Football Rumours Archive August 22 2012


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22 Aug 2012 22:41:03
Portsmouth to announce the signing of a new centre forward before Saturdays game at Carlisle, I reckon either Rob Hulse or Caleb Folan.

Its david healy

Not sure anyone more will be signed if Chanrai is to take control of the club as now seems likely.

Blue army! aslong as he plays his heart out on the pitch and 100 per cent every game then bring him in

David Healy has signed for Bury!

Its not.......portsmouth couldnt afford his wages. he is off to Bury

Think Healy is going to Bury

Signed for Bury

Makes me laugh, how on earth can they afford all the player they signed. I no they are on Monthly contracts but in the mean time the small buisneses get 2p out of every pound they are owed, what a joke.

Alan lee set to sign for Carlisle its on year long deal

Sanchez watt deal back on

Luke James to sign for Carlisle utd on 3 year deal after Hartlepool accepted £650k offer

Healey has signed for Bury



22 Aug 2012 22:31:30
Ipswich have had a 300k bid rejected by Swindon for Paul caddis, still undecided if they will match swindons asking price.

Also another bid that has slipped in under the rader is McGlashen from Cheltenham, highly unlikely though as they do not want to entertain any bids for him

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't he a right back? We (Ipswich) have signed a young right back from Macclesfield in Elliott Hewitt and wouldn't be looking at getting another right back in. Plus I'm sure Swindon fans would be pretty annoyed reason this because I've hear them say many times that he is worth several million.
We are, however, in the market for a centre-back, a left winger and a big target man upfront. Unless he can fill any of those positions, then this isnt happening.

Could be a good move by Jewell,but I doubt Swindon will let him go.

Doubt 300k would be enough

I'm a Swindon fan and he has been told he can go out on loan, with hibernian, Dundee united and aberdeen leading the chase, personally gutted, top top player and he will be missed, onwards and upwards tho

Caddis has been told he can go after falling out with PDC, so I think he's on the way somewhere. According to the local paper it may be to Birmingham City

Paul caddis of to Birmingham on loan

Caddis set to join Birmingham City on loan.

Could move Edwards to right mid

Cresswell will sign for villa by deadline as warlock has been called back by stoke,and Jewell will sign a replacement from prem league,also WICKHAM Will return to town on loan as Sunderland have too many strikers.This latest news is straight from the club.

What was the point in getting rid of a perfectly good right back in Jaime Peters, just to sign a new one.

Because we're not going to sign a new one, because we've already got three right-backs.

Im at cheltenham fan, mcgalashan isnt going anywhere!

Cresswell is staying at Ipswich and we have had no further contact with villa it was just a inquiry no more!!



22 Aug 2012 22:53:03
Swindon close to signing 2 players anyone know who?

Reuben Reid and Tom Pope of Port Vale.

It actually looks like there will be three in before the window closes, and Caddis will be moving on...potentially a loan move to Birmingham.



22 Aug 2012 22:51:58
Will KJ really want another winger?

Why not look how many centre halfs he's got why not wingers as well

He should be looking at a decent striker on a season loan soon! Maybe he is? COYL



22 Aug 2012 22:47:41
Michael Owen set for sensational move to Cheltenham by end of the week {Ed025's Note - it would fit in with his horse racing fetish...but come on!..he wants to go to a football club!..

Everton perhaps Ed? {Ed025's Note - i hope not!

Perhaps Owen should regularly wear a t-shirt saying 'I don't want to go to a Championship/lower league club' because he's been saying that for what seems like weeks. I'm not really a fan of Owen's (he's a bit of a cold snob), but he really couldn't have made it any clearer, could he? So, respectably, any chance some posters on here could stop being thick, get the point and make more realistic-sounding Owen rumours?

I've heard some remarkable rumours. Fabrice Muamba looked to be the maddest, but this has overtaken it. Not even a slim chance.

Realistic sounding Owen rumour, continues to watch the Premier League in his lounge.

That'll fail at the first hurdle.

WHAT!! for £500 a week

Ed, how are we not a football club? We play better football than probably 20 of the teams in League 2, we have a young manager who will end up in the Championship most likely as well as having a number of players with easily enough potential to play in the Championship as well {Ed025's Note - i meant a well known one mate, owen believes he can still play at the top level..which i very much disrespect to your club fella..



22 Aug 2012 22:02:12
Portsmouth FC could sign Somali midfielder Abdul Said on a 3-month contract. Also, former MK Dons and Southend winger Jemal Johnson could be signed on a 2-month contract.

Speaking of MK Dons, manager Karl Robinson is reported to be lining up a double swoop from the SPL. Robinson is reportedly looking at a Centre-Beck, as well as a Left Winger, but no word on who either of these players could be.

Not signing anybody on a three month deal, just one month non contract or loan deal at present



22 Aug 2012 21:11:04
Coppinger signing for Barnsley tomorrow on loan until January with option of permanent deal

Hope he does good signing if so

This is a good signing,lets hope comes off

Coppinger not interested in a move to Barnsley, source Dean Saunders via Paul Walker of Radio Sheffield.

According to BBC he is not interested in joining us

Turned a move to BFC down

U got rejected didnt want to speak to u

He more than likely rejected the offer not the club. Players will play for anyone these days if the money and terms are right . Sorry to burst your bubble mate but there is no loyalty in football these days hell be off to those that pay him and he won't look back at the mighty drfc of league one

Just look at the once mighty Glasgow rangers, no loyalty shown by any player, the players don't care!!!!



22 Aug 2012 21:10:18
Adam Collin has handed a transfer request in after the reception and boos he received yesterday



22 Aug 2012 21:08:46
A group of four Colombian business men look set to put in an offer for Vale and I believe money is no object to get them to the Championship.

Source is someone named Clive from inside the club.It should be announced early next week if all goes well

Thats not to be sniffed at


Colombian men? Not to be "Sniffed" at this rumour. Excuse if I "snort" with laughter and sorry if I am getting up your nose. Only a dope would believe this.

Been on the drugs ???



22 Aug 2012 20:57:58
Saints are hoping to bring Downing from Liverpool on loan.

Er, no thanks. Lallana is a better option to have down the left :)

Downing spends most his time on the right side!

No thank you!



22 Aug 2012 21:35:45
Bristol Rovers have offered 75k for Wes Thomas from Bournemouth.

Wes thomas is worth more then that to bournemouth, I know he has not been firing on all cylinders at present, but once he regains his confidence then hopefully the goals will go in. With tubbs and barnard competing for starting place in team he is still needed. Flecher is 40 yrs and can be used sparingly. When DeMouge, sherringham and McQuoid get back from injury then that is the time thomas might get released but not for £75,000

For that much na, double it atleast. I would personly like atleast 250k for him.

I confirmed this on '18 Aug 2012' below.
Although talks have been rumoured no offical fee has been brought least to my knowledge. Though 75k would be a bargain, I would of thought we would offer around 150k.


I heared that if the fee is upped to 100k the deal is done

Hang on, i will give paulo a ring and that should get thomas value upto at least 2.5m pmsl

Poor player, poor goal scoring record. No thanks!!

Thomas needs to be given a chance, no way should Big Fletch be put on at half time over Thomas.

Take him, he is surplus to requirements. Has done next to nothing last season and this.

Eliot Richards has been told to step-up after we were priced out by Oxford for Constable. We aren't looking for a striker, definitley not Thomas.

The guy above is incorrect. Although Mark McGhee has said this, it is a smokescreen and another striker will be signed before the deadline. Whether Thomas is that man is up for debate, but a forward will sign next week.



22 Aug 2012 21:34:05
Bristol Rovers to plead with Leicester to loan Cian Bolger til January after being embarrassed by the Gary Kenneth incident.

How have rovers been in embarrassed he got injury in pre season and then again during a warm up these things happen



22 Aug 2012 21:31:39
Bristol Rovers transfer plans thrown into turmoil after the further injury to 'Roly Poly Gary Kenneth'.... this time in last nights pre match warm up.

Rovers had been planning to fund the wages of Kieran Cadogan but will now have to bring in another defender , thought to be Cian Bolger .

Back stage there is a full investigation as to how the medical team at Rovers missed the fact that Kenneth is nearly 18 pounds over weight and is unlikely to be match fit until January.

Rovers physio Phil Kite confirmed after his fifth piece of pizza that he was 'astonished' at Kenneths condition.

Other than Parkes and the young lads, the signings have been underwhelming to say the least .... MM promised much more but has come up very short......... So far !

Damage to the saphenous nerve could be career threatening and reports that the latest injury is to his calf sound like a smokescreen.



22 Aug 2012 20:47:30
Hibs are to make a swoop for UCD highly rated midfielder Paul Corry. He had been linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.



