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    LeGod wrote:
    Get this fascination out of your head that Di Canio is going so we didnt beat chesterfield but we beat Huddersfield 4-1 beat Bristol City 3-1 beat Colchester 1-0 beat Wigan 2-1 all in the cups so what does that tell you.

    For all you demented fans of the Yellows how many times do you have to be told we sold players last season for 2.5 million ll the players that have come in this season have been free transfers apart from three all of which cost a combined fee of 250k we have bigger crowds than you with bigger revenue with bigger sponsorship and we are well within the wage cap.

    So get your facts right you are just jealous that we have got back to L1 at the forst attempt.

    You will draw at the best saturday and even if you do get in the play offs there are teams playing better than you at the moment ie Crewe and i can see them going all the way and they have been even better since bodin went there on loan from us and it would be sweet if you did get to the final Bodin gets the winner to send all you Yellows into despair and crying for all of us to see on TV.

    FOREVER IN OUR SHADOW

    PAOLO DI CANIO

    By the way as you are so misinformed he is just about to sign a new contract.
    I'm looking forward to not being in the same division as you lot and having to skim past your banal posts on this website."
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Oxford United fate now out of their hands

Oxford goalkeeper Wayne Brown cannot believe it as a Plymouth free-kick in just the second minute takes a wicked deflection and leaves him stranded

Oxford goalkeeper Wayne Brown cannot believe it as a Plymouth free-kick in just the second minute takes a wicked deflection and leaves him stranded

First published in U's News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

OXFORD United’s League Two play-off aspirations are in the hands of others after they only drew 1-1 at struggling Plymouth on Saturday.

The U’s fell behind in the second minute and although they were the better side following Asa Hall’s spectacular equaliser, could not find a winner.

And with Crewe beating Cheltenham, United – who have not won for five matches – find themselves out of the top seven for the first time since January with just two games remaining.

Boss Chris Wilder remains upbeat, but knows his side have to turn their fortunes around quickly.

“Overall, we’ve played OK again, but we’re into the stage of the season where OK’s not really good enough,” Wilder said. “It’s always about winning games and we have to go and win two of them.”

The United boss was keen to stress all was not lost for the club’s play-off hopes, with Crewe facing a tough trip to fourth-placed Torquay this Saturday.

“The picture will change next week and the week after. We’ve just got to stick in there and dig in,” he said.

“It’s tough at the moment for the players, it’s not a great run we’ve been on.

“Yet again the performance has been there against a side on a decent run fighting for their lives – look at Plymouth’s celebrations at getting Football League status.

“We’re down – of course we are because we expect high standards and wins. But sometimes you have to take yourself out of it a bit as well.”

He added: “As always, you get judged on winning football matches and we just haven’t got that killer instinct in the final third at the moment .

“We should be putting teams to bed and getting the results that pretty much the majority of the performances deserve.”

While cutting edge in the final third is one area which requires attention, so is the side’s habit of conceding early goals.

Robbie Williams’ deflected free-kick inside 90 seconds was the third time in five games that the U’s had fallen behind in the opening three minutes.

Wilder said: “It’s another really poor goal to give away.

“We lost the ball in a poor area, instead of turning teams round we took a chance and obviously there was a big deflection off the wall to send Browny (Wayne Brown) the wrong way.”

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