Leeds Rumours Archive July 03 2012

 

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03 Jul 2012 22:06:50
I am an employee of lufc.. this is not fact just a rumour between staff members at elland road... investment to go ahead at an esitmated value of £64million sterling... the stumbling block at the moment is that we are waiting to aquire thorpe arch and ground for council as this is a term and condition of buyout... papers have been presented and it is expected that lufc will aquire both ground by thursday.. then and only then willthe agreement go ahead which i anticipate will be announced next Monday... dont shoot messenger its either correct info or work gossip but sounds kind of plausable to me. swb2002

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Eureka.
A plausible rumour.
It's a fact that hitches like this occur, they happen when buying a house for 100k, they are bound to happen when this kind of money is being banded about.
If that's the kind of money that's changing hands I would expect the new owners to own Bates's wardrobe too.
JB

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Like i said its not fact but as employees of lufc we se and here more than most.. foralli no i could be a major exaggeration but this has been going round ground for almost 4 days now.. so we will see i guess swb2002

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This is a very plausible rumour thank you ! MOT

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The deal is not going ahead due to the price of er

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I like this rumour, don't know wether u work there or not but sounds down to earth for s change (do enjoy reading them tho, and anyone who says otherwise on here then y are y on it!) I always thought the ground and Thorpe arch could b a stumbling block if as is widely spoken that the council own it! They will want as much as they can for them

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What has this to do with the Council, they don't own Elland Road or Thorpe Arch"OTHERS" do !

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The council own thorp arch and a very high percentage of the ground leeds plc onw a very very small amount and that not rumour thats fact i work at elland road swb2002

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More interesting goss.... also just been told by another co-worker via text that another stumbling block is that leeds have several pending planning permissions ?? possible the propossed casino... which have not been granted yet which is putting the value ofthe business up and down... again please dont shoot messenger could be true could be work gossip..

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Swb2002-have read your post seems quite plausable, well presented easy on the eye..you then reply twice more, are you getting aggitated about some of the replies, because the wording does not seem to be from the same person...never the less a reasonable assumption to the delay. M.O.T

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I'm not convinced by this rumour. KB approached Leeds City Council for a loan to buy back Thorp Arch before the buyback price increased. LCC refused and the reason was not because they owned it.

Frisky

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Sounds like we maybe reading a true rumour thanks for the update true Leeds fans marching on together.....

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Hi MOT no not aggitated, just doing two things at once on laptop and getting text info from co-workers...... i must stress this... these are only work related rumours and imonly posting this info as its been going around lufc for 4-5 days now and im trying to piece together a source from work to back this up i.e who has said what and where ist coming from if i hear more i willpost swb2002

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No way Leeds are worth that much when u can buy premiership teams for less then that stop dreaming

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If the total deal is worth this much,i.e including Thorpe arch,elland road and other business interests and maybe more than just ken bates' shares, is this price still not possible? If it is someone very wealthy(and I not assuming it is or not) wouldn't they probably want the whole lot?
White teeth

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The council do own thorp arch, remember they offered it to LUFC for 5m, but it was valued at 12m & cheapskate ken still couldnt/wouldnt buy it

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"No way Leeds are worth that much when u can buy premiership teams for less then that stop dreaming"

Leeds ARE worth MORE than most premiership teams, especially in terms of potential.....

How many premiership teams have our fan base? How many premiership teams actually have NO DEBT like us?

How many premiership clubs do you think owe millions of pounds in Debt?

Do I need to keep going?

Leeds4alongtime

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Plausable swb but for 2 small matters thorpe arch is owned by a manchester business man (romoured to be a frontman for bates)and elland road is owned by a company in the british virgin islands teak holdins or summat like that look under comapany house records for leeds financers not 1 penny for rent of eith was paid to lcc whats does swb stand for ? shef wednesday blue

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This does seem to be a plausable rumour, and thanks Swb2002 for it. As to what others are saying about the council and them owning large portions of land around the ground, this is true also. Ther are rumours that the council is considering in building and ice skating rink on one of the car parks further down Elland Road so where the casino will be built I don't know. Anyway, let's all hope that this saga is over soon and the mighty whites can go marching onwards and upwards.

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A lot of premiership teams are worth a lot less than Leeds United, not dreaming. So stop waffling.
JB

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A pub can be worth a million 's based solely on the revenue it generates, when you sell a business it's not just the premises and assets that count towards the value.
Some premiership clubs arn't worth 64M but then they have nothing like the fan base leeds have-hence less of a turn over, less market worth.

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Sorry but this would have been agreed and in place before the due diligence.

When buying a business you have a "heads of agrement" this would include any clauses i.e buying ER & TA.

Sorry i don't buy this rumour.

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A quick question. What would we actually gain at this moment in time from owning Thorp Arch and Elland Road? Obviously at some point we will have to buy them back, but why rock the boat? Utd seem to have a good deal going on, and we can focus spending money on the squad. Surely it would cost us more to run both ER and Thorp Arch, so why not wait until we get promoted (after whatever season) to then buy both sites back without compromising the squad funds.

