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Certainly good in parts.

I'll reserve judgement for now on whether having Huddersfield "fringe" players is overall a good thing.

Pros & cons, but I am sure JK will use the system wisely.

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Certainly good in parts.

I'll reserve judgement for now on whether having Huddersfield "fringe" players is overall a good thing.

Pros & cons, but I am sure JK will use the system wisely.

Other than saving money on medical bills, i cant see any other benefit.

How are we meant to have a settled side with various fringe players and 'stars' being included every week? Depending on the quality of the player, would be hard to leave them out, but will

do little to help morale and keep a consistent team on the field.

Id have liked to think we are well managed enough to stand alone as a club and continue to do things the right way, which has clearly been working in recent years, but cant help feeling weve sold out to the RFL's feeder

club ideal for the sake of saving a few quid.

Obviously it makes sense in the current climate, but id certainly rather we continue to make our own way as a club.

Maybe i was expecting more from the announcement after it was billed as blowing the rest out of the water.

Time will tell i guess.

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Certainly good in parts.

I'll reserve judgement for now on whether having Huddersfield "fringe" players is overall a good thing.

Pros & cons, but I am sure JK will use the system wisely.

Reading web site ,JK will not pick giant players , unless they train with us and prove there worth a shirt ahead of our players , but there available if we need them , cant see anyone telling John who to pick in his side tho

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Having had a look at this, If I was a Championship player, here's another reason to come and play for Batley.

Reading between the lines, you'll have the medical backup as well as salary cover if you suffer any injury which will stop you working your usual job.

Why the negative vibes ? This obviously does not impact on our independence in any way. What part of 'every football decision at Batley remains 100% with John Kear' is unclear ?

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JK has signed a squad of players at Batley who he believes is good enough to mount a challenge in the Championship. The link up with the Giants means that there are players available who, if we happen to have a number of injuries or players lose form, can be called upon to come into the team. Also, if any of these Giants players show themselves to be far better than the Batley player who is currently holding the shirt, then JK will have the option to select him if he wishes. I think JK has been in the game for long enough to know what the effect of bringing in "outside" players just because they are registered with a SL club on an arbitrary basis would have on the morale of the existing squad.

The major point with this link up is the mega step forward in medical provision for the Batley players. No longer will they have to be reliant upon the whim of the NHS for treatment to injuries, which in some cases prevents them from carrying out their day job and earning a living.

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I think this is a very positive link up and as explained on the website has major benefits for Batley. Apart from the players the insurance cover is a major step forward- ask any Hunslet fan about last season and the fact that they were missing Grimshaw and Ratcliffe for most of the season because the NHS wouldn't prioritise required operations. In the end the Hunslet fans were offering to put their hands in their own pockets to finance the operations but Grimshaw in the end missed the whole of last season. With the Huddersfield funded insurance this should not be a problem for the Dogs should any injuries happen. Apart from that I look forward to seeing Stuart Fielden pulling on a Dogs shirt next season!!

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This news doesn't excite me massively. What I want from our club is more ambition in the future. We should be ambitious enough to be laying foundations now so that us ourselves becoming a SL club isn't out of the question. Featherstone have and still are doing it. Getting new support for a club who's aim is "to do well" is never going to work. Whereas pushing for promotion and silverware is a much more appealing prospect.

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This news doesn't excite me massively. What I want from our club is more ambition in the future. We should be ambitious enough to be laying foundations now so that us ourselves becoming a SL club isn't out of the question. Featherstone

have and still are doing it. Getting new support for a club who's aim is "to do well" is never going to work. Whereas pushing for promotion and silverware is a much more appealing prospect.

Have to agree, as i said above, this deal will save us money, but we should in my opinion stand alone as a club and make our own way in order to progress.

Look at the situation Rochdale with the st helens academy coach taking over and half the team arriving too following their link - may as well be rebranded as St Helens A next season. I

appreciate JK has set down some rules, but what happens if, god forbid, he leaves?

Not being negative here, just doesnt sit easily this whole link up malarky.

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Look at the situation Rochdale with the st helens academy coach taking over and half the team arriving too following their link - may as well be rebranded as St Helens A next season.

Former St Helens academy coach.

Up to Five players.

