Leeds Rumours Archive June 27 2011

 

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27 Jun 2011 21:31:41
Ed is there a definitely a new home kit out this season? If so how do u know coz they usually bring it out before the season ends. {Ed015's Note - Yes there is, wish it would bloody hurry up aswell! and no idea when its out, during pre-season im guessing.... rather unusual for leeds}

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My mate went into the shop a few weeks ago asking about it and he got told that they are just waiting for a sponsor.

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Same thing happened when Red Kite ended up sponsoring shirts

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Its an all black kit lol

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We didnt bring the new kit out at the end of the season because we were away. You dont get the publicity as if it was at home.

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People are just deseprate to believe theirs something big going down, when in reality their isnt anything.
I think he;s holding it back for the pre season friendly with Newcastle. Should shift a few and put money on the doors with extra arses on seats that wouldnt have usually gone. Bates isnt thick

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27 Jun 2011 20:45:20
Ed, do you reckon we could get Craig Gordon from Sunderland? {Ed015's Note - no}

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27 Jun 2011 22:20:42
On Twitter 'TransferTalk_11' have posted that Jonathon Woodgate is to sign for a Championship club. Possibly Leeds after all the speculation.

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More likely Leicester with all the cash they're spunking out. and Sven rates him.

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It is going to be Leicester

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Agreed, they seem to be doing a Man City and hoping to get all the players just because they have the money

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Could be Leeds, but Woodgate is a middleboro supporter and did really well for them in his time there. I was looking at his career stats, and even when he was at leeds, he never played a full season, never played more than 30 games, i think he needs a good preseason and a good run of football. Leeds would be ideal with the medical team here, Harvey Sharman has done great with getting kisbo back.

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Hes a crock and would simply be on the treatment table all season whilst draining wages we cant afford to loose. We need a player thats more reliable to survive this season. Look at it this way Boro is his home, and his team, if he drops down he's more likely to play for them then he is us. Say he owes us all you like, he doesnt owe us anything. We sold him and he didnt want to leave, why would he return? If your looking at it materially then he;ll go to a club that can pay much higher wages than we can. Stop dwelling on past players returning, we need young hungry lads to take us forward not a drain on our finances.

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27 Jun 2011 22:06:29
im a leeds fan that lives in london i have heard a strong rumour from a good source that i can not reveal that ross turnbull is coming to leeds on a season long loan with a option to buy at the end of the loan. He will be our number 1 Personally i think will be a good move. Should be confirmed at end of the week if everything goes to plan.

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I think that could definately be an option. Theres only so long a keeper with bags of potential can rot away in reserves. He must be bored of his luxury apartment in chelsea by now. I think Rachubka will be competing with someone like this, I cant see Grayson bringing in a big name goalie. I think hes gonna spend the money on the defence and midfield and get 2 average goalkeepers. If we got Turnbull, he got potential but no experience hardly of first team. He is awesome on football manager tho ;-P

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He has only just and I meen only just signed a new contract at chelsea so doubt it

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27 Jun 2011 22:04:38
Leeds united are in talks with unamed players and will be announced this week

Bowyer
Smith
Woodgate
Maik Taylor are in the frame.

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Hmmm believe it when i see/hear it

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Give up already its the same three names, what is the likeliness we'll get all three? We would struggle too pay one of them the wages their after on our budget Enter reality people

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Loving the "unamed players"...

Reminds me of the pre-season game away at York a few years ago when they scored a goal and the announcer stated it was scored by "Mr X - The Trialist"

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Smith? Woodgate? The treatment room will be fully occupied then.

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27 Jun 2011 21:16:50
Leeds are looking at signing Newcastle 'Keeper Tim Krul on a season long loan. Krul would like more first team football and with Forster back at Newcastle, Krul would like to move for the season. Grayson is also looking at Alex Smithies, Lee Grant and Tom Kuszcak

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I so want this to be true , however I very much doubt Newcaslte will let him go out on loan as he played a lot of games for them last season...hope I'm wrong though as he would be an amazing signing

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Krul i number 1 at newcastle now so that would not b happening. instead of speculating lets just sit back and see what happens

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27 Jun 2011 21:01:52
Aron Gunnarsson to sign 1st july out of contract at CCFC.

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27 Jun 2011 20:44:38
vito mannone is the new number 1 at leeds it will be announced with the first two weeks in july my source. a drunken mannone last weekend in hull.

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27 Jun 2011 20:38:03
Shay given not a chance think about it, man city will defo want a call back clause in the contract then where would we be, whoever comes in will be permanent smithies I hope he is class.

