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  1. I would have preferred that Scotty stayed but PMs summation seems fair to me. His willingness to acknowledge the fans whatever the result says something about the bloke. At his best as good an all round full back as you could wish to have in the side. Linners, perhaps, will be looking for someone that he can mould into his style of play.
  2. It is difficult to tell, but I thought that 11 was Wattie.
  3. Not a great Batley side but some useful players on their books that season including Billy Allan, Brendan Cummings, Ian Douglas, Henry Oulton, Alan Tonks, Neil Pickerill, and not forgetting Paul Storey and Carl Gibson.
  4. Thanks KTF, but I was aware that the record had been broken, hence "setting a record" as against "holding the record".
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    Watching the video I thought that Howard Bailey was outstanding but I'm struggling to remember him (or what I did yesterday!). Would someone like to give my memory a nudge?
  6. I think that we are comparing apples and oranges. It is perhaps fair to say that Gibson had the most outstanding career, setting a record for consecutive games for Leeds as well as playing for Yorkshire and Great Britain. Mind you, he hasn't had a stand named after him!
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Batley_Bulldogs_players I found the above whilst browsing the net. Someone has worked hard at this and no doubt some of you are aware of this site. If you have not seen it have a look and you may enjoy reading it or indeed contributing.
  8. Thanks, I should have been able to spot a few more. And as you say, Redick, not Render. Were there two Mark Speights or is that a slip?
  9. Andy Williams next to Ron, John Stainburn and Render (sorry, forgotten first name), Mark Fortis?,Mark Speight. Others on the forum will no doubt fill in many more of the gaps.
  10. I am hopeless at time lines but I do seem to remember him forming a very good half back partnership with Jackie Pyecroft.
  11. Surprised no one has mentioned Yorkshire capped Naylor and under 23? International Brian Taylor . Wasn't there a pretty useful fair haired prop called Coates?
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    Difficult times

    You make a fair point BSJ. I wasn't aware of the difference in demographics, just that they have managed to suppress the spread of the virus. Mind you, suppressing the spread of the virus must be more difficult with a younger population as they are less risk averse. Japan, with nearly twice our population and an aging population also have fatalities in the low hundreds. I accept that it may well be that with the benefit of hindsight other factors will been seen to have played a part. Still, I am sure that any scientist worth his salt would accept that rigorous testing is of the utmost importance in controlling the spread of the disease and efforts to lift present social restrictions. (Unless said scientist was bored and enjoying a bit of fishing). Stay safe.
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    Difficult times

    Testing seems to be the answer youngun. South Korea has limited fatalities to about the 250 mark without resorting to a full lockdown thanks to a rigorous testing regime (they have banned crowds though and closed schools). They use an app on smartphones that tells them if someone in the locale has tested positive for coronavirus. It would make sense to limit crowds to an agreed fraction of stadium capacity to start with to allow social distancing, and perhaps to follow the Far Eastern model of wearing masks in public (Nah, I don't mean the players).. Anyway, guesswork is ok but only time will tell.
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    OK Colin, good luck and keep safe.
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