Adam Sidlow props up Bradford Bulls momentum

Adam Sidlow has benefited from video analysis of his game with Bulls coach Francis Cummins

Adam Sidlow has benefited from video analysis of his game with Bulls coach Francis Cummins

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

Adam Sidlow believes the Bulls’ recent prop crisis has helped him to hit top form as he eyes a third straight win, with St Helens the next target.

The former Salford front-rower has enjoyed outstanding games against Catalan and Warrington as Francis Cummins’ men have dug deep to overcome a desperate shortage of front-rowers.

Sidlow said: “There has been a lack of props and Franny has spoken to me about taking my game up a level and that’s what I’ve tried to do.

“He is doing video review with me and I’m going through different areas of my game where I can improve, so hopefully I’m showing that on the pitch.

“We’ve got some real momentum behind us now. No-one would have given us a chance against Catalan or Warrington, so I don’t see why we can’t knock Saints over.

“They’re not in the best form and have had a couple of players missing, so hopefully we can catch them on a bad day.

“It’s a good test on Sunday but we’ve got Antonio Kaufusi in and we’ve got players coming back too.”

The Bulls should be bolstered this weekend by the return after injury of Manase Manuokafoa and Chev Walker.

But Luke George and James Donaldson could remain sidelined along with Dale Ferguson, who is still battling a persistent back problem.

Brett Kearney will have an operation on a thumb injury today and is expected to be out for between four and six weeks.

Cummins is still hoping to add to his squad before the weekend and said: “We are trying hard but are reliant on agents and other clubs.”

Meanwhile, RFL director of licensing and standards Blake Solly said the Bulls’ appeal against their points penalty would take place as “quickly as possible”.

He added: “Everyone is working as hard as they can to get the appeal heard and concluded.

“It rests on the availability of some very busy people but, rest assured, everyone is working as quickly as they can towards that.”

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11:58am Thu 8 May 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

Surprised that the T&A have not reported on Ryan Whitcut's statement yesterday but then I suppose that would need a bit of investigative journalism to substantiate his claims.
Surprised that the T&A have not reported on Ryan Whitcut's statement yesterday but then I suppose that would need a bit of investigative journalism to substantiate his claims. fedupwiththeBS
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1:34pm Thu 8 May 14

raisemeup says...

We will miss Kearney in our hopeful resurgence, plus Jamil and other impact Players who seem to be on the permanent injury list!

Once again of course the RFL are prevaricating over the hearing reference our appeal for the points that were levied against us.
I wonder if Blake Solly thinks that the supporters of the Bulls care a jot about these so called very busy people who are seemingly the stumbling block to this appeal being heard within this actual season?

It didn't take you and your group of busy people long to give out the punishment did it, and when it came to registering Carvel to Hull, whilst he was still a contracted Bulls player, it took less than a week? Seemingly the RFL can move quickly if it suits them to do so!
We will miss Kearney in our hopeful resurgence, plus Jamil and other impact Players who seem to be on the permanent injury list! Once again of course the RFL are prevaricating over the hearing reference our appeal for the points that were levied against us. I wonder if Blake Solly thinks that the supporters of the Bulls care a jot about these so called very busy people who are seemingly the stumbling block to this appeal being heard within this actual season? It didn't take you and your group of busy people long to give out the punishment did it, and when it came to registering Carvel to Hull, whilst he was still a contracted Bulls player, it took less than a week? Seemingly the RFL can move quickly if it suits them to do so! raisemeup
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1:51pm Thu 8 May 14

1964gc says...

check out twitter
@Rwhitcut


you could nt make it up !!
check out twitter @Rwhitcut you could nt make it up !! 1964gc
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2:24pm Thu 8 May 14

Paul from Idle says...

