Chris Wilder releases statement saying he has NOT resigned as Oxford United manager

Oxford Mail: Chris Wilder releases statement saying he has NOT resigned as Oxford United manager Chris Wilder releases statement saying he has NOT resigned as Oxford United manager

THE future of Oxford United manager Chris Wilder took a dramatic twist this evening when a statement released on his behalf, insisted he has not resigned from his position.

U's chairman Ian Lenagan claimed that Wilder had stepped down following today's 1-0 victory over Torquay.

The 46-year-old, who has been in charge for five years, is expected to take over as Northampton Town manager.

Lenagan said today that he had rejected an approach from the Cobblers to speak to Wilder and added: "My understanding is Chris Wilder has in the last half an hour told the players that he is going and will not be back at Oxford after today.

"That is all I've heard. I'm not sure, I've just looked in his office and he's not there, but it would appear that he has resigned.

"It seems a very peculiar way to do it, but he has told the players.

"He told me yesterday and the day before that he would resign at the end of the match."

However, a statement released by Wilder's agent on his behalf read: "Following on from various comments in the media we can confirm that Chris Wilder has not resigned as manager of Oxford United Football Club either verbally or in writing and therefore continues in his role.

"There have been numerous discussions over the past few days in regards to Chris’s position and a link to Northampton Town Football Club.

"However as confirmed by the Oxford United Chairman in the local media following the game on Saturday, Oxford United have been fully part of these discussions.

"Chris feels strongly he has acted with integrity in this situation, as he has throughout his five years at Oxford United.

"Further comment will only be made as and when appropriate."

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10:06pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

What a total mess! Will someone please come out and tell us all what the truth is and where we are at now! If someone doesn't sort it out I will personally come down and bang some heads together. Mr Lenagan and Mr wilder please get together and make a joint statement at the ground in the morning!
What a total mess! Will someone please come out and tell us all what the truth is and where we are at now! If someone doesn't sort it out I will personally come down and bang some heads together. Mr Lenagan and Mr wilder please get together and make a joint statement at the ground in the morning! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 28

10:10pm Sat 25 Jan 14

tws says...

All I can think is CW is keeping all options open, ie until he's officially appointed as Northampton manager!! Messy!!!
All I can think is CW is keeping all options open, ie until he's officially appointed as Northampton manager!! Messy!!! tws
  • Score: 17

10:11pm Sat 25 Jan 14

onthebench says...

Ok, over to you now Mr Lenagan. It's in your power to stop this circus right now. A new contract for Chris Wilder TOMORROW, or pay his bus fare to Northampton. The poor man must have his future sorted out with no further delay. Anything else will make the club look like a joke. You must now support him or move him on. Let him bring in the new striker and midfielder he wants and we will be fine. If you don't trust him as a Manager you must allow him to earn his living for more than 6 months elsewhere. People seem to forget we are talking about a normal human being here. He needs some security for himself and his family. He is a thoroughly decent man who deserves better than this shambles.
Ok, over to you now Mr Lenagan. It's in your power to stop this circus right now. A new contract for Chris Wilder TOMORROW, or pay his bus fare to Northampton. The poor man must have his future sorted out with no further delay. Anything else will make the club look like a joke. You must now support him or move him on. Let him bring in the new striker and midfielder he wants and we will be fine. If you don't trust him as a Manager you must allow him to earn his living for more than 6 months elsewhere. People seem to forget we are talking about a normal human being here. He needs some security for himself and his family. He is a thoroughly decent man who deserves better than this shambles. onthebench
  • Score: 71

10:14pm Sat 25 Jan 14

tws says...

FINE post, onthebench, fine!!!!
FINE post, onthebench, fine!!!! tws
  • Score: 6

10:19pm Sat 25 Jan 14

dave from witney says...

Lenagan said: "My understanding is Chris Wilder has in the last half an hour told the players that he is going and will not be back at Oxford after today


Either he told the players or he didn't....Strange, but this is Oxford United
Lenagan said: "My understanding is Chris Wilder has in the last half an hour told the players that he is going and will not be back at Oxford after today Either he told the players or he didn't....Strange, but this is Oxford United dave from witney
  • Score: 19

10:23pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

onthebench wrote:
Ok, over to you now Mr Lenagan. It's in your power to stop this circus right now. A new contract for Chris Wilder TOMORROW, or pay his bus fare to Northampton. The poor man must have his future sorted out with no further delay. Anything else will make the club look like a joke. You must now support him or move him on. Let him bring in the new striker and midfielder he wants and we will be fine. If you don't trust him as a Manager you must allow him to earn his living for more than 6 months elsewhere. People seem to forget we are talking about a normal human being here. He needs some security for himself and his family. He is a thoroughly decent man who deserves better than this shambles.
I agree with you it is a total shambles but Chris knew at the start of the season what the Chairman expected so surely cannot expect things to be sorted out until we have either secured Promotion or the season has ended. Football Managers and Players alike are well paid and know that they need to meet certain conditions, as we all do in our employment, to be offered new contracts. I think, up until today, both Chris and IL had appeared to act with openness honesty and integrity, after this evenings shennannigans I am not so sure. The situation is I agree making all involved with the Football Club look pretty silly and they should meet and make a joint statement on Sunday morning!
[quote][p][bold]onthebench[/bold] wrote: Ok, over to you now Mr Lenagan. It's in your power to stop this circus right now. A new contract for Chris Wilder TOMORROW, or pay his bus fare to Northampton. The poor man must have his future sorted out with no further delay. Anything else will make the club look like a joke. You must now support him or move him on. Let him bring in the new striker and midfielder he wants and we will be fine. If you don't trust him as a Manager you must allow him to earn his living for more than 6 months elsewhere. People seem to forget we are talking about a normal human being here. He needs some security for himself and his family. He is a thoroughly decent man who deserves better than this shambles.[/p][/quote]I agree with you it is a total shambles but Chris knew at the start of the season what the Chairman expected so surely cannot expect things to be sorted out until we have either secured Promotion or the season has ended. Football Managers and Players alike are well paid and know that they need to meet certain conditions, as we all do in our employment, to be offered new contracts. I think, up until today, both Chris and IL had appeared to act with openness honesty and integrity, after this evenings shennannigans I am not so sure. The situation is I agree making all involved with the Football Club look pretty silly and they should meet and make a joint statement on Sunday morning! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 11

