Football Banter Archive January 18 2013


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18 Jan 2013 23:38:54
I'm not itk but city should try and do a swap deal plus cash with Taylor or stead going to Bradford for nahki wells


I really think that Albert is going although IMO he's the most overrated player in the championship he's going to be highly publicised with playing in Africa cup of nations who h will only increase the amount of clubs looking at him so therefore IMO I would bring in Ritchie of Swindon got bags of potential and still young also very highly rated by a host of clubs

Come on lansdown get your wallet out and back o Driscoll

Sean O'Driscoll's cider army


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As a Forest fan I would say Defenders is what you want, SOD got our midfield and strikers playing great passing and attacking football but was defence that was issue....even with a few decent players we were leaking silly goals which I think is what lead to his downfall but he is a nice guy and a good coach who try to play good football, he has an eye for a bargain and gets the best out of average players and youngsters....hope he does well for ya!

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18 Jan 2013 23:27:17
Wolves have received a bid from an unknown club for Bakary Sako, believed to be in the region of £4-5million

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18 Jan 2013 23:15:05
Hi Ed
Derby fan here.Just to let you the Bid for Dexter Blackstock is part of Nigel clough's Mind tricks he learnt from his dad to unsettle the player.We arient in for any players in january as we simply don't have the wage budget.But in the summer expect 4-5 young talents
Will grigg and Jon taylor have been mentioned a lot by people in the know.As he wants to make the U21s competitive and add different types of players for depth
Mpstly targeting out of contract players.Then a few
Players from abroad on trial. {Ed003's Note - Hi}

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18 Jan 2013 22:44:57
Thanks to supporters from across the country for their words of shock/support ref Adkins sacking. Football is united which is great. Today hurts like hell so thanks guys.

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Grow up man!! Adkins done a great job for us, but if it wasn't for n.c we wouldn't have a club. In the chairman we trust . From a season ticket holder . Up the premier league we go COYR

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18 Jan 2013 22:43:45
Paul benson might sign for Southend if he takes a wage cut

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18 Jan 2013 21:45:24
Stoke Possible Targets:
Bent - Loan (reunite with Jones if Crouch goes on loan to QPR)
Benteke - 7/9mill
Hoilett - 5mill (to replace Etherington)
Baptiste - 2mill
Olsson - 4.5mill

Palacios - out
Higginbotham - out
Edu - out (loan)
Ness - out (loan)
Jones - only if crouch stays
Wilson - ?
Whitehead - out

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Benteke 7/9 million.

we paid 7 million. What do you think he is worth now. When Benteke goes he will go to a top club.
Not a 'boot it and Huth it, (HOOF it), mob!!

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18 Jan 2013 20:59:21
good news Bury fc get embargo lifted and are set to sign danny pugh from leeds on loan til end of season uts

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18 Jan 2013 20:33:14
blackpool wanting to talk to Grayson dosent supprize me but not as much as saints sacking nigel madess total madness

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18 Jan 2013 20:30:46
The sacking of Nigel Adkins is a disgrace. He brought them from near the bottom of League 1 to the Prem in 3 seasons on a low budget. What were the Southampton board expecting, 15th in the one of the toughest leagues in the world and being sacked after drawing against the champions of Europe from 2 goals down. And to add to that bringing in an unproven manager who can't speak a word of utter shamble!

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18 Jan 2013 20:18:26
where are the signings? Jay Tabb, Jonny Russell, Naki Wells, Riise, Max Gradel, Lewis McGugan all linked but won't happen.

Bring on Micheal Dubarry return

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18 Jan 2013 19:42:47
Burton sign Ian sharps on loan for rest of season with view to permenant move

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18 Jan 2013 19:40:22
New Doncaster manager Brian Flynn has two players lined-up he is keen to sign to help push for promotion. To help to finance this ambitious bid he wants to unload the expense of Iain Hume from the wage bill, as both of the players are strikers.

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18 Jan 2013 19:28:16
Just another few nails in the coffin for football, a succesfull popular manager is sacked and allardyce is charged by the persons at the fa for telling the truth, refs are terrified of fergie their first and only priority is not to get on the wrong side of old big hooter the penalty descisions in the man you west ham match were diabolical , west ham get knocked out of the cup and he gets a charge for pointing out what all of football knows.the game is losing all credibility

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Sorry to inform you but this has been going on at Man Utd for donkeys years !

