'U's go on parade

Thousands have greeted Oxford United's players as the squad took an open-top bus ride through the city to celebrate promotion to the Football League.

The players rode from the Kassam Stadium, up the Cowley Road, to a reception in Broad Street on the evening of Tuesday 18 May 2010.

It was after they beat York City 3-1 in the Conference Play Off Final to win promotion to the game's fourth division - something the team have been trying to do without success for four years.

Being back in League Two will be good for the club's finances, because they'll now get money from TV rights.

Watch a video of the parade 


Oxford City Council Leader Councillor Bob Price said: "I would like to thank the thousands of fans and supporters who turned out last night to celebrate Oxford United’s marvellous victory at Wembley on Sunday and to congratulate the team on a season that has been crowned with glory.

"The huge turnout all along the route from Cowley to Broad Street shows how close to the heart of the community the club is, and the real pleasure that their success has given us."

Kelvin Thomas, Chairman of Oxford United Football Club, said: "The parade was the icing on the cake for the fans and the players.

"I was delighted that so many fans turned out to salute the players and it shows how much this club means to the people of Oxford and Oxfordshire.

"I want to thank the fans for supporting us through the season, lining the streets throughout the parade and for giving us such a good welcome in Broad Street."

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We were at the parade wot a fabulous end to a fantastic weekend. Yellows we love you xx
Susi Trinder, Eynsham

Well done lads! well played!!! and well deserved!!! very proud of you all, see you nxt season!
Kerry Windebank, Didcot

Really Really GOOD.. Just Another Thing To Say I LOVE SAM DEERING
Mya Walker, Oxford

I was there! They done us proud, I'm 71 and have only been going to the matches this last season, but I'm hooked and I'll be getting a season ticket next season. What an achievement to get to Wembley, and to win, I'm so proud to be a supporter, and I'll be there tonight to cheer them on.
June Lane, Thame

Well done lads it was great to watch you at wembley were all proud of you looking forward to next season see you on the parade.
Lee Higham, Oxford

Oxford Utd done great for the city, now lets hope that oxford city can do the same next season by getting into the Conference South. Come on Oxford!
Philip Morrison, Cowley

Watch a fans' video recorded following the final whistle

Hear the unofficial team song 'Yellow Ribbon'