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Oxford United v Southend United
You’ve Only Got Three Sides...
Oxford United v Southend United
Ahh, Oxford! One of the grounds in a small group which only have three stands. The joys.
Oxford go into this one on the back of a 0-0 draw away at Dagenham & Redbridge, whilst Southend also drew their last game 0-0, at home to Plymouth. This can only mean that Saturday’s game will produce one thing...goals! (Hopefully...)
The two sides have met 45 times in total, with wins being shared equally, 19 each. The other 7 were of course, draws.
Blues first met Oxford in 1965, when we lost 3-2, before beating “The Yellows” 2-1 in the reverse fixture that season. The most recent meeting was last season, (2013-2014) when Blues beat Oxford 3-0 at Roots Hall in a League Two match in front of the SKY TV cameras..
Southend Wins: 19
Oxford Wins: 19
Who are Oxford United?
Full Name: Oxford United Football Club
Founded: 1893 – As “Headington United”
Nickname: The U’s, Yellows, The Boys from Up the Hill
Manager: Michael Appleton
2013-14 Season: SkyBet League Two – 8th
Most Recent Line-Ups
Oxford United: Clarke, Dunkley, Mullins, Wright, Meades, Ruffles, Whing, Holmes-Dennis, Burns (Hoskins – 74’), Roberts (O’Dowda – 34’), Hylton
Southend United: Bentley, White, Thompson, Binnom-Williams, Coker, Deegan, Leonard, Payne (Weston – 70’), Worrall, Pigott, Coulthirst (Atkinson – 86’)
Oxford’s Last 5 Results
Dagenham & Redbridge (A) – D 0-0
Cheltenham Town (H) – L 1-2
Plymouth Argyle (A) – W 1-2
Shrewsbury Town (H) – L 0-2
Hartlepool United (A) – D 1-1
What Could Happen?
A win for Oxford, who are currently in 15th, would only out them up one place to 14th if Cambridge United lose.
A win for Blues would put them up one place to 5th at best, but only if Luton Town lose.
For Travelling Blues Fans
Where Can I Drink?
There is hardly anywhere to drink around the ground due to the closure of the pub nearby. There is a Holiday Inn hotel, behind the South Stand which has a bar within. There is also a bowling alley, which is roughly a 5 minute walk from the ground. This also has a bar, along with SKY TV and a fast food restaurant.
Where Can I Park?
There is plenty of parking around the ground (in the car parks of the bowling alley and surrounding shops). However, and speaking from experience, getting out of this car park after the game is a pain. I have previously had to wait at least TWO HOURS after the game to get out. There is street parking before you reach the ground, but this is VERY limited. These spaces always seem to be taken up by Oxford fans anyway, so your best bet would be to park in the industrial estate car park. (Bowling alley etc, as I have mentioned)