Leeds Rumours Archive August 02 2012

 

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02 Aug 2012 22:25:11
paynter is on trial with DONNY!

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Keep up at the back

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Yep.i heard he was found guilty!!!

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Is that on trial with Donny, or on trial AT Donny after being charged with not being able to hit a barn door at 10 paces!

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I just found it dunny that after 2 and a half days Blackpool sent him on his way!

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02 Aug 2012 22:00:24
Leeds player in on Saturday will be rodolph Austin after he obtained a visa

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Yes NW says so on the official site

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It says on the OS that it will be a different signing to Austin as he is pretty much a done deal, i hope it is Peltier as that would complete are back line, wouldn't mind seeing George boyd or having alook at who NW will play as his core team

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02 Aug 2012 21:46:04
3 million from Snodgrass to be used to buy 3 players:
1. George Boyd Pboro 500k
2. Lee Peltier Leicester 750k
3. Craig Mackial Smith Brighton 1.75 mil

Martin Cranie will sign tomorrow along with Lee Peltier.

With Paynter, Nunez, Connolly and Rachubka all close to exiting the club. However we will only receive money from the Nunez deal others will be all allowed to leave on a free transfer.

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Cms has a 2.5 million butout clause so the only way leeds will get him is ross mccormack

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Let's hope so mate. 3 great signings there to finish off the best squad we've had in a long time

Sy BsE Leeds

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Sounds more like an educated guess than facts, hope you are right though!

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CMS swap for rosco.
Pielter & beckford for 3mil (snoddys sale)
CMS and beckfor up front with Becchio just playing in behind....happy days.

The only rumour part here is that I am rumoured to like this for an attacking line up.

Fredh MOT. In Warnock we trust.

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That 2.5 million buy is only if a club come in and they don't want to sell but different if the club are willing to sell. I guess it would be up to them how much they want. I might be wrong but i'm sure it's that.
mot4life

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We only got 1.5mil upfront for Snoddy so how can we spend the other 1.5 before we've got it?

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Becchio playing off a front 2? Are u mad? Becchio up top with CMS with a quality number 10 in behind the front two would do me lovely

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Brilliant call -if true, the only way is up! Chapel A

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02 Aug 2012 18:42:16
Rossco to stay at Leeds hes in new talk with utd.hes looking for an improved offer.In tonights YEP.

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C M S having medical and also nick Montgomery, Quinn and maguire from sheff utd !!

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Nobody having a medical, just another made up story.

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Division 1 players ? Come on NWturn it in will ya

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Best signing out of these would be resigning McCormack then Mackail-Smith, the Stephen Quinn, then Montgomery & then Maguire.

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Ross is only interested in himself. Now Snoddy has gone Ross is looking to stay: more free kicks, possible penalty taker blah blah. Remember why you turned the contract down Ross. And b*gger off.

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I say keep him, as him cms will put fear into all these teams this season. Then Becchio and Somma waitting in the wings to mop up. We really do look strong this season.
SGT WARNOCKS BARMY ARMY!!
mot4life

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Let him go if he wants to, he is over rated

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Heard McCormack's interview before the norway game...he sounded like an arrogant tw3t to be honest. Remeber Warnock said at the end of the season that he didnt see him being a regular...I suspect he may have an attitude problem so, good player that he is, I wouldnt be sorry to lose him

Ramblin Jack

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We want Mccormack to stay, we also need to sign cms boyd or temletonn and defo peltier and then i think we have a good shout for promotion ( and crainie would be a good signing if we dont get another cb imo) sharky lufc

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02 Aug 2012 17:33:24
Greitar Steinsson on trial

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Dont think he is, but this would be a good addition if he was available.

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If only! Would be a great signing for us!

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Not one i've heard so far but i hope its true. Bolton let a few good players go on frees last season and i've been suprised we haven't been linked with any of them (poss many of them will hold out for prem offers till the last minute then join championship clubs i guess). Steinsson would be a top RB at champ level and would do a job if we went up too.

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Tough tackling, solid player, bit of quality. Can get forward as well and nab a goal. Still only 30 as well. seems too good to be true. Probably is.

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True, he is on trial

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Original poster here - good source who is usually accurate passed me this. Free agent who wont cost a fee unlike the inferior Peltier (750K wanted by Leicester) so wages can be boosted by signing on fee. Keen to join apparently, great crosser of ball and NW is an admirer of him. Fingers crossed ladies!

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Something tells me the OP is telling porkys.....nice try kid!

