Leeds Rumours Archive July 31 2011

 

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31 Jul 2011 22:29:11
Lets hope paynters goal is enough to interest other clubs in having him Not that he should of seen the pitch today, id have grella in the team over paynter any day

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I really think we should give Paynter a break (and no, that's not because he scored yesterday). I was at the game and his reaction to the Kop fans after he scored indicated to me that his confidence was teetering on the brink of complete collapse. We all know what he's capable of, as he proved at Swindon, so let's all get behind the lad

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How about this- fresh season fresh chance

I know he was woeful last season but was injured pre-season which is a crucial time for any player esecially at a new club trying to impress.

If everyone got off the bandwagon and off his back and celebrated his goal without negative comments we may see a different Billy Paynter

what u think ed?

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Grellla was terrible against bradforrd park avenue - not worthy of championship football

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Paynter looked pretty good yesterday, alot better than his previous friendlys

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And how many goals has grella scored for us...? about 2 or 3 more in 2 and a half years at the club?

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Grella is quite possibly the worst striker to have ever played for us , and i mean worse than michael ricketts , grella should be offloaded asap

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When everyone is mentioning really bad strikers. How come Enochs name never comes up. Dont understand how he was so bad but everyone loved him.

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Paynter will come good, better technique & movement than Luciano in my opinion. Remember he was injured last season and was rushed back, he lost his confidence and the rest is history. Everybody who knows anything about footballers especially strikers is confidence is key, a couple of goals early on & he will be fine.

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Enoch was loved because we had a brilliant song about him

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31 Jul 2011 21:26:57
Oli Johnson on his way from Norwich, fee and personal terms agreed.

SideB4Self

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Thought there was a hold up on fee ? what news ? and source - dont say twitty twit as that was me have you spoke to him again ?

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He is terrible, worse than paynter so whats the point in him coming in

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Papa Smurf has shirts that already have Johnson on the back left over from last season lol saving more money get signings with same name as player who have left

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31 Jul 2011 20:39:07
Djimi Traore available on a free from Monaco
The former Liverpool defender 31 has expressed his interest in a return to English football - apparently KB has discussed a possible move to ER with his agent last Friday.. nothing concrete, his 20k wages maybe a stumbling block - West Ham have shown interest also

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Sam Allardyce flew out on friday to talk to the player, so thats another one off the list, as West Ham will match his wages.

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I did here this also when on holiday last week, good player but wages too high for bates structure

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31 Jul 2011 19:56:09
Some more news coming from Elland road

just had phone conversation

apparently leeds are in talks with Gary Taylor-Fletcher

leeds have made an inquiry

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Don't know who you were having a phone conversation with at Leeds United tonight, as the only staff around are from the hospitality and catering side. Perhaps it was the kitchen porters sister, who knows the hairdresser from York, who once cut the hair of Jackie Charlton's grandson, who told his friend from Bradford of the information from Leeds.

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Would make sense, Larry knows him well and we need a striker till luciano gets fit again.

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He didn't say he had a telephone call from anyone at Elland Road you plank I really wish some people could actually read properly

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Bates said that one of the midfielders we are after can play up front... GTF can do that cant he?

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He stated "news coming from Elland Road" which considering the time he posted, would suggest that the news they had came from Elland Road. This is also backed up by the next paragraph that states they just had a phone conversation, which again due to the time of the post, could not have been from anyone connected to Leeds Utd, as they were all away and nobody contacted any media about any transfers. I really wish people would read properly.

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31 Jul 2011 19:07:39
howson was outstanding today. the lads did well not sure about parker. thought newcastle were poor but not taking that away from the boys

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I agree - Howson was outstanding today A good show all round and with Becchio to return, promotion is a realistic target

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I agree Howson was definately the MOM yesterday. Paddy, if he can stay fit will be one hell of a Bonus. There is no wonder that guy cuts his head open every other game, he puts it on the line. We still need full backs Parker and Connolly are not up to it. We will get ripped apart down the flanks, but other than that maybe SG is a canny manager after all and doesn't think we need to change things too much. Oh and Brown will be a useful addition.

