It's all over as Chris Wilder's Oxford United reign ends

Chris Wilder on the touchline for the last time as Oxford United boss

Chris Wilder on the touchline for the last time as Oxford United boss

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A TURBULENT weekend at Oxford United finally reached a conclusion last night when Chris Wilder’s lengthy spell as manager officially ended.

At 10pm it was revealed the club had accepted the 46-year-old’s resignation and agreed compensation to pave the way for him to be unveiled as Northampton Town boss this morning.

He quickly signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Sixfields, appointing Alan Knill as his assistant.

It eventually drew a line under what had been a farcical 24 hours.

Within minutes of the final whistle in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Torquay United, Wilder, who took over in December 2008, told the players it was probably his last game in charge.

He left the ground and U’s chairman Ian Lenagan spoke to the media at length, saying he understood the manager had resigned and Mickey Lewis had been appointed as caretaker-boss, although there was no formal letter.

A confusing situation was summed up by the U’s chairman when he said: “In some respects at the back of my mind I’m not glad that we’ve reached this situation, but at least the situation has been resolved one way or the other, or at least I think it has.”

But those comments provoked a swift response from Wilder, who put out a statement denying he had stepped down.

It was clear the relationship between the pair had completely broken down, but after a day of negotiations behind the scenes yesterday, United finally broke their silence to bring clarity to the situation last night.

Witney Gazette:

  • Time's up: Chris Wilder has left his role as Oxford United boss

The move removed the possibility of a drawn-out legal battle, which Lenagan hinted at on Saturday, but there remains the awkward fact that Wilder has walked out on a side in the play-offs to join a club four points adrift at the bottom of the Football League.

The U’s chairman went on record to thank Wilder, who in 2010 ended their four-year exile in non-League and leaves them in contention to win another promotion.

Lenagan said: “He has worked very hard and helped move the club from the Conference to becoming an established League Two side.

“We are grateful for his efforts on behalf of Oxford, but disappointed that he chose not to continue to the end of this season’s journey.”

Witney Gazette:

  • Chris Wilder heads down the tunnel at half-time on Saturday

Wilder’s move up the A43 set his new club on what could be a fascinating collision course with his former employers.

The final round of fixtures in May sees United visit Sixfields, an encounter which could have implications at both ends of the table.

Wilder’s first match in charge of the Cobblers will be at home to Rochdale tomorrow night – where a win for his new side would be a big boost for Oxford’s promotion hopes.

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8:46am Mon 27 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

Right Mr Chairman when do i start?

Training today would be ok and then we can sort out the team and tactics for tomorrows trip down to Exeter, I don't want a salary, use it to fund a striker who can both see and hit the target.

Lets hope the fans come back to support the team now.
Right Mr Chairman when do i start? Training today would be ok and then we can sort out the team and tactics for tomorrows trip down to Exeter, I don't want a salary, use it to fund a striker who can both see and hit the target. Lets hope the fans come back to support the team now. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 2

9:40am Mon 27 Jan 14

Yellowlines says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Right Mr Chairman when do i start?

Training today would be ok and then we can sort out the team and tactics for tomorrows trip down to Exeter, I don't want a salary, use it to fund a striker who can both see and hit the target.

Lets hope the fans come back to support the team now.
I am willing to help you once I have finished the champagne. So Northampton can look forward to a few seasons in the Conference and then back into league two and all the fans can call it a success. Now COYY.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Right Mr Chairman when do i start? Training today would be ok and then we can sort out the team and tactics for tomorrows trip down to Exeter, I don't want a salary, use it to fund a striker who can both see and hit the target. Lets hope the fans come back to support the team now.[/p][/quote]I am willing to help you once I have finished the champagne. So Northampton can look forward to a few seasons in the Conference and then back into league two and all the fans can call it a success. Now COYY. Yellowlines
  • Score: 1

10:27am Mon 27 Jan 14

andy1975 says...

Maybe time for a change and hopefully a new exciting dawn for us, but I fear a lot of people will get a big reality check. Wilder has been a very good manager for us and deserves more respect than he's getting from some fans.
Maybe time for a change and hopefully a new exciting dawn for us, but I fear a lot of people will get a big reality check. Wilder has been a very good manager for us and deserves more respect than he's getting from some fans. andy1975
  • Score: 13

10:42am Mon 27 Jan 14

oxcidental says...

IL will go for the cheap option using Dave Kitson alongside Mickey Lewis until the end of season
IL will go for the cheap option using Dave Kitson alongside Mickey Lewis until the end of season oxcidental
  • Score: -11

10:56am Mon 27 Jan 14

oldun says...

Sensibly - the ratings of Chris Wilder relative to our other managers can only be subjective - generally they had very different standard squads and were up against very different standard opposition


How can statistics sensibly compare say Maurice Evans -struggling team (in the League) playing against much wealthier clubs with our managers in the Conference (United very large club) or Arthur Turner in his Southern League years (ditto)

For what my amateur view is worth

Subjectively, of course

For Chris's first three years here , I give him 7.5 out of 10 (thank you, Chris)
For the last two , I give him 5.5 out of 10 (glad he has gone)

Thus, I rate him a lot better than most of the managers (largely very poor) we have had since Summers left - nowhere near a Jim Smith or my own fave Ian Greaves

I am sure than IL will be taking great care in his choice
Sensibly - the ratings of Chris Wilder relative to our other managers can only be subjective - generally they had very different standard squads and were up against very different standard opposition How can statistics sensibly compare say Maurice Evans -struggling team (in the League) playing against much wealthier clubs with our managers in the Conference (United very large club) or Arthur Turner in his Southern League years (ditto) For what my amateur view is worth Subjectively, of course For Chris's first three years here , I give him 7.5 out of 10 (thank you, Chris) For the last two , I give him 5.5 out of 10 (glad he has gone) Thus, I rate him a lot better than most of the managers (largely very poor) we have had since Summers left - nowhere near a Jim Smith or my own fave Ian Greaves I am sure than IL will be taking great care in his choice oldun
  • Score: 4

11:33am Mon 27 Jan 14

william12 says...

