Leeds Rumours Archive September 01 2011

 

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01 Sep 2011 20:55:33
the defender we missed out on was anton ferdinand!!!!!

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I first thought that but grayson said hes an international defender which anton clearly is not

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Anton isn't an international defender and he wasn't surplus to requirements at Sunderland because he was playing for them. He also didn't stay at Sunderland and our targeted defender stayed at his club because he felt he had an opportunity to get back into his team's starting eleven. Also, I don't think Sunderland nearly signed a defender anyway which would of led to his sale. My bet was that it was Sebastion Bassong. Not playing at Tottenham (surplus to requirements you could say), Tottenham tried to bring in Gary Cahill which meant Bassong could leave, he's a Cameroon international and because Gary Cahill stayed at Bolton, he didn't get a move. He perfectly fits Grayson's description

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Wasnt bassong as he was going to qpr confirmed by harry redknapp on ssn, def that grayson wanted was stokes right back collins whoes a welsh internatinal

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Probably Stephen Kelly because Hutton signed for Villa not Fulham

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Nobody of that kind of calibre is coming to Leeds. We already have loads of defenders anyway. Our poor defensive record is due to poor TEAM selection and poor tactics. Grayson is not able to coach a TEAM in how to defend. All the players have a responsibility. I am sick of reading about how we need to sign defenders and how that will solve all of our problems. Midfield should be the priority as it is very lightweight. Too many attack minded players. Bromby or Bruce maybe alongside Brown with Howson, Clayton and Snodgrass in front of them might just work. Let's face it, we ain't signing anyone!

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Bruce or Bromby in midfield?!? Do u actually watch football?

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01 Sep 2011 19:31:23
Grayson to take a punt on veteran winger robert pires

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That sounds about right,sell a young talented player with years ahead of him for a few million,then get an ageing player for free whos well past his sell by date,although nothing suprises me anymore where Bates and SG are concerned.

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Eddie Gray is already at the club talking to Grayson

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01 Sep 2011 18:02:15
Leeds to sign 4 or 5 loan players next week. Bridge will be one I reckon.

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Bridge just named in Man City's 25 man Champions League squad, which would make this unlikely.

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Or 2 or 3...

Sanchez Watt
Danny Rose
Wayne Bridge

We'll try and get Watt (almost definatly gonna happen) then Rose who can play at left back/left wing, then if we don't get him, we'll go for Bridge..

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Your in dream land who's going to pay his 90K wages ? all we will end up with is young ones who don't wanna be there and arnt good enough anyway, or old ones who cant find anywhere else. Bates is killing the club..

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As earlier reply posted bridge in ucl squad but not fapl squad so man city must want him to stay as squad play in europe..

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01 Sep 2011 15:11:06
Ed can you put this out that the loan Market opens Tuesday and the prems 25 mans teams need to be in on friday

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01 Sep 2011 15:40:33
Leeds to look at french Defensive midfielder Hans Dibi, 23. Player is currently unnatached and so is available to sign after window. Deal has come about as player's agent is same agent as Max gradel.

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Seriously, why should we take any player from that agent... he was the sole reason why Max had his head turned.

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Same agent? Don't touch him with a barge pole then!

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Oh the same Hans dibi Leeds aren't going to sign?

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01 Sep 2011 15:13:28
SG tells me Jason Puncheon had agreed to join #LUFC and had 2 other deals done at lunch then Leihaj got injured in res game,v open interview

Source. John buchan. This is what he was told by SG in an interview earlier on the day

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Simon told us all when he put exactly the same thing on the o/s people do my nut in pretending they got sources but really its just them guessing/ reading info from the site which we've all seen anyway

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Puncheons agent was speaking to Leeds. There is an article with his agent in the Daily Mail today

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Also a quote from Grayson on the website with regards to three signings that didn't happen that proves there is/was money available: "The money was there to go and sign players, whether it was loan deals or permanent deals we were trying to sign players to make us better and increase the competition."

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Well hes talking out of his axxe because hes signed for qpr

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Great source! same as the email sent to every Leeds fan on its mailing list

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We should have bought Puncheon years ago. Good player. Sure we'll get him in 10 years time once he's past it a la Michael Brown.

