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#1 Eagleraider

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:05 AM

OLDHAM v SHEFFIELD EAGLES
Oldham coach Tony Benson has doubts over Neil Roden, Dave Ellison, Lucas Onyango and Wayne Kerr ahead of Sunday’s Northern Rail Cup fixture with Sheffield.**

Benson is keeping his fingers crossed that they will be passed fit but they will be monitored during the week before any firm decision is made. Oldham lost 28-14 at Hunslet last week. Benson said: “To play so badly and still be in touch for 70 minutes of the game shows that there is something there and that it isn’t all doom and gloom.”

Former Salford, Hull and Warrington winger Richie Barnett could make his Sheffield debut on Monday ( **8pm kick off). The 28-year-old winger joined the Eagles last week after completing a two-year drugs ban but coach Mark Aston could be ready to throw him into the action at Oldham. Sheffield travel to Lancashire fresh from their midweek triumph over Cup favourites Halifax. Victory against the Roughyeds would guarantee Mark Aston’s side a place in the quarter finals.

Note: ** Which day ?

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:01 PM

QUOTE (Eagleraider @ Feb 21 2010, 11:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OLDHAM v SHEFFIELD EAGLES
Oldham coach Tony Benson has doubts over Neil Roden, Dave Ellison, Lucas Onyango and Wayne Kerr ahead of Sunday’s Northern Rail Cup fixture with Sheffield.**

Benson is keeping his fingers crossed that they will be passed fit but they will be monitored during the week before any firm decision is made. Oldham lost 28-14 at Hunslet last week. Benson said: “To play so badly and still be in touch for 70 minutes of the game shows that there is something there and that it isn’t all doom and gloom.”

Former Salford, Hull and Warrington winger Richie Barnett could make his Sheffield debut on Monday ( **8pm kick off). The 28-year-old winger joined the Eagles last week after completing a two-year drugs ban but coach Mark Aston could be ready to throw him into the action at Oldham. Sheffield travel to Lancashire fresh from their midweek triumph over Cup favourites Halifax. Victory against the Roughyeds would guarantee Mark Aston’s side a place in the quarter finals.

Note: ** Which day ?

Monday?

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:14 PM

and far from the Eagles knowing what everybody else has done they will be one of the few sides to have completed their fixtures if the match does go ahead on monday night

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:49 PM

mustn't hold our breath then ohmy.gif

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:53 PM

The pitch at Sedgley Park had been fully covered by 5-30 tonight (Sunday) and the terraces are clear of snow as we had a thaw this afternoon too.

Its looking ok for your game against Oldham tomorrow but i suggest you keep an eye on the Oldham website or forum.

Will be coming to watch tomorrow if it goes ahead. Safe journey everyone


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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:08 PM

Cheers Riggy.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:41 PM

Just got back, exceptionally quick write up cos I'm knackered laugh.gif

To be honest I thought we were poor tonight, really poor. How the defence can go from as solid as it was against Halifax to as bad as it was tonight is baffling. Yes we had a largely second string side out, but we still didn't perform to our potential, particularly in defence. The two Irish lads especially were found wanting in defence, and 3 of their 4 tries came down our right hand side. Honourable mentions to Ashley Thackeray and Alex Rowe, the only two to come out with any real credit in my opinion, maybe along with Sam Barlow, especially Ash, even if Jonny is fit for the next game Ash deserves to keep his place at full back. Menzie and Richie Barnett never really got into the game.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:50 PM

QUOTE (E.S.O @ Feb 22 2010, 11:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just got back, exceptionally quick write up cos I'm knackered laugh.gif

To be honest I thought we were poor tonight, really poor. How the defence can go from as solid as it was against Halifax to as bad as it was tonight is baffling. Yes we had a largely second string side out, but we still didn't perform to our potential, particularly in defence. The two Irish lads especially were found wanting in defence, and 3 of their 4 tries came down our right hand side. Honourable mentions to Ashley Thackeray and Alex Rowe, the only two to come out with any real credit in my opinion, maybe along with Sam Barlow, especially Ash, even if Jonny is fit for the next game Ash deserves to keep his place at full back. Menzie and Richie Barnett never really got into the game.


