Oxford Utd 0 Portsmouth 0

Oxford Utd 0 Portsmouth 0

Oxford Utd 0 Portsmouth 0

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OXFORD United were unable to make their dominance pay as Portsmouth hung on for a point in a stalemate at the Kassam Stadium.

The U's forced lengthy spells of pressure in both halves, but struggled to create clear chances.

Their best moment arguably came just after the hour, when Danny Rose fired across the face of goal from a narrow angle, but goalkeeper Trevor Carson was frustratingly severely not tested all afternoon.

Portsmouth were dogged and their attacking threat was well shackled by the hosts, with U's goalkeeper Ryan Clarke having less to do than even his opposite number.

But the visitors were ultimately far happier with the result, as United drew a blank in their first game of 2014.

New signing Nicky Wroe came straight into the hosts' starting line-up as one of two changes to the starting line-up.

The other saw Michael Raynes promoted, as Chris Wilder went with a 4-3-3 system which saw Mullins screening the back four, just behind Wroe and Danny Rose.

Portsmouth, backed by 2,300 noisy fans, were the first to get a sight of goal, when Patrick Agyemang dragged an early effort wide.

Aside from a Jed Wallace effort which sailed well over, it was almost as good as it got for them going forward in the first half.

United took time to establish themselves as an attacking force.

Deane Smalley, who led the line as James Constable dropped to the bench, had limited impact getting on the end of aerial balls forward. Flanking him were Sean Rigg and Ryan Williams, who played in a more narrow role than usual but struggled to stretch the Pompey back four.

Gradually the home side began to make headway and in the final 15 minutes of the half the visitors were put under pressure.

Tom Newey, who was a constant outlet on the left flank, came as close as anyone to breaking the deadlock before the break when he leapt to head Danny Rose's 32nd-minute corner just over.

David Hunt curled a free-kick just off target and the full back then crossed for Raynes, whose header was blocked and scrambled behind by an increasingly uncertain Portsmouth defence.

The visitors started the second half brightly, forcing three quick corners. From the last of the trio Nicky Shorey almost curled his delivery straight in, but the ball slid past the far post.

United quickly restored their control on the game, forcing a couple of corners themselves.

Constable replaced an out of sorts Smalley on the hour mark and quickly helped to create a good chance for Rose. The striker's cross rebounded kindly for Rose, who could only fire across the face of goal from an acute angle.

United were unquestionably on top, but they relied on their full backs to provide the width as Williams, and particularly Rigg, came inside.

It made it difficult to get in behind Portsmouth's defence and when a chance did arrive, Carson in goal was not tested.

Hunt volleyed wide when Newey's cross was only half-cleared before, with 12 minutes left, Williams came close to breaking the deadlock.

Wroe's ball forward to Constable was knocked down into the winger's path but although he caught it sweetly on his left foot, the 20-yard volley fizzed just over.

Portsmouth looked poor, but came close to pinching a goal late on. Wallace's inswinging free-kick found Joe Devera free at the back post, but the centre back missed the ball and ended up in the net himself.

Mullins had the final effort when, deep into stoppage time, he got hold of a volley from range which was well struck but straight at Carson.

It was the final act of a game which was an improvement on their 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe in the previous game, but it remained a wasted opportunity.

Oxford Utd: Clarke, Hunt, Raynes, Wright, Newey, Mullins, Wroe, Rose, Williams, Smalley (Constable 61), Rigg.

Unused subs: Henly, Davies, Marsh, Long, Bevans, Ruffels.

Portsmouth: Carson, Alfei, Devera, Bradley, Painter, Ferry, Racon (Padovani 77), Shorey, Wallace, Taylor (Ertl 90), Agyemang (Bird 72).

Unused subs: Smith, N'Gala, Connolly, Whatmough.

Attendance: 8,443 (2,365 visitors).

Referee: Mark Heywood (Cheshire).

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6:16pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

Portsmouth in my opinion, are the worst team to visit the Kassam this season. That makes the result all the worse as we just can't do anything to threaten opponents goals. Smalley really looked what he is today, inept at holding the ball up or scoring goals. Put simply he's shockingly poor and his contract should be torn up immediately. He isn't a striker and therefore has rendered his contract null and void. We have a defence that is reasonable but because we can't hold the ball up or score goals we always look suspect. Even this abject Pompey side could have snuck a goal because we put ourselves under pressure far to readily. Defensively we aren't a bad side but do switch off at set pieces far too often and once again started the games at a snails pace, Portsmouth could have snuck a goal in the first 15 minutes and if they had I really don't think we were capable of getting back in it. We were far to narrow, Williams is a winger not an inside forward and the same applies to Rigg, against better sides sending our fullbacks forward to do the wingers jobs will result in us getting exposed far too readily. Today's performance showed our Manager really has no idea how to outwit even the poorest opposition. Lenagan must act before the gap between us and automatic promotion becomes too big to realistically close, we are too poor to get thru the play offs although the past few games make me think we are to poor to even get in the play off places now. I hope things improve but wonder if they will unless something radical is done.
Portsmouth in my opinion, are the worst team to visit the Kassam this season. That makes the result all the worse as we just can't do anything to threaten opponents goals. Smalley really looked what he is today, inept at holding the ball up or scoring goals. Put simply he's shockingly poor and his contract should be torn up immediately. He isn't a striker and therefore has rendered his contract null and void. We have a defence that is reasonable but because we can't hold the ball up or score goals we always look suspect. Even this abject Pompey side could have snuck a goal because we put ourselves under pressure far to readily. Defensively we aren't a bad side but do switch off at set pieces far too often and once again started the games at a snails pace, Portsmouth could have snuck a goal in the first 15 minutes and if they had I really don't think we were capable of getting back in it. We were far to narrow, Williams is a winger not an inside forward and the same applies to Rigg, against better sides sending our fullbacks forward to do the wingers jobs will result in us getting exposed far too readily. Today's performance showed our Manager really has no idea how to outwit even the poorest opposition. Lenagan must act before the gap between us and automatic promotion becomes too big to realistically close, we are too poor to get thru the play offs although the past few games make me think we are to poor to even get in the play off places now. I hope things improve but wonder if they will unless something radical is done. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 7

6:44pm Sat 11 Jan 14

oldun says...

So, so , negative . Dire - against woeful opposition. Even as one of Chris' biggest fans on here , I am nearly certain that he won't take us up this season. If he does not then he must go at the end of the season (if he has not gone before then - I hate to say that )
So, so , negative . Dire - against woeful opposition. Even as one of Chris' biggest fans on here , I am nearly certain that he won't take us up this season. If he does not then he must go at the end of the season (if he has not gone before then - I hate to say that ) oldun
  • Score: -2

6:47pm Sat 11 Jan 14

oldun says...

