Bradford Bulls' self-belief starting to return

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: New Bulls coach James Lowes gives instructions from the dugout against Catalan New Bulls coach James Lowes gives instructions from the dugout against Catalan

JIMMY Lowes believes the Bulls set the benchmark in yesterday’s cruel 32-30 defeat at the hands of Catalan – and claimed their self-belief is returning.

In the first home match since being appointed as head coach, Lowes saw his side give a vastly-improved display.

The impressive Luke Gale’s second try with ten minutes remaining put Bradford 30-26 ahead – but ex-Bulls star Elliott Whitehead touched down in the closing stages to level the scores and Sam Williams’ conversion did the rest.

Yet Lowes said: “The general attitude of the boys was fantastic.

“Like I said to the players afterwards, that was the benchmark for us today and the victories will come if they keep playing like that.

“Their attitude was second to none, particularly defensively as they were tirelessly covering for each other.

“First and foremost, I thought we defended really well and we had a couple of chances to add a killer touch.

“We had a couple of chances in the second half when we poked our noses in front even further.

“But that will come with these guys’ attitude in training because a little bit of self-belief is coming back.

“There were a couple of soft errors but like I say, that was the benchmark.”

Lowes, who refused to single out any of his players for praise because he was impressed with them all, enjoyed being back at Odsal.

He watched the game from the dugout and saw his men given a standing ovation at the final whistle.

Lowes said: “As long as the fans are seeing that commitment – and they will see it from us, irrelevant of what happens.

“If we keep fighting, we will get our rewards and we’re not even talking about that (relegation). We need to produce that performance again on Friday.

“What has happened this season has dented their confidence and their belief but they’re not a bad side. They’re a better side than the position in the table suggests.”

Debutant Danny Williams impressed on the right wing and Lowes said of his return to his spiritual home: “I loved it, I really did. It’s a great place to play rugby and it was a good game.”

Lowes has swapped the home dugout to where the visiting dugout was positioned and explained: “I just wanted to change things.

“Not so much put my own stamp on it but just freshen things up. There is nothing else in it but that.”

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8:28am Mon 7 Jul 14

Bull4Life says...

Wow. What a difference a few weeks makes!
Despite the defeat, this was one of my most enjoyable games this season. I was already impressed even before a ball had been kicked by the shake-up of the pre-match warm up routine. To see the coach actually on the pitch and involved with the lads and then to be on the touchline / in the dugout throughout the match, shouting encouragement to his players. It is quite clear to everybody who turned up yesterday that Jimmy wants to change things and good on him for trying something different. This is where franny failed, no disrespect to him but when you see the heart, effort and desire that Jimmy showed yesterday in trying to prepare his team, it is easy to see why it was time for franny to go. And the performance was outstanding. Against arguably one of the biggest packs in super league, we were driving through them and actually making metres - something we have been lacking all season.
As fans, this is all we had been calling for all season - we can take defeat when we have seen the lads putting in the effort like yesterday. Iron out those few silly mistakes and performances like that will turn into wins. Shame its too late for this season but at least we're gonna go down showing a bit of pride. COYB!
Wow. What a difference a few weeks makes! Despite the defeat, this was one of my most enjoyable games this season. I was already impressed even before a ball had been kicked by the shake-up of the pre-match warm up routine. To see the coach actually on the pitch and involved with the lads and then to be on the touchline / in the dugout throughout the match, shouting encouragement to his players. It is quite clear to everybody who turned up yesterday that Jimmy wants to change things and good on him for trying something different. This is where franny failed, no disrespect to him but when you see the heart, effort and desire that Jimmy showed yesterday in trying to prepare his team, it is easy to see why it was time for franny to go. And the performance was outstanding. Against arguably one of the biggest packs in super league, we were driving through them and actually making metres - something we have been lacking all season. As fans, this is all we had been calling for all season - we can take defeat when we have seen the lads putting in the effort like yesterday. Iron out those few silly mistakes and performances like that will turn into wins. Shame its too late for this season but at least we're gonna go down showing a bit of pride. COYB! Bull4Life
  • Score: 45

9:06am Mon 7 Jul 14

fash1966 says...

