Bob Lindner


Bob Lindner was brought to Oldham for the 1993-94 season in an effort to consolidate a place in the first division after several years of promotion being followed by immediate relegation. He came with a fantastic reputation, having been recently voted the “Best Rugby League Forward in the World”.

This was indeed a daunting tag to live up to and the big Queenslander took a little time to settle in, but eventually the class was there for all to see. You don’t become a veteran of the test and “state of origin” arena by chance and “Big Bob” delivered the goods for the “Roughyeds”. A classic modern day forward bristling with power, pace and tempered aggression.

His best period came after he had been given the extra responsibility as team coach after the departure of Peter Tunks. At this point the team looked doomed once more to relegation, but under Lindner’s leadership Oldham put together a run of unexpected victories to maintain their first division status. During this time Bob put in some BIG performances, especially in the away wins at Salford and St Helens.

The Oldham job was there for him, full time, if he wanted it. However, the lure of a position back home proved too much, but in his brief spell with Oldham Bob Lindner definitely made his presence felt and succeeded in pulling the club back from near certain relegation. In 1997 Bob returned as “director of football” after the club parted company with Andy Goodway.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 12, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Warrington Home September 19, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Sheffield Eagles Home September 26, 1993 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away October 3, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Leeds Home October 10, 1993 Division 1
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 24, 1993 Division 1
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away October 31, 1993 Division 1
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away November 7, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home November 21, 1993 Division 1
Wigan v Oldham Away November 28, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Leigh Home December 5, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home December 12, 1993 Regal Trophy
Oldham v Halifax Home December 19, 1993 Division 1
Oldham v Salford Home December 26, 1993 Division 1
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away January 9, 1994 Division 1
Castleford v Oldham Away January 12, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home January 16, 1994 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away January 23, 1994 Division 1
Sheffield Eagles v Oldham Away February 6, 1994 Division 1
Doncaster v Oldham Away February 13, 1994 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home February 20, 1994 Division 1
Leeds v Oldham Away March 6, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Hull FC Home March 13, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 20, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home March 27, 1994 Division 1
Salford v Oldham Away April 1, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Castleford Home April 4, 1994 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away April 10, 1994 Division 1
St Helens v Oldham Away April 17, 1994 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home April 24, 1994 Division 1