Football Rumours Archive August 05 2012


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05 Aug 2012 19:46:31
Just been told from my reliable Ipswich Source that they are to complete 2 transfers this weeek.

Firstly, the long transfer saga over Steve Davies from Derby is finally set to be over. A fee of 700k, with the usual add on's, which will eventuallytake the deal to 1million was accepted yesterday, and Davies is expected at Portman Road on monday for talks and a medical, all set to be confirmed by Wednesday.

Secondly, Kelvin Wilson of Celtic is set to join ITFC, for a fee believed to be in the region of 225l. Although late interest from Nottingham Forest, im told he has no interest in returning and only wants to move to Portman Road.

Both deals will be done by friday, heard it hear first.

No chance with Davies.We want payments up front,so don't lie.

Im not lieing, its what ive been told. No reason to doubt my source, who has told me about every ITFC signing this summer before they were linked with in the media. Ive know since March that ITFC were interested in Loach and Chambers.

Im not saying your not signing davies but clough just said we will give him a run out with the reserves agianst belper.
The fee has to be 1 million cash then add ons from there.We already have our replacement ready and need a certian amount of money.My bet is blackburn

He wont move to Blackburn as he wants a move down south, he's said that repeatedley.

Derby wont get 1million for him, and they know that. Just passing on what ive been told, 700k upfront, with 300k add ons to come in future.

His going to itfc and will score a hatful

I'm sure he will have interest in a move back to Forest, he's a huge fan, who have a new manager, look play-off candidates, and were the club that got him interest from Giants such as Celtic.

You need to stop reading the eadt mate ipswich will not be signing these two players we will be brining in three new players in next ten days a striker a defender and a left midfielder but not these two

Davies is in talks with reading

He dosent know where he wants to move and ipswich isnt down south.We dont need to sell we bought him for 200k
clough says theres a high possibilty hes staying due to no valuation being met.
WHy has this dragged you cant afford him so move on.Its Crawley saying they are getting torres but can afford 200k of his 40 million price tag but carrying on the story even though it wont happen.
I dont care if he leaves but he wont unless we get a million.

Davies has never said he wants to move down south. He said he wants to move for family reasons. different things completely.

I've been told that Jewells main plan is to try to break the 15 game Watford hoodoo this season - which is a major embarrassment - so he is exclusively looking at Watford players - so having signed 3 duds (Ellington / Loach and Priskin) his next targets are Iwelumu / Jenkins and Doyley.

Well I frankly doubt you'll get a million pounds for him, if I'm honest.

Buy a map mate....Ipswich is in the south!

Davies will be sold for the best offer DCFC receive at or above their valuation. Whilst they would certainly like £1 million, or even more, I doubt that they would want to keep him for the season and then get nothing. Unless there are 2 or 3 clubs bidding, I expect anything above £500k will be accepted eventually.

Jewell NEVER did sign Priskin, GET it right!



05 Aug 2012 19:33:11
Brfc have turned their attention to charlie Austin as ffc's latest bid of 6.5 + add ons has gazumped them , lukaku will join fulham on loan from chelsea n the whites have enquired after jeremy toualalan of malaga who prefers the capital over the north east n the midlands . Dempsey will join roma for 9m and buttner n douglas (ruiz's best freind) will join ffc over whufc n nufc .

westham fan who works at ffc.

Eddie Howe said to the Burnley Express chief writer yesterday that Charlie Austin would be leaving over his dead body. Good luck with that :)

To Rovers, more chance of me laying an egg.

Even Burnley's money-grabbing directors would not dare sell a crowd favourite to their deadly rivals - their lives would not be worth living.

Any other team but not Blackburn.



05 Aug 2012 19:31:51
Emile Heskey rejects chance to play for Blackpool JB

I was at bloomfield Road today and he looked impessed sat next to Ian evatt. after the peformance the boys put on cant see why he wouldnt want to play for us also he is running out of options. UTMP

I think he'll regret it if he does, can't be many teams willing to pay him to play!

He will go to sunderland, watch this space

Turned it down when he found out the donkey stables next to the ground have gone!
No loss.

Won't go to sunderland, been lucky to play in prem as long as he has!

He was at Bloomfield Road? Were you at the testimonial match? If he was there then he will probably sign seeing as when we have our top quality in the game we can beat Premier League teams such as Everton.

A donkey off the nearby beach would be a better bet.

Can't agree terms, wants to much. Leicester, hull and now Pool have turned him down.



05 Aug 2012 19:08:36
Heard a rumour round Boundary park that former striker Shefki Kuqi is in talks with league one side Walsall.
Kuqi played 40 games last season scoring 11 for the Latics.

Kuqi left Oldham following the expiry of his contract on 1 July 2012 as the club could not afford to keep him for the 2012-2013 campaign. As the Latics wanted to use the money elsewhere more so than just on one player.

He had the option of a new contract at oldham but he turned it down

By the way PLAYERSHARE payed his wages until Xmas then the club payed his wages. So he's not on a cheap wage so doubt he will sign for Walsall. He tired after 20 games and never got it back again. Again you know nothing writing these rumours.

He is in Finland with his father who is ill and his wife is pregnant so good luck with that one.

Have him! He proved he's passed it after half the season. Couple of decent goals but not got the pace for league 1 now!

He has family issues that distracted his second half of the season and he's lost too much pace

Signed for Hibs in the SPL.



05 Aug 2012 18:19:31
Brian Stock set to sign for Burnley this week

Hope he does, bored of seeing this rumour!

Done his back in again on Saturday - according to Doncaster DRVC site.

I thought stock transfer was done and dusted at burnley, with medical completed. Now rumours saying he is injured again, surprise surprise.



05 Aug 2012 18:16:24
Any Cardiff rumours Ed?

Tommy smith and Bellamy in this week

Apart from Evina from Charlton Athletic and Bellamy there's nothing mate.

Don't want Tommy Smith, we have enough strikers, Bellamy always welcome and we do need depth in defence (I believe Evina's a left back).

Evina I have not seen anything about that. Is he any good?

Then Envia is someone we should get as a back up and Tommy Smith is a winger plays on the right i know that much we are after an attacking midfielder another stiker which might be bellers and a defender back up for gerrard



05 Aug 2012 17:50:06
Sammy Ameobi to join Huddersfield on
loan from Newcastle.

Really hope this is true, would be a really good signing in championship scores plenty of goals when Newcastle were in that division. Fingers crossed its true. John

Now that would be an interesting signing, a young and up and coming striker who would gain great experience and not be the type to be demanding a place every match.

John Sammy never played for Newcastle in the Championship, he was 17 it was his brother Shola and I hope he does to get him good game time which will befit Newcastle United

Good rplacement for Rhodes

Pards wants to use sammy as a impact sub so it's unlikely

Yes my mistake was mixing him up with his brother. John

If Sammy goes on loan then that will mean we've bought a new striker, as he is now 4th choice (him and Arfa) behind ba, cisse and shola

Newcastle will not do business with Hudersfield since they sacked Clarke

^^^^^hahah! So we sack Clark and toon wont ever deal with hudds again? Get a grip

^^^haha WHAT?? how does that work...... daftest comment seen on here for ages, there not married !!and imagine if this were true no one would ever get any business done, why would newcastle have anything to do with what dean hoyle decides to do with his football club, does that mean fulham,sunderland and norwich will never do business with huddersfield aswell cos he used to WORK there.
Clarke was once on sky sports does that mean huddersfield will now be blanked by sky??? terrier85
terrier85 {Ed044's Note -



05 Aug 2012 17:49:13
Man City striker Luca Scapuzzi to join
Crystal Palace in deal worth around

He's a midfielder

Attacking midfielder

Is he any good Man City fans?



