Football Rumours Archive September 25 2011


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2011 23:41:08
Butcher will be sacked on Monday morning due to terrible start to SPL campaign. Chris Sutton, John Hartson, John Robertson, Jimmy Calderwood and Jim Jefferies all mentioned as possible names in hat to replace him.(4)(15)Add Michael Oneill to that list as he is the in-demand manager right now with his Europa League breakthrough with Part Time Players, (Scottish and Irish). Northern Ireland keen to snap him up too..Butcher still going? sunderland got rid years agoButcher wont be sacked just yet, the inverness directors dont sack managers


24 Sep 2011 22:01:56
Blackpool set to sign sylvain ebanks blake on loan until january with a view to a permanent deal.(11)(28)Really wolves wont let him go as he is injured and 3rd striker at the club.


24 Sep 2011 21:49:22
Rafa Benitez is in line to take over at Sunderland, if Steve Bruce doesn't pick up seven points in his next three games.(15)(22)


24 Sep 2011 21:48:21
David Beckham looks set to talk to Blackburn Rovers over a possible one year contract, once his deal with LA Galaxy has ran out in November.(6)(37)

Lol! Keep on taking the medication.Mmmm swap L.A for Blackburn - I can just see his missus going for that.


24 Sep 2011 21:43:42
Southampton are set to let four players go in January after the board told Nigel Adkins that he will need to sell if he wants to buy. Nicola Cortese has said he will give Adkins as much money as he likes if they win promotion but not in January. Steve De Ridder, who has recently told Adkins he wants a higher wage even though he just joined in the summer, could be farmed out to Finish side TPS on loan until the end of the season. Southampton are waiting to here of a potential bid from Peterborough United on loan next week with a view to a permanent signing after the former West Brom player told Southampton that he wants more first team football. 21 year old Aaron Martin, who has not played much since signing in 2009 is expected to join Blue Square Premier side Bath on loan until January but could stay at the club if West Ham don't come in with another bid. Finally, Nigel Adkins is expected to let Lee Barnard out on loan after his injury with Swindon Town leading the race.(4)(17)Utter Crap, so much inside knolege, you know so much about the club, you sure this is not Nigel Adkins.De Ridder is just breaking into the first team after struggling with a few injuries, we payed 2m for him so there is no chance that he'll be going elsewhere.

Aaron Martin is a very hot but raw talent, If he was going to go out on loan it'd be to a lower Championship side or an aspiring League One side. But as it is we only have 3 central defenders, Jaidi has a knee injury and is 36, whilst Dan Seaborne probably won't play again this season after fracturing his skull.. We need Martin as back up.

Lee Barnard has been injured, correct, but as soon as he is match fit he will be knocking on the door - he scored 15 goals in League One for us last season, so why would he drop to League Two for Swindon? Charlton were interested in him but we wouldn't let him go because we believe he will score goals in the Championship too.

Simple answer; bcks.Haha thats gotta be the worst rumours ive seen here cmon your not fooling anyone with this rubbish


24 Sep 2011 19:59:28
Spurs are in concealed negotiations with US wunderkind GK prospect Keith Cardona, who some see as the next Kasey Keller, and will be bringing him in at the winter transfer window.(6)(8)If he's the next kasey Keller then they should not sign him.


24 Sep 2011 18:03:36
Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic is causing serious interest from Tottenham.(19)(14)Wow, a 2 month old rumour! well done.No he is not. Whats the basis of this? Apart from the fact you made it up?Wow your quick you forgot Leicester, Southampton and Man u


24 Sep 2011 18:02:23
Jos Hooiveld, who is currently on loan at Southampton from Celtic, will hold talks with Nottingham Forest over a pre contract deal after being told by Neil Lennon his contract won't be getting renewed in June.(9)(21)


24 Sep 2011 18:00:30
Franco Di Santo, who has impressed for Wigan during the first month of the season, has learnt about interest from Liverpool.(11)(24)Im sure they would like a striker who has scored 5 goals in about 80 games.Well that is becuase he is with wigan if he did go to liverpool he would get better service but if this did happen where would he fit in becasue liverpool already have bellamy and carroll cant see this happening unless carrol or bellamy get injuredYe 3 deflected goals and suddenly were


24 Sep 2011 17:59:19
Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez is set to turn down a contract extension at St James' Park in order to see if a offer from Racing Club de Avellaneda in Argetina materialises. Legendary Argentina player Diego Simeone, who is now manager of Racing Club, contacted Newcaslte and was quoted £12 million from the United board.(9)(14)Load of crap he is very happy at newcastle who thiks up this rubbish


24 Sep 2011 17:56:15
19 year old midfielder Scott Allan, who recently turned down a new contract with Dundee United and is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs, is to speak to Fulham over a possible deal for January.(11)(4)Scot Alan also has Rangers,Celtic,Newcastle United,Manchester United interested in him.Source the Evening Times,from three days ago.The Fulham interest is news to me up here in Scotland.The kid is a player,Ipswich Town also are keen on him.


