Football Banter Archive January 24 2012

 

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24 Jan 2012 23:26:07
how can u say we got to much money,u tried to pinch him for peanuts,whats he worth now,im sure u made 5 million off graham,i do agree the board would sell for the right price this time though !

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24 Jan 2012 23:21:14
The hottest rumour around is that MK Dons have no money to spend and will not be signing any players on a permanent basis during this transfer window. They may, however, sign one loan player just before the window closes, as is customary practice at the club.

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24 Jan 2012 23:17:15
There are lots of rumours and names being linked with Reading fc on this site, truth is only karleigh Osbourne of brentford is the only player the royals will defo be going for. The wage budget is not changing drastically, despite the turnover so expect the royals to go about business as usual and start building a title winning squad in the summer. Osbourne (Def) Sheppard (For) expect a Midfielder to sign before end of Jan and that will be all for now folks!

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24 Jan 2012 23:07:52
Van Persie unhappy with ambition of club and losing patience, handed in transfer request today, expect announcement tomorrow!
Arsenal hoping for offer of around 35-40 million and looking at Pato and/or Jordan Rhodes as replacement.
Wenger will also loan Arshavin to Everton, who are selling Bilyaletdinov, with view to 6 million in summer.

SpiderMan

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24 Jan 2012 23:02:29
Ok everybody is getting mixed up lpool are trying to sign twente striker luuk de Jong not mcitys Nigel de jong

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Tried to sign him McClaren wont let him go.

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24 Jan 2012 22:47:05
maynard deal is off

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24 Jan 2012 22:43:08
Blackpool hav won ov v strongest squads in v
league so any new faces will only make v squad
stronger....... oh as for Celtic and rangers in
v epl ur talkin rubbish bud now go watch em play
and yul see wot I meen

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Watched Rangers beat Blackpool with our kids.Blackpool are a bad team,end off story.And that is why they take our reserve players like John Fleck.And Steven Crainey can even make a carer there,who was awful for Celtic in the SPL.Danny Wilson is another guy Rangers brought through,and Barry Ferguson.A.M

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Ally ally ally ! keep beating that bagpipe drum of yours , blackpools first game back after top flight football , lost most players , i went ! friendly game we had 3 trailists playing and new players , you had full strenghten side , second half we made 6 changes , and one was a 7 year old ball boy , that run your defence ragged , your rubbish mate , the worst team ive seen at bloomfield rd for 30 years ! even are paper boys are after a game next time you come down.

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24 Jan 2012 22:14:30
Liverpool to bid for everyone.

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24 Jan 2012 21:47:54
Salif to Wigan? you nuts? he's settled, 34, few years of Liverpool cash behind him. better off scout for TP, and start to manage African Nation chaps who feel ripped off with substandard contracts. He's a familiar face and bright enough to do it well. Fewer injuries, less work, easier life.

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24 Jan 2012 22:08:19
Arsenal target Eden hazard is in talks for personal terms as they have agreed a fee with Lille. He was spotted at the emirates game vs man utd

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24 Jan 2012 22:04:56
How about this for a long shot owen ,diame ,rodlega and cahil to stoke and jones,fuller and collins going out

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24 Jan 2012 21:59:47
Liverpool scouts have been watching Fernando Llorente, with a view to activating his release clause. Other targets for the reds include Jelavic of Rangers, who is rumoured to command a fee of at least £6m and Krasic, who has been offered to The Reds by Juve for a deal thought to be around £14m. Jovetic and Bent also remain on The Reds radar as they look to boost there striking ranks after a poor season in front of goal.

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24 Jan 2012 21:57:53
Sad news for Swindon fans, Flint will be sold before the transfer deadline, he is a target for Middlesborough and the deal is almost done ! For a fee expected to be in the region of 700k + add ons. Ritchie could also be going next week.... dont poo poo it, the bid will be right for the club and allow Paolo to bring in the Championship striker he wants which will astound league2. Boateng was not bought here to sit on the bench, he has been loaned with the promise of first team football to replace Flint....

Three teams are also after Caddis, but PDC has told the board he will not let the captain go.

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24 Jan 2012 21:52:39
No other players in or out at huddersfield, Morrison was an "opportunity not to be turned down" but lee clark had no intention of bringing anyone in, and is still standing firm that no one will be in or out

Source,

HTAFC.com (Lee Clark)

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If GARY ROBERTS is out long term after his hernia op, HUDDS mite try bring in some cover. HTAFC.com

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24 Jan 2012 21:47:27
ricky lambert and rodellga going to everton

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24 Jan 2012 21:44:14
michael owen is just a worse version of mackail-smith, brighton don't need him they need a strong striker who can hold the ball up.

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Machail smith a scotch international says it all really ha ha ha

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24 Jan 2012 21:38:27
Any reading rumours Ed? {Ed003's Note - Loads now,scroll down and see }

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24 Jan 2012 21:36:26
No true saints fan wants to see the skates out of business? Of course we do, they were dancing in the streets when we nearly went out of business, and I and many thousands more will party like mad if they did, sod em they bought their tiny moment of success with dodgy money .
Good ridance to them they are a mickey mouse club from a small town near their bigger and better neighbours Southampton

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Classy, seriously.

