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Hemmings

Post by recordmeister » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:57 pm

Anyone know why Hemmings was an unused sun yesterday?

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Re: Hemmings

Post by Jimski » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:45 pm

He had been nursing a tight quad, apparently. (https://twitter.com/OUFCOfficial/status ... 8068426752)

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Post by OUFC4eva » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:47 pm

I was thinking the same thing.

I wonder if he maybe in line for a move.

Mansfield have got a bid in for a striker?

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2017 ... -alfreton/

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Post by OUFC4eva » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:02 pm

Evans is pursuing a League One striker - could be Michael Smith
of Portsmouth.


http://www.stagsnet.net/phpBB3/viewtopi ... =8&t=31859

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Re: Hemmings

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:01 am

Confirmed that he's gone to Mansfield on loan for the season, but we have the option to recall him in January. One assumes we'll be bringing someone else in imminently.

I was very surprised by this. I genuinely thought this'd be the season when he'd really show us what he can do.

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Re: Hemmings

Post by Werthers Original » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:24 pm

TBH I'm glad, I thought he was pretty hopeless although he did show occasional flashes of alertness. Hopefully it means we've identified someone better who is on their way in.

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Re: Hemmings

Post by OUFC4eva » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:51 pm

Is there a chance of getting Oliver McBurnie out of Swansea City - my number one choice.
The boy has got everything.

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Re: Hemmings

Post by Kernow Yellow » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:08 pm

I'm assuming we've let him go knowing that Johnson is off (with a fee agreed) and that we're using some of that cash/saved wages to bring someone better in. I don't see why else we wouldn't keep him as cover. Having said that, our new system seems to only involve one real front man, so maybe we don't need three of them...

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Re: Hemmings

Post by Matt D » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:21 pm

I thought hemmings got a bit of a rough ride off oxford supporters. his positioning was always his strong point but that meant his goals were never spectacular.

I never quite saw how he fitted into appleton's squad, and I'm not sure I see how he fits into what I've seen and read of clotet's, but despite that he has an okay scoring record. so his departure makes more sense to me than his signing.

I suspect he will flourish in a team that gets crosses in to the box more frequently and plays two up front, and I think he has a value as a player. I wonder if we'll get that from any sale: I hope so, but fear it might have been a misjudged signing that we'll end up losing out on.

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Re: Hemmings

Post by ty cobb » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:14 am

An expensive mistake.

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Re: Hemmings

Post by recordmeister » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:10 pm

Ah, the old 'Oxford United sign one of the Scottish leagues top scorer, but fails to make his mark at the club' stories again...

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Re: Hemmings

Post by ty cobb » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:24 pm

Actually when we spend a lot of money on a Scottish striker it usually works out well (except when we can't afford to pay for him).

The recruitment department have done very well, but Hemmings was an expensive mistake which is why he is now playing for Mansfield.

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Re: Hemmings

Post by recordmeister » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:05 am

Andy Thomson and Derrek Lilly suggest otherwise...

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Re: Hemmings

Post by Werthers Original » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:30 am

I loved Andy Thomson. Almost a great striker, but in fact couldn't hit the proverbial bear's arse when with us. Went off and did well elsewhere.

So are we not getting another striker in? If Thomas or Obika are injured it's James Roberts up front?

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Re: Hemmings

Post by Kernow Yellow » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:39 am

Werthers Original wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:30 am
So are we not getting another striker in? If Thomas or Obika are injured it's James Roberts up front?
It would have to be Obika AND Thomas injured, as we only play one up front. Though I guess you need someone to come off the bench.

What if Payne gets injured/suspended? I guess GVK or Hall could fill in there, but that leaves us short of wide options.

It all seems a bit tight to me. Are we looking to use the loan market once the transfer window has shut? Or is Pep basically inviting potential targets to reduce their demands?

Either way it makes a change from MApp's frequent promises of '2 or 3 through the door next week'...

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