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Will we be facing Brier's and Morley this Sunday ?

Don't really care who they bring but it'll be interesting if they show up.

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Shame we do not know for definite as it may encourage a few more spectators to the mount

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Lee was back on first team duties on Sunday (waterboy)

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Loverugblyleague.com also suggests Adrian Morley is a possibility too.

Going to be a tough forward battle.

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The whole dual reg system is a farce.

Have to say im looking forward to Adrian Morley vs Ash though!

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Wind ya necks in.....at best it will only be one....and you lot are feared to death.

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Wind ya necks in.....at best it will only be one....and you lot are feared to death.

 

So six people comment, five quite interested in who you will have in your team, one suggests DR is a farce but still looking forward to the battle with your SL players, and you get from that that we are scared? Great logic!

 

Oh and by the way, you may not have noticed that this is the Batley forum, with comments from Batley supporters, so not sure that you have any right to ask us to 'wind our necks in.'

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We did not do too bad against Big Eorl Crabtree the other week.

Bring Morley and Harrison on.Maybe we might have Fielden but

with Byron,Alex and Keegan he would not make our team

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Wind ya necks in.....at best it will only be one....and you lot are feared to death.

Slightly defensive there.

Although looking at your forum and the posts youve made about DR, you are someone who clearly cannot take any criticism or even perceived criticism as far as your club goes.

Loyalty impressive, albeit slightly misguided. Your thoughts would be interesting if another club used the DR in the same way that Swinton have. But your never going to comment honestly, as it may run the risk of denigrating the integrity of your precious club. A club I suspect your quite heavily involved with in some capacity. Collaboration, both direct or indirect is usually a trigger for a defensive attitude.

Hope to see you and the other 5 Lions fans from last year's game on Sunday. Maybe a few SL players may even bring the away support into double figures.

For what it's worth I actually feel sorry for the Swinton fans like yourself, who are clearly passionate about your club. Although no rules have been broken and a number of you are attempting to stick up for your club at every opportunity,, the way you have adapted the DR system this season has clearly ripped the heart and soul out of a very traditional and genuine club, with a great heritage.

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Wind ya necks in.....at best it will only be one....and you lot are feared to death.

well i cant make my mind up on this one.

he might be saying Batley are feared to death by swinton.....

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Slightly defensive there.

Although looking at your forum and the posts youve made about DR, you are someone who clearly cannot take any criticism or even perceived criticism as far as your club goes.

Loyalty impressive, albeit slightly misguided. Your thoughts would be interesting if another club used the DR in the same way that Swinton have. But your never going to comment honestly, as it may run the risk of denigrating the integrity of your precious club. A club I suspect your quite heavily involved with in some capacity. Collaboration, both direct or indirect is usually a trigger for a defensive attitude.

Hope to see you and the other 5 Lions fans from last year's game on Sunday. Maybe a few SL players may even bring the away support into double figures.

For what it's worth I actually feel sorry for the Swinton fans like yourself, who are clearly passionate about your club. Although no rules have been broken and a number of you are attempting to stick up for your club at every opportunity,, the way you have adapted the DR system this season has clearly ripped the heart and soul out of a very traditional and genuine club, with a great heritage.

Great post, Swinton completely abusing the DR system, but do I care, no bring who you want, worried, never.

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Slightly defensive there.

Although looking at your forum and the posts youve made about DR, you are someone who clearly cannot take any criticism or even perceived criticism as far as your club goes.

Loyalty impressive, albeit slightly misguided. Your thoughts would be interesting if another club used the DR in the same way that Swinton have. But your never going to comment honestly, as it may run the risk of denigrating the integrity of your precious club. A club I suspect your quite heavily involved with in some capacity. Collaboration, both direct or indirect is usually a trigger for a defensive attitude.

Hope to see you and the other 5 Lions fans from last year's game on Sunday. Maybe a few SL players may even bring the away support into double figures.

For what it's worth I actually feel sorry for the Swinton fans like yourself, who are clearly passionate about your club. Although no rules have been broken and a number of you are attempting to stick up for your club at every opportunity,, the way you have adapted the DR system this season has clearly ripped the heart and soul out of a very traditional and genuine club, with a great heritage.

A very well composed reply I thought.

