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  1. Yes a very good signing for the championship. Fair enough he’s dropped off a bit but he still scored warrington’s only try in a grand final a few years ago. Hopefully three genuine halfs in the Bradford ranks next year.
  2. Yes unnecessary from Brown and I think he might find himself staying at home rather than playing in Toulouse. That could have been costly for Batley had the ref spotted it and could have undone all of Batley’s deserved hard work. Im saving the recording to watch back later when I’m ready to stomach the passenger speed Bradford attack. A shame to end the Bradford season on 4 losses in a row but playoffs was the aim and that was achieved. Good luck Batley and I hope you get a good game out in France and keep the score line more respectable than we would have.
  3. Well done Batley. Well worth the victory. I’ve said a few times but Bradford were just happy to make the playoffs which is a shame as we have ended our season with a whimper but good luck Batley. See you again next year
  4. Looks like I was right with this. Congratulations Batley. The best team won on the day. Good luck in the next round and we will see you again next year
  5. I’d say batley and I’d make them favourites too. Bradford are in horrible form and I’ve said for a while they are happy to have made the playoffs and mentally checked out. Plus home advantage should see Batley home as winners
  6. After watching Bradford play (or attempt to play) Toulouse recently I can say Toulouse are basically the best championship side i have seen. The attack is flowing and sharp but the defence is just so impressive and they rarely look stretched. They 100% deserve their shot at super league and I think they will worry the Salford, Wakefield etc (no offence to them) But the job isn’t done and they have to win the playoffs where Featherstone will want to take that spot
  7. Based on the current form and result this seems the most likely. I’m not sure on the Halifax Batley result but I could very easily see Whitehaven winning and they would deserve their place in the playoffs
  8. Halifax play Batley so they can’t both lose this weekend. Bradford look like they are happy to have made the playoffs so I expect a haven win next week as one team is bang in form and up for the fight and the other is in rest mode. I’ve seen comments about how exciting the Widnes v Bradford game was and yes the atmosphere was good with the game in the balance but make no mistake it was a game with over 30 errors between the sides. It was only exciting as both sides couldn’t keep hold of the footy or threw it forward. If either team could have respected the ball they would likely have put 30-40 points on the other
  9. Agree with Gazza there. Standard talk to big up signings although I do think Jordan is a fantastic keep for us. Plus of course he will peddle the super league line. The club constantly say this to assist marketing and engaging fans that we are aspiring for super league. Most of us fans are much more realistic though. I remember Gledhill posting stories about an amazing signing and how fans would be very impressed as we’d really opened the cheque book… up rocks Richie Mathers out of retirement!! PS - I like the comment ‘never rated Lilley’ now he’s confirmed to be staying at Bradford. Much like our section of supporters who think Pickersgill is not good enough now he’s very likely off to you haha
  10. I thought you guys had a thread on Brandon Pickersgill but I can’t seem to find it. Maybe I dreamt it. Either way, he picked up a very bad looking injury yesterday vs Toulouse. Looked to be his spine/back. He Looked devastated on the floor and was taken off by stretcher and went straight to hospital.
  11. Brilliant game of rugby league to watch (although I’m clearly biased). I wish Bradford would stop inviting teams back into games from silly errors but still a great performance and result for Bradford. Sorry to say, as nice as the rivalry is, it’s nicer to do the double over you although good luck for the rest of the season. Bradford have had injuries problems all year but are getting players back at the right time. Brough is still so classy even at his age. PS - Always like trips to York as a city and enjoyed the trip again today. Very smart stadium and would love if Bradford could copy and print the same over into odsal but I think I’ll be standing a few decades longer waiting for that.
  12. I’d ask for my money back… sorry if that’s too negative
  13. Looking forward to this one as it will be a cracking game. Not confident as a bulls fan but I’ll be there to tick another stadia off my list. ive got my tape measure out of the cupboard too
  14. On the subject of ‘would a new stadium pull fans to bradford’ interesting one. I think there would be a ‘small’ increase in fans taking advantage of nicer comfier facilities. More families or young children would be able to go if they could sit or at least be under cover! Bradford would need super league before they saw any real large increase in attendance although the 3-4K average in league 1 and the championship is not far off the bottom of super league attendances which is the real shame.
