Leeds Rumours Archive June 02 2012

 

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02 Jun 2012 20:53:31
I live near Nottingham and the news is Florist are in takeover talks next week, but NOT with the Kuwaitis. Personally, I think the Fawaz guy is a self-publicist. He won't be investing in Florist or LUFC. The yanks bid is the only offer on the table, and I hope it's a good 'un to get rid of the old scrote himself.

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Now ime onfused the yanks are now bidding for forrest ?

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So it's interflora that are the mystery bidders then ! They are the biggest florists I know

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Fawaz strikes me as being like Tony Fernandes at QPR. Don't want people like that near Leeds. That's just Ridsdale all over again.

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Get David Healy back !!! Free even though Crawley and fleetwood want him doubt we can compete with them lol MOT
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02 Jun 2012 20:15:57
ok there is a rumour the deal is done the prie agreed the paperwork is signed all thats holing things up is due dilligene and f a cheks it should take 2 to 3 weeks but to help warnok out there will be a 1o million advance to the club kickstart warnoks rebuilding program

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Who's gonna give warnock a 10 mil advance before things have gone through . only an idiot

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Lets nip this in the bud now, Owners are limited to an investment of £6m this coming season.

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Wont be signed if they are doing due dilligence!! they will have signed a non disclosure agreement which means nothing is agreed but they must have proof of funds, lets hope so o.w

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02 Jun 2012 18:05:38
Bates wanted to take a step back from leeds still be shareholder but all the investers want full ownership of leeds so 2 things will happen he will sell or get big loan out against the club and with no profit in the last 2 years run leeds in the ground

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Leeds posted profit of over 3 million last year so how can you saY THERE HAs been no profit in last 2 years you really shpuld researh your inane post

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I don't think captain birdseye would run are club into the ground, when he's already done this too are beloveded club.
The only way he can redeme himself, is by selling to someone who really give's a sh-t.
mot4life

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Where do you get your info from or do you just make it up?! Why on earth would he run the club into the ground, idiots like you have no idea at all and just sprout utter rubbish you clown !

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To the second poster how has he run the club into the ground when it is showing a profit?? first poster are you just unintelligent?

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Bates has run leeds in a sensible financial manner for the long term health of the club. I doubt he would change that approach

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Yes great idea let's waste 7 years of my life rebuilding Leeds united to ruin it your an idiot

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All bates did was sell everything and and go into administration . he then ran the club off of the money that was left over . it now looks like we have almost run out of this money and this is why we are selling our top players . we are reducing our transfer/wage budget to between 9.5 and 11.5 mil . another few seasons without the sale of the club could see us in administration again and in league 1 needing to sell players but we wouldn't have any players worth anything by then we wont have a stadium or training ground to borrow against and we may even end up going extinct as a football club .

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"he then ran the club off of the money that was left over" - Leeds' profit since then disproves that as well as "he's already done this too are beloveded club" (which I assume means 'he's already done this to our beloved club').

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02 Jun 2012 17:03:33
Danny Guthrie deal is almost done and Warnock is interested in the following players (Yet to enquire):
Lee Peltier - Leicester City
Matthew Kilgallon - Sunderland
Clint Hill, Matt Connolly & Fitz Hall - QPR
Paddy Kenny - Also QPR
Somen Tchoyi - Free Agent (Released by WBA)

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I said danny guthrie a couple of days ago whats your source also paddy kenny looks a done deal also clint hill looks a good bet

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Saw today that Clint Hill has been released by QPR. Good news for us

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If you haven't noticed we're in the middle of atakeover and we're still getting players in. I don't think so till it's over.

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Lets be honest, this is a wish list and educated guess based on what we need rather than on inside information. In that respect you have chosen some good and obtainable players that would strengthen us. So, it's a good list of players but there ain't much truth to your rumour. However I hope I'm wrong and your telling the truth.
On a side note people have stopped mentioning Diouff but I personally think he's a done deal (not a rumour, just opinion) - would prefer if he didn't come personally.
jt-lufc

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Were do you get this from warnock is away on hols is he not ?

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Guthrie said on twitter he is looking for a new home in the midlands...WBA likely destination.

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This is the person who posted the rumour and according to my source (Who I can't reveal for obvious reasons), Warnock left a list of players he wants for the new owners/investors to see. Just a rumour.

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I can't see Guthrie moving here. When he played for newcastle this season he was excellent . Will stay in pl

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02 Jun 2012 16:47:15
So is Aidy White a free agent now ?

