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New signings

Post by Boogie » Mon May 14, 2018 8:33 pm

Well someone had to start this thread...

I have read elsewhere that we have "taken on" three young trialists but I am not sure what that means yet - anyone know?

Sam Ford (striker ex Ipswich and West Ham)
Charlie Ten-Grotenhuis (midfielder who appears to be at the Gas?)
Micah Edwards (midfielder but no club?).

No spurious rumours on this thread please, even though the above might turn out to be just that!

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Re: New signings

Post by SWA » Fri May 18, 2018 9:08 am

Cameron Norman, a right back, signed from Kings Lynn.

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Re: New signings

Post by OtmoorYellow » Fri May 18, 2018 11:30 am

But Lego gone.

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Re: New signings

Post by Kernow Yellow » Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 am

KR wants to sign Samir Carruthers

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/footb ... er_target/

Quite an unusual way to do transfer business, but I think the penultimate paragraph is the most telling:

“I think players who may want to leave might look at this and go ‘hang on’ because we’re trying to bring in a quality of player who will compete with the top end of our squad, they’re not just making the numbers up."

This says to me a) we have players that want to leave and b) Robinson has had to resort to making public statements like this in an effort to persuade them to stay.

Let's hope it works!

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Re: New signings

Post by Dr Bob » Mon May 21, 2018 12:32 pm

Kernow Yellow wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 am
KR wants to sign Samir Carruthers

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/footb ... er_target/

Quite an unusual way to do transfer business, but I think the penultimate paragraph is the most telling:

“I think players who may want to leave might look at this and go ‘hang on’ because we’re trying to bring in a quality of player who will compete with the top end of our squad, they’re not just making the numbers up."

This says to me a) we have players that want to leave and b) Robinson has had to resort to making public statements like this in an effort to persuade them to stay.

Let's hope it works!
My reading is different. KR can tell the players who he wants to bring in (as apparently happen with Eastwood) without telling the whole world. I wonder if he is simply laying down a marker with Sheffield United, whilst hoping that going public about his previous working relationship will deter other clubs from coming in (not sure myself about this last point, but never been involved in football transfers/loans...)

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Re: New signings

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Mon May 21, 2018 1:06 pm

Dr Bob wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Kernow Yellow wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 am
KR wants to sign Samir Carruthers

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/footb ... er_target/

Quite an unusual way to do transfer business, but I think the penultimate paragraph is the most telling:

“I think players who may want to leave might look at this and go ‘hang on’ because we’re trying to bring in a quality of player who will compete with the top end of our squad, they’re not just making the numbers up."

This says to me a) we have players that want to leave and b) Robinson has had to resort to making public statements like this in an effort to persuade them to stay.

Let's hope it works!
My reading is different. KR can tell the players who he wants to bring in (as apparently happen with Eastwood) without telling the whole world. I wonder if he is simply laying down a marker with Sheffield United, whilst hoping that going public about his previous working relationship will deter other clubs from coming in (not sure myself about this last point, but never been involved in football transfers/loans...)
My reading is different still. The Commercial Department has asked him to hint now at a few big(ish) name signings so they can flog some more STs!

In reality, probably a mixture of all three.

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Re: New signings

Post by Kernow Yellow » Mon May 21, 2018 1:38 pm

Why mention 'players that may want to leave' then? It's an odd thing to talk about if the message isn't aimed at them, surely?

Unless it's aimed at Tiger of course - pay for Carruthers or there might be others wanting away...

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Re: New signings

Post by Dr Bob » Mon May 21, 2018 3:50 pm

Kernow Yellow wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 1:38 pm
Why mention 'players that may want to leave' then? It's an odd thing to talk about if the message isn't aimed at them, surely?

Unless it's aimed at Tiger of course - pay for Carruthers or there might be others wanting away...
That is odd, given that after signing his new contract recently, Eastwood said (or at least was reported as saying...) that he was impressed by KRs plans around signings.

Ah well, we need something to distract us during the close season (although Somerset's start to the season is an unexpectedly pleasant distraction).

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Re: New signings

Post by Boogie » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:49 am

Good work getting Samir Caruthers in on a season long loan.

I think that KR can get the best out of him which will give us more energy in midfield. Probably more mobile than Lego.

He has won two promotions out of League 1 so a hattrick would be good for his CV!

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Re: New signings

Post by OUFC4eva » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:31 am

More good work.

United capture experienced right back Tony McMahon after he left Bradford City in May.
McMahon has penned a two year contract. He has previously played for Middlesbrough,
Blackpool, Sheff Utd and Bradford City.

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Re: New signings

Post by Myles Francis » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:44 am

OUFC4eva wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:31 am
More good work.

United capture experienced right back Tony McMahon after he left Bradford City in May.
McMahon has penned a two year contract. He has previously played for Middlesbrough,
Blackpool, Sheff Utd and Bradford City.
Bit of a "meh" signing that, IMHO.

32yo right back, with a dubious disciplinary record and, according to a number of Bradford fans, whose legs have gone.

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Re: New signings

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:16 am

Myles Francis wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:44 am
OUFC4eva wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:31 am
More good work.

United capture experienced right back Tony McMahon after he left Bradford City in May.
McMahon has penned a two year contract. He has previously played for Middlesbrough,
Blackpool, Sheff Utd and Bradford City.
Bit of a "meh" signing that, IMHO.

32yo right back, with a dubious disciplinary record and, according to a number of Bradford fans, whose legs have gone.
I'm more positive about him. Sounds like an experienced, vocal player who also has a bit of shithousery about him. Exactly the sort of player we really missed last season, in fact. I suspect him and Cameron Norman will share the right-back berth over the course of the season, and McMahon's primary role is to help provide some experience for our competent-but-a-bit-green back line and to help ready Norman to become first-choice.

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Re: New signings

Post by OtmoorYellow » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:01 pm

Its quality strikers that we need, not ageing full backs with no pace.

Disappointing to lose both Ledson and Rothwell. Unsurprising but disappointing nonetheless.

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Re: New signings

Post by Radley Rambler » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:50 am

Surprised no-one has posted this:

https://www.oufc.co.uk/news/2018/july/o ... e-garbutt/

Looks like a quality signing and with Josh R, the Kings lynn fella, Sam Long and even Canice as possible cover, that should be left back sorted.

We're building a good squad here but still imho need another couple of quality central midfielders, an out and out winger and most importantly a couple of strikers.

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Re: New signings

Post by Radley Rambler » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:29 pm

Radley Rambler wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:50 am
Surprised no-one has posted this:

https://www.oufc.co.uk/news/2018/july/o ... e-garbutt/

Looks like a quality signing and with Josh R, the Kings lynn fella, Sam Long and even Canice as possible cover, that should be left back sorted.

We're building a good squad here but still imho need another couple of quality central midfielders, an out and out winger and most importantly a couple of strikers.
https://www.oufc.co.uk/news/2018/july/g ... yte-signs/

Well that's the winger - hopefully not another Hoban.

Distinct lack of strikers so far and Obika is not the answer despite his recent ability to score against crap opposition.

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