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Chris Wilder at Oxford United training ground, but not taking press conference

Oxford Mail: Chris Wilder and Mickey Lewis Chris Wilder and Mickey Lewis

Oxford United boss Chris Wilder declined to speak to media at this morning's press conference.

The U's manager is the favourite with bookmakers to take over at League Two basement side Northampton Town.

The Oxford Mail understands that an approach has been made by the Cobblers to United, but neither club has confirmed this.

Wilder was due to take the weekly press conference ahead of Oxford's home game with Torquay United tomorrow, but instead it was left to assistant Mickey Lewis to speak to the media.

When asked whether Lewis expects Wilder to be on the touchline tomorrow, he said: "As far as I'm led to believe and I hope that's the case."

He added: "There has been speculation about Chris a few times now, because he's a really good manager, so people are always mentioning him when jobs are about.

"He's really professional and has just got on with it, as we all have, and we are preparing for the game as normal.


"Everything is just the same, we are heading down to training shortly and nothing changes at all."

 

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9:54am Fri 24 Jan 14

South Upper 87 says...

I can give him a lift to sixfields. If he left today, it could well put a few hundred on the gate tomorrow if Chrissie Allen is put in temporary charge.
I can give him a lift to sixfields. If he left today, it could well put a few hundred on the gate tomorrow if Chrissie Allen is put in temporary charge. South Upper 87
  • Score: 0

10:22am Fri 24 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

Where r u Big Al, southstand upper 87 has offered the lift, will you be the motorcycle outrider if I bring up the rear?
Where r u Big Al, southstand upper 87 has offered the lift, will you be the motorcycle outrider if I bring up the rear? Richard Wickson
  • Score: 7

10:23am Fri 24 Jan 14

Yellowlines says...

South Upper 87 wrote:
I can give him a lift to sixfields. If he left today, it could well put a few hundred on the gate tomorrow if Chrissie Allen is put in temporary charge.
I'll help you take him. This is our chance. Spend the money on a proper striker and put the office cat in charge until we get a decent manager.
[quote][p][bold]South Upper 87[/bold] wrote: I can give him a lift to sixfields. If he left today, it could well put a few hundred on the gate tomorrow if Chrissie Allen is put in temporary charge.[/p][/quote]I'll help you take him. This is our chance. Spend the money on a proper striker and put the office cat in charge until we get a decent manager. Yellowlines
  • Score: 4

10:23am Fri 24 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

I'm here lads, hell i'd pay for the taxi for him to go, and yes if a outrider is needed i'm yer man, i can arrange flashing lights the lot.

I might even give him a farewell hug.
I'm here lads, hell i'd pay for the taxi for him to go, and yes if a outrider is needed i'm yer man, i can arrange flashing lights the lot. I might even give him a farewell hug. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 2

10:24am Fri 24 Jan 14

Dolly76 says...

I'm getting a bit fed up with all the uncertainty with the manager. I can see it from both sides, but Wilder or Lenegan could easily end the speculation, but they have chosen not to do so.

Either give him a new contract or let him go. If we are going to have any chance of promotion we need stability at this stage of the season.
I'm getting a bit fed up with all the uncertainty with the manager. I can see it from both sides, but Wilder or Lenegan could easily end the speculation, but they have chosen not to do so. Either give him a new contract or let him go. If we are going to have any chance of promotion we need stability at this stage of the season. Dolly76
  • Score: 35

10:48am Fri 24 Jan 14

87oufc says...

I don't think this denial of meeting with press proves anything. Maybe Chris is fully aware of the question he'll receive since he is also a target for the Cobblers.
I wouldn't be surprised he if just wanted to prepare for tomorrow.
I don't think this denial of meeting with press proves anything. Maybe Chris is fully aware of the question he'll receive since he is also a target for the Cobblers. I wouldn't be surprised he if just wanted to prepare for tomorrow. 87oufc
  • Score: 17

11:23am Fri 24 Jan 14

william12 says...

Win tomorrow .All will be forgiven for a week.
Win tomorrow .All will be forgiven for a week. william12
  • Score: 2

11:34am Fri 24 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

87oufc wrote:
I don't think this denial of meeting with press proves anything. Maybe Chris is fully aware of the question he'll receive since he is also a target for the Cobblers.
I wouldn't be surprised he if just wanted to prepare for tomorrow.
I think you are probably right, after all they would t be interested in how we are preparing for Torquay just about his situation. Thanks for the reply Big Al, get those flashing lights polished up, they may be needed. I personally think Lenagan isn't saying anything or offering a new contract yet as he left CW in no doubt, at the start of the season, that at least play offs were required, he probably thinks now we haven't the strength in depth to get thru the play offs that it's automatic or bust and on recent results it's bust. I never have been a fan of loanees, let's face it under CW we have had some stinkers, but, we need forward power now, recent results prove that, even Burton are feeling it now although their clean sheet record is what's keeping them up there. Has Aidy Boothroyd found another club? I thought he had but now not so sure!
[quote][p][bold]87oufc[/bold] wrote: I don't think this denial of meeting with press proves anything. Maybe Chris is fully aware of the question he'll receive since he is also a target for the Cobblers. I wouldn't be surprised he if just wanted to prepare for tomorrow.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right, after all they would t be interested in how we are preparing for Torquay just about his situation. Thanks for the reply Big Al, get those flashing lights polished up, they may be needed. I personally think Lenagan isn't saying anything or offering a new contract yet as he left CW in no doubt, at the start of the season, that at least play offs were required, he probably thinks now we haven't the strength in depth to get thru the play offs that it's automatic or bust and on recent results it's bust. I never have been a fan of loanees, let's face it under CW we have had some stinkers, but, we need forward power now, recent results prove that, even Burton are feeling it now although their clean sheet record is what's keeping them up there. Has Aidy Boothroyd found another club? I thought he had but now not so sure! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 2

12:38pm Fri 24 Jan 14

adlibber says...

