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Back up the Accrington result?

Oxford Win
3
27%
Ipswich Win
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Draw
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55%
 
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Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

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Tuesday 14th January 2020 – 19:45

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Pre-Match Thoughts - Mike



At Last, And In Style.....


Finally that elusive win has arrived, Rochdale away on a dank evening in early November was the last time Town tasted league success and man did it feel like it too ! Thankfully it wasn't just the result that was pleasing for all Town fans but the manner in which it was attained too, from the off Town looked something like the team from the first Fifteen games or so as we went about taking the game to the opposition, players looking hungry again, wanting the ball instead of standing static, closing down quickly, snapping into tackles and passing the ball around with aplomb, many of the things had suddenly seemed to be missing at times from our game. Getting an early goal was key at it meant Accrington had to come out and actually try to play, something very few teams have tried to do at Portman Road and to be fair we just didn't let them play at all.

The first half was as good a Forty Five minutes as we have seen all season and such was our dominance we really should be a tad disappointed going in only Three goals ahead, the first was a classy move involving Jackson, Garbutt & Woolfenden, the latter making a lovely run and cross for the ever alert Jackson to force home, Garbutt's ball for Woolfy was class too so all in all a quality move. The second goal was equally as good with my MOTM Emyr Huws playing a peach of a long ball over the top for James Norwood to sprint away and chip the keeper with a deft finish, the pass was perfectly weighted and it showed superb vision. We then had our other CB Luke Chambers getting in on the act to be involved in the build up for Alan Judge to finally break his league duck, there is no doubt the much maligned Judge is now starting to show his worth and it's no coincidence it is in his favoured role that he has always said suits him better, happy days. The icing on the cake was the man in form Will Keane plundering another good strike to make the score line less flattering to Accrington as we were easily at least Three goals better than them, only Accrington it may have been but they were on a good run of form and riding high in the form table so well done Town on this occasion.

Much has been made of the way we set up to play, with the CB's often making runs forward ahead of the Midfield to offer support to the strikers and it clearly worked as it ultimately led to Two of our goals and I for one loved seeing it. Another pleasing thing for me was the way we controlled the Midfield at last, we started the season doing that in most games but it had kind of tailed off recently, Downes and Huws owned it and with Judge all over the place they could not handle it in the first half especially. The strikers too seemed to revel in the way we played and not only did Norwood & Jackson both get on the score sheet, they both missed chances that should really have given the score line a healthier look to it. I have always been a big Kayden Jackson fan but I have to say there is nobody as hard working as him in the entire squad, his work rate is phenomenal and he is now a crucial part of the team, thankfully his efforts are seemingly not being lost on most Town fans now.

To win only our first game in what Nine League outings and be up to Third and Three points off the top is quite incredible and if that is to be the end of our bad run then we are well placed to take this opportunity by the scruff of the neck and push on to where we want to be, it is only One game though and there are far harder games to come but we looked to be oozing with confidence again and that could be massive, we have big players returning from injury, Bishop, Huws and Sears are now back to bolster the side and add options to Lambert's arsenal of weaponry, if we can just get Nolan & KVY back too we will be looking so strong on paper. Of course it is vital we follow this win up with another good showing Tuesday evening but that is another tough game.

Oxford are having a mini blip themselves right now and it could well be a good time to go there, they followed up a New year's day defeat at Doncaster with a home reverse to Rotherham at the weekend and while that is no disgrace it will have their confidence knocked a bit, however they will also know that a win against us will put them back above us so it promises to be a tough game for both sides. I would wager if we can replicate our opening Forty Five minutes from Saturday we would be too good for them and in doing so it would see us return to joint top and put a Five point gap between us and our opponents.

I said before I would take Seven points from these Three games and I stand by that, we have already bagged Three and I expect us to beat Tranmere on Saturday so a draw here would not disappoint me too much, that said I want us to go out and take the game to them from the off just as we did against Accrington, should we get the first goal it will set us up nicely as they well have to come at us and it may well play right into our hands. I do think the boys will get something from this, the big question is how many points can we bring home, it's a new ground for me and I am hoping it's another lucky one. Keep the faith. COYB'S.



