Leeds Rumours Archive June 11 2012

 

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11 Jun 2012 21:06:00
Leeds have just signed el hadj diouf with a number of 17

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Your just making things up trying to sture s**t .i will believe it when I see it.

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Gotta be a lie! Source??

Sussex White! MOT!

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...and Heskey, Owen , Drogba and Beckford signing at the same time !!
Know it's a nightmare waiting for confirmation of the takeover but can we keep it convincing. You'll be telling me soon that my Uncle Ken doesn't own ER and TA.
Back to watching Benidorm....

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Hate to tell you this but bates dont own ER or TS as they was sold when leeds went into adinstration with a 25 year release or buy back plan so leeds rent it till they can buy it back or lose it after 25 years

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I think what he means is no one knows who owns ER and TA and bates prob owns them and pays himself the rent through Leeds united . Ps we aren't getting diouf he's going to Ipswich thank god

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Thought that happened awhile ago but can't be revealed until 1st July here's hoping

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Course he doesn't- and you'd spend £5 million doing up someone elses peoperty would you?

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KB doesnt own ER but he knows a man that does!

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11 Jun 2012 21:02:42
leeds looking at roberto ayala former valencia
defender 34 john fitz leeds 15

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Think you'll find it's Robert Allen from Aylesbury town. :@)
JB

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He will be 40 at the end of next season, can't see this happening, awesome player in his day, but not a likely signing!

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He's 39 , retired from playing and currently a manager,stupid post

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Looked very good when he was younger maybe he can still do a reasonable job.

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Didn't he play against us in Champions League semi?

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Doubt very much well be signing roberto ayala as he's 39 retired and now a manager

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11 Jun 2012 18:36:51
Source: football podcast.com

leeds investment deal leading to takeover in the future. This to be completed by end of monday... An announcement is to be made on Wednesday..

Apperently this allow Warnock to persue his transfers. .

Lets see Leeds fans.. We heard this before aint we..

Im hoping for a full takeover but as long as we can build a squad capable of promotion.id be happy..

Dont giv me a hard tym ova this just wanted to share it.. positivity neva did any harm

Mot... Leedsutdfan

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Great rumours from the land of self heads, not one real truth in anything, but it makes the post person feel important.

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Heard very similar.
It is supposed to be similar to how QPR were taken over i.e. initial investment to provide cash injection with future full takeover.

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Sounds sensible to me, one step at a time's better than diving in without your trunks on like Leicester City did.
JB

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It can be whatever as long as Bates goes.MOT Trevo

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Sorry but this makes no sense at all. Why woul anyone do this? I think we can safely say any investor worth having will not be giving as much as a dollar to Ken Bates.

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6.30pm on Tuesday, b******t rumour with no truth at all, have you not got a life?

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11 jun 2012 16:38:50
adam clayton being followed on twitter
by huddersfield town??

won't go there, surely??

rather be paid less money and stay at lufc

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Im being followed by west ham and coventry city, and im rubbish at footy, doesnt mean they're gonna sign me!

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True - just thought i'd share that one cos never seen it before

forever white

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Hull are watching him and Steve Bruce's young 'un

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I think adam clayton would go to huddersfield cos grayson is there, it wouldnt surprise me if he went for most of our transfered listed players, he is already going in for the players Warnock wants. So good ridance to greedy players, greedy players arnt worth the amount most of them ask for, they are still in championship, get Leeds United in the Prem then ask for more money.

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11 Jun 2012 15:03:01
Soccer Cafe ‏@soccercafe1
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill will let defender Matthew Kilgallon leave for £1million

Can Leeds afford him now??

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Can't even afford 400k so how can they afford that price?

Mikey

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If you read the other posts - Ward decided to stay down south to be near family - nothing to do with us being able to afford 400K or not.
PeteMOT {Ed013's Note - I agree, I also think that Neil pulled out of the deal}

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I was not really relating to ward or any other possible signings - just the figure of £1m. kilgallon obviously thought he was in oneills plans, but he's now put a price on his head. if leeds were to buy him at a £1m, that would really show our intentions(takeover definitely on).

