Leeds Rumours Archive May 22 2012

 

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22 May 2012 23:51:56
How come no-one has mentioned the obvious ? Robert snodgrass is off to Celtic with Aidy White....

1. He's given an interview questioning Leeds' ambitions..
Why ? Cos he's off and cares about Leeds and wants people to understand why he's off
2. In Scotsman interview he talks about back home and nieces and nephews
3. Celtic would almost guarantee him a starting position for Scotland
Thus the interview references to Scotland national team

Only hope is a team of players Snodders knows are good and respects or quickly learn to respect. Will we sell him or keep him for a year ? I wonder....

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Warnock has said if he doesnt sign his new deal he will be off at christmas and snoddy seems content with that. hes guarantted premier league football whether we get promoted or not.

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Tbh has anyone thought when he says he wants "premiership football" he actually means "premiership wages" - let him go now if that's the case

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Snoddy also spoke about the benefits of Scottish players playing in England because of the better calibre of players, admittedly he said in the premier league but by Christmas we'll be on track for the prem so he'll sign anyway! Let's start thinking positive rather than all this negative talk ALL THE TIME!

MOT - Lincoln White

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He also mentioned the fact that some west ham players was on 50k a week last season no one mentiones that bit about his interview

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I think snods has burn his bridges with the ellant road management team he has more or less stated thge club lacks his ambition any potential signing will read that article by out club captain and start to have second thaughts i say strip him of the captaincy and pull his contract offer

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I think he would have trouble getting a starting place in Celtic's team

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As much as he is a Celtic fan, Snoddy is not returning to Glasgow. He will remain with Leeds unless a Premiership club come in for him. He wants to play in the Premiership and that's really about it.

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Not sure about this one cos he was saying just t'other day how great it is that scottish players are coming down to England, getting better and thus making Scotland a stronger footballing nation. I actually LOL-LED a lot at the last bit!!!

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If snoddy doesn't sign he will be off in the summer as im pretty sure there will be teams in with some good bid , this crap about keeping him until christmas in only going to happen if bids are less than 4 mil

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SNODDY not gonna step backwards by going to Celtic. He knows the level of play in Prem and supports more players coming down south to improve playing skills for Scotland. He will remain with us at least until Xmas because he seeks Prem football

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Snoddy also said he expects more Scottish players to head south (to England) as the higher standard of football would be a boost to the national team.

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22 May 2012 23:33:32
I have it on good authority that Owen Hargreaves will be wearing white next season.

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That would be brilliant and make him captain...get rid of snoddy

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What authority is that then? i hope this is true but cant see it happening. pay as you play would be great

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Are you serious, he managed about 15 minutes for city throughout the whole of last season!

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White overalls painting his shed while he get's over yet another injury.

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I thought most people had to wear green garments in surgery, white could be a bit messy. MOT

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Hi, thank goodness for that, at least he will not be at Leeds. The last couple of times I saw the "mighty whites", they were playing in black or blue.
The Leeds colour is white,so why is it so hard for them to play in a white skip?

tRip

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Snap him up. 15mins of Owen Hargreaves is better than 2 years of Paul bloody Connolly! {Ed037's Note - They don't even play in the same position, that's not really a good comparison mate}

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Ed - I was just implying that Hargreaves would be a good signing compared to the shower we've been stuck with for 2 yrs... Like connelly! Position comparison, if he stays injury free gotta be better than Brown?

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Actually Owen Hargreaves can play at Right back. I remember him playing a couple of England Games at RB.

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22 May 2012 23:32:27
Snoody non to happy with the way KB running leeds.white off to celtic.YEP/SKY

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Who is happy with the way papa smurfs running leeds utd....MOT

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22 May 2012 21:42:41
Jason Kennedy coming from port vale on a free

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22 May 2012 21:19:02
joel ward will be a leeds player tomorrow having passed a medical earlier today! source: harvey sharman

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That's pretty weird considering he's been fishing all of today

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Well the initial post was the usual nonsense, I wonder what other made up stories we will now read from the same post person.

