Leeds Rumours Archive May 07 2012

 

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07 May 2012 21:10:29
Matt mills will not join leeds, come on guys he is good but his cost and wages will be too much for bates

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I think its all relative in that sense. I think that if we sign a Matt Mills at the top end of our wage budget, it will mean an opportunity cost on signing another player on those type of wages i.e. Beckford

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He may have to lower his wage if he wants to play football so we may be able to get him signed. i don't see him as the type of player to just want to watch football

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Na i reckon leeds can sign him, i mean who wouldnt want to play for a mars bar every week, and if he scores a bag of peanuts?

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07 May 2012 20:41:00
George Boyd- Quick, good dribbling skills, can find te net on the occasion, a team player but has been inconsistent this season, if he is to help Leeds push for promotion he needs be perform at his best week in week out. Hopefully this rumours has some truth so it'll stop all the Diouf rumours.

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George Boyd -Quick? Dont think so mate, if anything I would say slow which is why im not believing the rumours unless he happens to be snoddys replacement and snoddy is on his way.

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Almost certain to be Snoddy's replacement. half a mil for Boyd, 5 mil for Snoddy. like for like plus a "war chest" for Neil.

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What happened to the war chest from last season kasper,jonny and max all sold for a combined fee of about 5mill with pugh and lonners coming in for a combined fee of about 800k plus 500k for pearce so thats 1.3mill so we should have 3.5 to 4mill left so lets spend that instead and keep snoddy and clayton. Here's an idea lets try and swap painter for calderon and that would be a right back sorted and no money spent!

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He might not be quick, but every time i have seen him play i have been very impressed. Would be a great addition to the team, versatile and not too expensive also.

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Peterborough rate him highly and wouldn't accept anything lower than about 1.5 million. we need pace on the wings so probably not the best option though

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Good L1 player average champo player, if he was that good he would be at Norwich alrealdy lol the only players im interested in from boro are McCann and Taylor although taylor will prob end up at a prem club and McCann is getting on abit.

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I'm not a big fan of him, but I wouldn't be disappointed if he came. I'd rather have Ambrose or Whittingham though.

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07 May 2012 20:07:07
Luke chambers out of contract this summer wud be great signing for us!

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07 May 2012 20:02:12
What if the rumoured deal for Beckford & Mills is pretty much a straight swap for McCormack & Clayton. Would seem a fair deal to me.
I know McCormack's our top scorer but so was Beckford.
IMO Warnock's not that keen on the wee Scott.
What's your opinoin? Personally I would swap.

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McCormack's scored more goals than Beckford and does more for the team.

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I would swap, Becchio hasn't been the player he used to be since Beckford left

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I can't remember the last time I saw a transfer which was a straight double swap deal!!

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McCormack i wudnt swap for anyone hes one of the best players ive seen in the championship if he got quicker he wud be sheer dynamite

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Really becchio was not good in the first season in championship ?
i suppose 20 goals in a season his pretty crap .loser ,wake up .
becchio as only had a bad season because he was injured and has taken time to get over it. his confidence in his hamstring was knocked ,he will be awsome next season and probably get 20- 30 goals . as for swap mccormack i would rather swap snoddy . everything mccormack tried worked this season and he will be the player to get us promoted next season. too many idiots on here.

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Mccormack can play in different positions so why would you want to let him go.

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Double swap when was last time you seen one of those? last time i seen one was when i was playing football manager when i was Barcelona manager

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Beckford scored more goals in League One ! Look at the stats this season and who had notched more times in the Championship.

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Becchio does a good job of holding the ball up,and with the right service will score 20per season.Warnock will go with pace up front with him.Ross to go or possibly place on bench

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I think you'll find warnock IS keen on mccormack. and to the second post - beckford scored shedloads...... this not doing enough for the team stuff is rubbish if you're scoring 30 a season (see Mr A Clarke for further example)

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McCormack getting quicker..... thats not possible for hardly any player... its the only think you cannot coach... pace and we need some. Whilst i cannot stand Beckfords attitude he does have pace and thats what caused defenders the problems. Mills and Beckford for Clayton and McCormack would be brilliant for us BUT due to wages i cannot see this happenening

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To me mccormack has been our light at the end of the tunnel this season and we need a man like him, he's the one wholl create that little bit of magic you need when things do not go your way, i say swap clayton as his departure in inevitable

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If Warnock doesn't like McCormack why has been offered a new contract?