Good show from most players, more biff up front, Fakir was like a battering ram and Manukadoodar did some good stuff . Williams showed Kear and Foster how to hold position on the wing rather than stepping in to help your centre and getting done like a kipper on the outside. If he plays like that every week lets hope we can keep him. Luke Gale didn`t tackle like Gail Luke for a change. Matty Blythe had a great show on other flank (bar the daft off load). All round good show, much improved. Onwards and downwards and then back upwards.
Good show from most players, more biff up front, Fakir was like a battering ram and Manukadoodar did some good stuff . Williams showed Kear and Foster how to hold position on the wing rather than stepping in to help your centre and getting done like a kipper on the outside. If he plays like that every week lets hope we can keep him. Luke Gale didn`t tackle like Gail Luke for a change. Matty Blythe had a great show on other flank (bar the daft off load). All round good show, much improved. Onwards and downwards and then back upwards. fash1966
  • Score: 27

9:11am Mon 7 Jul 14

Forever-Bfd says...

Was gutted when they didn't get the win, but enjoyed the game. Well done Jimmy nice to see you back.
Was gutted when they didn't get the win, but enjoyed the game. Well done Jimmy nice to see you back. Forever-Bfd
  • Score: 21

11:02am Mon 7 Jul 14

Sense99 says...

Absolutely top effort, lots of spirit, unlucky, that's all the fans want !
Absolutely top effort, lots of spirit, unlucky, that's all the fans want ! Sense99
  • Score: 14

11:16am Mon 7 Jul 14

Bowlingboy says...

They played well, and the effort was there,
Gutting result but it seems like hopefully the green shoots of recovery are emerging.
They played well, and the effort was there, Gutting result but it seems like hopefully the green shoots of recovery are emerging. Bowlingboy
  • Score: 11

12:24pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Bowlingboy says...

Bowlingboy wrote:
They played well, and the effort was there,
Gutting result but it seems like hopefully the green shoots of recovery are emerging.
A few sensible signings to bolster the squad when the impending exodus happens and I think we will be fine...
A quality assistant would help too!
[quote][p][bold]Bowlingboy[/bold] wrote: They played well, and the effort was there, Gutting result but it seems like hopefully the green shoots of recovery are emerging.[/p][/quote]A few sensible signings to bolster the squad when the impending exodus happens and I think we will be fine... A quality assistant would help too! Bowlingboy
  • Score: 8

12:39pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Which team would fans prefer to see send them down.

Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -10

12:50pm Mon 7 Jul 14

caledonia15 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Which team would fans prefer to see send them down.

Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
Not really bothered now, in truth we have been down for some time, however none of the above teams can say too much, if a certain Mr Caddick hadn't appeared at Leeds.....?, the guy at Wigan a few years ago when Noble and Fielden left Odsal ....? Huddersfield have done it and without a certain Mr Davey....?.
I didn't go to the match yesterday, spent the day in Keighley watching the tour de France, but it would appear some of our non-performing "players" have been given the hard word by Mr Lowes. thank god we have some one who will make them "frame their selves", had enough this year with R.L. in general but will be up there again next season,
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]Not really bothered now, in truth we have been down for some time, however none of the above teams can say too much, if a certain Mr Caddick hadn't appeared at Leeds.....?, the guy at Wigan a few years ago when Noble and Fielden left Odsal ....? Huddersfield have done it and without a certain Mr Davey....?. I didn't go to the match yesterday, spent the day in Keighley watching the tour de France, but it would appear some of our non-performing "players" have been given the hard word by Mr Lowes. thank god we have some one who will make them "frame their selves", had enough this year with R.L. in general but will be up there again next season, caledonia15
  • Score: 4

1:45pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Sheffieldbull says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Which team would fans prefer to see send them down.

Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not.

I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’.
Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not. I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’. Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL. Sheffieldbull
  • Score: 9

2:04pm Mon 7 Jul 14

caledonia15 says...

Sheffieldbull wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Which team would fans prefer to see send them down.

Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not.

I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’.
Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.
Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind!
Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment!
[quote][p][bold]Sheffieldbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not. I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’. Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind! Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment! caledonia15
  • Score: 6

6:31pm Mon 7 Jul 14

oddshapedballs says...

caledonia15 wrote:
Sheffieldbull wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Which team would fans prefer to see send them down.

Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not.

I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’.
Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.
Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind!
Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment!
Me too. Shame because managed right it is a fantastic sport. Run by idiots it will be a dead sport
[quote][p][bold]caledonia15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheffieldbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not. I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’. Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind! Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment![/p][/quote]Me too. Shame because managed right it is a fantastic sport. Run by idiots it will be a dead sport oddshapedballs
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Mon 7 Jul 14

joewoollard says...

oddshapedballs wrote:
caledonia15 wrote:
Sheffieldbull wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Which team would fans prefer to see send them down.

Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not.

I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’.
Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.
Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind!
Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment!
Me too. Shame because managed right it is a fantastic sport. Run by idiots it will be a dead sport
Red Hall organised a totally brilliant World Cup - hardly incompetent and certainly not idiots. Perhaps if the Bulls had been managed right you wouldn't be so off the mark. The demise of the Bulls has nothing to do with Red Hall and everything to do with serial mismanagement and total incompetence at Odsal.
[quote][p][bold]oddshapedballs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caledonia15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheffieldbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not. I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’. Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind! Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment![/p][/quote]Me too. Shame because managed right it is a fantastic sport. Run by idiots it will be a dead sport[/p][/quote]Red Hall organised a totally brilliant World Cup - hardly incompetent and certainly not idiots. Perhaps if the Bulls had been managed right you wouldn't be so off the mark. The demise of the Bulls has nothing to do with Red Hall and everything to do with serial mismanagement and total incompetence at Odsal. joewoollard
  • Score: 1

8:27pm Mon 7 Jul 14

nosher says...

joewoollard wrote:
oddshapedballs wrote:
caledonia15 wrote:
Sheffieldbull wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not. I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’. Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.
Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind! Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment!
Me too. Shame because managed right it is a fantastic sport. Run by idiots it will be a dead sport
Red Hall organised a totally brilliant World Cup - hardly incompetent and certainly not idiots. Perhaps if the Bulls had been managed right you wouldn't be so off the mark. The demise of the Bulls has nothing to do with Red Hall and everything to do with serial mismanagement and total incompetence at Odsal.
You are spot on. Weak management. Nowt will happen.
[quote][p][bold]joewoollard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oddshapedballs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caledonia15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheffieldbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not. I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’. Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind! Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment![/p][/quote]Me too. Shame because managed right it is a fantastic sport. Run by idiots it will be a dead sport[/p][/quote]Red Hall organised a totally brilliant World Cup - hardly incompetent and certainly not idiots. Perhaps if the Bulls had been managed right you wouldn't be so off the mark. The demise of the Bulls has nothing to do with Red Hall and everything to do with serial mismanagement and total incompetence at Odsal.[/p][/quote]You are spot on. Weak management. Nowt will happen. nosher
  • Score: -2

8:51pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Which team would fans prefer to see send them down.

Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
I'd like to think it will be us :)
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]I'd like to think it will be us :) Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: -5

9:10pm Mon 7 Jul 14

bradfordbronco says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Which team would fans prefer to see send them down.

Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
What the hell does it matter and what the hell the hell does it have to do with you anyway?

It doesn't matter who they are playing when its no longer mathematical to stay in SL. They could even beat one the above teams and still get relegated on the same day, if results go against them therefore It might not be any of the above mentioned teams that" sends them down" as you put it.

answer is most of the performances on the field haven't been good enough and that's why they will be relegated.

Or as YOU might have put it. "khan blah blah, Accounts blah blah, paying off debts instead of investing in the team blah blah not keeping hold of Bateman, Whitehead etc Blah blah. Oh wait a minute, that's investing in the team. Think i'm confusing myself. Still the RFL are great and not to blame at all and the Bulls should thank them for all they have done over the years in returning the sport back to a part time northern sport once again Blah Blah Blah, its got nothing to do with me I really do need to find an interest in my life"
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]What the hell does it matter and what the hell the hell does it have to do with you anyway? It doesn't matter who they are playing when its no longer mathematical to stay in SL. They could even beat one the above teams and still get relegated on the same day, if results go against them therefore It might not be any of the above mentioned teams that" sends them down" as you put it. answer is most of the performances on the field haven't been good enough and that's why they will be relegated. Or as YOU might have put it. "khan blah blah, Accounts blah blah, paying off debts instead of investing in the team blah blah not keeping hold of Bateman, Whitehead etc Blah blah. Oh wait a minute, that's investing in the team. Think i'm confusing myself. Still the RFL are great and not to blame at all and the Bulls should thank them for all they have done over the years in returning the sport back to a part time northern sport once again Blah Blah Blah, its got nothing to do with me I really do need to find an interest in my life" bradfordbronco
  • Score: 5

9:53pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Ralphie says...

