UK time is: 18:46:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

LUFC Another month of empty promises over

Well there we go, another damp squib of a transfer window has been and gone.

The promises of players coming in with quality. Players who would go straight into the first team and not here to make up the squad.

In the end, we have brought in two players permanently and one of those has been with us on loan for three months.

The other full time player joins us from the Mickey Mouse MLS League Where players who are usually over the hill go to make one final attempt to add to their nest egg before retirement.

Once again Loans United have been busy in the transfer window. Tottenham Hotspur youngsters Andros Townsend and Adam Smith have joined for the remainder of the season whilst former favourite Fabian Delph has joined for a month from Aston Villa.

Grayson said a number of players would be leaving but unfortunately out of the three that have gone, one was the club captain and a local lad who had come through the Leeds academy.

Jonny Howson joined Premier League side Norwich City with just six months remaining on his contract. Howson wanted Premier League football and with the lack of ambition inside Elland Road he knew he would probably be waiting a very long time if he was ever to reach the summit of English football with Leeds United.

Young Will Hatfield was released from his contract after the 20 year old had failed to break into the first team and young goalkeeper Alex Cairns joined Barrow on a month`s loan.

Leeds saw two loan players return to Elland Road. Promising young left back returned after spending one month at Bradford City and calamity goalkeeper Paul Rachubka returned after two months at Elland Road.

The loan window reopens in a week`s time but Simon Grayson has already indicated that his budget has been spent and unless he can reduce his squad, nobody else will be coming to Elland Road.

Leeds were once again linked with a whole host of players with only a few of these actually joining the club.

I am not dreading the transfer window when it reopens in the summer, because the biggest fear will be losing the best players at Elland Road, who may follow Jonny Howson out of the door with the lure of Premier League football.

Leeds transfer rumours

IN

Keith Andrews - Blackburn
Andros Townsend - Tottenham Hotspur (signed on loan)
Mark Marshall - Barnet
Alan Smith - Newcastle (Again)
Martin Kelly - Liverpool
Jason Puncheon - Southampton
Adam Smith - Tottenham Hotspur
David Cotterill - Swansea City
John Flanaghan - Liverpool
Graham Dorrans - West Brom
Celso Borges - Fredrikstad (Norway)
Steed Malbranque - Fulham
Chris Birchall - LA Galaxy
Jason Koumas - Free agent
------------------------------------------------
Kirk Broadfoot - Glasgow Rangers
Sean St Ledger - Leicester City
Fabian Delph - Aston Villa (loan)
Kris Boyd - Eskisehirspor (Turkey)
Emile Heskey - Aston Villa
Sammy Clingan - Coventry City
Brian Stock - Doncaster Rovers
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Arsenal (loan)
Kevin Foley -Wolverhampton Wanderers
---------------------------------------------
Nick Montgomery - Sheffield United
Craig Jones - TNS (Welsh Premier) - Having trial at Elland Road.
Matthew Pattison (Mamelodi Sundowns -South Africa) - Having trial at Elland Road
Banana Yaya (Cameroon)
Joan Angel Roman - Man City
------------------------------------------
Richie Wellens - Leicester City
Enar Jaager - (Estonia)
Stephen Dobbie - Swansea
Jermaine Beckford - Leicester City
Danny Higginbotham - Stoke City
---------------------------------------------
Mark Wilson - Celtic
Adam Smith - Tottenham (Signed on loan for remainder of season)


OUT
Andy O`Brien - Bristol City
Aidan White - Bolton & Arsenal
Billy Paynter - Brighton (permanent)
Alex Bruce - Huddersfield (permanent)
Luciano Becchio - Middlesbrough
Ross McCormack - Wolves & Everton
---------------------------------------
Jonny Howson - Bolton
---------------------------------
Adam Clayton - Bolton, Stoke, Fulham & Wigan
Tom Lees - Bolton
Jonny Howson - Norwich (signed for Norwich)
Ross McCormack - Wigan
Lloyd Sam - Millwall
-------------------------------
Robert Snodgrass - West Ham & Leicester City
Ben Parker - Carlisle United (Joined on loan for a month)
Alex Bruce - LA Galaxy
-------------------------------
Robert Snodgrass - Everton, West Brom, Wolves & Norwich
Luciano Becchio - Bolton
Alex Bruce - Nottingham Forest


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!







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:Wednesday February 1 2012

Time: 8:32AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Leeds Fan View v Blackburn Rovers (Sunday November 23 2014)

LUFC Redfearn left frustrated (Sunday November 23 2014)

LUFC On This Day - November 23rd (Sunday November 23 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United (Saturday November 22 2014)

LUFC Leeds team to face Blackburn (Saturday November 22 2014)

Archived Leeds 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 324
2. erni 99
3. deslondon 95
4. King Billy 63
5. SimonTVW 41
6. Tiny T 35
7. Oyper 24
8. iwa 16
9. bago 12
10. Salazzar 8

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Sheff Wed 18 4 10 4 -2 22
14. Huddersfield 18 5 6 7 -6 21
15. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21
16. Leeds Utd 18 5 5 8 -5 20
17. Fulham 18 5 4 9 -5 19
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19

Breaking League News

Bolton : 23/11/2014 17:00:00
Molineux Mauling For Wolves!!!
Forest : 23/11/2014 16:34:00
Support Counts - Latics 1 Boro 1
Wigan : 23/11/2014 15:31:00
Town Get Second Bite Of The Cherries
Ipswich : 23/11/2014 14:53:00
Wolves : 23/11/2014 12:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you think we are in a relegation scrap this season?
Suggested By:  
Yes 60%
No 40%