Football Banter Archive July 01 2012


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01 Jul 2012 23:43:16
Crawley Town are set to come back with an improved offer for Southampton's Ryan Dickson, after the two clubs could not initially match at Saints' valuation of the player.

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01 Jul 2012 23:16:38
Luke Young apparently set to join Reading from QPR as they look to sign a proven premiership right-back

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01 Jul 2012 23:16:04
Norwich City have made an undisclosed bid for left sided midfielder Bakary Sako

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01 Jul 2012 23:02:42
Birminghams Lee Clark looking to sign Jay Bothroyd, Peter Ramage and Sean Davis as he looks to add to the depleated squad he has

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01 Jul 2012 22:25:39
hi ED, any news on where peter lovenkrands is off?

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01 Jul 2012 22:40:59
Jon Taylor is looking to be going to Derby with Ben Davies coming the opposite way. Turner is trying to work out a swop between the two and a possible fee.

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01 Jul 2012 22:35:48
A shock for Bradford City fans tomorrow you have A big name Signing for you tomorrow

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01 Jul 2012 22:01:17
Sheffield united looking to sign bjorn riise , fitz hall & Dave Kitson

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01 Jul 2012 21:53:12
West Ham are now going to sign Milos Krasic instead of Eljero Elia.
Krasic has chosen WHU over Liverpool and has agreed terms.


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01 Jul 2012 21:39:23
Grant holt to sign new improved 3yr deal at norwich this week

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01 Jul 2012 21:29:43
i would like to see wolves steven fletcher dunno bout you guys

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Playing for Kidderminster maybe. Wolves showed last season most of their players are not Premiership - possibly even Championship standard

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01 Jul 2012 21:19:38
Craig Westcarr is signing for Bradford City tomorrow. Gary Thompson isn't signing.

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01 Jul 2012 20:55:34
Hi ED, any news on possible Huddersfield targets? Other than mccormack, clayton and morrison?

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Come on ed's enlighten us! plus could you put the rhodes to reading rumour to bed aswell!
terrier85 {Ed013's Note - Peltier is a target, but face competition from Leeds}

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01 Jul 2012 20:58:06
I think norwich should attempt to sign modibo maiga from sochaux very good striker with good left foot

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01 Jul 2012 20:40:32
i think after his euro 2012 performences swansea should buy versatile italy defender balzaretti only problems, ive read his estimated worth is 6.6 m and he is 30

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01 Jul 2012 19:51:17
Lets start getting serious BHOYS, did you read that rag could the SUNDAY MAIL TODAY. Who the fack is the sports editor. SELLING TO US WOULD HAVE AVOIDED THE MESS.

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01 Jul 2012 19:30:30
What a load of rubbish. Doyle and Hunt Both left Reading as legends. Doyle has publicly said he is not coming back and Hunt sadly is not the player he was when he came from Brentford. Next James Harper and Sidwell (although I would have Sidwell back) will be in the frame for a return to RFC.

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Hunt didn't leave as a legend. He was an arrogant little muppet with a big mouth. He upset the dressing room on a few occasions. Massive no thank you to him ever coming back.

Doyle, god love him, is toilet. He did well for us and then got believed all the hype and went to Wolves, where he was shockingly poor. Keep him!

Sidwell wouldn't get in this team now either. Back up, yes please.

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01 Jul 2012 18:23:50
I am pleased that leeds are gooing to get new oweners. With ex cash they have started to move the right way. But at this stage leeds fan that posted ahoist of targets of wich more than half of them are with premier L clubs, so there is no way these players are going to leave the likes of qpr drop a div. So please keep it real people.

Ncfc matt.

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Not seen any prem players mentioned, but you will find there are prem players willing to drop down if guaranteed first team football

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01 Jul 2012 18:20:56
Fulham agreed to Sa leaving in order to give Pog the wages he wants, Pog has not officially signed to Reading yep and has said he would prefer to stay at Fulham

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Its all confirmed, if its on the reading website its nailed on haha. they give is no information to live off during off season :(

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LOL at FuLOLham fans.

All confirmed last week.

