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THE RULES FOR YOU

TO C--D-AND

It's in the cards

t'

W

hile most

supporters are

now familiar

with the use of yellow and red cards by referees, to indicate a caution and a dismissal respectively, unless they have read recently The Football Association Law Amendment pamphlet, they might not be aware of the indication given by a red and yellow card shown together.

In recent seasons, only a red card has been used for all offences resulting in a dismissal, whether it was for Serious Foul Play, Violent Conduct, the use of Foul or Abusive Language or, indeed for persisting in misconduct after having earlier received a caution. In order to improve communication between referees, supporters and the media, so that viewers seeing a player being executed specifically for the last category of offence, referees are now required to show a red and

a yellow card

simultaneously.

Sometimes those watching

a match have forgotten

that early in the game a particular player has already been cautioned and the yellow card shown. If the player's further offence

warrants another caution then, of course, he must be dismissed from the field of play. Now supporters will know immediately if only a red card is shown that the player is being sent off for a major breach of law in that one incident. It may be Serious Foul Play, Violent Conduct or the use of Foul or Abusive Language. However, red and yellow cards shown together indicate a dismissal for a second cautionable offence in the match. It's there to be seen, in the cards!

Fair Play - or let the team and supporters down

F IFA and The Football Association have campaigned in

unison in recent years to spread the concept of Fair Play throughout football, played at all levels.

Sometimes the message has been supported necessarily with

appropriate deterrents or punishments for those players choosing not to

heed the campaign. The International FA Board, the guardians of the Laws of the Game, has recently issued a set of very strict instructions to referees,

insisting that those players whose team has already been penalised for unfair play, do not benefit from further unsporting behaviour through delaying tactics, when free kicks have been given. Supporters come into FA Premier League teams grounds to see good, entertaining football. They don't want to see the game halted constantly for fouls that ought not to have been committed or, indeed, for any free kicks awarded, to be delayed by more petulant acts, merely to prevent a quick re-start of play. Referees have, therefore, been called upon by the International FA Board to deal very firmly with players who kick the ball away when a free kick has been awarded, who break forward too early from a defensive wall, or who stand close to the ball to unfairly allow their team to organise a defensive wall. When such bad sportsmen are cautioned and the yellow card displayed, sympathy should be with the referee who is forced into taking such action just because the FlFA concept of Fair Play has not been respected and supporters are being denied continuous, enjoyable, sporting play. Supporters should expect and demand Fair Play. Any players who do not respect the letter and spirit of the Laws of the Game, badly let down both their own team and their supporters.

'RESULTSIN THE PREMIER LEAGUE SO FARHAVE CONFOUNDED ALL THEEXPERTS

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i

warm welcome is extended to Brian

Clough and his

- highly talented Nottingham hxesttti?am.

Forest, of course, have a very special place ~nthe

our

opponents at Wembley,

when we re-wrote our history book a couple seasons ago.

We know that

of

Lat~cshlstory, belng

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whatever the score, and whatever their position ~nthe

league, they will cont~nueto play the Forest way

We have made a farr start to the new season and whllst

am not prepared to

go overboard abou' two draws, there

I

were pleaslng

aspects about

our

performances ~nboth

games

,- : In the corresponding

Coventry and Norwlch at the top of the league. A great Incentive to all of us -

'less fashionable clubs1

Head shaklng tlme arrived" - last week when soccer - _!_, and town hall polltlcs

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the polnts. Improvement So a continued In this comblned ridiculous situation to give us at Arsenal, where there are

climblng the table.

direction will see us

object~onsto the cardboard crowd scenes behlnd the goal because

mural. The rest of the world must roll round

by the respectwe

Results ~nthe.Premler

League so far have there are no females or

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confounded all the ethnlcs on the H~ghbury

experts, who felt that the 'big four' would run away

wlth the league. It's too with laughter when they

early yet to get carried see the mayhem created

away but it's certainly

nlce to see the likes of watchdogs for raclal and

sexual equality.

Would there have been an uproar ~fthe crowd had been painted all black or all women? I doubt ~t.

Everybody seems to have enjoyed the atmosphere created wlth the new stand and I'm sure now that we all have a team and a stadlum to be proud of

As always, give us your best and we'll

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A reminder to all fans

that the Latique Shop will be closed until

next Thursday due to refurbishment work.

However we will still provide a service where supporters can purchase leisurewear and coach travel to away games. This will be conducted through the Blue Bond Office which is situated next to the Latique Shop.

The opening hours will be the same 9am - 5pm.

When the shop reopens on Thursday make sure you call to take a look at our new layout, I am sure you will be impressed. You will also be impressed with the wide range of new merchandise available a selection of which is:-

Latics Nightshirts Premier Team T. Shirts

26/28"

Med & XL

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SOCKS

Boys

Youths

Mens

BE EARLY

Those wanting to attend the Latics Car Boot Sale taking place tomorrow on the car park at the rear of the Lookers Stand are asked to arrive early to ensure they get a good spot.

