Football Banter Archive July 10 2012


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10 Jul 2012 23:19:30
Amazing how much people didn't believe me when a week ago that Nicky Shorey was resigning for Reading football club. Now he has.

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10 Jul 2012 23:05:30
Conor is a great srtiker with pace and power. He had a wonderful season with Kilmarnock, in which he scored for fun. We'd love to have him back

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10 Jul 2012 22:34:33
BREAKING: Burnley have had a bid accepted for Bournemouth midfielder Marc Pugh. Marc is ready to head up north back to his home town for talks and a medical. Zavon Hines is apparently joining Bournemouth on Loan as part of the deal.

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10 Jul 2012 22:55:57
Like i said a couple if days ago bellamy will be coming home to cardiff, as he aint intrested in abit part at liverpool, 100% happening!! Red Rhino.

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We can't afford him. Simple as. Don't forget we still need to sign some others.


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10 Jul 2012 22:50:36
Watford to sign Bolly Busrin

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10 Jul 2012 22:50:15
Gloucester City to sign England C International Paul Brown.

The midfielder has been club-less since last September.

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10 Jul 2012 22:33:40
Derby target ex-Dundee Utd centre back Garry Kenneth to replace Shackell

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10 Jul 2012 22:23:25
Norwich are preparing a bid for Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes. They have received offers for duo Simeon Jackson and James Vaughan.

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10 Jul 2012 21:40:05
Simon King is training with Oxford United, mainly to keep fit, to attract a club. With hope of recieving a offer from his boyhood club.

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10 Jul 2012 21:38:32
Fed up with all this Jordan Rhodes talk. We don't need to sell him and that's why the asking price is high. Also his family live in the same village as me (in Huddersfield) where he is settled. On top of that he's tied down with a long term contract.

If you don't want him, don't get him. I'd be happy for him to stay.

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10 Jul 2012 21:20:50
Bristol City owner has warned fans that he will not be held to ransom after failing to land Richard Keogh from Coventry. He has given City manger a transfer budget of 1m after overseeing the star signing of Cunningham from Man City. Cunningham signed this week on a 4 year deal for an initial 600k deal rising to over 1.4m in total. Coventry City rejected a 500k plus player deal yesterday for Richard Keogh and City are set to opt for homegrown option and go with youngster Wilson to partnet Fontaine in central defence.

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10 Jul 2012 21:01:11
I think Swansea should sign Michael Owen play442

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10 Jul 2012 20:44:47
Ok enough now children!'ve all had playtime and been let loose on the computers as it was wet playtime!! We at our beloved Amex have faith in the Headmasters(Gus and Mr Bloom) keep up children please. We are not going to sign Jonty Rhodes from a tin pot club called Uddersfield. He has proved nothing that Craig McKail-Smith hasn't done already. So for all of you that are left scratching your tired heads....WHY WOULD WE BLOODY WANT HIM! CMS worked his preverbal nuts off last year and I for one think we should give him another season. If some Johny come lately club like Reading or Southampton want to pay an over inflated 5 or 6million then let them! Am I making sense now to bed with you and no Xbox you naughty children. Keep the Faith!

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His name is Jordan... Think someone else needs to get some sleep! Oh dear

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You see wat happens wen a tiny pub team from the seaside get a new stadium (with a roof !) it makes their fans go soft in the head. jog on, down to the beach wi ya bucket & spade, theres a gud boy. AG

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And how many goals in league one did mackail-smith score with peterborough-
no-where near as many as Rhodes.


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Done nothing that CMS hadn't done! Oh yes he has, 40 goals in a season. Even last sesons championship top striker Ricky lambert didn't manage that in league 1

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10 Jul 2012 20:24:10
Tom Naylor will go on loan to Notts County for the season. QPR's Rob Hulse will also go to Meadow Lane on a season long loan.

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10 Jul 2012 20:25:09
We (Brighton) will sign Boyd not Rhodes

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10 Jul 2012 19:53:49
wolves want 15million for Fletcher from sunderland

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10 Jul 2012 19:48:39
I can CONFIRM that nobody has bid for Jordan. And he is certainly going no where this season. I can also tell you that two signings of Dorian dervitte and Joel lynch will be announced shortly. Both having medicals at the club. Also we are in talks with McCormack from Leeds.
Please nobody question this as it is the absolute truth I promise.
Source: my contacts at the club
J x

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Town cant afford mccormack so tick him of your list

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Mccormack is to good for uddersfield time to wake up town fans Dale lufc 4 ever

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U leeds lot where saying the same thing about ADAM CLAYTON not so long bak, now who has he signed for, i wonder. ? AG

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10 Jul 2012 19:29:27
Sheffield united fans fast losing patience with McDonald,sign or go stop messing us about !

