Leeds Rumours Archive June 13 2012

 

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13 Jun 2012 22:29:34
All leeds fans..

We all spend so much time speculating about an investor or takeover.. well lets look at somethings here..

During an interview after the blackpool game.. NW stated that the team was no where near good enough.. He also said that things were going on behind the scenes at ER and "couldnt say anymore" also "leeds have an exciting year ahead next season"

All this about NW leavin is all paper talk and I believe that he knew these were ongoing n thats why bates brought him in...

Anyone else feel like this is correct or is it just me getrin ahead of myself

As for the takeover i also believe these talks have bin goin on for a while long befor we even found out.. Bates knows he cant take us to the promiseland and wants a big pay off before he dissappears...

Al Hasawi stated that he had bought an english club and wouldnt say anything until 21st June.. Funny dont u think wen A) we havent heard anything yet regardinf the takeover B) He likes NW. C) He says he cant afford to buy foorball clubs( just something to put people off)

I honestly believe an announcement will ne made closer to the end of JUne but allow NW to carry on with his new plans.. We bought PEarce befor Nw went away but how do we know deals arent already in place with the players he spoke to...

Mot forever.... Leedsutdfan

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The guy really dont have the money all his money is tied up in his business unless he sells his business empire worth 400 million or he could loan against the busines which means leeds will be made topay back his loan

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I usually disagree with every dribble that gets posted but I do see your point and you could be correct but I will not fully believe till it's in. Black and white

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Id love to believe this was true but im realistic. when was the last time something positive happened at leeds?

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Ken Bates did say when you appointed Colin that it was the most inportant appointment he has ever made.

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13 Jun 2012 21:33:50
News from chesterfield Leeds competing with Sheffield.u for goalkeeper tommy lee I,m from chesterfield and a Leeds fan so would be really happy to see this happen .

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I know Tommy Lee, I used to live on the same street as him in Keighley, I doubt he'll join Leeds, he's Manchester United through and through

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I went to see chesterfield at wembly and tommy lee looked better than any gk leeds have had

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Alan smith was Leeds through and through didn't stop him going to them!

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Trust me, a player doesnt mind what club he's at as long as there's

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I doubt this will happen, my dad has just come back from being on holiday in Mexico with tommy lee and I'm pretty sure he'd of mentioned something then.

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13 Jun 2012 20:52:00
leeds going for double swoop on huddersfield
jack hunt and alex smithies john fitz leeds 15

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I've never seen a peacock swoop before. I've seen them nosedive and crash though. Where is the cash coming from then, sainsburys 2 for 1 profits or the Chicago mafia?

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Come on fella how many names you mentioned now ayala 5 or 7 others hunt just signed a new contract so that rules him out leeds have nailed kenny on a 2 year deal so smithies is out

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Atleast come up with something more balieveble. My little girl wouldn't buy that this week or next. Tell him daiel!
mot4life

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13 Jun 2012 20:48:48
I've heard the really reason for KB selling up is not to have a go at a final challenge with Rangers (surely too late for that anyway seeing as they have started winding up the club and forming a new company).

The real reason is that his missus has had a health scare so he wants to sell up and retire to spend as much time with her as he can.

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What ever the reason and if thats true, then lets hope he can step up for his wife, a little better then he did for us.
mot4life

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I know that Samantha Bates has been unwell, and that both of them are increasingly losing interest in LUFC. Their attendances at games has been increasingly sporadic.
NW had a big bust up with Shaun Harvey before he went on holiday, and some sources at the club say that he will go unless some funds are released soon.

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I actually met and spoke with susannah bates at the christmas do last year and shes actually a really nice woman, hope this isnt true

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13 Jun 2012 20:31:57
ok i know the la galaxy link is an old rumour but robbie rogers is training @la galaxy to get his fitness levels up for the start of pre season just wondering if the the link up is because of the takeover just a thaught milky

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Totally unrelated. Rogers is just building up his fitness as the MLS is in the midst of their season and I'd imagine they have top notch facilities being the best team in the MLS. Also got AJ Delegarzas phone number who plays for LA Galaxy and asked him to ask Robbie if he knows anything about the takeover and he said the players know nothing and have been told nothing. AJ Delegarza went to a high school (Lackey high school) local to the high school (Westlake high school) that I used to go to. He has also driven my brother and myself home once after a night out so I know him personally. Strong, pacy defender. Can play at RB or CB. Could use him at Leeds actually.

