As expected, after playing so recently in the Peace Cup, it was just kids that were sent down to Oxford to play the conference side at the Kassam Stadium. I listened to the commentary on BBC Radio Oxford and I could hear the 700 odd Villa fans in good voice. I was also treated to the dolcid tones of Jack Woodward in the background, at one point comparing the pitch to a snooker table which left the radio
This game should interest me far more than it does since Oxford is actually my old home town. But strictly speaking, this game should be titled Oxford Utd vs Aston Villa XI, meaning who knows what sort of side Villa will send down to the Kassam. MON had apparently promised a decent strength side, but with the heroics of 4 games in a little over a week in Spain, including the extra-time final, I doubt he’ll be sending
A look back at the games and signings from pre-season 2008/09 and an overview of pre-season 2009/10.