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18 Jan 2013 18:48:01
What's done is done now. I'm not happy how we treated Nigel Adkins. He did a tremendous job at saints, he will always be appreciated by saints fans. He will fall on his feet, he's a very good manager. We need to get behind the boys now on Monday night and continue on. They need the support, no good getting negative, it doesn't help our fight for survival. Nothing will bring Nigel back. Lets look forward to 3 points on Monday. COYR

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18 Jan 2013 18:25:35
Bury come out of transfer embargo and are free to sign new players. uts

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18 Jan 2013 17:47:29
Evening Ed and all just thought I'd ask someone sensible if they've heard about any real gossip or rumours going around about our great club or becchio going Wigan etc as read a few times about a mystery newcomer arriving under the radar any news/details
Cheers guys for info I'm just like a little lad waiting for his birthday to arrive hoping I get the best present Iv ever had Haha
While transfer windows still open H, !!A ha
Wingy Mk
Leeds for life MOT {Ed003's Note - Nobody around who is sensible at the moment so I best answer you,there is truth in the Becchio to Wigan that's all I can help you with,try the Leeds page for more mate}

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18 Jan 2013 17:11:19
Ed any news on villas transfers..?! Cheers

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18 Jan 2013 17:26:15
Bury Fc have had their transfer embargo lifted at last:)Now let's sign some players and stay up. UTS

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18 Jan 2013 17:20:32
Burton have signed Ian Sharps on loan from rotherham for the rest of the season

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18 Jan 2013 17:07:18
Grayson out, Adkins in... That would be the best January transfer of this in window

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18 Jan 2013 16:55:15
Forren has signed on a 3-and-a-half-year deal. Just announced. He will wear the no. 15 shirt.


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18 Jan 2013 16:30:34
stockdale back at hull season long loan

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18 Jan 2013 16:10:55
Middlesbrough will not buy anyone until the summer

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18 Jan 2013 15:44:16
Celtic reject Norwich bid for Gary Hooper around £5 million, hopefully we send another offer!

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18 Jan 2013 15:07:54
What I don't understand is, Warnock is saying about Becchio "We're not the ones turning his head so after the deadline he'll get down to it and be back to normal". However, when we enquire about a player, Sean Harvey is told "not for sale" end of enquiry. How does it not work both ways??

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18 Jan 2013 14:52:41
The new manager of southampton will result in some money Being added to the transfer budget, therefore new signings in the next few days are expected

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18 Jan 2013 14:43:51
Southampton Fans need to remember where we were before Marcus Liebherr appointed Cortese as Chairman.

We are now a well run, financially sound club with excellent prospects. Just like the sacking of Pardew this has come as a shock but look how much better off we are now.

We need to put faith in the chairman and get behind the new manager, it's not his fault Adkins was sacked after all.

The last thing we need is a fan's revolt look what that's doing to Chelsea.

Adkins has been a hero for us and yes it seems like poor timing but it is done. Send of Adkins with the applause he deserves on Monday night but do not revolt against the new man.

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Thats a great post, couldn't agree more. I thought adkins was great but our league position was still on a knife edge. cortese has not let us down yet, so deserves the benefit of the doubt. I will be really gutted, if on monday night some negativity in the crowd scuppers our chances of beating everton. all the best for the future nige COYR!

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Agree with the first post and one thing we should all remember Adkins did not do it all on his own, without Cortese there would be NO Southampton

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18 Jan 2013 14:28:49
Adkins sacked at Southampton. Shocking decision in my view. He has done a great job with back to back promotions and currently well placed for survival in the Premier League. Come on Deano - bring him to Huddersfield and we could have some fun over the next couple of years!

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18 Jan 2013 14:05:23
Any news from Gillinghm Ed? Cody McDonald in? David Wright in? Jack Payne out? Seems we are linked to loads of players but not much acivity

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18 Jan 2013 14:08:43
If Leeds utd do decide to give old crow face the boot, they could Do the Sensible thing and give the job to Nigel Adkins! Saints played some great footy under him! He didn't deserve the sack!

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18 Jan 2013 14:07:10
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed an offer from Norwich City for striker Gary Hooper has been rejected. (tv)

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18 Jan 2013 13:35:23
Rotherham are making bids for Alan Lee, Chris Sedgwick and Lee Williamson. Steve Evans is being quoted as saying "All the fans do is moan at me on MillersMad so I might as well give them who they are asking for." source - Sheffield Star

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18 Jan 2013 13:25:53
Certainly a surprise with Atkins been shown the door!

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18 Jan 2013 13:16:51
Well...Blackpool fans need not worry about their new manager. Nigel Adkins will be straight up there. Gutted Saints fan.

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Spurs fsn here ..Absolute disgrace gettin rid of adkins
he was doing well. unknown in..iffy chairman I reckon..
Good luck for season anyeay
hope you stay up....

