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greavesy

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#3174055 Biggest game of the season?

Posted by greavesy on 10 August 2015 - 07:16 PM

John talks about attacking rugby when commentating but maybe he feels he needs to play a different type of rugby at Batley to suit the type of squad he has?
The recent form has been good and it is never good to over react after one defeat.
Today was always going to be difficult, away against a side in form with a top quality super league stand off.

Sorry Neils, what a load of tosh !, recent form good . We beat two poor sides and a Dewsbury team missing several regulars and no goal kicker. As soon as we get to a important match Kear goes straight to his one and only game plan which is to put as big a side as he can on the field with his, if you get near the line take it in turns to try and barge over. Our creative play is a joke. A prop at thirteen and one who very rarely passes the ball, what is that about ? and it is not the first time. We have had back row forwards at stand off You are definitely entitled to your opinion Niels but sorry I like many others have had enough of Kears boring game plans and I for one want to watch some good attacking rugby and imaganitive plays. Whats his plan for Sunday, Rowe at fullback ?.


#3173537 Biggest game of the season?

Posted by greavesy on 09 August 2015 - 08:45 PM

Batley fans were singing Kear's praises after the win at Dewsbury. What a difference 2 weeks make.

Do not know where you have got that one from Eddie but I can assure you all the fans "who by the way are die hard supporters" Want shut . Enough is enough and after two seasons of his dire and boring coaching methods he should do the right thing and fall on his sword. The man simply has no idea and his latest gaff of playing another prop at loose forward says it all. We are to put it very bluntly a one dimentional team lacking anything in the halves to create try,s. Just got back from yet another cumbrian disaster . believe me we were after the first 20 mins a shambles. There was talk of improvement when our halves were back playing in tandem after today that myth has been exposed. our season is now over apart from avoiding the drop. So please KEAR GO NOW. As I said enough is enough and his departure may help to bring back the missing fans his brand of boring, pointless excuse for rugby league has induced.


#3171757 Biggest game of the season?

Posted by greavesy on 06 August 2015 - 09:33 AM

Totally agree with Fred on this one Sunday,s match defines the rest of our season a win and we are in pole for the semis. A loss and our season is virtually over and the Dewsbury game matters little. I pray we perform better than the last big game in Cumbria. The performance at Whitehaven was the pits. We have to shut down Sammut hit early and hard. The guy has completely transformed Workington. Am looking forward to a good weekend up there and hopefully a win to brighten up what has been a very disappointing campaign so far.


#3171099 Brad Day signs on.

Posted by greavesy on 04 August 2015 - 08:52 PM


Another good signing and as in this season our pack is coming together nicely and Day is a player with a lot of potential. To back them up we need to sign a creative playmaker to lead us on the field and a couple of quality outside backs and the top four next season is within our reach. Agree with Roger T though this season has a few twists and turns for us I am sure. See you all in Workington on Sunday for the 1st of these.


#3171017 Super 8s Batley v Dewsbury

Posted by greavesy on 04 August 2015 - 06:27 PM

Don't forget pal we won't have had a midweek game,we'll have players back as you will,weather hopefully be better. To say we were blowing out of our ###### you only beat us by 4pts,you beat us on goalkicking, you smashed us in defence? 3 tries to 2 in our favour. I think it will be a close game again, maybe home advantage will tell,with a bit of luck we will be coming into the game on the back of a win,where as you'll be coming into it on the back of a defeat. Like you say let's hope for a good game,may the best team win & we can all have a drink after!!

I will drink to that Graham. But on the try front your player definitely bounced the ball on the 3rd try. But like fans say read it in the paper it is a try.


#3171016 Super 8s Batley v Dewsbury

Posted by greavesy on 04 August 2015 - 06:23 PM

So after beating Doncaster, Hunslet & us your now playing the open attractive rugby you've all been craving for this season? And I take it you reckon your fitness is far superior to ours? Very bold statement to come out with,saying we won't be able to live with you in last 15 minutes, who do you think you are Leigh. I'll be very disappointed if we concede 34,but I'll be more disappointed if we only score 18,see you all on the 16th!!

