Northampton Town 2 (Guttridge 1, Williams 90+1), Oxford United 1 (Montano 50)

Oxford Mail: Oxford United's Peter Leven is stretchered off at Northampton Oxford United's Peter Leven is stretchered off at Northampton

A STOPPAGE time winner from Brett Williams decided a dramatic game at Sixfields as ten-man Oxford United suffered a damaging defeat at Northampton.

The substitute chased down a lost cause before cutting in off the left flank to fire a low shot into the corner.

It was harsh on the U’s, who responded well after an awful start which saw them concede inside the opening minute and then lose Peter Leven to what looked a serious leg injury.

Cristian Montano levelled the scores early in the second half before Adam Chapman had a penalty saved.

United controlled much of the second half, but could not find a winner before Williams netted and the visitors finished with ten men, with Michael Duberry picking up a second booking in the final minute.

U’s boss Chris Wilder surprisingly made just one change to the starting line-up from the 2-1 defeat to Morecambe last Saturday, which he described as the worst display of the season.

Duberry returned at centre half after three games out with a groin injury, replacing Andy Whing, who was named among the substitutes.

Following on from the Morecambe display, a solid start would have been top of United’s priorities, but instead they made a nightmare opening.

Just 45 seconds were on the clock when Luke Guttridge ran onto Adebayo Akinfenwa’s ball over the top and curled a shot over U’s goalkeeper Ryan Clarke and into the net.

It began a torrid opening 20 minutes for the visitors, who looked unsteady defensively.

Clarke was the busiest player on the pitch, forced to make a smart save to turn a volley from Michael Jacobs round the post.

Akinfenwa also had two efforts stopped, the second of which – a prodded shot from eight yards – should really have been the big striker’s 18th goal of the season.

United’s frazzled minds were illustrated by Clarke in the 14th minute, when he dropped a routine cross behind for a corner.

The gloom darkened for the visitors when Peter Leven was stretchered off with what looked a serious injury following a 50/50 challenge with Toni Silva.

The Scot’s scream could be heard over the boisterous atmosphere at Sixfields, which was briefly silenced in concern for the midfielder.

Whing replaced the stricken Leven and the more defensive-minded player helped United gain a foothold in the game.

With the ship steadied the visitors looked far brighter in possession than against Morecambe.

Wingers Dean Morgan and Cristian Montano appeared revitalised and the pair were involved in United’s best moment of the half, on 34 minutes.

Morgan spun into space before picking out a flying Damian Batt on the right flank, who found Montano to jink into the box and test Cobblers goalkeeper Neal Kitson.

United came close to an equaliser on the stroke of half-time, when Morgan’s deflected cross was palmed away by Kitson, agonisingly just out of Montano’s reach.

The visitors got on the front foot early in the second half and Duberry almost levelled with a header from Montano’s 49th-minute cross, which Kitson blocked with his leg on the line.

The disappointment was short-lived, as Montano found the net a minute later to send the 1,631 travelling fans wild.

Scott Rendell got in down the right and crossed for the West Ham loanee, who showed great composure to skip away from a challenge and fire low into the far corner.

United had a perfect chance to go in front just before the hour mark, when Chapman was tripped by Adams in the penalty area.

With Leven off the pitch, Chapman took on the duties, but saw his shot saved by Kitson.

The game boiled over with 20 minutes remaining, when Guttridge reacted to a firm challenge from Liam Davis.

An unsightly melee followed, but after a lengthy discussion with his assistants, referee Mark Brown declined to send anyone off, booking Guttridge and Montano.

The visitors looked the more likely scorers in the closing stages, with James Constable immediately into the action after coming off the bench.

The striker had a glorious chance to make it 2-1 on 82 minutes, but he lost his footing on the edge of the area with only Kitson to beat.

But the decisive blow came at the other end in stoppage time, when Williams fired in a low shot to inflict a defeat on United.

It got worse for the visitors, when a rash challenge earned Duberry his second booking of the night.

Oxford Utd (4-3-3): Clarke, Batt, Duberry, Wright, Davis, Hall, Chapman, Leven (Whing 20), Montano (Pittman 87), Rendell (Constable 78), Morgan.

Substitutes: Brown, Tonkin.

Booked: Duberry, Wright, Hall, Montano.

Sent off: Duberry.

Northampton (4-4-1-1): Kitson, Johnson, Langmead, Carlisle, Adams, Silva (Young 65), Tozer, Harding, Jacobs, Guttridge (Williams 80), Akinfenwa (Charles 87).

