Plymouth Argyle 0 Oxford United 1 (Constable 16)

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JAMES Constable's 11th goal of the season saw Oxford United see off a poor Plymouth Argyle side to claim their first win in six games.

The striker tapped in Damian Batt's 16th-minute cross to put the visitors in front.

They were unquestionably the better side and had chances to win the game more comfortably, but one goal was enough to get past a limited home side, who suffered their first defeat under John Sheridan's stewardship.

Top scorer Tom Craddock returned after missing three games with a groin injury, replacing Deane Smalley in one of two changes to the XI.

Josh Parker was handed his first start for United, coming in for Alfie Potter, who missed out through illness.

Tony Capaldi was also ruled out with a bug, so the visitors could only name six substitutes.

The game took time to get going, but United went in front with the first effort of the afternoon, on 16 minutes.

A neat move saw the ball spread from left to right, with Parker doing well to free Batt. The full back's low cross was perfect for Constable, who had the easy task of tapping in past Jake Cole.

Without creating many chances, United were well in control against a Plymouth side who lacked quality on the ball.

Rigg fired a free-kick straight at Cole, but they had a glorious chance to double the lead on 34 minutes.

Lewis Montrose's ball over the top caught out a flat-footed Argyle back four and United had three forwards versus one defender.

Constable took the ball into the box before electing to square towards Parker and Craddock, but Onismor Bhasera showed fantastic athleticism to get back and divert the ball out for a corner.

It took Plymouth 37 minutes to muster any sort of effort on goal, when Gozie Ugwu flicked a Jason Banton free-kick wide.

Banton, who scored twice against Aldershot last week, tested Luke McCormick four minutes before the break, when the ex-Pilgrims stopper got down low to make the stop.

In stoppage time Constable had another sight of goal following a Montrose through ball, but the striker dragged his left-footed shot wide.

United's only complaint at the break was they were not further in front.

They should have added to the tally eight minutes after the restart, when Durell Berry's back pass went straight to Craddock.

The striker's first touch was heavy and he opted to take the ball around Cole, who pounced on the ball.

A minute later Batt and Craddock combined to play in Constable, whose shot from an acute angle hit the outside of the post.

Plymouth belatedly came to life, exerting some pressure on United's defence for the first time.

The visitors retreated but defended stoutly, with McCormick relatively untested.

Despite enjoying a 20-minute spell, the sum total of Argyle's chances was a shot which Wright headed off the line.

Their best chance came from a scuffed clearance from McCormick, who was well out of his goal. It went straight to Reuben Reid 40 yards out, but instead of trying his luck the striker chose to pass and United scrambled to clear.

The visitors' attacking threat fizzled out almost completely, but with five minutes remaining they were briefly awarded a second goal in bizarre circumstances.

A cross was deflected high into the air by Guy Branston and landed on the roof of the net before Cole tipped it back on to the pitch. It fell to Constable, whose shot trickled in via a defender and to Plymouth's amazement the officials gave a goal.

But after a long discussion between referee Chris Sarginson and his assistant they finally came to their senses and gave a corner.

The break seemed to disrupt Plymouth, who never regained their momentum and United held on for an important and thoroughly deserved win.

Oxford Utd: McCormick, Batt, Raynes, Wright, Davis, Parker, Chapman (Whing 89), Montrose, Rigg (Smalley 62), Constable, Craddock (O'Brien 69).

Unused subs: Crocombe, Heslop, Worley.

Plymouth: Cole, Berry, Branston, Charles, Bhasera, Cowan-Hall, Cox, Hourihane, Banton, Reid, Ugwu (Murray 70).

Unused subs: Chenoweth, Blanchard, Young, Wotton, Richards, Gurrieri.

Referee: Chris Sarginson.

Attendance: 7,189 (311 visitors).

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5:55pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Richard Wickson says...

As someone who criticised after the last two poor results I give credit where it's due and say its a good result, any win even by1 goal is a win and 3 points. Maybe confidence will be higher after this but it doesn't change my view that the club is being badly run from the owner thru to the management and the coaching staff and some of the players, not all of them I hasten to add, I still wonder what some of them are being paid tho when we are tight to the wage cap but have such a small squad, yes I know we have several players out injured but only able to name six subs shows what a small squad we have. The future is still very unclear but it's good to have 3 more points.
As someone who criticised after the last two poor results I give credit where it's due and say its a good result, any win even by1 goal is a win and 3 points. Maybe confidence will be higher after this but it doesn't change my view that the club is being badly run from the owner thru to the management and the coaching staff and some of the players, not all of them I hasten to add, I still wonder what some of them are being paid tho when we are tight to the wage cap but have such a small squad, yes I know we have several players out injured but only able to name six subs shows what a small squad we have. The future is still very unclear but it's good to have 3 more points. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 4

6:36pm Sat 16 Feb 13

oldun says...

COYY - play offs here we come!!
COYY - play offs here we come!! oldun
  • Score: -3

6:56pm Sat 16 Feb 13

35 year fan says...

what a relief. i was starting to seriously doubt whether these players had the mental strength to grind out another result. well done.
what a relief. i was starting to seriously doubt whether these players had the mental strength to grind out another result. well done. 35 year fan
  • Score: 3

7:13pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Manor Born says...

Yep, a good and much needed result. That result should just about see us safe now - another 3 points should just about do it. Hopefully it will give the players a bit more confidence and belief. Let's hope they carry this into Saturday's home game.

Oh and Oxford Mail, is there any truth in the rumour that London Welsh trained on the pitch last week prior to our game against Fleetwood? Would certainly explain why the pitch looked even worse than ever.
Yep, a good and much needed result. That result should just about see us safe now - another 3 points should just about do it. Hopefully it will give the players a bit more confidence and belief. Let's hope they carry this into Saturday's home game. Oh and Oxford Mail, is there any truth in the rumour that London Welsh trained on the pitch last week prior to our game against Fleetwood? Would certainly explain why the pitch looked even worse than ever. Manor Born
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Sat 16 Feb 13

BenkiuGuasu says...

CONGRATULATIONS BEANO!!! THIRD HIGHEST SCORER IN THE HISTORY OF THE CLUB!!!
CONGRATULATIONS BEANO!!! THIRD HIGHEST SCORER IN THE HISTORY OF THE CLUB!!! BenkiuGuasu
  • Score: 3

10:00pm Sat 16 Feb 13

BigAlBiker says...

Three points very welcome, but why do we only name six subs when we have Tyrone out on loan?

Wilder has lost his marbles, for the sake of the club he has to go.
Three points very welcome, but why do we only name six subs when we have Tyrone out on loan? Wilder has lost his marbles, for the sake of the club he has to go. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -3

10:02pm Sat 16 Feb 13

foxvox says...

