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Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Posted by reffy on Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:57 pm
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Are moving to Dewsbury for 2 years while a new stadium is built in Bradford. End of an era at Odsal
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Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:21 am
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:21 am
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Are moving to Dewsbury for 2 years while a new stadium is built in Bradford. End of an era at Odsal


Dewsbury is such a lovely place. After all it produced the Burgess brothers.
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Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:21 am
Posted by Willzay on Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:21 am
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This has terminal disaster written all over it. What happens if the new stadium doesn’t get built?
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Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:26 am
Posted by Him on Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:26 am
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This has terminal disaster written all over it. What happens if the new stadium doesn’t get built?

Yep. Sadly has the signs of another club owner with a bigger ego than bank balance.

Chalmers seems intent on sticking it to the Council/RFL rather than actually sorting the issue.

If I were the RFL I’d sell the lease back to the Council and so allow them to sell the land, presumably for housing.
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Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:16 am
Posted by roofaldo2 on Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:16 am
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Him wrote:
Yep. Sadly has the signs of another club owner with a bigger ego than bank balance.

Chalmers seems intent on sticking it to the Council/RFL rather than actually sorting the issue.

If I were the RFL I’d sell the lease back to the Council and so allow them to sell the land, presumably for housing.


It costs the Bulls £300k a year just to keep Odsal running. For a midtable Championship side, that's a lot of money. Especially as the central funding is being reduced next year so that SL clubs can have a bigger slice of the pie.

If you were renting a house and on top of the rent you had to pay for repairs and upkeep of the place while your landlord sat back and expected you to keep paying, you'd tell them to stuff it too.
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Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:24 am
Posted by bewareshadows on Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:24 am
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Good luck to them. Odsal is a great location for away fans. But development wise its a hole that would suck vast sums of money to bring up to a modern day standard.
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Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:00 am
Posted by nkpom on Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:00 am
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Sad to say there's obviously no figure like Trevor Foster around to resolve the mess that the Bulls have become. Not only is this a tragedy for the city of Bradford but a real threat to the prosperity of the game. We're walking away from the second largest city in the "heartland" for short term political ends.
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Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:15 am
Posted by Fantastic Mr Catpiss on Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:15 am
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Good luck to them. Odsal is a great location for away fans. But development wise its a hole that would suck vast sums of money to bring up to a modern day standard.



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Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:21 am
Posted by Mild mannered Janitor on Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:21 am
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I think the original quote about location was that it was only a very short distance from a motorway junction and easy to get to.

I don't think they were referring to the supporter experience of being at Odsal, which lets face it, was only ok if the weather was reasonable.
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Post Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:28 am
Posted by FearTheVee on Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:28 am
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I think it's a smart move in many ways. Bulls at Odsal is death by a thousand cuts - something needs to change in terms of their home and if this focusses minds so be it.
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