MOT

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To the respondant above who woefully undervalues Premiership teams; with the recently announced multi-billion pound television rights deal for the Premier League pushing each team's season revenue well over the above valuation of Leeds - from TV rights alone - please tell us all which dreamland in particular we should be looking at because reality says you haven't a clue.
This is the reason that there is a desperate clamour for Championship clubs, not Premiership ones.
Prem teams a minimum of 120 million (even Swansea as their revenue will now far oustrip their wage costs).
I would think that around 60 million for Leeds (if inclusive of Thorpe Arch and ER) to be around the right figure. Gamble a further 10 mill on playing staff and you could well get to the Premiership, in which case, you treble the value of the clue overnight.
But, you're probably right. All these wealthy, successful businessmen know nothing. Everton, case-in-point. Care to compound your ignorance further by providing a valuation and possible reason why a club that's been up for sale for nearly a decade hasn't had much interest?

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03 Jul 2012 21:15:37
The takeover willl we completed next week, early monday morning! everbody is getting stressed because people are making stuff up on twitter and Facebook saying whos buying the club and when the deal goes through ha they don't know anything i've heard a lot of people saying sheik mohammed has bought the club no a chance people!

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The thing is mate, they know nowt .... and......yes, you know nowt.
Does yer mum know you've got the laptop on?
JB

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If you know its not him. Then that can only mean you know who it is but wait you forgot to mension, thats right you don't have a scooby doo, do you.
My gut feeling is your probs a hudds fan and are going in sane with envy.
mot4life

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03 Jul 2012 19:10:48
i have a good source who is always true to his word, he said the takeover should of been announced today! & 3 players waiting for green light to sign just hope ken hasnt blown it!

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What source and surely it's to late for a announcement tonight fingers crossed for tommorow..

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Of course you have a good source, true to his word, he's a good lad & has never been wrong. He has no reason to lie, heck you have no reason to lie.
Of course you are telling the truth.
The Moon is made of cheese.
Wicki is the fountain of all knowledge and has impregnable security.
Billy Paynter is the Next Lionel Messi..........ok went too far there

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Lets hope its tomorrow, dont wanna lose my source his job!

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With all these sources, is anyone actually doing anything they are employed to do?

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03 Jul 2012 17:43:15
Jacob Butterfield gone from Barnsley to our friends Norwich. would have been a great addition, too bad our manager isn't interested in youth.

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What makes you think that? I think you'll find it's too bad the takeover isn't done yet.

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How on earth do u work that our? U do know he's bought "Jason" Pearce not Stuart don't u! He's only bought one player so far and that was a young guy! He can't buy youth if he doesn't have money yet

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What a negative side swipe of a post, I can literally hear the pout from where i'm sat. I know we're all frustrated but lets try our best to keep cool until the (hopefully) rosy outcome. I don't know about you guys but my social media sites have been taking a hell of a refresh bashing today.
DefWill

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Jacob Butterfield said he would only leave Barnsley to sign for a Prem club .So he
would,nt have signed for us anyway

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03 Jul 2012 17:36:13
Deal to be done this week. (thinking and hoping) Meant to be today but as you may have heard on news some delays/crashes in banking systems caused the money transfere to delay. I'm expecting someone richer than normal as middle east is the money pot of the world and bates is only going to cough up to someone that would make it worth while. Source: news, brain.

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Still waiting though aren't we, same old same old I just wish it would hurry up and happen

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The RBS/NatWest and Ulster Bank issues, have nothing to do with any payment delays re Leeds. They are all sorted now anyway.

Stop guessing.

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Aye, Sheikh Mo has a 200-a-day withdrawl limit on his RBS Advanta card and he needs an extra few days to get the last two grand of the 64 mill out of the hole-in-the-wall. He tried every machine in Yeadon last week and not one of them let him take out so much as a receipt.

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03 Jul 2012 17:13:19
Looks like Aidy White likely to leave OS says Warnock knows that White has rejected his contract offer but could still return to Thorp Arch for Pre-season, If investors are watching this space please hurry up with the funds as we really don't want to lose another Aaron Lennon / James Milner cheaply!!!!

Dan Flan Chester White

Source of info - Official LUFC site

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Just like arron Lennon can run like mad but no end result

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Ye meaning tht he rejected the offer he offered him before but he then offered him a better contract

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I attended most games last season and Aidy White is no Milner or Lennon.Gives the ball away cheaply and can't cross a ball either.

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White is no Milner. White is not even a Lennon. I've seen enough of him now to know he's a Championship player and nothing better. Probably never will be. Yes he's got pace but no tackle, no cross and he's not exactly a goal machine. Let's bag the compensation money and acquire something better on the left-hand side.

