Football Banter Archive January 13 2012

 

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13 Jan 2012 23:07:10
Attention all SOUTHAMPTON FANS IF they sign Gary Hooper which il be surprised if they do it will be done behind the closed doors and will be an realistic price which we wont find out, this coming from a Saints fan.

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13 Jan 2012 23:06:33
I'm sick and tired of hearing Celtic and rangers would fail in the EPL, CELTIC and rangers are bigger clubs than most of the teams in the EPL, if Celtic and rangers had the money that the epl have coming in every season we could contend for the league not a problem, the english fa are scared to let us come down south because they know we would put in a great challenge every season, come on Celtic are one of the biggest followed teams in the world, give us 30+ million a season we would cause trouble in england and if you's stupid epl supports don't agree its because you's haven't a clue about how big a club Celtic and as much as it pains me to say rangers actually are and could be even bigger given the money, look at it back in the day when money didn't talk in football, Celtic won the european cup with a team that came from within 20 miles of parkhead, first time it ever touched british soil, so can all you english football supports open you eyes and stop talking bull, obviously you's haven't a clue what you's are talking about considering money gets thrown about in the epl, give us that coin and CELTIC or rangers can and will contend for the epl and champions league every season, HAIL HAIL, ITS A GRAND OLD TEAM TO PLAY FOR

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You really are deluded there are so many reasons us south of the border don't want you in our league the main one being your not English and haven't earnt the right to play in the epl, and before you say we have Swansea and Cardiff playing in our leagues although I don't agree with it least they have earnt their right so please feel free to join our non league and work you way up. O and one last thing football changes and just because you did well in Europe over 30 years ago that stands look at the other teams that have won it Forrest villa etc all with average players it would never happen again sadly so get with the times and enjoy your boring 2 horse race.

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Berwick Rangers are English,and play in Scotland.I am happy with being the most sucsessul club side in domestic football thanks.And playing in the champions league more times than we dont make it.I support the only team,that should rightfully be called Rangers.Ally

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Yeah one game in the champions league every season

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Rangers have been in the last four of the champions league under Smith.And big Eck had us in the last 16.And that is more than most small nations clubs..And Celtic have won the thing,as they keep reminding you.The only time that they want to be called British,is when there saying that they were the first British team to win it.Ally

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Even if celtic and rangers came to the PL u wouldn't compete straight away it would take years of good management etc as the big PLteams r miles ahead of u...not saying ur not big clubs as u clearly r in ur own right but its not all about how many fans u have got or how much money u got its about how the club is run as a whole...and also u wouldn't even be in european competition for at least the 1st few seasons as u ent got the players to compete amonst the elite PL teams and any scot that thinks otherwise seriously needs help

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13 Jan 2012 22:49:27
For information - Joe Elliott and Gary Hoffman are VERY close to what is going on at Coventry City; in fact they probably know more about what's happening with regard to signings and team selection than anyone connected to Sisu.

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13 Jan 2012 22:42:26
as KD said no transfers this january for Lpool

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13 Jan 2012 22:36:22
Wolves fan get a grip .Average for Wigan this season is between 17500 and 18000. Nothing wrong with that .Wolves are in the second largest city , Wigan in a small northern town. It takes time to build a fan base . Wigan has only existed since 1932 and only entered the league in 1978 so the crowds are OK. Dont get me wrong I wish the ground was packed every game , but its not . You are just another nob having a cheap shot at Wigan . People shouldhold Wigan up as a great example of what can be achieved by a small club .

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I don?ǨѢt want to be too pedantic here but A Manchester is the second largest city in England and B Wolverhampton is not in Birmingham, up until 2000 it was a town now it is a city {Ed001's Note - Birmingham is the 2nd largest city in England!}

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No Ed Birmingham is the second city but Manchester is the second largest {Ed001's Note - not by size of population it is not. If you are referring to Greater Manchester being bigger, that is a different thing.}

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Just googled it i stand corrected, yes must have meant Greater Manchester when is was told

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13 Jan 2012 22:15:53
Albert Adomah is god, not going anywhere.

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13 Jan 2012 21:21:16
nobody leaving kc stadium. really, why has mcshane joined palace then??

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13 Jan 2012 21:06:32
Some people are really stupid with the comments on here if bournmouth have loads of money why they sell all there best players for peanuts in the summer? and swindon have a big fan base ? they don't go through the turnstiles do they? what's your average home attendance you plum ! wind your neck in and pipedown .
And to those wee boys north of the border rangers and Celtic will never be in the pl and they will never be good enough to challenge englands finest fact you can't attract top players cos. your crap get used to your iron bru league

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Stay off the bad drugs, and keep taking the good drugs. you have anger issues

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Get over it Swindon, we got taken over by Maxim Demin last month so he's putting the money in. He is obviously happy to do this and its money and half his club. Last season was last season and now is now, let it go

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13 Jan 2012 20:59:48
cardif needs to count themselves lucky as they are playing in an ENGLISH league!!

