Football Banter Archive January 11 2012

 

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11 Jan 2012 23:37:17
Butcher has told fans to be patient regarding potential new signings but expects no addidtions to be made before weekends game v Motherwell.

Source: Press and Journal.

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11 Jan 2012 23:34:13
Alan Curbishley to replace Paul Jewell at Portman Road.

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Like for like then

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11 Jan 2012 23:15:29
Southampton are all set to sign tadanari Lee after a work Permit appeal was accepted

"Although Lee did not meet the initial criteria to gain a work permit, his case has been approved by the football authorities, who agreed that the international star is an exceptional talent that will enhance the game in this country"

Lee will now fly to England and complete his move to the Saints

Already in england training with southampton. bull plop bit of hype.

Mate look on the sfc official website. It says he is flying back from Japan tonight to conclude the deal.

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Who cares -it's Southampton. Not even been also rans!

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I do....COYRs

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11 Jan 2012 22:38:24
Watch out Manchester. Bournemouth are coming ! Only three Champions League places for you northerners to fight over.

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Stick to Yachting!

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11 Jan 2012 22:42:03
To all celtic and rangers fans talking about english championship clubs saying that we have won nothing and dont play in the champions league just remember that most of us have played in the best league in the world and are not in it no more because its competative un like your rubbish league thats the only reason you both get in the champ league and most of the time u get dumped straight out anyway . In the english leagues your a championship club at best . english fans let me know if u agree coyr

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Why do people post such tripe, celtic and rangers would walk the championship with the same financial backing, please tell me how they wouldnt?

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Rangers were in the last four,in the champions league in 92.After Rangers man Cambell Ogilvie came up with the new format that year.With out Rangers FC,the champions league would never have been what it was.If anybody wants to doubt me.The should watch THE FOOTBALL YEARS 1992,on YouTube.Actually more SPL teams have played in league 1,than championship teams.So that is not even a argument.I suggest that you want to research what your saying in future.Also the best league in the world is Spain.Judged on what they have won in Europe,compared to English teams over the last ten years.And there amazing Spanish national team,winning the Euroes and the world cup.And most off there team continues,to play in there own league.With a few exeptions,who recently came to the EPL for the money.And that is all that there coming for.If you think its about the football,then you really are deluded more than I had first thought.EPL is the richest league that is all.And its rich as big clubs,are not paying there debts.And that cant last for ever.If you ever watch Dispatches on C4,how to buy a football club.A few months ago when it was on.It made the English game,look even more grubby than corrupt Italian football in the 90ties.Clubs being sold to one man,against the fair play rules.Puppet managers with people in the shadows,making the decisions.Like Bryan Robson was ready to do.Scottish football might be bad,but at least we still have our soul and integrity in tact up here.Ally {Ed001's Note - UEFA ranks the European leagues, the Premier League is ranked Number 1, Spain is number 2.}

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Well they won't get the same backing so it won't happen however much you want it to so please leave it alone now it's getting boring

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England are ranked really high to bye Ueafa.Even though they never have made a magor finals since 66.We will see were you are next year.After the joke performances bye the Manchester clubs in the champions league.And after England get dumped out there group in the Euroes.Ueafa has Scotland ranked 47th in the world.And yet we still managed to beat Denmark,who were in the 20ties.And had been to the world cup.I would not look to much into them.Your making out that its Rangers and Celtic fans shouting about playing in England.When in reality its English people,that keep bringing it up.As I Rangers fan I am happy with playing in the champions league.And being the most domesticly sucsessful club side,that the world has ever scene.So stick your EPL coperate souless money league,were the sun dont shine.I am not interested in it at all.I would rather see another Brit cup.It would be a TV money spinner.And it would provide lots off interest.Cant see that working though,as we would need to do away with the league cup.And un like Scotland,your teams gain a European slot bye playing there.Even if plenty off your teams,play weakened teams in it.Ally

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Was going to move to Scotland - lovely place, very nice people. But I am a football man and I love going to games and just couldn't bear to go to SPL games each week because of the poor standard. So, whilst I understand the passion of the Scott's, I do have to agree that really there shouldn't be a place in the Champions League for the winners unless they have proven themselves at the top level first. (In fact I don't even agree with the automatic qualification of anyone other than the Champions in all the strong leagues like La Liga, Italian, German, English all where these 2nd, 3rd, 4th placed teams are far far stronger than anything Scottish football has to offer). One chap here mentions years gone by and it is very fair to say that the gulf in English v Scottish football has widened considerably since the late 70's - early to mid 80's to the extent whereby the best teams in the SPL and mid-table Championship sides are comparable. It was also around those times (when Scottish football was at it's, never achievable again, best) that class playerslike Dalglish, Souness, Hansen, etc moved South. Let's face it, any decent ones ever since have done the same and Scottish football have to live with average to good players only, many imported from the lower leagues of those mentioned (e.g. championship, lge 1, etc). Gary Hooper is an example.

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Rangers and celtic would mid table the prem with generous backing,sadly much like the spl some teams are being left to rot while the top teams reap the tv money

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They would nered some serious backing! Needed to have got out and moved South 15 Years ago. Both now far too distant from the class teams in the top leagues. Like I say comparable really to average Championship now. Sad!

