Brett Kearney and Adrian Purtell missing for Bradford Bulls at Broncos

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Adrian Purtell suffered a recurrence of his hamstring strain against Warrington Adrian Purtell suffered a recurrence of his hamstring strain against Warrington

Bulls duo Brett Kearney and Adrian Purtell will miss Sunday’s trip to struggling London Broncos.

Full back Kearney has failed to recover from an ankle injury which has sidelined him for the past three games and coach Mick Potter has confirmed he will miss out again.

Centre Purtell sustained a hamstring strain against Huddersfield on April 22 but was risked six days later against Warrington in the Challenge Cup.

He played a pivotal role at the Halliwell Jones Stadium last weekend, scoring one try and having another disallowed, but the problem flared up again.

Potter said: “Brett Kearney definitely misses out again this weekend and Adrian has a hamstring injury but I’m hoping he will be out for only a couple of weeks.

“Playing Adrian last week at Warrington was a risk worth taking but he felt a recurrence of the problem.

Playing Adrian last week at Warrington was a risk worth taking but he felt a recurrence of the (hamstring) problem

Mick Potter

“I’m optimistic he could be back for the Salford game on May 18 but we’ll have to wait and see.”

Elliot Kear is moving closer to full fitness after a hand injury but John Bateman begins a three-match ban following his challenge on Brett Hodgson last weekend.

Potter felt the teenager’s punishment was harsh and said: “We’re not a team who are known for bad tackles and all of a sudden we get a grade D.

“It was an isolated incident but it’s frustrating because you can do some other stuff and cause some real damage and you get less.

“We’ve spoken about it as a group and we don’t want to see that sort of thing happen.

“It was just unfortunate that Brett Hodgson got himself in that position before he was tackled by John.”

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7:58am Fri 4 May 12

Tricky Dicky says...

A big loss. I have been particularly impressed by Purtell, he looks the part. Still, cometh the hour cometh the men. We have the fire-power and skill the beat the Broncos but I do hope we play a more expansive game than of late.
A big loss. I have been particularly impressed by Purtell, he looks the part. Still, cometh the hour cometh the men. We have the fire-power and skill the beat the Broncos but I do hope we play a more expansive game than of late. Tricky Dicky
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8:41am Fri 4 May 12

theviking 62 says...

Need to pack in if dont get a win against one of the league strugglers.
Need to pack in if dont get a win against one of the league strugglers. theviking 62
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10:03am Fri 4 May 12

theviking62 says...

Tbc, or whatever you wish to call yourself these days. The above post just proves who is the original. I would never have made a post, with thoughts like that. I'm a true supporter unlike you, as can now be seen by all. Go find another name to use, try, shelf rhino, I'm sure he'd like you to borrow his name.
Tbc, or whatever you wish to call yourself these days. The above post just proves who is the original. I would never have made a post, with thoughts like that. I'm a true supporter unlike you, as can now be seen by all. Go find another name to use, try, shelf rhino, I'm sure he'd like you to borrow his name. theviking62
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11:41am Fri 4 May 12

theviking 62 says...

Imposter alert. Just go back to TBC as you are becoming a pain in the backside.
Imposter alert. Just go back to TBC as you are becoming a pain in the backside. theviking 62
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12:27pm Fri 4 May 12

barbarian mike says...

Hahaha! Too funny!
Anyway, we will miss Bateman, Kearney, and purtell, and make mo mistake, it will be a struggle this weekend! We haven't had a full squad to pick from over the last month and have been down to hate minimum so there are gonna be some very tired players in the squad puttin their bodies on the line again!
Can't fault the effort by these guys given the squad situation at the moment! COYB!
Hahaha! Too funny! Anyway, we will miss Bateman, Kearney, and purtell, and make mo mistake, it will be a struggle this weekend! We haven't had a full squad to pick from over the last month and have been down to hate minimum so there are gonna be some very tired players in the squad puttin their bodies on the line again! Can't fault the effort by these guys given the squad situation at the moment! COYB! barbarian mike
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12:55pm Fri 4 May 12

Wots up says...

barbarian mike wrote:
Hahaha! Too funny!
Anyway, we will miss Bateman, Kearney, and purtell, and make mo mistake, it will be a struggle this weekend! We haven't had a full squad to pick from over the last month and have been down to hate minimum so there are gonna be some very tired players in the squad puttin their bodies on the line again!
Can't fault the effort by these guys given the squad situation at the moment! COYB!
You are right it won't be easy. I don't think we have had a full squad to pick from for several years now. Can't remember last time we had no injuries. Even at beginning of seasons.
[quote][p][bold]barbarian mike[/bold] wrote: Hahaha! Too funny! Anyway, we will miss Bateman, Kearney, and purtell, and make mo mistake, it will be a struggle this weekend! We haven't had a full squad to pick from over the last month and have been down to hate minimum so there are gonna be some very tired players in the squad puttin their bodies on the line again! Can't fault the effort by these guys given the squad situation at the moment! COYB![/p][/quote]You are right it won't be easy. I don't think we have had a full squad to pick from for several years now. Can't remember last time we had no injuries. Even at beginning of seasons. Wots up
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1:32pm Fri 4 May 12

Mumby was the best says...

theviking 62 wrote:
Imposter alert. Just go back to TBC as you are becoming a pain in the backside.
I don`t know what you get out of this game but you are one really sad childish individual. Grow up and comment on your team City and leave the forum to people who want to discuss the Bulls please.
For anybody who does not know theviking62 with no gaps is a real fan , just check previous posts from 5 days or more ago.
[quote][p][bold]theviking 62[/bold] wrote: Imposter alert. Just go back to TBC as you are becoming a pain in the backside.[/p][/quote]I don`t know what you get out of this game but you are one really sad childish individual. Grow up and comment on your team City and leave the forum to people who want to discuss the Bulls please. For anybody who does not know theviking62 with no gaps is a real fan , just check previous posts from 5 days or more ago. Mumby was the best
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1:51pm Fri 4 May 12

theviking62 says...

