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Oxford Utd 0 Portsmouth 1 (Westcarr 80)

Oxford Utd 0 Portsmouth 1 (Westcarr 80)

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OXFORD United slipped to the bottom of the fledgling Sky Bet League Two table after failing to turn another promising performance into a result as they fell to defeat at home to Portsmouth.

Craig Westcarr pounced on a defensive error ten minutes from time to inflict a fourth successive defeat in the league.

United's best moments were all before the break and they came closest on the stroke of half-time, when Danny Hylton hit the post and then had a strong penalty claim turned down.

But the hosts lost their way after the hour mark, allowing Portsmouth into the game - and the visitors made the most of their opportunity.

United were unchanged from Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Morecambe and made a very bright start.

Just ten seconds were on the clock when Hylton was fouled 20 yards out.

Joe Riley stepped up and ripped a shot towards the top corner, which goalkeeper Paul Jones tipped over.

From the resulting corner Carlton Morris had two efforts blocked, the second of which by Jones on the line.

Portsmouth, backed by more than 2,000 travelling fans, arrived unbeaten in all competitions and should have scored on nine minutes.

A long ball was only headed upwards by Johnny Mullins, allowing the hosts to get forward. Josh Ruffels was unable to cut out a clever through ball for Nigel Atangana, who let the home side off the hook by skidding a shot wide from just 15 yards.

When the game settled down, United assumed their increasingly familiar style of patient, possession football.

Clear chances were hard to come by for much of the half, but Atangana came close to putting through his own net in the 20th minute.

The backtracking midfielder inadvertently turned Danny Rose's corner goalwards and was relieved to see the ball was cleared by the man on the post.

United finished the half strongly, as they put Portsmouth under increasing pressure.

Ricky Holmes was fortunate to stay on the field when, already on a booking, he dived in on Junior Brown.

The midfielder escaped with only a final warning from referee Darren Bond.

Both sides had good chances to score late in the half.

First, Portsmouth forced an opening when Miles Storey got free in the box, forcing a smart save from George Long.

At the other end, United did everything but score after a 44th-minute corner caused chaos in the area.

Hylton had three efforts in quick succession, with the second hitting the post and the third deflected over by James Dunne.

The striker thought he had won a penalty on the stroke of half-time when he was felled after a smart turn.

Just as at Morecambe on Tuesday night, the referee waved away the protests, but unlike in midweek Hylton was not booked.

United were furious and swarmed around Bond when he blew the whistle for half-time seconds later.

Hylton also had the opening chance of the second half, when he headed Riley's corner on target, but Jones gathered comfortably.

Chances dried up after that, as United appeared to run out of steam after the hour mark.

Portsmouth, who probably could not believe their luck to still be level, took up the initiative and grew in confidence.

They began to ask questions of the United defence for the first time and although little was created, the momentum had shifted.

And with ten minutes remaining, the stalemate was broken.

Nickey Shorey got some space out on the left to whip in a cross which United failed to deal with, allowing Westcarr to bundle into the net from close range.

An equaliser almost arrived within two minutes.

Brown burrowed into the area and got away a shot on the turn which was arrowing towards the bottom corner before Jones got fingertips on it to divert it wide.

The winger had a better chance three minutes from time, but he headed well over from six yards.

It was the final opening as Portsmouth saw out five minutes of stoppage time to leave United pointless.

Oxford Utd: G Long, Riley, Mullins, Wright, Newey, Collins, Ruffels (Potter 84), Rose (O'Dowda 73), Hylton, Brown, Morris (Jakubiak 84).

Unused subs: Crocombe, Hunt, Raynes, Meades.

Portsmouth: Jones, Devera, Robinson, Chorley, Holmes (Wallace ht), Hollands, Dunne, Atangana, Shorey, Westcarr (Whatmough 86), Storey (Taylor 64).

Unused subs: Brezovan, Butler, Awford, Barcham.

Referee: Darren Bond (Lancashire).

Attendance: 6,852 (2,136 visitors).

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5:09pm Sat 23 Aug 14

OUFC67 says...

Promising game. Stats do not look good though. 10 shots on goal. No goal. No win. No points from 4 games and bottom of the league. Carrying on from where we left off from last season on keep losing. Without a proven goalscorer we will be fighting relegation along with half a dozen teams. Goals win games. Maybe we will wait until January to get a player in that can make the difference. Not impressed with Appleton. Too much of a talker.
Promising game. Stats do not look good though. 10 shots on goal. No goal. No win. No points from 4 games and bottom of the league. Carrying on from where we left off from last season on keep losing. Without a proven goalscorer we will be fighting relegation along with half a dozen teams. Goals win games. Maybe we will wait until January to get a player in that can make the difference. Not impressed with Appleton. Too much of a talker. OUFC67
  • Score: 15

5:09pm Sat 23 Aug 14

we are oxford says...