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Davie Cooper was probably the best entertainer of his generation.And he never moved to England.Rangers have proved them self in Europe.It was not long ago,that we were in the Europa league final.And most teams in EPL,have not made the last four off the champions league.The only reason we never made the final,is down to Marseille cheating.They even tried to bribe Mark Hateley.Bernard Taip,there chairman got the jail that year.The champions league should be for champions.The clue is in the name.And the championship is not as cracked up as you think it is.Craig Levein said last year.He saw more low qualit games there,than anywhere else.And he used to boss Leicester.I agree with him as well.He knows more about the game,than most of the texters in here.Ally

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Its not the champions league its the money league now, celtic were the first British club to bring the European cup to British soil in 1967 when money was very scarce!

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Davie cooper ,was he tommy cooper brother , just like that? great entertainer , funny as, just like that! oh and your sweaty boss (useless) craig levein wants matty philips for the national side, thats a turn up!!

maximus

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Davie Cooper,better than Mathews,Ruud Gullit rated him one of the very best footballers he ever saw,That Davie Cooper,i will take his opinion over a donkey lasher any day.Billy

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Is that bernard mathews?

maximus

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Deluded or wot i havn't laughed so hard in a long time till i read these posts from the scots....rangers and celtic would get battered in english football...FACT and u couldn't compete even if u had billions as who would wanna move to Glasgow

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What is up with wanting Phillips for the national side?He is 20 years old,and can get a lot better.We are also after Shelvey who is also at Blackpool.Another young guy that is 19 I think.Good news for Billy Stark to,and the Scotland under 21 team.Shelvey told Adam and King Kenny,that he wants to play for us.I never knew about Phillips.Its good news if he is as good as James Forrest.It shows we have good wingers coming through.Scott Allan at WBA,and Gregg Wylde at Rangers.And even Peter Pawlett at Aberdeen.Fleck to can play the wing.And Bannen played wing for our under 21 team.And we still have Driver and Templeton to be capped yet,and Humphrie and Murphy.Yes there is a lot off decent wingers around just now.Just like in the old days,when our teams had them coming out our ears.Ally

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Shelvey told adam and kenny he wants to play for scotland , when? i speak with adam most weeks and never told him that! utter complete bulls**t just like your pub food football! phillips will play for england not trash

maximus

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You live in a dream world Maximus.Adam keeps good company. Its up on line,if you care to read since November.And I actually did used to know a Scotland international,playing in the EPL.I could easily lift the phone to his cousin.And ask her to ask him,what he has heard on the matter.Glasgow is a small world when it comes to football.And Adam probably would never talk to you.If he knew the crap,that you were posting about his nation in here daily.Your only friend is the donkey.Only cos it cant escape from you,cos you chain it up.A.M {Ed001's Note - A.M. I think you will find you are getting egg on your face on this one mate. I can vouch for Maximus speaking to Adam regularly, whether you believe it or not for once he is being serious.}

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Why would Shelvey and Phillips not pick Scotland?How many caps do you think,that they are going to get for England?Look what happened to Ablonglahor,who hardly plays for England now.He could have started every game for us.If these guys have the cahnce to play for us.They should think long and hard about there future.And so should the McEachran fella to,for that matter.If these guys come to us young.The fans will respect them,and take to them.Rather than waiting till there 25,to declare there aliegence.How do you know,about Maxi then ED?A.M {Ed001's Note - I just know how he knows him mate.}

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Not saying they wouldnt pick scotland ,and your probaly right about not getting many games for england , and more for scotland , just saying that it was scotland who are asking the questions wether they can play for them!
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tourament and they never scored a single goal, his granparents are scottish ,so he can play for you! up to him. does it really matter how i know charlie , just do, meet all his family from dundee , nice people!

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I never asked how you know him.I was asking the Ed to back it up.As he never believed that my familly,know Kenny Dalglish.Even though there from the Milton.Or that I grew up along side two Scotland internationals in Balornock East.One who currently plays in the EPL.And the other did to,and played champions league.Ally

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11 Jan 2012 22:23:09
Ipswich owners will back jewel as they feel he is best person for 5 year plan. Jewell with have to sell before he can buy, so will only get loans and frees in.

St Ledger deal is dead wages a problem

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It's not wages Pearson wants him till after Florist replay

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He's coming to Leeds

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Keep dreaming flower, nobody wants to go to Leeds, and who can blame them? Have you ever been there? It's a right s**theap.

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11 Jan 2012 22:16:44
Norwich need defenders, end of. if we go down its because of goals conceded. Norwich possibly have what... £5 million to spend? god sake even Drury is back in the team we'll have the donk back in central defence next, the most over rated players Norwich have ever had, never seen them have a good game. Funny how we started winning when those 2 stopped getting picked so often.

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And Midfielders and Forwards - Lol! No hope really!

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11 Jan 2012 22:03:28
Think jewells days are numbered at town also think st ledger will sign for us.

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Not a chance.