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Beckford is 1 year into a 4 year deal and leicester paid 2.5 million for him. his wages are rumoured to be 20k a week. he wont be coming back. also hes not a prolific enough goal scorer.

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Where do u get maccs scored more goals than beckford. how long you been sopporting lufc. mot4life

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NW would never sign a player as lazy as Beckford. He was willing to sell Taraabt this season and he was QPR's best player when they got promoted.

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McCormack is best player we got hes like a poor wayne rooney. i personally would not be that bothered if snoody left aslong as we got the money to spend he lacks pace

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07 May 2012 19:53:46
Halford,Norris+Varney ment to be signing by the end off the week

if clayton does go i think warnock should place a cheeky swap bid for bamba mills and beckford for clayts and 1 mill.

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Claytons poooo mate compared to all three of them i wouldnt accept clayton and 1 mil for beckford, never mind other 2.

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Dont think we would be able to cope with Beckford/Bamba and Mills wage. Not that i believe that is the only thing wrong with that suggestion lol

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Don't think bamba is good enough for the mighty whites...mills is a good shout though...dont think beckford will come back solely because bates has rejected him twice this year

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07 May 2012 19:53:20
Crystal Palace have acceped an offer from Leeds United for Midfielder Owen Garvan.

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07 May 2012 19:30:05
Jason koumas free agent! Worth a stap as a squad player training with sheff wednesday atm

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07 May 2012 15:42:41
Seyi Olofinjana to sit in front of the back 4 anyone?

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Would love to see him I posted similar a few weeks ago

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Been saying same thing for ages...

Not been playing for Hull either.
Bet he is on a decent

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He would be a good addition but NW seems to like Brown a lot

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07 May 2012 15:41:45
Our current squad, assuming we sell all our listed players, is weak. Let's have a look and see what we actually need.

GK: Lonergan, Cairns (if we're struggling get a loanee) NONE NEEDED
RB: None (Lees as RB back up)
1 NEEDED
CB: Pearce, Kisnorbo, Lees, Bromby (injured)
1 NEEDED
LB: Charlie Taylor
1 NEEDED, AIDY WHITE AND PUGH AS BACKUP FOR HIM
RM: Snodgrass, Rogers
NONE NEEDED, SECURE SNODDY'S DEAL
CM: Thompson, Brown, Pugh
2 NEEDED, ONE TO PLAY HOWSON ROLE, ONE TO PLAY CLAYTON ROLE
LM: White (Backup Pugh)
1 NEEDED
ST: Becchio, McCormack, Somma
1 NEEDED

SEVEN PLAYERS NEEDED FROM NOW:

Come on Warnock, get us the right players and we're going up!

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Also a playmaker to help us keep the ball becasue we do lose it a lot.

And i think we need 1 more defender =P

are att is good but we let in fat to many goles.

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Where is pearce in that squad? we just signed him!


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Charlie Taylor is not ready for the first team, hes to small and is not strong enough (yet).

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Tommo you need to go to specsavers,pearce in his list

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Ha lol yeh he is haha!

id just woken up im on nights!

soz to original poster!


tommo MOT

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Need a GK to put pressure on Lons. Need a RB, a LB and a CB plus likely a utility guy who can cover both fullback positions. Need 2 if not 3 CMs with 1 being a defensive stalwart, 1 being attack minded and 1 being a good all rounder, need a LM, if not 2 and need another Stk with pace. All in all I think we need 10 more players minimum. Seriously!

