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matt newsholme

Member Since 26 Nov 2007
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In Topic: Koukash: Bulls would still be in Super League if my wife owned them

Today, 06:31 PM

At the end of the day, the administrator sold to the highest bidder, and it wasn't Mrs Koukash. Who knows what may have been, but as pointed out above, we'll never know.

Exactly. If he'd been serious instead of just after publicity he'd have put in a reasonable bid instead he put in what was reported to be the lowest.

In Topic: Scottish independance.....further implications?

Today, 06:28 PM

Interesting comment I read somewhere is that for an independent Scotland to be admitted to Europe requires a unaminous vote from all existing members. Article said France and Spain would both vote no because there worried about Catalonia following suit.

In Topic: Bradford Bulls signings for 2015 (merged threads)

11 September 2014 - 10:36 PM

Wondering how they can make all these signings on less SKY money and remaining Full Time? Looks like a club being built on less than solid foundations again!! What is the salary cap in the Championship next year?

We're actually on more sky money next year compared to amount we've survived on last two years.

In Topic: 13/09/14 - London Broncos v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm

11 September 2014 - 04:52 PM

At least half of the changes are enforced due to players being unfit, both Ferguson and Gaskell definitely have injuries, not entirely sure about Williams but I think he's carrying a knock and Fakir certainly didn't look fully fit last week. Three are certainly with a view to giving others a chance though.
Balwinson and Tonks haven't played much since they arrived from NZ and,considering both are contracted to Leeds next year, I'm mildy bemused by those two making a rare appearance at this late stage of the season, unless there is something I don't know about [?] but I suspect Conroy, Adams and Whittel are all likely to be announced as new first team squad contracts tonight at the season ticket launch.

Conroy has already been announced a couple of weeks back.

In Topic: Expansion

03 September 2014 - 07:39 AM

Sorry for this Parksider, but it appears that Bradford COULD run a 15,000 average crowd, 20,000 plus big game crowds and a long term productive academy. But as has been mentioned, the club has been through several changes in ownership, and most likely there are few faces that were there then that are still there. The ground and the badge are the same, but is there anything else remaining from the club that could do all those things? If not, what is to say that the current faces could emulate that success again? I hope they could - as you say, that would be a jewel in the crown of RL.

Well recent academy gradings which ranked us in top 3 or 4 suggests were maintaining our standards in that area under new management ok. Time will tell if we can improve on pitch and return to SL and grow crowds again but it's looking pretty positive so far.