Leeds Rumours Archive January 17 2012


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17 Jan 2012 21:59:52
Leeds interested in Banana Yaya (21), u20's Cameroon International. Made 2 caps and currently been scouted by Gwyn Williams. CB, 6 ft 3 and currently plays for tunisian league champions Esperance

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Gwyn williams,mmm,now theres a man who can screw up a so called done deal

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I DEMAND that we sign this player. What an awesome name :0)

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Every leeds fan in the land would get his name on there shirt. so for that reason alone. simon sign him up!

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He signed for Sochaux from Espérance Tunis on 17 January 2012

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17 Jan 2012 21:37:02
Sign this adam smith, hes class , been puting some quailty crosses in

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17 Jan 2012 21:29:45
Delph could be coming and Clapton could be going.i hope they both stay and beckford scored a hat-rick tonight for leicester so shut up about him coming to leeds

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We can't let Clapton go! It'll be like the Yardbirds all over again. :0(

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You should have put a bet on beckford got a hattrick

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Did you mean Clayton as we dont have a Clapton lol

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17 Jan 2012 21:29:45
Delph could be coming and Clapton could be going.i hope they both stay and beckford scored a hat-rick tonight for leicester so shut up about him coming to leeds

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What is Clapton doing...playing "Wonderful toningt" ?

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I never even knew Eric Clapton 'played' for us.

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Not surprised if he goes - Clapton was never really that good at football

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17 Jan 2012 21:29:32
Kris Boyd to sign? available on a free transfer after terminating his contract in Turkey

Still 28yrs

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17 Jan 2012 21:28:04
Looks like Warnock is definately going to be Leeds Boss,very soon
Hes now virtually odds on

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Go on then put your mortgage on it..and go homeless!

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We were odds on to beat Sunderland- remember? odds mean nothing

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17 Jan 2012 21:17:50
Hope Grayson try's to get Adam smith! Having a quality game against qpr for dons .. Gets up well too.. Shoddy and smith one side and Townsend plus white at the other looks good to me

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17 Jan 2012 17:15:02
hope leeds was not in for delph and lichaj because we will have wasted time on them back to the drawing board it is then who will it be next then no one thats who or we will just miss out again lol

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I find a bit atrange that we have to move for players that aint match fit. They will spend 2-4 weeks before being fully fit........ AND by then the season is over

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To the above, the season is over in 2-4 weeks? This is big news to me!

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17 Jan 2012 16:18:46
Sign up Matty Pattison as he scored 2-0 win in a behind closed doors game against newcastle

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I seen his goal on lutv, he looks tasty this guy, good movement good passing and he knows how to finnish. i think he could do well for us

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And what about give forsell a run instead of becchio? He scored again in the same match and he always seems to create himself a couple of chances in the 10 minutes he gets off the bench!!


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Yeah i agree we need to give forssell a start he does more than becchio does in 10 mins than becchio does in the whole game!

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17 Jan 2012 16:10:02
Just heard on Yorkshire radio Simon Grayson has said Fabian Delph would fit the bill perfectly however he hasn't confirmed they have bid for him. Surely this has to come off ideally in time for weekend if this don't come off I feel the playoffs won't happen this year

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This will not happen as it is just a con to sell season tickets. Remember during summer Woodgate and Smith, they were never coming.

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Grayson did say he would fit the bill but in the same interview said he would not confirm who he was interested in. so until someone signs i doubt we will know anything about it.

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This wont happen for the simple reason delph is quality and grayson would be confused into what position to play him in to make sure that he is played out of position goalie looks favourite

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17 Jan 2012 12:15:37
According to a story on the sun website ( and ok it's the sun website!) Mc cormack was at the dw stadium last night with his agent.
The story goes on to say he is one of martinez's top targets and has a £2.5 mill buy out clause. Anyone know anything about this or is it bsh~t? MOT

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Why would he go to a team destined for the championship

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I seriously doubt he will want to go to a club in free fall just to join the Championship again next season. He's not exactly been on form recently so I'd be surprised if Wigan actually go ahead with it all

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I hope mcormack does go, could do with the 2.5million for someone who can score, okay he's scored 11 goals thisseason but what's he done in the last 2 months? Nothing! Sell and re invest for promotion

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Mcormack has a £2.5m buy out clause? This surprises me as I doubt the whole squad is worth that much.

