Leeds Rumours Archive July 17 2012

 

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17 Jul 2012 21:15:31
i saw ross today and he said he wasnt going to agree a new contract as it is not what he values himself for last season. i think personally he being a bit greedy.

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That doesn't put him in the minority does it? All footballers are greedy, well as soon as they have a weasel agent dealing for them.

Loyalty is an endangered priciple these days
Excroggywhite {Ed013's Note - Andy Hughes wasn't, a true Gent of the game}

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I think if he stays he would be good up front with jordon rhodes as he is coming at the end of the month

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Good I hope the fat bloke goes and papa smurf lets nw have the money to buy players

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So where did you see him then? Walking his dog? Having a medical? Conducting the takeover? Roundhay Park....

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Obviously not the same place as the previous poster who says that he is staying.... HEY WAIT WHAT'S GOING ON!

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{Ed013's Note - Andy Hughes was a true Gent of the game}


Hope Andy Hughes gets a big welcome if he comes back to play against us at Elland Road. Brilliant attitude and a very under rated player in his time at Elland Road, not a world beater but 100% effort {Apologies guys, my mistake that was meant to say WAS! No idea how it ended up like that. Andy Hughes was a Gent and generally nice guy that wasn't greedy}

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Makes me laugh, you bump into Ross and start to ask him about his personal financial situation and he spills everything to you!

If Ross isn't telling his team mates he is hardly likely to talk to some stranger walking past

Very poor rumour

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17 Jul 2012 20:04:43
Strong rumours that McCormack is staying at Leeds and should be announced into tomorrows YEP

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I So hope this is true! Him, Snodgrass & White NEED TO BE KEPT At The Mighty Leeds United!!

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We need him badly snod if we get a decent fee and only a decent fee should leave aidy white is lg2 standard therefore good enough for celtic

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Cant see it, he has turned down the new contract and Leeds havent offered any new one..nothing changed expect to see him depart next week.

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I hope he does go and for a chunky fee , he had one half decent season , missed far more chances than he scored and all of a sudden he thinks he's premier league standard . we can do much better MOT

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Affraid not. NW doesnt want him, take the money and buy 3 players he does want

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No ONE player is that important or indeed bigger than the team. Get shot I reckon. Any player who rejects the offer to play for our once great team, shouldnt get a second one (unless the offer was derisory, and with Bates who knows)

If Aiden white was that good he would have been snapped up by now, I do hope he is sweating. If there was a god the only offer he would get would be from a lower division. get shot too i reckon.

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If we get 1.5m for him it would allow nw to buy some players. There is obviously no money being put into the club

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Neil Warnock hasn't said he doesn't want him, he ssaid that if he wouldn't sign the contract (extension) then Leeds would have to sell him while he is worth something.

It would be nice to keep McCormack AND Snoddy, as the main problems we had last year were at the back of the pitch, not up front....

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17 Jul 2012 19:23:47
Media understands that Manchester City starlet Reece Wabara is attracting plenty of interest from Football League clubs looking for loanees.

The 20-year-old defender is held in high regard at the Etihad Stadium, but remains some way down the first-team pecking order.

He has made just one senior appearance for the Blues to date, and that came on the final day of the 2010/11 campaign.

With opportunities limited, City opted to send him on loan to Ipswich Town last season.

The youngster impressed during his time at Portman Road and interest in his services this summer is steadily mounting.

It is understood that Barnsley, Huddersfield Town and Leeds United would all welcome the opportunity to offer him another taste of the Championship.

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If he is not at Portsmouth we would not be interested

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Lets try to buy him if he is that good and that way down the pecking order you never know your look in raffle.I personally can't say that I know the lad but if he's that good you never know!

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17 Jul 2012 18:47:19
We after Reece wabara from man city on loan for season, and have turned down Norwich offer for snoddy ... My source Ssn transfer centre .............kevlufc

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What you mean the SSN who said Norwich had offered us 8 million squid for Snoddy.....

... not sure whose the worst these days, the Sun, or SSN

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17 Jul 2012 18:36:58
Leeds reject norwich city bid for leeds winger robert snodgrass source ssn?

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17 Jul 2012 18:16:35
norwich make offer for snodgrass but was rejected

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17 Jul 2012 18:13:52
Leeds reject Norwich bid for Snoddy, just announced on sky sports news, we won't be a feeder club for the canaries, MOT

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Ive said this before, if he is that necessary and if indeed NW wants to build a team around hin either make him a better offer OR make him play out his contract, if he is that essential for promotion. PAUL LLHB

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Papa Smurff will bank the cash like everytime before

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We already are a feeder club to the premier league or any team that will pay ££££ :-(

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"We already are a feeder club to the premier league or any team that will pay ££££ "

I think you'll find that's true of ANY club, that's how they survive.....

