PTB/ OASF Statement

Good Evening Latics Supporters,

Ahead of our Carabao Cup Round Two home tie with Accrington Stanley, we wanted to jointly address you all regarding the emergency meeting called between both Oldham Athletic Supporters Foundation and Push The Boundary yesterday evening. Each party would like to thank everyone involved for making time available at such short notice and for acknowledging how crucial the situation currently is. The hunger, desire and passion amongst the attendees at the meeting was there for all to see. The meeting was positive and both parties approached this on the front foot with common goals in mind.

There will be additional actions and communications due to you, as supporters, as a result of yesterday’s meeting, but the first item, which we unanimously agreed upon, is the insistence that a meeting must take place between the owner(s), the club board, OASF and PTB. Both organisations are FSA recognised supporters groups and OASF is a 3% shareholder in the football club. For clarity, we insist that Abdallah Lemsagam and/or Mohamed Lemsagam are present at the meeting along with appropriate senior level board directors and officials.

We jointly feel that communication from and with both Abdallah & Mohamed Lemsagam directly to fans group representatives and most importantly, the fans generally, has been insufficient. Therefore, we must stress that a failure to take this final opportunity will inevitably result in action appropriate to their constitution and obligations. We will be submitting this request in writing as two separate entities, placing the deadline for a response by the club at 5pm on Tuesday 31st August 2021, in the expectation that the meeting will be held by no later than the second week in September 2021.

Given the trajectory of our club under the custodianship of Mr Abdallah and Mohamed Lemsagam, it is now up to them to openly discuss the very serious concerns of the fans directly. We legitimately fear that the next phase for the football club is likely to be administration and relegation from the EFL, for the first time in our history. As fans, we can not allow this to happen unchallenged and must insist that if you cannot immediately demonstrate a sufficient plan of action, that you must officially put the football club up for sale with immediate effect.

OASF and Push The Boundary will continue to cooperate with each other, whilst functioning as separate entities, taking actions appropriate to our responsibilities, but sharing a very clear, common goal; the survival of Oldham Athletic.

We will each be releasing details of our next steps in the very near future, so please stay tuned.