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Mick has been totally hung out to dry by someone intent on bringing on what has happened since his rant. End of the day as has been explained his fathers ashes were spread on the ground. It is disgusting the extent of what has been said about hi to be fair for a coupleof swear words.

People saying the RFL shouldn't be hiring him need to have a look into their other main commentator who has a far far worse record than Mick shouting a couple of obscenities.

As much as people cream off the RFL for all the "support" the have given the Bulls and how they are our crowning saviours, the comments by Mick have been brought on by themselves for me. Lets start with our current owner, who was "invited" by the RFL to take on the club. There was a very viable bid by David Thorne on the table to save the club and carry on all contracts for players and staff that had been signed prior to the last administration.

With player welfare in consideration they ignored that bid, let the club be liquidated to hand the keys to Chalmers. Thus leaving a host of players looking for contracts and the club a few weeks to crumple a side together. How on earth was that in the best interests of the club. Then as per the RFL rules the club should have started in league one. But to protect their precious summer bash and milk the Bradford fans as they would travel in the best numbers they decide to leave us in the championship without a squad and 12 points deducted. Things were ok until easter and once the loanees went back we had a bunch of kids fighting for their lives. Again no thought of player welfare. Does it involved Odsal itself their whole reasoning behind it?

The question needs to put to the right people why did the RFL not accept David Thrnes bid whenall was in place, and why did they specifically invite Chalmers to the club? It stinks and now he has turned his back on the lease they are trying to play hard ball back.

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2 minutes ago, thepimp007 said:

Mick has been totally hung out to dry by someone intent on bringing on what has happened since his rant. End of the day as has been explained his fathers ashes were spread on the ground. It is disgusting the extent of what has been said about hi to be fair for a coupleof swear words.

People saying the RFL shouldn't be hiring him need to have a look into their other main commentator who has a far far worse record than Mick shouting a couple of obscenities.

As much as people cream off the RFL for all the "support" the have given the Bulls and how they are our crowning saviours, the comments by Mick have been brought on by themselves for me. Lets start with our current owner, who was "invited" by the RFL to take on the club. There was a very viable bid by David Thorne on the table to save the club and carry on all contracts for players and staff that had been signed prior to the last administration.

With player welfare in consideration they ignored that bid, let the club be liquidated to hand the keys to Chalmers. Thus leaving a host of players looking for contracts and the club a few weeks to crumple a side together. How on earth was that in the best interests of the club. Then as per the RFL rules the club should have started in league one. But to protect their precious summer bash and milk the Bradford fans as they would travel in the best numbers they decide to leave us in the championship without a squad and 12 points deducted. Things were ok until easter and once the loanees went back we had a bunch of kids fighting for their lives. Again no thought of player welfare.

The question needs to put to the right people why did the RFL not accept David Thrnes bid whenall was in place, and why did they specifically invite Chalmers to the club? It stinks and now he has turned his back on the lease they are trying to play hard ball back.

Big Nige is no longer at the RFL to explain why he didn't want to sell the Odsal head lease to Thorne, which then forced Thorne to walk away, stating that he has never tried to deal with such a bunch of incompetents in his life & he thought the RFU were bad....

The RFL, worse at business and running their sport than the RFU. Not a great tag line really.

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1 minute ago, TrueBull said:

Big Nige is no longer at the RFL to explain why he didn't want to sell the Odsal head lease to Thorne, which then forced Thorne to walk away, stating that he has never tried to deal with such a bunch of incompetents in his life & he thought the RFU were bad....

The RFL, worse at business and running their sport than the RFU. Not a great tag line really.

Exactly. I wouldn't ahve been surprised after moving Wasps to Coventry if he wouldn't have tried bringing them to Odsal too

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29 minutes ago, thepimp007 said:

People saying the RFL shouldn't be hiring him need to have a look into their other main commentator who has a far far worse record than Mick shouting a couple of obscenities.

Which one? Not Dave Parkinson, who seems to do a lot of the non-Championship stuff and does a very good job.

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Strange video that Gledhill one. Was there some form of sit in protest (attended by “about 200” haha) at Odsal then? 

I don’t get the venom and vitriol aimed at the RFL either? Is he angry they’ve sanctioned the Dewsbury move? Angry they’re not throwing money at Odsal? 

Someone grabs the camera. I’d like to see that footage.

That’s not done his employment hopes much good but I can’t imagine there was a long queue wanting him anyway. 

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31 minutes ago, thepimp007 said:

Mick has been totally hung out to dry by someone intent on bringing on what has happened since his rant. End of the day as has been explained his fathers ashes were spread on the ground. It is disgusting the extent of what has been said about hi to be fair for a coupleof swear words.

People saying the RFL shouldn't be hiring him need to have a look into their other main commentator who has a far far worse record than Mick shouting a couple of obscenities.

