Newey signs new Oxford United contract

Tom Newey

Tom Newey

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TOM Newey has put pen to paper on a new contract which will keep the defender at Oxford United next season.

The 31-year-old was out of contract this summer, but was offered terms earlier this month.

After considering his options, the left back has agreed to the new 12-month deal.

Newey signed last summer after being released by Scunthorpe United, making 47 appearances as the U's finished eighth in Sky Bet League Two.

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3:18pm Tue 27 May 14

OUFC 4 EVA says...

This is NOT good news for OUFC!!!!!!!!!!
This is NOT good news for OUFC!!!!!!!!!! OUFC 4 EVA
  • Score: 6

3:22pm Tue 27 May 14

BigAlBiker says...

Some twerp mucked up here, i'd pay him to go.
Some twerp mucked up here, i'd pay him to go. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 10

5:25pm Tue 27 May 14

Nellyell says...

Awful news!!!! He is a liability, a hothead, and I wouldn't mind if he could play!! Same category as Raines. Is this the future of OUFC?
Awful news!!!! He is a liability, a hothead, and I wouldn't mind if he could play!! Same category as Raines. Is this the future of OUFC? Nellyell
  • Score: 8

5:33pm Tue 27 May 14

oldun says...

It gets worse !! Nightmare - donkey
It gets worse !! Nightmare - donkey oldun
  • Score: 4

5:39pm Tue 27 May 14

Sinny Vamways says...

I hope he regains the reasonable for he had at the start of last season. This's does feel like a waste of budget that could have been spent retaining beano.

Stop waisting money and sign Beano back!
I hope he regains the reasonable for he had at the start of last season. This's does feel like a waste of budget that could have been spent retaining beano. Stop waisting money and sign Beano back! Sinny Vamways
  • Score: -6

6:18pm Tue 27 May 14

learned says...

All of the above posts are spot on .
Waste of money. One of the worst full backs I have seen at Oxford for years.
Oh !! Hunt is even worse.
What state is this football club in .
All of the above posts are spot on . Waste of money. One of the worst full backs I have seen at Oxford for years. Oh !! Hunt is even worse. What state is this football club in . learned
  • Score: 8

6:44pm Tue 27 May 14

oldun says...

Hunt and Newey - they'll help to pack in the season tickets!
Hunt and Newey - they'll help to pack in the season tickets! oldun
  • Score: 2

7:34pm Tue 27 May 14

dorsetyellows says...

Anybody with half a football brain knows if Waddock is going to change oxford into a attractive playing , attacking team then it is vital to bring in two good
attacking fullbacks , and in Hunt and Newey we will fall short yet again .
Anybody with half a football brain knows if Waddock is going to change oxford into a attractive playing , attacking team then it is vital to bring in two good attacking fullbacks , and in Hunt and Newey we will fall short yet again . dorsetyellows
  • Score: 1

7:35pm Tue 27 May 14

BanburyYellow says...

'After considering his options' - I wonder what they were? Bring back 'Battman' ....at least he could get out of his own half!
'After considering his options' - I wonder what they were? Bring back 'Battman' ....at least he could get out of his own half! BanburyYellow
  • Score: 4

7:35pm Tue 27 May 14

swalker260 says...

This is a waste of money that could have been spent on keeping Beano here

Someone has lost the plot where are our strike force even at 25-1 I would not waste my money on a bet or season ticket the way this manager is building our team for next season
This is a waste of money that could have been spent on keeping Beano here Someone has lost the plot where are our strike force even at 25-1 I would not waste my money on a bet or season ticket the way this manager is building our team for next season swalker260
  • Score: 3

10:04am Wed 28 May 14

Abingdonox says...

"This is a waste of money that could have been spent on keeping Beano here" that's a great idea pay Beano 2 wages ! who's going to play left back, Beano? Hunt and Newey were part of the meanest defence up to Christmas, don't blame the whole teams decline on 2 individuals, it was down to the mismanagement of the club since a Christmas and I include managers and chairman in that.
"This is a waste of money that could have been spent on keeping Beano here" that's a great idea pay Beano 2 wages ! who's going to play left back, Beano? Hunt and Newey were part of the meanest defence up to Christmas, don't blame the whole teams decline on 2 individuals, it was down to the mismanagement of the club since a Christmas and I include managers and chairman in that. Abingdonox
  • Score: 7

10:51am Wed 28 May 14

oxfordus says...

