Oxford United start with trip to Bristol Rovers

OXFORD United open their npower League Two campaign with a trip to Bristol Rovers after the fixtures were released this morning.

And it's a repeat of last season in the fact that the U's start and finish their campaign on the road, and are also away on Boxing Day.

Chris Wilder takes his side to Bristol on Saturday, August 18 - four days after their season starts with a home Carling Cup match against AFC Bournemouth.

The match will have added spice with Rovers interested in signing United's leading scorer James Constable - so far having two bids rejected for the striker.

United end with an unglamorous trip to Accrington Stanley on Saturday, April 27.

The U's will be particularly unhappy that yet again they must travel on Boxing Day - this season going south to take on relegated Exeter.

They are, at least, at home to local rivals Cheltenham on New Year's Day - a match that is sure to attract a bumper crowd.

United's first home league match is against Southend on Tuesday, August 21, with Wilder's men also at home to Plymouth four days later.

Oxford's trip to Cheltenham is early in the season - on Tuesday, September 18, with their first match with Wycombe, which is also away, on Saturday, October 27.

The reverse fixture sees the Chairboys come to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, April 6.

September looks a particularly tough month, with four of United's six games away from home to York, Burton, Cheltenham and title favourites Rotherham.

Matches against new-boys Fleetwood take place on December 22, at home, and January 26 away.

KEY DATES Aug 18 Bristol Rovers (a)

Aug 21 Southend (h)

Aug 25 Plymouth (h)

Sep 18 Cheltenham (a)

Oct 27 Wycombe (a)

Dec 26 Exeter (a)

Dec 29 AFC Wimbledon (a)

Jan 1 Cheltenham (h)

Feb 9 Bristol Rovers (h)

Apr 6 Wycombe (h)

Apr 27 Accrington Stanley (a)

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10:03am Mon 18 Jun 12

CHINNOR YELLOWS says...

Good to see the fixtures out, shame we get a raw deal yet again. Away 1st and last games, away Boxing Day. Long trips to FLEETWOOD and MORECOMBE in Jan and Feb. A Tuesday night away to Rochdale.

Still roll on 14th August, and lets get back into it.

COME ON YOU YELLOWS.
Good to see the fixtures out, shame we get a raw deal yet again. Away 1st and last games, away Boxing Day. Long trips to FLEETWOOD and MORECOMBE in Jan and Feb. A Tuesday night away to Rochdale. Still roll on 14th August, and lets get back into it. COME ON YOU YELLOWS. CHINNOR YELLOWS

10:07am Mon 18 Jun 12

CHINNOR YELLOWS says...

Correction, should have been Dec & Jan
Correction, should have been Dec & Jan CHINNOR YELLOWS

11:20am Mon 18 Jun 12

bigchet says...

slightly concerned, without swindon in the division where are the easy points going to come from?
slightly concerned, without swindon in the division where are the easy points going to come from? bigchet

1:21pm Mon 18 Jun 12

WindsorYellow says...

Great to see fixture's out. But have we got the players to cope. I don't think so, I think we are gonna struggle this year. We need quality players. Wilder out
Great to see fixture's out. But have we got the players to cope. I don't think so, I think we are gonna struggle this year. We need quality players. Wilder out WindsorYellow

3:39pm Mon 18 Jun 12

RocketMan says...

Now the fixtures are out at least we know what to expect. But I feel we still need to strengthen the attack. The return on effort was there last season, but the return in goals was not. This is why other teams succeeded and we did not. Okay, players will be back from injury, good, but it is not just about being good, it is about being better, because if we are to get promoted, we need a team with the strength and fire power to do well in league 1, look at Wycombe for example. So just getting a single goal and hoping we can 'shut the door' all the time, does not cut it. We have be more ruthless and close teams down, I just worry how we are going to change our coaching and team to do this. Having said this, I do not subscribe with the views to replace Wilder. It is going to be a tough start to the campaign, it will be interesting to see where we will be in the league by Christmas, or not? Come on You Yellows!
Now the fixtures are out at least we know what to expect. But I feel we still need to strengthen the attack. The return on effort was there last season, but the return in goals was not. This is why other teams succeeded and we did not. Okay, players will be back from injury, good, but it is not just about being good, it is about being better, because if we are to get promoted, we need a team with the strength and fire power to do well in league 1, look at Wycombe for example. So just getting a single goal and hoping we can 'shut the door' all the time, does not cut it. We have be more ruthless and close teams down, I just worry how we are going to change our coaching and team to do this. Having said this, I do not subscribe with the views to replace Wilder. It is going to be a tough start to the campaign, it will be interesting to see where we will be in the league by Christmas, or not? Come on You Yellows! RocketMan