10:23pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

onthebench wrote:
Ok, over to you now Mr Lenagan. It's in your power to stop this circus right now. A new contract for Chris Wilder TOMORROW, or pay his bus fare to Northampton. The poor man must have his future sorted out with no further delay. Anything else will make the club look like a joke. You must now support him or move him on. Let him bring in the new striker and midfielder he wants and we will be fine. If you don't trust him as a Manager you must allow him to earn his living for more than 6 months elsewhere. People seem to forget we are talking about a normal human being here. He needs some security for himself and his family. He is a thoroughly decent man who deserves better than this shambles.
I agree with you it is a total shambles but Chris knew at the start of the season what the Chairman expected so surely cannot expect things to be sorted out until we have either secured Promotion or the season has ended. Football Managers and Players alike are well paid and know that they need to meet certain conditions, as we all do in our employment, to be offered new contracts. I think, up until today, both Chris and IL had appeared to act with openness honesty and integrity, after this evenings shennannigans I am not so sure. The situation is I agree making all involved with the Football Club look pretty silly and they should meet and make a joint statement on Sunday morning!
[quote][p][bold]onthebench[/bold] wrote: Ok, over to you now Mr Lenagan. It's in your power to stop this circus right now. A new contract for Chris Wilder TOMORROW, or pay his bus fare to Northampton. The poor man must have his future sorted out with no further delay. Anything else will make the club look like a joke. You must now support him or move him on. Let him bring in the new striker and midfielder he wants and we will be fine. If you don't trust him as a Manager you must allow him to earn his living for more than 6 months elsewhere. People seem to forget we are talking about a normal human being here. He needs some security for himself and his family. He is a thoroughly decent man who deserves better than this shambles.[/p][/quote]I agree with you it is a total shambles but Chris knew at the start of the season what the Chairman expected so surely cannot expect things to be sorted out until we have either secured Promotion or the season has ended. Football Managers and Players alike are well paid and know that they need to meet certain conditions, as we all do in our employment, to be offered new contracts. I think, up until today, both Chris and IL had appeared to act with openness honesty and integrity, after this evenings shennannigans I am not so sure. The situation is I agree making all involved with the Football Club look pretty silly and they should meet and make a joint statement on Sunday morning! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 5

10:28pm Sat 25 Jan 14

remberingthe80s says...

Let's put it this way Northampton hasn't agreed to take him only interview him and because of that and the fact that all you lot want him gone has come to this the laughing stock of the football league, Swindon town must be laughing at us
You wan###s
Let's put it this way Northampton hasn't agreed to take him only interview him and because of that and the fact that all you lot want him gone has come to this the laughing stock of the football league, Swindon town must be laughing at us You wan###s remberingthe80s
  • Score: -11

10:35pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Doctor69 says...

I get a feeling the northampton offer may have not materialised as expected after IL legal talk on radio and all of a sudden CW is a bit panicky?

Very strange situation!
I get a feeling the northampton offer may have not materialised as expected after IL legal talk on radio and all of a sudden CW is a bit panicky? Very strange situation! Doctor69
  • Score: 18

10:35pm Sat 25 Jan 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

I would imagine Wilder would not be due compensation if "He" left, but if he was sacked then he would be? I have seen this sort of thing before with Football Managers.. The next stage is he will be put on "Garden Leave"...
I would imagine Wilder would not be due compensation if "He" left, but if he was sacked then he would be? I have seen this sort of thing before with Football Managers.. The next stage is he will be put on "Garden Leave"... yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: 5

10:43pm Sat 25 Jan 14

village lad says...

CW backtracking big time after IL suggested he has taken Legal advice.

IL you now have 2 choices. Back him with a contract or Get rid!
CW backtracking big time after IL suggested he has taken Legal advice. IL you now have 2 choices. Back him with a contract or Get rid! village lad
  • Score: 9

10:50pm Sat 25 Jan 14

sharonnm says...

Will someone from the club stand up and tell us paying fans what the hell is going on, if not IL or CW then a representative from the club, you owe us that, this has become an absolute joke, are we not worthy enough to be told, this is our club that we support week in week out season after season, have the balls to stand up.
And for a chairman to make a comment saying 'it looks like he has resigned' for goodness sake it sounds like a kids argument in play ground.
I can not believe this, CW deserves to know where he stands for himself and his family, nobody deserves to be treated this way, come on oxford sort this out.
Will someone from the club stand up and tell us paying fans what the hell is going on, if not IL or CW then a representative from the club, you owe us that, this has become an absolute joke, are we not worthy enough to be told, this is our club that we support week in week out season after season, have the balls to stand up. And for a chairman to make a comment saying 'it looks like he has resigned' for goodness sake it sounds like a kids argument in play ground. I can not believe this, CW deserves to know where he stands for himself and his family, nobody deserves to be treated this way, come on oxford sort this out. sharonnm
  • Score: 13

10:56pm Sat 25 Jan 14

South Upper 87 says...

Wilder has not done himself any favours here. IL was very careful to say that Wilder had told the players he was finished, but that there was no official resignation. Clearly Wilder has been advised probably by his agent to backtrack, or maybe Northampton have told him they don't want to get involved under these circumstances. Either way there is no way back for him, you cannot lose face with your players and then come back. As said by Yaba, garden leave looks likely and Northampton would not touch him then with a barge pole.
Wilder has not done himself any favours here. IL was very careful to say that Wilder had told the players he was finished, but that there was no official resignation. Clearly Wilder has been advised probably by his agent to backtrack, or maybe Northampton have told him they don't want to get involved under these circumstances. Either way there is no way back for him, you cannot lose face with your players and then come back. As said by Yaba, garden leave looks likely and Northampton would not touch him then with a barge pole. South Upper 87
  • Score: 16

10:59pm Sat 25 Jan 14

village lad says...

South Upper 87 wrote:
Wilder has not done himself any favours here. IL was very careful to say that Wilder had told the players he was finished, but that there was no official resignation. Clearly Wilder has been advised probably by his agent to backtrack, or maybe Northampton have told him they don't want to get involved under these circumstances. Either way there is no way back for him, you cannot lose face with your players and then come back. As said by Yaba, garden leave looks likely and Northampton would not touch him then with a barge pole.
Wouldn't be allowed to while he is still in the Garden Shed
[quote][p][bold]South Upper 87[/bold] wrote: Wilder has not done himself any favours here. IL was very careful to say that Wilder had told the players he was finished, but that there was no official resignation. Clearly Wilder has been advised probably by his agent to backtrack, or maybe Northampton have told him they don't want to get involved under these circumstances. Either way there is no way back for him, you cannot lose face with your players and then come back. As said by Yaba, garden leave looks likely and Northampton would not touch him then with a barge pole.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't be allowed to while he is still in the Garden Shed village lad
  • Score: 7

11:26pm Sat 25 Jan 14

35 year fan says...

wilder has a contract until the end of the season. I would be very surprised if it allowed him to resign at this point, but we haven't seen it. maybe it has a release clause and if and when Northampton pay whatever the release price is he'll be gone. as the banks are shut that would be Monday.
wilder has a contract until the end of the season. I would be very surprised if it allowed him to resign at this point, but we haven't seen it. maybe it has a release clause and if and when Northampton pay whatever the release price is he'll be gone. as the banks are shut that would be Monday. 35 year fan
  • Score: 7

11:45pm Sat 25 Jan 14

adlibber says...

