United set to pass 4,000 season ticket mark

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Oxford United are expecting season ticket sales to pass 4,000 for the second season in a row.

The club, which froze prices from last season, have extended the deadline for discounted tickets until 5.30pm on Monday.

It is the final opportunity to buy tickets, starting at £273 for adults, before prices rise.

More than 3,100 supporters booked their seats during the ‘early bird’ deal, which ended in April, with the demand since the end of the season taking the total past the 3,900-mark.

United chairman Kelvin Thomas said: “It is a fantastic effort by our supporters, who will back us in huge numbers once again.

“We are delighted that the numbers have remained strong for the coming season.

“I think the fans can see that we are growing stronger each year and they want to be part of it – from the first game to the last.”

Last season the U’s were the third best supported club in npower League Two, with their average gate of 7,451 only surpassed by Bradford City and Swindon Town.

United's visit to Port Vale will be screened live on TV.

The game has been switched to Monday, October 15 (7.45pm) and will be shown on Sky.

It will be the first time the U’s have had a game covered live on TV since their 2-0 win at AFC Wimbledon last Boxing Day.

United’s trip to Morecambe on Saturday, December 15 will now kick off at 1pm.

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6:13pm Sat 30 Jun 12

Ian Faulkner says...

I wonder how many would have been sold if last season hadn't petered out?
I wonder how many would have been sold if last season hadn't petered out? Ian Faulkner
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9:48pm Sat 30 Jun 12

adlibber says...

'growing stronger every year'?? By signing duffers and releasing players who score goals for fun elsewhere and keeping a manager who has run out of ideas.. oh and blowing a nailed on play off spot.

Mid table at best next season sadly..
'growing stronger every year'?? By signing duffers and releasing players who score goals for fun elsewhere and keeping a manager who has run out of ideas.. oh and blowing a nailed on play off spot. Mid table at best next season sadly.. adlibber
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10:10am Sun 1 Jul 12

martico1 says...

Do please stop being so negative.... Even if you are right about CW what ideas do YOU have for making it any better? Much more fun to be one of these 4000 who will turn up in August raring to go, surely?
Do please stop being so negative.... Even if you are right about CW what ideas do YOU have for making it any better? Much more fun to be one of these 4000 who will turn up in August raring to go, surely? martico1
  • Score: 5

9:09pm Sun 1 Jul 12

wheatleyox says...

we need more players in to improve from last season , if that had been done , we would have sold more !! come on cw and kt lets sort it
we need more players in to improve from last season , if that had been done , we would have sold more !! come on cw and kt lets sort it wheatleyox
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9:52am Mon 2 Jul 12

stephen burrows says...

So a bit of maths practice will tell how how many season tickets will be sold just to pay FK's exorbitant rent. Imagine if that money were available to the club rather than flushed down the pan. Still, let's stay positive.
So a bit of maths practice will tell how how many season tickets will be sold just to pay FK's exorbitant rent. Imagine if that money were available to the club rather than flushed down the pan. Still, let's stay positive. stephen burrows
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11:22pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Malkym says...

adlibber wrote:
'growing stronger every year'?? By signing duffers and releasing players who score goals for fun elsewhere and keeping a manager who has run out of ideas.. oh and blowing a nailed on play off spot. Mid table at best next season sadly..
More like Conference here you come with Wilder's astute signings and tactical genius set to cause more anguish to 4,000 lost souls who've stupidly parted with their hard earned!
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: 'growing stronger every year'?? By signing duffers and releasing players who score goals for fun elsewhere and keeping a manager who has run out of ideas.. oh and blowing a nailed on play off spot. Mid table at best next season sadly..[/p][/quote]More like Conference here you come with Wilder's astute signings and tactical genius set to cause more anguish to 4,000 lost souls who've stupidly parted with their hard earned! Malkym
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1:14pm Tue 3 Jul 12

yellowhoods says...

As long as we stay up, I for one will be happy!!!
As long as we stay up, I for one will be happy!!! yellowhoods
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4:39pm Tue 3 Jul 12

A Scroat says...

martico1 wrote:
Do please stop being so negative.... Even if you are right about CW what ideas do YOU have for making it any better? Much more fun to be one of these 4000 who will turn up in August raring to go, surely?
I have an idea....get a bleeding striker who can score, not Conference players.
[quote][p][bold]martico1[/bold] wrote: Do please stop being so negative.... Even if you are right about CW what ideas do YOU have for making it any better? Much more fun to be one of these 4000 who will turn up in August raring to go, surely?[/p][/quote]I have an idea....get a bleeding striker who can score, not Conference players. A Scroat
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