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Everything posted by clifford

  1. I always thought that he was a decent coach and did pretty amazing things at Swinton. I hope he's gets another position asap
  2. That's true, we managed to get rugby oldham and Chris talking about moving forward at whitebank but after maybe 2 or 3 meetings were cancelled last minute by chris everyone walked away. Then avro got whitebank the rest is Stalybridge. I still feel that this year is make or break because there will be little or no funding from the sky TV deal for championship or championship 1. So if we are relegated I do feel it will be the end.
  3. I have been on here for years, but over the last 18 months the drive to get to games has become nonexistent. There is hardly any news about the club, I hear training is fantastic but you don't get league points in training. We are short of some creative stand off. The club at whitebank is a gym. Avro have converted at lot of the land for their own purpose and that doesn't include oldham. At this time Saddleworth Annes and waterhead are run better than the pro club. Sadly hornets are running rings round us with their off field stuff and they have one thing better than us they play in Rochdale also they have a forward thinking board. I don't know what the answer is, the issue runs deep and goes back to the sale of sheddings various broken dreams and promises. Look at the demographic of oldham now. The target market is getting smaller year on year
  4. The problem is, we are run as a one man band. Finances an signings are down to one man. Therefore we have a very small pot of money for players coaches etc. Most clubs have a number of Directors with shared liability and as it follows more cash. Oldham will never have a chance of returning to a mid table division 2 team sorry championship team whilst we struggle from day to day. I remember beating Wigan at Central Park in the mid eighties and that's nearly 40 years ago. I can't see us beating any top sides if the present organisation continues.
  5. Season over, IMHO Brian Mc hasn't changed the results still winless. Half backs not good enough. Feels like the last out turn the light off.
  6. "Down with the lions, we're going down with the Lions" Rip oldham rlfc. I'm afraid this year
  7. I am sure I saw a picture on twitter of a lesser spotted Rochdale Hornets programme
  8. Well we beat them last time with Gilly's try at Stalybridge.
  9. Who you gonna call................ Brian Mcdermott a damn sight better than the ghost busters
  10. It's not financially viable to play in Vegas in championship 1. Too much rent; stewards costs and fall in gate money.
  11. I don't know but I do know that the office/porta cabin isn't oldham rugby's. Avro have improved their off field hospitality. Anthony Crolla's gym is the old club house. Oldham's is presumably a room in Mr Hamiltons gaff. If we go down we are groundless
  12. The future is worse, because the base that was at Whitebank has gone, so in really terms we have no offices no ground no assets and only debit. We have a group of players low on confidence, and our leader sacks the head coach and its clear from the lack of progress on the new coach that his decision to sack the head coach was either a headline grabber or a spur of the moment decision. That to me isn't leadership, if you sack your head coach you make sure you have plan B C or D in place first, then it is a seamless transition to the new leadership. My own interest in RL generally is at an all time low
  13. The establishment has wanted to kill rugby league since 1895 and now they have an opportunity
  14. Spot on there, think us and Swinton have gone. Don't know what will happen next year, as we will have to find a ground and with cut funding the future is not so rosey. I have tried to stay positive but can't. If we have pro rugby in oldham next year it will be a bonus. The main reason for being so down is, we sack the coach, ch gives a Churchill speech to the players and there is still no new coach. No new game plan, no new structure, no notice of intent and it follows zero confidence
  15. I would assume that Matt's contract would have to be paid up. Therefore the coffers maybe lacking
  16. I think in all probability we are down looking at the fixtures and our lack of form. A disappointing season so far. After a pre season that promised so much
  17. John coached great britain barla. I think he's got the presence he's been there and done that. I also believe he would give a bollocking if necessary Definitely unfurnished business
  18. In my opinion we need an appointment that excites people/fans/customers. Does Fordy fit the bill, yes will he do it, I doubt it. John Fieldhouse excellent coach, was coaching Woolston recently I think, he could do a job especially with our forwards
  19. I just think that Diskin is a lovely bloke. Always had time to speak to you very approachable. However this is a results base business. It's easier to get rid of one man as opposed to sacking the squad. The team just wasn't performing I don't what the answer is but we are favourites to be relegated and this will play in the mind of whoever the coach is. I don't think that the answer is Scott and I am in the camp of, you never go back. John Duffy would be good but can chris afford him
  20. The sad thing is, that the squad we have was only put together because of the savings that were made cos of covid. Going back to 2015. One of the things that we tried to get the club to do was to communicate with the amateur clubs. Which happened for a couple of years with pre match games. Unsure whether it went as far as I wanted it to go. Getting players coaching in school giving tickets out etc. I can tell it didn't. One of the major problems is the supporter based is over 40 on the most part and I don't see many children turning up. It needs to be addressed quickly as most oldham kids will go to the ol16 postcode
  21. @roughyed34 A happy clapper that's really funny. Taffy is not a happy clapper. Never was and never will be.
  22. I haven't got any knives out for Chris or any members of the team, I just think there was an opportunity to make the club great once again, but that ship has certainly gone. If on the playing side things don't improve we will be in championship 1 next year, but once the clubs realise that there isn't a pot of gold being handed down from Super League will there be a Championship 1, how many clubs will go bust, as it follows straight after the Covid pandemic and playing outside the borough certainly doesn't help if we are trying to engage with children from the borough
  23. Have clearly stolen a march by giving tickets to amateur clubs in oldham. Could follow that they are growing their fan base. Did not think that you could encroach into another pro club catchment area. Hot on the heels of the signing of Chase Andy Mazy has playeda blinder
  24. I have to wear a mask, but I am classed as extremely vulnerable due to being a diabetic. So I have not been out for 18 months properly. I has hoped to get there at the weekend but its not worth it because since my dad died I go on my own. So I wouldn't be able to talk to anyone. With the results at present and the style of play I'm not missing much
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