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22 May 2012 21:15:09
Kenny
Ward
Halford
in by june.

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22 May 2012 20:03:43
Paddy Kenny has signed for Leeds and will be announced at the end of the month! Source: Paddy Kennys nephew!

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He's still under contract at QPR. Why if he has signed would they wait a week to announce it.

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There is no proof of this what so ever, until this deal is complete its your word against everyone elses

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I also understand that he has a pre contract agreement to join Leeds in June, apologies but cannot divulge the source, so yes, I know this info means nothing, but lets just wait and see along with all the transfer traffic which cannot happen until then! JH

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22 May 2012 19:26:53
BREAKING NEWS Joel ward has completed his medical at thorp arch this afternoon, looks almost certain to complete the deal, big possibility has already signed now medical is finished, source Harvey sharma

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Why make cr*p up? You're an idiot, and more than likely not a Leeds fan.

PSJ

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Harvey Sharman is Leeds physio not Harvey Sharma!

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Is harvy sharma the guy who runs the news agen across thorpe arch

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Please dont be lying or im going to tell my uncle hes the origional Godfather yunno lol.

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Lets just hope that the rumours saying we don't have the cash to buy ward are false and that this rumour is true

from one very optimistic (maybe slightly deluded) leeds fan

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According to Warnock on Radio Leeds he will be lucky to get 1 million off the tight git and also that it is looking unlikely we will sign anyone before he goes away. Bates and his muppets out of Leeds. If he ain't got any money to spend on our football club he needs to go and retire and leave us to someone who has money to spend on competing with other teams in this league. Otherwise we will become a mid-table laughing stock of a football club. Oh that's right we already are!

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22 May 2012 18:47:35
NW is wanting these players at leeds before july!!

whittingham!
green!
ward!
halford!
varney!
kenny!
derry!
beckford!
clyne!
davies!
puncheon!
gradel!

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Ok please reply- how do you know this?
I don't believe it myself that half these will be signed

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Wow! I can't believe it! It will all come true!

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All you have done is name all the current rumors in a list. Joker!

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I know thats a guess but i wouldnt be surprised to see quite a few of them at leeds come the start of the season.

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Ok so... puncheon i would say is not coming, neither is gradel, would be surprised with clyne, not that sure about beckford, seems too good to be true and his wages are high... have you just thrown some player names out there and hoped for the best...

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Non thats the players you want before July. We will be lucky if we get two of them. We are going no where except League one.

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I know half off these will be here come the start off the season!

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Haha we'll get none of them. Expect a relegation fight next season.

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And i wouldnt be suprised not to see them at leeds next season, gradel is a complete joke, hes on good money (bates will offer no more than 300 a week plus packet of dry roasted pea nuts) gradel is beyound leeds if and its a big if he came back to england it would be prem if not a top chapionship club which sadly leeds are not, we could do better than beckford if and its a big if he comes back he will not do well as i dont think he can cut it, if he could he would be 1st choice where he is at the moment, edd please either stop people posting about old players like beckford, gradel alan never gonna happen smith and carlton palmer and if unable to do that can i please have address so i can kick them in the nuts (along with bates who i would love to kick in the nuts, that would make me a bigger hero at elland rd than don revie

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Own up - whose two year old child has been playing with their computer?

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Hmm....12 players - and entire team and sub! All demanding somewhere between 5 and 15k, certainly a total pushing 100k a week minimum there....and we are looking to recoup probably less than half that should we offload all those listed and ross.
Jesus...warnock must have something real dirty on fat ken if he's got himself a 50k a week wage budget hike.
is't this just a list of every name we have been linked with in the papers?
Why do I even bother reading this stuff let alone responding to it?

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Well, I doubt it... I have a gut feeling all is not well at ER and we may be very disappointed come August. One thing is for sure Bates will not spend anywhere near what he'd need to to get even half these!

