Leeds Rumours Archive January 21 2012

 

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21 Jan 2012 23:28:14
The stories on here about Snodgrass are pure drivel. I know for a fact 100% accurate that Snodgrass is already the best paid player by a long way. This is from someone really in the know.e

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Why lie? becchio was made highest paid last season on 17k a week. snoddy is on about 8k a week as it is.

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Lets be honest he should be on more than the total of the other 10 in starting line up.When fit he runs his balls off for club.He should get a pay rise and i hope he stays

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Highest paid player at leeds is on 11k a week.

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21 Jan 2012 23:25:56
Howson had to go. If we dont go
up he would have gone at the end
of the season for nothing. His
choice. Leeds or the premiership. No
contest. Bates/Grayson was right,
not the clowns in the kop who
damage the team with the negative
chanting. {Ed020's Note - could'nt agree more.

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Ed: you are the wors't editor that i have seen you know nothing about roumers.Totally blind to leeds united stories (WHO EVER MADE YOU A ED!!) {Ed020's Note - come back to me when you have a rumour to discuss. and thats a fairly bold statment to make since i've only been editing for an about an hour lol.}

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I went to the Ipswich game and was very disappointed with a lot of the fans attitudes.

Its a poor fan who puts their petty hatred of someone they dont even know above the support of their team.

What kind of message are they trying to send to the players? {Ed013's Note - That's what I try and educate mate, but you know what they say about pork!}

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Theres a pretty well known structure for keeping a club financially viable. You have a pay structure. It doesnt work if you throw more money at players everytime they think theyre worth it. Howson like a lot of injured players take the money gratefully from the club and then repay you by leaving.

My first Leeds game was a 1-1 draw at St James's Park in 1969 and I saw Bremner holding the Fairs Cup after the game with Juventus. My brother was on the pitch in the infamous game against WBA. I love that club. I know its not fashionable but I think Bates is doing a good job. For 10k - 15k a week they should be able to give everything for that shirt. If they cant or wont then ship them out and move on.

MOT

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Original post is spot on, some people live in lala land, been lots of other buyers with all there cash! not! only way bates will go is if we get promoted, teams like reading are being sold to a billionaire, wonder why he's not buying leeds..would you want the hassle, i know i wouldnt having all that grief. not sure why people think there is loads and loads of money in football, big clubs lose money in there millions and in man city,s case i think its 1.2 billion now. we will be back in the big time but we have to do it in the right manner, no doubt i will be slagged off but i have been a fan for 35 years, played in the reserves myself and love leeds more than life itself but i wouldnt want to play if all that was happening was booing the managaer or chairman every week, even blackburn only do it after the game no during!! {Ed013's Note - I am a firm believer of supporting the team on the pitch through thick and thin. I have arguments with people in the Kop every week and the majority of them don't know why they do it! Write letters, protest out of the ground , at half time, any other time except when the players are on the pitch. Remember - MOT}

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Been a fan since Moses were a lad followed them since before Revie got us in to first division, was transfixed when Eddie "danced" seen them through all our "up's & down's"

Due to working abroard didn't get to as many games as I would have liked but been a season ticket holder in the Kop since we went to the third tier as I could now get to games & wanted to support MY team fully.

Hate the inane negative chanting so come on fellow supporters of THE team join me as I start .........

"Support the team or F**k off home,
Support the team or F**k off home"

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21 Jan 2012 21:35:59
Robert Snodgrass has terminated negotiations with Leeds United over extending a contract due to expire in 18 months time. The club's key creative force as they pursue promotion to the Premier League, Snodgrass has been disappointed by terms that failed to offer him parity with Leeds' best-paid players.

The 24-year-old also feels he has been let down on promises that the club would strengthen its playing squad to aid the attempt to reach the Premier League. Last week, Leeds agreed the sale of club captain Jonny Howson to Norwich City for £750,000 plus variables. Snodgrass, meanwhile, was overlooked for the captaincy in favour of goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, a summer signing.

While Everton have cooled their interest after signing Darron Gibson, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich have asked to be kept informed about the playmaker's availability. Snodgrass had scored eight times in 21 Championship appearances ahead of yesterday's match with Ipswich, having accelerated his return from emergency appendix surgery.

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I posted this fact hours ago and certain people called me a liar Gj

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I know for a fact if he doesnt leave in January he will leave in the summer. Might as well sell him now now and get some money for him. Apparently doesnt think SG is capable of taking Leeds up and feels SG has lost the dressing room.

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I would take this with more than a small pinch of salt, as this article was published yesterday (21st) with today's date at the top (22nd) before we had even played Ipswich.... "Yesterday's game"? Who wrote this thing, Dr Who?

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21 Jan 2012 21:16:49
Leeds asked west ham about the loan availability of David Bentley. Fact

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Fact really? Why would we need yet another winger? Fact

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The same David Bentley that was on loan at West Ham and in October 2011, he got ruled out for 6 months so he returned to Tottenham?

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Cos he would replace snoddy who will be gone by end of jan along with aidy white, sad but true

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Fact...if leeds want to ask availability on him they would speak to arsenal not west ham you muppet {Ed013's Note - The same David Bentley that is at Spurs not Arsenal!}

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Yes thats the one!!but we certainly wouldn't be asking west ham,sorry, beer/wine kicking in!

