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Chairman LMAO

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#3142478 Sunday Whitehaven away

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 17 June 2015 - 07:18 PM

Is there an echo in here?


#3140771 No Confidence in Board

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 14 June 2015 - 08:55 PM

Just out of interest, what are you hoping to achieve by "outing" anyone who believes the current board are doing a bad job?  This seems a very unnecessary way of airing dirty laundry in such a public place.

 

My name, in case you don't know it, is Mark Ward, by the way, and I have no interest in stating whether the board is doing a good or bad job.  I am a supporter of the team.




#3136817 Looks like same old, same old

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 07 June 2015 - 06:42 PM

Of course, the ridiculous exodus at the end of 2013 was nothing to do with players being offered less money for 2014, was it? I'm afraid the facts are that Kear's coaching and tactics worked a treat in 2013, and even last season - despite having to completely rebuild the starting XIII, we finished well inside the top half of the table. In any other season (i.e. one which didn't result in half an entire league being relegated) finishing 8th would have been a relative success.
On the whole, we've declined since 2013 due to the fact that other clubs have begun to show an ambition and drive (both on and off the field) which is far, far greater than our own. How exactly did we choose to build on a groundbreaking success in 2013? By letting almost an entire squad leave and not putting season tickets on sale until mid-December.
As I mentioned in my previous post, Kear's tactics have sometimes been a little baffling this season. He's not entirely blameless. However, the fact that some fans refuse to look past his failings and consider the wider issues is the main reason why, as a club, we're on a fast-track to the knackers yard.

 

I cannot understand the insistence of certain people on this forum that the blame lies squarely at the head coach's door.  It never really does.  There are a number of contributory factors that have resulted in the club being in the position it is, the vast majority of which have been earmarked above by Tom.  The "rose-tinted" glasses are being worn by those who believe the club's current malaise would be resolved by the removal of John Kear.  I can say, with some degree of certainty, it would not.




#3102321 Kear on his way?

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 07 April 2015 - 07:38 PM

JK has always been very happy with his arrangement at Batley.  This is just terrace talk, no substance whatsoever.




#3078674 Website

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 25 February 2015 - 08:44 PM

which has not happened in past & now we are trying to do.

And why was that, Kevin? I put everything I was given on at the earliest opportunity. Thing was, unless I generated it (eg match reports, interviews) it was always static due to lack of material coming through to me. Worth painting an accurate picture of the past for balance.


#3071455 Community Website

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 13 February 2015 - 07:58 PM

Ah, good for you. I miss the days when I did my own site. Was far more fun in those days.


#3060729 Alistair Leak

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 25 January 2015 - 06:29 PM

Cracking performance today. He could be such a big player for Batley next season.


#3049209 Today

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 26 December 2014 - 11:20 PM

Tom Thackray. Normanton Knights.


#3049149 Today

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 26 December 2014 - 08:21 PM

Your right about Haggerty,but don't criticise him when you've got a dickhead like Reittie. Good run out for both teams,think a draw would have been a fair result but I would say that,good luck for season,I think you'll need it,only joking!!!!!!

 

What exactly did Reittie do wrong, apart from showing a bit of passion in a local derby?  Perhaps you should address his alleged behaviour and your assessment with him directly next time you're up at the Mount?  He always seems happy to engage with supporters.




#3049144 Match Report: Batley Bulldogs 18-16 Dewsbury Rams

Posted by Chairman LMAO on 26 December 2014 - 08:04 PM

http://www.batleybul...ing-day-success




#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.