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by Kairdiff Exile
Thu May 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: (Not) Retained List
Replies: 2
Views: 3223

Re: (Not) Retained List

As for Kelleher, presumably the same goes for him. But why sign him, then send him on loan for two seasons rather than play him in the U23 squad and look to bring him through that way? Anybody know the story behind that? As I remember it, he was signed right at the death of Appleton’s reign, probab...
by Kairdiff Exile
Tue May 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Resumé
Replies: 2
Views: 3192

Re: Resumé

Let's start by revisiting what we as fans predicted before the start of the season . Much has been made about our "Top 7 budget", but amongst those of us who post on here, expectations were much more muted: - Me: 14th - Neil W: 9th - Dr Bob: 8th - Jimski: Bottom half - Werther's Original: 10th or 11...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sun May 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The Priory.
Replies: 3
Views: 3207

Re: The Priory.

Perhaps someone with better knowledge of planning issues could advise why the council could not simply withdrawn permission for the hotel on grounds of breach of conditions, and force Kassam to pull the hotel down, extreme though that reaction might seem. I don’t profess to be an expert, although I...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sat May 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The Priory.
Replies: 3
Views: 3207

Re: The Priory.

I always thought it was a crying shame that permission for the Hilton hotel wasn’t predicated on the Priory being an actual part of that development. It seems sacrilege to me that you’d build a utilitarian modern building next to a beautiful old fenced-off, boarded-up tumble-down building rather tha...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed May 01, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chris Wilder
Replies: 22
Views: 9641

Re: Chris Wilder

CNEMWO OK I give up. Back in the day of Rage On as a physical fanzine you could buy with money, there was a running joke about Denis "Next England Manager" Smith (Out), aka DNEMSO, lampooning both his claims that he had once been under consideration for the national job and also how far he'd fallen...
by Kairdiff Exile
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: You're winding me up!
Replies: 66
Views: 36330

Re: You're winding me up!

Anyone else anticipating a club statement in a week or so regarding the ownership of Oxford United? It's long been rumoured that Erick Thohir is the likely chairman in the long-term and that Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth will make a quick buck from his brief tenure and then ride off into the sunset. Tho...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chris Wilder
Replies: 22
Views: 9641

Re: Chris Wilder

Given the situation we were in, why was he (IIRC) offered a one year rolling contract? The Prosecution would argue that we had stagnated after two years of mid-table finishes in Div 4, and the quality of football had been pretty dismal at times. They would add that Wilder had been backed in the loa...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Robbed versus Rovers
Replies: 7
Views: 3867

Re: Robbed versus Rovers

Ty - yes, sorry, I expressed myself badly; have edited my post accordingly. What I meant is that at times the large number of loanees got in the way of allowing those promising home-grown youngsters to develop. Napa is a case in point, as he was sent off to Macclesfield despite KR rating him, becaus...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chris Wilder
Replies: 22
Views: 9641

Re: Chris Wilder

people are still glad he left us - the mind boggles! Straw man argument. Nobody has said that. Let's also not forget that home game against Torquay where he marched out of the ground without doing any media, and allowed speculation to grow on his position and what was happening within the club. Wha...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Robbed versus Rovers
Replies: 7
Views: 3867

Re: Robbed versus Rovers

We wuz robbed. Then again, if on some of our numerous other attacks our front players could have made better decisions about when to shoot and when to pass, those two bad decisions would have been utterly irrelevant. Quite. A lot was made about the offside-that-wasn't involving Sinclair, and the ha...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chris Wilder
Replies: 22
Views: 9641

Re: Chris Wilder

I'm with RR - Wilder leaving Oxford was the right thing for both parties at the time. Indeed, I'd wager that departing Grenoble Road played a significant part in sharpening Wilder's ability as a manager. At Northampton, he had to work much better with what he had rather than always signing another l...
by Kairdiff Exile
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: 10 is the magic number
Replies: 5
Views: 3888

Re: 10 is the magic number

As someone who has been openly and vocally critical of Karl Robinson, I feel duty-bound to acknowledge his role in our excellent recent form. Whilst I still wouldn't shed any tears if he left tomorrow, I feel much more positive about our prospects for next season, especially if the right lessons hav...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Safety in numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5344

Re: Safety in numbers

I am still clinging to the hope that, once the Indonesian elections are over in ten days' time, Thohir will have discharged his other footballing and non-footballing duties elsewhere, and he will then be announced as the new Chairman and we will hear the full set of plans for him to deliver us a new...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Safety in numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5344

Re: Safety in numbers

With safety now seemingly confirmed, it's time for an inquest into what went so wrong this season for a team who had been tipped for (and had the budget for) a playoff place ended up spending most of the year fighting relegation. For me, there were four things (more to follow in due course, probably...
by Kairdiff Exile
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: WhyCom-plain
Replies: 13
Views: 5582

Re: WhyCom-plain

Myles Francis wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Old Abingdonian wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:41 am
It seems that the club has taken a first step in not going out of its way to annoy Kassam.
If only that were the case....
Well done, Nostradamus. Seeing as you've got the inside track on what's happening, what other joyous revelations should we be expecting?