Leeds Rumours Archive May 08 2012

 

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08 May 2012 17:30:47
Romalu lukaku has begged chelsea to send him out on loan next get ya ass in gear bates and impress with a decent loan signing please ! And also i wonder if that yank has pulled out of buying rangers to buy another club ?? Ya neva know

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Would love to see him, but he'll be on massive wages (70K +) and is an international footballer, if he goes anywhere, it will be the BPL or the Pro League i would have thought

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As for the yank pulling out of Rangers...er...well,..in a word..NO! Aint happening(buying LUFC that is). Anyone who has heard of KB and is in business will not do business with him. The man is a laughing stock.

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He is useless can't run,if you need proof switch sly sports 1 on now!

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He cost 13mil-15mil but cant see him getting a game at chelsea

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He's already gone on loan to Werder Bremen next year as part of the Marko Marin deal.

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It will only happen if chelsea pay his wadges

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Just cause he's in the Chelsea reserves doesn't mean he's not on ridiculous amounts of money! Plus he could get a deal in the Prem or another top division with his eyes shut

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It wont happen you idiots. like were gonna get lukaku, we cant even afford claytons wages. if gonna post rubbish least make it realistic.

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Watched Lukaku when he came on for Chelski last night - very average !

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08 May 2012 17:18:32
I heard from a mate today that George Boyd coming to Leeds... any truth in this? He got 12 assists and 7 goals last season. How much would he cost?

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He is supposed to come. It will be announced tomorrow, around 500 grand.

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He's transfer listed and doesn't want to sign a new contract. probably cheap.

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He's decent, but I get the impression he doesn't always put 100 percent in. I'd rather see a player who wears the shirt with pride, all the time!

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I live in Peterborough and often go watch Peterborough and George Boyd is not that good as he cant head the ball he is lazy of the ball he cant pass he is not that good

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09 May 2012 18:15:03
He is 1.1mil-1.25mil atm

http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/peterborough-united/startseite/verein_1072.html

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Not sure how legitimate that transfer market site is but Boyd is not worth more than 750k AT a push

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08 May 2012 15:32:53
sammy clingam is a definite singing to avoid, along with heskey and dj campbell

weve probably got the best out of portsmouth and there is no way that matt mills is coming to this club. jemaine beckford would be good but realistically hes not in good form. We dont want to sign anyone from league 1 apart from maybe rhoeds, but we cant afford that, olifenjana would be good along with paddy kenny as lonergan is s**t at crosses. AND ALAN SMITH WILL NOT COME TO LEEDS

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I agree that clingham , heskey and campbell would be really bad signings heskey is past it and the other 2 are wayyyyyyy over rated i also agree that lonergan is not good enough to be our no1

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Disagree with the point about Lonergan. We haven't actually seen him play with good defenders yet. Just wait and see.

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08 May 2012 14:54:21
The rumour mill is awash with speculation of Ross McCormack leaving however sorry to put an end to the fun buying a house in london does not mean he is leaving the house is simply an investment property

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I hope mccormack signs a new contract but to be honest if we dont sign some more quality players soon we will lose white ,mccormack and snoddy this summer .

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I remember the same being said about Paul Robinson buying a house in London halfway through our relegation season. Look where he ended up! Bye bye Ross.

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Whether he signs another contract or not, he is signed up 'til 2013 so wont be going anywhere without a fee. NW has hinted that RM would more than likely be a squad player next year anyway so I'm guessing, or hoping, that he has better lined up.

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08 May 2012 14:50:31
Paul scharner looks to be available from west brom any thoughts?

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Would be a great signing solid player and can score goals 34 but still has a lot to offer

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I live in Wigan and know he was excellent for Latics.

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No nonsense player with plenty of backbone - exactly what we need.

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Whats not to like about a guy like Scharner. He seems to always give 100% and pops up with the odd goal too.

