McCormick among three deadline day deals for Oxford United

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CONTROVERSIAL goalkeeper Luke McCormick has signed for Oxford United until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old was one of three deals agreed just before the transfer window closed, with Justin Richards signing on for the rest of the campaign and Tyrone Marsh going out on loan to Staines Town.

McCormick was sentenced to more than seven years in prison after admitting to killing two children in a car crash in 2008.

The former Plymouth stopper, who was more than twice over the drink-drive limit when it happened, was released last summer after serving three and a half years.

He trained with Swindon Town but was not offered a contract and instead joined Truro City on non-contract terms in November.

United chairman Ian Lenagan said in a club statement: "The tragic events in Luke's past will never go away and that is something he will have to bear for the rest of his days.

"He made the biggest mistake of his life and no amount of apologies will ever change what happened.

"He served his sentence and knows what he did was wrong.

"As a club we have thought long and hard about whether to employ a player with his background but his clear repentance and the opportunity to allow him to rehabilitate whilst meeting our unique goalkeeping situation within the salary cap - which we might otherwise not have been able to do - resulted in our decision to sign him."

Richards was already on loan with United and agreed a settlement to his contract with Burton Albion to sign a new deal with Chris Wilder's men for the rest of the season.

Marsh, 19, has joined up with Staines in the Blue Square Bet South to gain some regular first-team football.

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6:43pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Cirenyellows says...

Great, a striker and goalkeeper for us would be ideal to push on
Great, a striker and goalkeeper for us would be ideal to push on Cirenyellows
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8:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Megastar07 says...

Hope it's not alfie going as rumored
Hope it's not alfie going as rumored Megastar07
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8:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

BigAlBiker says...

David James, watch this space.
David James, watch this space. BigAlBiker
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9:10pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

Truro City have announced that goalkeeper Luke McCormick, once on trial at Town, is joining Oxford United.
Truro City have announced that goalkeeper Luke McCormick, once on trial at Town, is joining Oxford United. grove red
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9:10pm Thu 31 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says...

Luke McCormick from Truro City??
Luke McCormick from Truro City?? KojaktheWarg
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9:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

KojaktheWarg says...

Snap!
Snap! KojaktheWarg
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9:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

BigAlBiker says...

Don't want him, trouble all round.
Don't want him, trouble all round. BigAlBiker
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9:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

Bloody Hell, the amount of stick you gave us when he was training with us with the view to a potential contract.
A fascist as a manager and a child killer in goal you were like kids in a sweet shop. I trust that your view hasnt changed on him, or is he all of a sudden allowed a stay of execution as his sentence is served?
Remarkable how you can forgive and forget when he is one of your own.
Dirty yellow hypocrites!!!
Bloody Hell, the amount of stick you gave us when he was training with us with the view to a potential contract. A fascist as a manager and a child killer in goal you were like kids in a sweet shop. I trust that your view hasnt changed on him, or is he all of a sudden allowed a stay of execution as his sentence is served? Remarkable how you can forgive and forget when he is one of your own. Dirty yellow hypocrites!!! spectacles testicals wallet watch
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9:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

northampton yellow says...

i have heard its craddock of to league 1
i have heard its craddock of to league 1 northampton yellow
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9:55pm Thu 31 Jan 13

happyharryhardon says...

I really hope we don't sign that dirty child killing scum, i will never cheer a player that does what he did. Lenagan and Wilder should hold there heads in shame if this turns out to be true.
It makes me sick at the thought of my football team signing that sort of disgusting creature.
I really hope we don't sign that dirty child killing scum, i will never cheer a player that does what he did. Lenagan and Wilder should hold there heads in shame if this turns out to be true. It makes me sick at the thought of my football team signing that sort of disgusting creature. happyharryhardon
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9:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

WindsorYellow says...

You think the attendance's are bad now!! Wait til you sign him . take a look at Truro city website !!! Says it all fans spoke with there feet
You think the attendance's are bad now!! Wait til you sign him . take a look at Truro city website !!! Says it all fans spoke with there feet WindsorYellow
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10:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SG85 says...

