Marc Green vows commitment to Bradford Bulls

Bulls chairman Marc Green

Bulls chairman Marc Green

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CHAIRMAN Marc Green has reiterated his commitment to the Bulls should they be relegated from Super League.

The club’s owner took the decision to sack Francis Cummins and assistant Lee St Hilaire yesterday in a bid to beat the drop.

It is understood the Bulls are also considering further action to win back the six points they had deducted for entering administration.

The penalty was upheld last week but Green believes the club can win enough games to stay up.

Furthermore, he has told supporters he is committed to returning the Bulls to their former glories.

Green said: “I’m becoming tired of being questioned over my long-term plans and whether I will stay around if the club are to be relegated.

“I have stated publicly both in matchday programmes and in the media that I am in it for the long haul.

“To add further weight to this, I was recently made aware that a club chairman has the honour of leading the team out at Wembley in a Challenge Cup final.

“As a result, I am determined to rebuild this club, to be able to compete for such honours again.

“One of the main driving forces behind this is a desire to make my father proud and to lead the club out at a Challenge Cup final would be very special indeed.”

Green added that, if the club are relegated, he is committed to retaining a full-time squad and has no plans to move from Odsal.

Cummins, who joined Bradford as assistant to Mick Potter in 2010 before being appointed as his successor in September 2012, was unavailable for comment yesterday.

But St Hilaire admitted the news was a bitter pill to swallow after his eight-year spell was ended.

The assistant coach, who was sacked on his lunch break from training yesterday, said: “It was a tough one to take to be honest but I’ve had some great times and will always be grateful to Steve McNamara, Mick Potter and Franny for giving me a chance.

“I think what has happened here over the last couple of years, and not getting any points back last week, took a lot of stuffing out of people.

“Then we came across a red-hot Salford side on Sunday but I’ve had a great time here.

“Franny and I are both proud men wand we had a great bond, so today is obviously a very disappointing day. I hope to get another job in the game as soon as possible.”

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7:42am Tue 17 Jun 14

nosher says...

Wyke are looking for a coach son.
Wyke are looking for a coach son. nosher
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8:07am Tue 17 Jun 14

-HCK3R- says...

Yes Lee you came up against "Red hot Salford side" ....who were on an8 match losing run !!!...........
Yes Lee you came up against "Red hot Salford side" ....who were on an8 match losing run !!!........... -HCK3R-
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8:15am Tue 17 Jun 14

AdeyG'man says...

St Hilaire was lucky to be in a job for so long. Our defence has been a shambles since he came in! Fresh assistant coach and fresh ideas required.
St Hilaire was lucky to be in a job for so long. Our defence has been a shambles since he came in! Fresh assistant coach and fresh ideas required. AdeyG'man
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8:17am Tue 17 Jun 14

Sense99 says...

"The club’s owner took the decision to sack Francis Cummins and assistant Lee St Hilaire yesterday in a bid to beat the drop. " - far too late, why wasn't this done weeks ago ?

"It is understood the Bulls are also considering further action to win back the six points they had deducted for entering administration." - stop it, you are completely wasting your time, effort and money - how about investing in the team instead ?
"The club’s owner took the decision to sack Francis Cummins and assistant Lee St Hilaire yesterday in a bid to beat the drop. " - far too late, why wasn't this done weeks ago ? "It is understood the Bulls are also considering further action to win back the six points they had deducted for entering administration." - stop it, you are completely wasting your time, effort and money - how about investing in the team instead ? Sense99
  • Score: 7

8:56am Tue 17 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

How about you understanding they are in special measures.Fakir was signed until the end of the season because Catalan released him from their quota.He retired from playing but the Bulls talked him into coming out of retirement,no fee necessary.He was basically an amateur player.Understand yet.?
How about you understanding they are in special measures.Fakir was signed until the end of the season because Catalan released him from their quota.He retired from playing but the Bulls talked him into coming out of retirement,no fee necessary.He was basically an amateur player.Understand yet.? spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 5

8:57am Tue 17 Jun 14

caledonia15 says...

Sense99 wrote:
"The club’s owner took the decision to sack Francis Cummins and assistant Lee St Hilaire yesterday in a bid to beat the drop. " - far too late, why wasn't this done weeks ago ?

