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bulldogtrev

Member Since 06 Feb 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 24 2015 03:47 PM
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#3162088 Dewsbury Away

Posted by bulldogtrev on 21 July 2015 - 07:13 PM

Dewsbury to win by 14 points. Dewsbury will probably rest 'key' players against Leigh.




#3074426 Hunslet pedictions

Posted by bulldogtrev on 18 February 2015 - 08:37 PM

I think this is going to be a tough one, by all accounts they gave a good account of themselves at Featherstone, but I'll go for a narrow win...

Latest news from the Hunslet camp:
Is Rhinos forward Brett Delaney on his way to the Hawks to gain match practice?

http://bulldogs.supe...-hunslet-hawks/

The Rhinos have no fixture this weekend so could see Leeds fringe players like Robbie Ward and Keinhorst playing for Hunslet. Expecting a difficult game but on paper Batley do look to have the stronger pack. I will go for Batley to win by 10 points.




#2993981 A pretty resonable request

Posted by bulldogtrev on 12 September 2014 - 01:19 PM

Deleted post. Posted on the wrong thread.




#2976618 Insipid and inept performance

Posted by bulldogtrev on 13 August 2014 - 04:23 PM

Martin and Faal would be the first two players I would be crossing off at the end of the season.




#2963174 The Run in

Posted by bulldogtrev on 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. 




#2958570 Halifax on Sunday

Posted by bulldogtrev on 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.




#2948791 Flanagan back?

Posted by bulldogtrev on 23 June 2014 - 07:37 PM

I heard that both him and Moore have signed on there for next season. Announced at one of their press announcements today.

Moore and Flanagan along with Hirst where signed on two years contract so are contracted to be at Featherstone next season. I would be happy with Blake,Nicholson and Leak resigning for next season in the hooking position. 




#2937769 Ref Sunday

Posted by bulldogtrev on 01 June 2014 - 05:25 PM

Must put this for the last 2 home games had poor ref decsions cost us games. Sheffield scored whats was the winning score on the seventh tackle. Today there players arm was clearly down with contact the ref a.llowed play to continue which they scored from. Before someone say should have tackled before scoring thats not the point. 2 decsions have cost us 3 more points. Yet it seems we lose games by inempt refs who are not ready for this level is beyond me we are in the middle of relagation dogfight with refs that are ma.king calls that could end up getting us relegated.

I agree the referee made an error with the try you are referring to in todays game but it did not cost Batley the game. The first 15 minutes cost Batley the game when all Batley did was give away silly penalties, made errors with the ball in hand and missed tackles which gave Featherstone a 10-0 lead. 

After that Batley gave Featherstone a good game which included winning the second half playing up the slope and picking up a bonus point which is a good result. 




#2934926 Swinton Away 25/5/14

Posted by bulldogtrev on 25 May 2014 - 07:52 PM

I think a few of you may have mis understood my comment. I am not telling anyone what they should or shouldn't put, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I was just stating that if players read this forum and see what some people write it isn't hardy going to help our cause at this moment in time.

Anyways.. Back to winning ways today, confidence has been growing over the last few weeks. Long may that continue. Up the dogs!

Windogs  I disagree with your statement "I was just stating that if players read this forum and see what some people write it isn't hardy going to help our cause at this moment in time".  The majority of players know how well or badly they are playing without needing to read a forum. 

 

In regards to todays game.The effort of the players against Swinton was excellent. There was more quality from the halfbacks and the team in general compared to the Sheffield game .Black is getting fitter every game whilst Leatherbarrow had his best game of the season. All 17 players put in a good shift today. 

I agree that the team is starting to play with more confidence and there appears to be a good attitude from the players. Lets hope it continues with the Featherstone game. Up the dogs!




#2904465 Top 9 finish

Posted by bulldogtrev on 23 March 2014 - 07:03 PM

Based on the first five games Batley are not good enough to finish in the top 9.

 

Hopefully today's display will be a wake up call for the Coaching staff. Today's display was the worst of the season on a par with the Leigh display. The effort of the team was good but the defence and attack where poor along with too many handling errors. 

 

If the club are looking to improve the Marketing of the club then they need to look at the brand of Rugby Batley are playing. The current brand of rugby is not going to improve the crowds at Batley. 




#2880663 Batley Players Banned

Posted by bulldogtrev on 14 February 2014 - 04:48 PM

I would cross both players off,sign two more players.and review the situation at the end of the season.