Continuing the definitive guide to the 19/20 League Two season for Oldham supporters.
Trainspotters flock to Crewe railway station as it’s one of the most historically significant railway stations in the world but they wouldn’t want to suffer the embarrassment of being seen at Gresty Road.
Nickname: The Railwaymen (eye roll)
Star Supporter: Thomas the Tank Engine
Club Mascot: Derek the Delayed Diesel
Half Time Entertainment: The Buffet Car Sandwich Challenge
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: Pretty good chance if we’re doing well
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: John Bowler 82 years old and associated with the club since 1980. Very quiet on the scandal that hit the club last year. 10/10
One to Watch: Perry Ng the player with an aversion to vowels.
Style Of Play: Containment with delays and cancellations.
Speciality Pie Flavour: Mysterious and deep filled lucky dip
Away End Capacity and Condition: 1680 seats with a few obstructive pillars.
Likely Pre Match Songs: Paddy works on the railroad
End of Season Prediction: 13th
The only two games Exeter supporters are bothered about next season are the ones against Plymouth who share the same bare patch of football wasteland which is the South West of the country. Nobody else cares about either of them.Nickname: ‘The Grecians’ which the origin of is apparently the subject of speculation and debate. Or not.
Sponsor: The Clotted Cream Company
Star Supporter: Coldplay’s Chris Martin
Club Mascot: Winnie the Witch
(The city is infamous for being the last place where a woman was trialled and executed for witchcraft.)
Half Time Entertainment: The ducking stool challenge
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: There were plans to last season with a win needed to keep up with the playoff places but distance is always going to be a problem.
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Julian Tagg. As the club is owned by the supporters they don’t appear to have any problems with their Chairman. Funny that! 1/10
One to Watch: Jonathan Forte because ex Latics players always get one over on us.
Style Of Play: Hopeful
Speciality Pie Flavour: Some sort of meat but don’t ask for gravy this far South.
Away End Capacity and Condition: 950 but the ground is looking a bit tired.
Likely Pre Match Songs: Something unintelligible about drinking cider
End of Season Prediction: 16th
Forest Green Rovers
The first thing people say when you mention FGR is their switch to being 100% vegan so I won’t mention it. Only kidding…
Nickname: Rovers (double eye roll)
Sponsor: Nigirizushi Steaks
Star Supporter: Bear No Grills
Club Mascot: Tommy Tofu
Half Time Entertainment: Hunt the Hot Dog
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: Doubtful given the red meat eating habits of your average Oldhamer.
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Dale Vince the architect of the ‘vegan revolution’ at the club. Our highest scorer so far 11/10
One to Watch: Reuben Reid. Having played for most of the clubs in the Football League (including Oldham) the only reason he hasn’t left FGR is probably because he’s too weak to move due to the vegan diet.
Style Of Play: Pass (the stinky tofu) and move.
Speciality Pie Flavour: Raw Vegan Cantaloupe and Watermelon Nigiri-Sushi
Away End Capacity and Condition: 1000 and nothing special
Likely Pre Match Songs: Green Onions – Booker T and the MG’s
End of Season Prediction: 10th *(10 points deducted for selling an inedible pastie)
Next week: Grimsby Town, Leyton Orient and Macclesfield