Leeds Rumours Archive June 30 2012

 

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30 Jun 2012 22:17:59
Howard Wilkinson will be our new chairman.

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30 Jun 2012 20:56:04
Leeds interested in Forest midfielder Paul Anderson as they are now interested in Giovanni Dos Santos funded by Kuwait takeover.

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So if theyre interested because of takeover so could we be, dont need forest cast offs

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Horses**t, Dos Santos going to Spain, Atletico probably, takeover or not we can't afford him.

Baywhite

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Complete garbage. Random post, prob nf fan. Would not contribute to our midfield. Stay on your own rumour site you muppet.

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Well if we have a chairman with more money or just as much as the forset bloke has why would we go for someone they dont deem good enough, cant really see it to be fair
MOT

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30 Jun 2012 20:17:57
peltier is a def mate of mine just said
john fitz leeds 15 {Ed013's Note - Def meaning defender? I thought that was common knowledge!}

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Been on the internet all afternoon so your mate is a good reader..

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30 Jun 2012 19:41:45
Just heard on talksport that our new owner is from Island.

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Do you mean Ireland that well known Middle Eastern country? Lol. I suppose it's a new one. Or did you mean Iceland? Either way both countries are bankrupt and don't match any rumour thus far

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Where's island?? hope he's cashed wherever he's from......

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Which Island? Or are you referring to Ireland?

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Theres quite alot of islands in the world meaning we have narrowed down that our investor is from Earth lol

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Where is island never heard ofthat place
milky

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? blimey ED stick the lad an R in there beezejez ?? {Ed013's Note - I think he meant to say Iceland!}

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Nordic spelling of Iceland, but I dont think there is one man capable of raising 20 pounds up there at the moment

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What island is he from canvey or sheppy !! lol nickybee

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Zzzzzzz the rumours are getting a bit boring!

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This is true, it is a consortium head by terry wogan, other directors will be garhem norton and jedwood. read it on wiki so it must be true!

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Arran, Cumbrae, Skye, Mull, Aran, Uist....what Island is the new owner from?

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Think they refer to the fact that new owners operate out of Cayman Islands like most wealthy benefactors. Aint no island is middle East

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30 Jun 2012 19:36:25
Have a friend who ishigh up on yhe stewarding staff at er. He has told me that it is definitely an investment and not a takeover. He also said there will be an announcement on monday or tuesday. Don't know how right this is but guess we'll find out soon enough. DJ

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It's all over sky, the papers, leeds fanbases and ect plus the Leeds united official site that it's defo a takeover. I don't think an investments going to happen and sure hope it's a full takeover

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And they just casually tell stewards that btw there aint no stewards at elland road any more they was all released after last game also fir a factthere has been more than i caN COUNT who claime to know of or work the elland rosad who come up with a different story

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I believe it will be 100% wrong, how would a steward know anything!

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Stewards ?? come on ? if Lust and co say its a takeover then it is in what ever form it is masked - maybe 50% of it now and rest end of season anyway - leeds staff have probs been reassured over jobs by being told its investment only ? - all same thing anyway to me - funds for team

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100% takeover my mates mum is a cleaner at er and she hoovered kens office out fri , its empty!

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Stewards will know as much as the next person. The only people who know anything will be the new owners, the board and Mr Bates. The club shop staff don't know anything, not even the safety officer knows.

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Laughable. What would a steward be doing around the club in the close season? And why would they break a confidentiality agreement for his benefit?

If you're going to make something up, at least make it credible enough to be an interesting read.

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30 Jun 2012 17:58:20
Peltier looks like he's coming, Matt Mills most certainly isn't!

''Bolton pay £1million up front and a further £1m next summer to complete the deal, and will bring to an end Mills' year-long stay at the King Power Stadium.''

''Lee Peltier's £350,000 move to Leeds United is all agreed and will go through as soon as the takeover at the Yorkshire club is completed.''

Source : Leicester Mercury

MOT WMS!

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30 Jun 2012 17:46:03
I know this doesnt mean anything but apparently when bates challenged lust to find investment they knocked on duncan revies door and revie was backed by sheikh mohammed back in 2007 so it plausible

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30 Jun 2012 17:44:54
It's being reported that Matt Mills move to Bolton is back on, and Lee Peltier's switch to Leeds has gone through.

