Continuing the definitive guide to the 19/20 League Two season for Oldham supporters.
Any team that would have Craig Davies in their side can’t be expecting much success which is probably why they missed out on getting into the playoff final last season.
Nickname: The Stags (apparently deer roam the streets of Mansfield)
Sponsor: Little John Long Johns
Star Supporter: Robin Hood
Club Mascot: Vince Venison
Half Time Entertainment: Poaching
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: Good chance as it’s not too far.
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: John Radford. Pretty normal compared to some Chairmen. Appointed his girlfriend Carolyn as chief exec in 2011 who is described as glamorous. 2/10
One to Watch: Andy Cook who has been described as a ‘nightmare‘ to play against!
Style Of Play: Hoofball
Speciality Pie Flavour: Antler
Away End Capacity and Condition: 1800 in a modern stadium
Likely Pre Match Songs: Gregorian chants
End of Season Prediction: 3rd
Ending up in the bottom seven of League Two isn’t a good incentive for your players to stick around which is probably why Zac Mills has jumped ship and joined Oldham.
Nickname: The Shrimps
Sponsor: The Tripe Marketing Board
Star Supporter: Eric Morecambe
Club Mascot: Captain Birds Eye
Half Time Entertainment: Seagull Rustling
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: Good chance as we like a day at the seaside.
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Graham Howse & Rod Taylor ‘Joint’ Chairmen so they can blame each other for the terrible season they’re about to have. 3/10
One to Watch: The Potted Shrimp Seller
Style Of Play: Sea breeze assisted kick and rush
Speciality Pie Flavour: Fish head
Away End Capacity and Condition: 1400 which is good in a boring new stadium build which is bad.
Likely Pre Match Songs: My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
End of Season Prediction: 22nd
Newport lost to Tranmere in the 18/19 playoff final but few noticed as Newport really is in the back end of nowhere and subsequently ignored by the rest of the country.
Nickname: The Exiles (from humanity?)
Sponsor: The Welsh Tourist Board (open Tuesday afternoons 12.30 to 12.45)
Star Supporter: Tom Jones
Club Mascot: Something sheep related
Half Time Entertainment: Sheep Dog Trials
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: No chance
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Gavin Foxall. Fat bloke with glasses 2/10
One to Watch: Shaun the Sheep
Style Of Play: Half decent hopeful punts
Speciality Pie Flavour: Lamb naturally
Away End Capacity and Condition: 580 which is poor but nobody goes there anyway
Likely Pre Match Songs: We’ll Keep A Welcome in the Hillsides
End of Season Prediction: 2nd
Next Week: Northampton, Port Vale and Plymouth