Leeds Rumours Archive July 17 2011

 

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17 Jul 2011 22:43:47
Michael Johnson will come in on loan ONLY IF he doesn't make Man City's 25 man squad. same will happen with Smith.

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Smiths available on a free it's a foregone conclusion that Newcastle want him out so why wait til then? don't expect smith to come back though

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Yet more news on Smith.......It isnt gonna happen. I dont think Johnson will either, if it was gonna happen it would have happened by now.

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Micheal Johnson cant keep playing in reserves and developement teams at city. At 23 he needs to make some progress and get in the spotlite. Would be nice if he got his career back on track at Leeds

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Smith is a freaking mercenary and isn't coming back, full stop.

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As far as I, M aware Michael Johnson will not be able to play for the reserves as they have been disbandedso a loan move is on the cards it just needs the finances sorted out Leeds to pay a portion of his wages

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17 Jul 2011 22:18:41
Leeds to sign Kane Ferdinand, cousin to Rio and Anton for 450k.

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TAKE IT HE MUST BE GREAT COS HE CALLED FERDINAND. WHY DO PEOPLE JUST SEE A NAME AND NOT THE FOOTBALLER. IF I WAS CALLED MESSI YOU WOULD SAY ID BE A GREAT SIGNING

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17 Jul 2011 22:17:20
MONTGOMERY, MONTGOMERY, MONTGOMERY.He, ll be here before season starts.

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17 Jul 2011 22:08:34
No big surprise here but Stockdale will join Leeds on loan Tomorrow / Tuesday and will play against Rochdale. Leeds trying to persuade Fulham to cancel 24 hour recall which has caused the delay but Fulham will stand firm.

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17 Jul 2011 19:57:44
leeds will sign next week......smith :-( , quinn and stockdale(loan) watch this space, also a very small chance that micheal johnson will also join on season loan with veiw to permanant next season

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Smith will be a quality signing, forget his past who wouldnt of ditched us? look forward not backwards

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Smith would be a poor signing injury prone hes too overweight and hasnt scored a goal in four years and hes crap in midfield wheres the logic

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Put smiths previous connection with the club aside can you honestly say he is good enough now? If the answer to that is yes then you must not know anything about football. He's never been the same since his serious injury he's not good enough.
You say look to future but the only reason that you would sign him is cos of his past with our club.

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If you ask me he's got the heart and if he puts in the work he can be a great CM player hes got strength and can get goals

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Who wouldnt of ditched us?
A self proclaimed ''fan''?
Just a thought, you dont sound much like one yourself with that comment

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It wont happen, your all setting yourseves up for a kick in the teeth, he wont drop his wages, and Im thankful for that. Hed be a complete gamble and one that most likely wouldnt come off

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No he obviously couldn't stay with us because of money id love to see your opinion if someone like ferdinand had a chance of coming back im sure you wouldn't care about him ditching us, just an opinion i'd love to see him back 75% wages paid not much of a gamble if thats the case

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Work and passion alone dont mean s**t Otherwise we'd all be premiership footballers........

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It is, for OUR wage budget moron, we arent a prem club anymore. And the 75% is merely a rumour fool. As for ferdinand would never happen. I think your fooling yourself into thinking that the only reason people dont want him back is the move to Manchester, your HIGHLY mistaken.

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17 Jul 2011 17:46:42
Gradel is goin to newcastle my m8 works in club shop at st James and the word is the deal will include Leon best and unfortunately a deal that will see newcastle pay 75% of smiths wages allowing him to re join the whites.

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Leon Best i would love to see at leeds, But loosing Gradel just to get smith is something im not happy about.

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Leon Best and Alan Smith in exchange for Gradel No brainer for me, Welcome home Alan

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I wouldn't worry as whoever posted this rumour is clearly smoking crack Maybe he buys it from his 'mate' in Newcastle's club shop under the counter {Ed045's Note - Yeah why would the employee in the club shop know about transfer details, wages and part exchanges.

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It's a rumour he heard goin around st james might not be right but thats what he's heard you muppet this is a rumour site yeah

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You should refrain from drinking too much newcastle brown ale or m8 should, if you have a low tolerance like your iq, utter fantasy

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How long has this rumour page been going. How many of the thousands of rumours have actually been true?? 1 or 2 at the most. Stop fretting {Ed032's Note - indeed

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I would take this with a pinch of salt and I'm a smithy fan. MOT guys don't fret about any rumour unless it's official

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My mate works in a shop and he knows nothing about any of this.

