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  1. I cant fathom why they dont play it at the end of the season with the winners of both grand finals playing in a big showpiece event. As it stands at the moment they are just meaningless friendlies.
  2. Tommy Holland

    Thanks Kevin, nice to know you missed me. I wrote last season off mid season, and I didnt miss much by all accounts - first time in many years i've missed so many games, I may have been one of the most vocal but I wasnt the only one. New year new hope - it cant get any worse surely?
  3. Tommy Holland

    We love signing forwards, its the Batley way. No doubt One or 2 of the pack will become makeshift centres once the annual three quarter depletion kicks in.
  4. 2018 Squad.

    Luke Menzies has the best agent in the world, he kept getting him full time deals at various clubs despite the fact he wasn't very good after leaving Batley, and he's now got him a gig in the WWE as a pro wrestler. Next stop Hollywood or the white house for him with this guy guiding his career, Batley are way too small fry to be on his radar now. Sykes is too old, but we do like re-signing former players who wont cost the earth, so I'm sure Hemingway will be in our price bracket and on the wanted list.
  5. Expansion Clubs.

    If the rumours I have heard are to be believed, after next season there will be a 16 team super league and a 16 team pro-am championship with 2 more overseas clubs included, and below that an "expansion league" where clubs will need to apply for a franchise to join the championship going forward with straightforward promotion and relegation between the top 2 divisions again. A mad rush to survive for the clubs in League one next season, make the cut off point or be culled. Makes sense if the RFL are already putting feelers out amongst the poorer performing league one clubs.
  6. MOM London Broncos V Batley Bulldogs

    Should give it to the brave souls who travelled to watch that.
  7. Deadline day

    Being the best of the also rans is hardly anything to celebrate whether theirs a trophy on offer or not. I cant get excited over the possibility of winning a trophy for finishing 5th, its complete nonsense - the shield really is the ultimate Mickey Mouse trophy. The whole concept needs a revamp IMO - this is like giving out certificates for taking part at a school sports day so everyone feels included - mediocrity shouldn't be rewarded, there's winners and losers, its the nature of sport.
  8. Deadline day

    I tend to agree, its a pointless trophy to win IMO so its a real tough one to care or get motivated about - being the best of the also rans inst much to get the adrenaline going, I've not been to the last few games as its just a series of dead rubbers from now until the end of the year for me. I think we just need to draw a line under what has been a massive anti climax of a season and look to rebuild for next season and hopefully add a few quality additions to pep the squad up.
  9. Wolfpack get US tv deal

    As someone with strong links to Toronto having family there and living there a few years ago, but also as someone who is what they would call a "traditionalist" in my views on the game, I find myself wrestling with this constantly. I think its great for the game that the Wolfpack are gaining in popularity, but I cant help feeling like the owners millions would be far better spent investing it into a North American league and getting a solid pro competition going over there, the amount of money spent so far flying teams to and from Canada including their own trips and travel costs could have sustained a league competition for a year or more. At the rate its going, we may as well merge with the NRL and have a global super league - although I reckon that may well be the long term plan, which wouldn't be a bad thing for the elite. I hear the structure will change after next year, no doubt to ensure Toronto get into Super League one way or another - but the farcical running of our game isn't their fault, and I wish them every success.
  10. Dogs v Rams Heavy woollen derby Part 4

    Surely cant be any worse than the last 3 meetings. We've improved in recent weeks without being particularly brilliant by all accounts, and they are playing really well, so if this goes by the rule of "the form bookk goes out of the window" for derby games, Batley might just edge a close albeit poor game by 4-6 points. Could also see Hallett nipping over for a hat trick though and us taking a real drubbing. Would be a brave man to bet on this one.
  11. Great Get Together

    I didnt go so cant comment but from what I hear it was a great day and the media coverage alone is great advertisement for the club. Pleased to see Matt Diskin is finally getting to grips with the squad and that hopefully things will continue to improve on field - all Ive personally ever wanted to see this year is the team playing to the potential we know it has, which it hasnt up until the last couple of weeks - lets hope they can keep it up.
  12. Corner turned

    And your point is? I think you are confusing me with someone who gives a sh*t. Everyone has an opinion, we'll never all agree, at least ive stuck to my guns in my view on our current plight - some folk have however certainly shown me they have more faces than the town hall clock during recent weeks. ive only ever wanted the team and club to kick on from last year but its not happened. Heres hoping we do start to improve.
  13. Corner turned

    Like i say can only go on what I was told, if they played like they did at the summer bash then its a good effort from our boys.
  14. Corner turned

    i didnt go to the game so cant really commemt on the performance, but nice to hear the side played well, albeit we still lost and according to some who attended Toulouse were somewhat out of sorts, so definitely a bit premature to say weve turned the corner, but its a start. The next 3 games are huge against teams around us in the table so lets hope its given the team some belief - 3 more defeats in those games though and we've missed the turning for the corner and driven straight into someones wall. Heres hoping for better days ahead.
  15. Total lies from our chairman

    Only tried to make the point that he cant really judge the mood amongst the fans when hes not here to experience it. Its a pretty valid point. You cant say the milk is off or not without smelling or tasting it.