Bradford Bulls given runaround by Rangi Chase

Adam O’Brien and James Donaldson team up to halt Salford opponent Lama Tasi

Adam O’Brien and James Donaldson team up to halt Salford opponent Lama Tasi

First published in Bulls Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford Bulls Reporter

Francis Cummins could not hide his frustration as the Bulls suffered a bitterly disappointing defeat at the hands of Salford last night.

The Red Devils, playing under new coach Iestyn Harris for the first time, scored seven tries to claim a 38-24 success and leave Bradford still on minus two points.

Cummins admitted his men fell short and said: “We are three good plays on and then one off in both attack and defence.

“We are good in spells but we kept coming up with silly errors and bought blatant dummies.

“Salford have some great individuals who are capable of unlocking a defence but we made it too easy for them.”

Rangi Chase stole the show for Salford with an impressive display against a Bulls side bolstered by the return of Matt Diskin, Adam Sidlow and Lee Gaskell.

Cummins said: “We had a few people who haven’t played for a while who maybe took the odd read wrong and I can accept that – but to take those cold dummies is very poor.

“We certainly don’t coach it and we don’t practice it but in games we tend to overwork and help people on the edges and forget about the most important man; the man with the ball.

“I think we had 14 sets in the first half and that’s just not enough. We gave a team like Salford, who have so many attacking threats, too much ball and too much momentum and it takes its toll.”

Cummins used five props and opted not to select the versatile Danny Addy but he took encouragement from the performance of Gaskell.

The Bulls boss said: “Gaskell looked sharp early on and he took the line on.

“We came up with some nice tries – I thought Elliot Kear did well for his.

“We don’t stop working but effort is not the only thing you are measured on. You are measured on tackling and defending.”

On Addy’s omission, Cummins added: “We need to keep people playing and Danny has been very good for us and will continue to be very good for us.

“I had to give Gaskell a chance at six so unfortunately Danny missed out.

“We are going to have to tinker and try and get the best team out for Leeds now.

“We can only look at the next game but if we are going to keep switching off like we are we will be embarrassed by Leeds.

“We’ve got to be better against Leeds and then Wigan and take a few steps forward.”

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8:18am Sat 12 Apr 14

Loadofbull70 says...

Rangi Chase is an aggressive trouble maker who plays to the very edge of the rules. He is just the type of player we need to sign we need some aggression in our squad.
Rangi Chase is an aggressive trouble maker who plays to the very edge of the rules. He is just the type of player we need to sign we need some aggression in our squad. Loadofbull70
  • Score: 2

8:36am Sat 12 Apr 14

bully4us says...

We had the quantity back last night but the quality is just not there. I went with a fair amount of optimism but came away feeling that the trap door is creaking badly for London and us. We desperately need a couple of "top" quality game makers if we are to survive. Two more run-of-the-mill players just won't be enough. We do look like a bottom two team even though every player played his heart out.
We had the quantity back last night but the quality is just not there. I went with a fair amount of optimism but came away feeling that the trap door is creaking badly for London and us. We desperately need a couple of "top" quality game makers if we are to survive. Two more run-of-the-mill players just won't be enough. We do look like a bottom two team even though every player played his heart out. bully4us
  • Score: 6

8:40am Sat 12 Apr 14

Shipley Paul says...

We started with THREE props on the bench and Chev Walker in the front row. Little wonder we get steamrollered and Chase had all that space behind his pack to create havoc. This was a turning point. It's now obvious we are not good enough for Super League. Too many times Kearney picked up Salford last tackle kicks and it was the 3rd tackle before our forwards shambled back into the line, meaning all of those drives were being done by the backs! We were 2nd best in all areas and it's hard now to see another win this season
We started with THREE props on the bench and Chev Walker in the front row. Little wonder we get steamrollered and Chase had all that space behind his pack to create havoc. This was a turning point. It's now obvious we are not good enough for Super League. Too many times Kearney picked up Salford last tackle kicks and it was the 3rd tackle before our forwards shambled back into the line, meaning all of those drives were being done by the backs! We were 2nd best in all areas and it's hard now to see another win this season Shipley Paul
  • Score: 5

9:01am Sat 12 Apr 14

bullsfan since 77 says...

