Leeds Rumours Archive July 26 2012

 

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26 Jul 2012 19:20:14
According to the Scotsman NW doesn't hold contemplate bringing in Templeton from Hearts;


-Leeds United have been credited with an interest in Templeton but they are not monitoring him at present. Manager Neil Warnock said the winger is “not someone I’m looking at”.-

Source: The Scotsman.

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He is out of our price range

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26 Jul 2012 16:42:31
Spoke to a mate in france whos cousin lives there apparently leeds have enquired about taking gradel back on loan for season to help with promotion push to premiership

ginnaleeds

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As much as I would like this, it is NEVER going to happen. He is pretty much established in the first team and if he did return to the UK I think it would be to a bottom half premiership team. Also as soon as someone mentions 3rd hand info it all sounds dodgy and very familiar. Friends friend, mate's gardener, uncle's son etc, etc, etc. ALL of these = BS

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Loan players again?! At what point in any of his many interview did Warnock say "And I need to bring in a few season long loans to help things out"

He doesn't like em, so expect very few. Also, we're still buying, so why would we be looking at loaning now?!

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He left leeds because he was home sick, cant ever see him returning to england for anybody

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26 Jul 2012 14:58:02
We've bid for Simeon Jackson. Don't know about the fee or if it will be accepted. From a source close to the Norwich squad.

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Wouldn't be a bad player to play alongside becchio. I mentioned him a couple of weeks ago. Mean shot, very quick. Just not the most composed.

I think if he was a target of warnocks, he would of tried to make it part of the deal with snodgrass. More chance of pushing it through quickly that way.

If like to see someone like him though

Whiterose1919

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Him and 3m for Snodgrass?

Slingsby White

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He would be a good signing he scored a lot of goals at Gillingham and his chances have been limited at Norwich, so he might fancy first team football

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Agree with both above. Would like to see someone like SJ. Rapid and a finisher.

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Was the source one of our ex players over there!

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Our players want to leave to go to norwich, not come the other way.
norwich play attractive football so thats why people want to join them!

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26 Jul 2012 14:57:33
Hearts apparently looking for £1m for Templeton. Surely this is a realistic affordable transfer? Could potentially be a worthy replacement for Snoddy!
RabX

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Was it Hearts we signed Snoddy from? {Ed007's Note - It was Livingston.}

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26 Jul 2012 17:31:59
http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/spl/hearts-want-david-templeton-suitors-to-raise-their-offers-1-2434227

Warnock not interested in templeton... Unfortunately

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Wonder what Hearts fans think of this?Same as us with Snoddy i would think.

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Get him now! Chapel A

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Why isn't he interested? He would be perfect. Tricky, pacey, creative.

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I am sorry to say that I cannot see us spending that kind of money on a player

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Warnock is saying he's not interested but I personally can't see a better, more affordable winger available...
RabX

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26 Jul 2012 14:56:14
Hearts director Sergejus Fedotovas insists the Scottish Premier League club are in no hurry to sell star winger David Templeton this summer.

The 23-year-old has just one year left to run on his contract at Tynecastle, but the Jambos are thought to be holding out for a bid of around £1m.

Several English clubs are believed to be interested in Templeton, with Leeds reportedly leading the chase.

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A third of snoddys transfer fee? what are we waiting for? Get him signed Neil

TeejLUFC

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The Hearts Chairman will hold out for 1.2mil.

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We only buy players that are free or cheap so he will not be joining

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26 Jul 2012 14:47:39
The three players Warnock wants as the icing on the cake are Templeton, Maynard and Beckford.

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I would have Templeton and Maynard

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I think the icing on the cake signings should be templeton, maynard, rhodes, mcguigan and then also get peltier. The championship would be won by Christmas
mot

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Don't we need a right back ??
Havn't we made an offer for Peltier ?

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Wow lets hope so what a team that would make!

TeejLUFC

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Not convinced by Maynard but I would welcome Beckford back anyday. Just because he left to go to a club 2 divisions higher people forget how he can finish. You son't score that many goals by fluke

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Thats your wish list not Warnocks

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We will not be buying them

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Peltier is one of them, and he's said he's not looking at Templeton...

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26 Jul 2012 14:30:44
Norris deal agreed Source OS

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26 Jul 2012 14:18:42
Just been having a look around on the other transfer pages for rumours. A couple of plausible rumours.

Leicester think Beckford could be on his way to us as he's been left out of their last friendly and he's not injured.

West Ham seem to think that there is a good chance that Maynard is also in his way to us.

I think the team is looking good now with the addition of Norris today and I think we only need a right back and maybe two centre forwards and a winger to replace snoddy if he leaves.

Sam luFC

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He was out because he was sick.

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It was Beckford's goal on the last day and last game that get us out of league 1.
wouldn't it be good if that happens again.

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Why do want to go back to league 1? Rather go up from the championship

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I think we are much stronger than last season

Midfield

Kenny

Peltier Pearce ? White


Norris Austin Green

Varney

Becchio. Maca

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26 Jul 2012 14:08:30
Norris has signed from Pompey, on OS now. NW rekons he's a good player, i don't know much about him really.

