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Oxford United pair nominated for monthly awards

Chris Wilder has been nominated for npower League Two's manager of the month award for October.

It could be a double celebration for Oxford United when the winners are named on Friday, with Tom Craddock in the running for player of the month.

Wilder made the shortlist after guiding the U's to ten points in October, which included a 5-0 thrashing of Accrington Stanley and a 3-1 win away to Wycombe Wanderers.

It is the second nomination in three months for the United manager, who was included in August's three-man shortlist. He is up against Gillingham's Martin Allen and Cheltenham boss Mark Yates.

Craddock hit a rich vein of form, bagging four goals against Accrington and one terrific volley at Wycombe.

The striker is up against Port Vale's Ashley Vincent and Junior Brown from Fleetwood Town.

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3:53pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Flipmode says...

Amazing
Amazing Flipmode
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4:04pm Tue 13 Nov 12

oldun says...

What - were there 24 nominations?
Our results were average (at best in October)
What - were there 24 nominations? Our results were average (at best in October) oldun
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4:08pm Tue 13 Nov 12

oldun says...

3 wins out of six league matches - one of those against freefalling Wycombe . Two defeats - he won't win it
3 wins out of six league matches - one of those against freefalling Wycombe . Two defeats - he won't win it oldun
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4:14pm Tue 13 Nov 12

oldun says...

Nominee Yates - 4 wins 1 draw 1 defeat must get it over CW - bet they don't give it to the other nominee Martin Allen - as they like to share it around
Nominee Yates - 4 wins 1 draw 1 defeat must get it over CW - bet they don't give it to the other nominee Martin Allen - as they like to share it around oldun
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4:41pm Tue 13 Nov 12

marathon2012 says...

Christ they need to go to specsavers that will make it even harder to change the manager if he wins this award.
Christ they need to go to specsavers that will make it even harder to change the manager if he wins this award. marathon2012
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4:55pm Tue 13 Nov 12

hokuspokus says...

oldun wrote:
Nominee Yates - 4 wins 1 draw 1 defeat must get it over CW - bet they don't give it to the other nominee Martin Allen - as they like to share it around
"Chris Wilder has been nominated for npower League Two's manager of the month award for October. It is the second nomination in three months for the United manager, who was included in August's three-man shortlist."

In other words, September and November aside, on results alone he must be one of the best managers in this league.....
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: Nominee Yates - 4 wins 1 draw 1 defeat must get it over CW - bet they don't give it to the other nominee Martin Allen - as they like to share it around[/p][/quote]"Chris Wilder has been nominated for npower League Two's manager of the month award for October. It is the second nomination in three months for the United manager, who was included in August's three-man shortlist." In other words, September and November aside, on results alone he must be one of the best managers in this league..... hokuspokus
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5:50pm Tue 13 Nov 12

oldun says...

17th place - win needed on Sat
17th place - win needed on Sat oldun
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6:17pm Tue 13 Nov 12

jbowling says...

Ha ha .... you couldn't make it up !

By the way Wimbledon appointed Neil Ardley a few weeks ago thanks to the input of Dave Bassett.

Wimbledon sit below us in the league but have just beaten York twice and, like oldun, I will donate £100 to charity if they don't finish above us in the league. If we stick with Wilder they will probably be above us by Christmas.

If you or your team have any semblance of ability you will do well in this league. WE WON'T
Ha ha .... you couldn't make it up ! By the way Wimbledon appointed Neil Ardley a few weeks ago thanks to the input of Dave Bassett. Wimbledon sit below us in the league but have just beaten York twice and, like oldun, I will donate £100 to charity if they don't finish above us in the league. If we stick with Wilder they will probably be above us by Christmas. If you or your team have any semblance of ability you will do well in this league. WE WON'T jbowling
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6:21pm Tue 13 Nov 12

oldun says...

£100 to registered charity if we go up (please!) - £25 to that charity if we lose in play offs. I still await the name of the charity - hope to be paying out - but sadly I expect not to be doing so
£100 to registered charity if we go up (please!) - £25 to that charity if we lose in play offs. I still await the name of the charity - hope to be paying out - but sadly I expect not to be doing so oldun
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6:49pm Tue 13 Nov 12

jbowling says...

Last season the top three clubs lost 8,11 & 12 games after 46 games.

We have lost 9 after 17. So a max of 3 only 3 more defeats from the next 29 !

Promotion my arrse.

Your money's safe oldun
Last season the top three clubs lost 8,11 & 12 games after 46 games. We have lost 9 after 17. So a max of 3 only 3 more defeats from the next 29 ! Promotion my arrse. Your money's safe oldun jbowling
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6:57pm Tue 13 Nov 12

oldun says...

And some guy (he is keeping quiet) offered to bet against me - to let him off I said I would donate to charity of his choice. Must look and see who it was . We had great turnarounds in both 1980-81 and 1995-96 - get on with it very very soon
And some guy (he is keeping quiet) offered to bet against me - to let him off I said I would donate to charity of his choice. Must look and see who it was . We had great turnarounds in both 1980-81 and 1995-96 - get on with it very very soon oldun
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6:59pm Tue 13 Nov 12

oldun says...

winger whitley says...
2:05pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Well I'll have a level tenner with the old boy that my optimistic prediction will be more accurate the you're we're all doomed scenario. Exchange the money at a pub of your choice.
winger whitley says... 2:05pm Sun 11 Nov 12 Well I'll have a level tenner with the old boy that my optimistic prediction will be more accurate the you're we're all doomed scenario. Exchange the money at a pub of your choice. oldun
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7:00pm Tue 13 Nov 12

oldun says...

