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Bruce Makes Shock Leeds Switch
Bruce Makes Shock Leeds Switch
Wednesday, 28th Jul 2010 13:08

Town defender Alex Bruce is to make a shock switch to newly-promoted Championship side Leeds United. The Republic of Ireland international had been due to join Sheffield United but the deal stalled after the Blues and Blades were unable to agree a fee.

Bruce, who watched last night’s friendly at Leiston, agreed personal terms at Sheffield United at the weekend and had been expected to complete the move early this week until the stalemate regarding the fee.

Leeds have now offered the Blues the £200,000 rising to £300,000 on appearances that they are after for the 25-year-old, who will undergo a medical in West Yorkshire tomorrow morning before formally joining ex-team-mate Richard Naylor at Elland Road.

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PablosRightBoot added 13:10 - Jul 28
Cheerio
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Legend added 13:11 - Jul 28
Any chance of seeing a player coming this way??
Nope thought not!
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Gus added 13:12 - Jul 28
Trys hard, not great tbf
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GeorgiDoundarov added 13:12 - Jul 28
Perfect! Fingers crossed that there will not be anything to stop this deal!
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TractorMan added 13:17 - Jul 28
My god imagine a central defence with Naylor and Bruce! :)
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yorksblue added 13:17 - Jul 28
Who cares where he goes, as long as he goes.
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ramseyn added 13:18 - Jul 28
It's all falling into place now, keanes new assistant was bought in secretly, her last position was scriptwriter for coronation street.
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bizman added 13:26 - Jul 28
ramseyn has got it in one! exactly!

Theres still lots of time for this deal to fall through as well! I would love to know exactly what is going through ME, Roy Keane and SImon Clegg's minds right now i really would.... they are probably having a great time!
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joeippy01 added 13:33 - Jul 28
losing a good defender here, leeds are going to be strong next season.
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sixtouchfootball added 13:40 - Jul 28
This is more fun than championship manager on my PC! What's next? Keane brings in dream strike force of Stern John and the soon to be free Marlon King?! HaHa!! The fun and games that is the transfer window!
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brittaniaman added 13:40 - Jul 28
Our team is getting weaker every day now, what with injuries and transfers, only 9 days to go before we kick off to the real test.We have had more injuries this pre-season and only had half the games and travelling what is happening ?????????
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DietmarVanNostrilBoy added 13:44 - Jul 28
Bruce was alright for us, I think at one stage Keane made him our captain.
Let's not blindly slagging him off because he is leaving, he would stay if he got played.
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joeippy01 added 13:51 - Jul 28
knows how to put in a challenge unlike the rest of our defence, think he will be missed!
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joeippy01 added 13:52 - Jul 28
can someone not put in a bid for keane? infact id pay good money for him to go, and pay for the taxi aswell!
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darkroonsitfc added 13:55 - Jul 28
hmm could this be the real reason RK stopped the blades deal???? more money, but the central defence of leeds next season is lookin good, what are the odds of bruce or naylor scoring a header against us??
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Mungo added 13:58 - Jul 28
Shocking stuff!

Bruce's position at the club is untenable and it is best for him to move on. Doesn't seem capable of playing alongside McAuley and hasn't really lived up to the early promise. His contract antics of a few years ago particularly riled me.

Good luck Alex and thanks for the effort!
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robdaful added 13:59 - Jul 28
Aren't Leeds the team with all those thugs?
Bruces tackels will fit in if thats the case.
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Vic added 14:17 - Jul 28
Leeds with a CB pairing of Bruce & Naylor! This is all part of RKs master plan - weaken enough other teams with our cast off that there might be on or two that we can beat. Here's one defence that we might, just might be able to score against with our sweet pea forward line - Pablo and Priskin.
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joeippy01 added 14:20 - Jul 28
vic we cudnt beat leeds reserve team let alone there 1st team, grow up
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Liverpool_blu added 14:33 - Jul 28
What about Becchio Coming to Us in a Deal. Apparently, He is a free Agent in June 2011 with leeds not looking to extend his current deal
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Lightningboy added 14:35 - Jul 28
So to date:

16 months ago Keane comes in,wins his first 2 games and states that he doesn't see the need to make more than a couple of changes to the squad..he goes on to make approximately 15..

We then go 17 games without winning,failing to make it into the top half of the table all season,finishing a pathetic 15th,spending £8M in the process..

Our season finished on april the 25th..Roy says "my work begins now"..in the THREE months since then we've signed a kid from sunderland & are struggling to sign an unwanted 34 year old cardiff left back...shipping out decent championship players willy-nilly for next to nothing in the process..

Not good is it?

I dread clicking on this damn website...it's almost like watching a car crash.
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Lightningboy added 14:38 - Jul 28
Liverpool_blu...great shout re Becchio..I suggested that a couple of months back..he's a great little player.
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Suffolk_n_Good added 14:41 - Jul 28
I'm getting seriously worried about our situation....... Players leaving, None arriving, season less than 2 weeks away......
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joeippy01 added 14:52 - Jul 28
becchio has scored 4 in the last 2 games for leeds just had a look, would be worth ago, but he is probally worth a lot more than bruce??
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ipswichfrancis added 15:05 - Jul 28
i hope the next tag line reads "Roy Keane makes surprise exit"..... at the way we're losing average players without replenishing or just desperately signing below average players.... it's going to be another struggle this year and if things do not pan out well we would be relegated with a weaker squad....
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