It is up to the players now.Can they play any better.
It is up to the players now.Can they play any better. william12
  • Score: 3

11:41am Mon 27 Jan 14

Sid Snakey says...

For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated.

Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means.

"Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position.

"Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder.

The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER!

Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response.

Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot.

Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might.

I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?!

I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah.

Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled.

It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs.

The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder.

How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season?

Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:-

"The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".
For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated. Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means. "Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position. "Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder. The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER! Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response. Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot. Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might. I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?! I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah. Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled. It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs. The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder. How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season? Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:- "The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!". Sid Snakey
  • Score: 3

12:01pm Mon 27 Jan 14

oldun says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated.

Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means.

"Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position.

"Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder.

The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER!

Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response.

Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot.

Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might.

I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?!

I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah.

Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled.

It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs.

The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder.

How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season?

Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:-

"The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".
Don't le the truth get in the way of a good story "Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc" - laughable you give them far too much 'credit'

Most of my comments have been about believing that we would go up this year

Much more importantly - he is not here because of IL - and not because of nobodies at OUFCS like me - IL would not on Friday offer him a 3.5 year deal (would you have?)

Maybe IL was concerned about the massive loss of revenue over the past 18 months

Please!!
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated. Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means. "Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position. "Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder. The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER! Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response. Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot. Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might. I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?! I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah. Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled. It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs. The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder. How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season? Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:- "The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".[/p][/quote]Don't le the truth get in the way of a good story "Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc" - laughable you give them far too much 'credit' Most of my comments have been about believing that we would go up this year Much more importantly - he is not here because of IL - and not because of nobodies at OUFCS like me - IL would not on Friday offer him a 3.5 year deal (would you have?) Maybe IL was concerned about the massive loss of revenue over the past 18 months Please!! oldun
  • Score: 1

12:13pm Mon 27 Jan 14

oldun says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated.

Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means.

"Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position.

"Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder.

The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER!

Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response.

Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot.

Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might.

I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?!

I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah.

Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled.

It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs.

The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder.

How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season?

Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:-

"The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".
"vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football "management"

Hope that you are not being arrogant

What is your experience of senior club management which makes you able to give out praise ?

I bet all of your many pals who support other clubs don't button their lips - do they?

I won't be commenting on the work of the new manage r - until after a honeymoon period

Whilst I stop commenting on the management of OUFC , do you also wish to tell me to stop commenting on the UK government- because I HAVE NOT THE FAINTEST IDEA ABOUT SENIOR MANAGEMENT IN RUNNING A COUNTRY?

What is your experience of senior club management which makes you able to give out praise ? Which clubs? Which years?
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated. Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means. "Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position. "Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder. The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER! Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response. Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot. Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might. I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?! I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah. Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled. It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs. The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder. How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season? Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:- "The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".[/p][/quote]"vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football "management" Hope that you are not being arrogant What is your experience of senior club management which makes you able to give out praise ? I bet all of your many pals who support other clubs don't button their lips - do they? I won't be commenting on the work of the new manage r - until after a honeymoon period Whilst I stop commenting on the management of OUFC , do you also wish to tell me to stop commenting on the UK government- because I HAVE NOT THE FAINTEST IDEA ABOUT SENIOR MANAGEMENT IN RUNNING A COUNTRY? What is your experience of senior club management which makes you able to give out praise ? Which clubs? Which years? oldun
  • Score: 0

12:59pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Sid Snakey says...

@Oldun

Are you deliberately trying to be stupid or is it just happening by accident?

"Much more importantly - he is not here because of IL - and not because of nobodies at OUFCS like me - IL would not on Friday offer him a 3.5 year deal (would you have?) "

I love this mentality. I love the way you whistle innocently to yourself as a manager bites the dust and then deny all responsibility for it. Each and every one of you who has posted negatively on these forums, or boo'd at matches, or chanted "Wilder Out", or stopped going to matches, or phoned Radio Oxford and had a moan - each of you will deny having any responsibility for the manager leaving, because after all, Lenegan is the chairman and it's his call.

That's great, since it now leaves you free to moan at the new manager, since you didn't choose him. It won't be your fault if we lose our unbeaten run on Tuesday either, right?

In fact nothing's ever your fault is it? Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl, or do you just enjoy standing outside the tent and pi55ing in on top of those who are working hard to try and improve things?
@Oldun Are you deliberately trying to be stupid or is it just happening by accident? "Much more importantly - he is not here because of IL - and not because of nobodies at OUFCS like me - IL would not on Friday offer him a 3.5 year deal (would you have?) " I love this mentality. I love the way you whistle innocently to yourself as a manager bites the dust and then deny all responsibility for it. Each and every one of you who has posted negatively on these forums, or boo'd at matches, or chanted "Wilder Out", or stopped going to matches, or phoned Radio Oxford and had a moan - each of you will deny having any responsibility for the manager leaving, because after all, Lenegan is the chairman and it's his call. That's great, since it now leaves you free to moan at the new manager, since you didn't choose him. It won't be your fault if we lose our unbeaten run on Tuesday either, right? In fact nothing's ever your fault is it? Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl, or do you just enjoy standing outside the tent and pi55ing in on top of those who are working hard to try and improve things? Sid Snakey
  • Score: -5

1:03pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Sid Snakey says...

