Rotherham United 3 (O'Connor 30 & 74, Taylor 88) Oxford United 1 (Rigg 7)

OXFORD United's losing streak was extended to six league games as they went down despite taking the lead at Rotherham United.

Sean Rigg gave the visitors a perfect start with a clinical finish early on, but a brace from Michael O'Connor put the Millers in front.

The game hinged on a passage of play two minutes from time.

James Constable came desperately close to an equaliser when his header was turned on to the post and within seconds Rotherham broke for Jason Taylor to make it 3-1 and pile the misery on Chris Wilder's side.

The visitors' starting line-up showed four changes from the 2-0 defeat to Bradford City a week earlier.

The most surprising was in goal, where Ryan Clarke was dropped and replaced by Wayne Brown. Harry Worley, Jake Forster-Caskey and Rigg also came into the side.

After suffering five straight defeats the U's looked to take no risks in their own half, moving the ball forward quickly for Tom Craddock where possible.

They got away to a fast start, opening the scoring after seven minutes.

Forster-Caskey rolled a corner out to the edge of the box for Rigg, who slammed home a low shot for his first United goal.

With Worley very effective in giving extra protection to the back four, Rotherham were frustrated for 25 minutes.

United could have doubled their lead midway through the half following an incisive break.

Forster-Caskey and Craddock twice exchanged passes, but the latter took one touch too many when through on goal, allowing goalkeeper Scott Shearer to smother.

The visitors got a huge let-off on 26 minutes, after Brown dropped a cross under pressure.

The ball fell to Ben Pringle, whose shot beat the goalkeeper but hit Damian Batt before ricocheting to safety via the crossbar and post.

Lionel Ainsworth hit the woodwork with the next attack, but from the rebound Batt brought down Kayode Odejayi for a penalty.

O'Connor stepped up to level the scores from 12 yards.

Rotherham were on top for the final 15 minutes of the half, but the U's held firm to go in all square at the break.

Odejayi came within a whisker of giving Rotherham the lead on the stroke of half time, but his curling shot flew narrowly wide.

The U's began the second half as brightly as they did in the first, with Worley heading just over at a corner and Rigg twice testing Shearer.

But Rotherham looked increasingly dangerous going forward, pushing their opponents back.

Kieran Agard came off the bench to add menace, while Odejayi had more of an influence once an exhausted Worley, who had not played a minute this season, came off on the hour.

Brown made several saves but was powerless 16 minutes from time, when the Millers took the lead.

Nicky Hunt got in down the right and when his hanging cross was only half-cleared, O'Connor was on hand to smash low into the net.

Rotherham should have quickly made the game safe, as United desperately tried to stay in the game.

Brown tipped a fizzing drive from Pringle over the bar, which led to Forster-Caskey clearing an effort off the line.

Constable came off the bench and almost claimed a point two minutes from time. The striker nodded Rigg's cross goalwards, but Shearer got a fingertip on it and diverted the ball onto the post.

Deane Smalley's follow-up was blocked by the goalkeeper and from the clearance Rotherham broke and Taylor tapped in the decisive third goal.

Oxford: Brown, Batt, Raynes, Worley (Leven 63), Wright, Potter, Cox, Capaldi, Forster-Caskey (Constable 81), Craddock (Smalley 57), Rigg.

Unused subs: Clarke, Heslop, O'Brien, Boateng.

Rotherham: Shearer, Hunt, Morgan, Sharps, Harris, Ainsworth, Arnason, O'Connor (Bradley 90), Pringle (Taylor 84), Evans (Agard 57), Odejayi.

Unused subs: Warrington, Mullins, Nardiello, Noble.

Referee: Graham Salisbury.

Attendance: 7,258 (460 visitors).

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5:10pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Tarkus says...

For the sake of everyone - GO WILDER go NOW
For the sake of everyone - GO WILDER go NOW Tarkus
  • Score: 5

5:28pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

Tarkus wrote:
For the sake of everyone - GO WILDER go NOW
1-3 away at Rotherham not the end of the world - was to be expected to be honest - can you lot afford to change managers and all that entails (costs etc..)
[quote][p][bold]Tarkus[/bold] wrote: For the sake of everyone - GO WILDER go NOW[/p][/quote]1-3 away at Rotherham not the end of the world - was to be expected to be honest - can you lot afford to change managers and all that entails (costs etc..) Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

5:32pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Flipmode says...

Tarkus wrote:
For the sake of everyone - GO WILDER go NOW
High injury rate
+
low funds =

-18pts

Do the maths not the blame game.
[quote][p][bold]Tarkus[/bold] wrote: For the sake of everyone - GO WILDER go NOW[/p][/quote]High injury rate + low funds = -18pts Do the maths not the blame game. Flipmode
  • Score: 0

5:33pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Flipmode says...

High injury rate
+
low funds =

-18pts

Do the maths not the blame game.
High injury rate + low funds = -18pts Do the maths not the blame game. Flipmode
  • Score: -3

5:39pm Sat 29 Sep 12

LeGod says...