Manor born .... an item on local TV the other day certainly seemed to show them training on the pitch - how the hell is that allowed?
Manor born .... an item on local TV the other day certainly seemed to show them training on the pitch - how the hell is that allowed? foxvox
  • Score: 2

11:47pm Sat 16 Feb 13

darkskies says...

Stay of execution for Mr Wilder, sighs of relief all round. Distinctly quiet from my Wiltshire cousins, could go top tuesday night. COYY
Stay of execution for Mr Wilder, sighs of relief all round. Distinctly quiet from my Wiltshire cousins, could go top tuesday night. COYY darkskies
  • Score: 0

7:13am Sun 17 Feb 13

oldun says...

Constable - very well done with the goal . Pity that he is nowhere near to the twenty five best striker even in our League Years . Nonetheless a goal is a goal whether it is against Norwich or Northwhich. Twenty five better? In the Conference or 4th division these would have got a hatful - (even the not to talented midfielder Murphy might have!!) - just for starters Stein , Durnin, winger Simpson, Cassidy, Jemson, Windass, Curran, Graham Atkinson, the Aldridges, Moody, Bud Houghton (43 goals in 42 matches as we got into the league) .Mooney, Hamilton, Saunders, Booth, Derek Clarke, Foyle, Foley, Tait, Calder, S Biggins, Vinter , Whatmore, Thomas. Nonetheless he has probably got more than Midson might have had he played as the central striker. Many more, please James . Keep up the hard work - some of the above named were lazy at times
Constable - very well done with the goal . Pity that he is nowhere near to the twenty five best striker even in our League Years . Nonetheless a goal is a goal whether it is against Norwich or Northwhich. Twenty five better? In the Conference or 4th division these would have got a hatful - (even the not to talented midfielder Murphy might have!!) - just for starters Stein , Durnin, winger Simpson, Cassidy, Jemson, Windass, Curran, Graham Atkinson, the Aldridges, Moody, Bud Houghton (43 goals in 42 matches as we got into the league) .Mooney, Hamilton, Saunders, Booth, Derek Clarke, Foyle, Foley, Tait, Calder, S Biggins, Vinter , Whatmore, Thomas. Nonetheless he has probably got more than Midson might have had he played as the central striker. Many more, please James . Keep up the hard work - some of the above named were lazy at times oldun
  • Score: 1

7:13am Sun 17 Feb 13

oldun says...

Constable - very well done with the goal . Pity that he is nowhere near to the twenty five best striker even in our League Years . Nonetheless a goal is a goal whether it is against Norwich or Northwhich. Twenty five better? In the Conference or 4th division these would have got a hatful - (even the not to talented midfielder Murphy might have!!) - just for starters Stein , Durnin, winger Simpson, Cassidy, Jemson, Windass, Curran, Graham Atkinson, the Aldridges, Moody, Bud Houghton (43 goals in 42 matches as we got into the league) .Mooney, Hamilton, Saunders, Booth, Derek Clarke, Foyle, Foley, Tait, Calder, S Biggins, Vinter , Whatmore, Thomas. Nonetheless he has probably got more than Midson might have had he played as the central striker. Many more, please James . Keep up the hard work - some of the above named were lazy at times
Constable - very well done with the goal . Pity that he is nowhere near to the twenty five best striker even in our League Years . Nonetheless a goal is a goal whether it is against Norwich or Northwhich. Twenty five better? In the Conference or 4th division these would have got a hatful - (even the not to talented midfielder Murphy might have!!) - just for starters Stein , Durnin, winger Simpson, Cassidy, Jemson, Windass, Curran, Graham Atkinson, the Aldridges, Moody, Bud Houghton (43 goals in 42 matches as we got into the league) .Mooney, Hamilton, Saunders, Booth, Derek Clarke, Foyle, Foley, Tait, Calder, S Biggins, Vinter , Whatmore, Thomas. Nonetheless he has probably got more than Midson might have had he played as the central striker. Many more, please James . Keep up the hard work - some of the above named were lazy at times oldun
  • Score: 0

9:00am Sun 17 Feb 13

winger whitley says...

Fine list of players in the post above, My dear old friend, sadly deceased a couple of years ago, is on there. He would have scored a lot more if he hadn't liked the sauce as much as he did.
A good win, even Radio Oxford wondered if playing on a decent surface helped us. My mole on the ground said that there was a full scale rugby session the Friday before last week's game. Pity the chairman's priority is so obviously biased towards rugby.
Fine list of players in the post above, My dear old friend, sadly deceased a couple of years ago, is on there. He would have scored a lot more if he hadn't liked the sauce as much as he did. A good win, even Radio Oxford wondered if playing on a decent surface helped us. My mole on the ground said that there was a full scale rugby session the Friday before last week's game. Pity the chairman's priority is so obviously biased towards rugby. winger whitley
  • Score: 0

9:11am Sun 17 Feb 13

A Scroat says...

oldun wrote:
COYY - play offs here we come!!
You've forgotten to take the little pink tablet today.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: COYY - play offs here we come!![/p][/quote]You've forgotten to take the little pink tablet today. A Scroat
  • Score: 3

9:34am Sun 17 Feb 13

oldun says...

A Scroat wrote:
oldun wrote:
COYY - play offs here we come!!
You've forgotten to take the little pink tablet today.
Have a great day, I will do so - despite losing my tablets. We are just 9 points off play offs - with eight home matches left - two fewer away from home. Win nine of the 14 and we are in the play offs - maybe fewer . COYY - ps I was more worried about my spelling of Northwich and using 'to' instead of 'too' than I was about your amazing humour . I remember our amazing change in form in 1995-96 - believe!! That rotund female is not even cleaning her vocal chords. The remaining 14 matches - I can see us getting anything from 12 points to 32 points!!
[quote][p][bold]A Scroat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: COYY - play offs here we come!![/p][/quote]You've forgotten to take the little pink tablet today.[/p][/quote]Have a great day, I will do so - despite losing my tablets. We are just 9 points off play offs - with eight home matches left - two fewer away from home. Win nine of the 14 and we are in the play offs - maybe fewer . COYY - ps I was more worried about my spelling of Northwich and using 'to' instead of 'too' than I was about your amazing humour . I remember our amazing change in form in 1995-96 - believe!! That rotund female is not even cleaning her vocal chords. The remaining 14 matches - I can see us getting anything from 12 points to 32 points!! oldun
  • Score: 0

10:12am Sun 17 Feb 13

Magiltonmagic. says...

Oldun, The players you mentioned above are all better than Beano but if he was as good he would'nt be playing for us.And Winger Whitley, I was'nt aware Wigan Warriors trained on our pitch as that is who IL owns NOT London Welsh! IL has no say in what happens in matters of the stadium that is down to Kassam.
Oldun, The players you mentioned above are all better than Beano but if he was as good he would'nt be playing for us.And Winger Whitley, I was'nt aware Wigan Warriors trained on our pitch as that is who IL owns NOT London Welsh! IL has no say in what happens in matters of the stadium that is down to Kassam. Magiltonmagic.
  • Score: 1

10:46am Sun 17 Feb 13

Magiltonmagic. says...