22 Aug 2012 20:38:40
Cardiff sign Connolly from QPR on the clubs website



22 Aug 2012 20:36:46
Bury FC have signed Shane Byrne on a 2 year contract.Source Bury FC website.UTS

Ye looking forward to seeing him play

And David Healy top quality striker



22 Aug 2012 20:19:41
John Stones, newly promoted to the England under 19's will have a trial with Sunderland in the next few months along with another academy prospect, Paul Digby

Stones just signed 3 year contract and digby will follow suit

No chance both tied down on long term contracts



22 Aug 2012 20:18:33
Killie need all the attacking options they can get. No less that 200 would do



22 Aug 2012 20:15:28
carlisle utd could sign matty fryat on



22 Aug 2012 20:15:22
carlisle utd could sign matty fryat on



22 Aug 2012 20:14:08
Kenwyne Jones to will be signing for FC Schalke for 4million pound. With Christian Fuchs part of the deal. The deal could be done as early as Friday.



22 Aug 2012 20:02:08
Sean Murray off to Udinese for the fee of 6 million but has been loaned out to watford for the season with abdi vydra and pudil part of the deal signing on permanent terms from the Italian club

Pudil is owned by Granada! This ain't happening

Isn't true, but i'd take it!

Never going to happen.

Pudil plays for Granada, not Udinese.
I don't think the Pozzo's would bother doing this. They can just move him there later if they want to. Also, if Watford achieve promotion and stay up: they can be a bigger club than Udinese. Italian football isn't what it used to be.
Also, Muzza wouldn't agree to it I don't think.

Murray staying. Pozzo family know how lucrative epl is. Watford will keep players and be promoted within 3 years. Murray is worth the 40+ million promotion will bring.

Hopefully murray can buy some salad with his signing on fee as he looked very heavy to me. Id quite happily accept those three and 6 MIllion for murray.

You actually wasted all that time writing this utter rubbish. Firstly abdi vydra and pudil are worth more that murray put together and murray's 18, hes donw town with his friends every friday night, why would he want to move to a different country with a different language and play fewer games

Promotion is worth something like £90million these days and it might be more because next seasons tv rights deal is so much more expensive! Murray will not leave watford this season!!

Lol at this thread. Murray has done nothing so far in games this season, massively over rated. Yvdra, Pudil etc on the other hand look the real deal permiership standard players.

Sean Murray is a big part of Watford's plans, he is a key player in our future and the Pozzo's and Zola want him to stay at Watford. this is fact. he is a key part in our future



22 Aug 2012 19:35:38
Rotherham United forward Daniel Nardiello is a shock target for Championship outfit Brighton & Hove Albion.

Would that be the Nardiello who only signed for Rotherham in May? About as likely as him going back to his first club I'd say

That would be a shock.

Hope not, weve build a good strong squad now



22 Aug 2012 19:00:44
Crystal Palace are set to announce the signing of Darcy Blake from Cardiff for £300,000.

Bids have also been accepted for Matt Ritchie of Swindon, thought to be around £600,000 and Gael Kakuta of Chelsea, on loan for the season.

Matt ritchie for only £600,000 bargain! I don't think so.

Haha! No chance! - Palace Fan

Palace able to afford Kakuta's wages, i dont think so! We wont sign anyone decent anyway

Ritchie and blake are done deals will be confirmed tomorrow !!

Ritchie will cost 2.5m....
Money you have not got...ANYWAY why will he sigh for a team that are going backwards

Why youve already signed 2 right backs already?

I thought Ritchie value had gone up to 30m due to fluke goal on tuesday. Would you consider straight swap for Torres?. OH PLEASE SAY YES.

Could be 600k with addons. Would be a great signing, hardly going backwards as its only been 2 games.

We can't go backwards (not until May), we're bottom of the table!

They are not done deals palace would never get blake and ritchie in a million years

None of these deals will go through cos freedman will say there not fit

The darcy Blake rumour was true...he has just signed...hopefully the Matt riche part will also prove to be true

Blake has signed for Palace for £350k

I'm a Town fan & there's no way that Ritchie is worth £2.5m. Having said that I think we've turned down £600k previously so I can't see that being enough

We've turned down 900k a few months ago. He wont be going for anything less than 1M, especially 600k



22 Aug 2012 18:56:27
Norwich City are lining up a bid for Bordeaux defensive midfielder Landry N'Guemo



22 Aug 2012 18:41:30
David Templeton mite still be on his way to Leeds to finalise a move to Ellend road on a contract which will last till 2015

He 'mite' not on the other hand since I believe Hearts are still in Europe.

No more players coming in Warnock told Yorkshire Evening Post yesterday. I suppose he might know best.

What rubbish Leeds have no money



22 Aug 2012 18:28:29
Walsall boss Dean Smith has revealed he will hold further talks with James Chambers after the defender's emergency signing on non contract terms.

Deano stated this on Saturday after the Doncaster game...... Where have u been??



22 Aug 2012 18:22:39
Shewsbury winger Jon Taylor is attracting alot of attention in the Championship with clubs going to offer big money for the impressive winger. Reports suggest that Watford were interested Burnley were interested and Millwall

The only club interested were Derby who offered to have him on loan intil January then buy if he impresses

If he is so impressive how come he cannot get a starting place in the team?



22 Aug 2012 18:22:21
Heskey close to completing 1 year contract at Derby. You heard it here first, contact is employee at Pride Park.

Too old, to much wages, ex-leicester - don't want him here

Doesn't Connor Sammon do his role?

No, that would mean strengthening the team, clough wouldnt do that

Be intrested if this would happen but can't see it.However it does seem that Heskey is one of a number of players that are going to sign for a dozen or more clubs this summer.

Too old. dosen't fit with team structure dosen't suit our wage bill and not what Nigel would even give a second thought too.

Lol lol hes not 21 clough dose not look at anyone over 21 lol



22 Aug 2012 18:08:55
ramon nunez is in talks with notts county
hes was at notts vs hartlepool game last
night he is most likely to sign tommorow

i hope he signs

Hes not a striker i heard its a striker and i hear its richard cresswell.

Ramon nunez was plying 4 leeds utd reserves last night

Cresswell on transfer list by Sheffield



22 Aug 2012 18:19:04
leeds united holding talks with Chesterfield over the signing of Craig Westcarr for a fee worth around 500k on a 3 year deal

500k for Westcarr is hilarious. I would carry him to Leeds just to get our 70k back !

Best joke yet for the new season. Warnock is not daft or stupid. Possibly £500 per month to cut their grass.

What a load of utter rubish Westcarr playing in the Championship get real he can't cut it a basement level . Also fee off 500k aha we would be lucky to get the fee we paid for him back .



22 aug 2012 17:58:05
any bristol city transfer news in or out,

Looking to off load Pitman either on loan or permanent. Del still after commanding centre back - possibly a premier league youngster on loan but apart from that the squad is quite settled.

Stead wanted by terriers to partner Jordan Rhodes

Stead not going



22 Aug 2012 17:44:08
Ricardo Carvahlo to sign with qpr along with Michael Dawson



22 Aug 2012 16:51:00
barnsley have offered james mcfadden a 6 month contract

James mc fadden in talks at leeds utd

Mcfadden is in talks with leeds

Haha so was martin cranie

Haha we dint even want cranie your more than welcome to him just looked what league coventry are in now

Martin cranie was not in talks with leeds he was just on trial was never going to get a contract at any point not good enough to lace either pearce or peltier boots

Mcafadden deal will be announced in next couple of hours mate

Warlock could not guarantee Cranie he wouldn't be spending a lot of time on the bench and would probably be first choice cover. Says a lot about the fella that he had joined Barnsley rather than picking up a good wage at ER warming the bench. Old skool LUFC fan who respects a team that did us twice last season



22 Aug 2012 17:02:09
Ramirez agent claims Saints deal is off

It has been reported that Saints were due to pay more than £6m up front, with two further instalments of just under £3m each being paid within a year. But Bologna were said to be unhappy to proceed without firmer guarantees for the extra funds.

Come on Brendan lets get our man

This is a negotiating tactic, there is still a possibility he will come to Saints.


Better sort it out quick otherwise someone else will come in like the buttner deal

Likewise with the Gayliens deal, heard he may also now be on other clubs radar



22 Aug 2012 16:41:17
Cian Bolger will resign on loan by Friday. 100% truth.



22 Aug 2012 16:37:32
Gaston Ramirez's agent has claimed that transfer talks have ended with Southampton and that a move to England is highly unlikely.

He said "probably won't" not that it is highly unlikely. Bologna need the money, they won't allow this to fall

Is it worth trying to do
transfers with foreign clubs and
or is it just saints that have

No this is down to Bologna not Southampton. A deal was agreed last Friday only for Bologna to change their mind and ask for more money, now they are mucking about with how much they want up front. Deal still possible


I think we've majorly screwed up on this one.

23 Aug 2012 10:50:16
It is the player's agent who is saying the deal is off and should NOT be relied upon. At least 3 journalists have said on twitter tonight that they think the deal is still alive.

