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#21 Errol Stock

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:22 PM

I think that was more along the lines of the saga of who will own them is over. There's still plenty more to come with the bulls

 

You may well be correct - this posting didn't take long

 

Oh dear

 

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:25 PM

You may well be correct - this posting didn't take long

 

Oh dear

 

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

Same here - forgive me if I'm not exactly hanging out the bunting. John locked the last thread with a comment "the saga is finally over" - I'm sorry, I just don't think it is. Of course the guy has my best wishes - as does anyone wanting to put money into the club or the game. But there is a long way to go before I - or many other fans of the club - are convinced we won't be in the exact same position again soon.

 

My comment was only intended to mean that the saga over who would win control of the club this time around was over.

 

A whole new saga on what happens next may only just be beginning. :fie:


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#24 Amber Avenger

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:57 PM

My comment was only intended to mean that the saga over who would win control of the club this time around was over.

 

A whole new saga on what happens next may only just be beginning. :fie:

 

Fair enough John - I was just being a bit grumpy for the sake of it really!


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#25 John Drake

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:15 PM

Fair enough John - I was just being a bit grumpy for the sake of it really!

 

No worries. It's understandable in the circumstances. ;)


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#26 Chronicler of Chiswick

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:25 PM

There's a nasty rumour going around (started by me, here) that as a cost cutting measure by the new owner the half time entertainment's going to be Mick G singing selections from Gilbert and Sullivan :shout: 



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

There's a nasty rumour going around (started by me, here) that as a cost cutting measure by the new owner the half time entertainment's going to be Mick G singing selections from Gilbert and Sullivan :shout: 

We can't even afford songs by Chas and Dave.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:41 PM

There's a nasty rumour going around (started by me, here) that as a cost cutting measure by the new owner the half time entertainment's going to be Mick G singing selections from Gilbert and Sullivan :shout: 

 

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:22 PM


I get the impression someone isn't too enamoured with the action and demands of the RFL

 

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#30 EastLondonMike

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:45 PM

I mentioned eatlier in this thread that I don't see why the RFL couldn't wait a day or two for proof of funds to be proven. Seems a very odd situation all round.

RFL certainly copping it from all angles at the moment.

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#31 keighley

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:15 AM

I mentioned eatlier in this thread that I don't see why the RFL couldn't wait a day or two for proof of funds to be proven. Seems a very odd situation all round.

RFL certainly copping it from all angles at the moment.


The acquisition by the new owner seems like some kind of insider trading with him having information as a creditor at the same time he was preparing to buy the club. It begs the question was he involved in the unseemly haste for the proof of funds demands in order to get his own bid approved before such proof was offered which might have undercut his bid.

The other bidder from London should be immediately steered towards the Broncos or the Cougars so they can directly compete against the Bulls in their own backyard ( just kidding ).

#32 Johnoco

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:36 AM

The only case of someone putting a company into administration and buying it back I know of, involved the biggest crook going. I aren't saying this is the case here but it doesn't inspire confidence IMO.

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#33 Saintslass

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:22 AM

League Express on Twitter just revealed that one of the parties involved in the Bradford Park Avenue consortium was a Bradford born Texas oil billionaire.


Edited by Saintslass, 27 March 2014 - 09:23 AM.


#34 JohnM

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:41 AM

chip oil or crude oil?  :drag:



#35 Derwent

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

 

League Express on Twitter just revealed that one of the parties involved in the Bradford Park Avenue consortium was a Bradford born Texas oil billionaire.


Hmmmm, and yet he wasn't able to outbid a bloke who runs a local security company......

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#36 Saintslass

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:11 AM

 

Hmmmm, and yet he wasn't able to outbid a bloke who runs a local security company......

Funny, tha'



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

I get the impression someone isn't too enamoured with the action and demands of the RFL

 

http://www.thetelegr...ulls/?ref=var_0
 

 

 

No doubt he will be back when they next go under.

 

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:22 PM

BullBuilder, the Bradford Bulls’ Supporters’ Trust has welcomed news that the club had emerged from administration, having been bought by Marc Green.

BullBuilder chairman Mike Farren said “We sincerely hope that this news brings a long period of uncertainty to a close. As fans we’ve been as frustrated as everyone else by the lack of information about the process and the time it has taken. It’s a relief to see that the ownership of the club is re-solved and we’d like to welcome Marc Green and Steve Ferres to their new roles.

“We welcome Marc’s recognition that supporters, stakeholders and staff should work together to restore former glory and we’re now ready to play our part in achieving that.”

Against a backdrop of uncertainty BullBuilder held its AGM on 12 March and have already appointed a new board. Mike Farren commented:

“We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest from existing and new members in helping BullBuilder help the club. With the cooperation of the new owners we’d welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss ways we can work together.”

“There is a lot of enthusiasm and a real desire to meet the challenge. The club has lots of work to do to restore the club’s fortunes and attempt to retain Super League status but there is a willingness on BullBuilder’s part to help if the new owner is open to working with us.”

BullBuilder will shortly be getting in touch with all existing and lapsed members with more information.

Bulls fans wishing find out more can visit the BullBuilder website at http://www.bullbuilder.co.uk/or write to BullBuilder, Bradford Rugby League Supporters Society Ltd, Suite 2 Buttershaw Works, Buttershaw Lane, Bradford, BD6 2DD. email: info@bullbuilder.co.uk

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#39 zorquif

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 02:46 PM

 

Hmmmm, and yet he wasn't able to outbid a bloke who runs a local security company......

 

 

No - he wasn't WILLING to outbid a bloke who runs a local security company...



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:32 PM

For what it's worth it makes perfect sense to me that the business with the debenture gets to queue jump. What puzzles me is why they'd want to do so. I don't know what sort of creditor they were, but, while in many forms of commerce someone owed money can buy the business they often do so, so they can then on sell it. If they don't intend to do that then haven't they gone from being a trade creditor to someone whose heart and soul (and wallet) is behind the re birth of the Bulls? That seems really odd to me. I guess the true story will come out over time.
I wish the club and the fans well but this looks v dubious to me.




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