The one thing that really annoyed me was when Catalans scord their last try and went 32-30 in front there was around 90 seconds left and Gale was kicking off to restart. He kicked long and so the Bulls had no real chance of regaining possession. Surely even an amateur team would have gone short to try to regain possession!
The one thing that really annoyed me was when Catalans scord their last try and went 32-30 in front there was around 90 seconds left and Gale was kicking off to restart. He kicked long and so the Bulls had no real chance of regaining possession. Surely even an amateur team would have gone short to try to regain possession! Ralphie
  • Score: 5

7:00am Tue 8 Jul 14

caledonia15 says...

joewoollard wrote:
oddshapedballs wrote:
caledonia15 wrote:
Sheffieldbull wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Which team would fans prefer to see send them down.

Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not.

I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’.
Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.
Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind!
Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment!
Me too. Shame because managed right it is a fantastic sport. Run by idiots it will be a dead sport
Red Hall organised a totally brilliant World Cup - hardly incompetent and certainly not idiots. Perhaps if the Bulls had been managed right you wouldn't be so off the mark. The demise of the Bulls has nothing to do with Red Hall and everything to do with serial mismanagement and total incompetence at Odsal.
There's no argument that the RL world cup was a superb event, it was probably one of the best things that's happened in RL for years - but where is the legacy?, average crowds of under 6000 for this weekends games in July, something has gone badly wrong. This game of ours is far superior to any other team sport, but people aren't going to the games, and i for one have no faith in the powers that be at Red Hall to get to grips with the issues affecting RL.
You are correct with your statement that Red Hall has had nothing to do with the fall from grace of the Bulls, this started back in 2005 when that wonderful team we had broke up, followed by years of terrible management at Odsal .It has resulted in the dire state we were in at the beginning of this season, who knows what will happen up at Odsal these next few years, all i know is Superleauge will be alot poorer without a successful Bradford team in it.
[quote][p][bold]joewoollard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oddshapedballs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caledonia15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheffieldbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not. I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’. Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind! Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment![/p][/quote]Me too. Shame because managed right it is a fantastic sport. Run by idiots it will be a dead sport[/p][/quote]Red Hall organised a totally brilliant World Cup - hardly incompetent and certainly not idiots. Perhaps if the Bulls had been managed right you wouldn't be so off the mark. The demise of the Bulls has nothing to do with Red Hall and everything to do with serial mismanagement and total incompetence at Odsal.[/p][/quote]There's no argument that the RL world cup was a superb event, it was probably one of the best things that's happened in RL for years - but where is the legacy?, average crowds of under 6000 for this weekends games in July, something has gone badly wrong. This game of ours is far superior to any other team sport, but people aren't going to the games, and i for one have no faith in the powers that be at Red Hall to get to grips with the issues affecting RL. You are correct with your statement that Red Hall has had nothing to do with the fall from grace of the Bulls, this started back in 2005 when that wonderful team we had broke up, followed by years of terrible management at Odsal .It has resulted in the dire state we were in at the beginning of this season, who knows what will happen up at Odsal these next few years, all i know is Superleauge will be alot poorer without a successful Bradford team in it. caledonia15
  • Score: 2

7:54am Tue 8 Jul 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

One can only wonder what would have happened if we had brought Jimmy in earlier to stop the rot.

Full respect to FC but Jimmy has turned this team around and it is starting to perform like the team sheet suggests it should.

