Oldham eye 'Best Loo-sers' prize after contest cheats flushed out
Published 12/11/2011 | 05:00
OLDHAM'S hopes of renovating the toilets at Boundary Park may have gone down the drain after a competition to provide funding for the worst stadium toilets in England was suspended due to suspicious voting.
The Latics were sitting top of an online poll and were in line to get a £100,000 makeover of their facilities until it was discovered that some supporters had voted up to 30 times after managing to get around the security checks.
The 'Best Loo-sers' competition has been relaunched this week with Oldham hoping to finish top of the trots once again when the poll closes on January 5.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for us," admitted Oldham chief executive Alan Hardy.
"The money has just not been there in the past to revamp the toilets. I have been here for 31 years and some of the toilets are still the same now as they were then."
The League One side face stiff opposition from Aldershot Town, Barnsley, Barrow, Bradford City, Ebbsfleet United, Scunthorpe United and Sheffield United, who all featured prominently first time around in this race to the bottom.