@oldun

Sorry, forgot to add my soon-to-be-almost-as
-annoying-as-your-en
d-of post-message.....

The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!
@oldun Sorry, forgot to add my soon-to-be-almost-as -annoying-as-your-en d-of post-message..... The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT! Sid Snakey
  • Score: -3

1:08pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Doctor69 says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated.

Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means.

"Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position.

"Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder.

The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER!

Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response.

Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot.

Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might.

I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?!

I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah.

Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled.

It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs.

The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder.

How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season?

Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:-

"The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".
Do you honestly believe that IL reads these comments and decides, 'Do you know what, they are right, I'm going to let Wilder leave'?!
Of course he doesn't. He may well hear fans opinions either way, but the reduced crowds, lack of atmosphere at games, and abysmal home record over the past 2 seasons have a much larger bearing on things.......all of these are a direct result of Wilders poor performance as manager.

I would counter, fools like yourself are the reason Wilder got another go at it this season.

If you listened to IL interview on Saturday after the game, he wanted Wilder to stay, and if results continued he would have offered him a new deal in a few weeks time.

Ultimately i believe that Wilder wanted to stay, but wanted a longer contract. Thankfully OUFC weren't bullied down that route.
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated. Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means. "Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position. "Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder. The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER! Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response. Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot. Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might. I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?! I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah. Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled. It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs. The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder. How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season? Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:- "The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".[/p][/quote]Do you honestly believe that IL reads these comments and decides, 'Do you know what, they are right, I'm going to let Wilder leave'?! Of course he doesn't. He may well hear fans opinions either way, but the reduced crowds, lack of atmosphere at games, and abysmal home record over the past 2 seasons have a much larger bearing on things.......all of these are a direct result of Wilders poor performance as manager. I would counter, fools like yourself are the reason Wilder got another go at it this season. If you listened to IL interview on Saturday after the game, he wanted Wilder to stay, and if results continued he would have offered him a new deal in a few weeks time. Ultimately i believe that Wilder wanted to stay, but wanted a longer contract. Thankfully OUFC weren't bullied down that route. Doctor69
  • Score: 5

1:26pm Mon 27 Jan 14

dovepe says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
@oldun

Sorry, forgot to add my soon-to-be-almost-as

-annoying-as-your-en

d-of post-message.....

The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!
Mr Wilder went for the Portsmouth job and now he has the Northampton job.He has a three & half contract.more money no doubt.but most important to Him. He has financial security for His family.nothing to do with muppets& negative comments.the home form has been bad and that has shown on the gates.time for a change.
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: @oldun Sorry, forgot to add my soon-to-be-almost-as -annoying-as-your-en d-of post-message..... The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT![/p][/quote]Mr Wilder went for the Portsmouth job and now he has the Northampton job.He has a three & half contract.more money no doubt.but most important to Him. He has financial security for His family.nothing to do with muppets& negative comments.the home form has been bad and that has shown on the gates.time for a change. dovepe
  • Score: 3

1:29pm Mon 27 Jan 14

oldun says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
@Oldun

Are you deliberately trying to be stupid or is it just happening by accident?

"Much more importantly - he is not here because of IL - and not because of nobodies at OUFCS like me - IL would not on Friday offer him a 3.5 year deal (would you have?) "

I love this mentality. I love the way you whistle innocently to yourself as a manager bites the dust and then deny all responsibility for it. Each and every one of you who has posted negatively on these forums, or boo'd at matches, or chanted "Wilder Out", or stopped going to matches, or phoned Radio Oxford and had a moan - each of you will deny having any responsibility for the manager leaving, because after all, Lenegan is the chairman and it's his call.

That's great, since it now leaves you free to moan at the new manager, since you didn't choose him. It won't be your fault if we lose our unbeaten run on Tuesday either, right?

In fact nothing's ever your fault is it? Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl, or do you just enjoy standing outside the tent and pi55ing in on top of those who are working hard to try and improve things?
"Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl,"

Right Sid Snakey

"What have YOU achieved of any significance? "

My guess is that you won't answer that

I am sill waiting to hear of your credentials as a football manager - as mine (according to you) prevent me from making any comment (unless I agree with you?)

Despite my stupidity I will continue to appraise (however ignorantly) any manager of OUFC

No need to be in Mensa to KNOW that Chris has left because of IL's recent action (which I happen to support) - not because of insignificant folk (to OUFC or you) like liitle old me

SID - three questions in response to your pleasant remarks
"What have YOU achieved of any significance? "
"What idea of you got of senior football management?" - credentials, please
"Why have United's crowds slumped so , so much since the end of the 2011-12 season?"
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: @Oldun Are you deliberately trying to be stupid or is it just happening by accident? "Much more importantly - he is not here because of IL - and not because of nobodies at OUFCS like me - IL would not on Friday offer him a 3.5 year deal (would you have?) " I love this mentality. I love the way you whistle innocently to yourself as a manager bites the dust and then deny all responsibility for it. Each and every one of you who has posted negatively on these forums, or boo'd at matches, or chanted "Wilder Out", or stopped going to matches, or phoned Radio Oxford and had a moan - each of you will deny having any responsibility for the manager leaving, because after all, Lenegan is the chairman and it's his call. That's great, since it now leaves you free to moan at the new manager, since you didn't choose him. It won't be your fault if we lose our unbeaten run on Tuesday either, right? In fact nothing's ever your fault is it? Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl, or do you just enjoy standing outside the tent and pi55ing in on top of those who are working hard to try and improve things?[/p][/quote]"Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl," Right Sid Snakey "What have YOU achieved of any significance? " My guess is that you won't answer that I am sill waiting to hear of your credentials as a football manager - as mine (according to you) prevent me from making any comment (unless I agree with you?) Despite my stupidity I will continue to appraise (however ignorantly) any manager of OUFC No need to be in Mensa to KNOW that Chris has left because of IL's recent action (which I happen to support) - not because of insignificant folk (to OUFC or you) like liitle old me SID - three questions in response to your pleasant remarks "What have YOU achieved of any significance? " "What idea of you got of senior football management?" - credentials, please "Why have United's crowds slumped so , so much since the end of the 2011-12 season?" oldun
  • Score: 4

2:01pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Sid Snakey says...

