Bradford Bulls legend Jimmy Lowes proud to be back at Odsal

Jimmy Lowes back at Odsal as the new Bulls coach

James Lowes the new Bradford Bulls Coach. (7501013)

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JIMMY Lowes admitted being unveiled as the Bulls' new head coach marked one of the proudest days of his life.

The legendary former hooker, who enjoyed a glittering playing career at Odsal, was named as Francis Cummins' successor on a three-year deal.

He does not expect to bring in an assistant before Sunday's trip to his former club Warrington but will meet his players for the first time at training today.

The 44-year-old accepts the Bulls face a massive challenge to avoid relegation but is convinced owner Marc Green is committed to returning the club to its former glories.

Lowes, who was granted a release from the final year of his contract as Leeds Carnegie head coach, said: "It is a proud day.

"I've been blessed over the last ten years to work with some really good coaches and exceptional players at Warrington, Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie.

"It was a tough decision to apply for the job but, given my history with this club, I just felt it would be wrong not to."

Lowes, who was unsuccessful in his previous application for the job when Steve McNamara left Odsal, met with Green last week and was impressed.

The 1997 Man of Steel said: "I was very impressed, not just with Marc's commitment but his personality. He's a bubbly character and he seems like a decent bloke.

"He is very committed to the Bulls, to his business and to his family. He certainly sells himself."

Green is poised to decide in the next 24 hours whether to go to the High Court to try to win back the six points the club were docked for going into administration.

Lowes said: "I'll leave that to the board and I'd rather concern myself with what happens on the field because we need to get this right.

"If we get the points back, it's a big bonus. But if we get the points back and we're still not playing well then it's irrelevant anyway.

"We've got to get ready for both scenarios with a plan A and B.

"All we can do is fight and fight and fight. Even if it comes to the point where relegation does happen, then you still have to keep fighting to the last game.

"We must show the fans that even if we go down we will come back.

"It looks like the club is stabilising off the field and if the worst comes to the worse and we get relegated, then our aim is to get back up and be a real force in Super League again."

If, as seems increasingly likely, the Bulls go down at the end of the season, Lowes faces the prospect of a mass exodus of players.

It is believed that only teenagers Sam Bates and Adam Brook have contracts tieing them to the club in the event of relegation.

All other players would be free agents and Luke Gale is understood to have an offer on the table from Castleford, while Jamie Foster is attracting interest from rugby union clubs.

Lowes said: "If players get opportunities to move then they've got a decision to make.

"If they make a decision to move, that's fine. It's part of the game and you've just got to deal with it.

"When one goes, we go and swoop on somebody else. That's just the game we're in and we'll deal with it.

"Hopefully the core of this team will stay with us no matter what.

"But if we get relegated then players will want to move on and stay in Super League. We'll try our best to get quality players in."

Lowes also paid tribute to Cummins, adding: "Of course I feel for Franny.

"I was half in that situation when Tony Smith came in at Warrington, so I know what's it like.

"It's an unfortunate business at times and these things happen in the game when things don't go right.

"You're always thinking about that and unfortunately for Franny it happened.

"He will be bitter and sore for quite a while, I would imagine, but I hope he's not too long out of the game either."

Bulls captain Matt Diskin and Lowes' former team-mate Scott Naylor – who has told Bradford he would like to be involved in the new coaching set-up – are among the candidates for the assistant's job.

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8:03am Wed 25 Jun 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Naylor as assistant would be a good appointment, he could certainly teach this lot a bit about defending.
Naylor as assistant would be a good appointment, he could certainly teach this lot a bit about defending. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 10

8:06am Wed 25 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

Was going to suggest nosher as assistant as he has a wealth of experience in lower leagues.
Was going to suggest nosher as assistant as he has a wealth of experience in lower leagues. axelf1963
  • Score: -9

8:08am Wed 25 Jun 14

Solomon Grundy says...

Like Jimmy, Naylor was hard and that is what we lack, we're way too soft and apart from a brief period under Potter before bankruptcy derailed us we have been for many years.
Like Jimmy, Naylor was hard and that is what we lack, we're way too soft and apart from a brief period under Potter before bankruptcy derailed us we have been for many years. Solomon Grundy
  • Score: 11

8:28am Wed 25 Jun 14

Sad bull says...