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Yeah I do agree he isn't a Milner or Lennon YET! what is worrying though is with all the young talent coming through Thorp Arch at the present, what's to stop the big guns just coming in as normal to pillage all the hard work and bag themselves a very good young player for a bargain price because we don't have the financial muscle to fend them off!!
Dan Flan Chester White

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I agree with all the other comments, white is not that good of a player all pace no end result
if he wants to go then bye bye, leeds will be on the up soon if this takeover happens with a rich owner and he'll regret the day he said no to us!
MOT..

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If he doesn't want to play for us, I hope he is paying for the food and drinks supplied at Thorpe Arch...if he doesn't want to be with leeds...there's the door cocker!

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Why do people always blame the player or agent. Try giving the fact that Leeds pay s**t wages. Aidy wants to stay at Leeds anyone who has spoke to him knows he is hoping for the investment to come in so he can get a decent contract and will be quite prepared to reject higher teams to play for Leeds. And I don't know if you remember but James Milner had the touch of an elephant when he played for Leeds. Aidy had a decent season last year and he's only 20 {Ed013's Note - I have it on good authority that it was his agent pushing for a lot more. Aidy wanted to stay, but his agent was asking too much at the time}

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I think he will be offered a better deal if the money comes through, and I would seriously expect the rest of the team to be offered more too.

If we ARE serious about the future we need to pay reasonable (not inflated) wages, instead of expecting people to accept a low wage in return for the 'honour' of paying for Leeds and then expecting them not to move else where when we show no ambition and they can get more elsewhere....?

Loyalty is all very well, but these guys have a limited 'shelf life' to make their money?

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If he decides to stay, he will have a major difficulty getting into the squad, never mind the match day team ... he's alreay behind Adam Drury for the LB spot and behind Snodgrass, Rogers for any wing spot. Time to go Aidy, let Mr Warnock have the compensation money tohelp re-build his squad ... or alternatively, pay up Barn Door's and Andy O'Brien's contracts contract.

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Don't need him. Let him go so we can get the compensation and buy one or two better players.

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Seriously doubt that any player at Leeds will earn more simply because we are taken over by a someone wealthy. Majority of players are signed to two-three year contracts and 'if' we get to the Prem in that time, would most likely leave when their contract expires.
Not entirely sure I would want to see us storm the Premiership over the next two seasons. Only way to do that is to continue with the revolving-door transfer policy that hasn't delivered anything the last ten years.

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To the person who says we don't need him...I wouldn't want you in charge of talent spotting or coaching at my club! The lad has tremendous potential -one of the leading young full backs in the country, and a nailed-on Premier star of the future. Chapel A

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03 Jul 2012 16:53:44
all these posts saying ...to sign on loan and ...coming back on loan are obviously not true a NW said himself he is only interested in permanent signings.

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Yea its not like he signed robinson on loan last season was it...Brett

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03 Jul 2012 15:36:38
I posted at the weekend that the deal will not be announced until Wednesday. This is because the money won't clear until Wednesday because it was only sent on Monday. 1pm announcement.

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I believe this! But I also believed we'd get it today so. I truly think this week is the week and the new owner, in my eyes, has to be mega rich or bates wouldn't sell. (this isn't because he wants the best for Leeds he just wants all the money, but can't blame him not a born and bred Leeds fan, not saying new owners are
going to be)

BigB MOT!

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All deal wouldn't be hanging on a bank transfer... With payments between large companies there isn't a clearing process, the funds would be cleared as soon as the money was sent.

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Waiting for money to clear? What has he wrote a cheque? you can make instant transfers all the time whether 1 or 100mill. And i doubt the transfer is being done thru a high street bradford and bingley. The money will be transferred to bates at the exact time and day they want it too. Its all just speculation why not sone yet. I know this as work at a bank

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Your lieing you never worked in a bank and you have no idea. It 3 days when the amount is above 300,000 it has to go through certain security checks and can take upto a week. It's not like paying your phone bill. Ffs

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Totally agree, money of this amount takes days anyway all good things come to those who way , but please hurry up.....

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Funny I used to work in a bank over 20 years ago and sterling/foreign payments were made instantly through the bank chaps or bacs system even then!
So you are talking b****cks.

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Money will go through lawyers anyway. Plus any mega rich owner's bank will provide funding across to other banks through clearing mechanism for large amounts. I think the process is more for lawyers at the moment and also press releases and communications. If it's an organisation acquiring leeds which is quoted on any stock exchange they would have to annouce it to their shareholders and gain approval from the acquiring board. Hence my thoughts its an individual acquiring leeds...also don't forget Bates will have to pay quite a hefty tax bill for capital gains if he recieves a huge goodwill payment, I'm sure this will have been an issue to calculate due to the various shareholdings in difference countries...imagine the paperwork especially and Bates will no doubt want tax indemenities and not want to give any warranties on the purchase. I think it will be quite complicated. Also the casino and west stand statements in the press were in my mind 'public annoucements' i.e. part of the pre acquisition planning applications to ensure that no objections were raised. All says to me a big owner. One final thought...there's obviously a news blackout on the takeover, no one knows or if they did they aren't saying who the new owner is...takes some resources to pull that one off, big time!