24 Sep 2011 17:54:20
Rafael Van der Vaart is to turn down a new contract from Tottenham after learning of interest from German champions Borussia Dortmund.(8)(22)They havnt offered him one?Rafa has only just joined spurs what makes you so sure he will turn his bak on spurs just speculation


24 Sep 2011 17:52:50
Rennes and France midfielder Yann M'Vila will turn down Arsenal in January to join Zenit St Petersburg in Russia, for around £13 million.(7)(21)Obviously hes not ganna join for 13mill, rennes turned down a 17 mill offerI cant see him going zenit arsenal is a better option as he will develop under wenger mans a genuis i mean look a wlishere he is fabregas replacement


24 Sep 2011 17:51:20
Ex QPR and Real Madrid midfielder Daniel Parejo is wanted by Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg from Valencia, for around £5 million.(10)(7)


24 Sep 2011 17:48:50
Avram Grant is very close to signing a one year contract with Russian side Saturn Moscow as manager.(13)(6)Money talks such a big motivator but infact its the team that wins matches end of the day players who just go for money are just greedy in my eyes money is so over the top these days


24 Sep 2011 17:47:51
Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson could sign for Derby County on loan for a month after Nigel Clough contacted Alex Ferguson about a possible deal on Friday evening.(8)(16)Hope so I'll come pack his bags for him and pay his train fair but only if it a one way ticket


24 Sep 2011 17:46:20
Serbian international Adem Ljajic, who is wanted by Everton, has stated he would be interested in joining Manchester United after a deal fell through two years ago whilst he was playing for Partizan Belgrade. The Fiorentina midfielder can now get a work permit and believes a move to Old Trafford could still be on the cards.(2)(9)


24 Sep 2011 17:43:59
Aleksandar Kolarov is on the verge of signing a pre contract with Italian side Fiorentina from Manchester City.(7)(11)


24 Sep 2011 17:30:41
Villarreal midfielder Bruno Soriano will leave the Spanish side before next season in order to join Manchester City. Roberto Mancini declared this week he needed another defensive midfielder and sees the Spanish international as somebody who can compete at Champions League as well as Premier League level. Soriano could move either January or summer, for around £22 million.(2)(10)


24 Sep 2011 17:24:36
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka, is set to talk to San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS regarding a possible loan deal for January.(10)(12)


24 Sep 2011 17:22:47
Alvaro Negredo, who is currently a Spain international and plys his trade at Sevilla, will turn down Tottenham and AC Milan in order to join Manchester City. Negrado, who has turned heads with his goalscoring form over the last few years in La Liga is wanted by Roberto Mancini to replace Carlos Tevez in January.(2)(12)


24 Sep 2011 17:20:44
Arsenal are set to make Theo Walcott, Thomas Vermaelen, Andrey Arshavin and Robin Van Persie available for transfer in January. All four have told Arsene Wenger they would like to leave but also their contract runs out in 2013. Van Persie is attracting interest from top clubs all over the world but North London rivals Tottenham are favourites to land the Holland forward. Theo Walcott is causing interest from Manchester United after claiming he is keen to play for Premier League medals and believes he would fit into the system at Old Trafford. Belgium defender Vermaelen is already in talks with Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia regarding a possible £12 million deal for January. Russian attacker Arshavin is in talks with Lokomotiv Moscow regarding a £10 million transfer for January 1st.(9)(38)Ha spurs couldnt afford himWhat a load of poop.... Van persie is the only decent striker arsenal have now and Walcott wouldnt even get in the team at utd, he would be lucky to be on the benchThis is nonense infact comical no way are they leaving rvp is captain of arsenal and well walcott has stated his intent of staying well if it wasnt for wenger walcott would never have become a good player but in my eyes more defensive cover is neededA Spurs fan wanting to dig at AFC fans nerves


24 Sep 2011 15:21:46
Paul Pogba signs new 2 year deal with Manchester United
Manchester City interested in Real Madrid's Karim Benzema
Manchester City also interested in Liverpool Center back Martin Skertel
Cristiano Ronaldo says a future Move back to Premier League could be on the cards
Andy Johnson says he could join Swansea due to lack of football time(17)(18)


24 Sep 2011 11:22:47
boro latest club showing intrest in signing man u midfeilder paul pogba(3)(10)


24 Sep 2011 11:01:20
What a load of rubbish gilks is not going anywhere hes just signed a new contract(5)(3)He wants prem league football he wont ever get it again with your lot.


24 Sep 2011 10:14:50
Deane Saunders is to ask Swansea City to loan Doncaster a few players for the rest of the season. Deane is from Swansea and has contacts at the club. Names being mentioned are Midfielder's David Cotteril and Tommy Butler. Striker Luke Moore.(10)(6)Goalkeeper & center backs req'd rovers have plenty of midfield players


24 Sep 2011 08:19:53
Hey guys just wanna say Ed ur doing a great job here,

now down to business and its all
Aberdeen i'm afraid and not good news
Peter Pawlett is going to Man Utd
Fraser Fyvie off to the Gunners
Ryan Jack has been spotted with
Kenny Dalgliesh in a restaraunt
and up and coming starlet
Mitchell Meggison is linked with
Everton, i know its not major money
considering its 3 of the big 4 but
wait and see it happening in Jan!!(1)(19)Fyfie was linked with Fulham earlier this year.Jack is a decent prospect.Would not amaze me to see The King take a gamble on him,like he done in scouting Wilson to the club from Rangers.The rest I cant really see happening.I hope that I am wrong though.Be good for Scottish football if it did happen.