For pete's sake, give GW a chance. What do you want...every 5 minutes a new manager? Give the man a chance and SUPPORT him as he will need your support to make OUFC a success again.
You pessimists are poisonous to the club and are toxic to other supporters, who don't know better than to believe your tirades. Do you really think IL wants to waste his money and time? Do you not think that IL wants what's best for the club and to bring success to the club? Seeing as its his money and his family name on the line, I think he's investing more than his fair share into the club and certainly more than you or I. Show the man some respect and trust his selection of manager. The time for judging GW on his results will be this season coming, not last season.
Please support the club otherwise p!ss OFF!
For pete's sake, give GW a chance. What do you want...every 5 minutes a new manager? Give the man a chance and SUPPORT him as he will need your support to make OUFC a success again. You pessimists are poisonous to the club and are toxic to other supporters, who don't know better than to believe your tirades. Do you really think IL wants to waste his money and time? Do you not think that IL wants what's best for the club and to bring success to the club? Seeing as its his money and his family name on the line, I think he's investing more than his fair share into the club and certainly more than you or I. Show the man some respect and trust his selection of manager. The time for judging GW on his results will be this season coming, not last season. Please support the club otherwise p!ss OFF! oxfordus
  • Score: 13

11:01am Wed 28 May 14

oldun says...

oxfordus wrote:
For pete's sake, give GW a chance. What do you want...every 5 minutes a new manager? Give the man a chance and SUPPORT him as he will need your support to make OUFC a success again.
You pessimists are poisonous to the club and are toxic to other supporters, who don't know better than to believe your tirades. Do you really think IL wants to waste his money and time? Do you not think that IL wants what's best for the club and to bring success to the club? Seeing as its his money and his family name on the line, I think he's investing more than his fair share into the club and certainly more than you or I. Show the man some respect and trust his selection of manager. The time for judging GW on his results will be this season coming, not last season.
Please support the club otherwise p!ss OFF!
OK - oxford - how has Gary done? Hunt - your view? Newey - your view? Other transfers - your view? His games in charge - bottom f the table form - your view? Mine - 2 out of 10 (being kind) - your view?
[quote][p][bold]oxfordus[/bold] wrote: For pete's sake, give GW a chance. What do you want...every 5 minutes a new manager? Give the man a chance and SUPPORT him as he will need your support to make OUFC a success again. You pessimists are poisonous to the club and are toxic to other supporters, who don't know better than to believe your tirades. Do you really think IL wants to waste his money and time? Do you not think that IL wants what's best for the club and to bring success to the club? Seeing as its his money and his family name on the line, I think he's investing more than his fair share into the club and certainly more than you or I. Show the man some respect and trust his selection of manager. The time for judging GW on his results will be this season coming, not last season. Please support the club otherwise p!ss OFF![/p][/quote]OK - oxford - how has Gary done? Hunt - your view? Newey - your view? Other transfers - your view? His games in charge - bottom f the table form - your view? Mine - 2 out of 10 (being kind) - your view? oldun
  • Score: -2

11:09am Wed 28 May 14

oldun says...

oldun wrote:
oxfordus wrote:
For pete's sake, give GW a chance. What do you want...every 5 minutes a new manager? Give the man a chance and SUPPORT him as he will need your support to make OUFC a success again.
You pessimists are poisonous to the club and are toxic to other supporters, who don't know better than to believe your tirades. Do you really think IL wants to waste his money and time? Do you not think that IL wants what's best for the club and to bring success to the club? Seeing as its his money and his family name on the line, I think he's investing more than his fair share into the club and certainly more than you or I. Show the man some respect and trust his selection of manager. The time for judging GW on his results will be this season coming, not last season.
Please support the club otherwise p!ss OFF!
OK - oxford - how has Gary done? Hunt - your view? Newey - your view? Other transfers - your view? His games in charge - bottom f the table form - your view? Mine - 2 out of 10 (being kind) - your view?
Measured view - please. My guess is that you don't rate other than badly GW's performance on any of those many criteria do you?
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oxfordus[/bold] wrote: For pete's sake, give GW a chance. What do you want...every 5 minutes a new manager? Give the man a chance and SUPPORT him as he will need your support to make OUFC a success again. You pessimists are poisonous to the club and are toxic to other supporters, who don't know better than to believe your tirades. Do you really think IL wants to waste his money and time? Do you not think that IL wants what's best for the club and to bring success to the club? Seeing as its his money and his family name on the line, I think he's investing more than his fair share into the club and certainly more than you or I. Show the man some respect and trust his selection of manager. The time for judging GW on his results will be this season coming, not last season. Please support the club otherwise p!ss OFF![/p][/quote]OK - oxford - how has Gary done? Hunt - your view? Newey - your view? Other transfers - your view? His games in charge - bottom f the table form - your view? Mine - 2 out of 10 (being kind) - your view?[/p][/quote]Measured view - please. My guess is that you don't rate other than badly GW's performance on any of those many criteria do you? oldun
  • Score: 0

11:12am Wed 28 May 14

oxfordus says...

