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Oldham Athletic Football Club
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Oldham
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Oldham Athletic F.C. was founded in 1895 under the name Pine Villa F.C., changing to the current name and turning professional in 1899. They joined the Football League Second Division in 1907. They finished third, having been unbeaten at home in their first season in the league. The following year they went one better and were promoted to the First Division. They continued to be competitive at this level and often finished high up the table, including ending as runners-up just prior to World War I. They also reached the FA Cup semi final in 1913. The team never really recovered from the break for the war and in 1923 they were relegated from Division One. Things did not improve for Oldham after this with the team finally slipping as far as Division Four. In 1969-70 Jimmy Frizzel took over as player manager and the club almost instantly began to revive. Soon Jimmy had the team back in the second tier and managed to keep them there despite a lack of resources. Joe Royle took the job on in 1982 and in 1991 managed to get the team back into the top flight for the first time in 68 years. Unfortunately, following his departure three years later, Oldham was soon relegated.


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