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The funny thing is, out of all the rumours posted on here, not one mentioned Jason Puncheon... It all goes to confirm that none of us know just who SG is looking to sign.

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To be fair it was on John buchans twitter page 3 hours before it was on the os

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Same old crap we hear at the end of every transfer period, we nearly got this bloke we nearly got that bloke. Just a bunch of lies made up to make out as if we actually tried to get someone, he needs to come up with new lies these one have worn thin

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If the money was there to sign players, why didnt we offer Gradel a new contract with more money to stay?

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01 Sep 2011 15:14:42
no suprise today is it that theres nothing on off website ref transfers missed out on.
well thats cos we missed out on nobody cos we didnt try.
i read another post that lux,mendy forsell and bodor still available,no surprise either cos nobody wants them cos they are not good enough.
us thats another story,expect one or two of them to sign.
lw

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Mendy is at chesterfeild I think and the others are better than nothing am really worried mate MOT

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Mendy is at chesterfield. But i was at Newcastle friendly n mendy looked quality.

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ORIGINAL POSTER,
SORRY DIDNT REALISE HE HAD SIGNED THERE.INTERESTING TO SEE HOW HE DOES.

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Official Website - details of sporting bet deals for international weekend and 50% off for back to school deals - you couldnt make it up!! Thats really what we want to hear. apparently bates is due to have an interview of yorkshire radio at 5.30 cant wait to here that - not!

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Check the os again, the SG interview is on now!

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Quote from Grayson on the website where he states we missed out on 3 players yesterday. Proves the funds were there "The money was there to go and sign players, whether it was loan deals or permanent deals we were trying to sign players to make us better and increase the competition."

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I quote "the money was ther" yeah right!
We had 3 deals nearly done by Lunchtime = no deals done until ink dry on contract
All fell through because.......mmmm story of our transfer window
and the key quote whether ir was LOAN deals or.....we all know which it was to be
And Mr Bates you call us morons......ever heard the saying dont beleive whats in the press.......ALL Leeds fans should never beleive a word you say wherever you say it

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01 Sep 2011 14:45:45
What's all this chat about a transfer window?? Some one told me it's a set period of time when you can buy someone! Why didn't anyone tell master bates?

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Would you risk your life askin Kenneth to get his cheque book out.

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01 Sep 2011 14:42:22
Grayson didn't sign anyone yesterday because

a) he didn't want to be ripped off by inflated deadline day transfer fees

and b) he's confident in what he has at the moment will do ok til January, meanwhile he can do some serious scouting for gems like Nunez etc. to fill the vacant positions in the squad.

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C) Bates is a c*nt and grayson should grow a pair

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You want your head looking at

have you actually seen our defence over the last 6 months?

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Thats crap cos the Jan Trans Window the prices are WAY WAY Over the Top. No one gunna sign with our wage capping only no hoper's and free bee's will come in if that .

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GO AWAY AND SUPPORT SOMEONE ELSE IF YOUR THAT STUPID

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That's right, because we are the only club that looks for good young players to sign. If I was a lad I would not come to Leeds because the arshole sg won't play young lads

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You muppet White? lees? Howson 2 season ago?? delph ?

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If SG thinks the squad is good enough he wants sacking now! Will we ever keep a clean sheet again?

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Or you can read the OS and see that we had 3 deals done that fell through. You can't legislate for this.

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Two seasons more like 4, three have come through the system not good enough. 6 young lads have gone to other clubs before signing over the last few seasons. the twins been playing reserves better than what is on the field on Saturdays one of the best young hopefuls whent to barca and why? Bumhole won't play them

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Well he really shouldnt be confident in what he has got!!

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01 Sep 2011 14:00:05
El hadj diouf the next free for leeds united after we could not find a replacement for Gradel

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Far too good for leeds, despite the fact he is s**te!

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Good call. We can't rely on anyone else to tot up the red cards and throw away games.

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He can go spit on somebody else's training ground for all I care!

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Really poor player and gets sent off every week so would fit into SG's plans nicely.

