Oldham Athletic

FL125 VOTE

 

  What is Oldham Athletic's best ever match?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Oldham Athletic 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday (1991) 41%
2 Oldham Athletic 1-0 Manchester United (1993) 22%
2 Oldham Athletic 4-3 Southampton (1993) 22%
3 Oldham Athletic 11-2 Chester (1952) 8%
4 Oldham Athletic 11-0 Southport (1963) 7%
     

The FL125 Greatest Match voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatGames.

The nominations were:

Oldham 11-2 Chester (1952) - Eric Gemmell scored seven in the victory in January 1952.

Oldham 11-0 Southport (1963) - A Boxing Day classic in 1963 in which Bert Lister scored six times.

Oldham 3-2 Sheff Wed (1991) - The last game of the 1990/91 season when Oldham snatched the Second Division title with Neil Redfearn's penalty deep into injury time.

Oldham 1-0 Manchester United (1993) - Oldham were battling to hold on to their Premier League status in March 1993 when a Neil Adams goal earned them a vital victory over the Red Devils.

Oldham 4-3 Southampton (1993) - The great escape was completed as Oldham won three games in the last week of the season to remain in the Premier League on goal difference.

 

  Who is Oldham Athletic's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Andy Ritchie 49%
2 Roger Palmer 34%
3 Bobby Johnstone 13%
4 Eric Gemmell 3%
5 Andy Goram 1%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

Eric Gemmell - Latics' all-time top scorer until overtaken by Roger Palmer. Once scored seven goals in one game.

Andy Goram - Legendary goalkeeper who was capped by Scotland while at Boundary Park.

Bobby Johnstone - One of the greatest inside forwards of post-war football, Johnstone's debut attracted a crowd of 17,116 - Latics' biggest gate for six-and-a-half years.

Roger Palmer - Latics' all-time leading scorer and also a cult figure during his 14 years at the club.

Andy Ritchie - Previously voted by fans as Latics' greatest-ever play, a striker who was a key figure in the glory years under Joe Royle.

 

  When was Oldham Athletic's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 1990/91 49%
2 1989/90 40%
3 1973/74 7%
4 1914/15 4%
5 1952/53 0%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

1914/15 - First Division runners-up.

1952/53 - Division Three (North) champions.

1973/74 - Division Three champions.

1989/90 - League Cup finalists and FA Cup semi finalists.

1990/91 - Second Division champions.

 

  Who is Oldham Athletic's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Joe Royle 72%
2 Jimmy Frizzell 21%
3 John Sheridan 4%
4 George Hardwick 2%
5 David Ashworth 1%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.

The nominees were:

David Ashworth - The manager who took the Latics into The Football League. He took them to promotion and establish themselves in the First Division.

Jimmy Frizzell – Frizzell managed the team from 1970-82 and took them from the Fourth to Second Divisions.

George Hardwick - The former England international helped the Latics win the Third Division (North) title in the 1952/53 season.

Joe Royle - The most successful manager in the club's history, Royle led them to the First Division and to become founder members of the Premier League and two Wembley appearances during 12 years as manager.

John Sheridan - The popular Sheridan guided the Latics to the League 1 Play-Offs.