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Birmingham’s new boss, Diogo Jota, Luton’s thrashing and two Ameobis… Names of the Football League, week 11

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After a long two weeks full of Panamian ecstasy and England...well, being England, the Championship returned to accompany the League 1 and League 2 fixtures over the weekend. It truly returned to...

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League One: Clarence Seedorf Interviewed As Candidate For Oldham Athletic Managerial Vacancy

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This is not a drill. REPEAT: This is not a drill. Clarence Seedorf is close to being appointed as the new manager of Oldham Athletic.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Dutchman was interviewed by Latics chairman Simon Corney on Thursday before being given a special VIP tour of the fitness facilities at Boundary Park.

Oldham Athletic Friendly Disrupted By Massive Swarm Of Bees (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Kick-off of Oldham Athletics's pre-season friendly against Blackburn Rovers over the weekend had to be delayed by several minutes after a throng of unwanted guests stormed the pitchand set up camp in one of the goalmouths.

Whileinspecting the pitch before the game, the referee noticed that one of the goals had beenbesieged by a gigantic swarm of bees.

League One Preview: Part 2

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The 2014/15 season of League One, England's third tier of soccer, kicks off on August 9. How well do you know your teams?

After previewing the first eight teams in League One, here are the next eight. The teams covered this time are Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, Leyton Orient, Milton Keynes Dons, Notts County, Oldham Athletic, and Peterborough United.

Vaughan Again… And This Time It Might Be Oldham Athletic

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To say that Oldham Athletic had a mixed season would be something of an understatement. In the FA Cup, they knocked Nottingham Forest and Liverpool out before making Everton's life considerably trickier than might have been expected in the Fifth Round of the competition, but off the pitch the club struggled in League One for much of the season, eventually finishing three points above the dotted line which might have condemned them to relegation into League Two.

Vaughan Again… And This Time It Might Be Oldham Athletic

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To say that Oldham Athletic had a mixed season would be something of an understatement. In the FA Cup, they knocked Nottingham Forest and Liverpool out before making Everton's life considerably trickier than might have been expected in the Fifth Round of the competition, but off the pitch the club struggled in League One for much of the season, eventually finishing three points above the dotted line which might have condemned them to relegation into League Two.

Oldham appoint youngest ever Football League manager

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Former Kilmarnock player Lee Johnson will become the youngest ever league manager if his move to Oldham Athletic is completed on Monday.

The Latics are expected to give the 31-year-old, who only left the Killies in January 2013, his first managerial role in the hope he can steer them to League One safety.

Match Of The Past: Oldham Athletic

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We continue our series of archived matches of the clubs of Football League One this morning with Oldham Athletic, and six matches from the years between 1976 and 1993. Our first match sees Oldham playing the bridesmaid to West Bromwich Albion's bride at the end of the 1975/76 season, while our second match sees them taking on Watfordb at a very wintry looking Boundary Park in 1981.

Manchester United

Man Utd legend Paul Scholes interviewed for Oldham Athletic manager’s job

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Scholes interviewed for Oldham manager job – reports

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London (AFP) – Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been interviewed for the vacant manager’s job at English third-tier club Oldham Athletic, British media reported on Wednesday.

The 42-year-old is a life-long Oldham supporter, but has never held a full-time coaching job.

The northwest club declined to comment on the reports they had spoken to the former England midfielder about the job.

Oldham Athletic 0 v Wigan Athletic 2

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Oldham Athletic and Wigan Athletic have both fallen on relatively hard times as of late and find themselves at opposite ends of League One.



Oldham, under Joe Royle, were one of the founding clubs of the Premier League in 1992-1993 and Wigan won the FA Cup as recently as 2013, the year the club were also relegated to the Championship.

Jack Crompton – Our last living link to the 1948 Cup Final

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On July 4th, Jack Crompton, the last living link to Manchester United's 1948 FA Cup winning side past away.

Jack was 91 years young, the goalkeeper in that first post-war trophy winning team, a gentleman, a truly likable man, who still found pleasure in watching his beloved United, in particular the Reserves, and would often be seen in attendance with his wife Sheila.

Year Of The Dragon

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The Chinese Year of the Dragon ended on 9 February but no one seems to have told the world of football. For as this season approaches its climax it is clubs and players from Wales, traditionally associated with their dragons of their own who are pushing the envelope. Cardiff City have just been crowned Champions of the Championship and look forward to Premier League football for the first time in their history.

