Oxford Utd 1 (Williams 78), Cheltenham Tn 1 (Cureton 84)

Bicester Advertiser: Deane Smalley cannot believe it as a golden opportunity goes begging in the first half Deane Smalley cannot believe it as a golden opportunity goes begging in the first half

OXFORD United's winless run was extended to five games as Jamie Cureton struck six minutes from time to earn a draw for Cheltenham Town at the Kassam Stadium.

The veteran striker deflected a shot into the net to cruelly deny the home side, who had looked to be on course to record a precious victory.

After creating several chances before the break, they finally went ahead with a fine finish from Ryan Williams in the 78th minute.

But the lead did not last as they were pegged back and despite a late flourish, a winner was not forthcoming.

Caretaker manager Mickey Lewis promised there would be changes after Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Burton Albion and he was true to his word.

Josh Ruffels came into midfield and he was joined by Johnny Mullins as Danny Rose and Nicky Wroe dropped to the bench, where Andy Whing was a surprise inclusion after four months out with a groin injury.

Mullins' move forward promoted Michael Raynes, while up front David Connolly replaced the injured Dave Kitson.

The games was very cagey to begin with, as United looked to avoid a repeat of Saturday's poor first half.

It took fully 20 minutes before the first chance of any kind was created. David Connolly drilled in a superb cross from the right which James Constable met firmly with a header which flew just wide.

Ruffels began sluggishly but warmed to his task and the youngster almost unlocked the door with a free-kick eight minutes later.

The midfielder's delivery picked out Constable at the back post, where the striker opted to head back across goal for Connolly, who had a shot deflected wide.

Constable was used on the left side of a four-man midfield, but he looked to take the game by the scruff of its neck ten minutes before the break.

The No 9 pounced on a loose ball in United's half and burst forward, riding three challenges through the middle to open up Cheltenham. He played Deane Smalley in on goal, but a heavy touch allowed goalkeeper Scott Brown to rush out and smother the opportunity.

United were not at their best, but they were the better side.

Cheltenham were neat on the ball but aside from a long range effort by ex-U's midfielder Sam Deering which Ryan Clarke saved easily, they did not stretch the hosts' back four.

Constable fizzed a shot just over in stoppage time as United headed to the changing room encouraged by their efforts.

Williams, who had been quiet in the first half, had the first sight of goal after the restart.

Latching on to a clever pass from David Hunt, the Australian ran across goal before firing a left-footed shot which Brown saved.

It was the best opening for a lengthy spell as United struggled to exercise the sort of control on the game they had enjoyed before the break.

Cheltenham grew bolder as the game grew increasingly stretched as the half wore on.

Terry Gornell swivelled and had a shot deflected just off target. From the resulting corner United failed to clear and Matt Richards drove a shot wide.

They came even closer 16 minutes from time when Cureton, on as a substitute, flicked a header which grazed the post.

It was an important moment, as United promptly went up the other end and opened the scoring.

Williams forced an error and ran on before burying a low shot from 20 yards which went in via the post.

The home side suddenly looked brighter, but they were only ahead for six minutes.

Alfie Potter conceded a free-kick on Cheltenham's right flank and the delivery fell to Zack Kotwica, whose shot was deflected by Cureton wide of a stranded Clarke and into the net.

United quickly went in search of a dramatic late winner.

They came close with Constable and Connolly having efforts superbly blocked, but the wait for a win goes on.

Oxford Utd (4-4-2): Clarke, Hunt, Raynes, Wright, Newey, Williams, Mullins, Ruffels, Constable, Smalley, Connolly.

Subs used: Potter (Smalley 73) Unused subs: Henly, Rigg, Whing, Rose, Davies, Wroe.

Booked: Raynes.

Cheltenham (4-2-3-1): S Brown, Ihiekwe, T Brown, Elliott, Jombati, Deering (Kotwica 74), Richards, McGlashan, Gornell, Vincent (Noble 60), Harrison (Cureton 60).

Unused subs: Taylor, Roberts, Braham-Barrett, Brundle.

Booked: McGlashan, Ihiekwe

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10:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

onthebench says...

I really hate to be negative, but I cannot help it tonight. The performance was awful, really awful. Two poor teams struggling to put any passes together. Cheltenham have nothing much to play for so you can understand it. For us, we just seem to have absolutely no direction and look like a team of strangers. All season our midfield has been the weak link. Last Saturday Roe & Rose were pretty poor. However, to replace them with our best defender ( Mullins) & Ruffles was a terrible mistake. Both of them spent much of the game sat in front of the back four. Our formation looked like 6-0-4 at times. We totally abandoned the midfield at times. Play like that at Chesterfield on Saturday and we will get hammered!
Lastly, and sadly, just heard Micky Lewis on the radio on my way home. He made two astonishing comments. Firstly, "we played really well tonight" and secondly "Dean Smalley played very well". I really don't know what to say to that. Anyone at the game tonight will know exactly what I mean.
Mullins back to centre half please and pack out the midfield with midfielders! You can never win games without possession and we simply do not have enough to make an impact. I'm gutted.
I really hate to be negative, but I cannot help it tonight. The performance was awful, really awful. Two poor teams struggling to put any passes together. Cheltenham have nothing much to play for so you can understand it. For us, we just seem to have absolutely no direction and look like a team of strangers. All season our midfield has been the weak link. Last Saturday Roe & Rose were pretty poor. However, to replace them with our best defender ( Mullins) & Ruffles was a terrible mistake. Both of them spent much of the game sat in front of the back four. Our formation looked like 6-0-4 at times. We totally abandoned the midfield at times. Play like that at Chesterfield on Saturday and we will get hammered! Lastly, and sadly, just heard Micky Lewis on the radio on my way home. He made two astonishing comments. Firstly, "we played really well tonight" and secondly "Dean Smalley played very well". I really don't know what to say to that. Anyone at the game tonight will know exactly what I mean. Mullins back to centre half please and pack out the midfield with midfielders! You can never win games without possession and we simply do not have enough to make an impact. I'm gutted. onthebench
  • Score: 24

10:25pm Tue 11 Mar 14

karatavuk says...

Stand down now Mickey. You have been given a job that is way above your abilities.
Lenegan is going for the cheap option and doesn't care about promotion.
Stand down now Mickey. You have been given a job that is way above your abilities. Lenegan is going for the cheap option and doesn't care about promotion. karatavuk
  • Score: 16

11:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

BigAlBiker says...

How Lewis can say what he did after the game on the radio is beyond me, it proves he can't see what we do.

