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Number 7 .As my son lives in Wrexham,I`ve been to see them a number of times (and in their previous incarnation!).The ground and facilities are excellent as are the local (very knowledgeable) fans.I was talking about paying 14.00 for watching my team play as poorly as they did.If we had their ground - and a team playing with so much heart,as they did- I`d pay 14.00 .

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For an Extra pound, you can watch C1. Whitebank is £11 this season. You can argue the pro's of the NWC stadium, but the fact is £14 for RL at this level is overpriced. I think the pricing reflects that only 700 turned up , about 100 of them were Oldham supporters. Be interesting when we come for the League fixture, how many of us Oldham fans will attend if the pricing remains the same.

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I really don't care what the admission price is .....if the roughyeds commitment is there...

There was no apparent commitment, and who can blame the signed on guys when marwans misfits are foisted on us !

Hamilton (who I never thought had a soul) has sold us all further down the river ...

The teams #####

The clubs #####

The games #####

NEVER again will I travel from Devon to watch such ###### !

Good luck ...Farewell

I'm off

Chas

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I really don't care what the admission price is .....if the roughyeds commitment is there...

There was no apparent commitment, and who can blame the signed on guys when marwans misfits are foisted on us !

Hamilton (who I never thought had a soul) has sold us all further down the river ...

The teams ferked

The clubs ferked

The gemes ferked

NEVER again will I travel from Devon to watch such ###### !

Good luck ...Farewell

I'm of

Chas

Bye then ,don't forget to take Dave with you.

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For an Extra pound, you can watch C1. Whitebank is £11 this season. You can argue the pro's of the NWC stadium, but the fact is £14 for RL at this level is overpriced. I think the pricing reflects that only 700 turned up , about 100 of them were Oldham supporters. Be interesting when we come for the League fixture, how many of us Oldham fans will attend if the pricing remains the same.

The Racecourse ground is owned by the Uni' next door not the club, so it all has to be paid for when the NWC use it. 721 turning up is a lot more than turned up at Whitebank (580) for the league game between these teams last season so how does the pricing reflect that?

£12 was information directly from the ORFL website, but on checking it does say prices for 2011, so if there has been a reduction perhaps the website could be updated to save further confusion.

Personally I'm just glad that people choose to follow and support their teams away from home even if sometimes they have to pay a little more at some grounds that at other places.

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After Sunday's embarrassing defeat at the hands of a Crusaders, who deserved to win and did so comfortably. The feeling of disappointment is a lasting one. The manner of the defeat is difficult to take. I can understand "Chas" not wanting to travel all the way from Devon to watch what was one of the WORST ever defensive performances, that includes the season we lost all 18 matches in the Championship (Remember that season)

The measure of a team is how they respond to a defeat and especially a embarrassing defeat like that. Take nothing away from the Crusaders, the best team won and they remain favorites for the league and the NRC Bowl final but the sheer lack of passion, commitment and defensively work ethnic was clearly evident by a group of players who had promised so much in pre season.

We will have a better understanding of the issues facing the playing side of the club after the match at home on Sunday

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it appears 3 of the 4 you didn't need scored all your points ??

Fair comment Middleman ...at least on the face of it....but where were those DR players when we were shipping 48 points ... gone missing ... thats where . In the 2 previous games the key to both victories in close fought games was the willingness of everyone to man up and put their bodies on the line for the team . I'm not saying that the 4 DR players cannot defend but when they are only guesting for a new team there is never going to be the same commitment to the cause and so the hardest job suffers ...defense . The loss of team morale and a willingness to scrap for each other was always my greatest concern about DR and sadly this was all too evident on Sunday .

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it appears 3 of the 4 you didn't need scored all your points ??

Fair comment Middleman ...at least on the face of it....but where were those DR players when we were shipping 48 points ... gone missing ... thats where . In the 2 previous games the key to both victories in close fought games was the willingness of everyone to man up and put their bodies on the line for the team . I'm not saying that the 4 DR players cannot defend but when they are only guesting for a new team there is never going to be the same commitment to the cause and so the hardest job suffers ...defense . The loss of team morale and a willingness to scrap for each other was always my greatest concern about DR and sadly this was all too evident on Sunday .

