Oxford United's boss says his side have the flexibility to succeed

Alfie Potter was given licence to roam at Bradford

Alfie Potter was given licence to roam at Bradford

First published in U's News Banbury Cake: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

CHRIS Wilder thinks Oxford United’s win at Bradford City with a changed formation proves his side are tactically flexible – a key feature if they are to mount a promotion charge.

The U’s deployed a 3-4-3 system at Valley Parade, while at the other end of the pitch, Justin Richards’s physical presence was preferred to top- scorer Tom Craddock.

One of the most assured displays of the season followed and the visitors dominated for long spells, running out 2-1 winners.

Wilder has favoured a 4-3-3 system, but for much of this season they have lined up 4-4-2 to accommodate the strike partnership of James Constable and Craddock.

The ability to use a variety of tactical shapes will be a valuable weapon as United look to continue climbing towards npower League Two’s top seven, but United’s boss feels it is nothing new.

He said: “I think we’ve always been flexible. I never understand this criticism we receive that we’re not.

“We played 4-3-3 to get us up, we played some fantastic football in the first two seasons (back in the Football League) playing it.

“Then we’ve changed and looked at personnel to go with 4-4-2, which has worked well for us.

“Against Bradford, we went with three centre halves.

“It’s not about systems, it’s about the players producing good performances and taking on board what we want to put into them.

“First and foremost, whatever shape we’re in we want to pass the ball and we did that. We opened Bradford up and made chance after chance.”

Another tweak involved wingers Sean Rigg and Alfie Potter, who at times operated on opposite sides and in narrower roles compared with their usual positions. This had a say in both United’s goals.

Rigg, normally a left-winger, equalised with a shot from a central position, while right-winger Potter earned the match-winning penalty with a surge from the left.

Rigg said: “Me and Alfie have been playing out wide and at Bradford we played inside and on the opposite side.

“You’ve got to adapt quickly, but we managed to do that and it paid off.

“When I’m out wide on the left it gives me an opportunity to cross more, but I do like to come inside and gets shots off.”

Peter Leven, who scored the U’s winner, felt it worked well.

He said: “I think the last time we did that when I played was Southend away (last season) and we battered them as well.

“We were unlucky to lose that day, but at Bradford we passed the ball really well and dominated the whole match.”

* COVERS have been laid on the Kassam Stadium pitch in a bid to help Oxford United’s game this Saturday to go ahead.

Groundstaff took the measure on Tuesday morning to protect the playing surface from freezing temperatures ahead of the clash with Rotherham United.

The condition will be monitored closely, particularly with snow expected.

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9:07am Thu 17 Jan 13

BigAlBiker says...

Get some heaters blowing warm air under the covers especially at the North stand corner with the East Stand.

Seems Scumdon may go into Administration.
Get some heaters blowing warm air under the covers especially at the North stand corner with the East Stand. Seems Scumdon may go into Administration. BigAlBiker
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10:44am Thu 17 Jan 13

Manor Born says...

Big Al: Yep and how funny that is. All last season and this, several people have pointed out to their supporters on here how they were overspending and it couldn't last. Oh no they cried, "we have a wealthy benefactor" and everything is rosy and wages were not spiralling out of control.

We know that when Lee Holmes joined them on loan at the end of last season, he was being paid almost double the wages of our top earner. It was always going to be unsustainable. What a shame.

At the same time, we were told consistently it was us who are heading for administration by the very same people.
Big Al: Yep and how funny that is. All last season and this, several people have pointed out to their supporters on here how they were overspending and it couldn't last. Oh no they cried, "we have a wealthy benefactor" and everything is rosy and wages were not spiralling out of control. We know that when Lee Holmes joined them on loan at the end of last season, he was being paid almost double the wages of our top earner. It was always going to be unsustainable. What a shame. At the same time, we were told consistently it was us who are heading for administration by the very same people. Manor Born
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11:51am Thu 17 Jan 13

adlibber says...

I suspect there will be an absence of certain wiltshire gloaters on here for awhile and it's hard not to laugh at the irony of their jibes of late. Then again we should wait to see what happens to us at end of season before savouring the moment. Our run looks promising and I hope this will turn into a a run that sneaks us into an automatic promotion spot. One thing CW really can't take any criticism can he- he seems to have a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified. He revels in the glory of course.

