The Football Manc Cave continues the definitive guide to the 19/20 League Two season for Oldham Athletic supporters in our final round-up.
Richie (not my fault) Wellens may well be the first manager to get the push this season given that Swindon fans think he’s pretty dire. Oldham supporters could have told them that a long time ago.
Nickname: Robins (because of their red kit – uninspired)
Sponsor: ‘Imagine Cruising’ which is perhaps a suggestion of what to do rather than watch Swindon.
Star Supporter: Diana Dors
Club Mascot: Eeyore
Half Time Entertainment: Group Therapy
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: They might do just to wind up Richie Wellens
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Lee Power who the fans don’t think much of. Appointed Wellens so wins the Maddest Chairman Title. 10/10
One to Watch: Michael Doughty. Turned down a move to League One and signed on for two more years with Swindon. Needs help.
Style Of Play: Dour and depressing
Speciality Pie Flavour: Something bland and unappetising. The pie kiosk people won’t understand an Oldham accent anyway.
Away End Capacity and Condition: 1200 in an adequate stand.
Likely Pre Match Songs: Richie’s favourite ‘Heaven knows I’m miserable now’
End of Season Prediction: 21st (10 points deducted for having a miserable so and so as a manager)
The best view of Walsall’s ground is out of the rear window of your car as you travel south on the M6.
Nickname: The Traffic Cones
Sponsor: The Highways Agency
Star Supporter: Lenny Henry probably
Club Mascot: Ronnie the roadblock
Half Time Entertainment: Trying to understand what the announcer is saying.
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: Doubtful as most of them will be stuck in a traffic jam near Stoke.
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Jeff Bonser who charges the club for the use of the stadium. Needless to say, the Walsall fans aren’t keen. 5/10
One to Watch: Stuart Sinclair who looks like he’s just been rescued after 10 years from a remote island.
Style Of Play: Stop, start, stop, start
Speciality Pie Flavour: If you can get anybody at the Bank’s Stadium to understand a word you’re saying then good luck as regards the pie contents.
Away End Capacity and Condition: 2000 but a few pillars in the way.
Likely Pre Match Songs: Autobahn- Kraftwerk
End of Season Prediction:
If the club and some of its doom obsessed supporters can agree on something for more than five minutes they may do everyone a favour and we can get on with competing in League Two this season.
Nickname: The Latics (there is another side with the same name. Ignore them)
Star Supporter: Inspiral Carpets
Club Mascot: Chaddy the Owl
Half Time Entertainment: Croquet
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: Looking at the fixtures it seems unlikely that there will be a full house at Boundary Park this season.
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Tempting though it might be to score AL highly, the jury is still out on his attempts to develop a Moroccan/French hybrid side. He will ultimately be judged on results, not the circus that appears to be in full swing behind the scenes. 8/10
One to Watch: Urko Vera. If ever there was a player who needed to show his critics what he’s made of it’s our Urko.
Style Of Play: French Division Three standard spliced with an occasional rock, paper scissors approach to tactics.
Speciality Pie Flavour: Humble
Away End Capacity and Condition: It’s been a long time since Oldham fans have seen the ground filled to its 13,500 capacity and unless there is an FA Cup 3rd round game against decent opposition, the empty spaces are going to remain.
Likely Pre Match Songs: Given recent events, it’s likely to be “We don’t know what we’re doing”
End of Season Prediction: 1st of course!