I think he should go - I've been a long time critic of Wilder but I've also been happy for him to prove me wrong but he hasn't and we keep repeating the same cycle as last two years- I actually think he'll fail at Northampton if he goes there and I'm really surprised he's a candidate - I think Conference is Wilder's level because for me he doesn't possess the ability to change or manage teams when things go wrong when the competition is a bit better. I totally understand Lenagan's stance on contract too - he gave Wilder an extra year with a provision of an extension based on results and if we get automatic promotion Wilder may well be offered a contract extension and as much as I think that's a bad idea I can't argue with success. Sadly I just don't believe Wilder is the man for our immediate future. I won't shed a tear if he goes.
I think he should go - I've been a long time critic of Wilder but I've also been happy for him to prove me wrong but he hasn't and we keep repeating the same cycle as last two years- I actually think he'll fail at Northampton if he goes there and I'm really surprised he's a candidate - I think Conference is Wilder's level because for me he doesn't possess the ability to change or manage teams when things go wrong when the competition is a bit better. I totally understand Lenagan's stance on contract too - he gave Wilder an extra year with a provision of an extension based on results and if we get automatic promotion Wilder may well be offered a contract extension and as much as I think that's a bad idea I can't argue with success. Sadly I just don't believe Wilder is the man for our immediate future. I won't shed a tear if he goes. adlibber
  • Score: 9

2:17pm Fri 24 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

Is he still hanging on?

Well he has some nerve, nobody has seen him since the first ten minutes of the Charlton game then he went missing.
Is he still hanging on? Well he has some nerve, nobody has seen him since the first ten minutes of the Charlton game then he went missing. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 4

3:41pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Doctor69 says...

Please be true. Wilder out.
Please be true. Wilder out. Doctor69
  • Score: 4

4:02pm Fri 24 Jan 14

ralphington89 says...

Can only see this being an end to the season if he goes. You need stability at this time of season. Changing manager at the end of the January transfer window is no help to anyone. He's got the results this season. Maybe he should got more but we are definetly in the mix. 6 points off top with a game in hand... Who can argue with that!?
We need Wilder until at least the end of the season.
Can only see this being an end to the season if he goes. You need stability at this time of season. Changing manager at the end of the January transfer window is no help to anyone. He's got the results this season. Maybe he should got more but we are definetly in the mix. 6 points off top with a game in hand... Who can argue with that!? We need Wilder until at least the end of the season. ralphington89
  • Score: -2

5:15pm Fri 24 Jan 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

Some Oxford fans seem to have losts their heads - There is certainly little pont in changing managment until we're sure that we wont go up. We're not in the worst position, and we will have some big players retuning over the next months. I understand the frustrations with not winning the easy home matches, but please remember that it takes a very special manager, at the right time in his career and an ample amount of luck to produce the type of team and performance that some of you guys seem to fantasize about. I was so annoyed with a major section of our crowd after 65 minutes at Wycombe, the negativity from the support was terrible, no wonder we look so unconfident and fradgile at home. Fair play to Wycombe for getting behind their team. If we blow it again this year, all you moaners will be as much to bame as Wilder himself. Get behind the team for the full 90 and perhaps... just perhaps!!
Some Oxford fans seem to have losts their heads - There is certainly little pont in changing managment until we're sure that we wont go up. We're not in the worst position, and we will have some big players retuning over the next months. I understand the frustrations with not winning the easy home matches, but please remember that it takes a very special manager, at the right time in his career and an ample amount of luck to produce the type of team and performance that some of you guys seem to fantasize about. I was so annoyed with a major section of our crowd after 65 minutes at Wycombe, the negativity from the support was terrible, no wonder we look so unconfident and fradgile at home. Fair play to Wycombe for getting behind their team. If we blow it again this year, all you moaners will be as much to bame as Wilder himself. Get behind the team for the full 90 and perhaps... just perhaps!! EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 1

5:49pm Fri 24 Jan 14

bigchet says...

cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position bigchet
  • Score: -4

6:31pm Fri 24 Jan 14

greengarden says...

CW I'd leave if I was you. You've done a great job at OU, we now an established league 2 side and pushing for promotion, on very limited funds.

The negativity and absolute garbage spouted by some on the board and indeed the nonsense I hear at home game, I can honestly say best wishes if you go.

We wonder why we lack confidence at home, to be its no wonder with the amount of negativity and rubbish I hear from large sections of the Oxford Support. I've been following OU for 30 years and I think some people are living in the past, the game has changed beyond all belief now. We nearly went out of business when we dropped out of the league, but were back and who knows with a decent backer at sometime .....well who knows eh?

But the lunatics want to get back on the manager merry go round again thinking we find our saviour ..... yep they know best and as I alway say be very careful what you wish as it might just come true.

Anyway I will continue supporting my club with a positive outlook, unlike many others. If you do go Thank You you've done a great job more than many others could have done.
CW I'd leave if I was you. You've done a great job at OU, we now an established league 2 side and pushing for promotion, on very limited funds. The negativity and absolute garbage spouted by some on the board and indeed the nonsense I hear at home game, I can honestly say best wishes if you go. We wonder why we lack confidence at home, to be its no wonder with the amount of negativity and rubbish I hear from large sections of the Oxford Support. I've been following OU for 30 years and I think some people are living in the past, the game has changed beyond all belief now. We nearly went out of business when we dropped out of the league, but were back and who knows with a decent backer at sometime .....well who knows eh? But the lunatics want to get back on the manager merry go round again thinking we find our saviour ..... yep they know best and as I alway say be very careful what you wish as it might just come true. Anyway I will continue supporting my club with a positive outlook, unlike many others. If you do go Thank You you've done a great job more than many others could have done. greengarden
  • Score: 6

