This brings back some memories. Two old friends in Kevin Taylor and Fred Hall had many a happy time in Alexandra Park playing football against the Italians with them,Fred could have been a good footballer. We met Brian Hughes and his family a number of years ago on holiday in Malta and became good friends he was a nice man and a lovely family, he sadly passed away a few years ago.
Really annoyed at this announcement, and confirms what I feared last season. I didn't go at all last year, apart from the GF, after many years of supporting the club in a professional capacity on and off field. The reason:- my enthusiasm for club and sport had hit rock bottom. Clubs in the third and second tiers are struggling, but what does not make sense is the tie in with the Giants at the expense of running a second team. It took a lot of effort to get the club to run a second team, and we have seen it bear fruit time and time again, and with the right people in place, it would of carried on this trait. At the present time, there are some really talented 16/17 years olds that have been released by pro clubs due to the players rejecting the education side of the scholarships which is complusory, favouring the more traditional A level routes. These are the players should be enticing into the club, not some Giants star who is making a comeback after suspension or injury, and has no connection with the club. Just because SL clubs cannot afford a reserve team, they have to leach onto C and C1 clubs.
Oldham always stood a chance because of the talent the local clubs produce, but it needed a pathway into the towns professional side, Houghy, Ashy and Rats provided that route, and now it's disappeared, I fear the worse.
Agree with most of your comments here but not about Rats, he did nothing, all the work and good will was created by Phil Costin in his three seasons in charge, and what did the club do let him go, just so Naylor could find a position for Rats in his testimonial year and where his he now, same as the team gone.
What a disgrace,
I honestly thought I would never say this but I will not pay to watch an Oldham team made up by Huddersfield wannabes, no way can a team survive with a squad of 20 and hope to succeed .
Its an absolute joke and I have got to agree with other posters the sooner this club folds the better and lets hope for a fresh start