Leeds Rumours Archive July 23 2012

 

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23 Jul 2012 22:02:59
Leeds bid for Nicky Maynard has been rejected by West Ham
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23 Jul 2012 21:53:52
Lots of rumours tonight that the takeover will be announced tomorrow ? (Tuesday)

Also NW states 4 more players to arrive, but not squad players. Looking like funds have been released for NW to finish the rebuilding

Any thoughts on those 4 players left?

Beckford? Derry? Rhodes?

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Haha how do u expect to sign Rhodes or beckford when all that's been signed are freebies oaps n a few hundred thousand pound players!

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Has defs got to be a right back anyway

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I for one would like to see Rhodes come. 1) i think he is a top class poacher and 2) imagine how the poodles would react!!

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Halford
Boyd
Beckford
MacKail-Smith
(Zaha / Templeton if Snoddy goes)
Chapel A

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We have signed decent players for cheap . we are able to spend 6 mil + 3.5 mil profit + any sales take away what ever we have spent already on transfers = quite a bit of money left to buy 4 new decent players , that's how we can expect to get someone like beckford .can't see Huddersfield selling Rhodes unless they get stupid money .maybe a little chance if we swap mccormack + cash for him but cant see it

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Where are all these rumours about takeover being done tomorrow? in your head I think mate.

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Takeover announced thursday , rhodes well affordable, but not for us, much better targets to go for

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23 Jul 2012 18:26:23
Ben Watson and Reece Wabara next in at ER..?

Woody LUFC

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23 Jul 2012 20:16:14
Carney and Austin tbc in nxt few hours....

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Is that Chilli-con-Carney :-)

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23 Jul 2012 20:07:16
Rudolph Austin agrees deal with leeds united and Varney signs up! Good Stuff!! Jack D MOT

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Good championship level players who will hopefully give us the bit of steel we were missing last year
No need to spend millions to get out of this league so NW is keeping any new money ready for a big push in January and hopefully for when we reach the promised land
At the moment he is spending what he can by wheeling and dealing to have a team ready for the start of the season. Not an ideal situation but I think he's doing OK

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23 Jul 2012 18:54:15
On Official Site that Jamie Ashdowne and Andy Gray signed deals with Leeds. Lets hope they are signed as Squad players in case and not as possible starters !!
PeteMOT

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Well, I can't see them being anything but squad players, we have Kenny in goal, Ashdown will no doubt be on the bench, and Gray's a little on the old side to be starting as a striker in the championship but I have no doubt he'll be a brilliant last 20 minute man especially as he's Leeds through and through.
Be patient, there's no doubt better to come, hope Maynard's one.
JB
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It makes me really worried. If there is going to be a take over, why are we signing players of this standard, it makes no sense whatsoever, even as back up they are not good enough

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Jamie Ashdowne over Paul Rachubka anyday as backup.

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" If there is going to be a take over, why are we signing players of this standard, it makes no sense whatsoever, even as back up they are not good enough"

Always someone moans, whatever anyone does to improve the squad.

We look like we may be tookover and get rid of Bates, is that not enough for you?

Then we get all these new players in who have to be better than the crap I was forced to endure on the pitch and that's not good enough for you?

Do you really expect anyone is going to come in and pay bates 70 million quid (ish) try and then buy Elland Road and Thorpe Arch and still have millions of pounds to spend on top class players (who aren't actually on the transfer list anyway if they are any good?)

Lets give Warnock some space here, and if we aren't in the top three at Xmas then THAT is the time to moan and expect more signings in the january window?

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Ofcourse they are squad players he said Kenny was probably most important signing he'd make so yeah makes sense to sign ashdowne and replace Kenny in starting 11 before signing even starts?

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23 Jul 2012 18:40:16
what are peoples thoughts on Ryo Miyaichi? i reckon he could potentially run the show in the championship. If snodgrass was to go then at least an attempt at loaning miyaichi would be nice.

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Never heard of him who is he

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If Ryo Miyaichi goes anywhere on Loan in the championship it will be Bolton. He went there last year and Bolton have a good relationship with Arsenal. Wenger trusts Coyle to take care of them ( i.e. Wilshire), blood youngsters, and likes the fact that Bolton play expansive footy, like Arsenal.

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What are you talking about? So just how much do you know about this player's game and their suitability for the rigours of Championship football? Townsend, Watt, Smith, Livermore, Bannan... We've been there countless times before. And those guys were relatively experienced. Why do people insist on basing spurious conjecture on such limited evidence and knowledge? Chapel A

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Arsenal have turned down bids to sign him permenantly, from a few clubs, according to reports in the papers at the weekend. Arsene is going to be giving him a chance in the first team this year after his displays for Bolton last year

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Ajax are desperate to land him
, so absolutely no chance of this happening mate.