Substitutes: Webster, Hall.

Booked: Adams, Guttridge, Akinfenwa.

Referee: Mark Brown.

Attendance: 6,860 (1,631 visitors).

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9:55pm Fri 6 Apr 12

adlibber says...

Wilder out - no more excuses
Wilder out - no more excuses adlibber
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10:00pm Fri 6 Apr 12

Shiabah Red says...

They don't call it Good Friday for nothing. Championees Championees ol ay ol ah ol ah. COYR
They don't call it Good Friday for nothing. Championees Championees ol ay ol ah ol ah. COYR Shiabah Red
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10:04pm Fri 6 Apr 12

henleybloke says...

i think the time has come now for wilder to go ive supported him all season but after tonight its time . subs on to late yet again we needed constable and pittman on around 25 mins to go wot does he do leave it late come on kelvin get rid now
i think the time has come now for wilder to go ive supported him all season but after tonight its time . subs on to late yet again we needed constable and pittman on around 25 mins to go wot does he do leave it late come on kelvin get rid now henleybloke
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10:36pm Fri 6 Apr 12

New Manor rename says...

Well done CW 4-3-3 really foxed them. They never saw it coming..............

On the plus side. With our run in, we are unlikely to make the play offs/promotion because if we did it would paper over a very poor managerial job done this year!
Well done CW 4-3-3 really foxed them. They never saw it coming.............. On the plus side. With our run in, we are unlikely to make the play offs/promotion because if we did it would paper over a very poor managerial job done this year! New Manor rename
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10:58pm Fri 6 Apr 12

dorsetyellows says...

Hope we can still make the play offs , if it is only to strengthen the team for next season in div 2 with the extra funds raised! This team will struggle up a league .
Hope we can still make the play offs , if it is only to strengthen the team for next season in div 2 with the extra funds raised! This team will struggle up a league . dorsetyellows
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11:56pm Fri 6 Apr 12

L.B.W says...

mr wilder has reached his peak,mid table 2,done his bit ,now time for or a change kelvin,all the best fellow yellows
mr wilder has reached his peak,mid table 2,done his bit ,now time for or a change kelvin,all the best fellow yellows L.B.W
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12:25am Sat 7 Apr 12

RocketMan says...

Who are these dead ducks, quacking for Wilder out? Get real, the injuries we have had are not his fault and he is still the best manager for us.

Having said, that there is still room for improvement from the team. We play some good stuff, but it still needs a cutting edge. Players have to take responsibility and pull the trigger and put some of these teams out of sight, not hang on a one nil win. It is not enough in this league and it is definately not enough in league one.
Well played well in the second half tonight, but undone again by missed chances.
I just hope we make the play off's! We have to make our own luck not wait for the others, especially when we have brain dead referee's like we encountered at Northampton.
Who are these dead ducks, quacking for Wilder out? Get real, the injuries we have had are not his fault and he is still the best manager for us. Having said, that there is still room for improvement from the team. We play some good stuff, but it still needs a cutting edge. Players have to take responsibility and pull the trigger and put some of these teams out of sight, not hang on a one nil win. It is not enough in this league and it is definately not enough in league one. Well played well in the second half tonight, but undone again by missed chances. I just hope we make the play off's! We have to make our own luck not wait for the others, especially when we have brain dead referee's like we encountered at Northampton. RocketMan
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7:03am Sat 7 Apr 12

The Manager says...

Unfortunately I think the current situation is that injuries or not we just have not been good enough.
Go back to the start of the season where we had a few draws at home against side that we really should have seen off proves the point. The loan players that were tried early on other than Hall were a joke. It is still there to play for but now becomes much harder. It will need a few changes for next season promotion or not.
Unfortunately I think the current situation is that injuries or not we just have not been good enough. Go back to the start of the season where we had a few draws at home against side that we really should have seen off proves the point. The loan players that were tried early on other than Hall were a joke. It is still there to play for but now becomes much harder. It will need a few changes for next season promotion or not. The Manager
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7:48am Sat 7 Apr 12

Chish and Fips says...

Keep Calm and Carry On ....

Have a good week you lot.
Keep Calm and Carry On .... Have a good week you lot. Chish and Fips
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8:21am Sat 7 Apr 12

adlibber says...