"winger whitley" Name that REGISTERED charity . I will also give you £10 if we go up - even via the lottery of the play offs
"winger whitley" Name that REGISTERED charity . I will also give you £10 if we go up - even via the lottery of the play offs oldun
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8:55pm Tue 13 Nov 12

winger whitley says...

I'll stick with my £10 bet with you old boy. But you haven't read the small print, I said my optimistic prediction would be more accurate than your doom laden one. I await your prediction. By the way, I hope you're not turning into some deranged stalker. Dragging me into your puerile little arguments!!!
Keep blogging, its more fun than the football at the moment.
I'll stick with my £10 bet with you old boy. But you haven't read the small print, I said my optimistic prediction would be more accurate than your doom laden one. I await your prediction. By the way, I hope you're not turning into some deranged stalker. Dragging me into your puerile little arguments!!! Keep blogging, its more fun than the football at the moment. winger whitley
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9:57pm Tue 13 Nov 12

oldun says...

Is that your best shot? If United go up this season I will (A) give you £10 and (B) _ in the absence of your making a suggestion - give £100 to Cancer Research (happy to give it via you) . If United rise more than nine places and make the play offs (but lose) I will give £25 to Cancer Research. Should United end in the top seven, ensure that you let me know your address. Sorry you won't get the pleasure of meeting me in 'a local hostelry' . No point coming up with a 'witty' remark , I won't rise to the 'tasty' bait .
Is that your best shot? If United go up this season I will (A) give you £10 and (B) _ in the absence of your making a suggestion - give £100 to Cancer Research (happy to give it via you) . If United rise more than nine places and make the play offs (but lose) I will give £25 to Cancer Research. Should United end in the top seven, ensure that you let me know your address. Sorry you won't get the pleasure of meeting me in 'a local hostelry' . No point coming up with a 'witty' remark , I won't rise to the 'tasty' bait . oldun
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8:56am Wed 14 Nov 12

A Scroat says...

marathon2012 wrote:
Christ they need to go to specsavers that will make it even harder to change the manager if he wins this award.
Absolutely right. This must be a joke.
[quote][p][bold]marathon2012[/bold] wrote: Christ they need to go to specsavers that will make it even harder to change the manager if he wins this award.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right. This must be a joke. A Scroat
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10:26am Wed 14 Nov 12

The Wolf says...

SUPPORTERS!!! YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH!!!!!

Wilder has done a great job turning our fortunes around (there is more to come), particularly with all the sniping from our so called supporters, who show Zero support for the club, its management or players!!!!

Some people need to have a look at themselves before criticising others!
SUPPORTERS!!! YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH!!!!! Wilder has done a great job turning our fortunes around (there is more to come), particularly with all the sniping from our so called supporters, who show Zero support for the club, its management or players!!!! Some people need to have a look at themselves before criticising others! The Wolf
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11:32am Wed 14 Nov 12

oldun says...

The Wolf wrote:
SUPPORTERS!!! YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH!!!!!

Wilder has done a great job turning our fortunes around (there is more to come), particularly with all the sniping from our so called supporters, who show Zero support for the club, its management or players!!!!

Some people need to have a look at themselves before criticising others!
17th place - great job?
last half of last season- great job?
first season back in league - great job?
3rd in conference - great job? we came 2nd in our first season in conference - turned round our fortunes?
coyy - we will be her long after CW (I hope)
[quote][p][bold]The Wolf[/bold] wrote: SUPPORTERS!!! YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH!!!!! Wilder has done a great job turning our fortunes around (there is more to come), particularly with all the sniping from our so called supporters, who show Zero support for the club, its management or players!!!! Some people need to have a look at themselves before criticising others![/p][/quote]17th place - great job? last half of last season- great job? first season back in league - great job? 3rd in conference - great job? we came 2nd in our first season in conference - turned round our fortunes? coyy - we will be her long after CW (I hope) oldun
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1:20pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Doctor69 says...

The Wolf wrote:
SUPPORTERS!!! YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH!!!!!

Wilder has done a great job turning our fortunes around (there is more to come), particularly with all the sniping from our so called supporters, who show Zero support for the club, its management or players!!!!

Some people need to have a look at themselves before criticising others!
CW has done a decent enough job, and got us back in the football league (just about...remember that big points lead we threw away?)....but it looks like his days are numbered. The second half of last season, and the start of this season are relegation form without a shadow of a doubt.
[quote][p][bold]The Wolf[/bold] wrote: SUPPORTERS!!! YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH!!!!! Wilder has done a great job turning our fortunes around (there is more to come), particularly with all the sniping from our so called supporters, who show Zero support for the club, its management or players!!!! Some people need to have a look at themselves before criticising others![/p][/quote]CW has done a decent enough job, and got us back in the football league (just about...remember that big points lead we threw away?)....but it looks like his days are numbered. The second half of last season, and the start of this season are relegation form without a shadow of a doubt. Doctor69
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2:03pm Wed 14 Nov 12

The Wolf says...

oldun wrote:
The Wolf wrote: SUPPORTERS!!! YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH!!!!! Wilder has done a great job turning our fortunes around (there is more to come), particularly with all the sniping from our so called supporters, who show Zero support for the club, its management or players!!!! Some people need to have a look at themselves before criticising others!
17th place - great job? last half of last season- great job? first season back in league - great job? 3rd in conference - great job? we came 2nd in our first season in conference - turned round our fortunes? coyy - we will be her long after CW (I hope)
17th place - great job?
SEASON NOT OVER YET
last half of last season- great job?
DID YOU NOTICE THE PLAYERS WE HAD OUT INJURED?
first season back in league - great job?
AGREE, FIRST SEASON BACK WAS A GREAT JOB.
3rd in conference - great job? we came 2nd in our first season in conference - turned round our fortunes?
WE WERE PROMOTED, OR DID I DREAM THAT TRIP TO WEMBLEY?
coyy - we will be her long after CW (I hope)”
YES WE WILL BE HERE LONG AFTER WILDER, BUT WHILST HE IS HERE HE SHOULD RECEIVE OUR HELP AND SUPPORT. HE HAS ALREADY PROVED HIMSELF A BETTER MANAGER THAN OUR LAST 10+ MANAGERS, SO WHATS TO SAY HE IS NOT ALREADY BETTER THAN THE NEXT 10?