The Opposition – Oxford United



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Oxford United were formed as Headington in 1893, adding the suffix United in 1911 after merging with Headington Quarry. The club was founded by Rev. John Scott-Tucker, the vicar at Saint Andrew's Church in Headington, and a local doctor named Robert Hitchings. A football team was a way for the cricketers of Headington Cricket Club to maintain their fitness during the winter break. The club's first football match played was against Cowley Barracks.

Headington had no regular home until 1913, when they were able to purchase Wootten's Field on London Road, but this was redeveloped in 1920, forcing the club to move. A permanent home was found in 1925, when they purchased the Manor Ground site on London Road. The facility was used as a cricket pitch in the summer, and a football pitch in the winter. In 1899, six years after their formation, Headington United joined the Oxfordshire District League Second Division, where they competed until the outbreak of the First World War; the Second Division was renamed the Oxfordshire Junior League after the resumption of football in 1919.

In 1921, the club was admitted into the Oxon Senior League. The first season included a 9–0 victory, with eight of those goals coming from P. Drewitt. This remains a record for the highest number of goals scored by an Oxford player in a first-team match. At this time a small rivalry existed with Cowley F.C., who were based a few miles south of Headington. During a league game on May Day, the referee gave two penalties to Cowley; supporters broke past security and players, resulting in the referee being "freely baited". The first FA Cup tie played was in 1931, against Hounslow F.C. in the Preliminary Round, ending in an 8–2 defeat for Headington. United spent two seasons in the Spartan League in 1947 and 1948, finishing fifth and fourth respectively. It was around this time that the cricket team left the Manor and moved to new premises near Cowley Barracks.

A move into professional football was first considered during the 1948–49 season. Vic Couling, the president at the time, had applied for Headington to become a member of a new Second Division in the Southern League. Other teams that applied included Weymouth, Kettering Town and future league side Cambridge United. Although the plans were postponed, the First Division was going to be expanded by two clubs; Weymouth and Headington were elected. It was later discovered that Llanelli had just one vote fewer than Headington. Oxford played its first season in the Southern League in 1949, the same year they turned professional. Former First Division forward Harry Thompson was hired as manager. In 1950, Headington United became the first professional club in Britain to install floodlights, and used them on 18 December against Banbury Spencer. They initially played in orange and blue shirts, but changed to yellow home shirts for the 1957–58 season. The reason for the change is unknown. In 1960, Headington United was renamed Oxford United, to give the club a higher profile.

Two years later, in 1962, the club won the Southern League title for the second successive season and was elected to the Football League Fourth Division, occupying the vacant place left by bankrupt Accrington Stanley.

Two successive eighteenth-place finishes followed, before promotion to the Third Division was achieved in 1965. A year before the promotion, Oxford became the first Fourth Division club to reach the sixth round of the FA Cup, but have not progressed that far in the competition since. Oxford won the Third Division title in 1967–68, their sixth season as a league club, but after eight years of relative stability the club was relegated from the Second Division in 1975–76.

In 1982, as a Third Division side, Oxford United faced closure because of the club's inability to service the debts owed to Barclays Bank, but were rescued when businessman Robert Maxwell took over the club. In April 1983, Maxwell proposed merging United with neighbours Reading, to form a new club called the Thames Valley Royals, to play at Didcot. Jim Smith would have managed the club and been assisted by Reading boss Maurice Evans. The merger was called off as a result of fans of both clubs protesting against the decision. Furthermore, the Reading chairman stepped down and was replaced by an opponent of the merger. Maxwell also threatened to fold the club if the merger did not go through. Oxford won the Third Division title after the 1983–84 season under the management of Jim Smith, who also guided them to the Second Division title the following year. This meant that Oxford United would be playing First Division football in the 1985–86 season, 23 years after joining the Football League. Smith moved to Queens Park Rangers shortly after the promotion success, and made way for chief scout Maurice Evans, who, several seasons earlier, had won the Fourth Division title with Reading.

Oxford United finished eighteenth in the 1985–86 First Division, avoiding relegation on the last day of the season after defeating Arsenal 3–0. They also won the Football League Cup, known at the time as the Milk Cup under a sponsorship deal. As winners, Oxford would have qualified for the following season's UEFA Cup, had it not been for the ban on English teams that had resulted from the previous year's Heysel Stadium disaster. It was the last time the League Cup was played under the name "Milk Cup", sponsors Littlewoods taking over the following season. The 1986–87 season saw Oxford United narrowly avoid relegation and stay in the First Division. Robert Maxwell resigned as chairman in May 1987, to take over at Derby County, handing the club to his son Kevin. Maurice Evans was sacked in March 1988 with Oxford bottom of the First Division.