I feel a few of our supporters are getting a little bit carried away with our 3 wins out of four. For mine we beat two poor sides in Doncaster and Hunslet and played a weakened Dewsbury who like us this season struggled without adequate cover at halfback and also lacked a decent goal kicker . Am not in any way saying we did not play well, we did and fully deserved the victory's. Hard times are around the corner in the 8,s starting Sunday. Now, a win at Workington with Sammut pulling the strings would definitely convince me that we have turned the corner and can make the Semi finals for the Shield. All being well Graham look forward to a meet in the shield final Were, after we beat you at the Mount it will be the decider in our 5 game series. Sorry now I am getting carried away.


#3156890 Updates Matchday 21

Posted by greavesy on 12 July 2015 - 03:48 PM

All over Terrific effort by the dogs 25 -22. One day we will win one of these close ones. Good news is coming into the eights we have found some form.




#3152356 Doncaster 19 man squad

Posted by greavesy on 04 July 2015 - 09:02 AM


Whitehaven had no problems dealing with Doncaster and that was at The Keepmoat. They scored 50.


#3151237 any news from the Mount?

Posted by greavesy on 02 July 2015 - 03:57 PM


Oh well I suppose no news is not good news after all. We will have to rely on blind optimism as at the moment we are being given nothing else . Roll on Sunday and hopefully something to cheer the fans.


#3151233 New coach new players

Posted by greavesy on 02 July 2015 - 03:50 PM

It seems to me your main problem is that your chairman still thinks he has the best coach in the league.......

Not often I agree with you on our club Blues ox but you are right Kevin is in a minority and thinks the Kearasourus is the man for the job. Most of our fans tend to disagree after being bored shitless for the last two seasons watching his inane and predictable game plans. It is probably past the time Kear should have been on his way.  




#3150680 any news from the Mount?

Posted by greavesy on 01 July 2015 - 06:57 PM

all teams outside the top 4 receive a pittance compared to the top teams.........the gap will just get wider season on season......is there any point in staying up.......and if so how can you possibly challenge the top 4 when you receive over half a million pound less .

We do not need to challenge the top four and I do no expect to. But my own expectations, our supporters, and that of the club was to be in the top eight . 8th pos. was not unreasonable to finish in the bottom two and relegation will be abject failure both by the board and our present coaching staff. On remaining in the championship we can and should compete against the lower teams ie. the bottom 6. And pre season with the team assembled we should have done just that. injuries added to the failure to recruit and Kears dismal game plans have left those expectations in tatters.




#3146161 Anxiety levels

Posted by greavesy on 23 June 2015 - 08:01 PM

Will not be his lack of ideas to change things then.  When his one dimensional game plan is not working. Maybe if he had started his other half back instead of putting the umpteenth forward there, we would have started better. And why did we not change the point of  attack when Whitehaven were down to 11 men. Surely getting the ball wide when there was no haven winger would have been a good idea. Sorry JK the excuses are wearing thin. The brand of rugby we are playing is the pits and has been all season. 




#3134494 Squad for Friday

Posted by greavesy on 03 June 2015 - 06:14 PM

Does not matter what team we put on the field unless we change our tactics and develop some means of crossing the opposition try line. In most of our league games we have spent longer in our opponents third than they have in ours. eg. Halifax home Sheffield away Dewsbury home, Whitehaven home. need I go on. our attack is entirely predictable. At the present time watching the Bulldogs is like reading the same chapter in a book over and over with exactly the same ending.
Less structure please Mr Kear and more open and enterprising rugby. The way we are playing is
a Not working
b Not winning games
c driving away fans
Change it please before it is too late starting Friday.


#3127379 The bash

Posted by greavesy on 22 May 2015 - 10:00 PM

A flippant comment about people dying, who's the numpty?

Who's reaction is over the top?

A prime example of a racist?

Not another left wing lunatic. Where the hell did anyone post anything remotely racist ? Are you a student  . "GET A LIFE". Back to the topic plenty of watering holes in Blackpool hope to see them rocking with RL people having a great weekend.




#3124113 Respect.

Posted by greavesy on 17 May 2015 - 04:16 PM

 The team have well and truly discovered their bite. Great effort today Widnes will be relieved to have won. Makes next weeks game against the old enemy very interesting looking forward to Blackpool.