FOOTBALL: Manager spells it out to Oxford United trio

The three players considering contracts from Oxford United would be “daft” to turn them down, according to manager Chris Wilder.

Of the eight U’s players whose deals ended this summer, only Adam Chapman, Asa Hall and Wayne Brown were offered the chance to stay when the decisions were made this week.

Paul McLaren, Mark Wilson, Oli Johnson, Anthony Tonkin and Aaron Woodley were all released.

The successful trio were due to receive the formal details yesterday after being told of the club’s plans in meetings on Tuesday.

United are keen to complete the process as swiftly as possible, giving them the maximum amount of time to search for transfer targets during the close season.

Wilder is optimistic all three will put pen to paper, despite the possibility of interest from other clubs.

He said: “The offers going out are sensible, it’s nothing ridiculous in terms of where we’re at, there’s not a massive injection of money.

“I’m not going to put a gun to their heads, but I won’t hang on forever and they know that.

“Fingers crossed, we can get it tied up with their agents pretty quickly.

“I can’t do anything about other clubs, but I think they would be daft to leave us because we think the progression of the club is there for all to see.

“I spoke to them on Tuesday and I’d be very surprised if they didn’t stay.”

If Brown agrees a new deal, his role will include coaching.

The 35-year-old will continue to deputise for Ryan Clarke, but would work alongside goalkeeping coach Alan Hodgkinson, who turns 76 this summer.

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9:17am Thu 10 May 12

Inkpot says...

"Alan Hodgkinson, who turns 76 this summer"........Says it all, time to get rid and get new blood in!!!!!!!
"Alan Hodgkinson, who turns 76 this summer"........Says it all, time to get rid and get new blood in!!!!!!! Inkpot
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9:30am Thu 10 May 12

Unitedwestand81 says...

Despite his age he's still extremely good at what he does, his experience and knowledge is second to none. We would be stupid to let him go, remember he is a coach not a player!!!
Despite his age he's still extremely good at what he does, his experience and knowledge is second to none. We would be stupid to let him go, remember he is a coach not a player!!! Unitedwestand81
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9:32am Thu 10 May 12

BigAlBiker says...

76, blimey my mum is 78 and she is wayyyyy old, thanks Hodgy but time to retire and watch from the stands.

Attacking coach also required, someone who can persuade the manager to play 4 midfielders to supply them.
76, blimey my mum is 78 and she is wayyyyy old, thanks Hodgy but time to retire and watch from the stands. Attacking coach also required, someone who can persuade the manager to play 4 midfielders to supply them. BigAlBiker
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9:54am Thu 10 May 12

AylesburyOx says...

I'd still like to go drinking with Hodgy and Jim Smith. Bet they could tell a few stories!
Once, when I was very young interviewed Denis Smith for a newspaper article - he knew a story or two and it was only years later I realised he couldn't possibly have played against Pele and Maradona!

The 3 are worth keeping. Chapman and Hall need some proper coaching in order to complete more passes and keep their fitness levels up.
I'd still like to go drinking with Hodgy and Jim Smith. Bet they could tell a few stories! Once, when I was very young interviewed Denis Smith for a newspaper article - he knew a story or two and it was only years later I realised he couldn't possibly have played against Pele and Maradona! The 3 are worth keeping. Chapman and Hall need some proper coaching in order to complete more passes and keep their fitness levels up. AylesburyOx
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2:05pm Thu 10 May 12

gnash21 says...

Thanks Hodgy but time to use your knowledge in the backroom area and leave Browny or a new goalkeeping coach to do the physical stuff. He can't test the keepers when kicking the ball at them as he struggles to kick a ball! Bring in some new coaching staff and some top quality players!
Thanks Hodgy but time to use your knowledge in the backroom area and leave Browny or a new goalkeeping coach to do the physical stuff. He can't test the keepers when kicking the ball at them as he struggles to kick a ball! Bring in some new coaching staff and some top quality players! gnash21
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2:45pm Thu 10 May 12

northampton yellow says...

what kt stated about the players being unfit "now seeking help from super league side wigan warriors" for fitness bout time they started putting these lazy players threw their paces. wayne brown been around and will make a good goalkeeping coach . new blood needed everywhere .
what kt stated about the players being unfit "now seeking help from super league side wigan warriors" for fitness bout time they started putting these lazy players threw their paces. wayne brown been around and will make a good goalkeeping coach . new blood needed everywhere . northampton yellow
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4:07pm Thu 10 May 12

Brian Gibbs says...

If as northampton yellow says KT is getting help from Wigan Warriors does that mean he does not trust CW to be able to fix the problem.
If as northampton yellow says KT is getting help from Wigan Warriors does that mean he does not trust CW to be able to fix the problem. Brian Gibbs
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4:13pm Thu 10 May 12

LeGod says...

if your players had the the preseason Swindon players had perhaps this wouldnt be discussed. They had three months of solid training 7 days a week and twice a day for the 3 month period and we were by far the fittest team in the league.
I cant believe so called professional managers of a football club need to bring outside people in to get your players fit from rugby club to me that goes to prove your coaches and manager dont have the know how to get them fitter.
if your players had the the preseason Swindon players had perhaps this wouldnt be discussed. They had three months of solid training 7 days a week and twice a day for the 3 month period and we were by far the fittest team in the league. I cant believe so called professional managers of a football club need to bring outside people in to get your players fit from rugby club to me that goes to prove your coaches and manager dont have the know how to get them fitter. LeGod
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4:25pm Thu 10 May 12

northampton yellow says...

