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  • "I don't think the players are as a bad as they're making out. Its the coaching or rather lack of it that is the problem. It might be harsh on Cummins. he has no real back up but its obvious to everyone we have no idea about lines of running, sliding defences, wrestling techniques etc etc, the game has moved on and the bradford bulls haven't.

    Noble was a good man manager and motivator but the problems started when he was in charge. we were getting left behind in coaching ideas the difference then was that he had great players to bail him out, but lets be honest in 2005 we won SL but we only finished 5th with a great team. We've been sliding down ever since. Our players aren't taught basic skills. Their passes are slow and often misdirected, our tackles are ineffectual. The spirit is there but we need a good coach with modern ideas asap.

    Absolutely no point in bringing in new players if the old set is still in place.

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Bradford Bulls: Ferres humble after Wigan whipping

Bradford Bulls: Ferres humble after Wigan whipping

Bradford Bulls: Ferres humble after Wigan whipping

First published in Sport

Bradford managing director Steve Ferres has made a public apology for the Bulls’ humiliating Easter Monday defeat to Wigan.

The Bulls’ 84-6 loss at the DW Stadium was the club's heaviest-ever defeat, eclipsing their 70-6 defeat by Hull in 2012, as Francis Cummins’ team conceded 15 tries to the champions.

In a statement, Ferres said: “On behalf of Bradford Bulls, I would like to apologise for what was a truly woeful and embarrassing display against Wigan Warriors.

“It was, without any doubt, the worst performance I have seen by a Super League side - and one of the worst I have ever seen.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the supporters who gave up a bank holiday, despite the busy Easter Weekend traffic, and made the strenuous journey over the Pennines.

“Our loyal supporters stuck with the team throughout the course of what was a tortuous 80 minutes.

“The squad has hit a low point and a root-and-branch review of what went wrong, why it happened and where we are going is now under way.

“The board of directors accept they have inherited a squad, which has been stripped of talent and hampered by injuries.

“But that cannot be used as an excuse for what happened at the DW Stadium.”

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