Leeds Rumours Archive May 25 2012

 

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25 May 2012 21:56:22
All this takeover talk is just drivel and resurrected fiction from 2008

Won't happen !

Not by MLSE anyway !

Jmo

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MLSE will have to sell MLS side toronto first before they can have a successful bid

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25 May 2012 21:44:28
i've heard MLSE are making a takeover bid of about £38m in the next few weeks

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Where on earth did you get that from? i assume you mean the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment who mainly own sports teams and facilities in canada

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According to their twitter page the rumours are untrue.

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It will take a lot less than 38M for Leeds, ive heard Bates will walk for less than 10M

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Add a 0 on the end of that 10m. Yes, that is right he wants 100m :- the old fool is living in cloud cuckoo land

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25 May 2012 21:23:53
Leeds United are getting a big takeover

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25 May 2012 20:48:36
The reason ken Bates will not invest i
is because he is at an advance stage
s of negotations to sell the club to an
buyer from russia i know this because i
i am his gardener in monaco he has had meetings for
the last 6 months they look and dress
like mafia

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No there just the people he owes money to

Sir Phillip

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And im KB's dog minder and i deal with a lot of this (dog s**t) while minding his dog so plz give it a rest

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Im his brotheres gardners nephews dog walkers brothers uncle and i think you are chatting s*it

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Dont talk bollox bates is a tight git and thats the only reason hes bleeding us dry the sooner he fecks off the better what has he done except line his own pocket you dont even know who owns leeds get real mate

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Maybe he was having a fancy dress night,stick to pruning

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You seem like an educated person so i presume you know there are two ll´s in BO**OCKS

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Bates has a flat in Monaco, bit much to employ a window box carer.

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You are no longer my gardener now after disclosing my closely guarded secrets when I thought that I could trust you!
signed ------- K Bates aka papa smurf

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Dress more like NODDY... Stop all this Toy Town talk buddy and get real. Go back and play in the garden

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Why would Ken Bates have a gardener when he lives in a block of flats in Monaco, on the 17th floor iirc too. Do you water his hanging baskets? :rolls eyes:

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I have just landed back on earth, from visiting another planet. On this planet news is spreading fast that Ken Bates is going to spend loads of money on getting his beloved Leeds back to the promise land and start caring for the supporters of this great club. I think the person I was talking to on this planet was Kens Ex gardener " ET ".

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25 May 2012 20:38:08
sky sports have stated that Leeds have joined the hunt for James meredith of york city the 24 year old is at the end of his contract and is a free agent, maybe this one will suit Bates? FREE and coming from a lower division LOW wages compared to some.

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Question is ... is he any good? Many a good player has been plucked from lower league obscurity ... Keegan from Scunthorpe to Liverpool, Beckford from Wealdstone to Leeds and even Leicester are at it by signing Vardy from Fleetwood and probably releasing Beckford.

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Its on our page, however it does not mention Leeds once in the story?

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25 May 2012 20:18:01
Villarreal are interested in signing Diouf so I don't think he'll be signing for us.

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They got relegated from La Liga so they are in the Spanish equivalent of the league we are in.

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You mean the same villareal in the Spanish second division

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Villarreal are in a no better position than ourselves as they have just been relegated from la liga.
M.L.K

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25 May 2012 20:11:52
hello leeds fans i am richard branson owner of virgin. recently i talked to your clubs owner ken bates about what he'd want for the club, interms of money, originally he wanted more than i was willing to offer but we eventually came to an agreemant on an undisclosed price that i'm not aloud to tell you so mr.bates says. i also spoke to that harvey bloke and my first job will be to replace him as he is useless but i expect the takeover of your magnificent club to be complete in a few weeks so there will be time for me to invest during the transfer market. thankyou and see you all very soon. ps. i am confirming the rumours on this site about a takeover

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Best laugh i´ve had all day, I think this brings the whole gloomy day to a brighter end. thank you.mot

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At least we can still have a laugh about it all

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Thats the most unbelievable thing thing i have eva heard. surely richard branson would be able to type a hell of a lot better than that. and why would a clever buisness man search for a rumour site to talk about buisness dealings. wat a loser {Ed013's Note - Its a joke mate, I hope!!!}

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I don't care whether it's the teletubbies taking over as long as we get some money to spend on the squad

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Hello Leeds fans and puny low net worth (compared to me) individual 'Branson' - I am Sheikh Mansour of Man City note's richer mate. I'm planning to buy Leeds whereupon I will ...