Caisley, made that statement early on in this affair. Said he didn't want to be chairman and would put a team in place to run the club.
Caisley, made that statement early on in this affair. Said he didn't want to be chairman and would put a team in place to run the club. theviking62
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2:15pm Fri 4 May 12

theviking 62 says...

Ha ha well done terry trying to look like a bulls fan with that last post, get back on city forum.
Ha ha well done terry trying to look like a bulls fan with that last post, get back on city forum. theviking 62
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2:21pm Fri 4 May 12

Norsebull says...

I took mumbys, advice and read all the posts by theviking62. He is quite correct, Viking 62, they bear no resemblance, to any of yours. Why do you persist in this childish pursuit.
I took mumbys, advice and read all the posts by theviking62. He is quite correct, Viking 62, they bear no resemblance, to any of yours. Why do you persist in this childish pursuit. Norsebull
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2:30pm Fri 4 May 12

murphyslaw says...

theviking62 wrote:
Caisley, made that statement early on in this affair. Said he didn't want to be chairman and would put a team in place to run the club.
you need to 'report this post' on the button at the bottom of the post and tell the T&A someone has taken your identity on the site and is using it in an inappropriate way. They will quickly delete and censor the one who is the infiltrator. It's always difficult to police these sites but if anyone reports the wrong doings the T&A will act.
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Caisley, made that statement early on in this affair. Said he didn't want to be chairman and would put a team in place to run the club.[/p][/quote]you need to 'report this post' on the button at the bottom of the post and tell the T&A someone has taken your identity on the site and is using it in an inappropriate way. They will quickly delete and censor the one who is the infiltrator. It's always difficult to police these sites but if anyone reports the wrong doings the T&A will act. murphyslaw
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2:53pm Fri 4 May 12

Norsebull says...

I understand that this has already been, done to the viking 62. But has yet t n a done nothing. You see lots of people on here know who the true viking62 is. And it's not tbc. Plus, Murphys'law if you believe him your dafter than I thought.
I understand that this has already been, done to the viking 62. But has yet t n a done nothing. You see lots of people on here know who the true viking62 is. And it's not tbc. Plus, Murphys'law if you believe him your dafter than I thought. Norsebull
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4:25pm Fri 4 May 12

theviking 62 says...

murphyslaw wrote:
theviking62 wrote: Caisley, made that statement early on in this affair. Said he didn't want to be chairman and would put a team in place to run the club.
you need to 'report this post' on the button at the bottom of the post and tell the T&A someone has taken your identity on the site and is using it in an inappropriate way. They will quickly delete and censor the one who is the infiltrator. It's always difficult to police these sites but if anyone reports the wrong doings the T&A will act.
I have take your advice and reported viking62 thanks for the advice.
[quote][p][bold]murphyslaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Caisley, made that statement early on in this affair. Said he didn't want to be chairman and would put a team in place to run the club.[/p][/quote]you need to 'report this post' on the button at the bottom of the post and tell the T&A someone has taken your identity on the site and is using it in an inappropriate way. They will quickly delete and censor the one who is the infiltrator. It's always difficult to police these sites but if anyone reports the wrong doings the T&A will act.[/p][/quote]I have take your advice and reported viking62 thanks for the advice. theviking 62
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4:29pm Fri 4 May 12

Prycey says...

For goodness sake - just ignore the thick so and so's.
That's all there is to it!
For goodness sake - just ignore the thick so and so's. That's all there is to it! Prycey
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4:46pm Fri 4 May 12

Wots up says...

Prycey wrote:
For goodness sake - just ignore the thick so and so's.
That's all there is to it!
Here Here!!!
[quote][p][bold]Prycey[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake - just ignore the thick so and so's. That's all there is to it![/p][/quote]Here Here!!! Wots up
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4:47pm Fri 4 May 12

theviking 62 says...

I have Prycey just letting him know he has been reported.
I have Prycey just letting him know he has been reported. theviking 62
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5:09pm Fri 4 May 12

theviking62 says...

So "I take your advice" tbc, you reported me well well. It should have been" I took your advice" you brain dead moron. I've lost count of the number of times, that myself and others have reported you both as tbc and the Viking 62. So once again you think your clever. Grow up, go back to city site. Oh I forgot you don't support them either do you. Your just an annoying little tick.
So "I take your advice" tbc, you reported me well well. It should have been" I took your advice" you brain dead moron. I've lost count of the number of times, that myself and others have reported you both as tbc and the Viking 62. So once again you think your clever. Grow up, go back to city site. Oh I forgot you don't support them either do you. Your just an annoying little tick. theviking62
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5:11pm Fri 4 May 12

theviking62 says...

Pricey et al, I agree ignore him, but wait 'till he starts having a go at you. Signed the original Viking62.
Pricey et al, I agree ignore him, but wait 'till he starts having a go at you. Signed the original Viking62. theviking62
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6:25pm Fri 4 May 12

theviking 62 says...

Why would I have a go at prycey ? He has not taken my name for part of his little game. As for the "take" part of my other post it should have read taken and was a genuine typo TBC. Log back in as the chicken for all our sakes.
Why would I have a go at prycey ? He has not taken my name for part of his little game. As for the "take" part of my other post it should have read taken and was a genuine typo TBC. Log back in as the chicken for all our sakes. theviking 62
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