Jump to content


Rugby League World Issue 402

Try our Fantastic 5-Issue Bundle Offer! For just £18, a saving of 10% on the regular cover price, you’ll get:
The Play-offs Issue - pictured (out 12 Sept) – Covering the climax of the Super League & Championship seasons
The Grand Finals Issue (out 17 Oct) – Grand Final excitement from both sides of the world plus Four Nations preview
The Four Nations Issue (out 21 Nov) – Fantastic coverage of the Four Nations tournament down under
The Golden Boot Issue (out 19 Dec) – A look back at the 2014 season plus the big reveal of the winner of the Golden Boot
The 2015 Season Preview Issue (out 23 Jan) – How will your team perform in 2015? We preview every club.


League Express

Podcast

Photo
- - - - -

Bradford Bulls deducted 6 points & purchasers withdraw


  • Please log in to reply
242 replies to this topic

#21 GeordieSaint

GeordieSaint
  • Coach
  • 4,807 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:27 PM

They got 6 point deduction in 2012 for Admin so what did they expect?

 

I think he is a bit more peeved at how the RFL handled the negotiations rather than anything else; it sounds (if his version of events is correct) like Administration could well have been avoided and ultimately the points reduction. It'll be interesting to hear the RFL's version of events.


Edited by GeordieSaint, 25 February 2014 - 04:27 PM.

Kings Lynn Black Knights Rugby League Club - http://www.pitchero....nnblackknights/


#22 dude02

dude02
  • Coach
  • 283 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:29 PM

So, at the end of this season SL is likely to loose one of its biggest clubs and one of the two expansion clubs. That's not good news at all.

#23 sgt pepper

sgt pepper
  • Coach
  • 694 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:29 PM

Bad day for the bulls and for the sport

#24 Just Browny

Just Browny
  • Coach
  • 11,735 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:29 PM

Bleak. But to be honest, maybe the best thing would be for them to go down and start again with a clean slate. Limping on from one season to another (see also London) with a new set of owners each time is helping no-one.


I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#25 Red Devils PAW

Red Devils PAW
  • Players
  • 89 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

That statement is a fairly brutal put down of the RFL...

 

 

  More a complete evisceration.

  If Marwan Koukash can be fined 3k for what he said at The Lowry Theatre that little lot must be worth Rooney's weekly wage.

 

  Can only feel for the players,coaching staff and supporters.


Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it


#26 PREPOSTEROUS

PREPOSTEROUS
  • Coach
  • 667 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

They got 6 point deduction in 2012 for Admin so what did they expect?

Terrible news for the fans and players but the statement about a 6 point deduction making relegation a certainty is laughable.

Indeed, fortunately London and Trinity will see Bradford survive with or without a points deduction. The response from BB2014 Ltd is nothing more than posturing to force the RFL's hand.

#27 hindle xiii

hindle xiii
  • Coach
  • 21,071 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:31 PM

I think I'll change my profile picture now.

 

:(


On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#28 Amber Avenger

Amber Avenger
  • Coach
  • 5,747 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:36 PM

Indeed, fortunately London and Trinity will see Bradford survive with or without a points deduction. The response from BB2014 Ltd is nothing more than posturing to force the RFL's hand.

 

The thing is, he tried the same trick to try and force Omar Khan's hand and look how well that has worked. You can't just quit everytime something goes against you. If this is his only tactic then good riddance.


SQL Honours
Play off mini league winner - 2002. Bronze Medalist - 2003. Big Split Group Winner - 2006. Minor Stupidship - 2005, 2006. Cup Silver Medalist - 2008, 2009
CHAMPION - 2005, 2009, 2010

#29 snoopy

snoopy
  • Coach
  • 65 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:37 PM

If they hadn't beaten Wakey it might have been a problem but now i don't think it matters. They will claw back the 4 pts on Wakey no probs. If they can win at Wakey they surely can win the return at Bradford. As London are waiting for their new signings to come and will be for quite a few weeks still so its very unlikely they can match Bradford this weekend so they will be only 2 pts behind then. If the financial restrictions make them release more of their better players making them weaker than Wakey and London then thats a different ball game. Sad situation for the fans all the same.


