Oxford United chairman to open contract talks with manager Chris Wilder in new year

Oxford Mail: Chairman Ian Lenagan watches as Oxford United scored a dramatic injury-time winner to beat Dagenham 2-1 on Saturday and stay top of Sky Bet League Two Chairman Ian Lenagan watches as Oxford United scored a dramatic injury-time winner to beat Dagenham 2-1 on Saturday and stay top of Sky Bet League Two

IAN Lenagan will open talks with Oxford United boss Chris Wilder in the new year over a potential extension to his contract.

The U’s chairman stressed that he and the manager both crave success, and whether United can maintain their promotion charge will ultimately determine whether Wilder gets a new deal.

Lenagan believes the former Halifax boss has gone from a ‘good’ to a ‘very good’ manager since the summer.

And the club’s owner says the team’s terrific run of form this campaign more than justifies his decision to stand by the 46-year-old.

Like several key players, Wilder’s contract expires at the end of the season.

Lenagan has an option to extend the deal by an extra 12 months and will hold talks in the new year, as is stipulated in the contract.

He said: “We always said once the year turned we would start to have conversations about next year.

“We have an option in his contract that says we can take him and we have to exercise that by a certain date.”

The U’s chairman, however, did not want to reveal when that date was.

Lenagan handed Wilder a one-year contract in April in the face of criticism from a section of supporters who wanted a change.

It looks a shrewd decision, with United top of Sky Bet League Two and in the third round of the FA Cup.

Lenagan is delighted with what has been delivered so far, while stressing the job is not yet complete by comparing the situation to Wigan Warriors, the rugby league club he also owns.

He said: “If you look at what he has achieved in the last six months, he has recruited very well, he has played young players, has a great team spirit and we are top of the league.

“This is a manager that many people thought couldn’t take us further. I think he has already taken us further in those respects.

“He hasn’t got us promotion yet, but you can’t do that in December.

“I said to Shaun Wane, the Wigan Warriors coach, a year ago, that falling in the semi-final is no good, that is not what you have to do to get your contract extended.

“He won two trophies the following year and got his contract extended.

“Managers recognise they have to win promotion, whether that is by being top or not.

“Chris well understands that is what we are trying to do, but I can’t fault him in terms of the performance improvement he has made in the last six months.

“From a strong base he has gone from being good to very good in my opinion.”

The lack of security was the main reason the United manager spoke to Portsmouth about their vacant position earlier this month, the first time he had made such a move in five years with the club.

And the United chairman believes the situation with Pompey has not had a negative impact on their relationship.

“If anything it has made it stronger,” he said.

“He and I talked about it all the way through very openly and honestly.

“At the end of it we are together and I don’t have a problem with any of it.

“Neither should our fans, it’s not disloyal if you only have six months left on your contract to go and talk to somebody.

“If he was talking to three or four clubs I’d have a different view, but he’s not and I think that loyalty is commendable.”

Lenagan added: “He wants to stay at Oxford, there’s no debate about that, he wants to take us into League One and move onwards.

“There’s no debate whatsoever, if he takes us into League One then he is with us for a good while and he deserves that in every respect.”

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10:28am Mon 16 Dec 13

OUFC 4 EVA says...

Well thank god for that! We're top of the league and we're having a laugh, we're top of the league and we're having a laugh!

COYY
Well thank god for that! We're top of the league and we're having a laugh, we're top of the league and we're having a laugh! COYY OUFC 4 EVA
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10:46am Mon 16 Dec 13

Joe1 says...

Well said sir. Keep up the good & sensible work. We a strong man at the Helm.
Well said sir. Keep up the good & sensible work. We a strong man at the Helm. Joe1
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12:26pm Mon 16 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Perhaps Spurs might want Wilder after they sacked AVB?
Perhaps Spurs might want Wilder after they sacked AVB? BigAlBiker
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1:12pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Doctor69 says...

