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Home before 6. Just thawing out.

Hard earned 3 points against an Oldham team who were a lot better than their league position suggests.

We scored with our first real attack. Great cross by Harry and a power header on the run from Clayton. Rest of the first half Oldham were the better team with Baxter and Croft pulling the strings. Mostly they only created half chances although one good chance when the guy got free on the right hand side of our box and blasted wide when he should have scored. We were very solid at the back and Forshaw was starting what little attacking threat we created.

Second half started much the same but again we limited them to long shots and our attacks though less frequent were perhaps the more purposeful and threatening. Clayton was working hard in the right side channel, but Trotta and Harry weren't having a great day. Trotta should have made it two but blasted over when a loose ball fell to him 8 yards out. Never really felt concerned at 1-0 but it was still great to get the second with 10 mins to go. Saunders (on for Trotta) broke down the right and played a perfect ball square into CD on the edge of the box. One touch and placed confidently past the outcoming keeper. Good to see Clayton finishing so clinically when he actually had quite a lot of time to think. Credit to Sam as well, he's taken a fair bit of stick on here but his role in the goal was excellent.

From then on Oldham pretty much gave up and we really did look like Barcelona knocking the ball around very classily to close out the game. Should have had at least one more as Barron and Forshaw got to the by line and pulled balls back across that should have been met and finished. Very comfortable in the end but took some patience and hard work to get to that position.

TBH was dissappointed with our support. I know its along way and it's an unappealing place and it was bloody cold but we are 1 point of the top of the league (if game in hand is won) and to have only 200 here was embarrassing. Not a very loud 200 either. Hey ho, everyone saving their pennies and voices for the big run of games at GP over the next 2 weeks I guess.

MOM - Forshaw. Real class.
 
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Home before 6. Just thawing out.

Hard earned 3 points against an Oldham team who were a lot better than their league position suggests.

We scored with our first real attack. Great cross by Harry and a power header on the run from Clayton. Rest of the first half Oldham were the better team with Baxter and Croft pulling the strings. Mostly only created half chances although one good chance when the guy got free on the right hand side of our box and blasted wide when he should have scored. We were mostly solid the back and Forshaw was starting what little attacking threat we created.

Thanks for the report.
As for the support, worst place to go and watch football,
been once and NEVER again, good result, onwards and uplike !!

Second half started much the same but again we limited them to long shots and we our attacks though less frequent were perhaps the more purposeful and threatening. Clayton was working hard in the right side channel, but Trotta and Harry weren't having a great day. Trotta should have made it two but blasted over when a loose ball fell to him 8 yards out. Never really felt concerned at 1-0 but it was still great to get the second with 10 mins to go. Saunders (on for Trotta) broke down the right and played a perfect ball square into CD on the edge of the box. One touch and placed confidently past the outcoming keeper. Good to see Clayton finishing so clinically when he actually had quite a lot of time to think. Credit to Sam as well, he's taken a fair bit of stick on here but his role in the goal was excellent.

From then on Oldham pretty much gave up and we really did look like Barcelona knocking the ball around very classily to close out the game. Should have had at least one more as Barron and Forshaw got to the by line and pulled balls back across that should have been met and finished. Very comfortable in the end but took some patience and hard work to get to that position.

TBH was dissappointed with our support. I know its along way and it's an unappealing place and it was bloody cold but we are 1 point of the top of the league (if game in hand is won) and to have only 200 here was embarrassing. Not a very loud 200 either. Hey ho, everyone saving their pennies and voices for the big run of games at GP over the next 2 weeks I guess.
 

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Thanks for the report.
As for the support, worst place to go and watch football,
been once and NEVER again, good result, onwards and uplike !!
 

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Thanks!:sorted:
I also hope everything thaws out nicely for you!
 

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Home before 6. Just thawing out.

Hard earned 3 points against an Oldham team who were a lot better than their league position suggests.

We scored with our first real attack. Great cross by Harry and a power header on the run from Clayton. Rest of the first half Oldham were the better team with Baxter and Croft pulling the strings. Mostly only created half chances although one good chance when the guy got free on the right hand side of our box and blasted wide when he should have scored. We were very solid at the back and Forshaw was starting what little attacking threat we created.

Second half started much the same but again we limited them to long shots and our attacks though less frequent were perhaps the more purposeful and threatening. Clayton was working hard in the right side channel, but Trotta and Harry weren't having a great day. Trotta should have made it two but blasted over when a loose ball fell to him 8 yards out. Never really felt concerned at 1-0 but it was still great to get the second with 10 mins to go. Saunders (on for Trotta) broke down the right and played a perfect ball square into CD on the edge of the box. One touch and placed confidently past the outcoming keeper. Good to see Clayton finishing so clinically when he actually had quite a lot of time to think. Credit to Sam as well, he's taken a fair bit of stick on here but his role in the goal was excellent.

