Leeds Rumours Archive August 16 2012

 

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16 Aug 2012 22:06:44
Ross McCormack to sign a new contract and be made Club captain before kick off on saturday

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I don't think Ross is captain material. I think it should be a midfielder or centre-back.

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Well its looking like mccormack going to be our free roll player so you might be right wi saying he will be captain. hes gone from warnock saying he wont get as much game time this season to now been our Taarabt so that is a big turn around .obviously warnock didn't quite realise how good mccormack was

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Or simply Warnock didn't get the players he wanted to keep McCormack out the team!

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McCormack is quality
not sure about captain but he's one of the first ones we look to for a goal.

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Personnally I dont want someone that isnt sure if he wants to be here or not being club captain.. want someone with more commitment than that.

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Austin will be captain

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What like Howson & Snodgrass were so committed? Just give people a chance before we right them off and get behind the TEAM! MOT
Wakey LUFC

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More commitment? I think you will find he has been wanting to sign for a while now. It is Bates that wont commit and invest a good player!

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My money would be on Dave Norris as Capt
PeteMOT

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Norris will be captain, NW said he saw something on Saturday that had made his mind up, Norris was Captain, had a great game, scored a goal and led by example...would bet my house on him wearing the armband tomorrow.

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He's just signed a new 3 year deal...MOT

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16 Aug 2012 21:26:28
Beckford isn't coming, he clearly stated weeks ago that he wanted to stay at Leicester and try push for the prem with them, and everyone regarding that if we sign top rated players we can't afford their wages, if no one can remember at the start of may the FA released that championship clubs highest wage on a player can be 20k.
Also, What do people think to F.Piquionne?

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FP is a complete waste of time scored 8 goals in 54 games for west ham which, for a striker is poor he offers absolutely nothing apart from a big ego.players like him should retire as they are a waste of money. I suppose NW is trying to build a squad by signing YET ANOTHER 33 YEAR OLD. BATES AND WARNOCK OUT AND GOODBYE PROMOTION!!!

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Piquionne? Is this a rumour or a wind-up? If Piquionne were to sign, we would know we were in for another dismal season. It would mean that, even if the takeover takes place, Warnock won't get any money. At 33, with no great track record (except in helping relegate 3 teams in a row) he would represent a desperate last throw of the dice. I'm praying it's a joke!

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16 Aug 2012 21:17:45
Piquionne is a Leeds player, Tell me we are not actually spending money on this guy. He's passed it


Lufc {Ed013's Note - No wiki rumours please}

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I hope it is pronounced Piquionne but actually spelt Maynard !! That would do nicely !!
PeteMOT

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It was on SSN this morning, hope they have it wrong.
JB

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16 Aug 2012 20:43:57
piquionne former pompey west ham forwaed is on
way a good source john fitz lds 15 {Ed013's Note - Hi John, you are a legend on this site, however people are pretending to be you so please leave an email so I can add you to our list and i will know then when someone is being a copy cat!!!}

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I do hope not he's lazy and spent most of last year on the bench at west ham and then I think ended up at Doncaster on loan - plus he's 33 - if he's coming it has to be as a squad player ...

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Will do ed cheers

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Sure he played at donny last season on loan with diouf? Don't rate the player myself :/ bu ye another striking option... Hope he proves me wrong

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This is on ssn now.

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NO Chance watched him at doncaster last season what a shocker

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16 Aug 2012 20:36:08
Gents

Just spoke to someone who knows Walshy ( Steve Walsh used to play for Leicester and is involved in the back room staff there) Not a chance of Beckford leaving Leicester before the window closes, maybe a chance in Jan but only if Beckford decides he doesnt want to play the squad game. Beckford wont be first choice, but he will play from the bench and start against lower teams.

Sorry guys NO BECKFORD this window.

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Good dont want to see him back at er ,he was a badge kisser but couldnt wait to leave for nothing and everton only wanted him to sell on and make money!

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Thats a lie because I know Nigel Pearson's son and i saw him Tuesday night, he said if anyone offered the money he'd be on his way, especially Leeds we just dont have the money
Sheffwhite

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Which begs the question of why if he is a bencher for them, apart from against the weaker teams, why do we rate him so highly?

