Former Bradford Bulls chief executive Abi Ekoku behind Lamb bid

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Abi Ekoku Abi Ekoku

Abi Ekoku could return to the Bulls as chairman after it was revealed he is backing the London-based consortium seeking to take control of the club.

Ekoku, who was a winger in his playing days with London Broncos, Halifax and Bradford, previously worked as Bulls chief executive.

He was also chairman of the Rugby League Players' Association and served as Great Britain team manager, but it has now been revealed he is behind the group being fronted by Richard Lamb.

As part of the consortium's bid, Ekoku is being lined up as the Bulls' new chairman, at least on an interim basis, and a decision on which offer Leeds-based administrator David Wilson will accept is imminent.

An announcement is expected tomorrow at the latest.

Meanwhile, Bulls coach Francis Cummins has expressed his "disappointment and frustration" at Chev Walker being handed a one-match ban.

The former Hull KR man was fined £300 after being found guilty of striking Luke Robinson during the home defeat to Huddersfield, so will now miss the trip to his old club this weekend.

The outcome of Walker's disciplinary hearing seemed harsh to say the least, particularly in the light of incidents earlier in the season which saw Wigan full back Matty Bowen escape a suspension for a high and late tackle on Huddersfield’s Scott Grix.

St Helens forward Sia Soliola’s challenge on Warrington’s Michael Monaghan at the Halliwell Jones Stadium also went unpunished last month.

Cummins admitted: “I’m disappointed and frustrated because it was a careless act by Chev but certainly nothing more than that.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:50am Thu 20 Mar 14

Loyalbull1981 says...

is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least Loyalbull1981
  • Score: 3

10:51am Thu 20 Mar 14

Shipley Paul says...

Abi was always a capable CEO at Bulls and knows the game inside out. Hopefully it's all beginning to look more credible. Chev's ban confirms the inconsistency regularly displayed by the RFL!
Abi was always a capable CEO at Bulls and knows the game inside out. Hopefully it's all beginning to look more credible. Chev's ban confirms the inconsistency regularly displayed by the RFL! Shipley Paul
  • Score: 18

10:57am Thu 20 Mar 14

Bone_idle18 says...

This is a good sign - the Lamb bid is looking like a winner.

Oh...if Mike Strutter would like to comment on his statement that this consortium has no interest in rugby. Even Richard Lamb has said he's still like to be involved, even if his bit is not chosen.

Not sure if Strutter is a disgruntled Sweaty sox fan or a brain dead Rhino!
This is a good sign - the Lamb bid is looking like a winner. Oh...if Mike Strutter would like to comment on his statement that this consortium has no interest in rugby. Even Richard Lamb has said he's still like to be involved, even if his bit is not chosen. Not sure if Strutter is a disgruntled Sweaty sox fan or a brain dead Rhino! Bone_idle18
  • Score: 9

11:08am Thu 20 Mar 14

Mr Capp says...

The latter!
The latter! Mr Capp
  • Score: 8

11:13am Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Loyalbull1981 wrote:
is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
[quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -9

11:29am Thu 20 Mar 14

mines a pint says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote:
is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR

Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation

As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver

He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly)

Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing

Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman mines a pint
  • Score: 18

11:35am Thu 20 Mar 14

Van Bellen's Baby says...

Loyalbull1981 wrote:
is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
CEO is the same as Managing Director (I think they are just American v British names for the same thing). Chairman is a different role and, as the title suggests, he/she chairs the board of directors (of which the CEO is usually one of the members).
[quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]CEO is the same as Managing Director (I think they are just American v British names for the same thing). Chairman is a different role and, as the title suggests, he/she chairs the board of directors (of which the CEO is usually one of the members). Van Bellen's Baby
  • Score: 9

12:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

hunsworthbull says...

Rfl know we are struggling with forwards so why not make it harder for us by giving Chev a match ban. They are doing their best to ruin the Bulls, wouldn't be surprised if London are near the bottom at the end of July they start winning games to keep them up like when Wigan was at the bottom when Noble went there. Me thinks Super League is DODGY
Rfl know we are struggling with forwards so why not make it harder for us by giving Chev a match ban. They are doing their best to ruin the Bulls, wouldn't be surprised if London are near the bottom at the end of July they start winning games to keep them up like when Wigan was at the bottom when Noble went there. Me thinks Super League is DODGY hunsworthbull
  • Score: 6

12:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Andy2010 says...

Van Bellen's Baby wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote:
is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
CEO is the same as Managing Director (I think they are just American v British names for the same thing). Chairman is a different role and, as the title suggests, he/she chairs the board of directors (of which the CEO is usually one of the members).
Exactly right although a Chairman is there generally to ensure the board of directors (or Executive Officers) are working to the best of their ability and in the interests of the business.

As for the day to day running though the Chairman is effectively powerless and has nothing to do with it
[quote][p][bold]Van Bellen's Baby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]CEO is the same as Managing Director (I think they are just American v British names for the same thing). Chairman is a different role and, as the title suggests, he/she chairs the board of directors (of which the CEO is usually one of the members).[/p][/quote]Exactly right although a Chairman is there generally to ensure the board of directors (or Executive Officers) are working to the best of their ability and in the interests of the business. As for the day to day running though the Chairman is effectively powerless and has nothing to do with it Andy2010
  • Score: 4

12:34pm Thu 20 Mar 14

northern pig says...

The last i heard about Abi was that he was working for a media company down the road from the showcase cinema.'' Working'' not owning another Mr no dosh!!!!
The last i heard about Abi was that he was working for a media company down the road from the showcase cinema.'' Working'' not owning another Mr no dosh!!!! northern pig
  • Score: 2

12:36pm Thu 20 Mar 14

raisemeup says...

That would be great, we would have two good people with Abi and Robbie
steering our Club forward. COYB
That would be great, we would have two good people with Abi and Robbie steering our Club forward. COYB raisemeup
  • Score: 10

12:44pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Bowlingboy says...

i hope Abi makes a better executive than winger he was useless.
i hope Abi makes a better executive than winger he was useless. Bowlingboy
  • Score: 2

12:47pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Andy2010 says...

raisemeup wrote:
That would be great, we would have two good people with Abi and Robbie
steering our Club forward. COYB
Robbie...seriously !!

The guy is useless and clueless. He hasn't a clue about running the club as a business. He talent should be moved to coaching as he simply does not the business acumen to continue in the role.

He showed this when even tin pot businessmen such as Moore and Calvert effectively controlled his every move
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: That would be great, we would have two good people with Abi and Robbie steering our Club forward. COYB[/p][/quote]Robbie...seriously !! The guy is useless and clueless. He hasn't a clue about running the club as a business. He talent should be moved to coaching as he simply does not the business acumen to continue in the role. He showed this when even tin pot businessmen such as Moore and Calvert effectively controlled his every move Andy2010
  • Score: -14

12:51pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players.
After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
[quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -1

12:54pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Gary Robo says...

I am not sure why anybody is overly concerned about specifics such as CEO / Chairman etc. And then you also get the negative posters spouting on about who's got money and who hasn't. They bottom line is - that those who are investing money need to have the funds. Those who are carrying out a different role in the club need to have the necessary skills to carry out that function. Abi Ekoko , Robbie Paul etc - are supposedly bring to the table skills which are deemed necessary. They aren't the money people so for you idiot posters who come on here and intention is solely to knock the Bulls and anybody trying to do positive things for them - why don't you just get a life and stop wasting valuable space on this site.
I am not sure why anybody is overly concerned about specifics such as CEO / Chairman etc. And then you also get the negative posters spouting on about who's got money and who hasn't. They bottom line is - that those who are investing money need to have the funds. Those who are carrying out a different role in the club need to have the necessary skills to carry out that function. Abi Ekoko , Robbie Paul etc - are supposedly bring to the table skills which are deemed necessary. They aren't the money people so for you idiot posters who come on here and intention is solely to knock the Bulls and anybody trying to do positive things for them - why don't you just get a life and stop wasting valuable space on this site. Gary Robo
  • Score: 13

1:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Parz says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
Perhaps not, but whoever comes in would be daft to dump Robbie and Franny. If there was any one way to instantly p*ss off the fans, that would be it.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.[/p][/quote]Perhaps not, but whoever comes in would be daft to dump Robbie and Franny. If there was any one way to instantly p*ss off the fans, that would be it. Parz
  • Score: 16

1:03pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ever positive says...