From then on Oldham pretty much gave up and we really did look like Barcelona knocking the ball around very classily to close out the game. Should have had at least one more as Barron and Forshaw got to the by line and pulled balls back across that should have been met and finished. Very comfortable in the end but took some patience and hard work to get to that position.

TBH was dissappointed with our support. I know its along way and it's an unappealing place and it was bloody cold but we are 1 point of the top of the league (if game in hand is won) and to have only 200 here was embarrassing. Not a very loud 200 either. Hey ho, everyone saving their pennies and voices for the big run of games at GP over the next 2 weeks I guess.

MOM - Forshaw. Real class.

Good report, pretty much summed up my thoughts as well.
Job done...3points won and let's all hope we don't have to go to Oldham next season!
 

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Thanks for the report.
As for the support, worst place to go and watch football,
been once and NEVER again, good result, onwards and uplike !!
Beat me to it! A lot of games coming up and plenty of away days that we'll bring loads to! Can't do them all and Oldham is usually one to miss. Good report tho.
 

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Hang on Mate, Life is pretty tough for most of us, especially after a Christmas & new year. It's a long wait for a pay cheque from Mid Dec to the end of Jan. The reason I never went was I would sooner go to Griffin Park,as the football club that plays at home takes all the money. I do travel to the odd few away games though, I hope I will be a loyal enough fan to make the half hour trip down to Yeovil though.
 

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Cheers for the report and as you say a dissappointing away turn out, however its bloody cold there and more than a little miserable. Fans have been wandering around all sorts of away games recently, Christmas has been and gone and we are all skint!!

Seeing as you are only an hour away presumably a nice local game for you, will be interesting to read your match report from the game against Southend as presumably you will be there as we need all the home fans we can get!!!!

Not really having a dig but unfortunately it is a sign of the times that people need to chose their away trips and Oldham is not high on anybodys list ( I have been 3 times and vowed never to return!!)
 

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Thanks for the report.
As for the support, worst place to go and watch football,
been once and NEVER again, good result, onwards and uplike !!
Not sure if I've been there two or three times but never again.
 

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Least of all the people of Oldham.
Hello mate, I like your support for your club but as London softies, we hate the cold and like comfy trips.
Oldham is not the best place for us to travel to. Brentford is not exactly fashionable but has loads of pubs, loads of pubs
and loads of pubs, so a great day out for all football freeks.
 

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Agree with my fellow Cheshire neighbour !

We scored with first and what seemed only highlight from the first half, they had two good chances, one early on and another when their player seems to walk from the halfway line all the way to the 6 yard line only to scoop it wide.
2nd half started much the same, the early goal for us meant we didn't really have to go too offensive.

Praise to Uwe for 3 very shrewd subs, the game was set up for Dave to play with JD in place of kiernan, Barron for forrester, (good to see Harry doing some runs and great cross for 1st goal) and Sam for Trotta, moving CD upfront.

From the back :

Moore - rock solid, great catch from a piledriver
Logan and bidwell - very steady
Dean and Craig - very solid, thought Craig was man of match. He mopped everything up fantastically. Did the simple things right and was there whenever there was a threat.
Forrester - some good runs but flicked in and out
Foreshaw - creating most things that came through the centre, very close man of match
Douglas - battled well
Kiernan - not his best game
Clayton - fantastic work rate and really showed his quality in his two finishes and when he went up front for last 15.
Trotta - disappointed, didn't really get involved

Good input from dave, Sam and Scott did ok.

Back home for 17:30, unlike most. But coming down for Tuesday night, hope the match will be on.

Funniest moment - Oldham fans acknowledging Oldham is a sh*thole...

Also cheeky £3 on 2-0 at 12/1 covered the entry fee plus a bit more
 
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On train home to euston and then Crawley.

Thawed out now but three points more welcome.

Not one of best perfomances against a poor Oldham side.

A game in other sasons we might even have lost in first half.

Uwe said on friday tat training had not been the best and loss of secnd balls in fist half reflcted this.

Whe did we last have only three deeats after 26 games?
 

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I can confirm the ground is still a dump, but I must give due credit to a couple of the stewards who were friendly and helpful.

We are still not firing as we were a few games ago, but I'll take the three points, thank you. Fortunately Oldham couldn't shoot straight or we would have had a problem, the number of times the ball passed just outside our post in the first quarter alone was somewhat alarming. We tightened things up as the game went on.

Clayton was clinical, two chances and two good goals. The first steaming in at the back post to head home a fine Harry cross; the second, just after he had moved into a central role to replace the rather disappointing Trotta, receiving a good pass from Sam and thumping it confidently into the back of the net. The second goal killed the game and we played the ball around until the final whistle.

