Bradford Bulls new boys are class acts, says Dale Ferguson

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jay Pitts made a winning debut for the Bulls against Catalan Dragons in the Challenge Cup at the weekend Jay Pitts made a winning debut for the Bulls against Catalan Dragons in the Challenge Cup at the weekend

Dale Ferguson believes new recruits Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel will prove top signings for the Bulls.

The Hull FC duo arrived on loan last week and back-rower Pitts enjoyed a fine debut during Sunday’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup win over Catalan Dragons.

Former Castleford centre Arundel was cup-tied but will make his bow in this weekend’s Super League home clash with Warrington – a match which could see Ferguson return to action.

The Scotland international said: “I played against Joe quite a lot when I was at Wakefield and he was at Castleford.

“He’s a class player and Jay was a team-mate of mine at Wakefield just before he went to Leeds.

“I got along with Pittsy very well and he was good for the squad when he was at Wakey.

“I think the prospects of them both doing well at Bradford are very good.”

Head coach Francis Cummins is seeking further new signings and Ferguson added: “The new regime came in and said they were going to get us some more numbers and they’re staying true to their word.

“Joe and Pittsy are class acts who have fitted straight into the squad.”

Ferguson has missed the past two games after suffering a slight recurrence of a persistent back problem.

But he is confident it is only a minor setback and is aiming to be back in action against Warrington on Sunday.

Fellow forward James Donaldson is poised to return after an ankle injury and Ferguson added: “I was aiming to play against Catalan but I certainly hope to be available to face Warrington this weekend.

“I’m happy just to rip straight back in but I also have to be smart about it.

“It’s more a precaution against aggravating it in the long term, so I’m not disheartened because it’s not a major injury.

“Warrington are obviously a class team and physical. That’s why I need to get myself 100 per cent before I jump back in.

“Now we’re getting a few more numbers in, the boys are growing in confidence and I reckon we will start doing well.”

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10:04am Wed 30 Apr 14

beverleyhills cop returns says...

Hope springs eternal we will have the confidence from sunday and know we are getting some more bodys back.There is talk of more reinforcements coming I hope theres a prop in the equation but I cant think of any who will be available.As usual there will be the usual suspects with there negative comments but who cares.Only time will tell if we can kick off from sunday but boy was that a good foundation to start from.COYB KEEP THE FAITH
Hope springs eternal we will have the confidence from sunday and know we are getting some more bodys back.There is talk of more reinforcements coming I hope theres a prop in the equation but I cant think of any who will be available.As usual there will be the usual suspects with there negative comments but who cares.Only time will tell if we can kick off from sunday but boy was that a good foundation to start from.COYB KEEP THE FAITH beverleyhills cop returns
  • Score: 16

10:24am Wed 30 Apr 14

bulls916uk says...

beverleyhills cop returns wrote:
Hope springs eternal we will have the confidence from sunday and know we are getting some more bodys back.There is talk of more reinforcements coming I hope theres a prop in the equation but I cant think of any who will be available.As usual there will be the usual suspects with there negative comments but who cares.Only time will tell if we can kick off from sunday but boy was that a good foundation to start from.COYB KEEP THE FAITH
Correct Bev Cop, more signings to follow of similar ilk, so all in all not bad.

Also confident we will get 2 points back in our hearing which will raise spirits again.

I genuinely think this escape will be done!!

COYB
[quote][p][bold]beverleyhills cop returns[/bold] wrote: Hope springs eternal we will have the confidence from sunday and know we are getting some more bodys back.There is talk of more reinforcements coming I hope theres a prop in the equation but I cant think of any who will be available.As usual there will be the usual suspects with there negative comments but who cares.Only time will tell if we can kick off from sunday but boy was that a good foundation to start from.COYB KEEP THE FAITH[/p][/quote]Correct Bev Cop, more signings to follow of similar ilk, so all in all not bad. Also confident we will get 2 points back in our hearing which will raise spirits again. I genuinely think this escape will be done!! COYB bulls916uk
  • Score: 6

10:30am Wed 30 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Ferguson has not set the world alight himself. Told you before the good Dr will be sending some cast offs your way when he signs Kevin locke, Ps Beverly bodies is spelt like this not bodys .
Ferguson has not set the world alight himself. Told you before the good Dr will be sending some cast offs your way when he signs Kevin locke, Ps Beverly bodies is spelt like this not bodys . axelf1963
  • Score: -19

