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#3129905 Danny orr

Posted by TheTerminator on Yesterday, 10:19 PM

Whoever replaced Kear, it'd need to be someone who was capable of attracting a decent quality of player. Both Kear and Karl Harrison have good profiles and reputations, and by and large they've been able to attract better quality to the club on the money made available to them.
Appoint a no-name and it'd be another nail in our coffin.

#3128469 Poor

Posted by TheTerminator on 24 May 2015 - 06:24 PM

Our second half showing today was horrendous. We looked absolutely clueless with ball in hand, and it was once again abundantly clear that we lack quality in the halves.
As I write this - five hours after the end of the game, sat in an empty hotel bar nursing a terrible hangover in Britain's most dilapidated seaside hell-hole, any optimism has now been absolutely quashed.

#3126170 To put people's minds at rest

Posted by TheTerminator on 20 May 2015 - 10:47 PM

Ratapi like I said go to sleep term believe it or not am getting very well paid for wasting your time on here there's time difference in the world Dave stock well was way past is best Albert got a back hander for that one

Use your free time to find us some Internet evidence of Mr Rapati, then.
As for using bizarre statements about former players and coaches from the 70's as some form of recognition of your all-encompassing knowledge - it's frankly a bit weird.
By telling me to 'go to sleep', it's pretty obvious that you're trying to 'mask' the fact that you've been made to look very, very stupid (yet) again.

#3126150 To put people's minds at rest

Posted by TheTerminator on 20 May 2015 - 10:15 PM

Terminator try's to mask over the invite with a little sarcasm I see ,as you seem to know it all I only I thought you would be up for this little challenge but maybe you are full of bulldogs after all go away a post a thread that people would like to hear not a post that's knocking all and sundry but then a gain Dave Brooke once sold a dummy and John Burke fell for it remember term ha you ain't a clue have yer

No, not 'all and sundry'. Just you.
As for asking Redditch Bulldog and Gary Coyle to pose quiz questions, I'm fairly sure they'd both advise you that my knowledge of Batley Bulldogs is a lot stronger than you seem to think. I'm sure that Gary, in particular, remembers all the work I put it in to writing historical profiles of former players and coaches for the club's first website back in the early 00's.
Either way, I can't fathom how you've made a correlation between my mockery of your utterly ridiculous posts and my knowledge of the club. Neither, it appears, can anyone else.....

#3126073 To put people's minds at rest

Posted by TheTerminator on 20 May 2015 - 08:15 PM

well my source is someone at the club and not someone in the pub so i will stick with it thanks all the same old cock

How dare you question will cordwell's claims?! His tips are Nostradamus-esque in their accuracy! So far he's been spot on about the quality of an unnamed Kiwi who turned to be a superstar at an unnamed French club, Hunslet looking at a 31 year old lower division rugby union scrum-half (who'd never previously played a game of RL prior to pulling on a Hawks shirt) and Ryan Bailey signing for Dewsbury! Evidence enough for you of his credentials??

#3124115 Sensation on the books?

Posted by TheTerminator on 17 May 2015 - 04:17 PM

Credit where credit's due. It sounded like we gave them an absolute reaming in the second half. Ray French was wetting himself on the radio commentary.
Let's carry this form forward into next weekend.

#3121930 Alex Simmons and Rugby A M

Posted by TheTerminator on 13 May 2015 - 06:41 AM

Wayne's World! Wayne's World! Excellent!

#3120812 Joe Bedford

Posted by TheTerminator on 10 May 2015 - 07:59 PM

He's 31! Hardly a 'prospect'.

#3116625 Well I guess that's it!

Posted by TheTerminator on 03 May 2015 - 10:34 PM

Fear of the 'unknown' leads to stagnation and indifference. If we carry on treading our current path, what exactly is the future for us? It would appear that some members of this forum don't even want to consider reviewing how the club is run (and by whom) with a view to improving things. As I suggested earlier, that wouldn't necessarily even mean Kevin Nicholas being displaced. It might just mean an overhaul of staff and a new approach.
Here's a question that anyone is free to answer if they wish to;
Where do you see the club in 10 years time if the status quo remains?

#3116510 Well I guess that's it!

Posted by TheTerminator on 03 May 2015 - 08:00 PM

I think he, quite rightly, is suggesting that the club couldn't afford to pay the wages of some highly skilled professional administrator.

Well, it was a suggestion, that's all.
People seem keen for Kevin to stay, but no-one seems keen to review how the club works with a view to it developing and progressing from the bottom upwards.
If we can't afford to employ a professional administrator to run the club, maybe we should pretend to be a hotel and ask Alex Polizzi to come and make some suggestions.
I'm not sure if our fans have any ambition for the club to develop and prosper. Common sense tells us things aren't working in terms of how we're progressing, but people don't seem to want to look at any changes through which we might see an improvement.

#3116435 Well I guess that's it!

Posted by TheTerminator on 03 May 2015 - 07:22 PM

Read that excerpt again and see how you've answered your own question.

I'm not sure what you mean? I take it that he doesn't employ someone to run the club on a full-time basis already?

#3116262 Well I guess that's it!

Posted by TheTerminator on 03 May 2015 - 05:05 PM

I don't see how Kear is to blame. He's shown that with a decent group of players his game plan works. Unfortunately he isn't given the money to build a competitive team with. It's obvious to everyone that with a quality stand-off or scrum-half we'd be competitive - just as it was last eseason when Black was injured. Why wasn't this addressed when players were available? I was told at today's game that Ainscough is our highest earner. Aside from his shortcomings, why wasn't that money put towards a high quality playmaker? How many other clubs have a wingman as their highest earner??? Lunacy.
I don't know if anyone noticed, but going on today's showing Kear has clearly been encouraging the players to adopt a more expansive game during training this week. What our performance revealed is that we don't have the quality to play that style of game.
Kear will probably walk after today's game, and I wouldn't blame him one bit. One of the best coaches in the league, and the club has totally failed to back him.
When will those in charge learn the lesson that a thriving club is built on a foundation of on-field success? We had nearly 3'000 fans supporting us at Leigh in the 2013 Grand Final. What did we do to try and maintain that level of interest? Sod all. Absolutely criminal. If I recall correctly, season tickets didn't even go on sale until just prior to Christmas.....

#3116153 Appalling

Posted by TheTerminator on 03 May 2015 - 04:04 PM

I don't need to add anything else.

#3115614 Is france a possibility?

Posted by TheTerminator on 02 May 2015 - 09:59 PM

Reading some of the recent posts on this thread, I fear it's only a matter of time before a vengeful Dewsbury fan creates a 'Batley Ostriches' parody website.

#3115515 Is france a possibility?

Posted by TheTerminator on 02 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

What a load of unadulterated, ill thought-out claptrap.
Do you imagine for one second that running a club like Bulldogs is anything less than a very expensive labour of love. Far from fans being ripped off, you should be aware that no such small sporting organisation has ever been able to operate without help and financial support from the fans. To succeed needs the combined efforts of all the stakeholders ie board,coaching staff, players and fans. Sniping, from whatever direction it comes, is simply destructive of those efforts.

To use the phrase 'labour of love' is, in this context, massively wide of the mark.
Coaching Batley Boys under 10's on a muddy playing field in the middle of winter is a 'labour of love'. Volunteering to do aid work in Syria is a 'labour of love'. A parent tirelessly raising funds to pay for an operation for their child is a 'labour of love'.
Batley Bulldogs is a business, and a professional sporting club. Running a business is most certainly not 'a labour of love'.