@oldun

I've achieved a fair bit actually. Have run a company, and have separately been a manager of a team of people about the size of a football team being the major relevant ones. Relevant because I know how difficult it is to manage a group of people in a highly competitive environment. I know how management is not a science. I know that you try and put all the right ingredients together and sometimes you have absolute magic results and sometimes (often for reasons outside your control) you don't have the expected results - again especially in competitive environments - I only had about 4 or 5 competitors to worry about, not 21.

You are such a moron - if you are going to highly criticize a manager then you had better be sure you know what you're talking about -do you?????? That's what so great about you armchair critics, you moan and moan and moan without knowing enough about the subject and then express innocence when change happens.

Crowds have slumped because of idiots like you. You're not a fan you're a Muppet.

So, those are my credentials - now please tell me how you are qualified to decide that a new manager will definitely take us into League One this season, because that is the absolute minimum that I now expect.

The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!
@oldun I've achieved a fair bit actually. Have run a company, and have separately been a manager of a team of people about the size of a football team being the major relevant ones. Relevant because I know how difficult it is to manage a group of people in a highly competitive environment. I know how management is not a science. I know that you try and put all the right ingredients together and sometimes you have absolute magic results and sometimes (often for reasons outside your control) you don't have the expected results - again especially in competitive environments - I only had about 4 or 5 competitors to worry about, not 21. You are such a moron - if you are going to highly criticize a manager then you had better be sure you know what you're talking about -do you?????? That's what so great about you armchair critics, you moan and moan and moan without knowing enough about the subject and then express innocence when change happens. Crowds have slumped because of idiots like you. You're not a fan you're a Muppet. So, those are my credentials - now please tell me how you are qualified to decide that a new manager will definitely take us into League One this season, because that is the absolute minimum that I now expect. The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT! Sid Snakey
  • Score: -3

2:21pm Mon 27 Jan 14

oldun says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
@oldun

I've achieved a fair bit actually. Have run a company, and have separately been a manager of a team of people about the size of a football team being the major relevant ones. Relevant because I know how difficult it is to manage a group of people in a highly competitive environment. I know how management is not a science. I know that you try and put all the right ingredients together and sometimes you have absolute magic results and sometimes (often for reasons outside your control) you don't have the expected results - again especially in competitive environments - I only had about 4 or 5 competitors to worry about, not 21.

You are such a moron - if you are going to highly criticize a manager then you had better be sure you know what you're talking about -do you?????? That's what so great about you armchair critics, you moan and moan and moan without knowing enough about the subject and then express innocence when change happens.

Crowds have slumped because of idiots like you. You're not a fan you're a Muppet.

So, those are my credentials - now please tell me how you are qualified to decide that a new manager will definitely take us into League One this season, because that is the absolute minimum that I now expect.

The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!
I wish that my chuckling could be seen. A very bright alpha chap should guess that I very much look forward to seeing you getting annoyed on here (insults and all) . Despite what another 'party man' said of me , I very much hope that my inevitable regular commenting about our next manager will be of the 'thumbs up' variety. I am a great fan of United. Have a superb day
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: @oldun I've achieved a fair bit actually. Have run a company, and have separately been a manager of a team of people about the size of a football team being the major relevant ones. Relevant because I know how difficult it is to manage a group of people in a highly competitive environment. I know how management is not a science. I know that you try and put all the right ingredients together and sometimes you have absolute magic results and sometimes (often for reasons outside your control) you don't have the expected results - again especially in competitive environments - I only had about 4 or 5 competitors to worry about, not 21. You are such a moron - if you are going to highly criticize a manager then you had better be sure you know what you're talking about -do you?????? That's what so great about you armchair critics, you moan and moan and moan without knowing enough about the subject and then express innocence when change happens. Crowds have slumped because of idiots like you. You're not a fan you're a Muppet. So, those are my credentials - now please tell me how you are qualified to decide that a new manager will definitely take us into League One this season, because that is the absolute minimum that I now expect. The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT![/p][/quote]I wish that my chuckling could be seen. A very bright alpha chap should guess that I very much look forward to seeing you getting annoyed on here (insults and all) . Despite what another 'party man' said of me , I very much hope that my inevitable regular commenting about our next manager will be of the 'thumbs up' variety. I am a great fan of United. Have a superb day oldun
  • Score: 1

3:37pm Mon 27 Jan 14

adlibber says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated.

Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means.

"Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position.

"Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder.

The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER!

Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response.

Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot.

Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might.

I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?!

I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah.

Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled.

It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs.

The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder.

How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season?

Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:-

"The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".
Funniest post I've read in ages. cheers.... I like the way you've removed the last 2 years of play off spots missed by a series of winless games under your hero Wilder too. If we fall out of promotion or play off spot this season I'm afraid your man wilder has to take some responsibility for that because he manufactured a move away at a crucial time by behaving like a spoilt brat and expected a renewed contract without achieving anything this season. Lenagan acted in the best interests of the club and wanted to see if Wilder won promotion. Wilder threw his dummy out and has left the club so we have to move on.
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated. Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means. "Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position. "Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder. The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER! Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response. Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot. Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might. I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?! I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah. Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled. It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs. The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder. How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season? Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:- "The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".[/p][/quote]Funniest post I've read in ages. cheers.... I like the way you've removed the last 2 years of play off spots missed by a series of winless games under your hero Wilder too. If we fall out of promotion or play off spot this season I'm afraid your man wilder has to take some responsibility for that because he manufactured a move away at a crucial time by behaving like a spoilt brat and expected a renewed contract without achieving anything this season. Lenagan acted in the best interests of the club and wanted to see if Wilder won promotion. Wilder threw his dummy out and has left the club so we have to move on. adlibber
  • Score: 5

4:05pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Sid Snakey says...

@oldun @adlibber

The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!
@oldun @adlibber The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT! Sid Snakey
  • Score: -6

4:42pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Pherky says...

How unprofessional was all that. I bet Swindon are laughing loud at the moment.
Chairmen and Manager should be above all this. Lets hope the air is now clear and the players can just get on with it.
This has been simmering for a long time.
How unprofessional was all that. I bet Swindon are laughing loud at the moment. Chairmen and Manager should be above all this. Lets hope the air is now clear and the players can just get on with it. This has been simmering for a long time. Pherky
  • Score: -1

4:46pm Mon 27 Jan 14

oldun says...

Pherky wrote:
How unprofessional was all that. I bet Swindon are laughing loud at the moment.
Chairmen and Manager should be above all this. Lets hope the air is now clear and the players can just get on with it.
This has been simmering for a long time.
Well done to IL - can't see how he acted unprofessionally. How was he unprofessional?
[quote][p][bold]Pherky[/bold] wrote: How unprofessional was all that. I bet Swindon are laughing loud at the moment. Chairmen and Manager should be above all this. Lets hope the air is now clear and the players can just get on with it. This has been simmering for a long time.[/p][/quote]Well done to IL - can't see how he acted unprofessionally. How was he unprofessional? oldun
  • Score: 3

5:21pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Yellowlines says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated.

Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means.

"Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position.

"Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder.

The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER!

Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response.

Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot.

Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might.

I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?!

I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah.

Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled.

It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs.

The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder.

How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season?

Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:-

"The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".
I am surprised you call yourself a muppet with that drivel.
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated. Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means. "Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position. "Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder. The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER! Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response. Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot. Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might. I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?! I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah. Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled. It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs. The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder. How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season? Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:- "The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".[/p][/quote]I am surprised you call yourself a muppet with that drivel. Yellowlines
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Yellowlines says...

oldun wrote:
Sid Snakey wrote:
@Oldun

Are you deliberately trying to be stupid or is it just happening by accident?

"Much more importantly - he is not here because of IL - and not because of nobodies at OUFCS like me - IL would not on Friday offer him a 3.5 year deal (would you have?) "

I love this mentality. I love the way you whistle innocently to yourself as a manager bites the dust and then deny all responsibility for it. Each and every one of you who has posted negatively on these forums, or boo'd at matches, or chanted "Wilder Out", or stopped going to matches, or phoned Radio Oxford and had a moan - each of you will deny having any responsibility for the manager leaving, because after all, Lenegan is the chairman and it's his call.

That's great, since it now leaves you free to moan at the new manager, since you didn't choose him. It won't be your fault if we lose our unbeaten run on Tuesday either, right?

In fact nothing's ever your fault is it? Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl, or do you just enjoy standing outside the tent and pi55ing in on top of those who are working hard to try and improve things?
"Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl,"

Right Sid Snakey

"What have YOU achieved of any significance? "

My guess is that you won't answer that

I am sill waiting to hear of your credentials as a football manager - as mine (according to you) prevent me from making any comment (unless I agree with you?)

Despite my stupidity I will continue to appraise (however ignorantly) any manager of OUFC

No need to be in Mensa to KNOW that Chris has left because of IL's recent action (which I happen to support) - not because of insignificant folk (to OUFC or you) like liitle old me

SID - three questions in response to your pleasant remarks
"What have YOU achieved of any significance? "
"What idea of you got of senior football management?" - credentials, please
"Why have United's crowds slumped so , so much since the end of the 2011-12 season?"
Steady Oldun, don't let the moron wind you up. He won't reply to your very sound reasoning.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: @Oldun Are you deliberately trying to be stupid or is it just happening by accident? "Much more importantly - he is not here because of IL - and not because of nobodies at OUFCS like me - IL would not on Friday offer him a 3.5 year deal (would you have?) " I love this mentality. I love the way you whistle innocently to yourself as a manager bites the dust and then deny all responsibility for it. Each and every one of you who has posted negatively on these forums, or boo'd at matches, or chanted "Wilder Out", or stopped going to matches, or phoned Radio Oxford and had a moan - each of you will deny having any responsibility for the manager leaving, because after all, Lenegan is the chairman and it's his call. That's great, since it now leaves you free to moan at the new manager, since you didn't choose him. It won't be your fault if we lose our unbeaten run on Tuesday either, right? In fact nothing's ever your fault is it? Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl, or do you just enjoy standing outside the tent and pi55ing in on top of those who are working hard to try and improve things?[/p][/quote]"Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl," Right Sid Snakey "What have YOU achieved of any significance? " My guess is that you won't answer that I am sill waiting to hear of your credentials as a football manager - as mine (according to you) prevent me from making any comment (unless I agree with you?) Despite my stupidity I will continue to appraise (however ignorantly) any manager of OUFC No need to be in Mensa to KNOW that Chris has left because of IL's recent action (which I happen to support) - not because of insignificant folk (to OUFC or you) like liitle old me SID - three questions in response to your pleasant remarks "What have YOU achieved of any significance? " "What idea of you got of senior football management?" - credentials, please "Why have United's crowds slumped so , so much since the end of the 2011-12 season?"[/p][/quote]Steady Oldun, don't let the moron wind you up. He won't reply to your very sound reasoning. Yellowlines
  • Score: 4

5:35pm Mon 27 Jan 14

A Scroat says...

