Common denominator as regards these unexpected results? Wet, cold, muddy pitches with inadequate covers being levellers.
The U's have consistently been useless when North of Essex in the rain and have been for some years. The only exception I recall was at Salford last season. Too much training indoors? Soft southerners? Lightweight players? With the sun on our backs and a bowling green pitch we can beat anybody. But get on a 'bus and we often disappoint. Too many whimpy Academy kids? Humes Out!