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Bradford v Dons Sunday 23/6/24 3pm : Mon Jun 17, 2024 3:44 pm  
After the drubbing in France, we're following up with a very difficult game in West Yorkshire.

Bradford's last six games:


16th June: Whitehaven (A) Won 36-16
2nd June: Barrow (H) Won 36-24
25th May: Batley (A) Lost 21-20
19th May: Sheffield (H) Won 28-10
5th May: Swinton (A) Won 38-12
28th April: Widnes (H) Lost 14-13

Bradford have scored 171 whilst conceding 99. That's an average FOR of 28.5 per match, with 16.5 AGAINST.

Perhaps we can take some hope that Batley beat them but the size of their wins over Whitehaven and Sheffield suggest we're up against it.

We need a serious improvement on our last match, where we were dominated across the park. If Faraimo and Briscoe are back, it'll help. I wonder how far off Reece Lyne is? I thought Greg Burns was our best player in France.

I wonder if we will bring some players in, as mentioned by K&C? We could do with something to give us a boost.

I can't help but think the next game at Featherstone is a must win match. We can't afford for teams like Swinton to beat us 'at home'. If we don't win at Bradford, we need to get some confidence and self-belief back before the Swinton game.

Bookmakers prediction v Bradford: Dons to be getting 20 points start (but this could change depending on who is in our side).
Re: Bradford v Dons Sunday 23/6/24 3pm : Tue Jun 18, 2024 8:45 am  
Heart says we can make a game of it, head says another torrid Sunday afternoon. No settled side (injuries) some players simply not Championship standard, I posted that the table at the beginning of July would be probably reflect how we are, no easy games from now on in and every league point is going to be hard fought. Good luck.
Re: Bradford v Dons Sunday 23/6/24 3pm : Tue Jun 18, 2024 9:28 am  
Wilf Grimshaw wrote:
Heart says we can make a game of it, head says another torrid Sunday afternoon. No settled side (injuries) some players simply not Championship standard, I posted that the table at the beginning of July would be probably reflect how we are, no easy games from now on in and every league point is going to be hard fought. Good luck.

I agree. Every league point is going to be hard fought. The vital games are the ones between us and the likely bottom seven teams. Matches against Swinton, Barrow, Whitehaven, Batley, York and Dewsbury are key. I'm assuming Halifax will get out of the relegation scrap. York seem to have improved too.

Our plight isn't made any easier in that of those teams, we've only got Swinton and Barrow at home. Swinton is a 'virtual home game'.

Dewsbury will probably finish bottom in position 14. The next bottom team goes down and the third bottom is in a survival play-off match again the League One Grand Final winners.

Which teams do you think will finish is positions 12 and 13?
Re: Bradford v Dons Sunday 23/6/24 3pm : Tue Jun 18, 2024 10:24 am  
Double Movement wrote:
I agree. Every league point is going to be hard fought. The vital games are the ones between us and the likely bottom seven teams. Matches against Swinton, Barrow, Whitehaven, Batley, York and Dewsbury are key. I'm assuming Halifax will get out of the relegation scrap. York seem to have improved too.

Our plight isn't made any easier in that of those teams, we've only got Swinton and Barrow at home. Swinton is a 'virtual home game'.

Dewsbury will probably finish bottom in position 14. The next bottom team goes down and the third bottom is in a survival play-off match again the League One Grand Final winners.

Which teams do you think will finish is positions 12 and 13?

I can’t help thinking Barrow & the Dons are the most likely to finish in those positions (either way round).

The 'neutral venue' fixture against Swinton, the away game at Dewsbury and the last match in July at home against Barrow are massive for the Dons.
Re: Bradford v Dons Sunday 23/6/24 3pm : Fri Jun 21, 2024 4:53 pm  
Well looks like the 2 loan signings never materialised! I'd like to know the average age of the squad named for sunday, anyways it surely can't get any worse than last Saturday. I shall be attending milford tomorrow and bradford sunday for another rugby weekend COYD
Re: Bradford v Dons Sunday 23/6/24 3pm : Fri Jun 21, 2024 7:07 pm  
Kick and chase wrote:
Well looks like the 2 loan signings never materialised! I'd like to know the average age of the squad named for sunday, anyways it surely can't get any worse than last Saturday. I shall be attending milford tomorrow and bradford sunday for another rugby weekend COYD


Meanwhile Bradford have brought in Franklin Pele and two other Aussies Logan Bayliss-Brow and which is Lehman in this week two forwards and a back.

Featherstone since they went in special measures brought in two Super League forwards on loan despite supposedly having money issues.

Makes you wonder why we struggle so much to do likewise
Re: Bradford v Dons Sunday 23/6/24 3pm : Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:27 pm  
Both are surprisingly not in Bradford's squad and both Doro and Lawrence miss out too, they still obviously have quality in Appo, Lilley and Oakes but it doesn't look an unbeatable squad and if we were to receive 20pts from the bookies I'd be tempted
Re: Bradford v Dons Sunday 23/6/24 3pm : Sat Jun 22, 2024 10:13 am  
The Dons last victory in the away games played at Odsal was on 4th September 1963 winning 16-8.Since then they have lost all the next 14 league & cup games played at Odsal.The Dons last victory against Bradford was in a home league game played on April 22nd 1973 winning 18-7.
Re: Bradford v Dons Sunday 23/6/24 3pm : Sun Jun 23, 2024 6:36 am  
Bet365 ...

Bradford -18 10/11
Dons +18 10/11
Handicap Draw 16/1
Re: Bradford v Dons Sunday 23/6/24 3pm : Sun Jun 23, 2024 8:54 am  
Skybet ...

Bradford -20 10/11
Dons +20 10/11
Handicap Draw 20/1
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