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Stop telling porkies, how could you have worked in a bank for 20 yrs when your only 12

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Your all wrong my dads, sisters boyfriends mams best friend used to work for Curry's and they do sell HD T.V's oh hang on a minute wrong thread! It will happen when it happens ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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It'll make him feel proper champion if tomorrow's the day, he can hold his head high and tell all his mates, "I told em so, them on the rumours site".
He'll be smug for months to come, it'll take a long time for this ego to diminish.
At best it's a good guess and the time it was posted left very little of today for an announcement.
JB

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I actually laughed reading most of that ! get a fuc@in grip lads....

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03 Jul 2012 15:35:09
Take over on friday should be official then. From the Middle east and looking to inject 10 million for the first season in the championship to keep us steady which should be enough to push us into the premier league and then it gets better :) Looks like we will be trying to sign QPR rejects then lol

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10 mill hay thats bull we can only spend 6 mill due to new rules

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Thought the new rules didnt apply in championship till next season might be wrong .
and it will take more than 10m to get to premiership half your team refusing new deals so you have a fair few to replace i hope the takeover happens sharpish want clayton to play alongside norwood
jonny hudds

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Rules there to be broken, will sponsor or name something with anything above 6 million, like man city didnt sponsor ground for 450 million for nothing o.w

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It would be good if they could sponsor the ground for 500 million and not change the name.

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03 Jul 2012 15:25:26
Looks like we have lost out to ipswich for the signiture of luke chambers. Source - ipswich vital football website.

I personally feel we should be aiming to sign players of a high calibre than this (if the takeover goes through). He made 43 league appearances last season, virtually an ever present, and forest conceded 63 league goals.

Once the investment arrives i'm sure NW can spend some decent money on a highly rated CB to partner Pearce.

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One defender doesnt make the defence as we saw with tom lees last year!

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Had one good season for us. i will be glad to see the back of him. with our teams takeovers imminent, im looking forward to a great season.

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Hi, please forgive my ignorance.
How is it you know that "we have lost out to Ipswich for the signature of Luke Chambers"?
Are you privy to the Warlocks transfer targets?
I will throw this at you, if the Warlock was not interested in him, then how have "we" lost out?
No really, let me know.

tRip

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If we want a decent 'free' centre half who is proven at this level,then Zak Whitbread whom Norwich have released would be a decent addition for us.

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Matthew upson or Woodward could both do a job

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I saw alot of posts saying he was a target but i didnt hear Warnock to declare him as one

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If he's gone to Ipswich then he isn't good enough.

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Chambers has NOT yet signed for Ipswich, contrary to what you may think....

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Whitbread would be great for us in this division

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03 Jul 2012 15:12:59
Heard a young winger by the nickname pana is to have a trial with LUFC when players report back to training, he is born in the UK but has been living in Austrailia and playing for melbourne, been recommended to the club via viduka who is still in contact with the club. Sydney Stoker

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My mate tiss has been out there and went to watch them and he was impressed with player, mentioned him to me sometime back. R.Lyons {Ed013's Note - Caught out, replying to your own post as someone else. GROW UP, everyone on here are desperate for news so you decide to be a clown and wind them up}

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Hee hee! Well done Ed.
Some people actually live lives like this, having convincing conversations with themselves, actually believing the tripe they come out with.
It really must be soul destroying to them when they realise the only person they're fooling is themselves.
Makes it much worse if this is an adult.
JB {Ed013's Note - However it is was posting from London!}

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Thats quality ED your a marvel maybe a few more deadheads may now think twice with inspector ED on their case !! L o l as if we don't have enough cack written on here as it is wingy Mk MOT for life

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03 Jul 2012 15:03:23
Having appeared to miss out on the signature of chambers from Notts Forest, Leeds will turn to Zak Whitbread to partner pearce in the centre of defence. Chambers elected to sign for ipswich as Leeds were delaying due to the impending takeover. Whitbread is available on a free after his contract expired at Norwich on Monday.

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03 Jul 2012 16:19:28
leeds in for gradel once takeover is complete also heard a slight rumour that if snodgrass leaves taraabt could be in line for a loan move as he doesnt feature as a first 11 player for qpr another name mentioned is joey barton as he is not wanted by qpr due to turmoil.

leeds bigfan ahmet

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I just cant see joey barton been welcome at eland rd wile nw is there

he slged niel off when got the bullet
and to quite honest i wouldant want the bloke at leeds he tweets 2 mutch and is an embaracement

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Barton not welcome at Elland Road full stop.
As a human being he is a waste of space.

