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  1. I see that the Batley club have started a half time draw (see here: https://bulldogs.mysportstickets.co.uk/events/home/Bulldogs_Raffle_569) fro their none game this coming week. I wonder if we could set up something similar? Do other people have fund raising ideas that we could adopt in these unique times?
  2. I guess that it also works for the substitutes as well.
  3. This was the one that surprised me as well, though just because he is in the squad doesn't mean he'll play on Friday. Is Render injured as well at the moment, I have not seen mention of him for a while. Also though Bussey is in the squad I'd have no objection to him getting a rest this week, so I'd be tempted to go something like: Hall Blackmore Worthington Hardcastle Carey Jouffret Chisholm Susino Parata Cooper Davies Ferres Lockwood bench of Albert Beckett Sweeting, Harrison
  4. Lots of if and but about our hooking position next year, I'd like us to still sign a second hooker for the year. Obviously there are not going to be many quality players available in the UK to fit the bill, so maybe has to be someone from Oz.
  5. I'd like to see SL12 relegated, CH1 promoted (SL12 = team at the bottom of SL and CH1 = Team top of the championship) then play-offs with SL11, CH2, CH2, CH2 and CH2 Then similar for Championship relegation with league 1 promotion.
  6. This looks about right to me with the obligatory Dewsbury v Batley which has occurred at every summer bash
  7. Jake, If you want it for what I think it is for, if I had one you could have it for nothing. I do have other replica shirts from other years if you get know joy from this request and are interested please PM me.
  8. Neil, Thanks for the best wishes, its been a hell of a ride. Hope to see Dewsbury improving next year.
  9. It was absolutely bouncing at the game yesterday, what a brilliant performance by the lads and from all the supporters who made the trip over. I’m still on a on huge high, last couple of beers before heading back to the airport.
  10. Congratulations to York, both well deserved awards
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    Pete, I’m with you
  12. If you assume that Maskill missess out that would leave 8 backs and it has been rare when we have had a back on the bench, so you would also assume that a back misses out. Therefore there is a good chance that Bussey will play. I know assume makes and "ass" out of "u" and "me"
  13. Steve, I fall into that category, though I don't vote I find it interesting to see what other people think to see if it differs from my own view.
  14. He became a free agent when he was released by Barrow so is available for us to sign after the transfer deadline
  15. I though Dewsbury were extremely unlucky not to get at least a point from yesterday's game. A great game for the neutral. Good luck for the rest of the season.
  16. WR, I posted this in response to a similar question on the Fax forum: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I get where you are coming from, but I don't believe this will be true, especially for the SL sides that already have Reserve sides. Even the ones that don't have reserves already will automatically have 2 years worth of academy players available to them next year, because of the change in age group, going from under 19s to under 18s for academies means that players in their last two years of the academy set up will automatically fill the majority of the player roster in the reserves. On top of this most SL first team squads are in the region of 26-28 players so leaves a significant number of players, about 4-5 (assuming that most clubs are running with 4-6 injuries at any one time) that are not getting game time with the first team. Then given that the reserves, to begin with will mainly be 19/20 year old youngsters, SL clubs will probably look to still utilise DR and loans for these players to get game time in the Championship which will generally be a higher grade of rugby than the reserves. This becomes even more true for sides that already have reserve sides. This partly answers the question Griff asks about where the players are coming from. As an example Castleford have an academy of 24 players from this year, I suspect that that 2/3rds of those will be over age for an under 18s comp next year (if not more), meaning that they will already have a core of 16+ players for the reserves team next year, therefore only need to supplement these with another 7 or so players. Meaning that across the sides without a reserve side currently the SL sides will need to find in the region of 40-60 players rather than 200+ to make up the reserves comp. Beware SL clubs coming to raid Fax/Fev/Keighley/Bulls reserves as well as the armature game for these additional players. Personally I would like to think that your assessment is true and DR will wither on the vine, but somehow I don't doubt it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
  17. Not in my local spoons - £1.75 a pint and not in Last Orders either, but we take the point.
  18. PH, I am sure there will still be lots of loans/DR even with reserves. What I was responding to whether players would leave and join a championship team on a permanent basis like Ormondroyd and Walters. In this case I suspect it will be about the player some will stay for money and some will go for the game time. I suspect more will stay for the money, though they could still be loaned out.
  19. I'm not convinced that this is true, there will always be people that would rather take the higher salary and stay in the reserves in SL rather than join a Championship side.
  20. So it will be mandatory for SL sides (plus Widnes and Bradford) to run a reserves side with the academies becoming under 18s. see link here: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/super-league-hail-return-of-mandatory-reserve-grade-in-2020-1-9882371 There are 5 other applicants to join the reserves, I assume that will include Fev, Fax and Keighley from this years comp + 2 others. However DR and Loans systems to stay unchanged. What do people think is the good for the game or not? Personally I think this is a step in the right direction, though I'd have liked to see it go further and remove DR.
  21. LTS, Thanks for the clarification.
  22. PH, I'd expect the back line to be as you outline above, though it has crossed my mind that we could go Golding, Carey, Walters, Hardcastle, Briscoe. So as to stiffen up our defence.
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