Football Rumours Archive October 30 2011


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2011 22:32:34
At the Celtic game today lots of fans saying, Gordon Strachen back to Celtic as he fells he can restore some pride and get Celtic back to winning the league again, as Neil Lennon will go to lester in the next few weeks due to having lost the dressing room(11)(8)Lennon will not go to LEICESTERStrachan passion dont make me laugh i have more passion in the end of my finger than that man hasYeah take starchan back, got us to last16 of champs league TWICE thats not a fluke, he could get the players at club playing like a team again.Lennons to stubborn commons issue has made him lose the dressing room, swallow ur pride lenny before is to late!


29 Oct 2011 21:59:54
I Won't comment on Hall Or Ferdinand as I don't know and have heard nothing.

But what I have been told and genuinly so is that an offer from Plymouth has been on the table at Southend for a few weeks in regard to acquiring the services of Paul Sturrock and Graham Coughlan.

This was James Brent's idea to give Southend plenty of time to think over the offer and and for Blues to iron out compensation details with them and with Sturrock and Coughlan.

If they remain at Roots Hall this offer will be kept quiet from the media as much as possible. If they are heading back to Home Park expect it to happen quite soon.

All this was subject to the takeover being completed and it now has been.(2)(7)Well why would he leave the to be champions to go to the bottom of the League?

Get real.Why did Barry Fry leave when Blues were heading to the Prem to go to Brum who were fighting relegation? Why Thompson leave in the second tier to go to a team a division below?As I have said before..

What does the past have to do with now? Times have changed.


29 Oct 2011 21:20:12
heard from a good celtic supporter with close connections at parkhead that mr lennon has two games to save his celtic career - 6 points is a must from their next two games - very tricky away games to motherwell and inverness c.t.(15)(4)Lennon should go now as he is total garbage and no one wants to play for him or get their finger out.


29 Oct 2011 21:18:10
I have it on good authority that Paul Sturrock is considering an offer from Plymouth.

Kane Ferdinand will sign for Posh in Jan and be loaned back to the end of the season.

West Ham or Ipswich will sign Ryan Hall next summer.(6)(12)


29 Oct 2011 20:09:51
wallace of burnley to blackpool = £ 250,000(2)(23)What rubbish,longside dave


29 Oct 2011 19:57:26
William Sharp is set to join Southampton in the next few days on loan until January then he will sign a 2 1/2 year deal.
He visited Southampton today to discuss the move.(12)(22)Who's William Sharp,sorry for asking but I just don't know. {Ed025's Note - he could mean billy sharp of doncaster?If he has visited Southampton then the chances are that he will no longer want to go there to live!


29 Oct 2011 16:13:09
Southampton: Saints remain interested in Coventry's Lukas Jutkiewicz and will bid £2 million in January.

Southampton will be boosted in January when Arsenal pay the final installment of the Oxlade-Chamberlain fee. ("Up front" fees dont mean the fee is paid in one cheque. Up front means no clauses. Arsenal's "up front" fee for Oxlade-Chamberlain was payable over 6 months.)

Saints have several other options but Jutkiewicz remains top of the list. Coventry remain desperate for cash(20)(13)He is off to boro mate deal is allready done since august couldnt get it done in time thoughAs a Cov fan, with our board... either team would get him for £2m and get a decent acquisition for this leagueNo offence to the lad, but as the post above says, good acquisition for THIS LEAGUE. Southampton need to be thinking ahead to next year in the Prem where we will need more strength in depth and some more fire power alongside LambertSouthampton fans need to relaise they are still not in the premier league! long way to go yet pride and falls spring to mind!


29 Oct 2011 16:08:53
Portsmouth: Eddie Howe remains on the wanted list but the club are also keen on speaking with Peter Reid.(1)(20)Sunday papers. Eddie Howe states he's not interested in the Portsmouth job.
Hard luck Skates,how's your season so far,great at St.Mary's.Eddie Howe has got form when it comes to saying he's 100% committed somewhere


29 Oct 2011 15:35:19
Joe Partington, ( Bournemouth) seen at Swindon today with agents rep. Possible move in January.(2)(10)I doubt it very much as Lee Bradbury made sure to tie him up with a longer contract at the end of last year, despite knowing that he was going to be out for a while after an operation last may. He is in Bournemouth's long term plansA loan move could be good for him thoughAt the moment he is injured again.. he has been very unfortunate with his injuries, but Bradbury has said publicly that he sees Joe as a future captain. Maybe visiting his mate an ex Cherry Alan Connel


29 Oct 2011 01:32:00
Barnsley ..........3-2 bristol city;
Burnley..............2-0 blackpool;
Birmingham.........1-0 brighton;
Palace...............2-1 reading;
Derby................2-1 portsmouth;
doncaster...........2-2 coventry;
Milllwall..............2-0 ipswich;
notts.f...............2-1 hull ;
soton.................1-2 middlesbro;
watford..............1-1 peterbro;
west ham............3-1 leicester
leeds .................3-1 cardiff;(4)(28)Hmm only 1 away win some how don't think that will happenYou got the saints score wrong you person , 3-0 hahahha still top and loving it , boro were crapYeah and you predicted the only way win at the most fortress ground in the league you numpty!We never beat cardiffOh dear oh dear your boro were outplayed and out classed by the mighty saints have you seen saints home record
i think you only had one shot on target and that was in the warm up before the game


29 Oct 2011 01:06:15
Kevin Keegan to be next Leicester City manager!!
All but confirmed. Hes a big name in Thailand and owners want to keep the reputatiion of big named managers at the club.(17)(18)No chance he has been out of the game to longLooks like a good move for lcfcExperienced managers dont like the look of the challenge at LCFC.....we all know why....;-)I'd luv it; KK Would be a great appointment for Leicester!Hes got the know how and would be a great asset to the club . and with the owners backing we could make the playoffs


28 Oct 2011 23:53:55
Burnley are lining up a move imminently for a left sided midfielder at Scottish side St mirren ,the unnamed midfielder has been watched recently and was particularly impressive against Rangers,chief scout Tim Henderson will be going to see the player this week,with a decision expected on how to get the player in sooner than January's window ,also expect an holding midfielder to become a priority after the capture of the Scottish wonder kid,plus a left back and a keeper in the summer ,still no news of a Centre Half though .utc(7)(8)


28 Oct 2011 22:31:24
who would you prefer manutd to sign in January Mario Götze or Nicolas Gaitan {Ed025's Note - for me its gotze....but thats just me..(15)(5)


28 Oct 2011 20:55:15
Liverpool will sign Seydou Doumbia from CSKA Moscow in January for a fee of around 20m to try and convert some of the wasted chances they are failing to score.

Also LFC scouts are searching for a replacement for the outgoing Maxi Rodriguez who is getting frustrated at the lack of game time. Mario Gotze and Gaston Ramirez are among the targets.(10)(8)Sell caroll and rodriguez.get rossi ,hazard and gotze. {Ed025's Note - get real..U scousers need to live in the real world mateCome on lets get real. This isn't Football Manager.Gaston ramirez is an option. but the price tag on Mario gotze and eden hazard is way too high. liverpool nearly got a first team settle, so they will not be paying 40mio for even one of them. that what i think, let real madrid or city destroy the talents....


28 Oct 2011 19:26:30
Hull City to place another bid for Danny Haynes in january as he believes Barnsley are underachieving and the tigers are flying.(10)(5)There wasnt any bids for him over the summer just lot of rumours


28 Oct 2011 16:47:18
hot news pompey fans .the club are in advanced talks with burnley .they want to talk to eddie howe . Eddie is keen to move near to home(15)(25)EH and the skates would go well together; neither can keep thier word...


28 Oct 2011 16:34:36
Wycombe Wanderers Kevin Betsy is set to leave following a bust up with manager Gary Waddock; AFC Wimbledon, Aldershot, Gillingham and Oxford have expressed an interest

Staurt Beavon is also rumoured to be looking likely to move; Brentford, Chesterfield and MK Dons are likely bidders.(5)(3)I'm an mk fan we won't bid for beavon that's crap we have 3 keepers


28 Oct 2011 16:16:53
brazillian striker Neymar has not ruled out a potential move to England with Manchester City and Chelsea watching the Santos wizard(18)(14)


28 Oct 2011 16:05:08
Swindon Town will sign non-league strikers Ross Allen (Guernsey) and Jason Prior (Bognor) in January.

