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by SmileyMan
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Records show structure of Oxford United takeover deal
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Records show structure of Oxford United takeover deal

Kernow Yellow wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:11 pm
Also, Tiger is putting the club into debt rather than himself - to fund the purchase of the club! Isn't this basically what the Glazers did at Man Utd which pissed so many of their fans off?
Yes, although if you do it with a house it's called a 'mortgage' and I've heard they're quite popular....
by SmileyMan
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Who do you want next?
Replies: 90
Views: 4712

Re: Who do you want next?

Whilst we've all been frothing at the mouth with speculation ( Lampard , Grayson , Unsworth , Bellamy ) Eales has finally broken in silence in today's Oxford Fail , saying he's in no great rush to appoint and that he's happy with Faz being in charge for the time being. That probably means an new ma...
by SmileyMan
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Who do you want next?
Replies: 90
Views: 4712

Re: Who do you want next?

Big Jim is out of work!

I've always reckoned he could do a job for us - a ropey record at the top level doesn't mean he's not good enough for mid-table League One.
by SmileyMan
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Pep Booted
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Pep Booted

This article in the Oxford Mail sums the situation up nicely. What a good article! I can't blame Eales for keeping his mouth shut and keeping his distance from the club - he only ever gets asked if he's selling and when. Maybe a certain organisation should make more effort with the actual owner rat...
by SmileyMan
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Simon Eastwood
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Simon Eastwood

Given that he's been MotM in virtually every match this season, then this would be a complete disaster without a proven better replacement lined up.

It might be his agent being naughty in preparation for an increased wages bid...
by SmileyMan
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: When do we start panicking?
Replies: 55
Views: 2192

Re: When do we start panicking?

Where I do disagree with KY is on the topic of January signings. Our close season recruitment was basically knackered by Appleton leaving when he did. Pep brought in some very quick signings, of varying quality and pretty much all with injury issues. That's okay in some respects - they bought him s...
by SmileyMan
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Wembley FC
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Wembley FC

I have signed. What staggers me is that this appalling organisation not only considers it right to pursue this trivial issue, but seems blind to the awful PR that will follow. Trademarks aren't like copyright - if you don't defend them then you can lose the right to hold them. Which quite often lea...
by SmileyMan
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The Road to Wigan Pier
Replies: 13
Views: 728

Re: The Road to Wigan Pier

Someone please tell me something positive. All I can see I a prolonged, agonising car crash. 0-7 is still only 3 points in the most important column of the table. Put's a dent in the one next to it though... Wigan are clearly a class apart, which tells us a) we're unlikely to get battered like that...
by SmileyMan
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Rovers Return
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Rovers Return

Bollocks :cry: :oops:
by SmileyMan
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Rovers Return
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Rovers Return

Our first league match in 25 years, punctuated only by last year's FA Cup thrashing. They of course went on to get promoted in the '92 season and win the Premier League a few years later. We...errrrrr...didn't have quite the same trajectory. But a quarter century has passed, and we're within touchin...
by SmileyMan
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Doom and Gloom
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Doom and Gloom

Nothing to see here, move along! Okay, Plymouth were pretty woeful and going a man and goal down so early pretty much sealed their fate, but you still have to beat what's in front of you, so credit to the team for a nice solid victory and a healthy jump back up the table thanks to the goal differenc...
by SmileyMan
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Appleton in!
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Appleton in!

Well his 100% record against Swansea continues!
by SmileyMan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: BLACK gas
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: BLACK gas

Kairdiff Exile wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:50 am
Pep has done very well to keep the show on the road, and I have faith in him to strengthen well in January
Personally, I'd hope we're doing well enough, have kept the injuries down, and have realistic enough ambitions to avoid wasting money during the rip-off window.
by SmileyMan
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: BLACK gas
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: BLACK gas

Both fullbacks are good footballers and offer plenty going fwds but it was clear to see yesterday that Rovers were targeting both! They're not the quickest nor the biggest. So the opposition targeted our fullbacks, scored nothing and lost the game...I'm struggling to see why this in any way points ...
by SmileyMan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: New signings
Replies: 86
Views: 6351

Re: New signings

I think Mowatt is going to rip League One teams apart with ease. Great signing!