Bradford fans should discover at 11.30am on Saturday if they still have a club to support. The beleaguered Bulls say they will announce the outcome of their desperate attempt to raise £1million to secure their future.
More immediately, the ailing Super League club need to reach £500,000 in pledges in order to stave off the threat of administration with HM Revenue and Customs thought to be ready to issue a winding-up petition over an outstanding tax bill.
A bumper crowd of 20,821 saw the Bulls beat rivals the Leeds Rhinos 12-4 on Friday night and helped boost the amount of money pledged so far to £380,000.
An auction of sporting memorabilia at Odsal on Thursday raised £28,000.
– Ryan Duckett, Chief Executive Bradford Bulls
We had brilliant response to our auction and our ticket office is
still very busy busy receiving pledges. To allow us to process all of the pledges and reconcile the receipts from last night's match, we will not be making any announcement until approximately 11.30am
– Matt Diskin, Bradford Bulls joint captain
As players, we've got no control over what happens. We put our confidence in the club and concentrate on what we do best which is train exceptionally well and hopefully to a standard that picks some points up at the weekend."