Richard Wickson wrote:
Portsmouth in my opinion, are the worst team to visit the Kassam this season. That makes the result all the worse as we just can't do anything to threaten opponents goals. Smalley really looked what he is today, inept at holding the ball up or scoring goals. Put simply he's shockingly poor and his contract should be torn up immediately. He isn't a striker and therefore has rendered his contract null and void. We have a defence that is reasonable but because we can't hold the ball up or score goals we always look suspect. Even this abject Pompey side could have snuck a goal because we put ourselves under pressure far to readily. Defensively we aren't a bad side but do switch off at set pieces far too often and once again started the games at a snails pace, Portsmouth could have snuck a goal in the first 15 minutes and if they had I really don't think we were capable of getting back in it. We were far to narrow, Williams is a winger not an inside forward and the same applies to Rigg, against better sides sending our fullbacks forward to do the wingers jobs will result in us getting exposed far too readily. Today's performance showed our Manager really has no idea how to outwit even the poorest opposition. Lenagan must act before the gap between us and automatic promotion becomes too big to realistically close, we are too poor to get thru the play offs although the past few games make me think we are to poor to even get in the play off places now. I hope things improve but wonder if they will unless something radical is done.
Hear , hear - superbly put. Awful home performance - yet again
[quote][p][bold]Richard Wickson[/bold] wrote: Portsmouth in my opinion, are the worst team to visit the Kassam this season. That makes the result all the worse as we just can't do anything to threaten opponents goals. Smalley really looked what he is today, inept at holding the ball up or scoring goals. Put simply he's shockingly poor and his contract should be torn up immediately. He isn't a striker and therefore has rendered his contract null and void. We have a defence that is reasonable but because we can't hold the ball up or score goals we always look suspect. Even this abject Pompey side could have snuck a goal because we put ourselves under pressure far to readily. Defensively we aren't a bad side but do switch off at set pieces far too often and once again started the games at a snails pace, Portsmouth could have snuck a goal in the first 15 minutes and if they had I really don't think we were capable of getting back in it. We were far to narrow, Williams is a winger not an inside forward and the same applies to Rigg, against better sides sending our fullbacks forward to do the wingers jobs will result in us getting exposed far too readily. Today's performance showed our Manager really has no idea how to outwit even the poorest opposition. Lenagan must act before the gap between us and automatic promotion becomes too big to realistically close, we are too poor to get thru the play offs although the past few games make me think we are to poor to even get in the play off places now. I hope things improve but wonder if they will unless something radical is done.[/p][/quote]Hear , hear - superbly put. Awful home performance - yet again oldun
  • Score: 4

6:49pm Sat 11 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

Yet again Donkey Wilder ,Ames the wrong decisions, one striker at home??? Then when he decides that striker is not working rather than change tactics he replaces him with another, utterly useless that Wilder, the sooner he gets the boot the better, get Martin Allen.

The new guy Wroe looks ok, and I reckon my choice of Mullins in Midfield was a gem last week, at least Wilder took this bit of advice from me.

Donkey Wilder has to go now, not at the end of the season but right now.
Yet again Donkey Wilder ,Ames the wrong decisions, one striker at home??? Then when he decides that striker is not working rather than change tactics he replaces him with another, utterly useless that Wilder, the sooner he gets the boot the better, get Martin Allen. The new guy Wroe looks ok, and I reckon my choice of Mullins in Midfield was a gem last week, at least Wilder took this bit of advice from me. Donkey Wilder has to go now, not at the end of the season but right now. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 6

6:51pm Sat 11 Jan 14

martico1 says...

Well I don't leap to criticise CW but today's tactics were baffling - especially when we stuck to them 2nd half when we knew how poor Portsmouth were.
Playng just one striker is always going to limit us - especially when it's Smalley not Beano, and then we switch the wingers so they are always on the wrong foot, and are not creating anything.

At least we have Kitson back, and Wroe was a bright light.

But not good to see CW arguing with the crowd - top of the slippery slope.
It's not as if there is nothing to complain about.....
Well I don't leap to criticise CW but today's tactics were baffling - especially when we stuck to them 2nd half when we knew how poor Portsmouth were. Playng just one striker is always going to limit us - especially when it's Smalley not Beano, and then we switch the wingers so they are always on the wrong foot, and are not creating anything. At least we have Kitson back, and Wroe was a bright light. But not good to see CW arguing with the crowd - top of the slippery slope. It's not as if there is nothing to complain about..... martico1
  • Score: 9

7:10pm Sat 11 Jan 14

learned says...

I do so agree with Richard Wickson's comments. Well done for saying so.

I have said numerous times here before that Smalley is one of the worst strikers we have had for years. He is not a goal scorer and consistently fails to put in any effort. Why does Wilder persist with him is beyond me.

And now to Wilder's negative tactics at home.
How can he continue to play with one striker at home ?

And Lenaghan must realise by now that Wilder isn't the man to push United on and mst act to get someone in who has te ability to do so.
We cannot afford to drop further down the table and to put in performances lie today's against a poor Portsmouth team.
I do so agree with Richard Wickson's comments. Well done for saying so. I have said numerous times here before that Smalley is one of the worst strikers we have had for years. He is not a goal scorer and consistently fails to put in any effort. Why does Wilder persist with him is beyond me. And now to Wilder's negative tactics at home. How can he continue to play with one striker at home ? And Lenaghan must realise by now that Wilder isn't the man to push United on and mst act to get someone in who has te ability to do so. We cannot afford to drop further down the table and to put in performances lie today's against a poor Portsmouth team. learned
  • Score: 13

7:45pm Sat 11 Jan 14

northampton yellow says...

what can I say not a lot but can say this , wilder has lost the plot at home just playing that cart horse smalley up front what chance have we got ( none) no idea against a pxss poor pompey side who are near enough bottom always the same every year just fadeing away to mid table good job wilder has only got a few more months left and us of watching this garbage at home a new direction is needed now come on lenagen get some balls and stand up b4 its all to late, get rid of the dead wood and get players in who wants to where the shirt with pride. OUFC
what can I say not a lot but can say this , wilder has lost the plot at home just playing that cart horse smalley up front what chance have we got ( none) no idea against a pxss poor pompey side who are near enough bottom always the same every year just fadeing away to mid table good job wilder has only got a few more months left and us of watching this garbage at home a new direction is needed now come on lenagen get some balls and stand up b4 its all to late, get rid of the dead wood and get players in who wants to where the shirt with pride. OUFC northampton yellow
  • Score: 9

7:49pm Sat 11 Jan 14

adlibber says...

Remove Wilder now and try and save the season. Wilder is living his own Groundhog Day every sodding year promise much till xmas deliver rubbish in the New Year - we are going nowhere with him in charge- poor manager poor 1st team backroom staff. Wilder isn't intelligent enough to change his format.
Remove Wilder now and try and save the season. Wilder is living his own Groundhog Day every sodding year promise much till xmas deliver rubbish in the New Year - we are going nowhere with him in charge- poor manager poor 1st team backroom staff. Wilder isn't intelligent enough to change his format. adlibber
  • Score: 11

8:55pm Sat 11 Jan 14

dave from witney says...

We have stayed around the top three due to the equally dire oposition in the league this year. Now that other teams are starting to get their act together, there is only one way we can go. That I am afraid is not back into the promotion positions. To set up at home playing a bottom four team with one (poor) striker, was crazy. Two shots on target against such dreadful oposition in 90 minutes just sums up the squad that Wilder has managed to assemble . At least it is easier for IL to get rid of Wilder now that we are dropping down the table.
We have stayed around the top three due to the equally dire oposition in the league this year. Now that other teams are starting to get their act together, there is only one way we can go. That I am afraid is not back into the promotion positions. To set up at home playing a bottom four team with one (poor) striker, was crazy. Two shots on target against such dreadful oposition in 90 minutes just sums up the squad that Wilder has managed to assemble . At least it is easier for IL to get rid of Wilder now that we are dropping down the table. dave from witney
  • Score: 12

8:56pm Sat 11 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

adlibber wrote:
Remove Wilder now and try and save the season. Wilder is living his own Groundhog Day every sodding year promise much till xmas deliver rubbish in the New Year - we are going nowhere with him in charge- poor manager poor 1st team backroom staff. Wilder isn't intelligent enough to change his format.
Could not have put it better myself, why not try Ty Marsh up front with Beano?