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They would be getting a great manager, our loss could be their gain!
St Matt

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18 Jan 2013 13:16:05
AFC Bournemouth sign Ryan Fraser on a 3 1/2 year deal. Can't wait to see him playing.... UTCIAD

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18 Jan 2013 12:19:12
SOUTHAMPTON boss nigel adkins sacked!
Mauricio Pochettino new head coach, ex-espanyol manager known for giving away the penalty at world cup 2002 which beckham scored to beat argentina 1-0

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18 Jan 2013 12:36:12
I am so angry with the sacking of Nigel Adkins, this new guy has a lot to prove or the fans will make him leave. There's only one Nigel Adkins.


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Newcastle fan here and I'm baffled by this news. Adkins was on a decent run the team obviously up for the fight after the Chelsea result.

How can Pardew still be in a job if Adkins was deemed not good enough?

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Saints seemed to be doing well, out of the drop zone, battling draw at Stamford Bridge, what's going on? Owners about to cut and run? Makes no sense, sorry for him and the fans Bryhr Pilgrim

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18 Jan 2013 16:23:20
First of all shocked and stunned adkins has been sacked, if this is normal football is in a very sorry state. Secondly typical newcastle fan making this sad news, all about them!SGBS

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18 Jan 2013 12:11:18
I am absolutly gutted that Adkins has been sacked - he will work wonders at his next Club - good luck Nigel and many many thanks - COYRs

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I cannot understand ???
just steadying ship...


maxiums.. love to have him at blackpool ..but he wouldn't except peanuts..

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Shocked and deeply saddened. Where was the rumour that our new CB was to be our new Manager?! I reserve judgement, however, Cortese was also described as mad when sacking Pardew.

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Maxi, yup just sheer lunacy and he would be a great addition to the tangerine dream - he has great integrity and slf belief....good luck...COYRs

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What CRAZY thing to do.he won't be out of work for long, no offence saints fans but I reckon they will go down now.time will tell.

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18 Jan 2013 12:10:15
Sorry nigel you dint deserve this

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18 Jan 2013 12:02:25
I heard that Blackpool do not have undersoil heating.
Maybe they should sell Ince, Phillips etc and invest in some if this is indeed the case. Perhaps Maximus can confirm.


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No heating.. never mind under the pitch.. any where..
blackpool said pitch ok.. but what about fans traveling??
we only have received 51 million from prem journey.. and that's in the pockets of the owners.. me thinks game could well be off..


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18 Jan 2013 10:49:43
these wells rumours are not even true so get it out of your head he isnt going

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18 Jan 2013 10:50:59
Let me supply some FACTS about swindon town and administration.

The club owe nothing to suppliers the bank or the revenue, they are under budget and in a good state of financial health.

Andrew Black is looking to sell he stake in the club, not all of it as he wishes to remain, but does not want sole responsibility of the club finances, there are 7 yes 7 consortiums interested and a specialist accountant is currently carrying out due dilligence.

The 13.5million debt is owed to previous directors and Andrew Black who bought the club in 2008 in the form of interest free loans, the directors are willing to write off some of that money for the interested consortium to take control.

There is no need or any plans to sell players that paolo doesn't want to, he is trying to offload some players to remove them from the wage bill so the club can Keep Holland and Martin for the rest of the season.

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18 Jan 2013 02:07:32
QPR will only sell DJ as there is no point loaning him out only to let him leave on a free in the summer. Cisse off to the far east. Looks like QPR have the only firm offer on the table for M'Villa to sign on a permanent basis in the window with other clubs looking to loan till the summer with a view to buy but things change very quickly as we all know. Expect a CB in soon looks like Harry is holding out to see if we can get a couple of points closer to safety to make the prospect more inviting, although Bramble has been touted I really can't see that happening, with a reputation only matched by Emile Heskey!! Would love to see Chris Samba but find that very unlikely. Peter Odemwingie looks probable if the press are to be believed, Livermore is no longer coming in due to Sandro being injured, I would also expect Harry to have another trick up his sleeve. Oh yeah Mackie is going nowhere !!

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Qpr on the slippery slope to oblivion

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18 Jan 2013 01:14:21
any reading news please?

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18 Jan 2013 00:19:09
Zola linked with a move to chelsea at the end of the year to appease the chelsea fans. Personally can't see it but it is in today's daily paper

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Hopefully he will stay at Watford to continue the project he has started at Watford with the pozzo family

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18 Jan 2013 00:01:08
Sunderland are looking at striker Vedad Ibisevic.

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17 Jan 2013 23:52:01
Sunderland hope to bring in Danny Graham and bring back Darren Bent.
Louis Saha has left, James Mcfadden is signing for Forest and Fraizer Campell is signing for Cardiff.
Sunderland also looking to bring in young Danish centre half Jores Okore, and sign experienced midfielder Niko Kranjčar

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