Leeds Rumours Archive July 20 2012

 

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20 Jul 2012 20:02:23
Does anyone no the score or of these is any trialist playing?

Sy BsE Leeds

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3 - 0 to Leeds, 2 from Andy Gray and 1 from Rogers. Trialists: Gray and Craine (ex Coventry defender) New team for the 2nd half.

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Yeah mate leeds 4-2 up andy gray with 2 and robbie rodgers and billy paynter with the others

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Now 4-2, Paynter scored the fourth. There is a completely new team for the 2nd half, full of youth players.

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Martin cranie and andy gray. gray has just scored !

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FARSLEY 2 (Muller 60, Watson 68), UNITED 4 (Gray 31, 35, Rogers 36, Paynter 64)
20 mins left

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5-2 to Leeds Andy Gray 2, Paynter, Sanchez Payne and Rogers.

Crainey & Gray played as trialists 1st half

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Leeds won 5-2, Sanchez Payne scored the fifth and the best goal of the night.

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Full line-up for each half and match report on OS. Chapel A

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20 Jul 2012 19:30:13
Aidy White has signed a new 3 year contract! On official site now.
Wish it was Snoddy instead.

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Good, he's worth keeping. Still lot's to learn but he's nowt but a boy.
JB

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The question is does Snoddy want to stay, if he does then sign the contract, if he doesn't then nearly 2 million in the transfer kitty and bring others in that want to play for Leeds.

Foxrat

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I have stayed optimistic through all the various speculation over the last few months and, based on what has happened and I have read on the various sites, I reckon that Snoddy's signature on a new contract will probably come (my opinion, not a rumour).

Even if no one else is signed (although I also think there will be more), the team is stronger than the end of last season and I am looking forward to the serious business of supporting the team from afar for a new season.

AussieMOT

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Brilliant! Big thumbs down to all those saying he was overrated, dispensible etc these past few weeks. Shame on you in fact! Chapel A

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You seem to be forgetting Snoddy still has a year on his contract whereas Clayton didn't.

Give Snoddy some respect, he hasn't asked to leave and is waiting till xmas, hopefully, before making any decision, as agreed with Warnock

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Clayton did have a year actually, along with mccormack, only ehite and brown and the released players contracts ran out

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According to sky sports the other day he did put in a transfer request after the Norwich bid but despite that would like him to stay ,though equally pleased White as re signed as we are not blessed with pace in the side and he at least provides some

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I'm pretty sure Clayton had time left on his contract, that's why we received a fee for him! I'm sure you meant to put White though mate, otherwise it doesn't make a great deal of sense!
Just the 4 weeks to go now! (3 if we're counting the Capital One Cup - great name!?) Fingers crossed that Snoddy signs, Austin comes in and the takeover is completed! MARCHING ON TOGETHER - JamesC {Ed020's Note - clayton still had a year if memory serves me right,}

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20 Jul 2012 18:47:38
My mate who usually pretty good says white agreed new 3 year deal and that warnock personally wanted him offered more but had to wait till take over done to free up funds
If contract true then takeover should be here
Russjon

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Its funny because sky sports had already learnt that white had signed a new contract so your just making your self look good...haha nice try

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20 Jul 2012 18:45:38
According to Links on today Aidy White has signed a new 3 year contract with LUFC. Not sure how true this is as nothing on main site or on BBC.

Jono MOT Hampshire Whites

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20 Jul 2012 18:18:15
Sky Sports understand Aidy White has agreed a new 3 year deal at Leeds.

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20 Jul 2012 18:00:29
Hey fellow leeds fans, i have a little bit gossip about the snoddgras saga.
snoddgras is being sold to norwich for 2 million pound, this will bring in david tempelton as a replacement for 1 million pound.
the other transfers in the next two weeks are:
Luke Varney 300k
David Norris 175k
Rodolph Austin 250k
David Tempelton 1 million

McCormack is staying and will form a strike force with Becchio.

Warnock is also monitoring Zac Whitbread from norwich but faces a high salary demand from the american. the right back spot remains a problem, but a loan move for either Adam Smith or Eric Lichaj kan be a cheap option and they have played for leeds before and is a big plus.