6:40pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

bigchet wrote:
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
Only problem with staying the same is if, as expected we again miss out on promotion. Things haven't looked so good since Christmas and I do think if we do achieve even the play offs but then miss out on going up IL will reward CW with a 3 year contract and while I don't agree with knee jerk reactions I don't think Mr Wilder can take us any further, he isn't a motivator, he isn't a good selector of goal scorers tho credit where it's due he is reasonable at finding defenders and defensive midfielders, he gets the odd attacking midfielder but not enough key goal scorers. He doesn't appear to have a Plan B during games tho I think the weak bench of untried players doesn't help, he doesn't have a game changer.. He also seems to concentrate more on the strengths of the opposition as opposed to highlighting their weakness and getting his players to exploit them, he also doesn't inspire confidence in his players as he doesn't encourage self belief amongst his squad. If we want this club to go forward he either needs to embrace change or go, the first half of this season he did appear to change but far too often he retreats into his dug out looking clueless!
[quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position[/p][/quote]Only problem with staying the same is if, as expected we again miss out on promotion. Things haven't looked so good since Christmas and I do think if we do achieve even the play offs but then miss out on going up IL will reward CW with a 3 year contract and while I don't agree with knee jerk reactions I don't think Mr Wilder can take us any further, he isn't a motivator, he isn't a good selector of goal scorers tho credit where it's due he is reasonable at finding defenders and defensive midfielders, he gets the odd attacking midfielder but not enough key goal scorers. He doesn't appear to have a Plan B during games tho I think the weak bench of untried players doesn't help, he doesn't have a game changer.. He also seems to concentrate more on the strengths of the opposition as opposed to highlighting their weakness and getting his players to exploit them, he also doesn't inspire confidence in his players as he doesn't encourage self belief amongst his squad. If we want this club to go forward he either needs to embrace change or go, the first half of this season he did appear to change but far too often he retreats into his dug out looking clueless! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 5

8:01pm Fri 24 Jan 14

87oufc says...

Richard Wickson wrote:
bigchet wrote:
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
Only problem with staying the same is if, as expected we again miss out on promotion. Things haven't looked so good since Christmas and I do think if we do achieve even the play offs but then miss out on going up IL will reward CW with a 3 year contract and while I don't agree with knee jerk reactions I don't think Mr Wilder can take us any further, he isn't a motivator, he isn't a good selector of goal scorers tho credit where it's due he is reasonable at finding defenders and defensive midfielders, he gets the odd attacking midfielder but not enough key goal scorers. He doesn't appear to have a Plan B during games tho I think the weak bench of untried players doesn't help, he doesn't have a game changer.. He also seems to concentrate more on the strengths of the opposition as opposed to highlighting their weakness and getting his players to exploit them, he also doesn't inspire confidence in his players as he doesn't encourage self belief amongst his squad. If we want this club to go forward he either needs to embrace change or go, the first half of this season he did appear to change but far too often he retreats into his dug out looking clueless!
I honestly don't think we were even that good before Christmas. Only the other teams doing so poorly resulted in us having top spot. I knew we couldn't keep it up as the season went on (...and that's my opinion and it isn't negative). But this is the most frustrating thing yet again. We have a prime opportunity to go up. This year and last were fairly poor for other teams but we can't take this opportunity to make the difference.
Nothing has convinced me this year that anything at Oxford has changed.
Would this all be different if we have 100% of the squad. I fear not, I think we'd be a little more convincing maybe but we aren't going to win games if the strikers can't score (1 up front, are you kidding me!!!!). This club needs a competing budget, this club requires new strikers and back-up for the injured defenders and possibly a manager who is willing to go attacking and gung-ho once in a while.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Wickson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position[/p][/quote]Only problem with staying the same is if, as expected we again miss out on promotion. Things haven't looked so good since Christmas and I do think if we do achieve even the play offs but then miss out on going up IL will reward CW with a 3 year contract and while I don't agree with knee jerk reactions I don't think Mr Wilder can take us any further, he isn't a motivator, he isn't a good selector of goal scorers tho credit where it's due he is reasonable at finding defenders and defensive midfielders, he gets the odd attacking midfielder but not enough key goal scorers. He doesn't appear to have a Plan B during games tho I think the weak bench of untried players doesn't help, he doesn't have a game changer.. He also seems to concentrate more on the strengths of the opposition as opposed to highlighting their weakness and getting his players to exploit them, he also doesn't inspire confidence in his players as he doesn't encourage self belief amongst his squad. If we want this club to go forward he either needs to embrace change or go, the first half of this season he did appear to change but far too often he retreats into his dug out looking clueless![/p][/quote]I honestly don't think we were even that good before Christmas. Only the other teams doing so poorly resulted in us having top spot. I knew we couldn't keep it up as the season went on (...and that's my opinion and it isn't negative). But this is the most frustrating thing yet again. We have a prime opportunity to go up. This year and last were fairly poor for other teams but we can't take this opportunity to make the difference. Nothing has convinced me this year that anything at Oxford has changed. Would this all be different if we have 100% of the squad. I fear not, I think we'd be a little more convincing maybe but we aren't going to win games if the strikers can't score (1 up front, are you kidding me!!!!). This club needs a competing budget, this club requires new strikers and back-up for the injured defenders and possibly a manager who is willing to go attacking and gung-ho once in a while. 87oufc
  • Score: 5

10:32pm Fri 24 Jan 14

adlibber says...

greengarden wrote:
CW I'd leave if I was you. You've done a great job at OU, we now an established league 2 side and pushing for promotion, on very limited funds.

The negativity and absolute garbage spouted by some on the board and indeed the nonsense I hear at home game, I can honestly say best wishes if you go.

We wonder why we lack confidence at home, to be its no wonder with the amount of negativity and rubbish I hear from large sections of the Oxford Support. I've been following OU for 30 years and I think some people are living in the past, the game has changed beyond all belief now. We nearly went out of business when we dropped out of the league, but were back and who knows with a decent backer at sometime .....well who knows eh?

But the lunatics want to get back on the manager merry go round again thinking we find our saviour ..... yep they know best and as I alway say be very careful what you wish as it might just come true.

Anyway I will continue supporting my club with a positive outlook, unlike many others. If you do go Thank You you've done a great job more than many others could have done.
Hilarious - completely devoid of the reality of where we are and blind to the failures of the last 3 seasons. You say wait till the end of the season - for what? another year in this dreadful league and Wilder moved on? That argument makes no sense whatsoever- Wilder is talking to other clubs in the same league what does that say about his lack of ambition (apart from it matches his limited ability) ? He's had more time at our club than any manager in the last 15 years and he has achieved one promotion followed by stagnation -some his signings have failed and any hope he has brought has been dampened by final third collapse.

