Leeds Rumours Archive January 29 2012

 

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29 Jan 2012 21:20:20
Leeds to bid for in-demand Crawley striker Matt tubbs. Leeds united manager Simon Grayson has been watching the inform striker for a while, and had a scout at their recent fa cup clash. The bid is believed to be in the region of 800,000

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Plz grayson won;t spend 8 never mind 800,000 also why have we not got rid of our dead wood yet??

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Doubt it very much. We won't bring in anyone else in January.

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Lmfao 800k i think we got better things to to with that money than spend 800k on a unproven striker.

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No chance of paying 8pound with bates in charge this club will be back in div 1 unless bates gos ps bates out

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I can believe this.. i know for a fact that we bid 500k last year, so 800k sounds about right..

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Tubbs was pretty good against hull the other day and will make it in this league

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29 Jan 2012 20:42:34
ryan bertrand....why would we need another left sided defender/midfielder? white and townsend arent leaving till the end of the season

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29 Jan 2012 20:02:26
Rumour has it that Uncle Ken has accepted an undisclosed bid from Reading for Snodgrass, any truth.

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No way will anyone get away with an 'undisclosed' bid for Snodgrass....

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So you read a made up rumour on the main rumours page - Reading can't afford Snodgrass and Ken won't sell to a Championship club

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Unfortunately they probably will! if not Reading it will be someone else and is it not always undisclosed?

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Seems like reading are signing everyone, it's a shame they don't have any money. The takeover has not happened

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It's only 'undisclosed' if NOBODY discloses it, we all know how much Howson went for, for example....

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Reading cant afford Snodgrass? They have jus been taken over by a Russian millionaire i think they could afford him

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29 Jan 2012 19:34:08
leeds to get promoted MOT {Ed020's Note - yes!}

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Think we will need to strengthen the squad
first 4/5 players needed but not lots of money available afraid prom will have to wait
maybe next season if we spend

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Not this season I'm afraid, we can't concede the amount of goals we do & gain promotion.

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I think we'll get play offs, probably to the final but thats it...loved to be proved wrong tho (and i dont mean leeds not getting to the playoffs)

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Not this season, but only because Ken Bates (and rightly so!!) won't absorb the debt repayment left by ridsdale and co if we get promotion before next season!

Leaves lots of contingency money to be spent next year, and the rewards of promotion to back it up, why can't you all realise this??

Not rocket science?

We either get promoted this year and pay back millions in debt, or we wait till next year and spend the money we have on players?

No brainer...

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Not a hope in hell we'll get Promo this season or next...we can all live in hope tho...MOT

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All this talk about a debt repayment if we get promoted before next season.
Did HM Revenue not extend that from 5 to 10 years before they accepted the debt writeoff? That would mean 2017.
Is it not only 5mill anyway - 5mill v the money from being in the prem - that's a no brainer even for Bates.

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Think you'll find it's a lot more than 5 million if we do go up 'early' but hopefully someone can elaborate on this?

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Theres still alot of games . it is more than possible its just a matter of working better as a unit , you never know we might not let any goals in for rest of season and go on the best run for yrs

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29 Jan 2012 19:21:42
I posted on Wednesday that the Leeds club shop have been told to ensure that a number 6 is in stock on Tuesday. Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea is signing for the rest of the season.

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Why would we need another left back, it's a centre back we need plus defensive midfielder. But ay ho i'll believe when we see i suppose but i don't expect much.

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The first sentence is believable and good news suggesting a CB is likely.
Dunno why that suggests it Bertrand though.

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Can he play CH? we won't need a left back until Aidy White walks away in the summer.

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Sure. He's merely the 1st choice back-up for Cole at Chelsea.

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Merely first choice back up to Ashley cole argubly one if nit the best left back in the world kept ronaldo quiet. Numpty

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29 Jan 2012 17:59:56
QPR Have released Bradley Orr is he worth a shout for Leeds ?? Gj

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Got to be worth a deal until summer at least, if anything happens to Lees or O'Dea we is in trouble!

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Always thought he was a good player, very much worth a punt!

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29 Jan 2012 17:58:46
Becchio and 3mil for Emnes not 100% but a possibility guys

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Emnes is useless...did u see him play today against sunderland? PATHETIC!

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Do you mean we get 3 million and emnes for becchio?.

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My car is running, push Becchio into the back seat.
Shame this wont happen.