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We dont need a gk i think Lonergan is good and are def was poor

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NW has already stated that Taylor is going to be loaned out next season for 1st team experience

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07 May 2012 15:20:49
I think Leeds should try and sign Joe mattock he is a brilliant defender and can play in the problem left back position

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No, he's not a brilliant defender. He's absolutely terrible. He's a thug as well, has it been forgotten that he punched 3 people on Church Gate in Leicester City Centre?

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We need a RB =P but i have seen him play and he is good.

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Hi, good call, Mattock is a good player as you say, and fits the bill nicely, talented, quick, keen and ambitious, he just needs to be settled in a team that will give him regular games, and boy, does he know how to tackle.

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Hitting 3 people just means he`s good with his hands as well as his feet .thats just what we need,a good allrounder.

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Hi, so he assaulted three people you say, my goodness, I take it all back. That must make him the only footballer to have ever to have done such a thing. And so that makes him a terrible player.
Heaven forbid that a Leeds player ever commit such a crime.
There is no way Leeds would play ever think of playing someone with a criminal conviction.

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To the original poster - Are you too young to remember the "Leeds United on trial" episode back 2000?

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Mattock + warnock + doif = nobody wanting to play at elland road = championship

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07 May 2012 15:07:46
whether Clayton stays or goes i think we need a couple of decent midfielders who we can rely on to do well in this league..Norris would be ok but maybe someone like Scott Dobbie who will get goals or jonjo shelvey from Liverpool(even if either were on the dreaded loan)could also do with an older head in there to play alongside either of those someone like Barry ferguson who can sit/hold control a game

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Hi not sure about Norris, Shelvey or Ferguson, but I agree about Scott Dobbie. He is a maverick, great ball control, and a brain, I could see him and Robert causing mayhem together.

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I cant see us getting Shelvey. he's gunna break through into Liverpool 1st team next season

cue MOT

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07 May 2012 14:00:25
Heard from a source close to Aidy White that he ISNT signing the new contract and will be signing for a Premiership Club on the 1st july, he is deciding between Norwich and Newcastle.

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I don't think he'll sign at all, he'll probably end up at Norwich like the rest of our promising players

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Personally i'd let him go, very overated, gets caught out a lot and not really got a position, not strong enough to be a left back and not threatening enough to be a winger

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If its true then he is why we only finished where we did in the league as he dont want to play for team so i say good ridance to him and any other rats who want to jump ship

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Spoke to Aidy White today at Roundwood (Parkgate FC's ground) while watching Thackley beat Shirebrook Town 3-1 this afternoon and he said he's staying at Leeds and will sign his contract soon.

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I dont know how anyone can give a player abuse for wanting better for them selves by moving to prem league when they have no contract . fair enough if they had a few yrs remaining and asked to move give them as much abuse as poss

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Hey if we get 1-1.5m compensation for him then great let him go. Very over-rated IMHO

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Its fine both ways - if he stays or if he goes
He is a good enough squad player but over rated - like Clayton he goes a.w.l.
The money from both could buy better replacements and that is why Warnock's strategy is clever - IF he gets the right replacements.

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I dont think anyone can complain about wanting to leave leeds anymore, we show no ambition and players want to achieve. Bates is the one killing the club not the so called rats who jump ship. bates pays peanuts and dosent invest in the club, johnson, howson, beckford, kasper would all of stayed if club showed more commitment to them and getting where we should be. And on white i think he is poor. He is quick but thats it. he can not tackle and doesnt know how to defend which is why he is often out of position, NW played him as a right winger but pass is poor and he can not finish or cross and he is not young enough to be considered a prospect. I'd take a million for him better players out there for half of that if bates puts his fat finger into his cheuque book

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07 May 2012 13:43:34
Getting Somma back for a good preseason could be as good as a new signing. Thoughts please
Went to see Don and very impreessed with the statue, a fantastic tribute to a great manager
Heard at the shop today Leeds should be finalising 2 deals before the end of May. No names

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Agree, hopefully the time out will not have had a detrimental effect and not playing could make him hungrier, so he puts himself about a little more. Closest we have a natural goal scorer.

