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Sunday 15th February 2004
                  U's Away Mileage Click here
So Ian Atkins is to apologise to the 1200 Oxford fans that travelled to Somerset yesterday for the dismal display they put in against Yeovil, That 1-0 defeat ranks worse than the defeat at Doncaster for me and you all know what I went through that day, but the U's were definitely not at the races yesterday, Everyone was guilty out there, Bad crossing, Bad passing, Bad defending and even worse shooting until Matt Robinson's Early and Dean Whitehead's late shots which brought magnificent saves from their man of the match Keeper Weale, the U's started with the 3 up front that started on Wednesday against Scunny and ended with 3, the U's lost Steve Basham before the break, he was replaced by Deano, but also finished with Lee Steele on the field, but even the super sub could not save this woeful display, the Yeovil keeper played a blinder, the U's were just blind.

Their was success around the Britain yesterday for all the Ex United players, well quite a few got on the scoring sheet for their teams, Derek Townsley scored for Gretna as they won 3-0 at Home to Albion, Derek Lilley  scored again as Livingston won 3-1 against Motherwell, Neil McGowan scored as Alloa lost 3-1 at Berwick, Back in England Lee Nogan scored against our promotion rivals Mansfield but could not prevent a 2-1 defeat(Sadly), Dean(fatty)Windass got on the score sheet but could not prevent Bradford losing 3-1 at Ipswich, Ben Abbey got 2 goals for Gravesend as they lost 5-2 to promotion chasing Hereford, And McNiven got on the score sheet again at Leigh RMI, that being David the Twin brother of our Scott, oh and by the way a Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Becka McNiven-Cole who's happy day was supposed to have been yesterday, but was anything from Happy.
Best Wishes from all at United We Stand.


Saturday 14th February 2004
For those of you who travel to all the away games watching the Mighty Yellows(Blues), Here is a rough guide line to how many miles you would have travelled after you have watched them play at Macclesfield in May, Click here

Friday 13th February 2004
The U's travel to Yeovil tomorrow for our first league game at Huish Park,
Admission is 11 for Adults and 7 for OAP's, with Under 16 paying 4,
That is all on Terracing only as All the seats were sold out weeks ago.


Mascot Daniel Willis and Andy Woodman before the game.

2 Mascots with the officials before the game.

Rawle tries his luck with a 2nd half shot.

Lee Steele scores the Winner

Rawle and Crosby mob Steele.

Oxford 3 Scunthorpe 2

Mark Rawle receives his Man of the Match award from the Match sponsor

Thursday 12th February 2004
Horton Out Horton Out Horton Out, Port Vale have parted company with Brian  Horton out, the ex Oxford manager, He has said that he wants to try other ventures.
Hope he isn't threatening to come back to Oxford.



Oxford equalled a 9 year record last night when they made it 16 games unbeaten at home in the league, 15 this season and the win against York City last season, Lee Steele getting the vital goal last night to take the U's within 3 points of leaders Hull City, Oxford did go into a 2-0 lead but then were guilty of sitting back, Paul Wanless got the U's off to a flier on the half hour, Mark Rawle then made it 2-0 within the space of 4 minutes, then it seemed like it was all Scunthorpe up to half time, Steve Torpey got a goal back on 37 minutes and then got the leveller a minute before the break,  But it was the New supersub that came on in the 2nd half to win the match on 88 minutes, Lee Steele was put through and shot across the area and under the keeper to send the whole stadium into delirium.
Pictures will appear soon.



Tuesday 10th February 2004

Swansea City have tried to prise Steve Basham away from the Kassam Stadium, But Ian Atkins has stated that there was no way he would let his top scorer go, Unless they gave us Lee Trundle in exchange......Tongue in cheek I think.

Oxford are looking to extend their unbeaten run at home to 16 games tomorrow when they entertain Scunthorpe at the Kastad, With Big Jules expected to return, there could also be a change in the midfield as Boss Atkins thinks a change is needed as the midfield has become unsettled in the last couple of games, the likely change would be Paul Wanless out and Danny Brown in, but who knows with Atkins, he may decide to keep the same 10 and just add Alsop.

Apologies in advance if the scoreboard isn't up to its normal performance tomorrow night, I could well be at pitchside doing the photo's if Home Photographer Steve Daniels does not arrive in time.

 

Monday 9th February 2004
Oxford reserves lost 1-0 this afternoon to Wycombe Wanderers at Iffley Road.
Julian Alsop played for an hour and is in line to play on Wednesday when the U's take on Scunthorpe at the Kassam Stadium.

Basham challenges Miller in the area.

Robbo wins in the air.

Players tussle for the ball.

Rawle is fouled in the 2nd half.

Deano gets in a 2nd half shot.



Basham about to header the U's first goal against Kidderminster last Saturday.
Lets hope that he can continue his goal getting tomorrow in the capital.



Many thanks to all of you that have already made donations to the Robert Corps memorial fund, Robert pictured below (Front Centre) with his Father Geoff behind him loved Oxford United more than anything, this picture was taken after the group had spent the day in an executive box at the Kassam Stadium.

Robert with Family and Friends at the Kassam Stadium.


Plastic Strip that fell from the south stand in the first half onto the pitch

Metal bar that caused the delay to the 2nd half hanging above the south stand.

Scoreboard says it all with one of the many broken advertising boards in front.