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    87oufc wrote:
    BigAlBiker wrote:
    Robben, Messi and Ronaldo will do for starters.
    No thanks. None of them played well at this world cup. All over-rated and Ronaldo will spend all of his time on the ground.
    Robben World Cup Semi finalist, Messi World Cup finalist and Ronaldo winner of the Ballon D'or this year, get yer head out of yer arse."
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Michael Appleton closing in on first Oxford United signings

Michael Appleton closing in on first Oxford United signings

Michael Appleton closing in on first Oxford United signings

First published in U's News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

MICHAEL Appleton is hoping his first Oxford United signing could be completed before Saturday's opening pre-season game at Farnborough.

The head coach has been busy searching for players to improve the squad since taking over on Monday.

So far this summer, only Danny Hylton has arrived at the club, but productive discussions were held with two targets yesterday.

While Appleton, 38, could not guarantee anything would be sealed before Saturday, there is every chance multiple signings could arrive within the next few days.

He said: "I don't think we're a million miles away.

"Regardless of my age I'm probably too experienced to get carried away, but yesterday especially I had two very positive talks with players and agents."

He added: "There's an opportunity that certainly one might be in before the weekend, but the likelihood is by the start of next week instead of it just being one it might be two or three."

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