Leeds Rumours Archive January 28 2012

 

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28 Jan 2012 21:36:47
becchio is off to bolton

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This rumour on the back of him being seen at Bolton v Swansea game? He was there with Bessone's wife/girlfriend as Fede, his fellow Argie, was playing for Swansea. Stop making up silly rumours

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There is a picture of him at the game, then again some people are saying he was watching that infamous left-back Bessone.

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If we got an offer of 2-3 million bates would niue there hands off. Replace with sharp or tubbs.

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Becchio is a good player, but this season has been below average.

I think even if we were offered 2mil for him, we wouldn't sell as I don't think Bates will sell off anymore of our players.

Not after the Howson mess anyway.

Only player probably to go is Aidy White if he does not sign a new deal.

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Becchio is the best striker we have, poor season or not, i would keep him above all our other strikers

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Fully agree with above post he is our best cf by a mile only one who looks like he knows wot he is doing!

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Last I looked Becchio has the best goals per game record of any Leeds striker.

The guy gets injured, (maybe not the first footballer that this has happened to), and he all of a sudden has people saying he should be shipped out.

Does the guy not deserve better? He has four goals in eight starts.

A striker needs opportunities to get form and score goals, I wonder how many Tony or Jerrel would score in the present Leeds team.

For comment please.

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28 Jan 2012 20:16:05
Leeds to sign Luke James from Hartlepool 17 year old striker lots of pace and energy and grayson had him watched today where he scored twice. MOT {Ed020's Note - is that just because he scored goals or do you actually have a source?}

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They should be interested in Paul Johnson of Hartlepool massive talent!

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Hi ed this is mentioned on another leeds forum

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28 Jan 2012 17:53:19
I'm sure the Sunday Papers will come up with 2 or 3 players that we won't sign, along with Bids for Snodgrass .

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The only thing ive seen is Grayson saying Snodds going nowhere at the top of the article but by the end saying any offer would have to suit the club, so clear as mud as usual!!

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28 Jan 2012 17:01:07
Leicester boss nigel pearson has taken sean st ledger off the transfer list. Shame, improvements needed!

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Leicester are the club to be looking at to buy players from as they are wanting to cut the size of there squad down so they can have space for new players. leeds wont bring anyone in until we get rid of deadwood

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It's not a shame, he's awful. Leicester are welcome to him.

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Improvement certainly needed, not sure if St Ledger would have been the answer. We have 2 fit CH at the mo by my calculation which is very worrying, we should be looking to bring at least 2 in by tuesday

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28 Jan 2012 15:14:05
well 5 mins in and beckford has scored for Leicester .we need this player back {Ed020's Note - swindon town, thats about his level}

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His "cousin" said he was signing for us today.

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And again. Looks like he could be getting back to his old self.

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Is this a RUMOUR? Or did it actually happen?

I did have 5 live for match updates, and this site for RUMOURS. Now I can pawn my radio.

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5 secconds left and mccormack scored v burnley.. Whats your point?

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Beckford scores goals for fun mccormack doesn't ,but i do like mccormack style of play

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Obviously Beckford doesn't have that much fun then, judging by the few goals he's actually scored in the two years he's been away from Leeds?

I seriously wish I had that much fun myself ... not!!

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Decent league 1 / championship player. we got what he's worth---nothing

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28 Jan 2012 13:06:06
for me and this is just my own personal opinion i think 3 additions would do it for us with also the deadwood making way ie o'b, paynter,bruce,bromby,rachubka,brown...... i would also be bold as to letting either forsell or maybe mccormack go but only if fee was sufficient only because somma should hopefully be back soon, i would get in with the money and wages from the mysterious pot and sales/ wages from deadwood leaving, gunther,chambers and beckford. alot of people moan about beckford, i myself would welcome him back if we have fab till may he would have the supoply he had when he was deadly and im sure it would make a massive effect on becchio

------------------lonergan--------------------
gunther-------lees------chambers-------white

snoddy-----delp----clayton----rodgers/townsend

-----------beckford------becchio--------------


cant argue that beckford would score goals as he has proven it at our mighty fortress and scums!!

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Is this gunter and chambers from forest? are they available for a few quid a week? dont think leicester will loan us beckford and ken definately wont buy him. i think if we strengthen the defence and get a quality holding midfielder then the strikers will get more passes to foot and therefore more chances on goal. we could give zac thompson a go in his proper midfield position if delph goes back to villa. we need 3 players rb, cb & dm

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Think there is a lot of mileage in the rumour that Grayson will bring snoddy into the middle playing behind the striker in a 4 5 1. With rogers and Townsend out wide and clayton and Delph playing deeper.so add a new battling holding midfielder, a centre back and a right back.lots of options then at being able to change formations and approach. Worked last season we just needed a better defence, with these additions I think we will be very strong if we can win most games in feb we could even get on the tails of Southampton.mot

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Also think he should keep hold of bruce as we desperately need defensive cover even if we sign a rb & cb, unless of course galaxy make a ridiculously high offer. larry needs to sort out the situations regarding connolly and o'brien as we cant afford to pay them wages if they will never play for us again

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It depends we could just place thompson in centre mid and drop delph to right back if it came down to not bringing anyone else in .as far as i know delph came through most the youth system as a right back not sure what hes like there though

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There's only 3 more days to shift the deadwood, and nobody wants em so there won't be any funds made available from that source.