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30 Jun 2012 17:43:20
Reports in Leicester saying Peltier is a done deal at 350k. Will go through once takeover is complete.

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30 Jun 2012 17:43:00
Matt Mills on his way to bolton, Lee Peltier to Leeds for £350K once take over goes through

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Matt-Mills-Leicester-City-Bolton-set-completed/story-16472599-detail/story.html

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30 Jun 2012 16:52:18
Lucio released by inter milan age 34 a cheeky bid 1nce the takeover is completed?

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How do you bid on a released player?

LufcJay

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Nice idea, but I think we must set our sights lower for a while.he will be off to China or Russia or somewhere like that.dont see any massive names for a good few years yet.
Ben - telford

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I would love to see Lucio at Leeds, even at 34. Him alongside Pearce would be epic. But everyone that age seems to go to Qatari teams or 'Al Whoever', easier, slower football, and megabucks!

MOT WMS!

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Yea, lets not get as bad as forest fans and keep it real

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He's a good defender often opting to charge forward with pace but he'll probably go to the mls which is retirement home for has beens

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Remember what happened last time we got a Brazilian Defender from Serie A ..... Roque Junior

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30 Jun 2012 16:06:38
Lee Pelter fee agreed 350K will complete when take over is Finalised. DP

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Foxes paid 900k for peltier, doubt they'd take 500k hit after just one season

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To first response...

Why would they not take a 500k hit? This is Leicester were talking about....the same Leicester that paid 5m for matt mills a year ago and are now sending him on LOAN to Bolton for a fee of 1m with a view to permanent fir a further 1m....and you think their concerned about 500k?!?

IMO peltier will sign sometime next week...hopefully a takeover will be done then and we can start to bring in some quality to follow on from the 3 acquisitions already and make a title challenge :)

Scot MOT!

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Thats a total 4 signings now mate - 4 more due I'd say possibly 5 more

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30 Jun 2012 14:47:51
Sheikh Mohammed wiki

On June 29 2012 it was reported that he had bought a controlling interest in championship side Leeds United

Have Wiki actually got this one right for a change ?

He is not short of money worth USD$ 79.5 billion by Forbes

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79 billion ? Dnt be stupid bill gates is only worth 61 billion and he's the second ritchest man in the world ! The ritchest only got 72 billion where did u get that fact from ? Oh yeah probably made it up I guess !!

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Do people really not understand how Wiki works? Or are they changing the Wiki pages and then posting on here? - if so will you please understand that we are not stupid. No scoops will come from Wiki so just leave it out, it's boring!

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Ed, why is there so many wiki rumours allowed up? {Ed013's Note - They shouldn't be,I am sick and tired of them now}

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Wiki is just a tool for idios make stuff up , its sthi for me

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His fortune actually works out to approx 50 billion English pounds sterling....

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His family wealth in March 2012 is estimated at USD$ 79.5 billion by Forbes magazine

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Leeds fans aren't noted for their brains but this is one particularly dull poster. Wikipedia is open for anyone to change. It's a bit more likely to be some joker than the Sheikh sitting in his bedroom on his lap top updating his stat

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I'm pretty sure that the 'British' billion was 1,000,000,000,000 (ie a million million) whereas the US one that has now been adopted is 1,000,000,000 (a thousand million).

Perhaps that confuses things...

Jody

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30 Jun 2012 13:23:17
Steven Whittaker,Rangers RB signed for Norwich on a 4 year deal,would've been an exceptionally good signing for us in my opinion. Source:SSN
Jenksleeds

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None of the rangers fans think so. They reckon Norwich will go down if they play Whittaker every game

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30 Jun 2012 12:57:15
I heard Ken Bates has bought TA and ER so that he can sell it on to the new investors for a profit. Crafty bugger. At least this means we will have whats ours back. Also Fawaz al hasawi is buying forest. SSN say forest have granted the Kuwait family exclusivity period for due diligence.

