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by Werthers Original
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Don't blame the players
Replies: 38
Views: 3337

I watched the game on a big-screen pub TV rather than listening to RD, and so got a good view of the players' miserable expressions and defeated body language. Most poignant image was a shot of Chris Hargreaves in the stands, looking equally downcast. God we could have done with someone like him kic...
by Werthers Original
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Worryingly ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

My Exeter-supporting friend says they're after Eddie ... that would be dreadful, he's just about our only attacking threat and he's one of our own
by Werthers Original
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Stunned silence
Replies: 27
Views: 3162

Since Brian Horton left us for better things none of our managers have subsequently worked again in the English league, with the exception of Denis at Wrexham, whereas lots of ex-players are doing fine elsewhere. This implies that our problems stem largely from the appalling shower of managers we've...
by Werthers Original
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: A Few Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 4296

Yes quite!

This thread at the Guardian should please some of you jumpers-for-goalpost types - there's a few votes for the Manor

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by Werthers Original
Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The problem with the AFC Oxford option
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Come on lads, I don't think it'll come to that, we're just rubbish and broke. Last season Cambridge fans were looking at derbies with Cambridge City but they're doing OK this year. Talking of rubbish did anyone watch the Stoke v Newcastle game onSunday? Appallingly physical hoofball of hardly a high...
by Werthers Original
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Mac Attack
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

Rad Ox were raving about him in the 5-0 game, I seem to remember
by Werthers Original
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Adam Murray
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

&quotClearly there are other things going on in Adam's life right now&quot
*Makes drinky-drinky motion*
by Werthers Original
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Christmas Cheer
Replies: 80
Views: 8476

Whatever and ever amen. I recently suggested we may as well have kept Jamie Cook, looking at our position and his. I was kind of joking but maybe I should have been serious. I've got my friend's season ticket but because I'm not a nice guy I'm going to give it back to him - I've been to five games t...
by Werthers Original
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Christmas Cheer
Replies: 80
Views: 8476

I think Justin once had a fight with the Simmo-hater, which livened up a game with lowly Port Vale or some such. You get a different kind of angry mad fan at the New Ground.
by Werthers Original
Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Christmas Cheer
Replies: 80
Views: 8476

I like Duffy well enough, he's genuinely good in the air without being a donkey, and given a few decent crosses is likely to knock one in. His 'energy-saving' style is what winds some people up, but then above all Oxford fans seem to like strong, busy players who 'get stuck in'. I used to stand in t...
by Werthers Original
Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 45
Views: 5601

It wasn't exactly an argument :-) though it is funny to note that we have come down to join some of our 'rejects'.

Yes, we could do with all three of the players released around the same time - Hackett, Bradbury and Davies. We'd probably be 8th in Div 4 now if we'd kept them.
by Werthers Original
Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 45
Views: 5601

Yes, that's what I was saying really, in a flippant manner. At this level it's management and coaching that count, teams like FGR don't have players who are great individually, but they are a settled consistent unit with good team spirit and tactics that work.
by Werthers Original
Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 45
Views: 5601

'Football fans in general don't like criticising players'? You jest sir. I'm in favour of changing the management regularly if they are hopeless, but not the players. I don't ever want to see Kemp, Rix, etc again, but would we be any worse if we'd just kept players like (for example) Jamie Cook and ...
by Werthers Original
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 45
Views: 5601

Extreme frustration with the management is completely reasonable, given that we have gone backwards since last year, a season which was itself supremely frustrating. We let some good players go and brought in donkeys, centre halves and loanees. Whatever their faults, does anyone really think that a ...
by Werthers Original
Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: English Football and other Nations in the UK
Replies: 55
Views: 6668

Like someone earlier in the thread I was again very struck by the similarities betwen England and OUFC. Croatia were even wearing Exeter's away strip! Is lone striker Crouch just a larger, slower version of Yemi, and is Wayne Bridge Jeannin in disguise? But I can't believe all the people who say the...