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Errol Stock

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#3198137 Bulls fan who suffered cardiac arrest during game at Odsal set to thank heroe...

Posted by Errol Stock on 22 September 2015 - 10:40 AM

Bulls fan who suffered cardiac arrest during game v Leigh at Odsal set to thank heroes who saved his life

I was sat just a few rows back in the stand when this happened, so I'm really glad to hear the chap has made a full recovery.


Me too! The speed at which they all worked was amazing.. A real eye opener..


And a great outcome too..

#3153400 Hull FC and Hull KR to merge...

Posted by Errol Stock on 06 July 2015 - 08:18 AM

"It is a case of a decline in the talent pool in Hull with less school kids playing the game. We've not got the number of talented players. The cost of running a Super League team and an academy is high, sponsors are drifting away and we have a decline in talent.


"That decline in talent and the costs basis means this is a logical step and it's one we believe will help both clubs to produce Super League players.


I can understand the reaction within the city to this news. Its worrying. As a neutral I disagree with Pearson's logic completely. His quote above and his solution proves to me he hasn't tried to solve it - more stick plaster on it.


This may sound stupid - but wouldn't it be better for both clubs to combine efforts and funds to grow the sport back into schools and get kids back into playing from age 4/5/6 upwards?


I have always considered Hull to be a hot bed of RL and I was shocked to see Pearson's statement.


Is he right and me wrong?


Or is he wrong and I am right?



#3105472 Help Save York City Knights

Posted by Errol Stock on 13 April 2015 - 10:32 AM

Signed and link sent to three others who will add to it..


What an appalling situation to be in.


Almost happened at my club when we got a very dubious owner in control - fans can do nothing but hope.


Good luck and I wish you all the best for the outcome.


As for the RFL - its a brick wall and how they "deal" with issues is a disgrace.

#3098483 James Green at the RFL disciplinary

Posted by Errol Stock on 01 April 2015 - 03:27 PM

If not, then I would say the RFL disciplinary have some explaining to do.


Herein lays the problem.


They never answer to anyone for any of their failings.


The referee completely failed to do his job at the time the incident took place. Even after it was clearly shown on screen replay - he didnt bother to put it on report.


The subsquent punishment - hardly worth bothering and certainly no deterrent.


So much for protecting players from serious injury.


And of course nobody is going to say anything about that or they get a fine! One way traffic this is.  The RFL efectively run a Gagging Law here.


No matter how absolutely hopeless the RFL is at running various apects of the game - they answer to nobody but themselves.


Not good - not good at all.

#3073699 Keith Mason Update

Posted by Errol Stock on 17 February 2015 - 02:42 PM

Once again the victim comes of worse.


He escaped a jail sentence here down to a load of bull spouted by his expensive solicitor - in the meantime the poor woman remains in pain.


Judge must be soft in the head to fall for that..


"Concussion"  - yeah sure.


Clever move though I must admit - if he had stayed at the scene of his accident and been given the appropriate tests - would all have been different.

#3067289 An Evening with Bradford Bulls - lots of positive news

Posted by Errol Stock on 06 February 2015 - 09:10 AM

Like John (and probably others) - I have been around this club for a very long time..


I cannot remember a single prevous owner/chairman who has worked as hard as Marc Green to build a relationship with the fan base, who treats us as "customers" and who listens to what is said to him.


Add to that, the speed at which he works to put things right and improve the business - simply the best (and smartest) leader we have had (Since Joe Phillips)


He brings a professionalism to the club not seen before, these "Evening with the Bulls" are very well presented, slick, humourous and very enjoyable. The rappor between Marc, Robbie and Jimmy is a joy to see and the fact its on display to the fans is also a new experience.


For the first time since the Steve McNamara era, I am buzzing with enthusiasm for my own team, something which I thought I would never experience again.

#2980974 Holiday help needed - please !

