Ken Bates: “An Ex-Chairman Is A Nobody”

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17 Responses

  1. Gjsmsmith says:

    Both an entertaining and informative read…… The perfect article.

  2. Exdurham says:

    What a great article. Very informative. The guy is a bully and there is nothing worse in the world than a bully. Ta ta Papa Smurf. You will not be missed.

  3. Tim Vickerman says:

    Still, what a character eh? Eh? Hmm…

  4. john wilson says:

    Criticism of Leeds United Supporters Trust is richly deserved. It was exposed this week.for giving the impression that it had been speaking to the Parties involved in the takeover discussions when no such thing had occurred. Generally, the people that run LUST enjoy being in the media spotlight – it is an ego trip for them. They have been exposed as charlatans.

  5. Rex says:

    As a long time Leeds fan, I can’t wait to see the back of Bates.

    I have become convinced lately, that he is not really a football man at all. He is a con man and has identified football fans as easier to con than most.

    Simples!

  6. whitedog says:

    John Wilson – absolute rubbish. LUST quite correctly and truthfully stated they had spoken to ‘representatives’ of GFH.
    And here’s a link to said people whose existence the club/GFH
    joint statement conveniently omitted to acknowledge.

    http://www.prweek.com/uk/news/1154562/

  7. Jeepster says:

    Criticism of Leeds United Supporters Trust is richly deserved. It was exposed this week.for giving the impression that it had been speaking to the Parties involved in the takeover discussions when no such thing had occurred. Generally, the people that run LUST enjoy being in the media spotlight – it is an ego trip for them. They have been exposed as charlatans.

    You’re too readily falling for Bates’ spin. Why should we believe that what GFH and Bates says is gospel?

    I believe the joint statement says LUST has not spoken to an EMPLOYEE. But someone acting on behalf of an employee, however, might be a different story…

  8. marty says:

    Theres nothing left to bleed from Leeds,so if we’re lucky this long drawn out affair that he is dragging on and on (in my opinion all down to Bates having one last dig at us)can finally be pushed over the line. Have faith………………

  9. Lee Clark says:

    No, John Wilson, you’re wrong. L.U.S.T never claimed to have been in ‘direct’ contact with GFH (but their representatives). The devil is in the detail.

    So they have been exposed as, er, Leeds fans trying their best on behalf of, er, Leeds fans.

    Stop the silly, pointless derision.

  10. sickpot#1 says:

    @johnwilson

    Just because Ken Bates & GFH say they haven’t spoken to LUST doesn’t mean that’s the truth.

    The info from Lust has been accurate,if it didn’t come from the club or GFH where do you imagine it came from?

    GFH had to deny communication with LUST, if they had said anything else they would have been on the wrong side of a confidentiality agreement.

    I’m afraid after 7 years of lies and manipulation from Bates I’m not prepared to accept his word on anything.
    When it comes down to it I’m willing to accept the word of fellow fans over the world of Bates & some banker.

  11. WhiteAngel says:

    Informative, long winded with a lot of very large words, great!!But, it say’s what we already know about the boy, he is the big ‘C’, a cancer to football and a C**t………in loving memory of a true football fan and man…..Mr Harding…God rest his soul

  12. WhiteAngel says:

    Informative, long winded with a lot of very large words, great!!But, it say’s what we already know about the boy, he is the big ‘C’, a cancer to football and a ***t………in loving memory of a true football fan and man…..Mr Harding…God rest his soul

  13. Dave Preston says:

    He may have helped save Leeds but he did it for his own gain not for Leeds Utd and as he says a part chairman is a no body well Mr Bates your a very rich no body go and enjoy your last remaining years helping young footballers or go and ave the world we don`t want you anymore.

  14. Nathan says:

    “Generally, the people that run LUST enjoy being in the media spotlight – it is an ego trip for them. They have been exposed as charlatans.”

    Now who does that remind me of?…

  15. There can be no disputing that Ken Bates is a character, anyone that denies so is a fool.

    Boris Johnson is a character too, but I wouldn’t want that twit anywhere near running the country.

    The same can be said of Ken Bates running Leeds United, except you need to change the vowel to describe Ken.

    Good read fella.

  16. king sniffer says:

    To John Wilson and all others who support any comments Bates utters. I find it unbelievable that people can still be underwriting Bates’ cheap shots at who he clearly now sees as his arch rival. Bates always needs an arch rival, it’s what he thrives on. But carry on supporting the one who has bled this club dry, and denounce the party who have only tried to act with the clubs best interests at heart. MOT – well, Marching on with the clubs best interests at heart anyway.

  17. Absolutely the best article I’ve read in the last few desperate months of trawling through many such Bates/takeover articles. Good effort Sir!

    The best part is that the author has researched Bates history and used EVIDENCE, including from the Courts, to highlight the appalling profile of this deeply unpleasant egotist. So libel that one!

    I saw my first game in 1974 and haven’t missed a season since – until now – but like too few others I will not put any more money in to my beloved club whilst Bates retains the right to misuse it.

    Pity this article isn’t in the YEP..

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