Leeds Rumours Archive June 07 2012

 

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07 jun 2012 22:22:13
remember my post 21.05.12 (check out luke on this date) saying that we were in the middle of a takeover ? well harvey and lorimer resign tonight.....watch this space,takeover could be very soon.

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Looks like its getting nearer....a new chapter
in our history is about to begin....

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Just listened to Gary Cooper on radio Leeds and he said its a definate takeover the people he has spoken too.
The interested parties want nothing to do with Bates thats not to mean anything agreed yet. Trevo

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Hes not resigned its bs dont believe the hype

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Another dodgy rumour by the sounds of it...plenty saying its untrue elsewhere.

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Where did you get this from? Cant find on google anywhere.
LUFC4LIFE

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I will be shocked if harvey does resign but maybe this could be true Gj

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Sorry guys...its not true. Check out squareball twitter.

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I can't imagine lorimer resigning unless bates has pulled the plug on a good deal for leeds i would imagine that anyone who took over the club would see lorimer as an ambassador with his history at the club truth is everybody is guessing be patient mot to the promised land and beyond

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You talk rubbish man no one as steped down so a complete waste of time reading your last post idiot

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07 Jun 2012 22:12:50
BREAKING NEWS: Peter Lorimer has stepped down from the board of directors this evening

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Can't find anything to back this up anywhere.

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A mate drinks in the comertial lash(lorrimer) is a regular there he was@elland road late yesterday but i was a meeting when asked if the rumour was correct he said utter bo11ox

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IT says so on wikipedia

Go to wikipedia to peter lorimer {Ed037's Note - And Wikipedia is a fantastic source isn't it? Are you sure that you haven't just edited it?}

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07 Jun 2012 20:25:58
freddie ljunberg looks set to sighn a pay as you play. watch this space

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That would be signing of the decade but i have to ask myself with things being so quiet at the moment im not gonna pay attention to any transfer saga just due to the fact we have no idea whats happenin at the club in term of takeover or investment so i very much doubt there is any transfer talk till at least we know we stand with bates that is just fact not rumour no doubt the signings will come just think its a bit early to speculate that is all!
loving the rumour though take him any day get thierry henry while were at it lol! happy days! irish leeds fan! :)

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If he is anything like the other swede we had leave him in which ever retirement home he is. That said cant be as unfit and fat as Brolin

gaz

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Oh God, no thanks! What is it with the obsession with golden oldies?! Have people still not got the point that NW is after a younger, hungrier mould of player than those we've brought here in the past? Paul Dickov anyone?! These players are usually on stupid wages too (Smithy anyone?). And the clincher: Forsell was in the same league as FL at his best, and look how well he did for us! (Younger than FL as well) Forget it now! Chapel A

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07 Jun 2012 20:07:01
Heard from an undisclosed source here in Wahington D.C. that Dan Snyder, owner of the Washngton Redskins is not heading the American consortium looking to take over Leeds. He has been busy in negotiations/deal to move the Redskins summer training camp to Richmond, Virginia.

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I think they were talking about moving Leeds summer training to Richmond, North Yorkshire. Get it right.
JB

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My source in the USA has told me that Bill Gates is not looking to take over LUFC. He is busy doing some sort of deal involving computers. FACT.

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You sur its not Dee Snyder from twisted sister??

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07 Jun 2012 18:46:07
This is 100 % fact not rumour the club is being sold for £40 million pounds the paperwork in relation to the money side is in the process of being put together at the club bankers Santander.I cannot reveal anymore detail as it could cause obvious problems for the source but be assured it is happening just a matter of everything being finalised over the next few days.

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OK - What makes this 100% fact - are you Ken Bates ??

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The thing there is it could be true i too knows someone who works there and told me the same thing

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This is the news us real LEEDS fans need to here .Super LEEDS !! MOT Steve

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Good idea to put it in the spanish bank santander when all the public in spain is drawing there money out due to the country going bust.. sounds really like a ken bates transaction............ wasted your time bull S***ing........

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Santander UK not linked to Spain re the money. UK money ring fenced and not at risk from anything in Spain!! Fact!

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100% fact ?

Obviously starting your post that way MUST make it a true rumour surely ?

IMHO - yet another absolutely made up, I know this, my mate, I heard, I saw addition to the absolute s**te that some folk waste their time dreaming up to pass the time until we find out EXACTLY what is happening in the real world.