I'll still sit on the fence until end of season and if we go up CW can say he proved doubters wrong even though he didn't do the opposite when we limped out of play offs without a win in 7 games last season eh Chris?
Onwards and upwards
I suspect there will be an absence of certain wiltshire gloaters on here for awhile and it's hard not to laugh at the irony of their jibes of late. Then again we should wait to see what happens to us at end of season before savouring the moment. Our run looks promising and I hope this will turn into a a run that sneaks us into an automatic promotion spot. One thing CW really can't take any criticism can he- he seems to have a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified. He revels in the glory of course. I'll still sit on the fence until end of season and if we go up CW can say he proved doubters wrong even though he didn't do the opposite when we limped out of play offs without a win in 7 games last season eh Chris? Onwards and upwards adlibber
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12:26pm Thu 17 Jan 13

The 31st Ali says...

i'm a life long oxford fan and i feel relegation is on the cards, No strength in depth and lost a great player, lee Cox from a great club
i'm a life long oxford fan and i feel relegation is on the cards, No strength in depth and lost a great player, lee Cox from a great club The 31st Ali
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12:32pm Thu 17 Jan 13

The 31st Ali says...

WEST COUNTRY TRA LA LA WEST COUNTRY TRA LA LA
WEST COUNTRY TRA LA LA WEST COUNTRY TRA LA LA The 31st Ali
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1:15pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Great Catches says...

Be great to see Swindon lose 10 points for going into administration. Any comment from out Wurzel friends
Be great to see Swindon lose 10 points for going into administration. Any comment from out Wurzel friends Great Catches
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1:28pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Brenda Jackson says...

The 31st Ali wrote:
WEST COUNTRY TRA LA LA WEST COUNTRY TRA LA LA
And.. you're welcome to it... Tra LA LAA

Ad-ministration Ad-ministration we want the World to know how happy we will be... Tried to buy sucess, without success.. lol

If there's a god you lot will join lootun in the BSP next season..
[quote][p][bold]The 31st Ali[/bold] wrote: WEST COUNTRY TRA LA LA WEST COUNTRY TRA LA LA[/p][/quote]And.. you're welcome to it... Tra LA LAA Ad-ministration Ad-ministration we want the World to know how happy we will be... Tried to buy sucess, without success.. lol If there's a god you lot will join lootun in the BSP next season.. Brenda Jackson
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1:29pm Thu 17 Jan 13

BigYellowScarf says...

adlibber wrote:
I suspect there will be an absence of certain wiltshire gloaters on here for awhile and it's hard not to laugh at the irony of their jibes of late. Then again we should wait to see what happens to us at end of season before savouring the moment. Our run looks promising and I hope this will turn into a a run that sneaks us into an automatic promotion spot. One thing CW really can't take any criticism can he- he seems to have a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified. He revels in the glory of course.

I'll still sit on the fence until end of season and if we go up CW can say he proved doubters wrong even though he didn't do the opposite when we limped out of play offs without a win in 7 games last season eh Chris?
Onwards and upwards
Why can’t you give your digs at CW a rest? What exactly is the point of going on and obsessively on like some sad bully? You say “he has a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified”. Justified? Really? Wilder’s referring to the accusation that his tactics are inflexible (“No Plan B” as you’ve said over and over like a stuck record), which to anyone with any understanding of the game is manifestly not the case. You blame him that “we limped out of the playoffs” last season – yes, “limped” is the right word because the side was devastated by injuries (and it's been disrupted for most of this season, too), but you’re one of the strange people who seem to be oblivious to this. In fact in a recent post you amazingly said that you “didn’t buy the injury jinx”. Did you mean by this that you didn’t think the number of injuries in the last calendar year has been exceptional? Or did you mean you didn’t think injuries mattered, and were just an “excuse”? Either way I’d keep it to yourself, because it suggests you’ve never been involved in football. Sadly, the sum of your understanding seems to be scorelines.

