Ian had to write a summary of who his favourite all time Latics Legend was with the reasons why. He was also asked to include any unusual or funny incidents that he personally remember about his legend. His legend is truly a "classic" player and deservedly was included in Garth Dykes's new book "The Legends of Oldham Athletic". Rick was one of the old time entertainers, a commodity sadly missing in todays greed infested 'prima-donnas'. Rick will always be remembered as a legend at Boundary Park so it's congratulations to Ian.
Here is the winning entry:
"Who could possible be more of a Latics Legend than “Tricky Ricky” Holden? I remember standing in the Chaddy End waiting for the team to come out and do a warm-up for what would be his first game (nobody knew what he looked like). The joker came out in a keepers top and started saving shots in the warm-up. He looked pretty ordinary and the Latics faithful were a tad concerned. Until about 5 minutes later when the winger took his keepers top off and revealed his true identity! Pure Gold. Add to that the effect that he had during the golden years and you have a true Latics legend. Best crosser of a ball to grace Boundary Park!"
Ian is the proud recipient of a copy of "The Legends of Oldham Athletic" which will soon be wending it's way to the other side of the world. Congratulations again, Ian.
If you missed out on the competition you can still get a copy of the book. The new release is priced at just £16.99, and is now available from the Latics Club Shop both in person and online. It can also be purchased from any major bookshop, or online at www.breedonbooks.co.uk Breedon Books Publishing . Oldham Athletic Mad have negotiated a free p&p deal with the publishers. Just send your cheque for £16.99 to Breedon Books, 3, The Parker Centre, Derby, DE21 4SZ and mention Oldham Mad.