Leeds Rumours Archive July 06 2012

 

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06 Jul 2012 21:52:48
varney kenny peltier norris and fox to leeds by end of next week

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Its true i read it on a napkin that i found under a tabel in exec boxes at er

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Maybe:
Luke Varney - Luke skywalker
Paddy Kenny - Kenny Pavey
David Norris - Chuck Norris
and Fox to be Ruel Fox..???

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I thought Rule Fox had retired...can we get Jeremy Goss aswell

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Seriously??!! so some exec just leaves napkins with transfer targets laying around? come on pal get a grip
-J-

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I think you mean Cox not Fox ( ..and no that's not a joke! )

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By Fox do you mean Danny Fox of Southampton or David Fox of Norwich?
TOM MOT

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I'd be buzzing if we got danny fox, but that's probably not who you mean, nor is it likely to happen... shame

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06 jul 2012 21:43:15
leeds to sign:
gk - kenny qpr 500k
rb - peltier leicester 350k
cb - whitbread free
lw- varney 300k
st - beckford 1 mill
cm - norris 250k
cam - mcgugan 500k

total cost 3 million. from sales of clayton (500k) lonergan (500k) mccormack (750k) nunez (250k)
paynter (250k)

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Who is paying 250,000 for Nunez or Paynter? Barn Door Billy has already stated he isn't leaving and wants to fight for his place, the only way he is going anywhere is on a free with his contract paid up.

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All good apart from Varney and Norris. Would be good to see McGugan get his career back on track here -has got something. Chapel A

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Ed thought mccormack had a 2.5 million clause in his contract so surely we wont sell him for some of the figures that have been mentioned lately {Ed013's Note - He has but if Neil wants rid then he can go for whatever Neil wants him to unfortunately}

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Mcgugan would be awesome. what about chris gunter at right back? he's good enough, and hopefully within our ability to sign

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06 Jul 2012 21:30:31
Beckford's Coming home :)

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Greg halford has signed for leeds for 400k 4 year deal. lee peltier also signed

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Please,everyone,move on !! beckford is,was ,a very average player at league 1 level. we got the best out of him and he left at the right time.

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What beck ford was and always will be quality just stupid for leaving in the first place, but this shouldn't mean he doesn't get the chance to come home ...kevlufc.

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I hope not! When will you people get real? Div 1 player at best, done nothing since left Leeds!!!!!

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Beckford is a player that needs a certain type of forward up there with him to be at his most effective. He didn't have that at Everton, he didn't have it at Leicester. He has it at Leeds and his name is Becchio. I'd have him back for no better reason than it would give a great lift to the fans.

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Beckford had his chance to help us get promoted and took the money and went elsewhere, why won't you people see that?

Whatever his ability, you don't walk away from the Leeds, espcially on a free? and then expect to come back when things don't work out?

He had his chance and blew it, you don't get two goes at this?

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You call him an average player but he scored 8 goals for Everton including a good goal again Chelsea when he was there and that isn't bad for a step up from League 1 if you think about it.

Callum W

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For the people that are bashing Jermaine Beckford and saying he is a League 1 standard player. He went to Everton and in the 10-11 season, he was their joint top goalscorer over all competitions. He hasn't had a great time at Leicester but under the right system and right guidance I feel he could be a good player again. I'm not sure if he would have the work rate that Warnock would like but with Becchio we have that covered.

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Beckford average at leagu one level?!?!? I guess 30 goals a season is average. You do know he scored 10 goals in the prem? Some ppl are crazy... Or trolls.

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Really......?? The few vociferous minority strike again! I seem to recollect a VERY warm welcome from the MAJORITY of supporters at Elland Road this season when we welcomed him back. Some of you negatives should just shut up and go support some other crappy team, I honestly cannot see how we would miss you.
MOT. Neill

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Don't think Leeds will sign anyone near his quality. There was a rumour earlier stating that the potential investors have pulled out. Suddenly the rumour was removed, maybe a bit too close to the truth and someone talked before they should have. Freebies and past it players for Leeds this season. Expect Snodgrass to go before end of July

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No way will Warnock sign bekford.he is lazy has the worst first touch i have seen at times.Dj cambell for me.no way has the takeover fallen though.as it said on official site we do not forsee any probs.The deal will be made public when it suits bates and Leeds new owners . No one close to the club has raised concerns.our time will come.

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Please no. Thought he was better than he is. Couldn't make it in Premiership, moved down to Leicester and couldn't even get in the team there. Maybe a decent League 1 player, signing him would not only be a waste of money but would also show that our ambition is very limited

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Thinking about it beckford mite end up at huddesfield to join up with larry once again.
as thay mite need him for cover for rhodes who mite joine leeds

stranger things has happend

gazza

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Beckford is another Div 1 player who thinks he is better than he is. Warmed the bench at Everton and did nowt, did nowt at Leicester.
He scored goals galore in Div 1 but would have almost doubled that had he been the player he thinks he is.
Never go back {Ed020's Note - scored 10 goals in his season, and scored a blinder against chelsea.}

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What is with every1 ragging on beckford?
div 1 at best? am sorry but to come off the bench for everton and get 10 goals in his 1st season in prem is amazing. and imo he needs his striking buddy with him. becks n becchio upfront for us was 1 of the best partnerships as a leeds front 2 since late 90's.

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Hi, just to clear something up for me. Does Beckford live in Leeds?
If not then if he is as you say coming home, he must be heading to London, where he is from, so there is no need for all this chat from Leeds fans.

tRip

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Hope not surely can find a better player up front

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Most 2nd spells for players go poorly, so don't expect any wonders if he does sign.

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To all those Leeds fans slating Beckford, he scored 10 goals in his debut Prem season. He then struggled to settle for the first half of the season with us but tucked away 13 goals from January onwards. Leicester fan here...

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06 Jul 2012 20:58:28
Jermaine Beckford's contract at Leicester City FC mutually terminated.

Would you take him back at Leeds?

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Have him back in a heartbeat. Extra 10% worth of player when in a Leeds shirt. Not been the same since leaving, Total no brainer.

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Leicester City website says nuthin' about this.

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If he hasn't been the same since leaving, how do you know he'll be the same when he comes back?

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I know a lot of people will disagree but I wouldn't bother, waste of wages. Massive ego and needs 10 chances to score 1 goal. Thought he was bigger than us before and now he's realised he's not wants to come back.

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There is nothing to substantiate this rumour so it is not true

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You mean the guy we 'discovered' and gave him the chance and he repaid us by walking away on a 'free'.....

Nah, don't happen, he was greedy mand has now gound out that money isn't everything....

... hopefully when the takeover takes place he will spend the rest of his career realising what an person he was in seeking a short term gain...

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He went to a prem league club it's not like he left for an average champ side! Would anyone turn down a promotion?? No they wouldn't so what's so wrong with him saying I tried it I didn't make it so I'm back if u will have me (If he does) why do people think that when they leave us they can't come back, we're not the centre of the universe, we was a div1 side, now at present were an average champ side!

