Monday 13 February 2017

It's Shezurrection at Oldham

The Times has a full page interview with Oldham manager John Sheridan ahead of tomorrow's clash with Charlton at Boundary Park. It's his third stint with the club, having saved them from relegation last season, so fans are hoping for another 'Sherzurrection'.

On Saturday their 3-2 win over Coventry City was a fourth win in seven games since Sheridan's return, one more win than Oldham had previously managed in the league all season, lifting them out of the relegation zone.

Writer Gregor Robertson describes Sheridan as 'one of a dying breed in football with an edge, nasty streak, fire in the belly, or whatever phrase you care to use, for whom winning seems to mean that little bit more, and whose drive to succeed can shake the very bones of those around him.'

Sheridan is not afraid to tell officials what he thinks of them. During a short stint at Notts County, he called Eddie Ilderton a 'disgrace' and 'useless', adding that his kids 'wouldn't get any ****ing Christmas presents because of ****ing you.' He then told the fourth official, 'You really are a c***. I'm gonna knock you out, you c***.'

Sheridan explained, 'It's just a winning mentality, trying to push us over the edge and get a result.'

Following an ankle injury, on form Charlton midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey is a doubt for tonight's game: Injury doubt

Odds: Oldham 29/20, Draw 21/10, Charlton 2/1.

Results in earlier years: 2009/10 Oldham 0 Charlton 2; 2010/11 Oldham 0 Charlton 0; 2011/12 Oldham 0 Charlton 1.


  1. Wyn, that 'winning mentality' didn't help him much at St Andrews, even if he did fluke the free kick. Can't see a photo of the guy without remembering his strut towards the ball, then have to remind myself that it all ended well.

  2. Don't worry he remembers and wait until tonight lol