Oxford United manager thrilled by local derby triumph

Chris Wilder celebrates at the final whistle

Chris Wilder celebrates at the final whistle

First published in Sport Herald Series: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

Chris Wilder was thrilled with a “first class” display from his players as Oxford United again got the better of rivals Swindon Town.

Alfie Potter came off the bench to score the only goal of the derby three minutes from time in Wednesday night's Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first-round tie to send the fans wild.

It was the third time Wilder had guided the U’s to victory over their rivals in just over 12 months.

And the United boss felt the home side had got it spot-on against their npower League One visitors.

He said: “I thought every part of the preparation and the way the players went about it was first class and they deserve the result.

“We made it a scruffy game. We’ve played a lot of these games where we’ve sat off and passed teams to death, but we’ve got to make sure we get the balance right. “I didn’t want the game to pass the players by, it didn’t last year in the two games and it’s not happened again. “They left everything on the pitch.”

The atmosphere was terrific all night, but the roof almost came off with Potter’s strike.

The winger admitted it nearly got the better of him when the ball went in.

He said: “It was an unbelievable feeling, I didn’t know what to do afterwards. I wanted to go and jump in the crowd, but I’m glad I didn’t because I’d have got booked.”

Wilder sprinted down towards the corner flag in celebration, putting his own injury to one side.

He said: “I pulled my calf going for a run with Andy Melville on Tuesday, but that all got forgotten when Alfie strode magnificently into the box.”

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9:11am Thu 6 Sep 12

Open your eyes says...

Wonderful strike by Potter, master-stroke to have someone lethal come off the bench, credit to Wilder and the side. Great atmosphere and the roof lifted off in the 88th minute. Thank You.
Wonderful strike by Potter, master-stroke to have someone lethal come off the bench, credit to Wilder and the side. Great atmosphere and the roof lifted off in the 88th minute. Thank You. Open your eyes
  • Score: 8

9:12am Thu 6 Sep 12

CHINNOR YELLOWS says...

Chris Wilder 3 Paulo Di Canio 0.
Whatever happens in next week or so, three wins against STFC will never be forgotten.
Chris Wilder 3 Paulo Di Canio 0. Whatever happens in next week or so, three wins against STFC will never be forgotten. CHINNOR YELLOWS
  • Score: 12

9:28am Thu 6 Sep 12

BigAlBiker says...

Just think what we can do when Peter Leven, Andy Whing, Harry Worley, Dubes, Liam Davis, Sean Rigg are all fit?

As usual nothing coming out of OUFC regarding them, but still a great win over the scumdon.

I needed a couple of pints after last night match, just to be able to speak.
Just think what we can do when Peter Leven, Andy Whing, Harry Worley, Dubes, Liam Davis, Sean Rigg are all fit? As usual nothing coming out of OUFC regarding them, but still a great win over the scumdon. I needed a couple of pints after last night match, just to be able to speak. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 7

9:29am Thu 6 Sep 12

AylesburyOx says...

A well deserved victory where nobody can question the manner or the commitment of the team. Top man CW, I'm not always your biggest fan but when faced with a difficult set of circumstances you told the players exactly what they needed to do "leave everything on the pitch".
Whatever the week ahead holds I'm always going to remember the 'hat-trick' against Swindon. Well done.
A well deserved victory where nobody can question the manner or the commitment of the team. Top man CW, I'm not always your biggest fan but when faced with a difficult set of circumstances you told the players exactly what they needed to do "leave everything on the pitch". Whatever the week ahead holds I'm always going to remember the 'hat-trick' against Swindon. Well done. AylesburyOx
  • Score: 9

10:35am Thu 6 Sep 12

BigOx22 says...

