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Oxford United to abolish booking fees and matchday ticket prices for next season

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3:21pm Thursday 16th July 2015

Oxford United are removing all booking fees and matchday ticket price increases for next season.

Max Crocombe helps New Zealand Under 23s into final

Oxford Mail: Oxford United keeper Max Crocombe is playing for New Zealand in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey

10:27am Friday 10th July 2015

OXFORD United goalkeeper Max Crocombe kept another clean sheet as New Zealand Under 23s secured a berth in the Olympic qualifying final with a 2-0 win over Vanuatu

HORSE RACING: Victoria Pendleton debut delights trainer Lawney Hill

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Saturday 4th July 2015

LAWNEY Hill was delighted with Victoria Pendleton’s debut as a jockey at Newbury on Thursday night, writes MARK EDWARDS.

Oxford United's 'home' pre-season friendly against Coventry City to be played at Nuneaton

Oxford Mail:

4:30pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Oxford United’s pre-season friendly against Coventry City will now take place at Nuneaton Town on Saturday 1st August (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Wantage Town and Didcot Town to clash in FA Cup

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11:31am Friday 3rd July 2015

Local rivals Wantage Town and Didcot Town have been drawn together in this season’s Emirates FA Cup.

RACING: Victoria Pendleton excited ahead of first competitive action

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 2nd July 2015

VICTORIA Pendleton admits she is struggling to contain her excitement ahead of her first public appearance in a horse racing saddle.

Oxford United chief executive expects a further 'one, maybe two' new faces

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Monday 15th June 2015

MARK Ashton expects Oxford United to make at least one, maybe two more new signings.

CRICKET: Cumnor teenagers take centre stage in Village Cup win

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 15th June 2015

TEENAGERS Max Mannering and Harry Ackland led Cumnor to the national stages of the Davidstow Village Cup with a five-wicket win over Great & Little Tew.

Sam Slocombe eyes No 1 jersey after sealing Oxford United switch

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 12th June 2015

Sam Slocombe intends to do all he can to ensure he starts next season as Oxford United’s No 1.

The secret of Oxford United's former groundsman: his lawn is artificial grass

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 6th June 2015

HE spent years telling people to get off his grass but now Mick Moore does not need to worry.

Oxford United season ticket sales pass 2,000 mark

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8:30am Friday 5th June 2015

Oxford United have gone through the 2,000 barrier for season ticket sales, writes MARK EDWARDS.

FOOTBALL: Graham Scott promoted to Premier League's select group of referees

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 4th June 2015

Graham Scott has reaped the reward for years of hard work after being promoted to the Premier League’s select group of referees.

FOOTBALL: Mike Ford appointed new Banbury United manager

Oxford Mail:

11:47am Friday 22nd May 2015

Banbury United have appointed former Oxford City boss Mike Ford as their new manager.

Oxford United's season ticket sales go past 1,000 mark

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 15th May 2015

Oxford United have sold more than 1,000 season tickets in just nine days.

Jake Wright signs new two-year deal with Oxford United to head retained list

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 11th May 2015

Skipper agrees new deal as U's reveal retained list

FOOTBALL: Didcot Town's Jamie Heapy is the 'Ultimate Servant'

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 9th May 2015

Didcot Town legend Jamie Heapy is the ‘ultimate professional in the non-league game’.

Kassam Stadium pitch chief apologises for "freak incident" which held up Oxford United game

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

THE company responsible for maintaining the Kassam Stadium playing surface have apologised for the “freak incident”

CRICKET: Jack Brooks hailed after superb start to season

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 15th April 2015

FORMER Oxfordshire seamer Jack Brooks was hailed by both coaches after helping Yorkshire to a ten-wicket win over Worcestershire in their County Championship Division 1 game yesterday.

ROWING: Superb Oxford bask in Boat Race double delight

Oxford Mail:

7:20am Monday 13th April 2015

OXFORD dominated the Thames at the weekend, with victories in both Boat Races.

Jamie Ashdown hoping to make his mark in final five games of the season

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Monday 13th April 2015

JAMIE Ashdown will use the final five games of this season to show Oxford United that he deserves to remain at the club longer.

Andy Whing delighted to be back in the action for Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Monday 13th April 2015

ANDY Whing admitted he was nervous before his return to the Oxford United line-up on Saturday, but was delighted to be back in the action, writes MARK EDWARDS.

Michael Appleton to shuffle his Oxford United pack

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 13th April 2015

MICHAEL Appleton will use the final four games of the season to look at more of his fringe players, but is demanding Oxford United end the season on a high, writes MARK EDWARDS.

CRICKET: Kevin Pietersen hits 170 in The Parks

Oxford Mail:

3:39pm Sunday 12th April 2015

Kevin Pietersen treated spectators to a batting masterclass in The Parks today.

AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford Utd 0

5:12pm Saturday 11th April 2015

Oxford United added to their points tally with a goalless draw at AFC Wimbledon today.

Live All the action from AFC Wimbledon v Oxford United

1:44pm Saturday 11th April 2015

All the action from today's League Two clash

Oxford United chief Ashton calls for fans to come in great numbers

9:00am Saturday 28th March 2015

Chief executive Mark Ashton has called on supporters to ‘pack the Kassam’ for Oxford United’s next two crunch Sky Bet League Two clashes.

