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shaw llewellyn

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  1. It was a positive meeting with the focus on getting the club more involved with Oldham community and vice versa. Time will tell how things work out but ideas and plans were realistic so hopefully everyone can pull together to raise both the profile and the funds needed to allow the club to progress.
  2. At least we had hope when we were reborn in 1997. What do we have now?
  3. Irrespective of the central funding being announced do we not need a 2022 squadbuilder or something like other clubs do. Whatever the outcome the club will be worse off than this year I am sure. I would think the supporters association or Rugby Oldham or whoever could organise. Having missed a number of live games this year and saved some cash, if we could find 300 people to contribute say £100 then it would go some way to replacing whatever central funding we don't get.
  4. Just out of interest does anyone know what it would take for Whitebank to meet championship rugby standard. That is allowing for the fact that any restructure of the leagues will no doubt mean moving the goalposts. No pun intended.
  5. I have to agree with blind side johnny. Nothing is a level playing field. In the Premier League in football Norwich are not in the same bracket as Chelsea. In Superleague, Wakefield are on a different level to Warrington. It is always about the owners with the most money and always has been. It just so happens that we are one of the clubs with no money.
  6. Well done from an Oldham fan. A shame that the last game will not be a decider but I am sure you are ok with that.
  7. As mentioned above we need to win 2 more games than Dewsbury and then assuming we have played the same number of games it will be all or nothing on the last day of the season. Dewsbury themselves are struggling so next few weeks will determine whether we have the last day decider or not. The hard bit at the moment is winning any games at all. The last two games needed cool heads and game management to see the game out from winning positions. Lets hope that starts on Sunday
  8. There needs to be a change whether that is in personnel, attitude or tactics. The problems include Bridge serving a 1 match ban and Green's name not being mentioned by the club anywhere. I guess something has happened behind the scenes because he would have been in matchday squads otherwise.
  9. According to our own match report - In the interests of fair play, perspective and the likelihood that many people will still regard Thunder as a sort of development club in an underdeveloped (in rugby league terms, that is) part of the country, it should be pointed out that their 17 on duty here could claim 376 Super League appearances between them, compared with Oldham’s 24. Which is all well and good but they had still only won two games before yesterday.
  10. I agree with Happyed in that the forwards at least are a match for most teams in the championship but aren't being used correctly whether that is due to the quality of the halves/hooker or the coaching. Prime example, in my opinion, is Liam Bent. He will tackle all day but we still seem to use him to drive the ball in from first receiver when he rarely passes or breaks a tackle. He may be a willing runner but get the others to do the hard yards and let him save his energy to tackle whatever comes in front of him. The last few weeks have been bad but we still have hope.
  11. The bottom line is that losing at home to teams like Sheffield (no disrespect intended) will see us relegated.
  12. Seems odd that Green not on injured list but not even in 21. I fear something afoot behind the scenes. Abram has not shown up well in last couple of games and yet I can't see Hartley replacing him so it really does seem like the definition of madness - doing the same thing and expecting a different result. I hope we are all proved wrong
  13. On paper I think our forwards are as good as most others in this league. Tony Rea seemed to hit the nail on the head in commentary. We ran the ball in without any support players or decoy runners so Widnes committed 4 players to a tackle, stopped Oldham players in their tracks and slowed the play the ball. Widnes did the opposite so we could only commit two men to a tackle which gained them ground and got them quick play the balls. Off the back of that their halves and full back had time and space to work W know Reilly and Dupree in particular can break tackles so a few adjustments to our attack might reap rewards. Hope someone at the club paid the £4.95 and they can watch the game back and listen to the commentary.
  14. Half Time team talk should be to listen to Tony Rea who is a pretty good commentator.
  15. Like second half at York. Hardworking Oldham versus skillful and classy Widnes.
  16. We arent having any luck are we.
  17. It may say 34-6 but Oldham much better and just struggled with 12 men against a side full of super league experience.
  18. Great effort so far. It was high but why red and not a sin bin. Seen a load of sin bins this year for high shots.
  19. If this is a decision by the RL then it sums up their incompetence. It's not going to be televised by BBC, Sky or Our League. It's an opportunity to allow the wider public to see a game in a world cup year but the suits are probably too busy looking at applications from New York, Montreal and god knows where else in their misguided belief that development starts abroad.
  20. Played well at London in defeat. Terrible at Batley. Great against Halifax. Terrible today. What are we going to get at Featherstone? If we play like we did today we will get well and truly hammered. Hope it's not a wet and windy night and we keep hold of the ball.
  21. Very disappointing after Halifax game. With tough games coming up this was a game we should have been looking to win but fortress Bower Fold has been well and truly smashed wide open.
  22. We have gifted 24 points. Handling is shocking.
  23. You might want to explain that to BBC who appear to have no idea.
  24. So Toulouse have 100% win ratio so they might as well not play another game and finish top of the league and get promoted. I think that they actually need to play a minimum number of games but for me it's points that determine who is the best team not percentages.
  25. This % win is utter rubbish. You win a game and get points. That should be it.
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