Deputy Dog

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  1. I get your point. But I think the club website is the least of our worries at the present time.
  2. You could add a column for Naughty Step appearance
  3. Well. It looks like we're keeping the coach! So now we just need to replace the team! Hallett looked like he was destined for big things at Swinton, however this season he has been a shadow of the player he was last year. The reason for that?.... Who knows. However it does say something about the state of affairs at the club when a player agrees to move to a club who are likely to be relegated. Although I do understand that there is a strong possibility that we could be swapping places with them come September time.
  4. If I were speculating they would be question marks!!
  5. Rowe and Brown dropped again!!
  6. First of all, Congratulations to all at the club on the remarkable achievement of finishing third in the league and securing a place in the "Middle Eights" and a chance to test ourselves against the likes of the Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR. It's been a wonderful effort by all concerned and it's been a pleasure to watch the team this season. Now, I don't want to put a downer on things and I know we run a tight ship etc. etc. But now is where the hard work begins...... Off the field. After the failure to capitalise on our Grand Final appearance in 2013 we have a real opportunity to progress the club and get some real momentum going. I do hope that the club does all it can to maximise exposure and revenue over the next 2 months. Ticket Prices: I notice both Featherstone and Leigh are increasing ticket prices for the Super 8s. Will we be doing the same. Hull KR are offering 3 game packages. I feel this would be a good Idea for those without season tickets. This would allow us to maximise income from away supporters and allow any returning/new Batley supporters to save by attending all 3 home games. (Offer Bradford season ticket holders cheap entry...I'm sure it would make the papers). The fixtures haven't fallen as good as they could have and ironically a 4th placed finish would have yielded better home games, (from a commercial point of view) but we must step up a gear and get as many people up to t'mount as possible. Sell shirts cheaper, people will buy them for 7 games if they're reduced. Produce Middle 8 Tee Shirts?? Get posters/fixtures in every shop in town. Entertainment at the ground. The live bands always seem to keep people back after the game making money at the bar. I hope I don't come across as negative, I just don't want the club to be looking back at this as a missed opportunity come October. I know we have 2 away games first up so we have a little longer to sort things out and hopefully the club are already on it.