5 of the Best Oxford Comebacks

We take a look back at five of the most spectacular comebacks available on the internet.

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The Curse of the Kassam?

A pair of articles examining Oxford's poor home form and speculating on the reasons why. In the first we lay the blame on the counter-attacking system. In the second, we examine the role of the home fans.

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The Future's Bright

Oxford's under-18s outclass their Swindon counterparts, leaving your writer purring over their future prospects in the first team.

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The Importance of Width in League Two

Why Sean Rigg and Alfie Potter's form will be essential to our hopes of League Two promotion this season.

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We'll Win Nothing With Kids?

We look at whether the young development squad players are ready to step up to first team action.

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Friday, 31 August 2012

PREVIEW: York City Away (01/09/12)

Oxford return to Yorkshire for the second time in a week with the hope of a better outcome, as they resume their League Two campaign against York City for the first time since the Conference play-off final in 2010. York returned to the Football League via the Wembley route with victory over Luton Town, after an eight-year non-league exile.

MATCH REPORT: Oxford United 2-0 Southampton Saints

Oxford United Ladies began their maiden South West Combination campaign with a disappointing 4-1 away defeat to Keynsham Town. However, they refound their sparkling form of last season with a 2-0 victory over Southampton Saints in their first home match of the season. Dan Burgess was there to witness it and was kind enough to send us his account of the game.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

A Chat with a York City Fan

As an Oxford United fan living in York, the upcoming game on Saturday was one of the first I looked out for when the fixtures were released. Many of my closest friends are York fans and I’m no stranger to accompanying them in the David Longhurst stand myself as well as away days to Fleetwood and Alfreton last season. However, when it comes to York v Oxford, there is no question of where my support lies and that is with the Yellows! Ahead of Saturday’s game, I caught up with York fan Ian Jones and asked him a few questions for TBFUTH…

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

MATCH REPORT: Leeds United 3-0 Oxford United

In the end it wasn't much of a contest. Oxford didn't play badly – though perhaps not quite as well as we are capable of – but were beaten by a team that was superior in every department.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

MATCH REPORT: Oxford City 2-2 Worcester City

Oxford City snatched a draw with the last kick of a match in which all the action was saved for the final few minutes. The draw leaves City just outside the play-off positions in sixth and unbeaten in their last three games. Their guests arrived at Court Place Farm unbeaten so far this season and in fourth pace in the table – another formidable test for Mike Ford's side.

Monday, 27 August 2012

PREVIEW: Leeds United Away, League Cup (28/08/12)

We've had some decent League Cup ties in the last few seasons, and this has to be up there with the best of them. A trip to Championship giants Leeds United was the reward for overcoming Bournemouth in the first round, and it will be the first time an Oxford side has travelled to Elland Road since a 1998 FA Cup match which ended in a 4-0 defeat.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

From Zero to Hero

It's a good time to be an Oxford United supporter, as we all bask in what has been an ideal start to the season. However, perhaps the most interesting facet of our early success has been the players who have made it happen.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

MATCH REPORT: Oxford United 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

We welcome Olly Howells to TBFUTH to report on another win for the mighty yellows.

Oxford managed to hold on to the top spot in League Two and keep their 100% record intact thanks to a three-minute salvo from Deane Smalley midway through the first half. This was despite a surprisingly lacklustre second half performance from the U’s, probably influenced by the loss of both Deane Smalley and Jake Forster-Caskey due to injury at half time.

Friday, 24 August 2012

PREVIEW: Plymouth Argyle Home (25/08/12)

With Oxford currently sitting top of the embryonic League Two table, we welcome Plymouth Argyle to the Kassam next.

Plymouth have come a long way since their visit last season, which resulted in a 5-1 tonking. At the time, Argyle had to send out what was essentially a youth team because they couldn't afford a full senior team. Now the club has stabilised since James Brent's takeover and managed to secure Football League safety with a 1-1 draw against Oxford back in April.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

MATCH REPORT: Oxford United 2-0 Southend United

We welcome Tom Bruce to give his thoughts on Oxford's impressive victory over Southend United.

Oxford fired themselves to the top of the table with an impressive 2-0 victory over a strong Southend side. The result, and subsequent league position, added gloss to a thoroughly professional performance. While the sending off of Southend's Michael Timlin after half an hour clearly changed the game, the U's were able to capitalise, something that they have historically struggled to do.

Monday, 20 August 2012

PREVIEW: Southend United Home (21/08/12)

As is often the case at the start of the season the games are coming thick and fast. The Kassam hosts its first league match of the season with the visit of a Southend side who, much like Saturday's opponents, are eying promotion.

In Profile: Summer Signings

As is now customary, our profiles of Oxford' new signings are now online. We're slightly behind schedule this year but as the transfer window hasn't yet closed, there's still time to read up on the new signings!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Bristol Rovers 0-2 Oxford United: The Match in Tweets

Oxford kicked off their league campaign in style with an away win over a much-fancied Bristol Rovers side. Unfortunately, TBFUTH couldn't be there to witness it! So, in the absence of a proper match report, here is the match according to Twitter. If you would be interested in penning a few match reports for us this season, we would be very interested to hear from you. Just email tbfuth@hotmail.co.uk!

Why the Fixture List Could Provide the Final Piece of the Promotion Puzzle

The season is well an truly underway and it couldn't have started better for Oxford United. Progression in the League Cup, enticing cup fixtures to look forward to against Leeds and Swindon,and an excellent win away at Bristol Rovers to kick off the league campaign. We welcome Jack Willows, editor of 90 Minutes Up, to discuss why this year's fixture list may have been kinder Oxford than first meets the eye...

Saturday, 18 August 2012

On This Day - 18/08/62

On this day 50 years ago, Oxford celebrated one of the most momentous days in the club's history. On August 18th 1962, almost 70 years after the club was formed, Oxford United played their first ever Football League match.

Friday, 17 August 2012

PREVIEW: Bristol Rovers Away (18/08/12)

Oxford begin their league campaign this weekend with a trip to the Memorial Ground to face Bristol Rovers. All eyes will be on James Constable after the Pirates’ continued interest in the striker, but Wilder is ‘100 per cent’ certain that he will still be an Oxford player come kick off. A good performance from him will certainly raise the asking price, but he was off the pace in Tuesday’s cup victory over Bournemouth and it will be concerning if his poor form so far in 2012 carries over into the new season.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

MATCH REPORT: Oxford United 0-0 Bournemouth

Oxford kicked off their season in style with a tense victory over League One Bournemouth on penalties. It was a fairly even match with relatively few chances and both sides seemed happy to give their opponents plenty of time on the ball – something which always tends to benefit United’s style of play.