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Roy's Recollections In Writing

27 November 2019

57 seasons behind the scenes, the voluntary Press Officer Roy Butterworth has now lifted the lid on what he has experienced over the years.

'The Fan On The Inside' is a collection of his own personal memories starting from 1963, when he first joined the team at Boundary Park right through to the current day.

The lifelong Latics fan has created a book that features characters such as Jimmy Frizzell, Joe Royle, Alan Hardy and a touching tribute to his good friend Gordon Lawton.

On the announcement of his creation, Roy said; "After what I've seen I've been up, down, round and sideways.

"This book is a light hearted way of sharing what I've been a part of. Looking back I can't quite believe what has happened.

"Oldham Athletic, as you can tell, has been a big part of my life, and still is, and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did creating it because it's brought back a lot of memories."

Proceeds raised from the sale of the book will be donated to Maggie's Oldham.

Order & Payment

For Latics supporters out of town, they can still grab a copy of Roy's book.

Submit the payment using PayPal's secure service of £8.99 for the book and £2.50 for first class postage and packaging if required. 

  • Collection: £8.99
  • Postage: £11.49

The PayPal account to use is: using the link: to log in or sign-up.

If you don't have a PayPal account, you can sign-up for free and follow the instructions on how to make a payment here:

Please add a note on the checkout with your name and full postal address and select 'personal fee' to ensure the charity receives as much money as possible. Once payment is accepted the book will be posted 48 hours of the launch day which is Saturday 7 December. This date is when supporters can also purchase and receive a copy in person on the day at Boundary Park.

For those who have already ordered verbally with Roy, please do not reorder again, your book will be available for collection from the ground on the launch date. Thank you.

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