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  1. phildog


    Leaky 4th August 2013. Do they get testimonial in their 10th tear or on completion of? I understand these are personal affairs often run by a committee, I'm sure Al knows he can rely on people. Get banged in for one!
  2. We have a game in 3 weeks, usually nominating at least 20 players. No word on Johnson ( imo not an option), Gledhill, Kaye, WRONG word on Whiteley. We know Senior will be under the knife this next week, so unless they don't want us to know something or have nothing to tell us then defending 2nd place looks a LONG way off. So, some will say why expect to be defending 2nd place? Others will say how much longer can we cry the poor tale... ok there'll be players who are money driven whether they're good enough to contribute to their new club or not, why don't we have players who see the club's and their own potential knocking on Kev's door? I'm sure neither the board or Linners want to see us outside the top 6 so what's the plan? 20 players won't keep us up there. I know plenty of you will be saying 'why does the board have to tell you everything'? I'd answer that the season is long dead, who wants folk to think of us as a flash in the pan, interlopers? Who wants to lose the momentum? We lost 2 of the best, the best 2 imo, whether full or part-time players in Div 1, we have an ageing squad yet expect them to keep us in the limelight whilst every other club in our division is investing massively. It clearly can't be the club's intention to drop from a season ending runner's-up spot to oblivion? (Can it???). 2 new players I'm afraid isn't going to maintain our position. There, I've said. Ready to argue the point.....
  3. Strange don't you think how a winger of his physique barely saw the ball out to the right when fit and playing yet on injury in steps another bloke who gets nearly 20 tries? This is a BAD loss.
  4. That is sad and not forward looking in my view, great favourite of mine. So only Johnson currently left (as yet) experienced (yet ageing with JC) wing cover as no sign of Milthorpe. Ageing squad to say the least.
  5. Indigogo; Keenan's problem with being a 'utility' player is that he never got a regular game with us at Batley when he first showed. Always a bench man as a filler in, always 3rd choice 2nd row, damaging in the centre(where Lingard gave him the 4 shirt inntgevtrucated season to try and settle him) from a short distance as he's a powerful lad but after 25 yards his pace dies. Also filled in on the wing a few times as Rams fans will remember from his acrobatic try at Bash. If he's to go well for Cougars he'll need to be toughened up and given a run and good game time in the 2nd row. Also, and I think Rams fans would agree, he can go missing in action in patches. That said I did like the lad and his keenness. They say that certain players are a fit for certain clubs, we've had a few, this might be his.
  6. But why wouldn't anything of good cheer be announced?
  7. Concerning that re-signings have come to a stop. Whiteley, Johnson, Gledhill, Kaye....we brought in 1 young forward. Our pack can't churn it out time after time after time. Must have been some World Cup players, if not out and out stars, who we could have given a leg up to.
  8. Man down for a while early season. George Senior having shoulder op early December, hope on that premise we don't lose a centre in the friendlies. I know Dale can play centre but so far we don't have a 3rd winger either .....
  9. BISSA have posted as such today BSJ. The actual club doesn't seem to know...
  10. DD am in for the Forum shirt again BTW, info as and when u have it.
  11. To me, with so many reaching 30 the 'sensible' way of spending any bonus should have been on youth who we should tie down to 2 year contracts to allow for a season's loan out to be ready for their 2nd seadon here. However, last season we had Collinson,Carr, Milthorpe, Burton and what happened? Collinson is now lost to us in his 2nd year and if he does well at Rams might not fancy coming back so is a loss to us. Hall WOULD have been ideal now, in my opinion, unshared as it maybe.
  12. Doubt it'll be a lot down in the ice bowl BSJ! I was perished at Widnes last pre'season and Kingstone Park but I reckon South Leeds in January will beat both. BTW both clubs quiet over Boxing Day...
  13. Exactly what I said 2 months ago DF!
  14. BFA, done all that, yes to BISSA and the purchasing, daughter and son-in-law (Battler) doing 3 Peaks, player sponsor, but they're missing out on the fan's desire to put in. The club could run their own version of BISSA monthly donations, would you, even in the current financial climate, miss a 4er each month? I say whilst fans are willing the club should be taking the opportunity. We want the club to stay up aloft which means being in the serious market place and fans WILL do all they can. Still time to put another draw on for Christmas. ..
  15. It was only on FB yesterday about Millar so unless Batley Bob's a director at Odsal and in the know....
  16. Where's next for the club to go in fundraising? Massive trumpeting of a couple of Lifeline Draws, nothing since. Prime time now for Grand Christmas Draw, could have been up n running since Queen night with a massive prize drawn on Boxing Day, could have been a joint deal with Rams benefitting both clubs. I made several suggestions about 6 weeks ago on another thread and we've gone nowhere with anything. Then we wonder why we can't draw bigger names when fans are crying out to contribute.
  17. This ISN'T a criticism....could apply to any club, signing most of your last season's squad isn't a guarantee that they'll be as good or get better with another year of age on them. Refreshing the squad is a way of ensuring improvement as those players have to become new fans' favourites and future club legends. Re my comment on Millar...not meant to insinuate that we need to sign him, would rather see the other name mentioned re-signed but who knows what's in Linners' mind. Hasn't got it wrong so far.
  18. Whiteley definitely but Ryan Millar has left Bulls, being offered around the Championship... We currently have only 20 players signed think on and it's Boxing Day 4 weeks on Monday.
  19. Ben Kaye if only for his spirit about the place. Young Burton couldn't learn from better than him and Leaky.
  20. Are they available to post out. Someone Personal message me with who and how to pay (Inc postage). Thanks
  21. phildog


    I think I'm right in saying this will be Al's 10 and Testimonial season. Anyone, maybe his sponsor, have any news as to whether he or the club have applied to the RFL?
  22. Assume it's signing not a loan, there hasn't been much advertised about him....
  23. Thought he got a quick injury when he came on in that match?
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