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insisting that those players whose team has already been penalised for unfair play, do not benefit from further unsporting behaviour through delaying tactics, when free kicks have been given. Supporters come into FA Premier League teams grounds to see good, entertaining football. They don't want to see the game halted constantly for fouls that ought not to have been committed or, indeed, for any free kicks awarded, to be delayed by more petulant acts, merely to prevent a quick re-start of play. Referees have, therefore, been called upon by the International FA Board to deal very firmly with players who kick the ball away when a free kick has been awarded, who break forward too early from a defensive wall, or who stand close to the ball to unfairly allow their team to organise a defensive wall. When such bad sportsmen are cautioned and the yellow card displayed, sympathy should be with the referee who is forced into taking such action just because the FlFA concept of Fair Play has not been respected and supporters are being denied continuous, enjoyable, sporting play. Supporters should expect and demand Fair Play. Any players who do not respect the letter and spirit of the Laws of the Game, badly let down both their own team and their supporters.

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warm welcome is extended to Brian -i Clough and his - highly talented Nottingham hxesttti?am. Forest, of course, have a very special place ~nthe Lat~cs hlstory, belng our opponents at Wembley, when we re-wrote our history book a couple of -d seasons ago.

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We know that whatever the score, and whatever their position ~nthe league, they will cont~nue play the to Forest way We have made a farr start to the new season and whllst I am not prepared to go overboard abou' two draws, there were pleaslng aspects about our performances ~nboth games

Head shaklng tlme arrived" i last week when soccer - !_, and town hall polltlcs comblned to give us the -, ridiculous situation at Arsenal, where there are object~ons the to cardboard crowd scenes behlnd the goal because -: there are no females or ethnlcs on the H~ghbury mural. The rest of the world must roll round with laughter when they see the mayhem created by the respectwe watchdogs for raclal and sexual equality. Would there have been an uproar ~fthe crowd had been painted all black or all women? I doubt ~ t . Everybody seems to have enjoyed the atmosphere created wlth the new stand and I'm sure now that we all have a team and a stadlum to be proud of As always, give us your best and we'll give you ours.
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Welcome to Boundary Park to all the companies who are involved in sponsorship of today's game. Our Match Sponsors today are TSB and Kershaw Adams Construction. The TSB will need no introduction but it is nice to welcome them along for the first time as Match Sponsors. Mike Kershaw of Kershaw Adams is no stranger to Boundary Park and has been supporting the club in various ways for quite a few years now. Local bed makers Slumberland are the Executive Matchball Sponsors and the Premier Matchball Sponsor is Ark01 Insurance. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the above for their generous support today.

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reminder to all fans that the Latique Shop will be closed until next Thursday due to refurbishment work. However we will still provide a service where supporters can purchase leisurewear and coach travel to away games. This will be conducted through the Blue Bond Office which is situated next to the Latique Shop. The opening hours will be the same 9am - 5pm. When the shop reopens on Thursday make sure you call to take a look at our new layout, I am sure you will be impressed. You will also be impressed with the wide range of new merchandise available a selection of which is:Latics Nightshirts f10.99 Premier Team T. Shirts 26/28" 5.99 Med & XL 6.99
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Those wanting to attend the Latics Car Boot Sale taking place tomorrow on the car park at the rear of the Lookers Stand are asked to arrive early to ensure they get a good spot. The sale runs from loam - 2pm and there will be the usual bargains available for the 1,000's of buyers who turn up. The cost of those wishing to sell is - Cars £ 7, Car and trailer f9, Vans £12. Just turn up tomorrow morning and pay at the aate.

WEAR YOUR COLOURS
The new Latics Red and White Away Strip has proved to be a big seller and stocks are running down fast. The shirts priced at £31.99 for adults and'f26.99 for children are still available in Latique, but hurry, don't miss out. Stocks won't last for ever and if the turnout at Chelsea is anything to 90 by the new Latics away kit will be sold out before Christmas!.

