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2 out of form Oldham Athletic players that should be nowhere near the starting 11 against Macclesfield

Oldham Athletic fans that read this heading will probably be shouting more than 2 names after recent performances. League Two is not going well for the Latics.

It has been a bit of a rollercoaster so far for Oldham. They started off poor. Then they recruited men like David Wheater. Things looked to be improving.

They sacked Laurent Banide. To top all this off, last week they lost 6-1 to Mansfield. Wheater scored an own goal, Morais and Egert both got red cards and they gave away a penalty.

There’s a lot to work on within the squad. However, we have picked out two players who have been under-performing and should be dropped…

Tom Hamer

The 19-year-old defender has a lot to learn. He has given away two penalties in tow games now.

Don’t get me wrong, he’s still a teenager. These mistimed tackles are probably coming out of frustration. At least he is attempting to make a challenge, just not in the right place at the right time.

Some fans think his future at Oldham will be doubted. The January transfer window may be something he benefits from. However, he needs to sit back and analyse other players performance.

Urko Vera

The centre forward joined the Latics on a free transfer last season. He gained a lot of doubters and they haven’t gone away.

Last weekend saw him go into the starting line up for the first time in a long time.

As soon as his name was spotted by fans, they started to mock him. It looked like he was picked to try and see if he could prove those doubters wrong. However, I think the score speaks for itself.

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 left reeling following heavy defeat – ‘Never felt so disconnected with my club, it doesn’t even bother me these days when we see results like this’

Oldham Athletic manager Dino Maamria

It’s time to look away Oldham Athletic fans. The Football Manc Cave are looking at your reactions to the Latic’s 6-1 loss this weekend.

It was an awful weekend to be an Oldham fan. However, you can’t call the game boring. It took 30 minutes for some action to take place. Then it didn’t stop.

How it happened

Mansfield went 1-0 up and a couple of minutes later, Filipe Morais was booked for a late challenge. A minute later and Mansfield were 2-0 up.

Tomas Egert was then shown a red card in the 36th minute. A moment later and Filipe Morais was shown a second yellow and also sent off. Oldham fans couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

Tom Hamer managed to pull a goal back for Oldham just before half time and it looked like a fight would be on the cards for an equaliser. However, things took an even worse turn.

There were 4 minutes of added time in the firstborn half which allowed Mansfield’s Maynard to get a hat-trick. Mansfield had enough time to have a breather and construct a plan.

They came out in the second half and bagged another. Then another. David Wheater managed an own goal. 20-year-old Dylan Fage has then stretchered off the pitch with a serious-looking injury. It’s since been cleared up as being a concussion. Tom Hamer then gave a penalty away meaning Mansfield made it 6-1.

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Here are your thoughts…

Oldham Athletic need a jolt, this player will make a difference today against Mansfield

Oldham Athletic have had an eventful start to the season. They need more points and The Football Manc Cave are picking out a player who’s performance could make a difference.

The Latics started the season with a new manager and fans weren’t looking forward to what League 2 would have to offer. They got off to a fairly bad start. Fans got increasingly frustrated, therefore, they have now another manager.

Fans and players just want to see some points. Even though results haven’t always been great. goals have started to arrive. Now it is a matter of gaining wins.

I have picked out a player who I think will be effective in making changes happen if he gets enough of a chance.

Filipe Morais

The ex Bolton player made a return to Oldham recently. The 33-year-old winger has expressed how excited he is to rejoin the Latics and has made an impact on the pitch.

Morais is a player who actively uses social media and often expresses his views on Twitter. This is either about his own performance or the team as a whole. Above all, he just wants to get results.

He has been effective during games so if he could get more appearances under his belt, he could help Oldham move forward. He is determined, focused and experienced. This positive outlook is something he could influence other players to adapt to.

Hopefully wins will start to come more often for Oldham.

This midfielder has been Oldham Athletic’s standout player this season, agree?

French midfielder Christopher Missilou has been Oldham’s best player so far this season.

New Latics manager Dino Maamria gained his first three points on Saturday, with a 3-1 victory over Morecambe at Boundary Park. It was a huge result for the club. Fans needed a boost in confidence, hope that Maamria can turn their season around, he couldn’t have got off to a better start.

The Latics have scored 11 goals in their last four games, which suggests it’s their defence that is causing them problems. Two of the goals were scored by Frenchman Missilou. The midfielder scored the opening goal in the 2-2 draw against Grimsby Town, before netting the first goal again the following week at Scunthorpe United.

The 27-year-old had an impressive start in English football during the 2018/19 season, becoming the heart of the midfield and making 47 appearances, which included a brilliant volley in a 4-1 win over Yeovil Town.

Missilou is an all-round solid midfielder. Physical, strong, quick and suits the style of play for League Two football. A player that Maamria will be looking to build his side around. Mohamad Sylla is a similar type player to Missilou, very good at winning the ball and dangerous in both boxes.

In League Two you need players that can fight for the ball, win tackles and these two will do that.

It’s a brilliant base from Maamria to build off. Sylla and Missilou in midfield, David Wheater provides that experience and stability at the back, they could just do with a regular goal scorer – perhaps that’s what Maamria will be looking to sign in the January transfer window.

Oldham fans react to win ‘Ridiculous. What are people going to moan about now?’

Oldham Athletic had a big weekend as it was their first game with a new manager in charge.

