Leeds Rumours Archive August 01 2012

 

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01 Aug 2012 22:07:34
I heard there are still another 2 strikers he wants so maybe Mac could be on his wat out hope not lufc Al the way!...

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Beckford will have talks with leeds within the next 10days, obviously fee needs to be agreed with leicester, and a wage drop from JB.
JB signs, we go up!
M.O.T

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01 Aug 2012 21:47:02
leeds table a 750k bid for leicster's lee peltier.

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On big money at Leicester and reluctant to go lower on his wages, looks like this ones not happening!

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That is a lot for a player that Leicester don't want and who is on massive wages

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Thats Bull mate, I'm worth bare more cash than that.

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Yourselves and Huddersfield have both actually bid only £600.000 according to the Leicester Mercury today and Leicester are holding out for £850.000, the LM reckons that Warnock has cooled on Pelts but no word yet on JB

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01 Aug 2012 21:09:29
just spoken to a friend so dont know if this 100% but i know for a fact they know a trainee physio at elland road as it is a mutual friend. i have heard from through them that in the next week peilter and beckford will both signed. they didnt know for how much but aparently 3million is available. also aparently templeton will arrive at thorpe arch within the next few days to for a medical. they could not say when incase it was leaked but they are present at the medical. they have no reason to lie so fingers crossed :) toofang90

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Beckford, no !
Peltier, maybe, affordable.
Templeton, not a chance

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It's just been leaked his signing (not) so don't think it matters about day of medical

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Whoops! leaked.

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I know I sound stupid but what's been leaked?

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I would be very happy with Peltier and Templeton. Beckford I'm still not sure about. Since we had him last we have a different team with a different manager in a different league, so there is far from a guarantee that he'll be anything like what he was before.

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01 Aug 2012 21:07:05
Takeover off, source NW. He's not happy.

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Don't talk rubbish

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Since when ? Prove it send the link

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How would Nigel Winterburn know ?

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Norman Wisdom? Thought he was still cleaning windows - CTLUFC

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This is another person seeing what reaction he gets, ignore him people, he knows nothing like the rest of us

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Lol ^^^^ nigel winterburn

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What a p-ss pathetic post,why post crap like this,think you need stronger medication bud.

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Larry! stop it, you're winding likkul Leeds fans up.
JB

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Bloody hell nigel winterburn, and his gossip

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Who would nigel worthington know that

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Stop posting rubbish the takeover will be completed shortly

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Go and support your own club we dont suffer fools at leeds

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"This is another person seeing what reaction he gets, ignore him people, he knows nothing like the rest of us"

Actually, some of us do know a few things, hopefully, although nothing about the takeover I will admit...

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The person that posted that was clearly on about none of us knowing anything about the takeover so you have kinda just made a fool out of yourself.

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I don't like replying to posts like these, that said - I do wish KB would keep some news/info coming out, at the end of the day he could not be making millions with our fantastic fans.

Come on Bates at least give us some thing to cling to.

MOT

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01 Aug 2012 19:41:25
hearing strong rumours about andrey varankow. {Ed013's Note - Why are you intent on re-posting this?}

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He's Andreys' stalker.
JB

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If you keep hearing voices in your head, please go and seek medical attention.

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01 Aug 2012 19:36:35
Leicester fan here, not here to slag off anyone or start silly childish arguments, just sharing some news with you that was aired on radio leicester 104.9 earlier today........"Rumours are coming out of the club today the Jermaine Beckford could be made available for transfer"..it has'nt been confirmed as yet but 'our source' inside the club assures us that this will happen very shortly" !!.....so there you have it, you now know as much as us, is he coming back to ER?...who knows?....asking around the usual sources this afternoon (i cant honestly say they can always be relied on but they do have a success rate of about 60/40) the general concensus is that Nigel thinks he's mentally fragile (allegedly!).....i hope, personally, that this is'nt true, i like the boy and he obviously has talent, i dont think thats in any doubt but he does seem to have trouble staying focused in some games, but then again, i can't always seem to stay focused at work either....just thought you'd like to know!...cheers! {Ed013's Note - Hi mate, thanks for info. I am in touch with a Leicester fan and he wants Beckford out due to his wages and un-love for the club. My opinion is that Pearson is unhappy with how he reacted to Leeds fans as it is un-professional and I cant see him staying. I also heard Brighton are in for him}

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This sounds like solid intel and makes a lot of sense in which case Leeds are playing a clever game and Leicester are diminishing his transfer value. I expect we will pick him up for like 1.1M/1.2M. He's not assured a starting place but would provide incredible competition for places.

