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03 Aug 2015 18:55:12
Dallas has passed medical and will be announced on Tuesday as a Leeds player

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03 Aug 2015 20:32:42
the nurse was debbie

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03 Aug 2015 21:15:55
Great signing

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04 Aug 2015 08:35:49
Agree with Davey, a great signing and will help provide experience although not an old timer whatsoever.

Definitely going up, especially as we have a yellow away kit, it has been too long.


Wood, Wood'll tear you apart again.

Wood, Wood'll tear you apart again.

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04 Aug 2015 09:14:20
well to signing that have proved in this league so looking good hopefully some goals this year good to get 80

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04 Aug 2015 12:28:40
WillTrain

Ah sang to that classic happy Joy Division tune, 80's tunes you can't beat em

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04 Aug 2015 14:50:28
Just reading Morison has gone to Millwall ,Dallas has signed .
Just spoken to someone I talk footie with a Brentford fan goes to games and he says we have a very good player .
Brentford are losing players due to the way they treated Warbarton in his opinion .
So this year so far all are signings have experience of English football and are young .
And M C is still to do a mad rant!

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02 Aug 2015 16:57:17
Swindon town have had a loan bid for Nicky adjose rejected I would take it just to get him off the wage then if he hits a hot streak like last year could be worth having around

{Ed013's Note - Leeds prefer to sell mate}

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03 Aug 2015 17:08:40
Swindon only do loans about 10 a season

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31 Jul 2015 16:42:11
Looks like a deal for Dallas is nearly over the line. Great news and at 24 this lad will improve. Could be a steal at £1m.

I'm so excited, I'm off down 'Spoons. If any of you fancy it, I'm buying!

Up the Whites, down the pints.

MM

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31 Jul 2015 17:42:04
Seems like a good signing in his prime. Brentford fans are angry at losing him.

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31 Jul 2015 18:39:54
If this is as well as Buckley then I may do the same, would give us a really strong front line. If its instead of then i'm happy but still a little sad. Buckley would have been a top signing and it seems we where very close to a deal if reports are accurate.

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01 Aug 2015 09:07:37
MM which spoons do you go in?

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01 Aug 2015 10:43:47
I live in Lincoln Tingley so if you've seen another fashionista sporting a designer shell suit with a perfectly trimmed mullet and slip on shoes with a classy gold bar, unfortunately that won't be me. If you're ever in Lincoln Spoons or the East stand bar before kick off I'm usually there lurking about talking nonsense and looking ridiculous!

MM

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02 Aug 2015 11:04:14
Trust me Buckley is just 1 match away from effing up his hamstring again . We really don't want to risk getting him especially the cost and or wages . This dallas guy could be equally as good .

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05 Aug 2015 01:18:51
Your getting the rounds in because you signed Stuart Dallas. Bad times kid

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31 Jul 2015 13:55:17
Pleased to announce the first set of fixtures are now up for this seasons Correct Score Competition which can be found at http://football-rumours.co.uk/correct-score-competition.php.

For those new to it entries must be in before midnight Friday each week,The fixtures and table are usually updated on a Sunday evening (or when I remember :-) ).

Their are small cash prizes each month for 1st,2nd and 3rd places and a small cash prize for the overall winner/s.

Please take any questions or comments regarding this to the competition page and don't reply on this page.

Cheers.

Ed 003

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31 Jul 2015 15:16:31
Ed 003 that pic is animal cruelty. He looks very sad!

MM

{Ed003's Note - If you read what it says on the scarf you'll think my 'Ernie' is ace :) hope you'll be joining the comp? }

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01 Aug 2015 06:45:52
Certainly will

MM

{Ed001's Note - I look forward to beating you MM. I think we should come up with a friendly fun forfeit for whoever finishes with the least points on the Leeds site. Maybe a picture of themselves somewhere very public dressed in one of your designer shellsuits? Or, if Berm finishes bottom, one of him in public wearing a Millwall shirt? Though he might enjoy that too much.....}

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01 Aug 2015 18:50:41
fair coos Ed, I'm up for that if all the regulars on here are

MM

{Ed001's Note - sounds good then mate.}

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31 Jul 2015 08:35:54
Whispers coming out of Sunderland that a deal has been agreed for Buckley, just sorting out the boring stuff and then a medical MOT

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31 Jul 2015 09:50:40
heard same from a sunderland fan at work.

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31 Jul 2015 15:10:28
Afraid this rumour is wishful thinking.

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31 Jul 2015 15:21:41
they want 1-5m so will mc pay

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30 Jul 2015 14:30:49
On news now Leeds might be interested in Will Buckley, just looked him up on youtube this fella would be a great signing if Iits true.Reminds me abit of snodgrass, direct takes people on and does what a winger should do.can finish aswel

Dix

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30 Jul 2015 16:25:04
As I said in a previous post he gave our defenders the run around more than once while at Brighton and worth about 10 goals at this level if he plays every game (scores around 1 in 5 + assists on top of that). Still another year or two till he hits his footballing peak so a steal at £1.5m and they may even settle for less as Sunderland try to trim their squad.
Few worries about his wage maybe but honestly can't see Sunderland paying him a huge amount above Championship level so we could hopefully just pass him Sharps wage packet with the name changed crudely using a Biro.

