Football Banter Archive July 14 2012


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14 Jul 2012 21:38:44
With Brian McDermott saying on SSN that Mariappa will complete on his move from Watford on Monday and that he's also very close to completing another signing, a target he's been working on for weeks, maybe this is the Jordan Rhodes deal finally nearing it's end. From Huddersfield to Reading by the end of next week?

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He would never sign for a small club like reading

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Yes because Huddelsfield are way bigger than Reading

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Rhodes scored a high number of goals in league one, there is no way he will make the transition to the premier league. Reading are on there way to making a name for themselves and are a team to watch in the future I believe, showing serious intent

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14 Jul 2012 21:03:56
Editor who is this 'davee' ? Is it your sub-editor ? {Ed001's Note - no idea, sorry.}

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14 Jul 2012 20:35:44
Oxford United have an injury crisis ahead of the season.
Left back Davis, centre backs Worley and Duberry, Whing and midfielder Leven are all out for a minimum of a month!
New Chairman Ian Leneghan has pumped money into the wage budget to cover the injuries.
3 more players expected to sign before the season. 2 centre midfielders and a right back

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None he might leave us but not to a little club

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14 Jul 2012 20:24:38
I'd be interested to know from Huddersfield fans what you think the chances are of Reading announcing the signing of Jordan Rhodes by the end of next week?

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14 Jul 2012 19:54:17
tiger woods nine iron is a bigger club than wigan

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Frazer Fyfie 19 Scotland under 21 international wanted bye Wigan and Fulham.He is a combative midfield bull dog.And plays for Aberdeen up in the frozen north.

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14 Jul 2012 19:28:04
After todays friendly sign saunders as player manager, get rid of maxted awful and give mullen, mccormick, ball play time and wakefield, friend looked good.

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14 Jul 2012 19:12:23
Chris Kirkland is possibly leaving Sheff Wed just weeks after signing due to personal issues.

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14 Jul 2012 18:47:27
premier lge top 6

1.Man u
2.Man c

Championship top 6


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Total bull...
Tottenham and Everton will not feature in the top 6. Stoke won't be far away. Don't write Liverpool off but not until Brendan Rodgers has been sacked.
Championship - no way for Wolves or Huddesfield. Brighton and Nottm Forest to replace them.

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Stoke??? drugs....just say no QPR will finish above stoke 14/15 for stoke

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14 Jul 2012 18:04:45
Find this very hard to believe as McDermott has clearly stated he isn't interested in Connolly. We don't want those players and 5 mill would be a complete joke of a bid. I rate none of them...

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14 Jul 2012 17:40:46
lets get some thing straight READING have got in 5 players so far, they are all nothing players. SOUTHAMPTON have not got in one good player yet. so as it stands BOTH ARE GOING DOWN. BAZ

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So what tinpot team do you support, Baz? Probably another of those silly West ham fans who think they are going to win the premiership without buying any players

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put your name and club up saints have signed a great player

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Ok, Baz.I'm a Reading fan and just because there free does not mean there use-less.Saints have signed buttner who have west sham signed.Know-one.Will you still agree when us lot are mid-table and you have relageted.

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14 Jul 2012 17:04:01
all wolves fans hoping mick gets the Nottingham job so he can take TC and ward with him

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14 Jul 2012 15:57:00
will zaha join southampton??? because that would be the first signing to excite me as an honest saints fan!

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14 Jul 2012 15:13:57
Premier League Final Standings:
1 Man City
2 Man Utd
3 Chelsea
4 Spurs
5 Arsenal
6 Newcastle
7 Liverpool
8 Everton
9 Villa
10 Sunderland
11 Fulham
12 QPR
13 West Brom
14 Stoke
15 Wigan
16 West Ham
17 Swansea
18 Reading
19 Norwich
20 Southampton

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I think if villa loose Daren Bent as I think he will want out villa might find them self at the wrong end of the league and at 5/1 to go down think its a good bet tbh.

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Spurs with AVB are going to flop. Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers are going to flop. West Ham with no new signings are going down. Swansea and Norwich are going down.

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14 Jul 2012 14:51:50
Bournemouth boss Paul Groves defends club spending
Bournemouth manager Paul Groves has defended the club's spending policy, after completing another signing.

On Thursday, Bournemouth signed Miles Addison, and only last week it emerged the club have borrowed £6m from a company run by co-owner Maxim Demin.

But Groves does not think the board are putting the club in financial jeopardy.

We shall wait and see shall we......

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14 Jul 2012 13:52:15
Hello eds. Been watching dis site. Great work guys. I'm a liverpool fan in Nigeria and will like to know about texteria, will he be making the first team this season? And bdw the confirmed transfers and d members pages av not been updated for a while.
March29 YNWA {Ed001's Note - sorry mate, the confirmed transfers and members pages are just having to be left because no one has time to update them at the moment. I did say it would end up like this, but the other eds were sure they could keep them updated so I was over ruled! Teixera has every chance of getting some first team football next season, provided he can stay fit.}

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14 Jul 2012 13:50:20
Magnus Okunghae has just resigned for Colchester United on a 3 year deal (see official website). So will not be signing for the host of clubs that were apparently after him.