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ast season Nottingham Forest finished in eighth place in the First Division and reached the Final of the Rumbelows League Cup (losing 1-0 to Manchester United). Their form in the League was mixed - and in all fairness they were well below par on quite a few occasions, especially in front of their o y n supporters when losing 5-2 to Sheffield United, 2-0 against Sheffield Wednesday and 3-1 to both Tottenham and Southampton. In fact, at The City Ground, Forest won only 10 of their 21 matches, and they scored 36 goals while conceding 27. On their travels they collected a total of 22 points (from six wins and four draws) and perhaps the most pleasing result of all was to hammer neighbours Notts County 4-0 at Meadow Lane. One or two players have moved away from the club since the end of 1991-92, including the two central defenders, Des Walker (to

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@ In 1922 Fwest finiskc, top of the (old)Second Division and oddly enougl they obtained more point: than they scored goals 56 to 51. The F.A. Cup semi-final between Nottingham Forest and Queen's Park was played in Scotland and the amateur side from Glasgow won 3-0.

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rian Clough has been in charge of Nottingham Forest for well over 17 years and during his reign at The City ground he has seen every major trophy except the F.A. Cup rest in the club's Boardroom. That star prize seems to be an elusive object for 'Cloughie' (as everyone seems to call him) for even as a player he failed to reach the final of England's (perhaps the world's) greatest knockout competition. Born in Middlesbrough in March 1935, Brian played centre-forward for Great Broughton F.C. Middlesbrough and Sunderland, as well as England (2 full caps won and three at under 23 level). Between 1955 and 1965 he scored almost 300 goals (in all games) including 251 in the Football League (in only 274 appearances). After being forced to retire through injury Brian took over as manager of Hartlepool; he then had an I excellent spell in charge of Derby County, leading the Rams to the First Division championship before having brief spells at Brighton and Leeds, joining Forest during their Second

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Scorers: Sharp (44 mins), Bernard (48) for the Latics; Pearce (28) for Forest Teams: Latics:- Hallworth; Halle, Bernard;Henry, Barrett, Jobson; Adams, Marshall, Sharp, Milligan, Holden. Subs: Palmer & Fleming (not used) Forest:- Crossley; Charles, bearce; Walker, Tiler, Keane; Black, Gemmill, Clough, Sheringham (sub. Glover), Woan. Sub: Wassall (not used). Attendance: 16,496

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Forest are blessed with several players who have gained international recognition at various levels. Full caps have been awarded to Charles, Clough junior and Pearce (England),Gemmill (Scotland), Keane (Republic of Ireland) and Black ( N. Ireland). Under 21 appearances have been made by goalkeeper Crossley, Charles, Chettle, Pearce, Tiler, Clough, Sheringham and Bannister (for England),Wilson, Gemmill and Glover (Scotland), Black (N.I.) and Keane (Eire), while '6' caps have gone to Laws (England).

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Billy Walker Andy Beattie Johnny Carey Matt Gillies Dave Mackay Allan Brown Brian Clough 193460 1960-63 1963-68 1968-72 1972-73 1973-75 1975-92

MILESTONES
Two players - skipper Stuart Pearce and forward Nigel Clough - are set to reach personal milestones for Forest this season. Pearce is hoping to break through the 350 appearance barrier for the club while Clough is searching for 100th League goals as well as topping 350 senior games for the 'Reds.'

FOREST FIRSTS
First League game v. Everton (Div.2) Sept. 1892 (1-1) First F.A. Cup tie v. Notts County (a) November 1878 (1-3) First League Cup tie v. Halifax Town (h) October 1960 (2.4) First European game v. Valencia (a) Fairs Cup 1961-62 (2-0)

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FOREST'S TEN YEAR LEAGUE & CUP RECORD H - League l - League Cup

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THIRTY YEARS AGO
August 1982
Oldham Athletic, as we mentioned in mid-week, took both points after a 1-0 home win over Shrewsbury Town. Under 4,000 saw the Second Division game at Boundary Park when the 'Shrews' defender Ross MacLaren netted an own goal for the Latics. Forest, who included Viv Anderson and Colin Todd in defence, and Steve Hodge and Ian Bowyer in midfield, took on West Ham United in a First Division game at The City Ground and in front of a near 24,000 crowd. Brian Clough's men won by two goals to one, Colin Walsh and John Robertson(penalty)their scorers.