Oh did you lose AGAIN 6 on the spin relegation form and spiralling down the league - Fantastic to see.

Whereas your neighbours in red down the road now FOURTH in LEAGUE 1 and another win today.

FOREVER IN OUR SHADOW
Oh did you lose AGAIN 6 on the spin relegation form and spiralling down the league - Fantastic to see. Whereas your neighbours in red down the road now FOURTH in LEAGUE 1 and another win today. FOREVER IN OUR SHADOW LeGod
  • Score: -1

6:03pm Sat 29 Sep 12

oldun says...

Record breakers!! Most teams manage the odd draw in six winless games
Record breakers!! Most teams manage the odd draw in six winless games oldun
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Sat 29 Sep 12

dorsetbob says...

So IL WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO THE NECCESSARY . Mad dog doing the intervlews again cowardy act, its your team wilder take respondsibility, If this carrys on we will be relegated theres some awful teams in this league but there are getting odd points here and there. Should have gone last season, hes credibility is shot to pieces
So IL WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO THE NECCESSARY . Mad dog doing the intervlews again cowardy act, its your team wilder take respondsibility, If this carrys on we will be relegated theres some awful teams in this league but there are getting odd points here and there. Should have gone last season, hes credibility is shot to pieces dorsetbob
  • Score: 2

6:32pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Brian Gibbs says...

Just back from the match as I live in the north.

Yet again Batt lets himself and the team down by taking out a player who is facing away from the goal when the ball looked as if it was going out of play. He did the same thing at Bradford last season and got sent off.

The second goal wa down to the fact that Capaldi had no leg left, but was left on the pitch for the last 30 minutes.

The third goal was was just bad defending and Brown who lost the ball when he had it in his hands.

Leven came on but he is clearly not fit and without Worley, who had a good game, it was only a matter of time before Rotherham scored and so they did.

Why CW did not bring on O' Brien or Boateng for Capaldi is beyoud me because Rotherham did not play well and just as with Burton and Bradford we have lost in my view because the manager has run out of ideas.


We need someone new now please, it is time for CW and his backroom team to go.
Just back from the match as I live in the north. Yet again Batt lets himself and the team down by taking out a player who is facing away from the goal when the ball looked as if it was going out of play. He did the same thing at Bradford last season and got sent off. The second goal wa down to the fact that Capaldi had no leg left, but was left on the pitch for the last 30 minutes. The third goal was was just bad defending and Brown who lost the ball when he had it in his hands. Leven came on but he is clearly not fit and without Worley, who had a good game, it was only a matter of time before Rotherham scored and so they did. Why CW did not bring on O' Brien or Boateng for Capaldi is beyoud me because Rotherham did not play well and just as with Burton and Bradford we have lost in my view because the manager has run out of ideas. We need someone new now please, it is time for CW and his backroom team to go. Brian Gibbs
  • Score: 3

7:08pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Beau champ mummy says...

Just back from game we were awful we played kick and rush as usual but they had big defenders Forster was dreadful again send him back
Just back from game we were awful we played kick and rush as usual but they had big defenders Forster was dreadful again send him back Beau champ mummy
  • Score: 1

8:02pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Beau champ mummy says...

I am sat here with my head in my hands thinking will this shambles ever end
I am sat here with my head in my hands thinking will this shambles ever end Beau champ mummy
  • Score: 3

8:13pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

Beau champ mummy wrote:
I am sat here with my head in my hands thinking will this shambles ever end
The Oxford goalie tried that too - but dropped it .....
[quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: I am sat here with my head in my hands thinking will this shambles ever end[/p][/quote]The Oxford goalie tried that too - but dropped it ..... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

9:21pm Sat 29 Sep 12

foxvox says...

How long before we get a word from the Chairman? It's time Chris Wilder got a vote of confidence ....
How long before we get a word from the Chairman? It's time Chris Wilder got a vote of confidence .... foxvox
  • Score: -1

9:56pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

foxvox wrote:
How long before we get a word from the Chairman? It's time Chris Wilder got a vote of confidence ....
There's a board meeting round Daddies place over the family Sunday Dinner.
[quote][p][bold]foxvox[/bold] wrote: How long before we get a word from the Chairman? It's time Chris Wilder got a vote of confidence ....[/p][/quote]There's a board meeting round Daddies place over the family Sunday Dinner. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 1

10:42pm Sat 29 Sep 12

badger86 says...

Wilder out. wilder out. wilder out. wilder out. But no suggestions for who else?????????
Wilder out. wilder out. wilder out. wilder out. But no suggestions for who else????????? badger86
  • Score: 2

11:32pm Sat 29 Sep 12

marston old boy says...

The season promised so much so what has happened? Its clear to see IL has pulled the draw bridge up regards money for the club so we have our lot for this season.I know budgets have been cut internally so time for the staff we have now (players & coaching) to earn there money!.