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This topic has been goin on for time. So if you don't know now, you never will mate.#
mot4life

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No he is not. He will be on the 1st July when his contract expires.

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Even if he is a free agent there is still a fee to be had poss 1 million due to is age,thing with white cant tackle cant pass a ball only got speed ,better left back or left winngers out there

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Yes he is free to F@@k off the only grabbing tw@t

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02 Jun 2012 16:07:21
My freinds said that the THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER is trying to buy Lufc, Eland road and thorpe arch

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It´s currently run by the duke of hazard, so could be an improvement,

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Personal fortune of 7.6 billion ide love him to but i doubt it

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The Duke was interested, until someone else wanted the president and we can blame Snake Bliskin for this outcome.
Hope this answears your post!
mot4life

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I wish my friends were as imaginative as yours.

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All of you consortium's with dukes involved need to make yourselves known.
Time to put up your Dukes

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02 Jun 2012 15:57:06
I've no idea how true this is, but just heard from a taxi driver in Newcastle that Danny Guthrie could be on his way to Leeds. Apparently the rumour has been doing the rounds for a few months in the north east. Any news on this ED? {Ed013's Note - I know he would be a good signing and there was interest a few months ago, but it went away. Maybe a pre-agreement was sorted out and now he is free to join}

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I was pleasantly surprised when the taxi driver said this to me. I hadn't heard anything about this previously. Personally I think Guthrie is a very good footballer & would be a great signing if Warnock could pull it off. Let's hope the takeover/investment goes through soon so signings like this can happen.

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I don't know how true this rumour is but I did hear lots of talk about him coming months ago.

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Very good player and in are league, he would make us a far better team. I feel these are the type of players we need, if we are to achieve are goals.
Theres too many quality players unattached. You could make a promotion winning team out of that lot.

mot4life

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02 Jun 2012 15:52:06
A decent signing! Danny Guthrie is very much a done deal, saw him being shown round thorp arch yesterday afternoon. Expect the deal to be done early next week after the bank holidays, most likely Wednesday.

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02 Jun 2012 15:44:53
Investment talks have fallen through due to disagreements in the percentage share Bates wishes to sell, he wants to remain majority shareholder whilst this American company wants to take full control. Bates is not interested in a full takeover.

Source: Lawyer of the American Company

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Reveal the American Company then if talks have collapsed.

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The talks would of never started if that's the case as bates would of said from the off that he didn't want a full takeover you are talking out of your arse

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God knows why people post crap like this,no source at all

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You think this is the way business is done?? Oh my God

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Delia, concentrate on finding a manager for the yellow bellies instead of making up crap about the greatest club in the north

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Pmsfl what some folk will do say and make up apprently talks are going on with harvey because ken bates is urrently missing afyer going suba diving with his sicillian suba diving instruter who is the godson of jon defrenzi

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Talks would break down at a very early stage if.this was a problem, not at advanced stages of negotiation.

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If all that Bates is interested in is money(which he is), then surely he would welcome a full takeover, so that he could sell as many of his shares as possible?

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02 Jun 2012 10:51:28
Pelts will return to hudds as they can afford him,, nobody wants barn door bekford apart from Leeds lmao

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Ide have beckford no problems we have the secret weopn to make becks fire on all cylinders ansd seing as he is on the leicster retained list so do they

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Barn door beckford?? Think you don't understand the meaning of barn door otherwise you wouldn't put beckford in the same sentence has barn door

Not lindleeds

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Mot lindleeds lol

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Message to trollers from our newly promoted inbred neighbours. Fluke off to your own poorly populated rumour site and post your drivvel there.

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Yes puppy go running along now MOT forever wherever together with the mighty whites

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Re above, agreed! And if 'Pelts' is even contemplating returning to a small town club then good luck to him 'cos we're only interested in top quality players (not Leicester's or any other Championship club's cast-offs) to take us forward.

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Ha ha oh dear oh dear ...suppose we better get used to the Tin Pots Trolling for a bite now in same division again.

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Barn door beckford > barn door billy. If we're the only ones after him then foooking get him! As for peltier he is a good rb going forward but not the greatest defensive rb

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It's not been easy for Beckford since he left Leeds. Scoring goals can't be easy when every time you look down and see the badge on your shirt you feel physically sick! mk

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Barn door beckford u on smack am sure he hit 6 goals in 2 games u dont have a clue and sorry but i dont rate pelts think the lot better right backs about shame we let frazer rich go great player

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02 Jun 2012 10:25:04
On the yep it says its us vs huddersfied for lee peltier 500 k. This Could get embarrassing RT

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Seing as warnock is on holls and harvey busy with the investers the story started in the leicster mercury news inventing a bidding war

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I dont think we can expect to much until this investment is sorted. In all probability, it should be sorted for when NW returns.