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01 Sep 2011 13:47:48
Do you think that maybe Bates is saving up to buy ER back with all the work that is going on, it's the only reason I can think of, that and him being greedy of course......just a thought

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Bates must own ER
would you pay for a random persons extension onto there house in turn increasing its value just out of the goodness of your heart.
or is bates really jimmy saville in disguise

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Bates saving up to buy elland road? Mate, he already owns it. He charges Leeds United a monthly rent. Why else do you think he's happy to spend the clubs money on tarting up the place?

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Bates already owns ER through one of his offshore companies. He will sell it back to LUFC post 2012 Olympics to get best price and after all refurbishments done.

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Nobody in their right mind would spend money on a property they didn't own, certainly not the amount of money Bates is pushing in to Elland Road.

Actually I even charge my own company rent for a room in my own house, as it's a tax free way of legitimately taking money out of a company. Otherwise I would have to pay someone else to use an office or whatever, so why shouldn't I di that?

If Ken DOES own Elland Road, it must be on record somewhere??

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Evidence of his ownership in a safe deposit box. Good luck finding it and opening it without a key.

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No doubt there's an agreed buy back figure in the contract, therefore money spent improving the ground is not wasted or increasing the purchase price. However it will increase the value of the asset to lufc. Once bought, and I hope it's soon, they will at last have an asset to borrow against. Which at the moment you can see they are struggling for credit as there is no security to satisfy any bank.

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01 Sep 2011 12:52:47
Is James Mcfadden a free tranfser,plus when does the "loan market" open?

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McFadden not a free agent and loan window opens 7 September

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According to Sky Sports his contract ran out in June this year so he is a free agent.

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01 Sep 2011 12:18:15
Hi Edd is there any chance of james mcfadden coming to leeds? is he a free tranfer? {Ed001's Note - he is free but he is asking for a high wage.}

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So money from gradles transfer would do nicely?

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01 Sep 2011 11:40:36
El Hadji Diouf main priority target after being released as a replacement for Gradel. Good quality winger with the same fiery temperament as max gradel.

Wont last 3 minutes on a pitch without a red card for Leeds I think.

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Not a chance, we will never match his wage demands, good player, poor attitude, plenty of teams won't care about the temper

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Would rather do without than sign him, he is a dreadful player. How he ever got in any team is beyond me.

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Boolocks mate - he'd expect 50k a week, as if he would play for 12k a week Looool - and why would we want someone like him ? We mustn't give up finding those with talent who want to play for the shirt ! If no players come in but the Academy is heavily invested in we can create home grown talent or sell it if it doesn't want to play for the shirt

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LEEDS wont sign ANYONE !! - Have lost several players some of whom were C#@p the likes of Bessone but Johnson, Gradel & Schmiecal were half decent players. Those we have brought in are NO replacement for those lost and Bates wants us to believe that our wage bill has increased. (This season will be a struggle, but we will have some nice facilities in the East Stand)

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Don't want the Spit Merchant anywhere near ER. Mind you at least the grass would grow more. Free fertilizer for Ken? Oh no, Ken might go for Diouf now. If you use the word "free" it grabs Ken's attention.

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No. Fricking. Way.

Horrible little man. Full of self-importance, over-aggression and arrogance. The African Craig Bellamy.

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His chrome plated Maclaren Mercedes would look out of place against our boys Fiestas, and he is the most horrible person to be paid 50k per week ever. Wouldn't let him soil the turf at ER!

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Would love to have him at Leeds hes a good player and loves getting in the oppositions faces

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01 Sep 2011 10:35:43
Leeds ambitious loan move will include:
Nedum Onuoha - Who failed to find a move out of man city
Danny Wilson - Failed to move out on loan to Rangers
Jay Spearing - New liverpool signings means lack of playing time
Mama Diouf - Will not get a look in at Man U and Fergie would like him to be playing in front of big crowds.

Not of these of course will happen and we will end up with rubbish.

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01 Sep 2011 10:07:24
Hi Ed, any news on a deal for Mikael Forssell? {Ed001's Note - nothing yet, but he is a free agent so not affected by the window.}

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This club is a joke, west sham said no after his trial with them, why is he good enough for us? joke club

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SWFC (T.Francis) said the same after Eric Cantona went on trial with them. They said he could only play on plastic grass - well we know what happened after that don't we. Just cos West Ham say he's no good does'nt mean he's no good.

