I'm surprised no one else has commented so far on this. Last Sunday, a tannoy announcement was made, presumably on instructions from CH, that no passouts are available at Whitebank and, if you wish to go out of the ground, you'll have to pay to get back in! I assume this is primarily aimed at smokers, who may wish to go out at half time for a cigarette, cigar or a pipe smoke. I believe that all the night clubs in Oldham have a pass out scheme, as does the Oldham Beer Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, as did Leigh Sports Village for last year's Grand Finals.
Whatever your views on smoking , and Hamilton's personal views, which I don't know, he's supposed to be running a business. If ever a stay away fan, who happens to smoke, needs a pretext for not attending Whitebank, being forced to go without a smoke for over two hours is pretty compelling. Thanks Hamilton. You've probably ensured not only a few more fans lost but reduced the chances of some ever coming back. And still some people think this guy being in charge is the best way forward for the club. Give me strength, but I don't suppose I should be surprised at anything that comes from this man.
And, just to show that it's not all negative, a good result and a good display on Sunday, especially on defence.