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7:01pm

All in all, a bit of a reality check for the Bulls. Not helped by Michael Platt's early loss but plenty of spirit showed in the second half with the two tries.

6:58pm

On the Platt injury, Cummins said: “Platt suffered concussion and it was a bit worrying at the time because he was on the floor in the corner and couldn’t return.

“But we should have been better and I’m not going to use that as an excuse.

“Hull did really well early on and I thought we forced our way back up the field and had a lot of possession.

“To be fair to Hull, they scrambled really well but our decision-making wasn’t great today.”
 

6:56pm

Francis Cummins paid tribute to his side's character but admitted a handful of players were below par...

5:15pm

Post match... Francis Cummins reveals Michael Platt suffered concussion...

4:47pm

Hull FC 28, Bradford 12

Second-half tries from Matty Blythe and Brett Kearney were scant consolation for the Bulls after they were beaten at Hull FC in this afternoon’s rearranged fixture.

Former Bradford winger Jason Crookes plunged over the line in the right corner to open the scoring in the third minute and Michael Platt then succumbed to injury soon after.

Platt picked up a knock as he and Jamie Foster tackled Crookes into touch and it soon got worse for the Bulls as Shannon McDonnell touched down a kick from Crookes in the 24th minute.

That sent the Black and Whites in at the break with a 12-0 advantage which was soon added to early in the second half when England winger Tom Briscoe pounced in the left corner.

Daniel Holdsworth added a fourth try from McDonnell’s pass before Blythe struck in the right corner for the Bulls, leaving the scores at 22-6 after Foster converted.

Yet Hull grabbed their fifth try soon after when Jay Pitts crashed over before Kearney struck late on to give the travelling Bradford fans more reason to cheer.
 

 

4:46pm

FINAL SCORE: Hull FC 28, Bulls 12

4:45pm

78 - Brett Kearney grabs a late consolation for the Bulls... Foster converts to make it 28-12

4:43pm

Keith Lulia sends Elliot Kear clear but a brilliant saving tackle from Briscoe  holds him up...

4:38pm

That leaves the scores at Hull FC 28, Bradford 6... about 14 mins remaining...

4:29pm

64 - Hull FC score again... this time through Jay Pitts.. definitely game over now...

4:28pm

Great conversion from Foster, so it's now Hull FC 22 Bradford 6... too little too late or game on??

4:25pm

Blythe, who had a try disallowed moments earlier after a forward pass, touches down after a fine pass from Elliott Whitehead...

4:24pm

60 - BULLS TRY - Matty Blythe in the right corner!!

4:20pm

4:20pm

Holdsworth looks certain to convert this.... he does. It's now Hull FC 22 Bradford 0...

4:19pm

54 - Fourth Hull try as McDonnell sends Holdsworth over...

4:16pm

Briscoe goes close again for Hull in the left corner... still 16-0...

4:11pm

Holdsworth fails to convert but a 16-0 lead looks insurmountable for Hull now...

4:08pm

45 - Hull FC claim their third try through Tom Briscoe, who touches down in the left corner...

4:07pm

The Bulls asking all the questions early in the second half... still 12-0 to Hull FC...

4:03pm

The second half is underway at the KC Stadium....

3:47pm

40 mins - Tom Briscoe orchestrates a fine counter-attacking move for Hull FC, but Bradford hold firm. The first half ends 12-0....

3:45pm

39 - Sidlow held up just short of Hull FC's line... still 12-0

3:43pm

Three  minutes to half-time... still 12-0... the Bulls have steadied themselves since conceding those two tries but Hull are proving a tough nut to crack...

3:39pm

32 mins - Heath L'Estrange on for Matt Diskin... still 12-0...

3:37pm

32 - Adam Sidlow goes close but knocks on just short of the line... still 12-0.

3:35pm

30 - Great work by Keith Lulia inside the left channel but Hull hold firm and still lead 12-0...

3:30pm

Holdsworth converts to make it 12-0 to Hull FC...

