The Oldham Job - Avoiding the Relegation Zone

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The Oldham Job
Avoiding the Relegation Zone
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Oldham Athletic announce new Manager!

Following the departure of former Oldham Athletic Manager Paul Dickov, who resigned from his managerial role on the 3rd of February 2013 after he lead the club to poor league form, Oldham Athletic Chairman Simon Corney has announced to the media that they have found a new manager to take over the managerial reigns.

Unknown American Manager Christopher Everett, who turns 32 next-birthday, has signed a three-year deal to keep him at The Latics for the foreseeable future. With Oldham finishing just above the relegation zone last season, following Paul Dickov's shock resignation and leaving Tony Philliskirk in charge as Caretaker Manager, Everett hopes to somehow take Oldham up to the Championship and then, the Premiership.

Christopher Everett joins a veteran Oldham Staff, with the likes of Tony Philliskirk, Paul Gerrard and Mick Priest still staying at the club after Dickov's departure. How Everett will cope at Oldham, with the League One side being his first venture into management, as the club will be fighting a relegation battle that will probably have Everett's managerial role on the line as well, only time will tell.

Simon Corney said 'We would like to welcome Christopher to the club. Although he is a virtually unknown manager, I believe he shares the same ambition and determination as the Board, the Fans and the Players. Although we are in a tough situation and many fans believe that signing an unknown man to the job is risky, we at Oldham believe that he is the right man for the job."






 

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Oldham Manager announces first signing of the season!
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Oldham Athletic A.F.C. is happy to announce the first signing of the 2013/14 season and under the reigns of Christopher Everett.

James Dayton, aged 25, rejected a new three-year deal with old club Kilmarnock and has instead agreed terms to a new two-year deal with The Latics.

Dayton told the club website, "I know what this new manager wants to do. He is ambitious and wants to take the club forwards, and I hope that I can aid him with that."

Dayton becomes the first signing for newcomer manager Christopher Everett, who has been in charge of Latics for barely a week.
 
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Oldham Athletic vs. Oldham Athletic Reserves

Oldham Athletic 2 - 2 Oldham Athletic Reserves

The match started tentatively as Oldham Reserves' Matty Wheeler nearly handing the opposition the lead with a near own-goal on 15 minutes. Midfielder James Wesolowski gave Oldham the lead with an accurate finish in the 27th minute.

Forward Adie Townley then equalized for Oldham Reserves in the 39th minute with a well-struck effort. Young Striker Dan Taylor then put Oldham in front in the 56th minute with a well-timed close range finish.

Midfielder Ronny Wheeler then equalized for Oldham Reserves after 85 minutes with a well-timed effort from close range. Better late than never for Oldham Reserves as Wheeler's impact was a telling one.

Player of the Match: Matty Wheeler (Oldham Reserves)
Audience: None, as the match was played behind closed doors.
 

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Oldham sign famous Finnish Star!
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Oldham Athletic A.F.C. announced today that they had agreed terms with a famous Finnish footballer.

Jari Litmanen, aged 41, recently agreed to a one-year deal at Boundary Park. Litmanen has played for numerous clubs, including the likes of Ajax and Liverpool F.C.

Litmanen joins James Dayton as the second signing made by newcomer manager Christopher Everett at Oldham.
 
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AFC Telford United vs. Oldham Athletic

AFC Telford United 2 - 3 Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic produced a solid performance to beat AFC Telford United at New Bucks Head.

Experienced striker Robbie Simpson gave Oldham Athletic the lead with a tidy finish from 12 metres in the 14th minute. Young striker James Spray then equalized for AFC Telford United in the 19th minute with a freak goal.

Striker Jake Reid put AFC Telford United in front in the 40th minute with a well-timed close range finish. Dan Taylor then equalized for Oldham Athletic in the 87th minute with a finish that was timed impeccably.

Better late than never for Oldham Athletic and the fans were clearly delighted with Taylor's impact.

Flamboyant midfielder Jari Litmanen then clinched a late winner in the 92nd minute with a powerful effort from 20 metres. Litmanen's impact delighted the fans with his late goal.

Player of the Match: Jari Litmanen (Oldham)
Attendance: 600
 

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Former Oldham Defender returns to Club alongside experienced Striker.
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Oldham Athletic have recently resigned Reuben Hazell, who played for Oldham from 2007 to 2011. Hazell, who is currently 33, will rejoin an already experienced squad with the likes of Dean Furman, Jari Litmanen and James Dayton already there.




Following on with that news, Oldham have also signed experienced striker Charlie MacDonald from Leyton Orient on a free transfer.

Hazell and MacDonald join James Dayton and Jari Litmanen as the newest signings to Boundary Park, alongside new American manager Christopher Everett.


 
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Oldham Athletic vs. Huddersfield Town

Oldham Athletic 0 - 2 Huddersfield Town

The underdogs of Oldham Athletic never threatened to cause an upset as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at Boundary Park.

Oldham Athletic got off to the worst possible start as James Wesolowski was sent off on 15 minutes. Centre-back Murray Wallace gave Huddersfield Town the lead with a diving header from within the six-yard box in the 26th minute.

Striker Jon Stead completed the scoring for Huddersfield Town with a well executed finish on 70 minutes.

Player of the Match: Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town)
Attendance: 3, 923




 

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Kidderminster Harriers vs. Oldham Athletic

Kidderminster Harriers 1 - 3 Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic overcame a resilient Kidderminster Harriers side in their Friendly game at Aggborough this evening.