I have supported Oxford for over 35years and can see no hope at the moment I really hope IL has a master plan like the film Moneyball!
The season promised so much so what has happened? Its clear to see IL has pulled the draw bridge up regards money for the club so we have our lot for this season.I know budgets have been cut internally so time for the staff we have now (players & coaching) to earn there money!. I have supported Oxford for over 35years and can see no hope at the moment I really hope IL has a master plan like the film Moneyball! marston old boy
  • Score: 2

11:59pm Sat 29 Sep 12

adlibber says...

Beyond parody beyond redemption beyond saving - we have taken a giant leap backwards. Wilder is a man who can't believe his luck too hopeless to continue too expensive to sack. Lenagan no better than Kassam- everybody wants to make money out of a pot that's empty.

Le God - one day our paths will cross - I look forward to that day...
Beyond parody beyond redemption beyond saving - we have taken a giant leap backwards. Wilder is a man who can't believe his luck too hopeless to continue too expensive to sack. Lenagan no better than Kassam- everybody wants to make money out of a pot that's empty. Le God - one day our paths will cross - I look forward to that day... adlibber
  • Score: 0

12:11am Sun 30 Sep 12

adlibber says...

badger86 wrote:
Wilder out. wilder out. wilder out. wilder out. But no suggestions for who else?????????
How about you? Clearly you think sticking with Wilder is the answer.
[quote][p][bold]badger86[/bold] wrote: Wilder out. wilder out. wilder out. wilder out. But no suggestions for who else?????????[/p][/quote]How about you? Clearly you think sticking with Wilder is the answer. adlibber
  • Score: -1

7:09am Sun 30 Sep 12

AylesburyOx says...

Wilder, Lewis and Melville all must be replaced as this is a total shambles.
For the sake of the club I love, Mr Lenagan please make the changes before it's too late
Wilder, Lewis and Melville all must be replaced as this is a total shambles. For the sake of the club I love, Mr Lenagan please make the changes before it's too late AylesburyOx
  • Score: 4

7:58am Sun 30 Sep 12

hawkeye1 says...

Well that's it, enough is enough, after supporting Oxford United since the
mid 60's, like someone suggested a while back, to go down the road and give Oxford City a watch, think I will do that.
Well that's it, enough is enough, after supporting Oxford United since the mid 60's, like someone suggested a while back, to go down the road and give Oxford City a watch, think I will do that. hawkeye1
  • Score: 1

8:34am Sun 30 Sep 12

Malkym says...

Where's my Brenda gone.... darling how are you? Have you changed your nsme to Concerned of Cowley, Bovvered of Barton.-"Gene" Wilder & his Oompa Loompa players are fast tracking you towards the Blue Square at an alarming rate of knots. I hear the new anthem to be played hat at the 'assam is Quo's "Down, down, deeper and down" lol

So Brenda my lovely shim? when are you going to realise that watching the Yellows get hammered week in week out is futile -let me show you some proper footie just down the road - I think you'll find it so much more enjoyable - bring on the Villa - we might not win but hey we're in the tie to start with - good luck for your next bog roll cup game.
Where's my Brenda gone.... darling how are you? Have you changed your nsme to Concerned of Cowley, Bovvered of Barton.-"Gene" Wilder & his Oompa Loompa players are fast tracking you towards the Blue Square at an alarming rate of knots. I hear the new anthem to be played hat at the 'assam is Quo's "Down, down, deeper and down" lol So Brenda my lovely shim? when are you going to realise that watching the Yellows get hammered week in week out is futile -let me show you some proper footie just down the road - I think you'll find it so much more enjoyable - bring on the Villa - we might not win but hey we're in the tie to start with - good luck for your next bog roll cup game. Malkym
  • Score: 2

8:37am Sun 30 Sep 12

Malkym says...

adlibber wrote:
Beyond parody beyond redemption beyond saving - we have taken a giant leap backwards. Wilder is a man who can't believe his luck too hopeless to continue too expensive to sack. Lenagan no better than Kassam- everybody wants to make money out of a pot that's empty. Le God - one day our paths will cross - I look forward to that day...
and what will you do Oh mighty U'sless one
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: Beyond parody beyond redemption beyond saving - we have taken a giant leap backwards. Wilder is a man who can't believe his luck too hopeless to continue too expensive to sack. Lenagan no better than Kassam- everybody wants to make money out of a pot that's empty. Le God - one day our paths will cross - I look forward to that day...[/p][/quote]and what will you do Oh mighty U'sless one Malkym
  • Score: 0

10:03am Sun 30 Sep 12

bigchet says...

did not want to comment until we here what il has to say on monday, but we were within a whisker of taking a point from the game whiich would maybe have changed the tone of todays comments. think we must stick with cw until christmas and see what the situation is then.,its easy to say sack the manager but it would cost money to do so and though there would be no shortage of applicants simply because so many exmanagers are out of a job but i think we lack sufficient clout to tempt a serving manager from another league club so we would be forced to look at nonleague managers..suggest club shop stock up with valium as i think we may need it.
did not want to comment until we here what il has to say on monday, but we were within a whisker of taking a point from the game whiich would maybe have changed the tone of todays comments. think we must stick with cw until christmas and see what the situation is then.,its easy to say sack the manager but it would cost money to do so and though there would be no shortage of applicants simply because so many exmanagers are out of a job but i think we lack sufficient clout to tempt a serving manager from another league club so we would be forced to look at nonleague managers..suggest club shop stock up with valium as i think we may need it. bigchet
  • Score: -1

10:29am Sun 30 Sep 12

jbowling says...

