Oxford United boss bemoans lack of a spark

Banbury Cake: Deane Smalley grimaces after a heavy challenge in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Portsmouth, in which Oxford United failed to fire in front of goal Deane Smalley grimaces after a heavy challenge in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Portsmouth, in which Oxford United failed to fire in front of goal

A FRUSTRATED Chris Wilder rued a lack of magic in the final third as Oxford United were held to a goalless draw by Portsmouth at the Kassam Stadium.

The home side never looked like losing a game they largely controlled, but created precious little in front of goal.

A big crowd, swelled by almost 2,500 away fans, produced a good atmosphere but the game did not match it, with neither goalkeeper tested.

Banbury Cake:

  • Ryan Williams has a shot at goal

The result made it four games without a victory for United, their longest winless run of the season, and Wilder admitted the side was missing a spark where it mattered most.

“I’m more frustrated than disappointed because the application and effort of the players was really good, we just needed a break,” the United manager said.

“At the moment we are just looking for a little bit of magic, somebody to do something a bit special to get our noses in front.”

United set up in a different formation, using Johnny Mullins in a three-man midfield to help protect the back four.

There was some surprise when top scorer James Constable was only named on the bench, leaving Deane Smalley to play as a lone striker, supported by Ryan Williams and Sean Rigg.

Afterwards it emerged Constable, known as Beano, had been troubled by a foot injury during the week.

Banbury Cake:

  • Michael Raynes gets above Sonny Bradley

Wilder also explained he switched the shape in response to home defeats against Plymouth and Scunthorpe in their last two outings.

He said: “We wanted to go with a 4-3-3 and have a change to get something else going at home.

“We have tried a 4-4-2 for a couple of games and that’s not really come off for us.

“We tried and I thought the shape, especially in the first half, was fine.

“We have a few games coming up and it was a toss up between starting Beano and bringing Deane on, or start Deane and bring Beano on.

“Deane has trained all week and Beano hasn’t, so that was the decision I made.”

The stalemate saw United drop to seventh place, now five points adrift of the top three.

Banbury Cake:

  • Danny Rose sees a shot blocked

But Wilder took comfort from the fact it was a marked improvement on their previous game, a 2-0 home defeat against Scunthorpe United.

“It’s loads better,” he said. “That’s the way I view it, it’s not three points and maybe we have slipped a bit, but there’s still a long way to go and, as always, people think short term.

“I think we needed a decent performance because there was a bit of pressure on us and unfortunately we have not been able to get the goal that might have nicked a tight game.”

Comments (21)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:13am Mon 13 Jan 14

train passenger says...

There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.
There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control. train passenger
  • Score: -2

10:58am Mon 13 Jan 14

Bart_simpsonDoh says...

So he takes comfort from a drab 0-0 draw at home against a team that is struggling. Just about sums him up. Get rid now.
So he takes comfort from a drab 0-0 draw at home against a team that is struggling. Just about sums him up. Get rid now. Bart_simpsonDoh
  • Score: 11

11:52am Mon 13 Jan 14

horsham says...

I've stopped going to the home games, the last two I have seen Oxford have been really poor. Soon they will lose there unbeaten away record and then the slide down the table will begin once again.
I've stopped going to the home games, the last two I have seen Oxford have been really poor. Soon they will lose there unbeaten away record and then the slide down the table will begin once again. horsham
  • Score: 12

2:10pm Mon 13 Jan 14

oldun says...