Smalley is no striker, not sure he is a footballer, the midfield was better tonight but still not good enough, Williams was the only bright spark for me.

Lenegan has to act now, not next week but this week, he has to get a manager who can encourage, bully if need be but one who can see where the problems lie and sort it.

Where are Bevans and Marsh? Gone missing, what about the youth team who played at Gateshead for example and did well? Have they suddenly become rubbish? The U18's won 6-1 today, if it gets much worse I would try some of them. Mickey, get your finger out.
How Lewis can say what he did after the game on the radio is beyond me, it proves he can't see what we do. Smalley is no striker, not sure he is a footballer, the midfield was better tonight but still not good enough, Williams was the only bright spark for me. Lenegan has to act now, not next week but this week, he has to get a manager who can encourage, bully if need be but one who can see where the problems lie and sort it. Where are Bevans and Marsh? Gone missing, what about the youth team who played at Gateshead for example and did well? Have they suddenly become rubbish? The U18's won 6-1 today, if it gets much worse I would try some of them. Mickey, get your finger out. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 16

11:22pm Tue 11 Mar 14

pope wilder 1st says...

Reckon I must have been at a different game tonight. Thought the team played well. Smaller put himself about well, won most of the 50/50 balls. Raines never missed a clearing header all night. Just reckon we need someone to pull the strings better in the middle of the park, but very encouraged by tonights performance!
Reckon I must have been at a different game tonight. Thought the team played well. Smaller put himself about well, won most of the 50/50 balls. Raines never missed a clearing header all night. Just reckon we need someone to pull the strings better in the middle of the park, but very encouraged by tonights performance! pope wilder 1st
  • Score: -16

11:59pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Coyyellows says...

Apart from the above comment you lot as usuall don't have a clue , some of our fans especially some on here , big al , are pretty clueless as always . No wonder your watching in the stands and not managing ! Encourageing performance tonight , they had some luck with the goal , but a gritty hard working performance against a team who Had to defend for there lives ! Owe and they had a whole 2 shots on goal !
Would hate to think what you lot would be like if you were supporting the teams above us and the great runs there all on . Owe wait no
One is so we still got a chance so shut up moaning and get behind what's happening otherwise don't come
Apart from the above comment you lot as usuall don't have a clue , some of our fans especially some on here , big al , are pretty clueless as always . No wonder your watching in the stands and not managing ! Encourageing performance tonight , they had some luck with the goal , but a gritty hard working performance against a team who Had to defend for there lives ! Owe and they had a whole 2 shots on goal ! Would hate to think what you lot would be like if you were supporting the teams above us and the great runs there all on . Owe wait no One is so we still got a chance so shut up moaning and get behind what's happening otherwise don't come Coyyellows
  • Score: -14

12:01am Wed 12 Mar 14

dovepe says...

highlight of the night Dean Smalley doing a Basil Fawlty in the first half when he was fouled ? WHAT A REKNAW He is!then ML applauds Him when He came off! JOKE ML
highlight of the night Dean Smalley doing a Basil Fawlty in the first half when he was fouled ? WHAT A REKNAW He is!then ML applauds Him when He came off! JOKE ML dovepe
  • Score: 1

6:50am Wed 12 Mar 14

hawkeye1 says...

So many points given away too easy with Oxford, all the games we could have won or drawn instead of losing, I think the word has got out with all the other
Div 2 managers that if they attack Oxford hard in the last 5 minutes, then they are pretty much sure of coming away with a win or a draw.
So many points given away too easy with Oxford, all the games we could have won or drawn instead of losing, I think the word has got out with all the other Div 2 managers that if they attack Oxford hard in the last 5 minutes, then they are pretty much sure of coming away with a win or a draw. hawkeye1
  • Score: 10

7:23am Wed 12 Mar 14

adlibber says...

Not on of the top 7 teams managed to win last night -we had a chance to be 4pts from 3rd spot and once again we blew it. Lewis is hopeless. to make things worse both teams outside the play off positions won and are closing in on us. If Lenagan continues with Lewis our season will be over in a couple of weeks. I've always given Lenagan credibility for the way he handles the club but his decision to put Lewis in charge is looking more disastrous by the minute. It's also clear that we have too many players in the side that would struggle in the Conference and much of that is Wilder's fault. We have acquired players who can't believe their luck including so called 'stars' who seem to be happy to collect salaries for doing very little. If we play with the same mediocrity like we have these last 6-7 games I can see Chesterfield givnig us a thumping. This is possibly the weakest league two for years no team running away with it lots of points being dropped and still we can't get it right. I really do thing we're cursed at the Kassam. Lenagan needs to act now if he wants to change our path otherwise it's another season in league two next year with even lower gates- I don't know of any Chairman of a football club that would be happy with that kind of business model. Lewis and rest of 1st team coaching staff need to go now.
Not on of the top 7 teams managed to win last night -we had a chance to be 4pts from 3rd spot and once again we blew it. Lewis is hopeless. to make things worse both teams outside the play off positions won and are closing in on us. If Lenagan continues with Lewis our season will be over in a couple of weeks. I've always given Lenagan credibility for the way he handles the club but his decision to put Lewis in charge is looking more disastrous by the minute. It's also clear that we have too many players in the side that would struggle in the Conference and much of that is Wilder's fault. We have acquired players who can't believe their luck including so called 'stars' who seem to be happy to collect salaries for doing very little. If we play with the same mediocrity like we have these last 6-7 games I can see Chesterfield givnig us a thumping. This is possibly the weakest league two for years no team running away with it lots of points being dropped and still we can't get it right. I really do thing we're cursed at the Kassam. Lenagan needs to act now if he wants to change our path otherwise it's another season in league two next year with even lower gates- I don't know of any Chairman of a football club that would be happy with that kind of business model. Lewis and rest of 1st team coaching staff need to go now. adlibber
  • Score: 13

7:24am Wed 12 Mar 14

adlibber says...