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I think we all new that along time ago just like he "didnt" own leeds united

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I hope it is true that ken the swindler, is the owner of ER and TA. Then atleast the fans that have there head up Master Bates's ar=e, will at last get it into there heads, Bates was only ever after are money and now he knows he'ld have to put money in to get to the prem. Has now thought the gravy train is about to stop.
Long live the king and out with the fish finger sales man.
mot4life

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Mot4life I doubt you know what day it is sonny with salacious comments like "Ken the swindler". What laws has he broken? do you have proof he's broken the law. How long is your memory?
who flogged all the season tickets years in advance?
who then flogged off TA and ER and stripped all saleable assets out of our club, Who was it?
mot4 life you really need to get your house in order son before you jump on to the nearest bandwagon with all the other mouth breathers. I am not an uncle Tom for Ken Bates nor am a rabid salivator for him. But you really need to check in with with your LUST pals before you start making really ungrounded and unfounded allegations.
Are you a DHSS swindler? do you own a season ticket? Have you ever been to ER? Pretty hurtful stuff isn't it? Why then do you do it?
If Batesy can get all he can for allowing a takeover then good for him. I couldn't afford it. I doubt you could. Please give the man a break ffs, and come up with some witty, individual rumour.
Jedburgh White

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Top last post, never liked Ken but saved us when all others were waiting for us to fold. We need to stick together, no march on together hopefull,y been there on a wet n windy nights on the lowfields watching us get beat by the likes of Shrewsbury (no offence Shrews), time we got that felling back when the hairs stand up on your neck when MOT is in full swing no other feeling like it, on on on whatever......

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I agree with you Jedburgh white !! I don't
like ken but he has saved us from extinction
and NOW like anybody selling
property/business he wants top dollar so go
ahead ken fill your boots but please so,someone else can take us further
than you wanted/or could!! I will say this tho! Fans are fans wether you have the luxery to go each game or when you can! Dont mean your a better fan cause you go
every game.. Just makes you more privaliged, Going every week and got a better opinion on team matters,because you see week in and out,I've not been as much in last 2 years than I have previous 20years due to finances!this year Ill go to most again(don't make me less qualified to make comments about our great club in general tho)!! So let's stop the squabbling between us fans and lend the support the new owners will require from the off, and raise the roof at home and away games to show WHAT GREAT FANS We ARE wingy Mk MOT for life

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Jedburgh, i have a right to voice my thoughts on Bates. You are goin on as if i'm talking about one of your family members. You say Bates has not done anything crucked. Then why was the FA wanting to know what was goin on with who owned the club. Also you say who loaned on season tickets that was Ridsdale and now one mr Bates, for the construction of the east stand. Before you ask again, yes i do go to the games, as often as is possible. We are all have a right to say what we feel but like the other posts said, we all love leeds and are passionate about are club. So lets all stick togeather. ONWARDS AND UPWARDS.
mot4life

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I work 12 hrs a day,I am a season ticket holder,I hate Ken Bates the swindler and those of you who believe he saved us are living in cloud cuckoo land.
Bates said in a Jersey court on oath that he never put a penny in to Leeds so how did he save us.
All he has done is robbed us loyal fans from ST prices plus Beer, Food,Ticket prices even the Programmes are the dearest in english football.
So the day he goes is the day to celebrate and i certainly will.MOT TREVO

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30 Jun 2012 12:31:35
Leeds united supporters trust believes takeover could be complete next week #mot

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30 Jun 2012 12:28:17
Danny guthrie signed 4 reading today cross him off the list

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30 Jun 2012 10:23:14
SSN and the beeb confirming that the al-Hasawi stuff all related to them doing business with the sheriff.... Counts that link out...
Magnum MOT

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30 Jun 2012 09:45:24
Phil Hay reporting this morning that the deal is almost complete. Ken Bates era almost over.

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What a great moment...... I appreciate what Ken did but we all want more than just stability which I personally thank him for. Im now getting excited but dont care who comes in. Just need change and fresh course

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What exactly has ken done!!??
he got lufc for a 1 bid, an auction which was held to ransom by his company over a debt of 18-20million.
he won the auction for a 1, on the condition that they(he)would not be up against anyone else in the so called auction. so, he got everything, lufc, ta, the ground, the fan base for 18million, that's a bargain. he did not save us, he sent us into adminitration, which did not cost him anything, and thats why we ended up, where we did. struggling in the bottom tier of english footy, which he was to blame for. he has taken your money and invested it in other things, not the team, and actually he has sold, the backbone of the team, to make an even bigger profit for himself. wheres the money gone from the selling off of delph, howson, johnson, schmeichel, and others - on other things which bates has interests in, his other companies which for the last 5/6 years, lufc have been keeping them from going bust. bates using lufc to keep his other companies running at the expense of lufc fans!! how has pappa smurf been good for lufc???!!!

