Oxford Utd 2 (Newey 39, Connolly 56) AFC Wimbledon 1 (Wyke 74)

Witney Gazette: Oxford Utd 2 (Newey 39, Connolly 56) AFC Wimbledon 1 (Wyke 74) Oxford Utd 2 (Newey 39, Connolly 56) AFC Wimbledon 1 (Wyke 74)

DAVID Connolly came off the bench to enjoy a memorable debut as his goal gave Oxford United victory over AFC Wimbledon.

The experienced striker, signed on deadline day, showed a touch of class to lift the ball over goalkeeper Ross Worner from 25 yards with his first chance in a yellow shirt.

Connolly lifted United, who had been short of their best despite going in ahead at the break thanks to Tom Newey's header.

Charlie Wyke pulled a goal back to make the final stages more uncomfortable than they might have been, but United held on.

Coming a week after winning 1-0 against Torquay United, it was the first time they had won successive home games since August 2012.

There was some doubt over the game going ahead, but the pitch passed a precautionary inspection in the morning.

It was playable, but heavy, and a gusty wind contributed to difficult playing conditions.

Wimbledon, playing into the breeze in the first half, did not seem to have too many problems, though, as they made a bright start.

Danny Hylton headed Barry Fuller's fourth-minute cross wide, while Ryan Clarke saved Sammy Moore's free-kick shortly afterwards.

United made one enforced change, with Matt Bevans making a first league start in place of the injured Michael Raynes.

New signing Connolly had to make do with a place on the bench, where Dave Kitson also returned to the squad after injury.

It was Mickey Lewis' first home game in caretaker charge and he will not have been pleased with a sluggish first half display.

The hosts had difficulty getting out of their own half in the first 20 minutes.

Things improved slightly as the half wore on, but it took until just after the half hour mark for them to forge a meaningful attempt on goal.

Sean Rigg, again looking out of sorts on the right before picking up an injury, cut in off the flank and curled a cross for Josh Ruffels to head just wide.

When United took the lead six minutes before the break, it came via a helping hand from Wimbledon.

Bevans got forward on the right, but his hesitancy in crossing allowed Harry Pell to shepherd the ball towards the goal line. Inexplicably, the midfielder touched it out, conceding a corner.

From the set piece Danny Rose whipped in a delivery which was perfect for Newey's run and the full back headed in at the near post.

Despite the lead, United had looked below par.

Lewis responded at the break by bringing on Connolly for Rigg, which had a dramatic effect.

The striker, signed on loan from Portsmouth 24 hours earlier, took just 11 minutes to announce himself to the home fans.

Constable laid off to Ruffles on the halfway line and the midfielder instantly played a through ball for Connolly.

He may be 36, but the veteran showed an impressive turn of pace to get between two defenders, before expertly lobbing the onrushing Worner.

The ex-Republic of Ireland international's introduction had an impact on his new teammates, who also looked brighter.

Constable quickly showed good strength to hold off two players and tee up Smalley, who lashed a shot just wide with Worner well beaten.

Wimbledon boss made attacking changes, but the home side were in control until a defensive mistake 16 minutes from time.

David Hunt's attempted header back to Clarke fell for Wyke, who bundled in on the rebound after the goalkeeper had saved the first effort.

It was the first league goal United had conceded in 2014 and set up a tense finish.

Wimbledon pushed hard, particularly in five minutes added on, but the home side held on for a precious victory.

Oxford Utd: Clarke, Bevans, Hunt, Mullins, Newey, Rigg (Connolly ht), Wroe, Rose, Ruffels, Smalley, Constable (Kitson 82).

Unused subs: Henly, Davies, Marsh, Long, O'Dowda.

Wimbledon: Worner, Jones, Antwi (Arthur 65), Bennett, Fuller, S Moore, Morris (Midson 79), Pell, Fenlon (Sainte-Luce 65), Wyke, Hylton.

Unused subs: Brown, L Moore, Sheringham, Francomb.

Referee: Andy D'Urso (Essex).

Attendance: 5,748 (693 visitors).

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6:50pm Sat 1 Feb 14

ralphington89 says...

I see all the stay away fans under the Wilder regime came flooding back today!
I see all the stay away fans under the Wilder regime came flooding back today! ralphington89
  • Score: 7

6:59pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Pherky says...

Nice to see some movement in the box for Tom Newey's Goal and what a great goal form Dave Connolly. Really enjoyed going today.
Nice to see some movement in the box for Tom Newey's Goal and what a great goal form Dave Connolly. Really enjoyed going today. Pherky
  • Score: 9

7:03pm Sat 1 Feb 14

oldun says...

ralphington89 wrote:
I see all the stay away fans under the Wilder regime came flooding back today!
Season ticket holders always counted - looked like many of them near me came back
[quote][p][bold]ralphington89[/bold] wrote: I see all the stay away fans under the Wilder regime came flooding back today![/p][/quote]Season ticket holders always counted - looked like many of them near me came back oldun
  • Score: 3

7:04pm Sat 1 Feb 14

South Upper 87 says...

Well I suppose you could say it was quite a good day at the office. Defence looked pretty good seeing as we were two central defenders short, the new man if he continues like that is going to be a definite asset. Kitson came back from injury and even though he only played for thirteen minutes, he never got booked. About six hundred of the well documented 'missing thousand' turned up and for the first time in ages even the crowd were behind the team. With the wind and sticky pitch it was clear that it was never going to be a classic, all credit to visitors they were up for it. If they had scored first it could have been very different, however the more the game went on the stronger we looked. Good support from the visiting fans, and three points for us with other teams around dropping points. Seemed to be''spot the next manager'' in the SSU as well.
Was not going on tuesday, but after today will be setting the sat nav for Manchester.
Well I suppose you could say it was quite a good day at the office. Defence looked pretty good seeing as we were two central defenders short, the new man if he continues like that is going to be a definite asset. Kitson came back from injury and even though he only played for thirteen minutes, he never got booked. About six hundred of the well documented 'missing thousand' turned up and for the first time in ages even the crowd were behind the team. With the wind and sticky pitch it was clear that it was never going to be a classic, all credit to visitors they were up for it. If they had scored first it could have been very different, however the more the game went on the stronger we looked. Good support from the visiting fans, and three points for us with other teams around dropping points. Seemed to be''spot the next manager'' in the SSU as well. Was not going on tuesday, but after today will be setting the sat nav for Manchester. South Upper 87
  • Score: 9

7:07pm Sat 1 Feb 14

oldun says...

Hope we will never get the "we would not have done this under Chris" or the opposite "we would have done this under Chris" - of course it will come and when it does it will be impossible to prove one way or the other. Stay in the top 3 United - avoid the playoff lottery .
Hope we will never get the "we would not have done this under Chris" or the opposite "we would have done this under Chris" - of course it will come and when it does it will be impossible to prove one way or the other. Stay in the top 3 United - avoid the playoff lottery . oldun
  • Score: -3

7:08pm Sat 1 Feb 14

dorsetyellows says...

