Football Banter Archive July 08 2012


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08 Jul 2012 23:36:16
Tottenham have bid for Edinson Cavani and are closing in on deals for Oscar, Adebayor and Sessegnon.

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08 Jul 2012 22:26:30
Fulham are chasing a striker n have narrowed it down to 4 .
Bendtner: could be used by Arsenal as a make weight in any potential dempsey deal , who is not moving to mersey side as fulham laughed at liverpools valuation.
Wilfred Bony: tge ivorian plays for Vittesse in holland , is fast n powerful n available for 5.6m
Abdellauoe : big , skillfull , cracking shot , the Norwegian striker who plays in the bundesliga for Hannover is valued at 7m by his club.
Darren Bent: jol has told Alfayed he wants this player at fulham , villa want to recoup most of the money paid but realistically maybhave to accept 9- 11 m for the England hitman.

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08 Jul 2012 23:21:16
adlene guedioura wants to return to Nottingham Forest as soon as the Kuwaits complete the take over. the fee is rumourd to be in the 750-800k mark which is a fantastic bargain is you ask me. this is probably due to the huge squad currently at wolves

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08 Jul 2012 23:14:55
Stoke are looking to sign no less than 7 Players this transfer window

Lb- Martin Olsson - 4 million
Rb- Torosidis 4 million
Cb-Cameron 3million
Cm- Jamie o'hara 3 million or Steven Nzonzi 4 million
Winger- matt Jarvis 8million
Winger - matt Phillips 5 million
Striker - lukaku - loan or Owen pay as you play contract or Hugo rodallega free agent or Stephen fletcher 9.5 million

Shotton - loan
Maybe - upson and jerome

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Olsson should be added to list. Phillips taken off. Would settle for the others.

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08 Jul 2012 23:03:05
Shrewsbury planning a six figured bid for highly rated Stuart beavon from Wycombe - or a deal worth 90k plus Tom Bradshaw on season loan

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08 Jul 2012 22:56:35
Nathan Clarke to sign for Colchester this week after turning down Scunthorpe; this will lead to scunny signing ribeiro instead

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08 Jul 2012 22:54:05
Izale McLeod will announce this week which club he has decided to sign for.

Strong rumours are he has given up on waiting for Portsmouth and will choose Colchester instead who can offer stability {Ed003's Note -You have told us already}

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08 Jul 2012 22:50:39
Did someone say Doncaster are only after cheap players?, that's not entirely true, yes they've got to sell to reduce to wage budget but they'll spend money on the right players, as prooved with the 1.2 million purchase of Billy Sharp a few years ago. Doncaster are not as ''skint'' as many people think

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08 Jul 2012 22:48:59
any recent rotherham united rumors on 2strikers, creative midfielder and left sided centre back? anyone know any potential players?

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08 Jul 2012 22:33:53
since the pozzo family's takeover of watford. They are looking to loan out some players from udinese. Neuton is likely to be going to watford on loan.

Gianfranco Zola is meeting the back room staff tomorrow (monday) and players on tuesday. Could be decisions made about who is leaving etc. Adolfo Sormani is in line to become zola's assistant.

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08 Jul 2012 22:22:07
Bristol city to confirm season long loan signing of creative manchester city 17 year old Denis Su?ɬrez Fern?ɬndez next week. Manager Derek Mcinnes sees him as the creative midfielder they need to push them up the table from last season's relegation struggle.

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08 Jul 2012 22:43:22
Former Barnet striker Izale McLeod has revealed that he is close to joining a new mystery club over the next week.

The 27-year-old finished last season as the joint top scorer in League Two after netting 18 times for the struggling Bees.

McLeod has been linked with several League One and League Two sides, including Portsmouth and Crawley, since his contract expired at Underhill and he told Sky Sports that he is looking forward to starting life at a new unnamed outfit shortly.

"Hopefully, I'll be signing for a new club shortly because I've been in talks with one in particular for a while now and we are very close to completing things, which is great because pre-season will be starting next week.

"I don't really want to say what club it is or what division they are in at the moment, but it is a club which match my ambitions for the upcoming season.

"I'm an experienced player now that wants to win things and help a club achieve what they set out to do.

"I'm confident in my ability to score goals at whatever level I'm playing at and I just can't wait to get pre-season training started and hit the ground running again.

"There has been quite a bit of interest over the summer, but hopefully this one will be the one I sign for and it is just a case of dotting the i's and crossing the t's." - chris

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08 Jul 2012 22:00:27
Chelsea,Southampton,Liverpool and Aston Villa are set to battle it out for Celtic Defensive Midfielder Victor Wanyama

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08 Jul 2012 21:58:17
Stockport manager Jim Gannon has some young exciting players he is looking at on trial this week at Edgeley Park and any that are up to standard will be snapped up. Some trialists will play apart in the Cheadle Town friendly on Friday evening.