Good luck, CW. You’re doing a great job. Come on you yellows.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: I suspect there will be an absence of certain wiltshire gloaters on here for awhile and it's hard not to laugh at the irony of their jibes of late. Then again we should wait to see what happens to us at end of season before savouring the moment. Our run looks promising and I hope this will turn into a a run that sneaks us into an automatic promotion spot. One thing CW really can't take any criticism can he- he seems to have a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified. He revels in the glory of course. I'll still sit on the fence until end of season and if we go up CW can say he proved doubters wrong even though he didn't do the opposite when we limped out of play offs without a win in 7 games last season eh Chris? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Why can’t you give your digs at CW a rest? What exactly is the point of going on and obsessively on like some sad bully? You say “he has a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified”. Justified? Really? Wilder’s referring to the accusation that his tactics are inflexible (“No Plan B” as you’ve said over and over like a stuck record), which to anyone with any understanding of the game is manifestly not the case. You blame him that “we limped out of the playoffs” last season – yes, “limped” is the right word because the side was devastated by injuries (and it's been disrupted for most of this season, too), but you’re one of the strange people who seem to be oblivious to this. In fact in a recent post you amazingly said that you “didn’t buy the injury jinx”. Did you mean by this that you didn’t think the number of injuries in the last calendar year has been exceptional? Or did you mean you didn’t think injuries mattered, and were just an “excuse”? Either way I’d keep it to yourself, because it suggests you’ve never been involved in football. Sadly, the sum of your understanding seems to be scorelines. Good luck, CW. You’re doing a great job. Come on you yellows. BigYellowScarf
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3:19pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Brenda Jackson says...

And how long do you think this 'success' can last, about as long as it takes for your sugar daddy to get bored and fed up of throwing good money after bad i suspect.
Enjoy it while you can.

'' + Ox's are QUITE little badgers''

Moron.
And how long do you think this 'success' can last, about as long as it takes for your sugar daddy to get bored and fed up of throwing good money after bad i suspect. Enjoy it while you can. '' + Ox's are QUITE little badgers'' Moron. Brenda Jackson
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4:03pm Thu 17 Jan 13

oldun says...

adlibber wrote:
I suspect there will be an absence of certain wiltshire gloaters on here for awhile and it's hard not to laugh at the irony of their jibes of late. Then again we should wait to see what happens to us at end of season before savouring the moment. Our run looks promising and I hope this will turn into a a run that sneaks us into an automatic promotion spot. One thing CW really can't take any criticism can he- he seems to have a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified. He revels in the glory of course.

I'll still sit on the fence until end of season and if we go up CW can say he proved doubters wrong even though he didn't do the opposite when we limped out of play offs without a win in 7 games last season eh Chris?
Onwards and upwards
Yep - he so often prickles when criticised . Pity - I thought it was only losers like myself who could not take criticism. No more knocking your critics CW - it doesn't help you
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: I suspect there will be an absence of certain wiltshire gloaters on here for awhile and it's hard not to laugh at the irony of their jibes of late. Then again we should wait to see what happens to us at end of season before savouring the moment. Our run looks promising and I hope this will turn into a a run that sneaks us into an automatic promotion spot. One thing CW really can't take any criticism can he- he seems to have a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified. He revels in the glory of course. I'll still sit on the fence until end of season and if we go up CW can say he proved doubters wrong even though he didn't do the opposite when we limped out of play offs without a win in 7 games last season eh Chris? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Yep - he so often prickles when criticised . Pity - I thought it was only losers like myself who could not take criticism. No more knocking your critics CW - it doesn't help you oldun
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4:05pm Thu 17 Jan 13

oldun says...

BigYellowScarf wrote:
adlibber wrote:
I suspect there will be an absence of certain wiltshire gloaters on here for awhile and it's hard not to laugh at the irony of their jibes of late. Then again we should wait to see what happens to us at end of season before savouring the moment. Our run looks promising and I hope this will turn into a a run that sneaks us into an automatic promotion spot. One thing CW really can't take any criticism can he- he seems to have a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified. He revels in the glory of course.

I'll still sit on the fence until end of season and if we go up CW can say he proved doubters wrong even though he didn't do the opposite when we limped out of play offs without a win in 7 games last season eh Chris?
Onwards and upwards
Why can’t you give your digs at CW a rest? What exactly is the point of going on and obsessively on like some sad bully? You say “he has a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified”. Justified? Really? Wilder’s referring to the accusation that his tactics are inflexible (“No Plan B” as you’ve said over and over like a stuck record), which to anyone with any understanding of the game is manifestly not the case. You blame him that “we limped out of the playoffs” last season – yes, “limped” is the right word because the side was devastated by injuries (and it's been disrupted for most of this season, too), but you’re one of the strange people who seem to be oblivious to this. In fact in a recent post you amazingly said that you “didn’t buy the injury jinx”. Did you mean by this that you didn’t think the number of injuries in the last calendar year has been exceptional? Or did you mean you didn’t think injuries mattered, and were just an “excuse”? Either way I’d keep it to yourself, because it suggests you’ve never been involved in football. Sadly, the sum of your understanding seems to be scorelines.

