Calling Oxford United's wavering fans

Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton

First published in Sport Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

Oxford United have reopened their earlybird season ticket offer for a further week.

The move was one of the first decisions made by new chairman Darryl Eales and chief executive Mark Ashton, who joined the club on Friday.

The deadline had passed last week, but they are now available until 5.30pm next Monday.

Ashton said: “We want to be open with the fans and we are all very aware that some of them were waiting to see what happened over the summer.

“Season ticket sales are already very healthy, but we wanted to give people one last chance to get behind us this season and buy at the earlybird prices.

“We will be looking to bring new players in during the transfer window.

“It would be great to see some of those fans who have been wavering come along and buy their season tickets and get behind the team this week.”

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1:55pm Tue 8 Jul 14

AylesburyOx says...

Hmm, no thanks. You, Appleton and the squad show you mean business and next season I'll put my hand in my pocket again. I would say 'once bitten' but for over 25 years Oxford United have been biting at my finances!
Hmm, no thanks. You, Appleton and the squad show you mean business and next season I'll put my hand in my pocket again. I would say 'once bitten' but for over 25 years Oxford United have been biting at my finances! AylesburyOx
  • Score: 12

2:01pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Richard Wickson says...

Yep I know that feeling. Tho I will go to as many matches as I can home and away. Ashton and Aapleton are talking the talk now let's see if they Cuban walk the walk. Time will tell.
Yep I know that feeling. Tho I will go to as many matches as I can home and away. Ashton and Aapleton are talking the talk now let's see if they Cuban walk the walk. Time will tell. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 4

2:04pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Richard Wickson says...

Richard Wickson wrote:
Yep I know that feeling. Tho I will go to as many matches as I can home and away. Ashton and Aapleton are talking the talk now let's see if they Cuban walk the walk. Time will tell.
Sorry didn't spell check, that was "Ashton and Appleton" and "can walk the walk". Nothing whatsoever to do with Cuba.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Wickson[/bold] wrote: Yep I know that feeling. Tho I will go to as many matches as I can home and away. Ashton and Aapleton are talking the talk now let's see if they Cuban walk the walk. Time will tell.[/p][/quote]Sorry didn't spell check, that was "Ashton and Appleton" and "can walk the walk". Nothing whatsoever to do with Cuba. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 3

3:03pm Tue 8 Jul 14

kangaroo_joey says...

Season Ticket sales are already healthy? Sounds like there is lies coming out the boardroom already, why else open/extend the earlybird offer for a week longer, fans arent fickle they know that sales are dramatically low and there is a valid reason
Season Ticket sales are already healthy? Sounds like there is lies coming out the boardroom already, why else open/extend the earlybird offer for a week longer, fans arent fickle they know that sales are dramatically low and there is a valid reason kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 4

4:20pm Wed 9 Jul 14

oldun says...

No thanks - I won't renew until I am sure that the quad is massively improved.
No thanks - I won't renew until I am sure that the quad is massively improved. oldun
  • Score: 1

10:00pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Brenda Jackson says...

Most -myself included, like to have some idea just what we're paying up front for, so until we know what sort of squad the U's will start with we can only go on last seasons failings, no need to expand on that!
Most -myself included, like to have some idea just what we're paying up front for, so until we know what sort of squad the U's will start with we can only go on last seasons failings, no need to expand on that! Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 2

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