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Paul Scholes gets invitation from Ole Gunnar Solskjær after quitting Oldham

• Manchester United manager invites former teammate for chat• Oldham owner defends conduct and says Scholes quit by textOle Gunnar Solskjær has offered Paul Scholes an invitation to Manchester United after his former teammate resigned as Oldham Athleti…

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Paul Scholes resigns as Oldham manager claiming he was misled

• Former England player steps down after only 31 days• Says he could not work as ‘intended and was led to believe’Paul Scholes has quit as Oldham’s manager after 31 days, claiming he has not been able to operate as he had been led to believe.The team h…

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Paul Scholes gets off to a flier at Oldham with 4-1 win over Yeovil

• West Brom salvage 2-2 home draw with Nottingham Forest• Bristol City leave it late to see off QPR at Ashton GatePaul Scholes enjoyed a winning start to his managerial career as his Oldham side ran out 4-1 winners in the League Two match against Yeovi…

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Paul Scholes appointed manager of League Two’s Oldham Athletic

Scholes signs one-and-a-half year dealOwner Abdallah Lemsagam pledges ‘100% backing’Paul Scholes has been appointed the new manager of Oldham Athletic after signing a one-and-a-half year deal.The former Manchester United was formerly a coach at Old Tra…

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FA Cup roundup: Doncaster reach fifth round for first time in 63 years

• Ben Whiteman’s double gives Rovers 2-1 win over Oldham• Swansea ease through with 4-1 victory against GillinghamGrant McCann said his Doncaster side’s 2-1 victory over Oldham “changes our lives a bit” after they reached the fifth round of the FA Cup …

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Nessun Dorma: from Beckham and Ravanelli to Royle and Clough

The pod reunite to discuss the opening day of the 1996-97, World Cup qualifiers, Oldham Athletic and Nottingham ForestPopular culture is littered with examples of the second body of work falling beneath the standards of the first. Thankfully for us, it…

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Nessun Dorma: from Beckham and Ravanelli to Royle and Clough

The pod reunite to discuss the opening day of the 1996-97, World Cup qualifiers, Oldham Athletic and Nottingham ForestPopular culture is littered with examples of the second body of work falling beneath the standards of the first. Thankfully for us, it…

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Nessun Dorma: from Beckham and Ravanelli to Royle and Clough

The pod reunite to discuss the opening day of the 1996-97, World Cup qualifiers, Oldham Athletic and Nottingham ForestPopular culture is littered with examples of the second body of work falling beneath the standards of the first. Thankfully for us, it…

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FA Cup third round serves up shocks as Barnet, Oldham and Newport shine

• Barnet will be lowest-ranked team in fourth-round draw• Oldham and Newport beat Premier league oppositionDarren Currie, the Barnet caretaker manager, praised the fearlessness of his side after they provided the biggest shock of the day in the FA Cup …

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the FA Cup third roundView the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Callum Lang heads late winner as League Two Oldham humble Fulham

Pete Wild, appointed as the caretaker manager of Oldham Athletic just 10 days ago, masterminded a stunning FA Cup upset over Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham. The League Two team fell behind to a goal by Denis Odoi but struck back through Sam Surridge and Call…

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FA Cup dreams: ‘Our crowds are very noisy … my job is to whip them up’

Voices from Rotherham, Oldham, Barnet and Newport on their shock potential, including the man out to topple Man CityScored in Rotherham’s 2-1 win over Southampton in 2002 and now their assistant coach Continue reading…

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Jimmy McIlroy obituary

Elegant Burnley inside-forward who was a creative force in the remarkable Northern Ireland side of the 1950sThe footballer Jimmy McIlroy, who has died aged 86, was an elegant cornerstone of Burnley’s First Division title-winning side of the late 1950s …

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Ray Wilson obituary

Pacy, mobile left-back who gave an extra attacking drive to the England World Cup-winning team of 1966Ray Wilson, who has died aged 83, had the lowest profile of any player in England’s 1966 World Cup final-winning team, and generally liked to keep it …

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Paul Scholes interviewed for Oldham Athletic manager’s job

• Former midfielder grew up in area and could replace John Sheridan
• 42-year-old has coaching experience with former club, Manchester United

Paul Scholes was interviewed for the Oldham Athletic manager’s job on Wednesday morning, with the club now deciding whether to give the former Manchester United and England midfielder the role.