3:59pm Mon 18 Jun 12

nailsworthRed says...

Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co
.uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot!
Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co .uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot! nailsworthRed

5:04pm Mon 18 Jun 12

mandate says...

nailsworthRed wrote:
Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co

.uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot!
Jobsworth Red. We have a slight disadvantage this season because we won't be able to pick up six easy points against your lot. As for your new signings... Who are they? They are not exactly household names. Still, small things impress small people.
Enjoy your summer scummer, and leave those sheep alone.
[quote][p][bold]nailsworthRed[/bold] wrote: Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co .uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot![/p][/quote]Jobsworth Red. We have a slight disadvantage this season because we won't be able to pick up six easy points against your lot. As for your new signings... Who are they? They are not exactly household names. Still, small things impress small people. Enjoy your summer scummer, and leave those sheep alone. mandate

5:47pm Mon 18 Jun 12

nailsworthRed says...

Excellent come back there mandate! truely comical! your 6 points over us last season really was the highlight of your season! Swindon will always be a bigger club than your 3-sided yellow loving club....any knowledgable oxford supporter would have all 3 of our new signing's in your starting 11! simple! and p.s. I didn't sat they were household names....I said quality signing's! enjoy the Memorial stadium and such wonderful grounds next season chaps! cheerio!
Excellent come back there mandate! truely comical! your 6 points over us last season really was the highlight of your season! Swindon will always be a bigger club than your 3-sided yellow loving club....any knowledgable oxford supporter would have all 3 of our new signing's in your starting 11! simple! and p.s. I didn't sat they were household names....I said quality signing's! enjoy the Memorial stadium and such wonderful grounds next season chaps! cheerio! nailsworthRed

6:12pm Mon 18 Jun 12

In_The_Nikon_Time says...

nailsworthRed wrote:
Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co

.uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot!
If www.swindontownfc.co
.uk is such an amazing site how come you lot spend so much time on this one??

In reality you're all secret OUFC supporters ...... simples.
[quote][p][bold]nailsworthRed[/bold] wrote: Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co .uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot![/p][/quote]If www.swindontownfc.co .uk is such an amazing site how come you lot spend so much time on this one?? In reality you're all secret OUFC supporters ...... simples. In_The_Nikon_Time

6:36pm Mon 18 Jun 12

Dr bob is my hero says...

nailsworthRed wrote:
Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co

.uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot!
Now wee laddie. Having been born meeself on Netherby Drive I know something about BIG clubs. Oxford are not a big club like Swindon, but unlike Swindon Oxford have the right financial package to go forward unlike yous beloved Swindon. Look at what has happened to my club, and see yourself 3 years down the line if yee dinnae get promoted again. Oxford need 4 more decent players and then promotion is probable, yous lot need a lot more than that to avoid relegation.
[quote][p][bold]nailsworthRed[/bold] wrote: Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co .uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot![/p][/quote]Now wee laddie. Having been born meeself on Netherby Drive I know something about BIG clubs. Oxford are not a big club like Swindon, but unlike Swindon Oxford have the right financial package to go forward unlike yous beloved Swindon. Look at what has happened to my club, and see yourself 3 years down the line if yee dinnae get promoted again. Oxford need 4 more decent players and then promotion is probable, yous lot need a lot more than that to avoid relegation. Dr bob is my hero

7:52pm Mon 18 Jun 12

DuberryandBeanofan says...