Far to early to offer Wilder a new deal. Based on previous experience the new year is when we fall to pieces.
Also, if we do go up, is CW the man to take us forward? Admittedly I think he will deserve a crack at it, but its a risk none the less.
Far to early to offer Wilder a new deal. Based on previous experience the new year is when we fall to pieces. Also, if we do go up, is CW the man to take us forward? Admittedly I think he will deserve a crack at it, but its a risk none the less. Doctor69
  • Score: -9

2:29pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Dereko says...

I'm still not completely convinced by Wilder but here are two things to think about.

Firstly he has improved - for example his substitutions more often make a difference to the shape of the team and deliver a result - that's something that can only come with experience (I'm ignoring the abysmal day against Bristol Rovers here). So really we've invested four years in training him, should we chuck all that away?

Secondly who would you get as a replacement? Does anyone seriously think there are managers available who would be prepared to come here, for Wilder's wage, who have a track record and could be better than him?

Just sayin'.
I'm still not completely convinced by Wilder but here are two things to think about. Firstly he has improved - for example his substitutions more often make a difference to the shape of the team and deliver a result - that's something that can only come with experience (I'm ignoring the abysmal day against Bristol Rovers here). So really we've invested four years in training him, should we chuck all that away? Secondly who would you get as a replacement? Does anyone seriously think there are managers available who would be prepared to come here, for Wilder's wage, who have a track record and could be better than him? Just sayin'. Dereko
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2:47pm Mon 16 Dec 13

oldun says...

Dereko wrote:
I'm still not completely convinced by Wilder but here are two things to think about.

Firstly he has improved - for example his substitutions more often make a difference to the shape of the team and deliver a result - that's something that can only come with experience (I'm ignoring the abysmal day against Bristol Rovers here). So really we've invested four years in training him, should we chuck all that away?

Secondly who would you get as a replacement? Does anyone seriously think there are managers available who would be prepared to come here, for Wilder's wage, who have a track record and could be better than him?

Just sayin'.
Wilder's wages ? Low for club at the top of this division?
[quote][p][bold]Dereko[/bold] wrote: I'm still not completely convinced by Wilder but here are two things to think about. Firstly he has improved - for example his substitutions more often make a difference to the shape of the team and deliver a result - that's something that can only come with experience (I'm ignoring the abysmal day against Bristol Rovers here). So really we've invested four years in training him, should we chuck all that away? Secondly who would you get as a replacement? Does anyone seriously think there are managers available who would be prepared to come here, for Wilder's wage, who have a track record and could be better than him? Just sayin'.[/p][/quote]Wilder's wages ? Low for club at the top of this division? oldun
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2:51pm Mon 16 Dec 13

dave from witney says...

We can only trust in IL. it's his money keeping the club going. He certainly is a shrewd person, but maybe he feels pushed into offering Wilder a new contract at this stage. Like all of us we would sooner be at the top rather than the bottom half of the table, but as Doctor69 say's, Wilder has not tackled that January/February period when we always seem to go to sleep. I for one would have liked to get that period over before talks started, but IL is seeing all from the inside. Maybe a good run after Christmas will bring back the people that are most certainly staying away because of their dislike of the manager, it's a shame that attendances have fallen so much when we are top of the league. But after some of the early season home games, you cannot expect them to flood back.
We can only trust in IL. it's his money keeping the club going. He certainly is a shrewd person, but maybe he feels pushed into offering Wilder a new contract at this stage. Like all of us we would sooner be at the top rather than the bottom half of the table, but as Doctor69 say's, Wilder has not tackled that January/February period when we always seem to go to sleep. I for one would have liked to get that period over before talks started, but IL is seeing all from the inside. Maybe a good run after Christmas will bring back the people that are most certainly staying away because of their dislike of the manager, it's a shame that attendances have fallen so much when we are top of the league. But after some of the early season home games, you cannot expect them to flood back. dave from witney
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3:09pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Taff Ewe says...

