Football Banter Archive July 17 2012


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17 Jul 2012 22:33:50
Ipswich are set to sign Watford 'keeper Scott Loach... BigBen!

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17 Jul 2012 22:24:02
My dad says he seen rudi and he said he is looking at 3 or 4 options and hearts are one of the them
He also said he hasnt said anything about leaving edinburgh peramentally anytime soon

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17 Jul 2012 14:44:17
Burnley are battling it out with one unamed championship club for 500,000 rated Wolves striker Sam Vokes. Vokes enjoyed a 2 month loan spell with the Clarets during last season and Eddie Howe has publically stated he would like 4 strikers at his disposal.

Source: Lancashire Telegraph.

A couple of weeks ago it was rumoured that Vokes was joining Burnley for £1 the price has dropped.
I suppose the July 'sales' season must be about to start.

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17 Jul 2012 22:01:52
Any Middlesbrough fc news?

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17 Jul 2012 21:53:31
Reading secure Mariappa deal for an estimated £2.8m.

Take it from a Watford fan - Terrible investment. Won't be playing regularly in the PL and certainly isn't worth £2.8m. Would have been happy to see him go for £1.5m! Very over rated young man who is now far above his level.

Give it a few months ... He isn't anything special.

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17 Jul 2012 21:08:34
Ipswich are going to sign Kane Ferdinand from Southend. I think the fee is about £350k. My uncle works in the Southend offices and after rejecting Ipswich's bids of £250k and £250k and Jaime Peters in January it finally looks set to go through.

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17 Jul 2012 21:03:21
Any stoke news Ed? {Ed013's Note - Only that you are still linked with Owen}

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17 Jul 2012 20:49:03
Norwich will offer 5m + Andrew Crofts for Robert Snodgrass. Snodgrass will sign a 4 year contract for 22k a week and will be the new number 7.

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17 Jul 2012 20:18:52
Any Francois Zoko rumours today? It's been a day or two since last one

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17 Jul 2012 19:58:56
huddersfield to sign ross mccorrmick after he has agreed terms also town are interested in signing lee peltier.....

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17 Jul 2012 19:55:36
Erik Huseklepp is on Eddie Howe's radar after Pompey were relegated. This would be a great signing for Burnley.

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17 Jul 2012 19:16:51
Leeds have rejected bid from Norwich for Snodgrass. Leeds have over valued Snodgrass and will be in danger of losing him for free next summer.

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17 Jul 2012 19:11:24
Swansea duo Joe Allen and Scott Sinclair will both leave the club this summer for Liverpool for a combined fee of 14m. With the swans gaining 14m from this, they will almost double this seasons transfer budget. Swans will then have about 30m to spend on improving their squad this summer and will sign the following:

Lacina Traore- Anythings possible over this transfer as Rodgers expressed his interest before leaving the club. Kuban will accept an offer in the region of 4m.

Michu- Sly Spurts have said Rayo Vallecano have accepted an offer of 1.5m for Swansea for the spaniard. Laudrup has been a long-time admirer of the goal-scoring midfielder.

Kevin Mirallas- An unlikely one after Arsenal and Liverpool have expressed interest but Swansea have been interested in the winger for a few months and have been planning to make him Scott Sinclairs replacement. Swansea will have to pay his 6.4m release clause but wages could be a big issue.

Kevin Doyle- Wolves have said they want around 6m for the striker but Swansea have managed to agree a fee of 4m and Stephen Dobbie for the Irishman. Doyle expected to join the side next week and to fly to the states to link up with the team on their pre-season tour of the U.S.A.

Ignasi Miquel- Will snub a loan move to Brighton to join Swansea on loan. Nothing more to say on this.

Havard Nordveit- Swansea manager Michael Laudrup likes the look of the former Arsenal man saying he catches the eye but is a strong doubt as he was a regular in Borussia Mochengladbach's 3rd place finish last season which has led them into the Champions League. If he was to sign, would cost around 6-7m.

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17 Jul 2012 19:10:56
Southend defender/midfielder Bilel Moshni is wanted by championship duo Blackpool and Peterborough

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17 Jul 2012 19:07:59
Crewe striker AJ Leitch-Smith is the subject of a £500k offer from championship side Peterborough. Despite only recently signing a new deal with Alex, Leitch-smith is expected to sign for Posh.