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Hi Ed013...Well if that's the case then i would'nt be surprised but i still have to hope it is'nt true, if we are to do anything of note this season then we need quality up front and no matter how you cut it, JB is quality, undeniable, but Nigel can be a bloody minded S.O.B. and if he says he's moving on then he's moving on, i'm not slating the manager of my club, i dont particularly like him (all the personality of a brick) but i will support him but i can't help thinking that if JB is moved on then we are only going to give yourselves or another club a head start by purchasing quality, just does'nt make sense to me (but then again thats perhaps why i'm a gardener and Nige makes a fortune taking these decisions!) {Ed013's Note -Fair point mate, I think Nigel is a no nonsense manager and from when JB was here he thought he was the daddy of the dressing room. Who ever takes him, if he goes, he is a great asset to have with an eye for goal and his pace. Just his wages are a sticking point}

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There obviously seems to be a problem between him and Pearson, so I could well believe that he could be transferred. There is a tie in with Poyet, it all seems possible. I would like to see him back at Leeds, but I just don't think Ken will give NW the money to buy him or to pay his wages,

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Thanks for that fella but personally as a leeds fan i wouldn't want him back after his departure last time and comments he made "leeds dont have enough ambition" for me that says it all

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Would prefer Nicky Maynard, better work rate.

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Beckford did nothing wrong he played his contract out and went and tried his look in premiership I'd have him back any day

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I don't believe it for 1 moment,I don't even believe you are a leicester fan.
The give away was the fact you said ER only real Leeds fans use that term.Trevo

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This can't be a Leicester fan. No bleating.
JB

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Yeh and he said ''is he COMING BACK to ER'' if he was a leicester fan it would have been is he going back to er/elland road. maybe im just nit picking though

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Heard beckford and peltier in 3mil deal

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Brighton are welcome to him

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Slagged off the club and the fans when he left, why would any body want him back

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Beckford has never slagged of the leeds fans

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We wouldnt be where we are today with out beckford at the age he was he had to make his money and he has, i dont think theres many people on here who wouldnt change there job for say double the money. i for one would welcome him back with beckford you get goals simple as that

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01 Aug 2012 19:27:38
Former Coventry and Portsmouth defender Martin Cranie has been given an extended opportunity to earn himself a permanent switch to Leeds after joining the squad in Norway.

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Disappointed with this tbh really don't think he's up to the standard we require to get out of this division.

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01 Aug 2012 19:13:38
heard we are looking at andrey varankow of dynamow keiv who is in the belarus squad.

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Dont think so hes on loan elsewhere next season

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01 Aug 2012 19:06:13
Warnock has made McCormack Captain for tonight's game against Sandjeford, well he must want him to stay then, that is a statement and a half.

NickW MOT {Ed013's Note - McCormack has just gone off injured and its now 1-1. Typical bad luck! Follow me @LeedsEditors for more updates}

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Don't our captains all sign for Norwich!!

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We ve had a series of Captains in all the pre season games - dont read anything into this. ie Lees, Green, Brown, Pearce and Ross {Ed013's Note - Ross is ok, ran his niggle off}

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Captain - well that's him off to Norwich too then. White4Life

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#followingnow

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Captain before Snoddy went to Bolton.

JDC

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01 Aug 2012 18:40:12
Andy O'Brien has joined Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps. One more of the wage bill

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I think Neil is doing a good job of 'getting rid' of these background players. Hopefully Paynter and Nunez will be gone soon too, more off the wage bill. I will be sorry to see Nunez go, but he's never really done much in the chamionship?

