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Member Since 06 Feb 2006
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In Topic: 2016 Recruitment

03 October 2015 - 09:54 AM

In 2010 we spent as much as we could afford & managed to win N.R. Cup. In 2013 we spent as much as we could afford & got to G.F. In 2014 & 2015 we spent as much as we could afford & have been close to relegation. In 2016 we intend to spend as much as we can afford AND MORE to try to improve but not to the point of putting the Club at risk by "speculating". As for Fax don't think their success is due to irresponsible speculation but they recruited well with a bigger budget than us due to far bigger crowds & £50,000 more distribution than us but they have done a great job with a lower budget than Eg. Bulls, Leigh, London & probably Fev so well done to them. Fax & Rams have been big achievers of 2015 but we will try to be up there in 2016.

It is good the club is run on sound/solid financial foundations. Three ideas to help the club increase its revenue.


1.The club now have an electronic scoreboard. Why not organise a meeting with supporters/businesses who currently sponsor the club and supporters/businesses who support the club. Ask the supporters/businesses what they would pay to advertise their business on the electronic scoreboard per match or for the season then sell the advertising at that price agreed at the meeting.


2.The Pink Weekend (raising money to prevent breast cancer) held this season was a success and generated good positive publicity for the club. I would assume the Pink Weekend will be held next year. In addition to the Pink Weekend (where all the monies raised go to the charity), also organise a fund raising concert during next season with a breast cancer charity where the money raised is split between the charity and the rugby club.


3. Why not setup an email address where supporters can email marketing/promotion ideas. If the club like an idea they can then contact the person who submitted the idea and take the idea further.

In Topic: SS signs for the Dogs

11 September 2015 - 08:18 AM

With the exception of Brad Day and James Brown (who could play in the second row). I am not seeing another second rower out of the other second rowers signed on who can bust tackles and pass a good ball.


Hopefully the club will sign a new player who can break tackles and pass a good ball . Batley's second row options for next season will then look good.

In Topic: Putting it in perspective

28 August 2015 - 02:46 PM

That is exactly what i said money was not the problem why we could not sign a halfback ( then it was re Ford). However i did not say money was not a problem generally as everyone knows it is.


Hi Kevin, Have the club thought about linking up with a University.


Please see the attached job advertisement for a Lead Club Coach at the University of Birmingham which is part time with a salary in the range £21,666 to £23,276. With potential progression once in post to £26,946 a year. Salary will be paid pro rata.



A link up with a University opens up the opportunity of signing a 'full' time player/half back (coaching at a University and playing for Batley).


The link up might also open up the possibility of a second team (this opinion is based on not knowing the standard of University/Student Rugby League).

In Topic: Putting it in perspective

25 August 2015 - 02:33 PM

He's not he was simply expressing his feelings and opinion as a batley fan as we all do. Gary will always be negative towards KN nomatter what he does.

I happen to agree with the point about people expressing opinions on the teams performance when they weren't even at the game to form an opinion. A couple of times people on here have criticised players performances in a particular game when they weren't there? Not really fair on the players/coach etc. but that's just my opinion.

I believe everyone is entitled to an opinion whether the opinion is negative or positive. If someone is commenting on a players performance and is not at the game it shows the person is interested in the club. Why not ask the individual why he/she was not at the game and how they are able to comment on a players performance.

In Topic: sunday's squad

24 July 2015 - 03:44 PM

A bit puzzled by Southernwood's absence. The article on the website suggests he is not injured. JK has lamented our lack of a regular half back pairing all season, so if his omission is tactical it is hard to understand. I worry that JK has that squad rotation mentality. At our level, and in our position, we simply have to put out our strongest team all of the time. If it is the last option, is it JK not understanding how important this game is to all of us?

I am also baffled by the absence of Southernwood and Hirst. It also prompts the question why didn't Batley sign another halfback before the transfer deadline.

With one halfback on the field Batley went from a top six position in the league to a bottom two position.