Leeds Rumours Archive May 12 2012

 

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12 May 2012 19:32:13
Who do you think leeds should get in the club and why? (ie is it coz we need a better, def, mid or att)

And be realistic with the people you say cost and wage!

SO WHO WILL YOU PICK ???? {Ed037's Note - We need a new team lol!}

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After watching Crewe tonight we should try pinch a few of there young lads i.e.
Powell
Leitch-smith
Moore
probably wouldn't make first team straight away but just looking to the future.

Signings to strengthen the team:
Adomah- Bristol City
Chris wood- WBA
Joel Ward- Portsmouth
Darren Ambrose- Crystal Palace
Lewis Dunk- Brighton
i could keep going but these are just a few of the players that show real promise and that a club like ours should be able to attract. Also think they tick all the boxes for NW. BTW this is just my opinion. MOT 4 eva

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No brainer. our no 1 defener has to be no other than richard keogh of coventry. 25 years old, player of the year 2 years running. only problem as usual will be the money.

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GK: Not really required but would take McCarthy again if available.
Defenders: Halford, Hill, Mills, Elokobi
Midfield: Coppinger, Clingan, Ward, Kightly, Wellens
Forward: Beckford, Mackie, Boyd

A few of these will mean Papa has to part with some cash but I can dream. MOT.

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We can only guess at the moment, I'm sure we will have a strong squad come august, hopefully the strongest and most promising for years, I feel very very confident in warnock and believe who ever he brings in will do a job, like he said we don't just need a good squad that can get us promoted we need a squad that can compete in the premiership that will only need a couple additions, so I'm sure he is looking for quality and we won't be disappointed, hope not, fingers crossed

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Powell, Ambrose, Dunk are not realistic!

Team something like this
..............Lonergan
.....Ward.Bamba.Pearce.White
Snodgrass.Leadbitter.Clingan.Diouf
........McCormack.Becchio
Subs From: Cairns, Lees, Kisnorbo, Pugh, Brown, Somma, Rogers, Bromby

Leadbitter, Clingan, Diouf - Free
Bamba p/x for Clayton
Ward - 400k

plus another left back and striker

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I think we need :
Joel ward
Sammy clingan
Dj campbell
Beckford (wages to much so not realistic)
Maybe danni Shittu? ?
And i would like too see boltons paul robinson back on a permenant basis but thats not happening.

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Westwood (or Robinson or McCarthy)
Ward, Bamba (or Halford)
Ambrose, Clingan (or Green), Boyd
Beckford, Bothroyd (or Deeney)

Would sell all but Snodgrass, White & Lees if necessary to fund! (and if money allowed, would try and get '2nd choices' Halford, Green and Deeney as reserves!)

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Oh, and would try and get McCleary as well for back up pace on wing if on a free

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Now this is a no brainer max gradel will have to come
1. the team has no pace he does
2.we basically started off his carear
3.we made him good
4he doesnt like the style his new team play
5.he isnt settled
6.he loves leeds

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No gradel pal becos how long do you think it will take for his head to turn again. if he really did love leeds then he wud of stayed. FACT!! mot4life

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12 May 2012 19:30:51
If smith was that good today why didn't he score!? We need to be moving forward! If we were to take a former player back I would like Beckford back without a doubt but I want us to be looking forward for young hungry players who can get the job done.

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Smith was like howson from leeds lived in leeds i went to the same scool as smith (Rodillian in Lofthouse) but we never talked haha

And his time as a footballer is up and will never be as good as he was but i would love see him back because he is what leeds are about, a leeds lad is rough and ready and does not care what happens to him as long as he trys his best for the club.

MOT

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He is not what Leeds are about,why this obsession about a guy who is well past his best,dont give a pork balls with sweet and sour sauce where hes from,Beckford yes,Gradel yes,Smith no way,get a life bud.

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Hang on just because you play well, it doesn't mean you have to score a goal. Ian Bennett had a good game, should he have scored?

Seriously though, Smith looked to be improving and would love to see him sign permanently at MK Dons.

He needs a year with starting football, to get his career back on track so I do agree that he's probably not the right man to start for Leeds.