Wilder should just go - he has failed as a manager at Oxford and has been very fortunate to have been given 5 years at this club. The indecision over whether he is staying or going is embarrassing. just go leave the club slate the club for not 'supporting you' ha ha and be done we will be fine without you.
Wilder should just go - he has failed as a manager at Oxford and has been very fortunate to have been given 5 years at this club. The indecision over whether he is staying or going is embarrassing. just go leave the club slate the club for not 'supporting you' ha ha and be done we will be fine without you. adlibber
  • Score: -23

11:59pm Sat 25 Jan 14

iallan says...

The contract should be honored by both sides. Absent some injuries, the side would be several points better in the standings. This team will win promotion, but rocking the boat unnecessarily in mid-season is a bit nutty!
The contract should be honored by both sides. Absent some injuries, the side would be several points better in the standings. This team will win promotion, but rocking the boat unnecessarily in mid-season is a bit nutty! iallan
  • Score: 7

8:18am Sun 26 Jan 14

dovepe says...

Wilder resigns.We now have a new manager a Mr Chris Wilder.All in a few hours! Good work Mr Lenagan.
Wilder resigns.We now have a new manager a Mr Chris Wilder.All in a few hours! Good work Mr Lenagan. dovepe
  • Score: 2

8:19am Sun 26 Jan 14

Brenda Jackson says...

Ironic that wilder- who never seemed to be able to react positively when his team were struggling 'sells a dummy' to the Chairman by telling him (Over two days apparently) that yesterday would be his last match, and, goes around after the match saying 'goodbye' to the players and shook each one by the hand... Hence chaos, Chairman 'believes he's resigned' but 'he's not in his office' ??!!
Wilder then does a U-turn (Or should that be U's turn?) and makes a statement saying that 'he's not resigned'!! Seems he's had second thoughts, or rather his agent has advised him of his legal position- whatever happens now I can't see any way back for wilder, and it's all going to get more and more disruptive for the team unless they sort things out quickly because this situation helps nobody.
Ironic that wilder- who never seemed to be able to react positively when his team were struggling 'sells a dummy' to the Chairman by telling him (Over two days apparently) that yesterday would be his last match, and, goes around after the match saying 'goodbye' to the players and shook each one by the hand... Hence chaos, Chairman 'believes he's resigned' but 'he's not in his office' ??!! Wilder then does a U-turn (Or should that be U's turn?) and makes a statement saying that 'he's not resigned'!! Seems he's had second thoughts, or rather his agent has advised him of his legal position- whatever happens now I can't see any way back for wilder, and it's all going to get more and more disruptive for the team unless they sort things out quickly because this situation helps nobody. Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 10

8:23am Sun 26 Jan 14

New Manor rename says...

iallan wrote:
The contract should be honored by both sides. Absent some injuries, the side would be several points better in the standings. This team will win promotion, but rocking the boat unnecessarily in mid-season is a bit nutty!
True. But the guy is on a 1 year contract I.e. Come May he could be unemployed. I'm sure CW would rather stay but he doesn't want to be sat with no income when the Summer comes. His record will not make him leap out of any potential employee list so with a firm offer (if that's what it is) comes from another club working at the same level he is bound to take it OR use the offer as leverage to get more security from the club that he would rather be at. It would appear that IL needs to make a decision, not CW. Unfortunately for CW, the shambles of the last 24 hours could leave him with neither option.
[quote][p][bold]iallan[/bold] wrote: The contract should be honored by both sides. Absent some injuries, the side would be several points better in the standings. This team will win promotion, but rocking the boat unnecessarily in mid-season is a bit nutty![/p][/quote]True. But the guy is on a 1 year contract I.e. Come May he could be unemployed. I'm sure CW would rather stay but he doesn't want to be sat with no income when the Summer comes. His record will not make him leap out of any potential employee list so with a firm offer (if that's what it is) comes from another club working at the same level he is bound to take it OR use the offer as leverage to get more security from the club that he would rather be at. It would appear that IL needs to make a decision, not CW. Unfortunately for CW, the shambles of the last 24 hours could leave him with neither option. New Manor rename
  • Score: 1

8:38am Sun 26 Jan 14

adlibber says...

Wilder is being given bad advice and has made a fool of himself. I agree with most posts on this subject that this growing saga is making a mockery of the club. If Wilder said he was going the he needs to go I think he's made his position untenable anyway. We are in a very fortunate position in the league because our dip in form (pre Wycombe/Torquay) has coincided with other teams around us dropping points. This league is wide open and we need to sort this farce out and let whoever replaces Wilder get on with a promotion push. I can't help but image the irony if we go up and Wilder takes Northampton out of the league.
Wilder is being given bad advice and has made a fool of himself. I agree with most posts on this subject that this growing saga is making a mockery of the club. If Wilder said he was going the he needs to go I think he's made his position untenable anyway. We are in a very fortunate position in the league because our dip in form (pre Wycombe/Torquay) has coincided with other teams around us dropping points. This league is wide open and we need to sort this farce out and let whoever replaces Wilder get on with a promotion push. I can't help but image the irony if we go up and Wilder takes Northampton out of the league. adlibber
  • Score: 6

8:50am Sun 26 Jan 14

Doctor69 says...

Why should Wilder be put on gardening leave? That means we pay his wages for him to go and watch his ferrets race all day.
This situation is his doing. The way I see it is he either sucks it up and returns till the end of the season, or he does the decent thing and hands his notice in and accepts he has ballsed this up big time, as the chances are northampton won't take him.

Yet again this shows wilder up as an arrogant man. He has never really respected the fans, and is stubborn. Another couple of reasons so many of us want him gone.

Wilder out.
Why should Wilder be put on gardening leave? That means we pay his wages for him to go and watch his ferrets race all day. This situation is his doing. The way I see it is he either sucks it up and returns till the end of the season, or he does the decent thing and hands his notice in and accepts he has ballsed this up big time, as the chances are northampton won't take him. Yet again this shows wilder up as an arrogant man. He has never really respected the fans, and is stubborn. Another couple of reasons so many of us want him gone. Wilder out. Doctor69
  • Score: 6

9:33am Sun 26 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

Oh well my celebrating in the pub last night was for nothing, Donkey is still here according to him, if nothing else the complete PR department at OUFC need sacking as it seems one hand does not know what the other is doing, if in doubt stay quiet.

But right now with this mess IL has to do something, nothing is not an option anymore.

