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Fan’s View – 2019/20 – FA Cup Round One – Hayes & Yeading

November 11, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

F.A. CUP ROUND 1 – HAYES AND YEADING AWAY Our Opponents In the previous FV I noted that ten years ago our opponents, Pompey, were in the Premier League. Quite hard to believe now but even harder to get one’s head around is the fact that we were in the same league as Hayes and  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.21 – Portsmouth away

November 4, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

PORTSMOUTH AWAY Our Opponents Ten years ago Pompey were in the Premier League finishing bottom 11 points worse off than the team immediately above them. Their subsequent plummet was spectacularly alarming for their supporters. Back in the Championship they survived their first season finishing 16th but the next two campaigns each ended in relegation. In  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no. 20 – Carabao Cup Round 4 – Sunderland

October 30, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

SUNDERLAND AT HOME – EFL CUP The build up I couldn’t work out how big/important a game this was. The winner goes through to the quarter finals. We’ve not been there for 32 years. So pretty big then. But there’s little money to be made from winning games and even the tournament itself when compared  more ]

Fan’s View -2019/20 – no.19 – Rochdale (H)

October 27, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

ROCHDALE AT HOME The week gone by James Henry. Photo Simon Jaggs I’m well pleased with the news that James Henry has signed a new contract but don’t know what to make of Erick Thohir’s departure from the board. Is it meaningless or a vital cog in the ownership and financing of the football club?  more ]

Addendum to Fan’s View no.18 (19/20)- Rotherham Away

October 22, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

ADDENDUM TO FAN’S VIEW NO: 18 (2019/20) – ROTHERHAM AWAY A Rotherham fan has been in touch and explained why the home support joined in the applause a bit after the Oxford fans. Here’s some of what he said: I just want to point out, as I think it very important that the Rotherham fans  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.18 Rotherham Away

October 20, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

ROTHERHAM AWAY Our Opponents Rotherham have the 5th highest average home attendance in L1: 9,640. I’ll gloss over how pathetic ours is in comparison. Even though we’ve only got three sides the capacity of the Kassam is marginally bigger than that of the New York Stadium. In 2000/01 when we finished bottom of Division 2  more ]

Grenoble Road – Holding OUFC back?

October 14, 2019

With Paul’s ‘Fan’s View’ back in action this week, Will Green takes a look at the Grenoble Road experience…

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.17 – Doncaster (H)

October 13, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

DONCASTER ROVERS AT HOME But First ….. England 5 Scotland 1 – Home International Championships. 24/05/1975 This was a very long time ago but it was one of those football experiences I won’t forget. I’m pretty sure it was when the second goal went in – a Kevin Beattie header – when I started jumping  more ]

A (different) Fan’s View

October 6, 2019

With Paul Beasley away, Will Green steps up to talk you through Accrington

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.16 – Gillingham (H)

September 29, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

GILLINGHAM AT HOME Our Opponents I look on the Gills as very much a League One side, one that every now and again may drop down a division but will soon get themselves back up. As for the Championship: almost no chance unless there’s new ownership and major investment. They last played at that level  more ]