Yellowlines wrote:
oldun wrote:
Sid Snakey wrote:
@Oldun

Are you deliberately trying to be stupid or is it just happening by accident?

"Much more importantly - he is not here because of IL - and not because of nobodies at OUFCS like me - IL would not on Friday offer him a 3.5 year deal (would you have?) "

I love this mentality. I love the way you whistle innocently to yourself as a manager bites the dust and then deny all responsibility for it. Each and every one of you who has posted negatively on these forums, or boo'd at matches, or chanted "Wilder Out", or stopped going to matches, or phoned Radio Oxford and had a moan - each of you will deny having any responsibility for the manager leaving, because after all, Lenegan is the chairman and it's his call.

That's great, since it now leaves you free to moan at the new manager, since you didn't choose him. It won't be your fault if we lose our unbeaten run on Tuesday either, right?

In fact nothing's ever your fault is it? Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl, or do you just enjoy standing outside the tent and pi55ing in on top of those who are working hard to try and improve things?
"Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl,"

Right Sid Snakey

"What have YOU achieved of any significance? "

My guess is that you won't answer that

I am sill waiting to hear of your credentials as a football manager - as mine (according to you) prevent me from making any comment (unless I agree with you?)

Despite my stupidity I will continue to appraise (however ignorantly) any manager of OUFC

No need to be in Mensa to KNOW that Chris has left because of IL's recent action (which I happen to support) - not because of insignificant folk (to OUFC or you) like liitle old me

SID - three questions in response to your pleasant remarks
"What have YOU achieved of any significance? "
"What idea of you got of senior football management?" - credentials, please
"Why have United's crowds slumped so , so much since the end of the 2011-12 season?"
Steady Oldun, don't let the moron wind you up. He won't reply to your very sound reasoning.
I agree. Oldun has got it right. The other muppet must be wearing rose tinted glasses. Perhaps he has appreciated mediocrity. Anyway Sid, step up the medication a bit and good luck with your life in the dark.
[quote][p][bold]Yellowlines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: @Oldun Are you deliberately trying to be stupid or is it just happening by accident? "Much more importantly - he is not here because of IL - and not because of nobodies at OUFCS like me - IL would not on Friday offer him a 3.5 year deal (would you have?) " I love this mentality. I love the way you whistle innocently to yourself as a manager bites the dust and then deny all responsibility for it. Each and every one of you who has posted negatively on these forums, or boo'd at matches, or chanted "Wilder Out", or stopped going to matches, or phoned Radio Oxford and had a moan - each of you will deny having any responsibility for the manager leaving, because after all, Lenegan is the chairman and it's his call. That's great, since it now leaves you free to moan at the new manager, since you didn't choose him. It won't be your fault if we lose our unbeaten run on Tuesday either, right? In fact nothing's ever your fault is it? Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl, or do you just enjoy standing outside the tent and pi55ing in on top of those who are working hard to try and improve things?[/p][/quote]"Have you ever achieved anything of any significance Oldun or BigAl," Right Sid Snakey "What have YOU achieved of any significance? " My guess is that you won't answer that I am sill waiting to hear of your credentials as a football manager - as mine (according to you) prevent me from making any comment (unless I agree with you?) Despite my stupidity I will continue to appraise (however ignorantly) any manager of OUFC No need to be in Mensa to KNOW that Chris has left because of IL's recent action (which I happen to support) - not because of insignificant folk (to OUFC or you) like liitle old me SID - three questions in response to your pleasant remarks "What have YOU achieved of any significance? " "What idea of you got of senior football management?" - credentials, please "Why have United's crowds slumped so , so much since the end of the 2011-12 season?"[/p][/quote]Steady Oldun, don't let the moron wind you up. He won't reply to your very sound reasoning.[/p][/quote]I agree. Oldun has got it right. The other muppet must be wearing rose tinted glasses. Perhaps he has appreciated mediocrity. Anyway Sid, step up the medication a bit and good luck with your life in the dark. A Scroat
  • Score: 5

5:53pm Mon 27 Jan 14

South Upper 87 says...

I think we all knew it was time for change. Wilder could not abide by his agreement with the chairman as he was so absorbed with the financial outlook. I think the chairman was getting a bit frustrated with the manager's forthright manner. The fans are split, it has to be said more than fifty fifty regarding our home form. And according to Duberry on Rad Ox today, although he thought Wilder was a pretty good football manager, he lacked man management.

Anyway it is a new dawn for the fans and the club. It's a shame that Wilder has divided the club and supporters so much, which has overshadowed his achievements.
I think we all knew it was time for change. Wilder could not abide by his agreement with the chairman as he was so absorbed with the financial outlook. I think the chairman was getting a bit frustrated with the manager's forthright manner. The fans are split, it has to be said more than fifty fifty regarding our home form. And according to Duberry on Rad Ox today, although he thought Wilder was a pretty good football manager, he lacked man management. Anyway it is a new dawn for the fans and the club. It's a shame that Wilder has divided the club and supporters so much, which has overshadowed his achievements. South Upper 87
  • Score: 4

6:08pm Mon 27 Jan 14

village lad says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated.

Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means.

"Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position.

"Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder.

The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER!

Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response.

Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot.

Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might.

I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?!

I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah.

Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled.

It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs.

The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder.

How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season?

Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:-

"The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".
What a plonker you really are Rodney
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated. Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means. "Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position. "Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder. The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER! Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response. Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot. Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might. I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?! I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah. Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled. It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs. The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder. How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season? Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:- "The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".[/p][/quote]What a plonker you really are Rodney village lad
  • Score: 2

6:51pm Mon 27 Jan 14

oxcidental says...

Dave Kitson wll be used to help out until end of season.....He will be our Inspector Morse with Lewis.... COYY !!!!!
Dave Kitson wll be used to help out until end of season.....He will be our Inspector Morse with Lewis.... COYY !!!!! oxcidental
  • Score: -2

7:57pm Mon 27 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

South Upper 87 wrote:
I think we all knew it was time for change. Wilder could not abide by his agreement with the chairman as he was so absorbed with the financial outlook. I think the chairman was getting a bit frustrated with the manager's forthright manner. The fans are split, it has to be said more than fifty fifty regarding our home form. And according to Duberry on Rad Ox today, although he thought Wilder was a pretty good football manager, he lacked man management.

Anyway it is a new dawn for the fans and the club. It's a shame that Wilder has divided the club and supporters so much, which has overshadowed his achievements.
I agree with this completely, perhaps our new man whoever he may be might tap into Dubes knowledge of playing the modern game and get rid of Melville at the same time, not sure about Lewis and his contribution if any, perhaps others know more of what he does on the bench.

Not very long left in the transfer window so let's hope IL has both a man in mind and strikers on the end of a phone ready and waiting.
[quote][p][bold]South Upper 87[/bold] wrote: I think we all knew it was time for change. Wilder could not abide by his agreement with the chairman as he was so absorbed with the financial outlook. I think the chairman was getting a bit frustrated with the manager's forthright manner. The fans are split, it has to be said more than fifty fifty regarding our home form. And according to Duberry on Rad Ox today, although he thought Wilder was a pretty good football manager, he lacked man management. Anyway it is a new dawn for the fans and the club. It's a shame that Wilder has divided the club and supporters so much, which has overshadowed his achievements.[/p][/quote]I agree with this completely, perhaps our new man whoever he may be might tap into Dubes knowledge of playing the modern game and get rid of Melville at the same time, not sure about Lewis and his contribution if any, perhaps others know more of what he does on the bench. Not very long left in the transfer window so let's hope IL has both a man in mind and strikers on the end of a phone ready and waiting. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 3

9:45pm Mon 27 Jan 14

HopefulOx says...

With Mr Wilder leaving I thought I’d add a rare comment …
I have some mixed feelings towards the recent news, for me CW is a legend for Oxford there is no doubt about that he pulled of some results that were by no means expected even this seasons away record…,but he seemed to be limited in idea’s on occasions and he churned through good players seemingly destroying confidence his track record for knee jerk loans is terrible “Ryan Doble , Ricky Sappleton to name a few” – he is still a good impact manager and I reckon he’ll keep Northampton up and probably haunt us a few times in the future.
Should he of gone ? – I say yes
CW admitted himself that he’d become stale, his relationship with IL is clearly strained.
IL has messed about with a contract offer – but I think he was right to do so (but CW is a family man and doesn’t need uncertainty) , I think CW was after a strong backing for the January window and IL wasn’t willing to do so – this is also fair enough , the deal was that the squad would contain youth players – and CW was reluctant to use them
I think the time is right for a “freshen up” we have a good squad they just need picking up.
I think IL should be ashamed of the whole affair he made our club look like an amateur set up by washing the linen in the open like he did…. Now is the time to back up his “so called” ambition for the club , who will he hire? The early favourate is Martin Allen …this would be wrong , his recently CV shows nothing but upset and poor results.
With Mr Wilder leaving I thought I’d add a rare comment … I have some mixed feelings towards the recent news, for me CW is a legend for Oxford there is no doubt about that he pulled of some results that were by no means expected even this seasons away record…,but he seemed to be limited in idea’s on occasions and he churned through good players seemingly destroying confidence his track record for knee jerk loans is terrible “Ryan Doble , Ricky Sappleton to name a few” – he is still a good impact manager and I reckon he’ll keep Northampton up and probably haunt us a few times in the future. Should he of gone ? – I say yes CW admitted himself that he’d become stale, his relationship with IL is clearly strained. IL has messed about with a contract offer – but I think he was right to do so (but CW is a family man and doesn’t need uncertainty) , I think CW was after a strong backing for the January window and IL wasn’t willing to do so – this is also fair enough , the deal was that the squad would contain youth players – and CW was reluctant to use them I think the time is right for a “freshen up” we have a good squad they just need picking up. I think IL should be ashamed of the whole affair he made our club look like an amateur set up by washing the linen in the open like he did…. Now is the time to back up his “so called” ambition for the club , who will he hire? The early favourate is Martin Allen …this would be wrong , his recently CV shows nothing but upset and poor results. HopefulOx
  • Score: -1

9:48pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Taff Ewe says...

oldun wrote:
Sid Snakey wrote:
For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated.

Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means.

"Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position.

"Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder.

The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER!

Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response.

Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot.

Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might.

I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?!

I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah.

Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled.

It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs.

The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder.

How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season?

Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:-

"The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".
"vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football "management"

Hope that you are not being arrogant

What is your experience of senior club management which makes you able to give out praise ?

I bet all of your many pals who support other clubs don't button their lips - do they?

I won't be commenting on the work of the new manage r - until after a honeymoon period

Whilst I stop commenting on the management of OUFC , do you also wish to tell me to stop commenting on the UK government- because I HAVE NOT THE FAINTEST IDEA ABOUT SENIOR MANAGEMENT IN RUNNING A COUNTRY?

