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  1. There's no doubt that the website is spot on, as is the other work that Dave Naylor does with the excellent match day photography etc. As for the coverage in the Oldham Times, Roger Halstead provides his usual excellent reports. However, if you saw the daily print version of the paper, you may be as disappointed as me, to see that, the 'Yeds' don't get the profile they deserve. It must be on 5 days out of 6, that we get a large picture of the Latics Manager, glaring at us off the back page, rather than any positive rugby news. Very sad, I'm afraid.
  2. Well done - a great win, on the back of hard graft and perseverance. A great confidence booster for everyone too. Apart from that, it was a good game all round and the commentary team was the best we have had this season - knowledgeable and unbiased.
  3. Logic

    Fred Hall

    I cannot confirm one way or another, but I suggest that a bit more sensitivity would be wise, rather than assuming anything. Yes, Fred was very badly injured in an accident, around 1985 and became confined to a wheelchair. He and his wife moved out of the area and Fred was in a care home for a while and still could be. However, when his son Martin, was still playing, his wife took him along to matches and I last saw them together, in Oldham about 4/5 years ago. Though communication was difficult, he still had a good sense of humour. After that, I don't know, but perhaps someone invo
  4. Hi, to all friends of the Roughyeds. These are difficult times for everyone, but as a fans' support group for the Roughyeds, ORSA (the Oldham Roughyeds Supporters' Association) is very aware that it will be crucial to make an extra special effort to do whatever we can do to prepare for the 2021 season. Something that costs nothing, to enable the accumulation of important funds to assist the squad, both prepare for and go onwards into the season, is Easyfundraing. ORSA's last 4 quarterly payments have raised a total of £225.14 and that is thanks to just 23 supporters who have rai
  5. What nonsense as usual, but especially insensitive at a time when the most important matter is, that a member of our coaching staff and possibly other people we know, are fighting this dreadful virus in hospital. Have some respect LNIA.
  6. Kevin was a great a player and one of my Oldham heroes in the '60's and it's very sad to hear of his passing. As someone has already pointed out, Kevin was a plumber and on that subject I have an amusing memory of him doing a job for us, sometime in the '70's. We had asked him to replace the old lead pipes in our hot water cylinder cupboard, in what was a difficult and hot space. Whilst he was doing the job, we arrived home from work one day, to find a few empty beer bottles on the kitchen table - "I hope you don't mind", he said " but I've helped myself to few bottles out of your pantry
  7. The weather forecast for Cumbria is very bad all weekend, not so much the rain on Sunday, but very strong winds. So, the game could realistically, be in some doubt. Whatever, we've reluctantly cancelled our trip up, because of the conditions. Good luck and a safe journey to the team and anyone else who is going up.
  8. Logic


    AND... have now lost. Meanwhile, our players are awaiting a flight from Manchester to arrive at Limoges airport for the next part of their journey home. They'd already had a coach journey from Toulouse of over 4 hours. Let's hope there are no more delays. They will certainly be relieved to get back, having got the game out of the way.
  9. In actual fact, the admission prices are around average for Championship rugby these days, just a bit of a shock after the experience of League 1 at a sports ground with limited facilities. Some examples are, Featherstone £22 (£17), London Broncos £25 (£20), Swinton £18 (£15) and Leigh £22 (£20). As you say, it was good to be back there and to have a good crowd too.
  10. It's here, at last - the 2020 Championship journey begins! Looking forward to the game and shouting the lads on. Should be a decent crowd and a good atmosphere. Bring it on.
  11. Before making such accusations I suggest that you bear in mind, that a newspaper prints its features from the information sent to it by the club's media department. However, all club announcements and information appear on the club website. So, if you keep up to date with the website, you will find that the points you mention have been covered at the relevant times: Christmas wishes before Christmas, New Year wishes before New Years Day and confirmation that the full squad of 20 players (prior to the latest signing) are all fully fit and will go up to Barrow. Also, as far as this forum is conc
  12. Hello, all you Roughyeds fans. Thanks to a few very committed fans, ORSA has raised £370 in 2019, the first year of being registered with easyfundraising and we're hoping to raise even more in 2020, in our support of the playing and coaching staff in the season ahead. ? So, if you’re planning to go on holiday, did you know you can raise a FREE funds using easyfundraising for ORSA - Oldham Roughyeds Supporters Association when you book??️? Whether you’re booking a summer holiday, or a short-getaway, if you book via easyfundraising on First Choice, Tui, Virgin Atlantic, Booking.
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  14. In preparation for the challenges of the 2020 season, ORSA is hoping to gather some momentum on raising valuable funds, via https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/orsa/ - please remember, that you can help when doing your online Christmas shopping. If you haven't yet registered for making your purchases in this way, please check out the link above and find out how easy it is, to raise free donations from over 4000 shops and businesses.
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