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No way will clyne come to leeds with premier league clubs looking at him! seeing as we have finished outside the playoffs for the last two seasons, we would do well to sign 3 or 4 of those players...

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I believe it is 100% true

"NW is wanting these players at leeds before july"

What NW wants isn't what KB is going to give.

Sounds like NW early christmas list!

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22 May 2012 17:29:46
It makes me laugh you lot thinking we have no money.ken bates has plenty,just not interested in investing it in the team,instead wants the club to run itself i.e by making profits due to player sales and the future casino. Warnock will soon leave if no money is given and he is expected to sign so called promotion chasing players with only £3000-£7000 wage budget per player,its a joke

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Shut up and have some faith. Bates wants to get us promoted, simple

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Ha if thats true about bates wanting promotion, wheres the ambition of putting money into the club instead of taking all the money. snoddy is going to leave cos we have no ambition. whos fault is that?

get the chelsea out of leeds!! bates out

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To be fair it dont matter if bates had 20 million new league rules we cant spend that much ide rather wait untill august b4 i vent my anger i mean the transfer window dont officially go start untill the 26th {Ed013's Note - The chairmen is able to put 6 million of his own cash into transfers and any made from sales. I personally think 6 million would get you promoted}

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Cracks are appearing before our eyes, I do rate Warnock to do the job at Leeds, However, If there are no funds for the right players he will be off before the first whistle is blown !

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We dont want a massive wage bill surely.
di you want kb to bankrupt himself or the club.
realisticly hes an old man with not fabulous health.
we dont want to be in the crap again.
why dont fans of the club get that.
the ups and downs will be there for the rest of your life.is it not important that the club is aswell.
TS

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He's right. Bates might want us to go up so he can sell for a higher price, but he wont fund player investment to do it. He hasn't got the money or desire to take those risks on the scale a championship club needs. Hence, the reason why our key players keep leaving. It's amazing that we are scrapping round for the money for Joel Ward - less than 500K. What kind of signals about ambition does that send to players like Snodgrass? I just cant believe that Warnock would put up with that sort of situation. Still, look at it from a slightly different angle - if we have signed Ward and one or two other OK players by the time Snoddy comes back in June, they can spin some s**t about s**t that didnt happen and hopefully pull the wool over his eyes. The whole thing stinks of bad politics.

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Premiership prices for League 1 budgets! pathetic, where's the ambition batesy?

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Bates is a business man, I'll hand him that. He is just not interested in investing his 'hard earned' cash.

If we could find an investor to give us money to buy players and have bates keep us safe-- jobs a gooden!

My opinion-

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Are u for real poster?? Bates doesn't want to get us promoted so he can keep all the money?? Now that's a laugh, who in there right mind wouldn't want promotion to the prem, even if u was only bothered about lining your own pockets surely getting to the prem would do that instantly and make the club more desirable to Russian/sheiks to buy for stupid amounts rather than building a few poker tables and selling the some of the players!!

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Your analysis is spot on! Bates is running a business, team comes a distant second. Sooner he is replaced with investors dedicated to the team, sooner we end up in prem. Hopefully bates didn't kill the fan base!

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If Bates wants us in the Premiership then why oh why are we not showing the ambitions to get there! We are struggling in May to find 400k to sign a player for god sake! Meanwhile Norwich, Southampton and probably next year Sheffield Wednesday will wave down on us great fans again as our useless Chairman takes the utter mick

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The doom and gloom merchants are as deluded as are the total optimists. The reality is Bates is sunk if Warnock walks - as are we.
Lets wait and see if Warnock can pull it off and create a better team on a realistic budget. I for one believe he will and that there will be a balanced outcome with a team that is not Warnock's or our perfect choice but it will be a hell of a lot better than we have had for the last season. MOT

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Have I missed something here then, have we not just bought a player already how many other champ clubs have bought players so far?? It's may not August u can't build a team when most are laid on a subbed at least give him chance to show it first then complain about him! We've spend more so far in this end of season than we have for years do u not think that is a start

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To much negativity about the place again..How the hell are we going to attract decent players even if we can afford them.