Possible team for next year:

GK: Kenny
RB: Smith/Lichay/Thompson/Lees
CB: Whitbread
CB: Pearce/Lees
LB: Drury

RM: Tempelton
CM: Austin
CM: Norris
LM: Varney

ST: McCormack
ST: Becchio

Subs: Cairns, Pugh, Kisnorbo, Somma, Gray, Brown, Green

MOT! /Sweden Jason

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Obviously they have better contacts and sources than we do in Sweden than we do in the UK where Leeds are actually based then?

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I think green will be in starting lineup and smith hardly played a game but lihaj would be good.

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20 Jul 2012 14:18:49
Ed, news im hearing is that takeover deal is completed, to be annouced today..no value know but thorp arch and elland road are part of the deal, bought from the two 'unknown' current owners, who are connected to Uncle Ken, truth comes out in the end!

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20 Jul 2012 16:00:33
Possible move for johnny russel from Dundee to lufc
Mot

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20 Jul 2012 16:00:20
Been told by someone on the Leeds United coaching staff that David Norris and Luke Varney are having medicals at Thorp Arch today, Warnock wants the deals signed before the squad head to Cornwall.

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Luke varney has already had a medical at thorpe arch a week ago after training with the leeds united players for a few days.. and im led to believe norris has agreed terms with sheffield weds? not 100% on the norris thing but i know varney bit is true.
leeds4life

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20 Jul 2012 15:21:20
Rumours circulating Leeds to announce the signing of David Templeton at 5pm, whether its true or not I do not know! Just putting what I've heard :)
RyanMOT

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20 Jul 2012 15:45:04
paddy macourt leeds player late next week

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20 Jul 2012 13:33:22
announcement of the signiture of david templeton at 5 pm

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Doubt this is true, but would be a very nice surprise!

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I would dance around my home town in my under crackers if this is true. Good signing if it happens. Skillful & quick, exactly what we have been lacking since Gradel left.

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Haha yea ok, I wish, I'd love this guy at Leeds,he is well out of our budget unless we get taken over

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Aluku at Rangers, would be great too, where is he at at the moment?

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20 Jul 2012 13:32:07
leeds looking at paddy macourt from celtic ato replace snodgrass

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I would love to see Paddy Court playing for Leeds, he is really talented, but can drift in and out of games.

AidanMOT

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20 Jul 2012 12:26:57
Announcement before tonight kick off?:-twitter

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This was mention in the YEP atricle coming form Farsley's boss...do we reckon this will actually happen or is he just guessing??
Would he be allowed to say something like that so openly?

What do we think?

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Yup ive heard this via a source i know how is part of the new team!!

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We can only hope. Let's hope we see some Bahraini blokes in the crowd tonight

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The way things are going its more likely an announcement that Snodgrass offer has been accepted and he wont be playing, than a takeover. Selling two club captains in 6 months would be a great sign off for Batesy!!

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He MUST know something to come out and say that surely?!

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But how can Parsley know anything about it? just who has he been talking to that the rest of the world hasn't been? It seems very strange that he'd know something and/or be claiming publicly that he does know something
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20 Jul 2012 12:25:32
Leeds are said to be eyeing up scottish duo johnny russel and david templeton. source scottish sun and bbc football scotland. both decent players.

Super_leeds_fan

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Haha yea ok, I wish, I'd love this guy at Leeds,he is well out of our budget unless we get taken over

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I'd be absolutely amazed if we could land either of them, 2 of some of the best prospects to be playing in Scotland, I'd be buzzing if we got them

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20 Jul 2012 12:15:39
Heard niel is intrested in beckford when T-O happens. know a lot of people sayin he only cut it in leauge 1(people in stray jackets!) 10 goals in 16 starts in the prem for everton more than players who went on to represent england that year. And 16goals at leister in a season of uncertanty and not a regular starter. At leeds where he would be happy and starting he get 25-30 goals a season. Look at the stats also becchio gets goals galore playing of pace, look what he did with beckford or gradel stretching the defence, last season with a slow man not so good. Jermaine Beckford come on home son. Tommo.lufc.84