05 Aug 2012 17:47:42
Tom Carroll could join Crystal Palace
on loan from Tottenham

Is he any good Tottenham fans?

I'm a Derby fan, he was on loan here last year, and he is abysmal, can't pass, dribble, shoot, and probably cost us a play off place.



05 Aug 2012 17:42:58
Matty Whichelow to join Stevenage on
loan until January

Who is this guy

Doubt it, Smith has purchased two new wingers (Morais and Akins) and already has Freeman, sou would rather these three get playing time. Saying that, it would be great to have such a young flairy player at the Boro



05 Aug 2012 17:15:22
Qpr midfielder Hogan Ephraim to join Sheff Wed on
loan until January



05 Aug 2012 17:14:52
any new bolton wanderers rumours today thanks

It seems as if the carlos sanchez deal isnt going through. Agent is making the deal impractical for coyle



05 Aug 2012 17:10:35
Mansfield striker Ben Hutchinson
interesting Preston boss Graham

It's Matt Green that's interesting him.

North end want to sign beavon he is the top target

Yes its scott beavon from wycombe were after!



05 Aug 2012 17:08:52
Chris Wood interested Leeds boss Neil
Warnock. A loan deal could be comple
ted soon.

Why would leeds want him.



05 Aug 2012 17:07:58
Highly rated Man Utd youngster Larnell
Cole to join Peterbrough on loan



05 Aug 2012 17:02:57
Celtic striker Mohamed Bangura interes
ting Ipswich.

That would be an early Christmas present
Sometimes wonder who scouts these duds
If you add up all the silly £1-2mill signings that have been wasted at CP we could easily have had Jordan Rhodes & a decent Centre Half. Going to be tuff to get players to come now unless we progress in Europe

Well if ur a Celtic fan it would have been chief scout John park. He spotted izzy, kayal, big victor an hooper! Does he still spot duds? Plus it was henrik larsson who recommended him to Lennon an Celtic!

Hope he does move on, is not good enough for CL.

Bangura hasnt been given a good run of games consistently. He has had bad injury problems... Good move. And Garry Parker spotted Hooper, not John Park

Bangura like Wilson just need a bit of time, they've had a season, now letrs see if they can play, there have been flashes from both players, that they could still an excellent bit of business.



05 Aug 2012 17:02:01
Rob Hulse is a target for Ipswich, Paul
Jewell sees Hulse as the ideal man to
partner Michael Chopra up front.

Bit old now



05 Aug 2012 16:56:21
Kyel Reid expected to join Doncaster
from Bradford in the next few days,
Dean Saunders has been impressed by
the left sided player.

Dream on no way this is happening

What rubbish



05 Aug 2012 16:53:22
Any Middlesborough fc news?



05 Aug 2012 16:50:30
Iain Hume to have medical at Blackpo
ol in the next few days



05 Aug 2012 16:52:04
Bournemouth have completed the signing of richard hughes and this pompey player so bournemouth have a good squad ready next season

Confirmed signing of richard hughes for free, because he left pompey last year when they got into money troubles. Need to get back match fitness and prove himself this time at bournemouth, as previous he left letting afcb down. At his age he will spend most of the 2 year contract in the medical room.

We let him go cause he was rubbish! Simple as that, and wasent worth keeping on. He wasent very good when we first signed him let alone now. He will add nothing to your team other than an extra wage and another warm space on the bench. but you'll soon find that one out....

I think most Bourenmouth fans arn't expecting much from this player anyway & really shore why we sign him.

Yes bournemouth fans are not expecting to much from him, very dubvious signing by bournemouth as richard hughes record speaks for waste of space! Only good thing about him and his transfer is he was free, but expect afcb to waste money on his excessive wage demands.



05 Aug 2012 16:51:25
Hans Vuckic to join Blackpool on sea
son long loan deal

You've had a nightmare his names Haris vuckic



05 Aug 2012 16:46:22
Ignasi Miquel to Stevenage on loan.

Who is this guy {Ed001's Note - Arsenal youngster.}

Much as I would love this, I can't see it happening, Miquel is too good for us



05 Aug 2012 16:45:16
Norwich have made a £5.5m bid for Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang



05 Aug 2012 16:42:36
Bradley wright Phillips off to Leicester for 1.5 million
Which will Give charlton the funds to buy Sam baldock

As a charlton fan this would be a great deal , however as its not going to happen I really don't care

As a Charlton fan with a brain, I think this is absolute rubbish and even if it wasn't I'd want a few million thrown in. BWP is a proven goal scorer V Sam Baldock is a Wannabe. Sam is a good lad but we've not bid for him because our interest is elsewhere no other reason, end of.

Hope so

Fair play , I just think bwp will be found out in this division, in league one he could easily get away with being lazy , however I would much rather have Danny Haynes



05 Aug 2012 16:19:14
notts county to sign lloyd sam he will
be the new number 7. johnathan forte
unlikely to join notts county getting
good intrest from brentford and
preston north end.

Jonathan Forte is unlikely to join PNE, the Southampton player North End are interested in is Lee Barnard.

Have you been reading the nottingham post website for the number 7 thing?

Forte will only interest Brentford if they fail to secure the signng of Paul Hayes

Would love Brentford to sign Jonathon Forte.

Brentford are not interested in Jonathan Forte, we haven't held talks with him and he isn't a player who is on our radar.

I am not at liberty to say who we are in talks with nor who my sources are. I will only say that we have held talks with 2 strikers, one currently at a championship club and the other is with a league one club.

I believe Brentford will announce 2 new signings on thursday



05 Aug 2012 16:12:38
notts county to expect to sign lloyd sam next week he will be proberly the last signing of the summer



05 Aug 2012 16:02:08
Sheffield Utd's Stephen Quinn is set for a move to Huddersfield Town

Come on Grayson make this move happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good player hope we sing him

Why do we need another midfielder fair enough if we could pay then enough to sit on the bench or in the reserves, but we cant so our priority at the moment has to be a striker to complement novak, lee and or complement/replace rhodes

Hope thia ia true



05 Aug 2012 16:21:23
york city to make move for free agent
brian smikle



05 Aug 2012 15:57:17
Watford striker chris iwelumo is a rumoured target for swindon

Is there anyone we are not bidding for? This smacks of desperation to me! I know we've lost several targets recently but I fear pdc hedging his bets by bidding for anyone available is a very bad sign. Teams need to be built not thrown together

Oldham fans seemed convinced he was signing for them

Doesnt mean its true mate to the first reply

Would still be a good 4th striker nonetheless

WTF, just because people write on here that we are after someone doesn't mean we are.. The only target we havent signed is Bostock, we signed all of the others all of which look quality players, we will sign a new striker early next week, from a Championship club and that will probably be it until the season starts..,



05 Aug 2012 15:55:32
Danny Rose has been told by the Spurs he can leave on loan for the season. Norwich want him to play LB and he could go there soon.

He could go anywhere mate



05 Aug 2012 15:54:19
Norwich signings:
Omar Abdulrahman
Jordan Rhodes
Steven Whittaker
Jacob Butterfield
Robert Snodgrass
Michael Turner
Andrew Crofts
Chris Martin

Jorden rhodes is going to blackburn

What a load of rubbish



05 Aug 2012 15:34:28
Emily Heskey is joining the Terriers on a free transfer.

I hear he's having a medical at Blackpool



05 Aug 2012 15:46:59
Derby have signed defender Valentin Gjokaj on a free transfer after impressing during a trial.

No he hasnt

The want him to sign for the club they are in talks



05 Aug 2012 15:44:07
West Bromwich Albion have ended their interest in Wolfsburg striker Patrick Helmes. The German striker came off injured during their friendly defeat 2-0 to the hands of Manchester City on Saturday.