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Think the clue is in the title of this page....Leeds RUMOURS. None of us know what is actually going on behind the scenes. Snodgrass's statement stinks of a player already planning to leave regardless of what happens, Aidy White can go for me, he's very overated and McCormack did well last season but before that just about every fan of the club would've let him leave for nothing. Bates does run the club as a business and whilst I share the frustrations of everyone else that he doesn't plough money into the club to get us back into the Premiership, surely we can all remember what happened when idiots ran our club like that and the consequences we suffered as a result. Patience is the key, as a previous poster stated its MAY not AUGUST, no one is signing anyone at the moment.

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We have made over 10 million in profit since late 2007, that is profit, this is over and above our squad budget.

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3,000 - 7,000 a joke?? hells bells, it takes one of them in the middle a month to earn what I earn in a whole year .. now THAT is a joke ! !

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If Grayson built up a wage bill of 11.4M for those 30 players, we could have 18 players on an average of 12K a week for that money. Add to that a couple of newbies on low wages, and you've got a team.

It seems to me that we SHOULD be able to manage on that. Poor management in the past is where we're paying the price. Think of the wages we're saving by getting rid of the deadwood.

We may not have the biggest transfer budget, but sale of players will hopefully aid that. There are some good names out of contract at the moment too, so its not all doom and gloom.

Yes, Warnock may demand support, but he wouldn't have taken the job if he didn't know what it involved, and he wouldn't have taken the job if he didn't think it would challenge him.

Bates doesn't want to get the club back in debt. Its bad for business. What he's doing is showing how a football club SHOULD be run. And if we can still compete when we're not throwing new money for old, perhaps other clubs will staert to follow suit, and eventually the crazy wages, administration and poor management in football will start to fade out...

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If Bates wants to make money, the best way to do it is to get into the Premiership with minimal costs and then sell the club. That doesn't mean he doesn't want to get us into the Premiership. He wants his time here to be as short as possible, just like we do, and as long as we are in the second division, he is stuck with us. I doubt he is only interested in keeping Leeds where they are.

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22 May 2012 14:25:09
Leeds to take Lomana Lua Lua on trial after being released by Blackpool!

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The Blackpool Gazette reporting hes still talking to the club about a deal - this is not true!

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22 May 2012 13:35:00
Joel Ward is on his way up to Leeds to sign a contract he will be a Leeds United player by the end of the day.

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This is not true, the managing director for my company has ties with Portsmouth FC and in the last hour has been told from a reliable source that Ward is waiting till Wednesday afternoon for offers from all clubs to be on the table before he makes his decision. He hasn't ruled out a move to Leeds but apparantly there is another club who have offered him more in wages who in his eyes is a "smaller club than Leeds" this could be a deal we miss out on.

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By the end of the day ?/ which day ??
wheres the proof Gj

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Driving past Leeds to get to Blackpool more like...

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This is a done deal will most likely be announced tomorrow.

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Does 8.55pm constitute "end of the day" cos if so still no news !! - I think you may be wrong

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Does the next day mean the end of the day or is it the end of the week?

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22 May 2012 12:50:00
Time to move on from snoddy, clearly no longer commited, all his coments suggest hes looking for a way out, we've lost bigger and better players than him in the past and if he not gonna give us a 100% then lets get a couple mill for him and rebuild. M.O.T

JONNYLEEDS

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Would rather keep mccormack ,snodgrass,clayton and white but if not comitted sell em and rebuild

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Agree in principle, but we don't rebuild when we sell a player.