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson was named as Oxford's new manager, but was unable to prevent relegation to the Second Division. He was sacked three months into the 1988–89 Second Division campaign after a dispute with the chairman over the £1 million sale of striker Dean Saunders to Derby County. Derby were owned by Robert Maxwell, father of the then Oxford United chairman, Kevin Maxwell. Following Robert Maxwell's death in 1991, his personal estate, including the club, became insolvent.

After a long search for a new owner, during which BioMass Recycling Ltd took over the club, Brian Horton was named as Oxford's new manager. He remained in charge until September 1993, when he moved to Manchester City in the recently formed FA Premier League. Horton led United to mid-table finishes during his management spell, apart from a 21st-place finish at the end of the 1991–92 season. Oxford, now in the renamed Football League Division One, briefly restored Maurice Evans as manager, before turning to Bristol City manager Denis Smith. Despite Smith's efforts, Oxford was relegated to Division Two at the end of the 1993–94 season, with just four wins in the last eleven games.

Denis Smith brought in two strikers who were experienced in the top division: Southampton's Paul Moody and Nottingham Forest's Nigel Jemson. Oxford finished seventh in 1994–95 season, and in the following season gained promotion by finishing runners-up to rivals Swindon Town, despite not winning an away game till the end of January. Robin Herd, co-owner of the March Racing Team, took control of the club in 1995. In June of that year, the board of directors unveiled plans for a new 16,000-seat stadium at Minchery Farm, to replace the dilapidated Manor Ground. The club had hoped to move into the new stadium near the Blackbird Leys housing estate by the start of the 1998–99 season, but construction was suspended during the preceding season, because construction company Taylor Woodrow had not been paid for the work already undertaken.

The 1996–97 season saw Oxford finish seventeenth, and included the sale of Scottish international defender Matt Elliott to Leicester City. Despite Smith's departure to West Bromwich Albion in December 1997, United finished twelfth the following season under his successor, and former captain, Malcolm Shotton. Shotton was previously the assistant manager of the Barnsley side that gained promotion to the Premier League. During October 1998, the backroom staff at the club went unpaid, due to United's financial situation with the new stadium, and the threat of administration caused a group of fans to set up a pressure group called Fighting for Oxford United's Life (FOUL). The group began to publicise the club's plight through a series of meetings and events, including a 'Scarf of Unity', which was a collection of scarves from various clubs which was long enough to stretch around the perimeter of the pitch. Chairman Robin Herd stepped down to concentrate on his engineering projects, and in April 1999 Firoz Kassam bought Herd's 89.9% controlling interest in Oxford United for £1, with which he also inherited the club's estimated £15 million debt. Kassam reduced £9 million of the debt to just £900,000, by virtue of a Company Voluntary Arrangement, by which unsecured creditors who were owed over £1,000 were reimbursed with 10p for every pound they were owed. Secured creditors were paid off when Kassam sold the Manor to another of his companies, for £6 million. Kassam set about completing the unfinished stadium, gaining planning permission for a bowling alley, multiplex cinema and hotel next to the stadium, following a series of legal battles which were eventually all settled. The season ended with relegation back to the Second Division.

Oxford's poor form continued into the 1999–2000 season and, with the team in the relegation zone, Shotton resigned in late October. After a few months with Mickey Lewis as player-manager, former manager Denis Smith returned to the club, managing a twentieth-place finish, one place clear of relegation. Smith's second spell didn't last long, and he was replaced by David Kemp a few weeks into the following campaign. At the end of the 2000–01 season, Oxford were relegated back to the Third Division after a 35-year absence, with 100 goals conceded. They suffered 33 league defeats, the second-highest number of league defeats ever endured by a league club in a single season.

