In the last licensing round, Bradford were a strong club and got a B licence. This time round, they have failed to reach the play-offs in 2009 and 2010, so they are weaker there. I don't know what their juniors are like (junior development is supposed to be one of the criteria), but their ground is a cause for concern. It is quite conceivable that Bradford will be seen as weaker this time and that will put them under real pressure for the next licensing round. Lobby, I think you are 3 years ahead of your time!
Last time round, Bulls scored 7 out of 10. You needed 5-7 for a B Licence. See below. Might make interesting reading for the pathetic fekkwits who seem to think its all about the newness of and facilities at your ground (clue: its one of TEN criteria)
Capacity of 12,000 YES 1
Premier competition standard ground NO 0
Average crowd of 10,000 YES 1
Operating at 40 per cent full YES 1
Turn over £4million YES 1
Solvent YES 1
Contribution to competition YES 1
Junior development YES 1
No salary cap breaches NO 0
No club within 20 miles NO 0
GRAND TOTAL 7
LICENSING GRADE B
If the same criteria apply this time round, then you would expect worst case 1,0,0,0,1,1,0,1,1,0 = 5 = B Grade still. Even now. It could be better depending on crowds and what years are used, and how "contribution to competition is actually judged i.e anything wider than just finishing in the play-off.
Of course, if the criteria change then so could the gradings. But maybe once and for all Gobshîte will shut up about the ground being the be-all and end all???
Incidentally, for the avoidance of doubt, Bulls junior development is beyond question now and the club is one of the few that is solvent (although I gather they are softening the rules on solvency this time round...)
We'd only have to close the Rooley Avenue terrace and thereby reduce ground capacity to earn another point...