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#3260207 Hello from Kent

Posted by SINGE on 20 January 2016 - 11:29 PM

Just a note, as I am not sure where you are, don't forget the Weald Warriors too. Shame they are named after the pie heads rather than Roughness.

Great book Craig Halsted, some of you may not realise he is the son of the legendary Roger Halsted. The erstwhile reporter on all things Roughyeds since Adam's Da was a lad..

#3248531 Must See TV this Xmas

Posted by SINGE on 18 December 2015 - 12:02 PM

An alternative bridge to use, the Bridge of Sighs!!!!!!



#3246049 Bower Fold Stalybridge

Posted by SINGE on 12 December 2015 - 10:46 AM

Been so busy haven't had time to reply to this thread until now.


The fact that you are all so over the moon is an indication of how low our expectations have become. We are like an abused spouse. He deliberately abuses us to make us expect the very worst. Then we act all grateful when we are given the second worst.


It's not in Oldham. It's probably very expensive. It doesn't negate the fact that we have been lied to and ignored for months.


There is more to the failed ground share at BP than is being told in my view. it has been widely rumoured and reported that SC wanted to run the rugby club. Maybe it was all or nothing for SC, and CH wouldn't/couldn't go for the 'all' option.


Gorski was formally contacted just two weeks ago? Unless the 'back-up position' was agreed with Celtic in July, the RFL have questions to answer.


The RFL also have questions to answer regarding their treatment of Rugby Oldham. As does CH.


Having said all that......It's a great little ground. It's not that inaccessible, and Mr Gorski is saying all the right things.


I hope he doesn't live to regret it. If this relationship fails then we are truly screwed, because the truth of CH's statement, with all the bull ###### removed is, 'No other ground in the area that meets the RFL requirements is willing to do business with us.'


And because of that, Mr Gorski has probably been able to name his price. Meaning two things:


1) 25 per cent price increases plus added travel costs and increased merchandise costs, meaning, that despite the club getting MUCH more money from central funds and charging more for sponsorship, it will in total cost around 50-60 per cent more to support the club this year.


2) There may be no money left for the PROMISED redevelopment of Whitebank.


I offer my sincerest best wishes to all the players and fans for the coming season. I hope it's an exciting and successful one and you enjoy playing at a decent stadium.

Is it written as someone not going to attend HOTTB?  becasue it reads like a supporter of another team posting, lots of "you".

#3245462 Bower Fold Stalybridge

Posted by SINGE on 10 December 2015 - 05:02 PM

It's a nice looking ground, and I don't want to put a dampener on it but...... how long before the " I'll pay you next week Mr Gorski" scenario rears it's ugly head. A lot of the problems finding somewhere to play relate to past experiences of CH reneging on his agreement to pay his rent. Funding a Championship team, rebuilding Limeside and paying rent will take a fair bit of cash.

I was going to post something along similar lines...! I hope Mr Gorski got a sunstantial deposit..!

#3245390 Bower Fold Stalybridge

Posted by SINGE on 10 December 2015 - 02:01 PM

Without commenting on whether Stalybridge is a good choice the interesting part of the Celtic Chairman's statement is that CH rang him a couple of weeks ago.

Does this mean that there was nothing in place before then and how does that square with RFL requirements being met?


As regards the RFL I contacted the two people most concerned with ORLFC affairs some months ago to discuss this and other matters on behalf of Rugby Oldham Supporters Trust. I had an acknowledgement that my letters had been received but despite the promised follow up no-one has come back to us. Basic courtesy demands some contact even if it's only to say they can't discuss anything.


So the outcome of efforts by Rugby Oldham to help/ get involved is:- Christopher Hamilton-not interested; Simon Corney-not interested; the RFL-not interested. Only Jim McMahon had the decency to explain things clearly.


Just thought I'd let everyone know so we're not accused of being hostile/uninvolved/indifferent. 

The best thing that RO can do is build up a significant war chest of funds, and watch CH squirm.

#3244925 Announcement Within 24 Hours

Posted by SINGE on 09 December 2015 - 01:33 PM

Someone on Latics website, who has given quite a bit of info re the new stand (not all of it right I have to emphasise) also says Council grant involved. He may have picked up on FB.