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Most players dont like returning to previous clubs though

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In my eyes this is why we didn't sign ward. Same fee, same position, peltsy the errrr player. Hope he signs and brings us the pace Connolly never had

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The problem with Connolly isn't pace - it's the fact that he can't tackle to save his life. He puts good crosses in though.

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02 Jun 2012 10:07:41
Leeds are interested in Matt Kilgallon, a defender who plays for Sunderland. He is out of contract soon and might not get it renewed, and if not expect Leeds to be in the running for him. Back in his QPR days, Warnock had Kilgallon on his scouting list, and was also the one responsible for bringing Kilgallon to Sheffield from the one and only Leeds, his boyhood club. So hopefully he would take us over other clubs, and not only that he is apparantly a good defender, although not being played much at the moment but would be an exceptional Championship player.

Source: Sunderland Echo

Leeds Demon

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Get back to your home work mate, we all know who kilgallon is, he was ment to be the next Woodgate....ment to be not now not ever, another ex Leeds player too injury prone to return

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He wasnt an exceptional championship player last time he played for us, quite average to be fair

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I've done all the homework I need, he played a vital part in our 2005/6 season and was in the england under-21's. Considering he was around 21-22 and not as experienced as he is now, yes i think he could do well for us. He also played well for sheffield, I think he got player of the season award? Come on he would do well, if only to get us up, not for long-term.

Leeds Demon

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I saw him at Donny Rovers last season on loan, very very average. Fair enough, his confidence was shot because Sunderland wouldn't play him, but he was suppossed to come and prove his worth. He didn't i'm afraid

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It's difficult for a defender to stand out in a team like Donny though, because even if he's good, he gets put under so much pressure due to the ineptness of the rest of the team, that he's bound to look bad anyway.

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02 Jun 2012 10:06:39
LEEDS UNITED are keeping tabs on Matt Kilgallon, with the Sunderland defender’s future still uncertain despite his second coming on Wearside.

Neil Warnock was at the stadium of light towards the end of last season, with Kilgallon though to be the subject of the Leeds' boss scouting list.
Source: Sunderland Echo.
ConnorMOT!

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02 Jun 2012 09:48:31
smithy released from newcaste along with guthrie could both do a job for us

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Dont want either smith has lost it and if guthrie still had it he would have been offeres a new contract

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Smith could'nt do a job for mk dons let alone leeds.see him taking up a coaching role somewhere. {Ed013's Note - MK Dons are in talks with him}

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Indeed they could, those mens toilets have not had proper clean for ages.

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Yeah Smithy! Come back! We've missed you so much..........life's not the same without Gavin & Sta.....................Oh, Alan Smith not James Corden?
No thanks then

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Please just stop it about Alan Smith.
Enough already

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I think Guthrie might be a good signing, if his wage demands aren't high.

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Actually we could do with smith, becchio was only saying the other day they needed some loser to peel the half time oranges

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Smithy not good enough now
he'll stay at mk dons or go back to newcastle to coach

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The days of romantic memory and talk of SMITH are long gone. He's not even made his mark in Div 1 with MK Dons and you fantasize some fantastic comeback ? 'Get a grip'

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02 Jun 2012 09:31:39
Disregard all previous posts. This is the real deal at Leeds. I can't disclose my source, as the individual that passed me this information would lose their job should it be discovered they have been talking about this highly confidential deal. Here is what is allegedly happening:

From the off, forget two things - takeover and Chicago. Don't know where the Chicago thing has come from, but the group in discussions with the club are based in Washington DC. The group is NOT - I repeat - NOT - interested in a fully fledged takeover of the club in the first instance (I will come back to this). They are looking to take a fairly hefty minority share, and in all likelihood Bates will stay on as Chairman - though as I will explain, not as we know it.

As I understand it, the deal is structured in a way which means that the Americans will invest a certain amount of money in the club over the next three years. I'm not sure how much, but I believe this is specifically for transfer fees & wages, and they will deploy a "Director of Football" to oversee all of this expenditure and essentially run the football side of the club. One of the sticking points of the negotiations has been how much the clubs organic turnover (i.e. gate receipts etc) will also contribute. Bates is hanging on for as much as possible to go into building work. The American's also have an option to buy the club at the end of a three year period, when it is understood Bates hopes to retire.

