LiveFull-time: Widnes Vikings 22 Bradford Bulls 18

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4:38pm

Widnes Vikings 22, Bradford Bulls 18

New owner Marc Green watched the Bulls slip to a close-fought defeat this afternoon in their first match since he assumed ownership of the club.

The Safeguard Security Group Ltd boss bought the Bulls from administrator David Wilson earlier this week and sat in the stands with new managing director Steve Ferres and chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul.

Green saw Francis Cummins’ side fall 16-0 down by the 35th minute after Jack Owens’ early effort was added to by a fine double from Kevin Brown.

But the sinbinning of Widnes centre Chris Dean for a foul on Tom Olbison saw the Vikings reduced to 12 men in the 38th minute and the Bulls immediately took advantage when Liam Sutcliffe crossed the line.

Elliot Kear added a second shortly after the restart and former Bradford winger Patrick Ah Van scored a fourth home try before Brett Kearney’s excellent individual effort set up a grandstand finish.

Victory would have seen Bradford climb off the foot of the table but instead they remain on minus two points, while Widnes claimed their fifth win from six Super League outings.

 

4:35pm

Into the last minute here... Widnes lead 22-18....

4:30pm

Attendance: 5,581... still 22-18 with five minutes remaining...

4:24pm

Gale's conversion has made it 22-18 with 13 minutes remaining...

4:23pm

66 mins... TRY for Brett Kearney who races past a tiring Widnes defence... game on again... 22-16 with kick to come...

4:18pm

62 mins... Addy OFF O'Brien ON...

4:17pm

61 mins... Oliver Roberts on for Manase Manuokafoa.... still 22-12...

4:10pm

55 mins... Walker back on for Mullally...

4:10pm

55 mins... James Donaldson on for Danny Bridge.... now 22-12 after Tickle converted Ah Van's try...

4:06pm

51 mins... TRY for Widnes as Patrick Ah Van finishes in the left corner after a mix-up in the Bulls' ranks...

4:03pm

Gale's superb conversion has made it 16-12.... GAME ON...

4:02pm

47  mins.... TRY for the Bulls as Gale's superb kick is grounded by Elliot Kear in the right corner... now 16-10 with the kick to come...

3:56pm

We are underway in the second half now... can the Bulls make their numerical advantage pay?

3:43pm

Half-time: Widnes 16 Bulls 6 - Bulls still in this despite Widnes' general dominance...

3:40pm

Gale converts to make it 16-6..... game on again...

3:39pm

38 mins... TRY for Bulls as Liam Sutcliffe crosses after Chris Dean is sinbinned for holding down....

3:38pm

Jack Owens, who has had a fine game, almost bursts through for a solo effort but he attempts to offload and the chance is spurned... still 16-0....

3:35pm

34 mins... TRY for Widnes as Kevin Brown does it again, sidestepping past Manuokafoa and Olbison for his second and Widnes' third try...

3:34pm

Widnes are defending very doggedly when the Bulls get into their 20...

3:33pm

For all the Bulls' industrious approach play, they have yet to create a clear opening...

3:32pm

Jon Clarke replaced by Lloyd White and earns warm applause for his 32 minutes on the pitch... still 10-0...

3:29pm

James Donaldson and Adam O’Brien replaced by Manase Manuokafoa and Danny Addy… still 10-0...

3:27pm

Tickle's conversion has made it 10-0....

3:26pm

24 mins... TRY for Widnes as Kevin Brown weaves his way through the Bulls defence all too easily....

3:22pm

22 mins... Danny Bridge replaces Chev Walker... still 4-0...

3:20pm

20 mins... Manase Manuoakfoa replaced by Anthony Mullally...

3:18pm

14 min... TRY for Widnes as Jack Owens goes over from close range after a short pass from Tom Gilmore... Tickle hits the post with the conversion attempt... 4-0 to the hosts...

3:13pm

Still scoreless after a balanced opening....

