Chev Walker signs up for Bradford Bulls promotion push

Chev Walker has signed a new one-year Bulls deal

Chev Walker has signed a new one-year Bulls deal

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CHEV Walker today became the latest player to throw his weight behind the Bulls' bid to bounce back to Super League at the first attempt.

The experienced back-rower put pen to paper on a new one-year deal and promised to repay the club by helping deliver immediate promotion.

Walker said: "I definitely wanted to stay, without a doubt. I love the place and I'm looking forward to what should be an exciting journey."

With three straight wins under their belts, Jimmy Lowes has ensured the Bulls will go down fighting – and Walker believes that has set the bar for a storming comeback when they drop into the second tier.

"Confidence has really affected us this year but I believe we will be able to grow in 2015 with a much bigger squad in place," said Walker.

"We have shown over the past few weeks that you can achieve big things when you are able to go out there and enjoy your rugby.

"For me, it is a matter of paying the club back for the faith showed in me and about helping Bradford back into Super League – where they belong."

Walker has demonstrated his versatility this year by turning out as prop on more than one occasion. Lowes sees him as a key figure in their bid to spend only one season away from the elite.

The Bulls coach said: "Chev is a very strong individual who offers our team a huge amount. It's great to have him secured for next season.

"Before picking up his hand injury, Chev had certainly found some form and was looking really good. I know he is looking forward to what next year could bring – as we all are.

"Chev is vastly experienced. He has played at the top of the sport in a number of different scenarios and performed.

"He will act as a real leader for us next year, guiding some of our younger recruits in what will be an exciting, yet challenging Championship campaign."

The Bulls will be there to be shot at next season but Walker is confident they will rise to the challenge.

He said: "The Championship is very different and I know the ruck speed will be slower. But I am relishing all of that.

"It will be a little new and certainly a strong competition, though we will not allow that to stop us achieving our aims.

"We have dropped out of Super League but our goal is clear and quite obvious. We want to earn promotion at the first attempt."

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7:30am Thu 21 Aug 14

Paul from Idle says...

Great news need a couple of mature players to guide the lads around the paddock. Anyone know what's happening at scrum half?
Great news need a couple of mature players to guide the lads around the paddock. Anyone know what's happening at scrum half? Paul from Idle
  • Score: 8

7:38am Thu 21 Aug 14

colgre says...

Good ...Chev will do a good job for us in the Championship and our up and coming play offs next season.....COYB.....
Good ...Chev will do a good job for us in the Championship and our up and coming play offs next season.....COYB..... colgre
  • Score: 7

7:53am Thu 21 Aug 14

Bowlingboy says...

Paul from Idle wrote:
Great news need a couple of mature players to guide the lads around the paddock. Anyone know what's happening at scrum half?
I think Gale has already signed at cas...
Could do with an Orford like scrum half in my opinion. ..
[quote][p][bold]Paul from Idle[/bold] wrote: Great news need a couple of mature players to guide the lads around the paddock. Anyone know what's happening at scrum half?[/p][/quote]I think Gale has already signed at cas... Could do with an Orford like scrum half in my opinion. .. Bowlingboy
  • Score: -2

8:36am Thu 21 Aug 14

NG1972 says...

Luke Gale next please.... this rumour about him signing for Cas... has been out for quite a while now and never been confirmed if true then why has it never been announced like all other departures. I hope he stays
Luke Gale next please.... this rumour about him signing for Cas... has been out for quite a while now and never been confirmed if true then why has it never been announced like all other departures. I hope he stays NG1972
  • Score: 7

8:49am Thu 21 Aug 14

taurusthebull says...

I think we should give the young lad Brook a shot at scrum half, bring our youth in to set us up for the next few years.
I think we should give the young lad Brook a shot at scrum half, bring our youth in to set us up for the next few years. taurusthebull
  • Score: 2

8:57am Thu 21 Aug 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

Glad to see Chev staying:

he used to be S****e
but now he's alright
Glad to see Chev staying: he used to be S****e but now he's alright fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: -4

9:02am Thu 21 Aug 14

bully4us says...

