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Ridsdale Turns Down Oldham
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07/04/2003. Former Leeds United chairman Peter Ridsdale, who held talks with Oldham Athletic earlier in the week, has rejected an opportunity to take over at the desperate Second Division club, saying that he cannot see a solution to the Latics' problems.
Oldham were founder members of the Premier League in 1992 but have hit calamitous since being relegated, and are on the brink of folding unless they can find people willing to mount a rescue package. It had been hoped that Ridsdale might be one such person.
But Oldham's marketing manager, Sean Jarvis, told the club's official website: "We are obviously disappointed Mr Ridsdale decided Latics wasn't for him. We respect his decision and of course wish him well for the future. As for us the fight goes on.
"Supporters have been fantastic in this gloomy chapter of our history but as I have said before I am positive we can come through this. Sadly there are no multi-millionaires coming over the horizon but there are still a couple of potential interested parties that could help us with a fighting chance.
"There are also a couple of initiatives where our supporters can help. One is the Supporters Trust. We have the game planned for the 12th July [involving two XIs of past Latics favourites] so naturally that will swell the coffers but we need to get the trust to a quarter of a million [pounds] as soon as possible. The second is the new advisory group. So far we have had three people come forward who are interested in helping the Club. We need a further seven that can contribute.
"Our survival is going to be difficult but we must go hard or we go home!" added Jarvis.
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