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Member Since 06 Feb 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 29 2014 07:55 PM

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In Topic: Leigh Sunday

29 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

In regards to having cover for Ben Black's injury. I would be surprised if the club did not have a plan in place .A option that was mentioned earlier in the season was Jake Connor at halfback. Sunday might be the game to give it a go. Davies looks to be back to his normal form in the second row after a dip in form due to a back injury so would not want to see him moved.


Batley are massive underdogs on Sunday whoever plays at halfback. Could do with a repeat of the Championship play off display of last season plus a bit of wind and rain weatherwise. 

In Topic: The Run in

21 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

On "paper" Keighley  have got a good run in http://www.bbc.co.uk...onship/fixtures. Three of there remaining games are against teams in the bottom 4 whilst Whitehaven play two of the bottom 4 plus ourselves at home. 


The squad needs strengthening this week with the signing of a centre,halfback and a Prop (do not know the situation with Keegan Hirst). The squad does not have the players to cover any injuries to these three positions .The club also need to contact Huddersfield to sort something out for at least the next month.  


Batley can stop up but not without extra bodies. Cannot go into anymore games with so many players playing out of position. 

In Topic: Halifax on Sunday

13 July 2014 - 06:34 PM

I agree, I thought Batley deserved to win simply because Fax switched off when they thought the game was won and you cant do that against anyone in this division. It made for good value for money even if the game was played at a snails pace but on a day like today it might be a bit much to expect the big lads for both teams to clear the ruck quickly.

Halifax did not switch off they 'ran out of steam'. In the last 10 minutes Halifax where continually trying to slow the play down and where making errors due to fatigue. Over the 80 minutes I did not think there was much between the two sides and a draw was a fair result.

In Topic: Halifax on Sunday

11 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

A difficult game to predict. Hoping for a Batley win but my prediction is Batley 10 - Halifax 18. 

In Topic: Match Report: Batley Bulldogs 34-4 Barrow Raiders

30 June 2014 - 01:09 PM

A comfortable win yesterday. I agree with previous posts that I am still looking down the table rather than up the table. Batley are in a better position than a month ago but the team need to carry on improving to finish in the top 9.


Cannot fault Chandler's display in the centre position yesterday but with Faal not match fit and with no other recognised Centre.  Batley do need a Championship quality centre on loan for month whist Faal is loaned out to a Championship one club to get some match fitness.