Doctor69 wrote:
Far to early to offer Wilder a new deal. Based on previous experience the new year is when we fall to pieces. Also, if we do go up, is CW the man to take us forward? Admittedly I think he will deserve a crack at it, but its a risk none the less.
Not a risk. He would deserve at least two, maybe three progressive seasons to achieve promotion to the championhip.
[quote][p][bold]Doctor69[/bold] wrote: Far to early to offer Wilder a new deal. Based on previous experience the new year is when we fall to pieces. Also, if we do go up, is CW the man to take us forward? Admittedly I think he will deserve a crack at it, but its a risk none the less.[/p][/quote]Not a risk. He would deserve at least two, maybe three progressive seasons to achieve promotion to the championhip. Taff Ewe
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3:41pm Mon 16 Dec 13

adlibber says...

Agree with posters who think Lenagan should wait until feb to see if we can get past the hoodoo of falling apart in the New Year. Wilder has had plenty of time to get us out of this league and all credit to him if he finally manages it this season I hope he does it and as much as I'm not his greatest fan he may deserve a contract but I would expect a quicker advancement than 4 years for next promotion. Justin Edinburgh doing a job at Newport one year after coming up through the conference and if he gets another promotion this season it puts Wilder's time in perspective.

We need to continue this decent run win a few home games on the bounce and keep up the impressive away run. It is possible but then I've thought that for the last 3 years hence my reluctance to believe this is the season for us to go up.
Agree with posters who think Lenagan should wait until feb to see if we can get past the hoodoo of falling apart in the New Year. Wilder has had plenty of time to get us out of this league and all credit to him if he finally manages it this season I hope he does it and as much as I'm not his greatest fan he may deserve a contract but I would expect a quicker advancement than 4 years for next promotion. Justin Edinburgh doing a job at Newport one year after coming up through the conference and if he gets another promotion this season it puts Wilder's time in perspective. We need to continue this decent run win a few home games on the bounce and keep up the impressive away run. It is possible but then I've thought that for the last 3 years hence my reluctance to believe this is the season for us to go up. adlibber
  • Score: 2

4:23pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Richard Wickson says...

adlibber wrote:
Agree with posters who think Lenagan should wait until feb to see if we can get past the hoodoo of falling apart in the New Year. Wilder has had plenty of time to get us out of this league and all credit to him if he finally manages it this season I hope he does it and as much as I'm not his greatest fan he may deserve a contract but I would expect a quicker advancement than 4 years for next promotion. Justin Edinburgh doing a job at Newport one year after coming up through the conference and if he gets another promotion this season it puts Wilder's time in perspective.

We need to continue this decent run win a few home games on the bounce and keep up the impressive away run. It is possible but then I've thought that for the last 3 years hence my reluctance to believe this is the season for us to go up.
I agree with you ad libber. He has improved as a manager this season but after two very poor seasons, although he communicates slightly better than he did and uses his substitutes better, the home form is still not really sorted, what got us the win on Saturday was a very late goal after we had dominated for long periods but failed to score again despite having plenty of shots. We must improve the goals to attempts ratio as this is could and should be better. What he has achieved this season without doubt is to improve the team spirit in the club, the older pro's work extremely well and encourage the younger ones, reports of Hunt staying on Friday taking 60-70 crosses from where he fed Kitson for the winner show they are hard working and determined bunch of lads. We do need a better run at home and to take more of our chances, surely the confidence within the squad should help this. The crowds although small have started to react in a better spirit to the team and shown encouragement rather than. The negativity of earlier in the season. He's doing a good job at present lets hope it continues through till May.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: Agree with posters who think Lenagan should wait until feb to see if we can get past the hoodoo of falling apart in the New Year. Wilder has had plenty of time to get us out of this league and all credit to him if he finally manages it this season I hope he does it and as much as I'm not his greatest fan he may deserve a contract but I would expect a quicker advancement than 4 years for next promotion. Justin Edinburgh doing a job at Newport one year after coming up through the conference and if he gets another promotion this season it puts Wilder's time in perspective. We need to continue this decent run win a few home games on the bounce and keep up the impressive away run. It is possible but then I've thought that for the last 3 years hence my reluctance to believe this is the season for us to go up.[/p][/quote]I agree with you ad libber. He has improved as a manager this season but after two very poor seasons, although he communicates slightly better than he did and uses his substitutes better, the home form is still not really sorted, what got us the win on Saturday was a very late goal after we had dominated for long periods but failed to score again despite having plenty of shots. We must improve the goals to attempts ratio as this is could and should be better. What he has achieved this season without doubt is to improve the team spirit in the club, the older pro's work extremely well and encourage the younger ones, reports of Hunt staying on Friday taking 60-70 crosses from where he fed Kitson for the winner show they are hard working and determined bunch of lads. We do need a better run at home and to take more of our chances, surely the confidence within the squad should help this. The crowds although small have started to react in a better spirit to the team and shown encouragement rather than. The negativity of earlier in the season. He's doing a good job at present lets hope it continues through till May. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 4

