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Crown Flatter

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  1. Enjoy the match and let’s see if you can put one over those Lancastrians/foreigners. Now wouldn’t that go down well for you all.
  2. Signings thread updated. Another one tomorrow.
  3. Apparently he didn’t fit in Liam’s plans for 2023.
  4. His dad told us that at Sheffield, but didn’t wanting it broadcasting at the time. He didn’t want to leave, but…
  5. Players for 2023 thread updated.
  6. The first official announcement of a player leaving is that of Chris Annakin, on medical advice.
  7. Well done Batley. I was surprised that you did it, but then again, I shouldn’t have been as you have now beaten Fev twice and drawn once. I listened to the match on Radio Leeds, but will have to wait until midnight 30 on Wednesday morning to see the game on FreeSports It seemed like a really good encounter, especially for Batley, out of the blocks for a sprint start. It sounded like it would have been an injustice had they lost.
  8. Any Batley fans on here should note that Coolie’s right in his assumption. It’s not a sleight on the club, but a straightforward notion. There won’t be many clubs that can afford to be promoted and I‘m sure some SL clubs cannot afford to be there either.
  9. I think the funding is based on end of regular season league positions, so if I am correct, Batley’s funding will be on finishing fifth. Good luck against Fev, but do you really want to suffer another Leigh thrashing - either of you ?
  10. Great news and it’s in the Signings thread.
  11. Thanks, I have updated the Signings thread.
  12. The Sheffield scrum half announced at half time yesterday evening that he would continue playing next season.
  13. Suffice it to say, I only got Workington in the right slot. Barrow being the surprise package this time and can see them beating Batley. Can Batley transform their recent slump, culminating in their thrashing at Leigh?
  14. When only 16 players were announced last night I thought it would be difficult for us and it looked like that at 28-12, but the fight back was on. Sheffield got off to a good start with a try after four minutes when McGowan dropped a high ball and Sheffield managed to score in the corner. No conversion. Dewsbury hit back almost immediately when Ferguson powered his way over under the sticks and Turner converted. Soon after Schofield twisted around in the tackle and planted the ball down close to where the first try was scored, Turner adding the extras, making the score 12-4 in our favour. This unfortunately, sparked Sheffield into action and with Dewsbury creating gaps for The Eagles to run through and touch down with two quick converted tries. Half time gave us a score of 16-12, which I thought wasn’t bad after seeing so many Sheffield attacks and wondered if we might be able to get right back into it after the break, but our hosts had different ideas and soon it was 28-12 (although for me there was question whether Farrell’s try was from a forward pass). You would then be thinking that The Eagles would build on their lead, but that was not so. Dewsbury quietly set about fighting back and Knowles crossed on 63 minutes, Turner having no trouble converting. Kirby (or was it Stevens?) then scored, Turner’s conversion making it 28-24, but there was little time remaining for us to build an attack and score: we did try but, unfortunately it broke down and a Sheffield player scooped up the ball and raced for the line, but he hadn’t noticed Ferguson chasing back to haul him down just short of the line. From the resultant play the ball, Bailey Liu was on hand to squeeze over the line, with Holmes converting, making the final score 34-24, but what a gallant effort by Dewsbury and Liam Finn’s judicial use of his three substitutes. Team: McGowan; Greensmith, Graham, Tomlinson, Ryder; Sweeting, Turner; Schofield, Butterworth (capt), Ferguson, Davies, Knowles, Stevens Subs: Walker, Blagbrough, Kirby. I understand only 14 players trained on Tuesday and as the match was scheduled to be played the Friday previous, it is understandable if some players had gone on holiday immediately after that day. Missing from the 21 man squad were Beckett, Blackmore, Carr, Dixon and of course, Sykes.
  15. Shame you have had to retire (too early) Dom. Always appreciated your time on the pitch and what you did for the club.
  16. I thought he and Thackeray were suspended and therefore unable to play.
  17. Much as I would like to see us gain our second double of the season, I fear we will not manage that victory. Sheffield 36-16 Dewsbury FTS: Turner MoM: Ferguson Att: 753
  18. New Signings: Sam Day Hooker (16th September) Matt Garside Second row/centre (from Halifax Panthers) (28th September) Elliott Morris Prop (from Halifax Panthers) (28th September) George Collins Halfback (from Castleford) (29th September) Harry Tyson-Wilson Halfback (from Sarina Crocodiles, Oz) (30th September) Players Retained: Reiss Butterworth Hooker (announced on 30th August) Davey Dixon Wing (1st September) Jimmy Beckett Prop (3rd September) Lewis Carr Wing (5th September) Jackson Walker Second row (7th September) Brad Graham Centre (15th September) Ollie Greensmith Centre/wing (16th September) Dale Ferguson Prop (16th September) Calum Turner Fullback (30th September) Players Departed: Chris Annakin Prop (27th September, retired on medical advice) Matty Beharrell Halfback (28th September) Ben Blackmore Wing (28th September) (to Bradford Bulls) Jack Blagbrough Prop (28th September) Aaron Hall Prop (28th September) Harry Kidd Prop (28th September) Michael Knowles Second row (28th September) Jon Magrin Second row (28th September) Ross Peltier Prop (28th September Adam Ryder Centre (28th September) Jake Sweeting Halfback (28th September) (to Hunslet) Keenen Tomlinson Centre (28th September) Jason Walton Centre/second row (28th September) Loanees returned to their clubs: Jon-Luke Kirby Second row (Huddersfield Giants) (28th September) Robson Stevens Second row/loose forward (Huddersfield Giants) (28th September)
  19. Radio Cumbria thought there was nothing in it and applauded the referee for making “the right decision”!
  20. I will suggest a Barrow win because Sykes will be sent off. Barrow 40-20 Dewsbury FTS: Sykes MoM: Greensmith Att: 1201
  21. I thought we now had a Media Manager in place and thus inform us of such programmes.
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