LeGod wrote:
if your players had the the preseason Swindon players had perhaps this wouldnt be discussed. They had three months of solid training 7 days a week and twice a day for the 3 month period and we were by far the fittest team in the league.
I cant believe so called professional managers of a football club need to bring outside people in to get your players fit from rugby club to me that goes to prove your coaches and manager dont have the know how to get them fitter.
well if it fixes the problem "why not they mite learn a thing or 2"but it does not say much 4 our coaches thats why things at our club much needed you could see the players were knackard and didnt have a clue towards the end of season.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: if your players had the the preseason Swindon players had perhaps this wouldnt be discussed. They had three months of solid training 7 days a week and twice a day for the 3 month period and we were by far the fittest team in the league. I cant believe so called professional managers of a football club need to bring outside people in to get your players fit from rugby club to me that goes to prove your coaches and manager dont have the know how to get them fitter.[/p][/quote]well if it fixes the problem "why not they mite learn a thing or 2"but it does not say much 4 our coaches thats why things at our club much needed you could see the players were knackard and didnt have a clue towards the end of season. northampton yellow
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4:37pm Thu 10 May 12

northampton yellow says...

ian lenagan is the chairman of wigan according 2 bbc sport
ian lenagan is the chairman of wigan according 2 bbc sport northampton yellow
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8:32pm Thu 10 May 12

Chickengeorge44 says...

LeGod. Are you still trawling this site. Jesus Christ you must be bored/boring.

Do you have a newspaper or website for Swindon? I wouldn't know as I never have or never will be interested.

You're almost like that fat bird we blew out at school. Always slightly obsessed with the pretty boy she can't have.

Your opinion is not valued. Your comments are not welcome. Go away and celebrate winning the league. Stop being a smart arse on here.

please can all Oxford fans on here ignore all these dopes posts. Don't bite, don't respond and maybe they'll foxtrot Oscar. Pathetic.
LeGod. Are you still trawling this site. Jesus Christ you must be bored/boring. Do you have a newspaper or website for Swindon? I wouldn't know as I never have or never will be interested. You're almost like that fat bird we blew out at school. Always slightly obsessed with the pretty boy she can't have. Your opinion is not valued. Your comments are not welcome. Go away and celebrate winning the league. Stop being a smart arse on here. please can all Oxford fans on here ignore all these dopes posts. Don't bite, don't respond and maybe they'll foxtrot Oscar. Pathetic. Chickengeorge44
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8:32pm Thu 10 May 12

Chickengeorge44 says...

LeGod. Are you still trawling this site. Jesus Christ you must be bored/boring.

Do you have a newspaper or website for Swindon? I wouldn't know as I never have or never will be interested.

You're almost like that fat bird we blew out at school. Always slightly obsessed with the pretty boy she can't have.

Your opinion is not valued. Your comments are not welcome. Go away and celebrate winning the league. Stop being a smart arse on here.

please can all Oxford fans on here ignore all these dopes posts. Don't bite, don't respond and maybe they'll foxtrot Oscar. Pathetic.
LeGod. Are you still trawling this site. Jesus Christ you must be bored/boring. Do you have a newspaper or website for Swindon? I wouldn't know as I never have or never will be interested. You're almost like that fat bird we blew out at school. Always slightly obsessed with the pretty boy she can't have. Your opinion is not valued. Your comments are not welcome. Go away and celebrate winning the league. Stop being a smart arse on here. please can all Oxford fans on here ignore all these dopes posts. Don't bite, don't respond and maybe they'll foxtrot Oscar. Pathetic. Chickengeorge44
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8:51pm Thu 10 May 12

Chish and Fips says...

Chickengeorge44 wrote:
LeGod. Are you still trawling this site. Jesus Christ you must be bored/boring.

Do you have a newspaper or website for Swindon? I wouldn't know as I never have or never will be interested.

You're almost like that fat bird we blew out at school. Always slightly obsessed with the pretty boy she can't have.

