Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC A view from Bury - Tom Lees

LUFC A view from Bury - Tom Lees

Vital Leeds got in contact with Bury independent website manny road end and their editor, The Boy Holty who happily answered some questions about Tom Lees.

The youngster spent last season on loan at Gigg Lane, becoming an almost ever present as he helped the club win promotion to League One.

Had you heard of Lees prior to him signing for Bury and what did you think of his signing when it was announced?
No, I'd never heard of him before he signed for Bury but we'd played Leeds in an early pre-season friendly and he'd been in a Leeds shirt for that game. We won it 4-0 so most fans were probably a bit under whelmed at the signing at first.

What did you think of Lees during his time at Gigg Lane?
He was everything you would ever want from a central defender. Solid, consistent and even popped up with a few goals.
He was playing alongside Efe Sodje whose experience probably benefited Lees, but whilst his defensive partner changed from time to time, Lees was totally dependable throughout the season and was many peoples' vote for player of the season.

What were his strengths and weaknesses?
Strengths: He played as if he had 500 games under his belt, but he's only 20. He reads the game well and he doesn't mess about. If the ball needs to be dispatched to row Z, then there will be a broken seat on row Z and if it can be passed sensibly out of defence, then that's what he will do and possession will be maintained.

There are no weaknesses as far as I could see.

Would you have liked him to stay at Bury?
It would be brilliant if we could keep him for another season and going up to league one could help that to happen. Bury fans were rooting for Leeds to go up as he is not ready for the premier league just yet. However, I think Simon Grayson has his head screwed on and Tom Lees should play a big part in Leeds team next season.

Did the Bury fans come up with any good chants or nicknames for Lees?
Nah, we're rubbish at that sort of thing. Besides, the name Tom Lees doesn't really lend itself to any established songs. I imagine the most exciting nickname was Leesy.

Thanks to The Boy Holty for answering the questions.

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


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Dazza71
Date:Tuesday May 17 2011
Time: 9:07PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Leeds Fan View v Charlton Athletic

Vital Leeds United contributor Tiny T gives us his final review of the season from the game at Elland Road

LUFC Leeds United v Charlton Athletic - Highlights

Highlights from the clash between Leeds United and Charlton Athletic at Elland Road on Saturday

LUFC Former Leeds Favourite Announces His Retirement

Former Leeds United defender Patrick Kisnorbo has announced his retirement from professional football

LUFC Taylor named Player of the Year

Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor has been named the clubs Player of the Year for the 2015/16 season

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Steve Evans stay?
Suggested By:
Yes86%
No14%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Leeds Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza7126
2.Tiny T17
3.Spanky White9
4.deslondon9
5.bago9
6.erni8
7.SimonTVW6
8.Oyper6
9.Dublin White1