Alan Connell is joining Bradford, to be closer to home, and also leaving The County Ground will be Etienne Esajas (moving to Aldershot), Alessandro Cibiocchi (Forest Green Rovers), Mark Scott (Chippenham Town), Oilver Risser (Bath City), Jordan Pavett (Swindon Supermarine), Abdul Said (North Leigh - loan), Leigh Bedwell (Hungerford Town - loan), Miles Storey (Thatcham Town - loan).

The loans of Leon Clarke, Michael Timlin and Elliott Benyon will be made permanent, whilst Will Evans is wanted by Bristol Rovers and Billy Bodin is wanted by Newport County.(5)(6)I cant see most of this happening, Cibocchi is starting to play and play well, esejas is better than that, Risser is always injured, Pavett meh... who cares, storey possible, Connell maybe but not Bradford.... Clarke only if they pay a fee, Timlin I can see happening as he will only have six months on contract, Benyon doesnt fit into Paolo's thoughts but we would want 100k for him...Total rubbish this post i cant see all those players moving to the clubs stated.Alan Connell moving to Bradford to be closer to home? Home to Alan Connell is Bournemouth & North London!


28 Oct 2011 15:47:41
Sean Dyche has two games left to save his job as Watford boss. He is despised by the majority of the fans who would be delighted to see him sacked.(12)(4)Shut up and be quiet . Give the man and the team a chance ,he is doing as well as any body could under the circumstances.Lets get things straight Dyche is not Despised by the fans - however, a lot of fans think he is out of his depth in the Management role and needed more time in a coaching position before taking the step upA Spirted 3-2 WIN Over Posh !!!!


28 Oct 2011 15:30:11
Plymouth Argyle is about to rise from the ashes.
Get ready league 2. you have been warned!(12)(18)Ok so are you signing a whole team, you are bottom for a reason !! Oh and how about paying the players !Players will be paid now and with the take over sorted things are about to change!Good luck Plymouth.

Bar when you play Southend again.I agree with you , if he had a more experienced right hand man ,things may no be so bad , unfortunatly GT is not that man because of his Media commitments...a win against Posh would be a start.We were warned about Risdale too!


28 Oct 2011 15:09:25
strachen to be named pompey manager . On monday morning .howe is staying with burnley . Source eddie himself utc(4)(33)Thats portsmouth in leauge 1 next season glad he didnt have time to take boro down before he was sacked


28 Oct 2011 14:25:26
Just been told by a Newcastle player that new shinning star Cabaye will be signing for Arsenal in January - Gutted!(5)(10)What a load of Chris Twaddle. Another made up rumour.Cabaye hates Arsenal. He has had a fall out with wenger in the past.


28 Oct 2011 12:28:39
Middlesbrough will sign kane ferdinand from southend in january and loan him back until the end of the season(6)(8)Why would Kane move all the way up north?

He is not getting sold.Theres only one Boro hes going to thats peterboro deal already done !Yeah mate hate to burst your bubble but he will sign for Peterborough.Sorry you boys , hes only going to one team only.. westham


28 Oct 2011 11:59:22
enquiries made by wenger to lyon for trio gourcoff lovren & lopez he sees there financial state as a witchhunt ! he will also bid for marsielle man vAlbuena(6)(16)


28 Oct 2011 11:53:37
Latest Rumour (see Daily Star) is that Brighton are interested in Newcastle's experienced midfielder Alan Smith. Talk of Jordan Rhodes joining Brighton in January is unlikely given Billy Paynter's arrival from Leeds and that Manchester United are reported as tracking Rhodes.(12)(8)


28 Oct 2011 11:44:07
Everton, WBA and Aston Villa want Brighton defender Lewis Dunk. Rumours though are that Manchester City have already had a £3m bid accepted and will move in January - but will spend the remainder of season on loan at Brighton.(3)(11)Not quite sure why Brighton would accept £3 millionfor Dunk when there appears to be so much interest from other Premier clubs. Especially as those tracking Dunk include City's local rivals United who according are prepared to pay £6 million according to a posting on this website 23 October 2011. A rival who after last weekend's 6-1 beating might have a more urgent need for a central defender.No one is going to pay £6 million for Dunk.

£2-3 million would be more than enough


28 oct 2011 11:39:17
daily star website reports that brighton & hove albion are poised to sign newcastle united's alan smith on loan.(7)(9)Its on SKY Sports website as well. Apparently its been on the cards for a few months.Heavily linked with West Ham but tbh can they afford his wages?I dnt think either will be able to afford his wages. Loan move will be only option and Id doubt West Ham would be interested in that.


28 Oct 2011 11:35:54
The FAI want national manager Trapattoni to explain why he has picked Shane Long ( ruled out for 6 weeks by his club with knee injury ) and left Leon Best out of his latest squad. A lot of committee members think he is too old and past his sell by date and the republic will only move on if he is removed from his position. Watch this space(9)(7)


28 Oct 2011 11:23:05
As I said yesterday Lee Clark is on his to the Foxes today to discuss terms. He will manager Huddersfield on Saturday.

My sources also tell me that he will take Rhodes and Smithies with him.(12)(9)Denied by both huddersfield and lcfc so it might be trueAgain NOT HAPPENING! clarke staying put! repaying the faith shown in him by hoyle doesnt fancy the uncertainty of the need for instant success at lcfc, smithies wouldnt get in team n rhodes 2 good for leicester!Why would clarke go to lcfc no bigger club than htfc couldnt afford smithies or rhodes 40 games unbeaten peltier mabe big mistake going there money cant buy sucess up the terriersJust watch in the next couple of days.

My source is very true Im afaird.BBC website has an interview with Lee Clark post Yovil, I suggest you listen to it.


28 Oct 2011 11:14:45
Stuart Gray & Guy whittingham will remain in charge for the rest of the season at Portsmouth, When a new manager will be appointed and will be given 10 million to get us promoted, rumours are tha Matin oneil (cant see it myself) Steve Clarridge, Slaven Bilic. Sean ODriscoll (most likely) Eddie Howe. I am sure the board will make the right decision. PUP(3)(14)Avram Grant will be returning to Fratton Park.I think you mean Get you promoted next season from league 1 you silly Fishy personI am sure the board will make the right decision LOL,

Yeh, they have never let you down in the past have they.Yeah the previous regime, no longer at the club!! ark at the scummer though, whos clubs past is tainted also!! Pot kettle scummers....


28 Oct 2011 10:16:10
lee clark leicester manager by tuesday(10)(11)No chance. Lee Clarke isnt that good a manager.Leicester ain't that good a team!Cant have an OVER RATED manager at an OVER RATED CLUB. Thats just ingredients for DISASTER !!Surely you don@t want him


28 Oct 2011 10:14:02
lee clarke leicester manager by tuesday(7)(6)


28 Oct 2011 09:03:30
Ipswich Town are going to go back in for Billy Sharp and James Coppinger in January from Doncaster having had a bid rejected in May
Source TWTD(14)(2)


28 Oct 2011 08:38:55
If FK Molde get the point they need for the title this weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be named as Portsmouth manager early next week…that's the big rumour among some PFC fans………Plymouth Graham(11)(8)Nah,Ole's got more sense than that.If he goes to pompey, hes got great sense imho as a united fan, i personally think pompey are a great old fashioned club. theyve got more passion then any of the other south coast teams fact! Theyve had their problems, but look to be very much on the up again, ole could be a bit hit there.Nah,Ole's got more sense than that.IMHO you're not a United fan,you're a cheeky Pompey fan,you little devil.I am very much a united fan, but have pompey friends. i think with their new owners and with the appointment of ole, could go places he and they could do alot worse, that is all.There is nothing unbelievable about a Man Utd fan living on the south coast.Agree,but nah,Ole's got more sense than that.


