Bradford City 1 (Wells 14) Oxford United 2 (Rigg 18, Leven pen 90)

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PETER Leven's 90th-minute penalty gave Oxford United a stunning but thoroughly deserved victory away to Bradford City.

The Scot kept his cool from 12 yards after Alfie Potter had been fouled in the box, completing a remarkable win.

A makeshift line-up fell behind in awful fashion when Michael Duberry and Wayne Brown's mix-up handed a goal to Nakhi Wells.

But Sean Rigg quickly levelled with a sweet strike and United went on to create a host of opportunities.

It looked as though they would have to settle for a point, but Leven's late spot kick sealed a fourth straight league win.

United made six changes to their starting line-up, but the most eye-catching was in goal, where Brown came in for the injured Ryan Clarke.

Justin Richards replaced top scorer Tom Craddock, while Lewis Montrose made his debut in midfield.

The visitors lined up with an unfamiliar shape, which was 3-4-3 when they were in possession, but switched to something closer to a 5-4-1 when City had the ball.

It began well enough, with Rigg having a 20-yard shot tipped over by Bantams goalkeeper Matt Duke.

But after an encouraging opening, the U's shot themselves in the foot in farcical fashion on 14 minutes.

A ball over the top looked innocuous, but Duberry and Brown - United's two most experienced players - got themselves into a terrible mix-up.

Duberry went to head it back to the goalkeeper, but Brown opted to rush out. The defender got to the ball first and nodded past the goalkeeper, allowing Wells to sprint clear and tap in from two yards.

It was a dreadful setback, but the lead lasted just four minutes.

Good work down the right flank between Damian Batt and Potter ended with a cross which Leven laid off to Rigg. The winger pounced on the chance and volleyed into the corner from the edge of the box.

Back on level terms, the visitors went on to become the better side up to half time as Richards held the ball up well.

Duke was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers, scrambling to his right to turn a Leven cross round the post.

Montrose was at the heart of most incidents, getting booked for a firm tackle before being fouled shortly afterwards by Gary Jones, who also received a yellow card.

The on-loan midfielder came close to a wonder goal in the stroke of half time.

Turning away from Jones on the halfway line, he surged forward into the final third, riding two challenges before having a shot blocked.

The loose ball fell to Potter, whose snatched shot was saved by Duke.

After a brief flurry from the home side after the break, it was United who went on to create the lion's share of chances.

Rigg came close to a second goal when he charged down a dawdling Rory McArdle and fired in a shot which Duke turned behind.

Just before the hour Potter met Batt's cross with a firm header which was half saved by Duke and Carl McHugh cleared off the line.

Two minutes later another Batt centre fell to Liam Davis, whose flying volley was parried by Duke.

The Bantams goalkeeper made an even better save midway through the half, palming Rigg's header at a corner on to the underside of the crossbar.

City's fans, who had watched their side beat Aston Villa in midweek, grew increasingly restless at the visitors' control of the game.

Kyel Reid, Blair Turgott and Alan Connell all came on in an effort to change the flow of the game.

City pushed forward, but were unable to test Brown.

Instead it was United who snatched a late goal, as Potter was felled in the box.

Leven stepped up and hammered home from 12 yards to send the away fans into ecstasy.

McHugh thought he had grabbed an injury time equaliser, but the offside flag came to United's rescue.

Oxford Utd: Brown, Raynes, Duberry, Wright, Batt, Montrose, Leven, Davis, Potter, Richards, Rigg.

Unused subs: Crocombe, Heslop, Capaldi, Worley, O'Brien, Parker, Craddock.

Bradford: Duke, Darby, McHugh, McArdle, Dickson, Hines (Turgott 63), Doyle, G Jones, Atkinson (Reid 63), Wells (Connell 79), Gray.

Unused subs: McLaughlin, Ravenhill, R Jones, Good.

Referee: Jeremy Simpson.

Attendance: 10,087 (260 visitors).

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5:18pm Sat 12 Jan 13

oldun says...

