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Oldham boss under pressure despite FA Cup giant-killing

Paul Dickov's job is reportedly under threat despite a famous victory over Liverpool. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Oldham chairman Simon Corney has indicated that manager Paul Dickov's job is safe - for now.

Speculation was rife that the Scot, who led the Latics to a stunning 3-2 win against Premier League side Liverpool in the FA Cup yesterday, faced the sack this morning due to the club's miserable form in League One.

Corney told BBC Breakfast: "I think Paul's okay for the time being.

"Paul and I have a great working relationship and Paul puts pressure on himself.

"If you lose seven out of eight games (in the league) then you're going to be under pressure.

"Hopefully this will be the kick-start and we won't be talking about Paul's job again."


Man admits destroying row of houses in Oldham blast

The aftermath of the gas explosion on Buckley Street, Shaw, Oldham. Credit: Greater Manchester Police handout

Andrew Partington, 27, admitted killing a two-year-old boy after causing a massive explosion in Shaw, Oldham, in June.

The explosion "obliterated" Partington's rented terrace house and two neighbouring homes, with the rest of the row and surrounding streets also left devastated.

Jamie Heaton, 2, had been watching children's TV in the lounge next door and was killed in the blast.

Partington, who was seriously injured in the incident, appeared at Manchester Crown Court by videolink from jail today.

He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and eight charges of destroying neighbouring houses in the blast on Buckley Street, Shaw, Oldham.


Parents of boy killed in explosion visit scene

Michelle and Ken Heaton, whose two-year-old son Jamie died in an explosion in Shaw, Greater Manchester.

The parents of a two-year-old killed in an explosion in Shaw, Greater Manchester, visited the scene earlier and looked at messages and flowers left by well-wishers in memory of their son.

Michelle and Ken Heaton look at flowers and messages left in memory of their son.
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