Leeds Rumours Archive January 30 2012

 

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30 Jan 2012 22:36:53
Jaager deal off!!!!

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LOL ALL deals are off concerning Leeds get use to it

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We need to move for Jaager, we need to move for Jaager, we need to mooooooooove for Jaager!

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Was it ever on? we would have to have paid proper wages.

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That was off over a week ago nugget

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30 Jan 2012 22:08:57
leeds to sign adam smith and keith andrews plus trying to get a cb in too! both quality signings! MOT

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Andrews has handed in a written transfer request today. What do people think about possibly signing Andrews? Anyone prefer Clingan?

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Andrews over clingan any day, smith is good also, we need experience at the back

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Why is everyone so confident we are going to sign anyone good. Grayson failed last summer and he should have made sure we got the deals done and dusted early this time, but again, he hasnt. I hope i am eating my words tomorrow but this all feels like deja vu to me

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In fairness, he sealed up Pugh straight away and we've signed that American winger, and Delph on loan.

We may not have got the player we all think will make the difference (whoever that may be) but he has done some deals.

I'm more concerned that we havent got rid of players like Rachubka, O'brien etc. Get em off the wage bill for gods sake!

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Looks like the ADAM Smith shout is a goer, fingers crossed!!

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30 Jan 2012 22:00:22
Leeds to sign jordan rhodes for 2.5million from huddersfield about time bates did something

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Possibly the biggest piece of bull**** i've seen on here today.

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Are you kidding? West Ham offered 4.5 million at the start of the month, why would we get him for 2.5 million?

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Thank heavens for the eternal optimists & the simpleminded.

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And I suppose we are buying him with the money left over from the sale of Snodgrass after buying Tevez?

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Mmmmm didn't huddersfield turn down 7 million from west ham. Not sure they'll accept 2.5 mill a week later

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30 Jan 2012 21:40:21
Leeds set for an audacious bid for stoke striker kenwyne jones and middlesborough striker emnes to have a partnership that looks the same

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Leeds to trade Middlesbrough Becchio and McCormack for Emnes and McDonald and also Papa Smurf is going to get his wallet out and splash 7million on Gary Hooper :-)

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Pappa Smurf also going to moonwalk across centre line at halftime tomorrow.

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Emmes is crap!! Didnt you watch him vs sunderland?! He looked league 2 standard, maybe worse. I will be dissapointed if he came

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Second reply bloody awesome laughed my head off when i read that

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30 Jan 2012 21:35:45
omg west ham are going for Beckford, come on Bates open your wallet, lets get him back Gj

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Got more chance of seeing viduka back bates isnt spendin anything mate

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Dont want him back grass was greener so he thought well it aint

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It would be the only way Beckford will end up higher in the league than Leeds will!!

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30 Jan 2012 21:34:34
Leeds to sign Adam Smith from Spurs after he was recalled from MK Dons

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30 Jan 2012 21:32:41
Leeds are going to raid non league SC Zenos for Ash 'The Thumb' Ballance.

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30 Jan 2012 21:29:45
Curtis Walsh poised to be signed to Leeds United Scholarship scheme from BPA, promising footballer

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30 Jan 2012 21:26:27
watchin oldham v chesterfield chris taylor thankk god we never signed him not good enough

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30 Jan 2012 17:58:02
Leeds to sign Lewis Sambrook from non league Frickley Athletic, Reliable Source!!

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Nah, i'm pretty sure he's agreed a move to Rotherham United his boyhood club

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What!! Really, why would he do that, what a burke

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30 Jan 2012 17:43:42
Leeds to make a £3 mill bid to try land Maynard before west ham do

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We will only get a player in after one goes out if two go out we will get two in etc etc etc kens rules trouble is time is against us mot

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Don't care if this doesn't happen, far too injury prone great player but only when he plays :/

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Leeds wont get 2 in if they get rid of 2 hows that making the squad smaller. bates wants 10 out 5 in

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Uncle ken won,t spend a chunk like that in one go carry on dreaming

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Maynard win gums more like! dont agree i think he would be great but no chance

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Lol,why do peolpe on here keep linking us with players valued at 1,2,3 and 4 million pounds,have you all been locked up in prison for 3 years with no tv or papers?

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I think he'd be a great signing tho, just a shame he costs money and will need to be paid!