Edited by snoopy, 25 February 2014 - 04:38 PM.


#30 Dave T

Dave T
  • Coach
  • 14,797 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:38 PM

I don't think the statement is a great one tbh. They have spat their dummy because they haven't got what they wanted.

 

Talking about professional embarrassment, fans suffering the 6pt penalty, half funding being shared by others, level playing field etc. may be worthy moans, but at this stage that is what they are. It is like when you are putting a complaint in you add everything you can to make it worse, even though some of the things are a little weak.

 

The governance around the meeting seems interesting and would be good to understand more, but it sounds a little like clutching at straws. Would be good to get some good inside journalism on this.



#31 Southstander13

Southstander13
  • Coach
  • 1,271 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

"I believe that we have been forced into making this decision, due to the Rugby Football League's proposed sanction of a six-point deduction, making relegation almost a certainty."

 

The squad they have is still not that bad. They beat London this weekend they will only be 2 points behind London, and potentially Wakefield and Catalans too.



#32 hindle xiii

hindle xiii
  • Coach
  • 21,071 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

I'm sure the players are more interested in where their wage will come from now.


On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#33 terrywebbisgod

terrywebbisgod
  • Coach
  • 8,286 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:41 PM

I'm sure the players are more interested in where their wage will come from now.

Probably from the clubs they will transfer to.


Once you have tasted excellence,you cannot go back to mediocrity.

#34 hindle xiii

hindle xiii
  • Coach
  • 21,071 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:43 PM

Probably from the clubs they will transfer to.

I knew I should've bought my season ticket on credit card.


On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#35 londonrlfan

londonrlfan
  • Coach
  • 842 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:43 PM

Feel fr the fans and the players, although this has just made our game on Sunday even tougher. They'll be looking for a big response to this and the points deduction makes a win even more vital for both teams. 



#36 terrywebbisgod

terrywebbisgod
  • Coach
  • 8,286 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:45 PM

I knew I should've bought my season ticket on credit card.

I'm sure the Bulls will continue,just with a few more fringe players getting more game time.


Once you have tasted excellence,you cannot go back to mediocrity.

#37 ckn

ckn
  • Admin
  • 16,844 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:47 PM

I'd like to hear the RFL's version of that sequence of events that led to administration.  If it's correct then that's really not good and the type of scenarios that result in nasty and expensive law suits.


Arguing with the forum trolls is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how good you are, the bird will **** on the board and strut around like it won anyway


#38 Just Browny

Just Browny
  • Coach
  • 11,735 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:49 PM

I don't think the statement is a great one tbh. They have spat their dummy because they haven't got what they wanted.

 

 

 

Come on Dave - you know very well that throwing a tantrum and taking your ball home is what's known as 'shaking up the RFL'.


I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#39 brooza

brooza
  • Moderator
  • 4,360 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:51 PM

In 2012 they were deducted 6 points and finished 9th, so relegation is hardly a certainty


St Albans Centurions 1st Team Manager. Former Medway Dragons Wheelchair RL player.

Leeds Rhinos, St Albans Centurions y Griffons Madrid fan. Also follow (to a lesser extent) Catalans Dragons, London Broncos, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Jacksonville Axemen, Vrchlabi Mad Squirrels, København Black Swans, Red Star Belgrade and North Hertfordshire Crusaders.

Moderator of the International board

#40 Wolford6

Wolford6
  • Coach
  • 10,078 posts

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:53 PM

In 2012 they were deducted 6 points and finished 9th, so relegation is hardly a certainty

 

 

Too true. We've got a decent squad.


Under Scrutiny by the Right-On Thought Police





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users