The sale runs from loam - 2pm and there will be the usual bargains available for the 1,000's of buyers who turn up. The cost of those wishing to sell is - Cars £7, Car and trailer f9, Vans £12. Just turn up tomorrow morning and pay at the aate.

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was unfortunately not working for our game against Palace last Wednesday. this was due to

repositioning of the scoreboard.

We are hoping that it will be in

full working order for today's game and remind spectators that they can still place messages on the scoreboard at

a

cost of only £12 + Vat.

If

you wish to take advantage

of this service then call in at Latique to place your message.

A WARM

WELCOME

Welcome to Boundary Park to all the companies who are involved in sponsorship of today's game.

Our Match Sponsors today are TSB and Kershaw Adams Construction. The TSB will need no introduction but it is nice to welcome them along for the first time as Match Sponsors. Mike Kershaw of Kershaw Adams is no stranger to Boundary Park and has been supporting the club in various ways for quite a few years now. Local bed makers Slumberland are the Executive Matchball Sponsors and the Premier Matchball Sponsor is Ark01 Insurance. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the above for their generous support today.

WEAR YOUR COLOURS

The new Latics Red and White Away Strip has proved to be a big seller and stocks

are running down fast.

The shirts priced at £31.99 for adults and'f26.99 for children

are still available in Latique, but hurry, don't miss out. Stocks won't last for ever and if the turnout at Chelsea is anything to 90 by the new Latics away

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Formed1865,professional club 1889

/ Gained Football League Status in 1892

LeagueChampions-1978

Division2 champions - 1907& 1922

Division3(South)champions -1951

F.A.Cup winners - 1898& 1959

LeagueCUPwinners - 1978& 1979

EuropeanCupwinners- 1979& 1980

Super Cup winners - 1980& 1981

F.A.Charity Shieldwinners - 1980

Anglo ItalianCup winners - 1977

Biggest win - 14-0v. Clapton, FAC 1891

Heaviestdefeat - 1.9 v. Blackburn(Div.2)1937

Recordattendance -

44,946v. Man. U.1967

FORM GUIDE

L ast season Nottingham

Forest finished in eighth

place in the First

Division and reached the Final of the Rumbelows League Cup (losing 1-0 to Manchester United). Their form in the League was mixed - and in all fairness they were well below par on quite a few occasions, especially in front of their oyn supporters when losing 5-2 to Sheffield United, 2-0 against Sheffield Wednesday and 3-1 to both Tottenham and Southampton.

In fact, at The City Ground,

Forest won only 10 of their 21 matches, and they scored 36 goals while conceding 27.

On their travels they collected

a total of 22 points (from six wins and four draws) and perhaps the most pleasing result of all was to hammer neighbours Notts County 4-0 at Meadow Lane. One or two players have moved away from the club since the end of 1991-92, including the two central defenders, Des Walker (to

Sampdoria for a few million lire) and Darren Wassall who has stayed in the East Midlands with Derby County. And there is talk of ace striker Teddy Sheringhamwanting to get back to London, with Spurs his likely club, although his manager is reluctantto let him leave Forest.

THE SQUAD

M anager Clough has na been rushedinto replacinghis two

defenders, last Saturdav he chose to play Terry ~ilson

and Steve Chettle at the ba&, with Brian Laws and Stuart

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INOTTINCHAM FOREST

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A s the last line of

defence comes re-

instated goalkeeper

Mark Crossley, who actually went on loan to Manchester United earlier in his career.

Andy Marriott is the second- string 'keeper who did a good job between the posts when Crossley was left out of the team towards the end of last season. Wilson can play anywhere and often does, always giving a good account of himself out on

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Chettle started his League

earonr at r;nht-ha&

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converted, successfully, into a centre-half two seasons ago and hasn't failed there yet. Laws enjoys overlapping down the right and is a steady performer, who is hardly ever roasted by his opposing winger. Club captain Stuart Pearce, the England left-back, has now fully recoveredfrom injury and

is determined to recapture his

old form. The former Coventry player was playing quite brilliantly until injury rocked him towards the end of last season, although he did

recover sufficiently well to take part in the European Championships in Sweden. In the back ground, and ready for

a call up, is Carl Tiler, the

former Barnsley defender, who

has yet to command a regular place in the Forest team.

ITS A FACT

@ In 1922 Fwest finiskc,

top of the (old)Second Division and oddly enougl they obtained more point:

than they scored goals - 56 to 51. The F.A. Cup semi-final between Nottingham Forest and Queen's Park was played in Scotland and the amateur side from Glasgow won 3-0.

