Football Banter Archive July 13 2012


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13 Jul 2012 23:26:21
Michael Owen to Bolton on pay as you play deal

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13 Jul 2012 22:44:39
Reading to run the rule over Christian Jolley, and AFC Wimbledon to do the same over Michael Hector and Angus MacDonald, during tomorrow's friendly between the two clubs.

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13 Jul 2012 23:04:23
Newcastle Utd will beat Chelsea to duo full back at Theodor Gebre Selassie and Mathieu Debuchy

Newcastle United have agreed a £5m fee with FC Twente to sign centre-back Douglas

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Since Selassie just joined Werder Bremen, it's pretty clear that neither side ar going to get him!

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13 Jul 2012 22:28:27
Derby ins

Krystian Pearce
Magnus Okunghae
Paul coutts
Gary Kenneth
Luke Garbutt

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13 Jul 2012 22:23:06
im a sheffield united fan whose club may signing darrly westlake can anyone tell me if this kid is any good

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13 Jul 2012 22:21:41
If true says a lot for the Reading squad that so many additions are required for the premier league

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13 Jul 2012 22:21:32
James Gannon Stockport manager giving trials to striker Jon Obi-agbo, midfielder Alex Meaney a pupil of Myerscough College and Lancaster City as well as Rochdale central defender Jordon Fagbola. All played and impressed Gannon in a 9-0 friendly success with Obi-agbo also on the score sheet

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13 Jul 2012 22:16:47
I heard Fulham are on the verge of signing jake Livermore apparently AVB is ready to listen to offers, Jol is ready to pounce to replace clint dempsey who will be off sooner rather than later, although Livermoore is not known for his goalscoring abilities Jol intends to convert the midfielder into a player with more attacking impetus than what he currently has.

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13 Jul 2012 22:05:25
all these rumours have to make me laugh im a portsmouth fan and evryone are throwing names all over the place come back with some facts we cant sign anyone at present its all one big joke at the moment appleton will be staying put and we will be sticking to are you magri harris etc and i no appleton will bring a few heads on loan from WBA thorn etc and mclead is just a rumour like the rest and kanu aint going anywere hes trying to sue us for 6 years unpaid wages and to be honest hes about the only loyal player that deserves to get paid the rest are just jokes football is a disgrace at the moment its all about money thats why we are were we are PFCsmithy

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Can i ask about you saying "only loyal player", well is he really? all the other big players wer basically asked to leave to keep the club going

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You're in that position because of your inept owners/management and NOT the players! If KK was that loyal he'd waive the owed wages surely. League Two is the best you can hope for in 2013, you're not assured survival yet!

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13 Jul 2012 22:05:23
Junior Hoilett will reject Germany For England and join QPR just because QPR will give him more money

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13 Jul 2012 22:01:06
Jon Walters looks like he has attracted a few admirers after his performances in the Euro's . Aston Villa and West ham look likely to bid for the Ireland International

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Hes fed up of playing for stoke and pulis, doesnt like their pure football style of play, up and under.... wants away asap

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13 Jul 2012 21:47:26
Kenwyne Jones and Jon Walters are likely to both leave Stoke this summer to West ham and Reading Respectively

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13 Jul 2012 21:46:14
Huddersfield could make up to 6 more signings. 2 cb's, 1 cm, 1 winger, 1 gk and 1 striker. McCombe, Kay and Robinson to go with some youth played loaned out as well

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13 Jul 2012 21:34:38
Sunderland, QPR, Wigan and Reading are all known to be interested in Stoke want away striker Jon Walters . Bids of £4 million are expected

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13 Jul 2012 21:23:00
Stockport County trialists Jordan Fagbola from Rochdale and Alex Meaney given outing in friendly at Cheadle Town tonight.

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13 Jul 2012 21:19:30
Stoke are currently in talks with Tottenham players Danny Rose and Jermaine Jenas . With the player's both looking for more first team opportunities

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Why would they want to go to a relegation team

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I hope this is true. Jenas is the biggest waste of space in the premier league. After peter crouch obviously

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13 Jul 2012 20:53:16
Huddersfield Town are looking to try off load Jamie McCombe,Anton Robinson and loan out Liam Ridehalgh.


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13 Jul 2012 20:36:42
Chris Martin has no intention of leaving Norwich city, but according to a family member, whether Norwich will want him still is another thing.
he will stay through the pre-season, and what will happen will be decided probably for the Christmas transfer window.

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13 Jul 2012 20:15:35
Emile Heskey set to rejoin Wigan on a free transfer

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13 Jul 2012 20:13:58
Oxford first signing under Lenagan era will be highly rated Cheltenham midfielder Marlon Pack.

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13 Jul 2012 19:41:38
Pablo Mills in talks with Bristol Rovers
about a 1 year contract following Leicesters
decision to block loan moves for Bolger and Parkes.