Attendance: 2,136 (6,852 visitors).

HA HA Oxford Mail !!!!!
Attendance: 2,136 (6,852 visitors). HA HA Oxford Mail !!!!! we are oxford
  • Score: 9

5:16pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Joe1 says...

Could have played ALL Day & still NOT scored. Our attendences will start to drop with these type results. I just wonder why these new owners bothered to take over our club? NO investment!!!!! No ambition!!!!! No goals!!!!!
Could have played ALL Day & still NOT scored. Our attendences will start to drop with these type results. I just wonder why these new owners bothered to take over our club? NO investment!!!!! No ambition!!!!! No goals!!!!! Joe1
  • Score: 13

5:31pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Davos P says...

This is a relegation team unless something is done quickly. All teams in this league realise the importance of experienced frontmen and strong wide players. In the course of one season where he was more 'hands on' with running of the club, Lenegan has reduced us to a club without hope. He can take his money and stick it you know where. The new part owners have taken a leaf out of his book and appear to be equally ineffective.
Time to plan for a relegation battle which means going to the loan market and securing experienced players to get through this season unscathed.
This is a relegation team unless something is done quickly. All teams in this league realise the importance of experienced frontmen and strong wide players. In the course of one season where he was more 'hands on' with running of the club, Lenegan has reduced us to a club without hope. He can take his money and stick it you know where. The new part owners have taken a leaf out of his book and appear to be equally ineffective. Time to plan for a relegation battle which means going to the loan market and securing experienced players to get through this season unscathed. Davos P
  • Score: 8

5:31pm Sat 23 Aug 14

greengarden says...

Utter rubbish......unless we can score goals everything else is immaterial!!

Relegation battle ahead and I fear the worst.......
Utter rubbish......unless we can score goals everything else is immaterial!! Relegation battle ahead and I fear the worst....... greengarden
  • Score: 4

5:37pm Sat 23 Aug 14

baldy bill says...

appleton says he will get us some more strikers but just how long do we have to wait its time to put us out of our misery
appleton says he will get us some more strikers but just how long do we have to wait its time to put us out of our misery baldy bill
  • Score: 5

5:40pm Sat 23 Aug 14

S Hillier says...

It wouldn't make any difference if oxford had six strikers on their books as they only play with one up front, let's get back to playing 4 4 2 or 4 3 3 .after all, we can't do any worse.
It wouldn't make any difference if oxford had six strikers on their books as they only play with one up front, let's get back to playing 4 4 2 or 4 3 3 .after all, we can't do any worse. S Hillier
  • Score: -5

6:04pm Sat 23 Aug 14

OX3 says...

Are say it again promotion out the window mid table finish at best relegation dogfight ahead simple as that.
Are say it again promotion out the window mid table finish at best relegation dogfight ahead simple as that. OX3
  • Score: -6

6:08pm Sat 23 Aug 14

dovepe says...

Season long loan players o.k.Short term pointless.Need to spend decent money for a goalscorer.Played well today.Thought Rose was man of the match why take Him off.balls into the box poor.
Season long loan players o.k.Short term pointless.Need to spend decent money for a goalscorer.Played well today.Thought Rose was man of the match why take Him off.balls into the box poor. dovepe
  • Score: 5

6:20pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Chickengeorge44 says...

Let me guess. Played great football.....blah...
blah...blah. Better team.....blah..blah.
..blah. Work in progress etc. Enough. WTF is going on. No strikers, 1 goal & 0 points. Embarrassing.
Let me guess. Played great football.....blah... blah...blah. Better team.....blah..blah. ..blah. Work in progress etc. Enough. WTF is going on. No strikers, 1 goal & 0 points. Embarrassing. Chickengeorge44
  • Score: 13

6:42pm Sat 23 Aug 14

BigAlBiker says...

I am not depressed yet, we have played some good football and I have been entertained, hopefully we will score soon and by Christmas will be mid table.

Keep going MApp and it will come good.
I am not depressed yet, we have played some good football and I have been entertained, hopefully we will score soon and by Christmas will be mid table. Keep going MApp and it will come good. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 19

6:53pm Sat 23 Aug 14

kibby says...

Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs.
Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City.
City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!!
Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs. Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City. City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!! kibby
  • Score: 10

7:22pm Sat 23 Aug 14

oldun says...

kibby wrote:
Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs.
Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City.
City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!!
City are in the Conference
[quote][p][bold]kibby[/bold] wrote: Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs. Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City. City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!![/p][/quote]City are in the Conference oldun
  • Score: -3

7:45pm Sat 23 Aug 14

kibby says...

oldun wrote:
kibby wrote:
Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs.
Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City.
City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!!
City are in the Conference
OK. Conference National, then!
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kibby[/bold] wrote: Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs. Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City. City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!![/p][/quote]City are in the Conference[/p][/quote]OK. Conference National, then! kibby
  • Score: 1

8:24pm Sat 23 Aug 14

rightendofa420 says...

'Another promising performance' you really are embarrassing....to read your match reports you must be on the verge of the champions league? You are, and always have been, completely deluded.

look at the league table and weep you are, and always have been, a mickey mouse outfit....

but thanks again for making my weekend complete
'Another promising performance' you really are embarrassing....to read your match reports you must be on the verge of the champions league? You are, and always have been, completely deluded. look at the league table and weep you are, and always have been, a mickey mouse outfit.... but thanks again for making my weekend complete rightendofa420
  • Score: -12

8:27pm Sat 23 Aug 14

rightendofa420 says...

OX3 wrote:
Are say it again promotion out the window mid table finish at best relegation dogfight ahead simple as that.
No S€#t sherlock
[quote][p][bold]OX3[/bold] wrote: Are say it again promotion out the window mid table finish at best relegation dogfight ahead simple as that.[/p][/quote]No S€#t sherlock rightendofa420
  • Score: -4

8:27pm Sat 23 Aug 14

trinity8 says...

Have the new owners really got the money to take the club forward ?
The lack of investment in the team is worrying to say the least.And what a poor crowd today,the oxmail stand was half empty at least.
Have the new owners really got the money to take the club forward ? The lack of investment in the team is worrying to say the least.And what a poor crowd today,the oxmail stand was half empty at least. trinity8
  • Score: 9

8:31pm Sat 23 Aug 14

rightendofa420 says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
I am not depressed yet, we have played some good football and I have been entertained, hopefully we will score soon and by Christmas will be mid table.

Keep going MApp and it will come good.
What a cracking sense of humour you have!! ......err no, you werent actually serious were you?
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: I am not depressed yet, we have played some good football and I have been entertained, hopefully we will score soon and by Christmas will be mid table. Keep going MApp and it will come good.[/p][/quote]What a cracking sense of humour you have!! ......err no, you werent actually serious were you? rightendofa420
  • Score: -8

8:33pm Sat 23 Aug 14

arnoldnead says...

I see WWFC are not doing too badly for a club with no money. 5th with 9 points after 4 games. Early days though
I see WWFC are not doing too badly for a club with no money. 5th with 9 points after 4 games. Early days though arnoldnead
  • Score: 5

8:41pm Sat 23 Aug 14

rightendofa420 says...

Chickengeorge44 wrote:
Let me guess. Played great football.....blah...

blah...blah. Better team.....blah..blah.

..blah. Work in progress etc. Enough. WTF is going on. No strikers, 1 goal & 0 points. Embarrassing.
Great post
[quote][p][bold]Chickengeorge44[/bold] wrote: Let me guess. Played great football.....blah... blah...blah. Better team.....blah..blah. ..blah. Work in progress etc. Enough. WTF is going on. No strikers, 1 goal & 0 points. Embarrassing.[/p][/quote]Great post rightendofa420
  • Score: -3

8:54pm Sat 23 Aug 14

NCDCVR says...

Predictable, two early chances and plenty of good football in the first half. Continued pressure resulted in three key moments. The first was the potential sending off which was nothing more than a late tackle so the ref got that one right. The second was Hylton who has to hit the net with one out of three attempts but only managed to hit a post with most of the goal to shoot at. The third was a good penalty shout which would have gone our way last season. The second half just as predictable, soft goal for Pompey who to be fair missed two good chances from open play in the first half and had little trouble in converting from the only opportunity they created in the second. Darren Paterson was the last manager to think he could achieve with loan players and kids. Who says history will not repeat its self. Watch this team
Predictable, two early chances and plenty of good football in the first half. Continued pressure resulted in three key moments. The first was the potential sending off which was nothing more than a late tackle so the ref got that one right. The second was Hylton who has to hit the net with one out of three attempts but only managed to hit a post with most of the goal to shoot at. The third was a good penalty shout which would have gone our way last season. The second half just as predictable, soft goal for Pompey who to be fair missed two good chances from open play in the first half and had little trouble in converting from the only opportunity they created in the second. Darren Paterson was the last manager to think he could achieve with loan players and kids. Who says history will not repeat its self. Watch this team NCDCVR
  • Score: -2