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If it were terminated, then yeah absolutely! Even if we didn't want him we could sell him on for a tidy profit haha

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Ha, you mean take this guy back, the guy who's goals took us to the championship, you mean the best striker we have had since the premiership, yes, i'd have this guy back in a flash. Who could blame the guy for wanting to better hiself in the premier league. But that goal that took us up obviously mean't a lot to him, and us.

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He will be the same as he was before he left .lazy but scores goals for fun his confidence will be better , Huddersfield town will probably buy him

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Left on a free comes back on a free it just showed us what leeds ment to him when we played last u have to look as a player he wanted to test himself at the top level which I thought he didn't do that bad I would welcome him back with open arms.

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Take him back in a heart beat quality player in a leeds shirt...

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06 Jul 2012 20:37:47
Beckford,Varney,Norris,Kenny on they way next week. ed do you know more about this takeover? {Ed013's Note - No, sorry}

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06 Jul 2012 19:32:35
varney is clearly on his way but in 31 games he only scored 6 i think we need a proven consistent striker without relying on becchio ans somma to step up

MR.B/LUFC

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Some ppl need to get a grip, Slating a Player b4 he even signs, Take ur blinkers off. You must know better than Mr Warnock then because you seem to know better, NW is the man to get the best out ANY Player you just watch. Rant over......MOT
MJB66

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He plays right and left mid as well... that's probably why he didn't score

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Is work rate is amazing, it's not just about goals mate

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I would imagine that warnock has a consistent striker lined up. Varney will add some much needed pace

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How many goals did McCormack score in his first season at Leeds? Oh yeah 2! Look at last season he scored a boatload, give the lad varney a chance to prove himself

F37BLU

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Warnock knows the job, he has the experience, he knows he gets a record if Lufc march on to the premiership, that's hat he wants, that's what the Lufc fans want, let him do his job, he is getting players hat want to be proud and will do the job to get us there. Let's get behind him and MOT.

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Varney is not a lad, he has a track record of being less than average, get real, how is he going to be good enough to get us in the prem, we are signing Portsmouths free transfers and what league are they in? Wake up and smell the coffee

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I thought Varney was good for Blackpool in the Prem. Hes not a 20 goal a season player but played out wide with a bit of pace could easily chip in with 10-12 goals a season from the wings or off the bench

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Really depressing that everybody we are being linked to are of lower quality that those leaving. Simon appear to be putting together a pacy, young squad at Huddersfield and we are linked with journeymen with less than impressive recent performance history.

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He has never managed 10-12 goals a season in his entire career, its not going to happen this year either. Warnock has a tried and tested template for success (i.e. experience, workrate and steel don't worry about skill or finesse). I hope it works however we have been down this route before with Blackwell and the reality is its a one season shot at promotion and if it doesnt come off you have to start again - there is no medium to long term plan here, its all or nothing. The players i am reading about coming to Leeds aren't ones i would bet my house on, fingers crossed there are one or two gems to supplement the journeymen that we don't know about yet.

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Varney is more of a left winger than a striker and will add the pace we need down the left with an attacking mind. White and Pugh played left wing last season and how many goals did they score?

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Varney didnt have good players 2 set him up at pompey for goals

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You say Varney didnt have good players to set him up, it looks like most of them will be at Leeds

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06 Jul 2012 19:29:14
Dont no how true it is heard beckford beem released could come on a free and sign gradel with snodgass that would be good to see

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I dont get why Beckford, Gradel, Snodgrass etc would be 'good to see' err...we had them all once, did sweet fa for us. We're still in championship as far as I can see.

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06 Jul 2012 18:09:19
{Ed013's Note - For anyone unsure on why Clayton left, listen to this http://soundcloud.com/andrewhaigh/clayton}

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Interesting i thought he had refused to sign a new contract and that was why he was put on the list. or am i totaly confused.... ED? {Ed013's Note - Not sure if you saw my other replies, but I believe Neil didn't want him or at most saw him as a squad player}

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He says in the interview "we had a good season last year".....sorry but was i watching a totally different leeds united last year? Haha

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Unsurprising really- warnock knows what he wants and how to get it. if he didnt get clayton to sign a contract, then he didn't really want him

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Yes NW wants long ball to by pass midfield so Clayton was not needed

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Last poster,you're an person ,and obviously not backing warnock,clayton wasn't good enough so he got rid, if he did play long ball and got is promoted would you still whinge

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06 Jul 2012 18:34:39
Woodgate signs for middlesbrough, would have done a job for us.

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Really? think he is shot, a shame as he could have been the best but hats off to him getting a 3 yr deal, what were boro thinking?

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Rubbish! He's fit for nowt these days, Middlesboro will regret that one.
JB

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Woodgate carrys a sicknote with him were ever he goes and carrys too much baggage and hangers on FACT ... but credit to him getting a 3yr deal my guess he will be released in January or next summer ... could have been one of the best centre halfs England ever produced

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As above, the only job he could do is physio bench warmer!

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06 Jul 2012 17:33:30
ideal signings in my eyes would be Peltier Kilgallon halford Beckford and prob get some disagreein but Diouf.i realy cant think of any centre mids that may be realistic signings.can anybody enlighten me on possible centre mid signings now we are only left with micky Brown?

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Norris will hopefully sign and i'd expect him to play alongside green. Plenty of energy and fight which i feel we've lacked over recent seasons, but not much creativity from those 3 (should norris sign). I'd like to see us sign a creative player on a similar level to robert koran of hull, Or keith fahey of birmingham.

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Dioufs gone to the uae somewhere. i dont quite get the beckford craze there are far better strikers than him available

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Is koren still a free agent because he would be a quality signing

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Totally agree with the last couple of posts koren would be a great signing would add creativity to are midfield

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We have signed paul green for centre midfield and there's talk of david norris coming too

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06 Jul 2012 17:31:52
We need around 10-12 more players to have a squad, or we going to go through the season with 13 players

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Best thing we could of done is sold everyone except
lonergan
lees
clayton
snodgrass
rogers
bechio
somma
mccormack

and any young players making there way through the ranks which will all go out on loan this season coming.

that would of given us a decent starting squad to build on before the pre season starts but like usual we sell the good players first leaving the unwanted players at the club

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Last time it was this bad we were in administration. is there something Ken's not telling us?

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Agree with 1st reply, possibly include Pugh (to cover a few positions) a good base.

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If there was alot of money coming into the club we would not be signing these freebies

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@comment3 ... why not, they are three quality players and as good as any in their positions for The Championship. I agree with some of your keeps, particularly Somma and Rogers who were not regular members of the team for various reasons, injury and untried, but the rest were virtually ever presents in a dire team that finished 14th in the league ... is that what you want next term. Maybe time to trust the manager ... he probably knows better than us.

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We have a squad of 28 players so i dont no where ur goin if u think we hav only 13 players....and if i tink we need another 10 to 12 players we cud nearly have 2 teams n the league..