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Tommo, i agree with you 100% pal. ive aid it before, and im saying it now that becks n becchio play off each other so well, we havent had a formiddle front 2 for leeds since the mid/late 90's.
-J-

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You need to start watching him play rather than looking at stats he would rather lose 3-1 and score rather than win 1-0 and not score dont think warnock would want such a lazy one trick pony in his team

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In Beckford i trust..! clearly loves the club so we should welcome him back

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I know how much he earns at Leicester and it is 3x more than anyone at Leeds. With a couple of years left on his contract why would he come back to Leeds for less money.
Wouldn't mind seeing him back (so long as he puts a shift in and doesn't moan like a spoilt kid) but it isn't going to happen
Rob MOT

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Come on home Beckford!
We badly need someone to excite the crowd and sell jerseys. None of the new signings will sell jerseys!

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Come on Rob MOT, how the hell would you know that?
JB

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If that one trick is scoring goals and the pony is a striker think most people would want him back
Not many strikers score 20 plus goals in a season and help out the defence
No it's not best example but ronldo never defends but scores loads
Andy Carroll works hard
I think you get my point
Russjon

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20 Jul 2012 12:06:42
if snodders wants to go then let him go on our terms not his or anybody elses, we dont need him. also it looks like Barry Kewell might be in an opposition team at Elland Road this season that could be an interesting afternoon you wont be welcomed back

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I don't see why Warnock wants him, Warnock has emphasised his desired for pace within the team and Snoddy is slow and skillful, would much rather see a quick and less skillful winger than him at ER! Don't get me wrong, I think he's a good player but doesn't suit the Championship well!

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Doesn't suit the championship well??
12 goals and like 14-16 assists last season....suits well enough I think!

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We do need pace, yes but with snoddy on the right, I'd like to see the pace on the left and at right back. You can't just take our best player out of the team. He reads the game unbelievably well for a young player, he's not too quick but he makes teams play at his pace. He's great on and off the ball. Scores and creates 25+ goals every season.Any championship team would do well to hold onto him.There's a reason why prem teams are after him. He's one of the best players in the championship and would by no means be one of the worst in the prem.
We could not replace snodgrass if we sold him, on normal circumstances, a snodgrass with 3 years remaining would cost 6-7 million. That's the full amount an owner can put in for transfers per season at our level.

I'm all for " if a player doesn't want to play for us then let him leave". But snoddy does want to play for us, he just wants the club to show some ambition, which means an increase in wages and some very good signings.I think the signings we've made are good and solid for our level. But I think snoddy wants better at his end of the pitch. We're still waiting on that.

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20 Jul 2012 11:37:19
Guys I have heard a stupid Rumour, that Snodgrass IS LEAVING for £1.8 mill with £500K IF Norwich STAY in the Premier League ! Gj
Not sure if we should sell or keep him, he got lost some days but who doesn't Gj

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Think we should hold out for 3 million if they come up with that then let him go as long as all the money is available for replacements.

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Nope your wrong pal, we are mulling over an offer of 2M an increase of 500K, no add on etc......

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Lets sell him and invest in Pat nevin or Peter Beagrie...! backwards investment not needed. Snoddy is awesome carried us for 20-25 games last season

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20 Jul 2012 11:07:24
Warnock looking for a sub keeper, RB, LM, CM and striker before season starts

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And if this is the case my personal preference would be as follows:

GK - McCarthy
RB - Naughton (Probably a bit expensive) / Peltier / McNaughton
LM - Whittingham / Kightly
CM - Whittingham / Burke
ST - Maynard / Beckford

These players are obviously my own opinion, besides currently with KB in charge we would defo not be able to afford them all, however get this takeover sorted and who knows :) MOT SussexLeeds

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^No chance of signing Naughton, Whittingham or Maynard but I did like the look of Burke last season when he played at ER for Birmingham, looked quicker than White at times!

