How the mighty have fallen right?! Will Bradford ever fully recover from their years of woe? Well now maybe a start as the Bulls suffered yet another relegation into Kingstone Press League 1.
Yes, another division dropped but probably for the best as they have a chance to start afresh in their potential recovery back to the top.
An action they possibly should have taken this season instead of starting 12 points behind everyone else but regardless, they made the call to remain in the Championship and paid the price.
Let’s look back at their “positives and negatives” of this season and whether they will return to the big time!
Best Performance: Bradford Bulls 72-16 Rochdale Hornets
If you had to pick a fantastic performance from the Bulls, then their 72-16 home thumping of Rochdale Hornets has to be chosen.
True, they were long confirmed to be relegated to League 1 and the Hornets’ season had effectively ended in advance, with them surviving relegation but also missing out the Championship Shield semi-final easily.
Nevertheless, the Bulls ended their season in fine style, sending their loyal fans with something to smile about from the Provident stadium.
Youngsters Ethan Ryan and Ross Peltier each scored two tries, with further touchdowns coming from James Bentley, Vila Halafihi, Liam Kirk, Sam Hallas, Ross Oakes, Joe Keyes, Scott Moore and Cory Aston.
Rochdale could only respond through Jordan Case, Chris Riley and Jack Holmes as the League 1 champions were simply no match!
One of the few occasions the Bulls were awesome for the full 80 minutes; hopefully the first step toward their rebuild!