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roughyed34 last won the day on March 22 2018

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!!
  4. Wow well that's a positive . See how much we miss Chewy when he doesn't play now?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Tbf Darren Bent would be much better in a 4-4-2. He would have bagged loads for us....had he played RL
  8. 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.
  9. Can't please everyone . Building the best squad for many a year and you get this negativity before a ball is passed. Unreal.
  10. What's this then if not a comment\update from the club? https://roughyeds.co.uk/2020/03/update-from-club-chairman-christopher-hamilton/ LNIA in these times of self isolation please could you adhere to that and stay off the forum. ?
  11. Pretty low metres gained across the board really, I know the heavy ground won't have helped (and from the reports Dews defence was solid) but those go forward stats seem very light to me. Must be one of Langers quietest ever games looking at the stats. As Bryan says defensively the figures are high on missed tackles also, with all that taken into account plus handling errors,and poor decision making it's no wonder we are getting beat. How much do we miss Benty when he isn't playing? Hugely is my opinion. All needs tightening up rapidly (maybe shuffle the half backs around, different game plan) if we are to pick up points, early days yet and we hope that everything improves over the season, to be honest (no disrespect to either Bradford or Dews) I expected us to get the points from those 2 at home. That's gone now, it's a tough league this Championship, Diskin is doing his best in as what ,as we know, are not the easiest of circumstances,he can only work with what we have.Survival is the priority, at the moment that looks a way off tbh. I'm sure the lads and staff will give 100% as always to achieve the goal. Wether we are good enough is debatable. No matter what I will back them win or lose. Up the Yeds
  12. Exactly this. Well said pal ?
  13. Well from afar it wasn't the hammering I expected, Widnes fans and journos very complimentary about Oldham today on Twitter. Massively heartened to see the positivity from our posters on the forum and other social media, it was a game where I expected one of the big guns of the comp to win but I also wanted us to fight hard and give 100%. Seems like the lads did that and a very good attendance too. Positive signs all round.
  14. Well from an outsider looking in, the performance at Barrow was decent, not the finished article but positive. How does it go so poor in the Law Cup.... embarrassing,shocking,poor all were aimed at Oldham. Can Diskin motivate the lads, well he sure as hell didn't in the Law Cup. Did Nobby ever lose a game at Spotland? Nobby did miracles on a miniscule budget, no matter what people thought of the style, he instilled pride and passion into our lads. the proof is in the pudding. He had pride in Oldham, does Diskin have it? Gave it large before the Law Cup (I know what it means blah blah) in the media and produced nothing.Let's be honest, he didn't rip up trees at Batley. Give the man a chance but I'm afraid with a very limited (numbers wise) squad he will be found out,maybe as he was at the Law cup,signing crocked players will end in disaster. The core of the squad if they remain fit, is good but 21/22 players in the Championship won't cut it. Backs signings have been decent Abram,Charnock,Kay et Al. Forwards need massively boosting. Davies and Sheriffe crocked already. We need some firepower in the forwards. That's a given imho if we have any chance of survival. The club is falling behind with social media and marketing also. We are a Championship club in name but off the field we would be lucky to manage the standard of the National Conference. Sorry for the negativity peeps, as you know I only want the best for our club, hopefully see you all sometime during the season. Try to keep the faith and support the lads on the pitch, long season ahead I fancy. Up the Yeds!
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