10:58am Wed 30 Apr 14

bulls916uk says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Ferguson has not set the world alight himself. Told you before the good Dr will be sending some cast offs your way when he signs Kevin locke, Ps Beverly bodies is spelt like this not bodys .
So he signs Eden and then Locke? Unlikely to be coming this year if so, and therefore why would he release players to us on a signing he has made for next year?
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Ferguson has not set the world alight himself. Told you before the good Dr will be sending some cast offs your way when he signs Kevin locke, Ps Beverly bodies is spelt like this not bodys .[/p][/quote]So he signs Eden and then Locke? Unlikely to be coming this year if so, and therefore why would he release players to us on a signing he has made for next year? bulls916uk
  • Score: 3

11:04am Wed 30 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Watch and learn .
Watch and learn . axelf1963
  • Score: -4

11:18am Wed 30 Apr 14

bulls916uk says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Watch and learn .
Happy to be proved wrong as long as they arent rejects and sub standard, happy days.

I am assured they will be of similar ILK to Pitts and Arundel
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Watch and learn .[/p][/quote]Happy to be proved wrong as long as they arent rejects and sub standard, happy days. I am assured they will be of similar ILK to Pitts and Arundel bulls916uk
  • Score: 2

1:07pm Wed 30 Apr 14

beverleyhills cop returns says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Ferguson has not set the world alight himself. Told you before the good Dr will be sending some cast offs your way when he signs Kevin locke, Ps Beverly bodies is spelt like this not bodys .
Ok so If we are going to get some Salford cast offs I think we can squeeze in Morley if we had to also ferguson has jus come back from back surgery so what do you expect just goes to show you don't have a clue about Rugby League.No matter what you say we all think the same about you and it doesn't take einsten to work out what it is.COYB KEEP THE FAITH
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Ferguson has not set the world alight himself. Told you before the good Dr will be sending some cast offs your way when he signs Kevin locke, Ps Beverly bodies is spelt like this not bodys .[/p][/quote]Ok so If we are going to get some Salford cast offs I think we can squeeze in Morley if we had to also ferguson has jus come back from back surgery so what do you expect just goes to show you don't have a clue about Rugby League.No matter what you say we all think the same about you and it doesn't take einsten to work out what it is.COYB KEEP THE FAITH beverleyhills cop returns
  • Score: 2

1:29pm Wed 30 Apr 14

bully4us says...

All he is doing is reading the posts on the Salford section of the RAB forum. They have been saying they are releasing a couple of players after they sign Locke. One being a Prop and possibly second rower. Easy to read other posts and pretend you know something. From now on everyone check the spelling of Axelf if he wants to play that silly game.
All he is doing is reading the posts on the Salford section of the RAB forum. They have been saying they are releasing a couple of players after they sign Locke. One being a Prop and possibly second rower. Easy to read other posts and pretend you know something. From now on everyone check the spelling of Axelf if he wants to play that silly game. bully4us
  • Score: 1

1:52pm Wed 30 Apr 14

beverleyhills cop returns says...

bully4us wrote:
All he is doing is reading the posts on the Salford section of the RAB forum. They have been saying they are releasing a couple of players after they sign Locke. One being a Prop and possibly second rower. Easy to read other posts and pretend you know something. From now on everyone check the spelling of Axelf if he wants to play that silly game.
No surprise really is it we all know the iq of a certain individual.We know what the squad needs so hopefully the powers that be will do there utmost to get it also im sure you spell a certain part of a car AXLE cant think why he spelt t axel COYB KEEP THE FAITH
[quote][p][bold]bully4us[/bold] wrote: All he is doing is reading the posts on the Salford section of the RAB forum. They have been saying they are releasing a couple of players after they sign Locke. One being a Prop and possibly second rower. Easy to read other posts and pretend you know something. From now on everyone check the spelling of Axelf if he wants to play that silly game.[/p][/quote]No surprise really is it we all know the iq of a certain individual.We know what the squad needs so hopefully the powers that be will do there utmost to get it also im sure you spell a certain part of a car AXLE cant think why he spelt t axel COYB KEEP THE FAITH beverleyhills cop returns
  • Score: -2

2:07pm Wed 30 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

I have been told who is coming but cannot divulge, Sorry Viking
I have been told who is coming but cannot divulge, Sorry Viking axelf1963
  • Score: 0

2:19pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Bull4Life says...