Well done to the whole team and management. Not the prettiest of games a few longs punts up field but who cares! We won again! Would have prefered it to be a league fixture again but never mind theres always next season or the FA cup. I am glad Potter didn't start as PDC would have prob told his players to kick him and we can't afford another injury! Roll on saturday another big test now lets focus on the league and whoever we get in the JPT can wait for a while!
Well done to the whole team and management. Not the prettiest of games a few longs punts up field but who cares! We won again! Would have prefered it to be a league fixture again but never mind theres always next season or the FA cup. I am glad Potter didn't start as PDC would have prob told his players to kick him and we can't afford another injury! Roll on saturday another big test now lets focus on the league and whoever we get in the JPT can wait for a while! BigOx22
  • Score: 6

12:17pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Oxford3000 says...

I took my daughter to her first swindon derby and she was overwhelmed with the passion of the players & suporters comparing the vibe to wembly if not better because of the compact size of the kassam. Thank you everyone for the memory you have helped create between father and daughter. Ps...She loves potter.
I took my daughter to her first swindon derby and she was overwhelmed with the passion of the players & suporters comparing the vibe to wembly if not better because of the compact size of the kassam. Thank you everyone for the memory you have helped create between father and daughter. Ps...She loves potter. Oxford3000
  • Score: 3

12:44pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Carterton Mike says...

xxx
xxx Carterton Mike
  • Score: 1

12:59pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Carterton Mike says...

Thats what we wanted to see, great commitment ! What support !
BUT please can the coaching staff explain the OFF-SIDE rule to James Constable(Beano) I sit in the upper south stand and constantly count Beano coming from an off-side position time and time again, last night 15 times at least ! This renders him totally ineffective as an attacker.If he could learn to look across his line he would go from good player to GREAT player ! We will likely get promotion but we have to build a much better attacking force soon otherwise we'll dip out again.
Thats what we wanted to see, great commitment ! What support ! BUT please can the coaching staff explain the OFF-SIDE rule to James Constable(Beano) I sit in the upper south stand and constantly count Beano coming from an off-side position time and time again, last night 15 times at least ! This renders him totally ineffective as an attacker.If he could learn to look across his line he would go from good player to GREAT player ! We will likely get promotion but we have to build a much better attacking force soon otherwise we'll dip out again. Carterton Mike
  • Score: 2

1:10pm Thu 6 Sep 12

roper says...

My Friend and I we are in our sixties we’re just coming out of the Vue cinema and walked outside into what I can describe as a mop of males charging at each other and some were kicked on the ground.
The police charged towards them to take control of the situation ,This was 7:30 in the evening we were terrified and rushed to the car . These lowlifes were all around and I was shocked to see some of the spectators laughing and taking photos on their phones and it was not just young males but also middle aged males.
They had no regard for anyone’s safety we saw a little boy with his dad and he was white with shock The police soon had control of the mob with the aid of the mounted police and dogs .It felt like we were trapped for hours I can only imagine what people must feel in the middle of a riot. TERRIFIED This is unacceptable behaviour and if this is the norm I suggest that the football grounds be removed from places such as this and put in the middle of nowhere.
My Friend and I we are in our sixties we’re just coming out of the Vue cinema and walked outside into what I can describe as a mop of males charging at each other and some were kicked on the ground. The police charged towards them to take control of the situation ,This was 7:30 in the evening we were terrified and rushed to the car . These lowlifes were all around and I was shocked to see some of the spectators laughing and taking photos on their phones and it was not just young males but also middle aged males. They had no regard for anyone’s safety we saw a little boy with his dad and he was white with shock The police soon had control of the mob with the aid of the mounted police and dogs .It felt like we were trapped for hours I can only imagine what people must feel in the middle of a riot. TERRIFIED This is unacceptable behaviour and if this is the norm I suggest that the football grounds be removed from places such as this and put in the middle of nowhere. roper
  • Score: -3

1:22pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Open your eyes says...

Not condeming but how about you ask for the OZONE complex and the VUE to be removed from our football club?