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Like i said just a thaught and so you cant unconfiirm its not galaxy then

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13 Jun 2012 20:22:03
Just saw Alan Smith in the supermarket near Rothwell. I have to say, he seemed steaming drunk and was slurring his words. Very amicable lad. He said he IS returning to Leeds. However, its conditional on the takeover being completed and so he is sitting tight. He said he has back up offers from Millwall, MK Dons and Barnsley if it doesn't come off. Would people want him back?

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Smith is tee-total think maybe someone else was drunk?

South Leeds white

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What supermarket and what part of leeds ? Rubbish !

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Hasn't lived in that area for a lot of years.

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I am the original poster. As I stated it was Rothwell, Morrisons if you want to be particular about the supermarket! I know Smith used to be tee-total but not anymore. Certainly not on tonights showing where he was extremely drunk. He was really nice though. Said NW sold the move to him in a couple of minutes.

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Sold to the alci in the MK dons top. Not difficult. Mid table league 1 or mid table championship mmm

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He must have been drunk and so is anyone who wants him back. Please let this horse rest in peace and stop flogging it. SLC

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Here we go again with the Smith rubbish,FFS leave it alone he aint what we need,hes found his level now in league one,rumour is hes signing a two year deal at MKD,be about 50 then eh.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Absolutely not, on any account -and purely on footballing grounds. Sadly, once that burst of initial youthful energy faded, Smithy has been shown to be a pretty mediocre player ability-wise; and following his injuries is now painfully slow as well. Struggled to get into a League One side of late. Would be an act of sentimental stupidity, I'm afraid; surely NW isn't turning soft in the head? Sorry guys, but 1998-2002 (Smithy's heyday) was an awful long time ago...

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He may not have live in the erea but he as a family =P

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Funny that Alan Smith was steaming drunk especially as he is tea-total and always has been!

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Smith is well known to be tee total, so not sure about this.
He is a has- been, whose position in his last 2 clubs has always been in doubt as he doesn't fit as either a striker or a midfielder, and he is injury prone.
His first couple of seasons as a striker at Leeds are a distant memory. Buying him would be a retrograde step

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The supermarket is in rothwell? there isnt one near? alan smith is tee total end of & im marrying cameron diaz on friday!!!

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Regardless of whether or not this rumour is true, it is certainly more entertaining than the tedious wild speculation about the takeover that we keep reading. Thankfully the 2012-13 starting elevens have disappeared.

Anyway: Harvey, Reaney, Madeley...

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13 Jun 2012 19:16:26
I do not have any idea who this mystery bidder is but one thing I do know and something I am near enough certain on due to an insider at the club is that Ken Bates wants to sell up for one final challenge at Rangers, end of, no secret twists just simply that he wants one final crack before leaving the game for good. My main point of contact has already confirmed that Ken has said he has taken the club as far as he can and that it needs someone with a substantial amount of money to take us into the Premier League at the very least. All the silly rumours on Arab billionaire's here there and everywhere have no solid foundations, it would be lovely if those rumours have substance but at this stage I cannot see it. What I also know is that there is currently a transfer embargo which has been imposed due to the fact that Bates is on the verge of selling and moving on. Neil Warnock has been told to keep in touch with agents and other managers and to continue pursuing his list of targets, the only issue we have there is that these targets may not wait around for our embargo to be lifted and may well find alternative clubs to join.

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I'm sorry but I think that you've looked back at previous posts added two or three of them together, embellished them slightly and come up with a load of drivvle.
Seen straight through you mate.
Also noticed the lack of signing off.
JB

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The fact is you don't have a clue whatsoever, a little rumour comes out and then build on it making cr*p up.