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Fair play, maybe not Naughton or Whittingham as both will ply their trade at the top level, but Maynard for me is one to keep an eye on, West Ham are currently spending, they have 6 recognisable strikers including Maynard, think we should monitor his situation as I can't see him being a first choice option for Allardyce next season, heres hoping anyway :) MOT SussexLeeds

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We need another couple of centre backs yet.

PSJ

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Sub kepper should be tommy lee, from chesterfield

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PSJ - We currently have about 6 centre backs at the club, albeit I am hoping 2 of them will not be around come the start of the season, but there is nothing wrong with Tom Lees, Paddy Kisnorbo, Jason Pearce (Portsmouth fans rate him) and Adam Drury (Been around for a long time now, played championship and premier league level for a lot of his career), I am pretty happy with what we have defensively now, who would you like to see come in? MOT SussexLeeds

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To the poster on about tommy lee I'm a Leeds fan from chesterfield and tommy lee would be a brilliant back up keeper and push paddy all the way for the no1 shirt...........kevlufc

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McCarthy, Halford, Boyd, probably Austin, Beckford. Easy! Chapel A

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20 Jul 2012 10:42:21
Leeds will accept the Snodgrass bid so NW can buy another 3 players with the cash at a guess...

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Don't guess! We don't want to sell Snodder's! Class players need to be kept!

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I personally would make snodders play out his contract, put a new deal on the table around oct/nov and if he dnt sign, make him finish his contract or list him for the jan transfer window. -J-

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He wants more cash...simple...bye bye Snoddy.

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"I personally would make snodders play out his contract, put a new deal on the table around oct/nov and if he dnt sign, make him finish his contract or list him for the jan transfer window."

May have escaped your notice, but thats exactly what Warnock has agreed with him...??

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"He wants more cash...simple"

No he doesn't - he wants the management to show more ambition as he is constantly quoted as saying - in public"

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20 Jul 2012 10:14:24
Romelu Lukaku is open to a loan move, we would be stupid not too go for him, he would tear the Championship apart and be a great signing! Come on Warnock, sign him up!

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I also heard that Fulham were interested in a loan move, which would be better for him to get prem experience. No chance

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I agree, however i think he will probably go to Italy or Germany or somewhere like that.
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We're not going to get a player Chelsea paid 13m for possibly rising to 18m, you're right he would tear-up our division but he'd also do a job for a Premier League club

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And he's a loan player. I've said this before, but why would Warnock start looking for loan players when he doesn't like em, and would prefer to get an actual team in.

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20 Jul 2012 09:47:38
miguel torres (right back) playes for
gatafe belives his future is in
england is in leeds for talks asking price
is 2 mill

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Surely he would be able to do better than Leeds? Also until any takeover is announced then we won't be spending 2m on a right back

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I dont think he will be coming to leeds QPR and west ham are both chasing him

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We wont spend 2 million on our squad overhaul never mind one player.

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20 Jul 2012 09:17:30
just heard that johnny russel is in his way to leeds, so is david templeton

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Both pacy with good potential. Just what we need if we can get one or the other of them. I Like the look of templeton but originally thought he would be outside our price bracket.

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David templeton is a brill midfielder n Neva heard of the other lad but worth a shot I'll be better then billy barndoor paynter n Luke varny

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I'd like both players i've seen templeton play and he's pretty good lots of potential. ROBBO

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They would be perfect for us! Sit perfect as Warnock signings for me, quick, strong and skilful. If we get these plus an out and out striker, Kev Philips maybe, we are not far away. Come on and get this take over done, life is torture at the minute. Cambridge White

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Russell has been very good for the last couple pf seasons Templeton was in and out at hearts last year or so due to injuries and loss of form , like Snodgrass started his senior career very young only 15 at Stenhousemuir he does have something

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Templeton is like Snoddy but faster. However at 5"6 is he too small?

Mike Biggs

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Russell would be a great signing he has loads of potential and i seen templeton play on sky an he looks ok from what i seen.

Joe

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Strachan was only a wee lad but I'm sure if he's anywhere near as good he'd be a great signing!

