Bradford Bulls claim momentous first home win

Bulls 12 St Helens 8

Mick Potter was left beaming with pride as the Bulls claimed their first home win of the season with a momentous victory over his former club St Helens.

Both teams were missing several players through injury but the Bulls were rock-solid in defence and showed tremendous guts and determination to register a famous success.

Saints led midway through the first half through a highly controversial try from Andrew Dixon following an earlier forward pass, yet the response from Potter's men was to be admired.

Elliott Whitehead's bravery was rewarded with an opportunist try which saw him accidentally booted in the face by Jamie Foster, leading to an eight-point try shortly before half-time as Paul Sykes kicked the conversion and a penalty for the challenge on Whitehead.

Shortly after the restart, Karl Pryce finished well after Foster failed to deal with Ben Jeffries' hanging kick and that put the Bulls in control.

Foster, who had a night to forget, was later sinbinned as the Bulls held on for the remainder of the game thanks to the kind of spirit which is beginning to become their trademark.

Saints, who slumped to their fourth straight Super League defeat, replied in the dying embers through Francis Meli's fine effort but the night belonged to the Bulls.

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8:10pm Sat 17 Mar 12

georget44 says...

what a result well done to the boys....up to 6th where are all the doommongers tonight back under their stones!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what a result well done to the boys....up to 6th where are all the doommongers tonight back under their stones!!!!!!!!!!!!! georget44
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8:15pm Sat 17 Mar 12

JAtkinson says...

Brilliant, gutsy win by Bulls. Not a thrilling encounter for the purists but wonderful to hear the crowd behind the team. Get in you Fat Dogs and come on you Bulls!
Brilliant, gutsy win by Bulls. Not a thrilling encounter for the purists but wonderful to hear the crowd behind the team. Get in you Fat Dogs and come on you Bulls! JAtkinson
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8:30pm Sat 17 Mar 12

north devon bull says...

like i said last week its a game of 2 halfs, ka,ka,ka.
like i said last week its a game of 2 halfs, ka,ka,ka. north devon bull
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8:30pm Sat 17 Mar 12

north devon bull says...

like i said last week its a game of 2 halfs, ka,ka,ka.
like i said last week its a game of 2 halfs, ka,ka,ka. north devon bull
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8:46pm Sat 17 Mar 12

Dore-Bull says...

Well done. Great win. Saints were dirty and cynical; they really missed Roby. We were solid and determined; well deserved. Elima was awesome! COYB!
Well done. Great win. Saints were dirty and cynical; they really missed Roby. We were solid and determined; well deserved. Elima was awesome! COYB! Dore-Bull
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8:52pm Sat 17 Mar 12

NORTHER1964 says...

Got a bit wet tonight but well worth it. I know Saints had a weakened side but so did we. It's a shame Silverwood and his 2 cronnies with the flags didn't see there forward pass try but I honestly wouldn't expect Silverwood to give us anything anyway. Well done to the lads tonight, bring on Salford.
Got a bit wet tonight but well worth it. I know Saints had a weakened side but so did we. It's a shame Silverwood and his 2 cronnies with the flags didn't see there forward pass try but I honestly wouldn't expect Silverwood to give us anything anyway. Well done to the lads tonight, bring on Salford. NORTHER1964
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9:26pm Sat 17 Mar 12

Bev says...

This was the best performance in the McNamara or Potter era-tremendous spirit and determination in the face of woeful refereeing and inept touch judges-one looked well past his sellby date. even Megabingo 1 must have enjoyed it but will be too modest to comment!
This was the best performance in the McNamara or Potter era-tremendous spirit and determination in the face of woeful refereeing and inept touch judges-one looked well past his sellby date. even Megabingo 1 must have enjoyed it but will be too modest to comment! Bev
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1:06am Sun 18 Mar 12

Dore-Bull says...

To Saints' fans: I thought that Foster was a disgrace tonight and cost you the game. You're a better team than that. A shame that resorted to thuggish rugby. Great for us to beat you for the first time since 2007. Long may it continue. Can't see Saints winning any of their next 3. Hope we can keep going. So proud tonight. Well done Bradford!
To Saints' fans: I thought that Foster was a disgrace tonight and cost you the game. You're a better team than that. A shame that resorted to thuggish rugby. Great for us to beat you for the first time since 2007. Long may it continue. Can't see Saints winning any of their next 3. Hope we can keep going. So proud tonight. Well done Bradford! Dore-Bull
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7:53am Sun 18 Mar 12

Potter for the sack says...