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Ok you telling fibs on 2 fronts rangers will cease to trade within 2 weeks so that rules out bates as it will take him longer than that to buy rangers 2 front if you had a man on the inside you would have the name of the person buying the club milky

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So he's taken Leeds (debt free) as far as he can, but he's got enough cash to take over rangers who're in liquidation, and facing 30m pound back tax bill. Doesn't add up

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In that case you need to change your source or keep up with the news.
Rangers have been taken over lol.

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13 Jun 2012 19:05:26
Evening all

I went in the Elland Road stadium tour last weekend and had a chat with John McClelland (ex Leeds who gives the tour) .....

I asked him about takeover but he wouldn't comment, just said they are an attractive proposition etc etc. When I asked him about transfers he said he believes we have 2 or 3 in the bag but wont be announced until July/August! He went on to say the reason for this is that they will probably be coming on free transfers and a lower wage than their last club, apparently if out of contract players don't find a club their previous club has to pay them another months salary, like a notice period!

Chriselvo MOT

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That don't sound too good unless they prem. Players dropping down a div

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If thay are on a free transfer warnock will have them at leeds for the start of pre season training milky

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Deal is off takeover is off and warnock is off this is just all talk created to buy as much time as he can hopefully enough time to wait till end of August

Normanton white mr sennett

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You sound like a bunch of ferretts! sort it out

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13 Jun 2012 17:09:54
Strong source coming from Elland Road, Fawaz Al Hasawi is indeed the mystery bidder for Leeds United and has pledged to take the club back to the top of the Premier League within the next 2 years with an enormous investment in the playing squad. His aim is to win the Championship in 12/13, overhaul the squad and sign world class players in the summer before 13/14 begins and make a serious assault on the securing a Champions League spot for the 14/15 season with a serious assault on the Premier League title in 15/16. I'm not the usual riff raff that comment on here, this is a serious tip off from a gentleman with inside knowledge.

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And then we all woke up lol, If only..
MJB66.

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I'm the usual riff raff, think your talking a load of cobblers (not a swear word).
Riff raff, the cheek of him.
JB

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Ok there was made up pictures of kuwaite ny=umber plated cars outside elland raod eveb a camel tied up outside the clubshop that dont mean the kuwait guy is taking over al fawazi has stted many time he doent have the funds to take over an english club hi idea was to fetch young kuwait players over to learn the english game also if your rumour is true the maximum he can invest out of his own pocket is 6 million so he wont heavily invest i would tell your freind to stop bulling you milky

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As much as i would love to say .. Amen to that!

Not happening !

Things like this don't happen to Leeds !

Jm

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Im sure if we was contending for the champions league im sure we would be also good enuff to win the league in the same year anyway what aload of jibba

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I think he means a champions league place, i.e. Fourth in the premier league gets you in to champions league. Would love it to be true but im affraid its rubbish
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Even if this is true world class players wouldnt come. we'd have to secure a mid table finish first for a few seasons and build our way up it wont happen over 2/3 years, more like 5/6.

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I think world class players would come to play premier league if the money was good enough...if enough were to come to allow us to challenge for Europe again it could be an attractive proposition. The Edge MOT

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13 Jun 2012 17:06:57
Just bin outside elland road and see kuwaiti number plates outside the ground.. woo hoo! i said to the missus . love that car

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So they flew the car over as well, yer right give your head a shake.

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Why would they have Kuwait plates did they drive there from Kuwait {Ed013's Note - Its a very long drive!}

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Of course you would bring a car all the way from Kuwait when you can jump on your private jet and be driven around in a chauffeured limo over here.

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Why would they fly their cars over?
Think about it.
JB

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I saw the car on twitter as well. It's a poor car that cannot make a trip to London let alone from Kuwait. Maybe is a student or smth. Patience please. I am starting to believe that something good is going on. Whoever can keep Bates off slagging someone is obviously a top one.

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I saw a couple of camals outside the bremner statue as well so this guy could be talking sense

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Go away rich people hire cars, in fact i am poor and even i hire cars when abroad

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So I take it he flew over in his private jet and took his car with him so he could drive himself to ER from Leeds/Bradford? Briefcase handcuffed to his arm full of money as well?

