Date:Tuesday October 9 2012
Leeds United are giving trials to a trio of players at the moment.
Defender Ricardo Rocha, defender Stephen Folan and striker Joan Pons have all featured for Leeds this week.
Experienced defender Rocha has been at Elland Road for the past week in a bid to earn a deal with the club. The Portuguese international has been without a club since being released by Portsmouth at the end of last season.
Rocha was named Portsmouth`s player of the season last season but was released to ease the cash strapped clubs financial burden.
He recently had a short trial at Ipswich Town.
Rocha made his name with Portuguese side Benfica, where he won the league and cup during his five seasons at the Estadio Da Luz.
He joined Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2007 in a deal worth a reported £3.3 million but he struggled during his time at White Hart Lane, making just 18 appearances in three seasons.
He left Tottenham and joined Belgium side Standard Liege in the summer of 2009 but after making just four Champions League appearances, he returned to England in February 2010 to sign for Portsmouth. He helped the south coast club reach the FA Cup final, playing in both the semi-final and final.
He went on to make 76 appearances for Portsmouth in his two and a half seasons at Fratton Park, including 35 appearances last season.
Stephen Folan is a 20-year-old defender currently at Newcastle United.
Folan is a versatile player who can play at centre back, left full back or in midfield.
He joined Newcastle from the League of Ireland and they were forced to pay £75,000 to two Irish clubs (Mervue United - £36,549 and Salthill Devon - £30,701) in compensation.
He has been capped at under 17 level for Ireland.
Joan Pons is a 23-year-old striker who has been playing with the Real Sociedad B side in the reserve league of Spanish football.
He made 3 starts in 15 appearances for Sociedad last season without scoring.
Pons started out at CE Premia before signing for Recreativo Huelva B and he is also known as Joan Pons Barrera.
He played in the development squad game with Huddersfield Town on Monday and he had a couple of good chances to open his Leeds account.
He found time and space in the Huddersfield penalty area but shot straight at Tom Clarke in the Huddersfield goal. He also went close with a free kick, shooting just wide of the target.
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
To visit the message board, click here.
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 .
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:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Date:Tuesday October 9 2012
LUFC On This Day - April 25th (Friday April 25 2014)
Team News - Injuries mount for Leeds (Thursday April 24 2014)
McDermott - Promotion by 2016 is realistic (Thursday April 24 2014)
LUFC Pre-season to take shape next week (Thursday April 24 2014)
McDermott - I have never seen anything like it (Thursday April 24 2014)
LUFC Kenny ready to quit Elland Road (Thursday April 24 2014)
LUFC On This Day - April 24th (Thursday April 24 2014)
LUFC Youngster in England squad for Euro finals (Wednesday April 23 2014)
LUFC Butland - Leeds spell will help me (Wednesday April 23 2014)
LUFC On This Day - April 23rd (Wednesday April 23 2014)
|15. Sheff Wed||44||13||14||17||1||53|
|16. Leeds Utd||44||15||8||21||-10||53|
|The Macron Stadium
» Bolton : 25/04/2014 10:16:00
|Team news: Doncaster vs Reading
» Reading : 25/04/2014 10:00:00
|Premier League referee in charge
» Doncaster : 25/04/2014 09:00:00
|Brighton v Yeovil (Preview)
» Brighton : 25/04/2014 08:42:00
|Buckley Targets Positive End
» Brighton : 25/04/2014 08:40:00
|Howe: The catalyst for everything that followed
» Bournemouth : 25/04/2014 08:26:00
|Ward: I expect us to go up
» Bournemouth : 25/04/2014 08:23:00