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phildog

Member Since 26 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 29 2014 06:39 PM
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In Topic: Halifax 0 Dewsbury 25 - discussion, report, highlights

21 September 2014 - 06:51 PM

Not much between the teams? 25 points says yes!! Some idiot from Dewsbury either tweeted or emailed in to Radio Leeds after the game having a go at Batley cos he thought we don't appreciate your progress, well let me tell him that most of us Dogs fans will always wish Dewsbury well in everything except obviously when we play each other, and no Dewsbury fan had any greater desire for that win than me. Halifax, the great We Are (not) who think they only have to breath and get a place in Super League, well they're not in the semis are they, and weren't last season either, when both our 'little nobody clubs' were and are, so tough. From a Dog to The Rams, bloody well done!!


In Topic: 2015 Squad

20 September 2014 - 11:59 AM

After the re-signings, new signings and supposed leavers, has anyone heard any whispers regarding the stragglers ;Faal, Bretherton, Paterson, Martin, Leary and Brennan? Is Leary still JK's work in progress after 2 seasons where he's never had a run in the side? He seems to get picked against Leigh, Rovers and Halifax then recedes into the shadows, yet when we're short on numbers he gets shipped out to get game time somewhere else. Likewise young Martin...comes in with a trumpet fanfare as a well thought of Super League fringe player who's going to be a big asset then what? Faal I'm quite sure will re-sign as he probably thinks he owes the club for sticking with him through the ban, and he was coming into some sort of form then bang he's injured again!!


In Topic: Website: Mark Applegarth interview

20 September 2014 - 11:46 AM

Funny how on the 11th he's singing the praises of a team mate AND telling us he's talking to the club, yet 3 days later he's supposedly signed for the Rams!!


In Topic: Jordan Grayston

04 September 2014 - 01:13 AM

Seriously, if he's a full back and we're expecting Greenwood to go, then with the return of Campbell we'll have at least 3 wingers, Rettie, Vinny and JC (assuming that VF stays and Leigh want Browny back, 4 if not and we can talk him round, as nobody else has thrown their hat in the ring to sign him). Without knowing that Black was going to be fit for the last 2 games and options running short at 6, why not play him? He was getting a game at Rams to begin with so he can't be all that green. Still I suppose we can add him on to the list of 2015 signings then.


In Topic: Aston & Woods in League Express

01 September 2014 - 03:33 PM

Again, whilst not being a fan of whinger Aston, and being a Batley lad, I have mixed feelings about this whole affair. Because somebody else broke the same rule a year ago and got away with it shouldn't automatically mean that someone else should get away with it. It sets a precedent for any future scoundrel to use the same excuse, or in fact openly flout the rule citing the fact that Batley and Doncaster got away with it so why can't I? Whilst being delighted that we got our points back, I'm not 100% sure that we should have. I'm more concerned with the fact that a) we didn't know the rule and B) that someone at RFL HQ doesn't keep their eye on these things and flag up to clubs when problems are likely to occur. Woods shouldn't worry anyway, as I think Whitehaven are safe due to the fact that they play Swinton last, a safe bet in my opinion.