No wonder the traffic flow and parking is so poor when numpties go an watch the cinema on a matchday against our arch rivals which had been predicted to be policed heavily.
Not condeming but how about you ask for the OZONE complex and the VUE to be removed from our football club? No wonder the traffic flow and parking is so poor when numpties go an watch the cinema on a matchday against our arch rivals which had been predicted to be policed heavily. Open your eyes
  • Score: 2

2:21pm Thu 6 Sep 12

BigCrompy says...

roper wrote:
My Friend and I we are in our sixties we’re just coming out of the Vue cinema and walked outside into what I can describe as a mop of males charging at each other and some were kicked on the ground.
The police charged towards them to take control of the situation ,This was 7:30 in the evening we were terrified and rushed to the car . These lowlifes were all around and I was shocked to see some of the spectators laughing and taking photos on their phones and it was not just young males but also middle aged males.
They had no regard for anyone’s safety we saw a little boy with his dad and he was white with shock The police soon had control of the mob with the aid of the mounted police and dogs .It felt like we were trapped for hours I can only imagine what people must feel in the middle of a riot. TERRIFIED This is unacceptable behaviour and if this is the norm I suggest that the football grounds be removed from places such as this and put in the middle of nowhere.
You....don't think the Kassam is already in the middle of nowhere?
[quote][p][bold]roper[/bold] wrote: My Friend and I we are in our sixties we’re just coming out of the Vue cinema and walked outside into what I can describe as a mop of males charging at each other and some were kicked on the ground. The police charged towards them to take control of the situation ,This was 7:30 in the evening we were terrified and rushed to the car . These lowlifes were all around and I was shocked to see some of the spectators laughing and taking photos on their phones and it was not just young males but also middle aged males. They had no regard for anyone’s safety we saw a little boy with his dad and he was white with shock The police soon had control of the mob with the aid of the mounted police and dogs .It felt like we were trapped for hours I can only imagine what people must feel in the middle of a riot. TERRIFIED This is unacceptable behaviour and if this is the norm I suggest that the football grounds be removed from places such as this and put in the middle of nowhere.[/p][/quote]You....don't think the Kassam is already in the middle of nowhere? BigCrompy
  • Score: 5

3:05pm Thu 6 Sep 12

mandate says...

With the bitter rivalry felt between Oxford and Swindon fans, there will always be a risk for trouble. Unfortunately innocent people get caught up in this stupidity. It would have been smart of the police to have restricted access to and from the Ozone at least 30 minutes before and after the game.
Otherwise, a great night for Oxford fans.
With the bitter rivalry felt between Oxford and Swindon fans, there will always be a risk for trouble. Unfortunately innocent people get caught up in this stupidity. It would have been smart of the police to have restricted access to and from the Ozone at least 30 minutes before and after the game. Otherwise, a great night for Oxford fans. mandate
  • Score: 0

3:38pm Thu 6 Sep 12

BigOx22 says...

Roper I am condem what happened last night outside the ground but didn't you think about checking the football fixtures before deciding going to watch a film? It was all over the oxford mail that its was being played last night. We didn't have a choice about where our ground was placed I think atleast 99% of people would still like to going up the Manor and not to a 3 sided stadium Kassam doesn't care about! Anyway great win! They just can't beat us anymore!
Roper I am condem what happened last night outside the ground but didn't you think about checking the football fixtures before deciding going to watch a film? It was all over the oxford mail that its was being played last night. We didn't have a choice about where our ground was placed I think atleast 99% of people would still like to going up the Manor and not to a 3 sided stadium Kassam doesn't care about! Anyway great win! They just can't beat us anymore! BigOx22
  • Score: 0

4:20pm Thu 6 Sep 12

OxRoxBox says...

Here is a very famous Chorus (Hot Chocolate . . . So you win Again) for the poor snivelling 3 time losers from Swinedon to sing

Now I'm the one who's crying
I'm a fool there's no denying
When will my heartache end?
Will my whole life depend on fading memories
You took the game this time with ease
So you win again, you win again



HA hahahahahahahahahaha
hahaHA!!!!!
Here I stand again, the loser
Here is a very famous Chorus (Hot Chocolate . . . So you win Again) for the poor snivelling 3 time losers from Swinedon to sing Now I'm the one who's crying I'm a fool there's no denying When will my heartache end? Will my whole life depend on fading memories You took the game this time with ease So you win again, you win again HA hahahahahahahahahaha hahaHA!!!!! Here I stand again, the loser OxRoxBox
  • Score: -1

4:34pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Roy Burton's shorts says...

