Leeds Rumours Archive September 27 2012

 

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27 Sep 2012 22:30:52
a deal has been signed so FGH can buy LUFC ie KB out SN.

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Catch up will ya

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Thanks phil hay
Russjon

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27 Sep 2012 22:01:35
Kenwin Jones & Jermaine Beckford are Neil Warnock's main targets for January. But Beckford could join on loan before then if takeover goes through and funds are made available.

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Hope so jones power and pace aerial threat something NW would want no doubt

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27 Sep 2012 19:59:22
Heard that when we get taken over NW is looking to get Simon Church and Jermaine Beckford on loan and max gradel wants back at Leeds MOT

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I work with a hardcore HTFC fan, and believe you me weve come nose to nose many of times over clubs, and its funny how everyone were linked with.......so are Town.
He tells me SG has a big kitty and is ready to pounce for both JB & SC real soon.

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But we are Leeds! As and when we get investment, such players, confident in their own abilities, will always choose us ahead of the likes of HT -and will even wait for us, if we're clearly interested...Chapel A

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27 Sep 2012 22:30:01
It isn't the real Max Gradel on twitter!

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Chapel A, imo i must add, the Beckford fiasco is a toss up between who Beckford loves more SG or LUFC itself ?
In my eyes its Leeds but SG does summat for Beckford and i can't work out
MIGHTY WHITES FAN {Ed013's Note - Or maybe Neil hasn't bid for him}

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To the obsessives and Beckford's family members who wax on about Beckford coming back to Leeds. Look at the team that beat Forest, Everton and narrowly got beat by Hull and Cardiff. Am I the only one who could not see Beckford putting in a shift like the rest of the lads? The Team that NW has put together has no room for passengers. I'm not sure that whoever bangs on about beckford fully appreciates what is happening at ER under NW or indeed fully appreciates the full make up of a squad and what type of personality is required in that squad to make it work and not lie down and not to know when it is beat. Like what we have now without Beckford. He had his chance as did Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson. I believe we are on to something here with NW. Hopefully it is without Beckford, Gradel, Snodgrass et al. So please stop it with the obsessive touretted outbursts.
Jedburgh White

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So u wouldn't want max back i couldnt care less bout beckford no co but maxi was a class act

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27 Sep 2012 19:42:34
I'm very close to nw family and I can tell you that they believe beckford will sign for Leeds tomorrow and gradel to follow next week. Watch this space!

person'ages white MOT

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Gradel can't next week the transfer window has closed and this applies to signing of loan and permanent transfers from abroad. if he comes back at all it will be january at the earliest

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What is it with always wanting ex players back. Two quality players I agree but we always seem to narrow down who we want to see a ER.

StevenLufc

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Rubbish he says won't be a big name player just a squad player won't be this week will be start of next. Suppose nw phone you up to tell you first.

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Beckford just signed for Udders...so thats clear nonsense

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27 Sep 2012 16:35:12
not sure if this has been posted..

http://www.thebeatengeneration.co.uk/ownership/tbg_ownership.pdf

FSF was bought out by Ken Bates. So Ken bought 70% of LCH. Therefore if that happened, LCH is the 100% owner of LUFC with Bates owning 70% of LCH.

Bates is the chairman of LCH as well as LUFC. Hence his involement in whats going on..
So, with these new owners buying LCH doesnt mean they are just buying 27% of LUFC but possibly more?

Just a theory.

Sebs.

MOT

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Surely if LHC own 100% of LUFC and the investors are, as their statement suggests, purchasing LCH then they will own 100% of LUFC not 23%.

However Bates may still be involved if they are only buying KBs shares in LHC as he is also a shareholder of the company which owns the other 30%...I think...Possibly...time will tell

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To original poster - I tried to post that link last night (my time) or yesterday morning (your time).

The way I interpret that diagram is that IF GFH are buying 100% of LCH then they will be the soul owners of LUFC. That is, of course, provided that the ownership structure is still the same and KB hasn't split FSF, or any part of the other 27% of shares, away from LCH.

