It looks like a case of “blowing your own trumpet”, but we firmly believe our fans will love our new Online match programme which was produced for the first time ahead of the Barrow cup-tie.
Issue 2, relevant to Friday’s Betfred Championship opener against Swinton Lions, is available online now and we like to think it sets the scene perfectly for the Swinton game.
We take you behind the scenes at the club with articles on the hooking situation involving Gaz Owen, Matty Wilkinson and Declan Gregory; on Luke Nelmes; and on how the club came to be featured on limited-edition beer cans by Donkeystone Brewery at Greenfield.
We reproduce an article by Gary Carter, who’s the Rugby League man for The Sun . He lives locally and was commissioned to write an off-beat piece for his local paper, the Tameside Correspondent, on the day Barrow were at Bower Fold.
Throw in the thoughts of chairman Chris Hamilton. coach Matt Diskin and club captain Gareth Owen, plus ‘specials’ on Phil Joy and past player Craig Barker and you have 24 pages about your favourite club and only one of those pages given over to adverts.
There’s even two pages on our opponents and given that we played the Lions only five days ago in the Cup our regular centre-spread picture special on our last match also features the Lions.
Though we say it ourselves. it’s a good read that will appeal to all Oldham fans ahead of each home game and might even attract some opposition fans too.
Season-ticket holders have been issued with a voucher code to redeem at our online store that enables free access to the programme.
Both paid subscribers and season-ticket holders may also read the current issue online upon its release after first logging into their account.
N.B.: It has come to our notice that some season-ticket holders have not yet received the code they need to access the Online Programme.
They were sent out last week and some season-ticket holders who didn’t get it have since found it in their junk or trash mailbox. If you haven’t got it, please check in there.