Bradford Bulls players will be made to sweat

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bulls boss Francis Cummins says the players face a hard slog between now and Christmas Bulls boss Francis Cummins says the players face a hard slog between now and Christmas

Bulls coach Francis Cummins has revealed his squad will train for six days a week between now and Christmas.

The players began their pre-season campaign on Monday and will be put through a tough training schedule in the coming weeks.

Last year saw the Bulls spend two days at RAF Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire, where they undertook a series of team-building exercises over 36 hours.

The group were sent out into woods for survival training where tasks included evading the enemy, forcing them to work together through the night under severe pressure with little food, water or shelter.

The camp, which concluded with a nine-mile run, severely tested the mental strength of the players but Cummins said: “You can only do one of them once in a while.

“We may do a training camp after Christmas but it would be a skills-based camp.

“It wouldn’t be what we did before but we’re going to be training for six days a week until Christmas, so it’s going to be tough.

“Part of that is about recovering together as well. We’ve got to do it the right way and we’ve got some really good, highly-qualified people working for us and guiding us on aspects such as nutrition.

“We can tap into those skills and benefit from it, so we will be doing some things this year that we didn’t last year.”

Cummins said his men have hit the ground running after returning for pre-season training on Monday following initial tests last week.

“They came back for tests and were all in good shape,” said the Bulls boss.

“They all got stuck in to pre-season on Monday and their attitude has been very good. They look in good spirits and are training really well.”

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8:53am Thu 8 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

Certain pattern forming here, just by copying other clubs will not bring their success Franny. Lets get some props signed
Certain pattern forming here, just by copying other clubs will not bring their success Franny. Lets get some props signed ifallwerelikemumby

8:59am Thu 8 Nov 12

THEMANOFSTEEL says...

Big day foster to bulls!!!
Big day foster to bulls!!! THEMANOFSTEEL

9:00am Thu 8 Nov 12

Mumby was the best says...

The more I hear what FC has to say the more I like him, he appears to be his own man, not like Macnamara who appeared to want to be everyone`s friend and that did not work.
The more I hear what FC has to say the more I like him, he appears to be his own man, not like Macnamara who appeared to want to be everyone`s friend and that did not work. Mumby was the best

9:01am Thu 8 Nov 12

Mumby was the best says...

THEMANOFSTEEL wrote:
Big day foster to bulls!!!
Hope you are right!! then at least another prop and everything will be shaping up nicely.
[quote][p][bold]THEMANOFSTEEL[/bold] wrote: Big day foster to bulls!!![/p][/quote]Hope you are right!! then at least another prop and everything will be shaping up nicely. Mumby was the best

9:59am Thu 8 Nov 12

BlackpoolBull says...

Agreed! Anyone know where things are re the sponsorship deal we were hearing about?
Agreed! Anyone know where things are re the sponsorship deal we were hearing about? BlackpoolBull

10:47am Thu 8 Nov 12

jkirby85 says...

THEMANOFSTEEL wrote:
Big day foster to bulls!!!
Lets hope so.....deal was done last week.......apparentl
y so and his wifey saying certain things to him......hmmmm id say pen to paper on a possible permanent switch and saints as let him go completely and lee gaskell is well **** because of it
[quote][p][bold]THEMANOFSTEEL[/bold] wrote: Big day foster to bulls!!![/p][/quote]Lets hope so.....deal was done last week.......apparentl y so and his wifey saying certain things to him......hmmmm id say pen to paper on a possible permanent switch and saints as let him go completely and lee gaskell is well **** because of it jkirby85

11:21am Thu 8 Nov 12

Blotto says...

I wouldn't be surprised if this type of training is to prepare the Squad for a stint in Afghanistan! ;-)
I wouldn't be surprised if this type of training is to prepare the Squad for a stint in Afghanistan! ;-) Blotto

12:08pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

THEMANOFSTEEL wrote:
Big day foster to bulls!!!
And in other news man has landed on the moon.
[quote][p][bold]THEMANOFSTEEL[/bold] wrote: Big day foster to bulls!!![/p][/quote]And in other news man has landed on the moon. ifallwerelikemumby

12:33pm Thu 8 Nov 12

bullbob says...