1. Buy Old Trafford, raze it to the ground and turn it into a car park.

2. Ditto Stamford Bridge

3. Tie Bates to a camel pointing backwards and run him out of town

4. Buy UEFA and get rid of this financial fair play nonsense and then ...

5. Buy all the best players in the world after making them offers they can't refuse

6. Redevelop ER replacing existing seating with comfortable sofas, complimentary cocktails and canapés to be distributed by well fit young women

7. Make UEFA which I will own by then reverse result of 1975 European Cup final

8. To compensate Bayern (only fair) reverse result of 2012 final because I can'

Oh and decapitate a certain Scottish gentleman at the Etihad, which I will also buy for Leeds reserves (keep a bit quiet about this one before the do gooders and bleeding hearts start complaining)

Trust this will be satisfactory

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Haha thank you mr Branson look forward to seeing your plans for the club.

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Thanks mr branson. cant wait to be called a leeds virgin again.
from sue aged 46.

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Not if i ( Sir Phillip Green ) get there first Sir Richard

Sir Phillip

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Lol Does Richard branson really speak with common english language like that.............don't think so.

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Richard, for an outstanding entrepreneur, you have terrible spelling and syntax! How can I take you seriously, now that I know how ill-educated you really are?

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This has the potential to turn into dragons den

Hi, im deborah meaden, and Ken recently told me he wanted an investor to invest 150 million into building a hotel in beeston, he also asked me to invest 30p a candid photo and some used underwear to try and get a young lad from york city to sign a contract. The only business plan he provided me with was an painting of a tiny man running with his huge head smiling clutching a bulging suitcase with 50 notes hanging out of the sides, which had "leeds fans dosh" written on the side. On the back of this painting a tiny flight number, time and destination was written on, monaco the destination.

If it wasnt for the 30p, i would of invested. Therefore, i'm out.

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To be fair richard branston is well known to be dyslexic ;)

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Thanks so much mr branson is fanastic that you found the time to tell us this with all the work you must be doing with the takeover, may i make a suggestion of resigning Andy Hughes for 22million in tribute to his FAMOUS squad number - the best right footed left back ever!!!!

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Am I the only one who finds it worrying that ten people found this bs believeable ?

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I didn't know Richard Branson was an illiterate moron.

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25 May 2012 18:28:18
Joel ward is going to Crystal palace as it says ON YEP and sky sports.

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Until its on the Palace web site, it'd speculation !

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All depends phil hay said he had passed and agreed a deal with leeds on the 9th of may it was reported he had passed a medical and agreed a deal with ipswich last week nothing on the palace website or the portsmouth website saying anything and if its all done and dusted why wait till monday

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Pritty sure its a done deal, sky sports is seldom wrong.

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25 May 2012 17:47:22
There is a very big rumour coming out of ER that the reason the money has dried up is that bates is trying to sell the club but still have a place on the board. It's coming from a lot of sources so it must have some truth in it. Colin has told bates either 'cough up' or he's leaving as he has been sounded out by a couple of clubs who may loose their manager in the close season. You may not think this is true, only time will tell
Keith M O T

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Evidence ?

As much as I don't believe it, I wish it was true !

Having said that we hasn't heard much of the fossil for a while have we ? Even on his beloved Yorkshire Radio!

JMO

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There must be some thing going on kb been queit

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There are lots of rumour s on twitter about a takeover by MLSE (#lufc) but when i checked them out wikipedia some pratt as already changed it to say they already own LU AFC load of bull! someone is playing games !LEMC

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Your rumour is the only thing coming out of ER and its via the downstairs toilet my friend

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25 May 2012 17:28:05
What a joke we are at the moment!.. I thought we had Joel Ward in the bag, then apparantly cant find £400,000 fee! We got £2 million for howson.. almost 2 for Gradel.. Why the hell cant we afford £400,000! FFS! Any news on Diouf? Get him in.. good player..

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It's all pure speculation over the 400k we 'can't find' .

There have been no confirmed quotes from any reliable source yet !

It is all hear say from people like Phil Hay of YEP.

Keep The Faith !

