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Record breaker for Oldham Athletic, they have scored a goal and what a goal that was by Matt Smith. The ball was crossed in, and then Smith loses his man and scores Jones also came out unnecessarily Smith took complete advantage of this early chance. 2 minutes gone Oldham 1 Liverpool 0. Last round it was Crawley this round it’s Oldham both around the 2 minute mark. Nasty tackle by Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and then just got a yellow completely unsurprisingly. There was a bit of a fight happening at …

‘Square pegs in round holes’ is a cliché widely known to Oldham fans who have suffered through years of financial troubles. Indeed, it’s almost replaced ‘Keep The Faith’ as the club’s motto – the former meaning is more in keeping with the generally pessimistic nature at Boundary Park.
With a measly wage budget – let alone a transfer fund – there has always been an air of ‘make do and mend’ at the Latics, the wartime attitude flourishing within the cold crevices of Ice Station Zebra.
The question is: why is Paul …

After Saturday’s game against Peterborough, there is only one word that can sum up the recent form for Paul Dickov’s men- alarming!
In their last 5 games, they have failed to score and it is now over 6 and a half hours since they last scored in the 1-1 draw against Dagenham.
Starting the ‘non-scoring streak’ was, what seemed at the time a good result, a 0-0 draw away at Huddersfield. This left us in the play-off places but with teams like Charlton and Milton Keynes breathing down our necks. We followed …

Entering Saturday’s game against Dagenham and Redbridge, a win would have taken Latics to the unknown heights of 5th in the league table. Considering the opponents coming to Boundary Park were, at the time, 2nd bottom, this seemed an ideal opportunity for another 3 points for Paul Dickov’s men. Unfortunately, it was a case of same as for Latics, as they let go another lead to succumb to another home stalemate. After a pretty dour and uninspiring first half which was played in similar conditions to the state of the …

“Bouncebackability”. Some question if it is even a proper word.But while scholars may be querying  it across the country it seems a phrase that the world of football has claimed as their own. And Athletic seem to be using it as the blueprint of the season.
After what has been an eventful and exciting season thus far, in which fans at Oldham have been re-enthused by a dynamic new regime, it seemed that the wheels could potentially start to fall off. Following the disappointing derby day defeat to Rochdale and a meek …

Tranmere Rovers VS Oldham Athletic: 1 – 2
Venue: Prenton Park Attendance: 7,270
Date: 07/08/2010 Referee: Graham Salisbury, Ass refs: Simon Clayton, Darren Handley. 4th Off: Peter Bankes
Rovers suffer loss on opening day!
Two Dale Stephens goals were enough to give the Latics all 3 points at Prenton Park despite a Thomas-Moore goal adding late tension for Oldham’s back four.
As Les Parry’s men lined up to start the new season there were 4 new faces in the starting 11, Enoch Showunmi, Liam Darville, Nick Wood and Gunnar Nielsen all making league debuts.
Oldham’s travelling …