We're going nowhere right now so why not change the middle players en-mass, stick with Mullins and Wroe but put the kids in like Ruffels etc and play a proper 442, but then we have Donkey as manager with his cronies, hoof the lot out right now before the crowds disappear and next years season ticket holders don't renew.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: Remove Wilder now and try and save the season. Wilder is living his own Groundhog Day every sodding year promise much till xmas deliver rubbish in the New Year - we are going nowhere with him in charge- poor manager poor 1st team backroom staff. Wilder isn't intelligent enough to change his format.[/p][/quote]Could not have put it better myself, why not try Ty Marsh up front with Beano? We're going nowhere right now so why not change the middle players en-mass, stick with Mullins and Wroe but put the kids in like Ruffels etc and play a proper 442, but then we have Donkey as manager with his cronies, hoof the lot out right now before the crowds disappear and next years season ticket holders don't renew. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 15

9:13pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Doctor69 says...

Another decent home performance, that we gave a right good go......according to that idiot Wilder! Funny how we the fans see something completely different each week!

We are a poor old outfit IMO. We create nothing from midfield, we play the long ball but get no support to the sole front man so it's bound to fail. We are set up at home not to lose, rather than go out and win the game.

As mentioned above, one up front wasn't working, so the tactically inept wilder decides to do a like for like sub, and remain one up top!

1 point from the last 9 at home. Mid table here we come.......again.

Wilder out.
Another decent home performance, that we gave a right good go......according to that idiot Wilder! Funny how we the fans see something completely different each week! We are a poor old outfit IMO. We create nothing from midfield, we play the long ball but get no support to the sole front man so it's bound to fail. We are set up at home not to lose, rather than go out and win the game. As mentioned above, one up front wasn't working, so the tactically inept wilder decides to do a like for like sub, and remain one up top! 1 point from the last 9 at home. Mid table here we come.......again. Wilder out. Doctor69
  • Score: 16

9:49pm Sat 11 Jan 14

dorsetyellows says...

Wilder , you need to grow some balls and change the team when things aren't
Working , beano ,deano the lone **** rangers . Are you that thick . I won't criticize u if I can see u are willing to change things , use different formations and take risks to earn 3 points at home . We are losing more and more fans due to your boring tactics and if this carries on we are not even going to make the playoffs . 2 points dropped again , their keeper not a single save to make , just like the plymouth game . I always sat on the fence when others have asked for your head , but not for much longer !!!!!
Wilder , you need to grow some balls and change the team when things aren't Working , beano ,deano the lone **** rangers . Are you that thick . I won't criticize u if I can see u are willing to change things , use different formations and take risks to earn 3 points at home . We are losing more and more fans due to your boring tactics and if this carries on we are not even going to make the playoffs . 2 points dropped again , their keeper not a single save to make , just like the plymouth game . I always sat on the fence when others have asked for your head , but not for much longer !!!!! dorsetyellows
  • Score: 8

12:01am Sun 12 Jan 14

ralphington89 says...

I cannot believe what I'm reading on the comments!! Yeah of course it was frustrating to not beat a poor pompey but calling for Wilders head is getting old and boring. Ty Marsh isn't the answer! Jesus!!
I feel embarrassed by all this negative Wilder stuff. It's pathetic!!
I'm sure 15 other clubs would swap where we are in the league.
All this tosh about negative tactics today is ridiculous!!! What else was Wilder meant to do? Only one player on the bench was worthy of playing and that was Beano. The injury list is causing an obvious problem.

You lot are a f**king joke. You're the main reason why I haven't commented I here in a long time but I get so fed up of all you're negativity I had to say something.

SUPPORT OUR CLUB
I cannot believe what I'm reading on the comments!! Yeah of course it was frustrating to not beat a poor pompey but calling for Wilders head is getting old and boring. Ty Marsh isn't the answer! Jesus!! I feel embarrassed by all this negative Wilder stuff. It's pathetic!! I'm sure 15 other clubs would swap where we are in the league. All this tosh about negative tactics today is ridiculous!!! What else was Wilder meant to do? Only one player on the bench was worthy of playing and that was Beano. The injury list is causing an obvious problem. You lot are a f**king joke. You're the main reason why I haven't commented I here in a long time but I get so fed up of all you're negativity I had to say something. SUPPORT OUR CLUB ralphington89
  • Score: -16

1:31am Sun 12 Jan 14

Coyyellows says...

Totally agree with the above comment , you lot are a joke ,you call that support big al biker and the rest of you ? We've lost a couple of games then put in a solid performance ,ok we didn't win but did we not just play the fa cup winners from a couple of years ago , ? We're in the play offs with a game in hand loads to play , Jesus ! Think yourself lucky we're not mid table ! That would really be a crises with an average wage budget for this league . ! Big al I'm starting to hate you bloke , if you don't like it f##k off !
Totally agree with the above comment , you lot are a joke ,you call that support big al biker and the rest of you ? We've lost a couple of games then put in a solid performance ,ok we didn't win but did we not just play the fa cup winners from a couple of years ago , ? We're in the play offs with a game in hand loads to play , Jesus ! Think yourself lucky we're not mid table ! That would really be a crises with an average wage budget for this league . ! Big al I'm starting to hate you bloke , if you don't like it f##k off ! Coyyellows
  • Score: -9

6:47am Sun 12 Jan 14

adlibber says...

Coyyellows wrote:
Totally agree with the above comment , you lot are a joke ,you call that support big al biker and the rest of you ? We've lost a couple of games then put in a solid performance ,ok we didn't win but did we not just play the fa cup winners from a couple of years ago , ? We're in the play offs with a game in hand loads to play , Jesus ! Think yourself lucky we're not mid table ! That would really be a crises with an average wage budget for this league . ! Big al I'm starting to hate you bloke , if you don't like it f##k off !
when you remove those wilder glasses and look at the last 3 years of his tenure you might wake up to the repeated failures of it. I have no idea of the relevance of our dire slide down the table to your bizarre reference to Pompey winning the Cup? As for 'we've lost a couple of games' we were top before xmas we're now 8pts adrift of leaders. Wilder has never had nor ever will have a Plan B he isn't capable of changing his tactics. We are only a couple of points off mid table by the way but don't let that spoil your odd argument. As for telling the growing number of fans who criticise Wilder to eff off , they have and will continue to do so as long as Wilder keeps repeating his mistakes and people like you can't grasp the reasons why fans have had enough. I suggest you get yourself a dog to accompany you to future matches, one that helps the blind.
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: Totally agree with the above comment , you lot are a joke ,you call that support big al biker and the rest of you ? We've lost a couple of games then put in a solid performance ,ok we didn't win but did we not just play the fa cup winners from a couple of years ago , ? We're in the play offs with a game in hand loads to play , Jesus ! Think yourself lucky we're not mid table ! That would really be a crises with an average wage budget for this league . ! Big al I'm starting to hate you bloke , if you don't like it f##k off ![/p][/quote]when you remove those wilder glasses and look at the last 3 years of his tenure you might wake up to the repeated failures of it. I have no idea of the relevance of our dire slide down the table to your bizarre reference to Pompey winning the Cup? As for 'we've lost a couple of games' we were top before xmas we're now 8pts adrift of leaders. Wilder has never had nor ever will have a Plan B he isn't capable of changing his tactics. We are only a couple of points off mid table by the way but don't let that spoil your odd argument. As for telling the growing number of fans who criticise Wilder to eff off , they have and will continue to do so as long as Wilder keeps repeating his mistakes and people like you can't grasp the reasons why fans have had enough. I suggest you get yourself a dog to accompany you to future matches, one that helps the blind. adlibber
  • Score: 14

6:49am Sun 12 Jan 14

oldun says...

ralphington89 wrote:
I cannot believe what I'm reading on the comments!! Yeah of course it was frustrating to not beat a poor pompey but calling for Wilders head is getting old and boring. Ty Marsh isn't the answer! Jesus!!
I feel embarrassed by all this negative Wilder stuff. It's pathetic!!
I'm sure 15 other clubs would swap where we are in the league.
All this tosh about negative tactics today is ridiculous!!! What else was Wilder meant to do? Only one player on the bench was worthy of playing and that was Beano. The injury list is causing an obvious problem.

