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by Jimski
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer transfers 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10254

Re: Summer transfers 2019

Supposedly Chris Cadden was seen in the crowd at the QPR game - no idea of the veracity of this.
by Jimski
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: Ched Evans

I also think that fans have every right to voice their fears over signing players that they consider to be extremely morally dubious. This is not someone trying to get a job at a local supermarket, this is someone representing the club and city, whose name could well be chanted by thousands. If fans...
by Jimski
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: Ched Evans

by Jimski
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: Ched Evans

I suggest anyone who really would rather Evans didn't come to Oxford contact the club and make their views known. It might well not have much effect, but you never know. (I dropped them an email, though wasn't sure which address best to use, so goodness knows...!)
by Jimski
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: Ched Evans

I've been depressing myself by reading more accounts of the case, and its aftermath. It's bloody appalling. Many societies have had discrimination against women codifed in law, and we're not clear of that situation yet. https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/ched-evans-footballer-rape-trial-acquitted-...
by Jimski
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: Ched Evans

And, of course, legal decisions can be morally wrong. That's why people campaign to get such laws changed. A specific modern day example being this idea that a woman's sexual history should count against her in rape cases.
by Jimski
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: Ched Evans

Well, I guess in the age of President Trump*, people are not uncomfortable being represented by people who treat women as disposable objects. I'd hope it would give decent people pause for thought though.

*not convicted of anything either... (yet!?)
by Jimski
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: Ched Evans

An article written shortly after the Evans retrial, which puts his behaviour in a wider context of just how it is for women in the world of football: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... pect-women
by Jimski
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: Ched Evans

It should also be remembered about rape cases that there is a far far lower conviction rate than for other violent crimes. (Enough to put off a lot of victims even reporting the crime.) And there is also little evidence to suggest that there is a greater incidence of victims lying about the crime. T...
by Jimski
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: Ched Evans

There was an extremely controversial use of the woman's sexual history in the retrial (which was presented as "new evidence" in the case). He admitted he had sex with her, and CCTV showed her to be extremely drunk (stumbling about). She was evidently very badly affected by the case, and he refused t...
by Jimski
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: Ched Evans

I agree. He was recently linked with Portsmouth and an outpouring of distaste from their fans put the club off. (In fact they then denied even having an interest.) Maybe we can do the same somehow?
by Jimski
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer transfers 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10254

Re: Summer transfers 2019

by Jimski
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer transfers 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10254

Re: Summer transfers 2019

Wonder if that means we've given up on signing Kashi?
by Jimski
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: LEAGUE ONE 2019-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 5494

Re: LEAGUE ONE 2019-2020

Accrington is the only* one I've not been to - was going to go this time, but their presence in the fourth round of the FA Cup put paid to that. (As it did with Wigan the previous season - it's like a conspiracy!)


* Not counting Franchise, obviously!
by Jimski
Tue May 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chris Wilder
Replies: 22
Views: 6231

Re: Chris Wilder

Only just seen this recent(ish) post from OxBlogger after Wilder gained promotion to the top flight. A good read.

https://oxblogger.co.uk/2019/05/08/midw ... e-manager/