Brilliant result says this moaner. Nice to beat a ‘big’ club (by third and fourth div standards) - away from home. Now get that third place – avoid the playoff lottery.
Brilliant result says this moaner. Nice to beat a ‘big’ club (by third and fourth div standards) - away from home. Now get that third place – avoid the playoff lottery. oldun
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5:33pm Sat 12 Jan 13

BigYellowScarf says...

oldun wrote:
Brilliant result says this moaner. Nice to beat a ‘big’ club (by third and fourth div standards) - away from home. Now get that third place – avoid the playoff lottery.
Come off it, oldun. What are you doing changing your tune? As Adlibber never tires of telling us, the wheels have come off - we’ve only won four league games in a row and gone nine unbeaten and we’re a massive two points off the play-offs with a game in hand. As you’ve always wisely said, we’re doomed. Clearly, as you and he and a horde of others have told us ad nauseam, Wilder’s a poor manager who’s got to go: he’s only been shortlisted for Manager of the Month three times, it’s only the vast majority of his fellow professionals who keep praising him in interviews, and his tactical ineptitude and inflexibility were plain to see as he switched the side round in a brilliantly organised display at Bradford. And he’s obviously lost the dressing room: you can tell from the body language when he joins the players in pre-match warm-ups that they only hang on his every word.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: Brilliant result says this moaner. Nice to beat a ‘big’ club (by third and fourth div standards) - away from home. Now get that third place – avoid the playoff lottery.[/p][/quote]Come off it, oldun. What are you doing changing your tune? As Adlibber never tires of telling us, the wheels have come off - we’ve only won four league games in a row and gone nine unbeaten and we’re a massive two points off the play-offs with a game in hand. As you’ve always wisely said, we’re doomed. Clearly, as you and he and a horde of others have told us ad nauseam, Wilder’s a poor manager who’s got to go: he’s only been shortlisted for Manager of the Month three times, it’s only the vast majority of his fellow professionals who keep praising him in interviews, and his tactical ineptitude and inflexibility were plain to see as he switched the side round in a brilliantly organised display at Bradford. And he’s obviously lost the dressing room: you can tell from the body language when he joins the players in pre-match warm-ups that they only hang on his every word. BigYellowScarf
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5:47pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Magiltonmagic. says...

BigYellowScarf, You know the rules with these people when we win its down to the players and when we lose it's all Wilders fault.....
BigYellowScarf, You know the rules with these people when we win its down to the players and when we lose it's all Wilders fault..... Magiltonmagic.
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5:54pm Sat 12 Jan 13

cleverswindler says...

Well done the U's, best thing to happen to Oxfordshire, since Jethro Tull invented the seed drill in 1701, I expect you remember it well oldun, and I also expect you criticicized the fact it had 3 drills and not 4, and it only increased productivity eight fold and not ten.
Well done the U's, best thing to happen to Oxfordshire, since Jethro Tull invented the seed drill in 1701, I expect you remember it well oldun, and I also expect you criticicized the fact it had 3 drills and not 4, and it only increased productivity eight fold and not ten. cleverswindler
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6:03pm Sat 12 Jan 13

adlibber says...

Few Smug people on here with short memories of last season and 6 losses on bounce this season. Your lives must be a bit empty. Having said that for the first time in a long time I'm going to tip my hat to CW&team today for a commendable result. credit where it due I didn't expect a win. Promotion looking warmer now and if we can sneak an automatic spot I'll be the first to congratulate CW and accept how wrong I was. Promotion is vital and just maybe the season has turned in our favour.

Still on the fence but looking to jump off on the right side of League One potential.
Few Smug people on here with short memories of last season and 6 losses on bounce this season. Your lives must be a bit empty. Having said that for the first time in a long time I'm going to tip my hat to CW&team today for a commendable result. credit where it due I didn't expect a win. Promotion looking warmer now and if we can sneak an automatic spot I'll be the first to congratulate CW and accept how wrong I was. Promotion is vital and just maybe the season has turned in our favour. Still on the fence but looking to jump off on the right side of League One potential. adlibber
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6:20pm Sat 12 Jan 13

pop up pirate says...

Dead chuffed witth the result but more by how we won it. Well done to all the players & CW & backroom. Onwards & upwards. Otid
Dead chuffed witth the result but more by how we won it. Well done to all the players & CW & backroom. Onwards & upwards. Otid pop up pirate
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6:38pm Sat 12 Jan 13

oldun says...

