Wilder's mixed feelings after Oxford United's 0-0 draw

Oxford Mail: Torquay goalkeeper Martin Rice does enough to stop Oxford striker James Constable finding the net in the 0-0 draw at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday Torquay goalkeeper Martin Rice does enough to stop Oxford striker James Constable finding the net in the 0-0 draw at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday

CHRIS Wilder could not fault Oxford United’s effort against Torquay United on Saturday.

But the U’s boss was left frustrated that an improved performance did not bring more than a goalless draw.

Going into the game on the back of a 3-2 defeat at home to Dagenham in midweek, United were in control for the majority of the game and were dominant after half-time.

But they were unable to convert the pressure into goals.

“I’m disappointed we’ve not won – I didn’t think we got the rewards that our play deserved,” the United manager said.

“The chairman (Ian Lenagan) put in his programme notes that seasons are defined by the reaction to disappointment and I thought that was a fantastic reaction to an extremely disappointing Tuesday. “It wasn’t a disaster on Tuesday but it was a disappointment, so we had to get on with it and stick our chests out. “The players have to take responsibility and I think they did that all afternoon. “I can’t fault them, everybody who watched the game will be extremely puzzled as to how we’ve not got a win.”

Wilder admitted taking a single point from the two home games fell short of expectations.

However, he felt the display against Torquay was reason to be positive.

He said: “It is a disappointing points tally for the week, we’ve had chalk and cheese performances. “It’s been a tough few days after Tuesday, but I think if people are honest that have watched us they will think that’s a lot better.

“People will always pick up on the negative performances and not look at the consistent, decent performances that we’ve had over the last month, when we’ve got our better players back.

“It always gives us something to build on because the players showed a reaction.”

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3:59pm Mon 12 Nov 12

oldun says...

Yep CW - "Consistent decent performances over the past month" - time we got above 17th - win on Sat might lift us up to about 14th

We need god performances to get up into the top three - there is time but things must be much better than 'decent'

£100 from me to a regitsered charity if we go up at the end of the season - very happy to pay up
Yep CW - "Consistent decent performances over the past month" - time we got above 17th - win on Sat might lift us up to about 14th We need god performances to get up into the top three - there is time but things must be much better than 'decent' £100 from me to a regitsered charity if we go up at the end of the season - very happy to pay up oldun
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4:07pm Mon 12 Nov 12

oldun says...

Over the past 'month' our 'consistent decent' performances have seen us drop 11 points out of 18!! . Yep, we are too keen to criticise
Over the past 'month' our 'consistent decent' performances have seen us drop 11 points out of 18!! . Yep, we are too keen to criticise oldun
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4:20pm Mon 12 Nov 12

CamView says...

I hae been very selective of late about the games I go to.
I am not a Wilder fan. I have not forgiven him for te last nine games of last season and the six losses h season. However, the Torquay performance was not bad at all and there was some good football played by Oxford. If only one of the many chances had to go in and it would have been a much different story. The team seemed to have a much better balance to it. Having said that on cannot rely on Wilder to stick with a well ballanced team. He will swap it al about and we will drop more points. To that extent Wilder can be relied upon.
I hae been very selective of late about the games I go to. I am not a Wilder fan. I have not forgiven him for te last nine games of last season and the six losses h season. However, the Torquay performance was not bad at all and there was some good football played by Oxford. If only one of the many chances had to go in and it would have been a much different story. The team seemed to have a much better balance to it. Having said that on cannot rely on Wilder to stick with a well ballanced team. He will swap it al about and we will drop more points. To that extent Wilder can be relied upon. CamView
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4:21pm Mon 12 Nov 12

CamView says...

