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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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OK, just a personal moan ... why do league matches have to be called "rounds" ?  If the first match of the season is called off and not played until September how can it be called a "Round 1" match ?

Yet another part of Aussie RL that we have had to follow.

No they are not "offloads" they are passes ... no they are not "busts", they are breakthroughs ... no it is not a field goal, it is a drop goal ... no they are not "offensive and defensive teams", they are attackers and defenders.

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Well we know what has to be done now , not a bad set of opening fixtures, nice to start with a couple at home. The two openers wont be easy, always tough against the Cumbrians but home advantage hopefully sees us get the points, North Wales will be a banana skin and not an easy place to get a result, Skolars i expect to beat at home, Newcastle away is possibly the biggest test in the first 5 fixtures coming relatively early. They look like potentially one of the strongest sides we will face with some very good recruitment. Donny and Hunslet are also very tough matches and will be up at the top end. Every single game is vital and some of the so called weaker clubs will be desperate to claim some scalps along the way.

Im fairly confident with our squad we can match anybody at home but our away form needs to be spot on. Its been a bit of an achilles heel for a few seasons.

Looking forward to seeing how the season pans out. Although people knock league 1 there are some pretty good matches across the league. I dont make predictions because they generally bite you on the arris, but i would hope we will be there or thereabouts come the final shakeup.

Going to be tight throughout the season, a good start will be massive to our chances of promotion.

Let the games begin......

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@roughyed34 definitely, if we can keep our composure and see games out we should be fine. Sometimes winning ugly is what's required.

Defence was good on the whole last season it was being on the wrong end of a tight game too many times. 

Some of the experience we've brought in should help to control these games 

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The last time Oldham played Workington and Whitehaven consecutively in their opening home games of a season was 1972-73 - the Frank Foster season - and when Oldham were "World Champions" ... for the uninitiated, Oldham defeated Great Britain at 'Sheddings in a build up game to the 1972 World Cup, which Great Britain then won.

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7 hours ago, RL does what Sky says said:

The last time Oldham played Workington and Whitehaven consecutively in their opening home games of a season was 1972-73 - the Frank Foster season - and when Oldham were "World Champions" ... for the uninitiated, Oldham defeated Great Britain at 'Sheddings in a build up game to the 1972 World Cup, which Great Britain then won.

I remember seeing Frank Foster at the old Athletic Grounds. I didn't realise he only played for one season. He'd a great game that night. A really tough, aggressive forward.

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11 hours ago, RL does what Sky says said:

The last time Oldham played Workington and Whitehaven consecutively in their opening home games of a season was 1972-73 - the Frank Foster season - and when Oldham were "World Champions" ... for the uninitiated, Oldham defeated Great Britain at 'Sheddings in a build up game to the 1972 World Cup, which Great Britain then won.

I'm pretty sure I was at that match.  I have this cloudy memory of sitting up in the stands with my grandad and that Oldham beat Great Britain.  My memory is also in black and white!

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9 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

I remember seeing Frank Foster at the old Athletic Grounds. I didn't realise he only played for one season. He'd a great game that night. A really tough, aggressive forward.

Frank Foster played for about one and a half seasons for Oldham. He was signed from Barrow in January 1972 when Oldham were bottom of the league (one division of 30). By the end of the season they were 16th and had lost just two games since his signing - one by just one point at Warrington and the other by just two against St,Helens in the cup.

The following season - 1972-73 - Oldham finished 9th, having actually been league leaders for a time early in the season, as well as reaching the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Frank Foster then retired at the end of that season.

There have been less than a handful of individuals who have personally transformed Oldham's fortunes over the years - Joe Ferguson (1890s),  Bob Sloman (1920s), Bryn Goldswain (1950s)  and Frank Foster (1970s).

 

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The thing I remember about Foster in that game is that he must have punched every member of Hornets pack that night ! Some obvious, some not so obvious.

It reminds me of John Cogger. He was playing for Runcorn Highfield at the time and all their first team players had gone on strike over wages. Runcorn turned up with Cogger ( their only contracted player so he had to play ) and their " A " team. Obviously Hornets won at a canter about 80-0 but Cogger really impressed me.

You could have forgiven him for taking it easy but he played like it was cup final, he was everywhere trying to stem the tide. He went a few better than Foster, he must have punched every Hornets player at some point in the game.

When I saw he'd signed for Oldham a bit later on I thought we'd missed a trick there. I'd have signed him on the strength of that performance alone.

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On 11/26/2018 at 7:23 PM, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

The thing I remember about Foster in that game is that he must have punched every member of Hornets pack that night ! Some obvious, some not so obvious.

It reminds me of John Cogger. He was playing for Runcorn Highfield at the time and all their first team players had gone on strike over wages. Runcorn turned up with Cogger ( their only contracted player so he had to play ) and their " A " team. Obviously Hornets won at a canter about 80-0 but Cogger really impressed me.

You could have forgiven him for taking it easy but he played like it was cup final, he was everywhere trying to stem the tide. He went a few better than Foster, he must have punched every Hornets player at some point in the game.

When I saw he'd signed for Oldham a bit later on I thought we'd missed a trick there. I'd have signed him on the strength of that performance alone.

If telling a tale please get it right Runcorn played Wigan on that day 

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I may be mistaken regarding the striking players, it's a long while ago, this game was certainly around the time the Runcorn players were on strike. My recollection is that their players were still in dispute with the club. You'll have to take my word that Hornets won in a canter and Cogger was the only Runcorn player to really have a go that day. Maybe you were at the game ?

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Make a note of these fixture changes

OLDHAM fans, and especially those who travel to away games, are advised that there are changes to two of our Betfred League 1 away games later in the season.

The game against Keighley Cougars at Cougar Park, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 26, will now be played on the previous evening, Saturday, May 25 with a 6.30pm kick-off.

The game at Doncaster on Sunday, June 9 was originally given as a 3pm kick-off, but it has now been changed to 5.30pm.

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