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Why do you people keep thinking that Snodgrass is going anywhere, just give the guy a little respect for still being here despite the offers and despite the so called 'supporters' like you who have already written him off?

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23 Jul 2012 18:48:15
Gray and ash down sign

On official site, playing in tonight's friendly

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With Varney and Rudi Austin announced as signed at halftime. Austin subject to visa.

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No doubt both squad player but should be doing better than signing a 34 year old journeyman. By Bye Snoddy. I dont blame you

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Varney also signs 2 year deal . on official site

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Apart from Pierce we have not really improved the squad. Journeymen and free transfers.... So much for the new dawn at Elland Rd. Wont be renewing my season ticket based upon the dross we are picking up this transfer window. Just need our two quality players to leave and we will be fighting a relegation battle. I think this round of transfers signals the end of any hope of a takeover.

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Leeds fans expect mega rich new owners but sign andy Gray that to me says don't expect that! There will be new investors not owners I reported that on here a week ago keep watching

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Why is everyone down on Andy Gray will be a decent squad player , Hargaraves is being quoted as signing for Burnley surely he could be a marquee signing Warnock is quoted as wanting also Owen still avaiable

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23 Jul 2012 18:33:41
Here at Tavistock posting via the mobile site.................... Jamie Ashdown is here in the squad!!

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Do we now have Paddy/ Ashdown in goal.

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23 Jul 2012 19:39:17
Andy Gray and Jamie Ashdown are the 2 players to sign, its on OS now! Does not inspire me with confidence for the new season or the takeover! DAZ.S

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Two more free transfers both over 30! Not exciting or inspiring. What will Snodgrass think now

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I disagree, these players are clearly squad filler, we have to put 7 players on the bench this season, they add experience. Good work Neil.

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Cheer up DAZ.S he's padding the squad out a bit, Gray will bit part player until Somma's ready and more reliable than Billy.. and Ashdown is certainly better than "Rab chuckit in your net"

DW

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They're sound squad players. He will bring in the big guns soon. You'll see

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Look again you'll see Austin and Varney both now at Mighty LEEDS MOT come on !!!

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Snoddy will not stop now. Where is the pace we need?

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Good signings esp a 2nd decent keeper .Not every signing needs to be a star just someone who can add a bit to make a decent squad and the side already looks stronger than last year

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Mate of mine is a Barnsley fan and said Gray will run his heart out. Said he's good to bring on for last 10 to 15 if you're looking to nick something from a game. IMO, a decent addition to the squad as he has the experience.

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He still has his sights on 4 more, Austin has pace, I'm guessing a RB that will be up and down the line and a quick striker. Rumours we have put in a bid for Maynard.
Source Westham Blog
KarlT

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You ask where is the pace now! Are you the only person to have not watched Austin on the facetube? he is very very quick, can pass a ball, can tackle (he actually has a viewing rating of 18 ), and he can score. I have quite a few contacts in Norway who are very sad to see him leave. The futures Bright - the futures White - MOT!

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"Snoddy will not stop now"

Not if he keeps reading drivel like this from so called supporters and who would blame him.....

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23 Jul 2012 19:35:39
Andy Gray 1 yr deal and Jamie Ashdown new signings confirmed today....

DW

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Andy Gray. You have got to be having a laugh. Ashdown a good back up but no doubt we got hm cheap given Popeys problems. Dont see much change from last seasons recruitment policy and look wher that got us. Hard times ahead I'm afraid.

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23 Jul 2012 19:17:54
Leeds have signed Andy Gray and Jamie Ashdown source Announced live on Yorkshire radio before tonights game.

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23 Jul 2012 18:30:07
My friend who lives up in Scotland says that there is a strong rumour that Leeds have already agreed a £1mill fee with Hearts for attacking midfielder David Templeton.
If this is true it would obviously indicate that either money is available for transfers or Snodgrass is interested in the move to Norwich.
jt-lufc

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FUNNY THAT....Snodgrass was playing in the game against Tavistock tonite. Would u play a player in some pointless match when your gonna sell him ? Slight injury and the deals off. SNODDY is obviously staying put. 'Playing tonite sealed it'

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Heard a lot about this kid. Exactly what position does he play?

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23 Jul 2012 17:40:42
QPR may release Shaun Derry on a free transfer, i think he would certainly fit within our new midfield.

Secondly, i think Snodgrass is on his way, rumour is that Leeds are holding out for another £500K from Norwich, bid currently is £2.5M, Leeds want £3M, i think he will be a gonner this week, the £3M is what NW needs to complete the 8 signings he has mentioned.

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Yea he did mention 8 players but who are they haha

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He doesnt need the money from selling anybody, things have happened that we dont know about

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Varney, Austin, Gray and Ashdown are four of them. Four more to go....

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Get out of here! Chapel A

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Get off Snoddy's back can't you?

