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Oldham’s League Two promotion hopes hinge on more than just favourable results

‘Stability’ is one of those annoying words that politicians use on a regular basis. It is meant to lull the electorate into thinking that all is well at the helm but it is obvious with a little investigation that everything is usually far from stable.

Football managers and chairmen often use stability as something they are constantly in search of and, there is no better example of a football club in need of it than Oldham Athletic.

Having languished in League One for over twenty years, the Latics now find themselves in the League’s bottom tier.

It has certainly not escaped the notice of many of Oldham’s loyal band of supporters, that some of those teams we have faced during those 20 years have now disappeared into the relative obscurity of non-league football.

Obviously, Oldham are keen to get out of League Two at the first attempt and with the new manager and former Latics favourite Frankie Bunn in charge, they have made an impressive start to the season which sees them currently in the top six.

It is off the field where Oldham need to stabilize however and the new owner, Abdallah Lemsagam appears to be working towards that with a recent statement regarding rumours of financial problems at Boundary Park.

It has been a constant thorn in the side of Latics supporters over the years that success on the field has been undone by stories of financial predicaments off them. Indeed, the current run of results is to be relished, it is the solidity in the running of the club that will get Oldham out of the division in the right direction.

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