Therein73

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    Dogs v Bulls - relegation dog fight

    You've a lot of unhappy, disgruntled fans up there at the moment...........and, having watched you today and against Rochdale, I can understand why.......... I said to one of your fans at the side of me, that watching Batley now is like watching Dewsbury when Morrison was in charge............ It's dire -- The players are trying, and work hard on defence, but ball in hand there is nothing -- No attacking threat, even less attacking ideas, lack of pace and a poor, repetitive kicking game......... It baffled me why you didn't take the 2 points on offer near to half time........ You could have gone in 10-2 down : Instead it went to 16-0 and game over...... Bradfordjust kept you at bay in the second half. How Lillycrop got a yellow is beyond me, by the way. Your squad, in potential at least, is so much better than the current performances........... Funny, but Morrison always blamed the players as well........... Must be an ex-Bradford thing.
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    Memorable games

    So many good & bad........ Championship Final 73 ...... Top of the pile !! Beating Bradford in Challenge Cup recently (Morrison's best game in charge ??) St Helens in Challenge Cup at Headingley - great game even though we lost Challenge Cup game at Workington 73 followed by the game v Wakefield in Quarter Final Beating Leigh (something like 37-36) in Northern Rail Cup 2007 The win at Blackpool to complete the "Invincibles" season Grand Final 2000 A New Years' Day game at Headingley - Stevo got his marching orders early in the game Yorkshire Cup Final 72/73........... even though we got spanked Yorkshire Cup Semi at Halifax........ heck of a game, we lost by a point The 0-0 vs Rochdale that BSJ refers to ......... AND the first-ever 1-0 vs York - Nigel Stephenson drop goal Losing to Bradford in CC Semi 1973.........think we were 7th in table and they were 23rd Losing at home to Cas in (I think) late 60's...... game went on for ever (or so it seemed) until Cas got winning drop goal The '73 game vs Australia...........Amazing experience Jeff Grayshon's first appearance in 2nd row..... vs St Helens at home....... We gave 'em a right game Beating Fev 40-0 at home on a Tueasday evening early season Losing at home to Huyton in CC Losing to Sharlston in CC @ Post Office Road............ And they are just a few..................
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    Best for a long time.......

    Well, that was some performance -- what a shame we couldn't quite control things through the 80 minutes and get our just reward........ Thought our game plan was spot on - Team selection absolutely right, though didn't understand Andrade's short stint (????), defensively very good, and effort - 100% by everyone........ IF ONLY we'd kept our heads and stuck to the basics........ Sykes and Morton's errors were unfortunate, though un-necessary, but Annakin's sending off was unforgiveable....... To give away a penalty when in possession and in (or near) the opposition 20 is rank stupidity -- No matter what the provocation. Overall.........well done guys and the game-on-game improvement from Swinton was immense........ Plaudits to the coaching set up and the players...... A lot of reason for optimism.
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    Batley v Rochdale 24:2:.2019

    I came away from the game thinking it was a very, very poor game to watch......... Maybe, in retrospect, that's a bit unfair because Rochdale dug in to make a real fist of things -- I thought they were dead & buried at 12-0 down with you guys going uphill and, ultimately, you ground out a win against a very determined team......... IF they had more attacking potency, I think you might have been in trouble though. Still, a win's a win but I can absolutely understand the frustrations of a lot of the Batley fans.
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    Swinton "Special Offer" .......

    Not sure if the "downside" question was for me BSJ..... If it was, I wasn't saying there's a downside - I was seeking clarification regarding the agreement with BATLEY...........which I haven't yet seen mention of on the Rams website.
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    Swinton "Special Offer" .......

    Just had a look at the Club's website......... Not decrying the attempt to entice more people to the game, but I thought we had a reciprocal agreement with BATLEY for £10 entrance for season-ticket holders............ The announcement seems to indicate it only applies to SL, Bradford and Sheffield............. ???? Can anyone clarify ????
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    York Game

    I'm of the same opinion that "on report" is a soft option..........I've advocated previously that a player put "on report" should have to leave the field of play and take no further part in that game - BUT his team should be able to be kept at full strength with his replacement being counted as an interchange..........That way, if the Officials have got it right the appropriate punishment starts to take effect immediately in the game in which it occurred......If the Officials have got it wrong, the team isn't overly affected as they remain at full strength in terms of numbers....... Would be interesting if anyone had the stats of percentage of "on report" incidents that were subsequently found to be 'proven'
  8. Well, that's the first league game out of the way.......... after a promising start, a massive disappointment to throw away 2 points........... We simply cannot afford such poor discipline if we're to have any chance going forward............... Stupid, stupid penalties -- especially Morton, Trout and Walshaw in the second half......all of which gave York the impetus and belief to come at us. Anyone who blames the referee is kidding themselves -- though the Touch Judge on the South Stand side in the 2nd half was as poor as anything I've seen -- he simply wasn't at the races today and crucial decisions (or non-decisions to be more accurate) helped put us on the back foot. We have to tighten things up in this department.......otherwise it's a long hard season ahead. On the plus side..... Thought Annakin went well........ Sam Day stood out, Sykes' tackling was awesome and Garratt could be a real 'find'.......... Not convinced by Iggy at centre and both wingers looked suspect under the high ball. Promising and disappointing at the same time today......... A frustrating defeat. Final word -- huge praise to the York fans.........really got behind their team AND turned up in numbers -- Well done.
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    RAMS season ticket holders : Fiver again ??

    It is Value for money and I look forward to watching the games as a "Neutral" when the chances arise. Hope both clubs promote the offer on their websites All the best for 2019
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    RAMS season ticket holders : Fiver again ??

    Just wondered if anything has been agreed on this topic ?........... With the Rochdale fixture under threat from the weather, there might be a few RAMS fans looking for alternative entertainment on Sunday afternoon.........
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    RAMS season ticket holders : Fiver again ??

    I've probably availed myself of the offer on half a dozen occasions.... Along with my brother..... It may not be the greatest money-spinner for the clubs and I was simply asking IF the offer was still available. If it's not, it's not..... But at a fiver or a tenner I would probably have popped down next Sunday rather than going over to Rochdale. Good luck for the season ahead ..... As long as you finish one below us.....
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    Correct ticket reminder

    I've never been turned away from a RL ground for bringing my own food........ I have, much to my disgust, been told I can't take drinks in when in Cans............... A result, I guess, of idiot football speccies whose brainless actions lead to others being penalised....... As a prospective visitor to Post Office Road again this season, I'll state here & now that if I am not allowed to bring a plastic bottle & sandwiches in to the ground, then I won't be paying an entry fee.......... And, neither, will I visit again. Supporting this great game, and any club of choice, becomes more and more expensive with a greater reliance being placed on ever-diminishing numbers............ To take action like this is simply ludicrous.......... Good luck with it !!!
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    RAMS season ticket holders : Fiver again ??

    Thank you Roger....... Let's hope the clubs get their heads together soon and make an announcement if applicable.
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    RAMS season ticket holders : Fiver again ??

    I just thought it would be useful to highlight to both sets of fans IF there is an agreement in place............ BUT you keep your little forum to yourselves............. Jeeeeeezzzzz
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    RAMS season ticket holders : Fiver again ??

    Does anyone (preferable from either club) have a definitive answer to a genuine question ??.............. rather than the tedious "humour" starting to populate the thread............ IF there is an 'agreement' then (as Coolie says above) why aren't both clubs promoting the fact ????........