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08 May 2012 14:49:44
Contrary to rumours Ross McCormack has pledged his long term future to the club

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Hope it is true a good team around him he would get 20+

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He hasnt yet. Warnock stated he expected to hear back about improved contract from Ross in about two weeks

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08 May 2012 14:44:52
Out of favour Arsenal keeper Fabianski is set to sign for Leeds after agreeing personal terms with the club

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Hes rubbish, worse then lonergan, why would we want him?!

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08 May 2012 14:43:16
Ryo Mayaichi has stated his desire to join Leeds On loan after seaking to team mate Sanchez Watt of the collegial atmosphere at the club

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I would love this to be true, I think the lad is top quality from what I have seen of his appreances for Bolton

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08 May 2012 14:33:32
Paul Robinson is looking like returning to Elland Road after Blackburn's relegation on Monday. Robinson a close family friend of Neil Warnock first struck up a cord when they accidently went on holiday together to Uzbekistan

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Accidently went on holiday together to Uzbekistan?? hahah love that

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I love paul robinson would b ace to see him again

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Solid keeper would be just what we want but I think he will stay loyal to Blackburn as he is captain there

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He's a good keeper, but he should never have replaced Martyn when he did.

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Would never happen....wages,wages,wages as usual!!

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Who the heck goes on holiday to Uzbekistan? Budget holiday or what?

Or maybe they were flying RyanAir to Paris?

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08 May 2012 12:40:56
Source claiming to be in the know tells me that Middlesbrough Centre Half Seb Hines is a target for Leeds. The Wetherby-born player has one year remaining on his current deal and the fact he has yet to agree fresh terms may force Middlesbrough to sell him rather than risk losing him for nothing.

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08 May 2012 14:12:14
I Was chatting to Neil Warnock @ the Crown Spa Hotel in Scarborough on Friday. He had a bit to drink but told me something really interesting about future signings for the club.
All I can say is watch this space. For all you doubters out there:
http://www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/martin-dowey-s-column-players-set-for-cracking-reunion-1-4507528

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Wow! So you pulled up a newspaper link after an event and claimed you were there.

I was at the City of Manchester Stadium last Monday with Liam Gallagher, we got cracking on to Maradona who said that Sergio Aguero was about to sign for Leeds United for 100 per week, because he's 'not as greedy as Fowler' . . If you don't believe me just google 'Liam Gallagher Maradona' there's pictures of them together!

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Just looked at he link posted?! The relevance to lufc is?....

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Well. I believe you. Now what is this interesting turn of events?

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Sounds to me like you fell over and banged your head at the crown spa

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Ive recently spoken to Batman, and he says Robin is available after falling out with Wenger.

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Well I have some really amazing news too. Neil warnock rang my mobile by mistake-and when I recognised his voice he decided to tell me all the gossip without me even asking!
He told me he never spoke to some bloke in Scarborough when he got drunk.
Sorry guys I forgot to ask about transfer targets as I was too interested in the bloke who posted

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Nice link....which one is Warnock!

If you look close enough Beckford and Mills are just at the back of the pack!

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08 May 2012 14:09:44
Oh no !!! Heskeys out of contract end of season and reckons he will be leaving villa bates will be lovin that

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DON'T WORRY - HE'S OFF TO LEICESTER TO REPLACE BECKFORD, WHO'S GOING TO ??? ???

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08 May 2012 13:26:22
Paul scharner to leave west brom, anyone think he could do a job for us!

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08 May 2012 12:34:49
Why does everyone seem to want to replace Lonergan?

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I dont hes a good keeper is was the defence this year that was appauling

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Beacause he is crap! flaps, uncommanding, doesnt get off his line quick enough, mccarthy was awesome. watch the burnly away game then the forest home game and you decide.

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Because he doesnt comand his box very well, i want Mccarthy back Gj

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Because hes awful not good enough we need kenny or robinson!

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Did you not look at the goals conceded column?? Although a lot of the goals conceded were down to very poor defending Lonners was at fault for many too...

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I agree, we had a leaky defence was the problem, get two decent cb's in and we'll be sorted!

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Because he's not that good... we need to replace almost every player in the squad, bar snoddy, because they're all not good enough for a promotion push.

