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    Brenda Jackson wrote:
    onthebench wrote:
    Wow, what a depressing attitude from 'most' contributors. What moaning Minnie's! There was me thinking that the season hadn't even started yet but apparently it's pretty much all over already anyway! Do yourselves all a big favour - look on the positive side - at the moment we are equal top of the league. It must be so depressing being you!!! We all want the same thing don't we? Really, I mean it, don't we? Sometimes reading these posts makes me think that there are some who actually love the moaning and crave failure so that they can continue to feel so self righteous. I'm backing the Manager and am convinced that he is a very good coach and will make us more competitive this season. However, if I am wrong, one thing I will not do is get dragged down by it and post depressing articles on this website. Oxford till I die - and I truly mean that!
    'Moaning Minnies' Or Realists? Are you a devoted fan, or a fantasist? You takes yer choice, so do I, and guess what my take on that is!

    'Equal top' at the moment, admirable enthusiasm and optimism-no just a bit sad and deluded. I really hope you're rewarded with a decent team next season, no, really- but fear not, based on GW's latest BULLetin.
    'Equal top' at the moment ..... A bit sad and deluded you say. Actually I think you will find that it is factually correct and not deluded at all. My entire point is that I am not sad ( I don't feel it anyway!) like all the manic depressives who try to put the club down at every opportunity. I would much rather feel optimistic than the depressing alternative. I'm looking forward to the new season which is a nice feeling - especially as I AM a devoted fan with no fantasies other than supporting my home town club........!"
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Oxford United boss is prepared to wait

Oxford Mail: Gary Waddock Gary Waddock

GARY Waddock will wait as long as it takes in order to bring the right players into Oxford United.

The U’s head coach has only so far signed striker Danny Hylton as he shapes his squad for next season’s campaign.

But while several other Sky Bet League Two clubs have made numerous acquisition, Waddock is prepared to sit tight to ensure that any new faces fit the criteria he is looking for.

“There is an awful amount of hard work and preparation that is being done here, everyone can rest assured of that,” he said.

“I’m like every other fan and in an ideal world the whole squad would be assembled the day after Northampton match.

“But that just doesn’t happen.

“You can’t just phone up a player, meet him the next day and get every- thing done and dusted straight away – that’s not the way it is.”

The United boss added: “It is crucial that we make sure we get the right kind of people in.

“We know the types of player we want and we are all working extremely hard to make sure that happens.”

Waddock has held plenty of meetings with potential signings and their representatives and is hopeful of transfer activity in the near future.

But the former Wycombe Wanderers boss says he will not be rushed into anything.

“My phone has constantly been on charge with all the use it’s getting at the minute,” he said.

“I have had numerous meetings with players and agents.

“We’ve missed out on one or two and when that happens you have to start the whole process over again.

“But it’s the busiest time of the year by far and it’s all about getting the right players in, which I am confident we will do.”

The U’s squad report back for pre-season at the end of the month, and while their boss would like to have added to his squad by then, he appreciates there are advantages of playing a waiting game.

Players still without a contract often drop their demands the closer it gets to pre-season, and with many clubs having already spent most of their budget on new faces, others can pounce.

“That’s certainly one positive,” he commented.

“Players want to look at their options and see what’s out there, of course they do.

“But at the back of their mind as pre-season looms is that they have not got a club and want to be involved somewhere.

“We have kept the majority of the squad from last season and we weren’t far away, so it’s a case of making sure the new additions are the right ones.

“I’m willing to be patient to make sure that’s the case.”

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