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Roughyeds vs Thunder Sunday 13th April

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See You Sunday, Thunder Army

 

If you get chance to come and say hello to the lads behind the sticks, they will make you and your family feel very welcome.

 

The club bar is open from about non ish.

 

Thanks for posting on our forum.

 

Regards

 

Oldham13

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Lalar my dads 83 and is going on Sunday for the first time in 2014

He may only attend 2 games but he has been supporting oldham since the late 30's

Under the present theme he cant call himself a fan

My ar$e

Im with you

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Stanley Gene hopes his side get back to winning ways this Sunday when they travel to Oldham for their Kingstone Press Championship One 5th Round clash. 

Speaking to ThunderRugby.com, Gene said: "Sunday is going to be a tough game - Oldham are third in the league. As a team, we need to do the little things right."

The Kumuls legend added: "We've not been far off in the last two games. I've been very critical of the boys, but I know that when you put new structure into a team, it takes a while to get used to it.

"A couple of our boys come from an amateur background and they're improving with every game which is a positive, but now we need to kick on and challenge Oldham and see where we're at.

"We're going to miss our experienced men Paul Stamp, Matty Barron and Rhys Clarke in the middle, but the players who are coming in can take that chance and cement their spot in the team."

Thunder will select their matchday squad from the following players, with the starting XIII to be announced later this weekend:

1. GREG EDEN

2. TOM LYNCH

3. CHRIS HEIL

4. JOE BROWN 

5. JACOB BLADES

6. MATTY BEHARRELL

7. CARL PUCKERING

8. LEE FEWLASS

9. RICKY HOUGH

10. SONNY ESSLEMONT

11. JASON PAYNE

12. AARON OLLETT

13. SAM BOWRING

14. JOSH STOKER

15. ALEX RUFF

16. CALLUM COCKBURN

17. CONOR CONDRON

18. JOE HODGSON

19. BRADLEY KREBS

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Roughyed 34 if the wonderful CH hadn't managed to upset two very good sponsors the club would be approx 15k a year better off, in 17 years the club has managed to lose around 3500 supporters or followers now I doubt if CH left we would get 4000 gates straight away but we would get some back, the problem is CH will not leave a nicely paid job without a pay day! the club has no assets so who is going to give him his payday! the debts will be made up of directors loans I would imagine in the way of deferred salary payments. The club is going nowhere CH is quite happy collecting his salary and will carry on doing so.

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As I have often said on this forum no one is going to invest in the club without having first hand knowledge of the details of the debts and seeing the books.

 

What is puzzling is how the club has managed to avoid liquidation with the amount of debt shown and no assets.

 

If the debts are directors loans then the directors should be applauded for keeping the club going.

 

However  I doubt if the debts which were over £200,000 in the last accounts are all directors loans. If we owe HMRC very little in past debts as was quoted in the press not long ago then what are they and how have they accrued.

 

CH said when he took over that he would be open with the fans and keep them informed about the club.

 

I think that information is long overdue.

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Haha! we again end up being so negative.

Well i'm celebrating having two fantastic teams to support this weekend. I'm gutted i can't be at the u20s game because of work. But will be there on Sunday enjoying every minute, win or God forbid lose. Why because We are Oldham Rugby! And we are so blessed to have such a great team. Past is past, Sunday is the present! And say what you want, we have a fantastic opportunity to go up! But guess what? even if we don't, we are still Oldham Rugby.

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Here Here Tosh,

 

No matter what positive rugby post people put on the forum, the same negative nellies drag it back to the same subject. le Tosh1960, your post is marked Oldham v Thunder, clearly a post about the match but we arrived about at negativesvilles.

 

The same people who have financially supported in the past but now support the club spirit continue to post negative opinions and they infiltrate all rugby posts about OUR current team and other rugby matters.

 

Lets have one topic banner for "negative, anti CH, I am not going ever again whilst CH is in charge, I don't like Whitebank, and lets talk about starting a new club", then the rest of us use the forum for rugby matters, and we don't have to plough mountains of negativity everyday.

 

Look forward because that is way we are going.

 

Two great games to watch this weekend

 

Come on Boys

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If we get promoted this season, will we be able to play in the higher division? Are plans laid down for whitebank upgrades to allow us to go up? Simple questions and yet the club continues to keep fans in the dark as to future plans. What is the team playing for? And what are we paying for?

