Bradford Bulls take strength from adversity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Danny Addy says the Bulls’ financial problems during the 2012 season made the squad tighter as a group Danny Addy says the Bulls’ financial problems during the 2012 season made the squad tighter as a group

Danny Addy has looked back on the financial crisis which rocked the Bulls last season and declared: “What does not kill you makes you stronger.”

The 21-year-old utility man put pen to paper on a new one-year deal last week and has backed Francis Cummins to preside over a bright era at Odsal.

He believes that an already tight-knit group will grow even closer in the coming weeks and months, boosting their hopes of on-field success.

“Bradford is a massive club and what we went through last year will just make us stronger,” said Addy, who is looking to secure a regular spot in the back row in 2013.

“We would have made the play-offs had we not had those six points deducted.

“You never know what might have happened had we got in the eight. I think we could have gone far because we are a very good team.

“The adversity last year just made us even tighter as a group and, with a lot of the same lads signing on for next year, I think we’ll do really well.”

Addy had attracted interest from rival Super League clubs but was delighted to commit his future to Bradford after progressing through the ranks at Odsal.

He became the latest Bulls player to sign a new contract following Chev Walker, John Bateman, Luke Gale, Manase Manuokafoa and Jarrod Sammut.

Addy is already eyeing up another new deal, saying: “With me only having a one-year contract, it gives me an extra incentive to give it my all and hopefully get another deal at the end of the year.”

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10:40am Thu 1 Nov 12

Mumby was the best says...

He must now be relieved that he`s got a new contract. He now has a year to hopefully play in a settled position and prove that he has the ability. It`s a while since we had a ball playing loose forward and I think he fits the bill.
He must now be relieved that he`s got a new contract. He now has a year to hopefully play in a settled position and prove that he has the ability. It`s a while since we had a ball playing loose forward and I think he fits the bill. Mumby was the best

11:29am Thu 1 Nov 12

terrier96 says...

Was lost at no.6 was shocking away at Hull FC there but looking forward to him at no.13 with Langley in the pack, more pace, agility & a passer of the ball unlike Langers who won't part with the ball under any circumstances!
Was lost at no.6 was shocking away at Hull FC there but looking forward to him at no.13 with Langley in the pack, more pace, agility & a passer of the ball unlike Langers who won't part with the ball under any circumstances! terrier96

3:21pm Thu 1 Nov 12

franklyn says...

So he thinks we could have done well in play-offs. because we are a good team.
Someone please remind him just how well that good team went in the last few games of the season, and how many points were conceded.
unless we can sign some front row forwards for next season, (though god knows where from,there are none about) its going to be more of the same.
but we'll all be there cheering them on as usual.
So he thinks we could have done well in play-offs. because we are a good team. Someone please remind him just how well that good team went in the last few games of the season, and how many points were conceded. unless we can sign some front row forwards for next season, (though god knows where from,there are none about) its going to be more of the same. but we'll all be there cheering them on as usual. franklyn

9:58pm Thu 1 Nov 12

Shipley Paul says...

franklyn wrote:
So he thinks we could have done well in play-offs. because we are a good team.
Someone please remind him just how well that good team went in the last few games of the season, and how many points were conceded.
unless we can sign some front row forwards for next season, (though god knows where from,there are none about) its going to be more of the same.
but we'll all be there cheering them on as usual.
Best give Francis a ring franklyn, I bet he doesn't know we need a couple of big lad forwards, it'll be a surprise to him.
[quote][p][bold]franklyn[/bold] wrote: So he thinks we could have done well in play-offs. because we are a good team. Someone please remind him just how well that good team went in the last few games of the season, and how many points were conceded. unless we can sign some front row forwards for next season, (though god knows where from,there are none about) its going to be more of the same. but we'll all be there cheering them on as usual.[/p][/quote]Best give Francis a ring franklyn, I bet he doesn't know we need a couple of big lad forwards, it'll be a surprise to him. Shipley Paul

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