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About stevereed100

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  1. Where was the complaint. What was the attendance? The first pro game for Toronto representing Canada was an attractive tie and Hull put a decent side out. Could have expected a few hundred neutrals to have gone along plus a decent number of Hulls enthusiastic following. TV got a good game and as usual Premier Sport are to be congratulated on their promotion of the game. Anybody know of any discounts on offer?
  2. Do you have to bring Rovers up in every Hull topic? Obsessed or what?
  3. Looks like the score could exceed the attendance!
  4. But he is not on the teamsheet!
  5. Can we get back to plain speaking...16 days to league kick off. Coach in Australia, squad not yet assembled, ground not confirmed?,kit sales/supplier?,how much money in annual budget,who is selling tickets for HKR game/first home game, much not covered in report of press conference. Are the club....Bradford Bulls? to be allowed to mop up many for how long? Any special dispensations? Should RLF hold Press Conference on behalf of the Competition now?
  6. why would Rovers get relegated in 1997? Having failed to keep up to date with Inland Revenue debts the Directors forestalled a winding up order by putting the club into Administration. January 1997. Immediately the club operated on a strict cash in cash out basis whilst fulfilling all its fixtures. In fact that season we went to Wembley,posting the highest score..60...Ever achieved, adding 4000 to the Cup Final gate. That season the club declared a profit of £50,000. The fans set about raising funds, reaching £200,000 over the next 10 years. Continuing to compete and reach the play offs each year continued to seek a long term future resulting in Dec 1999 seeing a deal done , selling the ground to the Council and an interest in the club to Gain group. This fully paid off the secured creditors and gave 80% to preferential creditors. In 2003/4 after a year on the Board Neil Hudgell took over as Chairman. So determination by the Board and the Supporters overcame a financial crisis through determination and hard work. At no time did the club fail to meet its fixtures or disband its playing squad. Vultures like Tim Wilby and Caddick failed to get between the club and its supporters and we didn't walk away from our debts. That experience between 1997 and 2003 didn't involve big involvement from the RFL or dodgy investors. Hudgell was able to come in on a base that had been rebuilt and with a struggle took us to the position as an established viable SL side. A solid platform to overcome the issues of last year's relegation. Which brings me back to....Why would HKR have been relegated in 1997/9?
  7. Bradford to play at Huddersfield on Sunday in Luke Robinson testimonial! Leon Pryce to get injured and miss out in 3 weeks perhaps? Lets see the progress made in 4 days!
  8. HKR Bob We will keep bobbing along with the Dobbins! Together.
  9. Considering Henry Paul with Leon Pryce as an interim measure while their "pal" makes himself available seems like just one more compromise from a sensible plan. Being positive Neil Hudgell has welcomed the new club to the competition and targeted 10,000 as a new Championship record attendance for the first game. Wants to work with the new owners creating several options to bring the Bradford crowd to the game.....You are sure of a warm welcome....And a sigh of relief if a team steps on the pitch!
  10. Have you never heard of putting a comment out to get a denial or confirmation? Another day has elapsed in the run up to that first match yet the long term solution backed by the RFL still has no financial credibility. Or has it?
  11. Such a notable impact that they survived in SL!
  12. I think Rovers strength is that we didn't grieve over relegation. We were sad on the Saturday but after the weekend the work started and positivity set in. Old Frightful really hates Hudgell and the fact he is a fan. He has always approached his ownership of the club as a businessman hence the long term strength in the infrastructure....The ground, its facilities, the fan base etc He expresses his rivalry at Derby time but I think the last 10 years in Super League are about a lot more than that. And I certainly don't blame Neil and his management team for relegation by such a narrow margin. We were competitive throughout. Somebody has to lose out!
  13. Look to the future...... A bunch of RFL cronies with a blighted past lacking a published plan, talking of a full time squad when they haven't even established where the money will come from to make them sustainable?
  14. Colin, was he not honourable? He had been negotiating with Rovers to join them in SL in 2017. Once he had decided to join them in the Championship if need be did he not resign immediately to avoid a conflict of interest in the MPG. After all he wasn't the coach so his work in setting the club up was complete?