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There’s only one Mick Brown

August 1, 1989

There’s Only One Mick Brown Raging Bull would like to welcome Mick Brown to the esteemed office of secretary of Oxford United. Hopefully, we’ll enjoy consistently good relations with Mick – anyway, we’re relieved and pleased he has finally been given the post. He has certainly been a keen United supporter for as long as […]

BYE BYE BRIGGSY

August 1, 1989

So farewellthenbroken-nosed strongman ofour defence for so many seasons. You certainly knew how to stop them in their tracks. I remember how you once sent Doug Rougvie flying – it was like watching somebody tossing the caber.When you were (unjustly) sent off against QPR once, you got an incredible standing ovation that brought tears to […]

Hillsborough

April 1, 1989

HILLSBOROUGHYet again, death and football meet in the most horrible circumstances. This time we can’t blame old stadia or foreign administration. This tragedy occurred at one of our better grounds, well used to staging such events. There are several lessons to be learned: fences kill people in emergencies, the build up of crowds outside grounds […]

True or False

August 1, 1988

TRUE OR FALSE? After a sound check it was decided that no United players should sing on the United Milk Cup Record; instead the studio engineers performed. Billy Whitehurst has had more traffic accidents than he has scored league goals. Richard Hill is United’s most highly paid player. Despite his lucrative move to Liverpool, John […]