Leeds Rumours Archive May 24 2012

 

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24 May 2012 21:59:04
According to the ipswich Town web site Leeds are out of the race to sign Joel Ward, the reason they give is that we cannot raise the money to do the deal believed to be £450.000 if this is indeed true god help us, if we cannot afford Ward who the heck are we going to sign, has beens and loanees again I'm afraid,
another summer of lies and deceit coming out of the boards mouths, I fear for our great club I really do. I am not looking forward to next season already, we are just being slowly destroyed from within, this should not be allowed to happen, it would not be so bad if the board would be transparent as to where all the out going transfer monies have gone. sad sad days ahead.

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This is not the ipswich town website - it is a blog and therefore unofficial ! The west ham one is a blog too! Didn't your mother teach you not to believe everything you read ? unless it's from the horses mouth - it's just hearsay ! lmc

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Its a joke whats happening to are club. Everybody knows who is to blame.
Instead of coming togeather and not buying tickets and showing this Tom t=t, we have got a brain.
Were being robbed of a team by a man who doesn't care about us.
Only we can stop this Cockney!
mot4life

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Its not a blog, its an unofficial website and tends to be very reliable! and if you feel that it dosent matter at all look at the news archive and you will see a previous article the 'Leeds front runners to get Ward'! its not just some random guy blogging

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'are' club is in the first stages of a transition. I think perhaps we ought to give things a chance to develop before we make up 'are' minds and start another hate campaign.

It's not good for the players, it's not good for the manager and it's not good for the club to continue to bombard Bates with this barrage of abuse.

How about we just stop (even if it's just until the start of next season) and give things a chance to develop. The constant negativity from certain corners of the fans cannot be good for prospective players though. Who is going to want to play for a club where NOBODY is good enough for them?!

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24 May 2012 21:56:17
Soon as Arsenal sign M'Vila or Hazard...Frimpong is coming on a season long loan

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How many times can you say. Warnock doesn't do loans.
You speak English?
If it is happening then we need to worry. That is the top and bottom of it.
mot4life

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Frimpong said on sky sports he would love to go back to wolves on loan so he can fight for his place at arsenal. warnock does loans if he has long term injuries or with a view to a permanent contract. neither of these apply to frimpong

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24 May 2012 21:37:28
LEEDS OUT OF WARD RACE FACT !! Leeds, the one-time frontrunners, are believed to have had trouble raising the fee which is understood to be in the region of £450,000.
It's On Ipswich site posted 9pm Gj

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Why would you make this up? If it was true surely you would have posted a link!?

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Yeah just heard same, a chuffing disgrace hope our supporters force bates out.

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Unofficial Ipswich site! just cos they write it doesn't make it fact!

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This is utter rubbish! Nothing on ITFC website. What a stupid post

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Strange, i've just been on the Ipswich town website and no such report, just asking for voulnteers for Ipswich Town cheerleaders

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Nothing on the official Ipswich web-site !! ust more rumours .....

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What because it's on ipswitch RUMOUR site it's fact!! Get real we all panicking cause we havnt signed one of our targets yet but please remember he hasn't signed for anyone yet, until that happens we ain't missed out on nobody just hope all goes well as live in Pompey and he's is regarded very highly and would be great addition to our squad

Jyg

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Must be true if it is on the Ipswich site then, after all the media are always right aren't they !!!

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Naaa thats old news and a naff website - its just been a long haggle with negotiations - the boy wants to come to Leeds - Paynter may go in part exchange - Neil will get his man - just be patient - IF not and he chooses to sign elsewhere based on a few extra quid a month for him and his agent - are not we are better off with a player who wants to play for THE Leeds joining not

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Looked on the Ipswich site and nothing confirming either post the link or bugger off.......

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I just had a look on Ipswich town website and there is no mention of this

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Try 'news now leeds united ' web site its there in black and white

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24 May 2012 20:58:11
i live near thorpe arch and was driveing past the training ground and iam pretty sure i saw joel ward leaveing

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Does anyone know what this guy looks like, I bet his mother couldn't pick him in an I D parade! This sorry transfer needs to be concluded very soon, it's driving me crazy and I know nothing at all about England's most wanted man.

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To be honest, 99% of UK football supporters wouldn't recognise Joel Ward if stood next to him, and that 1% would all be pompey fans. Next.

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I guess you mean 'leaving'; school in the morning young man.

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If you did live near the Leeds training ground, you'd know Thorp doesn't have an "e" on the end of it.

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There is thing called google and theres a pic of him on there

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24 May 2012 19:37:26
Leeds to sign danny rose on a season long loan.

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How many more times is this rubbish going to get posted.....Warnock doesn't do loans and just repeating the same rumour isn't going to make it happen.