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Or my god u need t chill out peeps i was bin sarcastic.. i saw a silly picture on tw@#?er earlia.. dumb it was... even more dumb that 6 people actually believe the post... desperation...

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Could these new investors not afford to fly over from kuwait? dear God.

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Advice please ... if you're poor, how can you afford to go abroad and hire cars?

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13 Jun 2012 15:13:35
As soon as the takeover/investment is completed. NW will complete the signings of Paddy Kenny 350k, Lee Peltier 400k and Ben Watson 400k.

Also think that we have signed some free agents (green and diouf) but they cant be announced until July 1st.


MOT

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Rob Green expected to sign for QPR in the next 2 days so Kenny is looking a done deal...

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Actually you can announce the signing of green and ell dodgy duffer at any time as they have refused contracts and there names have been sent to every club

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Depends if and who buying the club gives Warnock good money and can buy better players than them, would be having them on the bench

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I've heard that many rumours about supposed signings and being in "pole position" that until a player is stood outside Thorpe arch next to Neil warnock holding this seasons shirt with name and squad number on the back I won't believe it

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At least this is a proper rumour not like the sh**e that came after this one
JB

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13 Jun 2012 15:05:17
First time post, committed Leeds fan, passing on info from source I have dealings with in business, sounds bit defensive but do not want to give too much away about source as may cause trouble.
Rumour is that bates is under pressure to sell but price offered is not right. Company involved known as GHD, I know they used to sponsor shirts. Obviously looked into this and the ghd straightner company based in Leeds, but
When I googled GHD and Leeds it gave some information about a German,US link, but when I searched it there were too many pages.
Anyway, in a nutshell if anyone can research this GHD then we might be on to a lead!!!
Sweep

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GHD, stands for good hair day. I think after spending a few minutes researching this claim of yours, I have come to this conclusion. you are trying a crafty way to advertise your company (leeds based) or you simply got your links crossed. therefore GO HOME DEAR, TRY AGAIN mot

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Think your way off the mark there mate, Martin Penny who owned the patent to GHD sold his share some way back and does not have the wealth for a serious investment, Martin still lives near Bradford and is a silent board member to OHS who second sponsor Leeds, however they will not be renewing investment this season due to Harvey wanting an extra 500k to renew -
Trust me this i know

The Futures Bright The Futures White

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OK morse, i'm all over it like a flannel!

MOT Mav

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GHD..

Don't think you're being straight !

bad hair day ?

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When was GHD on our shirts?

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Think it was ohs on the shirts, see post above with guy having interest in both companies

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13 Jun 2012 14:45:19
Rumour of an announcement early evening, hearing figures of a 10 million injection for the squad.

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Your info must be wrong most that can be invested is 6 million

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13 Jun 2012 13:27:48
TAKEN FROM TWITTER: @Leedsunited_mad

lufc to have a cash injection by Saturday at the latest, NW has been told of the situation and to continue the recruitment drive 4 2012/13.

Bates will remain at the club but with reduced control and whatever happens will leave at end of 2012/13 for the sake of his health.

This deal has been a tough one to organise, not surprising really will the people involved.

FL455H

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Absolute garbage. No investor will be handing millions of over to a man who is on the verge of retirement due to ill health.

Leeds United Mad needs to start thinking about the rubbish that they make up before they post in on Twitter.

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The source, like others, has nor been validated in any way.

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When will people understand that nobody knows anything. People make up rumours trying to convince themselves as much as others that something is going to happen but unfortunately nobody has a clue apart from the people involved with the investment/takeover deal (if there even is one - smoke and mirrors!!). Not being negative just being realistic

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'When will people understand that nobody knows anything. People make up rumours trying to convince themselves as much as others that something is going to happen but unfortunately nobody has a clue apart from the people involved with the investment/takeover deal (if there even is one - smoke and mirrors!). Not being negative just being realistic'

to right mate but its a laugh reading all this rubbish dont you think

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13 jun 2012 13:04:23
it's all over the bbc sport web page that
nffc are in major talks with at least two new possible owners - but nothing on the rumour pages
strange that - i thought we were the
only one's in the dark about everything!!!