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23 Jul 2012 16:31:13
does anyone rate halford i havent seen much of him lufc forever

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In my opinion, he is a quality player. Strong right back who is versatile. Also is a very nice guy for what it's worth.

JW

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Not bad, but if he was that good he would have left pompey ages ago, backward step in my eyes, mot

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Seem to recall he's tall, good in the air at set pieces and also has a long throw in. Not as good going forward as Peltier but possibly better in his defensive duties.
I think he might be the better option for us as we seek to tighten up at the back.

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Yeah he's a quality full back. Tall rangy type fairly quick and huge throw in. Also pretty good delivery from dead balls. Dont think he's as solid as Peltier though but probably more of an attacking force..

DW

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In two weeks pompey will be bust either offer 50k now or wait and get invovled in a auction with agents on who will pay most in contracts this being the case how about ben 30k a week at the moment but may take 10k at another club

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Very good player at this level. Good positional sense, tall but no slouch, good athlete, very versatile, calm and intelligent. Sign him up now! Chapel A

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23 Jul 2012 16:26:53
warnock says 2 signings iminent.one in cornwall so that has to be crainie or gray.the other not so sure but prob varney.still need top quality up the pitch.please get someone.hulse,dj campbell,beckford.keep snodd and mccormack and then it looks like a team..shrew leeds

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Warnock says 2 signings iminent.one in cornwall

more likely to be Austin now?

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23 Jul 2012 16:19:54
Robbie Brady has signed for Leeds on a season long loan from Manchester United. The Ireland under 21 international will link up with compatriot Aidan White who has penned a new 3 year deal at Elland Road.


From my local paper in Cork. MOT.

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I doubt this seems as he is in Asia with united and Fergie wants to use him as cover in full back area

Irish phil

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I was under the impression that Fergie wouldn't under any circumstances loan any players to us anyway! And Warnock said months ago that he doesn't want loan players in (unless a top quality player because available on loan, but how often does that happen!)
I'd prefer it if NW carries on doing what he's doing and sign more permanent players who actually want to play for LUFC. - JamesC

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I'm from Cork, so I can confirm this rumour is just lies.

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Which cork paper is that? Considering fergie gave him a run recently plus the fact that he hates Leeds, I think you or the paper have it wrong.

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23 Jul 2012 15:17:16
Warnock has confirmed on OS that talks are on going with Austin but doesn't expect him to be signed this week. Also stated that Snodgrass may not play as a precautionary. Alarm bells are ringing on that one.

StevenLufc

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Warnock said he might not risk Snoddy tonight at Tavistock, there are 2 more games this week. Given the hamstring he may only be played in the game friday. Don't read anything more into it.

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I think Warnock gave the biggest hint on his sky interview about him having his head turned. Shame really, but there we go, I suppose its the poragative of players these days to chase the money. Thing is, one day Leeds will be right up there again...we know it and warnock knows it. Sounds like he's gone to me.

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Its not all about the money with some players . i think snoddy will use Norwich as a stepping stone to get to a top team winning trophy's . he only has to play well for 1 season weather Norwich stay up or go down he will still be in prem league

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To be honest , i am getting sick of the whole Snoddy thing. he was absoultely my favourite player last season but if he doesn't want to wear the shirt as our captain , then we need to cash in. i think he has a total lack of ambition as I expect this Leeds side to look better this season & Snoddy could have extended his contract for 12 months & attracted a bigger club than norwich who are going to struggle to stay up IMO . Time for him to be sold , if that's what he wants

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23 Jul 2012 15:03:11
The 2 players having medicals are Greg Halford and Lewis McGugan.

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Well that proved to be wide of the mark as it was Gray and Ashdown

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How wrong are you!

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As our next two, they would be very good signings indeed. Chapel A

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23 Jul 2012 14:45:36
Source: carrowroad fansite:

"Snoddgrass Done Deal
The word around Leeds, is that it is a done deal but Warnock has asked to meet with Snoddgrass to have one final attempt at turning his head back.   Our contact says that unless something happens today re their take-over ; he would expect that City will be the proud owner of a left footed winger.

Leeds do seem to be taking their time over this latest bid, which could lead us to believe that talks are ongoing, and that the offer was there or abouts what they wanted.
We wait for further developments."

Hope this contact is wrong, hopefully the fact that he can't even spell his name right casts some suspicion on his validity. I fear that as the takeover drags on NW will have no choice but to sacrifice Snodders to release the essential funds the squad rebuilds needs.

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I was on Stadium Tour at Elland Rd yesterday and Lorimer said that Snodgrass had asked for a transfer and wasn't expected to be at Leeds much longer. Also claimed he knew nothing about the takeover ( used the word takeover rather than investment ) and that Bates limited finances had taken Leeds as far as they could.

