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Season 6 - Port Vale PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark W   
Monday, 20 January 2014 08:12

Port Vale v Oldham Athletic – League One

 

Vale Park, Burslem

 

Saturday 18th January 2014, 15:00 K.O.

 

Port Vale

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 13:00
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Ernie Flag at Anfield PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Harpham   
Thursday, 05 January 2012 21:01
On Friday 6 January, Oldham Athletic take on Liverpool in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
As well as this being Latics biggest game for years, it is the largest domestic occasion that we have taken the Ernie Cooksey flag to.
To celebrate the event, alongside the usual report of the trip we want to include a gallery of pictures and videos of the day taken by as many fans as possible.
If you take any photos or videos on Friday that you would like us to include, please either post them on the Facebook page or send them via Twitter. All tweets should mention @ernieflag and include the hashtag #anfieldinvasion.
We want pictures from the ground, the pub, the coach, the train. You can even send us pictures of you sat at home in your shirt listening to the radio if you couldn't get hold of a ticket.
We will publish as many pictures and videos as possible and they should be available on www.ernieflag.co.uk early next week.
Please feel free to invite as many people as possible to this event so we can try and give a true picture of the Latics hoard's trip to Anfield.
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New Look Ernieflag - 3 Years On PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark W   
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 08:10

As we relaunch the new look website, I think it is worth remembering why it was orignially set up.

We try to have some fun on here but as it’s core, we are attempting to bring to people’s attention the fact that Ernie Cooksey lost his life to malignant melanoma at a ridiculously young age and to:

1)      Remember Ernie and the spirit that he brought to Oldham Athletic in probably our darkest hour
2)      Remind people about the dangers of spending too much time in the sun without adequate protection.
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Tour Dates & Photos PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark W   
Friday, 18 July 2008 16:32

As well as Oldham Athletic games at Boundary Park and England matches at Wembley Stadium, the flag has toured England and Europe. Here is where we've been as part of the tour:  

Boundary Park

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What is Ernieflag? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark W   
Thursday, 17 July 2008 21:13

Ernie CookseyThe news of the death of Ernie Cooksey on 2nd July 2008 was hugely upsetting for a lot of people and a large number of Oldham Athletic fans in particular.

The passing of a former player is always a sad event but when that player was as popular as Ernie, it was always going to be hard for those who had watched him on a regular basis. What, of course made matters so much worse was the fact that Ernie lived to be just 28.

In the days following Ernie’s death a group of Oldham fans decided that we wanted to do something to remember him by and the idea of a flag was conceived. Originally, that was it. A group of fans would have a flag made that could be taken to games to honour his memory but we also wanted to do something that may help in the fight against cancer.

We do not believe that we personally can do anything that can cure cancer and we are not saying that we want to raise a particular amount. All we want to do is our own little bit because we genuinely believe that every little helps in the fight against this terrible illness.

We decided, therefore that we wanted to try to use the flag in two ways. Firstly, we wanted to tell people about Ernie and why he meant so much to us and also to fans of the other clubs he played for. Secondly, we wanted to publicise the fight against malignant melanoma, the cancer that killed him.

We decided, therefore that we wanted to try to use the flag in two ways. Firstly, we wanted to tell people about Ernie and why he meant so much to us and also to fans of the other clubs he played for. Secondly, we wanted to publicise the fight against malignant melanoma, the cancer that killed him.
 
In our first season, 2008/9, We took the flag to every game that Oldham Athletic played, starting with a  friendly match at Rhyl and ending with the final league game at Walsall. We also took it to the North West Masters tournament at the MEN Arena in Manchester where a team of former Oldham players competed and also every England game bar those which clashed with an Oldham match.

Not all 10 of us that funded the flag will made it to every game but we ensured that the flag did.

Along the way, we took a photograph of the flag at each ground and published a report of each away trip. Again, this was not always written by the same individual but hopefully it provides Oldham fans with a different perspective on these trips. It is also hoped that supporters of other clubs find these tales interesting. For supporters of Premier League clubs, they show why we follow our club and how our experience differs from their own. For supporters of clubs that we visit during the tour we hope that they will take an interest on our take on visiting their town and take the reports in the manner in which they are intended.

The plan is was never to produce a detailed match report, but to provide a record of our trip. This is be a personal experience and as different members of our group write, there should be a wide variety of views and opinions.


Since then, we have continued to take the flag to as many games as possible and publish a report every time we visit a new ground.

There have been a few hic-ups along the way with some reports lacking a little detail after more alcohol than planned was consumed on the day, and one occasion where the flag was stolen but the response that we’ve had from opposition fans and clubs has been amazing.

Thank you for taking a look at our site. Please take some time to read about Ernie and what he did for our football club and also to read about the fight against cancer. If you wish to donate to one of the charities we have provided links to, that would be fantastic but if not, please keep in touch and follow our tour.

                     Dr Kershaws

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2011 11:50