A meeting between players at Bradford Bulls and the administrator was cancelled this morning. Brendan Guilfoyle, partner at P&A Partnership and administrator at the rugby league club has said sorry for it.
Late last night I decided to cancel it as I had no update for the players and told them to have a day off. Unfortunately it was too late for the message to get through by the time we contacted the captain, the players’ representatives and their solicitors.
We have been in touch with the captain, Matt Diskin to give a personal apology to him and his team mates - I recognise how unsettling it was for the players.”
500 people turned up to support the club at the Guide Post Hotel in Bradford last night.
I am sure the passion and tangible support offered by fans will play a significant part in any rescue. It has already had an effect. One businessman who had rejected any involvement rang me after the meeting and said he had changed his mind. He has now asked to look at the numbers, based on the loyalty and support shown by fans.
The deadline for the administration has now been extended until 10 July, but Mr Guilfoyle said there can be no further extension unless a buyer is found. It means the home match against London Broncos will go ahead on Sunday.
I cannot state strongly enough that I am not speaking to any former directors or shareholders, or anyone who has ever acted as a director, about buying the Club.
I am desperately looking for ways for this Club to survive and genuinely looking for purchasers. I would urge Bradford’s business community to rally round and see how they can save this Club. This City should be proud of its fan base, who are a real asset to anyone buying Bradford Bulls.
The Bulls' future remains uncertain as the RFL wait to see plans of four potential saviours willing to take the club out of administration.
The RFL has released a statement saying it remains "positive" about the future of the Bradford Bulls following a meeting with administrators
Prospective buyers of Bradford Bulls have until noon to finalise their bids for the financially-stricken Super League club.