3:06pm

Pressure comes to nothing after Gale's kick is caught by Patrick Ah Van, setting Widnes on the attack... Bulls hold firm...

3:03pm

04 - First penalty of the game goes to the Bulls after Joseph is penalised for holding down...

3:02pm

Widnes on top in the opening stages....

3:01pm

Phil Joseph making his presence felt already....

2:59pm

New Bulls owner Marc Green has taken his seat in the stands alongside Steve Ferres and Robbie Hunter-Paul... kick-off just moments away...

2:34pm

Widnes line-up:

2 Jack Owens
20 Paddy Flynn
14 Chris Dean
3 Cameron Phelps
5 Patrick Ah Van
6 Kevin Brown
27 Tom Gilmore
25 Alex Gerrard
9 Jon Clarke
23 Phil Joseph
12 Danny Tickle
17 Danny Galea
13 Hep Cahill
 

Interchange:

18 Paul Johnson

15 Lloyd White

34 Rhodri Lloyd

35 Paul Clough
 

2:23pm

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1:56pm

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1:53pm

1:52pm

Adam O'Brien will make his first-ever Super League start after being named as first-choice hooker in the Bulls’ line-up for this afternoon’s trip to Widnes Vikings.

The 20-year-old has previously made 21 appearances as an interchange in the sport’s top flight.

But with skipper Matt Diskin ruled out injured, head coach Francis Cummins’ has provided O’Brien with a chance to impress from the start.

In another first, for 2014 at least, Matty Blythe starts at second-row having made only one appearance thus far in First Utility Super League XIX.

Sam Wood maintains his spot on the wing, with goal-kicking talent Jamie Foster sidelined for the contest.

And, having missed the Bulls’ defeat to Hull Kingston Rovers last time out, Chev Walker returns to the front row.

Manase Manuokafoa, Tom Olbison and James Donaldson make up Bradford’s starting pack, with Liam Sutcliffe again partnering Luke Gale in the halves.

Brett Kearney lines up at full-back, alongside Wood, Elliot Kear, Adam Henry and Adrian Purtell, who complete the backline.

Danny Addy reverts to the interchange bench, where he is joined by fellow forwards Oliver Roberts, Danny Bridge and Anthony Mullally.

STARTING LINE-UP

Brett Kearney

Elliot Kear

Adam Henry

Adrian Purtell

Sam Wood

Liam Sutcliffe

Luke Gale

Manase Manuokafoa

Adam O’Brien

Chev Walker

Tom Olbison

Matty Blythe

James Donaldson

INTERCHANGES

Danny Addy

Anthony Mullally

Danny Bridge

Oliver Roberts

 

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6:13pm Sun 30 Mar 14

oswald777 says...

Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.
Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it. oswald777
  • Score: -20

6:31pm Sun 30 Mar 14

axlef1963 says...

oswald777 wrote:
Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.
YOU are talking utter bollo#ks.That team what played today weren't far off and it was down to the bare bones.The core of he team is there what we havnt got is props and a squad big enough for super league.As for one of he worst Super league teams you really are taking the p#ss..Those lads who played today ran there blood to water and for a moron like you to come out with comments like you do really does P#ss me off.If we continue to play like we did today we will stay as long as we get some reinforcemnts .So unless you have anything constructive to say get st#ffed. COYB BRADFORD TILL I DIE
[quote][p][bold]oswald777[/bold] wrote: Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.[/p][/quote]YOU are talking utter bollo#ks.That team what played today weren't far off and it was down to the bare bones.The core of he team is there what we havnt got is props and a squad big enough for super league.As for one of he worst Super league teams you really are taking the p#ss..Those lads who played today ran there blood to water and for a moron like you to come out with comments like you do really does P#ss me off.If we continue to play like we did today we will stay as long as we get some reinforcemnts .So unless you have anything constructive to say get st#ffed. COYB BRADFORD TILL I DIE axlef1963
  • Score: 18

