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  • "Thanks for all of the great times Beano and best of luck for the future. You are a true Oxford legend.

    For me this is the final straw. Lenagan's poor ownership of the club is driving us down. Both Beano and Wilder have been mismanaged out if the club, both of whom were vital assets in the stability of the club and fan favourites (bar a few Wilder boo boys). Both appear to have left because of the clubs inability to commit to long term and fair contracts - they had both more than earned them into opinion. Waddock's has proven himself to be incapable of picking up points so far, and seemed to be a bizarre last min appointment, given how long the job was vacant. Lenagan is ripping the heart and soul out of the club whilst through his lack of faith in what has proven to work and tendancy to over hall the club every year is a joke.

    I am not a season ticket holder and but attend 10-15 games a season. I have never boycotted the club before or even considered it. I will however not be attending any more home games until Lenagan is no longer associated with the club, or at least until I've calmed down a bit."
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Hill delighted with capture of Oxford United ace striker

Gary Waddock

Gary Waddock

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EASTLEIGH boss Richard Hill was delighted with the signing of James Constable, saying it sent a message of intent to the Conference Premier.

The former Oxford United midfielder, who led Eastleigh to the Conference South title last season, is confident the striker will again prove a big hit.

‘I’ve spent the past two-and-a-half weeks speaking to James and telling him all about what we are striving to achieve here,” Hill said.

“On the three occasions we’ve met, and during numerous telephone conversations, the subject of money has never been raised.

“In truth, James was keen to stay at Oxford and overhaul the club’s scoring record; a feat that after six years of committed service he was desperate to achieve.

“He was initially holding out in the hope that Oxford would offer him fair terms to stay and do that.

“Oxford’s loss, though, is definitely our gain.”

Oxford United boss Gary Waddock said: “James has been a great servant to this club and a pleasure to work with.

“We respect his decision and wish him well as he moves on.”

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