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Fan’s View 18/19 – no.9 – Sunderland away

September 3, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

SUNDERLAND 1 OXFORD UNITED 1 When the fixtures came out this was the game more Oxford fans had an eye out for than any other. For tier 3 the Blacks Cats are an absolutely massive club. This is only the second season in their history that they’ve had to play at this level, the other  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 – no.8 – Carabao Cup Rd 2

August 29, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

CARABAO CUP SECOND ROUND The forgotten game and the game that never existed With so much focus on the long trek to the North East this coming weekend, this trip to Wales had been rather overlooked. For me it had a great deal of importance. It’s not good for morale to lose to an outfit  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 no.7 – Burton at home

August 26, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

BURTON AT THE KASSAM Late Friday night thoughts Following a football club is about so much more than watching the eleven men that on the day are representing you and your fellow supporters taking on another eleven men once or twice a week during the months of August through to May. There’s the culture, the  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 no.6 – Accrington at home

August 22, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

ACCRINGTON AT THE KASSAM Monday Blues It’s Monday and the cloud of gloom, caused by OUFC’s terrible start to the season, that has descended upon me has not dissipated one bit. In previous FVs I’ve already covered massive problems that it does not take a genius to identify: defence like a sieve; Curtis Nelson half  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 no.5 – Portsmouth away

August 19, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

PORTSMOUTH Previous We’ve played Portsmouth many times over the years and the visits to Fratton Park may have got a bit jumbled and confused as they’ve rested in the old memory bank for so long. My first recollection is of Chris Bloody Kamara getting Mick Tait sent off. Can’t remember the year or the score.  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 – no.4 Carabao Cup Rd 1

August 15, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

CARABAO CUP In recent times I’ve really looked forward to the League Cup but for this one it was hard to conjure up much enthusiasm. That’s probably to do with our atrocious start to the season and the fact that, as a L1 outfit, we’re now much less likely to draw a side where we’re  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 – no.3 Fleetwood at home

August 12, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

FLEETWOOD AT THE KASSAM Building a squad I don’t know exactly what caused it, but as the deadline for permanent transfers approached and we’d not done any further business, I have to confess I felt something was amiss and could only see a season of struggle ahead. It was probably a combination of a number  more ]

Fans View 18/19 – no.2 Barnsley away

August 4, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

BARNSLEY Lots of people who went home very disappointed Slowly building a squad My first FV of the season posted on 23 July covered Ireland and gave a vague opinion of how we’d do this coming season. Since then we’ve signed Marcus Browne and Sam Smith on loan. They can only strengthen the squad but  more ]

Fan’s View – Summer 2018

July 23, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW – SUMMER OF 2018 Summer, yes. We can truly say we’ve had and are having an absolute scorcher. I like a break from football, it helps with the old relaxation and battery recharging but there’s never really a break as such because no sooner is one season over than we’re wondering and worrying  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.50) – Another season over / Blackburn away

May 9, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

Paul Beasley provides his final thoughts of the season