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Full-time: Bradford Bulls 18, Hull KR 44

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author

Ross Heppenstall, Bradford Bulls Reporter

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    southernbull 8:52pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    Good 1st half effort but we will not win the game by making schoolboy errors in defence
    We have to come out and fight for the WHOLE 2nd half and not just 20minutes otherwise, I fear that this could be the end!!
    COYB

    Score: 3
    nosher 9:27pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    Painfully embarrassing. We don't even have the basics. A professional player (olbison) can not do a simple 2 v 1 to score a try. No hopers.

    Score: 5
    nosher 9:35pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    Gets worse. Defensively atrocious. I am 58 and last played in 1991 but I could score against the bulls lol.

    Score: 7
    OdsalOptimist 9:36pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    nosher wrote…


    Painfully embarrassing. We don't even have the basics. A professional player (olbison) can not do a simple 2 v 1 to score a try. No hopers.

    He didn't even need to pass though.. If you watch the replay Eden has already predicted he was going to pass.
    The pundits keep praising Hall for running out of the line to make tackles.. It's because it's so obvious what we are going to do.
    Championship standard but at least the games will be better to watch

    Score: 5
    southernbull 9:39pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    What a disgrace this so called team are!!
    Bring back St Hilaire because on this showing I think it is actually thse so called "professional" players who cannot defend or win the tackle.
    Coupled this with the seeming inability to be able to pass and catch a ball then the writing is now on the wall.
    Mr Green should save us any further embarrasment and not bother with any further points appeals and anyone linked with the coaches job will probably want to start running for the hills if they have to work with this shower!!
    Sorry but the truth hurts!!!

    Score: 8
    Pablo 9:44pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    If anyone wondered whether it's all over...it is NOW!

    A total and complete shambles.

    Liquidate this laughing stock of a club now, Mr Green.

    Score: 8
    OdsalOptimist 9:51pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    Have to say great credit to those who showed up at Odsal this evening. 5,600 attendance is better than Fartown, Salford City and some others will do consistently this year...

    Score: -2
    spanglishbull.uk 9:52pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    Nosher,
    Got to agree with you.Stopped in tonight to watch this shambles.Re Olbison,I think I might have scored there.Agree with you cannot perform the basics of R.L. A complete clear out is required,some of these players are not good enough for the championship.A basic schoolboy error,knock on stand there,let them pick the ball up dart away and score.Why did he not just kick it into touch,make them scrum down.Let the ball bounce stand watching it let them pick it up and score,simple really,just fall on the ball.At least retain possession,but no,let them have it.Unbelievable.

    Score: 5
    Robin of Loxley 9:57pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    They should rename Bradford Bulls to Bradford ****.

    Score: 4
    Robin of Loxley 9:58pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    The censored word was 'B*llocks*.

    Score: 0
    nosher 10:03pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    OdsalOptimist wrote…


    nosher wrote…


    Painfully embarrassing. We don't even have the basics. A professional player (olbison) can not do a simple 2 v 1 to score a try. No hopers.
    He didn't even need to pass though.. If you watch the replay Eden has already predicted he was going to pass.
    The pundits keep praising Hall for running out of the line to make tackles.. It's because it's so obvious what we are going to do.
    Championship standard but at least the games will be better to watch

    That's the point of training at every level from under 8,s upwards. A 2 v 1 is about decision making to draw the 1 defender and pass to your support or dummy and go.

    Score: 3
    axelf1963 10:08pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    Go on Nosher lad

    Score: 4
    northern pig 11:31pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    It's groundhog day,circa 1963!! the difference is,those the guys were semi pro .No excuse fitness wise for the class of 2014 absolute tripe.They would struggle to beat a national conference premier side on that showing.No skill ,no passion, no pride they have collectively ,got hearts as big as a pea.They are taking the p£££s sack em all,and start AGAIN.Sorry for the vitriol,been to drowned,my sorrows!!!

    Score: 2
    Sense99 11:38pm Fri 20 Jun 14

    At least we are consistently awful - very poor standard, can't execute the basics. For professional players, they all ought to be embarrassed. If they had any decency they would all give their wages to charity.

    The season was already over, it most definately is now. So hopefully the players will stop making silly comments about how up for it they are, when they can't deliver.

    On this showing I would get rid of the lot of them, and start again. I wouldn't want any of them playing for us next year.

