Absolutely spot on. The club's lack of visibility remains appalling, yet there are salaried employees who - on the face of it, appear to be doing little in terms of improving the situation. In Batley town centre and the surrounding area there is absolutely NO indication whatsoever that Batley Bulldogs even exists. On the back of two major finals in four years, that's pretty staggering. Surely more can be done. As you say, we're a professional outfit - and a business. Although our finances are limited, more should be getting done in this area. Are those in pole position to boost our profile exploring the right avenues, and are they trained/qualified in how to do so? Given the fact that there isn't a single poster or advertisement on display in a town centre less than a mile from our ground, I feel that this is a question which must be answered. Maybe those concerned are working hard behind the scenes and I'm being overly critical? However, if they are, their current efforts are ineffective.
Reckon this sums up your situation - I regularly travel through Batley town centre, maybe three times a week, and I really wouldn't know you had a team if I wasn't a league fan. I went to Huddersfield a couple of weeks ago on one of my rare and reluctant excursions to that cess pit. Guess what - going through Ravensthorpe, I saw a huge banner advertising BATLEY BOYS - I will assume it was the rugby club and not a gay massage parlour. Point is, ii would seem that a Batley amateur club have made themselves visible in the back yard of the old enemy, while the dogs can't make themselves known on their own front lawn. Just saying - (incidentally, until recently, we weren't visible in our own neck of the woods either).
Edited by grumpyoldram, 28 February 2014 - 10:51 PM.