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Its true for smaller clubs that NEED the transfer funds to survive! We should not be in that position fianacally or want to be labelled as a feeder club. We are bigger and better than that surely?

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What do you mean you wont be a feeder club for the canaries you already are OTBC

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17 Jul 2012 18:06:52
I heard Frazer Campbell is coming to Leeds, he is a life long fan. Great player with loads of pace.

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Garbage, From Uddersfield, family are all munure fans. Utter rubbish

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He is from Huddersfield but his dad who is his agent is a massive Leeds fan.

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No chance! When wAs fit last season was called up to england. Why wud he drop a league. Wud cost 10mill! rubbish rumour made up

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Unlikely -until we get to Prem. Rather a decent player on his day, and recently called up by England, so well regarded on high. Why would he drop down a level at 24 when just re-establishing himself at the top level after injury? Chapel A

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17 Jul 2012 18:00:43
Leeds united have rejected a transfer request from snodgrass

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I think you mean Leeds have turned down a transfer OFFER FOR Snodgrass not a transfer REQUEST FROM Snodgrass. They are 2 different things!

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Unlikely we have turned down a transfer request. Maybe an offer

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17 Jul 2012 17:57:40
Just said on SSN that we have rejected snoddys transfer request.

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17 Jul 2012 17:26:41
For what I've heard and seen Austin could well be our next icon at Leeds. He's not afraid of going in for a challenge and for what also heard. He claims that the goal at the weekend was his last for Brann. Bring this lad in before anyone else snaps him up. #MOT

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Lets hope we pull our finger out and sign him up.

sy BsE LEEDS

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17 Jul 2012 16:50:50
Andrew Crofts could be used as a
makeweight in Norwich's offer for
Snodgrass

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So they take our best players whilst we take the ones they no longer want . NO THANKS

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What, the offer we turned down you mean?

... please keep up....

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17 Jul 2012 16:39:09
LUST will be on Radio Leeds tonight between 6pm - 7pm. Just had an email update from the trust! Make sure you all tune in!!

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Really been listening from 5-6 and nothing been said??

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That because the original poster said between 6 and 7

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Just listen to LUST on a Radio Leeds media player, take over still going ahead and an appeal for more info to be released by those involved.

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17 Jul 2012 16:02:00
Leeds are set on signing Varney before Friday's first pre season game.
Peltier is always on his way saying leeds are a bigger club.
The funds from lonergans sale should pay for at least one of these transfers and hopefully bates might reach into his pocket

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Austin is now a priority signing. The Lonergan sale has given NW the money to sign him. I've watched him on youtube. He's exactly what we need

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Yes You Tube is where you can scout all great players

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17 Jul 2012 15:45:36
With the funds made from the selling from Andrew Lonergan, Leeds will make a counter offer of 400k for Austin, Nunez to also go to Scunthorpe in the next week

- Fozzy

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I think a deal is agreed with Brann for Austin already.. believed to be in the region of £350k with possible additions.

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17 Jul 2012 16:25:04
Marko Futacs is joining Leicester so looks like Beckford is heading further down the pecking order

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Futacs is coming in as 3rd/4th choice... Beckford's staying put.

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If beckford does go it wont be to Leeds, we cant afford his wages!

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Bates wouldn't pay a third of his wage i bet! Top premiership season ticket money in, average championship wages at best out! Total greed! You saved us and bled us dry ever since! Thanks but time to go now! BATES OUT

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Who?! Love it! Sounds like some made-up 'foreign Charley fancy Dan' from Viz Comic! Chapel A

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17 Jul 2012 16:20:12
There is a silly rumour going round the takeover has gone......dont be fooled by them...everything is on plan and is due to complete soon...i'm sure if it was going west it would have gone ages ago...this one will go through, just taking a while...no surprise as they are probably pulling Uncle Ken off the door way now!

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LUST just issued statement that no problems with due diligence... Gary Cooper on radio Leeds tonight 6-7pm

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Its just silly huddesfield fans jelouse to death and more than likley manu fans that cant stand the thought we are on the way back with or without a billionaire
us and city challenging for the prem

he he he

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The takeover ended weeks ago as I suggested on this forum, some reason the editor didn't put any more of my information on the website, perhaps scared it would end any interest in his web page!

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'The takeover ended weeks ago as I suggested on this forum, some reason the editor didn't put any more of my information on the website, perhaps scared it would end any interest in his web page!'

Get back to your own board you clown thats if there is anyone on it which i highly doubt.

