Championship 1989/90

Bradford Northern

Coaches
Ronald Willey (21)
Tommy Smales (16)
David Hobbs (16)
Biggest home crowd
12,748 (vs. Halifax in Semi Final)
Average home crowd
6,036
Top pointscorer
David Hobbs (215)
Top tryscorer
Gerald Cordle (31)

Coach Barry Seabourne quit before the first game of the season due to a player strike (Rothmans RL Yearbook 1990-91). Interim coaching was handled by assistant coach Tommy Smales and captain David Hobbs. They secured Ron Willey from Penrith as a full-time replacement, and he commenced the role on the 9th of October (Sandwell Evening Mail, 14/10/89, p34). Sometime in March 1990 (also according to Rothman's), Willey left the coaching role and David Hobbs resumed as player-coach, with the assistance of Tommy Smales, for the rest of the season (at least as of the game against Warrington on 25/3/90, according to the Liverpool Echo, 26/3/90, p23).

Results

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Date Competition   Opposition   Score Coach(es) Captain(s) Venue   Rank  
Sep 3rd Championship H Hull FC W 30 - 12 D Hobbs, T Smales   Odsal 6,458 3rd View
Sep 10th Championship A Warrington L 17 - 18 D Hobbs, T Smales   Wilderspool 5,529 5th View
Sep 17th Yorkshire Cup (1) A Leeds W 15 -  8 D Hobbs, T Smales   Headingley 13,214 View
Sep 24th Championship H St Helens W 28 - 18 D Hobbs, T Smales   Odsal 6,552 4th View
Sep 27th Yorkshire Cup (2) H Sheffield Eagles W 19 -  6 D Hobbs, T Smales   Odsal 4,210 View
Oct 1st Championship A Salford W 36 - 12 D Hobbs, T Smales   The Willows 4,059 4th View
Oct 5th Yorkshire Cup (SF) A Halifax D 16 - 16 D Hobbs, T Smales   Thrum 9,454 View
Oct 8th Championship H Barrow W 36 - 24 D Hobbs, T Smales   Odsal 3,747 3rd View
Oct 15th Yorkshire Cup (SF) H Halifax W 26 -  4 R Willey   Odsal 12,748 View
Oct 29th Championship H Leigh W 30 - 10 R Willey   Odsal 3,990 3rd View
Nov 5th Yorkshire Cup (F) H N Featherstone Rovers W 20 - 14 R Willey   Headingley 12,607 View
Nov 8th Championship A Castleford L 13 - 32 R Willey   Wheldon Road 5,171 6th View
Nov 15th Championship H Wigan L 15 - 16 R Willey   Odsal 6,930 4th View
Nov 19th Championship A Sheffield Eagles W 34 - 14 R Willey   Saltergate 2,986 4th View
Nov 26th Championship H Leeds W 14 - 13 R Willey   Odsal 11,441 4th View
Dec 3rd Regal Trophy (1) H Keighley W 38 - 10 R Willey   Odsal 3,260 View
Dec 10th Regal Trophy (2) A Leeds L  8 - 27 R Willey   Headingley 14,459 View
Jan 3rd Championship H Castleford W 24 - 16 R Willey   Odsal 5,065 7th View
Jan 7th Championship A Wigan L  0 - 12 R Willey   Central Park 13,443 7th View
Jan 14th Challenge Cup (P) A Leeds W 24 -  8 R Willey   Headingley 14,152 View
Jan 17th Championship H Widnes W 16 -  6 R Willey   Odsal 5,279 7th View
Jan 21st Championship A Leeds L  8 - 13 R Willey   Headingley 12,403 7th View
Jan 28th Challenge Cup (1) A Runcorn W 22 - 12 R Willey   Hoghton   View
Jan 31st Championship A St Helens L 10 - 32 R Willey   Knowsley 6,981 7th View
Feb 4th Championship A Leigh L 16 - 22 R Willey   Hilton Park 3,759 7th View
Feb 11th Challenge Cup (2) A Fulham W 20 -  2 R Willey   Polytechnic 1,685 View
Feb 18th Championship H Featherstone Rovers W 32 - 10 R Willey   Odsal 5,745 7th View
Feb 25th Challenge Cup (3) H Warrington L 10 - 12 R Willey   Odsal 9,114 View
Feb 28th Championship A Hull FC L  0 - 24 R Willey   Boulevard 3,976 6th View
Mar 4th Championship H Salford W 18 - 12     Odsal 3,459 6th View
Mar 11th Championship A Widnes W 40 - 14     Naughton 6,605 5th View
Mar 18th Championship H Sheffield Eagles W 28 - 16     Odsal 4,354 5th View
Mar 25th Championship H Warrington W 38 - 10 D Hobbs, T Smales   Odsal 4,293 5th View
Apr 1st Championship A Barrow W 60 -  6 D Hobbs, T Smales   Craven Park 1,483 4th View
Apr 8th Championship A Featherstone Rovers L 16 - 24 D Hobbs, T Smales   Post Office Road 4,879 6th View
Apr 13th Championship H Wakefield Trinity W 19 - 18 D Hobbs, T Smales   Odsal 5,274 4th View
Apr 16th Championship A Wakefield Trinity W 36 - 12 D Hobbs, T Smales   Belle Vue 5,006 4th View
Apr 22nd Premiership Trophy (1) H St Helens W 25 -  8 D Hobbs, T Smales   Odsal 6,725 View
May 6th Premiership Trophy (SF) A Wigan W  9 -  0 D Hobbs, T Smales   Central Park 18,835 View
May 13th Premiership Trophy (F) A N Widnes L  6 - 28 D Hobbs, T Smales   Old Trafford 40,796 View

