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Calling Oxford United's wavering fans

Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Update: Ryan Clarke on his Oxford United departure

Oxford Mail:

4:14pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

RYAN Clarke has admitted it is a sad day but he leaves Oxford United with "amazing memories" after six years at the club.

Stewart Donald invests more than £500k to buy Oxford United stake

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

OXFORD United have received a major financial injection with lifelong supporter Stewart Donald set to acquire a ten per cent stake in the club.

George Baldock buzzing at Oxford United return

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 1st July 2015

GEORGE Baldock described the decision join Oxford United as a “no-brainer” given the determination the club had shown to bring him back.

George Baldock joins Oxford United on season-long loan

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

GEORGE Baldock has agreed to return to Oxford United on a season-long loan deal from MK Dons.

Sky Sports to broadcast Oxford United's game at Bristol Rovers

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

OXFORD United’s game at Bristol Rovers in September has been selected for live coverage by Sky Sports.

TENNIS: Connor makes big impression in Norway

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

CONNOR Ferguson lost in the quarterfinals of his first 14 & Under Tennis Europe event, held in Oslo.

CRICKET: Will Eason is rewarded with county debut as Oxfordshire eye victory

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

WILL Eason will make his competitive Minor Counties debut for Oxfordshire against Wales this weekend.

RUGBY UNION: Darlington brothers make Chinnor switch

Oxford Mail: rugby generic

7:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

Chinnor have continued their summer recruitment drive with the signing of brothers Mark and Andrew Darlington from Dutch side RC ‘t Gooi.

WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: Oxford United Ladies skipper: Lionesses' World Cup has changed our game

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

England's incredible run to the semi-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup has been inspirational, according to Oxford United Women’s captain Sahara Osborne-Ricketts, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

TENNIS: Frost proves too hot to handle at Cholsey

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

EMMA Frost completed a hat-trick of title success at Cholsey’s annual club championships.

ROWING: Gold rush for Oxfordshire crews at Reading

Oxford Mail: rowing image close up of oars and rowers arms

7:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

ABINGDON School and St Edward’s starred at the Reading Town Regatta, which saw ten wins for Oxfordshire boats.

GOLF: Par is just fine for Eddie Pepperell

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

Eddie Pepperell dug in to begin his French Open campaign with a solid level par round.

CRICKET: Horspath take the heat off all-rounder Shahbaz Ali

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 3rd July 2015

SHAHBAZ Ali will play for Horspath’s second string tomorrow over fears he may be suffering with the intense heat during Ramadan.

PIGEON RACING: Latest results

Oxford Mail: WINGING IT: Amman Valley Pigeon Club got their season underway with a race from Swindon.

6:10am Friday 3rd July 2015

Oxford Central (Messac 7 sent 39): 1, 5, 6 L Wheeler 1195, 1132, 1083; 2, 10 M/M S Capon & son 1172, 862; 3, 4, 8 M Kelly 1136x2, 1046.8; 7 K Shipperley 1046.9; 9 T Irving 1008; 11 D Fellows 790.

CRICKET: Great & Little Tew skipper Andy Harris plays down summit meeting with Shipton-under-Wychwood

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

6:00am Friday 3rd July 2015

GREAT & Little Tew captain Andy Harris believes there is no added importance on this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash at home to rivals Shipton-under-Wychwood.

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