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by OUFC4eva
Wed May 02, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: On This Day
Replies: 278
Views: 16805

Re: On This Day.

On this day - 2nd May 1988 - United hosted its last ever top flight match at the Manor Ground. United (already relegated) under the management of Mark Lawrenson, lost 0-2 to Ron Atkinson’s second placed team. The reds netted twice in the first half through Viv Anderson and Gordon Strachan. Just 8,96...
by OUFC4eva
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Thank goodness that's all over
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Thank goodness that's all over

We need to hold on to Rothwell, Kane, Ledson and Hall, to name just 4, but certainly get rid of as much deadwood as possible. This has been the first season for years where I've only been to one game; Blackburn next Sat! Sounds like I've not missed much? Does that mean you haven’t put any money int...
by OUFC4eva
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Rochdale
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Rochdale

I couldn't watch it - was fairly sure it was gonna go over the bar! Is that because you tend not to watch any Oxford spotkicks or was it because Mousinho was spotting the ball up ? Penalties this season: Marvin Johnson vs Cheltenham (League Cup) SAVED (but followed up the rebound to score). Ryan Le...
by OUFC4eva
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Going Down??
Replies: 90
Views: 2639

Re: Going Down??

I also remember buying a season ticket towards the start of the 2000-2001 - the last of course at the Manor -
and being told by the guy showing me seats in the Beech Road that we had sold only 2,100 season tickets !
by OUFC4eva
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Going Down??
Replies: 90
Views: 2639

Re: Going Down??

I recall listening to BBC Radio Kent to hear Gillingham beat Cardiff City which confirmed our survival. I was reminiscing about that the other week. Like many, I think I kidded myself into thinking that we would halt the decline - whereas in fact the years ahead held two relegations and a lot of mi...
by OUFC4eva
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Going Down??
Replies: 90
Views: 2639

Re: Going Down??

http://www.rageonline.co.uk/mainpage/fi ... 000-04-29/

How ‘bout this for a team!

We nearly suffered successive relegations after losing our Championship status in 1999. We survived in 2000.
We then of course suffered a further relegation in 2001 under David Kemp.
by OUFC4eva
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Going Down??
Replies: 90
Views: 2639

Re: Going Down??

We survived relegation narrowly in 2000 by beating Scunthorpe at the Manor in the penultimate game. I recall listening to BBC Radio Kent to hear Gillingham beat Cardiff City which confirmed our survival. We stayed up with FORTY FIVE points. Denis Smith came in after Mickey Lewis was given the careta...
by OUFC4eva
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Going Down??
Replies: 90
Views: 2639

Re: Going Down??

A point versus ‘Dale and we’re guaranteed safety.

I am pleased that we go into the game where we have to be proactive - we must not sit back. Let’s have a go at them.
by OUFC4eva
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Going Down??
Replies: 90
Views: 2639

Re: Going Down??

Donny are at home to Bury on Tuesday. If they win or draw they’re safe - we could then head to The Peoples Republic of South Yorkshire with a bit more confidence provided we aren't massacred at Wigan. U’s have never played at the Keep Moat - went to Belle Vue which must rank as one of the worst grou...
by OUFC4eva
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Going Down??
Replies: 90
Views: 2639

Re: Going Down??

A devastating , self inflicted defeat against very ordinary opponents and you have to wonder from where a U’s goal will come. Lots of positive approach play in the first two thirds of the pitch but a distinct lack of a Cutting edge. For much of the time the final pass or decision is woeful. Thought ...
by OUFC4eva
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: On This Day
Replies: 278
Views: 16805

Re: On This Day

25 years ago today I was at London Road Peterborough where I met John Durnin’s dad outside the players entrance! What a character. We drew 1-1 (Beauchamp). London Road had an uncovered terrace down one side of the ground I remember. It was also the day the IRA bomb went off in Warrington. http://www...
by OUFC4eva
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Who do you want next?
Replies: 90
Views: 5144

Re: Who do you want next?

Come 2 further days Tiger will have owned United for a month yet the guy seems unable to appoint a manager! It’s singularly the most important decision an owner can make so it’s important not to rush but given his takeover took five months you would have thought a managerial appointment would be don...
by OUFC4eva
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Who do you want next?
Replies: 90
Views: 5144

Re: Who do you want next?

Agreed if we appoint Robinson next week I will laugh my arse off.

The whole thing with “ Tiger “ looks frightening to me right now. I’m sure
there’s much more confusion to come.

How has this happened?
by OUFC4eva
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Who do you want next?
Replies: 90
Views: 5144

Re: Who do you want next?

It was back in November 2001 that we were once linked with Cotterill. Firoz Kassam had ruthlessly dispensed with the services of Mark Wright but the then Cheltenham Town gaffer Cotterill was not interested in working for Kassam. I’d take Cotterill but I would think he will not do anything until he h...
by OUFC4eva
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Tiger
Replies: 37
Views: 1632

Re: Tiger

A worryingly shambolic, unprofessional and totally unprepared media event. It was painful to listen to.

All to symptomatic of a club that has lost its way - completely.