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29 Jan 2012 17:53:51
Leeds to sign aston villa rb eric lichaj on loan after there game at arsenal in fa cup

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Presumably this would then release Thompson in to midfield and send Fab back to Villa

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29 Jan 2012 17:19:30
Leeds to sign matt tubbs (Crawley)

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This was rumoured in the summer and came to nothing. Now he is scoring goals he will command a bigger fee and know where that leaves us. {Ed020's Note - its been rumours for over a year now}

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I reckon we could get him for 500k-750k...worth a shot

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29 Jan 2012 13:06:24
Zac Thompson has just recently spoke to me of Fabian delphs desire to stay for at least to the end of the season due to lack of oppurtunitys at Aston Villa. Also news on Somma he will defianately be fit for West ham at ER

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Delph has already said this publicly so were is the exclusice there mate?

Yet another loser claiming to be in the know.

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Surely a former Leeds player is more reliable than a journalist you div and where does it say that he wants to stay more than a season you moron

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Bates and SG have already said that fab's loan is costing a fortune in wages so I doubt his desire to stay will effect the decision to keep him on until the end of the season or not.

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I posted the original reply, so in answer to the brainless chimp that wanted to know where delph said he wanted to stay, I will quote him when he said " It would be a dream if I could stay with leeds until the summer" this is a direct quote taken from a report on ssn os.

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29 Jan 2012 09:30:51
Be interesting to see how smithy gets on at mk dons.how can it be about money like some posts say on here.he's getting the same as he would get staying put or going somewhere else on loan.only in the summer when he's a free agent can he be accused of going somewhere just for the money.I'm slightly disappointed as be worth a gamble to us for a very small part of his wages.it's not so much he's going there but it's disillusioning when you see teams like mk dons,Sheffield weds,Swindon,Ipswich etc at least having a go by trying to make decent signings.now if on Monday I see people like Danny rose,Matthew upson,beck ford,lichaj,matty Phillips,spearing,and Coates the cb from Liverpool then maybe I can dream of going up.mmmm what's the chances of even one of them.? Shrew Leeds

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Not sure where Danny rose would play but i agree with what your saying,even jonjo shelvey would be a decent loan signing,not getting a sniff now gerrard is back,he did a decent job for Blacpool

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Smithy hasn't gone yet, but that's not to say he'd join us,worth a cheeky punt though surely?

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Think you shOuld turn glory fan mate as you have no faith in teams that don't have millions n billions to spend. Support your club n it's players !

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I agree with the bloke about getting behind the players and club, but come on lets be serious now! Bates is clearly ambitious and wants what we all want, and to be fair to him he has done a great job in stablising us, but we are a selling club at the minute!
The majority of the players we have are not going to get us into the premier league when you look at the squads of the other clubs at the top!
We need to build a solid, reliable and experienced spine to the team, which we can't possiblly have with what we have already! I mean we don't have a wise old head in the centre midfield! Look at our three greatest teams. They had Bremner, Batty and finally Batty and Dacourt! That is somewhere we need to strengthen and spend on! We score enough but we need to sort out the defence. So use the money we have from Howson to get someone for instance like Bowyer.
I think what is frustrating the leeds fans most ins't the lack of transfers at the moment, it is the apparent lack of ambition in who we are going for!
Why not take a punt on upson, smith or even Tevez, even if we offer them a bag of peanuts and a copy of FHM a week at least the fans would begin to belive again!

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Smith to MK dons Is just a ploy by his agent to make it known he's available at a knock down price. If he was going they wouldn't have made it known before he signed. There are plenty of other teams in the championship,apart from leeds,who would take him at that price.

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Well BBC Sport and a few scandal rags are reporting it will be done by tomorrow so I think time is running out for someone to hijack the deal, I can't believe someone like West Ham, who can genuinely afford a larger wage share, haven't gone in for him, or Birmingham

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To the guy who even thought to mention tevez with leeds, what on earth are you smoking!!!

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Pleased its done now. Would have liked to see him back but if he didnt loook for us after his "Unfinished business" comment all those years ago, then I for one dont want him. One day and without him and every other pretender,, we will bge back...MOT

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29 Jan 2012 17:25:15
Alan Smith deal is now done....

Also dont count on Bowyer coming to Leeds.... He told a good friend of mine who works for LUFC that he wants to be as close to London and his family as possible. Dont see him coming up here.

