Wilder leads U’s out of the wilderness

Reasons to be cheerful for everyone connected with Oxford United:

One: last season’s Wembley win over York meant promotion back to the Football League after four years away.

Two: now that they are there, there is confidence that the forthcoming campaign will be a positive one.

Three, and perhaps most importantly: success on the field has contributed towards increasing stability off it.

Paul Tisdale’s Dogged Integrity

As fans we all dream of seeing our teams climb up the leagues by playing opponents off the park a la modern day Swansea and Doncaster, but many success-starved supporters forget about how fickle such glory can be.

This past week, I’ve looked on in envy as Doncaster smashed their record transfer fee, and I’m still wondering what might have been if Ian Holloway had stayed just a little …

(More) Remembrance of the season past

With the pre-season almost upon us, and a day bereft of World Cup action, our two ex-League 1 supporters took some time to reflect on the previous campaign.

Stanley: On a personal note, the season started sluggishly, but ended in celebration, victory in the play-off final providing a just reward for a hard-working and ruthless Millwall team. But what of the other 23 clubs? Despite opening with a catastrophe,

Actions and Consequences: A Cautionary Tale

One of the standout memories of a thoroughly depressing 2001-02 season supporting Stockport County was witnessing a masterly performance by former Croatia international Robert Prosinečki for Portsmouth during their 1-0 victory at Edgeley Park in August. His profuse smoking habit and pre-match burger meant that he never left the centre circle all game, but he nevertheless controlled proceedings for the entire 90 minutes and made County’s own talented midfielders, the

The Thursday Preview: Huddersfield Town Vs. Millwall

Nestling in its West Yorkshire Valley, the Galpharm Stadium, nà©e Alfred McAlpine, is one of the more pleasing of the post-Hillsborough arenas. Huddersfield Town play host to Millwall there on Saturday in the first encounter of their two legged play off and older readers will sigh with nostalgia as the thrice League Champions entertain the South East Londoners. Our likely summer signing for The Two Unfortunates, Chris Matthews, and …