Bradford Bulls points appeal set for June 4

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The Bulls' appeal against their points deduction will be heard on Wednesday, June 4, the Rugby Football League announced this afternoon.

The hearing, before an independent sporting sanctions appeals panel, will be held three days after the Bulls play Wakefield in a potential relegation four-pointer at Odsal's Provident Stadium.

Bradford were docked six points by the RFL's board of directors on February 25 after going into administration for the second time in two years.

The club opted to launch an unprecedented appeal after Marc Green took charge of the club and the appeal was granted by the RFL.

The panel, which will comprise experts in financial law and insolvency, will consider the cases put by Bradford and the RFL and has the power to reduce the sanction, overthrow it or uphold it.

Bradford are currently second from bottom of the First Utility Super League on zero points, above London Broncos on points difference and eight behind Wakefield.

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4:15pm Thu 22 May 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

So Marc Green is appealing the 6 point deduction for the club going into administration having been the man who put the club into administration to protect the company from HMRC who were issuing a winding up order in order to secure his £250k.

Will be interesting to see on what basis this points deduction would be overturned.

It's hard to claim the club didn't gain an advantage when the club might not currently exist if HMRC lodged their winding up order and the club ceased to exist. Minus 6 points and a club in existance is better than no club at all.
So Marc Green is appealing the 6 point deduction for the club going into administration having been the man who put the club into administration to protect the company from HMRC who were issuing a winding up order in order to secure his £250k. Will be interesting to see on what basis this points deduction would be overturned. It's hard to claim the club didn't gain an advantage when the club might not currently exist if HMRC lodged their winding up order and the club ceased to exist. Minus 6 points and a club in existance is better than no club at all. Thee Voice of Reason
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4:24pm Thu 22 May 14

Bull4Life says...

Not normally one for conspiracies but...

How incredibly convenient that the hearing should take place straight after 2 key fixtures, the results of which will almost certainly determine whether or not we have any hope at all of avoiding the drop?
Not normally one for conspiracies but... How incredibly convenient that the hearing should take place straight after 2 key fixtures, the results of which will almost certainly determine whether or not we have any hope at all of avoiding the drop? Bull4Life
  • Score: 22

5:56pm Thu 22 May 14

1964gc says...

Bull4Life wrote:
Not normally one for conspiracies but...

How incredibly convenient that the hearing should take place straight after 2 key fixtures, the results of which will almost certainly determine whether or not we have any hope at all of avoiding the drop?
Simple,we win we get no points back,we lose we get a token gesture 2 points back

We are down I m afraid,Wakefield have a better experienced coach too.

Cummins is a loyal honourable man who has been put in an impossible situation
[quote][p][bold]Bull4Life[/bold] wrote: Not normally one for conspiracies but... How incredibly convenient that the hearing should take place straight after 2 key fixtures, the results of which will almost certainly determine whether or not we have any hope at all of avoiding the drop?[/p][/quote]Simple,we win we get no points back,we lose we get a token gesture 2 points back We are down I m afraid,Wakefield have a better experienced coach too. Cummins is a loyal honourable man who has been put in an impossible situation 1964gc
  • Score: 2

7:03pm Thu 22 May 14

blue marlin says...

1964gc wrote:
Bull4Life wrote:
Not normally one for conspiracies but...

How incredibly convenient that the hearing should take place straight after 2 key fixtures, the results of which will almost certainly determine whether or not we have any hope at all of avoiding the drop?
Simple,we win we get no points back,we lose we get a token gesture 2 points back

We are down I m afraid,Wakefield have a better experienced coach too.

Cummins is a loyal honourable man who has been put in an impossible situation
The first thing I though when I saw the date
[quote][p][bold]1964gc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bull4Life[/bold] wrote: Not normally one for conspiracies but... How incredibly convenient that the hearing should take place straight after 2 key fixtures, the results of which will almost certainly determine whether or not we have any hope at all of avoiding the drop?[/p][/quote]Simple,we win we get no points back,we lose we get a token gesture 2 points back We are down I m afraid,Wakefield have a better experienced coach too. Cummins is a loyal honourable man who has been put in an impossible situation[/p][/quote]The first thing I though when I saw the date blue marlin
  • Score: 1

8:47pm Thu 22 May 14

Paul from Idle says...

I'm watching wigans kids put in a great effort why can't ours?? We wouldn't have to worry then about points deduction!
I'm watching wigans kids put in a great effort why can't ours?? We wouldn't have to worry then about points deduction! Paul from Idle
  • Score: 10

12:15am Fri 23 May 14

Bradfordbull72 says...

Paul from Idle wrote:
I'm watching wigans kids put in a great effort why can't ours?? We wouldn't have to worry then about points deduction!
Paul you obviously know nothing, those wigan youngsters handed debuts in the circumstances our young lads have made theirs would probably have similiar success. Don 't think anyone can question effort , if you have watched most of the games
[quote][p][bold]Paul from Idle[/bold] wrote: I'm watching wigans kids put in a great effort why can't ours?? We wouldn't have to worry then about points deduction![/p][/quote]Paul you obviously know nothing, those wigan youngsters handed debuts in the circumstances our young lads have made theirs would probably have similiar success. Don 't think anyone can question effort , if you have watched most of the games Bradfordbull72
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7:20am Fri 23 May 14

colgre says...

I suppose the points appeal result ought to be out by the end of August after Big Nige has had to nip out to Greggs a few times....wonder what his expense bill runs to....
I suppose the points appeal result ought to be out by the end of August after Big Nige has had to nip out to Greggs a few times....wonder what his expense bill runs to.... colgre
  • Score: 2

7:31am Fri 23 May 14

Paul from Idle says...

