UK time is: 22:00:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

It's been a Wild 4 years since 21st Dec 2008

On the 21st December 2008 Oxford United announced the appointment of Chris Wilder as their new manager.

Taking over with the team just above the relegation zone he took the team on an amazing 2nd half to the season where he only just missed out on a play-off place in the Blue Square Premiership.

Chris's first full season in charge of Oxford began just as the last had finished off and by mid-season they were sitting top of the Conference table by five points with a game in hand! However, a blip in form saw them knocked off the automatic promotion place, consigning the Us to the playoffs with Luton Town, Rushden & Diamonds and York City. They defeated Rushden & Diamonds to reach the play-off final, and gained promotion to the Football League by beating York City 3-1.

The first season back in the Football League after a four year break, he guided Oxford to safety with a placing of 12th.

The next season Oxford finished ninth, after poor form due to injuries to key players late in the season led to the team dropping out of the play-off position they had occupied for most of the year.

It brings us to this season the injury list just keeps growing with new players added to the list currently the U's sit in 18th. But any U's fan will know that 2012 has not be a good year for the manager with him playing those players that are the fittest.

Chris's record as manager of Oxford United reads

Matches 210 Won 95 Drawn 55 Lost 60 with a win rate of 45.24%

Lets wish Chris all the best for the future and congratulate him in his 4 years as manager of the yellows.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Terry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 21 2012

Time: 4:59PM

Your Comments

without wishing to be overly negative about Wilder or dismiss the work he has done and also the difficulties of managing, but I do feel he is at best treading water and there might be a time to consider a fresh face and new ideas in the summer, if not before. there is no major panic at the moment, but I feel that with a little time and thought Oxford can do well at this level and dare I suggest as someone who rarely gets to games in the last 12 mths, they are not fulfilling their potential
oxfordspur
Have to agree we are under performing. Fingers crossed they can get it together soon!
Tel Boy
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Oxford United Articles

Oxford v Wolverhampton (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Bolton's Joe Riley comes in (Monday July 28 2014)

Oxford sign England keeper (Friday July 25 2014)

6ft 6 player on trail with United (Thursday July 24 2014)

Abingdon Town v Oxford United (Thursday July 24 2014)

Dave Kitson hangs up his boots (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Mark Thomas joins the U's (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Archived Oxford United Articles

List All Vital U's Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Tel Boy 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Morecambe 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Newport 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Northampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Oxford 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Portsmouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Shrewsbury 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Hatters Entertain Colchester Tonight
Luton : 29/07/2014 17:19:00
Carlisle (a) Ticket News
Luton : 29/07/2014 17:14:00
Pompey appoint Bevan as goalkeeping coach
Portsmouth : 29/07/2014 16:14:00
Cooper - Result Wasn't The Best
Hartlepool : 29/07/2014 15:39:00
Beattie - Time For The Trialists
Accrington : 29/07/2014 15:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the U's have?
Suggested By:  
Stuck with Waddock 0%
Gone with Appleton 100%