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buford t justice

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#3129060 Yes or no to the bash

Posted by buford t justice on 25 May 2015 - 03:52 PM

Yes to the concept, yes to Blackpool (shame the resort is so run-down) and yes to having the crowd opposite the cameras.

We need to give the event time to "bed in", but it adjustments are needed.


Agree completely.

Maybe staging it somewhere smaller next year would benefit it too, as there wasnt much atmosphere, and Blackpool itself is that rough it makes round here look like Monte Carlo.

Also to make it more interesting, id like to see the fixtures decided on league standings at the time, 1st v 2nd, 3rd v 4th etc.


#3126807 The bash

Posted by buford t justice on 22 May 2015 - 06:24 AM

[quote name="hawk-eye" post="3126655" timestamp="1432238463"]

A flippant comment about people dying, who's the numpty?
Who's reaction is over the top?
A prime example of a racist?[/quote

You would'nt like his Princess Diana jokes then.


#3126805 Lump on

Posted by buford t justice on 22 May 2015 - 06:21 AM

Get your money on a odd score line tonight cas v far town


Top notch signings and now brilliant betting tips.

Is there anything you are actually good at Will? I dont think sport is your area if im honest.


#3125988 Signing

Posted by buford t justice on 20 May 2015 - 06:34 PM

Any chance of this being his try scoring tune? His new nickname should be 'the rubber ball' without question.




#3124899 Paul Cooke

Posted by buford t justice on 18 May 2015 - 07:27 PM

To be honest if he only had one leg, his experience and leadership out on the field would be worth its weight in gold and that would improve us ten fold.

Im sure if he could be persuaded to come until the end of the season we could strap him up like a mummy and get him out there.


#3124303 Sensation on the books?

Posted by buford t justice on 17 May 2015 - 07:36 PM

What no thrashing!!!! There will be some very unhappy batley "fans"on this forum with that Score


I would have thought all the fans would be happy with that score, and in particular the performance.

Its all we ask for really, a bit of heart and to play some decent rugby.

Lets hope that we can take some confidence from this on to next week and begin to move away from the dire one man stuff we have been playing up to now and give the fans some entertaining stuff to watch for the rest of the campaign.


#3124144 Respect.

Posted by buford t justice on 17 May 2015 - 04:49 PM

Great effort, the test of the rediscovered bite will come next week in Blackpool and if we can back it up.

We showed we can do it, so lets hope we can get some consistency now and belief.

If we cant, maybe we should consider levelling the slope and buying an ipitch.


#3123378 Dewsbury rumour

Posted by buford t justice on 16 May 2015 - 12:57 PM

Heard this morning the club may be under investigation regarding the decision to kick a last minute goal. Probably wont hear anything for a few months until the investigation is completed. Any one heard any more?

It was very close to the handicap the bookies gave when they decided to kick for goal.

Not beyond the realms of fantasy I suppose, just hope if it was betting related they had the sense to not bet using their own account unlike our lot the other year.


#3122201 Widnes away challenge cup

Posted by buford t justice on 13 May 2015 - 09:00 PM

Frazer "wer doomed" Buford is not the most optimistic Bulldogs supporter we have CB, more a I've dropped my beer glass on my foot rather than glass half empty kinda guy!

I prefer to call it realism.

No point sugar coating things, a poo is still a poo even if you put icing on it.

Unfortunately, there are people in this world who will always convince themselves its a doughnut, even though deep down they know its a poo.


#3122116 Widnes away challenge cup

Posted by buford t justice on 13 May 2015 - 04:18 PM

we looked alright sunday and i bet jk or the coaching staff are on phone to our players everyday tbh i know for a fact they are! So it's down to players sticking together now and seeing what happens can't see anyone coming in until next week


Come on Tom, i know you're not terribly bright but even you cant be so naive as to think a scrappy win over a very poor Workington side has suddenly turned our season around - by all accounts it was only them tiring towards the end that gifted us the win.

A big defeat at Widnes and we are back to square one confidence wise, and that wide pitch at Blackpool will suit Dewsbury down to the ground with their three quarter line.

In the next 28 days we play -

Widnes away
Dewsbury summer bash
Featherstone away
Sheffield home
London home
Leigh home

The last 4 of them in the space of 14 days.

