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RoyalBlueStuey
27-03-07, 08:12 AM
Orrell survival fund (http://www.survival.orrell-rugby.com/)

"It would be easy to give up, and with April 21st 2007 marking the date of our last ever appearance at Edge Hall Road, some could say we would be wise to just call it a day. Failure is not in the Orrell dictionary though, and we are all determined to do everything we can to pull through this. Even if we cannot make it to next season, we can at least go down knowing that we gave it our all. And believe me, we will all fight tooth and nail tilí the death." (copied from the Bristol fan's forum)

RoyalBlueStuey
02-04-07, 08:50 AM
Ooof!

Orrell 0-106 Fylde

Ouch!

Bullitt
02-04-07, 04:52 PM
Well and truely pwned.

getofmeland
02-04-07, 05:03 PM
Its always a shame to see a team in so much trouble.

RoyalBlueStuey
03-04-07, 07:52 AM
Its always a shame to see a team in so much trouble.
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Especially one with such a great heritage. I know the North West isn't a traditional rugby union area but there is still some fine old clubs there. Orrell, Preston Grasshoppers, Waterloo & Liverpool (AKA Liverpool Saint Helens) are all part of the fabric of the game (Remember Dewi Morris & Wade Dooley).

The media seem pretty quiet on this Orrell thing....I think it's 'cause they don't want to spoil their stereotype of lovable Dave Whelan.

RoyalBlueStuey
13-04-07, 10:33 AM
***Update*** (http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0200sport/0350rugbyunion/tm_headline=orrell-to-battle-on-after-merger-with-anvils%26method=full%26objectid=18888011%26siteid= 50061-name_page.html)

Prestwick
13-04-07, 01:12 PM
DON'T GIVE UP ORRELL! DO YOUR BEST! ;_;

Cusker
12-05-07, 07:39 PM
Dave Whelan is a w****r for what he has dne to Orrel. Whent to there last ever game as profestional how can a team playing like that go down?

jeffb
12-05-07, 08:43 PM
You cant blame Dave Whelan, they were in the ****e well before he came on the scene. They all took his money though didn`t they.
They just weren`t up to professional Rugby, when the dark side turned pro. No big crowds, big contracts for players, they just could not afford.

Jeff

Cusker
13-05-07, 12:22 PM
I can he promised them money and didn't give it to them he backed down when things got hard.He has destroyed one of the oldest and great profestional clubs in England and made it in use for the great rugby league team, he i just in it for the money you fail good night. God help Wigan if they go down today.

jeffb
13-05-07, 01:39 PM
Your talking out your arse, he is just a fookin business man, if your business going tits up cause he going to pull out, but the point is Orrell were in deep ****e BEFORE[i] Dave Whelan took over.

Cusker
13-05-07, 03:58 PM
Yeah but he pulled them out of trouble and then just let them go.Nice Man :angry:

jeffb
13-05-07, 06:21 PM
Yeah, beacause he was losing money!! As i have said before he is a business man :P .

Cusker
13-05-07, 06:39 PM
He could of left the club in a better state.What about if he did the same to Wigan Warriors, you wouldn't be a happy chappy?*

jeffb
13-05-07, 06:46 PM
It would be beyond my control, would need to win the Euro lottery. But he is not losing money with the Warriors ;)

Cusker
13-05-07, 06:51 PM
Lucky for you he aint

jeffb
13-05-07, 08:37 PM
Nah, its not luck

RoyalBlueStuey
14-05-07, 08:31 AM
It could be viewed that he ran them into the ground and then cynically took their assets. I'm all for a bit of cross-code rivalry but this is ridiculous. ;)

jeffb
14-05-07, 04:32 PM
haha :P

Cusker
14-05-07, 06:04 PM
Exactly my point!Good Man

jeffb
14-05-07, 06:17 PM
what assets, it was hardly a ground :P

Nat
05-02-08, 12:03 PM
This Orrell thing just proves that Business men and sport dont mix. The Americanisation of sport globally will kill it. Sporting clubs are the grassroots of the game be it rugby,league or soccer. People need to wake up and stop these rich folk from buying their sporting club only to sell it to a delveloper when things get tough.

O'Rothlain
05-02-08, 01:38 PM
This Orrell thing just proves that Business men and sport dont mix. The Americanisation of sport globally will kill it. Sporting clubs are the grassroots of the game be it rugby,league or soccer. People need to wake up and stop these rich folk from buying their sporting club only to sell it to a delveloper when things get tough. [/b]
Dude. I don't know so much if it's the Americanization as it is we live in the modern age, where kit and grounds are expensive, and you sort of have to sell yourselves to your sponsors to get stuff done. The world revolves around money and it's getting harder and harder to come by (Well, the expendable kind). So, it sucks, but this is a victim of the modern times.

redunderthebed
02-03-08, 09:40 AM
This Orrell thing just proves that Business men and sport dont mix. The Americanisation of sport globally will kill it. Sporting clubs are the grassroots of the game be it rugby,league or soccer. People need to wake up and stop these rich folk from buying their sporting club only to sell it to a delveloper when things get tough. [/b]

I whole heartedly agree but its inevitable.



<div class='quotemain'> This Orrell thing just proves that Business men and sport dont mix. The Americanisation of sport globally will kill it. Sporting clubs are the grassroots of the game be it rugby,league or soccer. People need to wake up and stop these rich folk from buying their sporting club only to sell it to a delveloper when things get tough. [/b]
Dude. I don&#39;t know so much if it&#39;s the Americanization as it is we live in the modern age, where kit and grounds are expensive, and you sort of have to sell yourselves to your sponsors to get stuff done. The world revolves around money and it&#39;s getting harder and harder to come by (Well, the expendable kind). So, it sucks, but this is a victim of the modern times.
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You have just summed up the sad reality of modern sport. :(