Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Bates - Becchio going nowhere

LUFC Bates - Becchio going nowhere

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates says they have no plans to sell Luciano Becchio in the January transfer window.

Becchio still has two and a half years left on his current contract having signed a new deal last December.

Fellow championship side Middlesbrough have been linked with Becchio this week and Bates says that they would definitely not be selling him to a team in direct competition.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Bates said, "I don`t mind somebody floating the idea from Middlesbrough because it`s the usual way they tap up players these days of course but if they think we are going to sell our leading goalscorer to our probably closing competitor for promotion they must be out of their tiny minds. Apart from which, I read Tony Mowbray saying that their chairman isn`t a bottomless pit and they haven`t got much money anyway so they wouldn`t be able to afford him anyway, if we were inclined to sell him, which we`re not."

Becchio has recently returned to the starting line-up after missing the whole of pre-season through injury.

The clubs leading goalscorer last season had to wait until September for his first appearance of the season when he came off the bench to score against Crystal Palace.

Becchio had made just one start this season in the Carling Cup against Manchester United before winning his place back in the side against Barnsley at the end of November.

The Argentinian has now started the last four games and he will be hoping to get back amongst the goals having netted just twice so far this season.


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 its 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 December 14 2011
Time: 8:58PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Leeds United v Middlesbrough - History

Vital Leeds looks at the head-to-head record between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road

LUFC Who do you think will take the three points?

How do you think Leeds will do against Middlesbrough?

LUFC Premier League official in charge of Boro clash

Match officials for the game on Monday evening

LUFC On This Day - February 14th

A look back at what happened on this day February 14th in the history of Leeds United

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Leeds will do against Middlesbrough?
Suggested By:
Win17%
Lose66%
Draw17%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 30 18 5 7 59 28
2 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
3 Burnley 31 15 11 5 56 22
4 Brighton 30 15 11 4 56 10
5 Sheff Wed 31 14 11 6 53 16
6 Derby County 31 13 12 6 51 13
7 Birmingham 31 13 9 9 48 8
8 Ipswich 31 13 9 9 48 1
9 Cardiff 31 11 13 7 46 5
10 Forest 31 10 12 9 42 4
11 Preston 31 10 12 9 42 0
12 Wolves 31 10 10 11 40 -2
13 Brentford 31 11 7 13 40 -6
14 Q.P.R. 31 9 12 10 39 -1
15 Reading 31 9 10 12 37 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 31 9 8 14 35 -2
18 Fulham 30 7 11 12 32 -3
19 Blackburn 29 6 13 10 31 -2
20 MK Dons 31 8 7 16 31 -17
21 Bristol City 31 7 10 14 31 -21
22 Rotherham 31 7 5 19 26 -19
23 Charlton 31 5 10 16 25 -30
24 Bolton 31 4 12 15 24 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Leeds Fixtures (view all)

Feb 15 2016 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Watford (a)
FA Cup
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 29 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71191
2.deslondon107
3.Tiny T76
4.SimonTVW56
5.erni41
6.Oyper18
7.BtheD15
8.King Billy14
9.ultraleeds10
10.bago8