Scholes was formerly a coach at United but this would be his first permanent No1 position should he be appointed. Scholes is a part-owner of Salford City and he was briefly caretaker manager of the club in 2015.

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League One and League Two: a fan from each club previews the 2017–18 season

If the fans who spoke to us are right, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton and Southend United – and a few other clubs – will be in the play-offs

• Championship: fans preview the season

It would be nice to stay clear of relegation and have a comfortable season with a few big wins to keep us going. I’d like a number of our younger players to establish themselves here rather than being bought by Premier League clubs.

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Premier League at 25: fans from all 47 clubs on their best and worst memories

Fans from the 47 clubs to have competed in the league reminisce about legends such as Paulo Wanchope, Duncan Ferguson, Juninho and Jay-Jay Okocha

Best moment: For all the rage of the last year (or two, or three, or four depending on if and when the stasis finally broke you), we have been rather blessed during the Premier League era. We have won the league at White Hart Lane, a ground that was demolished with Arsenal having won as many titles there as the home team have in their entire existence. We have won the league at Old Trafford, the home of our great rivals of the time. We have gone an entire season unbeaten. But it’s hard to remember a single moment where life was so perfect as when Tony Adams, Mr Arsenal himself, sprinted forward to bring down a chipped throughball from Steve Bould (!) and lash it home in front of the North Bank at Highbury in the glorious sunshine to seal our first Premier League title in 1997-98.

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The Football League play-offs at 30: a quick fix that survived and thrived

The ‘unjust’ play-offs were introduced in 1987 as a temporary measure to help the First Division lose two clubs but they are now more popular than ever

By Richard Foster for The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Guardian Sport Network

On the evening of Thursday 14 May 1987, six matches kicked off across the country that would determine which three clubs would snap up the last available places in each division of English football. A combined attendance of 77,452 witnessed the very first series of play-off matches in the Football League, with as few as 4,164 gathered at the Recreation Ground in Aldershot and as many as 29,472 assembled at Elland Road. There was no great fanfare, with the media pretty much shunning the games. It would have been feasible to blink and miss the arrival of the play-offs.

Television coverage was almost non-existent, apart from the odd local news clip tucked away in the sports bulletin. The written press paid scant attention to the arrival of this new-fangled competition, with newspapers reports perfunctory at best. The Times summed up the Division Four semi-final first leg in a single sentence: “Gary Johnson raised Aldershot’s hopes of Third Division football next season with a goal 13 minutes from the end.” A Minor Counties versus Glamorgan cricket match was given more coverage than any of the semi-finals. Oh, how the Times and times have changed.

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Football League your thoughts: Darren Bent leads dramatic Derby comeback

Derby rally from 3-0 down to draw with Bristol City, Fulham make a comeback of their own against Wigan, Shrewsbury breach Scunthorpe’s fortress and Plymouth win a high-stakes Devon derby

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Struggling Oldham urgently seek a solution to their Boxing Day blues

The Latics have conceded more goals on the feast of Stephen than any other team and League One promotion chasers Sheffield United are unlikely to do them any favours

Hats off to Oldham Athletic’s captain, Peter Clarke, for attempting to sweeten a dog’s dinner this week. A sprinkling of optimism is sorely needed around Boundary Park where the club’s chairman, Simon Corney, was in such a steaming funk after elimination from the FA Cup by non-league Lincoln City on 5 December that he cancelled the club’s Christmas party.

Oldham are bottom of League One, winless in seven league matches, subject to a transfer embargo and due to play at second-place Sheffield United on Boxing Day. But Clarke, keen to look up, ventured it could be to their advantage that few people expect them to win at Bramall Lane on Monday. Without riffing on anyone’s woe – in the interests, indeed, of helping a down‑on‑its-luck club – let us see if we can lower expectations for Oldham even further. A look at their Boxing Day history should do the trick.

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