BigAlBiker, you need a reality check, We still have a chance, slim I know, of either playoffs or relegation so you rightly go for experience, Yes Tyrone could be sat on the bench not getting games or he could be at Staines getting vital experience with no pressure on him I think the majority of league managers would agree with what CW has done but you obviously know better, let's face it IF we won all our remaining games and got promotion you are so blinkered and anti Wilder you would still want him gone, CW will be gone at the end of this season as we won't get into the PO imo so next season we can look foward to you slagging off the next manager unless of course you get the job!
BigAlBiker, you need a reality check, We still have a chance, slim I know, of either playoffs or relegation so you rightly go for experience, Yes Tyrone could be sat on the bench not getting games or he could be at Staines getting vital experience with no pressure on him I think the majority of league managers would agree with what CW has done but you obviously know better, let's face it IF we won all our remaining games and got promotion you are so blinkered and anti Wilder you would still want him gone, CW will be gone at the end of this season as we won't get into the PO imo so next season we can look foward to you slagging off the next manager unless of course you get the job! Magiltonmagic.
  • Score: -2

10:58am Sun 17 Feb 13

Joe1 says...

Prayers were answered!!!!!!
Prayers were answered!!!!!! Joe1
  • Score: 0

11:01am Sun 17 Feb 13

oldun says...

Magiltonmagic. wrote:
Oldun, The players you mentioned above are all better than Beano but if he was as good he would'nt be playing for us.And Winger Whitley, I was'nt aware Wigan Warriors trained on our pitch as that is who IL owns NOT London Welsh! IL has no say in what happens in matters of the stadium that is down to Kassam.
Yes - precisely
[quote][p][bold]Magiltonmagic.[/bold] wrote: Oldun, The players you mentioned above are all better than Beano but if he was as good he would'nt be playing for us.And Winger Whitley, I was'nt aware Wigan Warriors trained on our pitch as that is who IL owns NOT London Welsh! IL has no say in what happens in matters of the stadium that is down to Kassam.[/p][/quote]Yes - precisely oldun
  • Score: 0

11:58am Sun 17 Feb 13

Manor Born says...

winger whitley wrote:
Fine list of players in the post above, My dear old friend, sadly deceased a couple of years ago, is on there. He would have scored a lot more if he hadn't liked the sauce as much as he did.
A good win, even Radio Oxford wondered if playing on a decent surface helped us. My mole on the ground said that there was a full scale rugby session the Friday before last week's game. Pity the chairman's priority is so obviously biased towards rugby.
Do you really believe it is our chairman who allowed the rugby club to practice on the pitch?

Only one person can agree or refuse that rugby club permission to practice on the pitch and that is Kassam. Yes our chairman is a rugby man, but he is owner of Wigan Warriors who play rugby league in Wigan. He has nothing to do with London Welsh rugby union club.

We only had 6 on the bench yesterday. What has happened to the accelerator squad? Why not put a youth team player on the bench? Even if he doesn't play, it would be a good experience for him.
[quote][p][bold]winger whitley[/bold] wrote: Fine list of players in the post above, My dear old friend, sadly deceased a couple of years ago, is on there. He would have scored a lot more if he hadn't liked the sauce as much as he did. A good win, even Radio Oxford wondered if playing on a decent surface helped us. My mole on the ground said that there was a full scale rugby session the Friday before last week's game. Pity the chairman's priority is so obviously biased towards rugby.[/p][/quote]Do you really believe it is our chairman who allowed the rugby club to practice on the pitch? Only one person can agree or refuse that rugby club permission to practice on the pitch and that is Kassam. Yes our chairman is a rugby man, but he is owner of Wigan Warriors who play rugby league in Wigan. He has nothing to do with London Welsh rugby union club. We only had 6 on the bench yesterday. What has happened to the accelerator squad? Why not put a youth team player on the bench? Even if he doesn't play, it would be a good experience for him. Manor Born
  • Score: 0

12:14pm Sun 17 Feb 13

RADIOFAN says...

Have anybody noticed that when Oxford are miles away from promotion or the playoffs places they go on winning runs but when we closes in on them our form seems to go to pot. It has happened for three seasons now. Just a thought.
Have anybody noticed that when Oxford are miles away from promotion or the playoffs places they go on winning runs but when we closes in on them our form seems to go to pot. It has happened for three seasons now. Just a thought. RADIOFAN
  • Score: 1

12:27pm Sun 17 Feb 13

BigAlBiker says...

Magiltonmagic. wrote:
BigAlBiker, you need a reality check, We still have a chance, slim I know, of either playoffs or relegation so you rightly go for experience, Yes Tyrone could be sat on the bench not getting games or he could be at Staines getting vital experience with no pressure on him I think the majority of league managers would agree with what CW has done but you obviously know better, let's face it IF we won all our remaining games and got promotion you are so blinkered and anti Wilder you would still want him gone, CW will be gone at the end of this season as we won't get into the PO imo so next season we can look foward to you slagging off the next manager unless of course you get the job!
Big IF, with these donkeys we have at best I see three/four wins in the rest of the season tops, the rest of the games I reckon we will do good to scraps draws.

Wilder and his back room staff have to go. Simples.
[quote][p][bold]Magiltonmagic.[/bold] wrote: BigAlBiker, you need a reality check, We still have a chance, slim I know, of either playoffs or relegation so you rightly go for experience, Yes Tyrone could be sat on the bench not getting games or he could be at Staines getting vital experience with no pressure on him I think the majority of league managers would agree with what CW has done but you obviously know better, let's face it IF we won all our remaining games and got promotion you are so blinkered and anti Wilder you would still want him gone, CW will be gone at the end of this season as we won't get into the PO imo so next season we can look foward to you slagging off the next manager unless of course you get the job![/p][/quote]Big IF, with these donkeys we have at best I see three/four wins in the rest of the season tops, the rest of the games I reckon we will do good to scraps draws. Wilder and his back room staff have to go. Simples. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -1

12:31pm Sun 17 Feb 13

oldun says...

Yes, CW must go if we don't go up after the play offs this season. Come on CW - get us up into the Third Division for the autumn!
Yes, CW must go if we don't go up after the play offs this season. Come on CW - get us up into the Third Division for the autumn! oldun
  • Score: 0

12:56pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Magiltonmagic. says...