Coyyellows wrote:
Apart from the above comment you lot as usuall don't have a clue , some of our fans especially some on here , big al , are pretty clueless as always . No wonder your watching in the stands and not managing ! Encourageing performance tonight , they had some luck with the goal , but a gritty hard working performance against a team who Had to defend for there lives ! Owe and they had a whole 2 shots on goal !
Would hate to think what you lot would be like if you were supporting the teams above us and the great runs there all on . Owe wait no
One is so we still got a chance so shut up moaning and get behind what's happening otherwise don't come
plank
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: Apart from the above comment you lot as usuall don't have a clue , some of our fans especially some on here , big al , are pretty clueless as always . No wonder your watching in the stands and not managing ! Encourageing performance tonight , they had some luck with the goal , but a gritty hard working performance against a team who Had to defend for there lives ! Owe and they had a whole 2 shots on goal ! Would hate to think what you lot would be like if you were supporting the teams above us and the great runs there all on . Owe wait no One is so we still got a chance so shut up moaning and get behind what's happening otherwise don't come[/p][/quote]plank adlibber
  • Score: -2

7:26am Wed 12 Mar 14

adlibber says...

pope wilder 1st wrote:
Reckon I must have been at a different game tonight. Thought the team played well. Smaller put himself about well, won most of the 50/50 balls. Raines never missed a clearing header all night. Just reckon we need someone to pull the strings better in the middle of the park, but very encouraged by tonights performance!
not a very good Swindon troll -talk me through your mighty performance against Wolves and the dream of Championship football under Di Canio....
[quote][p][bold]pope wilder 1st[/bold] wrote: Reckon I must have been at a different game tonight. Thought the team played well. Smaller put himself about well, won most of the 50/50 balls. Raines never missed a clearing header all night. Just reckon we need someone to pull the strings better in the middle of the park, but very encouraged by tonights performance![/p][/quote]not a very good Swindon troll -talk me through your mighty performance against Wolves and the dream of Championship football under Di Canio.... adlibber
  • Score: 2

9:12am Wed 12 Mar 14

Aswestand says...

I've been reading these comments for sometime now and deciding not to comment but I have to agree with coy yellows, as we stand we're in the play offs....we are not winning games but we are not losing many either. If you asked me at the start of the season if I'd be happy with a place in the play offs with a good chance off automatics at this stage id bite your hand off and I'm pretty sure you do the same.

We've got a great team that need encouraging...but some off our fans our disgusting booing smalley especially and giving him stick not being funny but beano isn't scoring either. The whole team have made mistakes. How can they play with confidence with fans like us giving stick each week a bit of loyalty wouldn't go a miss. I've watched oxford for over 20 years and it's the worst I've known it in terms of our fans not getting behind our players and management.

Your a very small majority on here giving your opinion which in all sense actually counts for nothing because I'm sure true oxford fans don't waste there time **** on here but instead spend it watching the game and getting behind the lads.

When you've been watching your favourite team as long as I have you've pretty much seen it all! But you need to look at yourself as fans and people the way you constantly **** on your team we all want them to do well and I would say they've played as a team and worked hard considering the departure of wilder and frequent injuries. Now Mickeys necks on the line. Well that man has been loyal to our club for years and years!!! Give him a chance. I think we are the problem!

Anyway rant over, keep being negative if you wish but your the fools if you do and when we get promoted this season you can eat your words and hopefully it may just shut you all up!

Kind regards, a true Oxford supporter!!!!
I've been reading these comments for sometime now and deciding not to comment but I have to agree with coy yellows, as we stand we're in the play offs....we are not winning games but we are not losing many either. If you asked me at the start of the season if I'd be happy with a place in the play offs with a good chance off automatics at this stage id bite your hand off and I'm pretty sure you do the same. We've got a great team that need encouraging...but some off our fans our disgusting booing smalley especially and giving him stick not being funny but beano isn't scoring either. The whole team have made mistakes. How can they play with confidence with fans like us giving stick each week a bit of loyalty wouldn't go a miss. I've watched oxford for over 20 years and it's the worst I've known it in terms of our fans not getting behind our players and management. Your a very small majority on here giving your opinion which in all sense actually counts for nothing because I'm sure true oxford fans don't waste there time **** on here but instead spend it watching the game and getting behind the lads. When you've been watching your favourite team as long as I have you've pretty much seen it all! But you need to look at yourself as fans and people the way you constantly **** on your team we all want them to do well and I would say they've played as a team and worked hard considering the departure of wilder and frequent injuries. Now Mickeys necks on the line. Well that man has been loyal to our club for years and years!!! Give him a chance. I think we are the problem! Anyway rant over, keep being negative if you wish but your the fools if you do and when we get promoted this season you can eat your words and hopefully it may just shut you all up! Kind regards, a true Oxford supporter!!!! Aswestand
  • Score: -2

9:19am Wed 12 Mar 14

stayingafloat says...

pope wilder 1st wrote:
Reckon I must have been at a different game tonight. Thought the team played well. Smaller put himself about well, won most of the 50/50 balls. Raines never missed a clearing header all night. Just reckon we need someone to pull the strings better in the middle of the park, but very encouraged by tonights performance!
Were you facing the pitch? We need a PROPER striker before it is too late.
[quote][p][bold]pope wilder 1st[/bold] wrote: Reckon I must have been at a different game tonight. Thought the team played well. Smaller put himself about well, won most of the 50/50 balls. Raines never missed a clearing header all night. Just reckon we need someone to pull the strings better in the middle of the park, but very encouraged by tonights performance![/p][/quote]Were you facing the pitch? We need a PROPER striker before it is too late. stayingafloat
  • Score: 10

9:27am Wed 12 Mar 14

Joe1 says...

It is slipping away. All that effort & good away form for nothing. We might just manage to play off's. Not because we are any good. the results seem to be going that way. A poor 2nd Div this Season.

Come on Chairman do something!!!!!!!
It is slipping away. All that effort & good away form for nothing. We might just manage to play off's. Not because we are any good. the results seem to be going that way. A poor 2nd Div this Season. Come on Chairman do something!!!!!!! Joe1
  • Score: 7

10:26am Wed 12 Mar 14

Coyyellows says...

Rather be a plank that states the obvious than be a clueless idiot that hides behind a computer screen where all he wants to do is berate people and doesn't have a clue ! . You need to get a life sunshine ! honestly you do not know how football works . It's league 2 and were in with a shout of going up ! Without stating the obvious but do you not think then were therefor in a position where we should support whoever is in charge and playing to HELP us succeed go up ! Naaah all you got is to come on a website and and be a complete p**ck after every game . Go get yourself a girlfriend /wife/ boyfriend maybe to help entertain your Saturday and Tuesdays . Sad ****
Rather be a plank that states the obvious than be a clueless idiot that hides behind a computer screen where all he wants to do is berate people and doesn't have a clue ! . You need to get a life sunshine ! honestly you do not know how football works . It's league 2 and were in with a shout of going up ! Without stating the obvious but do you not think then were therefor in a position where we should support whoever is in charge and playing to HELP us succeed go up ! Naaah all you got is to come on a website and and be a complete p**ck after every game . Go get yourself a girlfriend /wife/ boyfriend maybe to help entertain your Saturday and Tuesdays . Sad **** Coyyellows
  • Score: -6

11:28am Wed 12 Mar 14

adlibber says...