Yes great idea - give him till Christmas -no let's give him till the end of the season.

We are too good to go down. We are playing good stuff just not scoring enough and letting too many in.

When the injured players are back it'll be different.
Yes great idea - give him till Christmas -no let's give him till the end of the season. We are too good to go down. We are playing good stuff just not scoring enough and letting too many in. When the injured players are back it'll be different. jbowling
  • Score: 0

10:41am Sun 30 Sep 12

newoxford says...

i have supported o.u.f.c since 1960. alas these days from afar........ it seems that a decent centre forward is needed. robbie fowler was on football focus yesterday saying that he is looking for a club to do a job for.in any division. worth a punt. vast experiance at all levels..... surley he cant do any worse, no matter what his age is...... he might be to expencive for o.u, then again he might not... worth a shot ?????????
i have supported o.u.f.c since 1960. alas these days from afar........ it seems that a decent centre forward is needed. robbie fowler was on football focus yesterday saying that he is looking for a club to do a job for.in any division. worth a punt. vast experiance at all levels..... surley he cant do any worse, no matter what his age is...... he might be to expencive for o.u, then again he might not... worth a shot ????????? newoxford
  • Score: 3

10:57am Sun 30 Sep 12

adlibber says...

Malkym wrote:
adlibber wrote:
Beyond parody beyond redemption beyond saving - we have taken a giant leap backwards. Wilder is a man who can't believe his luck too hopeless to continue too expensive to sack. Lenagan no better than Kassam- everybody wants to make money out of a pot that's empty. Le God - one day our paths will cross - I look forward to that day...
and what will you do Oh mighty U'sless one
well I won't do the same as you and keep blindfold on until we're back in the Conference
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: Beyond parody beyond redemption beyond saving - we have taken a giant leap backwards. Wilder is a man who can't believe his luck too hopeless to continue too expensive to sack. Lenagan no better than Kassam- everybody wants to make money out of a pot that's empty. Le God - one day our paths will cross - I look forward to that day...[/p][/quote]and what will you do Oh mighty U'sless one[/p][/quote]well I won't do the same as you and keep blindfold on until we're back in the Conference adlibber
  • Score: 0

11:01am Sun 30 Sep 12

adlibber says...

Malkym wrote:
adlibber wrote:
Beyond parody beyond redemption beyond saving - we have taken a giant leap backwards. Wilder is a man who can't believe his luck too hopeless to continue too expensive to sack. Lenagan no better than Kassam- everybody wants to make money out of a pot that's empty. Le God - one day our paths will cross - I look forward to that day...
and what will you do Oh mighty U'sless one
oh I see you're a troll - one that thrives on relentless attacks on a woman - Is this how you work in Swindon. You're as gutless as Le God - maybe you and him spend so much time on here because your own small unimaginative town has made you outcasts - it would figure.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: Beyond parody beyond redemption beyond saving - we have taken a giant leap backwards. Wilder is a man who can't believe his luck too hopeless to continue too expensive to sack. Lenagan no better than Kassam- everybody wants to make money out of a pot that's empty. Le God - one day our paths will cross - I look forward to that day...[/p][/quote]and what will you do Oh mighty U'sless one[/p][/quote]oh I see you're a troll - one that thrives on relentless attacks on a woman - Is this how you work in Swindon. You're as gutless as Le God - maybe you and him spend so much time on here because your own small unimaginative town has made you outcasts - it would figure. adlibber
  • Score: -1

11:10am Sun 30 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

adlibber wrote:
Malkym wrote:
adlibber wrote:
Beyond parody beyond redemption beyond saving - we have taken a giant leap backwards. Wilder is a man who can't believe his luck too hopeless to continue too expensive to sack. Lenagan no better than Kassam- everybody wants to make money out of a pot that's empty. Le God - one day our paths will cross - I look forward to that day...
and what will you do Oh mighty U'sless one
oh I see you're a troll - one that thrives on relentless attacks on a woman - Is this how you work in Swindon. You're as gutless as Le God - maybe you and him spend so much time on here because your own small unimaginative town has made you outcasts - it would figure.
Oh dear, here we go, another fall back on the ol' Tripadvisor quote when they have run out of ammo. - yawn !!!.

Would hardly class a few invites to watch decent football an 'attack', more like trying to help and assist a person out of their misery more like.