BigAlBiker,If you read my comment you will see it was a big if, I don't believe we will make the playoffs but I hope i'm wrong my point is and was you are one of many Oxford fans who moan about the club no matter if they are doing well or not it has been the same since I saw my first match in 1968! And whoever is in charge next season, as CW will be gone, you will moan about him because that is all you do
BigAlBiker,If you read my comment you will see it was a big if, I don't believe we will make the playoffs but I hope i'm wrong my point is and was you are one of many Oxford fans who moan about the club no matter if they are doing well or not it has been the same since I saw my first match in 1968! And whoever is in charge next season, as CW will be gone, you will moan about him because that is all you do Magiltonmagic.
  • Score: 0

2:06pm Sun 17 Feb 13

YellowRose says...

I totally agree with Magiltonmagic!!
I totally agree with Magiltonmagic!! YellowRose
  • Score: 1

2:25pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Richard Wickson says...

oldun wrote:
Yes, CW must go if we don't go up after the play offs this season. Come on CW - get us up into the Third Division for the autumn!
You say he should go if we don't go up after the play offs, his contract is up so he should go no matter what as if we were lucky enough to go up he isn't the guy to take us into the next step. He did well getting us back into the league but even that has to be put into perspective, we went up thru the play offs and with a huge home support at Wembley even his players couldn't fail to be lifted. We didn't go up as Champions and that should not be forgotten. He has gone as far as he can with OU, who knows with another club he may go further but to me our small squad proves that he is overpaying a lot of the squad, how else can it be that we are so small on numbers. He bleats on about other clubs with big squads but surely if we all operate under the same wage cap system then the likes of Fleetwood must be paying players less than we are, I am aware that they own the ground and the owner operates his businesses from the ground and its let out almost daily to bring money into the club but surely that doesn't raise their wage cap, or does it? Does anyone know the answer to that? What we need is a new squad on sensible wages, possibly younger and fitter and all having had proper Medical checks before being signed and coaches that can coach in all the right areas including striking.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: Yes, CW must go if we don't go up after the play offs this season. Come on CW - get us up into the Third Division for the autumn![/p][/quote]You say he should go if we don't go up after the play offs, his contract is up so he should go no matter what as if we were lucky enough to go up he isn't the guy to take us into the next step. He did well getting us back into the league but even that has to be put into perspective, we went up thru the play offs and with a huge home support at Wembley even his players couldn't fail to be lifted. We didn't go up as Champions and that should not be forgotten. He has gone as far as he can with OU, who knows with another club he may go further but to me our small squad proves that he is overpaying a lot of the squad, how else can it be that we are so small on numbers. He bleats on about other clubs with big squads but surely if we all operate under the same wage cap system then the likes of Fleetwood must be paying players less than we are, I am aware that they own the ground and the owner operates his businesses from the ground and its let out almost daily to bring money into the club but surely that doesn't raise their wage cap, or does it? Does anyone know the answer to that? What we need is a new squad on sensible wages, possibly younger and fitter and all having had proper Medical checks before being signed and coaches that can coach in all the right areas including striking. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 2

3:55pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Brenda Jackson says...

3 points, thankfully.

Doesn't mask the fact wilders team are very poor and won't come up against a team that are even worse than them(As Plymouth were) too often for the remaining matches.

I'll be astounded if wilder is still the manager of oufc next season, i have the feeling he knows his days at the Club are numbered though.

We need someone who can motivate and bring out the best in players, and not worried if it aint too pretty- it's a results business and if the new man gets them, great.
3 points, thankfully. Doesn't mask the fact wilders team are very poor and won't come up against a team that are even worse than them(As Plymouth were) too often for the remaining matches. I'll be astounded if wilder is still the manager of oufc next season, i have the feeling he knows his days at the Club are numbered though. We need someone who can motivate and bring out the best in players, and not worried if it aint too pretty- it's a results business and if the new man gets them, great. Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 0

6:12pm Sun 17 Feb 13

BenkiuGuasu says...

Wilder is doing a good job in difficult circumstances.

Tyrone Marsh is better off out on loan.
Wilder is doing a good job in difficult circumstances. Tyrone Marsh is better off out on loan. BenkiuGuasu
  • Score: -2

6:16pm Sun 17 Feb 13

oldun says...

Wilder - 5 out of 10 this season for me Yes difficult circumstances - but not doing 'well' .
Wilder - 5 out of 10 this season for me Yes difficult circumstances - but not doing 'well' . oldun
  • Score: -1

9:34am Mon 18 Feb 13

Southstandupper says...

Time to stop complaining about the manager when his hands are tied and alsoaboutIL. Withoutthem where would we be. Kassam still controls the budget as we have to pay so much in rent we can't afford quality players or pay decent wages. All the Wilder and IL out brigade it is easy, get a few million together and buy IL out,get your own manager and coaching staff in, then we will see if you can do better Oh and by the way get another 12 million to buy the stadium then maybe there would be more money available. For me a supporter for over 50 years better to have a team to support than end up with no team at all as so nearly happened in the not to distant history. Maybe Wilder is not the man to lead us to higher levels (Championship) but he is fair at this level. Support theteam for the remaining games and it is still not impossible that we go on a good run COYY
Time to stop complaining about the manager when his hands are tied and alsoaboutIL. Withoutthem where would we be. Kassam still controls the budget as we have to pay so much in rent we can't afford quality players or pay decent wages. All the Wilder and IL out brigade it is easy, get a few million together and buy IL out,get your own manager and coaching staff in, then we will see if you can do better Oh and by the way get another 12 million to buy the stadium then maybe there would be more money available. For me a supporter for over 50 years better to have a team to support than end up with no team at all as so nearly happened in the not to distant history. Maybe Wilder is not the man to lead us to higher levels (Championship) but he is fair at this level. Support theteam for the remaining games and it is still not impossible that we go on a good run COYY Southstandupper
  • Score: -2

11:06am Mon 18 Feb 13

oldun says...

Southstandupper wrote:
Time to stop complaining about the manager when his hands are tied and alsoaboutIL. Withoutthem where would we be. Kassam still controls the budget as we have to pay so much in rent we can't afford quality players or pay decent wages. All the Wilder and IL out brigade it is easy, get a few million together and buy IL out,get your own manager and coaching staff in, then we will see if you can do better Oh and by the way get another 12 million to buy the stadium then maybe there would be more money available. For me a supporter for over 50 years better to have a team to support than end up with no team at all as so nearly happened in the not to distant history. Maybe Wilder is not the man to lead us to higher levels (Championship) but he is fair at this level. Support theteam for the remaining games and it is still not impossible that we go on a good run COYY
Yep we can get in our own manager and coaching staff ! If we could then we get ones far better than these
[quote][p][bold]Southstandupper[/bold] wrote: Time to stop complaining about the manager when his hands are tied and alsoaboutIL. Withoutthem where would we be. Kassam still controls the budget as we have to pay so much in rent we can't afford quality players or pay decent wages. All the Wilder and IL out brigade it is easy, get a few million together and buy IL out,get your own manager and coaching staff in, then we will see if you can do better Oh and by the way get another 12 million to buy the stadium then maybe there would be more money available. For me a supporter for over 50 years better to have a team to support than end up with no team at all as so nearly happened in the not to distant history. Maybe Wilder is not the man to lead us to higher levels (Championship) but he is fair at this level. Support theteam for the remaining games and it is still not impossible that we go on a good run COYY[/p][/quote]Yep we can get in our own manager and coaching staff ! If we could then we get ones far better than these oldun
  • Score: -1

12:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

OUFC1983 says...

