Among fans cheering for Oldham on Saturday were converts-for-the-day Sebastien Greninger and his eight-year-old son Antwan, from Toulouse in the south of France.
Fans of Toulouse Olympique, they were here to watch all six KP Championship games over the two days of Summer Bash.
They got on well with Roughyeds fans when Scott Naylor’s men played at Toulouse in April, so they contacted the club and asked if anyone would be prepared to pick them up in Worsley, where they were based, and take them to Blackpool.
Said Sebastien: “If anyone can oblige we’ll share the cost and become Oldham supporters for the day.”
Toulouse didn’t play until Sunday, against Halifax. Sebastien’s plea was picked up by Oldham mascot Roary and his father David Murgatroyd, the club’s official photographer.
Said David: “Roary and I arranged to stop off in Worsley to pick up Sebastien and Antwan. I didn’t charge him either as he kept his promise to give our lads a shout.
“It’s hard enough to explain what a Roughyed is to the uninitiated in English let alone broken French”
Antwan was was presented with a club shirt by Roary from all the staff and fans from Oldham RL Club.
Both of them thoroughly enjoyed the day . . . apart from the result of the Oldham-Rochdale game!