...........“We are going to have to tinker and try and get the best team out for Leeds now.
we wont be seeing, Gale, Walker or Manuokafoa then ?????
...........“We are going to have to tinker and try and get the best team out for Leeds now. we wont be seeing, Gale, Walker or Manuokafoa then ????? bullsfan since 77
  • Score: 1

9:14am Sat 12 Apr 14

handoff says...

Salford looked a lot faster than us for large parts of the game and moved the ball down the line whilst moving forward at pace. I thought we put in the effort but a played dumb at times. Fakir, Gaskell, Gale and Purtel were excellent, unlike the refereeing team. I would not like Chase. He's a nasty little thug and I remember how he broke the jaw of of a Featherstone player the other year. Our player resources are going in the right direction and I hope we can secure another fullback and another forward enforcer with size and good hands, then I think we may just scrape in.

In any event, the muppet format next year will ensure the top eight pull away permanently froth the rest and we will end up with a SUPER League of eight teams rather than my preferred option of ten, and the other sides will feed of the crumbs.

On the bright side, we still have a team to watch .......
Salford looked a lot faster than us for large parts of the game and moved the ball down the line whilst moving forward at pace. I thought we put in the effort but a played dumb at times. Fakir, Gaskell, Gale and Purtel were excellent, unlike the refereeing team. I would not like Chase. He's a nasty little thug and I remember how he broke the jaw of of a Featherstone player the other year. Our player resources are going in the right direction and I hope we can secure another fullback and another forward enforcer with size and good hands, then I think we may just scrape in. In any event, the muppet format next year will ensure the top eight pull away permanently froth the rest and we will end up with a SUPER League of eight teams rather than my preferred option of ten, and the other sides will feed of the crumbs. On the bright side, we still have a team to watch ....... handoff
  • Score: 4

10:05am Sat 12 Apr 14

Bowlingboy says...

Sign players, get a descent coach,
I don't know if Mr Green has the funds to do so?
If not he will be the proud owner of a championship side...
The ref was appauling but you can't blame him for the Bulls not been up to scratch.
Sign players, get a descent coach, I don't know if Mr Green has the funds to do so? If not he will be the proud owner of a championship side... The ref was appauling but you can't blame him for the Bulls not been up to scratch. Bowlingboy
  • Score: 0

11:46am Sat 12 Apr 14

mrrl says...

Its time now for someone to come in like Nobby and give FC a hand. He is not up to the job of head coach but would be a great assistant coach . Bentham last night lived up to the first four letters of his surname. We had a try disallowed for a forward pass dont know where he was looking for two of Salfords tries from similar passes. Pointless going on about relegation and coming back up at first attempt we need to avoid it this season so cash injection is needed we are down to a hard core 6000 who will back this club upto the hilt but we need to see things happening on and off the pitch.
Its time now for someone to come in like Nobby and give FC a hand. He is not up to the job of head coach but would be a great assistant coach . Bentham last night lived up to the first four letters of his surname. We had a try disallowed for a forward pass dont know where he was looking for two of Salfords tries from similar passes. Pointless going on about relegation and coming back up at first attempt we need to avoid it this season so cash injection is needed we are down to a hard core 6000 who will back this club upto the hilt but we need to see things happening on and off the pitch. mrrl
  • Score: 9

11:51am Sat 12 Apr 14

northern pig says...

Salford were too good for us individually,as a collective unit they are still gelling they have spent a lot of money on players and will be in the shake up at the end of the year but will in my opinion fall short at business end of the season if teams like Leeds and Saints stay healthy i can't see them winning owt.We Know we are very ordinary. As it stands we are in a straight fight with Wakefield and London All the other teams are improving week by week.I Feel it will be our six point deduction that takes us down.What is the best solution? Are there players available out there that could save us,There is not a lot of quality players out there at this moment in time that are wiling to take a chance with a team that are staring down the abyss. It may be better to save our resources, remain full time in the championship,rebuild and come straight back up. Your thoughts and comment please, N/P
Salford were too good for us individually,as a collective unit they are still gelling they have spent a lot of money on players and will be in the shake up at the end of the year but will in my opinion fall short at business end of the season if teams like Leeds and Saints stay healthy i can't see them winning owt.We Know we are very ordinary. As it stands we are in a straight fight with Wakefield and London All the other teams are improving week by week.I Feel it will be our six point deduction that takes us down.What is the best solution? Are there players available out there that could save us,There is not a lot of quality players out there at this moment in time that are wiling to take a chance with a team that are staring down the abyss. It may be better to save our resources, remain full time in the championship,rebuild and come straight back up. Your thoughts and comment please, N/P northern pig
  • Score: 4