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Whats unfortunate about that, i love
gradel but would snap your hand off for that deal.

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Gradel over Smith anyday of the week Gradels our future, Smiths our past.

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17 Jul 2011 17:01:48
Leeds set to sign Melbourne Victory hard man Kevin Muscat.Muscat is seen as ideal to sure up a leaky defence.

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Kevin Muscat....the one who played for Palace and Wolves, surely he is about 40 by now not having that.

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More nonsense, he's 37 - not even Leeds are that desperate, unlike you for posting this pure fantasy. I know this is a rumours site but there surely has to be some partial truth or realism in them?

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Kevin Muscat is a thug. If he signs for Leeds I will rip my season ticket up in front of Simon Grayson and Ken Bates. {Ed032's Note - i think that your season ticket is safe

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If you gonna make up something, at least make it half believable lol

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Oh no this is totally true not only that but we are getting Ray Parlour and a return spell for Jason Wilcox too

Some people make me really laugh on here, good one buddy lol

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I'm fairly sure he's announced his retirement from professional football... don't talk such bulls**t

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I live in melbourne and kevin muscat had retired from playing football that rumour a load of bollocks

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Too old & slow. digraced himself with a horrible send off at the end of the a league season in oz

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He plays for a non league club in Australia now and is assistant manager at Melbourne Victory, hardly likely we'd be signing a non-playing staff member of another club to come and play in the "leaky" defence.

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17 Jul 2011 16:17:08
Gradel on his way to Newcastle for approx three million.Reports say he's delighted to be joining a great club and can't wait to be there.

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Why would he call that a great club when he is already at a bigger club

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What a load of s**te, Gradel will be playing for Leeds you magpie tosser

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"Reports"? What reports? Magical mystery fairy world made up i can't actually think of anything better to bulls**t about reports? Oh yeah, i know them... This is getting ridiculous now

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Are you the same guy who has the expert insider in the Newcastle shop? Get a life, it doesn't matter how many times you post this rubbish on here, it won't make it happen

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17 Jul 2011 15:46:58
Next season prediction

1. Leicester
2. Birmingham
3. Reading
4. West Ham
5. Leeds
6. Forest

thoughts?

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Only thing i would change there is swap Birmingham and West Ham, Birmingham losing out on all there best players, but West Ham still look quite strong.
Agree with the rest though.. good call (Y)

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1. Leicester
2. West Ham
3. Nottingham Forrest
4. Birmingham
5. Middlesborough
6. Burnley
7. Reading
8. Leeds

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Personally i feel we will be about 5 places south of there mate, not enough strength in depth and a lack of quality signings will see us pushed out of the playoff spots, we have absolutely no chance of the top two spots with are squad atm.

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I dont fancy Leicester at all, Sven is a joker. He always rocks up at a club, spends loads of cash and then gets out of town. West Ham will be champions i think. Best we can hope for unless there are significant signings is about 8th-10th i think.

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Agree... we will finish outside the top 5 and look towards mid table, sorry guys would love to be proved wrong - but still time for some quality to come in

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We have improved season by season under SG, last year it was all doom and gloom when Beckford left and we had a great season, yes it tailed off at the end b ut most of us were thinking it was a season to consolidate and stay up. I for one have faith in SG and think we will be right up there with the automatic spots however tough the competition. MOT

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Can't see 'boro or burnley above us. There squads are weaker than ours. All this talk about Leicester, Sven is hardly a proven winner is he? Spend, spend, spend doesn't win you leagues, passion does. You only have to look at last seasons top two to see that. Watch this space.......

Leeds aren't we.....

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We will be lucky to stop up never mind finishing in the top five if we dont bring some quality player in very shortly

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I tip Ipswich to do well. Made a few good signings so far and I rate jewell as a manager, as much as I wish Leeds would be up there I just can't see it, we need more depth n class and NEED a take no sh# defence, can u all see that happening? I wonder if players let max, snoddy and luciano will play as well as they did last season, whatever happens I'll be there cheerin the lads on neway {Ed032's Note - good attitude - get behind the boys

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We finished 7th last season and to be honest once our defence is sorted we will make the play offs. We dont need quality signings we just need to improve our team moral and up we go. {Ed032's Note - and we need to get behind the lads and make elland road the fortress it once was

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Wish all the arm chair and pessimistic fans would stop going on about "quality signings" it's the championship, grit, desire, passion and a belief is what you need in the team. Whatever signings come on will be right for Leeds united........have faith and stop promoting other teams in the championship before us Were Leeds and proud, I doubt burnley, 'boro and Leicester fans are saying were going to be better than them.