Seeing Jimmy on the pitch running the warm up and the passion he showed on the touchline is what the fans and the team needed.
One can only wonder what would have happened if we had brought Jimmy in earlier to stop the rot. Full respect to FC but Jimmy has turned this team around and it is starting to perform like the team sheet suggests it should. Seeing Jimmy on the pitch running the warm up and the passion he showed on the touchline is what the fans and the team needed. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 2

7:55am Tue 8 Jul 14

Sad bull says...

nosher wrote:
joewoollard wrote:
oddshapedballs wrote:
caledonia15 wrote:
Sheffieldbull wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not. I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’. Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.
Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind! Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment!
Me too. Shame because managed right it is a fantastic sport. Run by idiots it will be a dead sport
Red Hall organised a totally brilliant World Cup - hardly incompetent and certainly not idiots. Perhaps if the Bulls had been managed right you wouldn't be so off the mark. The demise of the Bulls has nothing to do with Red Hall and everything to do with serial mismanagement and total incompetence at Odsal.
You are spot on. Weak management. Nowt will happen.
That's the point. Red Hall didn't organise the World Cup, they subcontracted it all to a third party.

Says it all really.
[quote][p][bold]nosher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joewoollard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oddshapedballs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caledonia15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheffieldbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]Oh how we all laugh at your ‘trolling’ posts...not. I think that none of the aforementioned teams you quote will be seen to the Team that ‘sends us down’. Try instead the Hood Winkers or the Khan Konquistadors . My money however is on the Wood Solly Rimmer Redhallers –they will one day, I’m sure, be proved to be the most instrumental team in our relegation from SL.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with the shambles that is Red Hall, what a wonderful legacy they have wasted after the world cup last year - words like ash trays and motorbikes spring to mind! Its interesting reading in this weeks league Express that the average attendances for this weeks round of S.L. games was below 6000, makes you wonder, the finest team sport in the world run by a complete set of incompetents.Totally disenchanted with R.L in general at the moment![/p][/quote]Me too. Shame because managed right it is a fantastic sport. Run by idiots it will be a dead sport[/p][/quote]Red Hall organised a totally brilliant World Cup - hardly incompetent and certainly not idiots. Perhaps if the Bulls had been managed right you wouldn't be so off the mark. The demise of the Bulls has nothing to do with Red Hall and everything to do with serial mismanagement and total incompetence at Odsal.[/p][/quote]You are spot on. Weak management. Nowt will happen.[/p][/quote]That's the point. Red Hall didn't organise the World Cup, they subcontracted it all to a third party. Says it all really. Sad bull
  • Score: 2

7:57am Tue 8 Jul 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Which team would fans prefer to see send them down.

Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.
What the hell does it matter and what the hell the hell does it have to do with you anyway?

It doesn't matter who they are playing when its no longer mathematical to stay in SL. They could even beat one the above teams and still get relegated on the same day, if results go against them therefore It might not be any of the above mentioned teams that" sends them down" as you put it.

answer is most of the performances on the field haven't been good enough and that's why they will be relegated.

Or as YOU might have put it. "khan blah blah, Accounts blah blah, paying off debts instead of investing in the team blah blah not keeping hold of Bateman, Whitehead etc Blah blah. Oh wait a minute, that's investing in the team. Think i'm confusing myself. Still the RFL are great and not to blame at all and the Bulls should thank them for all they have done over the years in returning the sport back to a part time northern sport once again Blah Blah Blah, its got nothing to do with me I really do need to find an interest in my life"
Bob Nudd would be proud of this one.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Which team would fans prefer to see send them down. Huddersfield, Wigan or Leeds. Appart from Wakefield you couldn't think of 3 worse teams for the inevitable to happen against. Will never hear the end of it.[/p][/quote]What the hell does it matter and what the hell the hell does it have to do with you anyway? It doesn't matter who they are playing when its no longer mathematical to stay in SL. They could even beat one the above teams and still get relegated on the same day, if results go against them therefore It might not be any of the above mentioned teams that" sends them down" as you put it. answer is most of the performances on the field haven't been good enough and that's why they will be relegated. Or as YOU might have put it. "khan blah blah, Accounts blah blah, paying off debts instead of investing in the team blah blah not keeping hold of Bateman, Whitehead etc Blah blah. Oh wait a minute, that's investing in the team. Think i'm confusing myself. Still the RFL are great and not to blame at all and the Bulls should thank them for all they have done over the years in returning the sport back to a part time northern sport once again Blah Blah Blah, its got nothing to do with me I really do need to find an interest in my life"[/p][/quote]Bob Nudd would be proud of this one. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -2

10:27am Tue 8 Jul 14

bradfordbronco says...

