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buford t justice

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#3182996 Putting it in perspective

Posted by buford t justice on 26 August 2015 - 10:17 PM

I know the majority who post on here, and id say they are all members of the 'diehard' brigade, so id say this forum is a pretty accurate way of gauging the feelings of the true fans of the club, whether people agree with the views or not.

At 36, ive supported the club all my life and been a season ticket holder for years, but this season has seen my interest wane completely and ive missed more games than ever before.

There are many more like me who are exactly the same.

The club need to address this as its becoming widespread, rather than thinking its only the view of a few negative folk on a forum, because it isnt.

We are customers, and the product we are paying for isnt good enough and hasnt been for the last 2 seasons.

I like you Kevin, and you are an intelligent man, you must know what needs to change to improve the on field product and start winning the diehards back, because we all know what needs to change, we just need you to do it.

#3182988 Further signings

Posted by buford t justice on 26 August 2015 - 10:05 PM

We can sign internationals, but until we get a coach in who can vary his tactics and get the best out of the team then we will not notice any difference.

If Kear stays, next year is a write off before a ball is kicked no matter how well we recruit.

#3173617 Biggest game of the season?

Posted by buford t justice on 10 August 2015 - 05:15 AM

John talks about attacking rugby when commentating but maybe he feels he needs to play a different type of rugby at Batley to suit the type of squad he has?
The recent form has been good and it is never good to over react after one defeat.
Today was always going to be difficult, away against a side in form with a top quality super league stand off.

You are one of the fans i alluded to earlier - blinkered and refusing to admit theres anything wrong on the field.

The same patterns of results and poor performances have continued for 2 years now, fans are voting with their feet and if Kear stays, we are in for more of the same next year, whoever he signs.

As Greavesey said earlier in the thread - enough is enough and he has to go.

You mad?

#3173564 Biggest game of the season?

Posted by buford t justice on 09 August 2015 - 09:39 PM

I maintain that we'd have a successful team with the addition of two good halfbacks. We'd have fared much better last season if Black hadn't been ruled out for so long.
If Kear is to blame for not recruiting to sufficient strength when he had the opportunity to bring in a better 6 or 7, then the criticism levelled at him is just and fair. However, if he hasn't been backed and has had to sign players who fit a tight wage structure, then his responsibility is diminished.

He was quoted as saying we didnt need another half back a while ago, and has said since the squad is good enough and we will pick up.

Its an open and shut case where the blame lies, we have played the same brand of dire rugby for 2 seasons with changes in personnel along the way not changing things on field.

Theres money there for players as has been well documented, but we could sign Gareth Widdop and Kear would coach the ability out of him, although if Mr Kear wanted to bring someone in, his interviews told a different story.

Maybe hes losing his marbles though, as he talks a lot about attacking rugby on SKY and sounds really impressive, yet doesnt seem to remember any of it on match days with us.

#3173539 Biggest game of the season?

Posted by buford t justice on 09 August 2015 - 08:54 PM

Do not know where you have got that one from Eddie but I can assure you all the fans "who by the way are die hard supporters" Want shut . Enough is enough and after two seasons of his dire and boring coaching methods he should do the right thing and fall on his sword. The man simply has no idea and his latest gaff of playing another prop at loose forward says it all. We are to put it very bluntly a one dimentional team lacking anything in the halves to create try,s. Just got back from yet another cumbrian disaster . believe me we were after the first 20 mins a shambles. There was talk of improvement when our halves were back playing in tandem after today that myth has been exposed. our season is now over apart from avoiding the drop. So please KEAR GO NOW. As I said enough is enough and his departure may help to bring back the missing fans his brand of boring, pointless excuse for rugby league has induced.

Couldnt have put it better myself Graham.

#3173368 Biggest game of the season?

Posted by buford t justice on 09 August 2015 - 05:17 PM

He may actually be the best man for the job, but even if he's the worst he'll still get the job.

Cant do any worse than the clown in charge at present.

#3173289 Biggest game of the season?

Posted by buford t justice on 09 August 2015 - 03:10 PM

losing 16-0. Normal dross is resumed.
sammut is class above.
oh for a decent halfback.......

One day people will listen to me mate - theres a lot to be said for being a realist.

The ones on here thinking we can make the top 4 of this bottom 8 thing are in la la land, we just need to stay up and wipe the slate clean for next year.

