- 17 Dec 2017
Dan seems to be doing a good job and these weekly updates are really good reads. The 2 Sts James and Noel-Williams sound like great players for the future and i hope they follow the footsteps of Malachi Napa.
"As part of our commitment to raising the profile of the club here in Oxfordshire I am pleased to announce that, as an Academy we will be working much more closely with the OUFC Community programme over the coming months. The next few weeks will see us hosting both a Primary Schools Competition at the 1st Team training Ground and an Easter “Champions League style” tournament for sixteen local grassroots teams/Academies. We are committed to providing a pathway for the best local players to play for their local professional club and look forward to welcoming over 250 young players from the county as they compete under the Oxford United badge."
Weird I was just talking about this, saying I’d introduce an u23 side and make Chrissy Allen manager of it, giving game time to players like napa and Stevens and helping bring back injured players like hall to full match fitness.https://www.oufc.co.uk/news/2018/march/five-scholars-offered-deals/
The bit that is also interesting is the part about a full u23 development squad and it appears Tiger's backing for this from the comments. I wonder if this will involve joining the u23 Professional Development league or use friendlies instead? Hopefully the former.
Who said that Tiger is running the club down?They can't be doing that. It goes against the grain of the club being run down
How did I conflate the owners?Who said that Tiger is running the club down?
Do not conflate owners. In the few things I have seen happening, the poor chap is actually trying to make a start on re-vivfying the semi-conscious corpse he has been bequeathed.
To really sort the big, bad stuff that has gone wrong he is going to need some serious cash. But (the bizarre managerial situation excepted and leaving for the moment the disconcerting reluctance to answer basic questions), I am quite heartened that Tiger seems to understand that running a football club is not purely an exercise in self-glorification. Go Tiger!
Brilliant. I actually LOL’ed.http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16090737.academy-chief-oxford-uniteds-rising-stars-havent-made-x-factor-boot-camp-yet/?ref=mr&lp=19
“If they start bowling around with Louis Vuitton wash bags under their arms and Gucci flip-flops they will be having a quiet word with me, because they’re a long way from being a real player. You’re a real player once you’ve played 50, 60, 70 games.”
It's all a trick, ask Julian.For someone who doesn’t have any money, he’s sure spendings bit on the academy . Welcome back Darren
Expect our scholars in a couple of years to be experts in swinging a forearm aboutFor someone who doesn’t have any money, he’s sure spending a bit on the academy . Welcome back Darren
I'm sick of the club making strides forward in the academy and bringing very experienced ex-players in to coach as well as signing decent young players when it's so much easier to moan!For someone who doesn’t have any money, he’s sure spending a bit on the academy. Welcome back Darren
and.... maybe mistaking the ladies for the gents?..... as Darren Purse once did in the 'players lounge' (top end of the old supporters club) after a home game at the ManorExpect our scholars in a couple of years to be experts in swinging a forearm about