I suggest the people who are very busy do what we all have to do is to stop late or do it Saturday morning !
I suggest the people who are very busy do what we all have to do is to stop late or do it Saturday morning ! Paul from Idle
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4:08pm Thu 8 May 14

blue marlin says...

fedupwiththeBS wrote:
Surprised that the T&A have not reported on Ryan Whitcut's statement yesterday but then I suppose that would need a bit of investigative journalism to substantiate his claims.
come on then what was the statement and i agree with you regards the T and A
[quote][p][bold]fedupwiththeBS[/bold] wrote: Surprised that the T&A have not reported on Ryan Whitcut's statement yesterday but then I suppose that would need a bit of investigative journalism to substantiate his claims.[/p][/quote]come on then what was the statement and i agree with you regards the T and A blue marlin
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4:26pm Thu 8 May 14

blue marlin says...

1964gc wrote:
check out twitter @Rwhitcut you could nt make it up !!
i am not on twitter but have looked up and read what i think is his statement
and somebody and i have no idea who is telling fibs.
[quote][p][bold]1964gc[/bold] wrote: check out twitter @Rwhitcut you could nt make it up !![/p][/quote]i am not on twitter but have looked up and read what i think is his statement and somebody and i have no idea who is telling fibs. blue marlin
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5:11pm Thu 8 May 14

axelf1963 says...

One Ryan whitcut there's only one Ryan whitcut
One Ryan whitcut there's only one Ryan whitcut axelf1963
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5:39pm Thu 8 May 14

1964gc says...

axelf1963 wrote:
One Ryan whitcut there's only one Ryan whitcut
for once we agree
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: One Ryan whitcut there's only one Ryan whitcut[/p][/quote]for once we agree 1964gc
  • Score: 3

7:38am Fri 9 May 14

bradfordbronco says...

No matter how much Whitcut, Khan, Moore, Calvert,Witt etc argue with each other it seems the one the thing they all agree on is the way the RFL interfered behind the scenes and went back on promises. The truth will come out but anyone who thinks the RFL have no case to answer and behaved properly throughout all the saga must be an idiot
No matter how much Whitcut, Khan, Moore, Calvert,Witt etc argue with each other it seems the one the thing they all agree on is the way the RFL interfered behind the scenes and went back on promises. The truth will come out but anyone who thinks the RFL have no case to answer and behaved properly throughout all the saga must be an idiot bradfordbronco
  • Score: 3

7:45am Fri 9 May 14

rogerthat! says...

bradfordbronco wrote:
No matter how much Whitcut, Khan, Moore, Calvert,Witt etc argue with each other it seems the one the thing they all agree on is the way the RFL interfered behind the scenes and went back on promises. The truth will come out but anyone who thinks the RFL have no case to answer and behaved properly throughout all the saga must be an idiot
Do you work behind the scenes? Remind us all again . Who ran up all the debts? Who was wasting the Sky money and creaming it off? The responsibility for the mess was down to the Clowns running the Club. The Directors. Fact !!!
[quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: No matter how much Whitcut, Khan, Moore, Calvert,Witt etc argue with each other it seems the one the thing they all agree on is the way the RFL interfered behind the scenes and went back on promises. The truth will come out but anyone who thinks the RFL have no case to answer and behaved properly throughout all the saga must be an idiot[/p][/quote]Do you work behind the scenes? Remind us all again . Who ran up all the debts? Who was wasting the Sky money and creaming it off? The responsibility for the mess was down to the Clowns running the Club. The Directors. Fact !!! rogerthat!
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10:01am Fri 9 May 14

beverleyhills cop returns says...

We cant really be surprised the circus that is the rfl are dragging there heels yet again.How many times have we been told in the last two years there will be a decision by the end of next week then told its another week and then its the end of the month.It could be that they want to see how many points we get and then decide what they think the rest of super league would be happy with but that's another theory all together.Back to the real stuff I cant wait for sunday to hopefully seethe bulls continue with there move up the table we really need to get more people up to odsal so come on drag your mates out of the house and up to odsal to cheer the boys on COYB KEEP THE FAITH
We cant really be surprised the circus that is the rfl are dragging there heels yet again.How many times have we been told in the last two years there will be a decision by the end of next week then told its another week and then its the end of the month.It could be that they want to see how many points we get and then decide what they think the rest of super league would be happy with but that's another theory all together.Back to the real stuff I cant wait for sunday to hopefully seethe bulls continue with there move up the table we really need to get more people up to odsal so come on drag your mates out of the house and up to odsal to cheer the boys on COYB KEEP THE FAITH beverleyhills cop returns
  • Score: 2

