Oldham Athletic Miscellany collects together all the vital information you never knew you needed to know about the Latics. In these pages you will find irresistible anecdotes and the most mindblowing stats and facts. Heard the one about the insulting newspaper article that ended Ken Bates' 1960s reign as chairman? How about the fan who changed his name to Oldham Athletic? Or the successful stopper who was inspired by Brian Clough on a Sunderland beach? Did you know comedian Eric Sykes was on the Oldham board in the '70s? That Athletic have beaten, once or more, every team that they've ever played in the League and FA Cup? Or that Roger Palmer's pre-match ritual involved watching horse-racing before kick-off? All these stories and hundreds more appear in a brilliantly researched collection of trivia - essential for any Latics fan who holds the riches of the club's history close to their heart.
Dave Moore is the author of Oldham Athletic On This Day. Dave attended the University of Manchester and pursued a teaching career; firstly in Tameside and eventually in Canada, where he soon set up a branch of the Latics supporters club. Currently planning his retirement, Dave aims to take the opportunity to spend more time at Boundary Park.