Nottingham Forest Rumours Archive August 03 2012

 

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03 Aug 2012 23:00:15
midfielder Simon Gillett is set to sign a two-year deal at Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old is currently without a club after leaving Doncaster at the end of last season.

Forest manager Sean O'Driscoll is poised to make a move for the midfielder, who trained with the Championship club earlier this week, after working with him while in charge at Rovers.

Gillett began his career at Southampton and spent time at Walsall, Blackpool, Bournemouth and Yeovil on loan before O'Driscoll signed him at Doncaster in 2010.

What do we think then people? I think we should also go for Adam Hammill now he's transfer listed.

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Hammill guedioura moussi (cohen later in season) reid would be epic midfield

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Adam Hammill would be perfect signing, can play on either wing, with gillett also available in midfield and a quality RB good season could coming . I think we would be looking at a playoff place :)

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We are just about there, Forest need that push to bring in these players , i agree , Reid, Guedioura,( Hammill,) Moussi, Majewski, (Gillitt), Mcgugan, and not forgetting Cohen, mouth watering, plus a Quality RB

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03 Aug 2012 22:56:10
Sky sports are reporting that we are very close to finalizing a deal to sign Simon gillet on a two year deal. Would have preferred a right back, centre back, right winger or even a centre forward but hey ho!! Didn't really stand out for me when we played them but was voted their player of the season. Albeit in a relegated side! Thoughts?

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Getting the lad on a free, nothing to lose! {Ed034's Note - I can't believe your moaning about the position. If he improves the 11, so what

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I'm not moaning ed, I have every faith that sod will address the positions where we are short. It was just my initial reaction to reading the news is all. Time will tell if he really will improve that area of the pitch over geds, cohen, mousse, mcgugan but I'll more than happily let him try.

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As long as we score more than the oppo, its all good! Who needs defenders when we can pack out midfield with attacking flair?! Its Keegan style, and I like it (used to work for me in the good old days of Sensible Soccer!)

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03 Aug 2012 20:11:57
Forest are trying to secure a trio of signings of Kazakhstan internationals, Zhambyl Kukeyev, Tanat Nusserbayev and also Sergei Ostapenko.

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Come off it mate

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COME ON! Why should we sign those three players for??

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Are they any good or not

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Never heard of them

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Who, who and who?

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This has to be one of the oddest rumours ever

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Its Nice !! I Like !!

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Signings for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

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I thought the names were a play on words or summet, but you seem serious!? Not that we will sign them tho...

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Nusserbayev was good against england tricky winger . Ostapenko was a big lump

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We will need more intrepetors than coaching staff. They get biig money.

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So two strikers and a midfielder totally unproven and no experience playing in the uk. Thumbs up for imagination mate!

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03 Aug 2012 20:04:30
Forest eying up Japanese fantastic goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima from current Belgium club Standard De Liege, not thinking about spending so far.

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No we aren't...

Camp, Darlow and the new Kuwaiti guy are the keepers

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Dunna need another keeper

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We always need another keeper if its a BETTER keeper

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Total bobbins mate we've just signed a back up keeper and Darlow will play in reserve team so as not to rush his progress. Camp'll be back on form this year no doubt coz he'll be playing under a gaffer that commands respect
Notts Loyal

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With camp darlow and al rashidi set to join do we need yet another keeper

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03 Aug 2012 18:12:13
Heard that hall from southend is set to sign tomorrow morning. Also that defender from norwich and wilson also tomorrow ive heard they have had medicals today but gonna finshing touches tomorrow.Heard jones from stoke is signing {Ed034's Note - Cant see Wilson or jones coming

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So ed. Do you have reliable sources informing you on hall.. He seems a cracking player but I haven't seen any news on him leaving southend {Ed034's Note - Just what is the talk on the training ground

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When ever i've seen Jones he only seems interested for 20 mins of the game. Findlay and Derbyshire already have that ability to tune out of a game. We need a hungry striker with pace next to Dex. Is maynard quick?

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There have been articles on SSN and Southend vital about him leaving but no clubs mentioned. Our interested is credited purely to sod liking him whilst at donny. I do think he would be a cracking signing though

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Ive heard that your Wrong as anyone else heard it.

