Beano's buzzing ahead of Cup trip

The Oxford Times: James Constable puts Oxford ahead against Northampton James Constable puts Oxford ahead against Northampton

JAMES Constable believes Oxford United’s win over Northampton Town sets them up perfectly for a crunch period of the season.

The U’s ended a four-game winless streak with a deserved 2-1 victory over npower League Two’s in-form side on Saturday.

United travel to Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup second round on Saturday, before facing Plymouth Argyle in the Southern Section quarter-finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy three days later.

And with attention now turning away from the league, Constable said the squad were aware of what a big victory it might prove to be.

“It was a tough couple of weeks,” said the striker, who is known as Beano. “But it was a very satisfying win, especially with them coming here on such a good run.

“It’s very nice that we can now go into the two cup games on the back of a win.”

Constable, who scored the opening goal, admitted it was particularly pleasing to see some hard work on the training ground carried over into the match.

And that, he felt, was just reward for the effort the squad have put in.

“It was a big game for us and, having not been on a great run of late, it was important we put it right,” he said.

“We could easily have settled for a draw after they equalised, but we really wanted to win that game which is a very good sign.”

He added: “We have been working so hard in training and I think we deserved it.

“I might have been half a yard offside (for the goal), but we earned a bit of luck for once.

“We have got some big players back of late and it makes a big difference having them in and around the squad.

“Hopefully that win will give us all confidence to take up to Accrington on Saturday.”

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10:55am Wed 28 Nov 12

thame-yellow says...

Can you stop putting in your reports the striker, who is known as Beano.
We all know this !!!!!
Can you stop putting in your reports the striker, who is known as Beano. We all know this !!!!! thame-yellow

11:09am Wed 28 Nov 12

GRB says...

Best Oxford striker since Dean Windass.
Best Oxford striker since Dean Windass. GRB

11:29am Wed 28 Nov 12

BigOx22 says...

Another goal on Saturday please Beano. Get into the 3rd round and get a prem club and think of the money that will help us out massively. I will take a win Saturday and a loss on tuesday in the paint pot!
Another goal on Saturday please Beano. Get into the 3rd round and get a prem club and think of the money that will help us out massively. I will take a win Saturday and a loss on tuesday in the paint pot! BigOx22

11:59am Wed 28 Nov 12

Beau champ mummy says...

Barn door beano
Barn door beano Beau champ mummy

12:26pm Wed 28 Nov 12

BezzaYellow says...

Dean Windass, who was known as Deano?
Dean Windass, who was known as Deano? BezzaYellow

2:48pm Wed 28 Nov 12

oldun says...

GRB wrote:
Best Oxford striker since Dean Windass.
Mooney (scored many goals in the second tier) - was much much better than Constable - as was Craig Davies
[quote][p][bold]GRB[/bold] wrote: Best Oxford striker since Dean Windass.[/p][/quote]Mooney (scored many goals in the second tier) - was much much better than Constable - as was Craig Davies oldun

3:39pm Wed 28 Nov 12

GRB says...

oldun wrote:
GRB wrote:
Best Oxford striker since Dean Windass.
Mooney (scored many goals in the second tier) - was much much better than Constable - as was Craig Davies
Part of my thinking was the overall contribution to the club. Mooney and Davies weren't really with us for long. Mooney was a good player though. Davies was ok when he was with us but has improved as he's got older.

Even though Windass wasn't with us long he was clearly a class act.
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRB[/bold] wrote: Best Oxford striker since Dean Windass.[/p][/quote]Mooney (scored many goals in the second tier) - was much much better than Constable - as was Craig Davies[/p][/quote]Part of my thinking was the overall contribution to the club. Mooney and Davies weren't really with us for long. Mooney was a good player though. Davies was ok when he was with us but has improved as he's got older. Even though Windass wasn't with us long he was clearly a class act. GRB

4:07pm Wed 28 Nov 12

OxRoxBox says...

John Aldridge - who by the way has the best goals per game ratio for ANY Liverpool striker - honed his sniping skills at the Manor was my favourite!
John Aldridge - who by the way has the best goals per game ratio for ANY Liverpool striker - honed his sniping skills at the Manor was my favourite! OxRoxBox

7:48pm Wed 28 Nov 12

boagongrui says...

Bud Houghton For Me
Bud Houghton For Me boagongrui

8:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

OxRoxBox says...

Yes Houghton was great but not an out and out striker?
Yes Houghton was great but not an out and out striker? OxRoxBox

8:22pm Wed 28 Nov 12

badger86 says...