9:36pm Sat 23 Aug 14

bigchet says...

worse start ever to a season and going to be a predictable result at west prom, unless a couple of significant signings are made before the transfer window closes little hope for progress in the league.
worse start ever to a season and going to be a predictable result at west prom, unless a couple of significant signings are made before the transfer window closes little hope for progress in the league. bigchet
  • Score: 6

9:41pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Brenda Jackson says...

The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year.

A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck.

We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on.
Keep Calm and the results will come.
The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year. A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck. We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on. Keep Calm and the results will come. Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 10

9:56pm Sat 23 Aug 14

NCDCVR says...

Interesting point, if you count browns missed chance, we probably created four clear cut chances in the entire game. James Constable and Dean Smalley probably converted one in five of the chances we made. It's not necessarily a striker we need rather than a class midfielder who creates opportunities for others Dave Kitson always gave us that cutting edge
Interesting point, if you count browns missed chance, we probably created four clear cut chances in the entire game. James Constable and Dean Smalley probably converted one in five of the chances we made. It's not necessarily a striker we need rather than a class midfielder who creates opportunities for others Dave Kitson always gave us that cutting edge NCDCVR
  • Score: -5

11:22pm Sat 23 Aug 14

baldy bill says...

oldun wrote:
kibby wrote:
Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs.
Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City.
City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!!
City are in the Conference
city are in the conference north league if u look at tables
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kibby[/bold] wrote: Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs. Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City. City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!![/p][/quote]City are in the Conference[/p][/quote]city are in the conference north league if u look at tables baldy bill
  • Score: 3

6:53am Sun 24 Aug 14

oldun says...

baldy bill wrote:
oldun wrote:
kibby wrote:
Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs.
Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City.
City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!!
City are in the Conference
city are in the conference north league if u look at tables
Yep in the Conference whether looking at the table or not
[quote][p][bold]baldy bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kibby[/bold] wrote: Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs. Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City. City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!![/p][/quote]City are in the Conference[/p][/quote]city are in the conference north league if u look at tables[/p][/quote]Yep in the Conference whether looking at the table or not oldun
  • Score: -2

8:11am Sun 24 Aug 14

hawkeye1 says...

Well so much for the new regime and all their promises, same old ,same
old, makes you wonder what the club would be doing if the other interested investors were in control instead of the clowns there now.
Well so much for the new regime and all their promises, same old ,same old, makes you wonder what the club would be doing if the other interested investors were in control instead of the clowns there now. hawkeye1
  • Score: 4

8:12am Sun 24 Aug 14

Davos P says...

rightendofa420 wrote:
'Another promising performance' you really are embarrassing....to read your match reports you must be on the verge of the champions league? You are, and always have been, completely deluded.

look at the league table and weep you are, and always have been, a mickey mouse outfit....

but thanks again for making my weekend complete
If this makes your weekend complete, you must have a pretty sad existence! Unlucky!
[quote][p][bold]rightendofa420[/bold] wrote: 'Another promising performance' you really are embarrassing....to read your match reports you must be on the verge of the champions league? You are, and always have been, completely deluded. look at the league table and weep you are, and always have been, a mickey mouse outfit.... but thanks again for making my weekend complete[/p][/quote]If this makes your weekend complete, you must have a pretty sad existence! Unlucky! Davos P
  • Score: 11

8:48am Sun 24 Aug 14

addisonox says...

kibby wrote:
Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs.
Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City.
City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!!
Now that would be interesting!
[quote][p][bold]kibby[/bold] wrote: Oxford City unbeaten after four games & just outside the play-offs. Come down to Marsh Lane on Monday to cheer on the other Oxford side against Gloucester City. City AND United in the Conference next season...what odds would you get on that?!!!![/p][/quote]Now that would be interesting! addisonox
  • Score: -2

8:53am Sun 24 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Brenda Jackson wrote:
The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year.

A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck.

We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on.
Keep Calm and the results will come.
Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜
[quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year. A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck. We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on. Keep Calm and the results will come.[/p][/quote]Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜 The Jockster
  • Score: -11

9:00am Sun 24 Aug 14

Oxokuba says...

