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Centurians Vs Bulldogs 16th Feb 2014 - Match Predictions

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Remind me...

Is 40 more than 20?? :)

Or does it start next week ;)

Won't take the pizz.. ;0

Just wouldn't be fair to mock the afflicted in their hour of extreme pain

No fun with easy targets ;)

i guess you won and we lost......or you wouldnt be on our forum .....and today.... it was not a friendly?......well done Dews..... :clapping:

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We are very good and if Paul keeps the spirit right we have some great blocks to build, we were missing a few as well today

We are building for SL and have great finance in place to sustain it

Good luck for the season you are a proud club

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Wow. I didn't see that coming! They ripped us to bits esp second half. The way they used the ball was fantastic and I don't think Batley wer that bad! Ref was poor but full credit to Leigh. If they can put that performance in against other teams then they will take some stopping.

our season has to start next week. I am now bracing myself for our noisy neighbours to start banging on how they will win the league :lol:

Thanks piggy, keep tha faith your club needs you guys and your chairman deserves you

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10 players from last year gone to other clubs, 2 suspended and one injured. That's 13 players to replace and we played away at one of the favourites. It was a tough day but nothing to be too despondent about.

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Wow. I didn't see that coming! They ripped us to bits esp second half. The way they used the ball was fantastic and I don't think Batley wer that bad! Ref was poor but full credit to Leigh. If they can put that performance in against other teams then they will take some stopping.

our season has to start next week. I am now bracing myself for our noisy neighbours to start banging on how they will win the league :lol:

It was n`t a bad performance from Leyth, with some good tries but you guys will come good. Nothing is won or lost in the first game of the season. Thankfully we`ve got some strength in depth because we usually run out of steam come the play-offs.

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Oh dear :dance: :dance: :dance:

Pity you had to let your fellow Leythers down.   Your the only one of them, so far, to try and rub it in.  I have nothing against poor losers.  It's not easy for any sports fan to be gracious when they're still spitting feathers over a drubbing.  Poor winners, now, that's another matter.  It takes a rare sort to be ungracious and leering when his team have just won. To feel the need to behave like that shows something lacking.  Clearly one has to be an absolute nobody or a complete prat to act that way.

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They will on todays performance, they were superb in defence, attacking play was a bit shaky but some big hits went in on the line

Congratulations Gary... At this early stage of the season you have already won the award for "The biggest pile of BS spoken"

You can pick up your award on at the next car boot sale at tip rat stadium..........

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Couldn't make it to the game, and being a Leyther was gutted I had to work. Had BBC Radio Leeds on, and what update there were, sounded like it was still 4-6 after nearly half an hour.

Amazed at the final scoreline, as we NEVER beat Batley easily. I know you guys have lost a LOT of quality players, whilst we have strengthened a helluva lot, and only lost 1 player, Sam Hopkins to the Pies.

Don't think 'either' set of fans should get to carried away by today's score, as I assume Fev fans won't either.

Guess we'll lose to you guys at Mount Pleasant & in the plays offs.....as per usual !  ;)

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A very poor display today from Batley against a good Leigh side who on paper have recruited well in the close season and should be challenging at the end of the season. 

 

In the first proper game of the season Batley's discipline, defence and attack where not good enough to even give Leigh a game. if Batley repeats today's display for the rest of the season then it will be Championship One rugby next season. It is early days and playing Leigh the first game of the season could be a blessing in disguise because the game exposed Batley's weaknesses i.e Batley's defence when Leigh attacked Connor's wing which led to two missed tackles from Connor and two tries although this was not the only weakness Batley had. 

 

It can only get better against Workington.

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A three hour drive back gave me a long time to think about today's match.

 

First, well played Leigh, they were excellent, especially in the backs, and scored some great tries, one or two we should have stopped, none of which we did.

 

They exploited Connor's wing, where defensively we were very poor. They constantly exploited the overlap they created. Connor was very naïve defensively and Leigh knew this. This was particularly apparent when he went for the interception for their first try (I think it was anyway) and for the try they scored which came from an excellent Leatherbarrow kick in the second half.

 

Davies should not be at stand off, he is a back rower and was ineffective at stand off - Leak perhaps? We missed Black today.

 

Our discipline was poor too, and they made plenty of ground early on, off the back of our lack of discipline.

 

I guess it will take a while for a brand new team to gel and become effective. This needs to happen quickly though and will be a real test of JK's coaching.

 

On the positive side, I thought Leatherbarrow played well, Nicholson added some urgency at the play the ball, and Smith, Rowe, Greeenwood, Bretherton etc from last season do not become poor players overnight.

 

I think already a win is essential next week!

 

Once again though, Leigh played fabulously well.

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Congratulations Gary... At this early stage of the season you have already won the award for "The biggest pile of BS spoken"

You can pick up your award on at the next car boot sale at tip rat stadium..........

The biggest pile of BS spoken was before the season started. Batley being a top six side and Fev being world beaters!