Across midfield Forest will reply on the skills and determlnat~on,and goalscoring ability, of the Impressive Irishman Roy Keane, a £10,000 buy from Cobh Ramblers, Scotsman Scott Gemmill, the former Grantham and Lincoln player Gary Crosby (operating wide on the right)and Ian Woan, who cost £70,000 from Runcorn two and a half years ago, on the left. And he also has available Kingsley Black, another flank player, secured from Luton Town. The manager's son, Nigel,

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front men. but he can also

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score

make %em kr Fedif ' .'-I1 Sheringham, who is now in his second season with Forest following his £2 million transfer from Millwall in the summer of

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Proven striker Gary Bannister has also been taken on by Clough after

being released by West Bromwich Albion. He has scored regularly over the past decade for Coventry, Q.P.R., Sheffield Wednesday and West ~rom.He

joins three other

forwards, Thorvaldur Orlygsson, the Dane signed from Akureyri in Icelandthree years ago, strong

running Tommy Gaynor, ex- Limerick and Doncaster Rovers, and Lee Glover who has played on loan with both Leicester City and Barnsley.

e Nigel Clough - chasing 100 League goals

THE.MANAGEMENT

B rian Clough has been in charge of

Nottingham Forest for well over 17 years

and during his reign at The City ground

he has seen every major trophy except the F.A.

Cup rest in the club's Boardroom.

That star prize seems to be an elusive object for 'Cloughie' (as everyone seems to call him) for even as a player he failed to reach the final of England's(perhaps the world's) greatest knockout competition. Born in Middlesbrough in March 1935, Brian played centre-forward for Great Broughton F.C. Middlesbrough and Sunderland, as well as England (2 full caps won and three at under 23 level). Between 1955 and 1965 he scored almost 300 goals (in all games) including 251 in the Football League (in only 274 appearances). After being forced to retire through injury Brian took

4 over as manager I of Hartlepool; he then had an

I excellent spell in charge of Derby County, leading
I the Rams to the First Division championship

before having

1 brief spells at

Brighton and

Leeds, joining

Forest during

their Second

 

managerstdespite

Forest Captain and England

what peoplesay!

International

&

28th December 1991- Division One Oldham Athletic 2 Nottingham Forest '.

Scorers: Sharp (44 mins), Bernard (48)for the Latics; Pearce (28)for Forest Teams: Latics:- Hallworth; Halle, Bernard;Henry, Barrett, Jobson; Adams,

Marshall,Sharp, Milligan,

Holden.

Subs: Palmer & Fleming (not used) Forest:- Crossley; Charles, bearce; Walker, Tiler, Keane; Black, Gemmill, Clough, Sheringham (sub. Glover), Woan. Sub: Wassall (not used).

Attendance: 16,496

FORESTS ROLL CALL

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Player

Bircfr PIa~)/BiroD8t.9

Age Position

Signed Previous club

CROSSLEY,Mark

Goalkeeper

1985

Juniors

b

Barnsley 16.6.69

MARRIOTT. Andrew

Goalkeeper

1991

Arsenal

,bSuttminAshfield11.10.70

SMITH, Mark

Goalkeeper

1992

Juniars

b

Birmingham2.1.73

BOAROMAN, Craig

Defender

1992

Juniors

b

Barnsley 30.11.70

BOWER, Gary

Defender

1991

Herefarc

b

Manchester26.6.71

BYRNE, Ray

Defender

1991

NewryTown

 

b

Newry4.7.72

CHARLES. Gary

Defender

1987

Juniors

b

London13.4.70

CHElllE, Steve

Defender

1986

Juniors

b

Nottingham27.9.68

FORREST, Cuan

Defender

199

Juniors

bZimbabwe26.3.74

HOPE, Christopher

Defender

1991

Darlington

b Sheffield 14.11.72

LAWS, Brian

Defender

1988

M'brough

bWallsend 14.10.61

PEARCE, Stuart

Defender

1985

Coventq

b

ShepherdsBush24.4.62

TILER, Carl

Defender

1991

Barnsle)

b

Sheffield 11.2.70

WILLIAMS, Bren

Defender

1989

Juniors

b

Dudley 19.3.68

GEMMILL, Scon

Midfield

1990

Juniars

b

Paisley 2.1.71

HOWE, Stephen

Midfield

1991

Juniors

b

Annitsford 6.1.73

KEANE, Roy

Midfield

1990

Cobh

b

Cork 10.8.71

KIFFORD, Ian

Midfield

1991

Juniars

b

Bristal 6.10.73

LOUGHLAN, Tony

Midfield

1991

LeicesterUtd

 

b

Surrey 19.1.70

McKINNON, Ray

Midfield

1991

DundeeUtd

 

b

Dundee5.8.70

ORLYGSSON,Thomldur

Midfield

1989

Akureyri

b

DdenseDen. 2.8.66

STONE, Steven

Midfield

1991

Juniors

b

Gateshead20.8.71

WILSON. Terry

Midfield

1986

Juniors

b Broxburn8.2.69

BLACK, Kinglsey

Forward

1991

Luton

b

Luton22.6.68

'XOUGH, Nigel

I Sunderland 19.3.66

Forward

1985

AC Hunterr

 

:ROSBY, Gary

Forward

1987

Granthai

I

Sleaford8.5.64

;AYNOR, Tommy

Forward

1987

Doncaster

I

Limerick29.1.63

;LOVER, Lee

Forward

1990

Juniars

I Kettering24.4.70

RMINSKY, Jason

Forward

1992

Juniors

.

