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    Michael Appleton

    Again Oxford fan in peace. Johnson is a class act but I personally think he would find it difficult in the Premier League. We had a similar player O'Dowda who went to Bristol City and he's struggled to start regularly. Don't worry I won't flood your forum I just wanted to say my piece on Appleton earlier.
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    Michael Appleton

    Oxford fan in peace. You've managed to bag yourself a hell of an assistant here. He's been the best manager I've seen us have in my time watching us at least. He's transformed us as a team, attracted some amazing talent from the Premier League down and been an all round great gaffer. I've seen a few on here say he's taken us as far as he could. That's simply not true. He was promised an increase in playing budget which hasn't materialised. As good as our chairman has been for us (who came in at the same time as MApp) he's openly admitted he would struggle to sustain us any higher than the Championship and even turned down a bid to buy the club (a mistake in my eyes) from a lad called Juan Sartori who openly said he would put money into us. This isn't a witch hunt for him though. I personally feel old Voldemort was promised funds that the chairman couldn't deliver on, couldn't strengthen the squad after letting a fair few go and couldn't see a future with us. It's a damn shame but I guess that's football. A lot of our our fans have said it doesn't make sense to leave a managers position to become an assistant in the Premier League but let's not forget it's the best league in the world, of course it's a step up. I'm honestly gutted to see him leave as I know every Oxford fan is. However for 500k a year and the chance to be part of a Premier League set up he'd be mad not to take the position. I just hope it's not the start of a downfall for us! Anyway, best of luck next season with him as number 2 and I hope I see you lift the champions trophy again with an Oxford legend helping along the way.