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  2. N’Geussan was training with the first team squad so that Dino could take a look at him. He liked what he saw and so he was brought in until the end of the season. Dieseruvwe scored a couple against Stevenage in the first game of the season when Dino was manager there. He has tracked him since. He was looking for a tall striker and Dieseruvwe was made available by Salford. Dearnley was available and offered to Dino - he agreed to bring him in. And as you rightly say, Piergianni (who also played in that first game)and Rowe are both known quantities and it definitely made sense to bring them in. ‘more lies’? I think you’re stretching it a little bit there wouldn’t you say?
  3. That day is etched in my memory and I took my mate into the Rocky Road, he was a Saints fan. I would pinpoint the Hughes goal as the marked turn in fortune, if only big Joe had made the sub, wasted some time. I agree, the ownership side has steadily declined and the club is now in the hands of a complete imbecile. Where will it end, who knows? I can't ever see a financial knight in shining armour coming to the rescue. My hope is that AL blunders, somehow, onto the right manager who gets the right combo of players and tactics and gets the club back into League One. This league is just too close for comfort to what could be the final drop.
  4. Apart from my brother taking me to Latics in the 1970s [I was actually a Man Utd fan as a kid, even had the red top with the white round collar] I lost touch but got back in the late 80s and even more committed as time went on, taking my daughters along with me. I know what you mean by the tonkings followed by amazing results and the joy off seeing off the bigger clubs on the way. BP was like a home from home, I used to take the girls to watch training on Little Wembley whenever I could and they would collect autographs and speak to the players. It was a family friendly club and a very addictive way to spend a Saturday afternoon. The promotion to Div 1 was such a joyous occasion, a huge hangover the day after and the excitement of things to come for the club has never been matched since. Of course, this being Oldham Athletic, I think the lack of vision and ambition was the thing that reversed the fortunes and the beginning of a spiral that has yet to be arrested. There certainly has been good times since and I would say the Dowie era was my favourite, i really thought a corner had been turned, but it was not to be. We are lucky, some fans [even amongst our own] have never experienced what we have and the nature of football has and always will be the same...maybe not for the greedy premiership...but teams come and teams go. Maybe we are not so lucky to have had those highs, after all.
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  6. Fortune doesn't seem to be transient for us. We don't seem to have had any luck since we stayed in the Premier League on the last day of the season in 1993. I think you've got to make your own luck a bit and none of our owners have had any inkling of how to do that for about 26 years - the latest vastly less so than any of the others.
  7. I don't know about you but the reason I fell in love with the club was because we were constantly punching above our weight. Sure, I'd see us on the wrong end of proper towellings regularly, but 4-5 times a season we'd turn on the style and bring a supposed big club down to our level. Just them few times are like a drug. Irresistible; which made all the towellings, shite performances and bitter defeats worth every minute of it. The punching above our weight feeling seems to have all but evaporated. Take out Fulham away, I'm struggling to remember occasions in the last five years. The Peterborough win may have been one, but that was around five years back. Clubs way above us in the league, not bigger in fanbase or stature have left us way behind. They're the ones punching above our weight, now we're the ones accepting our impending fate. Relegation, under this regime just seems inevitable be it this season, or the next. Hope and ambition are two relatively simple things that kept me going. They've removed that.
  8. Yeah all that excellent attacking football that we've played since Scunthorpe led to 800 more people buying tickets to watch us...
  9. Why dont you get involved, put your views forward impact the "agenda" and get the minutes out quicker.
  10. Given the striker scored two vs Stevenage in the first game of the season I'd guess he'd be aware of him
  11. Substitute Rowe for any number of strikers we have had for the past few years.
  12. Terrible thought, Dino isn't making a point that he is not getting signings he wants by telling him he has a lot to learn, playing him out of his strengths is he?
  13. Rowe was regularly in a good position on the edge of the box unmarked. We just didn't give him the ball
  14. Give it another month or so then we'll have been waiting as long
  15. Thought this paragraph made this quite clear! ‘Due to time restraints not all questions have been answered, these will be sent to the club for answers. When the answers have been returned, we will release the notes over the coming days and provide a comprehensive and thorough report from the meeting.’
  16. Dearnley was getting into positions where I hoped Rowe would be.
  17. Any furore for either was/would be pretty daft.
  18. Perhaps they shouldn't, but it doesn't seem clear to some of this crew what exactly is expected of them.
  19. Just imagine the furore if The Trust took as long to produce full minutes?
  20. Nor do I but when it is a constant stream of push up-to far-drop back-go wide-tuck in etc it is just rubbish. As the final product proves.
  21. Or when the clown runs out of money and stops paying wages again
  22. Decent managers don't have to shout at their player's and when they do, you wouldn't be seeing it
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