Leeds Rumours Archive July 23 2011

 

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23 Jul 2011 23:09:50
Allegedly, the clause in Lonergan's £10,000 a week contract states that the player will be allowed to leave for £100,000, and both Leeds and Everton are believed to be willing to pay that money to sign the player. However, Maurice Lindsay, the Preston chairman, says that he will not be allowed to leave for anything less than £200,000, which is against this release clause.

Preston North End manager Phil Brown confirmed on 23rd July 2011, that Andy Lonergan had signed for Leeds United, live on talksport's radio broadcast.

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He said hoped to do thats different to saying he signed I hope to win lottery doesn't mean I will

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23 Jul 2011 22:57:06
Tom Soares to join leeds.

taken from his twitter:

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@TomSoares_8 let me know as have a couple of good pals there Rosco n Lloydy. Oh an u will have to bin twitter cause manager hates it lol

who else knew that my favourite colour is white...

for all you pedantic chumps, i got to leeds earlier this evening. had a chat with some people, i'm now stayin with a pal in Leeds, not Stoke

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Read his tweets the boy sounds like an arrogeat person - not what we need at all - very disappointing if he comes - poor very poor record

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Yeah it looks like soares will be joining us. everything on twitter says so. be a good signing

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I'm not sure Soares would be a great signing, he hasn't played a league game for Stoke since 2008, and his last two loans with Charlton & Sheff Wed ended in relegation, so not convinced he would be the step forward we need

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Seems like a fake twitter account people so don't believe everything you read is the moral of this story.

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Really a fake account well he's just posted a pic of himself with paper that he wrote MOT on so how is that fake then?

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Be a bad signing that. Not a proven track record at all. More signs of bates penny pinching

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Wierd the account is closed now along with lonergan ermm.... 2 signing on monday maybe?

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Just tried to follow him and it said "This user does not exist" maybe he has joined...

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His account has just gone private, what position does the lad play? & is he actually a great signing?

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It's utter rubbish. you need your head checking if you fell for that

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The last poster is a fool - he put up a pic of himself after he said he would with writing on it with lufc on it and it was him you clown.

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23 Jul 2011 22:11:13
Lonegran not coming its stocky believe me brown is just tryin to off-loadlonegran he is now s**tting himself cos he thought we would back down and give him what he wanted he is now fretting he might have to play in league one stockdale has already signed if you knew where I got info from you'd believe me but can't tell you he'd get into big trouble.

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I think Lonegran was the player who turned down wages offer and changed his mind but was told to do one

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Utter crap

Stockdale is going to Ipswich as they have no issues with the recall clause, Fulham told Leeds recall stays, Leeds done right as its already embarissing have no keeper and wod be a disaster if we got one then a recall was done after 2/3 months leaving us back at square one.

Problem wod have been averted if we kept Casper

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23 Jul 2011 20:39:54
So -I gave you the Michael brown deal first and it was true.
Now I can tell you a that as Friday the stock dale deal was done.
But, we have NO money to spend We aim high but pay bottom dollar
Example you ask?
We enquired about Wayne Bridge from Man City To take him loan? This is gospel I promise you - come a from the man pulling the strings
Guess what we offered to pay?

£4k per week of his wages

What a total joke

We are trying to make deals and Simon knows he needs players but all the money has disappeared into the East stand development

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If stockdale deal done why has lonergans manager stated tonight we are in discussions with him?

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The stockdale deal is not done. He is going to Ipswich, believe me or not. Bates was not happy with the 24 hour recall clause. I proved you wrong.

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Maybe we could get both? Rachubka (sp) might just be a 3rd keeper

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I dont think its bates its everyone. wud any fan want a no 1 keeper who could be taken away at any time?

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23 Jul 2011 19:40:27
Andy Lonergan to sign tommorow morning Leeds not willing to accept 24 hr release clause with Fulham for Stockdale.

Source Phil Brown on talksport

Also Lonners has closed his twitter account. MOT
SideB4Self

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Is Lonergan any good?, compared to casper ofcourse.

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No chance, Leeds un-willing to pay him the £14K he has asked for, Everton favourite to sign him.

