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In Topic: The Draw

05 December 2014 - 07:04 PM

A bit of regionalisation would have done wonders for the draw. Only localish game is Keighley V East Leeds

In Topic: Great news!

22 October 2014 - 12:24 PM

Brett Robinson  RELEASED

Paddy Mooney RELEASED

Ben Wood        RELEASED

Mark Hobson    RELEASED


Dale Bloomfield & Danny Whitmore have chosen to  leave. 


Some losses there.

In Topic: Rugby Oldham Supporters Trust

18 October 2014 - 09:52 AM


I would suggest that a part time chairperson / chief executive role would have to be paid or at least expenses covered by the trust. Any trust is going to need a variety of roles, Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer,  Marketing Officer, Supporters Liaison Officer, plus other posts, the majority would have to be voluntarily, but any trust would have to pay a ground person and match day staff including bar staff, plus utilities expenses, VAT etc.     
The figures need clear examination because if we only managed to attract 500 shareholders each paying £20 per month that only brings in £12, 500 per annum, Central funding and sponsorship only covers players, coaches, medical staff wages. plus if 500 people purchase shares and the trust agrees to give each share holder a season ticket, you lose that season ticket revenue.

The figures also don't include reducing the clubs debt but if 500 people invested £500, that would give the trust £250000 plus the Gold investors who are permitted to invest a limitless amount. in essence the trust would be running a business that is reliant on the following income streams , A) RFL central Funding, B) Sponsorship both private (Player sponsorship) and Corporate, C) Season Ticket Seasons, D) Trust monthly income, E) Math Day income. The clubs expenses are continually both on and off season.
To move for forward, if it important we turn words into action.

I agree with much of what you say, but surely, if CH can get paid as Chairman by the RFL, then New Chairman could too?

One thing that puzzles me, why would CH need a job at Leigh Village if he was on a mega £60k salary. Could it be that the salary is proportionate by the RFL? They are surely no going to pay a blanket rate.
Maybe CH invests a substantial amount back?

In Topic: Great news!

17 October 2014 - 07:52 PM

Interesting coments about what was the final influence in him signing: “It helped that I knew ‘Spanner’, but I made up my mind about Oldham when the chairman (Chris Hamilton) drove over to Halifax, where I am living at the moment, and met me to tell me all about the club. “He outlined objectives and ambitions and explained what a good record they have in producing and developing young players. “I could have gone for more money elsewhere, but I was impressed by what the Oldham chairman said and I’m sure Whitebank is the right place for me at this stage of my career.” http://www.roughyeds...ham/#more-11925

In Topic: Rugby Oldham Supporters Trust

15 October 2014 - 08:11 PM


From memory the RO aims didn't include running the rugby club (or one of the reasons) so not to antagonise CH and the board, so to enter negotiations as an ally not a group waiting to stage a coup.
CH (again from memory) was worried that RO was just another front to oust him. 
I think RO have bent over backwards to try and prove they are for the good of the game, not a disruptive pressure group.

Although all that bending over backwards had not proved to CH one bit.