As much as people cream off the RFL for all the "support" the have given the Bulls and how they are our crowning saviours, the comments by Mick have been brought on by themselves for me. Lets start with our current owner, who was "invited" by the RFL to take on the club. There was a very viable bid by David Thorne on the table to save the club and carry on all contracts for players and staff that had been signed prior to the last administration.

With player welfare in consideration they ignored that bid, let the club be liquidated to hand the keys to Chalmers. Thus leaving a host of players looking for contracts and the club a few weeks to crumple a side together. How on earth was that in the best interests of the club. Then as per the RFL rules the club should have started in league one. But to protect their precious summer bash and milk the Bradford fans as they would travel in the best numbers they decide to leave us in the championship without a squad and 12 points deducted. Things were ok until easter and once the loanees went back we had a bunch of kids fighting for their lives. Again no thought of player welfare. Does it involved Odsal itself their whole reasoning behind it?

The question needs to put to the right people why did the RFL not accept David Thrnes bid whenall was in place, and why did they specifically invite Chalmers to the club? It stinks and now he has turned his back on the lease they are trying to play hard ball back.

All irrelevant. When you're in the position that Mick is in, you don't film yourself saying those things. It's as simple as that.

If he was just a fan it would barely have raised an eyebrow, but he's not. He's an accredited RFL journalist/broadcaster.

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57 minutes ago, RigbyLuger said:

Which one? Not Dave Parkinson, who seems to do a lot of the non-Championship stuff and does a very good job.

No not Parkinson, George RIley

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21 hours ago, Gav Wilson said:

All irrelevant. When you're in the position that Mick is in, you don't film yourself saying those things. It's as simple as that.

If he was just a fan it would barely have raised an eyebrow, but he's not. He's an accredited RFL journalist/broadcaster.

  Yet the BBC have employed an individual done for drink/driving,and retained the services of an individual who made a sexist remark following the horrendous death of the owner of Leicester City FC - heard by far more than have seen/heard Mick's stupidity.

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Back on topic.

 

What about this for a possible scenario?

1. Andrew Chalmers takes the Bulls to Dewsbury though it would be easier for fans to get to Horsfall, Halifax or Keighley.

2. The Council cuts a deal with the RFL over the surrender of the lease of Odsal ... this creates a much larger area for sale to a commercial developer. As owner of the Bulls, Andrew Chalmers receives a consideration.

3. A shortfall in the number of fans attending "home games" in the first season at Shaw Cross renders the Bulls in financial straits. The solution is to merge them with the Dewsbury Rams ... both clubs banking on most of the travelling Bulls fans being persuaded it's the only viable option and, anyway, both teams already play in red, yellow and black.

4. Gareth Roberts starts a new team in Bradford, to play at Horsfall. A pitch that currently sits inside an athletics  track, has no carpark and holds a stunning 3500 fans. This assumes that the RFL will give him a place in the bottom league.

5. Everything would be hunky dory if we ignored the facts that the city had lost an iconic stadium and the sport has lost  a shedload of fans.

6. The Labour group that runs the council will make a show of wringing its hands in the local paper and say "Never mind, we've built a new outdoor cycling circuit only a mile away."

 


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6 hours ago, RugbyLeagueMan said:

Will you be taking up his job then? I'd love to hear you call games...

I have absolutely no interest in commentating on Bradford games. I'm happy doing my bit for York thank you!

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20 minutes ago, Angelic Cynic said:

  Yet the BBC have employed an individual done for drink/driving,and retained the services of an individual who made a sexist remark following the horrendous death of the owner of Leicester City FC - heard by far more than have seen/heard Mick's stupidity.

All whataboutery. Mick shouldn't have filmed himself saying what he said.

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24 minutes ago, Angelic Cynic said:

  Yet the BBC have employed an individual done for drink/driving,and retained the services of an individual who made a sexist remark following the horrendous death of the owner of Leicester City FC - heard by far more than have seen/heard Mick's stupidity.

I'm not convinced you will get much support for the above here, but it's not massively relevant to this thread.

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Rugby League fans are the biggest set of sanctimonious do-gooders in sport.

Players arrested for poor behaviour constantly. At least a few drug bans a year. Crowd trouble.

Yet still make out to be morally superior to other sports.

 

A fat lad gets drunk after working at his teams stadium for the last time ever, sends a daft video where he swears once to his pals. Some grass leaks it and you all lose your ###### and want him hung drawn and quartered.

Get a grip.

 
 
 
 
 

 

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48 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

Back on topic.

 

What about this for a possible scenario?

1. Andrew Chalmers takes the Bulls to Dewsbury though it would be easier for fans to get to Horsfall, Halifax or Keighley.

2. The Council cuts a deal with the RFL over the surrender of the lease of Odsal ... this creates a much larger area for sale to a commercial developer. As owner of the Bulls, Andrew Chalmers receives a consideration.