I thought it was very much a workmanlike team effort, with no individual performance standing head and shoulders above the rest. Moore is really becoming an excellent keeper, very assured today. (And I think only two kicks made touch!). Harry put in the cross for the first goal but was fairly quiet after that; hopefully plenty of scouts were there and crossed him off their lists. Why didn't Logan shoot when he got himself to exactly the same position from where he had thumped the ball against the crossbar the other week, but this time passed it across to the waiting defenders?

This was the sort of game old Brentford would not have won, but this is new Brentford. Onwards and upwards.
 

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On train home to euston and then Crawley.

Thawed out now but three points more welcome.

Not one of best perfomances against a poor Oldham side.

A game in other sasons we might even have lost in first half.

Uwe said on friday tat training had not been the best and loss of secnd balls in fist half reflcted this.

Whe did we last have only three deeats after 26 games?


I agree with this, i think :confused:

ps. good to get home and warm up! :eek:
 

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Looks like I'm first back.

Good win. Clinical. Professional.

Roll on Tuesday. :cool:
 

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We took the lead early on, Harry done well on the left and crossed the ball into the box for Donaldson to header home.

Logan had a good chance to test their keeper when he was in their box with the ball and no one infront him but chose not to shoot.

Oldham lacked a decent striker and threat in the penalty box. A fair few chances they had and could/should have been winning and possibly 2 or 3 up after 20minutes. Simpson had a lot of space on the left side and tried to make things happen for them but they never really troubled Moore either, most shots went wide of the left hand post.

Second half was worried at 1-0 that it wouldn't be enough and that Oldham would sneak an equaliser, we took Kiernan off, Toumani got forward well and tried to make things happen, but the game seem to change massively in our favour when we took off Harry and was replaced by Barron.
Barron gave us width and crossed the ball well in to dangerous areas a couple of times.
Saunders on for Trotta and Donaldson went up top.
We now had a tired Oldham defence up against our Clayton, with Sammy and Baron giving their fullbacks something to think about.

Sammy than crossed the ball in, we had Barron in acres of space back post who was in a great position but also Donaldson in the middle of the box waiting to pounce. Ball went to Donaldson who only had the keeper to beat from a few yards out and slotted home to confirm the victory :)

An all round good team performance, a couple of years ago we would have lost that game. I thought the substitutes all three that came on were encouraging and defiantly the changed the game in our favour.

Forshaw played well, quality on the ball and came close with a couple of long range efforts in the second half.

Harry done well for the first goal, good cross but was pretty quiet again.

Good to see Barron come on and play well, encouraging performance.

Saunders also, last two games he's set up Clayton twice so he's getting assists and played good in the short time he was on.

With Adeyemi now injured for Tuesday and not sure when he will be available again, it was good to see a positive performance from Toumani.

Moore done really well from crosses and catches today, very commanding. Also his kicking were very good.

Craig was solid and mopped up pretty much everything, Dean also had a good game.

Well done to the others that travelled, made as much noise as we could and hopefully last time we have to go there for a long time :)

Roll on Southend
 

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Hello mate, I like your support for your club but as London softies, we hate the cold and like comfy trips.
Oldham is not the best place for us to travel to. Brentford is not exactly fashionable but has loads of pubs, loads of pubs
and loads of pubs, so a great day out for all football freeks.
Oldham has loads of pubs. That road up from Ashton must have had one on every corner. Not one of them looked the slightest bit appealing though.
 
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Oldham has loads of pubs. That road up from Ashton must have had one on every corner. Not one of them looked the slightest bit appealing though.
The Clayton Green next to the premier inn was decent, only a two minute walk to the ground.
 

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Just got back, good enough performance against a decent Oldham team that never really threatened too much.. Great result :D
 

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Was it still because of the temperature and did you use a hand sanitiser after creating it
lol Thought the away support was quoted as 208 so that makes it 209...anymore went in the home end?!! :D

Been there twice I think and agree that it's a ground that most people never want to return to...especially in January.
 

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Was too knackered and still frozen last night to post a report.

A good hard earned three points. A good start with a bullet header from Clayton from a precise Forrester ball.

If the goals were 10 yards wider we could have been 4-1 down at half time. Oldham had plenty of chances, but Moore either made a comfortable save or watched the ball go miles wide.

Second half we came out with a similar workmanlike performance, looking like we'd be happy to take the 1-0 win. We switched to a 4-5-1 with Donaldson on his own, this enabled substitute Saunders to play a nice ball to the feet of Donaldson and despite having plenty of time buried it to make sure of the result.

We coasted the last 10 minutes and started playing some of the tippy tappy that Oldham hadn't allowed us to play previously.

January in Oldham was never going to be pretty exhibition football, however a good 3 points and bring on the 3 (hopefully 4) home games.
 