Something is surely happening behind the bates curtain and I for One am as giddy as a little boy ( I am 41) at the prospect of smurf out and funds to get us back where we belong but we can only cross fingers, catch leprechauns , throw salt etc.

Paul - Isle of Man white

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It would be interesting to know just how many 100% fact posts have been 100% false. It does not help the fans to hear this sort of dross without a creditable source. PW

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It is true that Santander UK is a different company from Santander Spain, and therefore more secure.

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In relation to my earlier post at 18:46 I am a lifelong Leeds fan as well and like everybody have been scouring the websites since the takeover rumours started, therefore I would not waste the fans time or insult them by posting anything that I did not believe was accurate and disappointed that some so called fan described it as bulls**t. If I was not sure of my facts I would not have posted it, the paperwork has been seen and other specific details are known over the deal, but as I said revealing more would be not be appropriate or fair to the individual.You will just have to see what happens but things are looking very positive at this stage.

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It's true (Santander UK) is safer bet than Spanish Santander; but if Leeds allegedly bank with Santander, wouldn't the Leeds United credit card be with them too, and not with Sygma Bank Uk?

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Leeds United FC Ltd and Leeds City Holdings Ltd bankers are the Bank of Ireland and not Santander...

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A fact leeds united will not be taken over by anyone as kb keeps putting the price up sorce leeds united addmin staff

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Sygma do accesserory cards for quite a lot of companies including fulham and everton football clubs. Not saying I belive op but ... we live in hope . MOT. Lemc

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Think what the fella is saying is the company taking over Leeds , their funds are In. Santander . Just 2 clear it up this fella has seen or knows someone who has seen the paperwork for the takeover in a British bank ( as. Kb said he was using as a filter for prospective buyers ) and it all looks good at 40million I think if they could supply another 5 milliom for players wages over the next year 100k a week promotion is on the way 13 lucky for us

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I`ll wait a few days and hope that the post is true

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07 Jun 2012 18:34:46
is it true that if arabs takeover us
we will be changing are colours to
green and white john fitz leeds 15

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Where did you get that from?? You are just making that up because of what has happened to Cardiff.

Sussex White MOT!

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Yes and everyone will be given a prayer mat and a compass so you can find east...surley it will be changed to the colours of the star spangled banner...happy days soon MOT

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Re: star spangled banner colours. Fine by me, just change the red to yellow and im in agreement wiv ya.

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Dont give a s**t if we have to wear the star of david as long as we get money to spend! lol

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If it generates more money for the club then that's fine by me

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I'm sorry but our club heritage means more than investment money, thank god this won't happen because I for one would not roll over to the thought of that and I really hope I'm not alone

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Club heritage - like changing our colours to white to match real madrid?

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07 Jun 2012 18:13:34
leeds looking to sign american winger and former usa manager bob bradleys son just heard a romour think he was at villa

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Michael Bradley is quite a star and a central midfielder would cost around 8 million not sure it would happen if it's him
Crossgates bull

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Come on, name me a Yank (of the several we've tried) who's remotely settled here. OK, an aged Eddie Lewis managed a slow-paced season, but look at Gradel, Rogers (and Nunez and Somma, who grew up there). Wrong place for them, it would seem, for whatever reason (weather?!). We need to be looking at up-and-coming Championship and League One talent -of which there is plenty. Chapel A

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Gradel is not by any means a Yank. He's from the Ivory Coast. That's in Africa. He then migrated to France and grew up in Paris, before signing to Leicester as a trainee.

Unless of course you and I have completely different definitions of 'Yank'.

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07 Jun 2012 18:05:29
new Tweet from Paddy Kenny

Patrick kenny‏@p20ddy

So excited to get my future sorted a new chapter for me and my family #thingshappenforareason

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He didn't tweet that but tweeted this in reply to skysport story "there's your answer everyone now let's see what happens!!!!"
He is now in Turkey and since Warnock had been in the Carribean, if this happens it won't be for a couple of weeks

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07 Jun 2012 17:35:50
Aidy White: Out of contract at Elland Road
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Sky Sports understands Leeds defender Aidy White is a target for a number of foreign clubs.

White is out of contract at Leeds and is expected to leave Elland Road this summer after failing to agree a new deal.

A number of Premier League sides have been linked with a move for White, while Scottish champions Celtic have also been credited with holding an interest in the 20-year-old.