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11 Jan 2012 22:03:06
Rumour has it ken bates heard of a £5 realise clause in ba's contract at Newcastle but he's refusing to pay more than £1:99 as the new suites he's built need lightbulbs

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11 Jan 2012 21:48:35
Matt Ritchie will not be leaving Swindon for Bournemouth due to Bournemouth not being prepared to better the wages Swindon town currently pay him.

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Let it go Swindon i think if they want him they will be able to better your wages, they took our left back from us who was being tracked by a host of championship sides and are paying him over 13000 a week!!!! Notts county all over again I'm afraid. It will probably end in tears

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11 Jan 2012 21:47:48
Palace rumours Ed? {Ed003's Note - Kate's pregnant,but dont tell anyone }

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^^haha...What a cracker Ed!

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Chris Martin to sign on a 3 year deal before the end of January

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What, have Coldplay got a gig there?

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11 Jan 2012 21:41:29
We never budgeted for the europa league, and as for not been able to afford nzonzi, we are owned by bet 365 for have just announced further profits of £90M.

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Who are you hen still can't guess?! Give us another clue?

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^^Stoke Giants!

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OMG that team that refuse to play football. Hump and run!

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11 Jan 2012 21:31:06
Why do Swindon fans use a "banter" site if they can't handle banter?? Little Bournemouth won this tie by a canter I think! Very very funny (QPR fan -premier league-)

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11 Jan 2012 20:48:05
whatever foolish hull fans say brighton is not a progressive and good club are idiots and one stupid person has claimed are stadium is half finished and the manager is a joke, our stadium is pristine and is one of the best for its size also REAL football critics have said poyet is certainly good enough for a top 6 club. and a team who was clearly the best in league one and holding there own at mid table currently is not a progressive club. Brighton are on the up.

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I went to Brighton with Leeds earlier in the season cracking club and a team defo on the up ignore the hull fans fish fumes clearly gone to the head

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11 Jan 2012 20:47:02
just seen kenwynne jones at hawthorns be good buy for west bromwich albion

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11 Jan 2012 20:02:43
Stefan Savic dropping down to non-league football because he is so bad.

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Be playing norwich soon then

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That's funny,my understanding is Norwich are in the Premier League.

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11 Jan 2012 19:33:40
Keven miller to take goalkeeping coach at barnsley

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11 Jan 2012 19:39:42
West ham to appoint. Andy rhodes (father of jordan rhodes) as goalkeeping coach. Is this a cheap attempt to lure jordan to the club?

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If he listened to his Dad,he would be in the England under 21 team bye now.What even makes you think that they get on?West Ham must have needed a keeper coach.And that is the guys job,what makes you want to read anything into this?He can do better than a championship club.Ally

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No he can't! West Ham fans - don't be fooled by someone who can put in goals in the lower leagues, your club won't be I'm sure.

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11 Jan 2012 19:25:52
Im seriously getting to the stage where I cant be bothered to look at this page. Every time there is a post mentioning Rangers or Celtic or anything with even the slightest connection to Scottish football there will be a whole host of replies from people with nothing better to do than slate it, often with no reference to the original rumour whatsoever. Please get a life.

I would like to set a few people straight about the state about of Glasgow Celtic's finances:

Celtic are one of the very few clubs in Europe which operates in the black financially, there is absolutely no need to sell any of the first team squad and there are funds available to strengthen.

Rangers are skint and because they get grouped together with Celtic as the 'Old Firm' people seem to assume that Celtic must be in the same situation.

As for some of the prices being touted on here for some of our players, 6million for our top striker for example? The most recent precedent for one of our top permormers going to the Premiership was Stan Petrov and he went for 8 million. Allan hutton from the dark side to spurs was 8million too and the market has only gotten more expensive since then.

Hooper is only 23 and has already established himself as a player capable of performing against very good European teams. I am not in the least bit surprised teams are interested in him and various others but I am shocked at people who expect to get them for knock down prices.

Mac

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Scottish football is like it's national team, very, very poor!

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Hooper isnt that good mate , played for rubbish Scunthorpe b4 you!
i think mac donald he should leave you for southampton and get proper games in!
any chance of a cheese burger and fries m8?

maximus

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The days of gascoigne and larsson are over......... Welcome to the broadfoot and Stokes era......... You do the math

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Maximus, he outscored a certain Andy Carroll (£35m) in the championship when Carroll was playing for a much stronger side, so that poo poos that one! and he has since played and scored in European competition, something Mr Carroll has yet to achieve!

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What is it with scots on there high horses at the min if Scottish football is so good why are the old firm so desperate to join the English elite??? Nuff said

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Another quote from our dopey Blackpool fan,one season in the prem,and he is now the expert in all football matters,even Ollie would give him pelters,take a bow Maximus,the worst poster on here.

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Luv getting the Scott's wound up but really looking at your football is enough to do that.

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Twister meal then mac ?

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The Scottish Clubs probably want a fair crack at the millions of pounds that the SKY premier league has to Offer? ever thought of that?, both the Glasgow giants have fanbase of 50k+ each home game, is it not the EPL clubs not wanting competition for places thats stopping it?

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Scotland has a national team? Wow!