4:28pm Mon 16 Dec 13

martico1 says...

We have to trust IL's judgment : his money and he is hardly a novice at this stuff. His appearances at Fans' Forums have been a breath (nay a gale) of fresh air in terms of honesty and openness.
I'm sure CW knows he has as good and fair a chairman as he is likely to get:
not many would have given him the contract he now has after last season's disappointment - we should be very glad he did and get right behind him as the loyal 5k did on Saturday. Whatever is it that persuades some of the past
attendees not to turn up now??!!
We have to trust IL's judgment : his money and he is hardly a novice at this stuff. His appearances at Fans' Forums have been a breath (nay a gale) of fresh air in terms of honesty and openness. I'm sure CW knows he has as good and fair a chairman as he is likely to get: not many would have given him the contract he now has after last season's disappointment - we should be very glad he did and get right behind him as the loyal 5k did on Saturday. Whatever is it that persuades some of the past attendees not to turn up now??!! martico1
  • Score: 8

4:48pm Mon 16 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Hopefully Watford might want Donkey Wilder?
Hopefully Watford might want Donkey Wilder? BigAlBiker
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5:04pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Headington Jim says...

A lot of common sense here now. If we go through the Christmas / New Year playing like this we may even see some daylight between us and the rest. We are going to miss Kitson though.
The important thing is to support the team and Manager. The stay always need to come back. Is their grudge more important than the Club or is it just an excuse?
Promotion is really possible this season so COYY.
A lot of common sense here now. If we go through the Christmas / New Year playing like this we may even see some daylight between us and the rest. We are going to miss Kitson though. The important thing is to support the team and Manager. The stay always need to come back. Is their grudge more important than the Club or is it just an excuse? Promotion is really possible this season so COYY. Headington Jim
  • Score: 8

5:06pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Headington Jim says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Hopefully Watford might want Donkey Wilder?
What a plonker. BigAlBiker that is.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Watford might want Donkey Wilder?[/p][/quote]What a plonker. BigAlBiker that is. Headington Jim
  • Score: 25

5:24pm Mon 16 Dec 13

OUFC 4 EVA says...

E I E I E I O up the football league we go!!!

and that my friends is down to CW, his staff and the players that CW has brought in! He should get at least a 2 year deal and if so i will be one happy season ticket holder!
E I E I E I O up the football league we go!!! and that my friends is down to CW, his staff and the players that CW has brought in! He should get at least a 2 year deal and if so i will be one happy season ticket holder! OUFC 4 EVA
  • Score: 16

6:41pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Sid Snakey says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Hopefully Watford might want Donkey Wilder?
You sound like an increasingly bigger fool every time you open your mouth.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Watford might want Donkey Wilder?[/p][/quote]You sound like an increasingly bigger fool every time you open your mouth. Sid Snakey
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6:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Sid Snakey says...

martico1 wrote:
We have to trust IL's judgment : his money and he is hardly a novice at this stuff. His appearances at Fans' Forums have been a breath (nay a gale) of fresh air in terms of honesty and openness.
I'm sure CW knows he has as good and fair a chairman as he is likely to get:
not many would have given him the contract he now has after last season's disappointment - we should be very glad he did and get right behind him as the loyal 5k did on Saturday. Whatever is it that persuades some of the past
attendees not to turn up now??!!
Marti

I think to be fair that a lot of fans have put up with some pretty dire performances over the past couple of years. They kept coming in the hope that things would improve, but in the end a lot have given up.