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We weren't in the bottom tier, and he didn't have a choice regarding putting us into admin. It was going to be whoever bought the club (which wasn't even him until last year - he was only chairman, so it wasn't his own decision anyway). How can he be blamed for administration, when there was no alternative? Really, it was Ridsale's ridiculous spending which p****d the money down the toilet that got us into administration.

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What absolute spanner would not believe this; news that's been around for weeks, along with the club statement and the fact that's it's in the YEP. Oh lol

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30 Jun 2012 09:42:47
Talking to Micheal Appleton (Pompey manager) last night at the Stone Roses gig in Manchester. He said Liam Lawrence is definitely going to Cardiff, so chalk him off too. Wouldn't comment on Varney, sort of said Norris might be possible. Ward didn't sign both because he decided to stay south but also there was problems with the fee Leeds didn't want to pay what they wanted. I know it's not massive news but cleared it up for me.

Grahamc

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That must have been in the queue for the bar, 1.5hrs i queued for Fosters Lager & Echo Falls wine - tragic !! Great gig but i feel rough today, i had thought about a rousing chorus of "Stand up if you hate Man U" but stood in the middle of all those Mancs i decided not to, i just sang it to myself quietly !

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You'd have been fine mate. It's manchester. They will all have been city fans

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There was a Yorkshire chant or two from a brave few but it didn't seem to catch on

Grahamc

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30 Jun 2012 08:49:04
I can confirm that Leeds' new owner is well known American oil rancher J.R Ewing, worth an estimated $14.7 BILLION dollars. You heard it here first.

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Gotta thank you for this one, made me chuckle big time after a rubbish nights sleep (;

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Breaking news....There are reports that the new owner of Leeds United has been shot. No one knows who is responsible...everyone is asking the question....Who shot JR

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I thought he had given up on things since he was shot by a relative?

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Wlould that be the J.R. Ewing from Dallas. If so we don't want the bar steward ... he's a crook!

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And a warm welcome to the Leeds Cowboys stadium.

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I heard it was the hamburgular who got is money from stealing it or ronald McDonald

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I thought i saw joan collins in a taxi in beeston the other day and i hear that horse from bonanza has put his life savings into the deal aswell!! whoop! whoop! cant wait!! {Ed013's Note - was she shopping for Snickers?!}

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Yer and Cliff Barnes has bought the scum ha ha

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Jock put a stop to it, Cliff Barnes is now buying LUFC just to p**s J R off.

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Then we woke up and it was all a dream zzzzzzz

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30 Jun 2012 08:23:02
The front runners of is taking over Leeds united
in first place is the king of dubai
2nd is Bernard arnault
3rd is the Australian billionaire
this is the news we been waiting for in decades.
This is bigger news then us finishing in s champions league spot
this news is more exciting then us reaching the semi finals of the champions league
We are super rich no matter who takes us over
WE ARE LEEDS . MARCHING ON TOGETHER

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I think you maybe getting ahead of yourself and could be dissapointed, not sure we will be the new Man City or Chelsea. Just remember what happened to The Foxes last year.

ben - telford

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All of the above have been linked yes, but I would be surprised if it turns out to be any of these, expect a consortium of some sort not one mega rich owner.

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It will be when and if it finally goes through but at the moment lets not get carried away , we been let down so many times MOT neil yorkshireman living in kent

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Think your getting a lil bit over excited, but I do hope your right.

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By Phil Hay
Published on Saturday 30 June 2012 09:10

The takeover of Leeds United is entering its final throes with Ken Bates nearing the end of his long reign as chairman.

United are poised to pass into new ownership after a decisive bid by investors based in the Middle East.

The YEP believes the deal is on the very brink of completion following a period of due diligence on the accounts at Elland Road. The process is not thought to have thrown up any obstacles or complications for the would-be buyers.

Great news,so we know its arab money! MOT FOR LIFE(markymafia)

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Classic, counting chickens before they've hatched.
I hope your right mate but a lot of people on hear are getting way ahead of themselves.

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The only king in Dubai is Burger King, your rumour is worse than your geography. for yr info Dubai is a Shiekdom in the United Arab Emirates.