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Im original poster and if he does move snoddy playing 451 i do agree but if we got gunther and chambers then o'dea, thomson would be cover try rob a third in guy moussi for holding mid

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Id rather have mccormack than beckford and becchio, younger and knows what to do when a ball gets to his feet.

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I would have beckford back for his goals but im just wondering if it will upset the strikers we already have as beckford was a favourite and never got dropped if he had a poor game. if he come back it needs to be fair and based on each players performances or we would end up losing our other top players

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I cant believe there is even talk of beckford coming back on here, have you all learned nothing over the last few years?

He would cost at least 4 million, we are not going to pay that, get your head out the clouds please, I for one would love him back but we will not spend that on 4 players let alone 1.

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Beckford will not fit in our team, and he 'walked' therefore has proven he is not LEEDS.

Why upset the team we have and the team we are growing, and teach them the lesson that, yes walk away, we'll have you back anyway?

We need LEEDS players, not glory/money hunters.....

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Think rogers plays on the right that's the thinking with snods going down the middle, anyhows a midfield from snods,clayton,Townsend,rogers,Delph,new signing with white,Thompson and Pugh as back up looks good.mot

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Becchio to sign for bolton before this transfer window

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Didnt kb say he was offered beckford but turned them down

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McCormack has nearly scored what becchio got all last season, he is a lot better than him and if we, can get a holding midfielder who can feed him the ball, he could easily get 25-30 goals this season. Beckford signing would disrupt the squad and us, over rated, I'm sick of us jumping back to good times in the past everyone we aren't doing so well. I agree we need another striker and I think we should get rid of forsell. Maybe matt tubbs would new a good replacement, although a striker is definitely not a priority. Chambers and gunter would be brilliant, would not come cheap though.

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28 Jan 2012 11:07:45
So Alan Smith is going to MKDons(Daily Mil) with them paying only £2,500 of his £60,000 wages surely papa smurf could match that he would make more on shirt sales and also be seen to be bowing to the fans wishes! Seems a no brainer to me! {Ed020's Note - if he agreed to even pay 7,500-10k of the wages he'd land him!!! personally, i think it'd be great to bring him back, definate uplift for the fans, which we desperatly need atm.}

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Bates wont do that cos he likes to have an angry mob of morons giving him grief

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Is this definitely agreed? or is it a matter that MK Dons have just made an audacious bid and the papers have got hold of the information regarding and blown it straight out of the water!? ...... Feeling quite desperate for sort of confirmation about this.... really wanted him back.... plus championship is his standard now! {Ed020's Note - heve'nt heard anything concrete, just alot of talk about it}

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Hes a free transfer . they just want him off there books even if it meens paying part of his wages

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I cant believe this is true, i think even long pockets bates would've snapped his hand off at that price. If it is true it surely means that smith doesnt want to come back. Besides if it was true we would have heard more about it from more reliable sources

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Its not a free transfer but loan till end of season. Its not signed yet but salary contribution has been agreed at 2.5k/wk from MK Dons - a cheeky bid from them to match the top end of their salary cap. Strange situation as Pardew wouldn't let him go in Summer unless teams paid 50% of his salary but was never going to play him

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To me Alan Smith is just the tonic most of the fans need back at ER, And am sure Smithy would lift the lads spirit wi his work rate, why o why carnt that old *%$@ KB see this........MOT

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Its insane I'm absolutely gutted that it appears to be a done deal hoping it's a massive hoax :S come on leeeeeds sort it!

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So much talk but I have waited and waited for confirmation there's not even been confirmation from newcastle that they're even in talks with MK Dons re a loan move
hope its a massive red herring.
Been talking to James Varley of LUTV on twitter and he was saying he expected SG to be asked about Smith on Monday, yeah yeah whats the point if hes going to MK Dons? why bother?

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Smith won't come back. He's not fit enough. He's not the player he was. Leeds would expect too much from a crock and he'd only have everybody on here jumping on the "We hate Smith" Band wagon

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Smith is simply not good enough, he will struggle even in League One. I'm sorry I know some Leeds fans love the guy, but loving him doesn't make him a good footballer!

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I agree he wont come back because of all he haters!!!!! he would be great for us just the lift we all want!

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If Smith really wanted back at Leeds he'd already be here, end of......

If he has any doubt in himself then we don't need him and he doesn't need us?

He seems to want money, not a repatriation?????

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So now leeds are losing out on targets to MK dons? so humiliating, but thats the appeal working with bates has...BATES OUT!

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Sums up why Leeds are where they are with the Ed's comments here

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28 Jan 2012 10:56:16
Leeds are in talks with Arsenal over the transfer of Craig Eastmond. The once highly rated youngster has had limited 1st team opportunities at the Emirates due to various injuries, and having now both Coquelin and Frimpong ahead of him in the pecking order. Leeds are looking for a loan with an option to buy, but Arsenal are willing to depart with the young midfielder on permanent basis, with the fee believed to be around £150k mark.

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28 Jan 2012 03:00:09
Young Australian goalkeeper Joshua Van Douwen will be heading to England for a trial with Leeds. Great business for Leeds as he is a potential star.

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