Great team performance. How will Gale get back into the side? Elima did not look rusty and added tough no nonsence physicality to the game. Who wouldn't have be phased with Karl opposite you!!! Great performance. Come on you moaners give credit where credit is due, or are you so depressed you have choked on your beer dregs, where are you now? COYB
Great team performance. How will Gale get back into the side? Elima did not look rusty and added tough no nonsence physicality to the game. Who wouldn't have be phased with Karl opposite you!!! Great performance. Come on you moaners give credit where credit is due, or are you so depressed you have choked on your beer dregs, where are you now? COYB Potter for the sack
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8:41am Sun 18 Mar 12

hemsworthbull formerly known as pontebull says...

Well, to say we have a lot of journeymen according to some of the gripers, we were awesome. As many people have said, it's not always about the result, it's more about the performance. These last 2 have been performances to be proud of and I can honestly say how proud I am of the team.
Well done and come on you bulls !!!
Well, to say we have a lot of journeymen according to some of the gripers, we were awesome. As many people have said, it's not always about the result, it's more about the performance. These last 2 have been performances to be proud of and I can honestly say how proud I am of the team. Well done and come on you bulls !!! hemsworthbull formerly known as pontebull
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8:49am Sun 18 Mar 12

Bone_idle18 says...

Dore-Bull wrote:
To Saints' fans: I thought that Foster was a disgrace tonight and cost you the game. You're a better team than that. A shame that resorted to thuggish rugby. Great for us to beat you for the first time since 2007. Long may it continue. Can't see Saints winning any of their next 3. Hope we can keep going. So proud tonight. Well done Bradford!
Did you miss 2009? We beat stains at knowesly road ! Although, with the dirt they dished out last night, should rehome to knowesly safari park
[quote][p][bold]Dore-Bull[/bold] wrote: To Saints' fans: I thought that Foster was a disgrace tonight and cost you the game. You're a better team than that. A shame that resorted to thuggish rugby. Great for us to beat you for the first time since 2007. Long may it continue. Can't see Saints winning any of their next 3. Hope we can keep going. So proud tonight. Well done Bradford![/p][/quote]Did you miss 2009? We beat stains at knowesly road ! Although, with the dirt they dished out last night, should rehome to knowesly safari park Bone_idle18
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8:51am Sun 18 Mar 12

oddshapedballs says...

NORTHER1964 wrote:
Got a bit wet tonight but well worth it. I know Saints had a weakened side but so did we. It's a shame Silverwood and his 2 cronnies with the flags didn't see there forward pass try but I honestly wouldn't expect Silverwood to give us anything anyway. Well done to the lads tonight, bring on Salford.
To get wet when they play well is a little extreme!!!
[quote][p][bold]NORTHER1964[/bold] wrote: Got a bit wet tonight but well worth it. I know Saints had a weakened side but so did we. It's a shame Silverwood and his 2 cronnies with the flags didn't see there forward pass try but I honestly wouldn't expect Silverwood to give us anything anyway. Well done to the lads tonight, bring on Salford.[/p][/quote]To get wet when they play well is a little extreme!!! oddshapedballs
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9:02am Sun 18 Mar 12

bullslad17 says...

Great win for Bradford.

Great to have Purtell and Elima back. Purtell was tackling well and Elima brought power and physicality.

You would think that with our last three or four performances, that we should beat Salford next week.

Our next three games:
Salford H, Hull A, Leeds H.

*

What has happened to St Helens? I laughed my head off when Puletua bombed that try in the second half. Saints next three:

Leeds H, Warrington A, Wigan H.

I can see them losing all three, meaning they'll have lost seven on the bounce.
Great win for Bradford. Great to have Purtell and Elima back. Purtell was tackling well and Elima brought power and physicality. You would think that with our last three or four performances, that we should beat Salford next week. Our next three games: Salford H, Hull A, Leeds H. * What has happened to St Helens? I laughed my head off when Puletua bombed that try in the second half. Saints next three: Leeds H, Warrington A, Wigan H. I can see them losing all three, meaning they'll have lost seven on the bounce. bullslad17
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9:43am Sun 18 Mar 12

Melbull says...

