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15/06/14 - Salford Red Devils v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm

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34-6 just before half time. There have been some real hidings this weekend.

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And Salford have had two tries disallowed... :blink:

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Yet another Bulls try...the comeback is on.

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I aren't even following this on the radio or anything. End the season now I have had enough.

I feel for you fella. The reason that supporting Cas feels so fantastic at the moment is because only recently we've been where you are now.

These times call for leadership, patience and big hearts.

Heads up.

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I feel for you fella. The reason that supporting Cas feels so fantastic at the moment is because only recently we've been where you are now.

These times call for leadership, patience and big hearts.

Heads up.

I'm only having a moan. ;) Glad for the Cas fans.

Roll on next year!

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44-18 now closing stages.

So true.

How late, how late it was.

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2nd half was as bad a half of RL I've ever watched, Salford seemingly forgot how to play over the halftime break, and we never knew all match. Not sure how many more matches I can go to this season and see the exact same match unfold for the umpteenth time.

Still, I'm sure the chairman will issue yet another tedious "rallying cry" to the fans in the local paper this week to stick with them as it's not over yet. Face facts guys, it's so over even the Fat Lady has gone home and was tucked up in bed long ago.

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Bulls will be back with renewed optimism after their guaranteed two competition points on Friday.

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as a Salford fan I know how the Bulls fans feel as we have been there for many years. All you can do is look to see the small changes making a difference.

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2nd half was as bad a half of RL I've ever watched, Salford seemingly forgot how to play over the halftime break, and we never knew all match.

 

  I think you should give a lot of credit to your coach.For a lot more than whatever he said at half-time to stop Salford cutting your side open through the middle,as they did at the start,and having much more territory and possession in the second half.

 

  Credit to those Bulls fans who remained to the end to support the players who have endured something that professional players in the top league in this country should not be subjected to.

 

   Well done Iestyn Harris.He has his hand on the tiller of the huge tanker,with the expensive cargo on board,and has demonstrated that there is a scintilla of movement as the tanker is turned to go in the right direction.

 

   I thought it was the best performance by Rangi Chase this year.Decisiion making,range and timing of passes;kicks from tee and hand.The full facet of skills.

 

   Dunno what he has been playing at,hitherto

 

   Much better team performance from Salford.

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I'm only having a moan. ;) Glad for the Cas fans.

Roll on next year!

Those 2 seasons we had in the championship were enjoyable - proper rugby!! It's not all bad news

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Well the Bulls are relegated now, not unless the brains that be at Red Hall alter the competition rules. I honestly think that they were really hoping that the Catalans got releagted along with the Broncos, giving the RFL their dream of a M62 only Super League competition.

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I think you should give a lot of credit to your coach.For a lot more than whatever he said at half-time to stop Salford cutting your side open through the middle,as they did at the start,and having much more territory and possession in the second half.

Personally it came across as Salford switching off a tad as the game was already won. The amount of dropped ball from both sides in the second 40 was a bit pathetic. If we'd had any nouse we'd have got a sniff and made a game of it, as it turned out we were lucky to get 3 trys. It flattered us.

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Well the Bulls are relegated now, not unless the brains that be at Red Hall alter the competition rules. I honestly think that they were really hoping that the Catalans got releagted along with the Broncos, giving the RFL their dream of a M62 only Super League competition.

Wow. Really! You seriously need to get a grip.

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Nice guys finish last. I've been saying for months that Cummins' lack of experience will cost us, he should have been replaced a long, long time ago - if we were intending on fighting to stay up that is. I didn't even think he was up to the job last season when he had a poor run. We cannot defend and no-one in the coaching set-up who has a clue how to fix it. We are a very poor team. I'll never discount the money troubles but really? Week after week after week of genuine dross is always attributed to the shambles of an off-field team at Bradford? I've heard no squeak of late wages or whatnot for 12-months, yet nothing improves. Francis will probably stick by the club next season in Superchampioleagueship2, and St Hilaire will too; just like he's stuck by playing Gaskell, Addy and Walker all out of position and playing Henry at all. The emergency call to Noble or Kear was too late by Easter. At least my season ticket should be cheaper next season.