It seems many of our 'supporters' play Football manager and do well, so think they can run a football team better than the Chris Wilder.....well I have news for you it is not that easy and you can't switch off without saving after a defeat and start again in the real world.

I hope Chris wins this award and is judged by people in the game who know what they are talking about not a load of keyboard warriors!!

Good luck Chris!
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Wolf[/bold] wrote: SUPPORTERS!!! YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH!!!!! Wilder has done a great job turning our fortunes around (there is more to come), particularly with all the sniping from our so called supporters, who show Zero support for the club, its management or players!!!! Some people need to have a look at themselves before criticising others![/p][/quote]17th place - great job? last half of last season- great job? first season back in league - great job? 3rd in conference - great job? we came 2nd in our first season in conference - turned round our fortunes? coyy - we will be her long after CW (I hope)[/p][/quote]17th place - great job? SEASON NOT OVER YET last half of last season- great job? DID YOU NOTICE THE PLAYERS WE HAD OUT INJURED? first season back in league - great job? AGREE, FIRST SEASON BACK WAS A GREAT JOB. 3rd in conference - great job? we came 2nd in our first season in conference - turned round our fortunes? WE WERE PROMOTED, OR DID I DREAM THAT TRIP TO WEMBLEY? coyy - we will be her long after CW (I hope)” YES WE WILL BE HERE LONG AFTER WILDER, BUT WHILST HE IS HERE HE SHOULD RECEIVE OUR HELP AND SUPPORT. HE HAS ALREADY PROVED HIMSELF A BETTER MANAGER THAN OUR LAST 10+ MANAGERS, SO WHATS TO SAY HE IS NOT ALREADY BETTER THAN THE NEXT 10? It seems many of our 'supporters' play Football manager and do well, so think they can run a football team better than the Chris Wilder.....well I have news for you it is not that easy and you can't switch off without saving after a defeat and start again in the real world. I hope Chris wins this award and is judged by people in the game who know what they are talking about not a load of keyboard warriors!! Good luck Chris! The Wolf
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3:24pm Wed 14 Nov 12

oldun says...

The Wolf wrote:
oldun wrote:
The Wolf wrote: SUPPORTERS!!! YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH!!!!! Wilder has done a great job turning our fortunes around (there is more to come), particularly with all the sniping from our so called supporters, who show Zero support for the club, its management or players!!!! Some people need to have a look at themselves before criticising others!
17th place - great job? last half of last season- great job? first season back in league - great job? 3rd in conference - great job? we came 2nd in our first season in conference - turned round our fortunes? coyy - we will be her long after CW (I hope)
17th place - great job?
SEASON NOT OVER YET
last half of last season- great job?
DID YOU NOTICE THE PLAYERS WE HAD OUT INJURED?
first season back in league - great job?
AGREE, FIRST SEASON BACK WAS A GREAT JOB.
3rd in conference - great job? we came 2nd in our first season in conference - turned round our fortunes?
WE WERE PROMOTED, OR DID I DREAM THAT TRIP TO WEMBLEY?
coyy - we will be her long after CW (I hope)”
YES WE WILL BE HERE LONG AFTER WILDER, BUT WHILST HE IS HERE HE SHOULD RECEIVE OUR HELP AND SUPPORT. HE HAS ALREADY PROVED HIMSELF A BETTER MANAGER THAN OUR LAST 10+ MANAGERS, SO WHATS TO SAY HE IS NOT ALREADY BETTER THAN THE NEXT 10?

It seems many of our 'supporters' play Football manager and do well, so think they can run a football team better than the Chris Wilder.....well I have news for you it is not that easy and you can't switch off without saving after a defeat and start again in the real world.

I hope Chris wins this award and is judged by people in the game who know what they are talking about not a load of keyboard warriors!!