NickW, MOT

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26 Jul 2012 13:55:37
David Norris deal now agreed on O.S, 3 icings to come!! Boyd/McGugan, Maynard plus CB
o.w

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Would be delighted with two of Boyd, MacKail-Smith, Beckford and Templeton now. Chapel A

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26 Jul 2012 13:40:58
Norris signing confirmed by OS, another good experianced midfielder I love the fact that we will have plenty of options.

What I'm really impressed with is the squad that is being put together, its easy for us on here to start pridicting team line ups I'm just as guilty scribling transfer rumoured targets down on scrap paper to see what NW master plan might be, but i think we all know its not about who has the best 11 players in the divison its who has the right players and enough of them to push through the season. With 3 quality signing added to our squad personally I think it will be the strongest we have had in years! it'll make last seasons look like a bunch of amateurs! Back in our promotion season we had some good talent but lacked any depth and experiance. NW said it may come down to the wire with the last few signings so so will have to wait and see but i'm well looking forward to the coming season! MOT
KarlT

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Well said mate ! at last some constructive comments.

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Good post ; yes not many of the younger lads on here appreciate that its the 'spirit' of the team and the leadership and motivational skills of thr manager that make a strong side - skill yes and professional mature players who can handle the pressure at Elland rd and for when the going gets tough in games - and we havent had that for many years !

The side is starting to achieve the right mix of experience and maturity
( plus 3 young flare players to arrive next ) Neil is the man to carry them and motivate them and give them BELIEF
and that is what wins promotion not individuals alone

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Think we will have a team that's hard to beat, but IMO we need a midfield playmaker. Austin will be the destroyer, we need a MacAllister. Don't know who tho.

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Just what i was talking to dingle at work today about! on paper leicester had by far the best team in the championship and look were they finished! is not about having the best team its about having the right players at the right time! marching on without snoddy..

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Great and constructive post. If we do get a couple ph higher profile signings to round NW's good and patient work, I for one am more positive than I've been since the good days before Ridsdale gpt it so wrong. MOT.

Slingsby White

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26 Jul 2012 13:17:32
OS Dave Norris signed subject to medical!
Is that why weve been in the south west pre season so we can bring then back on the bus to leeds??

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Portsmouth, South West?
JB

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26 Jul 2012 12:33:15
Sale of Snoddy and purchase of journeymen and free transfers from Portsmouth points to one thing. Takeover/investment is either off or will not be completed in time for closure of the transfer window. Look forward to a battle against relegation and a team of grafters devoid of any flair or real talent. If there are any new owners they should be renegotiating the sale price as the only thing of value left is the fan base.

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Do you support Huddersfield ? NW has brought in some quality championship players, far better than the ones let go, so not sure what the basis for your opinion comes from ?
Who would you expect to see coming in during the transfer window, Modric ?
Rob LUFC

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Yeah and the fan base is worth more than any footballer who leaves or steps out on that pitch, without the fans you don't have a club! Positivity required! MOT SussexLeeds

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You are so far from the truth you can get, this team we have now is better then last years. And it will be stregthen before kuli is over........

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I think comments like this åre unfair, er all know. Warnocks reputation and at least jeep the faith until at least christmas

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Let's get some facts out there how many goals did Snodgrass score last season in the league answer 13

Norris 8 in a team going from trouble to disaster

Season before that Snodgrass 6

Norris 9 end of look at the whole picture

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Snoddy is'nt as fantastic as everyone makes out and im sure with the players NW has brought in and is going to be bringing in we will have a good shot at promotion! i think NW has more than enough experience of taking teams to the premiership, i think he knows what kind of player to bring in.

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Another negative comment! I seem to remember these type of comments about Sgt Wilkos signings, his view was that you need certain types of players to get out of this division. Similar view to NW.

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Stop with the negativity! In the summer of 2011 Reading sold two important players (Matt Mills & Shane Long) - and Reading didn't do too bad did they?
We've sold 'big' players before, and Leeds Utd just continues on. NW has been there, seen it, done it! Put your trust in him.

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Wow, nice negativity there. Trust warnock and his signings, am I right in thinking he has numerous promotions from this league and you have none, yes. Under higher calibre managers varney has done well, Norris is a quality midfield. Quite frankly I think your the sort of person only happy at signing a foreign player or "big name". That's all well and good, still need a squad!

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Ashdown for free is a good sub keeper. Jason Pearce is a quality CB which we are desperately in need of. David Norris will provide good competition in CM and chip in with a few goals. Luke Varney offers high work rate with an ability to play on either wing or up front.
All for a grand total of about 800,000 Good business I think

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I'm fed up of impatient people saying "oh the takeover has fallen through" expecting it to be done over night and everything be all shiny and happy. These things take a long time and if you want them to go right you shouldnt care how long it takes. We've brought in some decent players and i'm sure we'll bring in more.

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Not sure this is the right place for this,but it seems obvious to me that or beloved Mr Bates seems keen on signing Portsmouth players,is this anything to do with him purchasing them when he has sold the mighty Whites,just a thought...mot

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Would rather have a team of grafters getting the job done with simple football than spending a few million on somebody who is just going to mess about with it for the sake of it. Everybody goes on about having flair and other buzz words like that. I'd rather see 11 men keep the ball and win 1-0 that all the trouble we had last season.

