He's the Manager, but despite his masses of enthusiasm and loyalty to the players, they simply do not take any notice of him or respond to his "I'm your friend" attitude.
The results over the whole season simply prove that despite the quality and QUANTITY OF PLAYERS at B.P. his management methods leave a lot to be desired and as the owner of OAFC now states in the local Oldham paper..the players have developed this "couldn't care less approach" to playing for the club.
Having decided to sponsor a special ticket to cover 5 home games at B.P. for just £15 during the month of March...what did the new or returning fans get ???.. one win and 2 goals....and losses against Stevenage, Yeovil and now Leyton Orient....sorry but that makes me feel ashamed to be an Oldham Athletic fan anymore.
I'm deeply sorry for Mr Corney, who and despite the criticism leveled at him and the club for supposedly not providing the funds....we have over 30 players, many with the necessary attributes to play at a higher level....and therefore a team which if coached and managed correctly would by now be in the top 6 and awaiting the "play offs".
Instead what have we had this season.. a 5-1 defeat in the 3rd round of the F.A. cup at Anfield, a defeat at the hands of Chesterfield and ex-Manager John Sheridan...in the Johnson Paint Trophy and loss of revenue from a Wembley final as a direct result... and a whole season of mediocre matches interspersed with the odd win averaging about 1 a month since August... simply not acceptable from these players of this calibre.
Sadly the Owner has openly and publicly made statements about what Paul Dickov has done at B.P. bringing a smile to faces everywhere in the club, I regret to say...that from my view there appears to be something very wrong with the Coaching and Management of the players, with virtually a whole season of players being played out of their natural positions, looking confused and at times lost !....and now on the showing against Leyton Orient - bemused and totally lost.
I personally would express my sincere thanks to Simon Corney for saving the club and more importantly keeping it alive for the last 5 or 6+ years at his own expense and I have to say...with very serious money out of his own pocket.....I would not blame him if he walked away and as a result OAFC simply allowed to die in these present financial conditions.