I

Leicester3.12.73

iHERINGHAM,Teddy

Forward

1991

Millwall.

I Highams Park2.4.66

YOAN, Ian

Forward

1990

Runcorn

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I Wirral 14.12.67

u NOTTINGHAM FOREST

INTERNATIONALS

Forest are blessed with several players who have gained international recognition at various levels. Full caps have been awarded to Charles, Clough junior and Pearce (England),Gemmill (Scotland), Keane (Republic of Ireland) and Black ( N. Ireland). Under 21 appearances have been made by goalkeeper Crossley, Charles, Chettle, Pearce, Tiler, Clough, Sheringham and Bannister (for England),Wilson,Gemmill and Glover (Scotland), Black (N.I.) and Keane (Eire),while '6' caps have gone to Laws (England).

LATIC'S FOOTBALL LEAGUE RECORD AGAINST FOREST IS AS FOLLOWS:

Venue

P

W

D

L

F

A

Home

17

10

3

4

37

24

Away

17

3

3

11

19

38

Totals:

34

13

6

15

56

62

FOREST

MANAGERS

SINCE 1945

Billy Walker 193460

Andy Beattie

1960-63

Johnny Carey

1963-68

Matt Gillies 1968-72

Dave Mackay

1972-73

Allan Brown

1973-75

MILESTONES

Brian Clough 1975-92

Two players - skipper Stuart Pearce and forward Nigel Clough - are set to reach personal milestones for Forest this season. Pearce is hoping to break through the 350 appearance barrier for the club while Clough is searching for 100th League goals as well as topping 350 senior games for the 'Reds.'

FOREST FIRSTS

First League game v. Everton (Div.2)Sept. 1892

(1-1)

First F.A. Cup tie v. Notts County (a) November

1878 (1-3)

First League Cup tie v. Halifax Town (h) October

1960 (2.4)

First European game v.

Valencia (a)Fairs Cup 1961-62 (2-0)

Scott Gemill - Son of Archie Gemill, Forest's Coach

FOREST'STEN YEAR LEAGUE & CUP RECORD

H - Leaguel

- League Cup

LAST 20 LEAGUE MEETINGS LATICS V. FOREST

Season

Div.

H

A

1991

- 1992

1

2-1

1-3

1976

- 1977

2

1-0

0-3

1975

- 1976

2

0-0

3-4

1974

- 1975

2

2-0

0-1

1953

- 1954

2

1-3

1-1

1934

- 1935

2

0-5

0-4

1933

- 1934

2

4-1

3-1

1932

- 1933

2

1-2

3-2

1931

- 1932

2

2-4

0-2

1930

- 1931

2

3-1

1-4

DOWN THE YEARS

THIRTY YEARS AGO

August 1982

Oldham Athletic, as we mentioned in mid-week, took both pointsafter a 1-0 homewin over ShrewsburyTown. Under 4,000 saw the Second Divisiongame at Boundary Park when the 'Shrews' defender Ross MacLaren netted an own goal for the Latics.

Forest, who includedViv Andersonand ColinTodd in defence, and Steve Hodge and Ian Bowyer in midfield, took on West Ham United in a First Divisiongame at The City Ground and in

front of a near

goals to one, ColinWalsh and John Robertson(penalty)their

scorers.

24,000 crowd. Brian Clough's men won by two

TWENTY YEARS AGO

August 1972

In a Third Divisionlocal derby at Burnden Park, the Latics went down 2-1 to BoltonWanderers before a 7,019 crowd. Ronnie Blair scoredour goal and the teamwas: Dowd;Wood, Whittle; McNeil. Hicks, Cranston; McVitie, Clements, Robins, Blair and Morrissey. Forest, playing inthe Second Division, beat Oxford United2-1 at home in front of just 9,591 spectators. Former Preston striker GeorgeLyall and midfielder Martin O'Neill were their scorers and in the Forest side were goalkeeperJim Barron, Scottish internationalsfull-backs DougFraser andTommy Gemmill and forwards Duncan MacKenzieand Alan Buckley, the current GrimsbyTown manager.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

August 1962

The Laticstravelled to Tranmere for a Fourth Divisionmatch and they returned homewith two pointsafter winning 2-1. BobbyJohnstone and Jimmy Friuell scored the goals but the turnout was under 6,500. Johnny Bollandsplayeda 'blinder' in goal for the Laticswho also hadto thank defenders Alan Williams and Bill Marshall who bothcleared goal-boundshots off the line inthe second-half. Forest travelledto nearby Leicester City for the East Midlands derby and despitea smashing goal fromWelsh international Trevor Hockey they lost the First Divisionmatch2-1 to the 'Filberts' beforea 22,513 crowd.