6:40pm Sun 30 Mar 14

m.r.c says...

oswald777 wrote:
Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.
Utter nonsense, lots of heart and desire today, a bit better ball control and who knows. Lets hope we get a few more bodies in, target the games we need to win and pick the odd bonus win, we will be ok. Don't forget there is a long way to go. coyb
[quote][p][bold]oswald777[/bold] wrote: Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.[/p][/quote]Utter nonsense, lots of heart and desire today, a bit better ball control and who knows. Lets hope we get a few more bodies in, target the games we need to win and pick the odd bonus win, we will be ok. Don't forget there is a long way to go. coyb m.r.c
  • Score: 11

6:58pm Sun 30 Mar 14

northern pig says...

I missed the game today because i was on family duties{Mothering Sunday}I hold my hand up! i thought it would be a damage limitation exercise.How wrong can u be.
I missed the game today because i was on family duties{Mothering Sunday}I hold my hand up! i thought it would be a damage limitation exercise.How wrong can u be. northern pig
  • Score: 7

7:24pm Sun 30 Mar 14

axelf1963 says...

Axle = tool
Axle = tool axelf1963
  • Score: -5

8:16pm Sun 30 Mar 14

BierleyBoy says...

Don't let closeness kid anyone. Widnes were missing two key players in Mellor & Hanbury and were 16-0 up & cruising before being reduced to 12.just before half time. The bulls weren't in the game until then.

There si only the Salford game that is a possible win in the next 6/7 SL games.

Miracles do happen & the Bulls need one to avoid relegation.
Don't let closeness kid anyone. Widnes were missing two key players in Mellor & Hanbury and were 16-0 up & cruising before being reduced to 12.just before half time. The bulls weren't in the game until then. There si only the Salford game that is a possible win in the next 6/7 SL games. Miracles do happen & the Bulls need one to avoid relegation. BierleyBoy
  • Score: -3

9:16pm Sun 30 Mar 14

stayawayfan says...

Pleased to say i am no longer a stay away fan and have nt been since hood and co went. However i fear the worst mainly down to the pr@@ks at rfl waiting so long to announce the decision they had decided weeks ago in terms of ownership. Had this decision been made when it should have and enabled us to make a couple of additions the last two defeats may have been victorys. I also await any feedback as to why mk bid was never given a chance or are those fools at red hall too ashamed to say the thought of a resurgent bulls does not fit in with their plans.
Pleased to say i am no longer a stay away fan and have nt been since hood and co went. However i fear the worst mainly down to the pr@@ks at rfl waiting so long to announce the decision they had decided weeks ago in terms of ownership. Had this decision been made when it should have and enabled us to make a couple of additions the last two defeats may have been victorys. I also await any feedback as to why mk bid was never given a chance or are those fools at red hall too ashamed to say the thought of a resurgent bulls does not fit in with their plans. stayawayfan
  • Score: 1

9:32pm Sun 30 Mar 14

1964gc says...

oswald777 wrote:
Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.
Your clueless
[quote][p][bold]oswald777[/bold] wrote: Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.[/p][/quote]Your clueless 1964gc
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Alhaurinrhino says...

axlef1963 wrote:
oswald777 wrote:
Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.
YOU are talking utter bollo#ks.That team what played today weren't far off and it was down to the bare bones.The core of he team is there what we havnt got is props and a squad big enough for super league.As for one of he worst Super league teams you really are taking the p#ss..Those lads who played today ran there blood to water and for a moron like you to come out with comments like you do really does P#ss me off.If we continue to play like we did today we will stay as long as we get some reinforcemnts .So unless you have anything constructive to say get st#ffed. COYB BRADFORD TILL I DIE
What a deluded, silly little woman you are.
[quote][p][bold]axlef1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oswald777[/bold] wrote: Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.[/p][/quote]YOU are talking utter bollo#ks.That team what played today weren't far off and it was down to the bare bones.The core of he team is there what we havnt got is props and a squad big enough for super league.As for one of he worst Super league teams you really are taking the p#ss..Those lads who played today ran there blood to water and for a moron like you to come out with comments like you do really does P#ss me off.If we continue to play like we did today we will stay as long as we get some reinforcemnts .So unless you have anything constructive to say get st#ffed. COYB BRADFORD TILL I DIE[/p][/quote]What a deluded, silly little woman you are. Alhaurinrhino
  • Score: -4

9:54pm Sun 30 Mar 14

kaye82 says...

