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Sun 2nd Oct: ChGF: Leigh Centurions v Batley Bulldogs KO 6.30pm (Premier Sports)


Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Leigh Centurions by 13 points or more
      63
    • Leigh Centurions by 7 to 12 points
      1
    • Leigh Centurions by 1 to 6 points
      0
    • Batley Bulldogs by 1 to 6 points
      12
    • Batley Bulldogs by 7 to 12 points
      0
    • Batley Bulldogs by 13 points or more
      7

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Yeah if you are grading Leigh its an academy and well thats it. Stadium actually looks good with 6-7 k in it and sky or Channel 4 know that game vs Wigan and Saints will be nigh on sell outs looking great on telly. 

Its just they are capped at 6-7k when what the sport needs is another club who can average over 8k in a decent sized market and spend the cap. 

I am looking forward to watching how Leigh go next year and applying pressure to that bottom half. 

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2 minutes ago, Jill Halfpenny fan said:

If I was a Leigh fan I'd be made up with how we've pi££ed off so many people tonight. Love all this "what do they bring to Superleague" rubbish. Jesus, they'll bring as much or little as half the current inhabitants. Well done Leythers, enjoy tonight.

Thanks Jill, but you know as being Widnes fans when you are not the flavour of the month nothing will change those mindsets, when you look at the posters who make these statements it is not the ones who's clubs could be threatened by the newbies it is the fans of all SL 10 bob millionaire clubs supporter's who do all the moaning.

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8 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

Yeah if you are grading Leigh its an academy and well thats it. Stadium actually looks good with 6-7 k in it and sky or Channel 4 know that game vs Wigan and Saints will be nigh on sell outs looking great on telly. 

Its just they are capped at 6-7k when what the sport needs is another club who can average over 8k in a decent sized market and spend the cap. 

I am looking forward to watching how Leigh go next year and applying pressure to that bottom half. 

Wrong Salop, Saints were by far the best away support with about  2.5K at the LSV in '17 (covid hit '21 doesn't count) Wigan struggled to bring a thousand as did our other near neighbour Warrington, the thing is we beat all three of those teams that season.

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Massive well done to the Bulldogs fans that made the game tonight , never stopped supporting their team , brilliant support , I had a brief chat with Kevin pre match , he remembered me from our RFL and NL council meetings , he's looking better than me , top club , top fans , top team and a top chairman 

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21 minutes ago, Harry Stottle said:

Wrong Salop, Saints were by far the best away support with about  2.5K at the LSV in '17 (covid hit '21 doesn't count) Wigan struggled to bring a thousand as did our other near neighbour Warrington, the thing is we beat all three of those teams that season.

Well that was the first away game of season for Saints. And when pies played you at their place got 15000 in so not just thinking about games at your place.

15k at pies is a banker to be on TV as it is when you play pies at yours. Sad that Wakey are only getting sorted now because Sky would be effectively gaining 13 games with them and 7or8 with you if Wakey stadium was up to scratch before start of season. 

Yep 2021 doesn’t count. IMG thing could actually be pretty galvanizing for Leigh if they use it to show you get great crowds in a modern and tv friendly stadium. 

 

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A performance fitting of the whole season - a visiting side who never gave up and were deserving of their applause from all sides of the ground, but ultimately just far too much class from Leigh in the end. Only missed three games all season (two of them in the Challenge Cup) and it’s been an absolute pleasure

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5 minutes ago, Leyther_Matt said:

A performance fitting of the whole season - a visiting side who never gave up and were deserving of their applause from all sides of the ground, but ultimately just far too much class from Leigh in the end. Only missed three games all season (two of them in the Challenge Cup) and it’s been an absolute pleasure

I have been very impressed how Leigh fans here have been very eager to give credit to Batley.

It shows real appreciation of the game, especially when it is your moment of triumph.

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Niels said:

I have been very impressed how Leigh fans here have been very eager to give credit to Batley.

It shows real appreciation of the game, especially when it is your moment of triumph.

I don’t think it registered on here at the time, but in the 2017 £1m Game, Catalans were actually applauded back in to position after scoring the game clinching try. I know we have our critics, but I like to think we’re generally a fairly sporting lot. Similarly the York team got a standing ovation after conceding 100 a few weeks back. York didn’t even play that badly, they just faced an absolute freak of a performance that had more or less been on the cards for most of the season and certainly wasn’t for a lack of effort. At the end of the day, any player stepping foot on to a RL field has my utmost respect, but there’s certainly a lot to be said for appreciation of the efforts of all concerned or good passages of play regardless of whether it’s for your team or against. 

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Levels.