I hae been very selective of late about the games I go to.
I am not a Wilder fan. I have not forgiven him for te last nine games of last season and the six losses h season. However, the Torquay performance was not bad at all and there was some good football played by Oxford. If only one of the many chances had to go in and it would have been a much different story. The team seemed to have a much better balance to it. Having said that on cannot rely on Wilder to stick with a well ballanced team. He will swap it al about and we will drop more points. To that extent Wilder can be relied upon.
I hae been very selective of late about the games I go to. I am not a Wilder fan. I have not forgiven him for te last nine games of last season and the six losses h season. However, the Torquay performance was not bad at all and there was some good football played by Oxford. If only one of the many chances had to go in and it would have been a much different story. The team seemed to have a much better balance to it. Having said that on cannot rely on Wilder to stick with a well ballanced team. He will swap it al about and we will drop more points. To that extent Wilder can be relied upon. CamView
  • Score: 0

4:21pm Mon 12 Nov 12

CamView says...

I hae been very selective of late about the games I go to.
I am not a Wilder fan. I have not forgiven him for te last nine games of last season and the six losses h season. However, the Torquay performance was not bad at all and there was some good football played by Oxford. If only one of the many chances had to go in and it would have been a much different story. The team seemed to have a much better balance to it. Having said that on cannot rely on Wilder to stick with a well ballanced team. He will swap it al about and we will drop more points. To that extent Wilder can be relied upon.
I hae been very selective of late about the games I go to. I am not a Wilder fan. I have not forgiven him for te last nine games of last season and the six losses h season. However, the Torquay performance was not bad at all and there was some good football played by Oxford. If only one of the many chances had to go in and it would have been a much different story. The team seemed to have a much better balance to it. Having said that on cannot rely on Wilder to stick with a well ballanced team. He will swap it al about and we will drop more points. To that extent Wilder can be relied upon. CamView
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4:44pm Mon 12 Nov 12

OxRoxBox says...

"Chalk and Cheese performances" so says CW . . . . ?

More Stinking Bishop than Roquefort Santa Cruz? Less Philadelphia than Gorgon Gianfranco Zola?

Talking in Cheese and Chalk riddles again CW - let us hope for some Vintage OUFC Stilton moments! Bring back the good old days not the Processed Modern day Cheese slices!
"Chalk and Cheese performances" so says CW . . . . ? More Stinking Bishop than Roquefort Santa Cruz? Less Philadelphia than Gorgon Gianfranco Zola? Talking in Cheese and Chalk riddles again CW - let us hope for some Vintage OUFC Stilton moments! Bring back the good old days not the Processed Modern day Cheese slices! OxRoxBox
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11:27pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Malkym says...

Blimey the Pox natives are not happy bunnies -hardly surprisng tell me folks what's happened to you hero James Countsable -has our hero's halo slipped? give my love to Brenda Jackson x
Blimey the Pox natives are not happy bunnies -hardly surprisng tell me folks what's happened to you hero James Countsable -has our hero's halo slipped? give my love to Brenda Jackson x Malkym
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10:22am Tue 13 Nov 12

bigchet says...

as it happens malkym jc is playing quite well at the moments missed a couple of chances on sat but dont they all. lee cox is doing well for us also. if you look at your own website you will see that a growing number of stfc fans are not impressed by pdc and his endless ranting. his ego is such that it isall about pdc and not your club .,his lack of self control let him down as a player and it seems he has carried it into managment.
as it happens malkym jc is playing quite well at the moments missed a couple of chances on sat but dont they all. lee cox is doing well for us also. if you look at your own website you will see that a growing number of stfc fans are not impressed by pdc and his endless ranting. his ego is such that it isall about pdc and not your club .,his lack of self control let him down as a player and it seems he has carried it into managment. bigchet
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10:28am Tue 13 Nov 12

OxRoxBox says...

JC is playing well - go on JC keep having a go - try not to miss but if you do keep trying at least you are getting in the positions to have a go and have the confidence!!!!

Come on You Yellows!!!!!!!!!!
JC is playing well - go on JC keep having a go - try not to miss but if you do keep trying at least you are getting in the positions to have a go and have the confidence!!!! Come on You Yellows!!!!!!!!!! OxRoxBox
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