Have I Got Old News For You

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by slappy » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:08 pm

Memories of the Soccer Six tournament from the 1980s, including a picture of what looks like us playing in 1986.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/th ... tball-fans

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by slappy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:24 pm

Not really on topic, but a Rushden fan is replaying Championship Manager 01/02 and they are playing Oxford in the Vans trophy, Southern Leg. Some names to remember.

https://www.football365.com/news/diamon ... -9k-a-week

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by OtmoorYellow » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:23 pm

slappy wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:08 pm
Memories of the Soccer Six tournament from the 1980s, including a picture of what looks like us playing in 1986.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/th ... tball-fans
The Guinness Soccer 6 and Daily Express National 5 a side tournaments were indoor tournaments for invited clubs from the top tier of English football.

We were invited into the 5 a side tournament in 1985/86 and 1986/87, and into the 6 a side tournament in 1986/87 and 1987/88.

If memory serves me right, we won the 1985/86 5 a side tournament beating Arsenal and we got to the final of the 1986/87 6 a side tournament, again playing Arsenal in the final.

Whilst not particularly valuable, the tournament brochures do not come up for sale very often. I still need the 1985/86 5 a side brochure and the 1986/87 6 a side brochure if anyone has them for sale!

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by slappy » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:13 pm

Mark Wright talks about Liverpool and his career including his time with us.
https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... is-special

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by slappy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:22 pm

In US news, The Jeffrey Epstein allegations link Ghislaine Maxwell to the story, with a picture of her and Cap'n Bob watching Oxford- Brighton in 1984.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/ghis ... ame-2019-7

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by Jimski » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:12 am

Interview with Joey about his time with us, with particular reference to *that* move to West Ham::

https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... t-west-ham

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by slappy » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:34 pm

Top 20 East Yorkshire footballers includes a mention for Dean Windass.
https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/sport/f ... rs-3417214

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:39 am

My local rag here in Cardiff has an interview with Wales starlet Ben Woodburn, reflecting on what he's learnt over the last few years. Most relevant bit to Us:
"I have learned so much at Oxford this season, knowing I am able to play 90 minutes and keep fighting for the team. I have taken a lot of kicks and heavy tackles and shown I'm not lightweight.

"I feel like I have had so much experience and yet I am still only young and learning.

"I'm happy that maybe all these people calling me the young lad will realise I am turning into a man and ready for it. I know what I can do and I have to just show it on the pitch."

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by slappy » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:33 am

Leicester City supporter and Kasabian guitarist Sergio Pizzorno talks about supporting the club, playing gigs, and there is a very small mention for Oxford United.
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/spor ... dy-3455613

I guess it must be this game http://www.rageonline.co.uk/mainpage/fi ... 991-05-11/ as that seems to be the only one at the end of the season.

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by slappy » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 am

Preston retro game - when goalkeeper Alan Kelly played on the wing with his arm in a sling.
https://www.lep.co.uk/sport/football/pr ... 1-10088554

http://www.rageonline.co.uk/mainpage/fi ... 971-09-04/

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by Kernow Yellow » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:32 pm

slappy wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 am
Preston retro game - when goalkeeper Alan Kelly played on the wing with his arm in a sling.
https://www.lep.co.uk/sport/football/pr ... 1-10088554

http://www.rageonline.co.uk/mainpage/fi ... 971-09-04/
Nice story. Games where goalkeepers play outfield and/or outfield players go in goal always stick in the mind.

I remember Mike Ford donning the gloves at the Manor against Hull once and keeping a clean sheet (Billy Whitehurst was clean through against him at one point and spooned the ball way over the bar and indeed the Cuckoo Lane Terrace I think). Speaking of Hull, didn’t a goalkeeper once come on as an outfield sub at Boothferry and score against Us too? Alan Fettis?

Scott McNiven was another outfield player who ended up in goal for Us - we won that game. Any others?

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by Jimski » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:12 pm

I have memories of an outfield player in goal for us against Shrewsbury at Gay Meadow once - can't for the life of me remember who it was.

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by slappy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:58 pm

Robin Herd's passing in June got a mention on the club website. Here's a bigger article on his life from a motorsport perspective here.
https://www.autosport.com/engineering/f ... ring-giant

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by Radley Rambler » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:11 am

Jimski wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:12 pm
I have memories of an outfield player in goal for us against Shrewsbury at Gay Meadow once - can't for the life of me remember who it was.
The aforementioned Scott McNiven

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by Jimski » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:42 am

Radley Rambler wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:11 am
Jimski wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:12 pm
I have memories of an outfield player in goal for us against Shrewsbury at Gay Meadow once - can't for the life of me remember who it was.
The aforementioned Scott McNiven
Ah yes, so it was - thanks!

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