All posts tagged with: John Sheridan

Oldham Athletic Season Preview: replacing Ripley

2016-17 saw another Shezurrection story for Oldham. In similar circumstances to 15/16, they were bottom of the table when John Sheridan took over, but ended it in 17th place. Centre-back Anthony Gerrard made an impact after joining in January, partnering ever-present Peter Clarke, their best outfield player. Right-back Brian Wilson featured more prominently while Paul… Read more →

Plymouth Argyle Season Preview: Carey stays

The Pilgrims have made progress in League Two for half a decade. Steady upward movement under John Sheridan saw Argyle make the play-offs in 14/15, before Derek Adams turned them into top three contenders, even if automatic promotion was secured a year later than once expected. Since James Brent took over as chairman in 2011, they have never ceased to finish… Read more →

Oldham v Bradford: Shez starts strongly

James Hanson’s departure from Valley Parade has been greeted with some sadness, having spent eight years at the club with great memories along the way, but not the disappointment that there might have been previously. Hanson’s height and physical presence had made him a key component of Phil Parkinson’s direct outfit, but under Stuart McCall, the team did not… Read more →

Manager exits: the rise of image preservation

English football’s sacking culture is widely discussed and criticized by many. What is not talked about as much is this year’s increase in manager exits by other means. Since the end of last season, 22 managers or head coaches from the top flight down to League Two have left their clubs for reasons other than a sacking. This may be resignation, mutual… Read more →