And we're talking to Rhodes. LOLLY

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01 Jul 2012 17:50:23
Burnley set to sign no-one because the burnley board are a bunch of tight t**ts , if there's any hope of us signing anyone it will be a never heard of before non league player, only place we'll be going if the board don't hand out a bit of cash will be league one, sort it out

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01 Jul 2012 16:43:09
for some reason ed's didnt put my reply to the rhodes to l**ds rumour,so i'll try again....................
HHAHAHAA..... Not gonna happen, after climbing back onto couch and catching my breath, i still couldn't think of anything to say to this

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01 Jul 2012 15:59:00
leeds have been bought by a group from the middle east deal is done this week...big big money to be injected into the squad straight away ..players that are on neil warnocks list..hugo rodallega,danny rose,nigel reo coker,peter lovenkrands,aidan mcgeady,peter whittingham,jermaine beckford,dj campbell,tarrabat,carlos cuellar

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01 Jul 2012 15:57:16
Manchester United are staying very tight lipped on any transfer targets, you get so many people posting dream signings rather than realistic, as far as im aware of anything solid, its that united are after a few defenders and maybe a centre midfielder, ie modric. regarding wingers and strikers, fergies more than happy with what we have.

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01 Jul 2012 15:06:06
To the stoke fans who were constantly slating Leeds. The time has come to see the giant awake. We will brush you aside like the tin pot club you are. We always were and always will be a bigger club than you. MOT

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As a Stoke fan I couldn't care less about Leeds. Try worrying about your own club and division.

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Why is it, that when any club has a new owner they automatically think its going turn into a major spending spree and promotion.

It doesn't work, Watford, Leeds, forest, even my beloved port vale think the same.

Leeds are a big club, no doubting that and I wish you every success next season you get back to where you belong, but don't get your hopes up about signing big name players..... It probably will not happen!

By the way, stoke are streets ahead of Leeds utd at the moment and I can't see that changing any time soon.

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LUFC spent force years before the good times return.

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01 Jul 2012 14:15:13
Anyone know when fabio to QPR on loan being confirmed?

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Its not happening, it was rumoured he would go abroad but is now saying he would rather stay in england. sales to QPR, Sunderland and Totenham are rumoured.

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01 Jul 2012 12:58:04
What happened to the whole Somen Tchoyi deal? He is still a free agent and could def do a job for us

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01 Jul 2012 12:33:11
All this hate towards Reading is a little baffling, but very welcome nonetheless.

The signing of Pogrebnyak and Guthrie, as well as McCleary have all helped raise the clubs profile.

£8m bids to bring Gylfi Sigurdsson back were ambitious, and unlikely, but nevertheless, fantastic show of intent.


Now Reading are close to adding £5.5m Jordan Rhodes, contrary to the locals on here pleading he will stay. No he wont, and Grayson knows this. He is determind to get Sean Morrison as part of the deal, and this has been key to putting Reading firmly in the driving seat.

Reading have also offered Junior Hoilett 45k a week. No sensible Reading fan expect this to happen, but again it's a great sign of intent.

Robert Koren is also set to sign for £700,000 on a 2 year deal.

Reading have upped their respective bids for Adrian Mariappa and Chris Gunter, but these are dependant on their respective new owners being prepared to sell.


Reading are set to be given the go-ahead to upgrade their impressive academy to Cat 1 status, bringing it in line with Europe's top clubs.


Plans are being put in place early for the East Stand expansion next summer. This was going to be dependant on Premiership Survival, but the club will expand the East Stand to bring capacity to 31,000 next summer.

The following summer will see the North and South Stands expanded, bringing capacity to 38,300.

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We dont hate you, just feel sorry for you,u got a russian who is destined for failure after doing good at fulham, guthrie who wasnt wanted by any other prem, well maybe norwich but they dont count,you can offer what u want for anyone, doesnt prove anything unless they afraid you will always be a small club, same as norwich,good luck

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Why up your ground you never fill it when u went up only when whu and saints did u have big gates due to away fans ure support home and away is very poor

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Not hatred but just many getting fed up of the ludicrous rumours. Nice club Reading but suddenly believing that you'll sign top top players is getting tiresome. Guthrie about the standard you can expect but no shame in that.

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Expansion? I'm not hating but I am fairly sure you don't fill your stadium at all, so it would be stupid to expand

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What a load of rubbish. We only gave half the away end to West Ham and Saints, the other half was to pay on the day home fans...

Last time we were in the PL we filled it every week and had to turn fans away, so of course they'll need to expand.

BTW, LOL at West Ham and the Olympic Stadium.. Good luck with that LOL.

