Oxford United 0, Bradford City 2 (Davies 51, Wells 68)

Oxford United suffered their fifth straight defeat today, when Bradford scored from two set-pieces to take the points.

Left-flank corners from Gary Jones were turned in by Andrew Davies on 51 minutes and Nahki Wells on 68 to increase United's worrying run.

The first was simple - the centre half rising the highest to nod in from eight yards out.

The second was particularly poor from United's point of view - a flick from Rory McCardle at the near post was turned in by Wells two yards out. Both players were unmarked.

United, visibly low on confidence, did not muster a shot on goal until the 70th minute, when substitute Peter Leven saw his free-kick saved.

But that was as good as it got for United, who could have lost by more had keeper Ryan Clarke not produced a stunning one-handed stop to deny Will Atkinson on 76 minutes.

Chris Wilder made three changes to his team, one of which was forced.

Jon-Paul Pittman, injured at Cheltenham on Tuesday was ruled out, with Sean Rigg and Deane Smalley dropping to the bench.

James Constable came in, with Alfie Potter recalled and Luke O'Brien handed his debut.

It was a very scrappy first half, with neither side able to take assert their authority.

Both were quick to give away possession when they got the ball back, and chances were at a premium.

Kyle Reid had the first shot for the visitors, but his left-foot effort flew narrowly wide.

Constable tried to get on the end of a cross from Potter, but under pressure from McCardle, was unable to do so. The Oxford man claimed a penalty, but his appeals were waved away.

Clarke had a let-off after rushing out his area in the 18th minute.

Wells beat him to the ball wide on the left, but United's keeper retreated quickly enough to save his shot.

From the corner, United's No 1 was clearly fouled by James Hanson, but referee Andy Davies waved away Clarke's appeals.

It was to be, however, the start of a succession of fouls by the Bradford forward, who led with his elbow when challenging Michael Raynes on the stroke of half-time and was rightly booked.

In between, good work from Damian Batt gives Tony Capaldi the chance to shoot - but his 27th-minute effort went well wide.

Tom Craddock's ambitious free-kick struck the wall and Hanson headed wide from a deep left-wing cross.

Bradford almost made a superb start to the second period, but Clarke was equal to Gary Jones's free-kick, holding on well.

United's keeper then had to dive to his right to keep out Reid's shot.

But from the corner, Andrew Davies rose the highest to nod in from eight yards out.

United's crowd had been patient with the players, but frustration was beginning to go as more and more misplaced passes went astray - some basic ones.

With just under 30 minutes remaining, Wilder replaced O'Brien - who can be satisfied with his first appearance - and Heslop, with Leven and Rigg.

Constable lashed over a left-foot shot, but it at least got the crowd back in voice, urging their team forward.

There was now real urgency in United's play, but still they couldn't test John McLaughlin.

And they were then hit by a sucker punch as from another Jones corner on the left, a flick from McCardle was turned in by Wells two yards out.

Leven had Oxford's first shot on target in the 70th minute, but his free-kick was saved by McLaughlin.

Atkinson beat Michael Raynes and Leven on a surging run, but Clarke made a stunning one-handed save to keep out his effort.

And although United looked to get back into the game, were unable to manufacture a clear opening, and left the field to a chorus of boos.

Oxford Utd: Clarke, Batt, Raynes, Wright, O'Brien (Leven 62), Potter, Heslop (Rigg 62), Cox, Capaldi, Constable, Craddock. Subs: Smalley, Brown, Worley, Boateng, Marsh. Booked: Cox.

Bradford City: McLaughlin; McCardle, Davies, Oliver, Meredith; Atkinson, Jones, Doyle, Reid (Hines 83), Wells (Thompson 69), Hanson. Subs: Duke, Darby, Ravenhill, Connell, McHugh. Booked: Hanson.

Referee: Andy Davies.

Attendance: 6,032 (393 from Bradford).

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5:03pm Sat 22 Sep 12

lozkel says...

come on city,we,re just too good for you.we,re just too good for you
come on city,we,re just too good for you.we,re just too good for you lozkel
  • Score: -1

5:12pm Sat 22 Sep 12

northampton yellow says...

INJURIES INJURIES INJURIES its getting very boring bsp is calling us "KEEP YOUR MONEY IN YOUR POCKET"
INJURIES INJURIES INJURIES its getting very boring bsp is calling us "KEEP YOUR MONEY IN YOUR POCKET" northampton yellow
  • Score: 5

5:19pm Sat 22 Sep 12

dave from witney says...

lozkel wrote:
come on city,we,re just too good for you.we,re just too good for you
Hmm I suppose that's Yorkshire grammar for you, Apart from that, he just has to go this weekend. Not a clue up front or in midfield but we can still concede crazy goals.
[quote][p][bold]lozkel[/bold] wrote: come on city,we,re just too good for you.we,re just too good for you[/p][/quote]Hmm I suppose that's Yorkshire grammar for you, Apart from that, he just has to go this weekend. Not a clue up front or in midfield but we can still concede crazy goals. dave from witney
  • Score: 4

5:41pm Sat 22 Sep 12

lozkel says...

dave from witney wrote:
lozkel wrote:
come on city,we,re just too good for you.we,re just too good for you
Hmm I suppose that's Yorkshire grammar for you, Apart from that, he just has to go this weekend. Not a clue up front or in midfield but we can still concede crazy goals.
thes nowt rong wi yorkshire folk or their gramer
[quote][p][bold]dave from witney[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lozkel[/bold] wrote: come on city,we,re just too good for you.we,re just too good for you[/p][/quote]Hmm I suppose that's Yorkshire grammar for you, Apart from that, he just has to go this weekend. Not a clue up front or in midfield but we can still concede crazy goals.[/p][/quote]thes nowt rong wi yorkshire folk or their gramer lozkel
  • Score: -5

5:42pm Sat 22 Sep 12

lozkel says...

thes nowt rong wi yorkshire folk or their gramer
thes nowt rong wi yorkshire folk or their gramer lozkel
  • Score: -2

5:49pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Coleview Red says...

Looks like you'll need to cling on to the fact that you beat the mighty STFC in the JPT - can't see much else for you lot to cheer this season. So, well done.

Onwards and upwards.
Looks like you'll need to cling on to the fact that you beat the mighty STFC in the JPT - can't see much else for you lot to cheer this season. So, well done. Onwards and upwards. Coleview Red
  • Score: 5

6:23pm Sat 22 Sep 12

umpcah says...

Dont worry chaps - Wilder will go soon !
Dont worry chaps - Wilder will go soon ! umpcah
  • Score: 4

6:40pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Beau champ mummy says...

Really really crap get out of r club lenagan u parasite
Really really crap get out of r club lenagan u parasite Beau champ mummy
  • Score: -1

6:54pm Sat 22 Sep 12

The Manager says...

The last thing we need is for Lenegan to leave. Clearly there are problems at the club and a change of manager may be what is needed as I feel that although Wilder is a good coach I am not so sure about his man management qualities, Also we seem to stick mainly to one formation which does not appear to be working very well. I feel that the current situation cannot be allowed to continue for much longer as the last thing we need is a relegation fight.
The last thing we need is for Lenegan to leave. Clearly there are problems at the club and a change of manager may be what is needed as I feel that although Wilder is a good coach I am not so sure about his man management qualities, Also we seem to stick mainly to one formation which does not appear to be working very well. I feel that the current situation cannot be allowed to continue for much longer as the last thing we need is a relegation fight. The Manager
  • Score: 0

6:59pm Sat 22 Sep 12

AylesburyOx says...

Wilder out.
Wilder out. AylesburyOx
  • Score: 10

7:04pm Sat 22 Sep 12

marston old boy says...