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30 Jan 2012 17:21:01
West Ham & Leeds Utd interested in Danny Higginbottom.

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Source - SSN reporter who was at Stokes ground earlier.

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Can we afford him on good money at stoke
i am sure will Mr Bates push the boat out
best to wait and see what do you think ed {Ed013's Note - I heard this a couple of days ago, may be true but is he not a left back? If he can play centre back then he has to be an improvement of what is there already!}

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He Has played mostly as a centre back for stoke Him and o dea would be unreal move lees back to the right maybe

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30 Jan 2012 17:20:45
Danny Higginbotham linked with Leeds aswell as Birmingham and West Ham

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30 Jan 2012 17:18:03
Robbie rogers has been handed the number 6 shirt.

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30 Jan 2012 17:17:09
Leeds to sign Keith Andrews (Blackburn) after he has handed in a transfer request today. LUFC !

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Kieth andrews will not sign for us, he will sign for blackpool or hull...

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Originally from Leeds but living in Ireland have just been listening to article on Irish radio about Keith Andrews who is desperate to play first team football with the 2012 Euros coming up. Would be an ideal replacement for Howson. So Ken or Simon if you are reading this....how about it !

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30 Jan 2012 17:04:42
Keith Andrews just handed in transfer request in at Blackburn. I know every person from each championship club will say this but he has been on our radar maybe he could be one of the 3 possible signings?

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30 Jan 2012 17:01:05
Keith Andrews has handed in a transfer request are we still interested?

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Why do people disagree with this is on sky sports, I didn't write post but c'mon get a life super Leeds

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30 Jan 2012 16:37:08
we are signing hooper from celtic {Ed020's Note - haha lennon will not let him go for anyless £5mill}

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I wish! Just the sort of player we need! Won't happen though

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Would be nice to sign some class for a change and if we signed hooper i would eat my hat {Ed020's Note - me 2}

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Is their groundsman called Hooper ? Because it wont be Gary H as that would cost 5-7m and Papa would keel over if he had to spend that sort of money !! Forget it this will never happen

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I know gary personally, load of rubbish, leeds approached him last summer with a pittance of a wage, he wont play for us now regardless of money. Dont expect him moving from celtic any time soon.

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30 Jan 2012 16:17:05
well it really annoys me when i see teams spending millions and then i see Leeds spend 500 k if that .bates as made us into the pikeys of this league scraping the bottom of the barrel .what a loser we have in-charge,i mean Bournemouth have spent more than us in this window . who the hell are Bournemouth?

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I know it's frustrating as a fan, as I do to but we have got to rember what happened in the past and.ken is making sure that we won't get in debt again. MOT

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True but spending money doesn't really mean anything. what matters is how good the team is. look at ipswich for example.

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And he pays your faith with overpriced season tickets and insists you renew early to avoid disappointment..! well it wont be long before we all have enough and re-post our season tickets applications back - it upsets me to write this but until we are all united, we will never have a squad to get us into the premiership -

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I hate to say this but... Bates and his lack of enthusiasm has knocked my interest in spending time, effort and money in seeing a team going nowhere this year. Show me we have half a chance and put a bit of effort in and I will show my enthusiasm by attending

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Bates has no real money what's he worth 30 million what's that in today's football climate,I'm afraid Bates is nothing but a thorn in the side of this great club,and when we were desperate we sold our soul to the devil

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30 Jan 2012 16:16:47
Hope someone 'exiting' comes in
before the first. Only loans so far,. I am discounting Pugh and Rogers because the former was already a regular and Robbie didnt require a fee.Now we have Mark Wilson(probably) who has a lot in common with Beb Parker. He is a full back who is injury prone. Not very exciting so far. Having said that
we have decent squad even without
Howson. Problem is they dont seem
'fired up' or particulary motivated. SG has already admitted as much. Unfortunately 'decent' but unmotivated players dont get you
promotion. SG has a lot to do. Still
sent in my ticket renewal and fed
up with the 'Bates out' rubbish. If you want to protest write to KB or do it somewhere else other than in the ground on matchdays. Does no good and proably some harm. KB is even more likely to do something to upset the 'Morons'. Nearly everyone can be vindictive and what has Ken to lose?