LATICS ROLL CALL

 

1991 - 92

 

LATICS CAREER

OTHER CAREERS

APS

GLS

APS

GLS

APS

GLS

NEIL ADAMS

21(5)

4

78124)

14

48(4)

4

Stoke 23.11.66

2(1)

1

16(4)

3

16(2)

1

ANDY BARLOW

28

2

236(13)

5

0

0

Oldham 24.11.65

4

0

43

0

0

0

PAULBERNARD

15(5)

5

17

6

0

0

Stockport30.12.72

3(2)

0

0

0

0

0

CRAIG FLEMING

28(4)

1

33(5)

1

56(1)

0

Halifax 06.10.71

5(1)

0

0

0

l(21

0

GUNNAR HALLE

10

0

28

0

W21)

15

Larvik 11.08.65

10

 

0

021

2

'JONHALLWDRTH

41

0

118

0

47

0

Stockport26.10.65

6

0

26

0

12

0

NICK HENRY

42

6

142(7)

10

0

0

Liverpool 21.02.69

6

1

34(3)

5

0

0

RICHARD JOBSON

37

2

80(1)

3

200(4)

19

Hull 09.05.63

3

2

9

338

1

JOHN KEELEY

10

 

10201

0

Plaistow 27.07.61

0

0

0

0

34

0

IAN MARSHALL

41

10

139(4)

34

9(6)

1

Liverpool 20.03.66

5(1)

0

29(1)

4

8(1)

1

NEILMCDONALO

15(3)

1

15(3)

1

254(27)27

Wallsend 02.11.66

2

0

2

0

58(2)

7

MIKE MlLLlGAN

36

3

199(1)

20

16(1)

1

Manchester20.02.67

5

2

4011)

4

5(1)

1

PAUL MOULDEN

O(2)

1

16118)

4

96(16) 31

Bolton06.09.67

0

0

2(11

1

15(6)

9

IAN OLNEY

0

0

'

0

0

62(26)16

Luton 17.12.69

0

0

0

0

22(3)

5

ROGERPALMER

14(9)

3

41324) 141

22(9)

9

Manchester 30.11.59

3(1)

2

58(8)

16

7(3)

2

NElLPOlNTON

0

0

0

0

328(7)

9

Warslip Vale 28.1164

0

0

0

0

66(7)

1

STEVEREDMOND

0

0

0

0

231(4)

7

Liverpool 02.11.62

0

0

0

0

45

0

ANDY RlTCHlE

7(7)

3

139(11) 65

235(23) 76

Manchester 28.11.60

2

4

24

20

40(5)

7

GRAEMESHARP

42

12

42

12

243(19) 128

Dumbarton 16.10.60

7

3

7

3

124(5) 48

NEILTOLSON

0

0

0

0

lO(4)

2

Birmingham25.10.73

0

0

0

0

2

0

KEY TO INFORMATION IN LATICS ROLL CALL 1st line = LeagueGames. 2nd line= Cup Games Cup career figures include FA Cup and Football League knock-our- competitions Other career figures include Srotish League and Cup appearances and games while on loan from Latics. (GunnarHalle includesNorwegian Cupand Leaguegames).

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released by lalies four

pars age.

Th biggest advent~rewas joining Lndianclub East Bengal for a three m'mthspll. And with the Calcutta-basedside commanding crowds of up to 80,0100it was an experience of a I~fetime. Neil, still only 23, said: "It was fantastic to play in front of such hugh crowds each week, and one which is unlikely to happn to me again. "The Indianslovetheir football and playthe gamethe whole per round. And with admissiononly about lop the crowds turn out intheir droves." The passage to Indiacame about through a contact who telephoned Neil with the unusual offer. He said "I had come back frm a summer in Swedenand had trials with Prestonwhich cameto nothing because of illness and injury.

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JOllVlNGINDIAN CLUBEASTBENGA

but after a month Iwas off to India." Neil departedafter East Bengal had clinchedthe Indiantitle and thereby qualifiedfor the Asian Cup (the

equivalent of ow European Cup).

This embled kil to travel as they overcamethe kngladeshchampions Abhani to set up a two-legged tie against Japanese title winners Nissan. Neil explained: "They were a class team and beat us home and away, but it was still niceto spend a week in Japan."

