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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 ]

Mickey Lewis has announced that former Centre of Excellence supremo Les Taylor is to be his nu …

October 28, 1999

Mickey Lewis has announced that former Centre of Excellence supremo Les Taylor is to be his number two whilst he is caretaker manager. Presumably this is why there is a coaching gap which has been filled this week by ticket office maestro Rage On Sponsored Darren Bowler, passing on his Oxford Exiles Sunday League talent  more ]

United’s reserves tonked Gillingham’s stiffs 5-0 this evening with goals from Jamie Cook, Ben …

October 27, 1999

United's reserves tonked Gillingham's stiffs 5-0 this evening with goals from Jamie Cook, Ben Abbey and Jon Shepheard in the first half followed by second half strikes by Dean Whitehead and a spectacular (some might say flukey) scissors kick by Simon Weatherstone. The team also included Phil Whelan and Jamie Lambert, but no sign of  more ]