The striker faces 6 months on the sidelines after scans show he has a torn cruciate ligament injury.

It seemed the Baggies would only pursue a deal if one of their star strikers left, after reports Odemwingie and Cox are gaining plenty of interest.

West Brom have ended their interest and might review him next summer once he has recovered fully.

Sunderland were also interested.


Cox star man?

Stop questioning the bloke, he brought you some news didnt he? he probably meant more odemwingie than cox though

West Brom to bring in Swedish target man MArkus Rosenberg he is a free agent after being released from Werder Breman, and has flown to the West Midlands to start contract negotiations.

Another cheap option to keep the money firmly in Peace`s pocket.
Why cant we show just a bit more ambition and spend a few million on a player. Once again one is left wondering where all the TV money has gone.

We are having a new halfords stand soon, so more than likely that the tv money spent!!!

To be honest rosenberg would cost a few buck if he wasnt a free agent. around 2mill minimum depending on his contract length.



05 Aug 2012 15:37:25
spurs are waitng on man city to sign another striker then they will attempt to loan two players of them levy doesnt want to splash the cash..
spurs fans will say b/s wait n see

Can't you only loan one player from the same club in the Premiership?

Man City would not look to be lending any players to their rivals would not be good sense, they don't need to offload to save wages



05 Aug 2012 15:23:21
Any news on who the striker swindon are close to signing could be? Heard kitson, hayes, barnard and forte so far..

If you get kitson? I feel sorry for you lot. Rubbish is an understatement. But I'm sure I heard he's retiring now? So lucky you if true....

Kitsons never past it, 32 isnt that old

It's not the fact he's 32 it's the fact he's crap!!! he's goals to games ratio is none is abysmal. I should know I'm a Pompey fan! Not to mention he ll command silly money. Not worth 2-3 goals a season....

I doubt its true anyway about Kitson, we wont fork out massive wages for him



05 Aug 2012 15:17:39
Norwich putting 6m bid for Rhodes in and also launching a 5m surge for Scott Sinclair

Club Insider

I dont think so my friend. 5mill for Sincliar? please try to keep your rumours realistic. we have nothing like this kind of money to spend unless we sell.

Needs to be 6 million down + add ons (2 million + ) b4 any nogotiations as far as i am concerned and sell on clause

From a neutral i think scott sinclair is worth more than Jordan Rhodes

NCFC have at least £12M left to buy players this transfer window, where are you getting ideas that we have no transfer budget left, Crofts was sold because he could not cut it in premier, likewise I suspect Martin will be sold on if we can get a realistic price for him, I also suspect Lappin, Ward and Jackson could be sold on provided the right price can be achieved and replacements can be brought in.
Houghton is still evaluating exactly who he is prepared to sell on and will only release players when he is certain of his targets.

Utter rubbish you aint got the money and you could not pay the wages

Well it doesn't exactly work like that. you dont just get a cheque from the PL and broadcasters in July and say there you go. we might have 6mill or so available b4 september for 2-3players. then by january should be similar to last season when we spent around 5.5mill. but the whole sum will not be available now. payments are spread throughout the course of a season and we are clearing our outstanding debts this year so we wont advance these payments.
anyone sold will just add to this transfer budget.

Rhodes won't leave Huddersfield in this summer transfer window, he'll play half a season in the championship and people will evaluate his performance and then start to think about bidding for him.

Realistically Norwich will either stick to there current squad and keep the 12m for January or get one more player in before the season starts.

As much as i would love it i cant see sinclair coming



05 Aug 2012 15:17:03
Craig Bellamy met with Malky Mackay early this morning, he will sign by Wednesday this week! Welcome home CB39



05 Aug 2012 15:16:32
Norwich offer 6m for Rhodes

Not sure about this. the only reported interest was from Fulham and Blackburn.

Try harder you wont get him for that and he not going anywhere so keep dreaming

You may have done... not being accepted...

Can bid that all you like but you won't get him for that


Having watched this player several times on a professional basis ,,goalscorer yes ,unproven at championship level let alone premiership hence the reason no one is risking 6 m on him ,unlike Rodriguez who was a snip at 6.5



05 Aug 2012 15:04:16
Watford expected to sign Marcello Trot
tta on loan from Fulham.

Just no. We loaned him last season, made one appearance, did nothing and was never played again.

Had him on loan last season and sent him back as he was rubbish

Not happening

Not true! Nothing has been said yet, we want more than £10ml a club like Roma and Jol would defiantly look to milk them for it.

^sorry Fulham fan, but nobody is buying Trotta for 10million. Although kacalicnic could go for around that in a couple years if he keeps developing.

Think he meant Dempsey



05 Aug 2012 15:02:25
Watford keen on the loan signing of
Apostolos Velios from Everton.



05 Aug 2012 15:00:47
Blackpool defender Craig Cathcart cou
ld be set to join Middlesbrough for a
fee of around £350,000

Thats funny

No this is very funny

Blackpool will try to hang on to him, but they might listen to bid above £500,000

We paid 750 k so keep going

Good god looking at Blackpools appalling defending last 2 seasons really hope not!

No chance mogga is more than happy with the defenders he has now and when matty bates is fit he will sign a ndeal at boro

''We paid 750k so keep going''. Well your defending last year was awful and he has 1 year left on his contract so no lets no ''keep going''.

Not really appalling. considering the way we've battered middlesborough in recent years, i think your appalling defence needs all the help it can get.

Our defence was so appauling we got to the playoff final unlike Middlesbrough.

'Blackpool's appalling defence in the last 2 season'? If I am not mistaken the first of those two Blackpool spent in the Premier League where they were no doubt one of the favourites to get relegated. And so they did, but they - and their defence in particular - put up a great fight all season and especially the last day at Manchester United which, although I am not a Blackpool supporter I remember well. And the second season Blackpool finished in the play off places and went on to the play off final where they narrowly lost out to West Ham United. Plus, they kept a clean sheet when they beat us 3 - 0 at their place and furthermore a defence is not made up of one person. It tends to be 4 people but depending on the formation could be 5 or 3, so you cannot blame any of Blackpool's defensive mistakes on one man.
That was from a Middlesbrough fan, may I add.

My mate is a blackpool fan and he thinks your defending is a joke. think keystone kops was the phrase he used for your last two seasons. Our defance is fine thanks. thats why premiership clubs are wanting our defenders not yours!

Ye u still conceded alot but u scored alot of goals. Boro are useless at scoring goals but hopefully mowbray can fix that. Plus at the time we lost our only defensive mid and our only 2 decent centre halfs were injured so no wonder u put 3 past us.

Look at the Goals against stats mate. bet u one of these Boro fans that are constantly criticsing us when we lose . On the phone moan moan. defend your own team mate

So last years 8 clean sheets out of 10 games nothing then for a team that goes all out attack for 90 mins

Right ok if u like ill take the comment about conceding loads of goals back but someone sed sumat saying ''we payed 750k so keep going''. Hes on the last year of his contract so u would be lucky to 400k. Plus we have better centre backs in rhys williams and jonny woodgate. There are free agents available which could do as good a job as him so why would we want him?

Woodgate,rhys Williams,seb Hines,macmnus ,Bennett,parnaby and hoyte there is no better defence in champ,

Dont know why boro fans are arguing with blackpool fans look at players in recent past we/they have had no comparison, as soon as their manager if of to bigger and better things, they will be on the slippery road to nowhere again!! FACT

''Woodgate,rhys Williams,seb Hines,macmnus ,Bennett,parnaby and hoyte there is no better defence in champ''.
I agree mate. McManus isnt a bad centre half even though he isnt wanted. Its down to his style of play.