Wikipedia already say's that he's an Oxford United player!
Wikipedia already say's that he's an Oxford United player! SG85
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10:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

BigAlBiker says...

For the first time I agree with the Swindon guys, don't want him one bit, stick with our young Max.

He should be left to rot.
For the first time I agree with the Swindon guys, don't want him one bit, stick with our young Max. He should be left to rot. BigAlBiker
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10:17pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the wizard says...

The bloke should be doing community work and showing people the perils of drink/driving etc. I don't think there is a place for him in the game given what happened. The time didn't fit the crime either. You are welcome to him, but he will suffer crowd backlash everywhere he goes.
The bloke should be doing community work and showing people the perils of drink/driving etc. I don't think there is a place for him in the game given what happened. The time didn't fit the crime either. You are welcome to him, but he will suffer crowd backlash everywhere he goes. the wizard
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10:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Im a STFC supporter.

m not here to say nasty things to you.

Please do not let your Club have this.

I've given you sh1t in the past, but this is different.

I respect your Club.....you do not need this in your Club.

Please petition your Chairman to cancel this contract.......

Louis :-(((
Im a STFC supporter. m not here to say nasty things to you. Please do not let your Club have this. I've given you sh1t in the past, but this is different. I respect your Club.....you do not need this in your Club. Please petition your Chairman to cancel this contract....... Louis :-((( louiscassius
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10:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Whitstablexile says...

I don't want him at our club. Crazy decision by the management.
I don't want him at our club. Crazy decision by the management. Whitstablexile
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10:27pm Thu 31 Jan 13

grove red says...

happyharryhardon wrote:
I really hope we don't sign that dirty child killing scum, i will never cheer a player that does what he did. Lenagan and Wilder should hold there heads in shame if this turns out to be true.
It makes me sick at the thought of my football team signing that sort of disgusting creature.
Get rid of this scum he does not deserve any chances after what he did.
[quote][p][bold]happyharryhardon[/bold] wrote: I really hope we don't sign that dirty child killing scum, i will never cheer a player that does what he did. Lenagan and Wilder should hold there heads in shame if this turns out to be true. It makes me sick at the thought of my football team signing that sort of disgusting creature.[/p][/quote]Get rid of this scum he does not deserve any chances after what he did. grove red
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10:28pm Thu 31 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Oxford United have signed goalkeeper Luke McCormick from Blue Square Bet South side Truro City.

The 29-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Plymouth Argyle, moves to the U's until the end of the season.

In October 2008, he was jailed for causing the death of two children by dangerous driving , and served half of his four-year-and-seven-
month sentence.

His last Football League game was Argyle's Championship clash against Wolves in May 2008.
Oxford United have signed goalkeeper Luke McCormick from Blue Square Bet South side Truro City. The 29-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Plymouth Argyle, moves to the U's until the end of the season. In October 2008, he was jailed for causing the death of two children by dangerous driving , and served half of his four-year-and-seven- month sentence. His last Football League game was Argyle's Championship clash against Wolves in May 2008. louiscassius
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10:28pm Thu 31 Jan 13

wantage_stfc says...

I personally find this Hilarious and what you deserve for the Rubbish you lot spouted when he was on Trial at Town muahahahahahahahahah
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I personally find this Hilarious and what you deserve for the Rubbish you lot spouted when he was on Trial at Town muahahahahahahahahah a wantage_stfc
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10:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SLADOX says...

http://www.trurocity
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Official on Truro website :-/
http://www.trurocity fc.co.uk/index.php/n ews/284-mccormick-de parts Official on Truro website :-/ SLADOX
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10:40pm Thu 31 Jan 13

northampton yellow says...

yep been on truro web site and luke mccormick is an oxford player
yep been on truro web site and luke mccormick is an oxford player northampton yellow
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10:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

northampton yellow says...

ive just heard we have signed richards aswell "oh dear"
ive just heard we have signed richards aswell "oh dear" northampton yellow
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10:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SLADOX says...

Burton Albion have this evening agreed to cancel, by mutual consent, the contract of striker Justin Richards.