As White is under the age of 24, Leeds would be entitled to a compensation fee if were he to leave Elland Road for a rival English team, but if he was to move abroad the compensation fee would be circa 400,000 euros

The news has alerted several sides from overseas who have now joined the chase for versatile performer White, who caught the eye in the Republic of Ireland's recent Euro 2013 qualifier against Italy.

French side Lille, who signed Joe Cole on a productive loan spell from Liverpool last season, are thought to be keeping tabs on White's situation, while German outfit Werder Bremen are also thought to be admirers of the player.

Looks like whites defo leavin {Ed037's Note - I don't know why the likes of Lille and PL sides are looking at him tbh, he's all pace and no end product. I won't be sad to see him go if we can get decent compensation; there's much better LBs available!}

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He has potential, that's it. the Lille link is unbelievable.

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Ed. totally agree. A young player can only show promose for so long before he needs to deliver. More often than not when White got the ball last season he just looked clueless.

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I agree with ed don't rate aidy White only sad cause we won't get money for him he's too weak for a left back easily shrugged off the ball and he can't cross a ball for left mid only thing he's got is pace, though I can't wait to see robbie rogers next season he'll be 10 times better than aidy White :)

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Look at lennon though he couldnt do anything at leeds and now one of the best wingers in the prem, milner had a touch like an elephant and a poor delivery when at leeds too, giving up on players just because they are leaving, believe me aidy wants to stay but leeds wont offer reasonable contracts {Ed013's Note - I have to disagree with you on the Lennon comment, I don't think he is one of the best wingers in the Premier League}

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You’ve not got a clue you don’t rate him your obviously a bit retarded and don’t recognise talent just 20 years old played 96 games between Leeds and Oldham
6 under 21 international caps you’ve got to be thick or joking not sure which.

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Maybe saying one of the best was a bit far but he is quality and his end product has improved massively in my eyes he could take place on the right of most prem clubs

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I think that Lennon is one of the stronger wingers in the Premier League, but he was better at this age than White is, and I can't see White getting as good as him.

Also, the number of times he's played is irrelevant. Prutton had 25 England U21 caps and he only ever made it as a Championship and League 1 player (he had a spell in the PL, but he's not of that standard). He ended up with no senior caps. Why should we believe that because White has 6 U21 caps, he's got loads of talent and will be a future star?

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Not sure you'll be proved right in the long run on this one Ed (sorry!). Is only 20, has only had one full season in Championship (held back by the conservative Grayson). Pace hurts, so is a great starting point. Capable and bright enough to develop a wider range of skills. Are there really better LBs available -to us, on our budget, in this league? Really? White's career will mostly be in Prem (Arsenal, remember, have been tracking for a long time). If we get investment, will stay -which I think will be proved to be a very good thing . Chapel A

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07 Jun 2012 17:24:16
Was down at the Commercial this afternoon, there was no sign of Lorimer. Asked behind the bar if he was about but they said he has been down at Elland Road all day at a meeting. Someone said Lorimer is stepping down as director which may suggest a takeover is imminent

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07 Jun 2012 16:57:04
Ben parker and paynter off to sheff utd

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Parker believable, doubt they'd be able to afford barn-door's wages though. Think that was the problem when they tried to sign him in Jan.

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All the best Ben! Wouldn't pay Paynter in washers!

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07 Jun 2012 15:49:21
Over the past few weeks ive asked around to my mates, family members, work ect. Who are Leeds fans, I asked them who they think we would sign or have they heard anything, most said Paddy Kenny which looks to become true, some said another portsmouth player as a joke and Jerome Thomas kept popping up, I know this was a rumour a while ago but could he be one of warnocks targets? It would be understandable, quick, premier league experience and even FREE! feel free to comment if you know anything...
ConnorMOT!

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07 Jun 2012 15:25:59
Just tweeted by phil hay... Hopefully get some clarity soon eh...
Re investment at #lufc: I've asked the club for an update on progress with talks. Very quiet this past week. Will tweet any response.
Magnum MOT

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Who would click this as unbelievable, he did actually say this!! you must be the morons that bates was on about!!

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07 Jun 2012 15:13:20
Dear All

I have it on good authority that if/when the takeover/investment is complete, signed, sealed & delivered that it will be splashed all over the local, national & international news as well as the LUFC website!
This is due to happen hopefully very shortly!
Until then quit the Bull !
KTJ - Kent

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Some sense at last, agree and well said....

