The Standard cup not the same as it was, pro rugby has almost vanished in the town. Such a shame when superleague clubs are jammed with oldham lads. We can at least take some pride in FOLLOWING or supporting our local talent whatever roughyed 34 decides!
Tosh the people on here are not the people to be discussing the future of the club with - Despite several posters believing that they should be. There have been many people interested in buying a % of ORL over the last god know how many years. All of which have been shunned by your beloved CH.
CH will not give up the media attention that he loves so much - I have heard the Chron are investing in a helicopter so they can take aerial photos of the ever expanding megalomaniac.
Just catching up on this post as I've been travelling over the last few weeks.
Very dissapointed with the outcome of the George meeting and treatment of Spud. This guy really cares and is prepared to help. I gave up on the shambles that is Oldham rugby years ago, due to the general malaise. Looks like attendances are still falling and more people are feeling the same. Hopefully this will lead to the business failing and another group having the possibility to take over from administration. That's the only way to progress now.
CH has made a total mess of the club and should be lambasted for the that he is. Fair play he put some money in and kept a club in the town. However this was a business decision not the action of a philanthropic Oldham rugby fan. No one had heard of this guy before. He though he could make some money and tried his best. Well many years later this is where we are and all these pro Hamilton supporters are to blame. If the next three home games were boycotted the club would be insolvent and things could change very quickly.
The club has been starved of investment, sponsors and help solely because of this and it has to end!
Chris hamilton presides over a shambles. Its his making, his attitude and his fault we are so badly run. He may not be creaming millions for himself but hes been paying himself a decent butty while under performing in his job. He may look like he buys his clothes at a charity shop but hes had some money though his fat grubby fingers. If I had consistently under performed, routinly alienated customers do not think I would still be emplyed. A good club starts with the man at the top.
I hear that potential players have choeen other clubs over us because of ch and his poor reputation in rl circles.
Posted by Superdude
on 17 November 2013 - 02:48 AM
amen to that, great post well said
You can watch an equally good game of Rugby at Saddleworth, St Annes or Waterhead have a few pints and still have change from your 11 quid. Most people who put on a rugby shirt give 100% commitment - that the nature of the game and what makes it go great. RL can be a success if managed correctly at any level.
Ignoring the fact that not paying tax is illegal...it sends a message out to potential signings that we have issues paying our debts and will have a bearing on whether they sign. Would you work all month and risk not being paid (or partially paid) for your work at the end of it.
My issue with Whitebank is that it is putting off people returning. Away support is never easy when we have no local teams in our league, but the Hornets will not even travel up the road to paly us as they feel their player deserve better treatment ...a safe playing surface and a shower afterwards.
The RL need to restructure to allow the good well managed teams to play each other more often, no one wants to watch one sided games. Teams should be put into leagues that are competitive so this will attract more fans as the games will be closer and evenly matched. Oldham were at the Top table when superleague started and through poorly managed on and off field situations are now playing teams like Oxford. Teams like Wigan, Saints, Leeds etc have shown what can be done if things are managed properly.
Over the years how many Oldham lads have played at other clubs (Rochdales being prime example) without even being spoken to by Oldham.
Hamilton may not be 100% responsible for this massive slide in our fortunes. BUT....he has overseen the majority of the slide. He has also feathered his own nest during this period..
Posted by Superdude
on 16 November 2013 - 01:19 PM
Hmmm if you're looking for sporting upsets I'd rather be USA going in against Australia than Buster Douglas facing Tyson.....the later needed an extended count to get back up off the Canvas .......now that was an upset of epic proportions.....no bounce of the ball to gamble on , no rub of the green......just the baddest man on the planet trying to take your head off for 36 minutées straight.
have you read tysons autobiography? I couldnt believe the crazy ###### he got uptp around the buster douglas fight. If the whole aussie team did 10% of that between them the tomahawks wouls stand a chance!