Leeds Rumours Archive July 20 2011

 

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20 Jul 2011 23:31:53
Leeds are looking at Wade Elliot of burnley apparently, along with southampton.

Source: The Sun Newspaper

Not really the type of player we need,

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Yes I read this but was not in the sun it was in daily star or something.

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Why would Leeds be looking at Southampton? I've been there, not much to look at.....

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20 Jul 2011 23:31:03
Manchester city midfielder micheal johnson set to join leeds on a season long loan

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Heard this a thousand times over the months..

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If it was gonna happen, it would have happened by now.

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Batesx would wait until the 11 Hour to sign him so he won, t have to pay for him in close season

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20 Jul 2011 23:18:37
Swans in for Stocky with improved 1.5 mil offer I AM NOT happy I AM NOT happy at all bloody Rodgers and his cash... tell them where to stick it David for gods sake see daily mail dailymail.co.uk/sport/football ?

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Stocky is a Leeds lad and will sign for us and not the Welsh sheep S******S

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Stocky has already said he doesnt want a permanen move away from fulham.

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If you can explain to me how 1.5million is an improvement on their previous offer i will believe you. Explain?

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Just on , they have increased offer from 1 million to 2.5m not my original post but just seen it on ssn

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Yawn, Fulham aren't selling him, and they aren't loaning him to another Premiership team.

Which bit of this don't people understand?

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No they have offered 1.5m not 2.5m person look on ssn properly and read...

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Pretty f*cking brilliant job SG and Bates.

''Yes, let's sell our #1 for pennies to the richest club in the league, who are pushing for promotion also. And oh Let's not line-up a replacement before we do that HAHHAHA''

And in all honesty, we are in no financial position to compete with other teams, if Stockdale is looking for a permanent move. Also, I can't see how exactly is Stockadale any better than Kasper. Blah.

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You need to watch news and listen too it says they have made an improved offer of 2.5m so you need to look

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You've clearly not seen Stockdale play then.

I went to 41 games last season, and Kasper ain't worth the hype.

First 2 goals at Millwall away instantly jumps to mind.

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I agree on kasper. just hope we spend the money lets hope stockdale does sign and smith whatever it takes to get us back up there. stockdale signing would be a great boost of faith and shut up some of these not leeds fans who post crap on here to get us all irate we are and will be a very big club again very soon and hopefully a bit more business like this time oldham whites

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20 Jul 2011 19:17:45
Gradel is going I just found out, well my dad has. He is good friends with Peter lorimer and he caught up with him earlier and as he is a Leeds fan he asked about the gradel situation and said it seems that the premiership is too good of an thing and he wants to be playing there and doesn't seem to care who for, gutted a bit but players do move on, apparently Ryan smith is going to be lined up as his replacement, not sure what to make of that, but 1 good news is that Snodgrass is definitely staying

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Looks quite skillful and quick but I can't see it happening....

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B.S He loves Leeds and he said he wants to repay us for the final game of the 09/10 season with promotion

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He doesn't love leeds he just says it like every other footballer says, talk is cheap if he loved leeds why is he not banging sg door down asking for new contract and why price yourself out of a new contract, 25k he must have known he wasn't gonna get it and if its not true why not come out and say its not one reason only cos he's off.

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After what happened last week with the players on twitter, i very much doubt that someone who is held in such i regard had peter lorimer would disclose information about one our players without it been confirmed by the club first you muppet

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Why are we so bl..dy sceptical of anything that gets said/posted we can or cannot justify paying 25k a week yet THE LESSER TEAMS in the same division are pouring money at anyone who's available, but the moment somebody says something plausable we jump at their throatsAnd really does any player really love their teams?there are exceptions but end of day its a JOB TO THEM.....I wish it wern't and they live and breathed leeds as much we do MOT

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I really dont think Lorimer would say anything either..........would be very foolish

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Seems like everyone is mates with a top dog at leeds these days...