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06 Jul 2012 17:15:07
I am hearing that a deal is close with deffo Arab money but there is sticking points on the terms of loans made to bates other ventures Yorkshire radio etc, possible owner wants loans paid up or buying price reducing, I am not in the know but could make sense

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Doubt this is the case ... if theirambition is spending the dosh to buy the club, the measily few grand invested in the loans you mention will not stand in the way.

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06 Jul 2012 17:00:22
Wonder why people keep going on about ex Leeds players returning lets face some facts

Beckford left us for premiership football dint make the grade there moved to Leicester at championship leval hasnt cut it there either
Shaun Derry what did he do in his first spell ? part of the team that got relegated to 1st division
Max Gradel jumped at the chance to leave to go France blow hot and cold maybe do a job ?
Rob Hulse again what did he do ?? another part of the team relagated to division 1
Lets face facts look at Danny Pugh came back on loan last season had a couple of decent games so we bought him what has he done since the fee was paid ? isnt even making people on this forums team ..
dont look to past look to future

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Would take Beckford and Gradel back any day. As for the others, forget it, they couldn't get us up when they were at their best -back in 2006- so no chance of them doing it now! Chapel A

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Oh yes, and I thought Pugh was pretty dreadful -well, totally anonymous at best- after his first couple of games back with us last season. A really poor call by Grayson, when he had a rare 500k to play with (Andy Keogh would have served us much better if he'd stayed -look at his form and goals with Millwall!). Chapel A

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Agree to an extent but dont tell me Woogsate wouldnt have been a good aquisition , Beckford will aways score at this level and if we need a new goalkeeper I would rather have Robinson than Kenny

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Lets get this straight.
beckford was a lazy wasteful striker that could score goals but left a league one side for the prem no surprise.

shaun derry to this day is the best midfielder leeds united have had since our relegation in 03/04. derry was immense last season in the prem and we'd be lucky to have him back

max gradel was homesick and wished to return to france for what ever reason if he now has got over his issues and wants to return i'd gladly welcome him back

i agree with you about hulse and pugh both useless but for gradel and derry especially i'd welcome both back with open arms whether it is a possiblity is another question entirely

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Beckford..did well for Everton scored 10 goals for them , Leicester paid 3 million for him so hardly a flop, could of easily stayed at Everton.

Shaun Derry our best Midfielder since premiership days was made a scapegoat by Wise, currently playing for a Premier side & doing well.

all you have mentioned of our ex players are better than the muppets we had last season they had no fight or desire.

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Max hot and cold, he was the most prolific midfielder in the championship....fail

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Would be great to have Beckford back - the only one who could liven up a game.
Agree Pugh needs to find a new club.

Will any of the recent signings get jerseys sold?

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I don't get why people become so anti players after they have left the club, they act like the player going is a cardinal sin. Rejection happens every day so get over it. Beckford left for Everton, any player would of gone from Division One to the premiership and then became their top scorer! Everton sold him to Leicester because they needed the money.

Derry, i agree with an earlier reply, he is the best centre midfielder we have had for 4-5 years.
Gradel, yep take him back too. Robinson over Kenny as well. MOT

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Beckford was good in L1 but he did not cut the mustard for Leicester, Derry is near retirement. Come on guys lets look forward. When HW got us promoted we signed players from the top flight to blend with the good young players we had. Also players like Gary Mc. Quality players. These signing we are making now are poor

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Rob hulse left as out top scorer in the season we reached the play off final in the championship to go to Sheffield utd, he was immense for us, and he was top scorer in prem for them until he broke his leg...

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We got relegated to League One because we lost our spine. Kilgallon, Miller and Hulse were our best three players and they were all gone in the summer. That's what we need to build on this summer!

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Totally agree, we are leeds united and we shouldnt have to settle for taking players back. we should look to the future with fresh faces

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I agree with your overall point. However Shaun Derry was one of our best players, and has done a great job at QPR both in the championship and premiership. I would also have Gradel back tomorrow if possible.

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Shaun derry and hulse wasn't at the club when we was relegated? deluded moron

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06 Jul 2012 16:56:18
Is this just a big joke now. Even Brighton have managed to sign Wayne bridge on loan. Who the hell have we got getting worried about our team hope for some good news soon. Come on Leeds forever gaz (west mids) {Ed020's Note - i would'nt want wayne bridge at leeds}

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Would not have bridge at elland rd, money money money man, sitting on his 100 grand a week contract going out on loan, if we get taken over we need to not pay sily wages (again)

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Bridge is rubbish, we have signed good defenders

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Agreed Ed, would be good to see his missus around the place though!

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Bridge is a great left back, much better than we have

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Trust in Warnock ... I would much prefer Adam Drury to Wayne Bridge any day of the year. Just watch Snodgrass or Rogers show Bridge the way home.

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Wayne bridge is a terrible player! when this takeover happens warnock will know what to do with the money
remember he's the master of promotions, if anyone is going to get us back to where we belong its him, dont know why people are questioning him, the last couple of clubs he's been at where struggling until he took over so lets give him time
MOT ben

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If bridge is so good, how come he isn't still in the prem?

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06 Jul 2012 16:56:08
irrespective of this takeover saga - - listening to all of us bitch and whine over transfers/ comings and goings at ER are we saying now that Simon Grayson is better astute than Neil Warnock.? and now S.G has a chairman who is backing him in the transfer market is N.W feeling the heat like Grayson did under Bates transfer regime?

Just a dilema - - don't shoot me down

Woody MOT

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If grayson stays in the championship and league 1 i believe he will end up with more promotions than warnock

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Totally agree - we take the p*ss out of Huddersfield, but under our current ownership they're in a lot better shape than we are.

They have an ambitious owner who is willing to pay the going rate for players and aim high with the club, and a happy fanbase. Look at the state of ourselves - selling our top home grown talent at the first offer, Chairman who constantly drags our name through the courts with him, and insane, loss making businesses being funded by our fanbase - laughable.

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So,,, moral to this story is , and I quote........ SIMPLES !!! Stop looking for Squillianaire's and let's look for a modestly rich Leeds Fan, who can support us, and do his best because it's in his HEART, not because we are a great Play thing, or TAX righoff.....

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If i remember rightly Risdale was a leeds fan who spent alot and we had some exciting times but where did we end up?
exactly
MOT ben

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06 Jul 2012 16:42:24
Luke Varney in talks with Leeds and David Norris poised to sign for an unnamed championship club.

Source: SSN website

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06 Jul 2012 16:37:55
Leeds ins:
Kenny 500k
Peltier 350k
Chambers Free
Norris 450k
Varney 300k
DJ Campbell 900k
Jerome Thomas Free
ConnorMOT!

