In this episode, we’re heading back to 2002 and a second round of the FA Cup against Swindon Town. Ian Atkins was at the control and the club were in the grip of his footballing revolution. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s probably a ball launched long by Matt Bound for Steve Basham and Jefferson Louis to chase.
With the club broke and on its knees, and with food parcels being delivered to the club, Oxford were handed a lifeline when they were drawn against Chelsea in the FA Cup 4th Round. It turned into a night of intense drama, the highest highs and the lowest lows. The last great night at the ramshackle Manor ground.
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Back in 1986, Oxford United were on top of the world; buckling under the weight of the silverware we’d accumulated over the previous three years. But, could we do it in a renovated railway station on a wet Wednesday night in Manchester? We’re about to find out; the country’s finest indoor small-sided footballers gathered to compete for the Guinness Soccer Six. Improbably, it became the most dramatic of nights which pivoted around a man names Swannack. Watch along with us and we dissect the glory years, question the wisdom of John Trewick’s moustache and try to avoid inappropriate jokes about Graham Rix.
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In the second episode of the Oxblogger media over-reach, now with the working title Oxblogger TV, Dan Curtis takes an eye-watering rummage through Oxblogger’s memory banks with twenty-one fiendish questions. These are the answers you didn’t want to know to the questions you never wanted to ask.
They said it couldn’t be done; many said it shouldn’t be done. But here it is; Oxblogger and Dan Curtis take you through their favourite Oxford United UK full-international XI and the best overseas XI the club have ever had. Sorting the Diazs from the Doudous and your Maguires from your Mehmetis.