You carry on waving the Wilder flag and accusing other fans of 'negativity'' yet the reality isn't on your side. If we take 9pts from next 3 games which on paper should be straightforward I'll give you the benefit of my doubt but if we don't well it's welcome to our world mate where Wilder is a spent force and we need a change whilst we still have a chance of going up - just like Scunthorpe has and hey look at them since their change of manager 12 games ago...
[quote][p][bold]greengarden[/bold] wrote: CW I'd leave if I was you. You've done a great job at OU, we now an established league 2 side and pushing for promotion, on very limited funds. The negativity and absolute garbage spouted by some on the board and indeed the nonsense I hear at home game, I can honestly say best wishes if you go. We wonder why we lack confidence at home, to be its no wonder with the amount of negativity and rubbish I hear from large sections of the Oxford Support. I've been following OU for 30 years and I think some people are living in the past, the game has changed beyond all belief now. We nearly went out of business when we dropped out of the league, but were back and who knows with a decent backer at sometime .....well who knows eh? But the lunatics want to get back on the manager merry go round again thinking we find our saviour ..... yep they know best and as I alway say be very careful what you wish as it might just come true. Anyway I will continue supporting my club with a positive outlook, unlike many others. If you do go Thank You you've done a great job more than many others could have done.[/p][/quote]Hilarious - completely devoid of the reality of where we are and blind to the failures of the last 3 seasons. You say wait till the end of the season - for what? another year in this dreadful league and Wilder moved on? That argument makes no sense whatsoever- Wilder is talking to other clubs in the same league what does that say about his lack of ambition (apart from it matches his limited ability) ? He's had more time at our club than any manager in the last 15 years and he has achieved one promotion followed by stagnation -some his signings have failed and any hope he has brought has been dampened by final third collapse. You carry on waving the Wilder flag and accusing other fans of 'negativity'' yet the reality isn't on your side. If we take 9pts from next 3 games which on paper should be straightforward I'll give you the benefit of my doubt but if we don't well it's welcome to our world mate where Wilder is a spent force and we need a change whilst we still have a chance of going up - just like Scunthorpe has and hey look at them since their change of manager 12 games ago... adlibber
  • Score: -1

11:06pm Fri 24 Jan 14

dorsetyellows says...

For me , I hope wilder stays with us , I am not his biggest fan but that's because I personally don't know him or what he is really like with the team .
I think a new addition to the coaching staff could be an option, any ex pros
Who played at a higher level ( attacking coach ) . What about the clubs scouting policy , does this need a shake up . There are also a few players
at the club who need to kick on or we need to kick out !
Whatever , thanks to Chris wilder for 5 years of honest hard work .
For me , I hope wilder stays with us , I am not his biggest fan but that's because I personally don't know him or what he is really like with the team . I think a new addition to the coaching staff could be an option, any ex pros Who played at a higher level ( attacking coach ) . What about the clubs scouting policy , does this need a shake up . There are also a few players at the club who need to kick on or we need to kick out ! Whatever , thanks to Chris wilder for 5 years of honest hard work . dorsetyellows
  • Score: -3

6:20am Sat 25 Jan 14

Davos P says...

Is anyone aware that there is also responsibility and blame on the players for our home form???? After all they are the ones on the pitch. The fact that we play very well away and poor in most home games tells me that Wilder has done a decent job in motivating the team. It'll be hilarious when Wilder goes and the Anti Wilder brigade realise that the magic pill didn't have any effect.
Is anyone aware that there is also responsibility and blame on the players for our home form???? After all they are the ones on the pitch. The fact that we play very well away and poor in most home games tells me that Wilder has done a decent job in motivating the team. It'll be hilarious when Wilder goes and the Anti Wilder brigade realise that the magic pill didn't have any effect. Davos P
  • Score: 4

8:10am Sat 25 Jan 14

oldun says...

bigchet wrote:
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
Affordable replacements?
From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club ,
even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris .
Yep, and many who would do much worse .
Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United
This side would struggle badly in the third tier
As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon
Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .
[quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position[/p][/quote]Affordable replacements? From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club , even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris . Yep, and many who would do much worse . Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United This side would struggle badly in the third tier As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts . oldun
  • Score: -4

8:52am Sat 25 Jan 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

oldun wrote:
bigchet wrote:
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
Affordable replacements?
From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club ,
even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris .
Yep, and many who would do much worse .
Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United
This side would struggle badly in the third tier
As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon
Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .
look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake!
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position[/p][/quote]Affordable replacements? From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club , even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris . Yep, and many who would do much worse . Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United This side would struggle badly in the third tier As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .[/p][/quote]look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake! EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 5

9:08am Sat 25 Jan 14

oldun says...

EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
oldun wrote:
bigchet wrote:
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
Affordable replacements?
From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club ,
even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris .
Yep, and many who would do much worse .
Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United
This side would struggle badly in the third tier
As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon
Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .
look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake!
Did I say that EVERY available manager would be better than Chris??? No!!!!! I am behind our football team/club - most of us will be so long after many managers have moved on.
Like Chris (of course , he is paid to take interest) , I very much care about how things are going (says a weird old fashioned thumbs down addict).
[quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position[/p][/quote]Affordable replacements? From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club , even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris . Yep, and many who would do much worse . Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United This side would struggle badly in the third tier As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .[/p][/quote]look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake![/p][/quote]Did I say that EVERY available manager would be better than Chris??? No!!!!! I am behind our football team/club - most of us will be so long after many managers have moved on. Like Chris (of course , he is paid to take interest) , I very much care about how things are going (says a weird old fashioned thumbs down addict). oldun
  • Score: -1

9:12am Sat 25 Jan 14

oldun says...

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  • Score: 0

9:51am Sat 25 Jan 14

johnlennonar says...

Never heard of Oxford before reading a link on BBC sport HAHAHA LOL
Who are Oxford anyway?
Never heard of Oxford before reading a link on BBC sport HAHAHA LOL Who are Oxford anyway? johnlennonar
  • Score: 2

12:46pm Sat 25 Jan 14

OX4-OUFC says...

adlibber wrote:
greengarden wrote:
CW I'd leave if I was you. You've done a great job at OU, we now an established league 2 side and pushing for promotion, on very limited funds.

The negativity and absolute garbage spouted by some on the board and indeed the nonsense I hear at home game, I can honestly say best wishes if you go.

We wonder why we lack confidence at home, to be its no wonder with the amount of negativity and rubbish I hear from large sections of the Oxford Support. I've been following OU for 30 years and I think some people are living in the past, the game has changed beyond all belief now. We nearly went out of business when we dropped out of the league, but were back and who knows with a decent backer at sometime .....well who knows eh?