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31 Jul 2011 19:02:24
Has anybody read the Sunday Mirror today ?
On one page Lorimer warning to Grayson to get us promoted in so many words
On another page Grayson saying LEEDS fans are expecting to much
I have to take Graysons side on this, BATES will not back Grayson up in the transfer market, 200k given for Lonergan, thats is to date this summer
I think Lorimers got a cheek, he is a director at our club, he should also be stating where the new players are and what Grayson has to spend, what does he expect if the manger is given no money
Something is brewing at Elland Road, money going to be available for a new manager ?
Hope not Larrys done a great job
Well done today lads
MOT

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How do you know he's not been given money? How do you know he don't just feel like spending what he's got? Unless you have unequivocal proof as to what's going on behind the scenes your as in the dark as the rest of us.

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You would wonder why he would do an interview with the mirror after what they printed about gradel wanting to join lille. Unless leeds were trying to entice a bid from lille that is. Here is what they printed a couple of weeks ago for anyone who cant remember "Max Gradel wants to snub Fulham and West Ham for Champions League football with French champs Lille.
The Hammers have bid 1million for the 23-year-old Leeds ace - while Martin Jol is keen on bringing him to Craven Cottage.
Lille have yet to make a move for Gradel, but the Ivory Coast winger is holding out in the hope of hearing from them"

Makes you wonder

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We have gone all pre-season unbeaten and playing really well, we finished 7th and after a blip our end of season form was good. Has all this escaped your notice? We don't need to waste money, our squad is good enough

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I was at game today, gradel was gutted to come off and was grateful to north stand for thier apprieciation(sp) did not look like a player after a move.

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All i was trying to say was if I was the manager and a paper had recently made up a story about a player wanting to leave I would not be giving them an interview. (Nothing to do with gradel the lad seems happy and gives 100%)

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This is a good valid point
Grayson and Lorimer have to different agendas
What do you think ED ? {Ed001's Note - just sounds like normaly board vs manager quotes. The board building up expectations as that normally increases ticket sales, the manager trying to keep expectations lower as it keeps his job safer and makes him look better if more is achieved.}

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Anyone think he is not being given money because club is going to be sold?

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Good post
If he has been given money, why not spend it ?
Something happening behind the scenes
disagreements
hope everything is ok, cos hes a damn good manager

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31 Jul 2011 18:38:11
Longeran seems to be leaking more goals than rachubka did iknow was a tougher opponent and we did well But any thoughts on who you'd rather have as No1?

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Stupid comment. If it wasnt for Lonergan we would have lost He made some quality saves and did well

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Clearly whoever posted this wasn't at the game - looks a quality keeper to me - we won't be playing teams as good as Newcastle much this year and both goals were down to the defence.

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Take it you weren't at the game? Lonergan did well made few very good saves and one outstanding save Please try taking yourself out of your arm chair and to the matches before commenting on players.

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I agree, what a ridiculous comment, if i've deciphered it properly. Why comment if you can't say what you want to say?

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Lonergan looked quality. Just the 3 in front of him (Kisnorbo outstanding again) we've got to sort

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Don't talk out of your ar$e . Prob due to the calibre of teams we have been playing.. Spoon

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I think the replies to the original post are harsh. No reason to vilify someone for making a point, asking for an opinion. It is true that Rachubka has done ok in pre-season so that's a legitimate point. Also, it's a bit sad to consider yourself superior for having gone to the game. Not everyone has the available time and cash to go to every game, especially pre-season. Family commitments/ work etc. Give the guy a break.

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So Lonergan has played two friendlies? You expect him to not concede even though we played Newcastle, who are a league above us. He has only just joined the club.

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So you didnt see the two brilliant saves he made in the second half then ? Were you there ? He was left high and dry for the two Newcastle goals. We do not need another GK.
Beano

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It's not because he didn't go, it's that he's criticising a quality keeper when he has not even seen him

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Wow wow wow clearly you have reading problems? i didnt critisise longeran, He's a great keeper just stating that rachubka has done well so was wondering who you backed more? glad we have competition this year rather than having to play kasper whos head was bigger than his game

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Surely just another Bates hater who will do anything to attack our club, they must be spitting feathers that we have done so brilliantly pre-season

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Tbh i thought lonergan looked a buit shaky however he did pull off some quality saves

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Hate bates for what? Bringing in two decent keepers at this level? You need put your glasses on and actually read what i put was just asking for opinions?

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Harsh replies. The guy was asking for Leeds fans opinions. Don't jump the gun you weirdos

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The weirdos are the Bates haters that we need to hound out of the club

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We won didn't we - so who gives a pigeon's bollox It was a friendly match, and Newcastle are a league up One thing I would say hough, is please stick with a regular keeper SG. I don't want switching all the time, especially when the season kicks off on Saturday......