Oxford United leave it late on whether O'Dowda starts against Carlisle

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 28th March 2015

Michael Appleton will make a late call on his line-up, with a decision to be made on whether Callum O’Dowda is fit to start the crunch home clash with Carlisle United this afternoon.

New signing Kyle Vassell keen to give Oxford United a boost

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 27th March 2015

KYLE Vassell is hoping to end the season with a bang – by scoring goals and firing Oxford United to safety.

It's time the Oxford United strikers delivered, says Michael Appleton

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 27th March 2015

MICHAEL Appleton knows it is the issue that has dogged Oxford United all season.

Jake Wright urges Oxford United players to display mental strength

Oxford Mail:

1:30pm Friday 27th March 2015

SKIPPER Jake Wright has urged Oxford United’s players to ‘man up’ and block out any negativity at the Kassam Stadium tomorrow, writes MARK EDWARDS.

Michael Appleton expects Carlisle to try and exploit home woes

Oxford Mail:

1:30pm Friday 27th March 2015

MICHAEL Appleton believes Carlisle United will come to the Kassam Stadium confident of adding to Oxford United’s home woes.

Michael Appleton on the up in manager listings

Oxford Mail:

7:20am Friday 27th March 2015

INCREDIBLY, Michael Appleton is now exactly halfway on the list of long-serving Football League managers.

Oxford United give backing to footgolf

Oxford Mail:

6:20am Friday 27th March 2015

OXFORD United fans are being encouraged to try something a little different with the launch of a footgolf course.

ROWING: Oxford University favourites to land Boat Race hat-trick, despite having lighter crew

Oxford Mail:

5:10pm Thursday 19th March 2015

OXFORD University are strong favourites to win next month’s BNY Mellon Boat Race – despite weighing in much lighter than their rivals.

Michael Appleton puts faith in Patrick Hoban despite striker's lack of goals

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Monday 16th March 2015

MICHAEL Appleton says nobody is putting Patrick Hoban under more pressure to break his Oxford United duck than the striker himself, writes MARK EDWARDS.

Jake Wright happy as Oxford United defence continues to impress

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Monday 16th March 2015

JAKE Wright says the Oxford United back line are happy with their contribution in recent games, and are determined not to let standards drop, writes MARK EDWARDS.

London Welsh keep quiet on Justin Burnell axe rumours

Oxford Mail: Justin Burnell

7:00am Monday 16th March 2015

THE future of London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell is on the line, according to reports.

Joe Skarz leads criticism of shocking Oxford United pitch

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Monday 16th March 2015

JOE Skarz thinks even Barcelona would be unable to play attractive football at the Kassam Stadium as the shocking pitch came in for major criticism after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Plymouth Argyle.

Oxford Utd 0, Plymouth Argyle 0

5:04pm Saturday 14th March 2015

Oxford United stretched their unbeaten run to five matches after a hard-fought 0-0 draw at home to Plymouth Argyle this afternoon.

Live Oxford United v Plymouth Argyle live updates

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1:44pm Saturday 14th March 2015

All the action as Oxford take on Plymouth

Max Crocombe joins Nuneaton on loan

Oxford Mail: Oxford United keeper Max Crocombe is playing for New Zealand in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey

5:24pm Friday 20th February 2015

Max Crocombe has joined Nuneaton Town on loan.

CRICKET: Samantha Moore relishing opportunity to lead Oxfordshire women

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 12th February 2015

Samantha Moore can’t wait to get stuck in after being named as Oxfordshire women’s captain.

Sky Sports presenter David Jones confirmed as non-executive director at Oxford United

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12:20pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

Sky Sports football presenter David Jones has, as expected, been confirmed as a non-executive director at Oxford United.

Jim Smith leads tributes to Oxford United's 'Gentleman Jim'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 5th February 2015

JIM Smith reflected on a ‘great bloke and Oxford United nut’ after hearing the news that former U’s secretary Jim Hunt died this week.

Former Oxford United secretary Jim Hunt dies at 91

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10:42am Wednesday 4th February 2015

Former Oxford United club secretary Jim Hunt has died at the age 91.

Alfie Potter desperate to get smile back after moving from Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 29th January 2015

ALFIE Potter says he will always have great memories from his time at Oxford United.

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell and Joe Pepperell have day to savour

Oxford Mail: Eddie Pepperell salutes the crowd at Malmo this weekend

8:00am Saturday 24th January 2015

The Pepperell family had a day to remember yesterday, writes MARK EDWARDS.

Ex-Oxford United chief Kelvin Thomas on why he answered Torquay United's call

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 22nd January 2015

KELVIN Thomas is hoping his experience as Oxford United chairman can help Torquay United regain their place in the Football League.

Former Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas to assist Torquay United

Oxford Mail: Kelvin Thomas

3:43pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

FORMER Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas is back in football - with Conference side Torquay United.

ATHLETICS: Hannah England confident her best is yet to come

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 14th January 2015

HANNAH England believes her experience in major competitions can ensure she continues to get better and better on the world stage.

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