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We dont want them out of business,. because then we wont have anyone to take the pish out of....COYRs

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With fans like you, its a shame Southampton managed to survive. Bryher Pilgrim

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I remember being spat at by Pilgrims, hiding behind steel bars, when we sent 'em down to league 2. Shame they survived.

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24 Jan 2012 21:37:00
Arsenal want malouda and kalou from chelsea and ballack on a free

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24 Jan 2012 21:28:23
Reading takeover update:

て「 The club will go for Category One Academy status, the highest possible ranking, ensuring a bright future for our young talents.

Most Premiership clubs don't have Cat A status. Good news.

て「 TSI said they will take 51% of the club in stage one, for £25million.

Not £40m as the papers claimed. Stage 2 buyout in a couple of years when Sir John Madejski steps down as Chairman and becomes Life President.

て「 TSI confirmed that their founder Anton Zingarevich went to nearby Bearwood College, and he paid to watch the Royals play at Elm Park as a youngster.

て「 Anton met Brian McDermott in Milan last week. Anton was there to watch the Milan derby, and stayed up with Brian until 1am talking football.

He has a genuine passion for football which bodes well.

て「 TSI will press ahead with the stadium expansion to 38,000 as was approved by Reading Borough Council in 2006 when Reading were in the Premier League.

The expansion of the East Stand will remain one tier, becoming the UK's largest one tier stand.

て「 TSI have not ruled out stadium rebranding, but at a later date.

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24 Jan 2012 21:25:11
Southampton are keeping tabs on swedish striker Alexander Gerndt, currently with FC Utrecht.

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24 Jan 2012 21:17:57
podolski to anfield 9.5m

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24 Jan 2012 20:42:08
jordan rhodes to be bought jointly by man u man c chelsea and arsenal form15 million and loaned back to huddersfield for 5 years

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24 Jan 2012 20:39:52
Leicester to sign all professional footballers in uk in an attempt to stay in the championship

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24 Jan 2012 20:39:14
Portsmouth were today issued with awinding order by HMRC for unpaid tax bills totaling £1.6Million and rising, Andrew Andronikou states this will lead to players being sold to cover this and other debts
TWTD

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24 Jan 2012 20:33:29
Just got my saints home top with hooper and number 10 what songs would celtic fans suggest we sing to make him feel welcome???

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How about we might win a game soon

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Cracker! What tune do you suggest?

Hope the shirts got green and white hoops otherwise you'll look a bit silly!

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24 Jan 2012 20:30:56
huseklepp > saints

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Aaaaaaand Southampton are linked with yet another player - but it's ok, because their fans aren't worried by the number of games they've been losing or anything.

Don't tell me, EVERY rumour or dodgy link to a player has been placed on here maliciously by jealous rivals trying to make you lot look dimmer than usual?

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Not as worried as you obviously are about us being 2nd. Where are you?

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I'm not in the least bit worried about you being 2nd, why would i be? You won't be second for long and you know it. We're in 13th btw, you should know us, we murdered you on Monday night, but we're crap and probably only scored two lucky goals V's your reserves.

LEICESTER FAN

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24 Jan 2012 20:27:02
As a stoke fan I want put a lot of stuff to rest
1) Defoe won't be coming (why would spurs sell us a top striker whilst they are vying for the league)
2)Stoke wont buy Tim Cahill (everton need him) nor Baines (Stoke cant afford him, nor would he come)
3) to my knowledge we havent ever done swap deals before, yet alot of you are convinced that we are going to be swapping half the squad for half of soembodys elses squad.....IT NEVER HAPPENS due to contracts, agents etc
4) Pulis has said that he will only buy if someone becomes avaiable and so far no one has. We might buy a full back and we might buy a back up winger, but in januarys inflated market do not bet on it

So i urge my fellow stokies to stop making up garbage and get real.

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24 Jan 2012 20:13:54
Jordan Rhodes seen outside Madejski stadium

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I saw him outside ASDA, i reckon they might be about to announce that they've signed him.

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24 Jan 2012 20:00:13
Portsmouth have no prospective owners in discussions with them. It is believed that preparations are being made for liquidation by the end of february.

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24 Jan 2012 19:59:12
Watford if Carlisle board is so bad why is one of the main clubs which the football association has based. The best criteria on how to run a club. You board are the failure not Carlisle get your facts right

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24 Jan 2012 19:57:27
Arsene Wenger had major bust up with RVP at training today! Planning to sell him for 25/30m to whoever will pay, probably Man City, Real Madrid, Tottenham or QPR.
Will bid 10m + Wilshere on loan for rest of season (to gain fitness and form) to Hudderdfield for Jordan Rhodes to replace RVP.
Arsenal also offering contract to Michael Ball, who left Leicester and now has no club, to sort out problems at left back.
Offering Sol Campbell pay as you play deal in desperate attempt to firm up the central defence.

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Be better with Keown & Adams back what a load of ......

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24 Jan 2012 19:51:03
for god sake how many more times i got to say gus will not leave brighton he has got his own thing going on at brighton trying to bring continental style football to the english league plus we just spent 30 million on a state of the art training ground for an academy its a bigger achievenent for gus to take brighton from a bottom of league one club to winning league one to playoff this season and prob premiership in 2 years

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You have to say it 149 more times. Poyet is treading water at Brighton, he's just waiting for a big club to come a knocking, simple as that.