3:29pm

23 - TRY for Hull FC as Jason Crookes' kick is touched down by Shannon McDonnell....

3:27pm

21 - Elliott Whitehead's pass goes awry after he had broken the Hull FC line...

3:26pm

Hull FC forced to drop out... good pressure from the Bulls...

3:23pm

Bulls now have Hull FC pinned back towards their own line.... but can they make it pay?

3:19pm

15 - Sammut grubber kick is too strong and comes to nothing... still 6-0 to Hull FC...

3:16pm

13 - Platt is coming off with a knock, Danny Addy is coming on....

3:16pm

11 - Joe Westerman almost send Jason Crookes over but a combination of Platt and Foster keep him at bay in the right corner... Platt took a knock in the process and now receiving treatment...

3:14pm

10 ...Another Holdsworth grubber which Foster cleared... another goal-line drop-out for Bradford it is then....

3:13pm

Hull FC well on top, Bulls struggling for air right now...

3:12pm

08... Holdsworth kick forces Bulls to drop out...

3:11pm

06 - Jason Crookes has just gone close again after knocking on from Ben Crooks' inside pass...

3:08pm

And Daniel Holdsworth converts to put Hull 6-0 up... bad start for the Bulls...

3:08pm

It had to be Jason Crookes didn't it? The former Bulls man goes over in the right corner... 4-0 kick to come...

3:06pm

We are off as the Bulls fans sing "Where were you on Friday night?"...

3:01pm

Excellent following of Bulls fans as usual... good few hundred behind the posts at one end of the KC Stadium...

2:57pm

 

Kick-off just seconds away now at the KC Stadium...

2:39pm

2:38pm

2:38pm

2:33pm

Pre-match music at the KC Stadium - Hull City or Hull FC - always spot on. Now playing Black and White Town by The Doves. Class tune...

2:33pm

Around 25 minutes to go to kick-off. Stadium sparsely populated thus far. Expect most fans are keeping warm under the stands.

2:31pm

2:27pm

2:25pm

Hull interchange: Heremaia, Pitts, Whiting, Johnson

 

2:24pm

Hull FC: McDonnell, Crookes, Crooks, Yeaman, Briscoe, Holdsworth, Horne, O'Meley, Houghton, Lynch, Galea, Westerman, Green.
 

2:19pm

1:48pm

Bulls team: Foster, Kear, Lulia, Blythe, Platt, Sammut, Kearney, Scruton, Diskin, Manuokafoa, Olbison, Whitehead, Walker

1:37pm

1:33pm

1:31pm

Bulls look certain to be unchanged from last week... just awaiting official confirmation...

1:17pm

1:12pm

Good afternoon from the KC Stadium. Conditions rather blustery and drizzly ahead of today's rearranged match. Stay tuned for team news...

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4:52pm Sun 10 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

I said Hull by 20 so not far off, Easy to predict this egg chasing,
Who will be first to say we would have won friday ?
I said Hull by 20 so not far off, Easy to predict this egg chasing, Who will be first to say we would have won friday ? wembley bound
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4:55pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

After the Bulls became World Champions by beating Wakefield at home last week it seems a more realistic outcome for the season might have to be looked at by some.
After the Bulls became World Champions by beating Wakefield at home last week it seems a more realistic outcome for the season might have to be looked at by some. Thee Voice of Reason
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4:55pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

After the Bulls became World Champions by beating Wakefield at home last week it seems a more realistic outcome for the season might have to be looked at by some.
After the Bulls became World Champions by beating Wakefield at home last week it seems a more realistic outcome for the season might have to be looked at by some. Thee Voice of Reason
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5:06pm Sun 10 Feb 13

nosher says...

Yawn
Yawn nosher
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5:07pm Sun 10 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

I await Viking in one of his guises with an apology.
I await Viking in one of his guises with an apology. wembley bound
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5:42pm Sun 10 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

There he is now under his Nosher guise.
That's the special name Sheff calls him by all accounts.
Wonder why ?
There he is now under his Nosher guise. That's the special name Sheff calls him by all accounts. Wonder why ? wembley bound
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6:03pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Tricky Dicky says...