"It is understood the Bulls are also considering further action to win back the six points they had deducted for entering administration." - stop it, you are completely wasting your time, effort and money - how about investing in the team instead ?
Spot on with this comment, I really don't know why this action was taken after the wigan fiasco, if it had have been we may have just have had a chance of staying up, as far as trying to get the points back, forget it, and move on, what ever the rights and wrongs of the administration its happened and its time to look to the future.
Get the coach post filled and give the new guy some brass to invest in the side, and lets get rid of the dead wood that is stealing their wages by not performing on the pitch.This could well be either the start of a new era at Odsal, or a decline into oblivion, the loyal fans who have backed the club over the last few horrendous years deserve a team worth supporting, its been very hard these last few years and l now want to see the club finally moving in the right direction and one i can again be proud of.
[quote][p][bold]Sense99[/bold] wrote: "The club’s owner took the decision to sack Francis Cummins and assistant Lee St Hilaire yesterday in a bid to beat the drop. " - far too late, why wasn't this done weeks ago ? "It is understood the Bulls are also considering further action to win back the six points they had deducted for entering administration." - stop it, you are completely wasting your time, effort and money - how about investing in the team instead ?[/p][/quote]Spot on with this comment, I really don't know why this action was taken after the wigan fiasco, if it had have been we may have just have had a chance of staying up, as far as trying to get the points back, forget it, and move on, what ever the rights and wrongs of the administration its happened and its time to look to the future. Get the coach post filled and give the new guy some brass to invest in the side, and lets get rid of the dead wood that is stealing their wages by not performing on the pitch.This could well be either the start of a new era at Odsal, or a decline into oblivion, the loyal fans who have backed the club over the last few horrendous years deserve a team worth supporting, its been very hard these last few years and l now want to see the club finally moving in the right direction and one i can again be proud of. caledonia15
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9:41am Tue 17 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

The new brass will be available next season when the club comes out of special measures. Understand?
The new brass will be available next season when the club comes out of special measures. Understand? spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 0

9:54am Tue 17 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

You seem a bit ratty this morning Spangles , Get some san miguel on your cornflakes lad.
You seem a bit ratty this morning Spangles , Get some san miguel on your cornflakes lad. axelf1963
  • Score: 3

10:31am Tue 17 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Axel
A bit steamy here today,thunderstorm brewing,makes you short tempered.Wife locked herself in bedroom away from me.Two weeks I will be there supporting again.Try to explain what "special measures" mean Axelf.
Axel A bit steamy here today,thunderstorm brewing,makes you short tempered.Wife locked herself in bedroom away from me.Two weeks I will be there supporting again.Try to explain what "special measures" mean Axelf. spanglishbull.uk
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11:23am Tue 17 Jun 14

Wobblyhead says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
How about you understanding they are in special measures.Fakir was signed until the end of the season because Catalan released him from their quota.He retired from playing but the Bulls talked him into coming out of retirement,no fee necessary.He was basically an amateur player.Understand yet.?
I'm 90% sure we came out of special measures as soon as Green was approved, months ago.

And even if I'm wrong, it never meant we could sign anyone, only that we had to pass it through the RFL first.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: How about you understanding they are in special measures.Fakir was signed until the end of the season because Catalan released him from their quota.He retired from playing but the Bulls talked him into coming out of retirement,no fee necessary.He was basically an amateur player.Understand yet.?[/p][/quote]I'm 90% sure we came out of special measures as soon as Green was approved, months ago. And even if I'm wrong, it never meant we could sign anyone, only that we had to pass it through the RFL first. Wobblyhead
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1:56pm Tue 17 Jun 14

northern pig says...

A lot of anger and angst on the forum today. I for one see a lot of sense in this statement by MG, keeping a full time squad,gives us a massive advantage and will may be,encourage some of the better players to stay.committing to Odsal a new coaching team etc .He is aware he will have to spend some money as the present side would struggle in the championship.Give him a chance.
A lot of anger and angst on the forum today. I for one see a lot of sense in this statement by MG, keeping a full time squad,gives us a massive advantage and will may be,encourage some of the better players to stay.committing to Odsal a new coaching team etc .He is aware he will have to spend some money as the present side would struggle in the championship.Give him a chance. northern pig
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2:43pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Sense99 says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
The new brass will be available next season when the club comes out of special measures. Understand?
The new brass will NOT be available next season - why would it ? The salary cap in the Championship is far less, so Green won't need put any brass in will he, unless he somehow decides to start buying players out of contacts - but no one will come and play for us when we are in the Championship - and if he was going to do that why didn't he this year. So at best we could afford a similar team as this year, which might get us to the top 4 in the Championship, but...

It would make more sense to protect the club and the investment by putting some brass in and pulling all the stops out now, rather than let us go down, and then rebuild.