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10 Jul 2012 19:28:48
Conor Sammon allegedly wants to stay at Wigan and fight for a 1st team place.
Derby have therefore switched their attentions to Blackburn striker Nick Blackman

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10 Jul 2012 18:55:58
Stoke are looking to reduce their wage bill to allow them to sign . These are the players they are looking to sell
Nash - free transfer
Tonge - Free
Sidibe - Loan to regain fitness
Shotton - loan
Cuvelier - Loan
Jerome - Looking to leave stoke
Delap - please someone take him
Jones - West ham

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10 Jul 2012 18:53:18
There IS still an interest in Defoe from Reading, but wages and competition is a stumbling block. would be a massive coup but in my opinion unlikely.

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10 Jul 2012 18:49:58
West Ham transfer update:
Kieran Richardson will sign by Monday.
Kenwyne Jones will also sign by Monday.
Modibo Maiga will also sign by Monday.

Chance of getting targets:
Kieran Richardson: Very likely
Kenwyne Jones: Very likely
Nathaniel Clyne: Mabye
William Gallas: Likely
Wilfred Zaha: Very unlikely
David Bentley: No chance
There are lots more but not worth mentioning.

N.B. West Ham have taken Guti and Colin Kazim-Richards on trial.


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10 Jul 2012 18:18:13
Big blow for charlton fans, Sone aluko has declared he will not join the club as he wants to know the finanical situation is safe, terms had been agreed and Aluko was going to sign before the money problems were revealed. This is another player charlton have lost due to the greed of the owners, thoughts please?

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10 Jul 2012 18:08:34
Middlesbrough have completed a deal for Walsall FC midfielder Emanuel Ledesma on a three year deal.

Reading have signed Nicky Shorey on a one year deal following his release from west brom

Swansea have signed Jonathon De Guzman on a season long loan

Alan Smith completed a move to MK Dons on a 2 year contract

Birmingham city have signed Veteran goalkeeper David Lucas

Chlsea have agreed a fee of a reported 25 million for teenage sensation OscarArnie

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10 Jul 2012 17:54:40

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10 Jul 2012 17:54:36
richard taundry refused to sign contract over wages afteer walsall not paying enough, he had intrest in bradford, reading and west ham - after walsall offering £14,500 a week he went with money instead of fame- also walsall have got a young player from telford fc on trial - liam rickinson

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Could someone please explain how teams like wallsall and others in lower two divisions can pay one player £14500 per week? I didnt notice the huge gates last year at wallsall, or the likes of cheltenham luton and others, so how does it work bearing in mind that a wage cap exists in these divisions, based on average gate, or have I got that wrong? Bryher Pilgrim.

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10 Jul 2012 17:49:10
Stoke City and Wigan will battle it out for the capture of NAC Breda play maker Kees Luijckx.

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10 Jul 2012 17:46:30
Though Ben Amos is already training with the Hull City team, he will go back to Man United for their pre-season tour and will sign on a season long loan on July 28th.

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10 Jul 2012 17:25:34
If Andy Carroll does go to Ac Milan on a season loan liverpool are looking to get exciting youngster Stephen El Shaarawy on a straight loan swap

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10 Jul 2012 17:24:32
After Chico signed permanently, now Guzman is signed on loan.

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10 Jul 2012 16:56:32
What this talk about Kevin Doyle signing for Leeds?

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10 Jul 2012 16:52:37
Joel Lynch signs for Huddersfield subject to medical. Bedders

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10 Jul 2012 16:22:22
Sheffield Wednesday sign Diogo Amado on a two year contract. UTO

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10 Jul 2012 16:17:57
former Motherwell midfield Steve Jennings will complete move to Coventry Thursday.inspired?? not really but u never no

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10 Jul 2012 16:17:14
Sheffield United's Kevin Mcdonald has not turned up to training for the second day running, this is rumoured to be because of the reduced contract they have offered him, which they have made clear they cannot improve. If a definite offer is made to him he will take it.