We will have quite a few younger players next season which is good for the future but we also need a few older - seasoned players to help them along. It has been stated many times how professional Chev is regarding training and diet so that is what you need in a predominantly young squad. Good signing for the changing room atmosphere and he will be very good in the championship.
We will have quite a few younger players next season which is good for the future but we also need a few older - seasoned players to help them along. It has been stated many times how professional Chev is regarding training and diet so that is what you need in a predominantly young squad. Good signing for the changing room atmosphere and he will be very good in the championship. bully4us
  • Score: 8

9:12am Thu 21 Aug 14

axelf1963 says...

You lot slagged him off all year how two faced
You lot slagged him off all year how two faced axelf1963
  • Score: -2

9:18am Thu 21 Aug 14

Bone_idle18 says...

axelf1963 wrote:
You lot slagged him off all year how two faced
No they didn't!
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: You lot slagged him off all year how two faced[/p][/quote]No they didn't! Bone_idle18
  • Score: -1

9:23am Thu 21 Aug 14

Out of site says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
You lot slagged him off all year how two faced
No they didn't!
Oh yes they did.he will fit in well in the amateur league.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: You lot slagged him off all year how two faced[/p][/quote]No they didn't![/p][/quote]Oh yes they did.he will fit in well in the amateur league. Out of site
  • Score: -3

9:35am Thu 21 Aug 14

raisemeup says...

Out of site wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
You lot slagged him off all year how two faced
No they didn't!
Oh yes they did.he will fit in well in the amateur league.
Glad you two came on the site:
We now have two brain cells working in harmony, a couple more and we may be able to get an idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: You lot slagged him off all year how two faced[/p][/quote]No they didn't![/p][/quote]Oh yes they did.he will fit in well in the amateur league.[/p][/quote]Glad you two came on the site: We now have two brain cells working in harmony, a couple more and we may be able to get an idiot. raisemeup
  • Score: 18

10:01am Thu 21 Aug 14

Videoref says...

raisemeup wrote:
Out of site wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
You lot slagged him off all year how two faced
No they didn't!
Oh yes they did.he will fit in well in the amateur league.
Glad you two came on the site:
We now have two brain cells working in harmony, a couple more and we may be able to get an idiot.
Don't go for a battle of wits when the oposition is only half equipped. It's not fair!
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: You lot slagged him off all year how two faced[/p][/quote]No they didn't![/p][/quote]Oh yes they did.he will fit in well in the amateur league.[/p][/quote]Glad you two came on the site: We now have two brain cells working in harmony, a couple more and we may be able to get an idiot.[/p][/quote]Don't go for a battle of wits when the oposition is only half equipped. It's not fair! Videoref
  • Score: 6

10:26am Thu 21 Aug 14

bully4us says...

Have you noticed that out of site always comes on a few minutes later and backs up sh*t for brains Axel. It's as if they are the same person. Odd that!
Have you noticed that out of site always comes on a few minutes later and backs up sh*t for brains Axel. It's as if they are the same person. Odd that! bully4us
  • Score: 11

11:35am Thu 21 Aug 14

Parz says...

Good signing. Chev's a workhorse. Un-glamourous, but you need that kind of player on your books to do some graft. Happy with this.
Good signing. Chev's a workhorse. Un-glamourous, but you need that kind of player on your books to do some graft. Happy with this. Parz
  • Score: 5

11:43am Thu 21 Aug 14

Out of site says...

raisemeup wrote:
Out of site wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
You lot slagged him off all year how two faced
No they didn't!
Oh yes they did.he will fit in well in the amateur league.
Glad you two came on the site:
We now have two brain cells working in harmony, a couple more and we may be able to get an idiot.
The idiots believe the bullocks will come straight back to super league.if mr walker was no good before as you lot clearly pointed out how is it he's good enough now?either you're idiots or you don't know what you're talking about or both
[quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: You lot slagged him off all year how two faced[/p][/quote]No they didn't![/p][/quote]Oh yes they did.he will fit in well in the amateur league.[/p][/quote]Glad you two came on the site: We now have two brain cells working in harmony, a couple more and we may be able to get an idiot.[/p][/quote]The idiots believe the bullocks will come straight back to super league.if mr walker was no good before as you lot clearly pointed out how is it he's good enough now?either you're idiots or you don't know what you're talking about or both Out of site
  • Score: -8

1:31pm Thu 21 Aug 14

portugalbull says...