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Jones would be an absolute handful in the champ but don't know if he would fit the on the deck footy that SOD goes for, what be to easy to ping balls at his head all game. We seem to be linked with about 15 players right now, hopefully the smoke will clear and we will actually have a few new faces.

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Jones never gonna happen , hall and norwich lad be good , would av wilson back but canna see it happening

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Who's wrong ? what about ?

pinxton

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03 Aug 2012 15:22:21
Daniel ayala has singned for us on a season long loan

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Hope its true defence sorted then,two wingers and off we go

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Will put an end to the Kelvin Wilson rumours

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Defence sorted? Where's our right back? {Ed034's Note - halford and freeman

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That's gonna get confusing! Dan (Harding), Dan (Collins), Dan (Ayala). Dan Dan Dan! We'll have Alan Partridge as manager next!

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No he hasn't, not yet

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That should be a new chant: 'dan! dan!...dan!'

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Hahaa yeh i like it 'oohhhh danny booyyy ohh mist rolling in from the trent...danny boy!''' be a great signing if true and norwich fans not happy to be seeing him go which is always a good sign. Looks like its picking up some weight and may be true this one....

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Squad looks to be taking shape

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03 Aug 2012 16:45:59
is this true ed? nothing on fawaz twitter {Ed034's Note - i pressume it is not done yet, but is it looking likely

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Norwich fan here he is staying here, no offence but he could have gon to Villa but turned them down {Ed034's Note - not too patronising. this has come from two seprate journos, one of which has not been wrong yet about anything to do with forest. i suppose it is a wait and see

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SEE! Told you the Norwich fans werent happy to loose him - Lets be having him then! bad luck Mr Canarie - Ward will do ya wont he? lolol hahaa

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Halford is mediocre, and freeman is unproven ( and going county) {Ed034's Note - your opinion of course. there seem to be a lot of football fans that rate halford.

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I'd rather see us try for Bartley from Arsenal , more experience at different levels

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We have moloney at right back too

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He has a history of injuries and dodgy hamstrings. We will be lucky to get 20 games out him

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Halford is a centre half not a right back. get you're facts right editor, if you're going to answer or correct people. {Ed034's Note - erm 1. Who do you think your talking to?? 2. How about getting your facts right before trying to hve the big man. He plays both.........oh and 3. Banned :-)

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Reply to that one pal!! Oh, you can't!

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Every time i've seen Halford play, for Sheff Utd, Wolves, Pompey he's played right back... so maybe you should get your facts right?

Oh wait you can't now because you're banned! :)

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I feel somewhat responsible for that banning :/ the original point I was trying to make is that halford doesn't seem to be the right back bursting down the wings and winning promotion like Gunter did

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Ed quality as ever! Lol

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I was chatting to a blades fan, apparently Halford was on loan to them. He said he's an absolutely fantastic player, with a throw in that is a rocket, said it puts Delap's in the shade. Thinks he'll do really well for us.

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A ban seems a bit harsh?? Was there some swearing or just the disagreement with the editor?? I have seen Halford at rb and cb but for the football sod plays I also think he will be played as right sided centre back

Mod red {Ed034's Note - I do this for free and won't take abuse. To me it was abuse. There was also a other post which I did not put up. We come on here for friendly banter and debates. That was neither.

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And just to add to ed he has also played up front lol

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Fair play there are always the odd ones that go a bit far. Keep up the good work. I for one would love a right back and right winger in to set us up nicely. Me and the girlfriend (gaffer) got season tickets and west brom and county tickets today. Can't wait for this season to start. Any thing tenth or above I'll be a happy cheaply

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Better call u ed and not editor ?
SO'D is signing defenders with experiance and at the right age for now, the fact some can play 2 positions comfortably is a bonus that we will see towards the end of a long season.
its looking good !

pinxton {Ed034's Note - Whichever you prefer

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03 Aug 2012 14:16:17
ive heard a rumor that we r makin a bid for zaha from c.palice. could be used as a wingers. He's pacy and skillfull and nos where the goal is. Would be an exiting player. He's also a good passerof the ball which woyld be like sod. Coyr

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Would love this,but they were asking 10 million for him last year

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Not a chance of this happening, we`re looking at the likes of Moussa, who is available on a free transfer!

