Letter to Mr. Eales-contribute politely.

gofish2

Active member
#1
This letter is written with those in mind who seek communication. It is not an opportunity to attack the owner or staff of OUFC.

(I ask the mods to filter, and exclude anything which might be construed as attacking)


Dear Mr. Eales,
This letter has been contributed to by those who are concerned at the Oxford United's significant under performance this season. It is not a subjective or ill considered approach.

We understand that the complexities of running a football club, with such a complicated background, is a task which many of us do not fully and easily comprehend. We do, however, understand, respect and appreciate that a good deal of the 'behind the scenes' detail, is not something which can be communicated without careful consideration and timing.

We also understand that we are not entitled to be informed of the nuances of negotiations and decisions which you, as owner, are engaged in and have the right to act on and sanction.

We appreciate that any chairman who takes on the mantle, Is likely to be subjected to criticism, vitriol, and uninformed accusations.

What we don't understand is your silence. The problem with which, is a void in understanding and the creation of a vacuum which, is then filled with phantasy, assumption and conjecture by the fans.

Organisations that thrive, tend to be greatly assisted by communication from those who hold positions of authority and significance. Since the beginning of the season, we note that this has changed dramatically and it is a considerable concern.

Your public support of Michael Appleton was exemplary. Your silence where Pep Clotet is concerned is baffling.

As someone who has consulted widely to organizations, I see things which I find alarming. Under performance in any organization points towards systemic problems within it, and can be regarded as 'symptomatic', excuse me if I am telling you something you already know.

What you will also know is that from a commercial perspective, unsatisfied customers tend to become disenchanted. The idea that football is in some way different due to blind allegiance and the 'true fan' phenomena, is an illusion.

We sincerely hope that you will talk to us soon. Many of us will wish for reassurance. Some, a panacea which will placate their concerns. Others will seek definitive reassurances. And, for most of us, hope for a response that reflects the respect which this letter is sent.

Please, talk to us.
 
#5
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Probably not the best timing considering there has been an Oxox meeting this month and a fans forum scheduled as well.
Eh?
There was a Fans Forum promised by DE for December. Having missed that he then promised to come to one in January. Having missed that, he has now promised one for March.
All of which makes gofish's letter entirely appropriate. The can is being kicked down the road, and the necessary questions are not being asked, let alone answered.
Jesus, when IL went AWOL from public questioning four years ago, OxVox was asking far more direct questions by public statement. In the absence of any body these days to ask serious questions on behalf of fans, perhaps the public petition route is best!!
 
#6
If gofish wants to contact Eales then by all means do so but let’s not forget he has already paid for 2 players this month (reinvested money into the squad) and signed 3 players, again something he said he would do.

I don’t blame Eales for getting tired of some of the bad press he gets as it must be tiresome to constantly get the same questions over and over again.

He will never be able to keep you happy Charlie as he owns the football club that you and your mates are so desperate to own yourselves.
 

bazzer9461

Well-known member
#7
If gofish wants to contact Eales then by all means do so but let’s not forget he has already paid for 2 players this month (reinvested money into the squad) and signed 3 players, again something he said he would do.

I don’t blame Eales for getting tired of some of the bad press he gets as it must be tiresome to constantly get the same questions over and over again.

He will never be able to keep you happy Charlie as he owns the football club that you and your mates are so desperate to own yourselves.
At the moment wiggy I don’t think there are many who are happy with DE and yes he may have acquired 3 players for Pep but we still beed a couple more. Yes Chas has been critical of DE but so have many more, DE many help himselfnmore if he maybe gives an interview Maybe to Radox or BBC Oxford tv so we all know he is still here. If he gets offended with comments and statements then surely he would try and stop those comments by coming out with something positive like he used to up until the beginning of the last summer close season.
 