12:23pm Sat 12 Apr 14

raisemeup says...

northern pig wrote:
Salford were too good for us individually,as a collective unit they are still gelling they have spent a lot of money on players and will be in the shake up at the end of the year but will in my opinion fall short at business end of the season if teams like Leeds and Saints stay healthy i can't see them winning owt.We Know we are very ordinary. As it stands we are in a straight fight with Wakefield and London All the other teams are improving week by week.I Feel it will be our six point deduction that takes us down.What is the best solution? Are there players available out there that could save us,There is not a lot of quality players out there at this moment in time that are wiling to take a chance with a team that are staring down the abyss. It may be better to save our resources, remain full time in the championship,rebuild and come straight back up. Your thoughts and comment please, N/P
Brian has at least proved his credentials in the team he has put together at Salford. Harris has already brought some of his Wigan experience to players who are natural blockers in the attack phase, we used to call it "Shepherding"
or even obstruction. Then of course the forward pass to further confuse the defence, whilst driving in with pacy backs.
As for the Bulls we were well and truly beaten, by the better side!
At 24-28 we stood a chance, and as Salford were visibly tired, we should have capitalised on that, instead we allowed them to score another 10 points with no reply. Also if a number of Players who were making headway, and Adrian Purtell was the best example of that, had have had support we could have won that game by at least 4 points.
Phil Bentham was poor, because of the blatant forward passes if nothing else.

We will not not bounce back if relegated in my opinion?
[quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: Salford were too good for us individually,as a collective unit they are still gelling they have spent a lot of money on players and will be in the shake up at the end of the year but will in my opinion fall short at business end of the season if teams like Leeds and Saints stay healthy i can't see them winning owt.We Know we are very ordinary. As it stands we are in a straight fight with Wakefield and London All the other teams are improving week by week.I Feel it will be our six point deduction that takes us down.What is the best solution? Are there players available out there that could save us,There is not a lot of quality players out there at this moment in time that are wiling to take a chance with a team that are staring down the abyss. It may be better to save our resources, remain full time in the championship,rebuild and come straight back up. Your thoughts and comment please, N/P[/p][/quote]Brian has at least proved his credentials in the team he has put together at Salford. Harris has already brought some of his Wigan experience to players who are natural blockers in the attack phase, we used to call it "Shepherding" or even obstruction. Then of course the forward pass to further confuse the defence, whilst driving in with pacy backs. As for the Bulls we were well and truly beaten, by the better side! At 24-28 we stood a chance, and as Salford were visibly tired, we should have capitalised on that, instead we allowed them to score another 10 points with no reply. Also if a number of Players who were making headway, and Adrian Purtell was the best example of that, had have had support we could have won that game by at least 4 points. Phil Bentham was poor, because of the blatant forward passes if nothing else. We will not not bounce back if relegated in my opinion? raisemeup
  • Score: 0

12:30pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Paul from Idle says...

very poor, need new coach but maybe best waiting till we drop down?
There is no chance of staying up with the squad we have and I cannot see things improving enough to win more than maybe 3 games.
Hull KR are pulling away Catalan will improve so only Wakey and the 6 point deduction means we will not catch them up.
very poor, need new coach but maybe best waiting till we drop down? There is no chance of staying up with the squad we have and I cannot see things improving enough to win more than maybe 3 games. Hull KR are pulling away Catalan will improve so only Wakey and the 6 point deduction means we will not catch them up. Paul from Idle
  • Score: 2

12:35pm Sat 12 Apr 14

BierleyBoy says...

That was a must win game for the Bulls. That in mind, there was a distinct lack of desire in the side.

Players out of position, Olbison and Addy somehow left out, out enthused and some basic errors.

If Cats pick up the 2 points against Widnes this afternoon relegation is looming large. Of the teams above, only Wakefield are likely to struggle to pick up points.

Drastic changes needed if the Bulls are to avoid the bottom two.
That was a must win game for the Bulls. That in mind, there was a distinct lack of desire in the side. Players out of position, Olbison and Addy somehow left out, out enthused and some basic errors. If Cats pick up the 2 points against Widnes this afternoon relegation is looming large. Of the teams above, only Wakefield are likely to struggle to pick up points. Drastic changes needed if the Bulls are to avoid the bottom two. BierleyBoy
  • Score: 1

12:39pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Bowlingboy says...