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I'd say he's better than Casper the friendly ghost in net or did you mean Kasper schmeichel?

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Very good. there's a reason Everton were sniffing round him.

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Keeper is only as good as defence so he is probably s**te

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Everton dont want him no more so we're favourites to sign him i'd love him at ER

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23 Jul 2011 19:01:07
Just heard Phil Brown live on talksport 6.15pm who said they are doing business with Leeds for Lonegan so deal is on

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23 Jul 2011 18:57:45
brown just said on talksport that he hope to do deal with leeds for the sale of lonergan

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23 Jul 2011 18:40:18
Haven't heard it myself but on twitter apparently phil brown says were getting lonergan on loan

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23 Jul 2011 17:52:45
The deal is for Eric lichaj which will be fimalised on Monday, not a goal keeper so don't be expecting stockdale, that deal is 110% dead, search still ongoing for keeper, michel Vorm is latest name thrown in hat

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Another waster use your head dumbo if lichaj deal was done why would simon waste his time bringing in a left back on trial think about it.

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Could it be because lichaj's natural position is right back? Use YOUR head silly man.

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According to Lichajs Twitter he Is in Hong Kong..so donĀ t think so

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23 Jul 2011 17:45:21
There was no cancellation in the stockdale deal it is still ongoing and is expected to sign tomorrow also eric lichaj will sign after the Norway trip on a season long loan to fill the right back position also grayson seems positive about the trialists and bates could be forced to spend up to 1 million on a striker full of goals. What are your thought master ed? Are these deals likely ed?

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If were going to spend 1 mil on a striker then we should have signed kenny miller. 650 grand. and some change left over

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23 Jul 2011 17:12:18
The 90% done deal is a goalkeeper, speculation is that its Jason Brown, but apparently he wont be Number 1, IDK dont shoot the messenger i'd personally like forster or Lonergan at ER

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Jason brown signed for some Scottish club yesterday {Ed007's Note - Aberdeen it was.}

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The same Jason Brown that signed for ABERDEEN last week?

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Wouldn't be surprising but definitely disappointing

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Jason Brown to sign for us 3 days after he signed for Aberdeen ? Don't shoot the messenger ? then don't post a load of b*ll*x

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Jason brown has already signed a contract with another club but i cant remember the name so this rumour is false {Ed007's Note - It was Aberdeen.}

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23 Jul 2011 16:33:04
Both Stocky and Bowyer ( tho didnt want LB back ) usurped by Ipswich - that in itself says its time to admit we have lost stature as a club and to protest about this clubs lack of ambition and Grayson as a very weakened 'yes' man to bates and Harvey

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Exactly, Grayson is just a puppet will no control over transfers or funds. He has none at all, not s penny. To listen to him talk about signings is like listening to a broken man.

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Stocky has not signed .nothing on fulham web site so load of s--t

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If all were of these half witted opinions are Leeds would be right back at square one. Success will take time and when it comes it will come with LUFC in the black.

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23 Jul 2011 16:29:30
The Tractor Boys boss has revealed that fees have been agreed for a loan player and a permanent signing at Portman Road.

Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale and Arsenal forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas have been heavily linked with the club this summer, but Jewell refused to be drawn on names.

"Hopefully we'll have two new players in the building on Monday, " said the manager.

"One is a loan and one is a permanent signing. Nothing official, but I think I'll be disappointed if it doesn't progress over the weekend. As far as I am aware fees have been agreed.

"I don't want to say anything that might upset the club we are dealing with.

"I'm not being evasive for the sake of it, I just have to be respectful and not say something that people can take offence to.

"The last thing I want is for a club to change their minds."

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23 Jul 2011 17:20:08
stockdale has signed please believe me, I know people don't want false hope and wouldn't give it but my source is spot on i just wish I could give you it, but he would be in serious trouble if I told you all I can say is it will be announced monday.I am a leeds fan just like the rest and sick and tired of all these rumours I know people won't believe me because I haven't told you the source I could just tell you someone in the know has told me but then that does sound dodgy, please believe me simon has got his man.