Pi** up in a brewery badly organised comes to mind.
Oh well my celebrating in the pub last night was for nothing, Donkey is still here according to him, if nothing else the complete PR department at OUFC need sacking as it seems one hand does not know what the other is doing, if in doubt stay quiet. But right now with this mess IL has to do something, nothing is not an option anymore. Pi** up in a brewery badly organised comes to mind. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -7

9:36am Sun 26 Jan 14

Bis4badger says...

adlibber wrote:
Wilder is being given bad advice and has made a fool of himself. I agree with most posts on this subject that this growing saga is making a mockery of the club. If Wilder said he was going the he needs to go I think he's made his position untenable anyway. We are in a very fortunate position in the league because our dip in form (pre Wycombe/Torquay) has coincided with other teams around us dropping points. This league is wide open and we need to sort this farce out and let whoever replaces Wilder get on with a promotion push. I can't help but image the irony if we go up and Wilder takes Northampton out of the league.
And the irony with who we play last game of the season, 1 up, 1 down?
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: Wilder is being given bad advice and has made a fool of himself. I agree with most posts on this subject that this growing saga is making a mockery of the club. If Wilder said he was going the he needs to go I think he's made his position untenable anyway. We are in a very fortunate position in the league because our dip in form (pre Wycombe/Torquay) has coincided with other teams around us dropping points. This league is wide open and we need to sort this farce out and let whoever replaces Wilder get on with a promotion push. I can't help but image the irony if we go up and Wilder takes Northampton out of the league.[/p][/quote]And the irony with who we play last game of the season, 1 up, 1 down? Bis4badger
  • Score: 7

9:51am Sun 26 Jan 14

Brooksy120 says...

He agreed to a 1 year contract with a set date for the club to make a decision on renewal or not, why is anyone sympathising with him. He knew the deal when he signed it. The chairman doesn't have to grant permission for him to speak to another club, that is his right. The one good thing now is, NTFC will have to pay compensation if they want him. He is going one way or the other.
He agreed to a 1 year contract with a set date for the club to make a decision on renewal or not, why is anyone sympathising with him. He knew the deal when he signed it. The chairman doesn't have to grant permission for him to speak to another club, that is his right. The one good thing now is, NTFC will have to pay compensation if they want him. He is going one way or the other. Brooksy120
  • Score: 5

9:52am Sun 26 Jan 14

Yellowlines says...

Probably failed the Northampton interview.
Probably failed the Northampton interview. Yellowlines
  • Score: 5

9:54am Sun 26 Jan 14

South Upper 87 says...

New Manor rename wrote:
iallan wrote:
The contract should be honored by both sides. Absent some injuries, the side would be several points better in the standings. This team will win promotion, but rocking the boat unnecessarily in mid-season is a bit nutty!
True. But the guy is on a 1 year contract I.e. Come May he could be unemployed. I'm sure CW would rather stay but he doesn't want to be sat with no income when the Summer comes. His record will not make him leap out of any potential employee list so with a firm offer (if that's what it is) comes from another club working at the same level he is bound to take it OR use the offer as leverage to get more security from the club that he would rather be at. It would appear that IL needs to make a decision, not CW. Unfortunately for CW, the shambles of the last 24 hours could leave him with neither option.
I am not sure that it's IL who needs to make a decision. He offered Wilder a contract last year for twelve months, with a further twelve months at the club's option. The target has always been to finish in the top seven at the end of the year.......we are nowhere near the end of the season yet. The chairman has acted correctly in my opinion. Wilder is now showing his few remaining supporters what a plonker he can be. He (Wilder) may be trying to get himself out of the total mess that only he created. What is clear that whatever happens, Wilder can no longer manage the team. Either he leaves his contract, gets sacked, or maybe gardening leave is an option, providing the club can prove his wrongdoing. Interesting times, but roll on Tuesday night.
[quote][p][bold]New Manor rename[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iallan[/bold] wrote: The contract should be honored by both sides. Absent some injuries, the side would be several points better in the standings. This team will win promotion, but rocking the boat unnecessarily in mid-season is a bit nutty![/p][/quote]True. But the guy is on a 1 year contract I.e. Come May he could be unemployed. I'm sure CW would rather stay but he doesn't want to be sat with no income when the Summer comes. His record will not make him leap out of any potential employee list so with a firm offer (if that's what it is) comes from another club working at the same level he is bound to take it OR use the offer as leverage to get more security from the club that he would rather be at. It would appear that IL needs to make a decision, not CW. Unfortunately for CW, the shambles of the last 24 hours could leave him with neither option.[/p][/quote]I am not sure that it's IL who needs to make a decision. He offered Wilder a contract last year for twelve months, with a further twelve months at the club's option. The target has always been to finish in the top seven at the end of the year.......we are nowhere near the end of the season yet. The chairman has acted correctly in my opinion. Wilder is now showing his few remaining supporters what a plonker he can be. He (Wilder) may be trying to get himself out of the total mess that only he created. What is clear that whatever happens, Wilder can no longer manage the team. Either he leaves his contract, gets sacked, or maybe gardening leave is an option, providing the club can prove his wrongdoing. Interesting times, but roll on Tuesday night. South Upper 87
  • Score: 16

10:08am Sun 26 Jan 14

Aylesbury Bob says...

If Wilder didn't like the reality of a one year contract then he should not have signed it last year. He has not yet achieved anything this season and so I believe IL's stance on a new contract is correct. He's already been given one chance to speak to Pompey when they came a-calling, why should IL indulge Wilder every time this happens? He either wants to be manager of OUFC or he doesn't, I read into all of this that it's the latter. I fully understand the job security piece and that he wants stability for his family and I do empathise with him on this, but Chris Wilder is not bigger than the club. I suspect that he's thrown his toys out of the pram and now it's going to bite him in the backside. Listening to the RadOx interview with IL yesterday all he did was relay what he had gleamed from the players etc. How long did it take CW to issue his statement, presumably after he spoke to Northampton chairman. Providing that the facts are as stated by IL and as understood by us fans then my view is that Wilder's position is untenable. I actually think this is quite sad as I like CW but, and I can't believe I agree with BigAl on something, doing nothing is not an option now.
If Wilder didn't like the reality of a one year contract then he should not have signed it last year. He has not yet achieved anything this season and so I believe IL's stance on a new contract is correct. He's already been given one chance to speak to Pompey when they came a-calling, why should IL indulge Wilder every time this happens? He either wants to be manager of OUFC or he doesn't, I read into all of this that it's the latter. I fully understand the job security piece and that he wants stability for his family and I do empathise with him on this, but Chris Wilder is not bigger than the club. I suspect that he's thrown his toys out of the pram and now it's going to bite him in the backside. Listening to the RadOx interview with IL yesterday all he did was relay what he had gleamed from the players etc. How long did it take CW to issue his statement, presumably after he spoke to Northampton chairman. Providing that the facts are as stated by IL and as understood by us fans then my view is that Wilder's position is untenable. I actually think this is quite sad as I like CW but, and I can't believe I agree with BigAl on something, doing nothing is not an option now. Aylesbury Bob
  • Score: 18

10:11am Sun 26 Jan 14

skye53 says...