I include myself in this - I was a season ticket holder up until the end of 2012/13 but my wife finally said "you come home every Saturday evening in a bad mood - why do you keep going?"

I wasn't one of those calling for Wilder's sacking - I don't see football in black and white terms like many fans - I could see what Wilder was trying to do, but like some things in life it just wasn't working.

I also went to a smattering of home games earlier this season, and couldn't believe what I was seeing - top of the table playing away, but looking like relegation candidates at home. Even with the team top of the table, it's hard to watch performances like against Southend and especially Bristol.

However, recent home performances have really picked up - we are now matching attacking creativity with solid, organised defensive displays. Kitson and Williams have inspired the rest of the team who are now playing with confidence. When I saw Hunt play before, he looked dreadful - now he's suddenly looking like a very good player at this level. Amazing what a bit of confidence can do for you.

I hope that many like me who listen to Radio Oxford even when we're fed up with watching them will make every effort to get to the games for the rest of the season.
[quote][p][bold]martico1[/bold] wrote: We have to trust IL's judgment : his money and he is hardly a novice at this stuff. His appearances at Fans' Forums have been a breath (nay a gale) of fresh air in terms of honesty and openness. I'm sure CW knows he has as good and fair a chairman as he is likely to get: not many would have given him the contract he now has after last season's disappointment - we should be very glad he did and get right behind him as the loyal 5k did on Saturday. Whatever is it that persuades some of the past attendees not to turn up now??!![/p][/quote]Marti I think to be fair that a lot of fans have put up with some pretty dire performances over the past couple of years. They kept coming in the hope that things would improve, but in the end a lot have given up. I include myself in this - I was a season ticket holder up until the end of 2012/13 but my wife finally said "you come home every Saturday evening in a bad mood - why do you keep going?" I wasn't one of those calling for Wilder's sacking - I don't see football in black and white terms like many fans - I could see what Wilder was trying to do, but like some things in life it just wasn't working. I also went to a smattering of home games earlier this season, and couldn't believe what I was seeing - top of the table playing away, but looking like relegation candidates at home. Even with the team top of the table, it's hard to watch performances like against Southend and especially Bristol. However, recent home performances have really picked up - we are now matching attacking creativity with solid, organised defensive displays. Kitson and Williams have inspired the rest of the team who are now playing with confidence. When I saw Hunt play before, he looked dreadful - now he's suddenly looking like a very good player at this level. Amazing what a bit of confidence can do for you. I hope that many like me who listen to Radio Oxford even when we're fed up with watching them will make every effort to get to the games for the rest of the season. Sid Snakey
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7:05pm Mon 16 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
Hopefully Watford might want Donkey Wilder?
You sound like an increasingly bigger fool every time you open your mouth.
Hee Haww Hee Haww he always says that, Donkey Wilder that is, not me of course..

He has to go, you know it but won't admit it..
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Watford might want Donkey Wilder?[/p][/quote]You sound like an increasingly bigger fool every time you open your mouth.[/p][/quote]Hee Haww Hee Haww he always says that, Donkey Wilder that is, not me of course.. He has to go, you know it but won't admit it.. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -16

2:20am Tue 17 Dec 13

BigCrompy says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Sid Snakey wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote: Hopefully Watford might want Donkey Wilder?
You sound like an increasingly bigger fool every time you open your mouth.
Hee Haww Hee Haww he always says that, Donkey Wilder that is, not me of course.. He has to go, you know it but won't admit it..
Probably time to either offer something positive and constructive to this forum Al, or else just let it go.

I can't see why you're so desparate to be able to say "I told you so" when we're ostensibly pulling for the same team.