Bowlingboy wrote:
Paul from Idle wrote:
Great news need a couple of mature players to guide the lads around the paddock. Anyone know what's happening at scrum half?
I think Gale has already signed at cas...
Could do with an Orford like scrum half in my opinion. ..
Alfull is someone we don't want. Never showed his quality, only here for a big payday before retiring.
Would be great if Gale could be persuaded to stay as under JL he's improved and showing his potential. Had good games in the two I managed to get to, Wigan and Leeds.
[quote][p][bold]Bowlingboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul from Idle[/bold] wrote: Great news need a couple of mature players to guide the lads around the paddock. Anyone know what's happening at scrum half?[/p][/quote]I think Gale has already signed at cas... Could do with an Orford like scrum half in my opinion. ..[/p][/quote]Alfull is someone we don't want. Never showed his quality, only here for a big payday before retiring. Would be great if Gale could be persuaded to stay as under JL he's improved and showing his potential. Had good games in the two I managed to get to, Wigan and Leeds. portugalbull
  • Score: 2

1:41pm Thu 21 Aug 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Out of site,
I assume you are the same idiot posting on the Sky Sports site calling for Leeds to sack Brian McDermott for showing up Leeds after losing to London and Bradford in the last couple of weeks.Says it all really.a thicko pretending he knows something about sport.
Out of site, I assume you are the same idiot posting on the Sky Sports site calling for Leeds to sack Brian McDermott for showing up Leeds after losing to London and Bradford in the last couple of weeks.Says it all really.a thicko pretending he knows something about sport. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 2

1:57pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Out of site says...

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Out of site,
I assume you are the same idiot posting on the Sky Sports site calling for Leeds to sack Brian McDermott for showing up Leeds after losing to London and Bradford in the last couple of weeks.Says it all really.a thicko pretending he knows something about sport.
Wrong again tax dodger you shouldn't assume anything.
[quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Out of site, I assume you are the same idiot posting on the Sky Sports site calling for Leeds to sack Brian McDermott for showing up Leeds after losing to London and Bradford in the last couple of weeks.Says it all really.a thicko pretending he knows something about sport.[/p][/quote]Wrong again tax dodger you shouldn't assume anything. Out of site
  • Score: -5

2:48pm Thu 21 Aug 14

vbfg says...

Videoref wrote:
raisemeup wrote:
Out of site wrote:
Bone_idle18 wrote:
axelf1963 wrote:
You lot slagged him off all year how two faced
No they didn't!
Oh yes they did.he will fit in well in the amateur league.
Glad you two came on the site:
We now have two brain cells working in harmony, a couple more and we may be able to get an idiot.
Don't go for a battle of wits when the oposition is only half equipped. It's not fair!
True but they always win. It always becomes a stupid argument and then they beat you with their experience.
[quote][p][bold]Videoref[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raisemeup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: You lot slagged him off all year how two faced[/p][/quote]No they didn't![/p][/quote]Oh yes they did.he will fit in well in the amateur league.[/p][/quote]Glad you two came on the site: We now have two brain cells working in harmony, a couple more and we may be able to get an idiot.[/p][/quote]Don't go for a battle of wits when the oposition is only half equipped. It's not fair![/p][/quote]True but they always win. It always becomes a stupid argument and then they beat you with their experience. vbfg
  • Score: -3

9:19pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Bowlingboy says...