Sponsorship rumour - Provident Financial
Sponsorship rumour - Provident Financial bullbob

12:46pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

That's even older
That's even older ifallwerelikemumby

12:51pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Mumby was the best says...

bullbob wrote:
Sponsorship rumour - Provident Financial
If you are right it`s the pity the TROLL who said it a while back cant claim a victory cos he`s not on here anymore, shame.
[quote][p][bold]bullbob[/bold] wrote: Sponsorship rumour - Provident Financial[/p][/quote]If you are right it`s the pity the TROLL who said it a while back cant claim a victory cos he`s not on here anymore, shame. Mumby was the best

1:04pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

True :-P
True :-P ifallwerelikemumby

1:36pm Thu 8 Nov 12

cliftonmike says...

Ryan atkins has tweeted that foster has signed for the bulls. Posted by michael johnson on the firm at the bulls on facebook.
Ryan atkins has tweeted that foster has signed for the bulls. Posted by michael johnson on the firm at the bulls on facebook. cliftonmike

1:38pm Thu 8 Nov 12

mines a pint says...

THEMANOFSTEEL wrote:
Big day foster to bulls!!!
lets hope not complete liability in defence

take a look at his twitter account says a lot about the bloke

Bit of a N*b Head

Can not see him fitting in with the culture FC is trying to build

+ reputed to be on quite a high wage at Saints

Surprised he has had talks with him TBH
[quote][p][bold]THEMANOFSTEEL[/bold] wrote: Big day foster to bulls!!![/p][/quote]lets hope not complete liability in defence take a look at his twitter account says a lot about the bloke Bit of a N*b Head Can not see him fitting in with the culture FC is trying to build + reputed to be on quite a high wage at Saints Surprised he has had talks with him TBH mines a pint

3:09pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Solomon Grundy says...

Hope Foster story true. We need two more SL experienced props, a deputy half back and more cover across the back line too. At present elbowing Pryce and Ainscough out makes no sense.

This squad is looking desperately threadbare to go into an SL season.
Hope Foster story true. We need two more SL experienced props, a deputy half back and more cover across the back line too. At present elbowing Pryce and Ainscough out makes no sense. This squad is looking desperately threadbare to go into an SL season. Solomon Grundy

4:16pm Thu 8 Nov 12

franklyn says...

S/L doesn't start next week you know.
Through no fault of the present management we are behind on the signing front and thats why FC&co have to look with caution at what is available.
I would welcome foster signing. it gives good cover on the back division and we could do with a 2nd specialist goal kicker. sammut and addy are not reliable enough for S/L. the abillity to kick goals can make so much difference in S/L.
Yes we do need 2 props and at least 1 more half back to get a team to put out in S/L, but where from is anyones guess.
sure FC will do his best to recruit on what money is available. I know its been said that the full salary cap was available, surely thats not been spent on the squad we have at the moment. if so some must be well over payed.
Lets just wait and see what happens.
S/L doesn't start next week you know. Through no fault of the present management we are behind on the signing front and thats why FC&co have to look with caution at what is available. I would welcome foster signing. it gives good cover on the back division and we could do with a 2nd specialist goal kicker. sammut and addy are not reliable enough for S/L. the abillity to kick goals can make so much difference in S/L. Yes we do need 2 props and at least 1 more half back to get a team to put out in S/L, but where from is anyones guess. sure FC will do his best to recruit on what money is available. I know its been said that the full salary cap was available, surely thats not been spent on the squad we have at the moment. if so some must be well over payed. Lets just wait and see what happens. franklyn

4:44pm Thu 8 Nov 12

THEMANOFSTEEL says...

ifallwerelikemumby wrote:
THEMANOFSTEEL wrote:
Big day foster to bulls!!!
And in other news man has landed on the moon.
Just incase i have never made things up unlike others on here
Not a dig at you
just thought it would be nice to share the news on what i saw on his Twitter page
[quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THEMANOFSTEEL[/bold] wrote: Big day foster to bulls!!![/p][/quote]And in other news man has landed on the moon.[/p][/quote]Just incase i have never made things up unlike others on here Not a dig at you just thought it would be nice to share the news on what i saw on his Twitter page THEMANOFSTEEL

5:35pm Thu 8 Nov 12

bfdbornbred says...

