Leeds Rumours Archive June 17 2011

 

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17 Jun 2011 23:33:15
Latest rumours:
Alan Smith (free, Newcastle)
Lee Bowyer (free, Birmingham)
Jonny Woodgate (pay as you play)
Steven Caldwell (free, Wigan)
David Norris (free, Signed for Pompey)
Super Sonko (free, Stoke)
Paddy Vieira (free, ManCity, can't see this one happening but its still a rumour)
Giles Barnes (free, West Brom, backup winger)

Any I've missed please don't hesitate to let me. MOT!
P.S. These are rumours, not set on so, please, no criticising :)

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17 Jun 2011 23:10:09
Patrick Viera to spearhead Leeds push back to glory, as Bates scours the freebie lists!!!

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17 Jun 2011 21:22:14
Leeds winger Max Gradel is attracting interest from Championship new boys West Ham.
The Ivory Coast star, who joined Leeds from Leicester in 2009, scored 18 league goals last season but could be allowed to leave Elland Road in a cut-price deal with just a year left on his contract.

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Big sam can go **** himself. Why would he want to go to west ham? I could possibly understand a move up to the prem, but west ham? Step downwards that would be.

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He could be attracted by higher wages, west ham are coming down with a £30 mil rescue package. But having said that, in Gradel's interview after receiving player of the year he said how he wants to give something back to the club/fans after keeping the faith in him after the infamous mad moment last game in lg1. So it seems he wants to play for the shirt but money talks sometimes . . .

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KB has shown in the past that he wont sell a player on the cheap just because they're in the final year of their contract and he has already stated that none of our top players will be leaving this summer. Don't get me wrong if a big money offer came in from the prem he very well may be sold but certainly not for a cut price fee to a championship rival.

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17 Jun 2011 20:24:28
Max Gradel is negotiating a new 3 year deal with us.
Good luck west ham...

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17 Jun 2011 20:12:19
Leeds winger Max Gradel is attracting interest from Championship new boys West Ham.
The Ivory Coast star, who joined Leeds from Leicester in 2009, scored 18 league goals last season but could be allowed to leave Elland Road in a cut-price deal with just a year left on his contract.

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Big sam can go **** himself. Why would he want to go to west ham? I could possibly understand a move up to the prem, but west ham? Step downwards that would be.

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He could be attracted by higher wages, west ham are coming down with a £30 mil rescue package. But having said that, in Gradel's interview after receiving player of the year he said how he wants to give something back to the club/fans after keeping the faith in him after the infamous mad moment last game in lg1. So it seems he wants to play for the shirt but money talks sometimes . . .

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17 Jun 2011 20:11:39
Twitter posts by Thom Kirwin (Yorkshire Radio and LUFC pundit) have confirmed the following, 100% true doesn't mean that they will actually follow through though...

1)Grayson rates Smith a 'Good player'
2)Talks have taken place at an early stage with his agent
3)SG admits that the stumbling blocks are wage and fitness related
4)he has also been in talks with 'several' other agents
5)He agrees Woodgate would be a good addition with the same limitations as Smith however no talks have taken place what so ever as of yet if not at all or ever.

Source: Thom Kirwins tweeter and Yorkshire Radio interview

My personal opinion... Sounds very good get Smith back as a Defensive Mid general who has his heart at this club, hopefully these 'other' talks may bring in the LB, CB and other CM's we need to really prove ourselves next season for at least, and that's at least a minimum of a 6th place finish! MOT :)

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17 Jun 2011 19:23:23
Leeds winger Max Gradel is attracting interest from Championship new boys West Ham.
The Ivory Coast star, who joined Leeds from Leicester in 2009, scored 18 league goals last season but could be allowed to leave Elland Road in a cut-price deal with just a year left on his contract.

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Big sam can go **** himself. Why would he want to go to west ham? I could possibly understand a move up to the prem, but west ham? Step downwards that would be.

