2011–12 Oldham Athletic A.F.C. season

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Oldham Athletic A.F.C.
2011-12 season
Chairman England Simon Corney
Manager Scotland Paul Dickov
League One 16th
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup First Round
Football League Trophy Northern Section Final
Top goalscorer League: Kuqi (11)
All: Kuqi (16)
Highest home attendance 8,032 (6 August vs Sheffield United)
Lowest home attendance 2,408 (10 October vs Milton Keynes Dons)
Average home league attendance 5,012

The 2011–12 season was Oldham Athletic's 15th consecutive season in the third tier of the English football league system. The team was managed by Paul Dickov and captained by Dean Furman following the departure of the previous captain, Reuben Hazell after the 2010–11 season.

As well as Hazell's departure, a number of other players, including goalkeeper Dean Brill, former youth team players Lewis Alessandra and Deane Smalley and highly rated midfielder Dale Stephens left the Latics before the start of the season. In their place, Dickov signed goalkeeper Alex Cisak from Accrington Stanley and Zander Diamond from Aberdeen. Jean-Yves M'voto, who had been on loan at Oldham during the 2010–11 season was also signed on a permanent contract. Dickov made his highest profile signing of the summer on transfer deadline day, 31 August 2011, when he signed Finnish forward Shefki Kuqi following his release by Newcastle United. Kuqi became an immediate success, scoring 11 goals in his first 15 games for Oldham.

The Latics struggled with inconsistency in the league for the first half of the season, ending 2011 in 14th place in League One. However, propelled by Kuqi's goals and the form of loan signings Luca Scapuzzi and Robbie Simpson, Oldham progressed to the Northern Section Final of the Football League Trophy and the third round of the FA Cup, eventually losing over two legs to Chesterfield in the Football League Trophy and going down 5-1 to Premier League Liverpool in the FA Cup after a creditable display at Anfield.

The end of Oldham's cup runs coincided with a loss of form in the league and the end of Kuqi's goalscoring run. After starting 2012 eight points from the play-offs in 14th place, the Latics slipped into a relegation battle, winning only 5 of their next 20 matches before their League One status was guaranteed by a 1-1 draw at home with Preston North End. The season ended with a 2-1 victory at home to Carlisle, following which Oldham prepared for a summer of change, with a total of 18 first-team players out of contract for the 2012-13 season.

League data[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
14 Bury 46 15 11 20 60 79 −19 56
15 Preston North End 46 13 15 18 54 68 −14 54
16 Oldham Athletic 46 14 12 20 50 66 −16 54
17 Yeovil Town 46 14 12 20 59 80 −21 54
18 Scunthorpe United 46 10 22 14 55 59 −4 52

Updated to games played on 6 May 2012.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification:
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Squad statistics[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Includes all players who were awarded squad numbers during the season.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Alex Cisak
2 France DF Jean-Yves M'voto
3 England DF Paul Black
4 Australia MF James Wesolowski (from August 2011)
5 Scotland DF Zander Diamond (to May 2012)
6 England DF Nathan Clarke (from August 2011 to January 2012)
6 England DF Reece Brown (from March 2012)
7 Portugal MF Filipe Morais
8 South Africa MF Dean Furman (Captain)
9 England FW Reuben Reid
10 England FW Robbie Simpson (from September to December 2011 and from January 2012)
11 England MF Tom Adeyemi (from August 2011 to April 2012)
12 France DF Bradley Diallo (from August 2011)
13 Australia GK Dean Bouzanis (from November 2011)
14 England FW Matt Smith
15 England FW Ryan Brooke
16 England DF James Tarkowski
17 Antigua and Barbuda MF Josh Parker
18 England MF Chris Taylor
19 England DF Kieran Lee
No. Position Player
20 Northern Ireland MF Matthew Lund (to October 2011)
20 Italy FW Luca Scapuzzi (from November 2011 to January 2012)
20 Comoros MF Youssouf M'Changama (from March 2012)
21 Northern Ireland MF Kirk Millar
22 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Djeny Bembo-Leta
23 Northern Ireland MF Phillip McGrath
24 England MF Connor Hughes
25 England DF Matthew D Carr
26 Northern Ireland DF Carl Winchester
27 Northern Ireland MF Ryan Burns
28 England GK Paul Gerrard (Player/Coach)
29 England MF David Mellor
30 Italy MF Andreas Mancini (from November 2011 to January 2012)
30 England MF Keanu Marsh-Brown (from January 2012)
32 Finland FW Shefki Kuqi (from August 2011)
33 England GK Luke Simpson
36 France FW Oumare Tounkara (from March 2012)
39 England FW Harry Bunn (from March 2012)
41 England DF Glenn Belezika
42 England DF Alex Parks