Come on u bulls keep up the hard work up we will get get there with that kind of fight
Come on u bulls keep up the hard work up we will get get there with that kind of fight kaye82
  • Score: 2

10:45pm Sun 30 Mar 14

bradfordbronco says...

oswald777 wrote:
Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.
Guess what, it doesn't matter what you think. We've already beaten Wakefield and London so where does that leave them if they been beaten by the worst ever SL team!
This team has gone through more problems than any other SL club ever has. We've lost Scruton, Sammut and Carvell. We've got Sidlow, Diskin, Foster, Gaskell, Ferguson and George all out injured. we've had to throw a team together in a short space of time and we've still competed with with an inform team like Widnes on their artificial pitch. Well done lads today much improved performance. If not for the 6 points deduction we wouldn't even be bottom despite all our problems on and off the field
[quote][p][bold]oswald777[/bold] wrote: Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.[/p][/quote]Guess what, it doesn't matter what you think. We've already beaten Wakefield and London so where does that leave them if they been beaten by the worst ever SL team! This team has gone through more problems than any other SL club ever has. We've lost Scruton, Sammut and Carvell. We've got Sidlow, Diskin, Foster, Gaskell, Ferguson and George all out injured. we've had to throw a team together in a short space of time and we've still competed with with an inform team like Widnes on their artificial pitch. Well done lads today much improved performance. If not for the 6 points deduction we wouldn't even be bottom despite all our problems on and off the field bradfordbronco
  • Score: 4

4:24pm Mon 31 Mar 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

Can't help but think that the guy in the pub the other night that was harping on about the RFL giving the Club to Green being a conspiracy to see us go down rather than letting one of the bidders that had the funds to take the club forward getting it; was not just a drunken fool.

The RFL have had two thorns in their side recently; us and London. London are a shambles especially now that Gus has left and we are rerunning out of players with no new signings on the horizon.

without strengthening the squad I cannot see where the points are going to come from especially with the run that we have coming up.
Can't help but think that the guy in the pub the other night that was harping on about the RFL giving the Club to Green being a conspiracy to see us go down rather than letting one of the bidders that had the funds to take the club forward getting it; was not just a drunken fool. The RFL have had two thorns in their side recently; us and London. London are a shambles especially now that Gus has left and we are rerunning out of players with no new signings on the horizon. without strengthening the squad I cannot see where the points are going to come from especially with the run that we have coming up. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 1

7:30pm Mon 31 Mar 14

axlef1963 says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Axle = tool
Yes keyboard coward I do use tools at work.im guessing thats what you meant lol.On a more adult theme some people really do need to get a life.Like the saying goes theres life in the old dog yet,yesterday showed again what spirit there is in this club both on and off the field.We wil fight to the death and if the worst happens we will be back.So you can carry on with your drivel it wont change anything that really matters in the real world not your dream world.So no matter what WE ARE THE BULLS WE WILL NEVER GIVE IN COYB
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Axle = tool[/p][/quote]Yes keyboard coward I do use tools at work.im guessing thats what you meant lol.On a more adult theme some people really do need to get a life.Like the saying goes theres life in the old dog yet,yesterday showed again what spirit there is in this club both on and off the field.We wil fight to the death and if the worst happens we will be back.So you can carry on with your drivel it wont change anything that really matters in the real world not your dream world.So no matter what WE ARE THE BULLS WE WILL NEVER GIVE IN COYB axlef1963
  • Score: 0

9:00pm Mon 31 Mar 14

bradfordbronco says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
Can't help but think that the guy in the pub the other night that was harping on about the RFL giving the Club to Green being a conspiracy to see us go down rather than letting one of the bidders that had the funds to take the club forward getting it; was not just a drunken fool.

