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#21 PonteBlue

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:38 AM

What's John Kear done, other than winning the Challenge Cup twice from being underdogs, and coaching sides to punch above their weight? He sure outwitted Sean Long and Paul Rowley in last years play-offs, and nearly did it against Aston. You have to concede that all three teams were far superior to Batley on paper. I'd like to see how he performs with one of the strongest squads in the competition. 

Aye, totally agree.



#22 sweaty craiq

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:05 AM

I understand W.Arnold is in the running..........

#23 Steve Slater

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:49 PM

John Kear won 49, lost 53 and drew one game whilst in charge at Wakefield from 2006 to 20011, steering them to 8th in 2007 and 5th in 2009, which wasn't bad for such a badly run club with no cash.



#24 Andrew Vause

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:33 PM

John Kear won 49, lost 53 and drew one game whilst in charge at Wakefield from 2006 to 20011, steering them to 8th in 2007 and 5th in 2009, which wasn't bad for such a badly run club with no cash.


He's obviously loyal as well Steve having stayed with our near neighbours for 18005 years.

#25 Lone Drinker

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:22 PM

John Kear is happy at Batley. Are you not satisfied with helping rip the heart out our team last year??

#26 Deano44

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:44 PM

arn't you calling for his head on your forum ??

#27 Maureen T-k

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:39 PM

John Kear is happy at Batley. Are you not satisfied with helping rip the heart out our team last year??


From what I've read some of your supporters were glad to see the back of some of the players we purchased from your club
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#28 jamescolin

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:41 PM

 

I understand W.Arnold is in the running..........

 It being Fev it is likely that Bean Dess is in front of him. Or is that oa load of Bullocks.

#29 dydo

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:43 PM

When youve had as many top class players bought off you than we have over the decades ,you can moan

#30 Les Tonks Sidestep

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:47 PM

What's John Kear done, other than winning the Challenge Cup twice from being underdogs, and coaching sides to punch above their weight? He sure outwitted Sean Long and Paul Rowley in last years play-offs, and nearly did it against Aston. You have to concede that all three teams were far superior to Batley on paper. I'd like to see how he performs with one of the strongest squads in the competition. 

 

Steve, whilst no one could argue with that assessment of JK's ability to win the big (albeit important) one off games as the underdog. But, it is now no longer that important to win the GF, you need to finish top 2 this year and then next year top 4 both before and after the split. That requires the new coach to create a consistently winning side over the whole season of league games. I'm not sure JK is that man; in fact I'm not sure that man is out there and available......



#31 Lone Drinker

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:48 PM

arn't you calling for his head on your forum ??

 

Not I. Check the thread.



#32 Lone Drinker

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:50 PM

From what I've read some of your supporters were glad to see the back of some of the players we purchased from your club

 

You're not wrong. 'Some' Batley fans have an odd view of the world. 



#33 Steve Slater

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:52 PM

Steve, whilst no one could argue with that assessment of JK's ability to win the big (albeit important) one off games as the underdog. But, it is now no longer that important to win the GF, you need to finish top 2 this year and then next year top 4 both before and after the split. That requires the new coach to create a consistently winning side over the whole season of league games. I'm not sure JK is that man; in fact I'm not sure that man is out there and available......

You've got a point there, but I was thinking more into next year, playing against the bottom Super League clubs in the middle group of 8. We would be up against clubs on a higher wage bill and bigger overseas quota, hence we need someone capable of punching above his weight. 



#34 Keep The Faith

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:53 PM

From what I've read some of your supporters were glad to see the back of some of the players we purchased from your club

yes moore keep him i'd only take gf back i dont think the chairman will now..

#35 oldrover

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:32 PM

You've got a point there, but I was thinking more into next year, playing against the bottom Super League clubs in the middle group of 8. We would be up against clubs on a higher wage bill and bigger overseas quota, hence we need someone capable of punching above his weight. 

 

You've got a point there, but I was thinking more into next year, playing against the bottom Super League clubs in the middle group of 8. We would be up against clubs on a higher wage bill and bigger overseas quota, hence we need someone capable of punching above his weight. 

from what i saw on sunday, Andy Kain punches above his weight


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#36 saddleworth

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:31 AM

Steve, whilst no one could argue with that assessment of JK's ability to win the big (albeit important) one off games as the underdog. But, it is now no longer that important to win the GF, you need to finish top 2 this year and then next year top 4 both before and after the split. That requires the new coach to create a consistently winning side over the whole season of league games. I'm not sure JK is that man; in fact I'm not sure that man is out there and available......

Fully agree with that,LTS. I also cannot suggest a name which would fill the spot. Plenty of people who can talk the talk and thats it. I hope that we are not going to throw shed loads of money about. Very rare this leads to success as per Salford, Bradford and the Broncos.



#37 ROVERS FOREVER

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:30 PM

Andy Kain plays like he's in Superleague. I believe we would be lost without him, especially over the years. He has been the overall best player for me. Proof is in the pudding aswell, check his statistics, http://www.featherst...mber.php?id=626.


Edited by ROVERS FOREVER, 07 May 2014 - 05:31 PM.


#38 Andrew Vause

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:33 PM

Andy Kain plays like he's in Superleague. I believe we would be lost without him, especially over the years. He has been the overall best player for me. Proof is in the pudding aswell, check his statistics, http://www.featherst...mber.php?id=626.


I know what OR meant.

#39 lingard

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:14 AM

John Kear is happy at Batley. Are you not satisfied with helping rip the heart out our team last year??


oh no he's not!
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#40 jamescolin

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

Can anybody tell me why Moore was dropped for the Leigh game?




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