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I searched their site and found this...Send out youth on loans ie
Rose, Livermore ,caulker ,naughton, Kane
Carroll ... Coulibably ... Bostock ... Adam maybe you struck lucky..lets get greedy and ask for livermore too. mot4ever

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Not a chance, we do not need loans, we need players who want to be here for the future.

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24 May 2012 18:04:32
-Paddy Kenny to sign as soon as QPR sign Robinson or Gordon.
-Joel Ward deal back on in an exchange deal of paynter and 250k.
-Zac Whitbread to sign on a free from Norwich after being released by Norwich.
-Aidy White wants to stay at Leeds but wants "a fair package,".
- If a deal is not completed, Leeds will sign LB tommy Spurr for 100k, hes a young leeds fan and leeds is his first choice.

Leaving the defence like this:

Ward Whitbread Pearce White/Spurr

RB Ward
CB Whitbread Pearce Kisnorbo Lees
LB White/Spurr (pugh)

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I'd be happy with that, it's realistic as well.

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If this were to happen, then it would be great for the club! Kenny is obviously a decent keeper, not too sure about Ward but a youngster and can develop, Whitbread is full of experience and will be a great addition on a free and Spurr, even though only 22, has some real experience to his name. Captain of Sheffield Wed for a game or two, must have had faith in him. Know he is a Leeds fan and would put 100% effort in every game just like a proper fan would!

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Joel ward deal is off unless something dramatic changes, rumours on twitter tht leeds either wont or cant cum up with the fee

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The fact that Ward has not signed for anyone else could suggest he is waiting for Leeds to sort the deal out, i mean who really takes this long to decide? i think the suggestion that we can't raise 400000 is crap, we didn't seem to struggle with Pearce, more likely they are trying to get him cheaper.

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Kisnorbo? You are deluded. They should cancel his contract. He will be no where near the first team next season

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24 May 2012 17:54:22
Fitz Hall to be a Leeds players by end of the week

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That would be a good move, was excellent during QPR promotion season- proven defender to play alongside Pearce.

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24 May 2012 16:58:29
leeds to finalise joel ward signing next week once paynter completes a medical at portsmouth and agrees terms. fee believed to be less than the 400k being bandied about because of the cash + paynter deal.

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Paynter on 7k a week, pompey could only, and will pay half that at very most. hate to state the obvious, but as snods says, it has to be about the money. outside of lufc i'd be the same. as would any of us. im a london leeds fan since i was 4. now 40, but 1 trophy in going on 40 years, would test any loyal fans, when you think of the s**te that has won things since. I.E chelsea scum, Where where you when you s**t.

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What he is going to sign when warnock on his jollies dont expect anything happening till mid june now

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Hope Paynter is a wealthy man-he won't get paid at Pompey, they run out of money in a few weeks!

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24 May 2012 16:50:31
Ricardo fuller seen comming out of torp arc today. Hope he signs for us .

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He's been released and comes without a fee I believe. Strong guy who could deliver but lacked opportunity at Stoke. I wouldnt be disappointed if this was true. Personally I previously thought he might be the sort of guy we would bring in...lets see how it works out

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I agree with you he would be a good signing for us and hes being realised by Stoke.

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24 May 2012 16:39:11
Leeds united sat to sign simon cox from WBA {Ed013's Note - He has just signed a 1 year contract extension}

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The contract extension was exercised by WBA as they didnt want to lose him on a free when they could get a fee for him. Celtic have bid for him though apparently!

Roboo

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24 May 2012 14:27:31
I know we have moaned on about free transfers over the past few years but there is a few that could seem to do a really good job for us and are not over the hill:

Almunia
Craig Gordon
Julian Faubert
Ivan Klasnic
Herita Illunga
Adriano (dont expect it but just a cheeky one)
Gregg Wylde

Just a few i know they are on the dreaded free transfer list but some decent players that would do a good job at the right price surely ave to be better than danny pugh and michael brown?

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Why are people going on about Gordon he is rubbish if we are going to change then Kenny is better

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Free transfer doesn't mean they are free, they will go to the club who will pay them the most wages and a fat signing on fee, so we can forget about those too!

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Free transfers still command a wage, all of the players listed will want more than Bates is prepared to pay. Realistic targets will be free Championship players, i'm afraid, as their wages will have been low at their previous clubs.

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You forgot to mention Solomon kalou and Jose boswinga

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The 2 McDonalds on one street could surely tempt Adriano.

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I am sorry how can you call gordon rubbish?! He had so much potential when arriving to Sunderland but just suffered horrific injuries from then on, disappointing relaly. but honestly cant see any of the above signing, batesy wont cough up high enough wages for them

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24 May 2012 14:06:11
According to his twitter, Curtis Obeng has been shopping in Leeds today with Clayton. Young rb, signed for swansea in Feb but first team opportunities limited due to performance of Taylor. An indication the Joel ward signing is off?