Have a good week you lot.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: Beyond parody beyond redemption beyond saving - we have taken a giant leap backwards. Wilder is a man who can't believe his luck too hopeless to continue too expensive to sack. Lenagan no better than Kassam- everybody wants to make money out of a pot that's empty. Le God - one day our paths will cross - I look forward to that day...[/p][/quote]and what will you do Oh mighty U'sless one[/p][/quote]oh I see you're a troll - one that thrives on relentless attacks on a woman - Is this how you work in Swindon. You're as gutless as Le God - maybe you and him spend so much time on here because your own small unimaginative town has made you outcasts - it would figure.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, here we go, another fall back on the ol' Tripadvisor quote when they have run out of ammo. - yawn !!!. Would hardly class a few invites to watch decent football an 'attack', more like trying to help and assist a person out of their misery more like. Have a good week you lot. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

11:26am Sun 30 Sep 12

stfc2011 says...

get over it its 6 defeats, Im sure Di canio lost 4 out of his first 5 wasnt it and look what happened there, promotion. Give Wilder a bit of time, he has injurys, and has done a good job with Oxford in all fairness. I say give him another month to see if he can turn it around, if not then sack him.
get over it its 6 defeats, Im sure Di canio lost 4 out of his first 5 wasnt it and look what happened there, promotion. Give Wilder a bit of time, he has injurys, and has done a good job with Oxford in all fairness. I say give him another month to see if he can turn it around, if not then sack him. stfc2011
  • Score: 0

11:29am Sun 30 Sep 12

Anewoufc says...

Isn't it about time the current board left and let the club be run by LOCAL people who aren't in it for the money?

I hear the chairman has applied for several jobs at other clubs in the past 6 mths ... Clearly seeing OUFC as a stepping stone !

Club is going nowhere but NON league again with this bunch in charge!
Isn't it about time the current board left and let the club be run by LOCAL people who aren't in it for the money? I hear the chairman has applied for several jobs at other clubs in the past 6 mths ... Clearly seeing OUFC as a stepping stone ! Club is going nowhere but NON league again with this bunch in charge! Anewoufc
  • Score: 0

11:41am Sun 30 Sep 12

BigAlBiker says...

Harry Redknapp is available, he'll I'd spend the money to get him as Wilder has lost the plot.

He has done well, but his level topped out last season, time for a change.
Harry Redknapp is available, he'll I'd spend the money to get him as Wilder has lost the plot. He has done well, but his level topped out last season, time for a change. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -31

12:24pm Sun 30 Sep 12

LeGod says...

oh bless you all your upset.

Harry Redknapp - now you are clutching at straws.

after all your mouthing off last season to us they say what goes around comes around and nothing is more satisfactory seeing you lot crying in your beer as you are the most obnoxious lot of fans who think your bigger than you are and all you are is a team back in the football league but at the best Wilder is taking you back to where you belong -THE CONFERENCE and im loving every minute of your club going down the league.
oh bless you all your upset. Harry Redknapp - now you are clutching at straws. after all your mouthing off last season to us they say what goes around comes around and nothing is more satisfactory seeing you lot crying in your beer as you are the most obnoxious lot of fans who think your bigger than you are and all you are is a team back in the football league but at the best Wilder is taking you back to where you belong -THE CONFERENCE and im loving every minute of your club going down the league. LeGod
  • Score: 0

12:59pm Sun 30 Sep 12

wend says...

I think DW is getting far too much criticism. This is a relatively small club with a small squad, small budget and a long injury list. Flipmode suggests "do the math" and this is quite right. It needs to be remembered that no club anywhere is too big or too good for the league they are in - perhaps with the exception of Glasgow Rangers who are where they are for disciplinary reasons. Back the club, back the team and back the manager. They will almost certainly beat Wimbledon on Tuesday and gain confidence and self belief from that. It's early doors in the season and anything can happen.
I think DW is getting far too much criticism. This is a relatively small club with a small squad, small budget and a long injury list. Flipmode suggests "do the math" and this is quite right. It needs to be remembered that no club anywhere is too big or too good for the league they are in - perhaps with the exception of Glasgow Rangers who are where they are for disciplinary reasons. Back the club, back the team and back the manager. They will almost certainly beat Wimbledon on Tuesday and gain confidence and self belief from that. It's early doors in the season and anything can happen. wend
  • Score: -1

12:59pm Sun 30 Sep 12

remberingthe80s says...

sorry to hear that willder has just gone. about time too thanks me wilder for getting us back in the leauge, but you were no good for this club in this league.
maybe just maybe harry isnt out of the question he has good links with jim smith.
remmber him. i remmber someone saying he wouldnt come back a few years ago.
the needs a new ground and new onwers someone with vison and mouth and sorry to say mr branson isnt interested, but harry has money and mouth.
lets see.
all this has happened as sson as mr Lenagan as turn up so there is a power vacum.mr lenagan
sorry to hear that willder has just gone. about time too thanks me wilder for getting us back in the leauge, but you were no good for this club in this league. maybe just maybe harry isnt out of the question he has good links with jim smith. remmber him. i remmber someone saying he wouldnt come back a few years ago. the needs a new ground and new onwers someone with vison and mouth and sorry to say mr branson isnt interested, but harry has money and mouth. lets see. all this has happened as sson as mr Lenagan as turn up so there is a power vacum.mr lenagan remberingthe80s
  • Score: -1

1:00pm Sun 30 Sep 12

oldun says...