Thios deal could still happen as we do buisness behind closed doors and billy sharp didnt look like happening yet he seemed to come from out of the blue

This show called the simpsons was on the brink of being cancelled and a producer came out and said it was going to be cancelled and a few days later they singed a contract for a few more seasons my point is my point is this is just a trick by his agent to get ramirez more money

It was actually a ploy to try to get bigger clubs to bid for him but no further offers that Bologna found acceptable came it seems.



22 Aug 2012 16:36:52
A fee has been agreed between Cardiff and crystal palace for Darcy Blake

Hope he doesnt go

Darcy should never be aloud to leave the city top class defender who is keeping premiership defenders out of the wales team .if he goes we should at least get 1 mil for him

You should stick with Darcy Bussel

Blake is a far better defender and footballer than Hudson got more speed than him is better on the ball than him and an all round better footballer should be given his chance at Cardiff he will go and mature into top cb and we will regret it don't know y he's not given a chance

Blake has signed for Palace for £350k

Letting darcy go is a huge mistake, another quality player let go without being given a chance to show their potential. Reminds me of ledly and matthews

"Darcy should never be aloud to leave the city top class defender who is keeping premiership defenders out of the wales team .if he goes we should at least get 1 mil for him"

What was that?



22 Aug 2012 16:28:01
Burnley to sign Wigan Striker Callum McManaman on a season long loan with Martin Paterson joining Forest for 1.5M

Ridiculous rumour

Paterson is injured again like he has been for the last 2 seasons. Good player but any team will now be lucky to get 15 games a season out of him.

Paterson is not injured

Hes not injured he was rested for the middlesborough game as he played the last couple of games without a break .

Paterson's continuing fitness 'worries' are a cause for concern - maybe eddie should line up a replacement if they continue



22 Aug 2012 16:10:33
Hampton & Richmond FC winger Gustavo Sousa Mota has been scouted by Portsmouth FC, with a permanent contract being discussed. The youngster, from Brazil, is relatively unheard of, but Portsmouth are in need of payers and feel his ability is worthy of a place in their squad.

Work permit - could be an issue unless he's got a dual passport for an EU country

But is he not already 'working' here?

Billy Bunter is also on Pompeys radar. He understands he might get some free nosh and they are desperate!

When will the FA and/or the administrator put an end to this total nonsense? How can this equate to fair competition within League One?

Just liquidate them-now!

If a player moves from 1 UK club to another, the new club needs to apply for permission. Much depends on the terms of the permit they are already on

Pompey have the smallest squad in the football league with only 17 players. Why all the nonesense being spouted on here about it all being unfair when their manager wants to increase this to 20 which will still be the smallest squad in the football league.

Fair Competition, he plays for Hampton & Richmond, not Manchester United!

We have the smallest squad in the league and our manager says, the total cost of the squad is less than Ben Haim weekly wages, we are hardly pushing the boat out.

I agree this 1 month contract is ridiculous. Is the squad just going to change alll year long?



22 Aug 2012 16:23:10
Jake Jervis joins Carlisle united on a 1month loan deal with a view to extend to a season long loan

Carlisle united set to bid £1m for Luke James of hartlepool

Carlisle would never spend a million on any player, havent got the money, free transfers, loans and an occassional 100k signings, thats all united would do in any transfer. Been a united fan since 1988 when i was 5 years old and if we would of ever spent money like that it would have been years ago when we sold matty jansen and rory delap, unfortunately united have not got 1mill to spend, maybe ya gettin ya fm12 game and real life mixed up lol.

We have got the money t spend in the bank from cup runs and sales of players like graham, Westwood, garner, harte, players we sold 4 a bit of money the board don't wanna spend so now could b the time t do so



22 Aug 2012 15:57:06
barnsley to sign james coppinger from doncaster hull also interested

Coppinger will stay at donny hes to loyal to go to rivals

Players are only loyal to themselves. He wouldn't turn down a move to the championship on increased wages especially if it meant he didn't have to move house and he doesn't have to uproot his family. 8 years at Doncaster is loyal enough no matter where he goes next

He likes playing in the pub league

Coppinger unhappy at Doncaster. Fact. Very good source. Saunders has no clue sorry to sound disrespectful but he hasn't

He's past his best, get rid of him and being in 3 or 4 new players Bennett is first choice over him now

Way past his best, but they will get him on a season long LONE DEAL, Hope they pay all his silly wags so we can get some more players. Take GARY WOODS with you Copps

Wife has a job locally she enjoys, children happy in schools, sensible to stay in the Doncaster area. He will go on loan to Barnsley, Doncaster would prefer a move to e.g. Hull, but they don't seem to want him?

Why would he go to the Dingles ? Awful ground, even worse area and Barnsley will be trading leagues with DRFC at end of season.

He's refused a loan deal

Ha ha have Donny had a good start to the season, who have you played? Europe in 4 years. Haven't you got your own rumours site, I'm sure your input would be appreciated much more there.

Why take gary woods, dont see why people diss him he deserves a chance hes patiently waited or this chance hes a great lad of the pitch aswell give him a break.

Coppinger refused Barnsley and hull see official website



22 Aug 2012 15:51:37
Greek consortium lining up bid to buy Barnsley FC

How do you know this nobody else in tarn as heard owt

Greek Consortium? two questions:
1. Why?
2. Where's the money coming from - have Greece got any Euros left?

What with, have you seen the state of the Greek economy {Ed003's Note - I don't know anything to back this claim up,but not every single person in Greece is skint lol}

Why would be the big question. Im a fan but Why ?

Not sure about having greek euro's buying a british club, greece are very likely coming out of the euro and that would possibally put their ecomany in likely collapse. Could it be a attempt to launder money prior to euro exit in a non-euro member country. Dodgy. {Ed003's Note - Not when most of the Greek population are buying/swapping to German Euros as to protect themselves,so no need to launder any money,this should go on conspiracy lol}

They need to sort out Greece first let alone

This is nonsense.



22 Aug 2012 15:50:17
Shaun Derry been linked to Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday



22 Aug 2012 15:43:22
Why seriously would WEST HAM submit
yet another bid of £10m to WOlves
for Jarvis when they can secure
Drenthe, Boukari and Konate for half
the price. Its another flippin smoke
screen raised BY THE MAIL and followed
up by other tabloids.

Its rubbish and not happening. Another
Carroll situation

It's happening big Sam is a Wolves fan!!

Drenthe is available on a free and overpriced at it. Seriously, you don't want him near your club - a good player but massive attitude problems. He's never grown up and has been a disruptive force wherever he's gone. Take it form an Everton fan.

Im a wolves fan and weve been holdin out for 10 mil so ye he will go to west ham and hes a lot better than the wingers u mentioned.

Defenetly happening most likely tonite Thursday wolves have sold fletcher to sunderland

Its happening mate.... Sorry

Jarbis 10m, Fletch 12m Wolve smust be laughing all the way to the bank nither player worth half those amounts

They're worth more, look at Joe Allen - £15m??

Mate, hate to break it to you but it has already happened! Wolverhampton Wanderers have ripped West Ham and Sunderland off. We are the best business team ever!!!

Why is everyone saying that Jarvis and Fletcher are not worth £10m and £12m? They are! If you think about it, Fletcher scored 12 goals last season for wolves, who didn't win many games. Also, with Jarvis, over the last 3 seasons he has been amazing on the left with a fair number of assists, and yet still with a struggling team. Stewart Downing costed £20m. Darren Bent costed £24m. He hasn't done great has he?

Ha ha they did

Hahhaah Jarvis has been amazing?? LOL yeah awesome mate! Wait and see. He has 2/3 good games then every team he play against just puts a quick RB in the team and he is screwed! Did you see what the 17yo debutant at Leeds did to him!
10m he isnt worth 10% of that. Im a STH at wolves and so amazed at how well Jez and steve have done here. Fletch is maybe a 4/5 m player and Jarvis 2/3 no more!



22 Aug 2012 15:36:05
Carlisle to sign Jake Jervis today.

Been confirmed joins them on loan



22 Aug 2012 15:23:46
Gaston Ramirez transfer to Southampton
has collapsed. The clubs reached an
agreement, however, Bologna wanted
a loan to go against the repayments.

Nicola Cortese spoke with Ramirez' agent
today Wednesday (22/8) and has pulled
out of the deal in order to chase other

Like it was going to happen anyway.
Hes one of worlds best young talents
and why would he go to Relegation favourites southampton over Arsenal,Tottenham and Liverpool

It was going to happen as he had agreed terms

If it was ever true, Buttner now Ramirez we are becoming something of a joke

He agree to go there, it was bolognas poor finances that have stopped it, I'm not a saints fan but people don't realise how powerful a team they will be in a few years, they are the 3rd richest club in England!