Good luck Chris!
No we are not suggesting that we can run a team better than Mr Wilder - I struggled to run a cubs' side. we are judging him against what we expect of the manager of a professional team. He has not done at all brilliantly in 2012 - and he performed quite well at United prior to 2012. Of course you did not dream up the much appreciated Wembley trip (and victory) . Had we lost that one game then he would have been gone by now - and even you might not be bemoaning it . Mr A Campbell and Mr S Warne could take lessons from you in spin - amazing 'turn' . We are 17th - if we fail to make the third tier at the end of the season and he is still here then he will have failed . Where will we be on Sunday (much higher than 17th?)
[quote][p][bold]The Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Wolf[/bold] wrote: SUPPORTERS!!! YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH!!!!! Wilder has done a great job turning our fortunes around (there is more to come), particularly with all the sniping from our so called supporters, who show Zero support for the club, its management or players!!!! Some people need to have a look at themselves before criticising others![/p][/quote]17th place - great job? last half of last season- great job? first season back in league - great job? 3rd in conference - great job? we came 2nd in our first season in conference - turned round our fortunes? coyy - we will be her long after CW (I hope)[/p][/quote]17th place - great job? SEASON NOT OVER YET last half of last season- great job? DID YOU NOTICE THE PLAYERS WE HAD OUT INJURED? first season back in league - great job? AGREE, FIRST SEASON BACK WAS A GREAT JOB. 3rd in conference - great job? we came 2nd in our first season in conference - turned round our fortunes? WE WERE PROMOTED, OR DID I DREAM THAT TRIP TO WEMBLEY? coyy - we will be her long after CW (I hope)” YES WE WILL BE HERE LONG AFTER WILDER, BUT WHILST HE IS HERE HE SHOULD RECEIVE OUR HELP AND SUPPORT. HE HAS ALREADY PROVED HIMSELF A BETTER MANAGER THAN OUR LAST 10+ MANAGERS, SO WHATS TO SAY HE IS NOT ALREADY BETTER THAN THE NEXT 10? It seems many of our 'supporters' play Football manager and do well, so think they can run a football team better than the Chris Wilder.....well I have news for you it is not that easy and you can't switch off without saving after a defeat and start again in the real world. I hope Chris wins this award and is judged by people in the game who know what they are talking about not a load of keyboard warriors!! Good luck Chris![/p][/quote]No we are not suggesting that we can run a team better than Mr Wilder - I struggled to run a cubs' side. we are judging him against what we expect of the manager of a professional team. He has not done at all brilliantly in 2012 - and he performed quite well at United prior to 2012. Of course you did not dream up the much appreciated Wembley trip (and victory) . Had we lost that one game then he would have been gone by now - and even you might not be bemoaning it . Mr A Campbell and Mr S Warne could take lessons from you in spin - amazing 'turn' . We are 17th - if we fail to make the third tier at the end of the season and he is still here then he will have failed . Where will we be on Sunday (much higher than 17th?) oldun
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5:05pm Wed 14 Nov 12

jbowling says...

The views of the Wolf are shared by most fans under twenty years old - and he will be under twenty trust me.

We beat York at Wembley and where are they now - above us like nearly everyone else.

We simply have not progressed - face the facts you numpty
The views of the Wolf are shared by most fans under twenty years old - and he will be under twenty trust me. We beat York at Wembley and where are they now - above us like nearly everyone else. We simply have not progressed - face the facts you numpty jbowling
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5:48pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Genuine Local says...

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a Genuine Local
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6:31pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Genuine Local says...

Quite frankly I am utterly amazed that all of these posters except for the Wolf, call themselves Oxford United fans. I have been reading the comments from the main protagonists for many weeks, yet have held my tongue! I have never known so much moaning, criticism, venom and bitterness shown to the clubs manager, owner and players as what has been posted on here recently.

Where is your support, where is your backing of the club? Following the bad run we had in September, Wilder has been nominated for manager of the month for October, and what's wrong with that? The award is NOT BASED on what happenend in August, neither is it based on what happenend in September or for November so far. What it is BASED on are the results in October and they are:

League Two
Wycombe 1-3 Oxford Utd
Rochdale 2-0 Oxford Utd
Oxford Utd 5-0 Accrington
Port Vale 3-0 Oxford Utd
Cheltenham 2-4 Oxford Utd
Oxford Utd 0-0 Gillingham
Oxford Utd 3-2 Wimbledon

That is a good return considering we faced the biggest injury crisis I have known for years in that month, and that's why he got nominated. But you moaners can't see that can you? Rather than actually see what we did in that month with so many players out, you constantly criticise and run the club down from top to bottom. You even turn a nomination for manager of the month into a bad thing? I just don't understand you.

Why not actually support the club positively?
Quite frankly I am utterly amazed that all of these posters except for the Wolf, call themselves Oxford United fans. I have been reading the comments from the main protagonists for many weeks, yet have held my tongue! I have never known so much moaning, criticism, venom and bitterness shown to the clubs manager, owner and players as what has been posted on here recently. Where is your support, where is your backing of the club? Following the bad run we had in September, Wilder has been nominated for manager of the month for October, and what's wrong with that? The award is NOT BASED on what happenend in August, neither is it based on what happenend in September or for November so far. What it is BASED on are the results in October and they are: League Two Wycombe 1-3 Oxford Utd Rochdale 2-0 Oxford Utd Oxford Utd 5-0 Accrington Port Vale 3-0 Oxford Utd Cheltenham 2-4 Oxford Utd Oxford Utd 0-0 Gillingham Oxford Utd 3-2 Wimbledon That is a good return considering we faced the biggest injury crisis I have known for years in that month, and that's why he got nominated. But you moaners can't see that can you? Rather than actually see what we did in that month with so many players out, you constantly criticise and run the club down from top to bottom. You even turn a nomination for manager of the month into a bad thing? I just don't understand you. Why not actually support the club positively? Genuine Local
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6:45pm Wed 14 Nov 12

jbowling says...

Because you have to look at the bigger picture and acknowledge the fact that the club is underperforming.

If the club does well I am happy if it doesn't I am not.

We are 17th in the lowest league please tell me what is positive about that.
Because you have to look at the bigger picture and acknowledge the fact that the club is underperforming. If the club does well I am happy if it doesn't I am not. We are 17th in the lowest league please tell me what is positive about that. jbowling
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6:53pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Genuine Local says...

jbowling wrote:
Because you have to look at the bigger picture and acknowledge the fact that the club is underperforming.

If the club does well I am happy if it doesn't I am not.