Liverpool Football Club Outline The Case For Being Cheap

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Brendan Rodgers' return to Reading last week with Liverpool was a frustrating 0-0 draw, in a game that made more headlines for the traveling supporters' admonishment of Margaret Thatcher than any action on the pitch.

With five games to go in the season, Liverpool sit in seventh place in the Premier League – one spot behind Everton, eight points out of the Champions League spots, and 27 points behind leaders Manchester United.

Sheffield United

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-By-Club League 1 Preview 2015-16

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Barnsley

2014-15 did not go to plan for Barnsley. Freshly relegated from the Championship and adorned with an array of shiny new signings, a promotion push was on the cards. But an unconvincing start cost Danny Wilson his job in February, and it was left to Lee Johnson to salvage things.

Neil Warnock Week: Book Review: Made in Sheffield

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Made in Sheffield: My Story by Neil Warnock with Oliver Holt
Published by Hodder and Stoughton
2008, £8.99

"Anyone who writes an autobiography", opines former Slits guitarist Viv Albertine in the introduction to her brilliant memoir Clothes Music Boys, "is either a twat or broke.

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 1 Preview 2014-5

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[W]hen asked by the esteemed editors of this site to compile a preview to the League One season I had to first humbly remind them that my own team, Carlisle United, were cruelly and indignantly relegated to League Two at the end of last year. There followed a degree of brow furrowing consternation before an uttered agreement that 'I'd do'.

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 1 Preview 2014-5

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[W]hen asked by the esteemed editors of this site to compile a preview to the League One season I had to first humbly remind them that my own team, Carlisle United, were cruelly and indignantly relegated to League Two at the end of last year. There followed a degree of brow furrowing consternation before an uttered agreement that 'I'd do'.

Transfer Window Review: Manchester City

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DEMICHELIS: Follow our new signing on Twitter @demichelisok #MCFC pic.twitter.com/nMoecwM1IF Manchester City FC (@MCFC) September 2, 2013 Five word review: Revolution not evolution for Pellegrini In: Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, £30m), Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina, £22m), Jésus Navas (Seville, £17m rising to £22.

League One 2012/2013: Players who started the first and last game of the season for their club

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The following list shows the players who started the first and last league games for their League clubs in the 2012/2013 season.

  • Stevenage (8) James Dunne, Luke Freeman, Marcus Haber, Darius Charles, Chris Day, Mark Roberts, David Gray and Bondz N'Gala.
  • Carlisle United (7) Liam Noble, Brad Potts, Lee Miller, James Trevor Berrett, Danny Livesey, Matthew James Robson and Paul Thirlwell.

League One 2012/2013: Players who started the first and last game of the season for their club

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The following list shows the players who started the first and last league games for their League clubs in the 2012/2013 season.

  • Tranmere Rovers (8) Liam Palmer, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Andy Robinson, Ash Taylor, Danny Holmes, Zoumana Bakayogo, Ben Gibson and Owain Fôn Williams.

Everton

Liverpool Vs Arsenal: Team News, Probable Starting XI and Predictions

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The Reds will look to return to winning ways after a disappointing 1-1 draw away to West Brom last Sunday, where they failed to cement a decent gap between 5th placed Everton.

Boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed defensive duo Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson will be absent for the crunch tie against Arsenal on Saturday however revealed the pair are nearing a return to first-team action.

Oldham players were banned from swapping shirts with Everton due to a kit shortage

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Prior to League One side Oldham Athletic's FA Cup fifth round match against Everton, the club's caretaker manager and chief executive posted a notice in the dressing room telling players not swap shirts with their opponents after the game. The financially strained club's "severe shortage of first team home shirts" was cited as the reason for the request.

Five Worldwide Football Matches You Should Watch This Weekend

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After an exciting dose of UEFA Champions League action in midweek, it's back to domestic matters this weekend right across the globe. In England, we will witness the return of the FA Cup for the fifth round of the competition, and while many of Europe's major leagues are closing in on the final stages of the season, in the southern hemisphere the Argentinian Primera Division Torneo Final is only just beginning.

MNT on TV

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As the MLS season approaches, there's still action aplenty abroad for members of the Men's National Team. This weekend sees Tim Howard in FA Cup action, Michael Bradley hosting the league leaders and a showdown between two MNT teammates in Mexico. Here's the viewing schedule:


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FA Cup

Aspas Nets First Goal In FA Cup Win

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What should have been a straight forward FA Cup tie for Liverpool on Sunday at stages looked tenuous as the Reds struggled to stamp their authority on the game with a weakened XI. A goal from Iago Aspas in the second half settled what could have been a nervy fixture and an own goal from James Tarkowski late on ensured Liverpool's progress to the next round where they will face either Burton Albion or Bournemouth.