Chris - as on of your biggest (and few?) supporters , it pains me to say that I don't think tat you will be or manager for much longer. Nine points from our next three League games might take us back into the top 3
Chris - as on of your biggest (and few?) supporters , it pains me to say that I don't think tat you will be or manager for much longer. Nine points from our next three League games might take us back into the top 3 oldun
  • Score: 3

2:48pm Mon 13 Jan 14

dave from witney says...

train passenger wrote:
There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.
TVP totally over recting again.
[quote][p][bold]train passenger[/bold] wrote: There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.[/p][/quote]TVP totally over recting again. dave from witney
  • Score: 3

2:51pm Mon 13 Jan 14

dave from witney says...

dave from witney wrote:
train passenger wrote:
There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.
TVP totally over recting again.
Sorry, should read over reacting !.
[quote][p][bold]dave from witney[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]train passenger[/bold] wrote: There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.[/p][/quote]TVP totally over recting again.[/p][/quote]Sorry, should read over reacting !. dave from witney
  • Score: 4

3:09pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Roy Burton's shorts says...

I think the criticism from many about the Pompey game owes more to a long line of frustration at home performances than the game itself . For me, at least we had a functioning midfield! (keep Mullins there please). It meant we had far more control of the game and were not kicking away possession by playing too long. Also, we did what we have failed to do at most home games this season. We engaged the game better; we won more of the 50;50 challenges and we won more second ball. Having said that, it’s the LEAST we paying fans deserve.
While Hunt and Newey are better positionally/defensi
vely than Batt and Davis were, they are not great as wing backs. And our midfielders and strikers play like strangers sometimes. Deano and Beano should surely know what balls to expect and should be running off the shoulders of defenders much better and in anticipation of threaded balls or chips over the top.
We can’t afford to drop many more home points against the likes of weak teams like Bristol Rovers and Pompey because it’s inconceivable that our away form can continue.
I think the criticism from many about the Pompey game owes more to a long line of frustration at home performances than the game itself . For me, at least we had a functioning midfield! (keep Mullins there please). It meant we had far more control of the game and were not kicking away possession by playing too long. Also, we did what we have failed to do at most home games this season. We engaged the game better; we won more of the 50;50 challenges and we won more second ball. Having said that, it’s the LEAST we paying fans deserve. While Hunt and Newey are better positionally/defensi vely than Batt and Davis were, they are not great as wing backs. And our midfielders and strikers play like strangers sometimes. Deano and Beano should surely know what balls to expect and should be running off the shoulders of defenders much better and in anticipation of threaded balls or chips over the top. We can’t afford to drop many more home points against the likes of weak teams like Bristol Rovers and Pompey because it’s inconceivable that our away form can continue. Roy Burton's shorts
  • Score: 10

4:07pm Mon 13 Jan 14

dorsetyellows says...

Wilder u have been here 5 years , what formation does work
For us then , we must be the most patient supporters in the
Football league . Sure the team lack spark , have u got any in your locker
to give them a boost , hope kitson been training hard whilst on another
holiday. Get potter back ASAP. Hope a sneeky win at Charlton will
Release more funds to strengthen, Come on OXFORD !!
Wilder u have been here 5 years , what formation does work For us then , we must be the most patient supporters in the Football league . Sure the team lack spark , have u got any in your locker to give them a boost , hope kitson been training hard whilst on another holiday. Get potter back ASAP. Hope a sneeky win at Charlton will Release more funds to strengthen, Come on OXFORD !! dorsetyellows
  • Score: 9

6:25pm Mon 13 Jan 14

OX4-OUFC says...