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Yet another dig at the general feelings in and around Elland Road:

A source close to the player told : “Alan wants to be playing again with a club which is ambitious. It doesn’t matter if it is in League One if the team has the ability to get promotion.”

Personally, I think Smith would have been great for Leeds.

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I think he will be back in summer when we can see he is fully fit and worth a chance

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Smith isn't a done deal, I am Leeds4alongtime and live in MK, nobody here knows anything about the Smith deal, even though on their website they are calling us 'deluded' fans who have lost the chance to get Smith back.

Deluded maybe, but at leastr we have our own team, and out team has some history, and have won first and second and third division promotions, an FA cup, a League Cup, the Fairs cup and qualified for Europe on many occassions....

I think MK Dons may have been promoted somewhere in their breif history, sold all their best players and have a nice ground.

Eat your heart out Mr Winkleman and Co. we may not be famous anymore, but you never have been, nor are you likely to be untill you find some real sponsers who are happy to finance someone else's team....

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Just goes to show the ambition of th club these days if they cant even get back a leeds player through & through then cant even compete with a league one side then i think its time we should all give up any hope of them challenging for anything..all season defensive issues lets sign more midfielders that arent up for it.. leeds are becoming a feeder club not a club that can entice back its former greats.. had the chance to get Woodgate , Bowyer & now Smith biggest pathetic joke of a football club & it is a damn shame to say that this is your team.. cmon if MK dons have more to offer than us i think leeds are as good a blue square premier team.. its all over

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29 Jan 2012 08:25:02
Alan Smith hasn't joined mk dons yet , Leeds united to sneak in and sign him first.

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I am sure this will happen, press day on Monday lets wait and see.

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It wont happen as Bates is a right c**t and Grayson as not got a scooby what he is doing.
The management at our club is absolutely shti and we will be going no were until they leave

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Why is everyone clamouring for Smith? He wasn't exactly prolific in the goal scoring front, also is he match fit? I for one would prefer someone like Dobbie, good link up player and creative, good at Championship level.

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Please mk hurry up and get the deal done
don,t want him at elland road

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I dont know about us sneaking in but I was talking to a few Newcastle friends and there's nothing official on nufc or MK Dons site so as far as I'm aware it's still up for negotiation, sure the Ed can put me right though? {Ed020's Note - theres nothing other than alot of talk via the newspapers!!}

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Don't get your hopes up, it will only end in dissapointment for you!

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Smith will not be up to speed until mid/late march due to lack of games, complete waste of time in my opinion. I have no problem with ex players coming back but we need an impact now not in 2 months time!

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Simon Grayson has done a great job overall, but where are his motivational skills?? why do we start so poorly, so often? why on earth did we sign Brown? Varyrnen? Forssell? thank god they are all out of contract in the summer. Major re-think required! Karl Robinson, Graham Westley, Ian Holloway would top my list, maybe Grayson's time is up! I know his hands are tied but you don't need to spend big to win, you need to motivate and achieve consistency! look at Paul Lambert, manager of the year for last 3 years in my opinion

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Smith will of kept himself fully fit and it doesn't take more than 1 month to recover fitness

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SMITH HAS!! signed for mk dons till the end of season, jusy on sky sports news

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In reply to post eight, about starting poorly, I must only be able to get information on the Leeds that finish poorly, needing last game wins for promotion, losing play off finals and semifinals, and slipping from nailed on play off places.

Am I mistaken, or have Leeds not dropped places in the league recently?

I am open to being corrected.

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29 Jan 2012 02:37:08
3 new players in before dead line S Dobbie R Bertrand And a centre half on loan

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We don't need a left back,why post such rubbish!

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We might, i cant see Aidy White being at Leeds for much longer

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We can only have 5 loan players in the squad at a time who are we gonna drop to play these three?

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We need DCM (as always) and 2 good CH, we only have 2 that are fit at the moment and one of them does not belong to us. Kis, inj, Bromby, inj?, Bruce on his way, O'B on his way. Why has someone not been brought in already? this is a ridiculous situation to be in with 2 days to go. I would be more than happy to see Monty promoted to 1st team but that is not going to happen this season. I don't know what went wrong with Bruce but he should be a regular. Serious re-think needed in management and coaching structure.

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Well ppl keep asking for a CDM easy .alan smith

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