Dec. 12, 2020

Preview : Oxford United (h)


It’s Friday 11th December 2020, on tonights show we are joined by Steve Day, a lifelong Oxford fan who will be giving us some insight into their season so far, where its all going wrong for the pre-season promotion favourites and how expects the teams to fair tomorrow.

We’ll also be going over previous matches between the two clubs, players who've played for both and making our match predictions.

Quick look back at Blackpool's exit in Papa John’s Trophy on Wednesday

0-0 and losing 5-4 on pens, Robson missing the crucial spot kick.

Guest interview - Steve Day

  • Why are you an Oxford fan?
  • How long have you been going for?
  • First - last - best - worst
    • Match
    • Manager
    • Stadium

About Oxford United

  • Oxford currently sit in 21st position in league one, P15 W4 D3 L8 and on 15 points.   *show table*
  • So Steve, given you were league one promotion favorites, are you disappointed with your start to the season?
  • Would you say you’re in a false position?
  • Current form of P6 W1 D3 L2 - but if we look over the games, you have credible draws against the better teams in the league.  *show form*
  • How do you rate your current squad compared last season?
  • Can you see Oxford putting a run together and climbing the table and were do you expect to finish at the end of the season?
  • Your thoughts on Blackpool youth reject manager, Kal Robinson?  For the Ox he has a win rate of 38.5%, games played P143 W55 D42 L46
  • What style of football can Blackpool fans expect to see from Oxford and what are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Who do you see as Oxfords key players and danger men
    • *Show squad*
    • Cameron Branagan - Ex Liverpool acadamey, someone Critch will know well
    • Matty Taylor - Striker and local boy
    • James Henry - consistently bangs them in

Head to head

  • Blackpool won 15, drawn 7, lost 11
  • Last seasons matches, both 2-1
    • At Bloomers *show stats* - Ryan Edwards' header and Armand Gnanduillet's penalty won it for the Seasiders, while Josh Ruffels struck for Oxford before half-time.
  • Any memorable matches - to both

They played for both

  • Daniel Agyei
  • Gary Briggs
  • Ben Woodburn
  • Gnando
  • Listeners give more

Prize draw

  • Art of Football comp

Match predictions

  • How do we all think tomorrow game is going to pan out

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Cheers and Up the ‘Pool!

John, Tim, Nick, Matt, Sam & Tom

Steve Day

Oxford United

Steve is an Oxford fan living up North and attended the infamous match when Blackpool destroyed the Yellows 2-1 at Bloomfield Road in the summer of 2019. ;-)