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Agree mostly with what you see but maybe a decent signing or two would show commitment to the club and existing players and so uplift team spirit

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First poster - so you'd rather be held to ransom by Bates while he ruins the club? Protests in the ground have to happen to show him we want him out. Its his own fault, and it needn't be like this - all he has to do is open up some sort of discussion with the fans but he's not interested.

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Firstposter here. Dont want to be held to ransom by KB but getting to the facts seems impossible. On the one hand he appeared to be someone who never had a good word to say about Leeds but got us out of a mess. Prior to him we had a succession of individuals and groups in the club who dragged us down. Bates did spend money at first and we have a large squad but whichis unbalanced and average with a wage bill that should be cut. A succession of managers have created that. Now we are looking for players who can take us to the next level up. Who are they? Below average premiership players on high wages or players from lower divisions wanting to step up? We never know how good they are until they try. Always a risk. SG hasn't been brilliant in that respect and coming to Leeds is a daunting for any player. Why. We often write them off before the even play and/or they are not outstanding from the start. So, with a wage structure that is rigid, a now very cautious(tight?) chairman and fans who can get on a players back if they struggle a bit. Where would you prefer prefer to play? Not Leeds unless you are a supporter or not that great or are wanting to kick start your career or finish one . Therefore not enough information for 'Bates out' chants both home and away and I go to both. If KB goes we might get other Ridsdale or some chicken farmers who know nothing about Leeds or Football. Follow the team. I think KB knows what the fans think already.

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30 Jan 2012 15:43:22
Well, we were promised 'exciting signings' and we got, er, Mark Wilson, on loan until the end of the season from Celtic. Not a regular up there at the moment, long term injured, and yet another loan. Eddie Gray has made the following point in the Y.E.P.-

''just hope we can get a couple of players who can change the whole aspect and outlook of the side and the way we play the game.''

Well, that will be Mark Wilson then! Exciting signing indeed! Can't we afford any permanent signings of quality....ever!

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Not sure the Mark Wilson deal is even genuine - no mention in today's press conference? {Ed020's Note - its on the yep website, i know thats not concrete, but its as close as you can get without it being the o/s}

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Guys, I stated last week and will sate it again. LUFC will not make any big signings, Grayson is on his way at the end of the season and papa smurf will not be commiting funds or wages for that reason.

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Mark wilson has signed on sky sports hes a good player but not in good shape at the moment if he gets rid of injuries he will be great for you

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30 Jan 2012 14:35:12
Matt Tubbs has gone to Bournemouth in stead of mighty Leeds, what does that say ?? Gj

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Do we actually know that we were after him? if so and hes chosen there then bit mad really but im not so sure we were...shrew leeds

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If tubbs was a bit younger he would be a cracking signing for us but he's 27.

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Would have been worth a punt , never too old at 27 ! Scores goals out of nothing and runs the line well, clever player in my opinion. You dont have to be an International to be good, lets face a lot of these lower league players get forced out of the Chelseas and Arsenals of this world who sign players from overseas. Took his goal well against Hull at the weekend and could easily make the step up, I do wonder what these scouts do at times, I was doing some for Leeds but gave up because the management team above wouldnt know a good player if he was right in front of them , joke !!

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That he's not good enough for the top end championship/Premiership. End of.

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It says he's a low league striker who's gone to a low league club. Get a life!

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If a player scores goals at one club it does not mean that he will score at another.

I think that there are good enough strikers in the squad, when THE MAN, that is Davide Somma, gets fit I think it will be a case of Matt who? Jordan who?

Lets see how prolific Tubbs, Sharp, and if he moves, Rhodes, become.

The closest example to home is Billy one goal, one good season, then what? Nothing. ( sorry, being unkind, one goal).

Another is Adam Le Fondre (or Lefondre, or lefondre, to keep nitpickers sweet), hardly killing dead things at Reading is he?

I believe that Mr Bates and Simon Grayson are doing their best for Leeds.

Is there anyone out there who honestly thinks that they get up every morning and think to themselves, " how can I mess up Leeds today?"

As for the management team not knowing a good player, I would dispute that,
Gradel, Johnson, Snodgrass, McCormack, Clayton, Lonergan... they seem fairly good to me.

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I belive mr bates himself said that johnson wasn't good enough for leeds...but he is good enough for the premier league and an england call up wtf?!?!

