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John Drake

19/07/13 - Bradford Bulls v Hull FC KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

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I'm not sure... in 2010 the Bulls only had 2 crowds over 10k, the same as they have so far this year. The game vs Hull in 2010 drew only 8,411 and it wasn't televised. The crowds now I'd say are on the same level as in 2010. Poor, but surely now the only way is up ( and Mr Khan seems to be trying his upmost to get fans back )

Yeah and I aren't trying to downplay the efforts. Certainly since the days of Northern the dedicated fanbase has grown considerably (with people like me)

But it's the more casual fans that may have been coming 10+ years ago but aren't now that seem to be the tough nut to crack.

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Yeah and I aren't trying to downplay the efforts. Certainly since the days of Northern the dedicated fanbase has grown considerably (with people like me)But it's the more casual fans that may have been coming 10+ years ago but aren't now that seem to be the tough nut to crack.

8,000 for a team with no realistic chance of winning anything, this year or the immediate future, isn't bad at all John.

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8,000 for a team with no realistic chance of winning anything, this year or the immediate future, isn't bad at all John.

When you put it like that, it is not that bad. :)

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8,000 for a team with no realistic chance of winning anything, this year or the immediate future, isn't bad at all John.

That's spot on imo.

Ten years ago the team was in the mix for the play-off final, this year it's struggling, and not exactly favourite, to make the play-off series. 8K is a decent crowd and compares pretty well imo.

 

Thought it was a decent match, though nervousness from both sides probably reduced the quality somewhat, but it was a full blooded, no quarter asked or given rugby match and from the pov of a winner it was very enjoyable.

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That's spot on imo.

Ten years ago the team was in the mix for the play-off final, this year it's struggling, and not exactly favourite, to make the play-off series. 8K is a decent crowd and compares pretty well imo.

Thought it was a decent match, though nervousness from both sides probably reduced the quality somewhat, but it was a full blooded, no quarter asked or given rugby match and from the pov of a winner it was very enjoyable.

We were terrible, Gentle said our players were brain dead and I have to agree with him. We gifted a very determined Bradford team two points.

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Lineham's decision to try and get outside the Bradford defence may have been dumb but it was understandable. Hull should have been out of sight well before then meaning a young kid didn't have to make that kind of choice.

On the first tackle deep in your own half with no support and about 3 players to go around, it was incredibly dumb! There's chancing your arm and then there's this. He'd have been better just kicking it and hoping for the best!

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On the first tackle deep in your own half with no support and about 3 players to go around, it was incredibly dumb! There's chancing your arm and then there's this. He'd have been better just kicking it and hoping for the best!

I agree with you but he's a young kid and time wasn't' on Hull's side. Like I said understandable but dumb. Hull as a team should have had daylight between themselves and Bradford before it had to come to desperation plays.

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That turned out to be a good game, and well done Bulls, All things being equal they should have been out of it, I don't know what to make of Hull, They have the names and the players to do the job but they just seem to keep buckling under sometimes lesser sides.

Sooner or later they will come up with a top performance, Hopefully against Wolves. Are the players behind Gentle? they are certainly under performing for some reason. Bulls did very well with limited possession and position, If i were a Bulls fan i would be happy with that showing.

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That's spot on imo.

Ten years ago the team was in the mix for the play-off final, this year it's struggling, and not exactly favourite, to make the play-off series. 8K is a decent crowd and compares pretty well imo.

 

Thought it was a decent match, though nervousness from both sides probably reduced the quality somewhat, but it was a full blooded, no quarter asked or given rugby match and from the pov of a winner it was very enjoyable.

I thought it was a decent game too and I thought Bradford deserved the win in the end. A far superior kicking game at the back end of the game earned them the territory they needed to nick it.

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Agreed but the only half back Hull had on the pitch was a 20 year old who's been in the country five minutes. It's not really that surprising we lacked direction.

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A game Hull threw away ,got to agree with Ullman,imagine what they could do if they had a decent halfback pairing.

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