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Yes Paul Rachubka Paul Connolly Leigh Bromby and maybe Patrick Kisnorbo next, lets bring in some fresh hungry players

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01 Aug 2012 17:17:27
News on the street is Leeds will sign
A striker who played at euro 2012
Who could it be?

Big dan Leeds

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Svechenco is retired

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Cox ...?

Callum :)

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Aren't u supposed to tell us?

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Dont know.... but i really hope hes not english!
otley white

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Van Persie?? :p

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No it will be Ronaldo

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Well it can't be Rooney as per usual he didn't turn up

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Might be that Greek guy who scored.

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Kelly Smith

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Hope it ain't samaras.. He's s***

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Yes, please, please not Samaras. A waste of a good skin. My sister likes his hair though.

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That counts roody out then ?? lol

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Have you got Kevin Gomez mixed up with Mario Gomez?

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My source tells me he did'nt play in euro's but he was in the olympic belarus squad, andrey varankow.

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Heard its Torres

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I heard it was Torres too and that we are swapping him for Andy Gray and £10m

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Andy carrol _ wants to play in europe , well we are champions..champions of europe

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Can't be Torres. Becchio keep him out of team. That's why we don't pursue Iniesta. Brown will keep him on bench.

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He will be Irish....

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Simon cox if so

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Can't be Torres, the rumour says a striker.
JB

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Wud like to c Craig mikel smith wud be a very good singing let them take McCormack + 200.000 good deal 4 us

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01 Aug 2012 17:12:09
Season long loan offer made for Matt Connolly, QPR would rather sell but will allow him to leave on loan if there aren't any offers in the next week.

DayAndNight

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01 Aug 2012 17:06:06
These are the rumoured targets warnock wants:

. McCormack to sign new deal (Although he is prepared for him to move so has aligned a new striker)

.George Boyd £800,000-900,000

.Craig-Mackail-Smith (As the new striker if rossco doesnt sign deal) £1-1.5 million or McCormack + 200,000 swap

This means spending around 2 million with 1.5 million from snoddy's sale and around 500,000 from previous transfer funds.
We won't sign Kevin Gomez but will sign Cranie aswell after the preston game.

I would like to see Beckford back at ER but i can't see it happening to be honest.

BURLEYwhite

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CMS was poyet's marquee signing last season; FOR £2.5mil! As a result, he WILL NOR sell him unless a HUGE offer comes in. £1 - 1.5mil is pathetic.

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George Boyd is a fre transfer so he wont cost the club anything and he is over 23 {Ed013's Note - No he isn't}

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01 Aug 2012 16:49:20
Andy O'Brien joins Vancouver Whitecaps ... one of the passengers off the books. Source:- Whitecaps website.

JDC

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One down a few more donkeys to go (e.g connelly, rachubka, paynter etc)

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01 Aug 2012 16:48:41
750k bid rejected from crystal palace for mccormack

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This could turn out like this i think
Rhodes to fulham
Mccormack to huddersfield
Were left to find a new striker

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They do like a laugh at Palace don't they.....

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If i was you id stop thinking,warnock has stated he will only let ross go in exchange for another striker

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01 Aug 2012 16:38:19
O'Brien has gone to the US Via Vacover Gj

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Vancouver is in Canada, but this is indeed true.

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Now that transfer I WOULDN'T have put money on !! Ginger streak

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Sorry Guys and gals, I know it is in canada, just got excited knowing he has gone lol Gj {Ed013's Note - Big wage off the books with him gone. Its typical really, he milks Leeds, a team he supports for money and gets a great job in Canada! Alright for some!}

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Quite a good amount of wages freed up

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They still play in the MLS though, don't they?

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Yeah they still play in the MLS, came fourth last year I think. JG Leeds.

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01 Aug 2012 16:26:43
Rumoured that Rachubka was going to sue #lufc for alledged breach of contract. He got as far as submitting a case to Court, but then dropped it.

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Harsh but really funny! Nice one. LOL :)

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Well I guess Bates will counter that with a claim for compensation under the trades description act... Rachubka and Goalkeeper in the same sentence..... priceless....