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Why do so many Leeds fans keep wanting past players to return, move on Beckford is not the answer his ego is too big for the dressing room not a Warnock type, great while he played for us but history now, move on and stop banging on about our former players. Warnock has asembled a squad that will challenge and with an additional forward we will be up there, Piquionne is surely just a squad player, but just the sort that Warnock gets the best out of, Warnock is renowned for signing strikers and likes to have as many on his books as he can

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16 Aug 2012 20:30:33
Freddie piqiunne new number 9

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When compared to some of the other strikers weve been linked with,it seems a poor option,hardly a stellar signing,West Ham cant wait to get shut,hope its just a rumour.

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Can we sign anyone under 28 ?

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Will be given a squad number not 9 thats for the icing signing .not an aging player.

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"Will be given a squad number not 9 thats for the icing signing .not an aging player."

PROBABLY WILL BE NO 9 BECAUSE WARNCOK LOVES A 33+ STRIKER WHO HAS SH%T ALL TO OFFER OTHER THAN NEGATIVE ENERGY.

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To the second poster yes we can Pearce Austin and Peltier are three straight off the top of my head.

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Was tongue in cheek re the age thing. Most strikers are past it at 32 ,
This is desperation and speaks volumes that the takeover is not happening ! Really hope I have got this wrong !!!

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Is kevin phillips past it thought not and how hold his he again

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Why so much negativity give the lad a chance,im surenw nows wat hes doin lets get behind team,u lot wont be slaggin him if he starts scoring,so fickle,mot

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Kevin phillips still scored goals.piquionne didnt.if he did and he was 50 i wouldnt carew but he does not...shrew leeds

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New no 9 he would be a sub

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Are all our new players from team that have just dropped a league.YES and heres another one was on loan at doncaster last season.

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16 Aug 2012 20:21:21
sky sports news on tv says we have had a bid accepted for Frederic Piquionne, 33. dont really know what i think about that

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Yeh, i'm not sure either, i presume it will be one year contract due to age. Well Neil is a better judge than me so lets hope it works, if we can add Buzsacky it will certainly be a vast improvement on last season.

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He will be awesome if he can recapture the form he had when he was playing in the premiership.

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Freddie piqiunne, I thought he was released by west ham so why would we make an offer! M.O.T

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Theres our prem striker then as someone predicted a few teams to have a new striker by friday leeds been 1 of them.
My source lies then if piquionne arrives intime for wolves

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There is nothing on the ssn site about this....

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Not an 'icing on the cake' player.
More like 'leftovers'

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He was released by West Ham, we got him for free.

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Please, please be false.

LR, Northants

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Very average player, squad player at best still need a top striker at this level to compete i.e maynard type of player to play with mccormack
mot ben

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Is it true nothing on the website ? And not on the SSN iPod app !

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Another tumble weed rumour...blowing in the wind...it will be gone by tomorrow

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16 Aug 2012 19:27:53
The YEP have been informed by 2 different contacts that the takeover is near completion.

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Wheres it say that then as I've read all stories I can see nowt about that ??

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If you take a look at their latest column that reflects on the NW interview.

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Sorry lads i just cant see it happening its taking to long , dis takeover, h8 been negative, just look at forrest, bates is a mean c**t anyone agree?

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Agree with you on Bates. Shafting the fans yet again...Boycott the only answer, force him out.LLHB..MOT

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No I dont agree with you above and your language is disgusting.

Fawksey (LoveLeedsHateLust)

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Would love to see it, hopefully its true but i can see bates dragging this out as long as he can (if he sells at all) MOT

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Yea we need new take over
also can i ask wat does mot stand for {Ed013's Note - Are you serious or taking the mick? If you are serious then it is Marching On Together, but if you are taking the p**s please don't post}

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16 Aug 2012 19:27:40
Leeds to sign the experienced Freddy Piquionne, as theyve currently agreed terms with West Ham and the player himself, MOT. Onwards & Upwards.
Calufc96

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This is Fact and could be a good move
Gj

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I hope this isnt true... not what we need, an ageing player with as much desire a lion in an allotment...
We need pace, youth/prime, passion, quality, Piquionne has none of the above

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Poster 2, totally agree, does not improve the squad imo
Excroggywhite

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16 Aug 2012 19:27:37
Reported on ssn that leeds have agreed a deal with westham for striker "fabrice picione " not shore if thats how you spell it but whats your thoughts?