Oxford began the next season with a new manager and a new stadium, with the relocation to the Kassam Stadium completed after six years of speculation. Former Liverpool and England defender Mark Wright was given the manager's job, but resigned in late November, after being accused of making racist remarks to referee Joe Ross. Wright's successor, Ian Atkins, was unable to make an immediate impact and Oxford finished in 21st position in the league, at the time their lowest-ever league position. United missed out on the play-off places the following season, by one place and one point. Fifteen wins at the start of the 2003–04 season saw Oxford top of the table at the end of January. However, Ian Atkins was sacked in March after agreeing to take charge at rivals Bristol Rovers. His replacement, Graham Rix, could only manage a ninth-place finish at the end of the season, and was sacked the following November. Oxford replaced him with Argentine Ramón Díaz, who managed the team to a mid-table finish. Diaz and his team of assistants left the club at the beginning of May 2005, after being banned from the ground by the chairman following failed negotiations. During his time at the club, Diaz brought in a number of South American players including his own sons, and Juan Pablo Raponi. Ex-England midfielder and former West Bromwich Albion manager Brian Talbot signed a two-year contract to replace Rix. Talbot found little success and was sacked in March 2006, with the club in 22nd place. He was replaced by youth team coach Darren Patterson.

On 21 March 2006, Firoz Kassam sold the club, including its debts, for approximately £2 million to Florida-based businessman Nick Merry, who had played for United's youth team in the mid-1970s. Merry immediately made changes to the club, including the hiring of former manager Jim Smith in his second spell. Despite signing five new players on his first day in charge, Smith was unable to prevent relegation at the end of the 2005–06 season. After 44 years in English league football, Oxford were relegated to the Conference National after finishing in 23rd place, becoming the first former winners of a major trophy to be relegated from the league. Coincidentally, Accrington Stanley, the club whose bankruptcy in 1962 allowed United to be elected into the League, was one of the two clubs promoted to replace them.

Jim Smith was retained as manager for the following season, and it started positively for Oxford, with 14 wins and 8 draws from the opening 25 games. A run of eleven league games without a win followed, and saw United drop to second, where they remained until the end of the season. On Boxing Day 2006, a crowd of 11,065 watched United draw 0–0 with Woking at the Kassam Stadium, the largest-ever attendance for a Conference match (excluding play-offs). Oxford qualified for the play-offs by finishing second, but lost on penalties in the semi-final to Exeter City.

On 9 November 2007, Jim Smith resigned as manager and first-team coach Darren Patterson returned as manager. In a lacklustre season which included defeats to Droylsden and Tonbridge Angels, camouflaged by a belated run of eight wins in the last eleven games, Oxford finished 9th in the Conference National in 2007–08, 10 points off the last play-off place.

On 2 October 2008, Nick Merry stepped down as chairman to be replaced by Kelvin Thomas, who had been part of the management team at the time of Merry's takeover. Just under two months later, Patterson was sacked after a poor run of form, and was replaced by former Halifax Town manager Chris Wilder. Following Wilder's arrival, the team won 15 of the remaining 21 league matches that season. A 5-point deduction for fielding an unregistered player resulted in a seventh-place finish, four points and two places short of the play-offs.

Oxford led the table for most of the first half of the 2009–10 season, but dropped into the play-off places after a poor run of form, finishing third. They beat Rushden & Diamonds over two legs to advance to the play-off final against York City on 16 May 2010. Oxford won the final 3–1, to return to the Football League for the 2010–11 season. The attendance was 42,669, a new record for the final, with around 33,000 being United fans.

Oxford's first game back in the Football League was away to Burton, which finished in a 0–0 draw; their first League win was on 4 September against Morecambe at the Kassam Stadium, with James Constable scoring a hat-trick in a 4–0 victory. They finished the season in 12th place.

The team spent much of the 2011–12 season in or around the playoff places, and achieved the double over rivals (and eventual champions) Swindon Town for the first time since the 1973–74 season. However, they failed to win any of their last seven matches and finished the season in 9th place, two places and four points outside the play-offs.

Chairman Kelvin Thomas stepped down during the 2012 close season, to be replaced by owner Ian Lenagan. The 2012–13 season was blighted by injuries and patchy form: after opening the season with three wins and briefly heading the table, United lost their next six games, a pattern of inconsistency that was to continue throughout the season. United finished outside the play-offs for the third consecutive season, but manager Chris Wilder was given a further one-year contract in April 2013. Some Oxford fans were unhappy about the decision to renew Wilder's contract, having pressed for his sacking during the second half of the 2012–13 season.

