From the video you made (quality btw) he's incredible with one-on-ones - long live Kabongo!
Brian Cox (Oxford City Chairman):
"We are very happy that we have plans in place to improve the training facilities we have available for our squad. We see the infrastructure of the football club as an important facet to improve and we are determined to spend the money we have available to improve the football club.
Initial plans are for the works to begin at the end of the season and to finish up by roughly this time next year. This will be of great help to the team and I'm sure they will find the new facilities we have planned very beneficial to their development on a day-to-day basis.
I am fully committed to improving this football club in every way possible and this is a major step in the right direction. This is a repayment for the incredible work done on the pitch by the team, under the guidance of our incredible manager, and to the fans who have supported us throughout the years."
"Pre-season was well and truly behind us. We had recruited well and we were looking forward to playing in the National League. We knew that we couldn't let our foot off the gas and a good start would be important. Time for action."
"We've done well. I'm obviously delighted that we are top of the league at this stage and we have progressed to the first round of the FA Cup. We should be very proud of what we have achieved this season. I don't think many of those outside the club would have expected us to be in the position we are in now.
We've worked hard on the training ground to improve how we play, both defensively and offensively. Our defensive organisation has been much better, which our record proves. We can still make some improvements in this area and I believe our goals concession record in the league will only improve as the season goes on.
In terms of attacking style, we've altered how we approach things. We're playing a little bit more narrow and using the half-spaces more than we used to. It is taking a bit of time for the players to adjust to the different types of movement required to take full advantage of this new style but we're moving in the right direction. It is a work in progress but we are happy with what we have achieved so far.
The main thing for us has been the change in mentality. I think it is fair to say that our style of play last season brought a lot of chaos for both teams. There were a lot of goals. We've got more control in the games we play now. It is definitely more of a 'controlled chaos' that we set out to achieve now. I think we're improving with how we manage games and that is evident with the recent results we've had.
The most important thing now is that we stay relentless in our performances and results. The results must be a priority for us and we have to take due consideration that we achieve what we want to achieve. After that, we cannot let our performance levels drop. We must play at our best all of the time. That is the only way we will succeed."
"I'll take the media focus on me as a compliment. I must be doing something right if I'm being linked with professional jobs! It is always nice to be talked about in a positive light by the press. I think it is a real testament to what this football club has achieved in the last year and a half.
I won't disclose any details of any job offers I may have received. I haven't accepted any offers and I believe it would be thoroughly unprofessional to tell the media who may or may not have approached me. I believe in confidentiality when it comes to these kind of things and I will respect that.
I am fully focused and fully committed to Oxford City Football Club. I have a contract here at this club until 2021 and, more importantly, I have a fantastic personal connection to this club. I have loved my time here and I want to spend the foreseeable future as manager of Oxford City Football Club. It fills be with pride to be in this role and it isn't one I would let go lightly.
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