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  1. Must say quite a well versed opinion, but I still don't see enough pace in our side especially if we get an injury anywhere in the back line.
  2. Heighington ? We'll be playing with 10 forward on the pitch. I would have thought Mckeekan would have been a better option if a forward was required, he's more dynamic and got more pace if needed out wide. At this rate I can't see it being a classic game
  3. In my opinion it's a toss up between Lomax and Retchford. Both can play in multiple position but can also offer something different, can't say I'm an expert on either players but I'd say Lomax has better defensive ability where as Ratchford give us more going forward. I think I recall Lomax playing hooked in his younger days to which to me gives him the edge, hopefully he could slow and compact the Aussie middle part of the field. As well he's also got the ability to slot back into fullback if we really need him there. Would anyone else choose a wildcard or a forward? Be interesting to know?
  4. What a great guy, good effort and really courageous
  5. Monk

    Back "home"!

    I just hope the club haven't announced this too soon.speaking to someone who uses the pitch regular he says it will need to narrowed somewhat due to the wall which would mean another permanent set of markings and reduced in length for in goal potentially making it quite a small pitch. Don't shoot the messenger Not sure how different this would be from before but I'm sure the RLF will have concern over the wall of death, one serious injury due to this and it'd be game over. Also told that apart from the pitch and the removal of the executive seating behind the posts !!!!!!! I'm told not a great deal has changed, so 2or3 maximum deep wet through without cover and standing on your tiptoes it is again.
  6. Monk

    What happens after the Rochdale game

    Cheers thanks for the info,
  7. Hi All Hopefully someone can help me out here. and explain or direct me to the right site as to what happens after the 23rd. I'm preparing for us to be in the bottom four and as I understand we'll be in a similar position to last year fighting to stay in the league. Do the next round of games start the week after on the 30th ? I'm trying to establish if there's going to be a game on the 30th or not. On from that, how are the fixtures arranged and do we keep the points we've already got. ............. I'm sure there must a link somewhere but I can't seem to see it anywhere. Thanks all
  8. Monk


    Think as a whole the guy put in a massive effort and did what they could. As a whole we have a decent squad, halfback excluded.Hewitt and Owen had decent games tonight but none of the three are good enough for this league and combined they pull the rest down with them. Apart from SGee there's no leaders on our pitch Must say again though the boys did the best they could. P.s don't blame the ref for our failing tonight or throughout the season. The table doesn't lie at the end of the season.
  9. Monk

    re, batley [homish defeat]

    totally agree with the comments brooksy. It's totally obvious there's no leader on the pitch, Gee can do it at a push but he's only a bit part player and we need a half back or two who can drag and direct players around the pitch neither Owen, Hewitt or LB can do this. Surely Naylor can see this but i'm not sure what he can do to change it. It seems he doesn't want Grimmer in the half (why????) Yesterday pitch was ideal for Gill with Egodo out side him, but they need someone who can deliver a decent pass, the amount of time players had to check their run from simple pass showed a lack of basic skill and ability from our 6 and 7
  10. Monk

    Favourite Oldham player

    Some good calls, surprised nobody's mentioned Paul Round great for entertainment. Also Tim Street both always players hated by away fans.
  11. Monk

    Oldham Predictions

    Yep have to agree with that the Rams fans were a credit to the game. Good friendly banter on the terraces. Keep up the spirit
  12. Monk

    Halves problem

    Agree with everyone's comments, if the halves decided to take the line on a bit more and get dirty once in a while it would massively benefit the team and we'd see a lot more breaks
  13. Monk

    Halifax Easter Monday night

    the poor result has to be put down to bad kicking AGAIN, how many times has this now happened and cost us points. As I've said before this is going to keep costing really precious points and is already the reason we're not much higher up. Neither Hewitt or LB are good enough at this role. Not sure what Scott can do about it though, that's his job, but the problem is easy GOOD EFFORT
  14. Monk

    Bradford Match

    What a fantastic day of rugby, even the sun was shining and the grass looked green. Went today with another 13 non regular lads from the pub who all had a great day out and in the bar after the game with Jack Spencer & Gilly, they even started looking at flights to Toulouse. Must admit thought we were going to lose more points due to another missed kick, but there kicker was there downfall today, as I've said penalties win prizes. Great effort by all the team 'bodies on the line', without criticism I still think there's better to come from this side. Oldham made my weekend :-)