I think onthebench said it all give the man a chance look were he as taken Oxford from we could have been playing in the conference league or even none league its just a shame the chairman didn't release the cash for some more playersplayers. what ever happens I hope Mr wilder dose well from it all
I think onthebench said it all give the man a chance look were he as taken Oxford from we could have been playing in the conference league or even none league its just a shame the chairman didn't release the cash for some more playersplayers. what ever happens I hope Mr wilder dose well from it all skye53
  • Score: -11

10:37am Sun 26 Jan 14

New Manor rename says...

South Upper 87 wrote:
New Manor rename wrote:
iallan wrote:
The contract should be honored by both sides. Absent some injuries, the side would be several points better in the standings. This team will win promotion, but rocking the boat unnecessarily in mid-season is a bit nutty!
True. But the guy is on a 1 year contract I.e. Come May he could be unemployed. I'm sure CW would rather stay but he doesn't want to be sat with no income when the Summer comes. His record will not make him leap out of any potential employee list so with a firm offer (if that's what it is) comes from another club working at the same level he is bound to take it OR use the offer as leverage to get more security from the club that he would rather be at. It would appear that IL needs to make a decision, not CW. Unfortunately for CW, the shambles of the last 24 hours could leave him with neither option.
I am not sure that it's IL who needs to make a decision. He offered Wilder a contract last year for twelve months, with a further twelve months at the club's option. The target has always been to finish in the top seven at the end of the year.......we are nowhere near the end of the season yet. The chairman has acted correctly in my opinion. Wilder is now showing his few remaining supporters what a plonker he can be. He (Wilder) may be trying to get himself out of the total mess that only he created. What is clear that whatever happens, Wilder can no longer manage the team. Either he leaves his contract, gets sacked, or maybe gardening leave is an option, providing the club can prove his wrongdoing. Interesting times, but roll on Tuesday night.
I agree. The chairman has acted correctly. However, he is still the one that needs to make a decision. Now CW says he has not resigned (somehow managed to **** up resignation tactics as well!) and trying to hide under the skirt of his contract. Therefore, IL decision is let it ride with all the destabilising that will come as a result or sack the guy. Problem is, if he is sacked he will be owed some form of compensation as the contract is broken which will remove more potential funds for the club. Hopefully, if he has resigned in the dressing room he can be done with some form of misconduct/breach of contract. It is ILs decision and it's not an easy one.
[quote][p][bold]South Upper 87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]New Manor rename[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iallan[/bold] wrote: The contract should be honored by both sides. Absent some injuries, the side would be several points better in the standings. This team will win promotion, but rocking the boat unnecessarily in mid-season is a bit nutty![/p][/quote]True. But the guy is on a 1 year contract I.e. Come May he could be unemployed. I'm sure CW would rather stay but he doesn't want to be sat with no income when the Summer comes. His record will not make him leap out of any potential employee list so with a firm offer (if that's what it is) comes from another club working at the same level he is bound to take it OR use the offer as leverage to get more security from the club that he would rather be at. It would appear that IL needs to make a decision, not CW. Unfortunately for CW, the shambles of the last 24 hours could leave him with neither option.[/p][/quote]I am not sure that it's IL who needs to make a decision. He offered Wilder a contract last year for twelve months, with a further twelve months at the club's option. The target has always been to finish in the top seven at the end of the year.......we are nowhere near the end of the season yet. The chairman has acted correctly in my opinion. Wilder is now showing his few remaining supporters what a plonker he can be. He (Wilder) may be trying to get himself out of the total mess that only he created. What is clear that whatever happens, Wilder can no longer manage the team. Either he leaves his contract, gets sacked, or maybe gardening leave is an option, providing the club can prove his wrongdoing. Interesting times, but roll on Tuesday night.[/p][/quote]I agree. The chairman has acted correctly. However, he is still the one that needs to make a decision. Now CW says he has not resigned (somehow managed to **** up resignation tactics as well!) and trying to hide under the skirt of his contract. Therefore, IL decision is let it ride with all the destabilising that will come as a result or sack the guy. Problem is, if he is sacked he will be owed some form of compensation as the contract is broken which will remove more potential funds for the club. Hopefully, if he has resigned in the dressing room he can be done with some form of misconduct/breach of contract. It is ILs decision and it's not an easy one. New Manor rename
  • Score: 5

10:42am Sun 26 Jan 14

Brenda Jackson says...

skye53 wrote:
I think onthebench said it all give the man a chance look were he as taken Oxford from we could have been playing in the conference league or even none league its just a shame the chairman didn't release the cash for some more playersplayers. what ever happens I hope Mr wilder dose well from it all
Naïve at best, wilder has had enough chances- the Chairman gave him yet another one when most thought his time was up. Now we find ourselves with a dilemma, or the Chairman does at least- what to do with Chris, wheel barrow, fork and hoe- and off he goes!!
[quote][p][bold]skye53[/bold] wrote: I think onthebench said it all give the man a chance look were he as taken Oxford from we could have been playing in the conference league or even none league its just a shame the chairman didn't release the cash for some more playersplayers. what ever happens I hope Mr wilder dose well from it all[/p][/quote]Naïve at best, wilder has had enough chances- the Chairman gave him yet another one when most thought his time was up. Now we find ourselves with a dilemma, or the Chairman does at least- what to do with Chris, wheel barrow, fork and hoe- and off he goes!! Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 1

10:51am Sun 26 Jan 14

cheekychap72 says...

skye53 wrote:
I think onthebench said it all give the man a chance look were he as taken Oxford from we could have been playing in the conference league or even none league its just a shame the chairman didn't release the cash for some more playersplayers. what ever happens I hope Mr wilder dose well from it all
Did you not hear I an Lenagan on radio oxford then ?
[quote][p][bold]skye53[/bold] wrote: I think onthebench said it all give the man a chance look were he as taken Oxford from we could have been playing in the conference league or even none league its just a shame the chairman didn't release the cash for some more playersplayers. what ever happens I hope Mr wilder dose well from it all[/p][/quote]Did you not hear I an Lenagan on radio oxford then ? cheekychap72
  • Score: 6

10:51am Sun 26 Jan 14

cheekychap72 says...

skye53 wrote:
I think onthebench said it all give the man a chance look were he as taken Oxford from we could have been playing in the conference league or even none league its just a shame the chairman didn't release the cash for some more playersplayers. what ever happens I hope Mr wilder dose well from it all
Did you not hear I an Lenagan on radio oxford then ?
[quote][p][bold]skye53[/bold] wrote: I think onthebench said it all give the man a chance look were he as taken Oxford from we could have been playing in the conference league or even none league its just a shame the chairman didn't release the cash for some more playersplayers. what ever happens I hope Mr wilder dose well from it all[/p][/quote]Did you not hear I an Lenagan on radio oxford then ? cheekychap72
  • Score: 0

10:56am Sun 26 Jan 14

cheekychap72 says...