Rocket Man you're misfiring.. Wilder has made poor decisions,chose wrong tactics and is responsible for numerous below average loan signings. We've dropped too many points to teams at bottom of division. If wilder and his (10 man,thanks to overrated Constable and his selfish attitude)team couldn't push on from beating league leaders then we don't deserve a shot at the play offs. We are very ordinary as is Wilder as a manager and his time has come.
Blame injuries,bad luck,forwards misfiring and defenders being sloppy (and please Duberry is a liability) but the reality is we haven't made any progress for two seasons and our inconsistency is all that is working.
Rocket Man you're misfiring.. Wilder has made poor decisions,chose wrong tactics and is responsible for numerous below average loan signings. We've dropped too many points to teams at bottom of division. If wilder and his (10 man,thanks to overrated Constable and his selfish attitude)team couldn't push on from beating league leaders then we don't deserve a shot at the play offs. We are very ordinary as is Wilder as a manager and his time has come. Blame injuries,bad luck,forwards misfiring and defenders being sloppy (and please Duberry is a liability) but the reality is we haven't made any progress for two seasons and our inconsistency is all that is working. adlibber
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8:29am Sat 7 Apr 12

Coleview Red says...

Never fear, the mighty STFC will avenge your defeat against Northampton, just as we did against Morecombe. You can rely on PDC to fire up his players, he is what you lot you need.
Never fear, the mighty STFC will avenge your defeat against Northampton, just as we did against Morecombe. You can rely on PDC to fire up his players, he is what you lot you need. Coleview Red
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8:45am Sat 7 Apr 12

the wizard says...

With everyone around you having a blip last night was the time to take advantage and close up into the play off's. Oh dear, well it does happen. Duberry did you no favours, again, and despite his good work he is a liability. Never mind, you have a few games left, come on, try and make the play off's so we can play you next season, in L1.
With everyone around you having a blip last night was the time to take advantage and close up into the play off's. Oh dear, well it does happen. Duberry did you no favours, again, and despite his good work he is a liability. Never mind, you have a few games left, come on, try and make the play off's so we can play you next season, in L1. the wizard
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9:10am Sat 7 Apr 12

New Manor rename says...

RocketMan wrote:
Who are these dead ducks, quacking for Wilder out? Get real, the injuries we have had are not his fault and he is still the best manager for us.

Having said, that there is still room for improvement from the team. We play some good stuff, but it still needs a cutting edge. Players have to take responsibility and pull the trigger and put some of these teams out of sight, not hang on a one nil win. It is not enough in this league and it is definately not enough in league one.
Well played well in the second half tonight, but undone again by missed chances.
I just hope we make the play off's! We have to make our own luck not wait for the others, especially when we have brain dead referee's like we encountered at Northampton.
What have you been watching fella? To see, you have to have your eyes open!
[quote][p][bold]RocketMan[/bold] wrote: Who are these dead ducks, quacking for Wilder out? Get real, the injuries we have had are not his fault and he is still the best manager for us. Having said, that there is still room for improvement from the team. We play some good stuff, but it still needs a cutting edge. Players have to take responsibility and pull the trigger and put some of these teams out of sight, not hang on a one nil win. It is not enough in this league and it is definately not enough in league one. Well played well in the second half tonight, but undone again by missed chances. I just hope we make the play off's! We have to make our own luck not wait for the others, especially when we have brain dead referee's like we encountered at Northampton.[/p][/quote]What have you been watching fella? To see, you have to have your eyes open! New Manor rename
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9:25am Sat 7 Apr 12

bigchet says...

when will they ever learn, to go into games with the mindset to soak up the early pressure for the first 15 mins instead of attacking from the off has been our downfall once again. to concede in the first and last minutes to a poor side is little short of criminal ,we just werent good enough.duberry should be fined for his stupid sending off as we will be missing him and leven for the torquay game and all the hard work through the season may be thrown away in one crazy week i really do despair sometimes.
when will they ever learn, to go into games with the mindset to soak up the early pressure for the first 15 mins instead of attacking from the off has been our downfall once again. to concede in the first and last minutes to a poor side is little short of criminal ,we just werent good enough.duberry should be fined for his stupid sending off as we will be missing him and leven for the torquay game and all the hard work through the season may be thrown away in one crazy week i really do despair sometimes. bigchet
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9:37am Sat 7 Apr 12

BigYellowScarf says...

How can you account for the naivety of fans (at clubs all over the country, not just ours) whose default response to any bad performance or result is "It's the manager's fault!"? It's beyond pathetic.