Solomon Grundy wrote:
Like Jimmy, Naylor was hard and that is what we lack, we're way too soft and apart from a brief period under Potter before bankruptcy derailed us we have been for many years.
For me Jimmies toughness combined with the skills of somebody like Henry Paul would be a better combination. Having said that when Henry was at Odsal the whole team was tough.
[quote][p][bold]Solomon Grundy[/bold] wrote: Like Jimmy, Naylor was hard and that is what we lack, we're way too soft and apart from a brief period under Potter before bankruptcy derailed us we have been for many years.[/p][/quote]For me Jimmies toughness combined with the skills of somebody like Henry Paul would be a better combination. Having said that when Henry was at Odsal the whole team was tough. Sad bull
  • Score: 2

8:47am Wed 25 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Axelf,
Bucket and sponge man nosher.Can just picture him running on with his wellies,bucket of cold water and his car washing sponge.L.O.L.
Axelf, Bucket and sponge man nosher.Can just picture him running on with his wellies,bucket of cold water and his car washing sponge.L.O.L. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: -1

8:55am Wed 25 Jun 14

Van Bellen's Baby says...

Sad bull wrote:
Solomon Grundy wrote:
Like Jimmy, Naylor was hard and that is what we lack, we're way too soft and apart from a brief period under Potter before bankruptcy derailed us we have been for many years.
For me Jimmies toughness combined with the skills of somebody like Henry Paul would be a better combination. Having said that when Henry was at Odsal the whole team was tough.
Talent on the field does not necessarily lead to coaching ability and I know a guy who plays for Bradford & Bingley who told me that under Henry they were losing week in and week out until he went away mid-season for eight weeks, during which time they won most of their games. This is anecdotal and may be the jaundiced view of a disenchanted player, and I should say that I am a big fan of Henry as a player and would like to believe that he would be a good coach working with better players, but on the other hand it suggests a man-management issue doesn't it?
[quote][p][bold]Sad bull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Solomon Grundy[/bold] wrote: Like Jimmy, Naylor was hard and that is what we lack, we're way too soft and apart from a brief period under Potter before bankruptcy derailed us we have been for many years.[/p][/quote]For me Jimmies toughness combined with the skills of somebody like Henry Paul would be a better combination. Having said that when Henry was at Odsal the whole team was tough.[/p][/quote]Talent on the field does not necessarily lead to coaching ability and I know a guy who plays for Bradford & Bingley who told me that under Henry they were losing week in and week out until he went away mid-season for eight weeks, during which time they won most of their games. This is anecdotal and may be the jaundiced view of a disenchanted player, and I should say that I am a big fan of Henry as a player and would like to believe that he would be a good coach working with better players, but on the other hand it suggests a man-management issue doesn't it? Van Bellen's Baby
  • Score: 5

9:07am Wed 25 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

He used to have a bit of pace did nosher Spangles
He used to have a bit of pace did nosher Spangles axelf1963
  • Score: -6

9:09am Wed 25 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Henry was a superb player,bit of a maverick and a wild card though.Likes to move around a bit and certainly knows how to celebrate and enjoy himself.As a coach though,I would have thought he might expect players to do what they are not capable of.It has happened several times in Soccer when ex top notch players cannot adapt to working with players that do not have their skills.Brian Robson,Roy Keane to name but two.On the other hand Jimmy Lowes was a superb player but also was not averse to doing the dirty work also.Hopefully he is just the man for the job that now needs doing at Odsal.My own personal choice as assistant would be Scott Naylor,another tough uncompromising grafter.
Henry was a superb player,bit of a maverick and a wild card though.Likes to move around a bit and certainly knows how to celebrate and enjoy himself.As a coach though,I would have thought he might expect players to do what they are not capable of.It has happened several times in Soccer when ex top notch players cannot adapt to working with players that do not have their skills.Brian Robson,Roy Keane to name but two.On the other hand Jimmy Lowes was a superb player but also was not averse to doing the dirty work also.Hopefully he is just the man for the job that now needs doing at Odsal.My own personal choice as assistant would be Scott Naylor,another tough uncompromising grafter. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 6

