Football Banter Archive May 18 2012

 

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18 May 2012 23:00:56
notts county defender krystian pearce - derby for 300k - seriously?

owner turned down 500k in jan for him so why would he go for that, even though he is for sale

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18 May 2012 22:18:44
Heard over a week ago AVB had been interviewed for the West Brom job. Today again I've heard he's had a second interview. My £20 @ 50/1 was just a punt but why is he now as low as 9/1 ? Ed what you know ? {Ed013's Note - Honestly I hope you put a bet on it and it pays off, but hand on heart, he wont go to West Brom. If I am wrong please come back and tell me how much you won}

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Not to be a smart ar$e Ed013, but if he put £20 on 50/1, you shouldn't need him to tell you how much he has won later...
Just saying

(it would be £1k by the way, save you getting that calculator out)

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18 May 2012 22:51:20
Huddersfield town to sign former Leeds favourite Alan smith on three year contract and jermaine beckford as back up to Jordan Rhodes

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After what your scumbag supporters did to him. Not a chance. Hope the Blades smash you in the final.

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18 May 2012 22:49:05
I've been using this site for four years now and if you go through my past posts I've broken many stories from Kaka to Madrid, Torres to Chelsea and Suarez to Liverpool way before any journalists did. I am reliable is what I'm trying to say and post on here what I am told from various sources.

Anyway, Grant Holt was approached by a number of clubs (Sunderland, Stoke, Everton) but I'm hearing he will be moving to Goodison Park to partner Jelavic. Who will Lambert replace him with? Free agent Michael Owen. Yes expect the former Liverpool and Man Utd striker to sign for the canaries within the coming weeks...

On the Liverpool manager situation; FSG are looking at a number of people to fill the boots of Kenny but I highly doubt Martinez will be an option they go for. It's a toss up between AVB and Benitez but Fenway Sports are supposed to favour the younger man and don't want to replicate another 'fan favourite' situation with Rafa like they had with Dalglish.

Hazard to City is a dead cert, meaning Johnson will probably move to either Spurs or Liverpool for around £10m. Van Persie is also on City's wish list but Inter and Madrid are also interested.

***InsideR***

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18 May 2012 22:47:35
18 May 2012 14:26:15
Michael Owen in talks with Graham Turner about a player coach role at Shrewsbury Town


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He's taliking to Di Canio at Swindon about a player / Coach role....providing he can replace PDC in a year when PDC moves on! Swindon certainly a place that ex players cut their managerial teeth.
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Both are wrong as he has strong links with a move to some to Championship clubs and some lower premier league teams, a career in coaching can wait

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18 May 2012 22:44:12
Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph has emerged as a transfer target for Bristol City

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18 May 2012 22:31:10
I know that players should be more loyal but Bates needs to recognise that in order to succeed, we need to compete with what other teams are offering players. If we lose Mccormack and Snoddy then it looks like it will be another season of being mid-table or even a relegation fight! Sort yourself out Bates!

MOT

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What just throw the money at the fat striker? Sell him replace him move on, we have a problem with our players sometimes , they have some good games in the season and go missing the rest of the time and they seem to think they become superstars, Ross is about 2 stone over weight he gets tired quickly, complete joke White and snoddy are next, becchio is the only realistic player at our club, think warnock should add a few more to the plans of building a new squad, plenty better talent out there that have good heads on them

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18 May 2012 22:11:55

18 May 2012 15:12:39
Doncaster have bid for 2 mystery players, we understand 1 is the current captain of his club. Wonder who it could be?
John Terry!
One of them is gary monk from swansea mate! and the other one is nathan eccleston from liverpool.

How do you knwo this?
One of the 2 myster bids is lewis grabbon as i work in the doncaster media team the other im not alloud to name

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You work in the Doncaster media?

Unlikely, you can't spell and your grammar is terrible - Think up a better lie

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18 May 2012 22:07:09
Southampton expected to announce some bogs ins and outs at the club with a transfer swap on the cards with Rickie Lambert heading away form St.Marys and going to Stoke City with Cameron Jerome heading down to the south coast along wiht Manchester Uniteds Michael Owen.

