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No Reprieve
Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:19 am
Johnbulls Eddie Hemmings's Wig
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According to todays Telegraph and Argus an informed source has told them that there will be no reprieve regarding relegation and there are definitley no plans to rejig the Championship to keep us in it.
How reliable there informed source is we can only guess at.
Re: No Reprieve
Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:21 am
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Good.

Let's rebuild from the bottom. If we can stay full time, win the league, come back up and the go from that point.
Re: No Reprieve
Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:58 am
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Who's financing this 'rebuild'?
Re: No Reprieve
Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:01 am
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Would rather we started at the bottom than stay in championship on a technicality.
Re: No Reprieve
Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:36 am
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We just need certainty and it needs to be official not from some shadowy "informed source".

As for whether the club can survive (let alone re-build) that's another matter. C1 will definitely see lower crowds. There's no way the club can afford the Odsal rent and upkeep. Perhaps closing the terrace might save some money so perhaps we'll all be in the stand next year? I bet that fills you all with joy. I've yet to see any real evidence that the fundamental reasons for our decline (lack of money) have been addressed. If anything things are worse. The silence from the owners hardly helps. There may be rumours abounding of Koukash giving us a few quid but really?

To all intents and purposes the downward spiral continues. If it weren't for the academy gradually recovering it'd be uniformly bad news all round.

On the bright side we'll have no points deduction.
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Re: No Reprieve
Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:44 am
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Bullseye wrote:
On the bright side we'll have no points deduction.


That's a bold statement to make considering we're in this situation often, only for something else to crop up afterwards and we lose another load of points!
Re: No Reprieve
Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:01 am
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It seems to be a popular line 'rebuild in NL1'. I'm fairly sure we heard that when we were relegated from SL as well.

With the little info we have it seems to me that we continue to play in an oversized stadium that we couldn't afford in SL or Championship. Central funding is reducing each year as we plummet. Crowds continue to drop as we plummet. Sponsorship value will follow the trend of our profile and support base which all continue to drop.

So I ask again, who or what is funding this 'rebuild'? Or is it just a nice thought to ignore the reality of our situation? Professional RL for the Bulls looks to be coming to an end to me.
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Re: No Reprieve
Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:03 am
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HamsterChops wrote:
That's a bold statement to make considering we're in this situation often, only for something else to crop up afterwards and we lose another load of points!


Especially with the impending employment tribunal in January 2018, scarily close to the start of the new season... You just know the RFL, even though they are themselves implicated in it, will find a way to fudge something and "reward" us with a points deduction, or take away our central funding monies yet again, or both!
Re: No Reprieve
Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:09 am
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Bully_Boxer wrote:
It seems to be a popular line 'rebuild in NL1'. I'm fairly sure we heard that when we were relegated from SL as well.

With the little info we have it seems to me that we continue to play in an oversized stadium that we could afford in SL or Championship. Central funding is reducing each year as we plummet. Crowds continue to drop as we plummet. Sponsorship value will follow the trend of our profile and support base which all continue to drop.

So I ask again, who or what is funding this 'rebuild'? Or is it just a nice thought to ignore the reality of our situation? Professional RL for the Bulls looks to be coming to an end to me.


Well it seems pretty obvious the first team will be a mix of part time and full time in 2018. I'd like to know the ratio of part time to full time.

Like you I'm dubious about the "rebuild in C1" quote. It's a throwaway line that doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Unless the fundamental reason for our decline - lack of money brought about by money pit of a stadium and poor management - is sorted then Admin 4 and complete oblivion is assured.

But then again maybe it is all sorted. How else are wages and bills being paid? We must be bringing in a fraction of the money we were this time last year. Ok overheads are bound to be less but I reckon income is way less too.
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Re: No Reprieve
Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:34 am
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Relegation has been nailed on for a few weeks now,
performances have deserved it so nobody can be surprised.
If a shady restructure save us it will have been agreed with CHALOW before the season started and was mentioned months ago..
It also wouldn't surprise me if relegation wasn't agreed at the outset too.
The whole post liquidation saga stinks, to me it has been masterminded by the RFL and A.N.Other (Leo group maybe?) that the bulls are kept on life support, until a pocket linning deal for all other parties, i.e fat Nige, The RFL and the Moriarty figure who will be revealed.

Someone called it with so called "inside info" last year I though it was tosh it now seems bang right.
Chalmers and Lowe are RFL patsies to throw the fans and the wider RL community off the sent.
The bringing in of Toovey an elaborate rouge (big name) to look like they had good intentions for the club.

Then new stadium / RFL head quarters on Dunnies, massive Bio plant on Odsal, Nige buys Pukka pies and is linked up to a 24hr supply line with the profits.
as far as the Bulls goes who cares?

Mr Wasps, Koukash or maybe even Lamb would have invested maybe and had the club at heart.
That's just my opinion,
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