I loved Paul moody. he was no messi but he could wallop the ball! Definitely our best rubbish striker
I loved Paul moody. he was no messi but he could wallop the ball! Definitely our best rubbish striker badger86

9:06pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Mature supporter says...

None of them can beat Hughie Curran. He could make a goal out of nothing
None of them can beat Hughie Curran. He could make a goal out of nothing Mature supporter

9:38pm Wed 28 Nov 12

jbowling says...

Bud Houghton was out and out striker you are thing of Ray Houghton.

Other blasts from the past Billy Calder, Micky Bullock, John Fahy, Tony Buck, Tony Jones, Graham Atkinson, Nigel Cassidy.

Best striker by a mile ...... Aldridge
Bud Houghton was out and out striker you are thing of Ray Houghton. Other blasts from the past Billy Calder, Micky Bullock, John Fahy, Tony Buck, Tony Jones, Graham Atkinson, Nigel Cassidy. Best striker by a mile ...... Aldridge jbowling

9:52pm Wed 28 Nov 12

OxRoxBox says...

I always liked Andy Thomas too - I remember as teenagers he hit a shot in the Eynsham car park "football pitch" when we were at school that would have won goal of the Century lol!
I always liked Andy Thomas too - I remember as teenagers he hit a shot in the Eynsham car park "football pitch" when we were at school that would have won goal of the Century lol! OxRoxBox

9:50am Thu 29 Nov 12

bigchet says...

john aldridge was head and shoulders above any other striker we have had at the club and super cassidy was a favorite of the london rd faithfull as was johnny lager., he scored 4 at home against luton and the fourth was awsome..good days and nights at the manor and the atmosphere was incredible at times.johnny lagers four rank with the best ever.
john aldridge was head and shoulders above any other striker we have had at the club and super cassidy was a favorite of the london rd faithfull as was johnny lager., he scored 4 at home against luton and the fourth was awsome..good days and nights at the manor and the atmosphere was incredible at times.johnny lagers four rank with the best ever. bigchet

4:27pm Thu 29 Nov 12

oldun says...

bigchet wrote:
john aldridge was head and shoulders above any other striker we have had at the club and super cassidy was a favorite of the london rd faithfull as was johnny lager., he scored 4 at home against luton and the fourth was awsome..good days and nights at the manor and the atmosphere was incredible at times.johnny lagers four rank with the best ever.
Aldo scored very heavily at the top level. He was massively aided by the attacking policy of Jim Smith and of Maurice Evans and by the superb crossing of Langan and Brock and by Billy Hamilton (when fit) - Billy was important up front as was Aldo . Even without them , his modern day equivalent would get 30 plus LEAGUE goals at this 4th Div level. Obviously he had much much much better players around him than we have now - but of course John Aldridge wasn't playing against 4th div defences - he was a great finisher - but worked hard too - no goal hanger. Happy days
[quote][p][bold]bigchet[/bold] wrote: john aldridge was head and shoulders above any other striker we have had at the club and super cassidy was a favorite of the london rd faithfull as was johnny lager., he scored 4 at home against luton and the fourth was awsome..good days and nights at the manor and the atmosphere was incredible at times.johnny lagers four rank with the best ever.[/p][/quote]Aldo scored very heavily at the top level. He was massively aided by the attacking policy of Jim Smith and of Maurice Evans and by the superb crossing of Langan and Brock and by Billy Hamilton (when fit) - Billy was important up front as was Aldo . Even without them , his modern day equivalent would get 30 plus LEAGUE goals at this 4th Div level. Obviously he had much much much better players around him than we have now - but of course John Aldridge wasn't playing against 4th div defences - he was a great finisher - but worked hard too - no goal hanger. Happy days oldun

4:29pm Thu 29 Nov 12

oldun says...

Curran, Windass, Saunders
(as good a finisher as Aldo - yep, few will agree) - all played many games at much much higher level than against Accrington or Northampton. COYY
Curran, Windass, Saunders (as good a finisher as Aldo - yep, few will agree) - all played many games at much much higher level than against Accrington or Northampton. COYY oldun

4:38pm Thu 29 Nov 12

RADIOFAN says...

What about Jamie Brooks,Steve Basham,Tommy Mooney or Andy Scott. In my opinion all better than James Constable. I love Beano to death but sadly i think he lacks that extra piece of pace to play at a higher level. I also think Tommy Craddock is a more natural goalscorer.
What about Jamie Brooks,Steve Basham,Tommy Mooney or Andy Scott. In my opinion all better than James Constable. I love Beano to death but sadly i think he lacks that extra piece of pace to play at a higher level. I also think Tommy Craddock is a more natural goalscorer. RADIOFAN

5:23pm Thu 29 Nov 12

YellowRose says...

