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23 Aug 2014 18:18:53
Beppe Sannino has had a massive row with the club owners at Watford after today's win against Leeds and has walked

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23 Aug 2014 10:15:58
How is Maourane Fellaini worth £27.5 million, when Toni Kroos was £24 million and Cesc Fabregas cost £27 million.

How did Andy Carroll cost £35 million, when Zlatan Ibrahimovic cost PSG £15.7 million.

How did Gareth Bale cost Real Madrid £86 million, when Cristiano Ronaldo joined for £80 million and they let Mesut Ozil go to Arsenal for £42.4 million.

How did Fernando Torres cost £50 million, when Luis Suarez joined Liverpool for £22.7 million.

Anyone got anymore???

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23 Aug 2014 08:59:49
Over the moon that George Friend has signed a new 4 year contract at Middlesbrough! He must be confident of Prem football with the club! UTB

smoggiephil

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20 Aug 2014 11:05:55
Malkey Mackay will make Troy Deeney his first signing as Palace manager

marv

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18 Aug 2014 18:44:45
Gareth Bale is not worth £86 million and the best that Championship side Middlesbrough will get this season is the bottom half of the division.

boizz69

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18 Aug 2014 14:48:07
Danny Wilson says Barnsley looking to sign a target man up front, any one have any ideas/news on who this could be? not sure who would be available to fit that role to be honest

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17 Aug 2014 13:42:26
Stoke City have made a number of players available to reduce their current wage bill

Wilson Palacios
Jonathan Walters - Celtic interested
Brek Shea
Ryan Shotton
Andy Wilkinson
Cameron Jerome
Jack Butland (loan)

Stokie1

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15 Aug 2014 23:45:21
Fulham are still looking to add 3 players (not including Tiago), Wood is a target although he may choose to remain in the midlands and join Derby.

Lua Lua of Brighton & Chalobah of CFC have been whispered & the club have given up on signing not 1 but both Xhaka bros.

FFC could also "shock" with the loan signings they're attempting although no names have been mentioned to my source.

Lindgard recently released by Man U is being targeted as FFC's new number 1 GK.

Sanè looks set to remain at Borduex with his agent playing a blinder using FFC and Cardiff to get the player a better deal at Borduex.

Carlton Cole has been mentioned as has giant striker Nicola Zigic.

Bryan Ruiz & Mitroglou will leave the whites this month

BillyBob86

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16 Aug 2014 17:33:52
Thought Sane was close to signing 3 weeks ago,lol

christox


Christox, we know billy will probably have this wrong! he says loads and hopes 1 will come off, he attempts rumours of his club like trawler fishing, cast a wide enough net and your likely to catch summat!

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15 Aug 2014 22:14:33
Over 80 applicants for the Huddersfield town job, some big names are in there too, Neil Lennon, Alan Curbishley, Tim Sherwood and Gianfranco Zola. Dean Hoyle has been quoted of saying he wants a manger 'that has done it'

InsiderHTAFC

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14 Aug 2014 14:20:52
It is stalemate between Brentford and Wigan over Adam Forshaw. Wigan have had 2 "derisory" offers refused but Forshaw wants a move closer to his family in Liverpool. He was left out of the opening day draw with Charlton.
Brentford value Forshaw who was L1 player of the year last season at £5million.

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14 Aug 2014 09:14:29
Brighton manager Sami Hyypia reported as very unhappy over club's sale of star players, has held talks with the Chairman according to Talk Sport.

chummo

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13 Aug 2014 17:07:35
I just want to say well done to steve gibson making the most important signing he has eva made aitor karanka this guy is kinda special

redrocket_123

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12 Aug 2014 19:48:07
Butterworth in, Clayton gone. Finally! Apparently a 7 figure sum. Another good bit of business.

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12 Aug 2014 10:36:30
It looks like the Clayton deal is going through today despite Brighton trying to muscle in. I'm not holding any of the reports against him for delaying his move as he has a right to look at his options as long as when he comes here, he's committed to the cause. With Butterfield going the other way, Clayton's deal works out be a cheap one. His sell on value will be a much bigger one should we get to the premiership and want to offload him.
It would be nice to get Bamford and who ever else is coming in from Chelsea, sooner rather than later along with another striker. I'm really happy with the way Karanka has conducted himself in the transfer market and for once we seem to be putting a team together that looks good on paper as it does on the pitch. I'm quietly confident that we can have a successful season.

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11 Aug 2014 21:15:23
Mathias Ranegie will be leaving Watford before the transfer window ends.

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11 Aug 2014 16:26:52
Paul Tisdale is set to start up front in the Capital One cup for Exeter City as their crisis continues, club expected to announce they are entering admin.

Plymouth Argyle look set to snap up David Norris on a season long loan from Leeds United

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10 Aug 2014 23:03:08
Brighton are being forces to sell will Buckley for a give away 2.5 millon to Sunderland. The chairman tony bloom has over stretched and needs to recoup money. Sad times

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11 Aug 2014 13:00:36
You sold Leonardo Ulloa for £8 million, Liam Briductt was sold for £3 million and Ashley Barnes was sold for around £1 million. Why would the chairman need the money? You have not spent a lot this summer, Aaron Hughes was a free agent and Chris O'Grady and David Stockdale cost £1.5 million between them

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10 Aug 2014 02:13:09
Looks like a few clubs made moves for players I mentioned last time - shows how cut-throat the business is.