Coyyellows wrote:
Rather be a plank that states the obvious than be a clueless idiot that hides behind a computer screen where all he wants to do is berate people and doesn't have a clue ! . You need to get a life sunshine ! honestly you do not know how football works . It's league 2 and were in with a shout of going up ! Without stating the obvious but do you not think then were therefor in a position where we should support whoever is in charge and playing to HELP us succeed go up ! Naaah all you got is to come on a website and and be a complete p**ck after every game . Go get yourself a girlfriend /wife/ boyfriend maybe to help entertain your Saturday and Tuesdays . Sad ****
Double plank - we have an average team a below average management and we've won 2 in our last 10 what part of football is so difficult to grasp for you? Blind faith doesn't win promotion neither does repeating our mistakes by having a bad run in the final thirds of the season - have a look at our last two seasons for reference. Why should I support a caretaker manager who is out of his depth and responsible for our dip in form? Do you applaud backward steps? 'Hide behind a computer screen'? Where are you in the OM office typing your drivel? You have a large mouth that spits out very little understanding of where we are as a club. We are on the verge of failing for the third season running but that appears to be a bit misty to you. If we manage to go up I'll be amazed but thankful that we pulled it off but based on current form we are 3 games away from slipping out of the play offs - No amount of fans singing their heads off will change that. Players have a choice prove critics wrong or prove them right.

As for your abuse - it's subliminally laughable but only exposes your inability to grasp the debate. I'm happy to come on here at the end of the season and accept you're right should we go up without a change in management or player additions I'd be as happy as you if we succeed. Can't imagine you eating humble pie though.
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: Rather be a plank that states the obvious than be a clueless idiot that hides behind a computer screen where all he wants to do is berate people and doesn't have a clue ! . You need to get a life sunshine ! honestly you do not know how football works . It's league 2 and were in with a shout of going up ! Without stating the obvious but do you not think then were therefor in a position where we should support whoever is in charge and playing to HELP us succeed go up ! Naaah all you got is to come on a website and and be a complete p**ck after every game . Go get yourself a girlfriend /wife/ boyfriend maybe to help entertain your Saturday and Tuesdays . Sad ****[/p][/quote]Double plank - we have an average team a below average management and we've won 2 in our last 10 what part of football is so difficult to grasp for you? Blind faith doesn't win promotion neither does repeating our mistakes by having a bad run in the final thirds of the season - have a look at our last two seasons for reference. Why should I support a caretaker manager who is out of his depth and responsible for our dip in form? Do you applaud backward steps? 'Hide behind a computer screen'? Where are you in the OM office typing your drivel? You have a large mouth that spits out very little understanding of where we are as a club. We are on the verge of failing for the third season running but that appears to be a bit misty to you. If we manage to go up I'll be amazed but thankful that we pulled it off but based on current form we are 3 games away from slipping out of the play offs - No amount of fans singing their heads off will change that. Players have a choice prove critics wrong or prove them right. As for your abuse - it's subliminally laughable but only exposes your inability to grasp the debate. I'm happy to come on here at the end of the season and accept you're right should we go up without a change in management or player additions I'd be as happy as you if we succeed. Can't imagine you eating humble pie though. adlibber
  • Score: 3

11:35am Wed 12 Mar 14

adlibber says...

Aswestand wrote:
I've been reading these comments for sometime now and deciding not to comment but I have to agree with coy yellows, as we stand we're in the play offs....we are not winning games but we are not losing many either. If you asked me at the start of the season if I'd be happy with a place in the play offs with a good chance off automatics at this stage id bite your hand off and I'm pretty sure you do the same.

We've got a great team that need encouraging...but some off our fans our disgusting booing smalley especially and giving him stick not being funny but beano isn't scoring either. The whole team have made mistakes. How can they play with confidence with fans like us giving stick each week a bit of loyalty wouldn't go a miss. I've watched oxford for over 20 years and it's the worst I've known it in terms of our fans not getting behind our players and management.

Your a very small majority on here giving your opinion which in all sense actually counts for nothing because I'm sure true oxford fans don't waste there time **** on here but instead spend it watching the game and getting behind the lads.

When you've been watching your favourite team as long as I have you've pretty much seen it all! But you need to look at yourself as fans and people the way you constantly **** on your team we all want them to do well and I would say they've played as a team and worked hard considering the departure of wilder and frequent injuries. Now Mickeys necks on the line. Well that man has been loyal to our club for years and years!!! Give him a chance. I think we are the problem!

Anyway rant over, keep being negative if you wish but your the fools if you do and when we get promoted this season you can eat your words and hopefully it may just shut you all up!

Kind regards, a true Oxford supporter!!!!
selective memory fan - fans get on teams back because some fans are sick of the same repetition. You think loyalty breeds success? The reality is we've suffered from poor loan signings one dimensional management and a poor decision from our Chairman to put Lewis in charge. I really don't understand people who criticise the critics when we're on such a poor run of from. Perhaps you'd prefer to have Kassam back at the helm and Kemp/Atkins/Patterso
n in charge? Anyway the league table doesn't lie let's see where we are at the end of the season- if we don't make it to league one it will of course be the critics fault, not the players/manager/chai
rman. Blind faith isn't logic.
[quote][p][bold]Aswestand[/bold] wrote: I've been reading these comments for sometime now and deciding not to comment but I have to agree with coy yellows, as we stand we're in the play offs....we are not winning games but we are not losing many either. If you asked me at the start of the season if I'd be happy with a place in the play offs with a good chance off automatics at this stage id bite your hand off and I'm pretty sure you do the same. We've got a great team that need encouraging...but some off our fans our disgusting booing smalley especially and giving him stick not being funny but beano isn't scoring either. The whole team have made mistakes. How can they play with confidence with fans like us giving stick each week a bit of loyalty wouldn't go a miss. I've watched oxford for over 20 years and it's the worst I've known it in terms of our fans not getting behind our players and management. Your a very small majority on here giving your opinion which in all sense actually counts for nothing because I'm sure true oxford fans don't waste there time **** on here but instead spend it watching the game and getting behind the lads. When you've been watching your favourite team as long as I have you've pretty much seen it all! But you need to look at yourself as fans and people the way you constantly **** on your team we all want them to do well and I would say they've played as a team and worked hard considering the departure of wilder and frequent injuries. Now Mickeys necks on the line. Well that man has been loyal to our club for years and years!!! Give him a chance. I think we are the problem! Anyway rant over, keep being negative if you wish but your the fools if you do and when we get promoted this season you can eat your words and hopefully it may just shut you all up! Kind regards, a true Oxford supporter!!!![/p][/quote]selective memory fan - fans get on teams back because some fans are sick of the same repetition. You think loyalty breeds success? The reality is we've suffered from poor loan signings one dimensional management and a poor decision from our Chairman to put Lewis in charge. I really don't understand people who criticise the critics when we're on such a poor run of from. Perhaps you'd prefer to have Kassam back at the helm and Kemp/Atkins/Patterso n in charge? Anyway the league table doesn't lie let's see where we are at the end of the season- if we don't make it to league one it will of course be the critics fault, not the players/manager/chai rman. Blind faith isn't logic. adlibber
  • Score: 0

12:05pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Coyyellows says...

