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by The Boys from Up the Hill
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Wilder OUT
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re:

I think it's more the case that in this day and age it's easy for half a dozen excitable kids with access to the internet to wind themselves and each other up and appear to be some kind of group or movement. Woah, don't assume that it's just kids that go around shouting Wilder out because they're i...
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The Great Formation Debate
Replies: 27
Views: 2259

Re: The Great Formation Debate

Lots of people seem to have questioned Wilder's choice of formation lately, but we've been given this great article defending Wilder's choice of 4-3-3. http://theboysfromupthehill.blogspot.com/2011/09/why-4-3-3-is-right-formation-for-oxford.html So what does everyone think? Is 4-3-3 the...
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The Great Formation Debate
Replies: 27
Views: 2259

Re:

To me in order to play 4 3 3 the two wide men up front can not be simply converted centre forwards. So Midson and Smalley for example can not be at their best when playing off Constable in a 4 3 3. The success in the past 2 games seems to have co incided with the defence suddenly getting it's act t...
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The Great Formation Debate
Replies: 27
Views: 2259

The Great Formation Debate

Lots of people seem to have questioned Wilder's choice of formation lately, but we've been given this great article defending Wilder's choice of 4-3-3. http://theboysfromupthehill.blogspot.com/2011/09/why-4-3-3-is-right-formation-for-oxford.html So what does everyone think? Is 4-3-3 the ...
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Wilder OUT
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

If you want people to take a comment like this seriously at least provide some line of reasoning or evidence. As it is, it looks simply like you've thrown your toys out of the pram because Wilder has done something that upset you.
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: League Two Season Preview
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Sorry to drag up an old thread but I thought it was better than constantly spamming it up with new ones. But as I mentioned 'surprise packages' when I wrote the preview it seems rather fitting. Also interesting to see a club like Morecambe (who I had down as relegation certs) top the table at this f...
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Brewers Top ... Hat
Replies: 34
Views: 3163

I think we'll see something of a return to form and a nice 2-0 victory to go with it.

Incidentally, for the same fixture last season we were treated to three Oxford goals and two Burton players sent off! A repeat of that would be nice!
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Deja Vu?
Replies: 0
Views: 1078

Deja Vu?

The question I've been asking is whether we're any better than last season. The stats actually seem to suggest we're on a par with last year, which is not really good enough, to be honest. http://theboysfromupthehill.blogspot.com/2011/09/deja-vu.html From what you've seen so far this sea...
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Beano update?
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

After the Slumdon match and off-field shenanigans I thought it was only fair I wrote a little about OUR Mr Constable. For me, the Slumdon match confirmed him as a legend - a word that is so ridiculously overused it's untrue, and one that I'm usually reluctant to use. Maybe it's just the post-Swindon...
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: A Timeline of the Oxford-Swindon Rivalry
Replies: 0
Views: 1314

A Timeline of the Oxford-Swindon Rivalry

Hello all, I've written a little bit about the history of the rivalry ready for the big match on Sunday.

http&#58//theboysfromupthehill&#46blogs ... ry&#46html

First trip to the County Ground for me, and I have to say I'm a little nervous.
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Beano
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

To be fair, it wasn't just Beano losing headers on Saturday, the whole team were at it! Every time the ball went in the air it landed on a Bradford head, we just seem to be weak in the air.
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Them from the other Valley Hat
Replies: 27
Views: 2496

Oxford 2-2 Bradford
Beano, Potter
7420 (600 away)

Also thought I'd give a quick plug to this preview of the match: http&#58//theboysfromupthehill&#46blogs ... re&#46html
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: New season prediction
Replies: 2
Views: 569

I think you may be right, especially with some injuries to key players already. Once Capaldi, McLaren and Leven are back I'll feel a lot more comfortable. The midfield is my main concern at the moment.
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: New Away Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 973

I really like it, it's so much better than last year's. The one thing that worries me is this: &quotwe're looking forward to wearing it throughout the season at our away matches&quot. Can it not be worn only when there's a colour clash?
by The Boys from Up the Hill
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Do ÔÇÿFriendlyÔÇÖ results matter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

On the subject of our own friendly results, I've written a little bit about them. A sign of things to come, or Jamie Guy Syndrome?

http&#58//theboysfromupthehill&#46blogs ... uy&#46html