Pigeon Lofter

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  1. Can you link to the Twitter account please? Would like to see this one.
  2. As is being in Bangkok and having to rely on the BBC website. The scores keep getting reduced on each refresh action,reverting to earlier states of play. The game just went from 14-26 to 6-6! Next time I refresh the page it might be 0-0......
  3. Oldham shipped over a couple of gridiron guys in the early 1970s. Played one game....think it was against Blackpool at Watersheddings. One guy (Sam Moore?) threw two huge cross-field passes as seen in the NFL,both were intercepted resulting in tries against the home team. The match was subsequently lost,the Americans left the club never to be heard from again. Was funny at the time,and still is now remembering it.
  4. Thanks for posting that! Fantastic graphics too...though I was watching Fox News for a minute!
  5. Johnny Blair was the best kicker I remember,both from hand and place kicking. As a fullback he didn't get much play as Martin Murphy was the regular choice. This of course from the mid seventies,the last time I was in Oldham. Phil Larder was the place kicker and Frank Foster the touch finder and drop kick guy...but I always felt it should have been the other way round.Ian Holland took over the kicking duties at some point but he wasn't the same standard as JB. I heard John Blair died a few years ago.....well before his three score and ten.
  6. Clubs often don't publicise when a player unilaterally decides to Jack it in as they hope that the player might attract interest and a transfer fee from a third party.Saying he has packed it in means no possibility of a transfer fee coming down the pipeline.Hence the silence.
  7. Got it.....involves a team mates wife it seems.
  8. What was his "crime"? Haven't heard a single rumour....yet.
  9. Is this available anywhere?? I have (irregularly) typed the title into Google,but never been successful in tracking down a copy on Amazon,Abe Books,ebay etc. Can't visit "local" bookshops as I live on the South Coast. Is there another source anywhere? And if the book was so successful (as it clearly is),why didn't the publishers go for a reprint? Thanks.
  10. Bringing Toulouse in is a good move....will keep the French game motivated and add a touch of the exotic to those playing in the third tier. As to the late season partition...well,it will stop the lower clubs getting mullered by vastly superior clubs on the current regular basis and even things up a bit for them.....again,a morale booster. Got to be optimistic.
  11. Just had a quick google and found the last update was three years ago......https://www.youtube.com/user/OldhamRLFC Someone has uploaded the entire Oldham v Coventry game though from April 2015.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg3_suH1zOI
  12. A few years ago I used to watch occasional Oldham RL games on youtube.....are these still being made and uploaded? Filming wasn't great but commentary was enthusiastic! Any information please?
  13. Just Googled it,and got this : http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/may/07/toronto-rugby-league-team-talks-join-england-league-1-canada I was about to say stranger things have happened...but I'm not so sure they have!
  14. Not a very enlightening post,how about furnishing some detail so it can be discussed? What,where,why,when would be good for starters.
  15. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Watersheddings-Whitebank-Oldham-League-Memoir-ebook/dp/B00XG9GKCO/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431788764&sr=1-3&keywords=roughyeds