After another bright start, Oxford led the table several times in the first half of the 2013–14 season. On 25 January 2014, with the club faltering though still in the play-off places, Wilder resigned as manager to take up the reins at relegation-threatened Northampton. Mickey Lewis subsequently became the caretaker manager for a second time for the club. On 22 March 2014, Gary Waddock was appointed the head coach of the club after a lengthy interview process, leaving his job as Head of Coaching at MK Dons. Under Lewis and Waddock, Oxford slipped out of the play-off places in the final few weeks of the season, finishing a disappointing eighth in the table, nine points off the last playoff place.

In July 2014, Waddock's contract was terminated after a change of ownership and he was replaced by Michael Appleton. Waddock's surprise sacking ensured he had the worst record of any Oxford manager, winning only once and losing seven times in his eight games in charge of the club.

After an indifferent first season under Appleton, Oxford achieved promotion to League One in his second year in charge, finishing the 2015–16 season in 2nd place with 86 points. They also reached the final of the League Trophy at Wembley Stadium, only the club's third appearance at the national stadium, but were defeated 3–2 by their League One opponents Barnsley. In 2016–17, having sold Kemar Roofe during the close season for a record £3m and signed Marvin Johnson for an undisclosed fee also thought to be a club record, Oxford finished 8th in League One, four points short of the playoff places, and again lost in the final of the League Trophy at Wembley, this time to relegation-bound Coventry City.

Appleton left the club to become assistant manager at Leicester City of the Premier League in June 2017, and was replaced by Pep Clotet, formerly assistant manager at Leeds United. On 22 January 2018, Clotet was sacked, with the club in 10th place in League One after a home defeat to bottom club Bury.

After a lengthy period under caretaker-manager Derek Fazackerley during which the team slipped to within 4 points of the relegation zone, Karl Robinson, former manager of Milton Keynes Dons and Charlton Athletic, was appointed on 22 March 2018.

Last season Oxford finished League 1 in 12th place with 60 points.




The Manager – Karl Robinson



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Form Guide




Oxford Last 5 Matches – Currently in 5th place with 39 points





29 Dec AFC Wimbledon 1 - 2 Oxford Utd


1 Jan Doncaster 1 - 0 Oxford Utd


4 Jan Oxford Utd pp. Accrington


11 Jan Oxford Utd 1 - 3 Rotherham


25 Jan Oxford Utd pp. AFC Wimbledon




Ipswich Last 5 Matches – Currently in 3rd place with 41 points




26 Dec Ipswich Town 0 - 0 Gillingham


29 Dec Lincoln City 5 - 3 Ipswich Town


1 Jan Wycombe 1 - 1 Ipswich Town


4 Jan Ipswich Town pp. Fleetwood


11 Jan Ipswich Town 4 - 1 Accrington





Match Referee – Leigh Doughty



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OXFORD UNITED 1 IPSWICH TOWN 2

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Post by AylesburyBlue » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:31 pm

I work 5 mins from the stadium - head up to anyone going.... parking is crap, traffic is awful afterwards, the ground is freezing as there is only 3 stands and there is sod all atmosphere. Oh and there is no decent pub near.

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Post by Ando » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:42 pm

Sounds like a good day out !

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:13 am

I went to see Town play Oxford United only once at the former Manor Ground which was a complete dump. I remember very little about anything else about visiting Oxford United. I certainly wouldn’t ever hurry back.

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Post by Mach_Polish_Blue » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:59 am

I'll be travelling down to this.

Arguably the toughest game so far this season in my opinion. Oxford despite latest home defeat to Rotherham had been very impressive at Kassam this season. Already made some signings in this transfer window and firmly expect them in the battle for automatic promotion.

No wholesale change Lambert please !

New ground for me but really dreading this game due to the Oxford's home form.

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Post by Ando » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:23 am

Safe trip to all those travelling, enjoy the game and hopefully bring home the 3 points.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:21 am

I am so looking forward to this after AylesburyBlue's assessment lol, new groind and Three points would be a fab day regardless.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 am

Nice preview, coupled with mini match report. 👍
Aylesbury paints an awesome setting for this place. After the nightmare job of getting parked......, “What? There’s no pub for pre match pint?!” :lol:

A win would be a real cracking result. Hopefully the win on saturday has built the start of some momentum. A draw would be ok too...... but a big showing of intent is what the travelling fans want...... big effort from the players for the fans making the big midweek efforts.

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Matthew Kelly: It’s a big task. And I’m sure everyone is wishing you the very best.
Leigh, tell us what you’re going to be tonight?”
REF: Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be a League One referee.
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Post by Frosty » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:48 am

Haha .... nice one Marko!