South Upper 87 wrote:
New Manor rename wrote:
iallan wrote:
The contract should be honored by both sides. Absent some injuries, the side would be several points better in the standings. This team will win promotion, but rocking the boat unnecessarily in mid-season is a bit nutty!
True. But the guy is on a 1 year contract I.e. Come May he could be unemployed. I'm sure CW would rather stay but he doesn't want to be sat with no income when the Summer comes. His record will not make him leap out of any potential employee list so with a firm offer (if that's what it is) comes from another club working at the same level he is bound to take it OR use the offer as leverage to get more security from the club that he would rather be at. It would appear that IL needs to make a decision, not CW. Unfortunately for CW, the shambles of the last 24 hours could leave him with neither option.
I am not sure that it's IL who needs to make a decision. He offered Wilder a contract last year for twelve months, with a further twelve months at the club's option. The target has always been to finish in the top seven at the end of the year.......we are nowhere near the end of the season yet. The chairman has acted correctly in my opinion. Wilder is now showing his few remaining supporters what a plonker he can be. He (Wilder) may be trying to get himself out of the total mess that only he created. What is clear that whatever happens, Wilder can no longer manage the team. Either he leaves his contract, gets sacked, or maybe gardening leave is an option, providing the club can prove his wrongdoing. Interesting times, but roll on Tuesday night.
Well there,s all the players he supposed to have told would have to stand in up in a tribunail i am assume so may regret telling the players now,
[quote][p][bold]South Upper 87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]New Manor rename[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iallan[/bold] wrote: The contract should be honored by both sides. Absent some injuries, the side would be several points better in the standings. This team will win promotion, but rocking the boat unnecessarily in mid-season is a bit nutty![/p][/quote]True. But the guy is on a 1 year contract I.e. Come May he could be unemployed. I'm sure CW would rather stay but he doesn't want to be sat with no income when the Summer comes. His record will not make him leap out of any potential employee list so with a firm offer (if that's what it is) comes from another club working at the same level he is bound to take it OR use the offer as leverage to get more security from the club that he would rather be at. It would appear that IL needs to make a decision, not CW. Unfortunately for CW, the shambles of the last 24 hours could leave him with neither option.[/p][/quote]I am not sure that it's IL who needs to make a decision. He offered Wilder a contract last year for twelve months, with a further twelve months at the club's option. The target has always been to finish in the top seven at the end of the year.......we are nowhere near the end of the season yet. The chairman has acted correctly in my opinion. Wilder is now showing his few remaining supporters what a plonker he can be. He (Wilder) may be trying to get himself out of the total mess that only he created. What is clear that whatever happens, Wilder can no longer manage the team. Either he leaves his contract, gets sacked, or maybe gardening leave is an option, providing the club can prove his wrongdoing. Interesting times, but roll on Tuesday night.[/p][/quote]Well there,s all the players he supposed to have told would have to stand in up in a tribunail i am assume so may regret telling the players now, cheekychap72
  • Score: 5

11:08am Sun 26 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

So where are Mr. Lenagan and Mr.Wilder with their statements clarifying the situation this morning.? For the sake of stability at this Football Club particularly with a game on Tuesday we need a positive outcome, whether one or the other has to eat humble pie it doesn't matter, either CW has gone or he hasn't, we need a statement! Tell us what's happening!
So where are Mr. Lenagan and Mr.Wilder with their statements clarifying the situation this morning.? For the sake of stability at this Football Club particularly with a game on Tuesday we need a positive outcome, whether one or the other has to eat humble pie it doesn't matter, either CW has gone or he hasn't, we need a statement! Tell us what's happening! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 10

11:10am Sun 26 Jan 14

jbowling says...

It looks like I started celebrating too early !

5.30 Wilder to team - I'm off lads say goodbye to the fans for me.
6.00 Wilder to Northampton - I've left and can start on Monday
6.10 Northampton to Wilder - You are only on the short list
9.00 Wilder to Press - I haven't really left

What a man
It looks like I started celebrating too early ! 5.30 Wilder to team - I'm off lads say goodbye to the fans for me. 6.00 Wilder to Northampton - I've left and can start on Monday 6.10 Northampton to Wilder - You are only on the short list 9.00 Wilder to Press - I haven't really left What a man jbowling
  • Score: 19

11:11am Sun 26 Jan 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

Once this mess is sorted out and if Wilder does go, I really hope we get Gary Mills from Gateshead. He has turned the fortune of Gateshead around this season and is someone who can motivate a team and is always looking to play attractive passing football. He would also come along with bags of ambition. Anyone else got any managerial requests?
Once this mess is sorted out and if Wilder does go, I really hope we get Gary Mills from Gateshead. He has turned the fortune of Gateshead around this season and is someone who can motivate a team and is always looking to play attractive passing football. He would also come along with bags of ambition. Anyone else got any managerial requests? EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 7

11:54am Sun 26 Jan 14

oxcidental says...

It is all C O B B L E R S !!!!!!!! Sort this OUT !!!!!!
It is all C O B B L E R S !!!!!!!! Sort this OUT !!!!!! oxcidental
  • Score: 3

11:55am Sun 26 Jan 14

bigchet says...

have tried to get in touch with confused dot com but no luck so far. would imagine that big al ,who is surely one of the front runners will not know whether to put his cv in the post on monday or not. hope that for his sake as well as the rest of us that the situation is resolved one way or another as soon as possible.
have tried to get in touch with confused dot com but no luck so far. would imagine that big al ,who is surely one of the front runners will not know whether to put his cv in the post on monday or not. hope that for his sake as well as the rest of us that the situation is resolved one way or another as soon as possible. bigchet
  • Score: 2

12:12pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

Doctor69 wrote:
Why should Wilder be put on gardening leave? That means we pay his wages for him to go and watch his ferrets race all day.
This situation is his doing. The way I see it is he either sucks it up and returns till the end of the season, or he does the decent thing and hands his notice in and accepts he has ballsed this up big time, as the chances are northampton won't take him.

Yet again this shows wilder up as an arrogant man. He has never really respected the fans, and is stubborn. Another couple of reasons so many of us want him gone.