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And swansea

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13 Jan 2012 20:54:20
Can we stop with all the fantasy posts about Hooper going to Southampton.
Why do you honestly think he would go to a small time club like yours?
Man is a proven scorer at every level he has moved up to.
We offer 60k crowds, idolised by fans, medal opps and europe.
Not seeing the same opps at you lot.
As for £6M, get real. Look at the inflated prices south of the border and then come back with a real offer!

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Here we go again 60k crowds, medals, europe, do we really have to shoot you down in flames again, your carp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You know something i hope saints do get hooper just to stop your constant drivel about 60k medals europe, get back to your two team league and leave us alone, looking forward to seeing you going out in 3rd qualifier champions league again

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I think it's just one guy mate. he can't seem to comprehend that because he made it happen on his playstation, it doesn't mean it's going to happen in real life.

you have to feel sorry for him....bless

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13 Jan 2012 20:50:46
What's with all these 'Facts' going round, I thought this was a rumour site

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This is a rumour/banter site....FACT

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13 Jan 2012 20:46:58
I am a Southampton fan and i know that we will be buying the full Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan squads as well as every player that we have been linked to.

Watch this space

btw Saints will sign 2/3 players plus Tadanari Lee, which will probably be a covering CB (Sean St. Ledger - unwanted by Leicester), a goal-scoring midfielder (Jacob Butterfield - yes i know hes injured but someone like him)and a new wing/striker(european or someone like Gary Hooper/Jay Rodreiguez)

Im not saying we will sign these players these are just examples of the sorts of players that i think saints should sign.

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I think all saints need apart from Lee is another winger.

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13 Jan 2012 19:59:00
Sky sports have said that could get someone before Newcastle game they said he was a young Tanlet they would not say who he was

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Never heard of Tanlet before. Is he any good?

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A young Tanlet? Who does he play for?

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13 Jan 2012 19:35:02
as usual norwich don't spend a bloody penny because of our tight board, bla bla bla idc about where we've come in 2 years I've been a season ticket holder for double figures and this money mentality won't keep us up in the long run. And yes, I'm a real Norwich fan before you question that. And I had the joy of watching Norwich get relegated from the Premiership 2005-2006. The joy of watching us bottle it against Fulham, we only needed a draw to stay up, and lost 6-0. We will never be a good club if our board doesn't stop being so bloody tight.

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^^ Oh grow up you baby

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That's because you have no money crap support and rubbish ground

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Well from a supporter who has gone through there team going into liquidation and almost going out of excistance your better off as you are whether you get relagated or not the tv money wont start rolling in till next year you dont want to go down the road leeds and portsmouth did

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Can't understand some Norwich fans, we Are 9th in the premier league with a team that cost less than £11.mil scoring more goals than most and are probably safe at this point, needing 3 or 4 wins from the next 18 to make sure, we are beginng to see daylight between the bottom 3 and us, Just take a look at the run in of their next 6, QPR have spent a fortune, they could easily be looking over their sholder come 5pm today. I know where I'd rather be, But at the end of the day if we finish anywhere out of the Bottom 3 that will be A good job well done

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13 Jan 2012 18:58:37
Jordon Rhodes spotted at upton park this afternoon

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13 Jan 2012 18:55:45
leicester bid accepted for billy sharp and offered him the highest ever weekly wage theve ever paid

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13 Jan 2012 18:38:30
Sure i've just seen Jon Stead leave the Galpharm!!

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13 Jan 2012 18:32:26
Ok ok, to all those making up rubbish regarding Huddersfields Jordan Rhodes and those insulting the price Town are supposed to asking....... Jordan Rhodes is a huddersfield Town player, our chairman is loaded with cash and says he ain't for sale so regardless of what you or the managers of clubs who want him think he's worth he will only be sold if someone matches what Deal Hoyle is willing to let him go for so cut the carp and insults, Town won't be bullied into selling anymore! End of story

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Well put lad promotin a must and we wont achieve that by selling our talisman like we did with stewart and stead utt

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13 Jan 2012 18:31:46
carlos tevez to real madrid

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13 Jan 2012 18:29:36
messi to man city 80 millon

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I'd say double that price and give him £300,000 grand a week and barcelona may sell

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13 Jan 2012 18:23:47
Matt rirchie will not be sold by Swindon in this window, we want 2million for him and nobody will pay that, he also wants to see the season out and go to wembley if we get there and earn a promotion with us if we can....

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Wow you lot are like a dog with a bone...... Let it go

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13 Jan 2012 18:22:18
Charlton Athletic looking at a possible loan deal for former Portsmouth wide man Matt Ritchie

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Has Matt put some weight on lately then?