Justin joined Albion in the summer of 2011 and scored 13 goals in 52 appearances for the Brewers although only one of those goals came this season, in Albion's opening victory of the season against AFC Wimbledon in August.

Justin has spent the last month on loan at Albion's league 2 rivals Oxford United and at the end of his loan spell has returned to the club and agreed to cancel his contract making his a free agent.

Burton Albion would like to place on record their thanks to Justin for his efforts whilst at the club and wish him all the best for the future.
Burton Albion have this evening agreed to cancel, by mutual consent, the contract of striker Justin Richards. Justin joined Albion in the summer of 2011 and scored 13 goals in 52 appearances for the Brewers although only one of those goals came this season, in Albion's opening victory of the season against AFC Wimbledon in August. Justin has spent the last month on loan at Albion's league 2 rivals Oxford United and at the end of his loan spell has returned to the club and agreed to cancel his contract making his a free agent. Burton Albion would like to place on record their thanks to Justin for his efforts whilst at the club and wish him all the best for the future. SLADOX
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10:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

northampton yellow says...

why do we always get the crap thought the club wanted to go 4ward not backwards how can acc stanley get a goalkeeper from leeds with their gate and all we get is one from blue square this club is getting a joke where will this stop and a striker who cant hit a barn door with a bango what a farce this is
why do we always get the crap thought the club wanted to go 4ward not backwards how can acc stanley get a goalkeeper from leeds with their gate and all we get is one from blue square this club is getting a joke where will this stop and a striker who cant hit a barn door with a bango what a farce this is northampton yellow
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11:06pm Thu 31 Jan 13

northampton yellow says...

tryrone marsh has joined staines town on loan till end of season
tryrone marsh has joined staines town on loan till end of season northampton yellow
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11:06pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Merekat1 says...

I really cannot believe it.
I really cannot believe it. Merekat1
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11:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Merekat1 says...

The GK signing that is.

Hope Marsh does well at Staines and gains the necessary experience to further his career.
The GK signing that is. Hope Marsh does well at Staines and gains the necessary experience to further his career. Merekat1
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11:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Cirenyellows says...

Done deals on the BBC sport website both players as mentioned above, Marsh out on loan to Staines
Done deals on the BBC sport website both players as mentioned above, Marsh out on loan to Staines Cirenyellows
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11:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stratton Red says...

It was a dark day for STFC when we learned the disgraceful and disgusting news we had LM simply training. To sign him permanently hightlights a new low. Anyone with an ounce of decency will be boycotting your club, but from what I witnessed at my last two visits decency isn't something I would associate with the vast amount of your fans...
It was a dark day for STFC when we learned the disgraceful and disgusting news we had LM simply training. To sign him permanently hightlights a new low. Anyone with an ounce of decency will be boycotting your club, but from what I witnessed at my last two visits decency isn't something I would associate with the vast amount of your fans... Stratton Red
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11:37pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Doctor69 says...

Disgusted by this signing. I really cannot support this decision by the club.
Disgusted by this signing. I really cannot support this decision by the club. Doctor69
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11:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Brenda Jackson says...

Too many examples of pond life players throughout Football, LM being one of them.
Well done Mr Wilder and Mr Lenegan, if your team's frustrating and tedious 'Football' wasn't enough to give people a reason to stay away- this latest, desperate, signing of LM completes the job.
Can't see CW being at Oxford next season, that's if IL is true to his word, and as we have imo no chance of going up- take it as read.
Too many examples of pond life players throughout Football, LM being one of them. Well done Mr Wilder and Mr Lenegan, if your team's frustrating and tedious 'Football' wasn't enough to give people a reason to stay away- this latest, desperate, signing of LM completes the job. Can't see CW being at Oxford next season, that's if IL is true to his word, and as we have imo no chance of going up- take it as read. Brenda Jackson
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11:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

davecuddoufc says...

