FOOTBALL: Oxford United face Bournemouth in final friendly

FOOTBALL: Oxford United face Bournemouth in final friendly

FOOTBALL: Oxford United face Bournemouth in final friendly

First published in U's News

OXFORD United finalised their pre-season plans yesterday when announcing a home fixture with AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, August 2.

Gary Waddock’s side have six matches in preparation for the new Sky Bet League Two season, two of which will be at the Kassam Stadium.

The U’s also face Championship new boys Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday, July 29 before entertaining Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side four days later.

Oxford United confirmed pre-season fixtures: Saturday July 12: Farnborough (a) 2pm Tuesday July 15: Oxford City (a) 7.45pm Thursday July 17: Colchester Utd (a) (behind closed doors) Saturday July 19: Didcot Tn (a) 3pm Tuesday July 29: Wolves (H) 7.45pm Saturday August 2: AFC Bournemouth (H) 3pm.

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4:19pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Joe1 says...

That's twice we have been informed re this friendly.
Must be desperate to issue anything, no matter what.
That's twice we have been informed re this friendly. Must be desperate to issue anything, no matter what. Joe1
  • Score: 3

3:42pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Tarkus says...

Well all our transfer targets keep signing elsewhere, Matt tubbs to Wimbledon
Weston to Southend, time they came clean about the true situation at the club!!
Well all our transfer targets keep signing elsewhere, Matt tubbs to Wimbledon Weston to Southend, time they came clean about the true situation at the club!! Tarkus
  • Score: 3

9:08pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OUFC67 says...

Interesting comment from Tarkus. Mate I do not believe we have the money to spend and it would appear we want to significantly cut our playing costs and rely on the development squad. Tubbs going to the Dons is a surprise. I am sure he would have come here if the price was right. The club will see what season ticket money comes in and will then decide the playing budget. I do not expect us to be in the top half next season. We had our chance last season of play offs and we fluffed it up big time. I rather have a small squad of 19 good quality players than a squad of 24 players of which a third is no good.
Interesting comment from Tarkus. Mate I do not believe we have the money to spend and it would appear we want to significantly cut our playing costs and rely on the development squad. Tubbs going to the Dons is a surprise. I am sure he would have come here if the price was right. The club will see what season ticket money comes in and will then decide the playing budget. I do not expect us to be in the top half next season. We had our chance last season of play offs and we fluffed it up big time. I rather have a small squad of 19 good quality players than a squad of 24 players of which a third is no good. OUFC67
  • Score: 1

8:57am Tue 17 Jun 14

Manor Born says...

And Matty Taylor preferred to go to non-League Bristol Rovers than return to us in the Football League...

As Tarkus has said, the lack of any information and signings coming from the club is extremely worrying and I wonder if IL is looking at ways of getting out as I suspect his adventure into football hasn't quite gone the way he had planned or hoped. It is a massive drain on his resources - resources he would rather be putting into his rugby league side in Wigan.

We all know the club is struggling financially and at the last forum IL said that if losses got to about a million a year, that would be the straw that broke the camel's back - well we've had two years of that kind of loss now. Problem is who would realistically buy a club with no assets apart from 1 or 2 players and a soulless stadium that the club pay an incredibly high rent for and very little chance of wrestling it from the landlord's grasp. Basically we are rapidly heading towards the proverbial creak and our paddle is looking at ways too escape before we hit it.
And Matty Taylor preferred to go to non-League Bristol Rovers than return to us in the Football League... As Tarkus has said, the lack of any information and signings coming from the club is extremely worrying and I wonder if IL is looking at ways of getting out as I suspect his adventure into football hasn't quite gone the way he had planned or hoped. It is a massive drain on his resources - resources he would rather be putting into his rugby league side in Wigan. We all know the club is struggling financially and at the last forum IL said that if losses got to about a million a year, that would be the straw that broke the camel's back - well we've had two years of that kind of loss now. Problem is who would realistically buy a club with no assets apart from 1 or 2 players and a soulless stadium that the club pay an incredibly high rent for and very little chance of wrestling it from the landlord's grasp. Basically we are rapidly heading towards the proverbial creak and our paddle is looking at ways too escape before we hit it. Manor Born
  • Score: 5

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