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He played 60 mins in a league 1 game and was subbed.
He's in the past now.
Beckford was great with becchio I think he realises what a great foil becchio was for him now.
Prefer gradel back along with a free kick specialist to take advantage of all the free kicks outside the box that gradel wins

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Smith Leeds through n through, hmm remember someone called howson that played for us who was ment to be that, problem is howson was twice the player smith has ever been

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Wasn't he playing in midfield? I don't know about you, but I don't watch football expecting midfielders to score. It's obviously unsurprising, as they can get into forward positions, but it's strikers that you be expecting to score.

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I'm sorry i can't take this smith bashing anymore. Smith was an excellent player for Leeds and one I will always remember, he went to Man Utd but only because he had to. The Man Utd fans loved him and when he got sent off playing for England the fans applauded him. Howson is and will never be nowhere near to how good smithy was. He isn't good enough at the moment but I will remember smithy till I die but will I rembember howson, probably not.

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Hi, applauded after being sent off playing for England just about sums up Smith, or does it sum up English football supporters?
Smith has a dreadful scoring record, dreadful discipinary record, cannot tackle, cannot pass, and now struggles to finish a game in division one.
And the weirdest thing is some people want him back at Leeds.
He did nothing the first time when he was young and useless, what would he bring now he is old and even more useless?

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I remember Robert Ayala saying smith and viduka were the hardest strike partnership he played against, not bad for a player who can't pass, shoot, tackle..... Anyway goodluck to smithy, hope he bags a goal and does one over udders.

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Smithy was a very good player the last time he was at Leeds, his goal to game ratio might not have been the best but he was a team player, he would defend and back track at every chance to help his team mates! this is the kind of player Leeds need. He needs regular first team game to regain that edge, therefore he's not what Leeds need now. As for him being useless sorry but Man Utd and Newcastle Utd do not buy players and play them if they are useless. People need to get over the fact that he Left Leeds for Man Utd, he did what he had to. When Man Utd come knocking you listen they are one of the biggest and most successful teams in the world (unfortunately). MOT

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Smith palyed Ok, nothing fantastic..dont see where
a) He could play in our team
b) We need him
c) he wouldnt be happy sat on the bench
d) Not the best at scoring..if Fergie took the mick out of Smith when he said he didnt buy smith as a striker he bought him for midfield and thats where he played all the time, even at Newcastle, It was only at Leeds where he was up front.

Better off spending the 10K + per week he will demand on somebody else.

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Smith has nothing whatsoever to offer I'm afraid. We haven't got the money to waste on a non-playing mascot. If we're going to spend good money on one former player, I want Beckford back. Let's concentrate our energies on making our desire to have Beckford back known...

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Hi, my goodness, the opinion of Ayala makes Smith a superstar, how silly of me to not know that.

As for Man U and Newcastle not signing useless players, what did Smith do for either of them? And of course both clubs transfer records are littered with successes, no way have they ever made a bad signing.
Smith was bought as a striker, when his managers realised he could not score goals, he was shoehorned into midfield.
Please save me from all this "track back, help team mates team player" nonsence,
his job was to score goals, which he could not do, so as I say he was and is useless.

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At the end of the day the guy is on 60k at Mk dons still (nufc are making up the bulk) he'd be offered 15k maximum at leeds and it would be a huge gamble for him and us....do you think he'd want that? no of course he wouldnt. and dont state he isnt interested in the money and is looking to stay at mk that wont happen in a month of sundays unless no one else is interested thats why hes mentioned taking a coaching role as a fall back net. WE NEED PACE.....SMITH HAS NONE AND CANT FINISH AN ENTIRE GAME IN LG1.....not a chance!

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12 May 2012 19:24:11
Not a chance we would get 8mill for snoddy. I'd take 5 for him. Get a couple of quality players for that.

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3 mill is more near the mark i think,but i agree 8 mill is ridiculous!!

