Have we got News for you

Fan’s View 2021/22 – No.40 – Portsmouth away

March 3, 2022 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 21/22 – NO.40 PORTSMOUTH 3 OXFORD UNITED 2 Portsmouth is not a place where I’ve ever visited a handful of pubs before a match. I’d not realised before this trip that there are so many real ale pubs within two and a half miles of Fratton Park. The Good Beer Guide (GBG) lists  more ]

Fan’s View 2021/22 – No.39 – Cambridge at home

February 27, 2022 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 21/22 – NO.39 OXFORD UNITED 4 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 2 I knew there would be a decent turnout for Joey but had not quite appreciated how many and what it would actually feel like. This was our fourth home league game in a row where the crowd has been over 10k. (Has that ever  more ]

Fan’s View 2021/22 – No.38 – Crewe away

February 24, 2022 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 21/22 – NO.38 CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 OXFORD UNITED 1 Crewe being bottom of the league with no points from their last six games in which they’d scored just twice worried me, as such things do. But I wasn’t worried enough not to lump just over twenty quid of an already well expanded left  more ]

Fan’s View 2021/22 – No.37 – Charlton away

February 21, 2022 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 21/22 – NO.37 CHARLTON AWAY But first a few things – making this a very long one. Possibly the longest ever. But why not in the circumstances? Defensive stats It appears plain to see for fans, management, players and owners alike that defensively we are currently falling some way short of the standard  more ]

Fan’s View 2021/22 – No.36 – Bolton at home

February 13, 2022 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 21/22 – NO.36 BOLTON AT HOME Our opponents After a run of four straight defeats Bolton have won five and drawn one of their last six league games scoring 14 in the process and conceding just two goals. They’re clearly better than us at keeping clean sheets. In the “big” stakes the Wanderers  more ]

Fan’s View 2021/22 – no.35 – Accrington away

February 9, 2022 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 21/22 – NO.35 ACCRINGTON AWAY Our opponents Every time we play Accrington I and many others come up with much admired small club, going about things the right way and punching above their weight. They must be getting a bit tired of that by now but it is not meant in a patronising  more ]

Fan’s View 2021/22 – no.34 – Portsmouth at home

February 7, 2022 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 21/22 – NO.34 PORTSMOUTH AT HOME Our opponents As is oft mentioned, there are quite a few “big” clubs playing in the third tier of English football, clubs who probably rightly think their natural resting place is somewhat higher up the pyramid. Debatable of course if there is such a thing as a  more ]

Fan’s View 2021/22 – no.33 – Wigan away

February 2, 2022 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 21/22 – NO.33 WIGAN AWAY (This time some football) The home side’s form The task ahead in this one could not be more marked than that which we faced three days earlier. Wigan are the best placed team in L1, one point behind top of the table Rotherham with two games in hand  more ]

Fan’s View 2021/22 – no. 32 – Gillingham away

January 30, 2022 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 21/22 – NO.32 GILLINGHAM AWAY The home side’s form Unlike the last couple of seasons we got away from the starting blocks quite quickly so I never had cause to pay much attention to the bottom of the League One table. I was aware that Doncaster were right down there but had no  more ]

Fan’s View 2021/22 – no.30 – Wycombe away

January 24, 2022 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 21/22 – NO.30 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 2 OXFORD UNITED 0 Whenever I start a FV I have a rough idea what I am going to cover but I regularly end up meandering down a road or cul-de-sac that had not been in my initial thinking. Like last week I left the starting blocks with  more ]