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14 Jul 2012 12:21:57
Players city should sign:

Craig Gordon- Free Agent
Ross Mccormack- £1.5 million
Anthony Gerard- free
Orlando Sa

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1.5 for ross doubt it when teams will bed 2.5

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14 Jul 2012 12:21:31
Oxford Utd Chairman Ian Lenegan, has made his intentions clear about the clubs aim which is promotion. He has given the Manager Chris Wilder the funds, so he can bring in 2-3 more players before the season starts.

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14 Jul 2012 11:38:00
what about danny Shittu, he's a free
agent! imagine him alongside woody!
come on tony give it a try.

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14 Jul 2012 11:26:52
Good too see simpson and marriapa on their way in to the mad stad!

2012/2013 team:
Simpson, Pearce, Marriapa, Shorey
Kebe, Guthrie, Kondogbia, Mcanuff
Pogrebnyak, Roberts

come on urzzzz!

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Where is Rhodes Defoe sigurdsson zaha Owen clyne all the good players you were signing complete joke

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14 Jul 2012 10:19:16
derby signing the whole scotland national team since they are so talented but cheap

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14 Jul 2012 10:14:34
Am I the only one worried about our full backs? I can't see McCarteny and Demel surviving against Hazard, Mata, Young, Walcott, Valencia etc

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Having seen Mccartney when he played for us, he would struggle against Heskey and Giggs never mind Valencia and Walcott.


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14 Jul 2012 09:14:39
Man Utd close to the signing of Everton left back Bains, not a bad player.

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14 Jul 2012 08:26:36
Can anyone give an update to whether he could still go qpr. Is it certain he is goin to the german club or is he just travelling there for more talks. ?

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14 Jul 2012 08:21:42
as a stoke fan i really am hoping we sign a few players early pn instead of leaving it tell last day... i have felt in the past stokr have missed out on some players and is starting to feel like that agsin... park.. fabio going qpr... its also better foe players come in early to mix with the other players

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14 Jul 2012 08:13:31
Ex Bristol City player David Clarkson is on trial with the Gas to see if he is good enough for them. What a insult that must be for the player it would be like Lionel Messi having a trial to see if he's good enough for Wycombe

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DC is using the time to get fit , is good friends with Mark McGhee who has been very open in saying " He is not on trial ".

We would welcome him with open arms, would be the signing of the season if we get him.

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Well since Clarkson hardly proved himself as being any good at Bristol City, it's no surprise, is it?

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14 Jul 2012 08:12:07
1)man city
3)man utd
Swansea, Norwich and Wigan

Relegated) Barnsley, Peterborough and derby

League one
1)sheff utd
Relegated)Swindon, bury, leyton orient

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1) Blackburn
2) Leeds


3) Bolton


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Another highly educated guess...they must be looking forward to doing the lottery tonight

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14 Jul 2012 07:53:59
Aston Villa only definitive signings==

Sofiane Feghouli =£9Mill
Yacine Brahimi =£3.5
Plus an Unknown CB
To be honest i'd be more than happy with this if it all becomes fact, for those of you who doubt this as realistic, just wait and see,

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14 Jul 2012 01:40:20
Southampton have secured the services of Nathaniel Clyne, with a compensation fee believed to be around £1.5 million. He has signed a four year deal.

Source: Mirror.

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14 Jul 2012 01:19:51
Cardiff are very close to signing kim bo kyung deal expected to be completed withing the next week or so and they have also taken young Belgian keeper Guillaume Hubert and three french youngsters on trial for their pre season trip to Switzerland to see if they're up to the markSource: Wales Online

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14 Jul 2012 01:10:33
Fabien Delph will sign for Leeds on season loan

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14 Jul 2012 01:00:15
Any Middlesbrough fc news?

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Yes, your medical team are going to be very busy with Woodgate signing.

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14 Jul 2012 00:17:01
If fleetwood get david ball he is a cracking little player was on loan at rochdale last season would of loved to sign him

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14 Jul 2012 00:04:47
how many players are bradford going to get from rochdale? ex rory mcardle, will atkinson stephen darby then our skipper jones whos next?

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14 Jul 2012 00:03:37
what about Danny Shittu, he's a free agent at the moment. imagine him alongside woody!

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13 Jul 2012 23:49:37
Ipswich to sign goalkeeper Andy Lonergan from Leeds for around 250,000 mark now Leeds have signed Paddy Kenny

Wolves and Blackburn have both joined the race to sign Ross McCormack for around 2.5 million

Walsall's Daryl Westlake will sign for Sheff United within the next week

Kolo Toure will be playing his football in Turkey this season

Liverpool will sign Fabio Borini within the next 24 hours


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I think you will find bolton are in the driving seat for lonnergan

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13 Jul 2012 23:48:39
AVB being appointed as Tottenham boss has been watched by Owen Coyle who will now capitalise on the friendship to make up to two loan offers for the next generation of spurs youngsters. A move for Danny Rose could be on the cards.. Watch this space!

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13 Jul 2012 22:48:12
Deals for
Krystian Pearce - Notts County (fee)
Garry Kenneth - Dundee Utd (free)
James Caton - Bolton (free)
Conor Sammon - Wigan (loan)
Paul Coutts - Preston (fee)

These will be Derby County signings this summer. Not much to spend and wages won't be that high. Apart from Kenneth, who is a main target but other clubs are interested, all players will definitely sign. I have good sources so watch this space. No more players will be signed. Expect all these players, apart from Kenneth, still a good chance he will sign though.

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