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13 Jun 2012 12:49:51
Strong rumour coming out of Ibrox this morning is that the reason LUFC are in investment talks with potential buyers is that Ken Bates wants to try and save Rangers as his last hoorah. He is leading a consortium which will attempt to save them from liquidation. Also note, for all you non believers Charles Green has lost investment and is struggling to come up with the £5.5million required to purchase the club. Have a look at SSN all you non-believers. All hail Ken Bates, lord and saviour of football for thousands. Watch this space.
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Bates wont take over @rangers untill he has sold his stake in leeds that means any controll and share and it would be better for rangers to go inti liquidation and apply to be allowed back in the premier league likk a lot of scottish clubs have done

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Checked SSN there's nothing on there you muppet!!, shouldn't you be at school?

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Theres a lot of conflicting info here. why would bates be involved with rangers, if he's selling up wholely or partly at lufc, due to ill health?? if he was ill he would not get involved with rangers, and if he did sell up completely, he would then not go and buy another club cos he's meant to be ill!!??

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What a load of rubbish. Need I say more. More chance of Leeds spending over a million on one player!!

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Non-believers is right mate, your only proof is Green is struggling to find the money, so of course bates will buy rangers, love the logic but really come on.

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13 Jun 2012 11:23:32
Leeds are not involved in investment talks there now for sale
There was an offer from an American to buy naming rights to elland road with a cash sum for new signings but ken bates is dying so has been forced to reasses and now wants to sell Leeds utd
I posted on here couple of weeks ago and was told I was a liar,a scum fan and a t##t but I was right
Harvey and lorimer were gonna quit cos bates rejected the investment but due to his health the club would have been in limbo when he died prompting the resignation from lorimer and Harvey as bated wanted to leak the investment news even though it was never an option thus forcing his hand into a sale but not the same company involved in takeover as was investment
I'm ready for all the fickle p#$#s to tell me I'm lying but time will prove me right
Russjon {Ed013's Note - I hope this isn't a vicious attack on Mr Bates. It doesn't matter how much someone dislikes him, death is a little harsh}

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So assuming what you are saying is correct, have LUFC only been put up for sale recently or are they still in throes of negotiation to sell the club as opposed to investment?

KTJ - Kent

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It's not an attack on bates I'm not massively anti bates truth be told he saved us when Noone else would

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Ok now where is your proof ime not doubting you but rumours are out there and everyone wants to chuck there little bit in but when asked for prood they dissapear
milky

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Contradicted yourself in the forst line a takeover is an invetsment

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When will all know about the sale as you seem to know alot about bates i,e his ill health, so when will he sell? who are your sources?

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Little harsh this one, but TBH that's the ultimate end for us all, so yes I am sure time will prove you right !!!

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I dont like the man either but i wouldn't wish him to die that was abit lousey

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I doubt even a word or that is true. There is no way any outsider could have such information.

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Doubt it all you want it's fine
What proof do you suggest I post a copy of the contract or something maybe that would pacify you t!t
I never wished him dead if you read my reply to editors post I'm not totally against bates just passing on what I no if you want it guaranteed in black and white f#k off a rumours site and wait for a statement from the club. {Ed013's Note - To the posters that respond, if I wasn't happy that this was a genuine rumour, I would have blocked it or deleted the thread once it was replied to. I don't see any vicious intent and I am sure that the level headed people would not wish death on Mr Bates anyway}

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This post about bates dieing could be misinterpreted as he as got numonia. and he is a very ill man... I do like bates for as much as he saved our club yet he didn't do it for our sake he did it for money as we all no he is a shrewd business man. I hope he gets well very soon this was talked about in the gym yesterday morning.

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So poster you admitting you have no proof just another rumour you heard {Ed013's Note - Its a rumours site!}

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Ed: Surely, as per your bulletin post at the top, this kind of post is intollerable. If Mr Bates is poorly, in real terms it is none of our business and I'm sure the majority will wish him well.
JB {Ed013's Note - We all wish him well if it is true, I know the poster is on often and it is a genuine rumour otherwise I wouldn't allow it. You should see the sick one's against Mr Bates that are vicious and out of order that I delete. If people are really against it I will delete it, but as a rumour I have given it a chance. Your choice guys?}

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A little harsh??? god help someone if they really upset ya...lol

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Has the Harvey and Lorimer thing been offically said?

