UK time is: 10:23:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

LUFC Gradel - We can finish up there

Leeds two goal hero Max Gradel believes the side can finish near the top if they keep doing the things they are doing at the moment but is trying to stay grounded.

Gradel is in fine personal form and scored both goals on Saturday as Leeds moved into second place with a 2-0 win over league leaders Queens Park Rangers.

The 23 year old has now scored six times in Leeds last nine games since getting a regular starting place in the side and as helped the side remain unbeaten during this period.

Gradel is trying not to get too carried away though with Leeds rise up the table and into the automatic promotion places.

Speaking on the official website, Gradel said, 'The main thing is keeping our focus. We don't want to listen to what people say, even though it's nice. We just need to keep our focus.
'It was a great team performance, everyone is working hard for each other and I was really pleased for everybody. "

The midfielder has turned things around for himself this season after almost becoming the villain of the piece when he was sent off in Leeds crucial final game of the season.

Gradel received a three-match ban for violent conduct and an extra game ban for his conduct after refusing to leave the pitch.

The suspension forced him to miss the start of the season as Leeds started life in the Championship.

His struggled with his form when he got into the side and spent a spell on the bench until Grayson decided to change tactics ahead of the Scunthorpe game.

Gradel made his first start in five games and he rewarded his manager`s faith when he opened the scoring inside the opening ten minutes.

He hasn`t looked back since and also earned his first international call up for the Ivory Coast last month for their friendly in Poland, although he played no part in the game.

Despite wanting to keep his feet on the ground, he can see Leeds continuing with their recent good form and staying near the top of the table, 'If we keep working hard and believing in ourselves, we can finish up there. We've got a big squad and we're looking forward to our Christmas games now,' he continued.

Gradel will be going back to his former club in Leeds next game when they travel to Leicester City on Boxing Day.

Although no longer the manager of the club, his former manager Nigel Pearson claimed that he wasn`t good enough for the Championship when he allowed him to join Leeds last season, initially on loan before signing on a full time basis in January.

Gradel has now made fifty-three appearances for the club with almost half of these coming of the bench and he`s scored eleven goals.


Vital Leeds United is a fast growing Leeds United fan site, with the sole aim of becoming the #1 unofficial website for Leeds United fans everywhere.

The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum and regularly looks at the clubs past. Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!


With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital leeds .



Bookmark and Share





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 20 2010

Time: 3:57PM

Your Comments

He's looking a much better player now, more all rounded than the super sub we relied on last season. His temperament does still worry me though, but I suppose thats just part of his character and the way he plays.
dazza71
Gradel has come on leaps and bounds since he came...He's done really well temper wise and a much better player under the guidance of SG...We need the kind of player he is, that can give a few bites when needed, compered to some players that eat each other Gradel is only a Puppy... And as we all know, he knows were the net is, and has the pace and trickery to go round defenders...He's young and still learning and he'll only get better!...
iwa
Gradel as been brilliant since we got on the unbeaten run, long may it continue.
King Billy
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

LUFC Murphy to maul the tykes? (Saturday April 19 2014)

LUFC On This Day - April 19th (Saturday April 19 2014)

LUFC Webb in charge at Barnsley (Friday April 18 2014)

LUFC On This Day - April 18th (Friday April 18 2014)

LUFC Leeds Greatest Ever (Thursday April 17 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 441
2. bago 161
3. deslondon 128
4. erni 113
5. leeds1975 109
6. King Billy 105
7. Davey 3006 87
8. Tiny T 66
9. SimonTVW 56
10. iwa 41

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50
17. Huddersfield 43 12 11 20 -9 47
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43
19. Doncaster 43 11 10 22 -28 43

Breaking League News

Reading : 19/04/2014 10:00:00
Huddersfield 1 Brighton 1 (Report)
Brighton : 19/04/2014 08:22:00
Dickov - Quality in the final third the difference
Doncaster : 19/04/2014 08:00:00
LUFC Murphy to maul the tykes?
Leeds Utd : 19/04/2014 08:00:00
Leeds face battle to keep McCormack in the summer
Leeds Utd : 19/04/2014 08:00:00
LUFC On This Day - April 19th
Leeds Utd : 19/04/2014 07:00:00
Blackburn 0 Glovers 0
Yeovil : 18/04/2014 23:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will Leeds do against Barnsley?
Suggested By:  
Win 52%
Lose 19%
Draw 29%