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Yeah right

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Why would we ever swap lambert for jerome the team is built around him

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Haha i knew it 1 man team ;)

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We're not but better than being a 0 man team :(

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18 May 2012 22:05:56
Guardiola to Liverpool don't make me laugh

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I disagree he wants to visit the beatles museum

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18 May 2012 21:49:59
Portsmouth F.C Former Owner Balram
Chainrai Has Put in a bid for them
most of squad will still go but mainly free agents and loans will be coming in for example
Gabour Gypes

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18 May 2012 21:48:09
Lambert and holt want out of Norwich they both don't want to get relegated next year, sinking ship springs to mind

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18 May 2012 21:41:02
From a source working inside QPR. Craig Bellamy to sign, apparently done deal. Also Kenny off to probably Leeds, Robinson maybe number 1 next season. Derry and Hill offered contract extentions as reward for excellent season

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18 May 2012 21:28:55
Michael Owen will move to West Ham or Blackpool, whoever gets promoted tomorrow!

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18 May 2012 21:20:47
Seagulls swoop for Swanson

Brighton are in talks with out-of-contract Dundee United player Danny Swanson's representatives over a move to the Championship. Hibs and Aberdeen are also interested in the 25-year-old winger but he would prefer a move south. (Express)

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18 May 2012 20:58:33
any cardiff news
alot of players left
not much talk of any coming in
the squad was small last year god help us this year !

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18 May 2012 20:43:40
David Connolly set to sign a new 1 year contract extension with premiership club southampton. This is likely to quash any further intrest in Michael Owen.

The following saints players are to be released which will be public tomorrow morning on www.saintsfc.co.uk...

Lee Holmes-Released. Joining Swindon on a free

Bartosz Bilakowsk [GK]i-Released. Set for Barnsley

Raidi Jadai-Retireing Taking up Defensive coaching role with the saints.

Ryan Doble-Released. Set for AFC Bournemouth

Tommy Forecast-Released [contract terminated]

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Connoly's been released shows what you know

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But i got the others right you mug, so?

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18 may 2012 20:40:30
this is a known fact barnsley to
sign emile heskey source barnsley club shop this is 150 percent accurate

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No it isn't.

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18 May 2012 20:39:40
Kevin Doyle will return to Reading this summer for £4.25 million. Brian is fond of Kevin and believes in can play a vital part in Reading's ambition to remain premiership status. Yakubu also but wages too high as in wants £30k a week. Carlos Sanchez is also a key target for mid-field due to him being out of contract. Nicky Hammond met with Carlos this week (apparently). Also Nicky Shorey is in talks following his release from WBA as support for Ian Harte. Jordan Rhodes is also on the cards with Church going on loan the other way for the season. Stranger things have happened.

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Take him please doyle has run his course here great servant

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18 May 2012 20:37:53
brighton in:
mattock
swanson
bouba diop
kirkland
vokes
shownumi

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Vokes no, showumni no. They are not good enough for us. The rest are possible. We need to sign an experienced prem/championship striker.

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18 May 2012 20:33:40
Lee Hughes to crystal palace,,,,,FACT,,,,,

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18 May 2012 20:32:46
Southend's Ryan Hall has agreed a move to Shrewsbury Town.

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18 May 2012 20:25:02
All u saints fans that think we are going to spend millions are deluded we do our business in a clever way signing young hungry players or bargains, I have it from a good source we will be signing... Joe Lewis FREE Reo-Coker FREE Danny Gufrie FREE Michael Owen FREE with 3 money signings beleived to be Nathan clyne a young english right back and Watford Pacey centre back Adrian Mariappa along with a right midfielder Matty Phillips or Matt Jarvis

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Sorry but wouldn't signing those players you said cost millions, not to mention our bids for jay rod and hooper for up to 5million

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Then you woke up :)

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18 May 2012 20:23:07
Charlton fans at the hartlepool game where all saying that charlton have agreed terms with peterboro winger george boyd and antony wordworth at colchester be brilliant news if true

jonathan acworth

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18 May 2012 19:51:55
reading ins

Defoe
bertrand
clyne
zaha
mariappa
rhodes
Richardson(maybe)
sigurdsson(very difficult)
Sik royals squad next year
Out
Manset
church
antonio
tabb

C'mon u rzzzzzzzzzzzz

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18 May 2012 19:51:23
Derby county
Ins
Michael Jacobs-Northampton
Fegor Ogude-Vfc
Krystian Pearce-Notts county
Paul Dixon-Dundee united
Johnny Russell(If James Bailey is sold)
Havard Nielsen-Vfc
Chris McCan-Burnley

Outs
Lee croft
Miles Addison
James Severn
Paul Green
Chris jones
Aaron cole
Alex witham
James Bailey(Possibly)
Chris Maguire(Possibly)
Callum Ball(Loan)
Connor Doyle(loan)

THAT Lad form Bolton is coming no
where near derby thats just to distract people from other deals we are getting jacobs as
a winger and if that fails Powell from
dons.