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To the t*t who said he doesnt love the club...

he has said it on many occasions and he has said he wants to make up for the las game when we gained promotion to championship as he got sent off..

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So why has he put money before the love of the club because he knows we won't pay 25k a week you mug hope you come back on here when he leaves and appologise for calling me a t--t.

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You've read in a paper that he's asked fro 25k.

You haven't heard it from anywhere else.

You're either young or naive, but this is what happens every year with Leeds, BS stories in the papers.

He's going nowhere.

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No smoke without fire he may not leave this summer but you can bet your last dollar he won't sign a new contract just like beckford and johnson , but hey if he loves the club like you say he does expect him to sign new contract and put all the uncertainty to rest very soon

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He said before he loves the club and the people at the club love him he won fans player award and players player award and it was his agent apparently saying 25k a week contract not him

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Unless people on this site are actuallu best mates with Gradel or his mother, just give it a rest. Whine about him leaving if he goes and whine about his excessive wage demands if its confirmed he asked But until them shut up and put up

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Gradel will go in January if we are not in top 6, and no decision will be made on a new contract til than

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20 Jul 2011 18:40:42
Is gradel gone or not according to wiki he's a Newcastle player? {Ed032's Note - wiki is not the most reliable source

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Whatever you want wiki to say just edit it yourself its not rocketscience.

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Ow it says that he signed a new 3 year deal and claimed that the manager didn't persuade him enough

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What it actually says is he turned down 5.5m move to Newcastle because the club had to sell a lot of players and signed new 3 yr deal with leeds

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You honestly don't know that wiki is mainly rubbish? If any players leave will be on the OS first

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Erm it now says ''Max-Alain "Max" Gradel (born 30 November 1987) is an Ivorian footballer who plays for Tooting & Mitcham. He is a Winger, he is comfortable playing on either side on the wing or as a second striker''

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Don't believe it someone said that about west ham the other day

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It says he plays for accrington stanley now so i wouldnt worry

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20 Jul 2011 17:47:52
Leeds had agreed to pay half of Stockdales £12,000 wages but negotiations have stalled because Leeds are not happy with the recall clause and also because Fulham have said that if Stockdale doesn't play at least 35 games they will require a £500000 payment as well as a £250,000 loan fee

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20 Jul 2011 17:20:06
Leeds to bid for kenny miller

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Scottish strikers arent that good look at kris Boyd last season only scored about 5 goals

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Go get him for that money i say would be worth the gamble...remember another wee scot we frowned on a few years back...from across the pennines...he began our rennassance ..maybe an omen?

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Get him signed will become a Leeds legend just like Bremner, Grey, Strachan, McAllister, Snoddy

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Would be a great signing, works the lone striker role well, as he does for Scotland etc

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Although i said go get him for the moneyjust read on os that simon aint thinking another strikereven tho well be missing 2 very good ones for a good while ....what can us mere mortals see that sg& kb cant or wont..at the rate we are adding more players il be able to pick up my pension before we add new players of any note every ones beating us to best pick ffs lets just spend something even moey from kasper deal.....plz si and ken..marching on together.....cmon leeds till i die

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20 Jul 2011 16:26:32
Stockdale to sign on loan but only after the Europa game tomorrow night

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20 Jul 2011 15:29:42
Grayson States on official site that he will not be bolstering his strikeforce this year, despite injuries to both Becchio and Somma.

With Grayson stating that Ross, Billy, Ramon and Max will be enough in his eyes to gain promotion. (Leeds Official Website)

However according to the Daily Mail Max Gradel has told Leeds he wants to leave with Fulham and West Ham interested in signing the 23 year old.

Although we would hope the money gained from max will be reinvested into the squad, expect a budget replacement. As proved previous with Schmeicals departure with Bates believing he would be able to get Keiron Westwood on a free and pocket the 1 million gained from the sale of Kasper.

