Tom Coates

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  1. Send me an email: coatestf@gmail.com
  2. Who told you "no thank you"? And when can you start?
  3. One Featherstone fan was ejected part-way through the first half for using foul and abusive language, then turning that language against other supporters, and then to stewards. The fan was known to stewards, because they have also worked at Featherstone home games. Nobody was ejected before kick-off.
  4. Danny played for Featherstone Reserves against us, and the morning after Fev reserves were wound up. He then joined our Reserves and I think played one game before we took the decision to close our Reserves team.
  5. The scoreboard clock is operated separately from the official time-keeper's clock. The time-keeper sits directly above the tunnel and we're in the control room. Due to being short-staffed yesterday we sacrificed stopping and starting in the first half, but, due to the length of the stoppages in the second half and how close the game was in the closing stages, made the decision to try to stop-start in line with the ref and correct the time so that it was in line with the official time-keeper whenever we had the opportunity. But even then, it's still just a guide. The nature of the software we used for the scoreboard - a remote desktop operated via a wifi connection - means it is unsuitable for official use, so the best we can do is to try to keep as close to the official time-keeper's clock as we can. Once we have the full complement of volunteers back, and the league season starts, we'll try to keep the clock as accurate as possible.
  6. Seven new signings, including four with proven experience in the upper reaches of the Championship or higher The retention of our Player of the Year and Championship Young Player of the Year nominee Josh Guzdek A full pre-season for Tony Tonks Another full pre-season in a senior environment for Jack Teanby and James Glover The recruitment of a conditioner to ensure the players are fitter and more able to perform in the closing stages of matches The growth of the coaching team to three members instead of two with the addition of Karl Pryce A partnership with Hemel Stags that will allow us to keep fringe players match fit, and retain and develop young, local players A dual-registration agreement with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats that will help provide cover for injuries and provide extra options in key positions A new 4G training pitch reaching completion, which will allow our players to complete quality sessions even in bad conditions, while sparing the main pitch A new five-a-side facility under construction that will create a new income stream for the club An open and accessible supporters group and a growing section of volunteers working to improve the club across all areas One of the best online highlights services in Rugby League for fans who can’t make matches A chairman that addresses fans honestly and can be approached for a chat after most home games Season tickets among the cheapest in the division including free season tickets for all local kids Long-distance away travel provision that is frequently subsidised or provided for free A return to traditional hoops on the home shirts, as voted for by supporters A financially-stable and responsibly-run club to support, with no winding up orders issued against it, and our own fantastic stadium
  7. What shocking and saddening news. I enjoyed some fantastic debates with Gary on this site over the years, from rugby to religion and politics and everything in between. It was people like Gary that carried this site in its early days and, in my opinion, really captured the spirit of what it should be about. Real people who live and breathe the sport exchanging views about subjects they feel passionate about. Things often got very heated, but there was never a nasty word exchanged. He certainly had some strong opinions on a range of subjects and we butted heads on a lot of stuff, over a lot of thread pages - great times! A few years ago I asked him if he'd be able to do me framed photo of a Rams player. I drove over to pick it up, he invited me into his home and when it came to paying for the cost of the frame, printing etc. he told me to keep my money in my pocket. As a brassic student I thought that was an amazing gesture, and it's still something that sticks with me today. He also provided all the HTML and templates for the 'new' Dewsbury Rams website in 2007 for no payment, or even credit. And the quality of the photography he's produced over the years speaks for itself. It's brilliant that his legacy lives on through BISSA. You'll be missed, Gary.
  8. Support the Danny Jones defibrillator fund in the company of a Great Britain legend Great Britain legend Garry Schofield will be the star guest at tomorrow evening’s Danny Jones Defibrillator Fundraiser. The decorated international and Golden Boot winner will host a Q&A session, offer his views on the modern game and share some tales from a glittering playing career for club and country. The event, which starts at 7.30pm, is being held in the newly refurbished Amber Ribbon Bar at The Tetley’s Stadium, Dewsbury, and will also feature live music, buffet food and a memorabilia auction. Every penny raised will go to the Danny Jones Defibrillator appeal, set by Danny’s wife Lizzie. The event has been organised by The Amber Ribbon, who have previously made financial donations to support Dewsbury Rams players affected by illness, injury and other personal difficulties. Chairman of The Amber Ribbon, Charlie Coates, said: “Tickets for this event have sold well but there are still some remaining. “If you’d like to join us then you will be made to feel extremely welcome, regardless of your club allegiances. Tickets will be available on the door priced at just £5. “We cannot imagine a more worthy cause than this. We are proud to support it and hope Rugby League fans from all clubs will too.” For further information, contact Charlie Coates: 07425165542
  9. Support the Danny Jones defibrillator fund in the company of a Great Britain legend Great Britain legend Garry Schofield will be the star guest at tomorrow evening’s Danny Jones Defibrillator Fundraiser. The decorated international and Golden Boot winner will host a Q&A session, offer his views on the modern game and share some tales from a glittering playing career for club and country. The event, which starts at 7.30pm, is being held in the newly refurbished Amber Ribbon Bar at The Tetley’s Stadium, Dewsbury, and will also feature live music, buffet food and a memorabilia auction. Every penny raised will go to the Danny Jones Defibrillator appeal, set by Danny’s wife Lizzie. The event has been organised by The Amber Ribbon, who have previously made financial donations to support Dewsbury Rams players affected by illness, injury and other personal difficulties. Chairman of The Amber Ribbon, Charlie Coates, said: “Tickets for this event have sold well but there are still some remaining. “If you’d like to join us then you will be made to feel extremely welcome, regardless of your club allegiances. Tickets will be available on the door priced at just £5. “We cannot imagine a more worthy cause than this. We are proud to support it and hope Rugby League fans from all clubs will too.” For further information, contact Charlie Coates: 07425165542
  10. Do you want to follow the Rams to the capital for our match against London Broncos on Saturday 12 March? The coach will depart from Horace Waller VC Parade in the industrial estate next to The Tetley's Stadium at 9.00am. The cost to book your place is £20. If you'd like to come along then contact the club on 01924 465489.
  11. Well played, Swinton. Good luck this season.
  12. Sykes was penalised because he took exception to something Brambani did in the tackle. I didn't see what it was (and neither did the ref), but Paul was not happy about it.
  13. Well played, Batley. You starved us of possession at the start of the second half and we were never going to recover from that defensive stint. Brambani's kicking was excellent and Keegan did damage. Brown and Rowe always cause us problems, too. Be great to see both teams in the top six next season.
  14. Surely you know I wouldn't insult you all with marketing spin?