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If the duty on Carrow road website thinks its a done deal why does it later say in the same article its dependent on talks between Warnock and Snodgrass.
At the moment Snodgrass is with the Leeds squad in Cornwall. If the right players come in then that may determine what Snodgrass does next.
Until then its all speculation

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Snodgrass is in Cornwall on the pre-season tour

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The word around Leeds is that its a done deal? i live not far from Leeds and i can honestly say i have not heard a thing about it being a done deal.. I think the source is wrong here, or maybe i am being optimistic.

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Why are we worrying about a player who wants out ? I like the guy and would like him to stay but he obviously has other thoughts and not 100% committed. The world does not revolve around Snoddy and he certainly aint the chosen one. 'Cash in and check out son'

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At the end of the day the ball is literally in Snodgrass's court, and I seriously hope he can spot the difference between Grayson and Warnock, because takeove or no takeover, there are a serious amount of players coming into the team who are more likely to get Leeds promoted than some of the carp that Snoddy had to play with.

Please support the guy while he remains a Leeds player, I hope he does a 'White' but until he leaves, keep the faith?

MOT Leeds4alongtime

Ps to Ed, I post from 3 or 4 different ISPs so I will start putting my email address on my postings if I remember. {Ed003's Note - ok}

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1st comment is hilarious! Does peter lorimer live inside elland rd? He always seems to be there

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Its just scaremongering again, snodgrass played last night, and mccormack, no deals done

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23 Jul 2012 14:37:40
Rodolph Austin will be a Leeds player by Friday after Leeds agree a 300k fee with Brann

the player having a medical today is Luke Varney who will sign a 2 year deal

Jamie Ashdown will also be a Leeds player by Friday providing cover for Paddy Kenny.

Peltier will join Grayson at Huddersfield after losing patience with Leeds matching Huddersfield bid (Leeds waiting on the Take-Over before paying 600k)

Leeds will potentially listen to any offers for McCormack with him refusing to sign a new deal and NW wants 8 more players ideally, using cash from McCormack to get them.
MOT

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Leeds have matched the £600k for Peltier (actually it was Udders that matched the Leeds bid) and it is possible its Peltier having the medical today.

1 of the 2 players mentioned by Warnock is already in Cornwall and its suggested this is Varney as he is still finalising a deal with Pompey and has not travelled to Portugal.

Austin wil be at least 7 days to complete due to timeframe to obtain work permit

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This seems like total speculation how can you combine this many details and hope to be believed?

If this is true where did the info come from?

The sun? The star? The moon??

Leeds4alongtime

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PELTIER losing patience with Leeds ? Reality check Mr Peltier...you aint that good mate. We would like you and hope you share the same craving to join us but if you are under two minds who to choose.... I'd rather we didnt sign you unless you show commitment and loyalty to a team you really, really want to join. Dont waste our time or your energy cus you is livin in la la land :)

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Original poster just making it up, like a lot of people on here, probably norwich or town fan

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He was right though. Wherever he git his information from doesnt matter. Fair play. Makes a change from all the rubbish rumours.

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You got em all right bud

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Good on yer mate. Good bit of speculation. I'll forward me cash to you to invest.
Nice to see someone get something right, there's a lot of repliers wishing they hadn't replied now!
JB

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Original Poster just making it up? Don't make me laugh all you have to do is read Sky Sports News or any newspaper to see 3 of what I said here have happened. Thank you and good night :o)

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23 Jul 2012 14:28:15
OS: Warnock confirms two medicals being completed this afternoon, one in Cornwall, the other at Thorpe Arch.

Neither of these are Austin, though Colin says that's ongoing.

Becchio, Snoddy and Drury all travel.

- Lowfieldian

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BBC Sport reports that Rodolph Austin is flying to England today to complete his medical.

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23 Jul 2012 14:13:44
Warnock confirms 2 medicals taking place afternoon one in cornwall, one at thorpe arch, any suggestions to who? Austin is not expected to be complete until next week so not likley to be him.
Source O.S.
KarlT

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Probably luke varney or grieg halford reading betwwen lines

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Varney in Cornwall
Halford at Thorpe Arch

Austin deal will take at least 7 days with the work permit issue and even longer if it gets rejected a Leeds have to appeal

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Varny and norris mate nailed on . mot.

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Just hope that Snodgrass is not the bitterest pill to swallow regarding transfers in and out. Our passion their profession and all that i understand, if he dun't want to stay nowt Neil can do, Bates nearly OUT, Templeton in.

