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#3068677 Leigh 11 Roughyeds 10

Posted by SINGE on 08 February 2015 - 04:54 PM

Excellent scoreline, Leigh Reserves or not.

Att 1,021

#3010526 Friday deadline!

Posted by SINGE on 09 October 2014 - 01:48 PM

There seems to be numerous posts about Latics being "given" money by OMBC, or "Bank of Mum and Dad".

This was not the case.

OAFC, well, the three owners at the time, bought the land (partly from OMBC themselves) on the proviso that it could be redeveloped, not just the stadium.

They gave assurances it could be redeveloped.

It turned out that that OMBC had not done their due diligence and covenants prevented development.

Therefore, in order to avoid a [more] costly legal case, OMBC paid for the stand redevelopment and the money that Latics had already paid OMBC.

So apart form the ost of duff advice, there was less cost to Oldham taxpayers.

None of which is linked to OMBC shafting Roughyeds seemingly twice. (‘Sheddings and Whitebank it seems.) Though the due diligence by Mr H in the case of Whitebank raises questions. That may be answered, we do not know.

So this anti Latics sentiment, to me had no basis, just an easy thinkl to do.

Personally, Latics and Roughyeds at Boundary Park, with Roughyeds having their own stand and a reasonable deal for extras seems would be excellent.

Also re catering, as that is my knowledge, the deal means that the catering co absorbs initial profits, but also losses, and excess profits are shared. So it has to be busy for Latics to make money on catering, and something Roughyeds are unlikely to be able to exceed for some time.

With regards to programme revenue etc we do not know, but one would hope that would be all Roughyeds and the rental costs were toward the stadium.

And we do not know the relationship between Corney and Hamilton, but there are far too many stories of bridges burnt to not have any substance.



I have no axe to grind with Mr H, and want him to succeeed as a reward for his hard work. But I would also like him to let others help. I know plenty of that type of charachter and they cannot let go and give the impression that only they know best.

#3007734 Friday deadline!

Posted by SINGE on 05 October 2014 - 10:29 AM


Oldham already have 2 rents / landlords oldham council and company who own bottom third of ground

Oldham council have invested a lot money into Whitebank and I sure they have oldham rugby tied into a long lease which will also tie in to a lease with owners of the bottom third of pitch

So people who complain that old council owe oldham rugby need to wake up and see that the council have invested a lot of money into oldham rugby over the last 10 years

Got to question why oldham rugby can't just go and play at boundary park is it cos they owe money to the landlord

All questions point back to one person who is taking a massive wage out of funds issued from the RFL

Isn't it time the RFL looked at the issue of paying for CEO's, and the value that brings. There seems to be no accountability.

#2994530 Hunslet away fri night

Posted by SINGE on 13 September 2014 - 09:24 AM

What an epic win. Counts for nothing till we win in the final, as we all only too well, but a few ghosts buried and proved what can be achieved.

#2971516 Roughyeds 38-28 Skolars

Posted by SINGE on 04 August 2014 - 09:06 PM


A man puts in opinions on here ,his honest opinions and he is the reason why people no longer post on here.
WRONG! This forum is now a little private members club and should the usual end of season outcome happen It will
become smaller as will the average attendances.If you are happy with that fine.I will not be happy till this team are top of 
the superleauge and regulars at wembley and full of internationals.

 I am generally a positive chap, but you will have a miserable life!! That won't happen in my lifetime I'll wager. Not to say I don't want it to happen, but my expectations are so low that sharks feed on them,

#2970680 Roughyeds 38-28 Skolars

Posted by SINGE on 03 August 2014 - 08:26 PM

Whilst we would love to put a goof 50 past every team and help the PD, that's two games on the trot we have grapsed victory from trouble at the last few mins of the game. That is a good trait to have. The heavy defeats may indicate that it might be another season as brides maid. BUT, it is all about peaking at the Grand Final, as we know only too well. A bit of luck, maybe an inpsired loanee, it could just turn to us for once. Never give up hope.

#2966512 v Hunslet

Posted by SINGE on 27 July 2014 - 04:09 PM


Josh Crawey 78th min try


From doom, despair and despondency to utter delight.

#2892852 South Wales v Oldham

Posted by SINGE on 04 March 2014 - 02:49 PM

Roughyeds have been awarded the win.

Credit to South Wales, and to Mike for supporting the decision. Tremendous sporting decision, especially as the opportunity for the extra point meant plenty to play for, if not the result.

(And to JohnnyG for the scooop)


#2883095 Roughyeds fans trust

Posted by SINGE on 18 February 2014 - 03:43 PM

I'd appreciate the option of various levels. For example, living where I live, the season ticket if not an option, but would possibly contribute for reduced options. Say Bronze, Silver, Gold membership.