(plenty won't take it in though)

Paul - Isle of Man white

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Of course it will be announced in the media when or if its completed, they wont keep it a secret will they? Thanks for letting us all in on the blindingly obvious.

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I think Investment/Takeover of Leeds United may be of National even International interest so I would expect to hear/read about it, but on what basis are you making the above comment (A reliable source or pure speculation on your part)

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What the OP is saying is stop posting nonsense about the investment/takeover as nobody really KNOWS anything but once it is done EVERYONE will know.

Thumbs up to the OP.

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It was written a bit 'tongue in cheek' stating once there is any news everyone will know. Yes its annoying we are hearing nothing but it will all come out when the time is right. I am just sick of seeing bull about an announcement on Tuesday/Next Week/Xmas! its boring and repetitive!
Other posters, thanks for your support, at least some understood the irony!
KTJ
Kent

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07 Jun 2012 14:35:47
Clinton Morrisson- free agent from Sheffield Wednesday looks to be signing on a 2 year contract

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No source or poster name ?


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Yet another player plucked from fresh air, maybe there is a 19 year old midfield genius player somewhere in north western mongolia that we've not been linked with?

I'll try google to get some info for us...

Paul - Isle of Man white

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I dont think we will see any new signings before July.......And deffo not before we sell players.

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If this was true... IF.... why would we want a player who is not good enough for Sheffield Wednesday?? They have released him on a free transfer. We are building a team hopeful of getting promoted not preparing for a return to League 1.

Sankey. I

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Good spots all of you. I rather watch Euro 2012 for the next couple of weeks. Maybe Colin will find a new fresh player. Greeks for sale Salpingidis PAOK players from OWls.... no comment.

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07 Jun 2012 13:56:36
Have it on good authority that a takeover deal is close to being finalised. The process was delayed due to the court case involving Ken Bates; papers could not be signed whilst Bates was awaiting a legal outcome, this has now been settled. Bates will meet with representatives on Friday and talks will take place over the weekend with an announcement expected on Monday morning at 12:30

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You just put the court case to you theory to make up a good sounding rumour, can't believe you have it on good authority, will just have to wait and see Monday if you are correct.

Sussex White! MOT!

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I agree Sussex White - this is exactly what I'm talking about with my post on the banter page. No one other than the board and the investors/buyers know what will happen and when.

Sankey.I

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To the original poster: You are aware that 12:30 is the afternoon and not morning aren't you???

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"Have it on good authority" ? lol

How many posts have started that way ED ?

(Note to self: nobody knows fk all about whats going on and wont until its announced)

Paul - Isle of Man white {Ed013's Note - Lost count!}

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And what about the upcoming court case against West Yorkshire Police.....Messes up your theory.

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I thought bates was on his death bed?? he better make a speedy recovery then or unless they are going to visit him to sign? which i would of thought is out of the question...we all know bates wants to sell up at the right price & is very ill at the mo.... the plot thickens!!!

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You can this is made up when they an announcement will happen on Monday MORNING at 12.30PM

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This could be a suprise tactic from Papa Smurf to let us down gently in the early hours, by revealing he has decided to press charges against himself for gross incompetence and that the fans will pay court fees by increasing ticket prices to 300 for a category C.

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I have it on good authority that PM now means morning lol.

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Not that I want to sound pedantic or anything but technically 1230 is Monday afternoon not morning - unless they are announcing it just after midnight which I sincerely doubt.
PeteMOT

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07 Jun 2012 13:46:37
I've heard that leeds united are after jack lester. Not sure if he's wot we need at the month but hey ho. I'm no football manager. Lacy leeds

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What a load of bull s..t why bother us with this

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Yeah right, he's only 36, maybe we should give Wee Gordon a call as well!

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07 Jun 2012 13:29:15
West yorkshire police next up then in court>>>Another joke cheers Bates!! Kea

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The mans a complete ares hole a disgrace to lufc and england sooner he go/s the better for leeds

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Another loss in court for bates more money to come out of lufc pot,he is a complete disgrace just go

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07 Jun 2012 12:37:32
Leeds leading the race to sign paddy kenny from qpr with a fee around £300,000. Solid keeper at championship level and better than lonners imo.
Marching on together!
Marc

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Where are they getting that cash if they could not afford ward?

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Who said we couldnt afford Ward ?

That was yet another rumour !!