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Jerome thomas isnt a free he's still under contract at wba for another year but all the others you mentioned would be good additions

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Sorry, big no thanks to DJ and Jerome -neither of them has ever really convinced. Get Beckford in now! (Also really not sure about Norris and Varney -if we get cash, there will be much better players available to us). Remember, we are after promotion, not just filling squad numbers! Chapel A

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06 Jul 2012 16:31:35
Rumour has it on the Leicster rumour boards that Beckford should be coming to us on a season loan, Apparently we cant afford to buy him maybe different IF the takeover goes through (IF bates isnt making it all up for season ticket sales to pay off his big east stand development) Wouldnt be a bad loan, Its beleived that he will only leave leicster to come back to the mighty ER. (was mighty)

Anyone else heard anything to do with this?

As i say maybe just a rumour, But thats what the sites here for!

P.s Ed ive heard another rumour surrounding Beckford, Apparently he is being payed out of his contract from Leicster. Probably not true but if you can shed some light that would be brilliant!


Cheers, Forever Leeds

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You clearly didnt listen to a word warnock said in a interview near the end of season he wont be making any loan signings!

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Heard this too several weeks ago. Thought it sounded plausible at the time, and interesting that it's resurfacing. Chapel A

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"You clearly didnt listen to a word warnock said in a interview near the end of season he wont be making any loan signings!"

Im sure warnock also said that he would have 3 or 4 new signings in before the end of may? i think he also said that a certain Mr Bates was going to give him the financial backing?

As i said only a rumour.

- Forever Leeds

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Thats ok saying he wont but if theres no takeover warnock will be forced to sign players on loan

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Think loan deal would be a great call in this case. Some players only seem to play well for one club,this could well be beckford. Also loanees have no affinity or passion for the loan club as a rule- clearly not the case here.
Plus a loan for him is a very safe move for us
White teeth

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He did say he didnt want any loans but i suppose if its a years loan with an agreement to buy at the end of the loan then whats the problem? Bolton have done same with Matt Mills

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You are right, Warnock clearly says that he does n t like loan signings as he feels that they don t play heart and soul for the club, just for themselves. I think he s got a point... Wayne Bridge.
However, I actually think this may be a different story. Beckford clearly has a bond with Leeds... And, personally think Leeds fans would welcome him back. Let's say, due to current circumstances, he was offered as a season long loan with a view to a permanent move agreed in Jan or should we gain promotion. I think Neil, the wily dealer that he is, would perhaps bend his own rules about loan signings, if this was the case.
What do others think....?

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Beckford clearly want to join the whites as he showed us on the game but one thing i dont know is why we booed schmical but not beckford
schmical didnt want to leave
beckford wanted to leave
?????????
i may be wrong but

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Beckford may want back, but he was the guy who walked for money and didn't give a $hit about us.

We don't want or need him, so lets just forget it eh?

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Forever Leeds..... YOU CLEARLY didn't listen to Neil's statement that said he wanted players before he went on HOL'S, and you CLEARLY didn't listen to Neil when he said that he wanted players in before Pre-Season..... So on the basis that he has backtracked on most of his recent statements ... Are you CLEARLY sure that he won't look at loan players when he realises that Bates talk is HOT AIR .... CLEARLY... And that fact that he might CLEARLY have to resort to the loan market just to CLEARY create a squad..... Chris Morley.

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06 Jul 2012 16:14:02
Takeover done and dusted to be announced on Thursday!

-ms

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Whatever.... im sick to death of seeing these comments that are complete garbage.. None of us know when this will be sorted so for now fella turn it in with this kind of statement

George LS13

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Im also fedup of folk posting saying the takeover deal is done,will be announced on thursday,12 july etc,i dont think the 5 year administration thing has anything to do with it.Lets all just wait and see what materealises either on the os or a reliable media source.
paul mot

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Posted this further down on another rumour re 12 July.
There is no 5 year clause in the CVA.
There was an anti embarrassment clause which ran for 12 months.
There is an outstanding sum of 4.75m due if we are promoted by 2017.
The sum is clearly stated in LUFC accounts

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Why thursday why not tomorrowand give us all a nice happy weekend !

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I too am sick of this rubbish type of post.. There is no substance to it .... Who told you this info, are they someone known by real Leeds fans connected to the club who can be deemed reliable? If not do not bother posting .. Only interested in facts

Geordie Leeds fan

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06 Jul 2012 15:43:19
everyone giving out at warnock for signing older players but if you look at qprs promotion winning season their team had 7/8 experienced solid championship players with 4/5 young/middle aged players cause unlike Grayson, NEIL (not C***n) knows what it takes to get out of the league (no offence to simon cause i wish things worked out better) so if warnock wants to sign 11 35 year olds then so be it cause I trust his judgement over all the moaners on here with their only promotions coming on fifa.The most common team of the 2011/2012 season for qpr : P.Kenny (32)
B.Orr (27)
M.Connolly (22)
K.Gorkks (28)
C.Hill (31)
S.Derry (32)
A.Faurlin (23)
T.Smith (30)
A.Tarabat (21)
J.Mackie (24)
H.Helguson (33)

This will be the same with us next year and if the funds are available and warnock does his job and gets us up, the majority of the team this year will be squad players or sold. (if the owners are as rich as people say)!!!! Rant completed

white pumpkin

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Original poster here meant to be 2010/11 seaon not 11/12 sorry!

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Taarabt was like a championship version of C. Ronaldo that season with flair/speed/playmaking/goals he was unbelievable I'm so jealous that we can't get hold of a player like this am in sure there are lots in the top 6 prem clubs that don't get a look in, we need someone like that, snoddy ain't that man, and I'm also looking to see what strikers he will get in, we need goalscorers like helguson and mackie were Ross and becciho are not the answer, we need another 2 consistent strikers to add to them, very interested to see the attacking side Neil brings to the club as I'm sure he will have a water tight defence

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Agree with second poster. Current strikers not good enough to get us out of the division

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Well said white pumpkin ... apart from their two games against Leeds they played some decent football, not the hoofball that some are already complaining about.

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06 Jul 2012 15:26:21
I have to admit after seeing the signings we have made, the potential players we are linked with and now the sale of Clayton I must say this is the first time since I've been a Leeds I really don't have faith in us having a good season even when we were in League 1 starting with -15 points I genuinely had great belief we would get promoted even though we didn't. I have an awful season we're gonna be in for a season of Warnock whinging over referee decisions about sending offs and what not.

By the way this is only my opinion so before the "die hard" fans start with the get behind him rubbish and give him a chance you saying that won't be changing the way I feel or anyone else who has reservations like myself about the forthcoming season so is pointless to tell me to stop being negative and bla bla bla.

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Totally agree, as supporters we should be allowed to question, we get told promising things and get buttered up to believe so yes we want to them to show us the ambition, were all realistic but yes I want to see every signing as positive as Pearce, young, talented, passionate footballer that I'm sure he will give 110% every game, he is perfect for our club and I personally want to see alot of these players arriving to show the ambition

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Agree with poster. I see a desperate season with Warnock walking part way into it. There is no big money takeover so everyone might as well stop mentioning it on here and try to stick to rumours with at least some credance.

