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greavesy

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#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.

 




#3119360 Workington sunday

Posted by greavesy on 08 May 2015 - 05:50 PM

it was one mistake that nearly cost us, and besides that, the dual reg worked pretty well for us, also majority of people i have spoke to thought it would of benifited us this year too

DR is the pits and choose how this season pans out it was the correct descition to not use it IMO. It is a blight on our game and the sooner the powers that be end it and bring back reserve team footy the better. Fact is we did not have enough cover in the backs once again especially the halves that is why we are struggling. 




#3105728 WTF

Posted by greavesy on 13 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

Two words; unbelievable and explain. Apart from the first game of the season (not counting Normanton) we've given every team a start, luckily we came back twice, but in every other game we've started late and fallen short. Today we came across a team which looked at the beginning as they fully expected to get beat and we got off to a flier and opened up a completely defendable lead. Then we put in an abject second half like our usual first half. Basic brains went out of the window along with everything else. I hope that someone can explain what they were thinking. JK must be thinking long and hard after this and couldn't be blamed for leaving it all behind. This was a throw away and every man in that 17 owes the club after that.

Sorry to disagree phildog but the tactics on display are the ones provided by the coach. Featherstone were completely outplayed in the first half and they discovered that there was no way through the middle past our excellent forwards. Cue plan B for them Moore took control and sprayed the ball right and left out to their three quarters and once they scored there was only going to be one result. Our backs could not cope . My point is we have no plan B, no moves apart from the scoot ,drive or bomb. Ball movement to the flanks only happens on rare occasions. The players must take some blame for yesterday but so should the coach for our poor tactics this season. As I have said more than once a player in the Handforth mode to push us around the park and create chances is a must. We have no leader out there. a couple of outside backs even on loan would not go amiss . I know we have limited finance and the available talent is thin on the ground but we have to look. Like it or not we are now in the relegation mire with free scoring Leigh to come next

   On the Moore dive and the feigning of injury I fear it is slowly creeping into our great game. It needs stamping out now RL is a tough sport played by hard men it should stay that way.

      A final word on the attendance it was pathetic for a game of that importance. The weather was awful I know but I noticed a lot of regular bulldog fans missing. I do believe that fans are starting to vote with their feet. We need to play more open and attractive rugby now. The boring one man stuff is wearing thin it did not work last season it will not this. One thing I would do is urge our fans to stick with the team, we will improve. Now is not the time to stay away we must all pull together and get the team back on the winning trail .




#3102344 half back

Posted by greavesy on 07 April 2015 - 08:18 PM

Not heard anything about a half back but personally I would not mind if it was Gareth Moore not everyones cup of tea but he can certainly kick goals better than anyone we have at present plus he knows where the try line is. His scoring record for us is quite impressive. We could really do with a couple of players coming into the backline,  with our dominant pack we could turn the season around starting with a win on Sunday.




#3100337 attack

Posted by greavesy on 04 April 2015 - 09:30 AM

Here we go I wondered how long it would take,yes we didn't play all that well but we didn't have to,I thought that batley side last night was no better than the batley side we beat good Friday last season. Admitted you missed Campbell & Craven as Jordan Grayston will never make a fullback as long as he's got a hole in his ######!! But we'd a few players that we've got to come into that team that will improve us. As for you making us look good after talking to a mate of mine who's a Doncaster fan the same could be said about them making you look good!!

In the backs Graham we had Campbell, Faal, Leatherbarrow, Craven all injured no excuses from me though on that score. We still had 13 on the park and did not have a clue how to cross the try line, no ideas in the final quarter again. Dewsbury scored nearly every time they attacked in our red zone. Believe me Graham we did not look good at Doncaster. We fought hard and sneaked the points.


#3098675 jonny c

Posted by greavesy on 01 April 2015 - 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.