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The Second Episode of 'A Trip Down Sheepfoot Lane' Is Out Now!

16 May 2020

As part of the 125 year celebrations, welcome to the new videocast called ‘A Trip Down Sheepfoot Lane’.

In the second episode, Matchday Press Officer Roy Butterworth talks to three of his fellow media men in Stuart Pyke, Jack Dearden and Bob Young who were all present during the 'Pinch Me' seasons in the late 80s and early 90s.

Stuart Pyke began commentating in 1984 and covered Latics throughout the 'glory years' as the club reached the Littlewoods Cup Final and secured the Second Division title. Pyke is the voice behind the iconic commentary of Neil Redfearn's penalty against Sheffield Wednesday.

Another familiar voice to the Oldham faithful is the Royton based, Jack Dearden who covered life at Boundary Park for BBC Radio Manchester and worked through the final week of the 1992/93 season as Joe Royle's side managed to pull off the great escape against all odds, beating Aston Villa, Liverpool and Southampton.

Whilst, Bob Young spent 13 years writing about Oldham, his spell began during the Jimmy Frizzell era until the start of the Premier League years. He also spent time working for the Oldham Chronicle following life closely at the local club.

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