  15. Yes and then they announce the game vs Bradford on Sunday has a limited 2k capacity and only one stand will be open. Im not sure what has gone wrong but the new shiny facility doesn’t serve its purpose at the moment
  16. Imagine how angry you would be if you had to go and stand in odsal to watch your rugby every two weeks rather than for a one off away game. A lot of memories for Bradford fans held in old lady odsal but the vast majority of Bradford fans would snatch your hands off for a nice modern 10k stadium built on the old Richard Dunne site over the road. Shared with Bradford Park Avenue. But Bradford are skint, the sport is mostly skint, the RFL are skint and Bradford Council are skint so we shuffle along towards the drop in funding…
  17. Maybe Bradford made a big deal about the posts because they know how many opposition fans are obsessed with odsal. Good to see the RFL have finally done their duty and brought the pitch (which they earn money from) up passed minimum standards. As others have pointed out, it’s not benefited Bradford. Its not benefited our fans who have had to watch rugby on a mini pitch. Opposition fans moaned Bradford left odsal, they moaned when Bradford moved back
  18. Fair play to the Featherstone fans coughing up to pay the fine. A bit like Bradford fans paying up for the (many) mistakes made by the club. The points deduction and fine seem fair enough. Most Featherstone fans have accepted it and moved on and well done to them but that doesn’t stop some conspiracy theories that the RFL would have docked Featherstone 100 points just because they don’t like them….
  19. How are you feeling Featherstone fans? not long until kick off now. You should be full of confidence and feeling like favourites here. You’re at home, with a crowd behind you, Toulouse having to travel to you and didn’t someone say Webster hasn’t lost a game in charge?
  20. Good to see you are all as confused by this as we are. I came here hoping someone would be able to shed some light. Seems an odd decision. Bradford are ok for numbers in the pack. It will be interesting to see if he is busting a gut against Halifax or just going through the motions as it’s a one match free hit for him
  21. Going to be a cracking game especially with you getting bodies back. It won’t define the season and I’m sure you will rev in a win but quickly brush off a loss here. It will probably decide who gets home advantage for the MPG although it’s likely to be at fev rather than France anyway. Covid permitting. looking forward to it
  22. Usually a decent read but Sorry you’ve lost the plot here. Conspiracy theories and all. It’s the rfl who are responsible for the pitch. To suggest collusion is a new low. Bradford have tried to get the pitch sorted but the rfl have postponed work 3 times already. Bradford have kicked out on the full every game they’ve played on it. Certain no advantage there. ‘Disgusted’ by suspicion of Gale faking injury but no comment on fev fans booing off a concussed Bradford player? Disgusted perhaps? No mention at all of ferres headbutt in the tackle and throwing hands twice? Ive read for a while but you’ve let your fev head do the writing here and it’s a let down. Concentrate on what was great game.
  23. Given the injuries especially in the halves it’s got to be a Halifax win. Halifax will be Fired up for revenge after the loss early in the season and they always find another gear in the derby
  24. That I agree with. Referee dealt with it at the time and it’s a moot point now. I was in the seats so didn’t get a good view at the time but looking at the highlights I don’t think it’s as clear cut. As I say Keyes was getting up to continue his run after the ankle tap and was only left on the ground after contact from Gale. Appreciate I’m putting 2 and 2 together there but it’s not hard to see it in the heat of the moment. And when you compare it to ferres headbutt and throwing his arms in the face of two Bradford defenders you can understand why some people think the ref missed a few calls (I’d say missed calls for both sides but there we are) FWIW I would like the media man and the commentator that just shouts like an oaf to wind it in a bit. ive read this forum for a while and want to be a bit more active so expect lots of points to discuss in the future. I try to think I’m pretty fair (compared to that bullmania anyway) ha
  25. Firstly great ankle tap. But, Keyes head clearly doesn’t hit the ground and he rolls and attempts to get back up before Gale completes the tackle. If he’s injured before Gale comes in he doesn’t attempt to get back up. I’m not saying Gale meant it or that it cost Bradford the game or anything of that sort by the way. It was a great game and much better than our previous games (from my POV). Onwards to Halifax and the shay for us. Likely without any half backs. Another tough task. I’ll definitely keep an eye on your game v Toulouse
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