General Bah humbug thread 2019

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Had the misfortune to have to go into oxford city centre earlier ( headington branch of my bank being refurbished currently)... Cornmarket and market street are almost impassable due to ongoing building works and associated plant.
A narrow walkway outside the clarendon centre is the only way to get from one end of cornmarket to the other. Two seperate rows of people heading towards carfax with one single(ish) row of people going the opposite way, with a queue much worse than 5 mins before kick off outside the eaststand on big attandance matchdays, compounded by idiotic groups of vistors following a flag carrying guide stopping halfway down the narrow pedestrian walkway! Absolutetly ridiciculous, causing huge logjams of people, one poor old chap stumbled over in the melee (managed to help him back up ) . . I dont like going into town at the best of times, 'festive' season is even worse but taking 15 mins plus to travel 100 yards or so- each way- is unreal! Bah bloody humbug i say
 

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Had the misfortune to have to go into oxford city centre earlier ( headington branch of my bank being refurbished currently)... Cornmarket and market street are almost impassable due to ongoing building works and associated plant.
A narrow walkway outside the clarendon centre is the only way to get from one end of cornmarket to the other. Two seperate rows of people heading towards carfax with one single(ish) row of people going the opposite way, with a queue much worse than 5 mins before kick off outside the eaststand on big attandance matchdays, compounded by idiotic groups of vistors following a flag carrying guide stopping halfway down the narrow pedestrian walkway! Absolutetly ridiciculous, causing huge logjams of people, one poor old chap stumbled over in the melee (managed to help him back up ) . . I dont like going into town at the best of times, 'festive' season is even worse but taking 15 mins plus to travel 100 yards or so- each way- is unreal! Bah bloody humbug i say

About the same as the exit of the overflow carpark at the kassam on Match days then lol
 

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Had the misfortune to have to go into oxford city centre earlier ( headington branch of my bank being refurbished currently)... Cornmarket and market street are almost impassable due to ongoing building works and associated plant.
A narrow walkway outside the clarendon centre is the only way to get from one end of cornmarket to the other. Two seperate rows of people heading towards carfax with one single(ish) row of people going the opposite way, with a queue much worse than 5 mins before kick off outside the eaststand on big attandance matchdays, compounded by idiotic groups of vistors following a flag carrying guide stopping halfway down the narrow pedestrian walkway! Absolutetly ridiciculous, causing huge logjams of people, one poor old chap stumbled over in the melee (managed to help him back up ) . . I dont like going into town at the best of times, 'festive' season is even worse but taking 15 mins plus to travel 100 yards or so- each way- is unreal! Bah bloody humbug i say
rather you than me. if I knew you were going i could've given you a list
 

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Had the misfortune to have to go into oxford city centre earlier ( headington branch of my bank being refurbished currently)... Cornmarket and market street are almost impassable due to ongoing building works and associated plant.
A narrow walkway outside the clarendon centre is the only way to get from one end of cornmarket to the other. Two seperate rows of people heading towards carfax with one single(ish) row of people going the opposite way, with a queue much worse than 5 mins before kick off outside the eaststand on big attandance matchdays, compounded by idiotic groups of vistors following a flag carrying guide stopping halfway down the narrow pedestrian walkway! Absolutetly ridiciculous, causing huge logjams of people, one poor old chap stumbled over in the melee (managed to help him back up ) . . I dont like going into town at the best of times, 'festive' season is even worse but taking 15 mins plus to travel 100 yards or so- each way- is unreal! Bah bloody humbug i say
Good practise for when Man City come to town Sarge!!
 

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Good practise for when Man City come to town Sarge!!
I got caught up in the chaotic melee by the quadrangle last time they were here, thanks to billy bigbollox the citeh team coach driver

thankfully he wont be able to pull the same s**t Dec 17
 

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Had the misfortune to have to go into oxford city centre earlier ( headington branch of my bank being refurbished currently)... Cornmarket and market street are almost impassable due to ongoing building works and associated plant.
A narrow walkway outside the clarendon centre is the only way to get from one end of cornmarket to the other. Two seperate rows of people heading towards carfax with one single(ish) row of people going the opposite way, with a queue much worse than 5 mins before kick off outside the eaststand on big attandance matchdays, compounded by idiotic groups of vistors following a flag carrying guide stopping halfway down the narrow pedestrian walkway! Absolutetly ridiciculous, causing huge logjams of people, one poor old chap stumbled over in the melee (managed to help him back up ) . . I dont like going into town at the best of times, 'festive' season is even worse but taking 15 mins plus to travel 100 yards or so- each way- is unreal! Bah bloody humbug i say


a pic of Cornmarket earlier ... that there narrow walkway on the left of the pic

I thought it was ongoing building work, but no, it seems Oxford City Council have entered the UK's crappest christmas tree contest ....

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I got caught up in the chaotic melee by the quadrangle last time they were here, thanks to billy bigbollox the citeh team coach driver

thankfully he wont be able to pull the same s**t Dec 17

He definitely won’t, we’re not playing them until the 18th ?
 

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He definitely won’t, we’re not playing them until the 18th ?
ooopsy .... there again he might turn up early n stymie it for getting out of the training ground, after the open fans forum :oops:
 

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Can’t remember the last time I went into the city centre. Must be 30 years. Probably wouldn’t recognise the place now.
 

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a pic of Cornmarket earlier ... that there narrow walkway on the left of the pic

I thought it was ongoing building work, but no, it seems Oxford City Council have entered the UK's crappest christmas tree contest ....

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Specialist crane putting some pile driving kit into St Johns. Only there for 2 or 3 days. The joys of living in a historic, if slightly cramped, city.
 
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