Danny Addy has strong survival instinct for Bradford Bulls

STAYING POSITIVE: Danny Addy, left, believes the Bulls can steer clear of trouble now they have a fitter squad available

STAYING POSITIVE: Danny Addy, left, believes the Bulls can steer clear of trouble now they have a fitter squad available

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

Danny Addy says he has never even contemplated the grim prospect of relegation and is confident the Bulls will beat Wakefield in Sunday’s crunch clash.

Francis Cummins’ men are gearing up for a pivotal period as they bid to put the Wildcats to the sword ahead of their points appeal hearing next Wednesday.

Bulls chairman Marc Green has billed Sunday’s showdown as possibly even more important than the numerous finals the club reached during the early years of the Millennium.

Addy is aware of the significance of the match but he insists the Bulls will beat the drop in the coming weeks.

The versatile back-rower, who has played in the halves in the last three games, said: “Do I think we will stay up? Without a doubt.

“It has never even crossed my mind that we are going to get relegated.

“We’ve got a good set of lads here and a lot of people don’t see it but we work so hard for each other.

“Now we’re beginning to get a full squad back at our disposal, then we will be ready to kick on and start gelling again – starting this weekend.

“Since the start of the season when we lost Carvs (Garreth Carvell), Jarrod (Sammut) and Scrutes (Nick Scruton), we’ve been doing it tough, especially after all the injuries we’ve had.

“We’ve had players playing out of position but now lads are starting to come back, so we’ve just got to stick together and we’ll definitely pick up some wins.”

Like Cummins, Wakefield coach Richard Agar has seen his small squad badly affected by injuries in recent weeks.

This week he signed former Bradford star Lee Gilmour, 36, from Castleford to boost his numbers.

The Bulls, meanwhile, are set to be bolstered by the return after injury of five key players in Jamal Fakir, Matty Blythe, Dale Ferguson, Chev Walker and skipper Matt Diskin.

Addy is confident of a vast improvement from last week’s dismal defeat against Catalan Dragons in the south of France.

The homegrown 23-year-old continued: “There was no excuse for last week’s performance.

“We didn’t get off to the best of starts and it took us a while to recover.

“In spells we looked dangerous but overall it wasn’t good enough and Sunday’s game is definitely a must-win now.

“There is no secret it’s probably going to be a fight at the bottom with us and Wakefield, so we need to get the two points this weekend.”

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8:37am Fri 30 May 14

1964gc says...

I wish I shared his optimism, priming my self for post match excuses😠
I wish I shared his optimism, priming my self for post match excuses😠 1964gc
  • Score: 2

8:49am Fri 30 May 14

bully4us says...

Next three league games will determine our destiny. After that we have a terrible 6 weeks where we could win nothing.
Next three league games will determine our destiny. After that we have a terrible 6 weeks where we could win nothing. bully4us
  • Score: 7

8:55am Fri 30 May 14

A650 says...

Time for actions to speak louder than words.
Time for actions to speak louder than words. A650
  • Score: 7

9:19am Fri 30 May 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Massive crowd at Huddersfield last night for top match v Wigan. 6000 and we complain when we get that against Catalan.
Massive crowd at Huddersfield last night for top match v Wigan. 6000 and we complain when we get that against Catalan. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 4

9:47am Fri 30 May 14

Bullmaniac says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Massive crowd at Huddersfield last night for top match v Wigan. 6000 and we complain when we get that against Catalan.
Huddersfield (and Salford for that matter) have never been well supported clubs traditionally - even when Salford were a good team - long before I was born. It is dissappointing for the game to see such poor crowds but what do you expect when playing games on a Thursday night and they are televised?!

That said even Huddersfield winning everything under the sun (which they have yet to do) would still only attract a modest average attendance. I'm sure the rest of the league (if not the RFL) would rather have Odsal averaging 15k every other week, along with the other top teams bringing in the punters and regularly getting 5 figure attendances.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Massive crowd at Huddersfield last night for top match v Wigan. 6000 and we complain when we get that against Catalan.[/p][/quote]Huddersfield (and Salford for that matter) have never been well supported clubs traditionally - even when Salford were a good team - long before I was born. It is dissappointing for the game to see such poor crowds but what do you expect when playing games on a Thursday night and they are televised?! That said even Huddersfield winning everything under the sun (which they have yet to do) would still only attract a modest average attendance. I'm sure the rest of the league (if not the RFL) would rather have Odsal averaging 15k every other week, along with the other top teams bringing in the punters and regularly getting 5 figure attendances. Bullmaniac
  • Score: 3

10:54am Fri 30 May 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

Danny Addy is one of our players who would be snapped up if we did get relegated so he his future is safe no matter how the rest of the season pans out.