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More people will go to games when we are in the prem so I expect it to be full up for the big games and maybe an average crowd of about 25-27k but we will see

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01 Jul 2012 08:21:29
What are the chances of Heskey going Leicester please eds? And are Leicester in talks with anyone? {Ed015's Note - Think Emile will sign for Hull.}

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Would like to see big em back at leicester , hull have offered a longer contract than we did good luck to the bloke ...jim

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01 Jul 2012 09:54:17
haha good post about the fat lady! I posted the original, but i know that there is a possible delay, but still we know that when ryder does take over we are are getting players regardless of their ability as we are VERY short on the ground. So at least, we are getting change, i have been going 5 seasons now, and i cannot control my excitement to this. A PLAYER THAT IS NEVER OFFSIDE OR GREADY UPFRONT PENALTY TAKER, is one player that i dont think i will miss! :D need a replacement though! :)

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01 Jul 2012 09:32:19
reina is not worth 22 mill let alone 25 mill, 15 at max

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01 Jul 2012 08:20:26
AFC bournemouth signed frank demouge from fc utrecht on free transfer

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01 Jul 2012 08:10:10
Sleeping giants and twice European cup winners Nottingham Forest are about to be this space

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Sleeping what? LOL

They had a successful period for a short few years, but did little before and nothing after. They are nothing like a giant!


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What some one has bought them a new alarm clock

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01 Jul 2012 07:46:27
Danny Guthrie has signed for Reading on a three year deal. He signed on a free transfer on friday afternoon. Pavel Pogrebneyak has accepted a bid from Reading and is sorting out his work permit.

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Good on them! Leaving Southampton and West Ham behind.

Should be mid-table next season.

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Like we give a sh*t how well reading do next season, i'm sure we'll be fine.COYS

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01 Jul 2012 02:17:21
Sunderland transfers:

Probable Ins:
Carlos cuellar
Steven fletcher
Louis saha
Adam johnson
Aiden mcgeady
Manuel fernandes

Maybe ins:
Ryan bertrand
Ibrahima balde
Moussa kone
Ricky van wolfwinkel
Dimitris salpingidis
Stephen warnock

Probable outs:
Asamoah gyan
Ahmed elmohamody
George mccartney

Maybe outs:
Craig gardner
Stephane sessegnon
Titus bramble
Kieran richardson
Lee cattermole

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01 Jul 2012 00:12:40
are these new forest owners as rich as man citys, psg, malaga owners?

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New forest is owned by the national trust....:-)

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01 Jul 2012 01:16:38
Leeds United are ready to pounce on Jordan Rhodes with the scottish international wanting to join his fellow scottish man Robert Snodgrass, this may include a part exchange with Adam Clayton and Ross McCormack, with around 500k also as a fee for the Scot Rhodes. This deal depends on the takeover that is looming at Elland Road.

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Don't be silly. If Rhodes leaves it's for the Premiership. Warnock play will not suit Rhodes.
Town Supporter

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Rhodes to Leeds in exchange for Mccormack? No offense to Mccormack but he wouldnt even replace rhodes's bootlaces. This is not true! Grow up!

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Pounce all they like rhodes is bound for the prem. does not want to be in the championship all his career as he will be if leeds sign him

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I heard he was going to
reading done deal
that s what reading supporters
said on this page

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Be good business, as town are desperate for mccormack, lets deal

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LOLz at Rhodes going to LOLeeds.

PL or nowhere.

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You can see the dread in town posts when rhodes and leeds are mentioned,lol, personally dont think he's good enough for us, but be one in the eye for town.and better championship with leeds than lge1 with town

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Dont want him anyway just coz he scored in league 1 doesnt mean he will in championship. at least mcormack has proved he can score at championship level

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01 Jul 2012 01:02:44
Liverpool want to get their hands on £10 million Midfielder Ibrahim Afellay. Afellay is keen on joining the reds but Tottenham are also intrested in the Barcelona starlet.

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01 Jul 2012 01:02:42
New signings: Jussi, Hendo, McCartney, Diame. Expected to follow soon: Mangane and Richardson.


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Talks are he on his to norwich, not sure how true it is

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01 Jul 2012 00:49:19
Barnsley Midfielder Jacob Butterfield set to decide future on Monday and Norwich are hot favourites to take Jacob but he may opt to stay at oakwell

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01 Jul 2012 00:39:10
Further info from my man on the inside at Molineux, with the arrival of FC Copenhagens assistant Johan Lange on Monday, Wolves will almost certainly make a move for their Costa Rican Left Back Bryan Oviedo, to begin the restructing of the defence. Not heard of him personally but a bid will be made at some point.
Dr Anthony.

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01 Jul 2012 00:33:10
Scott Sinclair will sign for Fulham next week in a 5m deal.

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Hes a good player but i cant see us signing him when kerim frei and alex kacaniklic are looking to be turning into good players

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Alan McGregor will sign for Fulham to this week.

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01 Jul 2012 00:09:27
Derby to sign Mellor on a free from Crewe and chosing Derby over his home town club. Good back up for Roberts

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01 Jul 2012 00:02:29
Real Madrid want Lucas Moura.

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