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Is there any wonder that some players dont want to come to our great club, when there are people writing stupid comments like this. The guy is settling in to a massive club, with a lot of expectation and pressure, playing against a premiership side a week before the league starts. He did very well, and i feel very confident in his ability,

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And so is rachubka, you are unbeleivably dull, when i think he's a great keeper and never once said he wasn't no wonder with 'fans' like you slating your own fans for simpley asking a opinion..Lufc f*ck you haters

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31 Jul 2011 18:28:22
News:
Jlloyd Samuel could become the latest Bolton Wanderers old boy to join West Ham United after impressing in Saturday's friendly against Real Zaragoza. The full-back is due to hold talks with Hammers boss Sam Allardyce about a deal in the next few days. ---

I thought we did not continue the trial, because he was injured and needed more time? He would have been a good signing at this level and for nothing

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He was awful against rochdale bodor looks 10fold on samuel

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31 Jul 2011 17:57:04
My dad has been to the game today and has told me that the person who was sat next to him has stated that the reason why Alan smith didnt play today is because he is signing for Leeds tomorrow. Not sure if I believe this by all we can do is wait and see.

Ed your thoughts?

Mikey {Ed007's Note - Nonsense.}

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Heats that also but I'm not sure I believe it all rather strange

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I heard this to from a good source but with all the hype you are never sure

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Think besides the wage that he wants and the fact that he is no longer good enough to play for us the fact that the kop were chanting "Alan smith is a w**nker, is a w**nker" will hopefully mean that he won't be signing for us

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God Do I speak a different language.
"Heats that also etc etc".
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

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I think the name Alan Smith needs to banned from the leeds page :@

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Meant to say "heard that also" sorry I was typing too quick on my iPhone lol

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I'll make this OFFICIAL:

Alan Smith is NOT joining Leeds United FC, not tomorrrow, not this week not ever again (as a player). People can try to pretend what they like, the fact is he is not good enough and has other interests he wants to try.

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I cant believe how obsessed people are about this no mark.
He bottled returning for a friendly, hes hardly gonna turn up of spec to sign now, its too big a gamble the guy knows he isnt liked.
Grow man its embarassing

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If he was interested in returning and wasnt bothered about the boo boys, why didnt he turn up and sit in the stands and support his teammates? It was simply an excuse not to return, he didnt have the balls.
If he was gonna sign, then he'd be looking to prove himself on the pitch to the doubters and get some match time under his belt, he has been out quite a while. It doesnt make sense, his fanclub can keep dreaming it aint going too happen. Geez

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I wish people would just get over Alan smith end of

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No more of this nonsense please He did not play today because, like most of last season, he was deemed not good enough to make their squad - why is anybody surprised by this?

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My auntie said that as a joke lol but its not happening, reason he didnt play was because he was scared of reaction.

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His fanclub now are stating it was down to policing......Pathetic, they would have thought about that months ago, and he was fine to play Friday....

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31 Jul 2011 17:27:02
Alan Smith did not play today because of a groin problem. He could not locate his balls.

MOT

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Too true, the guy claims to not give a rats arse but his actions spoke volumes today

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31 Jul 2011 16:59:19
Paynter scores winner in 3.2 victory against Premiership team Newcastle. Sven is now considering signing him at Leicester

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He's gone after any1 else we've been interested in.

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In the paper, Leicester are trying to get big players such as Beckham and others. But now Paynter has scored one goal in pre season, he is now Leicester's main target even though Paynter is probably the worst Leeds player.

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Sadly we couldn't afford to turn down a 2million pound offer . . . and bring in hulse on loan. here's hoping ;-)

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31 Jul 2011 16:55:35
Thought we did ok today. Looked good at the back with obrien and paddy. Brown and clayton did well. Howson was outstanding... Mendy looked a handful too.. Sign him up

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I second the howson comment he ran the game from a Leeds point of view, clayton looked good also been the batty type player we need and brown did good too. 2 quality saves from lonergan 1 that was absolutely brilliant

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Couldnt agree more with both of these posts. Lonergan was really good, Howson was unreal. Unfortuntely my mates are newcastle fans and i ended up sitting in the away which i was gutted about and all they kepy chanting was 44, fat as f**k. I can see why they kept singing it though he didnt seem to have much pace. Then again max and snoddy did the running for him so i suppose you could look at it from that point of view :)

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31 Jul 2011 16:32:59
Billy Paynter...early fav for World Footballer of the year?

