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Gary Coyle

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#3096514 Graffiti in Hull

Posted by Gary Coyle on Yesterday, 02:25 PM

Only one GENUINE Derby and that is Hull v KR

#3096441 Ryan Bailey

Posted by Gary Coyle on Yesterday, 10:53 AM

Dewsbury it is then, getting a job at the coca cola plant along with the rest of the "bottlers"

#3093964 The Club and al,l its various sub groups

Posted by Gary Coyle on 23 March 2015 - 08:18 PM

Nah, you risk diluting the success of the stronger factions/groups, groups/factions come and go, strong ones survive and weak ones dont, its like this at every club


Now im not saying that an individual from one group couldnt help out another group (time and inclination permitting) but to be fair, the supporters club has been doing a dying spider impression for years now, time to move on i think.

#3092129 Total Solar Eclipse on March 20th...

Posted by Gary Coyle on 20 March 2015 - 04:22 PM

Couple of mine





#3088080 John Kear in todays Batley News

Posted by Gary Coyle on 13 March 2015 - 12:27 PM

In my opinion I don't think Leatherbarrow is the best but he's good enough at this level. Is he as good as the Fax & Eagles number 7's? no I don't think he is, but we couldn't afford either of those two anyhow. Do we take a punt on one of the amateurs from Preseason? Nah we could be wishing for SL's return sooner rather than later...

And there in lies the Crux PM, hes the best available for the money, someone has to have the best and someone the worst and the rest (Batley included) have whats in between.

#3087901 John Kear in todays Batley News

Posted by Gary Coyle on 13 March 2015 - 06:21 AM

Isn't JK also allowed an opinion or are opinions a closed shop for those who dont agree with anyone elses. 

#3086816 Let's go back to the old challenge cup format

Posted by Gary Coyle on 11 March 2015 - 06:19 AM

Just scrap the challenge cup, no one is interested until the final anyway as recent semi gates at Shudds prove

#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