Leeds Rumours Archive August 15 2012

 

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15 Aug 2012 21:56:07
In terminal 5 today in the BA lounge. Some geezer in a loud pin stripe is in there waiting for the short hop up to Manchester. Haven't a clue who he is but it becomes clear he is a football agent. About 50ish and unable to talk quietly. May well have been a complete bullsh*tter but looked too well clad to be a chav loudmouth and you only get in the domestic lounge if your flying frequently. Anyway he is talking about how his client is gagging for a chance to prove he has been misunderstood and would be a great acquisition for a northern club as he wants to come home. He either referred to him as Bents or Benj or something like that. I think it was Bentley from Spurs but it could just as well as been Benz and he was talking about about a motor. All this is irrelevant. What gaffes me off is this guy is talking like his 'client' is a stiff and there is no loyalty. How much how long and what is in it for me. To be honest I wanted to chin him but I suspect he used to be centre half as he resembled the proverbial outside brick carsey! TeeCee

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Cheers for that hope you tell us this again mate

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So let me get this straight, don't know who the guy was in the airport, who the guy was he was talking about or who the club was? That's a hell of a rumour buddy

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Think his point was how bad agents are for the game and how they encourage disloyalty. Or I might just be guessing...

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15 Aug 2012 21:56:07
shaun wright phillips to join leeds

james

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Don't want him thanks. Rather have a far younger David templeton or even George Boyd.

JDC

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"DON'T WANT HIM???" what ever you are drinking JDC I would love some of that stuff!!

How can you NOT want SWP at Leeds?? Very quick, Beats players for fun, Great goalscorer for a winger, good crosser of the ball, International and Premier League experience (with big clubs too Chelsea - Man City)

I think I speak for every Leeds fan (except yourself obviously) when I say "Sign him up Neil"

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15 Aug 2012 21:19:49
Maybe the trialist is Kevin Gomez

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If it was Gomez they would say because we know about him, I would of thought

CW

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Fuller is one of the trialists?

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I'd prefer Mario but if he's good enough then I can't wait to see him put on a leeds shirt and help our promotion struggle

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Want he in the Adams family....BIGSAV

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15 Aug 2012 20:28:05
Ivan Klasnic could be the trialist ?

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I very much doubt it but i also very much hope you're right lol.

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15 Aug 2012 20:17:56
Will be announced at 9am tomorrow on SSN that a news conference is set for 3pm at Leeds United. Is this the news everyone is waiting for. Reliable information from a London barrister.

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Thats odd as SSN dont wait to annouce to everybody that there is an anouncement , they just do it, they are the news and report it as it comes out. also wouldnt it Be LUFC that anounce a press conference to all the media ?? if your going to make things up at least do some research so it could be a little believable .

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Why cant ppl say who their sources are and what they said. sick of seeing reliable source and i live next to warnocks cleaning lady etc etc {Ed013's Note - They don't have to mate its a rumours site where people can post freely without revealing their contacts. Unfortunately most make them up to get a reaction}

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So there will be an announcement about an announcement. I reckon you're talking nonsense.

Crmd

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Heard anything ed ?
Papa D {Ed013's Note - Only this mate}

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Barrister wont say anything. i know am one

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Wow 2 announcements about the same thing ?
Cant wait !
GROW UP MATE SERIOUSLY, GET BACK TO TOWN AND CONCENTRATE ON YOUR OWN CLUB.
By the way it wasn't only your player who won for Scotland, ours completed the rout aswell

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A barrister that cannot put together a sentence?

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As a barrister for a chambers in park square Leeds I can state if you are revealing information like that without consent be careful because the you will be disbarred

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Why would a London Barrister know anymore more than a milk man from London?

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If it was only the barrister who told me about Seth Johnson contract it would be reliable.

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"Reliable information from a London barrister" - lol

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Remind me NOT to use this Barrister, would turn up at the wrong court on the wrong date and have me plead guilty to something I didn't do !!!!

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15 Aug 2012 16:30:30
Diouf to sign a permanent contract and also
Ross mc cormack looks to of signed a new deal.
Source the yep

Lufc jimmy

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Sorry but if having investment means chucking silly money at the likes of diouf I'm not too pleased. Hope we have learnt from the past and other teams mistakes. How much foreign investment have Pompey had over the last few years and look at them now. Spend it wisely NW

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15 Aug 2012 16:13:07
Confusion continues today over the proposed take-over at Leeds United that has dominated the headlines across the summer. Last week, Leeds United announced that although talks were ongoing, the period of exclusivity granted to one consortium has expired.