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13 Jan 2012 18:17:21
Allan McGregor has trained all week but picked up a mysterious injury- nothing to do with the £3.75 million offer from Malaga.

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Rangers have knocked back £7 million bids from him before,from Sevilla and Sporting Lisburn.Why would we take half off that now?If we are so skint,why are we knocking back money from France for Edu?Get a grip McGregor,is worth more than £7 million.When Hearts got £9 million for Craig Gordon.And Alan McGregor is Scotland number 1 now.Since Gordon has had his injuries.Villa wanted McGregor to and Newcastle United.Ally

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13 Jan 2012 17:59:20
what a bunch of absolute skelpers the celtic fans on here are. You are all on here saying how well you would do in the premiership...youz have finished second 3 years in a row in the spl 2 a bad rangers team. get a grip of urselfs.

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13 Jan 2012 17:31:03
It's true McGugan has not been at his best. I just feel Lambert would be able to get the best out of him. He has the knack. I'd have liked to have seen Forest promoted and they were very close in the end last year, but whats happened at the City ground since will definitely not have been good for a player like him. A chance to shine in the prem might give him the nudge he needs to find that consistency. Especially with Lambert at Norwich. At his best, the close ball control he shows is top class. He obviously has plenty of talent and i reckon is worth a shot at 1.5m

Canary 101

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13 Jan 2012 17:26:51
Why would QPR sell Jamie Mackie? He has been one of our better players. Such tosh on here

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13 Jan 2012 17:18:51
weekend predictions is back!!!

brighton........2-1.......bristol city;
palace...........1-1.......leeds;
derby............3-2.......coventry;
doncaster......1-2.......cardiff;
hull...............3-1.......peterbro;
ipswich..........1-1.......blackpool;
leicester.........3-1.......barnsley;
middlesbro......2-2........burnley;
millwall...........1-1........brum;
forest.............2-2.......soton;
portsmouth.....2-2........west ham
watford..........2-2........reading;

a one off!
aberdeen.......2-1.........killy
celtic............3-1.........dundee
dunferline......2-2..........hibs
hearts..........3-2..........st mirren
motherwell.....3-1.........inverness
st johnstone...1-2.........rangers;

stick £1 on each game £18 total bet you win
but please dont gamble like me its bad!
but still bet you win.

maximus

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St Johnstone got a draw with Rangers,at Ibrox last time.And are playing better football than us just now.And Celtic are not playing Dundee.Dundee are playing in the first division.Maxi does not have a clue,keep your money in your pockets.Ally

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Yep , keep your money in your pockets , if your skint like ally! your getting desparate with your come backs ally!
dundee utd!
lets see hey!

maximus

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Can peel an orange in his pocket that Ally.

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Good call with the Rangers game.Pretty sure Killie will beat Aberdeen though.They are a better team,and play better football.Ally

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Freaky Hearts are winning 3 2 just now.

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13 Jan 2012 17:01:34
What the hell is going on? Keano could have done a better job given the time Jewell is just passing the time of day away, get the Pratt out now while there is still time befor teams like Scunthorpe are an home fixture next season

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Give jewell a 2 yr contract that should see ips**t in the blue square premier

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Totally agree there mate cos i backed them to win the league

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13 Jan 2012 16:58:36
Latest on Rhodes & Sharp, everyone is getting really really bored of rumours about you

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13 Jan 2012 16:49:12
for you lot who think marvin sordell will go to nowrich for £1.3 mill then your an idiot.... we rejected a £3 mill bid from southampton last time round??

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Didn't know Southampton bid. Was this in the summer? Shame, he'd have been a good player.

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13 jan 2012 16:48:22
new manager new start he must have been promissed money or he wouldnt have come to preston

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13 Jan 2012 16:43:41
I swear Ben Marshall already signed a new deal at stoke not long back (about a month)

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13 Jan 2012 16:28:17
Some people who write on here must have just escaped! Trotter to Bournemouth! And for 1.2 mill with mcquoid ! More chance of us signing messi. Lies upon lies on this site

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You mischievous sod! Stop winding the poor boys up

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13 Jan 2012 16:18:56
Yawn, lets face it Bournemouth are in a higher league because they are a better team than Swindon............just live with it!

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13 Jan 2012 16:18:10
To all the crazy Southampton fans that think they are some sort of super club, jos hoiveld could not get a game for your reserves hence he left to you for pennies after his second loan spell. I don't really think you have a half chance of taking a decent player such as hooper. Just can't see it guys.

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I expect Hooper would like to escape the micky mouse league called the SPL! Signing for Saints is a route to the promised land of the Prem.

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'Celtic's Jos is Saints gain'. You apparently bought him for £2M and Lennon described the sale as 'good business for Celtic' so how many pennies did you sell him for? He's scored 3 goals for us, so far, and hardly put a foot wrong. Hooper, of course, already knows what an excellent coach Adkins is.