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There is a "Scottish Football" Page on this site. It is to the left and LOWER DOWN than the English Football page. Nuff Said!

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It's the English that's English premier league and that's why we don't want you in our league bad enough having Swansea there but at least they have earnt the right over years in the lower leagues!! Give them independce Cameron!!

Andiroo

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Build Hadrians wall a bit higher

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You will find that people of Scotland are called Scots,not Scotts,but that is an English education for you,Maximus ,you dont wind us up,it is a football forum,you are not the genius you think you are,in fact,you are without doubt the thickest,least funny poster on here,but i tolerate you because i live in Blackpool,and Blackpool fans are a great bunch of guys,and usually clued up on Scottish football,many Scots have graced the tangerine jersey of the Pool,so you do your own club a huge disservice.

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You are getting to them max. haha! So, what you are saying there is not one person in Scotland called Scott?

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The scotts wasnt my post charlie!
aint like most of you will always use my name! you really cant know blackpool fans ,just here what people say ,yes 90% lovely people, please dont tolerate me anymore ,and stop making excuses up , i live in blackpool etc etc . i go to matches with a few scottish lads and we take the piss out of each other, mainly how crap there football this! tin pot pub league called the spl!

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No excuses mate lived in Pool for 25 years ,many friends Pool fans,i know more about English football than you will ever know about Scottish,Rangers reserves would beat Blackpool,you aint that good,you have tv money,you dont generate enough through your gate money,and your chairman is a tightwad,and you know it.SPL suffers because of the sky tv deal,and fine well you know it.

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We only really got decent tv money last year !football club never in debt ! spl suffers cause you only have two decent teams , and you well know it! and blackpool youth team would beat rangers !

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Two teams have carved up the EPL between them for the last decade,MAN U,CHELSEA.And just cos you dont know who will win the Championship each year.Does not make it a great league.It just makes in un predictable.The first division is hard to call to in Scotland.In that league there is always four teams who have the chance of going up.Another reason why our league should be bigger.But the fans are never going to be listened to on this issue.Even when teams like Falkirk knock Rangers out the cup.And Ayr United are in the semi final,knocking out Inverness,St Mirren,Hearts along the way.Ally

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Ha ha ha ha ha , your fuuny !

knocking out inverness ha ha , st mirren ha ha ha,and hearts ha ha ha ha ! along ha ha, the ha ha way ,ha aha aha ha ha !
keep posting ally ,your dead funny!

maximus

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11 Jan 2012 19:23:14
Norwich want to sign Rhodes , Rhodes has said why go to a little club like that when we will ( hudds ) be above you next year

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Why do town fans think there little club is so great just coz they had some success when Henry the vlll was around doesn't mean your big now I mean your not even the biggest team in your league let alone county

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11 Jan 2012 19:05:25
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Good luck to him,hope he gets some success,great player,seams like a good bloke also.


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He's hanging on to see if Stevenage Fc managers job becomes available.


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Also the Rochdale job as both these clubs are far bigger than Rovers.

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11 Jan 2012 19:06:14
Hooper would be a good signing but not sure Celtic really want to sell him considering the posts that I have read from the Celtic fans. Equally they have no need to sell. If we are interested in buying then might be worth taking a look around the Rangers squad. Considering the finacial difficulty they are in maybe there is a deal to be had? Shame to take advantage of another teams plight but as someone once said, "football is business, and business is business". Whoever Saints go for we need to make sure they have lots of pace as that is one thing Lambert does not have!

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You want pace? Watch Lee on YouTube.

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11 Jan 2012 19:05:11
all this rubbish about what league you are in and scoring goals drives me mad ! its called positioning ! an jordan rhodes has it thats why he has also scored 5 at international level all be it at u21 level ! you bums that doubt him sit on your arses an play fifa or pro all day ! he will be in the prem next year scoring and he will score goals ! ps look at pilks at norwich !

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Lol! Deluded!

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Pilks prolific pld 16 scoed 5 lol

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Town are a second rate team who flatter to deceive in a over rated league year after year, sure Rhodes will leave to further his career but that's not saying much going to Luton would do that ( no disrespect Luton fans )

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Deluded about rhodes - a good lower league striker 4ever you watch!

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HUDDS happy to keep RHODES & watch him score hat-rick's agianst all yor crappy little sides

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11 Jan 2012 19:11:44
Vardy is not good enough for the prem but he would be great at
an upper championship club like blackpool or someone

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11 Jan 2012 18:48:54
There is deffinately substance in the chris wood to bristol city on loqn rumour floating about.wba are keen to send there hot prospect out on loan to the championship as he doesnt figure in roy hodgsons first team plans for now.the newzealand international will be used as a sweetner in the deal which will see striker nicky maynard move to the hawthorns.
Meanwhile despite many approaches from the championship for forward simon cox,the player wont be leaving the midlands outfit as roy looks to keep him as he is versatile n will make up the four strikers roy wants in his squd along with ode,long and maynard

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11 Jan 2012 18:44:44
Liverpool are ready to take advantage of demba ba contract situation and move for the striker this jan.despite being at the african cup of nations kk has earmarked him as the main striking target.
Ba may opt to wait till the summer but if a big offer is put on the table at a bih club....money talks.

