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#21 grumpyoldram

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

As I remember it,both teams were usually too full of Christmas 'cheer ' to kick anyones ass.

It was first and foremost an opportunity to settle old scores - and that was only the crowd. Happy days. :rolleyes:

#22 ernieone

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

Looking through programmes from the 50/60s here are the Christmas schedules

1952 - 22nd Hunslet (H) 25th Dewsbury (H) 26th Dewsbury (A) 29th Barrow (A)
1955 - 24th Featherstone (H) 26th Dews (A) 27th Leeds (H) 31st Leeds (A)
1956 - 22nd Liverpool (H) 25th Dewsbury (H) 29th Rochdale (A)
1957 - 21st Halifax (H) 25th Rochdale (H) 26th Dewsbury (A) 28th Hull (H)
1958 - 20th Doncaster (H) 25th Doncaster (A) 26th Dewsbury (H) 27th Rochdale (A)
1959 - 25th Leeds (H) HKR (A)
1960 - 26th Hull (A) 27th Leeds (H) 31st York (H)
1961 - 23rd Halifax (H) Leeds (H) 26th Dewsbury (A) 30th Doncaster (A)
1962 - 22nd Hunslet (H) 25th Dewsbury (H) 26th Dewsbury (A) 29th Barrow (A)
1963 - 21st Castleford (A) 25th Dewsbury (H) 26th Dewsbury (A) 28th Doncaster (H)
1964 - 25th Dewsbury (A) 26th Dewsbury (H)
1965 - 25th Dewsbury (A) 26th Dewsbury (H)
1966 - 24th Wakefield (H) 26th Dewsbury (H) 27th Dewsbury (A) 31st HKR (H)
1967 - 26th Salford (H) 30th St Helens (A)
1968 - 26th Doncaster (A) 28th Featherstone (H)
1969 - 26th Wakefield (A) 28th Oldham (H)

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#23 Blind side johnny

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

Looking through programmes from the 50/60s here are the Christmas schedules

1952 - 22nd Hunslet (H) 25th Dewsbury (H) 26th Dewsbury (A) 29th Barrow (A)
1955 - 24th Featherstone (H) 26th Dews (A) 27th Leeds (H) 31st Leeds (A)
1956 - 22nd Liverpool (H) 25th Dewsbury (H) 29th Rochdale (A)
1957 - 21st Halifax (H) 25th Rochdale (H) 26th Dewsbury (A) 28th Hull (H)
1958 - 20th Doncaster (H) 25th Doncaster (A) 26th Dewsbury (H) 27th Rochdale (A)
1959 - 25th Leeds (H) HKR (A)
1960 - 26th Hull (A) 27th Leeds (H) 31st York (H)
1961 - 23rd Halifax (H) Leeds (H) 26th Dewsbury (A) 30th Doncaster (A)
1962 - 22nd Hunslet (H) 25th Dewsbury (H) 26th Dewsbury (A) 29th Barrow (A)
1963 - 21st Castleford (A) 25th Dewsbury (H) 26th Dewsbury (A) 28th Doncaster (H)
1964 - 25th Dewsbury (A) 26th Dewsbury (H)
1965 - 25th Dewsbury (A) 26th Dewsbury (H)
1966 - 24th Wakefield (H) 26th Dewsbury (H) 27th Dewsbury (A) 31st HKR (H)
1967 - 26th Salford (H) 30th St Helens (A)
1968 - 26th Doncaster (A) 28th Featherstone (H)
1969 - 26th Wakefield (A) 28th Oldham (H)


You missed off the scores Ernieone - probably just as well, eh?

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#24 colinb

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

also will a programme be made for the game or team sheets will be used ?

