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by Shoobedoo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Robinson Out
Replies: 53
Views: 27058

Re: Robinson Out

Hope there's room for one more on the 'Robinson Out' bus - because I'm flagging it down after that fiasco. We'll be down by Christmas if this carries on. Simply no teamwork; no confidence; horrible, embarrassing timewasting at 1-1 (which got what it deserved); not recognising Shandon as a red card w...
by Shoobedoo
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Land of the Caraboa, home of the beaver
Replies: 11
Views: 6013

Re: Land of the Caraboa, home of the beaver

...and for me! 8)
by Shoobedoo
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Wigan warblings
Replies: 5
Views: 1964

Re: Wigan warblings

Interesting that Wigan's principal attacking tactic was a diagonal lump from Dunkley towards their inside left... and much of their frustration was borne of Rob Dickie winning virtually every resultant header (and Nels or Kane clearing up when he didn't). Last chance for me to see the boys before th...
by Shoobedoo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Tiger
Replies: 37
Views: 9232

Re: Tiger

Cautiously optimistic while retaining a healthy dollop of scepticism - doesn't that sum up what being an OUFC fan is all about?
by Shoobedoo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: When do we start panicking?
Replies: 57
Views: 17633

Re: When do we start panicking?

In all honesty I'm not completely convinced by the 'keeping the backroom staff in place' approach. Chippy is an example in point; he was forced to work with Mickey Lewis at Oxford, and while he did alright with us, his performance has been considerably (I'd go so far as to say remarkably) better at ...
by Shoobedoo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Argyle trial
Replies: 14
Views: 3617

Re: Argyle trial

That was my first game for a while (whose idea was it to get a job that meant working on most Saturdays? :roll:) and I pretty much agree with everything KY said in his first post. The only thing I would add to his comments would be that Ricardinho was excellent when he came on and he should be back ...
by Shoobedoo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: U's v Gills
Replies: 6
Views: 2245

Re: U's v Gills

I got to see half of the game on Saturday (how typical that all the goals came after I left); sitting in the SSL about half way between the halfway line and the East Stand, I can only concur about Ricardinho's quality. His awareness of what's going on around him, his ability to create and move into ...
by Shoobedoo
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Cheltenham
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: Cheltenham

When playing a 4-2-3-1 you need to have the left and right attacking midfielders maintain wide positions so the two defensive midfielders have more of an outlet than just the full backs or the 10. The full backs also need to be ready to support the wide midfielders. None of that happened last night ...
by Shoobedoo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The Runners and Riders...
Replies: 46
Views: 14039

Re: The Runners and Riders...

Not sure how realistic it is, but I'd love to see Paul Simpson back at Oxford. Having just won the U20 world cup for England it's clear he has a knack of getting the best out of youngsters so he'd be a good fit for our model. I concede his previous league management record is patchy but so was Mapp'...
by Shoobedoo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Appleton IN
Replies: 34
Views: 9482

Re: Appleton IN

What Dan said. I would have had no issues with him leaving to manage a Championship / Lower Prem side. However I hope that this move is as successful as when he left Blackpool in the lurch. Leopards clearly don't change their spots.

I am worried about the forthcoming season.
by Shoobedoo
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Appleton OUT
Replies: 33
Views: 7913

Re: Appleton OUT

I don't have a slice of humble pie but I do have a slightly stale blueberry muffin which I will consume in a contritional way as a mark of my repentance for being the third contributor to this thread. The last two seasons have been a joy to watch (at least when I've been able to watch - working on S...
by Shoobedoo
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Begging bowl
Replies: 30
Views: 18441

Re: Begging bowl

Me as well.
by Shoobedoo
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Football League Trophy
Replies: 180
Views: 30257

Re: Football League Trophy

First time I've come away from Wembley genuinely disappointed with an Oxford performance. Whether it's the number of games we've played this season, or just too many key players simply having an off day, we were just *miles* off the team we know we can be. I think tactically we got it wrong too; Hem...
by Shoobedoo
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Lies, damned lies and Millwall
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: Lies, damned lies and Millwall

Two things: 1 - our midfielders and fullbacks have to create more space for Marv to work in. Our goal came from having isolated one of Millwall's enormous centreback one-to-one with him - the only time Marv was able to get behind them (more incisiveness in general in attack would be nice). 2 - While...
by Shoobedoo
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Covvy break
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Re: Covvy break

Well that wasn't very good. First time I've seen us in the flesh for a while, and it seems like the team is low on confidence and morale. We looked like the team at the bottom of the league, not Coventry. First half was absolutely dreadful. Coventry had far too much space in which to play, we never ...