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11 Jan 2012 18:43:35
I have just heard that Ricky Lambert is in Norfolk ... {Ed003's Note - Where abouts? Norfolk and Chance ? }

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Nor-folkin way mate

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11 Jan 2012 18:55:59
With all due respect, the Championship may, on the whole, be a better league than the SPL on the whole...but for Hooper to choose Southampton over Celtic could only be a choice based on leagues not on clubs (though still a possible dictating factor.) Anyway I can't see him being allowed to leave, as if the goals were to suddenly dry up, and the the league to look in doubt, the board would be crucified...probably literally.

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11 Jan 2012 18:38:41
Just a small fact for all deluded southampton fans who seem to think they are about to sign celtic striker gary hooper,you couldnt afford him,this is a player who outscored an average player in andy carroll last time he played in the championship with a struggling Scunthorpe side and we all know how much liverpool payed for him,so if you want him payup what he's worth and stop thinking because he plays in scotland that celtic will roll over and accept a cheap offer for a top striker.

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Top striker!LoooL!

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I'm no Southampton fan but I do know I have seen enough of Hooper to also know that it is you who is deluded if you think he's a TOP striker. Remember a TOP Striker for the Scottish League is probably equivelent to a very average striker in the English Leagues (and definitely not Prem material). Hooper is "alright" and he's also a nice lad but let's not get carried away here with another Chopra, Miller, Boyd, te all!

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You forget that Gary Hooper played for the current Saints manager at Scunthorpe and would relish playing for him again...

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He might relish playing for adkins again but southampton would need to meet celtics valuation of £8-£10m for the player or he doesnt go, its that simple! what part do you not understand?

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How can saints not afford him u person there owner is worth bout 7 billion....get ur facts rite

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11 Jan 2012 18:07:30
Agreed. It's like kids in a playground. I guess the over reaction from Swindon is from fear of having other clubs buying their players. Us Cherries fans know how that feels

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11 Jan 2012 17:59:04
Gary Hooper to sign extended contract with Celtic, he has no wish to leave, and will not sign for Southampton as thats a step backwards.
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2 steps forward if you ask me
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Why would it be a step back moving to Southampton?
I don?Ǭt get why people make out Celtic to be such an amazing team. They win leagues and get into europe becuase they are in the SPL...and let?Ǭs be honest it?Ǭs a joke of a league. If Celtic were in the prem they would struggle to make the top half.
If Hooper was to move to Saints and play in the prem next year ( if we wentt up) he would become a much better player as he would playing against much, much stronger teams with much better defences.
The prem is one of the best leagues in the world whereas the SPL is a million light years away from that standard.
And Celtic fans get off their high horse about their amazing supporters because I have watched many games where Parkhead has not been anywhere near full.... and they have good away support because scotland is so small and they don?Ǭt have to travel far atall and I would like to see Celtic takes 3,000 fans to away games in the third division like Southampton did on many occastions.

So, stop trying to put us down and make out that Celtic are this amazing club who win titles and have the best supporters.

If he joins Saints it would be THREE steps forward.

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20 steps forward if you ask me!

maximus

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I cannot believe you think that Celtic could get even close to half way in the English Prem. there is no Scottish Team that could survive in the EPL and I would position them and the slightly better Glasgow team that play in blue around mid to bottom half of the Championship!

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Also I can't believe that Southampton fans believe that Hooper would be a decent acquisition. If you want to get to the EPL (and you are looking reasonable value for that) AND STAY THERE then you need more than Gary Hooper can offer up front. Fact!

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Maximus is an ....,probably never even been to Bloomfield road,knows zero about football,just a wind up merchant,read about football history maximus,your overrated league has more combined debt than a third world country.

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So why you so keen to join it then?

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Where's Bloomfield Road?

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EPL v SPL like comparing Caviar and Cod Roe. Now SPL v English Conference - now your talking!

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After that statement 50 steps forward!

maximus

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Wheres what ? history who?
debt when? third world why?

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11 Jan 2012 17:56:22
I wouldn't want Matt Ritchie! He looks ok in league two but we're building a squad for the championship and I don't think he'd cut it! We should knock this one on the head and do all we can to keep Pugh! It's a prolific striker we need... Anyone remember when Reading were a small club? Money changes things... Look at us in 3 years time..... Up the cherries

This is like the tenth Bournemouth fan I've heard saying reading are where they are because they're rich! Apart from prem years our average signing is of league one cost! Our strike force cost us less than a few marbles alone!

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We're talking about building a club. I remember elm park with 5000 average gates! Madjeski built you a club and the fans came, we know we're not the next man city but the promise of stability and a good team, good ground and the aim of being a championship club will bring in the fans, we are a massive town and to have an average of 6000 is shocking but the club has been from one crisis to another, reading is our Russian owners blueprint because he sees the potential in the town for a good football club like madjeski did! You came a long way in a short time thanks to that man

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11 Jan 2012 17:42:20
Adam johnson set to sign of loan until end of the season and cox and miller expected on tesside at 2pm today for medicals ay hurworth a head of a 3 million combined amount move 2 mill for cox and 1 for miller

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Thanks Mystic Meg....one question, what team are you on about?