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People were saying the exact same thing last week on saturday "he will sign monday" its all bull no one knows, if it isnt on LUFC website, Sky website or YEP then it isnt true

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How come Preston are boasting about lonsdale singing then ? looks like you are misinformed mate - i hate phil brown - wanted stocky not lonergen - wrong choice grayson

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Blimey, he suddenly changed his name from Lonsdale to Lonergen.......

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& him singing too........What's he singing.......We are Leeds?

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23 Jul 2011 16:14:15
According to Grayson on Yorkshire Radio, a deal was almost sorted today but it's 90 per cent done, wouldn't disclose what position, expected to be finalised after the weekend. Thoughts? Another smokescreen to get our hopes up or genuine movement? We'll see....

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Defender Jon Spector from west ham loan deal we suspect - NOT Stocky - hes off to Ipswich by all accounts - lets hope not but looks 99% ..sorry state of affairs PROVE me wrong Grayson you sorry m(p)uppet

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I think it will either be a goalkeeper (lonergan or stockdale) or Eric Lichaj

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Well if the 10% part remaining is when Ken Bates Joins the Scenario expect it to be a dead end again.

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Bates holds the purse strings not Grayson. Let's blame that out of touch fool for ruining our clubs reputation. If it wasn't for Grayson's calm demeanour and love of club I would have thought he would have walked by now

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23 Jul 2011 15:59:44
Leeds have confirmed the Norway tour goes ahead and trialists Mendy and Bodor will travel with the squad.
Jloyd Samuels trial is cut short by injury , Osbourne will stay at TA to get fitter and sharper and play for the reserves and a new arrival is 90% done should be done for Monday.
Source Simon Grayson after Sheff Wed match.

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I think the new signing is either Mendy or Eremenko

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The only place Leeds have been linked with eremenko is on here no one connected to club ever mentioned him so doubt that he is the new signing. Mendy is on trial so won't be the new signing announced. {Ed007's Note - He was linked with Leeds in the Scottish press.}

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Osbourne playing for the reserves?? Short memory, we disbanded the reserves and pulled out of the league at the end of last season. With 20 or so players going to Norway there can only be 6 left. Is it 3 a side.

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Just got back from todays game. On basis of what i saw today I hope we leave both trialists in Norway, simply not good enough for a championship team with premier league aspirations.

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The reserves did get the chop but only because the club think behinde closed door matches would benefit are players more.so there the games we will play so it like a friendly but with reserve squad

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23 Jul 2011 15:41:40
STOCKDALE SIGNS {Ed032's Note - source?

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Its a dead deal - stop making up fantasy's we have been strung along - long enough with this carrot and stick bull ...sad but true - would have loved the lad to play for us - as would he - but 'management' have not delivered - both sides Fulham and Leeds - sad state of affairs our policy and regime at the moment - becoming a laughing stock ( oh how i wish you are right and we begin to sign some strong players - todays performance was poor )

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Stockdale joinign Ipswich, to be announced on Monday

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If thats true - and he signs for ipswich then good luck to them and to David Stockdale and shame on Leeds - for being so OLD MAN stubborn ( poor Grayson ) or is he just as culpable ?

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Leeds been stubborn for not wanting a recall clause put in a deal for someone who would be their first choice keeper? Use your head. As a fan would you be happy for him to play for us really well for first few games then get recalled by fulham due to their keeper having injury? Then were back at square one

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The problem is Leeds selling their keeper without thinking about a replacement, then looking for a replacement but someone who is FREE and doesnt want a lot of pay, I think that who ever comes in will be worse than Kasper, cant see anything happening this season, looking more likely to be a religation battle, all due down to Uncle ken and his big fat piggy bank

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Its not a dead deal i read somewhere cant remember now that its up to him to choose between leeds and ipswich so maybe they come to an agreement.

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23 Jul 2011 13:58:41
David Stockdale has just tweeted he's having a spot of lunch in Leeds Centre. Could the deal still be on? {Ed032's Note - i think he is at a christening in leeds this weekend

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He is at his god sons baptism. He tweeted it 2 minutes after the lunch one

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He's hardly going to say i'm here to sign is he. Funny how quickly he retweeted about the christening after mentioning he was in Leeds.