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27 Jun 2011 20:31:55
With contract situations like Gradel's, who has one year left, couldn't we offer a new contract with slightly improved terms for 2-3 years and a minimum fee release clause? That way he might wish to stay on and help us win promotion and then if we don't go up someone can buy him out for the minimum fee. Just a suggestion Simon ;) Keep the faith anyway. MOT

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It would be much more beneficial to offer him a new contract with higher wages, much more so then trying to replace him with money that we'll never see once he left

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27 Jun 2011 20:12:45
Ali Al-Habsi from Bolton. Simon reckons he is World Class keeper in the making and is going to stretch the boat finance wise to get him. Fact. {Ed015's Note - Wont happen}

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Can't believe how many ppl on here know grayson-its Simon this Simon that Simon rates this player. Grayson should be sacked for spouting his mouth off to you all. What's that oh you made it up

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Wigan can't afford the 4m to get him so wegot no chance

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27 Jun 2011 19:51:32
Leeds 2 sign at least 2 players b4 they report back 2 Thorpe arch
Monty and a keeper
Heard Grayson is happy with his efforts just waiting 4 contracts 2 end so they can join the Mighty Whites
Keith LUFC

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27 Jun 2011 19:48:57
shay given to be our number 1 on a season long loan

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I just can t see this one happening

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Shay Givens wages would make Bates spill his green tea all over his beard. No chance im afraid. Would be quality tho

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27 Jun 2011 19:48:53
Makes me laugh coz people flap over new signings. Stop doubting and just wait and after a few weeks things will be going somewhere. Things will be in the pipeline we hav no idea about, n some more players might get sold but so wot we will replace them. Read back at old transfer forums n still people flapped and had no idea who was comin and going, but it turns out ok.players like snoddy came and most ppl didn't hav a clue who he was but look at him now. So keep faith and if it takes a few season 2 get up then so wot, let's just get behind the boys and help them. MOT

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Good point. Who could ever forget the contribution made by bessone, paynter, collins, clayton, gonzalez, bannan, livermore, sam, watt etc etc etc Leeds legends.
Only worry is how gormless can possibly top last seasons transfer extravaganza?

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Idiot so called Leeds fan. We are no longer a selling club nor do we need to be. I want premiership football ASAP so if you were manager you'd buy players that noone's heard of, bring them on as a player and then sell...clueless

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Finally someone with sense

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27 Jun 2011 19:44:38
hey anyone know when i can apply for Southampton tickets? {Ed015's Note - check Leeds webite}

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If you look under 'tickets' on the official site theres nothing up yet except details for the Newcastle friendly and the Bradford City match.

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27 Jun 2011 19:14:57
Heard that Simon Grayson is after Jens Lehmann as the experienced keeper.

Lehmann enjoyed his time back playing and Grayson feels he could be good to coach the youngsters.

Will be offered a 3 year deal as player/coach with option to play a 2nd year if he performs well this season.

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Too old past it now.

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Where did you hear that, sounds unlikely.

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Heard it from some Germans that i know - apparently he was intending to return to Schalke, but they don't want him now so he's advised his agent to look for a club in England where he could get some games - Leeds are a club he's interested in.
He's no that past it - look at David James - he's a year younger and plays in the championship- Jens makes him look like a non-league keeper and his defense organization skills and communication are far better than kaspers were

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27 Jun 2011 18:52:25
A mate of mine was at a sports dinner over the weekend and said there was a football agent cant remember his name sat on his table. He claims leeds new goalkeeper will be Marton fullop who i beleive is at Ipswich. Is he any good ? i know he was at Sunderland. {Ed015's Note - abit past it, not sure if hes still at ipswich}

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A bit past it Ed? He's only 28 {Ed015's Note - i never meant in age, he isnt the quality he used to be}

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27 Jun 2011 18:43:18
shay given to sign on a season long loan, while paynter on way out

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Total rubbish

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Given has said before that he would consider dropping down a level for first team action. kasper was on 16k a week. we sold him for 1 mill (20k a week). this means we can pay a keeper 36k a week and ave not changed the budget and have a better keeper for a season (possibly with a view to buy if we go up)

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Take Given any day. But paynter is a decent replacement for becchio when injured or suspended or rested. Play 4-4-2 start mccormak and becchio and back up have somma and paynter

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27 Jun 2011 18:38:20
Anyone else think that Leeds haven't released details about the new kit, due to them waiting for a big signing (or two) coming in to model it?

Or is it purely down to not having a sponsor yet?