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If he aint good enough for Sunderland he aint no good for Leeds.
Sounds like an expensive off load who thinks he's better than he is.
Not what's wanted at ER.
JB

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Put the whole Ward thing to bed, he spoke to nearly every championship club, only to get as much money as he could from a club down south. No=one in their right mind would believe CP have a better change of promotion over Leeds, CP is a stepping stone for Ward, nothing less.

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Would rather spend the million on putting towards zak whitbreads wages

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11 Jun 2012 14:22:48
Leeds set to sign Fortune from West Brom.
Source - players friend.

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Please no! Watched him for Celtic a lot, might as well have Enoch back.

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He's utter dross - makes Heskey look prolific - can't we have Di Natale instead, even if he is 35

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Looking at players like Fortune is not ambitious it's positively negative.
JB

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11 Jun 2012 13:53:28
ok ive being ending posts with my initials.
if i fill in name and email where does that go,and,is it posted also.thanks {Ed013's Note - Myself or the other editors are the only one's that see your email when you leave it in the box when you post. Your name/initials is what everyone on here will learn you by. If you leave both everytime you post it will allow us to know if it is yourself posting or someone using your name in vain. Also follow us on the new Leeds Twitter site @LeedsEditors}

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11 Jun 2012 13:20:11
Minty Gimpel to sign a professional contract on the 1st of July. I am happy about this, I heard rumours he wasn't going to sign either because "he was too young" and "teams like Barcelona and Chelsea are interested in signing him". I've heard good things about this lad and I wish him the best.
Mot
RabX {Ed013's Note - I have watched him a few times, a good prospect}

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Buzzing he's signed contract. Defo one for the future, i see him getting in first team in about 2 yrs. He's very comfortable on the ball, seen him a few times in youth team games.
The futures bright and before someone says, it's also orange.
mot4life

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I thought it was Monty? Isn't Minty the gimp who used to work in Phil Mitchell's garage?

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11 Jun 2012 13:06:54
Ramon Nunez could be on his way to Bradford City.

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That would make him well and truely there star player. I did hope he would do alot better at leeds. Watch him come back and punish us.
mot4life

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Someone better than bradford will pick him up surely

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Good luck to the boy I hope he does well. I think Colin should have kept him.

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Poor guy, he hasnt been given enough chance, and when played he was played in wrong position. He won best player in copa america so must be a decent player!

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Only player on the released / transfer list who I would have liked to keep ... was never given the run of games needed to establish himself and if McCormack goes he could fight Somma for the place alonside Becchio.

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11 Jun 2012 11:33:47
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake coming to Leeds

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If this is ture great signing scores goals in championship but i am to belive that leeds in takeover talks so no players can come in or out fa puts stop to it wen the paperwork goes to the fa

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A proven goal scorer in his day but i feel he's getting a little long in the tooth for me. I could be wrong and we end up with a phillips kind of player. Good times!
mot4life

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Aslong as we really are in talks thats all good if we are missing out on decent players as if the takeover does happen then we will be looking at a better class of player maybe write philips from qpr a warnock signing pacey can play both wings and probably not getting a game next season

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11 Jun 2012 11:32:04
Aidan White will request a final meeting with Leeds United in a bid to clarify his future as interest in the winger’s signature grows.

Representatives of the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international are to push for a decision on White’s fate with his contract at Elland Road due to expire in less than three weeks’ time.

Negotiations over a new deal have reached an impasse, with White unlikely to accept Leeds’ most recent proposal and United reluctant to improve their offer to him, and he is poised to push ahead with the search for a new club.

German side Werder Bremen and French outfit Lille were strongly linked with White last week and the YEP understands that other overseas clubs have expressed an interest in him.

Leeds will receive compensation if White leaves Elland Road but clubs outside England have the security of incurring a fixed sum decided by a clear FIFA formula.

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11 Jun 2012 11:29:54
dont know if this has anything to do with the lack of news with the takeover / investment,i have a friend who works at leeds town hall(admin)who told me leeds city council & there lawyers are keeping a close eye on this,to see who owns thorpe arch,remember kim jong bates went cap in hand asking for £6 million loan to buy back t/a(lcc did`nt loan the money due to the lack info from lufc about who owned thorpe arch),if it turns out he already owned it,lcc will look into a possible legal case againt bates for fraud.

