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A Trip Down Sheepfoot Lane - Paul Dickov, Matt Smith & Jose Baxter

17 June 2020

On this week's episode of 'A Trip Down Sheepfoot Lane', Roy Butterworth will be joined by Paul Dickov, Matt Smith and Jose Baxter.

The trio of guests will be taking look at the twists and turns from the famous FA Cup run in the 2012/13 season especially when Latics beat Nottingham Forest away before overcoming Liverpool as well as holding Everton to a draw at Boundary Park.

The former gaffer, Paul Dickov, is the main guest this week. He spent three years in charge at Boundary Park and masterminded one of the club's greatest ever FA Cup feats as his side beat Liverpool 3-2 in 2013. Dickov also took Oldham to Anfield the season before in the FA Cup when Robbie Simpson stunned the Premier League side with a thunderbolt, which was a sign of things to come. The former manager brought a host of talent to the club during his tenure using his contacts to attract the likes of Shefki Kuqi, James Wesolowski and Jean-Yves Mvoto.

The FA Cup hero himself, Matt Smith, will also be joining the videocast. The six-foot six-inch striker made a name for himself in the 2013 cup run, netting a brace in the win over Liverpool whilst heading a last-minute equaliser in against Everton to create carnage in the home stands. The frontman even managed to notch a consolation goal in the replay at Goodison Park, before moving to Leeds United the following summer and admitted that short period of time in front of the TV cameras set his career alight in the Championship after working his way up through non-league whilst at university.

And also joining in will be all-time fans favourite Jose Baxter, who's dialling in from America. After arriving at Oldham in 2012, Baxter showed his talent and natural ability instantly, producing some impressive performances. During the FA Cup run, the midfielder scored in the first round away at Kidderminster Harriers and scored THAT free-kick against Nottingham Forest much to the delight of the away following. Baxter played in the middle of the park against Liverpool before getting a dream tie against his former club Everton. Overall, Jose made 84 appearances for Latics in two-spells and scored 21 goals.

If you want to ask any of the guests something about the famous cup run a few years ago, please email it to natalie.atkinson@oldhamathletic.co.uk and roy.butterworth@yahoo.co.uk. The deadline to submit your questions is tomorrow morning, Thursday 18 June at 10am.

This will be available to watch on the club's YouTube channel (OfficialOAFC) on Saturday at 3pm.


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