"Like it was going to happen anyway. Hes one of worlds best young talents and why would he go to Relegation favourites southampton over Arsenal,Tottenham and Liverpool".....A typical copy and paste brainless boring reaction. Player HAD agreed terms and wanted to join, but Bologna got greedy and mucked around so we have walked away. It may not be completely over, but we shall see.


Why oh why are saints relegation favourites?
Ramirez was set to sign but his club wanted to arrange a loan from their bankers with the saints money as a guarantor but saints got frustrated with the time things where taken to get sorted so have pulled out of the deal. they are now looking at other avenues and yes this is true they will be making a marque signing soon

Relegation favourites? Lets see how many other teams put two past city at their ground then....

Press keep saying it's the agent that has announced the deal is dead, not either of the clubs. Could this just be a last gasp attempt to see if there is any other interest?

Can you only chase one target at a time then? I think we may still have a small chance. Would have been nice to have him for the Wigan game.

Not too sure why we are chasing french league 2 players... Shame about Ramirez but it did look doomed from a week ago

We are not after "Jesper Gayliens" from Nantes - he isn't a member of their squad, and never has been.

Gayliens arrival is imminent

Its Jasper not Jesper, probably why you couldnt see him on Nantes squad list

This is Pompey wit! This player doesn't exist obviously. Go and buy some players on a 2 week contract or whatever it is!

What the heck? WHO IS GAYLIENS?? Anyway onto Ramirez the loan is said to be looking like it may get sorted soon but Bologna are set to accept the offer anyway they will finish the banking side separately it seems.



22 Aug 2012 15:23:00
Jake Jervis is joining Carlisle on loan from Birmingham



22 Aug 2012 15:22:05
Blackpool fc struggling to agree terms with Stephen Dobbie. Swansea have agreed a fee with the Seasiders

He thinks that many other clubs want him were swansea have said no one is even near agreeing a fee

Supposedly Dobbie wants 10 grand a week and Blackpool offering 5. If no one else comes in for him by tomorrow surely there must be a compromise. IMHO Dobbie joins Blackpool get promoted!

That's not what I heard

Don't think that's what anyone heard but an uninformed post is very common when it comes to Blackpool and wage offers.

I think we would give him maybe 12k a week so I think he's wanting more than 10k.

I agree dobbie and d.j. will give us automatic promotuin on condition that we keep ince and phillips {Ed003's Note - Dobbie signed for Brighton on loan}



22 Aug 2012 15:19:02
David Healys agent is at Pne in regard to agreeing a 1 year deal a dramatic U turn by boss Westley who is desperate for a striker after a poor start to the season, be lucky if hes still here at Christmas!!!!



22 Aug 2012 15:11:10
Swansea set to complete signing of Ki Sung-Yueng today. Swansea are also looking to bring in Albert Adomah, Pablo Hernadez, Marvin Emnes and Miku. Swansea also monitoring Alex Baptiste from Blackpool.

Medical due tomorrow. Signed by weekend.

Pure nonsense and all made up!! Ki not due in Swansea until Friday for a medical.



2.7 didnt they turn down 8 mill last jan. If he goes it'll be closer to ten mill.

Villa fan



22 Aug 2012 14:56:13
Juan Agudelo, the highly rated USA youngster, could join Bolton in January 2013 on loan. Juan has been highlighted by Tim Ream, his former teammate, now at Bolton.



22 Aug 2012 14:47:58
The agent of Bologna forward Gaston Ramirez claims transfer talks with Southampton have ended and that it is unlikely his client will now be heading for England, with links to Tottenham and Liverpool played down.

This is getting ridiculous now. How many players have we apparently lost out to now. We need to sign or we will not survive with what we have.
Getting pretty pi**ed off with it now

Agreed, don't know why we keep getting ourselves involved in such saga's. For a club that likes to do its business 'shrewdly' the buttner deal and now this have been a shambles. It's good to see us going for the right players and showing ambition but what's the point if we can't finalise the deal! NC & NA say we're not in the prem for a relegation battle but we're worrying thin at the back and seemingly nothing is getting done.

I actually think that Bologna's demands and GR agent are causing the problems in that deal. The player himself might have kept his mouth shut too until it was sealed but I don't really see what NC could have done.
In hindsight I think Buttner and his agent did us a bit. Created a hitch to bide time until a bigger club weighed in. Shane but you live and learn I guess!

Agree. I think buttner and his agent used us. Pretty poor show to be fair.

Although I don't hold out much hope, it was just reported that the bologna boss has come out and said there is no deal currently. Suggests to me that perhaps they Are still much longer is it going to go on for?!?! I've seen billion pound contracts take less time.



22 Aug 2012 14:51:45
Ramirez to southampton deal is off as Inter Milan have bid 11m with 3.5m add ons throughout the length of his contract. source:friend of mine lives in italy

Your friend knows more than the UK public and press.... sounds legit

And Italian media

I don't know how reliable this is because A) that's not what Bologna wanted that's worse than conditions we supposedly needed to have offered and less money in the end. B) That length is something they were unhappy with and C) The other 30% stake with another club?

The problem with the transfer is the schedule of the payments - Saints want to spread the payments over 4 years, Bologna want around 2/3 of the payment made immediately {Ed001's Note - I thought the FFP ruling forbids payments being made over 4 years? Transfers have to be paid off over a couple of years now don't they? Or I have I misread the rules? They aren't exactly a riveting read and it is difficult to keep my concentration intact to read them through and digest them fully.}



22 Aug 2012 14:51:22
Just saw Jimmy Bullard in a BMW heading towards home park at 1.45! TJP



22 Aug 2012 14:29:30
Greek champions Olympiakos are interested in Blackpool winger Matt Phillips. The Athens side are surprise contenders along with Celtic and both could match the £6 million asking price for the highly rated player.

There is no asking price...

There is no asking price as Phillips is not for sale.

They can have him, we don't want another Charlie Adam. But it looks like ollie will make him stay.

Nice try, Holloway!

What a joke.

Well he only wants to go to the premiership so yet again more utter rubbish. plus the price has gone up to 8 million min and the closer it gets to dead line day the more it will go up. Plus the chairman is not interested in selling anyway.

8 mil min no no no they can offer 80 mil and the chairman wouldn't accept becausehe wants promotion and we wouldn't be able to buy someone of that talent a) on such short notice and b who would be willing to drop down a division

There is no asking price, he is not for sale.



22 Aug 2012 14:28:28
that Fulham are lining up a move for Roma's Holland international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

Highly unlikley, but we can only hope

Why does it mean anyone needs to be sold its always good to have a healthy set of 4 CB compition for places is a great thing for a club that wants to be competative



22 Aug 2012 14:39:00
Jake Jervis on his way to Carlisle United on Loan. Permanent signings is whats needed though.

Maybe matty fryatt



22 aug 2012 14:30:27
cardiff players in
dj cambell(qpr)
bradley wright phillips(charlton)
andy king(leicster)
lewis mcgugan (nottingham forest)

No way will you get Lewis, why would he leave us to go to you?

^^ same with BWP, I know we've just come up but we have proved that we are good enough for this league against Brum and Leicester, we should of had 6 out of 6 points against 2 of the toughest teams in the league but 4 out of 6 is still good, I'm sure Cardiff would of taken that!

Campbell could happen but I don't know about the others, it seems we're only interested in ex Watford & QPR players ;)

Yeah we have 4 points but could so nearly had 6 if helguson could shoot

Get real you couldn't afford lewis

Good enough at this league - two games have gone (Its a long season) and you have only just come up

And Lewis McGugan would not go to cardiff because he would not play !

No you will not be getting bwp he loves at charlton and has no intention of leaving.

Thats it Danny NGuessan on board perfect team. His a big skilful winger striker that can score. He was really good last year with us. Let us hope We get him, paying a bit more for him is ok his good.!

LOL you dont want much do you!

"Good enough at this league - two games have gone (Its a long season) and you have only just come up"

We know how long the season is thank you, we've not been away that long.

Cheeky what are you trying to say scabs, it would be a move forward than a move sidewards or backwards we dont need him anyways but if i wear him i would move out of your club.been there a few years

Yeah we would with your squad (charlton fan) cos i wouldnt go after BWP anyway we got strikers with his similar game, i would say yeah we had huddersfield and they hit the ground running against us our squad still has to gel and we took a point from brighton not many clubs will go there and come out with a win {Ed044's Note - C'mon wheres the banter to night you guys boring me to death, wonder who will finish higher out of the 3 promoted teams from lge 1

We've beaten leicester and should of beaten brimingham 2 promotion tipped teams I think we've proven we are here to stay

They dont need more st

Charlton and Huddersfield both have natural goalscorers in their sides which will prove the difference . And charlton had the 3rd best defence in all 4 divs last season.

Sounds more like a wish list to me!!