Appearances, goals & disciplinary record[edit]

As of 6 May 2012
No Nat Pos Name Total League FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy
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1 Poland GK Alex Cisak 47 (0) 0 1 1 38 (0) 0 1 1 4 (0) 0 0 0 1 (0) 0 0 0 4 (0) 0 0 0
2 France DF Jean-Yves M'voto 43 (1) 1 3 2 35 (1) 1 2 2 3 (0) 0 0 0 1 (0) 0 0 0 4 (0) 0 1 0
3 England DF Paul Black 18 (1) 0 2 0 13 (0) 0 2 0 2 (1) 0 0 0 1 (0) 0 0 0 2 (0) 0 0 0
4 Australia MF James Wesolowski 31 (0) 4 6 0 21 (0) 3 3 0 4 (0) 1 1 0 1 (0) 0 0 0 5 (0) 0 2 0
6 England DF Reece Brown 15 (0) 0 3 0 15 (0) 0 3 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0
7 Portugal MF Filipe Morais 26 (19) 5 5 0 23 (13) 5 4 0 0 (4) 0 1 0 1 (0) 0 0 0 2 (2) 0 0 0
8 South Africa MF Dean Furman 27 (2) 2 6 0 21 (2) 1 4 0 4 (0) 1 1 0 1 (0) 0 1 0 1 (0) 0 0 0
9 England FW Reuben Reid 19 (3) 6 2 0 17 (3) 5 2 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 1 (0) 1 0 0 1 (0) 0 0 0
10 England FW Robbie Simpson 33 (3) 9 6 0 26 (3) 6 5 0 3 (0) 2 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 4 (0) 1 1 0
12 France DF Bradley Diallo 13 (3) 0 3 1 12 (3) 0 3 1 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 1 (0) 0 0 0
13 Australia GK Dean Bouzanis 8 (1) 0 0 0 8 (1) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0
14 England FW Matt Smith 4 (31) 3 1 0 3 (25) 3 1 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 1 (0) 0 0 0 0 (4) 0 0 0
16 England DF James Tarkowski 14 (4) 1 0 1 13 (3) 1 0 1 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0
17 Antigua and Barbuda FW Josh Parker 9 (9) 0 1 0 7 (6) 0 1 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 2 (0) 0 0 0
18 England MF Chris Taylor 46 (0) 3 6 0 38 (0) 2 4 0 3 (0) 1 1 0 1 (0) 0 1 0 4 (0) 0 0 0
19 England DF Kieran Lee 53 (0) 2 5 0 43 (0) 2 4 0 4 (0) 0 0 0 1 (0) 0 0 0 5 (0) 0 1 0
20 Comoros MF Youssouf M'Changama 8 (2) 0 0 0 8 (2) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0
21 Northern Ireland MF Kirk Millar 2 (3) 0 0 0 2 (2) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0
24 England MF Connor Hughes 0 (4) 0 0 0 0 (4) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0
26 Northern Ireland DF Carl Winchester 9 (4) 0 0 0 9 (3) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0
28 England GK Paul Gerrard 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 1 (0) 0 0 0
29 England DF David Mellor 20 (4) 1 2 0 19 (2) 1 0 0 1 (0) 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 1 0
30 England MF Keanu Marsh-Brown 5 (7) 1 1 1 5 (6) 1 1 1 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0
32 Finland FW Shefki Kuqi 48 (1) 16 8 0 39 (1) 11 7 0 4 (0) 1 1 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 5 (0) 4 0 0
36 France FW Oumare Tounkara 3 (5) 1 1 0 3 (5) 1 1 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0
39 England FW Harry Bunn 8 (3) 0 0 0 8 (3) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0
41 England DF Glenn Belezika 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0
Players appeared for Oldham this season on loan who have returned to their parent club:
6 England DF Nathan Clarke 19 (1) 1 5 0 16 (0) 1 4 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 2 (0) 0 1 0
11 England MF Tom Adeyemi 41 (4) 3 4 0 33 (3) 2 3 0 3 (1) 0 1 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 5 (0) 1 0 0
20 Northern Ireland MF Matthew Lund 2 (1) 0 1 0 2 (1) 0 1 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0
20 Italy FW Luca Scapuzzi 15 (2) 2 1 0 8 (2) 1 1 0 4 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 3 (0) 1 0 0
30 Italy MF Andreas Mancini 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0
Players released or transferred out during the season:
5 Scotland DF Zander Diamond 29 (2) 2 2 0 21 (2) 2 2 0 4 (0) 0 0 0 1 (0) 0 0 0 3 (0) 0 0 0
TOTALS 64 75 6 50 59 6 6 7 0 1 2 0 7 7 0