Hammill and Hall also being touted as ones the club are supposedly interested in, so there`s no chance the club will spend mega bucks on Zaha!

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Was linked to premiership clubs last year. No chance!!

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Did you just call zaha a good passer of the ball ? he couldnt even spell pass he is nothing more than a street footballer with no professional tekkers

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Would be decent for forest, but to say he's a top passer? Some of the big clubs looked at him and decided not to take a risk because of scout reports that said awful end product. Good champ player though..

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If we have someone from palace it should be Ambrose, not some big head that thinks he's better than he is

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Ambrose has already left palace mate!

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Think Ambrose has already signed for Birmingham?

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03 Aug 2012 13:56:10
Christope berra and hammil will join by the Thursday. Berra deal might fizzle out if wigan table their bid but likely to be concluded by Thursday. O'driscoll determined to pull in a couple more versatile and proven players at the back with Daniel ayala's name being bandied around and suggestions of a third older defender who also plays defensive mid.

Updates soon. {Ed034's Note - funny how berra is being mentioned, now they have said they will listen to offers for him

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Would take hammil

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03 Aug 2012 12:44:39
just been tweeted by john percy that we are in talks with norwich over a deal for daniel ayala. Heard his name on here a few days ago so well done to the person who informed us on him first ! this guy would be a massive signing

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That would be a great signing, remember for Hull at the KC, he was phenomenal...hope this is true.

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Ayala would an amazing signing. Not so keen on us being linked with all these forwards though. I think we could do with another 2 senior defenders and a right winger or two before we think about signing another striker.

Boyata, Ayala and Higginbottom would ideal

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Looks like it would only be on a season-long loan, but if we get him in I'd think that was a sensible bit of business. Back four is definitely our priority still.

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Only a loan though

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There's no way we need another 3 central defenders. 1, yes. 2, as long ad they're versatile i.e can also play right back. Higginbotham won't happen, he was our second choice after Collins for a loan deal, hence why we've secured Collins ahead of him. Ayala would be great. Young, good technique, good passer. I like how our squad is shaping up.

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Read this in the Nottingham Evening Post,so it must be true.

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Very reliable source within Forest as per text message 12.40pm today....Gillet is one, Rhodes should be coming plus two others, lets wait and see, similar info came through re; Guedi and Collins two days before they signed...remember where you heard it first. Better money spent than Maynard me thinks!

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Am i the only one who thinks Rhodes is vastly over priced at 6 million,still unproven at our level much better value out there

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Dont know who yout text was from but its rubbish. We wont pay 5m out for a player. For me he would be a great signing but he is destined for the premier league.

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Good signing if they can get him!

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Rubbish hey! With all due respect I am only going off from info I have been given before re signings etc Here is another one then, exec boxes will be opened up so spectators can sit outside, big screen going up main stand/ Trent End corner, money shop end going and being replaced by big sponsor. Come back to me in a few weeks/ months and then tell me how many out of seven predictions come right. I do not lie in bed at night tickling me tummy thinking of things to dream up OR what I hope will happen, I am going off facts that have a chance of happening, whether they do or not is another thing, but at least it is the truth!

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We will see, i can see in a week that we wont be hearing he has signed. Forest wont pay that for one player.

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Why would we pay 5/6 mil for unproven rhodes when we have apparently been quoted 4 mil for a proven striker in Maynard if the rumours are correct also rhoads is wanted by fulham

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I'm a little bit torn on this one, whether to believe or not. On the one hand I can't see us paying 4-5 million for a player. However, on the other hand I think that any reasonable person would recognise that to do well in this league or any league for that matter u have to have a 20+ striker. Whilst I definitely feel dex is 15 goal a season man I don't think any of our others have Goals in them. Apart from miller maybe who I have a sneaky feeling will go well this season and surprise a few if given a chance. Therefore if we are serious about getting up there and challenging our new owners may well realise they need to spend that sort of money on a top striker. Who that should be is open to debate. My personal opinion is Maynard or Beckford (minus the bad attitude). Or maybe le fondre

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If you want goals then you have got to throw money at it. Not gonna get a twenty goal a season man for nothing or as near as, Grant Holt to norwich situations dont come along that often. For me it wil be Dex, Miller, Tudgay and one expensive forward.....watch this space!