However, Blackpool are to trial Andover Town duo Ike Robertson and Mike Dixon after recommendations from Phil Babb and Chris Whyte and also Mole Valley SCR striker Michael Campbell.

Blackpool will offer a 1 season deal to each player if they impress.

BlackpoolInsider

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10 Aug 2014 11:24:23
Brighton have offered more wages to Adam Clayton seems Boro not prepared to match his wage demands, he is a good solid midfielder however I still think we do not need him as we have those positions filled Smallwood to come in also, I would save the money personally but AK knows what kind of squad he needs to have a push for promotion

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10 Aug 2014 10:33:53
Huddersfield have sacked mark robins. What will this mean for adam clayton now. Hope ww get some one like malkt mackay billy davies or chris hughton or even steve clarke

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09 Aug 2014 00:22:25
York City will take advantage of Jonny Gormans release from Crewe as a trialist and hand the winger a 12 month deal.

YCFC

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09 Aug 2014 00:09:00
Possible New Blackpool players next week:

Ibou Touray (from free)

Abdoulaye Faye (but West Brom are also interested)

Michael Ngoo (from free)

David Fox (from free)

Marvin Elliott (from free)

Danny Gabbidon (Cardiff City also interested)

Mikele Leigertwood (from free)

Callum Driver (from free)

Anthony Gardner (from free)

Martin Taylor (from free)

David Prutton (from free)

Adam Drury (from free)

Paul Green (from free)

Andy Keogh (from free)

Will Hoskins (from free)

Brian Stock (from free)

David Ngog (from free)

Zat Knight (from free)

Tarum Dawkins, Obasiarinse Uade and Alfred Mugabo (all on frees from Arsenal)

Leroy Lita (from free)

Matt Etherington (from free)

Liam Matthews (from free)

BlackpoolInsider

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09 Aug 2014 12:57:18
not Paul Green, he plays for rotherham,and Keogh plays in australia

christox


10 Aug 2014 10:35:42
From free. they've got loads of players

terrier85


Leroy Litas at Barnsley

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08 Aug 2014 14:01:08
Hi All,

Liverpool fan venturing on to the Swansea page for the first time, please don't bite (I won't tell you I live in Cardiff).

Rumours are flying about Vorm's move to Spurs and alleged money owed to his previous club.

Apparently Huw Jenkins has told them that Vorm was sold "for free".

It looks from the outside (I understand that this may be wholly wrong) that Swansea have sold Vorm for free and charged more for Ben Davies in an attempt to avoid paying the fee to Utecht. (I remember some persons suggesting that Liverpool should do the same with Lallana/Lambert)

What is the position if it turns out that this has happened? Are there rules against it, or is it simply bad sportsmanship?

Also, is this the case or is it all just newspaper tittle tattle?

Cheers in advance for the responses.

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08 Aug 2014 10:46:24
Sunderland to sign Zaha from Manchester United and Richards from Man city and Jason Pearce from Leeds

safc4evajc

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08 Aug 2014 12:24:08
wrong on all accounts, Pearce is Leeds no 1 central defender and going nowhere

christox


 

 

07 Aug 2014 19:53:19
As a POSH fan I am very disappointed and gutted that assombalonga has gone but i'd like us to sign craig mackail smith from brighton again because we have the money after the 5.5 million we got for assombalonga.

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07 Aug 2014 18:54:05
Shola Ameobi set to sign a 1 year deal

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07 Aug 2014 17:11:07
My source has notified me that Jacob Butterfield doesn't want to leave Middlesbrough, so Huddersfield will not sell Adam Clayton, unless Mark Robins gets another midfielder ready to sign, before the start of the season.

InsiderHTAFC

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07 Aug 2014 12:46:08
Town still need a CB, LB, CAM and a ST at least to make up the squad. Come on Hoyle, pull your finger out and spend some money!

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07 Aug 2014 16:43:08
St ledger coming in when he's proved his fitness got majeski, holmes ward n coady plus lolley that can play cam. Its not about spending transfer fees its about running a club to ffp n hoyle n bobbins have brought in some excellent players this year n only spent 375k on coady.

terrier85


I know for a fact that Sean St Ledger will sign before the start of the season, Unless the Butterfield goes through, Adam Clayton will not be sold, until MR has got another midfielder lined up. A striker will be brought in on loan for cover for James Vaughan, no mention of a LB

InsiderHTAFC


07 Aug 2014 21:22:48
Clayton is going, regardless of butterfield

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06 Aug 2014 21:47:01
Celtic fans not impressed with tonight's performance against Legia Warsaw.
Mutterings around Murrayfield that the new Norwegian manager should go. Not a good start of his stewardship of this famous club.

