Last night their match against Tottenham was called off for the third time because the Boundary Park drainage could not cope with recent rain. As a result, Oldham, struggling to avoid relegation, must to play six games in a fortnight because the Football Association will not extend the Premiership season beyond 7 May. They could face three matches in five days.
'It's a horrendous fixture snarl-up and I've no idea when we will now be able to squeeze this game in,' Oldham's secretary, Terry Cale, said after the game was called off again. A waterlogged pitch forced postponement from the original date of 12 March and again four days later. Then Oldham's FA Cup run got in the way.
Oldham, 20th in the Premiership - two places behind Spurs, play at Newcastle on Saturday, at Wimbledon next Tuesday, are at home to Sheffield Wednesday on 30 April and to Sheffield United on 3 May and are due to finish up at Norwich four days later.Reuse content