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Joey BEAUCHAMP
 ENGLAND
 

Not a popular figure at the County Ground, Beauchamp was a big fan favourite at local rivals Oxford United. Despite interest from Swindon, Beauchamp left the Manor Ground in June 1994 for Premiership outfit West Ham United, for a fee of 1 million. His time there didn't last long - having not played a single competitve game for the Hammers, Beauchamp decided he couldn't stand the traffic travelling from Oxford each day (he didn't want to move out from his parents' house!) and a mere 58 days later, he was signed by Swindon boss John Gorman for a club record combined fee of 800,000, which included defender Adrian Whitbread (who would be missed throughout the season) going in the opposite direction.

He made his debut for the Town in the second league match of the season, coming on as a substitute in a 3-2 defeat at Tranmere on 20th August - and despite not ever really performing well, he made more than fifty appearances in his first season - the highlight being his first goal, when he scored the winner against Wolves in October, and ran fifty yards to jump into the arms of John Gorman. At the end of the year, Swindon were relegated for the second successive season.

By now, Steve McMahon had taken over as Town boss, and, never one for an inconsistent flair player, McMahon's and Beauchamp's footballing philosophies were obviously very different. As a result, Beauchamp hardly played the following season - making just one more start, and three substitute appearances - one of which came against his former club, Oxford. Before the end of the season, he was back in a yellow shirt for the return game - with McMahon deciding to sell him back to Oxford in November 1995, in a deal described as being "worth 300,000" to the club - though the Town only received 75,000 - the rest was the saving of his wages for the remainder of his contract. Beauchamp confirmed his status as a Town villain, scoring against Swindon in Oxford's 3-0 victory the following March.

Three years after leaving the County Ground, an upturn in form saw a number of clubs again interested in Beauchamp's services, and Oxford agreed 800,000 deals with both Nottingham Forest and Southampton in November 1998. Unfortunately for Swindon, who had a 20% sell-on clause in the terms of his sale, Beauchamp failed to agree personal terms and remained at the Manor - the Town missing out on a 145,000 bonus.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'95/'96 1 (+2) - - - (+1) 1 - - 1 (+3) 1
'94/'95 38 (+4) 3 2 - 7 (+1) - 4 - 51 (+5) 3
TOTAL 39 (+6) 3 2 - 7 (+2) 1 4 - 52 (+8) 4


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
18 AUG 1994 IN West Ham United
800,000 plus exchange for Adrian WHITBREAD
(initial fee of 300,000)
4 OCT 1995 OUT Oxford United
(loan)
12 OCT 1995 OUT Oxford United
75,000


full name

Joseph Daniel Beauchamp

date of birth
13 March 1971


             
           
             
             
             
             

usual positions
left-sided attacking midfield

youth career
Summertown Stars
Oxford United

senior career
Oxford United
Swansea City (loan) 
West Ham United
SWINDON TOWN
Oxford United
Abingdon Town
Didcot Town
Abingdon Town