Off you go then

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By continental you mean a diving time wasting cheating way

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They don't have relegation play offs

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24 Jan 2012 19:38:58
breaking news my budgie has died, who was about to sign for Aston Villa

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24 Jan 2012 19:35:31
Saw on Teletext that Portsmouth face a winding up order over £1.6m owed to HMRC.
If I supported a team who owed HMRC more than £1.6m I would be very, very worried. What? Glasgow Rangers owe MORE than that? Oh dearie dearie me, they are DOOMED, DOOMED, I tell you LOL Timalloy

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24 jan 2012 19:34:28
swindon forget about tubbs/heskey/mcdonald/the 2 non leauge lads and the lad from bournemouth.
is all total bs believe me.
there will be a striker this week that will take swindon to there spending limit.
unfortunately flint and ritchie will depart this month.is sad yet dicanno has the striker in sight so by end of this week it wil shock all swindon fans.
and yes they will win top spot by may

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24 Jan 2012 19:33:10
seb larsson of sunderland is interesting a host of top clubs after impressive season

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No chance of getting him

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24 Jan 2012 19:20:23
Enough with the Crazy Reading Rumours. We will not be signing every player going. We will do what we always do buy cheap and buy smart.

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24 Jan 2012 19:09:38
It appears that Stoke are in for Tim Cahill and Leyton Baines, tbh i can see they Cahill one happening but Baines come on! hes one if not the best in English football right now. On the other hand Everton appear to be after Ricardo Fuller & Kenwyne Jones. I can't see they signing 3 strikers including Romelu Lukaku and as he said on Sky Sports that he will consider a loan move in the summer transfer window, he didn't say where to. Stoke DJ Campbell is nearly done according to some people and Jermaine Defoe is a 'Possible'. A lot of Stoke transfer rumours are going around like Diame from Wigan, i can't see them all happening myself as we have a strong team but may need a Left back as Wilson is on the downhill. - My view.

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Romelu Lukaku can not go out on loan as hes played for two clubs already this season

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24 Jan 2012 19:05:41
Saints might go in for billy sharp again sources from daily mirror

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24 Jan 2012 19:03:27
The only reason that in the event of of Rednapp being banged up that Spurs might want Poyet is that he's been a coach their before. However, as a Brighton fan I do admire I doubt that Spurs would want somebody that inexperienced, Brighton after all is his first managerial post and although we are a club on the up we are not in the same class as Spurs. If he gets us into the Premier, which certainly won't be this season it might be an idea but even then I would doubt it. Managing a top flight Premier club is a very different ball game to that of a team who have just claimed out of League 1. As for his sentence, well, if he is convicted I reckon that because he's well known he will be made an example of. As was said earlier Lester Pigott and Ken Dodd are but two who found this out.

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Next Wolves manager

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24 Jan 2012 18:53:54
my dad saw tim cahill in costa coffee at the weekend in newcastle-under-lyme and asked him what he was doing and he said he was in the process of signing for stoke. 100% certain deal

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24 Jan 2012 18:16:32
i posted that comment, i love celtic and would hate 2 see gary H leave but come on SPL is MUCK! any1 would leave 4 premier league football

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Prob just interested in the money, who would want to play in a league where managers produce invisible cards, players stamp on each other, and forearm smash their opponents and get away with it! EPL = agressive overpaid primma donna league!! {Ed003's Note - Not a fan then }

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24 Jan 2012 18:15:11
torres to hand in transfer request and wants
to rejoin liverpool

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24 Jan 2012 18:00:32
any norwich or celtic fans tell us what fotheringhams like if wolves do sign him

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He was widely regarded at Norwich as a major flop, however he was playing in a rather poor squad under very poor management at the time. I'm sure under better management he would be a useful player, but Premiership level is probably too big an ask.

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24 Jan 2012 18:00:22
ha ha! I am very glad to see that alex snubbed QPR. they are a small club thinking they are big spenders, when really, their best player is joey barton ... man city wannabes

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24 Jan 2012 17:55:21
ANY BRISTOL CITY TRANSFER NEWS IN OR OUT,
ANY BRISTOL CITY TRANSFER NEWS IN OR OUT,

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24 Jan 2012 17:34:30
Tomas Rosicky's agent, Pavel Paska, has travelled to London for talks with Arsene Wenger over the player's future. and possible deal bringing The Czech Republic international to Reading seeing as Rosicky's only started five league games for Arsenal this season and is out of contract in the summer.so Wenger has decided to cash in on the Rosicky fee is believed to be around 3.5 million

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24 Jan 2012 17:30:38
Looks like we've got a new bubble that's going to blow up bigger than ever with nearly all are players back for Saturday last time we had Chaplow we went on a our best run of the season and when he's been injured we've been on our worst run of the season, plus we have lee back and a fully rested lallana things are looking good for next Tuesday so watch out cardiff! Up the saints

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Clutching. At. Straws.

