Match Thread: Lincoln City v Oxford United | Vital Football

Match Thread: Lincoln City v Oxford United

Jules

Alert Team
Staff member
#1
Who Are The League One Managers? No.15: Karl Robinson (Oxford United):

Oxford United's Karl Robinson is one of a small number of managers in League One who never kicked a ball in the Football League. Having started coaching during his non-league playing days and eventually progressing to the UEFA Pro Licence, he has certainly followed an unusual path through the game.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...e-managers-no-15-karl-robinson-oxford-united/

"We're seeing positive signs in the first two games this time out in terms of second-half goals.":

3 things The Imps need to do to pick up all three points.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...-this-time-out-in-terms-of-second-half-goals/

Oxford United (h): Experienced Championship Referee Appointed:

Information about today's match officials.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/oxford-united-h-experienced-championship-referee-appointed/

MA: "We're going up against a side that are probably going to finish in the top three or four.":

A summary of what Michael Appleton said yesterday.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...bly-going-to-finish-in-the-top-three-or-four/

"Karl Robinson is doing a great job. He plays a great style of football and is building a great team." (Who Are Ya?):

Q&A with Oxford United supporter Ryan.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...yle-of-football-and-is-building-a-great-team/
 

clanford

Vital Squad Member
#2
Thought there would be loads of posts by now 😂 Anyways, feels very different to last Saturday with this being the league. Despite the strangeness of it all, really looking forward to this. Team starting to bed in, exciting new players, tasty opposition and a bit of payback to dish out. Can’t wait. Come on City :wahey:
 

berksimps

Vital 1st Team Regular
#4
Well, the first day of a delayed season, it’s football but not as we have known it before. Cannot believe I’m not fuelled up and ready to go.

Come on City, lets start with a win.
 

PortMacImp

Vital Youth Team
#7
I know Liam Bridcutt and Joe Walsh are unlikely to be fit to play, which is a shame, but it will be interesting to see the line up and formation of the team for this tough game. It is just good to have the football starting again and I shall watch it live whilst enjoying a Theakstons Old Peculier or two. Hoping for a win, any sort of win will do.
 

Luke Imp

Alert Team
Staff member
#9
Difficult one today. We're two or three years behind Oxford in terms of manager and squad consistency and building.

Things will probably have to click for most of the game to get a result but it'll be good too use this game, albeit it's a very early stage, of how we're going to cope with the sides as good as Oxford this season. Not necessarily just the result but how we are in and out of possession.
 

Impish

Vital Champions League
#10
Fully expecting a loss, Oxford are a strong team with the majority of last seasons very good squad intact. Hoping for a spirited Imps showing and a lot closer result than the last time they visited at SB. Think this challenge will be a little too early for us to overcome but if we play well and its looking like the squad and formations are already gelling, I won’t be too unhappy.
 

imps_joe

Vital 1st Team Regular
#17
As with everyone else, I think this will be a very difficult game. Don't expect much, would be happy with a point.

Just happy to see Lincoln play in the league again!
 

Rob the Imp

Vital Football Hero
#20
Fully expecting a loss, Oxford are a strong team with the majority of last seasons very good squad intact. Hoping for a spirited Imps showing and a lot closer result than the last time they visited at SB. Think this challenge will be a little too early for us to overcome but if we play well and its looking like the squad and formations are already gelling, I won’t be too unhappy.
Same here, a good performance and I'll be happy.