Monday, March 9, 2009

Dog Track + Booze - Winning ≠ Team Building

There's a lesson here someplace. Well, there are probably several, but we're going to go with: "only get drunk with your coach when you're winning."

That confused yet frightening gentleman is Oldham Athletic striker Lee Hughes. And Hughes has that special relationship that only a man and his manager can have.

The striker is said to have squared up to [Oldham manager John] Sheridan before putting him into a headlock during a night out at Belle Vue dog track in Manchester.

Goalkeeper Mark Crossley was forced to jump in to break up the confrontation.
The fun went down last Tuesday during a two-day break when some Oldham Athletic players decided to make good use of the off-time the way anyone would: by going to the dog track. Only instead of wagering heavily on Santa's Little Helper, the players apparently headed straight for the bar and, as they got drunk, started to discuss the team's recent poor run of form.

Oops.

Entering the weekend the Latics were 2-2-4 (or 2-4-2 if you're British), since the end of January and in danger of slipping out of the League One promotion playoffs.

Yes, definitely add alcohol to that situation.

Hughes' fight was the team's second dust-up of the night as Sean Gregan also got it on with Chris Taylor.

Both Gregan and Hughes played 90 minutes over the weekend as Oldham lost 1-0 to mid-tabler Colchester.

10 comments:

Spectator said...

I blame Dean Windass!

Precious Roy said...

Not yet. he's refusing to play for them, isn't he?

ü75 said...

No. He's retracted that.

The Fan's Attic said...

I really hope Oldham is known as the Lactics. It might explain those pink jerseys they were wearing the other day.

Precious Roy said...

So says wikipedia. Kind of glad I checked as I thought they were the owls (don't know where I would have gotten such a ridiculous nothing... save maybe from the owl on the logo).

The Fan's Attic said...

Latics not Lactics.

The Fan's Attic said...

Oh, and that's me being a little Dr. Manhattan. [My new euphemism for being a dick].

Precious Roy said...

Oops... Alright, I deserved that. Stupid spellcheck can't read my mind.

Bigus Dickus said...

1:The pink was cancer charity special 2: Lee Hughes really needs to practice behaving himself. He was in jail for years for killing a guy while drunk driving. He was a real prospect at West Brom

The Fan's Attic said...

1. Yeah, so? 2. Yeah, so?