I think in the bottom 2 divisions there is such a big turnover of players each season that if any team gets their recruitment wrong, they can have a fall from grace. This is even more dramatic in League 2 than L1( ask Chesterfield fans).
Sometimes this can mean that the worst sides in L1 are as...
There has always been a big gap but the last few years it seems the lower half of league 1 has been terrible and certainly in 2016/17 when we were relegated, all of the bottom 8 were crap and wouldn`t have been above half way in league 2.
Oldham is one of those places like Crewe that are great to visit as it makes you appreciate where you live more. Few places make Burslem look beautiful but these two manage it.
It must also be the world leader in Southern fried chicken shops, there is one every few yards.