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#1 John Rhino

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

Bit too close for comfort, hope all is well

 

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#2 RSN

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

Great that the club is being transparent though, as long as the board are doing that and trying their best fans can't really ask for more IMO.

Hope they get through it and have better times ahead.

#3 Larry the Leit

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

Tough times, plenty of unsubstantiated rumours about Wakey too.

#4 Northern Sol

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

I like the honesty.



#5 MrPosh

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

I wish they had been honest last week, when they first didn't pay the players. 


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#6 Saintslass

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:28 PM

Given that they are trying to operate on half the central funding of other clubs, is it any wonder that they are struggling?  I have no idea why they have experienced such unique punishment but it should stop so that they have at least an even chance of finding level ground.



#7 Red Willow

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:41 PM

Didn't they get an advance on their sky money at some point?

 

Shame if this is the start of long term funding issues as next year they are on restricted funds as well.



#8 Pottsy

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:50 PM

Nobody should take any pleasure from this. If pro RL isn't viable in Bradford, there aren't that many places where it will work.

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#9 Larry the Leit

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:56 PM

Nobody should take any pleasure from this.


I'm not aware that anybody is.

#10 carlos

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

The punishment of withdrawing the TV money only punishes the game itself as one of the great clubs potentially disappears forever.

#11 archibald

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:03 PM

Given that they are trying to operate on half the central funding of other clubs, is it any wonder that they are struggling?  I have no idea why they have experienced such unique punishment but it should stop so that they have at least an even chance of finding level ground.

Because they thought taxes were for other people. They should have gone.



#12 Dave T

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

There just has to be more to the central funding point than meets the eye. As has been pointed out, half funding for two years would be a fine of around £1.2m which would be unprecedented and a little strange for a club struggling financially.

 

I'm sure the Bradford owners could tell us the reason for this if they wanted to.



#13 LeeF

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

But they knew about the reduced funding at the start of the season so this shouldn't be the reason

#14 Bomballey

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:18 PM

Because they thought taxes were for other people. They should have gone.


Tough one this as the history of Bradford is part of the fabric of our great game. Can't imagine any true RL fan enjoying what's happened them.

BUT - this country has a growing number of people who knowingly break the law and show disregard for whoever it affects. When they get caught and subsequently punished they want "support" to get through it.

If you can't do the time - don't commit the crime....

#15 Saintslass

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:20 PM

Tough one this as the history of Bradford is part of the fabric of our great game. Can't imagine any true RL fan enjoying what's happened them.

BUT - this country has a growing number of people who knowingly break the law and show disregard for whoever it affects. When they get caught and subsequently punished they want "support" to get through it.

If you can't do the time - don't commit the crime....

But if there was anything dodgy re taxes or the lost hundreds of thousands given by the fans, for example, that was the responsibility of the previous regime and not the present one, so why is the present one being punished?



#16 Larry the Leit

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:21 PM

Tough one this as the history of Bradford is part of the fabric of our great game. Can't imagine any true RL fan enjoying what's happened them.


All clubs are part of the history of our game. I fail to see your point.

#17 Bomballey

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:36 PM

All clubs are part of the history of our game. I fail to see your point.


Wish I'd done English at school...

You're correct, all clubs are part if the fabric but some have a bigger standing in the game.

Much as I hate the phrase, they are and have been a very big part of the brand of RL - a club that is known across the globe.

Clubs like Bradford can't do what they did and expect no consequence. They have to set an example.

#18 Bomballey

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:39 PM

But if there was anything dodgy re taxes or the lost hundreds of thousands given by the fans, for example, that was the responsibility of the previous regime and not the present one, so why is the present one being punished?


I don't think you can just wash it away like that.

There has to be accountability regardless of who has their name above the door.

#19 Derwent

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

Given that they are trying to operate on half the central funding of other clubs, is it any wonder that they are struggling? I have no idea why they have experienced such unique punishment but it should stop so that they have at least an even chance of finding level ground.


What rubbish, nobody forced them to accept the terms. It was the price of buying their place in SL. They had a choice - 50% of SL money or 100% of Championship money. They took a chance on the SL income, nobody to blame but themselves.

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#20 The Parksider

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:47 PM

Tough one this as the history of Bradford is part of the fabric of our great game. Can't imagine any true RL fan enjoying what's happened them.
BUT - this country has a growing number of people who knowingly break the law and show disregard for whoever it affects. When they get caught and subsequently punished they want "support" to get through it. If you can't do the time - don't commit the crime....

 

It's not a crime to go into administration and Mr. Khan has taken them out of administration in a gracious fashion, you should keep such accusations off here, and note The Bradford board were nothing to do with any wrongdoing. At a time when Superleague needs every big club firing on all cylinders to slash the funding of the new regime was the game shooting itself in the foot.






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