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2 in-form players for Oldham Athletic that need to play Macclesfield this weekend

Oldham Athletic host Macclesfield this weekend. After last weekends horrifying result, the Latics will be hoping for a turnaround. The Football Manc Cave looks at two players who should get a game.

Every team has bad games and off days. However, Oldham will want to forget about last weekend entirely.

They lost 6-1 to Mansfield. David Wheater managed to put the ball in his own net. Morais and Egert both managed to get sent off with minutes between them. To top it off, a penalty was also given away.

Fans couldn’t believe what they were seeing. This weekend sees Oldham play at home which could be beneficial. They currently sit at 21st in the league while Macclesfield sits comfortably at 12th.

Here are two players that Oldham needs to give a chance to this weekend…

Chris Eagles

Eagles seem to make the bench every week but don’t get much game time.

However, things might change this weekend as Filipe Morais suspension could open up space for him.

Both ex Bolton players operate the right-wing. This could be a good opportunity for fans to see Eagles in action if he is picked as a replacement.

Jamie Stott

With Tomas Egert also being shown a red card last week, this opens up a centre back position.

Jamie Stott is a man who has been on the bench recently but this could be Bosnian chance to step up.

Oldham’s defence got very sloppy last weekend. An improvement needs to be made and quick.

Oldham Athletic fans not feeling very optimistic ahead of the new season ‘Macclesfield and Salford as key fixtures, I feel sick’ ‘That’s a tough start’

Laurent Banide’s side have revealed their fixtures to fans this morning and how has it gone down?

The Latics finished 14th last season in League Two. They start their 2019/20 campaign facing Forest Green away on the 3rd of August, Crewe at home on the 10th and Bradford away on the 17th.

Oldham’s Twitter account posted their fixtures in a unique way, they put out their opening five fixtures in one post. Their ‘festive fixtures’ in another and then what they predict to be their, ‘Key Fixtures’ to be before posting a full rundown of the season to come.

According to them, Macclesfield, Salford and Bradford are dates for the fans diaries but some have disagreed…

Examining Oldham Athletic’s 19/20 League 2 Opponents: Grimsby Town, Leyton Orient and Macclesfield

Continuing the definitive guide to the 19/20 League Two season for Oldham supporters.

Grimsby Town

Every story you’ve heard about the smell of fish, a run-down seaside resort and antiquated football ground is true. Grimsby is a proper dump and the locals love the place (and the plaice).

Nickname: The Mariners (At least shows some thought)

Sponsor: Fairly sure it will be fish related.

Star Supporter: Spongebob Squarepants

Club Mascot: See sponsor

Half Time Entertainment: Welly chucking

Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: Nice turnout last season so yes, every chance.

Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: John Fenty. Has had a few run ins with the fans but sounds ok. Doesn’t have any chairs in his house so has to conduct interviews sat on his snooker table. 5/10

One to Watch: Billy the Fish

Style Of Play: Wind assisted kick and rush

Specialty Pie Flavour: Guess

Away End Capacity and Condition : 600 but can be increased. Not the best ground in the league

Likely Pre Match Songs: Greenland Whale Fisheries – The Pogues

End of Season Prediction: 18th

Leyton Orient

There was so much coverage of Salford City being promoted that everyone forgot that it was actually Leyton Orient who were National League Champions. The real reason, of course, is that nobody cares.

Nickname: The ‘O’s’. (Didn’t take us long to return to the bottom of the barrel)

Sponsor: Alf’s pie and eel emporium

Star Supporter: Ronnie Kray

Club Mascot: I’ll put good money on it being a pearly King

Half Time Entertainment: Dog fighting

Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: No chance

Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Nigel Travis. Normality personified after Francesco Becchetti. 1/10

One to Watch: ‘Keeper Dean Brill signed for Latics by Dave Penney. Exactly.

Style Of Play: Cockney swagger and falling over

Specialty Pie Flavour: Something with eels probably

Away End Capacity and Condition: 1000 seats at side of pitch. Described as ‘grim and basic’

Likely Pre Match Songs: Knees up Mother Brown

End of Season Prediction: 11th

Macclesfield Town

Sol Campbell performed something of a miracle last season in keeping Macclesfield in League Two but he is unlikely to be able to repeat that feat next season. Probably already has his eye on a move away from such a footballing backwater.