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13 Jan 2012 16:06:06
Rangers will win the league
haha joke
hail hail

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13 Jan 2012 16:04:57
Gary Hooper will be going nowhere he loves celtic FACT!!!!

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Yeah as much as bent loves money

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If 'fact' is shouted it never is.

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13 Jan 2012 15:53:37
everton got a good deal in gibson if they got him for less than 2 million thats the average price for a non league player theese days looks like cahill is on his way tho now

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I have listed below all the non league players who have cost £2,000,000.





Apologies if I've missed anyone.

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^ The non-league £2m players made me laugh.

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13 Jan 2012 15:38:58
I'm a Bournemouth fan and have been told to come and look at this site as Swindon are getting their knickers in a twist and I would like to say this is a "transfer rumour" site and I imagine it isn't even Bournemouth fans posting about this Ritchie character as it is common knowledge a bid was made followed by a few others. Yes Bournemouth have now got a few bob and are bidding for lots of players and I do have a bit of sympathy for Swindon because for as long as I can remember clubs with a few bob have always nabbed our players for nowhere near their Market value, as recently as last season when we lost an entire team to be precise. Unfortunately that's football but although probably a bit unfair for Swindon to attack Bournemouth like they have but when championship clubs were circling ings, Pittman, Feeney etc didnt we all get defensive? What I am trying to say is things are very exciting and we're all getting carried away a bit but what will be will be, once the transfer window shuts look at who's come in, get behind them and the team and don't rise to it! It's all getting a bit silly now

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13 Jan 2012 15:26:51
I am very disappointed we have not signed a striker this week and feel we could be out of promotion places this weekend we need a big name and fast otherwise prem dream will be over honest saints fan

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Teddy Sheringham a big long name.

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Your also an extremely impatient Saints fan. Even if we are out of the automatic promotion places this weekend, there is stll a long way to go.

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13 Jan 2012 15:15:20
Whatever happened to Sol Campbell this window?

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Who cares about that waste of space?

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13 Jan 2012 14:24:23
been using this site for 2 weeks now and 2 sets of fans have struck me as being completely deluded and irratating...southampton and celtic. hav never heard so much nonsense in my whole life!

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Add Swindon Town to that list for claiming they're paying a player 30000 a week and are a "massive club" who are premiership bound every 5 minutes. Ridiculous

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I think that you have to take it with a pinch of salt. It says we're paying Jarvis £30K a week. We don't even have a player called Jarvis, let alone pay anyone that much.
Woosh... right over your head, mate.

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Deluded is the most irritatingly over used insult on this site. Who do you support?

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13 Jan 2012 13:38:06
Norwich manager Paul Lambert admits he is frustrated he cannot attract players in the transfer window because the club cannot compete with the wages paid by the rest of the Premier League.

Lambert has handed a list of targets to the club but so far has drawn a blank in his attempts to persuade anyone to go to Carrow Road.

And that is despite a stirring first half of the season which has seen Norwich in the top half of the table with a healthy 25 points and playing free-flowing football.

Lambert said: "We're not making inroads. It's frustrating. We can't do the wages, that is a problem.

"The lads need a hand but you have to bring them (reinforcements) in to play. It's no good bringing people in here that I think are not going to play or be a squad player or just make up the numbers.

"At the minute we are not making any headway.

"People have the wrong perception of the money Norwich have got to spend. You hear funds are available all the time, but when you look at the prices we can't compete with that. We are nowhere near. It's hard.

"The club two years ago was flat on its face. We have a structure here which might stabilise it, but you still have to get players in you think could help.

"You'd love to be linked with players of £10million and £12million and pay their wages but we're not and that's the reality of it."

Lambert believes Norwich are victims of the speed of their success, which has seen a seven-year plan to take them from League One to the Premier League achieved in two.

The Norwich boss, who predicts there will be few significant deals across the Premier League in January, urges fans to be realistic and insists the club is not set up at present to scour Europe for bargains.

He said: "Because we are in the Premier League people assume we are going to do what QPR do. You can't do it. The money they are talking about, we can't compete with it.

"The quickness of the thing that has transpired (at Norwich) makes it really tough. There was a seven-year plan and all of a sudden it is blown out of the water in two.

"The European route might be one the club goes down (in the future) but at the minute we have to set things in place. You have to walk before you can run.

"I don't think Norwich will feel the benefit of the Premier League until they are two or three years in it because of the finances."

Norwich visit West Brom tomorrow with revenge on their minds, considering Roy Hodgson's side won 1-0 at Carrow Road earlier this season. They can also strike a psychological blow ahead of their FA Cup fourth-round tie against Albion later this month

Lambert said: "We are playing very well. We look as if we can hurt teams and we are going there with a lot of confidence. I've got no problem with the lads who are here, they have been brilliant for me this season."