If I’m honest , It’s a lot of fun trying to find you goofy looking referee pictures each week.



Ps .... I am hoping in a funny way we get Keith Stroud for a match so I can post a picture of my Rottweiler taking a dump in lieu of the usual mug shot. 😉

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:56 am

What chance Lambert keeping the same starting line up as Saturday ?

Will he, and should he ?

It’s a shame I can’t follow this tonight, f*ck knows why I agreed to go out for dinner, must have been off guard.

Hopefully good news when I get home 🤗

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Post by Frosty » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:03 am

It will be the fixture he let’s Holy have a start mate and then has a shocker knowing our luck.

Wouldn’t be surprised to see the new defender make an appearance or possibly Keane.

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Post by Dubai Blue » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:45 pm

Memories of celebrating promotion as champions against Oxford in the Lyall era :-)

If we are going to set up with overlapping backs again it will be interesting to see how Robinson sets up Oxford to counter that as he will no doubt have watched the Accrington game.

Would not surprise me to see PL start with a different formation again but with a flexible line up able to switch into it.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:25 pm

I don't see Huws starting again unfortunately.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:28 pm

I see Oxford have kept Eight clean sheets in the League at home already this season, tough tough game.

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Post by Andym » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:25 pm
I don't see Huws starting again unfortunately.
I suspect you're right. I think he will start Skuse. I wouldn't be surprised to see more changes as well.....But I'd never try to predict them 😂😂

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Post by derick_ipsw » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm

Will be watching on ifollow tonight. With the game against Tranmere looking like it may be postponed he should start with the same team as Saturday, as they all will be getting a rest this weekend. :wink:

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm

derick_ipsw wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Will be watching on ifollow tonight. With the game against Tranmere looking like it may be postponed he should start with the same team as Saturday, as they all will be getting a rest this weekend. :wink:

Do you pay for ifollow on a match by match basis or can you buy a season ticket ?

Does anyone know if it works outside the UK ?

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Post by derick_ipsw » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:03 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm
derick_ipsw wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Will be watching on ifollow tonight. With the game against Tranmere looking like it may be postponed he should start with the same team as Saturday, as they all will be getting a rest this weekend. :wink:

Do you pay for ifollow on a match by match basis or can you buy a season ticket ?

Does anyone know if it works outside the UK ?
I pay per match £10. You could get a season pass. Go on Town website and see if you can get it in Spain.

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:04 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm
derick_ipsw wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Will be watching on ifollow tonight. With the game against Tranmere looking like it may be postponed he should start with the same team as Saturday, as they all will be getting a rest this weekend. :wink:

Do you pay for ifollow on a match by match basis or can you buy a season ticket ?

Does anyone know if it works outside the UK ?
Yes. If you’re outside the UK you can pretty much watch every game. It was initially set up to cater for fans outside the UK and UK couldn’t access it. Then this season, UK fans can now pay per game for midweek games. I pay per season around 130 euros for 40 + games. There are a few league games not shown on IFollow, but they’re usually the ones shown on SKY (which I can stream anyway). No FA Cup coverage, but you get the EFL Cup games.

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Charnwood » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:25 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:04 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm
derick_ipsw wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Will be watching on ifollow tonight. With the game against Tranmere looking like it may be postponed he should start with the same team as Saturday, as they all will be getting a rest this weekend. :wink:

Do you pay for ifollow on a match by match basis or can you buy a season ticket ?

Does anyone know if it works outside the UK ?
Yes. If you’re outside the UK you can pretty much watch every game. It was initially set up to cater for fans outside the UK and UK couldn’t access it. Then this season, UK fans can now pay per game for midweek games. I pay per season around 130 euros for 40 + games. There are a few league games not shown on IFollow, but they’re usually the ones shown on SKY (which I can stream anyway). No FA Cup coverage, but you get the EFL Cup games.
Ok, I’ll have a crack at that. 130 € seems a lot, I only pay that for all my TV including Sport, Movies and every Channel under the sun. I was Ok when we were in the Championship as I can get every Premier League match live plus every Championship Match and every Champions League match, but No League One or League Two games included. I desperately need us to get promoted.

Anyway Tang, where in Europe are you based ?