You call your posts a debate ? There's no debate about it , all you do is type away on here giving abuse to the chairman manager and players where's the debate in that ? Are you bitter you didn't make it or something .
Ok we'll you carry on banging on with your negativity , I'm sure it will be great for everyone , I bet your the best at your job ? Or is there someone who maybe just a little bit better than you in the country ?
You call your posts a debate ? There's no debate about it , all you do is type away on here giving abuse to the chairman manager and players where's the debate in that ? Are you bitter you didn't make it or something . Ok we'll you carry on banging on with your negativity , I'm sure it will be great for everyone , I bet your the best at your job ? Or is there someone who maybe just a little bit better than you in the country ? Coyyellows
  • Score: -1

1:25pm Wed 12 Mar 14

william12 says...

Not good enough. no excuses dont keep blaming Lewis, this is not a sunday boys team they are supposedley proffessionals .The players collectiveley are not good enough we are a mid table team as our results are beginning to show.
The gradual slide will stsrt on Saturday where a struggling Chesterfield will beat us as have every team so far who have been on apoor run.
Not good enough. no excuses dont keep blaming Lewis, this is not a sunday boys team they are supposedley proffessionals .The players collectiveley are not good enough we are a mid table team as our results are beginning to show. The gradual slide will stsrt on Saturday where a struggling Chesterfield will beat us as have every team so far who have been on apoor run. william12
  • Score: 0

1:40pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Doctor69 says...

Coyyellows wrote:
You call your posts a debate ? There's no debate about it , all you do is type away on here giving abuse to the chairman manager and players where's the debate in that ? Are you bitter you didn't make it or something .
Ok we'll you carry on banging on with your negativity , I'm sure it will be great for everyone , I bet your the best at your job ? Or is there someone who maybe just a little bit better than you in the country ?
Trouble is, you have ignored the main points of adibblers post. As he correctly points out, We have won 2 from 10, have taken 11 points from a possible 30 since lewis has been in charge, and 2 from the last 15 available. We have taken 1 point from 6 in 2 home games. Hardly anything to get excited about is it?

We are rubbish, we play in an awful league. The home gates are dropping as a result.

I admire you for being optimistic, but, if you take of the rose tinted glasses you will see that all these people are in fact correct. We will not go up this season automatically. We may manage a play off place, but only because the teams below us are not taking advantage of our slip ups.

Our current form is probably worse than relegation fodder. Does that excite you? It depresses me!

No doubt you will come back with some abuse, as you don't seem capable of debating a point of view.
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: You call your posts a debate ? There's no debate about it , all you do is type away on here giving abuse to the chairman manager and players where's the debate in that ? Are you bitter you didn't make it or something . Ok we'll you carry on banging on with your negativity , I'm sure it will be great for everyone , I bet your the best at your job ? Or is there someone who maybe just a little bit better than you in the country ?[/p][/quote]Trouble is, you have ignored the main points of adibblers post. As he correctly points out, We have won 2 from 10, have taken 11 points from a possible 30 since lewis has been in charge, and 2 from the last 15 available. We have taken 1 point from 6 in 2 home games. Hardly anything to get excited about is it? We are rubbish, we play in an awful league. The home gates are dropping as a result. I admire you for being optimistic, but, if you take of the rose tinted glasses you will see that all these people are in fact correct. We will not go up this season automatically. We may manage a play off place, but only because the teams below us are not taking advantage of our slip ups. Our current form is probably worse than relegation fodder. Does that excite you? It depresses me! No doubt you will come back with some abuse, as you don't seem capable of debating a point of view. Doctor69
  • Score: 0

1:54pm Wed 12 Mar 14

greengarden says...

adlibber wrote:
Aswestand wrote: I've been reading these comments for sometime now and deciding not to comment but I have to agree with coy yellows, as we stand we're in the play offs....we are not winning games but we are not losing many either. If you asked me at the start of the season if I'd be happy with a place in the play offs with a good chance off automatics at this stage id bite your hand off and I'm pretty sure you do the same. We've got a great team that need encouraging...but some off our fans our disgusting booing smalley especially and giving him stick not being funny but beano isn't scoring either. The whole team have made mistakes. How can they play with confidence with fans like us giving stick each week a bit of loyalty wouldn't go a miss. I've watched oxford for over 20 years and it's the worst I've known it in terms of our fans not getting behind our players and management. Your a very small majority on here giving your opinion which in all sense actually counts for nothing because I'm sure true oxford fans don't waste there time **** on here but instead spend it watching the game and getting behind the lads. When you've been watching your favourite team as long as I have you've pretty much seen it all! But you need to look at yourself as fans and people the way you constantly **** on your team we all want them to do well and I would say they've played as a team and worked hard considering the departure of wilder and frequent injuries. Now Mickeys necks on the line. Well that man has been loyal to our club for years and years!!! Give him a chance. I think we are the problem! Anyway rant over, keep being negative if you wish but your the fools if you do and when we get promoted this season you can eat your words and hopefully it may just shut you all up! Kind regards, a true Oxford supporter!!!!
selective memory fan - fans get on teams back because some fans are sick of the same repetition. You think loyalty breeds success? The reality is we've suffered from poor loan signings one dimensional management and a poor decision from our Chairman to put Lewis in charge. I really don't understand people who criticise the critics when we're on such a poor run of from. Perhaps you'd prefer to have Kassam back at the helm and Kemp/Atkins/Patterso n in charge? Anyway the league table doesn't lie let's see where we are at the end of the season- if we don't make it to league one it will of course be the critics fault, not the players/manager/chai rman. Blind faith isn't logic.
AdFibber you really are a moronic fool !!

Lets follow your line of thought if we don't make promotion.