The RFL and Sky need to seriously look at their match scheduling, Thursday night games are never going to get massive crowds and yet we have no TV coverage of Saturday or Sunday fixtures unless the Dragons are playing at home.

Our game on Sunday is one of the big games of the season (for the wrong reasons) and would be a massive TV draw for the natural fan.
Danny Addy is one of our players who would be snapped up if we did get relegated so he his future is safe no matter how the rest of the season pans out. The RFL and Sky need to seriously look at their match scheduling, Thursday night games are never going to get massive crowds and yet we have no TV coverage of Saturday or Sunday fixtures unless the Dragons are playing at home. Our game on Sunday is one of the big games of the season (for the wrong reasons) and would be a massive TV draw for the natural fan. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 8

12:04pm Fri 30 May 14

Bull4eva says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
Danny Addy is one of our players who would be snapped up if we did get relegated so he his future is safe no matter how the rest of the season pans out.

The RFL and Sky need to seriously look at their match scheduling, Thursday night games are never going to get massive crowds and yet we have no TV coverage of Saturday or Sunday fixtures unless the Dragons are playing at home.

Our game on Sunday is one of the big games of the season (for the wrong reasons) and would be a massive TV draw for the natural fan.
Natural fan??
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: Danny Addy is one of our players who would be snapped up if we did get relegated so he his future is safe no matter how the rest of the season pans out. The RFL and Sky need to seriously look at their match scheduling, Thursday night games are never going to get massive crowds and yet we have no TV coverage of Saturday or Sunday fixtures unless the Dragons are playing at home. Our game on Sunday is one of the big games of the season (for the wrong reasons) and would be a massive TV draw for the natural fan.[/p][/quote]Natural fan?? Bull4eva
  • Score: -2

12:12pm Fri 30 May 14

OdsalOptimist says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
Danny Addy is one of our players who would be snapped up if we did get relegated so he his future is safe no matter how the rest of the season pans out. The RFL and Sky need to seriously look at their match scheduling, Thursday night games are never going to get massive crowds and yet we have no TV coverage of Saturday or Sunday fixtures unless the Dragons are playing at home. Our game on Sunday is one of the big games of the season (for the wrong reasons) and would be a massive TV draw for the natural fan.
I think we needed this game to be on Sky.. I'm worried there will be a massive refereeing error on Sunday that could make or break the game...
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: Danny Addy is one of our players who would be snapped up if we did get relegated so he his future is safe no matter how the rest of the season pans out. The RFL and Sky need to seriously look at their match scheduling, Thursday night games are never going to get massive crowds and yet we have no TV coverage of Saturday or Sunday fixtures unless the Dragons are playing at home. Our game on Sunday is one of the big games of the season (for the wrong reasons) and would be a massive TV draw for the natural fan.[/p][/quote]I think we needed this game to be on Sky.. I'm worried there will be a massive refereeing error on Sunday that could make or break the game... OdsalOptimist
  • Score: 6

12:50pm Fri 30 May 14

BierleyBoy says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Massive crowd at Huddersfield last night for top match v Wigan. 6000 and we complain when we get that against Catalan.
And Huddersfield crowds are relevant to Bulls on field performances how exactly?

Are you suggesting league points should be awarded based on gates?
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Massive crowd at Huddersfield last night for top match v Wigan. 6000 and we complain when we get that against Catalan.[/p][/quote]And Huddersfield crowds are relevant to Bulls on field performances how exactly? Are you suggesting league points should be awarded based on gates? BierleyBoy
  • Score: -3

1:21pm Fri 30 May 14

Paul from Idle says...