Our manager as in mogga?? From boro goin nower u person! (Blackpool fans) lmao spent a couple of seasons above league 1 all of a sudden they're massive lmao

An I missin Sumat where's blackpools history??? {Ed044's Note - no no thats it!! lol

Saha,Kewell,cathcart,all in talks with Mogga

We (Blackpool) absolutely out-played you at your own ground and made you look like a Blue Square Prem team. Your team has no potential or talent, Mid-table at best.

Last time we played u (Blackpool) you where lucky to get a point, I was there.secondly to say BORO have no talent is way of the mark, BORO's academy is category 1 is blackpools no, our academy is worth more than Blackpool football club.boro's ground,academy,training centre you cant compete with.yes you have competed well against us but like your manager said last time u where here blackpool could only wish to have what BORO can give there players.secondly there's a lot if talented players at when you've spent 11 years in prem,European finals than come back and gloat.

If I am not mistaken last season's home game against Blackpool (from a Boro fans perspective) resulted in a 2 - 2 draw, in which Blackpool narrowly managed to come behind from one goal down each time.

May i say to the boro fan as a blackpool fan did you last year get to the play off final did you two years ago play your trade in the premier leauge and do you have anyone on your team that has played internationally for a credditable naqtion and the answer to that is NO where as is we apply this criteria to blackpool you will see the answer as Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Couldn't have put it better myself mate nice com to that personic bpool fan but u forget the major trophie win ;)

Also also who is Borros greatest manager steve mclearan and as he proved he is rubbish ours on the other hand is joe smith managed us for over 700 games and took us to 2 nd in the table and won us the fa cup and our player won the ballon d'or borro has done 1 of these before you start on history

Scott mcdonald and rhys williams for australia. Jason steele was in the olympic squad. Mcmanus and thomson for scotland. If u count them as a creditable nation. So who are your players playing for ''creditable nations''? Ye wow a wembley final and 1 season in the premier league. We were there for 11 seasons in a row playing in the uefa cup (lost in the final), two amazing comebacks in the quarter and semi finals. We won the Carling cup and got to the fa cup final (got beat be chelsea) . What have u done which is as special as that? {Ed003's Note - Congratulations,where is this going??? }

I find it embarrassing when you have to state all the things you have won in the whole clubs history (NOT EVEN RECENT HISTORY IN MOST CASES). Sure Middlesbrough have WAY WAY better facilities, structure and budget than Blackpool yet you are still competing in the same division as them and they have been competing to a much higher level regardless of your opinions.
In my opinion a club the size of Middlesbrough should be a top half of the Prem club and they are not and therefore failing there expectations.
A club the size of Blackpools should be league 1/ bottom of the championship but they are competing (SUCCESSFULLY) in reaching the Prem.
As you can see from these examples size of club is irrelevant so stop bringing it up, over the last 3 years Blackpool have been superior to Middlesbrough and this is from a neutral point of view.(WEST BROM FAN) {Ed003's Note - Thanks,we can now end this}

Both clubs have indifferent form of late yeah blackpool above expectations and boro below but again last season makes no difference anymore as its past the new season will bring both clubs highs and lows and the outcome will show how far both clubs have come. forget the past its the past look to the future. one for all fans to realise that being i nteh premier league for a continued time scale does a few things firstly if you dont have a wage structure and you bring players in on high wages and the fan through the gate are low then one way or the other its doom, the reason why the champoinship is so good right now and will be for the forseable is that soon enough the wage, expenditure will totally bring into line how clubs wok and how they can manage. in summary then look forward to a new season and lets hope we all make it a tough ride for the 3 relegated teams then it will be interesting to see if money makes a big deal at our level...from a boro fan

Fair comment from the WBA fan I'm a boro fan n he's dead right !

WBA fan spot on blackpool have good points and so do borro butin the end anything can hapen and so lets sit back relax and just agree cathcart aint going anywhere

I'm a boro fan n have nothing against bpool in fact good on em for outdoing expectations in the last few seasons but fingers crossed its gonna be boro doing that this season



05 Aug 2012 14:59:08
Middlesbrough are looking into
signing Leeds' Ramon Nunez.

Leeds cannot unload their surplus persons on the Boro

Leeds can mate

Well we dont wont your rejects

Boro don't need any Leeds players to be fair

Mogga we need to get paul taylor hes up at the posh would be a class buy sumone cum in 4 jo bennet plz to make way 4 a striker

Becchio or mccormack would easily get in the Boro team!

''Becchio or mccormack would easily get in the boro team''. We av emnes who would be an automatic choice. Mcdonald, jutkiewicz and main would give them a run for there money so they wouldnt. Thing is rhys williams and jonny woodgate would easily get in your team so it works either way.

Yeah right as if woodgate or williams would get in the leeds team woody needs a sick note evey club he goes to you will be lucky to get 10 games out of him this season and as for the other he is average at best thats why he i still playing for boro

Becchio and mccormack would walk into anyteam in the championship never mind boro they couldnt even afford to clean there boots

Woodgate played 23 league games for stoke last year. Not bad considering he's injury prone. If fit he would stroll into ur team like ours. Rhys williams is a better centre half than jason pearce and kisnorbo, u obviously dont av a clue cos he has been looked at decent prem sides such as newcastle and villa. Woody and williams if fit are the best cb pairing in the league and a few prem sides, simple as that. Becchio and mccormack wouldnt mate. Emnes is as good as them and alot younger and mcdonald/jutkiewicz or main are as good. Mccormack is being kicked out by warnock so he cant be that good can he. He has had 1 good season. Well he isnt warnocks player, warnock goes for players which bully there way out of the league. Players which hoof the ball in the box and force themselves on the cross with there physical presence.

Rhys Williams average at best? Take off your Leeds tinted glasses buddy, Rhys Williams is rightly regarded as one of the best players in the Championship. "Average at best". HA

And as for Woody, on talent alone he's by far the best CB in this league. Yes he's had injury problems but let's not forget we kept him healthy his entire last spell at Boro.

Rhys Williams average you obviously haven't watched this lad through the years,his one of the best centre backs,defensive mids in league,Leeds couldn't afford him that's for sure.rhys,hines,woody would walk into the leeds team,remember leeds finished below BORO so why would we want any of there players,as for Rhys not having ambition,he has ambition for BORO that's why his staying.boro academy still producing.

If your comparing the finance side of it now, yeah I've heard bates really gets behind the club doesn't he

Williams is the best defender In tHis league!
Woodgate is even better when fit
Boro don't want Leeds players, you need ours

No they wouldn't there's a lot better strikers worth less than you'd pay for them two in for BORO I can see mogga buying 1 more striker.

Think you will find that neil rates mccormacks thats why he will be signing a new contract at leeds and another thing ross scored 19 goals last season which one of your players got that many thats right none

Emnes did so there you go

Emnes, a man who until mogga took over was wideley regarded as a winger, got 1 less (18) so lets not get carried away here

Warnock doesnt want him. McCormack has been mentioned with a move away and mackail-smith coming in, so he obviously doesnt want. Bates doesnt get behind ur club in funds for transfers, he grabs as much money he can get eg gradel snodgrass howson ... the list is endless.

