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The Art of Hand and Foot

Member Since 23 Apr 2011
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#3016141 Jarrod Ward and our leader Hamilton

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 18 October 2014 - 10:28 PM

There is more to Oldham RL than a poor ground and thats what CH sold. The comaradarie of the players, the quality coaches that are here, the youth set up, the staunch supporters, the potential of a young team, the never say die spirit, the "Oldham Family" values and not least the pie and peas at half time.
So good job by Chris, I dont see anyone else driving along the motorways signing players for us. Its now up to us the fans to show Jarrod why he should look beyond the facilities and become part of the next leg of the journey. Next year is really going to stretch the top teams and will be great to watch. That is if you turn up to watch.

well said. Couldn't put it better. Superdude and his ilk won't stop me . In fact I'm going to do my double best to bring others down.

#3011061 Not Again

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 10 October 2014 - 12:02 PM

Why is it a reality check ? Most accountants advise you to make sure you always pay the tax man and Vat man on time, reality check CH seems very reluctant to show any potential investors, buy outs the accounts, why ? Reality check under CH the club will continue to lose support and dwell in the bottom tier, reality check for a club that needs more income why did CH upset two of the main sponsors to an extent that they don't even attend games any more when between them there sponsorship was around 10k a year, the club is on its way out CH values the club at much more than it's worth making a buy out a no go,

And? You're telling anybody anything new nor are you coming up with a way out. Constant repetition is not going to make itbbetter.

#3010532 Chris Hamilton and Leigh Sports Village

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 09 October 2014 - 02:00 PM

I've said this before , the way in is to forget about going for a direct take over, not going to happen. And if you do who you going to put in charge? Superdude ??? Ha ha ha ha ha. The way in is to provide what is needed the most. .... Facilities! So is anyone brave enough to face the onslaught of abuse and poo pooing from the "not as long as as CH is breathing brigade" and form a 'ground trust'? Just like the fans trust but who's raison detre is to gather funds purely for the improvement of facilities. Start with 100 people putting in £100. Then run fund raising events etc. Then build the very first simple terracing. This encourages more attendance and more income. I know , disappointing to those who want to oust CH. But my idea is not aimed at you. I'm aiming at those who don't care who's in charge as long as we can improve facilities.

#3009181 What help do you need MR Hamilton?

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 07 October 2014 - 02:54 PM

How can I help fund your lifestyle Chris, and keep you in a job that you simply cannot do?

Wondered when you'd pop up again. Mr constructive as usual. So come on apart from trying to stop the few who do attend from attending by abusing them , what's your other plan? You must have one.... you do have one don't you? Thought not. Well forget it , I for one will still be watching. Yep that's right, lunatic as usual.

#3008216 Where do we go from here?

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 06 October 2014 - 07:54 AM

The team played their heart's out yesterday they played for each other the shirt and supporters. Unfortunately it wasn't to be. Now to put it behind us and look forward to a new season with a much better and lucrative format. More games higher calibre opposition with bigger followings. Hopefully the new format will allow for better income from sponsorship which will lead to improved facilities. Onwards and upwards.

#3007532 4th October 1989

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 04 October 2014 - 08:08 PM

Derek pyke had an absolute blinder that night. One of the best ball playing props I've ever seen.

#3007391 Friday deadline!

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 04 October 2014 - 01:14 PM

With all this talk of moving , there's one thing everyone is missing, Whitebank?. I assume we have a lease signed and sealed. Who pays that if we move? Say , for example , we go to Hurst Cross! All fine and dandy but then we'll have two lots of rent??? Or are we going to do a runner from whitebank?

#3006017 Keighley Action

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 01 October 2014 - 11:22 PM

CH has pretty much said we don't have plans that meet the ground requirements when he dismissed the "1500 seat minimum" as unrealistic..
and when we don't get positive press releases from the club all we are left with is negative speculation....but i tell you what...im more worried about us winning on sunday than i am us losing

I'm not worried. After five final losses I'm all done with disappointment. All those relegations from years gone by , club going bust , being cheated out of Wembley by bob beardsmore for castleford, scoring when his foot was in touch and then by john holdsworth disallowing a brilliant try scored by Paul lord off a mike ford kick against Warrington. Nah it can only get better.

#3005730 Grand Final

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 01 October 2014 - 02:01 PM

I notice that the grounds been split between us and Leigh on one side and Featherstone and hunslet on the other. Looks like the red and white hoops will be the dominant colours.

#3005557 Eagles reveal new stadium plans on Don Valley site

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 01 October 2014 - 10:31 AM

Just like Oldham's plans for redeveloping whitebank and Swinton's plans for agecroft plus many others . Believe it when you are walking through the turnstiles.

#3003738 Friday deadline!

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 27 September 2014 - 09:08 PM

The question is where will we play if we win. Only CH has the answer top that question but will he reveal it before the final.

If we lose its back to Whitebank.

This is our best chance of being promoted.

All the teams that are being relegated will be hard to beat and Gateshead will be a major force next year and promotion will be very hard to obtain.

yep. Agree. Let's just win first then see what happens. Like I've said before it angers me that farty little towns like widnes are in superleague and others the size of Royton like featherstone and Leigh are in a league above us. We can't increase crowds and hence facilities unless we get promoted. Come on Oldham come on Oldham.

#3003595 Friday deadline!

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 27 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

Big Red I asked the Organ Grinder and a monkey answers?Nice if you responded please!

Monkey!? Hmmm!? Cheers!. I'll just file that one in pending for now.

#2996701 fair

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 16 September 2014 - 02:21 PM

Rochdale were 9 points behind us last year and beat us in the final. No it's not fair. But because of that if we get to the final and win we'll take it without any feeling of injustice.

#2987523 Absolutely dreadful

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 03 September 2014 - 10:02 AM

That maybe just enough to pay off Chris!!

No I meant I could emigrate to the gold coast and watch some rl in decent surroundings. Somewhere warm that doesn't affect my dodgy knees. Or maybe invest in a new club in the U.S. Perhaps Oldham County in Texas.

#2986413 Absolutely dreadful

Posted by The Art of Hand and Foot on 01 September 2014 - 08:22 AM

It's about consistency, or lack of it. Could be a million and one reasons why we dreadful. Not Gateshead's financial status. Usually we perform well till the grand final then bomb it. It's not over till it's over. And no matter what the doom mongers may say there's still a chance. Yes I know, the words of a lunatic!