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18 May 2012 19:47:19
Joel ward will only sign for Crystal Palace if his idol Calvin Andrew signs a new contract

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18 May 2012 19:42:59
we could do with bale and walcott again with there pace be aint got no one with pace we will struggle and go down :(

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18 May 2012 19:25:01
Dean Morgan signing with Oxford United next week after his loan spell last season

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18 May 2012 19:17:58
marc richards due to meet gt on monday

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18 May 2012 19:17:24
collins going to sign new deal next week

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18 May 2012 19:14:29
AFC Wimbledons Jack Midson see at the RootsHall/SUFC training ground today.

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18 May 2012 19:13:24
how can it be to much money for notts county wen we av 1 of the biggest budgets in this league

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18 May 2012 18:58:36
B R didn't want to speak to Liverpool
as he believes Swansea WILL become
a bigger club .
Liverpool are on a downward spiral

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Or perhaps he felt he wasnt yet ready for such a big job,and the likelihood of Swansea becoming a bigger club than Liverpool is slim.

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18 May 2012 18:53:32
Mourihno is putting aside £30m for Chelsea star man Ramires. The midfielder has been watched by Real Madrid scouts and all Mourihno is getting is good feedback. The transfer will probably not go ahead as Ramires' release clause is £100m and Ramires is definitely not for sale but the former Chelsea manager will still try to sign the incredible player.

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18 May 2012 18:51:12
2 fantastic pieces of news for Ipswich fans tonight! ITFC are set to sign 2 new players next week.

Firstly, the long awaited arrival of Joel Ward will be announced on tuesday morning. Although he's set for talks with Sheffield Wed, and Blackpool his weekend, he has his heart set on ITFC. He is massively impressed with the clubs football ground and training facilities, as well as being impressed with what Jewell and Hutchings had to say.

Secondly, Sam Baldock will join Ipswich Town on loan on tuesday morning as well. The deal will be for 12 months, with no re-call in the deal. Big Sam, who is best friends with Jewell, wants to give Baldock the chance to play regulary in the Championship.

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Well if it's ground/fans/training facilities that impresses Joel ward then he will be coming to Leeds, Jason Pearce was amazed with our thorp arch training complex so sorry Ipswich

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18 May 2012 18:41:29
Millwall have got 2.5 miliion thats why they wana spend 56m to buildings around the den

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18 May 2012 18:41:27
To the deluded Southampton fans who believe they are a better club than wolves. I have a few questions, have you ever won the top flight? Have you ever beaten real Madrid? Have you ever had an Englishman to captain his country earning 190 caps? I do believe the answer is no!!

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Are you in the premiership? Do you have an academy producing some of the finest talent around. The past is the past we have won things but what's most important is now are you an ambitious club on the up? No I've watched wolves and there utter deoss

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The History of a club does not decide weather you are a big club, it tells us you have a great History and you should be very proud of that.
To be considered a big club you have to be playing in the top league for a start. You have to have an infrastructure in place to generate talent from within which Saints have. Even top teams like Barcelona, Real, Man U, Arsenal etc.. all still produce young talent through the Youth Academies even though they can afford to spend big.
Dont get me wrong if Wolves get back to the Prem then yes you could probable be as Big a club then Saints and maybe bigger but if you are saying who is the bigger club at present then i am sorry to say Saints are the bigger club.

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The 50's/60's means chuff all now. Wolves are an average Championship sized club.

Saints are no bigger to be fair!!

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Mate we have got great talents matt murray could of played for england lee naylor was on the verge of the england squad robbie keane david davis elliot bennet kyle bennet wayne hennessey menzies-laing jonny gorman zele ismail jack price jamie rekord jake cassidy have all been apart of our academy zele was rated the 1st 100million pound player look it up if you dont belive me i really hope you go down n just cause your in the prem n where in championship dont make you a big club shame we cant beat you just to prove it better fans better ground better manager better team

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Mate i could not give a damm what you think. FACT is we are in the prem and your not, end of

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18 May 2012 18:38:46
Gerrard to player/manager liverpool?