Sorry didn't make it up from the south coast for todays match , but saw a 40 year old striker (kevin Phillips) come on and change the game and score for leicester against bournemouth , My point is that a david connolly at 36 still has a few years in him and the obvious quality to help take oxford UP THIS SEASON, good signing, pompeys loss.
Sorry didn't make it up from the south coast for todays match , but saw a 40 year old striker (kevin Phillips) come on and change the game and score for leicester against bournemouth , My point is that a david connolly at 36 still has a few years in him and the obvious quality to help take oxford UP THIS SEASON, good signing, pompeys loss. dorsetyellows
  • Score: 19

7:51pm Sat 1 Feb 14

dovepe says...

Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead!
Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead! dovepe
  • Score: 0

8:16pm Sat 1 Feb 14

South Upper 87 says...

dovepe wrote:
Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead!
Odd, I thought Smalley looked pretty good in the second half when he moved wide.
[quote][p][bold]dovepe[/bold] wrote: Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead![/p][/quote]Odd, I thought Smalley looked pretty good in the second half when he moved wide. South Upper 87
  • Score: 14

8:51pm Sat 1 Feb 14

BigAlBiker says...

dovepe wrote:
Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead!
I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack.

His time like Wilder's is up.

Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.
[quote][p][bold]dovepe[/bold] wrote: Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead![/p][/quote]I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack. His time like Wilder's is up. Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 0

8:57pm Sat 1 Feb 14

BigAlBiker says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
dovepe wrote:
Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead!
I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack.

His time like Wilder's is up.

Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.
Showed Smalley what a strikers role is.

I blame my typing on the beer.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dovepe[/bold] wrote: Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead![/p][/quote]I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack. His time like Wilder's is up. Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.[/p][/quote]Showed Smalley what a strikers role is. I blame my typing on the beer. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -11

9:41pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Davos P says...

We'll done to Lewis and the players who have all worked incredibly hard over the last few games. Good game for Newey. Great movement and finish and congratulations to Connolly for scoring on debut. We want more of the same at home!!
We'll done to Lewis and the players who have all worked incredibly hard over the last few games. Good game for Newey. Great movement and finish and congratulations to Connolly for scoring on debut. We want more of the same at home!! Davos P
  • Score: 20

7:59am Sun 2 Feb 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

Davos P wrote:
We'll done to Lewis and the players who have all worked incredibly hard over the last few games. Good game for Newey. Great movement and finish and congratulations to Connolly for scoring on debut. We want more of the same at home!!
And still the negative comments roll in after a home victory. Smalley is low on confidence and needs some support. Some of you lot really are morons. BigAlTriker, take a walk, your comments really are senseless, useless and foolish. If I remember correctly you said on Connelys signing; too old, too slow. Just an example of one of many pathetic posts. Well done to the super yellows, victory was much needed. Although Lewis isn't a fan favourite to take on the roll permanently, he's keeping the ship steady. We're lucky to have a long serving, loyal servant to the club doing this for us.
[quote][p][bold]Davos P[/bold] wrote: We'll done to Lewis and the players who have all worked incredibly hard over the last few games. Good game for Newey. Great movement and finish and congratulations to Connolly for scoring on debut. We want more of the same at home!![/p][/quote]And still the negative comments roll in after a home victory. Smalley is low on confidence and needs some support. Some of you lot really are morons. BigAlTriker, take a walk, your comments really are senseless, useless and foolish. If I remember correctly you said on Connelys signing; too old, too slow. Just an example of one of many pathetic posts. Well done to the super yellows, victory was much needed. Although Lewis isn't a fan favourite to take on the roll permanently, he's keeping the ship steady. We're lucky to have a long serving, loyal servant to the club doing this for us. EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 34

7:59am Sun 2 Feb 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

Davos P wrote:
We'll done to Lewis and the players who have all worked incredibly hard over the last few games. Good game for Newey. Great movement and finish and congratulations to Connolly for scoring on debut. We want more of the same at home!!
And still the negative comments roll in after a home victory. Smalley is low on confidence and needs some support. Some of you lot really are morons. BigAlTriker, take a walk, your comments really are senseless, useless and foolish. If I remember correctly you said on Connelys signing; too old, too slow. Just an example of one of many pathetic posts. Well done to the super yellows, victory was much needed. Although Lewis isn't a fan favourite to take on the roll permanently, he's keeping the ship steady. We're lucky to have a long serving, loyal servant to the club doing this for us.
[quote][p][bold]Davos P[/bold] wrote: We'll done to Lewis and the players who have all worked incredibly hard over the last few games. Good game for Newey. Great movement and finish and congratulations to Connolly for scoring on debut. We want more of the same at home!![/p][/quote]And still the negative comments roll in after a home victory. Smalley is low on confidence and needs some support. Some of you lot really are morons. BigAlTriker, take a walk, your comments really are senseless, useless and foolish. If I remember correctly you said on Connelys signing; too old, too slow. Just an example of one of many pathetic posts. Well done to the super yellows, victory was much needed. Although Lewis isn't a fan favourite to take on the roll permanently, he's keeping the ship steady. We're lucky to have a long serving, loyal servant to the club doing this for us. EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 7

9:14am Sun 2 Feb 14

Harry Stotle says...

Congratulations on signing our best player. Would you like to take our useless manager too?
Congratulations on signing our best player. Would you like to take our useless manager too? Harry Stotle
  • Score: 7

9:15am Sun 2 Feb 14

dovepe says...

Kitson and Connolly up front With JC playing just behind the front two.goals all day long.Me thinks
Kitson and Connolly up front With JC playing just behind the front two.goals all day long.Me thinks dovepe
  • Score: 2

10:04am Sun 2 Feb 14

Coyyellows says...

Negative big al again . You are a bitter old man . Sounds like you should spend more time in the pub ! I think you should go stay in the pub until closing please . What's it gona be next ? Smalley out ! On every thread? You obviously didn't see him play Tuesday night and in the 2nd half today . If you did you must of had those beer googles on
Negative big al again . You are a bitter old man . Sounds like you should spend more time in the pub ! I think you should go stay in the pub until closing please . What's it gona be next ? Smalley out ! On every thread? You obviously didn't see him play Tuesday night and in the 2nd half today . If you did you must of had those beer googles on Coyyellows
  • Score: 20

10:19am Sun 2 Feb 14

Pherky says...

Harry Stotle wrote:
Congratulations on signing our best player. Would you like to take our useless manager too?
He was your top scorer. Still strange things going on at Portsmouth.
[quote][p][bold]Harry Stotle[/bold] wrote: Congratulations on signing our best player. Would you like to take our useless manager too?[/p][/quote]He was your top scorer. Still strange things going on at Portsmouth. Pherky
  • Score: 4

10:25am Sun 2 Feb 14

BigYellowScarf says...

EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
Davos P wrote:
We'll done to Lewis and the players who have all worked incredibly hard over the last few games. Good game for Newey. Great movement and finish and congratulations to Connolly for scoring on debut. We want more of the same at home!!
And still the negative comments roll in after a home victory. Smalley is low on confidence and needs some support. Some of you lot really are morons. BigAlTriker, take a walk, your comments really are senseless, useless and foolish. If I remember correctly you said on Connelys signing; too old, too slow. Just an example of one of many pathetic posts. Well done to the super yellows, victory was much needed. Although Lewis isn't a fan favourite to take on the roll permanently, he's keeping the ship steady. We're lucky to have a long serving, loyal servant to the club doing this for us.
Well said, EastIlsley. I'd almost hypnotised myself into stopping reading these posts to avoid the grim (and pointless) negativity, but **** it I couldn't resist reading the reactions to yesterday.

I always stayed backing CW and think he did a good job for the club in many, many ways (not least setting the D.Connolly loan in motion, by the way), but in the end it pains me to say that he had to go because he'd become a divisive figure - and anything that divides a club to that extent is bad news. It was refreshing to have a united crowd yesterday. But how long will it be before the gripers and snipers are back at it? No time at all. I suppose we have to face the fact that moaners moan and gripers gripe - it's what they do in life. It would be good for us and the players and the staff to have a break from their corrosive, confidence-sapping attacks for a while, but it ain't going to happen. There are many things I could criticise about yesterday, many things I could have criticised about CW, but NOT while I see players and staff as passionately committed as the present lot (and CW, who worked his nuts off for the club). When I see them not caring (anyone remember periods in the late 90s and early 2000s?) I'll be on their backs like there's no tomorrow. But while they're trying their hearts out I'll stick right behind them. "United We Stand" may in some ways be a cheesy slogan but IT'S NOT WRONG - and the other half of the saying is of course absolutely true. Come on you yellows.
[quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davos P[/bold] wrote: We'll done to Lewis and the players who have all worked incredibly hard over the last few games. Good game for Newey. Great movement and finish and congratulations to Connolly for scoring on debut. We want more of the same at home!![/p][/quote]And still the negative comments roll in after a home victory. Smalley is low on confidence and needs some support. Some of you lot really are morons. BigAlTriker, take a walk, your comments really are senseless, useless and foolish. If I remember correctly you said on Connelys signing; too old, too slow. Just an example of one of many pathetic posts. Well done to the super yellows, victory was much needed. Although Lewis isn't a fan favourite to take on the roll permanently, he's keeping the ship steady. We're lucky to have a long serving, loyal servant to the club doing this for us.[/p][/quote]Well said, EastIlsley. I'd almost hypnotised myself into stopping reading these posts to avoid the grim (and pointless) negativity, but **** it I couldn't resist reading the reactions to yesterday. I always stayed backing CW and think he did a good job for the club in many, many ways (not least setting the D.Connolly loan in motion, by the way), but in the end it pains me to say that he had to go because he'd become a divisive figure - and anything that divides a club to that extent is bad news. It was refreshing to have a united crowd yesterday. But how long will it be before the gripers and snipers are back at it? No time at all. I suppose we have to face the fact that moaners moan and gripers gripe - it's what they do in life. It would be good for us and the players and the staff to have a break from their corrosive, confidence-sapping attacks for a while, but it ain't going to happen. There are many things I could criticise about yesterday, many things I could have criticised about CW, but NOT while I see players and staff as passionately committed as the present lot (and CW, who worked his nuts off for the club). When I see them not caring (anyone remember periods in the late 90s and early 2000s?) I'll be on their backs like there's no tomorrow. But while they're trying their hearts out I'll stick right behind them. "United We Stand" may in some ways be a cheesy slogan but IT'S NOT WRONG - and the other half of the saying is of course absolutely true. Come on you yellows. BigYellowScarf
  • Score: 22

10:39am Sun 2 Feb 14

oldun says...

BigYellowScarf wrote:
EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
Davos P wrote:
We'll done to Lewis and the players who have all worked incredibly hard over the last few games. Good game for Newey. Great movement and finish and congratulations to Connolly for scoring on debut. We want more of the same at home!!
And still the negative comments roll in after a home victory. Smalley is low on confidence and needs some support. Some of you lot really are morons. BigAlTriker, take a walk, your comments really are senseless, useless and foolish. If I remember correctly you said on Connelys signing; too old, too slow. Just an example of one of many pathetic posts. Well done to the super yellows, victory was much needed. Although Lewis isn't a fan favourite to take on the roll permanently, he's keeping the ship steady. We're lucky to have a long serving, loyal servant to the club doing this for us.
Well said, EastIlsley. I'd almost hypnotised myself into stopping reading these posts to avoid the grim (and pointless) negativity, but **** it I couldn't resist reading the reactions to yesterday.

I always stayed backing CW and think he did a good job for the club in many, many ways (not least setting the D.Connolly loan in motion, by the way), but in the end it pains me to say that he had to go because he'd become a divisive figure - and anything that divides a club to that extent is bad news. It was refreshing to have a united crowd yesterday. But how long will it be before the gripers and snipers are back at it? No time at all. I suppose we have to face the fact that moaners moan and gripers gripe - it's what they do in life. It would be good for us and the players and the staff to have a break from their corrosive, confidence-sapping attacks for a while, but it ain't going to happen. There are many things I could criticise about yesterday, many things I could have criticised about CW, but NOT while I see players and staff as passionately committed as the present lot (and CW, who worked his nuts off for the club). When I see them not caring (anyone remember periods in the late 90s and early 2000s?) I'll be on their backs like there's no tomorrow. But while they're trying their hearts out I'll stick right behind them. "United We Stand" may in some ways be a cheesy slogan but IT'S NOT WRONG - and the other half of the saying is of course absolutely true. Come on you yellows.
Working hard - yep, that' the very least I expect from the manager and players of any pro football club . Whilst I very much like what I saw of Chris (the occasional sniping at fans did not help him) , I hope that our next manager will do a lot better than he did over the past 24 months - this is a truly mediocre division. Working very hard - that 's what most of you guys seem to have to do (and what I did) - many of you in less well paid work and more boring occupations than football. Our next manager had better be a grafter (I suspect that IL will accept nothing less) . One of the boring thumbs down junkies signs off.
[quote][p][bold]BigYellowScarf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davos P[/bold] wrote: We'll done to Lewis and the players who have all worked incredibly hard over the last few games. Good game for Newey. Great movement and finish and congratulations to Connolly for scoring on debut. We want more of the same at home!![/p][/quote]And still the negative comments roll in after a home victory. Smalley is low on confidence and needs some support. Some of you lot really are morons. BigAlTriker, take a walk, your comments really are senseless, useless and foolish. If I remember correctly you said on Connelys signing; too old, too slow. Just an example of one of many pathetic posts. Well done to the super yellows, victory was much needed. Although Lewis isn't a fan favourite to take on the roll permanently, he's keeping the ship steady. We're lucky to have a long serving, loyal servant to the club doing this for us.[/p][/quote]Well said, EastIlsley. I'd almost hypnotised myself into stopping reading these posts to avoid the grim (and pointless) negativity, but **** it I couldn't resist reading the reactions to yesterday. I always stayed backing CW and think he did a good job for the club in many, many ways (not least setting the D.Connolly loan in motion, by the way), but in the end it pains me to say that he had to go because he'd become a divisive figure - and anything that divides a club to that extent is bad news. It was refreshing to have a united crowd yesterday. But how long will it be before the gripers and snipers are back at it? No time at all. I suppose we have to face the fact that moaners moan and gripers gripe - it's what they do in life. It would be good for us and the players and the staff to have a break from their corrosive, confidence-sapping attacks for a while, but it ain't going to happen. There are many things I could criticise about yesterday, many things I could have criticised about CW, but NOT while I see players and staff as passionately committed as the present lot (and CW, who worked his nuts off for the club). When I see them not caring (anyone remember periods in the late 90s and early 2000s?) I'll be on their backs like there's no tomorrow. But while they're trying their hearts out I'll stick right behind them. "United We Stand" may in some ways be a cheesy slogan but IT'S NOT WRONG - and the other half of the saying is of course absolutely true. Come on you yellows.[/p][/quote]Working hard - yep, that' the very least I expect from the manager and players of any pro football club . Whilst I very much like what I saw of Chris (the occasional sniping at fans did not help him) , I hope that our next manager will do a lot better than he did over the past 24 months - this is a truly mediocre division. Working very hard - that 's what most of you guys seem to have to do (and what I did) - many of you in less well paid work and more boring occupations than football. Our next manager had better be a grafter (I suspect that IL will accept nothing less) . One of the boring thumbs down junkies signs off. oldun
  • Score: -10

