Ground and Team Development
Posted 29 March 2011 - 11:32 AM
“This will be just the start of a very long journey,” he added, “but in terms of building our permanent base at Whitebank this puts down an important marker.
As a temporary building, the unit will be covered in planning terms for the next five years.
Nothing can be completed until negotiations regarding land purchase are concluded, but Roughyeds are confident that the land issue will be finalised in the next four weeks.
A step in the right direction I think. I know we all want to see big improvements now with the ground,facilities and more importantly the team but these things take time. The due processes have to be followed regards the ground and so we should accept this as the next step with a cautious welcome. With the club offices on site it will make it easier to manage some of the immenent improvements required.
We've had a tough time with injuries and a hard start to the season, let's get behind the team, encourage the lads, especially the younger one's who will come good as the season progresses. We all want the same thing which is the best team and ground that Roughyeds can afford year on year.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:29 PM
Great we have an office at the club, but no money to do anything else to a ground that ownership is still to be sorted on. He may say four weeks, but is that to get half of it or for Oldham Council to buy Crown Estates out to give full ownership, but we don't have the money to do anything with it anyway.
Grants from RFL were talked about, but to qualify does the club have to put up a percentage? If so will be a long wait, poor team = dwindling revenues = no money to put into ground = vicious circle to oblivion.
Sort the team first, otherwise will be little point having a ground, as there will be no spectators and therefore no club.
In my opinion we are going backwards in major strides as present, so CH enjoy your "huge" step forward. One step for man, one giant pitfall for ORLFC.
Forget made in Oldham, get out there and get some experience otherwise write the season off then write the club off. Spectators are turning away in droves at the moment and unless something is done quick, they are gone forever.
First season in many years I haven't had a season ticket, spoke to four other diehards on Sunday who said they weren't going to bother next year (and that was before the drubbing we got!).
Edited by Roughyeds Return, 29 March 2011 - 06:42 PM.
COME ON OLDHAM!!!! COME ON OLDHAM!!!!!
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