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at 07:28 6 Apr 2019
As a new day dawns, let’s forget about seats, mugs and assorted accusations of tin-pottery around the club’s apparent fawning to todays visitors, and focus on the business in hand – this afternoons game.
We’re in a key stage of our season and our search for survival, our form has picked up since BBM took charge and we seem to be heading in the right direction, and our visitors are at the end of a very long week of a Sunday Wembley appearance and a mid-week trip to Accrington. This is all set up to be good afternoon and one we should approach in good heart.
|Financial Crisis at the Dale?|
at 16:26 17 Dec 2018
I’ve heard it suggested that the club’s financial affairs are not all they might be, and such is the issue that at least one player will need to be sold in January.
All this comes on the back of a reported loss from last season. Despite what we might think about previous player sales with add-ons, the cup run and associated TV money, and owning our ground, I understand that good sources have said that relaying the pitch and buying the ground contributed to last season’s state of affairs, while this season the windfall payments have dried up, we’re overspending on the player budget and the reduced price season ticket offer have all taken their toll on this season’s budget.
This seems to have been coming for some time now. All this was, I have been informed, was known about and lurking in the background before the boardroom unrest was made public.
|Snow - new panic thread|
at 08:15 15 Dec 2018
Snow, freezing rain, sub-zero temperatures and glaciers sweeping down from Owd Betts all forecast...will the game be on?
|Checkatrade v Oldham - Tuesday at 7|
at 13:54 8 Dec 2018
Seemed to get lost in all the fuss about boardroom changes - the re-arranged Checkatrade game is Tuesday 11 December … at 7pm again.
As with the first time, a 7pm kick-off and there's no way I can get over from smacland for that time.
As I said the first time round, I suspect it's a deliberate ploy by the club to keep the attendance down - with this being a local derby and the only time we'll meet Oldham this season this match could be expected to attract a larger crowd than if we were to play, say Notts County. The draw v Man City muddies the issue even more as this potentially gives the game a little more edge than first time round.
Come on the new Board - show a little bravery, move the start time to 7.45pm, open up the Sandy and give more of us a chance to get there!
|Lisa Stansfield on t'tram|
at 08:48 28 Sep 2018
As if having to get the tram at 6.30 this morning wasn't bad enough - to also have Lisa Stansfield gormlessly bellowing 'I've been around the world aye aye aye, isn't the tram great' etc at you just about puts you over the edge.
Something to do with BBC music day - www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/music-day-singing-stars
Seems that LS will be appearing on a music tram - while it would probably an extra incentive, if you're so minded, to lob a brick at the Oldham/Rochdale service, no doubt it will be on the Piccadilly/Media City line to entertain the luvvies and keep her away from the chavs.
Also says that Blossoms will be appearing at a surprise location - to narrow it down, I'd suggest Stockport bus station, Stockport rail station, Stockport town hall, Stockport public lavvy....
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