I was an enthusiastic supporter throughout my teenage years in the 1970s,before relocating and establishing career and family elsewhere,but have always looked for Oldham in the results section of news media. So,the decline isn't a huge surprise,as it's been persistent for many years.
It was only a few weeks ago that I read about Oxford,Hemel and Gloucester joining the RL....I remember Hemel when Bob Brown started them in the early 1980s....I was involved in the Southern ARL at the time with Peckham...and was amazed to read Oxford had a club in the same league as Oldham.
Fast forward to today,and I saw the scoreline on the BBC website. Oldham beaten at home,by Oxford. Truly shocking. An all time low?
Fantastic news for Oxford,and developing RL outside the traditional heartland,but a tragedy for Oldham.
Well,I've got my good memories of Bob Irving,Martin Murphy,Tug Wilson,Kevin Taylor,Frank Foster,Mike Elliot, Mick McCone and many other grafters back in the day. Doubt today's supporters will have the pleasure of looking back with a smile on their face when remembering how it was.
Know where you are coming from. I don't post on forums as a rule, being content to lurk in the background and read all the informed, and not so informed comment.
But l come from the days of watching Ganley, Davies, Stirrup, Noon, Little, Pitchford, and the like. I cannot imagine the pain that fellow long term / and not so long term supporters are feeling at the demise of our once great club. At least l have my memories from the fifties.