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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Middlesbrough's Mowbray Threatens Leeds in Pursuit of McCormack


Well, it wasn't subtle! Tony Nobody has put a gun to the temple of GFH Capital and threatened to pull the trigger, by warning that Boro may look elsewhere if the Arabs aren't careful. Anybody who thinks he has given up in his pursuit of McCormack is very much mistaken, and anybody who thinks that Leeds have slammed the door shut on a possible deal is blithely misguided.

Why haven't Boro signed Becchio? Because they want McCormack. Why are Boro expressing an interest in the former Leeds top scorer? To show Leeds that they have other irons in the fire and are not over a barrel, desperate to sign the Scot. Why are Boro still sniffing around? Because nobody at Leeds has categorically stated that Ross isn't for sale.

Yes Leeds have rejected three bids, but it seems that the highest figure offered thus far is £1.5m. Now, given his form so far this season, and the fact that he has been recalled to the Scotland squad, that obviously isn't enough. GFH are committed to getting "value" for their assets, they don't want to give them away.

And frustratingly for the Arab Bank Built on Sand, only Boro have bid so far. What's needed is for another club to up the ante. The trouble is, QPR apart, all the clubs in the Championship have one eye on Financial Fair Play, and none of the teams in the Prem - not even Norwich City - seem to rate McCormack's prospects of doing the business in the top division. So Leeds are playing brinkmanship, trying to hold out for £2m in a buyer's market and Boro are biding their time, seemingly confident that the Leeds Board will cave in sooner or later.

How else can you explain Mowbray's latest comments: “The conversations continue... It will only intensify as next week starts to run away and September 2 looms...they will know that offer will be off the table when time runs out and they either need the money or they don’t...if one deal comes in that we like we will just forget and never go back...That’s not a veiled threat, it’s reality and I’m sure they know that."

Now, whether or not GFH respond to this threat remains to be seen. In fact, the result today could be a factor. If Leeds win, and a promotion push looks a genuine possibility, then it would be financial madness to part with McCormack; but should Leeds lose, and GFH calculate that in all probability, the club faces another season in the Championship, then £1.75m may be too tempting.

Leeds fans should not be counting their camels yet!



52 comments:

  1. or..... the leeds board don't want to sell at all because we are building a team. A good writer shows a balanced debate, or at least acknowledges the other opinions. This is just lazy writing for dramatic effect



    Your articles are so biased its untrue !

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  2. what a dilluisonal idiot you are pal .. same as the bloke on twitter who was adamant he had inside news that we was signing yesterday ...why would he wnat to leave and go to a tinpot club with no history or fanbase of note ? enjoy lg 1 next year gloit !

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  3. Go away you sad boring parroting twat, and go write about someone else's club. Preferably your own.

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  4. I concur with all of the above, I have stated all along that Leeds will sell him, if the bid nears £2M.

    As HF states; todays match result will have a huge bearing on the outcome..

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  5. Go away and get a life, and talk about your own team.

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  6. Several things. Apparently Middlesbrough have made a fourth bid. Leeds are officially in contract extension talks with McCormack, which even if they come to nothing; he still has 2 years if his current deal to run.

    They do not need to sell for a sub-value fee.

    Also, I would find it very unlikely, given McDermott's public comments, that McCormack would be included in today's squad against Ipswich if he was going to walk away. I doubt McDermott would pick him, and neither would Leeds want him injured if they were going to cash in.

    What are your odds on him leaving and staying?

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  7. This guy really fancies himself.he thinks hes so clever possibly even sees himself as a journalist, im not sure one thing I do know is that he waffles on talking shit with references only he knows about, its amazing how he knows the intentions of the leeds board and boros transfer tactics.tye guys got inside knowledge literally seeping out of him.or is that shit

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  8. Get a life you fucking WUM! Wouldn't you rather people wanted to read your 'articles' for their journalistic merit, rather than writing things purely to wind up Leeds fans, who in turn visit the site to tell you how shit you are?

    Everything you've written about Leeds and GFH so far has pretty much been wrong, admit it. Or better still, just do what you did throughout summer, and FUCK OFF AND ANNOY SOMEONE ELSE!! It was bliss not having your pathetic diatribe appear on the Mighty Leeds Newsnow page. Do one.

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  9. Lets not forget, Leeds are only expected to get 1 point over the next 2 games, according to the bookies.
    They are also a shorter price to get relegated than win the Championship. Take comfort, you're alone.

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  10. another ross mccormack one,how very shitty of you

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  11. you going to the game today hf? or are you gonna be watching it alone in a bar again? or maybe alone in your flat?hahaha LONER!

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  12. Yes correct. If he goes we got a problem & they skint. Hope new contract being prepaired.MOT

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  13. you are misinformed as usual in your green eyed ways.......ross has just signed a new contract,to be stated shortly lol!

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  14. this anti wet spam website is great!not a word about them here.must be an orient fan or something! they hate leeds!

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  15. before we even get started on you Neville you fat fuck, who the fucking hell is tony Mowbray?

    "...if one deal comes in that we like we will just forget and never go back...That’s not a veiled threat, it’s reality and I’m sure they know that."

    oh yeah tone, such a threat, telling us that you might not want to buy our best player.

    and nev, eat shit and die

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  16. Can I ask you to honestly answer a question. In not going to hurl a volley of abuse at you but respectfully ask why a West Ham supporter would write the vast majority of their articles about Leeds United? What's it all about? Please please explain. I know the Leeds fans who comment have their view but I would rather hear it from the horses mouth

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  17. You think you know so much no wonder you wifes a slag

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    1. I hear they are calling her roundabout because everyone gets a turn. :p

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  18. Utter garbage Neville. What if we actually don't need to sell McCormack - that would really piss on your bonfire. Your desperately hoping that we sell, so you can jump back on the 'Leeds are skint' bandwagon.