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17 Jul 2012 19:02:16
What would happen if Huddersfield Town are just outside the playoffs by January and Jordan Rhodes has banged in 15goals. How much would his transfer fee go up by? I'd say he'd be worth at least 10million!

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What happens if he dont score a single goal all year how much is he worth then?

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I'd say his true worth is around 1 million because he's rubbish

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17 Jul 2012 18:02:48
Nobody it seems wants to move to or stay with Bristol City.

Potential new Player after player walking away as the club cannot offer them a competitive wage. The decent players looking to leave as they realise where the opportunities really are.

Steven Lansdown has turned his attention to his rugby project and the football side is on the financial precipice.

With no reality of bringing in any quality, a less than average existing squad ... looks like a long season for the Premiership wannabes with League One a real probability come May.

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Welcome to the real world of football where clubs have realised they can't just keep spending money or they too will end up like Pompey or Rangers. Barnsley have been in this situation for 2/3 years lots more teams need to realise then maybe the players would not be able to demand such wages.

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17 Jul 2012 18:11:43
Any New Transfer Rumours On Pne?

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17 Jul 2012 17:51:26
Liam palmer on a 6 month loan deal brilliant deal for both tranmere and sheff wed!

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17 Jul 2012 18:00:39
Liverpool are more than likely going to play 4-3-3 and the 3 in the middle will consist of Gerrard-Lucas-Henderson-Aquilani-Adam-Spearing-Shelvey-Cole and possibly even Suso but Rodgers's next move rather than going for a winger which Liverpool clearly need he is instead making a £10m move for Joe Allen. Liverpool will release Aquilani,Adam,Spearing and possibly Cole if they receive suitable offers.

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17 Jul 2012 17:37:41
wolves reserve manager terry connor being targetted for the nottingham forest job, u heard it here first.

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17 Jul 2012 17:06:59
League 1 Walsall are tracking 6 new players before the start of the season. They are hopefull of signing defender Clarke Carlisle along with Ex Barnsley striker Andy Gray. The Saddlers are also hoping to sign Sam Mantom on a season long loan from West Bromwich Albion. Ben Parker and James Chambers are still believed to be targets.

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17 Jul 2012 16:33:57
Martin Rowlands has contacted Colchester United about taking up a Player-Coach role, Rowlands left the U's after he wasn't offered a new contract however it seems he is now sending out a come get me signal. If he were to re-join the U's his wages would be half of what they were as a playing staff member.


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17 Jul 2012 16:56:47
I would like to know if there will be any players left for any other clubs after Duddersfield, Southampton and Reading have signed them all?

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17 Jul 2012 16:47:44
hate the way newly promoted teams to the premier league think there going to get everyone (southampton) you cant battle it out with clubs that are bigger than you example evreton newcastle ?

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17 Jul 2012 16:42:18
Ferguson is leaving, going forest deal done !!! Will be confirmed tonight or latest tomorrow morning

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17 Jul 2012 16:29:36
Colchester could offer former Blackburn Right-back Jackson Ramm a contract if he continues to impress on his trial period

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17 Jul 2012 16:16:15
Dougie Freedman bound for Forest. Good move for him.

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17 Jul 2012 15:26:06
whos got any news on luton town anyone ? ed you got any news for me ? LTFC {Ed003's Note - nope,sorry.}

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17 Jul 2012 16:12:19
Ha he ha he and this just about sums
up West Ham's current situation.

They are taking Bilel Mohsni on loan from
Southend. Who I hear you say??

Wiki says this

"Bilel Mohsni (born 21 July 1987) is a French-Tunisian footballer. He currently
plays for the Barclays Premier League side West Ham United F.C.."

You having a laugh with this or what?

In December 2011 he was given his 'last chance' due to many suspensions

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17 Jul 2012 15:23:48
Now confirmed - Adrian Mariappa has been confirmed as the latest Reading signing on a three year contract.
Source - Reading website.
Just in time for the trip to Portugal tomorrow.

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17 Jul 2012 14:57:01
As for this comment No ten point deductions to save them this season ... League One beckons !
20 Bristol City
21 Barnsley
R Portsmouth
R Coventry City
R Doncaster Rovers

So if am right Barnsley would gone down if Portsmouth didn have a points deduced

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Portsmouth are at their true level at the moment - cannot carry on spending money you have not got.

Mid-table in L1 to steady ship.

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17 Jul 2012 14:52:19
Norwich set to follow up there intrest in blackpool winger matt philllips. Peterbro chairman on t sport this morning, had alot of good things to say. Football needs more like him.