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You have to admit that Bates' silence is cause enough for rumours of this nature, but he looked well enough in court last week. While I dont believe hes dying, I think its entirely conceivable that at close to 80 years old he surely has to think about his quality of life now and this will undoubtedly have ended with him planning an exit - his ownership vehicle of Leeds is called Outro for crying out loud! We're all fed up, but this is the endgame, he's going, it will take time, but he really is going.

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You Vile person!!! I am not the greatest
Mr Bates admirer but he came into are club and sorted a lot of mess out.At the time ALL LEEDS FANS...! were relived that are club was going to be ok.Now is a good time for another chapter for LUFC to move forward with someone else....Football and someones health is completely different .. MOT ..SUPER LEEDS !!! Steve {Ed013's Note - The original poster left a reply in the 3rd post stating that it wasn't an attack on Mr Bates, otherwise I would have deleted it. I don't think he is dying and wouldn't wish that on him, although there may be some truth in that Mr Bates could be ill and therefore may have decided the time is right to hand the club over or even be a share holder or silent partner. I also don't believe the Rangers rumours about Mr Bates wanting to take over them as I am sure this will be his last job in football so he can go and chill out with all his millions}

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Again I obviously need to defend myself
I wish no harm to ken bates at all and as for concrete proof I don't believe anyone on this site ever has any hence the name
I have 'my source' like everyone else and if I turn out to be wrong then I apologise but my source is usually reliable and journalists use him(not sure if that's a good point or not)

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Well that depends if the journalists are from the sun or not. On the other note the guy did say he wasn't wishing bates dead. He simply said he had heard that he was dying and if it is true that Mr Bates is very ill then it would stand to reason that he would want to sell and hopefully concentrate on getting well again. and if so I wish him a speedy recovery

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Here here from the origional poster who feels like Edwina currie in the major household
I don't want him dead I think he is a character who saved our club
I was just passing on my info on his health and suddenly I'm vile!!
Russjon

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If Ken Bates is unwell, I would like to wish him a speedy recovery. Some things, just some, are more important than football.

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13 Jun 2012 10:24:26
If the YEP are correct and we are favourites to sign peltier, which could be done in the next 2 weeks then I'm lost...

This could either mean that the takeover has fallen through potentially as no transfers would be concluded whilst a takeover/investment is going on! Or, that it could all be wrapped up n concluded within the next 2 weeks with NW having money in the kitty!

the YEP do speak a load of tosh at times so there's a fair chance this vould just be them with no fresh stories, making bull up! Either way, in 2 n half weeks time iys July and preperation is becoming more vital each day....things need sorting!

Scot MOT!

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Its just been a cover up . we can go get players signed up basically as soon as out of contract players contracts are up which is end of month beginning of next

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I very much doubt Peltier will come it says on his twitter that its all rumours and he hasnt heard anything.

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Im not too sure if buying any player would help/not help during the take over. Leeds cant just stand still while all this is going on, im sure that players can be bought/sold during the takeover ( if there is actually one going on!), I think the only issue would be if the fee was in excess of 1M then this could effect the assetts of the company and therefore the overall asking price.

Im sure by now a price is agreed, its probably how its paid, like most take overs, the FULL amount is never paid at once, usually 50%, then the rest paid over an agreed time based upon underlying performance and profit. Similar to a players deal...ie so much per goal/englnad cap.

I think the later is the sticking point, maybe uncle ken, becasue of his age, doesnt want it drawn out too long, so its down to realising the best deal for all.

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Surely this happened at reading.
a takeover, and then an eventual ownership by there now russian owner.
they must have signed players during the time all this was going on, however much they cost.

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Original poster here,

I take on board what people are saying but the fact is, the people who say we can/will/should still sign players through a takeover - who exactly are you expecting to fund these transfers?!

