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#1 thecrab

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:37 AM

12 years, 296 appearances and 113 tries.

Very few players in the modern day RL are loyal to one club.

Been with us through thick and thin (and most of it pretty thin).

A true Roughyed legend.

Cracking player and a really nice fella.

All the best for your retirement Rats.



#2 Zuehb Zaki

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:57 AM

Didn't Neil play for Batley? If so hardly a one club man. If not a truly Oldham legend. I may be incorrect as the player I was thinking of went on holiday during the season leaving our team in the lurch which doesn't match the player you describe.


       

                   گر اور ہمیشہ کے لئے ہو جائے گا سے زیادہ طاقتور

 


#3 higgy

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:08 AM

12 years, 296 appearances and 113 tries.

Very few players in the modern day RL are loyal to one club.

Been with us through thick and thin (and most of it pretty thin).

A true Roughyed legend.

Cracking player and a really nice fella.

All the best for your retirement Rats.

Well said.isn't he in his benefit year this time?



#4 Ex-scrumhalf

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:41 PM

Indeed Neil is a true legend of the club and I wish him well in his retirement. I hope that someone can find him some other involvement with the club. It wouldn't be the same without Neil on the staff.

One other thing, I sincerely hope that both the club and the fans will do something to publicly thank him for his loyalty and great service to the cause. It would be nice to see some sort of presentation.



#5 donquixote

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 03:55 PM

Neil Roden is one of the best players to have represented ORLFC since 1997. A fine playmaker and ,unusually for a halfback, a superb defender. When younger had a deceptive turn of pace and always had an eye for a try scoring opportunity. Was a vital cog in the early days of the new club and came back from his spell with Batley to provide much needed knowhow through to the present day.  I, for one, want to thank him for his service and hope he continues to play a role in the future.

 

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES NEIL!



#6 D1041

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:24 PM

When he was at his peak if he performed Oldham performed.If the opposition had the ability and tactics to stop Neil orchestrating the Oldham team did not turn up. A A very vital cog for the Oldham set up in the last 7 years.



#7 OutOfTownRoughyed

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:21 PM

The word legend is banded about to much these days but its a fitting description for rats an absolute club legend and he turned down offers greater than ours season before last to stay with the club he loves, enjoy retirement neil been a pleasure watching you and hopefully club Will honour his service at presentation night next Saturday

#8 distantdog

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:52 PM

Didn't Neil play for Batley? If so hardly a one club man. If not a truly Oldham legend. I may be incorrect as the player I was thinking of went on holiday during the season leaving our team in the lurch which doesn't match the player you describe.

 

Do you think that maybe you have unrealistic expectations of players? For Oldham supporters the man is clearly a great clubman and someone who they are very proud of, despite your negative post.



#9 Zuehb Zaki

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:46 PM

Do you think that maybe you have unrealistic expectations of players? For Oldham supporters the man is clearly a great clubman and someone who they are very proud of, despite your negative post.

My post was in no way negative. You may do better watching your neighbours as they too can not face facts. If you think it is appropriate to act as the person who was at Batley did then fine. Please put me on ignore.


       

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#10 OutOfTownRoughyed

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:53 PM

Yes rats was at batley but so what if he had a holiday during the season? These players work their tails off and all have jobs, so they deserve a break and no doubt it would have been pre booked before he signed and personally i dont care what happened at batley we love roden at Oldham and thats what this thread is about!!

#11 HARRYRUBY

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:36 PM

I think Neil  Roden should be granted a Testimonial by the Rugby League. It would allow all the previous players to meet up again and give him a well deserved thank you by the fans.


Edited by HARRYRUBY, 13 October 2013 - 07:37 PM.


#12 distantdog

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:07 PM

My post was in no way negative. You may do better watching your neighbours as they too can not face facts. If you think it is appropriate to act as the person who was at Batley did then fine. Please put me on ignore.

 

Who are you to decide whether he is an Oldham legend? The Oldham supporters should surely decide that. I also disagree, your post was negative as you disagreed with everything they said. If that's not negative then what else is. As for putting you on ignore, is that your answer when you come up against someone who disagrees with you? If that's the case you would end up seeing hardly any posts on here!!

 

Finally, could I ask you what you meant by 'You may do better watching your neighbours' as I did not understand this statement.



#13 tub

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:10 PM

Yes , been a great player for the club and one of the foundations of Oldham RLFC over the past 12 years.

 

His place in the club's history is assured

 

Fordy's successor at 7, he was in his peak during during his first stint with the club, in particular I remember a night game at Gigg Lane in Bury, when he showed all his skills and pace to single handedly destroy a good Swinton side.

 

Good luck Rats !



#14 chiefgeneral

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:47 PM

Imagine this for a testimonial.

 

Current Oldham side vs Oldham of 2001 (Grand Final side)

 

Imagine seeing Gibbons twins, Rich, Norton, Mannion, Sibson, Hayes and the others in action again. Rats could play a half for each side



#15 grumpyoldram

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:17 PM

Who are you to decide whether he is an Oldham legend? The Oldham supporters should surely decide that. I also disagree, your post was negative as you disagreed with everything they said. If that's not negative then what else is. As for putting you on ignore, is that your answer when you come up against someone who disagrees with you? If that's the case you would end up seeing hardly any posts on here!!

 

Finally, could I ask you what you meant by 'You may do better watching your neighbours' as I did not understand this statement.

 

Think "ostrich" distantdog - that should make the ID of mr zaki clear to you  ,,,  "I'm a troll ol de ol" ;)






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