Leeds Rumours Archive December 27 2011

 

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27 Dec 2011 21:40:47
Leeds looking at the likes of Jutkiewitz and Clingan from Coventry and Billy Sharp from Doncater! MOT.

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They both are not good enough sharp cant play infront of a crowd of more than 10,000 people and jutkiewitz is just awful

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BOOOOOOORING we have been linked with Billy Sharp for years & the Clingan deal never materialised in the summer so why would either of these deals go through in January??

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Considering Sharp would cost 3-3.5m and Clingan 1m thats not going to happen , if both were 30+ and on freebies then maybe. We need pace down the flanks and someone to feed off Keogh, put McCormack in Howson role and Sam or Nunez on wings with Snoddy having a free role across the front. We need a solid back four as that is where we need strengthening in Jan, surely there are some quality lads wanting a game from the Premier who could do us a good job instead of sitting in the satnds such as the lad at City Onuah.

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Clingan and Jutkiewitz won't go for that much! Coventry are in the delegation zone they'd take any kind of money you bear'eds!

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The Clingan deal did not happen in the summer as Coventry sold a centre back to Cardiff for 1m. They needed to sell somebody but Cardiff offered more money for the defender than we did for Clingan, so they sold the defender and kept Clingan, though with 6 months left on his contract it's likely they'll be willing to sell him given that they are getting relegated no matter what.

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Clingan is believable (i think hes in his last year of contract) sharp was a target for leicester and a 4m bid was turned down

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27 Dec 2011 18:16:25
Leeds to sign kenny mclean from st mirren the 18 year old midfielder has been in great form this season in the spl

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But the SPL is a load of rubbish. My nan could score 40 goals a season and she's 76

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I think this lad would be a great signing, watched him against Rangers I think he can be a special player. I heard of him for a while now I hope we sign him.

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Rangers are keen so end of story we can,t compete with Huddersfield Town!

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27 Dec 2011 17:18:31
Leeds to beat Sheffield Wednesday in the race to sign Ben Marshall on a permanent deal from Stoke. Leeds also expected to sign Newcastle's James Tavernier, who is currently on loan at Wednesday, until the end of the season.

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I can Confirm, Leeds have had scouts at Brunton Park this season looking at Tavernier who played 16 times for us before his move to Sheff Wed. Ben Marshall you have no chance of getting unless you wish to part with 2mil. If you do it will be the best money you will spend. What a player who has just singed a new 3yr deal with Stoke. Your scouts have also been up our end watching him over the last 2 seasons.

Good luck.

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27 Dec 2011 16:56:13
Hi lads heard a little rumour fluttering round er when doing some decorating there,simon grayson will have a 5 million war chest in january reason we didnt have many new players in the summer is because grayson was waiting to see how his current team would do and to be honest they havnt done that bad apart from the last 3 games just a few tweeks in area maybe clingan from coventry kilgallon s.underland i would like to see lichaj back perminent

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A few tweeks, more like major surgery is needed, and from what I've seen of Clingan he gives the ball away as bad as out midfielders.

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You know you can only have so many players on loan right?

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I've been saying for weeks that both Bates and Grayson said that he's got 5mil to spend!

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Presumably you were decorating the board room while at the same time the directors were meeting to discuss the transfer budget ?

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27 Dec 2011 11:45:08
Leeds already tied up deals for January 1st. Eric lichaj on loan for rest of season and including playoffs. Alan smith on loan till rest of season in view to permanent contract end of season. Andy keogh on loan till rest of season in view to permanent deal. Danny pugh on loan till end of season in view to permanent deal. Matt kilgallon on loan till rest of season.

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Grayson has already said that Leeds have agrred to sign Danny Pugh in JANUARY so that's at least one of your 'predictions' that's wrong!

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Most of these sound credible without the smith one, he is a has been and would be a step backwards in my opinion

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If this post is true then we are doomed. Pugh - Can do a job, sign him.
Smith - has not played for years, dont sign him.
Keogn - Does not know where the net is, get rid.
Lichaj - Did a job last year but is he match fit?

Not really inspiring are they?

