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Lambs and Brooks and Lilleys and things

February 4, 2004

Oxford United have sent Jamie Brooks on loan again, in order for him to get more first team games under his belt as he approaches full fitness for the first time in almost two seasons. Last time Brooks went to Maidenhead, this time he’s gone a bit further north to Tamworth, to join Phil Whitehead  more ]

Kidding around

January 31, 2004

In extremely wet and blustery conditions Oxford maintained their excellent home record and put their defeat at Hull behind them, as they beat lowly Kidderminster Harriers 2-1. Both of Oxford’s goals came from Dean Whitehead corners, as has happened so often this season, the first coming after just seven minutes from leading scorer Steve Basham,  more ]

Kiddy Fever

January 31, 2004

The morning game between Raging Fever and Kiddy supporters looked like it might not happen, as the groundsman initially refused to allow the teams to play due to waterlogged pitches. Eventually a compromise was agreed and the game went ahead on a smaller pitch that was only unplayable in small patches. Fever started off very  more ]

Chilly Kiddy

January 29, 2004

United are due to entertain Kidderminster Harriers at the KasStad this Saturday although there is a small amount of doubt over the game following yesterday’s blizzard-type conditions. Although the thaw has already started, and the weather is forecast to get milder and wetter (like a good beer) tomorrow and Saturday morning, we remember last season’s  more ]

Eight ball

January 28, 2004

United and Yeovil shared eight goals in their Pontins League reserve fixture at Court Place Farm this afternoon, in a game in which both teams held the lead at one stage or another. Jefferson Louis was United’s hero in a game which also saw Andy Scott play his first full 90 minutes since breaking his  more ]

Staggering ahead

January 27, 2004

United are now fourth in Division Three, through no fault of their own. The reason is Mansfield’s goalless draw this evening at Scunthorpe, which brings the Stags level on points with Oxford, but with a slightly superior goal difference (by just one goal). United do, however, have a game in hand on Mansfield. Tonight’s other  more ]

Us friendly with Rams and Bulls

January 26, 2004

United played two friendlies over the past three games, with mixed results. Playing at Derby’s ?5m training facility Oxford lost 1-0 in a game of three 30 minute periods, the goal coming at the end of the first third. Ian Atkins ensured that everyone in the squad had a run out (with the exception of  more ]

Hull extend lead

January 24, 2004

Hull City’s 2-0 win at Cheltenham has given them a four point gap above second-placed Doncaster, who lost 2-0 at home to sixth-placed Lincoln last night, and takes them six points ahead of United, who now have two games in hand on the leaders. Mansfield beat Southend 1-0 at Field Mill to close up to  more ]

Louis right back in contention

January 21, 2004

Oxford United Reserves 0 Northampton Town Reserves 1 Northampton temporarily put the anticipation surrounding Sunday’s cup tie against Manchester United to one side to record a 1-0 win over the Us’ second string in a friendly at Iffley Road. The main controversy of a scrappy meeting was the decision to play only 40 minutes each  more ]

Down with the Fever

January 18, 2004

Hull Coasters completed the double over Raging Fever yesterday morning. Like the main event in the afternoon this game was scoreless at half-time, but the away side collapsed in the second half as a combination of age, lethargy and the previous night’s socialising got the better of them. The conditions weren’t exactly conducive to free-flowing  more ]