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#3206551 2016 Recruitment

Posted by greavesy on Yesterday, 05:03 PM

And we spent considerably less than Halifax and Sheffield. . .

Not asking for a team of stars. We already have a dozen quality players just the one player that will piece it all together like a Karl Pryce at Dewsbury.

Karl Price at Dewsbury surely that must be a joke. I would not want him if he came for free. I put more effort into a toilet visit.

#3203280 2016 Recruitment

Posted by greavesy on 29 September 2015 - 09:22 PM

Fax are trying to negotiate a release of Brown with Batley.
Spencer is a solid all rounder and much better than Chandler and possibly Brown. Im sorry but he probably should do a bit better than Batley.

Good to see that after a couple of good performances the big club syndrome has resurfaced among the fax faithful.

#3199057 Kear confirmed

Posted by greavesy on 23 September 2015 - 07:10 PM

Glad he's staying. The players are obviously happy with him as most have chosen to stay. It sounds like he was happy with new signings too. My view is that we need to at least make the playoffs next season.

As I said before. This season was an improvement on last and we need the same again next.

Before the friendlies this season I said I would be happy if we avoided relegation (as did many others). We then absolutely took apart fev and had a good start to the season and everyone's expectations went up. We then had several injuries to key players and began our losing struggle. It was disappointing yes but ###### happens. We finished off the season showing what we are capable of. The last 2 home games we totally controlled the game.

Hopefully our new signings are as good as JK indicated. If it does turn out to be Brambani and Patch then I will be very happy and could be just what our squad needs to turn those 12 close defeats this season into wins.

Got really fed up of this forum this year with the sniping and finger pointing. Hopefully there will be less of that next season.

Have to disagree with you on a few of you points. This season was definitely not a improvement on the last. The view from the majority of people connected with the club was not to just survive, the play offs were a minimum and many were talking of a top six finish. We lost nearly every big game we were involved in i.e. Whitehaven home and away in regular season. Workington when it mattered in the 1st game of the eights. Dewsbury home and at the Blackpool bash.+ Halifax, London, Sheffield, Fev, Leigh, all at home and away in the league. As for the so called sniping and finger pointing I think what you mean is fans having and being allowed an opinion which is what a open forum is all about. In the last two home games I agree with you we played the fast and attacking rugby missing for most of the season. Maybe some of those close defeats would have earned points if the coach had allowed the more attacking approach. As for the injuries yes they were to key men especially in the halves. But the coach built the squad and it failed to provide the necessary cover. Also other team seemed to cope quite well when key men had to miss games
I hope you are correct about next season M. Hopkins and yes we have made some terrific signing if rumours are to be believed. maybe we can attract back the supporters driven away by the lack of open and entertaining rugby displayed most of the season.
On a lighter note I think you deserve a special award M. Hopkins as the king of the happy clappers LOL just kidding.
As usual we will all be back next season full of optimism and expectation. I hope Kear delivers next term after two abject seasons which have tested even the die hards among us.

#3197756 Kear confirmed

Posted by greavesy on 21 September 2015 - 05:48 PM

Buford will be pleased ;)

So this goes from the heart to his care assistant who will bring him his tea tonight
In arkham asylum ;)

No knifes or forks

Personally I'm glad john's got another year

Well your not gonna get someone much better for the brass ;)

Reminds me of when Dewsbury kept Warren Jowett on and we all know how good a move that was.

#3189079 Today's performance

Posted by greavesy on 07 September 2015 - 12:49 PM

Very good performance yesterday from the team well done to them and the coaching staff. They looked in a very determined mood from the off. Some really good individual performances but I give a special mention to Leatherbarrow who put out some terrific passes and controlled the game. Brown finished really well and the forwards bossed the Whitehaven 6. I see no reason why we cannot win next week in London and secure safety before the final game against Hunslet. If only we had played some of the open rugby we played yesterday earlier in the season we would be contesting silverware rather than avoiding relegation.
We are a better team than our league position indicates of that I have no doubts so lets end on a high with two more victories and we can all relax and look forward to better fortunes next season.
Loved the atmosphere yesterday at the rear of the Glen Tomlinson stand very pleasant in the sun having a beer or three while listening to the singer who I thought sang very well. Nice to hear John Kear, and the see the players doing the end of season presentations to the dance troupe. All in all a top day.

#3186166 Batley v Whitehaven

Posted by greavesy on 02 September 2015 - 07:18 PM

The referee will not come into it on Sunday . Plenty of soul searching from the team before the match and a determination to right the defeat on Monday " We will win this match". There will be plenty of points from both sides but the dogs will come good and with true Bulldog spirit  win  the game   28 - 22.  

#3185319 Ainscough

Posted by greavesy on 01 September 2015 - 09:45 AM

No matter how big a gaffe Ainscough made, im sure hes well aware of it and slating him isnt going to do his confidenve any good, its not like we are blessed with backs right now so he'll be in the side next week and overall hes been one of our better performers this year.

I am fearing the worst but we just have to get behind the team and hope somehow we can get out of the mire AGAIN.

Then when the season is done, a full frank post mortem MUST be done, as we cant have a third successive season of dross or we'll have no fans left.

Well said Buford . We have three games now to rescue a depressing season that has to be the focus. What has happened in the past means nothing it cannot be changed . Facts are we beat Hunslet and Whitehaven we stay up, both at home  ,both games are winnable as is London away. They are in difficulties number wise with a few injuries. I feel for Ainscough he had what could be termed a brain fart in the heat of the moment but now is the time to move on get the points we need and for heavens sake do not make the same mistakes three seasons running.  Time for the fans to come back and get behind the team. Remember Doncaster last year I am certain the support that day had a bearing on the win that kept us up. Come on the BULLDOGS lets show we still have what it takes. 

#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.