‘Meeting the opposition’ – Oldham Athletic

On Tuesday night, Oldham Athletic will host Tranmere in a league two encounter. With that in mind, I placed questions towards ‘latics’ fan @1rhysparsons. I thought it would be interesting to see the thoughts of a fan who’s club will soon face Keith Hill’s ‘superwhites’, to see their opinions of Tranmere and their opinion on the state of their club at the moment; amongst other subjects.

How long have you been a supporter of Oldham and how did you discover the club?

I first discovered the club whilst playing for my local Saturday team as we had the opportunity to go on the pitch at half-time during the Oldham vs Carlisle match in 2011. I loved every bit about it and since then have been a Latic! My first season ticket however was in the 13/14 season.

Where did Oldham finish last season?

It was a poor campaign last season as we finished 19th in League Two.

What are your thoughts on your current manager?

At first I wasn’t a fan of the appointment but recently the team seems to have gelled and Kewell is finally getting us to winning ways. We’re 6 points off the play-offs at the moment so I’m hoping Kewell can carry on the team’s top form.

What are your expectations for this season?

At first I honestly thought it was our time to delve into Non-League but I’m hoping that we push on now and aim high, I’ll certainly take the play-offs!

Which one player is your danger man, why?

Danny Rowe has shown recently his pure class scoring from all over the place in recent fixtures including a 35 yard cross goal screamer in the cup and an absolute rocket of a freekick against Exeter from about 45 yards. I’m hoping he can start scoring the ‘easy’ chances and we’ll have the top goalscorer in the league come the end of the season.

What is your score prediction for the game against Tranmere?

I think it’ll be a good game, both teams are on great form. However, we’ve not really hit the ground running at home. I’ll take a point and go 1-1!

Random fact about Oldham ? (Famous fans, something about the town etc)

Oldham have gone the longest in the 92 without something to celebrate e.g Winning the cup, promotion or winning the league.

Do you support/like any other clubs other than Oldham, why?

Oldham’s the only team for me! However I do look out for the results of teams that ex Latics players are currently playing for just to see how they’re getting on. I also keep an eye out on Watford due to family supporting them but the only club I support is Oldham Athletic!

Proudest moment as a supporter of Oldham?

My proudest moment has to be beating Premier League side Fulham in the FA Cup round 3. The best day of my life for sure!

What is your opinion of Tranmere Rovers?

Tranmere for sure have a great fan base, I always love the fixtures between us as the atmosphere is always top notch!

I would like to thank Rhys Parsons for his time answering the questions that I placed towards him, this league encounter should be an interesting occasion and I hope that readers enjoyed this Q+A.


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