Anyone who's ever played or managed football at any serious level knows it's much more complicated than that, and there are a lot of managers with much less talent than Wilder who have had more success. Wilder, Lewis and Melville, who between them have a vast amount of experience, are a great team (as, if you have your eyes and ears open, you'll know a good number of professionals have said who know a great deal more about it than some geezer off the terrace). Anyone who actually knows how to "read" what's going on in a squad and a club over an extended period, rather than inanely, childishly reacting in the short term to individual games and results, will know that the present management team is a highly intelligent, talented and committed one. Stick with them and they'll get it right. Good luck, Chris Wilder - you deserve it. Come on you yellows.

P.S. What is all this about Wilder's "excuses"? He's notable for not making any. If he happens to have mentioned injuries, let's be sensible - how can you deny they've been a disruption this season?
How can you account for the naivety of fans (at clubs all over the country, not just ours) whose default response to any bad performance or result is "It's the manager's fault!"? It's beyond pathetic. Anyone who's ever played or managed football at any serious level knows it's much more complicated than that, and there are a lot of managers with much less talent than Wilder who have had more success. Wilder, Lewis and Melville, who between them have a vast amount of experience, are a great team (as, if you have your eyes and ears open, you'll know a good number of professionals have said who know a great deal more about it than some geezer off the terrace). Anyone who actually knows how to "read" what's going on in a squad and a club over an extended period, rather than inanely, childishly reacting in the short term to individual games and results, will know that the present management team is a highly intelligent, talented and committed one. Stick with them and they'll get it right. Good luck, Chris Wilder - you deserve it. Come on you yellows. P.S. What is all this about Wilder's "excuses"? He's notable for not making any. If he happens to have mentioned injuries, let's be sensible - how can you deny they've been a disruption this season? BigYellowScarf
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11:54am Sat 7 Apr 12

mattyproper77 says...

Been watching OUFC since mid-80s - we consistently sack the manager on fans' shouts, and it all goes to toilet - every manager since brian horton (for whose immediate dismissal we vociferously called for the entire time he was with us) and maybe denis smith (first stewardship) has been total bobbins.

This evidence suggests OUFC fans know basically nowt about managing football clubs, or we wouldn't have plumbed the depths since late 90s.

IL will do what he thinks is right and hopefully ignore the comments of clueless wurzels across Oxon.
Been watching OUFC since mid-80s - we consistently sack the manager on fans' shouts, and it all goes to toilet - every manager since brian horton (for whose immediate dismissal we vociferously called for the entire time he was with us) and maybe denis smith (first stewardship) has been total bobbins. This evidence suggests OUFC fans know basically nowt about managing football clubs, or we wouldn't have plumbed the depths since late 90s. IL will do what he thinks is right and hopefully ignore the comments of clueless wurzels across Oxon. mattyproper77
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11:55am Sat 7 Apr 12

mattyproper77 says...

Ramon Diaz was also cool, I concede.
Ramon Diaz was also cool, I concede. mattyproper77
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12:57pm Sat 7 Apr 12

New Manor rename says...

The comments from most aren't based on one performance. It's based on nearly 2 seasons worth of performances. Tactics are the biggest problem. 4-3-3 does not get us the best results. As for defend the lead, we've been bitten countless times. CW is a reasonable manager but seems to always crumble under pressure and gets a little desperate. Will we get any better? Maybe, maybe not that's the problem with being a mid table standard league 2 club. You don't exactly attract the best.
The comments from most aren't based on one performance. It's based on nearly 2 seasons worth of performances. Tactics are the biggest problem. 4-3-3 does not get us the best results. As for defend the lead, we've been bitten countless times. CW is a reasonable manager but seems to always crumble under pressure and gets a little desperate. Will we get any better? Maybe, maybe not that's the problem with being a mid table standard league 2 club. You don't exactly attract the best. New Manor rename
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1:21pm Sat 7 Apr 12

mandate says...

We lost last night, although we were the better team. There are 5 games left and 15 points available. Oxford fans need to be more supportive.

If you look at both Cheltenham and Southend, they have dropped far more points than us recently.

I think we will get a result against Torquay on monday and can push on from there. I don't think Sothend or Gillingham are relishing coming to our place.

Oxford are a team that usually bounce back and I can't see us collapsing at this stage of the season.

