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Keith T

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#3016620 2015 'New Era' Season Fixtures in Monday's League Express

Posted by Keith T on 19 October 2014 - 09:42 PM

London Skolars first game a local derby against Hemel. Broncos first game at home to Dewsbury. Looks though that there are a number of home games clashes which is crazy.

 

Championship teams each have 11 home games and in Cumbria the two clubs, Workington and Whitehaven, are at home together on 7 occasions.    




#3015638 Keighley: “We must assume we’re in League 1″

Posted by Keith T on 17 October 2014 - 04:47 PM

Can someone remind the RFL today is the 17th of October 2014, i.e. the date that they were going to respond to points made by Keighley?   




#3006831 Signings news

Posted by Keith T on 03 October 2014 - 01:35 PM

What the hell does it matter who offered what?   The main thing is that as far as we are concerned the player signed for us,    If he hadn't then we move on - end of!!!!

 

I'm sure our BoD would have a limit as to how far they wanted to go without going outside our budget and no doubt Haven are the same.   It should not be a matter for public debate about signing on fees or salaries.




#2996810 Dewsbury 50 Workington 6 - discussion, report, highlights

Posted by Keith T on 16 September 2014 - 06:14 PM

Good report but an error in the penultimate paragraph needs correcting  -  "Haven" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




#2996125 Dewsbury 50 Workington 6 - discussion, report, highlights

Posted by Keith T on 15 September 2014 - 05:52 PM

No way does the tackle deserve a suspension! What happens if he pleads guilty?

 

The early guilty plea is only available to a player who hasn't been up before the disciplinary in the past 12 months.   With an early guilty plea his sentence will be reduced by 1 game so if they give him the maximum penalty of 3 games he would be suspended for only 2.   Likewise if they give him a 2 match ban he would only serve one match.




#2995872 Tomorrow

Posted by Keith T on 15 September 2014 - 12:33 PM

Just watched the match highlights on You Tube and how Azuiue (?) didn't get sent off I don't know as he never made any attempt to make a tackle.    Five officials for this match and they still chicken out on making the big decision!!!!!


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#2992342 Sl backchat

Posted by Keith T on 10 September 2014 - 02:23 PM

The idea of fining the five teams from last season plus Batley and Doncaster to make up the difference is a sound idea but at present we only have Mr Nicholas' statement to the appeal tribunal to say that these five clubs broke the rule.   There has been absolutely NO confirmation of this from the RFL but those clubs keep being mentioned on social media and even in the RL Express.   I still can't understand how your Chairman was able to access players salary cap values when they were at other clubs not connected with Batley, as salary cap values are part of the rule.   The RFL need to grow some and let fans know the full facts, warts and all.   If they have c****d up then admit it and let everyone move on but until then this is not going to go away.




#2991910 Sl backchat

Posted by Keith T on 09 September 2014 - 10:23 PM

That Bill Arthur was Rod Studd!!!! and I think Gareth Walker will know as much about the Championships as anyone as he writes about them every week in the RL Express.

 

Until the RFL come clean and outline everything to the supporters of other clubs then I'm afraid Batley will continue to get this sort of reaction.   Of course the RFL will sit on it in the hope that it will pass by and every one moves on.




#2990650 Cougars coming after Batley for compensation

Posted by Keith T on 08 September 2014 - 11:14 AM

Whatever you think of him, Haven4ever does raise a valid point about what happened last season?    There has not been any confirmation from the RFL that 5 teams, including my team Workington Town, broke this rule last season.  Fans of these 5 teams surely have a right to know if that is true or not first before they get tarred with this particular brush.   As far as I can see this is only mentioned by Doncaster and Batley in their appeals to the tribunal which beggars the question of how did they find out things like players salaries first of all and secondly if true was this an error by the RFL or the clubs mentioned?    




#2986165 Next years team

Posted by Keith T on 31 August 2014 - 07:12 PM

Definitely not.   They really can't afford my salary for just playing let alone coaching as well.




#2984171 We're not safe yet

Posted by Keith T on 28 August 2014 - 05:26 PM

When it comes down to the RFL that old saying "you should always expect the unexpected" was never truer.

 

Batley's appeal was centred around the fact that they didn't know about this 3 game rule and it seems to me that they have upturned every stone to find that Haven broke the same rule last year and didn't get punished.    As they haven't punished any teams either last year or this then it would be very difficult for them to punish another team if they now broke the same rule this season.

 

It's ironic though that the one coach that shouted loudest about the perceived miscarriage of justice just happened to be coach of the team that broke the rule last year and got away with it!!!  As they say "touche".




#2984166 Realistically ....

Posted by Keith T on 28 August 2014 - 05:21 PM

I've only seen Josh Crowley play about 3 times wonderofwood but each time I have thought that he was a very honest player who gives you a double shift every game.  




#2981450 Big news

Posted by Keith T on 22 August 2014 - 02:40 PM

Lambrini time ,well done P.V.

 

Make mine a double Lambrini bomber!!!!    :tongue:




#2977781 Batleys RFL hearing today.

Posted by Keith T on 15 August 2014 - 02:56 PM

We are relegating 5 teams this year because we are introducing a new system next season which sees the top Championship team (plus 3 others) with less money, playing the 9th SL team (and 3 others) to decide which teams go in to SL the following season.

 

So, what was wrong with only relegating 4 teams direct and the 10th team play the top team from Championship 1 for the last place in the relegated 5 (it would be either 5 relegated or no-one promoted in this case)?    I think that would have been a much fairer system to decide this matter. As it stands a team could be relegated with 42/44 points which last season would have been good enough for 6th position in the league table.




#2976513 Gary McFarland

Posted by Keith T on 13 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

Welcome on board Gary and well done for coming forward.