We weren't small for most of the years from 68 until 98. This problem must pass - soon please . One day we will get a decent manager - please!!
We weren't small for most of the years from 68 until 98. This problem must pass - soon please . One day we will get a decent manager - please!! oldun
  • Score: 0

1:00pm Sun 30 Sep 12

oldun says...

We weren't small for most of the years from 68 until 98. This problem must pass - soon please . One day we will get a decent manager - please!!
We weren't small for most of the years from 68 until 98. This problem must pass - soon please . One day we will get a decent manager - please!! oldun
  • Score: 0

1:01pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Harry Redknapp is available, he'll I'd spend the money to get him as Wilder has lost the plot.

He has done well, but his level topped out last season, time for a change.
Sorry BigAl but you must be on something really strong .... If you were 'arry would you honestly take on this mess, or given the choice Bornmuff with their Russian money backers., or just have a year out and poddle around your Sandbanks home.
No brainer eh !
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Harry Redknapp is available, he'll I'd spend the money to get him as Wilder has lost the plot. He has done well, but his level topped out last season, time for a change.[/p][/quote]Sorry BigAl but you must be on something really strong .... If you were 'arry would you honestly take on this mess, or given the choice Bornmuff with their Russian money backers., or just have a year out and poddle around your Sandbanks home. No brainer eh ! Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

1:05pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

oldun wrote:
We weren't small for most of the years from 68 until 98. This problem must pass - soon please . One day we will get a decent manager - please!!
I think also you need decent backers to clear the mill stone of the ground charges etc.. with some to spare for players.

Would CW be better if he could get the players in he wants and have a bigger squad.

We know what it is like on both sides of this awful situation.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: We weren't small for most of the years from 68 until 98. This problem must pass - soon please . One day we will get a decent manager - please!![/p][/quote]I think also you need decent backers to clear the mill stone of the ground charges etc.. with some to spare for players. Would CW be better if he could get the players in he wants and have a bigger squad. We know what it is like on both sides of this awful situation. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

2:29pm Sun 30 Sep 12

The Manager says...

Wilder could still save the day if he was to take his head out the sand and throw the stubborness away and return to basics such as playing to big men up front to challenge central defenders and revert to a basic system that the players understand. As for the goalkeeping coach after yesterday I don't know how he could ever have the nerve to face Ryan Clarke again let alone coach him. Strikes me that there appears to be a lot of underhandedness behind the scenes which is becoming blatantly obvious as this situation drags on. Mr. Lenegan you need to address this as soon as possible or lose what respect you have left .
Wilder could still save the day if he was to take his head out the sand and throw the stubborness away and return to basics such as playing to big men up front to challenge central defenders and revert to a basic system that the players understand. As for the goalkeeping coach after yesterday I don't know how he could ever have the nerve to face Ryan Clarke again let alone coach him. Strikes me that there appears to be a lot of underhandedness behind the scenes which is becoming blatantly obvious as this situation drags on. Mr. Lenegan you need to address this as soon as possible or lose what respect you have left . The Manager
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2:43pm Sun 30 Sep 12

oldun says...

442 , Mr Wilder
442 , Mr Wilder oldun
  • Score: -1

2:52pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

oldun wrote:
442 , Mr Wilder
or P-4-.5 perhaps :o(
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: 442 , Mr Wilder[/p][/quote]or P-4-.5 perhaps :o( Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

3:00pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Sialan_99 says...

This season is not good enough and how long will U's get to top flight, as this pathetic, no excuses for poor performance or injuries, shouldn't have gone and sign experinced unattched player to strength the team not loan transfer! Wilder out! Time for a new start with new manager and better players!
This season is not good enough and how long will U's get to top flight, as this pathetic, no excuses for poor performance or injuries, shouldn't have gone and sign experinced unattched player to strength the team not loan transfer! Wilder out! Time for a new start with new manager and better players! Sialan_99
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Sun 30 Sep 12

oldun says...

Top flight??? I would settle for getting to the third flight - next season (after a 12 year gap!!) .


There are lots of little clubs in there - who are obviously much better run and managed .


No , I did not say that United are as big as the biggest clubs in the third tier - but we are bigger than most - and you know it
Top flight??? I would settle for getting to the third flight - next season (after a 12 year gap!!) . There are lots of little clubs in there - who are obviously much better run and managed . No , I did not say that United are as big as the biggest clubs in the third tier - but we are bigger than most - and you know it oldun
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Sun 30 Sep 12

oldun says...