Over the last 30 years, we've had:
A chairman who robbed a pension fund, a manager who bonked a 15 year old, a player sacked for doing something disgusting to a younger player (allegedly), a player jailed after killing a man after he hit him whilst texting and driving and now, apparantly, we've signed a goalie who was jailed for killing someone after being caught driving a car and being over twice the drink-drive limit.
Er, do you see a pattern forming here?
Over the last 30 years, we've had: A chairman who robbed a pension fund, a manager who bonked a 15 year old, a player sacked for doing something disgusting to a younger player (allegedly), a player jailed after killing a man after he hit him whilst texting and driving and now, apparantly, we've signed a goalie who was jailed for killing someone after being caught driving a car and being over twice the drink-drive limit. Er, do you see a pattern forming here? davecuddoufc
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11:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Manor Born says...

A new low. The club have plunged to even greater depths with this signing. This 'player' should not be allowed to bring dishonour to the shirt.

Well done Lenagan & Wilder, you have bought shame on this club.
A new low. The club have plunged to even greater depths with this signing. This 'player' should not be allowed to bring dishonour to the shirt. Well done Lenagan & Wilder, you have bought shame on this club. Manor Born
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1:23am Fri 1 Feb 13

Roarkat says...

Let's all calm down. While admittedly distastful, any number of us probably work unknowingly will people who have been in prison. Once they have served their punishment, they should be allowed to return to society, however high profile a position. The new keeper is obviously a short term option as Clarke will be back next season and if Max can learn from him, then we should support Wilder's decision to bring him in.
Let's all calm down. While admittedly distastful, any number of us probably work unknowingly will people who have been in prison. Once they have served their punishment, they should be allowed to return to society, however high profile a position. The new keeper is obviously a short term option as Clarke will be back next season and if Max can learn from him, then we should support Wilder's decision to bring him in. Roarkat
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1:23am Fri 1 Feb 13

Roarkat says...

Let's all calm down. While admittedly distastful, any number of us probably work unknowingly will people who have been in prison. Once they have served their punishment, they should be allowed to return to society, however high profile a position. The new keeper is obviously a short term option as Clarke will be back next season and if Max can learn from him, then we should support Wilder's decision to bring him in.
Let's all calm down. While admittedly distastful, any number of us probably work unknowingly will people who have been in prison. Once they have served their punishment, they should be allowed to return to society, however high profile a position. The new keeper is obviously a short term option as Clarke will be back next season and if Max can learn from him, then we should support Wilder's decision to bring him in. Roarkat
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2:38am Fri 1 Feb 13

darkskies says...

After all the sterling work that Rosie has done to promote us as a family club I cant believe there aren't any other keepers available. I feel ashamed for the club and feel sorrow for the family who lost their children. They dont need this to be brought back to front page news. RIP little ones. Sad day for OUFC :((
After all the sterling work that Rosie has done to promote us as a family club I cant believe there aren't any other keepers available. I feel ashamed for the club and feel sorrow for the family who lost their children. They dont need this to be brought back to front page news. RIP little ones. Sad day for OUFC :(( darkskies
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6:44am Fri 1 Feb 13

goonergunner says...

I'm ashamed to be an Oxford fan it is bad enough with 1 killer playing for us but now a child killer who was more than twice the drink drive limit I won't be watching Oxford anymore
I'm ashamed to be an Oxford fan it is bad enough with 1 killer playing for us but now a child killer who was more than twice the drink drive limit I won't be watching Oxford anymore goonergunner
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7:27am Fri 1 Feb 13

Megastar07 says...

Sad as it is
This is a football club and football decision
Sad as it is This is a football club and football decision Megastar07
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7:45am Fri 1 Feb 13

BartSimpson_ox says...

Even less crowds now, thought this was supposed to be family club. Hope they get relegated now and stay in the lower leagues for ever.
Even less crowds now, thought this was supposed to be family club. Hope they get relegated now and stay in the lower leagues for ever. BartSimpson_ox
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8:07am Fri 1 Feb 13

BigAlBiker says...

McCormick in WRONG
Marsh out WRONG
Wilder out RIGHT
McCormick in WRONG Marsh out WRONG Wilder out RIGHT BigAlBiker
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8:10am Fri 1 Feb 13

london_yellow says...

