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#1 Bi11

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

Alex Brown has signed for Hull KR according to Sky.

#2 M Hopkins

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:44 AM

Good luck to the lad.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:27 AM

Yep, just checked with the club. It's official - deal done late last night.

#4 Nick07

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:07 AM

Good luck to Alex - had some very good games for the club and who can forget the NRC try. It will go down in club folklore.

Time will tell if he can develop and make the step up to SL level. Hope he does.

#5 M Hopkins

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

And if not I'm sure he will always be welcomed back at the mount

#6 Nick07

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:28 AM

Yep, just checked with the club. It's official - deal done late last night.


ps Do you know about Liam Walmsley Chairnman? Heard in some quarters that he has definitely signed on for next year, but cant remember seeing anything official.

#7 grumpyoldram

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

Alex Brown has signed for Hull KR according to Sky.

Oh dear - you're really stuck for pace now with just Campbell, potts, greenwood and faal left to fall back on. :o

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:46 AM

Oh dear - you're really stuck for pace now with just Campbell, potts, greenwood and faal left to fall back on. :o


Dont forget Greg Johnson who is no slouch.

Time will tell if Brown succeeds, but IMO i dont think hes SL quality - the kickers will soon find him out under the high ball.

Thank goodness all the SL clubs seem to have missed Gareth Potts, im gobsmacked no one picked him up.
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law

#9 Nick07

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:54 AM

Dont forget Greg Johnson who is no slouch.

Time will tell if Brown succeeds, but IMO i dont think hes SL quality - the kickers will soon find him out under the high ball.

Thank goodness all the SL clubs seem to have missed Gareth Potts, im gobsmacked no one picked him up.



I think if Brown is to succeed at SL level an awful lot of work needs to be done on his postional and defensive play, along with his ability to deal with the high ball like you have mentioned.

Full time coaching in a professional setting should help with that, but I guess it will just be a case of waiting to see what happens. Good luck to the lad though.

Totally agree on Potts - our best winger by along way (including Brown). Just glad we've been able to keep hold of him for another year.

#10 BatleyFanAndy

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

Good luck to Alex. I hope he does well.
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#11 grumpyoldram

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:17 PM

Dont forget Greg Johnson who is no slouch.

Time will tell if Brown succeeds, but IMO i dont think hes SL quality - the kickers will soon find him out under the high ball.

Thank goodness all the SL clubs seem to have missed Gareth Potts, im gobsmacked no one picked him up.


Johnson is very quick and a class player ... bit surprised that the dogs took him though - come to think about it I'm surprised he's out yet.

#12 Nick07

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

Difficult one for me.

I'm all for giving people secind chances, but at the same time i'll find it difficult to start with to applaud a player found guilty of glassing a woman.

Still, we've all accepted JC back after his assault conviction a few years ago, so maybe it would be double standards if we didnt give Greg a chance.

Just hope it doesnt have negative repercussions amongst the players and fans though with us being very much a family club, although i'm sure JK and KN will have thought this through beforehand. We've got to trust their judgement.

Guess it's just a case of waiting and seeing what happens. In many ways the majority of us are fickle......it will only take a few spectacular tries and him having a few good games for previous personal indiscretions to slowly start to be forgotten.

#13 coolie

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:06 PM

Yep, just checked with the club. It's official - deal done late last night.

it was a done deal months ago,well before the season was over

#14 Nick07

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

it was a done deal months ago,well before the season was over


Not quite Coolie,

Although HKR had declared an interest, Brown was actually in discussions about about going over to play in the NSW club competion in Australia.

However he isnt going to turn down a shot at SL when it comes around.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

Blimey. Two Batley players Super League bound.
When was the last time that happened?
Come to think of it has this ever happened before? And I'm not just talking about Batley.

Batley is fast becoming the place for players on the up to be, as oppose to a pension pot for crock ex S.L. Aussies.

Gotta give the B.O.D J.K. and dare I say K.H. (puts on hard hat and retreats to safe distance) credit for that.

Good luck to Brown.
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#16 BatleyFanAndy

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Blimey. Two Batley players Super League bound.
When was the last time that happened?
Come to think of it has this ever happened before? And I'm not just talking about Batley.

Batley is fast becoming the place for players on the up to be, as oppose to a pension pot for crock ex S.L. Aussies.

Gotta give the B.O.D J.K. and dare I say K.H. (puts on hard hat and retreats to safe distance) credit for that.

Good luck to Brown.


That's why they're queuing up for us to become their feeder club. Shows we don't need to be anyones though!

Edited by BatleyFanAndy, 09 October 2012 - 03:25 PM.

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#17 marko9

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

Gonna miss Alex always gave 100%,took ball in a lot and took some stopping,not sure if Johnson gonna be same type of player,is he a big lad?

Edited by marko9, 09 October 2012 - 04:49 PM.


#18 coolie

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

Beg to differ nick

was told over 3 months ago the alex had agreed to join hull kr...his house is within spitting from mine.

a source very close to mr brown told me of the done deal....but i was to keep it quiet...think if you look back thru the post.i let it out on your forum before the end of the season...anyway its all done and sorted now :)

#19 marko9

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:10 PM

Don't think it was a done deal,sandercock seen a Batley a few times and picked him out,he was off Australia until they made a concrete offer to him,that would be tapping up was under contract,might have been discussed between the clubs