Wilder out.
Brilliantly put, sums up the man and the situation he has created. Lenagan has chosen his words carefully and appears to have only given the facts. Obviously we don't know the exact facts but if CW did tell IL, once let alone twice he would leave after Saturdays match, then told his players he was going and not having the courtesy to speak to the Chairman before he left you can understand how confusion has arisen. I assume IL did try to contact CW, other than just looking in his empty office, before he made his statement to the media ? It does sum up Chris that he can't even get this situation sorted. Does anyone know if he is the number one candidate at Northampton? After all Pompey sort permission to speak to him while all along it seemed he was only 2nd choice at best, maybe he had discovered he wasn't No:1 at Northampton so back tracked. While we don't know speculation is the norm and that's why we, as the supporters of the club, deserve a statement as to what's happening now, if not all the facts, at least where we are at now!
[quote][p][bold]Doctor69[/bold] wrote: Why should Wilder be put on gardening leave? That means we pay his wages for him to go and watch his ferrets race all day. This situation is his doing. The way I see it is he either sucks it up and returns till the end of the season, or he does the decent thing and hands his notice in and accepts he has ballsed this up big time, as the chances are northampton won't take him. Yet again this shows wilder up as an arrogant man. He has never really respected the fans, and is stubborn. Another couple of reasons so many of us want him gone. Wilder out.[/p][/quote]Brilliantly put, sums up the man and the situation he has created. Lenagan has chosen his words carefully and appears to have only given the facts. Obviously we don't know the exact facts but if CW did tell IL, once let alone twice he would leave after Saturdays match, then told his players he was going and not having the courtesy to speak to the Chairman before he left you can understand how confusion has arisen. I assume IL did try to contact CW, other than just looking in his empty office, before he made his statement to the media ? It does sum up Chris that he can't even get this situation sorted. Does anyone know if he is the number one candidate at Northampton? After all Pompey sort permission to speak to him while all along it seemed he was only 2nd choice at best, maybe he had discovered he wasn't No:1 at Northampton so back tracked. While we don't know speculation is the norm and that's why we, as the supporters of the club, deserve a statement as to what's happening now, if not all the facts, at least where we are at now! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 1

12:28pm Sun 26 Jan 14

learned says...

Why isn't Lenegan or the club making any statement ??!!
This s a complete mess and maybe now Lenegan doesn't know what to do ?
How is this going to affect the players for the Exeter and Wimbledon games ??
Why isn't Lenegan or the club making any statement ??!! This s a complete mess and maybe now Lenegan doesn't know what to do ? How is this going to affect the players for the Exeter and Wimbledon games ?? learned
  • Score: 2

12:35pm Sun 26 Jan 14

BenkiuGuasu says...

only an oxford hater, or a complete muppet can be enjoying this. zero chance of promotion now.. Wilder you will be sorely missed
only an oxford hater, or a complete muppet can be enjoying this. zero chance of promotion now.. Wilder you will be sorely missed BenkiuGuasu
  • Score: -1

12:54pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Yellowlines says...

Brenda Jackson wrote:
skye53 wrote:
I think onthebench said it all give the man a chance look were he as taken Oxford from we could have been playing in the conference league or even none league its just a shame the chairman didn't release the cash for some more playersplayers. what ever happens I hope Mr wilder dose well from it all
Naïve at best, wilder has had enough chances- the Chairman gave him yet another one when most thought his time was up. Now we find ourselves with a dilemma, or the Chairman does at least- what to do with Chris, wheel barrow, fork and hoe- and off he goes!!
On the other hand with two proper strikers and a more positive plan we could be in League 1. He has had enough time.
[quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skye53[/bold] wrote: I think onthebench said it all give the man a chance look were he as taken Oxford from we could have been playing in the conference league or even none league its just a shame the chairman didn't release the cash for some more playersplayers. what ever happens I hope Mr wilder dose well from it all[/p][/quote]Naïve at best, wilder has had enough chances- the Chairman gave him yet another one when most thought his time was up. Now we find ourselves with a dilemma, or the Chairman does at least- what to do with Chris, wheel barrow, fork and hoe- and off he goes!![/p][/quote]On the other hand with two proper strikers and a more positive plan we could be in League 1. He has had enough time. Yellowlines
  • Score: 8

2:00pm Sun 26 Jan 14

South Upper 87 says...

learned wrote:
Why isn't Lenegan or the club making any statement ??!!
This s a complete mess and maybe now Lenegan doesn't know what to do ?
How is this going to affect the players for the Exeter and Wimbledon games ??
Surely the chairman will make a full statement when he knows what is going on. It is pretty obvious that his phone is not 'off the hook' and one assumes is in contact with Wilder's agent, managers association, lawyers, or even the Northampton chairman. If not it will become clearer when we find out if Wilder turns up in the morning.
[quote][p][bold]learned[/bold] wrote: Why isn't Lenegan or the club making any statement ??!! This s a complete mess and maybe now Lenegan doesn't know what to do ? How is this going to affect the players for the Exeter and Wimbledon games ??[/p][/quote]Surely the chairman will make a full statement when he knows what is going on. It is pretty obvious that his phone is not 'off the hook' and one assumes is in contact with Wilder's agent, managers association, lawyers, or even the Northampton chairman. If not it will become clearer when we find out if Wilder turns up in the morning. South Upper 87
  • Score: 9

2:45pm Sun 26 Jan 14

cheekychap72 says...

BenkiuGuasu wrote:
only an oxford hater, or a complete muppet can be enjoying this. zero chance of promotion now.. Wilder you will be sorely missed
I am sure majority of the fans dont want this but he is under contract and how many more interviews would he want to go for and time will tell hopefully noy through the courts to solve it.
[quote][p][bold]BenkiuGuasu[/bold] wrote: only an oxford hater, or a complete muppet can be enjoying this. zero chance of promotion now.. Wilder you will be sorely missed[/p][/quote]I am sure majority of the fans dont want this but he is under contract and how many more interviews would he want to go for and time will tell hopefully noy through the courts to solve it. cheekychap72
  • Score: 0

2:46pm Sun 26 Jan 14

cheekychap72 says...

learned wrote:
Why isn't Lenegan or the club making any statement ??!!
This s a complete mess and maybe now Lenegan doesn't know what to do ?
How is this going to affect the players for the Exeter and Wimbledon games ??
Lenegan not going to come out and tell everyone yet and up being sued if he gets it wrong.
[quote][p][bold]learned[/bold] wrote: Why isn't Lenegan or the club making any statement ??!! This s a complete mess and maybe now Lenegan doesn't know what to do ? How is this going to affect the players for the Exeter and Wimbledon games ??[/p][/quote]Lenegan not going to come out and tell everyone yet and up being sued if he gets it wrong. cheekychap72
  • Score: 3

2:50pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

jbowling wrote:
It looks like I started celebrating too early !

5.30 Wilder to team - I'm off lads say goodbye to the fans for me.
6.00 Wilder to Northampton - I've left and can start on Monday
6.10 Northampton to Wilder - You are only on the short list
9.00 Wilder to Press - I haven't really left

What a man
Brilliantly well put. only bits you missed were the calls to and from his agent and solicitor beyween 6.10 and 9.00pm. seems he was told to try and recover some ground, we can only guess as no one has still had the decency to explain this fiasco to us. Unless of course Ian Lenagan is happy in the knowledge that even without a letter of resignation the club are in the box seat. With the match at Exeter on Tuesday getting ever closer it is imperative that things dont drag on, as much as i admired Mad Dog as a battling midfielder he is part of the problem as to why we are not more positive.
[quote][p][bold]jbowling[/bold] wrote: It looks like I started celebrating too early ! 5.30 Wilder to team - I'm off lads say goodbye to the fans for me. 6.00 Wilder to Northampton - I've left and can start on Monday 6.10 Northampton to Wilder - You are only on the short list 9.00 Wilder to Press - I haven't really left What a man[/p][/quote]Brilliantly well put. only bits you missed were the calls to and from his agent and solicitor beyween 6.10 and 9.00pm. seems he was told to try and recover some ground, we can only guess as no one has still had the decency to explain this fiasco to us. Unless of course Ian Lenagan is happy in the knowledge that even without a letter of resignation the club are in the box seat. With the match at Exeter on Tuesday getting ever closer it is imperative that things dont drag on, as much as i admired Mad Dog as a battling midfielder he is part of the problem as to why we are not more positive. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 2

2:54pm Sun 26 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

bigchet wrote:
have tried to get in touch with confused dot com but no luck so far. would imagine that big al ,who is surely one of the front runners will not know whether to put his cv in the post on monday or not. hope that for his sake as well as the rest of us that the situation is resolved one way or another as soon as possible.
I will take the job and direct plays from up the top of the south stand where we can see all.