But the lunatics want to get back on the manager merry go round again thinking we find our saviour ..... yep they know best and as I alway say be very careful what you wish as it might just come true.

Anyway I will continue supporting my club with a positive outlook, unlike many others. If you do go Thank You you've done a great job more than many others could have done.
Hilarious - completely devoid of the reality of where we are and blind to the failures of the last 3 seasons. You say wait till the end of the season - for what? another year in this dreadful league and Wilder moved on? That argument makes no sense whatsoever- Wilder is talking to other clubs in the same league what does that say about his lack of ambition (apart from it matches his limited ability) ? He's had more time at our club than any manager in the last 15 years and he has achieved one promotion followed by stagnation -some his signings have failed and any hope he has brought has been dampened by final third collapse.

You carry on waving the Wilder flag and accusing other fans of 'negativity'' yet the reality isn't on your side. If we take 9pts from next 3 games which on paper should be straightforward I'll give you the benefit of my doubt but if we don't well it's welcome to our world mate where Wilder is a spent force and we need a change whilst we still have a chance of going up - just like Scunthorpe has and hey look at them since their change of manager 12 games ago...
Good post Green Garden, some people on here do understand the reality of our club. Ad libber you are hilarious and completely "devoid of the reality". Try doing a little research before you spout off your usual nonsense on here. Managerial (far worst than Wilder) merry go round put this club in the conference which is a far more "dreadful league" than league 2. Sadly the Kassam rent factor and our stay away so called "fans" means that our player budget is less than that of many clubs in this league such as even Northampton as revealed on the radio today. Once again you use Scunthorpe as an example when you don't even understand that their chairman (Peter Swann) is married to Karin who just happens to be the granddaughter of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores founder in the Sunday Times rich list worth around the £340 million. Ever wondered why they have just signed four players in the January transfer window and are building a new £20 million, 12,000 capacity stadium ? No wonder they're top of the league but only six points ahead of Oxford having played one more game. Jim Smith was one of the main supporters of Wilder's appointment precisely because he can make clubs competitive on limited resources which sadly has been and still is our club and Wilders reality.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greengarden[/bold] wrote: CW I'd leave if I was you. You've done a great job at OU, we now an established league 2 side and pushing for promotion, on very limited funds. The negativity and absolute garbage spouted by some on the board and indeed the nonsense I hear at home game, I can honestly say best wishes if you go. We wonder why we lack confidence at home, to be its no wonder with the amount of negativity and rubbish I hear from large sections of the Oxford Support. I've been following OU for 30 years and I think some people are living in the past, the game has changed beyond all belief now. We nearly went out of business when we dropped out of the league, but were back and who knows with a decent backer at sometime .....well who knows eh? But the lunatics want to get back on the manager merry go round again thinking we find our saviour ..... yep they know best and as I alway say be very careful what you wish as it might just come true. Anyway I will continue supporting my club with a positive outlook, unlike many others. If you do go Thank You you've done a great job more than many others could have done.[/p][/quote]Hilarious - completely devoid of the reality of where we are and blind to the failures of the last 3 seasons. You say wait till the end of the season - for what? another year in this dreadful league and Wilder moved on? That argument makes no sense whatsoever- Wilder is talking to other clubs in the same league what does that say about his lack of ambition (apart from it matches his limited ability) ? He's had more time at our club than any manager in the last 15 years and he has achieved one promotion followed by stagnation -some his signings have failed and any hope he has brought has been dampened by final third collapse. You carry on waving the Wilder flag and accusing other fans of 'negativity'' yet the reality isn't on your side. If we take 9pts from next 3 games which on paper should be straightforward I'll give you the benefit of my doubt but if we don't well it's welcome to our world mate where Wilder is a spent force and we need a change whilst we still have a chance of going up - just like Scunthorpe has and hey look at them since their change of manager 12 games ago...[/p][/quote]Good post Green Garden, some people on here do understand the reality of our club. Ad libber you are hilarious and completely "devoid of the reality". Try doing a little research before you spout off your usual nonsense on here. Managerial (far worst than Wilder) merry go round put this club in the conference which is a far more "dreadful league" than league 2. Sadly the Kassam rent factor and our stay away so called "fans" means that our player budget is less than that of many clubs in this league such as even Northampton as revealed on the radio today. Once again you use Scunthorpe as an example when you don't even understand that their chairman (Peter Swann) is married to Karin who just happens to be the granddaughter of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores founder in the Sunday Times rich list worth around the £340 million. Ever wondered why they have just signed four players in the January transfer window and are building a new £20 million, 12,000 capacity stadium ? No wonder they're top of the league but only six points ahead of Oxford having played one more game. Jim Smith was one of the main supporters of Wilder's appointment precisely because he can make clubs competitive on limited resources which sadly has been and still is our club and Wilders reality. OX4-OUFC
  • Score: 4

12:52pm Sat 25 Jan 14

oldun says...

OX4-OUFC wrote:
adlibber wrote:
greengarden wrote:
CW I'd leave if I was you. You've done a great job at OU, we now an established league 2 side and pushing for promotion, on very limited funds.

The negativity and absolute garbage spouted by some on the board and indeed the nonsense I hear at home game, I can honestly say best wishes if you go.

We wonder why we lack confidence at home, to be its no wonder with the amount of negativity and rubbish I hear from large sections of the Oxford Support. I've been following OU for 30 years and I think some people are living in the past, the game has changed beyond all belief now. We nearly went out of business when we dropped out of the league, but were back and who knows with a decent backer at sometime .....well who knows eh?

But the lunatics want to get back on the manager merry go round again thinking we find our saviour ..... yep they know best and as I alway say be very careful what you wish as it might just come true.

Anyway I will continue supporting my club with a positive outlook, unlike many others. If you do go Thank You you've done a great job more than many others could have done.
Hilarious - completely devoid of the reality of where we are and blind to the failures of the last 3 seasons. You say wait till the end of the season - for what? another year in this dreadful league and Wilder moved on? That argument makes no sense whatsoever- Wilder is talking to other clubs in the same league what does that say about his lack of ambition (apart from it matches his limited ability) ? He's had more time at our club than any manager in the last 15 years and he has achieved one promotion followed by stagnation -some his signings have failed and any hope he has brought has been dampened by final third collapse.

