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buford t justice

Member Since 21 Oct 2005
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#3093711 The Club and al,l its various sub groups

Posted by buford t justice on 23 March 2015 - 01:42 PM

spot on buford fella,you said something have thought for years,same as website with spinoffs why not have one up to date correct info channel were the fans can keep up to,on site that looks officialas the league table with dews listed as ??death eaters somehow and it looks stupid and shows no respect for mates over the hill. too many clicks all wanting to have a badge when in theory we all want the same thing and have proved many times with chipping in to bissa and the biff player sponsership. all doing a decent job but why not all in same pot like yo say. i remeber a few years back at shirt launch someone from one factor asking another factor to put a few dogs caps on the table top sale and everyone in the vicinity could hear the"F OFF sell em yerself" so you can see why it probably wouldent happen. :download: .


Surely the club can get all groups round a table and thrash out a way for everyone to work together, share funds and ideas to improve things for the fans and club alike, get bums on seats in the buses, raise funds, get some membership offers drawn up to get fans to buy into the new scheme - as you say, it all goes in one pot anyway.

The club have stated their intention is to be more professional, so surely all the support networks have to fall in line together for this to happen.

Evolution not revolution!

#3087925 John Kear in todays Batley News

Posted by buford t justice on 13 March 2015 - 07:49 AM

Isn't JK also allowed an opinion or are opinions a closed shop for those who dont agree with anyone elses.

Yep. But a level of professionalism should be maintained for a man in his position IMO.

We are customers at the end of the day - would you be happy if you felt something needed improvement in your local bank, only to be told to try do the job yourself and to basically stop complaining?

#3087805 John Kear in todays Batley News

Posted by buford t justice on 12 March 2015 - 08:57 PM

Is there any reason you couldn't have just added this to the other thread you created on the same topic btj?

You don't speak for me by the way. And I paid too.

Thats the beauty of opinions. You highlight my point well.

I started a new thread as i feel it needs addressing and didnt want it to be lost in the middle of the other thread.

#3085722 Scott Leatherbarrow - enough is enough!

Posted by buford t justice on 09 March 2015 - 11:01 AM

It is a team game, and he is not the only one to be struggling. It seems to me he is playing to a clear game plan so John Kear might want to take some responsibility too.
Not sure that to be having a go at one player is particularly right on this occasion.

Im not having a go, merely pointing out that hes been dreadful so far and shows no sign of improvement and something needs to be done.

I could make a case for every other squad member having at least one good game this term, but hes not doing anything in games to warrant anything other than negative comments.

If we had another half back i have no doubt he'd be dropped.

#3085568 Scott Leatherbarrow - enough is enough!

Posted by buford t justice on 08 March 2015 - 09:11 PM

Dreadful again today, hes been very pedestrian and slow this year, and offers very little to the team in games

His kicking game is also dreadful, with most kicks finding the man and not open space.

Can someone at the club please either give him a rocket up the backside, or start to look for another scrum half, as he is without doubt a major hindrance to our attacking play.

#3082704 Heavy Woollen Line Up

Posted by buford t justice on 04 March 2015 - 02:25 PM

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#3079418 Salary cap

Posted by buford t justice on 26 February 2015 - 10:51 PM

Leigh are taking the 'boom or bust' ethos to a whole new level this year.

Will be interesting to see what happens should they fail to go up this year and the interest wane as it inevitably will.

Im no mystic meg, but theres a bucket collection on the horizon.

As for London, they need all the help they can get by the looks of it.

Full time rugby league isnt all its cracked up to be.

#3064528 Down to earth with a bump.

Posted by buford t justice on 01 February 2015 - 05:24 PM

Terrible performance today, but full credit to North Wales, who looked a very useful side.

Not many players emerged with much credit, and I felt we showed them no respect and we were perhaps far too overconfident, and got what we deserved.

Id certainly drop Craven and Grayston from the 17 to face Workington, and the trialist scrum half Anderson played himself out of a contract today.

