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John Rhino

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Great that the club is being transparent though, as long as the board are doing that and trying their best fans can't really ask for more IMO.

Hope they get through it and have better times ahead.

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I wish they had been honest last week, when they first didn't pay the players. 

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Given that they are trying to operate on half the central funding of other clubs, is it any wonder that they are struggling?  I have no idea why they have experienced such unique punishment but it should stop so that they have at least an even chance of finding level ground.

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Didn't they get an advance on their sky money at some point?

 

Shame if this is the start of long term funding issues as next year they are on restricted funds as well.

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Nobody should take any pleasure from this. If pro RL isn't viable in Bradford, there aren't that many places where it will work.

Come on you Bulls!

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The punishment of withdrawing the TV money only punishes the game itself as one of the great clubs potentially disappears forever.

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Given that they are trying to operate on half the central funding of other clubs, is it any wonder that they are struggling?  I have no idea why they have experienced such unique punishment but it should stop so that they have at least an even chance of finding level ground.

Because they thought taxes were for other people. They should have gone.

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There just has to be more to the central funding point than meets the eye. As has been pointed out, half funding for two years would be a fine of around £1.2m which would be unprecedented and a little strange for a club struggling financially.

 

I'm sure the Bradford owners could tell us the reason for this if they wanted to.

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But they knew about the reduced funding at the start of the season so this shouldn't be the reason

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Because they thought taxes were for other people. They should have gone.

Tough one this as the history of Bradford is part of the fabric of our great game. Can't imagine any true RL fan enjoying what's happened them.

BUT - this country has a growing number of people who knowingly break the law and show disregard for whoever it affects. When they get caught and subsequently punished they want "support" to get through it.

If you can't do the time - don't commit the crime....

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Tough one this as the history of Bradford is part of the fabric of our great game. Can't imagine any true RL fan enjoying what's happened them.

BUT - this country has a growing number of people who knowingly break the law and show disregard for whoever it affects. When they get caught and subsequently punished they want "support" to get through it.

If you can't do the time - don't commit the crime....

But if there was anything dodgy re taxes or the lost hundreds of thousands given by the fans, for example, that was the responsibility of the previous regime and not the present one, so why is the present one being punished?

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Tough one this as the history of Bradford is part of the fabric of our great game. Can't imagine any true RL fan enjoying what's happened them.

All clubs are part of the history of our game. I fail to see your point.

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All clubs are part of the history of our game. I fail to see your point.

Wish I'd done English at school...

You're correct, all clubs are part if the fabric but some have a bigger standing in the game.

Much as I hate the phrase, they are and have been a very big part of the brand of RL - a club that is known across the globe.

Clubs like Bradford can't do what they did and expect no consequence. They have to set an example.

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But if there was anything dodgy re taxes or the lost hundreds of thousands given by the fans, for example, that was the responsibility of the previous regime and not the present one, so why is the present one being punished?

I don't think you can just wash it away like that.

There has to be accountability regardless of who has their name above the door.

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Given that they are trying to operate on half the central funding of other clubs, is it any wonder that they are struggling? I have no idea why they have experienced such unique punishment but it should stop so that they have at least an even chance of finding level ground.

What rubbish, nobody forced them to accept the terms. It was the price of buying their place in SL. They had a choice - 50% of SL money or 100% of Championship money. They took a chance on the SL income, nobody to blame but themselves.

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Tough one this as the history of Bradford is part of the fabric of our great game. Can't imagine any true RL fan enjoying what's happened them.

BUT - this country has a growing number of people who knowingly break the law and show disregard for whoever it affects. When they get caught and subsequently punished they want "support" to get through it. If you can't do the time - don't commit the crime....

 

It's not a crime to go into administration and Mr. Khan has taken them out of administration in a gracious fashion, you should keep such accusations off here, and note The Bradford board were nothing to do with any wrongdoing. At a time when Superleague needs every big club firing on all cylinders to slash the funding of the new regime was the game shooting itself in the foot.

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 They had a choice - 50% of SL money or 100% of Championship money.

 

Great choice. Both pretty rubbish options.

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Great choice. Both pretty rubbish options.

Maybe, but at least they had a choice unlike the likes of Fev, Fax etc

The fact that the people of Bradford haven't exactly flocked to support them hasn't helped either.

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It's not a crime to go into administration and Mr. Khan has taken them out of administration in a gracious fashion, you should keep such accusations off here, and note The Bradford board were nothing to do with any wrongdoing. At a time when Superleague needs every big club firing on all cylinders to slash the funding of the new regime was the game shooting itself in the foot.

People who end up not getting paid when an organisation goes into administration might disagree with you about it not being a crime.

At best it's irresponsible.

Maybe they need to get over to Post Office Road and see how they are running things....?

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People who end up not getting paid when an organisation goes into administration might disagree with you about it not being a crime.

 

 

We had 100 pages of this stuff when Bradford went bust.

 

Suffice to say I've lost money with companies going bust, but it's up to me to not let them owe me too much or take a chance. Besides bad debts can be factored into pricing. These people do not mean to struggle, and often start again and I'm able to get back on track with them. I think Mr. Khan was very honourable in this matter and Bradford's demise was more "understandable" than a crime.

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Very sad that it looks like the BB are in the pooh again,the problem is at present on the revenue streams that some clubs have it is simply not a sustainable business model.

 

We need a solid 10 team SL with meaningful fixtures and a proper 3 match international test series every year.

 

Oh and Toulouse in PDQ.

 

All the current talk of a 8 8 8 or whatever is simply just papering over the cracks with 3/4 SL clubs on the brink yet again can anyone on here tell me how anything other than the above will work?

CM

 

 

I can't and would not dare to as you have the Cliff Spracklen seal of approval. You also have Shaun Wane indicating change is needed due to "3/4 SL clubs on the brink yet again" and I wouldn't argue with him either.

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