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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no. 33) Bury at home

January 21, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

Pre- match thoughts on our opponents Pre-season Bury splashed the cash. We’d supposedly offered Chris Maguire a good deal but Bury bettered it. They brought in Jermaine Beckford and plenty of others. I don’t rate Lee Clark as a manager and doubted he would get the best out of Maguire. Clark was sacked on 30 […]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.32) – Walsall away

January 15, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

Checkatrade In stark contrast to the Carabao and FA cups where we stayed rooted to the starting blocks, we just keep on running and running in this bloody trophy. Still, there is monetary reward and at the end of it the supposed glory of playing at Wembley in a major final. Did I say major? […]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.31) – Blackpool at home

January 7, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

Progress or not since our trip to the seaside We played Blackpool at Bloomfield Road back in mid-September. It was then our worst performance of the season and resulted in our second league defeat. We played in that awful black kit (*). Our previously strong defence was poor and that was with Curtis Nelson in […]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.30) – MK Dons at home

January 2, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

Oxford United 3 MK Dons 1 We drew with the Dons at Stadium MK on 2 September. My recollection is that it was no more than an okay game with us being the better side initially only for the home side to come back into it and then we missed golden chances to have taken […]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.29) – Bradford away

December 31, 2017 - Added by Paul Beasley

Bradford City 3 Oxford United 2 We drew 2-2 with Bradford at the Kassam on a Tuesday night back in September. It was a cracking game of football with what appeared to be quality players on both sides. Robbie Hall was on fire. That result left us 8th on 12 points having played seven games. […]