New regime is full of blaggers - fur coats no knickers - Appleton talks big delivers little. The Board appear to be a poor version of Del Boy. We have 6-8 weeks to save our season. I really think Appleton has to adapt very quickly or he will fail. Fans will drift away by Xmas if this dreadful run continues.
New regime is full of blaggers - fur coats no knickers - Appleton talks big delivers little. The Board appear to be a poor version of Del Boy. We have 6-8 weeks to save our season. I really think Appleton has to adapt very quickly or he will fail. Fans will drift away by Xmas if this dreadful run continues. Oxokuba
  • Score: 10

9:11am Sun 24 Aug 14

cebu blue says...

Pompey played badly but still won, but Oxford deserved something.
Pompey played badly but still won, but Oxford deserved something. cebu blue
  • Score: 0

9:25am Sun 24 Aug 14

London_Ox says...

Oxokuba wrote:
New regime is full of blaggers - fur coats no knickers - Appleton talks big delivers little. The Board appear to be a poor version of Del Boy. We have 6-8 weeks to save our season. I really think Appleton has to adapt very quickly or he will fail. Fans will drift away by Xmas if this dreadful run continues.
haha.. Indeed re: comment on senior management set up..

Appleton is a nice enough guy but ultimately I cant help thinking he is a stooge/puppet (a mk2 Waddock) who is being used to play an attractive brand of football to appease the fans but the problem with what's happened is that 4-5 mid table "stability" players have left from last season and they have simply not been replaced. This so reminds me of the final months before we went down to the conference last time, where we got in 4-5 loanees which woo'ed us with some nice touches but we still went down meekly without any sort of fight.. I usually reserve judgement until 8-10 games but have a nasty gut feel.. Are we going to be this season's brizzle rovers?! I fear so..
[quote][p][bold]Oxokuba[/bold] wrote: New regime is full of blaggers - fur coats no knickers - Appleton talks big delivers little. The Board appear to be a poor version of Del Boy. We have 6-8 weeks to save our season. I really think Appleton has to adapt very quickly or he will fail. Fans will drift away by Xmas if this dreadful run continues.[/p][/quote]haha.. Indeed re: comment on senior management set up.. Appleton is a nice enough guy but ultimately I cant help thinking he is a stooge/puppet (a mk2 Waddock) who is being used to play an attractive brand of football to appease the fans but the problem with what's happened is that 4-5 mid table "stability" players have left from last season and they have simply not been replaced. This so reminds me of the final months before we went down to the conference last time, where we got in 4-5 loanees which woo'ed us with some nice touches but we still went down meekly without any sort of fight.. I usually reserve judgement until 8-10 games but have a nasty gut feel.. Are we going to be this season's brizzle rovers?! I fear so.. London_Ox
  • Score: 4

10:02am Sun 24 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

The Jockster wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year.

A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck.

We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on.
Keep Calm and the results will come.
Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜
Jock it would be a baffling experience for Brenda to what he/she is used to ... and this would be to see a home team score goals and win ... ☺
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year. A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck. We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on. Keep Calm and the results will come.[/p][/quote]Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜[/p][/quote]Jock it would be a baffling experience for Brenda to what he/she is used to ... and this would be to see a home team score goals and win ... ☺ Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

10:21am Sun 24 Aug 14

Beau champ mummy says...

Just back from game need a neck brace. What a load of rubbish that was
Just back from game need a neck brace. What a load of rubbish that was Beau champ mummy
  • Score: -3

11:28am Sun 24 Aug 14

Oxokuba says...

Beau champ mummy wrote:
Just back from game need a neck brace. What a load of rubbish that was
it's taken you over 24 hours to come up with that drivel? I shouldn't be surprised at your slowness given you are from Swindon and live with a couple of hamsters who you keep snugly in a hole on your body. Give it up Beauchimp and sue the surgeon who did your lobotomy because it has made things worse for you.
[quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: Just back from game need a neck brace. What a load of rubbish that was[/p][/quote]it's taken you over 24 hours to come up with that drivel? I shouldn't be surprised at your slowness given you are from Swindon and live with a couple of hamsters who you keep snugly in a hole on your body. Give it up Beauchimp and sue the surgeon who did your lobotomy because it has made things worse for you. Oxokuba
  • Score: 9

11:28am Sun 24 Aug 14

skye53 says...

I went to watch the game what a load of rubbish back to conference league we go come on Oxford
I went to watch the game what a load of rubbish back to conference league we go come on Oxford skye53
  • Score: -1

11:29am Sun 24 Aug 14

Oxokuba says...

