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Foxy

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About Foxy

  • Real Name
    Foxface Rabbitfish
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Gloucestershire
  • Device
    Android
  • Supports:
    Oxford United
  • Managing:
    Oxford United
  1. Foxy

    English football

    We have one of those as well.
  2. Foxy

    English football

    At least you can enjoy a pint at the bowling alley next season.
  3. It's a roller-coaster this Vibe Trumps lark!!! Just as a quick score update before I start round six. @Ashez has 6 cards in his deck I have 8.
  4. Foxy

    2018 Vibe Premier League

    Nice challenge for me to finish up with. Good luck lads except for the Panda man who I hope as a very very rare bad week.
  5. Round Four After losing the last two rounds I really could have done without @Ashez pulling out such a strong card so lets hope that I can get an even stronger card to counter. Henrichs has a good defensive number so will Ashez regret going for his attacking stat even though it is good as well. My fourth card is.... Leon Goretzka you beaut!!! Leon is one of the most well rounded cards in the deck and he has saved my skin in this round with his 83 attacking stat. I have a RB sized hole in my deck so Henrichs is more than welcome to join the Foxy team😀 Round Five The ball is back in my court so lets crack straight on with round five. My fifth player is... Really tough card to pick a stat from here as nothing stands out as especially high except for his value so... De Gea plays his Value at £81m So lets see if you can beat that my friend.
  6. It's the first time I have ever used him and he has done well so far although he is starting to think he is bigger than the club which is annoying although he is probably right tbf.
  7. We need to get the cards made into a real deck I think.
  8. You mean you don't take it everywhere with you! Where's the dedication
  9. I didn't think you liked names with a Y on the end? @samhardy nice to see you putting your powers to good use the last few days.
  10. Yes I am resting players before the two legs of the semi finals. I only have 22 players in the squad so with no injuries I can replace the whole starting XI although it isn't a second XI that is packed with quality. For example this is my back up RB. but as you say we should be safe with points we have already so winning either the League or FA cup is my biggest priority now.
  11. Congratulations on the new baby, I hope its all going well. Smashing this challenge mate.
  12. Author’s Note: I think before the third and final season starts I should remind you of what I need to do for the challenge I have set myself. So far I have completed the first two stages as I have emulated the achievements of Jim Smith in winning back to back tier 3 and tier 2 titles. I now have to emulate what Maurice Evans achieved and keep Oxford Utd in the top flight and win a domestic cup. Also to note that I can only sign British players to reflect how football was in England in the 1980’s. So lets get on and see how I did in the first half of the third season. In the summer of 2019 the Oxford faithful got the news they had waited 18 years for. Following promotion to the Premier League the club was going to build the fourth stand at the bowling alley end of the ground. This would increase the capacity of the ground to 18,900 with the work to be completed in time for the new season. The club also completed further improvements to the training ground to bring the standard up to average. Transfers With promotion to the big leagues surely Foxy would be looking to do a lot of business over the summer. Foxy:” I want to keep faith with some of the lads that got us promoted back to back but of course I need to add some extra quality as well. That is easier said than done though as a lot of players see us as too small a club to sign for and don’t fancy a relegation battle. The two that really got away where Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham both on loan from Chelsea but then if they don’t fancy it I don’t want them at the club. Two major players left over the summer with Dickie going to Birmingham and Myles Kenlock deciding to leave at the end of his contract and signing for Shrewsbury on a free. Both were a large part of our promotion team last year but they were unlikely to feature much this year so they left with my blessing.” “I was lucky that the board have backed me with a good budget of around £28m and although I spent most of it on one player I think I was able to do some good deals.” “Will was great for us last season in goal and with Wolves willing to sell I was delighted to bring him in to be our number one this season.” “I needed another centre back as we only have Nelson and Streete on the books. I think Roberts is good value for money at £6m as he is a good header and tackler and physically he is quick and strong. He is also an intelligent defender who takes up good positions on the field and leads by example by putting the team first. He will be my captain this year.” “With Kenlock leaving I needed another left back and Mings is a player I have liked for a few years and that Bournemouth seem to undervalue. He is a good defender first and foremost and can also play centre back although I feel he can get caught out of position at times.” “I am always willing to take advantage of the loan system to bring in players and that what I have done with Campbell. He will provide some steel to a midfield that is heavy with ball players.” “Reiss scored against us last year for Arsenal in the League Cup semi finals and he is a young player with a lot of talent. With his pace, dribbling and crossing I think he can give teams a lot to think about this season.” Unfortunately Reiss suffered a bad injury in October and missed three months of football. “This was a real coup for the club and we smashed our transfer record to get this lad in. He is one of England’s young lions and has plenty of attacking threat as well as being able to play further back as a left back. I plan to use him as a winger for most of the season.” The