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  1. Wakey friendly

    A great Batley - born song from a Batley - born artist and songwriter, Alan Twohig, with the stage name Sammy King. Glasgow Rangers adopted it as their song, and in 2011, raising tens of thousands for their nominated charity from the sales of Penny Arcade, which as a result hit the charts in that year. Are we missing a fundraising trick here at the Mount?
  2. He is back

    Tom went from villain to hero today, and showed that he wanted to be involved and not frightened of taking on a fairly resolute Dewsbury defensive line. He has quite obviously been training on the muscle, and what he offers us on today's display is an impact player who can change the course of a game. Additionally, he gives us quality cover as a decent place kicker. I hope he continues to progress within our squad, and wish the lad all the best for the forthcoming campaign.
  3. Matt Diskin 's name in the hat for Bull's job

    It would be interesting to know either way if Matt has approached them or vice-versa.Other names linked to the job include Paul Anderson, Jon Sharp, Neil Kelly, Richard Marshall, and Lee Greenwood. Also what type of compensation package would be offered on the remaining 2 years of a 3 year contract?
  4. Looking through the Bradford T&A, they have stated that Matt Diskin's name has been thrown in the that for their new coach's job. Is there any substance to this?
  5. Izaac Farrell

    A very positive statement from the Club by signing Izaac Farrell for next season. Izaac, despite his youth, has a very good football brain, with very quick hands and a good turn of pace. Chatting with his dad towards the end of last season, Izaac was not without offers from various clubs for next season. I consider it a coup to sign a half back of Izaac's quality and potential, and the last brotherly combination of the Gallaghers brought us the first silverware for many a year!
  6. He is back

    Give the lad a chance under the tutelage of Matt Diskin and the conditioning of John Heaton. With our well-structured fitness regime, we have improved players when taken back from other clubs (Keegan Hirst), and Tom Hemingway could be a surprise package in a support role within the squad. He does have kicking ability, and plenty of experience in our division. I see it as a positive move within our tight budgetary confines.
  7. Tommy Holland

    I'll throw this into the mix. Could anyone see Farrell as a potential 6?
  8. Tommy Holland

    Absolutely spot on regarding scouting the amateur game, and building contacts with SL Academies / reserve squads to pick out some gems who will make it with some coaching input. I look at the Warrington team this past season, which has in their ranks the King brothers from Huddersfield. Neither of them featured (or very rarely featured) in the first team this season, but were first team regulars the previous season. Toby King is a very good center with good SL experience, and at 22 has many years ahead in the game. Surely a loan deal would not be too difficult? Considering the limited resources we have at the Club, it would make sense to invest in this area with a full time scout to scour the amateur game and build contacts with SL Clubs and academies. This would surely prevent the type of loose relationship we had with Cas Tigers that is loaded one way ( accepting the that there is a formal structure around such relationships.) Like any other walk of business, it is the personal relationships that achieve the best deals.
  9. 2018 Squad.

    Some more signings announced today and introduced in Kevin's post match speech. Jonny Campbell back in the fold, and Michael Ward , the Oldham prop of headgear, beard, and flowing hair, now a Bulldog.
  10. Bulldogs V Seagulls semi final

    1. Chandler - A good all round display, has showed up well in recent weeks and bodes well for next season. 2. Leak - always a threat to the opposition in attack, wrong footing them with his trickery. Again has shown up well in recent weeks, and playing some of his best rugby in Diskin's system. 3. James Harrison - Improving week on week, and IMO looking at a career defining season next year. A special prospect. A special mention for the great Warrior Ainy, who has given his all for the Club, constantly putting his body in the line when he should have rested, playing perhaps his last game for the Club and leaving the field in tears. Thank you Sean for your courage and commitment .
  11. 2018 Squad.

    It all depends on the Club's goals for next season, and what Matt Diskin has to do to achieve those goals within a pre determined budget. As this season approaches its close, we will soon have an insight into the plans and ambitions of the Club by the type of signings we introduce to the current squad.
  12. Bulldogs V Beagles MOM

    1. Alistair Leek - exploited the gaps well and attacked the line with his trickery to great effect. 2. James Harrison - Played with purpose, aggression, and impact. 3. Dave Scott - His usual reliable performance under the ball, combined with good attacking link up and some impressive conversions that added points at important stages in the game. Matt Diskin deserves some plaudits for getting an excellent all round performance from his re-formed team today, where some of this season's fringe players stood up to be counted with some impressive displays, and as a team we were aggressive in the tackle and purposeful and fluent in attack. I am sure that Kieran Cunningham enjoyed the game today as an entertaining spectacle, like the majority of spectators who were present.
  13. And next up

    It looks like Diskin is much better at motivating Crookes than the Dewsbury coaching team. He looks hungry for the ball, and is aggressive in defence.
  14. And next up

    Today we played with purpose, aggression, and skill, and played as a team, non stop over 80 minutes. Dewsbury were constantly trying to get into the game, but we displayed a ruthlessness that is just starting to emerge, and did not give them a sniff. Well done to everybody concerned, and keep up this momentum - it is good to watch.
  15. Dogs v Rams part 4 MOM

    Manning Reittie Crookes