[O]n the qualified basis of the League One table alone, Portsmouth Football Club are upwardly mobile enough to consider survival a possibility as the season enters its final months. On Good Friday, I had the pleasure of witnessing the new Pompey in the flesh on a skin-chafing afternoon at Deepdale.
[W]e've swung both ways on these pages as regards Phil Brown. In assessing his League One bound Preston side towards the end of 2011-12, my co-editor presented the defence, arguing that he's "guilty of nothing more than being occasionally annoying". Give the man a break, dissenters were told. On the other hand, Ben – TTU's resident Geordie – offered a retort, describing Brown as nothing more than "a varnished Mackem with a hot-air-balloon-sized ego who unleashed his karaoke Sinatra on the pitch in celebration of our relegation is anything less than a prize tosser.
Giantkillers Oldham's FA Cup adventure ended in a 3-1 defeat at Everton. The Latics faced an uphill battle from the moment Kevin Mirallas gave the Toffees an early lead. Former Everton player Jose Baxter almost levelled, but his curled effort hit the inside of Tim Howard's post and bounced out. Goals from Leighton Baines and [.
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Today Everton plays a 5th round FA Cup replay against Oldham Athletic. Two weeks ago, the Football League side came back to tie the match 2-2 in controversial circumstances when it looked like the Latics goalkeeper may have handled the ball to help guide it towards goal in a last minute equalizer.
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Matt Smith's reward for grabbing a last-gasp equaliser for Oldham against Everton will be a fine. The substitute ignored a signed order from caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk that all Latics players must keep hold of the shirts after the match. The note above was placed in the Boundary Park tunnel ahead of the FA Cup [.
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Any hopes Oldham players had of bagging an Everton star's shirt following this evening's FA Cup match have been thwarted after they were banned from giving their shirts away. A poster in the tunnel signed by caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk warned of a shortage of first-team kit at the Latics.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits that there is "no excuse" for Liverpool loss after crashing out in the 4 th round of FA cup against Oldham Athletic on Sunday.
Liverpool were stunned by their League One opponents 3-2 victory at Boundary Park. Rodgers lined up a very young squad for the tie and handed Luis Suárez the captaincy in the absence of Steven Gerrard, who was on the bench.
Oldham Athletic celebrate following their 3-2 success over Liverpool on Sunday
It had already been a fantastic week for cup shocks in England, with Bradford City and Swansea City both reaching the League Cup final, but this weekend saw the FA Cup provide further upsets for some of football's big names.
The magic of the FA Cup is still alive as Sunday gave us more shocks and upsets as both Spurs and Liverpool were knocked out by lower division teams while Chelsea barely got a replay against Brentford.
In a weekend that saw five Premier League clubs knocked out the cup by lower league sides, the biggest shock occurred today when Oldham beat seven time cup winners Liverpool 3-2 at Boundary Park.
Goals: Smith 2' 45+3' Suarez 17' Wabara 48' Allen 80'
Look at that front four. Look at it. It looks glorious, doesn't it? Three strikers, plus Sterling. Borini, Sturridge, and Suarez all start, Arsenal on Wednesday be damned. Oldham didn't stand a chance.
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Portsmouth defender Sam Sodje got all hot and bothered and smacked Oldham goalscorer Jose Baxter not once but twice in the sack and deservedly received his marching orders as Oldham beat Pompey 1-0 on Saturday.
Oldham beat Portsmouth 1-0 on Saturday with the game's only goal coming in the 11th minute, but the strangest moment (of any match that day) came in the 50th minute when Pompey defender Sam Sodje was shown a red card for smacking scorer Jose Baxter in the crotch. Twice.
[G]ood reads is probably a misnomer for this column as we also hope to highlight other online activities such as podcasts as well as tumblr style blogs of which Karl Smout's Footysphere is a particular favourite. By way of illustration, our first pick this week is an audio one. Episode 69 - Dickov Leaves the Latics, We Are Going Up!
"In recent years sport has achieved an increasingly high profile as part of New Labour's social inclusion agenda, based on assumptions about its potential contribution to areas such as social and economic regeneration, crime reduction, health improvement and educational achievement. However, these new opportunities .
