Reece oxford to be sold?

Well thats the rumour and i have to ask why? is he another Ravel morrison who has the talent but not the application?or was that performance against the gooners as good as it gets?....he is young still has a lot to learn and is undoubtedly a talented lad so why has this rumour surfaced in the papers now?.

Yeah I heard that. It might just be a story but his career after that arsenal game has left me baffled to say the least. He certainly isn't in the papers for bad things like Morrison, but there clearly is something that needs to be addressed. The boy has huge potential and is just that, a boy. So we can afford him time, but the reccuring thing is no one seems to fancy him. He isn't even getting time on the field of play to TRY to prove himself! So what's wrong with him? Is it his attitude or are we loaning to clubs above where he needs to be? Like I said before loan him to Colchester if he can't get a regular run at that level then it's likely to be either his attitude or he has just hit a plateau. For me rice deserves to be ahead of him. I think it's time both Oxford and the club need to re-think their strategy on this but unless he is a trouble maker he should be given more time.

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ANTKB's picture

He is apparently easily led and going out a bit too much, hence sending him off to Germany to get away from the root causes. This is what I heard and all the hype may have had an impact on his ego, hence not getting any game time despite having a lot of talent. I hope the rumour is wrong obviously!

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Antkb, I know footballers have a habit of being a bit thick, but you would think Oxford would look at reasons why no one plays him and look to put his behaviour right.

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as a young man seeing his mates go out enjoy themselves i can see how he can be tempted after all he is only human...being a pro footballer though the discipline needed has to be total and that leaves little time for normal everyday fun the ordinary man in the street enjoys...this is where his family have to keep him grounded and the club get a mentor on and off the field to help......he clearly has talent and as red neck says he has time on his side i hope the club stick with him.

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Dicks is the man's picture

the boy needs a mentor. we should ask ravel to take him under his wing and show him how to throw away a great career.

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When you see how ravel has thrown away his career, and Oxford could easily do the same so soon after I despair. Have Oxford, his family and the club learnt nothing from Morrison? It hardly happened a lifetime ago. Yes it's hard for a kid, but there must be some things he can do with his mates. It's all about weighing up what he has to lose. I wonder if his family are keeping the boy grounded properly? I heard his family were getting billy big b@llocks about his last contract, so maybe there could lie a problem?

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Dicks is the man's picture

tbh I'm surprised this doesnt happen more often. its totally ridiculous how much money you can earn without even becoming a first teamer these days. you are basically being made a millionaire to train, be part of the club but not even kick a first team ball. look at the likes of man city and arsenal, they have 10,000 players on their books, some loaned out and playing yes, but others just kicking around doing basically nothing but cashing in huge cheques. no wonder they lose the plot, suddenly they see they don't have to do anything, can go and party 24/7 and still be a millionaire, buy a mansion in Essex and give it large. its another cancer of the money in the game. wheres the motivation for a young player? if he's already earning the big cash, he only needs to motivate himself to try and play games or get 'more millions'. its all pathetic. especially when there are kids on the streets in africa, europe, wherever who haven't a chance in life.

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National service,that will learn em!!

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Dicks I echo your thoughts on the kids on the street in Europe and Africa but what so often gets overlooked is its right on everyone's door step in this country too! How many homeless people must be living a stones throw away from oxfords gaff, yet it doesn't resignate with no where near enough young (or indeed older) players as the fight over an extra 10,000 a week just to run about like a dog chasing a balloon. It's sickening

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Dicks is the man's picture

im not sure Brexit geographically removes the U.K from Europe!

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Yeah ok dicksy, I take your point but just saying its a lot closer to home than people like to imagine.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

He's no Morrison! He doesn't have his poor temperament nor his skill! Very odd that Bilic doesnt use him and Monchengladbags didnt use him. Only a few appearances for Reading and on those occasions very average. Let him go.

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This rumour is Rubbish and has no substance. Originated from The Sun who in turn made it up based on Bilics pre match interview somehow. Ignore

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