Stockport Express

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08 Jul 2012 21:52:55
Lawrie Wilson has just passed a medical at charlton athletic and the deal will go through tommorow afternoon

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08 Jul 2012 21:51:21
Everton are rumoured to be lining up a 3m bid for bristol city star albert adomah

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08 Jul 2012 21:49:03
portsmouth lost: liam lawrence,dave kitson,luke varney,aaron mokoena,tal ben haim,nw**kwo kanu,marko futacs and greg halford,but go sign: izale mcleod,darjan curanovic, ricardo rocha(re-sign),t?mas k?d?r and attacking midfielder mamadou diakit? all free agents.
These rumors are confirmed,so the first team in portsmouth 2012/2013 will be:


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08 Jul 2012 21:36:27
This isn't a rumour, just fact. Gus said that we needed a goalkeeper, cover for both fullbacks, a central midfielder, a striker (target man) and Vicente. We've signed a goalkeeper, 2 fullbacks and Vicente. Now we only need a midfielder and a striker (unless someone leaves & Gus feels we need a replacement who can improve the squad, he won't sign just anyone to keep the squad number the same) and we've not paid a transfer fee yet. Let's have some names of who you think these players could be, let's all try and be realistic.

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Why would they need another GK? Is 3 not more than enough or something?

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08 jul 2012 21:24:29
joe cole linking up with wayne bridge at brighton

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08 Jul 2012 21:06:42
Any middlesbrough news ?

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08 Jul 2012 20:43:29
Oxford are in talks with three players.

1) Izale McLeod , McLeod will hold talks on Wednesday after holding talks with Pompey and Crawley on Monday and Tuesday.

2 ) James Harper , Harper will meet with Chris Wilder in a couple of days and could be announce very soon pending the talks.

3 ) Robbie Hall , Oxford will hold talks with Hall after their pre season friendly with West Ham. Oxford want Hall on a 6 month loan with no recall clause.

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08 Jul 2012 21:03:47
People are never going to guess the right signings for posh as we have a media blackout. no mentioned mendez because no one was told about him also doubt very much about all the people saying Wilson to posh as he is a midfielder we just got mendez and Swanson with mccann wanting to stay and Boyd not pushing for an exit we wont need any more mids yet as well as the ones we brought up through the youth system

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08 Jul 2012 20:53:19
Hopefully McDermotts saving the money for defenders what do you other royal fans think of Olsson blackburns lb and Simpson then we need a strong cb and cam maybe a st I think if we spend 15m we can easily stay up so id love to to see dame n doye around 7m Simpson 2.5m Olsson 3m then a good cb with pace 2.5m

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08 Jul 2012 20:43:21
Bournemouths £800000 record striker Matt Tubbs is looking to move away from the club as he feels his first team chances will be limited next season, Leeds, Cardiff, Derby and Sheffield United are all monitoring the situation

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I sure he is first team didn't he just get injured

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08 Jul 2012 20:32:48
poyet has said that albion will sign a midfielder and a big name striker for sure, plus maybe a couple more

it's gotta be HESKEEEEY TIIIME!!!

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08 Jul 2012 20:29:52
Blackpool to sign {Ed003's Note - Thanks for your input over the last few days..goodbye}

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08 Jul 2012 20:12:33
matt jarvis is on his way out of the club as he states he wants to be in the premier league

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08 Jul 2012 20:03:47
Big news from derby county

James Bailey and Miles Addison are

Replacement for shacks is Magnus

Kevin Mellor is derbys cover for gareth

But somthing to put a smile back on
the faces of the fans is the naming
of a excellent young striker for more
than a Million.Massively rumoured to
be Johnny Russell.

That will be completed as soon as
steve davies goes.

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08 Jul 2012 20:01:09
Swansea City are scrapping deal for Michael krohn-Dehli as they are not willing to meet 3m

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08 Jul 2012 19:36:10
QPR have tabled a bid in the region of £4m-£5m as they bid to bring PSV's Orlando Engelaar to the club.

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08 Jul 2012 19:48:18
McLeod is currently on trial at Walsall and will be signing on a two year contract within the next few days.

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08 Jul 2012 19:44:00
Mcloed to join shrewsbury on Tuesday,worked with GT before .

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08 Jul 2012 19:28:22
Any transfer news about the Boro, preferablly players that are realistically going to join

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08 Jul 2012 19:27:54
Norwich city are going to sign Chris McCann from Burnley for around 2million to 2.75million.