Lets not assume, as everyone seems to, that it will easy to bounce back especially with the with the way the play offs are. The bottom 4 super clubs effectively playing the top 4 Championship clubs - when these 4 super league clubs have double the salary cap of the Championship teams - so we will be in no better position than this year. Green has made a massive mistake if he thinks we will just bounce back. I will tell you I told you so at the end of next season ! Understand ?
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: The new brass will be available next season when the club comes out of special measures. Understand?[/p][/quote]The new brass will NOT be available next season - why would it ? The salary cap in the Championship is far less, so Green won't need put any brass in will he, unless he somehow decides to start buying players out of contacts - but no one will come and play for us when we are in the Championship - and if he was going to do that why didn't he this year. So at best we could afford a similar team as this year, which might get us to the top 4 in the Championship, but... It would make more sense to protect the club and the investment by putting some brass in and pulling all the stops out now, rather than let us go down, and then rebuild. Lets not assume, as everyone seems to, that it will easy to bounce back especially with the with the way the play offs are. The bottom 4 super clubs effectively playing the top 4 Championship clubs - when these 4 super league clubs have double the salary cap of the Championship teams - so we will be in no better position than this year. Green has made a massive mistake if he thinks we will just bounce back. I will tell you I told you so at the end of next season ! Understand ? Sense99
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3:16pm Tue 17 Jun 14

raisemeup says...

It is a huge task either way you look at it?
The best solution is SL, but either way the plan is to keep a better squad together to ensure if we go into the Championship we have all the basics in place to go back up for the 2016 Season.
We have at least got a further £550k to look forward to in the Championship than we are getting from central funding at moment ie £900 k , Champ. share plus £250k parachute share (if correct) = £1.1m .(£550 more)
We will be the only ex SL club with the most money to splash around, and proportionately better off than our NEW competitors in the Championship.
All we need is a coach who can persuade quality players that the club will once again be going somewhere. Who would that be???
Utopia is a fair way off though!!!
It is a huge task either way you look at it? The best solution is SL, but either way the plan is to keep a better squad together to ensure if we go into the Championship we have all the basics in place to go back up for the 2016 Season. We have at least got a further £550k to look forward to in the Championship than we are getting from central funding at moment ie £900 k , Champ. share plus £250k parachute share (if correct) = £1.1m .(£550 more) We will be the only ex SL club with the most money to splash around, and proportionately better off than our NEW competitors in the Championship. All we need is a coach who can persuade quality players that the club will once again be going somewhere. Who would that be??? Utopia is a fair way off though!!! raisemeup
  • Score: -1

3:26pm Tue 17 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

The new brass WILL be available next year with the parachute payment.This years top two in the championship win prize money which means that the top two plus the two being relegated with the parachute payments have more money to spend on players than the rest of the league.It does not seem fair but I understand that is the situation.Otherwise why would any team bother whether they won the championship or not.This way the two clubs are rewarded for their efforts this season.Otherwise Leigh would not push the boat out to achieve what they have this year,they do not have a major sponsor and will struggle to stay in S.L. if they make it.Featherstone have a major sponsor ,they intend going full time along with Bradford and London.Obviously those four clubs will have a big advantage over the others.They are the only clubs that will have money to spend on better players.That probably is the reason why people are expecting Bradford and London to bounce straight back up,which with proper management behind them should happen.That is one of the reasons Marc Green has not been dishing money out willy nilly.Relegation has been on the cards since the six points deduction so why would he waste money now.Better to see what the new coach wants and to steady the ship this season.Do you not agree?
The new brass WILL be available next year with the parachute payment.This years top two in the championship win prize money which means that the top two plus the two being relegated with the parachute payments have more money to spend on players than the rest of the league.It does not seem fair but I understand that is the situation.Otherwise why would any team bother whether they won the championship or not.This way the two clubs are rewarded for their efforts this season.Otherwise Leigh would not push the boat out to achieve what they have this year,they do not have a major sponsor and will struggle to stay in S.L. if they make it.Featherstone have a major sponsor ,they intend going full time along with Bradford and London.Obviously those four clubs will have a big advantage over the others.They are the only clubs that will have money to spend on better players.That probably is the reason why people are expecting Bradford and London to bounce straight back up,which with proper management behind them should happen.That is one of the reasons Marc Green has not been dishing money out willy nilly.Relegation has been on the cards since the six points deduction so why would he waste money now.Better to see what the new coach wants and to steady the ship this season.Do you not agree? spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: -2

4:38pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Sense99 says...