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03 Jul 2012 14:43:38
apparently barry bannan might be coming back on loan

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How can any1 be coming on loan when were getting took over and nw said himself he is not interested with loan players but permanent players so thats a load of s**t

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03 Jul 2012 14:29:12
Just driven past elland road. Was hoping to see something. A few cars or some paps. But nothing. Probably have to wait a little while longer yet. On other news, have it on good authority el hadji diouf will be a Leeds player, one of the reasons that Ross is considering other championship sides as well as prem teams. He won't play with diouf. Expect McCormack to leave before pre season training starts

Whiterose1919

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Spit the dog has signed for an overseas club...On SSN Last week...
MJB66.

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03 Jul 2012 13:32:09
Colchester skipper Okuonghae 26 leaves club on look out for SPL/Championship club.good defender we could do with

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This would be a good signing, big solid central defender and Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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Martin Cranie has left Coventry he is a former England U21 international. He would be great for us at right back.

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03 Jul 2012 12:25:19
Confirmation/clarification from LUST on tw#tter that there is no uk front man involved in take over. Interesting after all the conjecture re Revie (and countless others obviously).
Come on, come on, come on, come on......
#Goingmental
Magnum MOT

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Thats not what the yorkshire post have been saying this morning.LUST are not part of LUFC and not on the inside like us all we will find out when KB wants us to know.

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No, but LUST did bring the investors to the table, so they will know to a particular degree

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Just an opinion but i think warnock brought the investment to the club!

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And there was me thinking the investors were the ones bringing the investment to the club, Doh! MOT

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03 Jul 2012 12:19:32
Leeds new owner has landed in England this morning. To present him self to the media either this lunchtime or tomorrow at the latest.

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Yes of course he has..... don't forget your maths homework.

Journalists get warning of media events like this, they then announce to the world that a events will happen at X.

Listen, can you hear anyone saying "media announcement at ER". No you can't, because there isn't one organised.

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Sick of reading all this drivel now.....
Nobody knows anything and thats how KB wants it as usual.

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Well there is onley one reply to this RUBBISH

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Oh, wait,,, new owner arrives looking, sounding and abusing all and sundry just like Bates..... OH. - It is Bates........ Lifelong fan and owner of LUFC again after investment collapses at 11th hour,,, after they pull out of Due Dilligence......As plausible as any other rubbish I have read......

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Don't lie mate i'm a journalist who works in Yorkshire/London and i've not heard that.


Stop spreading bull****

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It should be classed as a sin to serve such drivel to other Leeds fans!!

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Probably referring to seeing an Emirates flight landing at Heathrow... What this little boy doesnt know is that it also lands at 1020, 1330,1450 and 2240. :) But why would the new owners suffer the indignity of a long drive up the M1 when they could fly flash into Leeds International with their own Jet for all to see ?

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Can anyone tell me why anyone would buy leeds utd when noone actually likes you>>?..leeds you are such daydreamers

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03 Jul 2012 11:43:47
Heard a few rumours that the takeover may be headed by frank lowy the Australian billionaire. He was interested a couple of years ago? I'm still hoping for shake Mohammed though

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This is the same businessman that has left a huge hole in the middle of Bradford cos he couldn't afford to complete the project... get real..... We don't want him!!! Chris. Morley.

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Never posted before but an Aus registered exec jet was at Leeds Bradford overnight - quite unusual. Departed this morning at 8am.

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Don't get your hopes up on it being Sheikh Mohammed

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03 Jul 2012 11:37:42
if it is the lifelong Leeds fan Al-Khalifa from bahrain (who tried to buy us when Bates stepped in) - then this could be a large reason for the secrecy - human rights record is poor ..David Cameron & the queen got stick for inviting them to dine in the UK ..so not a popular family here and not the choice we would want as a club ? wont bother Bates tho ! expect a lot of Human rights protests over this if its him as his regime are not popular TSB will have to do another good story now - like their recent one on Bates dealings with Smith and Apartheid - a good read

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Where do you dream it up from have you ever thought of righting a book strange man

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If it is him we could be in trouble, In last year's "Arab Spring" protests in Bahrain he publicly called on TV for "a wall to fall on the heads" of all those who demonstrated against the Government, including athletes and went on to head a committee that targeted 150 sportsmen and sports officials, including a disabled athlete.
They were arrested, imprisoned and many were tortured. Some prisoners claim that they were personally beaten or tortured by Sheikh Nasser himself.
He may one day be ousted from power by his own people, where would that leave Leeds then?

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03 Jul 2012 11:27:02
TAKEOVER COMPLETED


It's my understanding that the takeover of Leeds United is now completed. I'm at Elland Road right now and money has been handed to Ken Bates and he's now leaving Elland Road.


The Futures Bright The Futures White.

BATES IS GONE!!!!!!!!

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What in a brown paper bag - what car is he driving, anyone got mask i can lend !!

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Did they do the deal over a foot long sub at Subways? Which bus is KB getting into Leeds after he leaves? and was he paid in 50 or 20 notes. KB doesnt take cash, he doesnt trust them.

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What as he got it a suitcase with it all in. what a load of crap if you send me your email il send you my bank acount number becouse you sound like a man that can be trusted and never lies at all

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Let me guess - in a brown paper bag, by the Bremner statue?

