All posts tagged with: Dan Crowley

Clinical finishing key at the Kassam

AFC Wimbledon’s ability to capitalize during the spells of pressure was the central factor behind their 3-1 win at Oxford on Sunday afternoon. After Tom Elliott’s opener, refereeing decisions perhaps went in their favour, before goals Darius Charles and Andy Barcham gave them a comfortable half-time lead. Charles’ own goal just after the break threatened… Read more →

Poor shooting at St Andrews

118 goalless minutes will never set the pulses racing, but the common assessment of Oxford’s 1-0 win at Birmingham as a dull game may be a touch unfair. The main issue for both teams was poor shooting, as much as a lack of creativity. Both teams got into some decent positions over the course of the… Read more →

Oxford United Season Preview: U’s on the up?

Oxford United are moving forward once again. After the 20-year decline that succeeded their 1986 League Cup win, they are now making tangible long-term progress, having won two promotions in six years. The man who guided them to success last year is Michael Appleton, who is rebuilding his reputation as a manager, continuing to encourage smooth passing football.… Read more →

League One Preview: Gameweek 4

Here are The Football Lab’s predictions for 3 of the weekend’s games in League One. Bradford look for their first league win of the season at Oakwell, where Barnsley will look for their third. Burton can continue their great start to life in League One with a win over Peterborough, whose defence is looking vulnerable… Read more →

League One Preview: Gameweek 2

Here are The Football Lab’s predictions for 3 of this weekend’s League One fixtures. Burton Albion look for a third win in the space of a week at Barnsley, Rochdale aim to build on last week’s win over Peterborough when they go to Blackpool, while Millwall and Coventry will endeavour to put midweek League Cup… Read more →

Barnsley Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Barnsley fan Spencer Davies, ahead of the new season. You can follow Spencer on Twitter @TheGodfatherUk Last season was Barnsley’s first in England’s third tier for almost a decade, after relegation from the Championship. Would you say it was a disappointing season? No. I personally expected mid-table and thats what we… Read more →