Spainishbulluk - I agree with most of what you say.

The 2 clubs getting relegated will get paracute payments, but overall we will only be allowed to spend on players salaries roughlty what we spent this year - so in effective we could have same squad - albeit some won't want to play in the Championship - Gale, etc.

But you miss the point... these 4 clubs in the championship (2 relegated from SL, say London and Bradford plus 2 winners from the Championship), will have less to spend than the SL clubs. So when the bottom 4 SL clubs play the top 4 Championship clubs at the end of next year the odds are massively stacked in factor of the 4 bottom SL sides.

So why would we expect Bradford with around same money as this year to be able to beat the bottom 4 clubs in SL next year (say Wakey, Salford, Hull KR & ?) - when we couldn't this year. Plus our sponsorship and gate receipts will go down.

That's not taking into account the massive factor that even if a player could earn the same wages in the Championship as the SL, he will choose to play in the SL everyday of the week - so by definition next year we will not have as good players as the SL clubs.

So, I don't believe it will be easy to bounce back. Hence why Green should have tried harder this year. I think if he believes we will easily bounce straight back he is very wrong.
Spainishbulluk - I agree with most of what you say. The 2 clubs getting relegated will get paracute payments, but overall we will only be allowed to spend on players salaries roughlty what we spent this year - so in effective we could have same squad - albeit some won't want to play in the Championship - Gale, etc. But you miss the point... these 4 clubs in the championship (2 relegated from SL, say London and Bradford plus 2 winners from the Championship), will have less to spend than the SL clubs. So when the bottom 4 SL clubs play the top 4 Championship clubs at the end of next year the odds are massively stacked in factor of the 4 bottom SL sides. So why would we expect Bradford with around same money as this year to be able to beat the bottom 4 clubs in SL next year (say Wakey, Salford, Hull KR & ?) - when we couldn't this year. Plus our sponsorship and gate receipts will go down. That's not taking into account the massive factor that even if a player could earn the same wages in the Championship as the SL, he will choose to play in the SL everyday of the week - so by definition next year we will not have as good players as the SL clubs. So, I don't believe it will be easy to bounce back. Hence why Green should have tried harder this year. I think if he believes we will easily bounce straight back he is very wrong. Sense99
  • Score: -1

4:46pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Holidays2014 says...

The club is not in special measure, it would have been under Mark Moore and co and that is why they walked away as they didn't want the club to be relegated. Under Marc green the club is NOT In special measures he is choosing not to invest in players and he wont rush to invest in a new manager mark my words.
The club is not in special measure, it would have been under Mark Moore and co and that is why they walked away as they didn't want the club to be relegated. Under Marc green the club is NOT In special measures he is choosing not to invest in players and he wont rush to invest in a new manager mark my words. Holidays2014
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4:53pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Sense99 says...

To clarify... if my numbers are correct..

ALL the Championship clubs will be on the same salary cap next year. Including the relegated SL clubs. So Bradford and London will not be able to spend any more on players salaries than the rest. They might have more money for infrastructure, coaches, etc, but not players salaries.

I think the salary cap in the Championship next year is £1m versus the £300k this year. Although a club needs to generate revenue of about £2.5m to spend this much.

The four teams that come down from Super League are going to be on £1.8m. So £1.8m versus a maximum of £1m - who do you think will have the better players ?

So bouncing back is no a given.
To clarify... if my numbers are correct.. ALL the Championship clubs will be on the same salary cap next year. Including the relegated SL clubs. So Bradford and London will not be able to spend any more on players salaries than the rest. They might have more money for infrastructure, coaches, etc, but not players salaries. I think the salary cap in the Championship next year is £1m versus the £300k this year. Although a club needs to generate revenue of about £2.5m to spend this much. The four teams that come down from Super League are going to be on £1.8m. So £1.8m versus a maximum of £1m - who do you think will have the better players ? So bouncing back is no a given. Sense99
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4:56pm Tue 17 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Sense 99,
I never said it would be easy.What I said would be with better management next season we should be one of the better placed clubs to achieve promotion.I think we could hazard a guess who will be the bottom clubs in the S.L. next season.Wakefield will be one ,Hull. K.R will be another,Widnes will be another,this year they have been the surprise packet,next year will be different.These teams will all be beatable next season.
Sense 99, I never said it would be easy.What I said would be with better management next season we should be one of the better placed clubs to achieve promotion.I think we could hazard a guess who will be the bottom clubs in the S.L. next season.Wakefield will be one ,Hull. K.R will be another,Widnes will be another,this year they have been the surprise packet,next year will be different.These teams will all be beatable next season. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: -1

