Chapman signs new Oxford United deal

ADAM Chapman has ended speculation over his future by agreeing a new two-year contract at Oxford United.

The 22-year-old turned down two offers from the U's earlier this summer, but has penned a deal which will keep him at the Kassam Stadium until 2014.

He said: "I'm delighted to have signed.

"The club, the chairman and the manager have been great ever since I've joined and I always wanted to stay here.

"We have been talking over the last few weeks and I am happy to have got everything sorted and am just looking forward to pre-season now.

"It was an important decision for me and family and I know it's the right choice.

"It's an important year now for me.

"I'm feeling good and if I can get a decent pre-season in and earn a place in the side then I'm really looking forward to being part of a successful season."

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5:38pm Mon 9 Jul 12

BigAlBiker says...

Well at last some good news, Chappers is a class act and valuable member of the team, confidence going up day by day.
Well at last some good news, Chappers is a class act and valuable member of the team, confidence going up day by day. BigAlBiker
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5:48pm Mon 9 Jul 12

pop up pirate says...

Glad to have this sorted now, top bloke for us. Looking better.
Glad to have this sorted now, top bloke for us. Looking better. pop up pirate
  • Score: 3

6:31pm Mon 9 Jul 12

New Manor rename says...

Great news. Well done Chapman, saw the light eventually. Excellent player to have tied to the club for another couple of years.
Great news. Well done Chapman, saw the light eventually. Excellent player to have tied to the club for another couple of years. New Manor rename
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6:46pm Mon 9 Jul 12

stephen burrows says...

Very good news all round. Excellent!
Very good news all round. Excellent! stephen burrows
  • Score: 3

8:04pm Mon 9 Jul 12

Simon84 says...

So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.
So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him. Simon84
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8:55pm Mon 9 Jul 12

mandate says...

Simon84 wrote:
So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.
Have you ever seen Chapman play? It is United's gain that he put pen to paper. I'm certain that Chapman will really show his worth next season (just hope he keeps away from the penalty spot).

As for the rest of the squad, things look quite promising. Capaldi, Craddock and Potter are at last all going to be match fit. I'm optimistic that Constable and the new striker Rigg will forge a decent partnership together. Leven, and Whing and the young lad from Brighton all seem to be capable of making it an interesting season.

On the negative side, I think that Dubes is past it. He just seems tired and can't keep up with pacey players. Also, I'm not so certain that Jake Wright and Damian Batt can be inconsistent. In a lot of games last season they were clumsy and had big problems defending at set pieces.

If I was Wilder I would bring in an extra back (or two), just to have a bit of coverage and options. Otherwise, I feel the squad looks alright. As for Dean Smalley, I hope at last that he can show his true potential.
[quote][p][bold]Simon84[/bold] wrote: So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.[/p][/quote]Have you ever seen Chapman play? It is United's gain that he put pen to paper. I'm certain that Chapman will really show his worth next season (just hope he keeps away from the penalty spot). As for the rest of the squad, things look quite promising. Capaldi, Craddock and Potter are at last all going to be match fit. I'm optimistic that Constable and the new striker Rigg will forge a decent partnership together. Leven, and Whing and the young lad from Brighton all seem to be capable of making it an interesting season. On the negative side, I think that Dubes is past it. He just seems tired and can't keep up with pacey players. Also, I'm not so certain that Jake Wright and Damian Batt can be inconsistent. In a lot of games last season they were clumsy and had big problems defending at set pieces. If I was Wilder I would bring in an extra back (or two), just to have a bit of coverage and options. Otherwise, I feel the squad looks alright. As for Dean Smalley, I hope at last that he can show his true potential. mandate
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10:24pm Mon 9 Jul 12

In_The_Nikon_Time says...

Simon84 wrote:
So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.
And you would work for less than you think you're worth?
The management obviously think he's worth more than their original offers. They are called contract NEGOTIATIONS for a reason, both sides negotiate the best deal they can. I bet he never once resorted to infantile name calling. He committed a crime, served his sentence and is entitled to get on with his life the best he can and bigoted name calling is obviously something he will have to put up with, especially from such wonderful pious people that have never made a mistake or broken the law.

He took his time and came to what he and the club believes is the correct decision. I'm certain had he decided not to renew you would have been top of the list complaining he had no loyalty.
[quote][p][bold]Simon84[/bold] wrote: So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.[/p][/quote]And you would work for less than you think you're worth? The management obviously think he's worth more than their original offers. They are called contract NEGOTIATIONS for a reason, both sides negotiate the best deal they can. I bet he never once resorted to infantile name calling. He committed a crime, served his sentence and is entitled to get on with his life the best he can and bigoted name calling is obviously something he will have to put up with, especially from such wonderful pious people that have never made a mistake or broken the law. He took his time and came to what he and the club believes is the correct decision. I'm certain had he decided not to renew you would have been top of the list complaining he had no loyalty. In_The_Nikon_Time
  • Score: 1

11:07pm Mon 9 Jul 12

karatavuk says...

Good news. Chapman gets what he deserves and Oxford United get a great young player.
Chapman makes his living out of football and it was important for him to get the right deal as he approaches an important stage in what is a very short career.
Good news. Chapman gets what he deserves and Oxford United get a great young player. Chapman makes his living out of football and it was important for him to get the right deal as he approaches an important stage in what is a very short career. karatavuk
  • Score: 1

8:50am Tue 10 Jul 12

CHINNOR YELLOWS says...

