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The return of the glory days

Ask any Latics fan about the glory days and they'll think back to the early nineties when Oldham were promoted from the old Second Division into the Premier League under Joe Royle, as well as a number of heroic Cup runs, including a heart breaking semi-final loss at the hands of Manchester United in 1994.

Unfortunately, since then, the club has been in decline. Spiralling financial difficulties and poor performances on the pitch means the club narrowly escaped going out of business altogether in 2003. After missing out on promotion to The Championship in the playoffs last season, Oldham are faced with another year in League One.

However, Oldham are a great club with a loyal fan base - the 2006/07 season saw average attendances above 6,000 - and you deserve to be watching your team playing well and striving for a return to the Premier League.

If you would like the chance to help put Oldham Athletic on the path to glory and have a say in the future of the club, then maybe The People's Club can help.

Oldham Athletic - The People's Club?

The People’s Club are looking to sign up 40,000 football fans who are interesting in buying and running a real football club, which will be chosen by our members. We expect to bring in excess of £1,500,000 investment per season to the chosen club.

If our members choose Oldham Athletic to be The People's Club, then what will we do?

Firstly, we'll bring much needed investment to the club in a number of ways.

You can expect gate receipts at home games to go up as members travel to see games and boost the attendance figures. Innovative commercial activities will bring in additional revenue and the very nature of The People's Club concept will naturally mean The Latics will receive a massive publicity boost as the local and national media all monitor the success of the club.

Secondly, you, the fans, will run the club. You'll have the ability to vote on whether to hire or fire a manager, which players start each game each week and who is on the bench. As the transfer window opens, you'll be able to choose who we sign and who we transfer list.

We're giving you the opportunity to take Oldham Athletic forwards - and, who knows, maybe one day we'll be boarding coaches to take us to Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and Villa Park every other Saturday.

Most importantly, what we won't do is change Oldham Athletic for the worse. We're all football fans and we fully understand the importance of the heritage and identity of the club and the feeling of belonging that each and every Latics fan feels. We certainly won't be relocating the team to Milton Keynes or mucking around with the club crest.

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How will your membership help?

As politicians often say, your vote truly counts. The People's Club is built entirely on the concept that the fans know best and the collective decision making power that our members have will ensure success for many years to come.

At the moment, Oldham Athletic is not The People's Club. It can only become so if you sign up and choose Oldham Athletic as the club you think we should make a bid for once we have enough members and therefore enough funds to do so.

Register for free and select Oldham Athletic as your choice for the club we should buy. Then tell all your friends about us - their votes count too! If Oldham Athletic is one of the most popular choices, it stands a very good chance of attracting substantial investment.

We're also on the lookout for a local representative in Oldham to encourage fans to sign up, so please contact us if you think you can get enough fans behind you and make Oldham Athletic The People's Club.

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