You lot are a f**king joke. You're the main reason why I haven't commented I here in a long time but I get so fed up of all you're negativity I had to say something.

SUPPORT OUR CLUB
I do support our CLUB . I don't know Chris , but he seems a vey pleasant guy (although he must not take pops at criticising fans who have paid good money to the business which pays his wages).

He is the THIRD longest serving of the 92 - the club has gone backwards over the past 24 months - and we do not look as if we will escape this dire division in 2014

If you take out the many absent season ticket holders, the number of home supporters at or next game (at KS) could well be under 4000!!! Why?

Come on United, win at struggling Wycombe (they have not won at home for about 8 matches - shhhh) and do get out of this dire division in 2014
[quote][p][bold]ralphington89[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe what I'm reading on the comments!! Yeah of course it was frustrating to not beat a poor pompey but calling for Wilders head is getting old and boring. Ty Marsh isn't the answer! Jesus!! I feel embarrassed by all this negative Wilder stuff. It's pathetic!! I'm sure 15 other clubs would swap where we are in the league. All this tosh about negative tactics today is ridiculous!!! What else was Wilder meant to do? Only one player on the bench was worthy of playing and that was Beano. The injury list is causing an obvious problem. You lot are a f**king joke. You're the main reason why I haven't commented I here in a long time but I get so fed up of all you're negativity I had to say something. SUPPORT OUR CLUB[/p][/quote]I do support our CLUB . I don't know Chris , but he seems a vey pleasant guy (although he must not take pops at criticising fans who have paid good money to the business which pays his wages). He is the THIRD longest serving of the 92 - the club has gone backwards over the past 24 months - and we do not look as if we will escape this dire division in 2014 If you take out the many absent season ticket holders, the number of home supporters at or next game (at KS) could well be under 4000!!! Why? Come on United, win at struggling Wycombe (they have not won at home for about 8 matches - shhhh) and do get out of this dire division in 2014 oldun
  • Score: 9

7:45am Sun 12 Jan 14

Doctor69 says...

Coyyellows wrote:
Totally agree with the above comment , you lot are a joke ,you call that support big al biker and the rest of you ? We've lost a couple of games then put in a solid performance ,ok we didn't win but did we not just play the fa cup winners from a couple of years ago , ? We're in the play offs with a game in hand loads to play , Jesus ! Think yourself lucky we're not mid table ! That would really be a crises with an average wage budget for this league . ! Big al I'm starting to hate you bloke , if you don't like it f##k off !
Right, to address "us being a joke after losing a couple of games", some stats for you:-

2010/11 season home form
W11 D4 L8 points taken 37

2011/12 season home form
W10 D9 L4 points taken 39

2012/13 season home form
W9 D6 L8 points taken 33

2013/14 season home form (Current)
W4 D5 L5 points taken 17

23 home games a season = 69 points available per season.
Over the past 3 and a half seasons we have totalled 126 points of a possible 249. This equates to 1.52 points per home game, or 50.6% of available points.

Do you, or anyone else supporting Lord Wilder think this is good enough?
Personally, if we came out at home, really went for it and lost games I don't think I would mind as much as I do with how we play at the moment, where we are so negative. It's just dire IMO.

Would be interested to hear anybody's thoughts on these stats.
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: Totally agree with the above comment , you lot are a joke ,you call that support big al biker and the rest of you ? We've lost a couple of games then put in a solid performance ,ok we didn't win but did we not just play the fa cup winners from a couple of years ago , ? We're in the play offs with a game in hand loads to play , Jesus ! Think yourself lucky we're not mid table ! That would really be a crises with an average wage budget for this league . ! Big al I'm starting to hate you bloke , if you don't like it f##k off ![/p][/quote]Right, to address "us being a joke after losing a couple of games", some stats for you:- 2010/11 season home form W11 D4 L8 points taken 37 2011/12 season home form W10 D9 L4 points taken 39 2012/13 season home form W9 D6 L8 points taken 33 2013/14 season home form (Current) W4 D5 L5 points taken 17 23 home games a season = 69 points available per season. Over the past 3 and a half seasons we have totalled 126 points of a possible 249. This equates to 1.52 points per home game, or 50.6% of available points. Do you, or anyone else supporting Lord Wilder think this is good enough? Personally, if we came out at home, really went for it and lost games I don't think I would mind as much as I do with how we play at the moment, where we are so negative. It's just dire IMO. Would be interested to hear anybody's thoughts on these stats. Doctor69
  • Score: 10

8:20am Sun 12 Jan 14

dovepe says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Yet again Donkey Wilder ,Ames the wrong decisions, one striker at home??? Then when he decides that striker is not working rather than change tactics he replaces him with another, utterly useless that Wilder, the sooner he gets the boot the better, get Martin Allen.

The new guy Wroe looks ok, and I reckon my choice of Mullins in Midfield was a gem last week, at least Wilder took this bit of advice from me.

Donkey Wilder has to go now, not at the end of the season but right now.
Wilder is negative.always has been.playing away tactics at home does not work.time for him to go.with you Big Al.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Yet again Donkey Wilder ,Ames the wrong decisions, one striker at home??? Then when he decides that striker is not working rather than change tactics he replaces him with another, utterly useless that Wilder, the sooner he gets the boot the better, get Martin Allen. The new guy Wroe looks ok, and I reckon my choice of Mullins in Midfield was a gem last week, at least Wilder took this bit of advice from me. Donkey Wilder has to go now, not at the end of the season but right now.[/p][/quote]Wilder is negative.always has been.playing away tactics at home does not work.time for him to go.with you Big Al. dovepe
  • Score: 13

9:34am Sun 12 Jan 14

Davos P says...

Look at the positive, we might be **** at home but we've got 2 away games to come in Jan so that'll be 6 points!
Those referring to statistics should note that our away record is better than our home record in any of the past 3 seasons. Let's keep things in perspective. There's still plenty of games to get us back in promotion contention and improve the hone form. Wilders staying until end of season, so while he's here let's help rather than hinder. I suspect those who are frothing at the mouth for him to be sacked may get your wish soon enough. I will certainly admit that he does need to improve but so do the players!
Look at the positive, we might be **** at home but we've got 2 away games to come in Jan so that'll be 6 points! Those referring to statistics should note that our away record is better than our home record in any of the past 3 seasons. Let's keep things in perspective. There's still plenty of games to get us back in promotion contention and improve the hone form. Wilders staying until end of season, so while he's here let's help rather than hinder. I suspect those who are frothing at the mouth for him to be sacked may get your wish soon enough. I will certainly admit that he does need to improve but so do the players! Davos P
  • Score: -11

10:23am Sun 12 Jan 14

London_Ox says...

