Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Bates turns down Beckford twice this season

LUFC Bates turns down Beckford twice this season

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates says the club twice turned down the opportunity to sign former striker Jermaine Beckford this season.

Beckford left Leeds in the summer of 2010 to join Premier League side Everton after coming to the end of his Elland Road contract.

He stayed with the Merseyside club for just one season before making a big money move to fellow championship side Leicester City in August.

Bates says he was twice offered Beckford this season but he decided against resigning the player who scored 85 times for Leeds in 3 seasons.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Bates said, "He was offered to us to come back on a permanent basis on two occasions this season but we declined because we want to move forward."

Beckford will make his first return to Elland Road this weekend with Leicester following his departure from Leeds.

The striker scored the crucial goal against Bristol Rovers on the final day of the season in his final game for Leeds that earned the club promotion back to the Championship.

Beckford also scored the only goal of the game against Manchester United in the FA Cup at Old Trafford in the same season that secured Leeds their first win across the Pennines in 29 years.

After a slow start to his Leicester career, he has now netted on 15 occasions for the foxes this season, including one against West Ham last Monday.

Should Leeds have resigned Jermaine Beckford this season?

To have your say and are not a member of Vital Leeds, follow the link to register below.

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 April 25 2012
Time: 5:58PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Leeds United v Ipswich Town Line-Ups

Teams for the game at Elland Road

LUFC Leeds United v Ipswich Town - History

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

LUFC Norwich City Cup Date Set

Leeds United and Norwich City will meet at Elland Road in the EFL Cup on Tuesday October 25th (7.45pm).

LUFC Wood To Continue Good Run Against Ipswich?

Betting ahead of the game this afternoon

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 Ipswich?
Suggested By:
Win63%
Lose24%
Draw13%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Leeds Fixtures (view all)

Sep 24 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71148
2.deslondon79
3.Tiny T60
4.King Billy31
5.SimonTVW30
6.8ballali29
7.ultraleeds23
8.Oyper21
9.erni13
10.bago12