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When this was originally mooted JK claimed that it would be an arrangement like no other, something that would amaze the RL community, or words to that effect.

Admit it, it's just like all the others isn't it, if you can ignore the bells and whistles?

I'm not criticising Batley for making these very sensible arrangements, particularly in the light of what is happening in the rest of the league, but there does seem to be a reoccurring theme of "we do things differently here" which is actually difficult to justify.

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Let's see how this pans out. It sound positive the way JK is stamping his authority and being nobodies b1tch!

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When this was originally mooted JK claimed that it would be an arrangement like no other, something that would amaze the RL community, or words to that effect.

Admit it, it's just like all the others isn't it, if you can ignore the bells and whistles?

I'm not criticising Batley for making these very sensible arrangements, particularly in the light of what is happening in the rest of the league, but there does seem to be a reoccurring theme of "we do things differently here" which is actually difficult to justify.

We have got a bit more out of it than being a warm up side.

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We have got a bit more out of it than being a warm up side.

You are. Just as Dewsbury, Hunslet, Swinton, Whitehaven, Rochdale and York are too.

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The club are up to the limit on players remuneration as I said earlier. No money for more players. Last year we had loan players and you didnt mention your concerns. Whats changed?

To lay out the money for insurance, medical bills etc, Huddersfield must be getting more in return than just a run out for their fringe players Doc?

Or anm i missing something?

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You are. Just as Dewsbury, Hunslet, Swinton, Whitehaven, Rochdale and York are too.

Let's wait and see how many Giants players appear regularly in a Batley shirt, other than has been already stated, filling gaps for injuries etc. before we start making such statements.

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To lay out the money for insurance, medical bills etc, Huddersfield must be getting more in return than just a run out for their fringe players Doc?

Or anm i missing something?

No, Buford, you are not missing anything. Certain players from the Giants will be available for JK to use, if he wants to. That is the important part, If he wants to. The decision is his and his alone. At the moment he has said that he is 100% happy with the squad that he has signed. We shall just have to wait and see what actually happens but until then I do not think it is showing much respect to JK to say we will become Giants reserves.

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Let's wait and see how many Giants players appear regularly in a Batley shirt, other than has been already stated, filling gaps for injuries etc. before we start making such statements.

Fair enough, as long as you wait and see how many SL players appear regularly in a Dewsbury, Hunslet, Swinton, Whitehaven, Rochdale or York shirt too, other than has been already stated, before we start making such statements...

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The major point with this link up is the mega step forward in medical provision for the Batley players. No longer will they have to be reliant upon the whim of the NHS for treatment to injuries, which in some cases prevents them from carrying out their day job and earning a living. (FredM.)

Lets say that this medical arrangement had been in place last year----then Chris Buttery, Danny Maun plus others would have had their op's within 1 or 2 weeks and been available fully fit for most of the season. As it is Danny Maun is only just about to have his, courtesy of the NHS.For me this is a good arrangement for the players' welfare, and must be worth a bob or two.

Regards the players from the Giants, only time will tell. In JK we trust??.

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At least Mr Thewlis is calling us a partner club and not a feeder club! As stated elsewhere by me, I do wonder whether these partnerships will put off new, young, would be supporters from becoming fans of Championship clubs. Might they be more likely than ever to give their allegiance to a SL club?

Anyway, on a more positive note, I wonder if they have a young McGilvary in their ranks? :rolleyes:

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At least Mr Thewlis is calling us a partner club and not a feeder club! As stated elsewhere by me, I do wonder whether these partnerships will put off new, young, would be supporters from becoming fans of Championship clubs. Might they be more likely than ever to give their allegiance to a SL club?

Anyway, on a more positive note, I wonder if they have a young McGilvary in their ranks? :rolleyes:

Which clubs are formally being called feeder clubs Bi11?

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Several supporters were told by the main man, "Batley will never be a feeder club". He is a massive Batley fan, (not as massive as some clubs chairmen). Last year we played several loan players without upsetting too many players and this year will be similar. The funds for more players are exhausted so to give players resting time the loan players will be played. This should result in a better play off first game performance. Details of number of games played to qualify for playoffs are not, as yet known. Brough may keep the halves on their toes.

Are you KN's best mate then gruckie - you're posts always carry such "insider" conviction.

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