We are 17th in the lowest league please tell me what is positive about that.
Read the Oxford Mails article again. It's not talking about the season so far is it? No, it's talking about Wilder being nominated for Octobers Manager of the Month award. But you have proved my point. There are a section of fans who will turn anything into their own 'little agenda' to run the club down.
[quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: Because you have to look at the bigger picture and acknowledge the fact that the club is underperforming. If the club does well I am happy if it doesn't I am not. We are 17th in the lowest league please tell me what is positive about that.[/p][/quote]Read the Oxford Mails article again. It's not talking about the season so far is it? No, it's talking about Wilder being nominated for Octobers Manager of the Month award. But you have proved my point. There are a section of fans who will turn anything into their own 'little agenda' to run the club down. Genuine Local
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6:53pm Wed 14 Nov 12

oldun says...

Genuine Local wrote:
Quite frankly I am utterly amazed that all of these posters except for the Wolf, call themselves Oxford United fans. I have been reading the comments from the main protagonists for many weeks, yet have held my tongue! I have never known so much moaning, criticism, venom and bitterness shown to the clubs manager, owner and players as what has been posted on here recently.

Where is your support, where is your backing of the club? Following the bad run we had in September, Wilder has been nominated for manager of the month for October, and what's wrong with that? The award is NOT BASED on what happenend in August, neither is it based on what happenend in September or for November so far. What it is BASED on are the results in October and they are:

League Two
Wycombe 1-3 Oxford Utd
Rochdale 2-0 Oxford Utd
Oxford Utd 5-0 Accrington
Port Vale 3-0 Oxford Utd
Cheltenham 2-4 Oxford Utd
Oxford Utd 0-0 Gillingham
Oxford Utd 3-2 Wimbledon

That is a good return considering we faced the biggest injury crisis I have known for years in that month, and that's why he got nominated. But you moaners can't see that can you? Rather than actually see what we did in that month with so many players out, you constantly criticise and run the club down from top to bottom. You even turn a nomination for manager of the month into a bad thing? I just don't understand you.

Why not actually support the club positively?
Cheltenham game? Mickey mouse cup - but a win
Yep - 10 points out of 18 was not bad - but, manager of the month nominee? Narr. Obviously our results in Oct are all that matter with that award . Much more important to all of us - we are 17th (even having played one more at home than away) If we win on Saturday (please!!) we will not have had other than a poor 2012 (so far, yes - so far) . If Wilder takes United into the third tier next season then I will be full of praise. Three seasons in Div 4 - good enough for Arthur Turner . I hope that I am wrong but I don't expect to be giving away the £100 which I mentioned (if we go up this season) . Do you predict that United will be in the third tier next season?
[quote][p][bold]Genuine Local[/bold] wrote: Quite frankly I am utterly amazed that all of these posters except for the Wolf, call themselves Oxford United fans. I have been reading the comments from the main protagonists for many weeks, yet have held my tongue! I have never known so much moaning, criticism, venom and bitterness shown to the clubs manager, owner and players as what has been posted on here recently. Where is your support, where is your backing of the club? Following the bad run we had in September, Wilder has been nominated for manager of the month for October, and what's wrong with that? The award is NOT BASED on what happenend in August, neither is it based on what happenend in September or for November so far. What it is BASED on are the results in October and they are: League Two Wycombe 1-3 Oxford Utd Rochdale 2-0 Oxford Utd Oxford Utd 5-0 Accrington Port Vale 3-0 Oxford Utd Cheltenham 2-4 Oxford Utd Oxford Utd 0-0 Gillingham Oxford Utd 3-2 Wimbledon That is a good return considering we faced the biggest injury crisis I have known for years in that month, and that's why he got nominated. But you moaners can't see that can you? Rather than actually see what we did in that month with so many players out, you constantly criticise and run the club down from top to bottom. You even turn a nomination for manager of the month into a bad thing? I just don't understand you. Why not actually support the club positively?[/p][/quote]Cheltenham game? Mickey mouse cup - but a win Yep - 10 points out of 18 was not bad - but, manager of the month nominee? Narr. Obviously our results in Oct are all that matter with that award . Much more important to all of us - we are 17th (even having played one more at home than away) If we win on Saturday (please!!) we will not have had other than a poor 2012 (so far, yes - so far) . If Wilder takes United into the third tier next season then I will be full of praise. Three seasons in Div 4 - good enough for Arthur Turner . I hope that I am wrong but I don't expect to be giving away the £100 which I mentioned (if we go up this season) . Do you predict that United will be in the third tier next season? oldun
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7:04pm Wed 14 Nov 12

jbowling says...

If you think Wilder should be given an award for his management skills and his achievements you are deluded.

If a horse jumps one fence well and falls at the other 10 should it be considered a good jumper ?
If you think Wilder should be given an award for his management skills and his achievements you are deluded. If a horse jumps one fence well and falls at the other 10 should it be considered a good jumper ? jbowling
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7:59pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Genuine Local says...

jbowling wrote:
If you think Wilder should be given an award for his management skills and his achievements you are deluded.

If a horse jumps one fence well and falls at the other 10 should it be considered a good jumper ?
Hmmnnn, who knows more about football, JBOWLING, or the panel that nominate managers for monthly awards????? Hey, but you carry on bringing the club down with constant moaning. Keep on having a go at the manager, because that's really going to help isn't it?

Thank goodness I don't sit next to you on match day!
[quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: If you think Wilder should be given an award for his management skills and his achievements you are deluded. If a horse jumps one fence well and falls at the other 10 should it be considered a good jumper ?[/p][/quote]Hmmnnn, who knows more about football, JBOWLING, or the panel that nominate managers for monthly awards????? Hey, but you carry on bringing the club down with constant moaning. Keep on having a go at the manager, because that's really going to help isn't it? Thank goodness I don't sit next to you on match day! Genuine Local
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8:10pm Wed 14 Nov 12

oldun says...