10:02am Wed 25 Jun 14

nosher says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Henry was a superb player,bit of a maverick and a wild card though.Likes to move around a bit and certainly knows how to celebrate and enjoy himself.As a coach though,I would have thought he might expect players to do what they are not capable of.It has happened several times in Soccer when ex top notch players cannot adapt to working with players that do not have their skills.Brian Robson,Roy Keane to name but two.On the other hand Jimmy Lowes was a superb player but also was not averse to doing the dirty work also.Hopefully he is just the man for the job that now needs doing at Odsal.My own personal choice as assistant would be Scott Naylor,another tough uncompromising grafter.
Good point. H. Paul was a good player but never showed loyalty to any team. Poor at coaching RU as well. Naylor has started at the bottom so may be worth a go.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Henry was a superb player,bit of a maverick and a wild card though.Likes to move around a bit and certainly knows how to celebrate and enjoy himself.As a coach though,I would have thought he might expect players to do what they are not capable of.It has happened several times in Soccer when ex top notch players cannot adapt to working with players that do not have their skills.Brian Robson,Roy Keane to name but two.On the other hand Jimmy Lowes was a superb player but also was not averse to doing the dirty work also.Hopefully he is just the man for the job that now needs doing at Odsal.My own personal choice as assistant would be Scott Naylor,another tough uncompromising grafter.[/p][/quote]Good point. H. Paul was a good player but never showed loyalty to any team. Poor at coaching RU as well. Naylor has started at the bottom so may be worth a go. nosher
  • Score: 2

10:03am Wed 25 Jun 14

billybobbull says...

I agree....we need the nouse and toughness of a forward at the moment. hence Jimmy Lowes as Coach. We also need the uncompromising experience of a touch back, so Scott Naylor or someone like him, would be the right man.

I am not convinced Henry Paul brings anything but class. We don't quite need that just yet. We need to fight.
I agree....we need the nouse and toughness of a forward at the moment. hence Jimmy Lowes as Coach. We also need the uncompromising experience of a touch back, so Scott Naylor or someone like him, would be the right man. I am not convinced Henry Paul brings anything but class. We don't quite need that just yet. We need to fight. billybobbull
  • Score: 2

10:32am Wed 25 Jun 14

Videoref says...

Scott Naylor only needed to grimace at people for them to be intimidated. He frightened me and I was on the terrace! Bring him in and let's see some aggression for a change instead of waiting for the opposition to pat us off.
As for what Diskin could bring to the party- Not sure. 2 ex hookers as coach & assistant? Could be a difference of opinion straight away.
Scott Naylor only needed to grimace at people for them to be intimidated. He frightened me and I was on the terrace! Bring him in and let's see some aggression for a change instead of waiting for the opposition to pat us off. As for what Diskin could bring to the party- Not sure. 2 ex hookers as coach & assistant? Could be a difference of opinion straight away. Videoref
  • Score: 3

10:38am Wed 25 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.
Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace. axelf1963
  • Score: -7

10:44am Wed 25 Jun 14

Bowlingboy says...

Can't understand why Cas would want Gale? he is bab....
Foster is also bab...
No great loss there either way.
We need players that can turn it on and tough out results.
I am sure we can sign far better options for less money from the championship.
Can't understand why Cas would want Gale? he is bab.... Foster is also bab... No great loss there either way. We need players that can turn it on and tough out results. I am sure we can sign far better options for less money from the championship. Bowlingboy
  • Score: 7

12:09pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Mumby was the best says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.
you obviously werent there when he ran over and thru a certain Aussie internatinal named Renouf in a grand final and made him look a complete joke. But as usual you are always right.
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.[/p][/quote]you obviously werent there when he ran over and thru a certain Aussie internatinal named Renouf in a grand final and made him look a complete joke. But as usual you are always right. Mumby was the best
  • Score: 10

12:17pm Wed 25 Jun 14

nosher says...

