It’s never quiet at Oxford United these days, is it?

This week we’ve had a great win over Blackpool, a magnificent game against Newcastle United and I have been to meet royalty – as well as preparing for another big 90 minutes at Peterborough United this afternoon.

Add in an Oxfordshire Senior Cup game at Banbury United and it’s just as well that I like to keep busy!

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I was so proud of the whole club against Newcastle because I thought we showed so many people what we are all about.

Did I read somewhere that more people watched it than any Premier League game this season?

That in itself is amazing and I’d imagine a lot of people were glued to their TV set when we started to get back into the game.

It was a great free-kick from Liam Kelly and then a superb volley from Nathan Holland.

Even then, I thought we might somehow manage to nick it inside 90 minutes, such is the crazy nature of the competition.

If we had won it would have been one of the best comebacks this club has ever seen.

Instead, our hearts were broken just as I was starting to get the list of penalty-takers straight in my head.

I was absolutely devastated to see that winning goal go in, because we deserved to at least take the game to penalties.

Good luck to Steve Bruce and Newcastle – I honestly hope they win it now because they were brilliant with us, but we won’t sit and wonder what might have been.

The players had a recovery day at Champneys and since then we have been hard at work preparing for Peterborough.

Like us, they play bright attacking football and, at the risk of cursing it, we could be in for a terrific match this afternoon.

We have beaten them twice this season, but both games were tight.

We have 17 games left now and no distraction, just the league.

James Henry will be fit, Ben Woodburn isn’t too far behind and I think you saw from Liam Kelly, George Thorne and Dan Agyei that there are players queuing up to get more regular game time.

That’s a great position to be in and hopefully we do what we have done many times – bounce back from a big cup game with an important league win.

The players went over to Champneys and relaxed on Wednesday, but I had a prior engagement to meet Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

That is so far out of my comfort zone, but he was very down to earth and we had a good chat about football before we talked about Heads Up, the campaign we were there to launch.

It’s a new thing from the EFL which asks fans to talk to their mates and check things are going OK.

It only takes a moment and can make such a huge difference.

Everyone talks about football all the time, so why not help a friend?

We are doing some amazing work in that area as a football club and to be asked to speak to the Duke, and be part of the launch, was an honour for Oxford United.