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August 1972
In a Third Division local derby at Burnden Park, the Latics went down 2-1 to Bolton Wanderers before a 7,019 crowd. Ronnie Blair scored our goal and the team was: Dowd; Wood, Whittle; McNeil. Hicks, Cranston; McVitie, Clements, Robins, Blair and Morrissey. Forest, playing in the Second Division, beat Oxford United 2-1 at home in front of just 9,591 spectators. Former Preston striker George Lyall and midfielder Martin O'Neill were their scorers and in the Forest side were goalkeeper Jim Barron, Scottish internationals full-backs Doug Fraser and Tommy Gemmill and forwards Duncan MacKenzie and Alan Buckley, the current Grimsby Town manager.

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August 1962
The Latics travelled to Tranmere for a Fourth Division match and they returned home with two points after winning 2-1. Bobby Johnstone and Jimmy Friuell scored the goals but the turnout was under 6,500. Johnny Bollands played a 'blinder' in goal for the Latics who also had to thank defenders Alan Williams and Bill Marshall who both cleared goal-bound shots off the line in the second-half. Forest travelled to nearby Leicester City for the East Midlands derby and despite a smashing goal from Welsh international Trevor Hockey they lost the First Division match 2-1 to the 'Filberts' before a 22,513 crowd.

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but after a month Iwas off to India." Neil departed after East Bengal had clinched the Indian title and thereby qualified for the Asian Cup (the equivalent of ow European Cup). This embled k i l to travel as they overcame the kngladesh champions Abhani to set up a two-legged tie against Japanese title winners Nissan. Neil explained: "They were a class team and beat us home and away, but it was still nice to spend a week in Japan." As the regular season has finished Neil spent his stay playing in regional cup competitions. They won one in Delhi and also competed in ones in Bombay and Calcutta. Neil found the humidity stifling earlv on as that coincided with the end 01 the monso~ons. for the most part But, the elimate was not too overpowering. Since returning home Neil spent the remainder of last season playing for St~lllhridge r-'+ic who won the HFS Lo .eag le. He will play for them in the Vauxhall Conference this seasc combining with his work as a c salesman with a Middleton firm. But Neil still has not given up of a return to League football as ,., A d : "Iam still only 23 and would jump at the chanlce of becoming a full-time p o again. Hopefully the Conference will prov~de shop window for me." the Accrington-born Neil was on Arsenal's books as a schoolboy. But when they decided nlot to offer him an apprenticeship he received a telephone call from Latics for !..:.-,n he signed up in April 1985. k i l , a versatile defender, made hi: debut at Shrewsbury Town on May 5th, 1987. It was one of only three appearances for the club, the two remaining coming early the next ieason against Middlesbrough and Huddersfield. He was named sub twice later that season before being hand,ed a free. Neil pined Rochdale where he spent two seasons before k-:-1 rele---" once more.

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Premier League and covers every game played by Latics in the First Division in 1991/92 and a selection of the best games from previous First Division campaigns going way back to 1910.

"I OWE IT ALL TO LATICS"
News reached us this week of the success story of former Latics junior Nicki Papavasiiou. You may remember the young GreekICypriot from his days in our youth team. Nicki is now an established regular with his club Limasol and a full lnternatiorial for his country Cyprus. 'Player of the year' was Nicki's claim to fame last term and he is looking forward to meeting Billy Urmson on his trip to these shores to play against Wales for Cyprus in the World Cup qualifier this season. "I owe all my success to the superb coaching I received at Oldham Athletic and I long to meet my many old friends" said Nicki. Athletic had to release Nicki due to the then stringent rules covering overseas players but Nicki is still only 24 and now he is a full International ... who

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The game at Maine Road next Saturday is an all ticket Ticket holders are now on sale at the main ticket office until 24th August. Members will be able to purchase tickets from Tuesday 25th August. Remember that all the ticket news for both home and away games is available 24 hours a day on 0898 12 15 82. Whilst on the subject of the City game fans wishing to travel on the supporters coaches should book in plenty of time at the Latique shop. Coach details can be found on page 33 of this programme.

