Thursday, 15 November 2012

13 games without seeing a win and counting

Saturday 17th November 2012 - Remember it now! Why? This will be the day I see Oxford United win at the 14th time of asking since I last saw a Yellows victory. My winless run of 13 games stretches back to a 2-1 home victory over Macclesfield Town on 28th December 2010. Since then, in 11 league games and a further 2 cup fixtures, I have the following record:

P13 W0 D3 L10 F6 A31

I haven't managed to make it back to the Kassam Stadium since, choosing instead to take in such places as Gigg Lane - Bury (L3-0), Valley Parade - Bradford (L2-1) and the Pirelli Stadium - Burton (D1-1 & L4-0).

As you will have noticed, the majority of my OUFC games are away days. Unfortunately, I have to go all the way back to our promotion season from the Blue Square Premier and Saturday 10th April for the last 3 points witnessed at an away league game. The opposition were Altrincham and the result was a comprehensive (ahem) 1-0 victory with a James Constable goal. I only know I was at this game because I have pictures - clearly the match was an epic.

Moss Lane: The scene of my last away day victory
I did begin to work out the amount of money I have spent travelling around the country since I last saw Oxford win but it became too much to take so I sensibly stopped. Anyway, it's not about the result, it's about enjoying yourself and supporting your team through the good times and the bad.

Saturday's game at Chesterfield will be my 9th report for Lets hope I can finally write about a victory on the site. The first section of this piece suggests that I am confident of a win on Saturday, to be honest, I'm anything but confident. The return of Alfie Potter and Liam Davis give me some reason to be hopeful but our recent tendency to let in poor goals fills me with dread.

If I come away from the Proact Stadium on Saturday feeling gloomy, at least I will have seen an ex-Premier League favourite of mine play in the flesh - Luis Boa Morte, formally of Arsenal, Fulham and West Ham has somehow ended up at Chesterfield this season.

Chesterfield: 3 points witnessed for the first time in 23 months?
Come On You Yellows!

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