Always going to be a tough ask and no disgrace in losing to a side that has invested heavily for success. Tries in the corner can be anything so there is no reason to panic. Learn from it and build on it. And reasons to be cheerful - Cas 14 Rhinos 12. It's a long season, keep the faith. And good luck to City against Swansea.
Always going to be a tough ask and no disgrace in losing to a side that has invested heavily for success. Tries in the corner can be anything so there is no reason to panic. Learn from it and build on it. And reasons to be cheerful - Cas 14 Rhinos 12. It's a long season, keep the faith. And good luck to City against Swansea. Tricky Dicky
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6:15pm Sun 10 Feb 13

THEMANOFSTEEL says...

After being thumped 6-70 I'm very happy with thus score line!
After being thumped 6-70 I'm very happy with thus score line! THEMANOFSTEEL
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6:44pm Sun 10 Feb 13

RuggerTyke says...

Reality check.
Reality check. RuggerTyke
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7:30pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Parz says...

2 points dropped out of a potential 54 is no reason to panic though, as I'm sure any Leeds fan will tell you today. From the sound of it the better team won today. Roll on Cas on saturday.
2 points dropped out of a potential 54 is no reason to panic though, as I'm sure any Leeds fan will tell you today. From the sound of it the better team won today. Roll on Cas on saturday. Parz
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8:51pm Sun 10 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

How things change eh ?
You were going to finish top last week
How things change eh ? You were going to finish top last week wembley bound
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9:32pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Wipsi says...

wembley bound wrote:
How things change eh ? You were going to finish top last week
Come on, now,nursery in the morning try and get some sleep,daddy might build you a snowman tomorrow, may as well to you speak to you in the manner you're used to,you can wear your pink bonnet for the walk to nusery if you're a good boy,nite nite ,now, dream welt !
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: How things change eh ? You were going to finish top last week[/p][/quote]Come on, now,nursery in the morning try and get some sleep,daddy might build you a snowman tomorrow, may as well to you speak to you in the manner you're used to,you can wear your pink bonnet for the walk to nusery if you're a good boy,nite nite ,now, dream welt ! Wipsi
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9:41pm Sun 10 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Its amazing just how thick some thugby fans are, What must have passed for education. I bet your parents are proud of you.
Its amazing just how thick some thugby fans are, What must have passed for education. I bet your parents are proud of you. wembley bound
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9:45pm Sun 10 Feb 13

mdn says...

wembley bound wrote:
Its amazing just how thick some thugby fans are, What must have passed for education. I bet your parents are proud of you.
A Troll is a person who visits websites to attack other posters. S/he has no position, not political,
not social; in short s/he has no ‘point’.
It is attack for attack sake.
In early days Trolls were often pre-pubescent high school boys. Powerless, cowards, the Internet
became their psychodrama where they could act out.
Those who moderated message boards would ban them, delete their posts, and so their victory
was fleeting.
Where the school boy may mature into a responsible individual, the adult Troll has deep seated
psychological problems.
The adult who feels powerless grasps the opportunity to use the anonymity of the Internet to
create an all powerful avatar who can attack others with impunity.
With very low self images, Trolls experience that rush of control when they, who are afraid to tell
their neighbour to turn down his radio, can spew invective with impunity.

