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The Bulls away.. : Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:26 pm  
While Bradford away on a cold night isn't the most appealling fixture ever i'l be there hoping for something similar to the tight victory we had a couple of years back...Bulls 12 Fax 16.
Re: The Bulls away.. : Wed Mar 27, 2024 4:00 pm  
I'll be having a wander around Hebden Bridge. Bullies 28v14 Fax. I really hope i'm wrong.
Re: The Bulls away.. : Wed Mar 27, 2024 4:22 pm  
I will be there and hopefully the heavens will not open well at least not during the game. Just seen our squad and we have 2 in on DR but with Calcott out for the year and Douglas having a set back in his recovery why as Leon Ruan a prop who is higher up the pecking order at Leeds than Hudson been sent on a months loan to Donny instead of coming to us. Either Leeds have done this which just shows you all you need to know about DR or he was offered to us and we said no thanks. There is a history of other clubs benefiting more from our DR parteners than us so why should this one be any different. As for the game both sides are missing players so for me i would take any win ugly or otherwise.
Re: The Bulls away.. : Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:36 pm  
terry silver wrote:
I will be there and hopefully the heavens will not open well at least not during the game. Just seen our squad and we have 2 in on DR but with Calcott out for the year and Douglas having a set back in his recovery why as Leon Ruan a prop who is higher up the pecking order at Leeds than Hudson been sent on a months loan to Donny instead of coming to us. Either Leeds have done this which just shows you all you need to know about DR or he was offered to us and we said no thanks. There is a history of other clubs benefiting more from our DR parteners than us so why should this one be any different. As for the game both sides are missing players so for me i would take any win ugly or otherwise.

It would be very interesting to get an answer to that.
Re: The Bulls away.. : Thu Mar 28, 2024 8:16 am  
Should be a tight game despite the injuries, the pitch does not allow for anything else really. Bradford also have a lot of injuries but outside 1,6, and 7, for the first time in many years their squad looks stronger than ours on paper. Hopefully our lads can step up to the challenge.
Re: The Bulls away.. : Thu Mar 28, 2024 8:49 am  
Appreciate people aren’t a fan of dr but with a two man squad Kieran Hudson will probably feature , 6ft 5 17 plus stone , can hopefully make an impression which will likely be a war of attrition.
Re: The Bulls away.. : Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:49 am  
I'll take any win, no matter how ugly.

Anyone else concerned that we're constantly unable to name a 21 man squad? This is the 3rd 20 man squad we have named in 4 games I think.
Re: The Bulls away.. : Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:42 am  
Brew wrote:
I'll take any win, no matter how ugly.

Anyone else concerned that we're constantly unable to name a 21 man squad? This is the 3rd 20 man squad we have named in 4 games I think.

We're probably doing everything on't cheap, there's no incentive to do owt else really. Where Bradford are suddenly getting their brass from, well who knows. They have named six loanees/DR'S in their squad for tomorrow. Sounds familiar? There are at least 29 players out on loan or DR at the moment, some going from SL to SL clubs! Leeds, our wonderful partners, currently have players at four clubs, York, Bradford, Doncaster and ourselves. What a mess and what a sad pointer that is to the future of the game. There in a nutshell is probably your answer to why clubs are going with smaller squads. What it says for the validity of the league tables, well make your own minds up.
Re: The Bulls away.. : Thu Mar 28, 2024 3:39 pm  
Brew wrote:
I'll take any win, no matter how ugly.

Anyone else concerned that we're constantly unable to name a 21 man squad? This is the 3rd 20 man squad we have named in 4 games I think.

I am concerned too, and just think without DR we would only be able to name 18.
Re: The Bulls away.. : Fri Mar 29, 2024 4:18 pm  
Hudd-Shay wrote:
We're probably doing everything on't cheap, there's no incentive to do owt else really. Where Bradford are suddenly getting their brass from, well who knows. They have named six loanees/DR'S in their squad for tomorrow. Sounds familiar? There are at least 29 players out on loan or DR at the moment, some going from SL to SL clubs! Leeds, our wonderful partners, currently have players at four clubs, York, Bradford, Doncaster and ourselves. What a mess and what a sad pointer that is to the future of the game. There in a nutshell is probably your answer to why clubs are going with smaller squads. What it says for the validity of the league tables, well make your own minds up.


Bradford are an investable prospect as far as anyone is in RL(see today’s news). Starting at 14th in the IMG table, I would think some targeted investment could pay dividends. Corporate and sponsorship is where our brass is coming from.

Leeds D/R is different. A year on from the disruption it caused us last year, how it worked for us is starting to leak. I don’t know if it is all SL clubs , or specific to Leeds, but they were deciding week by week who was available and if we selected them they had to go in the 17. There was pressure, and expectation , that we would select them if offered.
This year we’re going for targeted loans, specific to what we need, and when we need them.

Anyway, see you tonight, I think the state of our pitch will remind you of home
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