Reply to ED044's - Charlton gonna win the league, so i think that answers your question.... Doh there i go again... another Charlton fan getting too carried away. If string a few more wins together, it won't be long before CAFC fans will demand Champions League football. Note to all CAFC fans : baby steps, feet on the ground please :) (just remember back to "you're not fit to wear the shirt", then you'll realise how far we've come! COYR!!

Charlton fans you should know by now just because you can beat a big side in champ doeant prove you should stay in the champ, scunphorpe beat qpr the season they won the champ and they got relegated

Charlton fans you should know by now just because you can beat a big side in champ doeant prove you should stay in the champ, scunphorpe beat qpr the season they won the champ and they got relegated
Yes but this CAFC side really is something special and many teams who get relegated can play off fluke results like the one you have mentioned. Of course its to early to say where we are going to finish I would settle for mid table but the early signs are we are going to be top half easily, still 44 games though so who knows?

Best wish list of 2012

dream on CCFC

Do we (Charlton) really need another striker ?? Bradley Wright Phillps the main goalscorer , Yann Kermorgant the only French guy who dosent lose a battle in the air , and now weve signed Ricardo Fuller !! who is most likely to be a golden striker for us , so do we really need N'Gusseas ? But he did do well with us in Lg1

No Charlton don't really need N'Guessan, but will probably take him as a squad player. Let's face it, he'll be 5th choice striker at best, it's just a bot of stength in depth at the right time, at the right price.

N'guessan can play wide left aswell let's not forget his turn of pace could give us somthing different to jackson



22 Aug 2012 14:23:42
Jake Jervis to sign for Carlisle today on loan from Birmingham



22 Aug 2012 13:57:57
Wolves will make an appoach to Hearts for winger Andrew Driver if Matt Jarvis moves to West Ham.

Was a very good player two years ago but has had injury problems.
Sadly, he struggles to cross a ball!!



22 Aug 2012 13:52:54
Southampton seem to have all but wrapped up the deal for Gaston Ramirez, it is believed Bologna have agreed on a figure based on installments, but first are taking out a loan of the full amount, then repaying what saints pay back over time. Hoping the deal is completed tonight.

Spot on mate :)

Not happening say the players agent

Southampton have pulled out. Could be a bluff but could also backfire!

I take my words back, it seems in the last few hours this has done a buttner and yet again we have wasted a week faffing about with a player only to be let down AGAIN

What he has said is completely correct, it is all but wrapped up but still might fall through

I still think it is likely. Only the Agent has said its unlikely, he clearly doesn't get on with the chairman of either club by the comments made from them. Also, it could be a bid to lure other clubs into the fray. Until either club says its over it is pointless to heed the agent's statements.



22 Aug 2012 13:30:52
Swansea are going to make an enquiry about Blackpool winger Tom Ince who are hopeful they can agree a fee by the end of the transfer window

Incy ain't going anywhere. FACT.

They'd be wasting their time

He's not for sale anyway but only yesterday he pledged his future to Blackpool.

Can Swansea fans get the message ince is going nowhere

Not being funny Blackpool fans. He wouldn't make the bench in our side. We want Pablo Hernandez. You can keep Ince.

Can you Blackpool fans realise you don't going to keep all your players in the championship if Premier League teams come calling because you can't afford it... Full stop... {Ed044's Note - I think an actual full stop would of been fine rather than actually writing it out!!!!!!

Im a blackpool man 4 ever but ive been told ince and matt phillips r on there way out next week money talkssorry a good source from in club

We'll see :-)

Go to Swansea they are a better team they play better football

People clearly have no idea about either Blackpool's bank balance or the stubbornness of the Chairman, Ince WILL NOT leave Blackpool in this window much the same as Baptiste & Philips.
We have millions in the bank and hence when Premier League teams come calling it won't even get past the bid stage whether you like to give it the Billy big b*llox attitude or not.
Add to that the fact we'll be a Premier League team again this time next year and it's actually pretty easy to see why he wouldn't go.
As for the comment above about him not getting in your team......presumably you've watched lots of him the last year or so to know that have you?

Blackpool fans, we all said exactly the same things about Joe Allen. Swansea boy, doesn't want to go, pledged future to club, money in bank, chairman didn't want to sell. Look what happenned. If the money is right he'll move, no matter what you Blackpool guys say. (Writting FACT in capitals won't work either).

I would have thought you would understand the way your Chairman operates by now! Just wait a few more days and you will see.

Ince telling his friends he's keen to go to Swansea

Its funny all you blackpool fans saying they are not for sale and then your manager only said yesterday they are happy at blackpool but may go if the right offer comes in i think m.phillips is defo gone southhampton and tom.ince may come to us evan though his father would want him to stay i think you would all agree a move to swansea after sinclair goes will better his career fit into our style more though i do think blackpool are one of the best footballing teams in the chapionship swans are a diffrent level

Ince has told his friends that he wants to stay at blackpool

No sorry the difference between allen and ince and phillips is that you can still achieve your targets without him and the chairman knows that where as we wouldn't and you can and did get a replacement where as we would struggle to do. So the only way we would sell ince to you is when we have a replace ment signed up and that is near impossible

LISTEN UP ! INCE going nowhere, end of story. We can afford to keep him, Blackpool are in a great financial position and don't need to be selling off one of our top goal scorers. Now shut up !

I hope Blackpool do make it back to the Premiership this season. If any of your players have their heads turned by another club and want away it's unlikely the club will hold them to their contract and force them to stay. I think the players themselves have to believe that Blackpool are Premiership bound this year if not i think they will go.
Swans fan

We'll see, Philips might go If someone other than Soton comes in, Oyston now won't even talk to Soton let alone sell them a player.

Ince & Baptiste will go nowhere IMO, if they were sold I could see Ollie walking and Oyston knows it.

Ki deal set to be confirmed tomoz also swansea have tabled a bid for ince holloway is considering sorry blackpool he a gonner quit while you can or face humiliation when he does leave i done the same wiv joe allen ...... ince father wants him to play week in week out and stay at pool but ofcourse that wil change when he can play week in week out in the prem under one of the best football players ever p.s dobbie deal will happen but you will have to pay 8000 a week

He did not say that he said if anyone wants our best players then they will have to change that chairmans mind and he doesn't want to sell our best players because if we do we wont get promoted and so we wont sell so

Why argue about this? Cos all it is right now is peoples opinions. We will see where they are when the window slams shut! My opinion is Phillips and Ince will still be playing in tangerine

You Swansea fans are very amusing, just cos Allen left you and your chairman didn't have what it takes to keep him it doesn't mean Blackpool can't keep hold of their players.



22 Aug 2012 13:30:20
Preston North End's hunt for a strike continues. It appears a final £475,000 bid for Stuart Beavon has been rejected as Wycombe want closer to £600,000. Graham Westley decided against signing David Healy amid fears the fans may turn on the player. Preston have now decided to bid an audacious £500,000 for Matt Tubbs

If this is true then Wycombe are a Joke! They are living in a fantasy world im afraid,600K! Ok he is their star player, but even so. Beavon himself probably wants to play at a 'Higher level' They are pricing 'OUT' of a move! 3-350K the Max for him! They are in League 2! wake UP!

We aren't in a fantasy world mate, beavon is class and 500,000 is still to cheap if you consider Rhodes is value at 7 million and beavon was second highest goalscorer last year. Pay up or shut up.

Rhodes out scored him actually and beavon isnt good enough for pne. Hope he dont sign him useless

Huddersfield value Rhodes at 7 million seeing as how he's still there it looks like not too many others do but even at that with Rhodes you are paying for potential; Rhodes is 22 whereas Beavon's 28. {Ed044's Note - C'mon REALLY shouldnt be comparing these 2.. Rhodes is a different class to this guy( no disrepect, beavon could cut it in lge but wouldn't get near 40+ goals

Oh dear are you really comparing Beavon to Rhodes? Rhodes 22yr old 72 goals in 123 games for Huddersfield since 2009, Beavon 28yr old 28 goals in 107 games for Wycombe since 2009, no comparison really!!

PNE fan here, even so i agree with the last comment

PNE fan and i'm desperate we get Beavon but if this is true then Wycombe are just playing stupid.
Comparing him to Rhodes? A 22 Year old to a 28 year old, About 40 goals to 24 or something, a championship player to a league 2 player.
Accept the bid and stop trying to be some next level hustler.

Let's be honest, Beavon has banged them in on one season... Rhodes does it every year!

Preston will not be signing Matt Tubbs for £500,000. Bournemouth only just signed him in January for £800,000!

Beavon is a good striker, but he is still a league 2 player! Why dont bigger League 1 or bigger championship clubs offer to pay the money then? Because you are over pricing him! So no one will be 'PAYING UP' Mate, enjoy life in League 2!

Preston have made a bid for sean gregan

Why dont wycombe take what is being offered before he is worth nothing

Beavon is a great footballer and would be worth £600k. You will understand why if you manage to sign him.

