Bradford's record last year versus the 4 teams above them:
Played 8, Won 3, Average score 19 v 30
We won't look at London's record!
Thing to bear in mind about Bradford last year was we played vast majority of our games with only 1 or 2 props available. As a consequence we were on back foot in most games. Also we were reliant to a certain extent on loan players who invariably were recalled as soon as they started to settle into team.
Anyone that thinks we aren't stronger next year than last is deluding themselves. We've retained majority of our SL strongest 17 and bulk of additions are SL level players. We have 30man squad to rotate as opposed to 24 man one we had last year. 7 genuine props in the rotation as opposed to last years 2 or 3. Only real player of note we lost who we'd have liked to keep was Kearney, possibly Donaldson too at a stretch.
Winning is a habit and we should be going into middle 8 having won majority of our games. Teams at bottom of SL will be in losing habit having lost majority of there's. There's no salary cap gap between Leigh,Bradford and London and wakey who have openly said they are only spending around 1million. There own coach has said in press they don't have a big enough squad to compete in SL. Cas have lost several key players and are an unknown quantity and hull fc are trying yet another halves combo. Don't think it's anything like foregone conclusion some people are making out.
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