Lee Johnson…Has absolutely nothing to do with politics, human rights, or indeed Palestine but he was Oldham Athletic’s manager, until today. He’s now moved on to the lofty heights of Barnsley F.C. I’m no snob but Mr Johnson, Barnsley? The Yorkshire mining town (actually they don’t do much coal mining now) isn’t very inspiring. Their local accent make Oldham dialects seem positively classy. The Police in Barnsley are Muppet’s who acted like every supporter was a suicide bomber over ten years ago. Their culture….. Well, they have none. Their ground is a dump, their pubs are unfriendly. Oh and Oldham are higher up league one (English third tier) than they are (and long may it continue).
Oldhamer’s on the other hand are some of the friendliest people in the world (I’m not personally very friendly but then again I haven’t lived there for a long time). It’s the home of the rag pudding, has lots of terraced housing and vibrant Pakistani and Bangladesh communities. It’s the home of the Inspiral Carpets and my sister, nephews, nieces and uncle all still live there.
When our new stand is finished we’ll have a tidy ground. I’m hoping the compensation paid to Oldham Athletic for having their manager poached will speed up the project.
Here it is (photo borrowed off Diego Sideburns from the OWTB fans forum).