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by hallamblue » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:27 pm

derick_ipsw wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:03 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm
derick_ipsw wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Will be watching on ifollow tonight. With the game against Tranmere looking like it may be postponed he should start with the same team as Saturday, as they all will be getting a rest this weekend. :wink:

Do you pay for ifollow on a match by match basis or can you buy a season ticket ?

Does anyone know if it works outside the UK ?
I pay per match £10. You could get a season pass. Go on Town website and see if you can get it in Spain.
What’s the reception like on ifollow Derick?

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by tangfastic » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:40 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:25 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:04 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm



Do you pay for ifollow on a match by match basis or can you buy a season ticket ?

Does anyone know if it works outside the UK ?
Yes. If you’re outside the UK you can pretty much watch every game. It was initially set up to cater for fans outside the UK and UK couldn’t access it. Then this season, UK fans can now pay per game for midweek games. I pay per season around 130 euros for 40 + games. There are a few league games not shown on IFollow, but they’re usually the ones shown on SKY (which I can stream anyway). No FA Cup coverage, but you get the EFL Cup games.
Ok, I’ll have a crack at that. 130 € seems a lot, I only pay that for all my TV including Sport, Movies and every Channel under the sun. I was Ok when we were in the Championship as I can get every Premier League match live plus every Championship Match and every Champions League match, but No League One or League Two games included. I desperately need us to get promoted.

Anyway Tang, where in Europe are you based ?
I live in Holland. I’d be amazed if you couldn’t get it in Spain. I suppose if you’ve already got a Sky Package or whatever, then you don’t want to pay an extra 130 euros, but I look at it as paying 3 to 4 euros per gamefor watching every Town game - which I can’t complain about.

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Bluemike » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:57 pm

Bloody weather is foul atm, half hour from Oxford.

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by hallamblue » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:03 pm

It isn’t too good here ( Ipswich). Orwell bridge closed for 10 hours again and town in grid lock. Hope Towns defence is as equally obstructive tonight !

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by derick_ipsw » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:27 pm
derick_ipsw wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:03 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm



Do you pay for ifollow on a match by match basis or can you buy a season ticket ?

Does anyone know if it works outside the UK ?
I pay per match £10. You could get a season pass. Go on Town website and see if you can get it in Spain.
What’s the reception like on ifollow Derick?
To be fair it's got more to do with how good your wifi is.

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Marvinbay1973 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:15 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:40 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:25 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:04 pm


Yes. If you’re outside the UK you can pretty much watch every game. It was initially set up to cater for fans outside the UK and UK couldn’t access it. Then this season, UK fans can now pay per game for midweek games. I pay per season around 130 euros for 40 + games. There are a few league games not shown on IFollow, but they’re usually the ones shown on SKY (which I can stream anyway). No FA Cup coverage, but you get the EFL Cup games.
Ok, I’ll have a crack at that. 130 € seems a lot, I only pay that for all my TV including Sport, Movies and every Channel under the sun. I was Ok when we were in the Championship as I can get every Premier League match live plus every Championship Match and every Champions League match, but No League One or League Two games included. I desperately need us to get promoted.

Anyway Tang, where in Europe are you based ?
I live in Holland. I’d be amazed if you couldn’t get it in Spain. I suppose if you’ve already got a Sky Package or whatever, then you don’t want to pay an extra 130 euros, but I look at it as paying 3 to 4 euros per gamefor watching every Town game - which I can’t complain about.
For me it's pretty decent much better than the Sky Red Button, it is linked with BBC Suffolk commentary and sometimes there is a few seconds lag between the 2.

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Ando » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:47 pm

Keane in for Jackson the only change .

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by tangfastic » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:51 pm

And Woolfy starts. Half-expecting him to be ‘rested’.
Must be an injury for Jackson. That’s a pretty settled side. Marcus must be picking the team now.

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Ando » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:52 pm

Yeh Jackson not amongst the subs.

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Re: Oxford United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by AylesburyBlue » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:32 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:27 pm
derick_ipsw wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:03 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm



Do you pay for ifollow on a match by match basis or can you buy a season ticket ?

Does anyone know if it works outside the UK ?
I pay per match £10. You could get a season pass. Go on Town website and see if you can get it in Spain.
What’s the reception like on ifollow Derick?
Used it 5 times and worked well a majority of the time. 1 minor issue for 10 mins once but hey ho.

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