Seriously? This is people's reaction. I don't for one minute think this is a good move for Oxford or condone his or Chapman's (now people want to drag him into this) actions. Far from it. However, neither deliberately went out and performed these acts through intent and malice. They were hugely negligent and irresponsible and horrific circumstances came from this. People are talking with the same venom as if we'd signed Harold Shipman or Fred West. Let's have some perspective. Actually 'think' about this instead of getting on a bandwagon that will only lead to a huge disruption at the club and de-rail any slim hope of promotion we have.
Seriously? This is people's reaction. I don't for one minute think this is a good move for Oxford or condone his or Chapman's (now people want to drag him into this) actions. Far from it. However, neither deliberately went out and performed these acts through intent and malice. They were hugely negligent and irresponsible and horrific circumstances came from this. People are talking with the same venom as if we'd signed Harold Shipman or Fred West. Let's have some perspective. Actually 'think' about this instead of getting on a bandwagon that will only lead to a huge disruption at the club and de-rail any slim hope of promotion we have. london_yellow
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8:26am Fri 1 Feb 13

Megastar07 says...

london_yellow
Great post I agree
london_yellow Great post I agree Megastar07
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8:31am Fri 1 Feb 13

AylesburyOx says...

Firstly you cannot put McCormick and Chapman in the same category - Chapman made a very serious but naive error in judgement, McCormick got into a car twice over the drink drive limit and knew exactly what he was doing. There is no comparison between the two.

I do not want Luke McCormick at my club.

This also shows the absolute lack of a progressive attitude the management has - drop a young but confident keeper and ship out a young and talented striker.

Attendances won't just drop because of McCormick, they will drop because we are generally awful.
Firstly you cannot put McCormick and Chapman in the same category - Chapman made a very serious but naive error in judgement, McCormick got into a car twice over the drink drive limit and knew exactly what he was doing. There is no comparison between the two. I do not want Luke McCormick at my club. This also shows the absolute lack of a progressive attitude the management has - drop a young but confident keeper and ship out a young and talented striker. Attendances won't just drop because of McCormick, they will drop because we are generally awful. AylesburyOx
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8:53am Fri 1 Feb 13

Manor Born says...

london_yellow wrote:
Seriously? This is people's reaction. I don't for one minute think this is a good move for Oxford or condone his or Chapman's (now people want to drag him into this) actions. Far from it. However, neither deliberately went out and performed these acts through intent and malice. They were hugely negligent and irresponsible and horrific circumstances came from this. People are talking with the same venom as if we'd signed Harold Shipman or Fred West. Let's have some perspective. Actually 'think' about this instead of getting on a bandwagon that will only lead to a huge disruption at the club and de-rail any slim hope of promotion we have.
8,620 road accidents in 2008 happened when a driver was over the legal limit for alcohol. 2,020 people were killed or seriously injured as a result.

At his case, McCormick was more concerned about his career and the damage his actions had caused than the fact he had killed two small children, put the father in a wheelchair and destroyed a family,

He was two times over the drink-drive limit. He got into his car knowing he was over the limit and knowing he was unsafe to drive. He thought "it'll be ok, what harm can it do". He willfully and knowingly put lives at risk with his actions. It wasn't a question of if he had an accident but when.

This is the difference for me, as soon as McCormick stepped into his car and got behind the wheel, he was committing a criminal act.
[quote][p][bold]london_yellow[/bold] wrote: Seriously? This is people's reaction. I don't for one minute think this is a good move for Oxford or condone his or Chapman's (now people want to drag him into this) actions. Far from it. However, neither deliberately went out and performed these acts through intent and malice. They were hugely negligent and irresponsible and horrific circumstances came from this. People are talking with the same venom as if we'd signed Harold Shipman or Fred West. Let's have some perspective. Actually 'think' about this instead of getting on a bandwagon that will only lead to a huge disruption at the club and de-rail any slim hope of promotion we have.[/p][/quote]8,620 road accidents in 2008 happened when a driver was over the legal limit for alcohol. 2,020 people were killed or seriously injured as a result. At his case, McCormick was more concerned about his career and the damage his actions had caused than the fact he had killed two small children, put the father in a wheelchair and destroyed a family, He was two times over the drink-drive limit. He got into his car knowing he was over the limit and knowing he was unsafe to drive. He thought "it'll be ok, what harm can it do". He willfully and knowingly put lives at risk with his actions. It wasn't a question of if he had an accident but when. This is the difference for me, as soon as McCormick stepped into his car and got behind the wheel, he was committing a criminal act. Manor Born
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8:57am Fri 1 Feb 13