500000.00 for tubbs cannot even gert a game for bournemouth dont talk rubbish lets be realistic we need a creative midfielder firstly and 2 strikers maybe i on loan from premiership



22 Aug 2012 13:26:20
Former Preston midfielder and Ghana captain Seyfo Soley is on trial at Barnsley in an attempt to earn a contract

Want him back at PNE he was a total tank and incredible on the ball

Gw sign him up. Hes an ox :)

This is quite possibly the biggest load of rubbish I've ever read. Seyfo Soley is from Gambia not Ghana and he sure as hell aint the captain !!

To the life long pne fan< wud th lazy player left be Iain Hume? the lad is far from lazy look at his stats.......he just doesnt get on with GW and wud you if u only got club news threw text messages at 2am? i know i wudnt!

Is he not gambian :S

He is Gambian bud



22 Aug 2012 13:19:37
West Ham have made a move to sign
St Etienne attacking midfielder
Bakary Sako who is very much in the
same mould as Wilfred Zaha but with
more pace and a cannon for a shot.
WEST HAM also close to agreeing
deal for Royston Drenthe



22 Aug 2012 13:12:48
Southend are set to sign free agent Scott Donnelly on a permanent transfer and West Ham's George Moncur on loan. They will be looking to sign an unnamed striker on loan just until Eastwood and Corr are fit.

This is true, at least about the striker and Donnelly.

Dought it will happen we can't afford non-league brogan so they are too expensive

We could afford Brogan. Sturrock said we have too many players in his position.



22 Aug 2012 13:10:28
Johnny Ertl will sign for Portsmouth tomorrow after he left sheff utd last season

He is set to join preston

He's had offers from two league one clubs and one from his homeland, i'm guessing the two league one clubs are Portsmouth, and Preston, hope he comes to Pompey

He is good friends with Williamson who signed for Pompey so i can see him going there

Hope he has recovered from his cruciate problems then, that said can't see him coming to Pompey too old for MA {Ed003's Note - He does favour a Southern based club}

Surely Pompey should take whoever they can get?

Too old for MA? Williamson, Howard, Rogers ar e all 30, Harley nealry 33. Ertl is 29! PUP.

Ertl is a good player can play anywhere if he keeps injury free. Was sad to see him leave utd! {Ed001's Note - he wants to stay in the country, his girlfriend has a job with the FA, based around Silverstone I think she said. She is also trying to kick start a career as a singer in the UK, she recently did some recording with a friend of mine. So he will stay in England, if possible, as he wants to be around her.}



22 Aug 2012 13:08:20
I have heard that barnsley are after un named premiership striker to boost squad before the transfer window closes and is also after adam hammil from wolves (the prodical son returns)

Hammil is off to forest



22 Aug 2012 12:54:03
Crystal Palace are set to meet Swindons valuation of Matt Ritchie, with a player plus cash up front deal, rumoured to be in the region of 1.5million

Do me a favour palace turned down 9mil for zaha last season they are not going to take 2.5 now, theyare not that desperate

What player would be in the deal then?

Who said anything about Zaha?

Just a guess but maybe Easter?

As long as we get Riche, it doesn't matter which player goes the other way



22 Aug 2012 12:38:56
West Ham may make a season-long loan move offer for John Guidetti.

I'd put money on sunderland or newcastle signing him on loan,



22 Aug 2012 12:34:26
Colchester sign Massey



22 Aug 2012 12:25:32
Paul Caddis will be leaving Swindon to join Brighton for a fee in the region of 500k.

No he won't. Swindon will have to give him away to someone now that Di Canio has made the mistake of totally alienating him but he wont be headed to Brighton as he offers nothing they don't alreadyu have

Our chairman has said last night that the club and Caddis were in talks about the situation, so he might not yet be leaving

He's still under contract for another 2 years so we won't be giving him away. PDC is the guy in charge so as fans of the club we totally believe in him, how he keeps the players fit , they way we play, his passion and how he man manages players. Fans from other clubs think he's a total **ck head, but as fans we support hin 100% in what he does COYR's



22 Aug 2012 12:16:37
any news on Norwich in or outs ed ?

I think we might a rhodes by the end of the month {Ed044's Note - I heard norwich are not one of the clubs to have made official enquiry about him,

Do any of you actually have anything factual on here, it seems that there are loads of you who claim to know information which at best would only be privy to club board rooms ?? and their finance departments. Bit of reality wouldn't go a miss.... Or should I join in and say my brothers best mates aunties uncle saw lionel messey at tescos ?? {Ed003's Note - funny you should say that,I bumped into an ex Barca player in Tesco today lol}

Agents, players, players families, club employees and their associates, there are loads of ways information get out. This stuff doesn't always happen to turn into transfers but don't imagine for one minute that football is run or played by trappist monks. Yes there is plain old bs and outright speculation but some of this stuff comes true.So stick that in your pipe and smoke it.



22 Aug 2012 11:37:24
Hey Ed any rotherham united transfer news for me?

Steve Evans wants one more defender and one more attacker. The Tony Watt (Celtic) rumours are circulating again.

Should be a defender joining today or tomorrow. Very reliable source who works at the club.

Anyone know who that defender could be?

Hope we get tony watt hes a quality player!

He scored 2 goals on saturday which will push his price tag up and also neil lennon :/ said he was part of his plans this season



22 Aug 2012 11:18:02
Jordan Ayew from Olympic Marsielle to Reading. According to the Times, the leaders have accepted an offer from Reading about 4 million for Jordan Ayew.

According to the Times, a meeting took place between OM sporting director Jose Anigo and Russian club owner Anton Zingarevich, who owns 51% of the club. Reading has big ambitions in this market transfers and recruiting Jordan Ayew, who wishes "to have play time" as he said during his first press conference in Marseille, this is a great deal they're doing there. Especially with the return to form of André-Pierre Gignac and Loic Remy's return from injury, he would not have had the playing time he wanted.

Only reports are from France so far....apart from a small piece in The Times. But it's seems very plausible to me. Good signing, fits in with the clubs 'ethos', but as with all signings/rumours I'm sure there's a lot of other deals that need to slot into place before this moves forward.....Kakuta to OM, Barton to OM.

I hope he doesn't shine/play in tonights Europa League game against Sheriff too, or they may change their mind.


Just personal terms and medical to be agreed and completed.

Reading fan here, this will not happen.

It's a shame but I find this one hard to believe now. If everything but personal terms were already agreed I'm pretty sure neither club would have wanted him playing last night. And now that he's scored two goals I think the goalposts may have shifted slightly.

Hope I'm proved to be wrong but I now suspect this story is the work of his agent



22 Aug 2012 11:14:22
Huddlestone signed for stoke city on a loan deal this morning source .ssn

Should be a great signing

Yes good luck to the hudd a man mountain who is as quick as a mountain.Good passer of ball but needs to work on rest to become the player he should by now be.

Its not 100% complete deal just at 99% hes reported to training stoke could also look into maurice edu from rangers and liam trotter of milwall. The owen deal has gone quiet but with tottenham bringing in strikers perhaps stoke should hang on and look into defoes signature

Very good signing hope he stays fit,now a couple of full backs and a striker and we ok

QPR dawson signing fell through and now looking at shawcross with the sort of money they have they could get pulis to agree on a fee but im not sure shawcross would want to leave i hope he stays!

Tp won't sell shawcross 4 less than 20mill.

Huddlestone move broke down pulis doesnt want to pay 40k a week for someone isnt going to play, sidibe hasnt played in 2 years yet he was given another contract. its the demba ba situation all over again take a risk pulis.



22 Aug 2012 11:10:39
Middlesbrough are closing in on the signing of Ishmael Miller from Nottingham Forest.

Apparently Forest having given to go ahead for Ishmael Miller to leave and both Middlesbrough and Blackpool seem to be battling for the strikers signature.

Middlesbrough are also interested in signing Harry Kewell on a one year deal, but won't commit to it until MacDonald has either been sold or loaned out. Rumour has it that Brighton could be interested in taking MacDonald on a season long loan with Boro paying 50% of his wages.

The next week will be interesting!!

I reckon miller can flourish under mogga...not too sure about the kewell thing like. as a player i like scotty but apparently his wages are way way too high so if we can get him off the books then great!

Good luck Blackpool. Hope you get Miller. Dont want him here at the Boro!

As a boro fan id rather not have miller is record is poor ! steve morison or kewell i would be happy or even both . but not miller we have better players in that postion.

No boro you have him i looked at his stats and 20 goals in 120 games goodness that is worse than heskey well not quite

Nah its fine mate, bllackpool have him. Its ok cos mowbray will end up bringin him in anyway.

Please - NOT McDonald - I live in Australia and he has failed to score in 26 outings for the national team. If he's not good enough for Middlesbrough he certainly isn't good enough for us

Harry kewell is training with Stoke at the moment, badger sports have confirmed this with Tony Pulis and Harry is not looking for high wages as he has made his money and simply wants to play top level football in england

That's great news for boro :))

Hello. As a forest fan, I'm sure we can have a whip round for a taxi for Miller......