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23 Jul 2012 14:12:40
Good Chance of Greg Halford signing in next 24 hours,Jason Pearce and him confirmed that they would be doing some form of activity together today,meaning Halford is in Cornwall and Warnock confirmed one of the prospective signings is having a medical in cornwall.
JenksLeeds

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Brilliant if true. Really good, versatile defender at this level. Calm and authoritative. Chapel A

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23 Jul 2012 14:03:35
Warnock said there could be 2 in within the next 24 hours and there doing medicals this afternoon so theres news on the horizin...... exiting times ahead
Source: Official Website

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23 Jul 2012 14:01:57
More a theory than a rumour. Either the takeover has already taken place and there is a confidentiality clause/embargo in place or a binding pre-agreement has been entered into with the same effect. It's just that the mood music seems to have changed a lot for the better in the last few days. Remember how it seemed that the club couldn't afford a second hand binbag not so long ago? Could be completely wrong of course ...

fatfreddyscat

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I think you could be right. I thought the same that the takeover had gone through!
Maybe its being kept hush hush for a while so we dont get stung in the transfer market and lets face it if NCFC have offer 2.5m, Furry Face whould have bitten their hand off!
Theres nothing come out of the Middle East at the minute, i have even got colleagues checking the Arabic papers but its very quiet.
No doubt it will all come out soon.

KTJ - Abu Dhabi

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23 Jul 2012 14:01:33
I think if Austin signs we can then play him alongside Green. I would play these too deep. This will give our defence some much needed help and free up a lot of space for Snoddy or Rodgers to play into (may not necessarily be them two) and create almost four forwards. Just an option, what do you think?
RabX

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Agreed! 4-2-3-1 looks like how we are shaping up atm, with Austin & Green/Brown playing as the DF midfielders, giving strength to the back 4, as well as giving room for the front 4 more room
RyanMOT

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At the moment, with existing squad + inbound full back, Austin and Varney ... formation 1-4-1-4-1
Kenny
Peltier/Halford - Lees - Pearce - Drury
Austin
Rogers-Green-Snodgrass-White/Varney
Becchio

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23 Jul 2012 13:54:46
Just read an interview off the official sight new faces to join the team down in Cornwall?, apparently one is having a medical at T.A. now and if that goes well he will join the squad, wonder who that one will be?.

white4ever......

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23 Jul 2012 13:51:06
Leeds place mcugan bid, 2 players in the next 24hrs

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McGugan. Seriously? Oh, good! Chapel A

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23 Jul 2012 13:33:23
3 new signings in the next 24 hours medicals taking place this afternoon. Source NW on yorkshire radio.

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23 Jul 2012 13:25:23
just to make people aware aidy white is seen in warnocks eyes as an attacking player who can cover a fullback.
LUFCMATT

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Will eventually settle down as a classy attacking full back. We all know that. Chapel A

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23 Jul 2012 13:05:04
Thom Kirwin tw**ter after warnock talk: 2 signings very close, 1 player having a medical at TA today, Rodolph Austin could be a week due to work permit.

fair play if it's varney just to make the squad numbers up but I really would love to see a signing (not loan) of a youngish fast flair player, there are loads that play in the reserves of top clubs that dont get a look in, I'm sure their are lots who would jump at the chance of joining so they can get first time football and make a name for their selfs, just like taarbat did at QPR, the team is crying out for this sort of player

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23 Jul 2012 12:23:39
Varney, Cranie and Austin to sign this week.

Leaving Team like this
Kenny
RB Pearce CB Drury
Green Austin
Snoddy McCormack LM
Becchio

GK, Lees, Crainie, Pugh, White, ST, Somma

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So, according to you Varney is set to sign but doesnt make it into the squad?!?

Scot MOT!

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What about White LM

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Kenny,peltier,lees,pearce,drury, snoddy?,green,austin,white, becchi, mccormack/d j campbell subs-crainey,brown,gk,grey,varney,rogers,dj campbell/mccormack

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Not being funny but pearce would b cb n drury lb.....n plus rodgers would b first choice over white or maybe not but im hoping as white dnt offer anythin but pace

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23 Jul 2012 12:20:50
I've heard on good authority that McCormack is very interested in a move to Huddersfield and Warnock is keen to bring in Jordan Ibe and Raheem Sterling from Liverpool on season long loan deals

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I know that we've been throught the fact that Warnock doesn't like loans and has stated there won't be any loans but if we don't get any takeover money he may have to have one or two!

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I've heard from good authority that McCormack is very keen to stay with Leeds and has no intention of dropping a level to Huddersfield.

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Yes very keen on huddersfield to reunite with the manager he fell out with regularly and was common knowledge he hated. That sounds very likely lol.

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Potential deal on McCormack collapsed last week as they couldn't meet his demands

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23 Jul 2012 12:04:10
So looks like we are sign austin never heard of him before rumours started about him been looking on you tube and looks like a good player scores some good goals to he reminds me of de jong of man city loves giving a good hard tackle
So looks like a lot of opponents will.be.getting hurt
Parkerlufc

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Well, we'll keep our fingers crossed. I've recently watched a YouTube compilation of moments from Lloys Sam's career - he looks a world beater! Those fragments can be misleading. Austin had better be good - we've only one other midfield player in the squad.