28 Oct 2011 07:35:50
Rio Ferdinand might be retiring from man.u because of constant injury also he might be leaving because fergie says he is getting to old for the squad along with giggs and fletcher.(11)(14)Then why would he (fergie) renew giggs contract at the end of the 2011 season.Rio yes giggs not a chance and fletcher really not a chanceBrighton's Lewis Dunk as future replacementDunk? Jesus christ , He isn't good enough.
Send him to Wigan or Newcastle (the rubbish EPL teams)


28 Oct 2011 02:01:51
Crawley Town midfielder Scott Davies has joined his former club Aldershot Town on loan till January 7th.(3)(4)


28 Oct 2011 00:46:50
who do you think manutd will buy in jan transfer window?(15)(13)Emile Heskey for goalsNobody same as most other Jan transfer windows.On a SERIOUS note (unlike the pathetic comment about Heskey - someones obviously got some seriuous Man United jealosy issues) I think Man United should sign Blackburn GK Paul Robinson. Good experience.And someone who obviously takes this a little too seriously. Keep your panties on mate. Zamora for goals.Another goalie for that waste of space they have at the moment. Old red noses lovechild.Yeah robo good for getting the ball from the back of the netGanso from Santos, Pato from AC MILAN


27 Oct 2011 19:18:46
Anyone know about where Smithy is going on loan?(5)(4)He's not welcome at leeds, send him to the crisp munchers. MOTAny team that wears red, reminds him of his beloved United.He will go to Stockport County.Back to his beloved LEEDS united where he is from and the club that is closest to his heart. everyone one would be happy to have him back even the haters will grow to love him once again. MOTIf its Alna Smith - he's joined Brighton on loanHe has been heavily linked with Brighton and West Ham but no confirmation that he's gone to BHA unless the Ed knows different? {Ed001's Note - surprisingly seems set to happen, talks have been ongoing, not sure why Brighton would want him though, but Gus sees something in him.}


27 Oct 2011 18:56:25
john joe o toole (colchester fc) will make a 90,000 move to preston, leeds, reading, after intrest of many championship clubs..... !!!

AND i reckon that tevez will sign for corinthians for 15-18 million. {Ed002's Note - If he does then Manchester City would retain significant third party ownership.}(2)(10)


27 Oct 2011 18:44:02
Big Transfers in January

Carlos Tevez - Corinthians
David Beckham - PSG

Big Transfers in Summer 2012

Neymar - Real Madrid
Marek Hamsik - Man City/PSG
Ezequil Lavezzi - Man City
Ganso - Inter/AC Milan
Hulk - Anzhi/Chelsea/Inter
Robin Van Persie - AC Milan/Anzhi(10)(22)RVP is staying in the EPL.
Said it himself^^ he will go to man cityHe will not go to City. He will just hold out for more money. Guaranteed.


27 Oct 2011 16:55:29
Apparently Brighton are to sign Billy Paynter from Leeds on Loan until January. Brighton tried to sign him in the Summer transfer window but couldn't agree a fee.(10)(7)We don't want him lol


27 Oct 2011 16:24:39
Further to previous postings, it appears that the Leicester job has attracted a huge amount of interest.

The amount of money available to spend has obviously attracted the chequebook managers, such as Billy Davies and Steve Maclaren and Roy Keane.

This do have proven records and look set to be favourites.

But Avram Grant, Peter Reid and Chris Coleman also have proven records in the Championship and Premiership and are known to have registered an interest(3)(8)Avram Grant? That will be you lot down then.Alan Curbishley has also shown an interest and he would be a muc better bet.All that money and they take on Peter Reid or Chris Coleman..? Who in the Championship wouldn't have a little chuckle about that.How the hell has Roy Keane a proven track record,hes made a balls of every club hes been at,needs to learn his trade in the lower divisions.Please let it be keane that would be so funny the big spenders turn out to be the clown club. "Were getting highly sort after Martin O'Neill" nope your looking at slightly less high prfile managers now, and to be honest you have probably dodged a bullet he would have spent another fortune to take you nowhere!


27 Oct 2011 16:03:43
27 Oct 2011 14:15:27
Martin O'Neill, Simon Grayson & Lee Clark have all ruled themselves out of the most rotating role in football at the King Power.

Leicester's desire above all else is a manager with championship experience, therfore in order of priority the wish list has got to break down as:

(1) Billy Davies
(2) Dave Jones
(3) Nigel Adkins

However a return for Nigel Pearson would not be a bad call. The likes of Rafa Benitez and Carlo Ancelotti will not come to Leicester and Mark Hughes has to date not delivered as a Manager.

However do not even take into consideration:

(1) Avram Grant
(2) Roy Keane
(3) Brian McDermott
(4) Paul Ince
(5) Sean O'Driscoll

This has to be the most important Managerial appointment for Leicester EVER !The official shortlist DOES includes Roy Keane, alongg with Steve Maclaren and Peter Reid.

Sean O'Driscoll is likely to go elsewhere but Billy Davies has to be considered a contender, even if he isn't on the shortlist yet.

Ince, McDermott and Jones are all options as well but it looks like Maclaren might just edge it.

Nevertheless, there is mileage in this(2)(18)Why in the hell would nigel adkins go to leicester when he is at a big club already great fan base, money when he needs it, great squad alreadyBilly Davis is an ex leicester player which could count but I cant see past Father Ted ( Martin O'Neill ). Loves the club, fans love him, has a proven track record.
The Thais are prepared to invest, they will demand success so that rules out nearlyall the mentioned possibilitiesIf The Wally with the Brolly gets the job I will not be supporting the team and that is after being a fan since 1963I would love to see O'neil back at Leicester but i doubt he will come, if maclaren gets the job il no longer be a leicester supporter!Hope mclaren gets the jobDavies is too much of a trouble maker

Dave Jones is a nealry man

Adkins would not come.The only reason they let pearson go is because the Thai owners wanted Sousa as manager so why would they want him nowTheres no way on earth adkins would be 3rd on our priority list. The facts speak for themself, the most efficient, succesful british manager in the past year bar Alex Ferguson. He won't leave Southampthon for us, Billy Davies seems more realistic.O'Neill has said no because there is nothing in it for him.
Being a villa fan, He'll murder your club if he did come to it! LOLUs leicester fans a like liverpool fans we live in the past the cups we won and how well we played. i would love MON back but its not going to happen. id like to see davies or jones. atkins wont leave southampton and it has nothing to do with size of club or fanbase thats just a crap excuse. i say why would he leave when he doing really well, if the results were different then thats would change the thinking. , lee clark would be as bad as sven neither have CHAMPIONSHIP knowledge. look at darren ferguson had came up with no experience got relegated and now has come back with a whole new look at things. i think knowledge is key in this leagueSince when have southampton ever been a big club?? Do behave yourself, even portsmouth have won more than you.The giant marshmallow man from ghost buster is favourite for the leic jobMate your pulling your plonker if you think n pearson will go back there ,come on why would he ,hull city will be pushing for promo this season ,


27 Oct 2011 15:55:59
Leicester: Steve Maclaren has emerged as the leading contender for the Leicester job. McDermott, Roy Keane and Peter Reid are also on the shortlist put together by the club's owners(11)(12)He will take you downGone back to fc twentieGod help you if you appoint the Wally!No No No, Leicester, Steve McClaren is definately your man.


27 Oct 2011 15:19:53
Neil Lennon to become new Leicester City manager.(11)(24)


27 Oct 2011 14:33:53
Lesicester will make a offical approach for Lee Clark, he does want to go there, just didnt want to say it to the camera.

Hudderfield will then approach John Coleman who is fed up off life at Accrington with no funds left.

A good source tell me this/(9)(14)I don’t know why Lee Clark would come in ahead of Chris Powell if they are after a league one manager. He has been less well supported financially, has had less time to build and is currently ahead in the table. Add to that he was assistant at Leicester not so long ago, I’d say he was a much more likely target.Chris powell ha htfc to win league 1 with clarkey at the helm 40 games unbeaten htfc to win 3-1 down at the valley in few weeks!


27 Oct 2011 14:15:27
Martin O'Neill, Simon Grayson & Lee Clark have all ruled themselves out of the most rotating role in football at the King Power.

Leicester's desire above all else is a manager with championship experience, therfore in order of priority the wish list has got to break down as:

(1) Billy Davies
(2) Dave Jones
(3) Nigel Adkins

However a return for Nigel Pearson would not be a bad call. The likes of Rafa Benitez and Carlo Ancelotti will not come to Leicester and Mark Hughes has to date not delivered as a Manager.