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And you physically saw the money handed over yeah? must have been a fKIN MASSIVE envelope!!

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Cash? me thinks not. what a fool some people are

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How big a bag was it? did it say swag on it? Was Bates wearing a mask and stripey jumper? Could you see any silver, you know like an FA Cup or a couple of Fairs Cups?

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'handed the money over' suggests it would be cash. a deal worth millions of pounds would not be done in cash you imbosile.

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Have they handed it to him in 3 black brief cases ? Are there Russian Mafia everywhere ? Black Mercs with blackout windows ? Ed Why do you let these kinds of posts get through your filtering system ?

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Is he taking the remnants of Risdale's Fish tank?

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In this time of patience maybe the ed feels we need some humour in our lives....

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The most stupid post i have ever read on this site your a sad person to waste your life writing such junk just to get a post on here, what a plonker

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03 Jul 2012 11:24:58
I dont usually post on here but thought this was worth a note (although it could be coinsedence)

I work in the high Rise Construction Industry and have heard that Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani will be in the UK to open the new Shard Building on Thursday (confirmed by Sky News).

I know this is an optimistic longshot but could he be killing 2 birds with one stone and wrapping up a deal for LUFC.

MOT

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This is like adding 1 and 1 and saying the answer is 3. On what possible basis could you imagine that his visit to open a major building that his 1Billion investment has built, has anything to do with a piddling little transaction like a possible Leeds Utd takeover. This guy won't have even heard of yorkshire let alone LUFC

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As I posted yesterday!
The UK representative is Garry Cook and the owner is the Al Thani family (Qatar)

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Original Poster here;

Comment 1 - The last sentance says "an optimistic longshot" not "solid fact" but since you seem to know who it isnt maybe you could enlighten us all by informing us who is actually buying LUFC - dont forget this is a rumour page not the press office at sky news.

Comment 2 - i did see you post yesterday and thought this might add abit more truth to the story

MOT

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To the Gary Cook / Al Thani reply.
The Al Thani family regularly get linked with football takeovers which never happen, so doubt this is them in for Leeds. - for example rumours suggested that Sheikh Al Thani made a bid for Manchester United in 2011 and was preparing a 2 Billion takeover bid which did not happen.
In 2012 it was rumoured that Sheik Al Thani was involved in a bid for Rangers F.C. we all know what happened there.
On 30 March 2012 sheik Al Thani offered to buy KF Tirana,the details aren't published yet, suggesting it did not happen.
I do not think this is the guy buying Leeds based on that evidence.

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Doubt it with three wives and twenty two kids he'll be too busy to bother with Leeds. Apparently tried to buy utd for two billion from the glassiers. Does that mean by your logic that if he buys Leeds he'll have a spare 1.94 billion left over to spend on transfers.

Can't wait to see who we sign :)

If it is then we're really cooking on gas mark 9

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Take a hell of a genius to come up with a chant with his name in it!

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Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani theres only one Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani one Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani, God imagine singing the bates out chant to this!

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03 Jul 2012 11:14:31
I wont name anyone but i have a link to the club who os high up im only posting what i have been told by them !

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Well I don't think they will be too worried as you haven't actually said FK ALL!!!

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That's just it, neither did his 'sauce' it just went 'splat' on his breakfast....

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03 Jul 2012 11:59:43
McCormack seen at Aston Villa's training ground for medical, fee is believed to be around 1.8m plus Appereance fees.

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Id take 1.8 million right now, thank you very much Lambert

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We won't get more than 1.25M for McCormack so this rumor is a bad one.

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03 Jul 2012 11:05:50
As always with Leeds, it seems like we're going to be waiting again rather than doing this the easy way.

Someone mentioned having spoken to Shaun Harvey yesterday regarding issues with the money transfer. Although I suspect that person is a WUM, it turns out that is pretty much on the money.

A friend of mine has very close links at the club, and it sounds as if there has been some issue in the transfer of the money, and the club are desperate to make an announcement as soon as the funds are received.

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Look, funds for this type of transaction are held in an escrow account during the transaction. If the funds are not there yet, then this is going pear shaped if you expect an announcement this week.

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If this is the case should it be completed today or tomorrow? Ed please enlighten me how long does it take for a money transfer of a large sum? {Ed013's Note - I really don't know buddy, it could be a day, 5 working days, I just don't know}

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03 Jul 2012 10:51:48
Looks like Luke Chambers has opted fro Ipswich according to vital football. Shame, I think he would have been a good squad addition.

JT

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Ya well if he chooses Ipswich instead of us then let him off it's his loss not ours as the saying goes there's plenty more fish in the sea.

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Chambers ain't that good a CB anyway, we don't even know if Warnock was after him for sure.

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03 Jul 2012 10:46:52
My cousins best mates with jonny howson,he's just texted him saying that the takeovers complete and norwich have just turned down 3.5mill for him,they've also put in 1.5 for mcgugan,3mill for gradel and 750k for prately! he expects alot of action from leeds over the summer!