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23 Jul 2011 13:17:48
Leeds to sign Jonathan Spector - free transfer and Eric Lichaj on a season long loan from Villa.

Bodor and Mendy are also under consideration.

I would be happy with these signings however if we sign all these players we all know a quality keeper is still needed

Get your wallet out Ken

MOT {Ed032's Note - bodor is a 29 year old hungarian international left-back who used to play for roda in holland

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Where did you hear about Spector joining because I've only spoken to Grayson once and that has him asking me if I would sign, and I replied with I'll think about it... I'm gonna phone him now acctually...

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23 Jul 2011 12:54:24
The OS news says that Bodor is in the subs for the sheffield wednesday game.

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Yes he has come on for a replacement for ben parker

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23 Jul 2011 11:45:16
Southampton have dropped their interest in Gradel
now that they've signed De Ridder, De Ridder is a much better player so we're prepared to let Leeds keep Gradel if they want him says an insider from Saints.

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Were they interested in Gradel? Hard to see him going to a smaller club lol

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How kind of the saints to let us keep Max.lol Ha Ha Ha

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Ha Ha Ha Funny......

Well actually, it's not - it's pathetic

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Pathetic, but you still had to comment on it didn't you, pathetic.

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De ridder, a better player urmm 6 league goals in his whole career, need we say any more.

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De rid who?? how nice of southampton to let us keep max, not that they could EVER afford him, haha. jog on

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P#ss off back to the saints page loser, hope pompey get 6 points off you this season, what a tool.

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That De Ridder who couldn't get a game for Wigan?

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Ha ha ha ha...best laugh ive had in ages..get back to living in pompeys shadow you muppet...

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23 Jul 2011 11:33:15
Tyrone Mears and Chris Egales spotted outside Elland Road

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It amazes me the amount of footballers that have been spotted outside ER...

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The very same players that have just signed for Bolton then?

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Sat nav must off been playing up they have just both signed for bolton

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23 Jul 2011 11:29:57
Another trialist in the squad , left back called Boldizar Bodar.

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23 Jul 2011 11:21:49
YEP says the stockdale deal is pretty much dead 2 weeks to go and no first choice keeper not filling me with much hope larry come on Leeds mot

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Apparently the 24 recall clause was a sticky point, but let's face it as soon as cash came into the equation with a loan fee Papa Smurf shut up shop. Two keepers have been on the brink of signing and when it came to the financials they stalled. Begs the question why get rid of Kasper in the first place? So what he may have gone on a free next season, we got him on one If we'd have got Stockdale on a season long loan we'd be in the same position next year. I'm totally baffled with the goings on this close season {Ed032's Note - i wonder if john lukic has still got some gloves!!!

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23 Jul 2011 11:20:33
Leeds are expected to field a new trialist in today s friendly against Sheffield Wednesday, Hungarian international Boldizsar Bodor.

The 29-year old left-back who was recently on the books of Dutch club Roda JC, trained with the United squad yesterday and is due to feature in Grayson s squad at Hillsborough.

Jordan.W.

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23 Jul 2011 10:53:47
Stockdale deal fallen through. Leeds will now go back to lonergan or Fraser forster.

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23 Jul 2011 10:28:19
As Leeds' deal to sign Stockdale buffers, Boldizsar Bodor of Roda JC (left back), who has being training with Leeds, will feature today against Shef Wednesday

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23 Jul 2011 10:28:16
Stockdale deal looks off- what a laughing stock we are selling Casper with no replacement- our squad is definitely weaker than last season at present- deal for Andy Lonergan back on the cards- I'm sure there must be a freebie somewhere than Bates will agree to

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Total and utter laughing stock in this league. The fans are 100% to blame for this though. Grayson and Bates know they can tell the numptie fans whatever they like , they will still trot off and buy the shirts and that ridiculous 'Membership' , they can lie to the fans and not only do they accept it they even call Bates some kind of hero Priceless

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I don't know about every else but I wish Leeds fans would stop bloody whinging...promotion the season before last...7th last season...all done on peanuts...get behind the lads ffs

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According to various websites Ipswich are expected to announce that they will sign Stockdale on loan this Monday. YEP says the Leeds deal broke down because of the 24 hour recall that Fulham wanted in place. Strange that because Fulham always wanted that clause in place on any deal with any club. So why was this saga going on for weeks?

