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Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.36 – FA Cup Round 4 – Newcastle away

January 27, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

F.A. CUP ROUND 4 NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 OXFORD UNITED 0 On 4 Jan 2003 we lost 2-0 to Arsenal at Highbury in the third round of the F.A. Cup and with each passing year since then I’ve more and more thought we really could do with another away FA Cup tie against a big Premier  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no. 35 – Gillingham away

January 20, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

GILLINGHAM 1 OXFORD UNITED 1  Regular football fans know the received wisdom is that in most circumstances an away point is a decent return. Therefore given that the Gills are on a run of fine home form we should be quite happy to have come away with a draw. For a number of reasons though  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.34 – Ipswich at home

January 15, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

IPSWICH AT HOME The opposition Ipswich are a team we have not played this century. Our last encounter was on the 20 Feb 1999 in a league game at Portman Road when we lost 2-1. Our goal scorer was Christophe Remy and manager Malcolm Shotton, two very different characters. Football has changed a lot since  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.33 – Rotherham at home

January 12, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

ROTHERHAM AT HOME Fortunes since we met in October When we visited the New York Stadium on 19 Oct we were 8th on 19 points having played 13 games. The Millers were 2 places lower but with only one point less and had played 2 games fewer. Our win put us up to 5th and  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.32 – FA Cup Round 3 – Hartlepool at home

January 5, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

F.A. CUP ROUND 3 – HARTLEPOOL AT HOME Our Opponents and a bit of a meaningless preview It’s hard to believe now but Hartlepool spent eight of nine seasons from 2004/05 onwards in tier three of the Football League. More recently though they’ve had a miserable time of it which means, without wishing to sound  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – Doncaster away

January 2, 2020 - Added by Paul Beasley

DONCASTER ROVERS 1 OXFORD UNITED 0 This result came as no surprise to me. We’re currently not scoring many goals nor letting many in. The mostly likely outcome of any match we’re involved in is a goal-less draw or 1-0 either way. We’ve failed to hit the back of the net in three of our  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – Wimbledon away

December 30, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

AFC WIMBLEDON AWAY Kingsmeadow / Plough Lane Same as ever I know Oxford supporters who go to almost every game but opt out of a trip to Kingston such is the awfulness of Wimbledon’s current home ground. Those who have come along for the first time are oft heard to say, “I’m not bloody coming  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.29 – Lincoln at home

December 27, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

OXFORD UNITED 1 LINCOLN CITY 0 When we destroyed Lincoln at Sincil Bank in September Michael Appleton was looking on from the stands ready to start work as their new manager the following Monday. He brought a record of three wins, one draw and six defeats in the league with him to this Boxing Day  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.28 – Wycombe at home

December 22, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

WYCOMBE AT HOME Our Opponents If there was an award for over achieving in L1 going into Christmas, Wycombe would have won it by a country mile. Even their most optimistic of supporters could not in their wildest dreams have placed them top of the table seven points ahead of their closest chaser. They brought  more ]

Fan’s View – 2019/20 – no.27 – EFL Cup Quarter Final – Manchester City and home

December 20, 2019 - Added by Paul Beasley

MANCHESTER CITY AT HOME – EFL CUP QUARTER FINAL What are the chances? When we began this competition back in August against Peterborough and even more so as we entered the last few minutes against Millwall, the thought that we would once again be entertaining such illustrious opponents in the EFL Cup never entered my  more ]