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Theirs no Sponsor and deffo no huge signing. At the mo we showing no sign of Ambition....
But this week should reveal all....M.O.T

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Might be something 2 do with them not having a new kit this season {Ed015's Note - we do havea new home kit this season}

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No 'Big' signing will be coming to model it, Jeez {Ed015's Note - i duno... ild love to see a few footballers wifes in my leeds kit ;) }

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Their is no conspiracy behind it, the simple fact is we haven't got a sponsor. People are looking too deep into it, because they want something to happen. It won't

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I thought NetFlights had another year? (Ed. can you confirm?) {Ed001's Note - I can't be 100% as they could have negotiated an extension, but the initial deal was a 3 year deal signed in 2008.}

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Netflights were bought our by Thomas Cook. They are negotiating to take over the shirt sponsorship, but they want they Club Travel arrangements too. Ken is reluctant to give this up, as its very profitable A compromise will be reached and a deal will be done Worry Not. MOT

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Was in club shop last week & was told by staff still waiting for new sponsor

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{Ed015's Note - i duno... ild love to see a few footballers wifes in my leeds kit ;) }

I bet you would ;)

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27 Jun 2011 17:41:18
paynter needs to go he had his chance at the end of last season and was rubbish. Sell him and bring in the money for new midfielders and defenders and play somma more.... {Ed015's Note - He spent most season injured, everyone deserves a proper chance}

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Ed I agree we are so negative on here at the mo {Ed015's Note - People need more faith in Grayson}

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Paynter decent 2nd choice. Play 4-4-2 becchio and mccormak starting 2nd team somma and paynter

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Paynter hasn't had much of a chance as he was injured at star of season and hardly started... if you go to any games at all you would know that he was improving towards end of season...

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27 Jun 2011 17:38:43
ed has king been released by birmingham??(marlon) {Ed015's Note - He only just signed for them..... wrong forum aswell}

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27 Jun 2011 17:32:51
ED hear wot u say but Kasper was a decent YOUNG keeper Killa on his day was a decent centre midfielder Bradders nearly gone and Max and Snods interesting a few clubs
It may not b a disaster but with 3 days left till the players return 2 Thorpe arch 1 30 year old is all we have 2 show 4 all the scouting done
I really hope your right and a QUALITY squad is just around the corner {Ed015's Note - Am i ever wrong? ... please dont answer that LOL. transfer window opens on Friday, Grayson has said to expect signings! }

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27 Jun 2011 17:20:46
Concerned of Leeds
Dear Dedrie I'm afraid my club is falling apart it's chairman is abusing it's kinfolk and selling off anybody who is worth any money. The manager seems 2 either b scared of said chairman and players laugh when we tell them how much they can earn at our club
Please help us b4 it's 2 L8 {Ed015's Note - we have sold 1 goalkeeper....not exactly a disaster}

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Has the season started yet without me knowing, why not get off everyones back and lets see what happens at crunch, kick off start of season, we are leeds

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Get a grip tranfer window hasnt even started yet we get 2 month to strenghen the squad calm down n be patiant

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What a nugget what time u due back in the padded cell.......

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He will only sell players he is willing to replace and strengthen. Bates know's that he can get more money if we go up so he will look to get the squad stronger the promtion race this season coming.

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27 Jun 2011 17:17:46
kasper as completed his move to leicester, signed a three year deal

source: official Leeds united website

Who does everyone reckon we should buy for our number one???

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It will never happen {Ed015's Note - its happened}

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Alex smithies, huddersfield goalkeeper, said to be very good

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Smithies please

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Shay given {Ed015's Note - Wages?}

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I would love to see Alex Smithies but according to Grayson he's looking for another Senior Goalkeeper, So don't know if Smithies fits that mould. Hope he is but i have a suspicion that Rachubka is gonna be the No1. Not all bad he seems like a very good Goalkeeper

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Buy are you having a laugh, there could be a few out of contract some were that we can afford be bates wont spend any money

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Fraser Forster please

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Smithies as he has great potential otherwise Given on season long loan

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I think we should get Lucas Radebe back to play in net.

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Julian speroni ??

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27 Jun 2011 17:02:25
this coming season is massive for leeds, we will see if bates and grayson have any real ambition with the sort of players they sign, and must keep Gradel

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The rewards for going up are vast , up to 90 mill for a club like Leeds . Bates should spend to ensure quality players to get us promotion and then the money will roll in.

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27 Jun 2011 15:16:35
You heard anything today ed? This mist be the quietest day in Leeds rumour page history? {Ed015's Note - Kasper has left and Gradel is stil linked with a 2mil - 2.5mil move to west ham, nothing else to report, sorry guys, been a quite day here in west yorkshire}

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27 Jun 2011 13:49:40
ed whats the latest news??

deakko MOT {Ed015's Note - Kasper has left and Gradel is stil linked with a 2mil - 2.5mil move to west ham, nothing else to report, sorry guys, been a quite day here in west yorkshire}

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Gradel wont go that cheap. He's a quality player in my opinion one of the best. We rejected 3.5Mil for Snoddy, cant see Gradel going for less.

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27 Jun 2011 16:51:41
Gabbadon in talks with leeds only.problem is west ham want to buy max gradel i say no deal

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Why would Gradel have anything to do with a deal for Danny Gabbidon? Gabbidon is a free agent.