However do not even take into consideration:

(1) Avram Grant
(2) Roy Keane
(3) Brian McDermott
(4) Paul Ince
(5) Sean O'Driscoll

This has to be the most important Managerial appointment for Leicester EVER !(4)(11)


27 Oct 2011 13:15:26
Deals in the championship january:
Forest to sign sharp 3.5m and townsend on loan from spurs.
Highflying saints will resign andy surman 1.5m as he isn't being played at the mo and theo robinson 800k or maybe the homesick charlie austen 3m, they'll also sign jos hoiveld permanently 1m and michael antonio as he is impressing at colchester.
Leeds will try and get a winger like danny rose on loan from Spurs and o'dea permanently.(5)(12)3.5m for Billy Sharp, haha.Would you like any more young players from Spurs?Sharp for 3.5?, He's worth alot more than that3.5m for sharp.... no way, donny turned down offers higher than that in the summer, and if he does leave donny itll be for a premiership clubRose will only get a premiership loanI dont think Rose would be welcomed back, after he was tapped up. In case you've forgotten, he was one of our academy players, but fortunately Uncle Ken sued and got us some money so we'll leave the moaning there. Hear Leeds have completed Pugh deal, and will pursue O'Dea and Keogh. The trio have been the best loanees I think we've had since leaving the Prem, and even then, remember Roque Junior? Source: The last talented loanees we had (Adam Clayton/Max Gradel), Leeds signed.
wallySharp is not worth more than 2 mil. Didnt cut it in the Prem with the Blades and his Championship Goal tally is average at best. Now hris Wood, on loan from Albion at Birmingham 9 goals in 9 starts and scoring in Europe, young, he is worth around £3.5 mil.

Billy Sharp is good, but he isn't £3.5m. If any team with aspiration of the premier league bought him, they would need to buy better strikers to score goals in the prem, as he wont!Worth a lot more than £3.5? Jesus Christ, Your obviously a Donny fan smoking something you shouldnt be!Forest told coterill when he took over that he would have no money for players unless he sold and forest would have to sell at least 5 players to raise 3.5 million


27 Oct 2011 12:40:58
alan smith about to join derby(10)(18)Sky Sports will be a bit short handed for co-commentators. Isnt he a bit old?Lufc can't even afford to pay part of wages so why/how would derby?


27 Oct 2011 12:35:30
Bristol City news
Dawson WBA
Wilson, Milwall
Riberio, Exeter
Woolford , Scunthorpe
Bolasie , Yeovil
Hunt, PNE
McGivern back to City
Spence Back to west ham(5)(17)What sell bolasie when he scores in reserves and never given chance in city first teamYou wont get Dawson from WBA as he aint available for loan,however,Thorne,Mattock,Fortune and Manton cold be possibilities. {Ed002's Note -You forgot maynard out. cos if city dont pull their fingers out he'll be off. to be fair should cash in on him and get some better defendersYou wont get Bradley Orr either


27 Oct 2011 12:14:24
Because both the teams that Bournemouth signed players from were lower league (ie below the conference)(2)(7)


27 Oct 2011 11:54:42
Ray Wilkins has checked in at the Northampton Hilton.
Have a feeling something may be about to happen!!
Last chance to get the dough on before the odds come tumbling.(1)(12)Northampton has a Hilton ?? Are you mistaking the clock tower


27 Oct 2011 06:16:30
Swindon Towns in form winger Matt Ritchie is to have a remarkable return to Portsmouth in Jan 12.

Sources close to Portsmouth have identified the Player as a welcome addition to their attack.

The bid is to be thought to be around 350k.(11)(15)If true (hope so), i think we'll have to spend half a million or more. Still be worth it. PUP.Hearing the same rumours.There is no way that Ritchie will be sold in Jan unless the bid is a lot more than 350k... Promotion is the aim this year, Matt loves it at town and is happy to stay.Money talks.

He is far too good for League 2.Not to mention, a pompey fan through and through. Hes always stated he would love a return to his home town club of portsmouth, and id love him back again. Plus hed be alot better for playing week in week out for a soon to be league 1 swindon....


27 Oct 2011 01:42:20
Colchester United keeper Ben Williams is eyeing up a move to the Championship after several clubs are interested in him. The U's stopper who's contract runs out at the end of the season has made his desire to play in the Championship publicly known.(4)(1)


27 Oct 2011 01:14:39
Manchester United are interested in Huddersfield hot shot Jordan Rhodes. They have sent former player Paul Scholes to watch Rhodes to make his own judgement on the 21 year old.(19)(21)Heard this elsewhere also, starting to think could be true now, would have to wait till august tho and would want 4-5 millionUtter crap ,not good enough for lower prem team ,never Mind top 4.Think he would do ok in championship .But the only way hudders would sell is if they did not get up this year ,Which I think they will .Scholes was watching Scunthorpe's Oliver Norwood who is on loan from Man U. Rhodes is good but not that goos and doesn't have the pace required for the PremiershipIt is on the daily mail websiteThe man only said that Scholes has been sent to watch, why would they not watch a young player that is on such a good run? Makes sense to me to have any promising youngster watched, in fact a team like ManU’re have probably got scouts out and about at championship, league one most weeks.

BTW how the hell is the kid worth £4-5 million after 73 appearances and 35 goals? He might well become the real deal but, not just yet. I hope Huddersfield turn down any offer they may get for a few seasons, let the lad mature before putting him under too much pressure in a big transfer.Oh it's on the Daily 'we love Princess Di' Mail website so it must be true


27 Oct 2011 00:44:37
Given that a new money laundering charge starring Mr Yeung has hit the Chinese press in the last 48 hours I would imagine we will be FORCED to sell players(10)(3)This is only a RUMOUR and hasnt been conformed.
I don't see why it would make us sell any more players.He's assets are already frozen, if anything it might push him out of the club sooner than any of us might have hoped!Thats what the site is mate, footbal rumours. I'm a very happy Blue nose at the moment and i've heard nothing about this either.

If we have to sell players in order to survive after we are just getting our season on track! I will not be happy, where is the rich billionaire we need?


27 Oct 2011 00:15:56
In response to:

"Ipswich town are in talks about pos deal to sell j carson to millwall in jan. Town are heading down same road that almost bank rupted them a few years ago. And now they must settle a debt of over half million, with there landlords suffolk county councill. Town dont want to part with carson. But he is one of very few players any other team would want. A fee 700.000k will be enough."

a) Carson has not featured hardly at all for Town this year, but PJ has confirmed he wants to get oungsters out on loan rather than selling.
b) PJ has admitted all players have a price, but Carson's would be over £700,000
c) Why would Carson want to join a team who are, at very best, on a par with Ipswich's stature.
d) The council debt is going through appeals and Town are looking into purchasing the freehold.
e) Marcus Evans has thrown more than enough money at the club to save itself from receivership and bankruptcy, in the grand scheme of things a £500k debt is not a great deal extra for him to have to pay.
f) The road that caused Ipswich to go not severe debt was not through unpaid rent, moreover it was the acquisition of ineffectual players on Premiership wages who could not be sold on for a profit and relegation.(4)(9)


26 Oct 2011 21:38:06
My mate works in sports marketing and deals with many agents .

I'm a Southend supporter so has given the low down on what he's heard bandied about.

Blues troubles will start even when promotion is secured.

The price of promotion hey.

Hall is interesting Ipswich, Bristol C and Saints.

Bilel is attracting Blackpool and Ce;ltic.

Ferdinand will be soon a subject of an offer from Posh.

Sturrock still linked with Plymouth and St Johnstone.

Yet to hear firmly about the Hibs Rumour.(5)(6)


26 Oct 2011 21:15:09
Hibernian will part company with Colin Calderwood on thursday.

Paul Sturrock is being sounded out for the post.(1)(8)Just bore off you colchester fan.Actually for your information I'm a Hibernian Supporter.Well its Thursday and Calderwood hasnt been sacked.

So false.I wouldn't rule out Sturrock for the Dundee United job if Houston is relieved of his duties.
Hibs may pull a fast one and sack Calderwood and go for McGhee - but will need to move fast.
I'm a Motherwell fan and I believe McGhee was our best Manager of recent times.


26 Oct 2011 20:53:34
Steve kean has two games to save his blackburn carer.If sacked rovers have lined up Nigel Adkins of Southampton to take over the reigns at ewood, with Mark Hughes going the other way back to Southampton as manager. Adkins will have a budget in january to spend were he will target Adam LaLanna and Nicky Maynard.(7)(21)No way will Adkins leave Saints for any club other than possibly Liverpool. Wouldlose all credibility in the football world if he did. Just won't happen.What would be the point of adkins leaving saints in a great financial position and treated like a legend already by the fans. Anyway this time next season blacburn be in the championship and saints be in the prem enough saidHappy to drive maynard to you if you want to buyAdkins won't leave cause he will get the saints to the premier league.Another deluded,envious fool who needs to get a life. All lies.Saints fans think they're so good, lets see where you are after the long cold winter. A good side at the moment, but too early to start getting boners about!