Good luck, CW. You’re doing a great job. Come on you yellows.
Narr - he should not make his digs at supporters. Come on CW and prove me wrong - take us up this season - we can do it. COYY
[quote][p][bold]BigYellowScarf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: I suspect there will be an absence of certain wiltshire gloaters on here for awhile and it's hard not to laugh at the irony of their jibes of late. Then again we should wait to see what happens to us at end of season before savouring the moment. Our run looks promising and I hope this will turn into a a run that sneaks us into an automatic promotion spot. One thing CW really can't take any criticism can he- he seems to have a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified. He revels in the glory of course. I'll still sit on the fence until end of season and if we go up CW can say he proved doubters wrong even though he didn't do the opposite when we limped out of play offs without a win in 7 games last season eh Chris? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Why can’t you give your digs at CW a rest? What exactly is the point of going on and obsessively on like some sad bully? You say “he has a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified”. Justified? Really? Wilder’s referring to the accusation that his tactics are inflexible (“No Plan B” as you’ve said over and over like a stuck record), which to anyone with any understanding of the game is manifestly not the case. You blame him that “we limped out of the playoffs” last season – yes, “limped” is the right word because the side was devastated by injuries (and it's been disrupted for most of this season, too), but you’re one of the strange people who seem to be oblivious to this. In fact in a recent post you amazingly said that you “didn’t buy the injury jinx”. Did you mean by this that you didn’t think the number of injuries in the last calendar year has been exceptional? Or did you mean you didn’t think injuries mattered, and were just an “excuse”? Either way I’d keep it to yourself, because it suggests you’ve never been involved in football. Sadly, the sum of your understanding seems to be scorelines. Good luck, CW. You’re doing a great job. Come on you yellows.[/p][/quote]Narr - he should not make his digs at supporters. Come on CW and prove me wrong - take us up this season - we can do it. COYY oldun
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5:36pm Thu 17 Jan 13

BenkiuGuasu says...

Wilder is a sensitive fella. Despite knowing that the majority of people who criticise him over formations don't know what they are talking about - he still seems hurt by it.

Like, I bet the majority of people who demand he play 4-4-2 wouldn't even recognise a 4-4-2 when the see one, and wouldn't be able to explain what it is about 4-4-2 that would suit our squad of players better.

I continue to back Wilder, I think he's doing a good job, and his transfer dealings have been very good. He did let Bulman go, which was a big mistake - but all manager make mistakes, and he is still young and improving. Remember Fergie's signing of Taibi?

I back us to go on and reach the play offs, which I think would be a reasonable position to finish in, especially after our poor start.
Wilder is a sensitive fella. Despite knowing that the majority of people who criticise him over formations don't know what they are talking about - he still seems hurt by it. Like, I bet the majority of people who demand he play 4-4-2 wouldn't even recognise a 4-4-2 when the see one, and wouldn't be able to explain what it is about 4-4-2 that would suit our squad of players better. I continue to back Wilder, I think he's doing a good job, and his transfer dealings have been very good. He did let Bulman go, which was a big mistake - but all manager make mistakes, and he is still young and improving. Remember Fergie's signing of Taibi? I back us to go on and reach the play offs, which I think would be a reasonable position to finish in, especially after our poor start. BenkiuGuasu
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7:38pm Thu 17 Jan 13

jbowling says...

The play offs would be an exceptional performance given previous form. But to finish in the top seven in this league is surely the minimum we should expect.

Everyone's turned euphoric and Wilder is the master tactician all of a sudden. Let's hope so but we are twelfth and the momentum has to continue for some time yet
The play offs would be an exceptional performance given previous form. But to finish in the top seven in this league is surely the minimum we should expect. Everyone's turned euphoric and Wilder is the master tactician all of a sudden. Let's hope so but we are twelfth and the momentum has to continue for some time yet jbowling
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8:39pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Mac27 says...

lets all laugh at scumdon, lets all laugh at pig hill lalalala admin here they come bye bye paolo thanks 4 the laughs! maybe we should bid for richie before the window closes? apparently he wants out!
lets all laugh at scumdon, lets all laugh at pig hill lalalala admin here they come bye bye paolo thanks 4 the laughs! maybe we should bid for richie before the window closes? apparently he wants out! Mac27
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8:54pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Mac27 says...

tonights weather forecast minus 10 in swindon !
tonights weather forecast minus 10 in swindon ! Mac27
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9:02pm Thu 17 Jan 13

adlibber says...

