Dave Naylor

Anthony Crolla Event

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I thought I'd start a thread regarding the club Gala Dinner event featuring the boxer Anthony "Million Dolla" Crolla.  It's only a month away and tickets are £450 (plus VAT) for a table of 10. 

Who's going?

Info on the club website.

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Not a chance mate. Where is/was presentation night for the fans? If CH thinks that the rank and file are going to don lounge suits (cause we all have one lying about)and fork out £45 minimum for a dinner and a chat with a boxer (and lounge suit hire on top),he is crackers.

Bit late in the day for a presentation night now as well, seems like his energies went into this corporate b'lox instead of a normal presentation night. Not right chuffed with that if I'm honest.

Bit of a kick in the nads to the loyal fans.

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An event to celebrate 20 years ? 20 years of what? 20 years of running professional rugby league in Oldham into the ground?

An event to feed one man's ego so a no from me. 

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If anyone wants to check out Anthony Crolla, he's fighting Ricky Burns in Manchester tonight (Saturday).  It's televised live on Sky from 7pm, but I don't think the fight will take place until after the Grand Final's over.  

 

 

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Me personally, I'd have preferred a presentation night with maybe some players in the clubs past doing a few talks on the history of the club.All this dinner and lounge suits is a bit stuffy for me.We could've had a night at a function room with fans ,players(past and present) and club officials present and a right good knees up.All the respect in the world to Anthony Crolla,a local lad who's been at the top of his sport but it's not rugby league. That's my take anyway.

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35 minutes ago, roughyed1064 said:

Don't see connection (boxer) rugby league why?

Exactly. And another thing,quite a number of our fans are probably of pensionable age,they may not be able to afford a function at £45 a pop.

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Feel the same as everyone else, too dear, not aimed at fans, speaker not connected to the sport etc etc.

I also get narked off that we are celebrating being 20 yrs old, we are not, we are 100+ years old. This is just a big pat on the back for the organiser.

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I agree with Whitworth Yed on this - the tickets will be £54 each! Way too expensive. Also, I have no interest in boxing, so why would I want to listen to this guy (no disrespect to him though).

The club "Oldham Rugby" has a rich history and was formed back in 1876. The fact it has had new custodian(s) for the past 20 years is immaterial.

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It's a very difficult one, the new club is 20 years however the roots of the club date back to 1876, when they played what is now known as Rugby Union. 

However Oldham RU celebrated a 100 years in 2001/2002 so the RU club have no interest in dating their history to 1876

For me I have zero interest in the this meal, I consider it to be irrelevant to me as a supporter of the club 

 

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Clifford, the RU club was nothing to do with Oldham FC. Going back to the roots, there were plenty of clubs around the town, such as Werneth. Oldham RU set up as a Rugby Union club, after Oldham FC joined the Northern Union in 1895 as a pro club.

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Oldham football club was formed in 1876 at the prince albert hotel union st. west

Oldham was one of the 21 clubs that left the rugby football union to form the northern union in 1895.

 

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From wikipedia (so open to debate!)

"It is however generally accepted that the new club (Oldham Roughyeds) is a legal continuation of the old club formed in 1876."

20 years my arris, even the club website lists the clubs honours from pre 1997! Hamilton is deluded if he thinks everyone thinks of the club only being 20 years old 😂

This from sheddingwasus above captures my thoughts ...

"The fact it has had new custodian(s) for the past 20 years is immaterial".

He can't have it all ways, if it's a "new club" then all pre 1997 history, all international player honours,hall of famers etc has to be consigned to the bin. 

He wants the rich history of the club but conveniently wants to only remember the last 20 years.

Seriously pezzed off with him and his constant 20 year rubbish. This 20 years could have been a great time to do events for ALL fans over the last year with a nod to the previous 100 odd years also,should have been a time to celebrate everything ORLFC instead it's turned into a farce for a selected few and a homage to CH. Joke.

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if this is a celebration of 20 glorious years of our new club why is ch asking the supporters to pay for it. its his club that as taken our money over 20 years and is asking us to pay more surely he should pay for this as a thank you.

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It is a celebration of rugby in Oldham though, the club that we all support and watch loyally........only to be excluded from the Gala dinner with the ridiculous pretentious dress code and extortionate prices.

As I said the celebration should have been with the proper fans and a proper presentation night as per usual with a dinner etc like previous years.

It's a crock of the proverbial.If anyone is going enjoy it ,as for us that can't afford it or have no desire to hire the correct attire (I don't own a suit of any kind lol)yet support the club all over the country thanks a lot CH. Top effort.

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Pre northern union, there was only one type of rugby. 

Getting back to the subject, it's not something I will be putting my hand in my pocket for

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Is there going to be an end of season function at Whitebank this year?  The dinner at the QEH seems to be just for businesses at those prices.  Surely there will be an awards night fro the fans?

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1 hour ago, PeterF said:

Is there going to be an end of season function at Whitebank this year?  The dinner at the QEH seems to be just for businesses at those prices.  Surely there will be an awards night fro the fans?

I was wondering this too, can't go to the qeh as got a tri club event on the same night. Be nice to be able to go to an end of season event though 

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7 hours ago, PeterF said:

Is there going to be an end of season function at Whitebank this year?  The dinner at the QEH seems to be just for businesses at those prices.  Surely there will be an awards night fro the fans?

I very much doubt it, they want your 45 quid instead. As 34 said, a bit of a kick in the teeth for us fans.Oh and don't forget your lounge suit.

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