Leeds Rumours Archive July 30 2012

 

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30 Jul 2012 15:57:27
Think Crainie will be no better than Bruce but definitely someone who can provide cover in an emergency or when a player needs a rest. He will probably play 20 games in a season including sub appearances. Next player I want to see is McGugan. Playmaker who won't cost much and a lot of these good players who have a dodgy season make a serious comeback in form when they move club. Round it all off with Peltier Cox and Maynard and we will do very well.

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Completely agree about mcgugan, quality player

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The advantage with Crainie is he can play anywhere across the defence. we have a very versatile team now, most players can play 2 or 3 positions.

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You think Forest, who have a 20m war chest, will be selling their best player?

Why would you even think McGugan would want to come? As things stand, we look average. Its time to get this takeover done, NOW!

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Your dreaming mate, Maynard and cox. We can't have both.

I think well see peltier, George Boyd and dj Campbell coming in.

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Peltier - Templeton - Cox

JDC

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Mcugan would be a very good buy, Cranie a good squad player but Cox is out of our price bracket.

foxrat

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Crainie is a decent defender i would be pleased if he signs

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The point being he will be paid a salary much less than Bruce, thus leaving more money to bring in one or two better players. Its all about balancing the books!

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I would avoid mcgugan at all costs. I'm a Leeds fan living in Nottingham n I don't think many florist fans would be too disheartened to see him leave purely because of his attitude! The guy is a CM and spits his dummy out when played anywhere else and I simply don't think CM is a priority for us anymore. He was benched/reserved under Billy Davies for half a season die to his lazy attitude!

Peltier, Templeton and beckford/maynard I agree with though....we would be a massive force to be reckoned with then!

Scot MOT!

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Thats the point, that makes warnock stand out as a manager. he will never have a player playing in a position they do not know well. this is why lees has been playing rb, so that he is very fimiliar with the role when called upon.
big, big, bigger season this time for the mighty whites>
mot4life

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Think the lad must get a chance before being ripped apart before a ball is even kicked.

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Remember the old saying
Jack of all trades master of none
A team full of relegated players does not bode well in my eyes

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A team full of relegated players?
Kenny, Drury, Green and Austin ... were not relegated and three are full internationals.
Ashdown, Pearce, Norris and Varney were relegated because of an imposed 10 points deduction.
The glass is at least half full and if the best is yet to come, according to Neil Warnock, it might, just might be full enough.

JDC

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Cox is off to swansea, he ain't coming to us, its all about beckford

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Does warnocks masterful 'not playing a player in a position they don't know' not apply to aidy white and right wing then? Honestly, one day I think i'll see a rumour on here about warnock feeding 5 thousand Leeds fans with 5loaves and 2 fish!

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Why not he worked miracles at the blunts and qpr?

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Yes but at blunts and qpr he did not just sign Portsmouth players and have no funds from the chairman

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30 Jul 2012 15:19:02
tempelton,boyd and mcormack and im happy get them to sign yes please

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Templeton and Boyd are both average players,would rather us go for Kightly and a forward with pace

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They would all cost a fee and ken is not spending money so you need to look at free transfers not the players you have mentioned

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I would be delighted if we got either Boyd or Templeton. If we got both, that would give us a lot of trickery in offensive positions; and in the case of Templeton, pace, whilst Boyd would offer a welcome infusion of creativity. If we were able to get a pacey, powerful goalscorer as well, I would -on balance- be prepared to sacrifice McCormack, despite his undoubted virtues, in the name of a balanced team that would I think be better placed to gain promotion. Interested to hear what others think on that one. Chapel A

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Kightly! and how much do you think he would cost? You are totally unrealistic, we cannot afford his transfer fee or wages ffs

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Course we could,he is in his last yr now,we just got 3m for snod and are awiting the so called 'investment'..Warnock has stated he still wants his 'Excellent signings'..an average Boyd and a player who looks half decent in the spl hardly deserve the phrase 'excellent'do they...ffs

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30 Jul 2012 14:36:19
does anyone know if we gonna sign tempelton because thats what we need now snodgrass has gone i hope so before some other team like forest grab him and we lose out agen.

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I doubt we will be signing templeton, which I don't think is a massive deal, though he would be a good signing. Reasons for this, warnock has stated many times he wanted to play snodgrass in a more central free role behind attacker(s), templeton is a winger, and I don't know much about him, but guessing he isn't suited to the more central role, unlike varney. I've seen negativity about varney on here, but I think he did well under holloway at blackpool, who is an established manager, so I believe warnock will get the best of varney and he will flourish for us!

Charlie brown MOT!

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Unlikely as he has an asking price of 1m

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You mean ipswich or crystal palace any time where linked to someone they both try to snap them up.

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Templeton is a little bit like Mad Max ... loads of pace, tricky and can score goals. Sign him ... he's young talented and will certainly add flair to the squad.

