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As Bradford Bulls have not been able to make a success of their recent tenure at Odsal and have no city home now, how about merging with Dewsbury to form the Dewsbury Bulls?  That way money could be invested to develop Owl Lane rather than blowing it on some new 'boutique' white elephant in Bradford. 

Look at the Oakland Raiders in the NFL.  They are moving to Las Vegas next year and will be called the Las Vegas Raiders.  NFL teams move quite often and tend to keep the nickname whilst changing the location to appeal to potential new local customers.  Makes sense to me and the NFL clubs know how to run themselves as sustainable entities.

Should the miracle happen and a new home is found for a professional club in Bradford the Bradford Bulls could be resurrected then.  A club playing in Dewsbury called Bradford will have little appeal to Dewsbury people and the Bradford fan base is likely to slowly drift away over time.  Don't believe that could happen to a once great club?  No?  I will leave you with one word as a potential domesday scenario - Swinton.

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I posted this on the rams forum page some time ago ......  but didn't really believe it  However with passing time and what is happening at the Bulls ..... who knows?  

Is it a bad idea or is it the future of our game?  .....  something has to change if RL is to be sustainable!

 

Well its the off season and always a good time for the conspiracy theories!! I was reflecting on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Rams and the Bulls!

The Rams are well managed, financially stable with a decent ground that they own and maintain ..... but no fan base to develop!

The Bulls are badly managed,  financially unstable with no ground...... but a massive fan base!!

In the business world its a no brainer the relative strengths and weaknesses and potential synergies would suggest some sort of merger would be good for business!

So a conversation might be how do we maximise the opportunity?  

Well lets play both teams  at Dewsbury for a couple of seasons and see how many fans we can attract from Bradford, after all  many Bulls fans will live in the Odsal, Low Moor and Cleckheaton areas with the 606 and the 62 giving easy and quick access to Owl Lane .... might be worth a punt!  lets give it a go and also muddy the ownership situation so that the stability of the Rams ownership could endear itself to the Bulls Faithful ... who have been badly treated for years! ... So we have 2 clubs playing out of the same ground with integrated ownership .... after a couple of years we might be able to form a new club dropping the Dewsbury and Bradford tags and create a franchise called the Rambulls!!  .... very 2021 ready and would undoubtedly be a SL contender! 

Maybe we could also get the owners of the Top House to buy the Barracks ... sorry Royal Oak! 

Well if I was a business consultant!!!    I think I might make this pitch to the respective owners of these 2 clubs where the strengths and weaknesses of both clubs could be consolidated and a sustainable and successful club developed ..... who knows if it works perhaps a brand new stadium share with Cleckheaton RUFC ... great location and lots of available land to build on!!  ... and even more synergies!

But of course these are just the musings of a fan missing his Sunday afternoon fix!  Roll on the new season!! 

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On 21/11/2019 at 18:36, the old nine ole said:

I posted this on the rams forum page some time ago ......  but didn't really believe it  However with passing time and what is happening at the Bulls ..... who knows?  

Is it a bad idea or is it the future of our game?  .....  something has to change if RL is to be sustainable!

 

Well its the off season and always a good time for the conspiracy theories!! I was reflecting on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Rams and the Bulls!

The Rams are well managed, financially stable with a decent ground that they own and maintain ..... but no fan base to develop!

The Bulls are badly managed,  financially unstable with no ground...... but a massive fan base!!

In the business world its a no brainer the relative strengths and weaknesses and potential synergies would suggest some sort of merger would be good for business!

So a conversation might be how do we maximise the opportunity?  

Well lets play both teams  at Dewsbury for a couple of seasons and see how many fans we can attract from Bradford, after all  many Bulls fans will live in the Odsal, Low Moor and Cleckheaton areas with the 606 and the 62 giving easy and quick access to Owl Lane .... might be worth a punt!  lets give it a go and also muddy the ownership situation so that the stability of the Rams ownership could endear itself to the Bulls Faithful ... who have been badly treated for years! ... So we have 2 clubs playing out of the same ground with integrated ownership .... after a couple of years we might be able to form a new club dropping the Dewsbury and Bradford tags and create a franchise called the Rambulls!!  .... very 2021 ready and would undoubtedly be a SL contender! 

Maybe we could also get the owners of the Top House to buy the Barracks ... sorry Royal Oak! 

Well if I was a business consultant!!!    I think I might make this pitch to the respective owners of these 2 clubs where the strengths and weaknesses of both clubs could be consolidated and a sustainable and successful club developed ..... who knows if it works perhaps a brand new stadium share with Cleckheaton RUFC ... great location and lots of available land to build on!!  ... and even more synergies!

But of course these are just the musings of a fan missing his Sunday afternoon fix!  Roll on the new season!! 

Shouting into the void TONO. This forum is pretty well dormant, you may have noticed.


Sport, amongst other things, is a dream-world offering escape from harsh reality and the disturbing prospect of change.

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Why should Dewsbury lose their club and their history because numerous Bradford owners have messed up the Northern/Bulls? Maybe Bradford should move home, but try living within their means. It's a novel idea, but it might just work.

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