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Lol. Think you giving him too much credit. He'd be improving to drop it. Worst goalkeeper ever.

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I think he would probably have missed it coming in the first place......

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Very funny lol

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Lol priceless! we could sue him under the trade descriptions act, he said he was a goalkeeper. slc

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Oops sorry previous poster, skip read your post, great minds eh! slc

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I heard he was afraid of the cross examination, as he had no Idea about the subject.

He also asked what do I do if I lose the case and there is a penalty??

Fredh

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01 Aug 2012 15:43:16
been told there is no truth in the report that leeds have bid £2 mill for Jermaine Beckford.
tony1966

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You read the tweet from Hey then?

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Now there's a suprise!

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Me thinks there's an agent at work here, looking for a bit of a payday !!! Anyway it is true that Beckfords sister is in his ear in serious fashion about returning..... Retweeting ALL requests, so I guess you never know... MOT GIngerstreak

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Yes i did , i actually posted his tweet ? so dont know how it was changed to this ??
tony1966

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I wish him luck,a new start would be great for him, depression is no joke, I know,I've been there.

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01 Aug 2012 15:19:09
Well, we have a French youngster on trial....

''Leeds United have taken French prospect Kevin Gomez on trial, Media understands.

The 20-year-old midfielder arrived in England last month, and trained with non-league outfit Peckham United.

But the highly-rated youngster soon had a number of league clubs inviting him to train and Leeds are now at the front of the queue after taking him to West Yorkshire.

He played for Neil Redfearn's Under-21 side against Bridlington earlier this week, and is believed to have made a big impression on Leeds' coaching staff.

Now Leeds boss Neil Warnock is contemplating finalising a deal for Gomez - whose only previous experience has been in the lower leagues in France.''

Could be a good prospect, or just another Nunez? Fair enough taking a look at players like this and maybe developing them, but WHERE IS THE ICING ON THE CAKE???

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I am becoming sick of hearing about the 'icing on the cake'

...seems like some people are never satisfied?

Do you not remember watching the pile of crap on the field at the end of last season?

I'd rather have some decent ingredients and worry about the icing later.....

Leeds4alongtime

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Could be a good one. Remember where Beckford came from!

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You can't have the icing on the cake until you've developed them as a player. It's risky, but that's the way it works, and it's no different to the academy.

Think about how many great players have come out of the academy in the last 15 years - well 10 times more than that have come through the academy and not been good enough, such is the nature of football.

All you can do is recognise that there is potential and do your best to help them fulfil that, but there are never any guarantees. I just think it's good that they are trialling this guy who they think might have some potential.

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Warnock already said we were unlikely to have any nre signig before today be patients

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WHERE'S THE CAKE!

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Hopefully he is like nunez cos nunez is a class kid who just didn't get played

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01 Aug 2012 15:07:39
heskey to leeds on free transfer to had experience and cover for becchio

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This heskey joke has done the rounds and needs putting to bed, like the people that post about it.. Children.. wtf would we sign a donkey like Heskey! lol

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Mmm, not a bad idea, we could keep barn door, and start a 'herd' of strikers.... Two donkeys in one team..... Just don't show em' a beach ...lol

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01 Aug 2012 14:07:48
Gomez- young French midfielder is being lined up- came on for development squad. Source ssn

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01 Aug 2012 14:06:05
Kevin gomez on trial from france

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01 Aug 2012 13:52:47
Leeds united eyeing up 20 year old French prospect Kevin Gomez midfielder.
Only played lover division French football but train with Leeds under 21 and coaching staff interested.

Hope he isn't one of our big signings but sounds like one for the future.

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01 Aug 2012 13:29:19
Phil Hay has tweeted that after some digging he has found out there is no substance to the rumour about a £2mill bid for Beckford :(

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01 Aug 2012 13:28:22
Strong rumours circulating on the web that Warnock wants Boyd, Peltier and Craig M-Smith to complete his jigsaw. If true, top team! MOT

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Boyd & Mikhail-Smith would be a dream!