We can sack Mickey L.
We can sack the entire training / coaching squad.
We can sack the playing staff
We can ask Ian Leneghan to leave (no idea who will replace him though... although I'm sure you have an answer to that as well)
We can spend loadsa money (that we don't have) on new players and a fancy new manager

Or perhaps you could apply for position of Manager, you seem to have all the answers!!

Get real AdFibber, this club is being prudently run, to ensure we survive as a football club. We don't have millions to spend on players, we don't have a mega rich chairman to throw money at the club, we don't own our own ground . Right now we are a solid League 2 club challenging for promotion with limited budgets and have a mediocre but hard working set of players trying their very hardest.

Accept the reality and for once, 'just for once' get behind your club and team and support cheer them in difficult times. If not please clear off up the A420 and join the other lot, because we really do not need or want people like you. !!!! your constant negativity is boring, boring, boring .......
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aswestand[/bold] wrote: I've been reading these comments for sometime now and deciding not to comment but I have to agree with coy yellows, as we stand we're in the play offs....we are not winning games but we are not losing many either. If you asked me at the start of the season if I'd be happy with a place in the play offs with a good chance off automatics at this stage id bite your hand off and I'm pretty sure you do the same. We've got a great team that need encouraging...but some off our fans our disgusting booing smalley especially and giving him stick not being funny but beano isn't scoring either. The whole team have made mistakes. How can they play with confidence with fans like us giving stick each week a bit of loyalty wouldn't go a miss. I've watched oxford for over 20 years and it's the worst I've known it in terms of our fans not getting behind our players and management. Your a very small majority on here giving your opinion which in all sense actually counts for nothing because I'm sure true oxford fans don't waste there time **** on here but instead spend it watching the game and getting behind the lads. When you've been watching your favourite team as long as I have you've pretty much seen it all! But you need to look at yourself as fans and people the way you constantly **** on your team we all want them to do well and I would say they've played as a team and worked hard considering the departure of wilder and frequent injuries. Now Mickeys necks on the line. Well that man has been loyal to our club for years and years!!! Give him a chance. I think we are the problem! Anyway rant over, keep being negative if you wish but your the fools if you do and when we get promoted this season you can eat your words and hopefully it may just shut you all up! Kind regards, a true Oxford supporter!!!![/p][/quote]selective memory fan - fans get on teams back because some fans are sick of the same repetition. You think loyalty breeds success? The reality is we've suffered from poor loan signings one dimensional management and a poor decision from our Chairman to put Lewis in charge. I really don't understand people who criticise the critics when we're on such a poor run of from. Perhaps you'd prefer to have Kassam back at the helm and Kemp/Atkins/Patterso n in charge? Anyway the league table doesn't lie let's see where we are at the end of the season- if we don't make it to league one it will of course be the critics fault, not the players/manager/chai rman. Blind faith isn't logic.[/p][/quote]AdFibber you really are a moronic fool !! Lets follow your line of thought if we don't make promotion. We can sack Mickey L. We can sack the entire training / coaching squad. We can sack the playing staff We can ask Ian Leneghan to leave (no idea who will replace him though... although I'm sure you have an answer to that as well) We can spend loadsa money (that we don't have) on new players and a fancy new manager Or perhaps you could apply for position of Manager, you seem to have all the answers!! Get real AdFibber, this club is being prudently run, to ensure we survive as a football club. We don't have millions to spend on players, we don't have a mega rich chairman to throw money at the club, we don't own our own ground . Right now we are a solid League 2 club challenging for promotion with limited budgets and have a mediocre but hard working set of players trying their very hardest. Accept the reality and for once, 'just for once' get behind your club and team and support cheer them in difficult times. If not please clear off up the A420 and join the other lot, because we really do not need or want people like you. !!!! your constant negativity is boring, boring, boring ....... greengarden
  • Score: 1

2:58pm Wed 12 Mar 14

adlibber says...

Coyyellows wrote:
You call your posts a debate ? There's no debate about it , all you do is type away on here giving abuse to the chairman manager and players where's the debate in that ? Are you bitter you didn't make it or something .
Ok we'll you carry on banging on with your negativity , I'm sure it will be great for everyone , I bet your the best at your job ? Or is there someone who maybe just a little bit better than you in the country ?
erm read your posts -you think everyone but you is clueless and anyone who dares to have an opposite view of how we're playing shouldn't attend games.

I've stated our current position based on facts and results you seem to use ignorance of these as a defence for a team that's won 2 games from last 10. Debate indeed. As for negativity -absolutely because the positives have drained away. Saying the chairman has made a mistake by appointing Lewis isn't abuse - you're the one who resorted to abuse- plank is tame compared to your tirade.
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: You call your posts a debate ? There's no debate about it , all you do is type away on here giving abuse to the chairman manager and players where's the debate in that ? Are you bitter you didn't make it or something . Ok we'll you carry on banging on with your negativity , I'm sure it will be great for everyone , I bet your the best at your job ? Or is there someone who maybe just a little bit better than you in the country ?[/p][/quote]erm read your posts -you think everyone but you is clueless and anyone who dares to have an opposite view of how we're playing shouldn't attend games. I've stated our current position based on facts and results you seem to use ignorance of these as a defence for a team that's won 2 games from last 10. Debate indeed. As for negativity -absolutely because the positives have drained away. Saying the chairman has made a mistake by appointing Lewis isn't abuse - you're the one who resorted to abuse- plank is tame compared to your tirade. adlibber
  • Score: 2

3:02pm Wed 12 Mar 14

adlibber says...

greengarden wrote:
adlibber wrote:
Aswestand wrote: I've been reading these comments for sometime now and deciding not to comment but I have to agree with coy yellows, as we stand we're in the play offs....we are not winning games but we are not losing many either. If you asked me at the start of the season if I'd be happy with a place in the play offs with a good chance off automatics at this stage id bite your hand off and I'm pretty sure you do the same. We've got a great team that need encouraging...but some off our fans our disgusting booing smalley especially and giving him stick not being funny but beano isn't scoring either. The whole team have made mistakes. How can they play with confidence with fans like us giving stick each week a bit of loyalty wouldn't go a miss. I've watched oxford for over 20 years and it's the worst I've known it in terms of our fans not getting behind our players and management. Your a very small majority on here giving your opinion which in all sense actually counts for nothing because I'm sure true oxford fans don't waste there time **** on here but instead spend it watching the game and getting behind the lads. When you've been watching your favourite team as long as I have you've pretty much seen it all! But you need to look at yourself as fans and people the way you constantly **** on your team we all want them to do well and I would say they've played as a team and worked hard considering the departure of wilder and frequent injuries. Now Mickeys necks on the line. Well that man has been loyal to our club for years and years!!! Give him a chance. I think we are the problem! Anyway rant over, keep being negative if you wish but your the fools if you do and when we get promoted this season you can eat your words and hopefully it may just shut you all up! Kind regards, a true Oxford supporter!!!!
selective memory fan - fans get on teams back because some fans are sick of the same repetition. You think loyalty breeds success? The reality is we've suffered from poor loan signings one dimensional management and a poor decision from our Chairman to put Lewis in charge. I really don't understand people who criticise the critics when we're on such a poor run of from. Perhaps you'd prefer to have Kassam back at the helm and Kemp/Atkins/Patterso n in charge? Anyway the league table doesn't lie let's see where we are at the end of the season- if we don't make it to league one it will of course be the critics fault, not the players/manager/chai rman. Blind faith isn't logic.
AdFibber you really are a moronic fool !!

