Weblog: The football punter
I'm not wild about Oxford's cup chances
OXFORD fans who are going to follow their team this week will have earned some loyalty points.
A trip to Fleetwood last Saturday, a trip to Gateshead this week and if all goes well up in the north-east, there's a trip to Wrexham to look forward to on Monday.
Okay, it may not quite tot up to the air miles Wigan's fans have collected following their side in the Europa League, but it's still a big ask.
I'm actually not sure it is going to go well, however, and quite fancy Gateshead to get one over on the U's in their FA Cup first-round replay.
An unsettled manager equals an unsettled team in my book and I shall be betting accordingly.
The unsettled manager is Chris Wilder, who has guided Oxford to the top of League Two but is now being interviewed for the job at Portsmouth, who aren't anywhere near the top of League Two but may well be near the top of the Conference this time next season.
We all know about Pompey's woes so if Wilder is willing to swap what he's got for the Fratton Park gig you've got to think all's not rosy in his current garden.