40 games
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Players

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Player ↓ Rep Age App Int T G FG Pts
BARNETT, Steve   - - 2 - - - - List
BARRACLOUGH, Glenn   24 22 1 1 - - 4 List
COOPER, David   26 2 4 - 3 1 7 List
CORDLE, Gerald Great Britain 29 36 - 31 - - 124 List
CROFT, David   - 3 1 - - - - List
FAIRBANK, Karl Great Britain 26 29 2 11 - - 44 List
FRANCIS, Richard   - 23 5 9 - - 36 List
GILL, Henderson Great Britain England   29 8 2 6 - - 24 List
GRAYSHON, Paul   22 4 - - - - - List
GREEN, Alex   19 - 1 - - - - List
HALL, Darren   - - 1 - - - - List
HALL, Steve   22 1 1 1 - - 4 List
HAMER, Jon   24 11 - 1 - - 4 List
HARKIN, Paul Great Britain - 37 - 7 1 12 42 List
HELLEWELL, Phil   23 1 1 1 - - 4 List
HENJAK, Ivan NSW Country Origin 27 15 - 1 - - 4 List
HOBBS, David Great Britain England 31 35 1 5 95 5 215 List
JOHNSON, Errol   - 3 2 - - - - List
McGOWAN, Steve   26 38 - 14 - - 56 List
MACKAY, Graham   21 30 1 7 5 - 38 List
MARCHANT, Tony Great Britain 27 18 - 12 - - 48 List
MEDLEY, Paul Great Britain 23 21 6 13 - - 52 List
MOXON, Darren   19 1 1 1 - - 4 List
MUMBY, Keith Great Britain England 33 23 3 1 26 - 56 List
NOBLE, Brian Great Britain 29 23 - - - - - List
PENDLEBURY, John   29 16 1 3 1 - 14 List
RHODES, Paul   - - - - - - -  
RICHARDS, Craig   20 6 6 - - - - List
ROEBUCK, Neil   20 4 - 2 - - 8 List
SIMPSON, Roger   22 20 1 8 - - 32 List
SKERRETT, Kelvin Great Britain 23 27 2 6 - - 24 List
SNEE, Gavin   - 4 1 - - - - List
STEWART, Russell   - 23 4 - - - - List
TUFFS, Neil   - 6 4 1 - - 4 List
WILKINSON, Ian   29 28 - 4 - - 16 List
WILSON, Mark   24 2 8 2 - - 8 List
36 players 5 cur. / 11 tot. 25.34 40 games 148 131 18 872  

Legend: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral; W = Win, L = Loss, D = Draw, Rep = Representative Status, App = Starting Appearances, Int = Interchange Appearances.