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06 Jul 2012 15:18:22
Someone has just posted on tw*tter that it's funny how all the clubs who get rich buy Shaun Wright Phillips (Chelsea, Manchester City and QPR).... I know one thing for sure, I would gladly take him as a Leeds United player if NW decides to look into his availability...

This in no way is a rumour that he is coming and no one has said he is, I'm just making a point I would take him at Leeds if he wants to go to another rich club :)

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I'd take him, gradel in disguise, and crouch, englands consistent performers on stats, fact

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Sorry, but I have to disagree. Just the sort of ageing 'name' who gets moves on the basis of reputation. Always dribbles himself into a dead end -sorry, not player I see as increasing our chances of promotion. Anyway, plays in the same position as Snoddy, whom I'd choose over him any day. Chapel A

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06 Jul 2012 15:02:47
If this is true it could be that QPR know or think we will have more money soon and are holding out for a larger transfer fee.
Thats what I'd do if I were them, they can't loose! More money if he goes, decent enough back up for Green if he stays.

Ben - telford

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You might be right and i wouldn't pay more than 300 k for kenny so anymore than that is a rip off

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If we have the amount of money being dreamed about, we should maybe look at keeping Andy Lonergan, signing Alex McCarthy and let them fight it out for the number 1 shirt ... much better options than Paddy Kenny

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06 Jul 2012 14:44:18
Have you all got your excuses ready for when McCormack and Snoddy go and White walks out on a free. Schmeical was average and only had a year left so it was good business, he's been linked with spurs and schalke this summer! Gradel was average and wasn't consistent enough, that.s why he was brilliant at the african cup of nations and St. Etienne love him. Howson was average and disapeared in games, that's why he started every game for a mid table premiership side when he was fit. White is poor defensively, that is why,he's been linked with Celtic, Arsenal, Lille and Werder Bremen amongst others. McCormack is too slow and inconsistent, that is why with barely any service he got 4th top scorer inthe league and everyone in the championship would have him plus some prem teams. We do it every time to cover up our s**t transfer policy, when it clearly is doing nothing for the club and we are lagging behind half the division.

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The bottom line is that howson etc did not want to stay
White IS poor defensively and only average going forward and if so highly rated elsewhere why is he currently unemployed?
McCormack is inconsistent and doesn't deserve a big contract on the back of 12-18 good games in a season
Snodgrass is again an average player who would not be a star at a bigger club Texan Leeds and has been offered the biggest contract we can afford
Get behind the boys who want to play at elland road instead of signing the praises of the ones that don't
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Gradel wasn't average he jus had a bit of greediness about him .if he had still been on the left wing last season we would of won more games for sure ,when he was at us we had 2 wingers to get marked by teams which opened them up but the season just gone the teams could concentrate just on snoddy which cut him out of the game

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Not convinced Snodgrass is quick enough for the Premiership. Strong enough, certainly. Surprised he hasn't been groomed into a centre forward / target man role...
Never understood why Howson was so highly thought of and yes, he went missing for 70 minutes of most games.
McCormack is good if you can keep him off the pies in the first 4 months of a season... improves towards the end when he senses transfer speculation... McViduka.
Gradel really was massively overrated and again, not nearly the pace for Premiership. Couldn't even sprint away from Arsenal's centre-half, let alone full-back and too often a poor shot/final ball.
White isn't a defender, winger or attacker. A bit like Shaun Maloney. You like the idea he could be something but after a few occaisional pacey, productless runs you tire and realise he's not really worth the effort.
Schmeicel is actually a very good keeper. Never should have sold him. Shame we couldn't stick a defence in front of him because a poor defence can make a brilliant keeper look dreadful.
Beckford divides every dressing room he walks into and should remain in the lower leagues. Even Moyes, whose man management skills are exceptional, decided to get rid of the liability.
Delph shouldn't have been sold, either. Playing regularly for Leeds would have helped his development far more than the occaisional trot out for Villa when everyone else is injured.
Nobody really agree with the appalling transfer policy but, I think you've got it completely the wrong way around.

While they wear the white shirt, many make excuses for their shortcomings. When they leave we dare to speak of their faults... unless they're garbage or make a lot of mistakes in one game - in which case we tend to force them out or utterly destroy their confidence, making them valueless in the transfer market.
MOT

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This is the best thing i've seen on here for ages, excuses excuses.

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Jackthewhite, finally someone who speaks sense!

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All correct bar Howson he was overrated in my opinion, he had moments of brilliance and did a job for us but he disappeared alot and was too soft most of the time.

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06 Jul 2012 14:11:52
Information coming from Dubai indicates that the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, has bought English Championship football club Leeds United {Ed020's Note - where have you heard this tho??}

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Not having a go but i think this is a lie .mot

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06 Jul 2012 14:08:12
Interesting opinions about the players we've been linked with and the sale of Adam Clayton. Personally Im not a fan of Clayton's there are much better midfield players than him in the Championship. for me he is too prone to drop his head and seems to be a prima donna.

As for the players we're being linked with, just wait to see which, if any of them, we will sign. I trust NW's judgement as to which players will improve our squad to have a crack at promotion. I dont care about a player's age, long as he can play and give his all every game.

This is a tough division to get out of and I think next season will be a belter with the teams in there. Instead of griping, let's put our faith in NW's ability. The time to moan is at the end of the season if we don't achieve our aims.( What's your views Ed?)

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Looking at our Midfield, after Clayton has gone, and then Ramon's move away, that would leave Brown and Pugh as "Midfielders"
We've seriously a weak area... so hopefully.. NW has a collection of replacements.. and better ones to fill that up..

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No we need to moan now, we have got rid of a reasonable player and replaced him with what?

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Quite simply Warnock cannot coach passing,creative players. He does tackle, shoot, heads , press, hit it, smack it son, on your head, long, wide, get back, go forward. Really out of touch with modern game.Clayton, white, even snoddy,Ross they will all leave coz Warnock can't coach them. He needs players like drury,Pearce,lees,Brown,becchio,Pugh, Derry, thesekind of players, old skool ! To be fair to Warnock its worked for him. And a good manager coz he gets the best out his own skills by building a team that he can coach. Ugly football but successful. Don't expect Leeds to sign any creative footballers or passers under Neil. We are going back to the days of Dennis wise. I'm ust praying he gets us promoted.coz Warnock is leaving at the end of the season.hopefully radebe next manager.

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06 Jul 2012 14:30:57
paul jewell is confident Leeds target luke chambers will sign for Ipswich next week, chambers had a medical on tuesday but asked for extra time to consider his options. Also Sheff wed have entered the race to sign coventrys richard keogh.
Portsmouth confirm varney is in talks with Leeds and hopes to seal the move this week or next week, while team mate david norris has held advanced talks with Leeds and sheff wed,

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Leeds will sign all these players over the next few days

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Chambers yes; not sure Norris and especially Varney have much to offer us -would prefer Halford from Pompey. Chapel A

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06 Jul 2012 14:03:44
heard qpr are messing kenny around so he has said he will sit on the bench for 12 month collect his wage and wont sign for anyone else cos he wants to come to leeds think qpr are just tryin to play hard ball over money myself makin him sweat that mite b why lonergan hasnt gone yet
lufc4life

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Why would they? They have signed Rob Green as 1st choice. Kenny was at Thorp Arch last Wednesday before he flew to Marbella and is back home this weekend.
Expect him at Leeds on Mon or Tues - its a done deal.