In turn leaving us even lighter upfront, with Ross abeing the only one proven consistantly at this level. Looking very Bleak atm. {Ed032's Note - chin up i'm feeling confident for the season. theres plenty of time for signings

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Obviuosly you cant read as he says " despite injuries, a striker is not my priority"
clearly hasn't ruled out signing one just has other priorities, no wonder we have a page full of if's and maybe's, read what he says

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Here, here, wish some people would read things properly At no point did SG say that he WOULDN'T be signing a forward

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Especially as he has alex mendy on trial too, bit pointless if he has no intention of signing a striker.

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Grayson didnt say he wouldnt sign a striker...people should learn how to listen/read. He said it wasn't a priority -

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So you believe Daily Mail more than the official website? Go and support somebody else and take the other Bates hating muppets with you - the club needs Bates it doesn't need you

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Although i agree that he has got it wrong about the transfer situation, i do agree with how i believe Bates would go abouts replacing Gradel.

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20 Jul 2011 15:18:09
Just seen this on wikipedia

ger Simon Grayson revealed he had not received any written offers for Gradel and wasn't looking to sell the player unless Leeds were offered mega-money for him.[61] On the 20th July 2011, Gradel announced he wanted to leave the club {Ed032's Note - not the most reliable of sources is wiki

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Earlier today, it said on wiki that he signed a new deal. Ed is right

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We all know leeds' official stance regarding transfers as you have already stated. There are numerous more credible sources than Wiki stating this. However, what's concerning most fans is how much does Birdseye consider mega-money?... Enough to complete the East Stand development? It certainly won't be reinvested in the team. To soften the blow of selling either Max or Snoddy he will publically attack the players (as is his style) and spout out the same usual crap about not wanting to play for Leeds... running contracts down blah..blah..

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20 Jul 2011 13:51:59
If Leeds struggle with results in the first four games.
Billy Davies is lined up as new Leeds United manager

Source; I know Billy Davies' gardener. {Ed032's Note - so he chats about work with the gardener?

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Why would we want Billy Davies?? Midget scots man with no credentials....... {Ed032's Note - i'd give him a job glass collecting in the peacock

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Thought he would have time to do his own gardening. {Ed032's Note - good point. maybe he needs help to trim his bush

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Twaddle.... Billy Davies was always at loggerheads with Forests transfer policy, why would he come here or why would Kenny have him, when all he wants is a yes man who loves the club enough to do his best with what he's got. St Simon's job is safe - unless we are relegation material

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Fricking heck Davies and Bates would be a toxic combo at our beloved club in Grayson we trust honest some people have clearly munched on too many magic mushrooms...I know I'm pretty mad wanting a certain person to come back but Davies as Leeds boss? hah

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Get a life you spineless git, no player is bigger than the club. If you think that Gradel is anything but a mercenary you are diluded. Larry is protecting the club and would use the money to move us on...Leeds united will be around long after Max Gradel....grow a pair

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Can you ask billy how to trim down a good bunch of chrysanthemums {Ed032's Note - lol

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You and the other Bates haters need to hear one thing - Bates has been brilliant for this club Right, you've heard it so go away and pretend to support someone else

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No way leeds are happy with sg and and leeds fan love and belive him in i want to see him go no were for a long time he as proven how good of a manager he is with team he has got without spending money if we dont start well its bates fault for not putting hand in pocket and sighning players to take us to prem but i belive sg can do it without the cash he as an eye for talanted players on a free

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20 Jul 2011 13:49:20
No l Alexandre Mendy was the mystery player in the game last night. He is 6' 3' and 27 years old. Have a look on the internet. He must be Gradel's replacement as he plays on the wing. The 2 ex Villa players will probally sign to us if they impress. Then expect a keeper to sign soon and that's the 4 players that Grayson wanted. No Smith, Bowyer and Woodgate, so Bates led us on

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God give it a rest about smith , bowyer and woodgate why don't you give KB & SG the chance to sort the team out. myself i never wanted to see the old school players back at elland road grow up and start looking to the future.