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As you say, he may be destined for the premier league, but so are the mighty reds! {Ed034's Note - Lets hope it's together

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Norwich fan here again, Chris Hughton has not made his mind up yet,Still mulling, If Ayala does come to you which I doubt it will be for a short 2 or 3 month so we can have the 24 hr recall on him, sorry to dampen your thoughts on this {Ed034's Note - just like us, you know nothing and we are all going on what the press are saying, which is a season long loan, if it happens. Strange he wasn't in the squad last night

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03 Aug 2012 11:51:34
Nottingham forest have bid 1.2mll for stokes striker Kenwyne jones

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I wish, this guy is way to good to drop into championship, liverpool wanted him at one point last season. never going to happen

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Never in a million years

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Sharp, Maynard, Mackail-Smith. Jones, Beckford, who else is there? News that Sam Baldock might be going to Bristol City. Hope something actually materialises soon at CG.

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When he is fit very good player will he drop to forest and will forest pay 27k aweek herrrrrm no , {next}

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WHY WOULD YOU BID 1.2 M FOR A PROVEN PREMIER LEAGUE GOALSCORER AND 1.8 M FOR BECKFORD

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Stoke are trying to ship him out as he's on 50k a week. Not a chance we could afford that.

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Why would you bid?? How else do you buy players lol.

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Stoke wud laugh at a bid of 1.2 mil for jones

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Who say`s Forest are in for Jones?

Don`t you think his wages would be a problem? Never going to happen!

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Didn't stoke pay around 9 mil for him?

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03 Aug 2012 10:37:14
Franck Moussa signing should be announced in the next 24 hours.

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After the game on saturday more like

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Hope not, get the feeling this would be a massive step backwards!

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If he aint good enough for the blue scum he aint good enough for us

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Good back up i suppose

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Sod sees him as a classy player who can develop under his guidance. He would be utilised as back-up and an impact sub with the occasional start. If sod rates him as he does then he must be playing below his potential. Also heard contract agreed by Monday lunchtime or Sunday teatime.

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I've heard that o'driscoll has decided against signing him

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Played brilliantly against villa on saturday. pacey and wasnt afraid to run at people. just what we need on the wings.

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03 Aug 2012 10:21:13
nottm forest have made a bid for southamptons billy sharp

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Sure hope so!

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No chance in hell is that gonna happen, he will fancy his luck in the prem

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I said this time last year we should of bought him,no chance now

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Should cost less than Maynard or Mackail-Smith. The type of player we desperately need. Lets be having you-as someone famously once said!

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This could be true as he loved playing for SOD at doncaster

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He only moved to southampton in january though. can't see him moving again 6 months later, especially now they're in the prem

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Saints are letting Barnard and Forte go, so letting Sharpe go too would leave them thin on strikers. No chance of this happening.

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He will get sussed in the Prem not good enough the same Billy Sharp that Blades fans nicknamed Billy Blunt enough said

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03 Aug 2012 10:04:12
SOD will look at tall defender ben haim to strenthen his options at the back and will hardly have to pay anything to sign the defender because of portsmouths financial position.

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He is on 36k a week at pompey hence digging his heals in!

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Won't match his wage demands

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Two players being finalised...NOT trialists!

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You must be joking he is not worth 5k aweek let alone 36k

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After his comments about the administrators of pompey I hope we don't his attitude is just appaling

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God i hope not !!

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TAL BEN-HAIM has taken a 7,500-a-week pay CUT to sign a four-year contract with West Ham.

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5 ft 11 inches is hardly tall compared to Halford, Collins etc......

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He is actually 6 ft and that is tall but not massive

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No thanks..

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03 Aug 2012 08:16:22
Looking at Jeff Hughes (Left midfield) from Notts, according to Sky Sports

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Worth a cheeky bid I guess. Nothing to lose :)

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Hes awful

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