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31 Jul 2015 01:26:07
Read a source claiming a deal has been struck with Sunderland, just personal terms to go. Taking it with a pinch of salt but fantastic if true, would really show our intent.

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31 Jul 2015 07:01:17
Seen a few reports that say we are in advanced talks but not counting my chickens just yet. Would be a good signing if we did get him.

My only worry is that Byram could be part of the deal as they were interested in him previously.

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31 Jul 2015 11:56:19
Hopefully not lifelongleedsfan. It would be a little counter productive if we did, we would then need to go find a right winger and its taking long enough to bring one in on the left.

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29 Jul 2015 16:46:52
Seems we are set to pull out of the race for Brandon Barker on loan with City unwilling to put a clause to buy in his contract (I know his contract runs out at the end of the season but I guess this would be a fail safe on him signing a new contract or them trying for a big development fee at tribunal). Other links Pepe and Martinho have now signed with other clubs.
Cellino has supposedly told Rosler to get someone in before the first game though so on the plus side we must still have a bit of money to spend (or he is banking on a Gradel windfall).
Any thoughts on who we might go after now? (Worth a cheeky bid for free agent ex-Schalke winger Barnetta perhaps? Long shot but you never know).

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29 Jul 2015 19:24:24
Short-sighted of Cellino not to take Barker. It's like giving up 10 goals and 10 assists in just one player.

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29 Jul 2015 21:28:55
Lets be honest, with Massimo his stance could change overnight, he could be talked round or City may change their stance. I do sort of understand it though, we are trying to build a young, capable and improving core team that we can add a player or two to each season rather than having a massive overhaul at the end of every one. If Barker came in and played great then we loose him and can't replace him its detrimental to the team for the season after.
Hey who knows, with what we have left in the kitty (Which with another sponsor deal just gone through could be a fair few quid) plus the potential £1.2m from the Gradel sale perhaps we can straight buy someone half decent, optimism and all that.

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30 Jul 2015 00:35:14
Detrimental for season after? What you mean as we attempt to survive having made almost a 100million pound extra in revenue due to his helping us get in the premiership? Yes, that would be a real hardship.

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30 Jul 2015 02:18:14
It would be a huge leap to say Barker would be the difference between promotion or not this season. I think even with him (or another half decent left wing) 5th-10th would be a realistic finish, look at some of the players the top teams in the league have brought in let alone the ones coming down. We have a young team, we will have some dips in form and fitness. If we did go up then yeah of course it wouldn't be too bad but if we came close or he played really well? Losing a key player would be a moral killer.

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30 Jul 2015 08:58:41
I think a no brainer. Get Barker in for the season, if we go up, there's a big wedge of cash to buy new players. You're maybe right Gummie that Barker won't be the difference but considering Rosler's preferred tactics, a player of his ilk is a must. Cellino might be looking at the bigger picture but he needs to look at the here and now also!

MM

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30 Jul 2015 10:50:02
yes we can't really afford another year down here at some point we must go up . for the good of all the longer it takes the harder it becomes .money stable with as been main problem so the time is right to go go go

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30 Jul 2015 11:26:16
Brentford had Alex pritchard on loan last year from spurs thought he was real quality. Middlesbrough had bamford scored all them goals. these are the kind of loan players that can make a difference. YOU HAVE TO TAKE THEM.

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30 Jul 2015 13:40:32
Last time I looked both those teams are still in championship, what was the difference they made.

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30 Jul 2015 14:07:54
Bamford kinda proves my point though. Middlesbrough relied on him so much last year and got close. They come back from their holidays this season and all those goals are gone. Bringing back Downing might have eased some of their concerns but players at that club will have come back a little dejected.
Buckley has come back on Roslers radar with Sunderland hoping to offload him for around £1.5m. If Gradel goes to Bournemouth and we get our payout they may just accept the £1.2m we will get and that gives us a young player that will improve, that is proven, has a significantly larger number of games under his belt and if he has a great season will be there for the one after. For me that's the no-brainer decision. If City agree a loan to buy then Barker would be too though.

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30 Jul 2015 17:44:04
We should get both imo. Even if we do sign Buckley, he may get injured or suspended. Not many players play the entire season in every game so what will we do then? We'll be in the same predicament throwing in players out of position. Not really the signs of a team looking to get promoted.

MM

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31 Jul 2015 01:30:46
To be fair Mick I would like to see three wingers come in all things being perfect but if finances are tight I would rather see one top player come than a couple of average ones. If we could get both it would be a real coup for us though.

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26 Jul 2015 10:27:06
Being linked with Williamson, Newcastle defender and a giant by all accounts.

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26 Jul 2015 13:15:04
6.5" but 31 yr old don't know much about him

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26 Jul 2015 14:59:51
Please god no. ask any of the Geordies they'd gladly drive him here

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27 Jul 2015 03:15:02
He probably won't be exposed at this level and could come in handy at corners defensively as well as in their penalty area. I say get him provided he is free and not big wages.

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27 Jul 2015 07:50:28
No he won't be free and he reminds me of a newcastle player we bought O'Brien enough said

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27 Jul 2015 14:09:49
A number of my friends are Sunderland fans and they are gutted he is leaving Newcastle so, yeah, I wouldn't touch him at that point.
PS didn't we get O'Brien from Bolton?