I have to agree ruffyed. It was a poor performance all round but when the going got tough the DR players seemed to disappear, as opposed to stepping up and showing the class we would expect from fringe SL players. DR is quite new to everyone involved and hopefully the Yeds will learn from Sunday.

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Only 700 turned up and 100 of them were Oldham fans allroughyed? I wonder how many will turn up for the game at Oldham and you must have triple vision because there were 30 Oldham fans at the most in a crowd of 721!

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Only 700 turned up and 100 of them were Oldham fans allroughyed? I wonder how many will turn up for the game at Oldham and you must have triple vision because there were 30 Oldham fans at the most in a crowd of 721!

There was a section of about 30 of us together, with the rest spread around the ground. We dont go to grounds for the facilities,we go to watch the team. £14 in my opinion for that level of RL is a rip off. Other teams in modern stadiums dont charge that, Hornets only Charge £12. If you think it's good value, feel free to pay £14 when you visit the Whitebank.

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How much is it in Whitebank this year? How much is it to transfer to the seating and can us Hairnets sit in it, or are we barred?

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Only 700 turned up and 100 of them were Oldham fans allroughyed? I wonder how many will turn up for the game at Oldham and you must have triple vision because there were 30 Oldham fans at the most in a crowd of 721!

ONLY ...............721 .........lets see how many turn up at Whitebank before you say ONLY ............

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Mr Pooing Dog.

Standard Admission is £12 (I think) and an extra £2.00 to the seating area

You are all welcome!!!

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Mr Pooing Dog.

Standard Admission is £12 (I think) and an extra £2.00 to the seating area

You are all welcome!!!

£11 in this season, I suspect the transfer fee is the same. You'll be allowed into any spare seats about 2 mins to KO , when the shut off for the season ticket holders to take their seat starts.

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We dont go to grounds for the facilities,we go to watch the team. £14 in my opinion for that level of RL is a rip off.

Ah! now I get it, your quite happy to; stand in the rain, in mud, on a sloping pitch, with lets face it poor facilities (but granted a good club house) for £11 or £12 + £2 if you want a seat, if there are spare ones!!. Which unless my maths is completely wrong is £13 or £14 for a seat :rolleyes: according to your post #39 above

That's OK, its the level of RL Oldham served up on the day, that's upset you is it? Because surely it cant be the level of RL that the NWC served up, because that was well worth the £14.

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Ah! now I get it, your quite happy to; stand in the rain, in mud, on a sloping pitch, with lets face it poor facilities (but granted a good club house) for £11 or £12 + £2 if you want a seat, if there are spare ones!!. Which unless my maths is completely wrong is £13 or £14 for a seat :rolleyes: according to your post #39 above

That's OK, its the level of RL Oldham served up on the day, that's upset you is it? Because surely it cant be the level of RL that the NWC served up, because that was well worth the £14.

Stand up at every game mate, including last sunday, and no, it wasn't worth £14. As I said, for an extra £1 you can watch C1.

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Stand up at every game mate, including last sunday, and no, it wasn't worth £14. As I said, for an extra £1 you can watch C1.

Its what you didn't say, i.e its also £13 or £14 to sit at Whitebank!

Have you pointed out that this is, in your words 'a rip off' to ORLFC?

Whether you choose to stand in a seated ground is your choice but as the Racecourse ground is all seated that's all it should be based on.

At the end of the day nobody dragged you through the turnstile and forced you to pay.

Hopefully this wont put people off travelling down for the league fixture later in the year to support their team but if it does then it's their 'choice'. But the rent etc for the Racecourse ground that NWC are privileged to use will still have to be paid to University.

As for C1. I think on that performance you did hopefully see at least one C1 team ;).

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I would rather pay an extra two quid to watch OUR players, coached by OUR coach, playing for OUR team.