Jmo

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2m for Howson? You'll find we got 750k which might one day become 2mil with add ons

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25 May 2012 16:50:04
I work in the Financial Sector, strong rumour in city that a major investor is weighing up the odds to either but into or buy outright, expect a deal within next 5 weeks. Hope so as I think Bates needs to retire to Monaco and enjoy his later years !!

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What do you do in the financial sector? Probably load cash machines ...

Any evidence ?

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Why do we have to have cynics, I work in share dealing actually ! Only passing on what I have been told, perhaps if you tried to find out the real rumours you might do us all a favour so b******s if you dont want to know rumors keep off the site

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I personaly wouldnt want him to enjoy his later years.....MOT!

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Class I hope it's true all Neil needs is 5million max 2 buy his type of player and and we will get promoted you need athletic clever players in this division and one talented one 2 direct things I think kenny gk Pearce ward White lees df snoddy two quick wingers and a holding mid ( need our captain In mid ) and two new strikers pref strong and quick . Mikeire

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25 May 2012 16:38:24
hearing rumours of possible investors taking a look at lufc... anyone else heard anything?

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25 May 2012 16:05:50
BBC web-site: Steve Harper is open to a loan offer. He was at Brighton last year. Not a bad option if Kenny falls through and Billy Smart wants to save on a transfer fee.

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25 May 2012 15:34:47
The reports of Joel Ward going to Crystal Palace are not correct. He has not yet decided which club he is going to. I personally think he is keen on Leeds and he is allowing them the opportunity to work out a deal.

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The situation is he wants to join Leeds, Leeds are struggling to come up with the funds, Palace are his next preferred choice and will sign for them on Monday, Leeds have the weekend to find the funds to complete the transfer.

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He's gone to Palace!! End of :) Bates out !!

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Hi twitter says ' ready for the long trip up north with the missis' elland road bound?

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I'm seriously contemplating financing this deal myself

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'Hi twitter says ' ready for the long trip up north with the missis' elland road bound?'

you've got the wrong player mate..wake up

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25 May 2012 15:32:55
Kenny
Ward Pearce Whitbread Spurr
Snodgrass Green Derry Diouf
McCormack Becchio

Kenny 250k
Ward 400k (Ward wants to come to Leeds so waiting for a deal to be sorted-part exchange paynter)
Whitbread free
Spurr 100k
Green free
Derry free
Diouf free

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If all we can afford is free's , well i have had enough I want BATES OUT !!! Gj

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McCormack is off and Ward signed for Palace didnt he

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This is not such a bad team and is completely realistic but I think Warnock will do better than this line up

And who knows if new money comes in and Bates goes we could a have a fantastic summer

Fear spreads fear and confidence breeds success I know which I choose MOT

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I too was thinking this is a bad team would not get promoted. No pace up front what we have lacked all last season. Wingers also haven't got pace snods hasn't got great pace and Diouf knocking on. AWFUL TEAM!!!

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25 May 2012 15:04:46
Hearing alot of rumours that bates could sell this club to someone else very soon... Is this true? Anyone explain?
ConnorMOT!

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I dont no about this but my dad was telling me somthing about this but he said 12 month.

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Please be true. Please let a LUFC supporter win the next multi-rollover EuroMillions jackpot.

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Ex Newcastle Chairman Freddie Shepherd rumoured to be interested again.... nothing to support this rumour.

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The sale of Leeds united could explain the apparent reason 450k cannot be raised to acquire Joel Ward. Just a though there is no source and its just my opinion.

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25 May 2012 14:59:20
Bates has told Colin he must sell before he can buy another player. Ward has given Leeds to the weekend to offload someone so he can sign up or he will go to palace.

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25 May 2012 14:50:00
There is a serious twitter message keeps appearing today that NW wont be comin back after his hols....Lack of fund = lack of ambition....enough said, hope he stays because this guy if anybody can get us up.....Give him the cash you Santa look-a-like, start acting like Santa and be the giver of gifts, because you have spend over £1M in legal fees for opening your gob, time to shut it and open your wallett.

The SmurfS!

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Is there really such a thing as a serious Twitter message?