Gary Robo wrote:
I am not sure why anybody is overly concerned about specifics such as CEO / Chairman etc. And then you also get the negative posters spouting on about who's got money and who hasn't. They bottom line is - that those who are investing money need to have the funds. Those who are carrying out a different role in the club need to have the necessary skills to carry out that function. Abi Ekoko , Robbie Paul etc - are supposedly bring to the table skills which are deemed necessary. They aren't the money people so for you idiot posters who come on here and intention is solely to knock the Bulls and anybody trying to do positive things for them - why don't you just get a life and stop wasting valuable space on this site.
Gary I don't think a lot of people on here have a life! COYB
[quote][p][bold]Gary Robo[/bold] wrote: I am not sure why anybody is overly concerned about specifics such as CEO / Chairman etc. And then you also get the negative posters spouting on about who's got money and who hasn't. They bottom line is - that those who are investing money need to have the funds. Those who are carrying out a different role in the club need to have the necessary skills to carry out that function. Abi Ekoko , Robbie Paul etc - are supposedly bring to the table skills which are deemed necessary. They aren't the money people so for you idiot posters who come on here and intention is solely to knock the Bulls and anybody trying to do positive things for them - why don't you just get a life and stop wasting valuable space on this site.[/p][/quote]Gary I don't think a lot of people on here have a life! COYB Ever positive
  • Score: 4

1:04pm Thu 20 Mar 14

mines a pint says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players.
After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
THEY WERE MADE REDUNDANT THICKO

Robbie remains an employee & is covered by TUPE regulations which have sod all to do with the rfl

Robbie can be made redundant by the administrator prior to any new owner

After that the new owner must give him a job or make him redundant

With every post you expose yourself for the imbecile that you are
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.[/p][/quote]THEY WERE MADE REDUNDANT THICKO Robbie remains an employee & is covered by TUPE regulations which have sod all to do with the rfl Robbie can be made redundant by the administrator prior to any new owner After that the new owner must give him a job or make him redundant With every post you expose yourself for the imbecile that you are mines a pint
  • Score: 6

1:04pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Andy2010 says...

Parz wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
Perhaps not, but whoever comes in would be daft to dump Robbie and Franny. If there was any one way to instantly p*ss off the fans, that would be it.
Franny totally agree with but Robbie should be moved to work under Franny coaching and taken out of the day to day running of the club as he just doesnt have the know how
[quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.[/p][/quote]Perhaps not, but whoever comes in would be daft to dump Robbie and Franny. If there was any one way to instantly p*ss off the fans, that would be it.[/p][/quote]Franny totally agree with but Robbie should be moved to work under Franny coaching and taken out of the day to day running of the club as he just doesnt have the know how Andy2010
  • Score: -2

1:08pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Andy2010 says...

mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players.
After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
THEY WERE MADE REDUNDANT THICKO

Robbie remains an employee & is covered by TUPE regulations which have sod all to do with the rfl

Robbie can be made redundant by the administrator prior to any new owner

After that the new owner must give him a job or make him redundant

With every post you expose yourself for the imbecile that you are
Sorry but you are wrong my friend

As Robbie was on the "board" his role and position is not subject to TUPE law. The staff and players are covered as you have stated but due to his role he is now effectively out of a job. The new owners can reemploy him but only under a new contract which will reset his service time
[quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.[/p][/quote]THEY WERE MADE REDUNDANT THICKO Robbie remains an employee & is covered by TUPE regulations which have sod all to do with the rfl Robbie can be made redundant by the administrator prior to any new owner After that the new owner must give him a job or make him redundant With every post you expose yourself for the imbecile that you are[/p][/quote]Sorry but you are wrong my friend As Robbie was on the "board" his role and position is not subject to TUPE law. The staff and players are covered as you have stated but due to his role he is now effectively out of a job. The new owners can reemploy him but only under a new contract which will reset his service time Andy2010
  • Score: -1

1:11pm Thu 20 Mar 14

BCFC1911 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players.
After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
THEY WERE MADE REDUNDANT THICKO

Robbie remains an employee & is covered by TUPE regulations which have sod all to do with the rfl

Robbie can be made redundant by the administrator prior to any new owner

After that the new owner must give him a job or make him redundant

With every post you expose yourself for the imbecile that you are
Sorry but you are wrong my friend

As Robbie was on the "board" his role and position is not subject to TUPE law. The staff and players are covered as you have stated but due to his role he is now effectively out of a job. The new owners can reemploy him but only under a new contract which will reset his service time
HAHAHAHA OWNED !!!
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.[/p][/quote]THEY WERE MADE REDUNDANT THICKO Robbie remains an employee & is covered by TUPE regulations which have sod all to do with the rfl Robbie can be made redundant by the administrator prior to any new owner After that the new owner must give him a job or make him redundant With every post you expose yourself for the imbecile that you are[/p][/quote]Sorry but you are wrong my friend As Robbie was on the "board" his role and position is not subject to TUPE law. The staff and players are covered as you have stated but due to his role he is now effectively out of a job. The new owners can reemploy him but only under a new contract which will reset his service time[/p][/quote]HAHAHAHA OWNED !!! BCFC1911
  • Score: 2

1:11pm Thu 20 Mar 14

raisemeup says...

mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote:
is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR

Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation

As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver

He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly)

Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing

Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
You've got it right MAP.
The Chairman is a director either executive or non executive. The CEO is always a working executive.
So to TVOR Robbie is probably involved as before, but as a CEO which is what his role was before the administration.
It will largely depend on the purchaser and how they see the business developing.
If Abi does join the board we as a club, I would think will be delighted.

To answer those who say he hasn't any money, 1) How do they know that? 2) He doesn't need any money to take up the role, as we have been told he is only heading up the consortium?
3) This could mean his knowledge and experience is merely the conduit for the investor group, you don't need cash for that!

So come on you Bulls.
[quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]You've got it right MAP. The Chairman is a director either executive or non executive. The CEO is always a working executive. So to TVOR Robbie is probably involved as before, but as a CEO which is what his role was before the administration. It will largely depend on the purchaser and how they see the business developing. If Abi does join the board we as a club, I would think will be delighted. To answer those who say he hasn't any money, 1) How do they know that? 2) He doesn't need any money to take up the role, as we have been told he is only heading up the consortium? 3) This could mean his knowledge and experience is merely the conduit for the investor group, you don't need cash for that! So come on you Bulls. raisemeup
  • Score: 6

1:12pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Parz says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Parz wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
Perhaps not, but whoever comes in would be daft to dump Robbie and Franny. If there was any one way to instantly p*ss off the fans, that would be it.
Franny totally agree with but Robbie should be moved to work under Franny coaching and taken out of the day to day running of the club as he just doesnt have the know how
But to be fair to Robbie, what he's had to do (all the Deputy Director/CEO type stuff) isn't what he was brought here for. He's been a victim of cirmcumstance in that regard. He was brought here to deal with Marketing (per his degree and previous job at the Giants.) I imagine he'll have much more to offer once he's got the chance to do what he's good at.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.[/p][/quote]Perhaps not, but whoever comes in would be daft to dump Robbie and Franny. If there was any one way to instantly p*ss off the fans, that would be it.[/p][/quote]Franny totally agree with but Robbie should be moved to work under Franny coaching and taken out of the day to day running of the club as he just doesnt have the know how[/p][/quote]But to be fair to Robbie, what he's had to do (all the Deputy Director/CEO type stuff) isn't what he was brought here for. He's been a victim of cirmcumstance in that regard. He was brought here to deal with Marketing (per his degree and previous job at the Giants.) I imagine he'll have much more to offer once he's got the chance to do what he's good at. Parz
  • Score: 7

1:13pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Bulls2014 says...

Mandy Koukash WAS the way forward for the Bulls.
She has £££££ , better players = better results = bigger crowds= more money to keep the bulls in a stable position money wise .
As much as we should all be grateful for any bidder wanting to take over the Bulls ... for what reasons do they want the club ????
If Lamb and Ekoku win the bid, we WONT get any decent players if we survive next season!!!!!
Mandy was going to bring in new bodies this season to help the cause !!
Lamb may may the highest bidder to pay the debt in the words of the administrator , but going forward we can not go forward as a successful team .
Mandy Koukash WAS the way forward for the Bulls. She has £££££ , better players = better results = bigger crowds= more money to keep the bulls in a stable position money wise . As much as we should all be grateful for any bidder wanting to take over the Bulls ... for what reasons do they want the club ???? If Lamb and Ekoku win the bid, we WONT get any decent players if we survive next season!!!!! Mandy was going to bring in new bodies this season to help the cause !! Lamb may may the highest bidder to pay the debt in the words of the administrator , but going forward we can not go forward as a successful team . Bulls2014
  • Score: -7

1:16pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Shipley Paul says...

northern pig wrote:
The last i heard about Abi was that he was working for a media company down the road from the showcase cinema.'' Working'' not owning another Mr no dosh!!!!
Who did you hear that from? Do you have his personal bank statements? You've no more idea of what this consortium is all about than everyone else. The only ones who know are the administrator and the consortium.
[quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: The last i heard about Abi was that he was working for a media company down the road from the showcase cinema.'' Working'' not owning another Mr no dosh!!!![/p][/quote]Who did you hear that from? Do you have his personal bank statements? You've no more idea of what this consortium is all about than everyone else. The only ones who know are the administrator and the consortium. Shipley Paul
  • Score: 11

1:19pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Andy2010 says...