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27 Jul 2015 18:56:05
Bardsey, his deal ends next June so I doubt he will command a fee greater than quarter mill. It'll be non disclosed like it usually is. If it's over quarter mill I say walk away. If it's under and wages reasonable I say get him because at this level he will be alright and useful at set plays.

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27 Jul 2015 20:09:26
George I've seen a good few sources mentioning that it would be a seven figure deal for him (one even saying £2.5m but that seems a little far fetched). He wants to leave and with only 1 season on his contract it seems high but if they don't want him to go they could be trying to scare teams off. Also though he is a big guy i'm pretty sure he has only managed 1 goal for Newcastle from a set piece so maybe not too great in the opposition area.

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27 Jul 2015 23:43:11
2.5m? He ain't worth that. Avoid. We need to concentrate on pacey touchline huggers.

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28 Jul 2015 09:23:26
No thanks, no way and never in that order lol. There is certainly better out there than him.

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25 Jul 2015 22:26:56
Billy Sharp has signed for Sheff Utd.

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26 Jul 2015 10:35:28
Wish him all the best. Good lad and I think things could have been very different here if we'd given him half a chance.

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26 Jul 2015 12:24:45
Good luck to him for sure
I think his best days are behind him though

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26 Jul 2015 14:25:09
Good luck to him he will do well there.

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26 Jul 2015 15:24:06
Following the departure of Sharp and Austin, Wootton is the one remaining real liability in my view, so we're getting there. Will not shed any tears as and when Morison, Sloth & Bianchi eventually move on through lack of opportunities, but am ok with them remaining as squad players for the time being -they can do a job when necessary, as all can play football. Not counting Ajose obviously, as he does not seem to figure at all in plans.

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26 Jul 2015 17:05:16
Austin a liability? That's a first

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24 Jul 2015 08:49:13
harp home for chat with sheff utd just morison to go now

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24 Jul 2015 09:07:58
And ajose my friend

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24 Jul 2015 15:27:49
And Bianchi

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24 Jul 2015 16:55:05
agree with others but not sue about bianchi hoping he will improve and be good player this years, last season I think he showed potential. I would like to add wooten to the list

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24 Jul 2015 18:03:26
He's put in a transfer request

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24 Jul 2015 19:08:02
Bianchi has a good pass rate and completion but they are all sideways or backwards and he doesn't have the physicality to take over from Austin so I would sell, we have better players competing for those midfield places.
Wootton did pretty good second half of last season so unless he is on a big wage I would keep him as cover, its a long season after all so a utility that can play anywhere across the back isn't a bad thing to have. Unless he starts cutting out the mistakes I would rather see Cooper go tbh.

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24 Jul 2015 20:03:37
Gummie is spot on. Nice to meet someone of a like mind.

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25 Jul 2015 08:56:51
Wotton is a liability too many mistakes, Bianchi is decent but no good for Roslers style. Still think we need cover for left back and some pace in final third.

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25 Jul 2015 12:34:42
I like Bianchi , reminds me of mcphail, does what Busquets does for Barca, keeps it simple and keeps possession flowing. I know there's lies, damned lies and statistics, but according to the latter, Bianchi is the best midfielder we have and I'd definitely keep him . People often wonder why Busquets gets in the Barca team week in week out , these people don't understand football

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25 Jul 2015 13:54:55
Busquets, Pirlo, Carrick all play a similar role. The difference between those and Bianchi is that they know what a forward pass is and can change the tempo of a game to benefit their team and catch the opposition off guard. Bianchi has a very limited range of passes, I don't think I've seen him even attempt a quick cross field ball, he doesn't control the game at all which gives the other team time to get back and set themselves for the attack. I could forgive it if he was an enforcer that gave the attack and the other two mids license to bomb forward.
Now maybe this was the formation, maybe the manager told him to play like that but if your not playing to push forward whenever possible your not going to score enough to get out of the league.

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25 Jul 2015 22:39:29
Sharp officially gone.

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26 Jul 2015 15:23:25
Following the departure of Sharp and Austin, Wootton is the one remaining real liability in my view, so we're getting there. Will not shed any tears as and when Morison, Sloth & Bianchi eventually move on through lack of opportunities, but am ok with them remaining as squad players for the time being -they can do a job when necessary, as all can play football. Not counting Ajose obviously, as he does not seem to figure at all in plans.

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24 Jul 2015 08:42:42
Jerome Thomas on radar.

Played well when previously here although he hasn't had much game time and will need a good preseason if he still carries enough pace.

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24 Jul 2015 12:12:20
No thanks. Too old and slow last time round -and that was 3 years ago!

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23 Jul 2015 12:09:18
Afternoon all, anyone heard what is happening to Robbie McDaid? We went to a lot of effort to get him including playing over in Glanavon - not heard or seen much of him?!?

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23 Jul 2015 15:45:34
He is playing in the development side regularly and is coming on well but he is behind the likes or Parkin and Stokes at the moment. He looks a good prospect.

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23 Jul 2015 16:25:52
McDaid needs one more season in order to stake a claim for the first team. However, you're right to be concerned. He could be another Dawson. Time will tell. Both are good enough for League 2 football so don't understand why they're not out on loan.

