Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Bates - O'Brien has left the club

LUFC Bates - O'Brien has left the club

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates says Andy O`Brien has left the club as far as he is concerned.

O`Brien spoke to Leeds boss Simon Grayson last week and stated that he did not intend to ever play for Leeds again.

Grayson speaking at the weekend confirmed that he would never play for Leeds again and now Bates says as far as he is concerned he has resigned from the club.

Speaking in the Yorkshire Post , Bates said, "If you told the Yorkshire Post that you no longer wanted to write stories for them then I am sure your boss would take that as you having resigned from your employment at the Yorkshire Post. This is no different.

"The only reason Leeds United employ Andy O`Brien is to play football for us. Now, he won`t do that then clearly he no longer wants to work for Leeds United.

"To my mind, that means he has resigned his position. As far as I personally am concerned, Andy O`Brien has left the club and we have moved on.

"We are looking forward without Andy O`Brien and the challenge for the other players is to come in and stake their claim. What happens in the future is what concerns me and not a player who doesn`t want to play for Leeds United."

It is expected that O`Brien will leave the club this week, either on loan or by the club terminating his contract allowing him to move on.

Join The Vital Debate



Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club



The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since it`s formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.

The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.



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







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



Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



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

Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday November 23 2011
Time: 7:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

LUFC Monk Backs Under Fire Referee

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has backed under fire referee Mike Dean ahead of him taking charge of the clash at Barnsley on Saturday

LUFC On This Day - January 20th

A look back at what happened on this day January 20th in the history of Leeds United

LUFC Former Striker Denies Reports Of A Return To Leeds

Former striker Robbie Keane says he hasn`t been contacted by Leeds United about a move back to Elland Road.

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Leeds will do against Barnsley?
Suggested By:
Win91%
Lose3%
Draw6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
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)

Jan 21 2017 5:30PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 25 2017 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 29 2017 2:00PM : Sutton United (a)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 5 2017 12:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71211
2.deslondon122
3.Tiny T81
4.SimonTVW60
5.ultraleeds56
6.King Billy55
7.Spanky White54
8.@OxonWhite52
9.erni45
10.Oyper39
The Vital Football Members League