Wednesday, 28 April 2010

12th Man wild about Wilder Masks

The 12th Man today launched the Chris Wilder Facemask which will be available at both Play-Off Semi Final games against Rushden & Diamonds. The project has been made possible by our sponsor Dunn Car Sales Ltd of Hollow Way, Cowley, Oxford who have helped get the latest project off and flying. Massive thanks to Dunn Car Sales and their team.

Priced at £3 each or 2 for £5, the masks will add to the red-hot atmosphere that United fans will generate both tomorrow evening and during the second leg on Monday 3rd May.

The local media have picked up on this fun project and the Oxford Mail ran a story today which had quotes from myself and Chris Wilder.

Radio Oxford's Malcolm Boyden 'requested' two masks were delivered to his studios in Summertown during his Breakfast Show this morning. The 12th Man didn't disappoint and sent two masks for the guys to use during the programme and at the home game next week.

It's all about fun, enjoyment and perhaps.....recapturing our youth!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Andy Hill runs for the 12th Man this weekend

The London Marathon is on Sunday and there is still time to sponsor OxVox Trust member Andy Hill as he raises money for the 12th Man.

So far £500 has been received in online and other donations, including the £150 raised by Raging Fever in memory of Andy's brother Dominic who sadly passed away recently.

You can make a donation using the Paypal button on the OxVox website

Or you can send a cheque payable to ‘The 12th Man’ to OxVox at 18 Harvest Way, Witney, Oxon OX28 1EG, indicating that your donation is prompted by Andy’s run.

Please note that anyone donating £20 or more will receive a free membership of OxVox until 30 September 2011.

We all wish Andy well as he enters the final stages of preparation. Andy will carry the 12th Man flag at intervals on the course, so look out for him if you are going to London on Sunday to see the race.

Monday, 12 April 2010

12th Man Meeting, Monday 19th April, 7.30pm, The Priory, OX4

A planning meeting to discuss the 12th Man Fund for next season will be held in the Priory pub, by kind agreement of Tim Rackley the landlord, on Monday 19 April starting at 7.30pm

This not an OxVox meeting and is being organised together with other fans’ groups including the Ultimate Yellows, GE, and Rage Online.

The meeting is open to all United fans but will particularly interest you if you would like to be directly involved with the Fund going forward, and have ideas and skills you would like to bring to the activity.

All aspects of the Fund will be discussed and Oxford United have been invited and are expected to attend

Monday, 5 April 2010

Scott completes his bike ride

Scott Humphries has completed his sponsored bike ride for the 12th Man from Hayes and Yeading to the Kassam Stadium over the Easter weekend. Scott is tired but very pleased to have finished the ride and achieved something for the fund.

There are chances to make donations today and Scott will be at the Priory before the match and it's planned that he will make an appearance at the ground, also he will be collecting cash after the match around the ticket office area.

Online donations can still be made at

Scott is pictured at Hayes with OUFC Chairman Kelvin Thomas and James Constable.

Here he is on his return to the stadium:

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Collection for Dominic Hill

£150 has been collected for 12th Man in memory of Dominic Hill, a lifelong United fan who played for the Raging Fever fans' team.

We are very appreciative of Hayes and Yeading fans as well as United fans contributing to this collection to commemorate a fan who will be sorely missed.

John Matthews of Raging Fever has written as follows:

Dear Trevor,

Re: Collection for Dominic Hill

Raging Fever played Hayes & Yeading fans yesterday before the main match. Prior to our game we held a minute’s applause for Dominic Hill who sadly passed away last week. Dom was a lifelong fan of Oxford who played for Raging Fever on a number of occasions. He lived in Sheffield and so most of his appearances for us were on away trips in that area. His last game for us was in October at York where he featured in our largest win this year.

You will know Dominic’s brother Andy who is running the marathon on behalf of the 12th Man fund.

After hearing the sad news, the Hayes fans asked whether they could contribute towards a fund of Andy’s choice. As a result, all of the match fees from both sides and some additional contributions from spectators were collected and we have £150 to put towards the 12th Man in Dom’s memory. This is a wonderful gesture on the Hayes fans’ part and is in keeping with the ethos of what Raging Fever represents i.e. fans meeting up to enjoy football and assist each other where they can.