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Preston pressed into February action

December 16, 1999

Preston pressed into February action The home game with Preston, due to take place last Saturday until both clubs reached the FA Cup third round, has been rescheduled for the evening of Tuesday February 1st, 2000. Wright gets his job After being strongly linked with the Oxford manager's post Mark Wright has now landed himself  more ]

Jamie Lambert on the whinge

December 14, 1999

Jamie Lambert on the whinge In an article in today's Oxford Mail Jamie Lambert is reported as being “disappointed” with the offer he received from Oxford United, claiming that it was what he was receiving from Reading when he was eighteen. He went on to say that all he wanted was an average second division  more ]

Oxford to get the Blues again?

December 12, 1999

Oxford to get the Blues again? A chance for revenge for last season's FA Cup exit has presented itself as Oxford, should they overcome Forest next week, have been drawn away to Chelsea in the FA Cup 4th round, scheduled for Saturday 8th January (TV permitting).

On the lam

December 11, 1999

On the lam Jamie Lambert has left the building. After being unable to agree terms with United Lambert is no longer an Oxford player. According to Kassam the club “made him a very good offer and he turned it down”. This leaves the club with just three left wingers on its books. Wycombe Wanderers wend  more ]

Living legends

December 10, 1999

Living legends United made history today by becoming the first team (along with Nottingham Forest of course) to make it through to the FA Cup fourth round draw whilst still in December. This was thanks to a superb second half strike by Paul Powell to earn a 1-1 draw at the City Ground. Forest took  more ]

Two important signings

December 9, 1999

Two important signings Firoz Kassam and Taylor Woodrow have completed the signing of the deal which allows TW to walk away from building Minchery Farm. This entailed a payment of £1½ million by Kassam to the construction company in order to prevent them from withdrawing from the CVA agreement, thus scuppering it, and now permits  more ]

Open all hours

December 8, 1999

Open all hours Firoz Kassam held his first open meeting this evening at a packed Manor Supporters Club. Also on the front table were Ray Harford, Fenton Higgins and Mick Brown. A report of the meeting can be read here. Yellow reserves reduced A very young United reserve team lost 2-0 to a strong swindon  more ]

On Wembley way

December 7, 1999

On Wembley way Oxford moved into the second round of the Auto Windscreen Shield tonight, beating Luton 2-0 thanks to two penalties from Paul Powell. As expected Mickey Lewis used this game as an opportunity for some small experimentation: Neil McGowan moved to left centre back, with Phil Whelan moving inside in place of Mark  more ]

former lads

December 6, 1999

former lads On the wires tonight is a report that the former Welshand Norwich left-sided defender, Mark Bowen, whoplayed a few pre-season friendlies for Oxford, hasjoined Reading on a non-contract basis.

Thorne in their side

December 4, 1999

Thorne in their side Oxford drew 1-1 for their third consecutive home league game against Stoke City this afternoon, and United took the lead in all three. This time Joey Beauchamp gave Oxford the lead midway through the first half and held it until just eleven minutes from time when Peter Thorne headed Stoke's equaliser.  more ]