Update: Call for U's fans to unite after Kassam sale talks

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THE chairman of Oxford United’s supporters group has urged U’s fans to unite following the news that London Welsh are looking into buying the Kassam Stadium.

Mark Sennett said: “This is a call to arms for Oxford United fans so I would urge them to join us and get their voice heard.”

He added he wanted U's fans to oppose the move. 

London Welsh moved to Oxford last summer and it has now emerged they are holding talks with the stadium’s owner Firoz Kassam.

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12:55pm Fri 4 Jan 13

saddletramp says...

What does this unelected spokesman for the fans intend we do,
Boycott games?
Make your voices heard to who? LW,IL,Kassaam?we dont own the stadium,we have first option but havent got the cash,so Kassaam can sell to LW if he wants.
He wanted £12mill with just Oxford paying rent,he will want a lot more now.
Negotiating and buying are 2 different things,dont expect any sale in the near future.
What does this unelected spokesman for the fans intend we do, Boycott games? Make your voices heard to who? LW,IL,Kassaam?we dont own the stadium,we have first option but havent got the cash,so Kassaam can sell to LW if he wants. He wanted £12mill with just Oxford paying rent,he will want a lot more now. Negotiating and buying are 2 different things,dont expect any sale in the near future. saddletramp
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1:30pm Fri 4 Jan 13

neverett says...

Mark is the ELECTED Chairman of the largest (only) official supporters' group for OUFC.

If you feel you or someone else would be more representative, please feel free to join up and stand for election next AGM!
Mark is the ELECTED Chairman of the largest (only) official supporters' group for OUFC. If you feel you or someone else would be more representative, please feel free to join up and stand for election next AGM! neverett
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2:37pm Fri 4 Jan 13

dorsetyellows says...

Successful business people play life in disguise . My point is who do we now trust as a oxford fan with the clubs future . As it looks from the outside the club cannot afford the ground , Kassam would like us to buy it from him and then theres London welsh with bags of ambition, how long will he wait before he sells . And then there's our chairman , who should be the driving force behind our club . As a life long supporter I only have the football clubs interest at heart and now strongly believe we need to look at a plan b as the Kassam stadium is not ours and not likely to be without serious investment and to own together with a rugby club would in my view be difficult to manage on and off the field. Feel powerless as a supporter so what does our chairman exactly want us to do ? How much would it cost to build a 12,000 seater football ground on the outskirts of oxford, I am a carpenter joiner and brother inlaws a electrician we can offer our services for free , if the club can get planning !!!!!!
Successful business people play life in disguise . My point is who do we now trust as a oxford fan with the clubs future . As it looks from the outside the club cannot afford the ground , Kassam would like us to buy it from him and then theres London welsh with bags of ambition, how long will he wait before he sells . And then there's our chairman , who should be the driving force behind our club . As a life long supporter I only have the football clubs interest at heart and now strongly believe we need to look at a plan b as the Kassam stadium is not ours and not likely to be without serious investment and to own together with a rugby club would in my view be difficult to manage on and off the field. Feel powerless as a supporter so what does our chairman exactly want us to do ? How much would it cost to build a 12,000 seater football ground on the outskirts of oxford, I am a carpenter joiner and brother inlaws a electrician we can offer our services for free , if the club can get planning !!!!!! dorsetyellows
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3:12pm Fri 4 Jan 13

adlibber says...

Kassam will sell to the highest bidder... He has no affiliation with the club other than its stepping stone to a profit. We may be in trouble.
Kassam will sell to the highest bidder... He has no affiliation with the club other than its stepping stone to a profit. We may be in trouble. adlibber
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5:23pm Fri 4 Jan 13

hawkeye1 says...

Wouldn't it be great if we could get that K-****-AM name off of the building,
I still think he is a jinx to our club and his name, maybe our luck will change in 2013, it is about time we had some good luck.
Wouldn't it be great if we could get that K-****-AM name off of the building, I still think he is a jinx to our club and his name, maybe our luck will change in 2013, it is about time we had some good luck. hawkeye1
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5:41pm Fri 4 Jan 13

caz1111 says...

OUFC have had years to get it sorted, London Welsh have 1/2 season & are starting talks. I'm a rugby fan & loving having local rugby but would like to see a better way of sharing but something needs to be done to end Kassam draining the money out of sport. All this time FC fans have been lining his pockets. Also ownership could allow improvements in the pitch for the benefit of OUFC
OUFC have had years to get it sorted, London Welsh have 1/2 season & are starting talks. I'm a rugby fan & loving having local rugby but would like to see a better way of sharing but something needs to be done to end Kassam draining the money out of sport. All this time FC fans have been lining his pockets. Also ownership could allow improvements in the pitch for the benefit of OUFC caz1111
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