Trolls post insulting comments hoping another poster will respond. When there is a response this
provides reinforcement of their behaviour.
As passive-aggressive mentalities who can not express hostility in direct ways, the Internet
allows them the perfect venue to vent.
As they desire attention they will join sites, for example, Triond, where instead of posting
submissions, they lurk in the unmoderated forum feeding their pathetic egos with each
response they receive.
No matter what the response, it is a response. One can be more insulting, threaten
ing, it doesn’t
matter. The response, any response is what their pathology requires.
As Trolls are cowards, they run in packs. It is rare to see a single troll. They take strength from
each other. They delude themselves into believing they are in the majority and their views are
shared by ’everyone’.
Where average people may be proud of an achievement, trolls exalt over their ‘kills’; that is
persons they have ‘run off’ the forum, or message boards they have caused to close.
When users cease to post, that is Stop Feeding the Trolls, the forum becomes moribund. Trolls
have nothing to say. Once there is no one to attack they may begin flaming each other, then
cease to log on to the site.
Trolling is the sad attempt at self validation, just as taking drugs, trolling demands more and
more to feed the addiction that props up low self-esteem.
‘De-individualisat

ion’ is a term social psychologists use to explain the reduction in the sense of
one’s own identity. In on-line communication the Troll is distant from the victim and prone to
aggressive behaviour.
Behind the nickname used by the Troll is a pathetic individual who feels helpless. Having to bottle
hostility due to physical/intellectua

l/ emotional weakness. They can not distinguish between positive attention, praise, approval, affection and negative attention, criticism, hatred, disapproval
.
All Attention = Good.
There is some amount of sadism in the psyche of Trolls and that hint of Asperger’s syndrome,
where they can not feel remorse for their actions.
Experienced moderators recognise that no matter how one humiliates a Troll s/he can never believe
s/he ‘lost’. The viable method is to ’suck up’ to the Trolls, gain their trust, at such time they become
quite easy to smack down.
Egg-bound if you have managed to read this far down,and i doubt you have been able to,this is you and your mates/alter-egos to a tee try get some help.
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: Its amazing just how thick some thugby fans are, What must have passed for education. I bet your parents are proud of you.[/p][/quote]A Troll is a person who visits websites to attack other posters. S/he has no position, not political, not social; in short s/he has no ‘point’. It is attack for attack sake. In early days Trolls were often pre-pubescent high school boys. Powerless, cowards, the Internet became their psychodrama where they could act out. Those who moderated message boards would ban them, delete their posts, and so their victory was fleeting. Where the school boy may mature into a responsible individual, the adult Troll has deep seated psychological problems. The adult who feels powerless grasps the opportunity to use the anonymity of the Internet to create an all powerful avatar who can attack others with impunity. With very low self images, Trolls experience that rush of control when they, who are afraid to tell their neighbour to turn down his radio, can spew invective with impunity. Trolls post insulting comments hoping another poster will respond. When there is a response this provides reinforcement of their behaviour. As passive-aggressive mentalities who can not express hostility in direct ways, the Internet allows them the perfect venue to vent. As they desire attention they will join sites, for example, Triond, where instead of posting submissions, they lurk in the unmoderated forum feeding their pathetic egos with each response they receive. No matter what the response, it is a response. One can be more insulting, threaten ing, it doesn’t matter. The response, any response is what their pathology requires. As Trolls are cowards, they run in packs. It is rare to see a single troll. They take strength from each other. They delude themselves into believing they are in the majority and their views are shared by ’everyone’. Where average people may be proud of an achievement, trolls exalt over their ‘kills’; that is persons they have ‘run off’ the forum, or message boards they have caused to close. When users cease to post, that is Stop Feeding the Trolls, the forum becomes moribund. Trolls have nothing to say. Once there is no one to attack they may begin flaming each other, then cease to log on to the site. Trolling is the sad attempt at self validation, just as taking drugs, trolling demands more and more to feed the addiction that props up low self-esteem. ‘De-individualisat ion’ is a term social psychologists use to explain the reduction in the sense of one’s own identity. In on-line communication the Troll is distant from the victim and prone to aggressive behaviour. Behind the nickname used by the Troll is a pathetic individual who feels helpless. Having to bottle hostility due to physical/intellectua l/ emotional weakness. They can not distinguish between positive attention, praise, approval, affection and negative attention, criticism, hatred, disapproval . All Attention = Good. There is some amount of sadism in the psyche of Trolls and that hint of Asperger’s syndrome, where they can not feel remorse for their actions. Experienced moderators recognise that no matter how one humiliates a Troll s/he can never believe s/he ‘lost’. The viable method is to ’suck up’ to the Trolls, gain their trust, at such time they become quite easy to smack down. Egg-bound if you have managed to read this far down,and i doubt you have been able to,this is you and your mates/alter-egos to a tee try get some help. mdn
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9:48pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Wipsi says...