In essence, the deal allows Ken to have a last go at his building projects, whilst simultaneously being able to put together a team targeting promotion. In return, the Americans get a hefty stake in a huge club which is going to receive enough investment to propel it to the Premier League. But the interesting thing is that the power at the club will be effectively split, with the American's funding and running the football, and Ken Bates continuing with his construction.

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Mmmmmmmm yes ok have you heard of the new finances we can onbly spend a certain amoung of money each season

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Also an investment wouldnt last this long either

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And sorry if its a minority share holding bates will still have overall controll of the club and why would anyon invest over 3 years when bates could turn round and say thanks for the investmant lads ive decided not to sell up you insider needs new insider information

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If you intend to make up things you should be a little cleverer, your first paragraph starts with 'Disregard all previous posts. This is the real deal at Leeds'. Then ends with 'Here is what is allegedly happening'.
The real deal and allegations are polar opposites apart. It can only be one or the other so you counteracted your own statement within 4 lines you muppet.

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That sounds very logical. An outside investment can still invest about 5 mill I think which is enough for a championship side. Good rumour hope it's true as bates is a decent businessman but does need someone to kick him up the arse.

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There is a major flaw in all this - the repeated reference to building works.
The casino will only happen if Elland Road is selected as the preferred location by Leeds City Council. If it happens it will be built by an end casino operator who will also build a new West Stand for the club - this will be at zero cost to the club.
Again if a hotel is built at ER it will be built and funded by a Developer (this is a standard model in the new hotel sector).

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If this was true and an investment over 3 years it woulnt take this long

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As long as it brings some good times bk to ER I'll be happy.

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Clever with words you may be, bet you hold onto your farts, coz it's all s@@@te your spouting

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....and, why would a taxi driver lose his job?

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OP i cant reveal my source cos he may lose his job but he tells me you are talking b****cks.

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Original poster here. Quite surprised at the vitriol from my fellow Leeds fans.

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Original poster if you dont like the flack stop posting rubbish. You could reveal your source.......oh thats right you aint got one have you.

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Actually, this sounds very plausible to me -and cannot think of any fundamental objection; think it could work well as a model -very logical as a way of Bates gradually relinquishing control, whilst seeing through his development projects. Think some of the negative posters are being picky for the sake of it, with respect. Good call.

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02 Jun 2012 09:05:19
Confidential stuff, but here goes, my sources have confirmed that Lee Peltier of Leicester City is due to join next week, you heard it here first!

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No we didnt hear it here first, we read it on YEP just like you!

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Really? Your "source" no name (fictional character in your head) same peltier rumour that has been running from the start of the week so it's far from hearing it first, bit of a wasted post lad

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I wonder if ed, knows as a percentage, all those that end a rumour with "you heard it here first" actually happen...no transfers yet unill (investment/takeover) is finalised! you know what phrase follows this..lol..mot {Ed013's Note - About 2%!}

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No i heard it on now first, 2 days ago.

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02 Jun 2012 02:20:09
Deal pretty much done with regards to takeover. Looks very much like the americans rather than fawaz. This is way better for us as the fawaz guy is not as rich as the americans. The deal will be announced next week and wary can then start spending. Champions!!

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As harvey is fling back to the uk to contiue talks the deal is far from done when the deal is done and price agreed it will still take 2 weeks for due dilligence and and for new owners to pass the stringency test from the f a

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Fawaz is in top ten rich list in the world, no one really knows who the americans are yet, clutching at straws there.

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Fawaz is in no position to buy a 2nd tier club he announced that on kuwait tv 2 days ago he really not as rich as he is made out do ya research on him not just the rumours

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02 Jun 2012 00:49:30
Kenneth C Griffin, is thought to be the man behind the chicago based outfit rumoured to be interested in leeds.

He is the founder and CEO of citadel 1 of the worlds largest hedge fund investment firms, and has a personal wealth thought to be in the region of $2.3-$2.5 billion.

At the end of 2011 he was the 512th richest person in the world!

This is the rumour i have heard from relatives who live in the states and a friend who has just recently come back (3 days ago)from the states and stopped off in chicago (for 1 night) on his way back home.

tommo. MOT

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Must be believable as he stayed in chicargo for 1 night

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Ok you sarcastic P"""" he stayed there as he was staying with friends who live there and that is the buzz around where his friends live. so think before you go mouthing off!

tommo. MOT

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@andrewhaigh has posted this in reference to Griffin
Quote direct from his spokesman: "There are no talks. This rumor is not true

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