A Royle appointment: Joe Royle in town to sign copies of new book about Latics' celebrated success

Date published: 25 October 2021

Joe Royle makes a welcome return to Oldham next month to celebrate the launch of a new book about his time at Latics.

The Oldham Athletic legend will be in Waterstones in Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre on Saturday 13th November, along with the book's author, Mike Keegan.

Described as "The ultimate rags to riches football story", 'This is How It Feels: An English Football Miracle' is already Oldham's best-selling book, and tells the tale of one of the great, untold football miracles of all time.

Joe Royle led unfancied Oldham from the shadows of their illustrious Manchester neighbours and embarked on a thrilling, white knuckle ride to the summit of the English game.  

This book has been a labour of love for Oldham born, former BBC reporter Keegan, who interviewed all the key characters to produce a richly entertaining story of Oldham's remarkable rags to riches rise.

Joe Royle spent more than 12 years as a manager at Boundary Park, taking Oldham Athletic from the brink of extinction to their first cup final at Wembley.

Both Mike Keegan and Joe Royle will be signing books in Waterstones on Saturday 13th November between 12pm and 1pm.  

If you've previously purchased the book from Waterstones, please bring along your receipt.

Do you have a story for us? Want to tell us about something going on in and around Oldham? Let us know by emailing news@oldham-chronicle.co.uk , calling our Oldham-based newsroom on 0161 633 2121 , tweeting us @oldhamchronicle or messaging us through our Facebook page. All contact will be treated in confidence.

While you are here...

...we have a small favour to ask; would you support Oldham Chronicle and join other residents making a contribution, from just £3 per month?

Oldham Chronicle offers completely independent local journalism with free access. If you enjoy the independent news and other free services we offer, please consider supporting us financially and help Oldham Chronicle to continue to provide local engaging content for years to come. Thank you.

Support Oldham Chronicle