Our new MD

Ox4Eva

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Surely our new part time MD is not away somewhere. He made all the right noises and spoke of communication with the fans did he not?

But nothing from him either!
 

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He ended his programme notes on Saturday with the sentence:
" We are Oxford. Let's show that we are totally United"
Can't say it feels that way. Perhaps he should be directing this at the Chairman and the Board.
He also said :
"We also look forward to seeing you on 1st March for a Fans Forum over at Oxford City"
Didn't say what he meant by "We" though.
 

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It's clear then that they fans forum is happening. It would be unthinkable that they wouldn't have a manager in place by then.
 

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It's clear then that they fans forum is happening. It would be unthinkable that they wouldn't have a manager in place by then.
Why would that be? Darryl, as the Chairman, can do what he wants, when he wants. I am sure he will pull a rabbit out of the hat. Lets just wait a little bit longer.
 

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Why would that be? Darryl, as the Chairman, can do what he wants, when he wants. I am sure he will pull a rabbit out of the hat. Lets just wait a little bit longer.
He’s probably hoping it’s Faz who pulls a couple of rabbits out of the hat with a couple of wins before the forum. He can then announce that it’s with great pleasure that he’s appointing Faz as manager after he has proved his ability in the interim period, to a round of applause from everyone present...
 

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Surely our new part time MD is not away somewhere. He made all the right noises and spoke of communication with the fans did he not?

But nothing from him either!
As must as my dislike for the bloke, KT did a great job of connecting the club with the fans, he took any pressure off the owner and liaised with the media.
 

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As must as my dislike for the bloke, KT did a great job of connecting the club with the fans, he took any pressure off the owner and liaised with the media.
He was also very good at spending money that wasn't his and in return meant once he left the owner was very much under pressure when it came to finances.
 

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It's clear then that they fans forum is happening. It would be unthinkable that they wouldn't have a manager in place by then.
Entirely gutted I won't be able to make the forum (unfortunately I'll be in Italy visiting the family).

I had genuinely been considering making the trip up from Brighton for the forum, just to hear what the hell is actually going on in person. Be it Darryl miraculously having all the answers or decomposing under the immense weight of unanswerable questions, I feel like there's something a brewing that must surely be worth witnessing.
 

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He was also very good at spending money that wasn't his and in return meant once he left the owner was very much under pressure when it came to finances.
I did know that about KT and the financial issues, our mutual “friend” kept me well informed from the inside about events in those days.
My point was his communication skills not his money management, but IL must take some responsibility on that issue.
 

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Going from Mark Ashton to a part time headteacher is a true sign of how far we've come since DE's reign. I'm sure Nialls a lovely bloke but that doesn't make him a good managing director at a football league club. We need a serious investment in our infrastructure if new owners arrive
 

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Going from Mark Ashton to a part time headteacher is a true sign of how far we've come since DE's reign. I'm sure Nialls a lovely bloke but that doesn't make him a good managing director at a football league club. We need a serious investment in our infrastructure if new owners arrive
I think that not only is he a lovely bloke he knows more about running a business, getting the most out of his team, and football than people give him credit for. He is exactly the sort of person u want to get Oufc back on track. How much he’s allowed to do and what funds he has to do it with is an entirely different thing
 

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I think that not only is he a lovely bloke he knows more about running a business, getting the most out of his team, and football than people give him credit for. He is exactly the sort of person u want to get Oufc back on track. How much he’s allowed to do and what funds he has to do it with is an entirely different thing
he spoke well at the Oxvox members meeting and agreed to look into all sorts of issues raised.... yet no results apparent so far....... @Dave T you've hit the nail on the head re what he is allowed to do methinks?
 

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he spoke well at the Oxvox members meeting and agreed to look into all sorts of issues raised.... yet no results apparent so far....... @Dave T you've hit the nail on the head re what he is allowed to do methinks?
If any of the bits involve investment, I can see him being in a bit of a bind at the moment. Still can do the due diligence on any ideas though
 

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I think that not only is he a lovely bloke he knows more about running a business, getting the most out of his team, and football than people give him credit for. He is exactly the sort of person u want to get Oufc back on track. How much he’s allowed to do and what funds he has to do it with is an entirely different thing
he spoke well at the Oxvox members meeting and agreed to look into all sorts of issues raised.... yet no results apparent so far....... @Dave T you've hit the nail on the head re what he is allowed to do methinks?
Probably all ties in with the takeover again, it’s not just Darryl that quiet it’s the whole club, but that all comes from the top. I don’t doubt for one sec he’s looked into and followed up on those points. I think under different circumstances he would be very much more public, and proactive
 
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