I think we are dammed if we do or don't. Something is really wrong at the moment within the club and I think our chairman should come out and comment as his silence speaks volumes. The players look void of ideas and where once we looked good especially at the back we now look woeful. I think its to early to talk about relegation as we aren't the only ones not performing but wholesale change needs to happen fast.
I think we are dammed if we do or don't. Something is really wrong at the moment within the club and I think our chairman should come out and comment as his silence speaks volumes. The players look void of ideas and where once we looked good especially at the back we now look woeful. I think its to early to talk about relegation as we aren't the only ones not performing but wholesale change needs to happen fast. marston old boy
  • Score: 5

7:40pm Sat 22 Sep 12

badger86 says...

What the hell is going on????? We were bloody awful... Losing 5 games on the trot is not bad luck. Something is badly wrong. Lenegan, time to speak up
What the hell is going on????? We were bloody awful... Losing 5 games on the trot is not bad luck. Something is badly wrong. Lenegan, time to speak up badger86
  • Score: 8

7:49pm Sat 22 Sep 12

tws says...

lol
lol tws
  • Score: 4

7:50pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Beau champ mummy says...

Lenagan is here purely for the money and is draining us dry get him out now
Lenagan is here purely for the money and is draining us dry get him out now Beau champ mummy
  • Score: -5

8:00pm Sat 22 Sep 12

bigchet says...

cant score and cant defend, there is obviously a basic problem at the heart of the club at this point in time. sometimes we have to grit our teeth and bite the bullet and just hope that things improve before too long, remember this the same team that looked good at the start of the season.
cant score and cant defend, there is obviously a basic problem at the heart of the club at this point in time. sometimes we have to grit our teeth and bite the bullet and just hope that things improve before too long, remember this the same team that looked good at the start of the season. bigchet
  • Score: 6

8:02pm Sat 22 Sep 12

PhilS says...

Something is dreadfully wrong at the club. Today their was no fight, no determination, no confidence, just a sense of apathy throughout the team and crowd. We are sleepwalking back into non-league unless something is done about the situation - and fast.
Something is dreadfully wrong at the club. Today their was no fight, no determination, no confidence, just a sense of apathy throughout the team and crowd. We are sleepwalking back into non-league unless something is done about the situation - and fast. PhilS
  • Score: 10

8:25pm Sat 22 Sep 12

karatavuk says...

To say City were the better team doesn't say much for them. Any team could have beaten Oxford today.
This performance was a disgrace. If we played like that for the rest of the season we would be relegated by Christmas.

Wilder has to go and go quickly because every day he remains here is damaging the club.
To say City were the better team doesn't say much for them. Any team could have beaten Oxford today. This performance was a disgrace. If we played like that for the rest of the season we would be relegated by Christmas. Wilder has to go and go quickly because every day he remains here is damaging the club. karatavuk
  • Score: 8

8:26pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

I think when the pre match talk was for lee cox a Swindon surplus to requirements player to inspire a raggle taggle team of misfiring players very odd, and seems it was too tall an order to accomplish. We sold Connell our top scorer last season to Bradford surprised he didn't play .

Have a good week you lot.

Even you Big Crumpy who must be cringing in a dark corner somewhere .. All those clever words you tried and look how silly you look now.
I think when the pre match talk was for lee cox a Swindon surplus to requirements player to inspire a raggle taggle team of misfiring players very odd, and seems it was too tall an order to accomplish. We sold Connell our top scorer last season to Bradford surprised he didn't play . Have a good week you lot. Even you Big Crumpy who must be cringing in a dark corner somewhere .. All those clever words you tried and look how silly you look now. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

9:01pm Sat 22 Sep 12

the wizard says...

Can't see that anyone is taking money out of your club as there is so little there you could not buy players in the summer as many of you guys wanted.

Your manager sticking so rigidly to 4--3-3 is frankly laughable when so few others do it with better players and still struggle. Even by your standards it is surely a bit early to be sliding down the table with such panache.
After our dire season two years back we know what it is like, get Wilder out while you still have a chance .
Can't see that anyone is taking money out of your club as there is so little there you could not buy players in the summer as many of you guys wanted. Your manager sticking so rigidly to 4--3-3 is frankly laughable when so few others do it with better players and still struggle. Even by your standards it is surely a bit early to be sliding down the table with such panache. After our dire season two years back we know what it is like, get Wilder out while you still have a chance . the wizard
  • Score: -5

11:48pm Sat 22 Sep 12

adlibber says...

Swindon trolls - enjoy your pathetic day in the sun but remember you will get burnt eventually when PDC implodes; for the rest of us human beings we have the same choice we had under Kassam - we change or die - Wilder is cooked, his cliché ridden excuses are an embarrassment to him and the club. Lenagan is either very smart or very stupid I'm undecided but what's clear is Wilder is finished he has absolutely no clue what to do and players clearly have no interest in playing for him or even playing for pride. The club has gone backwards the fans have remained. This loyalty will run out.

We can rescue this season if there is a change now or we can accept that as a club we are heading back to the dark ages. If Lenagan wants his investment back he needs to react now. The fans deserve far better(again) that the garbage being served. I won't be returning to games until there is a change- my protest means nothing but if 2-3 thousand feel the same Lenagan should wake up and Wilder should be gone.
Swindon trolls - enjoy your pathetic day in the sun but remember you will get burnt eventually when PDC implodes; for the rest of us human beings we have the same choice we had under Kassam - we change or die - Wilder is cooked, his cliché ridden excuses are an embarrassment to him and the club. Lenagan is either very smart or very stupid I'm undecided but what's clear is Wilder is finished he has absolutely no clue what to do and players clearly have no interest in playing for him or even playing for pride. The club has gone backwards the fans have remained. This loyalty will run out. We can rescue this season if there is a change now or we can accept that as a club we are heading back to the dark ages. If Lenagan wants his investment back he needs to react now. The fans deserve far better(again) that the garbage being served. I won't be returning to games until there is a change- my protest means nothing but if 2-3 thousand feel the same Lenagan should wake up and Wilder should be gone. adlibber
  • Score: 1

12:57am Sun 23 Sep 12

the wizard says...

adlibber wrote:
Swindon trolls - enjoy your pathetic day in the sun but remember you will get burnt eventually when PDC implodes; for the rest of us human beings we have the same choice we had under Kassam - we change or die - Wilder is cooked, his cliché ridden excuses are an embarrassment to him and the club. Lenagan is either very smart or very stupid I'm undecided but what's clear is Wilder is finished he has absolutely no clue what to do and players clearly have no interest in playing for him or even playing for pride. The club has gone backwards the fans have remained. This loyalty will run out.