Posted by Errol Stock on 21 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

If you have a car - do not miss a visit to Collioure - no rugby but a stunning place to spend a day. Make sure you are hungry - there are load of fantastic eating places and fresh seafood restaurants..


The link below shows you some pics of our visit - the lowest point was watching the game!! All the pics after the one of Oliver Elima are taken in Collioure.





#2968418 Terry Price

Posted by Errol Stock on 31 July 2014 - 08:31 AM

I saw him play for Bradford Northern through his career there.


Kicked goals from just about anywhere!


I got a job as a paper lad and ended up delivering his Sunday papers every week - I was so excited I used to shake when he took them off me and I couldn't speak :fie:


He lost his life in a tragic and bizarre way - I was very sad when I read the report....


I will try find the progam - thanks for the heads up.

#2962682 First game you attended?

Posted by Errol Stock on 21 July 2014 - 08:13 AM

October 1964 - Bradford Northern V York at Odsal. I can remember some of the players... Johnny Rae, Joe Levula, Brian Lord, Albert Wilkinson, Tommy Smales..


Smell of Wintergreen, orange slices in a bucket at half time for the players, coffee heavily laced with whiskey in the old wooden stand..


Even at my young age I found football a complete bore and still do - I got bitten by Rugby League that day in 1964 and never found the antedote..

#2953467 New contract for Chris Hill at Wire.

Posted by Errol Stock on 02 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

Really pleased for him - he has worked hard, come through the ranks and is an outstanding lad.


Warmed the cockles of my heart to watch him play for England it did.


A view obviously shared at Wire - thats a nice, well deserved deal.

#2948983 James Lowes to be announced as new Bradford Bulls coach....

Posted by Errol Stock on 24 June 2014 - 10:03 AM

1. It's hard, you talk about lack of engagement – and yet Hood and Khan held endless fans forums and a lot of it was bluster, or as we later discovered just outright lies. It was an illusion of engagement.

What do you want him to say that could realistically go in the public domain? People want “the truth” of the situation, I suspect – to mangle a famous quote – we can’t handle the truth, or it would do more harm than good.


2. With a head coach now in place, and 2nd tier RL to be confirmed in the next month or so, I’d be surprised if wheels weren’t in motion soon and announcements came soon after.


3. To be honest this appointment to me smacks of Noble-lite. Not in terms of ability, but I believe had Noble been appointed, it would have been the single person they could have brought to the club that may well have stopped the crowds drifting away in such large numbers, with a stong proven link to the past. Now Nobby either wasn’t interested or we couldn’t afford him – no point pondering which – but the next best option with a strong link to the glory days who is in coaching is Jimmy. The selling point for the club seems to have been “he is passionate and he likes Bradford and used to play for us” presumably as they think this might get people back through the gates, whilst seemingly ignoring the post 2005 portion of his CV.


4. Now don’t get me wrong, now he’s in charge, I’ll support him – as I would any coach who came in – but that doesn’t mean I think he’s been appointed for the right reasons. If he’d never played for the Bulls I don’t think he would be anywhere near this job and that’s what worries me. Think it’s a total knee jerk.


1. You are correct - BUT as you say - these were damaging. That damage needs to be repaired IMO.. The fans are hugely important to the income of the club.


My gut feeling for Marc Green is totally opposite to what my guts told me about the previous set.


I believe we should be given an opportunity at a truly honest open forum (difficult I know) and exchange views via two way communication and not a single one way press channel.


If he comes across as a true and honest man to a group of fans - that's precisely what is needed.


Personally, I have no interest in the murky waters of the past, I don't see any point in even discussing what has happened as we are not going to alter that.


Its more the detailed plan for the future I really want to discuss.


I guess its obvious here I am pinning my hopes on Marc Greens honesty - so if I am wrong, you would be spot on about the validity of a forum.


If I am wrong and a forum is not what is wanted - I still want to see what is meant by Steve Ferres's quote of engaging with fans and getting us on board.