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25 May 2012 13:57:35
On Sky Sports website, Ian Harte has revealed he rejected a move back to Leeds in favour of staying at Reading in the prem (can say i blame him really) so that adds to loosing out to another full back in Joel Ward from Pompey. What a mess, NW wanted 2/3 players in by now, he gonna have his work cutt out when he gets back from hols. MOT

Nickoslick

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I could not see him moving back at all but worth a shot you should aim high all the time you never no what you may get

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Dont get this, how do you turn down Leeds when all we ever did was ask if he interested?, no offer was made, no meeting took place...i dont thinks its Harte turning us down, think its more like a polite enquiry, otherwise, im sure we are getting turned down 100's a times a day

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25 May 2012 13:36:05
A message to NW
Neil since coming to our club you have impressed me . You tell it how it is and come across as an honest straight talking transparent kind of a guy. You told us what you would strive to acheive ie promotion next season, and what you will do to acheive that goal, get rid of the deadwood and get your type of players in as soon as possible.
So Neil you must know the speculation, did you want Joel Ward and if you did were the funds available, if they were and Ward just didnt fancy us us fair enough, if they werent you are probably gonna walk anyway so tell us now you will be respected for it and clarify the situation for a lot of concerned supporters who are sick and tired of the lack of transparency by the hierachy who either lie or dont tell us jot

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Hi there it is I Neil warnock as you maybe blissfully unaware I do read the Leeds united forum after what is a un answerable question from you I've decided to answer the question for you. We've been busy over last 2 weeks looking for a number of certain players however I can't really answer many rumours untill there dealt with. As for quitting that isn't going to happen I've been promised a budget and thats what I'll get if I want more then players have to be sold. Shaun harvey is in charge of transfer dealings while I'm on my holiday and any unfinished dealings could yet come through. When I return from my hols hopefully things will come together rather sharp ish. Hope all Leeds fans have a good summer and get ready for a promotion pushing season next year.

NW

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Hi, if I may beg to differ, the Warlock is anything but transparent, if you think you can see through him then please post his next three signings, and then ask for his job.

tRip

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I dont know whos sadder, the person who thinks he will get an answer from NW or the person pretending to be NW!

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I'd like to think Neil reads the posts. It certainly was a calculated response, however Neil Warnock or not, can't we have something along the lines of......Talks with Drogba, Hazrd and Bale are at an advanced stage and we hope to have them wrapped up before I depart for Skeggy tomorrow"?

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25 May 2012 12:55:01
Are Crystal Palace now a bigger club than us..........sad times if this is true.
with our support/fan base we should be able to buy any player we want at this level. ive backed Bates and defended him in the past,but this Joel Ward saga makes me sick if its true...the saint

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How anyone can disagree with this im not sure

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25 May 2012 13:53:32
Heard it from a famous ex player on a speaking tour that a deal was almost done with Freddie Shepherd to buy the club until a clause was added by KB that he would remain chairman after the buyout. At this point FS walked away. Is this true do you think?

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Freddie Shepherd buying the club has been speculated over for a long time. I only wish it was true.

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Almost he wanted a postion on the board 100%

Sir Phillip

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25 May 2012 12:33:01
Ward has also agreed terms and passed medicals with Leeds and Ipswich, so the Palace deal is not set in stone, looks like he is keeping his options open.

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Not too sure about that, maybe terms agreed but passing medicals, usually means your about to sign?

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No that is not the case, players regularly agree terms and pass medicals whilst still talking to other clubs, happens all the time mate.

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Medicals will only go ahead if you want to sign. why would you do several medicals for different clubs? its not like your medical will change depending on who you are signing for.

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25 May 2012 12:06:23
according to some ward is not on his way but others say him and pearse are like pea's and carrots and he's waitin on a move to leeds! its so early pre season and we are cribbin over a players thats lets be frank wont blow the league apart its only 1 player we've possibly we've missed out on trust me there are alot of clubs in dier straits that leeds can test the water with not just poormouth there rangers and many teams alike that are suffering financially but NOT leeds we have to settle and wait to see what comes of pre season b4 we start cursing the team! but then on the other hand all this talk is makin me a lot more nervous bout next season that i should be to be honest but i've every faith in wornock! MOT p.s get the finger out bates listen to your fans and at least let us know us the fans that support your club that their are funds to spend on fresh new players! irish leeds fan!

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Its the message this sends out. It appears to be common knowledge we have not stumped up 400k to seal it. Where has the Howson money gone? Slightly concerning. Warnock wont stand for it...