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For Ward, pompy required 400k upfront, plus its not clear if the funds were available or not, he might not have been worth that.

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Ward was massivly ovverrated as we are in desperate need for players and at the time he was the onl right back on our radar

LJHS

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If you read Ipswich boards they thought they were getting Ward last January, then again this summer, then we were linked, then he went to Palace. Think it was more to do with him not choosing Leeds or Ipswich who I reckon had both agreed terms with him. He chose Palace for personal reasons, I dont think it was because the money wasnt in place at Leeds.

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See another missleading story how can we be leading the chase warnock still in carabean paddy kenney is in turkey no ones taled so how can we be leading the chase??????

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Its unlikely but not impossible, you could still communicate via txt, phone, email, FB or even write a post on a rumours forum.

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People keep going on about Ward as if he is a world beater ! the fact is he has a young family, and his wife did not want to move North !! whether we had the money or not we will never know as per Normal at Elland Road.

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Would be a great signing. if they get him it will be a few weeks yet as he's tweeted that he's gone to turkey this morning.

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Won:t be able to afford him all money going for bates legal battles in court.

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07 Jun 2012 12:33:50
Leeds rumours:

Leeds are competing with Charlton and Middlesbrough for the signing of Francois Zoko from Carlisle on a free transfer. The striker turned down a new contract at the league one club yesterday (according to Wikipedia he has already signed for Charlton though there is no official confirmation).

Clint Hill has signed a one year contract with QPR so won't be joining the whites. Source: Various.

QPR are 'open to offers' for goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, with Leeds favourite to sign the goalkeeper for £300,000. Source: Skysports.

Leeds United have entered the race for Joe Mattock, who has been released by West Brom. Leicester and Brighton, where he spent time on loan last season, are also linked with a move for the left back.

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Thats all they are rumours warnock in carabean

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07 Jun 2012 12:32:49
Look before start, i know this is nothing knew, but as it's on SSN, I felt it had a bit more credence....

With Kenny in the final year of his contract, Hughes is thought to be willing to sell the 34-year-old for a knockdown fee in the region of £300,000.

Leeds are thought to be leading the race for Kenny with Whites boss Neil Warnock keen on being reunited with the custodian for a fourth time having worked with him at Bury, Sheffield United and QPR.

Several other sides are also monitoring Kenny's situation at Loftus Road knowing the keeper could be a bargain signing this summer.

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07 Jun 2012 12:14:09
{Ed013's Note - Ladies and Gents, boys and girls, I have a lot of posts coming in saying why isn't my posts getting on etc. Well if it meets our criteria then please check the other pages like the Questions page, Wish list and Dodgy page as some get posted on there. Also to the person that keeps hassling me about the Bryan Robson comment, it is common knowledge with reference to his problems and has clearly hit a nerve with yourself! Have a great day fellow Leeds supporters}

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I`d rather keep our Ken than have that old Sot running our club .
.ALF.

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07 Jun 2012 11:22:27
Bates as been found guilty of harassment and ordered to pay Levi £10,000 in compo.
How many more times is he going to be guilty before he resigns surely even as owner he's brought the club in to disrepute.
If that had been a player he would have been sacked.Bates out now.Trevo

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Bates opens his mouth wider than his wallet.
He continues to highlight how unfit he is to run the club.

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On another note. What about the fit and proper persons test? surely harassing people and causing deformation of character must make him not fit to be seen as a football club owner. How can the football league want people like him been associated with them - could be the reason for the takeover? - maybe they have told him he doesn't meet the criteria no longer

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I cant believe bates!! That is a months wages for the sort of player he wants tk bring to our great club JOKE bates out bates out bates out bates out bates out bates out bates out

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Surely this wouldn't come out of the clubs capital reserve?

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That's our whole summer transfer budget gone then!! MOT

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I agree the guys a liability but when are people going to get it into their skulls that he can't just 'resign'. He is the OWNER of the club. For him to be no longer connected with the club requires him to be bought out...so fingers crossed that he doesn't piss the potential buyers off!

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Bates hasn't been found guilty, he's not on trial. Nor has he caused anyone to become deformed (deformation of character).

He has been successfully sued by Melvyn Levi for harassment, and has effectively DEFAMED the character of the complainant.

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He can resign being the chairman and nominate someone else to be chairman.For gods sake Bates sell up or disappear out of the limelight.Trevo

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"Nor has he caused anyone to become deformed (deformation of character)."