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Name League One FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
1 FW Finland Shefki Kuqi 11 1 0 4 16
2 FW England Robbie Simpson 6 2 0 1 9
3 FW England Reuben Reid 5 0 1 0 6
4 MF Portugal Filipe Morais 5 0 0 0 5
5 MF Australia James Wesolowski 3 1 0 0 4
6 MF England Tom Adeyemi 2 0 0 1 3
= FW England Matt Smith 3 0 0 0 3
= MF England Chris Taylor 2 1 0 0 3
7 DF Scotland Zander Diamond 2 0 0 0 2
= MF South Africa Dean Furman 1 1 0 0 2
= DF England Kieran Lee 2 0 0 0 2
= MF Italy Luca Scapuzzi 1 0 0 1 2
8 DF England Nathan Clarke 1 0 0 0 1
= MF England Keanu Marsh-Brown 1 0 0 0 1
= MF England David Mellor 1 0 0 0 1
= DF France Jean-Yves M'voto 1 0 0 0 1
= DF England James Tarkowski 1 0 0 0 1
= FW France Oumare Tounkara 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 50 6 1 7 64

Transfers[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
30 June 2011 DF France Jean-Yves M'voto England Sunderland Free [2]
6 July 2011 GK Australia Alex Cisak England Accrington Stanley Free [3]
14 July 2011 DF Scotland Zander Diamond Scotland Aberdeen Free [4]
5 August 2011 MF Antigua and Barbuda Josh Parker England Queens Park Rangers Free [5]
8 August 2011 MF Australia James Wesolowski England Peterborough United Free [6]
19 August 2011 DF France Bradley Diallo France Olympique Marseille Free [7]
31 August 2011 FW Finland Shefki Kuqi Unattached Free [8]
26 November 2011 GK Australia Dean Bouzanis Unattached Free [9]
30 January 2012 FW England Robbie Simpson England Huddersfield Town Free [10]
30 January 2012 FW England Keanu Marsh-Brown Unattached Free [11]
5 March 2012 MF Comoros Youssouf M'Changama Unattached Free [12]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
21 June 2011 DF Cameroon Cedric Evina England Charlton Athletic Free [13]
23 June 2011 FW England Lewis Alessandra England Morecambe Free [14]
29 June 2011 MF England Dale Stephens England Charlton Athletic Undisclosed [15]
1 May 2012 DF Scotland Zander Diamond Released Free [16]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
28 July 2011 MF Northern Ireland Matthew Lund England Stoke City October 2011 [17]
19 August 2011 DF England Nathan Clarke England Huddersfield Town January 2012 [18]
31 August 2011 MF England Tom Adeyemi England Norwich City 9 April 2012 [19]
9 September 2011 FW England Robbie Simpson England Huddersfield Town 9 December 2011 [20]
3 November 2011 FW Italy Luca Scapuzzi England Manchester City 29 January 2012 [21]
3 November 2011 FW Italy Andreas Mancini England Manchester City 3 January 2012 [22]
2 January 2012 FW England Robbie Simpson England Huddersfield Town 2 February 2012 [23]
2 March 2012 DF England Reece Brown England Manchester United 6 May 2012 [24]