We can rescue this season if there is a change now or we can accept that as a club we are heading back to the dark ages. If Lenagan wants his investment back he needs to react now. The fans deserve far better(again) that the garbage being served. I won't be returning to games until there is a change- my protest means nothing but if 2-3 thousand feel the same Lenagan should wake up and Wilder should be gone.
Come on Adbibber, right now what wouldn't you guys give for a comfortable 4-0 home win, and my post in not so many words said the same as yourself, so that is not being a Troll one bit.
Wilder got you out of the BSP, but really you have not progressed as you should since. On the other hand he has had little money to do anything with, not exactly his fault. You should have sold Beano and got the money to spend on the team, Beano has done sweet little since in the greater scheme of things.
It is not the fault of the fans you are where you are, but mis management, and your owner is from what many can see more into RFU than OU. That is something you guys need to sort out. I wish you luck, and by looks of things right now, you could do with some.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: Swindon trolls - enjoy your pathetic day in the sun but remember you will get burnt eventually when PDC implodes; for the rest of us human beings we have the same choice we had under Kassam - we change or die - Wilder is cooked, his cliché ridden excuses are an embarrassment to him and the club. Lenagan is either very smart or very stupid I'm undecided but what's clear is Wilder is finished he has absolutely no clue what to do and players clearly have no interest in playing for him or even playing for pride. The club has gone backwards the fans have remained. This loyalty will run out. We can rescue this season if there is a change now or we can accept that as a club we are heading back to the dark ages. If Lenagan wants his investment back he needs to react now. The fans deserve far better(again) that the garbage being served. I won't be returning to games until there is a change- my protest means nothing but if 2-3 thousand feel the same Lenagan should wake up and Wilder should be gone.[/p][/quote]Come on Adbibber, right now what wouldn't you guys give for a comfortable 4-0 home win, and my post in not so many words said the same as yourself, so that is not being a Troll one bit. Wilder got you out of the BSP, but really you have not progressed as you should since. On the other hand he has had little money to do anything with, not exactly his fault. You should have sold Beano and got the money to spend on the team, Beano has done sweet little since in the greater scheme of things. It is not the fault of the fans you are where you are, but mis management, and your owner is from what many can see more into RFU than OU. That is something you guys need to sort out. I wish you luck, and by looks of things right now, you could do with some. the wizard
  • Score: 0

2:20am Sun 23 Sep 12

hawkeye1 says...

agree with the Wizard, think now that rugby has come to the Kassam, Lenegan has no real interestin Oxford United, he will probably just cut his
losses and let the team go to the dogs, but losing 5 in a row is not good enough, fans can only take so much.
agree with the Wizard, think now that rugby has come to the Kassam, Lenegan has no real interestin Oxford United, he will probably just cut his losses and let the team go to the dogs, but losing 5 in a row is not good enough, fans can only take so much. hawkeye1
  • Score: 0

6:15am Sun 23 Sep 12

oldun says...

One off an all time club record - six consecutive league defeats - mind you two of those were to Liverpool and Manurenited (87-88) . Never lost more than 4 consec under Kemp
One off an all time club record - six consecutive league defeats - mind you two of those were to Liverpool and Manurenited (87-88) . Never lost more than 4 consec under Kemp oldun
  • Score: 1

6:16am Sun 23 Sep 12

oldun says...

Is one shot on target in a home league game a club record? None in 'open play' must be
Is one shot on target in a home league game a club record? None in 'open play' must be oldun
  • Score: 0

7:35am Sun 23 Sep 12

lozkel says...

karatavuk wrote:
To say City were the better team doesn't say much for them. Any team could have beaten Oxford today.
This performance was a disgrace. If we played like that for the rest of the season we would be relegated by Christmas.

Wilder has to go and go quickly because every day he remains here is damaging the club.
a little bit of jealousy here me thinks
[quote][p][bold]karatavuk[/bold] wrote: To say City were the better team doesn't say much for them. Any team could have beaten Oxford today. This performance was a disgrace. If we played like that for the rest of the season we would be relegated by Christmas. Wilder has to go and go quickly because every day he remains here is damaging the club.[/p][/quote]a little bit of jealousy here me thinks lozkel
  • Score: -2

7:43am Sun 23 Sep 12

adlibber says...

Wizard - your empty platitudes are designed to take the mick out of our misery - I understand that such is the rivalry but seriously the amount of time some of you people spend on here borders on obsession. LeGod is the worst of all of you - a creep hiding behind a keyboard. I even get that you and fellow reds are revelling in our seemingly endless race to the bottom but when you do that patronising thing it does get tiresome. Regards our club of course a win would be welcome but it wouldn't be enough because Wilder has Plan A and nothing else. We will scrape a few wins against teams marginally worse than us but given our current performances relegation has entered my thoughts after just a handful of games. I am genuinely embarrassed by Wilder's post match excuses he really is out of his depth with issues on and off the pitch.

We have a bleakish outlook and every time it looks like we're moving forwards something happens to drag us back. Lenagan appears disinterested two key personnel have left the board and nothing has been said. Fans won't and shouldn't keep pouring money into a club that has little respect for them. I've been supporting the club for a long time travelled all over the country to watch them and travel 300 miles round trip to watch a home game. Not any more. I fear for the club and the remarkable loyalty of fans is being mocked by the board and the manager.

I really can't believe Wilder is still in his job.
Wizard - your empty platitudes are designed to take the mick out of our misery - I understand that such is the rivalry but seriously the amount of time some of you people spend on here borders on obsession. LeGod is the worst of all of you - a creep hiding behind a keyboard. I even get that you and fellow reds are revelling in our seemingly endless race to the bottom but when you do that patronising thing it does get tiresome. Regards our club of course a win would be welcome but it wouldn't be enough because Wilder has Plan A and nothing else. We will scrape a few wins against teams marginally worse than us but given our current performances relegation has entered my thoughts after just a handful of games. I am genuinely embarrassed by Wilder's post match excuses he really is out of his depth with issues on and off the pitch. We have a bleakish outlook and every time it looks like we're moving forwards something happens to drag us back. Lenagan appears disinterested two key personnel have left the board and nothing has been said. Fans won't and shouldn't keep pouring money into a club that has little respect for them. I've been supporting the club for a long time travelled all over the country to watch them and travel 300 miles round trip to watch a home game. Not any more. I fear for the club and the remarkable loyalty of fans is being mocked by the board and the manager. I really can't believe Wilder is still in his job. adlibber
  • Score: 0

8:46am Sun 23 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

adlibber wrote:
Wizard - your empty platitudes are designed to take the mick out of our misery - I understand that such is the rivalry but seriously the amount of time some of you people spend on here borders on obsession. LeGod is the worst of all of you - a creep hiding behind a keyboard. I even get that you and fellow reds are revelling in our seemingly endless race to the bottom but when you do that patronising thing it does get tiresome. Regards our club of course a win would be welcome but it wouldn't be enough because Wilder has Plan A and nothing else. We will scrape a few wins against teams marginally worse than us but given our current performances relegation has entered my thoughts after just a handful of games. I am genuinely embarrassed by Wilder's post match excuses he really is out of his depth with issues on and off the pitch.

We have a bleakish outlook and every time it looks like we're moving forwards something happens to drag us back. Lenagan appears disinterested two key personnel have left the board and nothing has been said. Fans won't and shouldn't keep pouring money into a club that has little respect for them. I've been supporting the club for a long time travelled all over the country to watch them and travel 300 miles round trip to watch a home game. Not any more. I fear for the club and the remarkable loyalty of fans is being mocked by the board and the manager.

I really can't believe Wilder is still in his job.
To cut a very long winded post down - I think you are trying to say you lot are up the creek without a paddle.
Have avoid week you lot.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: Wizard - your empty platitudes are designed to take the mick out of our misery - I understand that such is the rivalry but seriously the amount of time some of you people spend on here borders on obsession. LeGod is the worst of all of you - a creep hiding behind a keyboard. I even get that you and fellow reds are revelling in our seemingly endless race to the bottom but when you do that patronising thing it does get tiresome. Regards our club of course a win would be welcome but it wouldn't be enough because Wilder has Plan A and nothing else. We will scrape a few wins against teams marginally worse than us but given our current performances relegation has entered my thoughts after just a handful of games. I am genuinely embarrassed by Wilder's post match excuses he really is out of his depth with issues on and off the pitch. We have a bleakish outlook and every time it looks like we're moving forwards something happens to drag us back. Lenagan appears disinterested two key personnel have left the board and nothing has been said. Fans won't and shouldn't keep pouring money into a club that has little respect for them. I've been supporting the club for a long time travelled all over the country to watch them and travel 300 miles round trip to watch a home game. Not any more. I fear for the club and the remarkable loyalty of fans is being mocked by the board and the manager. I really can't believe Wilder is still in his job.[/p][/quote]To cut a very long winded post down - I think you are trying to say you lot are up the creek without a paddle. Have avoid week you lot. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

8:46am Sun 23 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

adlibber wrote:
Wizard - your empty platitudes are designed to take the mick out of our misery - I understand that such is the rivalry but seriously the amount of time some of you people spend on here borders on obsession. LeGod is the worst of all of you - a creep hiding behind a keyboard. I even get that you and fellow reds are revelling in our seemingly endless race to the bottom but when you do that patronising thing it does get tiresome. Regards our club of course a win would be welcome but it wouldn't be enough because Wilder has Plan A and nothing else. We will scrape a few wins against teams marginally worse than us but given our current performances relegation has entered my thoughts after just a handful of games. I am genuinely embarrassed by Wilder's post match excuses he really is out of his depth with issues on and off the pitch.