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Trouble is the "it's going to happen today, tomorrow" brigade really know no more than the rest of us. We've had weeks of speculation on here and think we need a statement from the CLUB. Meanwhile we are either signing or are linked to players who aren't exactly inspiring me when we are talking millions of investment. The longer this goes on the more the doubters both inside and outside the fan base will feel they have a point

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Its nothing to do with paperwork, uncle ken still wants the rent from ER and TA

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Why are we signing free transfers? What take over!

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17 Jul 2012 16:11:56
It would appear that the Austin deal has been agreed, however, Brann are trying to hold on to him for their next 2 games! Looks like a solid signing, from what I have seen but time will tell! MOT!

Youngie!

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And my source is a local paper in Denmark...I will post a link when I'm not on my mobile! MOT!

Youngie!

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Look forward to the link, but newspapers don't prove anything anyway.. MOT

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Played 11, 1 red and 5 yellows for Brann this year apparently, he may have to tone down his behaviour/tackiling if we are to see the best of him.
Excroggywhite

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Why would a local Danish newspaper be covering events going on regarding a Football Club in Norway?

Matt MOT downunder

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17 Jul 2012 14:46:24
Just seen on twitter that we will go
for George Boyd if Snodgrass goes

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Oh that's definitely true then, Warnock always uses Twitter to conduct his transfer business, it's so confidential and accurate....

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Wow never knew NW had a twitter page and annocuned targets on it

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Not saying this will happen but Moose the reporter from talksport tweeted this so it might have some substance but only if Snoddy goes but he wont so its ok {Ed013's Note - I would go for Boyd anyway.Something different in the team}

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Boyd would be good but it seems there is no money

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I would really like George Boyd here anyway, regardless. I would sell McCormack to get Boyd here. With Boyd on one wing, and Snoddy on the other, we would be deadly! (and if we had Beckford and/or MacKail-Smith in the middle, we would be unstoppable!) Chapel A

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17 Jul 2012 14:32:44
announcement to be made today on either a transfer or takeover btween the time of 5-6

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And your source is....red or brown my friend!

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Fed up of these rubbish rumours! Give it a break!!

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I would asume thats a little bit late for a big announcement

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Or maybe that one or another past player can't wait for one or another of the friendlies!

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So what happened? Wrong day? Wrong weather?

or maybe wrong plot...?

Can't you leave your mum's laptop alone and wait for her to take you to the seaside next week?

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It's now 6:50 pm and still nothing think you need a new source mate

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U got the snodgrass news bid rejected :) lol i was right

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Ha ha u cant claim the snodgrass rumour you person!

NW always does an interview on tuesdays it was hardly !

mmmmmm announcement to be made about the takeover or a player sale or a player bought...watch this space it will be before the start of the season!

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17 Jul 2012 12:31:07
Mr lonergan did not want to fight for his place funny how the hunters run when they become the hunted! MOT 4 life

Melkijonny

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NW never puts a keeper on the bench.so why would andy stay

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That was when 5 subs were the max - this season its 7 again, so I think NW will have a regular keeper on the bench, Daft not to really.

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As if Lonners had a chance when hes competing with Warnock's love child!!

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NW will and has said he will train up.one of the younger outfield players as a keeper and if needed throw him on.That was about three weeks ago.

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Be more sense to train up our young goalkeeper as a midfield player.....

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We have Bromby, who is a very good sub goal keeper, that why he was always on the bench, he does both roles.

Probably a young keeper now will have a chance as we can have 7 subs, cant see us having 7 players left for the bench unless we buy some more tho!

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Would rather see the young lad cairns get a run out rather than see lonegran sat on the bench unhappy.

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We have Alex Cairns, surely with 7 subs he can be back up to Kenny?

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As above, we have Alex Cairns, dont take NW as a fool once we get the 7 subs system. NW see's quality and Alex is that, with Kenny there, he's a better experienced player to pull Alex through!

As for Lonergan lovers... he was 30 great.. rest of time, okay to poor!

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Why would Lonnergan be on the bench? He is a way better keeper than the second rate keeper we have just got from a third rate club. Come back Bates, at least we got decent players when you were here.

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Lonergan was never going to get a chance next season unless Kenny was injured so dont blame him for going just a shame he never got the oppurtunity to play behind a good defence

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17 Jul 2012 12:26:21
Varney will join Leeds before they start there pre-seaon games on the 20th July, that deal is very close.
Austin wants to join and we want him, might take abit of time though as it is overseas.
Peliter- we wont be able to sign when/if the takeover happens because of lack of funds.
Aidy White will leave and looks like is heading for Celtic.
Micheal Brown will stay, cant see him getting a bigger better club than Leeds. Good squad player.
Ross McCormack looks 50/50.