Genuine Local wrote:
jbowling wrote:
If you think Wilder should be given an award for his management skills and his achievements you are deluded.

If a horse jumps one fence well and falls at the other 10 should it be considered a good jumper ?
Hmmnnn, who knows more about football, JBOWLING, or the panel that nominate managers for monthly awards????? Hey, but you carry on bringing the club down with constant moaning. Keep on having a go at the manager, because that's really going to help isn't it?

Thank goodness I don't sit next to you on match day!
Sorry a bit of subservience needed from us
[quote][p][bold]Genuine Local[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: If you think Wilder should be given an award for his management skills and his achievements you are deluded. If a horse jumps one fence well and falls at the other 10 should it be considered a good jumper ?[/p][/quote]Hmmnnn, who knows more about football, JBOWLING, or the panel that nominate managers for monthly awards????? Hey, but you carry on bringing the club down with constant moaning. Keep on having a go at the manager, because that's really going to help isn't it? Thank goodness I don't sit next to you on match day![/p][/quote]Sorry a bit of subservience needed from us oldun
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8:10pm Wed 14 Nov 12

oldun says...

Genuine Local wrote:
jbowling wrote:
If you think Wilder should be given an award for his management skills and his achievements you are deluded.

If a horse jumps one fence well and falls at the other 10 should it be considered a good jumper ?
Hmmnnn, who knows more about football, JBOWLING, or the panel that nominate managers for monthly awards????? Hey, but you carry on bringing the club down with constant moaning. Keep on having a go at the manager, because that's really going to help isn't it?

Thank goodness I don't sit next to you on match day!
Sorry a bit of subservience needed from us
[quote][p][bold]Genuine Local[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: If you think Wilder should be given an award for his management skills and his achievements you are deluded. If a horse jumps one fence well and falls at the other 10 should it be considered a good jumper ?[/p][/quote]Hmmnnn, who knows more about football, JBOWLING, or the panel that nominate managers for monthly awards????? Hey, but you carry on bringing the club down with constant moaning. Keep on having a go at the manager, because that's really going to help isn't it? Thank goodness I don't sit next to you on match day![/p][/quote]Sorry a bit of subservience needed from us oldun
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8:16pm Wed 14 Nov 12

oldun says...

Great October then (sorry) - with the rest of the season that spell allows us to be only a little behind those massive clubs - Accrington, Morecambe and Dagenham - but much further behind the likes of Burton, Fleetwood, Cheltenham and Torquay . Even if we had far more players unavailable than we have had United fans should be very unimpressed with our 17th place - am I wrong on that?
Great October then (sorry) - with the rest of the season that spell allows us to be only a little behind those massive clubs - Accrington, Morecambe and Dagenham - but much further behind the likes of Burton, Fleetwood, Cheltenham and Torquay . Even if we had far more players unavailable than we have had United fans should be very unimpressed with our 17th place - am I wrong on that? oldun
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9:16pm Wed 14 Nov 12

jbowling says...

If Mr Wilder did better than other managers in October then he is entitled to be nominated. It just doesn't make him a good manager when put in context with the other 48 months he has been in charge.

I don't profess to know more about football than the panel of managers. where did I say I did.

The more people that have a go at the manager the better chance of him being sacked and the club improving.

I haven't been to a match for more than a year. Like many others I will not return until you know when. We will then get crowds of 8000 and more.
If Mr Wilder did better than other managers in October then he is entitled to be nominated. It just doesn't make him a good manager when put in context with the other 48 months he has been in charge. I don't profess to know more about football than the panel of managers. where did I say I did. The more people that have a go at the manager the better chance of him being sacked and the club improving. I haven't been to a match for more than a year. Like many others I will not return until you know when. We will then get crowds of 8000 and more. jbowling
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9:47pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Genuine Local says...

jbowling wrote:
If Mr Wilder did better than other managers in October then he is entitled to be nominated. It just doesn't make him a good manager when put in context with the other 48 months he has been in charge.

I don't profess to know more about football than the panel of managers. where did I say I did.

The more people that have a go at the manager the better chance of him being sacked and the club improving.

I haven't been to a match for more than a year. Like many others I will not return until you know when. We will then get crowds of 8000 and more.
"I haven't been to a match for more than a year."

That just about sums up the moaners!

Thanks for that gem!
[quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: If Mr Wilder did better than other managers in October then he is entitled to be nominated. It just doesn't make him a good manager when put in context with the other 48 months he has been in charge. I don't profess to know more about football than the panel of managers. where did I say I did. The more people that have a go at the manager the better chance of him being sacked and the club improving. I haven't been to a match for more than a year. Like many others I will not return until you know when. We will then get crowds of 8000 and more.[/p][/quote]"I haven't been to a match for more than a year." That just about sums up the moaners! Thanks for that gem! Genuine Local
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10:09pm Wed 14 Nov 12

oldun says...

Genuine Local wrote:
jbowling wrote:
If Mr Wilder did better than other managers in October then he is entitled to be nominated. It just doesn't make him a good manager when put in context with the other 48 months he has been in charge.

I don't profess to know more about football than the panel of managers. where did I say I did.

The more people that have a go at the manager the better chance of him being sacked and the club improving.

I haven't been to a match for more than a year. Like many others I will not return until you know when. We will then get crowds of 8000 and more.
"I haven't been to a match for more than a year."

That just about sums up the moaners!