The only thing with saying we will drop and rebuild and get straight back up.
Is there maybe no coming back up the RFL dont stick to anything and may scratch the new set up to keep Catalan up.
We could be another Halifax relegated and in Limbo forever.
Its best to sort it now!
The only thing with saying we will drop and rebuild and get straight back up. Is there maybe no coming back up the RFL dont stick to anything and may scratch the new set up to keep Catalan up. We could be another Halifax relegated and in Limbo forever. Its best to sort it now! Bowlingboy
  • Score: 3

12:51pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Bulls are down. The run they have to endure in the next month will probably see to that, and with crowds barely breaking 6k there will be little money to bring in new players.
Rugby doesn't start and end with Super League though so after the dreadful few years that have been endured the future beyond should be brighter.
Bulls are down. The run they have to endure in the next month will probably see to that, and with crowds barely breaking 6k there will be little money to bring in new players. Rugby doesn't start and end with Super League though so after the dreadful few years that have been endured the future beyond should be brighter. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 0

12:58pm Sat 12 Apr 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

I said on here weeks ago that FC was unfortunately not up to the task he has now found himself with; he has done the best he can under extreme circumstances but we are now up the creek with no paddles and a very big hole in the bottom of our canoe; it is time to replace him with someone that bring with him the bounce that the team need. Jimmy Lowes would be my choice.
But that all depends on Green putting his hand in his pocket and spending some cash. We need a cash injection to bring in some decent players to get us out of this hole!

We have not seen any investment in the club since he took over, one unfit Catalans reject is not going to do it I am afraid.

The players have given their all this season it is time that the club gave them the help that they need to get through the darkest days in the Clubs recent history
I said on here weeks ago that FC was unfortunately not up to the task he has now found himself with; he has done the best he can under extreme circumstances but we are now up the creek with no paddles and a very big hole in the bottom of our canoe; it is time to replace him with someone that bring with him the bounce that the team need. Jimmy Lowes would be my choice. But that all depends on Green putting his hand in his pocket and spending some cash. We need a cash injection to bring in some decent players to get us out of this hole! We have not seen any investment in the club since he took over, one unfit Catalans reject is not going to do it I am afraid. The players have given their all this season it is time that the club gave them the help that they need to get through the darkest days in the Clubs recent history fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 3

1:15pm Sat 12 Apr 14

solidarity75 says...

We make too many basic errors, particularly in defence. In offence we get too excited and try the impossible pass or knock on. We need to get back to ugly but basic. We certainly need a new defence coach, but that has been said many times. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. No one can fault Francis Cummins for his loyalty, his calmness under pressure, his cheerful demeanour. But we have to ask ourselves, do we have confidence that he can make this team better. I don't think we can. He should be given a generous severance package by Mr. Green and Brian Noble should be appointed in his place. That is, in my humble opinion, the only way we shall stay up.
We make too many basic errors, particularly in defence. In offence we get too excited and try the impossible pass or knock on. We need to get back to ugly but basic. We certainly need a new defence coach, but that has been said many times. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. No one can fault Francis Cummins for his loyalty, his calmness under pressure, his cheerful demeanour. But we have to ask ourselves, do we have confidence that he can make this team better. I don't think we can. He should be given a generous severance package by Mr. Green and Brian Noble should be appointed in his place. That is, in my humble opinion, the only way we shall stay up. solidarity75
  • Score: 2

1:21pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Bring Cordle back......... says...

So what some posters are suggesting is if you bring in a new experienced head coach tomorrow we will beat relegation? FC had a small squad to start with, has lost key players like Sammut, Carvell, Scruton to other teams. He lost other key players to injury like Gaskell, Blythe and Ferguson to injury yet your happy to judge his coaching ability? Salford have spent big and had one of the most experienced coaches setting up there plays and we expect to turn them over as we brought three injured players back to bolster numbers and rest some squad players. I think blaming the coach under the circumstances is a little harsh as he has limited resources no money for a big name assistant coach or game breaking players so let's be realistic!!!! COYB
So what some posters are suggesting is if you bring in a new experienced head coach tomorrow we will beat relegation? FC had a small squad to start with, has lost key players like Sammut, Carvell, Scruton to other teams. He lost other key players to injury like Gaskell, Blythe and Ferguson to injury yet your happy to judge his coaching ability? Salford have spent big and had one of the most experienced coaches setting up there plays and we expect to turn them over as we brought three injured players back to bolster numbers and rest some squad players. I think blaming the coach under the circumstances is a little harsh as he has limited resources no money for a big name assistant coach or game breaking players so let's be realistic!!!! COYB Bring Cordle back.........
  • Score: 10

2:46pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Solomon Grundy says...