Inward transfers - if KB is selling Leeds why would he pay any money towards players if he's soon to be gone, there's no logic. And no potential new owner is gonna give cash running the risk that at any point a takeover deal could fall through!

Outward deals - again, who do you expect ultimately to make the final decision?! If we are in talks it obviously means KB is willing to sell...why would he then devalue the price of the club by selling our better players?! Also, his valuation of certain players could be very different to potential buyers and put them off if players are going for pitence.

I thought these were reasons why business is generally not done whilst a takeover is in place?!

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Sorry ed - meant to sign off previous comment with

Scot MOT!

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Is YEP ever correct, today it will not doubt say he wants to say and fight for his place at the foxes. YEP is rubbish, I don't ever bother looking any more, its the same story they just change the player, the leeds section is just ficton and should not be allowed to go to print.

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13 Jun 2012 09:36:12
Leeds United: Whites hope to bag Leicester City starLeeds United are in pole position to sign Leicester City defender Lee Peltier and could finalise the deal later this-y.e.p if this is ture whats happened to take over /investment cant sign any one with this going on

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I wouldnt hold your breath on a takeover when SSN are not even reporting anything about one...

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It's the YEP just posting dribble, they have no news on the club so their using old storys, no money for ward deal so how can the club afford the funds for him?

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The Ward deal did not fall down over money contrary to what YEP say. A deal was agreed with Portsmouth and wages agreed with Ward. Two things changed 1) Porstmouth wanted all money up front and 2) Ward decided to stay in the London area because of his girlfriend.
SSN won't report anything because they have nothing to report due to NDA's being in place on parties involved in the deal.
Expect the deal to be investment initially with a phased takeover.

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There is no reason why transfers cannot take place whilst investment or takeover talks are ongoing. A contingency type sum could have been set aside in the accounting for such. Anyway if talks are advanced the potential investors might have given the go ahead to spend a bit. NW might also be pushing for the funds. Calm down everyone. The fact that a couple of weeks ago an official statement informed us that talks regarding long term investment are being held and nothing has come out since must mean those talks are still progressing. If the deal had fallen through we would have been informed. Silence is good news and the fact that no one , not even the YEP, knows anything is a sure sign that things are progessing. JD

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13 Jun 2012 09:31:09
Patrick kenny‏@p20ddy

Back home tomorrow and ready for it now and loads of stuff to get sorted #busyboy #allovertheplace
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Wonder if that means talks with NW...?

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13 Jun 2012 07:36:36
Talk about scratching around for stories 'Leeds seeded for cup' if we hadn't been seeded we'd have been the only championship side not seeded which would have been a story! On another note the switch seems to have gone from middle east to north American now to Chinese so which is it you people in the know? Phil Bramley

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No it sebastian sainsbury he offering bates 5 years free shopping

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No one is in the know because no one knows nothing.
Its a rumours site and until Bates wants us to know thats how it will be just rumours.Trevo

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Someone knows something they just aint saying !

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Its a time consortium. Bill Gates has supposedly invented a time machine and has asked Picasso, Charles Dickens, Howard Hughes and Michael Jackson to put money in his new consortium. Picasso, Dickens and Jackson will come to the future to collect their royalties first which is why its taking along time because nobody believes they are who they say they are.
The chairman is believed to be Jefferson Davis, whom will appoint General Robert E. Lee as manager as he needs someone who can make miracles happen on the battle field of Elland Road.
This is about the only consortium that hasn't been linked yet, but I heard they could be buying Forrest instead.
LOL

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13 Jun 2012 00:26:13
Heard Leroy Lita might be on NW's wanted list

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Would be a good signing, was quality for M'borough

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I thought m'boro were keeping hold of all there players. there manager was told he did not have to sell and could actually buy without losing players!!

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I thought Lita moved to Swansea for 1.75m last year?

I think he struggled a bit last year for Swansea, and with Brendan Rodgers leaving it does sound plausible he would be up for grabs. Think they would want to re-coup some of the fee back, as he is only 27.

I'm sure his wages would be a stumbling block.

Do agree though he was a good player for Middlesbrough

(Mickey1992)

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