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Should fans take the Bulls by the horns?

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Matt Slater | 14:32 UK time, Friday, 13 April 2012

The Bradford Bulls Supporters Trust was set up three years ago by volunteers who shared two beliefs: the success of the Bulls was vital to the well-being of Bradford; and fans could do more to help than just turn up and cheer.

Not blessed with much spare time and confident the club's directors must know what they were doing, the trust decided to focus its attention on the team's talent pipeline. And so BullBuilder was born, a democratic organisation designed to subsidise the club's academy and junior teams.

What the trust was not designed to do, however, was form a board in waiting for that moment when those directors who must know what they are doing announce the club needs £1m by the end of April or else. That moment came late last month when Bulls chairman Peter Hood revealed the gory truth of the club's finances.

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