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Easy google it tells you who owns it it s even down @company house it shows the accounts but i agree with many leeds fans that bates owns both thorpe arch and elland road but seing as this investment takeover has nothing to do with leeds city councill i think your info is wrong

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I don't believe that Bates owns TA (why would he wont to own it as there is no scope to build value to it) but i do feel he may well own Elland Road which is why he has spent money on it.

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You can't look it up at company's house, because the company is owned out if the British Virgin Islands.

Can anyone think of any businessmen that like to own things anonymously, through web's of companies in tax havens?

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True the takeover has nothing to do with leeds city council,but my friend claims bates wanted the loan to buy thorpe arch from? (anybodys guess)and offered lcc unlimited use of t/a(when not in use by lufc)with repayments over x amount of yrs,lcc and bates drew up contracts on the deal,but then lcc declined due to the fact with the so called owners of t/a being offshore and no info was given or available to who they were.the reason lcc are keeping tabs is- does bates own t/a and did he know the club was going to be sold in the not to distant future? leaving lcc owed millions in loans from a conman who lumped the debt onto lufc who lcc used to have close links with ,while hes conned £6m out of leeds taxpayers pockets,like i stated i dont know if this has anything to do with the takeover delay,but it makes you wonder if bates is delaying while he covers is tracks(my opinion,nobody else`s)

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The mans as slippery as a fish and twice as smelly. The man would probably sell his gran down river for quick buck. I do feel thats were all the money has gone to, from player sales.
mot4life

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Barnaway limited own thorpe arch registered address is7 BRANTWOOD ROAD,
SALFORD
GREATER MANCHESTER
M7 4EN

its not the virgin islands is it you may have it confused with elland road owned by a company based in the virgin islands ands also lcc couldnt fetch a fraud case against bates if he actually owns thorpe arch simple fact there was no loaned made so no fraud commited

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11 Jun 2012 11:19:53
I've heard that the hold up is down to the FA's checks on the new board/chairman to make sure they are ok to run the football team. Documents have been sent to the FA but due to a systems cock up at there end some of the paperwork has been lost so needed to be resent and the checks run again to be sure. I've no information on who is on the new board or any nationalitys thats still tightly under wraps

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Or none of it is true and delay tactics by KB...

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How could u loose paperwork with such importants.

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Thanks fot that info walter mittie two many people just making s**t up no one knows whats happening until its announced end of so stop with the bull plz

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Easy to loose paperwork that important especially if a computer is involved. It only needs a file to be in the middle of a transfer and one of the computers to lock up and that data has a pretty good chance of being corrupted.

Also think of how many transfer deals have failed in the last few years on deadline day because of documents not being recieved by the FA or filled in incorrectly

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I agree stop making sh=te up, to fill your day. If you want something to fill up your day lad, why don't you date the woman on the start up page,for mature woman.com. She looks like she needs bullsh==ting.
mot4life

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Oi! mot4life, quite fancies that myself.
Might take my mind off the goings on. :@)
JB

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11 jun 2012 10:26:55
if you look at the nffc rumours, they are convinced that this hasawi bloke is buying them(ok let them have him) but they are also stating that warnock is being poached by them, hasawi has met nw, when he was interested in buying qpr, cos he's not getting the signings/investment promised by pappa smurf.
not sure if both are true, just reading other comments on other teams pages.
qpr have got us down a taking joey barton for mccormack + £1million??
don't shoot the messenger!!

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I think hawazi is buying leeds, he said as much himself which is why the story first broke,and some kuwaite bloke on twitter is telling me the deal is as good as done but they are still not sure of the team.fits perfectly in with the time scale on rumours going round over here imo.
fingers crossed
forgot to say the lad on twitter is nothing to do with anyone official he is just a fan of hawazi(they love him over there apparently)

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They also stated over there that he had no cash....

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I would fully agree with you, apart from the fact that Hasawi has named both LUFC and NFFC in the same sentance, together with Warnocks name. Why would you mention Warnock and NFFC in the same sentence?? I am being pessimistic over any investment/takeover, so I am not too disappointed, when it does not happen. I hope it does and we get the money we need to challenge for the Championship this coming season and make up a good squad to make an assault on the premier league, where MOST fans think we belong!!
Come on Leeds!!!

