Leeds Rumours Archive April 17 2012


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17 Apr 2012 17:16:28
Any news on Somma.

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Originally I believe he wasn't going to be able to train on his injury fully until just before Pre Season, so hopefully he'll come back raring to go with the new squad!

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Hopefully we'll have a good one, still feels a bit wintery at the moment though.

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Just that Warnock said that he has to wait till pre-season to see both him and Rogers playing.

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I can hear Ken Bates now. "Having Somma back is like a new signing"

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He had another operation fairly recently and Warnock said he wouldnt be available for the pre season (or at least some of it) so I dont think he is going to be match fit at the start of the season.

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Warnock said last week he's coming along nicely but wont be back till pre-season and stated he is a player that excites him.. nothing about a new operation being done.....

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17 Apr 2012 16:48:07
warnock has said that we will know about white before the end of thee season, date keeps getting further away, but even if he does go because of his age leeds will get a healthy compensation if he leaves

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The trouble is we cannot compete with the Premier League.

If rumours are true, we are offering a realistic 15k to the better players, but White would get say 25k plus a signing on fee in the PL.

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The fact that the date keeps getting further away probably means that he isn't going to sign.

More importantly, will Snoddy sign?

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17 Apr 2012 16:36:07
interseting read as grayson has broken his silence on what happened.....what we all know that bates did not back him and 2 players he said he wanted were gorkss and jack cork i think if we did attract this calibre of player during the summer then maybe the position we are in would be different?

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Who cares - its history - his comments are just one side of it - there are a shed load of other reasons why he went - main one - he'd lost the support of all around the club and his transfer record was appalling

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No simon grayson said on late kick off the other day that "every manager would like more money to play with" he also said that he had the money to invest in the club, but they went to other clubs.

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However good the signings might have been who would trust Grayson to translate that into a consistent, winning team. He lost the confidence of the chairman and had trouble in the dressing due to his antics - in my opinion. Huddersfield are doing very well - not!

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He bought some good attackers, but his defensive signings have been atrocious. If I was KB, I wouldn't have trusted SG with my money.

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Yeah Simon was crap at getting the most out of a bad bunch of players hence why he was 3 points from playoffs and now Mr Warnock is miles away and has 1 home win to his name...

What he said was 100% correct, you look at last year front 6 (Gradel, Howson, Johnson, Snodgrass, Becchio, McCormack) and then compare it to this years team and you expected Leeds to do better this year?

Well done bates in totally blinding some people with the signing of Warnock, Graysons better off managing somewhere else.

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"Yeah Simon was crap at getting the most out of a bad bunch of players hence why he was 3 points from playoffs and now Mr Warnock is miles away and has 1 home win to his name..."

Ok so we've seen that SG with his own team can get us to finish 7th, 3 points off the playoffs.

Now let's wait for NW to bring in his team and this time next year we can compare.

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I'm not saying Warnock isn't a good manager, he obviously is but the fact Grayson didn't get us promoted is because he wasn't supported.

I hope Warnock gets us promoted, all I'm saying is it's annoying reading people since the sacking that Grayson wasn't a good manager after all he did for us on a limited budget.

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Grayson did what he did on the budget he deserved. If he'd shown tactical nous. If he'd dropped the players who weren't performing, if he'd attempted to sort the defence instead of just ignoring it, then perhaps the chairman would have thought he could do it.

It appears to me that Bates thought "Well he got us out of league one, which I knew he could do. Lets give him a chance to show what he can do here..." He did, and he gave no reason for Bates to throw money at him.

Grayson did a great job getting us out of League one (just) but that was what he was brought in to do. Warnock has been brought in to get us into the Prem, so he'll be backed accordingly.

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17 Apr 2012 16:35:46
Richard keogh from coventry anyone think he would be a good signing for us!

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No cause donny are after him that means hes a league 1 player

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17 Apr 2012 16:33:59
Luke chambers anyone?

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I think forest have a number of quality players despite their league position - moussi,mccleary,mcgugan,blackstock,chambers,gunter. id like to sign gunter, quality right back in an area we need to strengthen.

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I'm with you on Gunter. Wouldn't mind McGugan, McCleary or Chambers either.

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17 Apr 2012 16:30:21
can anybody post a link of Leeds v Blackpool tonight if there's any being streamed online thanks it will be much appreciated.MOT

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17 Apr 2012 10:15:42
the rumor about paddy coming from qpr could actually be true as qpr look at bringing in a new gk ( Hennessey)

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Hennessey has a cruciate injury so may not be fit for the beginning of next season, so might mean they'll want to keep Kenny?

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They make take a rain check on Hennesay, he has just been ruled out of rest of season with a cruciate injury..

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17 Apr 2012 08:54:03
Three games till the end of the season, and Warnock has been giving thoughts on his squad next season:

Snodgrass - "I want him to be our captain next year"

White - “I’ve spoken to him personally since I made the offer and his father’s coming in on Monday to see me with an advisor.”

McCormack - Squad/Impact player "Whether he'll start games all the time I don't know because you need a decent squad"

Rogers - "exciting player, and we won't get the chance to see him until pre-season"

Somma - (see Rogers)

Parker - Released

Vayrynen - Released

C. Taylor - Out on loan "maybe by loaning him out somewhere, to get that physical and mental aspect"

Paynter - Released? "I haven't got a clue whether he will be with us next season."

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This basically means that Taylor is going out on loan and White and Paynter are off.

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Also expect Sam, Forssell and Brown to leave at the end of there contracts

Rachubka, Bruce, Paynter and O'Brein also likely to off

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Lees - “You have got to have players who can play in two or three positions. And I think someone like Tom is adequate in both positions and can excel in both, if he puts his mind to it." (Warnock speaking to YEP)

Looks like Lees will become a utility player next season, in my mind this will give him time to grow as a player. He's played too much football for us this season, next year will give him the chance to develop and not be rushed.

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Totally agree with all posts. Altho i think brown would be a good squad player, bench or not hes an experienced head that could be useful in the training ground. Lees only played so many games because of our lack of quality in defence. shows how s**t your defenders (bruce,bromby,connolly) are when a 22 year old is taking your place in the squad

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Really want to see rogers and somma when fit, think they'll be good playeers for colin.

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