We had players coming back from injury last night, but the decision to leave Addy out and start Chev at prop makes no sense. The effort is always there but we need to learn to look after the ball and frankly the basics of defence if we are to pick up any points at all. At least 4 starting choice signings required.
We had players coming back from injury last night, but the decision to leave Addy out and start Chev at prop makes no sense. The effort is always there but we need to learn to look after the ball and frankly the basics of defence if we are to pick up any points at all. At least 4 starting choice signings required. Solomon Grundy
  • Score: 3

3:30pm Sat 12 Apr 14

melon head says...

Don't understand it we finally get four props in the line up and frannie plays a centre /second row at starting prop .no addy who would give Somthing different at least .bench full of props ???? If thats the case should have played bridge he could play second row aswell???
Don't understand it we finally get four props in the line up and frannie plays a centre /second row at starting prop .no addy who would give Somthing different at least .bench full of props ???? If thats the case should have played bridge he could play second row aswell??? melon head
  • Score: 7

3:42pm Sat 12 Apr 14

pjbull says...

Cordle, whilst I appreciate the points regarding the difficulties FC as faced, my point would be that the team, last night, were lacking structure and organisation. (Has Daryl Powell got any better players to work with at Cas?). Yes, we played some dumb rugby and coughed up possession cheaply but the difference in attacking structure between the two teams was enormous. Our attacking line was shallow, disorganised and ponderous. For all the difficulties FC has faced, there is no evidence that he is up to the job. In our position, we desperately need someone who is up to the job - someone who can get the best out of our squad, in the way Daryl Powell s doing at Cas.
Cordle, whilst I appreciate the points regarding the difficulties FC as faced, my point would be that the team, last night, were lacking structure and organisation. (Has Daryl Powell got any better players to work with at Cas?). Yes, we played some dumb rugby and coughed up possession cheaply but the difference in attacking structure between the two teams was enormous. Our attacking line was shallow, disorganised and ponderous. For all the difficulties FC has faced, there is no evidence that he is up to the job. In our position, we desperately need someone who is up to the job - someone who can get the best out of our squad, in the way Daryl Powell s doing at Cas. pjbull
  • Score: 4

9:39pm Sat 12 Apr 14

nosher says...

If Noble was that good, after spending big and not getting the expected results have Salford "moved him upstairs" He has had is day. We are not a retirement home for the successful bulls legends. Time moves on.
If Noble was that good, after spending big and not getting the expected results have Salford "moved him upstairs" He has had is day. We are not a retirement home for the successful bulls legends. Time moves on. nosher
  • Score: 3

10:30pm Sat 12 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Well said Viking
Well said Viking axelf1963
  • Score: 0

5:16am Sun 13 Apr 14

Claytonbull says...

Personally I think we're in real trouble now we ll be lucky to get any points off our next 6 games and it looks like it will be a 3 way shout at the bottom with London and the dragons and there is no way the RFL are guna allow both of them teams to go down. So let's get prepared for championship rugby next year and stop throwing money away for this season .
Personally I think we're in real trouble now we ll be lucky to get any points off our next 6 games and it looks like it will be a 3 way shout at the bottom with London and the dragons and there is no way the RFL are guna allow both of them teams to go down. So let's get prepared for championship rugby next year and stop throwing money away for this season . Claytonbull
  • Score: 4

8:10am Sun 13 Apr 14

Hullbull says...