You carry on waving the Wilder flag and accusing other fans of 'negativity'' yet the reality isn't on your side. If we take 9pts from next 3 games which on paper should be straightforward I'll give you the benefit of my doubt but if we don't well it's welcome to our world mate where Wilder is a spent force and we need a change whilst we still have a chance of going up - just like Scunthorpe has and hey look at them since their change of manager 12 games ago...
Good post Green Garden, some people on here do understand the reality of our club. Ad libber you are hilarious and completely "devoid of the reality". Try doing a little research before you spout off your usual nonsense on here. Managerial (far worst than Wilder) merry go round put this club in the conference which is a far more "dreadful league" than league 2. Sadly the Kassam rent factor and our stay away so called "fans" means that our player budget is less than that of many clubs in this league such as even Northampton as revealed on the radio today. Once again you use Scunthorpe as an example when you don't even understand that their chairman (Peter Swann) is married to Karin who just happens to be the granddaughter of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores founder in the Sunday Times rich list worth around the £340 million. Ever wondered why they have just signed four players in the January transfer window and are building a new £20 million, 12,000 capacity stadium ? No wonder they're top of the league but only six points ahead of Oxford having played one more game. Jim Smith was one of the main supporters of Wilder's appointment precisely because he can make clubs competitive on limited resources which sadly has been and still is our club and Wilders reality.
Over the past two years, Chris has not used his limited resources on the pitch as well as he should have done - has he?

I hope that Chris proves me wrong today - fine performance , good tactics and a well deserved 3 points is not too much to hope for - is it?
[quote][p][bold]OX4-OUFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greengarden[/bold] wrote: CW I'd leave if I was you. You've done a great job at OU, we now an established league 2 side and pushing for promotion, on very limited funds. The negativity and absolute garbage spouted by some on the board and indeed the nonsense I hear at home game, I can honestly say best wishes if you go. We wonder why we lack confidence at home, to be its no wonder with the amount of negativity and rubbish I hear from large sections of the Oxford Support. I've been following OU for 30 years and I think some people are living in the past, the game has changed beyond all belief now. We nearly went out of business when we dropped out of the league, but were back and who knows with a decent backer at sometime .....well who knows eh? But the lunatics want to get back on the manager merry go round again thinking we find our saviour ..... yep they know best and as I alway say be very careful what you wish as it might just come true. Anyway I will continue supporting my club with a positive outlook, unlike many others. If you do go Thank You you've done a great job more than many others could have done.[/p][/quote]Hilarious - completely devoid of the reality of where we are and blind to the failures of the last 3 seasons. You say wait till the end of the season - for what? another year in this dreadful league and Wilder moved on? That argument makes no sense whatsoever- Wilder is talking to other clubs in the same league what does that say about his lack of ambition (apart from it matches his limited ability) ? He's had more time at our club than any manager in the last 15 years and he has achieved one promotion followed by stagnation -some his signings have failed and any hope he has brought has been dampened by final third collapse. You carry on waving the Wilder flag and accusing other fans of 'negativity'' yet the reality isn't on your side. If we take 9pts from next 3 games which on paper should be straightforward I'll give you the benefit of my doubt but if we don't well it's welcome to our world mate where Wilder is a spent force and we need a change whilst we still have a chance of going up - just like Scunthorpe has and hey look at them since their change of manager 12 games ago...[/p][/quote]Good post Green Garden, some people on here do understand the reality of our club. Ad libber you are hilarious and completely "devoid of the reality". Try doing a little research before you spout off your usual nonsense on here. Managerial (far worst than Wilder) merry go round put this club in the conference which is a far more "dreadful league" than league 2. Sadly the Kassam rent factor and our stay away so called "fans" means that our player budget is less than that of many clubs in this league such as even Northampton as revealed on the radio today. Once again you use Scunthorpe as an example when you don't even understand that their chairman (Peter Swann) is married to Karin who just happens to be the granddaughter of the Wilkinson Hardware Stores founder in the Sunday Times rich list worth around the £340 million. Ever wondered why they have just signed four players in the January transfer window and are building a new £20 million, 12,000 capacity stadium ? No wonder they're top of the league but only six points ahead of Oxford having played one more game. Jim Smith was one of the main supporters of Wilder's appointment precisely because he can make clubs competitive on limited resources which sadly has been and still is our club and Wilders reality.[/p][/quote]Over the past two years, Chris has not used his limited resources on the pitch as well as he should have done - has he? I hope that Chris proves me wrong today - fine performance , good tactics and a well deserved 3 points is not too much to hope for - is it? oldun
  • Score: 2

5:18pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Davos P says...

oldun wrote:
EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
oldun wrote:
bigchet wrote:
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
Affordable replacements?
From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club ,
even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris .
Yep, and many who would do much worse .
Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United
This side would struggle badly in the third tier
As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon
Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .
look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake!
Did I say that EVERY available manager would be better than Chris??? No!!!!! I am behind our football team/club - most of us will be so long after many managers have moved on.
Like Chris (of course , he is paid to take interest) , I very much care about how things are going (says a weird old fashioned thumbs down addict).
You contradict yourself constantly! 'Im a Wilder fan' 'He should go!' Top 3 - Snore Snore. Looks like you and all the others have contributed to us losing a decent Manager who has seen us get 4 points off the top with a game in hand. Congrats
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position[/p][/quote]Affordable replacements? From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club , even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris . Yep, and many who would do much worse . Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United This side would struggle badly in the third tier As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .[/p][/quote]look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake![/p][/quote]Did I say that EVERY available manager would be better than Chris??? No!!!!! I am behind our football team/club - most of us will be so long after many managers have moved on. Like Chris (of course , he is paid to take interest) , I very much care about how things are going (says a weird old fashioned thumbs down addict).[/p][/quote]You contradict yourself constantly! 'Im a Wilder fan' 'He should go!' Top 3 - Snore Snore. Looks like you and all the others have contributed to us losing a decent Manager who has seen us get 4 points off the top with a game in hand. Congrats Davos P
  • Score: 0

5:24pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Davos P says...