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13 Jul 2012 19:53:49
Junior Hoilett is having talks with Brussia Moechengladback but he has said he is only going out there to see what there offer is, but would prefer to play in the premier league. Qpr, newcastle and everton interested although qpr are the only team out of the three to match his wages

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13 Jul 2012 19:49:52
Derby close to signing Conor Sammon on a season long loan and Preston North Ends Paul Coutts

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13 Jul 2012 19:49:14
Stoke have asked about the availability of andy Carroll rumours have it they offerd 17m and Liverpool are trying push for 20m

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You are joking , why drop down to that load of tosh

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13 Jul 2012 19:18:11
Bristol Rovers are talking again to Oxford regarding James Constable .

Mark McGhee would like to bring JC in to play along side Dave Clarkson, Matt Harrold and Elliot Richards.

Deal is on at 200k with JC very keen for a fresh start at The Mem !

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13 Jul 2012 19:32:53
Sigurdarson not in lillestrom lineup wonder if he's injured. Any idea?

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Got a yellow card in his previous match which meant he missed this game

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13 Jul 2012 19:23:09
South Korean centre attacking midfielder Kim Bo-Kyung wants to get a deal done before the Olympics ( two weeks ) and Cardiff city F.C are Rumoured to have been leading the race to sign him with a bid already accepted.

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13 Jul 2012 19:15:21
hi ed is there any rumours about rochdale thanks {Ed003's Note - Not heard any sorry mate}

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13 Jul 2012 19:14:54
NUFC fan here, Simpson to you's is very likely once we wrap up the signing of Debuchy, Simpson is currently in Germany with the rest of the squad now.

For your interest, he's been a decent servant for the club, cant fault his commitment, wish him well.

As for what he's like as a player, solid enough defensively, but is terrible going forward. His technical ability is really under par and can be frustrating to watch at times and can result in him "hoofing" the ball more often that not.

Just though id give u some info, good luck for next season.

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13 Jul 2012 19:11:55
Watford Ins and Outs

Eric Lichaj (Villa) 500k
Andreas Weimann (Villa) 500k
Antony Forde (Wolves) 350k
Tom Heaton (Cardiff) Free Transfer
Daniel Pudil (Granada) Loan

Loach (Ipswich) 1 million
Hodson (Ipswich) 300k
Mariappa (Reading) 2.5 mil

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13 Jul 2012 18:36:45
Nigel Adkins says he is looking for 2 keepers and 2 centre backs.

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13 Jul 2012 18:34:14
Mariappa to sign for reading tomorrow after completely medical, Watford have accepted a £2.8 million pound bid.

Also, Filippo Inzaghi, who is a free agent, will be signing for either Watford or Atlanta.

Both of these just said on sky sports news.

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13 Jul 2012 18:33:47
Walsall boss dean smith is hoping to complete signings of

Darren Carter
Luke Chambers
John Oster
Rowan Vine

Possibles still

Izale Mcleod (also now linked with Chesterfield)
Ben Parker
Alan Conell (loan)

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13 Jul 2012 17:59:07
Partick Board voted to allow Rangers into Div One which is why they are refusing to state publicly how they actually voted due to outrage from their fans if truth came out

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13 Jul 2012 18:18:04
Oxford are set to appoint Michael Duberry as a coach.

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13 Jul 2012 17:45:34
Nigel Adkins has said that he is looking for 1 or maybe 2 keepers + 1 or 2 centre backs.

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13 Jul 2012 17:09:39
Izale McLeod & Ramon Nunez linked with the
Dog botherers Huddersfield.. 2 quality signings
By Simon Grayson..


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13 Jul 2012 16:51:16
Reading, Wigan and west brom to be relegated next season

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13 Jul 2012 16:44:46
The glovers have signed chelsea defnder/midfeilder rohan ince on a six month loan deal, source


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13 Jul 2012 16:22:19
Reading will sign by the end of the summer transfer window;
Defoe... 10mill - great signing for us, cant quite believe it myself but if it does happen I will be a very happy person

Marriapa... 2.5mill - good solid CB and will be good addition to Reading

Simpson... 3mill - great RB and again will be great for Reading, I liked Cummings and it is a shame that Simpson will probably replace him.

Kondobia... 1mill - don't know much about him but seems Ok from what i have read, and McDermott watched him play in Estonia so is a possibility.