Top flight??? I would settle for getting to the third flight - next season (after a 12 year gap!!) .


There are lots of little clubs in there - who are obviously much better run and managed .


No , I did not say that United are as big as the biggest clubs in the third tier - but we are bigger than most - and you know it
Top flight??? I would settle for getting to the third flight - next season (after a 12 year gap!!) . There are lots of little clubs in there - who are obviously much better run and managed . No , I did not say that United are as big as the biggest clubs in the third tier - but we are bigger than most - and you know it oldun
  • Score: 1

3:50pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Flipmode says...

Raaaaaaar... Glad i made it to see oufc beat swindon.. We have no money.. Its too riskey to overspend.. Div 2 next season.. Nobodys fault, its life

Yellows♥
Raaaaaaar... Glad i made it to see oufc beat swindon.. We have no money.. Its too riskey to overspend.. Div 2 next season.. Nobodys fault, its life Yellows♥ Flipmode
  • Score: -3

4:34pm Sun 30 Sep 12

dave from witney says...

Anewoufc wrote:
Isn't it about time the current board left and let the club be run by LOCAL people who aren't in it for the money?

I hear the chairman has applied for several jobs at other clubs in the past 6 mths ... Clearly seeing OUFC as a stepping stone !

Club is going nowhere but NON league again with this bunch in charge!
Just what are you on !!!. Can you name one 'local' persson who is willing to put in money and run the club then. What I would like to know is how anyone can apply for a 'job' as a Managing Director/Chairman of a football club. I.L. is here whether for the long stay nobody knows, however it's his money keeping the club afloat and up to him to make the right decisions. Lets hope he makes the right one now for the sake of our season. As for Saturday, plenty of possession and a few more shots than of late, but far too many mistakes. Our dispair at the lack of improving the squad over the close season has as we all expected, come back to haunt us. It's no good Wilder and Lewis blaming injuries, those players on the sidelines...Leven..g
ood start last year, but tailed off. Chapman, a better option than some, but still not the greatest..Dubes, again can be good, but not too consistent in the second half of last year. Davies...promised well but then went downhill. Who really can you look to and say hand on heart when they are back..we will be better every week and get us up in the top seven . Plus we have a £200k striker who can't score goals, a couple of seasons ago he would have taken his chance in the last five minutes on Saturday. In all a pretty poor squad..fit or otherwise. A new broom is needed and quickly.
[quote][p][bold]Anewoufc[/bold] wrote: Isn't it about time the current board left and let the club be run by LOCAL people who aren't in it for the money? I hear the chairman has applied for several jobs at other clubs in the past 6 mths ... Clearly seeing OUFC as a stepping stone ! Club is going nowhere but NON league again with this bunch in charge![/p][/quote]Just what are you on !!!. Can you name one 'local' persson who is willing to put in money and run the club then. What I would like to know is how anyone can apply for a 'job' as a Managing Director/Chairman of a football club. I.L. is here whether for the long stay nobody knows, however it's his money keeping the club afloat and up to him to make the right decisions. Lets hope he makes the right one now for the sake of our season. As for Saturday, plenty of possession and a few more shots than of late, but far too many mistakes. Our dispair at the lack of improving the squad over the close season has as we all expected, come back to haunt us. It's no good Wilder and Lewis blaming injuries, those players on the sidelines...Leven..g ood start last year, but tailed off. Chapman, a better option than some, but still not the greatest..Dubes, again can be good, but not too consistent in the second half of last year. Davies...promised well but then went downhill. Who really can you look to and say hand on heart when they are back..we will be better every week and get us up in the top seven . Plus we have a £200k striker who can't score goals, a couple of seasons ago he would have taken his chance in the last five minutes on Saturday. In all a pretty poor squad..fit or otherwise. A new broom is needed and quickly. dave from witney
  • Score: 1

6:26pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Brenda Jackson says...

The amount of trolls from swinedom grunting and snorting on here is very amusing, proof they really do keep it in the family.
Sad as they are, there's a little sympathy,
poor little things having to big themselves up by bragging about 'their' team and how somehow it makes them better than they really are.
'We' support our Club and are proud to do so, not our fault we have not got the Leadership at the top -yet, to deliver the success on the pitch, we will have -and soon, i'm certain of that. Another thing i'm certain of, no matter what position our team is in- we're so glad we don't live in the skip.
The amount of trolls from swinedom grunting and snorting on here is very amusing, proof they really do keep it in the family. Sad as they are, there's a little sympathy, poor little things having to big themselves up by bragging about 'their' team and how somehow it makes them better than they really are. 'We' support our Club and are proud to do so, not our fault we have not got the Leadership at the top -yet, to deliver the success on the pitch, we will have -and soon, i'm certain of that. Another thing i'm certain of, no matter what position our team is in- we're so glad we don't live in the skip. Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 0

6:50pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Beau champ mummy says...

Lenagan out and take ur bum chums with u
Lenagan out and take ur bum chums with u Beau champ mummy
  • Score: 0

7:41pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Malkym says...

