Leeds Rumours Archive October 04 2012

 

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04 Oct 2012 23:30:11
Leeds United have signed Patrick Antielmi on a two year deal an 18 year old Australian striker, he refused to go to Portsmouth and Warnock has stepped in two snap him up. Not sure how good he is probably a squad player to cover for McCormack any one know more about him? how about you ed any info on this player... {Ed001's Note - all I can remember of him, is that he was an FM wunderkind a few years back.}

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05 Oct 2012 06:24:02
Ed - FM wonderkid? Whatever happened to Cherno Samba, Scott Brough, Mark Kerr and Kiegan Parker...?

LR, Northants (2001 CM afficionado!)

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Is he the "squad player" that NW has been talking about signing?

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He will probably play in reserves or go out on loan i would of thought unless hes better than poleon and maybe he will go out on loan instead ,cant see either of them been capable of the quality of mccormack

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I had Kenny Lunt when i took leeds to the top of the premiership on FM 2008. Always getting at least an 8/10 rating. Anyway back to this rumour - if its true fair enough good prospect to cover for rosco but once rosco is back loan him out to get experience. We seem to have a lot of good youngsters around at the moment but not exactly premiership standard....yet. I stick to what i have said before. no new loan signing of significance, with green and norris back we have adequate cover in midfield so diouf can continue up front. January is when we will pull of some shewd business. id like to see Kenwyne Jones, Winifed Zaha and Ben Watson come in.

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Think he will go out on loan for a while first..

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Thats a load of rubbish signed a week ago and he has been put into academy and development squad the boy was at portsmouth for a while unill he was released when they went into adminalong with a lot of youth players the reason it took so long is the rules you cant be registered on 3 teams books in a 12 month period and he had been training with leeds since august he played in the academy team in a practice match in august

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04 Oct 2012 21:05:30
Hisham al rayes has said today on interview with cnbc Arabia,we have a separate budget for buying players to gain promotion to the prem lge,this is a separate budget to the purchase.he also said the deal to buying the club runs till end of 2012, so someone has said on tw..ter.dont know how true the date bit is though..
Kella74

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I hope your right

sammyleedsfan ;)

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04 Oct 2012 21:02:05
NW doesn't expect to see 19 goal machine RMc back before xmas !
Great thats all we need

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It would be more of an issue if we werent scoring goals

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Thats terrible news. I was hoping to have him back around November.
But indeed as usual goals aren't our problem even with Rossco out. Hopefully Luciano can keep up his goalscoring rate and Diouf, Austin, Byram keep chipping in with a few and we'll be ok.

Clean sheets anyone...

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Probably means that Davide Somma will be knocking 'em in before Rosco's fit again.

JDC

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Strikers are not an issue. We are still scoring 2 or 3 goals every game. Its the fact that we look very weak from every set piece that comes in to our box thats the worry. We're OK defensively in open play, but can't defend dead ball situations

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What a load of rubbish from last replier please tell be bar Bolton games which ofcourse most teams will struggle with Knight and Davies, how many we have conceded from set pieces that were actually bad defensively. Cardiff scored a freekick but nothing to do with defence. Blackpool open play, cant think of many we conceded from set pieces tbh

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04 Oct 2012 20:45:01
Just read on Sport 360, there's a seperate amount earmarked thats different from purchase money to buy better players seeing as the facilities & stadium are complete.
Check it out for yourselves.
Ed, have a read give us your thoughts 👍

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Just read it it looks very positive

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04 Oct 2012 18:08:22
Paul Connolly is looking for a way out of Leeds either on a loan deal or free transfer. Lets hope his wages may free up some funds for another signing.
MOT!

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Or even put it towards EHD's new contract

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Or wages for EHD.

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There's only diouf left really to tie down.
Use it on him see if we can fight with the squad till january and hope this bleedin T/O goes thru in time for us to invest

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Cancel his contract...Mutual agreement...If he's that open to leaving he'll agree to not having a payoff (not that he deserves one)

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Funny that Grayson not wanting him?
Ill chip in to pay his contract up
Russ

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Funny grayson not wanting rachumpka

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Lets hope he takes rachukba along with him aswell

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04 Oct 2012 16:53:00
Think everyones overlooking the important factor here in regard to these rumours about GFH's wealth.