What is your experience of senior club management which makes you able to give out praise ? Which clubs? Which years?
Some people have VERY short memories. Ian Atkins is the only manager to show any signs of success between Denis Smith and Wilder. It has taken over 10 years to get back to that point and we are back in a VERY similar situation.

Those muppets who "support" OUFC need to step away from the club if they really love it. Stability and progression is more important than immediate success.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: For me personally, this is a very sad day for Oxford United. I also feel very angry and frustrated. Some people are saying "maybe it was time", but I completely disagree, and I think people should reconsider what that actually means. "Maybe it was time" means that we are all fed up with hearing from a very silly, ignorant, vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football management, but by their constant heaping of scorn upon Chris Wilder for every perceived mistake they have eventually managed to get their way by removing a very good manager from his position. "Maybe it was time" means that we no longer have to listen to them carping on about Wilder. The problem is, now was ABSOLUTELY NOT THE FLIPPING TIME TO BE SWAPPING OUT OUR MANAGER! Make no mistake about it, Chris Wilder is no longer here because of the likes of Oldun, BigAlBiker, Richard Wickson, etc. Our chairman would have offered Chris a new contract, but knew he could not do that because of the Muppet's response. Well - you got what you wanted guys. We have handed our long-term manager to a local rival team at the bottom of the table. Whilst you think you have done a good job, I would say do did bleedin' Judas Iscariot. Fans of every single League Two club, apart from you morons, are looking at these headlines this morning and scratching their heads, and well they might. I suppose the great news is that we are now definitely going to get automatic promotion now, right guys?! I mean, Wilder was such a clueless moron, that if he with his very limited management capabilities was able to get us to 6th in the table, then presumably a new "proper", "decent" manager will take this team and storm the league now, with "attacking" intent and "clever substitutions" and be able to "properly coach the forwards" etc etc blah blah blah. Well I certainly hope you're right. We have to hope now that the same Chairman who recruited Wilder to get us out of the Conference can recruit a manager to get us into League One. We're HOPING, because we've gambled. It really worries me that our "muppet fans" (and everyone reading this knows exactly what I mean) have this influence over the club, where they from time to time get rid of perfectly good managers because it suits their idiotic beliefs. The last time this happened it was Ian Atkins and we all know what happened next. I place direct blame for our fall into the Conference and our years there on those "muppet fans". Oh I know you will scream blue murder at me for saying that, but it's much more based on fact than your ridiculous assertions about Chris Wilder. How are the Muppets going to feel if we lose our unbeaten away record against Exeter on Tuesday? How are the muppets going to feel if we slip outside of the top 7 spots for the first time this season? Having had a season of "Oldun's" posts always ending with "Top 3 at the end of the season is all that matters", I propose that I now end all my posts as follows:- "The Muppets got rid of our manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!".[/p][/quote]"vocal minority who have not the faintest idea about senior football "management" Hope that you are not being arrogant What is your experience of senior club management which makes you able to give out praise ? I bet all of your many pals who support other clubs don't button their lips - do they? I won't be commenting on the work of the new manage r - until after a honeymoon period Whilst I stop commenting on the management of OUFC , do you also wish to tell me to stop commenting on the UK government- because I HAVE NOT THE FAINTEST IDEA ABOUT SENIOR MANAGEMENT IN RUNNING A COUNTRY? What is your experience of senior club management which makes you able to give out praise ? Which clubs? Which years?[/p][/quote]Some people have VERY short memories. Ian Atkins is the only manager to show any signs of success between Denis Smith and Wilder. It has taken over 10 years to get back to that point and we are back in a VERY similar situation. Those muppets who "support" OUFC need to step away from the club if they really love it. Stability and progression is more important than immediate success. Taff Ewe
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7:10am Tue 28 Jan 14

adlibber says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
@oldun @adlibber

The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT!
Another one of Wilder's little helpers requiring a pair of new glasses without the rose tint on them. I suspect you can't wait for us to lose the next couple of games so you can say I told you so eh? Proper supporter you.
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: @oldun @adlibber The Muppets got rid of another good manager - Our away record must remain intact, home performances must be fantastic, and automatic promotion is the minimum we can now expect....otherwise Muppets OUT![/p][/quote]Another one of Wilder's little helpers requiring a pair of new glasses without the rose tint on them. I suspect you can't wait for us to lose the next couple of games so you can say I told you so eh? Proper supporter you. adlibber
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7:16am Tue 28 Jan 14

dant40 says...

He be ok. He will have Chris Hackett there waiting.
He be ok. He will have Chris Hackett there waiting. dant40
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4:31pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Pherky says...

oldun wrote:
Pherky wrote:
How unprofessional was all that. I bet Swindon are laughing loud at the moment.
Chairmen and Manager should be above all this. Lets hope the air is now clear and the players can just get on with it.
This has been simmering for a long time.
Well done to IL - can't see how he acted unprofessionally. How was he unprofessional?
Why would air all that in public until you new all the facts i meant. Obviously your not a wilder fan but you and I don't know what goes on between them.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pherky[/bold] wrote: How unprofessional was all that. I bet Swindon are laughing loud at the moment. Chairmen and Manager should be above all this. Lets hope the air is now clear and the players can just get on with it. This has been simmering for a long time.[/p][/quote]Well done to IL - can't see how he acted unprofessionally. How was he unprofessional?[/p][/quote]Why would air all that in public until you new all the facts i meant. Obviously your not a wilder fan but you and I don't know what goes on between them. Pherky
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