ST. MARGARETS WIN MACDONALDS QUIZ !
Oldham Athletic Football In The Community Programme in association with MacDonalds, the fast food chain, rar a quiz competition throughout the area for local schools, the winners appeard in the final at Manchester City's Social Club and thc Oldham areas winners were St Margarets School Oldham. The children who took Dart are pictu;ed receiving their trophies from the MacDonalds Oldham restaurant manager at the King Street branch.

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It was a day for debuts last Saturday at Stamford Bridge as f600,000 defender Steve Redmond made his competitive debut for Latics. Having said that, all the team were making their Premier League debuts. ~ ujet's not forget a young t man who last season was playing reserve team football for a ~ o u r t h Division club and found himself on the substitutes bench last week. 18 year old Neil Tolson signed from Walsall for f150.000 was included in the action for the last 20 minutes at Chelsea a big change from what he has been used to. Another Latics debut was made on Wednesday night against Crystal Palace, as £600.000 full back Neil Pointon was clear of the suspension carried over from last season.

INTO THE 2 l S T CENTURY
Latics groundsman Keith Oliver no longer dreads the winter months thanks to local firm Bowman Products from Royton. Keith (pictured below) has taken delivery of the very latest in high tech pitch marking machines, courtesy of Jan Korab Managing Director of Bowman Products (also in picture). The machine, which is battery operated, electrically sprays the paint onto the pitch in stark contrast to the 'old days', when manual machines simply poured the ~ a i nonto a roller. t Another plus is that the paint is already mixed and Bowman Products have donated 1,000 litres of the white magical fluid into the bargain. Keith Oliver, Latics ~roundsman. was 'dead huffed' on receiving the equipment ... "This will save me hours of laborious work", he said. The components are all made locally at Bowman's Royton based works on Moss Lane Industrial Estate, so good luck to Bowmans with their new venture and thank you for your sponsorship! !

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JIM'S PROGRAMME SHOP
Jim's Programme shop has now moved to a brand new building ... just 10 yards up from the Latique shop. Jim may have moved but he still has in stock the best value, quality programmes old and new, from all around the world ... pay the shop a visit, you could be in for a surprise.

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NEWS DESK

SUSPENSION OVER
Recent signing, Ian Olney. his three match suspension today and is therefore available for selection for the Arsenal game next Wednesday. The f700,OOO striker has been restricted to pre-season games so far and he has figured in both first and reserve team games during the pre-season build up. Ian will be looking to break into the team as soon as possible and to forge a successful partnership with Graeme Sharp.
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The new refreshment facilities in the stand are much bigger than previously witnessed around the ground and with it comes a new range of snacks and drinks. Another new feature in the stadium will be the number of 'in house stewards' - if you have a problem or know of one within the stadium, just inform a steward -they will only be too pleased to help.

Rochdale Road End Stand Seats available Price f 10 Non Members f9.50 for Members ar f6for Juniors and Senior Citizen STANDING Members can purchase tickets for the paddock areas Price £7 Adults and £4.50~ Juniors\Senior Citizens. The only standing accomrodatici available to Non-members- is in the Lookers Paddock (Rochdale Road End) Price f7 . 5 0 ~ Tickets can be obtained as follows from the ticket office. Monday 24th Aug, Thursday 27th 9.30am - 5pm Friday 28th August,9.30am - 7pm Saturday 29th August, 9.30am - 12 noon Monday 31st August, 9.30am - 5pm Members must produce their membership book and surrender Voucher No 3 and the correct money. Non Members must produce some identification showing that they live locally.

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UP AND RUNNING
The new cantilever stand is up and running and I'm sure those of you who sat in the stand last Wednesdayshould have been very impressed. The contractors were still around' last night putting the finishing touches of here and there but to all intents and purposes the construction is now complete.

