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#3098675 jonny c

Posted by greavesy on Yesterday, 08:06 PM

Unfortunately with the demise of our DR with the Giants we are now back in the realm of the NHS.  So the scan could be anytime within the next 3 months.

Amen to the demise of our D/R with the Huddersfield Giants.

#3095578 information required

Posted by greavesy on 26 March 2015 - 07:27 PM

Thanks rogert for realising this ain't having ago
Local rugby seems to be on the demise, batley boys DO without doubt a sterling job running all the age groups and hats of to the work of their supporters and helpers who work without any reward than.helping the next generation
But surely local clubs like the boys are having to cast their nets further to attract young lads and lasses to the game at grass roots level.
The stupid "no competition " mentality of schools regarding their attitudes to sport has done far more damage in the long run...than the damage of a few kids coming second or third

The competitive edge has to be reintroduced to schools

How are we expected to produce athletes if competition is deemed unproductive?

Blame the looney left they are the ones responsible for the no competition mentality with no winners and losers. In most peoples minds competition is Productive.

#3090976 Normanton on Saturday

Posted by greavesy on 18 March 2015 - 07:19 PM

There are always pluses for some and minuses for others choose when the kick off times are. We know it is 2pm so any bulldoggy that can make it lets go and support the boys. See you all Saturday.

#3089354 Today

Posted by greavesy on 15 March 2015 - 08:10 PM

Tremendous performance today am very proud of the team. That's 3 games now where the games have been very close but unfortunately no points. Things will improve for this team I am sure. Top rugby league from a very hard working Bulldog outfit.

#3080205 Salary cap

Posted by greavesy on 28 February 2015 - 08:57 AM

This discussion is going nowhere people will have their own opinions on the reasons for our struggle to increase the gates at Mount Pleasant. Lets all get up their tomorrow and hope that the clubs efforts with the marketing has been a success and we get a good gate of 1400+ . One thing we are agreed on is the club deserves better crowds lets hope it happens. 

#3073947 Batley V Workington

Posted by greavesy on 17 February 2015 - 09:22 PM

Just out of interest, at 7.10 on the highlights, l would like to know some people's thought on the ball steal on Murphy. Murphy dived at Ainscough's feet to regather the ball, and stayed there. No-one made an attempt to tackle him, and Ainscough took the ball from him and scored. Stokes initially waved play on, but then called him back after he had scored!

My view was as Stokes waved play on and the Workington player made no effort to regain his feet the ball steal was legal and a try should have been given.

#3073535 Marketing Group

Posted by greavesy on 17 February 2015 - 10:50 AM

Crowd today maybe not competitive with Leigh v Bulls BUT it was up on last season & felt a buzz about the place. Great reception for players as they came off field which they thoroughly deserved. The Marketing team are a breath of fresh air. Their leaflet promoting our first three games is superb. Their efforts are very much appreciated with Battler up at exit 27. Can I repeat myself " One small step for Battler one giant leap for the Club". Please keep up the hard work & slowly we can get there. I just feel there is something special going on at the moment at our Club & in our Sport. I always want us to finish ahead of Dewsbury but I was pleased they won on Friday. Great for the area which needs a boost.hope Hunslet v Fev is a competitive game tomorrow to finish off an exciting weekend for the Championship.

Well done to all who work on promoting " the Bulldogs " it can only bring positives. As for the crowd it was at least 20% up on last year so we are going in the right direction. The competition itself is very exciting and you only have to look at next weeks fixtures to see that. To finish what a terrific performance 1st up from the dogs. More please.  

#3066302 Exploding the Myth.

Posted by greavesy on 04 February 2015 - 05:11 PM

What do other bulldog fans think of that pathetic attendance on Sunday. For me it puts to sleep what some supporters have been saying recently. The theme being that if the price was right we would increase attendances at The Mount. It was only £10 in on Sunday The gate was 450 , a bit cold but sunny. No rain or snow. The team were on a successful run with the scalps of Fev and Dewsbury tucked in our belts. I know it was our fourth home match pre-season. My point being that the team deserve better and I do think the Batley public are a little apathetic at times. 