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If we'd got all 6 points back – in a parallel universe – and still played like that yesterday it would probably be the first time I’d have thought he needs to be sacked. As it stands, I don’t think it would change anything right now and personally I think the club need to come out and say they are planning for next season in one way or another. If there was any point he might have been sacked, it should have been after Easter – like you say, maybe too late and the (decent) performances against Catalans and Warrington would have been put down to FC being sacked when they have shown they can do it anyway.

We are the only club out of the bottom four not to part ways with their coach so far this year – that tells its own story for whatever reason, due to lack of money, realisation at the futility at the situation etc. I’d be disappointed if Francis was still in charge next year, and I don’t think he will be. Like I’ve said before, a break from the club would benefit both him and us.

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I don't see how Cummins can continue now.  His position is just untenable.  How does he possibly approach the LIVE TV game on Friday after shipping nearly 50 points to Salford then calling the players pathetic in public?  If the players wouldn't play for him before then they sure as hell aint going to play for him now.

 

We have already decided that we will not be attending the game on Friday even though we're ticket holders.  If FC goes this week then I'll probably change my mind, but somehow I don't think Green will act.  Unless I've missed something Ferres said there would be a deep look at the club after Easter and yet I haven't seen or heard anything since that references those words.  At the moment there's only one person the fans can look to and rally round, and even he seems to have been silenced.

 

Note - I've got a thousand per cent respect for Cummins and am very grateful for what he has done under extremely difficult circumstances.  However, the point now is that he's not the man to take us forward, and that's pretty much all that matters when it boils down.  If he stays much longer then all that goodwill that the fans have towards him will turn very quickly to resentment.  He's already lost the players, the last thing he needs is to be kicked out with crowd baying at him.  Best walk away now with dignity and his reputation intact.

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I don't see how Cummins can continue now.  His position is just untenable.  How does he possibly approach the LIVE TV game on Friday after shipping nearly 50 points to Salford then calling the players pathetic in public?  If the players wouldn't play for him before then they sure as hell aint going to play for him now

 

You have to laugh at that - he called some of them pathetic but said his hand is forced because there is nobody to come in to replace them. I do have some sympathy there, maybe he is trying to shame performances out of them?

 

I do wonder if the players realise there are two less teams in SL to move to next year, and the way they are playing the phones aren't going to ring off the hook with offers when we get relegated.

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At the moment there's only one person the fans can look to and rally round, and even he seems to have been silenced.

Key word here - silenced.

 

Agree totally with all thats said by Konkrete & Amber. I went to Catalan - great holiday - horrible 80 minutes endured in there.

 

While to taking post match photos and collecting autographs, Jay Pitts and Joe Arundell both apologised to us for the wasted journey.

 

Strange how two loan players were the only ones who "got it".

 

Decided to not go to another game at that point.

 

There ought to have been a fans forum by now, there ought to have been a stronger reaction after the Catalan (or maybe Wigan) game.

 

It is obvious there is something very wrong and for me the silence just makes it worse.

 

Its all very well calling on fans to back Marc Green and back the team - but for those who make the effort to be rewarded with performances like those at Salford/Wigan/Catalan - it simply won't wash.

 

I expect attendances to drop again now and revenues will do the same.

 

Think we are now just about back to the Barry Seabourne coaching days :shout:

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Well - there we go then

 

http://www.bradfordbulls.co.uk/news/article/9288/bulls-part-company-with-coaching-duo

 

 

Who will it be? - Matt Diskin has a LOT on his shoulders for friday now

 

New thread on Cummins departure here

http://www.totalrl.com/forums/index.php/topic/254362-bradford-bulls-part-company-with-coaching-duo-merged-threads/

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