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We are not bothered about Joel ward, the commotion is over the fact Leeds havnt got 400k. Where us the money.schmeichel,gradel,howson. 4m to spend there. Let's not forget the 6m for delph.

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With regard to Joel Ward, few Leeds fans will have any idea as to his quality, I agree. But that's not the point. If reports are true, Warnock wanted him, and the club couldn't raise the money for the fee. You say it's only one player, but what about others that Warnock might want to buy? The message appears to be - try to pick up other clubs' rejects, that are available on free transfers. We've been down that road with Simon Grayson, and we know where that ended. If Warnock wants to purchase players, it would seem, he will have to sell the club's best assets first, and then hope some decent players are still left to buy. Of course, reports on the Joel Ward saga may be wrong - if so, both Warnock and Bates should issue a statement to reassure fans who might wigh to invest their hard-earned money in a season ticket. However, I think fans considering buying season tickets should bide their time - the lack of incoming players (I don't think the club could even field 11 senior players at the moment) has a smell about it we're all familiar with. Free transfers, other clubs' players on loan - it is the smell of failure. It is important for Leeds United to remain solvent, but the purpose of Leeds United is not to break even, but to win football matches. No business flourishes without investment. I would call upon Warnock to resign now unless he has guarantees of enough investment to have a good shot at promotion. This is the only way Bates' hand can be forced. Snodgrass has gone out on a limb and told Bates this, but I doubt if he'll be around to suffer the taste of Bates' vindictive vengefulness. Warnock has a key opportunity - threaten to resign now. Otherwise, he'll be sacked within a year for not achieving the impossible - promotion on free transfers.

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25 May 2012 12:04:20
Not being able to get ward is a bloody disgrace im hoping its because warnock has other right backs on his want list, but if its because the club couldnt even raise 450000 pounds... That is terrible, i thought i was sensible before by not being anti-bates but this really takes the biscuit. We're getting rid of all our players, and if the board seems to be under the impression we dont need any more than they can get lost.

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25 May 2012 11:14:25
If we cant raise £400,000 for Joel Ward how are we going to replace the 11 players let go? Thats not including the players who wont sign new deals.

Also Snodgrass wants to see how ambitious we are, well here you go Snoddy

Why dont we allow Warnock to do what he does best and give him the funds to get us back to the Prem, the amount spent to build a squad to get us their will be dwarfed by the amount we receive for being promoted

I used to be one of the only supporters for Bates as he stabilised our club and we looked to be heading in the right direction, but it is now come to pass that all he wants is profit at any cost (leeds not moving forward)

I hope that i am pleasantly surprised by an influx of talented young players before the season starts as their is a long way to go, but for now i am seriously worried

Come on the Mighty White Gods...... MOT!

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We are trying to reduce size of squad so was never going to replace 11 players . the only way we will have a good season is by selling every player that we are offered a good amount of money for and starting from scratch.

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Why all the fuss about bates not being ambitious now . the season b4 last we came 7th and he decided to spend 6m on a museum and exec boxes , he sent out a message then that building a team to gain promotion wasnt a priority to him . 0ur crowds were down by nearly 4 thousand last year bcoz of the prices and the fans not beleiving in the team (11 home defeats) . if he doesnt show any genuine ambition to build this summer the crowds will be down again . as a business man he nows he has to invest or get out so i think things will happen . the sooner the better bcoz its depressing and worrying at the moment . keep the faith ono

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I think if there were people serious about wanting to take over LUFC from KB, if the price was right he would bite their hands off.

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25 May 2012 10:52:28
Looks like Ward is dead in the water, going to Palace looks like. On YEP site:
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/leeds-united/latest-whites-news/leeds-united-whites-set-to-miss-out-on-pompey-star-ward-latest-1-4583397

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He has also agreed terms and past a medical with leeds and ipswich, so I would suggest this is not over yet, he is still keeping his options open.

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Yes it is on the YEP is this statement yet nothing on Portsmouth local paper... So is it a done deal yet not in my eye.s it ain't

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25 May 2012 09:34:24
HOPE WARNOCK WALKS.
THIS WILL REALLY EXPOSE BATES FOR WHAT HE IS.

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Agree 100 % something is seriously wrong at er...(bates) ian harte rejects us, and leeds could not finance 400,000 quid for ward. got to be the laughing stock of intire league. sleeping giant ah, prem football after next season. jog on bates...lufc 4 ever where ever we end up!