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A few people have just fools of themselves there haha.

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When bently is already on loan o west ham this i very unlikely

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21 Jan 2012 19:43:28
Leeds are over budget by nearly 2m for the year,simons budget was 9.5 m and so far we have spent over 11m,I say bulls**t show us the proof.today that team on the pitch cost less than 3m and the likes of snodds,becchio,clayton,lees and more were already there.

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It is the wages budget not what has been spent on transfers! Think about it 10k per week for 1 player = half a million a year!

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Surely when he says transfer budget he can't take the already existing wage budget into account. {Ed020's Note -

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Not surprising with the c55p we have, Paying out 100,000 a week on players that are not good enough. SG out. He signed them.

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I don't doubt for a second that we are 'over budget' as the sinister Santa says. That said, however, I would bet my life that he has also 'forgotten' to include income from one or two sources to get to the 2m figure. It's a pathetic excuse to try and mollify the fans. I wouldn't trust Bates to take care of a gerbil.

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Its both transfer fee and wages this includes giving players new contracts . im guessing from January to January

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21 Jan 2012 19:42:27
Ben Parker and Peter Lorimer were in The Pavillion prior to the Leeds game today and a lot of rumours/gossip surfaced. Apparently JH is been forced out. I don't know if Parker is telling the truth or not but to me he seems to be sticking up for a mate?


taken from twitter

Parker just said Howson wants to stay at #lufc not got to #Ncfc he said the club said they wanted the money not Howson

ben parker has come out and said howson wants to stay but the club want the money morelies from bates! #lufc #7yearsoflies #batesout

At least Ben Parker is speaking the truth in here which we haven't heard for 7 years? #batesout

#lufc-lorimer losing it in the members lounge!

Lorimer struggling. Ruined his legacy #batesout


Ben Parker is on stage at the Pavilion and told the the crowd, Howson doesnt want to go and Bates wants the money more then the player

he is never playing for us again!!

Lorimer tried to defend Bates and everyone turned on him

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'Everyone turned on him'?
Several people shouted out, but out of approximately 1,500 - 2,000 fans I don't call that everyone!

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Didn't think leeds players had twitter anymore {Ed020's Note - me either, possible fake account me thinks.}

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Lorimers not defending Bates hes defending the club. Even if Bates is wrong, if everyone at the club starts fighting each other, how are we ever going to achieve anything?

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Lorimer gets well paid by Bates to be his mouthpiece so he his bound to defend BATES or lose a very lucrative salary

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Its simple- if he doesnt want to leave, sign the new contract Johnny! problem solved!

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This is completely true what parker said, I'm friends with jonnys wifes sister and she says that jonny doesn't want to leave but bates has offered no improved contract and has already decided he wants the transfer money he has forced jonnys hand in this. But the deals already virtually done jonny was down watching the norwich game and knows he has to go to them he has no other choice

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Of coarse he has been forced out. he would not sign a new contract

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21 Jan 2012 17:00:12
Just been confirmed that snoddy has terminated contract talks with leeds due to lack of quality aquisitions and the selling of the likes of howson. Looks like we'll cash in this summer. Source-duncan castles twitter/the national

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No smoke without fire i am in no doubt his agent as been putting feelers out to interested clubs to see where the best offer is for his client and he as told snoddy to not
sign anything with us

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21 Jan 2012 16:05:13
NEWSFLASH;
Robert Snodgrass has terminated negotiations with Leeds United over extending a contract due to expire in 18 months time. The club's key creative force as they pursue promotion to the Premier League, Snodgrass has been disappointed by terms that failed to offer him parity with Leeds' best-paid players.

The 24-year-old also feels he has been let down on promises that the club would strengthen its playing squad to aid the attempt to reach the Premier League. Last week, Leeds agreed the sale of club captain Jonny Howson to Norwich City for £750,000 plus variables. Snodgrass, meanwhile, was overlooked for the captaincy in favour of goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, a summer signing. Gj

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Can you smell something?

Smells like bulls**t?

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And who has given you this story Gj? all lies if you ask me.

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Have seen this on facebook but it is by a rather dubious news site

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You try and stir things every week - give it a rest...BORING (yawn)

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Parity??

He is already one of the highest payed players.

Source the facts before posting nonsense

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Total bs theirs more chance of the queen playing striker for Leeds against Birmingham

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Guys its true look on the national website or go on twitter.

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21 Jan 2012 17:37:48
www.thenational.ae/sport/football/robert-snodgrass-ends-contract-negotiations-with-leeds?

well done bates (here is the article too be fair Gj always seems to be true with his posts blufc

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Obviously not a Leeds fan just stiring up stuff. SG stated why Howson leaving was only option and also said no other key players will go.

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CJ I hope you're wrong. I think Snoddy is our best player don't you? I hope he comes over as playing well on the tv on sat night because you obviously don't go to games to be posting on here at 4pm on a Sat. I thought you were the man in the know but obviously just a crank!