10:42am Sun 2 Feb 14

Bis4badger says...

Great result, and second half seemed to play with more confidence, those around me were supprised with DC's pace, and look forward to seeing more over the next couple of month's and possibly beyond!

When you see a so called experienced ref allocated to the game you normally think the game will be allowed to flow, Andy D'urso? The moment that made me realise I need to keep up with the rule changes, was when the linesman flagged offside from a throw-in a during the second half down in front of the AFC fans nd D'urso blows his whistle, time to get the ammendment updates!!!
Great result, and second half seemed to play with more confidence, those around me were supprised with DC's pace, and look forward to seeing more over the next couple of month's and possibly beyond! When you see a so called experienced ref allocated to the game you normally think the game will be allowed to flow, Andy D'urso? The moment that made me realise I need to keep up with the rule changes, was when the linesman flagged offside from a throw-in a during the second half down in front of the AFC fans nd D'urso blows his whistle, time to get the ammendment updates!!! Bis4badger
  • Score: 8

11:26am Sun 2 Feb 14

greengarden says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
dovepe wrote:
Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead!
I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack.

His time like Wilder's is up.

Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.
Hello BigAlTriker

Remember this - you posted this on news of Connolly's signing?? You really are a joke .....

To old
To Slow
Get's injured to much

Give TY Marsh a run.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dovepe[/bold] wrote: Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead![/p][/quote]I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack. His time like Wilder's is up. Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.[/p][/quote]Hello BigAlTriker Remember this - you posted this on news of Connolly's signing?? You really are a joke ..... To old To Slow Get's injured to much Give TY Marsh a run. greengarden
  • Score: 21

11:35am Sun 2 Feb 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

greengarden wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
dovepe wrote:
Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead!
I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack.

His time like Wilder's is up.

Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.
Hello BigAlTriker

Remember this - you posted this on news of Connolly's signing?? You really are a joke .....

To old
To Slow
Get's injured to much

Give TY Marsh a run.
Interesting reading the portsmouth news, the pompey fans now posting their true feelings on loaning Connely to us and they are actually gutted.
[quote][p][bold]greengarden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dovepe[/bold] wrote: Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead![/p][/quote]I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack. His time like Wilder's is up. Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.[/p][/quote]Hello BigAlTriker Remember this - you posted this on news of Connolly's signing?? You really are a joke ..... To old To Slow Get's injured to much Give TY Marsh a run.[/p][/quote]Interesting reading the portsmouth news, the pompey fans now posting their true feelings on loaning Connely to us and they are actually gutted. EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 8

12:44pm Sun 2 Feb 14

dovepe says...

Harry Stotle wrote:
Congratulations on signing our best player. Would you like to take our useless manager too?
Yes. He can take over from Smalley.
[quote][p][bold]Harry Stotle[/bold] wrote: Congratulations on signing our best player. Would you like to take our useless manager too?[/p][/quote]Yes. He can take over from Smalley. dovepe
  • Score: -3

2:16pm Sun 2 Feb 14

A Scroat says...

I watched the game and was impressed. Missed going for a month due to total frustration of Wilder/Constable etc. I am sure that DC and Kitson will see us through as long as they keep injury free and Kitson doesn't keep getting sent off. I don't think it matters wether Constable or Smalley play with them as neither have great consistency or skill.
I watched the game and was impressed. Missed going for a month due to total frustration of Wilder/Constable etc. I am sure that DC and Kitson will see us through as long as they keep injury free and Kitson doesn't keep getting sent off. I don't think it matters wether Constable or Smalley play with them as neither have great consistency or skill. A Scroat
  • Score: -4

5:10pm Sun 2 Feb 14

cheekychap72 says...

Hope Mickey Lewis use conolly and kitson to his advantage by training the forwards rather than like wilder did using a defender,
Hope Mickey Lewis use conolly and kitson to his advantage by training the forwards rather than like wilder did using a defender, cheekychap72
  • Score: 4

5:43pm Sun 2 Feb 14

87oufc says...

EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
greengarden wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
dovepe wrote:
Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead!
I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack.

His time like Wilder's is up.

Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.
Hello BigAlTriker

Remember this - you posted this on news of Connolly's signing?? You really are a joke .....

To old
To Slow
Get's injured to much

Give TY Marsh a run.
Interesting reading the portsmouth news, the pompey fans now posting their true feelings on loaning Connely to us and they are actually gutted.
When I read Connolly's credentials I had a gut feeling he would be good - I haven't seen yesterdays goal yet but on the radio he sounded like he played well.
A lot here had moaned that he's a has-been who is out of his prime and too old and has played rubbish for Portsmouth. But there is the difference, he's not playing for Pompey any more, he's not playing for an under-performing club where the moral is as low as you like.
Much like one starts a new job one would show what they are about. Connolly has joined a club with a chairman with his head on his shoulders, with the prospect of a new decent manager and so now is the chance to show what he's abut. Oxford aren't talking about relegation 3 points above the drop zone but 4 or so points away from top spot! (thank you Wilder).
Connolly has a good CV and I wouldn't be surprised if he signed after the loan ends.
[quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greengarden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dovepe[/bold] wrote: Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead![/p][/quote]I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack. His time like Wilder's is up. Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.[/p][/quote]Hello BigAlTriker Remember this - you posted this on news of Connolly's signing?? You really are a joke ..... To old To Slow Get's injured to much Give TY Marsh a run.[/p][/quote]Interesting reading the portsmouth news, the pompey fans now posting their true feelings on loaning Connely to us and they are actually gutted.[/p][/quote]When I read Connolly's credentials I had a gut feeling he would be good - I haven't seen yesterdays goal yet but on the radio he sounded like he played well. A lot here had moaned that he's a has-been who is out of his prime and too old and has played rubbish for Portsmouth. But there is the difference, he's not playing for Pompey any more, he's not playing for an under-performing club where the moral is as low as you like. Much like one starts a new job one would show what they are about. Connolly has joined a club with a chairman with his head on his shoulders, with the prospect of a new decent manager and so now is the chance to show what he's abut. Oxford aren't talking about relegation 3 points above the drop zone but 4 or so points away from top spot! (thank you Wilder). Connolly has a good CV and I wouldn't be surprised if he signed after the loan ends. 87oufc
  • Score: 3

6:11pm Sun 2 Feb 14

oldun says...