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23 Jul 2015 18:08:34
George, Tbh that's what I was hoping to hear he must be 19 by now - still, I am sure the coaches etc know what they are doing.

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23 Jul 2015 21:43:42
Gimple was touted as being the next big thing and he didn't make it. Surely McDaid is ready now given that Cook broke through at just 17

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24 Jul 2015 12:15:28
Still very young -some make it, others don't.The ones that do aren't necessarily the names touted early on.

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24 Jul 2015 16:31:07
Did not get much playing time in U21 last season for whatever reason so will be playing catch up. Seen him twice and looks decent maybe mid season or cup games.

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23 Jul 2015 11:44:23
Hearing that we are looking at will buckley but MC want to lower the wage bill before buying a winger

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24 Jul 2015 12:13:14
Buckley is the sort we need.

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22 Jul 2015 00:22:15
So a number of places reporting we are stepping up our interest in 22yr old 6'5" Uruguayan striker Avenatti, offer potentially already made. Supposedly he is available for around 4m Euro (£2.8m). Now I know Rosler has made Sharp, Morison and Ajose available to clubs but it seems a big outlay when we still need a winger or two and have turned down moves for them due to transfer fee demands way lower than this one.
A Wood, Avenatti, Erwin front three would certainly give us height and power, maybe we are going for a battering ram approach? Lol.

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22 Jul 2015 20:20:52
i don't get this we need a winger? says who? we may play 4-3-3 like chealsea who have no wingers. we need pace but we have good midfield and good forward line. we need a centre back and anything else is a bonus. do you remember the nick name of sargent wilko's championship winning team. the wingless wonders. Love to see that again

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22 Jul 2015 20:51:07
Bermo, speed and strach were our wingers. They frequently cut inside but they were wingers. Speed eventually moved inside and ron Atkinson once said Gordon was the best winger in the world

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22 Jul 2015 22:39:38
Chelski play 4-2-3-1 with Hazard and Willian out wide as wingers(have also had Schurrle, Salah, Cuadrado, Moses, Ramirez over the last few seasons). Same as what George said they tend to play cut inside wingers with rampaging fullbacks keeping the width when they do. We could do this with Byram and Taylor bombing down the outside of Antenucci and Doukara maybe but its asking two young lads to cover a lot of ground in a game, would be burned out by mid season. also without the bank of two holding mids (A La Matic & Fabegas) to stop counters I think we would concede a lot on the break. doesn't really work in a 4-3-3.

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23 Jul 2015 03:24:25
12 goals from 52 appearances, this fella has a lower strike rate that antenucci. Is he REALLY going to make a difference?

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23 Jul 2015 08:30:53
Isn't this rumour out of date? I thought we were only looking at him when it was thought that Chris Wood was going to Wolves.

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23 Jul 2015 09:39:42
i would argue hazard and willian and not wingers certainly not in the traditional sense that people are crying out for here. Also wilko's team was called the wingless wonders and it even mentions it on an old season review. Yes speed and starchan played out wide but again I do not think they were traditional wingers (maybe speed was when younger but certainly become centre mid) so you could argue we had a very narrow wingless team, also city do not really play with wingers, for some teams wingers area thing of the past. that said I still think nothing can beat a maroading winger but this is not trendy at the moment

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23 Jul 2015 10:57:39
Chelsea play 4 3 3 with quality left and right midfield player's they also have attacking full back who can cross a ball.

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24 Jul 2015 10:22:48
Why are we comparing to the current champions of England? Surely we should be more concerned if we're good enough to play like Derby or qpr this season

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24 Jul 2015 18:58:19
As far as I can tell Hesslian its up to date. The links before Wood came in never said we had made a bid the current ones suggest we have made an offer on the back of a move to Cagliari falling through.
Hasnt got the best strike rate but he is only 22-23. Smith came in at a similar age with a lower strike rate and ended up doing ok for us. Villa and wolves looking too so obviously scouts are seeing something in him.

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21 Jul 2015 19:37:01
Sharp expected to sign for sheff utd in next 24hr. He was left out of the frankfurt squad

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21 Jul 2015 20:41:53
Good move for all concerned.Good luck Billy

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22 Jul 2015 00:05:18
Had we kept Smith, to knock the ball down/hold it up, his poachers instinct could have got us goals but he never fit the system, still doesnt, and he doesn't offer enough else to justify keeping. Hope things go well for him but I won't be losing any sleep or shedding any tears at him leaving.

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21 Jul 2015 11:23:52
Millwall looking to try to raise funds to bring Steve Morison back to the Den.

In my opinion, he needs to go now. He has had enough time to prove himself. He will also be down the pecking order now that we have Wood and Erwin along with other youngsters.

any one thoughts??

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21 Jul 2015 12:54:32
im not so sure as woods injured already, I think he's the only other big centre forward we have and worked his rocks off towards the end of last year so maybe keep his as a reserve back up target man

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21 Jul 2015 13:26:35
I'd sell regardless of injury status to Woods. Woods won't be injured for long and the squad needs trimming.

