Oldham Gazette gets first interview with Northstars Chairman
Today the Oldham Gazette has been granted the first interview with the Chairman of Oldham Northstars Football Club. We sent chief reporter and childhood friend Ashley Pluck to conduct the interview.
Ashley Pluck: So James you come back to the town where we both grew up to set up a sports empire. Why has it taken so long for you to get the football team set up?
James Almond: Well Ash I decided that we needed to get a base set up for the football team. So to that end I decided to go with the baseball team first. It was a low cost opportuinty to see if I had the patience that is needed to run a sports club. Once I knew that I did have I passed off the running of the baseball club to my assistant and great friend Denzel Schrader who may help me out with the football team side of things if needed.
A.P: So how did you get involved with the Top2Bottom league and why did you opt to join in with it?
J.A: I was reading one of the trade papers as I wanted to get a football team up and running quickly and there it was. An advertisment that was asking for more teams to join the T2B league. I decided to join it as I had followed the original season of the T2B league with great interest and it seemed like a good opportunity to get a league team going. The team was accepted and we have been building a good squad before pre season kicks off.
A.P: What was behind you decision to appoint an unknown manager in Arnold J Rimmer as the team manager?
J.A: Well I was looking for a manager for the team but I didn't want to appoint a known manager as there would then be so much pressure from the football fans in this town. As you know very well Oldham has a great footballing history which I want to carry on as much as possible. To that end I had to come up with a name no one knew. I mean look at the reception for Oldham Athletic's manager Dave Penny. He was known quite well throughout lower league football yet now the Latics fans want him out.
A.P: Yes I know all about that one. Anyway one last question. What can we expect from the team in the championship during your first season in the league?
J.A: Ah the big question. Well you can expect a fair amount of good looking football and also for the manager to have a healthy transfer budget to bring in any players he thinks are needed. Obviously I have managed to bring in some great signings with players like Iker Casillas, Mauro Camoranesi, Marcelo to name but three players in the team. However if you want to know any more about team affairs I'll point you in the direction of Mr Rimmer and his assistant Carlos Queiroz. I'm just the money man my old friend.
With that the interview was over. Ashley Pluck reports thath his old friend has lost none of his old self after making the money that has helped him to bankroll this football team and that he's still an Oldham boy through and through. There was also the fact that the Oldham Gazette has been confirmed as the only paper to get the inside scoop on any goings on with the team apart from Sports.tv.