24 Sep 2011 08:13:14
23 Sep 2011 22:09:33
Derby are keen on bringing in Matt Gilks from Blackpool in on loan.

Yes and Blackpool keen on bringing in Wayne Rooney(6)(16)


24 Sep 2011 06:04:39
This is mine and as long as Blackpool win I dont care about the rest

Brighton 3-3 Leeds
Birmingham 1-1 Barnsley
Bristol City 0-2 Hull
Burnley 1-0 Southampton
Coventry 1-0 Reading
Derby 2-1 Millwall
Doncaster 1-3 Palace
Middlesbrough 2-1 Ipswich
Portsmouth 1-3 Blackpool
West Ham 3-2 Peterbrough
Watford 0-0 Notts Forest
Cardiff 2-2 Leicester(2)(9)You never predicted the brighton v leeds untill after the game had finishedBirmingham 2-0 Barnsley
Bristol City 0-1 Hull
Burnley 1-1 Southampton
Coventry 1-2 Reading
Derby 2-1 Millwall
Doncaster 1-1 Palace
Middlesbrough 2-0 Ipswich
Portsmouth 1-0 Blackpool
West Ham 3-0 Peterbrough
Watford 2-0 Notts Forest
Cardiff 1-1 LeicesterTotally un-biased then? Dont think you bunch of failures are in any position to judge other games.


24 Sep 2011 03:20:30
nearly all of the southampton players were too good for league 1 the squad was built for the championship and as for strenth in depth weve got 2 players for each position who are all capable of doing a job in this league

davis bialkowski
fox harding
fonte jaidi
hooiveld martn
richardson butterfield
lallana holmes
cork schneiderlin
hammond chaplow
do prado de ridder
lambert barnard
connolly forte(7)(6)Agree,except for Forte who just doesn't
appear to be good enough for the squad.I think you'll win the Champions League because you're so awesome, your players must eat bowls of pure awesomeness for breakfast. It must be smashing to be a Southampton fan, seriously, i bet you're all awesome too. I've never seen a team win the league after just 7 games before, that just goes to show how truely awesome you all are, the Queen should knight everyone connected with Southampton FC and, in future, all national team managers must pick Southampton players first, because of their awesome ability to be awesome.

Two thumbs up to awesome Southampton, we all love you, we all fear you, and we all walk in your shadow... honestWow jealous fan above. Clearly wants to be a Saintsfan. Just can't quite admit it


23 Sep 2011 22:27:04
Notts County January and loan signings:
-Calum Willock could join on trial in December after scoring a goal ratio of 1 in every 2 for Blue Square side Ebbsfleet. The former Fulham and Peterborough player has impressed at fifth division level and feels he deserves another chance.
-Alex Macdonald is interesting Martin Allen but could also join before January on a loan deal from Burnley.
-Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard could sign on a one month loan deal before the weekend ends.
-Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee is interesting Notts County but may have to stump up around £250,000.
-Joseph Acquah, a Ghanian striker playing for Albion Rovers in Scotland will have a trial in January with a view to a one month contract.
-Danny Foster is interesting Martin Allen from Wycombe.
-Omar Abdulaziz is another striker joining on trial in December from UAE side Ras Al-Khaima.
-Finally, Simon Lappin may sign on loan next week from Norwich City.(6)(7)Love all these rumours!! I,m sure Notts can sort at least 2 of these out but bizarrely we seem to be ok currently ~ maybe we will suck it & see, Allen doing great things on a shoestring ~ my top rumour is Clinton Morrison till end of season.


23 Sep 2011 22:09:33
Derby are keen on bringing in Matt Gilks from Blackpool in on loan.(2)(13)


23 Sep 2011 22:08:01
Tosaint Ricketts is interesting Cardiff City. The Canada striker is currently plying his trade in the Romanian side FC Politehnica Timisoara in the second division but is interesting a number of Championship clubs and is only 24.(4)(5)


23 Sep 2011 22:03:28
AS Cherbourg, currently in the fourth division of French football, is on the verge of making a superb signing by bagging Tulio de Melo from Lille on a pre contract. De Melo, who has been wanted by a number of Championship sides, is keen on staying in France and the Brazilian could sign a three year contract.(2)(4)


23 Sep 2011 22:04:59
QPR manager Neil Warnock is keen on Charlton young defender, Harry Osborne.(1)(5)


23 Sep 2011 22:01:11
Plymouth Argyle caretaker Carl Fletcher has told the board that if he does become the new manager that he would like Aissa Mandi from Stade de Reims to be his first signing in January on loan. The defender is only 19 and could sign a six month loan deal.(4)(4)


23 Sep 2011 21:57:55
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has enquired about Wes Hoolahan from Norwich over a possible deal for January, worth around £5 million.(5)(14)


23 Sep 2011 21:56:05
Hunter Freeman is in talks with Ipswich after being told his contract at Houston Dynamo's will be terminated after a despute over a new deal. Freeman, who has played for Toronto and New York Red Bulls is keen on a move to England, even though he was turned down by Paul Jewell at Wigan after a poor trial spell.(2)(6)


23 Sep 2011 21:53:37
Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson, is keen on signing Nigel Burgess on a free transfer. The goalkeeper has been without a club since his injury in January 2010 but the Bermuda international impressed on a trial and the keeper could sign a one year deal.(1)(5)


23 Sep 2011 21:51:24
Aberdeen are very close to securing a deal for former Aston Villa and Cardiff goalkeeper Peter Enckelman. The Finland international's contract runs out in January after rejecting a recent new contract and Craig Brown feels another goalkeeper could reduce the pressure at the struggling SPL side.(2)(6)


23 Sep 2011 21:49:16
Stoke City are on the verge of signing Gary Doherty from Charlton on a pre contract. Tony Pulis is keen on bringing another experienced centre defender and sees the former Norwich player as somebody who will being something valuable to the team on a free transfer.(5)(15)Stoke are welcome to him....very poor defender who cant get into a league 1 matchday squad! {Ed002's Note - It is not possible for him to sign a pre-contract with Stoke - the rules do not allow it.}