Beckford
Gradel
Howson
Johnson

We didn't replace any of these adequately. This is because a player of Snodgrass's quality is going to cost more than we're willing to pay in wages. Think about it - one of the reasons he will leave is the offer of more money elsewhere. This surely tells you that players of his quality have a market value which is more than we are willing to pay.

So yeah, all keen to rebuild, but since we won't reach the wage demands of McCormack, White, Snodgrass and Clayton, then its not likely that we're going to bring in players of the same quality.

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Were all waiting for investment, fans to see if it's worth the season ticket next season and snoddy because he wants to be part of a big team and he thinks warnock will bring this to Leeds or he would of handed in a transfer request at the leicster match

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I disagree. I think the pressure he is putting on bates is justified and I don't blame him for wanting success in his career. It's short and medals and a secure future when a footballer retires is important.
Bates tries to undercut deals and wages as he thinks it's all too high- he's right it is too high, but if we want to compete on the field,we have to compete financially.
As fans we would play for nothing-that's rubbish, if you were the only one playing for nothing next to a guy earning 15k a week living in a mansion and driving a supercar anyone would soon feel envious and unvalued.
Snoddy at last is standing up for us fans- not about money but about our club and it's future,I applaud him

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I hope Snoddy leaves for his own good. How do you expect a player to stay committed when the club refuses to show any kind of ambition to get where the player wants to go? Snoddy's already shown far more loyalty than he's had to. We'll sell him then watch as the money isn't put into the squad.

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Stay or go, either way I don't care - clearly no longer committed to the cause and will walk if offered Premiership opportunity with Naaaarwich.

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Think what Snoddy says is fair enough, I just wish he'd stop saying it openly in the press. He's doing our prospects of getting good players in alot of harm, and no doubt has influenced Aidy and Ross wanting away.

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Ha yeah but it's always the case.

"Ah never mind that player x doesn't want to stay, let's sell him and reinvest, rebuild better for next season".

Next season arrives and it's player y that wants to leave so we say the same thing.

Rebuilding doesn't happen.

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22 May 2012 12:00:33
Steve Davis from Derby ,does anyone think this could be a good signing.

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Could be decent but on leeds news now were gonna pay a million pound for him?? dont think we can afford that.

simon.mot

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1 million, Not sure Bates will spend that on one player :D

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Warnock has said on radio leeds today that he was offered him and said No Thankyou.

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Hi, would that be the one season wonder STEPHEN DAVIES? No thank you, had enough of them.
Davide and Luciano more than enough for next year.

tRip

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Davide and Luciano more than enough for next year.... are you having a laugh!?

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22 May 2012 10:20:51
Any of the players released by qpr or cardiff you would take on a free?

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22 May 2012 11:43:35
I dont know how anyone can be so sure of where Joel Ward is going yet. Reportedly 6 teams want him (Leeds, Palace, Ipswich, Blackpool, Sheff Wed and Burnley) and all have some kind off pull on him with the possible exception of Wednesday. Leeds are the biggest club and have his best mate Jason PEarce, Palace leaves him close to family in the south, Ipswich have the most money, Blackpool have the most evidence to show that they can be promoted next season and Burnley are managed by Eddie Howe who had him for a successful loan spell

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22 May 2012 11:37:01
Good to see the PR department working full throttle this morning. Does anyone know if Alistair Campbell has been employed by us. On the OS we should rejoice that Lees is likely to be committing his future to the club. Not worthy of a headline article but buried within the same story we admit we are likely to lose Aidy and Ross looks a good bet to follow. Nothing has changed at ER and won't whilst that money grabbing b@£^$$d is at the club. It's not as if we only lose out to Premership clubs but we seemingly can't compete with half the clubs in our division. I have full faith in Colin (as I did with Larry) but worry how long he will put up with this. Starting to fear all my optimism about the forthcoming season was misplaced. Who agrees with me ?

Robin
(sorry Ed - Feel free to remove my expletive, I'm really cheesed off!)