Im no betting man, but with our injuries, lack of quality in key areas, dreadful tactics and the lack of a leader, the next winnable game will be Whitehaven away after the Leigh game.

Unless there is some major improvement and 3 or 4 new signings (who will need time to bed in so wont be instant problem solvers), we will be there and there abouts in the bottom 2 come full time against Leigh.

Call me negative, but we can bury our heads in the sand and pretend its all ok, but we are really up against it.

Ill be behind the team as always, but certainly more in hope than expectataion.


#3121665 Chairman's News

Posted by buford t justice on 12 May 2015 - 12:58 PM

As a rugby league fan looking in I'm amazed at the negative attitude of some of the posts on here towards your players who put their bodies on the line week in week out,and many I guess for little financial reward !
Surely it's a time to get behind your players !
Just hope that they (the players) don't follow this forum to much !
I have to say your lads playing up in Workington,taking a full day of their weekend and putting any loosing pay has to be admired
Would you do that !

We do get behind them, but we also pay to watch the team under perform week in and week out this season, so are we not allowed to be critical?

Or do we just put up with it?

Im sure if you went to your local supermarket week in week out, and the quality of the food was poor and you werent getting value for money, you would complain - or by your logic, you would put up with mouldy potatoes just because you love shopping.

The people on this forum care a great deal about Batley RLFC, and a lot of the 'negativity' is more frustration being vented because they care.

I thought the whole point of forums was to express different views and opinions, wether they be good, bad or indifferent.

Players and coaches alike love the pats on the back when things are rosey, so they need to as professionals accept the flak when things arent going well.


#3121612 Chairman's News

Posted by buford t justice on 12 May 2015 - 11:41 AM

Great gesture re Danny Jones, the whole rugby league community really have pulled together and done all they can for Dannys family in such a sad time.

 

As for the players not playing for losing pay, I hope this is a trend that is going to continue until we start playing something like what we are capable of - although I was under the impression most players this season are on guaranteed contract money anyway? So is losing pay just a small payment on top of this?

 

Hardly a massive loss to the players if they still got paid and just stood to lose a losing bonus - repaying the losing boinus from the pathetic attempt against Whitehaven would have been a more symbolic gesture.




#3120841 Joe Bedford

Posted by buford t justice on 10 May 2015 - 08:21 PM

I could think of dozens of RU signings that became massive names at the highest level of RL and most would have started at local club level. What about Lewis Jones, David Watkins or our own Wattie Davies? Or look at the Wakefield and Saint Helens teams in the sixties.

Try not to trip over your bigotry.


Fair point, but all you mention were established RU internationals, and not an ageing journeyman playing in an amatuer league, so excuse my sceptisism and 'bigotry'.


#3116293 Well I guess that's it!

Posted by buford t justice on 03 May 2015 - 05:23 PM

Fair play to Haven they deserved the win.

We on the other hand...........worst performance since the dying embers of Thorntons reign.

Kear needs to go for me, if we are struggling to get players in then a change of coach is needed because hes not getting anything out of this lot.

But hearing the Danny Jones news, none of this really matters at the moment.


#3115340 Is france a possibility?

Posted by buford t justice on 02 May 2015 - 09:56 AM

To be fair to Kevin, despite him being Chairman, (and a fantastic one at that) my final point was that we all feel the same on this. At the end of the day, we all love our club. He is no different from us in that respect. So no doubt this situation is as frustrating to him as it is to all of us! I just don't think anyone having a go at anyone else, is helpful at an emotive time like now.
Anyway, when we finish fifth, all this will be moot😉.

Completely agree, we are all frustrated at the moment, but you cant as chairman have a sarky pop about fans basically saying we cant complain if we arent willing to put some money up to help. I have nothing but the upmost respect for Kevin and all he has done, but the chairman shouldnt really be making comments like that on a fans forum, no matter how fed up we are all feeling.

All of us in the hardcore must spend upwards of a grand or more every season following the club, so its not like we dont contribute.

It goes full circle back to the age old question - how on earth do we get the people of Batley back through the gates?

I do wonder though, how a club like Hunslet for example, with no reserve team, a rented ground and crowds lower than us can have 40 players on the books, yet we are in the position we are in squad wise.