Richard Wickson wrote:
bigchet wrote:
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
Only problem with staying the same is if, as expected we again miss out on promotion. Things haven't looked so good since Christmas and I do think if we do achieve even the play offs but then miss out on going up IL will reward CW with a 3 year contract and while I don't agree with knee jerk reactions I don't think Mr Wilder can take us any further, he isn't a motivator, he isn't a good selector of goal scorers tho credit where it's due he is reasonable at finding defenders and defensive midfielders, he gets the odd attacking midfielder but not enough key goal scorers. He doesn't appear to have a Plan B during games tho I think the weak bench of untried players doesn't help, he doesn't have a game changer.. He also seems to concentrate more on the strengths of the opposition as opposed to highlighting their weakness and getting his players to exploit them, he also doesn't inspire confidence in his players as he doesn't encourage self belief amongst his squad. If we want this club to go forward he either needs to embrace change or go, the first half of this season he did appear to change but far too often he retreats into his dug out looking clueless!
No wonder we tail away at the end of the season. Your comments are littered with negative expectations. With those vibes coming from the 'fans' it clearly runs off on players. Bet you sit in the Statuesque South Stand! Advocating getting rid of Wilder at this stage is nonsensical.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Wickson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position[/p][/quote]Only problem with staying the same is if, as expected we again miss out on promotion. Things haven't looked so good since Christmas and I do think if we do achieve even the play offs but then miss out on going up IL will reward CW with a 3 year contract and while I don't agree with knee jerk reactions I don't think Mr Wilder can take us any further, he isn't a motivator, he isn't a good selector of goal scorers tho credit where it's due he is reasonable at finding defenders and defensive midfielders, he gets the odd attacking midfielder but not enough key goal scorers. He doesn't appear to have a Plan B during games tho I think the weak bench of untried players doesn't help, he doesn't have a game changer.. He also seems to concentrate more on the strengths of the opposition as opposed to highlighting their weakness and getting his players to exploit them, he also doesn't inspire confidence in his players as he doesn't encourage self belief amongst his squad. If we want this club to go forward he either needs to embrace change or go, the first half of this season he did appear to change but far too often he retreats into his dug out looking clueless![/p][/quote]No wonder we tail away at the end of the season. Your comments are littered with negative expectations. With those vibes coming from the 'fans' it clearly runs off on players. Bet you sit in the Statuesque South Stand! Advocating getting rid of Wilder at this stage is nonsensical. Davos P
  • Score: 1

5:35pm Sat 25 Jan 14

greengarden says...

Well done CW and Oxf Utd another 3 pts.

I'm sure the negative anti CW brigade who usually post there absolute garbage on here will so disappointed that we won today,

Let's just ignore them.

Come on you Yellows we have everything to play for ! The majority are behind the club and mgmt who are working so hard to get us promoted
Well done CW and Oxf Utd another 3 pts. I'm sure the negative anti CW brigade who usually post there absolute garbage on here will so disappointed that we won today, Let's just ignore them. Come on you Yellows we have everything to play for ! The majority are behind the club and mgmt who are working so hard to get us promoted greengarden
  • Score: 2

7:08pm Sat 25 Jan 14

oldun says...

Davos P wrote:
oldun wrote:
EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
oldun wrote:
bigchet wrote:
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
Affordable replacements?
From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club ,
even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris .
Yep, and many who would do much worse .
Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United
This side would struggle badly in the third tier
As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon
Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .
look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake!
Did I say that EVERY available manager would be better than Chris??? No!!!!! I am behind our football team/club - most of us will be so long after many managers have moved on.
Like Chris (of course , he is paid to take interest) , I very much care about how things are going (says a weird old fashioned thumbs down addict).
You contradict yourself constantly! 'Im a Wilder fan' 'He should go!' Top 3 - Snore Snore. Looks like you and all the others have contributed to us losing a decent Manager who has seen us get 4 points off the top with a game in hand. Congrats
His going is all down to me and the others on here ?
You are jesting

Contradiction - "I like Chris" - "he should go" Contradiction ? - I don't think so (over 5 years was long enough eve for a likable guy like Chris !!

It was the style of football his teams were playing (at home) and his tactics (at home) which I detested



He was not going to take us up - maybe his replacement won't - but If IL selects carefully we will ge a better manager tan Chris .
[quote][p][bold]Davos P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position[/p][/quote]Affordable replacements? From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club , even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris . Yep, and many who would do much worse . Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United This side would struggle badly in the third tier As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .[/p][/quote]look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake![/p][/quote]Did I say that EVERY available manager would be better than Chris??? No!!!!! I am behind our football team/club - most of us will be so long after many managers have moved on. Like Chris (of course , he is paid to take interest) , I very much care about how things are going (says a weird old fashioned thumbs down addict).[/p][/quote]You contradict yourself constantly! 'Im a Wilder fan' 'He should go!' Top 3 - Snore Snore. Looks like you and all the others have contributed to us losing a decent Manager who has seen us get 4 points off the top with a game in hand. Congrats[/p][/quote]His going is all down to me and the others on here ? You are jesting Contradiction - "I like Chris" - "he should go" Contradiction ? - I don't think so (over 5 years was long enough eve for a likable guy like Chris !! It was the style of football his teams were playing (at home) and his tactics (at home) which I detested He was not going to take us up - maybe his replacement won't - but If IL selects carefully we will ge a better manager tan Chris . oldun
  • Score: 0

7:10pm Sat 25 Jan 14

oldun says...

greengarden wrote:
Well done CW and Oxf Utd another 3 pts.

I'm sure the negative anti CW brigade who usually post there absolute garbage on here will so disappointed that we won today,

Let's just ignore them.

Come on you Yellows we have everything to play for ! The majority are behind the club and mgmt who are working so hard to get us promoted
I am always a big supporter of our club - very pleased we got 3 points.
[quote][p][bold]greengarden[/bold] wrote: Well done CW and Oxf Utd another 3 pts. I'm sure the negative anti CW brigade who usually post there absolute garbage on here will so disappointed that we won today, Let's just ignore them. Come on you Yellows we have everything to play for ! The majority are behind the club and mgmt who are working so hard to get us promoted[/p][/quote]I am always a big supporter of our club - very pleased we got 3 points. oldun
  • Score: 0

10:40pm Sat 25 Jan 14

BenkiuGuasu says...

