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41 minutes ago, Wardie said:

I don't know what we expect. There isn't going to be any "wow!" signings while the club is at this level and current circumstances. Every time any player signs, I am genuinely surprised they would want to join Oldham Athletic...have they not done their homework...or has somebody at the club got a silver tongue?

I won't pre-judge any player until they have had a chance to show their worth.

 

Not to be bottom of league 2.

 

Which is the problem with Oldham fans we clearly have far too high expectations.

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He was great in his day, but his legs have gone. Always remember his hat trick at Maine Road. 

I’m not saying we’ll do anything this season, I’m as disappointed as most with the standard of football we’re seeing but at the moment BUT we’re unbeaten in four and picking points up.   As

Hey pal thanks for the detailed run down on the lad.      downvote.          you don’t change teams.        fuck off. 

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1 hour ago, Wardie said:

I don't know what we expect. There isn't going to be any "wow!" signings while the club is at this level and current circumstances. Every time any player signs, I am genuinely surprised they would want to join Oldham Athletic...have they not done their homework...or has somebody at the club got a silver tongue?

I won't pre-judge any player until they have had a chance to show their worth.

...there are 92 league clubs....if they have all have first team  squads of 25 that is 2300 first team footballers in the country....if they are aged from 18 to 32 that is 165 footballers a year who make it to a pro team first squad........why wouldn’t any pro footballer not want one of those jobs
 

we might call player x or y crap but in reality they are really genuinely  elite players ...even if at Latics they seem less elite than others 

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12 hours ago, GlossopLatic said:

 

They could be 6ft 2 and soft as shit or they could be 5ft 4 and fight like a bastard think Billy Bremner David Batty or even Nick Henry or Darren Sheridan.

 

Although I take your point some height in our backline is needed as we are giving away too many goals from balls into the box.

I have a very old and very fond memory of Bobby Collins playing for us at the end of his career. Great player and a very short fuse.

 

In one game he got very fed up with an opposing player who looked to be almost a foot higher than Bobby. Somewhere around the centre circle and with the ref not far away, Collins leapt like a salmon and chinned the guy, perfect uppercut. It was hilarious. Instant red card nowadays, but I think he might have got away with a lecture.

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12 hours ago, Wardie said:

I don't know what we expect. There isn't going to be any "wow!" signings while the club is at this level and current circumstances. Every time any player signs, I am genuinely surprised they would want to join Oldham Athletic...have they not done their homework...or has somebody at the club got a silver tongue?

I won't pre-judge any player until they have had a chance to show their worth.

I'm not surprised in the slightest that players with virtually no league experience are willing to sign for a league club.

 

My worry is that this squad is massively lacking in experience and we've done little to address that.  How many in our squad have over 100 league games under their belt?  Leaving Wheater out (because they are leaving Wheater out), I'd guess Jombati, Grant, Hamer maybe?

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2 hours ago, Worcester Owl said:

I have a very old and very fond memory of Bobby Collins playing for us at the end of his career. Great player and a very short fuse.

 

In one game he got very fed up with an opposing player who looked to be almost a foot higher than Bobby. Somewhere around the centre circle and with the ref not far away, Collins leapt like a salmon and chinned the guy, perfect uppercut. It was hilarious. Instant red card nowadays, but I think he might have got away with a lecture.

 

It's not the dog in the fight it's the fight in the dog.

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On 10/16/2020 at 11:22 PM, yarddog73 said:

6 points if we are lucky.

 

On 10/17/2020 at 12:17 AM, League one forever said:

Optimistic. 

 

Optimistically speaking, it appears that our 'luck' is changing.

 

2 games, 4 points.

 

Now... if Kewell could just stop fecking about with his line up.

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3 hours ago, kowenicki said:

 

 

Optimistically speaking, it appears that our 'luck' is changing.

 

2 games, 4 points.

 

Now... if Kewell could just stop fecking about with his line up.

Aye. 
 

The old adage of wait for ten games is still true. I’d wager we will be bottom third at that stage- which given our budget and the investment in the squad is probably about right. 
 

I think the goals in the side will make sure we don’t go down. 

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18 minutes ago, Worcester Owl said:

Jack Wilshere says in an interview with Sky Sports he is “open to pretty much anything. I want to play for a club where I feel like I’m an important part of it. I just want to play games”.

 

Sign him up!!

 

so he can play 17 minutes for us and get injured and be out for the remainder of his contract.

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On 10/22/2020 at 12:56 PM, Ackey said:

Until they are sold in Jan 😉

 

On 10/22/2020 at 1:08 PM, Chaddyexile84 said:

Until they are given away in Jan 😉

Until they are made to play with the Youths then released for free in January.

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On 10/28/2020 at 4:01 PM, singe said:

 

Until they are made to play with the Youths then released for free in January.

Very true!

 

Was just thinking.  When a football club says you are not required anymore, what right do they have to say we want you out running around the field on a Saturday morning. Surely it is not written into the contract that you have to do exactly what we say. 

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3 minutes ago, Pidge said:

Very true!

 

Was just thinking.  When a football club says you are not required anymore, what right do they have to say we want you out running around the field on a Saturday morning. Surely it is not written into the contract that you have to do exactly what we say. 

It is certainly not in a player’s contract to say no but how AL would love them to say no and breach their contract 

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2 hours ago, Pidge said:

Very true!

 

Was just thinking.  When a football club says you are not required anymore, what right do they have to say we want you out running around the field on a Saturday morning. Surely it is not written into the contract that you have to do exactly what we say. 

 

He's hardly likely to get another club if totally unfit.

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23 hours ago, BP1960 said:

 

He's hardly likely to get another club if totally unfit.

I’m guessing it is possible to get fully fit without running around a field on a Saturday morning.  The Saturday morning short training run is clearly just to make sure you have to travel in from home and don’t get to spend a civilised weekend with your family. (Designed to make you say to yourself, “sod it, I’m off, sod my contract”)

 

If you don’t recognise that as a pure bullying tactic, then I’m surprised.

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