You know nothing about football then clearly if you think warnock doesnt want ross to stay both the club and the player are in talks over a new contract he is more than happy at leeds why wouldnt he be he is playing for the biggest club in the league

Leeds they still think they are one of hte big boys,,, listen in your NOT, just just part of other former big clubs now in a very competetive league and 10-12 teams think they can go up but in reality only 2 can and at least 1 or 2 of those teams are teams who are relegated (normally) anyway leeds fans get a grip you aint really brough anybody in that makes me think wow what a team promotion, you have blackburn who are the only team doing that right now and then you have forrest with a big wallet but they seam to be slow o nthe up take... its going to be a long seaqson guys and im sure leeds will be in the top 10 but top 2 no chance lets hope boro do you agaiun at elland road haha UTB

Im a boro fan n in reality it's 3 teams who go up mate not 2 lol

It's 3 teams that go up you bumder

Looks like you are a promotion capable squad after that performance at Oakwell

Long long season to come so don't get 2 carried away with yasels coz yaz won 1 numb**** haha



05 Aug 2012 14:54:10
Conor Coady is close to joining Ipswich
Town on loan from Liverpool, Ipswich b
oss Paul Jewell is a big admirer of the



05 Aug 2012 14:48:21
bury to sign jordan rugg after a succsefull trial.

Oh. apparently he knows were the back of the net is acording to 1 of the bury players.

sorce bury website

With Richie Barker moving to Crawley Town will this signing still go ahead?

His on trial until next wek so when the new manager comes in then hell sign him up

Andy Mvorrell is favourite too take over at gigg lane as player manager as he is a shakers legend. He would have to.leave wrexham first though and rugg wipp still go ahead this afternoon so very shortly indeed!

Dont think so after signing craig jones

Craig jones is a midfielder and rugg is a forward

Ye i know jones is a midfielder and rugg is a forward but wont we have enuff players



05 Aug 2012 14:41:41
Couple of big transfers are looking likely this week Tottenham are going to wrap up deals for Randon and Lloris once Modric completes his £32m move to Real Madrid. Arsenal are still hoping to convince RVP to stay and they will be making a big statement on Monday when they complete their record £18m signing of Santi Cazorla. Liverpool are closing on Joe Allen and this deal will be fast tracked now as Team GB are out of the Olympics. Lucas Moura to United is another deal which is edging towards completion.

José Salomón Rondón has just signed for Rubin Kazan!

Rondon as signed for Rubin Kazan

Rondon has gone to rubin kazan

Madrid are losing interest in Modric

Allen unlikely to leave

Lloris doesn't want to leave lyon



05 Aug 2012 14:37:35
Express FM just said that Liam Lawrence is willing to take a pay cut down to 5 grand a week to stay at Portsmouth, if this is then he will be one of the best players in the league, Ben Haim could go back to former club Bolton after Owen Coyle wad impressed by him in a friendley match and to help out pompey, as part of the deal believed to be around £250,000 Joe Riley will join Pompey on a season long loan deal

Why would we want Riley (right Back) when we have Dumbaya, that said , cheaper than TBH.

I can't see Ben Haim returning to the Reebok nor can I see Joe Riley being sent on loan as he will be challenging for a 1st team spot this year

Heard exactly the same thing about LL7

And given PFC's situation why pay anything let alone 250k ?

TBH wont be going back to Bolton.

I hope can find himself a top club, He hasn't been given the best reception at Fratton Park, but I think he has been a valuable patron. Good Luck to him if he does go to Bolton, I can see that working out for him.



05 Aug 2012 14:34:49
Fulham have accepted a £9m bid from Roma for Clint Dempsey. Liverpool are interested but they only made a bid of £6m and are unwilling to match Fulham's valuation of the player.

Not true! Wait untill you hear from officials Roma were interested in him a month ago Liverpool have dropped out because we want more than £10ml for him.



05 Aug 2012 14:30:20
Josh Vela joing Doncaster on loan from

I can't see it . Vela will be challenging for a 1st team position at the Reebok this season

This wont be happening the club have said lona players this season only to cover serious injury problems



05 Aug 2012 14:18:04
I have it on good authority that Blackpool are going to make an audacious attempt to reunite the former England strike partnership of Michael Owen and Emile Heskey.

They have a salery cap at Blackpool of about 10 k per week!

Emile heskey is coming michealm owen not

Not a chance.Oyston does not pay good money for as been footballers.

This salary cap existed a couple of years ago but not anymore

How does Barry ferguson and Kevin Phillips both earn more then 10k, there is no salary cap.

Salary cap of 10k? That's funny cos Ferguson is on 20k

Oyston would never pay someone a 20k salary. try 10k

Ferguson is on 13k, GTF is on 13k, K.Phillips is on 15k, Crainey and Evatt are on 12k and Angel Martinez on 11k. Still think theres a 10k salary cap?

They arent on that money dont believe everything that fifa says

Correction KP is on 13k



05 Aug 2012 14:08:55
Ipswich are said to be interested in signing Lewis Mcgugan from Notts Forrest for around £250K but Forrest want alot more none elese said - Newspaper

250,000 get real why would he want to go to ipswich why would anybody

Cos we have potential but never fulfill it but will one day

Seems like all your players are desperate to leave, and Ipswich have made some decent signings this summer

All the players are desperate to leave? Get real, most the players who have left Forest hanged around to see if they would get new contracts, including Chambers(who was poor last season anyway). Lewis Mcgugan will not leave his home town club for Ipswich Town.

Sorry to upset you but Lewis will go to who ever pays him the most simple as if it's Ipswich notts f or Elgin in Scotland same as every player

Derby fan-hes the only player i actually want from forest so 250k doubt it.

Nobody is upset... I find it funny you think Ipswich could sign Mcgugan for 250K though! Try 2.5 million and you might get a chance to talk to the player. Still dont think he would want to take a backwards/sideways step though.

Laughed so hard nearly bought a round 250k wouldn't buy his boots lol



05 Aug 2012 13:44:37
New Zealander James Musa set to sign for Northampton Town



05 Aug 2012 13:31:43
paul taylor in talks with leeds

Who is he

Yeah right . That's why player deals are being sanctioned and improved contract offers being made.

He's the one who pushed a ball boy over when he played against us last year.



05 Aug 2012 13:29:30
Birmingham city looking to sign guirane ndaw on loan again but may face competition from forest and Brighton

Wont be on his way to Brighton as our priority is one maybe two strikers. CMS maybe on his way out to Leeds as a straight swap with McCormack. Poyet will still have funds for a target man if this was to happen.

Not Brighton. We have four centre backs already which is enough

Hope brighton sighn Sam Baldock, seems there are a lot of clubs after him

Why would we want Baldock?? Not really a target man? If CMS stays or McCormack comes in, then we would still need a more imposing an ideal realistic world CMS to stay with old partner Aaron McLean being brought in!

He's a midfielder not a defender

Don't think any of these will sign, next few days I think Dave kitson will be added to our squad. Good target man for cms

There is no swap with mccormack leeds do not want him cause warnock thinks and is right that mccormack is a better player than cms

If Kitson is brought in then my Opinion of Gus will not be good!

Jordan Rhodes would be a great addition to Brighton IMHO

Why on earth would we want Aaron McLean?! Is it not bad enough that we wasted all that cash on CMS without bringing in another mediocre striker!



05 Aug 2012 13:12:40
Blackburn have had 3m bid rejected for Barcelona B striker Jonathan Soriano

He doesn't play for Barca anymore! Signed for FC Red Bull Salzburg in Jan 2012.

Except he plays for Red Bull Salzburg!

He doesn't even play for Barca B...
He left them last January...

Worst rumour he plays for Salzburg



05 Aug 2012 13:12:07
Stoke City will make Michael Kightly their second signing and have pulled the plug on jarvis after refusing to meet 10m asking price.

3rd signing.

Not so sure... good player but not great so.. so stoke can have him.. personally think they have ok wingers.. not the best passer

Third signing Cameron was second

4th signing, we signed ben glasgow from arsenal, jamie ness from rangers and geoff cameron from houston dynamo

Ben glasgow was an academy signing.

