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Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.47) – Wigan away

April 19, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 OXFORD UNITED 0 On the fairly silent homeward journey one comment rang very true with me. “If we weren’t where we are that would have been a really boring game of football”. It would have been ridiculous if any side residing in mid-table safety had taken the approach we did. Any team  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.46) – Southend at home

April 15, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

OXFORD UNITED 2 SOUTHEND UNITED 0 Given our remaining fixtures, if we’d not won this one I think there would have been a significant increase in the numbers within our fan base fearing league trips to Newport and Forest Green Rovers next season. The job is still not quite done because whilst 50 points usually  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.45) Fleetwood at home

April 11, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

Oxford United 0 Fleetwood Town 1 Pre-match thinking Having finished 4th last season and seemingly having strengthened for this campaign, I mistakenly thought from the odds available back in August that they were a very good bet for promotion. That’s not how it played out. On January 13 they were 11th – one place below  more ]

Fan’s View 2017/18 (no.44) – Oldham at home

April 8, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

OXFORD UNITED 0 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 Wonder what these German lads made of the game. Some Saturdays I leap out of bed with a spring in my step because it’s football day. Here though I just wanted to pull the covers over my head and not face another trip to the Kassam Stadium such has  more ]

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 ]