Davos P wrote:
Look at the positive, we might be **** at home but we've got 2 away games to come in Jan so that'll be 6 points!
Those referring to statistics should note that our away record is better than our home record in any of the past 3 seasons. Let's keep things in perspective. There's still plenty of games to get us back in promotion contention and improve the hone form. Wilders staying until end of season, so while he's here let's help rather than hinder. I suspect those who are frothing at the mouth for him to be sacked may get your wish soon enough. I will certainly admit that he does need to improve but so do the players!
And what happens if we lose our Midas touch away from home Mr P?

The above posters have put things in perspective by stating facts in their posts which says that based on stats since we got back into the leagure we are not an evolving team but seemly a consolidating one.

Anyway that knows anything about football must surely know Wilder isn't the solution. Even if we were to fluke it and get into the play offs this season and win them... With Wilder at the helm and the quality of players he recruits, do you honestly think we have a chance of retaining Div 1 status next year?!

Simple solution = we need a new manager who maximises the playing budget, gets the team playing proper football and makes progress year on year by signing and retaining better players and the league positions improves...

Ive got nothing personal against Wilder but he is not the solution, end of.
[quote][p][bold]Davos P[/bold] wrote: Look at the positive, we might be **** at home but we've got 2 away games to come in Jan so that'll be 6 points! Those referring to statistics should note that our away record is better than our home record in any of the past 3 seasons. Let's keep things in perspective. There's still plenty of games to get us back in promotion contention and improve the hone form. Wilders staying until end of season, so while he's here let's help rather than hinder. I suspect those who are frothing at the mouth for him to be sacked may get your wish soon enough. I will certainly admit that he does need to improve but so do the players![/p][/quote]And what happens if we lose our Midas touch away from home Mr P? The above posters have put things in perspective by stating facts in their posts which says that based on stats since we got back into the leagure we are not an evolving team but seemly a consolidating one. Anyway that knows anything about football must surely know Wilder isn't the solution. Even if we were to fluke it and get into the play offs this season and win them... With Wilder at the helm and the quality of players he recruits, do you honestly think we have a chance of retaining Div 1 status next year?! Simple solution = we need a new manager who maximises the playing budget, gets the team playing proper football and makes progress year on year by signing and retaining better players and the league positions improves... Ive got nothing personal against Wilder but he is not the solution, end of. London_Ox
  • Score: 14

10:30am Sun 12 Jan 14

bigchet says...

good weather, good crowd and good atmosphere, only thing missing was good football. i am not anti cw but to play smalley or jc on their own up front at home when we are looking for a win is beyond me. surely it would have been better to play them in tandem up front and play 433 if it meant leaving out one of the wide players as the fullbacks were pushing up anyway.im afraid my earlier optimism about this season is fading fast but i continue to live in hopes.
good weather, good crowd and good atmosphere, only thing missing was good football. i am not anti cw but to play smalley or jc on their own up front at home when we are looking for a win is beyond me. surely it would have been better to play them in tandem up front and play 433 if it meant leaving out one of the wide players as the fullbacks were pushing up anyway.im afraid my earlier optimism about this season is fading fast but i continue to live in hopes. bigchet
  • Score: 4

11:33am Sun 12 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

ralphington89 wrote:
I cannot believe what I'm reading on the comments!! Yeah of course it was frustrating to not beat a poor pompey but calling for Wilders head is getting old and boring. Ty Marsh isn't the answer! Jesus!!
I feel embarrassed by all this negative Wilder stuff. It's pathetic!!
I'm sure 15 other clubs would swap where we are in the league.
All this tosh about negative tactics today is ridiculous!!! What else was Wilder meant to do? Only one player on the bench was worthy of playing and that was Beano. The injury list is causing an obvious problem.

You lot are a f**king joke. You're the main reason why I haven't commented I here in a long time but I get so fed up of all you're negativity I had to say something.

SUPPORT OUR CLUB
In reply to this and also ccoyellows piece below it. Surely you must realise this team of ours is playing dire football at home, the players have gone from a reasonable side to playing poor football at home because of the way the manager sets them up. As a group I believe they are capable of playing better football although I still believe that we have a major problem scoring goals. With the exception of the front man we had a decent team out there capable of beating Pompey but our inability to threaten their goal was once again our undoing. Some on here have mentioned that we played a side that not long ago won the FA Cup, that's total rubbish. Yes Portsmouth did win it but this is a radically different team, even quite a different club, under different ownership with different manager, coaches and players. Probably the only thing they have in common with the FA Cup winning side is the tea lady and the fans are the same.
We should be concentrating on our team and what they do, they appear to have gone as far as they can under this manager and to see him arguing with fans says it all, if he can't concentrate on motivating his players but resorts to having a go at fans who have paid good money to watch a shambles then he has lost the plot, remember he and the players get paid handsomely to represent our club, it's us who pay to watch them, we deserve better, if he and/or they can't deliver better then he or they should go and let the club bring in someone that can deliver Promotion. I sincerely believe that the majority of players here can win promotion as a team at this club, the problem is the the manager cannot get the team set up correctly to score goals and therefore win matches, surely we should all agree that's what we want, a successful team and club!
[quote][p][bold]ralphington89[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe what I'm reading on the comments!! Yeah of course it was frustrating to not beat a poor pompey but calling for Wilders head is getting old and boring. Ty Marsh isn't the answer! Jesus!! I feel embarrassed by all this negative Wilder stuff. It's pathetic!! I'm sure 15 other clubs would swap where we are in the league. All this tosh about negative tactics today is ridiculous!!! What else was Wilder meant to do? Only one player on the bench was worthy of playing and that was Beano. The injury list is causing an obvious problem. You lot are a f**king joke. You're the main reason why I haven't commented I here in a long time but I get so fed up of all you're negativity I had to say something. SUPPORT OUR CLUB[/p][/quote]In reply to this and also ccoyellows piece below it. Surely you must realise this team of ours is playing dire football at home, the players have gone from a reasonable side to playing poor football at home because of the way the manager sets them up. As a group I believe they are capable of playing better football although I still believe that we have a major problem scoring goals. With the exception of the front man we had a decent team out there capable of beating Pompey but our inability to threaten their goal was once again our undoing. Some on here have mentioned that we played a side that not long ago won the FA Cup, that's total rubbish. Yes Portsmouth did win it but this is a radically different team, even quite a different club, under different ownership with different manager, coaches and players. Probably the only thing they have in common with the FA Cup winning side is the tea lady and the fans are the same. We should be concentrating on our team and what they do, they appear to have gone as far as they can under this manager and to see him arguing with fans says it all, if he can't concentrate on motivating his players but resorts to having a go at fans who have paid good money to watch a shambles then he has lost the plot, remember he and the players get paid handsomely to represent our club, it's us who pay to watch them, we deserve better, if he and/or they can't deliver better then he or they should go and let the club bring in someone that can deliver Promotion. I sincerely believe that the majority of players here can win promotion as a team at this club, the problem is the the manager cannot get the team set up correctly to score goals and therefore win matches, surely we should all agree that's what we want, a successful team and club! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 7

11:40am Sun 12 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

Doctor69 wrote:
Coyyellows wrote:
Totally agree with the above comment , you lot are a joke ,you call that support big al biker and the rest of you ? We've lost a couple of games then put in a solid performance ,ok we didn't win but did we not just play the fa cup winners from a couple of years ago , ? We're in the play offs with a game in hand loads to play , Jesus ! Think yourself lucky we're not mid table ! That would really be a crises with an average wage budget for this league . ! Big al I'm starting to hate you bloke , if you don't like it f##k off !
Right, to address "us being a joke after losing a couple of games", some stats for you:-

2010/11 season home form
W11 D4 L8 points taken 37

2011/12 season home form
W10 D9 L4 points taken 39

2012/13 season home form
W9 D6 L8 points taken 33

2013/14 season home form (Current)
W4 D5 L5 points taken 17

23 home games a season = 69 points available per season.
Over the past 3 and a half seasons we have totalled 126 points of a possible 249. This equates to 1.52 points per home game, or 50.6% of available points.