We are not chasing a play-off spot like other teams. We are already in that position. I strongly believe that we can get back to winning ways and achieve our ambition of winning the play-off final.
We lost last night, although we were the better team. There are 5 games left and 15 points available. Oxford fans need to be more supportive. If you look at both Cheltenham and Southend, they have dropped far more points than us recently. I think we will get a result against Torquay on monday and can push on from there. I don't think Sothend or Gillingham are relishing coming to our place. Oxford are a team that usually bounce back and I can't see us collapsing at this stage of the season. We are not chasing a play-off spot like other teams. We are already in that position. I strongly believe that we can get back to winning ways and achieve our ambition of winning the play-off final. mandate
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1:31pm Sat 7 Apr 12

bigchet says...

just seen cw comments , seems we played well apart from the first and last minutes ignoring the fact that northampton could well have been out of sight in the first 15 minutes. bit like a boxer that wins every round on points and gets ko,d in the last its the end result that counts.as for coleview reds comment that we could do with de canio to fire us up, well it certainly worked for you at wembley didnt it?
just seen cw comments , seems we played well apart from the first and last minutes ignoring the fact that northampton could well have been out of sight in the first 15 minutes. bit like a boxer that wins every round on points and gets ko,d in the last its the end result that counts.as for coleview reds comment that we could do with de canio to fire us up, well it certainly worked for you at wembley didnt it? bigchet
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1:38pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Mac27 says...

surprise, surprise we were the better team and lost havnt heard that before! any body who thinks jake wright is a decent defender doesn"t know football dubery has made him look better than he is this season. to prone to mistakes and to light weight end of!
surprise, surprise we were the better team and lost havnt heard that before! any body who thinks jake wright is a decent defender doesn"t know football dubery has made him look better than he is this season. to prone to mistakes and to light weight end of! Mac27
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1:58pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Mac27 says...

letting midson go one of the top scores in lg 2 letting pittman go on loan to crawley and bringing in lewis guy, letting bulman go because we had josh pain who was on loan at aldershot last time i looked and letting mark creighton go who i thought would have done a great job in lg 2! are u sure wilder is doing a great job?
letting midson go one of the top scores in lg 2 letting pittman go on loan to crawley and bringing in lewis guy, letting bulman go because we had josh pain who was on loan at aldershot last time i looked and letting mark creighton go who i thought would have done a great job in lg 2! are u sure wilder is doing a great job? Mac27
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4:58pm Sat 7 Apr 12

mattyproper77 says...

sack CW and employ who? need evidence of managerial change that has benefited OUFC in recent years, other than, er, employing CW.

Being in L2 play-offs has been a long, long way away for past decade at least
sack CW and employ who? need evidence of managerial change that has benefited OUFC in recent years, other than, er, employing CW. Being in L2 play-offs has been a long, long way away for past decade at least mattyproper77
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6:24pm Sat 7 Apr 12

CamView says...

We do not have the mental and physical strength to get promoted this season. I thought we had turned a corner and found these ingredients - alas it was a false dawn. i am not going to shout wilder out - but i wonder if IL might just say thanks Chris lets give someone else a chance if we drop out of the play off slots. I would also mention tha another player we let go - Mat Green has scored 26 goals so far this season for Mansfield. I am not sure Wilder has the skill to manage players and get that sort of performance from them
We do not have the mental and physical strength to get promoted this season. I thought we had turned a corner and found these ingredients - alas it was a false dawn. i am not going to shout wilder out - but i wonder if IL might just say thanks Chris lets give someone else a chance if we drop out of the play off slots. I would also mention tha another player we let go - Mat Green has scored 26 goals so far this season for Mansfield. I am not sure Wilder has the skill to manage players and get that sort of performance from them CamView
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7:11pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Inkpot says...

Matt Green may have scored 26 goals this season but we all know the standard and quality of teams and players in BSP is no where near to that in L2.

We have suffered badly from injuries this season, but this cannot hide the fact that we are just not good enough to go up.

Ask yourselves how many of this team are REALLY good enough?
Clarke - Yes,
Batt - too inconsistent,
Duberry - probably too slow now,
Wright - not big enough physically,
Davis - Yes,
Whing - Yes,
Hall - Yes,
Heslop - Maybe,
Leven - not anymore - why did MK let him go?,
McLaren - too slow,
Chapman - Yes
Tonkin - Maybe
Constable - No despite swindons interest
Pittman - Yes
Potter - No
Capaldi - I've no idea
Worley - maybe
Rendell - yes
Johnson - yes
Craddock - too lazy
Wilson - not seen enough
Morgan - no

If we stay in the playoffs, just enjoy it till we lose in the semi.