Thanks for that gem!
Why has he no been? No need to mock - it is not rocket science - United have not played well more than five times in 50 matches. Enough is enough - I and many others will join him soon. Moaners? Credit where credit is due - are you not discerning ? Blind support of a manager is not always a great idea - is it?
[quote][p][bold]Genuine Local[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: If Mr Wilder did better than other managers in October then he is entitled to be nominated. It just doesn't make him a good manager when put in context with the other 48 months he has been in charge. I don't profess to know more about football than the panel of managers. where did I say I did. The more people that have a go at the manager the better chance of him being sacked and the club improving. I haven't been to a match for more than a year. Like many others I will not return until you know when. We will then get crowds of 8000 and more.[/p][/quote]"I haven't been to a match for more than a year." That just about sums up the moaners! Thanks for that gem![/p][/quote]Why has he no been? No need to mock - it is not rocket science - United have not played well more than five times in 50 matches. Enough is enough - I and many others will join him soon. Moaners? Credit where credit is due - are you not discerning ? Blind support of a manager is not always a great idea - is it? oldun
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10:38pm Wed 14 Nov 12

jbowling says...

What would you prefer Mr Genuine local ?

1 A crowd of under 5,000 with no atmosphere watching mediocrity. All being very nice to the manager of the month for October.

2 A buzzing stadium of 8,000 watching a winning team under fresh management genuinely challenging in this division.

I am not driving up from Bournemouth to watch option 1. If you don't want fans like me your going the right way about it
What would you prefer Mr Genuine local ? 1 A crowd of under 5,000 with no atmosphere watching mediocrity. All being very nice to the manager of the month for October. 2 A buzzing stadium of 8,000 watching a winning team under fresh management genuinely challenging in this division. I am not driving up from Bournemouth to watch option 1. If you don't want fans like me your going the right way about it jbowling
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10:45pm Wed 14 Nov 12

jbowling says...

By the way Bournemouth changed their manager eight games ago and haven't lost since.

The change came about through local fans not accepting being 17th in the league,

They are more vociferous down here perhaps less middle class than you ?
By the way Bournemouth changed their manager eight games ago and haven't lost since. The change came about through local fans not accepting being 17th in the league, They are more vociferous down here perhaps less middle class than you ? jbowling
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8:40am Thu 15 Nov 12

The Wolf says...

jbowling wrote:
What would you prefer Mr Genuine local ? 1 A crowd of under 5,000 with no atmosphere watching mediocrity. All being very nice to the manager of the month for October. 2 A buzzing stadium of 8,000 watching a winning team under fresh management genuinely challenging in this division. I am not driving up from Bournemouth to watch option 1. If you don't want fans like me your going the right way about it
What makes you think a change in manager would mean winning football and a buzzing stadium of 8000?

That never materialised when, Rix, Talbot, Wright, Diaz, Patterson, Jim Smith (2nd time), Kemp, Shotton, Horton, Atkins etc etc took over so why would changing our most successful manager for nearly 20 years mean winning or 8000 people turning up?

Maybe just maybe our fans SUPPORTING the manager and players and giving credit when credit is due would see winning football, or even more radical if the moaners kept their opinions to themselves and were not influencing others to avoid OUFC maybe we would still be getting the 8000 fans turning up and the ground would be buzzing, which in turn would see that winning football we are all so desperate for.

Oh and by the way, I am far older than 20 and have seen both wins at Wembley, so please dont try and discreddit my opinions my suggesting I am too young to have one. Thanks for the compliment tho.
[quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: What would you prefer Mr Genuine local ? 1 A crowd of under 5,000 with no atmosphere watching mediocrity. All being very nice to the manager of the month for October. 2 A buzzing stadium of 8,000 watching a winning team under fresh management genuinely challenging in this division. I am not driving up from Bournemouth to watch option 1. If you don't want fans like me your going the right way about it[/p][/quote]What makes you think a change in manager would mean winning football and a buzzing stadium of 8000? That never materialised when, Rix, Talbot, Wright, Diaz, Patterson, Jim Smith (2nd time), Kemp, Shotton, Horton, Atkins etc etc took over so why would changing our most successful manager for nearly 20 years mean winning or 8000 people turning up? Maybe just maybe our fans SUPPORTING the manager and players and giving credit when credit is due would see winning football, or even more radical if the moaners kept their opinions to themselves and were not influencing others to avoid OUFC maybe we would still be getting the 8000 fans turning up and the ground would be buzzing, which in turn would see that winning football we are all so desperate for. Oh and by the way, I am far older than 20 and have seen both wins at Wembley, so please dont try and discreddit my opinions my suggesting I am too young to have one. Thanks for the compliment tho. The Wolf
  • Score: 1

5:17pm Thu 15 Nov 12

YellowRose says...

I endorse everything The Wolf writes; obviously a supporter in the true sense of the word.
I endorse everything The Wolf writes; obviously a supporter in the true sense of the word. YellowRose
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6:01pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Genuine Local says...

YellowRose wrote:
I endorse everything The Wolf writes; obviously a supporter in the true sense of the word.
Spot on Yellows Rose, unlike those who constantly snip and post negative comments on here.

If JBOWLING says he has not gone to a game for year because of Wilder, then he couldn't have attended many games at all in the last ten years as there have been some very poor managers during that period, as explained by the Wolf.

Also, I fail to see how not going to games 'to prove a point' actually helps the club financially ? So called supporters who stay away this season 'until Wilder has gone' will only reduce the clubs income and ultimately the playing budget for next season irrespective who is manager because there will be less money to play with. I suspect those fans will then come on here moaning about that!

There are true supporters like the Wolf.....then there are others!