Great performance all the lads. Defence is the key always was and always will be. They tackled Saints to a standstill. Elima take a bow not a backward step taken. All the lads take a bow.
Great performance all the lads. Defence is the key always was and always will be. They tackled Saints to a standstill. Elima take a bow not a backward step taken. All the lads take a bow. Melbull
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9:58am Sun 18 Mar 12

Prycey says...

When Gale is back in a couple of weeks I can't see how we can drop Jeffries as he has played his socks off lately. We will then have three decent half backs for the first time in many years. We do look to have a very decent back line now. I will give Karl credit where it is due. He hasn't done anything wrong. Infact, he has looked good especially with a big ausie inside him. Boy didn't Elima add some steel to the middle of the park. Thought Walker stood in well also. Everyone did magnificently. Burgess and Hargreaves had big games. Hargreaves was rock solid in defence and making the hard yards. His best game so far for me! I think we can all now say that this is definitely a top eight team. Well done the lads and Mick Potter.
When Gale is back in a couple of weeks I can't see how we can drop Jeffries as he has played his socks off lately. We will then have three decent half backs for the first time in many years. We do look to have a very decent back line now. I will give Karl credit where it is due. He hasn't done anything wrong. Infact, he has looked good especially with a big ausie inside him. Boy didn't Elima add some steel to the middle of the park. Thought Walker stood in well also. Everyone did magnificently. Burgess and Hargreaves had big games. Hargreaves was rock solid in defence and making the hard yards. His best game so far for me! I think we can all now say that this is definitely a top eight team. Well done the lads and Mick Potter. Prycey
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10:07am Sun 18 Mar 12

Dore-Bull says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Dore-Bull wrote:
To Saints' fans: I thought that Foster was a disgrace tonight and cost you the game. You're a better team than that. A shame that resorted to thuggish rugby. Great for us to beat you for the first time since 2007. Long may it continue. Can't see Saints winning any of their next 3. Hope we can keep going. So proud tonight. Well done Bradford!
Did you miss 2009? We beat stains at knowesly road ! Although, with the dirt they dished out last night, should rehome to knowesly safari park
Quite right ... I meant first win at Odsal over them since 2007. Oops.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dore-Bull[/bold] wrote: To Saints' fans: I thought that Foster was a disgrace tonight and cost you the game. You're a better team than that. A shame that resorted to thuggish rugby. Great for us to beat you for the first time since 2007. Long may it continue. Can't see Saints winning any of their next 3. Hope we can keep going. So proud tonight. Well done Bradford![/p][/quote]Did you miss 2009? We beat stains at knowesly road ! Although, with the dirt they dished out last night, should rehome to knowesly safari park[/p][/quote]Quite right ... I meant first win at Odsal over them since 2007. Oops. Dore-Bull
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10:12am Sun 18 Mar 12

hillfootbull says...

What an improvement in just 3/4 weeks.I take my hat off to Mick Potter,I didn't think he had it in him.But he has.Hes got them tackling for dear life and yes,trying for the whole 80 minutes.Gale/Jeffrie
s at half back for me with Sammut on the bench as an impact player.
Whitehead,Bateman,Bu
rgess are all showing their true potential now and its nice to have big Kark Pryce back in the side on the wing.Elima added aggression,it was nice to see and you won't get anywhere unless you have fire in the pack,just remember Fairbank,Skerret,Gra
yshon,Rathbone,Casey
,all had fire in their bellies.
More of the same next week.

Well done all.
What an improvement in just 3/4 weeks.I take my hat off to Mick Potter,I didn't think he had it in him.But he has.Hes got them tackling for dear life and yes,trying for the whole 80 minutes.Gale/Jeffrie s at half back for me with Sammut on the bench as an impact player. Whitehead,Bateman,Bu rgess are all showing their true potential now and its nice to have big Kark Pryce back in the side on the wing.Elima added aggression,it was nice to see and you won't get anywhere unless you have fire in the pack,just remember Fairbank,Skerret,Gra yshon,Rathbone,Casey ,all had fire in their bellies. More of the same next week. Well done all. hillfootbull
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10:17am Sun 18 Mar 12

murphyslaw says...