Goalkeeper John Ruddy, who returns after missing the FA Cup win against Burnley after his partner gave birth to their daughter, will be looking to keep the first clean sheet of the season.

Lambert will make a late decision on defender Marc Tierney after a groin problem while Elliott Ward and James Vaughan are back in training after knee injuries but still a couple of weeks off returning.

Lambert, however, who has also failed in attempts to bring in players on loan, just cannot wait for the transfer window to close.

He said: "It's not great, people panic, you get asked the same things week in and week out, when it closes you don't have that distraction, you just go with what you've got and do everything you can to stay in the league. I'll be glad when it's over."

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What utter sh*t. do u think pl dont know he cant have loanees as he alredy has 2.

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Yawn! What a long post for a small club

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Does that mean i've wasted my time reading the hundreds of Norwich transfer rumours over the past couple of weeks?

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Yawn,another top six supporter

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Yes but we don't have any megga bucks hasbeens fireing blanks Carroll Torress, Arsenal 1 man team had to bring in an old Frog to beat a not so famouse Leeds.

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^^When and if you reach the top 6...i dare say we will all know about it.

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13 Jan 2012 13:30:58
Am I missing something with this whole Matt Ritchie thing? Swindon are 4th and struggling in the 4th tier of English football which is probably the weakest it has ever been this year and Bournemouth are supposedly building for the championship with wealthy owners but are hinging all there effort and energy on buying this Ritchie fella who isn't even Swindons best player in a very poor Swindon side? Looks like this Bournemouth revolution might be a job for Sven :/

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Judging by your comment you really no nothing about football. If swindon Were such a poor team then it doesnt look good for wigan in the premier league. Swindon has built a good team which could easily cope in league one and even the championship. Please before making silly comments look at form one defeat in 19 is not bad reading...

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Plus the fact that Swindon are claiming they are paying him 30000 a week????

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13 Jan 2012 13:14:32
Whether the Ravel Morrison rumour is true or not, they do let hot prospects go. Gerard Pique departed for a measly £3.5m. He is now worth 10 times that

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Well thats 1 name another

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Ronnie Wallwork :/

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13 Jan 2012 12:20:21
Wolves fans make me laugh, as if any of your players are too good for Stoke? A glimpse of the league table tells its own story. Why would Stoke want any of your players anyway when your best player (Henry) failed to make the grade at the Britannia?

I know McCarthy must have had a few blows to his head in his time (just look at his nose!) but even he knows that Stoke are a much bigger club than Wolves.

Elekobi won't be coming to Stoke - we don't want/need him, we fry much bigger fish these days.

With the possible exception of Walsall, Wolves are the runt of the West Midlands litter - even Birmingham are bigger than Wolves and they are in the Fizzy Pop league!

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Yes Stoke are doing well, top half of the league, in the europa league trips to Wembley BUT they are only averaging a few more at home than Wolves and this is your most successful period in your clubs history. How long can your chairman bank roll your team because there is no way you are self sufficient with that size of gates, your brand of football has a short shelf life so enjoy while it lasts

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Wolves will be lucky to keep any player when they drop through the door to Chumpionship football, At least they will be able to admire the new empty stand

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13 Jan 2012 12:15:44
as a northampton fan think ive looked how fellow strugglers are bringing players ive seen whove plymouth signed they are getting a good team together should start climbing up the table very soon

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13 Jan 2012 12:09:41
if celtic are so financially well off and have all these great billionaires on the board why is it they dont go out and pay big money for big players? Ther top target is baba diawara who would cost 5mil and is a goal machine. if they bought him and a good 5mil centre half they would win the league..surely 10 million to a team as well off as celtic make themselves out to be with these billionaires we keep hearing about on the board shouldnt be a problem? at a time when rangers are badly struggling for money celtic should be trying to build a team who rangers cant compete with on the park, yet we hav won 3 in a row and are only 2points behind in the league this year. My team might be skint but we r still laughing at celtic..and ther complete lack of ambition. At least rangers gave it a bash once upon a time!

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Because the league is not one that great players want to play in.
You can get away with Championship players up there.
Great support, but naff league!

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And look where you are now. Trying to do a deal with the taxman

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It's because they are good businessmen, hence why they are billionaires and why you lot are facing extinction.
they also know that there is no point in spending 10m on 2 players in a league such as the spl, when hooper, izzy, kayal, matthews, ledley and ki were bought for around half that amount, and can be sold for a much bigger profit than 2 guys at 5m

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13 Jan 2012 11:37:53
Billy Sharp will not be leaving
Doncaster until atleast the summer.
He has made sure his wage demands
are way above what the other clubs
are prepared to pay. The reason Billy
will be sticking with Donny is because
of the recent trajedy over his son and
he feels that he owes something to the
club for their support. Finally why would Billy move to Leicester? yes they have alot of
money but league form doesnt show
any signs of progress. He would be
better off waiting for a team like
West Ham or a lower premier league
team where he will be playing at the
top flight of football.