Leeds aren't we..... {Ed032's Note -

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I wouldn't bank on Leicester being up there - Eriksoon's an idiot. He also spent millions last season and did eff all. Leeds won't do better than last year if we don't sign at least 4 more good quality players.

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If we finish top 10 I'll be happy. Too many good teams this year, we missed a good opportunity last season. Still I'll be 100% behind the mighty whites

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My thoughts are that you're crazy... 5th? We missed out on thr play-offs last season with a much better squad
9th/10th - at the very best.

And I think West Ham will walk the league

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I strongly disagree with the above comment. We have only lost Killa and Johnson, and at times i wish like many johnson didnt even have a left foot. IThe arrival of Brown will strenghten the middle of the park. And in terms of Kasper, we are heavily linked with Stockdale on loan who is a better keeper. For the back four we have the return of Kisnorbo, although uncertain of how he will respond to his injury, was a rock in league 1 for us. Although i agree with some that we need a few signings to strengthen the squad, we are linked with good players that will enable us to surpass last season and push for the play offs. Also i expect players such as Nunez to take off this season.

So lets get behind the lads instead of comparing them to other teams.

MOT

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1 - LEEDS
2- FOREST
3- WEST HAM
4- CARDIFF
5- BLACKPOOL
6- BIRMINGHAM

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I think you boys are in a bit of bother this year.Mid table i m afraid.

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Reading to finish above West Ham? lololol

And where's Boro?

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In a better position than forest, cardiff, blackpool and Birmingham who have lost the majority of their teams and havnt signed anyone decent as of yet

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West Ham have lost allot of players and have a manager who style of football is crap i think persionally they will do a Boro

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Just want to say most people have ignored the fact blackpool have the same team that got them up last year so expect them to be up there. As for the mighty whites i see us finishing 4th the likes of aidy white and nunez i think will come through this season especially nunez he played top class in pre season scotland. Would agree need another solid defender, midfielder and possible striker cos paynter not up 2 standard and becchio with his hamstring is risky. WE have the quality, the believe and the passion get behind the team MOT {Ed032's Note -

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The fact that we have only lost a couple of players (At the moment) is not the point. Other teams have strengthend, some big time. The teams coming down I believe will be there or there abouts. I'm a mad Leeds Fan, but I'm not stupid enough to think we will finish top 5. We missed out on a cracking chance last season. If we have an indifferent start to the season like last year we only have mid table to look forward to. I HOPE I AM WRONG {Ed032's Note - so do i

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I'm strongly behind the lads at Elland Road - I really hope we're all wrong with our pessimism
I just find it difficult to see where the results are gonna come from An above poster says we've only lost Bradley and the Killer. We've lost Somma for 6 months or something and we've let Kasper go.
We NEED to get Lichaj back - he was quality.
It's all good and well that we have all these midfielders, but they can't all play Nunez has looked awesome in pre-season, but where's he gonna play?
Are we gonna switch to a 4-4-1-1 and play him in the hole? In which case, who's gonna be the midfield?
You'd assume Maxi and Snoddy on the wings and Howson and Brown in the centre... And Brown won't be able to play twice-a-week at 34... that's the problem with the more experienced players in this division. Experience is all good and well, but it's no use if you've got no proven cover when the older guy is knackered after a Saturday
Last year we won one mid-week match all season... ONE That's terrible And we have MUCH more strenght in depth
I strongly disagree with an above poster's criticism of Bradley Johnson. He was absolutely outstanding last season... proven when we were on a good run, only lost to Cardiff (twice) in something like 22 matches and then I was there at the Liberty Stadium, watching Swansea walk through our midfield because of no presence Without Bradley, our central midfield had no defence whatsoever

I really hope I'm proven wrong here.
It's brilliant news that we look to be keeping Maxi and Snoddy. And we have cover for them in White and Sam.
Having Luciano back will be a plus and I think Rossy deserves a chance. I always liked Nunez, he was quality for Scunny - so that's a plus. I love Paddy, so that was a key contract negotiation.
Aside from all the nagativity, we can battle - but we'll be overachieving if we make the play-offs {Ed032's Note - good post.