We have a bleakish outlook and every time it looks like we're moving forwards something happens to drag us back. Lenagan appears disinterested two key personnel have left the board and nothing has been said. Fans won't and shouldn't keep pouring money into a club that has little respect for them. I've been supporting the club for a long time travelled all over the country to watch them and travel 300 miles round trip to watch a home game. Not any more. I fear for the club and the remarkable loyalty of fans is being mocked by the board and the manager.

I really can't believe Wilder is still in his job.
To cut a very long winded post down - I think you are trying to say you lot are up the creek without a paddle.
Have avoid week you lot.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: Wizard - your empty platitudes are designed to take the mick out of our misery - I understand that such is the rivalry but seriously the amount of time some of you people spend on here borders on obsession. LeGod is the worst of all of you - a creep hiding behind a keyboard. I even get that you and fellow reds are revelling in our seemingly endless race to the bottom but when you do that patronising thing it does get tiresome. Regards our club of course a win would be welcome but it wouldn't be enough because Wilder has Plan A and nothing else. We will scrape a few wins against teams marginally worse than us but given our current performances relegation has entered my thoughts after just a handful of games. I am genuinely embarrassed by Wilder's post match excuses he really is out of his depth with issues on and off the pitch. We have a bleakish outlook and every time it looks like we're moving forwards something happens to drag us back. Lenagan appears disinterested two key personnel have left the board and nothing has been said. Fans won't and shouldn't keep pouring money into a club that has little respect for them. I've been supporting the club for a long time travelled all over the country to watch them and travel 300 miles round trip to watch a home game. Not any more. I fear for the club and the remarkable loyalty of fans is being mocked by the board and the manager. I really can't believe Wilder is still in his job.[/p][/quote]To cut a very long winded post down - I think you are trying to say you lot are up the creek without a paddle. Have avoid week you lot. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

8:48am Sun 23 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

Have a good week you lot
Have a good week you lot Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

9:03am Sun 23 Sep 12

AylesburyOx says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Have a good week you lot
I'll be honest, 'avoid week' sounds a lot more realistic these days.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Have a good week you lot[/p][/quote]I'll be honest, 'avoid week' sounds a lot more realistic these days. AylesburyOx
  • Score: 2

9:07am Sun 23 Sep 12

Brenda Jackson says...

Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls*

*There are better descriptions i could use
if not in the Public arena.

Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????
Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ?????? Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 0

9:44am Sun 23 Sep 12

tws says...

The rumours suggest the chairman will not renew CWs contract, Rosental didn't agree & left, meanwhile we all suffer! ether true or not, (& the source is good), then it needs to be sorted & QUICK!!!
I'm a CW fan but apparently his all stems from the Youth policy, CW & Lenagan don't get on. So why is it that Oxford fans who spends his hard earned cash the one paying the price?? Be honest come out & sort it. We all know if things aren't right in the Football club it will affect players, on the field, please sort it!!!
No wonder the Scum fans are laughing!!!
The rumours suggest the chairman will not renew CWs contract, Rosental didn't agree & left, meanwhile we all suffer! ether true or not, (& the source is good), then it needs to be sorted & QUICK!!! I'm a CW fan but apparently his all stems from the Youth policy, CW & Lenagan don't get on. So why is it that Oxford fans who spends his hard earned cash the one paying the price?? Be honest come out & sort it. We all know if things aren't right in the Football club it will affect players, on the field, please sort it!!! No wonder the Scum fans are laughing!!! tws
  • Score: -2

11:33am Sun 23 Sep 12

jbowling says...

Wilder WILL be sacked at some future date because he has never shown the necessary skills that are required such as tactics,motivation,m
an management etc. The players he has assembled are either no good or he is not getting the best out of them - you decide which but both are his fault.

You can't trust him to spend in January when he buys players likeCraddock and Smalley.The injured players all seem to have become saviours since they have become unavailable when in truth they are either reserves or finished for good.

The real question is WHEN will Lenegan pull the trigger. For those that want him to stay be aware that the damage being done will itself take time to fix and even if he goes now we won't reallistically be able to get to league one until August 2014 at the earliest.

For those that want him to stay - what are you seeing that I'm not ?

By the way the statistic being bandied around at present about scoring more than two goels says a lot. Could anyone tell me how many times we have come from behind to win under Wilder.?

It really is very rare
Wilder WILL be sacked at some future date because he has never shown the necessary skills that are required such as tactics,motivation,m an management etc. The players he has assembled are either no good or he is not getting the best out of them - you decide which but both are his fault. You can't trust him to spend in January when he buys players likeCraddock and Smalley.The injured players all seem to have become saviours since they have become unavailable when in truth they are either reserves or finished for good. The real question is WHEN will Lenegan pull the trigger. For those that want him to stay be aware that the damage being done will itself take time to fix and even if he goes now we won't reallistically be able to get to league one until August 2014 at the earliest. For those that want him to stay - what are you seeing that I'm not ? By the way the statistic being bandied around at present about scoring more than two goels says a lot. Could anyone tell me how many times we have come from behind to win under Wilder.? It really is very rare jbowling
  • Score: 5

11:37am Sun 23 Sep 12

Malkym says...

Brenda Jackson wrote:
Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????
Brenda darling how are you? how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out :)
[quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????[/p][/quote]Brenda darling how are you? how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out :) Malkym
  • Score: 0

12:09pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Simon84 says...

Beau champ mummy wrote:
Lenagan is here purely for the money and is draining us dry get him out now
What money? The only money that we have has been put in by Lenagan.
[quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: Lenagan is here purely for the money and is draining us dry get him out now[/p][/quote]What money? The only money that we have has been put in by Lenagan. Simon84
  • Score: 3

12:46pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Brenda Jackson says...

Malkym wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote: Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????
Brenda darling how are you? how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out :)
''A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out ''

Is a 'wekk' a wiltshire term? Or are you all thumbs?

''how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420''

How 'manty' times in a wekk?

G.A.L. troll, and go back to school.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????[/p][/quote]Brenda darling how are you? how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out :)[/p][/quote]''A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out '' Is a 'wekk' a wiltshire term? Or are you all thumbs? ''how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420'' How 'manty' times in a wekk? G.A.L. troll, and go back to school. Brenda Jackson
  • Score: -1

12:56pm Sun 23 Sep 12

CLLR KEN TIWARI says...

" Praise the Lord "


" Tomorrow is a etter Day "-

(KT)
" Praise the Lord " " Tomorrow is a etter Day "- (KT) CLLR KEN TIWARI
  • Score: 0

1:36pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Gerry Jakeman says...