ChrisWantageRed says...

louiscassius wrote:
Im a STFC supporter. m not here to say nasty things to you. Please do not let your Club have this. I've given you sh1t in the past, but this is different. I respect your Club.....you do not need this in your Club. Please petition your Chairman to cancel this contract....... Louis :-(((
Spot on. Come together OUFC fans and tell your Chairman you won't stand for it!
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Im a STFC supporter. m not here to say nasty things to you. Please do not let your Club have this. I've given you sh1t in the past, but this is different. I respect your Club.....you do not need this in your Club. Please petition your Chairman to cancel this contract....... Louis :-((([/p][/quote]Spot on. Come together OUFC fans and tell your Chairman you won't stand for it! ChrisWantageRed
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9:31am Fri 1 Feb 13

Bigmanmo says...

The McCormick signing was bound to attract negative comments and to some extent rightly. We should maintain some perspective but everyone is entitled to express their opinion on the matter. The club appear to be trying to balance footballing needs with financial restrictions and very sensitive issues like rehabilitation. In my book as a lifelong supporter they have failed. The ins and outs don't reflect any level of ambition or increased desire to escape this league or do anything to address the serious decrease in home attendances which speak volume for the football we have been playing. I sometimes wonder whether Mr Wilder and indeed Mr Lenegan at times watch a different match and different team to me. The signing of Luke McCormick whilst some would say charitable was bound to cause a negative feeling among supporters, will impact further upon attendances I'm sure and therefore a very poor move in footballing and business terms in my book. There is no need to slate the guy himself as it serves no purpose. It would be far more constructive to increase the volume of criticism of the footballing decisions though I know Mr Wilder finds it hard to take such criticism even though justified. Injuries are no excuse for those players who come in simply not performing to the standard they are capable of. The team lack motivation and I feel off the field are allowed by the manager to accept standards that are too low too easily.
The McCormick signing was bound to attract negative comments and to some extent rightly. We should maintain some perspective but everyone is entitled to express their opinion on the matter. The club appear to be trying to balance footballing needs with financial restrictions and very sensitive issues like rehabilitation. In my book as a lifelong supporter they have failed. The ins and outs don't reflect any level of ambition or increased desire to escape this league or do anything to address the serious decrease in home attendances which speak volume for the football we have been playing. I sometimes wonder whether Mr Wilder and indeed Mr Lenegan at times watch a different match and different team to me. The signing of Luke McCormick whilst some would say charitable was bound to cause a negative feeling among supporters, will impact further upon attendances I'm sure and therefore a very poor move in footballing and business terms in my book. There is no need to slate the guy himself as it serves no purpose. It would be far more constructive to increase the volume of criticism of the footballing decisions though I know Mr Wilder finds it hard to take such criticism even though justified. Injuries are no excuse for those players who come in simply not performing to the standard they are capable of. The team lack motivation and I feel off the field are allowed by the manager to accept standards that are too low too easily. Bigmanmo
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9:35am Fri 1 Feb 13

jontyg says...

Roarkat wrote:
Let's all calm down. While admittedly distastful, any number of us probably work unknowingly will people who have been in prison. Once they have served their punishment, they should be allowed to return to society, however high profile a position. The new keeper is obviously a short term option as Clarke will be back next season and if Max can learn from him, then we should support Wilder's decision to bring him in.
Don't believe you'd be thinking along those lines if someone had ran down your siblings whilst drunk.
[quote][p][bold]Roarkat[/bold] wrote: Let's all calm down. While admittedly distastful, any number of us probably work unknowingly will people who have been in prison. Once they have served their punishment, they should be allowed to return to society, however high profile a position. The new keeper is obviously a short term option as Clarke will be back next season and if Max can learn from him, then we should support Wilder's decision to bring him in.[/p][/quote]Don't believe you'd be thinking along those lines if someone had ran down your siblings whilst drunk. jontyg
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9:41am Fri 1 Feb 13

Open your eyes says...