KTJ - Abu Dhabi

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Don't want m-smith hes not good enough

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He is making a cake that needs icing, not piecing together a jigsaw.

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Not a fan of either of those personally, especially Boyd.

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01 Aug 2012 13:03:20
Beckford agent nick rubery says no bid has been made , papers have made it up

Chriso

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Surely the papers don't make things up?

Do they?

You'll be telling us they tap phones next...??

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01 Aug 2012 11:44:06
Beckford arrived at elland rd at 10.00am this morning. Still waiting for him to come out. I'm security!

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Whats he doing there? because transfers are done at thorpe arch.

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LOL... Funny

Why, is there a match on ?

If he was going anywhere, it would be TA

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I think we all know that transfers are done at Thorpe Arch and not Elland Road security for who G4S

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Yeah, just behind messi

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"I'm security!"

I think you mean:

I'm in need of security!

You need locking up mate... lol!!

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Another dreamer...Move on!

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All transfers and talks take place at Thorpe Arch. Anyone who says ER is talking a load of BS. There are no playing or coaching staff at ER apart from match days. Anyway there's better strikers than Beckford about for 2 mill, Roque Santa Cruz for one and he would be class in the Championship

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He back looking for his Goal scoring boots that he left behind when he left for Everton

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What's your name caz i could walk down and have a look i just live up the road haha

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Thats wierd why the hell would he be at elland road? one thing we know for sure is if he is there he isnt signing as the contracts are done at Thorpe Arch. Any ideas why he is at Elland Road? Is he the new owner?

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My Wife works in the Payroll above the ticket office and she has just been talking to Ian in the Security Office and its untrue.

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"I'm security" ... lack of it you mean. You're fired!

JDC

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Come on Beckford - get back to ER - you are badly needed!

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Now that that's settled, can you please tell your wife i did not get last months salary?lol. Seems like security are s*** at ER. Maybe we should send the troops there too

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You took a wrong turn mate, you should be in London not Leeds, at the Olympic Village - CTLUFC

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Grow up there is no truth in this what so ever, people like you actually need a life -Jack 'LUFC' Bramham

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Are you one of the two blokes sat in a room next to the ticket office...er...without a computer?! lol

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Security? Most probably a patient in a secure hospital.

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Still hasn't come out? you're waiting a hell of a long time now mate. Go in an tell him it's time to lock up, everyone else has gone home.

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Yeh and i work in mcdonalds opposite he came in there and asked for ronald mcdonalds autograph...abaolute rubbish!

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Did he arrive in a premier taxi

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He went to ER to ask for directions to TA, and decided to ask some bafoon in an orange hi-vis vest for directions.

Also, having ran security at ER for 4 years previously, I know that there are no computers for you to access during working time, so you must be on your phone, which why you probably missed a beckford look-a-like being dragged out of the place by a proper security guard, you fool.

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01 Aug 2012 11:38:54
McCormack looking likely to sign a 3yr deal. With George Boyd and Lee Peltier completing the squad

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Surely its time to send McCormack packing. Not good enough and got lucky last season. Too fat and too slow. We need pace up front

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Mccormack does more work than most on our team last season he worked hard to get 19 goals . the reason we wasn't in top 6 at the time grayson left was because we didn't have a 2nd striker scoring for fun . we can't just rely on 1 striker. too fat ,too slow .not really is he . he just needs to stay further forward rather than going all other pitch at times. either way very good player to have at the club as he can play in a few positions if needed .anyone that says its time for him to leave are persons

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McCormack not good enough? Now Snodgrass has gone he's arguably our best player.

On another note, I would love to see George Boyd at Elland Road, top player (IMO)

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Sort your head out!, hes a good footballer and the only player last year who made crucial runs, just didnt have a team with the footballing brains to back him up!

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Anybody who says McCormack isn't good enough must be from a different planet imo. He scored 19 goals last year in an average, low confidence team and would of had more had it been our incapability to provide for him at times.

Beckford/McCormack/becchio up top n somma on his return would be brilliant striking options for any championship club. McCormack should definitely be signed up on a longer contract!

