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buford t justice

Member Since 21 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active Feb 06 2016 06:08 PM

#3267351 Away fans deal for an overnight in Whitehaven..just seen this on twitter

Posted by buford t justice on 04 February 2016 - 12:32 PM

I know the Waverley in Workington has links with town, players staying, officials etc.


We stay there every year whenever Batley play Workington or Whitehaven, top bloke is Del who runs it.


Once stayed in the Waverley in Whitehaven which wasnt bad but the landlady wasnt as welcoming to drunken rugby fans!

#3265130 34-6

Posted by buford t justice on 31 January 2016 - 04:55 PM

Good solid workout in tough conditions.

Hope Brambani hasnt done anything serious as we really have got 2 gems in him and Walker.

Roll on the proper stuff next week.

#3263924 Atmosphere at home games

Posted by buford t justice on 29 January 2016 - 12:36 PM

Being  a Batley fan, I have to say i agree you need more atmosphere, whenever we play at your place we tend to make a lot of noise and the Dewsbury singing seems really quiet and pitiful in comparison.


Away fans tend to stand together though, we have a similar problem at Batley, great atmosphere when we go away but at home games the atmosphere isnt the same as people tend to have their own preferred area to watch the game and are more spread out.

#3263393 Paul Rowley resigns at Leigh

Posted by buford t justice on 28 January 2016 - 12:41 PM

Jack Dearden of Radio Manc suggesting on twitter there may more big news to come from Leigh on twitter before long - good or bad I'm unsure.

Maybe Rowley was the first to claim a lifeboat on a sinking ship?

#3260568 evans halshaw ford/ bulldogs

Posted by buford t justice on 21 January 2016 - 10:04 PM

Never seen anything Bulldogs related in Tesco in the last 10 years, other than the odd person in a Batley shirt now and then doing their shopping.

As for the Car dealership - cracking bit of publicity for us, the boards advertising games on that busy stretch of Bradford Road alone is great for the club and sounds like it could be wuite beneficial for both parties.

#3255838 Sky Bet latest Odds

Posted by buford t justice on 08 January 2016 - 07:22 PM

My point was im surprised the 2 promoted sides are shorter odds than us, irrelevant of the fact we can already guess who will win the league.

I would have thought with our recruitment we'd have been better priced.

#3251676 Dogs v rams.

Posted by buford t justice on 27 December 2015 - 06:27 PM

We now have a kicking game but in time honoured tradition we played a lot of one man rugby and looked pretty clueless in the opposition 20.

Im hoping our attack will improve as the team gels as it looked like a very familiar gameplan that has plagued us for the last 2 seasons is still very much there, albeit with a few different faces carrying it out.

In Brambani we finally have a leader and organiser on the field which was pleasing to see.

I think had the conditions been better Dewsbury would have probably put a few points on us as they played some good expansive rugby at times.

#3248242 Your league table for 2016 ...

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

Top 6 for us would be a massive achievement but top 4 predictions are bordering on madness.

Leigh, Bradford, Halifax and Sheffield /Feathertone will be the top 4, the rest could finish anywhere in a tight division.

#3243111 New Home shirt launch

Posted by buford t justice on 04 December 2015 - 12:17 PM

I Just heard the away kit was going to be "different", orange , lime or even Pink is just my vivid imagination of different.


I personally couldnt care if we played in leopard print as long as we play decent rugby.

#3223857 Jk and wales

Posted by buford t justice on 30 October 2015 - 08:46 PM

Could jk lead us to something??

On the basis of the last 2 seasons and looking at our three quarter options and overall recruitment again.


#3219294 2016 Recruitment

Posted by buford t justice on 23 October 2015 - 11:33 AM

We have 2 good ball players in Brambani and Walker and I believe both will help bring Southernwood on as he has the potential to be a decent stand off.


My worry is a lack of cover in this area and also another alarming lack of three quarter signings, and a couple of injuries and we are back to square one again and struggling.


another half back would be nice but not essential i suppose, but 3 or 4 more three quarters are an absolute must if we are going to improve our attacking play this year.

#3200027 Flexi ticket

Posted by buford t justice on 25 September 2015 - 09:50 AM

Probably not a viable option, but id love to see the championship clubs get together and sell a season ticket that covers all your clubs games home and away.

#3199274 Kear confirmed

Posted by buford t justice on 24 September 2015 - 08:15 AM

Just a couple of points, if I may, Greavsey.
Firstly, I doubt the coach forbade "the more attacking approach."
I think the close defeats are more to do with out playmakers not being good enough - enough of the time.
Injuries to 6,7,9 & 13 for extended periods didn't help, and we've seen on occasion that they can play expansive and entertaining rugby. As you imply, if rumours are to be believed, our fortunes should pick up next season.
Since the early '80s (and probably before I started watching Batley), I don't think it's a coincidence that our most successful periods have coincided with halfbacks willing and able to open up the opposition with apparent ease. Tommo, Moore, Handforth & Black could all do it.

We have had 2 seasons of more or less the same one man dull rugby though, and a decent turnover of players - surely that cant be down solely to injuries and bad luck? Must be a bit to do with the coaching.

And before I get accused of Kear bashing again,I dont think he is totally to blame but im fed up of people seemingly leaving him completely blameless when its clear we have been found wanting tactically on numerous occasions.

When we got to the grand final we played a lot of one man rugby then too, but it somehow worked as we had a terrific team spirit that year that spurred us on, which for me seemed to leave when the nucleus of the local based players left.

Wakefield fans complained of Kears one man dull rugby, so i cant imagine things will change much next year with him in charge, we just have to hope the players coming in gel and have a bit of creative nous to nick us some wins.

As a paying customer, all i want is to be entertained, and Kears tactics throughout his coaching career dont appear to focus on entertaining rugby which is a shame.

I agree half backs make a big difference though, so heres hoping next season we have a couple of generals on field to get our attack moving better.

#3199271 Super 8s

Posted by buford t justice on 24 September 2015 - 08:09 AM

Good in principle, id like to see a middle 8 type league between championship and championship 1 though instead of the mickey mouse championship shield.

#3197878 Kear confirmed

Posted by buford t justice on 21 September 2015 - 08:02 PM

I can sympathise with every batley fans view of kear
Whether it's the stark realism that he is heading you towards disaster,or he's the saviour
Personally I feel he's possibly the best man for the job at the present time
No money...or very little to splash around
Again keeping you in the top tier
Credit where due..he has a wealth of experience.. And even looks like a bulldog when he's scuttling inbetween the bench and changing rooms between games

I'd dread to think what the bloke could achieve with a proper warchest

Finding a coach that work wonders on a shoestring would be virtually impossible with the wage demands of mediocre halfbacks these days
If you've landed Brambani & walker..it's something to build on

But if it turns to doo doo after a few games
And the recruitment has not been up to scratch

The fans of batley need to raise the blame game a little above Kear's head

And demand answers

At times Coolie, when you put your mind to it, you do post some very well thought out good stuff.

This is one of those moments, although you may be a little less diplomatic had you watched us week in week out, but as an outsider looking in you are pretty much bang on the money with this post.