Tag: Oldham Athletic

Video of the Day: FA Cup – Oldham Athletic vs Manchester United, April 1990

There is a case for saying that the eighth of April 1990 is one of the most significant afternoons in the history of English football. With English clubs still banned from European competitions, the FA Cup still held a significance that it doesn’t have today and will never have again, and both FA Cup semi-finals were being shown on the BBC. Most significantly of all, of course, these were the first FA Cup semi-finals since ninety-six people lost their lives on the decrepit terraces of Hillsborough just under a year earlier. Few wanted to admit it, but there was...

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League Cup Final of the Day: Nottingham Forest vs Oldham Athletic, 1990

Manchester City play Liverpool in the League Cup final at Wembley this afternoon, and the last of our series of League Cup finals from the past takes us back to the start of the 1990s and the end of an era that marked the most successful period the history of its winners. Nottingham Forest were in thirteenth place in the Second Division when Brian Clough arrived at The City Ground in January 1975. Having brought in Peter Taylor as his assistant from Brighton the following year, Clough took Forest into the First Division in 1977 and then to the...

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Match Of The Past: Oldham Athletic

We continue our series of archived matches of the clubs of Football League One this morning with Oldham Athletic, and six matches from the years between 1976 and 1993. Our first match sees Oldham playing the bridesmaid to West Bromwich Albion’s bride at the end of the 1975/76 season, while our second match sees them taking on Watfordb at a very wintry looking Boundary Park in 1981. Our next four matches are from the club’s purple patch from the end of the 1980s and the start of the 1990, kicking off with a trip to Maine Road to play Manchester City from the start of the 1988/89 season, and followed with a home match against Sheffield Wednesday from the end of the 1990/91 season which ended in the club getting promoted into the First Division. We finish off with a home league match against Leeds United – the side that would end 1991/92 as the champions of England – and finally a home match from the last day of the 1992/93 Premier League season against Southampton. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Celebrating Football’s Greatest Chairman

With the recent protests against the government so far peaking with half a million protestors marching with the TUC to Hyde Park last Saturday, we have decided here at twohundredpercent that we will spend April looking at some of the figures within football who have sought to smash the system over the years. Later in the month Gavin will express his admiration for Trade Union Shop Steward turned Premiership manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and Ian will profile the iconic commentator Alan Green. First of all, Rob Freeman will sing the praises of the one chairman to challenge the establishment more than any other, in some respects the anarchist’s chairman – Ken Bates. Kenneth William Bates was born in West London, and celebrates his eightieth birthday later in the year. Ealing-raised in the humble surroundings of a council flat, Bates grew up as a supporter of his local club – Queens Park Rangers – and like most young fans harboured hopes of playing the game full time, but as with the majority of youngsters in love with the game, a playing career never materialised. Not to be put off from entering the ranks of football through the playing side, Bates set his sights on entering the game another way – through the boardroom. Bates’ earliest years as director and chairmen in the 1970s at Oldham Athletic and Wigan Athletic were...

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