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17 Jun 2011 18:57:49
if you look at every interview SG always says 'we have a young team' so he's trying to get players in like Alan Smith and Woodgate because of their experience plus they know how big of a club leeds are and they know what our fans want so I think SG is doing the right thing and ill welcome anyone back regardless as long as they prove themselves on the pitch that's all what concerns me but I do think he should be getting in a new back 4 and stop looking at midfielder's as somehow last season we had the best attack and the worst defence.
MOT! {Ed015's Note - Defensive midfielder needed}

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17 Jun 2011 18:57:44
Leeds winger Max Gradel is attracting interest from Championship new boys West Ham.
The Ivory Coast star, who joined Leeds from Leicester in 2009, scored 18 league goals last season but could be allowed to leave Elland Road in a cut-price deal with just a year left on his contract.

Source: talksport. Bad news if he goes. Guts a 15 goal a season man.

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17 Jun 2011 18:34:05
I am a Leeds fan for 44 years and personally think a chairman and board should pick the manager and then the manager should be left to choose who he wants without interference after the budget has been agreed.I do feel with SG, he wants to do it his way, and that's how it should be.I'd also rather go up slowly in time and stay up rather than get promoted and be out of our depth.Simon Grayson will get us up for sure.Fans also forget that Ken Bates however liked or disliked saved our club.That gives him the right to be as shrewd as he wants in the transfer market.Just look at what spending erratically did for us in the past.I backed Ridsdale and O'leary in the past, but in hindsight would not have if I had known where it would have got us and known we were living on mass credit which all most obliterated Leeds as a club for good.Alan Smith also for me has had too much criticism.He gave 100% every game and was selfless in the transfer, unlike Harry Kewell. Viduka was a match winner, but walked around the pitch the last 10 minutes when we got relegated where Smith gave blood and tears for us till the death.If Grayson chooses to get Smith back, he'll have good reason and have more knowledge than all of us about the situation.Fans that slag these off need to really grow up.They all should be given a break, and as Leeds fans we should be all behind them. {Ed015's Note - good point, also i dont blame o'leary.. Ridsdale said the money was there the manager just told him who he wanted}

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17 Jun 2011 18:23:05
Noting to do with how he left its the fact that he's no good 56 goals in 226 games not a good strike rate not a hope would i want him back failed at every club ever played for.
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Smith put in loads of good hard work in for Leeds he defends played wide right when he needed to he not an out and out striker plus now he a midfielder. No one can slate his record with the amount work he dose. {Ed015's Note - he puts the effort in, thats one thing he brings to the team}

I'm afraid effort counts for very little in football anyone can run around like a headless chicken and make bad tackles when were losing, drawing people into believing that's passion your having a laugh. If Leeds are looking for old boys - Lee Bowyer "real effort" in every game he played but far more importantly quality and he still has it. {Ed015's Note - ild welcome them both, forget that they used to play for leeds, look at the talent side off it, they are both good hard working player}

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17 Jun 2011 18:21:35
Simon grayson was on Yorkshire radio with thom kirwin in the last hour and confirmed he has been in touch with alan smith, he said talks wer positive but it's early stages and ther is a few hurdles to overcome but it's a possibillity. Johnathan woodgate rumours he said again possible but no contact have been made.

Source: yorkshire radio, also yorkshire radio and thom kirwin Twitter page

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17 Jun 2011 17:22:30
KB and SG are leaving signings until 1st july, the dates when unless released early contracts run out etc, we have missed a couple already but they have gone to the prem which is fair enuf, i believe sg will bring in quality and have faith in batesy backing him as every leeds fan should. u can all point your finger at me if by 1st august we got no one but lets wait and see

MOT-de akko

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17 Jun 2011 16:51:42
Gary Doherty and Andy OBrien??? The ugliest back pairing in history! Still may as well try to scare the opposition - nothing worked last year

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17 Jun 2011 16:22:48
We will no sign anyone until July. From an interview with KB a while back.