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31 Jul 2011 16:31:33
It said on LUTV live broadcast that Alan Smith did not travel with the Newcastle squad because he has a groin strain, read what you will into that, Maybe he just could not take the thought that he was going to get some stick from certain parts of the crowd, I don't think there is an injury there myself.

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But he prides himself on having thick skin and can take the flack....cant put his money where his mouth is I see.
Also its funny how they say slight groin strain. He never had any intention. His fangirls will still make out its a sign hes signing though zzzzz

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Certain fans.....you mean the regular match attending fans ;)

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He did come, i saw him get off the coach. Just didn't play.

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Maybe it is a case of him not being good enough to get in the newcastle squad

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He did come, i saw him get off the coach. Just didn't play.

NO HE NEVER

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31 Jul 2011 16:17:09
What happened to wonderboy signing at half time...... Bottled it

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Proves how many people bulls**t on here I guess. ITK my arse

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Coward......he clearly had no intention of winning the fans over. And ppl still think and beg for his return.

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31 Jul 2011 16:09:56
There's only 1 billy painter. Give the lad a pay rise and new contract. Lol. Lacy leeds

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Now he is on form he will score us goals like he did for swindon

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31 Jul 2011 16:02:25
Leeds 3 Newcastle 2

Where are the doubters now then....??

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It wasn't even a half strength newcastle side

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One pre season win-where we still concede twice-a season doesn't make Yes it was a good display, especially creating chances but that doesn't mean everything is rosy in the garden.

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Apart from the miss of collocini and harper i'd say it was a pretty strong newcastle side..

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Its one win and by the sounds of it there was a few lucky goals , team still needs work

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Wasn't even a half strength side? Barton jonas Taylor demba ba ameobi think it was a very good quality Newcastle team

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I posted the original message here, I just knew there'd be some to criticise us whatever happens. Like the guys here have said, that was QUITE a strong Newcastle team, but we still beat them.....

Even if we get promoted next season, you'll still be complaining about getting Smith, not getting Smith, not getting enough points, not scoring enough goals, letting too many goals in, wrong manager, wrong owner, money wasted on the ground, wrong shade of green grass, ticket prices too high...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Leeds4alongtime (a real long time)

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Although dominant for much of the game we still conceded two. Also it was a pre season friendly. Still concerned we will struggle at the back. Conceded another from a corner. That was a problem last season.

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Lol these Bates haters are so angry that we are winning (against the FULL newcastle team that will start the prem in 2 weeks) and having a brilliant pre-season Well done Simon and Uncle ken, the haters don't like it up em

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It was a friendly u fool cant read anything into friendly results

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If we had lost you would have read plenty into it. Go away Bates haters, sit and stare at your half empty pint as you get depressed at how brilliantly Leeds have been doing with Bates in charge

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31 Jul 2011 15:55:04
Used to play at Nostell Miners Welfare with Oli Johnson, currently at Norwich but surplus to requirements. Speaking to him last night, Leeds have been in contact re a permanent move. Wages are fine, however fee still not agreed. Would be a good move for all involved, much needed raw pace to improve our front line. Interesting to see if we can pull this one off.

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You his agent or is this true ? = we'd have him here in Leeds as hes a lively player ? thoughts - is he not a duplicate of what we have ? we need a loan striker not a nippy mccormack or gradel style player ? can he lead a line ?

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Nah, not his agent. I used to play with him and know that's he moving on. Genuine about the enquiry as his dad (scout) has links to Leeds. On loan would be a good bet initially. Worth a punt I think.

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I used to play with Oli too, saw him myself last night and he says someone close to home is in the pipeline, also told me about the fee If this happens I will be ecstatic This lad is like Beckford but with ball control : ) come on Oli, iv been nagging you enough

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Not sure if he is the quality we are looking for. he did alrite at yoevil last season on loan. League one quality i think

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31 Jul 2011 15:51:40
Think I'm seeing things. Paynter surely hasn't scored. Might kick start a 20 goal season

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31 Jul 2011 15:32:53
if you look on alan smiths twitter page, he posted earlier something about his twitter page being 'retired'.

could this be something to do with simon grayson banning leeds players from using twitter? hopefully, doubt it though. MOT

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More like he's fed up of getting stick from various idiots who call themselves Leeds fans

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He denied having a twitter account.