Down at pitch side it must be different as Wilder proves.

What more it will do it for free saving a wage to get a striker in.
[quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: have tried to get in touch with confused dot com but no luck so far. would imagine that big al ,who is surely one of the front runners will not know whether to put his cv in the post on monday or not. hope that for his sake as well as the rest of us that the situation is resolved one way or another as soon as possible.[/p][/quote]I will take the job and direct plays from up the top of the south stand where we can see all. Down at pitch side it must be different as Wilder proves. What more it will do it for free saving a wage to get a striker in. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -3

3:27pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Davos P says...

CW has showed arrogance in verbally resigning and no matter what happens his position is now untenable as IL couldn't possibly allow this infantile behaviour. I've had many 1 year contracts in my career and fully understood that if I didn't perform it wouldn't be renewed! Probably for a lot less money as well!
CW has showed arrogance in verbally resigning and no matter what happens his position is now untenable as IL couldn't possibly allow this infantile behaviour. I've had many 1 year contracts in my career and fully understood that if I didn't perform it wouldn't be renewed! Probably for a lot less money as well! Davos P
  • Score: 8

6:24pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Muckaway says...

The management couldn't run a bath and the "strikers" couldn't hit a barn door painted bright yellow.
Still, Oxford did win the milk cup in 1986, and they still delight in telling you this unremarkable fact.
The management couldn't run a bath and the "strikers" couldn't hit a barn door painted bright yellow. Still, Oxford did win the milk cup in 1986, and they still delight in telling you this unremarkable fact. Muckaway
  • Score: -10

8:33pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Happy09 says...

Lenegan been reading that book that Robert Maxwell wrote, then read by Firoz Kassam, and left for lenegan to learn how to run a micky mouse club????, ROTFLMFAO.
Lenegan been reading that book that Robert Maxwell wrote, then read by Firoz Kassam, and left for lenegan to learn how to run a micky mouse club????, ROTFLMFAO. Happy09
  • Score: -1

8:49pm Sun 26 Jan 14

village lad says...

35 year fan wrote:
wilder has a contract until the end of the season. I would be very surprised if it allowed him to resign at this point, but we haven't seen it. maybe it has a release clause and if and when Northampton pay whatever the release price is he'll be gone. as the banks are shut that would be Monday.
LMAO

This is 2014 the age of 24 hour Online banking. No longer are you restricted from Monday - Friday to do financial transactions
[quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: wilder has a contract until the end of the season. I would be very surprised if it allowed him to resign at this point, but we haven't seen it. maybe it has a release clause and if and when Northampton pay whatever the release price is he'll be gone. as the banks are shut that would be Monday.[/p][/quote]LMAO This is 2014 the age of 24 hour Online banking. No longer are you restricted from Monday - Friday to do financial transactions village lad
  • Score: 0

8:49pm Sun 26 Jan 14

village lad says...

35 year fan wrote:
wilder has a contract until the end of the season. I would be very surprised if it allowed him to resign at this point, but we haven't seen it. maybe it has a release clause and if and when Northampton pay whatever the release price is he'll be gone. as the banks are shut that would be Monday.
LMAO

This is 2014 the age of 24 hour Online banking. No longer are you restricted from Monday - Friday to do financial transactions
[quote][p][bold]35 year fan[/bold] wrote: wilder has a contract until the end of the season. I would be very surprised if it allowed him to resign at this point, but we haven't seen it. maybe it has a release clause and if and when Northampton pay whatever the release price is he'll be gone. as the banks are shut that would be Monday.[/p][/quote]LMAO This is 2014 the age of 24 hour Online banking. No longer are you restricted from Monday - Friday to do financial transactions village lad
  • Score: 0

10:24pm Sun 26 Jan 14

LetsBeRational says...

Am I the only opoerson not to have seen Chris Wilder's contract. All that is public is that it is one year with the club's option to extend.

Anything else is speculation dressed up as fact. In the Radio Oxford interview yesterday I am sure the subject of a date came up and Lennigan said the club were going to talk to him, probably in the next couple of months. He said that he was going to be starting talks early. I take it from that any supposed date in the contract was a fair bit in the future, or at the end of the contract.

Nobody really knows the truth. Chris Wilder may have walked out unproffesionally, Lennigan may be publicly saying Wilder has been unproffesional to take the criticism away from the board. The truth is the fans - who pay their money week in/week out and support the club through thick and thin when all of the characters in this current soap opera have gone - will be the last to know, if they ever find out. However it's that lack of knowledge that leads to speculation, that leads to the fans - the core foundation of the club - being disunited.

Maybe everyone at the club needs to remember who keeps the club going through the bad times.
Am I the only opoerson not to have seen Chris Wilder's contract. All that is public is that it is one year with the club's option to extend. Anything else is speculation dressed up as fact. In the Radio Oxford interview yesterday I am sure the subject of a date came up and Lennigan said the club were going to talk to him, probably in the next couple of months. He said that he was going to be starting talks early. I take it from that any supposed date in the contract was a fair bit in the future, or at the end of the contract. Nobody really knows the truth. Chris Wilder may have walked out unproffesionally, Lennigan may be publicly saying Wilder has been unproffesional to take the criticism away from the board. The truth is the fans - who pay their money week in/week out and support the club through thick and thin when all of the characters in this current soap opera have gone - will be the last to know, if they ever find out. However it's that lack of knowledge that leads to speculation, that leads to the fans - the core foundation of the club - being disunited. Maybe everyone at the club needs to remember who keeps the club going through the bad times. LetsBeRational
  • Score: 1

11:15pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Tom Cranmer says...

He's definitely gone http://www.bbc.co.uk
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He's definitely gone http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/25 878977 Tom Cranmer
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10:26am Mon 27 Jan 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

I think John Sheridan is your man for the future... He seems to be working wonders at Plymouth on a limited budget. turned us over at Xmas.
I think John Sheridan is your man for the future... He seems to be working wonders at Plymouth on a limited budget. turned us over at Xmas. yabbadabbadoo256
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