Parz wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Parz wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
Perhaps not, but whoever comes in would be daft to dump Robbie and Franny. If there was any one way to instantly p*ss off the fans, that would be it.
Franny totally agree with but Robbie should be moved to work under Franny coaching and taken out of the day to day running of the club as he just doesnt have the know how
But to be fair to Robbie, what he's had to do (all the Deputy Director/CEO type stuff) isn't what he was brought here for. He's been a victim of cirmcumstance in that regard. He was brought here to deal with Marketing (per his degree and previous job at the Giants.) I imagine he'll have much more to offer once he's got the chance to do what he's good at.
Yeah true and maybe he can succeed in a new role but still feel his strength lies in coaching rather than the boardroom

I have had the pleasure of attending meetings with him and honestly amongst people of the same level he really is out of his depth not just in knowledge but in persona as well
[quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.[/p][/quote]Perhaps not, but whoever comes in would be daft to dump Robbie and Franny. If there was any one way to instantly p*ss off the fans, that would be it.[/p][/quote]Franny totally agree with but Robbie should be moved to work under Franny coaching and taken out of the day to day running of the club as he just doesnt have the know how[/p][/quote]But to be fair to Robbie, what he's had to do (all the Deputy Director/CEO type stuff) isn't what he was brought here for. He's been a victim of cirmcumstance in that regard. He was brought here to deal with Marketing (per his degree and previous job at the Giants.) I imagine he'll have much more to offer once he's got the chance to do what he's good at.[/p][/quote]Yeah true and maybe he can succeed in a new role but still feel his strength lies in coaching rather than the boardroom I have had the pleasure of attending meetings with him and honestly amongst people of the same level he really is out of his depth not just in knowledge but in persona as well Andy2010
  • Score: -11

1:31pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Andy2010 wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
THEY WERE MADE REDUNDANT THICKO Robbie remains an employee & is covered by TUPE regulations which have sod all to do with the rfl Robbie can be made redundant by the administrator prior to any new owner After that the new owner must give him a job or make him redundant With every post you expose yourself for the imbecile that you are
Sorry but you are wrong my friend As Robbie was on the "board" his role and position is not subject to TUPE law. The staff and players are covered as you have stated but due to his role he is now effectively out of a job. The new owners can reemploy him but only under a new contract which will reset his service time
To make it simple for you.

Robbie Paul was made a director of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd on the 28/01/2014.

OK Bulls went into admin on the 31/01/2014 and everything was transferred across on that date.

So Robbie Paul was a director of the Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd before the transfer took place, therefore he was part of the company that took over the Bulls and will be seen as such.

He will not be simply transferred over to a new winning bid unless that winning bid want to employ him or make him a director.

By all means feel free to spout abuse to try and make your point valid, as it really adds to the debate on here.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.[/p][/quote]THEY WERE MADE REDUNDANT THICKO Robbie remains an employee & is covered by TUPE regulations which have sod all to do with the rfl Robbie can be made redundant by the administrator prior to any new owner After that the new owner must give him a job or make him redundant With every post you expose yourself for the imbecile that you are[/p][/quote]Sorry but you are wrong my friend As Robbie was on the "board" his role and position is not subject to TUPE law. The staff and players are covered as you have stated but due to his role he is now effectively out of a job. The new owners can reemploy him but only under a new contract which will reset his service time[/p][/quote]To make it simple for you. Robbie Paul was made a director of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd on the 28/01/2014. OK Bulls went into admin on the 31/01/2014 and everything was transferred across on that date. So Robbie Paul was a director of the Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd before the transfer took place, therefore he was part of the company that took over the Bulls and will be seen as such. He will not be simply transferred over to a new winning bid unless that winning bid want to employ him or make him a director. By all means feel free to spout abuse to try and make your point valid, as it really adds to the debate on here. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -1

1:39pm Thu 20 Mar 14

bully4us says...

A lot of guessing going here and people pretending they know the facts - along with the usual childish back biting which we always get on here.

I would be happy with Abi as chairman and Robbie reverting to commercial manager - as long as the other people in the consortium are the ones with the required funds to strengthen the squad quickly.

Why would Abi put himself forward if he knew they would be skint very quickly and he would then take the blame? He must have watched Hood, OK and MM get lambasted for heading a failing club and yet he still steps forward. He can't be that stupid if he knows the money isn't there.
Have these other investors asked him to be the chairman to oversee their investment?
A lot of guessing going here and people pretending they know the facts - along with the usual childish back biting which we always get on here. I would be happy with Abi as chairman and Robbie reverting to commercial manager - as long as the other people in the consortium are the ones with the required funds to strengthen the squad quickly. Why would Abi put himself forward if he knew they would be skint very quickly and he would then take the blame? He must have watched Hood, OK and MM get lambasted for heading a failing club and yet he still steps forward. He can't be that stupid if he knows the money isn't there. Have these other investors asked him to be the chairman to oversee their investment? bully4us
  • Score: 4

1:48pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Parz says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Parz wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Parz wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
Perhaps not, but whoever comes in would be daft to dump Robbie and Franny. If there was any one way to instantly p*ss off the fans, that would be it.
Franny totally agree with but Robbie should be moved to work under Franny coaching and taken out of the day to day running of the club as he just doesnt have the know how
But to be fair to Robbie, what he's had to do (all the Deputy Director/CEO type stuff) isn't what he was brought here for. He's been a victim of cirmcumstance in that regard. He was brought here to deal with Marketing (per his degree and previous job at the Giants.) I imagine he'll have much more to offer once he's got the chance to do what he's good at.
Yeah true and maybe he can succeed in a new role but still feel his strength lies in coaching rather than the boardroom I have had the pleasure of attending meetings with him and honestly amongst people of the same level he really is out of his depth not just in knowledge but in persona as well
Perhaps you're right, but then I think perhaps he aught to be given a chance to do what he's good at before being branded as, how did you put it, "useless and clueless". I'd be a useless and clueless airline pilot, but then again, that's not my job/profession.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.[/p][/quote]Perhaps not, but whoever comes in would be daft to dump Robbie and Franny. If there was any one way to instantly p*ss off the fans, that would be it.[/p][/quote]Franny totally agree with but Robbie should be moved to work under Franny coaching and taken out of the day to day running of the club as he just doesnt have the know how[/p][/quote]But to be fair to Robbie, what he's had to do (all the Deputy Director/CEO type stuff) isn't what he was brought here for. He's been a victim of cirmcumstance in that regard. He was brought here to deal with Marketing (per his degree and previous job at the Giants.) I imagine he'll have much more to offer once he's got the chance to do what he's good at.[/p][/quote]Yeah true and maybe he can succeed in a new role but still feel his strength lies in coaching rather than the boardroom I have had the pleasure of attending meetings with him and honestly amongst people of the same level he really is out of his depth not just in knowledge but in persona as well[/p][/quote]Perhaps you're right, but then I think perhaps he aught to be given a chance to do what he's good at before being branded as, how did you put it, "useless and clueless". I'd be a useless and clueless airline pilot, but then again, that's not my job/profession. Parz
  • Score: 5

1:52pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

raisemeup wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
You've got it right MAP. The Chairman is a director either executive or non executive. The CEO is always a working executive. So to TVOR Robbie is probably involved as before, but as a CEO which is what his role was before the administration. It will largely depend on the purchaser and how they see the business developing. If Abi does join the board we as a club, I would think will be delighted. To answer those who say he hasn't any money, 1) How do they know that? 2) He doesn't need any money to take up the role, as we have been told he is only heading up the consortium? 3) This could mean his knowledge and experience is merely the conduit for the investor group, you don't need cash for that! So come on you Bulls.
You've got Raisemeup's vote of approval which if anything will tell you that you are wrong as he usually is.
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]You've got it right MAP. The Chairman is a director either executive or non executive. The CEO is always a working executive. So to TVOR Robbie is probably involved as before, but as a CEO which is what his role was before the administration. It will largely depend on the purchaser and how they see the business developing. If Abi does join the board we as a club, I would think will be delighted. To answer those who say he hasn't any money, 1) How do they know that? 2) He doesn't need any money to take up the role, as we have been told he is only heading up the consortium? 3) This could mean his knowledge and experience is merely the conduit for the investor group, you don't need cash for that! So come on you Bulls.[/p][/quote]You've got Raisemeup's vote of approval which if anything will tell you that you are wrong as he usually is. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -2

3:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

northern pig says...

