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Fan’s View 23/24 – No.27: Derby at home

December 31, 2023 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 23/24 – NO.27: DERBY AT HOME There’s a strong argument that Derby are the biggest club in League One this season. Their average home gate of 26,356 is by far the best in the division. They were in the Premier League in 2007/08. A 21 point deduction for breaching the EFL’s Profitability and  more ]

Fan’s View 23/24 – No.26: Cambridge at home

December 28, 2023 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 23/24 – NO.26: CAMBRIDGE AT HOME Before the Burton game I thought we’d win easily. I even had 3-0 in my mind. That eventually came about. Last Saturday – Northampton – I wasn’t particularly confident we’d win but thought we wouldn’t lose. That so nearly happened. For this match though, not a feeling,  more ]

Fan’s View 23/24 – No.25: Northampton away

December 24, 2023 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 23/24 – NO.25: NORTHAMPTON AWAY This fixture has never had the greatest of appeal to me even though Sixfields is really easy to get to from Bicester. Who am I to complain though about the location of another club’s ground when the Kassam is where it is? Bring on the Triangle. In the  more ]

Fan’s View 23/24 – No.24: Burton at home

December 20, 2023 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 23/24 – NO.24: BURTON AT HOME OXFORD UNITED 3 BURTON ALBION 0 Before the game I said we’d win easily. The final score line said we did and anyone who witnessed the full 90 minutes will know we were vastly superior to a woeful Albion side, the worst opponents we’ve played in L1  more ]

Fan’s View 23/24 – No.23: Reading away

December 15, 2023 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 23/24 – NO.23: READING AWAY It’s been many years since we’ve played the Royals / the Biscuitmen / the Tennis Ball Throwers, call them what you will. 23 years to be precise. They went one way and ended up in the Premier League. We went the other and ended up in the Conference.  more ]

Fan’s View 23/24 – No.22: Peterborough away

December 10, 2023 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 23/24 – NO.22: PETERBOROUGH AWAY PETERBOROUGH UNITED 3 OXFORD UNITED 0 The football part of the day was all gloom  After some games I’m so miffed that I think why bother to write a Fan’s View? Or if I do, just whack it out quickly with little thought. This was such an occasion.  more ]

Fan’s View 23/24 – No.21: Grimsby at home

December 5, 2023 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 23/24 – NO.20: GRIMSBY AT HOME FA CUP SECOND ROUND: OXFORD UNITED 2 GRIMSBY TOWN 0 Satisfactory? I’m writing this on Monday evening and still don’t quite know what to make of it. Happy to be in round three? Well, obviously yes. Satisfied with the performance? Not sure at all. Two L1 sides  more ]

Fan’s View 23/24 – No.20: Bolton at home

November 30, 2023 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 23/24 – NO.20: BOLTON AT HOME OXFORD UNITED 0 BOLTON WANDERERS 0 Very big game this one for many reasons. We desperately needed something from it following Saturday’s disappointing effort at lowly Cheltenham. Two defeats to start Des Buckingham’s reign would have been a real downer. We needed to prove we can go  more ]

Fan’s View 2023/24 – No.19: Cheltenham Away

November 27, 2023 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 23/24 – NO.19: CHELTENHAM AWAY CHELTENHAM TOWN 2 OXFORD UNITED 0 To say I left Gloucestershire a little disappointed would be an understatement. A bit angry too but that soon morphed into a kind of philosophical acceptance because this is the lot of a football fan. Yes Cheltenham, who didn’t score in their  more ]


November 13, 2023 - Added by Paul Beasley

FAN’S VIEW 23/24 – NO.18: ORIENT AWAY At the end of the Maidenhead FV I wrote “Anything for us to worry about? Liam Manning to Bristol City paper talk. I’ll leave that for another day. With football you just don’t know what’s round the corner. Makes it interesting”. Monday 6 Nov. No sooner had I  more ]