5:16pm Tue 17 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Sense 99,
Explain to me please how this 4 plus 4 is going to work.From what I understand it will be the bottom 4 in S. L. plus the top 4 in the championship.The top 4 will go into S.L..All the 8 clubs will carry their points gained into this 8 team league.Am I correct here,if so it seems unfair on the bottom 4 from S.L. who will not have as many points as the top 4 from the championship.I must admit I am probably wrong with this assumption.Clarify please?
Sense 99, Explain to me please how this 4 plus 4 is going to work.From what I understand it will be the bottom 4 in S. L. plus the top 4 in the championship.The top 4 will go into S.L..All the 8 clubs will carry their points gained into this 8 team league.Am I correct here,if so it seems unfair on the bottom 4 from S.L. who will not have as many points as the top 4 from the championship.I must admit I am probably wrong with this assumption.Clarify please? spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: -1

6:55pm Tue 17 Jun 14

northern pig says...

As i understand it,when the league splits midway through the season.the points accrued by the 4championship teams and the bottom 4 S/L will be expunged the 4 teams who accrue the most points in this mini league, go into S/L
As i understand it,when the league splits midway through the season.the points accrued by the 4championship teams and the bottom 4 S/L will be expunged the 4 teams who accrue the most points in this mini league, go into S/L northern pig
  • Score: 0

7:54pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Sense99 says...

Spanishbulluk .... that's a good question. I have asked the RFL to clarify all the exact details and payment values, but me thinks they are still finalising some details.

But I think it is like this...

ALL SL and Championship teams play each other twice, obviously in their separate leagues.

After these games...

Top 8 SL, go into SL play offs as per this year.

Bottom 4 SL and top 4 Championship split into "middle league". But their points start from zero. They all play each other once. Not sure who decides home or away. After these games, the top 3 teams automatically go into SL. Teams in places 4 and 5 play each other for last SLplace.

Bottom 8 in Championship.
I think play each other once. Highest points wins a shield, But to be honest I haven't taken much notice of this.

Very complicated. Pus won't the teams that end up in bottom 4 in SL play more games next year than this year.
SL of 12 teams play each other twice = 22 games, then bottom 4 play in middle league 7 times. 29 games ?
Spanishbulluk .... that's a good question. I have asked the RFL to clarify all the exact details and payment values, but me thinks they are still finalising some details. But I think it is like this... ALL SL and Championship teams play each other twice, obviously in their separate leagues. After these games... Top 8 SL, go into SL play offs as per this year. Bottom 4 SL and top 4 Championship split into "middle league". But their points start from zero. They all play each other once. Not sure who decides home or away. After these games, the top 3 teams automatically go into SL. Teams in places 4 and 5 play each other for last SLplace. Bottom 8 in Championship. I think play each other once. Highest points wins a shield, But to be honest I haven't taken much notice of this. Very complicated. Pus won't the teams that end up in bottom 4 in SL play more games next year than this year. SL of 12 teams play each other twice = 22 games, then bottom 4 play in middle league 7 times. 29 games ? Sense99
  • Score: -1

7:58pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Sense99 says...

Close but the answer is....

SL teams all play each other twice, as do Championship teams in their league.

After these games....

Top 8 SL, have play offs just same as now.

Bottom 4 SL and top 4 Championship go into middle league. Points start from zero. They all play each other once. Not sure who decides home and away ties. After these games. The top 3 go to SL automatically and then 4th and 5th play off for final SL spot.

Bottom 8 in Championship play each other once. Then not sure what they do, didn't pay too much attention.
Close but the answer is.... SL teams all play each other twice, as do Championship teams in their league. After these games.... Top 8 SL, have play offs just same as now. Bottom 4 SL and top 4 Championship go into middle league. Points start from zero. They all play each other once. Not sure who decides home and away ties. After these games. The top 3 go to SL automatically and then 4th and 5th play off for final SL spot. Bottom 8 in Championship play each other once. Then not sure what they do, didn't pay too much attention. Sense99
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7:59pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Sense99 says...

Apologies, posted it twice, my internet connection went down,.
Apologies, posted it twice, my internet connection went down,. Sense99
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9:39pm Tue 17 Jun 14

The Fat Lady Sings says...

