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Jimmy DoNut

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  1. Just an observation , and I'm not trying to pick the team , but I think Brierley may be at full-back, Hartley in the centre and Holcroft on the wing.
  2. I didn't think Brierley looked uncomfortable at all on the wing, but agree it would be good to see him get an extended run at full-back next year.
  3. So with respect, what makes you think Clifford and his mates were the answer to all the club's problems? Perhaps Chris Hamilton thought otherwise?
  4. Go on Tandle save me the job of reading it. Enlighten me as to what really happened!
  5. I don't know Chris Hamilton personally, but he deserves more respect than what some people say about him on here. Can you elaborate on what you mean by 'some of his behaviour' mate?
  6. The club were at Hurst Cross one season only! Once again Tandle you are talking ######. Does it cross your mind that Latics might have wanted too much money when the rugby left?
  7. The Hairnets as you call them are HALFWAY DOWN LEAGUE ONE ffs!!! They were taken to the cleaners by North Wales Crusaders at the week-end, who says their coach is decent, their league position suggests otherwise, Chase has been past his best for years. Why are folk on here so negative all the time, frustrates me! Unless you're a closet Hairnets fan on here to stir the s**t?
  8. 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!
  9. Personally Tandle, I think it's Big Brother hinting at you to stop posting now!!
  10. If Whitebank is no longer an option, probably at Bower Fold. Not rocket science is it!
  11. 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.
  12. That Dave needs his Butt kicking!!
  13. And perhaps S. O. Else & his.
  14. Have a word with Mandy !! But if it's donuts you want, I'm your man
  15. 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
  16. The Widnes website/Twitter feed describes Roby as 'centre Lloyd Roby'. They should know.
  17. 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.
  18. Any names about players who want to leave Oldham & go back?
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
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