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18 May 2012 18:38:25
Bristol rovers defender Danny woodards in talks over a new contract at the memorial stadium

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18 May 2012 17:55:27
love the muppets who say saints will be a relegation club.. stupid or what.. learn some facts guys before talking poo. southamptonfc happen to be the 5th richest club in the uk and have THE best youth academy and training facilities. we are still ranked the 14th best ever team the the premier league and aint been in it for 7 years. if norwich and swansea can do what they did with what resources they have (ex saints youth and players) then southampton fc could be upsetting alot of people next season. the gap between 10th in the prem and the championship is tiny.. not the vast gap you philistines think. FACT

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To go on record n say you have the best youth acdemey is ridiculas what about charton whu mau utd man city arsenal wolves villa all have good youth systems

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We have one of the best, not the best Barcelona is by far the best but Southamptons has produced Walcott bale chamberlain would you say no to them in your team? You cannot say southamptons academy isn't good and the fact we applied for The top rating as a championship team compared to clubs like man u who have a worldwide fan base and far more income then Southampton who still manages to compete with these clubs yet are more attractive to English talent as the likes of man united prefer forgien players where saints are known to bring there youth through.

Southampton aim to have a team 50% of academy players in the prem. who else has that?

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First of all the original poster was probable a Skate if he was not then one of our duluded fans which all clubs have. We do have a very good academy and training facilities, not the best but very good because of that we have produced a number of very good players over the years.
If this was a Saints fan posting the comment then he should no that our main priority next season will be to try and maintain our Premiere League status, anything more then that will be a massive bonus. so if you are a Saint then shut up posting stupid comments. {Ed025's Note - well said mate, and very sensible comments..

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18 May 2012 18:13:10
lee hills to sign for doncaster rovers. hills has recently been released by crystal palace

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18 May 2012 18:12:15
Scott Shearer, Crawley Town goalie has turned down a new contract and is looking to move on to a new club. A very good goalkeeper who will be missed by the fans. Thanks for your efforts Scott!

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18 May 2012 18:10:24
Calvin Andrew to sign for West Ham, after he was released from Crystal Palace.
It is thought Andrew will suit West Ham's style of play.

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18 May 2012 18:08:39
'Grant Holt hands in transfer request'
I think Paul Lambert wants to go to Aston Villa and take Holt and Whitbread with him.

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18 May 2012 17:13:05
Grant holt hands in transfer request - Norwich reject it.

Source - Sky Sports News

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18 May 2012 16:31:36
Sean Murray of Watford is wanted by Manchester United! A fee of 4 m is being offered with Progba on loan for the season. Hope it doesn't happen though.

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18 May 2012 16:27:41
Le Fondre will not leave Reading (worth more than £2m any way) as he is our supersub! You can have Hunt and Church for £2m. Owen is fit enough could be a good punt. As Reading has Newbury nearby for his horses? Stranger thin=gs have happened!

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So la fondre worth 2mill SEBs worth 4 mill cause he scored 50 goals in 2 seasons for wolves doubt that very much

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18 May 2012 16:21:38
Carlos Sanchez, your about two weeks behind! RFC have been tracking him for some months now. Ideal signing as on a BOS plus would add to the midfield. Need a striker or two! Hopefully RFC will off load Church and Hunt (sadly not stronger enough for the Prem) Leo Y22

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18 May 2012 13:05:11
Interesting times ahead for Reading. Loads of rumours on here linking other clubs with Adam le Fondre, but he was Reading's leading scorer last season, so to let him go must mean there is a prolific new scorer in the pipeline, which is going to cost money. With the takeover not happening yet, still not sure whether Sir John Madejski is prepared to spend £5 million or whatever the price is depending on what rumour you read on Jordan Rhodes, Jermaine Defoe, Michael Owen's wages, etc. Would not be too sure of anything you read on here until the takeover actually happens of any in or out going players with huge sums of money involved. Readings ethos is not to over commit financially - do not expect that to change.

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18 May 2012 11:07:43
michael owen is everything thats bad about the game--prepared to sit on bench for big money--a bit like rio--no decent team will want either

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18 May 2012 10:57:30
Cue the Michael Owen to Southampton rumours!