BYS , Magiltonmagic and cleverswindler - love ya all ta bits. Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story any of you. BYS (good to see you back - quiet when we were losing ) BYS - I will still give that £100 to charity if we go up at the end of the season - fingers crossed that we do so . If we don't , then CW must go. Do I understand it that I am "not allowed to change my tune"? Interesting idea
BYS , Magiltonmagic and cleverswindler - love ya all ta bits. Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story any of you. BYS (good to see you back - quiet when we were losing ) BYS - I will still give that £100 to charity if we go up at the end of the season - fingers crossed that we do so . If we don't , then CW must go. Do I understand it that I am "not allowed to change my tune"? Interesting idea oldun
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6:39pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Richard Wickson says...

i like the line" a makeshift line-up" in David Pritchards report,hardly makeshift tho obviously Craddock was on the bench and Constable (also known as Beano) was suspended, a well won win and good to get back to the winning run of mid to late December after the cup losses, the League is far more important tho IL i am sure would beg to differ. One note of caution though, i have noticed from reports of late and today that OU are creating a lot of chances but not converting more than about 40%. For those of you who have missed my moans i have been in Australia for while. Great result tho, any win in west Yorks tho is always a good win. Promotion is a possibility and achievable by this team.
i like the line" a makeshift line-up" in David Pritchards report,hardly makeshift tho obviously Craddock was on the bench and Constable (also known as Beano) was suspended, a well won win and good to get back to the winning run of mid to late December after the cup losses, the League is far more important tho IL i am sure would beg to differ. One note of caution though, i have noticed from reports of late and today that OU are creating a lot of chances but not converting more than about 40%. For those of you who have missed my moans i have been in Australia for while. Great result tho, any win in west Yorks tho is always a good win. Promotion is a possibility and achievable by this team. Richard Wickson
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7:05pm Sat 12 Jan 13

dorsetyellows says...

Went to the afcb v Swindon today , as short of cash to drive to Bradford, my point is the support given to DI Canio
By their supporters is great and this helps tremendously for the players and the club as a whole . Time to get behind chris wilder with more passion and visible support . Will be at the Rotherham game next week , time to make more noise for the boys and chris !!!
Went to the afcb v Swindon today , as short of cash to drive to Bradford, my point is the support given to DI Canio By their supporters is great and this helps tremendously for the players and the club as a whole . Time to get behind chris wilder with more passion and visible support . Will be at the Rotherham game next week , time to make more noise for the boys and chris !!! dorsetyellows
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7:07pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Magiltonmagic. says...

Adlibber, that's a bit rich coming from you! Lets look at the facts, at the end of last season we had players playing with injuries as well as players out including BOTH keepers,This season we have already had more than our fair share of injuries, The chairman said lets wait and see what happens when we have our players back and match fit,I think 4 league wins on the trot, 3 of which against sides above us, shows he was right. There is still a long way to go and a lot of work to do to gain promotion and hopefully we can do it but it would be nice if just once you and all the anti Wilder brigade gave him some credit for his tactics today..
Adlibber, that's a bit rich coming from you! Lets look at the facts, at the end of last season we had players playing with injuries as well as players out including BOTH keepers,This season we have already had more than our fair share of injuries, The chairman said lets wait and see what happens when we have our players back and match fit,I think 4 league wins on the trot, 3 of which against sides above us, shows he was right. There is still a long way to go and a lot of work to do to gain promotion and hopefully we can do it but it would be nice if just once you and all the anti Wilder brigade gave him some credit for his tactics today.. Magiltonmagic.
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7:20pm Sat 12 Jan 13

oldun says...

Magiltonmagic. wrote:
Adlibber, that's a bit rich coming from you! Lets look at the facts, at the end of last season we had players playing with injuries as well as players out including BOTH keepers,This season we have already had more than our fair share of injuries, The chairman said lets wait and see what happens when we have our players back and match fit,I think 4 league wins on the trot, 3 of which against sides above us, shows he was right. There is still a long way to go and a lot of work to do to gain promotion and hopefully we can do it but it would be nice if just once you and all the anti Wilder brigade gave him some credit for his tactics today..
Not anti Wilder (nor pro him) - I judge him season by season - I would have kept him for this season (just)) - much credit for his tactics - today . What have you thought of his tactics over this season Magiltonmagic?
[quote][p][bold]Magiltonmagic.[/bold] wrote: Adlibber, that's a bit rich coming from you! Lets look at the facts, at the end of last season we had players playing with injuries as well as players out including BOTH keepers,This season we have already had more than our fair share of injuries, The chairman said lets wait and see what happens when we have our players back and match fit,I think 4 league wins on the trot, 3 of which against sides above us, shows he was right. There is still a long way to go and a lot of work to do to gain promotion and hopefully we can do it but it would be nice if just once you and all the anti Wilder brigade gave him some credit for his tactics today..[/p][/quote]Not anti Wilder (nor pro him) - I judge him season by season - I would have kept him for this season (just)) - much credit for his tactics - today . What have you thought of his tactics over this season Magiltonmagic? oldun
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7:27pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