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Think a few supporters need to take a long hard look as no keeper commands his area any more. McCarthy was a good keeper but is he that much better? not sure he is. I am also at a loss as to why we have Snoddy on such a pedestal , he has no pace and wont get in any mid-top prem club. Dont get me wrong he is a good player and I dont want him to go but if he wont sign I would cash in now because if NW can replace Clayton for 400k im sure he could replace Snoddy for similar and add other players with the rest.

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He's a good goalkeeper, as I am one myself I look up to Lonergan but it's just his kicking that I believe makes people think he should be replaced! Personally I hope he stays for a while

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He is on at times but i would like to see robinson

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Sorry but Lonergan, has to go.
cant take a cross and isnt consistant enough.
My replacements:
Scott Loach- leaving watford
Paul Robinson- first choice
Kasper Schmeichel- shouldnt of left in first place

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We've been plagued for decades with "shot-stopper 10-a-penny keepers" who can't deal with crosses and never commit themselves off the goal-line, and sorry to say Lonergen and Robinson and a host of previous keepers at ER all fall into this category. The most derided keeper in Leeds history is Gary Sprake and he was the last Leeds keeper who consistently dealt with the high ball.

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I dont really rate Lons HOWEVER Leeds never had another GK to push him for his place. every team needs to 2 decent keepers just like you need 2/3 of every other position to enhance to competition and bring out the best in everybody. Without competition for places you can get lazy and complacent and I feel Lons became that for pretty much most of the season. i would keep him BUT he needs to fight for his place and then perform well to keep it.

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How can Lonners be blamed for goals conceded? Our defence is awful! Our defence would make Casillas look like a bad keeper. If goals conceded is down to keepers, why dont we just not bother with defenders and play with 10 attackers? What about the amount of goals Robbo conceded when we got relegated? That does not make him a bad keeper. It was the likes of Duberry that did that, just like O'Dea this season. Have you lot paid no attention to what that stupid donkey of a footballer has been doing this season? Blaming the keeper is a ridiculous comment!

And then the "We've been plagued for decades with "shot-stopper 10-a-penny keepers" comment - what a load of b****cks! Nigel Martyn - nuff said.

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08 May 2012 11:40:15
Forget Mills as our new centre half I would still prefer Zak Whitbread and he is available and affordable.

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True, but premirship clubs are also interested in him.

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5 prem clubs interested in him, he's just as unaffordable as mills. Chambers at forest is a free, worth a punt surely?

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I think Whitbread is a very good player....if he stay fit. I would welcome him to our club

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08 May 2012 09:32:12
Leeds United have enquired about the availability of Peter Whittingham from Cardiff, he is getting fed up at Cardiff as there is no change each year at the club, Warnock likes his style of play as he is a playmaker and a set piece master I reckon he could link up well with Becchio. MOT!

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Personally think whittingham has been the best player in the championship for a few years now. hope this is true

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You reckon we could afford his 3/4 million price tag too? rated as highly as snoddy and we value him at 5 million, as much as I would love it, he's going to the prem.

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I'm sorry to say this rumour is completely untrue!

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That would be brilliant! Imagine having Whittingham and Snoddy on the wings - we'd tear the Championship apart!

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BTW he is 2.2-2.5mil =P were did you get a 4mil from

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Where do people get these price tags from? People are worth what another club is willing to pay! You don't know what that is until they offer it! Too much football manager me thinks! As for whittling ham. No chance. If he moves it will be to prem

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Wont happen, would cost us way too much surely.. one of best players in championship if not the best

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It would be great if it was true .... but it isn't we can't afford his fee or wages unless of course we sell Snod

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08 May 2012 07:26:24
Had a very interesting conversation with someone who has very close links to Leeds United in the pub the other night.

Info as follows:

- Sagas over wages and new contracts said to be historically caused by Ken, who believes that footballers should be paid less out of principle. Howson, for example, was offered £500/week extra to stay. Bates basically believes players have not worked harder than him so why should they earn more? There is a wage cap in place.

