During this Lockdown we are doing our best to help keep you entertained as we roll back the years with the Ox Files: our brand new series looking at the history of Oxford United
The Ox Files sees us look back at a specific season on our official YouTube Channel, complete with rare or unseen footage from that season, and we also offer it as a podcast for fans who prefer to hear their history.
Episode 2 is available right now and features a man who has spent his life in football.
Brian Horton was Oxford Manager from 1988 to 1993 before leaving to take over at Manchester City. Brian spent 16 years as a player and 22 as a Manager and is one of only three people to have been involved in over 2,000 games in the Football League.
We caught up with him this week to talk about another amazing season. 1991/2 saw United have to adjust their ambitions as financial difficulties led to the sale of star players such as Mark Stein and Paul Simpson. Brian talks us through those events, his insistence on Jim Magilton staying, Mark Lawrenson’s time as U’s boss and of course the season finale: a must win game at Tranmere to try to to avoid relegation.
It’s a brilliant watch/listen and you can see it on YouTube at the top of this page or download the podcast from Oxford United Official on Spotify or from your usual Podcast provider.
As Brian mentions: his autobiography is available now and is a great read with lots of revelations about his life in the game It is available from AMAZON here and we will have Brian as our guest for a book signing as soon as we are able to welcome fans back.
The series kicked off with Peter Rhoades-Brown talking about the extraordinary 1985/6 season: also available right now.
Got a favourite season? Let us know and we'll invite you on as a special guest to talk to a legend of that era...