Jamie foster ‏@jamiefoster22

Looks like tomorrow will be my last day as a St helens player.....heading over to Yorkshire tomorrow to tie it up 🏈.
Jamie foster ‏@jamiefoster22 Looks like tomorrow will be my last day as a St helens player.....heading over to Yorkshire tomorrow to tie it up 🏈. bfdbornbred

5:35pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

I know what you mean about some on here.
I know what you mean about some on here. ifallwerelikemumby

6:18pm Thu 8 Nov 12

theviking62 says...

Just thought I'd solve your problem re Foster, read this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/rugby-leagu
e/20259700.
Just thought I'd solve your problem re Foster, read this. http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/rugby-leagu e/20259700. theviking62

6:59pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Mumby was the best says...

theviking62 wrote:
Just thought I'd solve your problem re Foster, read this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk

/sport/0/rugby-leagu

e/20259700.
Thanks Viking, good to hear from you again
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Just thought I'd solve your problem re Foster, read this. http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/rugby-leagu e/20259700.[/p][/quote]Thanks Viking, good to hear from you again Mumby was the best

7:15pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Shelfrhino says...

theviking62 wrote:
Just thought I'd solve your problem re Foster, read this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk

/sport/0/rugby-leagu

e/20259700.
Ey up viking, where's thee been.
Any sign of that news you were banging on about, you know, the news that would have all of SL green with envy?

The only thing the dulls players will be sweating over is if the ratman has enough cash to pay their wages every month.

How do mumby,
Are you still acting all hard as nails, or have you not had your Sanatogen yet you boring old ****?
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Just thought I'd solve your problem re Foster, read this. http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/rugby-leagu e/20259700.[/p][/quote]Ey up viking, where's thee been. Any sign of that news you were banging on about, you know, the news that would have all of SL green with envy? The only thing the dulls players will be sweating over is if the ratman has enough cash to pay their wages every month. How do mumby, Are you still acting all hard as nails, or have you not had your Sanatogen yet you boring old ****? Shelfrhino

7:36pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

Good post sir
Good post sir ifallwerelikemumby

7:58pm Thu 8 Nov 12

theviking62 says...

He who laughs last, laughs longest. Still got that spoon ready, you pair of low life's. See rhinos panicking getting an unknown on trial. Anyhow, have to go, can't think of anything else to say. Keep that spoon handy, pies being baked as we speak.
He who laughs last, laughs longest. Still got that spoon ready, you pair of low life's. See rhinos panicking getting an unknown on trial. Anyhow, have to go, can't think of anything else to say. Keep that spoon handy, pies being baked as we speak. theviking62

8:30pm Thu 8 Nov 12

monkey belly says...

as previously posted foster told his ex saints teammates he was signing for the bulls,last monday morning,as viking posted bbc sport rugby league now running story.
as previously posted foster told his ex saints teammates he was signing for the bulls,last monday morning,as viking posted bbc sport rugby league now running story. monkey belly

9:02pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Shelfrhino says...

ifallwerelikemumby wrote:
Good post sir
Glad you liked it :)

The old duffers on here don't like being reminded of their gaffs.

