The staff may be furloughed but that doesn’t mean they aren’t thinking of the fans.
The backroom team at the U’s are, like the rest of the country, staying safe and staying home right now. But as Peter Rhoades-Brown told us, they want to play their part and help where they can.
“It’s usually such a bustling, busy place to be but we are all at home and missing not just being around each other but also the daily interaction with the fans. So we had a chat and decided to volunteer to give our senior fans a ring just to check they are dong OK at the moment.
"We have some amazingly loyal fans, many of whom have been with us since the Headington United days and the Gaffer set the tone last week by ringing Ron Slater, who is in his 90’s and thankfully doing really well.
“We want to do that too so over the next week or so we are going to ring round as many of our older fans as we can, just for a chat and to see if we can help in any way.
“We’d love fans to get involved too: it only takes a couple of minutes just to ring and make sure people are OK.
"Call a Mate and be nice to each other. That’s all we are trying to do.”