Southstandupper wrote:
Time to stop complaining about the manager when his hands are tied and alsoaboutIL. Withoutthem where would we be. Kassam still controls the budget as we have to pay so much in rent we can't afford quality players or pay decent wages. All the Wilder and IL out brigade it is easy, get a few million together and buy IL out,get your own manager and coaching staff in, then we will see if you can do better Oh and by the way get another 12 million to buy the stadium then maybe there would be more money available. For me a supporter for over 50 years better to have a team to support than end up with no team at all as so nearly happened in the not to distant history. Maybe Wilder is not the man to lead us to higher levels (Championship) but he is fair at this level. Support theteam for the remaining games and it is still not impossible that we go on a good run COYY
Totally agree with this and the ball and chain that is the Kassam stadium. Unfortunately until something is done and we own our own ground then we are going to be severely restricted in what we do as a club. I don't know the ins and outs of the contract that we have on the ground but clearly we can't move away from it otherwise we would have done by now.
[quote][p][bold]Southstandupper[/bold] wrote: Time to stop complaining about the manager when his hands are tied and alsoaboutIL. Withoutthem where would we be. Kassam still controls the budget as we have to pay so much in rent we can't afford quality players or pay decent wages. All the Wilder and IL out brigade it is easy, get a few million together and buy IL out,get your own manager and coaching staff in, then we will see if you can do better Oh and by the way get another 12 million to buy the stadium then maybe there would be more money available. For me a supporter for over 50 years better to have a team to support than end up with no team at all as so nearly happened in the not to distant history. Maybe Wilder is not the man to lead us to higher levels (Championship) but he is fair at this level. Support theteam for the remaining games and it is still not impossible that we go on a good run COYY[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this and the ball and chain that is the Kassam stadium. Unfortunately until something is done and we own our own ground then we are going to be severely restricted in what we do as a club. I don't know the ins and outs of the contract that we have on the ground but clearly we can't move away from it otherwise we would have done by now. OUFC1983
  • Score: -1

1:41pm Mon 18 Feb 13

bigchet says...

agree with southstandupper ,as another 50 year supporter have seen good and bad times and can remember things being a lot worse than at this time. cant agree with people who slag leneghan off as its his financial support that is keeping us afloat. we all want success but its not easy as competition is fierce .stick with cw and see what the end of the season brings play offs are still just about possible.
agree with southstandupper ,as another 50 year supporter have seen good and bad times and can remember things being a lot worse than at this time. cant agree with people who slag leneghan off as its his financial support that is keeping us afloat. we all want success but its not easy as competition is fierce .stick with cw and see what the end of the season brings play offs are still just about possible. bigchet
  • Score: 0

4:30pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Manor Born says...

The only complaint that I have against Lenagan is that he has lacked the courage to get rid of a manager who has quite clearly taken the club as far as it can go. At £1.2 -£1.4million per year, the club has one of the larger playing budgets for the division, but it has been squandered on unfit "superstars", and mediocre back up. You only have to look at what Mickey Adams has done at Port Vale on a restricted budget to see how it can and should be done.

I am perfectly happy with the investment Mr. Lenagan has put into the club and believe him to be an honourable man. I just hope he doesn't delay the inevitable for too much longer as it is detrimental to the future of the club.

Who is looking at player recruitment for next season? We should be looking at what is available now and not when it is too late. Chris Wilder should be nowhere near being involved with this. His track record at this level is proven to be one of failure.
The only complaint that I have against Lenagan is that he has lacked the courage to get rid of a manager who has quite clearly taken the club as far as it can go. At £1.2 -£1.4million per year, the club has one of the larger playing budgets for the division, but it has been squandered on unfit "superstars", and mediocre back up. You only have to look at what Mickey Adams has done at Port Vale on a restricted budget to see how it can and should be done. I am perfectly happy with the investment Mr. Lenagan has put into the club and believe him to be an honourable man. I just hope he doesn't delay the inevitable for too much longer as it is detrimental to the future of the club. Who is looking at player recruitment for next season? We should be looking at what is available now and not when it is too late. Chris Wilder should be nowhere near being involved with this. His track record at this level is proven to be one of failure. Manor Born
  • Score: 1

7:48pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Brenda Jackson says...

Manor Born wrote:
The only complaint that I have against Lenagan is that he has lacked the courage to get rid of a manager who has quite clearly taken the club as far as it can go. At £1.2 -£1.4million per year, the club has one of the larger playing budgets for the division, but it has been squandered on unfit "superstars", and mediocre back up. You only have to look at what Mickey Adams has done at Port Vale on a restricted budget to see how it can and should be done. I am perfectly happy with the investment Mr. Lenagan has put into the club and believe him to be an honourable man. I just hope he doesn't delay the inevitable for too much longer as it is detrimental to the future of the club. Who is looking at player recruitment for next season? We should be looking at what is available now and not when it is too late. Chris Wilder should be nowhere near being involved with this. His track record at this level is proven to be one of failure.
Excellent post MB.
[quote][p][bold]Manor Born[/bold] wrote: The only complaint that I have against Lenagan is that he has lacked the courage to get rid of a manager who has quite clearly taken the club as far as it can go. At £1.2 -£1.4million per year, the club has one of the larger playing budgets for the division, but it has been squandered on unfit "superstars", and mediocre back up. You only have to look at what Mickey Adams has done at Port Vale on a restricted budget to see how it can and should be done. I am perfectly happy with the investment Mr. Lenagan has put into the club and believe him to be an honourable man. I just hope he doesn't delay the inevitable for too much longer as it is detrimental to the future of the club. Who is looking at player recruitment for next season? We should be looking at what is available now and not when it is too late. Chris Wilder should be nowhere near being involved with this. His track record at this level is proven to be one of failure.[/p][/quote]Excellent post MB. Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 2

8:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

adlibber says...

3pts welcome but it masks the reality of a season wasted (barring a miracle). This league is very average full of erratic performances (Fleetwood losing 4-0 at home to Burton?) yet we still can't compete. Promotion is only option available to Wilder and he's running out of games long after he ran out of ideas.

Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave. It's a toughie chaps but not a surprise.
3pts welcome but it masks the reality of a season wasted (barring a miracle). This league is very average full of erratic performances (Fleetwood losing 4-0 at home to Burton?) yet we still can't compete. Promotion is only option available to Wilder and he's running out of games long after he ran out of ideas. Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave. It's a toughie chaps but not a surprise. adlibber
  • Score: 2

8:27pm Mon 18 Feb 13

oldun says...

