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Chris_T

Member Since 20 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 08 2014 09:56 PM
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In Topic: Cougars coming after Batley for compensation

08 September 2014 - 09:29 PM

I'm afraid I have no idea. No details are ever published. I don't know who was on the original panel or the appeals panel. The "fresh evidence" presented to the appeals panel has not been published. It shouldn't have been admitted anyway. As it related to 2013, it should have been submitted to the original tribunal or not at all.

You have made it quite clear that you know nothing of the evidence submitted in the appeal, none of us do. For all we know Batley may have a dossier 6" thick which shows thousands of incidents of RFL incompetence. It may bring the whole game crashing down if the truth comes out? We may now have the RFL in our pockets and the refs might help us all the way to Grandfinal victory? 99% of what is being spouted by quite rightly angry opposition fans is guess work. All we know as facts are that an apeal case was heard and the points deductions overturned. Anything else is guesswork, moan all you like but there is a reason for the turnaround,which we don't know the ins and outs of and in this case it's not because we are one of the big boys, an RFL favourite who always lands on their feet. Keighley are well within their rights to go after the RFL but any club in our position would be happy with the results we've had this last 2 weeks both on and off the pitch.

In Topic: Aston & Woods in League Express

01 September 2014 - 06:28 PM

simple no change for us, the 2 games were supposed to have breached the regs in we got tonked and were already safe last season, if we had lost 3 points plus any points gained in the games(which was zero) we would stillhave been safe, we were safe before the deadline last season, teams last season alleged to have breach it are haven, town, york, hunslet and i think leigh but i a yet to see any offical link to the rfl saying thats who it was


Your unrelenting! Batley are the spawn of the devil and should loose 6points but everyone else should get off? Would that have anything to do with the fact that it would see you safe. The crimes are the same, results are irelevant, its a team sport and anyone at Batley or Huddersfield cant tell you that Jacob Fairbank (a young fringe superleague player, the sort that DR was set up to help!) is not capable of winning games single handedly, in fact he is no better than our contracted forwards so there would be no reason for Batley to knowingly field him illegally. You could accuse us of cheating had we played Danny Brough, and had we submitted a teamsheet to the RFL with Brough on it I dont doubt they would have passed him to play.