Lets follow your line of thought if we don't make promotion.

We can sack Mickey L.
We can sack the entire training / coaching squad.
We can sack the playing staff
We can ask Ian Leneghan to leave (no idea who will replace him though... although I'm sure you have an answer to that as well)
We can spend loadsa money (that we don't have) on new players and a fancy new manager

Or perhaps you could apply for position of Manager, you seem to have all the answers!!

Get real AdFibber, this club is being prudently run, to ensure we survive as a football club. We don't have millions to spend on players, we don't have a mega rich chairman to throw money at the club, we don't own our own ground . Right now we are a solid League 2 club challenging for promotion with limited budgets and have a mediocre but hard working set of players trying their very hardest.

Accept the reality and for once, 'just for once' get behind your club and team and support cheer them in difficult times. If not please clear off up the A420 and join the other lot, because we really do not need or want people like you. !!!! your constant negativity is boring, boring, boring .......
Have I said Lenagan should go or that players should be sacked? - you seem to have the answers before you've read the posts- silly response and why is it you like a handful of others on here think that fans who criticise shouldn't continue to support the club? Isn't that a bit arrogant of you? My view differs from yours but I don't preach who should attend games.
[quote][p][bold]greengarden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aswestand[/bold] wrote: I've been reading these comments for sometime now and deciding not to comment but I have to agree with coy yellows, as we stand we're in the play offs....we are not winning games but we are not losing many either. If you asked me at the start of the season if I'd be happy with a place in the play offs with a good chance off automatics at this stage id bite your hand off and I'm pretty sure you do the same. We've got a great team that need encouraging...but some off our fans our disgusting booing smalley especially and giving him stick not being funny but beano isn't scoring either. The whole team have made mistakes. How can they play with confidence with fans like us giving stick each week a bit of loyalty wouldn't go a miss. I've watched oxford for over 20 years and it's the worst I've known it in terms of our fans not getting behind our players and management. Your a very small majority on here giving your opinion which in all sense actually counts for nothing because I'm sure true oxford fans don't waste there time **** on here but instead spend it watching the game and getting behind the lads. When you've been watching your favourite team as long as I have you've pretty much seen it all! But you need to look at yourself as fans and people the way you constantly **** on your team we all want them to do well and I would say they've played as a team and worked hard considering the departure of wilder and frequent injuries. Now Mickeys necks on the line. Well that man has been loyal to our club for years and years!!! Give him a chance. I think we are the problem! Anyway rant over, keep being negative if you wish but your the fools if you do and when we get promoted this season you can eat your words and hopefully it may just shut you all up! Kind regards, a true Oxford supporter!!!![/p][/quote]selective memory fan - fans get on teams back because some fans are sick of the same repetition. You think loyalty breeds success? The reality is we've suffered from poor loan signings one dimensional management and a poor decision from our Chairman to put Lewis in charge. I really don't understand people who criticise the critics when we're on such a poor run of from. Perhaps you'd prefer to have Kassam back at the helm and Kemp/Atkins/Patterso n in charge? Anyway the league table doesn't lie let's see where we are at the end of the season- if we don't make it to league one it will of course be the critics fault, not the players/manager/chai rman. Blind faith isn't logic.[/p][/quote]AdFibber you really are a moronic fool !! Lets follow your line of thought if we don't make promotion. We can sack Mickey L. We can sack the entire training / coaching squad. We can sack the playing staff We can ask Ian Leneghan to leave (no idea who will replace him though... although I'm sure you have an answer to that as well) We can spend loadsa money (that we don't have) on new players and a fancy new manager Or perhaps you could apply for position of Manager, you seem to have all the answers!! Get real AdFibber, this club is being prudently run, to ensure we survive as a football club. We don't have millions to spend on players, we don't have a mega rich chairman to throw money at the club, we don't own our own ground . Right now we are a solid League 2 club challenging for promotion with limited budgets and have a mediocre but hard working set of players trying their very hardest. Accept the reality and for once, 'just for once' get behind your club and team and support cheer them in difficult times. If not please clear off up the A420 and join the other lot, because we really do not need or want people like you. !!!! your constant negativity is boring, boring, boring .......[/p][/quote]Have I said Lenagan should go or that players should be sacked? - you seem to have the answers before you've read the posts- silly response and why is it you like a handful of others on here think that fans who criticise shouldn't continue to support the club? Isn't that a bit arrogant of you? My view differs from yours but I don't preach who should attend games. adlibber
  • Score: 0

3:07pm Wed 12 Mar 14

adlibber says...

Doctor69 wrote:
Coyyellows wrote:
You call your posts a debate ? There's no debate about it , all you do is type away on here giving abuse to the chairman manager and players where's the debate in that ? Are you bitter you didn't make it or something .
Ok we'll you carry on banging on with your negativity , I'm sure it will be great for everyone , I bet your the best at your job ? Or is there someone who maybe just a little bit better than you in the country ?
Trouble is, you have ignored the main points of adibblers post. As he correctly points out, We have won 2 from 10, have taken 11 points from a possible 30 since lewis has been in charge, and 2 from the last 15 available. We have taken 1 point from 6 in 2 home games. Hardly anything to get excited about is it?

We are rubbish, we play in an awful league. The home gates are dropping as a result.

I admire you for being optimistic, but, if you take of the rose tinted glasses you will see that all these people are in fact correct. We will not go up this season automatically. We may manage a play off place, but only because the teams below us are not taking advantage of our slip ups.

Our current form is probably worse than relegation fodder. Does that excite you? It depresses me!