We've got Wilder until the end of this season, minimum; clearly given where he's taken the team to, with Whing, Meades and Potter to come in, this is the rudest health the team has been in for ages; let's just re-assess at the season's end.

If the wheels fall off in the interim, then let's by all means consider change in the summer. I don't think anyone will argue with you then.

But baying for blood incessantly now; is nothing short of destructive. What do you stand to gain from it, mate?
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Watford might want Donkey Wilder?[/p][/quote]You sound like an increasingly bigger fool every time you open your mouth.[/p][/quote]Hee Haww Hee Haww he always says that, Donkey Wilder that is, not me of course.. He has to go, you know it but won't admit it..[/p][/quote]Probably time to either offer something positive and constructive to this forum Al, or else just let it go. I can't see why you're so desparate to be able to say "I told you so" when we're ostensibly pulling for the same team. We've got Wilder until the end of this season, minimum; clearly given where he's taken the team to, with Whing, Meades and Potter to come in, this is the rudest health the team has been in for ages; let's just re-assess at the season's end. If the wheels fall off in the interim, then let's by all means consider change in the summer. I don't think anyone will argue with you then. But baying for blood incessantly now; is nothing short of destructive. What do you stand to gain from it, mate? BigCrompy
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11:57am Wed 18 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

BigCrompy said:-

But baying for blood incessantly now; is nothing short of destructive. What do you stand to gain from it, mate?


Well guess what "mate" and besides i am not your mate and never will be, the enjoyment i have gained from winding you lot up is awesome, talk about people biting when someone has something to say, did not the people on here even catch the smallest of clues when i said to appoint the facist known as Paolo DiCanio, or suggest Chris Wilder went to Watford? No you are a thick as mud. Why would any sensible supporter of Oxford United this year want what looks to be on performances so far a good year to send the manager elswhere???

OK yes i called for him to be sacked last year, and the year before because i thought he was rubbish, this year on the other hand he does seem to be selecting a good team, ok we could do better at home but confidence is coming and we can only hope. Bsed on this first half of the season he deserves another contract, how long for i shall leave that to IL.

Back to cutting grass you lot of numprty's.
BigCrompy said:- But baying for blood incessantly now; is nothing short of destructive. What do you stand to gain from it, mate? Well guess what "mate" and besides i am not your mate and never will be, the enjoyment i have gained from winding you lot up is awesome, talk about people biting when someone has something to say, did not the people on here even catch the smallest of clues when i said to appoint the facist known as Paolo DiCanio, or suggest Chris Wilder went to Watford? No you are a thick as mud. Why would any sensible supporter of Oxford United this year want what looks to be on performances so far a good year to send the manager elswhere??? OK yes i called for him to be sacked last year, and the year before because i thought he was rubbish, this year on the other hand he does seem to be selecting a good team, ok we could do better at home but confidence is coming and we can only hope. Bsed on this first half of the season he deserves another contract, how long for i shall leave that to IL. Back to cutting grass you lot of numprty's. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -2

10:55am Thu 19 Dec 13

BigCrompy says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
BigCrompy said:-

But baying for blood incessantly now; is nothing short of destructive. What do you stand to gain from it, mate?


Well guess what "mate" and besides i am not your mate and never will be, the enjoyment i have gained from winding you lot up is awesome, talk about people biting when someone has something to say, did not the people on here even catch the smallest of clues when i said to appoint the facist known as Paolo DiCanio, or suggest Chris Wilder went to Watford? No you are a thick as mud. Why would any sensible supporter of Oxford United this year want what looks to be on performances so far a good year to send the manager elswhere???

OK yes i called for him to be sacked last year, and the year before because i thought he was rubbish, this year on the other hand he does seem to be selecting a good team, ok we could do better at home but confidence is coming and we can only hope. Bsed on this first half of the season he deserves another contract, how long for i shall leave that to IL.

Back to cutting grass you lot of numprty's.
What a strange little boy.

I'm presuming all the other children point and call him names at school, either that or he's had a tragic break-up with his woolly girlfriend/uncle, Flossie.