16 March 2012 FW England Harry Bunn England Manchester City 6 May 2012 [25]
23 March 2012 FW England Oumare Tounkara England Sunderland 6 May 2012 [26]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
10 September 2011 FW England Ryan Brooke England Barrow 9 October 2011 [27]
31 January 2012 FW England Ryan Brooke England Telford 29 April 2012 [28]
6 March 2012 DF England Matthew D Carr England Woodley Sports 22 April 2012 [29]
8 March 2012 MF England Josh Parker England Dagenham & Redbridge 6 May 2012 [30]
14 March 2012 FW England Matt Smith England Macclesfield Town 6 May 2012 [31]

Results & fixtures[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

League One[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Homepage". Oldham Athletic AFC. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Oldham Athletic secure defender Jean Yves Mvoto". BBC Football. 
  3. ^ "Latics land Aussie goalkeeper". Sky Sports. 
  4. ^ "Oldham sign up defender Zander Diamond from Aberdeen". BBC Football. 
  5. ^ "Oldham Athletic snap up former QPR striker Josh Parker". BBC Football. 
  6. ^ "Latics land Wesolowski". Sky Sports. 
  7. ^ "Diallo earns Latics deal". Sky Sports. 
  8. ^ "Oldham Athletic swoop for Shefki Kuqi and Tom Adeyemi". BBC Football. 
  9. ^ "Oldham Athletic sign goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis". BBC Football. 
  10. ^ "Simpson signs". Oldham Athletic. 
  11. ^ "Latics sign Marsh-Brown". Oldham Athletic. 
  12. ^ "Latics sign international". Oldham Athletic. 
  13. ^ "Charlton Athletic sign Cedric Evina and Paul Hayes". BBC Football. 
  14. ^ "Morecambe net Gary McDonald & Lewis Alessandra". BBC Football. 
  15. ^ "Charlton Athletic sign Danny Green & Dale Stephens". BBC Football. 
  16. ^ "Diamond leaves Latics". Oldham Athletic. 
  17. ^ "Oldham Athletic sign Stoke City's Matthew Lund on loan". BBC Football. 
  18. ^ "Oldham sign defenders Bradley Diallo and Nathan Clarke". BBC Football. 
  19. ^ "Latics extend Adeyemi loan". Oldham Athletic. 
  20. ^ "Oldham Athletic bring in Robbie Simpson on loan". BBC Football. 
  21. ^ "Adetemi, Scapuzzi extend stays". Oldham Athletic. 
  22. ^ "Andreas Mancini extends Oldham Athletic loan spell". BBC Football. 
  23. ^ "Latics seal new Simpson loan". Oldham Athletic. 
  24. ^ "Brown extends Latics loan". Oldham Athletic. 
  25. ^ "Bunn signs for Latics". Oldham Athletic. 
  26. ^ "Tounkara back at Latics". Oldham Athletic. 
  27. ^ "Barrow swoop for Oldham Athletic's Ryan Brooke". BBC Football. 
  28. ^ "Brooke extends Bucks stay". Oldham Athletic. 
  29. ^ "Carr hits the road". Oldham Athletic. 
  30. ^ "Parker stays at Daggers". Oldham Athletic. 
  31. ^ "Silkmen sign Smith". Oldham Athletic.