This used to be a really lively place for a debate with lots of banter that went on for days on end. If there is no game on any weekend the forum goes dead now. Why?
Is it because some people have lost all hope? Is it because, as one contributor said, it has become something of a private members club where if you don't agree with those "members" you get slagged off?
I honestly don't know the answer but come on let's get this forum back where it used to be.
Just as a starter I'll ask one question. Some may see it as a bit simplistic but if it gets a debate going am I bothered what anyone thinks?
Following a round of golf last Friday my playing partner asked me this question and it sparked off a lively chat for a while among several members in the clubhouse. However we couldn't agree on the answer so here is the question for all you fans, by which I mean those who go regularly and those who follow the forum and the clubs fortunes by other means.
Up until recently whenever Oldham played Rochdale it was mostly felt, in Oldham at least, that Oldham were far and away the better side and were expected to win. Last year Rochdale got promoted despite finishing nine points behind us in the league, a clear case that end of season play offs are a bit unfair, but if Oldham were to play Rochdale next week, Rochdale having played a season in the division above, would they now give us a good hiding? Have they learned something do you think?
If the answer to the question is yes then most likely we will be up against it again next year because I have my doubts about us getting promoted this time round with York and Hunslet the two favourites and Gateshead and a couple others being something of a banana skin.
Well there should be enough there to get someone punching the keyboard.
Answers on this forum please not on a postcard.