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21 Jul 2015 14:05:11
Surely Millwall can raise £3.73 and tell them not to worry about the cab fare I'll drive him there myself and I can fit Scott Wootton in the back too.

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21 Jul 2015 14:41:03
lose morison sharp ajose and bring in another player

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21 Jul 2015 15:00:47
He will be fit for start of season according to U R (Woods)I would let him go ,can't score for toffee .
I see Middlesbrough have been linked with Rhodes for 10 mil ,bearing in mind the teams coming down and Derby looks like a tough ask for top six .
Fair play rules?

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21 Jul 2015 16:07:19
Get shut. He is garbage.

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21 Jul 2015 18:41:08
Morrison must have something to offer as although we change fron Redfearn to Rosler he started him against Frankfurt and we won and he scord.
What do you want?

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21 Jul 2015 18:56:41
You must not be watching the game as we are losing 2-1 atm

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21 Jul 2015 19:01:45
Sorry we drew

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21 Jul 2015 19:26:09
No we lost mate

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21 Jul 2015 19:37:35
Yes we lost 2-1 and that loser every one wants shut of scored are only goal, maybe we should look at turfing out some of our poor defenders instead of ones who score for us. Just remember guys no goals mean no wins!

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22 Jul 2015 00:00:59
Maybe it was the system, maybe it was the lack of game time over the last few seasons but Morison hasn't done it for us up front in terms of goals scored, this much is true. But I have defended the guy at the tail end of last season and through the summer and I think we really should keep him a little longer. 2 in the last 5 games last season, 2 in 2 during pre season, that's 4 in 7 not a bad return. As for the guy can't score? he has hit 20-30 in 6 of his full seasons with a 17 on top of that, two of those seasons at championship level. If we can find 1 decent winger to play opposite Byram (who I feel should make the step forward permanent a la Bale) he could be great cover for Wood if not pushing him for starting.

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22 Jul 2015 00:44:31
Suddenly it's all gone a bit Mehhhh!

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18 Jul 2015 19:47:20
We are looking to offload Ajose, Morison and Sharp.

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18 Jul 2015 20:52:43
Yeah, saw this earlier. Feel Sharp is the right call, would personally keep Morison on till at least Jan and probably the full season tbh as backup but I understand the reasoning. Little surprised at Ajose though. don't know if he has been really bad in preseason or something but he did ok in league 1 last year and represents the only real winger on the books. We maybe do need better but do you really get rid of someone before sorting a replacement? or does it just mean a deal is pretty much in place for someone else already?

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19 Jul 2015 03:21:42
With Ajose, I think he is seen as a tryer but lacking in class at championship level. The other 2 at their age and given their underachievement are never going to be offered contract extensions so time to offload and get better. Sharp can feel hard done by a little. He thrives on a different playing style. I'd personally keep Sharp.

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19 Jul 2015 08:52:48
Hopefully we have at least one winger lined up!!

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19 Jul 2015 13:15:19
In the right formation Sharp is a 10-14 goal striker but that's why I'd get rid. We don't play a formation that suits him so he will not get a return like that for us but someone else will pay a decent fee for him as a result. Morison works as the tip of a front three so I'd keep him as backup for Wood and Erwin.
Agree Ajose maybe isn't quite good enough at this level but a slightly below average winger is better than playing a good player out of position, unless as said before we already have someone lined up.

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19 Jul 2015 14:17:57
Hopefully if we get money for all 3 it will be spent on one decent winger.

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19 Jul 2015 14:21:59
Totally agree Sharp either was not playing or not playing in right format .
The fact that we had no wingers putting balls in is also a factor ,but if we can get better than so it .

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17 Jul 2015 16:51:05
Swansea interested in Byram and are set to submit 8 mil bid .

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17 Jul 2015 20:57:54
To be honest 8 mill is a lot of money and would buy 2 top grade wingers so I'd be tempted.

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17 Jul 2015 23:03:47
Yes. Don't want him to go but think he will. And 8 mill sounds fair. And it's exactly 7.5 mill more than Uncle Ken ( wash my mouth out with bleach) would have sold him for

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18 Jul 2015 00:14:20
Neither one of you are wrong. Darikwa, Buckley and Lambert with the money from the sale. Others to consider too such as Henan and Barker even if loans. Maybe even Gradel if we balance the books elsewhere. Let's face it with such an adjustment in playing personnel you'd then have to seriously fancy us for a playoff spot at the least.

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18 Jul 2015 02:36:40
See I realise £8m is a lot and I'd be so tempted to sell but at the same time I can't help but look at the players we have let go due to necessity over the last 10 years or so (Milner, Delph, Gradel, Howson, Snodgrass, Cairney, McCormack, etc. ) and it would pain me to see us let another young player leave that could be a top top player in a few years if we don't need to sell. If he agrees to extend his contract I would rather keep him to build towards a great future with Mowatt and Cook et al than bring in a few players as a quick fix.
Saying that I he doesn't sign a new contract very quickly then its, sadly, an easy choice I suppose.

