Pigeon Lofter

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  1. 18-0 after 30 minutes play,according to BBC sport website. A data-entry error or a miracle in the making??
  2. Reminds me how the Fulham crowd in the first season got behind Ian Van Bellen.
  3. The most dubious calls seem to be penalising the defending team when an attacker has spilled the ball through his own carelessness in the tackle,fumbled it at a play-the-ball or getting persecuted for delaying play by not rolling off a tackled player in a timely manner. Either bring the TMO in for these calls or get a second on-pitch official to get up-close just to call these kind of decisions. The other option is to do nothing and carry on as normal....
  4. Three excellent games for sure,a cracking days entertainment! Let's see what drama Sundays fixtures provide. So far so good.
  5. I remember that game. Challenge Cup quarter final and scores level with five minutes to play. Huge crowd,but massively under declared as was the norm back then. Derker was full of Widnes coaches,they brought thousands.
  6. Frank Foster...one of RLs proper hard men...scoring a drop goal to draw against Great Britain at Watersheddings.
  7. Johnny Blair drop kick from near halfway at St Helens,late on, a miraculous 8-7 victory round about 1975 or so. A good noisy bunch of Oldham fans went crackers. Blair was a mighty kicker. That drop goal was the highest I've ever seen. Another memorable game was away at Wakefield Trinity around the same time. Oldham down by 20-0 at half time but nicked it at the death. Sensational.
  8. Can you link to the Twitter account please? Would like to see this one.
  9. 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......
  10. 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.
  11. Thanks for posting that! Fantastic graphics too...though I was watching Fox News for a minute!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Got it.....involves a team mates wife it seems.
  15. What was his "crime"? Haven't heard a single rumour....yet.