train passenger wrote:
There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.
Don't worry those 'fans' are part time 'supporters' and only show on the bigger gates when the likes of Swindon and Portsmouth come to town. They all share the same neanderthal, moronic brain cell and spend most of the game looking and gesturing at the away fans oblivious to the game. They haven't really developed and are still stuck in school boys, gang mentality.They're a dying breed and will not be at the next home game so do continue to bring your kids to the games as I will with mine. Most clubs, cities and towns always have a few idiots ! Those are ours ! For these bigger gates it's a real shame that these idiots still come as the cost to the club of having to provide all the extra policing and security is massive (around the 100k mark) This sadly negates the much needed profit that could otherwise be used to help continue to strengthen and build this club and team. To all the continual negative posters on this site. We hit rock bottom when we were in the conference on the back of the never ending managerial revolving door and some dodgy owners and chairmen (Merry) that agreed the crazy rent situation with Kassam which we are still stuck and constrained by. Slowly the club is on the rise again and more stable than it's been in a long time. The 4th stand and needed further development of all of the site with extra residential dwellings is back in discussion and will eventually happen. What kind of supporters "won't come again" because they've seen a few poor performances at home this season ? Portsmouth came with a big name and support plus a new manager but were there for the taking. Scunthorpe home display and 4-4-2 did not work and was awful. Good to change the formation against Pompey, we controlled most of the game but lacked the courage to go on shoot, attack and win it as we often do at home. Not having Kitson for the past two games has also been a BIG miss. Wroe looks a good addition. Wilder for me shows too much respect for the opposition but otherwise I support him and the generally improving and evolving team and club that has been and in my opinion will continue to challenge for promotion this season and is better again from last season and the seasons before. The better and the bigger the support at home in response to some poor performances the quicker our players confidence and home form will turn back into a winning situation that certainly is frustrating but a shared feeling of pretty much 95% of all football supporters across the country who go and watch and support their local team !
[quote][p][bold]train passenger[/bold] wrote: There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.[/p][/quote]Don't worry those 'fans' are part time 'supporters' and only show on the bigger gates when the likes of Swindon and Portsmouth come to town. They all share the same neanderthal, moronic brain cell and spend most of the game looking and gesturing at the away fans oblivious to the game. They haven't really developed and are still stuck in school boys, gang mentality.They're a dying breed and will not be at the next home game so do continue to bring your kids to the games as I will with mine. Most clubs, cities and towns always have a few idiots ! Those are ours ! For these bigger gates it's a real shame that these idiots still come as the cost to the club of having to provide all the extra policing and security is massive (around the 100k mark) This sadly negates the much needed profit that could otherwise be used to help continue to strengthen and build this club and team. To all the continual negative posters on this site. We hit rock bottom when we were in the conference on the back of the never ending managerial revolving door and some dodgy owners and chairmen (Merry) that agreed the crazy rent situation with Kassam which we are still stuck and constrained by. Slowly the club is on the rise again and more stable than it's been in a long time. The 4th stand and needed further development of all of the site with extra residential dwellings is back in discussion and will eventually happen. What kind of supporters "won't come again" because they've seen a few poor performances at home this season ? Portsmouth came with a big name and support plus a new manager but were there for the taking. Scunthorpe home display and 4-4-2 did not work and was awful. Good to change the formation against Pompey, we controlled most of the game but lacked the courage to go on shoot, attack and win it as we often do at home. Not having Kitson for the past two games has also been a BIG miss. Wroe looks a good addition. Wilder for me shows too much respect for the opposition but otherwise I support him and the generally improving and evolving team and club that has been and in my opinion will continue to challenge for promotion this season and is better again from last season and the seasons before. The better and the bigger the support at home in response to some poor performances the quicker our players confidence and home form will turn back into a winning situation that certainly is frustrating but a shared feeling of pretty much 95% of all football supporters across the country who go and watch and support their local team ! OX4-OUFC
  • Score: 8

6:26pm Mon 13 Jan 14

oxford exile says...

newsflash...constabl
e is known as "beano" !, well i never
newsflash...constabl e is known as "beano" !, well i never oxford exile
  • Score: 3

9:00pm Mon 13 Jan 14

CRSDC says...

Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out!
Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out! CRSDC
  • Score: -2

9:02pm Mon 13 Jan 14

disco80 says...