AN ALL-TICKET MATCH Home supporters only can obtain tickets for this match in the following sections. SEATS George Hill Stand Blue Block Price f12 (No Concessions) Grey Block - Price f 11 (No Concessions) White Block - Price f 11 (NO Concessions) Seton (ChaddertonRoad Stand) Price f 9.50 (Concessionsf6 Juniors and Senior Citizens) N.6.THESE SEATS ARE FOR MEMBERS ONLY

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an Olney struck t w o lethal goals t o end any hopes that Mossley had of getting a result against Latics Reserves at Seel Park. A good crowd of over 500 were in attendance for this last friemlty fixture before the Pontins Leagueseason starts in earnest. Athletic were always in control and took the lead through Neil

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Adams when he volleyed home after good work down the right. Mossleydid well to get back on even terms midway through the half when Waring equalisedfor the Lilywhites, but just before the interval Latics muck Mnce to end all hopes of a Mossley revival. The first was a terrific Ian Olney header from the edge of the six yard area, and John Eyre headed in at the back post to put Latics firmly in control. The second period saw a goal for both sides. Olney grabbing his second when he out strippedthe Mossley defence to fire home from the edge of the area, a goal which virtually sealed the game but to their credit Mossley never gave up and grabbed a late consolation goal. TEAM: GRAY, MAKIN, MILLER, HOLDEN, POINTON, CONWAY, WILSON, McDONALD,ADAMS, OLNEY, EYRE SUBS: PRICE, HALL, GRAHAM. GOALSCORERS: OLNEY (21, ADAMS, EYRE

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Pictured here are Latics Y.T.S. John Frost, Carl Serrant and Andrew Woods receiving their England caps covering the 35 games in which the four players have represented thei~ country over the past two years. All four youngsters have graduated from the prestigious F.A. National School at Lilleshall and are now experiencing life under youth coach Bill Urrnson here at Boundary Park, good luck lads (you'll need it!).

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Warrington Youth Team were no match for Latics Youth in this friendly encounter even though the Warrington outfit took an early lead. Athletic were level by half time and then took complete control with Latics goals coming from John Eyre (21, Matthew Booth and Steve Knaprnan. The Youth Team look in fine form and all augers well for the coming season. The new cantilever stand is up and running and I'm sure any of you who sat in the stand last Wednesday cannot fail but to be impressed.

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Boundary Park is equipped with an emergency alert system (Loud High Pitch Two Tone Signal) If you should hear this signal please pay attention and follow the instructions given. A test of the alert system will be made prior to each game, twenty minutes before the scheduled kick off time, followed by the words :"THIS IS A TEST OF THE BOUNDARY PARK ALERT SYSTEM"

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ick Henry gets teased about his Latics goalscoring record, even though last season he finished joint third leading ,; -- -. -, -. L ':. . marksman. ' It is true the hari&o;kihg midfield player struggled to find the net early in his playing days at Boundary Park. But since breaking his duck, with that memorable screamer in the Littlewoods Cup victory over Arsenal nearly three years ago, Nick's goalscoring record has improved dramatically. And it is for spectacular longrange efforts which Nick, still only 23, has become renowned. Nick has continued the trend this season with two remarkable strikes already which were nearer the halfway line than edge of the penalty area. It is hard to believe that in the Wembley season Nick's goal against.Arsenal was the sole success in 58 league and cup games. The ratio improved to four goals in 49 appearances in the Second Division championship winning side while last season there was another best-ever ratio of seven in 48 first division games. This season has got off to a perfect start for Nick, who made his first-team debut in September 1987 and who next month ought to complete 150 League appearances for Latics. In Saturday's FA Premier League opener at Chelsea Nick had the distinction of scoring from the centre circle after goalkeeper Dave Beasant miscued a clearance. It was a replica of the goal he scored in the pre-season friendly at Tranmere and proved to his team-mates it was not the fluke they inferred it was.

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