Chapman's Oxford United future in doubt after loan

Herald Series: Adam Chapman is on loan at Mansfield Adam Chapman is on loan at Mansfield

ADAM Chapman could have played his final game for Oxford United after joining Mansfield Town on loan yesterday.

The deal is until the end of the season, but with a view to making the move permanent this summer.

If the Stags can agree a transfer, it would mean Chapman’s four-year stay with the U’s ended on a low note.

The 23-year-old started the 2-1 win against Port Vale, but was substituted for tactical reasons just before half-time and was left out of United’s 18-man squad for Tuesday’s 4-0 defeat at home to Rotherham.

The midfielder signed a new two-year contract following prolonged negotiations last summer and made 34 appearances this season.

But despite regular football in recent months, the ex-Sheffield United trainee has arguably struggled to fulfil his potential.

He went straight into the Stags’ team for last night’s Blue Square Bet Premier trip to Woking.

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10:05am Thu 7 Mar 13

BigAlBiker says...

In the old TV program Dad's Army there was a saying "were dooomed" and with Wilder we are, he lets Chappers go and brings in some loser who is not fit and has no idea of the team in Davies.

Heslop should be doing porridge, the only decent player we have is Whing.

Taxi for Wilder, Lewis and Melville.
In the old TV program Dad's Army there was a saying "were dooomed" and with Wilder we are, he lets Chappers go and brings in some loser who is not fit and has no idea of the team in Davies. Heslop should be doing porridge, the only decent player we have is Whing. Taxi for Wilder, Lewis and Melville. BigAlBiker

10:10am Thu 7 Mar 13

petechilton says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
In the old TV program Dad's Army there was a saying "were dooomed" and with Wilder we are, he lets Chappers go and brings in some loser who is not fit and has no idea of the team in Davies.

Heslop should be doing porridge, the only decent player we have is Whing.

Taxi for Wilder, Lewis and Melville.
Have you seen Chapman this season? His departure is no great loss to be honest and it saddens me to say that. Held out for a better deal last summer and hasn't justified it at all.

As the article says, he has struggled to fulfil his potential and it was that potential that made Wilder sign him.

There might be things that can be laid at the door of the manager but this isn't one of them.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: In the old TV program Dad's Army there was a saying "were dooomed" and with Wilder we are, he lets Chappers go and brings in some loser who is not fit and has no idea of the team in Davies. Heslop should be doing porridge, the only decent player we have is Whing. Taxi for Wilder, Lewis and Melville.[/p][/quote]Have you seen Chapman this season? His departure is no great loss to be honest and it saddens me to say that. Held out for a better deal last summer and hasn't justified it at all. As the article says, he has struggled to fulfil his potential and it was that potential that made Wilder sign him. There might be things that can be laid at the door of the manager but this isn't one of them. petechilton

10:27am Thu 7 Mar 13

BigAlBiker says...

petechilton wrote:
BigAlBiker wrote:
In the old TV program Dad's Army there was a saying "were dooomed" and with Wilder we are, he lets Chappers go and brings in some loser who is not fit and has no idea of the team in Davies.

Heslop should be doing porridge, the only decent player we have is Whing.

Taxi for Wilder, Lewis and Melville.
Have you seen Chapman this season? His departure is no great loss to be honest and it saddens me to say that. Held out for a better deal last summer and hasn't justified it at all.

As the article says, he has struggled to fulfil his potential and it was that potential that made Wilder sign him.

There might be things that can be laid at the door of the manager but this isn't one of them.
Every home game this season, motivation from the "boss" is lacking, Heslop wants a out and that came from the man himself.

At least Chapman has a good history, i can forgive a few bad games.
[quote][p][bold]petechilton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: In the old TV program Dad's Army there was a saying "were dooomed" and with Wilder we are, he lets Chappers go and brings in some loser who is not fit and has no idea of the team in Davies. Heslop should be doing porridge, the only decent player we have is Whing. Taxi for Wilder, Lewis and Melville.[/p][/quote]Have you seen Chapman this season? His departure is no great loss to be honest and it saddens me to say that. Held out for a better deal last summer and hasn't justified it at all. As the article says, he has struggled to fulfil his potential and it was that potential that made Wilder sign him. There might be things that can be laid at the door of the manager but this isn't one of them.[/p][/quote]Every home game this season, motivation from the "boss" is lacking, Heslop wants a out and that came from the man himself. At least Chapman has a good history, i can forgive a few bad games. BigAlBiker

12:26pm Thu 7 Mar 13

Manor Born says...

BigAl has a point. Davies has come in and is not even fit - no real surprise there though given Wilder's history of signing crocks. Yes, Chapman hasn't set the world alight this season, but is that because of the player or the coaching and management he has been getting (or lack of)?