So WILDER SAYS as always people think short term!!! Thats another pop at us fans who are so bloody patient with this nasty arrogrant tw#t that has no tactics, . He is obviosly allowed to say what he wants to us but we arent allowed to vent our anger at him, bully boy Wilder strikes again!!NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE!!!! His tactis for Portsmouth game were a game too late these may have worked against Scunthorpe but come on Portsmouth are rubbish at the moment. If you Wilder fans are happy to waste your money going up to a horrible stadium and watching rubbish season after season then you must have very sad lives. You could watch a better local senior league game than that sh##e and it would be free.
So WILDER SAYS as always people think short term!!! Thats another pop at us fans who are so bloody patient with this nasty arrogrant tw#t that has no tactics, . He is obviosly allowed to say what he wants to us but we arent allowed to vent our anger at him, bully boy Wilder strikes again!!NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE!!!! His tactis for Portsmouth game were a game too late these may have worked against Scunthorpe but come on Portsmouth are rubbish at the moment. If you Wilder fans are happy to waste your money going up to a horrible stadium and watching rubbish season after season then you must have very sad lives. You could watch a better local senior league game than that sh##e and it would be free. disco80
  • Score: 2

9:03pm Mon 13 Jan 14

CRSDC says...

OX4-OUFC wrote:
train passenger wrote:
There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.
Don't worry those 'fans' are part time 'supporters' and only show on the bigger gates when the likes of Swindon and Portsmouth come to town. They all share the same neanderthal, moronic brain cell and spend most of the game looking and gesturing at the away fans oblivious to the game. They haven't really developed and are still stuck in school boys, gang mentality.They're a dying breed and will not be at the next home game so do continue to bring your kids to the games as I will with mine. Most clubs, cities and towns always have a few idiots ! Those are ours ! For these bigger gates it's a real shame that these idiots still come as the cost to the club of having to provide all the extra policing and security is massive (around the 100k mark) This sadly negates the much needed profit that could otherwise be used to help continue to strengthen and build this club and team. To all the continual negative posters on this site. We hit rock bottom when we were in the conference on the back of the never ending managerial revolving door and some dodgy owners and chairmen (Merry) that agreed the crazy rent situation with Kassam which we are still stuck and constrained by. Slowly the club is on the rise again and more stable than it's been in a long time. The 4th stand and needed further development of all of the site with extra residential dwellings is back in discussion and will eventually happen. What kind of supporters "won't come again" because they've seen a few poor performances at home this season ? Portsmouth came with a big name and support plus a new manager but were there for the taking. Scunthorpe home display and 4-4-2 did not work and was awful. Good to change the formation against Pompey, we controlled most of the game but lacked the courage to go on shoot, attack and win it as we often do at home. Not having Kitson for the past two games has also been a BIG miss. Wroe looks a good addition. Wilder for me shows too much respect for the opposition but otherwise I support him and the generally improving and evolving team and club that has been and in my opinion will continue to challenge for promotion this season and is better again from last season and the seasons before. The better and the bigger the support at home in response to some poor performances the quicker our players confidence and home form will turn back into a winning situation that certainly is frustrating but a shared feeling of pretty much 95% of all football supporters across the country who go and watch and support their local team !
Its fans like YOU that are happy to sit back and watch mediocre football and go along with a manager who is inept tactically, has no motivational skills and is besf a non league manager!
[quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]train passenger[/bold] wrote: There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.[/p][/quote]Don't worry those 'fans' are part time 'supporters' and only show on the bigger gates when the likes of Swindon and Portsmouth come to town. They all share the same neanderthal, moronic brain cell and spend most of the game looking and gesturing at the away fans oblivious to the game. They haven't really developed and are still stuck in school boys, gang mentality.They're a dying breed and will not be at the next home game so do continue to bring your kids to the games as I will with mine. Most clubs, cities and towns always have a few idiots ! Those are ours ! For these bigger gates it's a real shame that these idiots still come as the cost to the club of having to provide all the extra policing and security is massive (around the 100k mark) This sadly negates the much needed profit that could otherwise be used to help continue to strengthen and build this club and team. To all the continual negative posters on this site. We hit rock bottom when we were in the conference on the back of the never ending managerial revolving door and some dodgy owners and chairmen (Merry) that agreed the crazy rent situation with Kassam which we are still stuck and constrained by. Slowly the club is on the rise again and more stable than it's been in a long time. The 4th stand and needed further development of all of the site with extra residential dwellings is back in discussion and will eventually happen. What kind of supporters "won't come again" because they've seen a few poor performances at home this season ? Portsmouth came with a big name and support plus a new manager but were there for the taking. Scunthorpe home display and 4-4-2 did not work and was awful. Good to change the formation against Pompey, we controlled most of the game but lacked the courage to go on shoot, attack and win it as we often do at home. Not having Kitson for the past two games has also been a BIG miss. Wroe looks a good addition. Wilder for me shows too much respect for the opposition but otherwise I support him and the generally improving and evolving team and club that has been and in my opinion will continue to challenge for promotion this season and is better again from last season and the seasons before. The better and the bigger the support at home in response to some poor performances the quicker our players confidence and home form will turn back into a winning situation that certainly is frustrating but a shared feeling of pretty much 95% of all football supporters across the country who go and watch and support their local team ![/p][/quote]Its fans like YOU that are happy to sit back and watch mediocre football and go along with a manager who is inept tactically, has no motivational skills and is besf a non league manager! CRSDC
  • Score: 3

