This is how the Batley club conduct their affairs with all contract proposals within their budget for the year. The suggestions on this board that people cannot understand how some clubs (presumably meaning Batley) can offer such financial terms (hinting at them being in excess at what Dewsbury are offering) do not stand up. The Batley club set their budget and this is what is put on the table to players. At no time in recent history have Batley ever been in danger of going into administration, pleading for more income yes, but have always kept their head above water.
No-one is suggesting that Batley offer excessive terms to attract players. We all know that the 3 main predators are Featherstone, Halifax and Leigh (apparently after 1 season of sanity, they are back to the old levels which drove them to the brink of oblivion).
From what I know Batley and the Rams operate on a very similar basis in respect of player guarantees.
I do not have a problem with Batley signing Faal and Flanaghan, they were on the market. My gripe is with the conduct of Faal towards the Rams and the people who supported him - saying one thing yet blatantly doing another. Wonder how he would have felt if the Rams had treated him in the same way!
From what has been said, you helped GF in the same fashion in his previous spell with you and he only came to us because of an Agent's mistake.