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I don't think you could be more negative if you tried! Look at the QPR team that Neil won this division with a couple of seasons ago, not exactly full of superstars by a long shot! They just worked hard and were well organised. I think we can look forward to that this coming season with our new look LUFC. Aside from Gray (don't see the point myself) I think our signings have been pretty decent. According to Neil he's still chasing first team players too.
Regarding the takeover, I'm not an expert by any means but these things can take a long time. I live in Leicester and their take over a couple of years ago took ages!
Have patience everyone and just enjoy the goal fests of pre-season! - JamesC

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End of the day, the team we had before didnt get us promoted. NW has got teams promoted before with not so many big names, but with players that are hard workers and want to be at the club. End of the day lets get behind the manager and the team. Hopefully with the gk and defs we bin buying will help sure up the leaky defence which cost us so bad last season! MOT!!

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Snodgrass & Howson didn't want to play for Leeds.

Norris, Varney & Pearce, do want to play for Leeds.

People seem to forget that.

Macca72

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Original poster is the worst type of fan, if he is a fan, nothing but whingers and moaners, if we get boyd i will be more than happy the way our squad is shaping up

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Talking rubbish. Snodgrass replacable and disappeared along with the rest last year and the year before towards the end. Squad now full of experience, backbone and desire to win. Couple of flare players added and we'll be fine.

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We;ve already got a better midfield than last year and with the addition of Austin it can only get better,as for takeover it will happen wouldn:t you go through the books with a fine toothcomb if anything belonged to Bates.

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Negative or what ? When your getting hammered or should i say anihilated, at home , 5 nil or 7 - 3 it's time for change.

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Not if the fans are all like you,support the team or do one.

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Lets face facts, it took the "fantastic" midfield of Johnson, Howson and Snodgrass how long to get out of League 1? Norwich are doomed so stop panicking and have faith in Neil Warnock.

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A true fan does not care if you win or lose, just as long as you try your best!
A true fan will follow a team at its lowest point, to highest point.
A true fan will sing and shout even if all hope is lost.
That is all that counts.

If you do this you are a fan!!!

That's the end of it.

DJM

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I really like Snodgrass as a player but I think alot of people have put too much of an emphasis on him due to him been one of only a few 'flair' players over the last couple of seasons. I'm sad to see him go but he is easily replaceable - I think it's shaping up to be a strong squad & I think more than anything we can look forward to having a decent defence which is something we haven't had in a long time. Can't understand the negativity, things seem to be lookin good. AB

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Ed's why do they moan??its not you fault I know!every1 got a right to-speak but come on what a downer.run out happy pills have you??This squad is all about winning they all want to play for our mighty club LEEDS most could get better wages from the chasing clubs.NW is pinching them from under their noses!REMEMBER.We DON'T PAY THE BEST!! Players come cause of the LEEDS name and Us YES us! And wear shirt with pride youl see !!Prima donas weve all payed good money to
see them over last few years,and been let DOWN BADLEY NW was never going to play THE SPURS way to get out of this division you need hard work and plenty players who lay their bodies on line to win!That's what we will defo get from Warnocks teams then when safe and in premier you can expect MORE ... So lay off him happy bol..x or go support some1 else like udders !! WINGY MK LEEDS FOR LIFE ...MOT

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Midfield of Norris 8 goals last season

Green a full international played in euros

Austin who looks like a powerhouse

Varney can play left wing right wing midfield and scored 10 goals and 6 in the league premiership

Or paynter Nunez and clayton says it all really Norris is better than howson and you will see when we kick off the season


Or clayton and brown

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Agree with original poster. Where is the pace NW promised? This team is worse than when we were in league one when we had Beckford Gradel, Kilkenny, Howson, Johnson and Snoddy. If you cant see that then you are deluded

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Miserable git, stay off if you cant be positive, at least these players seem to want to commit to the club.unlike snodgrass

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26 Jul 2012 12:28:56
Routledge to sign from qpr

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He would be a great signing, but he's at Swansea and they payed a reported 2 million for him last season so he wont come cheap.

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Routledge is at Swansea i believe.

TeejLUFC

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He plays for Swansea, it would help if you could at least get my of your nonsence right.

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Is that the same routledge that plays for swansea keep up mate

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He plays for Swansea

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Routledge plays for Swansea Not QPR

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26 Jul 2012 12:28:03
Reading NW comments about Snod departure on OS Warnock coming across well and is impressing me. Certainly tells it like it is. Can you imagine if we meet Norwich in a cup competition?

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I agree i think ever since he has come in he has made all the right noises, and it is common knowledge he knows his stuff particularly in this division so im not going to worry too much about snodgrass etc. Reading Gray's bit on the OS he definately has the passion and WANTS to play for Leeds thats what we need and although he is old he still looks a good player.

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You won't know which team to cheer for.

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Well it will have to be in a cup, because unlike Norwich we'll be in the Premiership next year!

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Norris adds strength to the midfield Leeds were great with the ball but crap without it plus Austin in there with green Norris we have to have players than can do it all. Not one or the other.

Let's see what the icing on the cake signings are Boyd looks to be coming of that happens we will forget Snodgrass super quick

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Yeah, but who'd have the home dressing room?

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It will be worse if we meet portsmouth in cup lol

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Never mind if we get them in the cup, how good would it be if we went up! and they went down! LOL!