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10 Jul 2012 16:13:52
Portsmouth News:

OUT: Ben Haim - Brighton (Free)
Greg Halford - Cardiff (Free)
Erik Huseklepp - Derby (Free)
Dave Kitson - Brighton (Free)
Liam Lawrence - Cardiff (Free)
Hayden Mullins - Brentford (Free)
David Norris - Ipswich (Free)
Luke Varney & Kanu - Charlton (Free)
Aaron Mokoena - Southampton (Free)



Mattia Lanzano (free)
Mark Scott (free)


Aaron Brown (Preston)
Alex Evans (Cardiff)
Stefan Jones (free)
Gary Warren (Newport County)
Simon Ainge (Guiseley)


Adam Davies (Cardiff)
Oliver Risser (Swindon)
John Oster (free)
Giles Barnes (free)
David Rihoy (Guernsey)
Barry Nicholson (Preston)
Paul Coutts (Preston)


Matt Tubbs (Crawley)
Thomas Dossevi (free agent)
Alan Connell (free agent)
Liam Hatch (Grimsby)
Damian Reeves (Altrincham)
Abshir Ciise (Norwegian club)
Iain Hume (Preston)
Alex Rodman (Aldershot)

Also Adam Watkins and Paul Brown (England C Internationals) are on trial at Pompey.

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What a joke

Perhaps you can explain how Portsmouth would be able to afford any one of these players?

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10 Jul 2012 16:08:37
The deal to take Buttner from Vitesse is in doubr is in doubt because a third party has been drawn in

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10 Jul 2012 16:02:48
THIS NOT A RUMOUR but blackburn want to let David goodwillie go i love it if Bristol City renew their interest in him we wanted him before blackburn when after him i reckon a checky 500k bid and we will have him . because in Bristol we love the Jocks

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10 Jul 2012 16:02:21
Nicky shores signs for reading fc on one year contract. Source: SSN

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10 Jul 2012 14:29:46
Is QPR the new Sunderland or Bolton where we send our first team for some action or old weight to make space for new team mates?


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10 Jul 2012 14:03:08
don't see why people are moaning about wolves wanting £15m for Fletcher and saying his over priced, he is beast ask any wolves fan who seen him play, give him a chance with his head or his left foot and its a goal 8/10 times and he is only 25 with his best years a head of him. in 3 years in the prem playing for poor teams its fair to say he gets 10 goals a year and only plays 3/4 of the season for wolves due to mick being mental and loveing the ireland boys

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I'm a reading fan and couldn't agree more, he was easily one of the best strikers in the prem league, end of!

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10 Jul 2012 13:50:26
What is it about Southampton and Reading being linked with this player and that player, what ever happened to clubs being careful with their cash because what is the point of signing a shed load of foreign mercernaries when they will have a relegation fight...

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They are only rumours hardly any of the players linked with these clubs actually end up signing. I'm sure both clubs know that they will be favs to be relegated, obviously both teams would need to strengthen to try and avoid that.

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With Saints - all business is behind closed doors and who and when they sign a player is when we all get to hear about it - its great to pipe dream though Egh? COYRs

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What are you on about? It don't cost to be linked with players. It only costs when you sign the player with transfer fees and wages. Which Reading have spent £0 on transfer fees also foreign? Reading have signed one from abroad and the rest English.

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10 Jul 2012 12:38:23
Zaha will sign I believe, marque signing is in the works too. As you see every saints signing say the club is going places, we have one of best youth academy's in the country. We are currently redeveloping our training ground and there are plans in place to redevelop st Mary's into a 50,000 stadium. We are owned by billionaires who love the club and the chairman callus is little baby. We put a 5 year plan in place when the liebhher family tool control of the club and we done it in 3. Southampton are going places so you will be foolish to suggest they will go straight back down.

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10 Jul 2012 12:07:23
swansea have bought jose manuel flores
from genoa.

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10 Jul 2012 11:41:31
Anyone know the situation with Alan Lee? He couldn't hit a cow's backside with a banjo last season so it would be great to get rid and sign a new striker. We need cover for Jordan at least in case one of the premier clubs buy him. I'm getting pretty fed up of people saying they are going to buy him and then folks saying he's not worth it. Don't buy him then. Simples.