This game was less about the football and more about the managers. Wilder must be given great credit for the way he set the side up and made Swindon's game a messy one. Meanhwile Di Canio continues to manage with his mouth. He's heaped unnecessary pressure on his players before each of these games by silly pre-match posturing. And he'll create disharmony if he keeps mouthing off about specific players in public.(Aden Flint's his latest target). His best bet for being a great coach is if they take his teeth out and put seats in.
This game was less about the football and more about the managers. Wilder must be given great credit for the way he set the side up and made Swindon's game a messy one. Meanhwile Di Canio continues to manage with his mouth. He's heaped unnecessary pressure on his players before each of these games by silly pre-match posturing. And he'll create disharmony if he keeps mouthing off about specific players in public.(Aden Flint's his latest target). His best bet for being a great coach is if they take his teeth out and put seats in. Roy Burton's shorts
  • Score: 3

9:09pm Thu 6 Sep 12

roper says...

Open your eyes wrote:
Not condeming but how about you ask for the OZONE complex and the VUE to be removed from our football club?

No wonder the traffic flow and parking is so poor when numpties go an watch the cinema on a matchday against our arch rivals which had been predicted to be policed heavily.
Its remarks like this from idiots that give football supporters a bad name......
[quote][p][bold]Open your eyes[/bold] wrote: Not condeming but how about you ask for the OZONE complex and the VUE to be removed from our football club? No wonder the traffic flow and parking is so poor when numpties go an watch the cinema on a matchday against our arch rivals which had been predicted to be policed heavily.[/p][/quote]Its remarks like this from idiots that give football supporters a bad name...... roper
  • Score: 0

7:49am Fri 7 Sep 12

Atomic1 says...

I think we have a slight exaggeration of what went on out side the ground
maybe the police will confirm this on here.
Yes we had groups of males ( Oxford) looking for Swindon fans, and that for the main part is all Looking!!!! is that right? maybe not but like it or not the facts are Oxford fans on the whole hate Swindon town and their fans whilst I don't really believe they ( Swindon) have the same feeling and even they don't understand it.
When Swindon supporters turn up at the ground those on coaches are under escort and the police do a very good job in getting them to the ground safely.
As for those who make their own way and those who turn to their key boards to tell the world how they are coming to fight and all that nonsense, have a remarkable talent in making themselves invisible until they are behind the safety of a large body of police then they get their bravery back.
To conclude would their be trouble if the police were not there in numbers? who knows but my gut feeling is no simply they (the Swindon supporters) would not come!! so no.
The police once again done a very good job overall and I suspect there were less arrests than on a normal Saturday night on the town.
When Oxford played Swindon at Swindon, Oxford fans went exactly where they wanted without any problems so maybe some like to exaggerate what exactly happens, but if it makes you happy who am i to criticize.
I think we have a slight exaggeration of what went on out side the ground maybe the police will confirm this on here. Yes we had groups of males ( Oxford) looking for Swindon fans, and that for the main part is all Looking!!!! is that right? maybe not but like it or not the facts are Oxford fans on the whole hate Swindon town and their fans whilst I don't really believe they ( Swindon) have the same feeling and even they don't understand it. When Swindon supporters turn up at the ground those on coaches are under escort and the police do a very good job in getting them to the ground safely. As for those who make their own way and those who turn to their key boards to tell the world how they are coming to fight and all that nonsense, have a remarkable talent in making themselves invisible until they are behind the safety of a large body of police then they get their bravery back. To conclude would their be trouble if the police were not there in numbers? who knows but my gut feeling is no simply they (the Swindon supporters) would not come!! so no. The police once again done a very good job overall and I suspect there were less arrests than on a normal Saturday night on the town. When Oxford played Swindon at Swindon, Oxford fans went exactly where they wanted without any problems so maybe some like to exaggerate what exactly happens, but if it makes you happy who am i to criticize. Atomic1
  • Score: 1

7:52am Fri 7 Sep 12

DnBayst says...

