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Contacting the RFL

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I'm hoping to get an email address off of someone so that I can write to the RFL. Tried the RFL site, only gives an email address for enquiries/directions. 

It makes no sense that we will only have half the sky money for yet another year, if the RFL really do want what's best for the game they have no choice but to give us what they give every other team in Super League the FULL sky money. It's holding back the club and especially when on the last year of licenses we will not be playing on a level playing field, the RFL could be the demise of the Bulls and we need a strong Bradford in Super League.

Although on my own, I can do nothing. I'm calling on you to do the right thing and join me. Not just Bulls fans but all fans of the game.

It's 10 minutes of your time for a club/game most have supported for the majority of their lives. If enough people get behind this I honestly think it could make a real difference.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

 

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Remember to bag the ###### in plastic before putting it in the envelope...

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Is that not an enquiry?

 

Try emailing that address asking for the contact for the Directors Office

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I'm hoping to get an email address off of someone so that I can write to the RFL. Tried the RFL site, only gives an email address for enquiries/directions. 

It makes no sense that we will only have half the sky money for yet another year, if the RFL really do want what's best for the game they have no choice but to give us what they give every other team in Super League the FULL sky money. It's holding back the club and especially when on the last year of licenses we will not be playing on a level playing field, the RFL could be the demise of the Bulls and we need a strong Bradford in Super League.

Although on my own, I can do nothing. I'm calling on you to do the right thing and join me. Not just Bulls fans but all fans of the game.

It's 10 minutes of your time for a club/game most have supported for the majority of their lives. If enough people get behind this I honestly think it could make a real difference.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

 

I'm more inclined to believe it's not paying taxes that could be the demise of the Bulls.

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I'm more inclined to believe it's not paying taxes that could be the demise of the Bulls.

Think you'll find we are. The new board can't be blamed for the shambles of the last.

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Is that not an enquiry?

 

Try emailing that address asking for the contact for the Directors Office

Should have probably thought of this, thanks.

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Didn't the Bradford owners agree to this as part of them getting their licence back?

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Didn't the Bradford owners agree to this as part of them getting their licence back?

Yes, but did they really have much of an alternative? In my opinion they didn't. 

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Yes, but did they really have much of an alternative? In my opinion they didn't. 

 

Tough mate. Thats life. The old board should have paid their bills.

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Tough mate. Thats life. The old board should have paid their bills.

I just don't feel the new board should be punished for pretty much saving the club.  

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I just don't feel the new board should be punished for pretty much saving the club.  

It's the club that is being punished, not the board. I belive the RFL also played a big part in saving the club too...

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Like the other guy said, tough thats life

 

You are being punished as a club , thats what needs to happen

 

Bradford have had enough favours, other clubs havent had the special treatment Bradford have

 

Should have been kicked out of Super League in my opinion so think yourself lucky

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I think myself extremely lucky to still have a club! 

 

I don't feel we have had this special treatment that you think we've had. We had 6 points taken off of us taking us out of the playoffs and halting what progress we had made. The RFL also took a huge amount of time on the decision to keep us in super league or not, meaning we could not recruit or resign players. I personally think this is punishment enough.

I do respect your opinions and they are valid, but as are yours I also feel mine are too.

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Think of other clubs such as Halifax, Fev etc who are waiting in the wings, maybe they should have got the chance Bradford did

 

Im afraid you writing to RLF is a waste of time

 

Serve your time and move on

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Maybe Bradford could have assembled a side that cost more within their budget and paid their tax bill... quite simple really

 

One question for the OP, why does SL need a strong Bradford? but not a Strong Halifax, Featherstone, Leigh??

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I'm rather split on this.

I can appreciate the anger (and schadenfreude) from fans of other clubs and the RFL did go to extraordinary lengths to support and save the Bulls. But having done that, why hamstring the club and make it so difficult for the club to get back onto its own two feet?

If the RFL were happy to let the club go, fine and they wouldn't have had many arguments from me (providing they lent suitable support to any phoenix club), but this death by a thousand cuts just isn't right.

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One question for the OP, why does SL need a strong Bradford? but not a Strong Halifax, Featherstone, Leigh??

Of course it doesn't need a strong Bradford, but it helps.

Featherstone, Leigh and (to a lesser extent) Halifax are small places with a limited market. Bradford isn't and having the game on display in big cities is beneficial to the wider growth of the game.

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Whilst I think it’s true the club did agree to it, what more could they do? The new owners had to agree to it or let the club die. I think the two year thing is a little excessive (although I have read that technically the RFL withdrew funding for a full season, but instead chose to help the club by withdrawing half a season for two seasons in a row. Both the club and the RFL have been quite ambiguous about this), but then I come from a position of bias.

 

On the upside it’s forced the club to find other revenue streams, which will benefit when the full Sky amount returns (depending on the pending league restructure). I won’t be assisting the OP in his letter writing campaign – although I wish him all the best. I just think it goes without saying that Bulls fans will disagree with this punishment, and the fans can’t really say anything that the RFL don’t know or the club presumably haven’t already argued.

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I totally understand the need for punishment but this seems like a double punishment. Keep them in SL or boot them out but why make them compete with one hand tied behind their back? The owners had Hobsons choice really and were damned if they did or they didn't. But I would personally have rather been relegated and start again

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We had special treatment in a positive sense to help us out of the mess, now we're having special treatment in the negative sense since the mess has been resolved.

 

I'm of the opinion to just keep me nut down, limp through the next two seasons and then hopefully come out of it stronger. I'm yet to convinced by the new management but perhaps I'm being overly cautious.

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I'm hoping to get an email address off of someone so that I can write to the RFL. Tried the RFL site, only gives an email address for enquiries/directions.

It makes no sense that we will only have half the sky money for yet another year, if the RFL really do want what's best for the game they have no choice but to give us what they give every other team in Super League the FULL sky money. It's holding back the club and especially when on the last year of licenses we will not be playing on a level playing field, the RFL could be the demise of the Bulls and we need a strong Bradford in Super League.

Although on my own, I can do nothing. I'm calling on you to do the right thing and join me. Not just Bulls fans but all fans of the game.

It's 10 minutes of your time for a club/game most have supported for the majority of their lives. If enough people get behind this I honestly think it could make a real difference.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Do you actually think you would get a reply that was honest...??

We've all got accept that, as supporters of our clubs and the game as a whole, there will sometimes be poor decisions made by people that control the sport.

We pay our money as we choose whilst, at the same time, taking the rough with the smooth.

At Bradford you had it good for a long time while some of us were being relegated but teams with less points were being protected. Was that fair?

What Widnes, Halifax & Fev have endured amounts to having your teeth kicked in. Was that fair?

I've got my frustrations but I'm going to make a 300 mile round trip at the weekend to hopefully see my boys get a rare win against a Saints side that are finding it heavy going right now - it's the nature of sport as its always been and probably always will be..

As wise Hindle states - keep your head down, work through it & come out stronger

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Write to  

The RFL

Red Hall

Red Hall Lane

Leeds LS17 8NB

 

mark your letter Private and Confidential..for the personal attention of Nigel Wood

 

be nice...take a leaf out of Dominic Littlewood's book, be nice polite, well-reasoned etc, don't be abusive

 

or just phone : 0844 477 7113

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