Result Sheffield game.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:21 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:28 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:43 PM
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like
expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
BATLEY BULLDOGS RLFC
Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:44 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:43 AM
I agree with Chairman LMAO's comments. In the first half Batley also made too many mistakes. The game came at the right time and will have given John Kear a better idea of Batley's strengths and areas where the team need to improve.
Personally, I thought we had a very poor second half against a Sheffield side that utilised their kicking game to get round us after they'd failed to get through us. Very, very disappointed with us tonight after the break.
The main positives from the game was Batley's defence and trying to offload more in the tackle(compared to our rugby last season and under our two previous coaches). Some of the offloads came at the wrong time and resulted in errors/drop balls but if Batley continue playing that style of rugby and reduce the errors it will make the team more attractive to watch and give Batley a better chance of winning against the top Championship sides.
The main negative(of a few) is Batley's inability to deal with kicks whether it is in play or when the opposition are kicking off.
"Anyone who does not watch rugby league is not a real person."
Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:54 AM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:05 PM
an extra gear which we don't possess.We desperately need a field kicker when
kicking for touch we only gain about 15/20metres and in open play not much more.
They kicked us to death in the second half pinning us back repeatedly.We will probably beat
most teams but i fear we will be found wanting against the top four.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:38 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:44 PM
Did you have any Huddersfield players play for you or was it all your own team ?
Why? None as it happens.
Edited by distantdog, 09 February 2013 - 05:44 PM.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:24 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:45 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:00 PM
I have to agree. The positional kicking did for us tonight and we made too many mistakes. I think u cud count on one hand the number of sets we completed (
Only if you've about 25 fingers there, mate. 59% first half, 70% second.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:47 AM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:46 PM
Have not seen the stats but i would say our completion rate was in the 30& to 40% mark nowhere near acceptable.
If it had been that low, you'd have lost by 50. I've said what it was. It wasn't a guess.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:05 PM
Have not seen the stats but i would say our completion rate was in the 30& to 40% mark nowhere near acceptable. Great effort in defence. Kicking game for us 3/10. As Rodders says we wont beat the top 4 teams very often but are good enough to compete on our day against anyone. For me we need another half back with a kicking game, pace and creative skills to challenge for the Championship if not i think 5th or 6th is our spot
Maybe paul mennell is the half back we need , he was only there 10 mins and kicked one 40/20 , I would give him the chance to build a partnership with Black over the next 2 games ,he did come as a half back , we have another 2 hookers , and maybe give hemingway a try at hooker
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