Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Grayson Don't write us off

LUFC Grayson Don't write us off

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson is warning the fellow promotion hopefuls to not write them off.

Leeds were soundly beaten at second placed Swansea on Saturday but Grayson is sure that his squad will respond in the right manner.

The defeat was only Leeds second in their last twenty one games and with just twelve games remaining, Grayson is confident that his side can soon get back to winning ways and put a run together until the end of the season.

Speaking on the official website, Grayson said, "There`s twelve games to go and there`s still an awful lot of points to play for.
"If people want to write us off that`s up to them, but we`ve lost two in twenty-one and were now challenging our players to maintain that.
"We`re capable of going on a run. Just because we`ve lost we can`t be ruled out. If people want to, so be it."

Leeds remain in sixth place despite the defeat, they are now eight points behind second placed Swansea City who fill the final automatic promotion place.

They are probably beginning to look more nervously over their shoulders after picking up just two points from their last three games. Leicester City are just two points behind in seventh place and Burnley are on a good run under new boss Eddie Howe, who are four points behind Leeds with two games in hand.

Grayson is still confident of finishing the season in the top six, "The players are capable of going on a run and we can get the results to secure a top six place at least," he continued.

Leeds are now without a midweek game before facing three games in seven days.

They also face two Yorkshire derbies in the month of March.

They face Doncaster at Elland Road next Saturday before travelling to relegation threatened Preston North End on the Tuesday night, who produced their performance of the season when winning 6-4 at Leeds earlier in the season.

Leeds then return to Elland Road to face Ipswich Town, who have seen an upturn in form recently, since the arrival of new boss Paul Jewell.

They finish the month at another club fighting relegation. Sheffield United are still looking for their first win in 2011 under former Leeds defender Micky Adams.
Adams took over the Blades at the start of the New Year and they have yet to record a win in the twelve games since he took over.

Leeds will be hoping for a successful month as they still face tricky clashes against Nottingham Forest, Burnley at home, Millwall, and Queens Park Rangers away amongst their final eight games of the season.

Join The Vital Debate

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.

The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum.

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

Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Leeds on: facebook

Vital Leeds on: twitter

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

Date:Monday February 28 2011
Time: 1:57PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

Football League - Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21 at 9am.

LUFC On This Day - February 21st

A look back at what happened on this day February 21st in the history of Leeds United

LUFC Chris Wood Completes Award Hat-Trick

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has completed a hat-trick of awards for his form in January

LUFC Only A Few Tickets Remain For Sheffield Wednesday Clash

The clash between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday is heading for a sell-out

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the Match v Ipswich?
Suggested By:
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 12:30PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 3 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 5:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

3.Tiny T63
5.Spanky White40
8.King Billy37
The Vital Football Members League