Let's all laugh at Southampton

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Sorry meant rested lambert instead of lallana

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Lots of teams below Southampton its easier to laugh at

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Oooh no saints have dropped from top spot to second!
OH GOSH. BEING SECOND IS DISGRACEFUL AND SHAMBOLIC!
u mad, teams who arent first or second?
Why yes, i think you are.

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24 Jan 2012 17:12:53
Billy Sharp & Jordan Rhodes signing for everybody that they haven't already been linked with

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Billy sharpe and jordan rhodes signing for west brom tomorrow,just thought i,d post this as i think they,re the only club that they have,nt been linked with yet!

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24 Jan 2012 16:51:44
Hi Ed(s) any credible Stoke news, sick of hearing about players like Defoe, Baines etc. Heard from a Stoke message board that a player should be signing on loan Thu/Fri any ideas? (no more Rugby jokes please!?!) {Ed013's Note - Only that Michael Tonge has gone to Barnsley on loan}

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24 Jan 2012 16:41:57
Ed... Any idea who the striker is in league 1 that Swindon are about to sign ?? {Ed013's Note - Sorry mate, nothing}

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24 Jan 2012 16:39:07
is arshavin going to reading on loan ed? {Ed013's Note - I have only heard that from this site, no where else}

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Reading are about Arshavins level

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Its been talk in the board room at Reading as i work there Mr reading

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^^Do you work in the Library?

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Please don't insult my intelligence just because i work for a Reading no need to be jealous

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Selling programme's on match days doesn't count as employment.

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24 Jan 2012 16:36:04
Watford boss Sean Dyche is desperate for more attacking options, and is looking no further than another loan for Andreas Weimann. The Aston Villa youngster's second loan at Watford was cut short by Villa earlier this season, but Dyche hopes to bring him back until the end of the season, with a view to bringing him in permanently, should money for the transfer and wages allow.

I think this is quite likely, as Weimann speaks very highly of Watford and he was the one who talked Jonathan Hogg into signing for Watford.

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24 Jan 2012 16:35:28
Michael Owen seems highly likely to go out on loan until end of the season. Brighton, Birmingham and West Ham seem to be most likely choices.
Will leave Utd indefinitely in Summer.

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Can never understand y manu took him in the first place but am not to bothered i made a s**t load of money from him going to manu think a will but another bet on him joining qpr

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Fergie wanted some good racing tips

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More than likely well am happy he went to manu it but 5 g in my pocket

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£5000 is a s**tload of money? Do you live in Scotland?

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24 Jan 2012 16:34:16
As I said some days ago Mourinho is leaving Real Madrid this summer. They still don?ヌャ・t know who is the mole. The first name in the list for the next year is Rafa Benitez.

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24 Jan 2012 16:33:43
Why would town want a player not good enough for Bournemouth??

Yes we're in a lge below but this same team will be higher than them next season.

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24 Jan 2012 16:27:34
Any Leicester news ed? {Ed013's Note - I've heard that you may be in for Ben Marshall}

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They taught some club a lesson last night

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Their fans have come out of hiding

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...says the man who fails to tell us who he supports (i bet we can guess though, seeing as he's sulking 'n all)

LEICESTER FAN

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24 Jan 2012 16:19:34
More west ham targets fallen by the wayside
as Nicky maynard agrees to join Wigan
and Jimmy Kebe signs contract extension at
Reading. Time running out for Sam Allardyce
and his high flying promotion chasing hammers
who will need this window to strengthen as the
chasing pack are all looking to close the gap

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Ok players not really that good,as 1 is going to wigan poor choice and 1 to stay at reading lack of balls to me.

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Lol - the chasing pack are closing the gap - and you choose the day after West Ham take over at the top of the league to tell us this... brilliant!

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People have been going on about the chasing pack for months. Same top 2 though {Ed003's Note - The gap has closed a lot though }

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24 Jan 2012 16:04:28
A host of scouts north and south of the border have flocked to see Aaron Sinclair of partick thistle fc, but my understanding is that Paul Cairney and Paul Paton are the players that they have left talking about. Carlisle and Hibernian keen on Cairney and I can't remember the clubs Paton was linked with. Hartlepool I think.

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24 Jan 2012 16:03:27
jabo from milton keynes dons to be the newest member of QPR squad as QPR see jabo has high potential and will a great platyer to add to the premier leaugue roster as his magic on the ball and his special feature have been watched closly and QPR will bring him to the premier leaugue for a 12 million pound deal and a 4 year contract on 50,ooo a week.

That's funny. The fact that Jabo Ibehre is almost 30 and hasn't scored 10 goals in the past 3 seasons combined makes me doubt your post a bit. If you're going to lie, at least don't make it so blatantly ridiculous

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24 Jan 2012 15:56:15
My mate's uncle, whose best mate lives near Old Trafford said he saw Cristiano Ronaldo's former House Cleaner driving by Old Trafford. Ronaldo return?

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24 Jan 2012 15:43:53
rickie lambert says he wil join leicester for 5.5 milion.

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Hope not, we've already got a penalty taker.

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Why would he want Championship football for another season?

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Exactly, he could get that at Southampton and wouldn't need to move house. He should go somewhere else, can't say as i'd blame him to be fair, i've been to Southampton and i really wouldn't want to live there!

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Good, 'cos we don't want you there

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Lmao! School finished for the day? Did you stick your tongue out too little fella?

