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"Come on Northern": The Fall and Rise of Bradford Northern RLFC 1954 to 1965 Paperback – 29 Aug 2012

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: London League Publications Ltd (29 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903659639
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903659632
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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The collapse of Bradford Northern RLFC in December 1963 sent shock waves throughout rugby league in Great Britain. Northern were the first team to appear in three successive Wembley Cup finals, from 1947 to 1949, and were top of the league at the start of the 1954-55 season. However, by December 1963, this once proud club had sunk to the bottom of the league table and withdrew from the competition in mid-season. It was the first time since the 1920s that a team had pulled out of the league without completing their fixtures. Their membership of the Rugby Football League was terminated and that season's record was expunged. No club in the game's history had fallen from the heights quite like the old Northern. Their subsequent re-entry to the league was a great achievement for two men of vision - former Odsal greats, Trevor Foster and Joe Phillips. The acclaimed rugby league historian, Trevor Delaney, recalls this period in the club's turbulent history. A lifelong Bradford Northern supporter, who first entered Odsal Stadium at the age of eight, he has researched every game and crucial meeting from 1954 to 1965. Fully illustrated, with comprehensive statistics and information on Odsal's pioneering floodlights, "Come on Northern" is an essential read for everyone interested in rugby league.

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A useful and entertaining piece of Bradford Northern rugby league history. Some of the 'bad old days' with some of the truly great characters who graced the game with their skills and talents.
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Not read the book yet, its a Christmas present for my Dad...

Keep them coming Trevor, well done.....

Toby ( Bradford Council )
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Bought this for my dad as a Father's Day present and he loves it. Quite apt considering the troubles faced by the club over the last 5 years.
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A great read, and with the problems the Bulls have had, just shows that sometimes lightning does strike twice in the same place
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Good rugby league history from a great author
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