JDC

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Warnock wanted Snoddy to play central because he felt he was more suited to that role, Templeton is more of an outright winger with a bit of pace and if that is what Warnock is looking for then he would be perfect, 1 mil may be expensive but to buy another in that position of that quality would be double that.

foxrat

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Warnock has apparently said templeton isnt the kind of player he wants to bring in.....

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I know Templeton is highly regarded, but i'm sure we would be able to get George Boyd for cheaper.

Would personally take either, but i'm always wary about buying from the SPL. There is some very good talent, but the prestige of the league has always been a debating point, and have seen countless times, players come over and struggle.

Not saying there isn't the few exceptions, and would be happy to see Templeton in a Leeds shirt, but 1m does seem abit steep.

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Henri Lansbury and Vladmir Weiss or even Joey Barton either permanent or on loan are the calibre of player Leeds should be signing not Crainie, Templeton, Drury, Green, Norris etc. or Beckford who missed bucket loads of chances playing in the 3rd division! If there was a takeover of any significance we wouldn't be sniffing around free signings. They are released for a reason!

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30 Jul 2012 13:26:45
NW says Paynter is free to move away from Leeds but move has to suit us. I would have thought any offer would and should be snapped up !!

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Lower clubs will be asking us to pay a wage percentage.

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I think what Neil meant was he will only go to the club we have to pay less money to, to take him off our hands!! ;-)

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Any fee generated for Paynter won't be more than 50k.

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3 and a packet of maltesers should do the trick {Ed003's Note - I reckon the chocolates might swing it}

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I'll give you a chicken burger for him bargain that you know! {Ed003's Note - now we are talking ;) }

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They will want about 50% of the wage considering the massive wage we are apparently paying him as we got him on a Bosman

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30 Jul 2012 13:18:11
There are so many rumours attached to leeds that you dont know which ones to believe! I guess its just an agonising waiting game from here on in!

IN NEIL WE TRUST
MOT

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Too right it's pretty exciting regardless of whether the takeover is happening seeing so many new faces should be great just hope we can get a quality winger perhaps templeton and a good striker and course keep Ross

Mot

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30 Jul 2012 12:32:12
Spoke to my mate who is a West Brom fan, first thing he said to me is Brunt will be a top signing for you. Asked him what he was on about and he is convinced we've made an offer for him and he reckons they will let him go.

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I for one would be as happy as a pig in the brown stuff if Brunt comes to Leeds

Quality player and better than Snoddy in my opinion

I reckon NW is doing Leeds proud and building a solid team that could and should challenge for honours

Just need to sort out the front line and away we go !

Rob MOT

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A top shout, he has a year left on his current contract, so would definitely be worth a bid, he is more than capable of performing in the championship! MOT SussexLeeds

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Hes there captain ! why would they let him goooo!!

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Hi, Chris is a super bloke and a cracking player. I worked (?) with his father, another super bloke, (he played rugby, does not make him a bad person, but boy, could he hoof a ball!) Back in the day I met Chris at Newforge, and asked him to consider signing for the Mighty Whites as he was going nowhere at Middles Earth, but the bright lights of the midlands pulled him in.
IMO, the best left foot in the game, and if he signs, I can dine out on the fiver his Da will owe me,(Bruno, are you still out there? 35 South, will stand you a pint)

tRip (aka Tes!)

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Awesome player...!

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Great player and would love to see him play for Leeds but truth is we couldn't afford him.

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Just a note to the one who said why would they let there captain go? Well we did twice in a year. Money talks and maybe he wants a change. Still think we need a right back unless Lees is to play there and play maker. If Ross goes then another quick player up front.

Gaz Leeds

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Gaz..

Totally different regarding captains going.. are captains going UP to prem .. Thers aint gonna go DOWN to championship! IMO

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Unlike us, West Brom take themselves seriously as a football club and would be worried about the message that selling their captain gives to their loyal fans.

I don't why anyone would think a move for a highly rated 27 year old Premier League captain to a Championship club would be in any way likely.

It CERTAINLY won't happen with Bates around, for the reason of wages alone.

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30 Jul 2012 11:38:08
Jamie Mackie down the pecking order as QPR now have 9 strikers, would be a good addition if McCormack leaves?

Woody LUFC

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As much has i would like to see mackie join us i just cant see it happening he has only recently signed a new contract at qpr Dale mot?

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I don't think we could afford his wages.

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More likely to get DJ Campbell or maybe Bothroyd from QPR

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This would be our signing of the season (IMO) FL455H

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30 Jul 2012 12:18:39
SkySports are reporting that we are set to hand a contract to Martin Cranie. Thoughts?

StevenLufc

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Good squad player to have as back up, very pleased with defence for this season compared to last season, defensive cover was poor last season in my opinion so looking good so far. Cranie also useful because he is a versatile defender can play full back or centre half.