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Interesting, Warnock must be texting all of his transfer activity to Jonny as he does it. I'm sure its pretty common practice to text a random player in a team in the league above with exactly what you're bidding and for whom. Happens all the time.

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Leeds have bid 3.5m for howson noway he's not wort half that I'm glad they rejected it we could get 2 or 3 better players for that.

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As if we're gonna buy back a player who left 6months ago. get real or get a job

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Learn to read - the lad says Norwich turned down bid ( not from leeds ) be from Villa you numptys ......work it out - and the targets like Gradel he mentions are norwich targets not leeds. Howson will have knowledge of that ....nowt to do with warnock you plonkers

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Hi I am Jonny's Best Mate...Please Ignore my cousin he does speak some S**t at times!

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Are you playing a football manager gamr by any chance

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I text Jonny myself the other day. He's very well enjoying a summer fishing break as usual. Nice to hear!

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Although this is a lot of information for one person to know I swear the general public seem to think that professional footballers are gagged, I am best mates with one pro footballer and friends with plenty of others and let me tell you now that they do talk and they talk about things they shouldn't and infact leak information they shouldn't, so can't see how you can slate this guy without actually knowing him whether he is telling the truth or not. {Ed001's Note - trouble is, most of the time they know nothing and are just gossiping.}

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03 Jul 2012 10:16:17
According to Wiki Peltier already a Leeds player

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Never believe what's posted on Wiki, when will people realise!!!!!

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It's wiki....he may be very close but it's wiki, I could edit it and say Messi is a Leeds player, but he isn't...yet!

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No he's not I just checked. There's not even any mention of him being linked with Leeds on Wiki

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My pet dog is more reliable than wiki at the moment....... MMmmmm just read on wiki.... Richard Branson Bought LUFC with bates to stay as chairmen until he is at least 137... NOT..... Ignore wiki.

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Read the notes at the top of the Leeds page, especially the one about wiki.

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Not on my wiki he isnt,says hes still leicester!!

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For once, wiki, is probably true.
I dont think that it official yet but once the takeover is completed then it will be confirmed.

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And it probably says Jonny Giles is our new play-maker

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03 Jul 2012 09:53:49
Local billionaire Andy fletcher to take control of lufc tomorrow, with Lucas radebe to be unveiled on coaching staff! MOT

Scottyfletchls25 {Ed013's Note - The same Lucas Radebe that has just taken up a role in South Africa!}

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There is no local Billionaire called Andy Fletcher, if you mean the guy from Depeche Mode he is not likely to be that rich.

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Read the news before wasting our time with factless posts. As Ed says Lucas has taken a post with South Africa. Good luck to him from all Leeds fans

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Why do people post such sh*te on this website so often. Get back to school son

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I've heard this rumour as well, aparently he has left his post at Garforth Working Mens Club FC to take on the challenge of a smaller club, must be Leeds chief!

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03 Jul 2012 09:17:38
My mates dad is a scout at lufc, and rumour going round is that scouts are to be sent to a few non league games around the Leeds area at the start of the season to see if there are any potential players out there. Pana

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Well with the scouts that was there last year i dont think thay could spot a good player playing in a bacelona team any scout left over from grayson era should get the bullet

some of the crap thay brought in

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Sorry but isn't that what a scout is supposed to do

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Breaking news! Shock... Horror!
Scouts are going to watch matches!

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That's exactly what a scout should be doing .....looking at all possibilities or do you think scouts should be adjusting their woggles & googling/you tubing already known players?

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Takeover complete; Leeds unveil their first signing. Some bloke called Stan who played a blinder against the boys from the Cross Keys last Sunday. At 43 and 16st he has a lovely touch for a big fella.

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What bring rubbish players to the club that mite be the case if your bradford or huddesfield but we are talking about supper leeds not someone that hasant got any history

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Lads don't shoot the messenger, but theres some good non league players out there that will put a lot more effort in than some of those that have graced the white shirt - my mate is a CB and i'd of had him in that team before any of the LUFC CB that played last year. Pana

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Short memories from people on here. Where did Beckford first get noticed, lower league football. Numerous other cases of players who do well at big clubs having been signed from lower league clubs. Fingers crossed they find a hidden gem on there travels

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What else would scouts do, of course hey would go round grounds to look at players, the Luke is in the name.

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Scouts don't sign players. The manager tells them where to look and then if they find anyone decent they recommend them.

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03 Jul 2012 08:27:57
My mate told me thismorning that peltier signed on Sunday and he confirmed it on his Facebook page. Hopefully we do get you him as ten times what connoly is at right back.my source was a huddersfield town fan

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So how come he tweeted yesterday that he was still a Leicester player?

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03 Jul 2012 07:29:49
Sorry to disappoint but everyone thinking that a multi billionaire is buying leeds are well wide of the mark the new owners have money but not the vast amounts everyone is expecting we are talking the low hundreds of millions !