All being well there will be an 8 page mini programme available. John Miller has in the last 2 days worked really hard to produce this. There are words from BOTH Clubs Chairmen, plus words from BOTH Coaches. Something for both sets of supporters. BISSA are producing it and ''should'' be ready tomorrow. It will be priced at 50p, in Colour, and all proceeds will go into the BISSA fund.
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#25 thundergaz

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

I'm going to make this game seen as though we haven't got a game Boxing Day. I'm looking forward to seeing batley as you guys have recruited really well pre season. Are you guys putting out your strongest available squad?

#26 grumpyoldram

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

I'm going to make this game seen as though we haven't got a game Boxing Day. I'm looking forward to seeing batley as you guys have recruited really well pre season. Are you guys putting out your strongest available squad?

They'll be putting out both of their strongest available squads. Us poor relations accross the valley will just be trying to give them a game. :lol:

#27 grumpyoldram

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

Everybody knows Batley play Dewsbury on boxing day! We have been doing so since God was a little lad.


Hey up PM - hope you didn't have a double on the mayan appocalypse and Batley on boxing day. ;)

#28 Batley Bob

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

I'm going to make this game seen as though we haven't got a game Boxing Day. I'm looking forward to seeing batley as you guys have recruited really well pre season. Are you guys putting out your strongest available squad?


in a nutshell not quite , all 3 dual reg players are missing plus gareth moore , byron smith and 2 of the 3 we got from the rams Faal n esders are not included in our 20 man squad http://www.batleynew...quads-1-5252324

#29 Bat Lad

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

thought it was a good performance today by our lads, impressed with Hirst,Rowe, Greenwood, Johnson, and Black. Looking forward to seeing Faal and Esders in the doggies colours next match.
On the ram s side thought Lillicrop and their 16 was impressive.
Coleman and Gallacher look weighty and need to lose a few pounds.

#30 frank

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

Good that we got a win today.What was the gate?Hope it wasn't affected by the weather

#31 Chairman LMAO

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

Good that we got a win today.What was the gate?Hope it wasn't affected by the weather

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#32 Robin Evans

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

Some were turned away from the car park. Couldn't find any nearby on street parking so drove back home!
I forgot my soddin wallet but thanks to Paul Harrison I got to see the game. - for which I will divvy up! Thanks Paul.

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#33 distantdog

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

I think if people are turning around and going home, then that's an issue the club needs to look at. Car parking can be a problem and if it's losing us custom then it needs solving. After all it was not a huge crowd today - though i and some experienced crowd experts thought it was higher.

#34 BirstallDog

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

if the car park is full, in my experience there is always local parking around the ground.... unless of course the people you refer to robin did not want to take a short walk.

due to the rain the car park was a mud bath today and you can only fit so many cars into it. i was at the ground in reasonable time today and the car parking was well organised.

unless we couse taylor street football field as we did when the giants came to town?

#35 Rab C

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:31 AM

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Edited by Rab C, 27 December 2012 - 08:32 AM.


#36 Rab C

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

There's plenty of parking within the ground down at the bottom behind the sticks. Why don't the club open that up to supporters? Hardly anyone ever parks there.

#37 Chairman LMAO

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

There's plenty of parking within the ground down at the bottom behind the sticks. Why don't the club open that up to supporters? Hardly anyone ever parks there.


I'm guessing they don't use that area due to cars getting damaged from stray (or even good) conversion attempts. I've witnessed many a car get a dint in its bonnet at that end of the ground!

#38 thundergaz

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

Some were turned away from the car park. Couldn't find any nearby on street parking so drove back home!
I forgot my soddin wallet but thanks to Paul Harrison I got to see the game. - for which I will divvy up! Thanks Paul.


Yeah we couldn't get parked robin so we turned round and went back home to the pubs. Shame really as we wanted to watch the game but I'm sure after yesterday batley will sort the parking out.

#39 Robin Evans

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

Didn't know you went thru Gaz. I know Vic n sue went back cos they couldn't get in the car park at 11.50 and there was no on street parking available.

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#40 distantdog

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

There was on street parking but as usual it would have required a little local knowledge. It's a shame really and does need sorting. Hope they won't be put off in future.




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