WATCH Liverpool 2-0 Oldham Match Highlights; FA Cup Third Round [VIDEO]

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Liverpool defeated Oldham Athletic today in the FA Cup Third Round to set up a Fourth Round match against either Bournemouth or Burton Albion.

The FA Cup match between Liverpool-Oldham wasn't shown on live television, so many Reds supporters missed out on seeing the Anfield club cruise to victory with a wonderful goal by Iago Aspas and an own goal by Oldham.

Hat Trick Of FA Cup Meetings With Oldham

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This is the third time Liverpool have been pitted against Oldham in the FA Cup in as many seasons. The Reds will surely look to proceed further in this competition despite having most of their commitment pinned firmly on the league.

It is predicted that Brendan Rodgers will field a very different team for the tie at Anfield on Sunday but with Steven Gerrard recently back fit, he could feature in the starting line up boosting Liverpool's experience.

Away Days: Everton FC v Oldham Athletic

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Everton (blue) and Oldham compete at Goodison Park

Three days after Oldham's League One success against Portsmouth saw the continuation of the Latics' FA Cup adventure. Having knocked out Liverpool FC in the fourth round, Athletic had salvaged a replay out of their fifth round clash against the blue half of Merseyside, Everton FC, when Matt Smith headed home a 95th minute equalizer in an exciting 2-2 draw at Boundary Park.

Everton Push Ahead in FA Cup with 3-1 Victory over Oldham Athletic

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Although it proved a testy affair at Goodison Park, Everton eventually overwhelmed a spirited Oldham Athletic 3-1 to book a meeting in the FA Cup quarterfinals with Wigan Athletic.

David Moyes' side struggled at times to penetrate the League One strugglers, but a clinical finish from Belgian winger Kevin Mirallas set the tone in the 15th minute of the replay.

Everton vs Oldham Athletic, FA Cup 5th Round Replay: Open Thread

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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 ......

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Everton vs Oldham Athletic, FA Cup 5th Round Replay: Open Thread

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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.

Snapshot: Oldham Instructed Not To Swap Shirts With Everton Players Due To ‘Severe Shortage Of First Team Kit’

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By Chris Wright

Times are obviously a little tighter at Oldham Athletic than they first let on...

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Oldham Athletic’s Late Goal Is Perfect Definition of FA Cup Magic

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For most of the second half in their FA Cup fifth round match against Everton, League One side Oldham Athletic were searching for an equalizing goal that would send them into a replay at Goodison Park.

How a Mansfield Town Scarf Caused a Stir in a Man United Home

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League 1 Oldham Knock Out Lacklustre Reds

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Matt Smith was brilliant for the home side...
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Liverpool fell to an embarrassing defeat at Boundary Park on Sunday evening as Oldham found an early lead via their influential forward Matt Smith.

The Rest

Siem de Jong, Colback And Armstrong Start At Oldham

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Two of our summer signings Siem de Jong and Jack Colback have been handed starting roles in the game tonight at Oldham Athletic, with young Jak Alnwick in goal with both senior goalkeepers Tim Krul and Rob Elliot not back from their summer break yet. Siem de Jong in training captains the side tonight [.

Sevilla Agree To Sign Aspas On Loan

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Sevilla have confirmed a deal has been agreed with Liverpool to sign Iago Aspas on a season-long loan.
The Spanish club also have an option to buy the forward, while the move is subject to a medical and the relevant paperwork being completed.
The 26-year-old joined Brendan Rodgers' side from Celta Vigo last June but made just 15 appearances in all competitions last term.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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BY DAN KARELL

Much of the world will watch together as Barcelona and Real Madrid re-kindle the madness that is El Clasico, when the two meet on Tuesday in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semifinals at the Camp Nou.

Last time around, the teams tied 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas' opener being cancelled out by the young Frenchman Raphael Varane, helping save Madrid in the tie.

Rodgers Disappointed By Liverpool Youngsters

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expressed disappointment with his young players following the Reds' shock FA Cup defeat to Oldham Athletic.
The Northern Irishman gave the likes of Jack Robinson, Andre Wisdom and Sebastian Coates an opportunity to start at Boundary Park but saw his side end up on the wrong end of a 3-2 result.