23 Sep 2011 21:44:07
Wolves are very close to signing Slovakia goalkeeper Jan Mucha on a pre contract from Everton. The international keeper will be released at the end of the season and Mick McCarthy is keen on bringing some more experience into his ranks.(3)(10)


23 Sep 2011 21:38:54
As kevin keegan once said, I would love it absolutly love it. In reagards to PLYMOUTH ARGYLE if coughlin came back as manaver and with the reception he got at roots hall us argyle fans still.hold him in our hearts, and the way he approached the argyle fans at the end he showed us his love for the club(5)(4)


23 Sep 2011 21:20:12
Leeds looking at Joe Mattock in the loan window(1)(7)


23 Sep 2011 19:13:17
Good chance I'm hearing about for Sean O'Driscoll; being linked with moves to Coventry and Wycombe. Always thought a lot of him, plays a fantastic brand of football, and has a great attitude, and deserves a chance at a proper club. I knew John Ryan was a stuck-up fool, but the decision to let that man go will cost Donny their Championship status for sure. Who else are they going to get, who will settle for Leeds' rejected academy players and minimal funds.
Hearing Kyle Bennett and Simon Gillett linked with moves to, now.


23 Sep 2011 18:40:12
Yes Ricky Duncan as Southend Caretaker is on the cards. Center of excellence junior coach Bill Garner will either help Ricky temporarily with the first team or he will step up his duties, again temporarily, with the youth set up.(0)(3)


23 Sep 2011 17:49:03
I don't know who Southend United have lined up on a full time basis but in case no one is installed permanently when agreements are made to let go of Sturrock and Coughlan then Youth Team Chief Ricky Duncan will fill in temporarily.(0)(3)


23 Sep 2011 17:11:32
celtic and newcastle are both tracking landon donavon on loan(2)(12)


23 Sep 2011 17:10:55
everton are set to sign marcus haneman till january on a short term deal(8)(2)Are the bunting and flags out yet?


23 Sep 2011 17:07:31
Thank you for your piece my fellow green.

I happen to believe the story as I've heard similar talk myself and would be intrigued to know who you are as your source maybe the same as mine.

I'm led to believe the takeove thank heavens could be signed, sealed and delivered by the end of october. However it is unlikely it'll happen before then or so I'm told.

And yes I also hear that Sturrock, Coughlan and Fletcher are the trip to head the football dept.

Apparently Sturrock has posted on a Southend forum that he intends to stay with them but the more the takeover drawers closer the more he'll be attracted to the Club rejuvenation which will be on offer. Coughlan included.

So here's hoping to better times for the Argyle.(3)(2)


23 Sep 2011 16:49:52
I can reveal with sincerity that Peter Ridsdale will step down from plymouth argyle once the take over is complete.

Now this has been made public all plymouth supporters can feel rest assured or as close as you can get to do doing so about the prospect of James Brent taking the helm at the Club.

No way will Peter Reid be brought back. Not just because of Mr Ridsdale's impending departure but because it was Mr Brent who ordered him to do the deed. Another piece of evidence the takeover is close as Mr Brent has shown authority in this way.

I understand Mr Brent wishes to have a Director of Football on board to oversee the footballing knowledge he admittedly lacks and the name in the frame is Southend's Paul Sturrock.

Mr Sturrock will insist on his Deputy at Roots Hall Graham Coughlan following him to Home park in a Team Manager capacity working alongside Carl Fletcher.

There is a bit of ironing out to do at Roots Hall regarding this but the time it takes between now and the takeover being finalised gives Southend United ample time to find a successor. Who they may consider I honestly do not know.

As far as I'm concerned as with my fellow Plymouth Argyle supporters I'm Sure Happy in the knowledge Our Cluib at last will be safeguarded very soon both on and off the pitch.(5)(3)


23 Sep 2011 16:10:50
Yeovil Town chasing one of either Oli Johnson (again after previous failed bid) from Norwich or Alex Fisher from the GH Academy(2)(2)


23 Sep 2011 11:09:23
Manager merry go round is about to hot up:

Sean O'Driscoll on gardening leave from Doncaster will return to Bournemouth. Dean Holdsworth in at Rovers.

Paul Sturrock and Graeme Coughlan will both return to Plymouth Argyle and Justin Edinburgh will take the reigns at Southend United.(11)(9)Dean Saunders has been appointed new Doncaster managerHasn't Dean Saunders already been installed as Doncaster Manager?Holdsworth in this morning, I believe the O'Driscoll to Bournemouth and the Sturrock/Coughlan to Plymouth to also be true.U can not take another job when on gardening leave otherwise you lose the contract money. Donny can either pay him off for the remainder of the contract or keep him on gardening leave, paying his weekly wage, until the contract expires and in the mean time he can not take up another post.Understand a mutual agreement will be reached on contracts - O'Driscoll will wait until finalised before moving back to Bournemouth. Sturrock on his way within the next 3 weeks - or before if the Plymouth take over is compelted sooner.Please No....we dont want O'driscoll back at Bournemouth..Took half an hour for his team to get anywhere near crossing half way line....brought on extra defenders when we went a goal down....disaster!


