Bradford Bulls must be quick out of the blocks

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jamie Foster has called on his Bulls team-mates to make amends for their defeat at Hull when they take on Castleford at Odsal on Saturday Jamie Foster has called on his Bulls team-mates to make amends for their defeat at Hull when they take on Castleford at Odsal on Saturday

Jamie Foster has warned the Bulls they can ill afford another slow start as they bid to return to winning ways against Castleford this weekend.

Francis Cummins’ men slumped to their first defeat of the season when losing 28-12 at Hull FC on Sunday.

Hull began with aggression and purpose, leading through a third-minute try from former Bulls winger Jason Crookes which laid the platform for their victory.

Foster has called on the Bulls to make amends in Saturday’s televised home clash as they go in search of a second successive home win.

“Castleford are a tricky team and the last thing we want on Saturday is to come in at half-time and think ‘we’ve not started well’,” he said.

“We need to start games better than we did on Sunday and I think that’s a big thing for us this year.

“We can’t be giving teams 12 points like we did at Hull because you end up chasing the game and that makes you do things you don’t really want to do.

“We slipped up at Hull but it’s only 80 minutes and we can easily turn that around. We’ve trained well this week and we’ll be ready to take on Castleford on Saturday.”

Former St Helens man Foster could line up on the left wing against Ian Millward’s side, with a knee injury sustained at the KC Stadium all but certain to reduce Michael Platt to the sidelines.

Millward’s men defeated defending champions Leeds last weekend and their spirits will be high going into Saturday’s clash.

But Foster is confident the Bulls are ready to recapture their best form after revealing the anguish that had been caused by the Hull defeat.

“We’re not happy with any kind of loss – it’s not that kind of club any more,” said the 22-year-old goal-kicker.

“Things have changed and there were a lot of disappointed people in that dressing room on Sunday.

“It was very quiet at full-time and I’ve not experienced that kind of atmosphere for quite a while.

“You could tell people were disappointed and the senior blokes here – and the younger ones – have set new targets.

“We don’t want to be a mid-table team, we’re hungry for success, and Franny has definitely got us all pulling in the same direction.

“I think it will pay off pretty soon – starting this weekend against Castleford.”

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8:21am Thu 14 Feb 13

oddshapedballs says...

my god no rrollish comments yet. what is going on?!?
my god no rrollish comments yet. what is going on?!? oddshapedballs
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8:57am Thu 14 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Care to rephrase that sunshine ?
Care to rephrase that sunshine ? wembley bound
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9:28am Thu 14 Feb 13

JAtkinson says...

Quick start and dominating the forwards, as per Wakefield match, is key. With loss of Chase, a lot of Cas' emphasis will be on the pack so we need to take control.

Also, can we stop inviting / baiting the moron? He's an idiot, a child, a worthless fool with nothing better to do and no opinion worth typing. We all know this so can we ignore him? Cheers

COYB
Quick start and dominating the forwards, as per Wakefield match, is key. With loss of Chase, a lot of Cas' emphasis will be on the pack so we need to take control. Also, can we stop inviting / baiting the moron? He's an idiot, a child, a worthless fool with nothing better to do and no opinion worth typing. We all know this so can we ignore him? Cheers COYB JAtkinson
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9:28am Thu 14 Feb 13

JAtkinson says...

Quick start and dominating the forwards, as per Wakefield match, is key. With loss of Chase, a lot of Cas' emphasis will be on the pack so we need to take control.

Also, can we stop inviting / baiting the moron? He's an idiot, a child, a worthless fool with nothing better to do and no opinion worth typing. We all know this so can we ignore him? Cheers

COYB
Quick start and dominating the forwards, as per Wakefield match, is key. With loss of Chase, a lot of Cas' emphasis will be on the pack so we need to take control. Also, can we stop inviting / baiting the moron? He's an idiot, a child, a worthless fool with nothing better to do and no opinion worth typing. We all know this so can we ignore him? Cheers COYB JAtkinson
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10:35am Thu 14 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Can you say that 3 times did not quite get it
Can you say that 3 times did not quite get it wembley bound
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11:50am Thu 14 Feb 13

Wobblyhead says...

Why are we disrupting a clearly successful half-back combination just to replace a winger? Why aren't we just slotting in Chev Walker for Platty? Similar style, build, and a bit more aggression in attack!
Why are we disrupting a clearly successful half-back combination just to replace a winger? Why aren't we just slotting in Chev Walker for Platty? Similar style, build, and a bit more aggression in attack! Wobblyhead
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12:02pm Thu 14 Feb 13

fraternise says...

As the saying goes the fat lady hasn't sung yet, but I personally agree with you!

Never try to fix something that aint broke yet.
As the saying goes the fat lady hasn't sung yet, but I personally agree with you! Never try to fix something that aint broke yet. fraternise
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12:10pm Thu 14 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

It was broken at hull. Let the coach do it his way or pass your coaching badges and try yourselves.
It was broken at hull. Let the coach do it his way or pass your coaching badges and try yourselves. wembley bound
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12:25pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Bone_idle18 says...

City city city - been to three games and call myself a fan!

City city city, Bulls are rubbish, they'll come bottom!

City city city - Got my TV ready to watch them at Wembley, I mean I've got my ticket to watch them at Wembley!

City city city!
City city city - been to three games and call myself a fan! City city city, Bulls are rubbish, they'll come bottom! City city city - Got my TV ready to watch them at Wembley, I mean I've got my ticket to watch them at Wembley! City city city! Bone_idle18
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12:30pm Thu 14 Feb 13

fraternise says...

wembley bound wrote:
It was broken at hull. Let the coach do it his way or pass your coaching badges and try yourselves.
Which is basically what was said, and how would you know as a Football type person, anyway????
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: It was broken at hull. Let the coach do it his way or pass your coaching badges and try yourselves.[/p][/quote]Which is basically what was said, and how would you know as a Football type person, anyway???? fraternise
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12:46pm Thu 14 Feb 13

fraternise says...

The total irony of the Castleford game to be shown on Sky, is the fact that our opposition , playing on our ground where we will host the game, (sometimes to the detriment of overall crowd figures, because it's on TV) will not only receive twice the SKY compensation money for the game ie £25k as opposed to our £12.5k. but they will also get a share of the money we are deducted totaling £4.1 k per month or an extra £1250 for the actual game...and of course the same applied to Hull, when the Bulls took the lions share of the inconvenience and extra cost involved.

The feeling I get is here's my A--e, kick it!!!
The total irony of the Castleford game to be shown on Sky, is the fact that our opposition , playing on our ground where we will host the game, (sometimes to the detriment of overall crowd figures, because it's on TV) will not only receive twice the SKY compensation money for the game ie £25k as opposed to our £12.5k. but they will also get a share of the money we are deducted totaling £4.1 k per month or an extra £1250 for the actual game...and of course the same applied to Hull, when the Bulls took the lions share of the inconvenience and extra cost involved. The feeling I get is here's my A--e, kick it!!! fraternise
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4:12pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Wipsi says...

Bye bye
Bye bye Wipsi
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