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lol Thought the away support was quoted as 208 so that makes it 209...anymore went in the home end?!! :D

Been there twice I think and agree that it's a ground that most people never want to return to...especially in January.
I was in the Chaddy end, went on my own and it was closest stand to my car when I arrived at 2.59pm. Got a bit nervous everytime our subs warmed up, was sure Sammy was going to spot me and shout "What you doing in there mate?!" :)
 

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Hats off to Billy Reeves, who made his way back from Oldham to lead a blistering gig at the Half Moon in Putney with his band Thee Faction at 10PM last night.
 

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I can't add too much, having now defrosted...

Oldham used the width well but it was, just like Colchester, Forshaw to Forrester, a jink from Harry past the defender and cross to the far post, a distracting run across from Rodney and there was Donaldson to power in the header... 0-1. Whatever is said, it's Clayton's best position; no options, JFDI. Oldham continued to load balls forward, with Simpson giving Logan a particularly hard time and their right winger moaning a lot. Our defence was generous but their attack wasteful, while we had a few dangerous break-aways and corners; Clayton had a decent header at their keeper.

Second half we were more organised and the substitutions made all the difference. Diagouraga came on for Kiernan, who had not put on a bad show as the covering player, but Douglas dropped to cover and Toumani ranged forward. Dickov took off a central defender to go for it and Uwe brought on Barron for Forrester (who was not inspired and a bit greedy) and Saunders for Trotta in what turned out to be an inspired move, bringing much more control with us determining the pace of the game. Barron and Bidwell played a lot of neat football on Oldham's exposed right flank with more crosses than we've seen for a long while. Eventually, Sam passed the ball across the penalty area where their defence had got sucked across, leaving both Donaldson and Barron unmarked for Clayton to pop the ball in and kill the game. Job done. Oldham fans were complaining afterwards that we were a dirty team and they should have has 2 penalties but, while we put in some determined tackling and collected cards in midfield, Baxter and some of their other players threw themselves to the ground quite a lot. I didn't see anything that merited a penalty that was not the rough and tumble of League 1.
 

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First half we went 1-0 ahead early on then allowed Coldham to come at us. Fortunately their inept forwards were unable to get the goal in their sights.

Second half was controlled by us and the substitutions were ideal to enable us to kill the game off. I have been very critical of Uwe's substitutions this season but today all three worked well and Sam Saunders cameo was the best he he played this season.

I never felt we would lose the game as Coldham seemed to lack confidence (understandable after 3 home defeats on the spin) but to win when we were not at full power was definitely a bonus.
 

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Baxter had signed a two and a half year deal today with them. I was hoping we could sneak him onto our team bus yesterday
 

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Baxter had signed a two and a half year deal today with them. I was hoping we could sneak him onto our team bus yesterday
he signed that prior to the match yesterday!

He wasn't much, quite honestly, just a lot of physical bustle and he threw himself at our defenders trying to get sympathy from the ref. Tony Craig saw to him.
 

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More concerned with the gaps in midfield, particularly in the first half when with a decent striker could have had a couple of goals.
Bringing on Dave early in the second half tightened things up.
All substitutions worked well and made when required.
For me I'm still not sure about Trotta, doesn't get involved enough. Him going off leaving CD up front showed that Clayton is wasted out wide and needs to start up front from the start.
 

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More concerned with the gaps in midfield, particularly in the first half when with a decent striker could have had a couple of goals.
Bringing on Dave early in the second half tightened things up.
All substitutions worked well and made when required.
For me I'm still not sure about Trotta, doesn't get involved enough. Him going off leaving CD up front showed that Clayton is wasted out wide and needs to start up front from the start.
IMO Trotta takes a lot of the pressure off Clayton as Trotta is very dangerous in and around the box. This leaves Clayton with a little less attention and we can see the results. IMO it's vital that we keep Trotta for the rest of the season.
 

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IMO Trotta takes a lot of the pressure off Clayton as Trotta is very dangerous in and around the box. This leaves Clayton with a little less attention and we can see the results. IMO it's vital that we keep Trotta for the rest of the season.
Agree completely.

Trotta seems very languid until inside the area when he comes alive.
 

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I agree with this. We looked a little sloppy yesterday and Logan kept getting caught out in the first half but we tightened up second half. We never really looked in trouble and the goals came at the right time and we cruised to the final whistle. Two clinical finishes from Clayton.
 

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Any team that goes to Oldham in January and comes away with three points is a good side.
Any fan that goes to Oldham in January and comes back with both their testicles free of frost bite is also a top fan.
 

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Any team that goes to Oldham in January and comes away with three points is a good side.
Any fan that goes to Oldham in January and comes back with both their testicles free of frost bite is also a top fan.
I went but testicles were not frost-bite free
 

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