dorsetyellows wrote:
Went to the afcb v Swindon today , as short of cash to drive to Bradford, my point is the support given to DI Canio
By their supporters is great and this helps tremendously for the players and the club as a whole . Time to get behind chris wilder with more passion and visible support . Will be at the Rotherham game next week , time to make more noise for the boys and chris !!!
True, if you can't support him now after this and other results the guy may just say or think what is the point.

PDC is god at the moment - notice the word moment - whose to say if things go pear-shaped what will happen, but he has enthused the club through his own enthusiasm and dedication, long may it continue for him, whether with us or another club in the future.
[quote][p][bold]dorsetyellows[/bold] wrote: Went to the afcb v Swindon today , as short of cash to drive to Bradford, my point is the support given to DI Canio By their supporters is great and this helps tremendously for the players and the club as a whole . Time to get behind chris wilder with more passion and visible support . Will be at the Rotherham game next week , time to make more noise for the boys and chris !!![/p][/quote]True, if you can't support him now after this and other results the guy may just say or think what is the point. PDC is god at the moment - notice the word moment - whose to say if things go pear-shaped what will happen, but he has enthused the club through his own enthusiasm and dedication, long may it continue for him, whether with us or another club in the future. Chish and Fips
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7:37pm Sat 12 Jan 13

adlibber says...

Magiltonmagic. wrote:
Adlibber, that's a bit rich coming from you! Lets look at the facts, at the end of last season we had players playing with injuries as well as players out including BOTH keepers,This season we have already had more than our fair share of injuries, The chairman said lets wait and see what happens when we have our players back and match fit,I think 4 league wins on the trot, 3 of which against sides above us, shows he was right. There is still a long way to go and a lot of work to do to gain promotion and hopefully we can do it but it would be nice if just once you and all the anti Wilder brigade gave him some credit for his tactics today..
erm last season we threw away a play off spot this was down to poor performance not injuries - You can't hide behind that reality. I don't buy the injury jinx anyway but maybe CW is learning a bit quicker than he did last year. In case you missed my earlier post praised CW&team for their performance today. I want promotion as much as you mate but I don't buy into the CW excuses when it's going wrong. CW can blow his trumpet today he deserves it but I'll be on his back if we fail to go up and I expect him to leave too. always happy to be proved wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Magiltonmagic.[/bold] wrote: Adlibber, that's a bit rich coming from you! Lets look at the facts, at the end of last season we had players playing with injuries as well as players out including BOTH keepers,This season we have already had more than our fair share of injuries, The chairman said lets wait and see what happens when we have our players back and match fit,I think 4 league wins on the trot, 3 of which against sides above us, shows he was right. There is still a long way to go and a lot of work to do to gain promotion and hopefully we can do it but it would be nice if just once you and all the anti Wilder brigade gave him some credit for his tactics today..[/p][/quote]erm last season we threw away a play off spot this was down to poor performance not injuries - You can't hide behind that reality. I don't buy the injury jinx anyway but maybe CW is learning a bit quicker than he did last year. In case you missed my earlier post praised CW&team for their performance today. I want promotion as much as you mate but I don't buy into the CW excuses when it's going wrong. CW can blow his trumpet today he deserves it but I'll be on his back if we fail to go up and I expect him to leave too. always happy to be proved wrong. adlibber
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7:52pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Magiltonmagic. says...

He has made mistakes oldun all managers do, EVEN Fergie, and I have'nt agreed with everything he has done, but again, I think with the injuries he has had to contend with he has done a good job given we are 2 points off the play offs and 6 off of automatic, Losing Clarke could be a massive blow only time will tell, As for judging him season by season the facts are we have improved our league position under Wilder each season so in that respect he has done well. Wilder will go at some point I think that's a given but I would rather have him ahead of managers of the past like Asprey, Kemp,Wright, Paterson, Rix and Atkins to name a few.
He has made mistakes oldun all managers do, EVEN Fergie, and I have'nt agreed with everything he has done, but again, I think with the injuries he has had to contend with he has done a good job given we are 2 points off the play offs and 6 off of automatic, Losing Clarke could be a massive blow only time will tell, As for judging him season by season the facts are we have improved our league position under Wilder each season so in that respect he has done well. Wilder will go at some point I think that's a given but I would rather have him ahead of managers of the past like Asprey, Kemp,Wright, Paterson, Rix and Atkins to name a few. Magiltonmagic.
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8:03pm Sat 12 Jan 13

oldun says...

