[oafc1]THE CHADDY-END SURVEY[oafc1]


The following survey results are the earlier comments about the survey


(NAME) Alan Ferguson
(age) 19-24
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Lookers Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Douglas Lutener
(age) 19-24
(visit) only for big games
(sit) chaddy end
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) anthony hennessey
(age) under 18
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Me, Myself & I
(age) 19-24
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Lookers Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) Even though I sit in the lookers, I would prefer to sit in the Chaddy end. If the Chaddy end was designed like the rockie road end, I feel that it would attract more fans just becaue of the crytal clear view. No posts in the way. The Preston stand is a prime example

(NAME) michelle
(age) under 18
(visit) almost every game
(sit) George Hill Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Michael G.B. Carroll
(age) 19-24
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Lookers Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) Their is plenty of seats available at the moment. Pity Eh! I would simply love to come to Boundary Park more often but I simply cannot afford it.

(NAME) Daniel Hay
(age) under 18
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Chaddy End
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) There ok only the reserved seats are a pain as no one sits there anyway.

(NAME) steve wood
(age) 35-44
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Lookers Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) At present I sit in the lookers stand with my daughter Rachael, brother Tony, nephew Jack and our friend Stan and his son Adam.This is mainly due to the better views afforded in this stand. However,having sat in the Earl Barret stand aka Rochdale Road end for the Chelsea cup tie and having experienced the tremendous atmosphere, acoustics and better views, I would though it breaks my heart to say it, prefere the Rochdale Road end as the "home"end.

(NAME) Mark Corbett
(age) 19-24
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) There are two reasons why I think theRochdale Road End would not be better:
1)With our current crowds it might kill the atmosphere a lttle as it would feel a little empty.
2)I think we definitely play better when we attack the goal with our fans behind it in the second half, because it rouses the crowd when they are closer to the goalmouth action, and it is advantageous to have the benefit of such factors at a later, more definitive point in the match. Given this last point, I also feel it is of great benefit to play down what is a much steeper slope than many realise, in the second half (a factor Joe Royle pointed out makes a bigger difference than most fans realise). Therfore, as the slope descends to the 'chaddy end' we could not have the benefit of both these factors in the same half, if the Rochdale Roade End was the home end.

However I would also point out that the issue of accoustics is a very significant one, so signiificant in fact, that I might be prepared to tolerate a temporary change of ends. However I think that the long term solution has to lie with a new roof for the chaddy end to improve the accoustics, and maybe get rid of those posts that can obscure the view. I realise we are hard up and can't afford a new stand, but perhaps a new roof is within our limits.

I would add that we should also be rather less kind to away fans as well. I don't want to sound cruel, but I've been to plenty of grounds where they do it to us and there is a definite advantage to be gained from it I feel. We should stick them in the remotest corner of the groud we can find, as far away from the action as possible so that it becomes more difficult to generate any kind of atmosphere and get behind their team.

Finally, this idea of keeping small away followings together within that tape(presumably to make stewarding easier) has prompted me to think that when we could do the same for home fans when not expecting a big crowd because this too seems to help generate an atmosphere. I'd also like to add that the biggest boost of all to the atmosphere would be to bring back standing. The atmosphere has never quite been the same at any ground since a lot of them were forced to go all seater.

(NAME) ryan hamer
(age) under 18
(visit) almost every game
(sit) George Hill Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) The rocky road end is much louder, than the chaddy, I sit in the george hill paddock, only 4-5 seats from ritchie. We can see the chaddy clapping but hear nothing. Away fans often shout less, but generate more noise.

(NAME) Matt Rogers
(age) 19-24
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Other
(OTHER) Lookers Paddock
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) How ironic that the old Broadway Stand is now called the LOOKERS Paddock - you can't SEE a thing when the sun is out and the view isn't much better when it is pouring down on you! Seriously though, I think it would be a good move to move to the Rochdale Rd End - you really can't hear the home fans in the Chaddy because of the roof. Sod tradition - that never helped win us any matches - MOVE NOW!

(NAME) Darran Reitze
(age) under 18
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) Oldham Athletic and football tradition has been ruined in recent years (ie Hillsborough). Lets keep some things sacred and keep the Chaddy End for true Latics fans. Keep the faith.

