Birmingham Bulls ended the season a disappointing 2-8 with wins only coming against Nottingham Caesars. 2010 was a season as what if’s and could have been so much better than the record suggests.
The season opened at the Bull’s new home at Walsall Rugby Club, the visitors were the strong running Oxford Saints but both teams struggled to get anything going offensively. Saints came out eventual winners 7-20.
Next came another home game but again the Bulls struggled to get going through out the game losing out in the final minutes 6-12.
Three consecutive away games resulted in the Bulls sitting at 0-5 at the halfway point in the season with potential relegation to Division 2 a really posibility.
Back to back games against the conference leaders and division favourites Tamworth Phoenix resulted in two further defeats. The results not really doing justice to the performance which summed up the season so far. In both games Birmingham’s defence frustrated the normally free scoring Phoenix offence and showed why even during a poor season its reputation held up.
Next came another back to back line-up in the fixture list and the opponents were fellow strugglers Nottingham. Caesars held a slight advantage in the league having held Leicester Falcons to a tie earlier in the season. Bulls had to win both games to ensure Birmingham would see Division 1 football next season. In both games the Bulls demonstrated their potential through tough defence and a more free scoring attack than had been seen through the rest of the season. Birmingham won both games convincingly and were able to go into the final home game against Falcons knowing their place in Division 1 football was secured.
Although the results and the records won’t show it the Bulls can take a great number of positives from the 2010 season to build on for next season. The defence was able to restrict good offences to fewer scores and was able to exert pressure on every team it faced. Although the offence struggled a times it showed glimpses of the potential to put together good drives create scoring opportunities from all parts of the field.
The Bulls have one of the youngest squads in the conference and the future is bright with some real talent a key positions on both sides of the ball. This off season recruitment of some extra players and the development of existing squad members should allow this team to compete in post-season football next year.
Sunday 3rd February – Annual Awards Party, Bulls Alumni membership launch and Hall of Fame
What a night we have in store for all you Bulls. No matter if you have been with us for 25 minutes or 25 years, do not miss this great night. We are launching our brand new Bulls Alumni for former players, staff, fans and volunteers. Our resident flash will be busy that night. All the revealing details will be posted on its own new section of the website.
On the same night, we will induct the next two members in to the highly coveted Bulls Hall of Fame. Who will it be? Many have been discussed before but you need to be there to be sure.
If that’s not enough for you, well we have Superbowl XLII for you on large screens with your own private bar with plenty of comfortable seating to see the whole game.
On top of all that, we will launch our brand new range of Bulls merchandise which will have our world wide recognised Bull logo on and we will also have another range with our new 25th Anniversary logo on.
This will launch the all-new Bulls Shop and the beginning of a whole year of celebrations for our 25th anniversary season.
Keep checking out these pages for more exciting events in 2008.