The Jockster wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year.

A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck.

We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on.
Keep Calm and the results will come.
Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜
Amusing to read the Swindon trolls - you'd think they'd be crowing about DiCanio&Premiership football by now.... oh .....
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year. A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck. We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on. Keep Calm and the results will come.[/p][/quote]Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜[/p][/quote]Amusing to read the Swindon trolls - you'd think they'd be crowing about DiCanio&Premiership football by now.... oh ..... Oxokuba
  • Score: 3

11:38am Sun 24 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Oxokuba wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year.

A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck.

We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on.
Keep Calm and the results will come.
Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜
Amusing to read the Swindon trolls - you'd think they'd be crowing about DiCanio&Premiers
hip football by now.... oh .....
Always a league or two above the Pox though eh! Even Wilder jumped ship when he realised the only way was down if he stayed at the kASSam!
[quote][p][bold]Oxokuba[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year. A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck. We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on. Keep Calm and the results will come.[/p][/quote]Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜[/p][/quote]Amusing to read the Swindon trolls - you'd think they'd be crowing about DiCanio&Premiers hip football by now.... oh .....[/p][/quote]Always a league or two above the Pox though eh! Even Wilder jumped ship when he realised the only way was down if he stayed at the kASSam! The Jockster
  • Score: 2

12:15pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Oxokuba says...

The Jockster wrote:
Oxokuba wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year.

A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck.

We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on.
Keep Calm and the results will come.
Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜
Amusing to read the Swindon trolls - you'd think they'd be crowing about DiCanio&Premiers

hip football by now.... oh .....
Always a league or two above the Pox though eh! Even Wilder jumped ship when he realised the only way was down if he stayed at the kASSam!
yeah you're flying - huge gates running away with the league in a Town voted most cosmopolitan with its range of harbour side bars&bistros,quality of life&world renowned education system. I especially like the way your promotion campaign last year went without a hitch.

At least we know we're a cowboy outfit whereas you lot are still tramps in a suit.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxokuba[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year. A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck. We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on. Keep Calm and the results will come.[/p][/quote]Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜[/p][/quote]Amusing to read the Swindon trolls - you'd think they'd be crowing about DiCanio&Premiers hip football by now.... oh .....[/p][/quote]Always a league or two above the Pox though eh! Even Wilder jumped ship when he realised the only way was down if he stayed at the kASSam![/p][/quote]yeah you're flying - huge gates running away with the league in a Town voted most cosmopolitan with its range of harbour side bars&bistros,quality of life&world renowned education system. I especially like the way your promotion campaign last year went without a hitch. At least we know we're a cowboy outfit whereas you lot are still tramps in a suit. Oxokuba
  • Score: 1

12:53pm Sun 24 Aug 14

oldun says...

The Jockster wrote:
Oxokuba wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year.

A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck.

We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on.
Keep Calm and the results will come.
Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜
Amusing to read the Swindon trolls - you'd think they'd be crowing about DiCanio&Premiers

hip football by now.... oh .....
Always a league or two above the Pox though eh! Even Wilder jumped ship when he realised the only way was down if he stayed at the kASSam!
"Always" ! Check that word's definition in a dictionary - it begins with the letter A .
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxokuba[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year. A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck. We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on. Keep Calm and the results will come.[/p][/quote]Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜[/p][/quote]Amusing to read the Swindon trolls - you'd think they'd be crowing about DiCanio&Premiers hip football by now.... oh .....[/p][/quote]Always a league or two above the Pox though eh! Even Wilder jumped ship when he realised the only way was down if he stayed at the kASSam![/p][/quote]"Always" ! Check that word's definition in a dictionary - it begins with the letter A . oldun
  • Score: 0

2:25pm Sun 24 Aug 14

The London Yellows says...

It's really very simple. The management / board have eight days to show their intent / ambition for this club. If they want to have a successful club challenging for promotion and going up the leagues then they will invest in bringing in the right players to achieve this. If they don't, we'll all know where we stand. It's as simple as that!
It's really very simple. The management / board have eight days to show their intent / ambition for this club. If they want to have a successful club challenging for promotion and going up the leagues then they will invest in bringing in the right players to achieve this. If they don't, we'll all know where we stand. It's as simple as that! The London Yellows
  • Score: 6

4:17pm Sun 24 Aug 14

RocketMan says...

I was apprehensive about the appointment of Appleton, what did he do for Pompey and before? Not an inspiring winning record. Hope he does it, but the jury is still out! How long has he got to cut it?
We were light weight at the end of last season, before we got rid of Constable and Kitson hung up his boots. Constable was not the most skillful of players, but he could score goals.