#3171860 League Express letters

Posted by buford t justice on 06 August 2015 - 11:58 AM

Didn't Stevo announce before the start of the season that this would be his last as he has no intention of working past 70?

Yes he did.

Lets hope we can set the Kearosaurus out to pasture so he can replace Stevo.

#3171719 Biggest game of the season?

Posted by buford t justice on 06 August 2015 - 08:27 AM

It seems people are pre-occupied with the forthcoming match against the Rams but surely the biggest game of the season is this Sundays at Derwent Park? A victory would put us in pole position to claim the play off spot, with a shared gate, plus the £25k extra prize money for the final league position. Defeat would leave us 3 points behind Workington and make the remaining matches virtual nonentities as well as being on the back foot again in relation to finances. On the previous occasion when a Cumbrian match was so important, the team travelled up the day before so as to be in prime condition for the match. Is this happening this weekend? Surely the extra prize money alone would make it worthwhile.

Agree - 7 massive games to come.

Beating 2 poor sides and a Dewsbury side who had played 2 games in the week before we beat them and people seem to believe its all rosy in the garden again and have forgotten the dross that has been served up all year.

Similar with the re-signings, it would appear most of this years squad will stay on, yet its a team that has terribly underperformed for the best part of 2 seasons, yet people seem delighted, which leaves me very confused with the mentality of some of our supporters.

I agree some deserve it on merit, but with a similar swuad and same coach in place, its more of the same frustrating dire stuff next year.

We are still a poor side and we are still well in the relegation mx, defeat on Sunday wont do us any favours - will be interesting to see if missing out on Sammut comes back to haunt us.

#3170526 Magic Bulldog Moments

Posted by buford t justice on 03 August 2015 - 07:53 PM

Psst look on the website BTJ

Ah ok i get it now.

As you were, carry on.

#3169697 Moving with the times...

Posted by buford t justice on 02 August 2015 - 11:39 AM

Ousted by me?
No, he resigned. I think because he was frustrated with lack of info or promptness of info from Club. I can see where he was coming from. I was nothing to do with website but at start of season tried to rectify this.
Disgraceful website?
Hardly. Yes always scope to improve but info on there at moment is more or less up to date..
Would be interested in views of people who actually support the Bulldogs though.

I have to admit the website is the best its been this season, regularly updated and has match highlights, cant really fault it.

Cant understand anyone criticising it, it does exactly what it is intended to do.

#3167156 Not Fev or Whitehaven

Posted by buford t justice on 29 July 2015 - 06:05 AM

What's the problem, we've beaten them twice, we're on the crest of a wave...I fully expect us to finish in the top 4, beat Worky, Haven, Hawks and Donny and 1 more, job done.

Lets not get carried away - weve beaten 2 poor sides and won a derby against a side who had played 4 days earlier at Leigh.

Whilst all have been important wins, they are only really papering over the cracks of how bad we have been this season, people seem to have forgotten this lately.

This season has been one to forget on the field, lets just focus on avoiding the drop.

#3165531 Leatherbarrow kicks the Dogs to Victory

Posted by buford t justice on 26 July 2015 - 08:19 PM

Great team performance today, it was a real good old fashioned blood and thunder derby and I really enjoyed it - nice to see as they have been very dull affairs recently.

Lets hope we can carry the confidence on for the last 7 games and finish s very forgettable season on a high.

#3163518 Deadline day?

Posted by buford t justice on 24 July 2015 - 11:26 AM

Do you mean other than this past weekend against Hunslet?


You cant really use that as a yardstick, Hunselt were abysmal and we still conceded 28 points - most other teams would have buried us on that defensive showing.


We are still a very poor side, beating 2 very poor sides in recent weeks and another "almost won" against an underperfroming Halifax side doesnt change that.


We should have recruited a few new faces and perhaps a new coach weeks ago, we just have to be thankful Hunslet and Doncaster are currently a lot worse than we are.

#3161871 Dewsbury Away

Posted by buford t justice on 21 July 2015 - 11:21 AM

Another chance to pick up 2 points ahead of the last 7 games against the rest of the bottom 8.


Looking forward to us hopefully suring the defence up from last week whilst keeping the attacking mentality going - if we do we have half a chance especially with them playing Leigh tomorrow night.


A defeat though would once again plunge us into the mire with something having to give in the Hunslet- Workingto game.


Ive learnt this season though that optimism is for fools, so I think we will lose narrowly as per the norm against sides further up the table.


I wait and hope to be proved wrong however!