3. A shortfall in the number of fans attending "home games" in the first season at Shaw Cross renders the Bulls in financial straits. The solution is to merge them with the Dewsbury Rams ... both clubs banking on most of the travelling Bulls fans being persuaded it's the only viable option and, anyway, both teams already play in red, yellow and black.

4. Gareth Roberts starts a new team in Bradford, to play at Horsfall. A pitch that currently sits inside an athletics  track, has no carpark and holds a stunning 3500 fans. This assumes that the RFL will give him a place in the bottom league.

5. Everything would be hunky dory if we ignored the facts that the city had lost an iconic stadium and the sport has lost  a shedload of fans.

6. The Labour group that runs the council will make a show of wringing its hands in the local paper and say "Never mind, we've built a new outdoor cycling circuit only a mile away."

 

Almost as fanciful as the suggestion of the RFL building a stadium at Odsal to be used for 'big' games on the back of the 2021 RLWC.....

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2 hours ago, Tim Streets tache said:

 sends a daft video where he swears once to his pals. 

I assume you havent seen the video then?

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3 hours ago, Gav Wilson said:

All whataboutery. Mick shouldn't have filmed himself saying what he said.

  Absolutely he should NOT have behaved in such a disgraceful manner.That cannot be undone or unsaid.

  But in contrast to,and in comparison,with rugby league commentators with assault and other offences still in full employment and with higher wages than Mick makes from the sport he is always enthusiastic and encouraging about - apart from the odd occasion - it would seem unfair and unjust to treat him more harshly just because the individuals verbally abused are employed at The RFL. 


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1 minute ago, Angelic Cynic said:

  Absolutely he should NOT have behaved in such a disgraceful manner.That cannot be undone or unsaid.

  But in contrast to,and in comparison,with rugby league commentators with assault and other offences still in full employment and with higher wages than Mick makes from the sport he is always enthusiastic and encouraging about - apart from the odd occasion - it would seem unfair and unjust to treat him more harshly just because the individuals verbally abused are employed at The RFL. 

The bit in bold just isnt true. Or anywhere near true. He has publicly slated the game, its clubs, the RFL and refs over the last year, whilst working in the media and then hypocritically using the #positiverugbyleague nonsense.

In any field, if you verbally abused the CEO and Director if an organisation, dont be surprised if they dont use your services. It ain't a controversial approach tbh.

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4 minutes ago, Tim Streets tache said:

I have yeah? Don't think its the end of the world. 

I've seen and done a lot worse myself

Well he didnt swear just once to his pals, that's why I asked...

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1 hour ago, RigbyLuger said:

If anything, accusing time keepers of impropriety was actually worse.

Yes, that was a particularly positive bit of #positiverugbyleague

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5 hours ago, Angelic Cynic said:

  Absolutely he should NOT have behaved in such a disgraceful manner.That cannot be undone or unsaid.

  But in contrast to,and in comparison,with rugby league commentators with assault and other offences still in full employment and with higher wages than Mick makes from the sport he is always enthusiastic and encouraging about - apart from the odd occasion - it would seem unfair and unjust to treat him more harshly just because the individuals verbally abused are employed at The RFL. 

Has he actually been teated unjustly or are you responding to the usual slather on a forum? Maybe if something actually happens then it would be the time to comment.


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9 hours ago, Wolford6 said:

Back on topic.

 

What about this for a possible scenario?

1. Andrew Chalmers takes the Bulls to Dewsbury though it would be easier for fans to get to Horsfall, Halifax or Keighley.

2. The Council cuts a deal with the RFL over the surrender of the lease of Odsal ... this creates a much larger area for sale to a commercial developer. As owner of the Bulls, Andrew Chalmers receives a consideration.

3. A shortfall in the number of fans attending "home games" in the first season at Shaw Cross renders the Bulls in financial straits. The solution is to merge them with the Dewsbury Rams ... both clubs banking on most of the travelling Bulls fans being persuaded it's the only viable option and, anyway, both teams already play in red, yellow and black.

4. Gareth Roberts starts a new team in Bradford, to play at Horsfall. A pitch that currently sits inside an athletics  track, has no carpark and holds a stunning 3500 fans. This assumes that the RFL will give him a place in the bottom league.

5. Everything would be hunky dory if we ignored the facts that the city had lost an iconic stadium and the sport has lost  a shedload of fans.

6. The Labour group that runs the council will make a show of wringing its hands in the local paper and say "Never mind, we've built a new outdoor cycling circuit only a mile away."

 

1. Yes, but initially only for one year.

2. Why should AC receive any consideration? (Please remember this is a club only three years old before reacting.)

3. That is no solution and wouldn't even be considered by Dewsbury. They own a valuable asset, Bradford don't.

4. Highly unlikely.

5. This is not  scenario.

6. They are politicians responding to the interests of all of their constituents, the vast majority of whom don't watch RL. They are unlikely to build a cycling circuit aren't they?

7 Why are you anti-cycling?

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