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#2900954 Marketing Games

Posted by Chris_T on 17 March 2014 - 10:13 PM

We definitely need to make floating fans welcome to try n keep them. I usually come to games in an an old Stag shirt. On more than one occasion I have been confronted by fans saying something along the lines of 'thats an old shirt I bet you haven't been up here since that was new blah blah.' when I tell them I've watched home and since a babe in arms, they are almost disbelieving! If I was a floating fan I would be put off. We can't afford to alienate anyone.

#2811326 Well done Ian Ego Lenaghan

Posted by Chris_T on 19 October 2013 - 08:03 PM

I really dont want to be dragged into this Champ/SL fans bashing one another but cant sit by when a supposed RL fan says we should die! No one at Batley has any dilusions that we could ever compete with SL top clubs ( though we have scared the hell out of the Giants twice in recent years) but we could continue our steady progress better in a SL 2 comp with some bigger teams around us and leave the elite 8 in SL to get on with what they do the teams dropping back to playing minnows like Batley wont be happy but im afraid there are 2 many SL clubs hanging on by the skin of their teeth and they need that realism that Batley have, and find their true sustainable place in the game, SL 2 if its embraced could be a cracking league.

#2811311 Well done Ian Ego Lenaghan

Posted by Chris_T on 19 October 2013 - 07:40 PM

teams like dewsbury batley hunslet will never amount to anything why should super league support them die or merge the time has come to clear out the wasters.

Is this the same Batley that has won the NR cup and got to the grandfinal in the last 3 years? The Batley whom own their own ground which has developed beyond recognision in the last 15 years?, The first club in RL to have classroom facilities and an education program at the stadium, The club that has coached the likes of Alex Walmaley, Jason Walton, Greg Johnson, and Alex Brown to the point where they're deemed too good for a tinpot team? The Batley who are sending a coachload of fans to Wembley for the WC Semis? The Batley who's supporters coach , referee, and get up at 5am to run a carboot stall to raise funds for junior teams? Whos fans get their hands in their pockets the second a player is injured at whatever level.. Batley is a bouyant club with one of the smallest budgets in RL , if recent rumours are to be believed there are at least 3 SL clubs that should be knocking our door down seeking advice on running a club within your budget.
Your comment shows a complete lack of RL knowledge and respect., we may seem like tinpot teams to you, but loose the 3 teams you mention and their 2000 fans and the game will suffer.

#2728427 Interesting news

Posted by Chris_T on 21 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

Its 2 years since we lost our 5 so called best players in Handforth, Rettie, Robinson, Hesketh and Manning. All were replaced by better players except perhaps Manning. We lost Brown last year and replaced with Johnson, in my opinion a much better winger. We'll get by!