23 Sep 2011 00:57:26
Arsenal set to grab Mario gotze ,hazard ,Gary cahill,Ricky alverez ,and Alex from cheski in January plus they will be after renewing van persie contract with a big pay rise to make him highest payed player Eva to wear an arsenal shirt(12)(24)Hahaahah god you made my daySo ur telling me that your going to spend 20-30 mil on gotez 20-30 mil on hazard 15-20 mil on cahill 8- 10 mil on Alvarez and 10-12 mil on Alex so that about 100 mil in jan and 2 more centre backs when u just spent 10 mil on one dream world gunners fanHaha! Face it Arsenal are no longer at top 4 team.Lol did not know wenger played football managerIF this happened, i would be more than happy, and you know, from a business sense, it does make more semse to sign players in January than in Summer.. but in a football sense, why the bloody hell were such signings not made in June/July? Too much Penny pinching has cost us trophies and quality players in the past, you think Nasri would have left if at least two of these players had been signed in June?! But no, we'll get in Benayoun on a loan, bump up ticket prices, and crow to everyone else how we play football the right way? The right way? By willingly dropping out of the top three and into oblivion?! yeah, nice one Arsenal. But i suppose i have the memories of 2003, when we were in the top five best club team ever... long time ago now though...I was having a bad day but this just cheered me up,keep taking the medication
johndentonBringing players in in jan makes no sence at all the only way to get a bargain now is to get someone on there last year gunners fans starting to look to past is the biggest sign that they have given up on there side as is but do not ever fool
Your self in to thinking u one best sides of all time in 2003 what u did was amazing but who r you or who am I or who is anyone to say u was best of all time everything is relevant there was Mexican side that went unbeaten for 3 years but facts lie last time u was a top side u spent money!! And say u play football the right way is a joke makes me mad football is to be played to win Stoke don't play lovely passing game but any side would sooner play gunners every week than stoke end ofNo chance in hell, gotze would be cup tied,so thats pointless,hazard has a deal in place to join liverpool(if liverpool qualify for next seasons champions league) plus he is also cup tied, cahill is the only realistic one here,and he aint that good,so keep dreaming.It does make business sense to bring in players in Jan, simply because they are possibly entering the final six months of their career, teams do not want to lose players for free (take Sol Campbell for example) and sell for reduced prices. Like i said already, it does not make football sense, as the players could be cup-tied, their potential could have been realised sooner had they the pre season and time to gel in the team etc. It is my opinion that three of the best club teams (and i use European club teams, i have no knowledge or interest in asian or american or african club teams) in my lifetime have been the Ajax team of the early to mid 90's, the present Barca team and the Arsenal team of "03/04. That is my opinion. Please read my points fully because you seem to have either misunderstood what i said or did not take the time to read. I said some boast of us playing the best football in the prem, when this is simply not the case, and i gave reasons as to why. Take the time to think please before you type up tripe.And also, saying facts lie is ridiculous, go back to school, or at least, enrol; it'll do you good.Whats the point in giving van Persie a new contract? He will be leaving in January. Another rat deserting the sinking ship H.M.S. Arsene.And I wish u would do the same as u say I should do read it befor u talk cos
I said about people say u play beast football in prem and also if u had a look and understand what is ment by everything is relevant that is why I said about mexican side so slow ur self down 2


22 Sep 2011 23:03:03
dave jones cut to 7/4 at bookies with zola and billy davis at 4/1 look for yourself,up the city(3)(12)What bookies is this mate?


22 Sep 2011 21:46:50
James McFadden wanted by Everton following release from Birmingham, the Scotland International is currently training with Wolves and Mick McCarthy is very keen to wrap the deal up. The chance, however, to sign for his former team could prove to give Everton the edge.(4)(17)


22 Sep 2011 20:24:42
Markus Henriksen to Aston Villa (for around £10m + £7m in add on's.(5)(8)He`s about to sign a new contract with Rosenborg so maybe not....Yes, yet contracts don't always mean they are not for sale at the right price.He's a free transfer..


22 Sep 2011 20:09:33
Keith Southern has signed a new deal at Blackpool today,12 months with an option of a further 12 months.

Mr.Roller Coaster
(ps congrats gnashers)(6)(4)I heard this too but apparently he is holding out for a longer contract


22 Sep 2011 19:05:46
Gianfranco Zola could be the next Italian Manager to move to the South West. Anything less than a win against Hull at Ashton Gate could see Millen go.(8)(9)HA HA This is priceless! Absolute drivel.I wouldn't say priceless around 4.99All these gasheads writing on here should be worried more where their team is heading under the new tyrant buckie. Split dressing room lower crowds too many players on big salaries for a div 2 team looking bleak at the rugby ground.


22 Sep 2011 18:48:13
In time the following four at Southend will be aquainted at Plymouth. Paul Sturrock and Graham Coughlan. Players Anthony Grant and Blair Sturrock will join the Pilgrims on loan with the moves certain to become permanent in january.(2)(9)


22 Sep 2011 18:38:36
Ah yes, both clubs have a great chance of reaching the Premier League... forget the fact that the season is only 7 games old, forget the fact that there are another 117pts to be played for, let's just declare Brighton and Southampton to be Premier League bound now and let's base that statement on the first six weeks of the season. Let's ignore the fact that clubs new to the Championship often have a superb start to the season and let's ignore the bit that happens to most newley promoted sides after a while, the slide back into mediocracy...........................................

You are clearly a fan of a team that is underachieving and have the need to snipe at teams performing well...Just remind who got promoted to the Prem last Season...yep thats right Norwich the team promoted from league 1 and Leeds and Millwall to name the other 2 were pushing all the way last season hardly mediocrity is it.
Teams promoted only have a good start if they have the quality to do so and yes Saints and Brighton have got go away and have a go at the real
underachievers like Burnley, Birmingham, Forest and Those Fishy people from Portsmouth to name a few.