11:26pm Mon 13 Jan 14

OX4-OUFC says...

CRSDC wrote:
OX4-OUFC wrote:
train passenger wrote:
There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.
Don't worry those 'fans' are part time 'supporters' and only show on the bigger gates when the likes of Swindon and Portsmouth come to town. They all share the same neanderthal, moronic brain cell and spend most of the game looking and gesturing at the away fans oblivious to the game. They haven't really developed and are still stuck in school boys, gang mentality.They're a dying breed and will not be at the next home game so do continue to bring your kids to the games as I will with mine. Most clubs, cities and towns always have a few idiots ! Those are ours ! For these bigger gates it's a real shame that these idiots still come as the cost to the club of having to provide all the extra policing and security is massive (around the 100k mark) This sadly negates the much needed profit that could otherwise be used to help continue to strengthen and build this club and team. To all the continual negative posters on this site. We hit rock bottom when we were in the conference on the back of the never ending managerial revolving door and some dodgy owners and chairmen (Merry) that agreed the crazy rent situation with Kassam which we are still stuck and constrained by. Slowly the club is on the rise again and more stable than it's been in a long time. The 4th stand and needed further development of all of the site with extra residential dwellings is back in discussion and will eventually happen. What kind of supporters "won't come again" because they've seen a few poor performances at home this season ? Portsmouth came with a big name and support plus a new manager but were there for the taking. Scunthorpe home display and 4-4-2 did not work and was awful. Good to change the formation against Pompey, we controlled most of the game but lacked the courage to go on shoot, attack and win it as we often do at home. Not having Kitson for the past two games has also been a BIG miss. Wroe looks a good addition. Wilder for me shows too much respect for the opposition but otherwise I support him and the generally improving and evolving team and club that has been and in my opinion will continue to challenge for promotion this season and is better again from last season and the seasons before. The better and the bigger the support at home in response to some poor performances the quicker our players confidence and home form will turn back into a winning situation that certainly is frustrating but a shared feeling of pretty much 95% of all football supporters across the country who go and watch and support their local team !
Its fans like YOU that are happy to sit back and watch mediocre football and go along with a manager who is inept tactically, has no motivational skills and is besf a non league manager!
Fans like ME have watched OUFC for 38 years and raised money to help keep the club in existence and out of administration in 1998 as part of FOUL (Fighting for Oxford United's Life). I've seen the team play much better as a teenager in the London Road when we were beating Man Utd in division 1 and I've seen seen our teams and the club in a far worst position than we are currently in with far worst managers and players than what we currently have.
I can't also remember when I last sat back happy and relaxed watching OUFC !
[quote][p][bold]CRSDC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]train passenger[/bold] wrote: There was plenty of spark where I was sat towards the end of the game. Then we were surrounded by mounted police afterwards. Not sure I can take my kids to another game. Never mind the football, some of the 'fans' have no self control.[/p][/quote]Don't worry those 'fans' are part time 'supporters' and only show on the bigger gates when the likes of Swindon and Portsmouth come to town. They all share the same neanderthal, moronic brain cell and spend most of the game looking and gesturing at the away fans oblivious to the game. They haven't really developed and are still stuck in school boys, gang mentality.They're a dying breed and will not be at the next home game so do continue to bring your kids to the games as I will with mine. Most clubs, cities and towns always have a few idiots ! Those are ours ! For these bigger gates it's a real shame that these idiots still come as the cost to the club of having to provide all the extra policing and security is massive (around the 100k mark) This sadly negates the much needed profit that could otherwise be used to help continue to strengthen and build this club and team. To all the continual negative posters on this site. We hit rock bottom when we were in the conference on the back of the never ending managerial revolving door and some dodgy owners and chairmen (Merry) that agreed the crazy rent situation with Kassam which we are still stuck and constrained by. Slowly the club is on the rise again and more stable than it's been in a long time. The 4th stand and needed further development of all of the site with extra residential dwellings is back in discussion and will eventually happen. What kind of supporters "won't come again" because they've seen a few poor performances at home this season ? Portsmouth came with a big name and support plus a new manager but were there for the taking. Scunthorpe home display and 4-4-2 did not work and was awful. Good to change the formation against Pompey, we controlled most of the game but lacked the courage to go on shoot, attack and win it as we often do at home. Not having Kitson for the past two games has also been a BIG miss. Wroe looks a good addition. Wilder for me shows too much respect for the opposition but otherwise I support him and the generally improving and evolving team and club that has been and in my opinion will continue to challenge for promotion this season and is better again from last season and the seasons before. The better and the bigger the support at home in response to some poor performances the quicker our players confidence and home form will turn back into a winning situation that certainly is frustrating but a shared feeling of pretty much 95% of all football supporters across the country who go and watch and support their local team ![/p][/quote]Its fans like YOU that are happy to sit back and watch mediocre football and go along with a manager who is inept tactically, has no motivational skills and is besf a non league manager![/p][/quote]Fans like ME have watched OUFC for 38 years and raised money to help keep the club in existence and out of administration in 1998 as part of FOUL (Fighting for Oxford United's Life). I've seen the team play much better as a teenager in the London Road when we were beating Man Utd in division 1 and I've seen seen our teams and the club in a far worst position than we are currently in with far worst managers and players than what we currently have. I can't also remember when I last sat back happy and relaxed watching OUFC ! OX4-OUFC
  • Score: 5