It's ironic that Luke O'Brian appears so far to be Man of the Match for yesterday's game. The other players were well below their averages, so perhaps Luke was not aware of why the other players were not as commited with the current staffing/management set up. I would love to be a 'Fly on the Wall' when the players are not within listening distance of Wilder or Lenigan!!! The players are the ones who entertain us regular supporters and it is getting harder each week tto understand 'WHAT'S UP'
It's ironic that Luke O'Brian appears so far to be Man of the Match for yesterday's game. The other players were well below their averages, so perhaps Luke was not aware of why the other players were not as commited with the current staffing/management set up. I would love to be a 'Fly on the Wall' when the players are not within listening distance of Wilder or Lenigan!!! The players are the ones who entertain us regular supporters and it is getting harder each week tto understand 'WHAT'S UP' Gerry Jakeman
  • Score: 1

1:44pm Sun 23 Sep 12

oldun says...

Entertain? One shot on goal - and that a free kick
Entertain? One shot on goal - and that a free kick oldun
  • Score: 2

2:00pm Sun 23 Sep 12

BigAlBiker says...

Not a striker in the club, slow midfielders who play with three against four, and a manager who could not pick his nose let alone a winning team.

Give Tyrone a go, can't do any worse.
Not a striker in the club, slow midfielders who play with three against four, and a manager who could not pick his nose let alone a winning team. Give Tyrone a go, can't do any worse. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 8

3:27pm Sun 23 Sep 12

bigchet says...

well i see that brenda jackson is being advised to go down the a420 and see a good side performing , well i took that advice once last year and really enjoyed what i saw , not that the folks in red and white looked very happy at the end though.
well i see that brenda jackson is being advised to go down the a420 and see a good side performing , well i took that advice once last year and really enjoyed what i saw , not that the folks in red and white looked very happy at the end though. bigchet
  • Score: 2

3:38pm Sun 23 Sep 12

northampton yellow says...

Thats me done aswell i wont be back untill theirs a change i feel so sad that its come to this nobody in the club cares about the fans as everybody can see LENGAN HAS LOST HIS VOICE ,so thats a bad sign when you listen 2 the bbc oxford after the games on way back thats just the same old stuff everything gone very FLAT AND BORING ,how can jsale, and peter rb,keep on defending that SH.T week in week out ,when people talk on the radio to express their thoughts which they are intittled to do so they just twist everthing what people say, we have to pay they dont they always watching different game to the other 6,000 plus supporters .EVERYTHING AT THE MIN IS A JOKE????? just watch the attendance tuesday week against afc wimbledon lucky to get 3,000 THEN LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS then again proberly nothing.
Thats me done aswell i wont be back untill theirs a change i feel so sad that its come to this nobody in the club cares about the fans as everybody can see LENGAN HAS LOST HIS VOICE ,so thats a bad sign when you listen 2 the bbc oxford after the games on way back thats just the same old stuff everything gone very FLAT AND BORING ,how can jsale, and peter rb,keep on defending that SH.T week in week out ,when people talk on the radio to express their thoughts which they are intittled to do so they just twist everthing what people say, we have to pay they dont they always watching different game to the other 6,000 plus supporters .EVERYTHING AT THE MIN IS A JOKE????? just watch the attendance tuesday week against afc wimbledon lucky to get 3,000 THEN LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS then again proberly nothing. northampton yellow
  • Score: 4

3:47pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Beau champ mummy says...

As I've said lenagan only here for the rugby this man is a parasite not a Oxford supporter never has been never will fact
As I've said lenagan only here for the rugby this man is a parasite not a Oxford supporter never has been never will fact Beau champ mummy
  • Score: -4

4:16pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Bis4badger says...

There was sign of a plan "B" yesterday, Bradford's centre half's dealt with the repeat moves of long balls and they won everything, we managed to get the ball through a couple of times by playing on the floor and then revert back to aerial attacks that went nowhere.
You could see that the team has been effected by injury, and for a non-fit sub to be the first to hit the target says at lot. In one way i'm Glad Tyrone Marsh didn't come on for his own sake, but wonder if a change were the ball was passed through their back line with a pacey lad to run onto it might have given some sort of result.
So 6032 were there to witness this last pathetic display, we'll be lucky to have 5000 for the Wimbledon game unless something drastic happens.

Last point; I have to agree with all those mentioning about the silence that is coming form the club. if they expect us to turn up week in, week out, they need to be a bit more open with us, because as supporters I feel we deserve to know what's going on.

Time for change me thinks !!!!
There was sign of a plan "B" yesterday, Bradford's centre half's dealt with the repeat moves of long balls and they won everything, we managed to get the ball through a couple of times by playing on the floor and then revert back to aerial attacks that went nowhere. You could see that the team has been effected by injury, and for a non-fit sub to be the first to hit the target says at lot. In one way i'm Glad Tyrone Marsh didn't come on for his own sake, but wonder if a change were the ball was passed through their back line with a pacey lad to run onto it might have given some sort of result. So 6032 were there to witness this last pathetic display, we'll be lucky to have 5000 for the Wimbledon game unless something drastic happens. Last point; I have to agree with all those mentioning about the silence that is coming form the club. if they expect us to turn up week in, week out, they need to be a bit more open with us, because as supporters I feel we deserve to know what's going on. Time for change me thinks !!!! Bis4badger
  • Score: -1

4:26pm Sun 23 Sep 12

lozkel says...

karatavuk wrote:
To say City were the better team doesn't say much for them. Any team could have beaten Oxford today.
This performance was a disgrace. If we played like that for the rest of the season we would be relegated by Christmas.

Wilder has to go and go quickly because every day he remains here is damaging the club.
thats why we;re joint second and your'e relegation fodder
[quote][p][bold]karatavuk[/bold] wrote: To say City were the better team doesn't say much for them. Any team could have beaten Oxford today. This performance was a disgrace. If we played like that for the rest of the season we would be relegated by Christmas. Wilder has to go and go quickly because every day he remains here is damaging the club.[/p][/quote]thats why we;re joint second and your'e relegation fodder lozkel
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Malkym says...

Brenda Jackson wrote:
Malkym wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote: Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????
Brenda darling how are you? how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out :)
''A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out '' Is a 'wekk' a wiltshire term? Or are you all thumbs? ''how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420'' How 'manty' times in a wekk? G.A.L. troll, and go back to school.
Aww Bren darling fancy you getting upset by a little typo you ought to be far more worried about plummeting back to the Blue Square. Perhaps they'll rename it Yellow & Blue Square in honour of your club's dire descent into imminent oblivion?

Oh and BigChef - glad you enjoyed your trip down the 420 at least you got to see what a football ground should look like. Congratulations on the six points you took from us as well but can you remind me out of our two respective teams who was it that got promoted as champions and who managed to spectacularly avoid the play-offs? Oh and well done on your JPT success against us too. Saw cracking shot from Constable on the FL show -he was really unlucky it was only a whisker over the bar - well a 10-15 foot whisker. what a prolific striker he's turned out to be - your lot must be really glad you persuaded him to stay by sending him hate mail when he was talking to Paolo about defecting. Mind you at least if he'd have come here he'd be fit - unlike the tub of lard I saw on TV yesterday.

Onwards and upwards for us sideways and downwards for your lot!
[quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????[/p][/quote]Brenda darling how are you? how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out :)[/p][/quote]''A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out '' Is a 'wekk' a wiltshire term? Or are you all thumbs? ''how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420'' How 'manty' times in a wekk? G.A.L. troll, and go back to school.[/p][/quote]Aww Bren darling fancy you getting upset by a little typo you ought to be far more worried about plummeting back to the Blue Square. Perhaps they'll rename it Yellow & Blue Square in honour of your club's dire descent into imminent oblivion? Oh and BigChef - glad you enjoyed your trip down the 420 at least you got to see what a football ground should look like. Congratulations on the six points you took from us as well but can you remind me out of our two respective teams who was it that got promoted as champions and who managed to spectacularly avoid the play-offs? Oh and well done on your JPT success against us too. Saw cracking shot from Constable on the FL show -he was really unlucky it was only a whisker over the bar - well a 10-15 foot whisker. what a prolific striker he's turned out to be - your lot must be really glad you persuaded him to stay by sending him hate mail when he was talking to Paolo about defecting. Mind you at least if he'd have come here he'd be fit - unlike the tub of lard I saw on TV yesterday. Onwards and upwards for us sideways and downwards for your lot! Malkym
  • Score: -2

5:41pm Sun 23 Sep 12

oldun says...

