Akbar's boss to hold talks with Bradford Bulls over offer of cash help

Omar Khan

Shabir Hussain

First published in Sport Asian Image: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

A Bradford curry boss who pledged to give up to £150,000 to help return Bradford Bulls to financial stability has yet to make any arrangements with its new owners, it has been confirmed.

The Telegraph & Argus reported in July how a representative from Bradford restaurant chain Akbar’s said its manager Shabir Hussain was willing to give the Super League side between £25,000 and £50,000 “unconditionally” per year for the next three years after he left a consortium which was vying to save the club from administration.

New owner and rival restaurant boss Omar Khan last week told a crowd of around 500 supporters he had yet to hear from Akbar’s when asked about the comments during a fans’ forum at Odsal Stadium.

But last night, Dill Butt, corporate director at the restaurant chain, said there were still “creases” to be ironed out and a meeting would be held once the new outfit, which includes former Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe, had its new club structure fully in place.

“We are waiting and seeing what will transpire,” he added.

The offer of cash was made after Mr Hussain left the ABC consortium of Bradford businessmen, which had initially led the bidding when the club entered administration on June 26.

When he left the group, which failed to secure a deal for the club because of the conditions attached to its offer, his spokesman Mr Butt told the T&A he would donate between £25,000 and £50,000 a year to the club, with the final amount to be decided.

At the time Mr Butt said there were no “ulterior motives” with the ground or a commercial interest in the club, but the donation would be to help it get its “cash flow sorted”.

Mr Khan yesterday said the money would be “helpful” to the club, which has been forced to sacrifice a “sizeable” chunk of its £1.2 million central funding from the RFL as part of the deal which saw it awarded a 12-month probationary Super League licence.

He said: “It’s something the fans are asking about. We would love to give them publicity and to say they have made a donation towards the club.”

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2:58pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Mumby was the best says...

So omar takes over takes all the glory but still wants 150k that akbars originally were going to put up to save bulls, your on your own now omar so get on with it why should they give you the same money you paid for club and you get the glory ? Get sutcliffe to use odsal as his 2nd home.
So omar takes over takes all the glory but still wants 150k that akbars originally were going to put up to save bulls, your on your own now omar so get on with it why should they give you the same money you paid for club and you get the glory ? Get sutcliffe to use odsal as his 2nd home. Mumby was the best
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4:41pm Tue 2 Oct 12

theviking62 says...

Mumby was the best wrote:
So omar takes over takes all the glory but still wants 150k that akbars originally were going to put up to save bulls, your on your own now omar so get on with it why should they give you the same money you paid for club and you get the glory ? Get sutcliffe to use odsal as his 2nd home.
Read this again, insider, shows how much you know or can remember. You are one thick piece.

Thanks Sheffield, just using it as reminder to an empty vessel.


Mumby was the best wrote:
John bateman , you know the one you said was going nowhere. On the akbars story why should they now give money while omar takes all the credit for saving bulls,
T&A 28th July 2012
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An Akbar’s representative yesterday said its managing director Shabir Hussain had left the consortium but was willing to “unconditionally

� pay Bulls up to £50,000 cash per year for the next three years. He confirmed the money would be paid directly to Bradford Bulls, regardless of who took over the club.

Dill Butt, corporate director, said Mr Hussain would donate between £25,000 and £50,000 a year – with the final amount to be decided.

“We have no ulterior motives with the ground or a commercial interest in Bradford Bulls,” he said.

“The donation would be to help them get their cash flow sorted.

“We’re not asking for shares or a place on the board of directors or anything like that. It’s just a donation.

“Bradford Bulls means a lot to a lot of people in Bradford.”
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Thats why! Next....
[quote][p][bold]Mumby was the best[/bold] wrote: So omar takes over takes all the glory but still wants 150k that akbars originally were going to put up to save bulls, your on your own now omar so get on with it why should they give you the same money you paid for club and you get the glory ? Get sutcliffe to use odsal as his 2nd home.[/p][/quote]Read this again, insider, shows how much you know or can remember. You are one thick piece. Thanks Sheffield, just using it as reminder to an empty vessel. Mumby was the best wrote: John bateman , you know the one you said was going nowhere. On the akbars story why should they now give money while omar takes all the credit for saving bulls, T&A 28th July 2012 . An Akbar’s representative yesterday said its managing director Shabir Hussain had left the consortium but was willing to “unconditionally � � pay Bulls up to £50,000 cash per year for the next three years. He confirmed the money would be paid directly to Bradford Bulls, regardless of who took over the club. Dill Butt, corporate director, said Mr Hussain would donate between £25,000 and £50,000 a year – with the final amount to be decided. “We have no ulterior motives with the ground or a commercial interest in Bradford Bulls,” he said. “The donation would be to help them get their cash flow sorted. “We’re not asking for shares or a place on the board of directors or anything like that. It’s just a donation. “Bradford Bulls means a lot to a lot of people in Bradford.” . Thats why! Next.... theviking62
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4:51pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Mumby was the best says...

Why did you answer the empty vessel Viking? Is a coffin then empty vessel you mean ?
Why did you answer the empty vessel Viking? Is a coffin then empty vessel you mean ? Mumby was the best
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5:03pm Tue 2 Oct 12

theviking62 says...