11:47pm Mon 13 Jan 14

OX4-OUFC says...

CRSDC wrote:
Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out!
Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.
[quote][p][bold]CRSDC[/bold] wrote: Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out![/p][/quote]Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad. OX4-OUFC
  • Score: 5

11:54am Tue 14 Jan 14

adlibber says...

'as always people think short term' Wilder - the same man that has managed to screw up two successive play off positions and who has been here for 5 years with one promotion via play offs to show for it. Short term indeed.
'as always people think short term' Wilder - the same man that has managed to screw up two successive play off positions and who has been here for 5 years with one promotion via play offs to show for it. Short term indeed. adlibber
  • Score: 2

12:05pm Tue 14 Jan 14

adlibber says...

OX4-OUFC wrote:
CRSDC wrote:
Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out!
Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.
or people like those who run Scunthorpe or Newport with new managers who appear to be achieving remarkable success in far less time with smaller crowds and limited resources than the genius that is Wilder....
[quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CRSDC[/bold] wrote: Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out![/p][/quote]Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.[/p][/quote]or people like those who run Scunthorpe or Newport with new managers who appear to be achieving remarkable success in far less time with smaller crowds and limited resources than the genius that is Wilder.... adlibber
  • Score: 2

10:25pm Tue 14 Jan 14

OX4-OUFC says...

