“No, I always thought there would be opportunity,” he says when asked if he feared he might never work again. “Though I must admit being sacked by letter by someone you’ve never actually met was a little tough to take.”

Oxford Cheetahs motorcycle speedway team has raced at Oxford Stadium in Cowley on and off since 1939. The Cheetahs competed in the Elite League and then the Conference League until 2007. They were Britain's most successful club in the late eighties becoming British League champions in 1985, 1986 and 1989. Four times world champion Hans Nielsen was the clubs most successful rider.

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2A ball used in football, either round (as in soccer) or oval (as in rugby and American football) and typically made of leather or plastic and filled with compressed air.

History repeating itself, unbeaten runs and an unhappy anniversary, BBC Sport analyses the big points from the Football League.

“I did some opposition scouting for Roy, did some work on the training ground, thought about it,” he says of the job offer. “But I wanted to get back working with players every day.”

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Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.

Reece Joel Oxford (born 16 December 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club West Ham United. Oxford made his debut for West Ham aged 16 years and 198 days, making him the club's youngest ever player, beating a record of 16 years and 221 days set in 1922 by Billy Williams.[4][5] He is considered as one of the best youth prospects in English football.[6]

After a miserable 5-1 defeat at Cambridge the last time Oxford were live on television, Appleton went to work. He used 25 per cent of his playing budget to pay off half a dozen players. A total of 32 left or joined in his first year. But gradually he has managed to change things. An unbeaten run at the end of last season has continued into this.

Oxford Saints is Oxford's senior American Football team. One of the longest running American football clubs in the UK, the Saints were founded in 1983 and have competed for over 30 years against other British teams across the country.

“You need the environment to be right. You need a philosophy as to how you’re going to play and most of all you need the right people,” he says. “When I arrived, I thought there were a lot of poor personalities here. Part of our recruitment drive was to get people who bought into what we’re trying to do. We’re getting there now.”

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English for Football is part of the Express Series. It is an ideal course for students who want to communicate better in English in the world of football. This short, intensive course can be completed in 25-30 hours, so students make progress quickly. English for Football can be used as a stand-alone course, for self-study using the interactive MultiROM, or alongside a coursebook such as International Express.

There is something unexpected going on at one of the country’s oddest football clubs.

The revolution appears to be working. “A lot of fans are telling me they haven’t seen football as good as this at Oxford for 15 years. It’s nice to hear. But ultimately you’ve got to win games as well.”

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Oxford United Football Club is a professional football club based in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. The team play in League One, the third tier of English football. The chairman is Darryl Eales, the head coach is Michael Appleton and the team captain is John Lundstram.[2]

Susie Dent explores the surprisingly literal story behind the phrase ‘to steal someone’s thunder’.

Greyhound racing took place at the Oxford Stadium from 1939 until 2012 and hosted some of the sports leading events such as the Pall Mall Stakes, The Cesarewitch and Trafalgar Cup. The stadium remains intact but unused after closing in 2012.

Broad Street, showing the main entrances to Trinity and Balliol Colleges, and obliquely, the frontage of Exeter College from the Sheldonian Theatre.

London Welsh RFC moved to the Kassam Stadium in 2012 to fulfil their Premiership entry criteria regarding stadium capacity. At the end of the 2015 season, following relegation, the club left Oxford.

After Adam Johnson was told he faces a custodial sentence for having sexual activity with a 15-year-old, what other footballers faced spells inside?

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Adam Hurrey: Is the North London derby now the showpiece fixture? Have Leicester finally run out of steam? And how ready is Pato?

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A stickler for detail, Appleton has introduced all sorts of changes, from reducing the size of the home pitch, through decorating the tunnel entrance with pictures of former local heroes to installing an analysis room at the training ground.

“We might be League Two, but that doesn’t mean we can’t work like a Premier League side. We’ve now got a group of players who don’t dash home after training. They’ll stay on in the gym, or work on their skills, or they’ll be on the computers in the analysis room checking on the opposition.”

Express Series: the fast route to English for work.

One winner and three finalists from the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science were announced at the 2013 Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) awards ceremony. SET Awards are Europe’s most important Science, Engineering and Technology awards for undergraduates.

There is a long history of brewing in Oxford. Several of the colleges had private breweries, one of which, at Brasenose, survived until 1889. In the 16th century brewing and malting appear to have been the most popular trades in the city. There were breweries in Brewer Street and Paradise Street, near the Castle Mill Stream.

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Oxford (/ˈɒksfərd/[4][5]) is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. With a population of 159,994[6] it is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom,[7][8] and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse.[9][10] The city is situated 57 miles (92 km) from London, 69 miles (111 km) from Bristol, 65 miles (105 km) from both Southampton and Birmingham and 25 miles (40 km) from Reading.

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And if he manages that, the club might soon be obliged to build a fourth stand to accommodate the growing interest.

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On 9 November 2007, Jim Smith resigned as manager and first-team coach Darren Patterson returned as manager.[59] In a lacklustre season which included defeats to Droylsden and Tonbridge Angels, camouflaged by a belated run of eight wins in the last eleven games,[60] Oxford finished 9th in the Conference National in 2007–08, 10 points off the last play-off place.[61]