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We'll see i'd think his loyalty would be to get whats best for his family, both now and the future. The amount LCFC are offering would certainly do that and he wouldn't have to uproot his family.

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Ooh it's a nice try but you might want to take a wee peek at www.thisisleicester.co.uk and read the lead story. Sharp has all but signed and City 'expect' him to be in place before Saturday, Loyalty is great isn't it. {Ed001's Note - to be fair to Sharp, Donnie have asked him to move as they want (or need, I am not sure which it is) the money they will get.}

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13 Jan 2012 11:25:58
Lucas Podollsky and Wesley Sneijder -Both available-to play either side of Gerrard?

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Get a grip fella ! aint going to happen , you aint that good anymore !

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13 Jan 2012 11:03:16
OMG that team that refuse to play football. Hump and run!

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didn't seem to mind when you were playing like that under Big Sam!?!, Maybe you should go back to that because the with Sh t that is playing on your grass at the minute, the mushrooms will be 10ft.

Blackburn....ha ha ha ha

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13 Jan 2012 11:00:52
Stoke+Giants+Pulis=Rugby
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Oh, I see what you did there..clever, let me try.

Stoke City+Peter Coates+Tony Pulis, a manager who has never been relegated as a manager+ 26000 passionate home fans every game + a Fortress that most opposition players dont like visiting + promotion to the top flight x4 (consecutive seasons) + 2 trips to Wembley + Europa League qualification = 1 very successful team, going from strength to strength and getting up all the purist's nose along the way!

Love Math.

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You forgot cloggers, fouling, and towels under their shirt to dry the ball...thats Rugby i guess!

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13 Jan 2012 10:52:29
Stoke can hardly be called a footballing club though can they? Stoke Giants Rugby club.

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Swing Low....Sweet Chariot! I love that it gets up the 'purists noses about Stoke. Just because we don't play tippy tappy football. I think some people need educating about football, it is very simple really. If the team gets the ball into the net more times than the opposition, then they win. Simples, no manual to say it must also be passed 150 times beforehand.

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You're right of course, it's not called the Beautiful game or anything. They should call it hoofball just so you lot of cloggers feel better about yourselves - cos if you love your style of 'football' so much, why do you feel the need to defend it? Why not just sit back and look smug when you win the premier league over those morons who play 'tippy tappy football' - oh wait, Stoke are crap, i forgot. Looks like hoofball is working real well, this time next year Rodders...

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Stoke? pfft! Poor mans Wimbledon

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13 Jan 2012 10:27:46
Norwich aare loving life in the prem! and also our manager is on top form for our club let us injoy the time because i think were staying up ..... OTBC!

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You enjoy being beaten by a combined 9-2 against Chelsea, Spurs, Utd and Man City? What a strange lot you are.

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You're obviously not a real football fan,just a gloryhunter.Stick to FIFA12

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13 Jan 2012 10:10:34
celtic fans crack me up, i mean listen to urselfs...banging on about billionaires on your board. Your boards biscuit tin is sealed shut with super glue, padlocked and chained up. Desmond IS a billionaire but doesnt invest any money worth note into your team. Rangers, a team on the brink of administration, have won the league three years running because your board hasnt spent big. The saying goes put your money were ur mouth is. So stop runnin ur mouths. yous wont spend big in january AGAIN and rangers will probably win the league AGAIN.

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But celtic arent on the brink of extiction because of fraudulently buying their way to titles on the back of taxpayers money

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13 Jan 2012 09:47:35
Blackburn, Swansea, Bolton, Arsenal, Southampton, Liverpool, Fulham, Newcastle, Norwich etc:

Watford value Marvin Sordell VERY highly indeed, but you'd almost be paying a million for every league goal he's scored from open play this season! (6). We are talking about a striker who has a career total of 21 Watford league goals, currently 18 players ahead of him on the top scorers list, a failed partnership with each of the 3 Watford strikers, a tiresome habit of punting from 30+ yards and an ego which has grown at an alarming rate over the past 12 months! This kid is nothing special.

For all of you, £4/£5m could either buy outright or contribute to the signing of a striker who could do the job Sordell can't. He's hardly setting the Championship alight, so what makes you beleive he would acheive ANYTHING in the Premier League? He won't be rescuing Blackburn, he won't take Newcastle into Europe - the only place he has any chance of success would be with Swansea and Danny Graham. Even then, much more than £1.5m from ANYBODY would be daylight robbery.

Let this be a fair warning from a supporter who watches Sordell weekly. But by all means sign him - we could do with the money for a ST CB R/LW CM and a GK!