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23 Jul 2012 11:41:01
With all the rumours of the takeover happening everyday it has been a very frustrating wait. There is, however, more positive statements come from those who are close to the club saying that it will definately happen in the next day or two.

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Who close to the club have stated the takeover is due in the next day or two?

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Just a thought: would a potential new owner, who is trying to run a business, really want to take over right now when there are lots of outgoings (wages etc) but not much money coming in? Maybe the deal has been agreed but with a takeover date just before the season starts? Ideally as fans we want the takeover right now and lots of squad investment but somebody looking at it as a business......

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23 Jul 2012 11:29:30
Expected to sign in next few days:


Cranie
Tonge
Maynard
Halford
Varney


Also, looking at Kightly and Templeton


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Halford will definitely enhance our team, as I think would Templeton and Kightly. Reserve judgement on the rest. Chapel A

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Templeton is definitely worth a punt ...

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Would love maynard, can't see it myself though, surely west ham would want a sizeable fee?

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Templeton is not as good as being quoted by everyone certainly not worth anything like a million cost hearts 60k and has not improved in last 2 season however he is still young

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Varney signed. Norris and Halford apparently spoke to Warnock yesterday.

1,000,000 rejected for Maynard, but Leeds will agree a fee this week.

Tonge will be coming.

Kightly & Templeton are just of interest.

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23 Jul 2012 11:12:11
Takeover or no takeover, I'm happy that for the first time in a few years, we appear to be strengthening the team. Look at the players Warnock has brought in, and compare them to the players they have replaced, i.e Kenny replacing Lonergan, Pearce replacing O'Dea and Drury replacing Pugh/allowing White to play further forward. Personally I also feel Paul Green is a good acquisition, and far less likely to go missing in games like Clayton. Add to this the imminent capture of Austin to replace Michael Brown, and we're starting to build a much more solid all round team. Kenny and Drury also know how to get out of this division, something we lacked last season. Neil's doing a great job with at the moment 'limited funds' and this season, I honestly believe we'll be up there. Marching on Together

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Me too much better

Kenny, Peltier, Pearce, Lees, Drury, Rodgers/White Green, Austin, Snodgrass, Becchio, McCormack.

Plus add a few additions along with some of the youth and maybe some other signing gray for instance going to be better than paynter and nunez

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I am also excited about what neil warnock is doing but there is still the frustration of not knowing what is happening on the takeover r lass keeps nagging at me to get of the computer all i know is that i will be leeds till i die and i have white blood running through my veins come on leeds lets have a good season

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If this is true I'll be a very happy man. Rudy will be a top top player fore is, the good time are coming back at last.

Sy BsE Leeds

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This is what i love to see, a bit of positivity!

And to think NW wants to bring 8 more in, there is gunna be some more quality added to this squad. I think he'll sign Peltier (if the lad wanted to go to Hudd he would of by now, obviously waiting for us to get the cash), Varney, and Faure (the french defender on trial), then the rest anyones guess is as good as mine.

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Well played my good man, well played

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23 Jul 2012 11:08:13
From Brann's website .. google translation:
Fire Sunday night accepted an offer from the English Championship club Leeds United at Austin Rodolphe.

The transition is not complete yet, what remains is that the player carries out a medical test and reseller completed his personal contract with Leeds.

- We agreed with Leeds on the conditions for a transition Sunday night. There have been a calculation for us where we had to measure the value of Rudy's path into the economy of such a transition, and we also believe that the player deserves the chance to transfer to Leeds now, said Rolf Magne Walstad-like the athletic administrative officer at Brann.

Travel to England

The interest from Leeds has been known for a while, and while fire has wanted to keep the player as long as possible, it has also been a matter of economy for a transition of one of Fire's best players.

- Negotiations have been slow, partly because the distance between what Leeds would give the player has been great from the fire wanted to get, and partly because we have had a desire to keep Rudy in the fire as long as possible.

In the fight against Aalesund Sunday afternoon was Rudy Austin his fifth yellow card of the season, which means quarantine of a match. It also played a role in the negotiations for AaFK-match.

- We had a wish that Rudy would play against Vålerenga next Monday, but since he can not there is no point in keeping him here, says Walstad.

Rudy will train with the Fire in the afternoon before he travels to England to negotiate the final agreement.

The desired option

Austin has always been clear that he wanted to have the opportunity to play for Leeds.

- Rudy has done a wonderful effort for Fire in several seasons, and we think it is right that he should have that opportunity now. He has since been known interest was clear that he wanted to continue his career in England if the clubs agreed a transfer.

Rodolphe Austin has played 106 games for the Fire since his debut in August 2008, and he stands with 17 goals for the club

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He'll have a chance to play against valarenga anyway because isnt that who we're playing or is or sandefjord (spelling)

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Haha I love the terminology of in quarantine for a match!
I'm gonna start using that!