Social networks immediately sprung to life to say the deal was off and it looked like a bleak period for the club with fans completely disengaged with the chairman, however over the last few days, more positive soundbites have been heard from trusted sources.

LUST, the Leeds United Supporters Trust have confirmed they too are hearing good news and it would seem that a deal is very close. Of course you add to that the rumours that Bates is in Leeds (the season does start on Saturday), a press conference was going to be called for 11am today (that time has passed), even a buy-back clause for Robert Snodgrass if the deal goes through (this one is too ridiculous!) and we are back to silly season.

Opening the club to offers from other interested parties does seem to have nudged things forward though and brought things to a head - and it seems that we will get some result by the end of this week - lets just hope it is the one we want.

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15 Aug 2012 14:18:59
LUST chairman Gary Cooper said on Friday that the LUST believe the takeover deal is back on, and that the issue is with the club (obviously bates), he goes on to mention that the buyers are still very keen on the purchase of the football club. Anyone have any sensible ideas about whats going on?

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My contact wouldn't say although he's nothing really to do with the board in any way he is an ex lufc legend, all's i got was a wink, smile and watch this week from him !
To me that pretty much sums up its a done deal just waiting for news
Papa D
MOT BOYZ

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Bates is trying his best to sell his players to pocket some money and he still wants his finger in the pie for the prem money if we get up..... BATES OUT

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If he's selling the club, why does he need to sell the players?

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15 Aug 2012 14:15:02
read in a paper last week that west hams ricardo vaz te was unhappy at west ham as hes fallen further down the ranks after an impressive last season, you think he would fit in at leeds ed? {Ed013's Note - No}

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Ya he would ed he's class . I can just see him now in the number 9 shirt. {Ed013's Note - Just my opinion mate, I didn't like what he did to the fans after the Barnsley game. Maybe I am just bitter, I would support him if he wore the white shirt}

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No he's an a**e hole mate, i was sat right at the bottom of the stand near next to tunnel when we played barnsley new years eve, propper n*b winding us up

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Vaz Te is unhappy, Amde Faye told me last week at the barbers in Bolton (dean cocozza's). He did say that Vaz Te would be leaving next summer. diouf uses the same barbers and when he met NW 6 weeks ago, it was for dinner. Diouf told me whilst having his hair trimmed.

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15 Aug 2012 11:03:20
Just hurd from my mate who has close contacts, that they are looking at a youth player from MLS called Sean Wilkinson, very good big strong CB with big prospects.. not a player to change the team this season just as a very good future prospect..


Very good source
MOT

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What'sn the point in looking at players from MLS ... we have a highly recommended one on the books but he's been placed on the transfer list without being given an extended opportunity ... Robbie Rogers.

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Shaun get back to work at golly slater! ill be telling the girlfriend you are wasting her time and leeds fans time!

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I heard of this guy, saw him USA U21s last year, looks class. Exactly what we need!

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What about monty gimpel?

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15 Aug 2012 13:13:31
Take - over done now, Mr. Bates will still unfortunately be involved with the club but at least we will not suffer as much from his bad decisions. Announced in a few days and press conference on Thursday. We'll be back where we belong!

LEEDS! LEEDS! LEEDS!

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So there is to be a press conference tomorrow then an announcement after that???

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Huh? How can we have a press conference tomorrow but it's announced in a few days!?! School report would say "must try harder"

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Anywhere obvious for us to look at ?
Papa D

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How would you know and why would they wait a few days to announce it yet you say the press conference is tomorrow? if you're gonna lie don't be that obvious pal.

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Hope you're right. It's Thursday tomorrow, or do you mean a week tomorrow?
Chris

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Thanks for your update shaun harvey

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"Announced in a few days and press conference on Thursday. We'll be back where we belong! "

You forgot to say WHICH thursday......

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15 Aug 2012 12:26:30
Leeds to sign Alex Baptiste from Blackpool.

The centre back is fast and will partner Jason Pearce at the heart of the defence.

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What about Tom lees he's class

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15 Aug 2012 11:17:32
heard in the newspaper that the mackail smith deal is off and leeds have moved for maynard

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I didn't know they had 'speaking' newspapers? I'd have thought you'd have read this?