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24 Jan 2012 15:43:26
Finally Nicky Maynard has a chance to leave and join another championship club (in 6 months time). I hope he realises now he is not as good as he thinks he is and should not have turned on us after paying his wages for a year whilst injured. My worry is, he will not join Wigan as lets face it their a smaller club than us anyway.

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Is this a Bristol City fan pretending to be a fan of a big club? HILARIOUS!

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24 Jan 2012 15:38:40
Jelavics agent has said that his player has no interest in joining West Ham or QPR, so even if bids are agreed betwen clubs, Jelavic will not be moving to either of these, and is holiding out for a top EPL club

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His dad you mean, all hype, hes ok at best.

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24 Jan 2012 15:11:57
saints to sign heskey for 10 million

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Heskey not worth 10 million











He's worth 100million

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Hes worth 150 Million,ide put it 155 hes slightly better than Bale

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Wouldnt pay 10 pence for heskey

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24 Jan 2012 15:07:01
Sorry guys, leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers, had a great spell here, will miss the players and fans, expect to see the news on Sky Sports tonight, I have left with mutual consent.

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24 Jan 2012 14:43:42
you all want Pearce, but you aint gonna get him because we will be ok..we will have new owners in place soon..though he will play in the prem at some point and i wish him well

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24 Jan 2012 14:34:44
qpr struggling to attract players to keep them up ..mark hughes asking for a wage buget increase so he can offer them a high wage bracket of a 100k a week per player

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24 Jan 2012 14:23:29
Aston Villa's interest in Clint Dempsey is only at a formal stage but it all depends on if they Fulham receive a good offer along with if Fulham can get a suitable replacement.

Aston Villa will sell Emile Heskey to either Blackburn, Leicester, Wigan and Reading all chasing him.

James Collins will leave to join Sunderland.

Incoming to Villa will be

Steven Davis of Glasgow Rangers
Vagner Love of CSKA
Scott Dann of Blackburn
Nathan Dyer of Swansea

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24 Jan 2012 14:22:47
is the any turth in any of these players going to reading owen? sharp? heskey? morgan? javi garcia? witsel? roberts?

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24 Jan 2012 14:21:48
I don't normally post on here, but love a good rumour. I have no source for this but no てone else seems to have mentioned that Adam Lallana did not play for Saints yesterday for no communicated reason. I his place was the loanee from Tottenham. Now it may be 2+2=5 but in the past Spurs have expressed an interest in Adam, so I for one would not be surprised if Adam Lallana didn't go to Spurs.

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Groin injury. Saints never communicate injuries before games.

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Erm, they communicated that injury on SKY long before kickoff, but other than that, you were spot on.

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It was actually on a Saints banter site a few days ago but if Sky communicated it 'long before' it wasn't from an official Saints source

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24 Jan 2012 14:12:24
Heskey has just arrived at Elland road...

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Desperate for attention are we?

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24 Jan 2012 14:09:48
I have heard Arsenal are interested in Blackburns LB Olsson. Wenger has considered a bid for the player at the end of the month depending on the recovery time for Santos and Gibbs. This will also be a possible summer transfer if Blackburn are relegated.

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24 Jan 2012 14:09:48
Just seen number plate H3SKY on a range rover
on leeds ring road

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Probably missed his exit...

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24 Jan 2012 14:08:29
ive just seen emile heskey coming out of the leeds united thorpe arch training centre with shaun harvey hopefully he wont have signed, im a leeds fan and want him nowhere near our beloved club!

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Maybe he was trying to get to aston villa and missed...

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Ha! I remember that joke being mildly amusing when it was first told, but that was 10yrs ago which makes your effort, basically, s**te.

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24 Jan 2012 14:05:57
Blackburn's Jason Roberts has been offered an escape route to Reading as part of their Russian revolution.

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24 Jan 2012 13:59:43
I was at the Newcastle training ground today and strong rumours are eminating about the toon making offers for a central defender from the conference league and another from division 2 come on ashley-splash some real cash or will will slide

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As a season ticket holder at the Sports direct arena itwould not suprise me in the least if this were true --disgruntled mag.

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Ashley just spent 9m on a striker for you lot, never satisfied mags are they? but to make his money back with interest Tiote,Krul and Ba will be sold to the highest bidder

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24 Jan 2012 13:32:16
St?ゥphane Sess?ョgnon has expressed his desire to play for Liverpool at some point in his career, citing the reds as his favourite boyhood team.

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And this came from a Liverpool fan obviously.

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You wish

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24 Jan 2012 13:24:50
Billy Sharp has actually had a trial at Watford.

Only thing is, it was about 18 months ago.

Still, it's more than some of the other rubbish on here.

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24 Jan 2012 13:23:15
Saints to sign nobdy apart from Tadanri lee,who is where?

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Will be here by the millwal game and saints are very secretive with there transfers and Adkins said thier doing stuff behind the scenes

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So secretive even adkins and cortese no nothing about it plus lee aint going to come in and bang goals in straight away

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Meow, they signed him for a reason, as you can see from their 'lack' of transfers there. very selective

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24 Jan 2012 13:21:58
Apart from michael tonge is there any news on Barnsley, i heard rumours of korey smith from Norwich but not as yet been confirmed. Any other news or anything at all.... Vaz Te will be staying also, talks ongoing regarding 2 year contract extension.

