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#3107173 hollinwood arlfc

Posted by roughyedspud on Yesterday, 12:03 AM

I see they are in tonights chron about wanting to improve the facilities at melrose fields..as well as hoping for a renewal of a 30 year lease on the fields from the RFL

When is the penny going to drop??

HOLLINGWOOD want better facilities
RUGBY OLDHAM want to build a stadium
OLDHAM RUGBY need a stadium
OLDHAM COLLEGE want a rugby academy

erm...surely its not difficult to see what needs to happen??

#3106769 waterhead park

Posted by roughyedspud on 16 April 2015 - 10:52 AM

I'm coming round to it spud. Not far from the college either. 3 tram stops from King Street? Plus it's already owned by the RFL and currently used for leisure purposes already - from a planning point of view. I would still have concerns about nearby road access and potential resident objection but it makes a lot of sense.

Melrose is a absolute no brainer imo...

#3106639 waterhead park

Posted by roughyedspud on 15 April 2015 - 11:52 PM

If ive understood the chronicle correctly half of waterhead park,the side where the bowling greens used to be,is potentially going up for sale...

Someone needs to speak to the council...and send ORLFC home...

#3105375 Gareth Widdop to Leeds?

Posted by roughyedspud on 13 April 2015 - 02:18 AM

Widdop is on $550k at the dragons...thats £290k in real money...that would make him the highest paid player in SL by some distance i imagine..

So i dunno about dwarfing the money hes on at st george??

#3104642 Myler to Oz?

Posted by roughyedspud on 11 April 2015 - 11:22 PM

Good luck to him, think he might struggle to get a gig over there though. He has never fully convinced me that he is anything other than an average half back.

Manly need halfbacks next season..both foran & DCE have gone..

#3102617 Sam Tomkins back to SL

Posted by roughyedspud on 08 April 2015 - 09:24 AM

Wigan have the folding stuff too...just they aren't allowed to spend it..

Thats the position we're in...do we keep the status quo...and lose him to union...

Or do we allow 1 player off the cap and keep/bring stars to our league??

It really shouldn't be that difficult to decide

#3102475 Sam Tomkins back to SL

Posted by roughyedspud on 08 April 2015 - 06:19 AM

Why do we have to have a marquee (horrible expression, just reminds me of a big tent) rule just so Tomkins can return to Wigan? If Wigan can't afford him then hard luck. Maybe another team can.

if wigan want the rules changed wigan will get the rules changed...pure & simple

#3100890 Proposed Letter to CH requesting a meeting - see Rugby Oldham thread for back...

Posted by roughyedspud on 05 April 2015 - 10:49 AM

Seeing as we're putting our cards on the table...

I have the upmost respect for CH,he saved the club...end of story...ive said on here before that if i won the lottery id give him what he asked for the club,and abit more,shake his hand and either build a statue of him or name a suite after him in our new stadium that id build with my lottery win lol..

But the time has come now for someone,us,RO,whoever...to put a hand on his shoulder and show him a way out in a "good" way....done correctly he could come out of this and save some face...

#3100765 David Collier

Posted by roughyedspud on 04 April 2015 - 10:22 PM

If the confederation cup was called the 6 or 8nations instead of 4nations would you have a problem with it??

Cos thats all it is....a expanded 4 nations...plus it opens up the possibilities for a return of tours and ashes series..

Eg...englands 4 year cycle could look like this..

World cup
ashes series
conferation cup
kiwi series
world cup

#3098827 Proposed Letter to CH requesting a meeting - see Rugby Oldham thread for back...

Posted by roughyedspud on 02 April 2015 - 07:02 AM



thats me on the left in the oldham jearsey pointing towards the sheddings end....oh to be 15 again.

#3096309 Rugby Oldham

Posted by roughyedspud on 27 March 2015 - 11:44 PM

I truely believe that under fan/trust ownership the club will boom and be back with the likes of leigh,featherstone,halifax etc within 5 years....

Thats our natural level...not where we are playing to 250 fans

#3092424 Are we destroying the Championship?

Posted by roughyedspud on 21 March 2015 - 12:37 AM

Exactly what do you mean by properly and fairly?

Theres enough money to give championship clubs £800k - £1m grant per season...and league one clubs £250,000 per season...as well as giving each super league club £1.8m per season....all that dishing out of cash still leaves the RFL with £5m+ per season to spend on development,promotion etc..

But noooooo...

#3091368 Rugby League needs to help

Posted by roughyedspud on 19 March 2015 - 01:15 PM

but wheres the club going to go on gates of 250-300?

#3091349 Rugby League needs to help

Posted by roughyedspud on 19 March 2015 - 12:57 PM

lets not fight between ourselves..

#3090343 Rugby League needs to help

Posted by roughyedspud on 17 March 2015 - 01:37 PM

Things will certainly move forward now if we keep up the pressure...