He isnt signing, hes to intimidated to return for a friendly no chance of him taking a gamble on returning

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More like he's fed up of getting stick from various idiots who call themselves Leeds fans
we are leeds fans before alan smith fans deary. This is LUFC not ASFC
I cant believe the sheer cheek of people weighing up how supportive a person is of Leeds Utd over their critisism of Alan bloody Smith who isnt even a leeds player. What an hilarious assumption, obviously your a minor.

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Since when does supporting or not supporting an ex-player (bare in mind they arent playing for Leeds) have any sway on someone being a Supporter of Leeds??>>>>> Odd
If you want to support Smith go and support him at the Barcodes. Whats the problem? I cant actually believe that people are putting down the FANBASE in favour of someone who isnt at the club. What kinda fan sh*ts on its own fans? The fans are what makes Leeds, if you dont get that toddle off youngen.

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More like he's fed up of getting stick from various idiots who call themselves Leeds fans

ha making poor excuses for him again Will you ever see the light....no cos ya dont choose too.

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He was absolute quality when we had him. He moved on. We have the memories. End of.

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His girlfriend hacked into it (might've been his ex actually) so he took it down, a mate of mine showed me

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His girlfriend hacked into it (might've been his ex actually) so he took it down, a mate of mine showed me

Showed you what? Why would a genuine girlfriend slate him on twitter?

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On Twitter for iPod/iPhone it says he posted that 365 days ago, during last pre-season after they played PSV.

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31 Jul 2011 12:13:40
Ed just wondering where I would get the new Leeds black jersey. It's not on the club shop and I think it looks well. {Ed007's Note - The kit goes on sale on Saturday, August 20 and the club will accept pre-orders online from Friday, August 12}

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31 Jul 2011 14:30:58
Wots the Leeds v Newcastle score?

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Go on flash scores live, will keep u up to date with scores, and its is currently 2 - 1 to leeds goals coming from kisnorbo and sam

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2-2 i think we played better than Newcastle we created more chances and looked more dangerous with the ball.
Sam & Kisnorbo scored for us cant remember who scored for Castle

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31 Jul 2011 14:18:49
Yay Leeds 1 Newcastle 0
Kisnobo (5)

Looks like were going to do well

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31 Jul 2011 13:53:20
so whats happened to Smith then ?
not even on Newcastle bench

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Bottled it.
He travels to other away games to support the team even if hes out injured, why would this time be any different? :D

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Even if he was out he could have travelled especially with family probably going to watch and living close by. It appears he has indeed sh*te his pants.

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He came, i saw him get off the coach. Just didn't play.

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31 Jul 2011 13:52:22
Interesting - Smithy not named in the Newcastle side today, nor is he on the bench.

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Whats his supporters excuses this time....yawn

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Let me guess, something pathetic like, 'can you blame him you all bullied him off, your not real fans'. zzzzzzz

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LOL talks big but doesnt act big when the chips are down ;)

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31 Jul 2011 13:36:23
At Elland Road just heard that Smith has not travelled with the squad, will see at kick off

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What happened to him signing at half time ppl? Lmao

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31 Jul 2011 13:36:17
Alan Smith isn't on the team sheet, not even the bench. Guess now the only booing will be towards Joey Barton.

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Pantomine booing, hardly going to be Smith booing?

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31 Jul 2011 13:20:23
Just listening to Yorkshire Radio prior to the Leeds v Newcastle match, Alan Smith hasn't travelled with the Newcastle squad for todays game. Something tells me he didn't fancy the stick he would have got. Makes the people posting Smith to sign before the game look stupid...

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It certainly does lol, lets put this to bed now, he wont even test the waters on a friendly never mind having the guts to return fully. :D

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His fanclub will be shattered, you can just hear them brains ticking away....'who can we blame his yelowness on'? Lol

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31 Jul 2011 13:19:00
I am at game smith not on newcastle team bus make of that what you will

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All mouth......No balls.

Groin problem , yeah, he lacks any balls lol

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No action that seems about right, Im glad he will never come to ER again. Bye Smith you made your bed son.

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31 Jul 2011 12:29:19
Duncan Castles Twitter - As always. Blackburn want #lufc to pay £15K of Andrews' wages. Spector's agent wants £15K pw + £3K a game. Some negotiating needed.

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Nothing on Castles twitter about wages you muppet.

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Errm yes there is you muppet Scroll down his posts to (from now) '23 hours ago'. Thank you. That is all.