And to be fair the Kassam Stadium was there before the OZONE was.
And to be fair the Kassam Stadium was there before the OZONE was. DnBayst
  • Score: 1

9:27am Fri 7 Sep 12

Open your eyes says...

Of course the Kassam was there before. As I said Roper I am not condeming these idiots who run around waving their arms.

However, you suggested the club move its ground. It's remarks like that which wind people up. The club was here first. The club's Kassam Stadium is in the middle of nowhere. You have stereo-typed football supporters and would like them to be penned in somewhere.

The clear facts are, it was quite obvious to anyone who knew a football match was on, that it was probably best to stay away from the area for several reasons, one because of the fierce derby and probable ugly scenes including chanting, two it was widely reported about the heavy police situation, in the afternoon trouble had already started in the Town and finally the parking would be horrendous - despite people just turning up to catch a film.

Again you're the contributor who suggested the stadium be removed and it was a silly silly suggestion. More thought on your part this time would have been sensible.
Of course the Kassam was there before. As I said Roper I am not condeming these idiots who run around waving their arms. However, you suggested the club move its ground. It's remarks like that which wind people up. The club was here first. The club's Kassam Stadium is in the middle of nowhere. You have stereo-typed football supporters and would like them to be penned in somewhere. The clear facts are, it was quite obvious to anyone who knew a football match was on, that it was probably best to stay away from the area for several reasons, one because of the fierce derby and probable ugly scenes including chanting, two it was widely reported about the heavy police situation, in the afternoon trouble had already started in the Town and finally the parking would be horrendous - despite people just turning up to catch a film. Again you're the contributor who suggested the stadium be removed and it was a silly silly suggestion. More thought on your part this time would have been sensible. Open your eyes
  • Score: 0

9:42am Fri 7 Sep 12

OxRoxBox says...

Is it just me or has anybody else noticed how quiet the Swine fans have gone on this trail?????????


Ha ha haaaaaaaaa


Must be horrible to have lost to Oxford 3 times in year. I know we all would hate it if they had done it to us . . .with or without promotion. Oh well!
Is it just me or has anybody else noticed how quiet the Swine fans have gone on this trail????????? Ha ha haaaaaaaaa Must be horrible to have lost to Oxford 3 times in year. I know we all would hate it if they had done it to us . . .with or without promotion. Oh well! OxRoxBox
  • Score: 0

4:08pm Fri 7 Sep 12

BigOx22 says...

Yes they are very quite OxRoxBox! Don't think LeGob knows what to do! It's got to be the longest they haven't posted on the OXFORD Mail. I thought I would take to oppotunity to post on the Scum advertiser about us winning again. Then the excuses started from them! HAHA Roll on the good time!

COYY
Yes they are very quite OxRoxBox! Don't think LeGob knows what to do! It's got to be the longest they haven't posted on the OXFORD Mail. I thought I would take to oppotunity to post on the Scum advertiser about us winning again. Then the excuses started from them! HAHA Roll on the good time! COYY BigOx22
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

