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buford t justice

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#3045663 Simon Brown

Posted by buford t justice on 15 December 2014 - 07:47 PM

You lads down at The Hawks aren't alone in your worries for the season, I'm not as convinced as some of my fellow fans here at The Mount of our improved chances this season. They tell us that the squad will be stronger but I don't see it, especially with the way every other team, yours included, all seem to have brought in a few names, whereas our new guys are of a sameness, but as they say, let's get on the field and see how it goes. Regarding Brown, I thought he was decent on loan for us last season, and I know he was on Kear's radar at the beginning to come from York with Scott but went to Halifax where I thought he would flourish, but like a lot of Fax fans I felt that Harrison really lost his way last season and didn't seem to have time or patience to let Brown come on, aided I feel by a loud section of their fans who couldn't wait either. As it seems that he will be guaranteed a good run as one of your top signings, he'll do well for you. I can see you doing better than you think, as I think you could have a better season than Whitehaven at least. Brennan has promise up front, he didn't get a chance with us last year and like Fax fans, some of ours got on his back from the start, Mauny will see you around, and the grapevine has it that Walmsley from Fev could end up with you, as he's not on Fev's retained list. Not great with the ball but can tackle.

Brennan is an average league 1 forward at best. Was never fit at Batley and was found out, he had plenty of chances before JK got rid of him.

Hunslet is fast becoming the Batley retirement home again, and unfortunately i can see a year of struggle for the hawks.

As for Batley, the players we have signed are of good quality, and if we gel, we will have a good season.

I dont get peoples fascination with signing 'names' as most cone on big money and never deliver in the part time game.

#3037135 volunteering with the club

Posted by buford t justice on 25 November 2014 - 05:24 AM

Was talking to a friend last night, Leeds Beckett university and Huddersfield Uni both apparently do sports marketing degree courses.

I think its worthwhile the club getting in touch and seeing if the students fancy some volunteer internship \ work experience - they would surely jump at the chance of the experience and it, would be a great benefit to the club and look great on their CVs.

#3036501 volunteering with the club

Posted by buford t justice on 23 November 2014 - 05:20 PM

Although a huge majority of the duties that coincide with running a small semi professional club constitute "voluntary" presently, I feel a volunteers team needs establishing.

This team will be fan based obviously and id imagine very rewarding whilst helping the club we love.

A simple database or list of - names contact numbers skills and availability.

How about a thread sticky with kn posting duties to be filled weekly

We have BISSA for the squadbuilder, the supporters club for the club shop/away trips etc, maybe setting up some kind of supporters committee for advertising and marketing the club could be the way forward?

A committee of fans who can dedicate time to get round the pubs and clubs, the local events, town centres etc on a weekly basis with flyers etc, using the mascot outfit as well.

#3036310 A missed opportunity

Posted by buford t justice on 23 November 2014 - 11:16 AM

Buford back to my point are you able to email Iro to be Battler if required or give time probably at weekends but maybe during week to help promote Club?

Thanks Kevin, i served on the BISSA committee for a few years and unfortunately had to give it up due to work / family commitments and at present out of work i barrly have time for myself.

I still pay into BISSA, buy a season ticket, a shirt, travel home and away, sponsor games with my friends, attend club events and am a supporters club member, at times during the summer my following our club could lead to divorce, but im sure you'll agree as a fan i cant do much more and perhaps as a fan of a professional club shouldnt be expected to do.

You are preaching to the converted on this forum!

My name is Richard Ellis by the way.

#3025862 Keighley website hacked (merged threads)

Posted by buford t justice on 02 November 2014 - 08:55 PM

Hacked by the ISIS nutters.

Surely they cant think Cougar Park is the heart of the 'decadent west'?

Never a dull moment in rugby league.

#3023455 Lee Greenwood

Posted by buford t justice on 31 October 2014 - 02:48 PM

Been appointed head coach at the All Golds. Another step up the ladder for him. He has always seemed to get the best out of any team he has been associated with and I wonder if he will be the next number 1 at the Mount when JK calls it a day?

Lets see how he fares as a head coach first Fred, different kettle of fish to being a number 2 and i imagine it will be a tough baptism down at Gloucester for him.

If we have learnt anything as a club since the Thornton era it has been that the value of having an experienced head coach in chatge at this level is crucial.

If and when he calls it a day, id like to think we would push the boat out to get a coach of similar standing to replace him.


Posted by buford t justice on 30 October 2014 - 12:27 PM

There are so many to honour if you think about it - great names from the past like Wattie Davies, Frank Gallagher, Henry Oulton, London Dick the first ever cup winning coach - we could potentially run out of things to rename after people!


I'd personally love to see a memorial wall or a monument at the ground, with the names of past players, coaches and great names

associated with the club engraved on it, something like that near the memorial garden would be a really nice addition to the club.

#3022345 OT HIV sufferers

Posted by buford t justice on 29 October 2014 - 12:43 PM

what a ridiculous thread.

Unless you are going to pull someones shorts down and fellate them on field or go even further, theres not much chance of catching it - theres probably more chance of a player dying from malaria from an Aussie import whos arrived via the middle east, and thats never happened has it?

Some people really are thick.

HIV is only transmitted via blood to blood contact, and does not survive outside the body so short of deep throating an opponent while you have a gaping sore in your mouth theres little to fear.

I appreciate Featherstone is a tiny pit village, but you lot surely arent this naive and have some experience of life outside of it, other than away games? This isnt the dark ages.

#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.