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About cheshireblue

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    Scott & David McNiven

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    Oldham Athletic

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    Warrington (Ex Royton)

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  1. Left it late, typical United, but 8 points to my total
  2. Jackie Stewart Bobby Charlton. (Capt) Dennis Law Olivia Newton John Dennis Skinner Pele Stuart Hall Alan Brazil Kenny Samson. - ex England full back George Cohen - World Cup Winner Prince Phillip departs 7 February
  3. Haha, no but it was at the time I used to watch Guy Branson struggle to control a ball before hoofing it 70 yards into touch on a Saturday then watch our gloriously gifted midfield player being ignored by scouts on a Sunday. Just didn’t seem right and had me wondering how the hell a scout had thought Branson could be a footballer.
  4. I always struggle with this assumption that these are the best players when they were younger. My lad played for a very successful Junior team in Warrington which played in the top division. We had a midfield player who had been on Everton’s books and he was an absolute joy to watch, skilful, lovely passer, could use either foot. He was by far the best player in the league. A scout from Oldham came to watch a few games and decided instead to invite another player for trials, nobody could believe it, this other lad had pace but couldn’t hit a barn door from 10 yards and was only in the team bec
  5. Very sad news, like others have said he was very skilful and was unlucky not to have made more appearances. It was a surprise he didn’t stay in league football longer given his ability.
  6. Partly watched the Les Chapman & Ian Wood interviews but got so frustrated by Roys constant interuptions. Could just have asked them to "Tell me of your memories from Oldham" and let them speak...a wasted opportunity of a really good idea. Im sure Les would have had many a great story to tell of his friendship with Grovesie
  7. I had Big Jack, saw an interview with him last year and thought he might find a place in my team
  8. Really enjoyed this, been waiting for this to come on for a couple of years as my mate said it was brilliant
  9. RIP Jim - think he left just before I started going to games but I know he was my Dads favourite ever Latics player along with David Shaw. Whenever we signed a new centre forward it was always "but hes not as good in the air as Fryatt" Wasnt there some grafitti on a wall near Westwood Park about Jim, it was there well into the 1990's I think.
  10. Little Richard gets me off the mark, how that bugger reached 87 I’ll never know.
  11. Good watch, it was like Rick was in a different time zone, thought he'd nodded off a couple of times.
  12. When I look back on those glory days this is the match I always remember as the absolute peak. We may not have won but in terms of the football we played I don’t think we ever played better considering the occasion and everything. Everything about the day was just brilliant from the weather, atmosphere, the game itself and just how proud I was of the team that day.
  13. Met Mr Stott on a couple of occasions and like others have said he was a gentleman. Was chairman when everyone said what a friendly welcoming club it was and we can all look back on those days and be thankful to Mr Stott and his team. RIP Ian
  14. That was also the first match I can remember going to, not sure if it was my first game. Without looking it up it was a Tuesday night game and we won 4-2. The thing I remember, and I'm sure it was that match, was Bill Cranston catching the ball when he got caught in 2 minds from a long punt by the Bournemouth goalie. He just looked at the ref whilst still holding the ball.
  15. I wasn't. I was a proud member of the 1974/75 High Barn Junior School team whose best result of the season was losing 8 -1, it was the only goal I can recall us scoring. Didn't help our goalie being 3 foot 2" and playing in full size nets.
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