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thanks for the highlights but one has to ask the question why is the link not up on the official club website,surely if this was a a club new initiative thats where it would be and not on the dewsbury ostrich site
Seems to me that the powers that be have more to answer than Batley, Doncaster or any of the other clubs implicated in this sorry episode. Which may be the reason for the current backtracking. For those still accusing Batley of still cheating, probably best you wait for the full story to emerge.
But surely this is another instance of someone being put in a position to undertake duties that are probably not within his remit? As Community Manager there must surely be enough work to be undertaken without being expected to look after some of the communication aspect?
You may be right, Fred. But at least he's giving it a shot. So am I. And so are several other people in and around the club.
Playing devil's advocate (and this is my own view now, nothing to do with the club), the club probably can't afford a dedicated communications manager, or a press officer, or many of the other things we may need to move to the next level. For instance, I hold down a pretty demanding full-time job AND keep the site ticking over as best I can with limited control. In my heart of hearts, I know I'd probably do a pretty good job of either of those positions I've just mentioned on a full-time basis, but I can't do it for nothing (or even a basic wage) as I have a young family to support and the club can't afford (I presume) the wages required for either of those positions to be filled on a FT basis, so what happens? Jon takes on the communications as part of his role, because he wants to help, and I do the website and editorial because I love the club and I can just about spare the time to do it for nowt. Believe me, if I was in a position to offer my services full-time to the club, I'd be there.
It's not where we want to be, but it's where we're at. And it's where we're at because we don't have enough of a revenue stream on match days, or enough match promotion around the town, or a queue of schoolchildren wanting to be Batley fans, or a good presence in the local community. Perhaps Jon might be able to do something about those things, perhaps he won't, but at least he'll give it a shot.
think you have been lucky here you lost the 3 points that you got from the game where fairbanks played Donny have lost the 1 point from the game @ cougars plus another 2 points as well I struggle to see how the RFL deem this as fair and yes the outcome of the game does have a bearing on this as the out come of the game effects league position
Aye, if they'd deducted us some more points you'd be safe now, eh?
It's been briefly touched on elsewhere, but just worth noting how great the Crusaders fans were yesterday. A real credit to their club and RL in general, and they brought more than most local clubs do these days.
I hope they manage to creep into the top 8. Would be a breath of fresh air for the new structure.