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Hahaa i bought him on my leeds fifa team

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Lol i sighned him on fifa 3 days ago just looking for cheap decent defenders for new season i started because pearce woulndt come be wied if he sighned now ha

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"Nice try kid" - ha, ha, ha! 47 year old lifelong fan FYI. Back to your pie and chips and depressingly familiar posts. You believe what you want, don't need your approval. This guy would be the solid RB we need, as Lees ain't no fullback yet.

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02 Aug 2012 17:12:53
Alan Nixon on twitter said definite deal done , may be announced tonight but will be tommorrow , said if he told us the position we would guess!!

Chriso

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Who's Alan Nixon ?

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Any idea what this is about?

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Peltier is signed and will play against preston

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Alan Nixon works for The Mirror - CTLUFC

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I'm goin for Boyd and MCS at the sametime. Peltier will follow on Monday and Austin in squad for Saturdays game.
COME ON YOU WHITES!!
mot4life

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Warnock already said on os that he thinks austin will meet up sunday he is in jamaica at present.sharky lufc

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02 Aug 2012 17:05:12
wont be george boyd coming in before preston game, darren ferguson has said boyd will play 90mins for pboro on saturday.
source: peterboro telegraph

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02 Aug 2012 15:49:22
Neil Warnock wants another player before Saturday's trip to Preston North End.

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02 Aug 2012 15:35:33
The new signing by saturday will be one off Boyd connolly Tempelton.Most likely Qpr man Connolly

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If reports on SSN are anything to go by, the new face will be Craig Mackail Smith. Can't say I will be too excited by this signing though.
MaltaWhite

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Warnock only said we may make a signing, nothing is certain so i would'nt be surprised if its only austin thats a new face for that game.

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He also said Austin was already agreed and that behind the scenes we are working on one or two things. Austin as we all know is a done deal

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02 Aug 2012 13:54:14
Beckfords not coming back, end of...

In:
CMS: 1.5 million
Peltier/RB:800,000

And how close is the Boyd deal ed ?!:) {Ed013's Note - I have a sneaky feeling he could be the player in by the Preston game}

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Ive heard today that Beckford has been seen at Leeds training ground. source (UPS Driver)

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How good is boyd, dont really know alot about him, thanks
jem

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Where is the source for this boyd deal? i have heard nothing about him coming to us from any official sources?

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What makes you think that Ed?

Sy BsE. Leeds {Ed013's Note - I will probably be way off! Phil Hay says judging by Neil's reaction it won't be a striker. Unless its a RB, which Peltier seems to have gone away ,then I am having a Mystic Meg moment and will probably be way off!}

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Well, regarding how goood is boyd, well he is definately a good player, easily just as goood as snodgrass, the only down point about him is that he isnt really much as a team player, but im sure if he came to us warnock would drill that into him, he is quick, skillfull and has a hell of a shot on him. if the rumour of '750k + nunez for boyd' is still around, i think that would be a great deal for leeds

thanks matty mot

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Not sure about Boyd. The thing that struck me when Pboro played at ER was how weedy he was. Stick thin legs. Likes taking the free kicks and trying to pick a pass, but no real endeavour. Don't think he is a NW type of player.

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Really rate Boyd at this level-all those workhorses in our new centre mid should give him the chance to display his skill and creativity (something we'll be needing when things get tight). Chapel A

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02 Aug 2012 12:45:12
Leeds close on Mackail-Smith! Not sure what to think about this, he had a good start last season but faded away...
Source: SSN

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I'm a Brighton fan and you would be getting a real good guy in CMS. Works his socks off and if played in the right system, will score bucket loads. he just fit with the way we play.

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Will be good buy. You need 2 players for every position. That's Becchio covered. We will keep Ross and when Somma comes back we got cover there. Since Boyd can also play as striker think he is next to lighten blow of losing Snod. However don't mind seeing Maynard arrive either.

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I'd prefer Beckford for goal scoring ability but CMS does work extremely hard and I think that makes him a Warnock type of player

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2 seasons in championship and both were poor goals to games ratio!! we need beckford.....we now have enough workers in the team so now it should be about quality and Becks fits that description for me
Lee
M.O.T

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CMS very much like Mackie at QPR - the type of player NW loves. Agree would be great competition for Becchio (similar playing style), especially as Becchio is usually made to play when not on form/fit/carrying an injury. Not sure we can afford CMS though, as Snoddy's transfer fee is either 1, gobbled up by Bates' pension fund; 2, going to pay for none-footie players fees beloved of our Ken :)

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If CMS signs then he would be a great catch for the club; would be a great partnership with McCormack and if Boyd comes in as well we would surely have a team capable of challenging for promotion

