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Monday, 12 August 2013

Middlesbrough still sniffing around Leeds United's Ross McCormack

It's not quite the Arsenal-Suarez saga, but Middlesbrough seem to think that they are still in with a chance of capturing Ross McCormack. Knocked back with a one million pound offer last week, it's been reported that an improved bid of £1.3m has been tendered - and rejected.

Good news for Leeds fans in a sense, because the Reverend McDermott is remaining true to his word. But it may be a little worrying that Boro seem to have heard "No" as "No unless you pay more."

So what is the figure that will trigger a sale? Gibson is a businessman and will understand exactly what those words "extract value from our existing assets" mean. GFH need to reduce running costs and want to generate cash. They only paid £20m for Leeds so if they could generate £1.75m from the sale of a player, they would recoup 8.75% of their initial investment, and that, I suspect is the figure they would settle on.

Now it may be that Middlesbrough will not go that high, but that still doesn't mean McCormack will stay at Leeds. He is one of the higher wage earners at the club so, as with Becchio, savings on salary may compensate for a lower offer of, say, £1.5m.

And it may be that Boro will prove to be a stalking horse. As QPR shift out their higher wage earners, Redknapp will look to stock up on players with a track record in the Championship - and if he fancies the Scot, Fernandes will stump up £2m without any argument. And that really will test the club's resolve.

33 comments:

  1. Wwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy! Knew it wouldn't take you long! Without being funny but do you honestly spend anytime with your wife or just laptop all the time?

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  2. So when u said u picked leeds for a season you realy ment 2 ........or 3 ........4?
    you talk shit .

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  3. maybe he is going,that will be why he wasnt made captain

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  4. thank's for trying, however its seems to me you know nothing and your mathematics are a comlpete arbitrory quesswork configured in a desperate way to try create worries among leeds fans,

    Truth be told you might be correct (though i doubt it) regardless your quess would be pure luck if it turned out to be true cause your numbers seem a bit of the mark so the 8.75% is propably not 1.75m maybe less maybe more then again why would thay settle for 8,75% and not 10% or 7,5%

    your strange

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  5. Boro will have McCormack by the end off the week. It's not too long before a bid week be accepted. Probably around 1.8 million will do it. He will move to the bigger club, and by bigger I don't man the fanbase and history and all that crap the deluded Leeds fans go on about, I mean the team that will be in the premier league next season.

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    1. So not boro either then u crank

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    2. You talk utter shite mate. You cockney twat. Go die ya freak !!!

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    3. Deluded!?? Well the history and fan base are bigger at Leeds United-FACT. I think you are the one being deluded my friend.
      Be serious, why would McCormack choose to move to Middlesbrough when he has stated publicly that he does not want to move?
      You have no chance of making the play-offs never mind being promoted. Why do you think Mowbray will do any better than he has managed so far? Your manager is shit, your support is shit and your support is shitter than shit......lets be fair though, we cant really expect anything else with Middlesbrough being the arse hole of the world, its going to be shit isn't it!
      Leeds may not be favorites to up this season but i would put my house on us going up under Brian Mac then twats like you may just stop lambasting Leeds for no other reason than you have heard your inbred father/uncle/brother talking about it! Get a life and stop comparing shit with history you cannot touch no matter how long you live in the arse hole of the world!

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    4. Accrington Stanley......WHO ARE THEY!???

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    5. mighty whites fan12 August 2013 at 20:01

      Hahaha you retarded fake geordie twat, McCormack will still be at Leeds even when the window shuts.
      Why move to Boro from Leeds when we will be in prem next season, not you ?
      Now pipe down and fuck off back to Noddy land.
      Fuckin idiot

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    6. im guessing you're a smoggie! if mowbray sees mac as an out andout striker then he really has lost the plot! good luck getting 15 goals out of him if you play him up front. That spaz emnes has more chance of getting 15 goals

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  6. Does it really matter?12 August 2013 at 17:33

    Surely you have other things better to do but ramble on about us? Have you got nothing else to write about? I bet you wished you could write about West Ham and get the kind of traffic that you get when writing about Leeds United, correct? Who needs SEO when you can bait Leeds fans. We out count you lot around the world and we have more history! Keep writing Nev and give that ugly wife of yours a good poke from all of us MEN!

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  7. Just for once it is difficult to argue with your reasoning.
    I would add this though, the player has stated publically that he has no desire to leave. Furthermore, the manager does not want him to leave.
    It is time now for all clubs fancying a bargain from Leeds that they realise that with the Monaco Mobsters departure (titter titter) that we only sell if it is for the greater good of Leeds.

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  8. What, like you test my will to live?

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  9. West Spam TOSSER

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  10. Leeds will accept (circa)£2m. its a good fee with Poleon Dawson, Diouf in reserve..

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    1. Dawson is a midfielder u tit , u know fuck all

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    2. Where did Mcormack play last Sunday U Knob?
      can't you watch a match properly?? why don't u go support Millwall!!!

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  11. Im sure you toss yourself off over a poster of the great Revie team, every-morning, every-night....with a dirty leeds t-shirt on.

    I cant fault you....toss-bag.

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  12. Every player has his price, Hammersfan. You'll find that's the case for every club outside maybe the top 3 in the Premiership (even then that's debatable). Any offer in excess of £1.5m is probably a no brainer anyway given there is a 90% chance the funds will be invested back into the side where we need them (I.e. a quality centre half). In 6 months time everyone will recognise that Poleon is a better player anyway.

    GFH have been true to their word in every sense since the takeover and you have been proven wrong time and time again. Time to change the angle maybe? In addition no Leeds fan realistically believes we will finish top 6 this season so maybe it's not worth revisiting this every time we lose. Ken Bates has gone which is more than enough.

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  13. Thanks for stating the obvious

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  14. The words you keep going on about "extract value from our existing assets" quite simply means to get the best out of what we've got. Ross is already a Leeds player so we aim to get the best out of him. 'value' doesn't have to mean ££
    I'd be a bit worried about Liverpool extracting £6m from your lot for Downing if I were you rather than worrying about McCormack. He aint going anywhere!!

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  15. Same shit as last week , well boring.

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  16. Sod off - you mouthy southern pillock.

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  17. How many stories about McCormack in the last 12 days? 4 or 5? aren't you bored yet? we are all bored with you already and weve only played 2 league games. Can I just ask you why you think anyone is interested in your point of view? Really, I would love to know who told you that your views are interesting.

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  18. If McDermotts a reverend then what does that make pornking Sullivan ....a monk...

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  19. Wanking furiously over Leeds as per usual. A stain on all true Hammers fans.

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  20. boro....dont make me laugh,with ur pathetic crowds,and shit team.watch the mighty whites rise from the ashes.

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