portugalbull wrote:
Bowlingboy wrote:
Paul from Idle wrote:
Great news need a couple of mature players to guide the lads around the paddock. Anyone know what's happening at scrum half?
I think Gale has already signed at cas...
Could do with an Orford like scrum half in my opinion. ..
Alfull is someone we don't want. Never showed his quality, only here for a big payday before retiring.
Would be great if Gale could be persuaded to stay as under JL he's improved and showing his potential. Had good games in the two I managed to get to, Wigan and Leeds.
Not saying he isn't good enough.
Saying the rumour is he has already signed.
Which makes for us needing a replacement
One with flare and experience,
Get the lad from the academy in the fold for a couple of years to learn,
Thus building for future.
[quote][p][bold]portugalbull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bowlingboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul from Idle[/bold] wrote: Great news need a couple of mature players to guide the lads around the paddock. Anyone know what's happening at scrum half?[/p][/quote]I think Gale has already signed at cas... Could do with an Orford like scrum half in my opinion. ..[/p][/quote]Alfull is someone we don't want. Never showed his quality, only here for a big payday before retiring. Would be great if Gale could be persuaded to stay as under JL he's improved and showing his potential. Had good games in the two I managed to get to, Wigan and Leeds.[/p][/quote]Not saying he isn't good enough. Saying the rumour is he has already signed. Which makes for us needing a replacement One with flare and experience, Get the lad from the academy in the fold for a couple of years to learn, Thus building for future. Bowlingboy
  • Score: 2

9:39pm Thu 21 Aug 14

NORTHER1964 says...

I am disappointed with the Walker signing as I honestly think he is a very poor player and a lazy one at that. His defence is one of the worst I've seen in years and as for his attack well that's n the same line as his defence. Sorry for been so negative but I don't like this player and I think he will struggle even in the championship league.
I am disappointed with the Walker signing as I honestly think he is a very poor player and a lazy one at that. His defence is one of the worst I've seen in years and as for his attack well that's n the same line as his defence. Sorry for been so negative but I don't like this player and I think he will struggle even in the championship league. NORTHER1964
  • Score: 0

10:27pm Thu 21 Aug 14

portugalbull says...

Bowlingboy wrote:
Paul from Idle wrote:
Great news need a couple of mature players to guide the lads around the paddock. Anyone know what's happening at scrum half?
I think Gale has already signed at cas...
Could do with an Orford like scrum half in my opinion. ..
Arful only came for a retirement payment and did not perform to his quality.
If Gale could be persuaded to stay it would be a good signing. Under JL he's started to show his potential and is playing well. The two games I managed to get to, Wigan and Leeds, he was near perfect.
As another post says there's no confirmation yet that he's signed for Cas so here's hoping.
[quote][p][bold]Bowlingboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul from Idle[/bold] wrote: Great news need a couple of mature players to guide the lads around the paddock. Anyone know what's happening at scrum half?[/p][/quote]I think Gale has already signed at cas... Could do with an Orford like scrum half in my opinion. ..[/p][/quote]Arful only came for a retirement payment and did not perform to his quality. If Gale could be persuaded to stay it would be a good signing. Under JL he's started to show his potential and is playing well. The two games I managed to get to, Wigan and Leeds, he was near perfect. As another post says there's no confirmation yet that he's signed for Cas so here's hoping. portugalbull
  • Score: 0

8:42am Fri 22 Aug 14

raisemeup says...

NORTHER1964 wrote:
I am disappointed with the Walker signing as I honestly think he is a very poor player and a lazy one at that. His defence is one of the worst I've seen in years and as for his attack well that's n the same line as his defence. Sorry for been so negative but I don't like this player and I think he will struggle even in the championship league.
A lot of supporters get a fixation on how good or bad THEY think a player is.
From what I've seen of Walker he is a hard worker who will play anywhere if asked. He is a good squad member with a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on to our younger players, lazy he is not!
[quote][p][bold]NORTHER1964[/bold] wrote: I am disappointed with the Walker signing as I honestly think he is a very poor player and a lazy one at that. His defence is one of the worst I've seen in years and as for his attack well that's n the same line as his defence. Sorry for been so negative but I don't like this player and I think he will struggle even in the championship league.[/p][/quote]A lot of supporters get a fixation on how good or bad THEY think a player is. From what I've seen of Walker he is a hard worker who will play anywhere if asked. He is a good squad member with a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on to our younger players, lazy he is not! raisemeup
  • Score: 0

8:43am Fri 22 Aug 14

raisemeup says...

