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From the First Whistle - Southend v Oldham

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Athletic's opponents in tomorrow's second round FA Cup tie, Southend United, will be confident of knocking out Latics, despite their League Two status. They saw off Latics' League One rivals Preston North End in the first round and currently top the basement division. They also go into the game looking to extend their unbeaten run to seventeen games.


Athletic too are in confident mood after a good run of results, based upon some impressive team performances.


Manager Paul Dickov has few injury worries. However, Chris Taylor will miss his first game of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in last weekend's no-score-draw at Bournemouth. Bradley Diallo is still out and although Josh Parker is back to full training and in the matchday squad he is unlikely to force his way into the starting line-up. Carl Winchester also returns to the squad.


After missing Latics' first round tie against Burton Albion (the home of Paddy Considine, Marmite, breweries and stuff), loanee Nathan Clarke has been given permission to play in tomorrow's game after his parent club Huddersfield were knocked out of the competition. He joins four other loan signings in the squad.


Shrimpers manager, and Geography teacher lookalike, Paul Sturrock doesn't have too many injury/suspension concerns but for Jemal Johnson who has been suspended by the club in relation to an altercation outside a nightclub.



"The dog ate your homework...?!"


Squad: Cisak, M'voto, Black, Wesolowski, Diamond, Clarke, Morais, Furman, Simpson, Adeyemi, Bouzanis, Smith, Tarkowski, Parker, Lee, Scapuzzi, Winchester, Mellor, Mancini, Kuqi.


Latics' form: LWWWD

Southend's form: WDWWD


Predicted starting line-up:



Lee M'voto Diamond Black


Morais Wesolowski Furman Scapuzzi


Kuqi Simpson


Scoreline prediction:

Southend 2-2 Latics

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  • 2 weeks later...

That was just for your benefit.


"Weeks" = 12 days.


Have you nothing better to do?


Do'h! I fell in to your honey trap.


12 days = 7days to long


If it's going to be sticky it should be relevant for the full length of its stickiness :tongue:

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