The management team will inprove us for next season, and we may have a bit more money to pay higher wages and get in the better players we will need.
Matt Green may have scored 26 goals this season but we all know the standard and quality of teams and players in BSP is no where near to that in L2. We have suffered badly from injuries this season, but this cannot hide the fact that we are just not good enough to go up. Ask yourselves how many of this team are REALLY good enough? Clarke - Yes, Batt - too inconsistent, Duberry - probably too slow now, Wright - not big enough physically, Davis - Yes, Whing - Yes, Hall - Yes, Heslop - Maybe, Leven - not anymore - why did MK let him go?, McLaren - too slow, Chapman - Yes Tonkin - Maybe Constable - No despite swindons interest Pittman - Yes Potter - No Capaldi - I've no idea Worley - maybe Rendell - yes Johnson - yes Craddock - too lazy Wilson - not seen enough Morgan - no If we stay in the playoffs, just enjoy it till we lose in the semi. The management team will inprove us for next season, and we may have a bit more money to pay higher wages and get in the better players we will need. Inkpot
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8:32pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Mac27 says...

Inkpot wrote:
Matt Green may have scored 26 goals this season but we all know the standard and quality of teams and players in BSP is no where near to that in L2.

We have suffered badly from injuries this season, but this cannot hide the fact that we are just not good enough to go up.

Ask yourselves how many of this team are REALLY good enough?
Clarke - Yes,
Batt - too inconsistent,
Duberry - probably too slow now,
Wright - not big enough physically,
Davis - Yes,
Whing - Yes,
Hall - Yes,
Heslop - Maybe,
Leven - not anymore - why did MK let him go?,
McLaren - too slow,
Chapman - Yes
Tonkin - Maybe
Constable - No despite swindons interest
Pittman - Yes
Potter - No
Capaldi - I've no idea
Worley - maybe
Rendell - yes
Johnson - yes
Craddock - too lazy
Wilson - not seen enough
Morgan - no

If we stay in the playoffs, just enjoy it till we lose in the semi.

The management team will inprove us for next season, and we may have a bit more money to pay higher wages and get in the better players we will need.
pretty much spot on!
[quote][p][bold]Inkpot[/bold] wrote: Matt Green may have scored 26 goals this season but we all know the standard and quality of teams and players in BSP is no where near to that in L2. We have suffered badly from injuries this season, but this cannot hide the fact that we are just not good enough to go up. Ask yourselves how many of this team are REALLY good enough? Clarke - Yes, Batt - too inconsistent, Duberry - probably too slow now, Wright - not big enough physically, Davis - Yes, Whing - Yes, Hall - Yes, Heslop - Maybe, Leven - not anymore - why did MK let him go?, McLaren - too slow, Chapman - Yes Tonkin - Maybe Constable - No despite swindons interest Pittman - Yes Potter - No Capaldi - I've no idea Worley - maybe Rendell - yes Johnson - yes Craddock - too lazy Wilson - not seen enough Morgan - no If we stay in the playoffs, just enjoy it till we lose in the semi. The management team will inprove us for next season, and we may have a bit more money to pay higher wages and get in the better players we will need.[/p][/quote]pretty much spot on! Mac27
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10:25pm Sat 7 Apr 12

foxvox says...

Inkpot's summary ... perfect. You've obviously watched games this season, unlike some of the other commentators. Sheffield United showed us what the gulf is between Leagues 2 and 1, we are not ready. Hopefully we can make some money from the play-offs and spend it on a few additions. Worst scenario this season is only 4 points from the last 5 games, the best is 15, that's how inconsistent we are.
Inkpot's summary ... perfect. You've obviously watched games this season, unlike some of the other commentators. Sheffield United showed us what the gulf is between Leagues 2 and 1, we are not ready. Hopefully we can make some money from the play-offs and spend it on a few additions. Worst scenario this season is only 4 points from the last 5 games, the best is 15, that's how inconsistent we are. foxvox
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11:34pm Sun 8 Apr 12

dorsetyellows says...

Have been to many league one matches since moving to bournemouth and from what i have watched agree with the comments that many of the oxford squad would find it difficult in league one , where the game is quicker and more skillful . But there has been a slow improvement under chris wilder with the players he has and until the club brings in more quality players we should be supportive of the manager and hope the club can continue up the football league but we may have to be patient .
Have been to many league one matches since moving to bournemouth and from what i have watched agree with the comments that many of the oxford squad would find it difficult in league one , where the game is quicker and more skillful . But there has been a slow improvement under chris wilder with the players he has and until the club brings in more quality players we should be supportive of the manager and hope the club can continue up the football league but we may have to be patient . dorsetyellows
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