Simon84 wrote:
So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.
Simon84, so negative.
I understand Adam Chapman never asked or indicated he wanted to leave OUFC, just wanted a deal that he thought he was worth.
This is as good as a new signing to us and player that wants to wear the Yellow shirt.
[quote][p][bold]Simon84[/bold] wrote: So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.[/p][/quote]Simon84, so negative. I understand Adam Chapman never asked or indicated he wanted to leave OUFC, just wanted a deal that he thought he was worth. This is as good as a new signing to us and player that wants to wear the Yellow shirt. CHINNOR YELLOWS
  • Score: 1

9:54am Tue 10 Jul 12

badger86 says...

Great news!!!!!
Great news!!!!! badger86
  • Score: 1

10:16am Tue 10 Jul 12

OUFC 4 EVA says...

The best news we've had all summer! Chappers is by far the most technically gifted player at the club! If he stays fit he can inspire us to a top 3 finish!

COYY
The best news we've had all summer! Chappers is by far the most technically gifted player at the club! If he stays fit he can inspire us to a top 3 finish! COYY OUFC 4 EVA
  • Score: 1

6:38pm Tue 10 Jul 12

wheatley_jake says...

I agree that we need another defender in, but with whing/chapman in the defensive midfield role its not that bad a situation. Another right back and we'll be a top side next season
I agree that we need another defender in, but with whing/chapman in the defensive midfield role its not that bad a situation. Another right back and we'll be a top side next season wheatley_jake
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9:50pm Tue 10 Jul 12

Simon84 says...

In_The_Nikon_Time wrote:
Simon84 wrote:
So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.
And you would work for less than you think you're worth?
The management obviously think he's worth more than their original offers. They are called contract NEGOTIATIONS for a reason, both sides negotiate the best deal they can. I bet he never once resorted to infantile name calling. He committed a crime, served his sentence and is entitled to get on with his life the best he can and bigoted name calling is obviously something he will have to put up with, especially from such wonderful pious people that have never made a mistake or broken the law.

He took his time and came to what he and the club believes is the correct decision. I'm certain had he decided not to renew you would have been top of the list complaining he had no loyalty.
Infantile name calling? My comment was factual.

I'm sure your opinion would be different if the person involved in the crash who died was a member of your family or someone you knew! Its very sad when people like you put football above life.
[quote][p][bold]In_The_Nikon_Time[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simon84[/bold] wrote: So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.[/p][/quote]And you would work for less than you think you're worth? The management obviously think he's worth more than their original offers. They are called contract NEGOTIATIONS for a reason, both sides negotiate the best deal they can. I bet he never once resorted to infantile name calling. He committed a crime, served his sentence and is entitled to get on with his life the best he can and bigoted name calling is obviously something he will have to put up with, especially from such wonderful pious people that have never made a mistake or broken the law. He took his time and came to what he and the club believes is the correct decision. I'm certain had he decided not to renew you would have been top of the list complaining he had no loyalty.[/p][/quote]Infantile name calling? My comment was factual. I'm sure your opinion would be different if the person involved in the crash who died was a member of your family or someone you knew! Its very sad when people like you put football above life. Simon84
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Wed 11 Jul 12

badger86 says...

Simon84 wrote:
In_The_Nikon_Time wrote:
Simon84 wrote:
So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.
And you would work for less than you think you're worth?
The management obviously think he's worth more than their original offers. They are called contract NEGOTIATIONS for a reason, both sides negotiate the best deal they can. I bet he never once resorted to infantile name calling. He committed a crime, served his sentence and is entitled to get on with his life the best he can and bigoted name calling is obviously something he will have to put up with, especially from such wonderful pious people that have never made a mistake or broken the law.

He took his time and came to what he and the club believes is the correct decision. I'm certain had he decided not to renew you would have been top of the list complaining he had no loyalty.
Infantile name calling? My comment was factual.

I'm sure your opinion would be different if the person involved in the crash who died was a member of your family or someone you knew! Its very sad when people like you put football above life.
His recklessness cost a man his life but he has served his time and deserves to get on with his life. Football is work to Adam Chapman and like the rest of us he should be allowed to go back to work once he has served his punishment. If you are ready to accept the guilty verdict by the court you must be ready to accept the sentence they impose on Chapman.
[quote][p][bold]Simon84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]In_The_Nikon_Time[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simon84[/bold] wrote: So the ex con couldn't get a better offer then, really suprising that is. Sadly we were the only mugs to want him.[/p][/quote]And you would work for less than you think you're worth? The management obviously think he's worth more than their original offers. They are called contract NEGOTIATIONS for a reason, both sides negotiate the best deal they can. I bet he never once resorted to infantile name calling. He committed a crime, served his sentence and is entitled to get on with his life the best he can and bigoted name calling is obviously something he will have to put up with, especially from such wonderful pious people that have never made a mistake or broken the law. He took his time and came to what he and the club believes is the correct decision. I'm certain had he decided not to renew you would have been top of the list complaining he had no loyalty.[/p][/quote]Infantile name calling? My comment was factual. I'm sure your opinion would be different if the person involved in the crash who died was a member of your family or someone you knew! Its very sad when people like you put football above life.[/p][/quote]His recklessness cost a man his life but he has served his time and deserves to get on with his life. Football is work to Adam Chapman and like the rest of us he should be allowed to go back to work once he has served his punishment. If you are ready to accept the guilty verdict by the court you must be ready to accept the sentence they impose on Chapman. badger86
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