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Oldham Athletic, hovering one point above the relegation zone in League One, produced their finest FA Cup moment since Joe Royle led the club to the semi-finals almost 20 years ago to humiliate Liverpool but it still may not be enough to keep their manager, Paul Dickov, in a job.While Brendan Rodgers departed with an angry rebuke for the young Liverpool players who contributed to a feeble performance and deserved defeat, his Oldham counterpart had post-match celebrations punctured by questions over his future. Dickov was rumoured to be on the brink regardless of the outcome against Liverpool. His chairman, Simon Corney, offered no assurances that the 3-2 triumph will save the Scot from the sack on Monday.”It’s very awkward,” said the New York-based businessman, naturally alarmed by a league sequence of seven defeats and one draw in eight games since 8 December. “We will have to chat about it tomorrow. Paul has his own decision to make. Days like this are great but the biggest thing is about staying in this division.” Ah, the romance of the cup.Dickov was unable to bring clarity to his future after the game either. “I don’t Nfl Shop China know if it is enough [to save my job]. Let me enjoy this first,” said the Oldham manager, who had three members of his back-room team placed on gardening leave in December. “This is right up there. I’ve won a European medal, played for my country and scored at Wembley but, after everything that has gone on recently, to go out there and win this game is right at the very top.”Asked if he would still be the Oldham manager when Everton visit in round five, he replied: “I’ll be a manager.”Rodgers, turned 40 on Saturday but was left forlorn on Sunday. “We’re bitterly disappointed,” said the Liverpool manager. “We started and finished the first half poorly and started the second half poorly and got punished. Our mentality was poor and it cost us. I was really disappointed with our young players. We’re trying to give them experience and let them see what it’s like to play for Liverpool. If you are going to win trophies and go far then you need to come to places like Oldham and win. We were not good enough.”Two goals from the Oldham centre-forward Matt Smith and a header from the on-loan Manchester Superbow Winners City defender Reece Wabara gave the League One club a 3-1 lead, with Luis Suárez replying for Liverpool. The visitors produced a weak defensive performance, with Smith dominating Sebastian Coates and Martin Skrtel until being stretchered off with a shoulder injury, and a lethargic attacking display until the introduction of Steven Gerrard sparked a belated response.Rodgers, who selected a strong side, said: “I can’t rely on Steven for 70 games. He’s been incredible and you’ve seen his impact when he came on today. He gave real drive to the team but he shouldn’t be expected to have to win games on his own.”We didn’t have enough physicality, especially considering we had two big, strong centre-halves (Skrtel and Coates). We had a Cheap Super Bowl Jerseys 6ft 4ins and a 6ft 3ins centre-half. But across the board we didn’t press well enough from the front. You have to stop the ball at source. The ball comes into the big guy but you have opportunities to stop it before it does. For the second goal we didn’t track the full back. We talked about that at half-time and within minutes of the second half starting the same full-back goes and scores a header when we don’t track him back. We are learning. It’s great to put young players in but you have to have personality. Today our young players disappointed me.”Defeat is no longer devastating for Andy Murray. In more uncertain times, when he was less sure of his talent, losing to Novak Djokovic in the final of a major would send him into the deepest funk. Not now. He is stronger for the experience, not more vulnerable. No more tears at bedtime.”There’s going to be some obvious reasons for me feeling a little bit better,” the Choose Top-ranking Cheap Superbowl 2013 Jerseys Wholesale Super Bowl China Jerseys China Nfl Jerseys For Die-Hard Fans. Scot said, after failing to find the form he produced in the US Open final four months ago against Djokovic, who overcame an uncertain start to retain his Australian Open title in four sets.”The last few months have been the best tennis of my life,” Murray said. “I made the Wimbledon final, won the Olympics, won the US Open. I was close here as ell.”Djokovic won 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 in 3hr 40min. And while Murray was hampered by a tight hamstring and heavy blisters on his right foot in the last two sets, he refused to use them as an excuse. He was satisfied he had given his best under the circumstances – and that equation took Djokovic’s fine play into account.”I know no one [in the Open era] has ever won a slam immediately after winning their first one,” Murray pointed out. “It’s not the easiest BE131ZYH thing to do. And I got extremely close. So I have to try and look at the positives of the last few months and I think I’m going in the right direction.”This is the first time I’ve beaten Roger [Federer] in a slam over five sets [in the semi-finals].

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