I say IF GFH are buying 100% of LCH because in the letter that has been published it doesn't clearly state whether they intend on acquiring LCH as a whole, or what - it simply states "GFH would like to confirm that GFH Capital Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Gulf Finance House, has signed an exclusive agreement to lead and arrange the acquisition of Leeds City Holdings, the parent company of LUFC."

My theory (and hope) is that they wouldn't have spent as much time and effort as they have on this deal only to acquire 27% or anything less than a majority/controlling stake.

Matt MOT downunder

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I reckon they are purchasing LCH as a whole, but, LCH only own 28% of LUFC.
Ken Bates owns the other 72%.
This is an investment, but will be with quite a lot of conditions attached. The biggest one being, where the money invested thru GFH goes towards. They will want proof from Bates, that the money invested is going to develop the squad/team/players and NOT going to build hotels/ice rinks and/or casinos.
Over the months/years while bates still has the majority shares, he will drip feed them more & more shares, so they take more/more control/ownership of the club as Bates sees fit. He'll make money from them, not thru their investment, but thru the success of LUFC as a whole, better squad, comes, bigger crowds, cup runs, merchandise, eventual promotion to the PL, money from all that. Bates would be stupid to sell up now, when a major investor is willing to invest money, which Bates has never done, so he makes money from NOT investing any. Good times allround for Bates, he cannot lose. Good times for the squad, as they will now get players of quality, to hopefully make a final assault on the PL.

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27 Sep 2012 16:14:19
big newsleeds utd have new owners nw told to get what plyers he needs now nw wants matt killgalon shaun derry
j beckford k jones m gradel andian harte {Ed013's Note - Finally someone with inside information!}

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Lollerz!

deakko7

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Taking the p**s ed or what??

deakko7 {Ed013's Note - What do you think}

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27 Sep 2012 16:39:45
dont think he is taking the pi55 , but it is only 16:30 ARE you pi55ed ?? or just some ramdome crank ??

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How do you know this is true be good if it was

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Seriously mate come on give it a rest.
Ian Harte ? NO
Jermaine Beckford ? NO
Shaun Derry ? NO
Matt Killgallon ? NO
Kenwyne Jones ? Possible depends on T/O
Mad Max Gradel ? Possible, would love him back

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Dont you just hate it when school finishes

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Why the pessimism guys?! OK, so the posters perhaps getting a bit carried away, but isn't it great that the clouds finally seem to be lifting. Time to dream a little again -finally! The only way is up...(and incidentally I'd jump at the chance to have at least 3 of those players -the only way I'd 100 per cent say no to is Shaun Derry 2012 model) Chapel A

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What no Alan Smith and Lee Bowyer, what's wrong with Leeds fans, we need a team full of ex players, it's the way forward.

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27 Sep 2012 16:04:21
The loan striker will be one off Beckford (apparently one off our players family have tweeted a deal is close to done ) 2 Cameron Jerom 3 Dj Cambell,Neil has said he wants to add pace to the front line IMO these are the only available strikers who can fill that role.if the take over is done I would like us to go for Matty Phillips or The winger from Bristol Adomah.Phillips been sat on bench last 2 games surely he wants out

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As if we could get Matty Phillips

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27 Sep 2012 15:39:27
According to a Norwegian news agency (NTB) GFH has informed the exchange in Bahrain and Kuwait that a takeover of Leeds is close to be finalized.

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27 Sep 2012 16:30:07
no they have not deal not done be jan 13

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27 Sep 2012 14:32:16
Neil Warnock will look to resurrect his intrest in striker Johnny russell with a Loan to Buy Bid - He is seen as perfect short term replacement for ross.

Also For january Leeds' Development and Recruitment Officer Terry Potter was looking at red bull Salzburg forward Håvard Nielsen, Lars Christopher Vilsvik from Strømsgodset and finally winger Niklas Hult from Elfsborg.