LMFAO, think i weed a bit, lol

Paul - Isle of Man white

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Interestingly the judge has found him guilty of harassment & imposed a 2 year injunction on Bates making comments about Levis private life BUT Bares can continue to make comments about the reported 190,000 that Levi and his cohort still owe Leeds United as per the ongoing court case. Whilst the actions of Bates cannot be condoned, there are two sides to this story and it is time that Levi and his business partner paid the money a court ordered them to pay.

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It not the fine its the costs which will be high

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"Nor has he caused anyone to become deformed (deformation of character)."

How can we be sure? LOL.

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Bates actually did cause defamation of character (in the form of liable) to Levi in a match day programme calling him a "shyster" and many other things which could damage the reputation of Levi. He has taken him to court on a few occasions since bates has continued to pester him (harrasment). The claimant (or plantiff), Levi, has successfully sued Bates for damages to his reputation.
I don't know the rules for the fit and proper person test, but I can't imagine that the matter flatters Bates when he is compared to the test.

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Surely this will not impact on Leeds' finances at all. The fine is for Bates, so Bates pays for it and not Leeds. It will not therefore affect Leeds' cash flow at all. Too many people seem to think that Leeds is funded by Bates. Bates puts hardly any money in. Everything is paid for by the club itself. If we can't afford something, that's not because of Bates refusing to pay for it, it's just because the club's own cash flow can't finance it.

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I would ask all Leeds United supporters to read exerpts of the judgement against Bates today, which are readily available online. The man is a disgrace to our football club. I hate the fact that our team's name is associated with that deranged old man's malevolence. Compare, if it doesn't break your heart, Norwich City, who have a chairperson in Delia Smith who's a genuine fan of football and of Norwich, a decent woman who had led her club into the Premier League, by the way, while we still flounder in the Championship. I long for the day when we get back to the top, but I would rather be in League 1, with a decent chairman, than have Bates associated with the club. I know he can't resign because, as he was finally forced to admit, he owns it. Let's all pray he sells and is gone forever back to Monaco! We're not thugs at Leeds United, and we don't want a thug as our chairman.

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07 Jun 2012 10:54:44
Killa wants to stay at Sunderland (YEP). Not sure about this... Is he all that? Would he make big impact/dufference at ER?

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Not sure about Killa. Le eft us as a very promising youngster, but doesn't seem to have really settled anywhere. Has he developed as expected? Not sure. We have Pearce now in the young, very promising mould, and would have thought we need some real height / bulk alongside him -e.g. Bamba, Hall (plus the versatile Halford would be a superb addition to the back line). Chapel A

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Another piece of gutter jounalism warnock is being linked to all playere he has managed kenney, hill, hall,derry,and killgallan with no substantial evidence we was looking into putting in an offer for any of em so with killgallon warnock went to see sunderland play he may have been looking at another player

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07 Jun 2012 10:22:48
Looks like warnock has missed out on kilgallon... an article in the yorkshire post says his agent is happy at sunderland and wants to remain there... although its not a cert oneill will want him... it looks like we wont be gettin him bak... big shane would have liked to see killa bak... MOT....leedsutdfan

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Thats the point with pointless journalism there in no evidence that leeds was interested in signing killgallon nore clint hill or fitze hall or or paddy kenney its all to do withn journalism having nothing better to do seing as warnock has been in the carabean for 2 weeks how can he miss out on playeres we not interested in

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Totally agree with the first post, soo much negativity from some of the folk that post on here
MOT

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Well if his Agent is happy at Sunderland we'll have Kilgallon. (Read it!) JD.

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07 Jun 2012 10:13:10
kilgallon is not joining leeds as his agent stays he happy at sunderland! source: yorkshire post this morning

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Good he is another poor defender...short memories.....

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07 Jun 2012 09:52:53
Personally I don't think Snoddy will go. He's been linked with Norwich god knows how many times & West Ham & now Villa.

I honestly think that if Snoddy went to Villa, it would be money down the toilet, they need someone to replace Ashley Young really, not an above average Championship player (at times).

As for this takeover, as its Leeds, it probably won't happen, but the club have kept quiet and that's what makes me think. A lot. MOT!