Ben glasgow wastnt a academy sighning because we offerd him a professional contract

Does it matter.. all we have signed is not average players and UN tested



05 Aug 2012 13:08:22
Coventry are set to rival Doncaster Rovers to the signing of Fabien Robert

I'd see him opting for donny tbh, not just because I'm a fan, but simply because he knows the players and the manager might all be just rumours though



05 Aug 2012 13:05:58
Bristol City to complete the signing of Sam Baldock on Tuesday. They're also going to confirm the capture of Akos Buszaky on a free transfer. It was rumoured that the deal fell through but ongoing talks have put the deal back on. A Centre Back is also likely to sign on Wednesday



05 Aug 2012 13:26:45
Derby County are putting together
a bid for Johnny Russell who is their
Number 1 target to replace
Steve davies.Expect this to be
again an Undisclosed fee.

Nope he's on his way to Celtic once ki leaves the hoops!

Celtic and Derby are to battle it out.
Celtic have more money but he has been told by friends to try his hand in England
by Scottish manager

Great wee player think he should stay at dundee utd just now rather than be a sub at Celtic every week

Championship is well better than the spl I would love him to join Derby but with Derby trying to sell Steve Davies for £1m would that be enough to get his service ?



05 Aug 2012 13:25:01
Exeter city have hijacked plymuff's bid to sign darius vassell, he sign at st jamies park tomorrow on a 2 year deal after taking a huge pay cut for first team footy!



05 Aug 2012 13:23:34
Scouts at the Dundee united and
Hibs game expect offers for Russell
and Mackay stevens to come.

Good young players with big potential.

List of teams scouting (do not know players)

Bristol City
Derby County



05 Aug 2012 13:14:31
Radosav Petrovic is set to sign for Dnipro for 1m after signings of etuhu, nunes and muphy



05 Aug 2012 13:15:46
Bradford City to follow up capture of Nathan Doyle by announcing signings of Tom Taiwo (free agent) and Alan Lee (Huddersfield) on Monday.

Alan lee signed a one year extension after the play off's so unlikely to move to Bradford!

Alan Lee has only just signed a 1 year extension with Huddersfield so why would they then let him go to Bradford ?

Please let it be true,u can have him

Yes it will happen, apparently Alan has had to wait for Bradford to sell a striker but that is likely tomorrow so Alan should sign probably Tues.

No chance Alan lee is a good player plus he has signed a 1year contract
From a htfc fan

Would be happy with taiwo, not seen much of lee but if played at a higher level will surely be ok. Hope city don't let wells go! {Ed003's Note - Lee has only just signed a new contract}

Could be true as Alan Lee exercised a right (in his prev contract) to extend his contract it's not like the club offered him an extension

Hope Bradford do take Alan lee, agree with other town fan, no good last season for town please take him

Did I just see someone call alan lee a good player, hes poor mate, league 2 his level.

We're a div 2 team so lee would fit right in. Can't see it myself as we can't afford him . Would like Taiwo but the Carlisle compo means its a no no for us

I agree, his wages are grossly disproportionate to his talent. I say let Bradford have him.

I would pay Bradford to take Lee off our hands...



05 Aug 2012 13:14:35
Scotland Manager,Derby county
and Bristol City scouts are at the
Dundee united v Hibs game.



05 Aug 2012 12:40:37
Charlton to go for released Boro player Bart Ogbeche.



05 Aug 2012 12:08:21
Notts County boss Keith Curle is wanting to add some experience to his backroom staff and is set to appoint Glyn Hodges as coach, who was last at Fulham.

Hodges has got a coaching job in the new structure under Mark Hughes at QPR



05 Aug 2012 12:00:17
with geijo joining watford, smith and dj are on the brink, with various players leaving the club

When will people get this into there heads. We have not even spoken to DJ

Smith in talks

Not true sure of that

Not happening



05 Aug 2012 11:55:59
Hereford United are set to resign former manager Simon Davey as their new Academy Director.



05 Aug 2012 11:53:24
Former Rotherham and Barnsley manager Mark Robins is in talks with Tranmere Rovers manager Ronnie Moore over the possibilty of being some kind of coach.

Perhaps a 52 sweater or a modern one with a toilet and bar?



05 Aug 2012 11:52:49
Swindon, brentford and gillingham interested in charlton striker paul hayes

Paul Hayes to Brentford would be a good signing.



05 Aug 2012 11:48:10
Milton Keynes Dons are set to sign former Yeovil and Doncaster winger Michael McIndoe on a free transfer after being without a club for over a year. The Scot has been training with the club since the start of pre season.

He announsed his retirement from football 6 months ago to concentrate on his businesses he owns.
he isnt training with mk dons



05 Aug 2012 11:47:03
Portsmouth FC:
Once Portsmouth survive liquidation and can sign players again they will go out to sign trialists Izale McLeod and ex-crystal palace and AFC Wimbledon winger Kieran Djilali who both combined to score in pompey's 3-0 win against bolton on Saturday. They will also sign Mustapha Dumbaya who said he would be interested in signing for pompey either though their financial state. Appleton has also been looking at experienced players Jon Harley and Luke Rodgers aswell to try and form a promotion winning side.

Good luck Portsmouth! We had Dumbuya on loan last season, was good from what I saw, would happily have signed him permanently now but you'd have got yourself the best right back in league one if he signs for you!

Don't get promotion and fight against relegation confused

If you get out from liquidation

Of course he wants to sign for Pompey no fans no money no future don't be a silly boy

Oufc fan here it would'nt be worth sisgning Izale Mcleod he is lazy most of his goals were from the penalty spot he does'nt want to work and make openings better Pompey look for another striker that's my opinion good luck for next season

Get out from liquidation? we aren't in it yet and we won't

IF you survive, still a very real chance of liquidation. If you do survive believe me you wont be going for promotion, especially with -10 from the start. Seriously need to get realistic.


Here we go again, totally deluded and with this approach they do not deserve to avoid liquidation, but then we all know the FA will cobble together some stupid agreement to allow them to continue to rip off anyone stupid enough to do business with them. Suppose the only plus point is that the SFA seem to be even more toxic.

Hope we dont get rodgers, ive heard rumours about derek riordan though

Think Pompey will avoid liquidation and due to their size versus other Div1 sides, will attract good players. Without the 10 pt deduction, could see how they might challenge for promotion but realistically, that deduction will damage them. However, very best of Luck to Pompey, their fans deserve a good season!

"Think Pompey will avoid liquidation and due to their size versus other Div1 sides"...This makes no difference at all..Liquidation is still very real and its all down to 2 players now...well 1 really. If they avoid liquidation then they are going to have to make sure they live within their means this time and not spend what they don't have..Promotion will not happen for a couple of seasons at least.

Have to disagree with last poster, the size of a club makes a big difference to which players a club can attracxt. Also from season after this, when all clubs in div 1 wil be allowed to spend only a set percentage of Revenue, it will make ALL the difference.

What I meant was the size of a club doesn't matter when it comes to liquidation..not regarding attracting players. Read it properly.

Interesting exchange above.........don't think the first guy even said size of club had a relationship to whether they could be liquidated, only that it he/she thought it could allow better players to be brought in, if liquidation did not happen. Then he/she is criticised by someone who seems to agree! Come on guys, you both sound like you are Pompey fans so lets all stop arguing over nothing. All that matters right now is survival as a club, we can all agree on that!

I'm afraid the size of a club has no bearing when it comes to liquidation, look at Rangers! Anyway hope you guys can pull out of it. Cpfc fan

As a bournemouth fan i am totally with pompey a very proud club that things will get sorted before the 11th. We your small local rivals have been on the decline for decades, came within the width of a whisker going out of business, point reductions and relegation the norm. It was the fans that did not only put money in the bucket but got out and made it work. Eventualy the board got their act together and with supporters backing we have clawed ourselves back from the brink. We cleared our debts and made us viable for investment for which we are now enjoying the fruits. Don't let the pompey dream die, you might have to go further down but hold on and keep yourself alive.