Thats really good of you. One way to Blackpool!(Boro fan)

We (boro) got the short straw :(



22 Aug 2012 11:07:29
Derby are looking to sign Liverpool defender Danny Wilson on loan to sure up their defence.

Hope so! :) {Ed003's Note - have you ever seen him play ? }



22 Aug 2012 11:06:47
Curtis Davis & a new striker to Norwich by the weekend .......

Whos the striker

We live in hope

Cant see this happening 5 CB's now unless we sell 2

Its just possible he would go for Davis, and unload Barnett and possibly Ward.
Davis & Bassong with Bennett and Turner as back up, don't discount Houghton playing Bennett at right back, believe he has played there in the past and based on Tierney & Martins display at weekend both could be relegated to bench.

I can only repeat rumours i have heard. i really think Fulham was a wake up call that we need some more top signings and Bassong is a start. What do other NCFC fans think of these rumours... Konate, Rhodes, Gary Hooper, Curtis Davis, Will Man City do a favour like with Huckerby a few years ago with a loan? Is Henri Lansbury going to be wasted on Arsenal's bench?

If Ward and Barnett go then we should snap Davies up. QPR are after Dawson and Carvalho so they should lose interest in him.

If we get Davies, I can see Ward and Barnett leaving.......fingers crossed!

Birmingham will not be selling Curtis Davies

I honestly don't think we will get Rhodes or Hooper and might not even get Davies. When we were linked with Davies we end up signing Turner, a player that was never mentioned on this site once, and now Bassong who was also never linked to the club. Same goes with Whittaker so Hughton probably has some more signings in the pipeline that no one would expect.

The Snodgrass rumour was on here though.

Yeah but Snodgrass has been rumoured for ages that was always eventually going to come true.

Tetty rumours was on here too and your point was?



22 Aug 2012 10:43:39
The John Bostock to Swindon deal is off. PDC has identified 4 players that he is interested in. Out of these 4 it is hoped they will sign two of them. Also, behind the scenes Paul Caddis is trying to get back into PDC's good books and is determined to convince PDC to give him another chance. It is the Caddis situation that will determine which 2 of the 4 players PDC is looking at will actually be signed, this was further complicated by the fact that one of the prefered targets was recalled to his sides first team at the weekend....this news makes it quite clear that this particular target will be a loan signing.

Seems plausible to me! You defo sure about the Caddis part though? That he's now tryna get in PDcC's good books?

I believe he was trying to get back in the good books, it may well be a loan deal out now...either to let things calm down and let him prove he has got his focus back or simply to let him keep his value up whilst moving him away from the club. I do know things had started to calm down but Caddis just wouldnt hold his hands up and accept losing the captaincy and then getting on with things as PDC expects. Not sure if it will be a loan to a Scottish club or a Championship side.



22 Aug 2012 10:42:14
Dany N'guessan will either sgin for Charlton or Sheffield Wednesday as he is not part of millwalls plans - sky sports

He wants to go to Charlton.

But Sheffield Wednesday has made a better offer apperently

Irrelevant if he doesn't want to go there! He wants to go to Charlton, they will get him for little or no money, it's just a case of when.

Not really bothered if we do or dont get him, cant see him in the starting 11 providing we have a fully fit team

Had better' DIG DEEP' lads if you want N'guessen!

Please Wednesday take him, he's a big LUMP.

Who cares about N'Guessan, he's useless! Serious, Haynes is the one to watch...



22 Aug 2012 10:36:46
Derby have completed the signing of Kieron Freeman from Nottingham Forest.
The signings of Danny Grainger and Sammy Clingan are to follow soon.

Danny Grainger is an excellent left back at my club Hearts. We have to sell players due to our precarious financial position. He'll certainly do a job in the Championship.

Does he have a habit of letting in late goals?



22 Aug 2012 10:31:53
I have a source working at Pride Park that believes we are close to signing Heskey. He is a free agent and wants to stay in the Midlands.



22 Aug 2012 10:17:00
west ham have made a final MAD offer
to Wolves for Matt Jarvis of £10m.
Its MADNESS to pay £10m for a Winger
who isn;t that good anyway and
certainly not worth £10m.
Razak Boukari passed medical with West Ham
but now being targetted by Wolves to
replace him??
What on earth is going on???
and Defenders!!!!!

Good job Jarvis is a winger and not a defender then

Have you seen Jarvis's stats!? Clearly not! English market is inflated except that



22 Aug 2012 10:08:42
The jimmy bullard blackpool move is not going through after interest from elsewhere

It never was on the cards anyway lol to slow and old for us

Mercenary person



22 Aug 2012 10:04:57
It would appear that unless a club that interests Jonas Olsson comes in for him in this window, he will sign a 2 year deal. This is why all is so quiet on the Jonas front.



22 Aug 2012 10:04:38
Frantic transfer activity at Loftus Rd.
Dawson having medical this morning, stoke and sunderland trying to hijack the move
but Dawson favours staying in London.
Ricardo Carvalho expected also at loftus
rd today to discuss season long loan from
Real Madrid,Stephan Mbia also expected
to sign on loan and ex celtic keeper Borac
on the radar. Can all these players gel,
edge of the seat times for R's fans

Stoke weren't even interested in Dawson so I have no Idea where this rumour came from

Daniel Levy's sales pitch. He knows Dawson's a long term injury worry and is trying to squeeze as much cash out of QPR as he can.

Stoke do want dawson theyre getting involved in the deal but personally id say we already have a solid partnership with huth and shawcross and a solid sub upson



22 Aug 2012 09:58:30
Southern Daily echo have reported that Southampton fc have reached agreement with Bologna, however they want 10 million euros up front with Saints wanting to spread the cost over the length of the contract.

Deal is off. Apparantly we have another target line up. Probably Phillips...

Not coming cortese has not got aclue champions league hes having a laugh

Ramirez agent says its fallen through because bologna are having banking issues and so saints are looking elsewhere for players

So it wont happen then like, Michu, Buttner and Lens, if we dont have the money dont waste peoples time

Ssn - confirmed the deals now definitely off

Apparently, the deal is off with Ramirez.

Deal isn't going to happen, Ramirez' chairman has come out and said talks have broken down.

Bye bye michu , bye bye ramirez, can we get anyone to sign ?

Ramirez deal is off, his agent has confirmed. He is most likely staying with Bologne. Source - sky sports website

Not gonna happen. NC got peed off and has moved on to other targets. I said so earlier and that's how it is.

Phillips deal very doubtful too. Everton are allegedly sniffing around and Blackpool would rather do business with any club apparently rather than Saints.

As a Saints fan I hope other clubs don't feel that way.

Deals fallen through in last few hours, agent of Ramirez has came out and said talks have broken down and it's unlikely he will be heading for England :( furious!

Agent has reported the deal has broken down and saints are apparently looking at other targets...



22 Aug 2012 09:44:39
st mirren to sign kirk broadfoot on a 6
month loan deal to cover for mcgregors
s injury
saints also looking at a right mid and
left back from iceland



22 Aug 2012 09:19:58
Jordan Ayew is set to join Reading Fc for 3.5mill source- The Times

Haha yeh right!! Pull the other one! He might leave, maybe even to Reading but not for £3.5m price will be much higher

^Thats Andre Ayew your thinking of mate...How embaressing.

Reading couldn't afford Andre but his younger brother jordan.. Oh yes we can.. And it's reportedly done deal ( if you believe French media)



22 Aug 2012 09:04:15
Portsmouth will sign WBA 18 year old George Thorne on a one month loan, he played for them last season



22 Aug 2012 08:45:04
JUst wondering for West ham Fans
what state our strike force is in.
We have sold Baldock and about to lose
Picquionne which by my reckoning leaves
Maiga, Cole and Maynard?? Cole has
dodgy knees which means West Ham have 2 fit strikers??

If I remember right its the strikers that
score you the all important goals and
West Ham looking desperatley short especially
if they get injuries

We have been trying to offload piquionne since last year didnt feature much the hammers was sent out on loan still expect west ham to sign another striker is seems the baldock transfer took some time to go through maybe west ham have a found a replacement striker

I'm not a hammers fan but you will stay up easily. got a top manager, have faith



22 Aug 2012 08:41:17
AMazingly West Ham apparently have
little or no money left in this transfer
window and have now sold Sam Baldock
and are about to release "The Piq". Rumour
control however says West Ham have sealed loan deal for Razak Boukari ahead of perm move
and they are also closing in on Bakary
Sako (Watch this kid, got a shot like a
cannon) and Moussa Konate.
They are also close to signing Kieran
Richardson, ROyston DRenthe and are
expected to complete deals for Matt
Jarvis £10m and Andy Carroll £17m (REALLY)

West Ham supporters,im not suprised you have no money left,you have been panic buying all pre-season,Gold & Sullivan are going to do too you what they did to Birmingham,**** the club up!! leave when they are skint! dont worry cus QPR are doing the same GO ON STOKE

Have to say that both WHU and QPR look potential basket cases unless they both have amazing seasons.



