Oxford Ultras - Over & Out

carefreeoufc

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I think you’re on to something! A fourth stand for all of those supporters queuing to desperately get a ticket each week will solve all our woes.

More ideas like that and I reckon you’ll get a place on the Board.
 

PottersRightBoot

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Why so negative? Play like we did against Sunderland and Portsmouth and we can fill a fourth stand.

Default mode for so many supporters is gloom. Can’t say I can blame you much mind...
 

WuTang

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Easy comment to make . And where are we playing then? Wycombe? Cutteslowe Park?
The council own sandy lane, which you can fit Charlton's ground into (try it on Google maps!). It's close to the ring road, also has an unused car park already on site behind Tesco, and a railway track running alongside for a potential stadium station. Just one idea what will never happen, but at least it's an idea! There are limited places around Oxford, I think that has untapped potential
 

OxfordYankee

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A fourth stand would improve it greatly. Especially if it was constructed for safe-standing and became the home end. East Stand for away fans and zero issues of segregation in the North Stand to contend with for bigger games.

Yes please.
 

holdsteady

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I think it will really come back to hit the club/football in general it’s disdain for groups of young men in the future. They treat groups of young lads as an unnecessary menace while courting families, without realising that most of these families that attend are brought along by a dad that started as a youth with his mates.

Without that link to the club as a young un why would you bother later on? I doubt it matters to the jobsworths who wear luminous coats but they are having a detrimental affect on OUFCs future.
 

Chinny65

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I live as stated before in Yorkshire. When I can visit the Ka$$am one of the things I look out for is the Ultras displays. Now it will be gone at the end of the season. To the Ultras past and present, you have been magnificent and the colourful spectacle you have brought to the soulless s**t hole was incredible. I do hope we can keep the banners and flags somewhere safe or set up a rota to get them out again?
What a truly s**t season this has been on and off the pitch 1st team and management wise, now the colours of yellow and blue are going. There needs to be an almighty shake-up at the end of the season. COYY's
 

PottersRightBoot

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I can think of several truly s**t seasons in recent years far worse than 18/19. I actually think this season has been rather entertaining in a ghoulish sort of way.
 

MJB

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I can think of several truly s**t seasons in recent years far worse than 18/19. I actually think this season has been rather entertaining in a ghoulish sort of way.
Without wishing to veer wildly off-topic (but I’ll continue) I think the reason for particular gloom is that we were seemingly so close to something better.

We had a great manager two seasons ago and Eales had brilliantly laid the foundations for the next step up. That could have seen a local multi-millionaire fan with deep pockets and a foreign investor with even deeper pockets come on board. Instead they’ve snapped up one of the best supported clubs in the country.

And what are we left with? Flirting with relegation to potentially be exactly where we were again three seasons ago. Unpaid tax bills. And now this latest news re: the Ultras (which is entirely their decision so absolutely no blame being laid at their door) and it’s just another smack round the head.

I’m an eternal optimist but what are we clinging to right now exactly? Basically that our manager implies that something positive might happen in the future behind the scenes in a typically vague, unstratrgic fashion in a post-match interview. Inexplicably, he’s having to be both coach and acting CEO on media duties due to vacuum of information. Even when club officials are put up for interviews they say half of less than nothing.

And hey, maybe things WILL turn out to be rosy in the future. Pretty unrealistic to expect the fanbase to be anything less than cynical about its likelihood however - we have been burned many, many times before.

Nick Harris got it right when he was reflecting on Stewart Donald’s interview on Saturday. A sense of sadness is palpable of what could have been possible.
 
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milburn

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The council own sandy lane, which you can fit Charlton's ground into (try it on Google maps!). It's close to the ring road, also has an unused car park already on site behind Tesco, and a railway track running alongside for a potential stadium station. Just one idea what will never happen, but at least it's an idea! There are limited places around Oxford, I think that has untapped potential
The council have told the club it’s not viable. I’m not sure what the reason was.
 

Big Ronaldo

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Great shame to hear that the Ultras are packing it in. So many great experiences that gave our club a fresh, bright and dynamic support. Swindon at home will always be remembered and the many displays in the heady days of promotion.
But my favourite memory is that f*****g crazy pyrotechnic Smokestorm of a display behind the goal on the Benalmadena tour. I can still taste it.
Thanks to each and every one of you that contributed to making glorious moments home and away. Good luck for the future.
 

LowerSouth

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Thanks fellas, we’ve had a blast watching & listening these last 10years.
Enjoy your retirement.
 

LondonRoader

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Without wishing to veer wildly off-topic (but I’ll continue) I think the reason for particular gloom is that we were seemingly so close to something better.

We had a great manager two seasons ago and Eales had brilliantly laid the foundations for the next step up. That could have seen a local multi-millionaire fan with deep pockets and a foreign investor with even deeper pockets come on board. Instead they’ve snapped up one of the best supported clubs in the country.

And what are we left with? Flirting with relegation to potentially be exactly where we were again three seasons ago. Unpaid tax bills. And now this latest news re: the Ultras (which is entirely their decision so absolutely no blame being laid at their door) and it’s just another smack round the head.

I’m an eternal optimist but what are we clinging to right now exactly? Basically that our manager implies that something positive might happen in the future behind the scenes in a typically vague, unstratrgic fashion in a post-match interview. Inexplicably, he’s having to be both coach and acting CEO on media duties due to vacuum of information. Even when club officials are put up for interviews they say half of less than nothing.

And hey, maybe things WILL turn out to be rosy in the future. Pretty unrealistic to expect the fanbase to be anything less than cynical about its likelihood however - we have been burned many, many times before.

Nick Harris got it right when he was reflecting on Stewart Donald’s interview on Saturday. A sense of sadness is palpable of what could have been possible.
It was a financial decision by SD & co to not raise their bar to buy the club, it was in their hands but couldn’t see the financial advantage over the emotional commitment to buy the club, a new ground was off the table then so there was no financial light at the end of the tunnel for them to pursue.
We are where we are and no matter of any amount of reflection of what could of been helps us now moving forward, in fact I think it’s emotionally holding some fans back after the way the season has panned out so far, this time next year it might be a completely different story and things might have turned round on and off the pitch.
 

UTM

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I have had to register for this , the workshop these lads have put in as been second to none. The enhancement of our New owner is not there , and we got sold down the river by the old one! Struggling to see why , you put in person in place to make life hard for people who only have tried to make match days better! Because they have a point of view?
 

Ricky Otto

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I have had to register for this , the workshop these lads have put in as been second to none. The enhancement of our New owner is not there , and we got sold down the river by the old one! Struggling to see why , you put in person in place to make life hard for people who only have tried to make match days better! Because they have a point of view?
It’s a hell of a post sir.

So good I had to read it four times.
 

Ricky Otto

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I’ve read plenty of away supporter comments saying they enjoy the atmosphere and the view from the north stand.

We all know what the ground needs - a fourth stand..
There may be one off good atmospheres but mostly it’s poor as a result of the stadium.

But most fans are very much of the opinion our matchday experience is awful and how can we disagree. Poor pubs, out of town pre fab, stinky, poor access, etc etc. it may have good moments but I’d prefer the majority of other stadiums in league one to ours
 
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