05 Aug 2012 11:43:26
Middlesbrough are in talks with Wolves winger Adam Hammill over a three year deal after the Molineux club accepted a nominal fee for the former Barnsley star.

Please no,the kids are better and hungrier than hamill,not impressed if this is true !

Mowbray will not move for Castalen but still wants a right winger. Could be true

Hammill needed another season at Barnsley to show his true class, he left too early, didn't get the games he needed at Wolves, and he'll probably end up an average league one player. Would I have him back at Barnsley? Probably not, we've done it before and the players who have returned have been a shadow of their former selves.

Not sure if we'd sell him for a nominal fee, it would still be around £250k I think, but he's never going to be Premier League class so depends on Middlesbrough's ambition.

Wheels seemed to fall off during his loan. sure must be great in training



05 Aug 2012 11:40:35
Millwall are very close to signing Danny s***tu on a free transfer. The 31 year old left the club last summer to join QPR but is set to resign at The New Den.

Don't want him back. When he was at wall he looked far to clumsy.

I hope not!

Not as good as Ward

If this turns out to be TRUE? He will not BE made WELCOME! He DID NOT TREAT US WELL!

If TRUE I will NOT be happy!

He was booed all game when he returned to the den with qpr and went on to be sent off! Unlikely that he would return...


I know that wycombe's price for stuart beavon was perhaps a bit too much? but kj even if you had to pay £650k it is a great gamble? he has got to be worth a try? better then n'guessen?! surely?!

How can you say better than nguessan did you see him against Exeter he ripped it you obviously don't know what your talking about

Clearly u don't no what your on about cuz beavon got 25 goals last season for a s*** team

Wycombe want 350k not 650k but they will probably settle for 300k...a team relegated to league 2 would not expect 650k for a player

Beavon scored 25 goals for a relegated team whereas n'guessan did okay for charlton who won the league

Yhh in league 1 nguessan scored like 5 goals for charlton and played like 7 games lol so if he would of carried on the whole season with charlton he would of got similar amount of goals watch this season I reckon nguessan will be a vital player heard it here first

Well nguessan scored 4 in 7 and was playing for the league winners and beavon is playing for a team who went down, if nguessan is so good why did we loan him out in the first place?

Not as good as Ward....Really?



05 Aug 2012 11:26:00
Carl Fletcher is giving a trial to Zavon Hines



05 Aug 2012 11:16:43
RVP will now stay at arsenal after being
impressed by the signings of Giroud, podolski
and the potential signings of Santi Cazorla
and Nuri Sahin

Unfortunately it wont happen

And after no one seems to be that interested in him anymore


We had already signed Giroud and Podolski before he made his statement


If I was an Arsenal fan I wouldn't want him there after showing his true colours with all the hot air, they stood by him and paid his wages when he was continually injured and crap, after that statement I would think they would be happy to get shot...



05 Aug 2012 11:07:13
Chelsea could still sign Victor Moses in a £9 million deal.

This deal will happen this week, welcome to the bridge victor

Wigan want 10million

Very bad career move if he leaves, Chelsea would hardly play him apart from the odd League Cup appearance, Should stay where he is and develop more.

Wigan want 10m as 2m will go to Palace



05 Aug 2012 10:36:49
ryon miyaichi to wigan on loan as victor moses' replacment



05 Aug 2012 10:34:17
Simeon Jackson's number 10 shirt has
been given to new signing Robert
Snodgrass for the new season and he
is given the number 25 shirt. Could
this be proof that he is on his way out
of Carrow Road??

I heard Derby, Ipswich, Bristol City and
Charlton are intrested.

Thought Huddersfield were going to sign him?

He is one of a number of similar strikers that Derby are keeping tabs on

I would have him at Charlton!

Ipswich don't take Norwich cast-offs..

Think uve just made this up unless you're CH himself. squad hasnt been confirmed for next season yet. Jackson still Citys no.10 on website. most people expect Snodgrass to get the 7 shirt now crofts has left.

Simeon Jackson's a good player and does unexpected things that worry defences. Charlton would love to have him but, it might take a bit more than a change in his shirt number to spark it all off. 2 + 2 = 5 in this rumour

Would be a cracking signing for Charlton.



05 Aug 2012 10:32:48
tony warner to southend

Did have trial did well



05 Aug 2012 10:15:51
Sheffield United are set to complete the signing of Kevin Kyle on a free transfer.

Massive signing


The worse striker ever

7 in 19 for hearts ain't bad

I could get 7 in 19 in that league!

Well then why havnt you gone pro then?

Rather have Gordan Ramsey play for us



05 Aug 2012 10:13:25
The middle Eastern consortium responsible for the takeover have decided to end their interest after long protracted negotiations and investigations have unearthed a whole host of corporate irregularities which surround Leeds United.

The main issue was the fragmented nature of the company assets. The secondary issue was the deadlock over the training ground ( Thorp Arch) .

The collapse of the deal with not be made public, as a secondary party has come forward- believed to be of Caribbean decent. The takeover group is thought to be financially backed by Jack Warner.

Aint been funny but u no nothing same as the rest ov us so stop posting crap


Uncle Ken strikes again.

This is just total crap, if the takeover had failed Unkle Ken would be shouting it all over the world..... {Ed001's Note - not while season tickets are being sold on the back of it he won't! I would agree though, under normal circumstances, Kenneth would be gobbing off about it at every opportunity.}

That ties in with someting I heard

We have made some good signings with out the takeover have we not?

Ken only bought the club in 2011, saved the club in 2003. So this is his first season in as the top dog.

Could this be a start of something bigger?

Also I think there is no takeover =P




05 Aug 2012 09:51:24
Watford will be releasing upto 6 players from monday on loans or will accept offers to get them off their books...first to go will be ross jenkins who may go to northampton



05 Aug 2012 09:49:52
Wolves are after Roque Santa Cruz as a possible replacement for Fletcher.

Lies they want moussa konate

Konate will bring us loads of goals



05 Aug 2012 09:48:42
Huddersfield Town will bid for Lee Barnard.

Still 2 years on his contract so would southampton be prepared to let him go , if so might be a reasonable addition.

Adkins has already said that Barnard is welcome to leave

He has been told that he can go by southampton

He won't leave for Huddersfield

He's been told he can leave as not wanted, hope this happens, would be a good signing :o)

Seen as they have transfer listed him I would say that yes they would let him go

Signing for owls

Simple solution is you take Barnard and we'll have Rhodes!

Town need another one if not two strikers who can score and with a bit of pace if we can rid of Alan lee

I read last night that barnard IS available and can leave



05 Aug 2012 09:39:57
Di Matteo and Zola still have a good relationship so Watford may ask to take some fringe players on loan to increase their chance of promotion. Players such as Sam Hutchinson may move.

Is watfords full squad going to be loaned? Can they only borrow players and not sign any permanently? Complete b*llocks!

The club still has a huge debt despite the take over , so it makes good sense to use the loan system till we can AFFORD to spend big again . DONT EVER FORGET THE 3.5m ON ELLINGTON



05 Aug 2012 09:24:04
Exeter city are in talks with Truro city with a view of a merger, Heaney held talks with city's trust in London last week! City are trying to tap in the cornish market and see the demise of Truro as a perfect target, Heaney desperate to offload ASAP! Truro will become Exeter city reserves under the name of Truro grecians

Yeah he's not too pacey but good dribbler
and crosser, would be a great signing
(whoever signs him) sad to see him go

Saw Heaney in the hotel at paddingyon station this rumour has legs!