Ha ha Axelf. If being ugly and looking mean on the touchline were requirements you would be the best coach in the RFL lol
Ha ha Axelf. If being ugly and looking mean on the touchline were requirements you would be the best coach in the RFL lol nosher
  • Score: 1

1:20pm Wed 25 Jun 14

bully4us says...

Most of the best coaches were fairly average players. I would also go with Naylor as he was a back. Initially I had thought of another ex player who I believe coached Dewsbury. Warren Jowett. Not sure where he is now?

Lowes definitely needs a good chap with him and not another version of LSH.
Most of the best coaches were fairly average players. I would also go with Naylor as he was a back. Initially I had thought of another ex player who I believe coached Dewsbury. Warren Jowett. Not sure where he is now? Lowes definitely needs a good chap with him and not another version of LSH. bully4us
  • Score: 3

1:23pm Wed 25 Jun 14

colgre says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Was going to suggest nosher as assistant as he has a wealth of experience in lower leagues.
how about you as assistant coach, there appears very little you don`t know or have not told us of before....
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Was going to suggest nosher as assistant as he has a wealth of experience in lower leagues.[/p][/quote]how about you as assistant coach, there appears very little you don`t know or have not told us of before.... colgre
  • Score: 2

1:46pm Wed 25 Jun 14

raisemeup says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.
I can tell you how wrong you are on that one axelf...the grand final against Wigan, Scott Naylor played Steve Renouf off the park...and he was a very good Aussie.
But surely not the issue, it doesn't follow that a good coach, was a good Player, even though that's often the case.
I think Scott would be ideal, he certainly has done a good job with the young Oldham team.
The rest of your comments are unworthy, of reply.
PS Tell that to his face, and he will show you his sensitive side, or is it your side that will be sensitive?
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.[/p][/quote]I can tell you how wrong you are on that one axelf...the grand final against Wigan, Scott Naylor played Steve Renouf off the park...and he was a very good Aussie. But surely not the issue, it doesn't follow that a good coach, was a good Player, even though that's often the case. I think Scott would be ideal, he certainly has done a good job with the young Oldham team. The rest of your comments are unworthy, of reply. PS Tell that to his face, and he will show you his sensitive side, or is it your side that will be sensitive? raisemeup
  • Score: 0

1:57pm Wed 25 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Axelf,
Another centre for you who never got the better of Naylor,and he was even uglier,Keith Senior.
Axelf, Another centre for you who never got the better of Naylor,and he was even uglier,Keith Senior. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 0

2:26pm Wed 25 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

I will just stick to facts Spangles and look at messrs Naylor, Senior and Renouf's international caps and records.
I will just stick to facts Spangles and look at messrs Naylor, Senior and Renouf's international caps and records. axelf1963
  • Score: 0

2:35pm Wed 25 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

Senior played 42 trys 14
Renouf played 11 trys 11
Naylor played 4 trys 1
Senior played 42 trys 14 Renouf played 11 trys 11 Naylor played 4 trys 1 axelf1963
  • Score: -1

2:39pm Wed 25 Jun 14

billybobbull says...

There's one thing, Lowes should be able to improve the defence. His record at Carnegie tells us that. Leeds had the second lowest points scored against and the second highest PD.

That's what good coaches and ex hookers bring. A realisation that the team that concedes less, always wins. Simples!
Defence is everything as the backs always benefit from a battered opposition. Naylor knows that too!!
There's one thing, Lowes should be able to improve the defence. His record at Carnegie tells us that. Leeds had the second lowest points scored against and the second highest PD. That's what good coaches and ex hookers bring. A realisation that the team that concedes less, always wins. Simples! Defence is everything as the backs always benefit from a battered opposition. Naylor knows that too!! billybobbull
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Wed 25 Jun 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Axelf,
I never said he was a better player than either of the other two centres only that he knew how to keep them quiet.Also remember Renoufs tries were achieved with a superb Aussie team.Senior also played a lot more tests so obviously he is going to have a better record.For what it is worth,i do not think Naylor was an international player.He was just a hard grafting centre who knew what his job was on the field.
Axelf, I never said he was a better player than either of the other two centres only that he knew how to keep them quiet.Also remember Renoufs tries were achieved with a superb Aussie team.Senior also played a lot more tests so obviously he is going to have a better record.For what it is worth,i do not think Naylor was an international player.He was just a hard grafting centre who knew what his job was on the field. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 3

