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buford t justice

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#3011473 Tom Lillycrop

Posted by buford t justice on 11 October 2014 - 10:06 AM

What do people mean by "his face didn't fit"?

He's been released by four clubs in as many years. Did his "face not fit" at Bradford, Wakefield or Sheffield either?

He stands very deep and has good pace over a short distance for a lad of his size, but he doesn't have an offload game and misses too much defensively.

He's only 22 though and I hope JK gets the best out of him. His work-rate certainly deserves it.

Give me Ewan Dowes or Byron Smith any day.


We have a good track record of polishing rough diamonds at Batley to be fair.


#3004578 Grand Final

Posted by buford t justice on 29 September 2014 - 04:27 PM

It must be your year after all the dissapointment of recent years.

Met some cracking Oldham fans last year at the LSV watching Batley.

Good luck Oldham!


#3003669 Leigh 33 Dewsbury 22 - discussion, report, highlights

Posted by buford t justice on 27 September 2014 - 06:03 PM

No one fancied us at Featherstone in the semi final last year and look what happened.

Its a one off game and anything can happen.

Good luck Dewsbury.


#3003019 Minutes from Keighleys meeting last night.

Posted by buford t justice on 26 September 2014 - 12:09 PM

Not interested but thanks for link anyhow.

Constructive as ever eh 9 Oiler? You're obviously not interested in the goings on around the league then either - but others may be, and as it affects our league i thought id share it.

I found the bit about Featherstone borrowing money from the RFL to pay wages slightly alarming.


#3000409 Eagles to help Keighley with legal costs

Posted by buford t justice on 22 September 2014 - 11:24 AM

White bank has over 350 seats according to wikipedia

 

More than at Sheffield.

 

Lets hope they win the playoffs and are denied promotion, then we'll see Sheffield squirm.

 

I'd love to see it all blow up in Sheffields smug faces to be honest, if the seagulls got the chop due to lack of facilities and Keighley reinstated - that would be karma, irony and justice all rolled into one.




#3000028 Halifax 0 Dewsbury 25 - discussion, report, highlights

Posted by buford t justice on 21 September 2014 - 05:24 PM

Well done Dewsbury, terrific result today.

I am now in the odd position that i dislike you lot the least of the teams left, so wish you all the best in the semi final.


#2999430 Website: Mark Applegarth interview

Posted by buford t justice on 20 September 2014 - 03:59 PM

Heard hes holding out for more money and we are sticking to our guns with a take it or leave it stance.

Id like him to stay, but if he doesnt want to then so be it. I'd have taken losing him and keeping Sam Scott all day long.


#2997439 Moving forward.

Posted by buford t justice on 17 September 2014 - 05:12 PM

We should link with Batley boys and use their first team as the official reserve team. This would provide a clear pathway from under 8s all way to the first team, wouldnt cost much to do either.

Can only benefit both and the sport in the town.


#2991482 Cougars coming after Batley for compensation

Posted by buford t justice on 09 September 2014 - 11:57 AM

It must hurt knowing your wrong but not having the courage to admit it.


Even terminator agrees. Thats 2 to 1. Prove it or be quiet.

You cant prove it though because you are wrong.


#2982157 lessons learnt

Posted by buford t justice on 24 August 2014 - 12:01 PM

Do you know i read your first post and agreed entirely what you said
Then you had to spoil it with this response, when you say conference teams are you implying the playing standard of some of these non heartland clubs or the standard of the facilities ?

As for Barry Eaton i think you will find he signed a further 2 or 3 years contract with the Hawks early on in the season and as for who will be Batleys coach surely this is for discussion once there is a vacancy and wasn't aware that JK had been sacked or resigned as yet

To be fair RD, from speaking to Hunslet fans i know, the standard of some isno better than you see at yorkshire league level, and the facilities of most (Oldham included) make Owlerton look like wembley.

Life in League 1 will be a massive culture shock for us fans and players alike, and by no means will it be easy, we must get the recruitment spot on in order to bounce straight back.

Thats if we do go down of course......


#2982086 RFL Investigating DR breach at Whitehaven

Posted by buford t justice on 24 August 2014 - 09:26 AM

I feel quite sure all will be revealed shortly....people in glass houses and all that...maybe the player in question will be able to provide the supporting evidence that you require LeeF... ;)


So if what he says turns out to be true, will you be leading the apologies?


#2981120 RFL Investigating DR breach at Whitehaven

Posted by buford t justice on 21 August 2014 - 05:51 PM

he mentioned last season btj. sounds a load a cobblers but we aint in the mire 100% yet. seems rfl made a bigger co** up a things than we did. :rtfm:


If ever we need the RFL to make a madcap decision its now!

Heres hoping they are feeling particularly mad today.


#2979384 Chairman statement

Posted by buford t justice on 18 August 2014 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for your response Kevin. Surely, as a committed Chairman, you see the huge need for support on the Board, investment, etc? It is easy to comment on this forum, sometimes critically as a supporter, but the majority on here have the same passion for the club as the Durectors and their wives. The difference is, we do not own the Club.

Surely as owner of the Club, it is important for you to progress the Club, as you have, sometimes against all odds, for which the true supporters have given you the plaudits, and quite rightly so. Now that the demands of the game are changing rapidly, surely it is the responsibility of the chairman/owner of the Club to restructure the Club to cope with these demands and remain in a competitive arena to compete for the bigger spoils? It is hardly taking responsibility by throwing the duty of attracting new directors and stakeholders back to the supporters, who have voiced their concerns via this medium.


Agree completely.

We all care deeply about the club, and unfortunately at the minute emotions are running high with everyone connected with the club, so at the minute any talk of you leaving Kevin is a knee jerk reaction, as are the calls from some for change.

In sport its great when things are going well, everyone loves the pats on the back, but you have to be able to take the flack when things dont go so well.

Whilst relegation is financially disasterous for us, it could be a blessing in disguise, as we would only be in a relegation scrap again next year in a lop sided championship.

Its the perfect chance to regroup, take stock, make changes that can benefit us going forward and get a team on the field that can challenge for honours in the bottom tier next year.

The season though has been a disaster from week 1 and i personally blame our terrible recruitment for our demise, the points deduction just sped up the process. I pin most of the blame firmly at the door of John Kear for some terrible signings and some questionable tactics at times.

If it wasnt for you Kevin, we may not have had a club to support, and you certainly have my backing as chairman.

Lifes a learning curve and you learn from your mistakes, so by that logic we should become a much stronger club for this experience.


#2977710 3 point deduction.

Posted by buford t justice on 15 August 2014 - 01:47 PM

Has anyone on here stopped to think how the players must feel reading some of the comments of so called "fans".How is It supposed to make them feel, when the fans are slagging them off? Not wanting to perform ,that is for sure.
This season has been hard, a catalogue of errors starting with the betting scandal. The club has made mistakes with recruitment and some of the signings have been poor. The Dr system is a joke, the loan system is also laughable.
Surely now, with the points deduction,we must all stick together and try to get something from the season.On the points deduction why does the points have to come off this season? Weren't Bradford deducted points this season, on something that happened last season?
Stranger things have happened, and although it does look grim lets keep the faith!


The players will be hurting, until they jump ship for the biggest offer.

Not much loyalty in modern semi-pro RL im afraid.


#2977280 Todays RFL hearing

Posted by buford t justice on 14 August 2014 - 06:07 PM

Carl Hall just tweeted Doncaster will get decision in the morning and ours is after theirs. Looks like we are in for a sleepless night.