Shipley Paul wrote:
northern pig wrote:
The last i heard about Abi was that he was working for a media company down the road from the showcase cinema.'' Working'' not owning another Mr no dosh!!!!
Who did you hear that from? Do you have his personal bank statements? You've no more idea of what this consortium is all about than everyone else. The only ones who know are the administrator and the consortium.
No i have not seen his bank account but %100 percent right about his employment! On the issue of the consortium ,if they have so much to offer why is it taking longer to verify, than it took to elect the last POPE!! .I am not optimistic about it . I was in favour of the Koukash bid because we all Knew that Mandy was just a front but Mr k was the real deal. He his worth about a billion.I sincerely hope it works for the clubs sake cos It is the last throw of the dice.
[quote][p][bold]Shipley Paul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: The last i heard about Abi was that he was working for a media company down the road from the showcase cinema.'' Working'' not owning another Mr no dosh!!!![/p][/quote]Who did you hear that from? Do you have his personal bank statements? You've no more idea of what this consortium is all about than everyone else. The only ones who know are the administrator and the consortium.[/p][/quote]No i have not seen his bank account but %100 percent right about his employment! On the issue of the consortium ,if they have so much to offer why is it taking longer to verify, than it took to elect the last POPE!! .I am not optimistic about it . I was in favour of the Koukash bid because we all Knew that Mandy was just a front but Mr k was the real deal. He his worth about a billion.I sincerely hope it works for the clubs sake cos It is the last throw of the dice. northern pig
  • Score: 4

3:39pm Thu 20 Mar 14

raisemeup says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
raisemeup wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
You've got it right MAP. The Chairman is a director either executive or non executive. The CEO is always a working executive. So to TVOR Robbie is probably involved as before, but as a CEO which is what his role was before the administration. It will largely depend on the purchaser and how they see the business developing. If Abi does join the board we as a club, I would think will be delighted. To answer those who say he hasn't any money, 1) How do they know that? 2) He doesn't need any money to take up the role, as we have been told he is only heading up the consortium? 3) This could mean his knowledge and experience is merely the conduit for the investor group, you don't need cash for that! So come on you Bulls.
You've got Raisemeup's vote of approval which if anything will tell you that you are wrong as he usually is.
You forget that Bradford Bulls 2014 were not allowed to take over the company, it still being in administration from OK Bulls, and accordingly BB2014 never actually was a trading company, a Director in name only, perhaps.
But I couldn't be actually bothered to look it up, as that wasn't the question anyway. RHP is currently the CEO via the Administration I assume.
But once again that wasn't the issue in my reply.
But obliged to you for saying "usually wrong" if you had said "always" I would have been most upset.
Have you taken note MAP, never, ever let anyone agree with you in the Face of Olaf the magnificient, (the L is silent?)
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]You've got it right MAP. The Chairman is a director either executive or non executive. The CEO is always a working executive. So to TVOR Robbie is probably involved as before, but as a CEO which is what his role was before the administration. It will largely depend on the purchaser and how they see the business developing. If Abi does join the board we as a club, I would think will be delighted. To answer those who say he hasn't any money, 1) How do they know that? 2) He doesn't need any money to take up the role, as we have been told he is only heading up the consortium? 3) This could mean his knowledge and experience is merely the conduit for the investor group, you don't need cash for that! So come on you Bulls.[/p][/quote]You've got Raisemeup's vote of approval which if anything will tell you that you are wrong as he usually is.[/p][/quote]You forget that Bradford Bulls 2014 were not allowed to take over the company, it still being in administration from OK Bulls, and accordingly BB2014 never actually was a trading company, a Director in name only, perhaps. But I couldn't be actually bothered to look it up, as that wasn't the question anyway. RHP is currently the CEO via the Administration I assume. But once again that wasn't the issue in my reply. But obliged to you for saying "usually wrong" if you had said "always" I would have been most upset. Have you taken note MAP, never, ever let anyone agree with you in the Face of Olaf the magnificient, (the L is silent?) raisemeup
  • Score: 6

3:50pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Man From the Pru says...

Why don't you all talk about the post and what it will mean for the Bulls. Not who'll do what and why. Your like kids, TVOR, Andy the Tory, plus all the others. Grow up or get back in the play ground, where you belong. TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question, NOT.
Why don't you all talk about the post and what it will mean for the Bulls. Not who'll do what and why. Your like kids, TVOR, Andy the Tory, plus all the others. Grow up or get back in the play ground, where you belong. TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question, NOT. The Man From the Pru
  • Score: 10

3:57pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The Man From the Pru wrote:
Why don't you all talk about the post and what it will mean for the Bulls. Not who'll do what and why. Your like kids, TVOR, Andy the Tory, plus all the others. Grow up or get back in the play ground, where you belong. TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question, NOT.
I was responding to a comment made by another person. Then someone responded to me, so I responded to them.

Thats how things like this work. Just because you don't want to discuss it doesn't mean it shouldn't be discussed.
[quote][p][bold]The Man From the Pru[/bold] wrote: Why don't you all talk about the post and what it will mean for the Bulls. Not who'll do what and why. Your like kids, TVOR, Andy the Tory, plus all the others. Grow up or get back in the play ground, where you belong. TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question, NOT.[/p][/quote]I was responding to a comment made by another person. Then someone responded to me, so I responded to them. Thats how things like this work. Just because you don't want to discuss it doesn't mean it shouldn't be discussed. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -2

4:15pm Thu 20 Mar 14

raisemeup says...

The Man From the Pru wrote:
Why don't you all talk about the post and what it will mean for the Bulls. Not who'll do what and why. Your like kids, TVOR, Andy the Tory, plus all the others. Grow up or get back in the play ground, where you belong. TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question, NOT.
Absolutely right, I am admonished.
TVOR please take note. you need to say sorry I'm wrong or WAS wrong,

TFMP is usually worth listening to?
[quote][p][bold]The Man From the Pru[/bold] wrote: Why don't you all talk about the post and what it will mean for the Bulls. Not who'll do what and why. Your like kids, TVOR, Andy the Tory, plus all the others. Grow up or get back in the play ground, where you belong. TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question, NOT.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right, I am admonished. TVOR please take note. you need to say sorry I'm wrong or WAS wrong, TFMP is usually worth listening to? raisemeup
  • Score: 1

4:29pm Thu 20 Mar 14

bully4us says...

No, That's how things work in the playground - which is why the same few spend all day on here going along with it.

Miss, he said this so I said that and then he said this and so on. Ah, I want my mummy.

Kids do that not grown ups. For goodness sake!!
No, That's how things work in the playground - which is why the same few spend all day on here going along with it. Miss, he said this so I said that and then he said this and so on. Ah, I want my mummy. Kids do that not grown ups. For goodness sake!! bully4us
  • Score: 1

4:42pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Reading Bullette says...

Bulls2014 wrote:
Mandy Koukash WAS the way forward for the Bulls.
She has £££££ , better players = better results = bigger crowds= more money to keep the bulls in a stable position money wise .
As much as we should all be grateful for any bidder wanting to take over the Bulls ... for what reasons do they want the club ????
If Lamb and Ekoku win the bid, we WONT get any decent players if we survive next season!!!!!
Mandy was going to bring in new bodies this season to help the cause !!
Lamb may may the highest bidder to pay the debt in the words of the administrator , but going forward we can not go forward as a successful team .
So you know all this for definite do you?
[quote][p][bold]Bulls2014[/bold] wrote: Mandy Koukash WAS the way forward for the Bulls. She has £££££ , better players = better results = bigger crowds= more money to keep the bulls in a stable position money wise . As much as we should all be grateful for any bidder wanting to take over the Bulls ... for what reasons do they want the club ???? If Lamb and Ekoku win the bid, we WONT get any decent players if we survive next season!!!!! Mandy was going to bring in new bodies this season to help the cause !! Lamb may may the highest bidder to pay the debt in the words of the administrator , but going forward we can not go forward as a successful team .[/p][/quote]So you know all this for definite do you? Reading Bullette
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Man From the Pru says...

What I'm saying is, you never stick with the story, you always go off at a tangent. You can count on one hand the number of posts that refer to the article.

In your case TVOR and the rest of the malcontents, because you can't talk about RL because you know nothing about the sport, you are only interested in talking down anything Bulls. You pretend to know all about those interested in the take over, making assumptions on their finances, whilst knowing nothing, claiming " you said it first " when in fact the majority of what you say is plagerised from other sites/forums.

Personally, as long as the club survives, I couldn't give a beggar who owns it. If they have the money to take us forward over the next few years. The " consortium " is IMO the best way forward, more than one person investing. The investors making up the board, watching their interests, Abi, over seeing them as Chair, Robbie, as CEO, running the admin/commercial side. What you have to realise, is that Lamb has some Blue Chip companies on his books, who may have been approached to invest.

