General OUFC rivals

willgreen

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Bit of a random one but who do you consider our biggest rivals?
As a young exile, I'm interested to see which clubs are seen as rivals by other forum users. Setting aside Sw*ndon, I think there's a fair bit of debate to be had about which clubs are also rivals of Oxford, although there is a degree of personal preference - I personally really hate Bristol Rovers for some reason that I haven't worked out yet.
 

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Liverpool and QPR to start the ball rolling.
 

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Real: Scum, plastics, Orient

Special mentions to Bristol Rovers, Liverpool and Wycombe
 

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For me our proper rivals are Swindon.

Local teams who aren’t real rivals but who are close and therefore there is a tiny amount of spice: Reading and Wycombe

Teams with whom there has been a bit of tame rivalry in recent years: Luton, Northampton and Bristol Rovers.

The only answer is Swindon for me though. I know Reading will get raised but aside from seeing us lose to them at Elm Park in around 97 under a shower of beer bottles, they just haven’t been in our orbit for so long and have become a very sanitised version of their former selves.
 

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Swindon obviously but Reading are not that far behind for me. I have a strong dislike for Chelsea too. Locally I don't mind Wycombe doing well.
 

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The OP was asking about rivals, not clubs that you don't like, I'm not sure we have a rivalry with either Liverpool or Chelsea just yet (despite that 'penalty').

For me, it has to be Swindon 100%. We haven't played Reading for 15 years, the last time being in 2004, so I have no memory of ever playing them, but of course the Thames Valley Royals debacle will be at the forefront of many minds.

In terms of smaller rivalries, Wycombe like to pretend they're one, and because we've played them a lot in recent years and are quite close in proximity, Northampton and Luton have to be up there. Probably Bristol Rovers too because of the regularity of games and the Matty Taylor saga.
 

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Besides The Scum, Reading are for me the only real rivals separated only by the fact that we haven’t crossed paths with them in ages.

No-one who was there will forget Orient and their disrespect.
Not rivals but hated just the same.
Noughtampton and Whycome are not rivals. Whatever they think about it.
 

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After Scum it has to be Pompey. We seem to follow each other around the leagues. Would of said Reading but we never play them. Even miss them next season as they get relegated and we get promoted.
 

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For me our proper rivals are Swindon.

Local teams who aren’t real rivals but who are close and therefore there is a tiny amount of spice: Reading.
Guess I if you must be around 18-24?

Aren’t real rivals and a tiny bit of spice??

I only did Elm pen a few times and it was nasty. They always wanted to fight back, unlike those 6 fingered wankers down the road. They always had a little go at home too. Not to mention the one trip to the breeze block.
 
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