Scot MOT!

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I agree that he is one of the best player, but there is not a lot of competition

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McCormack by far and away best player last season. I wish we could get hold of some more "Fat, Slow and Lucky" players like him!

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01 Aug 2012 09:40:15
Beckford thought to be coming if McCormack goes. For once why can't we have 2 quality strikers to get us promoted and Becchio as back up! Don't think Aidy White is good as a winger so due to Snodgrass leaving we need someone like Whittingham for free kicks and crossing. He isn't a rumour though but someone of his standard could get is promoted!

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Agree with you on all points, though I guess the main constraint as ever will be money. If we could only have one of Becks or Ross, which would you go for? I have to say that I would choose Beckford. Also agree that, on last season's evidence, it is difficult to see Becchio (a great servant, who will always be a bit of a club legend -and rightly so) as anything other than back-up in a promotion-winning squad. That may seem harsh to some, but to my eyes he was just so far off the pace last season, and doesn't have a great first touch to fall back on now that he has lost that zip. Chapel A

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Beckfords wages are way over our wages cap and he would cost a fee, so Papa Smurf would not sanction this transfer. He is not putting money into the club

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Exactly mate Becchio has a good head but lacks pace and skill. I'm unsure as McCormack has proved himself at championship but Beckford is rapid and looks loyal to the club. If McCormack wants out we should let him and focus on a class winger to help Beckford and Becchio.

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Becchio missed all of last pre-season due to bad management over his hamstring and the late operation. Becchio to play as a target man and Beckford to play off him, with Ross coming off the bench to add a bit of energy to the last 20mins!

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Agreed pal, although becchio suffered with injuries last year and I do think beckford and becchio bring out the best in each other, I know the championship isn't league 1, but they were the best strike force in the league then, and I believe they could both step up if reunited and stay injury free! We also have somma coming back at some point, which I think is a great boost, hopefully back to how he was before. Would love to see beckford back, but like to see some of that foul attitude of his to stay away!

Charlie brown 91

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We will never pay his wages, Move on to the next dream.

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"so Papa Smurf would not sanction this "

Actually, if he WERE still in charge he wouldn't have sanctioned any of the players we've bought - just the ones we sell.....

... but still agree, Beckford won't be back unless he takes a huge pay cut?

So how much does he luv the Leeds shirt bruvver??

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Who is in charge then? You seem to be the fountain of all knowledge

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McCormack has scored more goals at Championship level than Beckford. I think we all need to move on from talking about Becks' return - he was amazing for us but it doesnt mean he would fit in as he did before.

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So very over rated Beckford Lg 1 at best

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Didn't Beckford score 10 from 18 starts for Everton in the Premiership?

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01 Aug 2012 09:11:56
SWANSEA want to hijack Blackburnís move for West Brom striker Simon Cox.

Rovers were close to signing the Republic of Ireland striker, 25. Leeds and Celtic are also interested.
JIM_LUFC {Ed013's Note - No need for sources Jim, its a rumour site and you shouldn't have to prove it mate}

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And where is the £2 million coming from to sign him? Never going to happen

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Depends on how much we got for snodgrass, rumoured around the 3m mark but whether or not NW gets that to spend is a different story. JIM_LUFC

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We sold Snodgrass 3mil and made a 3mil profit last season

And we have been getting players that should cost more, than what we bought for them for.

I have not got a clue were the 2mil will come from.

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Yes and before that we sold Howson, Gradel, Delph and Schmiechel. Lots of that money went back into the team, I don't think

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01 Aug 2012 08:26:55
Look I know The newspapers talk s*** but they are reporting that we are in for a 2 mil bid to bring Becks back and I for one hope they get this one right!!
Lee
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Would be good to see someone of his calbre back up front. Especially if his goal scoring is as good for us as it was last time. 2m plus his reported salary though is a lot of money unless he is so keen to come back to ER that he would take a cut in wages.

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God I hope not for 2 million, you would be happy if we spent 2 million on a striker who cannot score consistently above league one level?

