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  1. I live in Lincolnshire and travel over to take my Dad to the match, something that we have done for a long time. Yes the standard of football maybe poor and the alleged issues behind the scenes are concerning but we suffer the wind, rain and freezing conditions because for 90 minutes we escape the day to day personal struggles and spend a little quality time together. Hence, I will not be boycotting because spending that quality time with my Dad means much more.
  2. I believe both clubs have to agree to the disclosure of any fee or sell on clause so it may not be possible for anyone at the club to disclose the details.
  3. To be honest, not sure he is a KC type of player.
  4. Call it what you like, I would not be doing it if I was looking to sell up.
  5. Maybe he has realised that his approach has not worked and this is last chance saloon to placate the fan base. Personally, I think things have gone too far for that but If KC can deliver a successful season without obvious interference, it may make the club more attractive to sell and MO maybe able to recover more of his investment. Undertaking major pitch renovation and offering KC a longer term deal with a promise of a reasonable player budget does not appear to be the sign of someone looking to sell the club. Lets face it, if the club starts winning games and challenging, some of the fan base will attend games.
  6. After 3 seasons of his operati After several seasons of a failed business model and thousands of pounds wasted on dross, maybe they will finally realise that it has not worked and they will allow someone who knows what they are doing recruit the team. There are enough decent players being released at the moment who could be brought in early and get the club challenging at the right end. How we all deserve something positive to look forward to after this COVID affected season!
  7. No real surprises with the retained list, notwithstanding those signed by the sporting Director before KC rolled in. Whatever money we have available, it needs investing in a solid spine to the team. I would pull out the stops to sign Conor McAleny which would show some good intention but suspect he will be off to better things.
  8. Its a tragedy when any football club goes out of business for a few weeks wages of a Premier League Player Football clubs like Oldham and Bury are the hub of their local communities. Its the whole structure of football, the distribution of TV money and owners who are not "fit and proper" that are the problem. It all needs a good shake up.
  9. I think Al has plenty of ambition but is clueless how to achieve it
  10. Would be interesting to know how much money the owners have spent on sacking managers and paying off contracts of the players who speak out against them. I am sure it would have formed a very healthy budget to build a squad capable of mounting a promotion push.
  11. Totally agree. We are team with flaws but we have brought in some attacking talent and are developing others into decent players and we are bloody entertaining, something we have not been for many years. At a time of COVID, it's nice to have something to look forward to twice a week.
  12. We are an enigma, very frustrating but you cannot deny the entertainment.
  13. It's not something you can change in the January transfer window though is it. It's a whole different debate. Sometimes you have to draw a line in the sand and move forward and hope that the owners learn from mistakes.
  14. Notwithstanding what has gone on before where the owners have made numerous mistakes, how can selling a player who probably wants the move and would go for nothing at the end of the season be a mistake. It makes perfect economic sense to cash in especially at a time when there is no income stream. Had we been top of this crappy league with a chance of going up then that would be different and you would take the risk and financial hit. Football us a business and the days when players stayed loyal for the love of the club fizzled out years ago. I dont like it anymore than most buf its reality.
  15. Whilst it is disappointing when one of the better players leaves but if is nothing new. It has happened thriughout my 40 years of supporting the club. We can all make assumptions but fact is he was out of contract at the end of the season and has moved to a potentially bigger club on probably more money. Even if we had offered him a new deal, it was probably less than Bradford have offered. Football is no longer about loyalty, its a business and has to be run on a sustainable footing. In these difficult times, most clubs can only offer short term contracts because of lack if revenue. It's a catch 22 situation where the fans are not prepared to buy a ST but we expect the owner to invest in better players and put them on long term contracts. At this time the financial sustainability and survival of Oldham Athletic has to be the priority.
  16. Just sour grapes. Most managers will say they lost because of a defensive mistake or poor finishing. We scored more than they did on the day so we won...simples.
  17. Does if really matter. Let's just enjoy that we are winning a few games with an exciting brand of attacking football. It's been a while coming and fair play to HK for turning things around and the owners for recruiting some decent players. Long may it continue.
  18. It's hard to judge anyone properly when the manager chops and changes his formation and team every week. No one gets to build an understanding of a team mate when half the team is rotated every match. I dont think the squad is any different to the majority of the teams in what is a poor league. I think we lack a leader on the field (which is annoying when we have one playing with the kids) and a manager who understands league 2 football.
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