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Joe Not Staying

League One Oldham Athletic
by Mark Hughes (U13865745) 26 April 2009
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No announcement saturday i think it proves joe isent going to be staying for another season I know w all thought hewould when it looked like he was planning for the futre i think it depends if we beat wallsall or not joe has no money t spend on players es already been told that by the board wich is oneof the reasons why we will struggle to get a currentley unemploed mnager so i think one of the current coaches at the club ie tony philiskirk or tommy wright will apply for it

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posted Apr 27, 2009

You're right oafc-latics,it'll be like the southern league next season.I'm hoping for bury and rochdale to come up from league 2 then we'll have some local games..ie stockport,huddersfield,tranmere,the two i've just mentioned and possibly leeds and barnsley.

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posted Apr 27, 2009

Joe said: “We have let players go and we are no worse a team for losing Hughes, Kabba, Liddle and one or two other loan players."

I can't agree that we are no worse for losing Hughes. Like one of the others said, if any other manager had come in and had these results he wouldn't have been offered the job.

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posted Apr 27, 2009

steve - you have got it the wrong way around you will be playing Leeds next season. We will be in the League above biggrin

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posted Apr 27, 2009

kurt-Ha ha knew someone would bite,i think the iron will make your job tough tomorrow.

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posted Apr 28, 2009

Ok, so Joe's going. Great shame, but we can't live in the past, and he's shown so far that he's not up to it. When he arrived we needed a shake up, a few kicks up the b side,some geeing up, and we could still have made the play offs. I've been going 40 years and this is the worst end to a season I can remember. I'll still go and always go, but we need something radical doing.
So who should the new manager be?
Someone who's already at the club - like tommy Wright, Tony Philiskirk, or even Mark Crossley?
Someone who's been here before - like Stitch?
Someone proven at getting promotion from League One? with many contacts and the ability to manage on a shoestring,motivate players and use the loan system effectively (please no repeats of Kabba (I'm 45 and really could do better than him),Hines and all the other bad decisions from this season.
An up and coming manager from a lower league?
An unproven but high profile soon to retire player, who's keen to give management a go, with an assistant/right hand man who's got the right level of experience and been there and done it? I really do hope this one is a ginger from Grasscroft, with his all time favourite player Mr Andrew Ritchie from Shaw.

Well, a few ideas, hope the TTA are well down the line with one of these.

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posted Apr 28, 2009

Is it true that the board are unwilling to pay a "recognised figure" as there are serious cashflow problems at the club?

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posted Apr 28, 2009

Mark Hughes might be interested in taking over from Joe Royle after CITY sack him!

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posted Apr 28, 2009

or how about Andy Ritchie, he is currently unemployed and therefore would be inexpensive if there are cash flow issues. Or maybe Fat Head’s performance/results suggest you shouldn't go back?

Not trying to wum just a suggestion.

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posted Apr 28, 2009

I'm also sceptical about going back,never seems to work out.Maybe a totally fresh start is needed,a new broom and all that...

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posted Apr 29, 2009

I'm suprised sky blue thinking hasnt blamed SAF for this! I'm sure he will find a way soon enough!

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