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Chairman LMAO

Member Since 27 Jan 2006
Offline Last Active Dec 09 2014 08:31 PM

#3023139 pre-season

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 30 October 2014 - 08:33 PM

Nothing yet.  Rest assured it'll be on here as soon as there's something to announce.

#3017091 how NZ dealt with teams who played inelligble players

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 20 October 2014 - 08:50 PM

Haven4ever - you are clearly a very bitter and twisted chap. It's over, decision done.  Looking forward to handing Whitehaven a good strumping next season and making that particular day just a little bit more miserable for you.

#3014864 2015 season.

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 16 October 2014 - 10:17 AM

If we avoid relegation it will be a successful season (and I think we will).  There are a lot of good squads shaping up for next season.

#2999629 2014 squad stragglers

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 20 September 2014 - 08:15 PM

When I spoke to AF recently, he seemed keen to stay at Batley.  As Colin says, I guess the surgery puts his contract talks up in the air for now.  Would sign him like a shot for next season, TBF.

#2996195 Points Deduction

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 15 September 2014 - 07:31 PM

This current round of posturing from Keighley certainly won't endear them to the corridors of Red Hall. Time to put this to bed now. There will be no appeal, no reinstatement and Keighley need to start preparing for what I suspect will be a solitary season in Championship 1.

#2994360 Dewsbury 50 Workington 6 - discussion, report, highlights

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 12 September 2014 - 09:41 PM

Comfortable Dewsbury win.  24-8.

#2994299 Online Highlights and links to buy DVDs

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 12 September 2014 - 08:58 PM

Put it this way - a Dewsbury Ostriches website is completely inappropriate as a vehicle for "club initiatives".



#2994123 Online Highlights and links to buy DVDs

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 12 September 2014 - 06:00 PM

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

Couldn't agree more!

#2993724 2015 Squad

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 12 September 2014 - 08:21 AM

Hopefully another announcement tonight ...

#2986287 Match Report: Batley Bulldogs 42-0 Swinton Lions

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 31 August 2014 - 08:54 PM


#2984194 Appeal

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 28 August 2014 - 05:55 PM

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.

#2981550 Latest news: Campbell pledges for 2015

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 22 August 2014 - 07:39 PM

He has signed for 2015. That is irrespective of what division we are in. We stuck by him - he's sticking by us; how it should be IMO, and fair play to him when clubs were sniffing around.

#2980685 Chairman statement

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 20 August 2014 - 08:28 PM

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.

#2979085 Accountability

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 17 August 2014 - 06:48 PM

They were snapped up as mementos by Dewsbury fans in case we don't see another for a few years.

Oh, I think you might, BSJ.

#2978540 Halftime Playlist At Batley Please

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 16 August 2014 - 10:08 PM

Some people on here really need to grow up a bit. Clearly past their bedtime.