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NEW SIGNINGS

Post by OUFC4eva » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:49 am

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United sign former Birmingham City striker Wes Thomas, 29 and central defender
Aaron Martin, 26 on two year contracts. Martin was released by Coventry City
in May.

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by Sideshow Rob » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:56 am

That's a rather tasteless picture of Wes.

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by OUFC4eva » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:26 am

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The U's bring in former Scunthorpe United and Exeter City fullback Christian Ribeiro, 26
on a two year contract.Neath born Ribeiro has also been capped twice by
Wales and made 72 appearances for Exeter City during a two year spell
scoring six goals.

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by neilw » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:56 am

Riberio sounds promising, albeit his injury record has to be a concern

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by OUFC4eva » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:07 pm

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United clinch a season long loan deal for the immensely talented
Arsenal midfielder Daniel Crowley, 18.

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by recordmeister » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:28 pm

Ah, possibly THE best test of 'Arsenal fans' ever when you leave a Facebook message asking which of your Arsenal-supporting friends know/rate him...

The answer: not many. But those who do REALLY rate him. Sounds like a good signing to me.

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by OUFC4eva » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:43 pm

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United capture former Plymouth Argyle captain Curtis Nelson
who has played 246 games for the Greens and is still only 23.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/i-had-t ... story.html

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The talented Joe Rothwell joins from Manchester United

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... l-11603735
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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by Kernow Yellow » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:56 pm

OUFC4eva wrote:United capture former Plymouth Argyle captain Curtis Nelson
who has played 246 games for the Greens and is still only 23.
Which means we could be saddled with a pretty heavy compensation bill if it goes to tribunal - apparently we haven't managed to agree a sum with Argyle yet.

Quite a coup to get him though - he was thought to be going to a higher level. We now seem to have four centre backs who might all want and expect to be first choice...

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by Old Abingdonian » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:59 am

...which could be because Wright or Dunkley is on the move, or one of the four is seen as at least potentially a full-back.

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by Jimski » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:58 pm

I can see Wright going tbh. The last remaining non-former-youth player from the pre-Appleton era. Judging by what happened with Mullins and Hylton (plus previous evidence), I think Appleton wants the squad to be completely his. (For this reason, I'd also imagine he'd let O'Dowda go fairly readily if we got a decent offer.)

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by YF Dan » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:19 pm

Unless, shudder, he's planning to play 3/5 at the back?

Given Dunkley was possibly our best player for the second half of last season, I'd be gutted if he was the one to be left out/released.

My instinct, though, is that Wright will be given the chance to explore other options. Which would be really sad as he's a great man and been a fine servant. But injuries caught up with him last year ... I fear he's the odd one out.

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by Kernow Yellow » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:30 pm

YF Dan wrote:Unless, shudder, he's planning to play 3/5 at the back?
I understand your shudder, given our previous experience of managers playing 5 at the back (didn't it turn out to be 8 defenders in one of Jim Smith's line-ups - Droylesden away maybe?). But the way we were employing full-backs last season might actually suit a 3-defender formation. I certainly wouldn't expect Appleton to set us up too defensively whatever formation he goes for. But I don't know whether Ribeiro is quite in the Baldock mould of attacking wing-back. And Joe Skarz certainly isn't...

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by slappy » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:30 pm

With the changes in rules on emergency loans, we need a bigger squad to cope with the season, particularly with at least three Trophy games. I agree that Jake Wright's injuries last season (and in previous) also mean that we need cover.

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Re: NEW SIGNINGS

Post by Jimski » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:35 pm

Jimski wrote:I can see Wright going tbh. The last remaining non-former-youth player from the pre-Appleton era.
And so it comes to pass...

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