Dr bob is my hero wrote:
nailsworthRed wrote:
Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co


.uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot!
Now wee laddie. Having been born meeself on Netherby Drive I know something about BIG clubs. Oxford are not a big club like Swindon, but unlike Swindon Oxford have the right financial package to go forward unlike yous beloved Swindon. Look at what has happened to my club, and see yourself 3 years down the line if yee dinnae get promoted again. Oxford need 4 more decent players and then promotion is probable, yous lot need a lot more than that to avoid relegation.
That post is so comical, with the signings that the mogul has made, automatic promotion for the team down the road is a dead cert!! COYY
[quote][p][bold]Dr bob is my hero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nailsworthRed[/bold] wrote: Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co .uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot![/p][/quote]Now wee laddie. Having been born meeself on Netherby Drive I know something about BIG clubs. Oxford are not a big club like Swindon, but unlike Swindon Oxford have the right financial package to go forward unlike yous beloved Swindon. Look at what has happened to my club, and see yourself 3 years down the line if yee dinnae get promoted again. Oxford need 4 more decent players and then promotion is probable, yous lot need a lot more than that to avoid relegation.[/p][/quote]That post is so comical, with the signings that the mogul has made, automatic promotion for the team down the road is a dead cert!! COYY DuberryandBeanofan

7:58pm Mon 18 Jun 12

Dr bob is my hero says...

DuberryandBeanofan wrote:
Dr bob is my hero wrote:
nailsworthRed wrote:
Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co



.uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot!
Now wee laddie. Having been born meeself on Netherby Drive I know something about BIG clubs. Oxford are not a big club like Swindon, but unlike Swindon Oxford have the right financial package to go forward unlike yous beloved Swindon. Look at what has happened to my club, and see yourself 3 years down the line if yee dinnae get promoted again. Oxford need 4 more decent players and then promotion is probable, yous lot need a lot more than that to avoid relegation.
That post is so comical, with the signings that the mogul has made, automatic promotion for the team down the road is a dead cert!! COYY
any chance of re-posting in English Dubs?
[quote][p][bold]DuberryandBeanofan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr bob is my hero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nailsworthRed[/bold] wrote: Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co .uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot![/p][/quote]Now wee laddie. Having been born meeself on Netherby Drive I know something about BIG clubs. Oxford are not a big club like Swindon, but unlike Swindon Oxford have the right financial package to go forward unlike yous beloved Swindon. Look at what has happened to my club, and see yourself 3 years down the line if yee dinnae get promoted again. Oxford need 4 more decent players and then promotion is probable, yous lot need a lot more than that to avoid relegation.[/p][/quote]That post is so comical, with the signings that the mogul has made, automatic promotion for the team down the road is a dead cert!! COYY[/p][/quote]any chance of re-posting in English Dubs? Dr bob is my hero

8:32am Sun 24 Jun 12

Chish and Fips says...

Dr bob is my hero wrote:
nailsworthRed wrote:
Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co


.uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot!
Now wee laddie. Having been born meeself on Netherby Drive I know something about BIG clubs. Oxford are not a big club like Swindon, but unlike Swindon Oxford have the right financial package to go forward unlike yous beloved Swindon. Look at what has happened to my club, and see yourself 3 years down the line if yee dinnae get promoted again. Oxford need 4 more decent players and then promotion is probable, yous lot need a lot more than that to avoid relegation.
What the heck are you on about - the right 'financial package' I presume you mean the one for the ground paying through the nose for a 3 sided mess, that can't cope with a large away contingent of supporters .. oh dearie me wake up and smell the coffee, or put some shades over those 'green eyes'.
You need to get better financial backing - buy the ground and start again - at present you lot appear to be treading water with the charges you are lumbered with.
Also the 'wee laddie' bit - oh sweet you are ...
[quote][p][bold]Dr bob is my hero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nailsworthRed[/bold] wrote: Afternoon Chaps! I love coming on this site and reading the utter dross that you lot talk about your board! it's hilarious! If you wanna see a club with ambition go to www.swindontownfc.co .uk and take a look at the 3 quality signing's we have just made! Ole!!! enjoy your struggle next season you lot![/p][/quote]Now wee laddie. Having been born meeself on Netherby Drive I know something about BIG clubs. Oxford are not a big club like Swindon, but unlike Swindon Oxford have the right financial package to go forward unlike yous beloved Swindon. Look at what has happened to my club, and see yourself 3 years down the line if yee dinnae get promoted again. Oxford need 4 more decent players and then promotion is probable, yous lot need a lot more than that to avoid relegation.[/p][/quote]What the heck are you on about - the right 'financial package' I presume you mean the one for the ground paying through the nose for a 3 sided mess, that can't cope with a large away contingent of supporters .. oh dearie me wake up and smell the coffee, or put some shades over those 'green eyes'. You need to get better financial backing - buy the ground and start again - at present you lot appear to be treading water with the charges you are lumbered with. Also the 'wee laddie' bit - oh sweet you are ... Chish and Fips