Do you, or anyone else supporting Lord Wilder think this is good enough?
Personally, if we came out at home, really went for it and lost games I don't think I would mind as much as I do with how we play at the moment, where we are so negative. It's just dire IMO.

Would be interested to hear anybody's thoughts on these stats.
Just what the Doctor ordered. If those fans who still believe CW has what it takes to get OU promoted read your piece even they might grasp why change is needed, although they will have to remove the rose tinted spectacles before they read it. Facts are facts, these are the reasons we are sliding down to mid table with alarming speed. Get real!
[quote][p][bold]Doctor69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: Totally agree with the above comment , you lot are a joke ,you call that support big al biker and the rest of you ? We've lost a couple of games then put in a solid performance ,ok we didn't win but did we not just play the fa cup winners from a couple of years ago , ? We're in the play offs with a game in hand loads to play , Jesus ! Think yourself lucky we're not mid table ! That would really be a crises with an average wage budget for this league . ! Big al I'm starting to hate you bloke , if you don't like it f##k off ![/p][/quote]Right, to address "us being a joke after losing a couple of games", some stats for you:- 2010/11 season home form W11 D4 L8 points taken 37 2011/12 season home form W10 D9 L4 points taken 39 2012/13 season home form W9 D6 L8 points taken 33 2013/14 season home form (Current) W4 D5 L5 points taken 17 23 home games a season = 69 points available per season. Over the past 3 and a half seasons we have totalled 126 points of a possible 249. This equates to 1.52 points per home game, or 50.6% of available points. Do you, or anyone else supporting Lord Wilder think this is good enough? Personally, if we came out at home, really went for it and lost games I don't think I would mind as much as I do with how we play at the moment, where we are so negative. It's just dire IMO. Would be interested to hear anybody's thoughts on these stats.[/p][/quote]Just what the Doctor ordered. If those fans who still believe CW has what it takes to get OU promoted read your piece even they might grasp why change is needed, although they will have to remove the rose tinted spectacles before they read it. Facts are facts, these are the reasons we are sliding down to mid table with alarming speed. Get real! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 9

12:07pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Inkpot says...

Doctor69, you are quite right to give us these stats.

It really does show how CW's tactics and team selection over the four seasons has crippled us.

He and his cronies haven't got a clue how to approach a home game where we should be on the front foot from the first whistle, and really have a go at the opposition.

Our home stadium should be a fortress, not a TAKEAWAY.

WILDER OUT.
Doctor69, you are quite right to give us these stats. It really does show how CW's tactics and team selection over the four seasons has crippled us. He and his cronies haven't got a clue how to approach a home game where we should be on the front foot from the first whistle, and really have a go at the opposition. Our home stadium should be a fortress, not a TAKEAWAY. WILDER OUT. Inkpot
  • Score: 9

1:17pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

ralphington89 wrote:
I cannot believe what I'm reading on the comments!! Yeah of course it was frustrating to not beat a poor pompey but calling for Wilders head is getting old and boring. Ty Marsh isn't the answer! Jesus!!
I feel embarrassed by all this negative Wilder stuff. It's pathetic!!
I'm sure 15 other clubs would swap where we are in the league.
All this tosh about negative tactics today is ridiculous!!! What else was Wilder meant to do? Only one player on the bench was worthy of playing and that was Beano. The injury list is causing an obvious problem.

You lot are a f**king joke. You're the main reason why I haven't commented I here in a long time but I get so fed up of all you're negativity I had to say something.

SUPPORT OUR CLUB
In response to your parting shot " SUPPORT OUR CLUB", myself and others who speak similarly to me on here, Learned, Oldun, Manor Born, etc all support the club and THAT is why we are so concerned about our form at home and the Managers seeming inability to correct obvious problems. What happens if we continue to drop points at home and as London Ox says the Midas touch away comes to an end? We, as I am sure you do, support this club and don't want to see the good first half of the season be eroded by a poor second half. At Christmas automatic promotion looked a reality providing home form could be bought closer to away form, suddenly we are sliding further away from automatic promotion and although we haven't played two league games due to flooded pitches we are a long way of it now with only one game in hand on those currently in those spots, things are worrying, action to stop the slide needs to be taken. And at this moment in time Mr Wilder is contributing to the slide not stopping it, he is the boss and at the moment it is his responsibility. Whilst I don't agree with knee jerk reactions and the way some teams change Managers he has had plenty of time to sort things and is presently failing to do his job, this is the best squad of players we have had for some time with the exception of the strikers, if they can't get goals, and they are proving every home game they can't then things must be changed, pronto! Believe me I support this club, have done since 1958/59 and will continue to do so but it would be nice to have a bit of hope at the moment it's sliding away rapidly. Promotion was the Chairmens desire this season, CW knows that and assembled a squad capable of achieving it, he needs to deliver!
[quote][p][bold]ralphington89[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe what I'm reading on the comments!! Yeah of course it was frustrating to not beat a poor pompey but calling for Wilders head is getting old and boring. Ty Marsh isn't the answer! Jesus!! I feel embarrassed by all this negative Wilder stuff. It's pathetic!! I'm sure 15 other clubs would swap where we are in the league. All this tosh about negative tactics today is ridiculous!!! What else was Wilder meant to do? Only one player on the bench was worthy of playing and that was Beano. The injury list is causing an obvious problem. You lot are a f**king joke. You're the main reason why I haven't commented I here in a long time but I get so fed up of all you're negativity I had to say something. SUPPORT OUR CLUB[/p][/quote]In response to your parting shot " SUPPORT OUR CLUB", myself and others who speak similarly to me on here, Learned, Oldun, Manor Born, etc all support the club and THAT is why we are so concerned about our form at home and the Managers seeming inability to correct obvious problems. What happens if we continue to drop points at home and as London Ox says the Midas touch away comes to an end? We, as I am sure you do, support this club and don't want to see the good first half of the season be eroded by a poor second half. At Christmas automatic promotion looked a reality providing home form could be bought closer to away form, suddenly we are sliding further away from automatic promotion and although we haven't played two league games due to flooded pitches we are a long way of it now with only one game in hand on those currently in those spots, things are worrying, action to stop the slide needs to be taken. And at this moment in time Mr Wilder is contributing to the slide not stopping it, he is the boss and at the moment it is his responsibility. Whilst I don't agree with knee jerk reactions and the way some teams change Managers he has had plenty of time to sort things and is presently failing to do his job, this is the best squad of players we have had for some time with the exception of the strikers, if they can't get goals, and they are proving every home game they can't then things must be changed, pronto! Believe me I support this club, have done since 1958/59 and will continue to do so but it would be nice to have a bit of hope at the moment it's sliding away rapidly. Promotion was the Chairmens desire this season, CW knows that and assembled a squad capable of achieving it, he needs to deliver! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 7

1:40pm Sun 12 Jan 14

A Scroat says...

Plan B. Before Wilder resorts to playing 1-2-7, merge with Headington Ladies and go into their league. ( Beano should be able to get 10 goals a season with them) and put a greyhound/speedway track at the Kassam. Simples.
Plan B. Before Wilder resorts to playing 1-2-7, merge with Headington Ladies and go into their league. ( Beano should be able to get 10 goals a season with them) and put a greyhound/speedway track at the Kassam. Simples. A Scroat
  • Score: 4

1:55pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Yellowlines says...