Atomic1 wrote:
I think we have a slight exaggeration of what went on out side the ground
maybe the police will confirm this on here.
Yes we had groups of males ( Oxford) looking for Swindon fans, and that for the main part is all Looking!!!! is that right? maybe not but like it or not the facts are Oxford fans on the whole hate Swindon town and their fans whilst I don't really believe they ( Swindon) have the same feeling and even they don't understand it.
When Swindon supporters turn up at the ground those on coaches are under escort and the police do a very good job in getting them to the ground safely.
As for those who make their own way and those who turn to their key boards to tell the world how they are coming to fight and all that nonsense, have a remarkable talent in making themselves invisible until they are behind the safety of a large body of police then they get their bravery back.
To conclude would their be trouble if the police were not there in numbers? who knows but my gut feeling is no simply they (the Swindon supporters) would not come!! so no.
The police once again done a very good job overall and I suspect there were less arrests than on a normal Saturday night on the town.
When Oxford played Swindon at Swindon, Oxford fans went exactly where they wanted without any problems so maybe some like to exaggerate what exactly happens, but if it makes you happy who am i to criticize.
I think you'll find it was not the case when you visited Swindon - as again is was segregated and police escorts were arranged - if you wanted to take the chance and go your own way - that become the individuals own risk - like in any town or city there are the ones who want to make life difficult ,and can remember even with the Police escort they were trying to get at the Oxford away supporters.

You seem to be trying to build up something out of nothing with regards to your own supporters. Even if there were a few looking for trouble - like you said no different to any Saturday / Friday in most town centres.
[quote][p][bold]Atomic1[/bold] wrote: I think we have a slight exaggeration of what went on out side the ground maybe the police will confirm this on here. Yes we had groups of males ( Oxford) looking for Swindon fans, and that for the main part is all Looking!!!! is that right? maybe not but like it or not the facts are Oxford fans on the whole hate Swindon town and their fans whilst I don't really believe they ( Swindon) have the same feeling and even they don't understand it. When Swindon supporters turn up at the ground those on coaches are under escort and the police do a very good job in getting them to the ground safely. As for those who make their own way and those who turn to their key boards to tell the world how they are coming to fight and all that nonsense, have a remarkable talent in making themselves invisible until they are behind the safety of a large body of police then they get their bravery back. To conclude would their be trouble if the police were not there in numbers? who knows but my gut feeling is no simply they (the Swindon supporters) would not come!! so no. The police once again done a very good job overall and I suspect there were less arrests than on a normal Saturday night on the town. When Oxford played Swindon at Swindon, Oxford fans went exactly where they wanted without any problems so maybe some like to exaggerate what exactly happens, but if it makes you happy who am i to criticize.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find it was not the case when you visited Swindon - as again is was segregated and police escorts were arranged - if you wanted to take the chance and go your own way - that become the individuals own risk - like in any town or city there are the ones who want to make life difficult ,and can remember even with the Police escort they were trying to get at the Oxford away supporters. You seem to be trying to build up something out of nothing with regards to your own supporters. Even if there were a few looking for trouble - like you said no different to any Saturday / Friday in most town centres. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

5:21pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

BigOx22 wrote:
Yes they are very quite OxRoxBox! Don't think LeGob knows what to do! It's got to be the longest they haven't posted on the OXFORD Mail. I thought I would take to oppotunity to post on the Scum advertiser about us winning again. Then the excuses started from them! HAHA Roll on the good time!

COYY
Thank you for your l rivoting post in the Adver, don't think it had the desired effect . Thing is it was a bit lacking...
[quote][p][bold]BigOx22[/bold] wrote: Yes they are very quite OxRoxBox! Don't think LeGob knows what to do! It's got to be the longest they haven't posted on the OXFORD Mail. I thought I would take to oppotunity to post on the Scum advertiser about us winning again. Then the excuses started from them! HAHA Roll on the good time! COYY[/p][/quote]Thank you for your l rivoting post in the Adver, don't think it had the desired effect . Thing is it was a bit lacking... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

8:01pm Fri 7 Sep 12

roper says...

Open your eyes wrote:
Of course the Kassam was there before. As I said Roper I am not condeming these idiots who run around waving their arms.

However, you suggested the club move its ground. It's remarks like that which wind people up. The club was here first. The club's Kassam Stadium is in the middle of nowhere. You have stereo-typed football supporters and would like them to be penned in somewhere.

The clear facts are, it was quite obvious to anyone who knew a football match was on, that it was probably best to stay away from the area for several reasons, one because of the fierce derby and probable ugly scenes including chanting, two it was widely reported about the heavy police situation, in the afternoon trouble had already started in the Town and finally the parking would be horrendous - despite people just turning up to catch a film.

