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All the hamilton lovers wont like it but.....we had a proud club, ch took over and has taken us into a downward spiral.Compared to other clubs positions in 1997 which club has been as badly managed. You ridiculous Hamilton lovers failed to support roughyedspud now we wait for administration as our salvation. ,

WRONG again. Get your facts right. The once proud club was killed off by Jim Quinn. It was dead and buried well before Chris Hamilton came along. He couldn't take it over as it didn't exist. He started a new club unrelated to the old club. Get it right!!!

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Jim quinn sold watersheddings for a dream of stadium 2000. The rfl let oldham die. CH and 3 others set up a new club.

My dream of Wembley died in 97

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As someone said a good few posts back in this thread. It appears that Mr Hamilton doesn't read this forum so he may not be aware of the strength of opposition building against him from fans who want a change of ownership and him out of the club.
We could maybe take a leaf out of the Coventry City supporters book here and organise a protest or boycott of the games. 
I know that Cov supporters are well organised with their 'SISU Out' campaign and the fans have voted with their feet and won't go to Northhampton to watch their team, with crowds down from 15.000 to around 1,300 home fans.
It's hurting the club financially and will eventually force the current owners into administration fully!
To my mind a similar path is the only way we will prise our club from the grasp of a man who is ruining it and yet can't let go.
The future has to lie with new owners, a return to Boundary Park (impossible with the current owner because they won't entertain him!) and an involvement from fans in some capacity.
I know some fans won't want to stay away and believe me it's hard. I found it difficult at first and still look for the results and hope for the best for the team, but I also want what's best for the future of our once great club and I can see when one individual is destroying it!
Time for change!

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We could follow the path Hornets have taken with a supporter owned club or place our hopes in others with the finance needed to come forward and invest.
The current position is no longer tenable and any of the above would be fine with me..

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if people boycott Oldham Roughyed's, then put simply there will be NO Oldham Roughyed's to support or rebuild because the RLF are under no obligation to grant any new club a licence i.e. Bramley RLFC went out of business and they have never been permitted back into the professional ranks.

 

Boycotting the games is a short sighted strategy that will destroy professional rugby league in Oldham. (my opinion)

 

I have read this thread with interest but talk is cheap. People can post all day long about this issues concerning Oldham Roughyed's but until either 1) Private investor comes forwards and invests, 2) A supporters trust is officially formed and they buy shares in the club or buy's the club  3) A consortium is identified who are willing to provided investment or 4) The clubs goes out of business, then things are going to remain the same.

 

I enjoy watching both teams and I personally will continue to watch my rugby league team.

 

Oldham v Gateshead Sunday 13th April 2014..

 

Get down and support your team this weekend.......

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I think option 4 might be the most likely and start a new club.
Option 1 has been tried and ended acrimoniously (won't go into who was to blame - fact is it happened)
Option 2 would be my preferred option but the debts make it unfeasible and ridiculously he wants money for someone to take on debts he's responsible for accruing.
Option 3 similarly, who is going to hand over a pot of cash and take on those debts?
Fans are already voting with their feet and wallets. A boycott of games will enable the inevitable to come around quicker and then the fans can get involved.
I reckon there's a potential fan base of 3- 4000 and with Hamilton gone we would see a good few return even with the club still in a division as poor as the current one! 

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I fully appreciate what you are saying and I agree in principle about what you are talking about, I completely agree about the fan base within Oldham  but put simply until someone comes forward and progresses your ideas about supporters trust ownership then this thread is just a soundboard.

 

I understand people are frustrated but unless ACTION is taken by disappointed past and present supporters, then nothing with change.

 

If people are so infused by the supporters trust idea then you must step forward and make an official approach to the club with regards to investment or a business buy out. legal advice is clearly needed.

 

The chief executive from FC United is available for consultations with regards to supporter trust ownership.

 

Someone needs to take the first step, if you want change. 

 

 

 

 

 

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The only way Hamilton will walk away is if the RFL stop paying his wages. Other than that

were stuck with him and the bottom tier of semi pro RL for ever. This once great club is now

mentioned in the same breath as Gateshead, London Skolars and all other rubbing rag clubs.

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