The management board must know that at some point, they are going to ask us to dig into our wallets - and they need to be successful in doing so.



2. Hope you are correct!


Would have preferred more signings for FC to have worked with but that didn't happen, maybe for the reasons you quote.


I would prefer them to drop the points appeal now and channel the money towards building for next season - this one is already over.


3. I am not sure on that one myself.


Never go back I think. Brian was (part of) the glorious years but trying to repeat something second time around is pretty hard.


You may be right about stemming the leak of fans, but we won't know now.


4. On this one - we can only guess how the appointment process went. If only we were a pair of fly's on that office wall eh ;-)


In fact, thinking about it - I don't even know anything about Steve Ferres's CV (how would I!) - so as far as being confident in his ability to run our club - not a clue!


Would be interested to hear from Cas fans about his successes there?


And if Jimmy has managed to repeat whatever it was that turned Daryl Powell into an astute coach - then whoopee and I shut my cakehole :-)

#2945522 Bradford Bulls part company with coaching duo (merged threads)

Posted by Errol Stock on 16 June 2014 - 02:44 PM

Would prefer John Kear on a short term deal..

#2945521 Bradford Bulls part company with coaching duo (merged threads)

Posted by Errol Stock on 16 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

Some of the twitter press (Walker, Irvine, Hannan) think its a bad decision and not well supported by the fans. 


They cannot have attended Wigan, Catalan and Salford away then.. Fingers not on the pulse methinks!

#2940240 And just as Zak was getting his act together

Posted by Errol Stock on 06 June 2014 - 12:54 PM

I said the HR people were idiots, the religious person was acting substantially outside of the norm associated with people of even quite strict Christian faith and very few courts would side with them.  Anyway, I should have stopped this rather than responding to the original comment as it's way off topic.  Please keep on the original subject.


Well I may have put it in a roundabout way - but essentially its on topic - because where we are going with this issue - is a (flexible) list of words which cannot be used.


Over the years - dependant upon who gains what rights, the insult dictionary will shrink. Still think its going to be difficult to manage on a rugby field.


And as the discussion has developed - I suddenly and belatedly wonder why neither of the players were not sent off for abusing the referee (now switched to Michael Monoghan!)


In fact - I may tweet that question to #ask the refs!

#2935533 Photographer

Posted by Errol Stock on 27 May 2014 - 08:31 AM

I thought this thread would have been short and quiet - how wrong could I be!


Here is what happened to me - A simple quest to buy a present;


My sons girlfriend is mad keen on Tom Brisco, so I thought I would buy a high quality image of him, get him to sign it and frame it for a Christmas present.


I already knew about Gary's web site and profession so I contacted him first - just wanted to buy a photo from him - not allowed!!


Looked at Rhinos shop - no good.

Looked on Hull website - no good.


Google images - quite a few and some good - but always traced back to Getty Images - and here you hit the wall.


Getty assume anyone wanting an image is a business, and you cannot buy it - you "rent" it for a daily fortune!!


After a few days searching I stumbled on the Hull Daily Mail website - they sell hi-res pics and at last I found what I wanted - a mere £16 for a corker of a shot.

Getting Tom to sign was the easy bit.


But what a load of pratting around for something so simple - and did he get any royalty from that sale to me?

No idea - and neither did he!


I can see both sides of this, totally understand why the RFL brought rules in - and for Gary not to be able to sell his own images seems wrong to me.


I have equipment capable of producing shots to a professional standard - but the best ones will always be the unobstructed view - as those of Tommy Makinson's tries prove.


I have "got away with" taking my gear into championship clubs and grabbing some shots - but don't do it often. It's not worth the hassle.


What is beyond doubt - the whole issue needs looking at, camera manufacturers are rapidly packing more and more quality into smaller discreet bodies, the rules need to change and enforcement needs to be possible (phones) and consistent...


But I won't be holding my breath!