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24 Jan 2012 13:18:03
Malky Mackay has announced he is to rename Cardiff City 'Watford Welsh', as he has admitted that the Bluebirds are effectively just that.

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24 Jan 2012 12:36:37
I wish everyone would stop bulls**tting about Town, we aren't selling anyone this transfer window! or buying any one! Dean Hoyle has said we have the squad to get promotion, we dont need any new additions. want proof, watch at least his and clarks 5 interviews, Jordan ain't going nowhere and neither is anyone else! UTT

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24 Jan 2012 12:05:49
saints trying to sign billie sharp again 1.5 m acording to daily mirror,could do with him watching last night

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24 Jan 2012 11:49:18
Connor Roberts to play first team in the next match

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24 Jan 2012 11:48:36
Kevin Coles could be in line to make a return to Aston Villa after being released from the academy because of a long-term injury

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24 Jan 2012 10:45:41
Jordan Rhodes 3 million 5 million 6 million your having a laugh ! He aint worth that and only a mug is gonna pay that for him !
Any one saying there isnt any difference between league 1 and the championship are obviously still in League 1 !
As a Leeds fan let me tell you the diffence is massive. There are many top class players in the Championship lots of premiership loan(ees) and ex prem players with out standing ability. The style of football is completely different and is not the Pub football thats played in league one where the midfield never touch the ball as its hoofed out of defence for strikers to run on to ! Jordan Rhodes in the eyes of the terrier fans is worth miilions to them as without him there promotion dreams would crash and burn. Reality is a lot different, he is un tried at a much higher level and for me looks short of real pace which i can testify is something that most championship teams defenders have ! So dont build this kid to be the next big thing he might not be ! See Jermaine Beckford who has fantastic pace and cant even get a first team regular shirt at Leicester. 30 goals a season div 1 f*** all everywhere else !! Dream on Terriers your deluded if you think he is worth more than 2 million untried and looks slower than steptoes horse !

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Its not like we've already recieved bids of over 4 mil for him, but we ain't selling, deanos already made that very clear... Just jealous mate

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There is a difference but the jump is not that much from league 1 to champ or champ to bottom half of prem hence norwich gaining bk to bk promotion with ex non league players not the norm but if the gap was as big as you suggest it would not happen
Rhodes when he goes will be worth how much a club deems he s worth not that long ago a certain fabian delph went to villa for 6m untried and untested in the premier league chamberlain 13m to the gooners and never lit up even league oneat the time. what theses players provide is a prospect to be a top top player 10m for a player which could generate double in five years is a risk but thats why clubs watch players before buying.
and as someone who watches him week in week out he is no slouch but has everything scores with both feet good header of the ball but his positional play is outstanding to compare beckford to rhodes is laughable rhodes is a better player in all departments

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24 Jan 2012 10:26:00
heard there's a couple of players in the tazmanian 3rd division that southampton are trying too sign after all if you listen to there deluded part time supporters there signing everyone and anyone.fact is never have been a big club and never ever will be found there level where they are, west ham,cardiff.,hull,middlesbrough and even donkeypool have more chance than going up than you do,mid table finish at very very best.

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Thats why we our 2nd , missing 4 key players last night , i do admit we were poor last night , but lets move on , who do u support x

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Don't be silly, these bitter mystic megs hardly ever tell you who they support. Our last 2-0 home defeat in December 2010 led to a 26 match unbeaten home run and promotion. STID

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That's bound to happen again now then... let's not worry about losing 3 out of 4 league games, lets just pretend it's one game, and that you only lost it cos you were missing 4 superstar players and have no depth whatsoever.

LEICESTER FAN

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I support saints and our away results are nt good and we ve not been to good the last couple of months need experienced players to cover injury we have nt got them

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Leicester fan, Hi, where have you been for last few months?

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I've been here sweetheart (thanks for asking) but the Lady made mention of people not saying who they support, cos apparently that's important to her, so i thought i'd oblige. Hope that's ok?

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24 jan 2012 09:02:06
forster caskey not for sale he needs to establish himself at brighton for a season or two

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24 Jan 2012 08:58:17
Nani will miss FA cup 4th round against liverpool

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24 Jan 2012 08:45:56
Funny how Cardiff fans think they better than Blackpool ye u get more fans u have bigger stadium but who was it that beat u to get to the perm :) so cum back wen u get to be a big team and no way Phillips would go Cardiff

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Dont support any off them,but Cardiff are the bigger club and have the better players.Both teams have plenty off Scottish boys.Love how Craig Conway has taken to Cardiff.He set up a goal,and scored the winner on Sat.And not for the first time this season.And Miller will be up there,in the top scorers list.If he can keep him self fit.A.M

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24 Jan 2012 08:38:22
stop press the three ms just spotted
in poundland bloxwich,new signing
immenent

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24 Jan 2012 08:15:48
very quiet on the southampton front now (we are going to buy everyone, biggest club in championship etc) the bottoms fell out of you lads

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Haha! loving the comments, we lose a match and everyone thinks thats it for Saints. Wake up, still a way to go.