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Personally, i reckon brown may go to hartlepool to end his career.

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I think McCormack will go, when the 'price is right' to fund the other deals without having to let Snoddy go?

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17 Jul 2012 12:06:21
Josh McEachran is not ruling out another stint out on loan. I would love to see him on the left of midfield

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Good signing if it's true! But he may not want to come...

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He is a central midfielder played there all his life

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I could see him going to a premier league team. Swansea would suit him

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Wont go swasnsea as annoyed he was on bench there last season, he is centre mid and very good but cant see him at leeds and think he will go west ham just as a gut feeling. brian howard was featured on sky sports news as free transfer of the day. very good creative centre mid. wouldnt be a bad call?

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Was at Swansea last season he boy is top draw player just needs games won the euros too.

Chelsea think very highly of him and was their best player ore season last season doubt he would want to come to us.

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I think loan rules should be changed to say cannot loan a player to another team in same division.

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He is a quailty player and he should come to us, We are Leeds

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17 Jul 2012 12:05:11
Just read on YEP that Lonners left for a fee estimated to be £200,000! That is bad business IMO, he is easily a top 5 GK in this league, it was just a case of our defence was as solid as wet paper towels. Think Bolton are laughing at the min, should have been kept as a No2 at that offer!

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He wouldn't accept being a second keeper and Warnock doesn't often put a keeper on the bench.

Bolton may be pleased but we have a much better keeper in Kenny.

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Tbh I never really rated lonners that highly. He always looked vulnerable to me!? Having said that £200k is cheap for a half decent gk at his prime age!

It's common knowledge though that Warnock doesn't entertain 2 gk's ... Never even has a sub keeper!

Scot MOT!

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Id say hes worth about 750k-1m anyone else agree?

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Warnock does not play with a keeper on the bench, so there's no reason to keep him unhappy

LufcJay

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When Lonners got injured our defensive form picked up when Alex McCarthy came in on loan... After returning he never looked at his best to me.

MOT Peter

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£200,000 how does the YEP know. SSN states undisclosed fee. JD

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I dont think it made a lot of sense to sell him and bring in Kenny. There is not a lot of difference and Lonergan is only 28 compared to Kenny 34 but it is up to the manager

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If we can get Austin for 350.000£ I`d take the 200.000 for him any day......if that what takes to finance Austin.

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What i saw of him he was a joke, we need the money for better options else were. bromby and carins cant be much worse. at times he didnt even look like a keeper, we can do better and need options else where like the other ten spots in the team

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Come on lads!, £200K for him, is a great deal for Leeds, he isnt the best goalie in the championship but did us proud, but times move on, Bolton will find life very difficult in this League, they are there to be shot at now, thats the big games, BOLTON, BLACKBURN, WOLVES, yeah people love to play Leeds, but we arent high up on peoples wish list now.

£200K = 1/2 of Paddy.

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Arn't the Football league going back to 7 substitutes for 2012/2013, if so he will name 2 keepers?

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Yes my friend 7 on the bench, so expect 1 goalie in that and 6 forwards if we all know NW!

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I'm actually OK with that. I think we as fans were guilty of over-rating him on the basis of his first dozen or so appearances; and then he never found his feet again really when he returned after that injury. Overall, nice bloke and top pro, but not really an overall improvement on Kasper; and in between times Alex Mac showed us what really top goalkeeping looks like! So poor old Lonners was always on borrowed time after that I felt. Chapel A

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17 Jul 2012 11:45:52
I heard on Talksport radio that Sam Baldock was a target for Charlton. I would love to see him at Leeds. He scored 5 goals in 6 starts for West Ham last year and looked really lively. He only lost his place after Fat Sam bought more strikers. He would be a great signing for us.

Who does anyone else thing would be good?

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17 Jul 2012 11:32:19
Lonergan has been sold to Bolton for an undiscolsed fee (on the OS). I would expect to see Austin signed soon as this sale will free up some cash to get him in. I for one think we could have maybe kept Lonergan to provide some competition for the goalkeepers place, although i would prefer to see us sell Lonergan and get Austin in, he looks like a machine and i think will do well for us.

The D man

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Don't think Austin will be coming until beginning of August when the Norwegian transfer window opens. Apparently there's a bid of £300k on the table that is being considered.

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17 Jul 2012 11:13:40
Leeds to step up the chase to try and sign Greg Halford from Portsmouth after failing to sign Lee Peltier.