MOT

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17 Jun 2011 16:19:31
Leeds United Ins/Outs

Ins
Joe Murphy Free S****hrope
Peter Whittingham Cardiff 500k plus Kilkenny
Eric Lichaj Aston Villa Season Long Loan
Jason Koumas Wigan Free
Nick Montgomery Sheffield United 1 million
Ryan Lowe Bury 1.1 million

Outs
Fede Bessone Charlton 200k
Mike Grella Huddersfield 150k
Billy Paytner Watford 650 k
Neil Kilkenny Cardiff pex w/ Whittingham
Bradley Johnson Stoke Free
Lloyd Sam Millwall 800k
{Ed015's Note - Killkenny is a free agent}

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17 Jun 2011 16:11:06
hope smudger comes back to us, he [if fit] could help leeds back to where we belong, also this guy loves leeds and would give him the chance to redeem himself to a minority of the fans who blame him for going to the mancs, he is a leeds legend RB

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17 Jun 2011 16:00:22
Leeds have offered Patrick Vieira a 1 year deal with the option of a further year pending appearances. It is unlikely Patrick will accept the contract with more money been offered from clubs in Qatar, MOT

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17 Jun 2011 15:39:50
Michael Duberry meeting Grayson at 16:30........potential assistant manger role

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Just signed for Oldham?

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17 Jun 2011 15:27:34
17 Jun 2011 14:12:23
Michael Duberry meeting Grayson at 16:30........potential assistant manger role
Not when he signed a deal to play for Oxford united last week!!!

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17 Jun 2011 14:37:36
ed what do you think of the smith to Brighton rumours? can't see that somehow! {Ed015's Note - not sure myself. seems unlikely tho}

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17 Jun 2011 14:44:51
Paul dews has said on twitter the we've never even spoken to skybet. So the rumour about Bates putting the price up is rubbish. Just fans trying to turn people on Bates.

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17 Jun 2011 14:39:47
Michael Duberry meeting Grayson at 16:30........potential assistant manger role
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Dubes signed for oxford Utd on 1st June!

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17 Jun 2011 14:37:00
Just seen Tshabalala at thorpe arch! apparently doing his medical!!??

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doubt you know what he looks like..

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17 Jun 2011 14:12:23
Michael Duberry meeting Grayson at 16:30........potential assistant manger role

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17 Jun 2011 13:56:58
Gary Doherty rumoured to be talking to Leeds, Alan Smith signing for Brighton, he'll love it there, ...not.

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17 Jun 2011 13:56:01
Just seen Tshabalala at thorpe arch! apparently doing his medical!!??

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17 Jun 2011 13:19:37
i dont want Smith back or Woodgate, they are not the players people remember and both very injured prone

the wages they will want, would get 3 maybe 4 good championship level players who could play every game

Smith when 92 games without a goal for Newcastle and the last time he scored a league goal was Nov 19th 2005 for Man Utd. Woodgate has only played 4 times in the last 2 season and the last time he started a game was May 16th 2009

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i also read that out new sponsor was going to be skybet until bates put the price up. apparently he wanted an extra 500k a year

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17 Jun 2011 13:12:43
i really dont know why someone has put on here that the new leeds kit sponsor is visit malta haha. ive seen the new kit. its skybet. its really a nice kit. cant wait

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Where did you see this kit mate? wouldn't mind a look my self, cheers

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17 Jun 2011 13:00:46
Noting to do with how he left its the fact that he's no good 56 goals in 226 games not a good strike rate not a hope would i want him back failed at every club ever played for.
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Smith put in loads of good hard work in for Leeds he defends played wide right when he needed to he not an out and out striker plus now he a midfielder. No one can slate his record with the amount work he dose. {Ed015's Note - he puts the effort in, thats one thing he brings to the team}

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17 Jun 2011 12:56:49
Which Caldwell are we signing {Ed015's Note - Stephen Caldwell i assume,as he is out off contract}