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27 Jun 2011 16:40:16
Don't shoot the messinger rumours in wales is grayson has put in an offer for steve mcphail to return to elland road and enquired about mark hudson centre back

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27 Jun 2011 16:33:52
Put your money on McCormack being top goalscorer in league come on Larry pick him mot

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27 Jun 2011 16:24:11
Kasper having medical at leicester on sky sports news, mot

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He's in Denmark. {Ed015's Note - He has signed a 3year deal with leicester}

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27 Jun 2011 16:16:09
BREAKING NEWS...Kasper has offically signed for Leicester City for an undisclosed fee, thought to be 1mil

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Hope there's some promotion and appearance clauses tucked in there too.

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And they signed Neil Danns

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1.5 million i think it was.... Also heard rumours a goalkeeper who plays for the dingles could be on his way to ER (alex smithies) reliable source... His dad who is a teacher at my bros school

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27 Jun 2011 14:28:28
What a load of rubbish, nothing in the sun about snodgrass, will go Newcastle tho, 4.5 mil and pay smiths wages 4 a aeason

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Lol yeah right
what do you think ed? {Ed015's Note - not a chance}

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Snoddy wont go for less than 8 mil and newcastle have said smith can join us on a free

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27 Jun 2011 12:59:45
Snodgrass signing for Newcastle for £4.000.000 rumoured to be three year deal being offered

doubt it coz theres a 8 million price tag on him

source the sun

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No way is Snoddy worth 8 mil if that is how much Van der Vaart is worth

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It doesn't matter how much he's worth, he's under contract and that's how much the club want for him. It's that or he plays for Leeds till the end of his contract.

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27 Jun 2011 11:17:35
Snodgrass signing for Newcastle for £4.000.000 rumoured to be three year deal being offered.

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Yeah right

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So why would we turn down 5 million from Norwich and accept less from Newcastle then??

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What a load of BS. Leeds put an £8,000,000 price tag on his head.

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Leeds have put an £8m+ price tag on Snodgrass.

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Snodgrass have been valued at £8 million - so why would they sell him for £4m?

What's your source?

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If he does I'd wager that Smith will be coming the other way

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I thought that Norwich only offered £3.5m

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No way

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We didn't reject 5million. We rejected 3.5 million.

If we were offered 5million the majority up front there's no way Bates would turn that down when he's only got a year left on his contract. 8mil price tag was just paper talk.

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Been on Sky, you might not want it to happen and that's understandable, but it seems Leeds don't have the money some of you seem to think they have.As in all these things there's no smoke without fire.Get used to it.

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6 million at a very minimum with 8 the more likely. The only way this deal would possibly go through if alan smith came to us for free and newcastle paid his wages MOT

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I Believe it was £3.5million bid we turned down from not £5million
The £8million price tag is just as much a rumour as him going to Newcastle. I think Bates would sell for £4-5million to be honest

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Been on sky? funny as i have there transfer clockwatch open and have done all day and haven't once seen this on there.

someone else posting rumours that are just that.

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Leeds will except 4m for a player with only 1 year on his contract. We're a selling club at the moment. Delph went and we could not afford to keep Beckford

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Pretty sure Snoddy has 2 years left on his contract.

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Snodgrass will stay so shut your trap #
from your loving chairmen Ken Bates

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27 Jun 2011 08:05:43
Leeds supposedly tracking David nugent still early days but sg wants a proven championship goalscorer. Don't know if this is true but would be brilliant if it came together

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Nugent is crap and hes old.. that would be a backwards step

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Hopefully not What the heck do we need another striker for?

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Last year, Becchio 19, Nugent 13. who's the proven Championship goalscorer?

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Nugent is class would be great signing

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Proven Championship goalscorer?? Becchio, Gradel, Somma, McCormack, Howson etc...

Don't think we really need to worry about 'proven goalscorers' do we?

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He's on £50k a week, we wouldn't go near that.

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He would demand to be first choice, Grayson only signs players willing to fight for a place.

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Hes good enough to get in our team mot

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David Nugent to leeds would be a awful move rubbish player

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Don't need him got 3 quality strikers and Billy. Kenneth and Grayson need to focus on CM and CB

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27 Jun 2011 00:11:57
Leeds to sign one of these 3 goalkeepers,

Fraser Forster, Alex Smithies, Thomas Kuzszack. Hope it's Forster.

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Forster 2nd choice for me, I'd love smithies to sign for us, he's brilliant and his value will triple in a couple of years time.

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I agree with the above, but he costs already triple the amount we are willing to pay.

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Apparently its Smithies

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Alex smithies dad is a teacher at my brothers high school in dewsbury. apparently smithies is looking to stay in yourkshire with leeds his preferred desitination. and that is from his dads mouth... thornhill community science college is the school he works at FACT

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Yeah i've heard that too, my mates dad head of englishthere and his dad says he's in promising talks with leeds

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