Magiltonmagic. wrote:
He has made mistakes oldun all managers do, EVEN Fergie, and I have'nt agreed with everything he has done, but again, I think with the injuries he has had to contend with he has done a good job given we are 2 points off the play offs and 6 off of automatic, Losing Clarke could be a massive blow only time will tell, As for judging him season by season the facts are we have improved our league position under Wilder each season so in that respect he has done well. Wilder will go at some point I think that's a given but I would rather have him ahead of managers of the past like Asprey, Kemp,Wright, Paterson, Rix and Atkins to name a few.
Atkins did much better here than has CW - but I hated his footer. The others you named were poor and I had hoped that CW would be better than them - and he has. Lose in the play offs and he must go. Ah, Saint Alec - like all managers - even those with massive resources like him - of course he has made mistakes - over that long a career who wouldn't do so . Amazingly, he never seems to make the mistake of upsetting the FA enough for them to curb his ever yobbish behaviour if things don't go his way. Busby - a gent!
[quote][p][bold]Magiltonmagic.[/bold] wrote: He has made mistakes oldun all managers do, EVEN Fergie, and I have'nt agreed with everything he has done, but again, I think with the injuries he has had to contend with he has done a good job given we are 2 points off the play offs and 6 off of automatic, Losing Clarke could be a massive blow only time will tell, As for judging him season by season the facts are we have improved our league position under Wilder each season so in that respect he has done well. Wilder will go at some point I think that's a given but I would rather have him ahead of managers of the past like Asprey, Kemp,Wright, Paterson, Rix and Atkins to name a few.[/p][/quote]Atkins did much better here than has CW - but I hated his footer. The others you named were poor and I had hoped that CW would be better than them - and he has. Lose in the play offs and he must go. Ah, Saint Alec - like all managers - even those with massive resources like him - of course he has made mistakes - over that long a career who wouldn't do so . Amazingly, he never seems to make the mistake of upsetting the FA enough for them to curb his ever yobbish behaviour if things don't go his way. Busby - a gent! oldun
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8:28pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Magiltonmagic. says...

Atkins team were 10 points clear at Xmas and didn't make the play offs,he never achieved a promotion with us so given managers are judged on results how is he better than Wilder? he rarely played Whitehead and when he did he played him out of position, he released Sam Ricketts who like Dean went on to play in the Premier league, As for Fergie you are spot on and Sir Matt Busby was, as you said,a true gent.
Atkins team were 10 points clear at Xmas and didn't make the play offs,he never achieved a promotion with us so given managers are judged on results how is he better than Wilder? he rarely played Whitehead and when he did he played him out of position, he released Sam Ricketts who like Dean went on to play in the Premier league, As for Fergie you are spot on and Sir Matt Busby was, as you said,a true gent. Magiltonmagic.
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8:59pm Sat 12 Jan 13

brocky152 says...

OUFC Man of the Match: not taking anything away from any player but I'd give it to Chris Wilder!
OUFC Man of the Match: not taking anything away from any player but I'd give it to Chris Wilder! brocky152
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9:44pm Sat 12 Jan 13

OUFCUPNORTH says...

not sure how many of you were at the match , did you enjoy it? It seems your more interested in out doing each other on here than getting behind the team and commenting on what was a very acomplished performance.
If the players read all these threads they may wonder what they have to do to get some praise. Well done boys , fantastic display right across the park.Proud to be OUFC
not sure how many of you were at the match , did you enjoy it? It seems your more interested in out doing each other on here than getting behind the team and commenting on what was a very acomplished performance. If the players read all these threads they may wonder what they have to do to get some praise. Well done boys , fantastic display right across the park.Proud to be OUFC OUFCUPNORTH
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9:53pm Sat 12 Jan 13

the wizard says...