22 Aug 2012 02:55:10
Qpr and Everton are set to battle it out for Burnley hot shot Charlie Austin who has started this season in sensational form both teams are believed to be lining up £6million pound bids. Sunderland have also had scouts watch Austin this season and are set to launch a bid for him should there bid for ex Burnley attacker Steven Fletcher fail

Whilst we (Everton) are not quite as broke as some fans like to paint us, I sincerely doubt we'd risk £6m on a 23 year old who's only ever played in the lower leagues. We've just paid less than that for a player who is more versatile and a regular in a very talented international team.

Utter madness!

This is True and Brett Piyman is your replacement

Having watched Austin for Swindon, he is a real talent and works his butt off, he is one of the best natural finishers I have ever seen, he will make it in the prem in the future IMO Someone like West Ham would do well to sign CA, I do think he is worth 4/5 million

Haha no way is austin worth that much. He had a good start to the championship season, this doesnt mean prem clubs are willing to splash the cash on him. Championship player at best

Good start to the season plus he scored well into double figures last season in his 1st year in championship , 3 goals in the 1st 3 competitive games so far and hes going to finish top scorer in league , he is good !

Austin is a good finisher but his all round game is limited and hes a Champ player at best

You really think we would let anyone even go near Austin after jay rod leaving? No chance he's our best striker and we don't have anyone to replace him. Austin is going no where!

Charlie who?



22 Aug 2012 02:45:09
Is this the best FREE TRANSFER the championship sides may ever see? Harry Kewell! ( from a leading publisher UK)

Equally adept at playing on either wing, in a central attacking position or just off the striker the likelihood is that Kewell could really prosper in the Championship. His style of play and attitude show that he is a true team player with almost as many assists to his name as goals during his career. Team players with the quality of Kewell are hard to come by these days, especially in Championship football.

If Kewell can get even remotely close to the performances for Leeds United that saw a return of a goal or assist in every one in two games, the likes of Blackburn and Middlesbrough would be laughing if they could secure the signing. Injury problems appear to be in the past, and age doesn't appear to have diminished Kewell's skills and abilities based on his performances for Galatasaray and Melbourne as Kewell has now played at total of 4 professional seasons missing only 2 games from 124. 2010 Turkish superlig player of the year, 2011-12 Australian MVP, 2012 voted Australia's greatest ever player and Harry also won the player of the tournament in the 2011 Asian Cup. So roll up, roll up and don't miss your chance to get your hands on a potential bargain before he's gone!

You have to be having a larf ,been watching him at MV ,he,s pants ,and well past his sell buy date ,if he,s that good whats he doing out of work ,one word greed

Thanks Harry

I would love to see him sign for Middlesbrough. He's a true great and our fans would worship him!

Was this posted by Harry himself? He would probably be a very good signing for someone though.

This guy was in great form in the Aussie Aleague when i was on a 12 month holiday last year...... His skills and class were way above the other players although his speed not as good as the Leeds and early Liverpool days....... He can still mix it with a middle table PL side

In a word No. Kewell is not even the most impressive free transfer available now.

Was a top player ten years ago but now would be on a par with signing David James. Was great, but has been washed up for years.

The fact is he would want astromomical wages.

He would also still expect top dollar just because of what he did during his Leeds days.

Agree kewell could do a good deal for boro but looks like he is not goign to be signing

Would not want to see this Judas anywhere near Elland Road. Was a great player but the way he looked after himself and his agent at a time we were in financial turmoil showed exactly what HK is all about. This at a time that Alan Smith gave up his signing on fee to the club !

Harry Kewell has been down Stoke City Training Ground today,he also had a meeting last week down there so dont think he will be coming back into the Championship guys!!

Harry Kewell is old and mite be too slow for the Championship and this skills mite not be up to standard compared to some of the younsters who have great skill

Harry kewell currently training with Barnsley fc

Why sign somebody that dosent want to play for you in the first place. this age of greed makes me sick. once Kewell left Leeds Utd he became a no where man going to an ordinary football club like Liverpool, yes ordinary what did they have what we didnt have then ! Only money money, well it served him or them no purpose, in fact stopped checked his career, didnt he go to those evil b******s in Turkey, look what that country did for our football club it murdered us alive boys.
Kewell was a t*t even going there and very disrespectful to our great club. Id rather sign a donkey at least you can love them for what they are, not for what they wernt, thats my take on that guy, long live donkeys, bless them. By Mark Anthony - The Goalie. {Ed013's Note - He wants a Northern club to be close to his missus family, but most Leeds fans will never welcome him back as even though he wasn't involved with the loss of Christopher and Kevin, he saw what it did for the club and therefore out of respect should have gone elsewhere. It proves he is greedy and will be looking for a club to pay more money than he is worth. If he was that good he would be signed up by someone now. God help him if he returns to Elland Road with another club as I feel the football will be out of the window and the atmosphere will be all on him! Oh and he has been at Stoke today as he thinks he can cut it in the Premiership}

What a dud of a comment. Firstly, Liverpool an ordinary club? I wont even bother answering that.
Secondly, if you knew anything about Harry, whilst at Liverpool he had a hip operation which was also infected during the operation champ, this is what killed the amount of games he could play. As far as Galatasaray goes, he was offered more by Fulham to play in the EPL yet he needed to focus on playing consistently which he did. His move to Australia was only a fee of 1.8 mil for the year, and purely to promote the A league which he did well. japan's top club offered Harry a deal 3 weeks ago worth 10 mil for two years which he turned down so when you say its all about cash your full of Sh*t

Ask the physios at liverpool about Harry Kewells injuries funny how he always declared himself fit if it was a cup final. What a waste of a player could have had it all but threw it away for money and will now always be remebered as a never was

Funny how he was always fit for liverpool if it was a cup final though

I am a die hard Liverpool fan lads, I just read these comments about Harry Kewell always being fit for a cup final? Firstly, in regards to the champions league final he went off injurred during the match but perhaps you should watch the quarter and semi final boys. No Harry no Final. Im sure Steven gerrard will tell you about the play he made down the wing and the ball he place for steven to score the winner in the semi. Leeds can thank him for ANY EPL and champions league success as without him there would be no history. Pull your heads out of your a*ses and show some respect. What have you ever achieved in your life besides coming on here and bagging guys that you take the time to write about. Pfft. And who doesnt play for money? Ronaldo? Messi? If a club offers them an extra 50% of what they earn now lets see if they move.

Havent clubs already offered Messi massive increases in wages to leave Barcelona? only he plays with pride and passion and is adored by fans all over the world. Harry Kewell? says it all that hes been in the papers begging for a club and still no one has taken him. Even Diouf has got a club, says alot about the man

Hasn't Messi been the highest paid player in the world for years? Only the mighty Zlatan is on more as he moved to PSG...

If you lads were offered twice as much to leave your companies would you not move?

Isnt samuel eto the highest paid player in the world now.



22 Aug 2012 02:38:45
Norwich's Tom Adeyemi to move to Brentford on loan until Christmas.

Deffo could see this

Uwe Rosler has said he wont be signing anyone else this summer.

Could be his downfall, we are still at least three players short of a decent team.

Still want to say that after todays performance?

Yes, still players short, another CB / LB and a Defensive Midfielder and a 4th Striker.

When a manager says he isn't signing anyone else, it means that they are signing someone!

Great shout... 8 days before it happended too! Wish all rumours were this good!



22 Aug 2012 01:29:00
Edison Cavani is set for a shock move to Manchester City after a bid was accepted by Napoli.



22 Aug 2012 01:01:03
Bristol City have signed Sam Baldock

I can't see the dj Campbell deal going through now, I did hear a rumour that his wage demands were the reason, great to sign Baldock at last, I thought that deal was over weeks ago. Well done Del, in you we trust, just a big centre back and beat Cardiff on Saturday. Ida lovitt



22 Aug 2012 00:58:22
Arsenal have completed the season long loan deal of Turkish midfielder Nuri Sahin.



21 Aug 2012 23:17:45
any news on luton town ! ed any news for me ?



21 Aug 2012 22:58:25
Watford to confirm the signing of former Roma defender Marco Verratti, 35, on a free transfer after he attended the home defeat to Ipswich. Gabriele Angella, 23, also expected to join from Udinese according to sources in Italy.

Cassetti, not Verrati.

WICKHAM on his way back to Ipswich for year loan.coulb be in squad for game at Blackpool

True, apologies, typo there.



22 Aug 2012 00:56:17
Arsenal have completed the season long loan deal for Turkish midfielder Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid.



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