Transfer News Signing: Tony McMahon


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Tony McMahon from Bradford city set piece specialist 32 yo right back has signed for the U's

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Looks a decent signing, although Bradford fans don't have many good things to say about him. Hopefully he proves them wrong!


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Looks like 6thTier on Twitter called it right a few days ago...

Also said Nelson had agreed a new deal and we were looking to sign Jack Payne and Gary O’Neil.
So with McMahon and O’Neil we’re not going back to the old model of recruiting young up and coming players then?


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Losing his father recently will be hard to overcome but, having been through the same thing just a few months ago, I can say that it is possible to turn loss into motivation and to strive to honour the memory and move forward.
Welcome to the club Tony, you will find us very supportive and enthusiastic. COYY's!

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The deal to sign the full back, who has a reputation as a set-piece specialist, had been agreed a few weeks ago, but was only formally completed last night.
I suspect that won't be the only deal that will have been nearly done a few weeks back. Good to see we have someone who can take corners and free kicks and get the threat back we had when Maguire was in the club.

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I remember when he made his debut for Middlesbrough in the prem years back and was in the England under 21s, was highly thought of, had a bad injury and never really got back to that level after a long time out with it. Has still gone on to have a decent career though, and if he still has the hunger he can be a good signing. We need a bit of experience and he has that, set pieces were a bit of a waste of time for us for most of last season, but when Dickie came in we had someone who was a threat and now with a player with good delivery we could start to get more goals from dead balls, especially with what will likely be a post World Cup crackdown on holding in the box.

Happy to get a couple of experienced players in, Blackburn, Wigan,Rotherham, Sheffield United, Bolton, Millwall are the six sides that have been promoted since we were promoted back to the third tier, they all had that, we have had very little and come no where near.


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So with McMahon and O’Neil we’re not going back to the old model of recruiting young up and coming players then?
Oxford United: Signs promising ex-Norwich and Southampton youth players
Yellows Forum: No! They haven't got any experience. We need experienced players in this squad.
Oxford United: Signs an experienced defender.
Yellows Forum: What, so we're not going to be developing our own talent anymore?

Seems perfectly clear that we're buying enough young talent to be able to have a few players over thirty in the squad which, if you remember, was what MApp was targeting before he left.
I think this is a very smart piece of business by the club. He's a player who has played a huge amount of games at this level for a Bradford side that are exactly where we want to be in terms of being in and around the play offs.

His age will complement the development of the likes of Dickie, Carroll, Nelson, Raglan and Norman, too.

His attacking ability could also prove invaluable. Look how important TK's attacking contribution was towards the end of last season. We need players who can chip in with goals/assists all over the pitch.
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