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8:37pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Brenda Jackson says...

adlibber wrote:
3pts welcome but it masks the reality of a season wasted (barring a miracle). This league is very average full of erratic performances (Fleetwood losing 4-0 at home to Burton?) yet we still can't compete. Promotion is only option available to Wilder and he's running out of games long after he ran out of ideas. Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave. It's a toughie chaps but not a surprise.
'' Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave''

Not only did U's fans predict his departure- they often 'advised' him to do so!!! :O)
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: 3pts welcome but it masks the reality of a season wasted (barring a miracle). This league is very average full of erratic performances (Fleetwood losing 4-0 at home to Burton?) yet we still can't compete. Promotion is only option available to Wilder and he's running out of games long after he ran out of ideas. Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave. It's a toughie chaps but not a surprise.[/p][/quote]'' Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave'' Not only did U's fans predict his departure- they often 'advised' him to do so!!! :O) Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 0

10:31pm Mon 18 Feb 13

35 year fan says...

brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.
brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight. 35 year fan
  • Score: 1

6:34am Tue 19 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

35 year fan wrote:
brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.
Why should I be - what a strange comment - just seen who posted it and that explains why .. you dipstick ...

Yes we are still at the top of L1, but by god we having a fight against the odds and you are where in L2 ....and you are happy as Larry with your manager... get your own house in order then you can gloat.

Also to put your words in perspective rather than over hyped tabloid gutter talk, there is a lot of for and against posts in the adver and the odd idiot or two from other teams please don't make it three...well its up to you but posts of your standard will be vilified.
[quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.[/p][/quote]Why should I be - what a strange comment - just seen who posted it and that explains why .. you dipstick ... Yes we are still at the top of L1, but by god we having a fight against the odds and you are where in L2 ....and you are happy as Larry with your manager... get your own house in order then you can gloat. Also to put your words in perspective rather than over hyped tabloid gutter talk, there is a lot of for and against posts in the adver and the odd idiot or two from other teams please don't make it three...well its up to you but posts of your standard will be vilified. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

6:39am Tue 19 Feb 13

oldun says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
35 year fan wrote:
brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.
Why should I be - what a strange comment - just seen who posted it and that explains why .. you dipstick ...

Yes we are still at the top of L1, but by god we having a fight against the odds and you are where in L2 ....and you are happy as Larry with your manager... get your own house in order then you can gloat.

Also to put your words in perspective rather than over hyped tabloid gutter talk, there is a lot of for and against posts in the adver and the odd idiot or two from other teams please don't make it three...well its up to you but posts of your standard will be vilified.
At the top (??) - near to it, yes.
Now, STFC will not be in a higher division than the unmighty Yellows in the 2014-15 season , will they?
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.[/p][/quote]Why should I be - what a strange comment - just seen who posted it and that explains why .. you dipstick ... Yes we are still at the top of L1, but by god we having a fight against the odds and you are where in L2 ....and you are happy as Larry with your manager... get your own house in order then you can gloat. Also to put your words in perspective rather than over hyped tabloid gutter talk, there is a lot of for and against posts in the adver and the odd idiot or two from other teams please don't make it three...well its up to you but posts of your standard will be vilified.[/p][/quote]At the top (??) - near to it, yes. Now, STFC will not be in a higher division than the unmighty Yellows in the 2014-15 season , will they? oldun
  • Score: -2

6:42am Tue 19 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Brenda Jackson wrote:
adlibber wrote:
3pts welcome but it masks the reality of a season wasted (barring a miracle). This league is very average full of erratic performances (Fleetwood losing 4-0 at home to Burton?) yet we still can't compete. Promotion is only option available to Wilder and he's running out of games long after he ran out of ideas. Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave. It's a toughie chaps but not a surprise.
'' Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave''

Not only did U's fans predict his departure- they often 'advised' him to do so!!! :O)
What's the lottery numbers if you lot are such smart @rses....

Of course he was going to leave its more the timing - we all thought it was going to be the end of the season.

He is a gamble, and is his own man - but hey it was good whilst it lasted.... and good luck to him - lets see where he pops up next and rattles a few cages.

Never a dull moment with us - shame you lot seem to be stuck in all that mud on your pitch from the egg chasers :o)
[quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: 3pts welcome but it masks the reality of a season wasted (barring a miracle). This league is very average full of erratic performances (Fleetwood losing 4-0 at home to Burton?) yet we still can't compete. Promotion is only option available to Wilder and he's running out of games long after he ran out of ideas. Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave. It's a toughie chaps but not a surprise.[/p][/quote]'' Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave'' Not only did U's fans predict his departure- they often 'advised' him to do so!!! :O)[/p][/quote]What's the lottery numbers if you lot are such smart @rses.... Of course he was going to leave its more the timing - we all thought it was going to be the end of the season. He is a gamble, and is his own man - but hey it was good whilst it lasted.... and good luck to him - lets see where he pops up next and rattles a few cages. Never a dull moment with us - shame you lot seem to be stuck in all that mud on your pitch from the egg chasers :o) Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

6:50am Tue 19 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

oldun wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
35 year fan wrote:
brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.
Why should I be - what a strange comment - just seen who posted it and that explains why .. you dipstick ...

Yes we are still at the top of L1, but by god we having a fight against the odds and you are where in L2 ....and you are happy as Larry with your manager... get your own house in order then you can gloat.

Also to put your words in perspective rather than over hyped tabloid gutter talk, there is a lot of for and against posts in the adver and the odd idiot or two from other teams please don't make it three...well its up to you but posts of your standard will be vilified.
At the top (??) - near to it, yes.
Now, STFC will not be in a higher division than the unmighty Yellows in the 2014-15 season , will they?
Time will tell, my crystal ball doesn't work that well - nor does yours I expect - I think it's more a case of what you hope and wish for.

All depends on our new owners and new manager I suppose - how the hell you can know the outcome of that is beyond me - so trying to say we are 'doomed all doomed I say' sounds a bit like Fergie and his mind games.
Nah - try again

Happy Days Oldun good luck mate...
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.[/p][/quote]Why should I be - what a strange comment - just seen who posted it and that explains why .. you dipstick ... Yes we are still at the top of L1, but by god we having a fight against the odds and you are where in L2 ....and you are happy as Larry with your manager... get your own house in order then you can gloat. Also to put your words in perspective rather than over hyped tabloid gutter talk, there is a lot of for and against posts in the adver and the odd idiot or two from other teams please don't make it three...well its up to you but posts of your standard will be vilified.[/p][/quote]At the top (??) - near to it, yes. Now, STFC will not be in a higher division than the unmighty Yellows in the 2014-15 season , will they?[/p][/quote]Time will tell, my crystal ball doesn't work that well - nor does yours I expect - I think it's more a case of what you hope and wish for. All depends on our new owners and new manager I suppose - how the hell you can know the outcome of that is beyond me - so trying to say we are 'doomed all doomed I say' sounds a bit like Fergie and his mind games. Nah - try again Happy Days Oldun good luck mate... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

6:54am Tue 19 Feb 13

oldun says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
oldun wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
35 year fan wrote:
brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.
Why should I be - what a strange comment - just seen who posted it and that explains why .. you dipstick ...