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Not me ... yet another boring and negative comment in a long line of the same. It should be remembered that most players are still under contract until the end of June and if, as you say, you have faith in Neil Warnock, give him the time to do his job and stop spreading doom and gloom.

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I totally agree with your post. Same old same old. I was looking forward to the influx of new hungry players for next season. Snoddy's got his words exactly right - "put up as youve promised or I leave cos Ive heard this b******t before".
Lets wait and see whether we get 3 or 4 players in before the end of may

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I agree with you completely mate. Lees signing a new deal will only become good news if he improves - a lot! At the moment I'm afraid he's nowhere near good enough for a team genuinely chasing promotion.

To be quite frank, regarding the contract rebels, I'm really not too worried if they all leave.

Clayton - highly rated by the vast majority of Leeds fans, but I've no idea why. I ask again, when was his last good game? A few performances in August/September isn't enough to warrant sticking your collar up as though you're someone special. Not good enough.
Snodgrass - again held in very high regard by most Leeds fans. The fact remains though that we've never had a good FULL season from him. At the beginning and end of the season just finished he was very poor and didn't even look interested. I keep reading these quotes from him about him staying if we sign some Premiership quality players. Well sorry Robert, but you're not exactly Gordon Strachan yourself!
McCormack - my player of the season. A very clever footballer who could definitely cut it at the highest level, in my opinion. However, he's not the kind of player to perform the target man role, neither is he blessed with pace. Therefore, as the boss touched on himself at the back end of the season, he would probably struggle to fit into a Neil Warnock team. Sorry to see him go but if Warnock signs the right players for his system it's not a disaster.
White - when I first saw him in League One I was very excited. But for me he hasn't reached anything like his true potential. Obviously it's not clear who's to blame for that, whether it's White himself or the coaches at the club, but I don't think he's developed much, if at all in the last few years.

In conclusion, it really doesn't need to be the end of the world if all four move on. However, what IS beginning to concern me are the general bad vibes from and lack of movement into the club. Last week Warnock was saying we should have two by the weekend - now he'll be pleased if we have a couple in by the END OF THE MONTH!

We've heard it all before haven't we? Just as a side issue, what do Grayson's detractors make of it? After all, he seemed to cop the blame every transfer window. Warnock's beginning to sound like he's reading the same script, which is worrying.

The one thing I'm clinging to is that, after all, Warnock is still here. I'm sure he would walk if he thought he wasn't going to recieve the backing required to build the squad he wants. I'm not going to reach for the anti-depressants just yet - but if he walks, I really will start to fear for the whole future of the club.

PSJ.

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This is what I was trying to get at a couple of weeks ago but got shot down. We could be losing our best players...yet again. But the players we are being linked with doesn't inspire me with any confidence on what is going to happen next seson.

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Our "best" players in the main aren't good enough anyway. The real problem to me is our recruitment policy, or lack of to be more precise.

PSJ

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Totally agree- every season Ive tried to be optimistic, but last season left me feeling like a complete mug. The signs are its happening again- Massive investment in a stadium we dont own to raise Bates property portfolio value, dragging our heals on a quality defender we urgently need, players wanting out all over the place... Bates relies on blind optimism from supporters, cos he knows we're all mugs who'll pay through the nose- Leeds fans posibly more than most becasue they are so loyal. Its time to sadly stop deluding yourselves. 600 a season to build Bates a casino? WAKE UP EVERYONE- If any other company treated its customers the way Bates does then it would be bankrupt by now. Bates knows that year on year we'll keep comming back and pay whatever he says to watch our team, so he throws us a little bone at season ticket renewal time, offers a glimmer of hope, then spends the summer laughing with our cash, spending it doing up his ground that he can sell back to us at an inflated price when the time comes. Simple laws of supply and demand say that if the price is too high and the service too poor then the profits go down. If we dont give Bates our money like a blind mug, he wont be able to treat us like one.