dorsetyellows wrote:
Went to the afcb v Swindon today , as short of cash to drive to Bradford, my point is the support given to DI Canio
By their supporters is great and this helps tremendously for the players and the club as a whole . Time to get behind chris wilder with more passion and visible support . Will be at the Rotherham game next week , time to make more noise for the boys and chris !!!
If you think we get behind our man, well, you should hear the Pompey boys, unbelievable. They were at our place last week. Their support to their team is a credit, real 12th man stuff all through the game. That wins a lot of respect, especially when they start singing, lets pretend we've just scored a goal, and, you're not that good you've only scored four. I expect Pompey will go down, but with these guys in tow they will not be down for long. Brilliant stuff, and we applauded them at the end of the game, and a pleasure to do so, for all the right reasons, even if we did all get a headache from that blummin drum !
[quote][p][bold]dorsetyellows[/bold] wrote: Went to the afcb v Swindon today , as short of cash to drive to Bradford, my point is the support given to DI Canio By their supporters is great and this helps tremendously for the players and the club as a whole . Time to get behind chris wilder with more passion and visible support . Will be at the Rotherham game next week , time to make more noise for the boys and chris !!![/p][/quote]If you think we get behind our man, well, you should hear the Pompey boys, unbelievable. They were at our place last week. Their support to their team is a credit, real 12th man stuff all through the game. That wins a lot of respect, especially when they start singing, lets pretend we've just scored a goal, and, you're not that good you've only scored four. I expect Pompey will go down, but with these guys in tow they will not be down for long. Brilliant stuff, and we applauded them at the end of the game, and a pleasure to do so, for all the right reasons, even if we did all get a headache from that blummin drum ! the wizard
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11:53pm Sat 12 Jan 13

dorsetyellows says...

the wizard wrote:
dorsetyellows wrote:
Went to the afcb v Swindon today , as short of cash to drive to Bradford, my point is the support given to DI Canio
By their supporters is great and this helps tremendously for the players and the club as a whole . Time to get behind chris wilder with more passion and visible support . Will be at the Rotherham game next week , time to make more noise for the boys and chris !!!
If you think we get behind our man, well, you should hear the Pompey boys, unbelievable. They were at our place last week. Their support to their team is a credit, real 12th man stuff all through the game. That wins a lot of respect, especially when they start singing, lets pretend we've just scored a goal, and, you're not that good you've only scored four. I expect Pompey will go down, but with these guys in tow they will not be down for long. Brilliant stuff, and we applauded them at the end of the game, and a pleasure to do so, for all the right reasons, even if we did all get a headache from that blummin drum !
Went to the pompey v Burnley game last season when they somehow lost 5 -1 , their fans sang and were even dancing during the game . Top fans and respect from me, sad to see the club shafted by the money men !
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetyellows[/bold] wrote: Went to the afcb v Swindon today , as short of cash to drive to Bradford, my point is the support given to DI Canio By their supporters is great and this helps tremendously for the players and the club as a whole . Time to get behind chris wilder with more passion and visible support . Will be at the Rotherham game next week , time to make more noise for the boys and chris !!![/p][/quote]If you think we get behind our man, well, you should hear the Pompey boys, unbelievable. They were at our place last week. Their support to their team is a credit, real 12th man stuff all through the game. That wins a lot of respect, especially when they start singing, lets pretend we've just scored a goal, and, you're not that good you've only scored four. I expect Pompey will go down, but with these guys in tow they will not be down for long. Brilliant stuff, and we applauded them at the end of the game, and a pleasure to do so, for all the right reasons, even if we did all get a headache from that blummin drum ![/p][/quote]Went to the pompey v Burnley game last season when they somehow lost 5 -1 , their fans sang and were even dancing during the game . Top fans and respect from me, sad to see the club shafted by the money men ! dorsetyellows
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1:59pm Sun 13 Jan 13

bigchet says...

great result everyone gave 100 per cent. richards led the line well and montrose had an impressive debut. i was confused by the starting lineup but it all worked very well. the injury to clarke is a major concern and we will probably need to get another keeper in as i dont think that brown inspires much confidence although maybe being a bit unfair given his lack of match practice, but either way we will need cover there.
great result everyone gave 100 per cent. richards led the line well and montrose had an impressive debut. i was confused by the starting lineup but it all worked very well. the injury to clarke is a major concern and we will probably need to get another keeper in as i dont think that brown inspires much confidence although maybe being a bit unfair given his lack of match practice, but either way we will need cover there. bigchet
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