Norwich city fan 367

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08 Jul 2012 19:21:24
Just to all Derby fans, coming from a derby fan; Addison won't be offered a new contract as he only signed a new deal at the start of last summer, but yes-looks like we are keeping him. Be intresting to see if this kelvin mellor comes in from crewe-as he is highly rated

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08 Jul 2012 19:11:19
Bristol Rovers manager Mark McGhee currently in talks with David Clarkson, Izale McLeod, Clarke Carlisle, Tom Parkes, Cian Bolger, Martin Rowlands (all free) and Eunan O'Kane (£175k).

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08 Jul 2012 19:06:44
Southampton and Leeds United have agreed a fee in principle for Dan Harding. It's thought to be about £1m. Will be official when everything in the Leeds board room is sorted.

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08 Jul 2012 19:04:20
Posh miss out on Lawrie Wilson as he passes medical at Charlton today.

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08 Jul 2012 18:49:42
Bristol City to confirm Sam Baldock as their new striker over the next few days.

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08 Jul 2012 18:34:05
Sheffield united to sign Zoko and Beavon this week ! Some good news at last

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08 Jul 2012 17:51:19
Liverpool looking at stealing Ghanain international Albert Adomah from under the noses of Fulham. Fulham have bid £3.5m for the skillful and pacy right winger but Bristol City have turned down that offer.
Brendan Rodgers is known to be a big fan of Adomah and was in the process of taking him to Swansea before his own move to Anfield.
Expect an initial bid of £4m to test the wayer

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08 Jul 2012 17:40:11
Matthew Lund will join Bristol Rovers this week on a season long loan from Stoke City .

The deal will be the catalyst to Matt Gill and Joe Anyinsah leaving the club.

Gill is wanted by Luton who are negotiating a small fee for the player, whilst Anyinsah is destined for Cheltenham.

Rovers have not given up on Eunan O'Kane despite advances from League One clubs. O'Kane has a respect for Shaun North from their days at Torquay together and Rovers have the financial ability to match their higher league rivals.

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08 Jul 2012 17:44:34
Ed any chance of this one being true? {Ed003's Note - Which one?? }

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08 Jul 2012 17:26:19
dont understand why good players are going to spurs even they like us are not in champions league

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I assume you are a liverpool fan? If so the quick answer is because you suck. Sorry to break it to you this way.

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08 Jul 2012 17:25:35
Any idea when Buttner is having his medical at southamton

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08 Jul 2012 17:11:29
i find it funny how bristol city have so many transfer rumours! theyre going to be a bottom championship side next season so i don't understand why so many people think so many players are going there? they are not a big team , far from it.

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08 Jul 2012 15:43:56
Arsenal will land juvetic for 20million
plus chamkah

Shif-Wednesday are after
Chesterfields Westcar , talks
of a fee in and around 250k

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08 Jul 2012 15:22:14
Ok a friend of mine told me this was happening, I've heard nothing else about it so I hope for comments to follow; apparently Southampton are in talks with Danny Simpson of Newcastle for a new Right Back and with Nathan Redmond of Birmingham City for a new Right Wing Midfield. Comments openly encouraged I just want confirmation on if these are likely or not. Thanks.

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Danny Simpson in advanced talks with Reading to link up with Danny Guthrie

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08 Jul 2012 14:49:15
Breaking News: Barcelona star Lionel Messi has come out and admitted his great desire to sign for Liverpool and play under newly appointed Brendan Rodgers

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08 jul 2012 14:24:36
come on andy!

from a southampton fan!

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08 Jul 2012 13:57:33
will tom heaton be joining watford?

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08 Jul 2012 14:09:41
I keep hearing that the money people have pulled out of Charlton and they really are in the s**te

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08 Jul 2012 13:13:15
ronaldo has stated he wants to be
back in the pemier league

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08 Jul 2012 13:10:59
And ask me why can we not go for Adam Johnson, Stuart Downing, Aiden McGeady and Ola Toivonen.

At this fan has got vision and wants to see the better players at the club.

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08 Jul 2012 12:17:27
any watford news or rumours?

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08 Jul 2012 11:46:20
brighton havent spent a penny yet in this transfer window so look to spend big on a striker in the next few weeks

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08 Jul 2012 11:43:03
I think that sunderland fan that posted that norwich will finih bottom of the table should be more worried about his own team as we finished in almost same pos as they did and scoted more goals. I would look at how far u are behinh newcastle its becoming a habit

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Becoming a habit? finished behind them once in the last 4 years... not a habbit in my opinion

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Another geordie on an ego trip as the above lad said 1 time ahead of us in 4 years and what O'neill did for us after bruce had us in a relegation battle was amazing! now O'neill will have funds to get his own players in and I fancy Sunderland to be in the top ten next season, the sad newcastle fan should be worrying about his own club as spme of their better players will be sold and they will have to balance europe with the premiership. I think Norwich will be in a relegation battle but keeping Holt may save them for another season!