The RFL have had two thorns in their side recently; us and London. London are a shambles especially now that Gus has left and we are rerunning out of players with no new signings on the horizon.

without strengthening the squad I cannot see where the points are going to come from especially with the run that we have coming up.
Ask any London fan and they'll tell you Gus MacKay is the worst Chief Executive they've ever had. Hopefully the owner David Hughes will bring someone in who knows what they're doing as the last 3 years under Gus have been terrible both on and off the field.

Think you are right about the RFL they want the Bulls and London to down which will probably happen. The big question is how will they rebuild for 2015 and beyond. Hopefully the Bulls will have enough support to stay full time so they can compete in the mini league for one of the four SL places that will be available. Might be quite interesting to welcome some new clubs to Odsal. Some of them, (Featherstone, Halifax, Batley) will actually bring more support than some SL clubs do this season. The Bulls will win more game so they might get a bit more support on top of the 5000 loyal supporters who will stick with them.

As for London much will depend on whether the Barnet chairman, Tony Kleanthous, takes control of the club from present owner David Hughes who has told the RFL he intends to walk away from the club at the end of this season. Not sure how the departure of Gus MacKay is relevant to your thinking unless you thought he was the owner
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: Can't help but think that the guy in the pub the other night that was harping on about the RFL giving the Club to Green being a conspiracy to see us go down rather than letting one of the bidders that had the funds to take the club forward getting it; was not just a drunken fool. The RFL have had two thorns in their side recently; us and London. London are a shambles especially now that Gus has left and we are rerunning out of players with no new signings on the horizon. without strengthening the squad I cannot see where the points are going to come from especially with the run that we have coming up.[/p][/quote]Ask any London fan and they'll tell you Gus MacKay is the worst Chief Executive they've ever had. Hopefully the owner David Hughes will bring someone in who knows what they're doing as the last 3 years under Gus have been terrible both on and off the field. Think you are right about the RFL they want the Bulls and London to down which will probably happen. The big question is how will they rebuild for 2015 and beyond. Hopefully the Bulls will have enough support to stay full time so they can compete in the mini league for one of the four SL places that will be available. Might be quite interesting to welcome some new clubs to Odsal. Some of them, (Featherstone, Halifax, Batley) will actually bring more support than some SL clubs do this season. The Bulls will win more game so they might get a bit more support on top of the 5000 loyal supporters who will stick with them. As for London much will depend on whether the Barnet chairman, Tony Kleanthous, takes control of the club from present owner David Hughes who has told the RFL he intends to walk away from the club at the end of this season. Not sure how the departure of Gus MacKay is relevant to your thinking unless you thought he was the owner bradfordbronco
  • Score: 0

12:05am Tue 1 Apr 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
fedupwiththeBS wrote:
Can't help but think that the guy in the pub the other night that was harping on about the RFL giving the Club to Green being a conspiracy to see us go down rather than letting one of the bidders that had the funds to take the club forward getting it; was not just a drunken fool.

The RFL have had two thorns in their side recently; us and London. London are a shambles especially now that Gus has left and we are rerunning out of players with no new signings on the horizon.

without strengthening the squad I cannot see where the points are going to come from especially with the run that we have coming up.
Ask any London fan and they'll tell you Gus MacKay is the worst Chief Executive they've ever had. Hopefully the owner David Hughes will bring someone in who knows what they're doing as the last 3 years under Gus have been terrible both on and off the field.