Saints will never get promoted this season, all ur goals come from Lambert abd so what if he gets injured............................. exactly, no goals. also about portsmouth lets not forget that we were in administration not too long ago and only had a handful of contracted players at the start of the transfer window. so it is way too early to be talking about underachieving but i fully expect Southampton to start to slip down the table when they realise that they only have one goal threat.

STERNY(3)(10)Lambert has scored 6 of Saints 19 league goals this year. How does that equal all the goals coming from Lambert?Your right, Lambert 6 goals out Saints 19 for the season. Skates have scored 7 all season, who has the problem, not us!!Some people really are fools! We have had loads of different goal scorers this season so to say Lambert is only goal threat phaw you dont study football enoughSouthampton were doomed as soon as dodds left, he was the heart and soul. They will slip down the league and finish 10th, a respectable and valiant effort.Someone's jealous...Any posiion above mid table in saints first season back in the championship will be a good result.Very hard division to get out of with many good teams with realistic chances of promotion to the premier.Sorry - who's Dodds?I think Dodds was that one who was partnered with Benalis back in the Dells days?Good piece this but it is mediocrity,not mediocracy !


22 Sep 2011 18:26:06
oli johnson about to sign for swindon!(5)(7)


22 Sep 2011 18:12:21
David Beckham to Brighton.(9)(24)I am a Brighton fan, and there is no way he is signing for us. 1: We don't actually need him, and 2: Why would he sign for Brighton, when his intention is to get back into a Prem club in January, so he can play for Great Britain in the Olympics?! Think about it!! Why are there so many idiots on the website, posting rubbish about Brighton? Can we just concentrate on football instead of this bulls?!You need to calm down you will be having a seizure! you are dreaming above your heights you will start to drop down the table after losing tonight so that may wake you up a bitFair play to Brighton for thee start they've had. I know this rumour is absolute nonense and his motivations are to get into team GB.

However, whatever quality you think Brighton possess, you cant make statement like 'you dont need him'. You dont, but if there was any sbstance to this then i would suggest that every Brighton fan would have a stiff one because someone of Beckhams profile would do wonders for the club, both on the field and financially, not to mention the work he would do as a role model for ome very good young players at the club. Beckham aint going to Brigton, but believe me you'd not moan if he were!More like david brighton to beckenham


22 Sep 2011 17:46:40
Mark Hughes, Dave Jones and Steve Clark being all being considered as replacements for
Cotterill at Portsmouth. The manager has
3 games to turn things around or his tenure will be terminated.(9)(11)Steve Clark it is then lolDont think he would want to go


22 Sep 2011 17:21:33
Is everyone as sick as me hearing about joey barton wish the papers wldnt print anything about him and make his head bigger than what it already is nothing agaisnt qpr im a jack i wish them all the best hes going to do to what he does to everyone else when his dummie falls out(7)(8)You are the dummy for reading about it.


22 Sep 2011 17:16:07
Millen has got to go bring in dave jones Maynard out we don't want you(1)(15)Strange now you lot Maynard to go but a month ago you all wanted him to stay looks like you missed out on a good deal from Leicester and now he will probably leave for nothing in jan......good work Bristol city your football club isn't a joke, its an embarrassmentIf you bring in dave jones look forward to route 1 ideas and cardiff castoffs. he only plays 1 way and lacks the guile to change formations when game losing positions arise dump71


22 Sep 2011 17:04:29
Alex Fisher to sign for Carlisle on a month to month contract.(5)(3)Is that even a real player.


22 Sep 2011 16:45:44
Reading FC have taken young Icelandic players Bjarki Mar Olafsson and Petur Theodor Arnason on trial.(4)(4)And both were found guilty {Ed025's Note - nice 1..


22 Sep 2011 14:34:10
Tranmere boss Les Parry has moved quickly to replace injured Ryan Donaldson by signing attacking midfielder Jose Baxter on loan from Everton. Baxter is expected to go straight into the squad for saturdays game against Preston North End.(6)(4)


22 Sep 2011 13:17:34
Boro could be ready to offer crystal palace 4 million for winger wilfreed zaha after he impressed club management in 2 games last week

No suggestion palace will want to sell Zaha to a rival championship club but would listen to offers from premier leauge teams(6)(11)Bidding starts at 5 million, so unless Gibson puts his hand in his pocket, dream onAnd where would Boro get the 4 million from?The boro couldn't afford to pay 4 mil for any1Hes gonna go to a bigger club than the smoggiesHe is going to Stoke city in January it's a done deal so boro may aswell look else where.


22 Sep 2011 13:12:13

asian business consortium intrested in purchasing around 49% of middlesbrough football club effectivly leaving the majority shareholder steve gibson in control of the club as chairman(10)(9)I would hardly call that breaking news been in the papers for the last 10 years or so


22 Sep 2011 13:06:02
James McFadden spotted at rocklife park Middlesbrough training Ground

Could be about to sign 1 year contract(7)(5)Hes at wolves sky sports newsHe'll sign for the Dog heads Brum or Vile


22 Sep 2011 11:56:48
anything new on Notts County Ed?nothing since 10 th sept {Ed001's Note - nothing new mate, loans tend to go through quickly and quietly, so rarely get rumours through ahead of time. I wouldn't expect much in the way of rumours for any team for a couple of months.}(0)(2)


22 Sep 2011 11:57:54
Peterborough are lining up a loan deal for Manchester United player Paul Pogba. Sir Alex willing to let him go out on 3 month loan to his sons team.(6)(10)Yeah, when Peterbrough sack him, Fergie will want his player back.