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Or that Clayton is going Swansea... or just the fact that it is possible for a Leeds United player to have friends at other clubs. Wouldn't read too much in to it.

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No, Obeng was part of Man City's youth team, he'll have grown up with Clayton, also, if you'd keep up with current news, Adam Clayton is transfer listed, why would someone shopping with him indicate that they were coming to Leeds, when Clayton is more than likely going to leave

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Watched obeng a few times while at wrexham,very good player,bags of talent.but wont be leaving swansea

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Obeng and clayton have known eac other since they were kids get your facts right

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Played in youth team at City together plus their GF's are really good friends......TAXI

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Or an indication Clayts is off to Swansea!

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24 May 2012 12:56:09
i can understand why us leeds fans are getting worried if we can't even sign joel ward from portsmouth then how the hell are we going to get premiership class in. that will mean bye bye snoddy. bates out!!

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There has been the odd rumour that we can't get the cash in order to sign him. The chances are that as Portsmouth are in financial turmoil, they want 500k upfront and in their bank balance a.s.a.p.

Just speculation, but maybe it was the same situation with Pearce, paying 500k upfront.

Quite simply we may not have 1m in total to pay Portsmouth up front for 2 players. Leicester have spent 3m, but presumably it is tied up in clauses, and will be paying over at least 12 months.

Once the sale of McCormack goes through it will give us the cash we need to sign him. Portsmouth are not in a position to delay the sale of Ward, so it seems strange why the deal seems to be dragging out. Maybe a few teams like Ipswich cannot pull 500k out of their bank balance.

Just because we don't have loose cash doesn't mean the club isn't in a healthy position. Very rare a club pay a one off fee for a player unless you are a moneybags side.

This is all presumptions, but i'll stay positive for the time being.

(Mickey1992)

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Let super snoddy go
If were not ambitious enough for him then go there is better available on a free like McFadden
Sell snodgrass and McCormack and get beckford and mcfadden

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24 May 2012 12:55:09
Neil Warnock will not leave Leeds. Snodgrass will sign his contract. And Joel Ward will sign part exchange Paynter. The situation at leeds over recent years has obviously got all us die hard fans worried but we need to stop assuming that things will be the same this term. I really think that there is alot of good times ahead. This season yes was a nightmare and yes as said we all fear the worst but we are the best fans in the world of football and we need to stick together and raise the roof off at elland road week in and week out no matter what 11 are on the pitch. MOT FOREVER.

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Thank heavens for a bit of common sense on here at last - Slingsby White

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Its an intresting point, has anybody else heard about portsmouth having transfer restrictions by the football league due to financial situation. maybe part ex-ing players is there only option other than free agents.
KarlT

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Top man... Lets all stop these bad vibes and cross our fingers for good times ahead ... Mot griff

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Well said. Way too much doom and gloom amongst some Leeds supporters at the moment. Onwards and upwards i say... come on Leeds!!

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24 May 2012 12:48:35
What a blinder Warnock has played in his latest interview concerning snodgrass saga ,"i dont blame snodgrass for waiting to see what quality players come into Leeds before he talks about signing a contract ,he has the same concerns as the fans, they are waiting for the club to match his ambition"warnock has put all the pressure on Bates and the board ,Well done Niel classic.

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It's hard being a leeds fan, cos we're so passionate about leeds united.
any other fans would just not support a team like leeds united.
we have a great history, which is excellent, but should not get in the way of, or affect the players, playing for us.
theres extra pressure on leeds players, cos it is leeds united and that pressure is not easded by the expectations on and off the field.
warnock i hope will make all the right decisions, and with money or without it will try and make a good leeds side, who will remain in the championship and hopefully make an assault on the premiership. to all you leeds fans out there, just be patient - it'll come and when it does, we'll enjoy it even more!!! with or without bates & company!!

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I agree whole heartedly with the OP, both Snodgrass and now Colin have played this very well indeed. They get all the fans on board and apply pressure to KB. Lets just hope that it works as KB does not take kindly to criticism.

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Mate no body will put pressure on an 84 yr old millionaire whose been round the block quite a few times. Warnock knows what he thinks and i dont think he'll stay if hes been lied too. But on the same token Bates aint doing anything unless its fiscaklly reponsibible. Im a third gen leeds supporter and have seen the highs and the lows like most my age and while getting back to the premeir league cant come sooner for me I dont wont to be a premiership /championship yoyo team. I get that about Bates...so be strong brothers in arms be patient MOT

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24 May 2012 10:33:34
If the rumours about Paddy Kenny are TRUE then wouldn't that mean a transfer fee?
Why waste that money? Put it towards wages for a released keeper of decent quality.
Craig Gordon
Thomaz Kuszczak
Manuel Almunia
Anyone but Paddy Kenny!

