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by tomoufc
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: When do we start panicking?
Replies: 30
Views: 781

Re: When do we start panicking?

Before panicking, let's look at the facts. Before the season began, the majority of us felt that given the late change in manager, and loss of several of our best players to keep Eales' bank manager happy, mid-table obscurity was what we should expect - provided we did not get sucked into a relegat...
by tomoufc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Spotafan Trophy 2017-18 / #BTeamBoycott
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Spotafan Trophy 2017-18 / #BTeamBoycott

I've been intending to boycott any thread about the Trophy this year, but can't help chuckle at the predicament we find ourselves in this evening - a win will be met with angry howls of 'why couldn't we beat Vale instead?' and another loss will get an even worse reaction! A meaningless penalty shoo...
by tomoufc
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Football League Trophy
Replies: 180
Views: 7903

Re: Football League Trophy

I reckon the FA cup took more out of them, and we nearly got to play Man City at home. Presumably you'd have been interested in that? Yes, absolutely. But then I've got no problem with the FA cup. In fact, it's just the sort of undermining of the lower league represented by the B teams' appearances...
by tomoufc
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Football League Trophy
Replies: 180
Views: 7903

Re: Football League Trophy

I agree that me boycotting the final will have very little impact. But if, as I fear it may, this 'experiment' continues into another season (then another, and another), then it is even more important for individuals to hold their ground on this now, as any attempts to repeat a boycott next season w...
by tomoufc
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Football League Trophy
Replies: 180
Views: 7903

Re: Football League Trophy

The boycott stands until B teams are removed from the competition. Good luck to OUFC at Wembley, and well done for getting there, but I'll feel no great sense of excitement for us winning a completely devalued competition in front of a bunch of fans who lack the gumption or discipline to see through...
by tomoufc
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Whisper it...
Replies: 38
Views: 2119

Re: Whisper it...

Why is it that the FA and the EFL stand idly by as supporters of clubs are subjected to terrible ownership? I guess it suits the big clubs well - allowing for some extremely dodgy stuff like money laundering and tax avoidance at the top end, while inflating the costs of building squads to challenge...
by tomoufc
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Football League Trophy
Replies: 180
Views: 7903

Re: Football League Trophy

That's more like it. Strange. Nothing in my last post qualified or altered in any way the views expressed in my initial one... Yes, you said that this is not about the future of the club. So my silly taunt at least got that out of you. On this, I fundamentally disagree. It is about the future of th...
by tomoufc
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Football League Trophy
Replies: 180
Views: 7903

Re: Football League Trophy

I can see merits in all of the different arguments put forward here. Midweek games are a no-no for me, so my non-attendance so far is independent of whether I would have joined in the boycott. If we get to Wembley, I shall go. There will be plenty who will do likewise. There will also be plenty who...
by tomoufc
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Football League Trophy
Replies: 180
Views: 7903

Re: Football League Trophy

I can see merits in all of the different arguments put forward here. Midweek games are a no-no for me, so my non-attendance so far is independent of whether I would have joined in the boycott. If we get to Wembley, I shall go. There will be plenty who will do likewise. There will also be plenty who...
by tomoufc
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Football League Trophy
Replies: 180
Views: 7903

Re: Football League Trophy

I love my club too, and that's why I'm boycotting. Realistically, being a 5 game a season exile, that'll only make any (small) difference if we actually get to Wembley. The direction of travel in football is towards ever greater centralisation of capital into fewer clubs with bigger squads. And that...
by tomoufc
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chairman's Programme Notes v Scunthorpe
Replies: 68
Views: 2694

Re: Chairman's Programme Notes v Scunthorpe

I wonder if anyone's been able to pop into the KasStad to look at the housing development plans? I feel that if you want to know what's really going on, it's there that you'll get some real clues.
by tomoufc
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chairman's Programme Notes v Scunthorpe
Replies: 68
Views: 2694

Re: Chairman's Programme Notes v Scunthorpe

In addition, an HoT shows that all parties have an agreed way to a deal, subject to detail. That's I think the crux of the matter. I doubt there is any shared agreement about just how a deal may be done, and one could speculate endlessly about why that might be. On the other hand, the idea that DE ...
by tomoufc
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: NEW SIGNINGS
Replies: 46
Views: 4338

Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Great signing. If he finds his feet quickly in first team football, we'd have a real chance at the play-offs.
by tomoufc
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chairman's Programme Notes v Scunthorpe
Replies: 68
Views: 2694

Re: Chairman's Programme Notes v Scunthorpe

Looks like some more information on what OCC have planned for the stadium and surrounding areas. Interesting too that these plans are being displayed at the Kas Stad. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15033865.Masterplan_for___39_South_Oxford_science_village__39__revealed_ahead_of_exhibition/?ref=mrb...
by tomoufc
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chairman's Programme Notes v Scunthorpe
Replies: 68
Views: 2694

Re: Chairman's Programme Notes v Scunthorpe

Don't take this as me being rude Tom, but I don't think you know what anyone else knows. You only know what they are prepared to tell you, whether that be OxVox, or DE, or individuals. No rudeness taken :) When did this forum become so polite? And I agree, what's interesting is what's not being sai...