BigYellowScarf wrote:
adlibber wrote:
I suspect there will be an absence of certain wiltshire gloaters on here for awhile and it's hard not to laugh at the irony of their jibes of late. Then again we should wait to see what happens to us at end of season before savouring the moment. Our run looks promising and I hope this will turn into a a run that sneaks us into an automatic promotion spot. One thing CW really can't take any criticism can he- he seems to have a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified. He revels in the glory of course.

I'll still sit on the fence until end of season and if we go up CW can say he proved doubters wrong even though he didn't do the opposite when we limped out of play offs without a win in 7 games last season eh Chris?
Onwards and upwards
Why can’t you give your digs at CW a rest? What exactly is the point of going on and obsessively on like some sad bully? You say “he has a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified”. Justified? Really? Wilder’s referring to the accusation that his tactics are inflexible (“No Plan B” as you’ve said over and over like a stuck record), which to anyone with any understanding of the game is manifestly not the case. You blame him that “we limped out of the playoffs” last season – yes, “limped” is the right word because the side was devastated by injuries (and it's been disrupted for most of this season, too), but you’re one of the strange people who seem to be oblivious to this. In fact in a recent post you amazingly said that you “didn’t buy the injury jinx”. Did you mean by this that you didn’t think the number of injuries in the last calendar year has been exceptional? Or did you mean you didn’t think injuries mattered, and were just an “excuse”? Either way I’d keep it to yourself, because it suggests you’ve never been involved in football. Sadly, the sum of your understanding seems to be scorelines.

Good luck, CW. You’re doing a great job. Come on you yellows.
CW's biggest fan apart from himself - your obsession with CW makes me think you're the man himself or your bedroom walls are covered with his face. You bang on about injuries as an excuse when it not a major issue for any other club with similar problems and squad size.

Actually reading your post convinces me your a close friend of CW and you're the secretary of his fan club. I'm happy with my football knowledge particularly compared to your blind faith approach. As for keeping it to myself I've the same right as you to post opinions.

Now go back to your obsession.If we go up CW will have done a great job if we don't he should go which will break your heart but that's football.

I'm the antithesis to your juvenile fan club attitude.
[quote][p][bold]BigYellowScarf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: I suspect there will be an absence of certain wiltshire gloaters on here for awhile and it's hard not to laugh at the irony of their jibes of late. Then again we should wait to see what happens to us at end of season before savouring the moment. Our run looks promising and I hope this will turn into a a run that sneaks us into an automatic promotion spot. One thing CW really can't take any criticism can he- he seems to have a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified. He revels in the glory of course. I'll still sit on the fence until end of season and if we go up CW can say he proved doubters wrong even though he didn't do the opposite when we limped out of play offs without a win in 7 games last season eh Chris? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Why can’t you give your digs at CW a rest? What exactly is the point of going on and obsessively on like some sad bully? You say “he has a dig at critics even when the criticism is justified”. Justified? Really? Wilder’s referring to the accusation that his tactics are inflexible (“No Plan B” as you’ve said over and over like a stuck record), which to anyone with any understanding of the game is manifestly not the case. You blame him that “we limped out of the playoffs” last season – yes, “limped” is the right word because the side was devastated by injuries (and it's been disrupted for most of this season, too), but you’re one of the strange people who seem to be oblivious to this. In fact in a recent post you amazingly said that you “didn’t buy the injury jinx”. Did you mean by this that you didn’t think the number of injuries in the last calendar year has been exceptional? Or did you mean you didn’t think injuries mattered, and were just an “excuse”? Either way I’d keep it to yourself, because it suggests you’ve never been involved in football. Sadly, the sum of your understanding seems to be scorelines. Good luck, CW. You’re doing a great job. Come on you yellows.[/p][/quote]CW's biggest fan apart from himself - your obsession with CW makes me think you're the man himself or your bedroom walls are covered with his face. You bang on about injuries as an excuse when it not a major issue for any other club with similar problems and squad size. Actually reading your post convinces me your a close friend of CW and you're the secretary of his fan club. I'm happy with my football knowledge particularly compared to your blind faith approach. As for keeping it to myself I've the same right as you to post opinions. Now go back to your obsession.If we go up CW will have done a great job if we don't he should go which will break your heart but that's football. I'm the antithesis to your juvenile fan club attitude. adlibber
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9:47pm Thu 17 Jan 13

karatavuk says...