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16 Aug 2012 19:27:30
Leeds agree deal to sign frederic piquonne Ssn

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16 Aug 2012 19:10:58
According to SSN we've signed Frédéric Piquionne

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16 Aug 2012 18:33:21
Ken bates and Neil warnock was in Howard's restrant last night with someone who drives an Audi a6 don't know if it was a player or an invester

Bob 55

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Ken Bates has an Audi A6 in silver.

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Bloody hell I have a brand new BMW so what

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Bates used to have an Audi A6

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Bates drive a gold rubbish car whilst he is over here doesn't want to splash out and warnocks got an austin Martin on security and saw them both parked outside banqueting

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I used to have a Fiat 127 1050 Sport, a poor mans audi(lol), but 20 yrs later, i have found myself in a better financial position and decided to join the takeover, to that end I am afraid Piquionne is not in my radar
Excroggywhite

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16 Aug 2012 16:14:42
Lloyd Sam has signed for new York red bulls

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Who gives a s**t

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16 Aug 2012 16:02:26
im at thorpe arch just seen jermaine beckford just gone in a landrover sports type car thats why the tv crew here to day that are new signing be for wolves game the iceing on the cake source thorpe arch leeds

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Wish this was true, but how come Beckfords spent more time at ER & TA this summer than he did when he played for us. Does no one have a Iphone to a take pic of suposed signings?

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Landrover sports car.... im sure landrovers are 4x4's even the overfinch landrover is a 4x4

George LS13

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Frederic piquionne must be the best looker like to jermaine beckford ever i wish it was jermaine beckford

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Ho Ho Ho Ho thanks Santa!

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I hope this is true pace and good finisher

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Rubbish that's all i need to say

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Landrover ? Straight away you got that wrong would be a rangerover if ya don't know what the diff is then it could have Been the local pub chef for all you know

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16 Aug 2012 15:59:09
NW. Forget all the riff raff players rumoured to be coming in or training with us. Resign Max Gradel and be done with it and were going up Fact!
Rob007

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Get over it gradal is gone

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16 Aug 2012 13:16:04
According to stadium plan on OS there looks to be plenty of tickets available for Wolves game. Not surprising given cost of a Cat A game and fact that the game is on Sky.

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30000 tickets already sold 4 the game .... better than most PL clubs will get ... js

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I agree, teams like wigan would love that bless um
mot ben

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Yes they are restricted view tickets !!

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16 Aug 2012 12:51:17
Wow there's absolutely loads of news crews at Thorpe arch this afternoon, What's going on? Maybe we've signed someone?

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We have 3 new trialist kanu, tommy smith, kitson all scored today MOT

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Just a pre season press conference.
Nothing to get excited about.
MaltaWhite

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Coz press conferance for sat game. take over not happened .

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Good grief, everyone jumps every time there is a camera near ER or TA. Relax and let it come.

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Why is there nothing any where on here or our other sites or no one else reporting this ?? Was it very hot in Leeds today and didn't you drink enough water was there a lot of sand around Ċµith people on camels in the background as it seems you might have seen a mirage fella!! Wingy Mk! Leeds for life MOT .....

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Its 'let me get out of here!', new show featuring Ken Bates

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16 Aug 2012 11:16:46
Could be completely wrong, but i've had a couple of texts, one from a lad who works at the club that there is a press conference planned for today.

Not holding my breath at this, but I'm optimistic. Keep the Faith - MOT

Roundhay White

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No press conference today or anytime this week, there is also no plans for any press conference next week or the week after, unless a player is sold.

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Ive heard its just Warnock talking about the season ahead.

