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Have I Got Old News For You

Post by slappy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:07 pm

As the 'Where are they now' section seems to be enjoyed, I'll start another with links to old news of Oxford United from the current internet.

Leeds United feature in this week's Guardian Joy of Six Big Clubs in The Lower Leagues, at number six is Leeds United, with a reminder of their match at the Manor from November 1984
&quotAn earlier match that season involving Leeds, at Oxford's Manor Ground in November, had seen the away supporters rip six-foot planks from the TV gantry and hurl them on to the pitch, forcing their manager to concede defeat four minutes before full time. Leeds had gone two goals up before losing 5-2, their second goal scored by the 37-year-old veteran Peter Lorimer, who was later sent off for protesting at being smacked in the mouth by Oxford's hat-trick hero John Aldridge. These were different times all right.&quot
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Post by slappy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:01 pm

Birmingham City were recently thrashed 5-0 by Barnsley, their worst league result in 25 years since they lost 6-0 to Crystal Palace in 1987 with John Trewick playing for the blues.
They remember happier results for them including a 7-1 win against OUFC from December 1998, which appears to be the last time the two teams played competitively.
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Post by slappy » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:34 am

Leyton Orient are considering sharing the Olympic Stadium with West Ham and changing their name to London Orient, and so the Daily Hate remembers the Thames Valley Royals.
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Post by slappy » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:40 am

Sunderland remember on this day in 1974, Pop Robson scored two goals in a 2-0 victory over OUFC.

'Pop' Robson played for Sunderland, Newcastle, West Ham, Chelsea, and Sunderland from the 60s to the 80s, and is now chief scout at Sunderland.
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Post by slappy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:52 am

Eastbourne Borough remember reaching the First Round proper of the FA Cup in 2005 against OUFC, however face a replay against Hendon, and if succesful, a Fourth Qualifying Round match against Histon or Corby.

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Post by slappy » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:19 pm

Newcastle United have recently signed Wonga for their kit sponsor, and the Daily Mirror rounds up ten more 'embarrassing' sponsors, including Wang for OUFC.

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Post by slappy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:43 am

Derby County talk about their links with Dublin club Cherry Orchard, having signed EIRE U-16 defender Jack Tuite. The OUFC connection is that Dave Langan also joined Derby as an apprentice from the club.

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Post by slappy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:16 pm

&quotslappy&quot wrote:Newcastle United have recently signed Wonga for their kit sponsor, and the Daily Mirror rounds up ten more 'embarrassing' sponsors, including Wang for OUFC.
The Oxford Student rehash the same story, with a few other shirt deals I hadn't heard of.

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Post by slappy » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:38 am

My news search often pops up with stories by matching:
... University of Oxford, United Kingdom [when a foreign website wants to add the country in to a news story, or in research abstracts]
Oxford United Reformed Church [a church in America]
as well as the Irish and Gambian football teams.
So sometimes you have to hunt through the story to find out if there really is an OUFC connection.
On Saturday, the Independent brought us a story of a crocodile zoo near Witney, so I was half expecting the sentence &quotWitney, near Oxford, United Kingdom&quot, however it turns out the zoo is run by a man with an Oxford United tattoo. [surely one of the most tenuous links to an OUFC related story]
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Post by slappy » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:44 am

Fulham FC talk to their Academy Director Huw Jennings, who first joined up with Malcolm Elias during his time at OUFC.

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Post by slappy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:21 pm

West Briton: Yesteryear with Chris Sawle
Oct. 25
50 YEARS AGO From the West Briton, October 19, 1962 F.A. CUP - Falmouth Town, soccer pride of Cornwall following their 3-1 defeat of Bath City, have been drawn at home to Fourth Division club Oxford United in the first round proper of the FA Cup.

Within minutes of the draw being made, Falmouth team secretary Mr. Eric Sowden had people telephoning him for tickets for the match, which is on Saturday week.

Of the draw he said, &quotEveryone is highly delighted and very excited.&quot

What of the chances of Falmouth, who have made soccer history by becoming the first Cornish club to go so far in the FA competition? &quotI rate us as having better than a 50-50 chance,&quot says Mr. Sowden, &quotespecially as we will have all of Cornwall behind us.&quot Falmouth's officials expect a near-capacity crowd.

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Post by Radley Rambler » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:28 pm

&quotslappy&quot wrote:West Briton: Yesteryear with Chris Sawle
Oct. 25
50 YEARS AGO From the West Briton, October 19, 1962 F.A. CUP - Falmouth Town, soccer pride of Cornwall following their 3-1 defeat of Bath City, have been drawn at home to Fourth Division club Oxford United in the first round proper of the FA Cup.