 

Critics of other clubs are fine so long as they are aware of the reasons why actions have been taken by that club. In the case of Swinton there was a need to replace 9 players who last season left the club through one reason or another that meant getting quality in who would at least make you competitive in what is a very tough league. Remembering the RL brokered these rules, we took full advantage of taking a link with arguably the best club at the time in SL. Not only did it give Swinton the benefit of signing on loan some of there better youngsters( who remember would not have been playing rugby this year otherwise) It also gives Swinton the advantage of using first class training facilities.

Last week we played Whitehaven who this season have included Ade Gardner in their ranks and prior to that against Hunslet, Richard Moore( who incidentally tore us to shreds) yet I see no castigation of those two clubs.

 

I am no fan of dual reg, much preferring that Swinton ran an A team and had a full squad of players complimenting both the first and A team but harsh financial facts dictate that on crowds of 500 or so it ain't going to happen. Already this season there is evidence of two Championship teams who admirably tried to operate a full squad and yet are now in dire straits financially.

 

Until Swinton actually break any RL rules I will continue to support our club.

 

See you all Sunday and if you would like a little side bet I will guarantee you there will be more than half a dozen of us there.

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what is "feared to death" anyway? is that Mancunian for scared to death?

I suppose having no home, no fans, and not many players to call your own would make anybody a bit unstable. Id hate to be a Swinton fan at the minute.

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I hope the same 6 fans come who came last season.  An absolute credit to the club for their constant singing despite a heavy defeat.

 

The rules are the same for everybody and each club can decide how to use them.  Hopefully one of Wire's bigger name players will be playing as it might benefit our gate.

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Well my car will have 5 in it for a start.

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4 in ours as well Riggy. And the same lot went last season as I assume you and Spelly did!!! (There's at least 6).

 

I'm feared to death, can't remember the last time we won at the Mount!

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I have been looking back through the history books and not found it yet but i think its a long long time ago.

I would be happy with a bonus point

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A very well composed reply I thought.

Critics of other clubs are fine so long as they are aware of the reasons why actions have been taken by that club. In the case of Swinton there was a need to replace 9 players who last season left the club through one reason or another that meant getting quality in who would at least make you competitive in what is a very tough league. Remembering the RL brokered these rules, we took full advantage of taking a link with arguably the best club at the time in SL. Not only did it give Swinton the benefit of signing on loan some of there better youngsters( who remember would not have been playing rugby this year otherwise) It also gives Swinton the advantage of using first class training facilities.

Last week we played Whitehaven who this season have included Ade Gardner in their ranks and prior to that against Hunslet, Richard Moore( who incidentally tore us to shreds) yet I see no castigation of those two clubs.

I am no fan of dual reg, much preferring that Swinton ran an A team and had a full squad of players complimenting both the first and A team but harsh financial facts dictate that on crowds of 500 or so it ain't going to happen. Already this season there is evidence of two Championship teams who admirably tried to operate a full squad and yet are now in dire straits financially.

Until Swinton actually break any RL rules I will continue to support our club.

See you all Sunday and if you would like a little side bet I will guarantee you there will be more than half a dozen of us there.

Thanks Marshy,

In many ways the RL are to blame for facilitating the whole system. Hard to blame the SL or Championship clubs for taking advantage of it. I think the whole Briers issue has probably just highlighted your club that's all, and unfortunately not in a positive way. SL should not be allowed to use the Championship as a reserve league for bringing international players back to full fitness whichever way you look at it. The one I feel most sorry for is the Swinton player who has missed out on selection as a result of this ridiculous system.

Hard for you fans though as I'm sure many of you in principle don't agree with it either. But like you say, your not just going to stop supporting your team.

Difficult situation all round. And more evidence that the RFL have no clue how to progress our great sport.

Anyway, hope to see a good Lions following on Sunday, like LD has commented the atmosphere the small band created last year was second to none.

Enjoy your trip to batley, except for the result hopefully;).

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NickO7 cheers pal, funnily enough I do like coming over to Barley, decent set of fans.

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Let's not get ahead of ourselves. We've had 3 consecutive defeats leading into the swinton game and they turned us over last season at the LSV. I always get worried when we're expected to win haha.

See you all tomorrow at the Mount!

I would love to see Briers / Morley play at the mount.

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I can assure you neither Briers or Morley will be playing tomorrow, I am just hoping for a good close game. I still have painful memories of last season at Mount when you smashed us to bits.

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Any of you Batley fans know when the last time Swinton won on your ground ?. I have gone back to 1999 so far

 

Riggy

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Any of you Batley fans know when the last time Swinton won on your ground ?. I have gone back to 1999 so far

 

Riggy

Check again mate,cant be so far back.Nobodys gone that long.

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