Yes we are still at the top of L1, but by god we having a fight against the odds and you are where in L2 ....and you are happy as Larry with your manager... get your own house in order then you can gloat.

Also to put your words in perspective rather than over hyped tabloid gutter talk, there is a lot of for and against posts in the adver and the odd idiot or two from other teams please don't make it three...well its up to you but posts of your standard will be vilified.
At the top (??) - near to it, yes.
Now, STFC will not be in a higher division than the unmighty Yellows in the 2014-15 season , will they?
Time will tell, my crystal ball doesn't work that well - nor does yours I expect - I think it's more a case of what you hope and wish for.

All depends on our new owners and new manager I suppose - how the hell you can know the outcome of that is beyond me - so trying to say we are 'doomed all doomed I say' sounds a bit like Fergie and his mind games.
Nah - try again

Happy Days Oldun good luck mate...
Whistling in the dark - and (for certain) you know it, me old ducker!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.[/p][/quote]Why should I be - what a strange comment - just seen who posted it and that explains why .. you dipstick ... Yes we are still at the top of L1, but by god we having a fight against the odds and you are where in L2 ....and you are happy as Larry with your manager... get your own house in order then you can gloat. Also to put your words in perspective rather than over hyped tabloid gutter talk, there is a lot of for and against posts in the adver and the odd idiot or two from other teams please don't make it three...well its up to you but posts of your standard will be vilified.[/p][/quote]At the top (??) - near to it, yes. Now, STFC will not be in a higher division than the unmighty Yellows in the 2014-15 season , will they?[/p][/quote]Time will tell, my crystal ball doesn't work that well - nor does yours I expect - I think it's more a case of what you hope and wish for. All depends on our new owners and new manager I suppose - how the hell you can know the outcome of that is beyond me - so trying to say we are 'doomed all doomed I say' sounds a bit like Fergie and his mind games. Nah - try again Happy Days Oldun good luck mate...[/p][/quote]Whistling in the dark - and (for certain) you know it, me old ducker! oldun
  • Score: 0

6:57am Tue 19 Feb 13

adlibber says...

Chish takes a bite! never thought you'd be the one - I was banking on that t-i-t Le Goon or Beachump monkey both of whom have gone a bit quiet......

irony is Chish quite a few of us wish Wilder would resign
Chish takes a bite! never thought you'd be the one - I was banking on that t-i-t Le Goon or Beachump monkey both of whom have gone a bit quiet...... irony is Chish quite a few of us wish Wilder would resign adlibber
  • Score: 0

8:10am Tue 19 Feb 13

Brenda Jackson says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
adlibber wrote: 3pts welcome but it masks the reality of a season wasted (barring a miracle). This league is very average full of erratic performances (Fleetwood losing 4-0 at home to Burton?) yet we still can't compete. Promotion is only option available to Wilder and he's running out of games long after he ran out of ideas. Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave. It's a toughie chaps but not a surprise.
'' Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave'' Not only did U's fans predict his departure- they often 'advised' him to do so!!! :O)
What's the lottery numbers if you lot are such smart @rses.... Of course he was going to leave its more the timing - we all thought it was going to be the end of the season. He is a gamble, and is his own man - but hey it was good whilst it lasted.... and good luck to him - lets see where he pops up next and rattles a few cages. Never a dull moment with us - shame you lot seem to be stuck in all that mud on your pitch from the egg chasers :o)
Lottery= game of chance.


'Madcap' highly strung fascist with a fuse shorter than a queue for mincemeat at Tescos + a backwater town, joke of a football club chucking money around like there's no tomorrow..

Always going to end in tears, so a pretty safe 'prediction.'

Was going to wish your lot 'good luck' with the next 'gamble' -honesty prevented me.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: 3pts welcome but it masks the reality of a season wasted (barring a miracle). This league is very average full of erratic performances (Fleetwood losing 4-0 at home to Burton?) yet we still can't compete. Promotion is only option available to Wilder and he's running out of games long after he ran out of ideas. Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave. It's a toughie chaps but not a surprise.[/p][/quote]'' Still the real bright spark today is DI CANIO - He's gone left Swindon today Mon 18th! After those from Wiltshire mocked our prediction that he would leave'' Not only did U's fans predict his departure- they often 'advised' him to do so!!! :O)[/p][/quote]What's the lottery numbers if you lot are such smart @rses.... Of course he was going to leave its more the timing - we all thought it was going to be the end of the season. He is a gamble, and is his own man - but hey it was good whilst it lasted.... and good luck to him - lets see where he pops up next and rattles a few cages. Never a dull moment with us - shame you lot seem to be stuck in all that mud on your pitch from the egg chasers :o)[/p][/quote]Lottery= game of chance. 'Madcap' highly strung fascist with a fuse shorter than a queue for mincemeat at Tescos + a backwater town, joke of a football club chucking money around like there's no tomorrow.. Always going to end in tears, so a pretty safe 'prediction.' Was going to wish your lot 'good luck' with the next 'gamble' -honesty prevented me. Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 0

8:26am Tue 19 Feb 13

35 year fan says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
35 year fan wrote:
brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.
Why should I be - what a strange comment - just seen who posted it and that explains why .. you dipstick ...

Yes we are still at the top of L1, but by god we having a fight against the odds and you are where in L2 ....and you are happy as Larry with your manager... get your own house in order then you can gloat.

Also to put your words in perspective rather than over hyped tabloid gutter talk, there is a lot of for and against posts in the adver and the odd idiot or two from other teams please don't make it three...well its up to you but posts of your standard will be vilified.
ha ha ha. its happening exactly like we told you it would, your idiot former owner overspent wildly, any fool could have got promotion if they overspent £2m a year like he did, and you couldnt see how your "success" was built on sand.

now you are insolvent, manager goes, better players go, administration inevitable. its called payback time. enjoy!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: brilliant, the scum fans are lashing out wildly at di canio, their owners, each other, you name it. our friend mr fishy must be smelling particularly putrid toight.[/p][/quote]Why should I be - what a strange comment - just seen who posted it and that explains why .. you dipstick ... Yes we are still at the top of L1, but by god we having a fight against the odds and you are where in L2 ....and you are happy as Larry with your manager... get your own house in order then you can gloat. Also to put your words in perspective rather than over hyped tabloid gutter talk, there is a lot of for and against posts in the adver and the odd idiot or two from other teams please don't make it three...well its up to you but posts of your standard will be vilified.[/p][/quote]ha ha ha. its happening exactly like we told you it would, your idiot former owner overspent wildly, any fool could have got promotion if they overspent £2m a year like he did, and you couldnt see how your "success" was built on sand. now you are insolvent, manager goes, better players go, administration inevitable. its called payback time. enjoy! 35 year fan
  • Score: 0

1:21pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Manor Born says...

