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    Manager/Coach KR needs to go

    For me I think he will bring it all together and we end up safely mid table again. Hopefully soon he will find a successful mix and formation like he did last season. However to get there I think he will persevere for a good while, like last year, with formations and teams that fit his system...
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    The Karl Robinson years at OUFC are difficult to analyse.

    I agree this for me one one of the positives this year was the reduced reliance on loans. We do have to keep in mind though we are a selling club. The club just to survive has to sell one or two player each year (we should not complain about the selling of White because a look at the books means...
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    The Karl Robinson years at OUFC are difficult to analyse.

    I am not sure we can say there are no excuses for being successful this season but I would agree there should be far less than last season. There will always be a turn of fate that can make or break a club like us who do not have the larger resources of the bigger clubs. As for KR I am still...
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    Manager/Coach Robinson

    To get Oxford to be a consistently winning team at this level is quite an ask. We are not one of the big teams. I don't know how or budget rates but would think it may be upper mid table. Therefore a decent manager should be able to achieve this (which KR sis last season). It's too early to...
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    Predictions for the season

    12th - 16th for me. I think it will take a bit of time for us to settle so slowish start. I think goals might be an issue as we desperately need strikers (hopefully they will arrive, but KR has trouble finding them). January could be an issue if we lose Cadden and Woodburn. We will need no long...
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    If you read the excellent summary of our finances in Fan's View 2019/20 No.2 - Pre-season pt2 you will see that we have to sell a player each year just to keep our losses and debt management remotely manageable. This is the business model that keeps the lights on (When Tiger remembers to settle...
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    There is something in what scotchegg is saying, however even with these players through the door I really don't know if we are ready for game one. My concern is that we will not be firing on all cylinders for a few weeks yet (a bit like last season). We saw last season there is a fine line...
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    Fan's View Fan's View 2019/20 No.2 - Pre-season pt2

    Great piece. Sums up a lot of whats been concerning me. It all very well saying stay positive but these are worrying times. I think all fans owe it to the club to keep pressing tiger for some proper answers. Otherwise we may find out a nasty truth far too late. As for the upcoming season 3 or 4...
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    To play devils advocate we could go for the players that everyone wants and totally miss out, then last minute panic buy after the first few games have already been played by which time the damage has been done. I don't envy any club trying to compete in such a silly market that exists in...
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    To question the Calden deal is not moaning, as based on some of the rumors we have heard so far there are elements of the deal that are potentially questionable in terms of value to the club. I don't think anyone would not welcome a signing or 5 and while right back (if that is what he is) is...
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    Sotchegg I think you misunderstood the point I was trying to make. I was talking about what we know about the owners plans no specifically what has happened during this transfer window. I take your point though regarding the spend that the club has made in terms of fees, i just wonder how it...
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    And I want to own a fully functional millennium falcon but that doesn't mean it will ever happen!
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    As far as I know we have had no idea what the goals of our board and owners actually are other than a vague make us successful. The sad fact is they have chosen to share very little with us (despite some very prominent off field issues). Do they want a successful club, do they want us to...
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    I think you are right to question the first team budget. I wonder what cost the under 23s is and how much of the budget is going here. I mean its fine if our first team is highly competitive with them in it, however if the first team struggles is it a case of chasing tomorrows gold and...
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    The issue is 2 weeks before the season and not a full team in place. A wise person would have signed a centerback and striker already then try for the star players. They may not have been the star players and should we get those star players may not have ended up as first choices but at least we...
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    It not really a matter of who we haven't signed and or why. It's now a matter of who we do sign and whether they fill the massive holes in defense and attack. We have 2 weeks to strengthen the center of defense and strike force (even then anyone we now sign will have to slot in immediately)...
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    Actually I think it can be judged after the first few games. As the season starts before the window shuts the damage to our start can have already been done, and this will determine how successful a window it has been.
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    Transfer News Transfer targets summer 2019

    AbbeyOx it will all depend who we end up getting. Look at last off season and I think we really have to see as how this one is going. We signed a lot of players late (some after the season had started) some players were old and or carrying injuries. Some were very young and had no real...
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    Curtis Nelson

    I think Nelson has handled the ending of his contract in an exemplary way. We have had no pressure to force a move and total commitment to the club. It is a breath of fresh air in this day and age. If he goes he will have proved a big part in our survival this season and that could well prove in...
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    Jamie Mackie

    I don't think a 20 goal a season hitman is affordable for a club like us (unless we get in a young lad and they develop into one like we did with Roofe). However a couple of strikers in the squad that can bag 10 - 15 goals is achievable and something we have lacked. It is possibly the difference...
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