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Sir Jekyll Stocking

Member Since 28 Aug 2007
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In Topic: What was your first ever Batley game?

24 November 2014 - 12:51 PM

My first match would have been approximately 1971-2.

I remember drawing a picture of the game at Gregory Street Infant Skool afterwards. The opposition wore yellow shirts (and so may have been Cas?) and won.

The experience was clearly underwhelming, as my second Batley match wasn't until the "Centenary Game" against Fulham in 1980.

I remember Fulham (in their first season) needed to win the game to gain promotion to Div 1, but the Gallant Youths beat them 10-8. Fulham scored a late try, but missed the conversion.

"What a team!" I thought (meaning Batley), "I'll buy a season ticket."

And so the journey began...

In Topic: Sponsoring a player

16 November 2014 - 09:25 AM

Or perhaps we could place it in a secure vault and the last one left gets it. (l acknowledge that there is a Simpson's plot in there!)

M*A*S*H used it earlier...

In Topic: Any News...

22 October 2014 - 11:43 AM

I heard that we were playing hardball on that one. Dewsbury had made us a decent offer to take him, but we were holding out for more!

Dewsbury will need to persuade BSJ to lower his agent's fee.

Or perhaps we could have a Dual Registration arrangement.

In Topic: bulls inclusion

14 October 2014 - 03:52 PM

I cant see anyone touching them and if by some miracle they dont win automatic promotion the RFL will change the rules.

Not automatic promotion.

As I understand the proposed system, the top four from our division (hard to envisage anything other than London, Bradford, Leigh & Fev) will play against the bottom four of Superduper League to sort out who starts SL in 2016.

It's going to be tough to get into SL!

In Topic: No more bonus points!

11 October 2014 - 01:18 PM

Did it actually affect the table/play-offs/relegation?


I ask because I don't know - not a wind-up.

After the first season we had bonus points I did a retrospective check on whether BPs made a difference on league standings compared to the previous years.

There was one change.

That season Dewsbury finished one place ahead of Batley, benefitting from bonus points. If the league places had been calculated on the basis of 2 points win 1 point draw Batley would have finished one place ahead of Dewsbury. As neither team were in contention for play-off or relegation that season it didn't really matter.

There being less boring things to do with my time, I've not bothered to check since.