Nickname: The Silkmen but I won’t bore you with why.

Sponsor: The Samaritans

Star Supporters: The Macc Lads

Club Mascot: Steve the Silk Worm

Half Time Entertainment: Shove Ha’penny

Will Oldham Take Over The Town?: Definitely

Mad Chairman Score Out Of 10: Nobody at present. Former Chairman Mark Blower left in May and took the paper shredder with him.

One to Watch: The bloke with the court injunction.

Style Of Play: Desperate

Speciality Pie Flavour: Anything that doesn’t have silk worms in it.

Away End Capacity and Condition: 1500 and surprisingly decent

Likely Pre Match Songs: Down, Down – Status Quo

End of Season Prediction: 24th

Next Week: Mansfield, Morecambe and Newport County

RUMOUR MILL: Sol Campbell To Oldham, A Serious Consideration or Just Another Long Shot?

According to current odds, Sol Campbell is favourite to become the next Oldham manager after the postseason exit of Peter Wild.

There appears to be no solid proof that he’s even interested, however, it has still been reported in the local press which in turn gives those looking for clues added signs that it is true.

This is in spite of his declaration, that he intends to still be around at Macclesfield when next season commences but has ‘limited patience’ with off-field goings-on affecting his squad. Presumably, he would be expected to ignore the Oldham off the pitch sideshow if he made the move to Boundary Park.

On paper, Campbell would be an ideal candidate for the job. Not because he has vast experience at managing a lower level side but because he defied all odds to keep Macclesfield in League Two and, has witnessed at first hand a club in steep decline.

It has to be accepted that Campbell did an excellent job in keeping the Silkmen in this division, given that the odds were stacked against him. The point Macclesfield gained on the last day of the season was enough to keep them up, but the unpaid players nearly boycotted the game as a protest. Given the importance of the fixture however, they recanted and managed to get the result they needed.

If merely being able to keep a side in the lowest division is looked upon as a success, then Campbell may well become Abdallah Lemsagam’s fifth managerial appointment since he arrived. Oldham must surely be looking to improve on last seasons league position, given that two of the clubs who came down with us have managed to return to League One at the first time of asking.

The list of possible managers includes many who have failed at this level and, Campbell still has a great deal to do to prove that he is capable of steering a side to promotion. Given that the Oldham job is supposedly looked on as a poisoned chalice, Sol may well think he is better off at a club without a Chairman, with players threatening strike action and facing a winding-up order in the High Court.

If that is anywhere near the truth, the club is indeed locked in a downward spiral that few managers would be keen to try and reverse.

5 points off PlayOffs, 3 Unbeaten, 1 Game in-Hand, Wild’s Got Things Going Right For Oldham

While most of the country were glued to their TV’s watching the Champions League quarter finals unfold, fans of any of the clubs in the top third of the League Two table will have had their eyes on the two fixtures being played at a much less lofty position.

Bottom placed Macclesfield were engaged in a fight for survival against seventh placed Exeter and, Swindon and Newport were hoping to take advantage of their game in hand to edge them nearer to the play off places.

Latics fans would have been hoping for a draw between Swindon and Newport and an unlikely but not impossible win for Macclesfield. Their wishes came true as a certain Harry Smith scored two vital goals for Macclesfield, which lifts them out of the relegation places and the other teams played out a goalless draw.

The results could not have been better for Latics, Carlisle, Colchester and Stevenage who are all capable of reaching seventh place. The one difference however, is that Latics have a game in hand and could tip Exeter out of the last promotion place if they keep up their current winning form and beat Exeter on the 27th April.

Of course to do this, Latics need to win four or five league games on the trot, something they haven’t managed to do for the best part of 14 years therefore, it might well be made easier if the teams around them continue to drop points.

In the games leading up to Easter, many of the teams surrounding Latics face some tough fixtures and given that injuries, suspensions and fatigue all play a part in late season ambitions, there is still a great chance that Latics could, incredibly as it seems, be in contention for a top seven finish.

Already, our remaining away games that would have been largely ignored at Cheltenham, Exeter and Newport are being targeted by Latics impressive travelling army. It seems incredible that Oldham’s season has been given almost a second chance and if they can overcome Swindon this weekend to make it four wins in a row it will certainly appear that with Peter Wild back in charge things are starting to go right again.