2012–13 Oldham Athletic A.F.C. season

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Oldham Athletic A.F.C.
2012–13 season
Chairman Simon Corney
Manager Paul Dickov
(to 3 February 2013)
Tony Philliskirk (caretaker)
(from 3 February 2013 to 18 March 2013)
Lee Johnson
(from 18 March 2013)
League One 19th
FA Cup 5th Round
League Cup 1st Round
Football League Trophy 1st Round (Northern)
Top goalscorer League: Jose Baxter
(13 goals)
All: Jose Baxter
(15 goals)
Highest home attendance 10,295 (27 January vs Liverpool)
Lowest home attendance 2,969 (18 September vs Scunthorpe United)

The 2012–13 season was Oldham Athletic's 16th consecutive season in the third division of the English football league system. It was Paul Dickov's third season as manager of the club. Oldham began inconsistently in the league before a poor run of form before Christmas 2012 led to Dickov's coaching team being placed on gardening leave.[1] Victories over Nottingham Forest and Liverpool in the FA Cup followed but after a run of one point from nine games, Dickov resigned as manager on 3 February 2013.[2]

Tony Philliskirk took over as caretaker manager and Matt Smith's last minute equaliser earned Philliskirk's men an FA Cup fifth round replay against Everton which Everton ultimately won 3-1. It was the furthest that the Latics had progressed in the FA Cup since reaching the semi-final in 1994.

Lee Johnson was appointed as Oldham's new manager on 18 March 2013, becoming the youngest manager in the Football League at only 31 years of age. Johnson led Oldham to safety with two games to spare with four wins, three draws and three defeats from the last ten games. Oldham finished the season in 19th position and with many of his first team squad out of contract, Johnson faced a summer of rebuilding in preparation for the 2013-14 season.

Squad & Coaching Staff[edit]

First Team Squad[edit]

Includes all players who were awarded a squad number during the season. Last updated on 7 July 2013
*Total appearances and goals as at the end of the 2012-13 season
Squad
No.
Name Nat. Position Date of birth Signed from Signed in Total
Apps*
Total
Goals*
Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Alex Cisak Poland GK 19-05-1989 Accrington Stanley 2011 59 0 On loan to Portsmouth in November.
13 Dean Bouzanis Australia GK 02-10-90 Unattached 2011 51 0
25 Liam Jacob Australia GK 18-08-1994 Unattached 2012 1 0
Defenders
2 Connor Brown England RB 02-10-1991 Unattached 2012 29 0
3 Jonathon Grounds England LB 02-02-1988 Unattached 2012 52 1
5 Jean-Yves M'voto France CB 06-09-1988 Sunderland 2011 123 8
6 James Tarkowski England CB 19-11-1992 Youth Team 2011 (turned pro) 53 3
16 Cliff Byrne Republic of Ireland CB 26-04-1982 Unattached 2012 40 1
23 Reece Wabara England FB/CB 28-12-1991 Manchester City 2012 (loan) 29 2 On loan from September to January.
27 Glenn Belezika England CB 24-12-1994 Youth Team 2012 (turned pro) 4 0
30 Joe Cooper England FB 25-09-1994 Youth Team Youth Team 1 0
33 Jack Truelove England FB Youth Team Youth Team 1 0
Midfielders
4 James Wesolowski Australia CM 25-08-1987 Peterborough United 2011 70 4
7 Lee Croft England RW 21-06-1985 Derby County 2012 (loan) 69 2 On loan until January, signed on contract from January.
8 Dean Furman England CM 22-06-1988 Rangers 2009 148 9 On loan to Doncaster from March.
11 Cristian Montaño Colombia LW 11-12-1991 West Ham United 2012 33 2
15 Jordan Obita England LW 08-12-1993 Reading 2013 (loan) 10 1 On loan from January.
17 Paul Murray England CM 31-08-1976 Unattached 2013 Signed in January.
21 Kirk Millar Northern Ireland RW 07-07-1992 Youth Team 2010 (turned pro) 30 1 On loan to Chorley in October.
22 Youssouf M'Changama Comoros CM 29-08-1990 Unattached 2012 30 2 Released in March.
22 Bobby Reid England CM 02-02-1993 Bristol City 2013 (loan) 7 0 On loan from March.
23 Korey Smith England CM 31-01-1991 Norwich City 2013 10 0 On loan from March.
24 Connor Hughes England RW 06-05-1993 Youth Team 2011 (turned pro) 10 0
26 Carl Winchester Northern Ireland CM 12-04-1993 Youth Team 2011 (turned pro) 31 1
28 Chris Sutherland England RW 04-08-1995 Youth Team 2012 (turned pro) 11 0
29 David Mellor England CM 10-07-1993 Youth Team 2011 (turned pro) 31 1
31 Danny Gosset England CM 21-02-95 Youth Team Youth Team 2 0
Forwards
9 Jordan Slew England FW 07-09-1992 Blackburn Rovers 2012 (loan) 4 1 On loan until September.
9 Matt Derbyshire England FW 14-04-1986 Nottingham Forest 2012 (loan) 20 6 On loan from September to December.
9 Chris Iwelumo England FW 01-08-1978 Watford 2013 (loan) 9 1 On loan from January.
10 Robbie Simpson England FW 15-03-1985 Huddersfield Town 2012 80 13
14 Matt Smith England FW 07-06-1989 Solihull Moors 2011 75 14
18 Lee Barnard England FW 18-07-1984 Southampton 2013 (loan) 16 3 On loan from January.
19 Dan Taylor England FW 17-03-1993 Unattached 2012 10 1
20 Jose Baxter England FW 07-02-1992 Unattached 2012 45 15 Signed in September.