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17 Jun 2011 12:52:10
i really dont know why someone has put on here that the new leeds kit sponsor is visit malta haha. ive seen the new kit. its skybet. its really a nice kit. cant wait


i read somewhere that a deal was nearly done with skybet for £900k a year for 3 years but then bates put the price upto £2mil a year and the deal is now not looking too good for going ahead. {Ed015's Note -This is bates, anything for money, he has to realise leeds aint a premiership team anymore}

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17 Jun 2011 12:49:16
to ed - what's happening re Alan Smith? {Ed015's Note - There are various rumours going around, but nothing concret just yet, Bates has said he would welcome him back if SG wants him but he will have to take a wage cut... Il'd love him back not sure how other fans would feel tho. how about yourself? would you welcome him back?}

Personally I would be jumping for joy if he came back. The people who scream 'we don't wnt him' ... are you LUFC fans or Man U haters? Any true fan would want a player like Smudge back as he will give his heart and soul to every game he plays for us. Even if he cannot play every game he will be a massive boost behind the scenes and in the dressing room. Let's not forget it was only a year ago when he was playing a big role in getting NUFC promoted to the EPL, and he can do the same for us. The guy is 30 years old, not 40, and he still has a hell of a lot to offer. The haters may be more vocal, but the majority want him back.

what a speech 100% agree. the 'fans' that dont want smith back are the bellends who get on the players back 24/7. the trouble causers. smith would improve our tea. FACT !! so y is it a bad thing if we sign him??? MOT

Noting to do with how he left its the fact that he's no good 56 goals in 226 games not a good strike rate not a hope would i want him back failed at every club ever played for.

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17 Jun 2011 12:27:19
i really dont know why someone has put on here that the new leeds kit sponsor is visit malta haha. ive seen the new kit. its skybet. its really a nice kit. cant wait

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17 Jun 2011 11:52:16
to ed - what's happening re Alan Smith? {Ed015's Note - There are various rumours going around, but nothing concret just yet, Bates has said he would welcome him back if SG wants him but he will have to take a wage cut... Il'd love him back not sure how other fans would feel tho. how about yourself? would you welcome him back?}

Personally I would be jumping for joy if he came back. The people who scream 'we don't wnt him' ... are you LUFC fans or Man U haters? Any true fan would want a player like Smudge back as he will give his heart and soul to every game he plays for us. Even if he cannot play every game he will be a massive boost behind the scenes and in the dressing room. Let's not forget it was only a year ago when he was playing a big role in getting NUFC promoted to the EPL, and he can do the same for us. The guy is 30 years old, not 40, and he still has a hell of a lot to offer. The haters may be more vocal, but the majority want him back.

what a speech 100% agree. the 'fans' that dont want smith back are the bellends who get on the players back 24/7. the trouble causers. smith would improve our tea. FACT !! so y is it a bad thing if we sign him??? MOT

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17 Jun 2011 11:45:11
Leeds to sign Caldwell

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17 Jun 2011 11:42:07
to ed - what's happening re Alan Smith? {Ed015's Note - There are various rumours going around, but nothing concret just yet, Bates has said he would welcome him back if SG wants him but he will have to take a wage cut... Il'd love him back not sure how other fans would feel tho. how about yourself? would you welcome him back?}

Personally I would be jumping for joy if he came back. The people who scream 'we don't wnt him' ... are you LUFC fans or Man U haters? Any true fan would want a player like Smudge back as he will give his heart and soul to every game he plays for us. Even if he cannot play every game he will be a massive boost behind the scenes and in the dressing room. Let's not forget it was only a year ago when he was playing a big role in getting NUFC promoted to the EPL, and he can do the same for us. The guy is 30 years old, not 40, and he still has a hell of a lot to offer. The haters may be more vocal, but the majority want him back.

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17 Jun 2011 07:46:04
New sponser for kit will be visit malta worth about 400k
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get real mate Leeds would not get a deal worth 400k. We would bot even look at it unless it was in millions like all our other sponsors

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17 Jun 2011 00:36:14
Leeds too get Jonathan Woodgate on a pay as you play deal but also too give him a staff role as he has just been released by Tottenham

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