Calling Oxford United's wavering fans

Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton

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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.”

Fans keen to join Oxford United on their pre-season trip to Austria

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 30th May 2015

Oxford United’s pre-season preparations have been boosted by the confirmation of a training camp and a match in Austria.

Oxford United to hold pre-season training camp in Austria

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Friday 29th May 2015

OXFORD United will spend a week in Austria as part of their pre-season preparations.

Ashton: Oxford United transfer success down to ambition, not cash

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 28th May 2015

OXFORD United’s ability to land their main targets this summer is down to selling players a vision for the future rather than offering the most money, according to chief executive Mark Ashton.

Oxford United to take more control over kit design as part of retail changes

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Thursday 28th May 2015

OXFORD United have announced big changes in their retail department, which will give them more control over their design of merchandise.

Ryan Taylor relishing fight for Oxford United starting role

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 27th May 2015

RYAN Taylor is relishing the prospect of battling for a place in Oxford United’s striking quartet next season after completing his move yesterday.

Fans keen to join Oxford United on their pre-season trip to Austria

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 30th May 2015

Oxford United’s pre-season preparations have been boosted by the confirmation of a training camp and a match in Austria.

MOTORSPORT: Bradley Smith sets strong pace ahead of Mugello qualifying

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 30th May 2015

BRADLEY Smith made a strong start with the fifth fastest time in practice ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello yesterday.

WOMEN'S & GIRLS CRICKET: County women tie with S|uffolk in last-ball drama

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

Oxfordshire were involved in a thrilling tie against Suffolk in ECB Women’s County Championship Division 3 at Long Melford.

MARTIAL ARTS: Kat Hill clinches double delight

Oxford Mail: Double gold medal at British Championships for Oxford martial artist and academic

8:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

Oxford-based instructor Kat Hill won double gold at the BJJ British Open last weekend in Coventry.

SWIMMING: Bicester Blue Fins storm to seven golds in Portsmouth

Oxford Mail: Close up of swimmer for sport

8:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

Bicester Blue Fins kept up their superb form by winning seven gold medals at the second weekend of the ASA South East Regional Championships in Portsmouth.

ATHLETICS: Bonnie van Wilgenburg set for gruelling test

8:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

Oxford runner Bonnie van Wilgenburg is taking on a punishing 85km (52.8 miles) challenge today when she represents Great Britain at the IAU World Trail Championships.

ATHLETICS: Matt Luff's facing a marathon challenge

Oxford Mail: Ultra-dedicated! Oxfordshire marathon man gives his all for charity

8:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

Matt Luff is set to undertake one of the most gruelling ultra-marathons in the world when he competes in the 90km (56 miles) Comrades Marathon in South Africa on Sunday.

BOXING: Smith shines against fiery Rosenberg at Gravesham

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Saturday 30th May 2015

LLOYD Smith was denied a knockout but still recorded a unanimous points win after a dominant display against Ashley Rosenberg at Gravesham ABC, Kent.

CRICKET: Oxon Over 60s fall short of target

7:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

Oxfordshire slipped to a 63-run defeat against Somerset in the Seevent 60+ County Championship at Midsomer Norton. Somerset made 277-7 off their 45 overs with Graham Poulton (98) and John Thackray (58) leading the way as Steve Partington took 3-53. Derek Watts (45), Julian Lawton Smith (37) and Ian Caunce (33) chipped in for Oxon, but they were all out for 214, with David Stephenson (4-16) and Brian Brogden (4-25) doing the damage.

CRICKET: Super Smith shines as Oxon Academy cruise to success

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

Harry Smith starred with a rapid 84 as Oxfordshire Academy posted an impressive seven-wicket victory against Berkshire 2nd at Datchet.

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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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