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19 Oct 2013 02:48:17

Alan Groves takes his place

former star will leave his mark in the new stand

Ten former Latics' legends will be featured when the new Broadway stand is completed. Nine members were selected by the club and the tenth was decided by a poll with fans of the club. The nine legends were Joe Royle, Andy Ritchie, Roger Palmer, Bert Lister, Bobby Johnstone, Eric Gemmell, Ian Wood, David Eyres and Jimmy Frizzell. Seventies star Alan Groves was chosen by fans as the tenth legend who will feature when the development is finished.

Groves tragically died at the age of 29 and was a member of the 1973/74 Third Division championship winning team. He made 140 league appearances while establishing himself as a Boundary Park cult hero. Other former players who ranked high in the voting were Ernie Cooksey, Earl Barrett, Frank Bunn, Neil Redfearn, Rick Holden, Gunnar Halle, Jim Fryatt and Andy Goram.

Source: Oldham Athletic Mad


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