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I would bet money on snodgrass being a championship player next season and howson, hughton massively overated and no way near as good as lambert, norwich will struggle next season, nothing but positive thoughts about nw squad, remeber sgt wilkos promotion team, good players at this standard who can get us promoted

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26 Jul 2012 12:26:46
hi all snodgrass wont hack it in the premier league he will be moaning about his back all the time! he is only good for championship/league 1 we will replace him with some one that actually wants leeds to succeed and get the club back to where we belong and come may we will be going up and HOWSON JOHNSON SNODGRASS will be back in championship who agrees how funny would that be??

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Too right delia is running for a big fall,,, ash luafc black

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I can see what you are saying, but Howson and Snodgrass have said in the past that they would like to play premier league football, not saying with Leeds, and Johnson was crap.

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Not sure about funny, but I'd happily sign all three in the event of that happening. Chapel A

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Snodgrass did want leeds to sucseed why would you say that :/

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Rather than hate players who leave us shouldn't we be asking ourselves why they want to leave?

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All good players and dunno how you can say johnson was crap. these players wanted to stay with leeds but we have no future so why do you blame them leaving?

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Very funny indeed. I don't think Chris Hughton is as good as Paul Lambert and hopefully the Canaries will be sunk by Valentine's Day.

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26 Jul 2012 12:26:19
Not so much a rumour but a comment on our current situation.
I'm fed up of impatient people saying "oh the takeover has fallen through" expecting it to be done over night and everything be all shiny and happy. These things take a long time and if you want them to go right you shouldnt care how long it takes. We've brought in some decent players and i'm sure we'll bring in more. Conentrate more on the football and stop trying to be businessmen! Rant over :)

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Totally agree, as i posted in response yesterday, of this includes the bit back of the ground and thorpe arch, then it may will be tied UP in red tape by

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To be honest I don't care if the takeover is a fact or fiction, Warnock is pulling in people who will give their everything, and thats all I want to see.

Can't believe Bates is paying for any or this, so that bodes well, Lets have patience till, xmas?

Leeds4alongtime

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26 Jul 2012 12:14:32
Takeover in 2 weeks source http://www.arabianbusiness.com/bahrain-s-leeds-utd-takeover-likely-in-2-weeks-report-467428.html

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Takeover what takeover

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26 Jul 2012 12:14:09
I think aidy white could be a key player this seasoni am sure nw and his staff are working on his final 3rd play(remember lennon he could chase bikes that ladbut no end product.now look at him)i am a leeds supporter and live in derby(yes,ive had a few pelters over the years)....as 4 snod well!!thats a stepping stone move!motKEA.

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I reckon white signed new contract cos he was promised right wing slot knowing snoddy was going to be sold.

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I have always been disappointed in his end product however since signing his new deal he has scored in both games. Granted against lower league opposition but still it is looking promising regarding his development.

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Maybe Aidy White will be our 'new' Snodgrass. He has more pace than Snoddy but probably needs a bit of fine tuning just now! An excellent prospect though.

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26 Jul 2012 12:13:13
Any truth in the Lewis McGugan rumours? I've always rated the lad, not sure how much he'd cost? MasonLeeds

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26 Jul 2012 12:12:41
Are we treating the Shrews game as the first of the season? I can't get to loads of games but generally do the first and last, christmas and a few inbetween. But is it Shrews or Wolves? Thoughts?

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Personally if its hard to get to games I would go to shrewsbury and watch Wolves down the Pub seen as its on the tele.

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I'm a season ticket holder and going to both but Wolves will be a closer game and a better atmosphere mate

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Go for Wolves mate. A good pointer for how things will pan out with the new look Leeds seeing as they have been relegated. Big posse of Bridlington Whites going by train. You'll see us in Wetherspoons at 9.30 when we land. MOT

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26 Jul 2012 12:07:33
A few points, i think the comment that ken bates rang snodgrass drunk and asking him when he is going to sign the contract is the most believable thing on here, ive dealt with the man and thats exactly what he would do.

lets wish snodgrass all the best, bates has made promises to us all including simon grayson and the reality is he doesnt want to put any money in, any sales proceeds he wants to keep, his choice as its his money, its a short career and snoddy needs to cash in now.

he is now in a corner because if the deal doesnt happen, and its 50:50 then he needs to face the wrath of the supporters which will mean last seasons hostility would be a walk in the park compared to this season, so to avoid warnock leaving he has had to put money in, the selling snodgrass so he can get the money is a red herring, they would have agreed a net assett value early when the sale price was agreed, so selling players would not change anything, as i say its 50:50 so they need to sell snodgrass to raise cash, and the consortium may have a member of the royal family involved but dont expect fortunes to be spent, they guy doesnt have a good reputation in racing and struggles to pay his debts, there is a saying, be careful what you wish for, and that may still be true in this case. but lets hope, warnock is the man and is building a good squad, snoddy whilst very good is not critical to anything, our friends across the pennines sold ronaldo and still went on to win the league.

j

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It isn't his money... the money from the sales he isn't legally allowed to take? I could buy just one share in Leeds united and then i would be part owner so he cannot steal the clubs money off all the shareholders. If he takes money shares go down because the club is worth less. Fed up of everyone saying he is pocketing it, granted he may not be putting it back into the transfer budget but if he was pocketing it for all these years he'd be in jail by now and for a long time.