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And you know this how? I dont think you do! You're just hoping you are right so you can say told u so!

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Well you seem to know everthing who are thay
i cant belive the things that get posted on here are you some sort of dreamer y post if you dont no anything i find it very strange

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Yet another clueless person who knows everything thanks going on - if you have no details or name for the buyer and cannot say who told you what is going on then keep it zipped.

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Im pretty sure a few hundred mill will do fine . they can only invest 6 mil this season in championship so dont think we need to have multi- billionaires even though it would be nice . if we spend 6 mil get promoted thats an extra 90 mil to go with there low hunred millions . then theres the new big money from tv that the prem clubs receive so im sure we can live with them been so poor.lol

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We couldn't even pull together 350k for Joel Ward, a few hundred million sounds good to me...

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As long he has the kind of money to put an end to us selling our star performers every season Ill be happy. We need another club legend such as The Chief.

Step up Mr Robert Snodgrass

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Thank you for nothing, made up rumour by very bored individual, if you are so sure name the guy if not shut up!

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Oh no only low hundreds of millions, we'll be worse off then under bate's.

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All these completely delused leeds fans finking they gonna be billionaires, get real and carry on daydreaming, keep finking your a special club when it took 3 years to get out of division 1, yes very special..

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03 Jul 2012 02:21:21
The takeover saga is finally close to being resolved at Elland Road and tomorrow looks like the day Leeds fans have been dreaming of for the last 7 years.

With Ken Bates' departure reaching its final stages and the prospect of an influx of money to the club, the mood among Leeds fans has been as positive as I can ever remember in recent history.

Leeds released an official statement on the takeover last Tuesday confirming the club had 'granted an exclusivity period to enable a potential investor to carry out the appropriate due diligence' one of the last steps before a takeover. A process Leeds anticipate will be fairly straightforward.

Adam Pope (@apopey on twitter) told BBC Look North this evening, the due diligence of the takeover may have already been completed and all that needs to be done is the final money transfer into the bank.

After weeks of Leeds fans constantly refreshing their twitter feeds and checking the clubs website, many believe tomorrow is the big day.

Niel Warnock is sure to be happy with the increased transfer kitty and is already planning on reuniting himself with one of his most trusted former players, Paddy Kenny.

Kenny has been linked with a move to Leeds all summer and a bid of £500,000 should capture him from Queens Park Rangers.

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First the big day was 1st July, then the 3rd of July and now tomorrow. Fact is the only people who know anything about the investment, in what ever form it takes, are saying nothing. I'm as excited as the next Leeds fan, but I won't believe anything til it is on the OS or SSN.
Maltawhite

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More pointless speculation on a date with no real foundation , we all want it to happen but just be patient, the club and the prospective purchaser want the same thing, but they have to follow proper process, we will find out when its done but not before.

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Monday - No, Tuesday - No, now Wednesday - are you gonna come on here every day until it is announced and say tomorrow cos chances are you will be right one day.

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It's always tomorrow,and tomorrow will be the start of the season with us with no new players.

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Why does everyone find it necessary to do a 'Bates Bash'? Has everyone forgotten that he was the man that saved LUFC from doing a Rangers? It looks like we will get new owners and I pray that they will be as diligent as Uncle Ken was, so let us say good bye to Ken with a smile and a thank you and welcome the new one with a little trepidation.

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Hi, some of the posters on this site have spent too much time at West End musicals.

" The sun is going to shine tomorrow.......
tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow, you're only a day away"

Be content that any information forthcoming will be given on a need to know basis.

tRip

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02 Jul 2012 23:38:27
theres a kid in my school whos on my bus's father works at leeds with one of he younger squads, bates' secutary has cleared his deesk so good news for bates out fans, personally i think we owe him for saving our club we could be like pompey.... but yes its time for change, rumor around staff is that its ex chairman of hull and another club, leeds fan .. but its not just him its a group of people but not definate as ive been told that its been kept quiet, staff arent being told, this is just a rumor around staff

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We have been like pompey we've been down that road

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Sounds like you've listed just about everyone in the country here.....

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What a load of jibber jabber and rubbish. Ever thought about becoming a banker or a mp.

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If you mean Adam Pearson, he is a boyhood Huddersfield fan, according to all I have read about him.

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If he has sold us to a buyer with funds behind him who is in it for the right reasons, he has probably done a satisfactory job overall.

As for thanks, I am not sure. Arguably he hasmade millions out of us, the Howson and Gradel money was never spent. He probably has a controlling interest in the off shore company which owns ER and TA, so we have been paying him rent and there is a loan for the East Stand development so he has had the season ticket money as well.

I would stop short at thanks, but wish him well for the future.

Spire White

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Stop drinking before considering writing a post

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I knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who new this guy, who knew Ken Bates great grandad, and apparently he knew this guy, who knew this guy that said the takeover aint happening < reliable source

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Why are people having a go at a kid? Get a grip!

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