Dave T

Well-known member
#8
He will never be able to keep you happy Charlie as he owns the football club that you and your mates are so desperate to own yourselves.
Charlie?
Come on now wiggy, spill the beans. We've all been patiently waiting here for the charliesghost v oufcyellows spat to reignite and I had just worked out that oufcyellows is now 'Dave_T'. Are you saying that 'lundinsponytail' is charliesghost's new monniker?
What do u mean is now dave t - I have been for years
 

Scotchegg

Active member
2018-19 shirt sponsor for Jamie Hanson
#11
Charlie?
Come on now wiggy, spill the beans. We've all been patiently waiting here for the charliesghost v oufcyellows spat to reignite and I had just worked out that oufcyellows is now 'Dave_T'. Are you saying that 'lundinsponytail' is charliesghost's new monniker?

By jove, I think he has it!!!

I can't believe Charlie is going by a pseudonym after all his rants about hiding behind them. Me and Mrs Egg had a bloody good laugh about it!!!
 
#12
Charlie?
Come on now wiggy, spill the beans. We've all been patiently waiting here for the charliesghost v oufcyellows spat to reignite and I had just worked out that oufcyellows is now 'Dave_T'. Are you saying that 'lundinsponytail' is charliesghost's new monniker?
It’s Charlie alright. Quite ironic considering he doesn’t agree with people posting under fake names.
 
#13
This letter is written with those in mind who seek communication. It is not an opportunity to attack the owner or staff of OUFC.

(I ask the mods to filter, and exclude anything which might be construed as attacking)


Dear Mr. Eales,
This letter has been contributed to by those who are concerned at the Oxford United's significant under performance this season. It is not a subjective or ill considered approach.

We understand that the complexities of running a football club, with such a complicated background, is a task which many of us do not fully and easily comprehend. We do, however, understand, respect and appreciate that a good deal of the 'behind the scenes' detail, is not something which can be communicated without careful consideration and timing.

We also understand that we are not entitled to be informed of the nuances of negotiations and decisions which you, as owner, are engaged in and have the right to act on and sanction.

We appreciate that any chairman who takes on the mantle, Is likely to be subjected to criticism, vitriol, and uninformed accusations.

What we don't understand is your silence. The problem with which, is a void in understanding and the creation of a vacuum which, is then filled with phantasy, assumption and conjecture by the fans.

Organisations that thrive, tend to be greatly assisted by communication from those who hold positions of authority and significance. Since the beginning of the season, we note that this has changed dramatically and it is a considerable concern.

Your public support of Michael Appleton was exemplary. Your silence where Pep Clotet is concerned is baffling.

As someone who has consulted widely to organizations, I see things which I find alarming. Under performance in any organization points towards systemic problems within it, and can be regarded as 'symptomatic', excuse me if I am telling you something you already know.

What you will also know is that from a commercial perspective, unsatisfied customers tend to become disenchanted. The idea that football is in some way different due to blind allegiance and the 'true fan' phenomena, is an illusion.

We sincerely hope that you will talk to us soon. Many of us will wish for reassurance. Some, a panacea which will placate their concerns. Others will seek definitive reassurances. And, for most of us, hope for a response that reflects the respect which this letter is sent.

Please, talk to us.
I don't wish to appear pedantic but if you're going to write to the Chairman please have someone check your grammar. I lost count of the number of misplaced commas.
 
#18
We are 10th. Last season we finished 8th and that's after Appleton built the squad he wanted after time building. Why can't Clotet have that luxury.
Unfortuantly as fans we have been spoilt with the amount of success we have had over the last 3 seasons. 2 Wembley finals, a promotion, a lot of good young players coming in and doing well then getting sold for a lot of money.

A season of mid table, inconsistentancy isn’t welcomed but a level headed fan should sometimes accept a season like the one we are having as a club can’t have as much change as we have in a summer and think we will carry on where we left off.
 
#19
Oxford UTD have always had a sections of idiots who just love the sound of their own voices sadly social media has given them an extra platform to spout their nonsense. Maybe we should rewind 8 years and return to the non league. No that was something to complain about
 

eraser

Active member
#20
We are 10th. Last season we finished 8th and that's after Appleton built the squad he wanted after time building. Why can't Clotet have that luxury.
Because Clotet can't team build. MApp adjusted and admitted his and team failings and dealt with them. Pep just keeps ploddig along doing absolutely nothing constructive.
 
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