i think everyone has blown this out of the window it's duel reg batley ain't a feeder club, it's like we can loan say murphy, Ferguson and fairbank if they work their way into our 17 for that weekends game but we can also have walmsley and fleming at the same and say maybe james green it doesn't have to be from one club. i trust john kear because he has batley instrests firsts
The thing is though, it is not like the old dual reg system, where clubs were taking young lads and giving them chance to develop and make a name for themselves. I may be wrong, but I haven't seen an age limit this time around, as we had with the dual reg system. The Giants have 30 players signed up for next season,1. Scott Grix2. Luke George3. Joe Wardle4. Leroy Cudjoe5. Jermaine McGilvary6. Danny Brough7. Luke Robinson8. Eorl Crabtree9. Shaun Lunt10. Craig Kopczak11. Luke O'Donnel12. Ukuma Ta'ai13. Brett Ferres14. David Faiumu15. Keith Mason16. Larne Patrick17. Stuart Fielden18. Jason Chan19. Greg Eden20. Michael Lawrence21. Aaron Murphy22. Dale Ferguson23. Jacob Fairbank24.Anthony Mullany25. Matty Dawson26. Jonny Molloy27. Jamie Cording28. Matthew Sarsfield29. Josh Johnson30. Ben Blackmore
Take out the 18 man matchday squad, will mean 12 players every week won't be getting a game.
Whichever way you cut it, most, if not all of these lads will be better than what we have signed on, otherwise why are they in SL and not the championship? So, in order to put the best 17 lads available on the park each week (which is in Batley's best interests) , JK will be selecting up to 5 of these guys to play for us, depending on the availability of Walmsley and Flemming each week.
In theory, we could have a must win match towards the end of the season, say against Halifax like last season for a home tie in the play-offs and Huddersfield have a nothing match against London or Widnes, what is to stop Huddersfield making Fielden, Patrick, Crabtree and Mason available to us? This is hardly fair on Halifax is it.
Likewise, we might be playing Hunslet at the end of the season in a game they must win to avoid relegation, in the same week, Leeds have a dead rubber game, there position in the league is secured, what is to stop Sinfield, Burrow, Watkins and Hall turning out for Hunslet against us, hardly fair on us is it?
I can already hear the cries of it will never happen, well what is to stop it? It is not inconceivable that this scenario will play out, especially when relegation to the bottom league is in the offing. SL clubs will want there players developing against the best possible standard of opposition, which means they want there guys in the Championship learning there trade. I can't see them developing much, playing teams like the Scholars, Gateshead or Scorpions week in week out.
Whilst I do not agree with these link-ups, if we do not follow suit, I don't really see how we could hope compete against other clubs who are making use of it.
Edited by DOGFATHER, 10 November 2012 - 10:06 AM.