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Fan’s View 2019/20 -no.10- Coventry (H)

September 1, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

COVENTRY AT HOME Another week in the life of the financially unsustainable EFL and a quick look at our opponents Bury FC have gone. They exist in name only. Whilst feeling the utmost sympathy for all true Shakers fans – their club will mean as much to them as ours does to us – what  more ]

Fan’s View 2019/20 – no.9 – Carabao Cup Round 2 – Millwall (H)

August 28, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

MILLWALL HOME – EFL CUP ROUND TWO The opposition Millwall got promoted to the Championship via the play-offs in 2017 beating Bradford City 1-0 in the final. We finished that season just four points behind the Lions and with a better goal difference. We’re still in L1, Millwall are currently 10th in the Championship and  more ]

Fan’s View 2019/20 – no.8 – Bristol Rovers Away

August 26, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

BRISTOL ROVERS AWAY The opposition A couple of years back I spent a bit of time when composing Fan’s Views in looking at the finances and ownership issues of our opponents. Having read our latest accounts and knowing of the plight of Bury – a club that may no longer exist when this is being  more ]

Fan’s View 2019/20 – No.7 – Burton Home

August 21, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

BURTON AT HOME Loan signings Back in an Oxford Utd shirt. Photo, Simon Jaggs Monday saw two new additions to the squad as Matty Taylor and George Thorne joined on loan. Surely this should shut the incessant moaners up for the time being at least. These signings and the squad we’ve now assembled tells me  more ]

Fan’s View 2019/20 – No.6 – Blackpool Away

August 18, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

BLACKPOOL AWAY Last time we visited Bloomfield Road Blackpool was buzzing even though the longstanding boycott that large numbers of fans had been following was still in place. That was because the hated Oystons were to trouser the money taken at the turnstiles one last time. The Oyston years and misdemeanours have been well documented  more ]

Fan’s View 2019/20 – No.5- Carabao Cup Round 1 – Peterborough (H)

August 15, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

EFL / CARABAO CUP – ROUND ONE OXFORD UNITED 1 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0 So which one is this then I’ve heard a few people ask. The regular change of sponsorship for all cup competitions every few years and the fact that the EFL name is attached to a cup and a trophy certainly causes confusion.  more ]

Fan’s View 2019/20 – No.4 – Peterborough Home

August 11, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 OXFORD UNITED 1 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0 For the first home game last season a few of us gathered in the city centre, had a drink or two, then walked along the river to Sandford then across to the stadium. As we did it again I suppose you could say we’ve  more ]

Fan’s View 2019/20 – No.3 – Sunderland Away

August 5, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

SUNDERLAND AWAY THE BUILD UP Five days to go Still no signings since Tariqe Fosu joined a month ago. So no centre forward. So no centre half. Whilst that remains the case I’d say we don’t have a strike force fit for purpose and likewise regarding the defence. That’s not meant as a criticism of  more ]

Fan’s View 2019/20 – No.2 – Pre-season pt2

July 27, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

ANOTHER PRE-SEASON FAN’S VIEW Often when a season is about to begin or has just started there are fans who take to social media telling that they have not got into it all yet and can’t muster up any enthusiasm for what’s ahead. It may be that they’re into cricket or some other summer activity  more ]

Fan’s View 2019/20 – No. 1 -Pre-season

July 10, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

PRE-SEASON 2019/20 Another close season that’s just disappeared The Champions League final (has there ever been a bigger anti-climax of a football match?) was a whole month after our last league fixture and then we had the Women’s World Cup where our gallant girls followed in the path trodden by their male counterparts in proving  more ]