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Teeside = boro

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11 Jan 2012 17:42:12
Spurs looking to cring back Beratov!

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11 Jan 2012 17:37:07
man utd in for jelavic, in the region of £8.5m offered, ally mcoist is considering the offer- wee wise rab wwr

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11 Jan 2012 17:22:24
So Let's start an interesting debate:

Readers proposals for best player through each decade starting say with the 60's. Here's my starter for 10. Just a few points to mention in my thinking (longevity of, and respect for, career has been considered noticing that I have included none of the undoubtedly talented players that made as much headlines for screwing up their lives, or parts of it as they do for those undoubted skills):

1960's: Pele
1970's: Cruyff
1980's: Dalglish
1990's: Zidane
2000's: Xavi
2010's: Messi (provisional but so far)

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60's i'd say pele 70's got to be gerd muller 80's maradonna 90's gianfranco zola 00's christiano ronaldo 10,s messi {Ed001's Note - what about Zidane? He was far better than Ronaldo!}

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Consider Gerrard and Ronaldo for 2000-2009; Platini maybe worth a mention earlier of course and also David Beckham (ok that one was a joke!)

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Now Maradonna, like Best, like Gasgoigne (sorry if spelt wrong Paul) was a complete mess off the field, and a short termist in "decent" football longevity, and no role model to anyone which is why he was not noted in my initial list (read the notes in brackets). Dalglish was (in my reckoning) the most complete and intelligent player of his era and a match (on his day) for the others on the list. Plus a pretty decent role model. I completely agree with Ed re Zidane (which is why I had him there) pure class personified!!

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11 Jan 2012 17:22:17
Southampton have managed to secure a work permit for Tadanari Lee upon appeal to the FA that Lee will add much to the game in this country. He will fly back to England tomorrow to sign the necessary contract and paperwork.

Source: Official Southampton Website

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I think I speak for all saints fans when I say Awesome

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11 Jan 2012 16:45:54
Oh and btw the winner of this years SPL does go straight into the group stages of the CL...so sort out ure facts b4 you come on and embarass yourself {Ed001's Note - 3rd qualifying round for the winners and runners up.}

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Why on earth wouth UEFA even allow for that to happen (have they gone mad). The SPL winner warrant a place only as far as opportunit to join EPL League 1, no more!

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11 Jan 2012 16:44:06
ESPN to show all Leeds games next season. Will put naked female presenter live in front of Kop - free beer and cash prize if you can hit Keown

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11 Jan 2012 16:43:52
Celtic WILL NOT be selling ANY 1st team players this window...straight from neil lennons mouth...and southhampton fans dont get too cocky coz your doing alrite in the english 2nd division and spending a bit of money...do you not remember hull?? And they are DIRE! Celtics squad is developing as a unit. Average age on matchdays of the entire squad is 22. We've unearthed some absolute bargains in ...wanyama, izaguiree, kayal, adam matthews...and with really promising youngsters bursting into the team. WE DO NOT NEED TO SELL and will not be selling...so forget about hooper, it aint gonna happen. He loves it up here...football and his off the field life. Its not as bad a place to be as you lot would love it to be...just ask larsson, hartson, suttin etc....they all loved it coz a were just simply a 'special club'...HAIL HAIL

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Who would really want to buy if you were to sell. You've not had a decent player since you sold Dalglish to Liverpool in the late 70's. A true Scot whilst he is even he knew then he'd have to move South to play real football to the level of his ability.

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11 Jan 2012 16:39:58
Bristol City In

Jason Roberts - Blackburn
David Templeton - Hearts
Ryan Stevenson - Hearts
Chris Wood - West Brom (P/Ex)

Out
Nicky Maynard - West Brom (1.9m + Chris Wood)
Jon Stead - Hudders
Lee Johnson - Yeovil
Nicky Hunt - Notts County
Yannick Bolasie Plymouth (Loan)

Swansea deal is all fiction

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11 Jan 2012 16:39:53
southampton told not to bother bidding for hooper unless they start at celtics valuation of £8m+

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11 Jan 2012 13:33:11
Ed any man united targets ? or norwich cos there a quality side ?

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If they are such a quality side why would they have targets?!

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Just another so called Norwich fan making the most out of there 1good year in there history

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11 Jan 2012 16:27:32
11 Jan 2012 10:45:46
10 Jan 2012 16:21:02
looks like matt ritchie is off :/ bournemouth are quite rich now and can offer better football
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Rubbish - Bournemouth are a small club and its a move back not up.

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Finally a swindon fan with a bit of sense!