Sessegnon transfer made the big headlines for the club but I think it is Kasey who will be the big signing for us this season. He is comfortable wide right and left as well as through the middle and has an excellent range of attributes. I expect his to be a threat both creating and scoring as he will be our set piece taker this season. Pre season With the transfers complete the club embarked on there pre season friendlies, without Foxy of course. It wasn’t the most strenuous program of games for the club as they recorded a draw and three wins. August The club had a tough start to the season with an away game against Chelsea followed by a home game with champions Man City. The game against Chelsea showed what the club would be up against this season as they got thrashed 4-1. A week later the champions rolled into town for the clubs first top flight home game since 1988. “After the game against Chelsea I don’t think anyone expected us to do anything other than be thrashed against Man City but I hoped the lads wouldn’t be put off by the occasion and would do themselves justice.” Things looked bleak when City took the lead on 9 minutes through Bernardo Silva but Kasey Palmer got Oxford back into it 4 minutes later. In a close game Oxford gave as good as they got and could have won it when Mavididi scored with 7 minutes remaining but City proved why they are champions as Aguero got an equaliser two minutes later. The month was rounded off with home wins against Luton in the League Cup and Watford in the Premier league. September If the yellows had any aspirations of staying up they would need to pick up points against the types of teams they faced this month. A comfortable away win at Wolves was followed up by a win at home versus Derby before a League Cup third round at home to Villa. “I would love to win a cup this season and home ties give us a great chance to progress but saying that Villa are a decent team so it would be tough.” The strong U’s team put in a great performance to win 3-1 and book there place in the fourth round. The final game of the month was against Villa as well three days after the cup game but this time it was Villa, who had rested players mid-week, that ran out easy winners. October Following on from that lose against Villa form was a little mixed as the yellows could only draw at home to Brighton and then following a win at Leeds they suffered a home loss to Arsenal. The month was rounded off with a home game in the League Cup versus Sheffield Wednesday. The fans expected an easy win to make the quarter finals but it wasn’t quite that simple. Despite having the bulk of possession and shots Oxford could only labour to a 1-1 draw and required penalties to get through. A relieved Foxy had this to say after the game. “That was frustrating tonight. We had all of the game but we are very toothless up front at the moment and we aren’t creating good goal scoring chances and its something we are going to need to look at.” November Two draws to start the month, the first at Norwich in a game Oxford would have loved to win against a fellow newly promoted side and then a good point in a 0-0 versus Manchester Utd. With Oxford sitting in 9th and 7 points clear of the bottom three you would think Foxy would be happy with his side but he wasn’t. “I feel like we are playing with the handbrake on. Our striker is too isolated up top as our midfield isn’t able to get close enough to him and we aren’t getting the best out of Kasey Palmer either. I’m sure we have more to give in this team and I am determined to find a way of bringing that out of them.” When the team took the field against Spurs at the end of November the fans noticed something very different in the teams formation. Foxy had abandoned his favoured 41221 that had served the team so well for the past two seasons and instead was playing without a striker. Osawe was in the side but he was taking a position on the right wing and then cutting inside on his left foot in an inside forward role with then Sessegnon playing as a left winger and then Kasey Palmer in the centre attacking the box from deep. The tactic worked as they ran out 2-0 winners over Spurs with goals from Palmer and Osawe. December December was going to be a very busy month as they faced a run of 7 games in the month that would put the small Oxford squad to the test. Foxy continued with his strikerless set up in a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at the beginning of the month before travelling to Merseyside to take on Everton in a match that no Oxford fan will ever forget. “At times this season we haven’t got the rewards that our play has merited especially in front of goal but this game it all came together. Osawe and Palmer where simply unplayable all game and we blew Everton away.” A disappointing loss to WBA followed the Everton game as the Oxford fans where brought firmly back down to earth. The club then booked its place in the semi finals of the League Cup as they beat Huddersfield 3-1. A solid 2-0 win against Newcastle just before Christmas gave the yellows some holiday cheer. On Boxing day the fans travelled back up the M6 to Merseyside to take on the red side of Liverpool but the result and performance was far less positive as they lost 3-0. As has been the case most of the season the team bounced back in the next game as they beat Stoke 2-0 and then got a good 0-0 draw at home to 2nd placed Chelsea. This left Oxford in 6th place at the half way stage of the season, 16 points clear of the relegation zone and with 32 points all but safe and only 3 points from a European spot. How was Foxy feeling going into the new year with the club as good as safe? “I don’t think we can look at ourselves as safe just yet as we need to keep pushing for as many points as we can. I would hope we can at least hold on to 6th place for the rest of the season and the we have the League Cup still to go for and also the FA Cup as well so it should be an exciting second half of the season. NEXT TIME ON YELLOW AND BLUE BLOOD: How high can Oxford finish and can they win one of the cups? Thank you for reading.
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