26 Oct 2011 20:13:53
good source tells me javi martinez will join man united in jan for 22m euros(11)(13)


26 Oct 2011 20:12:36
My friend is a sports jounalist and he tells me there is a possibility The FA will make an official approach to Spurs for Harry Redknapp BEFORE the end of the season.

He also says there is a very rare chance that Harry could actually be the new boss going into Euro 2012.

Apparently Capello has been offered around £7m a year to restructure soccer in Qatar.(10)(8)99.9% of us spurs fans accept that harry will probably be offered and accept the england job (with a fair % being happy to see harry go) but not until the end of the season, levy would not accept anything less, UNless harry is doing a poor job? Then I'm sure a deal could would and should be brokered, the idea and plan is to forward the club to champions league, with each closing game at the tail end of the season we are closing in on our objective, could you honestly see levy bowing to the begging bowl of the F.A & risking the clubs future and possible target focused new manager.If this does happen, I reckon Ancelloti would come to spursThe FA NEVER EVER do what the public want. I've said he should be England manager for years and I'd love him to be but, I just cant see it happening.


26 Oct 2011 19:07:40
nice to see the peter kay tribute act still banging
on about walkers crisps how funny is that man by the way Mark Hughes will be the new boss no one as yet has been talked to.(2)(4)


26 Oct 2011 18:10:07
Adam Johnson will leave Man City on loan initially in January to further his chances of making the England squad for 2012 championships. Liverpool is his prefered and most likely destination. Liverpool will also look to add more attacking players to further their chances of a top 4 finish.(10)(22)I hope so asa liverpool supporter, but wuld they let him go to a possible rival ?Are you counting Liverpool as Citehs "rival"? Typical delusional thinking.


26 Oct 2011 17:38:14
Number of top championship sides are after QPR right back Bradley Orr on loan until January and if he impresses Roberto Martinez will look to bring him in to Wigan for £1 million(5)(10)


26 Oct 2011 15:58:54
iheard brentford looking at darren purse trying to get jeffery shlupp on lone or matt tubbs(2)(19)Jeff schulpp plays For leicester first teamDarren Purse has just signed on loan for Yeovil til January. All bulit i think!Darren Purse has just signed for yeovil???


26 Oct 2011 13:27:05
Watford are to extend SD contract an extra year to stop any rumours that he will be sacked. He has the full backing of the board, and the extra year is to show he has their trust and support.(4)(17)


26 Oct 2011 12:44:09
A bid is on the cards from an unnamed Championship side for Southend whizkid Ryan Hall in january. Genuine talk.(7)(7)Not true, no bid has been recieved by the club.Its bristol city by all accountsSouthampton have been tracking but no bid yet


26 Oct 2011 12:37:31
andy keogh to join leeds(22)(9)Goodluck keogh wish you were back at bristol cityGood luck andy if it wasn`t for thick mick mcarthey you would be a far better player


26 Oct 2011 12:12:34
Gary Johnson to be sacked as Northampton town manager today.
He will be replaced by ray Wilkins.
Get your money on NOW.(8)(16)


26 Oct 2011 11:38:36
I understand Peterborough will make a sizeable bid for Kane Ferdinand as early as January. And the contract is thoughtvto be a wonderful one for the player.

They've been monotoring his performance since the start of the season and are vastly impressed with his rapid progression.(3)(7)He is not for sale, and Peterborugh cant afford him anyway, they are skint.Haha since when were peterborough skint? Just because we would rather sign youngsters with potential instead of recognised names does not come down to funding, but instead personal choice fromm DF.What I should have said was you dont have enough to buy Kane.

Southend valaution is high for a reason, he isnt going anywhere.


26 Oct 2011 11:23:25
if uwe roswler dont win sat home game against chesterfeild he will be sacked big roumers martin allen coming back or ray wilkings(1)(13)Martin Allen is frimly behind the Notts County project and will not be leaving the lane!


26 Oct 2011 10:32:46
Terry Brown of AFC Wimbledon was apparently at Leicester City last night instead of in the dug out at Torquay with the Dons !?(1)(18)Confirmed he wasn't in dugout, but he travelled down with wombles on the monday, strange ?According to BBC, Brown has taken time off to look after his family, as his wife is seriously ill.To quote John McEnroe - You cannot be serious


26 Oct 2011 09:12:13
Wallyson of Cruzeiro touted as the player to sort out QPR's goal scoring problems {Ed002's Note - Where would he get the work permit from?}(1)(10)


26 Oct 2011 09:04:12
Steve Keen will be sacked on Monday, he will be replaces by Mick McCarthy who has had enough of the Wolves fans after Saturdays abuse. Steve Keen will become a leading contender for the Portsmouth job.

well despite the absurdity of this..I think steve keene is a good coach and will come good(12)(18)McArthy will go to Celtic in Jan' 12


26 Oct 2011 01:25:15
Jordan Rhodes is set to join Brighton in January after the two clubs agreed a deal.(10)(14)Huddersfield would want at least 2mil+add-ons so he wont be joining Brighton as they dont have the funds to spend on one player(CMS broke the bank for them), in league 1 he would either stay or join charlton, in championship probably west ham, southampton, leicester city and prem swansea, norwich, wolves or west brom......Stop the silly rumours. Rhodes is going nowhere - he'll be in the championship with Huddersfield next year and is part of a long adventure at the club. No need to move on. Not a selling club any more.Ha rhodes not going anywhere especially not brighton, when town will bein championship next year anyway. people talking about him going to charlton are just talking you no what!! talking about man u watching him with interest! hmm charlton brighton or united!


26 Oct 2011 00:53:46
Liam Wainwright (16) + James Riley (16) linked with a host of top English teams. The two scousers currently at Morecambe have impressed many over the past few months.(2)(2)


25 Oct 2011 23:28:14
In January, West Ham United will complete the signing of Celta Vigo goalkeepr Yoel after an undislcosed bid was accepted this morning from the second division Spanish club.(4)(7)They have to complete the signing on Christmas Eve so that he can be
The First Yoel!


25 Oct 2011 23:26:52
Fulham are in talks with goalkeeper Mark Birighitti, a 20 year old currently plying his trade with Australian side Adelaide United.(6)(2)


25 Oct 2011 23:25:36
Sporting Lisbon are keen on making a bid for Andreas Bjelland from Danish side Nordsjaelland. The international defender is expected to cost around £2 million and is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs.(6)(5)


25 Oct 2011 23:23:35
Southend United are keen on bringing in midfielder Abdul Said from Swindon Town. The youngster, originally from Somalia could be subject of a undisclosed bid from Paul Sturrock.(0)(10)


25 Oct 2011 23:21:49
Peterborough United are interested in bringing two players to the club on pre contracts, on deals that will start in January. Owen Garvan has apparently agreed a loan deal in January that will allow him to stay at London Road until the end of the season. It is not yet sure if there will be a clause at the end of the deal that could see the former Republic of Ireland under 21 midfielder sign a permanent deal at United. Secondly, Darren Ferguson is interested in signing Glenn Whelan on loan from Stoke. It could be a little bit too ambitious for Ferguson but likes the idea of possibly having the Republic of Ireland international at London Road. If this deal does not work out, it is expected Ferguson will go for either Liam Lawrence from Portsmouth or Keith Fahey from Birmingham, who are again, all Irish.(1)(11)Also I hear Kane Ferdinand is on the Posh radar. This lad is rapidly progressing at Southend.The above post is nonsense. Peterborough will sign players from non-League and League 2, as they always have done.Pre-conracts are on the cards. My sources say watch Motherwell FC fo0r name/names


25 Oct 2011 21:22:10
tommy cassidy has left whitby town and neale cooper will be there next manager(2)(4)


25 Oct 2011 20:43:41
It is believed Ryan Hall and Kane Ferdinand are a target for a number of Championship Clubs.

Stong Rumour has it that Southend have already received a bid for Ferdinand.. With Peterborough favourites to be that team.

Interest in Bilel Mohsni is also hotting up.

Blues looking to sign Michael Timlin on a permanent basis to ease the burden of Ferdinand's impending departure.(3)(4)They will NOT be sold this season.


25 Oct 2011 20:00:42
New Pompey manager rumours
Valery Karpin of Spartak Moscow and Ole Gunnar Solskjær are being touted..(13)(7)


25 Oct 2011 19:52:57
Simon Kjaer to be re-called from roma by wolfsburg and sold to Sporting Lisbon for 8 mil(1)(7)If hes available for 8m then id imagine a few more clubs other than just sporting would be interested, id hope newcastle would be one of them.