Got to say the lads are performing much better than I thought they would so congratulations to all concerned. However some really are getting a bit carried away as EVERYONE is beating Saints at the moment. That is just about the worst Saints side I can ever remember, I wonder if the older guys among us can remember Saints as bad as this? Still take nothing away from our lads, the team spirit and effort is bang on.
Got to say the lads are performing much better than I thought they would so congratulations to all concerned. However some really are getting a bit carried away as EVERYONE is beating Saints at the moment. That is just about the worst Saints side I can ever remember, I wonder if the older guys among us can remember Saints as bad as this? Still take nothing away from our lads, the team spirit and effort is bang on. murphyslaw
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10:44am Sun 18 Mar 12

franklyn says...

what a great result! yes i was one who said this squad would not be good enough, but i'm being proved wrong and am man enough to put my hand up and say so.
We have got some hard fixtures outof the wayand as the players who are injured come back the team should get stronger. Who knows play-offs may be on after all.
Just a word for thepeople above , how many of you said ben jeffries was not good enough and shouln't be in the squad, come on be honest, i can count one or two.
what a great result! yes i was one who said this squad would not be good enough, but i'm being proved wrong and am man enough to put my hand up and say so. We have got some hard fixtures outof the wayand as the players who are injured come back the team should get stronger. Who knows play-offs may be on after all. Just a word for thepeople above , how many of you said ben jeffries was not good enough and shouln't be in the squad, come on be honest, i can count one or two. franklyn
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10:45am Sun 18 Mar 12

hillfootbull says...

murphyslaw wrote:
Got to say the lads are performing much better than I thought they would so congratulations to all concerned. However some really are getting a bit carried away as EVERYONE is beating Saints at the moment. That is just about the worst Saints side I can ever remember, I wonder if the older guys among us can remember Saints as bad as this? Still take nothing away from our lads, the team spirit and effort is bang on.
murphy,

not just the Saints game,but they way they performed against Warrington and camr back from the dead away at Hullkr.I wouldn't take just one match and then say everythings great,its steady progression over the last month.
Last season and early this season Saints would still have beaten us.
Vast improvement and thats all you can ask for imo.
[quote][p][bold]murphyslaw[/bold] wrote: Got to say the lads are performing much better than I thought they would so congratulations to all concerned. However some really are getting a bit carried away as EVERYONE is beating Saints at the moment. That is just about the worst Saints side I can ever remember, I wonder if the older guys among us can remember Saints as bad as this? Still take nothing away from our lads, the team spirit and effort is bang on.[/p][/quote]murphy, not just the Saints game,but they way they performed against Warrington and camr back from the dead away at Hullkr.I wouldn't take just one match and then say everythings great,its steady progression over the last month. Last season and early this season Saints would still have beaten us. Vast improvement and thats all you can ask for imo. hillfootbull
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10:54am Sun 18 Mar 12

s.b.c says...

Big Thank You to Mick Potter and the boys.
You've brought all the pride back to the club.

Great to see two proper centres, two proper wingers, Jeffries awsome.
The pack superb.
Once again, thank you.
Big Thank You to Mick Potter and the boys. You've brought all the pride back to the club. Great to see two proper centres, two proper wingers, Jeffries awsome. The pack superb. Once again, thank you. s.b.c
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11:13am Sun 18 Mar 12

Prycey says...

Bringing in Sammut has helped Jeffries focus his mind on earning a new contract next year. Three half backs for two positions is working wonders this year. I admit none are international class but if Jeffries does earn a new contract and they let Sammut go at the end of his one year contract because of the quota problem they will still need another half back to keep the pressure on Gale and Jeffries. Two players fighting for each position is very healthy. I also have to mention that Sykes did nothing wrong yesterday. He must have been nervous about his first game this year in such a key position. Let's hope we get some players back in the next few weeks so we can judge Potter and the team in a true light. I was one that doubted Jeffries and hands up, He is proving me wrong - hope he keeps it going!
Bringing in Sammut has helped Jeffries focus his mind on earning a new contract next year. Three half backs for two positions is working wonders this year. I admit none are international class but if Jeffries does earn a new contract and they let Sammut go at the end of his one year contract because of the quota problem they will still need another half back to keep the pressure on Gale and Jeffries. Two players fighting for each position is very healthy. I also have to mention that Sykes did nothing wrong yesterday. He must have been nervous about his first game this year in such a key position. Let's hope we get some players back in the next few weeks so we can judge Potter and the team in a true light. I was one that doubted Jeffries and hands up, He is proving me wrong - hope he keeps it going! Prycey
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11:23am Sun 18 Mar 12

helenshep says...