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12 May 2012 19:02:33
who is this miralem pjanic we are ment to be linked to

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This is a joke right? Cos Pjanic is a beast who plays for Roma he's a watered down Eden Hazard

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Bs rumour. Will NEVER EVER happen. It's like being linked with Modric

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Not on your Nelly! probably the most outrageous rumour by far

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Think some1 got bored and picked a name from FIFA 12

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Same pjanic that left Lyon for Roma last summer for 10m? Haha... Moron. :)

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If we signed this guy then we'd be signing the likes of Ramsey and Sandro to go in midfield too. NOT HAPPENING.

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He's coming on a free with maradona and messi as sweeteners.

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Ha ha leeds of old in their champions league days yes, remember we are a lowly championship team jnow.

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12 May 2012 18:29:40
IN
Beckford
Danns
Jamie Ward
Luke Varney
George Friend
Diouf

OUT
White - Newcastle (4 mil)
Snodgrass - Newcastle (8 mil)
Rachubka - Charlton (£190,000)
Clayton - Birmingham (1.2 mil) {Ed037's Note - Birmingham wouldn't be able to afford that and we'd only get upto 1.5 mil in comp for White }

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White who can leave on a free, danns that would cost far too much Beckford who's pirce and wage would kill us, rachubka who is leauge 2 at best and im not even gunna start with clayton, reality check

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Total Nonsense. Comments like the above, you need a reality check.

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Rachubka can go for nothing, let larry have him at town,

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Rachubka 190,000 ? Been playing FIFA too much. Try 50-100,000 max

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Beckford no bates wont fund the wages,

danns nope is settled and was begginging to findhis for at leicester before he was injured

ward looks likely but two defenders from pompey i know the only got relegated cuz of points deduction but still was leaky are the much better than what we had last year ? your choise

varney cant see it with appaently leics, cardiff etc after him again bates will he compete for an unproven championship striker

friend - (Car friend) possible

diouf - good but is he too disruptive

white compo thats all like ed said

snodgrass never 8 million if he opts not to re sign prem clubs will wait till jan and offer next to nothing and leeds have 2 choices take something or nothing

clayton dont think anyone wants him high wage demands publicly announced before anyone even thinks about an offer

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8 million sounds like a lot of money for Snoddgrass, although is more realistic that 190,000 for goalkeeper Chubaka. Robbo 77

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White is on a free, Snodgrass has all but agreed new deal, Rachubka will go to a League 1 club at best, and Birmingham currently have a transfer embargo. You are a tool. {Ed013's Note - Leeds will get around 1.5 million in compensation for White}

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12 May 2012 09:04:51
Jay Bothroyd in talks with NW at Leeds

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Hopefully true, but cnt see it, he's gonna be on 20k plus, and we've only offered snoddy 15k, so unless he takes a massive wage drop, there's no way it will happen

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Championship clubs can't pay more than 20k now

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Am I not correct in saying that NW is away on holidays at the moment? {Ed013's Note - Not yet, end of the month}

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Bothroyd and Beckford up front? make it happen. 50+ goals between them with Becchio, Mac and Somma chipping in. we do want to win the league right?

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Sounds good but he only signed a contract in July 2011 so dont get your expectations up unless Hughes decides to offload and even then there will be a fee ontop of min 15k a week. Equally Jame Coppinger of Doncaster who has been mentioned has also signed a four year deal in Jul 2011. Both on wish list but more wishful than obtainable

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He is getting old i think he is 30yr and he is not as good as he was with cardiff 2 years ago

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I've never really being Bothroyd's biggest fan, and even though he is a good player, I think Warnock might be able to find someone better for cheaper wages.

Also I might be the only Leeds fan who doesn't want Beckford back at Leeds. I just find that when things don't go his way in a match, he tends to become easily frustrated.

From the rumours it sounds as if we are looking for a striker who is younger, cheaper, fast, and a work-horse. Don't have a clue who it could be, but obviously Warnock knows a lot more than I do.

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Hi, so would that be why Neil Warnock is the Leeds manager and you are not? Let's see....

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Yeah that's why he said what he did. Don't just post to slag someone off. Offer opinions on football for discussion else go outside and play tig with your mates.

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Hi, a self defeating argument, you do want people to post just to slag people off, but you post to slag someone off.
Oh, and your football opinion in your post was....?

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