Not fair to judge GW on last season; too many issues with the club/squad prior to his arrival. I will judge GW this season.
GW obviously sees ability in Hunt and Newey that didn't eventuate in the match performances in the last third of the season however they were a major part of the well performing defence for the first 30 games or so. They were out of form but that doesn't make them terrible players though. GW believes he can get them playing again so that's good enough for me. Again, I will keep an open mind and judge them next season. GW has put faith in these two players as he realises that if they don't perform then he isn't performing as a manager.
Transfers....well there hasn't been any yet and nor would I expect any yet either. Again, we need to show patience and seeing as the last season is still a close memory its early days on that front. Again, give GW a fair crack at this job; he needs your support and all the other posters too.
Not fair to judge GW on last season; too many issues with the club/squad prior to his arrival. I will judge GW this season. GW obviously sees ability in Hunt and Newey that didn't eventuate in the match performances in the last third of the season however they were a major part of the well performing defence for the first 30 games or so. They were out of form but that doesn't make them terrible players though. GW believes he can get them playing again so that's good enough for me. Again, I will keep an open mind and judge them next season. GW has put faith in these two players as he realises that if they don't perform then he isn't performing as a manager. Transfers....well there hasn't been any yet and nor would I expect any yet either. Again, we need to show patience and seeing as the last season is still a close memory its early days on that front. Again, give GW a fair crack at this job; he needs your support and all the other posters too. oxfordus
  • Score: 14

11:26am Wed 28 May 14

oldun says...

oxfordus wrote:
Not fair to judge GW on last season; too many issues with the club/squad prior to his arrival. I will judge GW this season.
GW obviously sees ability in Hunt and Newey that didn't eventuate in the match performances in the last third of the season however they were a major part of the well performing defence for the first 30 games or so. They were out of form but that doesn't make them terrible players though. GW believes he can get them playing again so that's good enough for me. Again, I will keep an open mind and judge them next season. GW has put faith in these two players as he realises that if they don't perform then he isn't performing as a manager.
Transfers....well there hasn't been any yet and nor would I expect any yet either. Again, we need to show patience and seeing as the last season is still a close memory its early days on that front. Again, give GW a fair crack at this job; he needs your support and all the other posters too.
Interesting appraisal. Many may be pleased to know that unless things change very much for the better, I will be one of those who will p*** off . Loyalty? Yep many are more loyal than I have become - some of those may have nothing else to do on match days (but others have) . So many have abandoned going to matches since 2011-12. I will watch all home games until the end of September and will then either (A) get a season ticket(highly unlikely given the performance of IL's chosen one) or (B) decide not to bother attending any game next season or (C) take each game on its merits. I really hope that things improve enormously and that GW and IL take us back next season at least to the 4th placing we had when Chris left (he would not have taken us up) . Some mention loyalty - we have suffered almost non stop low standard football for about 15 years - high time we made the dizzy heights of the third tier. Come on Gary - I want to proved wrong
[quote][p][bold]oxfordus[/bold] wrote: Not fair to judge GW on last season; too many issues with the club/squad prior to his arrival. I will judge GW this season. GW obviously sees ability in Hunt and Newey that didn't eventuate in the match performances in the last third of the season however they were a major part of the well performing defence for the first 30 games or so. They were out of form but that doesn't make them terrible players though. GW believes he can get them playing again so that's good enough for me. Again, I will keep an open mind and judge them next season. GW has put faith in these two players as he realises that if they don't perform then he isn't performing as a manager. Transfers....well there hasn't been any yet and nor would I expect any yet either. Again, we need to show patience and seeing as the last season is still a close memory its early days on that front. Again, give GW a fair crack at this job; he needs your support and all the other posters too.[/p][/quote]Interesting appraisal. Many may be pleased to know that unless things change very much for the better, I will be one of those who will p*** off . Loyalty? Yep many are more loyal than I have become - some of those may have nothing else to do on match days (but others have) . So many have abandoned going to matches since 2011-12. I will watch all home games until the end of September and will then either (A) get a season ticket(highly unlikely given the performance of IL's chosen one) or (B) decide not to bother attending any game next season or (C) take each game on its merits. I really hope that things improve enormously and that GW and IL take us back next season at least to the 4th placing we had when Chris left (he would not have taken us up) . Some mention loyalty - we have suffered almost non stop low standard football for about 15 years - high time we made the dizzy heights of the third tier. Come on Gary - I want to proved wrong oldun
  • Score: -2

11:45am Wed 28 May 14

oxfordus says...