Don't forget RAY GASTON!!
Don't forget RAY GASTON!! YellowRose

6:08pm Thu 29 Nov 12

oldun says...

RADIOFAN wrote:
What about Jamie Brooks,Steve Basham,Tommy Mooney or Andy Scott. In my opinion all better than James Constable. I love Beano to death but sadly i think he lacks that extra piece of pace to play at a higher level. I also think Tommy Craddock is a more natural goalscorer.
Agreed - sad about Jamie. Scott would have done better than Constable at this low level. Lazy Jemson was much much better than Constable - as were Foyle, Stein, Whatmore and Vinter - but all of them were playing at a higher level .
[quote][p][bold]RADIOFAN[/bold] wrote: What about Jamie Brooks,Steve Basham,Tommy Mooney or Andy Scott. In my opinion all better than James Constable. I love Beano to death but sadly i think he lacks that extra piece of pace to play at a higher level. I also think Tommy Craddock is a more natural goalscorer.[/p][/quote]Agreed - sad about Jamie. Scott would have done better than Constable at this low level. Lazy Jemson was much much better than Constable - as were Foyle, Stein, Whatmore and Vinter - but all of them were playing at a higher level . oldun

8:48pm Thu 29 Nov 12

manorforever says...

i always liked john durnin, he knew how to score and at a decent level
i always liked john durnin, he knew how to score and at a decent level manorforever

9:02pm Thu 29 Nov 12

A Scroat says...

Please don't put Constable in a list that includes Aldridge etc. One recent offside goal does not mean he is in form. Good Conference striker but nothing exceptional any more. Taxi.
Please don't put Constable in a list that includes Aldridge etc. One recent offside goal does not mean he is in form. Good Conference striker but nothing exceptional any more. Taxi. A Scroat

10:18pm Thu 29 Nov 12

oldun says...

A Scroat wrote:
Please don't put Constable in a list that includes Aldridge etc. One recent offside goal does not mean he is in form. Good Conference striker but nothing exceptional any more. Taxi.
He's nowhere near a Durnin, Foyle or Stein let alone an Aldo
Wish we had taken Rovers' cash
[quote][p][bold]A Scroat[/bold] wrote: Please don't put Constable in a list that includes Aldridge etc. One recent offside goal does not mean he is in form. Good Conference striker but nothing exceptional any more. Taxi.[/p][/quote]He's nowhere near a Durnin, Foyle or Stein let alone an Aldo Wish we had taken Rovers' cash oldun

8:37am Fri 30 Nov 12

AylesburyOx says...

For me the best striking partnership (in my lifetime as an OUFC fan) was Moody and John Byrne. A natural big front man matched with a player of technical class, who realised creating goals was worth as much as scoring them.
I wish I could of seen Aldridge, Houghton and Hamilton but sadly those days were a few years before my time...
For me the best striking partnership (in my lifetime as an OUFC fan) was Moody and John Byrne. A natural big front man matched with a player of technical class, who realised creating goals was worth as much as scoring them. I wish I could of seen Aldridge, Houghton and Hamilton but sadly those days were a few years before my time... AylesburyOx

8:41am Fri 30 Nov 12

OxRoxBox says...

Hopefully one day we will be in a League again whereby we could attract the likes of Aldo/Saunders etc as their stepping stone in the Premiership . . . .
Hopefully one day we will be in a League again whereby we could attract the likes of Aldo/Saunders etc as their stepping stone in the Premiership . . . . OxRoxBox

8:56am Fri 30 Nov 12

monday morning QB says...

YellowRose wrote:
Don't forget RAY GASTON!!
More Prozac please nurse, I thought I'd forgotten the Irish Pele!
[quote][p][bold]YellowRose[/bold] wrote: Don't forget RAY GASTON!![/p][/quote]More Prozac please nurse, I thought I'd forgotten the Irish Pele! monday morning QB

9:43am Fri 30 Nov 12

New Manor rename says...

......and Keith Cassels. We've had some class!!
......and Keith Cassels. We've had some class!! New Manor rename

9:47am Fri 30 Nov 12

OxRoxBox says...

Cassells . . . partial anagram of CLASS!

When today they need the full anagram of CLASSES to put the ball in the old Onion Sack!
Cassells . . . partial anagram of CLASS! When today they need the full anagram of CLASSES to put the ball in the old Onion Sack! OxRoxBox

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