Agree with Jontyg - kids are involved it always puts a different slant on things. It is a deplorable footballing decision by the club, don't care how much he is paid or if he is playing for free - I will not support him one single bit.

As for the Swindon fans on this thread, most have gone up significantly in my opinion. I agree with most of them too.
Agree with Jontyg - kids are involved it always puts a different slant on things. It is a deplorable footballing decision by the club, don't care how much he is paid or if he is playing for free - I will not support him one single bit. As for the Swindon fans on this thread, most have gone up significantly in my opinion. I agree with most of them too. Open your eyes
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10:12am Fri 1 Feb 13

bigchet says...

major misjudgment by the club and cw to sign this keeper as it will alienate a lot of fans and will reduce attendances even more. if we are that strapped for cash i would have prefered to stick with what we had or try to get billy turley back for the rest of the season. whether stfc did not sign mccormick for purely football reasons or the fact that their fans did not want him i dont know but the fact that we have signed him leaves a bitter taste that will be there until the end of the season regardless of results.
major misjudgment by the club and cw to sign this keeper as it will alienate a lot of fans and will reduce attendances even more. if we are that strapped for cash i would have prefered to stick with what we had or try to get billy turley back for the rest of the season. whether stfc did not sign mccormick for purely football reasons or the fact that their fans did not want him i dont know but the fact that we have signed him leaves a bitter taste that will be there until the end of the season regardless of results. bigchet
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2:46pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Doctor69 says...

Will people boo him / abuse him when he plays?

I certainly won't support him even if he is a great keeper. Just goes against the grain.
Will people boo him / abuse him when he plays? I certainly won't support him even if he is a great keeper. Just goes against the grain. Doctor69
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5:11pm Fri 1 Feb 13

learned says...

The signing of McCormick is sickening. What were Wilder and Lenaghan thinking about ?
He deserves all the abuse he is likely to get...
The signing of McCormick is sickening. What were Wilder and Lenaghan thinking about ? He deserves all the abuse he is likely to get... learned
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5:54am Sat 2 Feb 13

Grunden Skip says...

I note that nearly all the comments above are by TROLLS who have created a username to comment on this story, your comments are noted and put in the bin. Our new gaolie put his hands up and did his time. He has shown real remorse. The KILLERS of Ross Doyle did not, they still do not, and they show no remorse. Many people on Blackbird Leys know who KILLED him but say nothing. They could be sitting next to you at The Kassam. Look not who is on the field of play, but who is next to you, or who is your "friend" before judging. RIP ROSS.
I note that nearly all the comments above are by TROLLS who have created a username to comment on this story, your comments are noted and put in the bin. Our new gaolie put his hands up and did his time. He has shown real remorse. The KILLERS of Ross Doyle did not, they still do not, and they show no remorse. Many people on Blackbird Leys know who KILLED him but say nothing. They could be sitting next to you at The Kassam. Look not who is on the field of play, but who is next to you, or who is your "friend" before judging. RIP ROSS. Grunden Skip
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10:20am Sat 2 Feb 13

A Scroat says...

Open your eyes wrote:
Agree with Jontyg - kids are involved it always puts a different slant on things. It is a deplorable footballing decision by the club, don't care how much he is paid or if he is playing for free - I will not support him one single bit.

As for the Swindon fans on this thread, most have gone up significantly in my opinion. I agree with most of them too.
I totally agree with you about the Swindon fans' comments. It's nice to see there is a genuine bunch of people out there who have some principles. Nice to see Le Knob avoided any comments on here and carried on eating crayons and licking windows. Awful signing decision.
[quote][p][bold]Open your eyes[/bold] wrote: Agree with Jontyg - kids are involved it always puts a different slant on things. It is a deplorable footballing decision by the club, don't care how much he is paid or if he is playing for free - I will not support him one single bit. As for the Swindon fans on this thread, most have gone up significantly in my opinion. I agree with most of them too.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you about the Swindon fans' comments. It's nice to see there is a genuine bunch of people out there who have some principles. Nice to see Le Knob avoided any comments on here and carried on eating crayons and licking windows. Awful signing decision. A Scroat
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4:51pm Sat 2 Feb 13

BenkiuGuasu says...