When your down it is easy to stay down. My worry for this season is will the RFL allow London or catalans to go down. There has always been a conspiricey to keep these to clubs afloat. I think FC needs some help from the likes of Nobby to motivate and make the selections that can make a difference. Remember what he did at wigan a couple of years ago inmoving them in the right direction and laying the platform for what they have now. We do need a wow factor and som aggression in the middle of the park, Remember Jimmy & Graham Bradley. When your in a fight you need a few dogs to do the graft. Sadley this team has not had this since 2006 and you can see the decline over that period. if franny gets some help i can see us beating the drop but only if redhall don't move the goal posts again.
When your down it is easy to stay down. My worry for this season is will the RFL allow London or catalans to go down. There has always been a conspiricey to keep these to clubs afloat. I think FC needs some help from the likes of Nobby to motivate and make the selections that can make a difference. Remember what he did at wigan a couple of years ago inmoving them in the right direction and laying the platform for what they have now. We do need a wow factor and som aggression in the middle of the park, Remember Jimmy & Graham Bradley. When your in a fight you need a few dogs to do the graft. Sadley this team has not had this since 2006 and you can see the decline over that period. if franny gets some help i can see us beating the drop but only if redhall don't move the goal posts again. Hullbull
  • Score: 1

9:21am Sun 13 Apr 14

normybull says...

FC has done a good job under the circumstances but any coach who states he would have played Gale before Sammut (shortly after he left) must be crazy, and then extends his contract! Gale is Championship class at best and thats where we will end up if we dont get any direction in the halve backs. To leave Addy out on Fri and play 5 props was unreal
FC has done a good job under the circumstances but any coach who states he would have played Gale before Sammut (shortly after he left) must be crazy, and then extends his contract! Gale is Championship class at best and thats where we will end up if we dont get any direction in the halve backs. To leave Addy out on Fri and play 5 props was unreal normybull
  • Score: 2

8:06pm Sun 13 Apr 14

oswald777 says...

FC is cluless tactically, would you trust him to bring in any decent players should funds become available ?? And play them in their favoured position ?? No, time to go and time to get rid of the so called 'defensive' coach too !!!
FC is cluless tactically, would you trust him to bring in any decent players should funds become available ?? And play them in their favoured position ?? No, time to go and time to get rid of the so called 'defensive' coach too !!! oswald777
  • Score: 4

11:11pm Sun 13 Apr 14

bradfordbronco says...

Hullbull wrote:
When your down it is easy to stay down. My worry for this season is will the RFL allow London or catalans to go down. There has always been a conspiricey to keep these to clubs afloat. I think FC needs some help from the likes of Nobby to motivate and make the selections that can make a difference. Remember what he did at wigan a couple of years ago inmoving them in the right direction and laying the platform for what they have now. We do need a wow factor and som aggression in the middle of the park, Remember Jimmy & Graham Bradley. When your in a fight you need a few dogs to do the graft. Sadley this team has not had this since 2006 and you can see the decline over that period. if franny gets some help i can see us beating the drop but only if redhall don't move the goal posts again.
There's no conspiracy regarding London. They have never finished bottom of the SL since it began therefore how could they be relegated? They may have a low support base but their junior set up is growing and they are producing many SL players and potential England players that otherwise wouldn't be playing the game. The same cannot be said of teams like Widnes, Featherstone, Leigh or Halifax. Players in their areas would still find a way into SL.

Agree that Farnny does need some extra help and new ideas on the coaching side. Phil Vievers would be a good start as defensive coach.

Can't believe we rested Addy for this" must win" game. he would one of the first names on my starting team
[quote][p][bold]Hullbull[/bold] wrote: When your down it is easy to stay down. My worry for this season is will the RFL allow London or catalans to go down. There has always been a conspiricey to keep these to clubs afloat. I think FC needs some help from the likes of Nobby to motivate and make the selections that can make a difference. Remember what he did at wigan a couple of years ago inmoving them in the right direction and laying the platform for what they have now. We do need a wow factor and som aggression in the middle of the park, Remember Jimmy & Graham Bradley. When your in a fight you need a few dogs to do the graft. Sadley this team has not had this since 2006 and you can see the decline over that period. if franny gets some help i can see us beating the drop but only if redhall don't move the goal posts again.[/p][/quote]There's no conspiracy regarding London. They have never finished bottom of the SL since it began therefore how could they be relegated? They may have a low support base but their junior set up is growing and they are producing many SL players and potential England players that otherwise wouldn't be playing the game. The same cannot be said of teams like Widnes, Featherstone, Leigh or Halifax. Players in their areas would still find a way into SL. Agree that Farnny does need some extra help and new ideas on the coaching side. Phil Vievers would be a good start as defensive coach. Can't believe we rested Addy for this" must win" game. he would one of the first names on my starting team bradfordbronco
  • Score: 0

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