No doubt you will come back with some abuse, as you don't seem capable of debating a point of view.
Good logical post Doc I really don't get the blind faithers who make excuses for so many poor performances. I honestly can't see us hanging on to a play off spot on current form and I agree with you this is such a poor league that any team in top 10 stringing a winning run together could go up automatically and as much as I hope we'd be one of those teams I really can't see it happening which is depressing...again!
[quote][p][bold]Doctor69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: You call your posts a debate ? There's no debate about it , all you do is type away on here giving abuse to the chairman manager and players where's the debate in that ? Are you bitter you didn't make it or something . Ok we'll you carry on banging on with your negativity , I'm sure it will be great for everyone , I bet your the best at your job ? Or is there someone who maybe just a little bit better than you in the country ?[/p][/quote]Trouble is, you have ignored the main points of adibblers post. As he correctly points out, We have won 2 from 10, have taken 11 points from a possible 30 since lewis has been in charge, and 2 from the last 15 available. We have taken 1 point from 6 in 2 home games. Hardly anything to get excited about is it? We are rubbish, we play in an awful league. The home gates are dropping as a result. I admire you for being optimistic, but, if you take of the rose tinted glasses you will see that all these people are in fact correct. We will not go up this season automatically. We may manage a play off place, but only because the teams below us are not taking advantage of our slip ups. Our current form is probably worse than relegation fodder. Does that excite you? It depresses me! No doubt you will come back with some abuse, as you don't seem capable of debating a point of view.[/p][/quote]Good logical post Doc I really don't get the blind faithers who make excuses for so many poor performances. I honestly can't see us hanging on to a play off spot on current form and I agree with you this is such a poor league that any team in top 10 stringing a winning run together could go up automatically and as much as I hope we'd be one of those teams I really can't see it happening which is depressing...again! adlibber
  • Score: 3

8:29pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Richard Wickson says...

Shocking performance, awful result. We really look what we presently are, a team full of Conference standard players who cannot play passing football. Hit and hope at very best! Why oh why does he pick a man who pretends to be a footballer, I know you could pick any one of last nights team but I refer to Dean Smalley, not even conference standard, just not a footballer in any possible sense of the word, he really must be dropped now.Chesterfield always was a daunting prospect now it's just become a frightening one. A couple of teams outside the play offs are making a move and as I suggested last week we will soon be outside the play offs, we are looking a poor side. No midfield last night and no hope, that's exactly how I saw it, we looked better defensively with Bevans and Long in the team than we did with our (supposed) 1st choice defense in the last couple of games, Wright is presently a shadow of his former self and even Clarke looks decidedly dodgy at the moment. Worrying times indeed and even at my most optimistic I can't see a new Manager rescuing our season. Though I still think the Chairman has to act now to give the new manager time to assess just which one or two of the current squad he's prepared to work with next season, and I am not joking, I really can't see any decent manager worth his salt wanting to keep any of the present 1st eleven and he won't want to keep Lewis or Meville if he's to do a decent job. A total change is what's needed and I don't think this Division will be as easy to compete in next season as it has this season, we are just making it look much harder than it is. Just look at Northampton this season compared to last, so near to promotion and now looking destined for the Conference, who says things can't get worse! It can but hopefully won't with major changes, they are needed now!
Shocking performance, awful result. We really look what we presently are, a team full of Conference standard players who cannot play passing football. Hit and hope at very best! Why oh why does he pick a man who pretends to be a footballer, I know you could pick any one of last nights team but I refer to Dean Smalley, not even conference standard, just not a footballer in any possible sense of the word, he really must be dropped now.Chesterfield always was a daunting prospect now it's just become a frightening one. A couple of teams outside the play offs are making a move and as I suggested last week we will soon be outside the play offs, we are looking a poor side. No midfield last night and no hope, that's exactly how I saw it, we looked better defensively with Bevans and Long in the team than we did with our (supposed) 1st choice defense in the last couple of games, Wright is presently a shadow of his former self and even Clarke looks decidedly dodgy at the moment. Worrying times indeed and even at my most optimistic I can't see a new Manager rescuing our season. Though I still think the Chairman has to act now to give the new manager time to assess just which one or two of the current squad he's prepared to work with next season, and I am not joking, I really can't see any decent manager worth his salt wanting to keep any of the present 1st eleven and he won't want to keep Lewis or Meville if he's to do a decent job. A total change is what's needed and I don't think this Division will be as easy to compete in next season as it has this season, we are just making it look much harder than it is. Just look at Northampton this season compared to last, so near to promotion and now looking destined for the Conference, who says things can't get worse! It can but hopefully won't with major changes, they are needed now! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 2

9:07pm Wed 12 Mar 14

learned says...

The person who must be blamed at the present time is Lenegan.
It s now 6/7 weeks since Wilder left and no sign of a replacement.
Keeping Lewis on is his idea of a cheap option and hasn't worked.
He is now as clueless as Wilder was and some team selections have been awful ie Rochdale and the continued selection of Smalley- what does he see in him ! He s not a striker !!
Lenegan's delay in not getting a new manager in will cost us dearly and I fear a play off place with Plymouth in good form and catching us up.
Finally the 6/7 week delay . It could only happen at Oxford United !!
The person who must be blamed at the present time is Lenegan. It s now 6/7 weeks since Wilder left and no sign of a replacement. Keeping Lewis on is his idea of a cheap option and hasn't worked. He is now as clueless as Wilder was and some team selections have been awful ie Rochdale and the continued selection of Smalley- what does he see in him ! He s not a striker !! Lenegan's delay in not getting a new manager in will cost us dearly and I fear a play off place with Plymouth in good form and catching us up. Finally the 6/7 week delay . It could only happen at Oxford United !! learned
  • Score: -1

9:22pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bumble08 says...

Simple, is there 5 better squads in the league? Answer not by a long way... We may have had a major cull in the summer but our squad is still far to good to be where it is! Why has beano stopped scoring, hold on beano scores when two from potter, rig or Williams are playing. We need to have the option of running the defence in behind as well as having the ball to feet. All our main strikers like to play with back to goal. Why do we have to change the team every week? Waste of a season yet again, another season where our very good squad has massivly under performed. Fed up! Sort it out now IL as we deserve better!
Simple, is there 5 better squads in the league? Answer not by a long way... We may have had a major cull in the summer but our squad is still far to good to be where it is! Why has beano stopped scoring, hold on beano scores when two from potter, rig or Williams are playing. We need to have the option of running the defence in behind as well as having the ball to feet. All our main strikers like to play with back to goal. Why do we have to change the team every week? Waste of a season yet again, another season where our very good squad has massivly under performed. Fed up! Sort it out now IL as we deserve better! Bumble08
  • Score: 4

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