25 Oct 2011 19:28:12
Richard Stearman - Liverpool - 3.8mil.(9)(29)What, 3.8mil brass washers!Yes wolves fans wud pay 3.8mil 2 tek im awayThis seems strange to me my team Ipswich reported put a £1m bid in the summer which was turned down not because of tbhe value but because Wolves wanted to keep him.The only one who wanted to keep him was thick mick who will be sacked by wolves very soon


25 Oct 2011 17:48:14
the man the owners will make a move for is Mark Hughes and to the person who says stick to crisps
so funny you must be a peter kay tribute act with such funny jokes next you will be saying Blackpool will win the league(3)(8)My Hunch is Mark Hughes is waiting on the Spurs Job once Harry Redknapp leaves for England.Why are you taking a swipe at Blackpool


25 Oct 2011 17:45:25
working near to pompey . The rumour around here is burnleys eddie howe to pompey . He is fed up of the clarets board . The other is leicester want adkins if o'niel turns them down(14)(13)O`niel will turn you down


25 Oct 2011 17:39:05
Krystian Pearce being offered to clubs to balance the books at Notts County

Statement_pie(9)(2)It's Neil Bishop hopefully going

Ray Trew


25 Oct 2011 16:40:23
Tevez is joining spurs in january. Source : ossie ardiles.(20)(25)Haha he is way out of tottenhams league, that wouldent happen ever, when will their supporters accept that tottenham hotspur are just an average team that finish average of 7th place in the barclays premiership and they need alot of money injected to even get on par with arsenal and even more money to compete with even liverpool let alone the man city's, man utd's and the chelsea's just another club where the fans get over excited and get carried away with expectation!Are you being serious? Tottenham are one of the best run clubs in the league and have been competing with teams like Liverpool for a couple of years now, just look at the results of the past couple of seasons.
Arsenal are in quite a mess this season and are stuggling to pick results up home and away and the other three teams mentioned are currently in a class of their own in the premier league.
Now not for one minuite do I think Tevez will sign for Spurs but to say they are not competing with teams like Liverpool and Arsenal is just idiotic.If i am not mistaken, i have read on another site that a club cannot loan two players to the same team.Hopefully he will be left to rot in the A team at Man City, him and his agent are always angling for another payday, Tottenham and any other club that respects its fan base should avoid him like a barge pole.Am I missing something here. The guy hates England. He wants to go home. If Man United and Man City are not to his liking - no chance Spurs.There are five airports in london, maybe thats got something to do with this :P Oh and btw delusion liverpool fan, just wait and see whos in the top four at the end of the season. I can assure you it won't be arsenal or liverpool, as the mighty spurs make their return to the CHampions leagueThe Spurs salsa dancing club maybe!


25 Oct 2011 16:30:12
Norwich looking at Jordan Rhodes of Huddersfield according to Ian Culverhouse (asst manager)(17)(4)Now that will REALLY pi off 1p5wich!This rumour may have legs, he certainly looks the type of player PL loves to go for, but I suspect he will cost 2.5-3M if he keeps banging in goals at the current rateThe Metro says that Man Utd have sent Paul Scholes to watch Rhodes.
I can't see him leaving for less than £5M.Not happening!! staying at town till end of year guaranteed! when town get promoted town will let him go but only for 4-5 mil. Also heard united interested! he deserves it bang in form one for the future at highest levelEveryone is looking at Rhodes because he's on such a good run, turning that into a bid will take longer me thinks.


25 Oct 2011 16:16:19
Everton manager David Moyes is looking at two young players from morecambe, both 16 and play upfront, James Riley and Liam Wainwright.(12)(4)


25 Oct 2011 16:13:22
any walsall rumours(3)(9)


25 Oct 2011 15:52:02
anzhi in russia raiding epl in january for arshavin, pavlychenko, taarabat(21)(3)


25 Oct 2011 15:45:05
Darlington Fc are lining up Mike Newell to replace the sacked Mark cooper(5)(1)


25 oct 2011 15:02:00
odds slashed on gus p next manager at lcfc(13)(26)


25 Oct 2011 14:20:35
Rafa Benitez in at Leicester !(14)(44)


25 Oct 2011 13:45:26
Wolves will make a bid for Birmingham City centre back Liam Ridgewell, if the bid is accepted Birmingham will try and bring in Liam Fontaine from Bristol City and Ian Harte from Reading(13)(7)Why would we want harte when he turned us down in our promotion winning season n seriously fontaine make a better rumour n rigdewell's old news


25 Oct 2011 13:38:12
Liam Ridgewell on his way back to Villa. Celluar back to Rangers as part of the Naysmith deal...(5)(18)I hope this is true, i'll drive him to sign the contract!Is Cellaur not out of contract in the summer? Think a pre-contract with the Champs if he is coming back is most likely. Also can't see Naisy going to Villa.


25 Oct 2011 13:09:34
Carlos Tevez is moving to Juventus in January on a six month loan deal , He will then return to Brazil/Argentina with Corinthians/Boca Juniors in the summer to finish his career. Another unhappy footballer who will leave the EPL in January is Adel Taarabt who will join Italian side Lazio.(14)(6)Finihs his career he's what like 28 isnt he! {Ed002's Note - Interestingly it was the desire of Tevez to retire at 28 after playing for Real Madrid and then joi the church.}


25 Oct 2011 13:05:56
No wonder murray wants to leave c palace, good club doing very well. Who would want to live in a dive like south london. Scannell to either norwich or wigan in jan(8)(6)Didnt know he liked carrots and pies that much.He probably likes playing decent football as well, hence why he would leave that dump


25 Oct 2011 11:03:48
Poyet has been on the crisp muncher radar since since the consortium took over. SGE was recomended for the post by Mandric, and
the new lot were just looking for an
excuse to get rid. With Gus going to the Walkers, the seagulls will bring in Dave Bassett as damage control for the remainder of the season.(8)(22)It is no longer called the walkers stadium2 wins in 7 and sven gets the sack. poyet 0 wins in 7 s why would we want him again? and dave bassett damage limitation ha ha he'll cause the most damage


25 Oct 2011 10:44:57
Wigan Atheltic will offer Huddersfield Town a fee in the region of £3 million for in form striker Jordan Rhodes.

Wigan will be willing to let Connar Sammon go to Huddersfield as part of the deal(11)(7)What's the point of leaving Huddersfield who are championship bound for another team heading the same way??


25 Oct 2011 10:11:04
insider at Burnley say's that southampton have re-tabled the 5m Jay Rod bid (trusted)
i'm hoping that Jay again says no but southampton are going well and may favour a move(12)(4)Wonder if it's possible to get him or another striker in on loan until deal could be completed in January if the news that Barney could be out for another couple of months is correct,feel we could do with a bit more cover up front.Does anyone know where we stand on this?He is gonig to everton in janJay isn't leaving us. He was born and raised in Burnley and has lived there all his life he is going nowhere!Loan deal maybe poss,
and yes JAY maybe a BFC boy to man but BFC need investment and said yes to the previous 5m back in the last transfer window, according to my insider, Jay wanted to see what progress BFC under Eddie would make in the first half of the season. SFC have press BFC for a answer ASAP.
My thoughts are that SFC have offered top price for JAY 1.5m than any other club and BFC could get a player cash deal here aswell - sounds like a good deal


25 Oct 2011 09:52:39
Norwich, Rangers and St Etienne are locked in a battle for Lokomotiv Moscow striker Dmitri Sychev.(11)(8)


25 Oct 2011 07:48:16
For Me Chiefs at Southend need to pull their finger out rather swiftly in offering new deals to all our important players. If not then we run the risk of them leaving for under-value prices or getting nothing at all for them.

Players out of contract at the end of this season are Barker, Grant and Mohsni.

Out of contract at the end of next season will be Ferdinand, Hall and Clohessy.

Super players indeed and too good to just let them wind their contracts down so we get absolutely nothing for them.

They will have their interested takers so To the Board please bear this in mind.

Being top of League 2 won't guarentee their futures with us as in years gone by Fry, Otto, Hunt, Poole etc left us for teams in more difficult moments than us as at the time we flirted with the prem so that didn't convince them to stick around.

And Steve Thompson departed while we were in the second tier for a side a division below.

an interesting but worrying 18 months I feel is coming up at The Hall.(0)(10)May I ask ( especially if fellow Southend fans are disagreeing ) is the problem with this post? It is logical and therefore not designed to put down the die-hard rose tinted followers. You can't expect the key players to hang around forever.Typical mentality of Blues die hards. To sweep things under the carpet pretending things will go away.Yes and they wonder why they lost Clarke and Gower on frees and were forced to sell Barnard to get a little something for him. Key players need to be offered new deals now.Its not worrying the club may have already offered new contracts to these players but not saying until its signed and sealed.