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  19. You can't decide whether you're going up or staying down after just 4 games, especially in this league

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  20. You're just a west ham blogging bell end !!!!

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  21. Did it take you more than an hour to complete that puzzle i wonder? McCormack is staying put..anyway...i'm off to count camels.

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  22. Tell me your opinion on the west ham game today? Do you think they will A- win? B- lose? C- draw?
    You are a very opinionated person so I do not see why you cannot say!? Use statistics if you please!

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  23. He is not going and concentrate on your own team. You secret Leeds fan

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  24. bit racist. well you are a hammer after all

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  25. WIND UP MERCHANT! IF HE FUCKS OFF WE WILL MOVE ON ITS FOOTBALL ITS THE WAY THE GAME IS ! anyway what ever happens i will still be LEEDS a you old lad will still be what you are and we all know what that is!

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  26. remploy boring

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  27. the last bid from boro was 2 million cockney boy.u r fucking obsessed with this story arnt u.

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  28. yeah i think we will sell him for 1.5 mill and get messi in on a season long loan with a view to permanent....

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  29. Excellent to hear from the hammersfan again, I just worry that you are expending too much of your precious time and energy on this.
    But I guess it keeps you out of the car parks and out of trouble. Plus there's only so much dogging a poor meercat can get up to eh?

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  30. Excellent to hear from the hammersfan again, I just worry that you are expending too much of your precious time and energy on this.
    But I guess it keeps you out of the car parks and out of trouble. Plus there's only so much dogging a poor meercat can get up to eh?

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  31. cock , fuck me , obsessed !!

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  32. Why Don't you concentrate on you own team?

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  33. You just concentrate on your excuses for your away defeat at St. James' this afternoon Southern Troll, there's no deal for Ross going down with Middleshite, it's over, move on you're embarrassing yourself yet again.

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  34. The usual bile and invective. But nobody has yet explained why Haigh or Patel or the new chairman haven't simply come out and said that McCormack isn't for sale. Why do Boro keep going back with offers? Why haven't they signed Becchio who is available? Why is Tony Nobody wasting his breath still talking about a possible deal?

    I'm not saying McCormack will be sold. What I am suggesting is that GFH Capital have not said definitely no. Which means he may yet go.

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    1. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    2. Hurry up Neville and DIE.

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    3. Fuck off you westham twat

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    4. Can you explain why you've got a penis growing out of your forehead... Explain that and then ill answer your questions

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  35. Neville ,, seriously why do you give a toss what Ross mac does ? I can honestly say I don't even know more than half the wank spam team ,, this must be the 10th post about Ross mac in the past two week , just face it you fucking love Leeds , being in denial will chew you up mockney boy

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  36. The guy is right in what he says, wham fan or not.
    I dont know why he feels the need to comment on Leeds, maybe the fact we all reply gives him the oxygen he craves. Only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about (like the Hammers).

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  37. Signed,sealed and a new contract fuck off boro super mac to score again today 😁

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  38. calm down..this is normal..Leeds have said he is not for sale but Boro have the right to carry on if they want..don't panic this is normal in this game when someone want someone,they don't always give up till they get a replacement..But your wrong to say Leeds haven't said he is not for sale..they have..but what more they can do? stop panic..

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  39. What you are showing is your pathetically desperate desire that McCormack should be sold, or that anything should happen to the detriment of Leeds United. It's blindingly obvious that you feel this way, what's not clear is why - and why you continue to wax obsessed with Leeds on what is ostensibly a West Ham blog. Hence the puzzlement evident among those who try to get you to reveal what motivates you - many of us feel you must have had a slap off a Leeds fan at some point, and this is what produces such endless streams of schoolgirly spite.

    Incidentally, "blithely misguided" must be one of the clumsiest and most meaningless constructions I've ever read - shockingly poor even for such a cack-handed "writer" as you. Perhaps you need a session on the shrink's couch AND some basic writing tuition.

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  40. Leeds should not even be answering the phone for anything less than £3 million based on the ridiculous prices for other players. Leeds would not have time or money to replace McCormack adequately. Why is there an assumption that Leeds are encouraging further bids? the only noises coming out of Leeds are that they do not want to sell and are in discussions for a contract extension. I know you are just wanting to wind people up but McCormack and Leeds United are both better off staying where they are. Middlesbrough should pursue elsewhere, can you honestly see their prospects are any better than Leeds anyway.

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  41. I love it when Spam gets told off in such an eloquent manner. Oh and 2-1 today. All you need to do now Nev is get gang raped by a herd of goats and it as truly been a lovely afternoon!

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    1. Great afternoon so far, Leeds won as I predicted (although I git the score wrong) and West Ham picked up an away point in the Prem.

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  42. you are like a cancer you keep coming bk you mong i thought you may have died a deaf ages ago because no one wants your comments on this site so why donf you dissapear and make us all happy you son of a pock docters daughter ha ha ha ha ha ha fuckin ha shit for brains

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  43. Let's be honest, mcormack is for sale, as is every player. The old cliché that every player has a price and all that.
    What boro need to understand is that he's simply not for sale at the derisory bids they've made.

    Ross is clearly angling for another pay rise, and I firmly believe of he can get an extra couple of k's a week at the awful club that is mfc, he will reject the contract offer from Leeds and will be sold for some 2-2.5m

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