The Ultimate Oldham Athletic End Of Season Predictor
Just eleven games remain for Oldham this season which will decide whether they are to finish glorious late finishers or inglorious mid table nonentities. These are the remaining games which we have to negotiate.
Cambridge (A) Cruised easily past these in the fixture at Boundary Park with a cringingly awful team selection so should get something out of this trip. Prediction 2-1 win for Latics. 3 points.
Lincoln (A) Highly unlikely that the League leaders will have an off night. Latics lack of concentration recently is likely to be in evidence again. Prediction 2-0 defeat. 0 points
Tranmere (H) Often a much anticipated fixture with the added bonus of ex Oldham midfielder Ollie Banks in the Tranmere side. Latics fans see him as something of a chocolate fireguard so he no doubt will get on the scoresheet in the dying seconds. Prediction 1-1. 1 point
Newport (A) It’s nearly 40 years since Oldham travelled to South Wales to face Newport and the ensuing period has seen both teams follow vastly different paths. This season however, Newport have performed well but dropped out of the running for promotion much like Latics. Prediction 1-1. 1 point
Grimsby (H) Grimsby are a side who have dragged themselves out of the relegation places and at one point looked like they might challenge for the play offs. Frankie Bunn’s side easily cruised past The Mariners last September and will be looking to do the same again. Prediction 2-1. 3 points
Colchester (A) Colchester are currently still in with a chance of making the playoffs but whether they still will be in 5 games time is anybody’s guess. What remains certain is that Colchester is still in the back end of nowhere and any Oldham fans making the trip deserve a medal. Prediction 0-1. 3 points (because we always win games when there’s only 50 fans who’ve made the trip)
Swindon (H) Another side who may well be out of the running for the playoffs by the time we face them. Managed by former Latics player/boss Richie Wellens they were members of the Premier League and relegated alongside us in 93/94. It is gratifying to see that we’re not the only club to have fallen spectacularly from grace. Prediction 1-1. 1 point
Cheltenham Town (A) Good Friday usually meant a good tub-thumping local derby but it now means a trip to Gloucestershire on a day when public transport is at a premium. Another team who have had a relatively obscure season and will see anything but the bottom two as a massive achievement. Prediction 0-0. 1 point
Mansfield Town (H) An Easter Monday visit from a team third in the table and less than 65 miles away should ensure a decent away following and given their fairly decent away form, they should leave with all 3 points to. Prediction 0-2. 0 points
Exeter City (A) The only time Oldham fans feel they should be traveling anywhere near Exeter is when they spend a week on an overpriced caravan site in Torquay. Another horrendous away trip for our supporters and given the playoff aspirations of Exeter, we are likely to return empty handed. Prediction 1-0. 0 points
Northampton Town (H) Memories of that day 12 months previous when a draw against Northampton relegated us from League One will no doubt occupy the minds of Latics fans on the last day of the season. There could well be a sterling performance from the on loan players who are leaving. Prediction 4-0. 3 points
That would leave Latics on 63 points, historically over the past years that’s enough to finish around mid-table. Which is the perfect platform for Scholes to build upon next season.