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'heard' in a newspaper, perhaps that tells you all about this person and this made up rumour. Can they inform us as to how they 'heard' it from a newspaper?

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Much better option.
Rob007

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Lets hope ones premierleague standard and the other is lower championship standard

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Hmm! a talking newspaper how ingenious

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How can 1 hear a newspaper? Rt

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15 Aug 2012 10:27:46
LUST said on radio at 9am that they expect the takeover to be now finalised and completed before saturday.

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Hope so been going on for to long getting board now, should look at matt jarvis he be cheap wages.

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Just like they changed there mind 3 times in 2 days last time wont believe it if its just coming from them lol.

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This is the same LUST who said the takeover had collapsed, I take it?

I will believe it only when I see it on the OS, same as everything else.....

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Which radio station was it?

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LUST were not on the radio at 9am, if you exact evidence of the station and the programme, then we can all check.

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LUST no SFA, they said it was off only last week. They clutch at straws and are posturing that to appear that they are involved in the takeover and the reason for the takeover. When in truth the take over is happening because a bid has been made that matches KB valuation. KB has had LUFC for dale since he took over from administrators, we've had dozens of offers and perspective buyers have failed to deliver the evidence of funds or matched KB asking price. LUST have split the fans and bring negativity to match days at ER.

As much as KB needs to go so do LUST!!

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They might have said it on the radio but I have given up listening to them as they talk so much rubbish

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And they have been so on the money so far

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As much as I'd like to believe this, LUST don't really know anymore than the rest of us.
MaltaWhite {Ed013's Note - To be fair mate they organised a meeting with Shaun Harvey and that in itself is an achievement}

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Hmmm so LUST have gone from never predicting a time scale to announcing a definite timetable of events? Which Radio station and by whom from LUST? As it seems the rest of the World missed this statement lol

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Who are LUST lol

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The time is 17:00 I can't believe no one has commented on this post seeing as so many have clicked the believable/unbelievable buttons....Ed's sleeping on the job again? How dare you have lifes and jobs and things, we demand constant updates. {Ed013's Note - I was on the toilet ;-)

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For some reason I can't quite believe this.

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Lol original poster here (had a few pints now as being out all day) - LUST said it and it was on the news this morning at 9 o'clock on Radio Leeds if you want the station so you can check

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"Who are LUST lol"

I wish LUST would get LOST!

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15 Aug 2012 09:59:28
Paul dews has said on twitter bates is in leeds he always comes in the week before first game.

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15 Aug 2012 09:30:02
dont shoot messanger here but lads at golf club
saying simoen jackson may heading to er
john fitz leeds 15 {Ed013's Note - Hi John, welcome back!}

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He makes up what he wants, he makes up what he wants he is Fitzy he makes up what he wants! haha

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Fitzy strikes again! #Legend

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Am I the only one who can't take this guy seriously?

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Is that crazy golf Fitz ?

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Thanks ed john fitz lds 15

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Just read who the post was off and pressed unbelievable before even reading, welcome back John

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I've heard this one too, from a friend of mine who lives down in Norwich. They are already fairly certain of their squad list for the premiership so have offered Leeds first pick of any players not on the list. Was a minor clause on the Snodgrass deal.

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Haha, cheers John - where do you play, Knairsborough pitch & put?! Jokin aside he would be a good signing. AB

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5 goals in 26 appearances last season; is he good enough?

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Hi, more chance of getting Nina Simone or Jesse Jackson, get the Fitzmeister on soccer a.m. pronto, he could do a sort of footie "Fitzy meets."

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Jackson rumour may be true but don't believe any golf club would allow you through its doors. LOL

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Don't agree with you very often John but I think you could be close to the mark here. Simeon Jackson's two contract ran out in July, though Norwich do have an option for an additional year so he is now in the last year of that option ... Norwich owe Leeds something in the region of 1.5m for the purchase of Robert Snodgrass with another 1.5m to be paid in instalments ... could be a good solution for both clubs if a value could be agreed.

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Fitzy you are a leg end welcome back missed your fables Leeds for life Wingy Mk MOT .....

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Fitzy you don't have any golf clubs!! Were you asking for directions. You're more at home in the local wm club!

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Heard the same rumour about a week ago. Apparently a Championships club have offered 900k for him and as Norwich only paid half the Snodgrass fee up front it could well be true

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Come on chaps, give Fitzy a chance. The lad must be jet-lagged after caddying for Rory McIlroy at the weekend and picking out the right irons at the crucial moments.