(NAME) ROY
(age) 25-34
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Other
(OTHER) GREEN BLOCK LOOKERS STAND
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments)THE CHADDY END DIED WHEN THE SEATS WERE PUT IN FIRST AND THE CLUB BLOCK SOLD SEATS BEFORE THE TICKET OFFICE OPENED EVEN THOSE FANS HAD WAITED ALL NIGHT (LIKE MYSELF)TO GET A SEAT WHERE I HAD STOOD FOR THE LAST 17 YEARS. I DO NOT ATTEND AS MANY MATCHES NOW AS I LIVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, ABU DHABI BUT WHEN I GO HOME AND WATCH THE "LADS" YOU ARE LUCKY TO GET A CHADDY MOAN,LET A LONE A ZIG-A-ZAGA CHADDY ROAR!!!!

(NAME) Alex Padgham
(age) under 18
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) The seats in the 'Lookers Stand' should be plastic instead of wood. It makes us look richer. danny r loves man utd but oldham more

(NAME) Ste Wallis
(age) 25-34
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Lookers Stand
(OTHER) just "Lookers" (not 'Hill')
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) The 'atmos' @ Latics is only questionable because of the 'seating thing' if the Chaddy were to be reinstated as a standing area (Which would be far safer in cases of bombs, fire, riots etc) the 'atmos' would return. [FACT] The Hillsborough thing was terrible but LOGIC HAS TO PREVAIL PEOPLE! I say change the question. It shouldn't be where we should sit, but IF we should have the CHOICE to sit or STAND.
There is only one answer. Thank you, S.G. Wallis

(NAME) David E
(age) 25-34
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Lookers Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Harry Anderton
(age) 45+
(visit) only for big games
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) I used to stand in front of the main (George Hill) stand years ago but since I only get chance to visit BP yearly I usually sit in the Seton stand with my nephew who is a member. There's nothing like it for atmosphere.

(NAME) Alan Manning
(age) 45+
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) I would move, but I would prefer to stay. If we are going to get a new ground ther is little point in changing now.

(NAME) Gary Turner
(age) 35-44
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) David Hollinshead
(age) 25-34
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) George Hill Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Bill Mercer
(age) 25-34
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) I always used to stand in the Chaddy Road end and have had a season ticket since it became all seater. Unfortunately I now live in Birmingham so don't make it to as many games as I'd like. I think that it is totally ridiculous to even consider moving our 'home' end to the Rochdale road. We may not have very long left at BP as it is. All that tradition will be lost if and when we move to Sports Park 2000, so lets hang on to our spiritual home while we can.

(NAME) David Gordon
(age) under 18
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) Think of all the great moments at the Chaddy End (Redders' penalty e.t.c) we can't move!

(NAME) Joe Payne
(age) 19-24
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Richard Gibbons
(age) 19-24
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) I'm a poor student and I have 2 pat 13 a time! If prices r not slashed I will have 2 stop going breaking a 14 year old tradition!

(NAME) Andrew Simpson
(age) 19-24
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) daniel
(age) under 18
(visit) almost every game
(sit) chaddy end
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Ross Coyne
(age) 19-24
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) The Chaddy end will always be our home, and it will be sorely missed whence the new stadium finally is built.

(NAME) Gavin Davis
(age) 25-34
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) john rainsford
(age) 35-44
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) George Hill Stand
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Craig Tattersall
(age) 25-34
(visit) only for big games
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) Born and raised in Shaw living in Canada now but still a huge fan

(NAME) LUKE SUMMERS
(age) 19-24
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) CHRIS
(age) under 18
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Lookers Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Martin C
(age) 25-34
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Lookers Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) I stopped going in the rochdale road end a couple of years back because it was virtually empty and had the atmosphere of a graveyard - I would return should the home end be switched- The 'chaddy' suffers from obstructed views.

(NAME) paul hughes
(age) 45+
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) this seasons pies are much improved on last season. Without the pies, the club would fail!