Anyway, carry on with your inane prattling, on your favourite subjects, Money, Council, Bulls which is, in your narrow minded world, the be all and end all of your wasted lives. I find your comments, although lacking in meaningful content, amusing.
What I'm saying is, you never stick with the story, you always go off at a tangent. You can count on one hand the number of posts that refer to the article. In your case TVOR and the rest of the malcontents, because you can't talk about RL because you know nothing about the sport, you are only interested in talking down anything Bulls. You pretend to know all about those interested in the take over, making assumptions on their finances, whilst knowing nothing, claiming " you said it first " when in fact the majority of what you say is plagerised from other sites/forums. Personally, as long as the club survives, I couldn't give a beggar who owns it. If they have the money to take us forward over the next few years. The " consortium " is IMO the best way forward, more than one person investing. The investors making up the board, watching their interests, Abi, over seeing them as Chair, Robbie, as CEO, running the admin/commercial side. What you have to realise, is that Lamb has some Blue Chip companies on his books, who may have been approached to invest. Anyway, carry on with your inane prattling, on your favourite subjects, Money, Council, Bulls which is, in your narrow minded world, the be all and end all of your wasted lives. I find your comments, although lacking in meaningful content, amusing. The Man From the Pru
  • Score: 5

4:57pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The Man From the Pru wrote:
What I'm saying is, you never stick with the story, you always go off at a tangent. You can count on one hand the number of posts that refer to the article. In your case TVOR and the rest of the malcontents, because you can't talk about RL because you know nothing about the sport, you are only interested in talking down anything Bulls. You pretend to know all about those interested in the take over, making assumptions on their finances, whilst knowing nothing, claiming " you said it first " when in fact the majority of what you say is plagerised from other sites/forums. Personally, as long as the club survives, I couldn't give a beggar who owns it. If they have the money to take us forward over the next few years. The " consortium " is IMO the best way forward, more than one person investing. The investors making up the board, watching their interests, Abi, over seeing them as Chair, Robbie, as CEO, running the admin/commercial side. What you have to realise, is that Lamb has some Blue Chip companies on his books, who may have been approached to invest. Anyway, carry on with your inane prattling, on your favourite subjects, Money, Council, Bulls which is, in your narrow minded world, the be all and end all of your wasted lives. I find your comments, although lacking in meaningful content, amusing.
So just ot be clear responding to someone elses comments now is off limits because you & the clique don't like it?
[quote][p][bold]The Man From the Pru[/bold] wrote: What I'm saying is, you never stick with the story, you always go off at a tangent. You can count on one hand the number of posts that refer to the article. In your case TVOR and the rest of the malcontents, because you can't talk about RL because you know nothing about the sport, you are only interested in talking down anything Bulls. You pretend to know all about those interested in the take over, making assumptions on their finances, whilst knowing nothing, claiming " you said it first " when in fact the majority of what you say is plagerised from other sites/forums. Personally, as long as the club survives, I couldn't give a beggar who owns it. If they have the money to take us forward over the next few years. The " consortium " is IMO the best way forward, more than one person investing. The investors making up the board, watching their interests, Abi, over seeing them as Chair, Robbie, as CEO, running the admin/commercial side. What you have to realise, is that Lamb has some Blue Chip companies on his books, who may have been approached to invest. Anyway, carry on with your inane prattling, on your favourite subjects, Money, Council, Bulls which is, in your narrow minded world, the be all and end all of your wasted lives. I find your comments, although lacking in meaningful content, amusing.[/p][/quote]So just ot be clear responding to someone elses comments now is off limits because you & the clique don't like it? Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -1

5:03pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

raisemeup wrote:
The Man From the Pru wrote: Why don't you all talk about the post and what it will mean for the Bulls. Not who'll do what and why. Your like kids, TVOR, Andy the Tory, plus all the others. Grow up or get back in the play ground, where you belong. TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question, NOT.
Absolutely right, I am admonished. TVOR please take note. you need to say sorry I'm wrong or WAS wrong, TFMP is usually worth listening to?
What are you rambling on about? What was I wrong about? who is TFMP?
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Man From the Pru[/bold] wrote: Why don't you all talk about the post and what it will mean for the Bulls. Not who'll do what and why. Your like kids, TVOR, Andy the Tory, plus all the others. Grow up or get back in the play ground, where you belong. TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question, NOT.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right, I am admonished. TVOR please take note. you need to say sorry I'm wrong or WAS wrong, TFMP is usually worth listening to?[/p][/quote]What are you rambling on about? What was I wrong about? who is TFMP? Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -2

5:19pm Thu 20 Mar 14

StevieLad says...

Careful. If you wind them up too much they roll out the Grandad Viking avatar. He Who Speaks But Dare Not Listen
Careful. If you wind them up too much they roll out the Grandad Viking avatar. He Who Speaks But Dare Not Listen StevieLad
  • Score: 0

5:43pm Thu 20 Mar 14

BCFC LAD says says...

StevieLad wrote:
Careful. If you wind them up too much they roll out the Grandad Viking avatar. He Who Speaks But Dare Not Listen
I love this Viking character, he never posts but he still gets up the malcontents noses. Priceless!!!!
[quote][p][bold]StevieLad[/bold] wrote: Careful. If you wind them up too much they roll out the Grandad Viking avatar. He Who Speaks But Dare Not Listen[/p][/quote]I love this Viking character, he never posts but he still gets up the malcontents noses. Priceless!!!! BCFC LAD says
  • Score: 9

5:46pm Thu 20 Mar 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

After reading all the has and has nots,can and can not,will and will not,does and does not,is and is not,was and was not,can anybody tell me if they actually KNOW what is going on,because I do not.
After reading all the has and has nots,can and can not,will and will not,does and does not,is and is not,was and was not,can anybody tell me if they actually KNOW what is going on,because I do not. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 8

6:32pm Thu 20 Mar 14

collos25 says...

No amount of surmising will change what will happen only time will tell good or bad.
No amount of surmising will change what will happen only time will tell good or bad. collos25
  • Score: 0

6:34pm Thu 20 Mar 14

oddshapedballs says...

Once again this has become the usual playground.
Matty Bowen didnt get banned because the WCC was the next match much the same as the rfl do for big televised games like the c.c no bans issued. Its a joke!
Once again this has become the usual playground. Matty Bowen didnt get banned because the WCC was the next match much the same as the rfl do for big televised games like the c.c no bans issued. Its a joke! oddshapedballs
  • Score: 0

6:40pm Thu 20 Mar 14

mines a pint says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
mines a pint wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Loyalbull1981 wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least
Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.
Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman
The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.
THEY WERE MADE REDUNDANT THICKO Robbie remains an employee & is covered by TUPE regulations which have sod all to do with the rfl Robbie can be made redundant by the administrator prior to any new owner After that the new owner must give him a job or make him redundant With every post you expose yourself for the imbecile that you are
Sorry but you are wrong my friend As Robbie was on the "board" his role and position is not subject to TUPE law. The staff and players are covered as you have stated but due to his role he is now effectively out of a job. The new owners can reemploy him but only under a new contract which will reset his service time
To make it simple for you.

Robbie Paul was made a director of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd on the 28/01/2014.

OK Bulls went into admin on the 31/01/2014 and everything was transferred across on that date.

So Robbie Paul was a director of the Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd before the transfer took place, therefore he was part of the company that took over the Bulls and will be seen as such.

He will not be simply transferred over to a new winning bid unless that winning bid want to employ him or make him a director.

By all means feel free to spout abuse to try and make your point valid, as it really adds to the debate on here.
clearly the only thing simple is you

If as you say he was a director of 2014 ( a business that never owned the bulls incidentally but was formed for the purpose of extracting it from OK grubby hands) and as a director he has no cover under TUPE why on earth would the administrator of a cash strapped business struggling to meet its daily running costs continue to employ him & pay his wages??

The primary objective of any administrator is to secure the best deal for the creditors so clearly would not sanction payment of a salary to an individual who is not actually an employee of the business

An administrator once appointed always looks to strip unnecessary cost from a business to make it more saleable & maximise the return for the creditors hence the redundancies under Guilfoyle

The club COULD function in administration without a CEO under the guidance of the administrator & therefore if RP was not covered by TUPE he would have gone immediately as this would save a hefty salary with no redundancy burden

Clearly the administrator has a better grip of TUPE regulations than your goodself & in keeping RP he recognises he is an asset of the business that makes it more saleable