    In two weeks we kick off a very exciting season of rugby league with Workington 1st up at The Mount we need support. The board and the coaches have worked hard to give us a good team. Lets reward them through the turnstiles. It is I know £17 in but the season tickets are good value at £185 for either 14 or 15 home games depending on if we can make the top 8. Also the family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is too. With a season ticket you have 4 free drinks vouchers that's £12 back. Also with the ticket being in voucher form(not photo) if you cant make it let a friend use it . I believe we had 650 for the same game last season . For me anything under 800 1st up would be disappointing. 1000 would be brilliant the fans are out there lets get up,t Mount.

                                                                                                                               BRING IT ON

#3065890 Memorable games and why?

Posted by greavesy on 03 February 2015 - 10:02 PM

Winning the Northern Rail cup at Blackpool tremendous day and weekend.

#3065864 Your starting 17?

Posted by greavesy on 03 February 2015 - 09:34 PM

I say it as I see it played and coached the game for 30 yrs but it doesn't need that to see when someone's taking hold of the game as he was ways should be found to test let's say his resolve,wanted someone on his case, the rest of the team responded to his lead and I'm afraid if we can't plug holes were gonna be in trouble let's judge us after a few games and see if we've learned anything

The said scrum half played against us last season home and away when we recorded wins in both matches his name is Dallymore good player I agree but not a world beater. I am confident Sunday was a blip and JK will sort it for the Workington game.

#3064675 Batley V Crusaders Scores

Posted by greavesy on 01 February 2015 - 07:41 PM

We just seemed to lack intensity today whereas NWC were really up for it. They respected the ball far better than we did and did the basics very well.

We looked suspect under the kick and made far too many handling errors.

Not downcast after some previously excellent displays in pre-season but we need to improve tenfold if we are to have a chance against workington.

The full back position worries me a little as Craven looks suspect ao far in defence, and Grayston didn't look confident under the kick on the wing. Perhaps Ainscough at number 1.

Hesketh not fit enough either at the moment.

Think against Workington I would go:

1. Ainscough
2. JC
3. Squires
4. Faal
5 Rettie
6. Southernwood
7 Leatherbarrow
8. Gledhill
9. Blake
10. Rowe
11. Mitchell
12. Scott
13. Brown

14. Nicholson
15. Lillycrop
16. Day
17. Thackray

Just my opinion though of course.

Pretty close to the team I would start with Nick 07 . Glad todays result came in a friendly with no league points at stake. Think we just thought turning up would win the game we have the ability to play a lot better.

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#3063607 The coming season

Posted by greavesy on 30 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

I feel we will make the top 8 and possibly higher, 6th would be a top season. I predict we will upset some of the so called bigger teams in our division and  am also hoping for at least a 15% increase in attendances. This team looks to have a lot more to offer. I cannot wait

                                        BRING IT ON !.

#3049607 Today

Posted by greavesy on 28 December 2014 - 12:38 PM

I enjoyed the hit out on Boxing day and obviously both teams will improve. Both were missing key players but as a Batley supporter one of the plusses for me was the performances of both our wingers and more so the centres. I thought  Ainscough was full of class ,running and strength and Squires was not far behind. I predict Faal will have to play very, very, well to retake the shirt from him. But early days. Lillycrop was tireless as for Grayston I thought he did OK in a position he is not used to playing in . Rettie is a bustling winger who likes to get into the opposition and wind them up but he also knows where the tryline is and as for Campbell welcome back I predict 10 to 15 trys from him in the coming season. If our forwards can get on top of teams this season and our half backs get the ball wide a top six finish is not out of the question.  

     As for Dewsbury they will be there or thereabouts this season they have key players to come in and a a good coach. Happy new year everybody and bring on the season I predict exciting times ahead. 

#3046628 kain joins hunslet

Posted by greavesy on 18 December 2014 - 10:47 AM

Excellent post Piggy's mate. Another 100 bissa members donating a mere £5 a month would give the club another £6000 pounds a yr. The performance off the field so far, is so much better than last season and plenty of new optimism surrounds the club.

#3040655 operation battler bulldog in the community

Posted by greavesy on 03 December 2014 - 06:49 PM

Too true Nine oiler the youngsters are the future of the club well done again for last night. If we gain one new person watching the Bulldogs it has been worth the effort marketing the Bulldog brand will bring rewards. There does seem to be a genuine feeling of expectancy of a successful season among people connected to the Bulldogs from the board down to the coaching staff, players and supporters as the new season approaches.