"Menzie and Richie Barnett never really got into the game." They had Match Time and a lot of our Key Players were rested......A great Outcome......
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:16 AM

Here here. It is following Mark's policy with the large squad. Menzie has just arrive, so has Barnett and all players need to get competition time.

Eagles WON. That is the result we wanted. Played 4... Won 3 and drawn 1 is not a bad start .... or is it?

Compare it to previous seasons.


Well done lads. Should have a good strong squad for Halifax.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:27 AM

I agree with ESO on the whole, not the best performance by any stretch but it's in the win column and thats the big thing. We were our own worst enemies by trying to be too clever with the ball in hand. I hope no one shows Tubby the stats as he'll probably have a coronary. Credit to Oldham who never took a backward step and fully expoited our errors.

Now if you will excuse me peeps, before bed im going to get my old science book out and check just where on the anatomy the shoulder really is....,,
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:36 AM

You've not been Cold Shouldered again....I understand Deep Heat could help you out but wash your hands before you go to the toilet or you may have a rosy glow!!!!
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:13 AM

QUOTE (Basil Exposition @ Feb 23 2010, 12:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now if you will excuse me peeps, before bed im going to get my old science book out and check just where on the anatomy the shoulder really is....,,

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I didn't say anywhere it wasn't a good result, a win's a win, but anyone who thinks the performance was up to scratch is deluded, ball handling and defence was woeful. How many knock ons? How many missed tackles? Oldham deserved a draw imo, but we're not complaining.

The feeling has just returned to my feet. Oh, and Hicks was a joke again, equally incompetent for both sides.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE (Eagletarian @ Feb 23 2010, 12:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You've not been Cold Shouldered again....I understand Deep Heat could help you out but wash your hands before you go to the toilet or you may have a rosy glow!!!!


Lets just say some of the natives opinions on what is not a high tackle was certainly, ermmm, interesting.

Despite that us good houmoured eagles fans had some interesting craic with the natives. The comment of "How can you afford these players? You havent even got your own ground!" from an Oldham fan was probably the winner.

Credit must go to all the hardy eagles travellers who went for turning up in tempratures similar to those experienced by Michael Palin at the end of Pole to Pole.

Cold Shoulder, me? Nahhhhh. Cold everything else, Yes.
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 01:46 PM

QUOTE (Basil Exposition @ Feb 23 2010, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lets just say some of the natives opinions on what is not a high tackle was certainly, ermmm, interesting.

Despite that us good houmoured eagles fans had some interesting craic with the natives. The comment of "How can you afford these players? You havent even got your own ground!" from an Oldham fan was probably the winner.

Credit must go to all the hardy eagles travellers who went for turning up in tempratures similar to those experienced by Michael Palin at the end of Pole to Pole.

Cold Shoulder, me? Nahhhhh. Cold everything else, Yes.

Especially those who managed to bag themselves a prawn sandwich ticket, eh Basil? wink.gif

The majority of the Oldham fans were good humoured and had a laugh, but there were some muppets. The fella who came out with, "You haven't even got your own ground" even his own fans couldn't believe the irony! And his missus (I assume) was the one who hadn't quite grasped the human anatomy yet, and thought your shoulder rested on your eyebrows.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:40 PM

After recovering from double pneumonia, being at the game last night with an already horrendous cold, I thought, ultimately, that the game actually benefitted from Tubby's tactics of fielding an "experimental" side. We could've put out a full strength side and won 60-0 or summat stupid, but I enjoyed the competitiveness of last night's game. Although I have to say, I wasn't feeling like that at 8-12 last night!!!!!!!!!!
I thought Oldham's halfbacks and hooker were excellent and ran us ragged in the eary stages and, Oldham's intensity visibly slowed when the no6 went off injured. Menzie and Richie Barnett were quiet, but neither had played for a while, and I'm still not convinced by Dane McDonald at halfback. The good thing for me was that they were pretty much a scratch side, and were put under a lot of pressure, but generally coped, and won the game. That bodes well for the future, I think. cool.gif cool.gif cool.gif