Yeah, the pain cannot be ignored and no one said that supporting OUFC would be easy, far from it. I guess that's why we enjoy the highs so much. I totally understand your stance on a season ticket and you have shown more patience with the performances than many others, like you mentoned.
But the continuous criticism that some posters type on most of the articles on this site is unconstructive and at times just plain nonsense/childish. I know that some of the posters are just idiots and are easier to ignore, but it seems that people have forgotten that we are not victims, whose divine right to football success has been stolen. We are in fact supporters of a club, whose default position should be to show support for the club re developments/transfe
rs/manager selctions and hope that the decisions turn out to be successful. Yes we can criticise, but only after it is shown the club decisions need to change.
CW had to go and yes it was unfathomable that there was such a delay between managers, as it turned out to be the fatal blow for the season.
With hindsight, CW should have gone in the previous summer with a new manager in place for the start of the season. But I'm sure IL will have learnt a lesson or two from all that. Afterall, he is allowed to make the odd mistake isn't he?
Yeah, the pain cannot be ignored and no one said that supporting OUFC would be easy, far from it. I guess that's why we enjoy the highs so much. I totally understand your stance on a season ticket and you have shown more patience with the performances than many others, like you mentoned. But the continuous criticism that some posters type on most of the articles on this site is unconstructive and at times just plain nonsense/childish. I know that some of the posters are just idiots and are easier to ignore, but it seems that people have forgotten that we are not victims, whose divine right to football success has been stolen. We are in fact supporters of a club, whose default position should be to show support for the club re developments/transfe rs/manager selctions and hope that the decisions turn out to be successful. Yes we can criticise, but only after it is shown the club decisions need to change. CW had to go and yes it was unfathomable that there was such a delay between managers, as it turned out to be the fatal blow for the season. With hindsight, CW should have gone in the previous summer with a new manager in place for the start of the season. But I'm sure IL will have learnt a lesson or two from all that. Afterall, he is allowed to make the odd mistake isn't he? oxfordus
  • Score: 14

12:21pm Wed 28 May 14

oldun says...

oxfordus wrote:
Yeah, the pain cannot be ignored and no one said that supporting OUFC would be easy, far from it. I guess that's why we enjoy the highs so much. I totally understand your stance on a season ticket and you have shown more patience with the performances than many others, like you mentoned.
But the continuous criticism that some posters type on most of the articles on this site is unconstructive and at times just plain nonsense/childish. I know that some of the posters are just idiots and are easier to ignore, but it seems that people have forgotten that we are not victims, whose divine right to football success has been stolen. We are in fact supporters of a club, whose default position should be to show support for the club re developments/transfe

rs/manager selctions and hope that the decisions turn out to be successful. Yes we can criticise, but only after it is shown the club decisions need to change.
CW had to go and yes it was unfathomable that there was such a delay between managers, as it turned out to be the fatal blow for the season.
With hindsight, CW should have gone in the previous summer with a new manager in place for the start of the season. But I'm sure IL will have learnt a lesson or two from all that. Afterall, he is allowed to make the odd mistake isn't he?
Agree with very much of that. Yes, I wanted Chris W to go log before he did so. I believe that, had he stayed, we would have lost in the play offs in a very mediocre division. Of course , IL is entitled to make as many mistakes as he likes with anything which he owns (including OUFC) .My guess is that like most successful businessmen/women over his long career he has made many more right decisions than wrong.. At OUFC , most of his decisions have been very poor ones . A highly intelligent man , he can talk a good game. I want to be wrong but of the 70 applicants , my guess is that he chose one of the worst 35 applicants - don't you agree?
[quote][p][bold]oxfordus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, the pain cannot be ignored and no one said that supporting OUFC would be easy, far from it. I guess that's why we enjoy the highs so much. I totally understand your stance on a season ticket and you have shown more patience with the performances than many others, like you mentoned. But the continuous criticism that some posters type on most of the articles on this site is unconstructive and at times just plain nonsense/childish. I know that some of the posters are just idiots and are easier to ignore, but it seems that people have forgotten that we are not victims, whose divine right to football success has been stolen. We are in fact supporters of a club, whose default position should be to show support for the club re developments/transfe rs/manager selctions and hope that the decisions turn out to be successful. Yes we can criticise, but only after it is shown the club decisions need to change. CW had to go and yes it was unfathomable that there was such a delay between managers, as it turned out to be the fatal blow for the season. With hindsight, CW should have gone in the previous summer with a new manager in place for the start of the season. But I'm sure IL will have learnt a lesson or two from all that. Afterall, he is allowed to make the odd mistake isn't he?[/p][/quote]Agree with very much of that. Yes, I wanted Chris W to go log before he did so. I believe that, had he stayed, we would have lost in the play offs in a very mediocre division. Of course , IL is entitled to make as many mistakes as he likes with anything which he owns (including OUFC) .My guess is that like most successful businessmen/women over his long career he has made many more right decisions than wrong.. At OUFC , most of his decisions have been very poor ones . A highly intelligent man , he can talk a good game. I want to be wrong but of the 70 applicants , my guess is that he chose one of the worst 35 applicants - don't you agree? oldun
  • Score: -2