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Think he would suit big sams punt and run football at west ham then?.... lmfao

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13 Jan 2012 09:20:14
I think there are some delusional and in denial supporters

Fact Celtic have a global fan base and would attract 60,000 to every home game which we regularly do

Fact Celtic only get a few million per year despite the biggest Sky viewing audiences regularly for Old Firm and other Ning games

Fact Celtic have beaten Blackburn , Liverpool and Man Utd in Europe as well as AC Milan and Barcelona with negate resources

Fact Celtic cannot attract players of highest calibre because of the SPL perceive status in football

Fact Celtic with the money from RPl an parachute payments etc would in a few years of settling in be in Top 5 consistently as they would have menu from raising board
They would get a return on investment with the riches available down south

Fact Sky want Celtic and Rangers as its box office and its Everton and Blackburn and Fulham and QPR who don't want additional competition for Europe and also the relegation places .

Lets be honest Celtic have the capacity to be as big as any of current EPl clubs but limited by market forces {Ed001's Note - how is it facts? Give it a rest, it is conjecture how you would do, certainly wouldn't be in the top 5 because of your fanbase. Any more delusional nonsense about how Sky desperately want you in England etc I am just going to delete. Sky want 4 Old Firm games a year, they don't care about you moving to England, they can make more from you being up there.}

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Every Scotsman I've ever met is deeply proud to be Scottish, so why do you even care about the English leagues? Surely you'll be happier staying north of the border and leaving our 'wee' clubs to fight it out amongst ourselves.

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Fact celtic only get 60,000 for OF games and another fact IT AINT GOING TO HAPPEN. It is getting really boring now you can rabbit till the cows come home but please do it on your own boards and leave this one for some proper banter

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And another quick FACT before I go you never mention the diddy teams that regularly punt you out of europe

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Every scots man is deeply proud to be scottish yet half of them live, work and breath in engalnd ! cant be that proud can you?

maximus

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Let's hope the residents of Scotlandshire get their wish and become independent. That would instantly mean that all the scroungers on benefits would need to reapply as they would no longer be a part of the UK and would therefore mean they would no longer be entitled to many of the handouts they already receive and would have to pay for their own Iron Bru in future. It would also put an end to the childish notion of the two smallest big clubs in the world joining the EPL, happy days! Rebuild the wall and make them pay to get in.

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Scotland pays its way in the union.And London gets more hand outs,and is the most subsidised area off the UK.Its time that the English read the Gers report.And find out who is subsidising who.Also Barnett does not take into account,the off set off oil and gas revenue,that would be Scottish.If the nation was Independant.Sorry to get political on you.But I am sick off these English people bringing it up,in a football forum.And I feel pretty let down,with the Ed for printing them.Just thought that I would let you know,the other side of the argument.Ally {Ed001's Note - and when would you get the opportunity to point out that Scotland's oil and gas more than pays Scotland's keep, if I didn't post them? The only reason that Scotland has been held in the Union is the oil and gas, it is worth too much.}

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And what happens when it runs out. What you going to do for an armed forces, salmond will put 100's of thousands out of work matey including 14500+ in faslane when he gets rid of nucs 4k in rosyth when the carriers move south etc etc do you think oil will pay for all that without your taxes going through the roof, free prescriptions forget that as well, you won't be able to afford to have a pint and watch footy that will be taxed to the hilt, heho though you'll be healthy as fook. PS get used to the euro it will be your currency soon

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The drugs have been paid for.So that is not even a valid argument.And the armed forces argument is notr even valid.Its the unionists that are shutting RAF bases down up in the Highlands.And that is why the Russian fleet,got so close off our coast.10 days before Xmas,to shelter from a storm.The ecomony will be built up,when the oil is gone.And according to Cameron,on his last trip to Aberdeen.He said that there is plenty off it left.And that is why he is trying so hard to keep Scotland in the union.Even when it means cosying up to Milaband.Brown inviting Thatcher to number 10,was the last straw for some Scots.Cameron poking his nose into the referndum debate,will be enough to lose them 1000 off voters.How dare they try and go against my democratic rights as a voter.When I voted for the SNP,to hold the referndum under my terms.And they got elected,and should be left in peace,to do just that.In any other domocratic nation,this would never happen.What happened to the rights,of the Scottish electarit?We gave the SNP the authority,to hold the referendum in our name.For them to meddle in our affairs,goes against our civil liberties.Ally

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Armed forces not even an arguement tell that to the thousands of people who live and work and rely on them,Raf bases have been replaced by army so thats punted that one pal, if the economy is built up when oil runs out what happens next are you saying you'll have built up enough resources to survive for ever without it. The drugs have been paid for ok so you've paid for drugs forever have you never needing to restock? Think you've been on them pal. I agree Ca person should keep his beak out, the SNP were doing a good enough job of losing the vote by themselves, and before you ask i live in Scotland and have done for 32 years. Anyway back to football the SPL is still carp

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13 Jan 2012 08:55:40
Nah, can't see it. At Wolves, his supreme physique and amusing celebrations make him a popular figure. At Stoke, Pulis will make him dive into tackles, rip at opposing players' shirts, stand on top of opposing goalkeepers and con referees, not to mention humping the ball up field. Please don't allow this to happen to him.
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Coming from a team who has that dirty, horrible little s*@t Karl Henry, I would keep quiet about tackle etc.

