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Sunday 26th September 2004
Well eat your heart out Craig David, what a difference 7 Days makes after the U's got over the nightmare on Huish Park to bounce back and beat Bury at the Kassam Stadium, but then they didn't start off like they did at Yeovil and by the break should have gone in 4 or 5-1 down had Bury had a prolific goal scorer like Mooney, but Basham's goal on 40 minutes took the pressure off a bit after the game was looking like being another stalemate.
At the interval Chris Hackett came on to replace Terry Parker and the U's looked much more better on the ball shooting towards the open end, they always play better at that end of the ground where the pressure is off of them, after good work from Hackett down the right-his cross looked to be heading for Lee Bradbury before Paul Scott headed into his own net, that took the pressure off of the player even more and then after another great cross from Hackett Tommy Mooney flicked in neatly from close range, but had it not been for the again splendid Chris Tardif then Bury could have got back into the game, gladly they didn't, but I only left the press box 6 times yesterday and 4 of those meant running back to change the board for goals, so atleast it was good to be busy and Win!!!
Half empty Oxford Mail stand-that needs to change.
183 from Bury
After the game it was good to meet a few of the heroes from the good old days of Oxford United, Dave Roberts and Big Ron Atkinson had long gone, but i got to meet these.
Myself and Trevor Hebberd
Hugh Curran and Myself
Myself and John Shuker
Friday 24th September 2004
Oxford today recalled striker Jefferson Louis back from his loan spell at Gravesend and Northfleet so that he could make the permanent move to Conference rivals Forest Green Rovers on a 2 year deal, Adam Garner who was released by the club this week has also signed for Rovers with Louis and on the same deal.
Wednesday 22nd September 2004
Oxford reserves drew 2-2 with Luton Town reserves in a friendly yesterday, Chris Hackett and Mark Rawle both played an hour, Hackett marked his return with a goal, Luton then scored one for us to make it 2-0, then Luton pulled it back to get the draw, it was a good run out for the recovering players.
Monday 20th September 2004
Today the footballing world is saddened to hear of the Death of Brian Clough aged 69, Cloughy was the greatest club manager this country has ever produced, he was the greatest England boss we never had, He was respected by all the players that played under him, though he ruled their lives in the process and respected by everyone in football, Nottingham Forest was his life and today they mourn a legend.
Sunday 19th September 2004
Goals from Yeovil on 39, 49, 59, 69, 79 and 75 minutes condemned the U's to their biggest defeat since playing away to Bristol Rovers 3 seasons ago, how ironic that we play them in just under 2 weeks on the same ground, after yesterdays performance we had better brace ourselves for another pounding, there was only one ray of light yesterday, the appearance of Mark E'beyer who netted the consolation goal, though most of the 480 U's fans had departed before he put the ball in the net on 73 minutes, Kevin Gall spoilt the glovers rhythm of scoring every 10 minutes by getting the 5th on 75 to dent any hope of a fight back, but then the U's would have been lucky if they would have fought their way out of a paper back, lacklustre and totally shown how to play football, Scott Guyett didn't recognise me after the match, he had never seen me that miserable before, it even knocked him for six, he thought the team was younger than that, but it was full of old heads he said, they were always 1 step behind, good job he wasn't playing as he would have probably added to the misery, but he is a few weeks away from playing, sadly.
O'Brien needed a helping hand or two
Scott Guyett after the match
Ok, so the chairman did have a big chopper!!!
Saturday 18th September 2004
Sorry for the lack of Updates this week, been working away a lot and have to go through scum land to get to the job, so you can imagine the pain and anguish i have occurred this week.
Just off to Yeovil for today's match against the Glovers, chance to meet up with my old pal Scott Guyett, so will know more about his injury nightmare later, as for Oxford's injury nightmares, Leo Roget and Lee Bradbury could be back if they pass fitness tests and Dave Woozley and Lee Molyneaux will be on standby in case Roget isn't fit, Julian Alsop will deputise if Bradbury doesn't quite make it.
Wednesday 15th September 2004
Oxford drew 0-0 in a friendly with QPR yesterday afternoon in London, Woozley, E'beyer and Brown all continued their comebacks, but neither team could break each other down.
Graham Rix is on the casualty list after injuring himself in training, lucky for us he isnt playing anymore.
Sunday 12th September 2004
Just to cheer you all up-We did win something last season
Yes it is true and not a joke.
Goal that got away
Gary Mills is carried off in mighty pain
What a load of Rubbish and for once its not the players....lol
Oxford drew a blank yesterday against Rushden and Diamonds at the Kassam Stadium, though they did get one goal, but the ref ruled it out for a foul on their keeper, but the day was all about saying goodbye to a few fans, Minutes silence below was for Steve Munns who sadly died last Saturday and worked on match days organising the Ball Boys and Girls and Veronica Barley who died last Monday and was a much travelled and Loyal fan for many many years, they will both be missed greatly and Condolences go out to both families.
More news and pictures later.
Friday 10th September 2004
Oxford will have a few players fighting for a starting place tomorrow as more and more are coming back from injury, The reserves played on Wednesday and lost 2-1 at home but fielded quite a good team, with Mark E'Beyer and Dave Woozley playing their first official game for the club, With Danny Brown, Lee Molyneaux, Paul Wanless, Dave Mackay, Danny Morgan and Craig Davies also playing they are all looking to force themselves into the squad.
Supporters are reminded that there will be a minutes silence before tomorrows match with Rushden and Diamonds in memory of Steve Munns who sadly passed away last Saturday, Steve looked after the ball boys and girls at pitch side on match days and will be greatly missed by all at the club, our condolences go out to his family and friends at this sad time.
Tickets are on sale for the trip to Yeovil a week tomorrow, With the U's expected to take a good crowd like last season.
Sunday 5th September 2004
Oxford finish the weekend in 6th place in League 2 as nearly all the league drew, Yeovil won and they were the only team to go back above us, Scott Guyett who now plays for Yeovil played his 1st game back from injury in the week against Bristol City and was carried off with an injury to his other knee, so that rules him out of the game at Huish Park when Oxford travel their in just under 2 weeks time, sadly.
Leo Roget nods home Oxford's goal and turns to celebrate
Jon Ashton attempts to clear and the Wycombe man dives over his feet.
Saturday 4th September 2004
Oxford were unlucky not to take all the points from the Televised local derby 1-1 draw at Wycombe last night, Leo Roget put the U's in front and things looked good for a 2nd away win in 5 days, but right on the interval Wanderers won a penalty after a dubious dive which would have won gold at Athens last month.
But the U's can atleast hold their heads up after a fine display that will have won back the respect of the fans that have not been going to watch them home or away this season but would have watched them on Sky and thought differently about staying away after that superb display.
Friday 3rd September 2004
Oxford make the short journey to Buckinghamshire tonight to play local rivals Wycombe Wanderers in our first derby match with them for a few years, the game is also being beamed out LIVE on Sky Sports tonight so the chance for the U's to show that under Graham Rix they are prospect for promotion this term, Rix will probably start with the same starting 11 that won at Notts County 4 days ago, Bradbury should be ok after his knock.
Tardif makes save
Tardif to the rescue
Tardif defies them all