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27 Sep 2012 13:55:10
Boom....the news we've all been waiting for! Well kind of....

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/09/27/uk-bahrain-leeds-football-idUKBRE88Q07920120927

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27 Sep 2012 13:23:45
With takeover possibly closing in and news in the papers that " QPR midfielder Shaun Derry, 34, is ready to leave Loftus Road in search of regular first-team football. " Will Warnock look to cash in?

Dorset Whites {Ed013's Note - He has moved for a striker in the last 48 hours}

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The mole to return

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Beckford by any chance??

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Ed, warnocks gone for striker ?
Any ideas who ?
Beckfords been seen at wooley edge services today apparently {Ed013's Note - Do you believe that he was seen at at the services? I wish people would take a photo of these sightings and send them in! I would imagine it is someone with the option to sign in Jan so Beckford would be an option}

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Don't be like that Ed tell us who? {Ed013's Note - Is DJ Campbell still around or can Neil Danns play up front!}

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He was not the mole infact doubt there was even 1 in 1st place!

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27 Sep 2012 12:13:12
Jenas to Forest? cant miss out on another target?

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Jenas is from nottingham and started his career there!Family there too!Pretty logical move imo!Also papertalk does not mean he was a target at all!When neil signs a player then he was a target!You do miss out on a few as do all clubs!ps i live in Derby and it was on the local news last night!nobody else had come in for him!!KEA

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We want players that are fully fit to be coming if possible

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Toldya origional poster.Jenas has joined Florist on a1 month loan.KEA

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27 Sep 2012 12:06:20
Just seen beckford in wooley edge
Service station filling up, cud b on way
2 Leeds?

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Next exit after that leads to huddersfield

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Or Huddersfield

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Could also be on his way to huddersfield as well!!

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No phone pic of him then!

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Dream on he has already agreed terms with HTFC if you had looked closely he would have been wearing a blue/white stripe top under his hoodie and was probably drinking a Rekorderlig cider!

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Let's hope Beckford was going to Huddersfeild, AJ wakey white

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& I've just seen a Wooley Mammoth filling up at the Beckford Services!! :-)

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On his way to a small club more like HT

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27 Sep 2012 09:36:10
its not done yet only says they leading the race to buy. same as last statement differant picture. no deal done yet be in jan 13

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No it doesn't, it states they have signed an exclusive agreement to buy lch, the parent company of Leeds united.

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There is no information when the deal will go through so we shouldn't jump the gun yet, lets wait til it's confirmed first,it still could take some while yet,

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I agree with the reply, nowhere does it say that they're just 'leading the race' to buy us as it says they've agreed the deal!
Let's all be patient now and let things take effect, this is good news but let's not get carried away until the t's are crossed and the i's dotted! - JamesC

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Its on the stock market, Leeds have new owners in principle. Happy days.

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And if you combine this statement with Ken's weekend statement about the risks of banking institutions announcing details prematurely, it would suggest it is on the cards much earlier than January.

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Original poster. They are the"Middle Men" brokering the deal(to whom,and what format it will take)Im not in that loop of information!But its a positive step forward and i hope(pray) that its a full t/o!Chill peeps!kea

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27 Sep 2012 09:16:48
This is a deal to build and sell Leeds in the future. The statement talks about the money available in the Premier League and is only the first step in the sale of Leeds.

Bates is a canny old fox and he will not let go whilst there is the prospect of big money in the premier league.

We will now see investment in the club to get us in the premier league. Then a conserted effort to sell the club for it's true value.

In the meantime I would think Bates would stay in charge.

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Been announced mate on stock exchange to purchase all shares in Leeds city holding. It's a done deal in that respect ken bares will be gone

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I thought LCH only had 28% of lufc and bates owned the rest

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LCH only has 28 percent in Leeds united. This does not mean ken bates will be gone

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Yeah good old Ken Bares lol

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If you read the article properly it says gfh(or whoever) is to purchase the "parent" company of lufc. they are buying lch(28% shares) not lufc(72% shares) this is an investment only not a t.o.
they will look at buying lufc in the long term depending on how many shares bates(out of his 72% shares)sells to them over the coming months/years. bates will still be chairman, but the money that the investors put in will be used to buy players for a serious challenge on the premiership - come on leeds!!

