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by Isaac
Mon May 20, 2024 10:11 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Wem-Ber-Lee!
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Wem-Ber-Lee!

If I'm being greedy I would have liked a 3rd goal, all our chances fell to our best player, Murphy and on another day he might have scored 5 or 6. I was at the Gillingham v Man City play-off game in 98 when Gillingham scored 2 in the last 10 minutes but then Man City got 2 in injury time and I was v...
by Isaac
Thu May 09, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Wem-Ber-Lee!
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Wem-Ber-Lee!

I felt we were fairly comfortable until the last 10 minutes against Peterborough, a bit like the first leg. That last 10 minutes (particularly the throw-in that went across the face of goal in the last seconds) took a few years off my life expectancy. Difficult to argue against saying Peterborough a...
by Isaac
Mon Apr 29, 2024 10:56 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: play-off run in
Replies: 15
Views: 1580

Re: play-off run in

Pretty straightforward in the end wasn't it.... ok, perhaps not, it's difficult to concentrate on our game while also considering others, but I thought first half we were excellent, 2nd half much less so but actually we handled the last 10/15 minutes reasonably well. We have a fighting chance in the...
by Isaac
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: play-off run in
Replies: 15
Views: 1580

Re: play-off run in

It's clearly not over, we're 11/8 to get into the play-offs according to the bookies, so a bit less than a 50% chance. Could definitely argue we've missed our best chance to do it though, either a win against Stevenage or a draw against Lincoln probably would have done it. It doesn't feel like we ha...
by Isaac
Wed Feb 14, 2024 11:03 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Fylde under big week
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: Fylde under big week

ifollow for me against Wigan. The 1st half was very poor, Dale and Long down the right hand side looked like they'd never met, let alone done any training together. Fair play to Long though, he recovered reasonably well in the 2nd half. I dread to think about the amount of booing there'd have been i...
by Isaac
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:05 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Fylde under big week
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Fylde under big week

My 3rd in person game of the season, decent weather for Blackpool given it was the middle of Feb and I am always bewildered by Blackpool, it's such a strange place - feels like a big city of run-down small shops and b&b's. Football wise, a more promising performance against a side you'd expect (...
by Isaac
Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Gas-tly
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Gas-tly

There were a lot of complaints about lack of a plan on Radio Oxford after the game, which leads to criticism of the manager but I'm pretty sure the plan was the same as the game at Carlisle, get the ball into the feet if Rodrigues/Goodrham, then play from there. Not necessarily a great plan, admitte...
by Isaac
Mon Jan 15, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Great Border City
Replies: 0
Views: 2276

Great Border City

My most local fixture - we had a good amount of fans there, probably a large percentage being exiles but the atmosphere was good even when we didn't start that well. Sadly I don't think we'll be in the same league next season as Carlisle look in a fair amount of trouble. I usually drive to this game...
by Isaac
Tue Jan 09, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: outcobbled, a short canvas, rammed, and not addicked
Replies: 11
Views: 2263

Re: outcobbled, a short canvas, rammed, and not addicked

maybe the club are reading this forum (although obviously we're not the only ones complaining). Anyway, this is better from the club. https://www.oufc.co.uk/news/2024/january/tim-williams/ Buried in there is the news the Chris Hackett, former wing speed-merchant is our new assistant. Seems reasonabl...
by Isaac
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: outcobbled, a short canvas, rammed, and not addicked
Replies: 11
Views: 2263

Re: outcobbled, a short canvas, rammed, and not addicked

It's strange/worrying isn't it? On the face of it things are going well, our average attendance is higher than it's ever been, league position wise I don't think we've been better than this is 25 years, but off the pitch it's a bit more concerning. The lack of an assistant manager still is odd - Buc...
by Isaac
Mon Dec 18, 2023 3:15 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Oh, Biscuits
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: Oh, Biscuits

Much better against a team who admittedly were very poor and low on confidence. Signs that Buckingham might be a bit more attacking than Manning was, seemed like a vintage Robinson set up with Brannagan further forward and the wingers very much out wide and two full backs who weren't centre halves r...
by Isaac
Mon Dec 11, 2023 10:35 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Painful Posh Pummelling
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Painful Posh Pummelling

Ridiculously harsh to lay this at the door of Buckingham given he's been here 3 weeks or so - he speaks relatively similarly to Manning which is no surprise given he's had a similar career history. Ultimately, if you lose it doesn't matter what you say afterwards. This season we've never been a team...
by Isaac
Mon Nov 27, 2023 11:47 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Completely bazooka'd
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Completely bazooka'd

A deserved defeat. The first 15 minutes were reminiscent of the Stevenage game where we were getting battered and struggled. The difference was against Stevenage we had Long, Moore and Brown as our centre halves and eventually they got to grips with it, whereas here we had Negru and Thorniley and th...
by Isaac
Tue Nov 07, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Liam Managing
Replies: 12
Views: 3957

Re: Liam Managing

Disappointing decision from Manning to scarper at the first half decent opportunity. The statement on the OWS suggests the club are annoyed with him, having given him (supposedly) a very good budget, the assistant/coaches/analysts he wanted, they probably reasonably expected he'd stay longer than 6 ...
by Isaac
Mon Oct 30, 2023 12:15 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Wycombe
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Wycombe

It's very rare to get two such similar or almost identical incidents in a game isn't it? I can't really think of another game where that's happened. I think the referee gave the Wycombe penalty because everyone stopped. Either way, very tricky to see why you'd give one and not the other. Although I ...