The real question is. What the hell does it have to with you?

I know i keep asking you this question but one day I might get an answer
The real question is. What the hell does it have to with you? I know i keep asking you this question but one day I might get an answer bradfordbronco
  • Score: 1

1:04pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
The real question is. What the hell does it have to with you? I know i keep asking you this question but one day I might get an answer
As a Bradford sports fan, everything. That clear it up?
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: The real question is. What the hell does it have to with you? I know i keep asking you this question but one day I might get an answer[/p][/quote]As a Bradford sports fan, everything. That clear it up? Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -3

6:06pm Tue 8 Jul 14

raisemeup says...

Definition of a sports fan - does not apply to you!!!!!!!!!!
Definition of a sports fan - does not apply to you!!!!!!!!!! raisemeup
  • Score: 2

6:33pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

raisemeup wrote:
Definition of a sports fan - does not apply to you!!!!!!!!!!
I've seen Bulls, City & the tour de france in Bradford this year on several occasions. Does your definition of a fan not turn up to live events?
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: Definition of a sports fan - does not apply to you!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I've seen Bulls, City & the tour de france in Bradford this year on several occasions. Does your definition of a fan not turn up to live events? Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -3

12:28am Wed 9 Jul 14

bradfordbronco says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
The real question is. What the hell does it have to with you? I know i keep asking you this question but one day I might get an answer
As a Bradford sports fan, everything. That clear it up?
Finally we're starting to get somewhere now. You can spout on as much as you like about the Tour de France or BCFC both of whom you might have actually been to see this season, I simply don't care about them

My accusation is that the Bradford Bulls has nothing to do with you. Lets clear it up once and for all please let me know which games did you attend this season? The only ones I ever seen you comment on are the ones that have been on TV
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: The real question is. What the hell does it have to with you? I know i keep asking you this question but one day I might get an answer[/p][/quote]As a Bradford sports fan, everything. That clear it up?[/p][/quote]Finally we're starting to get somewhere now. You can spout on as much as you like about the Tour de France or BCFC both of whom you might have actually been to see this season, I simply don't care about them My accusation is that the Bradford Bulls has nothing to do with you. Lets clear it up once and for all please let me know which games did you attend this season? The only ones I ever seen you comment on are the ones that have been on TV bradfordbronco
  • Score: 0

12:28am Wed 9 Jul 14

tezzawils says...

yes you are quite right we cant blame rfl for the bad management at the bulls . But a lot of the thing that have gone on over the years involving the the rfl have not helped the bulls cause ,ie the Harris affair the orford affair kopzak affair etc have not helped . Its not just whats gone at bulls its whats gone on at redhall over the years they talk about the success of the world cup that was down to the promotional team appointed not what redhall did , when theres a problem they dont try to sort it out they sweep it under the carpet, every club in s/l know theres a big problem with the officails . The video refs are not helping the video refs where supposed to be as a last line of help for referees if they needed help making decision but some refs go to screen for every decision and they still get it wrong . The pudits on tv etc know the decisions are wrong but the rfl decide to punish Nathan brown and Shaun wayne instead of sorting out the officails because its easier to fine 2 of the most senior coaches than sort out the officails . Redhall needs shaking up before our sport fall behind further .
yes you are quite right we cant blame rfl for the bad management at the bulls . But a lot of the thing that have gone on over the years involving the the rfl have not helped the bulls cause ,ie the Harris affair the orford affair kopzak affair etc have not helped . Its not just whats gone at bulls its whats gone on at redhall over the years they talk about the success of the world cup that was down to the promotional team appointed not what redhall did , when theres a problem they dont try to sort it out they sweep it under the carpet, every club in s/l know theres a big problem with the officails . The video refs are not helping the video refs where supposed to be as a last line of help for referees if they needed help making decision but some refs go to screen for every decision and they still get it wrong . The pudits on tv etc know the decisions are wrong but the rfl decide to punish Nathan brown and Shaun wayne instead of sorting out the officails because its easier to fine 2 of the most senior coaches than sort out the officails . Redhall needs shaking up before our sport fall behind further . tezzawils
  • Score: 1
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