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Karl henry?
the same karl henry that has been called into england provisional squads....
walk on.

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13 Jan 2012 08:24:43
Bournemouth won't get trotter and mcoid for 1.2 million when other teams value trotter that and more on his own lol

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Fees for both accepted (believed to be slightly more than 1.2) contracts apparently been accepted by Josh but Trotts is thinking it over. I like Josh but he's training with the kids so if we are going to double our money on him its a no brainer

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13 Jan 2012 08:21:29
Ipswich want a host of players to help them stop the drop
Such as:
Scott Loach(Watford)
Marc Little(Peterborough)
Sean St Ledger(Leicester)
Liam trotter and James henry(millwall)
Keith Andrews (Blackburn)
They will play

Loach
Little ledger sonko cresswell
Trotter
Henry Andrews
Martin Carson
Scotland


And the St ledger deal is done and dusted
Leicester just want him for the cup replay as they are short on numbers at the back!

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13 Jan 2012 08:10:16
Swindon are richer than you all think but dont want to flash it about like Bournemouth because that's not Di canios style and we have a massive fan base and Bournemouth are jealous and we are paying Jarvis 30000 a week so he wouldn't want to go to Bournemouth as they won't natch that and we are buying lots of players to get in prem {Ed001's Note - no player in League 1 is paid 30k a week!}

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Or league 2 which Swindon are in for that matter

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Swindons total wage bill wont reach £30,000 per week, their gates arnt big enough to allow it. Bryher Pilgrim

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13 Jan 2012 07:57:20
To in particular Southampton fan's who have opinion Old Firm players will further their career by joinig them its just not TRUE. Rangers toiling financially at moment but if they along with Celtic were giving as much tv money as you guys they would wipe the floor with all Championship clubs FACT.

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You're having a laugh, neither side would get out of the Championship at the first attempt.

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13 Jan 2012 06:33:04
Yeah reality check Robins fans, Constable would NOT favour going to a LEAGUE"2" club xx

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13 Jan 2012 05:41:15
but we are still in europe though, even if we did lose an fa cup final ( by the way at least we got to the final )

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13 Jan 2012 02:32:09
as a southampton fan i knew we wouldnt sigh lukus or sharp cos adkins dont tell no one who hes after maybe we may all shock u all and sigh someone better then the pair u just dont know and thats the way it should stay end of!!

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13 Jan 2012 01:31:11
i agree celtic would struggle in the championship i went to see them under mowbray at celtis park when saints wher in league 1 and it was the worst game of football ive ever seen,i recon they would drop into league 1 cos they where confrence standard

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Ummm...going by your logic of seeing teams under previous managers, i watched them play under martin o'neil and i can guarantee you that they would win the premiership


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13 Jan 2012 01:31:01
leeds to swap Luciano Becchio and alex bruce for peter clarke and gary roberts of hudds

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13 Jan 2012 00:36:47
By the way helgurdson was not at Fulham when Hughes was in change of them

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13 Jan 2012 00:25:50
mark hughes also want
boby zamora can u see
this ed {Ed003's Note - Only link is he managed him before,where are we going with this? Robinho next ? }

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13 Jan 2012 00:20:20
Qpr boss mark hughes
wants to make
Roque santa crus
his first signing
can u see this one ed {Ed003's Note - not sure of the details with his current loan but could be a good shout }

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12 Jan 2012 23:55:06
West Ham will move for Marvin Sordell if they miss out on Jordan Rhodes.
Meanwhile they have to wait to secure a deal for Jimmy Kebe after he asked for more money. West Ham are expected to return.
Finally the Hammers were in talks with QPR winger Jamie Mackie but Mark Hughes has pull plug for now whilst he settles in.
Sources Jim Munro Times Journo.

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12 Jan 2012 23:51:54
wigan athletic ins and outs

outs-
Hugo Rodallega - Sunderland/fullham 7mill
Victor Moses - liverpool 12mill
Mohamed Diame - everton 4mill
Jordi Gomez - wolves 2mill

ins
Mame Biram Diouf - man utd - loan
Ravel Morrison - man utd- loan
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - arsenal - loan
Chris Brunt - WBA - 5mill
George Elokobi - wolves - 3.5 mill

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Dunno about the rest but Chris Brunt is out for up to 3 months with a broken ankle.

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