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#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...

#3090285 Final curtain

Posted by roughyedspud on 17 March 2015 - 12:18 PM

what you have to take into account too is the fact the sainsburys site is privately owned,infact sainsburys still lease the site at a cost of £1m a year iirc...buying the place will cost more than the stadium you'd be putting on it...thats why its stood empty for 10-11 years..



where as melrose fields is owned by the RFL...the possibilities are endless....a partnership between RO & the RFL deliver a regional/development/community RL facility that would be the base for local amateur & "pro" RL teams as well as potentially being a base to train referees,host england training sessions,england academy test matches as well as local schools & amateur finals...



and as long as the development is aesthetically pleasing and adds facilties to the area i don't think planning will be as big a issue some make out...we would'nt be building a huge stadium...infact it would'nt be much different to a stadium down in dartford,kent....princes park,capacity 4,000






that place cost £7m but it does have alot of fancy,energy saving,"eco ######" built into it,grass roof,solar cells etc...and a training pitch at the side too.....it could have been built for less but you'll probably get more grants for building "green" these days lol

#3090136 Final curtain

Posted by roughyedspud on 17 March 2015 - 03:04 AM

its my night off work and im bored...so here we go...




hollingwood keep their pitch & facilties


theres parking


theres a 4000+ capacity community RL stadium


theres a footpath to the right which goes to freehold tram station (500m)


its less that a mile from junction 21 of the m60




one can only dream

#3089833 Final curtain

Posted by roughyedspud on 16 March 2015 - 01:47 PM

can i propose that if CH is willing to meet "disgruntled fans" that we have a open evening,somewhere,next week?

#3089531 Final curtain

Posted by roughyedspud on 16 March 2015 - 12:16 AM

Reading that link above from 2006 i think every single patch of land in oldham was considered...

I think RO should really consider going back to hollinwood with a proposal..i think RO should build "the terrace", that they've long offered CH for whitebank,at the melrose playing fields and over time develop the site into a true RL facility for the whole of RL in oldham,be home to hollinwood as well as school finals,standard cup etc...and one day ORLFC will become tennents at the RO facility....Being a charity RO can apply for grants that ORLFC can't...it would be far easier for RO to move forward on its own.

Melrose fields of dream....built it and they will come..

#3089157 Well done, Oldham!

Posted by roughyedspud on 15 March 2015 - 04:53 PM

Great result..

#3089023 Final curtain

Posted by roughyedspud on 15 March 2015 - 01:38 PM


just been messing about on google earth & ms paint...




the smaller red rectangle is a full sized 65m x 115m pitch for hollinwood


the larger red rectangle is large enough for a 4,000+ capacity "community" stadium...two touchline stands,7/8 rows/steps high with a capacity of 1000 each...and two terraced goalends,again 7/8 rows/steps high, with a capacity of 1000+ each (its more like 1650+ going of the 1 v 1.8 standing ratio)


the blue area -  car parking?


theres also scope to add a tram station too....don't worry i'll pay for that  ;)

#3088999 Marquee allowance

Posted by roughyedspud on 15 March 2015 - 12:42 PM

When the new tv deal kicks in every super league club will be given the full cap via the tv grant....thats their biggest expediture taken care of....

If clubs can't fund the rest of their operation through gate money,sponsorship and other marketing then theres something seriously wrong....

Just about every club should be able to fund a marquee player imo

Some clubs it might only be £150-200k..while others it might be silly money..it doesn't mean we shouldn't have it.

#3087352 RLIF CEO

Posted by roughyedspud on 12 March 2015 - 07:57 AM

 his comments where correct IMO.


he is in respect to our season being too long...but the matter of the fact is its eff all to do with him and the england team forfills all its international obligations...as do wales,scotland & ireland......so his first comment in is new post is pretty much redundant

#3087136 Whos minding the Store

Posted by roughyedspud on 11 March 2015 - 05:09 PM

i think hes burnt his bridges with the vast majority of the fans & sponsors he needs to dig himself out this hole..

#3084360 This weekend's Game

Posted by roughyedspud on 07 March 2015 - 03:30 AM

I certainly hope you are wrong. Boycotting the games will achieve only thing, the demise of our club...again

thats not a bad thing..