Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Leeds Chairman Breaks Silence

Leeds Chairman Breaks Silence

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has spoken to the official website regarding the state of the club with relegation all but a certainty.

Much speculation has followed the club around since Saturday`s 1-1 draw with the BBC reporting that a meeting was held on Monday to decide the future of the club, rumours are flying around that the club may yet still slip into administration. Bates` was quick to deny the rumours and take a swipe at the vulture-like press.

Bates: 'The BBC just repeated their own gossip,' 'The media feeds off each other, that's why everyone else started picking up on the stories. All the time we're just trying to get on with our own business.'

The chairman has given his support to Dennis Wise to lead the club to League One glory next year, claiming that it was maybe a case of "too late" rather than "too little" from the ex-Swindon boss and his assistant Gus Poyet.

'That says Dennis is a man [regarding Wise taking responsibility for relegation] and he will be successful manager and he will be the leader of our playing side next season to get us back where we belong.

'How many in football take responsibility for what happens? Very few. It's usually someone else's fault.
'Dennis got the team working together, but we finally ran out of matches. I don't like the word luck or criticising referees, but the decisions against Barnsley and Southend away obviously had a significant impact on our points.'


Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to register for Vital Leeds, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board

To visit the Vital Leeds 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.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:LUFC1
Date:Tuesday May 1 2007
Time: 2:23PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC Leeds Could Be Set To Sign International In January

Leeds United are set to bring in Japanese international Yosuke Ideguchi in the January transfer window according to reports in Japan

LUFC Striker Set For Another Spell On The Sidelines

Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban could be set for another spell on the sidelines

LUFC Roofe Happy To Play Wherever For Leeds

Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe says he hopes he has shown people where he prefers to play

LUFC Loan Players Enjoying Game Time Away From Leeds

Vital Leeds United is keeping a close eye on how the Leeds players are doing during their loan spells away from the club

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Kemar Roofe be given an extended opportunity as a striker?
Suggested By:
Yes86%
No14%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza7161
2.Tiny T27
3.deslondon18
4.erni14
5.@OxonWhite11
6.bago10
7.Oyper7
8.SimonTVW7
9.King Billy7
10.ultraleeds6
The Vital Football Members League