Now crawl back to your flee pit & your day time telly I am sure you will be able to pick up some useful titbits from Jeremy Kyle
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mines a pint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyalbull1981[/bold] wrote: is chairman different to CEO? Would it mean Abi be above Robbie so like his boss or robbie would not have a job? Im confused, Not sure what Money Abi Ekoku has though as he hasnt got businesses. Intrigueing to say the least[/p][/quote]Robbie's not involved, He was a director and CEO of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. They pulled out he was with them.[/p][/quote]Another load of twaddle from VOR Robbie was CEO pre Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd if the attempted purchase had taken place he would have remained CEO AND also become a director of the new organisation As the bid was retracted the structure of the company remained unchanged & Robbie has continued to function as CEO under the control of the receiver He is an employee of the business & has privilege of all TUPE regulations (remember those you regularly spout about & usually incorrectly) Whoever emerges as the new owner will need to TUPE across Robbie's contract after which they can choose to keep him, make him redundant or offer him an alternative position of similar standing Regardless of this it will not dramatically change his role or his position in the hierarchy given that he previously worked as CEO to Moore & Khan when they were chiarman[/p][/quote]The RFL protect the players and players alone. They couldn't care less if a new company come in and clear out all the non playing staff. Robbie Paul is not guaranteed his position in a new company the only people who are, are the players. After what happened with Potter, Cummins job isn't secure either.[/p][/quote]THEY WERE MADE REDUNDANT THICKO Robbie remains an employee & is covered by TUPE regulations which have sod all to do with the rfl Robbie can be made redundant by the administrator prior to any new owner After that the new owner must give him a job or make him redundant With every post you expose yourself for the imbecile that you are[/p][/quote]Sorry but you are wrong my friend As Robbie was on the "board" his role and position is not subject to TUPE law. The staff and players are covered as you have stated but due to his role he is now effectively out of a job. The new owners can reemploy him but only under a new contract which will reset his service time[/p][/quote]To make it simple for you. Robbie Paul was made a director of Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd on the 28/01/2014. OK Bulls went into admin on the 31/01/2014 and everything was transferred across on that date. So Robbie Paul was a director of the Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd before the transfer took place, therefore he was part of the company that took over the Bulls and will be seen as such. He will not be simply transferred over to a new winning bid unless that winning bid want to employ him or make him a director. By all means feel free to spout abuse to try and make your point valid, as it really adds to the debate on here.[/p][/quote]clearly the only thing simple is you If as you say he was a director of 2014 ( a business that never owned the bulls incidentally but was formed for the purpose of extracting it from OK grubby hands) and as a director he has no cover under TUPE why on earth would the administrator of a cash strapped business struggling to meet its daily running costs continue to employ him & pay his wages?? The primary objective of any administrator is to secure the best deal for the creditors so clearly would not sanction payment of a salary to an individual who is not actually an employee of the business An administrator once appointed always looks to strip unnecessary cost from a business to make it more saleable & maximise the return for the creditors hence the redundancies under Guilfoyle The club COULD function in administration without a CEO under the guidance of the administrator & therefore if RP was not covered by TUPE he would have gone immediately as this would save a hefty salary with no redundancy burden Clearly the administrator has a better grip of TUPE regulations than your goodself & in keeping RP he recognises he is an asset of the business that makes it more saleable Now crawl back to your flee pit & your day time telly I am sure you will be able to pick up some useful titbits from Jeremy Kyle mines a pint
  • Score: -1

6:46pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Van Bellen's Baby says...

Reading Bullette wrote:
Bulls2014 wrote:
Mandy Koukash WAS the way forward for the Bulls.
She has £££££ , better players = better results = bigger crowds= more money to keep the bulls in a stable position money wise .
As much as we should all be grateful for any bidder wanting to take over the Bulls ... for what reasons do they want the club ????
If Lamb and Ekoku win the bid, we WONT get any decent players if we survive next season!!!!!
Mandy was going to bring in new bodies this season to help the cause !!
Lamb may may the highest bidder to pay the debt in the words of the administrator , but going forward we can not go forward as a successful team .
So you know all this for definite do you?
For those who think that we should have all this done and dusted by now (and who can blame them, it's agony!) a couple of observations based on Mandy K's rejected bid. Firstly she stated that "As I understand, the RFL has nothing to do with the decision. It is based on the highest bid to pay the old debt." that therefore suggests that the administrator is the first port of call for scrutinising the bids and only when he/she approves one (or more?) can the RFL get to consider approval or otherwise. For the administrator four or five bids could be a lot to work through in two or three days - with all the checks and secondary research that might require - and similarly if the RFL only gets to look at the paperwork, meet the approved bidder and do a load of background research (fit and proper person etc.) you can see why this might take more than five working days.
[quote][p][bold]Reading Bullette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bulls2014[/bold] wrote: Mandy Koukash WAS the way forward for the Bulls. She has £££££ , better players = better results = bigger crowds= more money to keep the bulls in a stable position money wise . As much as we should all be grateful for any bidder wanting to take over the Bulls ... for what reasons do they want the club ???? If Lamb and Ekoku win the bid, we WONT get any decent players if we survive next season!!!!! Mandy was going to bring in new bodies this season to help the cause !! Lamb may may the highest bidder to pay the debt in the words of the administrator , but going forward we can not go forward as a successful team .[/p][/quote]So you know all this for definite do you?[/p][/quote]For those who think that we should have all this done and dusted by now (and who can blame them, it's agony!) a couple of observations based on Mandy K's rejected bid. Firstly she stated that "As I understand, the RFL has nothing to do with the decision. It is based on the highest bid to pay the old debt." that therefore suggests that the administrator is the first port of call for scrutinising the bids and only when he/she approves one (or more?) can the RFL get to consider approval or otherwise. For the administrator four or five bids could be a lot to work through in two or three days - with all the checks and secondary research that might require - and similarly if the RFL only gets to look at the paperwork, meet the approved bidder and do a load of background research (fit and proper person etc.) you can see why this might take more than five working days. Van Bellen's Baby
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Man From the Pru says...

Well all the speculation re Lamb and Abi, will be put to rest, tonight Marc Green has tweeted there will be an announcement tonight in the media. Looks like he may have got the Bulls. You heard it first on here from TMFP, not the oracle that is TVOR.
Well all the speculation re Lamb and Abi, will be put to rest, tonight Marc Green has tweeted there will be an announcement tonight in the media. Looks like he may have got the Bulls. You heard it first on here from TMFP, not the oracle that is TVOR. The Man From the Pru
  • Score: 1

6:47pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Here is one for the clique. Marc Green is on twitter now saying he is about to release a press release. Bit hey this is me telling you this so its all rubbish ain't it. Sorry of it's not in the story. @marcngreen
Here is one for the clique. Marc Green is on twitter now saying he is about to release a press release. Bit hey this is me telling you this so its all rubbish ain't it. Sorry of it's not in the story. @marcngreen Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -4

7:03pm Thu 20 Mar 14

axlef1963 says...

You couldn't write a script for this without calling it THE DAY A SPORTING BODY KILLED ONE OF ITS CLUBS.Its Thursday and still no decision so we go into another game with the cloud hanging over us.Then the muppets give chev walker a ban its just a complete joke.The rfl are as consistent as lumpy custard ,you have to wonder how on earth they manage to get threw life in one piece without special help as everything they do turns to sh't.Lets look at there recent track record.Stobarts sponsors complete joke then no title sponsor joke,last seasons fixture ****-up joke ,that's just a few I rest my case.As ive said before were on our own sod the rest COYB
You couldn't write a script for this without calling it THE DAY A SPORTING BODY KILLED ONE OF ITS CLUBS.Its Thursday and still no decision so we go into another game with the cloud hanging over us.Then the muppets give chev walker a ban its just a complete joke.The rfl are as consistent as lumpy custard ,you have to wonder how on earth they manage to get threw life in one piece without special help as everything they do turns to sh't.Lets look at there recent track record.Stobarts sponsors complete joke then no title sponsor joke,last seasons fixture ****-up joke ,that's just a few I rest my case.As ive said before were on our own sod the rest COYB axlef1963
  • Score: 11

7:06pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Man From the Pru says...

Copying again TVOR, naughty lad.
Copying again TVOR, naughty lad. The Man From the Pru
  • Score: 4

7:10pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The Man From the Pru wrote:
Copying again TVOR, naughty lad.
Yes read your post, typed my own and posted it all within the same minute. *rollseyes*
[quote][p][bold]The Man From the Pru[/bold] wrote: Copying again TVOR, naughty lad.[/p][/quote]Yes read your post, typed my own and posted it all within the same minute. *rollseyes* Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -7

7:17pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
The Man From the Pru wrote:
Copying again TVOR, naughty lad.
Yes read your post, typed my own and posted it all within the same minute. *rollseyes*
Oh and in that time I managed to aquire his twitter name and post it on here.
Btw keep to the story or doesn't that apply to you? Do as I say not as I do....
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Man From the Pru[/bold] wrote: Copying again TVOR, naughty lad.[/p][/quote]Yes read your post, typed my own and posted it all within the same minute. *rollseyes*[/p][/quote]Oh and in that time I managed to aquire his twitter name and post it on here. Btw keep to the story or doesn't that apply to you? Do as I say not as I do.... Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -6

7:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Man From the Pru says...

Have to have last word eh. I could have put is address in as well. But just thought I'd tell it as it is. You see folk tend to believe me. It is part of the story. What's the article about, oh I remember Bulls take over, so the Marc Green thing isn't relevant, sorry.
Have to have last word eh. I could have put is address in as well. But just thought I'd tell it as it is. You see folk tend to believe me. It is part of the story. What's the article about, oh I remember Bulls take over, so the Marc Green thing isn't relevant, sorry. The Man From the Pru
  • Score: 3

7:41pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The Man From the Pru wrote:
Have to have last word eh. I could have put is address in as well. But just thought I'd tell it as it is. You see folk tend to believe me. It is part of the story. What's the article about, oh I remember Bulls take over, so the Marc Green thing isn't relevant, sorry.
Have you heard yourself. People believe me. Strange because what happens to Robbie Paul is as relevant as what your on about.
Posting as one ID then agreeing with yourself on another doesn't make you correct or the person to believe.
[quote][p][bold]The Man From the Pru[/bold] wrote: Have to have last word eh. I could have put is address in as well. But just thought I'd tell it as it is. You see folk tend to believe me. It is part of the story. What's the article about, oh I remember Bulls take over, so the Marc Green thing isn't relevant, sorry.[/p][/quote]Have you heard yourself. People believe me. Strange because what happens to Robbie Paul is as relevant as what your on about. Posting as one ID then agreeing with yourself on another doesn't make you correct or the person to believe. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -4

7:59pm Thu 20 Mar 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

where is the press release or is this another guess.
where is the press release or is this another guess. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 1

8:10pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Man From the Pru says...