Chapman has clearly become disillusioned with things at Oxford and a break from the club is probably best for all concerned. He is now nearer to home and in Adam Murray, has re-united with his mentor from when he first arrived at OUFC. Good luck to him, I hope he is a success there and Mansfield get out of that League.

We are now another body down in an area of the field where we are crying out for someone who is fit, can get the ball down and play a bit. Getting rid of Chapman will only be justifiable if there is a replacement lined up.

My worry is that Wilder has made this decision and basically said to Chapman (who has another year on his contract) he will never play for Oxford again. Wilder should not be the man making these decisions - he will be gone in May - shame it wasn't him going out the door. He clearly feels that Chapman is a disruptive influence in the dressing room, but how much of that is down to the manager? It is not the first time he has fallen out with players and bundled them out the door.
BigAl has a point. Davies has come in and is not even fit - no real surprise there though given Wilder's history of signing crocks. Yes, Chapman hasn't set the world alight this season, but is that because of the player or the coaching and management he has been getting (or lack of)? Chapman has clearly become disillusioned with things at Oxford and a break from the club is probably best for all concerned. He is now nearer to home and in Adam Murray, has re-united with his mentor from when he first arrived at OUFC. Good luck to him, I hope he is a success there and Mansfield get out of that League. We are now another body down in an area of the field where we are crying out for someone who is fit, can get the ball down and play a bit. Getting rid of Chapman will only be justifiable if there is a replacement lined up. My worry is that Wilder has made this decision and basically said to Chapman (who has another year on his contract) he will never play for Oxford again. Wilder should not be the man making these decisions - he will be gone in May - shame it wasn't him going out the door. He clearly feels that Chapman is a disruptive influence in the dressing room, but how much of that is down to the manager? It is not the first time he has fallen out with players and bundled them out the door. Manor Born

12:43pm Thu 7 Mar 13

martico1 says...

Right on, Manor Born. Even if one accepts it was the right decision based on current form, the timing is appalling, and the motivation for it just plain wrong,
Now we have no-one at all to create anything: Alfie is going to have to come and collect the ball if he wants any chances!

The whole feeling around the place is very dispiriting indeed: Gillingham and Port Vale just a mirage now
Right on, Manor Born. Even if one accepts it was the right decision based on current form, the timing is appalling, and the motivation for it just plain wrong, Now we have no-one at all to create anything: Alfie is going to have to come and collect the ball if he wants any chances! The whole feeling around the place is very dispiriting indeed: Gillingham and Port Vale just a mirage now martico1

2:27pm Thu 7 Mar 13

dorsetbob says...

Agree with manor born also ,chappers played all 90 mins last night Mansfield won away 2-1 nailed on next season chappers and matt green to score at the k***** . Green 17 goals this season, 30 odd last season . Mansfield must just love CW
Agree with manor born also ,chappers played all 90 mins last night Mansfield won away 2-1 nailed on next season chappers and matt green to score at the k***** . Green 17 goals this season, 30 odd last season . Mansfield must just love CW dorsetbob

5:18pm Thu 7 Mar 13

karatavuk says...

A great signing for Mansfield. They will win the Conference now for sure.

A terrible decision by Wilder though. He should be sacked immediately to stop him from ruining our squad any further. He doesn't care about next season because he knows he will be gone.
A great signing for Mansfield. They will win the Conference now for sure. A terrible decision by Wilder though. He should be sacked immediately to stop him from ruining our squad any further. He doesn't care about next season because he knows he will be gone. karatavuk

8:07pm Thu 7 Mar 13

Doctor69 says...

To be fair Chapman has been poor this season, but I'm still a fan of his. It's a shame idiot wilder has moved him on but kept the overweight and always useless heslop.

Wilder out.
To be fair Chapman has been poor this season, but I'm still a fan of his. It's a shame idiot wilder has moved him on but kept the overweight and always useless heslop. Wilder out. Doctor69

8:08pm Thu 7 Mar 13

nickw000 says...

How many more promising young players are going to shunned/ sidelined/forced out by Wilder with his personal vendetta's. Green, Dearing, Midson, Chapman, Worley? Tyrone Marsh?, Crocombe?
Thanks for what youve done CW but time to go before more damage is done. We should be blooding youngsters and looking to build for next season. Put us out of our misery Mr Lenegan...
How many more promising young players are going to shunned/ sidelined/forced out by Wilder with his personal vendetta's. Green, Dearing, Midson, Chapman, Worley? Tyrone Marsh?, Crocombe? Thanks for what youve done CW but time to go before more damage is done. We should be blooding youngsters and looking to build for next season. Put us out of our misery Mr Lenegan... nickw000

3:56pm Fri 8 Mar 13

mr winky says...

Recall Chapman, get rid of Heslop !
Recall Chapman, get rid of Heslop ! mr winky

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