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17 Jul 2011 15:44:01
Leeds set to announce the signing Macclesfield Town starlet Tom Fisher on a free transfer, the deal to be completed by next week would be a huge hit for the fans that would see Fisher add to some much needed flair to the Leeds line up.

LEEDSFOREVER

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He's just signed for macclesfield on 12th july after being released by stockport

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Much needed flair, Gradel, Nunez, McCormack, Snodgrass.
you clearly have no clue do you..

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Fingers crossed, eh? This could be the big one that we have all been waiting for TOM FISHER Wow- that will amaze all our fans I smell big hit here

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Ex Stockport County and sh&te... we really need to be looking at better than this... we surely can't be skinters anymore, uncle ken's steadied our ship and has got all his money back that he put in. with some effort and a little investment he could double what he bought us for by getting us into the prem. would like Stockdale but wouldn't be impressed with smithy coming back as I just think his legs are shot.. fingers crossed we get some players in soon.
Stockports ONLY Leeds fan.. leeds, leeds, leeds.. {Ed032's Note - hows the weather in stockport?

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Hahaha, strange you ask Ed.. I left twenty years ago and spent ten years in Aberdeen and ten years in the Hague just to get away from the rain cloud that sits over stockport.. note to the scouts at Leeds Get over to the Hague and take a look at some of the talent in their Selectie (Semi Pro) Leagues - Technically very, very, good. I manage a team over here so if you fancy tipping someone off in the club tell them to get in touch with me through Wilhelmus V.V.

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Has anyone from Macclesfield ever been called a starlet before? {Ed032's Note - the macc lads?

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17 Jul 2011 15:29:32
Leeds set to announce the signing of danny ings from bournemouth
would be a excellent pick up in my opinion

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How would that be a good signing? Because he scored a few goals for the mighty Dorchester Town last season? Oh man Sign him up quick....

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A) He plays for Bournemouth
b) He has been linked with PL
c) He would be a good signing, as he is young, scores goals and has a lot of potential

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I agree top player.hes not an out and out scorer, he creates a lot.very young, bags of potential.

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17 Jul 2011 14:52:20
Snodgrass to Newcastle 6 million (gutted leeds fan )mot.

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At that price hope so provided money is spent on players. Snodgrass not that great last season for whatever reason

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I agree for 6 million we could buy 3-4 good midfielders or defenders or a winger twice as good as snodgrass but i odubt it will come off as we slapped an 8 mil price tag on him when norwich wanted him

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I would take that with a little regret providing 6m was spent on replacements. As previous post said we could get 4 good quality players with that

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Would rather sell Snodgrass than Gradel, we need to offer Max a good deal to stay.

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He is quality . gutted to loose him . i agree maybe he did not score enough goals , but , if he was not helping to defend so much , we would see so much more . he is a 10 out of 10 team player .

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When will people learn that most of the things on here are rumours with no truth? 6m after bates already said he's valued at 8m Get real

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Snodgrass is a good player. You would ideally want to keep him, but at 6 mill that would be a good deal. The reality is we would sell him for 4.5 i think. And would all the cash be re-invested with the Colonel at the helm?

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I would rather keep the players that are committed to the club and get rid of the ones who are asking god for answers about their future tbh

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Quoute: - He is quality . gutted to loose him . i agree maybe he did not score enough goals , but , if he was not helping to defend so much , we would see so much more . he is a 10 out of 10 team player . ---

We are talking about Gradel here?

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Call yourself leeds fans snodgrass won player of the month 5 times last season and set up too many goals to count he was one of our best players except the dip in form towards the end of the season. Losing someone like snoddy could leave a massive gap in the team MOT

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17 Jul 2011 14:19:52
Covs manager and chairmen have claimed that clingan is staying but they said that about westwood and fox so i think they'll sell for the right price he also looks unlikely to sign a new deal at Coventry.

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Total rubbish


Westwood went on a free so how could civ say he wasn't for sale

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Obviously before that when he was still on contract

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17 Jul 2011 13:33:10
this is off the main rumour board

Newcastle have had a 3MILLION bid for Max Gradel accpted by Leeds according to sources close to the club

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I can confurm this is bull... Gradel will be negotiating a new contract at ER this week. fact

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Why would Leeds have rejected the west ham bid when they offered more then.

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Gradel has turned down newcastle if he were to move its definitely not going to be to Newcastle

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He's already snubbed Newcastle, he's not gonna join them now, especially when it looks like we can get promoted this season

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We turned down more than 2.5mill from west ham. So I doubt we going to take 3million are we and seen as in January we refused Newcastle 5million bid.