10:54am Sun 24 Jun 12

Lazaat says...

If you lot are so good that you took "6 easy points" off Swindon why did your team fail to even get into the play offs? You know you are ridiculous, you got lucky twice and we played crap against you, but over 46 games we were by far the better team by over 20 points so get real! And to the "wee laddie", is that how you speak in Oxford? Or is it the result of inbreeding? Finally ....for all your bluff and ridiculous statements you would all give your right arms to be where we are now!!!
If you lot are so good that you took "6 easy points" off Swindon why did your team fail to even get into the play offs? You know you are ridiculous, you got lucky twice and we played crap against you, but over 46 games we were by far the better team by over 20 points so get real! And to the "wee laddie", is that how you speak in Oxford? Or is it the result of inbreeding? Finally ....for all your bluff and ridiculous statements you would all give your right arms to be where we are now!!! Lazaat

11:36pm Sun 24 Jun 12

the wizard says...

Lazaat wrote:
If you lot are so good that you took "6 easy points" off Swindon why did your team fail to even get into the play offs? You know you are ridiculous, you got lucky twice and we played crap against you, but over 46 games we were by far the better team by over 20 points so get real! And to the "wee laddie", is that how you speak in Oxford? Or is it the result of inbreeding? Finally ....for all your bluff and ridiculous statements you would all give your right arms to be where we are now!!!
Hey Lazaat, good to see you on here. You have to be careful, olde Double-Dip Dave is just taking away their housing benefit so they may not have a stadium shortly.

They should have taken the money for their beloved Beano who did basically nothing for the rest of the season after us. Slider Wilder has run out of players, ambition and desire. No passion, no money and no ground they can call their own, very shortly alsations , white sticks and tin cans as they go begging for their future. Still my old Mum always said, "don't mock the afflicted " and since Maxwell they have had Kassam and now this other joker.
They say bad luck comes in three's.

This time next year the Town End will be gone and the first stage of our new stadium will have began, oh, and we will be in the Championship. Blue and yellow for ever........... sliding down the tables.
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: If you lot are so good that you took "6 easy points" off Swindon why did your team fail to even get into the play offs? You know you are ridiculous, you got lucky twice and we played crap against you, but over 46 games we were by far the better team by over 20 points so get real! And to the "wee laddie", is that how you speak in Oxford? Or is it the result of inbreeding? Finally ....for all your bluff and ridiculous statements you would all give your right arms to be where we are now!!![/p][/quote]Hey Lazaat, good to see you on here. You have to be careful, olde Double-Dip Dave is just taking away their housing benefit so they may not have a stadium shortly. They should have taken the money for their beloved Beano who did basically nothing for the rest of the season after us. Slider Wilder has run out of players, ambition and desire. No passion, no money and no ground they can call their own, very shortly alsations , white sticks and tin cans as they go begging for their future. Still my old Mum always said, "don't mock the afflicted " and since Maxwell they have had Kassam and now this other joker. They say bad luck comes in three's. This time next year the Town End will be gone and the first stage of our new stadium will have began, oh, and we will be in the Championship. Blue and yellow for ever........... sliding down the tables. the wizard

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