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22 May 2012 10:41:24
I think its'safe to say we can say goodbye to Snoddy, who has in a roundabout way called Ken Bates a liar in the press today. Says he received the same assurances that he is getting this summer in the last close season...but lo and behold, we then preceded to sell our player of the year and our captain without anything like an adequate replacements coming in.

I would suspect that despite this coming from the club captain, some of our fans will continue to support Ken Bates's highly destructive regime. these fans need to wake up.

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Get your point, but whats the solution.
Why should Mr Bates stop me from watching my team??
Why should I not pay for my season ticket?
Whats the solution to the problem??
Anything short of someone who has a mountain of money, to buy Leeds U, buy what though, there's nothing owned by anyone, but rent, building cost bills go somewhere?? Who's going to buy Leeds United, when they do not know what they are buying??
Protests have NOt worked.
Bates will NOT leave Leeds United while he's getting money in and he's building his little empire. Nobody knows where all this money goes, no paper trails, if any paper trails are followed, they disappear in some offshore bank account.
Please let me know what the answer is, so I can continue to watch(whichever league they are in)Leeds united, BUt not give anymore money to Mr Bates.
Ed, sorry for the rant, but NOT very busy at work!!

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Not sure anybody supports Bates BUT some of us support the club, which will be here after Bates has gone, more than others.

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How about investing in the team rather than spending millions on a stadium we do not own.

Look at it this way - LUFC became a new business after going into admin'n, when starting a new business you do not go out and buy/rent the biggest building( in the case investment in the ground) that available, you invest in the right personel ( in this case new players) that help your business grow and only when you are bursting at the seams do you invest in new premisies.

Bates is not a business man - he is a administrator by trade.

the sooner Bates leaves the better.

Sir Phillip

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22 May 2012 10:27:04
Ward is desperate to join Leeds, the only stumbling block is that he is owed a bonus by Portsmouth (like Pearce was but we paid his !) Warnock went mad a Harvey yesterday as he was under imprsession it had been sorted ! will be today

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I hope so atleast then the defence will be starting to take shape .

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22 May 2012 10:18:49
STEVEN DAVIES: Derby left winger / striker. Age 24. 6ft 1in. Joint top scorer at Derby last season. A scouser who is in last year of contract and seeking move. Leeds have interest but fee will have to be negotiated. Source Derby website & YEP comment

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Apparantely the fee is around 1 million according to the daily star. If we get ward halford and davies i will be very happy, we would be well on our way to strengthening our squad!

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Serious injury last season and medically a high risk.

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22 May 2012 09:31:21
Ipswich are expected to make Joel Ward their first defensive signing of the summer today with the Portsmouth star agreeing terms and signing a 3 year deal worth an estimated £450,000.

Source: Twitter - Ipswich Football Club sources

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If he has he has, personally very bored of the whole issue now. Best of luck to Ipswich. Next please......MOT

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For god sake, shut up with all these Joel Ward is signing now, tomorrow or next week. He is making a decision tomorrow where he is going. {Ed037's Note - Contradicting yourself a bit aren't you?}

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If he does then fair enough ,atleast this rumor will go away .got very bored of scrolling past the same stories about ward

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Twitter usually so reliable? i think not...i will wait and see!

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Joel Ward must have no ambition if he signs for Ipswich

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22 May 2012 07:49:36
Leeds expect to sign Paddy Kenny,Hughes is after either Rob Green or Shay Given
Source:Daily Telegraph

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22 May 2012 07:44:17
Leeds united set to make a 1 million for Derby striker Steve Davies.

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Think someone misread the price tag.Bates must have seen 1 and not 1m

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22 May 2012 01:04:14
Leeds to place a bid for derby striker steve Davies

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Can't say i rate this guy personally. Would like to see better than him being linked!

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Reported that we are interested but I havent seen anything about placing a bid ? Dont start getting hopes up talking about bids unless you can source it. Bit like saying your gonna win the lottery before u even buy a ticket

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