Think you are right about the RFL they want the Bulls and London to down which will probably happen. The big question is how will they rebuild for 2015 and beyond. Hopefully the Bulls will have enough support to stay full time so they can compete in the mini league for one of the four SL places that will be available. Might be quite interesting to welcome some new clubs to Odsal. Some of them, (Featherstone, Halifax, Batley) will actually bring more support than some SL clubs do this season. The Bulls will win more game so they might get a bit more support on top of the 5000 loyal supporters who will stick with them.

As for London much will depend on whether the Barnet chairman, Tony Kleanthous, takes control of the club from present owner David Hughes who has told the RFL he intends to walk away from the club at the end of this season. Not sure how the departure of Gus MacKay is relevant to your thinking unless you thought he was the owner
As someone that knows Gus quite well and what he has had to go through and fight for to keep London on the pitch over the last two seasons I doubt if anyone else in their Club set up would have or could have been arsed to stick it out as long as he did.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: Can't help but think that the guy in the pub the other night that was harping on about the RFL giving the Club to Green being a conspiracy to see us go down rather than letting one of the bidders that had the funds to take the club forward getting it; was not just a drunken fool. The RFL have had two thorns in their side recently; us and London. London are a shambles especially now that Gus has left and we are rerunning out of players with no new signings on the horizon. without strengthening the squad I cannot see where the points are going to come from especially with the run that we have coming up.[/p][/quote]Ask any London fan and they'll tell you Gus MacKay is the worst Chief Executive they've ever had. Hopefully the owner David Hughes will bring someone in who knows what they're doing as the last 3 years under Gus have been terrible both on and off the field. Think you are right about the RFL they want the Bulls and London to down which will probably happen. The big question is how will they rebuild for 2015 and beyond. Hopefully the Bulls will have enough support to stay full time so they can compete in the mini league for one of the four SL places that will be available. Might be quite interesting to welcome some new clubs to Odsal. Some of them, (Featherstone, Halifax, Batley) will actually bring more support than some SL clubs do this season. The Bulls will win more game so they might get a bit more support on top of the 5000 loyal supporters who will stick with them. As for London much will depend on whether the Barnet chairman, Tony Kleanthous, takes control of the club from present owner David Hughes who has told the RFL he intends to walk away from the club at the end of this season. Not sure how the departure of Gus MacKay is relevant to your thinking unless you thought he was the owner[/p][/quote]As someone that knows Gus quite well and what he has had to go through and fight for to keep London on the pitch over the last two seasons I doubt if anyone else in their Club set up would have or could have been arsed to stick it out as long as he did. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 0

6:23pm Tue 1 Apr 14

oswald777 says...

axlef1963 wrote:
oswald777 wrote:
Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.
YOU are talking utter bollo#ks.That team what played today weren't far off and it was down to the bare bones.The core of he team is there what we havnt got is props and a squad big enough for super league.As for one of he worst Super league teams you really are taking the p#ss..Those lads who played today ran there blood to water and for a moron like you to come out with comments like you do really does P#ss me off.If we continue to play like we did today we will stay as long as we get some reinforcemnts .So unless you have anything constructive to say get st#ffed. COYB BRADFORD TILL I DIE
Ha ha, typical response from a typical pri ck. So if we lose every week but play their hearts out, they'll stay up ?? No, they'll go down and clowns like yourself will still be saying 'greatest team in England'....muppet.
[quote][p][bold]axlef1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oswald777[/bold] wrote: Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.[/p][/quote]YOU are talking utter bollo#ks.That team what played today weren't far off and it was down to the bare bones.The core of he team is there what we havnt got is props and a squad big enough for super league.As for one of he worst Super league teams you really are taking the p#ss..Those lads who played today ran there blood to water and for a moron like you to come out with comments like you do really does P#ss me off.If we continue to play like we did today we will stay as long as we get some reinforcemnts .So unless you have anything constructive to say get st#ffed. COYB BRADFORD TILL I DIE[/p][/quote]Ha ha, typical response from a typical pri ck. So if we lose every week but play their hearts out, they'll stay up ?? No, they'll go down and clowns like yourself will still be saying 'greatest team in England'....muppet. oswald777
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Tue 1 Apr 14

oswald777 says...