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Oh no not another Portsmouth player rumor!
I guess I should just be happy it's not Kanu

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Where have you heard this, Can find nothing on any site to confirm this?
Excroggywhite

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Halford is more of a warnock type player than peltier long throw, and great from set pieces

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Its on ssn that he has been left at home when the rest of squad has gone to spainish training camp
he is quite miffed that he has been left in dark by the club and been told to find a new club himself
would be a decent signing as he can also seek forward and grab the odd goal MOT

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You can't find anything anywhere cos he made it up.

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The rumour was doing the rounds before and Warnock made an enquiry and turn his interest on his second choice right back.

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I'd take that, decent player. Can play at CB if needed too

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Portsmouth had second best defensive record in championship so don't mind there defenders

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17 Jul 2012 11:26:51
Lonegran has joined Bolton - Time for Austin to join the Leeds Revolution.

Source - OS

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17 Jul 2012 11:23:35
Lonergan has gone to Bolton. On OS now...who will; come in now? Mid or RB hopefully

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17 Jul 2012 11:23:15
Sone Lonergan is Loner gone, again undisclosed fee, but have a feeling going to be a case of 1 out 1 in and fairly sure its gonna be a certain midfielder from Brann. Heres hoping!!

StuW MOT

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17 jul 2012 11:18:37
i have a friend who knows a friend who has a friend who knows billy paynter and he said that shef wednesday youngster jack stobbs is joining for 10k

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This is partly true, the offer will be made for him but he has not accepted. It is down to him whether he joins us at Leeds but he is a quality player and will be a big asset next season

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I know Jack stobbs personally and I can tell you as a mate of his he is not joining leeds

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17 Jul 2012 10:12:02
huddersfield trying to beat Leeds to sign Lee Peltier..maybe beckford can persuade him to sign to the mighty whites?!

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Dont know why we are bothering - greg halford is a better defender and would be cheaper

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Looks like huddersfield getting better players in. So sad, i will cry in my pie when i see huddersfield come to leeds and beat us 2-0.

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I after agree with the first reply that halford is a better player than peltier anyway plus he chips in with the odd goal from set plays

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Well if simon wants him i wouldant touch him with a barjpole the man never signed a good player for us cant wait to see huddesfield defence
tell you what if thay think thay had it bad with clark thay havent got mutch better with larry
just hope peltier has not got a good looking wife he he he

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17 Jul 2012 09:20:47
Gutted heard leeds deal off.Heard from journalist friend

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Makes me laugh all these people who have journalists friends he probably knows as much as anybody about the takeover which is nil,where did he get his information from probably tht thorpe arch cat

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Wouldnt that journalist friend tell other journalists if he knew? Therese is no story yet out on the net

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Your boring....Zzzzzzzzzzzz. The problem is the longer the deal takes, the longer we have to put up with fans from other clubs or numpties posting this drivel on here. Wouldn't it be nice for the deal to be done and for us all to get on with wondering who we will sign or sell, ohhhhhhh we can only dream.

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I can't see a journalist whose got the inside line on this one telling his mates before breaking the news through their media outlet. In fact, they'd often be in breach of contract to do this.

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Deal off? which team do you support then? who is it who has spent money on paddy kenny,its certainly not ken bates!

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You will be even more gutted when the deal goes through!

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Any journalist who knew this for a fact would have quite a serious scoop on his hands, don't you think? Yet another total WUM!

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Any self respecting journo will have fed this bad news into the system for publication and broadcast as an 'exclusive'... But 'NO' this guy is different ? .... You utter plonker. Probably writes for the local church news mag. :)

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REALLY HOPE THIS IS NOT TRUE !
IF IT IS THEN ITS DOWN TO ONE MAN AND ONE MAN ONLY...............GREEDY KEN BATES. THE FANS WILL BE UP IN ARMS IF THIS DEAL FALLS THROUGH WITH MASSIVE PROTESTS AT GAMES, YOU WATCH ! IF BATES CAN SEE WHAT'S IN FRONT OF HIM THEN HE SOON WILL. HE CAN EITHER GO WITH A HAND SHAKE A ND A GOOD DEAL OF MONEY IN HIS POCKET OR BE GREEDY, LET THE DEAL FALL FLAT AND THEN BE HOUNDED OUT BY THE FANS.
WE APPRECIATE WHAT HE DID TO KEEP THE CLUB GOING BUT NOW ITS TIME TO MOVE ON. WE HAVE ALL HAD ENOUGH !

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Journalist know about as much as you or I do
witch right now is nothing at all

Tog

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Why is it, when these people post these massive sweeping claims re transfers, takeovers etc, they face a barrage of criticism and response yet never ever respond to these criticisms/questions? That, alone, suggests more than a little bulls*** to me.

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Take no notice of this half wite he probbley a forest fan thats hacked off about been blackburn 2 even mick put a finger up at that shower that took over.
this diff no nothing

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"REALLY HOPE THIS IS NOT TRUE !"

