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buford t justice

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3 point deduction.

15 August 2014 - 01:15 PM

Down we go then.

Todays RFL hearing

14 August 2014 - 09:16 AM

Anyone got any idea what time it is taking place or what time an announcement will be made?

New league structure map

12 August 2014 - 12:07 PM

I really like it.

2 to come back up from League 1. its not all doom and gloom if we go down......

I hope!

Unity needed

07 August 2014 - 09:47 PM

Chairmen and staff come and go, so do players but us fans are always there.

Im hacked off at the situation, and do i think we will stay up? At the moment no. But im damned if im not going to be there on Sunday getting behind the club i have loved for over a quarter of a century.

Whatever happens, we the fans will always be here, so whether you are positive, negative or indifferent to the current situation and our chances of staying up is irrelevant - if you love the club and can make it, get there on Sunday and cheer the lads on.

The inquest into what why and how will rumble on, but for 80 minutes on Sunday we are all united by a common bond, and thats our love of little old Batley RLFC.

Lets get there and make ourselves heard - whatever happens, to coin the old phrase - 'we are all Batley arent we?'

We can get back to the doom and gloom if we lose.

Come on the Gallant Youths!

Oh dear

06 August 2014 - 04:30 PM

From the RFL

Two clubs have been charged with breaching RFL Operational Rules relating to dual registration by fielding ineligible players in Kingstone Press Championship fixtures.

Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster have been charged with breaching Operational Rule D1.20 which states that dual registration players who have a salary cap value of £20,000 or more must have played in at least three league fixtures for the Championship club that season before the end-of-season registration deadline in order to play in games which fall after the deadline, whether they be regular season or play-off games.

The charges follow complaints that Jacob Fairbank, a dual registered player from Huddersfield Giants, played for Batley against Sheffield Eagles, and that Ben Crooks, a dual-registered player from Hull FC, played for Doncaster against Keighley Cougars. Both matches were played on Sunday July 27, two days after the registration deadline for the Kingstone Press Championship closed.

The charges will be heard by an independent Operational Rules Tribunal which has been scheduled for Thursday August 14.

If found guilty, Batley and Doncaster face a range of sanctions, including a fine and/or the deduction of competition points.

Dewsbury Rams have been cleared of an allegation that they fielded an ineligible player in a Championship fixture against Barrow Raiders on the same day.

So we are all but down if we lose Sunday IMO.