As previously posted line speed quick play the balls getting in the opposition faces is about fitness and the will to win.
Their performances typify their coach's approach. When you get an opportunity as a young player you take it with both hands I believe i do know a thing or two about the game and all I saw from the Wigan lads was passion and the desire to graft!
As previously posted line speed quick play the balls getting in the opposition faces is about fitness and the will to win. Their performances typify their coach's approach. When you get an opportunity as a young player you take it with both hands I believe i do know a thing or two about the game and all I saw from the Wigan lads was passion and the desire to graft! Paul from Idle
  • Score: 9

8:40am Fri 23 May 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Will the points appeal panel quiz the R.F.L. and ask them how they managed to arrive at the decision that the Khan regime were fit and proper persons to run the club after they had investigated their business plan,or were they accepted because they agreed to forego the Sky monies.Something about this whole fiasco does not sit properly with me.Before T.V.O.R. jumps in with it was the Bulls who created their own problems,I know that,I just wonder why the Khan regime were deemed fit and proper to run the club.How did they arrive at that conclusion.I agree,I personally was taken in by them but I did not have all the facts and figures in front of me.Presumably the R.F.L. did so some blame must be attached to them or maybe they just are not up to the job they are supposed to do.At the end of the day whichever way the Panel decide the R.F.L will over rule them so why bother.They are not going to admit they were wrong.
Will the points appeal panel quiz the R.F.L. and ask them how they managed to arrive at the decision that the Khan regime were fit and proper persons to run the club after they had investigated their business plan,or were they accepted because they agreed to forego the Sky monies.Something about this whole fiasco does not sit properly with me.Before T.V.O.R. jumps in with it was the Bulls who created their own problems,I know that,I just wonder why the Khan regime were deemed fit and proper to run the club.How did they arrive at that conclusion.I agree,I personally was taken in by them but I did not have all the facts and figures in front of me.Presumably the R.F.L. did so some blame must be attached to them or maybe they just are not up to the job they are supposed to do.At the end of the day whichever way the Panel decide the R.F.L will over rule them so why bother.They are not going to admit they were wrong. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 0

9:46am Fri 23 May 14

The Fat Lady Sings says...

Paul from Idle wrote:
I'm watching wigans kids put in a great effort why can't ours?? We wouldn't have to worry then about points deduction!
The side does put effort in. Unfortunately, Wigan used theirs in defence, in line speed, in covering, in tackling (one round the ankles every time - oh for a Keith Mumby) whilst the Bulls' seems to get lost in meaningless plays, coughing up the ball too easily and chasing shadows. The effort is there for all to see and all credit to the players but I can make a great effort to push a pea down the road with my nose. Effort must be channeled into something constructive (winning!) and that is down to coaching - period.
[quote][p][bold]Paul from Idle[/bold] wrote: I'm watching wigans kids put in a great effort why can't ours?? We wouldn't have to worry then about points deduction![/p][/quote]The side does put effort in. Unfortunately, Wigan used theirs in defence, in line speed, in covering, in tackling (one round the ankles every time - oh for a Keith Mumby) whilst the Bulls' seems to get lost in meaningless plays, coughing up the ball too easily and chasing shadows. The effort is there for all to see and all credit to the players but I can make a great effort to push a pea down the road with my nose. Effort must be channeled into something constructive (winning!) and that is down to coaching - period. The Fat Lady Sings
  • Score: 4

6:11pm Fri 23 May 14

Paul from Idle says...

The Fat Lady Sings wrote:
Paul from Idle wrote:
I'm watching wigans kids put in a great effort why can't ours?? We wouldn't have to worry then about points deduction!
The side does put effort in. Unfortunately, Wigan used theirs in defence, in line speed, in covering, in tackling (one round the ankles every time - oh for a Keith Mumby) whilst the Bulls' seems to get lost in meaningless plays, coughing up the ball too easily and chasing shadows. The effort is there for all to see and all credit to the players but I can make a great effort to push a pea down the road with my nose. Effort must be channeled into something constructive (winning!) and that is down to coaching - period.
Exactly my point .....bang on
[quote][p][bold]The Fat Lady Sings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul from Idle[/bold] wrote: I'm watching wigans kids put in a great effort why can't ours?? We wouldn't have to worry then about points deduction![/p][/quote]The side does put effort in. Unfortunately, Wigan used theirs in defence, in line speed, in covering, in tackling (one round the ankles every time - oh for a Keith Mumby) whilst the Bulls' seems to get lost in meaningless plays, coughing up the ball too easily and chasing shadows. The effort is there for all to see and all credit to the players but I can make a great effort to push a pea down the road with my nose. Effort must be channeled into something constructive (winning!) and that is down to coaching - period.[/p][/quote]Exactly my point .....bang on Paul from Idle
  • Score: 1

5:55pm Sun 25 May 14

AUGUST1964 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
So Marc Green is appealing the 6 point deduction for the club going into administration having been the man who put the club into administration to protect the company from HMRC who were issuing a winding up order in order to secure his £250k.

Will be interesting to see on what basis this points deduction would be overturned.

It's hard to claim the club didn't gain an advantage when the club might not currently exist if HMRC lodged their winding up order and the club ceased to exist. Minus 6 points and a club in existance is better than no club at all.
As the sign over the shop in Dewsbury used to read "Dont't talk tripe eat it"
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: So Marc Green is appealing the 6 point deduction for the club going into administration having been the man who put the club into administration to protect the company from HMRC who were issuing a winding up order in order to secure his £250k. Will be interesting to see on what basis this points deduction would be overturned. It's hard to claim the club didn't gain an advantage when the club might not currently exist if HMRC lodged their winding up order and the club ceased to exist. Minus 6 points and a club in existance is better than no club at all.[/p][/quote]As the sign over the shop in Dewsbury used to read "Dont't talk tripe eat it" AUGUST1964
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