What a football ground should look like ? Back to the early 80s? One very decent stand (with no atmosphere - like our South stand) - one relic from the 60s (great days in Rogers' era) , one open air 1930s tip and one average side. Narr , our ground is much better - and you know it - even if our team is much worse (except in matches between the clubs) .
What a football ground should look like ? Back to the early 80s? One very decent stand (with no atmosphere - like our South stand) - one relic from the 60s (great days in Rogers' era) , one open air 1930s tip and one average side. Narr , our ground is much better - and you know it - even if our team is much worse (except in matches between the clubs) . oldun
  • Score: 0

6:45pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Malcy69 says...

WILDER JUST GO, YOUR NO GOOD FOR THE YELLOWS
WILDER JUST GO, YOUR NO GOOD FOR THE YELLOWS Malcy69
  • Score: 1

7:01pm Sun 23 Sep 12

karatavuk says...

Beau champ mummy wrote:
As I've said lenagan only here for the rugby this man is a parasite not a Oxford supporter never has been never will fact
Lenegan has nothing to do with the rugby, dimwit.
[quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: As I've said lenagan only here for the rugby this man is a parasite not a Oxford supporter never has been never will fact[/p][/quote]Lenegan has nothing to do with the rugby, dimwit. karatavuk
  • Score: 3

7:08pm Sun 23 Sep 12

foxvox says...

Tyrone Marsh needs at least 30 minutes on the pitch, he looked good for the 10 minutes he came on at Leeds and the other strikers have shown absolutely no signs of scoring. Craddock needs to play down the middle, not on the left where Wilder seems to want him, and Constable needs to go to on loan to a BSP side to get his confidence back. And what has Rigg done - less than Smalley and that's saying something. Stop crowding the wings and put somebody in the middle, we couldn't do worse than a flat back 4 to stop the rot, pack the midfield and for goodness sake get some draws. We're inorexably heading for the BSP at the moment. I agree with oldun - 442, or even 451.
Tyrone Marsh needs at least 30 minutes on the pitch, he looked good for the 10 minutes he came on at Leeds and the other strikers have shown absolutely no signs of scoring. Craddock needs to play down the middle, not on the left where Wilder seems to want him, and Constable needs to go to on loan to a BSP side to get his confidence back. And what has Rigg done - less than Smalley and that's saying something. Stop crowding the wings and put somebody in the middle, we couldn't do worse than a flat back 4 to stop the rot, pack the midfield and for goodness sake get some draws. We're inorexably heading for the BSP at the moment. I agree with oldun - 442, or even 451. foxvox
  • Score: 1

7:09pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Brenda Jackson says...

Beau champ mummy wrote:
As I've said lenagan only here for the rugby this man is a parasite not a Oxford supporter never has been never will fact
Oh dear yet another Troll, you clearly are
a sad wind-up merchant, if your team's so good, and your life on the dark side so forfilling -what are you doing here? G.A.L.
[quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: As I've said lenagan only here for the rugby this man is a parasite not a Oxford supporter never has been never will fact[/p][/quote]Oh dear yet another Troll, you clearly are a sad wind-up merchant, if your team's so good, and your life on the dark side so forfilling -what are you doing here? G.A.L. Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 1

9:14pm Sun 23 Sep 12

mikek says...

bigchet wrote:
well i see that brenda jackson is being advised to go down the a420 and see a good side performing , well i took that advice once last year and really enjoyed what i saw , not that the folks in red and white looked very happy at the end though.
Yes you live for that game and cherish it because soon its all you will have left, just dreams of what it was like being in the football league and playing the mighty STFC. Were heading in opposite directions enjoy the Blue Square next season.
[quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: well i see that brenda jackson is being advised to go down the a420 and see a good side performing , well i took that advice once last year and really enjoyed what i saw , not that the folks in red and white looked very happy at the end though.[/p][/quote]Yes you live for that game and cherish it because soon its all you will have left, just dreams of what it was like being in the football league and playing the mighty STFC. Were heading in opposite directions enjoy the Blue Square next season. mikek
  • Score: 0

9:16pm Sun 23 Sep 12

mikek says...

oldun wrote:
What a football ground should look like ? Back to the early 80s? One very decent stand (with no atmosphere - like our South stand) - one relic from the 60s (great days in Rogers' era) , one open air 1930s tip and one average side. Narr , our ground is much better - and you know it - even if our team is much worse (except in matches between the clubs) .
Oldun you need spec savers bud.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: What a football ground should look like ? Back to the early 80s? One very decent stand (with no atmosphere - like our South stand) - one relic from the 60s (great days in Rogers' era) , one open air 1930s tip and one average side. Narr , our ground is much better - and you know it - even if our team is much worse (except in matches between the clubs) .[/p][/quote]Oldun you need spec savers bud. mikek
  • Score: 1

9:31pm Sun 23 Sep 12

oldun says...

Which aspect did I get wrong of Wiltshire's answer to Wembley? Which side(s)? Let's hear ya
Which aspect did I get wrong of Wiltshire's answer to Wembley? Which side(s)? Let's hear ya oldun
  • Score: 0

9:47pm Sun 23 Sep 12

mikek says...

oldun wrote:
Which aspect did I get wrong of Wiltshire's answer to Wembley? Which side(s)? Let's hear ya
oldun for a fairly new ground the Kassam looks very poor and certainly gives the impression of three large tin sheds and certainly not a fairly new ground. Ok so some of the County Ground is dated but judge our ground after its re-development and we will see who then has the better looking ground. I'm sure they could have made a better fist of yours but obviously built it on the cheap and ran out of money hence the open car park where the fourth stand should have been.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: Which aspect did I get wrong of Wiltshire's answer to Wembley? Which side(s)? Let's hear ya[/p][/quote]oldun for a fairly new ground the Kassam looks very poor and certainly gives the impression of three large tin sheds and certainly not a fairly new ground. Ok so some of the County Ground is dated but judge our ground after its re-development and we will see who then has the better looking ground. I'm sure they could have made a better fist of yours but obviously built it on the cheap and ran out of money hence the open car park where the fourth stand should have been. mikek
  • Score: 2

10:25pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

oldun wrote:
Which aspect did I get wrong of Wiltshire's answer to Wembley? Which side(s)? Let's hear ya
It is not only the 3 sided ground you have that is useless and not able to cope , it's also draining any money you can afford to better your squad .... Which would I prefer to see - an relatively new 3 sided ground and a god awful side or what we have.
The CG does need improving, but all in good time - we'll cut our cloth to suit our means, and not fall hook line and sinker for a massive club crippling debt.

Have a good week you lot.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: Which aspect did I get wrong of Wiltshire's answer to Wembley? Which side(s)? Let's hear ya[/p][/quote]It is not only the 3 sided ground you have that is useless and not able to cope , it's also draining any money you can afford to better your squad .... Which would I prefer to see - an relatively new 3 sided ground and a god awful side or what we have. The CG does need improving, but all in good time - we'll cut our cloth to suit our means, and not fall hook line and sinker for a massive club crippling debt. Have a good week you lot. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

10:32pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

Brenda Jackson wrote:
Malkym wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote: Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????
Brenda darling how are you? how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out :)
''A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out ''

Is a 'wekk' a wiltshire term? Or are you all thumbs?

''how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420''

How 'manty' times in a wekk?