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18 Jul 2015 07:34:16
8 mill.1 mill. what does it matter roller will never get that money to spend and some of the names being bandied about your having a luff.lambert.grades lol. do me a favour". if he's up for it keep byram

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18 Jul 2015 09:14:49
Lambert is a cart horse and no one is banging down buckleys door. Would much rather see younger, hungrier players with a bit of zest coming, especially at the money those players would cost the club

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18 Jul 2015 10:02:04
I think we should consider the possibility that we might sell him for 8 mil, but all the decent replacement purchases (did someone say wingers?) may have already been snapped up.
We may have 8 mil in the bank, but what good would it be if all you can buy are donkeys?

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19 Jul 2015 03:24:30
Lancaster, Lambert know where goal is but maybe he is too old. Still think he would tear it up in this division. You right about Buckley. He needs a change.

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19 Jul 2015 10:42:04
Maybe he would Georgie boy but it's a risk with lack of football and age not to mention the fat wage he'll want . Buckley would maybe be a better option but there must be younger, hungrier players out there, who'll not want as big a wage

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19 Jul 2015 11:45:36
I'd only accept 8m this season IF we had a loan back agreement and a 15/20% sell on fee in the deal, that way we are thinking of our future whilst keeping a player whose fitting into our pre-season plans very well. With 3 friendlies left before we kick off, it'd be silly to sell a first teamed now without it being highly beneficial to us in the short and long term.

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20 Jul 2015 14:48:20
I couldn't agree more with DCD6.

When selling any young player a sell on fee percentage should always be agreed.


I think the young lads will stay at least this season. It is imperative that we mount a strong and successful challenge this year. This would put us in a place like Southampton who built their team around the young talent who trusted in their club and worked together to put them in a league they belong in.

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15 Jul 2015 14:35:23
Another winger link. Phil Hay has tweeted that we are looking at Floyd Ayite from Bastia. He has also tweeted that Ross Turnbull should be announced in the next few hours.
With Rosler saying that 95% of business is done a winger looks like our last fist team transfer (I assume we will probably bring in a couple of young loan to buys for the U21 though).

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15 Jul 2015 17:00:59
3 assists in 33 apperances last season. doesn't speak volumes as surely that's the wingers most important role. Aidy white could of got 3 assists

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15 Jul 2015 18:26:42
Ayite got 5 Goals in 28 last season (3 in the league) with 6 assists.
Its not the best record we have been linked with but we are starting to get a little desperate. Also it does depend on the quality of the striker in the middle. He supposedly has a good turn of pace so if the lad can cross a decent ball we have to be confident Wood or Erwin will get on the end of a few more than that.

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15 Jul 2015 22:12:08
Cook only got 1 assist last season, Adryan got 2 ;)

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16 Jul 2015 11:59:51
Cook was operating as a defensive midfielder so the comparison is inept

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18 Jul 2015 12:31:13
Steven Gerrard operated the majority of last season as a defensive midfielder and I am pretty sure he had a number of assists to go with his goals, so I believe the comparison has merit

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19 Jul 2015 11:48:31
Stevie G's assists I'll let you have but his goals came mainly from the penalty spot and free kicks lol . So he goals tally I can't let you have lol

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15 Jul 2015 14:29:26
Hearing we have actually proceded in the end to buy Ross Turnbull from Barnsley. Should be announced very soon.

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15 Jul 2015 15:05:43
it has

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15 Jul 2015 16:31:23
Free transfer I believe if so not bad at all for a back up, quite adequate if needed to fill in as well!

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14 Jul 2015 14:49:29
Seems we have been keeping an eye on Catania/Verona Brazilian winger Raphael Martinho. Not someone I really know but scored 4 with 5 assists last year before getting injured and managed 10 in 30 the season before. Also at 27 he is a good age. Anyone seen much of him/know if he is worth a punt?

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14 Jul 2015 15:20:35
Seen a vid looks nippy

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14 Jul 2015 18:04:30
Can't see any reference to the lad except that Rangers are interested. Nothing about Leeds again except he was from the Leeds academy and we were interested last year5 but nothing materialised.

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14 Jul 2015 18:42:41
You sure your looking at the right player Hesslian? Martinho came through the Atletico PR academy not ours. Have seen us linked to him in a few places, don't know how true it is though we seem to get linked with every player in the Italian league.

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14 Jul 2015 19:32:03
No. I was being a muppet. Thought I was replying to the post about the former academy lad James Travernier. Must have gone from rumour to banter without realising it.

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14 Jul 2015 21:15:40
Martinho was linked last season, its a load of truck imo.

Horton
Wood
Erwin
Adejele

all came in under the radar

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15 Jul 2015 08:50:30
Didn't know we had signed someone called Adejele, is this guy any good or are you referring to Adeyemi?

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15 Jul 2015 10:14:02
Bringing in a Brazilian player with visa issues and joint ownership sounds perfect for the current Leeds administration.

Its been ages since we have been investigated for doing something wrong.

{Ed001's Note - there would be no joint ownership problems any more mind, it is no longer allowable in UEFA, once the current contracts expire they would have to belong to only one club.}

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13 Jul 2015 21:27:42
Tom Adeyemi from cardiff signs on loan with view to perm deal. Holding midfielder.

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13 Jul 2015 22:09:29
Looks decent

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13 Jul 2015 23:08:52
And they recon they ain't bringing players in for the sake of it we have 7 central midfielders waste of wages eagles wrightphillips maguire all free agent sort it owt

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14 Jul 2015 01:15:21
Shaddit understand the frustration but a holding midfielder was crucial especially with Murphy injury. I'm sure the pacey wingers comes next. I think just one will do as I expect Ajose to be tried.