On a serious note Chish, surely you are worried about the goings on at your club? You are managerless and in limbo not knowing what the hell is going on with the ownership?

The outgoing owners don't want anything to do with you any longer and the incoming ones seem to not have a pot to **** in - hence the Ritchie sale. You are over £13 million in debt thanks to your previous owner not having the strength to stand up to your lunatic ex-manager's constant demands for new players because the previous lot he had signed were not good enough after all.

The new owners can't make any decisions regarding the manager, the old owner doesn't want to. You are up the proverbial creek without a paddle.

However, we're not in a position to crow ourselves. It seems that OUFC have all but given up on the play-offs. Where is the new creative midfielder we were told at the open meeting would be coming in on Friday 15 February? Maybe Richards' injury has meant a shift in priority? Would be nice to know what is going on. Although I wouldn't trust Wilder to bring in anyone who would be capable of doing anything better than a "Simon Heslop". Maybe the new player injured his toe whilst driving down to Oxford.

Still it is rather glorious watching you lot implode.
On a serious note Chish, surely you are worried about the goings on at your club? You are managerless and in limbo not knowing what the hell is going on with the ownership? The outgoing owners don't want anything to do with you any longer and the incoming ones seem to not have a pot to **** in - hence the Ritchie sale. You are over £13 million in debt thanks to your previous owner not having the strength to stand up to your lunatic ex-manager's constant demands for new players because the previous lot he had signed were not good enough after all. The new owners can't make any decisions regarding the manager, the old owner doesn't want to. You are up the proverbial creek without a paddle. However, we're not in a position to crow ourselves. It seems that OUFC have all but given up on the play-offs. Where is the new creative midfielder we were told at the open meeting would be coming in on Friday 15 February? Maybe Richards' injury has meant a shift in priority? Would be nice to know what is going on. Although I wouldn't trust Wilder to bring in anyone who would be capable of doing anything better than a "Simon Heslop". Maybe the new player injured his toe whilst driving down to Oxford. Still it is rather glorious watching you lot implode. Manor Born
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2:54pm Tue 19 Feb 13

bigchet says...

woulld not be too surprised if pdc resignation was a ploy to get the new board to offer him a new contract. although his on field results were good it was always about de canio and his ego rather than stfc, and all his bs about commitment to the cause looks meaningless at the end of the day. as usual in football its the long serving supporters who are let down and left to pick up the pieces.
woulld not be too surprised if pdc resignation was a ploy to get the new board to offer him a new contract. although his on field results were good it was always about de canio and his ego rather than stfc, and all his bs about commitment to the cause looks meaningless at the end of the day. as usual in football its the long serving supporters who are let down and left to pick up the pieces. bigchet
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5:21pm Tue 19 Feb 13

oldun says...

Manor Born wrote:
On a serious note Chish, surely you are worried about the goings on at your club? You are managerless and in limbo not knowing what the hell is going on with the ownership?

The outgoing owners don't want anything to do with you any longer and the incoming ones seem to not have a pot to **** in - hence the Ritchie sale. You are over £13 million in debt thanks to your previous owner not having the strength to stand up to your lunatic ex-manager's constant demands for new players because the previous lot he had signed were not good enough after all.

The new owners can't make any decisions regarding the manager, the old owner doesn't want to. You are up the proverbial creek without a paddle.

However, we're not in a position to crow ourselves. It seems that OUFC have all but given up on the play-offs. Where is the new creative midfielder we were told at the open meeting would be coming in on Friday 15 February? Maybe Richards' injury has meant a shift in priority? Would be nice to know what is going on. Although I wouldn't trust Wilder to bring in anyone who would be capable of doing anything better than a "Simon Heslop". Maybe the new player injured his toe whilst driving down to Oxford.

Still it is rather glorious watching you lot implode.
Another one as creative as Heslop - no thanks!! Sign me up instead
[quote][p][bold]Manor Born[/bold] wrote: On a serious note Chish, surely you are worried about the goings on at your club? You are managerless and in limbo not knowing what the hell is going on with the ownership? The outgoing owners don't want anything to do with you any longer and the incoming ones seem to not have a pot to **** in - hence the Ritchie sale. You are over £13 million in debt thanks to your previous owner not having the strength to stand up to your lunatic ex-manager's constant demands for new players because the previous lot he had signed were not good enough after all. The new owners can't make any decisions regarding the manager, the old owner doesn't want to. You are up the proverbial creek without a paddle. However, we're not in a position to crow ourselves. It seems that OUFC have all but given up on the play-offs. Where is the new creative midfielder we were told at the open meeting would be coming in on Friday 15 February? Maybe Richards' injury has meant a shift in priority? Would be nice to know what is going on. Although I wouldn't trust Wilder to bring in anyone who would be capable of doing anything better than a "Simon Heslop". Maybe the new player injured his toe whilst driving down to Oxford. Still it is rather glorious watching you lot implode.[/p][/quote]Another one as creative as Heslop - no thanks!! Sign me up instead oldun
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9:26pm Tue 19 Feb 13

oldun says...

STFC - heading for a great win - and for the top of the table spot. Lucky them!! It could all end in tears - 1990 style
STFC - heading for a great win - and for the top of the table spot. Lucky them!! It could all end in tears - 1990 style oldun
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9:26pm Tue 19 Feb 13

oldun says...

STFC - heading for a great win - and for the top of the table spot. Lucky them!! It could all end in tears - 1990 style
STFC - heading for a great win - and for the top of the table spot. Lucky them!! It could all end in tears - 1990 style oldun
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10:02pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

A very weird week at STFC - now TOP of the League 1 - and no manager and no new owners yet.

So yes, to answer Manor Born of course we are worried - mainly about the unknown, we know we have a fantastic team.

I still think promotion will cause us more grief - so I'd say stay put ,consolidate and sort the finances out.

Still, we'll make the most of being perched in top slot for now - helps blank out temporarily, the other issues - tomorrows another day in the roller coaster ride ....

Oldun you've changed tack from ' it will ' end in tears to 'it could' :o)
A very weird week at STFC - now TOP of the League 1 - and no manager and no new owners yet. So yes, to answer Manor Born of course we are worried - mainly about the unknown, we know we have a fantastic team. I still think promotion will cause us more grief - so I'd say stay put ,consolidate and sort the finances out. Still, we'll make the most of being perched in top slot for now - helps blank out temporarily, the other issues - tomorrows another day in the roller coaster ride .... Oldun you've changed tack from ' it will ' end in tears to 'it could' :o) Chish and Fips
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