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Gary Coyle

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#3079917 Why so few open age teams in batley

Posted by Gary Coyle on 27 February 2015 - 07:59 PM

Not all these played for Batley but just some names you might recognise


Maurice Bastow, Alan and Dave Redfearn (both turned pro for Bradford) Neil Barraclough, Ziggy Piwinski, our own Kevn Nicholas AKA Fudge, Sean Murphy, Paul Jackson, Colin Mitchell, Stuart Bennett AKA Bimbo, John Carrol, Dean Carrol, Mick Lyons, Paddy Lyons, John Lyons, John Stainburn, Scotty, the list is endless

#3079842 Why so few open age teams in batley

Posted by Gary Coyle on 27 February 2015 - 06:02 PM

Aye, late seventies into the eighties, every other pub had an open age team

#3069871 Music and interviews

Posted by Gary Coyle on 10 February 2015 - 05:03 PM

How about this as an entrance theme song


I do like that

#3069590 Music and interviews

Posted by Gary Coyle on 10 February 2015 - 09:18 AM

How about Dueling Banjos from the film Deliverance, fits in nicely with your Pikey theme.

#3068608 Batley V Workington

Posted by Gary Coyle on 08 February 2015 - 02:33 PM

Far too many regular freeloaders at our club for my liking, especially when we're struggling for income as it is.
I'm not sure who is in charge of dishing out complimentary tickets, but I'd suggest that they're more than a little over-generous.

Steady on Tom or the over zealous Mod will come down on you for even thinking of saying anything bordering on being critical.

#3068259 Past player

Posted by Gary Coyle on 07 February 2015 - 06:28 PM

Heres a snippet from Hereford RFC's history website which mentions Chris Harding having played for them before going to Fev http://www.pitchero....tory-21489.html


The sixties saw Alan Brinn playing for the club. Alan left to join Gloucester and was capped three times by England in 1971. A colts organisation was established, run initially by Les Kedward, followed by Harry Miles, and was extremely successful. It was to provide the senior sides with many capable players in the coming seasons. Whilst the sixties was not particularly successful in terms of results, a number of influential players represented the club including Jim Stolarow (Harlequins), Ian Harris (St Lukes), Ian Walker (London Scottish, Cambridge University and a Scottish trialist), Godfrey Farr (Cheltenham), 'Bronco' Lane (Rosslyn Park), Chris Harding (Featherstone Rovers), Terry Fallon (Oxford University and London Irish) and 'Spud' Masheder (U.A.U. & Northumberland).
The 'Robbins' games continued and in 1961 the team under Jack Fell’s captaincy lost by only ten points to a virtually full strength Moseley XV. The following year Robin Davies’ side managed a creditable twelve all draw. Many of these games were refereed by Harry Miles, who served the club for many years and who never failed to look after a visiting referee. The Club had a much improved season in 1964/65, thanks mainly to the boot of skipper Mike Mayberry, when sixteen games were won. During the whole of the sixties the fixture list was extremely strong with the addition of Stourbridge, Bargoed, Blaina, Newport Saracens, Treorchy & Bath United. Notable during this period was the supply of many players from Whitecross and St Mary’s thanks to Frank Dullehan, who was instrumental in the early development of such players as Les Morris, John Powell, Tony Turner, Keith Marshall, David Healey, 'Jesse' James and many more.

#3066037 shows what a farce dr is

Posted by Gary Coyle on 04 February 2015 - 09:56 AM

DR is a complete fiasco and as I said before clubs at our level are simply used by super duper league teams to give their squad players good game time and to get their injured players back match fit And reading your slant Gary I would not want the Burgess brothers playing unless they were registered  Batley players This season we will see the benefits of having a team of our own signed up players and the memory of last seasons DR mess will be well and truly behind us. Duel Reg. is a crock of s*ite . 

I fully agree the DR thing is a total mess mate and should be scrapped, my point was, if DR exists you cant blame any club for taking advantage of it especially if it puts a few more through the turnstiles and money in the clubs coffers, but yes, it should be scrapped.

#3064032 Who's your best half back pairing of all time

Posted by Gary Coyle on 31 January 2015 - 07:34 PM

Even had the audacity to try putting the shoulder on menzie yere at the mount. Needless to say the charge wasnt affected much by little gareth

I bet Moores hair never flinched as he bounced off Yere

#3063861 Who's your best half back pairing of all time

Posted by Gary Coyle on 31 January 2015 - 12:25 PM

Sounds like Gareth Moore is on the way out of the door at Fev. When will he learn to pull in his bottom lip and get on with it (if the bottom lip rumours are true)?

Biggest waste of space ever to play the game

#3062470 carvel

Posted by Gary Coyle on 28 January 2015 - 08:27 PM

Every single aussie is an arrogant tw4t

#3056935 Game likely to be on?

Posted by Gary Coyle on 18 January 2015 - 11:15 AM

Gary Coyle wondered if any doubt about game being on tomorrow whether you could come to Club at 10am and help ? Silverback any chance of help as well? If not no problem just wondered. If can help see you there & thank you .

Given that im currently at my own workplace trying to get wagons out then im afraid not.

#3056602 Optimism is in the Air

Posted by Gary Coyle on 17 January 2015 - 11:14 AM

Haven't Batley in the past turned bids down to buy land around the ground?

They cant sell it, they dont own it, the people of Batley own it

#3056382 Optimism is in the Air

Posted by Gary Coyle on 16 January 2015 - 05:14 PM

I think London will win the division personally, look a decent side on paper.


As for the future, with 15 full time clubs and possibly more to follow, I can see anyt drawbridges being pulled up again.

Unless of course an unfashionable club wins the right to promotion, then all hell will break loose in Red Hall and the rules will change yet again.

#3054248 Bulldogs Website

Posted by Gary Coyle on 10 January 2015 - 04:29 PM

 I cannot see any link / tie on our site to "the ostrich thing" so will ignore that comment.So if people are upset at something that is not there they will have to be upset!

Kevin the video on the bulldogs website links to the "Ostritch" youtube channel, the Bulldogs website ARE NOT hosting the Video, the Ostrich IS,

#3052960 Austin reflects on his career

Posted by Gary Coyle on 07 January 2015 - 05:27 PM

Always liked Austin, if i get over my man flu ill support him on Sunday and chuck a few quid in a bucket as well.