NORTHER1964 wrote:
I am disappointed with the Walker signing as I honestly think he is a very poor player and a lazy one at that. His defence is one of the worst I've seen in years and as for his attack well that's n the same line as his defence. Sorry for been so negative but I don't like this player and I think he will struggle even in the championship league.
A lot of supporters get a fixation on how good or bad THEY think a player is.
From what I've seen of Walker he is a hard worker who will play anywhere if asked. He is a good squad member with a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on to our younger players, lazy he is not!
[quote][p][bold]NORTHER1964[/bold] wrote: I am disappointed with the Walker signing as I honestly think he is a very poor player and a lazy one at that. His defence is one of the worst I've seen in years and as for his attack well that's n the same line as his defence. Sorry for been so negative but I don't like this player and I think he will struggle even in the championship league.[/p][/quote]A lot of supporters get a fixation on how good or bad THEY think a player is. From what I've seen of Walker he is a hard worker who will play anywhere if asked. He is a good squad member with a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on to our younger players, lazy he is not! raisemeup
  • Score: 0

9:44am Fri 22 Aug 14

bulls916uk says...

Out of site wrote:
spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Out of site,
I assume you are the same idiot posting on the Sky Sports site calling for Leeds to sack Brian McDermott for showing up Leeds after losing to London and Bradford in the last couple of weeks.Says it all really.a thicko pretending he knows something about sport.
Wrong again tax dodger you shouldn't assume anything.
And there is out of site, assuming Mr Walker wont be good enough in the Championship........
.......

tut, tut, tut. Dont be hypocritical now sir.

Big difference between Super League and Champ Rugby, Mr Walker will be fine as will the bulls.
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Out of site, I assume you are the same idiot posting on the Sky Sports site calling for Leeds to sack Brian McDermott for showing up Leeds after losing to London and Bradford in the last couple of weeks.Says it all really.a thicko pretending he knows something about sport.[/p][/quote]Wrong again tax dodger you shouldn't assume anything.[/p][/quote]And there is out of site, assuming Mr Walker wont be good enough in the Championship........ ....... tut, tut, tut. Dont be hypocritical now sir. Big difference between Super League and Champ Rugby, Mr Walker will be fine as will the bulls. bulls916uk
  • Score: 0

10:47am Fri 22 Aug 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

This site never fails to produce!

We have people on here for weeks asking for members of the current squad to commit to the Clubs future and then when one of our hardest working, most experienced players does he is slagged off!

Chev has played out of position for most of the season including a stint at prop because we were short. He has played carrying injuries and at one stage came out of hospital to play.

He has proved his loyalty to the Club and fans now we need to show ours by applauding his attitude and supporting him.
This site never fails to produce! We have people on here for weeks asking for members of the current squad to commit to the Clubs future and then when one of our hardest working, most experienced players does he is slagged off! Chev has played out of position for most of the season including a stint at prop because we were short. He has played carrying injuries and at one stage came out of hospital to play. He has proved his loyalty to the Club and fans now we need to show ours by applauding his attitude and supporting him. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 3

3:57pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Out of site says...

bulls916uk wrote:
Out of site wrote:
spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Out of site,
I assume you are the same idiot posting on the Sky Sports site calling for Leeds to sack Brian McDermott for showing up Leeds after losing to London and Bradford in the last couple of weeks.Says it all really.a thicko pretending he knows something about sport.
Wrong again tax dodger you shouldn't assume anything.
And there is out of site, assuming Mr Walker wont be good enough in the Championship........

.......

tut, tut, tut. Dont be hypocritical now sir.

Big difference between Super League and Champ Rugby, Mr Walker will be fine as will the bulls.
Read my post again,I didn't assume mr walker wasn't good enough I asked a question.so tut tut off.
[quote][p][bold]bulls916uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spanglishbull.uk[/bold] wrote: Out of site, I assume you are the same idiot posting on the Sky Sports site calling for Leeds to sack Brian McDermott for showing up Leeds after losing to London and Bradford in the last couple of weeks.Says it all really.a thicko pretending he knows something about sport.[/p][/quote]Wrong again tax dodger you shouldn't assume anything.[/p][/quote]And there is out of site, assuming Mr Walker wont be good enough in the Championship........ ....... tut, tut, tut. Dont be hypocritical now sir. Big difference between Super League and Champ Rugby, Mr Walker will be fine as will the bulls.[/p][/quote]Read my post again,I didn't assume mr walker wasn't good enough I asked a question.so tut tut off. Out of site
  • Score: -2

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