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Snodgrass wasn't sold because we needed the money, he was sold because he refused everything warnock offered him,so averything you say is bs

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Haven't you heard of share dividends. Why post rubbish you don't understand

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Read the comment again, selling snodgrass doesn't mean bates can take the money, as it's an asset of the club which the nett asset value would have already been agreed. as I have bought 5 business and done dd Ido know what I am talking about, by the way what has share dividends got to do with it, ken is the only shareholder.if the deal is 50.50 the only way we could do the deals is by selling snoddy, if we had a rich buyer in the wings we would have done what we did with Beckford and let him see out his contract {Ed001's Note - he could pay it to himself in consultancy fees.}

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26 Jul 2012 12:04:56
Is there only me thats got my feet on the ground! Whoever thinks we are going to get any of the transfer money from snoddy must be living on cloud cuckoo land. That money going straight into Bates back pocket! We will only be getting players via free transfers or for a couple hundred grand from clubs in trouble. I also dont think any takeover will happen just a little investment into the club by somebody. We realy need to wake up. We are not going to be another man city or chelsea and sooner we realise that the better.
MOT MALLY LUFC

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Mate I am with you 100% never was a take-over it's a load of cobblers!

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I don't think anybody thinks we are going to be the next man city. Also would it really take this long for a small investment? It's got to be a big investment or a takeover.

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How can you be so negative about everything, then put MOT at the end of it. It seems to me that you're insights are here purely to start arguments. That's not exactly marching on together, now, is it?

1. It's a takeover. Warnock has even said as much
2. There's no telling what will happen to the money frmo the Snodgrass sale, but being that we're in the middle of a takeover, it's highly unlikely that the buying party will allow Bates to bang it in his back pocket as a parting gift.
4. I doubt that Warnock would still be here if money for player sales or some financial backing wasn't available for him to strengthen the squad.
3. We seem to have bought pretty wisely so far spending the way we have been. It's not the cost of the player, it's the quality.

Get behind the manager, get behind the players, and stop being so negative!

MOT

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So Mr Angry, you are the fountain of all knowledge are you ? You know for a fact that all money goes into Papa Smurf's back pocket (haven't we spent a bit of cash already this week ?)and that no take over will definately not happen (all the statements and comments from far more qualified people than you seem to differ in opinion !)
Have some optimism and get behind the club or wind ya neck in !
Rob LUFC

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Time will tell. I do agree we aren't going to be a ManCity / Chelsea but too early to say its all doom and gloom. Takeover is taking too long and is affecting this years chances BUT access to money is no guarantee of going up anyway...

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For the need of due dilligence to be carried out the investment has to be formore than 40% ownership...so the small investment thing is a load of bollox!

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I dus agree, First you have to look at warnocks record, my wife is palace fan (god help her) and he did well there with certain mr jordan in charge. If this take over is correct, and the rumors are of å consortium,they will be all dorring the i and crossing the t, pkus there iabrhe issue of the griund and traing facilty purchase, people wake UP and think how quick the council will move on this, especially now with the Police court case

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I agree Warnock has said 'the new owners' so a takeover seems most likely. It also appears that the money that is coming in from the sale of players is not being reinvested in the team and that is how it has been for several years.

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26 Jul 2012 12:04:51
I'm a Leeds fan living in Brighton and my son plays for Brighton Youth Accademy. Apparently there is a lot of talk around the club of Mckail-Smith leaving in this window with Leeds being mentioned. But then again who aren't leeds being linked with? I'd prefer Beckford, but prefer Craig over Maynard. What do you think Ed? TommyLUFCsouth {Ed020's Note - the names cropping up abit now, i remember them goals he scored against us in the 3-3 draw, would definitley be a decent striker, but he did taper off towards the end which worrys me}

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How many strikers do we need?
Rogers, Varney, Gray, Somma, Becchio, McCormack, Snodgrass....
Hmm. Take Snod and Mac out of that list and five is about right...
Why do we always seem to have more strikers than midfielders and never have adequate cover for our defence?

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Not entirely true, Snodgrass, Rogers and Varney will more than likely be playing an attacking midfield role, not a strikers role which leaves us with McCromack (if he stays), Becchio and Somma who both struggled with injury last season, we definitely need a goal scorer as injuries are likely! MOT SussexLeeds

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Because the five strikers you have just mentioned are nowhere near good enough to hack it in this league let alone get us out of it.

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Agree completely with you Tommy -would massively prefer MacKail to Maynard, but Beckford would be my first and number one choice! Chapel A

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26 Jul 2012 12:04:48
Is there only me thats got my feet on the ground! Whoever thinks we are going to get any of the transfer money from snoddy must be living on cloud cuckoo land. That money going straight into Bates back pocket! We will only be getting players via free transfers or for a couple hundred grand from clubs in trouble. I also dont think any takeover will happen just a little investment into the club by somebody. We realy need to wake up. We are not going to be another man city or chelsea and sooner we realise that the better.
MOT MALLY LUFC

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26 Jul 2012 12:01:41
I'm really starting to think that the supposed takeover is no more. I was a firm believer at first that something was good was going to happen to our club. And with the signings we've made I was more than happy to keep believing. However, I feel if the club had something to tell us they would want to. And it's been going on for too long without any progress to of been made.

I get the feeling it's going to be another " I'm afraid the supporters and supporters trust scared of the investors/ buyers with their constant need to know attitude in a Club they have no stake in."

Famous ken bates will blame it on the fans again.