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Very good player and could be one of are strongest players next season, if he can loose the tag of super sub to super starter. class i say

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A natural goal scorer yes but not sure his work rate or hold up play will suit NW style

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07 May 2012 13:41:14
Leeds best possible summer signings, Mcgregor, Mills, lafferty and Beckford 1 for every position sorted. Not a rumour btw jus common gosip!

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We will not get beckford back, we sold him and to buy him for more than we sold him for would be a bad move

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Mills and beckford cost 9m between them and will be on huge wages for this division,people need to get real,who we would like as fans and who we get as a club will be 2 different things {Ed020's Note - i think there both on around 25k a week, not massivly huge if there willing to take a paycut then increase if we get back to pl.}

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No chance are they worth 9m between them get real, beckford been a let down since leaing us and can see he wants back in, mills would be the one who'd be hard to get with price tag

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07 May 2012 10:50:46
GK: Kusczak/Kenny

RB: Lichaj/Gunter/Halford

CB: Whitbread/Mills/Bamba/Chambers

LB: Elokobi/Lewington/ Papac

CM: Ambrose/Whittingham/Clingan / Green (utility)

RW/LW: Adomah/ Templeton/ Boyd/ Diouf

CF: D.J.Campbell/ Bothroyd / Beckford (subject to wages)

Not saying sign all of these players by any stretch i'm a realist and realise there is an element of opportunity cost when signing football players. However a selection of players from this list, that i believe to be realistic targets for a club like ours, would be able to achieve promotion.

TeejLUFC

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Most sensible post ive seen, good quality realistic signings.

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Cheers buddy, just makes me chuckle a bit seeing posts that see us linked with the likes of Ricardo Fuller, Upson etc Especially with the introduction of the fair play rules the wages of players like the aforementioned are not economically sustainable

TeejLUFC

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TOTALLY AGREE

Lonergen was part of the problem

Ambrose would be a great signing

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Apparently very little in transfer kitty and players will have to be sold to raise funds. Already Wednesday are likely to steal Paul Green as they can apparently offer better terms. So will have to make do with players on Bosman or loan signings.

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I'd say keep lonners, so the keeper would only be backup but other than that, any of those would be quality affordable signings

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07 May 2012 11:43:55
Realistic Team Next Season?

GK - A. Lonergan

RB - T.Lees
CB - M.Mills
CB - J.Pearce
LB - A.White

RM - R.Snodgrass
CM - S.Clingan
CM - D.Ambrose
LM - E.Diouf

ST - R. McCormack
ST - L. Becchio (Would love to see Beckford/Rodriguez)

SUBS - Somma, Kisnorbo, Brown, Pugh, Thompson, Green, Montgomery

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Definately dont want Diouf or Montgomery and we need a much better LB than Aidy White and Mills, Ambrose, Beckford and Rodriguez just arent going to happen to be perfectly honest with you.

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Swap Diouf for Whittingham and I'd be more than happy with that team

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1. Robinson

2. Neal Eardley
3. Ian Harte
5. J Pearce
6. J woodgate

23. Rob Snodgrass
17. Alan Smith
11. Lee Bowyer
7. Adel Taarabt/Diouf

10. Luciano Becchio
9. Jermaine

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07 May 2012 10:10:36
Why are we geting linked with loads of pompey players. geting 1 is fine but dont want norris, varney, halford, ward probs get linked with kanu next!. Not gd enough this season so why next season. Same with the sheff utd players with quinn and monty not good enough if we want a top 2 finsh next year. Why would harte wanna cum bk to use when hes getting a new contract at reading.

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Yeah, the reason why pompey weren't good enough was the whole squad/lack of squad depth and the deduction. Those 4 were good players last season, and they are of championship quality!