(NAME) dave smith
(age) 35-44
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Kevin Howarth
(age) 35-44
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) steve farrell
(age) 35-44
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) Remember, if the sun shines you can't see anything from the bottom half of the rochdale road end. And if it rains, again the bottom half may well as have bought paddock ticket's.

(NAME) andy white
(age) 25-34
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) John Roach
(age) 45+
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Ian Sudlow
(age) 35-44
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) kevin kehoe
(age) 35-44
(sit) Other
(OTHER) wherever, now live in oz
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) I've seen quite a few matches from the Rochdale rd end and the view is much better (no pillars), of course if you could still bounce up and down at the back of the chaddy that would still get my vote. I wonder if anyone has analysed at which end Oldham score more goals as that may be a factor in choosing the home end?

(NAME) Steve J. Dunkerley
(age) 19-24
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Glenn Robinson
(age) 25-34
(visit) almost every game
(sit) George Hill Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) I dont think the acoustics are any better, its just that away fans make more noise generally than home fans, and Oldham fans havent had much to shout about over the last few years. The atmosphere at the Chaddy end is getting better, now we are turning the corner, and there is plenty of room at present. The club can get more revenue from large visiting teams as more away fans can be accomodated in the Rochdale Road end. With a new ground around the corner anyway, is there any point in changing now anyway?

(NAME) Trigger
(age) 19-24
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) Does thsurvey really matter now the fact that Sports Park 2000 is going to be built?

NAME) Andy Porritt
(age) 19-24
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) Not living in Oldham any more, I don't often get to many home games. However, I do not believe that switching the 'home end' to the Rochdale Road Stand will make an difference. It's still the same people shouting just as loud, and any acoustic advantage is debatable. I mainly watch Latics away from home when they come down South and there have been may occasions when a couple of hundred Latics fans have drowned out a far larger Home crowd..."You're supposed to be at home!...". I just think that small away crowds try harder to make themselves heard, therefore giving the imression that the Rochdale Road End somehow increases the support by 50 decibels.

(NAME) I Felstead
(age) 35-44
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments)I expect the Chaddy enders will not want to move, however, if the objective is to try and create a better atmosphere to lift the team, may I suggest the Lookers stand regulars, who must be in the worse stand at BP be asked whether they want to move to the Rochdale Road End or not instead and keep the Chaddy as the Home End.

(NAME) Matt
(age) 19-24
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) The atmosphere at BP is better now than for years, to move is pointless, as we are moving grounds soon anyway.

(NAME) Tony
(age) 25-34
(visit) almost every game
(sit) George Hill Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Ian Broadbent
(age) 45+
(visit) between 4 & 10 times per season
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) I would put the away fans in the Looker stand and allow Latics supporters in both the Chaddy and the Rochdale Rd Ends. I would stay in the Chaddy end. The disadvantage of the Rochdale Rd end are that the wind is always in your face and the sun is in your eyes. On cold days the Rochdale Rd End must have a wind chill of probably 10-20 degrees compared to the cosy Chaddy end. On wet days the rain sweeps in causing fans to move to the back of the stand to keep dry but if it were 1/2 full it wouldn't be possible for everyone to move back. To sum up the problems with the Rochdale Rd end:
When its sunny it's in your eyes
When it rains, it's on you
When it's cold, then it really is Ice Station Zebra.
The good thing about the Rochdale Rd End is the acoustics.
So, let the hardier Latics supporters use the Rochdale Rd end so that the players get vocal

(NAME) adrian scott
(age) 25-34
(visit) almost every game
(sit) George Hill Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) this is a bit of a dead horse now the ground is sold but until we move i feel we should keep

(NAME) Peter Berry
(age) 45+
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Lookers Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) glynn roberts
(age) 35-44
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would be a better 'home end'
(move) I would move to Rochdale Rd. end

(NAME) Billy of Lees
(age) 35-44
(visit) almost every game
(sit) Seton Stand
(home) The Rochdale Rd. stand would not be a better 'home end'
(move) I would not move to Rochdale Rd. end
(comments) I'm happy in the Chaddy...I've always watched Latics from there and any (debatable) acoustic advantages provided by the Rochdale Rd End would be crushed by the sight of away supporters cavorting around in our spiritual home.


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