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Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.43) Shrewsbury away

April 3, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

Shrewsbury Town 3 Oxford United 2   After a win and/or impressive performance I feel enthused to bang out a Fan’s View. After each horrendous defeat (and there have been a lot to choose from this season) spewing out words in anger acts as a necessary safety valve. This FV falls into neither of these  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.42) Scunthorpe at home

March 30, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

OXFORD UNITED 1 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 In front of the sky cameras again for another silly kick-off time. Apparently I know the camera man’s brother.  What an utterly welcome point this was. Not because it is, hopefully, one more in our slow crawl towards safety, but due to the fact that our first half performance  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.41) Portsmouth away

March 28, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

KARL ROBINSON It can’t be denied that the wait for a permanent replacement for Pep Clotet dragged on and on but I wasn’t one of those who went into melt-down claiming that we were a laughing stock. Much better to get the right man in than appoint someone with undue haste. Some seemed to go  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.40) Peterborough at home

March 18, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

DESPONDENT Various (so called?) fans of various clubs at various times have come out with “I am not going to watch that rubbish again whilst x is in charge” and “I am not going to give our bloody owners any of my money, I’m boycotting until they’re gone.” I’ve never reached that stage and doubt  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.39) – Wimbledon away

March 11, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

AFC Wimbledon 2 Oxford United 1 I usually spend a bit of time drafting a structure of sorts before I put together a Fan’s View but I’m quite disinclined here to bother with meaningful planning because that will fit in neatly with Oxford United as things currently stand both on and off the field. It’s  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.38) Northampton away

February 25, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

New Majority Shareholder and Chairman To date I’ve made very little comment on the issue of ownership of Oxford United FC. Firstly I didn’t think I was well enough informed to add any value to the debate, although plenty did by just relying on rumour, guesswork, disgusting language, disrespect and worse. Others will have been  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.37) Plymouth at home

February 18, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

Oxford United 0 Plymouth Argyle 1 Time yet to all hold our heads? Photo, Simon Jaggs Following the Rotherham defeat there was something of a split in the fan base – not that we were ever one unified body of thought – between those who said relegation is now a serious possibility and the other  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.36) Rotherham away

February 14, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

Rotherham United 3 Oxford United 1 My trip to South Yorkshire started at 8:30 as I had a lift with someone who’d arranged various business meetings on the route up north. It wasn’t quite bring an old git football fan to work day though which meant my longest wait was a couple of hours in  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.35) Bristol Rovers at home

February 11, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

Oxford United 1 Bristol Rovers 2 Photo, Simon Jaggs I’m regularly asked how I think we’ll do in the next match. Erring on the side of caution, I’m usually very non-committal, giving a wide ranging answer. On this I was only prepared to declare that we’d be better than we had been against Bury but  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.34) Charlton away

February 5, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

PEP OUT I’ve not written a Fan’s View since the Bury debacle and I went to press a day before Radio Oxford told me the news that Oxford United were looking for a new manager for the second time in seven months. My initial reaction was one of total surprise but on reflection there’s sound  more ]