance.
When you are limited in attack then stack up in defence, simply tackle and don't try to win the forwards battle, if you stop them scoring then we have a chance. Ray Mac
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9:37am Wed 12 Mar 14

bullybullman says...

Lets be honest were limited full stop ! patch up a side Franny & lets give it a shot. I hope we get a new owner sorted this week we cant go on like this.
Lets be honest were limited full stop ! patch up a side Franny & lets give it a shot. I hope we get a new owner sorted this week we cant go on like this. bullybullman
  • Score: 5

9:52am Wed 12 Mar 14

Videoref says...

Does this mean as Marc Green gets the club for nothing (albeit he is owed £150k) and thus pays off at least 1 creditor automatically?
Can't believe they are even considering another offer from Omar Khan after the debacle of last 12 months- what happened to fit and proper person etc?
As for Sunday, what's happened to Briggs? Why isn't he in the reckoning?
Does this mean as Marc Green gets the club for nothing (albeit he is owed £150k) and thus pays off at least 1 creditor automatically? Can't believe they are even considering another offer from Omar Khan after the debacle of last 12 months- what happened to fit and proper person etc? As for Sunday, what's happened to Briggs? Why isn't he in the reckoning? Videoref
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9:56am Wed 12 Mar 14

Van Bellen's Baby says...

This might be a bit far-fetched but if Mr Marc Green called in his £150,000 loan to the club earlier than expected and with the assets of the club as security, it sound as if he is partly responsible for the current predicament and that wresting control of the club in those circumstances hardly makes him a knight in shining armour does it?
This might be a bit far-fetched but if Mr Marc Green called in his £150,000 loan to the club earlier than expected and with the assets of the club as security, it sound as if he is partly responsible for the current predicament and that wresting control of the club in those circumstances hardly makes him a knight in shining armour does it? Van Bellen's Baby
  • Score: 11

9:59am Wed 12 Mar 14

Videoref says...

Sorry meant Bridge not Briggs-predictive text or my typing-not sure which!!!
Sorry meant Bridge not Briggs-predictive text or my typing-not sure which!!! Videoref
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10:03am Wed 12 Mar 14

Videoref says...

Van Bellen's Baby wrote:
This might be a bit far-fetched but if Mr Marc Green called in his £150,000 loan to the club earlier than expected and with the assets of the club as security, it sound as if he is partly responsible for the current predicament and that wresting control of the club in those circumstances hardly makes him a knight in shining armour does it?
As I thought-doesn't he technically already own at least part of the club then via his charge on the assets?
Oh what tangled webs......
[quote][p][bold]Van Bellen's Baby[/bold] wrote: This might be a bit far-fetched but if Mr Marc Green called in his £150,000 loan to the club earlier than expected and with the assets of the club as security, it sound as if he is partly responsible for the current predicament and that wresting control of the club in those circumstances hardly makes him a knight in shining armour does it?[/p][/quote]As I thought-doesn't he technically already own at least part of the club then via his charge on the assets? Oh what tangled webs...... Videoref
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11:59am Wed 12 Mar 14

nosher says...

robw93 wrote:
Thought Ferguson was due to be back this weekend aswell? At a stretch, Purtell could play a bit of second row, and maybe Luke George could slot in at centre
Dont believe Ferguson will ever play in super league for us. I think OK needs ceritfying.
[quote][p][bold]robw93[/bold] wrote: Thought Ferguson was due to be back this weekend aswell? At a stretch, Purtell could play a bit of second row, and maybe Luke George could slot in at centre[/p][/quote]Dont believe Ferguson will ever play in super league for us. I think OK needs ceritfying. nosher
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12:47pm Wed 12 Mar 14

axelf1963 says...

Do you know something we don't pal ?
Do you know something we don't pal ? axelf1963
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1:24pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bull110 says...

Videoref wrote:
Van Bellen's Baby wrote:
This might be a bit far-fetched but if Mr Marc Green called in his £150,000 loan to the club earlier than expected and with the assets of the club as security, it sound as if he is partly responsible for the current predicament and that wresting control of the club in those circumstances hardly makes him a knight in shining armour does it?
As I thought-doesn't he technically already own at least part of the club then via his charge on the assets?
Oh what tangled webs......
Doubt that there will be any tangible assets that would relate to his debt being available so basically there would be nothing for him to own - if it was a creditor for say stock in the shop then they could take the stock back as being unpaid for - if they could get it out of the shop that is.
[quote][p][bold]Videoref[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Van Bellen's Baby[/bold] wrote: This might be a bit far-fetched but if Mr Marc Green called in his £150,000 loan to the club earlier than expected and with the assets of the club as security, it sound as if he is partly responsible for the current predicament and that wresting control of the club in those circumstances hardly makes him a knight in shining armour does it?[/p][/quote]As I thought-doesn't he technically already own at least part of the club then via his charge on the assets? Oh what tangled webs......[/p][/quote]Doubt that there will be any tangible assets that would relate to his debt being available so basically there would be nothing for him to own - if it was a creditor for say stock in the shop then they could take the stock back as being unpaid for - if they could get it out of the shop that is. Bull110
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2:44pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bowlingboy says...

Is there anyone Omar Khan didn't borrow money off?
Is there anyone Omar Khan didn't borrow money off? Bowlingboy
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3:02pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Odsal Man says...

nosher wrote:
robw93 wrote:
Thought Ferguson was due to be back this weekend aswell? At a stretch, Purtell could play a bit of second row, and maybe Luke George could slot in at centre
Dont believe Ferguson will ever play in super league for us. I think OK needs ceritfying.
Yes, it's another Danny Sculthorpe type situation. You've got to feel for the lad.
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]robw93[/bold] wrote: Thought Ferguson was due to be back this weekend aswell? At a stretch, Purtell could play a bit of second row, and maybe Luke George could slot in at centre[/p][/quote]Dont believe Ferguson will ever play in super league for us. I think OK needs ceritfying.[/p][/quote]Yes, it's another Danny Sculthorpe type situation. You've got to feel for the lad. Odsal Man
  • Score: 1

3:50pm Wed 12 Mar 14

BD16 says...

Bowlingboy wrote:
Is there anyone Omar Khan didn't borrow money off?
Gerry Sutcliffe?
[quote][p][bold]Bowlingboy[/bold] wrote: Is there anyone Omar Khan didn't borrow money off?[/p][/quote]Gerry Sutcliffe? BD16
  • Score: 3

5:29pm Wed 12 Mar 14

raisemeup says...

Should anyone wishing to put a positive spin on this?
let me know, as I'm going to lie down in a darkened room????
Should anyone wishing to put a positive spin on this? let me know, as I'm going to lie down in a darkened room???? raisemeup
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8:38pm Wed 12 Mar 14

oddshapedballs says...

I wish o.k would f.o and stick to his kebabs. I for one will never visit one of his places again
I wish o.k would f.o and stick to his kebabs. I for one will never visit one of his places again oddshapedballs
  • Score: 1

9:39pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Milo08 says...

What's with Ferguson then?
What's with Ferguson then? Milo08
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