As the regular season has finished Neil spent his stay playing in regional cup competitions. They won one in Delhi and also competed in ones in Bombayand Calcutta. Neil foundthe humidity stifling earlv on as that coincided with the end 01 the monso~ons.But, for the most part the elimate was not too overpowering. Since returning home Neil spent the remainder of last season playing for St~lllhridger-'+ic who won the HFS

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He will play for them in the Vauxhall Conferencethis seasc combining with his work as a c salesmanwith a Middleton firm. But Neil still has not given up

of

a return to League football as ,.,

Ad:

"I am still only 23 and would jump at the chanlce of becoming a full-time po again. Hopefullythe Conferencewill prov~dethe shopwindow for me."

Accrington-born Neil was on Arsenal's books as a schoolboy. But when they decided nlot to offer him an apprenticeship he received a

telephone call from Laticsfor !

he signed up in April 1985. kil, a versatile defender, made hi:

debut at Shrewsbury Town on May 5th, 1987. It was one of only three appearancesfor the club, the two remainingcomingearlythe next ieasonagainst Middlesbroughand Huddersfield. He was named sub twice later that season before being hand,eda free. Neil pined Rochdalewhere he spent two seasons beforek-:-1 rele---" once more.

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and Community Development Scheme. Bringing club and comnlunity together, Trust-backed initiatives have provided a variety of local amenities, including:

Artificial pitches for local teams Coaching for youngsten Support for women's football Facilities for people with disabilities

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Since the end of last season the Community Promotion here at Boundary Park have been busy with various summer activities including day trips for Senior Citizens.

Places visited include Knowsley Safari Park, Albert Docks and the Yorkshire Dales. The summer soccer schools for boys and girls have continued throughout the summer, two one week courses have already finished and two further courses are planned at Our Lady's School (24-28Aug) and Oldham Sports Centre (Tuesday Ist September - Thursday 3rd September) both courses run between loam - and 3pm. Over one hundred and fifty youngsters have attended the courses so far. The birthday parties for youngsters have continued during the summer and bookings for these can be made by contacting me on the - -Com~uniy~uKber. The Saturday Club will again be taking place throughout the season but with the need to use a school sports hall the . first date will be shortly after the schools re-open. If you require any further "' information please do not hesitate to contact me on 061 678 8464 - John Platt. Finally I'd lcke to wish the Latics team all the best for the new season.

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STORE.

'First Division Days' the latest offering from the pen of Latics stalwart Stewart Beckett should be now be in stock in the Latique shop.

'First Division Days' has been published to commemorate Oldham Athletic A.F.C. as founder members of the F.A.

DK IN

Premier League and covers every game played by Latics in the First Division in 1991/92 and a selection of the best games from previous First Division campaigns going way back to 1910.

The book which also contains over 100 photographs is attractively priced at only £7.95 and can be obtained in the Latique Sport & Leisurewear shop, or by mail order from Latique Sport & Leisurewear,

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HIGHBURY

WARNING

Arsenal have issued a warning to fans travelling by car to Highbury next Wednesday.

As you are probably aware, Arsenal stadium is situated in a residential area. There is now a residents parking scheme is in operation in the roads surrounding Highbury and only those with residents permits are allowed to park in the designated areas.

Any cars parked illegally will be towed away.

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"I OWE IT ALL TO LATICS"

News reached us this week of the success story of former Latics junior Nicki Papavasiiou. You may remember the young GreekICypriotfrom his days in I

our youth team. Nicki is now an established regular with his club Limasol and a full lnternatiorial for his country Cyprus.

'Player of the year' was Nicki's claim to fame last term and he is looking forward to meeting Billy Urmson on his trip to these shores to play against Wales for Cyprus in the World Cup qualifier this season. "I owe all my success to the superb coaching I received at Oldham Athletic and I long to meet my many old friends" said Nicki. Athletic had to release Nicki due to the then stringent rules

covering overseas players but Nicki is still only 24 and now he

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The game at Maine Road next Saturday is an all ticket

Ticket holders are now on sale at the main ticket office until 24th August.

Members will be able to purchase tickets from Tuesday 25th August. Remember that all the ticket news for both home and away games is available 24 hours a day on 0898 12 15 82. Whilst on the subject of the City game fans wishing to travel on the supporters coaches should book in plenty of time at the Latique shop. Coach details can be found on page 33 of this programme.

DEBUT

It was a day for debuts last Saturday at Stamford Bridge as f600,000 defender Steve Redmond made his competitive debut for Latics.

Having said that, all the team were making their Premier League debuts. ~utjet's not forget a young man who last season was

playing

for a

found himself on the substitutes bench last week. 18 year old Neil Tolson signed from Walsall for f150.000 was included in the action for the last 20 minutes at Chelsea a big change from what he has been used to. Another Latics debut was made on Wednesday night against Crystal Palace, as £600.000 full back Neil Pointon was clear of the suspension carried over from last season.

