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#3149597 The amateur game in Oldham

Posted by PooingDog on 29 June 2015 - 01:48 PM

Same reason so many pubs are closing, people stay at home and drink. People stay at home and watch Sky. There was a time when homes didn't have central heating to keep you warm, a fridge to keep your beer cold, and they had a black and 12" TV with two or three channels. They had lino on the floors and an outside toilet.


People used to go out because it was often more comfortable than staying at home,  it was often cheaper to go sit in the pub than pay to burn coal in a house with ill fitting windows and no electricity because you'd run out of shillings for the meter.



Then we all got fridges, carpets, 30" flat screens, super fast high speed broadband, inside toilets, bathrooms and lots and lots of credit (or to give it it's real name...Debt) hey presto every body stays in and got out of the habit.


Now if you want to go out you jump in the car and the Worlds your oyster, dozens of sporting venues with in an hours drive, country side and other leisure activities


And people moan about poverty, I wouldn't want to go back in time to be honest even though there were very few burglaries when I grew up (that was only because people had f### all to steel). I prefer it the way it is now.


What to do about falling attendances? God himself only knows, but I suspect if clubs don't identify and work with the trends then they wont be around for long, and that's not having a pop at Oldham, thta's all clubs.

#3099194 Spotland pitch

Posted by PooingDog on 02 April 2015 - 05:34 PM

We could always use the car park and sit on the roof of the main stand.

#3048667 Rochdale AFC, EGM

Posted by PooingDog on 24 December 2014 - 12:21 PM

Arthur, I used to have respect for you, but you are a double dealer, I have read your post's on the Dale site.


True Colours Come Shining Through, you know the song Arthur.


Question One: Yes I did, and its a bloody site better now, than what it was. A lot of the sheds around the ground were built with RFL money.


You don't know how much Hornets put into the Stadium Company,... well I will tell you... £400K to RAFC and £100K to the Stadium Company.


So, something had to happen, yes, what happened was the Football Club worked very very hard to make sure the Stadium Company failed, to force the issue.


Yes, somebody had to pay for all the utility bills, but you are suggesting Hornets didn't pay their wack. which in fact we did.


As for your picture of an Ostrich with it's head in the sand, I will put it's head up your backside (had to put that because AR*e wasn't acceptable) Arthur when we next meet.


Hand bags on the 40m line at half time, I like it.


My money's on Arthur though as he'll no doubt bring Terry, his minder, with him. :)

#3044766 Jason Boults

Posted by PooingDog on 13 December 2014 - 10:41 PM

For clubs


Great servant but well past his best......no room for sentiment.

Bollllllllocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, For clubs like Oldham and Hornets sentiment can be everything.

#2999263 Match Day 2015...

Posted by PooingDog on 20 September 2014 - 09:51 AM

Why would the players prefer Saturday to Sunday? Is it just so they can go out on the lash after the game?

 The players are part time semi pro's Col,


Most hold down full time 4o hour a week jobs, add to that training and another days work on match day and it it works out at a lot of hours each week. It's not like being a soccer player, train in the morning, golf in the afternoon, play on Saturday with plenty of time for families and children.


Most of the Hornets players just want a day that they can spend with their families. Sundays is that day.


Also some have jobs that a physically demanding, construction work and the like, playing on a Saturday will give them an extra day to recover from a game and when you've been tackled by three 16 stone men twenty time in a game you ache a bit the day after.


As a club we can't offer the best money but maybe we can offer better terms to attract better players or retain the ones we have.


There's a risk to attendances, some fans may not be able to go to games on a Sunday, but then again there may be some may find it easier.


It's worth looking at even if it never happens. Forward thinking

#2997584 Whitebank redevelopment

Posted by PooingDog on 17 September 2014 - 09:03 PM




#2983945 Alternative bid for Spotland

Posted by PooingDog on 28 August 2014 - 01:42 PM

Whilst Col Dale may have the interest of both clubs at heart, I think it would have been more honest of him to inform the Dale fans that Hornets have paid their rent , and I believe upfront, for every season since their inception. He could also do us all a favour and inform the Dale fans that the RFL. received the shares as collateral for the loan the old board took out from them, if the loan is not repaid then the shares are kept by them.


Was the money for Dale to buy the shares from the RFL and the Council coming via a Council loan?


 To be fair to Col his priorities, opinions and attitudes may differ from yours and mine but I've never known him to misrepresent, omit or deny any relevant facts to an argument.


He's just an interfering bloke who supports Dale.  ;)

#2975433 Dale Bid for Stadium

Posted by PooingDog on 11 August 2014 - 03:33 PM

It's true that there are a number of Dale supporters that would like to see Hornets fail. Unfortunately for them though, unlike Hornets, the Dale is not a Co-op and so they have very little influence on the BOD, and I don't think Mr Dunphy or the rest of the board are idiots.

#2879014 Hello!

Posted by PooingDog on 11 February 2014 - 09:58 PM

gogledd....Friendly results would suggest that we are going to struggle when the season kicks off for real. Especially so since there's five going down.

A 54 points to 4 kicking at keighley and a 62 points to 6 drubbing by a mixture of the academy and fringe players from St Helens doesn't bode well, the only preseason game we have won was against Leigh under 20's and then only by 4 points.

Having said that friendlies are are about ironing out problems before the real season starts are I think Talbot is a very capable coach, the link up with St Helens is still place and the lads train there and have access to the physio etc.

There's been some good additions to the squad, most notably a couple of Fijian international who have played in the NRL, if Talbot can mold a team (and I think he can) then we may stay up.

Anyway good luck with your season, I enjoyed my trip to Wrexham last season (apart from the the fact it was full of them Welsh types) and will be there again this season.

#2876858 How many teams get relegated?

Posted by PooingDog on 07 February 2014 - 09:24 PM

Bottom 5 go down according to the newsletter.


Going to be a struggle methinks but certainly not impossible.


Lets enjoy it.

#2859920 Spotland Shares

Posted by PooingDog on 05 January 2014 - 11:05 AM

Nothing bitter about about a magnificent win against a championship club pushing for a promotion place. Like pugwash said it could so easily have been a lot more in Dales favour, Leeds isn't that far up the motorway but it must have felt a long way to the travelling fans.


As for the stadium shares? I think you may well just find that Mr Dunphy uses any profit from the FA cup to strengthen the Dales position for league one next season, no doubt Mr Hill will need a bigger budget.


Go and troll some where else ehh