Your opinion is not valued. Your comments are not welcome. Go away and celebrate winning the league. Stop being a smart arse on here.

please can all Oxford fans on here ignore all these dopes posts. Don't bite, don't respond and maybe they'll foxtrot Oscar. Pathetic.
Le God funny how this one complains about others inputting comments on here from other clubs, but fails to add anything of note with his posts regarding his own club.
[quote][p][bold]Chickengeorge44[/bold] wrote: LeGod. Are you still trawling this site. Jesus Christ you must be bored/boring. Do you have a newspaper or website for Swindon? I wouldn't know as I never have or never will be interested. You're almost like that fat bird we blew out at school. Always slightly obsessed with the pretty boy she can't have. Your opinion is not valued. Your comments are not welcome. Go away and celebrate winning the league. Stop being a smart arse on here. please can all Oxford fans on here ignore all these dopes posts. Don't bite, don't respond and maybe they'll foxtrot Oscar. Pathetic.[/p][/quote]Le God funny how this one complains about others inputting comments on here from other clubs, but fails to add anything of note with his posts regarding his own club. Chish and Fips
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11:05am Fri 11 May 12

Oxford_Yellow says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Chickengeorge44 wrote: LeGod. Are you still trawling this site. Jesus Christ you must be bored/boring. Do you have a newspaper or website for Swindon? I wouldn't know as I never have or never will be interested. You're almost like that fat bird we blew out at school. Always slightly obsessed with the pretty boy she can't have. Your opinion is not valued. Your comments are not welcome. Go away and celebrate winning the league. Stop being a smart arse on here. please can all Oxford fans on here ignore all these dopes posts. Don't bite, don't respond and maybe they'll foxtrot Oscar. Pathetic.
Le God funny how this one complains about others inputting comments on here from other clubs, but fails to add anything of note with his posts regarding his own club.
Why don't alll you Swindon Mongs FECK OFF back to your your sisterwives and play on the motorway with your inbred children and stop commenting on our site? It seems like you're all a little bit obsessed with the Mighty Yellows and can't handle the fact we did the double over you?!!!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chickengeorge44[/bold] wrote: LeGod. Are you still trawling this site. Jesus Christ you must be bored/boring. Do you have a newspaper or website for Swindon? I wouldn't know as I never have or never will be interested. You're almost like that fat bird we blew out at school. Always slightly obsessed with the pretty boy she can't have. Your opinion is not valued. Your comments are not welcome. Go away and celebrate winning the league. Stop being a smart arse on here. please can all Oxford fans on here ignore all these dopes posts. Don't bite, don't respond and maybe they'll foxtrot Oscar. Pathetic.[/p][/quote]Le God funny how this one complains about others inputting comments on here from other clubs, but fails to add anything of note with his posts regarding his own club.[/p][/quote]Why don't alll you Swindon Mongs FECK OFF back to your your sisterwives and play on the motorway with your inbred children and stop commenting on our site? It seems like you're all a little bit obsessed with the Mighty Yellows and can't handle the fact we did the double over you?!!! Oxford_Yellow
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4:16pm Fri 11 May 12

oldun says...

Looking forward to United winning many more games next season than will Swindon. Pity that we are playing weaker teams than them and the clubs which they are playing. United must never be happy with ending lower than half way in the third tier . We only rarely did so from 1967 until 2008. Waste of time getting involved in responding to the less intelligent ones among Swindon's 8000 fans
Looking forward to United winning many more games next season than will Swindon. Pity that we are playing weaker teams than them and the clubs which they are playing. United must never be happy with ending lower than half way in the third tier . We only rarely did so from 1967 until 2008. Waste of time getting involved in responding to the less intelligent ones among Swindon's 8000 fans oldun
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4:24pm Fri 11 May 12

Chish and Fips says...

oldun don't lower yourself to the standards of some of your fellow posters on here.

Enjoy L2 - will leave you all now to the fun and games of the 'hoof ball' league.
Still it's gotta to be better than the 'Pub League' you were in not long ago though.

Have a good season.
oldun don't lower yourself to the standards of some of your fellow posters on here. Enjoy L2 - will leave you all now to the fun and games of the 'hoof ball' league. Still it's gotta to be better than the 'Pub League' you were in not long ago though. Have a good season. Chish and Fips
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4:25pm Fri 11 May 12

dave from witney says...

LeGod wrote:
if your players had the the preseason Swindon players had perhaps this wouldnt be discussed. They had three months of solid training 7 days a week and twice a day for the 3 month period and we were by far the fittest team in the league.
I cant believe so called professional managers of a football club need to bring outside people in to get your players fit from rugby club to me that goes to prove your coaches and manager dont have the know how to get them fitter.
The 'fitness' you drivel about didn't help them much when the Yellows came to the County Ground.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: if your players had the the preseason Swindon players had perhaps this wouldnt be discussed. They had three months of solid training 7 days a week and twice a day for the 3 month period and we were by far the fittest team in the league. I cant believe so called professional managers of a football club need to bring outside people in to get your players fit from rugby club to me that goes to prove your coaches and manager dont have the know how to get them fitter.[/p][/quote]The 'fitness' you drivel about didn't help them much when the Yellows came to the County Ground. dave from witney
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7:45pm Fri 11 May 12

Mac27 says...

di canio will be on his toes this summer quicker than a swindon fan at an oxford game ha ha !
di canio will be on his toes this summer quicker than a swindon fan at an oxford game ha ha ! Mac27
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8:32pm Fri 11 May 12

oldun says...

Happy not to patronised by you, Chish - I did not lower myself. I meant it. I face reality
Happy not to patronised by you, Chish - I did not lower myself. I meant it. I face reality oldun
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