A Scroat wrote:
Plan B. Before Wilder resorts to playing 1-2-7, merge with Headington Ladies and go into their league. ( Beano should be able to get 10 goals a season with them) and put a greyhound/speedway track at the Kassam. Simples.
A brilliant idea. 13 points from relegation and Wilder in charge! Could be the way to go.
[quote][p][bold]A Scroat[/bold] wrote: Plan B. Before Wilder resorts to playing 1-2-7, merge with Headington Ladies and go into their league. ( Beano should be able to get 10 goals a season with them) and put a greyhound/speedway track at the Kassam. Simples.[/p][/quote]A brilliant idea. 13 points from relegation and Wilder in charge! Could be the way to go. Yellowlines
  • Score: 4

2:50pm Sun 12 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

Coyyellows wrote:
Totally agree with the above comment , you lot are a joke ,you call that support big al biker and the rest of you ? We've lost a couple of games then put in a solid performance ,ok we didn't win but did we not just play the fa cup winners from a couple of years ago , ? We're in the play offs with a game in hand loads to play , Jesus ! Think yourself lucky we're not mid table ! That would really be a crises with an average wage budget for this league . ! Big al I'm starting to hate you bloke , if you don't like it f##k off !
Wash your mouth out with soap and water young man, language like that is not wanted on this forum, "in the play off's with games in hand" indeed, but guess what, it's the home supporters who you have to please first and foremost and with a better manager we would be walking this league.

Wilder go now.
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: Totally agree with the above comment , you lot are a joke ,you call that support big al biker and the rest of you ? We've lost a couple of games then put in a solid performance ,ok we didn't win but did we not just play the fa cup winners from a couple of years ago , ? We're in the play offs with a game in hand loads to play , Jesus ! Think yourself lucky we're not mid table ! That would really be a crises with an average wage budget for this league . ! Big al I'm starting to hate you bloke , if you don't like it f##k off ![/p][/quote]Wash your mouth out with soap and water young man, language like that is not wanted on this forum, "in the play off's with games in hand" indeed, but guess what, it's the home supporters who you have to please first and foremost and with a better manager we would be walking this league. Wilder go now. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 12

4:36pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Southstandupper says...

Big Al Biker me thinks you are having a laugh... were you not the Big Al Biker who last season said you were not going to buy a season ticket if CW was in charge??????? IF you are the same one then why are you spouting your usual drivel about Wilder out if you are not attending games or.... are you just full of hot air. Also seem to remember a week or so ago you threatened not to buy a ticket next season also!!!!!!
Ok home form is rubbish why???? I think it is not just CW it is the team and their mental attitude or maybe fear from the fans who the majority support what they do but the minority do get on their backs (B.AL. B I expect for one).
We are still in the play offs and yes we may still go on a run and clinch automatic promotion hard to see at this stage but I am an optimist and true supporter and believe.
For those who believe we have an automatic right to promotion and we are a big club get real. We are where we deserve to be, fans at all clubs believe they are the best and should be higher in what ever league they play in. We are at best a play off team in the right league, we are not a rich club investments are minimal, income restricted due to Kassam, IL is doing a good job and CW is also doing OK with the squad and budget available.
COYY we can still go on a run and achieve what we all dream of....promotion but if not I will still be there usual seat next year no matter what
Big Al Biker me thinks you are having a laugh... were you not the Big Al Biker who last season said you were not going to buy a season ticket if CW was in charge??????? IF you are the same one then why are you spouting your usual drivel about Wilder out if you are not attending games or.... are you just full of hot air. Also seem to remember a week or so ago you threatened not to buy a ticket next season also!!!!!! Ok home form is rubbish why???? I think it is not just CW it is the team and their mental attitude or maybe fear from the fans who the majority support what they do but the minority do get on their backs (B.AL. B I expect for one). We are still in the play offs and yes we may still go on a run and clinch automatic promotion hard to see at this stage but I am an optimist and true supporter and believe. For those who believe we have an automatic right to promotion and we are a big club get real. We are where we deserve to be, fans at all clubs believe they are the best and should be higher in what ever league they play in. We are at best a play off team in the right league, we are not a rich club investments are minimal, income restricted due to Kassam, IL is doing a good job and CW is also doing OK with the squad and budget available. COYY we can still go on a run and achieve what we all dream of....promotion but if not I will still be there usual seat next year no matter what Southstandupper
  • Score: -8

4:39pm Sun 12 Jan 14

disco80 says...

I was really looking forward to football saturday until i see the team set up on the pitch as if we were away to Arsenal. Why 1 up top and why bring Raynes in ?? No disrespect to Raynes he not a bad player but against such a poor team why was we set up so defensive?? Then he plays Rigg and Williams out of postion for the majority of the game?? Yes joey beachamp did it but he was a good player in his prime not a league 2 player, we need to keep it simple play 2 up top and 2 wingers , batter the poor Portsmouth defence and get 3points. 5 defeats in the league at home is not good enough and 2 points dropped to a shocking pompey team is bad, i keep saying but when we start losing away Reality will hit the fools who cant see it and by then its another season wasted. WILDER OUT!!! His tactical awareness is zero, time to go son and go and slag some other fans off. Yes you got us out of the conference but remember only just Mr Wilder we should have Romped that league and gone up as champions but you messed that up and we managed to win the lottery of the play offs.
I was really looking forward to football saturday until i see the team set up on the pitch as if we were away to Arsenal. Why 1 up top and why bring Raynes in ?? No disrespect to Raynes he not a bad player but against such a poor team why was we set up so defensive?? Then he plays Rigg and Williams out of postion for the majority of the game?? Yes joey beachamp did it but he was a good player in his prime not a league 2 player, we need to keep it simple play 2 up top and 2 wingers , batter the poor Portsmouth defence and get 3points. 5 defeats in the league at home is not good enough and 2 points dropped to a shocking pompey team is bad, i keep saying but when we start losing away Reality will hit the fools who cant see it and by then its another season wasted. WILDER OUT!!! His tactical awareness is zero, time to go son and go and slag some other fans off. Yes you got us out of the conference but remember only just Mr Wilder we should have Romped that league and gone up as champions but you messed that up and we managed to win the lottery of the play offs. disco80
  • Score: 8

9:01pm Sun 12 Jan 14

dovepe says...