Any individual/consortium/whoever need to fall under an acceptable standard of wealth and business assets to buy a football club under the FA Fit Persons and Ownerships process. This not only involves members of the FA investigating finances of prospective buyers, but also involves interviews to a particular extent, to that of the buyers and the existing club.

It's then up to the club and the prospective buyers to finalise terms between themselves and for the would be new owners to forge their business plan, if they havent got one already.

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The test is a joke.

a) Ken Bates has passed it.

b) Portsmouth had a fictitious Chairman pass it.

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Yeh i agree withe the first poster the fa rules probably arnt worth the paper theyre written on judging buy the kind of folk that run clubs around the country

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You have more faith in the FA than I do.They are a joke and hardly KPMG.

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Who's everyone !! its a minority and a few reporters who dont know what they are talking about saying they are going to load the club with debt not EVERYONE !! . Any sensible person with half a brain can go and look at thier real wealth you only have to look at thier assets.

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Did pompey alot of good. This test is meaningless

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04 Oct 2012 16:11:12
Continued speculation about the wealth of GFH is ridiculous, you only have to go on to the website to see that in 2007 they made a net profit of US$340m, not to mention the backing they have had from some of the worlds wealthiest men/countries for numerous other projects. The company are serious players in their field, they could if wanted to buy out a higher valued (in monetary terms) club but instead due to the CEO being an avid Leeds fan we find ourselves in a lucky enough position to have them wanting to take over our amazing club. What reports failed to tell you was that yeah the company come out and stated they had only made US$5m for the half year but they have assets of over US$819m, this is without mentioning what the individuals are even worth, reports are Salem Patel is worth in excess of $500m, if these are also true then I can't see how they are going to fail in the takeover of the club due to financial reasons! MOT SussexLeeds

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If I remember rightly, one of Ken Bates club statements said that 'he was more than satisfied with their funds' and this comes from the man who made Mr abromovich prove he had the money to buy Chelsea

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They recently also buy a Turkish Bank at a cost of 35-45m - this could explain some losses.
Original poster you are spot on. Uncle fester wouldn't get into bed with anyone (urghh bad mental image) without knowing their pockets are well lined.... he's a c**t but a shrewd old c**t and I bet he's the last one to buy a round too!

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The GFH website that they have invested over 8b in over 40 companies. Don't sound like they will struggle to me. MOT

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I think net profit really doesn't prove anything, as there is a big difference between profit and cash.

A company can have large annual net profits but can still be in financial difficulties as they do not have the current cash to pay off outstanding debts.

Profit I think is something intangible. Not having a pop at you, I'm not an investor and don't have much knowledge of their financing, but if there was something dodgy about them, then I don't think they would pass the standard chairman's credibility analysis or what ever it's called.

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I have heard they have been making huge losses and the company holds massive liabilities, have to remember they are purchasing the club on behalf apparently. Think someone needs to check the accounts, these processes the football league use are rubbish, processes dont tell you anything

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They're just fronting the takeover for a guy with cash. What kind of business sees it a worthy investment to buy a football club - clubs only lose money.

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04 Oct 2012 14:37:36
my mate spoke to Micheal Brown, he said we have an Australian CM on trail and looks impressive.

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I have heard this too, promising times

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Well it's not Tim Cahill, and he's the only quality CM they have.

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04 Oct 2012 16:01:28
not harry kewell is it ???

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No, he said quality...

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Not another paul okon i hope

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Bet he ment antelmi who's a striker

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Doubt he meant Antelmi - he signed pro contract last week....so clearly isn't on trial

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Surely Michael Brown knows the difference between a cm and a st ?

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Surely Brown would have said the guys name, not just some random Aussie!!

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Antelmi can play either in midfield or up top so it not that clear is it

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Probably pretty clear cos he might be able to play in defence it dunt matter cos he's signed last week so not on trial
Russ

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Lol well i just hope whoever it is replaces brown n then warnock can send some of the o.a.p players packing

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Russ there is no aussie midfielder on trial enough said

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Quality Aussie midf maybe Harry Kewell who's still free. the others like Tim Cahill, Mark Bresciano, Carl Valeri and Brett Emerton already played in a club

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04 Oct 2012 13:33:58
El-Hadji Diouf Set for contract talks with interest from the premier league expect news on this in the coming week's/month.
- Fozzy

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