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BatleyFanAndy

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I know there are a few threads with this subject already running, but I wanted to start another just to point out how proud I am of supporting this great little team!

 

If anyone from the club is reading this, well done to everyone!

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Ditto

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well done to everybody up at the mount yesterday..every player deserves credit, and JK should be made mayor of Batley.

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I still for the life of me understand why we didnt get team of the week in League Express, who gave it to Workington instead.

Didnt see Workington getting plenty of column inches in the national press today.

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I still for the life of me understand why we didnt get tram of the week in League Express, who gave it to Workington instead.

Didnt see Workington getting plenty of column inches in the national press today.

 

I think that award went to Blackpool for their 1934 English Electric Open Boat tram (green and cream livery). You definitely deserved an award for the rugby though. :rolleyes:

 

Sorry BTJ  - It was just too tempting to resist. :lol:

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I still for the life of me understand why we didnt get tram of the week in League Express, who gave it to Workington instead.

Didnt see Workington getting plenty of column inches in the national press today.

 

 

Actually they got the RL write up in the Guardian by Andy Wilson - not that this is really representative as he devoted half of the article to the demise of the game thanks to loss of P&R...................zzzz.

 

i would have thought Batley's performance would be worthy of a better response from the press though.

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Good spot - i can only blame big fingers and an iphone for that!

If it was 1934 im sure id not have made the same mistake with writing implement and ink well at the ready!

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The Yorkshire Post gave the game a good write up.

Actually they got the RL write up in the Guardian by Andy Wilson - not that this is really representative as he devoted half of the article to the demise of the game thanks to loss of P&R...................zzzz.

 

i would have thought Batley's performance would be worthy of a better response from the press though.

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The Yorkshire Post gave the game a good write up.

 

If a local semi pro football side had run a top premiership side close and looked the better side for much of the game, there would have been  two pages of in depth coverage and a souvenir pullout. I'm not surprised at the southern based nationals, but championship sides don't even get much support from the northern rags. :huh:  

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All weekend games featuring local championship sides get some sort of a write up in Mondays Yorkshire Post.  They gave more lines to the Batley Huddersfield match than to any other of the weekend ties.  Given the crowds that are being attracted I don't think that we can complain too much at their coverage of the sport.

If a local semi pro football side had run a top premiership side close and looked the better side for much of the game, there would have been  two pages of in depth coverage and a souvenir pullout. I'm not surprised at the southern based nationals, but championship sides don't even get much support from the northern rags. :huh:  

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All weekend games featuring local championship sides get some sort of a write up in Mondays Yorkshire Post.  They gave more lines to the Batley Huddersfield match than to any other of the weekend ties.  Given the crowds that are being attracted I don't think that we can complain too much at their coverage of the sport.

 

Watched the rugby backchat program I'd recorded last night and Stevo  praised you mightily - a good old plug for the club on a program largely centred around superleague.

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Watched the rugby backchat program I'd recorded last night and Stevo  praised you mightily - a good old plug for the club on a program largely centred around superleague.

 

 

They are readying the public for Batley's SL acceptance. :D

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All weekend games featuring local championship sides get some sort of a write up in Mondays Yorkshire Post.  They gave more lines to the Batley Huddersfield match than to any other of the weekend ties.  Given the crowds that are being attracted I don't think that we can complain too much at their coverage of the sport.

It's the chicken and egg syndrome though, isn't it? Lack of coverage because crowds are low - people don't come as there is little publicity/coverage so they perceive it as an inferior product.

Surprised Sky even mentioned it as usually if they do not have coverage of the competition, it is not happening. Let's wait and see what happens for the World Cup.

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The Yorkshire Post is still referencing this game.  Dave Cravens' preview for the Giants game tomorrow has the headline 'Batley exam prepares Giants for French test'. Michael Lawrence is quoted as saying that it was a more gruelling game than many of their Super League matches this season. 

 

Lawrence goes on to say that a lot of the Championship Players are bigger but not as agile or quick as SL players and that Batley had a very big team.  I was suprised at the comment; aside from Hirst and Rowe I would have said that the Giants were bigger across the board.  On the other hand I would back our outside backs in a foot race against the Giants outside backs. 

 

Anyway, good to see Batley still getting publicity on the back of this game.

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I meant to raise this question after the game but my memory is not what it was but here goes

In the second half with the Giants pressing our line they knocked on. Moore got the ball and playing the new free play rule chipped the giants line but failed to regather and the ref waved play on with the giants back in possesion. Was this a duff call by the ref or an error on Moore's part? I can only assume the ref saw it as a one on one, but if that was the case should he not signal this or is there no such signal? And how are the players supposed to know if the free play rule is available?

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I meant to raise this question after the game but my memory is not what it was but here goes

In the second half with the Giants pressing our line they knocked on. Moore got the ball and playing the new free play rule chipped the giants line but failed to regather and the ref waved play on with the giants back in possesion. Was this a duff call by the ref or an error on Moore's part? I can only assume the ref saw it as a one on one, but if that was the case should he not signal this or is there no such signal? And how are the players supposed to know if the free play rule is available?

Duff call, I reckon. I was gonna make mention of it in the report but it all happened so fast I didn't note it all down!

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