By the way Fitz, Jessica Ennis says thanks for the training tips. She told me in the frozen food aisle at Asda.

LR, Northants

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LR it wasnt asda no asda in Northampton Morrison or tescos lol just kidding Wingy Mk
MOT GOD We've missed the fitz!! He brings out the best retorts from fans

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"dont shoot messanger"...nobody knows where you live!

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15 Aug 2012 08:18:53
People saying takeover completed this week i only believe that when its on os or .on sky sports
Wright phillips surly people are mistaking shaun to bradley come on shaun wont.come to us his wage will.be.a big problem
bradley might tho
Looking forward to this season defo got a better sqaud but is it promotion winning i hope soo
Parkerlufc

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I wouldn't say its a better squad but would say its a more balanced squad . we are still missing a few players to really give us an edge but we are realistically a playoff contender at the moment

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I agree we have a much better squad we only need another 3-4 players to guarantee promotion

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If you wouldn't say the team is better then surely we will finish around about 14th again not play off area? I personally think the squad is much better and if we start off well could possibly even break the top 2 - and if Diouf manages to keep his head and break into the first team.

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Definitely a better squad then last year, still need a pacey striker and a decent winger and jobs a good'un. don't think we'll ever have a worse squad then last year if im honest, one result sticks in my mind 7-3 against forest! never again
mot Ben

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15 Aug 2012 07:45:59
Looks like everton won't be persuing Ross McCormack. Now they have 12 million from the sale of jack Roswell they can aim abit higher. I'm thinking jermane defo.

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If i was everton defo and owen would be good choices

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To be honest I was one of the fans, who said that if we got a few million for Ross McCormack, i'd be happy for him to leave.

With Snodgrass leaving however, and with the large exodus at Leeds, I would rather see a player with his reputation stay.

I don't think we can afford to see another star name leave, and he seem's to have gelled well with the newer players.

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15 Aug 2012 01:28:20
Been at the Royal Military Tattoo, and bumped into our very own Ross McCormack, he's signing and very optimistic about the coming season......MOT

Ben

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The one who is in Scotland ?

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Yeah the one who is in Scotland, correct, hench why I saw him at the royal military tattoo in......... Edinburgh in......... Scotland.
People this is 100% true

Ben

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Well thats where they normally have it!!

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McCormack has been with the Scotland squad all week and they were NOT at any Tattoo.

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The Tatto takes place in Scotland (Google). If this is a wind up, it is a clever one.

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That's where the Military Tattoo is normally held. So It's feasible.

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It is in Edinburgh! Which is in Scotland 3rd-25th Aug, so original poster could be correct

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The military tattoo is in Scotland pal

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Thats where the Tattoo is (edinburgh)

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Same place as the tattoo ... Edinburgh Castle ... it's possible.

JDC

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I'm sure he means the one in Edinborough

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Where is the military tattoo again ? i dont think emough people have confirmed the location

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Im sure he should have been in training or asleep in the hotel!, maybe he nipped out for a quick pint with Snodgrass to see how much Leeds offered him, or maybe he got pissed as a fart and didnt get back in time and thats why he didnt start for Scotland tonight...come on its more boll__cks than LUST

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Original poster here, McCormack was there and did say he is staying at ER and is signing a new contract, also said he is optimistic about the upcoming season.
He was with a group of males, who I don't believe to be footballers (one was a fat person) he wasn't sat in a VIP seat but was in 1 of the more expensive ones. And before people say he should of been training etc etc, the tattoo starts at 9pm and finishes at 1030 pm so hardly a dirty stop out.
I guess he hadn't had much chance to see it the past few years been in Leeds and Cardiff, good luck to the lad

Ben

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14 Aug 2012 22:39:18
Has anyone noticed on the official website under first team squad, in the squad number table the number 9 has been removed. when the new squad numbers were announced last week the number 9 was listed with no name against it, now it's been removed. Does that mean we won't be signing a new striker who would be allocated no. 9?

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It hasn't been removed

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I think you'll find Paynter was No.9, and as he's just left, we currently don't have one mate.

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It just means that it hasn't been allocated to anyone yet, I wouldn't read anything into it

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Its got maynards name all over it when he signs the dotted line, i hope
mot ben

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