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Rarely can a player have split opinion among the Oxford fans as Matthew Simon Murphy, born Northampton. On his day, he was a strong attacking midfielder with an eye for goal. At other times he was a waste of space, who spent most of the match pointing at space. Frequently both versions were seen in the same game. He did score some crackers, most notably at Cardiff and live on TV at Reading, but even when he scored 20 goals from midfield in one season his detractors still detracted. Famously once came on as a substitute, only to be replaced himself later. He was not a happy bunny.

Goals in all competitions (incl. subs)

Scored 55 in total (45 for full appearances and 10 as a sub.)

8 brace(s)

Highest number scored in one game is 2 .

19.10% Average goals per game (incl as a sub)
10.87% Average goals as a sub only
33.65% Average goals per game started

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Other clubs

Long Buckby
Kettering Town
Ford Sports (Daventry)
Swansea City
Scunthorpe United
Corby Town
Brackley Town

Competition data

Competition First Final Apps
FA Cup 1995-12-02 2000-12-09 12
Football League Trophy 1994-12-03 2000-12-05 6
League 1993-05-06 2001-05-05 168
League Cup 1995-08-22 2000-08-22 10
Overall 1993-05-06 2001-05-05 196

Substitute competition data

Competition First Final Apps
FA Cup 1995-11-11 1997-01-21 3
Football League Trophy 1994-11-08 1995-11-28 3
League 1994-09-10 2001-04-07 77
League Cup 1995-08-15 2000-09-05 9
Overall 1994-09-10 2001-04-07 92