    Score: 2
    89Viper 4:03am Sat 21 Jun 14

    Ive never seen a team with such a lack of pace, we are slow at the rook our line speed is abysmal and as soon as anyone breaks the line it is a certainty to be a try. Not good

    I agree we need a complete fresh start next season.

    Score: 5
    caledonia15 6:21am Sat 21 Jun 14

    Another "must win" game gone, terrible performance, i don't think some of our forwards could run through a wet paper bag, defensively - well its non existent at times, with a basic defensive set up,that was a game that would have been won last night, it really was basic school boy stuff, as was said above, anyone could score against this shower.. I just don't know whats going on at Odsal, this team on paper should be doing far better than its showing, its clear alot of these so-called full time professional players have thrown in the towel, Its time to have a complete clear out now,
    I for one just cant wait for this season to end, the folk who turned up to Odsal last night deserve far better than this, some of these players need to take a long hard look at their selves, through their pathetic efforts they have got their coach sacked, its quite clear a few of these want showing the door, and the ever dwindling loyal band who go to support this "team" deserve far, far better.- a disgrace

    Score: 5
    The Fat Lady Sings 6:52am Sat 21 Jun 14

    You can only work with what you have. Cummins showed his lack of judgement (never have a winger as a coach) when assembling this squad. It is replete with poor players, some not even Championship quality. Even our "big" Cummins signing, Carvell, has been farmed out on loan, so clearly he's not good enough for Hull! Only Eliot Kear looked like he was playing for a Super League contract. Ferguson missing again and again. Another astute signing by Cummins. So they may have been Franny's (now Disko's) boys but it is as poorer group of players I have seen for a long while. Against a Robins side lacking at least six regulars, our defensive show was lacking in any intensity. There are some bigger beatings on the way until we can wrap up this sorry season and see where we go from here.
    An explanation as to why we sacked an out-of-his-depth coach before having a replacement in place could be that it was forced upon Green with comments made by Cummins in public and then behind closed doors, left management with no other alternative. But leaving Diskin in charge is like letting MacDonalds look after a cow. Nil desperandum, as my son said to me, "where exactly is Featherstone?

    Score: 4
    nosher 7:23am Sat 21 Jun 14

    I wont be attending another game until we get a coach in place. The pictures of Diskin on sky in the dressing room before the game and at half time, when he was on the touch line showed he wasnt the man to be leading. He has stated he doesnt want to do it, so move on. We would have been better sticking with FC till a replacement was available. On last nights performance, only Kear (player of the season by far) gaskill and Obrien looked to be putting the effort in.

    Score: 2
    Hullbull 7:23am Sat 21 Jun 14

    Ah well at least we will get some competative games next year. Anybody who has not been to Fev, Dewsbury, Batley ect you are in for a treat. It is proper rugby played in front of the few die hard fans who turn up week in week out. I have watched Bradford since i was a ten year old in 1977 and seen a bit of change in that time. I have seen some poor teams during that period but i am finding it hard to remember one as bad as this. We have been shafted by the RFL and fellow clubs but the club put themselves in that position. We are not the first to go down and we will not be the last big club to go down. My worry is we dont have rugby league die hards running the club. I dont feel that Mr Green is as commited to the club as he should be and i dont think he will have deep enough pockets or the will to get us back to superleague next year. To all fans of Bradford sit back and watch hard rugby played by part time blokes who do another job through the day and turn up on game day to give their all. lets hope we have enough guts and skill in our players next year to at least give them a game.

    Score: 4
    southernbull 7:56am Sat 21 Jun 14

    Just had a look at the Sky Sports RL page and it looks like Franny left behind his book of excuses for Diskin to quote.
    We have trained hard etc, etc but we cannot transfer it onto the pitch, schoolboy errors and now the players are mentally fatigued....at least they are getting paid for NOT doing their job as opposed to the fans who are PAYING to watch a bunch of people not doing their job.
    I for one would hate to put my life in the hands of these players as according to them they knew it was a win or bust game and then put in that display....disgracef
    ul!!

    Score: 6
    A650 9:25am Sat 21 Jun 14

    Once the game had gone there was a great atmosphere on the terraces. I think the hardcore have embraced relegation. Bring it on. We'll be back COYB.

    Score: 4
    Carlos66 10:07am Sat 21 Jun 14

    The players have been coached poorly. Nobody on the field knows what they are supposed to be doing and they are all playing as individuals instead of a team. Nothing will save us now, and don't expect us to come straight back up. After watching Leeds against Leigh they were better than the bottom four of super league

    Score: 2

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