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Hope WARNOCK walks. What kind of statement is that ? Obviously not a Leeds Fan, although I can see the colour 'YELLOW' running through your veins mate.

Minor irritation not getting player. We simply move on and find those willing to really want to play for us instead of bottling it after a two week period where the players also talking to other clubs. 'Thats the reality' Nowt to do with not stumping up cash immediately... He just didnt want to come. Not for you, not for me, not for NW.

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That will be great for the team won't it!

Let's NOT hope this happens!

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I agree on all aspects, however I dont see why Harte rejecting us is a factor for all this negativity , he chose to sign an extension with his current club who are far better than us and are also playing PL football next season, its a no brainer really.

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What a stupid comment,why would you want to throw the club into disarray with the resignation of our manager,lets see how things pan out before all this crap.

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Agree 100% with reply no 2 spot on
who is ward anyway ? a full back - get a grip - very minor irritation - we want players who want to play at ER - no others
jog on ward - and jog off original poster - get a life

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Just replying to the comment asking if i am leeds fan following my HOPE WARNOCK QUITS quote.
For your information home and away season ticker holder. if you cant see bates is a bloodsucking crook . come out of your hole and look around.

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Why would you want Warnock to walk, he is an outstanding championship manager, if its just to expose Bates then that is poor, the only thing that will do is ensure we end up in league one with an average manager. Despite the lack of market activity thus far I believe NW will bring in what is required to do the job, besides there is still plenty of time in the transfer market to go! MOT

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Wouldn't want Warnock to leave but if he did, i would bk his decision bcos bates has lured him in on false pretences.

ShepLUFC

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Which club do you support? Quite clearly not Leeds United if you want Neil Warnock to walk away ... and wouldn't you look foolish if Joel Ward was dragging his feet to enable Leeds to conclude the deal, including the departure of Billy Paynter from our shores. Goes to show what rumours can achieve.

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WARNOCK is the only hope we have for next season he is genuine and he's there because of US. He came because of the way Leeds fans support the team. He wants a fighting team and us behind him. U want and encourage him to leave ? Who are you really supporting or what do you really want from your season ticket ? I want 11 Prem players but it aint happening NW or no NW. Get with the program my friend

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I too like many posters here, am again worried that financial constraints and risk avoidance are curtailing the transfer activity required for the team to get into the Premier League.

Am a Leeds supporter for 43 years... I've never felt more pessimistic.

I was shocked when I did a recount and realized how long we've been out of the Premier League.

If Mr Warnock and Mr Bates are not seeing eye to eye on how to get to the premiership... then this cannot continue.

If Mr Bates is not going to be able to arrange the necessary financial conditions for FULL football success, (which means both balanced books and success in the top flight on the field)... then Mr Bates should move over and go attempt to make his own brand of success at a more poorly supported and less noble club than Leeds United.

If Mr Bates is providing reasonable if not perfect financial conditions but Mr Warnock is not satisfied and confident that he can deliver... the Mr Warnock should go.

But this needs be resolved... and resolved now.

After some panic last minute preseason transfer scrambling, we can't wait till 10 game into the season till the team gels and/or we have an idea of whether it will succeed or not.

If we do not get promoted this year... watch ticket and advertising revenues drop... and neither Bates nor Warnock should be in their current position.

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25 May 2012 09:22:27
NEWSFLASH

Joel Ward to sign for Crystal Palace today in todays YEP

Leeds unable to pay the upfront fee as a result pompy have sold to any club who can pay the fee, player wanted to join Leeds but again it looks like Bates will not part with the cash

Cant wait to hear his excuses now.

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All Leeds fans are disgusted at this, but really should not be surprised. Until we get new some new owners of the club we will never compete.

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It's not so much we've missed out on the player that worries me, its the fact that we can't/won't fund a 400,000 transfer fee that's worrying. Wonder what Snodgrass is thinking!!?

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But phil hay did say ipswich was fave to sign him yesterday phil hays likes to spread runours to send leeds fans into meltdown if you have noticed for the resident leeds united writer he does mak a lot of mistakes with his match reports

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Does anyone stop to think about the YEP, KB chucked 'em out of ER, don't you think they have a vested interest in slagging the club off?