Paitence.Offering deals will prove the Clubs intentions but I don't think they sign them anyway. Hall and Ferdinand are too good in the long run and have signed extentions already so theyve done their loyalty bit. The same can be daid for a few others.What about a bid for Timlin


25 Oct 2011 07:24:28
ANY BRISTOL CITY LOAN RUMOURS, {Ed025's Note - NO MATE! NO MATE!(0)(12)Derek McInnes is still regarded highly by former club WBA,could go back for loan signings,mf ,sam manton. st,marc antoine Fortune,def ,Joe Mattock,just a thought.As a long term WBA supporter, I suspect thos rumour would have some legs. Derek McInnes is indeed well thought of at the Albion by both management and supporters.

I suspect we would be quite pleased to help out Derek in what I suspect might be a torrid next few months at Bristol City. Sam Mantom and Joe Mattock would be good 'picks' and if he would go Marc Antoine Fortune is a decent striker.

I still think that at some point in the future Derek (who has done a sterling job at St Johnstone) will be looked at seriously as a potential WBA Manager...


25 Oct 2011 01:16:19
Bristol Rovers want to sign Crawley Town skipper Pablo Mills in January.(8)(9)


25 Oct 2011 01:01:58
I heard that sligo rovers manager paul cook is set to leave the irish side after next weeks cup final to take over at St. Johnston(6)(4)From RTE:
Paul Cook will stay with FAI Cup finalists Sligo Rovers after failing to agree terms with St Johnstone.

Cook was given permission to speak to St Johnstone and had talks with their chairman Geoff Thomas yesterday.

Compensation had been agreed between the clubs but the move has broken down.


24 Oct 2011 23:17:33
Terry Butcher a contender for Leicester
job due to impressive stint in charge of
SPL side, Inverness Caley Thistle.

Contenders for Caley job will include former
manager John Robertson, Dave Weir and
Jim Jefferies.(4)(24)Wrong on all counts - 0/4


24 Oct 2011 21:52:00
Bristol city manager Derek mcinnes is about to sign el-hadji diouf from Glasgow rangers on loan till end of season...heard it here first(4)(37)You heard it here first your mental
NTYABOWDiouf aint rangers player and is a free agent !El-hadji diouf is a free agent and not attached in anyway to Rangers Fc or any other club. Watched him last season and dont think it would be a good move for Bristol City or the new manager as more hassle than hes worth
Port BearHa ha ha belter mate he's a free agent so stop telling porkies !!G.Ryd .I thought mcinnis would go back for some st johnstone players or get goodwillie from blackburnEven though he is a free agent yeahFree agent that is th biggest complement he has had in a long while it usually starts with cu...


24 Oct 2011 21:26:56
Lawrie Sanchez is being muted as the NEW Bristol rovers manager due to boards frustration with Paul buckle and behind the scene bust ups with players(5)(12)As if things for you were not bad enoughCould be worse, we could be yet to win at home.


24 Oct 2011 20:40:16
Leicester to make move for former fox Simon Grayson.(12)(42)Loves Leeds too much and wants to do well for themDoubt it very much think the owners want to go up not down!And just where are Leeds compared to Leicester?Would love him back but leeds thru and thruLolls, wondering when this would pop up. its really quietened down on ere, no leicester kids anymore saying you got a world class managerDont wany yorkie person we want to go up not downWhat a load of rubbish!! With all due respect to Grayson but he is no where near a big enough name for the Thai owners. They need a big name for the marketing side in Thailand. This job will go to either o'neil, Benitez or hughes


24 Oct 2011 20:33:38
Bristol City manager Mcinnes has been talking to Coyle about former Bolton Left Back Jlloyd Samuel. Samuel is a free agent and reportedly still training with Bolton. Coyle says he could do a job for City untill the end of the season. (Cant be worse than our current 'defenders'!)(16)(7)


24 Oct 2011 18:50:15
sven gone oneil favorite(24)(17)Not a chance with O'Neil, wake up muppetWhy not? we have loads of money


24 Oct 2011 18:40:22
Sven Goran Eriksson sacked as manager by Leicester City with the club 2 points outside the play-off places. Very harsh if true as it's still mid October!(27)(8)V harsh just hope o neil is the replacementIs the saying never go back it won't work o'neil had a good bunch of players when he was here last you can't say that about the current squadCant stand Leicester, But the squad there at the moment is good enough to walk this league. The squad he had back then, Heskey, Savage, Izzet, etc we're all average prem player tha O'Neil got the best out of. As of now, I'm not worried about Leicester, If Oneill takes charge i will be.Yeah Sven wasted a shed load of cash now your going to get another manager on ever inflated wages who will do exactly the same, do the owners want to go bust??


24 Oct 2011 18:12:31
Liverpool will bid 4m for Richard Stearman in january.(9)(35)Please please please please take him take himI wud drive him up thereGet in the queue, I have a fast car and can get him there quickerWorth the money if played in his proper position - centre back not full back !He could not play good in any posision


24 Oct 2011 17:02:04
Preston North End manager Phil Brown is urgently looking for a front man now their first choice strikers are out injured for the next three weeks. It was thought Billy Paynter was his top target although this has fallen through as Hemmings is not willing to pay 30% of his wages for three months. An offer will be made to loan the young Conor McAleny from Everton.(9)(7)Nothing to do with money,Paynter just simply refused to go to a club in league one,problem with this is Leeds are reluctant to allow him on loan to a fellow championship club,bit of a stalemate unless one side backs down.

Mr Roller CoasterWell he will sit in the ressie for rest of the season


24 Oct 2011 16:50:05
charlton should send scouts to watch promising young fc elmstead striker kaylem d'costa(7)(6)


24 Oct 2011 16:25:03
rayn dickerson on loan to brentford on loan dave kitson(1)(11)What? Is this one of those 'make ur own sentence up out of these words' puzzles?


24 Oct 2011 15:08:19
Paul Sturrock is a manager that would command 100% support from his Board at this level of the game.

I believe it is accurate to say he would want assurances from his superiers at Roots Hall.

The main thing being that he can keep all of his important players beyond January and in the immediate term to be able to bring in a loan GK as first choice Glenn Morris has been ruled out for four weeks.(5)(9)


24 Oct 2011 13:51:48
Wigan to bid for Samaras of Celtic for £2 Million good reliable source(12)(16)Jeebus! they would bite your hand off mate!! Samaras is a Rangers LEGEND...We'd probably take £2 never mind £2m. He can be such a good player maybe 1 or 2 games a season. The rest of the time he's a lazy fud.


24 Oct 2011 13:47:35
Villa in for Rangers Naysmith in January. £5mill and Celluar. Source Mark Guidi, Scottish football writer(12)(10)If carroll does not improve by january he will be loaned out to anyone and dalglish will sign leandro damiao for £20m and will sign either wilfried zaha, (£5m) marco bueno (free) or zakaria bakkali (£4m) to bulk up their strikeforceDoubt that leandro will be going to spurs, they have a working relationship or an affiliation with internacional, they do their business together during the jan window ie sandro, think the deal for leandro is all but done reallyI think he's worth a lot more than that to Rangers