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My thoughts? Not relevant. Like most Leeds fans, I don't know a lot about him. It's Warnock's thoughts that matter, and he's described him as a "squad player" which means that he hopes he won't have to play him. So I'm not getting over-excited.

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30 Jul 2012 11:55:51
With the news that Martin Crainey is now likely to be offered a contract I think it would be fair to say we have our defence and central midfield sorted for the coming season, now Neil if you would be so kind as to sign some exciting midfielders and possibly a striker that would go down a treat, cheers. MOT SussexLeeds

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I still think we need a right back...

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30 Jul 2012 11:53:40
i bloody hope crainie isnt one of the so called crucial signings.yes hes a good squad addition but wheres the icing.i hope this isnt classed as one.we need 3 quality players and fairly sharpish now.we have better squad but not a better team.surely as we stand we cant be confident.keep mccormack plus add another 3.yes to campbell,maynard or beckford..shrew leeds

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I beg to differ. We certainly have a better team already. Another 3 or 4 to come and we'll be right in the mix.

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If you read what NW said about him on the OS you will realise he is not one of the big signings we are waiting for. He called him a good squad player and if he accepted the role offered him at the club then he would sign him.

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NW has already been quoted as saying that he would be a squad player

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I dont know why people seem to think dj campbell would be a crucial signing but he had a good season with blackpool and scored one goal for qpr and everyone is making him out to be a world beater. and tbh an unfit davide somma is much much better.
john.

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Campbell,maynard or beckford would cost money and if you have not noticed we are not spending any

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Added three ... Lee Peltier - David Templeton and Simon Cox

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NW has already said that he sees Crainie as a squad player, so no need to worry.

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How would a trialist be a crucial signing? der

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Original poster..i dont particularly mean campbell but someone of his ilk.a prem player

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People are saying Campbell because he is the most likely. Good pacey striker . Proven in the championship, warnock and him worked together at qpr. His wages won't be astronomical like beckford, and the fee will be less than both beckford and Maynard.

Dont get me wrong, id love to see beckford . Maybe maynard, but everyone forgets that maynard is injury prone and usually sits out atleast 3 months a season. I Expect to see Campbell signing soon.

If we get anyone better or younger like beckford then it would be a nice surprise

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You can't have icing without a solid base...

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30 Jul 2012 11:27:01
Haha just posted about Bruce and just looked on sky that hes joined hull awww father and son

Lmc

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Why are you mocking Bruce? Show a bit of respect. I think he wasn't given a fair crack of the whip at Leeds and could still do a good job. Good luck to him I say.

Mad Mick Hennigan {Ed020's Note - he did a fair job, so i gotta agree with you there, theres worse currently still at the club}

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Another one off the wage bill.

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I hope he does well at Hull but not against us .sharky lufc

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Bruce is a decent player, never got a fair chance under Grayson. Remember the Emirates? He was immense. Good luck to him.

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Am not mocking him he's a good squad player but not a starting 11 player if were looking to go up, like this crainey lad good squad player but that's it need a good defender

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30 Jul 2012 11:11:05
Alex Bruce had talks with a Greek team last week said because his wife is expecting a Baby its a wrong time to move abroad. Also said the talks with la galaxy are untrue had talks last year but nothing since

Source his twitter

Lmc.

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Going to Hull isn't he?

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30 Jul 2012 10:57:27
Just read on the evening post Eddie Gray says we have enough strikers and only looking at 1 maybe 2 more players.
1 defender who I think will be Peltier and a centre midfielder or winger depending where he plays aidy?

I think we need peltier a good winger and a play maker which we haven't had for years and 1 more striker then I'll be happy.

If take over happens maybe spend the extra money on real tallent as we have all the basics covered.

Long as we play as a team we should be up there at the end of the season.
we have the best training facilities and coaching staff amazing ground and supports and best manager outside premiership.come on leeds we can do it and show the rest were still here.mot

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Leeds are going up, going up, Leeds are going up!

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Completely disagree with the Legend in this case.
We need at least 1 RB ,1CB 1 hopefully 2 AM and 1 CF. In my opinion and i dont think we should settle on less if we are serious about going up.

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Nice guy eddie thought we was going up last season. enough said.

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30 Jul 2012 08:53:29
Daily Mirror reporting Billy Paynter is on the brink of signing for Blackpool

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It is also reported in the Daily Mail that he is off to Blackpool

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Really !? they need some new donkeys on the beach !

do you know what the donkeys on Blackpool beach get for their lunch ??......about half an hour !

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What a great Monday morning joke.

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That would be nice. Price? {Ed020's Note - to get anything would be a bonus lol!!}

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29 Jul 2012 21:28:38
Been told that dj campbell will sign next week
From a very reliable source

Big dan Leeds

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30 Jul 2012 00:08:46
Rudy Austins move from SK Brann will be offically completed tomorrow and also squad numbers will be announced for the 12/13 campain! MARCHING ON TOGETHER

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Thats funny as it got announced yesterday 3 year deal

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