Within minutes of the draw being made, Falmouth team secretary Mr. Eric Sowden had people telephoning him for tickets for the match, which is on Saturday week.

Of the draw he said, &quotEveryone is highly delighted and very excited.&quot

What of the chances of Falmouth, who have made soccer history by becoming the first Cornish club to go so far in the FA competition? &quotI rate us as having better than a 50-50 chance,&quot says Mr. Sowden, &quotespecially as we will have all of Cornwall behind us.&quot Falmouth's officials expect a near-capacity crowd.

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04-11-1962 Falmouth Away Won 2 - 1 Bud Houghton Graham Atkinson Att: 5226

Ha - in your face Mr Sowden.

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Post by slappy » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:38 pm

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West Briton: Falmouth's day in the sun - 50 years on


Nov. 01 (West Briton, The) -- IT IS hard to imagine now Falmouth Town's Bickland Park ground packed to the rafters with more than 8,000 fans filling every vantage point.
But 50 years ago this Saturday that was the case when Falmouth made history when they took on Oxford United in the first round of the FA Cup.
They were, and remain, the only Cornish side to reach the first round - a feat they repeated in 1967 and 1969.
Back in the 1960s, Falmouth were &quotThe Team&quot in Cornwall, boosted by the lucrative sale of their former ground at Ashfield to an oil company and they were able to field a team, almost all of whom were exprofessional players.
After the previous season when they became the first team to win the treble of the South-Western League, League Cup and Senior Cup, they embarked on their first FA Cup campaign beating St Blazey, Bideford, Barnstaple and Bath City to reach the first round proper.
The only &quotlocal&quot player in their side was newsagent left-back John Garwood, who is now 77 and still lives in the town.
The late Eric Davis was the player-manager and he had already enjoyed his moment of glory in the FA Cup, by scoring twice for Scunthorpe United in knocking Newcastle United the holders out at St James' Park. He came to Falmouth via Plymouth Argyle as did many of the players. John Garwood, then 27, had only just moved to Falmouth from Essex and only met up with the rest of the team, who were largely based at Plymouth, on match days.
He said: &quotI was an amateur. I did not want to get any money I just wanted to play football.
&quotI trained on my own. I used to get into the ground to train by climbing over an eight foot wall (a feat pictured in the Daily Express).
&quotWe had some great wins to get to the first round and it was a brilliant day. Falmouth were a force then and the most feared team in the South West.&quot Oxford United, who then played in the old Fourth Division, were captained by Ron Atkinson, who went on to manage Manchester United and become a TV pundit.
The tie attracted national media attention, with famous BBC boxing commentator Raymond Glendenning doing the live radio commentary. The BBC filmed the match which was broadcast later in the evening.
Sadly, there was to be no fairytale result as Falmouth lost 2-1, with a late goal from Johnny Penny giving them brief hope after the visitors had gone 2-0 up with two goals midway through the second half.
But for many it was a never to be forgotten occasion, including young supporter Keith Rashleigh, whose brother Clifford had been a member of the treble-winning team before suffering a cartilage injury.
He said: &quotPupils at Trescobeas School, under the supervision of Alan Spencer the woodwork teacher, made hundreds of wooden rattles. &quotFields around Union Corner were used for extra car parking and a special covered area in front of the main stand was created for the National Press.
&quotBenches (I believe from Falmouth Docks) were placed all around the touchlines and 500 Oxford fans all bussed up from Penmere station were segregated by a single piece of pipe into the far corner opposite the pay box end.
&quotAll was very highly organised.
Even the weather was good.
&quotIt was 0-0 at half time and Town were holding their own and with the revered forward line of Penny. Peach, Bennett. Sullivan and Russell. (still rattled off from memory by older supporters) the miracle was still on.
&quotIt wasn't to be however with Oxford scoring two goals midway through the second half. A goal by Penny prompted the inevitable pitch invasion by the home fans to give Town a glimmer of hope but apart from a shot by Sullivan which went just over the bar, that was it. &quotThe dream was over. It was back to the South Western League.&quot
Sadly no reunion seems to have been planned to mark one of Cornish football's greatest ever days. As John Garwood, who later went on to become chairman at Falmouth Town, said: &quotIt was a different world back in those days. When we met local teams you would get thousands there and you couldn't park near the ground.&quot ? The club repeated their First round appearance again in 1967, when they lost 5-2 away to Peterborough United, and in 1969 when the met Peterborough again Bickland losing 4-1 to the visitors. They were great days.
&quotWe had some great wins to get to the first round. Falmouth were a force then and the most feared team in the South West Falmouth Town's John Garwood