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sorry but if swindon have a better team then most L1 teams why are they only 4th? anyway doubt this will happen as bournemouth are only looking for a striker now so you can stop moaning at each other! {Ed003's Note - Could you use the 'reply button' please,it saves us having to check posts over and over again, also it stops the page being cluttered with repeat posts. cheers }

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11 Jan 2012 16:24:50
Jordan rhodes staying at HUDDERSFIELD at least til end of season...... FACT! i would certainly put big money on that, doesn'twant to leave (yet) hoyle and clark just not interested in letting him go either. RHODES surely must get the national goldenboot? is they 1for the whole of the leagues? UP THE TERRIERS! when town go up if it'll honestly be norwich where goes to although could go higher

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He will leave if a Premier League club offer the money Huddersfield are rumoured to want

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Stoke are the best run club in england/wales

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11 Jan 2012 16:14:58
Why on earth would hooper want to move in January ? When celtic are chasing a domestic treble. If he goes it will be in the summer , which I still doubt would happen , would you want to play for a team who are battling relegation year after year never going to play European football ? Or continue to gain more experience being a WINNER & playing in a potentially world class team with an average age of 23.5 against top teams in Europe , think about it for a second before you open your mouth & spout out your usual " mickey mouse league " " EPL is best league in the world " Yawnnn

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EPL is not the best league in the world but it is not akin to the English conference whilst the Scottish PL is I am afraid. Oh and yes you raise another important point - that it is a complete joke that FIFA can afford the SPL a place for it's winning team (I cannot and will not refer to them as the champions) in the Champions League. They really have to get the BEST Teams in this competition and no Scottish Teams Qualify for that category I am afraid. Gary Hooper is a decent goal scorer at the level he is playing but he never looked above the standard when playing for Southend United also (English League 2).

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Mickey mouse league
Epl is best league in world

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Chasing a domestic treble! Lol! Is that the domestic treble that is acknowledged, in world football terms, as the equivelent of a San Marino qualifying for the World Cup!

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I'm not so sure Micky would lower himself!

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Why call it the champions league then if chelsea or arsenal play in it every year and theyve not been champions for years? {Ed003's Note - You might be best asking Sepp and the sponsors that one }

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Gary Hooper is a decent goal scorer at the level he is playing but he never looked above the standard when playing for Southend United also (English League 2).

im pretty sure he outscored Andy carroll when both where in championship and carroll went for 35m and hooper was with lowly Scunthorpe, is that right?.............

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Im referring to the 1st posters statement about SPL team in 'Champions League'

Why call it the champions league then if chelsea or arsenal play in it every year and theyve not been champions for years? {Ed003's Note - You might be best asking Sepp and the sponsors that one }
i dont need to ask SEPP or anyone else, its the money league not the champions league, thats what it comes down to, the rich clubs get a bigger share of the product and the smaller clubs get a lot less and share the crumbs..... {Ed001's Note - it is about time they returned to 1 place for the champions of each country and, if they didn't win their league, a place for the reigning champions. None of this 4th, 3rd and runners up to the Champions League any more. I am sick of fans in the Prem being more interested in their team getting 4th than winning a cup, it is wrong.}

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{Ed001's Note - it is about time they returned to 1 place for the champions of each country and, if they didn't win their league, a place for the reigning champions. None of this 4th, 3rd and runners up to the Champions League any more. I am sick of fans in the Prem being more interested in their team getting 4th than winning a cup, it is wrong.

Great response, why settle for fourth, its like an automatic right of failure, if its called the Champions league then let it be, but if its the 4 from England Spain Italy and 1 from scotland after they have 3 qualifiers then its not 'Champions' league its 'Money' League! feel free to comment... {Ed001's Note - I really can't stand what UEFA have done to football, it has become a joke and a not very good joke at that. The league stages are so boring to watch and it is hard to get excited until the last couple of games.}

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11 Jan 2012 16:07:47
Possible Leeds transfers by Feb 1st:
Andros Townsend (Season Loan)
Danny Pugh (500k)
Robbie Rogers (Trialist)
Kris Boyd (Free Agent)
Matt Ritchie or Mark Marshall (500k)
Andy Keogh (500k - 1mil)
Darren O'Dea (500k)

Billy Paynter (Nominal)
Ben Parker (Season Loan)
Paul Connolly (Nominal)
Ross McCormack (500k - 1mil)
Paul Rachubka (Nominal)


Signing improved deals soon will be Jonny Howson, Aidan White, Zac Thompson, Adam Clayton and possibly Alex Bruce, depending on performances.
wally

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11 Jan 2012 16:05:36
On Sky Sports News: John Terry in Shock move.

Oh yes they showed a clip of a Chelsea game and I am sure I saw him move. Shock!

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11 Jan 2012 15:59:30
Stephen Ireland to qpr to reunite with mark Hughes with whom he had the best days of his career this will leave Derry frozen out and only featuring in a bit part roll mark my words also villa have to sell to buy

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11 Jan 2012 13:04:27
would love to see lovenkrands back at rangers but i dont think ally wants him. i think rangers will wait till the last 2 days then try and get some 1 on the cheap. would love to see them get javi guerra seen on youtube looked good.good to see andy little back hopefully ally will give him a chance. good luck to big laff and whittaker on thier recovery from injury. johny..enniskillen loyal

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Better Ally recruit from the English conference if he can get those players to move down a level!

