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1 minute ago, Monty Burns said:

No it doesn’t it means that Scholes thought, and quite probably articulated, that if marco tells him who to pick or not pick then that’s not acceptable and a deal breaker. Then marco told him who to pick or not pick, which was not acceptable, and the deal was broken.

But once? just once? that still implies his heart wasn't in it anyway

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14 minutes ago, rudemedic said:

In terms of respecting the local area and those who reside there, then I'm sorry to say that Oldham Athletic are unlikely to ever meet this target again. The population of Oldham is 22.5% non-White and likely to be rising, I doubt the crowd at the football club is a quarter of that. I think our best chance in my memory to meet 11.25% (so half the rate of the population of Oldham) is with the current owner.  

 

I think I understand what it is you are saying rude i.e. Oldham's ethnic minorities are not represented proportionately amongst Latics' attendances.

 

If so, the point is not at all simplistic. There has been initiative after initiative (mostly behind the scenes) to encourage Oldham's Asian community, particularly, to support the Latics. None have worked.

 

Again, the reasons are complex and probably too lengthy to debate on here. I wish our Asian commmunity would come along and support us; bloody hell, we need all the support we can get! I just don't think they will.

 

If you want to see a really concerted effort in this regard, there can be few finer examples than Bradford City (Bangla Bantams etc.). Despite the politically correct brigade hailing it as an overwhelming success, the fact is, it's hardly made a dent in the overall % of Bradford's Asian community as a % of Bradfords's home gate.

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14 minutes ago, True Tic said:

But once? just once? that still implies his heart wasn't in it anyway

Not forgetting the subtle hints beforehand that he makes reference to in the interview.

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2 minutes ago, deyres42 said:

Not forgetting the subtle hints beforehand that he makes reference to in the interview.

 

And being told to make people train with the youth team.

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2 minutes ago, jorvik_latic said:

 

And being told to make people train with the youth team.

Could have played them if he wanted to do though, McFluff says so.

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1 hour ago, rudemedic said:

Appointing Kevin Birkett to a role at the club,

 

#fakenews

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2 hours ago, rudemedic said:

Credit for you for attempting to define this, but by your definition we haven't been a family club for over 25 years. Appointing Kevin Birkett to a role at the club, nevermind Detective Shitpeas will mean we will never be a family club for a few years anyway. 

 

In terms of respecting the local area and those who reside there, then I'm sorry to say that Oldham Athletic are unlikely to ever meet this target again. The population of Oldham is 22.5% non-White and likely to be rising, I doubt the crowd at the football club is a quarter of that. I think our best chance in my memory to meet 11.25% (so half the rate of the population of Oldham) is with the current owner. 

 

Any owner who isn't a fan is going to see the club as a money making project, although heaven knows why. Selling the club to Moore nevermind the Landlords or Marco put a dent in that. 

 

Any club that signed Lee Hughes, nearly signed Ched Evans and has been linked with a few other nefarious characters is already in negative credit in terms of being a family club. The fact that our Community Trust do such excellent work, and the players join in too, means that negative credit is wiped out. 

 

But I'm sorry to say even by my definition, which is a lot less strict than your definition, Oldham Athletic is not a family club. I doubt it ever will be. 

Good response... I was really talking about the club I grew up with from 1976.

 

It has changed  for the worse, sad to see.

Feel sorry for the young fans who never got to experience the "glory days " like me.

You never know though, things can change.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, jorvik_latic said:

 

And being told to make people train with the youth team.

He said he had to do that because of the large squad. Not because he was told to

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2 hours ago, rudemedic said:

Appointing Kevin Birkett to a role at the club,

Glad to see that didn't take long to become OWTB FACT

 

Didn't happen. Hasn't happened

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Wonder if the bottler ever got a wage? Maybe the Lemmys interfered knowing he'd walk and they could look like the good guys, as though to say oh well, at least we tried etc?

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1 hour ago, deyres42 said:

Wonder if the bottler ever got a wage? Maybe the Lemmys interfered knowing he'd walk and they could look like the good guys, as though to say oh well, at least we tried etc?

I thought you wanted this thread locked? 

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8 minutes ago, League one forever said:

I thought you wanted this thread locked? 

My heart wasn't in it.

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On 4/13/2019 at 9:15 PM, latics22 said:

What coach??

The coach issue was AL telling Scholes not to trust one of the coaches because they had a close relationship to one of the players...

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16 minutes ago, Lee Sinnott said:

The coach issue was AL telling Scholes not to trust one of the coaches because they had a close relationship to one of the players...

Someone was having a relationship with a bus ? So it didn’t turn up as it was scorn ? This club gets mote bizarre by the day ...

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1 hour ago, Lee Sinnott said:

The coach issue was AL telling Scholes not to trust one of the coaches because they had a close relationship to one of the players...

 

Now before Scholes arrival we only had two coaches at the club didn't we.

 

Remind me what those two coaches were doing this weekend?

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What I find puzzling is, a lot of people said cog had been dropped by AL. He’s played every game under wild and it’s hinted Scholes was told to drop Clarke and he’s started every game. He obviously has a rock on for bragner, but the rest seem fair game?

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I’ve heard that when the players shower he comes in and make them all wear bragner masks. With no eye holes.... don’t know what he gets up to, when they can’t see him?

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21 hours ago, True Tic said:

But once? just once? that still implies his heart wasn't in it anyway

Really doesn’t. It says Scholes laid out his terms and stuck to them.

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3 hours ago, Monty Burns said:

Really doesn’t. It says Scholes laid out his terms and stuck to them.

It does it does it does 

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4 hours ago, True Tic said:

Is bragner a new signing? 🙂

It’s owtb , mandatory to spell it wrong?

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On 3/14/2019 at 5:13 PM, lookersstandandy said:

 

I mean..... you've got to be kidding haven't you..... it's staring you in the face.... that the owner is a massive c*nt.

On balance, it would seem that way but Scholes knew that before he eventually took the job.  When he came in, all expectations had gone for the season.  Scholes could easily have given it a good go until the end of the season and see where it went.   IMO, I think Scholes used the alleged interference to jump ship because he realised he was not up to the task. Had we stuck with Wild we would have been in and around the playoffs. 

 

Anyway, we are where we are.  I do not like the owners methods, as reported on here and by disgruntled ex employees, but he is the only one putting money into the club.  Hence, I will continue to support the manager and team (and all the local support staff) and hope the trust can enter into a dialogue with the owner and get the club run in a fit and proper way.  

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2 minutes ago, Whitts said:

 Had we stuck with Wild we would have been in and around the play offs.

It could and should have been all so different but you're spot on, truth is I can't see anyone from recent lists of candidates that could do any better.

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