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Leeds will always be super rich in the glorious fan base and support which we all contribute to..... Money cant buy that.

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I ain't getting ahead of myself. this time next week we be BILLIONAIRES trust

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While we all want what's best for lufc it's become a sad world when sports become this I've got we've got more than you culture I hate what footballs become, have we all traded skill, passion, pride in our club for this just so we can brag about how much our owners worth. I can remember when all that mattered was what happened on the pitch most fans didn't know or care about zillions and billions and contracts and thousands of pounds a week. It upsets me that our northern club has become this, so be it, time moves on but your all poorer for this as fans and one day when your older you will understand . Rant over Lufc forever

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30 Jun 2012 08:11:29
Hearing from a credible source this morning that Gary Cook will be the new CEO if and when the takeover finally goes through.

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Did well at Man City but said a few things more controversial than Mr Bates!
Hopefully that means our ex Postie that rarely delivers, Mr S Harvey is leaving then?

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30 Jun 2012 06:22:29
First off I know twitter aint the oracle of all football rumours, but I follow Joey Barton, just to see what he puts on. Though recently if you read his post, take way the up his own A**E rubbish, it does seem he's spending a lot time on M62 between scumchester and Yorkshire. Could be nowt! But I actually think he would be ok in a white shirt.

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I would definitely take him at Leeds, though cannot see Mr Warnock having him, he might be an animal but he can't half play a bit! I'm not the fussed if people like us a little less because of it. We are Leeds and we don't want to win popularity contest, do we?!

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Would be a good buy but seing as he dont like warnock plus the missing 3 months of football if it happens it wont be untill january

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He is a k*** and a liability, we don't need any more trouble at LUFC, that's how the rot started last time - remember Bowyer & Woodgate?

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Never in a million years ... the man is nothing more than a thug.

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Never ever will Barton be seen in a leeds shirt it's too good for him did you not see him in the final game of the season where he pushed tevez then kicked augero and then grabbed kompanys throat

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But isn't he the kind of player we need in centre mid', I agree he's a T***ER, But purely for football reasons? maybe worth a shot!

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And how can we afford his 75k per week wages?

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I would't touch him with a barge pole! complete idiot

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I would rather pull my own toenails out with my teeth than see that Muppet pulling on a Leeds shirt. To say he is an animal is an insult to animals

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29 Jun 2012 23:55:10
First time poster here so don't rip me too much, anyway, A friend of a friend has links at E.R. and he is certain that the middle east is involved with the takeover/investment/??
(something we all guessed but the guy is prety high ranked!)

Also,if Ross Mccormack decides he is bigger than Leeds and decides to move on then Dom Poleon will have a shot at the first team after earning a full contract following a highly impressive season under Neil Redfearn.

Hopefully i'm a reliable source for the future
after all i had the pleasure of an LUFC player living next door to me for 9 months!

F37BLU MOT!

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All this is old news, My 5yr old daughter figgered that much out. Warnock doesn't really want maccormack anyway, he wants someone with abit of pace and he defo doesn't fit the bill for pace. All this secrecy points high ranked middle eastern guy. So go back to playing guess who, because he doesn't have a mushtashe, doesn't wear glasses and doesn't have curly hair.
mot4life

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Well done Sherlock Holmes.... You talk complete rubbish, why would we start a young unproven striker when we are getting new owners and more money?

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LUST came out yesterday morning and said it was middle east money ,so hardly breaking news.

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All the young players coming through will be off out on loan .hopefully we decide to help york city up the tables by sending players like poleon and taylor to there.

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Think you are right in regard to getting our younger lads some good experience out on loan & what a good call it would be to help the Minstermen ;->

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Let me let you into a little secret, I'm from York & I know a lot of York City FC fans that hate us so lets not help them do anything!

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LUST said nothing of the sort. They know as much as me, nowt. They think they know. A bit of a difference. Probably get most of their info from this site

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LUST know less then my 4 year old about this and he knows nothing

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Quote LUST said nothing of the sort. They know as much as me, nowt. They think they know. A bit of a difference. Probably get most of their info from this site.

have you actually heard the interview from yesterday morning lust chairman confirmed middle east.

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Tbh think your 4 year old daughter might know more than you.

Get her to play the interview with them for you.

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