Yes our players are flexible Chris. It's just a pity that you are not.
No Chris, we didn't play fantastic football with 4-3-3. We played some awful negative, boring football that sent the fans away in droves.
Now you have been forced to abandon it, we are playing some entertaining football at last. I just hope you don't get lured back into playing that way again if you want a new contract.
No you are not Pep Guardiola, Chris and Oxford United are not Barcelona.
Horses for courses I think.
Yes our players are flexible Chris. It's just a pity that you are not. No Chris, we didn't play fantastic football with 4-3-3. We played some awful negative, boring football that sent the fans away in droves. Now you have been forced to abandon it, we are playing some entertaining football at last. I just hope you don't get lured back into playing that way again if you want a new contract. No you are not Pep Guardiola, Chris and Oxford United are not Barcelona. Horses for courses I think. karatavuk
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10:03pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Chickengeorge44 says...

Enjoy the silence. That Chish to&l is a little quiet for once. Can't remember the other dopes name, but........

FOREVER IN DEBT!!!!

Priceless.
Enjoy the silence. That Chish to&l is a little quiet for once. Can't remember the other dopes name, but........ FOREVER IN DEBT!!!! Priceless. Chickengeorge44
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12:02am Fri 18 Jan 13

35 year fan says...

never seen so few scummers on our board. maybe mr chish is trying to wash away that persistent odour of fish. the recent news will only have made it more overpowering.

happy days.
never seen so few scummers on our board. maybe mr chish is trying to wash away that persistent odour of fish. the recent news will only have made it more overpowering. happy days. 35 year fan
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6:28am Fri 18 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Chickengeorge44 wrote:
Enjoy the silence. That Chish to&l is a little quiet for once. Can't remember the other dopes name, but........

FOREVER IN DEBT!!!!

Priceless.
Fraid not CG - you lot seem to think you know more than us about the admin and jumped on that idea we are going into it, sorry to disappoint, it was mentioned as an option but NOT necessarily going to happen, so wind yer necks back in and wait and see.
There are apparently already interested parties in buying the club, and perhaps selling the club now is considered prime time as it is a successful high flyer with a successful idolized manager in L1, and the possibility Championship next season- think yourself lucky your lot isn't up for sale .. think about that one.

Happy Days !
[quote][p][bold]Chickengeorge44[/bold] wrote: Enjoy the silence. That Chish to&l is a little quiet for once. Can't remember the other dopes name, but........ FOREVER IN DEBT!!!! Priceless.[/p][/quote]Fraid not CG - you lot seem to think you know more than us about the admin and jumped on that idea we are going into it, sorry to disappoint, it was mentioned as an option but NOT necessarily going to happen, so wind yer necks back in and wait and see. There are apparently already interested parties in buying the club, and perhaps selling the club now is considered prime time as it is a successful high flyer with a successful idolized manager in L1, and the possibility Championship next season- think yourself lucky your lot isn't up for sale .. think about that one. Happy Days ! Chish and Fips
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6:33am Fri 18 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

35 year fan wrote:
never seen so few scummers on our board. maybe mr chish is trying to wash away that persistent odour of fish. the recent news will only have made it more overpowering.

happy days.
Pathetic post - you felt you needed to have a pop but somehow you seem to be struggling to write something that is even mildly amusing or effective ... you wally !!
[quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: never seen so few scummers on our board. maybe mr chish is trying to wash away that persistent odour of fish. the recent news will only have made it more overpowering. happy days.[/p][/quote]Pathetic post - you felt you needed to have a pop but somehow you seem to be struggling to write something that is even mildly amusing or effective ... you wally !! Chish and Fips
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6:39am Fri 18 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Mac27 wrote:
lets all laugh at scumdon, lets all laugh at pig hill lalalala admin here they come bye bye paolo thanks 4 the laughs! maybe we should bid for richie before the window closes? apparently he wants out!
You couldn't even afford Lee Cox ... trying to say M Richie wants out - oh yeah - nice one - try again....
[quote][p][bold]Mac27[/bold] wrote: lets all laugh at scumdon, lets all laugh at pig hill lalalala admin here they come bye bye paolo thanks 4 the laughs! maybe we should bid for richie before the window closes? apparently he wants out![/p][/quote]You couldn't even afford Lee Cox ... trying to say M Richie wants out - oh yeah - nice one - try again.... Chish and Fips
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6:44am Fri 18 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

I am playing catch up here, as I was working away yesterday - so does that answer the fan mail as to why I didn't answer your obvious concerns and queries yesterday.