Now what do we have up front, apart from a barn door? The table does not lie, no goals in open play, no wins. No strikers of quality. Quality strikers cost big money and we either did not have the cash or have left it too late to get them.

Okay the the transfer window in January might pave the way to get them in to perhaps get us out of 'jail'. But indicates a very difficult season ahead! Need big hitters now. Playing just Constable up front did not work either.
How many times have we heard the story of teams scoring against us in the last ten minutes after passages of otherwise decent play and no goals.
I was apprehensive about the appointment of Appleton, what did he do for Pompey and before? Not an inspiring winning record. Hope he does it, but the jury is still out! How long has he got to cut it? We were light weight at the end of last season, before we got rid of Constable and Kitson hung up his boots. Constable was not the most skillful of players, but he could score goals. Now what do we have up front, apart from a barn door? The table does not lie, no goals in open play, no wins. No strikers of quality. Quality strikers cost big money and we either did not have the cash or have left it too late to get them. Okay the the transfer window in January might pave the way to get them in to perhaps get us out of 'jail'. But indicates a very difficult season ahead! Need big hitters now. Playing just Constable up front did not work either. How many times have we heard the story of teams scoring against us in the last ten minutes after passages of otherwise decent play and no goals. RocketMan
  • Score: 4

4:20pm Sun 24 Aug 14

disco80 says...

No width at all. Morris is doing too much work. We need to gamble and pay the big wages to an old seasoned pro. Kitson would love feeding quality balls to morris. We are desperate for 2 league 2 players. Big ,hard lumps i mean just to help the kids from getting bullied . And a big half decent striker if there are any.
No width at all. Morris is doing too much work. We need to gamble and pay the big wages to an old seasoned pro. Kitson would love feeding quality balls to morris. We are desperate for 2 league 2 players. Big ,hard lumps i mean just to help the kids from getting bullied . And a big half decent striker if there are any. disco80
  • Score: 4

5:03pm Sun 24 Aug 14

oldun says...

disco80 wrote:
No width at all. Morris is doing too much work. We need to gamble and pay the big wages to an old seasoned pro. Kitson would love feeding quality balls to morris. We are desperate for 2 league 2 players. Big ,hard lumps i mean just to help the kids from getting bullied . And a big half decent striker if there are any.
They needn't be big - a modern day Tommy Mooney or a Stuart Beavon would do - or a 4th division version of a Messi or a Michael Owen, too There must be another Beavon about .
[quote][p][bold]disco80[/bold] wrote: No width at all. Morris is doing too much work. We need to gamble and pay the big wages to an old seasoned pro. Kitson would love feeding quality balls to morris. We are desperate for 2 league 2 players. Big ,hard lumps i mean just to help the kids from getting bullied . And a big half decent striker if there are any.[/p][/quote]They needn't be big - a modern day Tommy Mooney or a Stuart Beavon would do - or a 4th division version of a Messi or a Michael Owen, too There must be another Beavon about . oldun
  • Score: 4

6:13pm Sun 24 Aug 14

disco80 says...

oldun wrote:
disco80 wrote:
No width at all. Morris is doing too much work. We need to gamble and pay the big wages to an old seasoned pro. Kitson would love feeding quality balls to morris. We are desperate for 2 league 2 players. Big ,hard lumps i mean just to help the kids from getting bullied . And a big half decent striker if there are any.
They needn't be big - a modern day Tommy Mooney or a Stuart Beavon would do - or a 4th division version of a Messi or a Michael Owen, too There must be another Beavon about .
Watch the footy league show oldun all teams are big in league 2
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]disco80[/bold] wrote: No width at all. Morris is doing too much work. We need to gamble and pay the big wages to an old seasoned pro. Kitson would love feeding quality balls to morris. We are desperate for 2 league 2 players. Big ,hard lumps i mean just to help the kids from getting bullied . And a big half decent striker if there are any.[/p][/quote]They needn't be big - a modern day Tommy Mooney or a Stuart Beavon would do - or a 4th division version of a Messi or a Michael Owen, too There must be another Beavon about .[/p][/quote]Watch the footy league show oldun all teams are big in league 2 disco80
  • Score: 0

6:22pm Sun 24 Aug 14

oldun says...