But £1m? 

Not a chance.

£1m would only be remotely possible, if the time could be counted in decades but paid up front.

#3241304 Wikipedia Entries

Posted by SINGE on 30 November 2015 - 05:49 PM

I see the Wikipedia pages for Boundary Park and Roughyeds have had the SportsDirect.com references removed.  



someones had their knuckles rapped!

No, that was me.


But with wiki, Northern Warrior could over rule and re-edit. He/she hasn't of yet though...

#3238756 Wikipedia Entries

Posted by SINGE on 24 November 2015 - 04:33 PM

I know you shouldn't take as gospel the things you find on Wikipedia, however take a look at the entry for Boundary Park.  Apparently we're tenants from 2015 onwards:




then look at Oldham Roughyeds entry, SportsDirect.com Park is our home ground:




lastly look at the entry for the RL Championships (Venues):




again, SportsDirect.com Park


So is somebody jumping the gun and just basing those entries on rumours, or is the truth out there.  (Cue dramatic music).   

I wouldn't get to carried away.

In wiki you can see who has edited.

In the case of the new stadium in the Roughyeds page it is the user with the IP address and here is his history, he updates all the transfers for Rugby LEague, plus some Scottish stuff. Just someone who is using another source and copying, definately not in the know. So your initial hunch about not trusting wiki was correct.



WIth regard to Boundary Park wiki page it was changed by Northern Wonder. His profile is here. Given the depth, I suspect it is the same person and he has no more input than anyone else.

https://en.wikipedia...Northern Wonder


I've challenged it anyway!

#3231949 the club has moved

Posted by SINGE on 11 November 2015 - 07:08 AM

That really is an insult.Hamilton would never sanction the purchase of that deluxe wheelbarrow.

Rumour has it he did splash out, but the bloke he bought it off is still trying to get his money...

#3231295 Corney Syndicate Buyout

Posted by SINGE on 10 November 2015 - 06:45 AM

It wouldn't cos no one will be able to buy tickets lol

.. And no one would know where the venue was till the last minute..

#3230955 the club has moved

Posted by SINGE on 09 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

It's all a bit quiet today isn't it.  Must be the big move.




#3230480 This week

Posted by SINGE on 08 November 2015 - 08:19 PM

Having endured Tom's holiday to Tenerife via Twitter I feel like he deserves a new contract just to get over it all. It basically went:

  • I'm looking forward to Tenerife
  • Oh wow I'm on my way to Tenerife
  • Yowser I'm in Tenerife and loving it
  • Tenerife is the best
  • I really don't want to leave Tenerife
  • Oh no I'm on my way home from Tenerife
  • Oh god I'm back from Tenerife and it's freezing
  • I wish I was back in Tenerife
It was gripping stuff.

Edit: typos
So, where did he go... 😉

#3230190 Corney Syndicate Buyout

Posted by SINGE on 08 November 2015 - 11:50 AM

The only MAJOR creditors of ORLFC 1997.

Remember, CH may have several businesses listed with 'Oldham Rugby' in the title, and THOSE businesses may owe many different people.

So, people may claim CH owes em money or 'Oldham Rugby' owes em money.....and they may well be right. BUT, that is very different from 'ORLFC 1997' owing them money. And as fans that's the only debt we care about.

"And as fans that's the only debt we care about." Nonsense. Plenty of fans care that the club operates in an ethical and honourable manner.

#3229202 What on earth is going on?

Posted by SINGE on 06 November 2015 - 09:40 PM

Do you know the date hes coming back ?? ( if at all ) as this will probably be the date when everything breaks ......... October 2018 ???

Nah, no one really aware that I know, fans wise . I guess the Directors or CEO may do. He does come over fairly regularly though. I'd be guessing at the frequency.
Maybe every couple of months.
Of course they can email.
Maybe CH has become an expert on Skype...!

#3228599 What on earth is going on?

Posted by SINGE on 05 November 2015 - 10:41 PM

Simon Corney is back based in the US. Has been for a a while now.