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  • "Personally I think CW would be mad to stay. This is on the basis of him thinking "if I am not worth a Contract extension today then why should I be offered one tomorrow or the end of the season?". He has done his best (in my opinion not quite enough in a very poor League) and Pompey are a FAR bigger Club and fanbase than our lovely OUFC. The Pompey fans are very enthusuastic (yes I was at the Manor when Maxwell had to stop us fighting ourselves when the Pompey massive literally smashed their way in). Not that I like Pompey but the fans are loyal and have had some poor luck with owners and terrible FA decisions on whom is a suitable owner etc etc. Now they have wrestled control they will rise again . . . sadly until we escape Kassam's clutches we will struggle even on 11000 attendances every home game.
    If I was Wilder I would consider but stay and finish the promotion charge at Oxford then leave head held high.
    But money talks and let's all be honest we all seek security??? . . . he has no contract for his family and him in a few months. It could all go t*ts up and he will be up the Creek without a Paddle some come IL and the fans get behind him and make it hard for him to leave, support the Club guys and the Manager (no matter what you think) the Home form and gates will rise and Automatic is achievable in this poor poor League.
    Lets get behind The Yellows and starting at Gateshead . . . its a habit lets not lose it!
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Oxford United boss delighted with battling point

Oxford Mail: Dave Kitson heads home an 89th-minute equaliser for Oxford United at Fleetwood on Saturday Dave Kitson heads home an 89th-minute equaliser for Oxford United at Fleetwood on Saturday

CHRIS Wilder praised Oxford United for finding an extra gear as they controlled the second half to earn a 1-1 draw at Fleetwood Town.

The hosts opened the scoring through a Steven Schumacher free-kick in the 12th minute, but United hit back, and it was one-way traffic after the break.

A host of chances were created and Danny Rose had a penalty saved before Dave Kitson headed in an equaliser on 89 minutes.

It kept them top of Sky Bet League Two and stretched their unbeaten away record in the division to nine games.

Wilder, speaking before the Portsmouth speculation broke, was immensely proud of his players.

He said: “We got into them at half-time and we knew we had another gear.

“We started the second half really on the front foot and I thought some of our play at times was great.

“We looked a constant threat and I would have been devastated for the players if we had not got a result.”

Today the squad will begin preparing for their rearranged FA Cup first round replay at Gateshead on Thursday.

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