COYR's

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We are Not going to buy everyone and we are Not the biggest club in championship but HOW LOUD would you like us to be?

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People slating us now we are second, were was all you fans when we were top, didnt have much to say then did you. Unless you are a Hammers fan then none of you can say a great deal now can you. FACT is we are still second, yes we are having a poor run but we will inprove dont worry about us as touching as it is.

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We're not worried about you sweetheart, we're laughing at you. Enjoy School did you?

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Mr Anonymous laughing at us 'cos we are 2nd. What a strange and immature old man

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24 Jan 2012 07:28:06
To the dimwit who put lower down pilkington for England, you're obviously not aware the boy has an Irish under 21 cap. This means he'll never ever ever play for England. As for Norwich rumours I've heard that we are holding off announcing howson to confirm a double signing. Since all the talk on here is of rodriguez, rhodes, snodgrass etc you can almost rule them out. Lambert seems good at keeping his plans away from places like here.

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If he has only played for Ireland u21 he is still elidgable to play for England full squad, so think before you attack someone, he is not quite the finished artical yet though needs more time there are better players infront of him!

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24 Jan 2012 06:19:08
Dear Southampton;

Thank you so much for the 6pts this season. We're a team that has largely been in disarray and we have failed to fulfill our potential. We'll be lucky to make the playoffs now seeing as we've left it so late but there's always next season and we seem to be going in the right direction at last.

It heartens me to know that, even in these dark times, there is always at least one team who can be relied upon to make themselves, and their oh-so-arrogant fans, look stupid. Southampton ran around looking more like Div1 wannabe's than Premier League bound Champions, and you know what, that's what they are.

For all their talk about being brilliant, Southampton were taken apart by an average Leicester side. They've gone from leading the Championship by 5pts to trailing West Ham by 3pts and there's worse to come as there are some seriously good teams lining up to smash them.

Here's to Southampton missing the playoffs altogether, one win in the last four league games isn't the form of promotion chasers, it's the form of a team who have lost their bottle, although you'll never admit that. I don't care who Southampton play from now on, i'll support them... c'mon Cardiff!

I thought i'd thank you now because i expect every Southampton fan who has been bragging like a small boy in the playground since the first week of the season, to suddenly forget where this site is once they miss the playoffs. Nice support btw, it's good to see such a huge, well supported, club filling it's stadium.

Premier League - you're having a laugh!

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..can't win them all my friend, LFC played well granted, but we shall be back with our full strength team soon and hopefully the results will follow.

A 'non arrogant' saints fan

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Now that is very thoughtful and well presented post. It shows just how far Saints have come that a supporter of another team takes the time and attention to bother with such detail ?「どィて it is a big compliment to us ?「どィて thank you so much?「どィャカ?「どィャカ.COYRs

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Talking of support you had 592 fans at the game....great support....yes we were poor last night i admit that....Leicester thoroughly deserved to win and no honest Saints fan would deny it. Now i am not making excuses but we had 4 players missing that are very influential to our team, Lambert, Chaplow, Fonte and
Lallana and this proves to me we have not got the strength in depth needed to push on, having said that with players coming back from injury and a couple of new signings i believe we will make the play offs at least.

STID COYR

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Actually, Leicester had 700 fans there, not bad at all considering it was a Monday Night, everyone had work the next day, and the game was on TV. Kind of puts the 1100 you took to Leicester into perspective eh? You couldn't even use your full allocation for a Saturday game, well done.

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Woah! The arrogant Leicester fans who were gonna win the league before a ball had been kicked have come out of hiding. We won't disappear so easily. STID

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We diserved to win the away match and were missing half are players yesterday, as for Leister being an average side give yourself some credit you closed us down very well yesterday but don't make stupid uninformed comments

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Umm, unless something has changed in the last few minutes, a team consists of 11 players. So how does missing 4 players constitute half of your team?

Is that it fella's? The best you can muster is "we deserved to win the away leg" (shoulda woulda coulda - didn't) and 'are' (not 'our'?) players was injured... oh dear

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Lambert,lallana, fonte, Chaplow, richardson, and lee would be in the side if he was ready that's 6 over half the team, not including these normal players replacements were also injured

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Ahh i see, funny how your manager mentioned only two players, and your fans started by saying it was four, but now it's six, no wonder you were spanked, at home.

Mon night - 4
Tue Morn - 5
Wed Morn - 6

any advance on 6 ladies and gents? roll up roll up, the big book of crap excuses is looking for a new number to make them feel better.

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24 Jan 2012 05:31:41
Jordan rhodes to sign for southampton on monday (saw in st marys) then liverpool on tuesday, saw him at anfield. then spurs on wednesday as he rumoured to have a tottenham tune on his ipod, before returning to the galpharm by thursday for a couple days training and the match preparation so every club in the world can watch him AGAIN, please for **** sake let the rumours die !

