League Express ‘Man of the Year’, Bradford Bulls chairman Marc Green, has warned the club’s fans that they are set for some “uncomfortable viewing” in 2015, as they embark on a new campaign in unfamiliar surroundings – the Championship.
Green believes that the Bulls will be the biggest team to play in England’s second tier for a long time, and expects the rest of the division to raise their game against them – just as is often seen in football’s cup competitions.
“We will unarguably be the biggest team to play in that league in modern times,” he told the Telegraph and Argus. “As a result, you expect every single team you come up against to step up their game when they play us.
“It’s like Sheffield United from the third division doing brilliantly to beat Premier League opposition (Southampton) in the League Cup recently.
“Nine times out of ten, you would put your house on the Premier League team winning and Sheffield United won’t beat every team in League One this season.
“However, they step up their game against higher-placed opposition and that’s how I see the pitfalls for next year. When we go to places like Batley and Whitehaven, they’re going to want to prove a point – and that can make for uncomfortable viewing.”