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Member Since 20 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 08 2014 09:56 PM

#2991203 Cougars coming after Batley for compensation

Posted by Chris_T on 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.

#2986734 Aston & Woods in League Express

Posted by Chris_T on 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.

#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!