Date: 19th February 2012 at 4:06pm
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Oldham boss Paul Dickov was in no mood for praising any of his players after the 5-0 humiliation at MK Dons on Saturday, instead he attacked them for ignoring instructions.

A Dean Bowditch’s penalty set the Dons on their way and they held onto that slender lead until half time.

After the break, a double from Daniel Powell and one each for Mathias Doumbe and Stephen Gleeson gave Dons their first win in six attempts.

‘I’ll start by apologising to the fans who came down, it just wasn’t good enough,’ said Dickov to Sky Sports.

‘If people don’t want to take on board what we tell them to do and what we work on from Monday to Friday and they think they can go out on a Saturday and do what they want, then they won’t have a career in football.

‘Sometimes people want to go out there and they think they are better than what they are and that was the case. If you don’t do your jobs properly against a good team, and I think MK are the best team in the division, then you’re not going to win the game.

‘There’s 1,200 players out of contract in the summer and a lot of them in there think they’re good enough to go and get another club – on that performance I would doubt that.’

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