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Wish people would read what is said, the poster said Kenny would be prepared to sit on the bench for a year. So it is quite plausible QPR are being tw**s.
JB

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Yes but qpr want more money now we look to be seriously getting taken over

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JB - you need to read whats posted - Its a done deal - Kenny was at TA last week - all will be confirmed when the takeover is announced. QPR still have Cerny as well dont they? Why mess PK about - it achieves nothing and is just another wage to pay and a fee less. Hes a Leeds player - just needs announcing officially and will be early next week.

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I dont see why we would want to get rid of lonners for anyway thought he had a decent season for us last year

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Lonners was average from Christmas on - never handled the captaincy, never regained any for. yes crap defence in front of him but he let in about 70 goals for the second season running. Sell him and get some cash back.

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Don't care what anyone says, it's not been announced so it isn't a done deal.
JB

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06 Jul 2012 12:33:47
Takeover completed expect annocement over the next 7 days.

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Seven days from when..? Sooooooo bored of it all.

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Seven days and its a rolling seven days...... no start date so no finish date. Wish it would all end

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Wow gr8 news! Where did u find out about this?! you are a savior, thank you! i feel so much better! Stop posting tripe please. MOT.

NickW

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This isnt even a rumour. Everyone is expecting it to happen in the next week.

however did you know that neil warnock probably had a cup of tea today?

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Totally agree bored of it all now ... wish ppl would post what they know not stupid made up rumours

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7 days....have you got the lottery numbers?

Wait a minute, ive just read there is a take over at ER..WOW more new news! {Ed020's Note - if he posts them, am not going to give them to everyone lol}

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06 Jul 2012 11:08:22
Just asked someone i know in Leicester about Peltier, he says nailed on to Leeds, also says Leeds have enquired about taking Beckford on Loan for a season with an option to buy, however, Leicester more than happy to loan Beckford, but they refuse to pay any part of his wage.....No chance then.

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Not a fan a peilter. Always been a fan of beckford though. Still think he wants to come back. The game against leicster at ER he seemed to be Leeds through and through. You can take the player out of leeds, But you cant take the Leeds out of the player.

MOT!!

Forever Leeds

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How is beckford leeds through and through . just because he shows thanks for the support from fans while he was at leeds. alan smith is more leeds through and through than beckford will ever be

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Total and utter garbage, as usual, i thought the point was o back up your rumours with a source of where you got the rumour from, doesn't seem very credable to me.

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06 Jul 2012 09:58:43
Heard a rumour that leeds are puttin together a late bid for woodgate i for 1 would welcome him back wot does everybody else think ?

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I we need to look to the future not backwards! jason pearce is 24, two player of years at pompey and captain. we wouldnt get two full games out of woody. i respect him and like him but do we want to sign him.......not for me! LTKK

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He would be a great addition for a year or so. but i cant see us getting involved, Seems a sure bet hes of to borough

Forever Leeds

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Just don't want him at all ... far too injury prone so would spend more time in the treatment room, or on the bench on his undoubted big wage demands ... I fail to undersatnd the continuing clamour to bring back ex players, they've gone so let them stay gone and find fresh talent.

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Wouldn't want him. Too injury prone now, saw that last year with the amount of games he managed for Stoke. Time to move on!

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No Need already had a medical at Boro no chance of him coming to Leeds

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No No No....enough of the dead wood. We are shaping up to being the oldest team in the league or even leagues. Looks like our average is going to be about 31.....what a load of BS. MOT fredh

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Middlesbro his destination my friend to meet back up with his pals from the so called leedsgate trial.

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He's confirmed to go back to Middlesborough, he'd be good to have in the dressing room but I'd much rather have Pearce starting.

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How would he even pass a medical?

in his day, he was one of the best centre halves in the world, but his day has long gone. I wouldn't want injuries and under-par performances to ruin his memory.

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Don't really care who we sign as long as we get promoted this season coming. so if woodgate comes and sits on bench and just goes on to make sure we are solid then so be it im sure he could do that much for us

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06 Jul 2012 09:53:04
Arla foods have bought Leeds united 100% just had a meeting at work will be announced at 4pm today

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Arla are from Scananavian...The buyers are from the Middle East ;-)

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What would a giant Swedish Dairy company want with a West Yorkshire Tier 2 Association Football Club ?
We already know that the investment is from the Middle East.
10/10 for originality. 0/10 for feasibility.

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So what's their net worth then? So they are happy to tell their employees before anyone else... If you right, then I hope they haven't broken any confidentiality agreements... Cos Bates will have them in court as sure as butter is butter !!!

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According to a website that checks company finances arla foods have 106,000 in the bank so very much doubt it. net worth 152,000,000 doubt theyd want to spend 60million of that on a football team. sorry to burst your lying bubble. MOT

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Yes of course they have, I think you got mixed up with the fact they were thinking of sponsoring a U8 side in one of the local youth leagues

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Utter rubbish waste someone elses time swb2002 i work at lufc

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Hhmm could of done they are based in Leeds after all

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On what planet would a Danish owned Dairy company but Leeds Utd. And why would they announce it to the Stourton factory before anybody else? Its not going to sell more Yogurt !

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Arla have actually down scaled in the UK recently due to the recession.

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They want to milk the club more than Bates has done!!

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Get a life will you, this is not the first time you have put this on here is it?

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06 Jul 2012 09:20:46
Adam Clayton signs for Huddersfield! Are they now a bigger club than us. We are selling our better players and bringing in freebies

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Obviously warnock did not rate him as a player that was part of his plans. money in to buy other players or pay current wages. until this so called takeover is finalised, i cannot see us holding onto players who do not figure in warnocks plans, and players who do not want to play for lufc. personally i do not think clayts was good enough, did not do enough in midfield and was very inconsistant once he'd won his contract. we are aware that we need a ball winner and play maker in the middle of the park and clayton does not fit the bill!!

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If you actually went to the games you'd see Clayton played ok for first 5 or 6 games? The rest of season was poor. Warnock no mug he wouldn't get rid if thought Clayton be an asset to team!

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Is this Groundhog day, i'm sure this sort of thing has happened for the last few season's under Bates. Sell young players cheaply and replace with 30+ year old freebies. Do we still believe a takeover is imminant or is this all a smokescreen to take our attention away from another Bates pre-season fire sale.