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Rodolph Austin is an excellent player that will improve from now on. He can score both long shots, headers, and free kick goals (all power). Leeds` opponents will be hurting from now on....

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23 Jul 2012 10:41:30
Portsmouth administrator says club potentially days away from liquidation, so they'll want to move players on, so Varney will probably sign in the next few days.

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I really hope we get norris too! Him and austin would be a solid partnership

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Or they may wait and get him for nothing then they go bust

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It makes more sense to wait for the to go into liquidation and sign them for nothing

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23 Jul 2012 11:04:42
SSN Austin fee agreed!
Hes on his way to Cornwall!!
MOT

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Correction: He's on his way to England to discuss personal terms. SSN
JB

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23 Jul 2012 11:01:27
GK-Kenny

RB-Peltier CB-Pearce CB-Lees/Faure LB-White/Drury


RW-Snodgrass CM-Green CM-Austin LW-Rogers


ST-Becchio/DJ campbell ST-Varney

Subs: Cranie, Gray, Pugh, Brown, Kisnorbo, Somma


I'd take that to be honest, as a championship challenging team albeit maybe with different subs.

Think we could get templeton/Russell to replace snoddy if he goes.
Craig Mackail-Smith could also be a target if McCormack goes i think but i'd prefer campbell.

Peltier-£650-700,000
Austin-£350,000
Varney-£400,000
Campbell-£850-900,000
Faure-free
Cranie-free
Gray-free

That would mean spending £2.35 million which we should get from the takeover really.

BURLEYwhite

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I agree to a point, maybe the free players could have better options. The names dont set the world a light but it the championship we are taking about, ppl get to carried away and there wish lists are better than lower Prem teams. That team would be stronger in every area, and just think we have Warnock running the show he will get 110% out of everyone and thats what will make the differance. And lets npt forget as long as we are up there by the end end of the year, a couple of quality addition in Jan window and we could be doing a Reading!

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Thanks KarlT i am the original poster and i fully agree with what your saying, i wouldn't say that its an exciting team but it would definitely be solid and could attack and as you said with warnock its like having an extra man on the pitch i think. MOT BURLEYwhite

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I think we should sign templeton whether snoddy goes or not as he would be a good signing

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23 Jul 2012 10:56:41
Just heard Jamie Ashdown has signed from Portsmouth. We needed a another keep and at 6ft4inch he is a good back up for Paddy as I don't think Cairns ready for 1st team just yet. May be in a couple of years.

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23 Jul 2012 10:53:55
Rodolph Austin's Last goal for Brann.. is on yo*tube now. search for "Rodolph Austin Goal Vs Aalesund FK" its the first one. Great opportunist goal, miss kick by goalkeeper, Super Rod returns it with a beautiful lob/shot over the despairing keeper into the net. For a defensive mid he scores a lot of classy goals.

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23 Jul 2012 10:49:30
Zak Whitbread set to sign for Leicester after rejecting a move to Southampton.
Source- The Sun

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23 Jul 2012 10:44:57
If the you tube videos are anything to go with, looks like we have a new cult hero in Austin.

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Can see him picking up a few cards though, probably more than Brown!

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Him n brown! Dirty leeds it will be then Oooch!!

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23 Jul 2012 10:37:37
Brann confirmed a fee was agreed between the two clubs on Sunday night and Austin is due to travel to England to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical

"We agreed with Leeds on the conditions for a transfer on Sunday night," Brann's sporting director Rolf Magne Walstad told the club's official website.

"There has been the calculation for us where we had to measure Rudy's value and the financial side of such a transfer, and we also believe that the player deserves the chance to move to Leeds now.

"Negotiations have been slow, partly because the distance between what Leeds would pay for the player and what Brann wanted to get was great, and partly because we had the desire to keep Rudy at Brann for as long as possible.

source SSN
cant wait to see this lad in a white jersey next season

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23 Jul 2012 10:32:48
Anyone know when Becchio's back from injury? Really want him to do well this season.

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What? Didn't know he was?

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23 Jul 2012 10:08:28
Leeds agree fee with Brann for Rudolph Austin.
Source SSN
MOT

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23 Jul 2012 10:01:19
Just out of interest as this page has been quiet recently I just thought I'd asked if Neil Warnocks looking for 8 players who would you lot like to see come in?
LouisLeeds

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In no particular order, I'd go for the following:

McNaughton
Whitbread
Kightly
Austin (Looking very likely)
Burke
Beckford
Norris
McCarthy

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Austin - Definately
Varney - Very likely
Peltier - Likely
Norris - Possibly
Faure/Cranie - The best will sign

I would then like to see a fourth winger who can play either side to challenge Snoddy, White and Rogers.

He will also sign a goalkeeper and another striker.