Prycey wrote:
When Gale is back in a couple of weeks I can't see how we can drop Jeffries as he has played his socks off lately. We will then have three decent half backs for the first time in many years. We do look to have a very decent back line now. I will give Karl credit where it is due. He hasn't done anything wrong. Infact, he has looked good especially with a big ausie inside him. Boy didn't Elima add some steel to the middle of the park. Thought Walker stood in well also. Everyone did magnificently. Burgess and Hargreaves had big games. Hargreaves was rock solid in defence and making the hard yards. His best game so far for me! I think we can all now say that this is definitely a top eight team. Well done the lads and Mick Potter.
well said Prycey, I am so pleased for Ben Jeffries, like you say he has played his socks off lately - he has had plenty doubters on this site in the past. It was great to have Elima back in the pack and also thought Walker played well. great team effort tonight, well done lads and MP, things are definatley looking up
[quote][p][bold]Prycey[/bold] wrote: When Gale is back in a couple of weeks I can't see how we can drop Jeffries as he has played his socks off lately. We will then have three decent half backs for the first time in many years. We do look to have a very decent back line now. I will give Karl credit where it is due. He hasn't done anything wrong. Infact, he has looked good especially with a big ausie inside him. Boy didn't Elima add some steel to the middle of the park. Thought Walker stood in well also. Everyone did magnificently. Burgess and Hargreaves had big games. Hargreaves was rock solid in defence and making the hard yards. His best game so far for me! I think we can all now say that this is definitely a top eight team. Well done the lads and Mick Potter.[/p][/quote]well said Prycey, I am so pleased for Ben Jeffries, like you say he has played his socks off lately - he has had plenty doubters on this site in the past. It was great to have Elima back in the pack and also thought Walker played well. great team effort tonight, well done lads and MP, things are definatley looking up helenshep
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11:42am Sun 18 Mar 12

graham smith says...

Good morning .I’m just surfacing from last night, consumed rather a lot of Tets, head a bit dull ha ha ha.
What a win!! Come on!!
For me the high light of the night was Karl’s try Foster showed true cowardice in the face of adversity, big Karl bearing down on him at speed must have been too much for him.
I’ll shut up now before I get into trouble ha ha ha, I think I’m still under the influence.

COM’ON YOU BULLS.
Good morning .I’m just surfacing from last night, consumed rather a lot of Tets, head a bit dull ha ha ha. What a win!! Come on!! For me the high light of the night was Karl’s try Foster showed true cowardice in the face of adversity, big Karl bearing down on him at speed must have been too much for him. I’ll shut up now before I get into trouble ha ha ha, I think I’m still under the influence. COM’ON YOU BULLS. graham smith
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12:00pm Sun 18 Mar 12

Leagueman says...

Prycey wrote:
Bringing in Sammut has helped Jeffries focus his mind on earning a new contract next year. Three half backs for two positions is working wonders this year. I admit none are international class but if Jeffries does earn a new contract and they let Sammut go at the end of his one year contract because of the quota problem they will still need another half back to keep the pressure on Gale and Jeffries. Two players fighting for each position is very healthy. I also have to mention that Sykes did nothing wrong yesterday. He must have been nervous about his first game this year in such a key position. Let's hope we get some players back in the next few weeks so we can judge Potter and the team in a true light. I was one that doubted Jeffries and hands up, He is proving me wrong - hope he keeps it going!
Good to see someone (Prycey)recognising the part and effort Sykes put in last night, after missing all season a lot of players would have maybe let the team and themselves down due to fitness and match practice. Sykes let nobody down and played an integral part of the team especially with his kicking and defence.
Everybody held their hand up and did their bit for the team.
How pleasing it must have been for the team to go to the fans around the ground and get such well deserved praise.
Well done boys.
[quote][p][bold]Prycey[/bold] wrote: Bringing in Sammut has helped Jeffries focus his mind on earning a new contract next year. Three half backs for two positions is working wonders this year. I admit none are international class but if Jeffries does earn a new contract and they let Sammut go at the end of his one year contract because of the quota problem they will still need another half back to keep the pressure on Gale and Jeffries. Two players fighting for each position is very healthy. I also have to mention that Sykes did nothing wrong yesterday. He must have been nervous about his first game this year in such a key position. Let's hope we get some players back in the next few weeks so we can judge Potter and the team in a true light. I was one that doubted Jeffries and hands up, He is proving me wrong - hope he keeps it going![/p][/quote]Good to see someone (Prycey)recognising the part and effort Sykes put in last night, after missing all season a lot of players would have maybe let the team and themselves down due to fitness and match practice. Sykes let nobody down and played an integral part of the team especially with his kicking and defence. Everybody held their hand up and did their bit for the team. How pleasing it must have been for the team to go to the fans around the ground and get such well deserved praise. Well done boys. Leagueman
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12:40pm Sun 18 Mar 12