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Haha, nice one, mate. STID

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24 Jan 2012 05:23:06
Right im a reading fan and yes karliegh osborne is in talks with us according to sky sports........ i also can believe billy sharp is in talks according to the daily mail but thats only paper talk ...... also with all the roumers about steven pienaar, emile heskey and andre ashavin thats rubbish we would never pay a player that much on wages....... jimmy kebe has yet to make up his mind wether he wants to leave or sign a new deal..... the roumers about jorden rhodes ate rubbish we would never pay that much for one player and last but not least mcdermett is intrested in signing jason robert but only on loan

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Hello there i work for reading and been informed that big name players are on there way in

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First signing under the new owners! Great news. RT @ReadingFC Jimmy Kebe signed a new contract #readingfc

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24 Jan 2012 05:15:18
The great role model Joey Barton is being given an honoury Degree from westminster for services to twitter

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24 Jan 2012 05:10:24
Good result tonight for the foxes...taken a while 2 get goin wiv so many changes at the club in short period of time...think we will push on now and at least be in the playoffs by the end of season..as 4 saints u DEF wont b goin up this year unless u add to ur squad so i wouldnt get too excited

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You lot said this after beating us last time. You also pushed on last season but failed to reach playoffs. We know we can't keep putting out half a reserve team hence 2 new signings so far and more to come.

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Has Hong Kong Poohey shown up yet or is he still in the Kitchen? Looks like a world beater to me, i guess that would be why there was a long queue to sign hi... oh, wait

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I suppose it's expecting a bit much to expect a crisp muncher to get his geography right but check him out on YouTube Saturday afternoon whilst playing with your laptop

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Can't i'll be at work, but i bet you'll be at the game, eh superfan, i bet you're not just pretending that you'll be there or anything.

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24 Jan 2012 00:19:10
Very poor showing from the saints again, prime showing for how poor our cover is, please cortese buy someone after all it is your decisions, why else would that awful guly get in the side, such good work 1st half of season to throw it all away with lack of ambition from board, now don't get me wrong I and most genuine saints fans would never imagined we would b where we are BUT why the hell don't we capitalise on it, I'm not on about spending 6m on 1 player, there are players out there that would do a job ie
Simon cox 1.5m
Simeon Jackson 1.5m
Michael mancienne 1.5
Matt Phillips 2.5+puncheon
And dare I say it Joel ward 1m
And please Nigel stop tinkering too much during game players end up not knowing what there doing and we end up losing all shape

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Knee-jerk reaction. Understand disappointment but other than Phillips don't think your list would make great deal of difference. Guly is a very annoying enigma but not many other strikers have scored 10 league goals so far. We've brought 2 in and cortese obviously working hard to bring in more. Tried and failed with Hooper and that's just the one we know about but also indicates the problem of Jan t/f market. Oh and what the hell is Nigel supposed to do when we are 2 down after 30 mins!

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And now your bubble has burst like we all said half empty stadium poor poor support

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Ha ha lost again bet your big mouth fans wish they kept quite now and all this talk of you having the 5th richest chairman don't look like you have as much money as you thought o well ha ha you lost again

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I agree we were terible last night, the thing is us Saints fans knew even when we were doing well that we had no cover so Adkins and Cotese must of known. We have to streghten there is no doubt about that and in this window. The end of the day it is not a desperate situation is it we are still second after all.
I mean we could be 17th with no owners, no money, no training facilities and about to wound up.
NOW THAT IS A DESPERATE SITUATION

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Agree - we just did not turn up last night, but credit where its due ?「どィて Leicester were quicker, and played with more commitment than us, and so deserved the win?「どィャカ..keep the faith?「どィャカCOYRS

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Dan Harding at right back is so wrong when Fraser Richardson has been one best players this season, the backbone of our team was missing last night and it was evident that we are not strong enough with out Lambert, Lallana, Fonte and Chaplow....I am a loyal season ticket holder and the fans that Booed Saints at half time ought to be ashamed of themselves....Full credit to Leicester they played well and deserved to win COYR

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Your bubble is bursting you over achieved, your just not that good, simple!

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Not so much a poor show, give credit to LFC then completely out played us. Don't forget we are with out at least 4 of our top players in Lambo, Lallana, Fonte and Chapper - all returning in the next fews games. Adkins understands the postition we are in, signing a load of players won't necessarily mean we get better results, look how long its taken for Leceister to gel together. Lets not get too brash, we can't win them all, we will get some bad results and drop points as will other teams around us.

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Don't forget leicester were without players too

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But you weren't without your best striker (Lambert), your best player (Lallana), your best defender (Fonte), some bite (Chaplow) and a left back on the right. However, at least, you make a football comment unlike these bubble blowing children.

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I think someone's sulking

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OMG its Disastrous, a Catastrophe, the end of the world, i mean we are only second in the Championship, think your find no one sulking mate Second aint bad considering everyone had us down for relagation this season, if that means our bubble has burst then brilliant keep on bursting baby.

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Calm down there Susan, no need to get your panties in such a bunch... just to clarify, you're happy that you've lost 3 of your last 4 league games, you're delighted that you've got some seriously good teams lining up to play you, and you're happy that you've blown a 5pt lead at the top of the division and now sit 2nd by 3pts?


You'll be lucky to make the playoffs -

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Who's your team, Meg? Nice to see your very interested in ours.

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24 Jan 2012 00:04:14
22 Jan 2012 20:15:17
Sammy Lee to make a surprise return to Bolton as the head of Youth Development, four years after being sacked as manager.
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Read it on bbc transfer gossip today.. Your a good source then

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