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Yea 7th last season on peanuts. Why didn't we finish higher or even win it? Because we didn't have the quality or better class. This season we should be seeing better players, some money spent. But were not, were stuck in a Bates black hole, an old mans stubborn view of football in the past not the future. We have every right to moan as fans when we fork out nearly £700 for a season ticket

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Typical we hear comments about Leeds fans 'whinging' from a Bates Sycophant. Listen and listen good. Leeds fans are paying more out than most if not all the championship fans and many in the premiership. Leeds fans have provided the cash to get this club out of a hole whereas the owner has provided Zilch. Zip NOTHING. Leeds fans have every right to moan if they think they are being ripped off and are being lied to. I am sick of hearing the 'Positive' brigade , they make life easy for the likes of Bates, Get up off your knees and stand up for yourselves.

Does anybody remember the comments when Schmeichel was sold off and the cash disappeared into the same place as Delphs..about there being plans already in place, dont worry..Blah Blah Lie Lie ..well that obviously was a LIE. The club are now scrabbling round and have just 1 3rd string keeper. Disgrace. So I will whinge if I want to considering the cash I work hard for disappearing into the black hole that is Leeds United

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23 Jul 2011 10:20:20
Leeds United s interest in David Stockdale appears to be dead after the club failed to reach a deal with Fulham over the signing of the England goalkeeper.

United were prominent in a group of clubs bidding to acquire Stockdale on loan but a proposed transfer to Elland Road is understood to have fallen through due to the terms set by Fulham and their insistence on the provision of a recall clause.

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Think there is a solution to this problem, don't rely on loan players. Get the cheque book out now please. {Ed032's Note - ken has left his chequebook in monaco

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23 Jul 2011 10:18:44
United, meanwhile, were expected to field a new trialist in today s friendly against Sheffield Wednesday, Hungarian international Boldizsar Bodor.

The 29-year-old left-back most recently on the books of Dutch club Roda JC trained with Leeds yesterday and was due to feature in Grayson s squad at Hillsborough.

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23 Jul 2011 10:11:35
Sanchez watt close to joining on another season long loan. Leeds also interested in Adam le fondre and Carl Dickinson

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Didnt we have dickinson on loan a while ago and he couldnt a barn door at 10 yards ?

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Yes we did came from Stoke didnt he ? I had it on good authority at the end of last season that Watt would be bk at Leeds this season either on another loan or a perm deal if his chances at the arse were non existant which i think at the mo they are.

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The Dickinson who couldn't hit a barn door was LIAM who has been loaned out all around the league since- still unable to hit a cows a**e with a banjo

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Carl Dickenson would do very nicely thank you an excellent LB at this level

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23 Jul 2011 09:46:07
Looks like Norway trip will be cancelled.

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23 Jul 2011 09:21:57
Stockdale deal is all but over as Leeds could not agree terms with fulham I take it that because fulham wonted a 24hr call back.

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Either that or they wanted cuddly Ken to remember where he hid his wallet

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23 Jul 2011 09:14:32
Leeds match in Norway in doubt due 2 the huge loss of life there. All matches cancelled 2day
Football seems not 2 matter 2day
Keith LUFC

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22 Jul 2011 23:58:41
marcus hahnemann to join Leeds on a free.

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Should have signed him weeks ago, Plenty of championship experience and a very good keeper.

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22 Jul 2011 23:52:12
Leeds United boss Simon Grayson is hoping to add to his squad before they fly out to Norway at the start of next week.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Grayson said, "I'm literally waiting on one or two answers over the next 48 hours."

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How many times have we heard that since July the 1st

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Surely he's going after lower quality targets now as his other targets moved on to more affluent clubs?

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22 Jul 2011 23:26:45
Leeds United boss Simon Grayson is hoping to add to his squad before they fly out to Norway at the start of next week.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Grayson said, he was waiting on 1 or 2 answers over the next 2 days

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