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THE VERDICT: Robinson On Checkatrade Exit

Players to refund fans after Bury defeat

23 January 2019

Oxford United players will reimburse the 101 travelling fans who went with them to Bury last night in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The U’s were well beaten by the Shakers and afterwards Head Coach Karl Robinson was not in the mood for excuses.

“I think I have every right to be angry” he told iFollow. “We did OK for 20 minutes and then made a mistake and crumbled. OK we got back in the game at 1-1 and had looked very good and were moving the ball around well. But then we became undisciplined, started doing our own things and had people pointing fingers at each other.

“There were 101 fans here tonight who travelled a long way in the snow and the players will reimburse them for their tickets because people pay a lot of money and that was a disgrace. There were no positives. Sometimes we give players too much praise and we treat them like men but they perform like boys sometimes. That’s why they are where they are in the league.

“It’s down to mentality. That’s what separates good players from bad players. They have a little break now with no game at the weekend and they need that, just to get away from each other. We have gone out of a competition we wanted to do well in and now we have to concentrate on the league, but the performance tonight was certainly not one I would expect from my team.”

Fans seeking a refund can do so by emailing our Supporter Liaison Officer Kath Faulkner ( before Friday 5.30pm providing evidence (where possible) that they were at the game (coach tickets, receipts, match programme etc). Once the full list of supporters has been compiled we will arrange the refund.

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