beverleyhills cop returns wrote:
bully4us wrote:
All he is doing is reading the posts on the Salford section of the RAB forum. They have been saying they are releasing a couple of players after they sign Locke. One being a Prop and possibly second rower. Easy to read other posts and pretend you know something. From now on everyone check the spelling of Axelf if he wants to play that silly game.
No surprise really is it we all know the iq of a certain individual.We know what the squad needs so hopefully the powers that be will do there utmost to get it also im sure you spell a certain part of a car AXLE cant think why he spelt t axel COYB KEEP THE FAITH
Was that a serious comment? The thought that somebody with a monica containing 'beverleyhills cop' didn't spot the link to 'Axel F' made me chuckle. And incidentally, in that case 'axel' is the correct spelling - not that I intend to make a habit of sticking up for him :-)
[quote][p][bold]beverleyhills cop returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bully4us[/bold] wrote: All he is doing is reading the posts on the Salford section of the RAB forum. They have been saying they are releasing a couple of players after they sign Locke. One being a Prop and possibly second rower. Easy to read other posts and pretend you know something. From now on everyone check the spelling of Axelf if he wants to play that silly game.[/p][/quote]No surprise really is it we all know the iq of a certain individual.We know what the squad needs so hopefully the powers that be will do there utmost to get it also im sure you spell a certain part of a car AXLE cant think why he spelt t axel COYB KEEP THE FAITH[/p][/quote]Was that a serious comment? The thought that somebody with a monica containing 'beverleyhills cop' didn't spot the link to 'Axel F' made me chuckle. And incidentally, in that case 'axel' is the correct spelling - not that I intend to make a habit of sticking up for him :-) Bull4Life
  • Score: -1

3:58pm Wed 30 Apr 14

beverleyhills cop returns says...

axelf1963 wrote:
I have been told who is coming but cannot divulge, Sorry Viking
shergar or lord lucan opps sorry I cant divulge sorry folks.but when and if anybody is announced he will say I told you so.Its all smoke and mirrors and bs all he does is trawl other web sites.By the way I have been told the messiah is coming but ill keep that a secret as wellL LOL COYB KEEP THE FAITH
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: I have been told who is coming but cannot divulge, Sorry Viking[/p][/quote]shergar or lord lucan opps sorry I cant divulge sorry folks.but when and if anybody is announced he will say I told you so.Its all smoke and mirrors and bs all he does is trawl other web sites.By the way I have been told the messiah is coming but ill keep that a secret as wellL LOL COYB KEEP THE FAITH beverleyhills cop returns
  • Score: 1

4:01pm Wed 30 Apr 14

beverleyhills cop returns says...

Bull4Life wrote:
beverleyhills cop returns wrote:
bully4us wrote:
All he is doing is reading the posts on the Salford section of the RAB forum. They have been saying they are releasing a couple of players after they sign Locke. One being a Prop and possibly second rower. Easy to read other posts and pretend you know something. From now on everyone check the spelling of Axelf if he wants to play that silly game.
No surprise really is it we all know the iq of a certain individual.We know what the squad needs so hopefully the powers that be will do there utmost to get it also im sure you spell a certain part of a car AXLE cant think why he spelt t axel COYB KEEP THE FAITH
Was that a serious comment? The thought that somebody with a monica containing 'beverleyhills cop' didn't spot the link to 'Axel F' made me chuckle. And incidentally, in that case 'axel' is the correct spelling - not that I intend to make a habit of sticking up for him :-)
You have to have a laugh every know and again
[quote][p][bold]Bull4Life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beverleyhills cop returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bully4us[/bold] wrote: All he is doing is reading the posts on the Salford section of the RAB forum. They have been saying they are releasing a couple of players after they sign Locke. One being a Prop and possibly second rower. Easy to read other posts and pretend you know something. From now on everyone check the spelling of Axelf if he wants to play that silly game.[/p][/quote]No surprise really is it we all know the iq of a certain individual.We know what the squad needs so hopefully the powers that be will do there utmost to get it also im sure you spell a certain part of a car AXLE cant think why he spelt t axel COYB KEEP THE FAITH[/p][/quote]Was that a serious comment? The thought that somebody with a monica containing 'beverleyhills cop' didn't spot the link to 'Axel F' made me chuckle. And incidentally, in that case 'axel' is the correct spelling - not that I intend to make a habit of sticking up for him :-)[/p][/quote]You have to have a laugh every know and again beverleyhills cop returns
  • Score: 0

4:38pm Wed 30 Apr 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Nah then Axel,
Is Kevin Locke allowed to play over here with his police record.Will he be granted a permit?
Nah then Axel, Is Kevin Locke allowed to play over here with his police record.Will he be granted a permit? spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: -1

4:42pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

beverleyhills cop returns wrote:
axelf1963 wrote: I have been told who is coming but cannot divulge, Sorry Viking
shergar or lord lucan opps sorry I cant divulge sorry folks.but when and if anybody is announced he will say I told you so.Its all smoke and mirrors and bs all he does is trawl other web sites.By the way I have been told the messiah is coming but ill keep that a secret as wellL LOL COYB KEEP THE FAITH
Hmmm.