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Barton to Leeds? Considering all of the negative comments he made when NW was sacked, about how poor his training methods were etc and how pleased he was to have a professional manager in Hughes, I think it highly unlikely! JH

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@the origional poster the guy has admitted he didnt have the funds to buy an english club if he does come it will be as part of a consortium and his ideas of a transfer policy is to brin kuwait youth players to england is that really what we needs

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Mcormack and 1 milll of barton who would sighn barton while he has a 12 match ban hanging over him lmao get real now if you woulf have said this deal in january ide consider it

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Neil Warnock still has a home in Nottingham and used to love it there

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11 Jun 2012 09:10:20
Aidy White set to leave for either Werder Bremen or Lille in a weeks time
Source: Yorkshire evening post

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That's not what is says? It wrote that White was going to have a last-gasp talk with Leeds in the next week with various European clubs interested in him.

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Don't always believe what you read in the YEP ,most of what they right is idle gossip to fill the pages.

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Damm thats not how i read it it said they was interesteds along with 3 preniership clubs and 1 scottish club get ya facts right

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Sorry, yes the YEP has got it wrong.
Aidy White is having last minute talks with LUFC, to see if he can wrangle a last minute deal, based on the deal layed out by LUFC, against interest from other clubs. Me personally, I do not think he's good enough yet!! He's pacey, a good left sided player, but he has not end product, he needs to make up his mind, whether he's a left back of a left winger, NOT both.
Leeds White

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It did say on a site not long back about white maybe going to lille and werder bremen can't see it myself but you never know

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I personally dont care who signs White as long as it is an English side so we are fairly compensated and not us cos he is awful!! lee

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11 Jun 2012 08:26:28
I work at a soliciters firm, not involved in anyway with the takeover i'll add before anyone gets sceptical.

People coming on saying that confidentiallity contracts will have been signed before these talks started are in principle correct but some information will still leak out of talks. It only takes one lawyer or assistant to have a few too many drinks on a friday night and they could blab something to there mates that would be overheard by someone else.

Even if the rumours on here are actually true, or are based on a grain of truth, nothing on here is particularly damaging to the talks so wouldn't be pursued and no action would be taken, at the end of the day its a rumour site so it can be laughed off if neccessary. Only if something came on here that could damage the reputation of either side, i.e. the takeover company actually made there money making replica Man Utd shirts not as oil tycoons (yes I know silly example but it would make Leeds fans hate them straight away so would be damaging)

Hopefully some official news will come out this week, that has been the only strange thing in these talks. A simple talks are ongoing statement would have usually been released by now by most companys if only to reassure the workforce/fans.

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If you work at a solicitors you would think that you would be able to spell SOLICITORS
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When has Bates ever been bothered about the fans just his pocket I'm afraid

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11 Jun 2012 08:00:21
is it me or is it every target we have been lined up by huddersfield as well now paul green come on leeds sign some players please cant miss out on the players we want to huddersfield surely.
Tim

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Maybe because half of the players we are been rumoured to be after are the players grayson was after when he was at leeds. it was never going to be easy to sign these players when Huddersfield came up as they are willing to spend money so i don't see it as a shock if they get players ahead of us

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I think its very likely Huddersfield will beat us to certain signings. They have genuine ambition thanks.to Hoyle, money to spend, and pay better wages. And their.players aren't in mutiny.

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I'm hoping that WHEN the takeover happens we will be looking at bigger and better players than Paul Green.
Damien Johnson turned Huddersfield down for FLEETWOOD so don't get worried this happens in football.MOT Trevo

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If there is a takeover in progress then from what I can gather there will also be a transfer embargo in place as regards the comeing and going of Players as not to affect the worth of the club
until the takeover if that is what it is is complete

TA

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If there is a "transfer embargo in place" how did we get to sign Pearce?

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Its very easy to give a cryptic statement about being in talks with investors, sending the fans into a frenzy about a takeover, meaning we can't sign anyone.

In my opinion, the lack of signings is due to the same old reasons. I doubt there is any takeover.

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Keep the faith there is certainly a takeover in place and will be announced sooner than later.
Bates is in a untenable position now if he doesn't sell he will be hounded out.
These are not rumours just my own opinion for what its worth.MOT Trevo

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Stop with the doom and gloom,WAIT, and anyone that signs for huddersfield isnt good enough for the mighty whites anyway

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