jozieme says...

All the comments here are great to read and it gives us all a great lift when they win..can I just add that the pre match entertainment,despit
e the very cold conditions was terrific, the youngsters leading the parade and then standing in the pouring rain for ages waiting to greet the teams well done girls.. lets hope the next show you put on will be better conditions.we came away totalling soaked to the skin,but with a great feeling that the way the team is 'jelling'together is good for us to witness..we have some terrific young players laying their bodies on the line week in and week out ,giving them an extended run is proving a winner..well done Bulls
All the comments here are great to read and it gives us all a great lift when they win..can I just add that the pre match entertainment,despit e the very cold conditions was terrific, the youngsters leading the parade and then standing in the pouring rain for ages waiting to greet the teams well done girls.. lets hope the next show you put on will be better conditions.we came away totalling soaked to the skin,but with a great feeling that the way the team is 'jelling'together is good for us to witness..we have some terrific young players laying their bodies on the line week in and week out ,giving them an extended run is proving a winner..well done Bulls jozieme
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12:59pm Sun 18 Mar 12

helenshep says...

Leagueman wrote:
Prycey wrote:
Bringing in Sammut has helped Jeffries focus his mind on earning a new contract next year. Three half backs for two positions is working wonders this year. I admit none are international class but if Jeffries does earn a new contract and they let Sammut go at the end of his one year contract because of the quota problem they will still need another half back to keep the pressure on Gale and Jeffries. Two players fighting for each position is very healthy. I also have to mention that Sykes did nothing wrong yesterday. He must have been nervous about his first game this year in such a key position. Let's hope we get some players back in the next few weeks so we can judge Potter and the team in a true light. I was one that doubted Jeffries and hands up, He is proving me wrong - hope he keeps it going!
Good to see someone (Prycey)recognising the part and effort Sykes put in last night, after missing all season a lot of players would have maybe let the team and themselves down due to fitness and match practice. Sykes let nobody down and played an integral part of the team especially with his kicking and defence.
Everybody held their hand up and did their bit for the team.
How pleasing it must have been for the team to go to the fans around the ground and get such well deserved praise.
Well done boys.
I must admit I did have doubts about Sykes playing but hold my hand up and admit I was wrong, the lad did everything that was asked of him, like you say it must have been a big ask for him playing in such a key position after a long time out of the team, well done to all the lads COYB !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Leagueman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prycey[/bold] wrote: Bringing in Sammut has helped Jeffries focus his mind on earning a new contract next year. Three half backs for two positions is working wonders this year. I admit none are international class but if Jeffries does earn a new contract and they let Sammut go at the end of his one year contract because of the quota problem they will still need another half back to keep the pressure on Gale and Jeffries. Two players fighting for each position is very healthy. I also have to mention that Sykes did nothing wrong yesterday. He must have been nervous about his first game this year in such a key position. Let's hope we get some players back in the next few weeks so we can judge Potter and the team in a true light. I was one that doubted Jeffries and hands up, He is proving me wrong - hope he keeps it going![/p][/quote]Good to see someone (Prycey)recognising the part and effort Sykes put in last night, after missing all season a lot of players would have maybe let the team and themselves down due to fitness and match practice. Sykes let nobody down and played an integral part of the team especially with his kicking and defence. Everybody held their hand up and did their bit for the team. How pleasing it must have been for the team to go to the fans around the ground and get such well deserved praise. Well done boys.[/p][/quote]I must admit I did have doubts about Sykes playing but hold my hand up and admit I was wrong, the lad did everything that was asked of him, like you say it must have been a big ask for him playing in such a key position after a long time out of the team, well done to all the lads COYB !!!!! helenshep
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1:08pm Sun 18 Mar 12

deano-41 says...

