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  1. The best tackle by a Hornets player since Paul Okesene hit Dave Tanner in the Lancashire Cup Final against St Helens in 1991? Discuss.
  2. From Trevor Delaney's book "The Fall and Rise of Bradford Northern": “The collapse of Bradford Northern RLFC in December 1963 sent shock waves throughout rugby league in Great Britain. Northern were the first team to appear in three successive Wembley Cup finals, from 1947 to 1949, and were top of the league at the start of the 1954-55 season. However, by December 1963, this once proud club had sunk to the bottom of the league table and withdrew from the competition in mid-season. It was the first time since the 1920s that a team had pulled out of the league without completing their fixtures. Their membership of the Rugby Football League was terminated and that season's record was expunged. No club in the game's history had fallen from the heights quite like the old Northern…” #BasketCase
  3. As last club standing, fan-owned and run at a small surplus the RFL can put us straight into SL then.
  4. 26 people = 4 Travelodge rooms
  5. Assuming he doesn't move them to Coventry...
  6. Rochdale Hornets are back in the Championship - what's not to look forward to?
  7. Hemel Rams, surely?
  8. Quote from Trevor Delaney's Book 'The Fall and Rise of Bradford Northern': “The collapse of Bradford Northern RLFC in December 1963 sent shock waves throughout rugby league in Great Britain. Northern were the first team to appear in three successive Wembley Cup finals, from 1947 to 1949, and were top of the league at the start of the 1954-55 season. However, by December 1963, this once proud club had sunk to the bottom of the league table and withdrew from the competition in mid-season. It was the first time since the 1920s that a team had pulled out of the league without completing their fixtures. Their membership of the Rugby Football League was terminated and that season's record was expunged. No club in the game's history had fallen from the heights quite like the old Northern…” And they have been in adminsitration three times in the last five years.
  9. That is indeed possible - but if a bidder IS able to 'magically' meet all those criteria, you can only assume that they are best equipped to get 'New Bradford' to the start line in February. The RFL will have been in conversation with interested parties ahead of the liquidation, so they would have had a little while to prepare their 'phoenix' bids.
  10. The RFL gives you a framework in order for you to hit as many of their criteria as you possibly can - that's why there's some flexibility in their decision-making criteria. In a competitive 'tender' situation with multiple parties interested, it enables parties to approach criteria in different ways and for the RFL to choose the most suitable candidate. I'd imagine a lot of the elements at this stage would be proposal-based/aspirational - but if a bidding party can show a business/operational case for a proposed meeting of a criterium, it shows it's been considered. The RFL wants a side in Bradford, so they will be doing everything in their power to get a new club established asap, but they will want the bidders to jump through lots of hoops to prove their intentions are both serious and pragmatic. They won't want 'instantly perfect' - they're looking for credibly workable now, with a long-term sustainable plan.
  11. Why would the RFL want to build/own a ground? It doesn't really want Odsal. Could any club ask the RFL to build them a ground? A new club could play anywhere. If the future of (semi)Pro RL in Bradford is tied to the fortunes/future of Odsal, it'll weigh any club down eventually. See this as an opportunity to consider new/better options.
  12. A decent lawyer would drive a bus through it. Can't make a three year assurance - what if something beyond their control happens? What if the game goes bust or gets absorbed into a hybrid sport? No requirement for Ch. sides to have a category 1 academy - so a proposal could be 'we'll work towards it' No legal requirement to pay off the debts of the previous company.
  13. An opportunity to test the RFL's 'the game will be weaker without Bradford' position. Which would they want more? Bradford without Odsal or Odsal without Bradford?
  14. Up to the new club to negotiate new terms. Tell the parties who have control of Osdal that the new club will find somewhere else to play. Everything is now up for negotiation.
  15. This is the key bit. Happy for the Newco to stay in the Championship and be as cr @p as they like. Worst case scenario would be a Newco funded by some Flash Harry with deep pockets and an unreasonably ambitious expectation.