If they want to moan, then they quite entitled too, but do what true fans do, and turn up, irrespective of what you feel!
[quote][p][bold]YellowRose[/bold] wrote: I endorse everything The Wolf writes; obviously a supporter in the true sense of the word.[/p][/quote]Spot on Yellows Rose, unlike those who constantly snip and post negative comments on here. If JBOWLING says he has not gone to a game for year because of Wilder, then he couldn't have attended many games at all in the last ten years as there have been some very poor managers during that period, as explained by the Wolf. Also, I fail to see how not going to games 'to prove a point' actually helps the club financially ? So called supporters who stay away this season 'until Wilder has gone' will only reduce the clubs income and ultimately the playing budget for next season irrespective who is manager because there will be less money to play with. I suspect those fans will then come on here moaning about that! There are true supporters like the Wolf.....then there are others! If they want to moan, then they quite entitled too, but do what true fans do, and turn up, irrespective of what you feel! Genuine Local
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7:40pm Thu 15 Nov 12

jbowling says...

The Wolf - so supporting the manager and giving credit when its due brings about winning football does it? When was that then as I seem to have missed it.

Or do you mean in future ? So let's give the manager (the longest serving manager that is) another year or two. I see.

Genuine Local. Can I assume that you are happy to stick with Wilder on the basis that he is less rubbish than his predecessors ? Changing would be too risky ? You sound like those servile rabbits in Watership Down.

Managers do not stay employed with the same club in the lower divisions. If they are good the club gets promoted if not they move to better clubs themselves. If they are bad they are sacked - we just don't seem to have the money to get rid of him.

Lets debate this again later in the season when we are stuck in this league for another year. Still it doesn't matter we can cheer the lads on - who wants promotion anyway.

Losers
The Wolf - so supporting the manager and giving credit when its due brings about winning football does it? When was that then as I seem to have missed it. Or do you mean in future ? So let's give the manager (the longest serving manager that is) another year or two. I see. Genuine Local. Can I assume that you are happy to stick with Wilder on the basis that he is less rubbish than his predecessors ? Changing would be too risky ? You sound like those servile rabbits in Watership Down. Managers do not stay employed with the same club in the lower divisions. If they are good the club gets promoted if not they move to better clubs themselves. If they are bad they are sacked - we just don't seem to have the money to get rid of him. Lets debate this again later in the season when we are stuck in this league for another year. Still it doesn't matter we can cheer the lads on - who wants promotion anyway. Losers jbowling
  • Score: 0

7:40pm Thu 15 Nov 12

jbowling says...

The Wolf - so supporting the manager and giving credit when its due brings about winning football does it? When was that then as I seem to have missed it.

Or do you mean in future ? So let's give the manager (the longest serving manager that is) another year or two. I see.

Genuine Local. Can I assume that you are happy to stick with Wilder on the basis that he is less rubbish than his predecessors ? Changing would be too risky ? You sound like those servile rabbits in Watership Down.

Managers do not stay employed with the same club in the lower divisions. If they are good the club gets promoted if not they move to better clubs themselves. If they are bad they are sacked - we just don't seem to have the money to get rid of him.

Lets debate this again later in the season when we are stuck in this league for another year. Still it doesn't matter we can cheer the lads on - who wants promotion anyway.

Losers
The Wolf - so supporting the manager and giving credit when its due brings about winning football does it? When was that then as I seem to have missed it. Or do you mean in future ? So let's give the manager (the longest serving manager that is) another year or two. I see. Genuine Local. Can I assume that you are happy to stick with Wilder on the basis that he is less rubbish than his predecessors ? Changing would be too risky ? You sound like those servile rabbits in Watership Down. Managers do not stay employed with the same club in the lower divisions. If they are good the club gets promoted if not they move to better clubs themselves. If they are bad they are sacked - we just don't seem to have the money to get rid of him. Lets debate this again later in the season when we are stuck in this league for another year. Still it doesn't matter we can cheer the lads on - who wants promotion anyway. Losers jbowling
  • Score: 0

8:00pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Genuine Local says...

jbowling wrote:
The Wolf - so supporting the manager and giving credit when its due brings about winning football does it? When was that then as I seem to have missed it.

Or do you mean in future ? So let's give the manager (the longest serving manager that is) another year or two. I see.

Genuine Local. Can I assume that you are happy to stick with Wilder on the basis that he is less rubbish than his predecessors ? Changing would be too risky ? You sound like those servile rabbits in Watership Down.

Managers do not stay employed with the same club in the lower divisions. If they are good the club gets promoted if not they move to better clubs themselves. If they are bad they are sacked - we just don't seem to have the money to get rid of him.

Lets debate this again later in the season when we are stuck in this league for another year. Still it doesn't matter we can cheer the lads on - who wants promotion anyway.

Losers
Well at least we turn up on matchday to cheer the team on!

Still, you can always support Bournemouth!
[quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: The Wolf - so supporting the manager and giving credit when its due brings about winning football does it? When was that then as I seem to have missed it. Or do you mean in future ? So let's give the manager (the longest serving manager that is) another year or two. I see. Genuine Local. Can I assume that you are happy to stick with Wilder on the basis that he is less rubbish than his predecessors ? Changing would be too risky ? You sound like those servile rabbits in Watership Down. Managers do not stay employed with the same club in the lower divisions. If they are good the club gets promoted if not they move to better clubs themselves. If they are bad they are sacked - we just don't seem to have the money to get rid of him. Lets debate this again later in the season when we are stuck in this league for another year. Still it doesn't matter we can cheer the lads on - who wants promotion anyway. Losers[/p][/quote]Well at least we turn up on matchday to cheer the team on! Still, you can always support Bournemouth! Genuine Local
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