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30 Jan 2012 13:36:32
Anyone know what time the press conference is today? I'm excited after Thom Kirwin's Twitter comment!

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Probably just telling us that Snoddy's been sold...

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30 Jan 2012 13:19:39
leeds to sign
matt tubbs from crawley
mark wilson from celtic
richie wellens from leicester
by the end of today M.O.T

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Could be true because crawley have signed frank nouble from west ham which could be a possible replacement

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But it isn't as Tubbs has signed for Bournemouth. He's not as good as everyone thinks then! {Ed020's Note - this was before it was announce tubbs was to sign for bournemouth}

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Well to the poster its 4hrs til the end of the day and still no new signing's. I fear another transfer window will pass us by with the same excuses of the ones that got away and the player had the chance to play at a higher level etc etc. Grayson said weeks ago he had identified his main targets so why has he not gone and got them? or were those targets the loanees we have ? get ready for more disappointment fellow leeds fans

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30 Jan 2012 13:12:24
According to WIKIpedia Ryan Bertrand has signed on loan till the end of the season - Thjats the number 6 shirt filled!!! {Ed020's Note - don't trust wikipedia}

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Under the Wikipedia entry for Ryan Bertrand when yo type his name in Google it says he is at Leeds. These snippets aren't updated immediately but only when Google "crawls" a site, which I guess means it was put on at least 24 hours ago, maybe 48, which in turn means it probably isn't true (or at least it wasn't when it was put on)

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I just changed to him playing for hampton fc!

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How many more left backs do we need? I'd rather see a Centre Back or two come in!

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We don't need a left back.

right back, centre back, and central midfield please!

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30 Jan 2012 13:10:59
over last few days i am dismayed to find that utd are only going to sign about 20 new players from as far as ausie to aston villa. Get a life numpties and wait for reality.

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Its a RUMOURS website, the clue is in the title person !!
If you want reality, get off this site and go to the BBC website

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30 Jan 2012 12:33:23
samuael inkoom - DEF- apparently sighning. away on international duties at the moment

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He cost 10mil Euros in 2011 hardly believe he would be in our bracket but he is class and only 22. He wants to leave to so who knows!

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30 Jan 2012 12:27:46
According to SSN.. Mark Wilson from Celtic could be signing on loan for the rest of the season,Right back but adaptable for any back four position.

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Another big name signing. we are a laughing stock & i think bates loves life in the championship

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Thought he was out following surgery on a knee injury

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He played for Celtic in their development team last week, on his way back from injury!

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30 Jan 2012 12:06:02
Today will be the announcement of Serge
Makofo signing from Grimsby Town on a 5 year deal. This buy follows a successful period for serge in which he excelled in the blue sq bet premier. The fee will be around 4 million eventually rising to 5 million pounds

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Nobody is going to pay 4m for an untried non-league player. Especially not us!

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4 million for a grimsby town player?! come on

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4m, honestly? If you're going to troll with fake rumours, you could at least TRY make them believable....

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Really, he's played for 10 different clubs and managed a massive 10 goals, he's not even worth 4 or 5 quid.

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4million , from Grimsby town! Have you forgotten who owns are club! Risdale is no longer in charge! Wake up.

Couldn't you buy the whole club for 4m?

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Good one!

Will drive him there myself.

Up the Mariners. {Ed020's Note - Grimsby chairman John Fenty admitted on 16 May, that the signing of Makofo had been a "disaster",} can't see us buying him for that!!!

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He was a wonderkid on Championship Manager 4!! Get real, banged 45 goals a season for me for 20 years!

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Like leeds would spend 4 million pounds on one player....bates wont allow that much to be spent (including fees and wages)on our starting XI

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30 Jan 2012 11:49:51
Leeds to go for liverpool hot shot raheem sterling

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30 Jan 2012 11:36:47
I have been in the club shop an hour ago to get my son a lufc coat for his birthday, and 2 of the staff at the rear counter by the adult away shirts were saying to another worker in the clubshop "HES SIGNED, GET IN" so i asked them who they were talking about, who has signed? one of them replied "nobody, we cant say" the other said "nayls replacement" i said, "a center back?" he just smiled and said wait and see... i was puzzled by this and felt a bit annoyed, too many bloody secrets! anyway going on the scrappy information id been accidently told, i then read on here that theres a rumour about the number 6 shirt going on sale in the club shop so im putting 2 + 2 together new signing to be announced today, number 6... center half? i hope so, and not another donkey....

