Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Bates - We took advantage with Pearce deal

LUFC Bates - We took advantage with Pearce deal

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates says the club took advantage of Portsmouth`s financial problems when signing Jason Pearce, a player manager Neil Warnock thinks is an exceptinal signing.

The South coast club are currently in administration and are facing up to life in League One next season following relegation from the championship.

Leeds landed the defender on a four year deal for an undisclosed fee last week.

Bates says that Pearce has been a player that Leeds boss Neil Warnock has wanted to bring to the club since his arrival in February.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Bates said, "Neil thinks he is an exceptional signing. He has been stalking him for about three months and he is taking advantage of Portsmouth`s financial problems.

"We have had him under wraps for almost a month before it was leaked out from Portsmouth."

The 24 year old picked up a number of player of the season awards at Fratton Park this season following on from picking up the same accolade at previous club Bournemouth the previous season.

Bates believes that Warnock sees Pearce and fellow youngster Tom Lees has his centre back partnership next season. "I think Neil sees Jason and Tom Lees as his centre backs for next season," added Bates.

Warnock has been complimentary about Lees since his arrival at Elland Road and he said recently that the he was almost the first name on the team sheet.

The 21-year-old made 45 appearances for Leeds in his first season involved in the first team and despite signing a new deal last September, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2015, Leeds are to offer the versatile defender an improved contract this summer.

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!



Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday May 9 2012
Time: 7:59PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Fleetwood Town Date Set

Leeds United will visit Fleetwood Town for their EFL League Cup tie on Wednesday August 10th (7.45pm)

LUFC Could Leeds Be Set To Bring In A New Sporting Director?

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino could be set to bring in a new Sporting Director with Francesco Marroccu and Nicola Salerno being linked with a move to Elland Road

LUFC Midfielder All Set To Make Permanent Return To Italy

Leeds United midfielder Tommaso Bianchi looks all set to return to Italy on a permanent basis.

LUFC Guiseley And Peterborough - Ticket Details

Leeds United have released ticket information for the pre-season trips to Guiseley AFC and Peterborough United

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who is most likely to stay this summer?
Suggested By:
Charlie Taylor3%
Lewis Cook16%
Both will stay73%
Both will leave8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71204
2.deslondon139
3.Tiny T119
4.Oyper87
5.King Billy48
6.erni35
7.SimonTVW17
8.1972Glory14
9.Salazzar14
10.BtheD11