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matt newsholme

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#2987450 Expansion

Posted by matt newsholme on 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.

#2919063 Bradford Appeal..

Posted by matt newsholme on 20 April 2014 - 11:41 AM

Into the bit where you're repaying some of the loans and wage bills made to and for you by the RFL

Not that that old myth again. Loan from RFL was repaid in full by sale of odsal lease. Advances to cover wages during first admin were approx 360k iirc (exact amounts documented in administrators report) which were covered by remaining sky payments due to club that year anyway. Sky money deduction was totally unrelated to both issues.