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EMMERSON BOYCE: FANS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

26 February 2015

Emmerson Boyce backs ’90 in 90’ idea and says players will respond to fans’ backing.

  • Emmerson Boyce backs ‘90 in 90’ idea.
  • Latics fans to try and sing 90 songs in 90 minutes at Blackpool.
  • Boyce also hails fans and staff cycling to Blackpool - ‘this is a special club’.
Latics’ longest serving player Emmerson Boyce – who made a return to the starting line-up this week to notch up his 250th league appearance for Latics against Cardiff City – says the fans’ initiative of attempting to sing 90 songs in 90 minutes at Bloomfield Road is ‘brilliant’ and he says that, alongside fans and club staff cycling to Blackpool for Joseph’s Goal, this is another example of what is great about ‘our club.’

Latics take on Blackpool in the crunch Sky Bet Championship clash this Saturday 28 February, and will be backed by a large blue and white army of around 2,000, many of whom will have cycled to the ground alongside club staff to raise money and awareness for Joseph’s Goal.

Supporters say it is their intention to back the team all the way and spend the entire match singing songs, dusting off some classic Latics terrace chants from down the years about the likes of Andy Liddell, Nathan Ellington, Henri Camara, Gary Teale, Arjan De Zeeuw and many others.

“It’s a brilliant idea,” says Boyce, whose own chant has been heard around the DW Stadium and Latics matches for the past nine seasons.

“It’s fantastic when the fans get behind the team like that and when they sing a song about you it always gives that player an extra buzz, they respond.

“But Saturday’s not about any one individual, we need to stick together as a team and as a club and the fact the fans have come up with this idea, and that they are cycling to the ground with the staff for Joseph’s Goal just shows that we really are a special club.”

Tickets for Saturday's game will remain on sale until 4.00pm on Friday in person or by phone from the DW Stadium Ticket Office.  For more information please [click here].

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