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I came across this 1971 programme on ebay, and I'm trying to rack my brains as to the foreign teams we have played at BP.

As well as Borussia Dortmund (think it was 0-0) I remember teams from Brazil, Italy, Czechoslovakia (not sure who they were) and Switzerland (FC Thun).

Has anyone a comprehensive list?

 

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Some great memories here , thanks. Last August I wrote a piece fof "Programme Monthly" , part of a series I've done on Latics' programmes, entitled "Over the sea to Oldham". It looked at four of

If anyone's still interested: the match against Groningen was a pre-season friendly in 1972. We lost 1-0, to a headed goal which went in off the crossbar in the first minute. Dutch sides dominated Eur

Re previous post about the match against SC Internacional from Brazil on 25 February 1975. I'd never heard of them at the time, and didn't realize what a great side they were. They actually won the Ca

I came across this 1971 programme on ebay, and I'm trying to rack my brains as to the foreign teams we have played at BP.

As well as Borussia Dortmund (think it was 0-0) I remember teams from Brazil, Italy, Czechoslovakia (not sure who they were) and Switzerland (FC Thun).

Has anyone a comprehensive list?

 

Melbourne City a few seasons back, Perugia in the Anglo Italian cup in the 90's

 

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Was mentioned by me and Savagethebeaat in a earlier discussion on Twitter we once played Internacional from Brazil.

 

I think we lost that 1-0, goalkeeper John Platt had a blinder on his first team debut, the Brazilians had about 300 shots on target and he saved all but one.

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I came across this 1971 programme on ebay, and I'm trying to rack my brains as to the foreign teams we have played at BP.

As well as Borussia Dortmund (think it was 0-0) I remember teams from Brazil, Italy, Czechoslovakia (not sure who they were) and Switzerland (FC Thun).

Has anyone a comprehensive list?

 

Melbourne City a few seasons back, Perugia in the Anglo Italian cup in the 90's

 

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Yes, Perugia, I forgot about Melbourne City.

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Was mentioned by me and Savagethebeaat in a earlier discussion on Twitter we once played Internacional from Brazil.

 

Yes, a great night that was too, a big crowd as I remember..

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I came across this 1971 programme on ebay, and I'm trying to rack my brains as to the foreign teams we have played at BP.

As well as Borussia Dortmund (think it was 0-0) I remember teams from Brazil, Italy, Czechoslovakia (not sure who they were) and Switzerland (FC Thun).

Has anyone a comprehensive list?

 

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That bloke in the blue shirt looks like a cyborg.

My favourite match against johnny foreigners was the one against Dynamo Tbilisi (i think). Didn't they knick the boots used for the plastic pitch?

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I remember a friendly in about 1967 against a swiss team FC Thun I think it was. It was in the Ken Bates era and Latics had recently signed John Collins who was reputed to be paid £50 for every goal he scored. I think Latics won the game 6-0, all goals scored by Collins but the £50 per goal did not apply to friendlies.

Also vaguely remember a friendly agains Sofia Select Bulgaria in the Bobby Johnstone era. I think Latics won 3-2.

NB my recollection of the details may not be 100% accurate

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That bloke in the blue shirt looks like a cyborg.

My favourite match against johnny foreigners was the one against Dynamo Tbilisi (i think). Didn't they knick the boots used for the plastic pitch?

Yes, Dynamo Tbilisi on the plastic pitch with many of the wonderful players that took us to the Premier League. I enjoyed that one. I remember it as being 3-0, to us, but an online report says 1-0. Mind you, I am very old and tired and I do always remember things as being even better than they actually are / were - it's a gift really.

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Yes, Dynamo Tbilisi on the plastic pitch with many of the wonderful players that took us to the Premier League. I enjoyed that one. I remember it as being 3-0, to us, but an online report says 1-0. Mind you, I am very old and tired and I do always remember things as being even better than they actually are / were - it's a gift really.

 

It was 3-0, are pictures on OAFC memories on twitter

 

Tbilisi didn't know it was a plastics pitch so Latics 'officials' bought 20 pairs of all weather boots for them which they took home with them.

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