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13 Jul 2012 16:18:36
To everyone who is linking oxford with the big names your going to be let down by the end although we havent got much money we are not in serious financial problems.expect to see a lb and possibly another cm

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13 Jul 2012 16:17:59
I am starting to get really excited about the new season. My team is Reading, and they have probably - along with the other new boys to the Premiership - been linked with more players and had more rumours and gossip about them than any other team. Much has been said on here about Readings new found prosperity, and I laugh at these so called experts who say Reading are going down. Southampton and Reading are both spending money wisely, West Ham would if they could get anyone who wants to play for them, and whether these experts like it or not, Reading are showing their ambition. So what if they are talking to Jermaine Defoe? So what if they have been having discussions with Junior Hoilett, Jordan Rhodes, Michael Owen, and have so what if they have snatched the Pog from under the nose of Fulham, and Danny Guthrie from Newcastle, and it also looks as if Simpson and Taylor could be imminent as well? Come on guys, if nothing else we are showing our ambition and proving to people we mean to succeed by the addition of new players with Premiership experience. I am not one of these supporters who think that Reading are going to set the Premiership alight in our first season, but knowing who we have bought and looking around us, we are quite capable of taking points from well over half of the teams in the Premiership so no I am not expecting us to win week after week as we did last season, but I can realistically expect us to finish somewhere between 10th and 16th. I am going to love every minute of this season.

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YOU MIGHT STAY UP.... only for for a year or too then just like portsmouth u will go down and stay down... just a matter of time.

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The small clubs don't always go down look at Wigan I think reading might surprise they are a small club but if they get players like Defoe or Rhodes or even zaha they might be alright

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Good on you Reading hope you enjoy your time in the prem, it seems lately its not the promoted teams but the teams that have been there for 1 or 2 seasons as after a while losing more than you win saps at the confidence. One thing for sure it wont be Wigan, somehow they manage to stay up every year, i think they have done a deal with the devil ??

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13 Jul 2012 16:13:57
Thank you, I have made this point do many times about contracts, they mean sweet FA to most players and teams for example the fee received for Wickham would have been considerably less than 8 million could have been hlf that! It's a way of getting more money not loyalty

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13 Jul 2012 16:11:24
man city to sign robin van persie

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13 Jul 2012 14:59:13
just a thought if carrol goes to fulham, could try and get dempsey and dembele, wishful thinking but dembele is class

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13 Jul 2012 14:00:37
i would like to share my prediction for NPower League 1:

1. Doncaster Rovers Football Club
2. Brentford Football Club
3. Coventry City Football Club
4. Oldham Athletic Football Club
5. Yeovil Town Football Club
6. Carlisle United Football Club
7. AFC Tranmere Rovers
8. Milton Keynes Dons Football Club
9. Hartlepool United Football Club
10. Bournemouth Association Football Club
11. Sheffield United Football Club
12. Bury Football Club
13. Scunthorpe United Football Club
14. Leyton Orient Football Club
15. Nottingham County Football Club
16. Swindon Town Football Club
17. Portsmouth Football Club
18. Crewe Alexandra Football Club
19. Stevenage Football Club
20. Preston North End Football Club
21. Colchester United Football Club
22. Walsall Football Club
23. Shrewsbury Town Football Club
24. Crawley Town Football Club


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Haha crawley bottom, definately wont up in the relegation zone let alone bottom

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What possessed you to type "Football Club" 24 times. It is either simple to do or you have plenty of time on your hands.


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Coventry will get autos, made some good buys so far with more to come

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Sheffield 11th!
What a load of cobblers, and I'm a Town supporter.

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Donny top 6 probaly,
brentford........... NO!
Oldham ...............NO
tranmere......... wrong
sheff u...............WRONG
1 of the worst predictions i've ever seen!

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Pompey have 6 players and minus 10 points how are they not bottom lol

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One thing we know. Who ever predicted this has got football club in the right position.

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13 Jul 2012 13:51:38
1. Southend United
2. Rotherham United
3. Wycombe Wanderers
4. Bristol Rovers
5. Cheltenham Town FC
6. Chesterfield FC
7. Fleetwood Town
8. Rochdale AFC
9. Gillingham FC
10. Oxford United FC
11. Northampton Town FC
12. Torquay United FC
13. York City FC
14. Exeter City FC
15. Aldershot Town FC
16. AFC Wimbledon
17. Morecambe FC
18. Port Vale FC
19. Bradford City FC
20. Accrington Stanley FC
21. Burton Albion FC
22. Plymouth Argyle FC
23. Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club
24. Barnet FC

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Ha ha, this is priceless. We will be 21st again! Bryher Pilgrim

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13 Jul 2012 12:57:33
what about a move for ben arfa to a team like liverpool?

