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    oxfordus wrote:
    Level heads are what is required if we are going to pick-up the right players for the right money. Football is no different from any other business; its about getting the right returns from players on the right wages. Keep the emotion out of the transfer market and I'm sure GW will be doing fine. If you are looking for instant appeasment from OUFC by signing a couple of big names then you just don't get it. If you love OUFC and want them to do well, buy a season ticket. Sulking about it will achieve nothing happyharryhardon.
    Well done oxfordus - a good post. Some of the comments here are very naive. Players are not rubbish because they have been released. Virtually every club at this level is running at a loss, but that cannot go on forever. So what do they do? They very often release their best players (because they are on the highest wages) albeit reluctantly. What happens if we go out and spend £100,000 on bringing a player in? I'll tell you - we have £100,000 less to spend on players wages. Therefore the rest of the squad has to be trimmed down. It's pure economics. The club is haemorrhaging money every year and it is simply unsustainable. All of you "supporters" who have said you will not renew your season tickets are simply making this situation worse. Less crowds, less cash to spend on players wages, we will not get the best players available (on frees even because we will not be able to afford the wages). The Chairman is bankrolling the club at the moment. What do people not understand about that? There is NO BUSINESS CASE at Oxford United. There will be very good free transfer players available - will we get any of them - let's wait and see, but it may well depend on "supporters" getting their season tickets to show their loyalty. Everyone wants IL to put his hands in his pockets (which he does keep doing anyway) whilst not making any financial commitment themselves. Time for all 'so-called' supporters to look in the mirror. True supporters stand up!"
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Waddock targets free agents for Oxford United

Oxford Mail: Gary Waddock will chase out-of-contract players Gary Waddock will chase out-of-contract players

Oxford United’s summer targets are all likely to be free agents, with Gary Waddock confident there is enough quality among the pool of players out of contract to improve the squad.

The close season is now into its fourth week, but the U’s have yet to complete a signing.

Room in the first-team squad has been freed up by releasing Deane Smalley, Sean Rigg and Scott Davies, along with loanees Ryan Williams, Nicky Wroe and David Connolly.

James Constable has followed them out of the exit door after turning down a new contract, while Tom Newey continues to consider his options.

While three players have been promoted from the youth team, Waddock is also looking elsewhere to bolster the ranks.

But the head coach, like many in Sky Bet League Two, will use the resources at his disposal on wages, rather than fees.

He said: “There are a lot of good players out there who are going to be out of contract.

“We will be able to pick up a couple of them, I’m sure.

“There’s no right and wrong way to do it, you’ve just got to get a group of players who are committed and determined to be successful.

“We were close this year, we need to get a little bit closer next year.”

Oxford United sign Bolton full back Joe Riley on loan

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10:59am Monday 28th July 2014

OXFORD United have signed Bolton Wanderers full back Joe Riley on loan until January.

FOOTBALL: Appleton's hopeful of imminent new signing for United

Oxford Mail: MICHAEL APPLETON

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

At least one new face is expected at Oxford United training this morning as Michael Appleton looks to strengthen ahead of tomorrow’s home friendly with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Oxford United beat Fulham youngsters in pre-season friendly

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

1:51pm Saturday 26th July 2014

OXFORD United confidently swept aside Fulham's development side 3-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Roman Way.

United loan stopper Long aiming to play for keeps

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

George Long is looking forward to a battle with Max Crocombe to become Oxford United’s first-choice goalkeeper after joining on loan yesterday.

Oxford United sign loan deal for England Under 21 goalkeeper George Long

Oxford Mail:

12:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

OXFORD United have signed highly-rated goalkeeper George Long on loan from Sheffield United until January.

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