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08 Jul 2012 11:39:07
Does make me laugh that Leeds fans keep coming on are site Ipswich and saying there a bigger club my answer to that is yes you are bigger then us as man u are bigger then you so what you are what you are but I would like to say is the only thing you have done what we havn't in the last few years is play Sunday morning football

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You'll be laughing on the other side of your face come the end of the season ,when you get relegated

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I'm laughing at your take over that was ment to be done weeks ago which still hasn't happend

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08 Jul 2012 09:37:22
Jordon Rhodes seen on the Moon.

Think that just about covers every possible location, can he just move somewhere soon or just sign another contract so its OVER, really bored of Jordan Rhodes stories.

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Rhodes already is on a 3 year contract at Town. Only Reading fans that were saying he was leaving for them, but they wouldn't pay the requested transfer fee. Now they realise they are not getting him they have become vitrious about his ability.
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08 Jul 2012 07:09:24
Prem bottom half

11 Stoke
12 Aston Villa
13 QPR
14 WBA
15 Southampton
16 Reading
17 Swansea
18 Wigan
19 West Ham
20 Norwich

Think Hughton will need a miracle to keep Norwich up, has made a couple of decent signings but really don't even with a couple more it will be enough.
West Ham's squad looks like falling short to me.
& it could be one season too many for Wigan you would think.
Obviously this is early doors and a lot will happen with teams bringing in more players and a lot will depend on some new managers and how long they will be given, slightly concerned over Swansea who have lost their manager and not been able to sign who appeared as an outsider as their best player last season (Swans fans may correct me on that)

Whatever happens it looks like an ineresting season at the bottom. Just hope we won't be joinging you there (Sunderland fan)

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My bottom 6
15 Aston villa
16 Swansea
17 West Ham
18 Reading
19 Soton
20 Norwich

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As a Reading supporter, I am inclined to think this might not be bad. We are certainly not going to be the worst team in the Division, but I think you could probably turn Reading and Southampton around. West Ham fans themselves are worried about their investment, Norwich I think with their new Manager and second season syndrome will struggle, not sure if the other team in the dreaded drop zone will be Swansea or Wigan. I think Wigan might be the new Coventry who for years remained in the top flight narrowly missing out every season, and I like Wigan. Always good to see a club with a small budget being run so well that they can match the big boys. Wimbledon used to be the same. Small attendances, small budget but always sprung surprises.
My estimate for bottom three is Norwich bottom (sorry Norwich fans but I really think you are going to have a struggle), then West Ham then Swansea, followed by Wigan,Southampton, then Reading, QPR, Villa and WBA. Think Fulham might be in the bottom half at the expense of Stoke, who I think are going to be the dark horses. Totteham and Liverpool will be mid table too. Don't rate AVB at all although I think Siggurdsson will be a good signing for them, and Brendan Rodgers has bitten off more than he can chew at Liverpool and will be a huge flop, and out of a job by Christmas with Liverpool languishing in the bottom half, before recovering to finish about 7th or 8th with another new manager. This will be Alex Fergusons last season as a Manager as he watches his Man Utd team win nothing for the second season in a row... Big name form Europe to take over for 2013/2014

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I have to agree with the first post although I can see reading and Southampton higher up

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08 Jul 2012 00:47:28
Thank you Ed003 perfectly put.
Nothing at all to do with saving face (not sure what you mean) or not having faith or belief.
Have supported saints for 30 years and seen a lot of ups and downs. We have had a fantastic couple of seasons but perspective is needed. Some on here are like excitable children who think that just because Norwich and Swansea succeeded last season then it will be a breeze for us. Well it won't and last season was a bit of a one off. Cold , hard stats will tell you that usually newly promoted clubs find it hard in the first couple of years. Nobody would be happier than me if we got into the Europa league spots. I don't think we'll be in a relegation fight as it happens but to dismiss the possibility is just laughably naive.
I repeat this is a very tough league that has got tougher since we were last in it.
I have no interest in scrapping with fellow saints fans, we are all in this as one but understand that you can be excited, full of support and confidence and have faith and belief in your club whilst exercising a spot of realism and perspective.


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07 Jul 2012 23:46:50
Great comments from the rangers about Steven are probably hurting like we have been for seven years but there is light at the end of the tunnel as we have found out.never stop believing especially as you rangers are a worldwide club.much respect in your difficult times you gers!!!

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