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  1. I'd back that squad for a Top Division Top4 finish in any era ..... That pack would be awesome !!!!
  2. Pinching the theme from earlier 'best of' ........... Which players do you feel were the most disappointing 'big name' signings, either because of poor performances or short-lived Dewsbury careers..... My Top3 would be: Tere Glassie ..............It just didn't happen, did it ?? Sid Domic ........... Half a game ( at Rochdale, I think) and sadly injury put paid to things Nick Fozzard ....... Was it one or two friendlies and then injury saw him call time on his playing days Other notable 'one-offs' : Mick Murphy - Challenge Cup vs Oldham .......... David Fifita -- DR appearance at Rochdale.....had no right to wear the shirt !!!!
  3. I thought there'd be more comments on this ...... For what it's worth, IMO, the team that Jack assembled with Dave Busfield as 'leader' was the best we've had since the '73 squad..... Some of the rugby that team turned out was of the highest calibre. Great club servant in many roles and good to hear the club is planning something in his honour post-lockdown.
  4. I think from Championship level down, we can forget anything further this calendar year ..... The focus, I would suggest, needs to be on safeguarding the clubs' existence.... Plan, when possible, for 2021 and do whatever we can in the meantime to help our clubs survive & undertake that planning .... What is of some comfort is that both Batley and Dewsbury look certain to be around when it does restart .... I bet there's a few SL clubs would gladlys swap places with either of us right now ... Good luck to 'em all
  5. Tommy G .... Impact player on any position Steve Lee .... Competent at full back or either half back position Sam Day .... We've ALWAYS looked better when he's come off the bench If it was 'utility' players rather than subs, then Phil Artis would deffo be in there Keep staying safe all !!
  6. Chris Welch ...... Cracking player !!!! Good shout BSJ
  7. Les Holliday Dave Busfield Bob Haigh .... Again, so many good 'uns to choose from.... Joe Whittington, Damian Ball, Greg Pearce .....
  8. Jeff Grayshon John Bates Alistair Brennan From a host of contenders
  9. I'm struggling to recall Ian Johnson...... I'd put Andy Hobson and Adam Robinson in the same bracket
  10. Good shout with David Briggs.... Believe he had 2 spells with the club and inbetween tasted Cup Final glory with Bramley when they won the non-floodlit Floodlit Trophy Final ..... Tough, no-nonsense grafter
  11. Mick Stephenson.......... head & shoulders above anyone else.........massive work rate, leader, AND an 80 minute player Ray Price .......... not mentioned (yet) by anyone else but I always admired his play & commitment Richard Chapman ...... a more 'modern day' favourite, grafter and hard as nails.... With more than his fair share of tries
  12. Harry Beverley Steve Hankins Trevor Lowe Hard to choose ..... Jim Naylor, Tony Murphy , Keith Mason, all favourites as well .... With a decent coach, Tom Lillycrop could have been another contender .... And Tom Garrett would definitely be up there with more than one season under his belt .... And don't forget Mick Murphy
  13. Newall was the incumbent at scrum half when I first started watching Dewsbury....... as he was a player in 'my' team then he was 'the best' regardless of facts... Remember Budge & Newall as the half-back combo..... Bob Hirst at full back, Willie Walker on the wing, 'Big'Jim Naylor & Trevor 'Tank' Walker at props....Brian Firth, Kevin Osbourne (both of whom once stopped and gave my brother and me a lift up Leeds Road for a game vs Hull - great thrill at the time) .... I think we had a loose forward called Kevin Boocock... I'm drifting away from the thread - sorry......... I'm also sure I remember a Christmas Day game against Batley in the mid-late Sixties....... Moving on ................
  14. Alan Bates ......... Far & away No.1 Top scrum half in the top division with our best-ever team.... International AND GB Tourist Mark Keyworth Barry Eaton Thacks was excellent and made an ordinary team a good team -- but, at Championship level I'm not quite old enough to appreciate how good Alvin Newall was.....
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