The words of support for the L1 club down the A420, we'll make a note of this and obviously return the complement at a later date when all becomes clear.
I am playing catch up here, as I was working away yesterday - so does that answer the fan mail as to why I didn't answer your obvious concerns and queries yesterday. The words of support for the L1 club down the A420, we'll make a note of this and obviously return the complement at a later date when all becomes clear. Chish and Fips
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8:52am Fri 18 Jan 13

adlibber says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
I am playing catch up here, as I was working away yesterday - so does that answer the fan mail as to why I didn't answer your obvious concerns and queries yesterday.

The words of support for the L1 club down the A420, we'll make a note of this and obviously return the complement at a later date when all becomes clear.
Di Canio will be gone at end of season - who would seriously want to buy a club that has no real potential for growth in terms of attendances? Overspending and a multi millionaire who can see that pouring money into a club that has reached its pinnacle will not return a profit. Any new buyer will be stupid,loaded and skint very quickly.

We're probably in the same boat, apart from the spending bit.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: I am playing catch up here, as I was working away yesterday - so does that answer the fan mail as to why I didn't answer your obvious concerns and queries yesterday. The words of support for the L1 club down the A420, we'll make a note of this and obviously return the complement at a later date when all becomes clear.[/p][/quote]Di Canio will be gone at end of season - who would seriously want to buy a club that has no real potential for growth in terms of attendances? Overspending and a multi millionaire who can see that pouring money into a club that has reached its pinnacle will not return a profit. Any new buyer will be stupid,loaded and skint very quickly. We're probably in the same boat, apart from the spending bit. adlibber
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9:34am Fri 18 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

adlibber wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
I am playing catch up here, as I was working away yesterday - so does that answer the fan mail as to why I didn't answer your obvious concerns and queries yesterday.

The words of support for the L1 club down the A420, we'll make a note of this and obviously return the complement at a later date when all becomes clear.
Di Canio will be gone at end of season - who would seriously want to buy a club that has no real potential for growth in terms of attendances? Overspending and a multi millionaire who can see that pouring money into a club that has reached its pinnacle will not return a profit. Any new buyer will be stupid,loaded and skint very quickly.

We're probably in the same boat, apart from the spending bit.
Apparently there are already interested parties - early doors though - can't believe all what you read or see on the BBC, as you lot have just learnt.
Cherry picking the headlines and trying to drum some doom or gloom is to be expected, we'd do exactly the same with your predicament.

We are used to the rollercoaster rides so, hang to your hats here go again...

Today's news becomes tomorrows fish and chip wrapping paper...
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: I am playing catch up here, as I was working away yesterday - so does that answer the fan mail as to why I didn't answer your obvious concerns and queries yesterday. The words of support for the L1 club down the A420, we'll make a note of this and obviously return the complement at a later date when all becomes clear.[/p][/quote]Di Canio will be gone at end of season - who would seriously want to buy a club that has no real potential for growth in terms of attendances? Overspending and a multi millionaire who can see that pouring money into a club that has reached its pinnacle will not return a profit. Any new buyer will be stupid,loaded and skint very quickly. We're probably in the same boat, apart from the spending bit.[/p][/quote]Apparently there are already interested parties - early doors though - can't believe all what you read or see on the BBC, as you lot have just learnt. Cherry picking the headlines and trying to drum some doom or gloom is to be expected, we'd do exactly the same with your predicament. We are used to the rollercoaster rides so, hang to your hats here go again... Today's news becomes tomorrows fish and chip wrapping paper... Chish and Fips
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10:19am Fri 18 Jan 13

Mac27 says...

agent di canio your mission is allmost complete!
agent di canio your mission is allmost complete! Mac27
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10:33am Fri 18 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Mac27 wrote:
agent di canio your mission is allmost complete!
Not yet, we ain't promoted AGAIN !! :0)

Doh ! - that quip of yours crashed and burned M27
[quote][p][bold]Mac27[/bold] wrote: agent di canio your mission is allmost complete![/p][/quote]Not yet, we ain't promoted AGAIN !! :0) Doh ! - that quip of yours crashed and burned M27 Chish and Fips
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11:08am Fri 18 Jan 13

AylesburyOx says...

