http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN2NdGkQJHI&feature=channel

LINK ABOVE LIVE FOOTAGE OF RICHARD BUTCHER'S

GOALS

OLDHAM ATHLETIC F.C

&

CROSSBAR CHALLENGE

 RICHARD BUTCHER OLDHAM ATHLETIC F.C

 

 

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TALK'S ABOUT RICHARD

RICHARD WAS NEVER GIVEN HIS CHANCE TO SHINE AT OLDHAM

 BY SOME OF THE FAN'S

 BUT HE PLAYED VERY WELL

 AND MADE ALOT OF GOOD FRIENDS

 IN THE TEAM

BUT HE ALWAY'S SAID HE SHOULD HAVE STUCK IT OUT AND

WEATHERED THE STORM.

RONNIE MOORE AND THE CLUB WERE VERY SUPORTIVE

TOWARDS RICHARD THEY DID

NOT WANT HIM TO LEAVE

Rotherham United Manager, Ronnie Moore says that Macclesfield player, Richard Butcher was a player with such ability that he could have played  at a higher level.

Paying his respects to the twenty-nine year old midfielder who played under Moore at Oldham and who sadly  died earlier this week, Moore said, 'He was such a fit lad who would win short  sprints as well as runs over distance.  He`d be the last person I would think  something like this would happen to when so young.

Speaking to Les  Payne of The Star, Moore carried on, 'I used to warn my daughter  never to bring home a footballer but I would have made an exception for Richard  Butcher, he was such a fantastic and likeable lad.

'My thoughts go out to  his Mum and Dad who are the nicest people you could wish to meet, to his family  and his team mates at Macclesfield.

'It certainly puts  football into perspective doesn`t it?`

Richie played his last game for  Macclesfield against Rotherham, scoring his last goal for them on New Years Day  at Bury.

Everyone at Vital Rotherham send our condolences to Richard's  family.

Ronnie Moore signed Richard for Oldham Athletic in August 2005 on a two year deal although there was interest from Preston in the championship and league 1 Doncaster, Rotherham and Bradford three other clubs in league one showed interest in our son.

Richard believed Ronnie Moore and the players had a fair chance of promotion under a Ronnie. Richard Butcher' talks about his career at Oldham in his own words my Oldham Career didn't exactly get of to the start i wanted but he insisted: "I can promise everyone that I will be doing my best and giving 110 per cent Richard added he knew of Ronnie Moor's reputation for getting the best out of player's and teams. Our son had a tough time at Oldham by a section of the fans but

Ronnie rated our son and felt he would have the quality to prove the doubters wrong   Ronnie's hunch was right.

Richard played 26,919 precious professional minutes as a box to box midfielder he played 40 - 50 games per season his natural fitness allowed him to cover every blade of grass he was a hero to some his goals were vital the fan's applauded him he was a six footer healthy young man which makes it harder to understand why.  

Richard covered more ground than most players would in a game covering 8 miles (13 - 14 ) kilometres' per match and speeds up to 14-21kmh. He showed constancy through out his career he always prided himself on his goals bend it like Beckham just one of the players he so admired.

YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1999–2000Northampton Town0(0)
2000–2001Rushden & Diamonds0(0)
2001–2002Kettering Town44(13)
2002–2005Lincoln City104(11)
2005–2006Oldham Athletic36(4)
2005Lincoln City (loan)4(1)
2006–2007Peterborough United43(4)
2007–2009Notts County80(18)
2009–2010Lincoln City15(0)
2010Macclesfield Town (loan)8(2)
2010–2011Macclesfield Town7(1)
Total
341(54


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                 RICHARD LOVE HIS FOOTBALL

 
 
RONNIE MOORE