Newsletter #257

Well, it would have been expecting too much from the Blues to celebrate Xmas with a win – another capitulation and many are beginning to wonder where it will all end.

There’s a match report, as well a news, info on the Supporters’ Club WWW, an article from the Platt Lane Correspondent, opinion on the stadium move – amongst other things, and finally another excellent Why Blue.

This one goes out to 1,228. The next issue will probably go out sometime Friday, 27th December. It will probably be quite a sparse issue due to the vacation (access problems for many) so any articles, including match reports, will be most welcome.

Merry Xmas.

Next game, Port Vale at home, Thursday 26th December 1996


OLDHAM ATHLETIC vs. MANCHESTER CITY, Saturday 21st December 1996

Another big following for the Blues, filling Boundary Park to capacity, with plenty of City fans in home areas as well the Rochdale Road end, which we filled. They witnessed another typical tale of two halves from City, a first half of promise and even domination, followed by a second half of submission as we let Oldham back into a game that should have been beyond them.

With Heaney not recovering from injury and R