As much as I like to see Swindon struggling, and I couldn't help a wry smile when I heard the news, another club heading towards administration will only have a knock on effect for the rest of us. Things being what they are the Football League will introduce tighter regulations and we'll eventually head for a stage where teams can only gain promotion if they can afford it. Let's face it most of the footballing higher ups don't realise there's life outside of the Premiership so their solution will be to inflict sanction after sanction so it becomes almost impossible for clubs to compete successfully with each other.
As much as I like to see Swindon struggling, and I couldn't help a wry smile when I heard the news, another club heading towards administration will only have a knock on effect for the rest of us. Things being what they are the Football League will introduce tighter regulations and we'll eventually head for a stage where teams can only gain promotion if they can afford it. Let's face it most of the footballing higher ups don't realise there's life outside of the Premiership so their solution will be to inflict sanction after sanction so it becomes almost impossible for clubs to compete successfully with each other. AylesburyOx
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12:14pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

AylesburyOx wrote:
As much as I like to see Swindon struggling, and I couldn't help a wry smile when I heard the news, another club heading towards administration will only have a knock on effect for the rest of us. Things being what they are the Football League will introduce tighter regulations and we'll eventually head for a stage where teams can only gain promotion if they can afford it. Let's face it most of the footballing higher ups don't realise there's life outside of the Premiership so their solution will be to inflict sanction after sanction so it becomes almost impossible for clubs to compete successfully with each other.
Read the small print AO - admin is another option, but that would be our own choice, at present there are a few better options on the horizon - like buyers , watch this space .... don't crack open that cheap bubbly yet, could be a flat or off.....
[quote][p][bold]AylesburyOx[/bold] wrote: As much as I like to see Swindon struggling, and I couldn't help a wry smile when I heard the news, another club heading towards administration will only have a knock on effect for the rest of us. Things being what they are the Football League will introduce tighter regulations and we'll eventually head for a stage where teams can only gain promotion if they can afford it. Let's face it most of the footballing higher ups don't realise there's life outside of the Premiership so their solution will be to inflict sanction after sanction so it becomes almost impossible for clubs to compete successfully with each other.[/p][/quote]Read the small print AO - admin is another option, but that would be our own choice, at present there are a few better options on the horizon - like buyers , watch this space .... don't crack open that cheap bubbly yet, could be a flat or off..... Chish and Fips
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2:30pm Fri 18 Jan 13

AylesburyOx says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
AylesburyOx wrote:
As much as I like to see Swindon struggling, and I couldn't help a wry smile when I heard the news, another club heading towards administration will only have a knock on effect for the rest of us. Things being what they are the Football League will introduce tighter regulations and we'll eventually head for a stage where teams can only gain promotion if they can afford it. Let's face it most of the footballing higher ups don't realise there's life outside of the Premiership so their solution will be to inflict sanction after sanction so it becomes almost impossible for clubs to compete successfully with each other.
Read the small print AO - admin is another option, but that would be our own choice, at present there are a few better options on the horizon - like buyers , watch this space .... don't crack open that cheap bubbly yet, could be a flat or off.....
Hence why I said 'heading for' and not 'in'. Also why I was talking about the footballing landscape in general and not Swindon specifically.
Correct me if I'm wrong on this (and undoubtedly you will!) but surely you'd be a more attractive prospect to buyers with £9m quid wiped off your debt, so entering administration might not be a bad option all things considered?

Lidl special champers thanks very much!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AylesburyOx[/bold] wrote: As much as I like to see Swindon struggling, and I couldn't help a wry smile when I heard the news, another club heading towards administration will only have a knock on effect for the rest of us. Things being what they are the Football League will introduce tighter regulations and we'll eventually head for a stage where teams can only gain promotion if they can afford it. Let's face it most of the footballing higher ups don't realise there's life outside of the Premiership so their solution will be to inflict sanction after sanction so it becomes almost impossible for clubs to compete successfully with each other.[/p][/quote]Read the small print AO - admin is another option, but that would be our own choice, at present there are a few better options on the horizon - like buyers , watch this space .... don't crack open that cheap bubbly yet, could be a flat or off.....[/p][/quote]Hence why I said 'heading for' and not 'in'. Also why I was talking about the footballing landscape in general and not Swindon specifically. Correct me if I'm wrong on this (and undoubtedly you will!) but surely you'd be a more attractive prospect to buyers with £9m quid wiped off your debt, so entering administration might not be a bad option all things considered? Lidl special champers thanks very much! AylesburyOx
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