Bet yours were proud of you when they ran away that night they left you on the steps of the RSPCA.
Bet yours were proud of you when they ran away that night they left you on the steps of the RSPCA. Wipsi
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11:15pm Sun 10 Feb 13

bully4us says...

For goodness sake idot don’t talk about parents being proud of their offspring when you come on here and show yourself up every day. I bet you daren’t tell anyone you do this as they would laugh at you and call you a right weirdo. Be careful what you say to others with your reputation!
For goodness sake idot don’t talk about parents being proud of their offspring when you come on here and show yourself up every day. I bet you daren’t tell anyone you do this as they would laugh at you and call you a right weirdo. Be careful what you say to others with your reputation! bully4us
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11:27pm Sun 10 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

So I am an idot ?
Now I am bright but will have to look that one up.
So I am an idot ? Now I am bright but will have to look that one up. wembley bound
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12:11am Mon 11 Feb 13

fraternise says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
After the Bulls became World Champions by beating Wakefield at home last week it seems a more realistic outcome for the season might have to be looked at by some.
Who let the dogs out????
Probably nothing else to write about?

But let's wish them all the very best for the Final! (Bradford City that is, not the soothsayers who have this uncanny knack of predicting things (in their own mind anyway)
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: After the Bulls became World Champions by beating Wakefield at home last week it seems a more realistic outcome for the season might have to be looked at by some.[/p][/quote]Who let the dogs out???? Probably nothing else to write about? But let's wish them all the very best for the Final! (Bradford City that is, not the soothsayers who have this uncanny knack of predicting things (in their own mind anyway) fraternise
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10:38am Mon 11 Feb 13

Bone_idle18 says...

How did city do at the weekend? Are they still in a play off position?

Maybe you should worry about your own sport and not waste time criticising a team who are in the early stages of a new era!

By the way, so as not to drop to soccer fan(?) level, I'm really hoping city win and Wembley and turn season around and get into play-offs. Like most normal people, I'm happy for any Bradford club to succeed.
How did city do at the weekend? Are they still in a play off position? Maybe you should worry about your own sport and not waste time criticising a team who are in the early stages of a new era! By the way, so as not to drop to soccer fan(?) level, I'm really hoping city win and Wembley and turn season around and get into play-offs. Like most normal people, I'm happy for any Bradford club to succeed. Bone_idle18
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11:21am Mon 11 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Get off our bandwagon pal .
Wembley wembley we're the famous Bradford city and we're off to wembley.
Get off our bandwagon pal . Wembley wembley we're the famous Bradford city and we're off to wembley. wembley bound
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12:26pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Bone_idle18 says...

wembley bound wrote:
Get off our bandwagon pal .
Wembley wembley we're the famous Bradford city and we're off to wembley.
Get off our sports comments pal!
BTW, was the cup run your first taste of watching Bradford City, has you dad been taking you to your first games, I think you're a bit young myself, but hey, you're not my kid.
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: Get off our bandwagon pal . Wembley wembley we're the famous Bradford city and we're off to wembley.[/p][/quote]Get off our sports comments pal! BTW, was the cup run your first taste of watching Bradford City, has you dad been taking you to your first games, I think you're a bit young myself, but hey, you're not my kid. Bone_idle18
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4:02pm Mon 11 Feb 13

spanglishbull.uk says...

Dumbo Wembley,
City 2-1,Hull by 20,
Wrong on both counts eh.
Dumbo Wembley, City 2-1,Hull by 20, Wrong on both counts eh. spanglishbull.uk
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