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Hes a great player faded because he was kind of expected to carry brighton with leeds they will expect goals but he wont be the only goalscorer and he will get rests because becchio and mccormack if he stays will both get games great work ethic, good technically and if managed properly can score 15+

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02 Aug 2012 11:47:43
The new face for Preston is dj Campbell
The goal machine

Danny lapping Morley

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02 Aug 2012 11:39:44
Leeds close in on C M Smith. I pray this is not the icing on the cake. Especially as McCormack looks like being part of the deal.
JB

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02 Aug 2012 10:53:27
Just heard that Beckford will not be returning to Leeds due to his wage demands. He is on stupid money there and Leeds will not break the cap that is there at the moment. GUTTED. Source - His Agent is a friend of mine

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You dont even know his agents name, get real

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Winter window he comes. On lower wages. When he desperate to come back for sake of his happiness.

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Gets paid far too much, end of. If he really ''loves'' leeds he should take a pay cut to come back. Now that really would be something!
Pistols 50.

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If true thats made my day.

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Played last night for the Foxes, very much in the managers plans!

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Best news of the day ... perhaps that will put an end to the continuous calls for him to come back ... long may he continue his selfish, greedy ways away from ER. His return would signal a divided dressing room and his presence (ego) disruptive.

JDC

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No he played for a Leicester reserve side against york city and is not part of his plans for future
My cousin is season ticket holder there and reckons its common knowledge Pearson wants rid due to attitude problems
He is proven goal scorer and I'd love him back
Russjon

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Him playing in a game doesn't really mean hes in there plans but it just means hes not expected to leave just yet so they need to make sure hes fit in case hes needed for season.

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He'll probably want to come back when we go up

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Thats funny as his agent has said he is leicester's #1 striker to the media and he wont be leaving haha..

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That's funny cos id expect his agent to say he is crap and no one wants him
Russjon

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BECKFORDS such a joker. He honestly thinks we would take him back and keep him on 40k ! He didnt really deliver anything more than the 15k he was on with us and he certainly couldnt play at prem level. Had your time my son. Its like jumping back into bed with an old girlfriend.... Nice memories....but it wasnt all that good

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If you can afford his wages which i doubt, i think he would already be at Leeds by now!

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Wow
Beckfords agent is awesome
Not only does he say he is his clubs best striker he also has him a pay rise from 20000-40000 in the last few posts
Billy paynter should give him a call he should be able to get him a job at my local newsagent as top paperboy
Russjon

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Being able to afford the wages or not isn't the point. NW will have a valuation of his worth regarding weekly wage and if Beckfords demands are above that we won't have him. Plenty more out there, in Neil we trust

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02 Aug 2012 10:48:29
Warnock saying on OS hopes to have another player signed before saturday.

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02 Aug 2012 10:41:08
Craig Mackail-Smith close to signing, that would be a great addition, hopefully Ross will stay! MOT

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02 Aug 2012 10:26:09
Sky sports article today titled: ''Leeds close on Mackail-Smith''

Media understands Leeds are closing in on a deal for Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith.

The two clubs are locked in talks as they try to thrash out a deal for the Scotland international.

Leeds boss Neil Warnock has made Mackail-Smith his top target as he looks to bolster his attacking options at Elland Road.

A possible swap deal with Ross McCormack going to Brighton has been mooted, but it is believed a number of other clubs are chasing the former Cardiff man.

Brighton are thought to be willing to offload Mackail-Smith despite paying a club record £2.5million to sign the player from Peterborough last summer.

Mackail-Smith scored 10 goals for the Seagulls last term, but Gus Poyet is ready to sell him to bring in a new target man.

Brighton are thought to be waiting to bring in a replacement before sanctioning the sale of Mackail-Smith.

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Ross McCormack scores more goals than CMS, that's why Poyet wants him, I am not sure it would be a good swap

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02 Aug 2012 10:24:00
Sky sports reporting that L.U.F.C close to a deal with Brighton for C.M-Smith.

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Hope not doesnt score enough

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02 Aug 2012 10:22:11
Media understands that leeds united are closing in on a deal to sign brighton striker craig mackail smith

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02 Aug 2012 09:54:12
20 year old french midfielder kevin gomez trials at leeds & played against brid for neil redfearn

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02 Aug 2012 07:46:45
I'm hearing that although a deal with Leicester has now been agreed for Peltier, there's some stalling on his wages. Leicester have supposedly got him on silly money and he's not at all keen to take a pay cut. I think he may now stay and challenge for his place - not a big problem for us I don't think, no point blowing all your wage budget in a RB.

