UK time is: 10:17:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Bates already on the defensive with wage demands

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has labelled the demands of one of the current Leeds squad that has been offered a new deal as ridiculous.

Bates refused to name the player in his weekly interview of Yorkshire Radio but he says that agents will need to get real with their demands in the current economic climate.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Bates said, "There is one individual whose agent has demanded 15,000 a week for him. That is 780,000 a year and with taxes, you are looking at nearly 900,000 a year, for a footballer in the championship.

"That is the equivalent of the gate receipts from four home games in a season. It is ridiculous, good luck to the guy if he gets it elsewhere.

"All the chairmen I have been speaking too in the last few months are all cutting back. As we point out, there is a recession and we have the fans writing in to complain about the pricing. It seems that player`s agents seem to think they are immune to this information.

"They will learn this summer. We have a squad of 30, we intend to cut it to 21-22, and we intend to get value for money. Fans are entitled to it and it is all we can afford." "


Leeds boss Neil Warnock started his summer clear out today by releasing five players and transfer listing another six. Amongst those placed on the transfer list is midfielder Adam Clayton who has turned down the offer of a new contract with the club.

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 May 2 2012

Time: 8:23PM

Your Comments

How many times have we heard this same old drivvle during the transfer window? Warnock will soon realise what he has let himself in for when all the players he goes for laugh at his wage offers. I can see him walking before the season starts and we will then be stuck with a few senior pro's, the youth team and some more freebies and loans.
King Billy
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Leeds Articles

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 352
2. leeds1975 253
3. deslondon 112
4. erni 86
5. iwa 53
6. Tiny T 41
7. PDIRISH 39
8. King Billy 38
9. SimonTVW 35
10. ultraleeds 15

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Filling the Juke's shoes
Bolton : 23/07/2014 10:02:00
Veteran Signs As Wanderers Player-Coach
Bolton : 23/07/2014 10:00:00
The Championship 2014/15 - Blackpool
Reading : 23/07/2014 10:00:00
The Striker Shake Up
Norwich : 23/07/2014 09:49:00
Trialist Lita Scores Braintree Winner
Ipswich : 23/07/2014 09:45:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think Leeds will finish in 2014/15?
Suggested By:  
Automatic promotion 14%
Play-offs 12%
7-12 25%
13-18 37%
19-21 6%
Relegated 6%