22 Sep 2011 11:57:24
if portsmouth lose on the weekend steve cotterill will get the sack.
billy davies
ian holloway
in the frame(9)(9)Oh yes who plays portsmouth on saturday ians team, load of crap


22 Sep 2011 11:57:20
Aston Villa are preparing a bid for Manchester City's Joleon Lescott, when the January transfer window opens. However, it would must likely be a loan deal, for the former Everton defender, due to lack of cash at Villa Park.(5)(9)Lack of cash? you are a nutter mate!
Villa are loaded with cash but are sensible unlike Chelsea & Man City.


22 Sep 2011 11:20:18
Leeds news!
Simon Grayson to return to Blackpool as Ian Holloway talks about moving clubs!!(4)(28)Sg is a leeds fan he loves the club and would never leave unless sacked, plus leeds are a bigger club than blackpool ever will be


22 Sep 2011 11:05:14
My sources at Southend are telling me that Sturrock and Coughlan will be hired as Plymouth next mangers in joint manager deal.

Coughlan will handle the team with Sturrock doing the transfers.

Justin Edinburgh is on Southed list if they depart.(6)(7)Please tell me that Sturrock will take his misfiring son Blair with him? The football at Southend has been woeful, so I don't think this would upset too many fans. Edinburgh would be good for the club.He bought him to Swindon with him and he was a shocker of a player.... seems the only way Blair gets to play football is by following his dad about !!

Barry Corr now theres a decent player


22 Sep 2011 10:49:28
Shane Higgs is to sign a years contract at Swindon Town.(4)(4)


22 Sep 2011 10:34:12
According to local press in Southend , Plymouth HAVE made an approach for Graham Coughlan to be their new manager.(5)(4)


22 Sep 2011 10:11:57
Alex Fisher, a trialist at Carlisle has scored 4 goals in 3 games. He is a product of the Glenn Hoddle academy. He is 6'3, pacey, has decent feet and can finish. Some key staff, ie chief scout and assistant manager are desperate to sign him. But your useless manager won't, instead turning to traditional brute lower league players. With this sort of attitude, I hope that you find yourselves in League 2. Looks like Fisher is going elsewhere... Would have cost nothing and command tiny wages.(4)(4)Alright Alex, calm down son.


22 Sep 2011 09:43:07
Watford have renewed their interest in young Swedish starlet Oliver Capper, amid specualtion that Rochdale will launch a £60,000 move for the in demand superstar. Talks are expected to begin soon, in hope the deal may be concluded in the January transfer window. Watch this space.(4)(3)Ive seen comments on this matter aswell


22 Sep 2011 00:00:33
I'm a Plymouth supporter and unfortunately it does look like other fellow fans will have to accept that Luggy is on the verge of coming back to us in a Football Director capacity. His Southend sidekick Graham Coughlan will return ( pleased to see this) also as the team manager supported in a coaching capacity by Fletcher. Larrieu So I've heard will step up to a GK coach role. All this is subject to the takeover being done and dusted and promises being taken care off. The takeover should be finalised in the next 4 or so weeks.(8)(4)


21 Sep 2011 20:56:03
Coventry, Ipswich and Watford are monitoring Aldershot left-back Anthony Stracker, who is out of contract at the end of the season.(6)(6)We (Cov) could do with a left back, but he'd best not cost more than 8 / want more than 40p a week wages / want to play in a winning team if he is going to be the one.We Ipswich already have the best left back in the championship in Arron Cresswell, what we need is a Right back


21 Sep 2011 17:54:43
Arsenal to move for Louis Saha in Jan {Ed025's Note - i doubt saha is over 17 years old!..(3)(22)Haha, very funny Ed. But recent signings such as Arteta, Pertersacker & Benayoun contest your remark!Ye but he is French so that one thing going for him the gunners need more than him to help them
Out back 4 would be nice ed what u think new manager there soon ? {Ed002's Note - No I don't see any change this season.}


21 Sep 2011 17:30:32
Joleon Lescott is rumoured to be the defender at risk at Man City in January as Mancini looks to buy top class defenders from abroad who are used to Champions League football. City are willing to off load Lescott on loan in Jan and pay a % of his wages as well. With a move away next summer likely. This is already believed to have alerted both his former employees, Everton and Wolves. With a move back to Wolves a real possibility. But Arsene Wenger is a long time fan and id thought to be keeping close tabs on the situation.(13)(12)Absolute nonsense, I have no affiliation with any of the clubs mentioned but top clubs (of which Man City now unfortunately are) will be looking to keep their better than average English players.

This is why City rubbished cheeky approaches for Adam Johnson and James Milner in the transfer window despite both of them being bit part players.I agree with the response to this from the guy above, especially as the new ruling that may come into effect with regards to homegrown players.

And i'm a birmingham fan, so with my club being bent over and violated by our current owners, i have n affiliation with not only man citeh, but the premier league in general, some might ay football in general lol!That absolute wrong because this is the one who helped that far and now is planning to kick him out the in future nasri will be on the same state he will be going out looking for sorry team lets bring lescott to arsenal team twoto raise the lads


21 Sep 2011 17:28:00
doncaster sign jon parkin souce sporting life(10)(8)Signed a dingle to bail them out
well i neverAt least all you`re pies will go now!!GO ON FAT LAD...BEASTTTTTTTTTTTTTT


21 Sep 2011 17:10:32
MAN CITYS SERGIO AGUERO COULD ON HIS WAY OUT AS EARLY AS NEXT SUMMER WITH MALAGA MAKING A 45MILL MOVE {Ed025's Note - its not enough!..(7)(27)Close but it aint malaga....its real madrid @ 50m.this wil defo defo happen


21 Sep 2011 16:44:10
coventry, reading and sheff united interested in stevenages craig reid(10)(10)


21 Sep 2011 14:34:25
A number of Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in 19 year-old Jamaican defender Odaine D.