JoeMOT

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There is a press confrence with the manager every thursday

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Same thing we hear everyday.

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Its for game on sat on itv.

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The press conference is because thurs is press day ahead of a game.

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16 Aug 2012 10:39:31
Buszacky fuller and Gomez believed to be on trial with us,
Buszacky would be a great replacement for snodgrass , fuller could do a job for us big an strong works hard , Warnock kind of player
Gomez a young French player , believed to be talented from the lower leagues

Also press conference this afternoon on Yorkshire radio for warnocks thoughts on the season ahead !

MOT

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Why would Buszacky be on trial with us? Surely NW has seen enough of him to know if he's good enough or not? just curious

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I said as soon as he left QPR that Buszacky would be a great addition and I still maintain that!
If its true that he is training with us then sign him up immediately Leeds!

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Buszacky and fuller why lie its pointless buszacky is training in his home country and warnock doesn't rate him that why he only played 15 games last season cos warnock didn't play him once it was when hughes came in....

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Its no him, the trialists are Kitson, kanu, tommy smith and gomez.

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Warnock maybe wants to see level of fitness or give some game time before committing to signature. If they have not yet signed for a club and play in a friendly / reserve game then they have to appear on the teamsheet as A Trialist or B Trialist etc..

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16 Aug 2012 10:28:27
I can confirm that one of the un-named trialist in the Bradford City game was Ricardo Fuller. What do you guys think? Would he be worth a punt?

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I think for free at at this level he isnt a bad shout at all, who else would be avaliable with limited cash?
KarlT

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I think he would be a good signing. Iv got mates who are stoke fans who say he is a good player. He can be a bit temperamental sometimes. He also apparently can be awesome when he wants to. One of my mates said he didnt do alot in one game, then he decided he could be bothered and then got ball, skinned a few players and scored a screamer.

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Fuller was not one of them

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For free why not, we don,t have no money god knows when the takeover will happen if it happens and we have a very thin squad he,s also better than andy gray get him in i say at least for the short term

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Anybody who is free and scores loads of goals

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Cant believe its true, I watched Fuller play the lone striker away at West Brom and he was awesome. Very strong and worked himself to a standstill however cant see Bechio and Fuller in the same team

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16 Aug 2012 09:13:57
well been watching ssn nothing on here yet about take over ....... rumour has it fuller klasnic and lawrence buzaky were the trialist at ta wot does anyone eles think transfer window ends next week is the premiership player coming or will it be beckford on loan??

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Lawrence already signed for PAOK. Buzsaky too good to need a trial. Lets face it - more likely to be players like Dave Kitson.

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Lawerence has just signed for PAOK.

Rules him out

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When you say Lawrence do you mean Liam Lawrence who just joined PAOK Salonika?

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If we got klasnic and buzacky i think we would be a really strong team and as they are free its possible but like that guy said i dont think they would need a trial.

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Not going to happen off to watch paint dry!!! maybe friday but which friday!!

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Not Lawrence he signed for PAOK earlier in the week.

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Ok i was wrong with liam lawrence but what about kieron dyer just heard he is trainning with leeds qpr given him permission

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Lawrence just signed for a foriegn team so its not him

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I hope it was Buzaky and Fuller and that they both sign. I wouldn't mind the gentle giant (Heskey) i think Warnock could get him motivated

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OS NEWS ALERT; Flamingo Land Reveal New Ride

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LUST say they expect the takeover to be completed by the Wolves game, yet Neil Warnock says he doesn't expect it to be done anytime soon. I know who I believe the most.
Sorry LUST, I hope you prove me wrong, but you are losing more credibility by the week.
MaltaWhite

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You're completed wrong the Trialist were Kanu, lawrence, tommy smith and gomez FACT

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The Trialist were Kitson, kanu,smith and gomez been confirmed by one of the U18s lads

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LUST NEVER said it would be done by the wolves game, they said they HOPED it would be.

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Lust did not say they expected the T/O to be done by the Wolves game, i listened to the full programme so don't twist their words.
Just very confident it would go through and the Club would get investment for players if not in this transfer window then the January one.