The due dilligince was Ongoing for months before they released the statement. It cannot still be going on now. And if it is, that means their is a problem that isn't simple to find a solution to. With bares still at the helm, he will make no compromise and I'm sure he'll still b in charge come the beginning of the season

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Well i have to agree with you its been going on for 2 long and if it was going to happen and if it was any good then snodgrass would not of jumped ship

the last statement that mr warnock made he looked a bit pi...d off to say the least.

at the end off the day its not fair to keep united fans that pay there money on tickets shirts and sky. that i have no dought that thay work hard for

i cant see a reason to keep it quite like thay have done for so long

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My take has always been as follows:
NW has been asked to do his usual
'shoestring' thing in this window,
with the understanding that the new
investors will be happy to dip into
their pockets if necessary at Christmas.
Chapel A

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Come on guys bates asalready told you want he thinks of us fans u morons stay away until hes fuked off and dont fall for his invest/takeover s*** its all crap that comes from bates

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26 Jul 2012 11:41:36
how do some people know that the deal is stalling becouse of bates

we are not 100% who the take over people are if any

weather it will happen or not getting a bit fed up with all the crap that peaple are putting on here

such as take done fact it will be today

bates rang snodgrass drunk in the middle of the night

what bull
gazza

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26 Jul 2012 11:41:04
for god sake,were leeds united since when did we beg people to stay at the club?!if snoddy wants to go to norwhich then good,we want players at this club that want to get us back were we belong,we want players that were the shirt with pride,its obvs that snoddy doesnt care about us!hes not going to norwhich to play pl football! hes going for the money,hell realise how much of a mistake tht hes made when it comes to this time next year and were looking fordward to playing the likes of scum,arsenal,city,chelsea!hell be looking fordward to be playing charlton,hudds,sheffield

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Mate, i think warnock did the right thing begging him, he wanted to build the team around him, really dissapointerd in snoddy really thought he loved us

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I think the club let Snodgrass down one too many times.
Please stay, it'll all be different this time, you know I love you, it's just that...

I feel Snods has had about enough of the abusive relationship. Off to the refuge that is Norwich, where all his many ambitions will be equally unfulfilled... a season in the Prem and another two in the Championship.

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Yes i agree he said is self he as hurd it all before must be god dam bad if you have to go to norwich from leeds
as the world gone mad

scaree the thing about it. at the momment it does not look like a backward step

not any thing like when mcallister went to coventy that was a backward step and for money

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I think it's simply the fact that Snoddy owes it to himself to pit himself against the best. He's tried his damnedest to get there with us, but as he reaches the mid-point in his 20s, he's taking what anyone who's followed his career closely knows will have been a far from easy decision for him. It's sadly the price we pay for being out of the top flight for so long -and for the mismanagement at all levels that's plagued the club these past few years. Shame, but Snoddy has been a terrific servant, and in my eyes at least, deserves respect and thanks as he leaves for his efforts and contribution. Chapel A

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26 Jul 2012 11:36:16
Jack collison as a replacement for snodgrass? Not particularly quick but a strong tough tackeling lad with potential, would fit into a Leeds united team well in my opinion, oh and this isn't a rumour just a player I think could do well
LouisLeeds

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26 Jul 2012 11:18:15
Why don't we go for some loan signings like Roque Santa Cruz and Vladimir Weiss. Both decent players with points to prove. We could get them on season long loans couldn't we?

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Or more to the point try and sign them as they go into the final year of their contracts this coming season. MOT SussexLeeds

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Cos Warnock doesn't like loans and would prefer to build a team of people dedicated to the club. Makes absolute sense to me.

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But if you can get a loanee who bangs in 10-15 goals a season, what's the harm? Let's not forget what Yeboah did when he first came to Leeds, and if we win promotion these guys could well sign on...

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NO LOANS ... we must have learned something from Simon Grayson's reign.

JDC

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I think Santa Cruz is a bit "up in the clouds" as Man city will be looking to cut their wage budget in time for FIFA Financial fair play so they'll want his wages paying (which will probably total more than our entire team on bates wages.) But i can see Weiss really prospering in a team which will no doubt be a solid, direct passing team.

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26 Jul 2012 11:13:17
Hi Ed, any chance of putting this post up?

Mckail-Smith & George Boyd in a swap deal for McCormack + £1.5 - £2million or so? Not a rumour just a thought. Sound plausible Ed?
JNLUFC

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Thats a good one, how can you swap one player with two players that play for different clubs......anyone got a hacksaw? MOT SussexLeeds

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Great call -I would love those pair at Leeds (whatever it takes, eh!) Chapel A

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26 Jul 2012 11:11:40
Im not bothered in the slightest about snodgrass leaving. He is a good championship player that would get you goals, however, he lacks pace to be a premiership player. To predictable as well always cutting in on his left foot. We recieved a good sum for him and we should spend it wisely on Boyd and Templeton. Also with need a forward and should go for maynard or dj campbell. Also Zak whitbread on a free, come on good player for this level! What you reckon ed?

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Zak whitbread has signed for leicester 2 year deal

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Whitbread just signed for Leicester

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Whitbread has joined the foxes

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Whit bread plays for leicter now

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Agree whitbread would have been a good signing. Should defo go for boyd.

