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1 hour ago, Dave_Og said:

Why on earth (or any other planet)would he?  Just because a Latics fan is famous doesn't make them a natural owner

 

Clearly it is something of a fantasy to expect Brian Cox to launch a takeover for Latics. 

 

However, I am consistently astounded at the amount of successful people from Oldham or with strong connections to our town. Witness the obituary of Paul Ritter, both of whose parents were from the town.

 

There would be mileage in tapping all these type of people in an organised fashion to publicise the club's plight, offer connections and support and generally up the profile of the town and the club.

 

The Put Something Back Club?

 

Similar happens in rugby league where big players like Kevin Sinfield, Barrie McDermott and Terry Flanagan support the town and the amateur clubs so that there remains a strong infrastructure and profile.

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Thanks for the update underdog.  👍   I know this is going over old ground, but how is it possible that a recently build stand has more safety issues than the main stand and the Chaddy (the m

Why would someone who is quite clever even think about putting money into this sinking ship. 

It’s a bloody joke....there can be no more excuses as to why the stand is still closed. After over a year including a full close season it’s continued closure due to one or two fire exits and an inade

14 minutes ago, Dickie Down said:

 

Clearly it is something of a fantasy to expect Brian Cox to launch a takeover for Latics. 

 

However, I am consistently astounded at the amount of successful people from Oldham or with strong connections to our town. Witness the obituary of Paul Ritter, both of whose parents were from the town.

 

There would be mileage in tapping all these type of people in an organised fashion to publicise the club's plight, offer connections and support and generally up the profile of the town and the club.

 

The Put Something Back Club?

 

Similar happens in rugby league where big players like Kevin Sinfield, Barrie McDermott and Terry Flanagan support the town and the amateur clubs so that there remains a strong infrastructure and profile.

Fame/success/wealth are readily conflated but not always the same thing.  The town has a long history in theatre but that just means it gets a few people in the public eye. I don't suppose Paul Ritter (born in Gravesend) was especially wealthy on the back of a jobbing acting career just because he eventually struck lucky with a moderately successful sitcom.

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5 minutes ago, Dave_Og said:

Fame/success/wealth are readily conflated but not always the same thing.  The town has a long history in theatre but that just means it gets a few people in the public eye. I don't suppose Paul Ritter (born in Gravesend) was especially wealthy on the back of a jobbing acting career just because he eventually struck lucky with a moderately successful sitcom.

Indeed. It's the profile rather than the wealth which is initially of interest.

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53 minutes ago, Dave_Og said:

I recall when we tried it with Eric Sykes - he quickly realised it was his money they really wanted!

Yes, a very entertaining part of his autobiography.

 

I am, however, talking about profile, influence and publicity rather than major funding

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9 minutes ago, Dickie Down said:

Yes, a very entertaining part of his autobiography.

 

I am, however, talking about profile, influence and publicity rather than major funding

Still convinced he's family.  Spitting image of my Dad and they grew up two streets apart... :)

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4 hours ago, Magic Mikey said:

They wouldn't. Maybe he could use some of the highly sensitive equipment available to him to detect someone with vastly more money than sense. There must be someone out of the billions and billions of people on earth. 

 

3 hours ago, disjointed said:

AL has more money than sense, its just he doesn't have a lot of money. 

Vastly was the operative word. 

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35 minutes ago, BP1960 said:

 

Read my message properly I said consortium not one owner. 

 

No idea whether that's supposed to be tongue in cheek given it just sounds plain stroppy - but  the question was why on earth would he.  Just as valid.  Beats me why just because we've heard of someone we think they'd want to get involved any more than anybody else.

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44 minutes ago, Dave_Og said:

 

No idea whether that's supposed to be tongue in cheek given it just sounds plain stroppy - but  the question was why on earth would he.  Just as valid.  Beats me why just because we've heard of someone we think they'd want to get involved any more than anybody else.

 

No arguing with you, usually the opposite of what people post as though you enjoy that. I've blocked you as no point in responding any more.

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