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ITS ANOTHER LOAN FROM CELTIC BATES OUT

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I posted the original post earlier today, as i said the staff member said "hes signed, get in" turns out we have agreed a deal with celtic for defender mark wilson who is a versatile defender, and will play number 6..

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Because the 'shop staff' get inside info before the press? are people dumb enough to beleive this?

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Original poster here again, to the lad who posted a reply last, "shop staff" as you call them, may or may not get inside info, i never said they did, i simply said what i heard and was told, and guess what smart arse, within hours we are signing someone, in the position i was told, im not being funny mate, but im just posting actual fact... all that i said, has actually happend.

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Hardly exciting is it taxi for bates and grayson both deserve each other

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Yes both SG and Bates to go for me now. Not expecting any signings in the next 24 hours.

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30 Jan 2012 11:25:27
Leeds to sign Mark Wilson, right-back from Celtic. But he won't be in the squad for the game with Birmingham.

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30 Jan 2012 11:24:20
Looks like Leeds could sign Alan Smith for free in the summer. Grayson on OS said the move was talked about more in the summer and the decision was made purely on footballing reasons, this to me means that money does not seem to be a barrier. Looks like he could return if his spell at MK Dons goes well.

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Too late, he signed for MK Dons today. Another opportunity gone by the wayside. Surely we can get some bigger talent?

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Stupid comment by grayson on ssn,why would smith want to come if he does well when,a,grayson couldnt be bothered to take the punt,b,lots of other clubs would by then be sniffing about.
we will see how well alan does,why would smith care what grayson thinks

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Think its just to say that we are monitoring Smiths progress over next few weeks and months as per story on o/s. wont be owt to do with incomings now as he's got irons in the fire keeping his cards close to his chest, working on some things that might come off. the usual kinda stuff

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He is totally past it. not what we need at all. we need young hungry players who want a shot at the prem, not old timers who know that if they got promoted would probably just be shipped out or in the reserves (and even worse wouldnt care).

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He will sign in summer to coincide with new home shirt or in bates language:

Smith + New Shirt + morons =

What a wonderful deal for Ken's pocket

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30 Jan 2012 11:13:19
Thom Kirwin confirmed on twitter that Press conference for Leeds this morning normal pre match stuff but possibility for a surprise! {Ed020's Note - keep ya fingers crossed!!}

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30 Jan 2012 09:55:43
with a bid for wes morgan accepted by nffc from lcfc does that pave the way for sean st ledger

lichaj may join now avfc are out of the cup

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I'LL PUT THIS IN CAPITALS SO IT STANDS OUT MORE - WE DO NOT WANT ST LEDGER AT OUR CLUB. HE'S AWFUL AND A TROUBLE MAKER. I LIVE DOWN THE ROAD FROM THE WALKERS STADIUM, MOST OF MY FRIENDS ARE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS THERE. THEY ALL TELL ME HE'S TERRIBLE AND THINKS HE'S 'ALL THAT'. IF WE SIGN HIM OUR DEFENCE WILL GET EVEN WORSE AND HE'LL DISRUPT THE HARMONY.

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^^^ what harmony? there is non at leeds at the minute

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Good player, despite your opinon. I'LL PUT THIS IN CAPITALS, I HOPE HE SIGNS FOR US!!!

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30 Jan 2012 09:54:15
Leeds' record transfer in the last 7 years to go through today!!! 42 year old Paul Furlong to bring back the magic and put back on the boots on a 550K a game deal!! Reliable Source!!!

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Ha. in the glum transfer days at elland road this certainly brought a smile to my face. ha. bring back batty

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30 Jan 2012 09:01:56
Leeds to sign youngster George Rhodes on 3 month loan from York and Haxby Cubs. He is a LB/CB and got a bright future in football.

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29 Jan 2012 23:30:46
Youngster Zac Thompson is being looked at by 2 unnamed premiership sides but is ready to stay loyal to leeds after they gave him his break in football

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Considering the performance Zac put in against Arsenal, it doesn't surprise me that big clubs would be looking at him. Doesn't mean he's going anywhere.

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Everton will kick themselves for releasing him in years to come.

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