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Forsells record in the past as a striker is woeful; he had one good season about 8 yrs ago so he isn't any better than what we already have. Also strikers aren't a problem- we need a couple of defenders and a couple of midfielders.

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01 Sep 2011 09:24:41
Wouldnt mind seeing James mcFadden replacing Gradel?

James Beattie can still do a job off the bench aswell and he is the perfect striker to play alongside McCormack

MOT!

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Dont want him, heard on numerous occasions that he has a serious attitude problem and spits his dummy out at every opportunity.......is a bit of a billy big bollox

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Are you on drugs a good player off the bench we need good quick young lionhearted players homegrown with hunger in there eyes not good players off the bench

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Both of them not good enough. We require young hungry players not has beens or never wases.

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01 Sep 2011 08:31:15
No signings on deadline day....apparently we missed out on Bentley and Landsbury.......I am sorry but am now seeing even more reason for Bates to get out of our beloved club....Grayson simply is not going to be there in the future. Lets all wait for the premiership rejects who can't make the 25 man squad....we won't get promotion with a team of loanees....

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Leeds were never in for bentley and lansbury they can't afford them type of players clubs run by idiots and puppets

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Players out 3 - Players in 0
First clean sheet of the season (Probably the last)

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We won't get promotion with a team of loanees? Ya think? We might get relegation though. All it takes are injuries to O'Dea & Clayton and we are League 1 fodder.

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Why can,t we buy a decent player instead of wasting money on all these loan,ees ..? because we are a championship side and who would want to come to leeds whilst in that division ..? and the way they are treated ..we get good players and its like something happens to them and next thing they,ve gone and have hardly played a handful of games for us ...get bates out let grayson have a free reign over who he wants to sign we do,nt need a chairman who has,nt got the interests of the club at heart and the players and the fans derserve better

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01 Sep 2011 08:58:50
Does anyone else think that maybe Simon Grayson is NOT in charge of transfer targets, but Shaun Harvey? Grayson gets given players based on the poor wages we offer to unregistered players and is told to work with what he's got? Kinda like a Technical Director with Grayson as his puppet

Anyone agree with me?

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Of course he's not in charge. Transfers involve contracts and transfer fees. Those 2 things revolve around money. Bates is in charge of the money and Harvey does his dirty work for him by telling Grayson what he can and can't do. Soon if we are not there already Grayson will be asking Harvey for permission to have toilet breaks when he feels a call of nature.

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01 Sep 2011 08:48:02
alex mendy to be gradels replacement?

mendy wasnt offered a contract because we had too many wingers...now we need one, seems too obvious

ed do u know if mendy is still a free agent? {Ed045's Note - Yes still unnattatched, as is Forssell, Bodor and Lux.

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No he's not he signed a one year deal at chesterfield

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Sorry bud , but that's my true he plays for Chesterfield signed a 1 year deal

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Ed: Alex Mendy signed for Chesterfield, exclusive video on website!

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He isn't hes received international clearance to play for chesterfield

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Alex Mendy signed a deal with Chesterfield and his international clearance came through last night. Another wasted opportnity.

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Mendy had a work permit go though that makes him eligible enough to play for Chesterfield...

Poor poor Leeds...

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No hes not !! he is playing for Chesterfield and scored the other day when they won 4 nil so we wont be signing him uo

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Alex mendy has received international clearance to make his debut for chesterfield in their forthcoming fixture

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Mendy plays for Chesterfield actually, good luck to him.

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Mendy signed for colchester united weeks ago.

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Mendy is not still unattached, He's signed for Chesterfield. You need to sharpen up

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Mendy's gone to Chesterfield on a one year contract

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Alex mendy signed for chesterfield very shortly after leaving us

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Do we really need a winger? whats wrong with nunez and sam, i think it would be insulting to get someone else in...how about we concentrate on the defence instead ay?