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27 Sep 2012 13:26:10
they only brokers and have been since may its just to keep us quiate. no change yet

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Gulf Finance House said it had "signed an exclusive agreement to lead and arrange the acquisition of Leeds City Holdings, the parent company of LUFC".

BBC sport

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LCH own LUFC outright.LCH is owned by 5 parties,4 of whom own 28%.The 5th partner is Mr Bates who owns the rest so if GFH are going after LCH they want the lot!

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27 Sep 2012 09:14:59
sorry, but GFH Capital have confirmed that they are going to take over our club, NOT that they have done yet ! still have to wait

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27 Sep 2012 08:35:01
just been confirmed on bbc breakfast-look north with clare frisby about the exclusiv purchase of leeds united

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27 Sep 2012 07:51:44
The takeover is on but the announcement is that GFH Capital will lead the takeover , there is still no timescale or any details. Source - Reuters Dubai

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27 Sep 2012 07:37:36
this could be a great day.reported on 5live and on various sites gfh have confirmed takeover.no details but deal done.
at last no more rubbish about the date on here ,its actually now....shrew leeds

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Have we a new charman that you know of then

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Correct the buyout is now official its on all channels

Woody LUFC

Am so excited, and i just can't hide it

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27 sep 2012 08:16:37
sounds like someone is making money out of leeds united on the sale of leedsunited and sounds like bates is desperate to get rid.

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NW said 7-10 days last week

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Can you list all the channels it's on........

5 live's Nicky Clarke was only stating what we already know about GFH been intrested.

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I do not want to pi$$ on anyones bonfire, but, the statement released, states that gfh are purchasing lch - lch only owns 28% of lufc, the other 72% is owned by mr bates. sounds like it's an investment only at this stage(hope it is a takeover though)the actual takeover, could take months or even years. souns like they are initially buying 28%, then bates will slowly let them have more of his shares over the coming months/years. thing is, if this is the case, he'll still have control of the club, buying/selling players.
i hope for all the fans sake, it is a t.o but i cannot see it from that reuters statement!!

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27 Sep 2012 09:04:10
Deal not complete yet

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Gfh have signed a contract to but leeds city holdings. the parent company of lufc. lufc are an ideal investment due to the absence of any debt and its large fanbase. this was all said on a website news. bbc1 reported it. 5live reported it. os yet to comment. marching on together!

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Surely the parent company must be the majority shareholders at least in terms of voting rights?

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27 Sep 2012 07:30:49
Takeover done now,ITV,for real

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Its starting to come out in the Middle Eastern press.... I think its happening !

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27 Sep 2012 08:00:34
Dont get excited yet,it states that GFH confirms to lead in the takeover of leeds city holdings,the parent company of LUFC.no details or confirmation of the actual takeover.

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27 Sep 2012 07:27:08
Nicky Clarke - Radio 5 Live just announced that Leeds United are to be taken over by GFH Capital Ltd.

If you don't believe me go look up the pod cast - announcement just happened 10 minutes ago when I was driving the car!!

Good times ahead!!

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Its probably true that he said it but it isn't true that it has happened. They at this stage have only confirmed they are the company arranging the purchase. It doesn't say who the owners would be or indeed when. If anything, indications seem to be that it wont be until December just short of the transfer window.

Looks like its going to happen but we do need to wait until its on the OS.

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27 Sep 2012 07:23:32
Just heard on 5 Live it"s official we have been bought by GFH

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No they haven't. They confirmed they are the company facilitating the acquisition of Leeds United but did not say they are the actual buyers or when this will be done.

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27 Sep 2012 07:23:16
Just told on 5 live that Gulf Finance are preparing to buy Leeds. MOT!

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