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Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.45 – Southend at home

March 1, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

OXFORD UNITED 2 SOUTHEND UNITED 1 Watford 3 Liverpool 0 yells loud and clear that nothing can be taken for granted in football. A coupon buster if ever there was one. The best odds I could find on an Oxford win against the Shrimpers was 2/7. A Southend supporting mate had a tenner on them  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.44 – Accrington at home

February 26, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

ACCRINGTON AT HOME Following our wins against Wimbledon and Ipswich which have seen much improved showings on most of what we had produced in the league in 2020 I got thinking about what could stop us making the play-offs. What are the risks and challenges? Obviously it could be that there are genuinely six teams  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.43 – Ipswich away

February 24, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

IPSWICH AWAY The good old bad old days After the previous FV a minor debate broke out concerning “must win” games. Which are and are not. This got me thinking that in the old days these sort of topics would have led to an entire article in the hard copy fanzine. This prompted memories to  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.42 – Wimbledon at home

February 19, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

OXFORD UNITED 5 AFC WIMBLEDON 0 “This is a must win game” is a tiresome football cliché. Some fans often spout this nonsense when with a little thought would clearly see the next match is no such thing. Last game of the season with your team occupying the final relegation place one point behind your  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.41 – Sunderland at home

February 16, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

SUNDERLAND AT HOME The visitors are up for sale It was only back in May 2018 that Stuart Donald with his “business partner” Charlie Methven and some backing from Juan Sartori took over Sunderland AFC. There were a number of Oxford fans who were critical of Darryl Eales for not selling OUFC to this lot  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.40 – Burton away

February 12, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

BURTON AWAY Before our trip to the Pirelli Stadium the current form of L1 sides over the last few games was: POINTS WON IN LAST FIVE GAMES LEAGUE POSITION Peterborough 15 3 Portsmouth 15 5 Rotherham 12 1 Coventry 11 4 Sunderland 10 6 Wycombe 9 2 Fleetwood 9 9 Doncaster 8 8 Gillingham 7  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.39 – Peterborough away

February 9, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

PETERBOROUGH UNITED 4 OXFORD UNITED 0 Every match is to some extent informative but some much more so than others. The outcome of this fixture was going to tell us much. I travelled fearing that we could get beaten by a couple of goals, or possibly more, but also carried reasonable hope that this would  more ]

fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.38 – FA Cup 4th Round Replay – Newcastle at home

February 6, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

F.A. CUP 4th ROUND REPLAY OXFORD UNITED 2 NEWCASTLE UNITED 3 (aet) At least it is a leap year meaning that February contains 29 days in 2020 but it is still the shortest month and OUFC have to cram in nine fixtures during this period. And to think that some Premier League teams bleat on  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.37 – Blackpool at home

February 3, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

OXFORD UNITED 2 BLACKPOOL 1 These were two teams bringing poor league form to this fixture. We’d not yet picked up three points in 2020 taking just two from 12 available. Blackpool’s record was much worse with two draws and five losses from their previous seven league games although each of those defeats was by  more ]

Newcastle Away (but actually quite close to home…)

January 28, 2020

Will Green explains why Newcastle v Oxford United was anything but a big day out…