He took over as chairman of Oxford in 1999 when the club was pounds 13 million in debt and his money helped them complete the move to their new ground at Minchery
Owner Firoz Kassam has just freed up pounds 150,000 to buy striker Andy Scott and midfielder Rob Quinn from Brentford and work on the club's new ground at Minchery
Farm is underway again.
Irish, whose plans to build a 15,000 all-seater stadium at their current Sunbury home have been rejected by councillors, could become tenants of Oxford's new Minchery
Oxford United will stay at The Manor until next autumn while their new 15,000-capacity stadium is completed at Minchery
An FA spokesman said an assessor would regularly visit United's new Kassam Stadium at Minchery
Farm following crowd trouble at the club's in the match against Swindon Town at the Manor Ground in March.
CRISIS club Oxford United are holding talks with Allied Dunbar Premier Division London Irish to combine football and rugby union in a groundshare at their new stadium at Minchery
Oxford United could be left homeless next season after club owner Firoz Kassam threatened to quit the Second Division strugglers because of a land dispute on the site of their new Minchery
Oxford have been involved in talks with London Irish Rugby Club regarding the possibility of a ground-sharing scheme at Minchery
The High Court hearing in London found that Oxford City Council had arguably failed to abide by national planning policies when granting consent for the club's multi-plex cinema next to the stadium at Minchery
Now the ball is really rolling with other clubs following suit, including Oxford United who hope to move to their new 15,000-seater stadium at Minchery
Farm by next January after financial problems held up work.