Rattle,rattle, rattle. Empty vessel. I answered to point out your lack of knowledge and the ignorance of your post. Insider,you should be inside.
Rattle,rattle, rattle. Empty vessel. I answered to point out your lack of knowledge and the ignorance of your post. Insider,you should be inside. theviking62
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5:10pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Mumby was the best says...

Do you say that to sheffield ?
Do you say that to sheffield ? Mumby was the best
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5:18pm Tue 2 Oct 12

theviking62 says...

Rattle, rattle, rattle.
Rattle, rattle, rattle. theviking62
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5:19pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Capabull says...

Viking ignore it, don`t feed the troll its what it craves
Viking ignore it, don`t feed the troll its what it craves Capabull
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5:22pm Tue 2 Oct 12

localydocaly says...

all talk & no money, rivals ???
all talk & no money, rivals ??? localydocaly
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5:22pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Mumby was the best says...

Viking logs on under his alias Capabull in jealous shocker
Viking logs on under his alias Capabull in jealous shocker Mumby was the best
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5:25pm Tue 2 Oct 12

theviking62 says...

Cappabull, I occasionally, like to annoy it. I know it's not really worth it, as it just comes rattling back. Talking garbage, insulting folk, showing his ignorance of all things Bulls.
Cappabull, I occasionally, like to annoy it. I know it's not really worth it, as it just comes rattling back. Talking garbage, insulting folk, showing his ignorance of all things Bulls. theviking62
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5:25pm Tue 2 Oct 12

theviking62 says...

Cappabull, I occasionally, like to annoy it. I know it's not really worth it, as it just comes rattling back. Talking garbage, insulting folk, showing his ignorance of all things Bulls.
Cappabull, I occasionally, like to annoy it. I know it's not really worth it, as it just comes rattling back. Talking garbage, insulting folk, showing his ignorance of all things Bulls. theviking62
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6:03pm Tue 2 Oct 12

bradfordlad says...

Omar genuinely cares for the Bradford Bulls and wants the Bulls to succeed .The other potential purchasers were only interested in buying the bulls because of the site and possible opportunities to redevelop. I doubt Akbars will help as its a business rival from his point of view
Omar genuinely cares for the Bradford Bulls and wants the Bulls to succeed .The other potential purchasers were only interested in buying the bulls because of the site and possible opportunities to redevelop. I doubt Akbars will help as its a business rival from his point of view bradfordlad
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6:10pm Tue 2 Oct 12

localydocaly says...

thats got housing writtern all over it ???? has it not
thats got housing writtern all over it ???? has it not localydocaly
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6:20pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Mumby was the best says...

Of course Akbars are going to give Omar loads of cash so he can open an Omars in the Coral stand and do Akbars out of potential business.
Of course Akbars are going to give Omar loads of cash so he can open an Omars in the Coral stand and do Akbars out of potential business. Mumby was the best
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6:31pm Tue 2 Oct 12

bradfordlad says...

If he said that he would give the bulls 50k a year then maybe he should stick to his word then ... or was it just a publicity stunt just like his bid
If he said that he would give the bulls 50k a year then maybe he should stick to his word then ... or was it just a publicity stunt just like his bid bradfordlad
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6:41pm Tue 2 Oct 12

theviking62 says...

Rattle, rattle, rattle, as I said knows nowt. Akbar pledged £25/£50, per year for three years. See previous posts re this.
Rattle, rattle, rattle, as I said knows nowt. Akbar pledged £25/£50, per year for three years. See previous posts re this. theviking62
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6:51pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Mumby was the best says...

Cant see what £25/£50 a year will get you really Viking apart from some flowers
Cant see what £25/£50 a year will get you really Viking apart from some flowers Mumby was the best
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7:35pm Tue 2 Oct 12

theviking62 says...

Oops, I made an error, meant £25/50k, unlike some I admit my mistakes. I don't mind being proven wrong. Just read an interesting piece of news, on Bulls Website.
Oops, I made an error, meant £25/50k, unlike some I admit my mistakes. I don't mind being proven wrong. Just read an interesting piece of news, on Bulls Website. theviking62
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10:16pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Mike Strutter says...

Anyone going to Old Trafford on Saturday ?
Anyone going to Old Trafford on Saturday ? Mike Strutter
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8:14am Wed 3 Oct 12

Shelfrhino says...

Mike Strutter wrote:
Anyone going to Old Trafford on Saturday ?
ME.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: Anyone going to Old Trafford on Saturday ?[/p][/quote]ME. Shelfrhino
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12:49pm Wed 3 Oct 12

BILLTILL says...

There must be a hell of a lot of money in the curry house business !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There must be a hell of a lot of money in the curry house business !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BILLTILL
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2:01pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Shelfrhino says...

BILLTILL wrote:
There must be a hell of a lot of money in the curry house business !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They make their money on the non food items they sell.
[quote][p][bold]BILLTILL[/bold] wrote: There must be a hell of a lot of money in the curry house business !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]They make their money on the non food items they sell. Shelfrhino
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