1964gc wrote:
oswald777 wrote:
Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.
Your clueless
It's 'you're', not your. They will go down and you know it, it doesn't matter how much you want them to stay up, they are just not up to it, along with the management.
[quote][p][bold]1964gc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oswald777[/bold] wrote: Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.[/p][/quote]Your clueless[/p][/quote]It's 'you're', not your. They will go down and you know it, it doesn't matter how much you want them to stay up, they are just not up to it, along with the management. oswald777
  • Score: 0

6:28pm Tue 1 Apr 14

oswald777 says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
oswald777 wrote:
Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.
Guess what, it doesn't matter what you think. We've already beaten Wakefield and London so where does that leave them if they been beaten by the worst ever SL team!
This team has gone through more problems than any other SL club ever has. We've lost Scruton, Sammut and Carvell. We've got Sidlow, Diskin, Foster, Gaskell, Ferguson and George all out injured. we've had to throw a team together in a short space of time and we've still competed with with an inform team like Widnes on their artificial pitch. Well done lads today much improved performance. If not for the 6 points deduction we wouldn't even be bottom despite all our problems on and off the field
Ha ha ha ha, brilliant.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oswald777[/bold] wrote: Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.[/p][/quote]Guess what, it doesn't matter what you think. We've already beaten Wakefield and London so where does that leave them if they been beaten by the worst ever SL team! This team has gone through more problems than any other SL club ever has. We've lost Scruton, Sammut and Carvell. We've got Sidlow, Diskin, Foster, Gaskell, Ferguson and George all out injured. we've had to throw a team together in a short space of time and we've still competed with with an inform team like Widnes on their artificial pitch. Well done lads today much improved performance. If not for the 6 points deduction we wouldn't even be bottom despite all our problems on and off the field[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha, brilliant. oswald777
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10:34pm Tue 1 Apr 14

bradfordbronco says...

oswald777 wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
oswald777 wrote:
Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.
Guess what, it doesn't matter what you think. We've already beaten Wakefield and London so where does that leave them if they been beaten by the worst ever SL team!
This team has gone through more problems than any other SL club ever has. We've lost Scruton, Sammut and Carvell. We've got Sidlow, Diskin, Foster, Gaskell, Ferguson and George all out injured. we've had to throw a team together in a short space of time and we've still competed with with an inform team like Widnes on their artificial pitch. Well done lads today much improved performance. If not for the 6 points deduction we wouldn't even be bottom despite all our problems on and off the field
Ha ha ha ha, brilliant.
Hi Oswald777. How much did you bet on the Bulls not winning another game and what odds did you get? I know its the second time I've asked you but you didn't answer the last time i asked you. Was I right when I said you were just being stupid?
[quote][p][bold]oswald777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oswald777[/bold] wrote: Easy to say it's the worst Bulls team ever seen but quite possibly one of the worst Superleague teams i've ever seen too, the re-building will have to start from the Championship, no matter much you slate me for saying it.[/p][/quote]Guess what, it doesn't matter what you think. We've already beaten Wakefield and London so where does that leave them if they been beaten by the worst ever SL team! This team has gone through more problems than any other SL club ever has. We've lost Scruton, Sammut and Carvell. We've got Sidlow, Diskin, Foster, Gaskell, Ferguson and George all out injured. we've had to throw a team together in a short space of time and we've still competed with with an inform team like Widnes on their artificial pitch. Well done lads today much improved performance. If not for the 6 points deduction we wouldn't even be bottom despite all our problems on and off the field[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha, brilliant.[/p][/quote]Hi Oswald777. How much did you bet on the Bulls not winning another game and what odds did you get? I know its the second time I've asked you but you didn't answer the last time i asked you. Was I right when I said you were just being stupid? bradfordbronco
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10:40pm Tue 1 Apr 14

bradfordbronco says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
fedupwiththeBS wrote:
Can't help but think that the guy in the pub the other night that was harping on about the RFL giving the Club to Green being a conspiracy to see us go down rather than letting one of the bidders that had the funds to take the club forward getting it; was not just a drunken fool.