It is but not relevant to this article. It's about Abi as Chairman not Robbie as CEO. Can't accept it can you. Always have to be right. The type of life you lead must be a very strange one, you must have no mates, because you always being right takes the fun out of conversations with others. I await your reply. As for me having two names, no, that's your partner in crime, TBC currently Axel. You are one sad person, why do you have to be the one who is always right. That's your main failing, not being wrong.
It is but not relevant to this article. It's about Abi as Chairman not Robbie as CEO. Can't accept it can you. Always have to be right. The type of life you lead must be a very strange one, you must have no mates, because you always being right takes the fun out of conversations with others. I await your reply. As for me having two names, no, that's your partner in crime, TBC currently Axel. You are one sad person, why do you have to be the one who is always right. That's your main failing, not being wrong. The Man From the Pru
  • Score: 4

8:21pm Thu 20 Mar 14

raisemeup says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
raisemeup wrote:
The Man From the Pru wrote: Why don't you all talk about the post and what it will mean for the Bulls. Not who'll do what and why. Your like kids, TVOR, Andy the Tory, plus all the others. Grow up or get back in the play ground, where you belong. TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question, NOT.
Absolutely right, I am admonished. TVOR please take note. you need to say sorry I'm wrong or WAS wrong, TFMP is usually worth listening to?
What are you rambling on about? What was I wrong about? who is TFMP?
The Man From the PRU . It's what is called an acronym?
Now change the subject! What do you think about the situation with Chev's suspension and fine of £300.

( not more than 250 words,)

ie TFMP The right letters but not necessarily in the right order?
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Man From the Pru[/bold] wrote: Why don't you all talk about the post and what it will mean for the Bulls. Not who'll do what and why. Your like kids, TVOR, Andy the Tory, plus all the others. Grow up or get back in the play ground, where you belong. TUPE or not TUPE, that is the question, NOT.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right, I am admonished. TVOR please take note. you need to say sorry I'm wrong or WAS wrong, TFMP is usually worth listening to?[/p][/quote]What are you rambling on about? What was I wrong about? who is TFMP?[/p][/quote]The Man From the PRU . It's what is called an acronym? Now change the subject! What do you think about the situation with Chev's suspension and fine of £300. ( not more than 250 words,) ie TFMP The right letters but not necessarily in the right order? raisemeup
  • Score: 0

8:31pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
where is the press release or is this another guess.
Go on twitter and check @marcngreen he will post it when it is live he awaiting a link.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: where is the press release or is this another guess.[/p][/quote]Go on twitter and check @marcngreen he will post it when it is live he awaiting a link. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -2

8:38pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

So far I have kept quiet about what has been reported of my involvement in Bradford Bulls. A press statement will set the record straight.

Planned press release re Bradford Bulls now approved and will be released nationally and on internet by end of day.

I apologise to those waiting for the delay in the link. The press have been sent the release and I am just waiting for the link to post it

I fully appreciate the importance of the club to the sport & the supporters. Everything I have done has been to secure its future
So far I have kept quiet about what has been reported of my involvement in Bradford Bulls. A press statement will set the record straight. Planned press release re Bradford Bulls now approved and will be released nationally and on internet by end of day. I apologise to those waiting for the delay in the link. The press have been sent the release and I am just waiting for the link to post it I fully appreciate the importance of the club to the sport & the supporters. Everything I have done has been to secure its future Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

9:09pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Enough is enough14 says...

Just a quick thought.... If Moore etc pulled out of their takeover then does that mean that the bulls never really changed hands and in fact the TUPE never really came in to play, meaning carvell technically never had a right to terminate his contract? Am I missing something here? Not having a go at carvell but seems hull may be fielding a player who is technically not theirs
Just a quick thought.... If Moore etc pulled out of their takeover then does that mean that the bulls never really changed hands and in fact the TUPE never really came in to play, meaning carvell technically never had a right to terminate his contract? Am I missing something here? Not having a go at carvell but seems hull may be fielding a player who is technically not theirs Enough is enough14
  • Score: 1

9:40pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Man From the Pru says...

Now this is a good tweet,

@marcngreen: @staff1973 you can hang your hat on fact I have gone beyond the call of duty to save the club. All will be revealed once new owners declared

Tells me he may not have bought the club. Nice one TVOR, you beat me to posting all tweets, I just post the one that appears most relevant to issues.
Now this is a good tweet, @marcngreen: @staff1973 you can hang your hat on fact I have gone beyond the call of duty to save the club. All will be revealed once new owners declared Tells me he may not have bought the club. Nice one TVOR, you beat me to posting all tweets, I just post the one that appears most relevant to issues. The Man From the Pru
  • Score: 1

9:52pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The Man From the Pru wrote:
Now this is a good tweet,

@marcngreen: @staff1973 you can hang your hat on fact I have gone beyond the call of duty to save the club. All will be revealed once new owners declared

Tells me he may not have bought the club. Nice one TVOR, you beat me to posting all tweets, I just post the one that appears most relevant to issues.
You really see this as points scoring.
I was pointing spanglishbull in the right direction to keep him and others who asked in the know.
You need to drop the axe you have to grind and accept other people have different opinions.
[quote][p][bold]The Man From the Pru[/bold] wrote: Now this is a good tweet, @marcngreen: @staff1973 you can hang your hat on fact I have gone beyond the call of duty to save the club. All will be revealed once new owners declared Tells me he may not have bought the club. Nice one TVOR, you beat me to posting all tweets, I just post the one that appears most relevant to issues.[/p][/quote]You really see this as points scoring. I was pointing spanglishbull in the right direction to keep him and others who asked in the know. You need to drop the axe you have to grind and accept other people have different opinions. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -1

10:11pm Thu 20 Mar 14

axelf1963 says...

MAN FROM THE PRU =VIKING
MAN FROM THE PRU =VIKING axelf1963
  • Score: 1

11:02pm Thu 20 Mar 14

bradfordbronco says...

Ha TVOR thought he'd got an exclusive about new owner,. only to find out he'd been scooped 1 min earlier. He got really excited and tried to prove he found the story 1st so he could then say "I told you all". then finds out it looks like marc green is saying he isn't going to be the new owner, then back tracks on the story and accuses others of points scoring. You cant make it up.

Yesterday TVOR made some really good points, today he was back to old self with his "I TOLD YOU ALL" attitude.
Ha TVOR thought he'd got an exclusive about new owner,. only to find out he'd been scooped 1 min earlier. He got really excited and tried to prove he found the story 1st so he could then say "I told you all". then finds out it looks like marc green is saying he isn't going to be the new owner, then back tracks on the story and accuses others of points scoring. You cant make it up. Yesterday TVOR made some really good points, today he was back to old self with his "I TOLD YOU ALL" attitude. bradfordbronco
  • Score: 1

11:09pm Thu 20 Mar 14

bradfordbronco says...

The RFL keep sending me emails about their events in an effort to sell tickets. Normally I read them and think about which ones to attend. The RFL have completely ruined my love of the game with their handling of the Bulls situation. I just delete the emails now. I'm not attending a non Bulls game ever again. Rightly or wrongly I blame the RFL for making the Bulls problems worse. The RFL need to change their attitude to the supporters of the game.
The RFL keep sending me emails about their events in an effort to sell tickets. Normally I read them and think about which ones to attend. The RFL have completely ruined my love of the game with their handling of the Bulls situation. I just delete the emails now. I'm not attending a non Bulls game ever again. Rightly or wrongly I blame the RFL for making the Bulls problems worse. The RFL need to change their attitude to the supporters of the game. bradfordbronco
  • Score: 5

11:16pm Thu 20 Mar 14

bradfordbronco says...

Whoever takes over the Bulls would be mad to get rid of Robbie Paul. He is so passionate about the Bulls . He has charm and charisma has played the game at the highest level is well respected throughout the game, Knows how the media works. Has contacts in the media in the boardroom and on the pitch both in this country and overseas.

Best of all he loves the Bulls and always has time to talk about the Bulls with anyone. I say he's up their with Peter Deakin as the most passionate promoter of the Bradford Bulls that I have met and talked with.

I don't care who owns the club as long as Robbie is involved.
Whoever takes over the Bulls would be mad to get rid of Robbie Paul. He is so passionate about the Bulls . He has charm and charisma has played the game at the highest level is well respected throughout the game, Knows how the media works. Has contacts in the media in the boardroom and on the pitch both in this country and overseas. Best of all he loves the Bulls and always has time to talk about the Bulls with anyone. I say he's up their with Peter Deakin as the most passionate promoter of the Bradford Bulls that I have met and talked with. I don't care who owns the club as long as Robbie is involved. bradfordbronco
  • Score: -1

11:36pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Ha TVOR thought he'd got an exclusive about new owner,. only to find out he'd been scooped 1 min earlier. He got really excited and tried to prove he found the story 1st so he could then say "I told you all". then finds out it looks like marc green is saying he isn't going to be the new owner, then back tracks on the story and accuses others of points scoring. You cant make it up.