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11 Jan 2012 12:52:39
Ed025's Note - speculation my friend..we are desperate for money...but for any of our players to want to move to stoke, sounds sillly. why would they want to leave a club with our history and tradition, and fantastic support...to play hump ball..?

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Don't care if you post this, this is just for Ed025, whose constant Everton tinited glasses, keep him from seeing the truth, that Everton are no longer that much of an attractive option. FACT

Have to laugh at this constant 'lazy journo' patter. Your last goal against WBA was lumped in the box, hit and hope. You manager a total on 0 shots on target against us and for what it's worth, Cahill is past his best and overrated and personally, think we could do better. The fact is it doesn't matter where you have come from, it's where you're going. This is our 4th consecutive season in the Premier League currently sitting 8th and European football as well. I would concern yourself with Everton's failings a bit more. We'll see where players end up, but all we hear is Sunderland fans and Niall Quinn saying, 'Stoke can't afford KJ or he'll never end up there etc' the same with the last window regarding Crouch. Face it we are a more stable club with better finances and aspirations. There is no right or wrong football, only winning counts and lets see where our respective clubs finish. I appreciate that Everton have good history but so do Leeds, Sheffield Wed, Forest, Derby. The list goes on, where are those clubs now. {Ed001's Note - I have to say, Stoke's football is at least as entertaining as Everton's 10 men behind the ball style of football.}

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I'd have to agree, despite detesting Everton with a passion noone other than a keeper with a long kick and a centre forward with good ability in the air, but no passion for the passing game, should want to join Stoke. Their style is an embarrassment to the English Prem and the sooner relegated the better!

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Stoke= Giant cloggers

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11 Jan 2012 12:09:21
Bournemouth fans are a joke, stop posting about Matt Ritchie, he wouldn't join you if we accepted your pathetic bid, even your manager has said the deal is dead now shut up about it !!

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Thank god for that we want promotion not relegation! fair play to Bradbury for seeing sense and pulling out

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11 Jan 2012 11:43:33
Why are people so against pompey. just worry about your own clubs. I will never run down another football club because at the end of the day we all want to see our teams do well

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Perhaps because your blue few accepted success knowing you could not repay your debts......

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11 Jan 2012 10:45:46
10 Jan 2012 16:21:02
looks like matt ritchie is off :/ bournemouth are quite rich now and can offer better football
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Rubbish - Bournemouth are a small club and its a move back not up.

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I'd not want Ritchie for more than 500k. Not a question of being rich, we're only spending monies brought in from our sales. But good to have an invester...

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Look players dont want to go to Bournemouth you are too small and today you have bid for Tubbs and that has been rekected there is no way you will get Ritchie for 500k seems you bid upto 600k in November for him plus he has stated he wants to stay as there is a revolution going on at STFC and we will be abaove you soon in league status.

Just get used to the fact you are a small club and always will be.

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I wouldn't want Matt Ritchie! He looks ok in league two but we're building a squad for the championship and I don't think he'd cut it! We should knock this one on the head and do all we can to keep Pugh! It's a prolific striker we need... Anyone remember when Reading were a small club? Money changes things... Look at us in 3 years time..... Up the cherries

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If Bournemouth are now a club with money why is it you keep trying to sign players on the cheap and with instalments. the only good thing about Bournemouth are the babes on the beach in the summer

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Thats why 7 championship and premier league teams were watching him on saturday so Bournemouth bigger than them you are in cuckoo land. You wont make the championship L1 is your maximum you will ever achieve.

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Swindon Fans, just because you beat Wigan doesn't mean you are a 'revolution'! Matt Ritchie will come if we still want him. Then your team will be even worse! :)

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11 Jan 2012 10:10:58
and celtics trophy cabinet is full to the brim with english titles that are worth winning - 'we won the scottish league' woo feckin hoo ' rather with the johnstones paint trophy - p.s arnt you scots a bit jelous of swansea and cardiff playing in decent leagues?? i thought so, anyway have fun battling for the title on your own...

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Sad but true. best Celtic player likely to play English League 1 at best.

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11 Jan 2012 07:52:18
with so many ridiculous referee decisions made this season already, maybe its about time the refree's are made to explain their decisions to the viewing audience after the final whistle? - as we are made to pay so much to watch a sport which is becoming so heavily influenced by referee's then surely the least we deserve is an explanation for the decisions rather than them being just commented on in the TV studio!

ie...on-to-disallow-kenny-miller-goal {Ed025's Note - good shout

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Or lallanas that crossed the line....COYRs

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And the worste thing is that Spurs seem to be the team most benefiting from ref decisions this year. Maybe Harry is at his Bungs again?! Most of their games this year have been finished playing against less than 11 men (and v Stke they only played against 2 - the one that hoofed the ball forward and the one that tried to get on the end of it)!

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11 Jan 2012 00:10:20
I personally believe MON won't buy anbody this transfer wind, but I think players will be going:- bendtner, the sess, killgallon, turner, richardson, gardner but then again he will have to buy as this would leave us short. of the players rumoured tobe on safc's radar personally I'm not that impressed with them.

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But thats just a rumour {Ed025's Note - see title at the top of the page..

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What a load of rubbish, you got to be a deluded geordie

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