4:07pm Wed 25 Jun 14

nosher says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Senior played 42 trys 14 Renouf played 11 trys 11 Naylor played 4 trys 1
On the qualification of being ugly and mean. Senior could be axelfs assistant. Nosher knows best lol.
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Senior played 42 trys 14 Renouf played 11 trys 11 Naylor played 4 trys 1[/p][/quote]On the qualification of being ugly and mean. Senior could be axelfs assistant. Nosher knows best lol. nosher
  • Score: 1

4:12pm Wed 25 Jun 14

stormingnorm says...

Yep ! Naylor was a decent player and appears to be doing Ok in the coaching game .
Both English , both keen , seems to me it may well work .
It's a rebuilding process now . Let's get a good team on and off the field in place and try to move forward .
We need to unload plenty of dead wood and look to progress in the Championship next season with forward thinking people and let us bounce straight back up !
On that note why do people rise to the bait of that twerp Axelf .
People like him talk a great deal , but he is no doubt a soft lad hiding behind his keypad , and doubtlessly has never played .
True Bulls fans together !!
Yep ! Naylor was a decent player and appears to be doing Ok in the coaching game . Both English , both keen , seems to me it may well work . It's a rebuilding process now . Let's get a good team on and off the field in place and try to move forward . We need to unload plenty of dead wood and look to progress in the Championship next season with forward thinking people and let us bounce straight back up ! On that note why do people rise to the bait of that twerp Axelf . People like him talk a great deal , but he is no doubt a soft lad hiding behind his keypad , and doubtlessly has never played . True Bulls fans together !! stormingnorm
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Wed 25 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

Stick to knitting Norman.
Stick to knitting Norman. axelf1963
  • Score: -1

4:51pm Wed 25 Jun 14

flashdonut says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.
Naylor did get the Aussies running get sacred. Just ask Steve Renouf when he played for Wigan. Ask him how he got against in the SL GF 2001. Ask Steve if he still has nightmares. I know he did in that game. Naylor destroyed him. Battered him out the game. One of the greatest displays of how to win with defence I have ever seen. Renouf was Wigan's marquee signing, yet was totally out played.
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.[/p][/quote]Naylor did get the Aussies running get sacred. Just ask Steve Renouf when he played for Wigan. Ask him how he got against in the SL GF 2001. Ask Steve if he still has nightmares. I know he did in that game. Naylor destroyed him. Battered him out the game. One of the greatest displays of how to win with defence I have ever seen. Renouf was Wigan's marquee signing, yet was totally out played. flashdonut
  • Score: 2

4:52pm Wed 25 Jun 14

flashdonut says...

raisemeup wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.
I can tell you how wrong you are on that one axelf...the grand final against Wigan, Scott Naylor played Steve Renouf off the park...and he was a very good Aussie.
But surely not the issue, it doesn't follow that a good coach, was a good Player, even though that's often the case.
I think Scott would be ideal, he certainly has done a good job with the young Oldham team.
The rest of your comments are unworthy, of reply.
PS Tell that to his face, and he will show you his sensitive side, or is it your side that will be sensitive?
Doh. Should have carried on reading.
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.[/p][/quote]I can tell you how wrong you are on that one axelf...the grand final against Wigan, Scott Naylor played Steve Renouf off the park...and he was a very good Aussie. But surely not the issue, it doesn't follow that a good coach, was a good Player, even though that's often the case. I think Scott would be ideal, he certainly has done a good job with the young Oldham team. The rest of your comments are unworthy, of reply. PS Tell that to his face, and he will show you his sensitive side, or is it your side that will be sensitive?[/p][/quote]Doh. Should have carried on reading. flashdonut
  • Score: 0

5:43pm Wed 25 Jun 14

axelf1963 says...