- Warnock has more or less spelt it out to Bates and told him its either cough up or look for an new manager. Warnock's half of the bargain is to get rid of fringe players.

- South Stand will be closed next season to save on staffing, stewarding and policing costs. Pretty gutted about that one as it will seriously damage the atmosphere.

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What an absolute load of rubbish... stop wining all the time let's see where we are in 4 or 5 week's when Warnock reckon's he will have his signing's in place ! As for closing the South Stand where on Earth do these stories come from, it's alway's someone who know's someone elses mate , brother uncle grandma Grandad, next it will be Lord chuffing Lucan......

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I doubt they will shut the south stand to keep costs low. If anything it would be for redevelopment.

As an upper west season ticket holder I have been told after next season we will be moved due to redevelopment plans.

Not sure where they plan to put everyone if they shut south too.

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What a load of john toshack ! there is no way on gods green the south stand will eb shut... i can tell you this cos 2 month ago i renewed my season ticket.... in the south stand!

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Notice how he is closing the stand with the cheapest tickets.

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Yawn, yawn.
Warnock is clearing out the fringe players that Grayson couldn't or wouldn't get rid of. Also Warnock has publicly stated that Bates knows its his last chance to get promotion this season.
Howson was offered more than you quote (contacts). The average salary in the Championship is a lot less than people know at some clubs the average is less than 5k/week, so we are generally paying the going rate and above. No sympathy for players and there agents when players in the Championship can earn the average annual salary in around a month.
Leeds are looking at moving those in executive boxes to the East Stand as the core catering facilities are now located there and that makes sense. The South could well be shut for some games given some of the attendances this season but there will be some big games next season where it will need to be open

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South stand info incorrect!

Only the boxes and viewing gallery will be closed at the south stand, the stand itself will remain open.

Source.....The lads who do the security there told me that they are moving across to the new boxes next season. bates wants the new boxes to be used as they are more expensive.

Fact.....try buying a south stand box or renting one for next season!

The viewing gallery for the Leicester game had 6 people in it!

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Utter tripe!! The South Stand is practically full week in week out...they would lose more money by closing the stand...especially when we should be mounting a promotion challenge next season (fingers crossed)

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Absolute bull! The south stand probably makes money on tickets!

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Hate to say it but this thing about the south stand is true, they are shutting the south stand for next season.

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The only stand i can see getting sut down is west stand if we do get the casino

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08 May 2012 05:08:05
Aidy white will be joining arsenal when his contracts up. Wenger sees serious potential in him as a left back

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Rubbish, he is not good enough to our left back so why would Venger want him at Arsenal?

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Agree. He is average at best so why would Wenger want him?

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Not good enough to be our left back? lol So when he leaves where do you think he will end up? The lads a great player who is heading to the premier league with or without us, why do you think warnock is trying to resign him numpty.

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Same as Howson wasn't good enough for prem,when our better players decide to leave to better themselves at a higher standard a large majority of you on here can't wait to slag them off....and i thought it was just Liverpools fans who were fickle....sure if you all got offered a huge wage rise at work to move to another company you would all say oh no not for me,i have worked here a few yrs now i don't need the extra....get real

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Its not that he's not good enough to be our left full its that warnock sees it as a waste of attacking talent to play him their. As i've previously said arsenal are in for him and he WILL go unfortunately. RfebWhite watch this post

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...or maybe some of the fans actually just dont rate him. I aint fickle, I just dont rate him based on what I've seen so far. He may well go on and do well at a Premiership team and good luck to him if he does BUT right now i wouldnt miss him if he didnt stay. Its just my own personal opinion

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More likely to go to Newcastle but don't think he is staying. We should get decent compensation though due to his age

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08 May 2012 00:00:31
Just spoke the agent of Owen Garvan who says it's NOT true
in reply to
07 May 2012 19:53:20
Crystal Palace have acceped an offer from Leeds United for Midfielder Owen Garvan.

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So within a matter of a few hrs you where able to get hold of his agent and get this all confirmed where you?

Dont speak garbage mate!

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Mate that is a pile of crap why would he want to talk to you about that

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