The RFL have had two thorns in their side recently; us and London. London are a shambles especially now that Gus has left and we are rerunning out of players with no new signings on the horizon.

without strengthening the squad I cannot see where the points are going to come from especially with the run that we have coming up.
Ask any London fan and they'll tell you Gus MacKay is the worst Chief Executive they've ever had. Hopefully the owner David Hughes will bring someone in who knows what they're doing as the last 3 years under Gus have been terrible both on and off the field.

Think you are right about the RFL they want the Bulls and London to down which will probably happen. The big question is how will they rebuild for 2015 and beyond. Hopefully the Bulls will have enough support to stay full time so they can compete in the mini league for one of the four SL places that will be available. Might be quite interesting to welcome some new clubs to Odsal. Some of them, (Featherstone, Halifax, Batley) will actually bring more support than some SL clubs do this season. The Bulls will win more game so they might get a bit more support on top of the 5000 loyal supporters who will stick with them.

As for London much will depend on whether the Barnet chairman, Tony Kleanthous, takes control of the club from present owner David Hughes who has told the RFL he intends to walk away from the club at the end of this season. Not sure how the departure of Gus MacKay is relevant to your thinking unless you thought he was the owner
As someone that knows Gus quite well and what he has had to go through and fight for to keep London on the pitch over the last two seasons I doubt if anyone else in their Club set up would have or could have been arsed to stick it out as long as he did.
Think I was shocked to hear somebody actually praising Gus. I know he has had a difficult job to do, but he just buried his head in the sand and ignored all communication with the supporters over the winter and then wonders why so much support has been lost to the game just months after a successful and well marketed world cup. An opportunity lost in my opinion especially after the Wembley game against NZ
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: Can't help but think that the guy in the pub the other night that was harping on about the RFL giving the Club to Green being a conspiracy to see us go down rather than letting one of the bidders that had the funds to take the club forward getting it; was not just a drunken fool. The RFL have had two thorns in their side recently; us and London. London are a shambles especially now that Gus has left and we are rerunning out of players with no new signings on the horizon. without strengthening the squad I cannot see where the points are going to come from especially with the run that we have coming up.[/p][/quote]Ask any London fan and they'll tell you Gus MacKay is the worst Chief Executive they've ever had. Hopefully the owner David Hughes will bring someone in who knows what they're doing as the last 3 years under Gus have been terrible both on and off the field. Think you are right about the RFL they want the Bulls and London to down which will probably happen. The big question is how will they rebuild for 2015 and beyond. Hopefully the Bulls will have enough support to stay full time so they can compete in the mini league for one of the four SL places that will be available. Might be quite interesting to welcome some new clubs to Odsal. Some of them, (Featherstone, Halifax, Batley) will actually bring more support than some SL clubs do this season. The Bulls will win more game so they might get a bit more support on top of the 5000 loyal supporters who will stick with them. As for London much will depend on whether the Barnet chairman, Tony Kleanthous, takes control of the club from present owner David Hughes who has told the RFL he intends to walk away from the club at the end of this season. Not sure how the departure of Gus MacKay is relevant to your thinking unless you thought he was the owner[/p][/quote]As someone that knows Gus quite well and what he has had to go through and fight for to keep London on the pitch over the last two seasons I doubt if anyone else in their Club set up would have or could have been arsed to stick it out as long as he did.[/p][/quote]Think I was shocked to hear somebody actually praising Gus. I know he has had a difficult job to do, but he just buried his head in the sand and ignored all communication with the supporters over the winter and then wonders why so much support has been lost to the game just months after a successful and well marketed world cup. An opportunity lost in my opinion especially after the Wembley game against NZ bradfordbronco
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