05 Aug 2012 09:13:48
Burnley are apparently preparing a bid for Swindon town left winger Matt Ritchie after being turned down by Marc Pugh. Anybody heard of him and is he any good?

I can't see Pugh turning down Burnley, that's his dream mvoe

Not another Ritchie transfer rumour. About as much chance as me becoming Pope

If you don't know who Matt Richie is then you don't know football!

Rate ritchie more then pugh any day,been considered most likely replacement for pugh if he left bournemouth for burnley. With afcb being rumoured to have upped bids to £1m, this would suggest that burnley will need to make a better offer then that, this I doubt will happen!

2.5m that is the starting price PDC said that STFC MIGHT be intrested in....
Can you lot aford that ??

Pugh is a Burnley fan and wants to play for Burnley again, BUT Eddie H does not want to bring him to Burnley.



05 Aug 2012 08:52:52
Arsenal to sell/loan:
Chamack - sell
Jenkins - loan

Who's Jenkins?



05 Aug 2012 08:43:58
Chelsea's Conner Clifford could be on his way to Portsmouth on a season long loan after he was part of the pompey team that beat Bolton 3-0 on saturday

Unable to sign anybody at the moment!

05 Aug 2012 15:28:52
key word COULD and he will join pompey we will survive

Looked a very good player in the friendly versus Bolton.........although Liam Walker looked even better!



05 Aug 2012 04:28:31
Doncaster expected to complete loan
signing of Hull striker Mark Cullen in n
ext few days

Your welcome to him.... cant even hit the net if it hit him in the face.... bet he wont even score 2 goals for u

Thats a bit harsh, yea he mite not of kicked on as we would of liked but hes still a young kid finding his feet

He's going to bury (hull fan)



05 Aug 2012 07:59:26
Plymouth argyle's first loan signing will be northern Ireland international johnny Gorman from wolves, a winger. Nick Chadwick will go on loan to Truro city along with chenworth, vassell, sims, Richards. However if Truro go bust lee hodges will join as a coach.

Also we are in talks with a very experienced striker who has played abroad and been capped internationally!

Le insider

That is never going to happen , so why put on there

Heard the striker isn't a English international either!

Gorman will sign, so that why it's on there?!!

I'll believe it when I see it on PAFC website , but until then I wont believe

Judging by what you said - i am guessing it will be David Connolly - played overseas with Feyenoord and has 50 odd caps for Rep of Ire - just been released by southampotn and probably wants to stay in the area

Now i could believe the david connolly rumour

Guess again, think African nations

Das insider

Not Kanu!!!

And you were spot on with Johnny Gorman

African Nations? Don't tell me... Kanu? Or perhaps you're just making this up as you go along.

Well that settles it, gorman & griffiths have signed, check the argyle website for truth, now lets see if your other part of your statement is true with this international striker


Craig fagen released by Bradford might be worth having a look at him to see what he can do and also Pablo mills ha been released as well what are your thoughts

The insider knows what's going on at HP! The next player to sign soon!

Mills & davis were a rock at the back for crawley, that would be a coup for argyle & could produce a partnership of purse & mills which would be brilliant!

Mills would be a good replacement for purse when he retiers

Forget the african nations! The international striker is David Healy



05 Aug 2012 07:40:29
Gerrard signing for leicester from
cardiff fee agreed,

Anthony not Stevie cheers

What source? im a Cardiff City fan even tho i dont see him playing much next season if he stays i do not want him to leave

If true must be money as he wont play much in first team so why go there. come to bristol and play nearly every game.



05 Aug 2012 04:30:05
Doncaster manager Dean Saunders looking into the possibility of signing Ferrie Bodde who was released by Swansea

There's just enough room for him on the treatment table now that stock is finally going to Burnley

Sure he has signed for a Dutch side ?

He wouldn't get in the man city team if he did sign waste of money

I dont think many players released from
Swansea would get in the Man City team



05 Aug 2012 04:11:54
04 Aug 2012 20:12:16
Southend United have rejected a £150,000 offer from West Ham for Bilel Mohsni and an undisclosed bid from Peterborough for winger Ryan Hall.

don't let him go that cheap,
try to keep him

tailented player as is Hall

Paul taylor was at leeds yeasterday

"Paul Taylor was at Leeds yeasterday"?.... we're not going to rise to that one.



05 Aug 2012 07:18:46

That would good anyone know who the
Center back might be? Excusing Gerrard?



05 Aug 2012 03:40:04
Chelsea goalkeeper Ross Turnbull to sign 6 month loan deal with blue square prem side Luton Town

Can't see him being send down that far

He is easily championship standard. Maybe low premiership standard. Won't move to a league lower than Championship. And it'll only leave Chelsea with two keepers.

Bulls*** we dotn need him we just signed a keeper and already got our number 1



04 Aug 2012 20:43:14
About two months ago, James Milner was being linked with Chelsea. Whats up now Ed?

He's not city quality and wouldn't make Chelsea's bench



05 Aug 2012 02:12:20
Scott Sinclair of Swansea is wanted by Manchester City fact from (BBC) check it out !

Must be when you say it like that.

It is not a fact it comes from the mirrors rumours section so not a fact just a rumour

Haha no afraid not. It's the mirror who are reporting this (bbc gossip column) which mates it far from fact!

It's a rumor from a newspaper.

In the gossip column on the BBC website - therefore not fact.

Scott sinclair won't be going to man city. He's said that he wants a contract extension at swansea so why would he leave a club where he is a key player to a club where he wouldn't even make the bench. That's the whole reason he left chelsea, to play games and it would be the same at man city

Hardly a fact is it?, bbc just reporting a newspaper story

It's in the daily mirror and companies like sky and BBC have just pointed that it it's in the papers! No confirmation from either just say it is in the mirror who can be shocking. Sinclair is reported to be very interested in what he can learn from the south wales' outfits new manager ;-)



05 Aug 2012 01:18:30
Watford's Ross Jenkins has been told that he is not in the plans of new boss Zola and can find a new club

Thank goodness for that! Have never rated him ever since he made his first appearance. A centre mid who can't pass, can't tackle and can't shoot is not good enough.

Scored a good header against 9 man Sheff Utd a couple of seasons ago, but failed to live up to his namesake.

Terrible player get rid of him



05 Aug 2012 01:04:59
Ipswich looking at signing Wigan strike
r Callum McManaman on loan.

Wigan fan here would be good for the lad had a good spell at blackpool last season hes good a star in the making

I'm an Ipswich fan. I'm sure he's a good footballer and one for the future but I can't imagine we're after him because it's been well documented that we're looking for a tall target man and I don't think this lad is that.

True true hes more a foward winger then a striker hope ipswich do well this season

We might want him to add to our depth, good luck to Wigan too, always enjoy watching them play in the premier league

Cheers hope ipswich do well .



05 Aug 2012 01:00:10
Oldham defender Jean-Y'ves M'voto is
interesting Ipswich Town

Big Jonny's TOO big to fit into a tractor. Don't bother.

Has ayear left yet and no way will he leave as he loves it at Oldham and on saturday he bossed JORDAN RHODES and others. No chance.

If he wants to play at a higher level which most footballers do with the right mind then he will probably want to come

Ipswich aren't exactly setting the Championship on fire these days. he won't be interested as he and PD have agreat relationship. Next stupid rumour. ok

He's made real progress since he joined i cant see him leaving now! PD has him playing great football if his pre-season is anything to go off then for this year then i am expecting great things from him



04 Aug 2012 23:18:57
Rochdale take Craig Curran and Sean McConville on trial.



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