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There is when it's Tom Lees... Only united player to conceed an own goal last season, tripped up on himself three times, two of which cost goals, and whenever he comes further forward panics and lacks vision on who's open. Seriously concerned that he's still playing starting XI.

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To right, the lad is not world class and didn't set the world alite last season. So let him stay at leicster and hope to play football.
mot4life

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If you'd paid any attention to our defence last season, you'd know that Lees was the only glimmer of hope there. I can't blame him for making a few mistakes when he's the only one of the back four who's actually defending.

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There's always Lichaj to go for instead.

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Lees did make a few mistakes last season but he was still without doubt the best defender of the season!

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I agree that lichaj better anyway good technique and positioning can play lb and rb and has a great long throw beats peltier in basically every department

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Put Sam Byram in - seems to have been good in pre season

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01 Aug 2012 23:27:41
The next probable signings are CM Smith, Peltier and Boyd.
Beckford is a no deal.

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I agree no beck ford, he really is not warnocks type of player does not put the work in and has his head too far up his a...

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Nor was bothroyd when he was at qpr, warnock described him as the laziest player ever but ended up signing him.

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A possible swap deal with Ross McCormack going to Brighton has been mooted, but it is believed a number of other clubs are chasing the former Cardiff man.

Brighton are thought to be willing to offload Mackail-Smith despite paying a club record 2.5million to sign the player from Peterborough last summer.

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He may be lazy but at the moment it would seem theres not a player out there who wants to play for us more than he does right now!

And to me that counts for a lot

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Leeds fans need to get real about Beckford.

He brings nothing to the team except goals, which have been in short supply for him for 2 seasons. This is because he relies 100% on his now declining pace.

Love him to bits, but not up to producing the goods in the Championship. Also he's now 28, going on 29, so will only get slower and less effective.

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01 Aug 2012 23:27:27
Leeds have tabled a bid of £2.2 million to bring Craig Mackail-Smith to Elland Road. He hasn't been involved in Brighton's pre-season and he is said to be 'One of Warnock's top targets.' Also Leeds are interested in reuniting Mackail-Smith and George Boyd as scouts have been assessing transfer listed Boyd throughout pre-season. Lastly earlier this week Leeds made a bid for Leicester right back Lee Peltier. Deal taking longer than it should. ConnorMOT!

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Swap deal with Ross McCormack going to Brighton but a number of other clubs are chasing Ross.

Brighton are thought to be willing to offload Mackail-Smith despite paying a club record 2.5million Mackail-Smith scored 10 goals last season

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Mackail- Smith has failed to find any form in the Championship, when he dropped back to League 1 he cored goals again, only for him to be poor again when returning to the C/ship. I cannot believe we are bidding for him to allow Brighton to bring in a better target man/striker (Sky quote)! Lets hope it is not another case of bringing in someone because they can score against us like Paynter! JH

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I think he is a good signing, but big money for someone who didnt score loads last season, plus if it means losin ross as well i dont see the point. We need to add to current team not be replacing them. MOT

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01 Aug 2012 23:13:52
My mates big Leicester city fan I wrote on his wall on asking round beckford rumours and he said lot of talk for him and peltier in a 3 million deal
In my opinion that's a bargain so if we do have money to spend I think we should take it

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They both played for Leicester last night

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3m as the take over happened on the q/t that would be more than leeds have spent in years

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Both on big money at Leicester and both played last night for Leicester

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Your having a laugh beckford worth around 2.2 million, more like 1-1.5 million. I would be happy with 2 million for the pair no more.
mot4life

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They would both need to take massive pay cuts so it seems unlikely

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I'm the poster off this and as much as I'd like beckford to come back , I still rather have a fresh face in beckfords our past maybe we should just move on
MOT

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If Leicester can't afford to pay him they should off load him on a free cos we certainly couldn't afford 3 million and his wages and tbh I don't think he can justify his earnings.
JB

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Does it matter that they both played for Leicester last night? Snodgrass played for some of our pre-season and now he's gone. McCormack has been playing & there's still plenty of speculation surrounding him. Just because someone plays a part in his current club's pre-season doesn't mean they won't be moving on during the transfer window. They're not exactly going to leave them at home 'just in case someone bids for them!' - JamesC

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I read that JB is on between 25k and 40k per week. I am sure that is a lot more than we would pay him or indeed a lot more than he is worth. Will he take a big drop in wages with 3 years left on his contract, I doubt it

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Yes point taken about them playing for Leicester last night but can we afford their big wage demands?

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