Wilder thinks how do we stop our opponents.defend first try and snatch a goal on the break.then when we are 1-0 up try and hang on.how many times has he failed.take off a striker bring on a defender.we have drawn or lost so many games with his negative tactics. time for him to go.lets destroy teams.
0-0 at half time is the best bet in football.look at the stats.chant for next home game ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK!
Wilder thinks how do we stop our opponents.defend first try and snatch a goal on the break.then when we are 1-0 up try and hang on.how many times has he failed.take off a striker bring on a defender.we have drawn or lost so many games with his negative tactics. time for him to go.lets destroy teams. 0-0 at half time is the best bet in football.look at the stats.chant for next home game ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK! dovepe
  • Score: 3

9:24pm Sun 12 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

Southstandupper wrote:
Big Al Biker me thinks you are having a laugh... were you not the Big Al Biker who last season said you were not going to buy a season ticket if CW was in charge??????? IF you are the same one then why are you spouting your usual drivel about Wilder out if you are not attending games or.... are you just full of hot air. Also seem to remember a week or so ago you threatened not to buy a ticket next season also!!!!!!
Ok home form is rubbish why???? I think it is not just CW it is the team and their mental attitude or maybe fear from the fans who the majority support what they do but the minority do get on their backs (B.AL. B I expect for one).
We are still in the play offs and yes we may still go on a run and clinch automatic promotion hard to see at this stage but I am an optimist and true supporter and believe.
For those who believe we have an automatic right to promotion and we are a big club get real. We are where we deserve to be, fans at all clubs believe they are the best and should be higher in what ever league they play in. We are at best a play off team in the right league, we are not a rich club investments are minimal, income restricted due to Kassam, IL is doing a good job and CW is also doing OK with the squad and budget available.
COYY we can still go on a run and achieve what we all dream of....promotion but if not I will still be there usual seat next year no matter what
I am indeed that man who was not going to purchase this year season ticket if Donkey Wilder was still there, but as usual as a supporter of this most famous club I paid my cash and there I also sit in the south stand upper (near the middle) and this gives me the right to make comments and have opinions. I have not missed a game at the "spit" Kassam stadium either friendly or cup game for three years so I guess I could be classed as a supporter, and looking at the clubs we have played in the last few years with a decent home record we could be up and away.

That's why we need a change of manager who will get his own type of player in, play his team the way he wants and hopefully have a plan B because right now this Donkey manager is eating grass and carrots.
[quote][p][bold]Southstandupper[/bold] wrote: Big Al Biker me thinks you are having a laugh... were you not the Big Al Biker who last season said you were not going to buy a season ticket if CW was in charge??????? IF you are the same one then why are you spouting your usual drivel about Wilder out if you are not attending games or.... are you just full of hot air. Also seem to remember a week or so ago you threatened not to buy a ticket next season also!!!!!! Ok home form is rubbish why???? I think it is not just CW it is the team and their mental attitude or maybe fear from the fans who the majority support what they do but the minority do get on their backs (B.AL. B I expect for one). We are still in the play offs and yes we may still go on a run and clinch automatic promotion hard to see at this stage but I am an optimist and true supporter and believe. For those who believe we have an automatic right to promotion and we are a big club get real. We are where we deserve to be, fans at all clubs believe they are the best and should be higher in what ever league they play in. We are at best a play off team in the right league, we are not a rich club investments are minimal, income restricted due to Kassam, IL is doing a good job and CW is also doing OK with the squad and budget available. COYY we can still go on a run and achieve what we all dream of....promotion but if not I will still be there usual seat next year no matter what[/p][/quote]I am indeed that man who was not going to purchase this year season ticket if Donkey Wilder was still there, but as usual as a supporter of this most famous club I paid my cash and there I also sit in the south stand upper (near the middle) and this gives me the right to make comments and have opinions. I have not missed a game at the "spit" Kassam stadium either friendly or cup game for three years so I guess I could be classed as a supporter, and looking at the clubs we have played in the last few years with a decent home record we could be up and away. That's why we need a change of manager who will get his own type of player in, play his team the way he wants and hopefully have a plan B because right now this Donkey manager is eating grass and carrots. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 7

3:45pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Southstandupper says...

So Big Al Biker I also sit in South Stand Upper and lo and behold near the middle also maybe we are just a seat or two away...... OK so you have seen a few games for three years or so as for me I have missed only a handful of home and away since 1974 and before then missed only away games when travel was hard (before I could drive). So me thinks I must be a fan. Compare to some managers we have had at the helm in my time supporting the club CW is not the best but is certainly not the worst in my humble opinion. The team whilst is workmanlike and not very attacking play to their strong points. I think we have missed Rigg and Potter for to many games and they are the spark in the team. We don't have a Brock, Hebberd, to unlock the opposition or a Chicken George to put the fear into any team. Sadly we are stuck with what we have a top half team which if they put their minds to it could push on into the play offs but if we do get promotion!!!! and I hope we do we need 6-7 new players who have the quality and desire to maintain Div 1 status.
I will enjoy going to Charlton but am not expecting anything from the game in fact I would prefer it if we lost so we can have no distraction from the league even if the cup money is good for us.

COYY get back to winning ways in the league especially at home.... (maybe the Gipsy curse is still on us??????)
So Big Al Biker I also sit in South Stand Upper and lo and behold near the middle also maybe we are just a seat or two away...... OK so you have seen a few games for three years or so as for me I have missed only a handful of home and away since 1974 and before then missed only away games when travel was hard (before I could drive). So me thinks I must be a fan. Compare to some managers we have had at the helm in my time supporting the club CW is not the best but is certainly not the worst in my humble opinion. The team whilst is workmanlike and not very attacking play to their strong points. I think we have missed Rigg and Potter for to many games and they are the spark in the team. We don't have a Brock, Hebberd, to unlock the opposition or a Chicken George to put the fear into any team. Sadly we are stuck with what we have a top half team which if they put their minds to it could push on into the play offs but if we do get promotion!!!! and I hope we do we need 6-7 new players who have the quality and desire to maintain Div 1 status. I will enjoy going to Charlton but am not expecting anything from the game in fact I would prefer it if we lost so we can have no distraction from the league even if the cup money is good for us. COYY get back to winning ways in the league especially at home.... (maybe the Gipsy curse is still on us??????) Southstandupper
  • Score: -1

6:53pm Mon 13 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

We could indeed be so very close up there in the gods where we can see more of the positional play than Wilder can down on the touch line, that's when he is there urging the players on and not sat down having a cuppa.

I have been a supporter since 1984 and I do confess not always a season ticket holder due to finances and work etc.

We are missing Whing and Potter, not sure Alfie is any good on wet boggy grounds but certainly Whingy is, we could do with an Aldridge and a Harrington, oh and a Dave Langan down the right side.

Onwards and upwards, but in my opinion not with Wilder.
We could indeed be so very close up there in the gods where we can see more of the positional play than Wilder can down on the touch line, that's when he is there urging the players on and not sat down having a cuppa. I have been a supporter since 1984 and I do confess not always a season ticket holder due to finances and work etc. We are missing Whing and Potter, not sure Alfie is any good on wet boggy grounds but certainly Whingy is, we could do with an Aldridge and a Harrington, oh and a Dave Langan down the right side. Onwards and upwards, but in my opinion not with Wilder. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 2

7:39pm Mon 13 Jan 14

oldun says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
We could indeed be so very close up there in the gods where we can see more of the positional play than Wilder can down on the touch line, that's when he is there urging the players on and not sat down having a cuppa.

I have been a supporter since 1984 and I do confess not always a season ticket holder due to finances and work etc.

We are missing Whing and Potter, not sure Alfie is any good on wet boggy grounds but certainly Whingy is, we could do with an Aldridge and a Harrington, oh and a Dave Langan down the right side.

Onwards and upwards, but in my opinion not with Wilder.
Never thought I would see Bicester's second finest (not TM!) mentioned in the same breath as United's best ever!
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: We could indeed be so very close up there in the gods where we can see more of the positional play than Wilder can down on the touch line, that's when he is there urging the players on and not sat down having a cuppa. I have been a supporter since 1984 and I do confess not always a season ticket holder due to finances and work etc. We are missing Whing and Potter, not sure Alfie is any good on wet boggy grounds but certainly Whingy is, we could do with an Aldridge and a Harrington, oh and a Dave Langan down the right side. Onwards and upwards, but in my opinion not with Wilder.[/p][/quote]Never thought I would see Bicester's second finest (not TM!) mentioned in the same breath as United's best ever! oldun
  • Score: 2

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