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roughyed34 last won the day on March 22 2018

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  1. Been a while since I said a word. Been very interesting to see the opinions of my fellow Yeds over the course of what has been a disappointing season. I can't comment on the performances obviously but seems like the kids have done their best and the older heads haven't performed...that's gleaned from Mr H's podcast the other week. If we have to ask if the Wigan lads will play then we are doomed imho, these lads seem to have injected a bit of go forward into us and when they don't play we lack something. Looking from afar please next season can we have a side that pulls their tripe out for the shirt. We seem to have capitulated every single time we go behind, compete for a half then ......nothing. why? Bad coaching? Bad players? Shocking season imho, can't blame the coach really,been tied down by no ambition. Next season if we are to survive we need to sign some quality ala Keighley. Can we afford it? Win against Hunslet is glossing over the fact we ain't beat one side in the top 6 all season,and one result could get us in the playoffs Not good enough this year. It's been embarrassing. Remember when we had a journeyman side under Naylor? Many people said sack the coach, the players were rubbish etc,but we fought hard, a never say die attitude but won this division. This season has been tough. It's done. We won't win nowt, we need to rebuild the team now not the club, the off field stuff is fab but the bottom line is without a side people believe in, no one goes. Let's win this game get battered at Hornets and rebuild. The recruitment has let us down massively, just like the squad in the Championship,that was top 8 according to Diskin. Stuart Littler hasn't turn into a bad coach overnight,but simply has been hamstrung. All the best guys. Enjoy dipping into the forum every now and again and seeing the passion that exists. We all want a successful Oldham, maybe Flat Cap Frank has a couple of bob to help us!! OTID
  2. First game I've seen for a while and I admit some reports I've had from previous games I've honestly said "really, are we that poor?" wanting to believe we weren't. Sadly it was right, we lack confidence, had no go forward and our ball control in the first half was terrible, second half in patches was reasonable and we did well, very much Jekyll and Hyde today. The lack of basic skills has shocked me to the core. In the last few years one thing we have had is reasonable ball control,we could catch a ball, pass a ball properly and compete although our game plan was basic,we did complete sets and hold the ball far better defensively and at least the forwards made inroads in attack. We can take some positives from the second half, we need to compete for the full 80 if we have any chance of survival. Its definitely not looking good, week off then Haven away. Lose that and its curtains I'm afraid. Such a positive and uplifting pre season has crumbled. Disappointed in the way this season has panned out is an understatement.
  3. Well there it is. Correct decision although always a shame to see someone lose a job. Right then, deep breath and await further developments.....and a reaction from the players next time out. Let's see where we go from here.
  4. My opinion remains the same, I havent watched all the games for obvs reasons, only the our league ones. The squad is capable of doing the job, some games were almost unwinnable before the season started. The massively disappointing thing is the results and performances against sides we thought we were able to compete with, we shouldn't be losing to Haven and Dews at home and should have beat Sheffield. (No disrespect to any club) So ask your self, have all these players suddenly become poor, forgotten how to do the basics, perform to a game plan that is dire? Repeat the same thing ad nauseum even though it doesn't work? Who implements the systems and game plans? That's right the Head Coach! Fundamentally this is where the problem lies imho, he has had time to rectify the wrongs and has failed to so miserably. Remember these signings were "his" signings and CH stumped up to get the players he wanted in. Maybe some players are not up to the level he thought , maybe therefore he shouldn't have made bold statements about how well we were going to go this season and instill a huge wave of optimism in fans. The players look lost, lack energy and fight and that seems to me to be a lack of faith in the coach, they try to force systems that don't work and then become demoralised and panicky. Defensively from Brooksy's stats I notice many many missed tackles, more than I remember from previous seasons. From said stats our go forward is garbage, why? The forwards are big enough to make more meters per game than they are, they have proved it either with us or other clubs. No platform, the backs have no chance. It comes from the coaching systems imho. If the coach can't adapt and have more than a plan "A" then that's a damn poor coach at this level. It's been a shocking, frustrating season and will continue to be if we continue down this path and style. Only one way to go for us at this moment in time and it sure isn't the middle reaches of the champ! Who then to replace Diskin? Well anyone available would be a better bet than watching us rapidly heading for the exit door. If this group of players hypothetically, were coached by say Naylor and fought with the same pride that his sides always did,and we had 4 wins on the board would you still say they were not good enough? I accept the fact players are under performing, but there must be a reason. Fans are rightly upset and disappointed with the season, its hard to see a way back if relegation becomes reality. The club does seem to be in the worst position overall for a while, that's saying something! We all want a successful side and club at Oldham, my fear is that we will never see that again. It's tough to watch this season turning into our own Annus Horribilis. Relegation would be a bitter blow, the loss of the club would be a tragedy. Ps. Young Yed- if you are suggesting that I am a happy clapper as you put it, I can assure you you are way off the mark!!
  5. Wow well that's a positive . See how much we miss Chewy when he doesn't play now?
  6. Tbf Batley are going well, we definitely were not at the races but they have posted some impressive wins this season. I wouldn't worry too much about that one. Play sensible and mistake free and we should have enough but Haven will have marked this game out as a must win. It will be a dogfight for sure, be nice to back up after last week's win. I'm confident in all of the lads who play tomorrow. Should be another cracking game.
  7. It was in honesty a brave and gutsy performance from the lads, silly mistakes and a lot of the missed tackles resulted from broken field running from London. No Sammut and they probably wouldn't have won. He is a genuine talent and a game breaker. We stood up well, can't fault the effort and commitment. When we get bodies back we will be fine. Dupree was on a scoring run when his hammy went, that could have changed the game for sure had he scored. We are doing it tough with injuries and isolations but credit to the lads for a battling performance. One day we will get a break and wallop someone, more positives than negatives yesterday imho.
  8. Tbf Darren Bent would be much better in a 4-4-2. He would have bagged loads for us....had he played RL
  9. David and Glen Liddiard,David and Anthony Gibbons, Chris and Phil Farrell, Phil,Andrew and Richard Joy, Ged and Wayne Corcoran , Thomas and James Coyle at Oldham.
  10. Can't please everyone . Building the best squad for many a year and you get this negativity before a ball is passed. Unreal.
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