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    northampton yellow wrote:
    mandate wrote:
    Oxford United were the second best supported team in League 2 last season, and failing to get promoted was a bitter pill to swallow. Obviously,we didn't have a team that was good enough to get us into League 1. So, the club has to start bringing in new and capable faces.

    Unfortunately, Oxford United seem to be getting rid of players and staff without replacing them. This hardly seems to be a step in the right direction.

    If the owner, chairman and manager are pinning their (promotion) hopes on the return of Alfie Potter and the signing of a striker from Port Vale, they will be very disappointed. We have to start signing some decent players and recriting ambitious coaching staff now.

    It is a disgrace that the loyal fans at Oxford United are paying good money to watch a team, that can't even better the achievements of
    much smaller clubs like Stevenage and Crewe. Where is the pride and passion amongst the people who run our club?

    It would be interesting to read what owner Mr Lenegan is planning to improve the club's future. Does the Oxford Mail have a reporter who cpuld contact this elusive man for an interview? Many fans, i'm sure want to know just how ambitious Mr Lenegan is about our (and his) club.
    i agree at the min i cannot see what direction we as a club are going in as it stands it is backwards and not forwards nothing coming out of the club everything what is ,its how can we get more money out of our supporters eg, new shirts ,season tickets supposed to be good vaule for money when nobody is coming in and now the prices have been reveled for the season with a price hike not only advance tickets but match day aswell will our supporters have enough of all this i think so we should say enough is enough mr lenegan show your support for the club like us the supporters.
    Could this price hike come at the wrong time. They give us nothing in return. I hope I'm wrong but reduced attendances. Higher price's to watch. Same player's as last season. And by judging how poorly we played at times. It doesn't bode well"
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Crosby set to leave role at Oxford United

Malcolm Crosby

Malcolm Crosby

First published in Oxford Utd

Malcolm Crosby is to leave his role at Oxford United at the end of his contract.

The former U’s assistant manager, who helped guide the club to promotion alongside Denis Smith in 1996, returned to the club last May as head of recruitment/youth development.

Crosby, who worked in a scouting capacity, said that Oxford would always be a club he holds much affection for.

“I have really enjoyed my time back at the club,” he said. “It is a club that will always be close to my heart.

“I will be looking at both scouting and coaching opportunities going forward and look forward to coming back to Oxford.

“I wish the club nothing but the best for the future.”

Chairman Kelvin Thomas added: “We thank Malcolm for his hard work.

“He has a wealth of experience in the game and we know that he will be pursuing other options.

“He will always be welcome at Oxford United.”

Crosby enjoyed a brief stint as caretaker manager of United at the Manor Ground at the end of 1997, having in 1991 taken Sunderland to the FA Cup final, also as a caretaker manager.

He enjoyed spells as assistant manager at York, Middlesbrough and Northampton, among others.

* UNITED’S League Two fixture at home to Morecambe has been brought forward from Easter Saturday to Good Friday, March 29 (3pm).

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