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just 10 yards up

from the Latique shop. Jim may have moved but he still has in stock the best value, quality programmesold and

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Oldham Athletic Football In The Community Programme in association with MacDonalds, the fast food chain, rar a quiz competition throughout the area for local schools, the winners appeard in the final at Manchester City's Social Club and thc Oldham areas winners were St Margarets School Oldham. The children who took Dart are pictu;ed receiving their trophies from the MacDonalds Oldham restaurant manager at the King Street branch.

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Latics groundsman Keith Oliver no longer dreads the winter months thanks to local firm Bowman Products from Royton.

Keith (picturedbelow) has taken delivery of the very latest in high tech pitch marking machines, courtesy of Jan Korab Managing Director of Bowman Products (alsoin picture). The machine, which is battery operated, electrically sprays the

paint onto the pitch in stark contrast to the 'old days', when manual machines simply poured

r

1 the ~aintonto a roller.

Another plus is that the paint is already mixed and Bowman Products have donated 1,000 litres of the white magical fluid into the bargain. Keith Oliver, Latics ~roundsman.was 'dead huffed' on receivingthe

equipment

save me hours of laborious work", he said. The components are all made locally at Bowman's Royton based works on Moss Lane Industrial Estate, so good luck to Bowmans with their new venture and thank you for your sponsorship!!

"This will

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SUSPENSION

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Recent signing, Ian Olney. his three match suspension today and is therefore available for selection for the Arsenal game next Wednesday.

The f700,OOO striker has been restrictedto pre-season games so far and he has figured in both first and reserveteam games during the pre-season build up. Ian will be looking to break into the team as soon as possible and to forge a successful partnership with Graeme Sharp.

UP AND RUNNING

The new cantilever stand is up and running and I'm sure those of you who sat in the stand last Wednesdayshould have been very impressed.

The contractors were still around' last night puttingthe finishing touches of here and there but to all intents and purposes the construction is now complete.

The new refreshmentfacilities in the stand are much bigger than previously witnessed aroundthe ground and with it comes a new range of snacks and drinks.

Another new feature in the

' stadium will be the number of 'in house stewards' - if you have a problem or know of one within the stadium, just inform a steward -they will only be too pleasedto help.

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TUESDAY 1ST SEPT,1992

AN ALL-TICKET MATCH

Home supporters only can obtain tickets for this match in the following sections.

SEATS

George Hill Stand Blue Block - Price f12 (No Concessions) Grey Block - Price f 11 (No Concessions) White Block - Price f 11 (NO Concessions) Seton (ChaddertonRoad Stand) Price f 9.50 (Concessionsf6 Juniorsand Senior Citizens)

N.6.THESE SEATSARE FOR

MEMBERS ONLY

RochdaleRoad End Stand-

Seats available Price f 10 Non Members f9.50 for Members ar f6 for Juniors and Senior Citizen

STANDING

Members can purchase tickets

for the paddock areas Price £7 Adults and £4.50~ Juniors\Senior Citizens. The only standing accomrodatici availableto Non-members- is in the Lookers Paddock (Rochdale Road End) Price f7.50~ Tickets can be obtained as follows from the ticket office. Monday 24th Aug, Thursday 27th 9.30am- 5pm Friday 28th August,- 9.30am- 7pm Saturday 29th August, - 9.30am - 12 noon Monday 31st August, - 9.30am - 5pm Members must produce their membershipbook and surrender Voucher No 3 and the correct money. Non Members must produce some identificationshowing that they live locally.

OLNEY STRIKES TWICE TO SINK

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Adams when he volleyed homeafter good work down the right. Mossleydidwell to get back on even terms midway throughthe half when Waring equalisedfor the Lilywhites,but

Laticsmuck Mnceto end all hopes of a

just beforethe interval Mossleyrevival.

The first was a terrific Ian Olney header from the edge of the

six yard area, and John Eyre headed in at the back post to put

Laticsfirmly in control.

The secondperiod sawa goal for both sides. Olney grabbing his secondwhen he out strippedthe Mossley defence to fire home from the edge of the area, a goal which virtually sealed the game but to their credit Mossley never gave up and grabbeda lateconsolationgoal.

- TEAM: GRAY, MAKIN, MILLER, HOLDEN, POINTON, CONWAY, WILSON, McDONALD,ADAMS, OLNEY, EYRESUBS: PRICE,

HALL, GRAHAM. GOALSCORERS: OLNEY (21, ADAMS,

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~a"uo~~~;~ifieasm,

John Frost, Carl Serrant and Andrew Woods receiving their England caps covering the 35 games in which the four players have represented thei~ country over the past two years. All four youngsters have graduated from the prestigious F.A. National School at Lilleshall and are now experiencing life under youth coach Bill Urrnson here at Boundary Park, good luck lads (you'll need it!).

