Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Beckford amazed by Elland Road reception

LUFC Beckford amazed by Elland Road reception

Former Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford said it was brilliant to be back at Elland Road on Saturday and he was amazed by the reception he received from the Leeds fans.

Beckford, who left in the summer of 2010 returned with Leicester City and played the first 45 minutes of the game that was won 2-1 by Leicester.

The striker netted 85 goals for Leeds in three seasons, including the famous goals against Manchester United at Old Trafford and the winner against Bristol Rovers that sent Leeds up from League One on the final day of the 2009/10 season.

Beckford was cheered from all four sides of Elland Road prior to kick off and during the first half and he was amazed by the support.

Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Beckford said, "The reception was amazing and it was brilliant to be back here.

"I didn`t expect the reception to be as amazing as it was but I`m always surprised by the Leeds fans. It made me feel humble and it meant a lot to me."


Beckford acknowledged the crowd prior to kick off when he applauded the Leeds crowd and he endeared himself even more during his 45 minutes on the pitch by giving the Kop end of the ground the Leeds salute in Leicester`s first attack.

There was also a moment when Beckford and Leeds defender Alex Bruce pretended to exchange shirts.

The 28 year old was reportedly offered to Leeds twice last season according to chairman Ken Bates, with the outspoken chairman saying 'the club had moved on.`

Would you like to see Jermaine Beckford back at Leeds United?

To have your say, follow the link below to register.

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:Tuesday May 1 2012
Time: 8:19AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds Articles

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts...

LUFC Blackburn Next Up For Leeds In The Cup

Leeds United have been drawn against Blackburn Rovers in the League Cup Third Round

LUFC On This Day - August 25th

A look back at the results on August 25th in the history of Leeds United.

EFL Cup - League Cup Third Round Draw

The draw for the third round of the League Cup, re-branded the EFL Cup this season, has been made with us among those finding out who we will be coming up against.

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the match v Luton?
Suggested By:
Silvestri14%
Coyle0%
Bamba0%
Jansson5%
Denton54%
Hernandez2%
Grimes2%
Murphy1%
Doukara9%
Roofe9%
Dallas4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

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

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71171
2.Tiny T82
3.deslondon51
4.ultraleeds36
5.King Billy36
6.Oyper36
7.Dublin White27
8.Salazzar17
9.erni15
10.SimonTVW15