On the plus side I thought Lillycrop played well and was the pick of our forwards.

Plenty to work on, and although im dissapointed tonight, maybe its good we have had the reality check we need now rather than on the opening day.

#3061268 Squad to be named

Posted by buford t justice on 26 January 2015 - 01:15 PM

Not sure that will work well with small squads who suffer niggling injuries.
Will probably hurt us now we cant use the giants healthcare

I think it will benefit us, you know what you've got and know in advance what you are up against and can plan accordingly.

And with JK being known for his meticulous planning, its got to be a good thing.

#3058466 Heavy Woollen Line Up

Posted by buford t justice on 21 January 2015 - 12:33 PM

Iv heard there playing 23


Surely thats against the rules?


I know we are the professional club but a 10 man on field advantage for them would make our task impossible.

#3056442 Keith Mason a Bulldog

Posted by buford t justice on 16 January 2015 - 06:50 PM

Apparently Keith Mason and Mickey Rourke were both training together at MP Fit gym in Birstall a few weeks back.

It must be true then.

Mickey Rourke to pump his hollywood millions into Batley Bulldogs.

We heard it here first!

#3054867 Batley V Fev

Posted by buford t justice on 12 January 2015 - 12:17 PM

Yep, clean sweep for the Dogs in the friendlies producing unbridled optimism for the real stuff that lies ahead.


If theres one thing we Batley fans know, its that optimism is for fools and people who dont know any better - i'll leave it open to interpretation which forum members fall into these categories.

The results of the friendlies are of no interest to me to be honest, im looking for a bit of cohesion and hoping we start to look something like over the next 3 games so we are ready for Workington on the 15th - plenty of encouraging signs on boxing day so hopefully we will have built on the good things we did in that game.

it is nice to know that we now have a game almost every Sunday for the forseeable future - anyone know how much it is in on Sunday?

#3054142 Bulldogs Website

Posted by buford t justice on 10 January 2015 - 10:33 AM

Hi Kev , just about the match highlights bit why is it nearly 17 minutes long

Fev do this , but its only a teaser 33 seconds long to promote DVD sales for there squadbuilder

Leigh do one , but its £3 a month to view it , which goes to there squadbuilder


Ours is nearly 17 mins long which is gonna affect BISSA DVD sales resulting in a smaller BISSA contribution to squad next season

This has got to affect BISSA , cos if I could watch all the tries for free I wouldnt buy a DVD and im sure others are the same

If the website videos are edited right, maybe just showing a few key moments and then a link to the BISSA website to buy the full DVD, then it could help increase sales.

Or could BISSA or the club run it as a subscription service through the website? A tenner a year - id imagine a lot of fans would pay that, its convenient, MODERN and can be accessed by fans anywhere.

If people also want DVDs great, but its time we moved into the 21st century.

#3053283 2014 Championship and Championship2 Average Attendances

Posted by buford t justice on 08 January 2015 - 12:38 PM

The problem with Championship 1 is the geography of it - not only do clubs have to contend with trying to attract fans to third tier rugby, they also have little chance of attracting many away fans due to the sheer distance of some of the trips every other week.


For a semi pro competition it is absolutely crackers - The RFL need a serious re-think, maybe having 2 competitons below super league that feed into the super 8 phase, split into north and south or east and west would be far more workable IMO.


Expansion is great, but all the current format is doing is killing off interest and eventually the clubs themselves who play at that level.

#3051110 Video highlights

Posted by buford t justice on 02 January 2015 - 02:05 PM

Well its all academic now anyway...

The site has been shut down and the video deleted... Someone seems a little oversensitive

I wonder why!

And as you are one who said you wouldnt lower yourself to visit the site (or words to that effect) makes me wonder if its you who's over sensitive.

Now we have no online highlights - well done, get your Mary Whitehouse badge out and wear it with pride.

People are quick to criticise yet offer no solutions.