Regardless of the standard of the facilities or the ground, if we have to generate funds to pay for players then I would rather pay the extra to have those who are commited to our cause, than save the odd bob here or there and instead have to watch some Super League cast offs who've rocked up into the team 48 hours earlier just because the club doesn't have to pay them.

If we always strive to do things the cheapest way possible, then you're not always going to be happy with the result.

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I would rather pay an extra two quid to watch OUR players, coached by OUR coach, playing for OUR team.

Regardless of the standard of the facilities or the ground, if we have to generate funds to pay for players then I would rather pay the extra to have those who are commited to our cause, than save the odd bob here or there and instead have to watch some Super League cast offs who've rocked up into the team 48 hours earlier just because the club doesn't have to pay them.

If we always strive to do things the cheapest way possible, then you're not always going to be happy with the result.

And then go bust and start up again just like last time

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Your support of your team is commendable but you really do need to try to keep things in perspective. Allroughyed is entitled to his views on the cost of admission to your ground in much the same way as you are entitled to your opinions on the state of Whitebank .

And yes... it was a poor performance by us and the inclusion of the DR players at the last minute probably had a lot to do with this ...but if you don't try something new occasionally you will never learn anything or make any progress .

Most if not all Oldham supporters would prefer us to be a stand alone club but the reality is we have linked up with Salford and our priority must now be to get the best out of the arrangement.Your club has opted for a different approach and they can be congratulated for that .

You did give us a pasting last Sunday but just remember this match counts for nothing when the C1 League starts ...we comprehensively outplayed Barrow in the Challenge Cup last season but then we got hammered by Saints in the next round ... our season went from bad to worse after that and it was Barrow who had the last laugh gaining promotion . Maybe we have learned from that experience and we are now content to try out a few different options in Cup competitions to keep the squad fit and healthy and ready to go when the serious stuff begins in what will be a very short season.

I sincerely hope that you and your team believe , on the basis of this result , that we pose no threat to you or your title ambitions ... maybe we won't but the one thing I can assure you is that it won't be so easy next time we meet ...

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Did the 4 dual reg players keep out 4 players that would turn our side able to beat Crusaders in the league?Not good enough in the forwards.

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I think you're missing my point ruffyed, the comment wasn't about whether or not we think we'll beat you it's about what the aspiration or aims for the club are.

It's a fine balance to put together a team fans want to get behind at a price theyre prepared to pay to watch.

My point is if clubs see DR as a way to cut costs and throw unknown players into a team at the last minute and still expect the speccies to get behind them in the same way then they're wrong.

So you then end up with a downward spiral.

It doesn't take five seconds on your forum to see what Roughyed fans really want to see is Roughyed players and quite right too... and if it costs the club a bit more to field their own players then that's what they have to deal with.

And it's no secret that the RFL cut it's funding of C1 clubs by nearly 40 percent year on year so they've all got a job on to keep their heads above water.

But that doesn't mean we should accept our league being watered down to save a couple of quid as ultimately in would then wither and die.

So going back to my original point, I willingly pay a pound or so extra so I can watch my team who win, lose or draw will fight for the shirt they are wearing.

I am delighted to see that Scott Naylor has said you won't be using any DR this weekend as it restores the integrity of the team and allows you to get behind a bunch of boys who I sincerely hope will turn St RochHelens over.

And I'm prepared to bet if I'd asked all the people who posted on your forum after last weekend if they'd give the club an extra quid to stop them having to use DR tomorrow they'd all have had their hand in their pocket.

Yes SN has said it this weekend, but with such a hefty reduction in central funding and the fact that you've actually dropped prices for this year, does that mean he'll have free reign to pick and pay his own players each week or will he have to resort to getting the freebies in from the Reds?

Look forward to seeing you at the Racecourse again this year, your Lion is a legend!

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And then go bust and start up again just like last time

Not sure we or hornets have any high ground in that regard...

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Not sure we or hornets have any high ground in that regard...

we have both been through it but both clubs have now cut their cloth were as NWC are still spending big on their squad

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