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    dave from witney wrote:
    Good luck to him, he has been a great ambassador for the club. I suspect he was on pretty good money, but you cannot pay top dollar for an average striker return. Quite sure we can get someone in on the same money that Constable was on, who will take some of those many, many chances that are spurned each game.
    I agree Dave, he has been a good ambassador for our club and one behind GA in the goals scored is pretty good, most of Beano's have been scored at a lower level than Graham's although it's still a reasonable record. I would say he's probably missed half as many as he has scored tho particularly in recent seasons chasing out wide for the ball then snatching at the fewer chances that have come his way. Good luck Beano wherever you may go now!!

    I see that Sam Allardyce has been kept on at West Ham and one of the clauses is that he brings in a dedicated Attacking coach, shame the same clause wasn't in Wilders or Waddocks contracts, we would probably have scored more and achieved better finishes the past however many seasons and probably attracted more fans with flowing football, let's hope that Waddock can introduce a passing game and attract the missing thousands back, the club desperately needs them!"
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UPDATE: James Constable leaves Oxford United and joins Eastleigh

Oxford Mail: James Constable James Constable

James Constable has turned down Oxford United's new contract offer and has joined Eastleigh on a two-year deal.

The iconic striker, who is just one goal short of equalling the all-time goalscoring record, was offered a new contract after his previous deal expired at the end of the season.

But the 29-year-old has rejected the terms.

He told the club's official website: “I have absolutely loved my time at the club and would like to thank everyone for making my time there so special.

"The fans have been unbelievable and I can’t thank them enough for everything.

"The club has been a massive part of my life for the last six years and it’s sad to be leaving but now I am looking forward to the next stage of my career.”

Eastleigh, who last season won promotion into the Conference Premier, are managed by former U's player Richard Hill.

He was delighted to have secured Constable's services.

"I’ve spent the past two-and-a-half weeks speaking to James and telling him all about what we are striving to achieve here," Hill said.

"On the three occasions we’ve met, and during numerous telephone conversations, the subject of money has never been raised.

"In truth, James was keen to stay at Oxford and overhaul the club’s scoring record; a feat that after six years of committed service there he was desperate to achieve.

"He was initially holding out in the hope that Oxford would offer him fair terms to stay and do that.

"Oxford’s loss, though, is definitely our gain."

 

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