The sacking of Laurent Banide this week came as quite a shock to Oldham fans. It looked like things were beginning to look positive for the Latics as goals were being scored and some points were being won. The only thing was, Oldham were giving their wins away in the final stages of games and this meant fans were becoming frustrated.

However, I didn’t think Banide would get sacked, I thought he would be given some time to fix things. Yesterday was a big one as Oldham faced Morecambe and fans really wanted a win. That’s exactly what they got, a 3-1 success, finally taking all three points.

Here are your reactions…

Oldham fans react to another managerial appointment’Good Luck Dino. Don’t bother buying a house up here I’d just rent if I were you’

Frenchman Laurent Banide was sacked as manager of Oldham Athletic yesterday, then replaced by Dino Maamria, less than 20 minutes later. Does that have to be some sort of record?

The Latics sit 21st in League Two and are winless in five games. Maamria will take charge of tomorrow’s fixture against Morecambe, played at Boundary Park. The Shrimps have lost five of their last six league matches, therefore Maamria has a perfect opportunity to start his reign with three points tomorrow.

Let’s have a look at how Latics’ fans reacted to the dramatic half-hour yesterday…

How can Dino Maamria get Oldham Athletic motoring again in League 2

Oldham Athletic appointed Dino Maamria as their new manager yesterday, just 20 minutes after sacking Laurent Banide. The Latics sit perilously close to the foot of the table and need a couple of results to kick-start their season.

The Latics have drawn their last three league games 2-2 against Plymouth Argyle, Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United, so you could argue Banide has been a little unlucky in recent weeks. If Oldham had held on in a couple of those games, they’d be halfway up the league and the Frenchman would probably have kept his job. That’s football for you.

However, without sounding harsh, I don’t think Banide was ever going to work. To come to your first English club, with no money and an average squad, was always going to prevent its difficulties. One thing that Maamria recognised in his press conference, was that Oldham is a historic club that he is honoured to work for, that’s important.

Oldham have a strong, loyal fanbase. New managers need to connect with fans on a personal level and make them proud to be Oldham supporters. The fans will turn up in decent numbers on Saturday vs Morecambe, hoping for a result to kick off the fresh start. One big win and good performance will get the fans on side, so it’s imperative they start well.

Oldham have a squad that is capable of finishing mid-table in League Two. They’ve been scoring goals this season, just conceding them too, which is a problem Maamria will address immediately. He’ll be looking to make Boundary Park a fortress, get his side well organised to stop conceding goals, and building a side that Oldham fans will enjoy watching.

Oldham Athletic need to bring in this defender to stop conceding, agree?

Oldham Athletic conceded another two goals on Saturday, as they drew 2-2 with Grimsby Town. The Latics led 2-0 before Grimsby hit back with two late goals to snatch a point.

In their past two games, Oldham has scored four goals against Grimsby and Plymouth Argyle. Scoring goals clearly isn’t their problem, leading 2-0 at home with 10 minutes to go, you should be winning the game, simple. Plymouth was one of the pre-season favourites to win League Two, again scoring two away at Plymouth is good, but they’re conceding too many goals.

The Latics sit near the foot of the table, so it’s important they fix up the defence quickly, otherwise, they’ll have a relegation battle on their hands come May.

So, what can Laurent Banide do tonight, to try and strengthen their defence…

Zachary Mills

Zachary Mills was signed from Morecambe at the end of last season. He performed well for them last season but has rarely featured so far for The Latics. The fact they were leading 2-0 on Saturday with 10 minutes to go, and not winning the game, suggests it’s a lack of experience which is hurting Oldham, and they’re struggling to manage games.

Mills has played in the EFL for a number of years, for Grimsby and Morecambe. Perhaps he can provide some stability and experience, to shore up the defence.

Also, youngster Jamie Stott is awaiting for his first league start of the season. Although Oldham will be looking for a proven defender, they aren’t blessed with an array of options or a big transfer budget. Give Stott his chance, he might surprise a few and thrive on the opportunity.

It’s time: Oldham Athletic must move for Phil Parkinson

The Laurent Banide gamble has failed, it’s time for a change, otherwise Oldham Athletic could find themselves playing non-league football from next season.

It was always a strange appointment. A manager that had no experience of English football, and joined Oldham completely out the blue. It hasn’t worked, as The Latics sit near the foot of League Two. Once you start losing games at this level, it’s very difficult to stop. If Oldham gets rid now and appoint the right replacement, there’s still plenty of games and points, to ensure they stay clear of relegation.

The Latics have won just one of their opening seven league games, with the biggest worry being their home form. Banide’s side have picked up just 2 points at home when they drew 0-0 to Exeter and yesterday’s 2-2 draw. It’s very difficult to get fans on your side and believing in the team when you aren’t picking up points or playing well at home.

The new manager needs to build that connection with the home supporters, make them proud to support Oldham again and give them something to cheer about. Phil Parkinson knows the EFL like the back of his hand. He did a tremendous job at Bradford City, and Bolton Wanderers, under the circumstances.

He won’t be available for long. Parkinson is a highly regarded and respected football manager, whoever is lucky enough to get his signature will be very pleased.

Parkinson will shore up a leaky defence, before anything else. The Latics struggling for goals, perhaps the former Bolton boss will look to utilise the loan market in January, to find a striker that will keep them in the division.

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