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We can only spend the money if Ken allows and he didn't allow it to be spent when we sold Gradel, Howson Delph or Schmiechel so why do you think he will now

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Agree with your comments on Snograss. Good championship player but lacks pace and other dimensions to be good Prem player. Prem defenders should minimise his ability to affect game and he won't get time and space like in Championship.
Crossroads for the club now. Get some marque signings in and we should go up. Add more squad players and average Championship players and we will be mid table. Time will tell...

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26 Jul 2012 11:02:37
David Norris will become a Leeds United player today after opting for Leeds over a switch to Sheffield Wednesday.

A very strong core group of players coming together now, add to that the 3/4 excellent signings that Warnock is looking to capture and all of a sudden we have a very competitve team more than capable of getting us out this league.

mot

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It looks like the Portsmouth team from last season and they got relegated

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We don't really have a problem scoring goals... our issue is conceding them.
Warnock has so far brought in mostly strikers.
Where is the defence?
Competitive?
With whom?
Grimsby?
You know nowt.

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Only because of going into admin so lost points

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OP here,

Brought in mostly strikers? one striker out of 9 signings my friend, varney is seen as a winger by most, so I would have to say that you know nowt, to quote your pathetic phrase

I also know as do most people with a shred of knowledge or understanding that these are the type of players that will get you out of this league with a little bit of quality added which is what we are going to get.

Also to the first reply portsmouth actually gained enough points to stay up last season even though there was a massive amount of uncertainty over the future of the club.

It was actually the points deduction that sent them down.

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26 Jul 2012 10:56:24
Don't know about anyone else's but here's my final comment on Snoddy after which not really bothered about mentioning him again NW ......... Snoddy made it clear he no longer wanted to play for the club.....says it all i think!

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26 Jul 2012 10:48:49
snodgrass deal t0 be done same day bates leave he gets v profit fair play bates u should get a job with lord sugar or a vampire cult

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The money for snodgrass will go back into the club. The books have already been scrutinised. Any sale of any player will count as a sale of asset, therefore Bates wont be able to get any of it as the money will belong to the club.

Give over with the nonsense about Bates taking money for player sales. The players belong to the club...

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26 Jul 2012 10:48:39
£3mill for Snoddy could be good move for Leeds, should be more than enough to buy Peltier and George Boyd, as well as tabling a decent bid for either Beckford or Maynard! Sad to see Snoddy go but if it means we can get 2/3 quality players in with his transfer money I would be happy

eskimo MOT

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26 Jul 2012 10:45:20
this seasons kit numbers:
1.Paddy Kenny
2. Lee Peliter
3. Adam Drury
4. Rudy Austin
5. Jason Pearce
6. Tom Lees
7. Robbie Rogers
8. Michael Brown
9. NEW SIGNING!
10. Luciano Becchio
11. Luke Varney
12. Jamie Ashdown
13. Billy Paynter (until sold)
14. Paddy Kisnorbo
15. Paul Green
16. Danny Pugh
17. Andy Gray
18. NEW SIGNING!
19. Craine (if signed)
20. Ramon Nunez (until sold)
21. Zac Thompson
22. Dominic Poleon
23. Rob Snodgrass (but will go to Norwich)
24. Sanchez Payne
25. Nathan Turner
26. Leigh Bromby
27. Davide Somma
28. Aidy White
29. Lewis Turner
30. Alex Carines
31. Charlie Taylor
32. Andy O'Brien (until sold)
44. Ross McCormack

There could be more signings but i know two will fill up them numbers.

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We need to trim a load of excess rubbish from that list

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Mccormack will be sold

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Defensively I think we look more solid than we have for quite some time now, however with Snodgrass leaving I fail in the current situation to see where our flair is coming from. MOT SussexLeeds

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44 players i thought we was cutting back

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Where on earth do you get 44 players from, they are squad numbers, count them I'll think you'll find there are 33 players, spanishwhite.

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26 Jul 2012 10:19:21
Fort snoddy would of stayed the money
We will get for we pay for some good willing
Young talent to replace him and even nw mite even
Try a bid for nicky Maynard

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26 Jul 2012 09:56:36
The more I read about Warnock's attempts to keep Snodgrass at Elland Road, the more angry I become. No manager of Leeds United should have to get down on his knees (because that's how it sounds) to convince the club captain to stay.

I don't agree with abusing players just because they want to move on, but I think it's equally important not to overstate a player's importance.

At the end of the day, Snodgrass decided he wanted to leave Leeds United just as things are beginning to look positive. At the end of the day that's a kick in the balls for every Leeds fan.

Snodgrass was a top-level - though NOT outstanding - Championship player. Gordon Strachan he certainly wasn't.

We move on. We March on. Together.

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Very well said sir. real leeds fans don't forget the good times but equally we understand that during the bad times we have to keep the faith , keep our pride and continue marching on together. we are the 12th man and will continue to support our club with or without bates and snodgrass. MOT! come on leeds!!

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One of the best posts I've read in ages, top stuff mate - JamesC

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100% agree with this post. Its disgraceful.

TeejLUFC

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Totally agree in that this is one of the best posts i've read !

DW

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Its not neil or any leeds offical to get on there knees for anyone,,,, the damage has been done ages ago by KEN BATES,,, keep the faith and in neil we trust ash luafc black SC MOT

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26 Jul 2012 09:53:56
Anyone that doesn't want to play for this great club are traitors to the shirt. This should be past as a law in the house of commons and lords if needs be. Bring back the birch and then put them in the stocks. If this fails then put them in front of a firing squad. I aim to please.