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And they say this a new owner on cards cant see it myself

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Apparently Warnock thinks he can get better and therefore sells him. We might buy what we think are lesser quality players but they might blend together better. Let's face it last season our midfield was **** and this nis the main reason we never got a grip on things. I suspect Warnock has got a better football brain than most of us else we would be doing his job. TRUST! JD

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No surprise, feels like when labour lost power, they sold out everything they could, and signed crazy contracts for the incoming new government....

Is there a takeover happening? Are we Leeds fans being deluded, I trust in Lust, but I don't trust the Leeds board! We could all be very disappointed.

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They are a bigger club than us because they have Adam Clayton ? That must make Milwall a bigger club than us because they have Maik Taylor ! {Ed013's Note - Leeds didn't want Adam Clayton and therefore he was transfer listed. How that makes Huddersfield bigger I will never know!}

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We're in the middle of a takeover and he was transfer listed. The funds from that will help us bring in someone else.

I wish him all the best, but selling one of our players to another team doesn't make them bigger than us. What a load of nonsense!

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There not a bigger club than us. We still have a much larger fan base. They just dont have a theif in charge of the club. Hopefully all change soon.

The Futures bright lads!
MOT!

Forever Leeds

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The way some of you lot are going on, honestly. Warnock is a football brain, he knows he isn't upto standard and i agree. He is not a consitent performer, week in week out, he goes missing in games sometimes. So what he scored a goal on sky TV, it doesnt make him a talisman. MOT.

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Clayton was OK, but played in all the big big thrashings last season and was never good enough to take us up. Hopefully Grayson will come and take the rest of the dross he signed with him- Cant see anyone else comming in for barn door Billy.

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Personally I agree with the person who said he was good for irate lot of games then went downhill, watching him at games it seemed after how son went he looked weak.

And what's wrong with frees? There's one or two we've had that have been quality

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His performances were probably to do with what was going on behind closed doors at leeds .

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That's OK. Clayton was neither fish nor fowl -didn't have game-changing skill or pace like Howson; nor did he have the dominant, reliable holding power of a Batty. For that reason, will fall short of becoming a top player, I feel. Good lad, good pro. Of course we have to make sure we replace with better -that's what NW's paid to sort (and if he fails, he knows what the consequences are -especially if he has money to play with shortly). Chapel A

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Not a bigger club, money money money, 99% of footballers are money oriantated, obviously huddersfield happy to pay him the money we wernt,

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06 Jul 2012 08:13:39
leeds to sign tommy smith,luke varney not top signings in my eyes but we will see the only good signing is drury come on leeds sort it out we are all waiting and the transfer window is OPEN

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Wat abou pearce he youg and drury will be fighting with brown for the team zima fame theleeds09

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I agree we are signing rubbish 2nd rate players and they are past their best. I hope there is a takeover, but I do not understand why if money is coming into the club, we are taking poor quality players like Smith or players reaching the end of their careers, surely we should be buying younger hungry players, not guys looking for a last pay day!

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Jason Pearce is by far our best signing so far. He will be a rock in our defence this season and form a great partnership with young Tom Lees.

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I think Pearce was a great signing, and let's give Green a chance before we crucify him

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Where buying players who are experienced and that are proven to do a job in the championship. grayson proved with his teams that you can't get anywhere with kids. Last season and season before our average age of the team was 25 and younger and look where that got us!!

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I think what warnock is doing is bringing in a core of players he knows he can trust to do the dirty work or the graft, I too do not feel excited by these signings but content, I believe that the flair, exciting signings we are looking for will come when we have money but these players with flair and excitement are always unpredictable and so he wants trustworthy players in first! I'm as apprehensive as you all are but lets stick together and MOT!

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Agree with the last post, very concerning and very familiar...

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Rumours like this make me worry if the takeover is genuine, or has Bates pulled the wool over our eyes again. We sell young talent, we buy old timers just as in the last few years under Bates. Surely if there is going to be money we would be linked with a better class of player than these two.

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Or maybe we should wait and see how the team performs before judging what has so far been done in transfer market, there is still plenty of time to conclude deals for one or two quality signings. Get behind the lads! SussexLeeds

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Iv heard Green is quite good. box to box and has energy which is what our midfield was lacking last season. his only downfall seems to be that for a midfield player who gets himself into the box he doesnt score many

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Stop been so negative give the players a chance to show what they can do in warnock i trust and so should all of you

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Tommy smith is a class act! not so sure about varney looks good in bursts but did play very well at ER last season. lets not crucify any of them TRUST WARNOCK NO ONE IN THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL HAS MORE PROMOTIONS ,give them all a chance nuff said LTKK

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Agree with the original poster -Varney especially is a thumbs down I'm afraid! Chapel A

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05 Jul 2012 23:05:49
Bates-Out.com @BatesOut
Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa of Bahrain...
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There will not be an announcement about the takeover tomorrow...

This is one of the same guys who initially broke the takeover story on Twitter.

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Feasible, this guy has more to do with football than Sheikh Maktoum. He is part of the family that heads up the Bahrain FA. Both President and Vice President are Al Khalifas. Massive family worth Billions.

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06 Jul 2012 07:38:34
Kane Ferdinand will be the next signing, bwe've een scouting him for the last 18 months.

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Well lets look at the one stand out fact, Kane Ferdinand is 20 years old, we don't exactly look to be stocking up with young upcoming talent at the moment. More likey that a thirty something "has been" will be signed before Kane Ferdinand.

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06 Jul 2012 07:36:41
David Norris, Lee Peltier , Luke Varney will sign in the coming days...

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06 jul 2012 05:57:08
confirmed on o/s clayton has joined up with grayson at huddersfield..

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Wouldn't it be so good if SG got Huddersfield promoted ? This would just prove that he failed due to no financial backing from KB !

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I have always been a fan of sg, think he did a good job considering the money he had and the players he was forced to lose, would like to see him do well but dont hope that huddersfield get promoted, does claytons sale (lets face it not a great player but one of our better players) indicate big money coming in so we dont need him, or the sale falling through meaning we are stil pot-less, always you know what has annoyed me quite a bit, why is all of our dealing so cloak and dagger, forest are being brought by this bloke and everyone knows about it and it is all in the open, why is leeds fan still sepulating when forest fans know what is going on? typical bates i fear

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No. it would be better if we got promoted, because then we'd be in the prem

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Typical, we get rid of young blood and will probably replace him with a codger for nowt.
Has anything really changed?
Is it going to?
JB

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Well done to Huddersfield, did not see that one coming despite the rumours.
It is a bit worrying that Huddersfield could meet his wage demands and we couldn't.

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Bet huddersfield do the double over us next year

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06 Jul 2012 05:55:01
Adam clayton signs for udders 3yr deal source there official site and ours. If clayton gone and other players arriving today supposadly. I would take that as meaning transfer embargo lifted and takeover a done deal. Happy days :-)))) M.O.T Tommo.lufc.84

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I think losing clayton and getting in the likes of green is a huge step backwards. Paul green is a terrible midfielder, no bite in the tackle, passing poor. Hopefully things pick up with this takeover. BC

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Sold clayton for 500 k which will pay for
kenny

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What transfer embargo? Thought that was Brum.
JB

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Transfer Embargo ??? did Jason Pearce, Paul Green not join us recently ???

