Oxford United skipper: this means more

Jake Wright (left) celebrates United’s derby goal as his teammates mob Alfie Potter  Picture: Ric Mellis

Jake Wright (left) celebrates United’s derby goal as his teammates mob Alfie Potter Picture: Ric Mellis

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

JAKE Wright was delighted to help Oxford United beat rivals Swindon Town in midweek, but he views tomorrow’s league game against Exeter City as much more important.

The 26-year-old played a starring role in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie at the Kassam Stadium , which the U’s won 1-0 thanks to Alfie Potter’s late goal.

Wright was happy to secure the bragging rights, but the opposition was secondary to stopping the rot after United lost back-to-back games against Leeds United and York City.

The skipper wants more of the same tomorrow when the bread and butter of league football returns.

He said: “The derby made it a bit more interesting, but for me what mattered was we won, because I didn’t want to lose three in a row.

“You’ve got to compete exactly the same in every game and it’s no different on Saturday, we can’t win on Wednesday and not win against Exeter.

“That’s more important to me, getting out of this league, so we need to make sure we play with the same intensity, make sure we get the ball down and pass it, win your battle.

“Our home form has been brilliant this season and we need to keep it going.”

United’s defence has been rock solid at the Kassam this season, conceding once in four games.

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Wright has been key to the success and led by example against Swindon with a fearless performance, making several crucial blocks.

The centre back puts his strong start down to being fully fit after a trouble-free pre-season.

“It was a brilliant atmosphere and a really good game to play in,” he said.

“I made a few blocks and won the majority of my headers, but I think it was just a case of being in the right place at the right time. I’d like to think it’s because I’m anticipating things.

“I feel really good at the moment, I’ve stayed fit and that’s been my problem half the time because I’ve been picking up little injuries.

“To stay fit is the most important thing for me and if I do that I think I’ll always do quite well.”

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3:51pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Oxford3000 says...

Brilliant pic.. Loved e erything about that game..Yellows
Brilliant pic.. Loved e erything about that game..Yellows Oxford3000
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5:00pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O)

What is the bloke standing up going to do .....
Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O) What is the bloke standing up going to do ..... Chish and Fips
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5:00pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

the word was 'p0rn0'
the word was 'p0rn0' Chish and Fips
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6:44pm Fri 7 Sep 12

maximillion6665 says...

shut up man, learn to spell, learn to talk, learn to stop being a pikey and learn to beat us you scum
shut up man, learn to spell, learn to talk, learn to stop being a pikey and learn to beat us you scum maximillion6665
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7:09pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

maximillion6665 wrote:
shut up man, learn to spell, learn to talk, learn to stop being a pikey and learn to beat us you scum
Oh dear - the mighty has spoken - shame he lets his emotions get the better of the sentiment... lighten up sunshine, you'll do more damage to yourself than me.
[quote][p][bold]maximillion6665[/bold] wrote: shut up man, learn to spell, learn to talk, learn to stop being a pikey and learn to beat us you scum[/p][/quote]Oh dear - the mighty has spoken - shame he lets his emotions get the better of the sentiment... lighten up sunshine, you'll do more damage to yourself than me. Chish and Fips
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7:59pm Fri 7 Sep 12

gburke says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
maximillion6665 wrote:
shut up man, learn to spell, learn to talk, learn to stop being a pikey and learn to beat us you scum
Oh dear - the mighty has spoken - shame he lets his emotions get the better of the sentiment... lighten up sunshine, you'll do more damage to yourself than me.
I think you need to lighten up and see the sunshine, the amount of time you spend trolling this, you could be attempting to have a positive impact on society. I'm finding it difficult to gauge how boring your life actually must be.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maximillion6665[/bold] wrote: shut up man, learn to spell, learn to talk, learn to stop being a pikey and learn to beat us you scum[/p][/quote]Oh dear - the mighty has spoken - shame he lets his emotions get the better of the sentiment... lighten up sunshine, you'll do more damage to yourself than me.[/p][/quote]I think you need to lighten up and see the sunshine, the amount of time you spend trolling this, you could be attempting to have a positive impact on society. I'm finding it difficult to gauge how boring your life actually must be. gburke
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11:00pm Fri 7 Sep 12

hawkeye1 says...

Think Chish is right, all that yellow looks like a plate of Scrambled Legs
Think Chish is right, all that yellow looks like a plate of Scrambled Legs hawkeye1
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11:15pm Fri 7 Sep 12

mandate says...