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Kinda agree with OP, take a couple but not all, Ward and Halford but Not Varney or Norris

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Because they are on the cheap and Bates loves a good deal!, whether the player is any good or NOT

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07 May 2012 10:03:37
see while were all thinking of next season and whats more important to us fans "the football" papa wants a 2 floor casino in the west stand, when will it stop, were not in monaco now, next it will be a formula 1 racing circuit around beeston, concentrate on the football man, because us fans dont give a hoot about anything else down elland rd than the footy,

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Just look at stamford bridge you have to make the ground make money, not just once every two weeks, nothing wrong with that if he get behind warnock as well!

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I for one am very impressed and glad of Mr Bate's vision for ER.
The ground is shocking at the moment, every time I go to it I wait to be issued with a hard hat (nothing to do with the building work)!
We need to revamp the stadium because we will be back in the big time in a few years and we need a stadium to compete with The Ethiad, St James and Stamford Bridge.
Mr Bates is a buisness man and has no real interest in Leeds other than a company. I am fine with this, as he will not let us fail. He has a plan and we should all get behind him.
If I recall correctly isn't this how he began the transformation of Chelsea and they havn't done all that badly!

I honestly wouldn't be suprised if a similar thing like that happens to us. Why not? Massive team, famous name, buy cheap, soon to be a fantastic ground to match the fantastic facilities.

Believe me, the future is going to be good!

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What will the development take the capacity to?

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The West stand and casino development is a long way off.
There is only 1 casino licence on offer and there are 4 other bidders. The licence won't be granted until Spring 2013 and therefore even if successful it is unlikely that development would commence before 2014. The casino operator would likely fund the casino element of the build and probably a proportion of the shared facilities so reducing capital costs for the stand.

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07 May 2012 09:30:40
Paul Green on his way to Leeds, he didn't play Derbys last game of the season and wasn't even on the bench?? Any thoughts or other reasons he wasn't in the squad

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Might have an agreement to join us, or another club in fact! Or he might have been dropped. I for one wouldn't mind seeing him at Leeds as long as he gives his all

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Derby County midfielder Paul Green has turned down a new contract offer to look for a fresh challenge. BBC NEWS 5 days ago

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07 May 2012 03:26:32
Leeds United are set to offer Crystal Palace 350k for Owen Garvan.

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07 May 2012 03:24:03
Neil Warnock has asked Everton about the possibble availability of young defender Shane Duffy.

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Hes a great talent everton think very highly of him would be a great signing even if its a loan

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07 May 2012 00:43:33
Swap deal. Bamba Beckford and Mills for Clayton plus cash?

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This rumour adds an extra player every time it's mentioned on here, pretty soon we'll have the entire Leicester team in exchange for Clayton + a million.

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Beckford for clayton plus 500k is realistic. clayton's worth 1 million at most, whereas beckford cost 3 million, mills 4.5 million and bamba is worth 1 million ish. although all could well end up at leeds, it'll have to be on leicesters terms not ours.

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Would be awesome but would have to be ALOT of cash

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We wont get beckford coz wage is to high for us we will get mills and bamba though

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That would be fantastic, but not gonna happen.

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Yeah ive heard something similar, Beckford and Mills for Clayton and 1M

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Well, that has to be a quite big amount of cash!

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No way Jose. Becks and Mills alone are worth Clayton 5 times over and then you wanna throw Bamba in too. How much we gonna throw at this deal........10m?

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Clayton has had 1 full season at championship level, Mills, Bamba and Beckford are all proven. Why would they do that?

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To join a much bigger club than leicester would be my guess.

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I would say with the players going we could pay the wage =P#

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Lets be realistic, if there is a swap/deal with Leicester on the cards it will be Clayton + cash for Matt Mills only. The defence is the priority as NW said

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07 May 2012 00:02:14
Very reliable source who told me that we was after Danny Pugh has said we have offered a contract to Rangers out of contract Left Beck Papac.

He told McCoist that he wants to leave Rangers for a new challenge.

Southampton have also apparently shown interest.

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I think Danny Pugh, has become our new Andy Hughes. He seems to be able to play every position on the pitch.

Have not heard much about Papac rumor. He must be knocking on now though surely, it seems like he has been playing for Rangers forever.

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