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#3226288 RIP Chris Leatherbarrow

Posted by higgy on 02 November 2015 - 07:23 PM

A sad loss to the Rugby league community, condolences to his family. RIP

#3223428 Friday One Hundred

Posted by higgy on 30 October 2015 - 10:55 AM

And we still don't know where home is?? its to unbelievable for words.

#3184283 where to play?

Posted by higgy on 30 August 2015 - 11:02 AM

I agree Tony we need to make a place a home for rugby in Oldham
year after year oldham kids sign for SL clubs and a few make it, but more fall away to nothing that net should be oldham there home town but cos oldham rugby play and are run by company so badly run it's kiling rugby in oldham

Two seasons ago we had an under twenties team that was run by a dedicated Oldham coach who attracted Oldham youngsters due to his amateur connections and a couple of these have signed for the club.

Our coach decided in his wisdom to get rid of him to make a position of a retiring first team player and these connections were lost. We now have no team to attract youngsters from anywhere.

#3158484 Lippy is back

Posted by higgy on 15 July 2015 - 08:21 AM

That's great news.

#3070682 Ambrose hotel

Posted by higgy on 12 February 2015 - 02:05 PM

I would  not dispute with you everyone wants extra business but you obviously don't know the Ambrose, as an away fan you are made to feel very welcome with great banter  great food and nice people to boot.


Cant blame them for reminding us they are still there.

#3070641 Ambrose hotel

Posted by higgy on 12 February 2015 - 12:27 PM

Perhaps the businesses in Barrow can do their advertising in their local paper rather than on an orlfc forum?

Your comment is totally disrespectful to the Ambrose and its staff,. I hope they don't class all the Oldham fans in the same bracket as yourself.


Thanks to the Ambrose for the offer Nice people and a nice place.

#3069295 Leigh 11 Roughyeds 10

Posted by higgy on 09 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

I noticed from the team sheet that there were quite a few Huddersfield players in our line up. Should we be excited about the possibility of seeing these players in our team. Or dissappointed that we are being used as a grazing ground for the SL players on the fringe of the Giants squad.

Got to agree I know we only have a small squad this year but If I want to watch Oldham I don't want to watch Huddersfield in disguise.


I thought the whole idea of friendlies was to get players match fit for the coming season, and we read that our squad is fit apart from one player so why are we using these Giants players and not giving signed squad players a game?

#3065000 Hamilton No Show at Swinton

Posted by higgy on 02 February 2015 - 10:42 AM

If he was working at another club (even if for stadium company) on a Roughyeds match day, that is disgraceful. He has responsibilities and a duty to fulfill as Oldham chairman and that includes turning up on match day.


If he has to work there on the day of a friendly, what happens when the season starts properly. Is this situation going to arise every time Leigh are at home? If so he would rightly be in for further abuse from fans as and when he deemed it worthy to turn up for a game.

Got to agree with you on this its a disgrace, never mind how it looks to the fans what must the players and coaches be thinking if he can't turn up on a match day, and how does this look to our opponents officials.

#3057790 Watersheddings - no Wikipedia page for this historic stadium

Posted by higgy on 20 January 2015 - 09:10 AM

Well done roughyedspud nice to see something constructive on here, instead of the negativity of some.

#3042999 Bad News from companies House

Posted by higgy on 09 December 2014 - 05:50 PM

You talk absolute rubbish for one Chris will never be my buddy and never would be. Who do you think would come in and start a new club if he did go?

Nor do think the supporters who still attend are lunatics but loyal Oldham not CH Supporters.


Without the existing supporters there would be no income for the club to pay the lads who give their all on the pitch to entertain the fans each week.


The root of problems lie with the RFL and their bad fixture organisation which has over the past seasons left the club with no regular income.


As I said earlier if you and yours feel so strongly about our doomed club organise  protests outside the ground on match days to force CH out? and lets see were that gets

#3042728 Bad News from companies House

Posted by higgy on 09 December 2014 - 07:41 AM

Are you for real if it wasn't for the lunatics left watching there  wouldn't be a club.  Its alright staying away in protest but what does that achieve?


I support the team on the field not the directors/director, my family have more reason than most to dislike CH but we do not go to watch or speak to him we go because we love the game and to support the lads week in/week out


No true supporter would stay away just because they dislike the man and is methods.


If you feel so strongly about him go to the ground and stage a protest against him instead of waffleing on here, but people haven't the guts to do so or so it seems

#3034530 New Signing

Posted by higgy on 18 November 2014 - 08:16 AM

Great News I believe George Tyson as signed for us. Great exciting fast forward well done Oldham in getting his

#3031745 Great news!

Posted by higgy on 12 November 2014 - 03:35 PM

Great news following Sam. Got to agree we could do with a good big experienced prop or two now.

#2981516 Crucial time of the season

Posted by higgy on 22 August 2014 - 05:52 PM


Do you ever have anything positive or constructive to say??

#2981055 Crucial time of the season

Posted by higgy on 21 August 2014 - 03:45 PM

It is a crucial time of the season for what, no-one can deny, is a hard working, enthusiastic and dedicated set of players and coaching staff. As they prepare for the end-of-season, the least they deserve is the support of all who claim to be fans of Oldham RLFC. With that in mind, I suggest it is time to put the 'politcs' to one side until the end of our season and just talk rugby. What a welcome change that would be!!  


Of course, I expect that I will be labelled 'a lunatic' for this simple request, so no change there!


Anyway, the best of luck to Scott, Spanner and all the lads in the weeks ahead. They deserve it.   



Just watch them come out of the woodwork again should we get to the playoff final though.