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Tony Mac

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  1. Hi Dave Would happily go with resurrecting the Bears name. I did plug the Phoenix when they first reformed, thinking about growing again out of the ashes along with the Bear, but the reply back was that they were a new club and wanted to promote that. I am with you that we do need something that can be promoted and have since thought, if not the Bear, what about going along the lines of "Oldham Orcas" or, to attract the younger audience, the "Oldham Raptors" as in Volociraptors out of Jurrasic Park franchise. Here's hoping!
  2. Absolutely right Mr Naylor, I always look for M Brooksy's stats after the games. I think you should also take a bow yourself for all the work you put in. Thanks to both of you
  3. A big well done and thank you to CH on this. It sends out a real message to the supporters, the players and the rest of the Championship. This was right out of the top drawer and if McDermott can't keep us up I don't think anyone can, it's just a pity he wasn't here 3 or 4 games earlier, but still a real lift for us.
  4. Hi Dave Can't disagree with anything you say and I do believe it is an almost impossible task for us to stay up. Having said that, I do feel if we can entice a good half-back we have the pack to allow them the time and room to put on some real attacking plays. Get two established half backs in and we could really move up the league. Keeping everything crossed now that we get a good coach who can hopefully bring one or two players with them to take us Onwards & Upwards. Stay up or not, we need to invest in the new coach which is why appointing the right one is paramount.
  5. Someone losing their job is always sad so I wish Disco all the best. Going forward I would like to see a "recognised" coach in place if available and I would not be against a good player coach, especially one who would fit nicely into a halfback role. Whoever comes in needs to be able to lift the players straight away, build their confidence and get their mindset right. I still believe that most of the players we have are good enough apart from 2 or 3 of the key positions. We also need the coach in place as quickly as possible to give them time to put their stamp on it. I think we all know how important this next appoinment is so I hope CH can find the money for the right one.
  6. Real gutsy performance and I was genuinely heartened after the game. Thought Chewy had his best game for a while and Spencer never stopped running. Take away the silly tries by London and we could well have won
  7. Think a win is a step too far for me at the moment - although truly hope I'm wrong. As Brooksy says, our impressive second half showing against Swinton should give the boys a lot of confidence so it's fingers crossed. I would be over the moon with a win but would settle for a close game with a narrow loss. Come on you Yeds!!!!!!!!!
  8. Hi M Brooksy Your team looks really good and hard to think of changing but I would like to see Benty at Loose for the first games, probably at the expense of Dupree. Think Disco will try out all the players aganst Fev to see how they all go before picking for Barrow. Rotation will paly a big part in te picking of the pack this season. This will give the players a little well earned rest along with help to recover form knocks and injury niggles - there will be no need to play players wh are not fully fit.
  9. Is it still the plan to live stream the games until such time as supporters are allowed in the grounds? If it is, then will the CC Round 1 match against Barrow be shown?
  10. Didn't Simon Haughton (ex Wigan RL) sign for us from Orrell too?
  11. Well, apart from the signings we've made for next season!!
  12. Just want it to be good news as I'm absolutely fed up with what 2020 has brought up to now.
  13. Just watched some YouTube videos of him and he looks like a terrific addition. Strong runner, especially returning kicks, really good defence and fast too. Well done to the Club and Disco!!
  14. There are so many of course but one for me has got to be our comeback win at Spotland in the semi final play off game against the old rivals Rochdale, which sent us on our way to the Grand Final against Widnes. I couldn't grin wide enough and be happier if there were two of me at the end of that match!! Oh the memories
  15. I'd be happy with Luke coming back, the right kind of front rower for the Championship. I was sorry he left before.
  16. I too am looking forward to the season, though I know it won't be easy and we'll probably lose more than we win, but who knows. I'm also looking forward to going to the Fold again as it's a great stadium for RL. As Brooksy says, we did need to change our style of play to stand any chance in this league and hopefully the players will get used to the open play that Diskin is trying to promote. Come on Oldham!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Remember that the CC final is in July this year and not August Bank Holiday weekend.
  18. I know it's not a winning try or great game but, hopefully keeping to the spirit of the thread.....A match at Watersheddings when Buster the Bear rugby tackled a Warrington supporter who had got on to the pitch and knocked him clean off his feet. Still wonder how he explained his clothes covered in mud when he arrived home.
  19. A big well done Mr Naylor, the website is a cracker!! Many thanks good sir
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