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in this friendly encounter even though the Warrington outfit took an early lead. Athletic were level by half time and then took complete control with Latics goals coming from John Eyre (21, Matthew Booth and Steve Knaprnan. The Youth Team look in fine form and all augers well for the coming season. The new cantilever stand is up and running and I'm sure any of you who sat in the stand last Wednesday cannot fail but to be impressed.

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ds United are our next visitors to Boundary Park.Howard Wilkinson

brings his team here on - and Wilkinson will be

Tuesday, 1st September, when a full house is expected.

hoping he can come up with the goods in the Premier League, and so help out his co-forwards, Lee Chapman and Rod Wallace.

played together

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(who is unable to get into the side at the minute), 'play anywhere' Gary -A,.-,, Speed, the versatile Steve Hodge, 'Mr. Industrious' David Batty and that

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During the summer Wilkinson has added to his

strong squad by securing

the services of two midfielders, the Arsenal and England player David Rocastle.for f2 m and Scott Sellars from Blackburn Rovers for £650,000,Sellars, in fact,

started his professional

fancied to be there or

when this

1992-93 season ends

next May, and they certainly have the

players to see them through.

Goalkeeper John Lukic

a fine campaign last term,

as did full-backs Tony Dorigo and John news om'^ who replaced

that experienced campaigner Me1 Sterland

early in the New

had

Gary McAllister.

Chapman top scored with a total of 20 goals in League and Cup competitions; Wallace weighed with 14 and

Speed 10.

Checking last results, Leeds were unbeaten at Elland Road, and they lost only four away games - at Crystal Palace, Manchester City, 0.p.~.and of course here

Year. at Boundary park, where

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Leeds, therefore, will be aiming to gain revenge for that defeat and consequently it should be a cracking contest in a 10 days time -

career at Elland Road in 1983 before moving to Ewood Park for just f20,000three years later. BE HERE TO ENJOY IT

Also signed permanantly after a lengthy but exceedingly good spell on loan, is the dynamic

Rod Wallace - Uniteds signing from Southampton at a cost of 1.6m.

French international, Eric

Cantona from F.C.

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Everton

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Boundary Park is equipped with an emergency alert system (Loud High Pitch Two Tone Signal) If you should hear this signal please pay attention and follow the instructions given. A test of the alert system will be made prior to each game, twenty minutes before the scheduled kick off time, followed by the words :-

"THIS IS A TEST OF THE BOUNDARY PARK ALERT SYSTEM"

NEXT HOME GAME

V. LEED UNITED TUESDAY Ist September KICK - OFF 7.30 pm.

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."I PRACTICE MY SHOOTING IN TRAINING, BUT NO MORE THAN OTHER LADS DO. "

Nick, however, says the two specials were quite different as he explained: "The one at Tranmere was more of a volley while on Saturday I had more time to place the shot. "When I saw Dave Beasant come out I hoped he would miskick the ball and he did. My main objective was to get the shot on target because I knew he could not get back." Nick added: "I don't mind how

I score, whether it be from five

or 45 yards as long as they go in - but I wouldn't mind a few more tap-ins. "The lads still take the mickey about my scoring, but my record is not that bad now. And the more I score the more confident I feel in front of goal. "I practice my shooting in training, but no more than other lads do."

Nick has not set himself any goals for the season as he went on: "I don't want to put myself under any pressure by setting targets. I just want to go out and play, and hopefully score. "It was certainly nice to get a goal on the opening day of the season to go with the two in pre-seasonwhich do not count. "The new rule preventing goalkeepers handling back passes has helped me. I think

it will result in a lot more goals being scored as a result of mistakes." Nick is looking forward to the new campaign after last

season missing only one

Latics' 49 league and cup appearances. Midfield is the only area left untouched by manager Joe Royle's transfer dealings, and

of

is therefore a vote of

confidence in this department. Nick added: "That is up to the gaffer, but I think Mike and myself play well together and we have a good balance in the centre of midfield. "We are a lot tighter at the back with the extra man. Steve Redmond and Neil Pointon are players of considerable First Division experience and they are bound to make the

defence stronger.

"And up front Ian Olney is also

a proven First Division goalscorer."

Nick believes Latics will do better than last season having benefitted from the year already spent in the top flight. He said: "I enjoyed last season, and it was a lot better than playing in the Second Division. The pace was a lot faster and you get punished more for mistakes we found. "You are always learning in football and last year stood us

in good stead.

"Hopefully we will do even better than last year and it would be nice to have a decent cup run as well. "I personally think we have the strongest squad since I have been here and we still have Ian Olney and Andy Ritchie to figure in first-team plans."

And as for the destiny of the championship, Nick said: "I fancy Manchester United after they came so close last year.

"I would like Liverpool (the

team he

win, but don't think it will be

their year. United seem

have the best equipped squad and I think they could finally do

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