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Ha ha, what main rumour board is that then . . . the one in your head {Ed032's Note - maybe its in his kitchen

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17 Jul 2011 13:28:16
Has Greening actually gone to Forest or is there still a possibility of him coming to leeds: Sources please

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Would like to get Greening.... good passer of the ball, experienced and has played at a good level for a long time. He is rom York as well so is somewhat a local. Think he is going to Forest though.

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17 Jul 2011 13:13:45
Potential deals happening this week... A GK (stockdale the likely lad) watt (perminant deal or season lOan again) greening or eremenko before rochdale lichaj possibly and maybe a young loan striker... Afobe on loan ? what do you think to these ed? Jamie lufc. MOT

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Greenings gone to forest stockdale or turner look likely lichaj and watt look likely too, never heard of afobe so dont know about that {Ed045's Note - Afobe is an English under 21 international, plays for Arsenal.. has a promising future.

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He was on loan at emmerdale farm last season (hudds town) very powerful. Quick feet. Looks a talent. Has the deal for greening been finalised to forest ?

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Then that would be a good deal then fingers crossed

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17 Jul 2011 12:22:03
Ed do you think that Lichaj is the problem to our Rb/Lb defensive problems? Also his long through could get us a goal or two when things aren't going our way. What do you think? {Ed045's Note - I am assuming you mean solution and, I think he has proved himself perfectly capable of being our Rb in this league, he has pace, a good tackle, and has time on his side(he's stick quite young), I would like to see him permanently though.

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I think lichaj is ok but to be honest i dont see him as a solution to anything. We have a very big problem within our team.... And its not individuals... But i was at every game last season home and away, our problem is the gulf between our midfielders n defenders. When we dont have the ball we look so exposed. I think the signing of brown will help that though. (i hope) {Ed045's Note - Yeah i agree, with a solid Def Mid player, we should be able to stop a leaky defence.

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Yes i did mean solution, sorry and i agree ed

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17 Jul 2011 11:39:14
Greening prefers a move to us rather then forest. Stockdale to sign tommorow on loan

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17 Jul 2011 11:08:33
Somma injury rumours are true, headline confirmed on OS, no story behind link yet tho...

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SG says there isnt a timescale on his injury it could be alot shorter or longer than expected as hes damaged a cruciate ligament

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17 Jul 2011 10:36:42
According to the daily star paper which has been correct a number of times this past week on many occasions, Grayson is set to sign Watt for the third time, now, i wonder if it will be a loan or perminent, i think he would be good even though at the back end of last season he didnt perform to his best

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Surely SG has seen enough of Sanchez to know he just isn't good enough.

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You what? He is awful, he cost us points with his woeful decision making, poor finishing and complete lack of desire to tackle.

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17 Jul 2011 10:26:58
daily star reports Grayson is on the verge of bringing sanchez watt back for a third season. what do u think about this ed? {Ed045's Note - I'm not sure myself, if we sign him this time we need to actually use him as he didn't figure much last season (also missed game winning chances at crucial times) but what does it say about Gradel or Snodgrass?

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Watt, IMO, is a truly, truly awful player. He is nowhere near good enough for Championship level.

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17 Jul 2011 09:31:08
Leeds should go for chelsea's new signing courtois on loan,
would be an unbelievable signing or are we already close to signing a keeper ed?

JackTheWhite {Ed045's Note - Stockdale's the name being thrown around a lot at the moment, but I think we have been linked with every keeper that is available.

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Director Dirk Degraen said: "We received an enormous offer that gave us no choice but to let him leave- Do you think when Chelsea made this enomous offer that they were thinking they would immediately loan him out to Leeds ?

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17 Jul 2011 10:11:54
Ed are we buying or loaning Stockdale? {Ed045's Note - If we do get him it would be more than likely a season long loan, with a view to permanent if we get promoted, but with a 24hr callback clause.

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We will not have the option to buy him as fulham will not sell him.

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17 Jul 2011 09:36:55
The Daily Star Sunday claims that 'Leeds boss Simon Grayson is set to sign Arsenal's Sanchez Watt - for a third time.'

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17 Jul 2011 09:06:52
Leeds boss Simon Grayson is set to sign Arsenal's Sanchez Watt - for a third time. (Source: Daily Star Sunday)

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