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Mike, 5'6 is small for a midfielder, but it's not too small. Heard of a certain Mr Messi?! Pretty sure he is dominating the world and he is only 5'7. Came across Russell whilst playing fifa with leeds, had to sign him; looks pacey and good finish (Fifa).

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Anyone else remember mr aaron lennon? not exactly tall but one of the best wingers in the prem imo!
jem

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On Wiki it says he is 5ft 9n and on SoccerBase 5ft 8in

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Both very good players. what does it matter about there height? xavi. iniesta. messi. no one over 6 foot. sign them up

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Any body heard of billy bremner 5feet 4 in he was a giant

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Templeton in particular has the potential to really shine. Chapel A

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20 Jul 2012 09:01:01
Leeds United are keen on Dundee United forward Johnny Russell and Hearts winger David Templeton. (Scottish Sun). Never heard or know a lot about them. Any good?

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Yeah reckon would be good signings could both replace snoddy if we get the right price for him first

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Templeton is class has alot of pace is very skillful and can get you a few goals haven't seen alot of russel though from what I have seen he looks alright but I think we should go for rudi skacel aswell he's a free agent scored 18 goals in the spl last season and said he wants to go to a club with ambition and that it doesn't matter about the money

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Templeton is very good,not so sure about russell myself(markymafia)

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I hope it's true. They would be exciting signings

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Templeton could be a real hit at Leeds. Exciting prospect. Chapel A

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20 Jul 2012 07:29:57
Morning Ed -

YR reporting an increased bid for Snoddy from Norwich. {Ed013's Note - Morning, they won't give up will they!}

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YEP to also report that the Austin and Varney deal is close, that the takeover is imminent and that McCormack, Snoddy and Whites futures are to be resolved, different day same reports by the paper

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The thing is norwich city can have him for right price! That's if he wants to go to norwich it a step backwards imo. Foooook him if he wants to gi let him. we are Leeds dont want no one staying who doesnt want to play for the mighty whites

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I wish people would stop slagging Snoddy off!

He hasn't asked to leave or go anywhere in particular - yet!

If he does decide to move on - that's the time to knock him or wish him well, otherwise get behind him and show him we want him to stay - rather than give him a reason to leave?

leeds4alongtime

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SSN also says villa are preparing a bid. Could end up with a tug of war here

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Lets be honest. There is no loyalty in football anymore. The last twenty years of the premiership have killed that, amongst other things. The basic facts are that snodgrass can earn more money at the moment at Norwich. Fact, wether we llike it or not. ''we are a bigger club'' is a pointless arguement. Financially we are not. Lets hope that changes over the next couple of years! Modern day footballers are mercenaries, they will go where the money is. Thats not their fault, its the system that stinks. So dont blame snoddy when he leaves. If you were offered a massive pay rise would you turn it down? No. So, he will go when the price is right. Oh for the days of the maximum wage. You can blame Jimmy Hill really for the dawn of greedy footballers.

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It's not a question of us giving up, Snoddy is in constant touch with Jhonson and Howson and have convinced him to join them, he is making it known he wants to leave

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A step backwards? Get real! The only mighty whites I know of are loaves of bread. You're just like Villa, living off past glories, the future's bright, the future's yellow (and green). You wanted your team in the PL, this is the only way it's gonna happen!

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20 Jul 2012 07:13:55
Norwich have made another offer for robert snodgrass last night

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20 Jul 2012 07:08:42
Phil hay just tweeted that Norwich made an offer for snoddy yesterday and its still under consideration!
LouisLeeds

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20 Jul 2012 00:23:17
neil warnock got offered forest job on july 13th but said no because leeds new owners wanted him as there manager, surely anytime soon we wont have bates in charge? heard a rumour from a mate of mine who lives in london that josh mchraechan intrested in a move to leeds to gain experience for chelsea?

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How would moving to Leeds help Chelsea then? Unless you are referring to a loan which Warnock has already ruled out?

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^McEachran is a cracking little player and would be good in an attacking role for Leeds which we missed for the majority of last season which left us looking void of ideas of how to break the opposition down for many games, I think Warnock knows how McEachran likes to drop between the lines and he's a good player and Warnock would be stupid not take him of a season-long loan

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