I do not think it is a given that the Bulls will bounce back immediately. So the question must be how long is Green in this? The club and staff, in its current form, will struggle in the Championship. New coach will be a probable for this season as Green has more a less said we are doomed. Is that why the RFL chose him as the preferred bidder? I just can't help feeling this guy is not in it for the long haul. He's all platitudes. Green and Ferres have shown they know diddly-squat about rugby as they allowed Cummins so much time that a successor has no chance of reversing the awful atmosphere/attitude at the club. Bulls supporters prepare yourself for a lengthy spell in the nether regions of rugby league, Swinton and Dewsbury used to be the best. Where are they now?
I do not think it is a given that the Bulls will bounce back immediately. So the question must be how long is Green in this? The club and staff, in its current form, will struggle in the Championship. New coach will be a probable for this season as Green has more a less said we are doomed. Is that why the RFL chose him as the preferred bidder? I just can't help feeling this guy is not in it for the long haul. He's all platitudes. Green and Ferres have shown they know diddly-squat about rugby as they allowed Cummins so much time that a successor has no chance of reversing the awful atmosphere/attitude at the club. Bulls supporters prepare yourself for a lengthy spell in the nether regions of rugby league, Swinton and Dewsbury used to be the best. Where are they now? The Fat Lady Sings
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10:02pm Tue 17 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Fat Lady,
I do not know why you assume Marc Green will walk away I do not know the chap but as far as I am concerned I am quite happy to believe what he says.Why would you think otherwise unless you know the man personally.Hopefully he will not read the comments you pass as if he did happen to read them I would not blame him if he walked away.Do you want a club or not? If not,fine ,walk away but a lot of supporters do want a club so your comments do no good at all for the situation.Also,how can you say Steve Ferres knows nothing about R.L.That is a stupid statement,of course he knows about R.L.he has spent his life involved with the game so surely he has learned something.As I have stated your comments will not help the situation now at Odsal.The man is a business man,let him get on with it,the club needs sorting out and he may just be the man to do it.
Fat Lady, I do not know why you assume Marc Green will walk away I do not know the chap but as far as I am concerned I am quite happy to believe what he says.Why would you think otherwise unless you know the man personally.Hopefully he will not read the comments you pass as if he did happen to read them I would not blame him if he walked away.Do you want a club or not? If not,fine ,walk away but a lot of supporters do want a club so your comments do no good at all for the situation.Also,how can you say Steve Ferres knows nothing about R.L.That is a stupid statement,of course he knows about R.L.he has spent his life involved with the game so surely he has learned something.As I have stated your comments will not help the situation now at Odsal.The man is a business man,let him get on with it,the club needs sorting out and he may just be the man to do it. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 0

11:52pm Tue 17 Jun 14

bradfordbronco says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Sense 99,
Explain to me please how this 4 plus 4 is going to work.From what I understand it will be the bottom 4 in S. L. plus the top 4 in the championship.The top 4 will go into S.L..All the 8 clubs will carry their points gained into this 8 team league.Am I correct here,if so it seems unfair on the bottom 4 from S.L. who will not have as many points as the top 4 from the championship.I must admit I am probably wrong with this assumption.Clarify please?
As far as i am aware sense 99 has it right. The bit where you you say points are carried into the playoffs relates only to the top 8 SL clubs. After the initial 22 games the top 8 keep their points and play extra games, not sure many until the top 5 contest the play off series. Can't see how it will work and the teams finishing 7th and 8th after the regular season will probably have no hope of reaching the finals. If its a just a straightforward top 8 play off then they wil get one extra game away from home. Whilst the team finishing 9th will have several extra fixtures and a chance of silverware
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Sense 99, Explain to me please how this 4 plus 4 is going to work.From what I understand it will be the bottom 4 in S. L. plus the top 4 in the championship.The top 4 will go into S.L..All the 8 clubs will carry their points gained into this 8 team league.Am I correct here,if so it seems unfair on the bottom 4 from S.L. who will not have as many points as the top 4 from the championship.I must admit I am probably wrong with this assumption.Clarify please?[/p][/quote]As far as i am aware sense 99 has it right. The bit where you you say points are carried into the playoffs relates only to the top 8 SL clubs. After the initial 22 games the top 8 keep their points and play extra games, not sure many until the top 5 contest the play off series. Can't see how it will work and the teams finishing 7th and 8th after the regular season will probably have no hope of reaching the finals. If its a just a straightforward top 8 play off then they wil get one extra game away from home. Whilst the team finishing 9th will have several extra fixtures and a chance of silverware bradfordbronco
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