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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.'


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Writer: LUFC1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 1 2007

Time: 2:23PM

Your Comments

nice to see the chaiman coming out to speak about it and give his views on the future of the club
Super-Leeds
And if you trust him your playing straight into his hands.He is a businessman not a football man,he hated your club when at Chelsea and i doubt not much as changed.He is going to rape your club at the first chance he gets.
SweetLeftFoot
Err ... how exactly is Bates going to "rape" Leeds ....?? We have no assets, no money and we'll be playing in Div 3 next season. What exactly does he get out of it .....??!
Yorkshrman
Where has all the transfer money gone from the sale of the two young kids Chelsea paid over 5 million for plus around the 4 million mark he got for Killgallon and Hulse.And don't kid yourself it went on the debts the club has.And what do you think of Bates then Yorkshrman? He has hardly been a Knight in shinning armour,or do you like paying premiership prices to watch 3rd rate football.
SweetLeftFoot
Wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him....
APG_STFC
Its funny to look back on these things, how our opinions have changed
yorkshirepride1
Break the silence, it seems that we all just want to break his legs!
yorkshirepride1
 

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