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Post by Radley Rambler » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:32 pm

&quotslappy&quot wrote:West Briton: Falmouth's day in the sun - 50 years on


Nov. 01 (West Briton, The) -- IT IS hard to imagine now Falmouth Town's Bickland Park ground packed to the rafters with more than 8,000 fans filling every vantage point.But 50 years ago this Saturday that was the case when Falmouth made history when they took on Oxford United in the first round of the FA Cup.
They were, and remain, the only Cornish side to reach the first round - a feat they repeated in 1967 and 1969.
Back in the 1960s, Falmouth were &quotThe Team&quot in Cornwall, boosted by the lucrative sale of their former ground at Ashfield to an oil company and they were able to field a team, almost all of whom were exprofessional players.
After the previous season when they became the first team to win the treble of the South-Western League, League Cup and Senior Cup, they embarked on their first FA Cup campaign beating St Blazey, Bideford, Barnstaple and Bath City to reach the first round proper.
The only &quotlocal&quot player in their side was newsagent left-back John Garwood, who is now 77 and still lives in the town.
The late Eric Davis was the player-manager and he had already enjoyed his moment of glory in the FA Cup, by scoring twice for Scunthorpe United in knocking Newcastle United the holders out at St James' Park. He came to Falmouth via Plymouth Argyle as did many of the players. John Garwood, then 27, had only just moved to Falmouth from Essex and only met up with the rest of the team, who were largely based at Plymouth, on match days.
He said: &quotI was an amateur. I did not want to get any money I just wanted to play football.
&quotI trained on my own. I used to get into the ground to train by climbing over an eight foot wall (a feat pictured in the Daily Express).
&quotWe had some great wins to get to the first round and it was a brilliant day. Falmouth were a force then and the most feared team in the South West.&quot Oxford United, who then played in the old Fourth Division, were captained by Ron Atkinson, who went on to manage Manchester United and become a TV pundit.
The tie attracted national media attention, with famous BBC boxing commentator Raymond Glendenning doing the live radio commentary. The BBC filmed the match which was broadcast later in the evening.
Sadly, there was to be no fairytale result as Falmouth lost 2-1, with a late goal from Johnny Penny giving them brief hope after the visitors had gone 2-0 up with two goals midway through the second half.
But for many it was a never to be forgotten occasion, including young supporter Keith Rashleigh, whose brother Clifford had been a member of the treble-winning team before suffering a cartilage injury.
He said: &quotPupils at Trescobeas School, under the supervision of Alan Spencer the woodwork teacher, made hundreds of wooden rattles. &quotFields around Union Corner were used for extra car parking and a special covered area in front of the main stand was created for the National Press.
&quotBenches (I believe from Falmouth Docks) were placed all around the touchlines and 500 Oxford fans all bussed up from Penmere station were segregated by a single piece of pipe into the far corner opposite the pay box end.
&quotAll was very highly organised.
Even the weather was good.
&quotIt was 0-0 at half time and Town were holding their own and with the revered forward line of Penny. Peach, Bennett. Sullivan and Russell. (still rattled off from memory by older supporters) the miracle was still on.
&quotIt wasn't to be however with Oxford scoring two goals midway through the second half. A goal by Penny prompted the inevitable pitch invasion by the home fans to give Town a glimmer of hope but apart from a shot by Sullivan which went just over the bar, that was it. &quotThe dream was over. It was back to the South Western League.&quot
Sadly no reunion seems to have been planned to mark one of Cornish football's greatest ever days. As John Garwood, who later went on to become chairman at Falmouth Town, said: &quotIt was a different world back in those days. When we met local teams you would get thousands there and you couldn't park near the ground.&quot ? The club repeated their First round appearance again in 1967, when they lost 5-2 away to Peterborough United, and in 1969 when the met Peterborough again Bickland losing 4-1 to the visitors. They were great days.
&quotWe had some great wins to get to the first round. Falmouth were a force then and the most feared team in the South West Falmouth Town's John Garwood


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The official attendance according to Rageonline was 5,226 - nice to see that there was creative tax accounting at football matches 50 years ago as well as today.

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Re: Have I Got Old News For You

Post by slappy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:37 pm

If anyone is interested, Falmouth are doing a 50th anniversary commemorative programme with a replica of the original. It seems to need a PM to a poster on yellowsforum.

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