Date: 1st August 2006 at 9:06pm
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Want to know everything about Oldham Athletic? Well, here’s the place to find out!

Who are ya? Oldham Athletic

Nickname: The Latics

Ground: Boundary Park

How to get there: By Car: From Gillingham, get onto the A2 and then the M25 anti-clockwise. Leave the M25 at Junction 21A, the M1. Leave the M1 at Junction 19 for the M6. Leave the M6 at Junction 19 and take the A556 to the M60. Then take the M60 anti-clockwise until Junction 22, signposted Manchester City Centre and Oldham. Take the A62 and then A627 and the ground is not far from that road. Distance from Priestfield: 251 miles. Approximate time: 4hrs 21mins

Nearest station: Oldham Mills Hill.

Websites: Official Website, Vital Oldham.

Manager: John Sheridan, in charge since June 2006.

Last five games v Gillingham:

21/01/06: League One – Oldham (Beckett 2) 2-0 Gillingham

17/09/05: League One – Gillingham 0-1 Oldham (Killen)

12/02/00: Division Two – Oldham (Garnett) 1-3 Gillingham (Gooden, Ashby, Rowe)

04/09/99: Division Two – Gillingham (Taylor, Omoyimni) 2-1 Oldham (McNiven)

24/04/99: Division Two – Oldham (Beavers) 1-4 Gillingham (Asaba, Smith, Galloway, Taylor)

All-time record v the Gills:

Matches: 33
Gills wins: 15
Draws: 3
Oldham wins: 15

Remember me? Andy Liddell played for Wigan in the 2000 play-off final at Wembley, which the Gills won 3-2 after coming from behind with six minutes of extra time remaining. Liddell later become Wigan’s all-time top scorer when scoring a penalty past the Gills at the JJB Stadium in October 2003.

Man to watch: Chris Hall. Aged 19, Hall is still a relative unknown, but his pre-season form has been exceptional with five goals in two games recently. With Luke Beckett having left and Liddell injured, someone will have to step up to the plate and find the net regularly, and Hall could be that man.

2006/07 prospects: The sacking of Ronnie Moore came as a big surprise to many and the inexperienced Sheridan may have a big task on his hands to avoid a season of struggle at the wrong end of the table.