What a familiar writting style. I wonder who this could be?????
[quote][p][bold]beverleyhills cop returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: I have been told who is coming but cannot divulge, Sorry Viking[/p][/quote]shergar or lord lucan opps sorry I cant divulge sorry folks.but when and if anybody is announced he will say I told you so.Its all smoke and mirrors and bs all he does is trawl other web sites.By the way I have been told the messiah is coming but ill keep that a secret as wellL LOL COYB KEEP THE FAITH[/p][/quote]Hmmm. What a familiar writting style. I wonder who this could be????? Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 2

5:12pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Bull4Life says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Nah then Axel,
Is Kevin Locke allowed to play over here with his police record.Will he be granted a permit?
More to the point, have the Bulls been granted their license / certificate to sign overseas players yet? I'm sure I read recently that it still hasn't been granted.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Nah then Axel, Is Kevin Locke allowed to play over here with his police record.Will he be granted a permit?[/p][/quote]More to the point, have the Bulls been granted their license / certificate to sign overseas players yet? I'm sure I read recently that it still hasn't been granted. Bull4Life
  • Score: -1

5:24pm Wed 30 Apr 14

beverleyhills cop returns says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
beverleyhills cop returns wrote:
axelf1963 wrote: I have been told who is coming but cannot divulge, Sorry Viking
shergar or lord lucan opps sorry I cant divulge sorry folks.but when and if anybody is announced he will say I told you so.Its all smoke and mirrors and bs all he does is trawl other web sites.By the way I have been told the messiah is coming but ill keep that a secret as wellL LOL COYB KEEP THE FAITH
Hmmm.

What a familiar writting style. I wonder who this could be?????
Its not that hard my grand daughter picked it lol going to get some info now will let you all in on it later if there is any news to tell COYB KEEP THE FAITH
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beverleyhills cop returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: I have been told who is coming but cannot divulge, Sorry Viking[/p][/quote]shergar or lord lucan opps sorry I cant divulge sorry folks.but when and if anybody is announced he will say I told you so.Its all smoke and mirrors and bs all he does is trawl other web sites.By the way I have been told the messiah is coming but ill keep that a secret as wellL LOL COYB KEEP THE FAITH[/p][/quote]Hmmm. What a familiar writting style. I wonder who this could be?????[/p][/quote]Its not that hard my grand daughter picked it lol going to get some info now will let you all in on it later if there is any news to tell COYB KEEP THE FAITH beverleyhills cop returns
  • Score: -2

5:40pm Wed 30 Apr 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Bull4life,
No idea about that one.No doubt somebody will tell us.
Bull4life, No idea about that one.No doubt somebody will tell us. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: -3

5:50pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Bull4Life says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Bull4life,
No idea about that one.No doubt somebody will tell us.
Cheers spanglish. This is what i was referring to...

"...and the Bulls remain unable to sign overseas players as they await clearance from the RFL and the Border Agency."

Written 6 days ago in this article:

http://www.thetelegr
aphandargus.co.uk/sp
ort/11167145.Sports_
lawyer_on_why_Bradfo
rd_Bulls_will_strugg
le_to_bolster_squad_
with_genuine_quality
/

I haven't seen anything since then to suggest that the situation has changed :-(
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Bull4life, No idea about that one.No doubt somebody will tell us.[/p][/quote]Cheers spanglish. This is what i was referring to... "...and the Bulls remain unable to sign overseas players as they await clearance from the RFL and the Border Agency." Written 6 days ago in this article: http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/sp ort/11167145.Sports_ lawyer_on_why_Bradfo rd_Bulls_will_strugg le_to_bolster_squad_ with_genuine_quality / I haven't seen anything since then to suggest that the situation has changed :-( Bull4Life
  • Score: 0