Wish some of you would just read instead of spout.
Wish some of you would just read instead of spout. axelf1963
  • Score: -1

7:27pm Wed 25 Jun 14

oddshapedballs says...

The whole henry was a great player with skills us true but does that mean he can transfer this to the players? Look at hudds, leeds, wigan all coached by forwards with little skill but doing a pretty good job.
The whole henry was a great player with skills us true but does that mean he can transfer this to the players? Look at hudds, leeds, wigan all coached by forwards with little skill but doing a pretty good job. oddshapedballs
  • Score: 0

8:31pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Sheffieldbull says...

Here’s a question. What have Giants Anderson, Leeds McDermott, Wigan’s Deacon, Salford’s Harris, Bulls/Leeds Carnegie Lowes, Hull FC’s Radford, Dewsbury’s Morrison, England’s McNamara, Oldham’s Naylor (and apologies to any missed).....got in common?
Here’s a question. What have Giants Anderson, Leeds McDermott, Wigan’s Deacon, Salford’s Harris, Bulls/Leeds Carnegie Lowes, Hull FC’s Radford, Dewsbury’s Morrison, England’s McNamara, Oldham’s Naylor (and apologies to any missed).....got in common? Sheffieldbull
  • Score: 0

8:52pm Wed 25 Jun 14

BCFC LAD says says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.
With such a stupid not thought out comment it shows why you work shifts at Colloids. A waste of skin comes to mind.
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.[/p][/quote]With such a stupid not thought out comment it shows why you work shifts at Colloids. A waste of skin comes to mind. BCFC LAD says
  • Score: -1

10:52pm Wed 25 Jun 14

nosher says...

BCFC LAD says wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.
With such a stupid not thought out comment it shows why you work shifts at Colloids. A waste of skin comes to mind.
You have met him then lol.
[quote][p][bold]BCFC LAD says[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Yeah naylor had Australians running scared I think not, A good coach is someone who gets the best out of his players not who is ugly and looks mean when you are on the terrace.[/p][/quote]With such a stupid not thought out comment it shows why you work shifts at Colloids. A waste of skin comes to mind.[/p][/quote]You have met him then lol. nosher
  • Score: 0

11:55pm Wed 25 Jun 14

bradfordbronco says...

Can't believe Leon Pryce is considering going to Featherstone. Surely if we are to offload Gale, Lowes could tempt Leon back to Odsal and use it as catalyst for rebuilding the squad. Not to mention getting the fans interested again.
Can't believe Leon Pryce is considering going to Featherstone. Surely if we are to offload Gale, Lowes could tempt Leon back to Odsal and use it as catalyst for rebuilding the squad. Not to mention getting the fans interested again. bradfordbronco
  • Score: 1

7:47am Thu 26 Jun 14

The Fat Lady Sings says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Can't believe Leon Pryce is considering going to Featherstone. Surely if we are to offload Gale, Lowes could tempt Leon back to Odsal and use it as catalyst for rebuilding the squad. Not to mention getting the fans interested again.
Money talks. Featherstone have it, we'd sooner lose it in pointless appeals (excuse the pun). Many clubs starting to build for next season whilst the Bulls management will have to deal with the likely exodus of players (note how this is being managed at London). If Green's plan is to build from the bottom up then it is unlikely there will be a massive injection of cash into recruitment. In fact, it will be quite the opposite. So, a possible return to Super League next year but certainly not in top spot. Featherstone and Leigh will be leading that charge.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: Can't believe Leon Pryce is considering going to Featherstone. Surely if we are to offload Gale, Lowes could tempt Leon back to Odsal and use it as catalyst for rebuilding the squad. Not to mention getting the fans interested again.[/p][/quote]Money talks. Featherstone have it, we'd sooner lose it in pointless appeals (excuse the pun). Many clubs starting to build for next season whilst the Bulls management will have to deal with the likely exodus of players (note how this is being managed at London). If Green's plan is to build from the bottom up then it is unlikely there will be a massive injection of cash into recruitment. In fact, it will be quite the opposite. So, a possible return to Super League next year but certainly not in top spot. Featherstone and Leigh will be leading that charge. The Fat Lady Sings
  • Score: 0

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