Football League Weekly: Oxford’s Chris Maguire delights in derby double | Jeremy Alexander

12 September 2016 04:33
Michael Appleton has already done half the job expected of him each season with win over SwindonThree of Oxford’s six mascots named Chris Maguire as their favourite United player. After the 2-0 defeat of Swindon at the Kassam Stadium he was everyone’s favourite. He scored both goals, the first on half-time, the second just beyond the hour, to extend his side’s run of victories over their fiercest rivals to six, stretching back to 2002. It was their first meeting in League One.This was a real old-fashioned derby, kicking off at 3pm, red meat to follow the nibbles in Glasgow and hors d’oeuvre in Manchester. TV tinkering trivialises the games it tries to promote, denying fans travelling to their own games the chance to watch the so-called big ones live. Related: Martin Ling earns relief for Swindon but pretty football is grounded Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian


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