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26 Jul 2012 09:07:52
last night LUST said due dilligance was completing, the buyers were ready to step in but something which they do not know is holding it up and its on leeds end. maybe bates is waiting for his final payoff ie snoddy.....

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This is what i said about a week ago and i gt slated for it. its true tho, bates is stalling and thats a fact.

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Hopefully:)

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26 Jul 2012 07:05:13
I copied this from the Leicester rumour site. I hope Beckford is one of the players having a medical with us. I know quite a lot of people don't like him, but I think he is a great goal scorer, and would love to see him back with us. He loves our club even though he left for greener pastures. He did ok at everton, scored the same amount of goals as Saha and was only playing a bit part...lets welcome back our prodigal son if he returns.

Fredh. MOT ...in Warnock we trust

24 Jul 2012 18:49:21
beckford off to leeds,now takeover gone through


Not a prayer !!!


Could be true. He didn't feature in the friendly against Hinckley


They can have we have got super vardy


Pearson sed he was ill


They can have him, thinks he's sick, gets paid too much!


Their takeover hasn't gone through though, so clearly you're misinformed/lying.


Are Leeds really gonna pay 25k a week to a player who scored 9 league goals ,ast year

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Pay 25k a week? Leeds? Are we f##k! Offered snoddy 15k a week to make him top paid so what's the rest of squad on? Half or a third of beckfords wage at leicester!? Hey beckford come back for half your current wage... bet he will! No loyalty its all about money now a days.

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Beckford would not fit in with warnock i see him at town to replace rhodes

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I thought there was a 20k cap this season?

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26 Jul 2012 08:52:42
This is getting beyond a joke now,with the supposed take over,wonder if Snoddy would have wanted to stay if the take over would have happened by now

Either the new owner hasnt got the cash or Bates is dodging dealing are more complex than people thought

If it isnt going to happen this week i dont think it will happen at all

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Takeover stalling cos of some of the cloak and dagger bates deals

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26 Jul 2012 08:33:02
Why do you all assume that any money from any sale of our players is there to be spent on replacements? Have you learned nothing at all from the last 7 years?

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Good point, fairly made.
I think on the quiet and because of the lack of information we are all sub consciously thinking exactly this but want someone else to say it.
JB

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26 Jul 2012 08:24:02
I love Snodgrass and am sorry to see him go but wish him all the best and want to thank him for his efforts. Leeds though will move on and its worth remembering that 13 clubs finished above us last season without Snodgrass in their sides so its best looking at this season as a new beginning and Ross for me can go if he wants, there's better out there.

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26 Jul 2012 04:05:22
Snodgrass moving all about his higher wages. Just like Warnock said "he had his head turned". Once his agent told him, that was it. He knew he couldn't play for us on 15 a week and get 25 a week at Norwich. Snodgrass making out it is for the good of his international career is garbage and a cover up. He was already getting selected for Scotland. Bag the money Leeds and spread the goodness around in midfield and attack. You can start with Templeton and what the heck Boyd too and use rest toward Maynard coup.

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I think it's about furtherin his career. He's seen time and time again lesser players get called up to the national squad and him miss out. He needs to be playing at the highest possible level, so why wouldn't he want to leave. It's not like it's been a bed of roses here.

I wish him well, but I honestly dont think its about money.

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26 Jul 2012 00:16:19
I spoke to becchio at the game earlier... It's 100% that snoddy has gone, he's deffo staying tho, got his signature on my shirt too. What a legend, really nice guy

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26 Jul 2012 00:11:52
George Boyd linked with Leeds, would be a perfect replacement for Snodgrass. Quick, both-footed, great shot, intelligent, great at dribbling also he'd be cheap. Look at this guy on YouTube! He's a god.
ConnorMOT!

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Certainly wouldn't be against this signing but he's no quicker than snoddy.

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Agree almost perfect replacement for him

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Do they put s*** clips on you tube? Isn't that how we got Nunez and Rudolph. Are we saving money on scouting as well.

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This would be a horrible step down. Boyd has never cut it in the Championship and never will.

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Boyd is good, but he is not quick. he has admitted he needs to work on his change of pace.

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Boyd would be great at Elland Road -different class on the ball. Agree, we would still need some pace -would suggest Templeton on the other wing, with the rest of the Snoddy (or McCormack) money. Exciting thought! Chapel A

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25 Jul 2012 23:52:29
Dundee united have taken Steve McLean On trial which may open pathway for jinny russell to join leeds

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25 Jul 2012 23:48:26
David Norris has turned down Wednesday to join Leeds also heard we are interested in Stephen dobbie

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I hope the Dobbie one is true..He is a class act

DW

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If we get either Boyd or dobbie Snodgrass will be a distant memory. Both much better than Snodgrass Boyd is available as won't sign new contract

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25 Jul 2012 22:37:02
David Norris is set to sign for Leeds United on a free and Greg Halford to sign for Nottingham Forest in next 48 hours.
Source:daily telegraph
LufC

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25 Jul 2012 22:34:02
Chairman lust reckons due dilligence complete.
JB

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He knows sweet fa. Wondered when they'd start spouting off again reckoning to know something. They have no official capacity what so ever.

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