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Les Pogliacomi (6/15)

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  1. First of all, thanks for putting your sweeping generalisation about 'modern journalists' to one side and listening to an hour's free content. Mine (and I'm sure Matt's) pleasure. I'll leave the digs about Saturday (as I'm sure you're well aware that we are all entitled to an opinion) other than to say that if you thought that was anything other than a fluke then you need your head feeling. While, as I said, the stand and the land are an issue (and a big one at that) they are not 'THE issue'. A few of many examples. Did the stand disrupt a season by bringing in busloads of not-fit-for-purpose players? Did the stand oversee our relegation to the bottom tier for the first time in decades? Did the stand stop pension payments to staff? Did the stand sack Frankie Bunn with us a place above where we are now in the table? Was the stand responsible for Pete Wild turning down his dream job and then pitching up at non-league Halifax months later? Did the stand bring in Laurent Banide? Did the stand sign Urko Vera? Did the stand have a place on the table at Royton Cricket Club? Was the stand cited by Paul Scholes when he left after 31 days? Did the stand alienate a series of decent players (including one who is still at the club playing with the kids while our defence ships daft goals every weekend)? Did the stand get GMP to launch a fruitless investigation? As I said - the vision of a community-owned stadium in town was 'utopia'. I agree that the asking price needs to be lowered. I don't agree that there's no interest from elsewhere, as hard as that it is to believe. I also believe the asking price from AL, if there is one, needs to be made public.
  2. Not an ex-player but didn’t want to start a new thread and this is closest I could see. Does anyone have contact details for Pete Mason, ex-Beyond the Boundary editor? If so, could you message me? Cheers, Mike.
  3. Why on earth would I make things up? What would I possibly have to gain from it? Open your eyes.
  4. Ironically, the only misleading headline is your edited version, Kowenicki. Funny, that. There was no intention to mislead. The headline and the first sentence tell the whole story. To be honest, I found it quite amusing. It’s not a Pulitzer, just a quirky little piece that, unless you’re ultra-sensitive, isn’t really having a pop at the club. I went as a fan for the first time this season, yesterday. Going really well, isn’t it?
  5. Fat? And I know you’re a happy clapping, fingers in the ears, keyboard warrioring ain’t-League-Two-great kind of guy, but there’s no need to drop the capital ‘O’ in ‘Oldham’.
  6. Keegan did not read it here. I was told on Saturday and was asked to do the club a favour and keep it quiet for a while.
  7. Just want to point out that Gordy was many (brilliant) things but a mole was not one of them. The issue for me is that, after getting away with it for years, I'm no longer able to justify spending any amount of time on Latics to the powers-that-be unless it's a huge story. Even then it would probably be a push. Some may say that's not a bad thing. Duly noted on perspective/prospective (!) btw, poor from me.
  8. As Bozman says, you don't want to throw your best questions into the general section for everyone if you've got a separate interview on your own. And I thought mine were alright!
  9. Rummy - Let me be a bit clearer. The poster to whom I was replying said I was blocking people who disagreed with my opinion. When I responded that there was no opinion in the story, I meant from me. Jorvik - I do not make the news, I report on it. I did not go looking on Darren Kelly's Twitter account but when I was made aware of what was on there and the reaction to it from some (by various people) I had no choice other than to do so. PlayItLivo - I did not publish a piece on the political beliefs of any of our previous managers because I am pretty certain they kept them away from the public domain and had not referred to a high-profile political figure as a legend on social media. I am an Oldham fan. I am also of Irish Catholic descent. Neither of the above, however, has any impact on what is or what is not news and whether I should write a story or not. You will see that a series of other media outlets have followed up both pieces. That, to me, suggests it is newsworthy. And as for this 'right-wing Daily Mail' nonsense, I write sport stories, predominantly for our website. At no point has any pressure been put on me to take a certain angle.
  10. Was at FC United's new stadium this morning with Andy Walsh. Mentioned this meeting to him and he would be more than happy to come along and speak about fan ownership and what they have achieved there. If whoever is organising this would like him to attend, give me a shout: mike.keegan@mailonline.co.uk. Cheers.
  11. Because they want the opposition to have as little time as possible to prepare for the new man, Bourney.
  12. Auburn v Alabama. Saw it live. Unbelievable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wndHAXJicPI
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