Midfielder Lee Croft gave Oldham Athletic the lead with a deftly executed finish in the 36th minute. Experienced Striker Charlie MacDonald doubled Oldham Athletic's lead with an accurate finish on 38 minutes.

Striker Nathan Blissett pulled one back for Kidderminster Harriers after 50 minutes with an incisive finish from 18 metres. Midfielder Jari Litmanen completed the scoring for Oldham Athletic with a placed shot from close range on 60 minutes.

Player of the Match: Jari Litmanen (Oldham Athletic)
Attendance: 678
 
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Stuart O'Keefe to move on loan to Latics
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Crystal Palace midfielder Stuart O'Keefe, 23, has signed a loan deal with Oldham Athletic. The deal will keep him there until the end of the season, with an option to buy at the end of the designated time.

O'Keefe joins James Dayton, Jari Litmanen, Reuben Hazell and Charlie MacDonald as the 5th signing made by Christopher Everett, who has been in charge of Oldham since July 2012.
 
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Oldham Athletic vs. Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale 1 - 2 Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic produced a good display this afternoon to see off the challenge of Skelmersdale United at Western Lancashire College Stadium.

Oldham Athletic finally took the lead when young striker Dan Taylor scored a real poacher's effort from 11 metres on 64 minutes. Skelmersdale United's equalizer came through Jimmy Walker as he seized on Dean Furman's mistake to score a lucky strike. Midfielder Daniel Philliskirk then clinched a late winner on 82 minutes with a close range finish which was timed impeccably.

Philliskirk's impact delighted the fans with his late goal. Midfielder Darius Krause then summed up his team's performance by nearly gifting Oldham Athletic another goal on 88 minutes.

Player of the Match: Daniel Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic)
Attendance: 429
 

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The Oldham Job
Avoiding the Relegation Zone
Pre-Season Update
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Transfers In:
Dayton, James: Free
Litmanen, Jari: Free
Hazell, Reuben: Free
MacDonald, Charlie: Free
O'Keefe, Stuart: Crystal Palace, Loan
Oxley, Mark: Hull City, Loan
Clarke-Harris, Jonson: Peterborough, Free
Smith, Korey: Norwich, Free

Transfers Out:
Mellor, David: Loan
Smith, Matt: Leeds United, Free
Baxter, Jose: Sheffield Utd, Free
M'voto, Jean-Yves: Barnsley, Free
Bouzanis, Dean: Aris FC, Free
Cisak, Alex: Burnley, Undisclosed

Results:

Oldham Athletic 2 - 2 Oldham Athletic Reserves
Oldham Athletic 3 - 2 AFC Telford United
Oldham Athletic 0 - 2 Huddersfield Town
Oldham Athletic 3 - 1 Kidderminster Harriers
Oldham Athletic 2 - 1 Skelmersdale United
 
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Good read, I will follow.


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Walsall FC 3 - 1 Oldham Athletic

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A potentially serious injury suffered by Walsall's James Chambers overshadowed events on what was a wet evening at The Bescot Stadium.

Full-back Andy Taylor suffered the ignominy of scoring an own-goal in the 20th minute. Midfielder Nicky Featherstone then equalized for Walsall in the 35th minute with an accurate finish.

Young midfielder Sam Mantom put Walsall in front in the 40th minute with an effort from inside the penalty area which beat the goalkeeper and entered the net by the post. Striker Milan Lalkovic completed the scoring for Walsall with an audacious lob from 20 metres on the 85th minute mark.

Player of the Match: Sam Mantom (Walsall)
Attendance: 805
 

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Oldham Athletic vs. Bristol City
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Bristol City 0 - 1 Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic turned this match on its head to gain a smash and grab victory at Ashton Gate.

Oldham Athletic's winner came through Robbie Simpson as he seized on Greg Cunningham's mistake to score a finish tucked away with ease.

Oldham were carved open numerous times but despite their opponent's ability to create chances, they struggled to put them away.

Player of the Match: Cliff Byrne (Oldham Athletic)
Attendance: 13, 596
 

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Oldham Athletic vs. Crawley Town
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Oldham Athletic 0 - 0 Crawley Town

Oldham Athletic could count themselves lucky as they escaped with a draw against Crawley Town in their Sky Bet League 1 game at Boundary Park.

Oldham were carved open numerous times but the opposition lacked the ability to score the chances they created.

Player of the Match: Josh Simpson (Crawley)
Attendance: 4, 131
 

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Oldham Athletic vs. Notts County
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Notts County 1 - 1 Oldham Athletic

A potentially serious injury suffered by Notts County's Jody Morris overshadowed events of what was a warm evening at Meadow Park.

Midifielder Stuart O'Keefe got Oldham off to a flyer by scoring a placed shot on 6 minutes. Experienced midfielder Martin Devaney then equalized for Notts County after 48 minutes with a tidy finish from 10 metres.

Player of the Match: Jonathan Grounds (Oldham)
Attendance: 7, 857
 

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Oldham sign Logan

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Oldham Athletic have signed 26 year old Irish goalkeeper Conrad Logan from Leicester for a fee of 45,000.

Logan had been on the transfer list at Leicester City and, despite expressing a desire to stay at King Power Stadium and fight for his place, was allowed to leave without much ceremony by the club.

Logan has been welcomed by the club's supporters, with fan group spokesperson David Stannard telling local media that if he shows the same loyalty to his new club as he has in the past, he will have no problems settling in at Oldham.

 
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