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#1 MrPosh

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

Sorry Keighley...

Bradford have called a press conference for 2pm today to announce a new sponsor. Not sure who it is, or how much it is for, but there seems to be a palpable sense of excitement.

Seems it is a large organisation and for a substantial amount of money, but we'll have to wait and see.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

Sorry Keighley...

Bradford have called a press conference for 2pm today to announce a new sponsor. Not sure who it is, or how much it is for, but there seems to be a palpable sense of excitement.

Seems it is a large organisation and for a substantial amount of money, but we'll have to wait and see.

It's not Comet is it? :ph34r:

#3 MrPosh

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

It's not Comet is it? :ph34r:


:lol:
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#4 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

Rumoured/heavily linked to be Provident Financial, the loan giant. It was mentioned in today's T&A...

Bradford Bulls’ new owners are expected to unveil the club’s main sponsor for next season later today.
It is believed new owners Omar Khan and honorary chairman Gerry Sutcliffe will announce a big-money deal with money-lending firm Provident Financial Group during a press conference at Odsal Stadium scheduled for 2pm.


Recently expanded; http://www.thetelegr...ancial_expands/

And last month subject to a Panorama programme;
http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-19748048
http://www.bbc.co.uk...n_the_Doorstep/

On Odsal Top baht 'at.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

And last month subject to a Panorama programme;
http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-19748048
http://www.bbc.co.uk...n_the_Doorstep/

Doorstep lender criticised over loans to vulnerable

Britain's biggest doorstep lender has been criticised after a BBC investigation found it had loaned thousands of pounds to a rugby club with a serious fiscal illness.

The club, which has recently been in administration, was given multiple loans.

The Citizens Advice Bureau accused the firm, Provident Financial, of lacking social responsibility.

Provident said in a statement it makes every effort to ensure borrowers are capable of making informed decisions.

During the undercover investigation by the BBC's Panorama programme, an agent acknowledged that the club was "not all there", yet the company had been selling them loans for a number of years.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

:)

Had to be done

Edited by brooza, 09 November 2012 - 11:07 AM.

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#7 keighley

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

Sorry Keighley...

Bradford have called a press conference for 2pm today to announce a new sponsor. Not sure who it is, or how much it is for, but there seems to be a palpable sense of excitement.

Seems it is a large organisation and for a substantial amount of money, but we'll have to wait and see.


No need to apologise to me. I,m glad they got the sponsorship.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

£1.2million, 4 years.

On Odsal Top baht 'at.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

Any irony in a club that went under owing millions announcing loan shark as sponsor? Morally bereft.

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#10 Johnoco

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Any irony in a club that went under owing millions announcing loan shark as sponsor? Morally bereft.


What's your alternative? Refuse but keep morality whiter than white and go bust in a year?

#11 gingerjon

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

Any irony in a club that went under owing millions announcing loan shark as sponsor? Morally bereft.


It's always unpleasant to see sports teams sponsored by these companies.

At least they're not as well known as wonga.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

Super League did the right thing turning down bookies' money.

Bradford should have done the same here.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

Super League did the right thing turning down bookies' money.

Bradford should have done the same here.


Yeah, whatever.

What are they doing? Slave trade? Drugs? Sex trafficking?
You'd almost think so.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

No inference on the Bulls deal. but do you think SL would turn down the bookies again this year after being burned by Stobart?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

No inference on the Bulls deal. but do you think SL would turn down the bookies again this year after being burned by Stobart?


I would hope so.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

Yeah, whatever.

What are they doing? Slave trade? Drugs? Sex trafficking?
You'd almost think so.


Doorstep lenders offering loans with an APR of over 500%.

No, they're lovely people. Knock yourselves out.

Nice shirt. Shame about the leaches on the front of it.
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#17 Amber Avenger

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

I would hope so.


Me too actually, I'm genuinely not sure they would though (although hopefully there will be a few more brands at the table this time around)
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#18 Johnoco

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

Doorstep lenders offering loans with an APR of over 500%.

No, they're lovely people. Knock yourselves out.

Nice shirt. Shame about the leaches on the front of it.


Loans are not as yet compulsory I believe? Any business or person with cash in the bank is helping that bank invest in things far worse than some idiot borrowing money they don't have.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

The game needs all the money it can get. Within reason we can't afford to be sqeamish. For years and years we embraced Tobacco Companies who are actually responsible for killing millions of people so it's not like we have an exactly spotless record.The game has to cut the suit to match the cloth.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

I'm not very comfortable with this as a whole, but no less so that I am with any betting/alcohol etc. sponsorship.

From a club point of view, this is a fantastic deal and should secure the future of the club. I would have rather it was with somebody else, but what are you going to do?
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