Al and company... You have your wish... Huge step backwards and zero chance of promotion. I hope you are happy now you smug bunch of retards with no understanding of football
Al and company... You have your wish... Huge step backwards and zero chance of promotion. I hope you are happy now you smug bunch of retards with no understanding of football BenkiuGuasu
  • Score: 3

12:39pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Davos P says...

oldun wrote:
Davos P wrote:
oldun wrote:
EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
oldun wrote:
bigchet wrote:
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
Affordable replacements?
From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club ,
even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris .
Yep, and many who would do much worse .
Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United
This side would struggle badly in the third tier
As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon
Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .
look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake!
Did I say that EVERY available manager would be better than Chris??? No!!!!! I am behind our football team/club - most of us will be so long after many managers have moved on.
Like Chris (of course , he is paid to take interest) , I very much care about how things are going (says a weird old fashioned thumbs down addict).
You contradict yourself constantly! 'Im a Wilder fan' 'He should go!' Top 3 - Snore Snore. Looks like you and all the others have contributed to us losing a decent Manager who has seen us get 4 points off the top with a game in hand. Congrats
His going is all down to me and the others on here ?
You are jesting

Contradiction - "I like Chris" - "he should go" Contradiction ? - I don't think so (over 5 years was long enough eve for a likable guy like Chris !!

It was the style of football his teams were playing (at home) and his tactics (at home) which I detested



He was not going to take us up - maybe his replacement won't - but If IL selects carefully we will ge a better manager tan Chris .
You said in more than 1 post before that you believed he would take us up! Never mind eh?
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davos P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position[/p][/quote]Affordable replacements? From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club , even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris . Yep, and many who would do much worse . Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United This side would struggle badly in the third tier As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .[/p][/quote]look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake![/p][/quote]Did I say that EVERY available manager would be better than Chris??? No!!!!! I am behind our football team/club - most of us will be so long after many managers have moved on. Like Chris (of course , he is paid to take interest) , I very much care about how things are going (says a weird old fashioned thumbs down addict).[/p][/quote]You contradict yourself constantly! 'Im a Wilder fan' 'He should go!' Top 3 - Snore Snore. Looks like you and all the others have contributed to us losing a decent Manager who has seen us get 4 points off the top with a game in hand. Congrats[/p][/quote]His going is all down to me and the others on here ? You are jesting Contradiction - "I like Chris" - "he should go" Contradiction ? - I don't think so (over 5 years was long enough eve for a likable guy like Chris !! It was the style of football his teams were playing (at home) and his tactics (at home) which I detested He was not going to take us up - maybe his replacement won't - but If IL selects carefully we will ge a better manager tan Chris .[/p][/quote]You said in more than 1 post before that you believed he would take us up! Never mind eh? Davos P
  • Score: 0

1:14pm Sun 26 Jan 14

oldun says...

Davos P wrote:
oldun wrote:
Davos P wrote:
oldun wrote:
EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
oldun wrote:
bigchet wrote:
cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position
Affordable replacements?
From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club ,
even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris .
Yep, and many who would do much worse .
Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United
This side would struggle badly in the third tier
As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon
Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .
look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake!
Did I say that EVERY available manager would be better than Chris??? No!!!!! I am behind our football team/club - most of us will be so long after many managers have moved on.
Like Chris (of course , he is paid to take interest) , I very much care about how things are going (says a weird old fashioned thumbs down addict).
You contradict yourself constantly! 'Im a Wilder fan' 'He should go!' Top 3 - Snore Snore. Looks like you and all the others have contributed to us losing a decent Manager who has seen us get 4 points off the top with a game in hand. Congrats
His going is all down to me and the others on here ?
You are jesting

Contradiction - "I like Chris" - "he should go" Contradiction ? - I don't think so (over 5 years was long enough eve for a likable guy like Chris !!

It was the style of football his teams were playing (at home) and his tactics (at home) which I detested



He was not going to take us up - maybe his replacement won't - but If IL selects carefully we will ge a better manager tan Chris .
You said in more than 1 post before that you believed he would take us up! Never mind eh?
That's no contradiction (look it up) - it's changing my mind with further info. At times I did believe that he would take us up this season (eg when we were top) . I would have thought so again had we won the coming five matches
[quote][p][bold]Davos P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davos P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: cant argue with the fact that we have been dire at home but the other facts to bear in mind when talking about change of manager is that our unbeaten away record is best in the fl so surely he should get credit and we are just six points off the top with a game in hand. which is not a bad position to be in. lots of suggestions about cw removal but very few about affordable replacements.so could anyone have a likely candidate in my opinion that we stick with what we have until the end of the season and then make a decision depending on our final position[/p][/quote]Affordable replacements? From the dozens (of course, dozens) of wannabe managers who are looking to manage almost any 4th division club , even a low paying one like our cash strapped club, you (I, or any of us) could name at least half a dozen who would almost certainly do better than Chris . Yep, and many who would do much worse . Look down the list of the also rans on the betting list for the job of struggling Northampton and you will see many who you would prefer to Chris at United This side would struggle badly in the third tier As a big supporter of Chris' , I have to say , his very long tenure must end very soon Three points today are essential says one of the "thumbs down" addicts .[/p][/quote]look at who Northampton sacked. Was he not a high calibre manager with a supposedly good squad that could not achieve? Get behind our team for gods sake![/p][/quote]Did I say that EVERY available manager would be better than Chris??? No!!!!! I am behind our football team/club - most of us will be so long after many managers have moved on. Like Chris (of course , he is paid to take interest) , I very much care about how things are going (says a weird old fashioned thumbs down addict).[/p][/quote]You contradict yourself constantly! 'Im a Wilder fan' 'He should go!' Top 3 - Snore Snore. Looks like you and all the others have contributed to us losing a decent Manager who has seen us get 4 points off the top with a game in hand. Congrats[/p][/quote]His going is all down to me and the others on here ? You are jesting Contradiction - "I like Chris" - "he should go" Contradiction ? - I don't think so (over 5 years was long enough eve for a likable guy like Chris !! It was the style of football his teams were playing (at home) and his tactics (at home) which I detested He was not going to take us up - maybe his replacement won't - but If IL selects carefully we will ge a better manager tan Chris .[/p][/quote]You said in more than 1 post before that you believed he would take us up! Never mind eh?[/p][/quote]That's no contradiction (look it up) - it's changing my mind with further info. At times I did believe that he would take us up this season (eg when we were top) . I would have thought so again had we won the coming five matches oldun
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