Ncfc matt

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An article in the Blackpool gazette stating that all Phillips rumours were exactly that I think some people just get bored and fabricate stories

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17 Jul 2012 14:25:53
Watch it Samuel...or it will all end in tears. Well there is almost definitely tension between Samuel Allardyce and the owners. Firstly we saw Allardyce, ala Redknapp use SKY TV to vent his frustration about the board failing to land his transfer targets. He went further in Yesterday's Evening Standard, saying that we've been in for twelve players and only landed two, adding we need at
LEAST FOUR more quality players. Watch this sapce because things are about to hot up at west ham

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17 Jul 2012 14:17:16
Walsalls board confirm 5 or 6 signings to come with all "football money" (transfers, compo and tv) to go into Dean Smiths Warchest.
Smith currently negotiating deals with Simon Mensing, Ryan Valentine (fee pending), Ben Purkiss and Karl Hawley.

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17 Jul 2012 13:51:47
Moshni apparently does not want to come back to southend. supposedly has a trial with an unnamed premiership club.
great loyalty from a player thats causes a lot of trouble time to cash in on him i think

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17 Jul 2012 13:16:43
Jose Baxter has officially announced than he is keen to join Crystal Palace stating that they are a great club with a great future. Likely hood of a deal has gotten stronger after this and him supposedly turning up at Palace's training ground

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17 Jul 2012 12:27:05
Brett Pitman to sign for Burnley thus allowing Charlie Austin to leave Turf Moor to sign for Huddersfield Town. With Ross McCormack having decided to go to Crystal Palace, Huddersfield are said to have Derby County striker Steve Davies as a target if the Austin deal falls through.

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Austin to town not happening,both teams laughed at it! anyway dont think burnley would sell n deano wouldnt pay 4-5m for injury prone striker!
strange tho how ppl can make things up on here and then it ends up in papers, just goes to show.....

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17 Jul 2012 12:20:33
Cole Skuse apparently on his way out
of Ashton Gate. Malky Mckay sees him as the ideal partner for Peter Whittingham

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17 Jul 2012 12:08:45
bradford city are in talks with burnley winger keith tracey about a move to vally parade for a fee around 375k

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17 Jul 2012 11:52:18
Harry Maguire set to join Bristol City from Sheffield United in 500k deal. Maguire is highly rated and United will not want to lose him but temptation of championship football may see him leave.

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17 Jul 2012 11:32:53
Dunno about you Hammers fans but am getting a little fed up of Fulham being linked with every target our hammers seem to be lining up.
About time we kept our business quiet
so these leeches can't slope in. COYI
about time we started getting some
targets in. We've got squad of 22 and
only 17 starters which is little worrying
if we get few injuries.

Reckon Jordan RHodes and Chris Solly
would be great business with pacey wide men

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17 Jul 2012 11:26:09
If Osbourne goes to Blackpool and we get a good price for him. We need to spend that income on a very good midfielder, not put it in the bank which Mr Petrie tends to do

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17 Jul 2012 10:46:04
There seems to be a great deal of speculation as to Bristol City's financial position with wild claims regarding cost cutting thus giving life to rumours of a mas exodus of first team players. To parody Mark Twain "The rumours of our death are greatly exaggerated". The truth of the matter is the club are gearing up for the introduction of F.F.P. The club have released a high number of players who were deemed surplus to Derek McInnes's requirements at the end of their contracts. Although every player has a price and could be sold there will be no fire sale.

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17 Jul 2012 08:42:05
bradford city have given up on Andy gray. The guy has kept city waiting on a dceision for 4 weeks now, and has gone on trial at L--ds utd.
My how the mighty fall .....not good enough for barnsley but good enough for L--ds. just another mate of warnocks, looks like bottom half finish for L--ds with all the has been signings and their best players leaving.

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17 Jul 2012 08:20:24
How do you have a medical if your in another country? Something makes me think this is a made up statement! I'm a town fan, don't get me wrong I would be gutted if we sell jordan, but if we do for the right money and the player wants to go then I'm sure everyone would support him, but if he says he will be loved on the pitch by all at town and hated by our opponents!DB {Ed001's Note - other countries do have medical facilities you know!}

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16 Jul 2012 23:42:56
After sealing a move for snodgrass norwich will go back to feeder club leeds, trying to take beccio & out of contract aiden white.

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