Examining Oldham Athletic’s 19/20 League Two Opponents: Salford City, Scunthorpe Utd and Stevenage Borough
The Football Manc Cave continues the definitive guide to the 19/20 League Two season for Oldham Athletic supporters.
The involvement of several bored ex-Man Utd players and their money in Salford City has seen the club catapulted into the football league a lot quicker than expected.
Nickname: The Ammies (no idea why)
Sponsor: Should be Holts Brewery but is probably some IT Consultancy on Salford Quays
Star Supporter: L S Lowry
Club Mascot: Mick the Matchstick Man
Half Time Entertainment: Welly Chucking
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: Nailed on certainty
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Karen Baird. Accountant. Knows her way around a paper shredder
One to Watch: Adam Rooney. Ordinary for Oldham and a bit past it. Ginger.
Style Of Play: Attempted Class of ’92 style but more hopeful kick and rush.
Speciality Pie Flavour: Tripe and Cow Heel
Away End Capacity and Condition: Not that many in a ground undergoing a revamp.
Likely Pre Match Songs: The Coronation St. Theme
End of Season Prediction: 5th
Scunthorpe have been up and down the lower divisions for years without ever looking like achieving anything. Had a ludicrous interest in George Edmundson turned down.
Nickname: The Iron (Something to do with the steelworks I guess.
Sponsor: Not British Steel, they have less money than the football team
Star Supporter: Metal Mickey
Club Mascot: Iron Man
Half Time Entertainment: Jousting
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: Probably not but we’ve made valiant attempts in the past.
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Peter Swann, owner of Cool Fun Ltd which is the last thing you’d expect in Scunthorpe
One to Watch: Certainly not George Edmundson.
Style Of Play: Desperate
Speciality Pie Flavour: Meat but look out for the iron filings
Away End Capacity and Condition: 1678 in a soulless void of a ground
Likely Pre Match Songs: Anything Heavy Metal
End of Season Prediction: 15th
If you had been on a ten season-long run of attending consecutive away games, Stevenage would probably be where you decided to call it a day. It is one of the most boring places on the planet.
Nickname: Boro (eye roll)
Sponsor: The local scout troop
Star Supporter: Nobody famous has been anywhere near the place.
Club Mascot: Whoever gets in the ground first.
Half Time Entertainment: Watching paint dry.
Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: No chance
Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Phil Wallace. Asking fans to fund the club. 6/10
One to Watch: The traffic lights changing outside the ground.
Style Of Play: Painful
Speciality Pie Flavour: Bland
Away End Capacity and Condition: 1400 but no one ever wants to go there
Likely Pre Match Songs: Boredom – The Buzzcocks
End of Season Prediction: 7th
Next Week: Swindon Town, Walsall and Oldham!