Yesterday TVOR made some really good points, today he was back to old self with his "I TOLD YOU ALL" attitude.
Never once mentioned him as a new owner simply pointed he was about to release a press statement about the club. Then printed various tweets for those who don't have twitter.
I wrongly thought that on a Bulls story people might want to know, but all I get is a few of the clique trying to do what they do best, bully anyone who has had a different opinion in the past to them.
Abuse has been thrown at me in this thread but I've continued to try express an opinion without becoming abusive like some.
It really suprises me how people who don't hold the same opinion tend to recieve dogs abuse on here.
I still go back to everyone sleepwalking past the warnings of a winding up order, unpaid wages, setting up of new companies believing all was ok at the club and shouting down anyone raising any concerns. I thought many would have respected other peoples opinions after this but no some still don't appreciate anyones opinion other than their own.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: Ha TVOR thought he'd got an exclusive about new owner,. only to find out he'd been scooped 1 min earlier. He got really excited and tried to prove he found the story 1st so he could then say "I told you all". then finds out it looks like marc green is saying he isn't going to be the new owner, then back tracks on the story and accuses others of points scoring. You cant make it up. Yesterday TVOR made some really good points, today he was back to old self with his "I TOLD YOU ALL" attitude.[/p][/quote]Never once mentioned him as a new owner simply pointed he was about to release a press statement about the club. Then printed various tweets for those who don't have twitter. I wrongly thought that on a Bulls story people might want to know, but all I get is a few of the clique trying to do what they do best, bully anyone who has had a different opinion in the past to them. Abuse has been thrown at me in this thread but I've continued to try express an opinion without becoming abusive like some. It really suprises me how people who don't hold the same opinion tend to recieve dogs abuse on here. I still go back to everyone sleepwalking past the warnings of a winding up order, unpaid wages, setting up of new companies believing all was ok at the club and shouting down anyone raising any concerns. I thought many would have respected other peoples opinions after this but no some still don't appreciate anyones opinion other than their own. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 1

12:11am Fri 21 Mar 14

Mike Strutter says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
This is a good sign - the Lamb bid is looking like a winner.

Oh...if Mike Strutter would like to comment on his statement that this consortium has no interest in rugby. Even Richard Lamb has said he's still like to be involved, even if his bit is not chosen.

Not sure if Strutter is a disgruntled Sweaty sox fan or a brain dead Rhino!
Yes indeed.

Ask yourself how any business man can be interested in anything that doesn't make money ?

Now ask yourself how much the land is worth should any owner be able to get it back.
I know what it's worth as it's already been valued recently ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: This is a good sign - the Lamb bid is looking like a winner. Oh...if Mike Strutter would like to comment on his statement that this consortium has no interest in rugby. Even Richard Lamb has said he's still like to be involved, even if his bit is not chosen. Not sure if Strutter is a disgruntled Sweaty sox fan or a brain dead Rhino![/p][/quote]Yes indeed. Ask yourself how any business man can be interested in anything that doesn't make money ? Now ask yourself how much the land is worth should any owner be able to get it back. I know what it's worth as it's already been valued recently ;-) Mike Strutter
  • Score: -1

11:21am Fri 21 Mar 14

rogerthat! says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Whoever takes over the Bulls would be mad to get rid of Robbie Paul. He is so passionate about the Bulls . He has charm and charisma has played the game at the highest level is well respected throughout the game, Knows how the media works. Has contacts in the media in the boardroom and on the pitch both in this country and overseas.

Best of all he loves the Bulls and always has time to talk about the Bulls with anyone. I say he's up their with Peter Deakin as the most passionate promoter of the Bradford Bulls that I have met and talked with.

I don't care who owns the club as long as Robbie is involved.
Well posted Robbie. Good for more spin but has been very quiet since he was a Director of the Failed Bid.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: Whoever takes over the Bulls would be mad to get rid of Robbie Paul. He is so passionate about the Bulls . He has charm and charisma has played the game at the highest level is well respected throughout the game, Knows how the media works. Has contacts in the media in the boardroom and on the pitch both in this country and overseas. Best of all he loves the Bulls and always has time to talk about the Bulls with anyone. I say he's up their with Peter Deakin as the most passionate promoter of the Bradford Bulls that I have met and talked with. I don't care who owns the club as long as Robbie is involved.[/p][/quote]Well posted Robbie. Good for more spin but has been very quiet since he was a Director of the Failed Bid. rogerthat!
  • Score: 1

10:33pm Sun 23 Mar 14

bradfordbronco says...

rogerthat! wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
Whoever takes over the Bulls would be mad to get rid of Robbie Paul. He is so passionate about the Bulls . He has charm and charisma has played the game at the highest level is well respected throughout the game, Knows how the media works. Has contacts in the media in the boardroom and on the pitch both in this country and overseas.

Best of all he loves the Bulls and always has time to talk about the Bulls with anyone. I say he's up their with Peter Deakin as the most passionate promoter of the Bradford Bulls that I have met and talked with.

I don't care who owns the club as long as Robbie is involved.
Well posted Robbie. Good for more spin but has been very quiet since he was a Director of the Failed Bid.
The bid was accepted by administrator and RFL. It was Robbie and co who decided not carry on due to interference from RFL. It was only then that the RFL started rubishing the people they had accepted as the best option.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthat![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: Whoever takes over the Bulls would be mad to get rid of Robbie Paul. He is so passionate about the Bulls . He has charm and charisma has played the game at the highest level is well respected throughout the game, Knows how the media works. Has contacts in the media in the boardroom and on the pitch both in this country and overseas. Best of all he loves the Bulls and always has time to talk about the Bulls with anyone. I say he's up their with Peter Deakin as the most passionate promoter of the Bradford Bulls that I have met and talked with. I don't care who owns the club as long as Robbie is involved.[/p][/quote]Well posted Robbie. Good for more spin but has been very quiet since he was a Director of the Failed Bid.[/p][/quote]The bid was accepted by administrator and RFL. It was Robbie and co who decided not carry on due to interference from RFL. It was only then that the RFL started rubishing the people they had accepted as the best option. bradfordbronco
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10:38pm Sun 23 Mar 14

bradfordbronco says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
Ha TVOR thought he'd got an exclusive about new owner,. only to find out he'd been scooped 1 min earlier. He got really excited and tried to prove he found the story 1st so he could then say "I told you all". then finds out it looks like marc green is saying he isn't going to be the new owner, then back tracks on the story and accuses others of points scoring. You cant make it up.

Yesterday TVOR made some really good points, today he was back to old self with his "I TOLD YOU ALL" attitude.
Never once mentioned him as a new owner simply pointed he was about to release a press statement about the club. Then printed various tweets for those who don't have twitter.
I wrongly thought that on a Bulls story people might want to know, but all I get is a few of the clique trying to do what they do best, bully anyone who has had a different opinion in the past to them.
Abuse has been thrown at me in this thread but I've continued to try express an opinion without becoming abusive like some.
It really suprises me how people who don't hold the same opinion tend to recieve dogs abuse on here.
I still go back to everyone sleepwalking past the warnings of a winding up order, unpaid wages, setting up of new companies believing all was ok at the club and shouting down anyone raising any concerns. I thought many would have respected other peoples opinions after this but no some still don't appreciate anyones opinion other than their own.
Hi TVOR. If thats what you were doing then i apologise. It just seemed like you were really stressing how you found the story first.

By the way you don't need to to give a thumbs up to your own comments. It goes without saying you agree with your own post
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: Ha TVOR thought he'd got an exclusive about new owner,. only to find out he'd been scooped 1 min earlier. He got really excited and tried to prove he found the story 1st so he could then say "I told you all". then finds out it looks like marc green is saying he isn't going to be the new owner, then back tracks on the story and accuses others of points scoring. You cant make it up. Yesterday TVOR made some really good points, today he was back to old self with his "I TOLD YOU ALL" attitude.[/p][/quote]Never once mentioned him as a new owner simply pointed he was about to release a press statement about the club. Then printed various tweets for those who don't have twitter. I wrongly thought that on a Bulls story people might want to know, but all I get is a few of the clique trying to do what they do best, bully anyone who has had a different opinion in the past to them. Abuse has been thrown at me in this thread but I've continued to try express an opinion without becoming abusive like some. It really suprises me how people who don't hold the same opinion tend to recieve dogs abuse on here. I still go back to everyone sleepwalking past the warnings of a winding up order, unpaid wages, setting up of new companies believing all was ok at the club and shouting down anyone raising any concerns. I thought many would have respected other peoples opinions after this but no some still don't appreciate anyones opinion other than their own.[/p][/quote]Hi TVOR. If thats what you were doing then i apologise. It just seemed like you were really stressing how you found the story first. By the way you don't need to to give a thumbs up to your own comments. It goes without saying you agree with your own post bradfordbronco
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