1:03pm Fri 9 May 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

rogerthat! wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
No matter how much Whitcut, Khan, Moore, Calvert,Witt etc argue with each other it seems the one the thing they all agree on is the way the RFL interfered behind the scenes and went back on promises. The truth will come out but anyone who thinks the RFL have no case to answer and behaved properly throughout all the saga must be an idiot
Do you work behind the scenes? Remind us all again . Who ran up all the debts? Who was wasting the Sky money and creaming it off? The responsibility for the mess was down to the Clowns running the Club. The Directors. Fact !!!
the whole matter is as fishy as Khan's chicken curries.

I think there are a number of questions that need to be answered by the RFL but they never will as they answer to no one.

I am beginning to believe that things were allowed to run unchecked so that they new we would end up in administration again especially if Whitcut's comments about the RFL be aware of the pre pack deal with regards to the debt.

Lets face it they have to protect one of the expansion Clubs and allowing us to go to the wall and then deducting 6 points is one way. It would also account for Mark Moore's statement that he was told that we would not be punished.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthat![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: No matter how much Whitcut, Khan, Moore, Calvert,Witt etc argue with each other it seems the one the thing they all agree on is the way the RFL interfered behind the scenes and went back on promises. The truth will come out but anyone who thinks the RFL have no case to answer and behaved properly throughout all the saga must be an idiot[/p][/quote]Do you work behind the scenes? Remind us all again . Who ran up all the debts? Who was wasting the Sky money and creaming it off? The responsibility for the mess was down to the Clowns running the Club. The Directors. Fact !!![/p][/quote]the whole matter is as fishy as Khan's chicken curries. I think there are a number of questions that need to be answered by the RFL but they never will as they answer to no one. I am beginning to believe that things were allowed to run unchecked so that they new we would end up in administration again especially if Whitcut's comments about the RFL be aware of the pre pack deal with regards to the debt. Lets face it they have to protect one of the expansion Clubs and allowing us to go to the wall and then deducting 6 points is one way. It would also account for Mark Moore's statement that he was told that we would not be punished. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 4

6:37pm Fri 9 May 14

bradfordbronco says...

rogerthat! wrote:
bradfordbronco wrote:
No matter how much Whitcut, Khan, Moore, Calvert,Witt etc argue with each other it seems the one the thing they all agree on is the way the RFL interfered behind the scenes and went back on promises. The truth will come out but anyone who thinks the RFL have no case to answer and behaved properly throughout all the saga must be an idiot
Do you work behind the scenes? Remind us all again . Who ran up all the debts? Who was wasting the Sky money and creaming it off? The responsibility for the mess was down to the Clowns running the Club. The Directors. Fact !!!
Not saying it was all down to the RFL or that the Bulls were't mismanaged. What i am saying is that RFL have made mistakes too and have questions to answer
[quote][p][bold]rogerthat![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradfordbronco[/bold] wrote: No matter how much Whitcut, Khan, Moore, Calvert,Witt etc argue with each other it seems the one the thing they all agree on is the way the RFL interfered behind the scenes and went back on promises. The truth will come out but anyone who thinks the RFL have no case to answer and behaved properly throughout all the saga must be an idiot[/p][/quote]Do you work behind the scenes? Remind us all again . Who ran up all the debts? Who was wasting the Sky money and creaming it off? The responsibility for the mess was down to the Clowns running the Club. The Directors. Fact !!![/p][/quote]Not saying it was all down to the RFL or that the Bulls were't mismanaged. What i am saying is that RFL have made mistakes too and have questions to answer bradfordbronco
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