Got one thing right, though - I certainly am as thick as mud. It's a constant source of amazement to me that I got through medical school when I'm quite this dim.

Or my post-grad diploma.

Or my specialist training.

I've been working hard at the Brain Training on the ol' DS though, and I'm hoping one day I'll be smart enough to come and join you and those other intellectual giants on the staff at Aldi.

You're quite right in that I'm also probably a complete and utter "numprty's", although I'm yet to fathom what one could possibly be.

However far be it from me to stand in the way of a little boy and his virtual "awesome enjoyment"; I'm probably best off deriving my enjoyment, like normal people, from his top-of-the-league team (and occasional social interaction with other human beings).

Gonna sign off now as I'm far too "wound up"…

…except that it's 40 degrees today in Melbourne, and I'm off to the beach. (Clue - I'm not really wound up at all).
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: BigCrompy said:- But baying for blood incessantly now; is nothing short of destructive. What do you stand to gain from it, mate? Well guess what "mate" and besides i am not your mate and never will be, the enjoyment i have gained from winding you lot up is awesome, talk about people biting when someone has something to say, did not the people on here even catch the smallest of clues when i said to appoint the facist known as Paolo DiCanio, or suggest Chris Wilder went to Watford? No you are a thick as mud. Why would any sensible supporter of Oxford United this year want what looks to be on performances so far a good year to send the manager elswhere??? OK yes i called for him to be sacked last year, and the year before because i thought he was rubbish, this year on the other hand he does seem to be selecting a good team, ok we could do better at home but confidence is coming and we can only hope. Bsed on this first half of the season he deserves another contract, how long for i shall leave that to IL. Back to cutting grass you lot of numprty's.[/p][/quote]What a strange little boy. I'm presuming all the other children point and call him names at school, either that or he's had a tragic break-up with his woolly girlfriend/uncle, Flossie. Got one thing right, though - I certainly am as thick as mud. It's a constant source of amazement to me that I got through medical school when I'm quite this dim. Or my post-grad diploma. Or my specialist training. I've been working hard at the Brain Training on the ol' DS though, and I'm hoping one day I'll be smart enough to come and join you and those other intellectual giants on the staff at Aldi. You're quite right in that I'm also probably a complete and utter "numprty's", although I'm yet to fathom what one could possibly be. However far be it from me to stand in the way of a little boy and his virtual "awesome enjoyment"; I'm probably best off deriving my enjoyment, like normal people, from his top-of-the-league team (and occasional social interaction with other human beings). Gonna sign off now as I'm far too "wound up"… …except that it's 40 degrees today in Melbourne, and I'm off to the beach. (Clue - I'm not really wound up at all). BigCrompy
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12:18pm Thu 19 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Top Man, go chuck a shrimp on the Barbie.

Up the U's.
Top Man, go chuck a shrimp on the Barbie. Up the U's. BigAlBiker
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1:33pm Thu 19 Dec 13

oldun says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Top Man, go chuck a shrimp on the Barbie.

Up the U's.
I will keep out of the way as those two BIG fellas , unless they aren't really big - like two other 'BIG' men, Ron Atkinson and Sam Allardyce - fat rather than big
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Top Man, go chuck a shrimp on the Barbie. Up the U's.[/p][/quote]I will keep out of the way as those two BIG fellas , unless they aren't really big - like two other 'BIG' men, Ron Atkinson and Sam Allardyce - fat rather than big oldun
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1:33pm Thu 19 Dec 13

oldun says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Top Man, go chuck a shrimp on the Barbie.

Up the U's.
I will keep out of the way as those two BIG fellas , unless they aren't really big - like two other 'BIG' men, Ron Atkinson and Sam Allardyce - fat rather than big
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Top Man, go chuck a shrimp on the Barbie. Up the U's.[/p][/quote]I will keep out of the way as those two BIG fellas , unless they aren't really big - like two other 'BIG' men, Ron Atkinson and Sam Allardyce - fat rather than big oldun
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