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#3055055 Attendance Numbers

Posted by Superdude on 12 January 2015 - 08:28 PM

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club.We must be straight with the latics owners but they too can benefit.The argument that the pitch cannot take it is no longer valid with modern  ground technology.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.

#3046742 Positive move relating to playing side of club?

Posted by Superdude on 18 December 2014 - 05:07 PM

Oldham can snare the talent if they put the right people in place and put in a scholarship scheme which could run like the old Service Area. Run purely by volunteers, and with funding that can be obtained, it would cost next to nothing to operate, yet the club would benefit hugely from this. 

You would run three teams, 15, 16 and 18s. Link in with Oldham College and Steve Molloy, the amateur clubs in the town, and your on to a winner straight away.


Dual Reg, only came about because all themoney by SKY went into the back pockets of players, and clubs pay salaries that are way above what they can afford. They scrapped the reserves, curtailled the scholarship programmes at 12/13/14, all because of costs. And now they use and abuse the clubs beneath them. Instead of sticking together and going alone, SL have got what they have wanted in having feeder clubs, and the lower league clubs have become slaves to them. 


Incidentally, ask the RFL for the statistic of players that leave scholarships and then leave the game for good, because they have become disallusioned with the game, and it's very high.

Im not sure about this...

The right people (I assume you mean best) will want paying for their time and expertise and very few would volunteer without reward - This is professional sport remember.

The larger more professional clubs would still draw the best players. After all a Wigan tracksuit is still better than Whitebank, Christine Hamilton and no shower.

Plenty of teenage kids find women, drink and drugs and give up on their hopes of playing professional Rugby - all much better propositions than playing in front of 400 people on a tip - Not really the stuff of dreams.

Oldham will never compete with other clubs in the current situation.

The big lad does not have time to control a youth system, there is no money in it for him and it may interfere with his work at Leigh.

#3045624 Bad News from companies House

Posted by Superdude on 15 December 2014 - 06:12 PM

These type of discussions bring more people out of the woodwork than anything to do with actual rugby!


At least the majority (a few of the simpler followers excluded) of us can unite in our distrust of Big Chris - I think Bedford Roughyed has it about right!

#3043100 Bad News from companies House

Posted by Superdude on 09 December 2014 - 08:10 PM

Hand and Foot - Chris Hamilton has more in common with Kim Jong-Un than his poor choice of tailor and rotund appearance. 


There is no way he will give up his golden goose until someone pays him handsomely (not usually a word used in conjunction with a Chris H story). 


1. No one will every pay what he wants to move aside (The Club is debt laden with no assets and numerous debts).

2. No one will be allowed a new start up whilst there is already a club in Oldham.

3. No one is allowed to see the books - This prevents additional investment.


I dont see another way forward except the phoenix from the ashes! 


Im sure all the players (and coaches) would move on if given a chance to play for a better side with better facilities etc etc. We will always be able to get more players.


The longer people support this ridiculous situation the longer we wait to improve. Remember Handy, Big Chis is only a custodian of our Club and we will survive without him. In fact you could shave a gorilla and no one would notice the switch.

#3041564 Season Ticket reminder

Posted by Superdude on 05 December 2014 - 08:03 PM

If I'm wrong, then I'm wrong. But my opinion is I'm not. I go because I enjoy the games. If you or bandage don't enjoy the games then don't go. If the coach was a bad coach employing silly or stupid tactics then don't go. If the players on the pitch weren't giving their all then don't go. I wouldn't. CH might be socially inept, he might not be able to communicate with Superdude in a way he'd like. But the one thing he can do is get a decent coach motivated enough to get a fired up team of young lads battling it out and getting me cheering and jumping up and down and then biting my nails with apprehension. I also get to have the crack with home and away supporters of the best game in the world. If that's not for you then don't turn up. You've told us you're not happy, we know that, so you don't need to keep telling us.

Big Chris is socially inept - agreed. 

Im not sure if i would want him to communicate with me - Just run my club in a proper manner.

I dont think any professional coach (especially one on the absolute bottom rung of professionalism) would need motivating to do his job.


Remember Chrissy is only a custodian of this once fine club. Once people like yourselves (the last men standing) realise this and force him out someone else can have a go. Lets be honest there are several better run rugby clubs in our town already - so i doubt the next man in could do much worse.


Mr Hand and Foot I admire your Sponge-Bob-Like enthusiasm and hopes for the future !

#3034810 Bad News from companies House

Posted by Superdude on 18 November 2014 - 09:13 PM

We already know he cannot look after the club properly but this may be an interesting situation.

#3015286 Rugby Oldham Supporters Trust

Posted by Superdude on 16 October 2014 - 09:40 PM

If everybody boycotted the Roughyeds for three games, and gave their money to a sensible trust. The money saved would buy the club from the administrators when CH is forced out ! 


Just a thought!

#3011071 Not Again

Posted by Superdude on 10 October 2014 - 12:23 PM

Dont worry Cluedo, HandandFoot is a lunatic.


The money owed to the taxman is never CH's to spend and should be put aside during the year as all incoming monies are received.


The fact that our leader appears not to take this seriously is in fact ridiculous and news worthy. Just because something happens every year does not mean we should become immune - There really are some idiots (about 400) who support this club. Which actually goes a long way to explain how CH stays in business. 


Most sensible people will not put up with this circus.


If roughyedspud saves all the money hes earning on Sundays maybe he can make an offer to the administrator.

#3010560 What help do you need MR Hamilton?

Posted by Superdude on 09 October 2014 - 02:39 PM

Why is everyone so touchy ?

Outoftouchroughyed i'm only stating my opinion based on what is clearly evident.

#3009340 What help do you need MR Hamilton?

Posted by Superdude on 07 October 2014 - 07:28 PM

Chris has no idea what help he needs or how to go about getting it. He has proved this time and time again by alienating almost anyone who gets near to the club!!!


Any public company would gotten rid of him years ago. Things were looking good under Mike Ford and then Steve Molloy - Hamilton got to big for his boots and underestimated the input of these two solid Oldham Rugby people. He wanted the big time and the glory associated.


We have been on a slow and steady decline ever since.


Time or a change or we will dead within 3 years.

#3009154 What help do you need MR Hamilton?

Posted by Superdude on 07 October 2014 - 02:00 PM



I would personally recommend players and staff don't bother with this forum. It can do one of two things. 1. Make you big headed or 2. Severely damage your confidence. And considering the abuse aimed at CH over the years, why on earth would he want to read all the negative drivel that gets written about him?  

Because it is true and how his customers feel ?

#3008760 What help do you need MR Hamilton?

Posted by Superdude on 06 October 2014 - 08:44 PM

Just guessing what help is required....


1. 17 players or the required Oldham standard.

2. Coach and backroom staff of required standard.

3. Pitch and facilities of the required standard.

4. Marketing (of any standard).

5. Someone to find all of the above.

6. Someone capable of managing all of the above.

7. The fans to return and forget the (recent) past.

8. Roughyed Spud to get a non-weekend job.

#2996124 Whitebank redevelopment

Posted by Superdude on 15 September 2014 - 05:52 PM

Based on those numbers forget it.


Invest in some waterproofs and a brolly!

#2994165 Hunslet away fri night

Posted by Superdude on 12 September 2014 - 07:18 PM

Could do with a few like Jonny Noon now!

#2994068 Whitebank redevelopment

Posted by Superdude on 12 September 2014 - 04:12 PM

You could get another in the Railway after that!