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The biggest pile of BS spoken was before the season started. Batley being a top six side and Fev being world beaters!

Here we go.

Well done today, but ... one game doesn't make a season!

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The biggest pile of BS spoken was before the season started. Batley being a top six side and Fev being world beaters!

 

Congratulations on a great win today, well done. Remember there is a long way to go this season yet!

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Batley will be in the mix at the seasons end. Nothing is won or lost after 1 game. ( apart from the points before some Pedant arrives )

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The biggest pile of BS spoken was before the season started. Batley being a top six side and Fev being world beaters!

Don't know who said Fev would be world beaters; They were beaten today by a side that impressed me; The Championship is going to be tough this season; Ups and downs and no World beaters;

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I wouldn't worry too much there's a lot of talk about my team ( Fev ) been the team to beat but I think Batley have just played the best team in this league and it Leigh that are the team to beat they have recruited better than anyone else and there squad looks top class this season

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No team in the championship will finish a game 20 points ahead against this Bulldog side. too big too strong and we can defend.

OUCH

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A three hour drive back gave me a long time to think about today's match.

First, well played Leigh, they were excellent, especially in the backs, and scored some great tries, one or two we should have stopped, none of which we did.

They exploited Connor's wing, where defensively we were very poor. They constantly exploited the overlap they created. Connor was very naïve defensively and Leigh knew this. This was particularly apparent when he went for the interception for their first try (I think it was anyway) and for the try they scored which came from an excellent Leatherbarrow kick in the second half.

Davies should not be at stand off, he is a back rower and was ineffective at stand off - Leak perhaps? We missed Black today.

Our discipline was poor too, and they made plenty of ground early on, off the back of our lack of discipline.

I guess it will take a while for a brand new team to gel and become effective. This needs to happen quickly though and will be a real test of JK's coaching.

On the positive side, I thought Leatherbarrow played well, Nicholson added some urgency at the play the ball, and Smith, Rowe, Greeenwood, Bretherton etc from last season do not become poor players overnight.

I think already a win is essential next week!

Once again though, Leigh played fabulously well.

Nicho will go well for you, cracking distribution from dummy half and was just unfortunate to have the likes of Beswick and Penky (who seemingly can't get in the team himself these days!) ahead of him at Leigh. Did make me chuckle on GF day when he was stood undetected with the Batley fans in the North Stand as it appeared only us Leythers knew he was on his way to the Mount!

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No team in the championship will finish a game 20 points ahead against this Bulldog side. too big too strong and we can defend.

Haha quality post, remind me how did you get on yesterday!

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Haha quality post, remind me how did you get on yesterday!

 

Yes were guilty as charged Eddie. No Bulldog expected yeterday's drubbing but be careful you don't get too big for yer boots.... One Swallow doesn't make a summer and all that, but please come back and let us know how you get on in the rest of the season. And look on the bright side you can rent out that space under the rock you have been hiding under for the past 5 seasons  :onthequiet:

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I've not been hiding at all and I have had to put with constant jibes from certain batley fans for the past few seasons. Batley's pre season recruitment has been dire to say the least, plus you've lost way too many players. Not going to make any predictions this early in the season. Leigh have recruited well and will be a hard team to beat especially at home. I'm not going to take the p for once as you fans must be still hurting from yesterday!

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Haha quality post, remind me how did you get on yesterday!

I dont mind the ###### i said it , i was wrong we defended poorly yesterday . i do object to boring posters like yourself with your all too typical snide having a go. Remind me when was the last time you finished higher than the bulldogs in the league ?. please return to your winter hibernation for all our sakes or go at least to the Dewsbury board where they are in need of your expert observations. By the way well done to Dewsbury on their victory yesterday which i forcasted correctly. enjoy the day more difficult ones are still to come.  

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I've not been hiding at all and I have had to put with constant jibes from certain batley fans for the past few seasons. Batley's pre season recruitment has been dire to say the least, plus you've lost way too many players. Not going to make any predictions this early in the season. Leigh have recruited well and will be a hard team to beat especially at home. I'm not going to take the p for once as you fans must be still hurting from yesterday!

If you want to avoid the jibes do yourself and everyone else a favour and stay off our forum.   You only ever show yourself when you think you have an opportunity to spread some more poisonous drivel.  You are a sad and extremely unpleasant man who can't work out the difference between banter and malicious vitriol.  It's a bit like finding someone knocked down by a car and taking the opportunity to rob them.  You wouldn't see the wrong in that either I guess.   

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If you want to avoid the jibes do yourself and everyone else a favour and stay off our forum. You only ever show yourself when you think you have an opportunity to spread some more poisonous drivel. You are a sad and extremely unpleasant man who can't work out the difference between banter and malicious vitriol. It's a bit like finding someone knocked down by a car and taking the opportunity to rob them. You wouldn't see the wrong in that either I guess. [/quote

get over yourself you prat. If you can't take the banter then don't dish it out.

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