There is no way Whitebank can provide a viable future for ORLFC. Unless of course we want to stay in the lower reaches.
The bare minimum would be to get it to say the level of Sedgley park but with a basic covered terrace down the Whitebank side. A must would be Solid secure vandal proof buildings or you will be vandalised out of existence .The cost of doing this just to hold a couple of thousand would be pointless.You could do some minor improvements for a temporary fix but in reality the future is elsewhere.
It has to be at BP.
Its not going to be easy thats for sure but Rochdale exist at spotland and other clubs exist in far better grounds than Whitebank.
We have got to be looking at the potential and negotiate as best we can in a post Hamilton club.We must be straight with the latics owners but they too can benefit.The argument that the pitch cannot take it is no longer valid with modern ground technology.
In a another thread I said we in Oldham can be a potential Wigan /WiganAthletic.This is the way we have to think ,not settling into a miserable future down Limeside.
It will be a struggle at BP but no matter what is done at the Whitebank you will not beat the potential that BP with give ORLFC post Hamilton.
All true - No future without suitable facilities - No chance of suitable facilities with Hamilton.
It is nice to consider a post Hamilton Oldham Rugby, but I think the reality is he will hang onto his cards until the whole thing caves in.
If no one bought a season ticket / any merchandise / lottery etc this would strangle the big lad and maybe force him to consider a partner or alternative before the season kicks off.
The loonies that tip up to Whitebank, pay Chris and are thankful for him keeping ORL alive have killed this club by keeping enough pennies moving through the coffers to allow him to continue his reign . We are the lowest supported club in the professional game - Im embarrassed to say.
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