Addy is like the rest of them,in a dream world reality is the tr has made alternative arrangements for next season along with the owner.
Addy is like the rest of them,in a dream world reality is the tr has made alternative arrangements for next season along with the owner. Paul from Idle
  • Score: 2

1:56pm Fri 30 May 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Bierley Boy,
Please tell me where I have implied either of your ridiculous comments.The post was to show how the game is going from bad to worse as a spectator sport.If that game can only draw a crowd of 6000 which way can you see the game going,forward or backwards.Where do the Bulls performances come into that.For what it is worth I actually think the Bulls performances are dire.The worst since the re-formation in fact.Am I suggesting that points are awarded on crowd figures.Where have you dreamt that one up,you must have a very vivid imagination.
Bierley Boy, Please tell me where I have implied either of your ridiculous comments.The post was to show how the game is going from bad to worse as a spectator sport.If that game can only draw a crowd of 6000 which way can you see the game going,forward or backwards.Where do the Bulls performances come into that.For what it is worth I actually think the Bulls performances are dire.The worst since the re-formation in fact.Am I suggesting that points are awarded on crowd figures.Where have you dreamt that one up,you must have a very vivid imagination. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 4

7:55pm Fri 30 May 14

raisemeup says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Bierley Boy,
Please tell me where I have implied either of your ridiculous comments.The post was to show how the game is going from bad to worse as a spectator sport.If that game can only draw a crowd of 6000 which way can you see the game going,forward or backwards.Where do the Bulls performances come into that.For what it is worth I actually think the Bulls performances are dire.The worst since the re-formation in fact.Am I suggesting that points are awarded on crowd figures.Where have you dreamt that one up,you must have a very vivid imagination.
As per last sentence just remove > a very vivid< add "NO" and you are right on the button spanglish.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Bierley Boy, Please tell me where I have implied either of your ridiculous comments.The post was to show how the game is going from bad to worse as a spectator sport.If that game can only draw a crowd of 6000 which way can you see the game going,forward or backwards.Where do the Bulls performances come into that.For what it is worth I actually think the Bulls performances are dire.The worst since the re-formation in fact.Am I suggesting that points are awarded on crowd figures.Where have you dreamt that one up,you must have a very vivid imagination.[/p][/quote]As per last sentence just remove > a very vivid< add "NO" and you are right on the button spanglish. raisemeup
  • Score: -1

8:39pm Fri 30 May 14

BierleyBoy says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Bierley Boy,
Please tell me where I have implied either of your ridiculous comments.The post was to show how the game is going from bad to worse as a spectator sport.If that game can only draw a crowd of 6000 which way can you see the game going,forward or backwards.Where do the Bulls performances come into that.For what it is worth I actually think the Bulls performances are dire.The worst since the re-formation in fact.Am I suggesting that points are awarded on crowd figures.Where have you dreamt that one up,you must have a very vivid imagination.
Why even mention Giants crowds? They don't draw as many as the Bulls, but what has that got to do with anything? The game isn't going backwards because Huddersfield get lower crowds than the Bulls. It's always been the case in the Super league era.

The game is going backwards because clubs like the Bulls are badly run and spending beyond what they can afford to try & compete. They also play in a stadium where the terracing is outdated ad not fit for purpose in 21st century sports stadia.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Bierley Boy, Please tell me where I have implied either of your ridiculous comments.The post was to show how the game is going from bad to worse as a spectator sport.If that game can only draw a crowd of 6000 which way can you see the game going,forward or backwards.Where do the Bulls performances come into that.For what it is worth I actually think the Bulls performances are dire.The worst since the re-formation in fact.Am I suggesting that points are awarded on crowd figures.Where have you dreamt that one up,you must have a very vivid imagination.[/p][/quote]Why even mention Giants crowds? They don't draw as many as the Bulls, but what has that got to do with anything? The game isn't going backwards because Huddersfield get lower crowds than the Bulls. It's always been the case in the Super league era. The game is going backwards because clubs like the Bulls are badly run and spending beyond what they can afford to try & compete. They also play in a stadium where the terracing is outdated ad not fit for purpose in 21st century sports stadia. BierleyBoy
  • Score: 0

9:20pm Sun 1 Jun 14

bradfordbronco says...

So it seems the Bulls crowds are a disgrace. But when its pointed that despite not doing very well on the pitch they're still getting more than many other teams.

Hang on though we're not allowed to use that as an argument against the general state of the game because its the Bulls and NOT the RFL who are to blame for state of the game

Have I got it right now boys?
So it seems the Bulls crowds are a disgrace. But when its pointed that despite not doing very well on the pitch they're still getting more than many other teams. Hang on though we're not allowed to use that as an argument against the general state of the game because its the Bulls and NOT the RFL who are to blame for state of the game Have I got it right now boys? bradfordbronco
  • Score: 1

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