WARnock's Whites

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I agree with u warnocks whites.... its always hard to remain optimistic wen it comes to papa smurf but ill keep everyrhing crossed that he does the best for the club n fans. as for snodgrass he could play in the premiership but his inconsistancy is a worry... but at championship level next season playing attackin midfield instead of wing will frighten most centre halves... i feel yhis is his best position becos of his lack of pace... Mot...leedsutdfan

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Come on, Snoddy's better than "above average Championship!" More than good enough for the Villa -they're looking to improve on bottom 5 right now! Snoddy is good enough for top 8 Prem -tailor-made for Everton, for example, and would prob be great at Newcastle. Beckham had not a jot of pace remember! However, whether he stays here for 6/12 more months all depends on the 'investment' talks IMO -if NW gets 6m to spend, I think W is capable of spending it well -and Snoddy, as captain, would I think stay and see where we are at Xmas. Chapel A

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Suspect he will go to villa now for something around 3M

must admitt, if he gets offered premiership football he will go, no matter how bad he will feel. Times change all player power now

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With a good midfield snodgrass would be one of the best in the championship

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If the takeover is taking this long, then surely talks are at least ongoing, which has got to be positive? Otherwise we would have heard that everything had broken down by now?

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07 Jun 2012 09:31:37
Clint hill not coming signed 4 qpr again

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Lets be fair there is no proof that leeeds was ever in touch with hill it was a rumour because he was coming upto the end of his contract and and because he had played for warnock @palace and qpr he was linked to leeds with the press same with kenny he is linked only because he played for warnock @sheff and qpr

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07 Jun 2012 01:55:28
Just to clear a few things up Leeds United still in talks with investors. From what I am hearing the main sticking point is the price Bates thinks the club is worth. Hopefully some sort of deal to be sorted by no later than next week so we can try to get a competitive promotion chasing team. MOT

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Say's who?
Who are you? Are you an authority?
Where are you hearing it from?
JB

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Someone else who claims to know whats going on the buying a football club is almost like buying a house you see an house a house you look around ypu make an offer offer gets accepted so the offer has been accepted imho the sticking point is this court case

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How do you know this?

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This sounds more like it..Things will get sorted but i would love to know how you got this info...?. SUPER LEEDS >>MOT FOREVER ..Steve

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The main point is levi is suing bates leeds united and yorkshire radio any new owners wouldnt want to be saddled with a a ruling against leeds and yorkshire radio with comments made by bates let bates bay his own court costonce its been paid the investment will take place i just hope bates and his lawyers wont challenge the ruling

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From what I am hearing the main sticking point is the price

i dont buy this, Bates as always said that he needs to see the money 1st - so im pretty sure they would have know the price from the outset,

i have heard some many rumours, that somebody has to right soon!

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Poster 6 thats bull the price was agreed long time ago the stalling point is the levi bates court cost no invester will want to be stuck with bates court cost and potention fines as lef=vi is suing bates ,leeds and yorkshire radio when the courxase is over everything will go ahead

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Origional posterif the fee not been agreed it will be at least 3 weeks b4 any takeover is complete there will be stringent checks by the fa and also their is due dilligence

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07 Jun 2012 00:17:56
I guess it KB does not get the investors to commit to the club we will have no more players in or out and we will have to do with what we have unless we have a big cash sale like Snoddy....
I am sure KB will have that plan as a backup anyway!

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The thing is bates will only release half of the money we receive from these players that we sell in the summer saving the other half for January incase we dont need to spend it. i keep hearing ppl saying snoddy will go for 3 mil at the most ,if thats the case we might aswell keep him until jan if we get 5 mil + then i would take it straight away.even with 2.5 mil + snoddys wages we could bring some decent championship players in and still have the same to spend if needed when jan comes

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The thing is bates will only release half of the money we receive from these players that we sell in the summer saving the other half for January incase we dont need to spend it. i keep hearing ppl saying snoddy will go for 3 mil at the most ,if thats the case we might aswell keep him until jan if we get 5 mil + then i would take it straight away.even with 2.5 mil + snoddys wages we could bring some decent championship players in and still have the same to spend if needed when jan comes

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Why would Bates release any money though if there is a potential takeover or investment? I don't read too much into not getting Joel Ward due to lack of funds - to be honest i completely see the reasoning from Bates - if he's going to sell up then why would he shell out 400k when someone else can do it instead. I'm not panicking yet, theres still plenty of time and i'm sure we'll still be speaking to players with the mindset that the deal will be completed if/when the takeover is complete

al1977

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