Skye

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06 Aug 2014 17:22:02
AFC Wimbledon have made an short term loan offer to transfer-listed Gillingham defender Adam Barrett.
The Dons are looking for a replacement at centre back, just for the start of the season, after Andy Frampton has been ruled out for at least 6 weeks with a broken ankle. Barrett appears the ideal replacement and after being transfer-listed after loyal service that has seen him captaining the Gills over the past two seasons, including leading them to the League Two title, it looks like he is now on his way out of the club.
Gillingham have said that the player will now decide whether he wants to drop down a division for a short term spell at the League Two side.

Also AFC Wimbledon are yet to make a final decision on trialist Callum Kennedy. They are in the market for a left back and have had the player, who they released just months ago, on trial over the pre-season. Dons' boss Neal Ardley has said that he has been impressed with the player's performances, and it looks likely he will sign on for one more season at the Kingston-based side.

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06 Aug 2014 19:12:41
Would like to see us sign Jean C Bahebaek as he has been in form in pre season with PSG. Scoring twice while playing alongside Ibrahimovic who in the same game scored a hat-trick. Would also like Nick Powell join on loan as he would create chances for the team. Looking forward to the new season, I think its going to b a good one for Addicks fans. let's get behind Mr Duchalet, Bob Peeters and the lads. COME. ON. YOU. ADDICKS

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06 Aug 2014 18:20:32
Watford have agreed to let Peterborough sell Britt Assombalonga to Nottingham Forest.

Tomcobbing

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06 Aug 2014 17:50:01
Britt Asombalonga currently having a medical at Forest, yes, that's right Watford fans, Forest.

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06 Aug 2014 16:20:17
My personal opinion on the players that Manchester United could potentially sell

Nani- When he has been given a run in the team, he has looked a good player, in 2010-11 season his goals from midfield were crucial and he started the 2011-12 season off brilliantly with goals against Chelsea and Arsenal. He has struggled in the last two years, but until his red card that never was against Madrid in 2012-13 he was the best player on the pitch and created our goal. Nani has never been given a serious run in the team, unlike Young, Cleverley and Welbeck who have never looked like producing in a United shirt.

Tom Cleverley- Definitely sell, we have a lot of home-grown players to comply with FA rules, so we don't need to keep him. He never looks like creating a goal and consistently passes backwards, when he passes forward, his passes are usually inaccurate. Compared to Kagawa and Nani, I don't understand how he got his chance in the United XI.

Maourane Fellaini- Definitely sell. A David Moyes panic buy, no use at Old Trafford, he can't play in his preferred position because there are six better options and he is clueless defensively. Fergie made 104 buys as United manager and not one was as worse as the Belgian. If I was LVG, I would get the best price possible and invest in a player like Vidal, but perhaps won't get him.

Shinji Kagawa- Keep, looked a great player at Borussia Dortmund and showed promising signs of maintaining those standards in his first campaign at United, in particular the great hat-trick against Norwich. If fans judge him on one bad season under a manager that he was consistently played out of position or on the bench and want him sold, then there is a case for every player with the exceptions of Wayne Rooney, Adnan Januzaj and David de Gea.

Javier Hernandez- Would definitely keep at the club, fantastic finisher, great predatory instinct. He was a bargain at £8m and repaid that sum back instantly with 18 goals in his first season. He is a great player to have in the squad and any manager in world football would be a complete fool if they did not want Hernandez in their side. I would understand why he would want to leave, and has always given his best whenever he has played. Fantastic attitude and it still staggers me how Welbeck gets picked over him.

Anderson- Hampered by injuries, but given a decent run in the side, he can hit the heights of what was first expected when he first joined us. He will be better off for his injury experiences and I personally believe he is better than both Cleverley and Fellaini. Keep for now and give him a chance this season.

Ashley Young- Showed promise in pre-season, but he now knows he has to prove himself because he was pretty much guaranteed a place in the squad if he was fit enough under the previous British managers. I am undecided, if a good offer came in I would accept the deal and wish him well, but I just believe in the past few years he has been lazy.

What are your ideas? Post underneath please. I would like to hear thoughts from everyone. I know I missed players like Zaha, Evans, Smalling and Welbeck, but I presume they will all stay.

boizz69

{Ed003's Note - We have a Man Utd page boizz.}

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06 Aug 2014 09:27:41
Huddersfield manager mark robins is trying to persuade craig mackail smith to join the terriers. Would be the ideal replacement for james vaughan who looks set to miss a considerable amout of the season with a torn calf.

viv69

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05 Aug 2014 23:39:09
My source has notified me that when the Adam Clayton deal goes through, Huddersfield will be looking for a ST (for cover for Vaughan as fitness IS a problem). A target man is the preferred option. A must is that he has championship experience

InsiderHTAFC

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05 Aug 2014 19:26:46
Avdija Vršajević has agreed to sign for Middlesbrough on a 3 year contract with a bid of 700k been accepted by his club in Croatia.

DV

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05 Aug 2014 12:53:49
Great news that Glenn Murray is coming back to Brighton exactly what we need deal to be confirmed by friday

Bhafcads

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05 Aug 2014 11:59:05
Tom Adeyemi in full talks with Boro a day after he hands in a transfer request at Birmingham. Hope it's true he's an unreal player for his age.

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05 Aug 2014 10:05:04
Any cov transfer rumours?

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