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18 May 2012 10:06:11
Ipswich's shortlist for next season:
Goalkeepers:
Colin Doyle (Free)
Stephen Henderson (£500,000)
Joe Lewis (Free)
Kieron Westwood (£1,000,000)
Ben Williams (Free)

Right Backs:
John Brayford (£1,000,000)
Paul Caddis (£300,000)
Joel Ward (£500,000)
Greg Halford (£500,000)
James Perch (£1,000,000)
Richard Foster (£500,000)
Kieran Trippier (£1,000,000)

Centre Backs:
Matt Mills (£2,000,000)
Titus Bramble (£1,000,000)
Danny Collins (£750,000)
Craig Dawson (Loan with view to a £2,500,000 Move)
Magnus Okagehue (Free)

Centre Mids:
Paul Green (Free)
David Norris (£75,000)
Giles Barnes (£100,000)
George Thorne (Loan)
Neil Danns (£900,000)
Andy King (£1,200,000)
Chris Cohen (£1,500,000)

Wingers:
Daryl Murphy (£100,000)
Albert Adomah (£1,000,000)
Michail Antonio (£600,000)
Liam Lawrence (£500,000)
Michael Jacobs (£1,000,000)
Danny Ward (£1,200,000)

Strikers:
Benik Afobe (Loan)
Sam Baldock (Loan with view to a £2,000,000)
Simon Cox (£1,000,000)
Erik Husskepp (£400,000)
Marko Futacs (£250,000)
Simon Church (Loan with view to a £1,200,000)

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Wow , so thats their short list!!!!
hate to see their long list!

anyway all enjoy weekend .. and come on the pool ..

maximus

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John Brayford for £1m you must be having a laugh.

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Yeah good one!!

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18 May 2012 10:01:18
It comes to something when a reserve player who has not a chance of playing in the first team turns down barnsley. That js what norwood has done. So who is next on hills wish list?

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18 May 2012 07:55:11
To the Leeds fans claiming Ipswich are only after your targets, we were after both Ward & Pearce in January. Wherever he ends up (and I hope it's Portman Road!) I wish Ward good luck for the loyalty he showed Portsmouth last year deserves it.

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18 May 2012 01:43:49
breaking news saints fan stop taking things to heart its only banter if you dont like it then dont read it, 1 year in the prem for you :)

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Aww, they're surely not sulking already? How are they going to react when they get relegated (again) i wonder, bless em.

I bet i'm just jealous

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Of course it?ǨѢs only banter....looking forward to next season Mr. anonymous, and have a nice day?Ǩonly one team in Hampshire?ǨCOYRs

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18 May 2012 01:02:16
Sick of hearing Ipswich town fans ranting on about how they're gonna sign every player under the sun. Get real Joel ward will sign for mighty Leeds within nxt few days. We all heard same old tosh last season about how you were gonna get promotion afta your Third rate manager spent shed loads of cash on average players. Let's face it u will never be the club that Leeds r. We are biggest club in championship and best supporters by country mile.

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Don't Leeds supporters talk rubbish.

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Bit like there ground and fans biggest club, you make yourself look stupid with tosh like that Birmingham sheffweds there's 2 already do you want me to go on

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Name a bigger club in championship and the best supported than leeds then

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18 May 2012 00:39:29
Brradly woods-garness to Dagenham and Redbridge
The lad dose get goals up top or wide right good news for the club

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17 May 2012 23:53:44
Smith and Scott both leaving Swindon. Two Goal keepers. Is there any truth in the David James Rumour?

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17 May 2012 23:49:31
Hi ed007 just done all the revising I can got exams next week fingers crossed it all goes well erm I was just wondering what team do u surrport (Princey) {Ed007's Note - Good luck in your exams mate, it's nice to hear from you. I'm a Celtic supporter and like Man Utd as well.}

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18 May 2012 00:22:53
Lloyd Sam or Ramon Nunez to join Rotherham on Tuesday

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17 May 2012 23:43:02
It don't matter how big the club is is how they in the pl next season anyway ( WE THE RANGERS BOYS STAND UP AND MAKE SOME NOISE)

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17 May 2012 23:32:36
According to the newspapers, Norwics Leon Barnett has convinced Birmingham City's Curtis Davies to join the Canaries after playing alongside him in defense at both Luton Town and West Brom. Good news, we(Norwich) need a new defender or two now whitbread is gone.

~Luton Canary OTBC~

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17 May 2012 23:16:52
the yakubu I reported moving to boro is not the old boro striker but a defender from Newport county highly rated and can play in midfield he was watched by boro stouts at wembley last weekend FA Trophy game against York

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