Management & Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Manager Paul Dickov Until February.
Manager (caretaker) Tony Philliskirk February to March.
Manager Lee Johnson From March.
Assistant Manager Gerry Taggart Until December.
First Team Coach Lee Duxbury Until December.
Goalkeeping Coach Paul Gerrard
Fitness Coach Paul Butler Until December.
Head of Sports Medicine Jon Guy
Academy Manager Tony Philliskirk
Centre of Excellence Manager Mick Priest
Youth Team Therapist Anthony Gray
Chief Youth Scout Ron Millward

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
17 Carlisle United 46 14 13 19 56 77 −21 55
18 Stevenage 46 15 9 22 47 64 −17 54
19 Oldham Athletic 46 14 9 23 46 59 −13 51
20 Colchester United 46 14 9 23 47 68 −21 51
21 Scunthorpe United 46 13 9 24 49 73 −24 48

Updated to games played on 1 June 2013.
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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]

Appearances[edit]

Number Position Name Tot
Apps
Tot
Start
Tot
Sub
Lg
Apps
Lg
Start
Lg
Sub
FAC
Apps
FAC
Start
FAC
Sub
Lg Cup
Apps
Lg Cup
Start
Lg Cup
Sub
JPT
Apps
JPT
Start
JPT
Sub
01 GK Alex Cisak 12 12 0 10 10 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
02 DF Connor Brown 29 23 6 25 20 5 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
03 DF Jonathan Grounds 52 52 0 44 44 0 6 6 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
04 MF James Wesolowski 39 37 2 33 32 1 5 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
05 DF Jean-Yves M'voto 49 49 0 42 42 0 5 5 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
06 DF James Tarkowski 26 22 4 21 17 4 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
07 MF Lee Croft 53 52 1 45 44 1 6 6 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
08 MF Dean Furman 34 28 6 28 24 4 5 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
09 FW Jordan Slew 4 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
09 FW Matt Derbyshire 20 20 0 18 18 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
09 FW Chris Iwelumo 9 6 3 7 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 MF Robbie Simpson 44 28 16 37 23 14 5 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 0
11 MF Cristian Montaño 33 28 5 30 25 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
13 GK Dean Bouzanis 42 42 0 36 36 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
14 FW Matt Smith 40 17 23 34 14 20 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0
15 MF Jordan Obita 10 6 4 8 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 DF Cliff Byrne 40 37 3 35 32 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
18 FW Lee Barnard 16 16 0 14 14 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 FW Dan Taylor 10 1 9 8 1 7 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW Jose Baxter 45 40 5 39 34 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 MF Kirk Millar 14 2 12 12 2 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
22 MF Youssouf M'Changama 20 14 6 16 10 6 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
22 MF Bobby Reid 7 3 4 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF Reece Wabara 29 29 0 25 25 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF Korey Smith 10 9 1 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 MF Connor Hughes 6 0 6 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
25 GK Liam Jacob 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF Carl Winchester 11 7 4 9 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
27 DF Glenn Belezika 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 MF Chris Sutherland 11 1 10 10 1 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF David Mellor 7 4 3 5 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
30 DF Joe Cooper 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Danny Gosset 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF Jack Truelove 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Name League One FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
1 FW England Jose Baxter 13 2 0 0 15
2 FW England Matt Smith 6 4 0 1 11
3 FW England Matt Derbyshire 4 2 0 0 6
4 DF France Jean-Yves M'voto 4 0 1 0 5
5 FW England Robbie Simpson 2 2 0 0 4
6 FW England Lee Barnard 3 0 0 0 3
7 MF Comoros Youssouf M'Changama 2 0 0 0 2
MF South Africa Dean Furman 2 0 0 0 2
DF England James Tarkowski 2 0 0 0 2
n/a n/a Own Goals 2 0 0 0 2
MF Colombia Cristian Montaño 1 1 0 0 2
DF England Reece Wabara 0 2 0 0 2
8 DF Republic of Ireland Cliff Byrne 1 0 0 0 1
DF England Jonathan Grounds 1 0 0 0 1
FW England Chris Iwelumo 1 0 0 0 1
MF Northern Ireland Kirk Millar 1 0 0 0 1
FW England Daniel Taylor 1 0 0 0 1
FW England Jordan Obita 0 1 0 0 1
FW England Jordan Slew 0 0 1 0 1
TOTALS 46 14 2 1 63