And why on earth would you fall for this rubbish and get so upset?

Don't you think the media in this country would have rapturous delight in announcing this sort of news all over the place the second it broke?

Do get a grip mate, and stop letting these WUMs get to you.....

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Work for a firm of solicitors in harrogate who do all leeds united buisness the deal is definately off, sorry I support leeds.matty85

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The deal needs to be done soon doesn't it? The players need to start concentrating on the football side of things to ensure we get off to the best possible start this season. Everything just seems to be up in the air - are Snoddy, McCormack & White leaving, what's happening with the investment/takeover? I don't know if the players know anything about the situation or not, but if they are like us fans then the constant guessing game surely can't be any good for pre-season preparations. Not been negative just realistic - hope we get some good news soon & the signing of Rudolph Austin would be a massive bonus! AB

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The deal is off with who if you know the deals off who was it do you know that i bet you dont wy make stuff up you dont know have you any facks matty you cant come on here just with the deals off i work for a solicitors very strang some people on here the kid that lives next door to me works with sykos at jimmys send your email and il get him to give you a ring

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Glad I don't use that company of solicitors then because your grammar and punctuation is rank and if you're a reflection of the company.... H for Harrogate. L for Leeds. U for United. BUSINESS! DefinItely (capital for emphasis not a capital letter in middle!). Not a comma after 'off'. Get a grip Mr Solicitor Worker.

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"Work for a firm of solicitors in harrogate who do all leeds united buisness the deal is definately off"

So which firm would that be then?

I didn't know that Addleshaw Goddard had an office in Harrogate?

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Matty85 is that how many bulls*#t stories you've posted on this site? AB

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"Work for a firm of solicitors in harrogate who do all leeds united buisness the deal is definately off, sorry I support leeds.matty85"....If this is so then all confidentiality clauses would be invalid, and those closer to proceedings would be able to speak and confirm the truth. The silence from the club and others would suggest the opposite to what you have intimated in your post as there would be no need for silence and a clear need to inform fans of what is going on. Paul LLHB

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"Work for a firm of solicitors in harrogate who do all leeds united buisness the deal is definately off"


You've done well than, considering you can't spell BUSINESS or DEFINITELY

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Matt85 ... do you know, I do believe you when you say you work for a Harrogate solicitor, but what you failed to tell us all was that you're their window cleaner.

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17 Jul 2012 09:12:37
THE future of Leeds United striker Ross McCormack is expected to become a lot clearer within the coming seven days, the Yorkshire Post understands.

A trio of clubs have registered firm interest in the Scottish international with Huddersfield Town among the front-runners as Simon Grayson attempts to sign a second player from his old club following the capture of Adam Clayton earlier this month.

McCormack, Unitedís top scorer last season with 19 goals, has entered the final year of his Elland Road contract after turning down the West Yorkshire clubís offer of a new deal.

With the striker having made it clear that agreement is unlikely unless the offer is substantially increased, Leeds will not allow his contract to run down as that would mean the Scot leaving on a free transfer next summer.

Instead, it seems McCormack will be sold in an attempt to either raise funds for Neil Warnock to reinvest in the transfer market or allow the United manager to bring in a major target as part of a swap deal.

To that end, sources in Brighton have indicated that tentative talks have taken place between the Yorkshire club and Albion manager Gus Poyet over a possible swap deal that would see McCormack head to the Amex Stadium and Craig Mackail-Smith travel north in the opposite direction.

Agreement, however, is far from close with the Seagulls board believed to be keen on a cash adjustment due to wanting to recoup more of the £3.5m fee paid to Peterborough United striker a year ago.

Brighton and Mackail-Smith are away in Spain at the moment preparing for a friendly tournament that also includes League One Portsmouth but further talks are planned, while the other clubs interested in McCormack are also expected to step up their own attempts to secure the services of a striker who finished fourth in the Championship goalscoring charts last term.
Source YEP
MOT

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I really do hope we don't swap him for McCormack, and I definitely don't want us to be handing money over as well, what a waste that would be, just have a check on the goals per game ratio for either player and McCormack is way ahead of Mackail-Smith, we have Becchio as our enforcer up front I can't imagine them working that well together as they are too alike (albeit Becchio is better). Why can't we be aiming higher, Nicky Maynard or even D J Campbell, not someone who only manages a goal in every 5 games for his current club! MOT SussexLeeds

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Is Lewes in Spain then? Brighton are not in Spain yet!

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17 Jul 2012 09:06:02
Leeds United keeper Andy Lonergan is expected to be unveiled as a Bolton Wanderers player today.

