Petition to remove Tony Benson and Replace with Matt Calland with Immediate effect !
Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:52 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:58 PM
TB does the job for buttons n im sure theres no way Calland would come for the same money
Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:09 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:07 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:21 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:10 AM
No brainer for me!
Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:54 AM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:44 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:04 PM
I'm done with the club until there are changes.
COME ON OLDHAM!!!! COME ON OLDHAM!!!!!
Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:56 PM
It's know secret that Oldham have 'under performed' this season, and I am sure the players realise it as well. As a player, at no time do they cross that whitewash with the mentality of 'losing' or performing badly', but losing can become a bit of a habit, as past results show. That circle of failure needs to be broken, and whether it's a change of coach, or more simply a change in direction, could be the key to kick start our season. The team are in dire need of a lift, whether on or off the field, what they do not need is constant, inane critism all the time.
One moment this season (and there have been many!) will stick in the memory for me that sums the mentality of the situation up that we are in. When Gillam made his long awaited return at home, bearing in mind his outstanding contribution before his injury - which in fairness was a horrific one. A fan verbally slagged his performance off from the terrace whilst in play and after the game. How constructive is that?
Nobody with any sense would of thought this season would be a stroll in the park, as the likes of Doncaster, Oldham, Workington, Barrow, Whitehaven, Rochdale and the unknown quantity, North Wales all pursuing a top four spot. 7 teams into 4 places doesn't go, three had to give. Competition, its what all the divsions want isn't it? Throw into the mix the major injury problems that have hindered the first team, and subsequently hampered Ashys plans in the reserves, and you have a recipe for a very difficult campaign - a unsettled first team, through mix and match players, and a reserve side not firing on all cylinders to push for places in top team - and for me that's where the problems have stemmed from. Since the first three/four games of thes season, have we fielded our strongest, and consistant side since those games? No. Maybe, just maybe, we have been unlucky so far this season.
To throw a different light on the situation. Who is doing more damage to the club?
The chairman who is trying to keep the ship afloat during a storm, with no lifeboats on standby?
The coach who is trying everythig he can to change things with a limited budget that allows the business to keep going?
Or finally the supporters who refuse to go and support the club and deny the club income?
No doubt, we will have the usual pro RugbyOldham postings on here, but here's the question. What would make them better at running Oldham RLFC than the current regime? Where are their credentials, history? Other than they are a group of 'good' honest' people.
Is the season over for us? I don't feel it is, but every game will become a cup final. 6 points separate us from fourth spot with 8 games left. Win all eight (a massive ask), and deny Haven/Town a bonus point and who knows. Yes, it's mission impossible, but stranger things have happened.
Just one more thing. Oldham RLFC are a proffesional RL club in our town, irrespective of who is coach, or who runs the club. The Bears went under without a whimper of support from the fans, don't let the same happen here. Staying away is the same of hammering the nail into the coffin, either support the club or we could lose it forever. Look at Bradfords situation to see that the game as a whole is struggling, it's not just us. If I was a betting man, Huddersfield will be next. Say what you want about CH, but we have never entered into Adminstration unlike some clubs.
There is always speculation that he is on a huge salary? Where is the proof that he is? He may draw a wage from the club, but should he work full time for nothing??? Would you?
The game is struggling through poor decision making through the RFL and SL, and even if Oldham RLFC had Dickie Branson as CEO, our problems would still remain.
Edited by oldhamer, 26 June 2012 - 03:28 PM.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:06 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:36 PM
But how many of the fans who watched that first game at Rochdale when the club re started are no longer with us.
Unless the club try to attract new fans it will slowly die as people have said.
Look at the fans that go on a regular basis and consider their ages. Many have been around for a long time with more years behind them than in front of them. Rugby league is not attracting the fans like it used to do unless you are in SL or one of the top clubs in the championship who have enough fans to make the clubs viable.
All clubs have to market themeselves to get support from various sources to create a platform on which to build.
Where is our Marketing strategy. You need to go out and find the support and not just expect people to come to you.
The club needs to be more transparent with the people they want to support them
When the supporters ask a question they need an answer.
Players leave and its never reported. Lotteries are set up and stop without any explanation.
Sponsors are forever changing with a lot of good ones suddenly leaving not to be seen again.
Oldham RLFC is a part time professional rugby league team that needs to be marketed and run with more transparancy rather than more of a secret society.
Edited by HARRYRUBY, 26 June 2012 - 05:39 PM.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:17 PM
To ruffyed: 'haters' is a very strong word and inappropriate. You don't have to 'hate' anyone to question their record and judgement.
To CH defenders: I admire your loyalty but just as a Coach can lose the dressing room a Chairman can lose the fans. I would say from postings on here and declining attendances that the fan base is evaporating at a rate of knots.
To all those still interested in pro rugby in Oldham: we lost Watersheddings with barely a whimper so it's right now to keep complaining (not much else to be done unless you have a pot of gold) so everyone knows we are not satisfied with the current situation.
It would be a big help if our local paper had the guts to reflect the discontent instead of being a mouthpiece for the club because the Chronicle is just as culpable by neglect as anyone.
THINGS CAN'T GO ON AS THEY ARE!
Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:47 PM
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