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Is that Wolves at Home or the Wolves Away game??
PeteMOT

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16 Aug 2012 07:54:42
Hearts fan here.

I see Leeds are getting linked up here with moves for David Templeton and Darren Barr. Although the rumoured move for Barr seems to be getting less support.

Temps - great raw talent winger we signed from lower league in Scotland. Very tricky. Fast but not lightning. Great at cutting in and a good goal threat. Not sure about his final ball and bringing other players in. Also think he needs to put on a stone in muscle. Wee bit injury prone and inconsistent. But at the same time, it wouldn't surprise me to see Leeds sign him for £500k and sell him 2 years later for £5m.

Barr - also signed from lower league in Scotland. Centre half. But when we signed him we decided he's too short for centre half at 5"11. Strange. Put to right back, terrible. Now in centre midfield as ball winner, looks pretty decent. But don't think a move is likely, might be wrong.

Good luck for season ahead Leeds, would love to see you guys back in Premiership.

Hearts.

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Thanks for the insite on two of your players. Don't think the barr one is true but defo could see us move for Templeton. Looks a really good player.
Good look for your season too!
mot4life

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Good to see us getting support from other clubs. Would like to see Temps in the Leeds squad but don't think realistically it will happen.

Good luck to Hearts this year too from all us Leeds United fans.

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Why have several people clicked disagree to a fans opinion on two players Leeds are linked with..?

Good luck to Hearts mate, your posts are always welcome

Woody LUFC

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Great shouts! good to see a fan giving his POV.

All the best in your upcoming season at Hearts as well

LUFCLUKE

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As If this was from a hearts fan! Just someone with too much time on their hands.

Imagine a Leeds supporter going k. Norwich forum and saying how fantastic snoddy was and not one word about 'hope he doesn't leave to you'

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Thanks very much for the posts back guys. Leeds is my English team going back a good few years to a cult hero of mine at Hearts - Ian Baird. Fearless battering ram centre forward we got from Leeds for £300k. Was in Leeds for my stag too - great people, great night out.

Glad you appreciated posts. Both players would do a good job. Put it this way, no worse talent than guys like Berra, Eggert Johnson and Kello that left us to Wolves.

As for the one person post. "As if I'm a Hearts fan"? No sure what that means. I only claimed to be a Hearts fan. No an Elf. We do exist pal.

"Too much time on my hands". Well, yes. This is my free time. What, are you just running out of a Board Meeting or a conference call to New York to quickly scribe your response? Isn't everybody on here using up free time?

And the point about "hope you don't sign them". What do you want me to do? Burst into tears. Good players move on. When I watched football years ago we had John Robertson, Gary Mackay, John Colquhoun, Walter Kidd, Henry Smith, etc. for just about their whole careers. Now, a decent player is away after 2 seasons. Fact o life that I've come to terms with.

Anyway - still say the same. Good luck Leeds.

Hearts.

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16 Aug 2012 07:45:24
Transfer Merry go round starts today...clubs involved, Man utd, arsenal, Liverpool, fulham, QPR , Leeds, Brighton and Huddersfield. All clubs to have a new striker by Friday Evening. London journalist.

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15 Aug 2012 23:25:08
fuller might be one of the trialistsjames

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15 Aug 2012 22:45:23
Just been chatting to a mate who is connected to Cardiff city but is in kuala lumpa with a kids training camp through Skype, he let it slip that fulham had lodged a 2.5million offer for Ross Mac, it has been turned down and now looks like he will sign a new deal.

Thought I'd share with u all....

Supaleeds11

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Why would a guy connected to cardiff have any idea what fulham are doing?

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Obviously Ross used to play for Cardiff n he keeps in touch with alot of his former players including my mate....he was told that a premier league team had made an offer and fulham was mentioned....can't be 100% right with it but that's what he told me

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I see well i have a friend that is connected to blackburn that has been told we have offered shearer a 500k signing on fee to come out of retirement and play for us! TRUE STORY!

You might as well call me John Fitz ls15 im that reliable.

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£2.5M id drive him myself and pick Beckford up and the way back

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