Gary Elsewhere: on Oxford United

As the title suggest, this week’s Soccerlens column is on Oxford United, and their current financial predicament.

I feel sorry for Oxford’s fans. They’ve been passed from pillar to post ever since Robert Maxwell’s takeover, and are stuff suffering the effects of Firoz Kassam’s stewardship of the club. The current owners are definitely a vast improvement on Kassam – and certainly aren’t helped by the fact he still owns the stadium and charges rent for it – but there have probably been a couple of honest mistakes along the way.

Gary elsewhere (and a quick apology)

Soccerlens: Stevenage’s struggling start to the season.

Also, in my bold predictions for the new season, I thought Cambridge would take a while to get started this season and Barrow would seriously struggle in the Blue Square Premier.

Goes to show what I know.

Especially as I also tipped Oxford and Torquay to be in the top five and currently both of them are doing their best to prove everybody’s pre-season predictions wrong.

I did, however, think that Woking would struggle. So at least I’m not a complete idiot. Just a partial one.