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Re: Dunning confirmed as Head Coach : Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:24 am  
Looking at some of the comments on the clubs Facebook account, I really hope Dunning doesn't read it. Whilst we all have reservations about the motivation behind his appointment, he himself hasn't done anything wrong. It makes me cringe that the poor bloke may see some of the extreme responses.
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Re: Dunning confirmed as Head Coach : Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:37 am  
The spending "in the bottom half of the league" is just a bit of headline grabbing and gets the desired effect as its Bradford. Note, he hasn't tweeted Widnes, Londons budget for next year...

He can't know ANY teams exact budget for next year as no club would divulge that info. Plus I'd league positions, St sales will all have an impact on budgets. He's just looked at it that we're likely spending less than Fev, Toulouse, Fax, Newcastle and thrown in the line "Bottom half budget" as it's creates a reaction.
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Re: Dunning confirmed as Head Coach : Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:24 am  
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The spending "in the bottom half of the league" is just a bit of headline grabbing and gets the desired effect as its Bradford. Note, he hasn't tweeted Widnes, Londons budget for next year...

He can't know ANY teams exact budget for next year as no club would divulge that info. Plus I'd league positions, St sales will all have an impact on budgets. He's just looked at it that we're likely spending less than Fev, Toulouse, Fax, Newcastle and thrown in the line "Bottom half budget" as it's creates a reaction.


York and Keighley will have bigger budgets next year than Bulls so that's already 6 teams, John Kear also said he has a bigger budget at Widnes so that puts us in lower half of league no?
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Re: Dunning confirmed as Head Coach : Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:26 am  
On the current crowds and their downward trajectory I'd be amazed if we aren't on a "bottom half" budget next year. Time to face facts. If that's the case we need a radical culture change in the club so we get more out of less - a bit like Batley. Carry on with the same half assed approach and we'll be seeing the administrators again within 12-18months and there won't be anyone lining up to pick up the pieces.
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Re: Dunning confirmed as Head Coach : Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:29 am  
Just to add to that I'd be willing to get back on board if I saw evidence of a genuine change on and off the field with some actual leadership and visibility from the main man. There used to be 5 regulars amongst our group. That dropped to 2 after 2016 and then to none now. The latent support won't remain latent forever.

We've turned into Huddersfield Barracudas. A club playing in an old relic of a ground, in front of 3 figure crowds, trading on past glories. Waiting for a Ken Davy to turn up.
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Re: Dunning confirmed as Head Coach : Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:10 pm  
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On the current crowds and their downward trajectory I'd be amazed if we aren't on a "bottom half" budget next year. Time to face facts. If that's the case we need a radical culture change in the club so we get more out of less - a bit like Batley. Carry on with the same half assed approach and we'll be seeing the administrators again within 12-18months and there won't be anyone lining up to pick up the pieces.


I'd actually be comfortable with that. It takes the decision to stop going out of my hands. My misguided loyalty is knowing no bounds at the minute...I can't stop going
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Re: Dunning confirmed as Head Coach : Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:13 pm  
Hello fellow Rugby League fans ! Yes I’m from over the hill. The majority of you seem to be despondent over the choice of your new coach.
When Richard Marshall left and Grix was placed as interim coach and eventually given the main job, all the same views and comments were banded around our supporters. The board gave him time and support to put together the squad we have now (which you have to admit are doing OK). Give Dunning time to build his own squad and I feel you will be happy with his appointment
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Re: Dunning confirmed as Head Coach : Fri Jul 08, 2022 6:59 pm  
Faxlore wrote:
Hello fellow Rugby League fans ! Yes I’m from over the hill. The majority of you seem to be despondent over the choice of your new coach.
When Richard Marshall left and Grix was placed as interim coach and eventually given the main job, all the same views and comments were banded around our supporters. The board gave him time and support to put together the squad we have now (which you have to admit are doing OK). Give Dunning time to build his own squad and I feel you will be happy with his appointment

Grix had plenty of experience of SL and Championship as a player.

Obviously that’s not mandatory, but I think the bigger issue will be that he won’t be “supported” in assembling a decent squad.

Like you say, time will tell but I would be very surprised if Dunning is still coach in 2-3 years and we’ve made significant progress.
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Re: Dunning confirmed as Head Coach : Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:40 pm  
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Grix had plenty of experience of SL and Championship as a player.

Obviously that’s not mandatory, but I think the bigger issue will be that he won’t be “supported” in assembling a decent squad.

Like you say, time will tell but I would be very surprised if Dunning is still coach in 2-3 years and we’ve made significant progress.

I'd be even more surprised if there is a club in 2 -3 years time.
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Re: Dunning confirmed as Head Coach : Fri Jul 08, 2022 8:00 pm  
Horrible start for him tonight, frankly dire. Still on the bus.
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