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What you on about?! Paddy Kenny is phenomenal, did you not watch the City game?

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I know he signed for Sheff Wed but why didnt we look at Kirkland.

I know he is not best in the world but would of been a good 1 and 2 him and Lonners

Andy P

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Paddy kenny is a quality signing and would make us very strong and organised defensively

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Craig Gordon should be top of the keeper wish list!

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Paddy Kenny is a good goal keeper and would be better than our keeper now.

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Kenny is good solid keeper much better than londergan who is pony and quality keeper like maneul almunia...really...gordon is good but made of glass agree with kuszckzak would be great signing but really need to have a think who ever posted this....almunia...tut tut tut (shakes head is disbelife)

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Kenny is better than Lonergan with one hand tied behind his back and a blindfold on his eyes!

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Kenny is better than gordon and Lonners Lonners is better than Gordon

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24 May 2012 07:27:27
Decent players on frees - good additions
Whitbread
Faubert
Hargreaves
Klasnic
Cuellar
Hall
G.Hoyte
McFadden
Mattock
Shorey
Tchoyi

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Out of them i'd get:
GK: Guzan
RB: Faubert CB: Whitbread LB: Mattock
LM/RM: Tchoyi
ST: Klasnic

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Yup a few good players there but a few players on big wages so no good for leeds

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Whitbread, Hargreaves, Klasnic, McFadden, Shorey - yes please Mr Chairman.

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Whitbread is a must for me, him, Lees and Pearce for CB's that is solid!

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No thanks to Mattock, he's an awful player and a thug - JamesC

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For the most the above would demand wages far and above what old Papa Smurf would be willing to pay. I'm almost embarrassed at how little confidence I have in Leeds to complete/close prospective signings.

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Micky shorey good experience and we need a left with aids white moving

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As already stated, most of these have been freed by Premiership clubs, hence a higher wage than dribbly beard will pay. We will have to set our sights lower i am afraid.

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24 May 2012 07:26:45
Not a rumour but Ben Watson and £500,000 for Ross would be a good deal from wigan

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24 May 2012 05:08:48
From what I'm hearing tomorrow could be a watershed or Groundhog Day for Leeds United. Sign Joel Ward or NW says bye-bye. How low has our club sunk that he has to give the Chairman and that useless Harvey a kick in the pants to beat off the might Sheff Wed or Ipswich? In a way this slightly reminds me of the situation that developed with the ill-fated away game at St. Andrews, 27 years ago was it? If it hadn't been for the Bradford fire we'd have been kicked out of the league permanent forever which totally saved us and overshadowed the whole incident. Maybe this is our turning point because I believe we will sign Ward later today mainly due to his friendship with Pearce who is already our player but if we don't sign him then I think Warnock is gone and LUFC good as finished. Signing Ward will keep NW here and cause other good signings to happen IMO. I don't even want to think about not bagging Ward. No Ward = NW which = No NW! Signing Ward is pivotal to LUFC.

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What if Joel ward decides he wants he wants to stay down south? What if it's nothing to do with what everyone assumes is happening behind the scenes at Elland road?

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1. I don't think we would have been kicked out of the league for good. Remember, heysel came shortly afterwards
2. I don't think Warnock would quit and if he did would it be such a bad thing? he hardly set the division alight last season.
3. It would not be the end of LUFC.
4. Bates isn't getting any younger, he must be looking to retire in the next few years.

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Cracks appearing already and you trying to paper over them with 1 player,,,,, dosnt sound like the mighty Leeds anymore. Back to league 1 ?

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If colin wants to go let him! We shouldn't have gone for him in the first place, Reading, Southampton, Norwich and Swansea passed their way out of this league with young progressive managers, we went for an old man who sets his team out to kick people. Ward is a good utility player and good prospect, hardly Messi, if he doesn't want to sign never mind and move on.

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KB & SH havent managed to find the 400k for WARD. So how are they going to find funds for anyone else if this single purchase is so hard to complete ? Just cant see both SNODDY or MAC being allowed to stay cus we simply need money to finance the smallest of deals. 'KB financial Maestro'.... NOT

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Get a grip, youre on about ward as it is messi or ronaldo. hes a young defender who has just been relegated. average defenders are 2 a penny come on . just listen to yourself .

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24 May 2012 01:49:10
My brother has been living in portsmouth 4 around two years now. Spoke to him today die hard leeds fan.
I Asked what the word is down that end and he said word down there was,Paynter deal is part of ward deal, just waiting to see what Paynter says and probably medical.
LETS HOPE!
mot4life

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