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Ok the point is that people are complaining of attendances,the ground etc, the point is the club has not been well supported way before CH took over, for example in the SL the average attendance at BP was only 3832! That was for the premier division of RL, now we are languishing in the bottom tier the attendances at games compares pretty favourably to other clubs in Champ 1 and most in the Championship. 4000 crowds probably wont be seen for a long time if ever again. If everyone went in the super league days and we only got 3800 or so, how even with the people who stay away now, in the lower tiers of rugby will it improve? The level for ORLFC looks to be around 4000 ish. So the decline in fans has not just been since CH/Nomads/Whitebank, it was also BP and Jim Quinn days. The figures dont lie

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For anyone thats wants a beer pre match tmoro we are meeting the Gateshead lot at king George around half twelve all welcome up the Yeds

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As I have often said on this forum no one is going to invest in the club without having first hand knowledge of the details of the debts and seeing the books.

 

What is puzzling is how the club has managed to avoid liquidation with the amount of debt shown and no assets.

 

If the debts are directors loans then the directors should be applauded for keeping the club going.

 

However  I doubt if the debts which were over £200,000 in the last accounts are all directors loans. If we owe HMRC very little in past debts as was quoted in the press not long ago then what are they and how have they accrued.

 

CH said when he took over that he would be open with the fans and keep them informed about the club.

 

I think that information is long overdue.

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As ever Harry, you are absolutely spot on in your comments and the first paragraph of your post in particular.

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Roughyed 34 if the average SL gate at BP was 3832 and the average crowd now is around 750 we have lost approx 3100 since the formation of the new club, Harry I presume the debts are directors loans because I cannot see how the club would be allowed to run up a debt like this otherwise with no assets.

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Yes you are right cluedo. The new club though was only drawing 1200 or so from the start, the crowds if ch went would realistically be around that 1000 figure. An increase but not the hordes of returning fans some suggest. Well thats me done,, game day is here. Up the Yeds!

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First ORLFC 97 crowd was over 3500

The problem from the very start was that we were in the third tier. Although relegated from Superleague, the old club went bust and the new club had to apply for entry into the rfl, and so the very bottom. If I remember rightly we were only allowed in on the proviso that we weren't paid any money for 2 years, might be more not sure. So we've been battling up hill from the very start.

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I went today. Cold but the rugby was good in parts

The club needs to market a little better

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I went today. Cold but the rugby was good in parts

The club needs to market a little better

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Positives today - After a scrappy opening 30 minutes, we then produced some good rugby to score 4 tries and 3 goals in the next 20 mins to virtually put the game to bed. We then continued to throw the ball about and score at regular intervals over the next 20 mins before letting in a couple of sloppy tries before Bloomfield completed his hat trick with a couple of minutes to go. We effectively negated the effects of the slope in the 2nd half by starting most of our sets 30 yards out and reaching the half way line at least on the 2nd or 3rd tackle. IMHO, rugby as entertaining as I can remember over the last couple of years. Well done, Oldham.

 

Negatives - I thought whispering Sid Lowe had died. How did we manage to bring him back on the tannoy, which was totally inaudible and embarrassing. I think my comments, earlier this week about kick off time, were entirely justified by the size of the crowd, 446.

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I understand the tannoy is a tactical issue and not the fault of the person who has stepped in to help out after Nigel sadly passed away.

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As I left the ground I listened to oldham cr and they interviewed ch. And he wasn't happy with the display and he was upset at a loss as to why so few tuened up

One of the commentators said he had the reasons why no one turns up but he didn't share them

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Firstly, let me start by introducing myself because I am new to the forum. Today was the first Roughyeds game I have attended. I have found the club like I found Oldham Athletic: by myself. I have few ties to the club in terms of family (although a uncle was a supporter of both clubs). So - hello all!

 

Secondly, going off what I have read so far there seems to be a huge amount of off-field issues (similar to OAFC). I look forward to learning about these.

 

Thirdly, the game. My knowledge if ever-improving and considering this was the first live game of Rugby League I have attended I found it difficult to follow, although I did my best and grasped that we were more or less on top throughout.

 

I genuinely enjoyed the match, I enjoyed listening to some of the characters, it was very friendly and I will always follow a local sports club so I will be visiting Whitebank again very soon.

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