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10 Jul 2012 11:22:07
any news on hereford united all seams quiet on the transfer front

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10 Jul 2012 10:58:54
Just to point out for the benefit of Charlton fans, Cook is very much a utility forward player, SCP has brought him in to develop and will no doubt use him on the bench (I believe it's still only 5 on the bench in champ) We need to trust the manager in his decisions, Cook is only 22, lets cut him some slack and see what he's made of in pre season! As for Wilson, he knows the club and has come back to us with experience through the divisions up to L1, he's in as competition for Solly and nothing more at this time, COYR!

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10 Jul 2012 10:20:37
All the rumours surrounding CAFC are a joke. We are not in a financial crisis as certain non-Charlton fans are implying. Think a certain degree of this can be put down to jealousy, clubs are seeing us doing well with good backing and don't like it. There is truth in a change of income, although it is not threatening to our future. Considering our main backer is anonymous, how can it be said he has pulled out?? Also, if finances were that tight, why have we just appointed a whole new academy set-up, including Jason Euell as a development coach?
Many more years of success to come out of these Addicks!

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10 Jul 2012 10:17:13
Nicky Shorey's move to reading looks like Richardson wont be signing and he now looks like joining West Ham.
not so sure about shorey back but in brian we trust. he will have to win some fans back though, thats for sure.

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10 Jul 2012 08:51:10
Fellow Watford fans on here seem to be a little puzzled as to our relationship with Udinese after the recent takeover by the Pozzos.

The rumours linking every Italian free agent/fringe player with us are completely out of keeping with the Pozzo's 'method'.

Expect Zola to be sent 4-5 young players from Udinese's reserves to plug gaps in the squad. After that there may be some players released before any actual signings are made. These signings are likely to be young unknowns from Central/South America and Eastern Europe - in keeping with the Pozzo's legendary scouting network. These signings will be playing for Watford until they prove themselves useful enough to be in Udinese's squad. We're a feeder club now, get used to it.

Ins (all season loans) are likely to be:

Neuton, a Brazilian Left Back
Joel Ekstrand, Swedish Centreback
Alin Bucuroiu, Romanian Goalkeeper

Desparate needs are a Striker and a winger to go opposite Murray. Looking at Udinese's current squad they have an embarassment of riches in these postitions. This could prove to be an interesting few weeks for the Hornets.

Info is from various news sources on the web.

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10 Jul 2012 08:09:54
Mon has been told to pay 15m if he wants to get fletcher... Hearing that i dont want him to come to sunderland hes not worth that... At most i would pay 10m for him

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10 Jul 2012 07:50:56
What is happening to our once proud club, while we miss out on the quality players that could take us back to the prem. bates turns us into the laughing stock of english football. SORT IT OUT BATES AND FAST

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Bates has done a great job to bring stability to Elland Road.

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10 Jul 2012 07:33:41
By the looks of things rhodes has signed for about 20 clubs think you may find come first game of the season he will be playing in blue and white of huddersfield

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Let's hope so, he's dreadful. Most over rated player I've seen. 80% of his goals were lucky, the other 20% my Mrs could have scored. He'll struggle stepping up a division that's for sure. Cash on now whilst he has some market value and spend the cash quickly before they ask for their money back!

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10 Jul 2012 07:30:17
About time you lot out there realised. If you want to buy Jordan Rhodes the bidding starts at 8 Million. Take it as a fact, our chairman is no MUG.He will only let Jordan go to a Prem club, Jordan himself has said the only championship side he will play for this season is HUDDERSFIELD TOWN. The Town fans are laughing there heads of at you lot coming out with silly 4, 5 million offers on the table being a done deal. The guy who said to put his money on rhodes to brighton for 4.5 Million, GET READY TO LOSE IT BUDDY,

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You town fans really are deluded if you think your gonna get 8 million for a striker that is unproven at championship level keep dreaming mot?

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Nobody is going to pay that much for him. The hefty price tag is just to put people off.
I expect him to stay where he is until January, and then teams might be interested, IF he has done well enough.

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10 Jul 2012 01:18:33
Hi I live in France and have a fanatic Sochaux supporter friend. He told me this evening (from their fans forum), that defender Yaya Banana has turned down a move to Crystal Palace FC even though the clubs agreed a fee. It is being widely alleged by Sochaux fans that the reason Yaya has decided not to go to London is the represenatative from Crystal Palace who came to meet Yaya and his agent just over 1 week ago, did so whilst completely drunk!

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