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13 Jul 2012 12:13:44
Ricardo Vaz Te could be thinking about his future at West Ham, as he was ruled out having a wage rise

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13 Jul 2012 12:10:47
McDermott has said one player will sign today in a fan forum last night

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13 Jul 2012 10:41:31
Prem 2012/2013

Man Utd
Man city
west brom
west ham

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Everyone is underestimating Southampton. Just like Norwich and Swansea last year. I cant understand why West ham arent favourites for the drop as well. They scrapped promotion last year and with Sam Allardyce at the helm west ham are going to struggle

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13 Jul 2012 09:59:13
bye bye vaz te bye bye vaz te! vaz te back to barnlsey as wage demands at west hame are not meet ,could be good:)

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Yep he is gonna get less wages at barnsley than at westham

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13 Jul 2012 09:08:17
i think we should take the chance to sign Micheal Owen while he is free and get him back in form to possible sell on or make him a charlton legend also bring Shelvey back to the valley for a season loan

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Owen has said that he WILL NOT DROP DOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP, (on his twitter acc) but no doubt charlton wud be the exception, ya rite.

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13 Jul 2012 09:05:23
Thank you Darren Ambrose and all the best, you will always be a hero to the Palace faithful.

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13 Jul 2012 07:39:35
Can we stop all the rumours about mariappa to reading. It's not happening he is staying at Watford wants to achieve promotion there, as his family are there and is settled

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You were saying? Mariappa is having a medical at Reading today and when he passes that it is a done deal and will be revealed next week sometime. Good luck next season though.

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13 Jul 2012 05:47:54
We won't be signing Marriapa as McDermott isn't the type to keep offering. He's a sort of take it or leave it man as has even shown with Gunter.

I highly believe and hope that Simpson is on his way to Madejski Stadium cuz he seems like a quality player and I also hope that a few of theese Nathaniel clyne rumours are true as I would love to see him at Madejksi after Zaha clyne was my favourite player in the Championship this season and I believe that he would fill in the gap in which was r weakest position (RB) not saying Cummings was bad just saying that when u look at the players we've brought and the positions we had we need a RB more than any other position.

Also im glad to hear we're 'apparently' finally giving up on Rhodes Yeh he's young and good at finishing. But at league one. And for the other reading fans that don't see how difficult it'd be for him to go from League one to the Prem well youre tbh deluded. If Defoe were to be a serious rumour then that's amazing seriously possibly the best ever buy reading made. Yeh he'd cost a bit n smash r transfer record but for a player of his class that'd be almost certification that we r staying in the prem for years to come.

My hopeful team for next season
Simpson Gorkks Pearce Clyne
Kebe Karacan Guthrie McAnuff
Pogrebnyak Defoe

Robson Kanu / McLeary
Hunt/Roberts/ Le fondre

Hopeful signings :
(wild shout here may not be a suitable reading player but nevertheless would be a good buy.)
Jose Bosingwa. Now a free agent
Possibly a CB like Dann

With Rodgers now at Liverpool I'd love to see some of the young talents on loan this season ESPECIALLY raheem sterling - similar to Zaha. And then back up e.g
Jack Robinson
Jon Flannagan
Suso/Connor CoadyJUST MY THOUGHTS!!

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Rodgers wont be doing business with us unless nigel howe leaves the club, the two did not see eye to eye when he was manager

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12 Jul 2012 23:42:01
Derby have drawn up a list of 5 strikers that they will target. The Rams will look to sign 2 of the 5.

Curtis Allen, Coleraine, trial
Connor Sammon, Wigan, season long loan will happen in late August.
Juan Agudelo, Chivas USA, trial
Matt Green, Mansfield, trial
Sam Vokes, Wolves, possible £500,000 deal.

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You mugs havent got a pot to p*** in!

Any decent player is not going to join a club that is struggling financially, get real!

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13 Jul 2012 00:48:13
Attention reading:

there has never been an agreed fee for marriappa, and nor has zola said he doesn't expect hm to stay. please stop whinging about it!

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13 Jul 2012 00:24:04
Brighton about to announce the signing of 33 year old forward Adrian mutu on a 1 year deal. Mutu has just been released by relegated Serie A club Cesena. (club source)

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13 Jul 2012 00:17:52
My feeling is the Alexander Buttner deal has fallen through now. Although the 3rd party issue has receded, Southampton have pulled the plug on the deal, as it should have been finalised by now

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He didnt want to join a small club thats what it is

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12 Jul 2012 23:42:40
Vince Mcmahon has a booking for 2 nights at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. He checks into hotel on 4th November and leaves on the morning of the 6th. Possible connection to SISU and take over of the club.

Hotel staff.

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12 Jul 2012 23:30:02
Thiago Silva and zlatan ibrahimovic have joined PSG in a62 million euro deal. Sky sports news

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12 Jul 2012 23:25:37
Derby fans don't despair the Rams are currently in negotiations with 2 players and are casting a close eye on a few more. Former Dundee Utd central defender Garry Kenneth is being touted to replace Jason Shackell. The second player to be discussing terms with Derby is Ryan Conroy from Dundee, the left back could be moving for a fee of £150,000.

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12 Jul 2012 23:23:33
Kilmarnock won sign Paul McGinn for beat Aberdeen and Dundee Utd

Kilmarnock set sign Magnus Okuonghae

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