Cunnane Hopes Young Bulls Can Discover Pride; AMERICAN FOOTBALL
Byline: By Colin Stoner
It's not just a cliche when Brendan Cunnane describes Birmingham Bulls' fixture against Gateshead Senators tomorrow as a "must-win" game.
The teams, who meet at Birmingham City University's sports centre at Moor Lane in Perry Barr at 2.30pm, occupy the bottom two spots in the BAFL Premier Division after a summer best described as challenging.
Neither has yet won a match, though the Bulls have only played three times compared to the Senators' four, while both have had to call off games because of a shortage of players.
Bulls head coach Cunnane (pictured) said: "We are both struggling but there's a lot of pride at stake.
We want to go out and regain some pride - it will come down to who wants it more."
With the London Olympians' demise, there will be no relegation so there is no beat-thedrop pressure but Cunnane says it is vital for his young side to step up to the mark and sustain a performance over all four quarters.
"There's a lot of disappointment around the club and I feel that more than anybody," said Cunnane, who is still waiting to start the comeback trail after a cruciate knee-ligament injury sustained 12 months ago.
"I'm not a very good loser, I never have been. I've been used to being around success and last year and this season …
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Publication information: Article title: Cunnane Hopes Young Bulls Can Discover Pride; AMERICAN FOOTBALL. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: July 19, 2008. Page number: 23. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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