Professionals against amateurs and it showed. Leigh scored some very nice tries - it looked like an exhibition at times. That first try though... schoolboy stuff from the fullback on the first tackle. 

 

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First 20 minutes was a great contest, then Leigh took it to the next level. Hooley had some great defense in that opening half. Lachlan showed some real class and he's for sure going to be a handful for Super League sides next season! Bring it on! 

 

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Really enjoyed our trip to Leigh last night, great atmosphere and a valiant effort from the dogs. Leigh have a super team all across the park and I wish them well in SL next season

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Touch Rugby W(h)inger and part-time Super Hero (Thursday mornings by appointment) :superman:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATLEY BULLDOGS RLFC :bb:

 

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Watched the game today.  Well done to Leigh as they deserved the win and they have been the stand out team all season.  But admiration to Batley for their stoic resistance and giving their all.  That is all fans of any club ask for.

To the Leigh followers out there which of the overseas players are being released?  Good to hear that Ipape is signed on for next year as I have enjoyed watching him and think he could have a big impact next year for the club.

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15 minutes ago, Adelaide Tiger said:

Watched the game today.  Well done to Leigh as they deserved the win and they have been the stand out team all season.  But admiration to Batley for their stoic resistance and giving their all.  That is all fans of any club ask for.

To the Leigh followers out there which of the overseas players are being released?  Good to hear that Ipape is signed on for next year as I have enjoyed watching him and think he could have a big impact next year for the club.

I don’t think a huge amount has been said tbh other than being reported that Inu and Ioane are off to Keighley, so that’s two non quota players shifted at least. Will certainly be a balancing act in that sense. 

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Congratulations to Leigh & the fans, I hope this time they can keep up there. Batley and their fans deserve all the positive comments being made.

I ended up listening to the radio but all my family and friends were there. It sounded amazing. Only my daughter isn’t at the buying a ST stage, but the rest of them are fully committed. 

 

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32 minutes ago, Adelaide Tiger said:

Watched the game today.  Well done to Leigh as they deserved the win and they have been the stand out team all season.  But admiration to Batley for their stoic resistance and giving their all.  That is all fans of any club ask for.

To the Leigh followers out there which of the overseas players are being released?  Good to hear that Ipape is signed on for next year as I have enjoyed watching him and think he could have a big impact next year for the club.

Hitchcox and Hingano gone also, Stone apparently going to Melbourne Storm.

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On 01/10/2022 at 15:03, ShropshireBull said:

Its always better to think of London by boroughs tbh. So Merton is 200k or so. The only way London works is by getting locked in and 5k would be achievable with a generous season ticket offer.

but noone is probably traveling from Enfield to Wimbledon for RL.

I'm traveling further than enfield!...and i know some come further 2 guys come from the midlands!!!

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1 hour ago, Harry Stottle said:

Hitchcox and Hingano gone also, Stone apparently going to Melbourne Storm.

Yep. A lot being made of the overseas quota, but Stone, Hingano, Ioane, Hitchcox, and if rumours of him wanting to go home are true, Aetkins, would’ve left anyway. Might reduce the pool of available players to replace them with, but then actually leaving has nothing to do with the fact they count on the quota. 

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12 hours ago, sweaty craiq said:

Only guarantee is that it puts a lot more in the pot than the demoted club

How so?

Leigh actually take more out of the pot than the demoted club, unless they also pay for every club's away travel

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9 hours ago, Leyther_Matt said:

A performance fitting of the whole season - a visiting side who never gave up and were deserving of their applause from all sides of the ground, but ultimately just far too much class from Leigh in the end. Only missed three games all season (two of them in the Challenge Cup) and it’s been an absolute pleasure

Haven’t known a dominant season like it. A lot is made of the money spent, but probably not spent a great deal more than in 2016, or even 2018 (paying Kyle Lovett a fortune to play most of his games for Workington summed that season up), and Toronto’s spend in the Championship would have been comparable as well. 

I think since the early defeat to Fev, we’ve only fallen behind in a league game once, and nobody has got close to us since that Barrow game at the start of June. Previous full time Leigh teams would’ve got frustrated with how well Batley were defending in that first 20 minutes, but they just kept doing and ground them down 

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The top clubs in SL tend to have a core of 'one club men' or players developed or have been at the club for a while that set the culture with overseas players supporting this.

Who would be the home core of the leigh team next year and what will their primary objectives be?

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11 hours ago, Harry Stottle said:

I walked along the side that the Batley fans were coming out of and congratulated as many as I could on both their and the teams efforts, I will really miss going to visit Batley next season, one of the iconic Rugby League grounds.

Don't worry, you'll get to visit again in 2024 😉

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