24 Oct 2011 13:20:48
Ferguson restructure - as United midfield is horrible its time for some new faces -
Ttargets are:
1. MODRIC - best option, great EPL midfielder...would fit is a problem but if they want a top class MF they need to drop some serious cash! - 40 mill would do for Modric....
2. SNEIJDER - similar story as Modric...probably better offencively but older than modric, and modric is more of a Xavi and Sneijder more of an Kaka profile...and united need a xavi...
3. HAZARD - a good option but more of a winger - similar to young, rooney...not a player united truly need....
4. BARKLEY - everton youngster...bold and not bad by any not the gratest talent but a good prospect, lacks pure class but is talented...
5. WILSHERE - injured...but a great english talent, costs a ton of money, will not be released by Arsenal, maybe in couple of years...
6. KOVACIC - Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) youngster (new fabregas), only 17 years of age and has CL experience...a monumental talent... better talent than Modric, a new Zidane, has been compared to Messi although he is a mix of Iniesta, kaka, zidane and fabregas....unbeleivable vision, speed and shot, perfect accuracy, just a great great player...Can be bought for 10-15 mill, but in a couple of years 25 mill....(9)(29)Lets dissect YOUR wish list,
Modric, no chance, chelsea were turned away at £40 mill try another £15 on top of that & you still won't get him!
Sneijder, the only one you could get!
Hazard, either chelsea or he will end up in spain
Barkley, not yet (& thats aimed at anyone who is interested in buying him)
Wilshire, dream on, not a hope in hell
Kovacic, nope to this one as well, both spurs and arsenal interested in his services but the boy favours spurs due to modric, corluka, kranjcar and another croatian lad if his own age, his name escapes me but apparently they are close friendsDream on manc. Here come all the prawn sandwich brigade, if it dont work throw money at it.Do u know anything about the game that is the worst thing I ever seen on hear not a man u fan but grow up throw money at it no team in the world has brought as many player in to game as man u look at prem sides full of players that did not cut it at man u and so on and so on like I say befor u slag them off look at how many pro footballers they have made and look at how many they have playing for them now ! And this idea u have of them throwing money at problems grow up look at gunners , city , chelski ! How many players have man u signed recently , I really mean it look at how many players started at man u will really be shocked , even players u think are lagends for the side they play for started at man u like I say not a man u fan but greatful to them for players we have had off them in pastMan United will be fine, expect a huge reaction over the next couple of week. Yes a midfielder would be good, Modric preferrably. However the team is in good shape. Jonny Evans will be a Sunderland Player this time next year however, he is the only player that lets United down consistently.

Ins: Modric $40mil

Outs: Jonny Evans Free to Sunderland for all i care, needs to goMan United will be fine...but they'll be the second club in Manchester. Just a matter of time. That defeat is the first in a long line. I'm not a City fan but they'll be the top Manchester team shortly. Man United's arrogance and expectancy will be their downfall. A classless club with clueless fans. Good riddance.You get modders for 40 million no chance.For the first comment - the young croation lads name is Tamoslav Gomelt. Scored a hattrick on his debut in the nextgen against interYeah you know better than Fergie don't youModric and hazard is the best player , we like to see for manutd by jan transfer windowYou lose one match and the next thing is to dismantle the squad and spend a kings ransom on new players ,how typically arrogant of a manutd prawn muncher.Typical of scumbag supporter's.Their arrogance is beyond belief.When your cum -uppence come's there won't be an national day of mourning.More like a national day of celebration at the demise of a club who stand for everything that went wrong in English football over the last twenty year's. Your the reason England don't do well in world football.It was and still is a case of we come first and sod you England.You lot remind me of Gaddfi and his mob.Think you can do what you like. Well look what happened to them? So when your scumbag's decline, and they will, watch the rat's deserting a sinking ship. Just like Gaddafi's lot.


24 Oct 2011 12:57:19
Ipswich town are in talks about pos deal to sell j carson to millwall in jan. Town are heading down same road that almost bank rupted them a few years ago. And now they must settle a debt of over half million, with there landlords suffolk county councill. Town dont want to part with carson. But he is one of very few players any other team would want. A fee 700.000k will be enough.(3)(10)Take care, budgie on wind upYou would need a min of 55 million for modric and even then I cant see it.What a load of sht, sorry Carson is rated by fans as better then Wickam who went for 8-10 MillionWrong thread on Modric there mate lol.

Evans made 100m profit last trading year!
Despite us losing 5m a year out of the club you seem to forget that we got 8m for Wickham. Please fly away now little budgie


24 Oct 2011 12:30:15
Newcastle United are keen on bringing goalkeeper Jay Nolly from Candian side Vancouver Whitecaps.(1)(9)


24 Oct 2011 11:09:42
Arsenal are set to make Andrei Arshavin and Sebastian Squillaci available for transfer. Russian midfielder Arshavin is currently being courted by Terek Grozny, who could take the midfielder on loan until the summer, with the possibility of meeting the asking price of around £8 million. Squillaci, who was only signed by Arsenal a year ago, is already in talks with Belgian champions Racing Genk. Genk are keen to take the French defender for around £2.5 million and Arsene Wenger has accepted the deal, which also includes an extra £1 million based on Champions League appearances.(17)(5)Great deals, especially actually getting a transfer fee for the woeful Squilacci.


24 Oct 2011 10:59:01
Stuttgart and Russia striker Pavel Pogrebnyak could hold talks with Everton after the German side accepted a loan deal for the forward. Pogrebnyak has fallen out with Stuttgart after a disagreement in contract talks and David Moyes has alerted the player's agent that he would like to take him on loan in January until the end of the season.(8)(5)


24 Oct 2011 10:05:44
Kit Symons to be second in command at Pompey under the guidence of new manager Chris Coleman.(2)(16)Surely Kit symons should be guiding Coleman given his record


24 Oct 2011 09:51:22
Veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper is set to leave Newcastle and join Brighton on loan - The Sun(18)(2)


24 Oct 2011 08:51:23
I have heard that Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sign Modibo Maiga for £8m in the January transfer window. Javi Martinez (who can play centre defence or centre midfield) will sign for £4m. Also heard rumour that we'll be back in for Neil Taylor, whether that is in January or the summer transfer window I am not sure. Leaving in January will be Nile Ranger, James Perch, Alan Smith and maybe Danny Guthrie. If Guthrie leaves we will replace him with Lewis McGugan for £5m. {Ed002's Note -(6)(19)I don't know what Javi Martinez you are talking about but it won't be Bilbao's for 4 million. Even if they were to think of selling him which currently they aren't he would cost nearer 24 mill than 4 millJavi Martinez is one off the hottest midfields in spain at the moment. Will onl going to a massive club for the likes off 25-40 millionYou might be thinking of javi Marquez from espanyol


24 Oct 2011 08:46:14
Wolves MUST cash-in on Doyle. Yes he holds up ball, works hard but lacks goal threat. Fletcher on the other hand is about goals and has a proper impact on games, with him over the past two games I suspect our points return would have been more.

With the 8mill from doyle's departure to Villa plus any additional kitty from Morgan Wolves must sign a new centre back and a pacey forward. Dann and Mackail-Smith would have been perfect signings.

With our current crop the starting XL should be:

Hennessey GK
Doherty RB
Johnson CB
Craddock CB
Ward LB
Hammill RW
Guediora AM
Foley DM
Ohara AM
Hunt LW
Fletcher CF

The bench then made up of the versatile Elokobi, Milijas, Ebanks-Blake, Jarvis, De Vries/McLeary(2)(14)Johnson is garbage, his defendin is nhing short of comical a times, the new Bramble?Totally disagree Johnson is a quality centre halfWhat matches have you bin watching he's rubbish cash in on him in January there's only one jody craddock twice the player Johnson isI think give Sam Vokes a chance up top, he came on and completely changed the game for wolves on saturday besically scoring the 1st by puttng it on a plate for doyle forcing the goaly to parry it a couple of yards out straight at doyles feet for him to put away and making a very good run for the second to pull the defender away in order to make the space for O'HARA to stick it away, Give him a chance.......................Mid championship side there.I feel craddock is now just 2 old and probably in his last year with wolves. foley is a rb not a dm so need to look in the transfer market there. another good cb is required or maybe give zubar a chance in that postionNever to old n zubar to attacking for ch


24 oct 2011 08:44:30
any bristol city news on loan players coming in,(1)(7)From what i understand macinnes has already spoke to owen coyle on a midfielder who is now fresh from injury


24 Oct 2011 08:28:22
Newcastle to finish in top 8 this
season a fact.

Ed who do you think is the man
to replace andy carrol up front
for the toon ed because there
have been rumours
circulating that newcastle are
interested in fernando Llorente.
so ed who do you think should
be the man to replace carrol
i personaly think it should be
fernando Llorente but what do
you think. :] {Ed002's Note - I know nothing of confirmed interest in Llorente but there has been a glance in the direction of both Seydou Doumbia and Luuk De Jong. I wonder if interest in Salomon Kalou might appear at some point?}(4)(9)Top 8 fact?

I'm a Birmignham fan so have no keen interest against newcastle who are actually my 'second team' if you like as my grandparets are both Geordies. This is very presumptuous for this stage of the season.

Start talking about this if you are where you are after a long wet, cold winter. This is far too soon to be predicting a top 8 finish, although i really hope you do!How is this a fact as most of the season has not been playe dout yet? can you use your crustal ball and give me the lottery numbers thenAnother deluded divvyI cant see llorente going newcastle, why would he go from a mid table spanish side to a mid table english side, when better clubs are interested



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