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14 Jul 2015 02:16:11
Shaddit how can you talk about buying for the sake then mention Eagles and Wright-Phllips? Eagles really isn't up to standard and Wright-Phllips is about 5 years passed it + really lightweight for the Championship. As for centre mid I think we do need to bring someone in but i'm not convinced Adeyemi is the answer. I love all the young hungry players we are linked with/are signing but we need someone with little grit and steel to shore us up. Barton or (to a lesser extent) Sidwell would have been great, its the one outfield position that we still need a calm, experienced head to compliment our younger talents such as Cook and Mowatt. It gives them the freedom to roam and build attacking plays.

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14 Jul 2015 02:55:17
Gummie, I think Adeyemi may turn out to be a good find.

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14 Jul 2015 03:23:04
Before the comments I realise I mentioned calm and Barton in the same sentence.

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14 Jul 2015 09:25:15
Optomistic - not a big name like the calm Mr Barton, Eagles or Wright-Phillips but does have experience and at least to Rosler not an unknown quantity.

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14 jul 2015 11:46:18
adeyemi on loan good find well figures speak only played half of cardiff games so not good enough for them unless injury keep him out.but played under coach before is that why

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14 Jul 2015 11:48:41
Tbf may of shot my self in foot seen as cardiff fans are fumming they seem to think he's a talent but I Couldn't disagree more that eagles especially is past iy wrightphillips still gos like brown stuff of a stick he might be in his 30s but when you consider morrison is on 10k plus a week we could have shaun no brainer for me and maguire pulled us apart last season sheer class yeh george think every fan on here felt winger would be next do agree we need a holding midfielder witch I didn't realize this guy was sounds like a young Austin witch is great just hope they Don't have recall option what's score on a loan to buy can they recall? LUFC4LIFE

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14 Jul 2015 14:39:54
Adeyemi does look a decent player and its encouraging that Cardiff fans are upset abut losing him (I doubt they can recall him Shaddit, if we are contributing towards his wage or paying a fee, which I assume we are, then they can't unless we agree to terminate) but I still feel we need someone with a bit more experience, look at the difference Bamba made.
Maguire would be good but my understanding is that we looked at him but he is set to sign elsewhere. Stick by what I said about Eagles (If your teams are getting relegated consistently then your probably at least partly to blame) and Wright-Philips (1 goal in the last 4 seasons) though.

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14 Jul 2015 15:17:15
Agree bamba made the difference last season I do think we need that war horse in midfield but who would you leave out cook mowat or murphy I think this is why we didn't get barton or sidwell witch either would of made us better but who looses there place?

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14 Jul 2015 15:19:41
And I don't think messi could of saved blackpool last season think there owner is actually worse than good old keneth lol

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14 Jul 2015 17:01:24
I think the only reason we didn't get Barton was because he wasnt willing to drop his wage to the 19-20k a week we offered.
As for who you drop obviously Murphy for now, what with the injury, but when he is back I would rotate Murphy and Cook. Cook needs starts to develop but is young enough to need resting still, don't want him to end up pushing too much too young and becoming injury prone, its a long season. Mowatt stays because he scores and Philips for cup games.
The thing is I would drop one of the three for Barton but do you do it for Adeyemi?

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14 Jul 2015 21:25:29
No not for adeyemi and on the note of phillips he's going to be down order would like to see him and phillips loaned out too the same league two team worked wonders for Taylor especially dawson though he's guna end up released like tompson otherwise.Barton defo a wages issue shame about murphy would of expected him to have a good start hope he don't go in reset mode when he get fit again.

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13 Jul 2015 13:19:22
wigan looking at sharp

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11 Jul 2015 21:31:49
Media reporting that Sharp will not sign for Sheff. unless he gets a pay off from us. Is it just me or does any one else think its obscene that they are on good money, get a cut of the transfer or a signing on fee and they still want more. He is 29 and can go and make a name for himself still on good money but would rather hold us to ransom and sit in reserves and this time next year be playing in league 2. Morrison will be next.

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11 Jul 2015 21:54:58
agree if they were worth the wage they wouldn't be flogged. it is the only job where you can do poorly the employer wants to get rid and still expect a pay off and pay rise. it is the same with managers

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11 Jul 2015 23:33:04
Bermo, you so right. These footballers aren't really employees. More like tradeable assets.

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12 jul 2015 07:26:26
do what other do leave him in reserves or leave him on garden duties . if he wants to play football he will then
leave . another scum player sooner he is goon the better

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12 Jul 2015 07:54:58
To say he is a scum player is bang out of order. You don't know what's happening behind the scenes,when he's put on the shirt he's give his all even though he's been played out of position. Wait and see Jedi

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12 Jul 2015 11:30:14
I'm with you Dougie. I think in the times he had represented us he has given his all and in a formation that didn't suit his style. I like the guy, I think he plays with passion and know what we as Leeds fans expect.

