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The RFL proving what a joke of an organisation it is and have reinstated batleys points. Huge game vs Dewsbury now.

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You must be joking . Keighley and haven are the ones who' be just got a major sweat on . We're not safe mathematically but are in a far better position

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Any one from us down to batley could go! Nail biting! Massive effort needed vs Leigh! BP saves us!

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Nope. Doncaster and batley have both had there 3 points reinstated. 3 teams still have to catch us but it puts massive pressure on us a week on Sunday vs Dewsbury. I still can't see keighley winning either of there games and but it's still a few more sleepless nights for us all.

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I just don't get that - they look at something for two days mind ! But it's important we don't focus on this or get sour . It's nothing to do with us . Let haven's barrack room lawyers get their teeth into it . They are sweating , but I'd say Keighley are really sweating to . It still needs a lot to happen to get us dragged down . I don't think it'll have much of a return on us. We will get at least 45 and be fine - cougars have Dews n Fev and Batley still end up at fortress Donny . And haven need two wins and a big points swing . So , we'll do the biz on the field and and at least it'll all be decided on the pitch , which means no hard luck stories or moaning

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Yeah we should be beating dews up here, never mind scraping a point. It's still in our hands and that's all you can ask. Haven won't be thrilled of going away to Swinton and needing a win. But it stills puts a pause on next years plans until it's confirmed again. Hopefully Swinton beat batley on Sunday and puts an end to it all.

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I just don't get that - they look at something for two days mind ! But it's important we don't focus on this or get sour . It's nothing to do with us . Let haven's barrack room lawyers get their teeth into it . They are sweating , but I'd say Keighley are really sweating to . It still needs a lot to happen to get us dragged down . I don't think it'll have much of a return on us. We will get at least 45 and be fine - cougars have Dews n Fev and Batley still end up at fortress Donny . And haven need two wins and a big points swing . So , we'll do the biz on the field and and at least it'll all be decided on the pitch , which means no hard luck stories or moaning

Fair post mate let it be settled on the field don't think you have anything to worry about however I can hear Woods bleating down here

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He should have stayed well away . He was out of order . It shouted of desperation - not a good sign. Keighley are in poll position for me now , but haven are under more pressure to and need to forget this and not comment .

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I look forward to seeing o'loughlin, Bowden, charnley etc play for town, maybe we can use the "its confusing" legal defence too.

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We could play who we wanted now and legally the RFL wouldn't be able to do anything about it now they've set a precedent.

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The RFL will need to explain the decision and the reasoning , so that will be very interesting whatever the viewpoint

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play who you want pay the fine gonna be a scrap for saints players this week from us and rochdale oh wait were playing each over

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The RFL will need to explain the decision and the reasoning , so that will be very interesting whatever the viewpoint

i think it will go something like 'we would much prefer john kear and his band of bulldogs in the championship over the Cumbrians and keighley as in our eyes there much more marketable, blah blah blah'.

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Ah it's ok to field ineligible players then. This could get messy.

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I guarantee it will get messy if anyone other batley get relegated.

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With these hearings of whatever sort , it always seems strange that an eminent body spends lots of time wading through evidence and mulling over an impartial decision based on that evidence ... Then an appeal comes , and another body in another room comes to a totally contrary or less severe conclusion with I take it the same evidence ? Have Batley got new evidence not seen first up ( what and why wait ? ) ... Otherwise it's very confusing getting two different punishments from the same evidence ... A third appeal may get back to square one !! As I say , it's for other people , but I think we'll all be hanging on for the explanation. It's rather confusing as of now , and turns things that seemed settled back upside down . At least a couple of clubs and their boards will be very tense now - will they do anything ??!! Watch this space as you guys say ....

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There can't have been new evidence as the reason given for it happening was we weren't aware of the rule. It shouldn't affect us anyway but it's a rather bizarre and embarrassing situation for the RFL. That's what you get when you have a professional sport run by amateurs! It wouldn't happen in football and it wouldn't happen in rugby union.

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There can't have been new evidence as the reason given for it happening was we weren't aware of the rule. It shouldn't affect us anyway but it's a rather bizarre and embarrassing situation for the RFL. That's what you get when you have a professional sport run by amateurs! It wouldn't happen in football and it wouldn't happen in rugby union.

It's confusing then ! Good job we've done 99% of the task . Big games coming up now . I keep coming back to Dews v Keighley and Keighley v Fev . Very tough . 42 or 43 could be the drop total, and points diff is back in it

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Worst realistic case scenario I can see for points is keighley to get a bonus at dews and beat fev at home,haven to win both there's, batley beating swinton and getting a bonus at Donny. All of which would still see us safe regardless of our results.

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Worst realistic case scenario I can see for points is keighley to get a bonus at dews and beat fev at home,haven to win both there's, batley beating swinton and getting a bonus at Donny. All of which would still see us safe regardless of our results.

if cougars pick up two bonus points or one win. Haven and batley win both their remaining games and we don't get anything from our last two games we would be down. Then it will be time to find a good solicitor

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its not surprising the crowds keep dwindling for RL . People can stomach going down if its fair but seeing points reinstated for an illegal player who scored just makes a mockery out of the game and a slap in the face for clubs and supporters who follow the rules .

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if cougars pick up two bonus points or one win. Haven and batley win both their remaining games and we don't get anything from our last two games we would be down. Then it will be time to find a good solicitor

i think the most worrying game is fev away to keighley, they've been nowhere near as good of a side as at the start of the year. Hope I'm wrong but it's not a banker like we would like to think.

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