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ED Plz post the link as I am sick of idiots on here calling me an person ty Gj {Ed013's Note - I will post it , but I'm a bit behind as I've just got back from the match. What's wrong?}

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It's true, if you believe what you read. I don't know anything about 'The National', but this story has a sinister ring of truth. I have every sympathy with Snodgrass. He busts a gut for Leeds (literally - almost!) and has been our most creative and dangerous element for some time. The club should be bending over backwards to include him among our most highly-paid players. You have to make really talented people feel that they're recognised. I will be devastated if we allow him to leave.

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Seems that some people obviously know a lot more than the management heer?

Where is your source?

Put up or retract?

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Gj keeps posting stuff on this site, eventually he might get something right?

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Face it gents we are no longer big time and Snodgrass will move on for better package elsewhere. Wake up and smell the coffee, no professional is loyal anymore in football, they are in it for the money and lets face wouldn't you move if another employer offered you a 200% pay rise, because thats why we work. Footballers are no different !

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Seems strange it's only been reported in a middle eastern newspaper. Also, seems strange that he is suddenly bothered about the captaincy now, despite missing out to howson, o'brien and kisnorbo over the last year.
Don't think it's true, but even if it is tough, contract lasts another 18 months anyway.

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This is a true fact

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So "The National" are based in Abu Dhabi. Ask yourself this question, why would they be first to print this story?

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21 Jan 2012 21:08:43
ED plz post this link for the idiots slagging my facts off ty Gj
www.thenational.ae/sport/football/robert-snodgrass-ends-contract-negotiations-with-leeds?

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There is no way snoddy will sign a new deal unless we are in the prem surely people realise that?? Pointless article

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21 Jan 2012 14:49:57
Teams
Leeds
Lonergan, Thompson, Lees, O`Dea, Pugh, Snodgrass, Clayton, Delph, Townsend, McCormack, Forssell

Subs
Taylor, Bruce, Brown, White Taylor

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What is this "rumour" about, hardly a rumour to post a list of Leeds players is it now, Ed, is there any chance of an "I think" category, so some of us do not have to put up with such as above?
p.s. original poster, which of the subs pretended to be Becchio?

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An't one of them taylorrrrs at bradford ?
;) mot {Ed013's Note - Charlie Taylor is at Bradford}

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Isn't this yesterday team sheet apart from taylor/becchio

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We need someone more expierenced than thompson hes good but we need someone stronger

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21 Jan 2012 14:42:23
Aidan White left on bench, Pugh at left back. White is clearly the better full back but Grayson always says he only signs players who can go straight into the first tim and of course he signed Pugh permanent last week. White got 6 months left on contract and prem teams are apparently sniffing round. Join the dots.

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Yep, cant even keep our own home grown/ younger players more than a year after they become first teamers. Same goes for Clayton probably. Says it all. Jokers.

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Maybe it is because White likes to get forward too much where as Pugh will defend. Without Pugh in front of White Leeds are weak on that side of defence.

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White is a liability at the back the other clubs are sniffing around are welcome to him

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21 Jan 2012 12:00:24
billy panter gonna not on the squod
list ot the profiles
on the web page of leeds united

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Paynter hasn't been on the squad page for ages.

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He's not lying. Looks like Barndoor Billy has gone!

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That's like a word "Unscrambler"........ Or should I say - word like a that's Unscrambler

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21 Jan 2012 11:58:46
leeds looking at signing unknown goalkeeper martin duckworth from non league

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Think u mean jack... anything has got to be better than lonergan!

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It's Terry's brother jack and Vera's other son.

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Its a bold statement saying anything has to be better than Lonergan - does that include Rachubka ?

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Maybe I'm not quite as intelligent as the 1st replier, but I thought that Lonergan's been pretty good and probably our most consistent player this season.

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20 Jan 2012 23:55:26
Radoslaw Majewski of Nottingham Forest in talks with Leeds after £300,000 bid was accepted.

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Good player, but surely the back four is a priority

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A long term replacement for howson? plus forest need the money so makes sense

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Why do we insist on buying winger after winger when we seem to sell central midfielders so they never get replaced just look at who grayson has bought in last couple of years;
robbie rodgers winger
danny pugh winger/fullback
max gradel winger
sanchez watt (loan) winger
ross mccormack (played for 3 years at cardiff on the left hand side of a 3 pronged attack therefore winger
lloyd sam winger
andros townsend (loan) winger

all the while looking paper thin at the back and in central midfield, barring clayton who looks like he will be going anyway and jonny so thats 2 more wingers he needs to buy? madness but still MOT

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They bought him for 1mill a season ago, not gonna sell him for 300k

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Last I looked, Rad was a midfielder, if Lees must have a Forest player then surely Chambers or Morgan would be better

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2 of them are not wingers and magewski is a cm pointless rant ps gradel was our best player last year get a grip mate MOT

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Magewski is an attacking midfielder according to my mate who is a forest fan. He hasnt been playing in the forest team of late. He says he is a confidence player but on his day is very good Forest need the money so could be some truth in this one. Apparently he scored a screamer against Derby

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They are hardly gonna spend 300 grand on any body when Grayson was moaning that signing Delph on a months loan was an expensive deal.!!

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