Lonergan underwent a medical at Wanderers last night after Trotters boss Owen Coyle won the race to sign the Preston-born keeper for a fee in the region of £250,000 Ė beating off interest from Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday, who tabled similar offers.

Money from the sale of Lonergan is set to be used to help push through a deal to bring SK Brannís defensive midfielder Rodolph Austin to Elland Road, with the Jamaican international desperate to join United, who tabled a bid of around £200,000 late last week.
MOT

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Wonder who we have for cover for Kenny,any one but Rabduka {Ed013's Note - Young Cairns and Bromby!}

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I'd rather have Bromby in goal than Rachubka any day....

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Look if things get that bad that we need to play paul ra-crap-ka (see what i did there) i will happily offer my services and they can play me insetead. im 29, 5'7 and weight in at just under 14 stone. ninja cat like reflexes, brave and great shot stopping one of the best 5-a-dies keepers in kent and london (offical goals stats) only problem i want wages of £50 a week or the equailavant in macdonadls burgers so like with every other signing in the last three years wages may be a problem for bates

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Good luck to the lad, albeit not at the expense of the Mighty LUFC, we need some stronger cover than the youngster, not quite sure who though.

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Would have been good to keep Lonergan, I like him anyway but would have been great back up for Kenny especially as not having a decent back up keeper last season proved to be abit of a down fall. However if the money does help capture the signing of Rudolph Austin then I'll be a happy man! AB

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Warnock won't put a goalkeeper on the subs bench anyway, I suspect if Paddy gets injured he'll loan a new goalie in....

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Warnock has been quoted saying he will look for a sub goalkeeper as 7 subs is plenty of options and also gives youngsters a chance.

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17 Jul 2012 08:45:15
Leeds have signed rodolph for 500k. Stoke, villa and qpr have tried to sign in the past. Good signing imo

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Don't think It will be 500k more like 350-400 I also dont think the deal is yet done but I have no doubt it will be soon
Tog

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If its true sounds a very good signing and i hope snoddy will sign a new contract on the back off this gazza

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Gonna need more signings than this to keep snoddy as we still dont have a full strength squad yet still be short 2 or 3 midfeilders and when mccormack goes we will be short of 2 strikers . still need a rb and maybe another cb as we have lees that can cover at rb if needed

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Will believe it when it's on the OS and not before - all hearsay till then!

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How will we get a work permit for austin when others have failed

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He has played the mandatory amount of international games.

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Apparently he has played 75% of ganes for jamaica therefore will qualify for work permit, when the other teams were interested in him he hadn't so would not qualify for work permit. hope this clears it up

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17 Jul 2012 08:41:50
Andy Lonergan had medical at bolton last nyt expected to be announced today.

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17 Jul 2012 08:24:26
yorkshire post this morning are reporting the deal to sell leeds united is still on and they belive no problems have been found, they also think the bid from norwich to buy snoddy is around the 1.5 million mark which i think is an insult.

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I agree 1.5 million is not enough but if he wont sign a contract what can you do

i hope he signs and it will send a message out to leeds fans and clubs that we are no longer a selling club and if anone does want any of are better player that are going to have to pay for them
gazza

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"I agree 1.5 million is not enough but if he wont sign a contract what can you do".

There is always the option of making him play out his contract.(a la Beckford) If we feel is presence is essential to secure promotion then the loss of a transfer fee could be viewed as an investment, although i acknowledge this is always a risk.

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I don't think you can take much notice of anything YEP post these days, I don't know why they don't just stick with one post a day, bad as that would be...

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17 Jul 2012 04:12:42
Early morning here in the Gulf, radio saying in Dubai, Kalifa no longer buying English football club (leeds) , but possibly buying F1 team , to keep sport in bahrain. Hope this is just radio talk as generally the sports reports here are really crap, and run by some golden oldy expats who are generally so far from the truth its embarrassing. as i say take with a pinch of salt but was mentioned . most other sources do not know so theses guys prob do not know also> MOT bates out {Ed013's Note - This is the second time in 2 days that you have posted something like this. Are you a trouble maker? I have you down being in the Chicago area? If you are making this up then shame on you, the fans are nervous wrecks as it is}

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If there saying he"s pulled out of the takeover don"t you think it would have been be on the website and bbc ,sky etc

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Ed! It's Al Capone reincarnated or perhaps it's the said American buyer of LUFC stirring it cos he was outbid.
JB {Ed013's Note - If s/he is legitimate then its a sad day. If it is another trouble maker I am blocking him/her}

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Ed let them keep coming it puts a smile on my face just reading them all. the likes of this sado and them that say fact and i know somone that knows somone that knows he he he {Ed013's Note - Glad to see a sense of humour in these tense times}

