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A FOUL year

November 10, 1999

A FOUL year It was a year ago today that FOUL (Fighting for Oxford United's Life) was formed at a meeting in the Oxford United Supporters Club, following discussions on the club's official Forum about the plight of the U's. At the time it seemed just a matter of time before the club's debts, coupled  more ]

Poll results

November 9, 1999

Poll results The Rage Online poll for who voters would least like to be United's manager was won convincingly by Denis Smith, with 38% of the vote. In second place was Steve McMahon who received 23%, and third was Terry Venables who scored 11%. Mark McGhee and Maurice Evans each received 6% and the current  more ]

Royals beheaded

November 7, 1999

Royals beheaded Oxford played their first ever game at the Madejski Stadium in Reading, in front of the Sky cameras, and came away with all three points thanks to an excellent run and shot from Rob Folland in the first half and then a stunning strike from Matt Murphy after Jim McIntyre had equalised in  more ]

The swinging sixties

November 6, 1999

The swinging sixties According to today's Oxford Mail sixty applications have been received already for the vacant manager's post, which hasn't been advertised, including a number with Premiership experience. Amongst the names speculatively mentioned which haven't been connected with the post before are Ray Harford, Dave Merrington, Mike Walker, Terry Butcher, Bobby Gould and Roy  more ]

Evans makes like a tree

November 5, 1999

Evans makes like a tree Maurice Evans, United's 63 year old chief scout, former manager and former director, has resigned and returned to Reading to become their General Manager with immediate effect. Evans came to Oxford 16 years ago from Reading and was the club's manager when United won the Milk Cup in '86. His  more ]

Pentith strikes back

November 4, 1999

Pentith strikes back Developer Nick Pentith has appealed against the decision of the High Court to refuse him leave to seek a judicial review against Oxford City Council's decision to permit Firoz Kassam's multiplex cinema application. Unlike his original application for a judicial review this one is not a paper application, but instead will be  more ]

Reserves win

November 3, 1999

Reserves win Oxford Reserves won at Fulham 2-1 after being 1-0 down at half-time. United's goals came from Adam Hamp and Simon Weatherstone. Witney Town triallist Carl Henry was substituted after 55 minutes. Houghton leaves Stevenage Ray Houghton has left Stevenage Borough after six months with the mutual consent of his manager Richard Hill. The  more ]

United draw

November 2, 1999

United draw Another depressing home game as United could only draw with bottom club Colchester in what was perhaps one of the most depressing footballing spectacles seen at the Manor for a long time. United were unchanged from Saturday's starting line-up and had a dream start when Jamie Lambert scored after just 17 seconds. However  more ]

Former U’s

November 1, 1999

Former U's Dean Windass score the opening goal for Bradford City at Anfield tonight, but the Bantams still went down 3-1. He was later booked. Rage Online next manager poll In the Rage Online new manager poll Nigel Spackman won with 23% of the vote. Second was Jim Smith with 19%, third was Colin Todd  more ]

Yet another name has entered the frame for new manager at United. Another former player (alth …

October 29, 1999

Yet another name has entered the frame for new manager at United. Another former player (although this time without the reputation of Shotts) who has some managerial experience (at Conference outfit Stevenage): Richard Hill. If Oxford could take on everyone who has shown interest in the post it would more than double the size of  more ]