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It's been said below but how do we know firstly that Phil Hay has his finger on the pulse of all things Leeds United, and secondly if the reason we won't pay that much is not cos we don't have it, but because NW doesn't think he is worth that much hence the player plus money possibility with Paynter....BUT Portsamouth won't do that cos they need the money. Only a thought!

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Nothing to do with 400k (but we all seem to think so). 'He's so sold on Leeds and really wanted to come'... so why has he been at Crystal Palace three times over recent week(s). Thats where his heart was. Leeds were a nice option but he really wasnt sold on the idea otherwise he would have made it public knowledge and waited sat on the beach in Carribean. 'Thats sooooo difficult to do'

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Just like to ask a question.
Couldnt we raise the money because we havent got it or couldnt we raise it for another reason?
Lets hope warnock has money to spend.

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In fairness there is zilch coming out from any palace sources at all...only Leeds and Ipswich sources...and the ipswich source merely states that we are out of the running not that Palace have got him. Maybe we need to wait till its all official then we can moan

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Think YEP may be wrong as not on CPFC website, keep watching for updates I suppose. But let's not over react, this is Joel Ward we are talking about not Ronaldo for goodness sake.

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25 May 2012 09:13:07
Warnock's now on holiday, I expect nothing now for atleast a few weeks.

I think that this money thing with Ward is actually because we don't think he's worth 450k, hence why we went in for Harte but just got rejected.

Sack the board though. all w**k.

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I do think we should consider all reasons, not just as we couldn't afford it. Its common knowledge that transfer fees are normally paid in instalments. As pompy need cash up front maybe it wasnt the best desicision to spend nearlly 1 mill on two players within the first couple of weeks of the window. we will have no further income this summer unless we sell players so maybe best to hold cash back for first installments of other players that we will sign later in the summer. cup half full?
KarlT

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25 May 2012 07:11:44
It said on Radio this morning that Ward is going to Palace after agreeing terms and undergoing a medical.

Hope they're wrong !

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Hmmm says it in YP too. Doesnt sound promising. If we dont get him it will say a lot about out ambition and financial situation me thinks

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Nothing on palace rumours site only that they were looking at him and if the deal was done and press had that information then im sure that it would be on the site by now cos people cant keep quiet these days lol i still believe that warnock will get the players he needs to push on for promotion and i am glad to see that he is backing snoddy about what he said to the press about signing his new contract lets see who we get in over the coming weeks

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Ward is off to Palace. He had a second meeting with Freedman on Wednesday and deal agreed.

I cant believe we can not find 450, 000 for a second signing. Is the end nigh for Warnock?

A disgruntled white

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Nothing on CPFC official website, top story is an upcoming Beer Festival !!!.
Even if he goes there it's only Joel Ward, not exactly Lionel Messi is he?.

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I thought he had also agreed terms with all the other clubs in the picture after Portsmouth had accepted a fee ie Leeds , Ipswich etc so im not reading too much into it until he signs for someone at which point if that aint Leeds then I dont want him anyway as I only want players who want to be here.

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24 May 2012 23:39:49
The rumours about the Joel Ward deal being off are not true, it doesn't say anything on the Ipswich town website about us being out of the race.
Get a grip.
LS
MOT

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Yes thankfully its not official but if it turns out true... I seriously have no hope for next season. Does bates seriously want to take us up next year or is he just running leeds for the hell of it? But actually now i think of it, things like these rumours could be a ploy
to discourage snoddy from staying. Big
Sam apparantely wants him so it is convenient! Plus bates wants the money from premier league status very bad soni doubt he wouldnt be able to raise funds. There is my analysis anyway. Hope we get
him MOT

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Ward is signing for Ipswich today. Phil Hay has it from a number of sources that Leeds either can't or won't raise the funds. No better source that that on here.

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Ward is joining Ipswich today, Leeds have been unable to raise the 400K up front fee.

Its on the newnow leeds united web page.

No surprise there, also reported there is Ian Harte turned Leeds down 10 days ago.....

Its looking grim and ive renewed my season ticket...wish i hadnt just yet, should have spoke to Snoddy and gone down his route!, I will wait and see who we sign!

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He is oin to Palace......the deal IS OFF..
time for more drasti

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He is off to Palace, nothing making sense at ER at the moment, Bates is playing a dangerous game with the club, the last 18 months seemingly catching up with him and his desire to cash in on every decent player we have/had. MOT

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