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Well been a leeds united suppoter for 40 year you need one. if it happens it happens there will always be a leeds hoom ever is in the hot seat

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It's spelt Khalifa, leaving me to doubt your living in Bahrain. Also I'm not sure the local gulf radio (please name the station) would refer to him as Khalifa, as this is the family surname of the ruling royal family. It would be like someone on the radio here saying Windsor is taking over lol. He's referred to as Sheikh Abdulrahman. Meaning your a lying goit and should return to supporting your tin pot club

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Ed, Let the sad pathetic troublemakers say what they like. We're Leeds, we've been through it all before. I've been quite disciplined all close season not buying into all the Bullsh!t and "Beckford" back and this one and that one. Even I'm feeling the pressure now. I'm trying to minimise what's going to happen so that if we get an old donkey jacket and a dead wood pigeon, then I won't be too disappointed. I'd really want to believe that Batesy is going to pull it out of the bag though.............C'mon!!!

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Ed nervous wrecks is right. I canna take much more. For sake of fans an announcement from somewhere has to be made within next 10 days.

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Your mom will ground you if she catches you on her laptop

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Guys.... We are buying players. 'BUYING' not freebie loanees. For the first time in years 'WE ARE BUYING' and trading like a team on a mission. Takeover talk is nice but dont let it detract from the team building and new season. Either new owners / investors are funding or KB is funding for regeneration. NW is happy. I am happy and looking forward to new season with more signings. Dont let some wacky comment throw you off course... WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A FIGHTING TEAM THIS SEASON MoT

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Ahh the old "takeover has collapsed" line

They don't get too boring at all mate

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It will say he is in Chicago because he will be using hidemyip.....Probably in Huddersfield.

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Just shows how many people hate us, bring 'em on - I've supported Leeds through thick and thin, a bit more 'thin' won't hurt....

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17 Jul 2012 00:06:17
Sky sports score centre football app says Chris Hughton made a bid for Snodgrass. Rumoured to be £8 mill. If that was the case I would take it........ Good player but £8 mill is a lot of money and could help push through a few deals that we are all aware off sooner rather than later

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Pie in the sky. No-one will pay £8m for Snodgrass, with only one year left on his contract.

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8 mill would be insane......a great deal. KB would do naked cartwheels down briggate! Neither will ever happen.

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My mistake, apologies. It read "The 8 million rated player" not they have bid 8 million.

Either way, lets not lose out like we did with Johnson & Beckford. Lets cash in, and move on

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Absolute nonsense even if he had 4yrs left on his contract he'd only be worth 1.5-2 mill at a push

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Daily Mail says 5M. We won't get more than 6M for him. Not in last year of contract. I expect him to go for like 5.5M.

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''Absolute nonsense even if he had 4yrs left on his contract he'd only be worth 1.5-2 mill at a push''

Erm, What planet you on mate?

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My feeling are that snodgraass would stay and sign a contract if the club was showing that thay would push to get in the prem so if he does go that does not look 2 good to me as i thought n.w was building a team round him

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"Absolute nonsense even if he had 4yrs left on his contract he'd only be worth 1.5-2 mill at a push"

He is actually worth WHATEVER SOMEONE WILL PAY, no more, no less.

Must admit, I don't want Snoddy to go, but if he won't sign a new contract and we are offered such stupid money then we grab it, takeover or no takeover. It would finance a whole 'half decent' team.....

... over to you Snoddy? Sign or pack your bags, you've had enough time to think about the club's intent, and seen the start of the rebuilding?

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1.5 -2 mil go away howson went for 2 and he was injured . snoddy will end up going foe 3.5 mil

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I think snoddy is really hoping to get bought now but is willing to run his contract down , the only way snoddy would sign is if we look like getting promoted come January. if we get an offer of 3.5 mil it should be enought to take him from us as we wont want to risk losing him for nothing at end of season.
i don't think we need snoddy to get promoted but we need the money from his sale to get us promoted

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From what I read on this site Snoddy would prefer to take Leeds back up to the top.

He is in the perfect position (for him) at the moment, in that he can sit things out for a while longer to see exactly what happens on the ownership front and what money comes available for players.

If it looks like things are fair dinkum, he will re-sign, if not, then he has to do what is best for him and good luck to him.

AussieMOT

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I think we would only get £3m if another club came in and there was a bidding war. He only has a year left on his contract. Nobody would pay £8m or even £5m. Shame to see him go, but it looks like we need the cash to bring in NW players

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I think the fact that 8M is mentioned show just what a load of crap this is, even Sky are making their own rumours up now....

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8 million is bite his hand for that much songs.

Sy. BsE Leeds

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