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Taking Oxford United back into League football

No club in English football has seen a fall from glory quite like Oxford United. Less than 20 years ago, the club was in the top division and, in 1986, won the Milk Cup (now the League Cup) at Wembley Stadium. This period, without a doubt, remains the most successful in the club's history.

Since those days though, Oxford have paled into a shadow of their former selves, falling through the divisions with alarming regularity - losing 33 games in one single season. Bad management, poor investment and a continual decline in performances on the pitch ultimately resulted in relegation out of the Football League in 2005/06 - exactly 20 years since they won at Wembley. Two seasons on and the club continues to struggle in the Conference and it looks as if fans will have to endure another season of non-league football after a poor start to this year's campaign sees them well off the pace.

Despite the trials and tribulations, the U's fans stick by their side. Attendances for home games at Oxford remain the highest in the Conference by a massive margin. There is no doubt whatsoever that this is a club which does not belong in non-league football and they deserve to not only be returning to League football, but climbing back up through the divisions.

If you would like the chance to help put Oxford United back on the path to glory and have a say in the future of the club, then maybe The People's Club can help.

Oxford United - The People's Club?

The People’s Club are looking to sign up 40,000 football fans who are interesting in buying and running a real football club, which will be chosen by our members. We expect to bring in excess of £1,500,000 investment per season to the chosen club.

If our members choose Oxford United to be The People's Club, then what will we do?

Firstly, we'll bring much needed investment to the club in a number of ways.

You can expect gate receipts at home games to go up as members travel to see games and boost the attendance figures. Innovative commercial activities will bring in additional revenue and the very nature of The People's Club concept will naturally mean Oxford United will receive a massive publicity boost as the local and national media all monitor the success of the club.

Secondly, you, the fans, will run the club. You'll have the ability to vote on whether to hire or fire a manager, which players start each game each week and who is on the bench. As the transfer window opens, you'll be able to choose who we sign and who we transfer list.

We're giving you the opportunity to take Oxford United forwards - and, who knows, maybe one day we'll be boarding coaches to take us to Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and Villa Park every other Saturday.

Most importantly, what we won't do is change Oxford United for the worse. We're all football fans and we fully understand the importance of the heritage and identity of the club and the feeling of belonging that each and every Oxford United fan feels. We certainly won't be relocating the team to Milton Keynes or mucking around with the club crest.

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How will your membership help?

As politicians are fond of saying, your vote truly counts. The People's Club is built entirely on the concept that the fans know best and the collective decision making power that our members have will ensure success for many years to come.

At the moment, Oxford United is not The People's Club. It can only become so if you sign up and choose Oxford United as the club you think we should make a bid for once we have enough members and therefore enough funds to do so.

Register for free and select Oxford United as your choice for the club we should buy. Then tell all your friends about us - their votes count too! If Oxford United is one of the most popular choices, it stands a very good chance of attracting substantial investment.

We're also on the lookout for a representative in Oxford to encourage fans to sign up, so please contact us if you think you can get enough fans behind you and make Oxford United The People's Club.

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