adlibber wrote:
OX4-OUFC wrote:
CRSDC wrote:
Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out!
Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.
or people like those who run Scunthorpe or Newport with new managers who appear to be achieving remarkable success in far less time with smaller crowds and limited resources than the genius that is Wilder....
Wrong again adlibber. Newport Chairman is Les Scadding who won 45.5 Million on the Euro Millions Lottery, Scunthorpe Chairman, Peter Swann's wife (Karin) is joint chairman of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores and granddaughter of its founder in this years Sunday Times rich list worth 340 million. Scunthorpe plan to build an 18 million new stadium ready for the 2015-16 camapign ! Good result tonight and great away support again.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CRSDC[/bold] wrote: Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out![/p][/quote]Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.[/p][/quote]or people like those who run Scunthorpe or Newport with new managers who appear to be achieving remarkable success in far less time with smaller crowds and limited resources than the genius that is Wilder....[/p][/quote]Wrong again adlibber. Newport Chairman is Les Scadding who won 45.5 Million on the Euro Millions Lottery, Scunthorpe Chairman, Peter Swann's wife (Karin) is joint chairman of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores and granddaughter of its founder in this years Sunday Times rich list worth 340 million. Scunthorpe plan to build an 18 million new stadium ready for the 2015-16 camapign ! Good result tonight and great away support again. OX4-OUFC
  • Score: 1

11:08pm Tue 14 Jan 14

oldun says...

OX4-OUFC wrote:
adlibber wrote:
OX4-OUFC wrote:
CRSDC wrote:
Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out!
Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.
or people like those who run Scunthorpe or Newport with new managers who appear to be achieving remarkable success in far less time with smaller crowds and limited resources than the genius that is Wilder....
Wrong again adlibber. Newport Chairman is Les Scadding who won 45.5 Million on the Euro Millions Lottery, Scunthorpe Chairman, Peter Swann's wife (Karin) is joint chairman of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores and granddaughter of its founder in this years Sunday Times rich list worth 340 million. Scunthorpe plan to build an 18 million new stadium ready for the 2015-16 camapign ! Good result tonight and great away support again.
But - are they putting in much money? Who have they brought in?
[quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CRSDC[/bold] wrote: Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out![/p][/quote]Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.[/p][/quote]or people like those who run Scunthorpe or Newport with new managers who appear to be achieving remarkable success in far less time with smaller crowds and limited resources than the genius that is Wilder....[/p][/quote]Wrong again adlibber. Newport Chairman is Les Scadding who won 45.5 Million on the Euro Millions Lottery, Scunthorpe Chairman, Peter Swann's wife (Karin) is joint chairman of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores and granddaughter of its founder in this years Sunday Times rich list worth 340 million. Scunthorpe plan to build an 18 million new stadium ready for the 2015-16 camapign ! Good result tonight and great away support again.[/p][/quote]But - are they putting in much money? Who have they brought in? oldun
  • Score: 0

12:12am Wed 15 Jan 14

OX4-OUFC says...