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31 Jul 2011 10:10:23
The People newspaper are reporting that West Ham have signed Jlloyd Samuel after his trial at Leeds ended What are we doing? We need a full back and centre back desperately

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Samuel was injured during his trial, is that really what we need - another injured full back?

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He was woefull for leeds why sign players just for the sake of it

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Yeah, the ''injured'' Jlloyd Samuel just played against Zaragoza on saturday. It was merely a story to tell, in order to hide the fact that West Ham came calling and he went there.

And to the people saying that the was c**p, how much did he play for us? 45min? And how come a LB with 100+ caps in the Premier League can be any worse than the ones we have? Don't be silly.

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He was injured for an entire year, loaned out at the end of last season and was useless in the eyes of Cardiff fans. he is 30 so probably way past his peek. would be nothing more than an average champ player, but commanding top wages. not worth it. if west ham want to pay more, good luck to him. just a case of big sam buying all his old Bolton team.

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Samuel is poor, not the answer. A mate of mine was a Villa season ticket holder and says the lad is dreadful

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31 Jul 2011 09:45:40
smith to sign before todays game 100%

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No chance...he is off to USA after newcastle next year

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By 100% you mean not at all you have got to be the biggest tool on here Leeds fans should only post positive things let's back the boys and finish pre season with a win and maybe if sg sees fit a new signing before next weekend MOT

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You absoloute not right, why waste yours and our time with ridiculous rumours go back too zoo zoo Land

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Sad malicious attempt to get ticket sales up or you are a 13 kid and need attention

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This must be Sadie Smith the new Leeds United cleaner. What she can do with a mop is worth all the money in the world.

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The only thing Smithy will be signing before the game is autographs Let it go.... he's NOT coming back and actually, why should he? Why should he take a pay cut to play for us? All this nonsense about "if he's Leeds then he should play for nothing" - it's a JOB, not a vocation.

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Smith hasn't even travelled to the game, he pulled out with a "groin strain" also referred to as bottleditis. Your 100% a moron

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Sad malicious attempt to get ticket sales up or you are a 13 kid and need attention

Thats sums Smith fans up and they fell for it hook line and sinker lol

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"if he's Leeds then he should play for nothing"
Obsessing again, most people are asking for a percentage drop NOT playing for free *rollseyes*

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Its now Monday so your 100% Smith signing runour is pretty pants. Why dont u just plug your personal comments when u have absolutely no idea. 'Go back infront of the tv lad, and watch Sponge Pants'

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Are you f**king stupid, he says he has no intentions and never has since leaving to resign for Leeds United, there are many other players which i would prefer, for example, Keith Andrews.

MOT

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31 Jul 2011 09:36:09
todays game is not about smith lets get behind the boys the stuff the geordies t##ws

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Bottled it big time
Thought he had thick skin????

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31 Jul 2011 08:19:00
Any positive chants or songs we could try start today? How about

Please release Smith, Let him go.
so he can be Leeds for ever more.
TO play for scum was his biggest sin.
So release him and bring him home again


Cant wait to see him.
Just hope he dont get too much greif. its undeserved. We all know he is one of the best players we have ever had. I always prefered him upfront with Viduka and Hasselbaink, ill never forget the cruyff turn/goal and the Lazio game.
I remember some crazy stat at one point from either brim law or ian dennis saying that whenever smithy scores for Leeds, they never lose a game. I dont know the exact stat but im sure at one point that was the case.
Welcome Home Alan Smith. Kisbos gonna get ya lol

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I'm a huge smithy fan on here the editors are sick of me I am wearing a current Leeds shirt but it has smith 17 on the back I'm not going to boo or jeer someone who was and always will be my footballing hero. Alans not stupid he knows he'll get absolute abuse but who knows of a few support him...

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Smith was recently voted, by Toon fans, the worst player ever in the history of their club. TO say he is one of our best players ever simply beggars belief. He hasn't scored a league goal in around 3 years.
No way is he good enough for Leeds or any championship team. His career was over the second he did the dirty on Leeds.

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He captained newcastle in the championship and brought them promotion, hardly the worst player in there history now is he.

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If you rate smith as one of the best you either are stupid or know nothing about leeds. his stats are average at best and played in great team. for an out and out goal scorer he didnt score too many. mots leeds forwards in my time have better stats and most didnt play in as good a team or wernt out and out goal scorers. smith was average at best. so good a forward he played in the david batty role most of his career. what a goal threat. smith lovers read the proof and get real. the supidity of some people is amazing. im a leeds fan and about as good as smith is right now. people are saying leeds should sign me.