my kids got absolutley soaked last night but you couldn't wipe the smiles off there faces great gutsy win played brilliant well done the bulls...
saints were dirty, silverwood was useless & the linesman (barry chuckle) didn't no what that flag was for!!!
can't wait for salford on sunday...
COYBs....
my kids got absolutley soaked last night but you couldn't wipe the smiles off there faces great gutsy win played brilliant well done the bulls... saints were dirty, silverwood was useless & the linesman (barry chuckle) didn't no what that flag was for!!! can't wait for salford on sunday... COYBs.... deano-41
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2:05pm Sun 18 Mar 12

pjbull says...

One noticeable difference to me this season is the fitness - they outlasted HKR last week and in the last four games have gone the full 80 mins - in the last 3-4 years I'd have seen them tiring after 60mins. Any reason why this might be so?
One noticeable difference to me this season is the fitness - they outlasted HKR last week and in the last four games have gone the full 80 mins - in the last 3-4 years I'd have seen them tiring after 60mins. Any reason why this might be so? pjbull
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2:58pm Sun 18 Mar 12

monobrow man says...

Burgess had his best game for us yesterday. Not his most dynamic, dont think he missed a tackle and did the hard yards. Also great to see sykes play well.
Burgess had his best game for us yesterday. Not his most dynamic, dont think he missed a tackle and did the hard yards. Also great to see sykes play well. monobrow man
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3:28pm Sun 18 Mar 12

terrysblackchicken says...

2 very average teams and so nice to see people are pleased with 6th place.
2 very average teams and so nice to see people are pleased with 6th place. terrysblackchicken
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4:33pm Sun 18 Mar 12

Wots up says...

terrysblackchicken wrote:
2 very average teams and so nice to see people are pleased with 6th place.
I know the Bantams would be ecstatic!!!
[quote][p][bold]terrysblackchicken[/bold] wrote: 2 very average teams and so nice to see people are pleased with 6th place.[/p][/quote]I know the Bantams would be ecstatic!!! Wots up
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7:05pm Sun 18 Mar 12

mdn says...

terrysblackchicken wrote:
2 very average teams and so nice to see people are pleased with 6th place.
What a tool you are!
[quote][p][bold]terrysblackchicken[/bold] wrote: 2 very average teams and so nice to see people are pleased with 6th place.[/p][/quote]What a tool you are! mdn
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7:23pm Sun 18 Mar 12

terrysblackchicken says...

Thank you for your kind words but city are safe and dont make silly predictions like your chairman on finishing top 4.
Thank you for your kind words but city are safe and dont make silly predictions like your chairman on finishing top 4. terrysblackchicken
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7:39pm Sun 18 Mar 12

RL Ron says...

Great win. Ignore the troll, we are heading in the right direction. We may not make the final, or even the top 6 but anything is an improvement on the last few seasons.
Great win. Ignore the troll, we are heading in the right direction. We may not make the final, or even the top 6 but anything is an improvement on the last few seasons. RL Ron
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7:08am Mon 19 Mar 12

Potter for the sack says...

pjbull wrote:
One noticeable difference to me this season is the fitness - they outlasted HKR last week and in the last four games have gone the full 80 mins - in the last 3-4 years I'd have seen them tiring after 60mins. Any reason why this might be so?
Could be confidence within the team? Lack of it and heads go down and teams can look unfit. Playing as a team with belief and then players are bouncing with adrenalin. Positive attitude brings positive results.
[quote][p][bold]pjbull[/bold] wrote: One noticeable difference to me this season is the fitness - they outlasted HKR last week and in the last four games have gone the full 80 mins - in the last 3-4 years I'd have seen them tiring after 60mins. Any reason why this might be so?[/p][/quote]Could be confidence within the team? Lack of it and heads go down and teams can look unfit. Playing as a team with belief and then players are bouncing with adrenalin. Positive attitude brings positive results. Potter for the sack
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