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Eazy Tiger - Don't think he actually meant transfer embargo, more the embargo placed by Bates on the use of his wallet/credit card after the initial meagre flurry of finanancial activity - he's on his way out now thank the Lord and leaving the new owners to cough upthe dough on new imports, hopefully later this/early next week

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If players come in its only because we have received money from huddersfield for Clayton. Nothing to do with take over although we hope and pray. MOT

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We dont have any embargo...what we have is we arent allowed ( by Bates and the new owner) to spend any EXTRA money on transfer fees as this will mean the 'deal' they have could be different as if you blow 1M on a player then technoicaly the club is 1M worse off so the price would go down.

However, any money coming in, ie the Clayton money can be used. Expect to see Peltier join within next 48hrs

I still think Paddy wont join till after the 'deal' has gone through as his transfer is nailed on and i heard Leeds are asking 500K for Lonegan to fund the Paddy deal.

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I agree! Because I think that the money made from Clayton is a good sign the takeover deal is done because we wouldn't sell or buy players will the takeover is happening so I believe this is a good sign!
Dan

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06 Jul 2012 05:42:47
Clayton joins Huddersfield on three year contract!
Source: Leeds and Huddersfield OS

More Signings Announced today

MOT

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06 Jul 2012 04:00:46
Woodgate "talking" to Boro. Source: Sky Sports. Wish he would talk to us. We'd have right proper cover in the centre of defence then.

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Another has been. Leeds can do better than that.
JB

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The best centre half to play for leeds in the past two decades i'd be more than happy to see him return

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Why oh why do we want crocked ex-players back. Boro will be lucky to get 15-20 games out of him next season and whilst on the subject, Alan Smith didnt exactly set the world on fire at MK D's. Only thing of note he did was have a row with Huddersfield fans after final whistle !

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The only cover he would gives us is for the physio's bench. Why would we want him!!

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We do not need players who easily get wounded like J. Woodgate!

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No Knees and no pace.....if he was that fit and good Stoke wont want to let him go, they have offered him a 1 year deal only on reduced terms.

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He WAS a good centre back - but it is difficult for him to string a few consecutive games together these days. Would we really want to pay wages for someone who has his own reserved space in the treatment room.

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...For 2% of our matches we would...

I recon he could be a qualified physio, he's spent that much of his career on the table!

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06 Jul 2012 01:44:59
Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa new LUFC owner..... FACT
Worth 2.5billion family worth more
watch this space

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If it's a fact, show us proof - Fact!

You have no idea - Fact!

We will see - Fact!

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You can't say FACT, when it's not in fact a fact, get your facts right and stop talking so much rubbish.

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If someone worth 2.5 billion is about to buy is then why are we only being linked with cheap/free mediocre players?

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06 Jul 2012 01:27:36
just been annoucned on bahrain tv
al khalifa have bought leeds for 50 million

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That's another Wiki edit with spelling mistakes. Any announcement of this kind would be made to UK and Bahraini (if that's where the owner comes from) press

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Watch much bahrian tv do you? is so where is it in the press?? um more b*****ks

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Just been announced on football rumours you're clueless. Source: see above post

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Just a lie isn't it. check gulf daily news website for bahrain updates and you'll see nothing mentioned.

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What number sky channel is Bahrain TV, oh of course it is not on there, how would you recieve Bahrain TV in the UK.
Secondly do you not think any announcement would be made simultaneously (that means at the same time) in the UK and Bahrain.
Thirdly 50 million sounds a bit steep. {Ed013's Note - The original post did not come from the UK}

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Opps Ed's coment pi$$ed on all your strawberrys lol.

Thanks Ed

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Thought al khalifa would have been more interested in watford as they play in black and yellow,black and yellow,black and yellow,black and yellow oh wrong guy sorry! LTKK

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06 Jul 2012 01:15:17
clayton going to huddersfield. not sure about the fee. at least 1m in my opinion more like pushing 2m. will be a good signing for them. very good player just not what warnock is after right now i guess. i say use the 1m+ to invest in a real quality midfielder. means we can start looking at good replacement before the cash from the investors/new owners.

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Latest rumour was 500 k which knowing us will be true .

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Half a million bargain, we shud have kept him can see hudds finishing above us this season

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That money will go straight into bates back pocket

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I can seem em starting above us, but until we have a finalised team, it's difficult to say where we'll be.

I think we maybe underestimate Warnock's ability if we think we'll look anything like what we did last season as a team. He's brought in some proven defenders to shore the defence, We've got capable players up front, and a decent goalie - even if Paddy doesn't come in.

There is still over a month to the start of the season, other players to come in and a whole pre-season to get the team up to scratch.

Oh, yeah, and a takeover with the possibilities of more money for players.

Let's not get all negative before a ball has even been kicked, just because a midfielder who was transfer listed has gone to another club. If he was as good as Howson or Johnson were, he'd have gone to a Prem team. He hasn't.

Have some faith! MOT

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According to huddersfield examiner fee is around 400k

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06 Jul 2012 00:01:14
Leeds to sign beckford for 1.5 million

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Warnock wont go for him .theres better players out there

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This rumour has been doing the rounds all summer, I hope its true but Warnock keeps things close to his chest.....

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Why oh why does this keep raising its head, where does this come from, i suspect just wishfull thinking with no actual substance.
i would however welcome it so please disclose source if one exists

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Beckford is a poor mans dj campbell, he is the one i would go for, although if we do get beckford the value of my signed shirt might be worth more

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Maybe the fee is about right but who will fund his 40K a week wage!

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Hope not! Not worth 1.5 mil and div 1 player at best! Take your guessing elsewhere.

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I don't think we will get Beckford - Warnock will go for an older slower version. DJ Campbell anyone?.
Anti football is here to stay !!.

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05 Jul 2012 23:29:22
@fawaz_alkhalifa: @JayHardHero . Sorry but I do not support LUFC nor interested in buying the club..

On twitter today

Chriso

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Must be true he's that sort of man with all his billions to be on his computer tweeted all day and night .
What a crock of s**te.Trevo

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What a remarkably convincing suffix to his tweet address....

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His tweet account at first look seems genuine 21,854 followers, but if you look the followers they seem to be made up of LUFC fans, students etc, hardly any official Gov followers or people of note. There is also a tweet in their from him replying to a T-shirt vendor, not what you would expect from a man of his supposed stature. I think this is a good but FAKE account

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05 Jul 2012 23:22:41
just heard of a freind that rob earnshaw as been offerd a deal at leeds not sure about this one but just letting you guys know??

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Absolute nonsense. This must be a Cardiff supporter, I think they're desperate to get rid.
JB

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Must be a lie....as you can't even spell Friend properly!

Roblufc84

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