Preston North End, Oxford United.... who will stop the rot at Swindon DOWN?
Preston North End, Oxford United.... who will stop the rot at Swindon DOWN? mandate
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2:13am Sat 8 Sep 12

BigCrompy says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O)

What is the bloke standing up going to do .....
Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O) What is the bloke standing up going to do .....[/p][/quote]Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it. BigCrompy
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5:24am Sat 8 Sep 12

metcalfeinoz says...

Swindon, what a bunch of clowns. Farmers, with inbred qualities which can not beat us. Love it. Pdc your a mug.
Swindon, what a bunch of clowns. Farmers, with inbred qualities which can not beat us. Love it. Pdc your a mug. metcalfeinoz
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7:52am Sat 8 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

metcalfeinoz wrote:
Swindon, what a bunch of clowns. Farmers, with inbred qualities which can not beat us. Love it. Pdc your a mug.
Yep .. as we look down at you lot 'still playing the 'parking the team bus and hoof-ball tactics game ' in the basement league.... hmm yes something doesn't add up there....
[quote][p][bold]metcalfeinoz[/bold] wrote: Swindon, what a bunch of clowns. Farmers, with inbred qualities which can not beat us. Love it. Pdc your a mug.[/p][/quote]Yep .. as we look down at you lot 'still playing the 'parking the team bus and hoof-ball tactics game ' in the basement league.... hmm yes something doesn't add up there.... Chish and Fips
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7:58am Sat 8 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

mandate wrote:
Preston North End, Oxford United.... who will stop the rot at Swindon DOWN?
Our problem, if that is the case so don't worry your tiny mind - nice of you but hey early doors as they say. Like last season awful start then looked what what happened in the league.
[quote][p][bold]mandate[/bold] wrote: Preston North End, Oxford United.... who will stop the rot at Swindon DOWN?[/p][/quote]Our problem, if that is the case so don't worry your tiny mind - nice of you but hey early doors as they say. Like last season awful start then looked what what happened in the league. Chish and Fips
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7:59am Sat 8 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

BigCrompy wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O)

What is the bloke standing up going to do .....
Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.
Hmmm- but in what manner though ????
[quote][p][bold]BigCrompy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O) What is the bloke standing up going to do .....[/p][/quote]Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.[/p][/quote]Hmmm- but in what manner though ???? Chish and Fips
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8:26am Sat 8 Sep 12

BigCrompy says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
BigCrompy wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O)

What is the bloke standing up going to do .....
Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.
Hmmm- but in what manner though ????
The same way most normal people celebrate, I would have thought?

I'm sure your boys will pick it up, if they ever manage a win again.

Though in their case, I would expect the celebratory photo-shoot to feature somewhat more in the way of farmyard animals.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigCrompy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O) What is the bloke standing up going to do .....[/p][/quote]Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.[/p][/quote]Hmmm- but in what manner though ????[/p][/quote]The same way most normal people celebrate, I would have thought? I'm sure your boys will pick it up, if they ever manage a win again. Though in their case, I would expect the celebratory photo-shoot to feature somewhat more in the way of farmyard animals. BigCrompy
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8:35am Sat 8 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

BigCrompy wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
BigCrompy wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O)

What is the bloke standing up going to do .....
Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.
Hmmm- but in what manner though ????
The same way most normal people celebrate, I would have thought?

I'm sure your boys will pick it up, if they ever manage a win again.

Though in their case, I would expect the celebratory photo-shoot to feature somewhat more in the way of farmyard animals.
Keep digging !! your getting deeper and deeper.....
[quote][p][bold]BigCrompy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigCrompy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O) What is the bloke standing up going to do .....[/p][/quote]Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.[/p][/quote]Hmmm- but in what manner though ????[/p][/quote]The same way most normal people celebrate, I would have thought? I'm sure your boys will pick it up, if they ever manage a win again. Though in their case, I would expect the celebratory photo-shoot to feature somewhat more in the way of farmyard animals.[/p][/quote]Keep digging !! your getting deeper and deeper..... Chish and Fips
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10:06am Sat 8 Sep 12

BigCrompy says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
BigCrompy wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
BigCrompy wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O)

What is the bloke standing up going to do .....
Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.
Hmmm- but in what manner though ????
The same way most normal people celebrate, I would have thought?

I'm sure your boys will pick it up, if they ever manage a win again.

Though in their case, I would expect the celebratory photo-shoot to feature somewhat more in the way of farmyard animals.
Keep digging !! your getting deeper and deeper.....
May I presume you actually mean "you're getting deeper"..?

If so - alas, I'm not the one who mentioned they think anything about that photograph is strange.

Perhaps you're confused by the fact that it's in colour? We've actually had that for a few years in civilisation. Or maybe you wonder what kind of devilry gets those little men into the box that makes the picture altogether? The wonders of modern technology my dear little sausage, due no doubt to arrive in rustic Wiltshire some time in the next century.