Transfers[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous club Fee Ref.
8 June 2012 DF England Connor Brown Unattached Free [3]
18 June 2012 FW England Dan Taylor Unattached Free [4]
27 June 2012 GK Australia Liam Jacob Unattached Free [5]
2 July 2012 DF England Jonathan Grounds Unattached Free [6]
27 July 2012 DF Republic of Ireland Cliff Byrne Unattached Free [7]
17 August 2012 MF Colombia Cristian Montaño West Ham United Undisclosed [8]
14 September 2012 FW England Jose Baxter Unattached Free [9]
29 January 2013 MF England Paul Murray Unattached Free [10]
12 June 2013 MF Netherlands Sidney Schmeltz Unattached Free [11]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
7 May 2012 FW England Ryan Brooke Released Free [12]
7 May 2012 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Djeny Bembo-Leta Released Free [12]
7 May 2012 DF England Matthew D Carr Released Free [12]
7 May 2012 MF England Keanu Marsh-Brown Released Free [12]
7 May 2012 MF Northern Ireland Phillip McGrath Released Free [12]
7 May 2012 MF Antigua and Barbuda Josh Parker Released Free [12]
7 May 2012 FW England Reuben Reid Released Free [12]
28 May 2012 DF England Kieran Lee Sheffield Wednesday Free [13]
15 June 2012 MF England Chris Taylor Millwall Free [14]
2 July 2012 FW Finland Shefki Kuqi Released Free [15]
2 July 2012 MF Portugal Filipe Morais Released Free [15]
15 March 2013 MF Comoros Youssouf M'Changama Released Free [16]
1 May 2013 GK Australia Dean Bouzanis Released Free [17]
1 May 2013 GK Australia Liam Jacob Released Free [17]
1 May 2013 MF England Connor Hughes Released Free [17]
1 May 2013 FW England Robbie Simpson Released Free [17]
1 May 2013 GK England Dan Taylor Released Free [17]
24 May 2013 MF England Lee Croft Released Free [18]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
4 July 2012 MF England Lee Croft Derby County End of season [19]
8 August 2012 FW England Jordan Slew Blackburn Rovers Six months (Recalled 14 September 2012 due to injury)[20] [21]
14 September 2012 FW England Matt Derbyshire Nottingham Forest 15 December 2012 (Initially for 6 weeks)[9] [22]
15 September 2012 DF England Reece Wabara Manchester City 28 January 2013 (Initially for 1 month) [23]
31 January 2013 MF England Jordan Obita Reading 1 April 2013 (Initially for 1 month)[24] [25]
31 January 2013 FW England Lee Barnard Southampton End of season [26]
31 January 2013 FW Scotland Chris Iwelumo Watford End of season [27]
15 March 2013 MF England Korey Smith Norwich City 15 April 2013 [16]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
14 March 2013 MF South Africa Dean Furman Doncaster Rovers End of season [28]

Results and fixtures[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

League One[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Paul Dickov: Oldham Athletic manager steps aside". BBC Sport. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Oldham sign Connor Brown and agree new deal with goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis". BBC Sport. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Oldham sign striker Daniel Taylor from Newcastle United". BBC Sport. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Australian goalkeeping prospect Liam Jacob joins Oldham Athletic". Goal.com. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jonathan Grounds signs two-year Oldham Athletic deal". BBC Sport. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Oldham deals for Cliff Byrne and Youssouf M'Changama". BBC Sport. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
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