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I hope this is true. Looks good.
GK Lonergan
RB Lichaj
CB Lees
CB Kilgallon
LB White
RW Snodgrass
CM CLayton
CM Howson
LW Pugh
CF Keogh
CF Smith

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Tweeted Eric yesterday, he's a couple of months of coming back. Stop putting carp on here.

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Just another sack of c**p posted by yet another so called leeds fan obsessed with us signing x players

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Lichaj is out injured (til about march i think) and he was a 1st team regular with villa before the injury. smith had the chance this summer but made it perfectly clear he'd rather take the money and not play (something which SG has warned his players about). Wolves want to sell keogh (out of contract in the summer i think) so a loan is unlikely. Pugh will move permanently to leeds in january for approx 500k. Sunderland have a new manager so kilgallon will be trying to impress o neill, although this to me could be the most factually correct rumour

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27 Dec 2011 10:27:18
Massive rumours flying out of ER this morning that S.G to be sacked after the Barnsley game and Zola lined up with a 3-million war chest to take us up this season..! - expect a mass exodus of fringe players to go also

Bates has lost patience with Grayson after shocking performances that has seen Leeds drop out the top 6 and staring mid-table mediocre football - Bates wants Leeds up this season no excuses

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War chest i don t belive new manager possible

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If that's the case I feel sorry for sg he's not had a penny and done an amazing job

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It will cost about 1 million to pay SG off, why not just give him 4 million, he'll get some quality for that kind of money.

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Look at the 32 loan players Grayson has brought in? Yeah, let him loose with money............Clueless!

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Its hardly graysons fault when ken bates has not given him barley any money to spend on new players

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Quote: "Look at the 32 loan players Grayson has brought in? Yeah, let him loose with money............Clueless!"

I actually agree with this post. there has to be a reason why Bates doesnt back Grayson and his record of signing players hardly fills people with insperation. maybe if Grayson was better in the market then Bates would back him more?!

i could be wrong by all means but out of the 32 players we have loaned under grayson, how many would you have back at the club?!

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How can you judge Grayson based on loan signings.
For one: any loan is a gamble. Look at Gary McSheffery. He had a big price tag and big reputation but couldn't do it in league one. I'll be the first to admit I was excited by our signing him.
Secondly, there are only a certain pool of players available for loan. When he isn't given any money to spend he has to look at these players and take what he thinks will work best.
Grayson has had nothing but limited options since arriving at Elland Road and to achieve what he has is nothing short of miraculous. We cannot get promoted on fanbase and history.
I would argue that any other manager coming in could not have achieved the generally consistent, high standards that Grayson has. Especially considering the conditions he has been working under.

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You have got to be joking! I am a lifelong LUFC fan and have to say that I'm sick and tired of the excuses that get posted by other so called LUFC fans.

The current squad is full of crap (sorry, but we just have to admit that besides the history and fan base that we simply are not good enough) except a few exceptional players that we probably won't keep. Get rid of Larry as his track record for signing and loaning are woeful and probably the reason KB gives him no money. Get rid of most of the defence, especially Bruce who plays on his dad's reputation and not his own.
We have a huge squad that we could cut by half and not even notice (except the wage bill would be lower). Then we get a new manager and start to build a squad capable of getting and wanting promotion and most importantly don't forget who gave them the opportunity in the first place (remember Kewell and Beckford?), we might actually start getting somewhere then.

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Why wouldn't he just give sg the three million.. He would therefore be saving money, not paying off sg and probably paying Zola more, just think before making it up!

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27 Dec 2011 10:05:32
word from newcastle is that "alan smith is in talks with Leeds united over a possible move in January but face a fight with west ham intrested"

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Let West Ham have him would not improve
team overpaid overated

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Alan smith Leeds through and through. He will play his heart out to get us promoted

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Please stop with the Alan Smith thing. Would not be match fit and certainly not the player he once was. Let it go would you !

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The team isn't strong enough with 11 players on the pitch. Sign Smith and we will be playing with 10 most matches.

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Aye Smith is from Leeds (Rothwell) and supported them as a lad so perhaps he will do the right thing for Leeds .......... sign for someone else & reduce them to 10 men a match :-p

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