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He will score most games if he comes back if we are performing well . his last 2 teams haven't really been on top of there game the question is can our team gel quickly and create the opportunity's for beckford if he does come.

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On the other hand 2 mil is not a lot for someone that I personally think will score 20 plus for us in the championship. Have faith in the lad, he got us promoted once before.....
Lee
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As all we have been signing so far are freebies and a couple of players for a few hundred thousand, it seems unlikely Ken is going to spend £2m on a player, not to mention his £25k per week wage

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Please be true! I'd take Becks over McCormack anyday, would be brilliant to team him up with the other Beccs again! Hopefully Somma will make a full recovery, Poleon on the bench and getting eased into first team matches when we can.
But......the Beckford thing is only a rumour and I could just be dreaming! Nothing wrong with that though! - JamesC

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Love him or hate him, point is becchio is a brilliant partner for him as proven before. People say he needs 5 chances to score one, so in his 34 0809 season he had 170 chances by my maths that's quality in itself to get those! Look all I am saying is its the goal tally that counts that gets wins and becchio was getting 20 a season playing alongside. Now get him

Whiteteeth

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I think a lot of people who slate his scoring record above league 1 forget he was sat on the bench for most of their seasons. Give him a regular start and I think you'll see him banging them in

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For that money should be able to get better quality; I'd go for Rhodes, Maynard, Cox and Mikhail-Smith before Becks.

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That would be great! Which papers? Chapel A

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Beckford scored goal in L1 but his strike rate in The Championship is poor

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Can't anyone remember how frustrating Beckford is? Don't get me wrong I was there when he scored the winner for promotion and as captain that day he was superb, so I will always be grateful. But I cannot forget the constant abuse he used to get from everyone, including me, for being lazy and missing a handful of sitters every match. I think people need to lose the rose tinted glasses and remember what he's not very good at, and that's consistency, tracking back, staying on his feet, his work rate and at times playing for the team. He's a bit of a luxury player so if he did come back maybe he would suit coming off the bench for the last twenty minutes, he certainly shouldn't be the highest paid Leeds player.

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You doubters who have no idea about football are the biggest problem at Leeds. Beckford is the best striker outside the prem and you should all be greatful that he wants to play at elland road!! Rhodes, cox, Maynard and m-Smith..... Give me a break, beckford is twice the player. Whoever we sign youll slate so what's the point.... I'm just glad no of you doubters run our club!
Lee
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Rhodes won't go for any less than 5 million so you can cross that off. Cox is an unknown, and Mackaill-Smith is about level with Becks, edging on work rate what he lacks in speed. at least we know he loves the club and wants to be here. bring him back.

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The poster above who mentions rose tinted glasses is spot on. I think people's views on how good he is are being influenced by the apparent desire he has shown to play for us again. I will always remember the goal at old Trafford. But it's in the past and that's where beckford should stay.

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01 Aug 2012 03:23:47
Theres quite a few rumours going around that there will be some sort of announcement/press conference on friday time stated as 1pm, whether or not this is true or not dont shoot the messenger! Thought to be to do with the investment in the club!

HTee

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It sounds true plausible to me, I have a friend who works for a larg newspaper(she's nothing to do with the sports section) but knows there is a press conference on friday, although she did say it could be for a player signing.
Nh

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Its been a while since weve seen the investment announcement rumours floating about!

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The press conference will be for the signing of Austin surely.

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Could be for rudy austin as he is thought to be playing at preston on saturday

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I think the guys are correct and its for Austin but you just never know, we are Leeds United after all !!

Jay

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HTee, hmmm. Sound slike the dodgy Millwall supporting guy who haunts the service crew site. Give it a wide birth this rumour.

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You forgot to say which friday?

Did you have a particular one in mind or are you just speculating (again) that when/if it is announced, it will be on A friday...??

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"Its been a while since weve seen the investment announcement rumours"

Hey, you mean there's a takeover going on?

Flippin' 'eck, they kept that quiet......

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I think it's time to start shooting the messenger!

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Yes we are taking over Portsmouth!

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Look what happened to them

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