10:25am Sat 31 May 14

bigchet says...

jonjo oneil has turned down a new contract at bristol rovers. he would be ideal for us, just the sort of agressive goalscoring midfielder we have been lacking.
jonjo oneil has turned down a new contract at bristol rovers. he would be ideal for us, just the sort of agressive goalscoring midfielder we have been lacking. bigchet
  • Score: 2

11:26am Sat 31 May 14

oldun says...

oldun wrote:
oxfordus wrote:
Yeah, the pain cannot be ignored and no one said that supporting OUFC would be easy, far from it. I guess that's why we enjoy the highs so much. I totally understand your stance on a season ticket and you have shown more patience with the performances than many others, like you mentoned.
But the continuous criticism that some posters type on most of the articles on this site is unconstructive and at times just plain nonsense/childish. I know that some of the posters are just idiots and are easier to ignore, but it seems that people have forgotten that we are not victims, whose divine right to football success has been stolen. We are in fact supporters of a club, whose default position should be to show support for the club re developments/transfe


rs/manager selctions and hope that the decisions turn out to be successful. Yes we can criticise, but only after it is shown the club decisions need to change.
CW had to go and yes it was unfathomable that there was such a delay between managers, as it turned out to be the fatal blow for the season.
With hindsight, CW should have gone in the previous summer with a new manager in place for the start of the season. But I'm sure IL will have learnt a lesson or two from all that. Afterall, he is allowed to make the odd mistake isn't he?
Agree with very much of that. Yes, I wanted Chris W to go log before he did so. I believe that, had he stayed, we would have lost in the play offs in a very mediocre division. Of course , IL is entitled to make as many mistakes as he likes with anything which he owns (including OUFC) .My guess is that like most successful businessmen/women over his long career he has made many more right decisions than wrong.. At OUFC , most of his decisions have been very poor ones . A highly intelligent man , he can talk a good game. I want to be wrong but of the 70 applicants , my guess is that he chose one of the worst 35 applicants - don't you agree?
Vote loser - at least part of that - which bit(s)?
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oxfordus[/bold] wrote: Yeah, the pain cannot be ignored and no one said that supporting OUFC would be easy, far from it. I guess that's why we enjoy the highs so much. I totally understand your stance on a season ticket and you have shown more patience with the performances than many others, like you mentoned. But the continuous criticism that some posters type on most of the articles on this site is unconstructive and at times just plain nonsense/childish. I know that some of the posters are just idiots and are easier to ignore, but it seems that people have forgotten that we are not victims, whose divine right to football success has been stolen. We are in fact supporters of a club, whose default position should be to show support for the club re developments/transfe rs/manager selctions and hope that the decisions turn out to be successful. Yes we can criticise, but only after it is shown the club decisions need to change. CW had to go and yes it was unfathomable that there was such a delay between managers, as it turned out to be the fatal blow for the season. With hindsight, CW should have gone in the previous summer with a new manager in place for the start of the season. But I'm sure IL will have learnt a lesson or two from all that. Afterall, he is allowed to make the odd mistake isn't he?[/p][/quote]Agree with very much of that. Yes, I wanted Chris W to go log before he did so. I believe that, had he stayed, we would have lost in the play offs in a very mediocre division. Of course , IL is entitled to make as many mistakes as he likes with anything which he owns (including OUFC) .My guess is that like most successful businessmen/women over his long career he has made many more right decisions than wrong.. At OUFC , most of his decisions have been very poor ones . A highly intelligent man , he can talk a good game. I want to be wrong but of the 70 applicants , my guess is that he chose one of the worst 35 applicants - don't you agree?[/p][/quote]Vote loser - at least part of that - which bit(s)? oldun
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