Awful keeping - whatever was the Wimbledon keeper doing out where he was when he conceded the second goal?
Awful keeping - whatever was the Wimbledon keeper doing out where he was when he conceded the second goal? oldun
  • Score: -11

6:29pm Sun 2 Feb 14

cheekychap72 says...

87oufc wrote:
EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
greengarden wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
dovepe wrote:
Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead!
I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack.

His time like Wilder's is up.

Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.
Hello BigAlTriker

Remember this - you posted this on news of Connolly's signing?? You really are a joke .....

To old
To Slow
Get's injured to much

Give TY Marsh a run.
Interesting reading the portsmouth news, the pompey fans now posting their true feelings on loaning Connely to us and they are actually gutted.
When I read Connolly's credentials I had a gut feeling he would be good - I haven't seen yesterdays goal yet but on the radio he sounded like he played well.
A lot here had moaned that he's a has-been who is out of his prime and too old and has played rubbish for Portsmouth. But there is the difference, he's not playing for Pompey any more, he's not playing for an under-performing club where the moral is as low as you like.
Much like one starts a new job one would show what they are about. Connolly has joined a club with a chairman with his head on his shoulders, with the prospect of a new decent manager and so now is the chance to show what he's abut. Oxford aren't talking about relegation 3 points above the drop zone but 4 or so points away from top spot! (thank you Wilder).
Connolly has a good CV and I wouldn't be surprised if he signed after the loan ends.
Connolly applied for the portsmouth job so maybe fell out from there according to portsmouth fans he willed be missed and he played well saturday and showed how to be a striker hes got 1yr left on contract at pompey cant see that happening and accrding to fans in the mansfield game he was there best playing.
[quote][p][bold]87oufc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greengarden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dovepe[/bold] wrote: Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead![/p][/quote]I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack. His time like Wilder's is up. Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.[/p][/quote]Hello BigAlTriker Remember this - you posted this on news of Connolly's signing?? You really are a joke ..... To old To Slow Get's injured to much Give TY Marsh a run.[/p][/quote]Interesting reading the portsmouth news, the pompey fans now posting their true feelings on loaning Connely to us and they are actually gutted.[/p][/quote]When I read Connolly's credentials I had a gut feeling he would be good - I haven't seen yesterdays goal yet but on the radio he sounded like he played well. A lot here had moaned that he's a has-been who is out of his prime and too old and has played rubbish for Portsmouth. But there is the difference, he's not playing for Pompey any more, he's not playing for an under-performing club where the moral is as low as you like. Much like one starts a new job one would show what they are about. Connolly has joined a club with a chairman with his head on his shoulders, with the prospect of a new decent manager and so now is the chance to show what he's abut. Oxford aren't talking about relegation 3 points above the drop zone but 4 or so points away from top spot! (thank you Wilder). Connolly has a good CV and I wouldn't be surprised if he signed after the loan ends.[/p][/quote]Connolly applied for the portsmouth job so maybe fell out from there according to portsmouth fans he willed be missed and he played well saturday and showed how to be a striker hes got 1yr left on contract at pompey cant see that happening and accrding to fans in the mansfield game he was there best playing. cheekychap72
  • Score: 0

6:43pm Sun 2 Feb 14

oldun says...

oldun wrote:
Awful keeping - whatever was the Wimbledon keeper doing out where he was when he conceded the second goal?
Sorry, sorry - great keeping - great idea to come out o the edge of the area when you might not reach the ball first - silly me (yet again) - says an addict of thumbs down
Great keeping
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: Awful keeping - whatever was the Wimbledon keeper doing out where he was when he conceded the second goal?[/p][/quote]Sorry, sorry - great keeping - great idea to come out o the edge of the area when you might not reach the ball first - silly me (yet again) - says an addict of thumbs down Great keeping oldun
  • Score: -11

7:13pm Sun 2 Feb 14

BigAlBiker says...

Blimey some of you lot don't like me do you? Am I not offered the chance to have an opinion? Is not football one of the most talked about sports in the country? It is, and my opinion is as valid as anybody else's.

What's more 45 minutes and a goal does not make a striker, yes a great start but I await further matches and goals before I will be convinced a 36 year old can make the big difference.

As for Mr Smalley, nope I don't like him, never did and won't change my mind.

Onwards and upwards I hope.
Blimey some of you lot don't like me do you? Am I not offered the chance to have an opinion? Is not football one of the most talked about sports in the country? It is, and my opinion is as valid as anybody else's. What's more 45 minutes and a goal does not make a striker, yes a great start but I await further matches and goals before I will be convinced a 36 year old can make the big difference. As for Mr Smalley, nope I don't like him, never did and won't change my mind. Onwards and upwards I hope. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -7

4:59am Mon 3 Feb 14

BenkiuGuasu says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
dovepe wrote:
Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead!
I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack.

His time like Wilder's is up.

Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.
"Too old...too slow...."
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dovepe[/bold] wrote: Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead![/p][/quote]I agree, not on the same planet as some of the others, and when he went back in the second half he back passed to Clarke almost game me a heart attack. His time like Wilder's is up. Connolly was a revelation, let's hope he can continue this sort of form, he certainly showed as alley what a strikers role should be.[/p][/quote]"Too old...too slow...." BenkiuGuasu
  • Score: 6

6:44am Mon 3 Feb 14

dovepe says...

South Upper 87 wrote:
dovepe wrote:
Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead!
Odd, I thought Smalley looked pretty good in the second half when he moved wide.
Odd I thought he was a Striker not a wide man.how many headers did he win.how many times did he hold on to the ball.sorry not good enough.
[quote][p][bold]South Upper 87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dovepe[/bold] wrote: Connolly,Phillips clever players.Smalley was shown up today by Connolly had not got a clue.play a one two and he stands still.the man is brain dead![/p][/quote]Odd, I thought Smalley looked pretty good in the second half when he moved wide.[/p][/quote]Odd I thought he was a Striker not a wide man.how many headers did he win.how many times did he hold on to the ball.sorry not good enough. dovepe
  • Score: 4

10:58am Mon 3 Feb 14

adlibber says...

The new manager bounce is working well so far - let's see where we are in 5 games time. Yes I'm cynical but we've been here before (last two seasons) so I'm not leaping on the trampoline just yet. We had a remarkable slice of fortune over weekend with so many results going our way. Having said that Lewis deserve credit for taking 4pts from his 2 games in charge. Just have to keep the momentum going now with no blips. Connolly could be the talisman for a promotion party. Onwards upwards and at them.
The new manager bounce is working well so far - let's see where we are in 5 games time. Yes I'm cynical but we've been here before (last two seasons) so I'm not leaping on the trampoline just yet. We had a remarkable slice of fortune over weekend with so many results going our way. Having said that Lewis deserve credit for taking 4pts from his 2 games in charge. Just have to keep the momentum going now with no blips. Connolly could be the talisman for a promotion party. Onwards upwards and at them. adlibber
  • Score: -4

11:56am Mon 3 Feb 14

doublehop says...

Harry Stotle wrote:
Congratulations on signing our best player. Would you like to take our useless manager too?
Sorry Harry we just got rid of one. FIRST back to back home wins in 18 months and the Wilder clones still think he did a good job. COYY
[quote][p][bold]Harry Stotle[/bold] wrote: Congratulations on signing our best player. Would you like to take our useless manager too?[/p][/quote]Sorry Harry we just got rid of one. FIRST back to back home wins in 18 months and the Wilder clones still think he did a good job. COYY doublehop
  • Score: -4

12:37pm Mon 3 Feb 14

TeddOx says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Blimey some of you lot don't like me do you? Am I not offered the chance to have an opinion? Is not football one of the most talked about sports in the country? It is, and my opinion is as valid as anybody else's.

What's more 45 minutes and a goal does not make a striker, yes a great start but I await further matches and goals before I will be convinced a 36 year old can make the big difference.

As for Mr Smalley, nope I don't like him, never did and won't change my mind.

Onwards and upwards I hope.
It's not that people don't like you - we don't know you. It's just that you post such a lot of **** on here, seemingly without engaging your brain. Your post game comments didn't even make reference to those negative ones you made on Connelly's signing.

We're not all claiming he's the answer to our problems - it's just that we are happy to give him a chance, rather than advocating the selection of a lightweight, unproven local player.

Maybe the fumes from your pizza delivery moped have seeped into your brain.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Blimey some of you lot don't like me do you? Am I not offered the chance to have an opinion? Is not football one of the most talked about sports in the country? It is, and my opinion is as valid as anybody else's. What's more 45 minutes and a goal does not make a striker, yes a great start but I await further matches and goals before I will be convinced a 36 year old can make the big difference. As for Mr Smalley, nope I don't like him, never did and won't change my mind. Onwards and upwards I hope.[/p][/quote]It's not that people don't like you - we don't know you. It's just that you post such a lot of **** on here, seemingly without engaging your brain. Your post game comments didn't even make reference to those negative ones you made on Connelly's signing. We're not all claiming he's the answer to our problems - it's just that we are happy to give him a chance, rather than advocating the selection of a lightweight, unproven local player. Maybe the fumes from your pizza delivery moped have seeped into your brain. TeddOx
  • Score: 3

2:03pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Sid Snakey says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Blimey some of you lot don't like me do you? Am I not offered the chance to have an opinion? Is not football one of the most talked about sports in the country? It is, and my opinion is as valid as anybody else's.

What's more 45 minutes and a goal does not make a striker, yes a great start but I await further matches and goals before I will be convinced a 36 year old can make the big difference.

As for Mr Smalley, nope I don't like him, never did and won't change my mind.

Onwards and upwards I hope.
BigAl, you're confusing the right to have an opinion, with the right for that opinion to be respected - but they're two different things.

You say your opinion is as valid as anybody else's. No it's not. You have the same right as anybody else to HAVE an opinion, but I also have the right to say your opinion is nonsense.

Your comment amount Smalley sums up the total nonsense you frequently spout. You say you won't change your mind about Smalley. Really??? Not even if he scores a goal in every remaining game of the season? You might think he won't or he can't - but it's possible. He might find the form of his life, but that would require you to re-analyse your perspective on him, wouldn't it, which it seems is simply beyond your cognitive abilities.

You wouldn't play Smalley, and you would not have signed Connolly. Yet those two players have just won us 6 points, our first back-to-back home victories since God knows when, and we're back in the automatic promotion spots.

That's why people respond angrily to your attitude of negativity and "I know best" - you clearly don't!

Feel free to have opinions and feel free to voice them here BigAl, but don't expect people to respect you when you consistently get it wrong, and you're consistently negative.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Blimey some of you lot don't like me do you? Am I not offered the chance to have an opinion? Is not football one of the most talked about sports in the country? It is, and my opinion is as valid as anybody else's. What's more 45 minutes and a goal does not make a striker, yes a great start but I await further matches and goals before I will be convinced a 36 year old can make the big difference. As for Mr Smalley, nope I don't like him, never did and won't change my mind. Onwards and upwards I hope.[/p][/quote]BigAl, you're confusing the right to have an opinion, with the right for that opinion to be respected - but they're two different things. You say your opinion is as valid as anybody else's. No it's not. You have the same right as anybody else to HAVE an opinion, but I also have the right to say your opinion is nonsense. Your comment amount Smalley sums up the total nonsense you frequently spout. You say you won't change your mind about Smalley. Really??? Not even if he scores a goal in every remaining game of the season? You might think he won't or he can't - but it's possible. He might find the form of his life, but that would require you to re-analyse your perspective on him, wouldn't it, which it seems is simply beyond your cognitive abilities. You wouldn't play Smalley, and you would not have signed Connolly. Yet those two players have just won us 6 points, our first back-to-back home victories since God knows when, and we're back in the automatic promotion spots. That's why people respond angrily to your attitude of negativity and "I know best" - you clearly don't! Feel free to have opinions and feel free to voice them here BigAl, but don't expect people to respect you when you consistently get it wrong, and you're consistently negative. Sid Snakey
  • Score: 3

2:22pm Mon 3 Feb 14

william12 says...

Smalley has found his position right midfield.He beat players at will , tackled everything he didnt do in the first half.Play him now instead of Rigg wide right for a couple of games and see how he performs, he may now be a new player.
Smalley has found his position right midfield.He beat players at will , tackled everything he didnt do in the first half.Play him now instead of Rigg wide right for a couple of games and see how he performs, he may now be a new player. william12
  • Score: 2

3:29pm Mon 3 Feb 14

OUFC 4 EVA says...

william12 wrote:
Smalley has found his position right midfield.He beat players at will , tackled everything he didnt do in the first half.Play him now instead of Rigg wide right for a couple of games and see how he performs, he may now be a new player.
Great shout Will, when Smalley scored his 12 goals in 28 games for Chesterfield he was played wide right so why not give him a run in the team there? He will definitely be better than Rigg if Saturday's 45 mins are anything to go by!
[quote][p][bold]william12[/bold] wrote: Smalley has found his position right midfield.He beat players at will , tackled everything he didnt do in the first half.Play him now instead of Rigg wide right for a couple of games and see how he performs, he may now be a new player.[/p][/quote]Great shout Will, when Smalley scored his 12 goals in 28 games for Chesterfield he was played wide right so why not give him a run in the team there? He will definitely be better than Rigg if Saturday's 45 mins are anything to go by! OUFC 4 EVA
  • Score: 6

3:50pm Mon 3 Feb 14

BigAlBiker says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
Blimey some of you lot don't like me do you? Am I not offered the chance to have an opinion? Is not football one of the most talked about sports in the country? It is, and my opinion is as valid as anybody else's.

What's more 45 minutes and a goal does not make a striker, yes a great start but I await further matches and goals before I will be convinced a 36 year old can make the big difference.

As for Mr Smalley, nope I don't like him, never did and won't change my mind.

Onwards and upwards I hope.
BigAl, you're confusing the right to have an opinion, with the right for that opinion to be respected - but they're two different things.

You say your opinion is as valid as anybody else's. No it's not. You have the same right as anybody else to HAVE an opinion, but I also have the right to say your opinion is nonsense.

Your comment amount Smalley sums up the total nonsense you frequently spout. You say you won't change your mind about Smalley. Really??? Not even if he scores a goal in every remaining game of the season? You might think he won't or he can't - but it's possible. He might find the form of his life, but that would require you to re-analyse your perspective on him, wouldn't it, which it seems is simply beyond your cognitive abilities.

You wouldn't play Smalley, and you would not have signed Connolly. Yet those two players have just won us 6 points, our first back-to-back home victories since God knows when, and we're back in the automatic promotion spots.

That's why people respond angrily to your attitude of negativity and "I know best" - you clearly don't!

Feel free to have opinions and feel free to voice them here BigAl, but don't expect people to respect you when you consistently get it wrong, and you're consistently negative.
I don't give a rat's ar*e if you or anyone else done not respect my opinion.

My opinions are valid, their mine.

As for Mr Smalley, he has had his chance for the last couple of more seasons, a striker he is not. He can go with Donkey Wilder.

I never said i knew best, we all have "opinions".

Talking about Best, George was the best footballer ever played the game, better than Moore, Charlton, Gasgoine, Messi or Ronaldo. What you say???
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Blimey some of you lot don't like me do you? Am I not offered the chance to have an opinion? Is not football one of the most talked about sports in the country? It is, and my opinion is as valid as anybody else's. What's more 45 minutes and a goal does not make a striker, yes a great start but I await further matches and goals before I will be convinced a 36 year old can make the big difference. As for Mr Smalley, nope I don't like him, never did and won't change my mind. Onwards and upwards I hope.[/p][/quote]BigAl, you're confusing the right to have an opinion, with the right for that opinion to be respected - but they're two different things. You say your opinion is as valid as anybody else's. No it's not. You have the same right as anybody else to HAVE an opinion, but I also have the right to say your opinion is nonsense. Your comment amount Smalley sums up the total nonsense you frequently spout. You say you won't change your mind about Smalley. Really??? Not even if he scores a goal in every remaining game of the season? You might think he won't or he can't - but it's possible. He might find the form of his life, but that would require you to re-analyse your perspective on him, wouldn't it, which it seems is simply beyond your cognitive abilities. You wouldn't play Smalley, and you would not have signed Connolly. Yet those two players have just won us 6 points, our first back-to-back home victories since God knows when, and we're back in the automatic promotion spots. That's why people respond angrily to your attitude of negativity and "I know best" - you clearly don't! Feel free to have opinions and feel free to voice them here BigAl, but don't expect people to respect you when you consistently get it wrong, and you're consistently negative.[/p][/quote]I don't give a rat's ar*e if you or anyone else done not respect my opinion. My opinions are valid, their mine. As for Mr Smalley, he has had his chance for the last couple of more seasons, a striker he is not. He can go with Donkey Wilder. I never said i knew best, we all have "opinions". Talking about Best, George was the best footballer ever played the game, better than Moore, Charlton, Gasgoine, Messi or Ronaldo. What you say??? BigAlBiker
  • Score: -5

4:00pm Mon 3 Feb 14

adlibber says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
Blimey some of you lot don't like me do you? Am I not offered the chance to have an opinion? Is not football one of the most talked about sports in the country? It is, and my opinion is as valid as anybody else's.

What's more 45 minutes and a goal does not make a striker, yes a great start but I await further matches and goals before I will be convinced a 36 year old can make the big difference.

As for Mr Smalley, nope I don't like him, never did and won't change my mind.

Onwards and upwards I hope.
BigAl, you're confusing the right to have an opinion, with the right for that opinion to be respected - but they're two different things.

You say your opinion is as valid as anybody else's. No it's not. You have the same right as anybody else to HAVE an opinion, but I also have the right to say your opinion is nonsense.

Your comment amount Smalley sums up the total nonsense you frequently spout. You say you won't change your mind about Smalley. Really??? Not even if he scores a goal in every remaining game of the season? You might think he won't or he can't - but it's possible. He might find the form of his life, but that would require you to re-analyse your perspective on him, wouldn't it, which it seems is simply beyond your cognitive abilities.

You wouldn't play Smalley, and you would not have signed Connolly. Yet those two players have just won us 6 points, our first back-to-back home victories since God knows when, and we're back in the automatic promotion spots.

That's why people respond angrily to your attitude of negativity and "I know best" - you clearly don't!

Feel free to have opinions and feel free to voice them here BigAl, but don't expect people to respect you when you consistently get it wrong, and you're consistently negative.
coming from the overhyped pro wilder everyone else is wrong Snakey is right that is you,your post is actually hilarious. I mean it really is hilarious..... Actually it's rubbish. Odd sin't it wilder goes and several days later club is back in top 3 and won 2 home games on the bounce! You must be hurting.

Big Al - there's nowt wrong with you mate -keep posting ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Blimey some of you lot don't like me do you? Am I not offered the chance to have an opinion? Is not football one of the most talked about sports in the country? It is, and my opinion is as valid as anybody else's. What's more 45 minutes and a goal does not make a striker, yes a great start but I await further matches and goals before I will be convinced a 36 year old can make the big difference. As for Mr Smalley, nope I don't like him, never did and won't change my mind. Onwards and upwards I hope.[/p][/quote]BigAl, you're confusing the right to have an opinion, with the right for that opinion to be respected - but they're two different things. You say your opinion is as valid as anybody else's. No it's not. You have the same right as anybody else to HAVE an opinion, but I also have the right to say your opinion is nonsense. Your comment amount Smalley sums up the total nonsense you frequently spout. You say you won't change your mind about Smalley. Really??? Not even if he scores a goal in every remaining game of the season? You might think he won't or he can't - but it's possible. He might find the form of his life, but that would require you to re-analyse your perspective on him, wouldn't it, which it seems is simply beyond your cognitive abilities. You wouldn't play Smalley, and you would not have signed Connolly. Yet those two players have just won us 6 points, our first back-to-back home victories since God knows when, and we're back in the automatic promotion spots. That's why people respond angrily to your attitude of negativity and "I know best" - you clearly don't! Feel free to have opinions and feel free to voice them here BigAl, but don't expect people to respect you when you consistently get it wrong, and you're consistently negative.[/p][/quote]coming from the overhyped pro wilder everyone else is wrong Snakey is right that is you,your post is actually hilarious. I mean it really is hilarious..... Actually it's rubbish. Odd sin't it wilder goes and several days later club is back in top 3 and won 2 home games on the bounce! You must be hurting. Big Al - there's nowt wrong with you mate -keep posting ;-) adlibber
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5:58pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Sid Snakey says...

@adlibber

I didn't say BigAl couldn't post, I said he couldn't expect people to respect his opinions since he was moaning that he takes a lot of stick on here. Sure keep posting BigAl, it keeps us all amused.

And no, why would I be hurting? Yeah, two home wins on the bounce. ONE OF WHICH WAS WHILE WILDER WAS STILL IN CHARGE YOU MUPPET and the other one sees his assistant manager get a win, with the striker Wilder had lined up scoring the winning goal. Yeah, really hurting.

I find it funny that everything in the garden is now rosy, with one home win since Wilder left. Wilder's striker scores the winning goal, in a quite frankly typical home Oxford performance, but of course because we get the right result everyone goes home happy.

It just goes to show what a load of old baloney the "home performance" complaints all were. It was always all about results. The fact we are back up to 3rd is a total vindication of everything Wilder was doing at this club. Automatic promotion is the only acceptable result after the Muppets forced Wilder out.
@adlibber I didn't say BigAl couldn't post, I said he couldn't expect people to respect his opinions since he was moaning that he takes a lot of stick on here. Sure keep posting BigAl, it keeps us all amused. And no, why would I be hurting? Yeah, two home wins on the bounce. ONE OF WHICH WAS WHILE WILDER WAS STILL IN CHARGE YOU MUPPET and the other one sees his assistant manager get a win, with the striker Wilder had lined up scoring the winning goal. Yeah, really hurting. I find it funny that everything in the garden is now rosy, with one home win since Wilder left. Wilder's striker scores the winning goal, in a quite frankly typical home Oxford performance, but of course because we get the right result everyone goes home happy. It just goes to show what a load of old baloney the "home performance" complaints all were. It was always all about results. The fact we are back up to 3rd is a total vindication of everything Wilder was doing at this club. Automatic promotion is the only acceptable result after the Muppets forced Wilder out. Sid Snakey
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6:01pm Mon 3 Feb 14

oldun says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
@adlibber

I didn't say BigAl couldn't post, I said he couldn't expect people to respect his opinions since he was moaning that he takes a lot of stick on here. Sure keep posting BigAl, it keeps us all amused.

And no, why would I be hurting? Yeah, two home wins on the bounce. ONE OF WHICH WAS WHILE WILDER WAS STILL IN CHARGE YOU MUPPET and the other one sees his assistant manager get a win, with the striker Wilder had lined up scoring the winning goal. Yeah, really hurting.

I find it funny that everything in the garden is now rosy, with one home win since Wilder left. Wilder's striker scores the winning goal, in a quite frankly typical home Oxford performance, but of course because we get the right result everyone goes home happy.

It just goes to show what a load of old baloney the "home performance" complaints all were. It was always all about results. The fact we are back up to 3rd is a total vindication of everything Wilder was doing at this club. Automatic promotion is the only acceptable result after the Muppets forced Wilder out.
Agreed - as it was before he decided to quit in order to secure a contract
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: @adlibber I didn't say BigAl couldn't post, I said he couldn't expect people to respect his opinions since he was moaning that he takes a lot of stick on here. Sure keep posting BigAl, it keeps us all amused. And no, why would I be hurting? Yeah, two home wins on the bounce. ONE OF WHICH WAS WHILE WILDER WAS STILL IN CHARGE YOU MUPPET and the other one sees his assistant manager get a win, with the striker Wilder had lined up scoring the winning goal. Yeah, really hurting. I find it funny that everything in the garden is now rosy, with one home win since Wilder left. Wilder's striker scores the winning goal, in a quite frankly typical home Oxford performance, but of course because we get the right result everyone goes home happy. It just goes to show what a load of old baloney the "home performance" complaints all were. It was always all about results. The fact we are back up to 3rd is a total vindication of everything Wilder was doing at this club. Automatic promotion is the only acceptable result after the Muppets forced Wilder out.[/p][/quote]Agreed - as it was before he decided to quit in order to secure a contract oldun
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10:04pm Mon 3 Feb 14

adlibber says...

Sid Snakey wrote:
@adlibber

I didn't say BigAl couldn't post, I said he couldn't expect people to respect his opinions since he was moaning that he takes a lot of stick on here. Sure keep posting BigAl, it keeps us all amused.

And no, why would I be hurting? Yeah, two home wins on the bounce. ONE OF WHICH WAS WHILE WILDER WAS STILL IN CHARGE YOU MUPPET and the other one sees his assistant manager get a win, with the striker Wilder had lined up scoring the winning goal. Yeah, really hurting.

I find it funny that everything in the garden is now rosy, with one home win since Wilder left. Wilder's striker scores the winning goal, in a quite frankly typical home Oxford performance, but of course because we get the right result everyone goes home happy.

It just goes to show what a load of old baloney the "home performance" complaints all were. It was always all about results. The fact we are back up to 3rd is a total vindication of everything Wilder was doing at this club. Automatic promotion is the only acceptable result after the Muppets forced Wilder out.
Wilder also saw the preceding dreadful home run&points dropped that sent us outside of the play off (again) but don't let that cloud your love in with him. We are 3rd becasue of other teams failings on Saturday not because of Wilder who is no longer here. Muppet fits you well I think.
[quote][p][bold]Sid Snakey[/bold] wrote: @adlibber I didn't say BigAl couldn't post, I said he couldn't expect people to respect his opinions since he was moaning that he takes a lot of stick on here. Sure keep posting BigAl, it keeps us all amused. And no, why would I be hurting? Yeah, two home wins on the bounce. ONE OF WHICH WAS WHILE WILDER WAS STILL IN CHARGE YOU MUPPET and the other one sees his assistant manager get a win, with the striker Wilder had lined up scoring the winning goal. Yeah, really hurting. I find it funny that everything in the garden is now rosy, with one home win since Wilder left. Wilder's striker scores the winning goal, in a quite frankly typical home Oxford performance, but of course because we get the right result everyone goes home happy. It just goes to show what a load of old baloney the "home performance" complaints all were. It was always all about results. The fact we are back up to 3rd is a total vindication of everything Wilder was doing at this club. Automatic promotion is the only acceptable result after the Muppets forced Wilder out.[/p][/quote]Wilder also saw the preceding dreadful home run&points dropped that sent us outside of the play off (again) but don't let that cloud your love in with him. We are 3rd becasue of other teams failings on Saturday not because of Wilder who is no longer here. Muppet fits you well I think. adlibber
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