G.A.L. troll, and go back to school.
Think you won that one Malkym - game-over when all they can argue with is spelling mistakes....
[quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????[/p][/quote]Brenda darling how are you? how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out :)[/p][/quote]''A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out '' Is a 'wekk' a wiltshire term? Or are you all thumbs? ''how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420'' How 'manty' times in a wekk? G.A.L. troll, and go back to school.[/p][/quote]Think you won that one Malkym - game-over when all they can argue with is spelling mistakes.... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

11:08pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Brenda Jackson says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
Malkym wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote: Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????
Brenda darling how are you? how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out :)
''A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out '' Is a 'wekk' a wiltshire term? Or are you all thumbs? ''how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420'' How 'manty' times in a wekk? G.A.L. troll, and go back to school.
Think you won that one Malkym - game-over when all they can argue with is spelling mistakes....
You're i presume from the wiltshire area,
i don't need to know anymore.

Nothing to do with spelling mistakes, you lot just have no soh, you're funny- yes, in a strange sort of way.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: Please try and avoid the pathetic trolls- especially the ones calling for Lenegan to go, they are obviously getting kicks out of coming on here and stirring things up. GAL = Get a Life> trolls* *There are better descriptions i could use if not in the Public arena. Yes, i'm in agreement that the manager has to go, and very soon. However, the far bigger issue imo is 'Where is the Chairman'? He was at the game, apparently -but we have heard nothing from him, and his planned interview on Radio Oxford on friday was 'Postponed' ??????[/p][/quote]Brenda darling how are you? how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out :)[/p][/quote]''A420 to watch some proper football...go on you know it makes more sense than watching your beloved Yellows self-implode wekk in week out '' Is a 'wekk' a wiltshire term? Or are you all thumbs? ''how manty times did I tell you last season to cut your losses and make the short trip down the A420'' How 'manty' times in a wekk? G.A.L. troll, and go back to school.[/p][/quote]Think you won that one Malkym - game-over when all they can argue with is spelling mistakes....[/p][/quote]You're i presume from the wiltshire area, i don't need to know anymore. Nothing to do with spelling mistakes, you lot just have no soh, you're funny- yes, in a strange sort of way. Brenda Jackson
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5:17am Mon 24 Sep 12

OxRoxBox says...

In no particular order; Reading, Wycombe, Swindon, Aldershot, Cheltenham, Oxford. Which direction are they going and have they been going and how are their prospects looking and how do their fans honestly feel?
Please thank CW for where he got us but like a greyhound that has lost his pace retire himmand replacemwith new vim and vigour to motivate and get the best out of our players now!
In no particular order; Reading, Wycombe, Swindon, Aldershot, Cheltenham, Oxford. Which direction are they going and have they been going and how are their prospects looking and how do their fans honestly feel? Please thank CW for where he got us but like a greyhound that has lost his pace retire himmand replacemwith new vim and vigour to motivate and get the best out of our players now! OxRoxBox
  • Score: 0

8:03am Mon 24 Sep 12

oldun says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
oldun wrote:
Which aspect did I get wrong of Wiltshire's answer to Wembley? Which side(s)? Let's hear ya
It is not only the 3 sided ground you have that is useless and not able to cope , it's also draining any money you can afford to better your squad .... Which would I prefer to see - an relatively new 3 sided ground and a god awful side or what we have.
The CG does need improving, but all in good time - we'll cut our cloth to suit our means, and not fall hook line and sinker for a massive club crippling debt.

Have a good week you lot.
Like ours, your ground is plenty good enough for home fans . The grounds of STFC and OUFC are hardly bursting at the seams!! The clubs are not among the Burnleys , Leicesters or Sheff Uniteds of this world. Our grounds are plenty big enough for non Championship football. Yes, yes , yes , yes - your team is doing much much better than ours is. Our ground is good enough for our fans - our playing results certainly are not.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: Which aspect did I get wrong of Wiltshire's answer to Wembley? Which side(s)? Let's hear ya[/p][/quote]It is not only the 3 sided ground you have that is useless and not able to cope , it's also draining any money you can afford to better your squad .... Which would I prefer to see - an relatively new 3 sided ground and a god awful side or what we have. The CG does need improving, but all in good time - we'll cut our cloth to suit our means, and not fall hook line and sinker for a massive club crippling debt. Have a good week you lot.[/p][/quote]Like ours, your ground is plenty good enough for home fans . The grounds of STFC and OUFC are hardly bursting at the seams!! The clubs are not among the Burnleys , Leicesters or Sheff Uniteds of this world. Our grounds are plenty big enough for non Championship football. Yes, yes , yes , yes - your team is doing much much better than ours is. Our ground is good enough for our fans - our playing results certainly are not. oldun
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9:09am Mon 24 Sep 12

the wizard says...

Oldun,
There have been many parallels between our clubs over the years, both been in the top flight, both had some good players, both had bad boards, and both have had some rather indifferent managers. I think most would agree with that.

Kassam came along and "rescued" you after the fall out that was Maxwell, nobody could have fore saw Maxwells level of corruption, least of all the fan base. Kassam paid of the debts and saw a business opportunity and took it. The problem is now, your rent is stifling your progress. Wilder hasn't had money to spend freely and what he has spent hasn't worked. You have many injuries right now, so I question his pre season and levels of fitness of the players, the right training etc Either way, it seems you are stuck with him, an indifferent team, which he has built, and an owner who is more RFU than OU. Add to that a landlord who wants his money. None of that is down to the fan base. I don't envy you, your situation is not of your making. The only option seems to be a massive boycot of the next home game, to show your Chairman exactly how you feel. Not nice, but staying away en-mass will attract more publicity than protests with placards and scuffles with stewards and police. Said publicity would bring the message home to all those with a voice in the club, something would have to give. Loss of a good revenue will focus attention on the pocket of the chairman. perhaps you could then persuade to Ox mail to do a poll of who you want for your next manager, further pressure, although I doubt they would do that until after Wilder had left.
Oldun, There have been many parallels between our clubs over the years, both been in the top flight, both had some good players, both had bad boards, and both have had some rather indifferent managers. I think most would agree with that. Kassam came along and "rescued" you after the fall out that was Maxwell, nobody could have fore saw Maxwells level of corruption, least of all the fan base. Kassam paid of the debts and saw a business opportunity and took it. The problem is now, your rent is stifling your progress. Wilder hasn't had money to spend freely and what he has spent hasn't worked. You have many injuries right now, so I question his pre season and levels of fitness of the players, the right training etc Either way, it seems you are stuck with him, an indifferent team, which he has built, and an owner who is more RFU than OU. Add to that a landlord who wants his money. None of that is down to the fan base. I don't envy you, your situation is not of your making. The only option seems to be a massive boycot of the next home game, to show your Chairman exactly how you feel. Not nice, but staying away en-mass will attract more publicity than protests with placards and scuffles with stewards and police. Said publicity would bring the message home to all those with a voice in the club, something would have to give. Loss of a good revenue will focus attention on the pocket of the chairman. perhaps you could then persuade to Ox mail to do a poll of who you want for your next manager, further pressure, although I doubt they would do that until after Wilder had left. the wizard
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9:11am Mon 24 Sep 12

oldun says...

Teams with much less revenue are doing much better
Teams with much less revenue are doing much better oldun
  • Score: 1

9:42am Mon 24 Sep 12

BigOx22 says...