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12 Jul 2015 14:50:20
Agree with Dougie & JT

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12 Jul 2015 23:23:54
So it seems sharp will only leave for a big pay out. Doesn't this show only money will drive him out and he wants to stay with us. Rosler has stated that sharp is part of his plans and billy is a workhorse put so much effort in for the club last year. He will score so many goals alongside wood if given the chance

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13 Jul 2015 07:34:49
sorry your wrong he's saying i'll go if you give me money that means he wants paying off so scum kick him out . he not a world class player if he was we'd want to keep him out out out

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13 Jul 2015 07:36:22
sharp is to slow it show last year he couldn't keep up with there defenders slow better of going to sheffield

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13 Jul 2015 10:56:45
Come on, we're all friends here.

Personally, I think Sharp is proven and if Antennuci has a bit of second season syndrome we may value him more than we know.

I would love to get some more pace in the side but we have to question the expense.

I'm not a fan of player power whatsoever but how good actually is this lad at Sheff Utd?

Is he worth the cash if we have to pay out Billy?

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13 Jul 2015 12:34:50
FRom day one I have said that Billy Sharp was apanic buy probably to appease the fans. His best days are well behind him and we would not, in my opinion, be worse off if we played any of our other strikers in his place - including possibly one of the youngsters. Wood, Erwin, Antanucci, Doukara + any of the up and coming younsters are at least as good or better than sharp. It would be worth it in both the long and short term to let him go. United have Morison as well on the payroll. These players are a drain in more ways than one.

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13 Jul 2015 12:44:47
Maybe sharp will have a second season syndrome too if he stays, who knows?

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13 Jul 2015 13:11:18
well said after all he came form Donny and he is slow we need better and morison out . need goal scorer to move forward

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13 Jul 2015 13:50:01
Morison definitely needs to move on, the only advantage in keeping him would be for him to help Wood develop as at one time he was a decent striker.

Youth striking options look great. I'd love to see Walters get a go and at some point I'm sure he will.

What price would you take for Sharp?

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13 Jul 2015 17:10:49
No point playing Sharp, unless dare I say it, you play with wingers. The reason he scored a few at Doncaster was because they played with wingers. He's a finisher, give him the service and he'll finish, otherwise hell yeah , sell him

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14 Jul 2015 02:30:09
It amazes me that people defend Sharp and badmouth Morison. Sharp has only ever had a respectable tally at Lg1 level (6-7 seasons ago no less)whereas Morison has put in 20+ at Championship. He may never put in a season like that again (though to be fair he came in at the tail end of last season after having at least a year out of first team football so who really knows)but he can help along Wood and Erwin who play a similar game and he is maybe the best forward on the books at helping shut a game out (ie he can hold up a ball and offers an option when defending set pieces and corner). For me Wood is first choice, Erwin or Antenucci plan B with Morison as the defensive change to see the game out. Sharp needs to go, He may try really hard but so did Hunt. Hard work is redundant if you bring less to the team than the other options.

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08 Jul 2015 13:14:35
Agreed fee with Sheffield United for sharp (500k) no bid put forward as of yet. Loss on my opinion would much rather sell morison or doukara

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08 Jul 2015 14:06:43
Yes just read that on sky ,I would rather see Morrison go but sharp has not been a great goal scorer!
We were lucky that we had goals in midfield otherwise we would have gone down .
Middlesbrough and Derby seem to be spending big money with the sides relegated from the premier league have to say I think top ten will be hard ,but we can hope .
thought it was really weird that last season we beat a lot of top teams and then lost to mid-table bottom teams .

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08 Jul 2015 14:29:26
Doukara could be quite the player if used properly, which Redders failed at. He's quick, strong and his finishing last season was excellent. His attitude stunk but can you blame him the way he was treated?

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08 Jul 2015 14:54:25
I agree doukara was really good at the start and shone under hockaday and milanic where few things actually went right for the team, then he scored crucial goals under redders when he was caretaker which helped redders get the job and then was ditched, along with antenucci and sloth

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08 Jul 2015 16:34:28
Good deal for Leeds -Sharp not going to help us progress; out of his depth in upper Champ now.

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09 Jul 2015 08:09:01
Agree with Smitch Doukara got a raw deal last year. Think he will excell with Rosler. Sharp decent but not the striker to take us forward. No comment on morrison,

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09 Jul 2015 15:50:42
Out of our forwards selling Sharp makes the most sense. Roslers prefered formation is 4-3-3 which means a tall, physical striker that can either score or hold the ball up (Wood, Erwin, Morison and Doukara if he stays on his feet for more than five minutes)or someone that can play a bit wider cutting in from the wing or delivering crosses (Antenucci and Doukara can both cover out wide).
His other formation is 3-5-2 (not a fan tbh),which would suit Sharp, but assuming Wood is assured a place (at least early in the season) then Antenucci and Doukara have to be ahead of him for the second spot on the merit of both outscoring him last year.
Also it makes financial sense. We will get £500k (More than we would get for Morison or possibly Doukara) and remove one of our biggest earners from the wage bill.

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13 Jul 2015 22:50:58
Any player who has to drop a division will lose wages and footballers are on such a high salary That the difference runs into thousands. I think every player and there agent will try to get a payout. Living in Sheffield I talk to lots of Blades fans who don't want him.and are definitely against the swap.

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