Though I would sell him for that without question

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Please, please, please get rid. A complete waste of a shirt. Huffs and pufffs but useless

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Original poster again. Like i said don't know if there's any truth in the story.
If true though, i'd take beckford back from the crisp munchers, think he could get the old magic back. Might get becchio firing again too! MOT

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"I hope mcormack does go, could do with the 2.5million for someone who can score, okay he's scored 11 goals thisseason but what's he done in the last 2 months? Nothing! Sell and re invest for promotion

Invest in the east stand more like

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Is it just me who think McCormack and clayton and snoddy have been are best 3players

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17 Jan 2012 11:23:05
Leeds risk losing midfield dynamo Adam Clayton as contract talks have stalled.

Clayton has arguably been Leeds' stand-out performer this term with a number of impressive performances for Simon Grayson's men.

The 22-year-old has firmly established himself as a key player in the Leeds side after initially struggling to break into the team last season following his arrival from Manchester City.

Clayton has scooped several man of the match awards this term and has chipped in with five goals from midfield.

Clayton is in the final 18 months of his contract at Elland Road and the club have been locked in talks over an extension for some time.

However, both parties have been struggling to agree a deal and the news has alerted a number of clubs in the Premier League to Clayton's possible availability.

Clayton's suitors are now weighing up moves for the midfielder as they prepare to test Leeds' resolve to hang onto the player.

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Clayton was great for the first few games this season but was average at best during November / December. I don't think his 18 months remaining contract is anywhere near the top of Leeds priority list.

How about bringing in quality players and agreeing new contracts with White and Howson who both are free agents come May.

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There is a common thread here, contract talks keep stalling, its bates and harvey who keep trying to pay the players peanuts and then act all surprised when they reject initial offers

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Never mind,Leeds Utd website reveals Parkers nearing full fitness,what a boon that will be eh,got to be one of the worst,injury prone players weve had,if hes a sign of things to come its God help us.

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To the second poster - you'll be happy to hear Clayton is off then??
I don't think so. In my opinion he's been our best all year and now with Howson officially gone there can be no doubt about it.

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17 Jan 2012 11:21:50
Leeds United are currently running the rule over South African midfielder and former Newcastle United and Norwich City player Matty Pattison, who is on trial at the club.
Gj Source Leeds web page

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17 Jan 2012 11:21:02
Apparently we are bidding for a defender who plays there football in tunisia and has represented Cameroon at u21 level etc . 6 foot 3 yaya banana

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He plays for the Tunisian champions and apparently is being looked at by souchoux or France? They are close to agreeing a bid. From what it says on a website but Leeds Want to snap up the powerhouse.

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So hope this is true...know nothing about the guy but think of all amazing chants you can get out of a name like that!!

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Leeds have tabled an offer of 950k apparently

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Error, his name is Banana Yaya, only public school and military give the family name before the given name, Grayson Simon? He has played next to no games and so has not proven himself,but as is usual LUFC fashion is thought to be a punt at your reported fee. That amount would get a good starting right full back and left sided centre half from the Championship or Premiership reserves

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17 Jan 2012 10:31:25
According to the Yorkshire Post it is unlikely that Delph or Lichaj will be coming. Lichaj is to continue his fitness return at Villa and according to Villa officials we haven't made an offer to loan Deplh. It states he is on a 5 figure weekly wage, so Bates will pull that.

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Local birmingham paper states that no cotnact yet from Leeds and Villa want leeds to pay a substantial part of his wages and have a recall clause.
So no deal then as Bates and his lackey Harvey will not authorise us paying any kind of decent money

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It doesnt say that at all...it says that Villa are looking to keep hold of Lichaj but it doesnt say that Delph isn't coming...the deal is done, by all accounts, just not publicised yet!

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So 5 figure sum...that starts at 10k ..... i think the budget runs from that and slightly upward

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It says: Villa have yet to receive contact from Leeds United about a loan swoop for Fabian Delph, even though the Elland Road club are keen on taking back their former favourite on a temporary basis.

It is believed Villa would be receptive to the move, providing Leeds are willing to pay a significant contribution to Delph’s wages and agree to a recall clause.

Therefore with what Bates and Harvey offer then theres no chance of it happening much as i would like to see it happening

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17 Jan 2012 10:22:48
Looks like Delph & Lichaj rumour could have legs. LEEDS want Aston Villa pair Fabian Delph and Eric Lichaj on loan.

Midfielder Delph was sold by United in 2009 for £6million but is out of favour at Villa.

Lichaj spent last term on loan at Leeds and manager Simon Grayson is after a right-back.

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Grayson loves playing players out of position im surprised he hasnt thought about playing barndoor there lol

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17 Jan 2012 10:16:08
Lichaj is not coming to Elland Road and is expected to get a first team shot @ Villa (Yorkshire Evening Post).

Delph is a 90% done deal.

Still chasing a Def to replace Kisnorbo.

Craig Jones (Wing) currently on trial.

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