6:11pm Wed 30 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

beverleyhills cop returns wrote:
Bull4Life wrote:
beverleyhills cop returns wrote:
bully4us wrote:
All he is doing is reading the posts on the Salford section of the RAB forum. They have been saying they are releasing a couple of players after they sign Locke. One being a Prop and possibly second rower. Easy to read other posts and pretend you know something. From now on everyone check the spelling of Axelf if he wants to play that silly game.
No surprise really is it we all know the iq of a certain individual.We know what the squad needs so hopefully the powers that be will do there utmost to get it also im sure you spell a certain part of a car AXLE cant think why he spelt t axel COYB KEEP THE FAITH
Was that a serious comment? The thought that somebody with a monica containing 'beverleyhills cop' didn't spot the link to 'Axel F' made me chuckle. And incidentally, in that case 'axel' is the correct spelling - not that I intend to make a habit of sticking up for him :-)
You have to have a laugh every know and again
Know and again ?
Missed a few school lessons did we?
[quote][p][bold]beverleyhills cop returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bull4Life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beverleyhills cop returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bully4us[/bold] wrote: All he is doing is reading the posts on the Salford section of the RAB forum. They have been saying they are releasing a couple of players after they sign Locke. One being a Prop and possibly second rower. Easy to read other posts and pretend you know something. From now on everyone check the spelling of Axelf if he wants to play that silly game.[/p][/quote]No surprise really is it we all know the iq of a certain individual.We know what the squad needs so hopefully the powers that be will do there utmost to get it also im sure you spell a certain part of a car AXLE cant think why he spelt t axel COYB KEEP THE FAITH[/p][/quote]Was that a serious comment? The thought that somebody with a monica containing 'beverleyhills cop' didn't spot the link to 'Axel F' made me chuckle. And incidentally, in that case 'axel' is the correct spelling - not that I intend to make a habit of sticking up for him :-)[/p][/quote]You have to have a laugh every know and again[/p][/quote]Know and again ? Missed a few school lessons did we? axelf1963
  • Score: 2

6:12pm Wed 30 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Bull4Life wrote:
spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Nah then Axel,
Is Kevin Locke allowed to play over here with his police record.Will he be granted a permit?
More to the point, have the Bulls been granted their license / certificate to sign overseas players yet? I'm sure I read recently that it still hasn't been granted.
Locke gong to Salford so not an issue
[quote][p][bold]Bull4Life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Nah then Axel, Is Kevin Locke allowed to play over here with his police record.Will he be granted a permit?[/p][/quote]More to the point, have the Bulls been granted their license / certificate to sign overseas players yet? I'm sure I read recently that it still hasn't been granted.[/p][/quote]Locke gong to Salford so not an issue axelf1963
  • Score: 1

6:13pm Wed 30 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Going
Going axelf1963
  • Score: 1

6:21pm Wed 30 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Nah then Axel,
Is Kevin Locke allowed to play over here with his police record.Will he be granted a permit?
Evening my friend, I am pretty sure the good DR will pull the relevant strings
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Nah then Axel, Is Kevin Locke allowed to play over here with his police record.Will he be granted a permit?[/p][/quote]Evening my friend, I am pretty sure the good DR will pull the relevant strings axelf1963
  • Score: 2

7:20pm Wed 30 Apr 14

bullsfan since 77 says...

what a waste of time these comments are !!!,
why dont all the pratt's who clogg this place up (we all know who im talking about) just meet up somewhere ?? you can then chat among'st yourselves, you all seem to have plenty time to waste so meeting should'nt be a problem, Then if you can work out a sentence between you that's relevant by all means stick it on here
what a waste of time these comments are !!!, why dont all the pratt's who clogg this place up (we all know who im talking about) just meet up somewhere ?? you can then chat among'st yourselves, you all seem to have plenty time to waste so meeting should'nt be a problem, Then if you can work out a sentence between you that's relevant by all means stick it on here bullsfan since 77
  • Score: 2

10:57pm Wed 30 Apr 14

oddshapedballs says...

Not related to this report but for once I back the rfl.
Take the #### to the cleaners and shut his slop shops down in the process. Said right from the off that he was not good for the club and had other agendas and was slagged off for it on here. Oh what a difference 12 months makes.
Not related to this report but for once I back the rfl. Take the #### to the cleaners and shut his slop shops down in the process. Said right from the off that he was not good for the club and had other agendas and was slagged off for it on here. Oh what a difference 12 months makes. oddshapedballs
  • Score: 3

6:33am Thu 1 May 14

expatbull says...

axelf1963 wrote:
I have been told who is coming but cannot divulge, Sorry Viking
seems like the Viking has got into your head you think hes everywhere
anyway got to go and sharpen my bloodaxe.
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: I have been told who is coming but cannot divulge, Sorry Viking[/p][/quote]seems like the Viking has got into your head you think hes everywhere anyway got to go and sharpen my bloodaxe. expatbull
  • Score: 0

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