Brenda Jackson wrote:
The amount of trolls from swinedom grunting and snorting on here is very amusing, proof they really do keep it in the family. Sad as they are, there's a little sympathy, poor little things having to big themselves up by bragging about 'their' team and how somehow it makes them better than they really are. 'We' support our Club and are proud to do so, not our fault we have not got the Leadership at the top -yet, to deliver the success on the pitch, we will have -and soon, i'm certain of that. Another thing i'm certain of, no matter what position our team is in- we're so glad we don't live in the skip.
Bren -tell Addlibber you're not a woman are you! Methinks you should add an N to your handle -then we'd have it eh! Sorry but can't see you turning the tide anytime soon.

Flipmode - keep that little thought -and boy is it little, that you saw the "mighty" pmsl - Pox beat the cream in the p1ss pot -hang on to that dream my boy cos you'll need it as you trawl the depths of the Blue square again -not seen L1 for 12 years eh? Not likely to for another 12 x12 methinks - have a great week everybody especially Brenda - love and hugs if you are of the female gender :)
[quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: The amount of trolls from swinedom grunting and snorting on here is very amusing, proof they really do keep it in the family. Sad as they are, there's a little sympathy, poor little things having to big themselves up by bragging about 'their' team and how somehow it makes them better than they really are. 'We' support our Club and are proud to do so, not our fault we have not got the Leadership at the top -yet, to deliver the success on the pitch, we will have -and soon, i'm certain of that. Another thing i'm certain of, no matter what position our team is in- we're so glad we don't live in the skip.[/p][/quote]Bren -tell Addlibber you're not a woman are you! Methinks you should add an N to your handle -then we'd have it eh! Sorry but can't see you turning the tide anytime soon. Flipmode - keep that little thought -and boy is it little, that you saw the "mighty" pmsl - Pox beat the cream in the p1ss pot -hang on to that dream my boy cos you'll need it as you trawl the depths of the Blue square again -not seen L1 for 12 years eh? Not likely to for another 12 x12 methinks - have a great week everybody especially Brenda - love and hugs if you are of the female gender :) Malkym
  • Score: 1

10:28pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Simon84 says...

jbowling wrote:
Yes great idea - give him till Christmas -no let's give him till the end of the season.

We are too good to go down. We are playing good stuff just not scoring enough and letting too many in.

When the injured players are back it'll be different.
The club thought we were too good to go down when we fell out of the league last time. Players and management all said it and it took us a while to get back. We cannot ever make that mistake again. Sadly last time we did this Lenegan was owner as well or at least part owner anyway. Lets hope heads arn't buried in the sand again and the same happens again.

To say we are playng good stuff you should of gone to specs*vers or your just going to different matches than everyone else.
[quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: Yes great idea - give him till Christmas -no let's give him till the end of the season. We are too good to go down. We are playing good stuff just not scoring enough and letting too many in. When the injured players are back it'll be different.[/p][/quote]The club thought we were too good to go down when we fell out of the league last time. Players and management all said it and it took us a while to get back. We cannot ever make that mistake again. Sadly last time we did this Lenegan was owner as well or at least part owner anyway. Lets hope heads arn't buried in the sand again and the same happens again. To say we are playng good stuff you should of gone to specs*vers or your just going to different matches than everyone else. Simon84
  • Score: -1

8:09am Mon 1 Oct 12

oldun says...

Playing good stuff?? Not since about January
Playing good stuff?? Not since about January oldun
  • Score: 1

1:34pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Malkym says...

Simon84 wrote:
jbowling wrote: Yes great idea - give him till Christmas -no let's give him till the end of the season. We are too good to go down. We are playing good stuff just not scoring enough and letting too many in. When the injured players are back it'll be different.
The club thought we were too good to go down when we fell out of the league last time. Players and management all said it and it took us a while to get back. We cannot ever make that mistake again. Sadly last time we did this Lenegan was owner as well or at least part owner anyway. Lets hope heads arn't buried in the sand again and the same happens again. To say we are playng good stuff you should of gone to specs*vers or your just going to different matches than everyone else.
Down down deeper and down !! If you want to see real good stuff - you need to go to the County Ground - go on you know it makes sense.
[quote][p][bold]Simon84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: Yes great idea - give him till Christmas -no let's give him till the end of the season. We are too good to go down. We are playing good stuff just not scoring enough and letting too many in. When the injured players are back it'll be different.[/p][/quote]The club thought we were too good to go down when we fell out of the league last time. Players and management all said it and it took us a while to get back. We cannot ever make that mistake again. Sadly last time we did this Lenegan was owner as well or at least part owner anyway. Lets hope heads arn't buried in the sand again and the same happens again. To say we are playng good stuff you should of gone to specs*vers or your just going to different matches than everyone else.[/p][/quote]Down down deeper and down !! If you want to see real good stuff - you need to go to the County Ground - go on you know it makes sense. Malkym
  • Score: 1

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