21 Sep 2011 10:50:11
Ridwan is link with a move to several Scottish club but no name is yet to be disclosed, he has been fantastic at ford fc for the past years but the young starlet is dreaming of playing for the English premier league instead he has snubbed two different scout from the Russian league side and yet he still played for a non league club

more to his stories at


21 Sep 2011 15:38:14
I'm hearing Sturrock has already been approached. The only way he'll return there is once the takeover deal is complete. I have heard that might be a few weeks away. It's anybody's guess what will happen. Just strange Ridsdale and Luggy would have spoken after last sat's game whilst Reid was still officially in charge and then directl;y the next morning he is axed.(7)(5)


21 Sep 2011 14:44:30
Luggy HAS been approached about returning to Argyle but in a more hands off approach. Luggy to be director of football and Coughlan and Fletcher to manage and Larrieu to remain as player coach. 3 new players in January on loan with a view to permanent. Takeover is 2 weeks from completion.(8)(7)


21 Sep 2011 14:08:49
steed malbranque is on his way back to the premier league and is all set to join bolton.(6)(15)He is taking a BIG step down then.


21 Sep 2011 14:07:43
chelsea are ready to move for cesenas italian international midfielder marco parolo in january(6)(12)How ready? you really think the hole of Chelsea will just pack up and move for one guy? Get real mate


21 Sep 2011 14:06:17
despite signing a new deal last week on improved terms,frieburg striker papis cisse is sunderlands no.1 target(9)(4)


21 Sep 2011 14:05:27
david beckham will turn down a move to england and france an sign a new 1 year deal with la galaxy(18)(17)


21 Sep 2011 14:03:44
liverpool to move for ajax defender jan vertonghen in january as daglish is not convinced by his current crop of defenders.(15)(4)Good! Neither is anyone else.


21 Sep 2011 14:02:48
russian big spenders anzhi are set to move for andre arshavin and will oferr arsenal 12 million for the play makers services.(19)(9)


21 Sep 2011 14:02:07
arsenal set to reignite there interest in fiorientinas manuel vargas in january(11)(9)


21 Sep 2011 14:01:05
wba are set to swoop for crystal palace star wilfred zaha in january(5)(18)I hope he,s comin on a free then ,cus theres more chance of knittin fog than chairman"deep pockets" Peace partin with any cash!Unless they have 5 mil give up


21 Sep 2011 13:58:37
swansea city are in talks with hungarian interbnational zoltan liptak.the defender is without a club after leaving hungarian champions videoton in the summer looking to move on to [pastures brendan rogers may swopp as he looks for defensive reinforcements(6)(2)He was at Southampton a few years back, didn't think much of him then but still at a good age so could turn out to be a good signing for you lads, showed at least a little bit of promise..


21 Sep 2011 11:15:51
Simon Ferry is to be loaned out to Bristol Rovers for the rest of the season, after a bust-up with Di Canio.

Ferry will, however, not be allowed to play against The Robins as part of the arrangement.(6)(16)Well according to BBC Sport Simon Ferry is more than happy with Paolo's team selections, so this must be just another Bristol fan......worried about whats developing down the M4....Utter rubbish, for a start if Ferry was to leave it would be for a higher league club than the Gas, secondly he has no problem with paolo, thirdly Swindon will finish above the rovers anyhow !!Think Swindon fans need to consider whether Di Canio is not already bigger than the club....dangerous groundI'm not a Gashead, and what I have heard was told to me by a club insider.

Di Canio's ego is ping off the players who were here last year, and there is no guarantee of promotion. Ferry wants out but won't go back to Scotland as he wants to live locally - so Rovers is an ideal club for him. Caddis also rumoured to be unhappy and looking to move on.


21 Sep 2011 10:46:45
Arsene wenger is set to recindle his interest in brazilian midfielder felipe melo in january and is also looking to splash the cash to lans spaniard jesus navas from seville who is valued around the 20-25 mill mark(2)(14)


21 Sep 2011 10:42:54
Wolves winger micjael kightly is a loan target of derby(6)(17)


21 Sep 2011 07:57:45
Richard Money is to be installed as the new Southend boss once Luggy goes to Plymouth.(14)(3)


21 Sep 2011 06:28:34
It appears Southend forward blair sturrock has been on facebook and twitter. Wants his dad to move back to plymouth and apparently he's already had lengthy talks with Ridsdale on the orders of Brent. Sturrock to take a less active role to ease burdens on his health with Coughlan and Fletcher to take on the main workload with the team.(12)(6)A wee birdie tells me that Blair hasnt been telling people on facebook and twitter about this rumour. But the rumour is 100% accuarte.Luggy must be mad to go back there, how can plymouth be signing new managers and directors of football when they cant even pay the players wages... Dorris the tea lady should take over and whip them into shape.... But seriously how can the funds be found for sturrock but the players wages can't be found, they wonder why they are performing so poorly, its not a new manager they needed its some wedge to pay the mortgage !!



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