Watch out for the fake mumby poster, he's as hard as nails you know.
[quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: Good post sir[/p][/quote]Glad you liked it :) The old duffers on here don't like being reminded of their gaffs. Watch out for the fake mumby poster, he's as hard as nails you know. Shelfrhino

11:07pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Bullbreath says...

theviking62 wrote:
He who laughs last, laughs longest. Still got that spoon ready, you pair of low life's. See rhinos panicking getting an unknown on trial. Anyhow, have to go, can't think of anything else to say. Keep that spoon handy, pies being baked as we speak.
Duffy's back posting abuse I see!!
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: He who laughs last, laughs longest. Still got that spoon ready, you pair of low life's. See rhinos panicking getting an unknown on trial. Anyhow, have to go, can't think of anything else to say. Keep that spoon handy, pies being baked as we speak.[/p][/quote]Duffy's back posting abuse I see!! Bullbreath

11:12pm Thu 8 Nov 12

moomooland says...

Shelfrhino, you need to stop worrying about the bulls and worry about your team, FAILED to persuade Carmont to come out of retirement, FAILED to sign Moon and FAILED to sign Lulia, to say your the champions, players aren't queuing up to play for you. worrying times at shedingley me thinks :)
Shelfrhino, you need to stop worrying about the bulls and worry about your team, FAILED to persuade Carmont to come out of retirement, FAILED to sign Moon and FAILED to sign Lulia, to say your the champions, players aren't queuing up to play for you. worrying times at shedingley me thinks :) moomooland

11:16pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

Its a much nicer place when viking troll and mumby was best troll not on here, I have to use my RLFANS name on here now.
Its a much nicer place when viking troll and mumby was best troll not on here, I have to use my RLFANS name on here now. ifallwerelikemumby

11:37pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Shelfrhino says...

I might start using my RLFANS name as well.

moomoo,
Nothing to worry about for the world and SL champs, plenty of fans and money, and how you can call HQ when you play at the halal hole. Worrying time times for you lot though, hardly any season tickets sold, desperate measures like comedy nights and re-running old matches to earn a few coppers, pathetic.
Whats up, is the ratman strapped for cash, no wonder eh.
I might start using my RLFANS name as well. moomoo, Nothing to worry about for the world and SL champs, plenty of fans and money, and how you can call HQ when you play at the halal hole. Worrying time times for you lot though, hardly any season tickets sold, desperate measures like comedy nights and re-running old matches to earn a few coppers, pathetic. Whats up, is the ratman strapped for cash, no wonder eh. Shelfrhino

12:04am Fri 9 Nov 12

rogerthat! says...

Bullbreath wrote:
theviking62 wrote:
He who laughs last, laughs longest. Still got that spoon ready, you pair of low life's. See rhinos panicking getting an unknown on trial. Anyhow, have to go, can't think of anything else to say. Keep that spoon handy, pies being baked as we speak.
Duffy's back posting abuse I see!!
The duffer! has been pleading his innocence to ainscoigh about being a keyboard warrior under the name viking62
[quote][p][bold]Bullbreath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: He who laughs last, laughs longest. Still got that spoon ready, you pair of low life's. See rhinos panicking getting an unknown on trial. Anyhow, have to go, can't think of anything else to say. Keep that spoon handy, pies being baked as we speak.[/p][/quote]Duffy's back posting abuse I see!![/p][/quote]The duffer! has been pleading his innocence to ainscoigh about being a keyboard warrior under the name viking62 rogerthat!

11:59am Fri 9 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

I know the viking and nothing to worry about in any department physically or mentally and I feel sorry for him be honest.
I know the viking and nothing to worry about in any department physically or mentally and I feel sorry for him be honest. ifallwerelikemumby

8:56pm Fri 9 Nov 12

alfucham says...

ifallwerelikemumby wrote:
I know the viking and nothing to worry about in any department physically or mentally and I feel sorry for him be honest.
Dont feel sorry for him he abuses everyone as the bigoted big man.

Worked for Education Bradford he claims.

No wonder the City is bottom of the Education league table of GB.

Horrible man.
or mouse
[quote][p][bold]ifallwerelikemumby[/bold] wrote: I know the viking and nothing to worry about in any department physically or mentally and I feel sorry for him be honest.[/p][/quote]Dont feel sorry for him he abuses everyone as the bigoted big man. Worked for Education Bradford he claims. No wonder the City is bottom of the Education league table of GB. Horrible man. or mouse alfucham

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