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#3063707 Who's your best half back pairing of all time

Posted by TheTerminator on Today, 12:22 AM

Steve Barnett and Gary Barnett. Close the thread.

#3062483 carvel

Posted by TheTerminator on 28 January 2015 - 08:56 PM

I can think of more flops than successes from the list of Aussies who've played in Super League over the last decade.
Of course they're better than us on an international stage - they've a far larger pool of players to pick from at all levels.
However, scratch below that international/Origin surface and the rest are no better than your average Super League Joe.

#3062419 carvel

Posted by TheTerminator on 28 January 2015 - 06:33 PM

Reni is coming just no timescale on his arrival that's all but been told its weeks not months so I guess his visa as been approved. Verlinden looks a beast (albeit not seen him play like you just watched highlights) but I doubt he's a keegan Hirst (no offence batley) as he's an Aussie and no aussies IMO are average especially ones wanting to make a name for themselves. As for the money bit well if you had finished second you would of got the money so we deserved it I reckon. As for MC etc if you believe all the rumours you hear then theirs something wrong but one thing I do know he's the best thing to happen to Fev in a very long time and him and his team are doing a cracking job. As for players wages FN left us in the crapper as you know but obviously were out of that now just looking at the type of players were signing. I would be more worried about your own club than ours if I was you oxy lol.

'no aussies IMO are average'???
Save me two's on whatever you're smoking, please!

#3062076 Who's your best half back pairing of all time

Posted by TheTerminator on 27 January 2015 - 10:31 PM

Got to be the sparkling combination of Jay Duffy and Iain Gordon.

#3060473 Charlie Martin

Posted by TheTerminator on 25 January 2015 - 11:38 AM

No surprise that he's been snapped up by one of the big clubs. He has the full package of skills and is one of the greatest talents I've seen at Batley.

#3051941 Championship Table 2015

Posted by TheTerminator on 04 January 2015 - 10:20 PM

Why don't you think Batley haven't recruited well? New signings the likes of Mitchell, Ainscough, Southernwood and Hirst would say otherwise, plus the return of arguably the most dangerous back, Mr Jonny Campbell.

I'll admit that we didn't recruit well for the 2014 season (but still managed to beat Fax) but the team looks a hell of a lot stronger for 2015.

I think Halifax fans should be extremely apprehensive in terms of their sides 2015 prospects. Browny and Greenwood will do well for them, but the remainder of their recruitment looks fairly underwhelming in terms of proven Championship credentials. Richard Marshall is also an untried and untested coach. Will he turn out to be another John Bastian? Who knows.

#3051199 Video highlights

Posted by TheTerminator on 02 January 2015 - 06:25 PM

We shouldn't be sticking our heads in the sand over this matter.

#3047464 kain joins hunslet

Posted by TheTerminator on 20 December 2014 - 03:01 PM

Mixed feelings here: when I dared to suggest our recruiting hadn't thrown up a 'name' somebody had a go at me, now Flanagan and Allan oops Kain have gone to Hawks, seems like many fans quite fancied them for us, as Kain especially has been long touted. Yes, at the moment both are on the sick list, but there's still 7 weeks before kick-off. Our half backs do look light, unless Grayston is being primed as a stand-in, we did need another half back either to start the season with some experience or as back up because at the moment, 1 bad injury to Cain or Scotty leaves us struggling. Like someone else says though, we still have chance to bring someone in, we won't know til kick off where we stand. I'm sure JK and KN are on it.

It's not that we haven't signed a 'name'. We have - Ainscough. If he stays fit, he guarantees us at least 20 tries this season. The other players we've brought in are also quality additions. You've raised doubts over nearly every signing we've made during this close season - either on this forum or on Facebook. That's whilst almost rabidly criticising the release of a player who couldn't even get in the York team last season, and expressing your annoyance on another forum that we didn't give a useless, overweight lump of a prop 'more of a chance'. Make of that what you will.
My concern is simply that we haven't replaced Black with an experienced player who could have slotted in without any worries and given Leatherbarrow the guiding hand he needs. I've no other worries at all about our squad.

#3039319 Fui Fui Moi Moi confirmed at Leigh

Posted by TheTerminator on 30 November 2014 - 01:01 PM

Anyone who thinks this is a 'poor' signing or that they 'couldn't give a monkey's' about it is living in denial. Fine, it's ok to be disinterested in the activities of other clubs, but to try and put a downer on the signing of a player (by a lower league outfit) who has been one the most recognisable names in the sport over the last decade is a little pathetic.
Yes, he's 'past it' at NRL level but will be a stand-out in the Championship next season. Further to that, him signing for them has generated massive publicity for Leigh and boosted their profile no end - which was obviously one of their main aims. They'll also be able to build a really effective marketing campaign around him.
I'm no fan of Leigh, but this bit of business has to be applauded. I only hope that they have the financial muscle in place to move forward with their plans.

#3030141 Keegan Hirst re-signs

Posted by TheTerminator on 09 November 2014 - 12:35 PM

I know what you mean owd cock.... BUT... I can't honestly remember him breaking a single tackle all season.... I'm sure he must have.... but I just can't remember it. He certainly didn't make it a habit by any stretch of the imagination... though as jt says there were signs of improvement towards the end last yr.... I even put lard ar se Lamont Bryant in front of his in my list of recent rovers props

That's the thing though, Robin - he's not a tackle-breaker. It's the other attributes he has which make him an effective player. To expect a Rambo-esque performance from him would be unrealistic from the start.
Lamont Bryan's bustling running style made him stand-out (to an extent), but he was knackered after a couple of drives and extremely lazy in defence. On the flip side, I've always found Keegan to be very hard-working and able to play long minutes - especially for a player of his size.
Horses for courses, though. Some like him, some don't.

#3030084 England league star trashes Dunedin flat

Posted by TheTerminator on 09 November 2014 - 11:14 AM

When I read the headline; 'Room Trashed', I recoiled in horror expecting to see some form of Keith Moon-esque rampage. All I saw was a bloke breaking a door. Silly boy, but he hasn't raped anyone, murdered or inflicted grievous bodily harm on someone. Neither has he defecated in his own mouth.

I'd probably give him a stern talking to and move on.

#3029643 Keegan Hirst re-signs

Posted by TheTerminator on 08 November 2014 - 04:33 PM

Good luck to him if he is back with you He was showing his potential at back end of season. One thing for sure he seems to play better in a Batley shirt for some reason

Perhaps the weight of expectation at Featherstone affected his game? At Batley, we don't expect all our players to be world class superheroes who break every tackle at will.

#3025773 Lee Greenwood

Posted by TheTerminator on 02 November 2014 - 06:55 PM

I could not tell you but It did not stop him applying for the Fax job when it came up if he did.

Are you deliberately writing in riddles?

#3020809 Eagles on the move again

Posted by TheTerminator on 26 October 2014 - 04:54 PM

I thought they had decent att ? I'm sure someone has the numbers. I think a lot of the money comes from sponsorship Sheffield is a massive city plenty of business to go at.

Nah, they're skint. Don't you remember Ian Swire and his odious sidekick bleating at the council for a taxpayer-funded handout of £40'000 to fund ground improvements before the start of last season? If they're so cash rich, they wouldn't have been crying the poor tale and demanding money from the local authority, would they?

#3020511 Eagles on the move again

Posted by TheTerminator on 26 October 2014 - 12:18 AM

There must be some very, very wealthy people backing Sheffield given their player recruitment and the wages they can afford. To emphasise this apparent wealth, moving 24 miles and potentially losing fans obviously isn't even a remote concern - even when you take into consideration the fact that they already attract very sparse crowds.