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And whenever Smith players for Newcastle they loose......AND?

Making poems now..... cringe.....counselling required asap

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They WANT to believe he's amazing, it fgoes hand in hand with idolising amateurs.

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Smith not a patch on numerous players from the 60's and 70's-Billy B, Lorimer, Giles, to name a few. Modern day players the class of Strachan, McCallister, Radabae, Woodgate, Hasselbaink, Kewell, Viduka all better players.

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31 Jul 2011 00:09:40
Don't shoot the messenger as this is a rumours page I thought I'd post something I've heard.. Apparently Alan Smith is supposed to be signing in front of the crowd when we play Newcastle. Don't know if it's true and I doubt it will happen but it's what I got told. {Ed007's Note - A little advice mate, if you are trying to post something to wind people up it isn't advisable to use "from a reliable source", "my mate that works at (enter a stadium name) told me" or especially "don't shoot the messenger", anything with they sayings lacks credibility.}

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Sigh. Apart from the sad fact that there's yet another rumour here about Alan Smith, how many signings have you seen done on Sundays in recent memory?

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Not going to happen he will get a hostile reception. Someone (Michael Brown) will tackle smith hard and become an instant hero. And i for one will stand up and applaud this when it happens.

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Agreed ed
Ive been told a million and one things but it doesnt make them believable or reliable.
pple want a fairytale ending to Smiths story, well wake up sunshine it isnt gonna happen

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People are getting seriosuly desperate now with all the smith rumours, do you not feel slightly ashamed that youve all obsessed over one past it player for the entire summer.

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Funny that, my new home shirt arrived this afternoon. I tried it on and was thinking about how cool it would be to see Smith walking out the tunnel in the same shirt on Sunday instead of a Toon kit. Alas, its a pipe dream. he aint coming back to us.

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To applaud just cos Alan smith got tackled would make you a truly sad individual - he has done nothing wrong

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Would you be applauding because he was sold to the highest bidder to keep the club out of trouble for another three weeks before a buyer came in? The would have been no lufc if he hadnt have gone to the scum, hard choice for the lad

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SG is totally discreet in total running of Leeds- ie latest Twitter account bans, never singles out a player for criticism publicly and in transfer targets and negociations until the deal is rubber stamped.

The fans are totally divided over smith
1 do we want him back after controversy?
2 is he capable of being injury free?

You really think in front of a packed ER he
would do this American stunt?

You know nothing

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Id have smith back now and heres just a few reasons why
1) he'd fire everyone up in dressing room
2) he only left leeds utd to save the club
3) hes better than what we have if hes fit
4) always gives 110%
Im as bored as any1 with all the talk about it happening. But fact is only the teouble causers dont want him back or the peole that dont no the circumstances why he left. Lets not also forget his signing on feee from scum deal... He gave to leeds utd to give us more help. He IS leeds through and through and so are we MOT

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Smith only left Leeds to save the club - utter rowlocks.
Other clubs bid for him but he chose Man U because he wanted a bit of glory, he tossed all his childhood dreams aside and basically spat in the face of the Leeds fans who had applauded him off the pitch weeks earlier.
He is a disgrace, he is everything that is wrong about the modern game and to top it all he is now a really, really, really poor player.

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To the last poster nice one MOT
fans will always be divided on this but we're all wearing the White of Leeds so cmon guys agree to disagree

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Leeds always done there signing secretly and behind closed doors its not our style to do something so public and if you were a leeds fan you would know this i was a big smith fan when he was at leeds but he will never come back so get over it

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Bottled it, how would he return when he darent return for a friendly?

1) He may unbalance the dressing room (highest wages, prem ego)
2) He left leeds to further his OWN career, well known fact.
3) He wouldnt be better than what we have if hes injured, which is a high possibility. Hes a mediocre midfielder and a s**te striker.
He'd divide the fanbase

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Smith actually wanted to stay at leeds to help us get back in the premiership. Leeds wanted to sell him to Man U. He got a good deal because he won trophies and got in Englad Team. I would welcome him back with open arms but i wouldn't lose any sleep if he didnt return.

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30 Jul 2011 23:08:19
Burnley striker Martin paterson is a Target for Leeds utd. Please don't go pato. UTC

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Agreed stay put as not fit to pull on white shirt

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