Again you're the contributor who suggested the stadium be removed and it was a silly silly suggestion. More thought on your part this time would have been sensible.
I am a senior lady and know nothing about football and it was not obvious to me I made a big mistake going to the cinema it was very frightening However, in the future I will be checking before I go anywhere near there.
I believe that there are a number of hooligan who caused the trouble and I may have been harsh in judging everyone by their standards. Looking at the comments most people just want to have a good night out just like me …
[quote][p][bold]Open your eyes[/bold] wrote: Of course the Kassam was there before. As I said Roper I am not condeming these idiots who run around waving their arms. However, you suggested the club move its ground. It's remarks like that which wind people up. The club was here first. The club's Kassam Stadium is in the middle of nowhere. You have stereo-typed football supporters and would like them to be penned in somewhere. The clear facts are, it was quite obvious to anyone who knew a football match was on, that it was probably best to stay away from the area for several reasons, one because of the fierce derby and probable ugly scenes including chanting, two it was widely reported about the heavy police situation, in the afternoon trouble had already started in the Town and finally the parking would be horrendous - despite people just turning up to catch a film. Again you're the contributor who suggested the stadium be removed and it was a silly silly suggestion. More thought on your part this time would have been sensible.[/p][/quote]I am a senior lady and know nothing about football and it was not obvious to me I made a big mistake going to the cinema it was very frightening However, in the future I will be checking before I go anywhere near there. I believe that there are a number of hooligan who caused the trouble and I may have been harsh in judging everyone by their standards. Looking at the comments most people just want to have a good night out just like me … roper
  • Score: 1

8:05pm Fri 7 Sep 12

roper says...

Open your eyes wrote:
Of course the Kassam was there before. As I said Roper I am not condeming these idiots who run around waving their arms.

However, you suggested the club move its ground. It's remarks like that which wind people up. The club was here first. The club's Kassam Stadium is in the middle of nowhere. You have stereo-typed football supporters and would like them to be penned in somewhere.

The clear facts are, it was quite obvious to anyone who knew a football match was on, that it was probably best to stay away from the area for several reasons, one because of the fierce derby and probable ugly scenes including chanting, two it was widely reported about the heavy police situation, in the afternoon trouble had already started in the Town and finally the parking would be horrendous - despite people just turning up to catch a film.

Again you're the contributor who suggested the stadium be removed and it was a silly silly suggestion. More thought on your part this time would have been sensible.
I am a senior lady and know nothing about football and it was not obvious to me I made a big mistake going to the cinema and it was very frightening However, in the future I will be checking before I go anywhere near there.
I believe that there are a number of hooligan who caused the trouble and I may have been harsh in judging everyone by their standards. Looking at the comments most people just want to have a good night out just like me …
[quote][p][bold]Open your eyes[/bold] wrote: Of course the Kassam was there before. As I said Roper I am not condeming these idiots who run around waving their arms. However, you suggested the club move its ground. It's remarks like that which wind people up. The club was here first. The club's Kassam Stadium is in the middle of nowhere. You have stereo-typed football supporters and would like them to be penned in somewhere. The clear facts are, it was quite obvious to anyone who knew a football match was on, that it was probably best to stay away from the area for several reasons, one because of the fierce derby and probable ugly scenes including chanting, two it was widely reported about the heavy police situation, in the afternoon trouble had already started in the Town and finally the parking would be horrendous - despite people just turning up to catch a film. Again you're the contributor who suggested the stadium be removed and it was a silly silly suggestion. More thought on your part this time would have been sensible.[/p][/quote]I am a senior lady and know nothing about football and it was not obvious to me I made a big mistake going to the cinema and it was very frightening However, in the future I will be checking before I go anywhere near there. I believe that there are a number of hooligan who caused the trouble and I may have been harsh in judging everyone by their standards. Looking at the comments most people just want to have a good night out just like me … roper
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