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How is 3 trialists "an explosion of transfer activity"? And how is 3 trialists "were quite fair down the line in contract talks with a few players"?

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Just to clarify however, Grayson did look at Bowyer had conversation and was close to signing but Bowyer opted for ipswich in the end as nearer to home and family in London. Spend 5 a month on LUTV and you will get more of your facts right, Grayson interview pre rochdale, 5:09. He also mentioned btw another player we just missed out on who opted for prem. MOT

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Theres another 6 weeks of the transfer window yet, i d rather SG took his time and brought in quality rather than rush players in who arent any better than what we already have.Time will tell, he s already said the only proper place to look is the prem, have faith {Ed032's Note - well said

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Fair point to the last poster, although it is getting a bit tedious the same old stuff in interviews

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I'll bet Simon thinks it tedious too, being asked the same questions ten times (or more) a day.

How many different ways can he say NO NEWS yet, I think it refreshing to have a manager that does that manage his team quietly instead of some of the egocentric self publicists that are about - TV/GG anyone?

Leeds TID

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Good posts from the last few here. I think Grayson is doing a good job with what very little Bates gives him. SG is a gift and we should all be happy to have him Keep your patience and hopefully we will be rewarded with a spot back where we belong at the end of season. MOT

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Tbh If we ended up getting those four players and a striker such as Kenny Miller i would be very happy with the progress :)

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Why would we want 3 aging injury prone ex players back anyways? It'd take all the attention on to them and not the players that'll get us out of the division such as Gradel, Snods and Becchio.
Definately don't want to rush with sigings, we've done that already and got Brown....awful

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20 Jul 2011 12:30:21
The trialist is not Alex mendy it is Siyabulela Songwiqi from kaizer chiefs, Lucas advised Grayson on him. It is fact {Ed032's Note - how do you know this

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No it's not it's Alexandre mendy free agent after leaving fk mlada boleslav

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Why do people put fact to try and make them look believeable, when they're telling fibs?

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Someone's saying in the YEP that it has been confirmed on Mendy's Wikipedia page

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Anyone who was at rochdale last night will look at pictures of mendy and agree its him, hope we sign him played well

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Having done a bit of googling songwiqi is listed on various sites as between 5' 10 and 6' and 23 to 27 years old The only FACTs that are apparent is that last nights trialist is around 6' 3" and of french origin so that would seem to suggest mendy is the more likely FACT. having spoken to people who were at rochdale last night he looked very capable, big, strong, quick and direct so maybe another discovery along the lines of beckford, becchio, gradel, somma, grella and possibly nunez is in the pipeline...

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Grayson did mention it was someone recommended to him. Perhaps it could be some south African kid, Lucas has big links down there and with our club. FACT is we don't know until were told regardless of pictures and info on Wikipedia {Ed032's Note - i think it is mendy

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Siyabulela Songwiqi is a left footed central midfielder.the trialist, mendy, played on the right wing. It was mendy

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20 Jul 2011 09:13:13
LOCAL BARNSLEY LAD ADAM ROUGHLEY IS SET TO BE JOINING THE CLUB FOR A FEE OF AROUND 1.2 MILLION AND HE IS HIGHLY RATED IN MOST PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND HAS REALLY IMPRESSED AT HIS TIME IN THE BARNSLEY ACADEMY
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YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST
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Bates may spend 1.2M on his yacht, but he ain't ever gonna pay that for an unproven youngster. Wise up fool

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Leeds certainly wouldnt pay 1.2 million for a player......let alone a young lad nobody has heard of from Barnsley

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I have heard he isn't even worth 2.50, Barnsley are to offer him a whippet, flat cap and a Kes DVD, he is said to be over the moon and said that Bates is a "Dirty Twister" for only offering him a pack of space raiders and a cola panda pop. Pez MOT MOT

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20 Jul 2011 07:13:33
Does anyone know what the starting 11 was last night also what formation did SG opt for? Che ers.