oldun wrote:
OX4-OUFC wrote:
adlibber wrote:
OX4-OUFC wrote:
CRSDC wrote:
Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out!
Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.
or people like those who run Scunthorpe or Newport with new managers who appear to be achieving remarkable success in far less time with smaller crowds and limited resources than the genius that is Wilder....
Wrong again adlibber. Newport Chairman is Les Scadding who won 45.5 Million on the Euro Millions Lottery, Scunthorpe Chairman, Peter Swann's wife (Karin) is joint chairman of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores and granddaughter of its founder in this years Sunday Times rich list worth 340 million. Scunthorpe plan to build an 18 million new stadium ready for the 2015-16 camapign ! Good result tonight and great away support again.
But - are they putting in much money? Who have they brought in?
Scunthorpe, 18 million ready to go on a new stadium and in January transfer window so far , Madden, Syers, Williams and today forward McSheffrey. Newport just signed forward Rene Howe from Burton to add to the rest of their team on the rise financed by Scadding.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CRSDC[/bold] wrote: Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out![/p][/quote]Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.[/p][/quote]or people like those who run Scunthorpe or Newport with new managers who appear to be achieving remarkable success in far less time with smaller crowds and limited resources than the genius that is Wilder....[/p][/quote]Wrong again adlibber. Newport Chairman is Les Scadding who won 45.5 Million on the Euro Millions Lottery, Scunthorpe Chairman, Peter Swann's wife (Karin) is joint chairman of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores and granddaughter of its founder in this years Sunday Times rich list worth 340 million. Scunthorpe plan to build an 18 million new stadium ready for the 2015-16 camapign ! Good result tonight and great away support again.[/p][/quote]But - are they putting in much money? Who have they brought in?[/p][/quote]Scunthorpe, 18 million ready to go on a new stadium and in January transfer window so far , Madden, Syers, Williams and today forward McSheffrey. Newport just signed forward Rene Howe from Burton to add to the rest of their team on the rise financed by Scadding. OX4-OUFC
  • Score: 0

7:01am Wed 15 Jan 14

oldun says...

OX4-OUFC wrote:
oldun wrote:
OX4-OUFC wrote:
adlibber wrote:
OX4-OUFC wrote:
CRSDC wrote:
Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out!
Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.
or people like those who run Scunthorpe or Newport with new managers who appear to be achieving remarkable success in far less time with smaller crowds and limited resources than the genius that is Wilder....
Wrong again adlibber. Newport Chairman is Les Scadding who won 45.5 Million on the Euro Millions Lottery, Scunthorpe Chairman, Peter Swann's wife (Karin) is joint chairman of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores and granddaughter of its founder in this years Sunday Times rich list worth 340 million. Scunthorpe plan to build an 18 million new stadium ready for the 2015-16 camapign ! Good result tonight and great away support again.
But - are they putting in much money? Who have they brought in?
Scunthorpe, 18 million ready to go on a new stadium and in January transfer window so far , Madden, Syers, Williams and today forward McSheffrey. Newport just signed forward Rene Howe from Burton to add to the rest of their team on the rise financed by Scadding.
Newport - very little help then (save to get them out of he Conference) .


Scunny - lucky boys - but they would realy rattle around . if they replaced their new stadium with a bigger one (what a waste of money)

So, apart from Scunny , none of the clubs above us has had much help

Take us up, at the end of the season , Chris - you have had long enough
[quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CRSDC[/bold] wrote: Lenagan,Wilder & His Muppets Out Out Out![/p][/quote]Very clever, great idea as of course we have our Sheikh Mansour and another Abu Dhabi torture regime beating down the door with their billions ready to move Pellegrini and his Man City players into position at the Kass Stad.[/p][/quote]or people like those who run Scunthorpe or Newport with new managers who appear to be achieving remarkable success in far less time with smaller crowds and limited resources than the genius that is Wilder....[/p][/quote]Wrong again adlibber. Newport Chairman is Les Scadding who won 45.5 Million on the Euro Millions Lottery, Scunthorpe Chairman, Peter Swann's wife (Karin) is joint chairman of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores and granddaughter of its founder in this years Sunday Times rich list worth 340 million. Scunthorpe plan to build an 18 million new stadium ready for the 2015-16 camapign ! Good result tonight and great away support again.[/p][/quote]But - are they putting in much money? Who have they brought in?[/p][/quote]Scunthorpe, 18 million ready to go on a new stadium and in January transfer window so far , Madden, Syers, Williams and today forward McSheffrey. Newport just signed forward Rene Howe from Burton to add to the rest of their team on the rise financed by Scadding.[/p][/quote]Newport - very little help then (save to get them out of he Conference) . Scunny - lucky boys - but they would realy rattle around . if they replaced their new stadium with a bigger one (what a waste of money) So, apart from Scunny , none of the clubs above us has had much help Take us up, at the end of the season , Chris - you have had long enough oldun
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree