Update: Gary Waddock excited to be named as Oxford United head coach

Witney Gazette: Gary Waddock Gary Waddock

Gary Waddock has been appointed as Oxford United's new head coach.

The former Republic of Ireland international has signed a contract which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2015/16 season.

Waddock joins from MK Dons, where he was head of coaching, but the Sky Bet League One club allowed him to leave without the need for compensation.

He will meet the players for the first time on Sunday morning ahead of Monday night's visit to Southend United.

Waddock said: "I'm excited, it's a big club.

"The club is in a very healthy position in the league table and we have some exciting games coming up.

"It will be a challenge, but it's one I'm really looking forward to."

U's chairman Ian Lenagan was delighted to conclude a process which had taken eight weeks to find a replacement for Chris Wilder.

He said: "We see it as a long-term appointment.

"Gary's CV brings the exact mix of attributes we stated we were looking for.

"He's had success as a manager in the lower leagues, top-class coaching experience, understanding of sports science and a track record of playing attacking football and developing young players through to the first team."

Waddock had success with both Aldershot Town, where he won the Conference title in 2008, and Wycombe Wanderers, who he guided to automatic promotion from League Two in 2011.

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1:59pm Sat 22 Mar 14

adlibber says...

One word- underwhelmed
One word- underwhelmed adlibber
  • Score: -65

1:59pm Sat 22 Mar 14

BigAlBiker says...

We had to wait this long for this guy????

Disappointed or what.

Waddock out.
We had to wait this long for this guy???? Disappointed or what. Waddock out. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -83

2:00pm Sat 22 Mar 14

oldun says...

Welcome Mr Waddock - take us up tis year
Welcome Mr Waddock - take us up tis year oldun
  • Score: 61

2:00pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Kpd106 says...

Totally uninspiring!! Waited 50 days for that--sorry not a good appointment for me.hope I'm wrong.
Totally uninspiring!! Waited 50 days for that--sorry not a good appointment for me.hope I'm wrong. Kpd106
  • Score: -61

2:02pm Sat 22 Mar 14

iallan says...

Sounds like a director of football is in the offing.
Sounds like a director of football is in the offing. iallan
  • Score: 10

2:07pm Sat 22 Mar 14

35 year fan says...

not a glamour appointment but a sensible one IMVHO. welcome Gary lets get the boys really fired up for Monday.
not a glamour appointment but a sensible one IMVHO. welcome Gary lets get the boys really fired up for Monday. 35 year fan
  • Score: 45

2:08pm Sat 22 Mar 14

onthebench says...

Wow, what some plonkers we have as so called "supporters". Give the guy a chance for goodness sake. My best wishes and good luck to Gary Waddock.
Wow, what some plonkers we have as so called "supporters". Give the guy a chance for goodness sake. My best wishes and good luck to Gary Waddock. onthebench
  • Score: 58

2:10pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Davos P says...

Well done boo boys. A proven Manager for one with a rubbish record and whom as been out of work for 2 yrs! Hope you're happy!
Well done boo boys. A proven Manager for one with a rubbish record and whom as been out of work for 2 yrs! Hope you're happy! Davos P
  • Score: -53

2:11pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Coyyellows says...

Adliber big al do one trolls . Your both pathetic . Disgusted in you if your meant to be football fans , notice you didn't comment after the win last night . Sad sad sad people go away
Adliber big al do one trolls . Your both pathetic . Disgusted in you if your meant to be football fans , notice you didn't comment after the win last night . Sad sad sad people go away Coyyellows
  • Score: 35

2:14pm Sat 22 Mar 14

hairydean says...

Give the guy a chance for god sake. Your not football directors if you were we would be sacking managers every week and paying compo you idiots support the manager or go support Swindon not one ball has been kicked and your sacking him idiots .
Give the guy a chance for god sake. Your not football directors if you were we would be sacking managers every week and paying compo you idiots support the manager or go support Swindon not one ball has been kicked and your sacking him idiots . hairydean
  • Score: 36

2:19pm Sat 22 Mar 14

dave from witney says...

Interesting that he is Head Coach, not Club Manager....is there a DOF on the way in the close season. Anyway, good luck to him. Not the name I expected, but he does have proven promotions and does in particular, excel with bringing youth on.
Interesting that he is Head Coach, not Club Manager....is there a DOF on the way in the close season. Anyway, good luck to him. Not the name I expected, but he does have proven promotions and does in particular, excel with bringing youth on. dave from witney
  • Score: 15

2:20pm Sat 22 Mar 14

New Manor rename says...

Give the guy a chance. The selection process took eight weeks he clearly has something about him. He took Wycombe out of this league and anyone that can do that must be some sort of genius. Good luck GW please make the team secure but entertaining.
Give the guy a chance. The selection process took eight weeks he clearly has something about him. He took Wycombe out of this league and anyone that can do that must be some sort of genius. Good luck GW please make the team secure but entertaining. New Manor rename
  • Score: 44

2:21pm Sat 22 Mar 14

YellowRose says...

Negative comments, as expected. So quick to kick someone before even getting through the door! Good luck to him and hope he doesn't ever look on here.
Negative comments, as expected. So quick to kick someone before even getting through the door! Good luck to him and hope he doesn't ever look on here. YellowRose
  • Score: 45

2:23pm Sat 22 Mar 14

New Manor rename says...

YellowRose wrote:
Negative comments, as expected. So quick to kick someone before even getting through the door! Good luck to him and hope he doesn't ever look on here.
Agree with your 1st point but not with your 2nd. Being in tune with the fans and their point of view is critical. (not necessarily following advice but listening to a balanced argument)
[quote][p][bold]YellowRose[/bold] wrote: Negative comments, as expected. So quick to kick someone before even getting through the door! Good luck to him and hope he doesn't ever look on here.[/p][/quote]Agree with your 1st point but not with your 2nd. Being in tune with the fans and their point of view is critical. (not necessarily following advice but listening to a balanced argument) New Manor rename
  • Score: -18

2:24pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Kpd106 says...

No one has said he wouldn't be given a chance,no one has said rubbish and everyone is entitled to their opinion.however,hope the man is a roaring success but is a coach who hasn't managed for a couple of years so its a punt at best(like all appointments are).easy for people to criticise and back stab on keypads .
No one has said he wouldn't be given a chance,no one has said rubbish and everyone is entitled to their opinion.however,hope the man is a roaring success but is a coach who hasn't managed for a couple of years so its a punt at best(like all appointments are).easy for people to criticise and back stab on keypads . Kpd106
  • Score: 2

2:26pm Sat 22 Mar 14

New Manor rename says...

Kpd106 wrote:
Totally uninspiring!! Waited 50 days for that--sorry not a good appointment for me.hope I'm wrong.
Didn't say rubbish but not exactly positive.
[quote][p][bold]Kpd106[/bold] wrote: Totally uninspiring!! Waited 50 days for that--sorry not a good appointment for me.hope I'm wrong.[/p][/quote]Didn't say rubbish but not exactly positive. New Manor rename
  • Score: -1

2:44pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Richard Wickson says...

Uninspired, surprised and disappointed it's taken this long to appoint Gary Waddock, the length of time it has taken I really believed IL was trying to talk Sir Alex into the job. He wouldn't have been my choice but neither was Wilder and he got us out of the Poxy league. He did build a decent Aldershot side who as we found out were pacey and difficult to play against but if he is to do that here then most of the present squad will have to go and as we know IL has been trying to tie some of the present squad into longer contracts, he really should have waited until Waddock had been appointed. We will have to wait and see but for me the past 8 weeks have undone the previous few months, the seasons ended, promotion has gone. I wonder what next season will bring, another long haul of disapointment me thinks!
Uninspired, surprised and disappointed it's taken this long to appoint Gary Waddock, the length of time it has taken I really believed IL was trying to talk Sir Alex into the job. He wouldn't have been my choice but neither was Wilder and he got us out of the Poxy league. He did build a decent Aldershot side who as we found out were pacey and difficult to play against but if he is to do that here then most of the present squad will have to go and as we know IL has been trying to tie some of the present squad into longer contracts, he really should have waited until Waddock had been appointed. We will have to wait and see but for me the past 8 weeks have undone the previous few months, the seasons ended, promotion has gone. I wonder what next season will bring, another long haul of disapointment me thinks! Richard Wickson
  • Score: -53

2:52pm Sat 22 Mar 14

iallan says...

The Chairman indicated some time ago that the trend in football was to employ a Director of Football with a first team coach underneath responsible for match selection and strategy. It would seem from this announcement that he has decided on this course. Based on his desire to incorporate youth in the side this season, with success I might add, this seems like a promising approach for the club. The lower divisions in football have always been the developing ground for young talent. Talent that may be incorporated in the club for the long term or sold on to help to stabilize the club's finances. It is a good plan and should be seen through.

Although I live in Texas and rarely get to watch a live match (OUFC - Wrexham) being the last televised game on cable here, I follow every game on the Internet feed. I personally want to thank the Chairman for rescuing our club from the fate that had befallen it due to prior bad management. He did not have to take an interest or spend some of his millions in doing so. I can only surmise that he has done so for the love of the game and his love for Oxford. I add that he did not became a wealthy man by making bad decisions. So, good luck to the new head coach, to OUFC, and to our Chairman for sticking with the club and providing us with a plan for the future.
The Chairman indicated some time ago that the trend in football was to employ a Director of Football with a first team coach underneath responsible for match selection and strategy. It would seem from this announcement that he has decided on this course. Based on his desire to incorporate youth in the side this season, with success I might add, this seems like a promising approach for the club. The lower divisions in football have always been the developing ground for young talent. Talent that may be incorporated in the club for the long term or sold on to help to stabilize the club's finances. It is a good plan and should be seen through. Although I live in Texas and rarely get to watch a live match (OUFC - Wrexham) being the last televised game on cable here, I follow every game on the Internet feed. I personally want to thank the Chairman for rescuing our club from the fate that had befallen it due to prior bad management. He did not have to take an interest or spend some of his millions in doing so. I can only surmise that he has done so for the love of the game and his love for Oxford. I add that he did not became a wealthy man by making bad decisions. So, good luck to the new head coach, to OUFC, and to our Chairman for sticking with the club and providing us with a plan for the future. iallan
  • Score: 48

2:52pm Sat 22 Mar 14

dave from witney says...

Richard Wickson wrote:
Uninspired, surprised and disappointed it's taken this long to appoint Gary Waddock, the length of time it has taken I really believed IL was trying to talk Sir Alex into the job. He wouldn't have been my choice but neither was Wilder and he got us out of the Poxy league. He did build a decent Aldershot side who as we found out were pacey and difficult to play against but if he is to do that here then most of the present squad will have to go and as we know IL has been trying to tie some of the present squad into longer contracts, he really should have waited until Waddock had been appointed. We will have to wait and see but for me the past 8 weeks have undone the previous few months, the seasons ended, promotion has gone. I wonder what next season will bring, another long haul of disapointment me thinks!
Can't see how you can forecast the season is over. Many new managers/head coaches create a bounce when they take over, I have certainly not written off the season. We have been pretty dreadful in collecting points with Mickey in charge, but are still in the play-offs. Auto promotion looks pretty unlikely , but not as distant as it did on yesterday morning.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Wickson[/bold] wrote: Uninspired, surprised and disappointed it's taken this long to appoint Gary Waddock, the length of time it has taken I really believed IL was trying to talk Sir Alex into the job. He wouldn't have been my choice but neither was Wilder and he got us out of the Poxy league. He did build a decent Aldershot side who as we found out were pacey and difficult to play against but if he is to do that here then most of the present squad will have to go and as we know IL has been trying to tie some of the present squad into longer contracts, he really should have waited until Waddock had been appointed. We will have to wait and see but for me the past 8 weeks have undone the previous few months, the seasons ended, promotion has gone. I wonder what next season will bring, another long haul of disapointment me thinks![/p][/quote]Can't see how you can forecast the season is over. Many new managers/head coaches create a bounce when they take over, I have certainly not written off the season. We have been pretty dreadful in collecting points with Mickey in charge, but are still in the play-offs. Auto promotion looks pretty unlikely , but not as distant as it did on yesterday morning. dave from witney
  • Score: 19

3:01pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Taff Ewe says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
We had to wait this long for this guy????

Disappointed or what.

Waddock out.
What a surprise! Within minutes of the new manager's appointment you have failed him.

Do you have a personality disorder? Something is not right for to go around in life being so negative about everything. I feel sorry for you and the people around you.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: We had to wait this long for this guy???? Disappointed or what. Waddock out.[/p][/quote]What a surprise! Within minutes of the new manager's appointment you have failed him. Do you have a personality disorder? Something is not right for to go around in life being so negative about everything. I feel sorry for you and the people around you. Taff Ewe
  • Score: 52

3:14pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Bumble08 says...

Not the name that a number have been expecting and why couldn't have this appointment have been 3-4 weeeks ago. All the same I think he could be very good for the club, he knows league 1 and 2 very well, wasn't unsucseful at Wycombe and is a level headed manager. Hopefully will give the lads the lift they need to the end of the season. Big test Monday for him, another 3 points and momentum you never know! Come on you yellows.
Not the name that a number have been expecting and why couldn't have this appointment have been 3-4 weeeks ago. All the same I think he could be very good for the club, he knows league 1 and 2 very well, wasn't unsucseful at Wycombe and is a level headed manager. Hopefully will give the lads the lift they need to the end of the season. Big test Monday for him, another 3 points and momentum you never know! Come on you yellows. Bumble08
  • Score: 7

3:19pm Sat 22 Mar 14

adlibber says...

Coyyellows wrote:
Adliber big al do one trolls . Your both pathetic . Disgusted in you if your meant to be football fans , notice you didn't comment after the win last night . Sad sad sad people go away
you not getting the whole everyone entitled to their opinion thing then? And you're fond of telling people to leave if they don't agree with you. You think a manager who took Wycombe down&who hasn't been in management for 2 years is a good appointment, so feel free to tell me what Lenagan sees in Waddock. The appointment just doesn't make any sense to me. Try offering an opposite view instead of being an idiot with a big mouth.
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: Adliber big al do one trolls . Your both pathetic . Disgusted in you if your meant to be football fans , notice you didn't comment after the win last night . Sad sad sad people go away[/p][/quote]you not getting the whole everyone entitled to their opinion thing then? And you're fond of telling people to leave if they don't agree with you. You think a manager who took Wycombe down&who hasn't been in management for 2 years is a good appointment, so feel free to tell me what Lenagan sees in Waddock. The appointment just doesn't make any sense to me. Try offering an opposite view instead of being an idiot with a big mouth. adlibber
  • Score: -41

3:37pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Taff Ewe says...

Bumble08 wrote:
Not the name that a number have been expecting and why couldn't have this appointment have been 3-4 weeeks ago. All the same I think he could be very good for the club, he knows league 1 and 2 very well, wasn't unsucseful at Wycombe and is a level headed manager. Hopefully will give the lads the lift they need to the end of the season. Big test Monday for him, another 3 points and momentum you never know! Come on you yellows.
3-4 weeks ago we were looking solid, so no need to change.
[quote][p][bold]Bumble08[/bold] wrote: Not the name that a number have been expecting and why couldn't have this appointment have been 3-4 weeeks ago. All the same I think he could be very good for the club, he knows league 1 and 2 very well, wasn't unsucseful at Wycombe and is a level headed manager. Hopefully will give the lads the lift they need to the end of the season. Big test Monday for him, another 3 points and momentum you never know! Come on you yellows.[/p][/quote]3-4 weeks ago we were looking solid, so no need to change. Taff Ewe
  • Score: -8

4:01pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Coyyellows says...

So tell me , why is your opinion always negative when it comes to everything about the football club ? And why do you chose to personally insult people connected to the club who are trying to do a good a job for the club ? What was the last positive thing you thought about the club , if it's that bad all the time , which it isn't , ( were in the play offs , had loads of injuries , and changes of manager ) go and support someone else . You sound an idiot to live with . Although you probably live on your own and I can see why .
So tell me , why is your opinion always negative when it comes to everything about the football club ? And why do you chose to personally insult people connected to the club who are trying to do a good a job for the club ? What was the last positive thing you thought about the club , if it's that bad all the time , which it isn't , ( were in the play offs , had loads of injuries , and changes of manager ) go and support someone else . You sound an idiot to live with . Although you probably live on your own and I can see why . Coyyellows
  • Score: 25

4:03pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Coyyellows says...

Ps I've never asked anyone to agree with me , nor have I ever gave an opinion , I support what's going on no matter what as I choose to support this club ,
Ps I've never asked anyone to agree with me , nor have I ever gave an opinion , I support what's going on no matter what as I choose to support this club , Coyyellows
  • Score: 11

4:06pm Sat 22 Mar 14

London_Ox says...

Been pondering this announcement over the last couple of hours and although it's not the appointment a lot of us had hoped or expected, GW is growing on me. He's been out the Management game for a while and he's probably been chomping at the bit to have another pop and will hopefully come back revitalised and enthused to succeed.

ML was clearly struggling and we desperately needed a shot in the arm for the last crucial 8 games of the season and it was right to get somebody in this weekend. Also, on balance, Waddock's record is better than Wilder's as he managed to get Wycombe out of this division, so you'd hope with a team that has been there or there about most of the season, he will have the panache to get a solid run together and give it a good go!
Been pondering this announcement over the last couple of hours and although it's not the appointment a lot of us had hoped or expected, GW is growing on me. He's been out the Management game for a while and he's probably been chomping at the bit to have another pop and will hopefully come back revitalised and enthused to succeed. ML was clearly struggling and we desperately needed a shot in the arm for the last crucial 8 games of the season and it was right to get somebody in this weekend. Also, on balance, Waddock's record is better than Wilder's as he managed to get Wycombe out of this division, so you'd hope with a team that has been there or there about most of the season, he will have the panache to get a solid run together and give it a good go! London_Ox
  • Score: 13

4:49pm Sat 22 Mar 14

BigAlBiker says...

Mr Waddock will do no more than what's gone on for the last few weeks since a wilder left, I would rather have kept ML than this geezer.

He does not inspire me with confidence, his record is not great and from that I suspect his contacts in the game are limited, for me waiting this long to get someone was ok but not the right result. I will continue to cheer on the lads but I suspect we will be no further forward this time next year.

Not the man for me.
Mr Waddock will do no more than what's gone on for the last few weeks since a wilder left, I would rather have kept ML than this geezer. He does not inspire me with confidence, his record is not great and from that I suspect his contacts in the game are limited, for me waiting this long to get someone was ok but not the right result. I will continue to cheer on the lads but I suspect we will be no further forward this time next year. Not the man for me. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -43

4:51pm Sat 22 Mar 14

adlibber says...

Coyyellows wrote:
So tell me , why is your opinion always negative when it comes to everything about the football club ? And why do you chose to personally insult people connected to the club who are trying to do a good a job for the club ? What was the last positive thing you thought about the club , if it's that bad all the time , which it isn't , ( were in the play offs , had loads of injuries , and changes of manager ) go and support someone else . You sound an idiot to live with . Although you probably live on your own and I can see why .
Don't avoid the question - explain to me why you think Waddock is a good appointment I've explained why I don't think he is. Why is this so difficult to you? My negativity comes from years of disappointment particularly these last three seasons when we keep failing from positions of promise. All you do is criticise without offering an opposite view other than blind faith. Now try an answer my question.
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: So tell me , why is your opinion always negative when it comes to everything about the football club ? And why do you chose to personally insult people connected to the club who are trying to do a good a job for the club ? What was the last positive thing you thought about the club , if it's that bad all the time , which it isn't , ( were in the play offs , had loads of injuries , and changes of manager ) go and support someone else . You sound an idiot to live with . Although you probably live on your own and I can see why .[/p][/quote]Don't avoid the question - explain to me why you think Waddock is a good appointment I've explained why I don't think he is. Why is this so difficult to you? My negativity comes from years of disappointment particularly these last three seasons when we keep failing from positions of promise. All you do is criticise without offering an opposite view other than blind faith. Now try an answer my question. adlibber
  • Score: -25

5:11pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Beau champ mummy says...

Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me
Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me Beau champ mummy
  • Score: -32

5:27pm Sat 22 Mar 14

BenkiuGuasu says...

I wonder who the other two candidates were. I also wonder whether this late appointment is in fact a rushed appointment, following fan pressure for an appointment.

His credentials are pretty good. I'd still rather have CW but Waddock could be a good long-term bet, what with supporting youth and sports science and such....

Only time will tell. Time has already told that BigAl will never get rid of his 70s mullet.
I wonder who the other two candidates were. I also wonder whether this late appointment is in fact a rushed appointment, following fan pressure for an appointment. His credentials are pretty good. I'd still rather have CW but Waddock could be a good long-term bet, what with supporting youth and sports science and such.... Only time will tell. Time has already told that BigAl will never get rid of his 70s mullet. BenkiuGuasu
  • Score: 13

6:08pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Dave17_59 says...

What were people expecting??? GW has not been sat on his hands for the last two years. To say that he probably as limited football contacts is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard, but then I suspect we are having our chains pulled here!!
What were people expecting??? GW has not been sat on his hands for the last two years. To say that he probably as limited football contacts is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard, but then I suspect we are having our chains pulled here!! Dave17_59
  • Score: 8

6:28pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Joe1 says...

Some really poor & negative comments from fans who are blinded by prejudice. Give the guy a chance, then comment. These types of biased critiicsm's do not help the Club.

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Some really poor & negative comments from fans who are blinded by prejudice. Give the guy a chance, then comment. These types of biased critiicsm's do not help the Club. "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Joe1
  • Score: 20

6:37pm Sat 22 Mar 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

adlibber wrote:
Coyyellows wrote:
Adliber big al do one trolls . Your both pathetic . Disgusted in you if your meant to be football fans , notice you didn't comment after the win last night . Sad sad sad people go away
you not getting the whole everyone entitled to their opinion thing then? And you're fond of telling people to leave if they don't agree with you. You think a manager who took Wycombe down&who hasn't been in management for 2 years is a good appointment, so feel free to tell me what Lenagan sees in Waddock. The appointment just doesn't make any sense to me. Try offering an opposite view instead of being an idiot with a big mouth.
allbitter, He like many others is just frustrated with the quotes we have to read from you and big al tricker. Negatives crap every time. Yes your entitled to your opinion but ffs have a bit of optimism for one in your life. I'm sure you'd be complaining if we got promoted you moron.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: Adliber big al do one trolls . Your both pathetic . Disgusted in you if your meant to be football fans , notice you didn't comment after the win last night . Sad sad sad people go away[/p][/quote]you not getting the whole everyone entitled to their opinion thing then? And you're fond of telling people to leave if they don't agree with you. You think a manager who took Wycombe down&who hasn't been in management for 2 years is a good appointment, so feel free to tell me what Lenagan sees in Waddock. The appointment just doesn't make any sense to me. Try offering an opposite view instead of being an idiot with a big mouth.[/p][/quote]allbitter, He like many others is just frustrated with the quotes we have to read from you and big al tricker. Negatives crap every time. Yes your entitled to your opinion but ffs have a bit of optimism for one in your life. I'm sure you'd be complaining if we got promoted you moron. EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 20

6:39pm Sat 22 Mar 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

Beau champ mummy wrote:
Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me
good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.
[quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me[/p][/quote]good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team. EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 14

6:42pm Sat 22 Mar 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Mr Waddock will do no more than what's gone on for the last few weeks since a wilder left, I would rather have kept ML than this geezer.

He does not inspire me with confidence, his record is not great and from that I suspect his contacts in the game are limited, for me waiting this long to get someone was ok but not the right result. I will continue to cheer on the lads but I suspect we will be no further forward this time next year.

Not the man for me.
seriously how do you live with yourself? do you feel taken for granted by your family,? do they every listen to your crap!
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Mr Waddock will do no more than what's gone on for the last few weeks since a wilder left, I would rather have kept ML than this geezer. He does not inspire me with confidence, his record is not great and from that I suspect his contacts in the game are limited, for me waiting this long to get someone was ok but not the right result. I will continue to cheer on the lads but I suspect we will be no further forward this time next year. Not the man for me.[/p][/quote]seriously how do you live with yourself? do you feel taken for granted by your family,? do they every listen to your crap! EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 9

6:58pm Sat 22 Mar 14

OX4-OUFC says...

adlibber wrote:
Coyyellows wrote:
So tell me , why is your opinion always negative when it comes to everything about the football club ? And why do you chose to personally insult people connected to the club who are trying to do a good a job for the club ? What was the last positive thing you thought about the club , if it's that bad all the time , which it isn't , ( were in the play offs , had loads of injuries , and changes of manager ) go and support someone else . You sound an idiot to live with . Although you probably live on your own and I can see why .
Don't avoid the question - explain to me why you think Waddock is a good appointment I've explained why I don't think he is. Why is this so difficult to you? My negativity comes from years of disappointment particularly these last three seasons when we keep failing from positions of promise. All you do is criticise without offering an opposite view other than blind faith. Now try an answer my question.
Adlibber, Big Al, Wickson, Wilder now Waddock out "season over" Negative, Boring and Predictable as ever. Most football fans unless your currently supporting Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City or Leicester are possibly quite disappointed a lot of the time but could be a little more realistic and balanced with their negativity and their positivity and therefore SUPPORT and hope for better and understand that can make a positive difference to your clubs fortunes along with the kind of players, managers and chairman that your club can attract.
Looking at facts and stats (not "blind faith")and supporting OUFC and remembering how difficult it was to get out of the conference (Luton Town anybody) and to get promoted from league 2 to league 1 then I would say that Waddock is a potentially good appointment. He was Head Coach (not manager)of Milton Keynes leaving them in 7th place in league 1. If you can take Aldershot up and out of the conference as champions and Wycombe automatically up to league 1 from league 2 playing attacking football then you must be pretty good and that's better than Wilders achievements who I also supported. Yes Wycombe went down with Waddock but there was little investment in the side with Wycombe's small gates ? Look where Wycombe are now...and Portsmouth then adlibber your "years of disappointment" from these last 3 seasons when we've slowly got better, higher in the league with new good youth coming through and now a potentially better Head Coach/Manager than before may not seem so bad ! Season is now very much alive again.
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: So tell me , why is your opinion always negative when it comes to everything about the football club ? And why do you chose to personally insult people connected to the club who are trying to do a good a job for the club ? What was the last positive thing you thought about the club , if it's that bad all the time , which it isn't , ( were in the play offs , had loads of injuries , and changes of manager ) go and support someone else . You sound an idiot to live with . Although you probably live on your own and I can see why .[/p][/quote]Don't avoid the question - explain to me why you think Waddock is a good appointment I've explained why I don't think he is. Why is this so difficult to you? My negativity comes from years of disappointment particularly these last three seasons when we keep failing from positions of promise. All you do is criticise without offering an opposite view other than blind faith. Now try an answer my question.[/p][/quote]Adlibber, Big Al, Wickson, Wilder now Waddock out "season over" Negative, Boring and Predictable as ever. Most football fans unless your currently supporting Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City or Leicester are possibly quite disappointed a lot of the time but could be a little more realistic and balanced with their negativity and their positivity and therefore SUPPORT and hope for better and understand that can make a positive difference to your clubs fortunes along with the kind of players, managers and chairman that your club can attract. Looking at facts and stats (not "blind faith")and supporting OUFC and remembering how difficult it was to get out of the conference (Luton Town anybody) and to get promoted from league 2 to league 1 then I would say that Waddock is a potentially good appointment. He was Head Coach (not manager)of Milton Keynes leaving them in 7th place in league 1. If you can take Aldershot up and out of the conference as champions and Wycombe automatically up to league 1 from league 2 playing attacking football then you must be pretty good and that's better than Wilders achievements who I also supported. Yes Wycombe went down with Waddock but there was little investment in the side with Wycombe's small gates ? Look where Wycombe are now...and Portsmouth then adlibber your "years of disappointment" from these last 3 seasons when we've slowly got better, higher in the league with new good youth coming through and now a potentially better Head Coach/Manager than before may not seem so bad ! Season is now very much alive again. OX4-OUFC
  • Score: 38

7:03pm Sat 22 Mar 14

dave from witney says...

EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
Beau champ mummy wrote:
Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me
good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.
County Ground was full of them earlier today. We all know he is a scum troll.
[quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me[/p][/quote]good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.[/p][/quote]County Ground was full of them earlier today. We all know he is a scum troll. dave from witney
  • Score: 9

7:06pm Sat 22 Mar 14

South Upper 87 says...

EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
Beau champ mummy wrote:
Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me
good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.
Trouble with Big Al is a few years ago he said 'wife out' and he has been sad and lonely ever since
[quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me[/p][/quote]good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.[/p][/quote]Trouble with Big Al is a few years ago he said 'wife out' and he has been sad and lonely ever since South Upper 87
  • Score: 15

7:36pm Sat 22 Mar 14

greengarden says...

South Upper 87 wrote:
EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
Beau champ mummy wrote:
Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me
good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.
Trouble with Big Al is a few years ago he said 'wife out' and he has been sad and lonely ever since
BigAlTriker and Adlibliar are not Oxf Utd Supporters! Fact !

They are Swindon trolls that just try to create negativity around our club, by posting garbage on these newsgroups. I've never ever seen a positive post from either of them ... Eg Wilder out, Cononoly too old / slow, Lewis no good, Melville no good, Leneghan, Constable blah blah blah and so it goes on.....it's pathetic ! It's not even constructive hence it's obvious what they are.

Gary Waddock welcome to our club, really hope you can inject so new ideas, creativity and self belief with the players.

COYY we still have a promotion opportunity this season, so let's go for it !!
[quote][p][bold]South Upper 87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me[/p][/quote]good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.[/p][/quote]Trouble with Big Al is a few years ago he said 'wife out' and he has been sad and lonely ever since[/p][/quote]BigAlTriker and Adlibliar are not Oxf Utd Supporters! Fact ! They are Swindon trolls that just try to create negativity around our club, by posting garbage on these newsgroups. I've never ever seen a positive post from either of them ... Eg Wilder out, Cononoly too old / slow, Lewis no good, Melville no good, Leneghan, Constable blah blah blah and so it goes on.....it's pathetic ! It's not even constructive hence it's obvious what they are. Gary Waddock welcome to our club, really hope you can inject so new ideas, creativity and self belief with the players. COYY we still have a promotion opportunity this season, so let's go for it !! greengarden
  • Score: 25

7:49pm Sat 22 Mar 14

oldun says...

"It's a fantastic opportunity, this is an extremely big club" - GW - so many years for the 'giant' club, Gary to be out of even the third flight - end our long period of massive underachievement soon
"It's a fantastic opportunity, this is an extremely big club" - GW - so many years for the 'giant' club, Gary to be out of even the third flight - end our long period of massive underachievement soon oldun
  • Score: 5

8:15pm Sat 22 Mar 14

OUFC1983 says...

Some 'fans' make me laugh, did you expect Sir Alex to come out of retirement or something? IL is keeping this club alive and I fully back his decision and our new manager. Good luck and welcome to the club Mr Waddock. Here's to a successful end to the season. COYY!!!
Some 'fans' make me laugh, did you expect Sir Alex to come out of retirement or something? IL is keeping this club alive and I fully back his decision and our new manager. Good luck and welcome to the club Mr Waddock. Here's to a successful end to the season. COYY!!! OUFC1983
  • Score: 15

8:22pm Sat 22 Mar 14

dorsetyellows says...

Welcome to oxford utd Gary Waddock . A club with good history and great
Supporters . Entertain us with good attacking football and maybe a little success and we will love u forever .
Welcome to oxford utd Gary Waddock . A club with good history and great Supporters . Entertain us with good attacking football and maybe a little success and we will love u forever . dorsetyellows
  • Score: 18

8:23pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Brenda Jackson says...

Welcome Gary, and I wish you a long and successful career here at Oxford Utd.
Give us some good attacking football and a 'team to be proud of'- Please!!
Here's to three points on Monday night to get you off to a great start!! Cheers..
Welcome Gary, and I wish you a long and successful career here at Oxford Utd. Give us some good attacking football and a 'team to be proud of'- Please!! Here's to three points on Monday night to get you off to a great start!! Cheers.. Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 16

8:24pm Sat 22 Mar 14

howardl says...

So...who would have pleased these underwhelmed supporters?
Who is out there that would have got the underwhelmed excited????????
So...who would have pleased these underwhelmed supporters? Who is out there that would have got the underwhelmed excited???????? howardl
  • Score: 8

8:29pm Sat 22 Mar 14

remberingthe80s says...

Taff Ewe wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
We had to wait this long for this guy????

Disappointed or what.

Waddock out.
What a surprise! Within minutes of the new manager's appointment you have failed him.

Do you have a personality disorder? Something is not right for to go around in life being so negative about everything. I feel sorry for you and the people around you.
He is muppet
[quote][p][bold]Taff Ewe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: We had to wait this long for this guy???? Disappointed or what. Waddock out.[/p][/quote]What a surprise! Within minutes of the new manager's appointment you have failed him. Do you have a personality disorder? Something is not right for to go around in life being so negative about everything. I feel sorry for you and the people around you.[/p][/quote]He is muppet remberingthe80s
  • Score: 7

8:57pm Sat 22 Mar 14

BigAlBiker says...

South Upper 87 wrote:
EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
Beau champ mummy wrote:
Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me
good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.
Trouble with Big Al is a few years ago he said 'wife out' and he has been sad and lonely ever since
If only, 35 years and she still comes home every night, supported the mighty yellows for 43 years and will continue to do so until my least breath, but I do have an opinion and don't care if anyone agrees with it, but Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Donkey Wilder tactically and you will be tearing your hair out as time goes by, me, bald as a coot.

Waddock out before the season ends please.
[quote][p][bold]South Upper 87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me[/p][/quote]good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.[/p][/quote]Trouble with Big Al is a few years ago he said 'wife out' and he has been sad and lonely ever since[/p][/quote]If only, 35 years and she still comes home every night, supported the mighty yellows for 43 years and will continue to do so until my least breath, but I do have an opinion and don't care if anyone agrees with it, but Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Donkey Wilder tactically and you will be tearing your hair out as time goes by, me, bald as a coot. Waddock out before the season ends please. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -33

9:11pm Sat 22 Mar 14

learned says...

Bigalbiker !! What are you on ?
Waddock out before the end of the season ?
What after 8 games.
It's not the appointment we all executed but....
Pathetic and keep your negativity to yourself.

Give the man a chance or go and find another team to support
Bigalbiker !! What are you on ? Waddock out before the end of the season ? What after 8 games. It's not the appointment we all executed but.... Pathetic and keep your negativity to yourself. Give the man a chance or go and find another team to support learned
  • Score: 22

11:50pm Sat 22 Mar 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

learned wrote:
Bigalbiker !! What are you on ?
Waddock out before the end of the season ?
What after 8 games.
It's not the appointment we all executed but....
Pathetic and keep your negativity to yourself.

Give the man a chance or go and find another team to support
how do you sleep at night bigaltriket? have you ever thought about counselling? Can you please explain you latest negative rubbish?
[quote][p][bold]learned[/bold] wrote: Bigalbiker !! What are you on ? Waddock out before the end of the season ? What after 8 games. It's not the appointment we all executed but.... Pathetic and keep your negativity to yourself. Give the man a chance or go and find another team to support[/p][/quote]how do you sleep at night bigaltriket? have you ever thought about counselling? Can you please explain you latest negative rubbish? EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 6

6:27am Sun 23 Mar 14

dovepe says...

GW head of coaching at MK Dons decent team.IL has taken His time taken advice from within the game.Good luck to GW and the boys.good win the other night.we will beat Southend,still in the play offs.
GW head of coaching at MK Dons decent team.IL has taken His time taken advice from within the game.Good luck to GW and the boys.good win the other night.we will beat Southend,still in the play offs. dovepe
  • Score: 8

6:31am Sun 23 Mar 14

dovepe says...

Big AL last seen on His U-Boat heading towards the Newlands. :-)
Big AL last seen on His U-Boat heading towards the Newlands. :-) dovepe
  • Score: 5

11:05am Sun 23 Mar 14

A Scroat says...

Brenda Jackson wrote:
Welcome Gary, and I wish you a long and successful career here at Oxford Utd.
Give us some good attacking football and a 'team to be proud of'- Please!!
Here's to three points on Monday night to get you off to a great start!! Cheers..
I agree, good luck. Fleetwood and Burton have helped the cause this weekend. Just need a PROPER striker, all is not lost.
[quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: Welcome Gary, and I wish you a long and successful career here at Oxford Utd. Give us some good attacking football and a 'team to be proud of'- Please!! Here's to three points on Monday night to get you off to a great start!! Cheers..[/p][/quote]I agree, good luck. Fleetwood and Burton have helped the cause this weekend. Just need a PROPER striker, all is not lost. A Scroat
  • Score: 4

11:18am Sun 23 Mar 14

FrenchOx says...

We have such a difficult run in and I think we needed some fresh blood to boost the team if we are to hope to win some of these 6 pointers (Southend, York, Fleetwood, Plymouth) Anyone we took would be a gamble - we are never going to get a Mourinho or Ferguson - he has had success in the past and I assume was our best option from those available/cash available. Its encouraging he plays an attacking style of football - we might now see a more understandable team selection - 4 centre forwards? we havent had that since the 80s and Jim Smith! Who cares who he has played for in the past if his heart is on getting the job done. At least the remaining league games will give him time to try a few different line-ups and pick a team which can win the play-off marathon, and decide who he wants to keep for next year. Good luck Gary - in a few games time, if you take us up, you will be a Utd legend! COYY
We have such a difficult run in and I think we needed some fresh blood to boost the team if we are to hope to win some of these 6 pointers (Southend, York, Fleetwood, Plymouth) Anyone we took would be a gamble - we are never going to get a Mourinho or Ferguson - he has had success in the past and I assume was our best option from those available/cash available. Its encouraging he plays an attacking style of football - we might now see a more understandable team selection - 4 centre forwards? we havent had that since the 80s and Jim Smith! Who cares who he has played for in the past if his heart is on getting the job done. At least the remaining league games will give him time to try a few different line-ups and pick a team which can win the play-off marathon, and decide who he wants to keep for next year. Good luck Gary - in a few games time, if you take us up, you will be a Utd legend! COYY FrenchOx
  • Score: 7

11:27am Sun 23 Mar 14

FrenchOx says...

A Scroat wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
Welcome Gary, and I wish you a long and successful career here at Oxford Utd.
Give us some good attacking football and a 'team to be proud of'- Please!!
Here's to three points on Monday night to get you off to a great start!! Cheers..
I agree, good luck. Fleetwood and Burton have helped the cause this weekend. Just need a PROPER striker, all is not lost.
....and Chesterfield are getting into the losing habit. I agree all is not lost - everyone is inconsisitent and loses regularly. If we can put together 4 or 5 wins, especially against those around us, we can cement our play off credentials and are also in with a chance of automatic promotion - 6 or 7 points is a mountain to make up in the premiership, where the top teams only lose 2 or 3 games per season, but in L2 there is so much inconsistency (look how many games even Rochdale have lost! - they arent even sure of automatic promotion and have got there by finding consistency and winning their last few games), and we can easily make up 7 points and put some pressure on those above us inside a couple of weeks - lets just make sure we win our games. Attack Attack Attack. COYY
[quote][p][bold]A Scroat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: Welcome Gary, and I wish you a long and successful career here at Oxford Utd. Give us some good attacking football and a 'team to be proud of'- Please!! Here's to three points on Monday night to get you off to a great start!! Cheers..[/p][/quote]I agree, good luck. Fleetwood and Burton have helped the cause this weekend. Just need a PROPER striker, all is not lost.[/p][/quote]....and Chesterfield are getting into the losing habit. I agree all is not lost - everyone is inconsisitent and loses regularly. If we can put together 4 or 5 wins, especially against those around us, we can cement our play off credentials and are also in with a chance of automatic promotion - 6 or 7 points is a mountain to make up in the premiership, where the top teams only lose 2 or 3 games per season, but in L2 there is so much inconsistency (look how many games even Rochdale have lost! - they arent even sure of automatic promotion and have got there by finding consistency and winning their last few games), and we can easily make up 7 points and put some pressure on those above us inside a couple of weeks - lets just make sure we win our games. Attack Attack Attack. COYY FrenchOx
  • Score: 5

11:40am Sun 23 Mar 14

oldun says...

A Scroat wrote:
Brenda Jackson wrote:
Welcome Gary, and I wish you a long and successful career here at Oxford Utd.
Give us some good attacking football and a 'team to be proud of'- Please!!
Here's to three points on Monday night to get you off to a great start!! Cheers..
I agree, good luck. Fleetwood and Burton have helped the cause this weekend. Just need a PROPER striker, all is not lost.
David C is a proper striker! Piy that e have not got another one
[quote][p][bold]A Scroat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: Welcome Gary, and I wish you a long and successful career here at Oxford Utd. Give us some good attacking football and a 'team to be proud of'- Please!! Here's to three points on Monday night to get you off to a great start!! Cheers..[/p][/quote]I agree, good luck. Fleetwood and Burton have helped the cause this weekend. Just need a PROPER striker, all is not lost.[/p][/quote]David C is a proper striker! Piy that e have not got another one oldun
  • Score: 0

1:09pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Manor Born says...

After finally stopping laughing, a Wycombe supporting friend gave me the lowdown on Waddock. All he could say "was no tactics, no style, dreadful signings, he got us promoted when we had one of the biggest budgets in the league, but couldn't take us forward. We were relegated twice from league 1 & would have been again into the Conference if we hadn't sacked him. I'm not laughing at you, I'm weeping & fear for you next season".

Time will tell, but this appointment isn't one to take us forward. He may possibly take us up this season, but we'll be coming straight back down and unless there is a sporting director coming our way, his track record of signing mediocre players exceeds that of Wilder - no way should he be allowed anywhere near recruitment.

Sorry if that's negative, but that's what we've taken on straight from the mouth of someone who has had to endure Waddock as manager. I hope he has learnt lessons from his previous managerial positions and from his time at MK Dons and proves me wrong and will continue to support my football club.

However supporting the football club doesn't mean blindly going by without questioning decisions made by the chairman/board/manag
er. If we did that Kassam would still own the club and we'd be rotting in Conference North with a local derby against Oxford City to look forward to.
After finally stopping laughing, a Wycombe supporting friend gave me the lowdown on Waddock. All he could say "was no tactics, no style, dreadful signings, he got us promoted when we had one of the biggest budgets in the league, but couldn't take us forward. We were relegated twice from league 1 & would have been again into the Conference if we hadn't sacked him. I'm not laughing at you, I'm weeping & fear for you next season". Time will tell, but this appointment isn't one to take us forward. He may possibly take us up this season, but we'll be coming straight back down and unless there is a sporting director coming our way, his track record of signing mediocre players exceeds that of Wilder - no way should he be allowed anywhere near recruitment. Sorry if that's negative, but that's what we've taken on straight from the mouth of someone who has had to endure Waddock as manager. I hope he has learnt lessons from his previous managerial positions and from his time at MK Dons and proves me wrong and will continue to support my football club. However supporting the football club doesn't mean blindly going by without questioning decisions made by the chairman/board/manag er. If we did that Kassam would still own the club and we'd be rotting in Conference North with a local derby against Oxford City to look forward to. Manor Born
  • Score: -5

1:29pm Sun 23 Mar 14

BenkiuGuasu says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
South Upper 87 wrote:
EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
Beau champ mummy wrote:
Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me
good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.
Trouble with Big Al is a few years ago he said 'wife out' and he has been sad and lonely ever since
If only, 35 years and she still comes home every night, supported the mighty yellows for 43 years and will continue to do so until my least breath, but I do have an opinion and don't care if anyone agrees with it, but Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Donkey Wilder tactically and you will be tearing your hair out as time goes by, me, bald as a coot.

Waddock out before the season ends please.
Please tell me this last post was a joke...or that every post is a joke.... You surely cannot be this anal....
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Upper 87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me[/p][/quote]good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.[/p][/quote]Trouble with Big Al is a few years ago he said 'wife out' and he has been sad and lonely ever since[/p][/quote]If only, 35 years and she still comes home every night, supported the mighty yellows for 43 years and will continue to do so until my least breath, but I do have an opinion and don't care if anyone agrees with it, but Mark my words, Waddock will be worse than Donkey Wilder tactically and you will be tearing your hair out as time goes by, me, bald as a coot. Waddock out before the season ends please.[/p][/quote]Please tell me this last post was a joke...or that every post is a joke.... You surely cannot be this anal.... BenkiuGuasu
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Brenda Jackson says...

Manor Born wrote:
After finally stopping laughing, a Wycombe supporting friend gave me the lowdown on Waddock. All he could say "was no tactics, no style, dreadful signings, he got us promoted when we had one of the biggest budgets in the league, but couldn't take us forward. We were relegated twice from league 1 & would have been again into the Conference if we hadn't sacked him. I'm not laughing at you, I'm weeping & fear for you next season".

Time will tell, but this appointment isn't one to take us forward. He may possibly take us up this season, but we'll be coming straight back down and unless there is a sporting director coming our way, his track record of signing mediocre players exceeds that of Wilder - no way should he be allowed anywhere near recruitment.

Sorry if that's negative, but that's what we've taken on straight from the mouth of someone who has had to endure Waddock as manager. I hope he has learnt lessons from his previous managerial positions and from his time at MK Dons and proves me wrong and will continue to support my football club.

However supporting the football club doesn't mean blindly going by without questioning decisions made by the chairman/board/manag

er. If we did that Kassam would still own the club and we'd be rotting in Conference North with a local derby against Oxford City to look forward to.
How many fans give ex managers a glowing reference? Exactly. It's a 'natural' habit to slate ex players and managers, and more often than not- in our experience they make you pay for it.
And, have you not heard of development or improvement? GW might not have been the 'finished article' at wycome -but how can a wycome (friend?) be a judge of how GW has developed his coaching skills? Just sounds like the usual gobby wycome fan.
'' I'm weeping & fear for you next season". Drama Queen!!
[quote][p][bold]Manor Born[/bold] wrote: After finally stopping laughing, a Wycombe supporting friend gave me the lowdown on Waddock. All he could say "was no tactics, no style, dreadful signings, he got us promoted when we had one of the biggest budgets in the league, but couldn't take us forward. We were relegated twice from league 1 & would have been again into the Conference if we hadn't sacked him. I'm not laughing at you, I'm weeping & fear for you next season". Time will tell, but this appointment isn't one to take us forward. He may possibly take us up this season, but we'll be coming straight back down and unless there is a sporting director coming our way, his track record of signing mediocre players exceeds that of Wilder - no way should he be allowed anywhere near recruitment. Sorry if that's negative, but that's what we've taken on straight from the mouth of someone who has had to endure Waddock as manager. I hope he has learnt lessons from his previous managerial positions and from his time at MK Dons and proves me wrong and will continue to support my football club. However supporting the football club doesn't mean blindly going by without questioning decisions made by the chairman/board/manag er. If we did that Kassam would still own the club and we'd be rotting in Conference North with a local derby against Oxford City to look forward to.[/p][/quote]How many fans give ex managers a glowing reference? Exactly. It's a 'natural' habit to slate ex players and managers, and more often than not- in our experience they make you pay for it. And, have you not heard of development or improvement? GW might not have been the 'finished article' at wycome -but how can a wycome (friend?) be a judge of how GW has developed his coaching skills? Just sounds like the usual gobby wycome fan. '' I'm weeping & fear for you next season". Drama Queen!! Brenda Jackson
  • Score: 5

2:46pm Sun 23 Mar 14

disco80 says...

Kitson as director of football next season
Kitson as director of football next season disco80
  • Score: 3

2:52pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Manor Born says...

Brenda Jackson wrote:
Manor Born wrote:
After finally stopping laughing, a Wycombe supporting friend gave me the lowdown on Waddock. All he could say "was no tactics, no style, dreadful signings, he got us promoted when we had one of the biggest budgets in the league, but couldn't take us forward. We were relegated twice from league 1 & would have been again into the Conference if we hadn't sacked him. I'm not laughing at you, I'm weeping & fear for you next season".

Time will tell, but this appointment isn't one to take us forward. He may possibly take us up this season, but we'll be coming straight back down and unless there is a sporting director coming our way, his track record of signing mediocre players exceeds that of Wilder - no way should he be allowed anywhere near recruitment.

Sorry if that's negative, but that's what we've taken on straight from the mouth of someone who has had to endure Waddock as manager. I hope he has learnt lessons from his previous managerial positions and from his time at MK Dons and proves me wrong and will continue to support my football club.

However supporting the football club doesn't mean blindly going by without questioning decisions made by the chairman/board/manag


er. If we did that Kassam would still own the club and we'd be rotting in Conference North with a local derby against Oxford City to look forward to.
How many fans give ex managers a glowing reference? Exactly. It's a 'natural' habit to slate ex players and managers, and more often than not- in our experience they make you pay for it.
And, have you not heard of development or improvement? GW might not have been the 'finished article' at wycome -but how can a wycome (friend?) be a judge of how GW has developed his coaching skills? Just sounds like the usual gobby wycome fan.
'' I'm weeping & fear for you next season". Drama Queen!!
Hence, if you read the post properly I say "I hope he's learnt from his previous managerial positions and time at MK Dons". very few do though.

As for my friend, he's not some bitter supporter of a rival team. He lives in Oxford and wants oufc to do well because he knows what it means to both the city & his friends to have a successful oufc. It's a year and a half since Waddock was sacked for taking Wycombe to the bottom of the Football League and endangered their Football League status. So plenty of water has passed under the bridge for him to reflect on their experience under our new head coach and give an honest appraisal. He did say Waddock is a nice chap, so that's good.
[quote][p][bold]Brenda Jackson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manor Born[/bold] wrote: After finally stopping laughing, a Wycombe supporting friend gave me the lowdown on Waddock. All he could say "was no tactics, no style, dreadful signings, he got us promoted when we had one of the biggest budgets in the league, but couldn't take us forward. We were relegated twice from league 1 & would have been again into the Conference if we hadn't sacked him. I'm not laughing at you, I'm weeping & fear for you next season". Time will tell, but this appointment isn't one to take us forward. He may possibly take us up this season, but we'll be coming straight back down and unless there is a sporting director coming our way, his track record of signing mediocre players exceeds that of Wilder - no way should he be allowed anywhere near recruitment. Sorry if that's negative, but that's what we've taken on straight from the mouth of someone who has had to endure Waddock as manager. I hope he has learnt lessons from his previous managerial positions and from his time at MK Dons and proves me wrong and will continue to support my football club. However supporting the football club doesn't mean blindly going by without questioning decisions made by the chairman/board/manag er. If we did that Kassam would still own the club and we'd be rotting in Conference North with a local derby against Oxford City to look forward to.[/p][/quote]How many fans give ex managers a glowing reference? Exactly. It's a 'natural' habit to slate ex players and managers, and more often than not- in our experience they make you pay for it. And, have you not heard of development or improvement? GW might not have been the 'finished article' at wycome -but how can a wycome (friend?) be a judge of how GW has developed his coaching skills? Just sounds like the usual gobby wycome fan. '' I'm weeping & fear for you next season". Drama Queen!![/p][/quote]Hence, if you read the post properly I say "I hope he's learnt from his previous managerial positions and time at MK Dons". very few do though. As for my friend, he's not some bitter supporter of a rival team. He lives in Oxford and wants oufc to do well because he knows what it means to both the city & his friends to have a successful oufc. It's a year and a half since Waddock was sacked for taking Wycombe to the bottom of the Football League and endangered their Football League status. So plenty of water has passed under the bridge for him to reflect on their experience under our new head coach and give an honest appraisal. He did say Waddock is a nice chap, so that's good. Manor Born
  • Score: -6

2:57pm Sun 23 Mar 14

william12 says...

Give him a chance. My view has always been the majority of the players are not good enough. He may get the best out of this bunch yet.ML did a good job considering the players we have. Hopefully after the better display against Hartlepool the effect of a new manager who all of the players no doubt will be out to impress ,results will improve. The blip could be over.
Give him a chance. My view has always been the majority of the players are not good enough. He may get the best out of this bunch yet.ML did a good job considering the players we have. Hopefully after the better display against Hartlepool the effect of a new manager who all of the players no doubt will be out to impress ,results will improve. The blip could be over. william12
  • Score: 5

4:41pm Sun 23 Mar 14

oldun says...

Criticisms re stupid - Gary must be excellent - he was chosen from 72 , including many Ian had contacted. Gotta be a great decision
Criticisms re stupid - Gary must be excellent - he was chosen from 72 , including many Ian had contacted. Gotta be a great decision oldun
  • Score: -4

7:30pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Taff Ewe says...

greengarden wrote:
South Upper 87 wrote:
EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
Beau champ mummy wrote:
Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me
good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.
Trouble with Big Al is a few years ago he said 'wife out' and he has been sad and lonely ever since
BigAlTriker and Adlibliar are not Oxf Utd Supporters! Fact !

They are Swindon trolls that just try to create negativity around our club, by posting garbage on these newsgroups. I've never ever seen a positive post from either of them ... Eg Wilder out, Cononoly too old / slow, Lewis no good, Melville no good, Leneghan, Constable blah blah blah and so it goes on.....it's pathetic ! It's not even constructive hence it's obvious what they are.

Gary Waddock welcome to our club, really hope you can inject so new ideas, creativity and self belief with the players.

COYY we still have a promotion opportunity this season, so let's go for it !!
You are right. I remember BigSmallbrained Al slagging off the signing of Connolly before he had kicked a ball. I tried to even out the balance by stating that he could well be a very good signing.

People like these are the ones who wreck the club.. Do they not realise that their pathetic, negative, uninspiring comments can actually affect management and players. Ultimately the results.

They may well be fans of rivals as anyone who loves the club will try to see some positives from things regardless of how hopeless things seem.

It really annoys as this is not about opinions, this is about a destructive vibe that you lot carry with you.
[quote][p][bold]greengarden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Upper 87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: Lenagan out wad dock is an ex swindon legend that's the final straw for me[/p][/quote]good,we don't need idiots like you supporting our team.[/p][/quote]Trouble with Big Al is a few years ago he said 'wife out' and he has been sad and lonely ever since[/p][/quote]BigAlTriker and Adlibliar are not Oxf Utd Supporters! Fact ! They are Swindon trolls that just try to create negativity around our club, by posting garbage on these newsgroups. I've never ever seen a positive post from either of them ... Eg Wilder out, Cononoly too old / slow, Lewis no good, Melville no good, Leneghan, Constable blah blah blah and so it goes on.....it's pathetic ! It's not even constructive hence it's obvious what they are. Gary Waddock welcome to our club, really hope you can inject so new ideas, creativity and self belief with the players. COYY we still have a promotion opportunity this season, so let's go for it !![/p][/quote]You are right. I remember BigSmallbrained Al slagging off the signing of Connolly before he had kicked a ball. I tried to even out the balance by stating that he could well be a very good signing. People like these are the ones who wreck the club.. Do they not realise that their pathetic, negative, uninspiring comments can actually affect management and players. Ultimately the results. They may well be fans of rivals as anyone who loves the club will try to see some positives from things regardless of how hopeless things seem. It really annoys as this is not about opinions, this is about a destructive vibe that you lot carry with you. Taff Ewe
  • Score: 6

8:32pm Sun 23 Mar 14

EMBOX2 says...

Let's hope all the players step up their game to impress the new boss, and get us up into the promotion places.

Can't help but think people will replace the two "d"s in Waddock with "z"s though....
Let's hope all the players step up their game to impress the new boss, and get us up into the promotion places. Can't help but think people will replace the two "d"s in Waddock with "z"s though.... EMBOX2
  • Score: -1

9:13pm Sun 23 Mar 14

oldun says...

EMBOX2 wrote:
Let's hope all the players step up their game to impress the new boss, and get us up into the promotion places.

Can't help but think people will replace the two "d"s in Waddock with "z"s though....
thoase whew cann spel mit evon reeplase them wiv too "s's"
[quote][p][bold]EMBOX2[/bold] wrote: Let's hope all the players step up their game to impress the new boss, and get us up into the promotion places. Can't help but think people will replace the two "d"s in Waddock with "z"s though....[/p][/quote]thoase whew cann spel mit evon reeplase them wiv too "s's" oldun
  • Score: 1

4:49am Mon 24 Mar 14

BenkiuGuasu says...

oldun wrote:
EMBOX2 wrote:
Let's hope all the players step up their game to impress the new boss, and get us up into the promotion places.

Can't help but think people will replace the two "d"s in Waddock with "z"s though....
thoase whew cann spel mit evon reeplase them wiv too "s's"
Hopefully there'll be no need to replace them with "c c"
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EMBOX2[/bold] wrote: Let's hope all the players step up their game to impress the new boss, and get us up into the promotion places. Can't help but think people will replace the two "d"s in Waddock with "z"s though....[/p][/quote]thoase whew cann spel mit evon reeplase them wiv too "s's"[/p][/quote]Hopefully there'll be no need to replace them with "c c" BenkiuGuasu
  • Score: 1

5:56am Mon 24 Mar 14

Southstandupper says...

So GW is not everyones first choice but nor was CW when he came so nothing new there. Looking at recent events at the club I suspect we can see Jim Smith's influencing IL. My reason is CW Sheffield United connection (Jim Smith) CW interview at Portsmouth (Jim Smith was at Portsmouth), GW Aldershot and QPR (yes Jim Smith was at both places also in one capacity or another) so what chance our next manager whoever and whenever that may be having a Birmingham or Newcastle connection??? (we will discount the Boston link).
I think GW is a reasonable choice he knows the lower league more than CW did and probably have a Plan B and possibly a Plan C . Hopefully he has the hunger to progress in his career and take us with him to higher levels but time will tell. He has a hard few games to make his mark and gain promotion but he is on a loser whatever happens in the fact that if we fail people will say he is no good (even though it is CW's side) or if we go up it will be CW's side). Anyway good luck Gary the majority of fans will support you through thick and thin just show us your committed to the cause.
Nice to see BigAlBiker is full of optimism as usual, plenty of negative views but he has never said who he would have preferred as manager/head coach!! Did hear IL wanted to appoint Brendan Rogers with Frank Lampard as player coach but decided against it after thinking it would not please BigAL.
So GW is not everyones first choice but nor was CW when he came so nothing new there. Looking at recent events at the club I suspect we can see Jim Smith's influencing IL. My reason is CW Sheffield United connection (Jim Smith) CW interview at Portsmouth (Jim Smith was at Portsmouth), GW Aldershot and QPR (yes Jim Smith was at both places also in one capacity or another) so what chance our next manager whoever and whenever that may be having a Birmingham or Newcastle connection??? (we will discount the Boston link). I think GW is a reasonable choice he knows the lower league more than CW did and probably have a Plan B and possibly a Plan C . Hopefully he has the hunger to progress in his career and take us with him to higher levels but time will tell. He has a hard few games to make his mark and gain promotion but he is on a loser whatever happens in the fact that if we fail people will say he is no good (even though it is CW's side) or if we go up it will be CW's side). Anyway good luck Gary the majority of fans will support you through thick and thin just show us your committed to the cause. Nice to see BigAlBiker is full of optimism as usual, plenty of negative views but he has never said who he would have preferred as manager/head coach!! Did hear IL wanted to appoint Brendan Rogers with Frank Lampard as player coach but decided against it after thinking it would not please BigAL. Southstandupper
  • Score: 1

9:33am Mon 24 Mar 14

Moobs says...

Waddock is better Wilder. He won the conference title by a street, Wilder could only scrape the play offs, Waddock got promotion from League 2, something Wilder failed to do.

Someone on the thread said he's been out of work for years, wrong ! He was head of coaching at MK Dons. Amazed some people immediately wade in with criticism but don't even read the article on this very page !
Waddock is better Wilder. He won the conference title by a street, Wilder could only scrape the play offs, Waddock got promotion from League 2, something Wilder failed to do. Someone on the thread said he's been out of work for years, wrong ! He was head of coaching at MK Dons. Amazed some people immediately wade in with criticism but don't even read the article on this very page ! Moobs
  • Score: 1

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