Oldham did themselves over at the weekend, taking the lead twice away at Stevenage before a late horror show saw them lose 3-2.
Having become one of only a handful of teams to play in all four divisions during the Premier League era, the long-suffering fans are perhaps justified in expecting more. Expecting something other than gutless displays against sides they used to play in the FA Cup only would be a good start.
Rookie manager Frankie Bunn was a star of their side in his playing days, but his management style is not cutting the mustard with the fans, nor the players. The Latics, relegated last season, are 17th this time around.
Chesterfield serve as a warning that slipping two divisions in one go is not beyond the realms of possibilities, although Macclesfield are so bad there appears to be one relegation place up for grabs.
The problems are now spreading through the fan base. As one of the best supported sides in the division, you’d expect them to take a good number to Tranmere, just under 50 miles away. thus far, they’ve sold just over 300 tickets.
The rot is spreading and even talk of a new manager is causing issues. Defender Peter Clarke, another rookie, has been mentioned. If Bunn goes, the next appointment could be the difference between a trip to Salford next season, or a visit to Bromley.
Fans want a new manager . However the track record with the first two managers hired is appaling . I wouldn’t trust abdullah to choose a new good manager . Away crowds are dropping . Home crowds will drop soon too . #oafc
— Jimbo Simpson (@jimbo_simpson) November 5, 2018
Only 340 sold so far for Tranmere. Looks like this negativity is getting through to our 'famous' away support… #oafc
— Mike Astley (@mikeastley17) November 5, 2018
Shame I’m too late…but I’d like to know why he keeps risking important players like Taylor, Clarke and Surridge in the Check-a-trade Trophy. The loss of Taylor and Surridge & risk of losing Clarke to injury is damaging to a small squad like ours #OAFC
— Ross Coyne (@boundaryblue) November 5, 2018
Does he feel the mentality of securing a 0-0 at all costs in recent months has severely hampered the team’s progress and as a result has left us low on confidence and out of reach of the play-offs. The answer is yes btw. #oafc
— Ed (@OAFCEd) November 5, 2018
IF Frankie Bunn does get the sack, someone I'd love to see come in is Michael Appleton. Entirely unrealistic given his last job was assistant at Leicester but re-reading his article on The Coaches' Voice, makes him seem like a top candidate. #OAFC
— Pancho (@PanchoTheBandit) November 5, 2018
Sorry Mr Owner, you appear to have lost the fans…. hope your reading this because this is probably the worst period the football club has been in, and the football isn’t much better.
Absolutely dreadful. #oafc
— Tim (@isabelleol) November 4, 2018
Might make a great manager, might not, but we're 17th in League Two, under a new owner, and still making the same cheap, roll of the dice appointments we made for years under the previous owner. #oafc https://t.co/vph81znwQN
— Declan Taylor (@DecTaylor) November 4, 2018