stevereed100

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  1. 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!
  2. 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?
  3. Such a notable impact that they survived in SL!
  4. 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!
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. It was definitely not Neils fault we got relegated. Seem to remember at least 2 drop goals in successive matches that beat us......We were relegated because we lost games, how do you blame Neil for that? Odsal is unsustainable! It is big and ugly, too big for crowds in Super League never mind the lower leagues. Just look at the grounds that have been brought in in recent years, manageable and affordable. Would any club choose to play there? When did the RFL last choose to stage a big game there?
  8. This condemnation of Jon Sharp explains more than the problems with Referees, it questions the strange way Disciplinary reviews have turned out. Yet somebody on here last week praised our Disciplinary procedures. The whole RFL needs a shake out.
  9. My agenda was purely frustration at 80 odd pages with no urgency to bring it to a solution. I would not like to see any club go out of existence, no particular preference for a side blind to the need to cut its cloth. Odsal is an awful ground totally unsuitable to a modern game and unsustainable. Hopefully Bradford will start afresh with a realistic plan recognising the need to build from small beginnings powered by a commited fan base.
  10. Easily amused.....What was the joke, or funny?
  11. Instead of spouting your party line have you analysed the outcomes of the City Academy in the first year? Rovers to date seem to have done OK in their pro signings. The pull of a SL team will always be there if Hull or Rovers spend time in the Championship but you ignore the loyalties of the local youth and the fact that some players prefer to be in a team offering more week to week playing opportunities. To date there is little evidence that Hull are the senior partner in the Academy....but that wouldn't suit would it? You describe Hull as a top class club, that may be true but Rovers are not far behind and certainly offer a route into top class careers for local youngsters. Then you want to slag off the Derby. Consider the fact that we have been playing each other 4 times a year and been a jewel in the Millennium weekend schedule. Even the recent Derby pulled in 8000 for a nonsense game in early January with Hull treating it as a chance to run out its Academy players hiding its stars from exposure. I for one can see a full house if we draw each other in the Cup or middle sevens this year. And you hate the fact that our supporters inc Neil and Rob did what supporters do and helped the club survive and build. Parksider give up, your agenda of one club in Hull is further away than ever.
  12. Cultured response and Roy Boy piles in! Parkside ..Never heard of City of Hull Academy.......Already a great supply line for both Hull and Rovers and certainly the route to go in an area that shares a talent pool. Since when were Neil and Rob Crosslands investors? Fans with no desire to make a profit. Talk of Barry Lilley and Tim Wilby just a distraction to stir it, you Hull girls just cannot keep it shut.
  13. Keep your feet on the ground, especially if you are expecting a fulltime team to emerge from the talent still available. Listen to me please one more time...I will be delighted if this dream materialises and if you beat Rervers it will be well deserved but throughout all I have tried to do is inject some plain speaking common sense into the debate. I can see that has upset some who want to lash out (not wishing disaster for Rovers.....irrelevant). Good luck, it might be a long weekend and week but you have faith in a previously inadequate RFL...touching.
  14. Let's wait and see the calibre of the people involved and what miracles they can work in 20 days. And what happens in the next 24 months. I hope your renewed enthusiasm is well deserved but be wary. There is nothing like an old fool and a con is always easy to pull off if the mark wants to be conned.