Oxford and football

Ox4Eva

Active member
#1
I see OCC blanked putting something on for the England game on Saturday in Oxford City centre.

I know it's the age old town v gown thing, in other words those working class oiks!

But unless it's something that benefits the students or tourists the council have no interest.

Whether it's OUFC or the hockey team even, the council or their masters at the colleges have no interest and it really should be challenged more...
 

Marked Ox

Well-known member
#5
Same as most towns, but many also done something in a public space.

They don't want the city associated with football and never have!
If there is plenty of provision available already which there is, for me it would be a waste of Council funds especially with all the cuts they've had to make.
 

holdsteady

Active member
#7
You would comfortably cover costs if you put up a screen in Gloucester Green, with entrance fee and bars around the outside, the council has never cared much for working/lower middle class locals, got worse since Labour became the party of the liberal elite.

Personally I would rather watch it in a pub but plenty of youngsters like it, be nice to put something on for local youngsters rather students/tourists.
 

Sarge

Well-known member
#8
They could have asked BMW to sponsor it
charge a nominal £5 to enter a big screen fanzone, ( along with selling beer/ refreshments franchises) costs would be more than covered:unsure:

And Oxford City council could clean up on income by despatching parking wardens to ticket all the illegally parked vehicles in the vicinity ( as they have a tendancy to on matchdays around greenoble road):rolleyes:

so far the City Council seem to have missed several cash raisers during these World Cup Finals!:oops:

maybe if todays quarter final ends favourably there may be an Oxford City Council fanzone provided for the semi final and final perhaps?:unsure:
 
#9
charge a nominal £5 to enter a big screen fanzone, ( along with selling beer/ refreshments franchises) costs would be more than covered:unsure:

And Oxford City council could clean up on income by despatching parking wardens to ticket all the illegally parked vehicles in the vicinity ( as they have a tendancy to on matchdays around greenoble road):rolleyes:

so far the City Council seem to have missed several cash raisers during these World Cup Finals!:oops:

maybe if todays quarter final ends favourably there may be an Oxford City Council fanzone provided for the semi final and final perhaps?:unsure:
Please don't hold your breath
 

Sarge

Well-known member
#11
Please don't hold your breath
No danger of that @mariokempes ;)....... twas a tongue in cheek comment as Oxford City Council traditionally tend not to do anything much in the way of benifitting council tax paying residents.... wheras if the University want, or dont, want something taking place Oxford city council seem to always rubber stamp it:confused:


Also Oxford City Council arent much good when it comes to dealing with tax exile leaseholders (Priory) either.

Oxford City Council, appear to be anti cars (which are built here in Oxford) and have seemed to be for many decades anti football and football supporters:confused::confused::confused:
 

FalmouthOx

Junior Member
#12
Watched in Falmouth, exactly the same,, hottest day of the year and everyone crowded into a pub around a smallish screen. They want to sell us oodles of beer every time theres a game but provide no service. All you need is a screen and a mobile phone and cast it. Not good enough generally - its 90 minutes then can go back to being quaint - lived in Frankfurt /Zurich for a long time and they had flat barges moored o the river /lake with huge screens and the river banks were heaving.
 

Sarge

Well-known member
#13
£5 for some little t**t that supports Manchester United from his armchair to chuck a £5 pint of warm lager in a plastic cup over me.... Rather watch it in a pub away from that sort.
Agree entirely @carefreeoufc ...... sadly most pubs showing live (England) football matches do attract a few of that ( 'manure' - or similar- armchair 'supporters' who get over excited and chuck overpriced warm beer around), ilk :cautious: .... though that ( pubs full of manure or similar armchair supporters who chuck expensive warm beer - and a punch or so- about )also happens on a 'normal' Saturday night on George street Im told ?;)
 

Sarge

Well-known member
#14
photographic proof that Oxford City Council along with their TVP no fun enforcers, unlike the rest of England, really dont like football or football supporters! ( pic of George street after Quarter final win borrowed from social media)....... hmmm wonder if any armchair prem team 'supporters' will be getting a 3 year ban ( from their armchairs!) for over enthusiastically celebrating England quarter final win? ..... all TVP leave cancelled for both Wednesday and Sunday Ive heard? :eek:

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Marked Ox

Well-known member
#15
photographic proof that Oxford City Council along with their TVP no fun enforcers, unlike the rest of England, really dont like football or football supporters! ( pic of George street after Quarter final win borrowed from social media)....... hmmm wonder if any armchair prem team 'supporters' will be getting a 3 year ban ( from their armchairs!) for over enthusiastically celebratingWEngland quarter final win? ..... all TVP leave cancelled for both Wednesday and Sunday Ive heard :eek:

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Tbf to TVP, probably sensible considering the morons that will come out. Look at what happened to that Ambulance car, Taxi and those who went into IKEA. More people out who aren't capable of handling the alcohol they consume etc.

Also, the potential spike in domestic violence which apparently seems to happen.

Edit: More info here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44756829
 

Sarge

Well-known member
#16
Tbf to TVP, probably sensible considering the morons that will come out. Look at what happened to that Ambulance car, Taxi and those who went into IKEA. More people out who aren't capable of handling the alcohol they consume etc.

Also, the potential spike in domestic violence which apparently seems to happen.
fair shout @Marked Ox .... excessive alcohol + (excessive) tropical weather isnt ever a good combination:oops:
 
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