Anyway mustn't keep you any longer, I'd imagine you've got a busy day in the potato field ahead, not to mention the tempting prospect of pulling on Ermintrude's teats.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigCrompy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigCrompy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O) What is the bloke standing up going to do .....[/p][/quote]Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.[/p][/quote]Hmmm- but in what manner though ????[/p][/quote]The same way most normal people celebrate, I would have thought? I'm sure your boys will pick it up, if they ever manage a win again. Though in their case, I would expect the celebratory photo-shoot to feature somewhat more in the way of farmyard animals.[/p][/quote]Keep digging !! your getting deeper and deeper.....[/p][/quote]May I presume you actually mean "you're getting deeper"..? If so - alas, I'm not the one who mentioned they think anything about that photograph is strange. Perhaps you're confused by the fact that it's in colour? We've actually had that for a few years in civilisation. Or maybe you wonder what kind of devilry gets those little men into the box that makes the picture altogether? The wonders of modern technology my dear little sausage, due no doubt to arrive in rustic Wiltshire some time in the next century. Anyway mustn't keep you any longer, I'd imagine you've got a busy day in the potato field ahead, not to mention the tempting prospect of pulling on Ermintrude's teats. BigCrompy
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10:48am Sat 8 Sep 12

Chish and Fips says...

BigCrompy wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
BigCrompy wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
BigCrompy wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O)

What is the bloke standing up going to do .....
Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.
Hmmm- but in what manner though ????
The same way most normal people celebrate, I would have thought?

I'm sure your boys will pick it up, if they ever manage a win again.

Though in their case, I would expect the celebratory photo-shoot to feature somewhat more in the way of farmyard animals.
Keep digging !! your getting deeper and deeper.....
May I presume you actually mean "you're getting deeper"..?

If so - alas, I'm not the one who mentioned they think anything about that photograph is strange.

Perhaps you're confused by the fact that it's in colour? We've actually had that for a few years in civilisation. Or maybe you wonder what kind of devilry gets those little men into the box that makes the picture altogether? The wonders of modern technology my dear little sausage, due no doubt to arrive in rustic Wiltshire some time in the next century.

Anyway mustn't keep you any longer, I'd imagine you've got a busy day in the potato field ahead, not to mention the tempting prospect of pulling on Ermintrude's teats.
Oh dear BG you try and be so clever - but unfortunately like the many times before, you have tried but you will never make a comedian of any form , Stick to the medics as we all said before, hopefully you are not so cr@p at that for your patients sake.
Good-day Bruce
[quote][p][bold]BigCrompy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigCrompy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigCrompy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Looks a bit **** to me .... ;O) What is the bloke standing up going to do .....[/p][/quote]Celebrate winning AGAIN by the looks of it.[/p][/quote]Hmmm- but in what manner though ????[/p][/quote]The same way most normal people celebrate, I would have thought? I'm sure your boys will pick it up, if they ever manage a win again. Though in their case, I would expect the celebratory photo-shoot to feature somewhat more in the way of farmyard animals.[/p][/quote]Keep digging !! your getting deeper and deeper.....[/p][/quote]May I presume you actually mean "you're getting deeper"..? If so - alas, I'm not the one who mentioned they think anything about that photograph is strange. Perhaps you're confused by the fact that it's in colour? We've actually had that for a few years in civilisation. Or maybe you wonder what kind of devilry gets those little men into the box that makes the picture altogether? The wonders of modern technology my dear little sausage, due no doubt to arrive in rustic Wiltshire some time in the next century. Anyway mustn't keep you any longer, I'd imagine you've got a busy day in the potato field ahead, not to mention the tempting prospect of pulling on Ermintrude's teats.[/p][/quote]Oh dear BG you try and be so clever - but unfortunately like the many times before, you have tried but you will never make a comedian of any form , Stick to the medics as we all said before, hopefully you are not so cr@p at that for your patients sake. Good-day Bruce Chish and Fips
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11:08pm Sat 8 Sep 12

ox3 is better than ox4 end of. says...

Inbreds and round-abouts......
Inbreds and round-abouts...... ox3 is better than ox4 end of.
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11:08pm Sat 8 Sep 12

ox3 is better than ox4 end of. says...

Inbreds and round-abouts......
Inbreds and round-abouts...... ox3 is better than ox4 end of.
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5:15pm Thu 13 Sep 12

ger elttil OX2 0EJ says...

He must be a mind reader, he meant more league losses.
He must be a mind reader, he meant more league losses. ger elttil OX2 0EJ
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