If they are all big then some of those 23 with big players aren't much more successful than we are - Beavon's team is doing well (what is he 11.5 stones wet through?). Up front (the Appleton 4) it is speed and/or ability to knock the ball in to the net that are our biggest weaknesses. Yep, big players as well as quick or goal savvy would be a bonus. A modern day Mooney or a Beavon would be great .
If they are all big then some of those 23 with big players aren't much more successful than we are - Beavon's team is doing well (what is he 11.5 stones wet through?). Up front (the Appleton 4) it is speed and/or ability to knock the ball in to the net that are our biggest weaknesses. Yep, big players as well as quick or goal savvy would be a bonus. A modern day Mooney or a Beavon would be great . oldun
  • Score: 3

6:41pm Sun 24 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

oldun wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Oxokuba wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year.

A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck.

We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on.
Keep Calm and the results will come.
Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜
Amusing to read the Swindon trolls - you'd think they'd be crowing about DiCanio&Premiers


hip football by now.... oh .....
Always a league or two above the Pox though eh! Even Wilder jumped ship when he realised the only way was down if he stayed at the kASSam!
"Always" ! Check that word's definition in a dictionary - it begins with the letter A .
Old un apologies you are quite right, I should have started my post with another word beginning with A = Almost!!
Poxo Cuba I agree our gate wasn't great yesterday but it's still on average 3-4 times more than yours I reckon.
We may not get promoted again this season but we'll still be above your pathetic lot - remember your place Southern league at best!
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxokuba[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year. A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck. We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on. Keep Calm and the results will come.[/p][/quote]Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜[/p][/quote]Amusing to read the Swindon trolls - you'd think they'd be crowing about DiCanio&Premiers hip football by now.... oh .....[/p][/quote]Always a league or two above the Pox though eh! Even Wilder jumped ship when he realised the only way was down if he stayed at the kASSam![/p][/quote]"Always" ! Check that word's definition in a dictionary - it begins with the letter A .[/p][/quote]Old un apologies you are quite right, I should have started my post with another word beginning with A = Almost!! Poxo Cuba I agree our gate wasn't great yesterday but it's still on average 3-4 times more than yours I reckon. We may not get promoted again this season but we'll still be above your pathetic lot - remember your place Southern league at best! The Jockster
  • Score: 3

8:00pm Sun 24 Aug 14

disco80 says...

oldun wrote:
If they are all big then some of those 23 with big players aren't much more successful than we are - Beavon's team is doing well (what is he 11.5 stones wet through?). Up front (the Appleton 4) it is speed and/or ability to knock the ball in to the net that are our biggest weaknesses. Yep, big players as well as quick or goal savvy would be a bonus. A modern day Mooney or a Beavon would be great .
Burton made play off final last year. Big strong physical core. We already have the small or weak strikers morris potter and the other from Watford lol. Need a big lump to allow them to do there jobs. Score !!!
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: If they are all big then some of those 23 with big players aren't much more successful than we are - Beavon's team is doing well (what is he 11.5 stones wet through?). Up front (the Appleton 4) it is speed and/or ability to knock the ball in to the net that are our biggest weaknesses. Yep, big players as well as quick or goal savvy would be a bonus. A modern day Mooney or a Beavon would be great .[/p][/quote]Burton made play off final last year. Big strong physical core. We already have the small or weak strikers morris potter and the other from Watford lol. Need a big lump to allow them to do there jobs. Score !!! disco80
  • Score: 2

11:16pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Brenda Jackson says...

The Jockster wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year.

A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck.

We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on.
Keep Calm and the results will come.
Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜
Dear Knob jockster, I expect your carer will put you back on the naughty stair very soon.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: The football we played for most of the match was very very good, and as far as I'm concerned the best by an Oxford Utd side for many a year. A totally unjust result, helped by a diabolical referee and plain old bad luck. We all acknowledge the team needs an 'Old head' up front, and manager Appleton seemed confident In a new signing, soon. This could well determine the rest of the season, so lets hope he's got it spot on. Keep Calm and the results will come.[/p][/quote]Dear old Brenda still watching the dross at Faulty Towers hoping against the inevitable return to the conference. If that's the best your team can do its time to give up and come and watch a side that always tries to play proper football ...and only a short trip down the A420 ...go you know it makes sense😜[/p][/quote]Dear Knob jockster, I expect your carer will put you back on the naughty stair very soon. Brenda Jackson
  • Score: -1

6:38am Mon 25 Aug 14

happyharryhardon says...

We signed will Hoskins, looks like a good player, could get the goals we need.
We signed will Hoskins, looks like a good player, could get the goals we need. happyharryhardon
  • Score: 2

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