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The reason he is playing for Chesterfield is that he is S#!te

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Theres nothing wrong with nunez sam or snodgrass...but snoddy wont play a whole season and what happens if sam gets injured again? then were screwed

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01 Sep 2011 05:25:08
Leeds will announce 3 new players before lunch today.

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Actually it's six:

Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble & Grub.

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Transfer
deadline was yesterdaii can't sign any1 now on perm

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It will be announced at lunch actually. They are Tom Atosoup, Ken Tuckyfriedchicken and Van Illaicecream the Dutch U21. KB picked them up From Morrisons FC for a special 4.99 deal.

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Yeah ok then, I've given up now, we arn't signing anyone as far as I'm concerned & if we do it'll be a nice surprise. sick of getting dissappointed.

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I think you mis-read.

Leeds will announce three new lunches today, cheese and ham, beef and onion and three cheeses - all served with chips or salad, available in Billy's Bar.

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Think he means we will announce them today having completed the signings last night. If i'm not mistaken we did that a couple of years ago, can't remember who it was though and i might be wrong

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Think we are clutching at straws with the signings announced today thing. Would like to be wrong but im used to Bates and Co letting us down

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Bates is the only lt down at leeds better get use to it u morons

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Well its now 17.20 and guess what no signings, keep your silly rumours to yourself!

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01 Sep 2011 01:17:07
Bessone has gone back to Swansea. Contract cancelled by mutual consent. On OS.

MOT

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01 Sep 2011 00:47:18
Get ready for 3 or 4 of the unwanted crap either unattached or loans . Best thing about it bates n Grayson think there being cunning.

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I think you will find i'ts SG that wont spend rather than no money available he doesn't want the presure of spending money as he knows he isn't up to the Job he should leave now

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Why is everyone surprised i didnt bother tuning in to Sky to see Stoke ****** city fans for gods sake & other smaller clubs soending big, Question is we are supposed to be a big one city club with apparently the 4th highest ticket prices in the land, all merchandise only available from the club,3000 capacity members bar etc etc & regular crowds of 25,000+ every home game so why dont we act like a big club? All we get is lies lies lies & wild speculation as to who is joning, come on KB start telling us the truth please we are not as you believe morons so dont treat us like one !

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To the above post - think its a mixture of Ken & Simon, but niether want to burden themselves with the blame, match made in heaven.

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Yes, they think they are being cunning and we think they are being cun...

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I understand that (Roger the Cabin boy) Grayson and Master (Ken) Bates run a tight ship, but why oh why can't they just sign someone? Anybody will do - it's an improvement on nothing. Oh, I forgot. Ken is an ex Chelsea man and all Chelsea boys love Leeds - don't they?

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01 Sep 2011 00:44:56
So why didn't Leeds sign anyone or have there just not yet announce it yet

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Give you a hundred guesses as to why. You serious? Try this one.

No ambition because no freakin' money.

Is it clear now? Did those 2 CVAs we did just elude your memory? Bates is our Chairman not some billionaire.

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We do have money, it's just bates decides to pocket it all

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Cos we're not famous anymore and KB won't spend any money to bring in quality players to help us progress. We are going backwards. Will end up picking up cast offs and has beens in next loan phase. Will be lucky to survive in the championship at this rate and scum will give us a right beating.
Beano - Leeds through and through

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01 Sep 2011 00:43:15
Have leeds signed anyone, all ive seen is good players going and no good players coming back in, we need one or two more midfielders, a better defender bcos kisnorbo doesnt look good enough for this league, new winger (to fill in from gradel) and possibly another new striker (tempory until somma and bechio get back fit), anyone have news on deadline day?

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Doesn't look like they've signed anyone..It's a bit poor considering the weak squad they have.

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31 Aug 2011 23:56:05
leeds to complete the signing of former blackburn, southampton and stoke forward james beattie following the 33 year-old's release by glasgow rangers

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I was watching SSN when that was announced and Leeds going for him was the first thing in my head.....

Terrible how now whenever I see free transfer I automatically think Leeds!

What is next....

Mot

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Really really really hope not wow we are going backwards SG is clueless

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So far then that s Leeds, Watford and Southampton that Beattie is going to sign for !!

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