Ideal world i'd like to see Maynard

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McCarthy
Halford
Austin (trust NW on this one!)
Whittingham
G. Boyd
Zaha / Templeton
Beckford
MacKail-Smith

As you can see, I think what we need now is some attacking power to go with the 'stodge.' All the attacking / creative players above are better than any we have currently at the club except Snoddy (and I would be happy to lose any of them except Snod if we got the above). Let's get cracking though: we've already missed out on Ward, Ambrose and Bamba, all of whom would have been excellent here. Chapel A

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23 Jul 2012 09:58:48
dont forget on the official website it did say the investors wanted secracy so they wouldnt anounounce anything until its completed
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23 Jul 2012 09:54:20
Beckford might cone back to Leeds this transfer window

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Any source for this or are you just thinking out loud? would love him back

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Not again ... first negative comment I've read today. If he comes back to Leeds, I'll walk Briggate naked and you really wouldn't want that to happen

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23 Jul 2012 09:12:40
Warnock wants to add 8 more signings before start of season. Source: YEP
JenksLeeds

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23 Jul 2012 08:34:57
According to twit.. And FC BRAN we have agreed a fee for Rudy Austin, with the player on his way to uk to agree terms.... v Excited,, just the player we need.. MOT Gingerstreak.

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Fire Sunday night accepted an offer from the English Championship club Leeds United at Austin Rodolphe.

The transition is not complete yet, what remains is that the player carries out a medical test and reseller completed his personal contract with Leeds.

- We agreed with Leeds on the conditions for a transition Sunday night. There have been a calculation for us where we had to measure the value of Rudy's path into the economy of such a transition, and we also believe that the player deserves the chance to transfer to Leeds now, said Rolf Magne Walstad-like the athletic administrative officer at Brann.

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YES YES YES.....

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This reply is translated from SK Brann's website

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Can not waitt to get in the KOP......:)

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23 Jul 2012 08:34:20
word is brann and leeds have agreed a deal for austin

deakko7

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It's on sky sports website agreed on Sunday night

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23 Jul 2012 08:06:44
Leeds have bid rejected for marlon king, now lining up dj Campbell

Chriso {Ed020's Note - source? cause that ones new to me}

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It's on twitter... Itk_transfer,, I spotted that one too.

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Source is journos on twitter

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Yeah that's where I got it, although king was mentioned a week ago as well

Chriso

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No thanks to both, sorry. Chapel A

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22 Jul 2012 23:46:32
busy week,take over to be compleated and as many as four signings.Austin,varney,peltier and a Warnock suprise,keep the faith MOT.Baker78

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22 Jul 2012 22:06:10
SEE FACE LEEDS FANS WITH SNODGRASS IN CORNWALL TODAY....(FACE BOOK --Sandra Downer)

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Just looked up this girl. 9 photos of the team arriving. Snoddy and Ross got photos with her kids and look happy to be with the rest of the squad

Irishphil

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22 Jul 2012 22:04:38
I see Austin scored again today could be the new midfield dynamo we need hope he signs.

Chorley White

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22 Jul 2012 17:26:01
JUST BEEN READING AN ARTICLE ON THE S,S, i WAS INTREGUED BY NEILS COMMENTS BELOW.
QUESTION, Happy here?

Absolutely yeah. I wouldn’t be here otherwise – it would’ve been easier to leave, believe you and me!
I haven’t met [the buyers] so it’s no good me commenting on speculation. But there’s so much happening you’d be naive not to have reassurances, wouldn’t you? the last sentence says it all for me,
Even though he says he hasn't met the buyers, someone in the know HAS REASSURED HIM, take over for sure.M.O.T

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22 Jul 2012 15:08:53
Hi ED and all is it me but no gossip is coming out of this site lately or if it is it is very slow is there a prob Ed with the site? Or is it that you guys are being more selective on what's comming thruough lately,I put out a good question to all Friday and never see it come on any of the sites we have ! Not so much worried about that but more so maybe the site is down/slow or worse being censored by out side forces ! Help the suspense is killing ME laugh out loud Ed any news about takeover from YOU'RE insiders ?? Regards Wingy Mk MOT LEEDS FOR LIFE !! {Ed020's Note - theres alot of rubbish being sent through such as "take over happening today at 5pm.....etc, so me and ed013 have stopped posting it through. other than that, yeah it is pretty quiet}

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22 Jul 2012 19:30:35
Rudolph Austin's current team had told him that he would not be able to join Leeds early next week because they want him to play in another fixture before there transfer window opens in August, however Austin played this weekend for them and got himself yellow carded which is his sixth yellow card and he receives a one match automatic ban which now makes him available to join Leeds sooner rather than later, his manager was apparently not to pleased with him to say the least, the good news from Leeds point of view is that the ban does not get enforced in the English leagues so he is free to play once the deal is complete, apparently he also scored again later in his final match with what has been described as a spectacular lob from the edge of the box, let's hope that he brings the steal we need in mid field and can replicate this form for us.

white4ever......

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