AylesburyOx wrote:
Firstly you cannot put McCormick and Chapman in the same category - Chapman made a very serious but naive error in judgement, McCormick got into a car twice over the drink drive limit and knew exactly what he was doing. There is no comparison between the two.

I do not want Luke McCormick at my club.

This also shows the absolute lack of a progressive attitude the management has - drop a young but confident keeper and ship out a young and talented striker.

Attendances won't just drop because of McCormick, they will drop because we are generally awful.
"McCormick got into a car twice over the drink drive limit and knew exactly what he was doing."

Surely the fact that Chappers was sober means he knew more what he was doing more than McCormick.

Cars should be made so that they are incapable of going over the speed limit. The fact that they aren't is the real outrage.
[quote][p][bold]AylesburyOx[/bold] wrote: Firstly you cannot put McCormick and Chapman in the same category - Chapman made a very serious but naive error in judgement, McCormick got into a car twice over the drink drive limit and knew exactly what he was doing. There is no comparison between the two. I do not want Luke McCormick at my club. This also shows the absolute lack of a progressive attitude the management has - drop a young but confident keeper and ship out a young and talented striker. Attendances won't just drop because of McCormick, they will drop because we are generally awful.[/p][/quote]"McCormick got into a car twice over the drink drive limit and knew exactly what he was doing." Surely the fact that Chappers was sober means he knew more what he was doing more than McCormick. Cars should be made so that they are incapable of going over the speed limit. The fact that they aren't is the real outrage. BenkiuGuasu
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7:45pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Grunden Skip says...

BenkiuGuasu wrote:
AylesburyOx wrote:
Firstly you cannot put McCormick and Chapman in the same category - Chapman made a very serious but naive error in judgement, McCormick got into a car twice over the drink drive limit and knew exactly what he was doing. There is no comparison between the two.

I do not want Luke McCormick at my club.

This also shows the absolute lack of a progressive attitude the management has - drop a young but confident keeper and ship out a young and talented striker.

Attendances won't just drop because of McCormick, they will drop because we are generally awful.
"McCormick got into a car twice over the drink drive limit and knew exactly what he was doing."

Surely the fact that Chappers was sober means he knew more what he was doing more than McCormick.

Cars should be made so that they are incapable of going over the speed limit. The fact that they aren't is the real outrage.
Bekky, think again, if he was twice the drink drive limit, then he did NOT know what he was doing as he was drunk and his perception of right and wrong was impaired. I would be more worried about Drink Drivers just over the limit, as their judgement is NOT impaired, and they know exactly what they are doing, but take the chance. Think about it.
[quote][p][bold]BenkiuGuasu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AylesburyOx[/bold] wrote: Firstly you cannot put McCormick and Chapman in the same category - Chapman made a very serious but naive error in judgement, McCormick got into a car twice over the drink drive limit and knew exactly what he was doing. There is no comparison between the two. I do not want Luke McCormick at my club. This also shows the absolute lack of a progressive attitude the management has - drop a young but confident keeper and ship out a young and talented striker. Attendances won't just drop because of McCormick, they will drop because we are generally awful.[/p][/quote]"McCormick got into a car twice over the drink drive limit and knew exactly what he was doing." Surely the fact that Chappers was sober means he knew more what he was doing more than McCormick. Cars should be made so that they are incapable of going over the speed limit. The fact that they aren't is the real outrage.[/p][/quote]Bekky, think again, if he was twice the drink drive limit, then he did NOT know what he was doing as he was drunk and his perception of right and wrong was impaired. I would be more worried about Drink Drivers just over the limit, as their judgement is NOT impaired, and they know exactly what they are doing, but take the chance. Think about it. Grunden Skip
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