Points For: 649
Points Against: 705
Home Record: W4 D1 L8
Away Record (including Magic weekend): W8 L6
Longest Winning Streak: 5
Longest Losing Streak: 5
Top Points Scorer: Paul Deacon (191)
Top Try Scorer: Semi Tadulala (13)
Top Tackler: Jamie Langley (893)
Too little, too late is probably the best way of summing up the season for Bradford. Bradford’s awful start was curious, particularly as the first three sides they beat were Catalans, Leeds and St Helens (the previous year’s top three) yet they also suffered a number of close defeats (and letting off Hull KR with a draw on the opening day proved surprisingly crucial in the end). This meant that their successful run at the end was in vain, because ultimately Bradford had taken their destiny out of their own hands.
The low point for Bradford was almost certainly their humiliating defeat at home to Warrington, when they were completely ripped apart by Chris Hicks and Mickey Higham. That defeat spurred on their first slight rise in form, winning four out of the next six games, most impressively a come-from-behind win against St Helens. Unfortunately the Bulls couldn’t keep that momentum going until the final five games, where they almost performed a miracle, falling just short of the playoffs.