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Rachubka (Cairns 82), Connolly (L Turner 46), Bruce (Bromby 46), Lees, Parker (Samuel 46), A Trialist (Clayton 46), Brown (N Turner 69), Howson (Osbourne 61), Gradel (White 61), McCormack (Nunez 46), Paynter.

Not sure on starting formation, but after a few changes garsyon switched too 4-2-3-1 M.O.T

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Started 4-4-2 and then Nunez came on and they changed to 4-2-3-1.

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It's on the official site, and he didn't pick his best 11 he usually picks half and half

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Rachukba;
Connolley, Bruce, Lees, Parker;
A Trialist, Howson, Brown, Gradel;
Paynter, McCormack

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4-3-3 thats what it looked like from were i was sitting

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20 Jul 2011 04:57:45
Leeds to beat out Liverpool to the signature of USA U17 midfielder Marc Pelosi. Leeds also rejected an offer for goalkeeper Brad Guzan frrom Aston Villa due to high wages

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19 Jul 2011 23:57:22
The Daily Mail has published an article stating Gradel has demanded to leave due to premier interest. He has kept his twitter acount so get ready to lose our player of the season. Hope Snod doesn't get too fed up or we really might have a problem

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We can survive with losing one of them but not both, if max wants to go we should cash in while we still can.

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Be quiet He has never had twitter his alleged account was a fake account Also if he is demanding to leave and demanding 25k a week then get rid
We need players here who want to play for the club not ones who are out for the money only.

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Actually he did sign up to twitter last week (@maxigr04del) but hasn't posted since the ban. His last post was on the 16th 'Game finish now cant wait to get back to leeds' doesn't sound like someone desperate to leave to me

It is defo genuine account as he even posted a pic of Sam, Paddy & McCormack playing Fifa in hotel room. While he hasn't shut down his account it's probably only because he had to get Lloyd Sam to set it up for him, The story is most likeky just the paper putting 2+2 together and getting 5

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I saw this as well and with his agent saying he wants 25 grand a week to sign a new contract it sounds like they are making it impossible for Leeds to keep him. More likley he will run his contract out and leave on a free next year though. But if what his agent is supposed to have said is true then all the crap about him wanting to stay at Leeds is just that

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The daily mail have been running this story every day for the past few weeks. don't forget he is on a contract and we can afford to let this run down like we did with Beckford. beckford still performed and got us out of the division at the time- why not see what gradel is made of

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I love Gradel but if an offer of 4m + comes in and he is serious that he wants 25k a week i would cash in, i think we should offer him a contract to match the highest earners at the club but wouldn't break the bank as all players coming to ER or players already there will want the same as Max

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Perhaps Wikipedia could end all the speculation:

"On the 20th July 2011, Max signed a 3 year extension at Leeds to keep him at Leeds United until 2015"

Not scientific, but nevertheless interesting...

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19 Jul 2011 23:34:19
The trialist is most likely Alex mendy. I was at the game tonight and near the touchline. Connolly kept shouting Alex . Plus looked at pictures on Google and youtube videos its defo him. Hope we snap him up looked really good and I bet would be low wages ken bates LOL. Snoddy was just injured tonight guys don't worry

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U nutter, alexei emerenko jr. its common knowledge so dont know why leeds keeping it secret

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For a start Alexei Eremenko has different coloured skin to the trialist, and secondly, were probably sure that it was Alex Mendy, but Paul Connolly could have been referring to Alex Bruce

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How was it eremenko u arse bandit? eremenko isnt black... the trialist was.....

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Looked at him last nite on utube he looks an hand full COME on LEEDS

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No he was defo talking to the winger calling him Alex. It's defo Alex mendy {Ed032's Note - anyone know if he's any good

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He was quick. Looked good on the ball. And a few tricks. Nearly set paynter and macca goals up. The pass for macca was awesome. Sign him up {Ed032's Note - and he's free just the way we like them

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