Oxford United off to Bisham Abbey for pre-season

U's boss Michael Appleton

U's boss Michael Appleton

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Michael Appleton is looking forward to getting to know his players better after Oxford United arranged a last-minute training camp at Bisham Abbey.

This is the first summer that the U’s have not gone away on a pre-season tour since 2008.

But Appleton, who took over as head coach less than a fortnight ago, was keen to get away and gel with the squad.

United found a vacancy at the national sports centre in Berkshire and will hold a camp between Monday and Thursday next week.

Appleton said: “I love having the opportunity to spend 24-7 with players.

“It’s one thing trying to learn about a player when he comes into training every day, it’s another to see what his interests are off the field, to see what he’s about as a personality.

“You learn so much more about the individual rather than the player.”

The trip means United have cancelled Tuesday’s scheduled development squad fixture at Kettering.

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10:11am Fri 18 Jul 14

87oufc says...

Honey moon period or not, I'm super happy about what has been said by MA et al.
When you follow the ins and outs of the club you get used to certain things and I'm pleasantly about what I hear and read - it's something different for sure.
Honey moon period or not, I'm super happy about what has been said by MA et al. When you follow the ins and outs of the club you get used to certain things and I'm pleasantly about what I hear and read - it's something different for sure. 87oufc
  • Score: 5

10:12am Fri 18 Jul 14

87oufc says...

87oufc wrote:
Honey moon period or not, I'm super happy about what has been said by MA et al.
When you follow the ins and outs of the club you get used to certain things and I'm pleasantly about what I hear and read - it's something different for sure.
How about I proof what I read:
Honey moon period or not, I'm super happy about what has been said by MA et al. When you follow the ins and outs of the club for so long you get used to certain things and I'm pleasantly surprised about what I hear and read - it's something different for sure.
[quote][p][bold]87oufc[/bold] wrote: Honey moon period or not, I'm super happy about what has been said by MA et al. When you follow the ins and outs of the club you get used to certain things and I'm pleasantly about what I hear and read - it's something different for sure.[/p][/quote]How about I proof what I read: Honey moon period or not, I'm super happy about what has been said by MA et al. When you follow the ins and outs of the club for so long you get used to certain things and I'm pleasantly surprised about what I hear and read - it's something different for sure. 87oufc
  • Score: 4

1:43am Sat 19 Jul 14

Benkiu says...

I hate the army but...I reckon last season's boot camp was a good way to go. Bisham better than Basham?
I hate the army but...I reckon last season's boot camp was a good way to go. Bisham better than Basham? Benkiu
  • Score: 0

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