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Jimmy DoNut

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  1. I been thinking, since we beat Newcastle Thunder in the 2019 Promotion Final, our club has had nothing but BAD LUCK, none of its own doing. All clubs experience it from time to time, but surely not like us! Consider all this:- 2019 - Scott Naylor and Pete Carey resigned as coaches, Richie Hawkyard chose to leave, Zack McComb chose to sign for Sheffield, Paul Crook retired as a player, Scott Law & Emerson Whittel went to Australia, Kyran Johnson picked up a very bad injury against Thunder & hardly played again, Dec Kay never played for the club again, match-winner Jimmy Beckett returned to his parent club. The lateness of the final meant that many talented & experienced Championship players had already been snapped up by other clubs. 2020 - Matt Diskin, a fabulous Super League player, and experienced Championship coach, was appointed but sadly that didn't work out ultimately with Matt leaving the club mid-season in 2021, COVID struck and our club was effected more than most due to the terrible illness suffered by Brendan Sheridan, the squad being put together for 2021 post-COVID was decimated before a ball was kicked when 3 players, two of whom were key players, Cam Leeming, Ed Smith and Matty Wilkinson, were ruled out indefinitely (Leeming and Smith were forced to retire as players, Wilkinson was ruled out for the whole year). 2021 - In the first pre-season match Phil Joy picked up a bad injury and has missed much of this year, new signing Ben Heaton started well but was then injured and has missed much of the year, Jack Croft was brought in on a season-long loan but was badly injured in his second game after scoring the winning try against Halifax in his first, Louis Senior came in on loan but was recalled by his parent club after one game, some players have failed to live up to expectations as Championship players, as a result of all the injuries too much has been asked of the young players brought in as cover in the main. So there we have it, it's a tough gig in the Championship and a club like ours needs a bit of luck. We have had none!
  2. Personally Tandle, I think it's Big Brother hinting at you to stop posting now!!
  3. If Whitebank is no longer an option, probably at Bower Fold. Not rocket science is it!
  4. Somebody mentioned Matty Wilkinson, he's been a massive miss for us this year, as well as Gregory & J Abram have done. Be great to have Matty back hopefully next year. I don't think there's a single player in the squad who couldn't do well in League 1, the jump to the Championship is vast. We do need 2 good experienced halves though obviously.
  5. That Dave needs his Butt kicking!!
  6. And perhaps S. O. Else & his.
  7. Have a word with Mandy !! But if it's donuts you want, I'm your man
  8. That sounds like the answer to a quiz question! If so, the question must've been 'Can you name 3 generations of the same family who played professionally for the same club?' OK Yeds fans, have we got any who did that? Oh and they all have to have the same first name too
  9. The Widnes website/Twitter feed describes Roby as 'centre Lloyd Roby'. They should know.
  10. Nelmes and Reilly have both been great for Oldham this year, but Reilly especially. I think he'll be our Player of the Year, so it surprises me that they would want to return to Dewsbury.
  11. Any names about players who want to leave Oldham & go back?
  12. As an Oldham fan, you should be aware our performances have been excellent in the last 2 games, very unlucky to lose at Whitehaven & to London Broncos on Sunday. I feel a win is just around the corner, we desperately need to beat Swinton this Sunday though. If we lose, its probably curtains but if we win & you lose at Whitehaven, it's game on! You're favourites to stay up obviously with 5 points more than us, but it could just get interesting. I'd love to come to your place on the final day just a point behind you
  13. Hi Cliff How are you? You're right, of course, we need a win for sure! But the performances of the team at Whitehaven & against London Broncos needed to be applauded & the fans on here were right to feel upbeat. Don't forget though, we're not looking up at every club, there are several in League One in worse positions than us.
  14. Blimey Tandle, took me ages to find that!!! You said 3 of our players weren't of Championship standard, fair enough, I don't disagree with you on that. But dare I say, you seem to take some masochistic pleasure from being proven right? If I had made that prediction I would have loved to be proven wrong. Anyway, we'll agree to disagree, we both have the club at heart, so let's get behind the men at Swinton on Sunday & maybe, just maybe, it will kick-start a thrilling end to the campaign.
  15. Tandle, it's not out of Oldham's hands yet, win on Sunday and (if Dewsbury Rams lose at Whitehaven) we are just 3 points behind the Rams, with 6 games to go (and we have to play them yet). The end of pro rugby in Oldham - you're just guessing & surmising. Disaster from the word go - well, we did beat Swinton in the first league game I take my hat off to you if you have supported Oldham since 1949, some achievement that, but supported is the key word. Don't waste all those years of support by turning against the club now, the worry is some people will take your views on board. We're all disappointed with how things have gone this year, but will continue to support the club in whatever ways we can.
  16. Not only are you factually incorrect Tandle, you never fail to lower the mood my friend!! Are you & Cliff blood brothers?
  17. Guess we'll have to rely on catching Dewsbury then Johnny boy !
  18. I had a dream last night. In it we were still in the Championship next year. A fairy godmother waved her wand and instructed the RFL to do away with Championship relegation this season as they are proposing to do in Super League. She said that because Featherstone & Toulouse will be in the expanded SL next year, its only right that the Championship should keep the same number of clubs as this year. So, she said, Oldham and Swinton should be spared and two clubs promoted from League 1 to replace Fev & Toulouse. Then I woke up!
  19. Thanks for reminding us of that Cliff, just as everyone was starting to feel a bit more upbeat. Were you at the game? If so, you might have felt a bit more upbeat too !
  20. "Rise of Rochdale!!!" - have you been on the 'appy bacci, they are halfway down League One!!!
  21. Come on now chaps, let's not fall out amongst ourselves, the season is but young. Plenty of time to turn things around, nothing a win (however distant that seems just now) won't put right. And we are still above Newcastle & 4 points ahead of Swinton (or whatever the % equivalent is). Come on Oldham! Give us a T! (I laughed when I heard this)!!
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