Lo Swindon Town torna a vincere Di Renato Cignoni Oldham - 0 Swindon Town - 2 (De Vita '27, '31) Oldham Athletic: Alex Cisak, Giardino, Jonathan James Wesolowski, Jean-Yves M'Voto, Lee Croft, Dean Furman (Cap), Matt Derbyshire, Cristian Montano, Cliff Byrne, Jose Baxter, Reece Wabara Sostituti: Liam Jacob, Connor Brown, James Tarkowski, Robbie Simpson, Matt Smith, Daniel Taylor,
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has highlighted the positive performance of the club's youth brigade despite his squad letting a two-goal lead slip against Arsenal in the English Premier League. Ready to forgive and forget for the shock FA Cup defeat to Oldham, Rodgers praised the ability of Liverpool's next generation to jump back from an abysmal performance.
After Sunday's humiliating FA Cup defeat at Oldham, Liverpool have a chance of immediate redemption when they travel away to Arsenal on Wednesday evening. The big guns will be back in the team; Reina, Enrique, Johnson, Lucas and Gerrard. All these players were badly missed at Boundry Park, but thats in the past now and we must move on quickly to vanquish the painful memory of that performance.
Arsenal host Liverpool in the Premier league on Wednesday, and it is yet another absolutely crucial match at the Emirates. If Liverpool win they will join the Gunners on 37 points, and if Arsenal win they will put daylight between the clubs and keep up the chase on Everton and Spurs for fourth spot.
Striker Matt Smith chose the perfect occasion to score his first goals at Boundary Park as his first-half double helped npower League One Oldham produce an FA Cup upset in beating Liverpool. The 23-year-old, who 18 months ago was playing non-league football with Solihull Moors, had the best day of his fragmented professional career after giving the Reds' defence a torrid time.
Oldham are currently going through a very bad run picking up just one point from the last 24 matches. Skipper Dean Furman will be absent for the tie as the player is still on international duty with South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations. However midfielder James Wesolowski is back from suspension and is likely to keep his starting place against Liverpool.
Liverpool's attempt to reach the FA Cup Final two years in a row continues this weekend with a trip to League One side Oldham Athletic. The Lancashire club is relishing the opportunity to play the Reds, but who were humiliated in the third round of the competition last season 5-1 at Anfield. There were five different scorers for Liverpool that day – Craig Bellamy, Steven Gerrard, debut goals for Jonjo Shelvey and Stuart Downing, and Andy Carroll.
The general disbelief at Tranmere Rovers' spectacular beginning to 2012-13 has all the same brought with it a highly pleasurable set of sensations – with most onlookers happily surprised at the Wirral's finest's unbeaten start and clear lead in League 1. Even the manager himself has seemed perplexed infront of the microphone– for while clearly confident in his players' abilities, he is aware as anyone of the limitations placed on a club of Tranmere's size by budget and resources.
Arsene Wenger knows that Arsenal could face a Liverpool side tonight that is desperate to bounce back from the disappointment of going out of the FA cup to League 1 Oldham. The result and the performance at Boundary Park could have a negative effect on team spirit and confidence, but Brendan Rodgers will be doing everything he can to ensure that his players are galvanised into an extra effort against the Gunners tonight.
If Arsene Wenger was thinking of doing a bit of tinkering with the Arsenal team, that is obviously his perogative (not Bobby Brown's). The one change that he should not even consider, however, is the inclusion of Olivier Giroud. With the Frenchman having scored two goals in each of his last two games, this probably will not seem like a radical idea, but that is not the only reason why Wenger must have him in the starting line up tomorrow.
Saturday, 23rd February: a trip to the northern English town of Oldham had been on the cards for a while. The trip not only coincided with a fine run in the FA Cup for the local team of Oldham Athletic but also with the 30th anniversary of a friendship between fans of the Latics and of German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.
[I]t's a well worn cliché that the period over Christmas and New Year is a crucial one for professional football clubs inEngland. With 5 games played in the space of just two weeks, it can define a season. Sadly for Plymouth Argyle supporters, 2012-13's festive fortnight was abysmal. Having picked up just 2 points from the 15 available, the Pilgrims now find themselves in the League Two relegation places.
We put an end to our Monday Profile series in the Summer after a two year run but, in a bid to occasionally recapture the spirit of that venture, will occasionally shine a light on a Football League player of our choice. Today, Ian Rands of A United View on Football surveys the first few months of Nick Blackman's Sheffield United career and wonders if his encouraging early momentum can be maintained.