Awful display again. No pride to play at the mo. Need a change quickly. The club never talk about anything. Every time we get a new injury we are last to know usually when the player doesn't turn up in the starting 11. Like Duberry last year a couple of times. As fans we have to right to know what is happening. Half the fans could manage better then Wilder is doing. But you also have to look at Andy Melville as he is our defensive coach and we can't defend! Wholesale change in needed from top to bottom.
Awful display again. No pride to play at the mo. Need a change quickly. The club never talk about anything. Every time we get a new injury we are last to know usually when the player doesn't turn up in the starting 11. Like Duberry last year a couple of times. As fans we have to right to know what is happening. Half the fans could manage better then Wilder is doing. But you also have to look at Andy Melville as he is our defensive coach and we can't defend! Wholesale change in needed from top to bottom. BigOx22
  • Score: 1

9:44am Mon 24 Sep 12

BigOx22 says...

Six figure investment to stop injuries and we have more then ever! Should have spent that money on players.
Six figure investment to stop injuries and we have more then ever! Should have spent that money on players. BigOx22
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10:00am Mon 24 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

Its all to easy and born through frustration to blame the manager - but he can only do what he can with the resources on offer. He is in a no win situation , literally.
The injuries are more down to bad luck and with a small squad have unfortunately a bigger impact.
Probably I'm stating the bleeding obvious but, if say you did sack CW what resources are available to pay him off and also get in a manager of quality - and how will this effect the new managers spending budget when he wants to bring in his own cronies and Messi. Its all a minefield.
Its all to easy and born through frustration to blame the manager - but he can only do what he can with the resources on offer. He is in a no win situation , literally. The injuries are more down to bad luck and with a small squad have unfortunately a bigger impact. Probably I'm stating the bleeding obvious but, if say you did sack CW what resources are available to pay him off and also get in a manager of quality - and how will this effect the new managers spending budget when he wants to bring in his own cronies and Messi. Its all a minefield. Chish and Fips
  • Score: -1

10:22am Mon 24 Sep 12

oldun says...

depressing view - money is lost through continued bad results - six consec league defeats would equal our record (in 87-88 when we lost to the likes of Liverpool and Moanurenited)
depressing view - money is lost through continued bad results - six consec league defeats would equal our record (in 87-88 when we lost to the likes of Liverpool and Moanurenited) oldun
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10:36am Mon 24 Sep 12

the wizard says...

oldun wrote:
Teams with much less revenue are doing much better
Yes, because they probably own their ground and have a chairman that cares and actually works with his manager, and above all, has an interest in football, not RFU.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: Teams with much less revenue are doing much better[/p][/quote]Yes, because they probably own their ground and have a chairman that cares and actually works with his manager, and above all, has an interest in football, not RFU. the wizard
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10:40am Mon 24 Sep 12

oldun says...

RFL - not RFU
RFL - not RFU oldun
  • Score: 1

8:51pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Inkpot says...

the wizard, have to say as a season ticket holder I agree with your post in just about all you say BUT our fans haven't got the balls to boycot the club.
They prefer to moan and groan and do f*** all abut it.
the wizard, have to say as a season ticket holder I agree with your post in just about all you say BUT our fans haven't got the balls to boycot the club. They prefer to moan and groan and do f*** all abut it. Inkpot
  • Score: 1

10:10pm Mon 24 Sep 12

the wizard says...

Inkpot wrote:
the wizard, have to say as a season ticket holder I agree with your post in just about all you say BUT our fans haven't got the balls to boycot the club.
They prefer to moan and groan and do f*** all abut it.
inkpot,

Thanks for that, my hope is, believe it or not, is that both clubs should do well and at least then we both have something of a derby game to look forward to.
Add to that , it is important to maintain all the clubs in the Football League. having been through the mill at SN1 and watching other clubs suffer the same is no joke. From my perspective, Chairmen, directors, managers and players all come and go, the only folk ever loyal to any club are the supporters, and I don't like to see any supporters going through it, simple as that. Your Chairman needs to be made aware of the fans feelings, you could all ring in and jam the switchboard, send in letters etc, but the action needs to be unified and simultaneous to have any effect. Moaning on here is not enough, unified action is better, several thousand turning up, but not going through the turnstiles is something else, but 100% staying away is better, no money going through the turnstiles is a very pointed message. The players when they come out onto the pitch would also receive a very stark message, some very concentrated thinking would have to be done after that.
[quote][p][bold]Inkpot[/bold] wrote: the wizard, have to say as a season ticket holder I agree with your post in just about all you say BUT our fans haven't got the balls to boycot the club. They prefer to moan and groan and do f*** all abut it.[/p][/quote]inkpot, Thanks for that, my hope is, believe it or not, is that both clubs should do well and at least then we both have something of a derby game to look forward to. Add to that , it is important to maintain all the clubs in the Football League. having been through the mill at SN1 and watching other clubs suffer the same is no joke. From my perspective, Chairmen, directors, managers and players all come and go, the only folk ever loyal to any club are the supporters, and I don't like to see any supporters going through it, simple as that. Your Chairman needs to be made aware of the fans feelings, you could all ring in and jam the switchboard, send in letters etc, but the action needs to be unified and simultaneous to have any effect. Moaning on here is not enough, unified action is better, several thousand turning up, but not going through the turnstiles is something else, but 100% staying away is better, no money going through the turnstiles is a very pointed message. The players when they come out onto the pitch would also receive a very stark message, some very concentrated thinking would have to be done after that. the wizard
  • Score: 1

2:08am Tue 25 Sep 12

hawkeye1 says...

the wizard wrote:
Inkpot wrote: the wizard, have to say as a season ticket holder I agree with your post in just about all you say BUT our fans haven't got the balls to boycot the club. They prefer to moan and groan and do f*** all abut it.
inkpot, Thanks for that, my hope is, believe it or not, is that both clubs should do well and at least then we both have something of a derby game to look forward to. Add to that , it is important to maintain all the clubs in the Football League. having been through the mill at SN1 and watching other clubs suffer the same is no joke. From my perspective, Chairmen, directors, managers and players all come and go, the only folk ever loyal to any club are the supporters, and I don't like to see any supporters going through it, simple as that. Your Chairman needs to be made aware of the fans feelings, you could all ring in and jam the switchboard, send in letters etc, but the action needs to be unified and simultaneous to have any effect. Moaning on here is not enough, unified action is better, several thousand turning up, but not going through the turnstiles is something else, but 100% staying away is better, no money going through the turnstiles is a very pointed message. The players when they come out onto the pitch would also receive a very stark message, some very concentrated thinking would have to be done after that.
Inkpot, I like your thinking, we could all stand and just look over the fence to watch the game, your comment about a boycot makes it sound like working at the Cowley Assembly plant back in the 70's, with old Bobby Frier, everybody out.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inkpot[/bold] wrote: the wizard, have to say as a season ticket holder I agree with your post in just about all you say BUT our fans haven't got the balls to boycot the club. They prefer to moan and groan and do f*** all abut it.[/p][/quote]inkpot, Thanks for that, my hope is, believe it or not, is that both clubs should do well and at least then we both have something of a derby game to look forward to. Add to that , it is important to maintain all the clubs in the Football League. having been through the mill at SN1 and watching other clubs suffer the same is no joke. From my perspective, Chairmen, directors, managers and players all come and go, the only folk ever loyal to any club are the supporters, and I don't like to see any supporters going through it, simple as that. Your Chairman needs to be made aware of the fans feelings, you could all ring in and jam the switchboard, send in letters etc, but the action needs to be unified and simultaneous to have any effect. Moaning on here is not enough, unified action is better, several thousand turning up, but not going through the turnstiles is something else, but 100% staying away is better, no money going through the turnstiles is a very pointed message. The players when they come out onto the pitch would also receive a very stark message, some very concentrated thinking would have to be done after that.[/p][/quote]Inkpot, I like your thinking, we could all stand and just look over the fence to watch the game, your comment about a boycot makes it sound like working at the Cowley Assembly plant back in the 70's, with old Bobby Frier, everybody out. hawkeye1
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