Ken Bates’ latest Yorkshire Radio rant has provoked an outraged response from Jason Puncheon who denies Bates’ claims that he agreed to sign for Leeds United before joining QPR, and says he has not expressed an interest in coming to Elland Road since.

As is the norm these days, Twitter was the medium through which Puncheon chose to respond to Bates’ latest outcry;

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Puncheon’s comments follow Bates earlier interview, a transcript of which can be found here on The Square Ball.

  • lufc_chat

    Bates is a lying cunt, we know that, but Twitter, in addition to being a useful social media tool, is full of bullshit too.

    Do we even know that Puncheons account is genuine ?

    Likewise, look at the lies Savage was tweeting about Leeds fans last night.

    • TSS

      @lufc_chat Yeah, the authenticity of Puncheon’s account has been confirmed.

  • Oxford White

    If what Bates says is true it is him who is he fool, close a deal, don’t wait by a fax machine, let’s face it he can’t even agree deals with the players we have

  • Colin

    If Jason Puncheon is telling the truth (and that’s a big IF), then either Ken is an absolute Arsehole with a capital A, or he’s a very clever man. Bear with me. Lots of forums all talking Leeds, lots of Twitter activity and right now there’s 65 people listening (according to the stats) to this site alone, when everyone should be in bed – maybe Ken just goes with the adage that all news, good, bad, made up is news.

    If we weren’t talking about Ken or transfer targets, then what would we be doing? Would we be on forums talking about the team instead and giving Grayson and the players more stick? Does this deflect our attentions away from berating the team? Does this activity increase our interest in Leeds even further and make us feel like real fans because we’re discussing these points, perhaps as a result, making it more likely that we’ll buy a ticket or merchandise or LUTV? Possibly it does.

    Maybe it’s all done on purpose to keep us talking about Leeds? Is that Ken’s plan? Perhaps he’s just stoking a fire to ensure that we all keep talking Leeds, rather than not talking Leeds and becoming disenchanted with the club?

    Just a thought.

    • Gryff

      Don’t know or care whether Bates was telling the truth here. Puncheon’s really not that great a player and it wouldn’t surprise me if his agent was whoring him to all the decent sized clubs in the country – just like every other agent.

      What does make sense is Bates looking for news to tide us over. It’s been pretty quiet on the transfer front – both out & in – and it’s a little weird the club is so keen to tell us about our signing of a bloke who doesn’t even have a permit to play in this country yet…

      • TSS

        @Gryff It’s the contract part ahead of QPR I find most interesting, not his agent offering him about.

        As for Puncheon – I rate him personally. Tore us apart every time we’ve come up against him.

    • ScratchinShedIsShit

      @Colin Grayson needs stick because he is shit like this site

      • Gryff

        @ScratchinShedIsShit@Colin Your last name wouldn’t happen to be Puncheon, mate?

      • number1inyorkshire

        @ScratchinShedIsShit@Colin so why are you hear commenting what a KNOB do one

  • Dje

    The old ghet probably got confused between Jason Puncheon and Jason Koumas…

    • TSS

      @Dje I’m sure he’ll have some perfectly believable excuse.

      • Colin

        @TSS@Dje To be honest, I’m not particularly bothered we just need to SIGN SIGN SIGN right now, and St Ledger hasn’t quite signed for Ipswich has he? Something’s holding that up. That could be us. Get him, Alan Smith and Jermaine Beckford and we’re done. Wouldn’t mind a go at Jordan Rhodes either, but I’m probably getting greedy. Am I?

        • onlyoneunited

          @TSS@Dje

          To hell with Smith And Beckford

        • Matthew

          Colin we need to shed the crap from the wage bill more than anything.

        • TSS

          Our wage bill isn’t anywhere near as big as people seem to thing. Look at the accounts – there are 14 other teams with a higher bill.

        • Matthew

          @TSS

          But we’re working to a budget, so getting 10s of thosands off the bill each week, would leave room to bring in other players of quality. I think this is why we havent had much transfer activity, because there simply isnt much room left.

        • ScratchinShedIsShit

          @Matthew I agree shed Graysons crap and shed grayson too he’s holding leeds back

        • Danny Bowden

          @TSS

          Indeed there are, yet there are only 7 teams above us in the league. In conclusion, money doesn’t and will never guarentee you success.

  • Wayne

    That’s very, very worrying. It doesn’t take long for a piece of information like that, to become common knowledge among the players. Extremely damaging for the club.

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  • Matthew

    To be honest neither statements can be taken as fact, obviously something happened, what happened is anyones guess, but automatically assuming Ken Bates is wrong is misleading. He likely just doesnt want to come to us.

    • TSS

      Jason Puncheon has absolutely nothing to gain from denying he was approached by Leeds United.

      • Matthew

        @TSS

        Asides from saving face infront of the Leeds fans that’s probably true, just you see these stories quite a lot, like Joey Barton saying Arsenal were interested in him, they denied, quite a few other examples, I just think something happened here, and he just wants to distance himself from it, Bates wouldn’t just randomly open his mouth about a player for no real reason like that, it doesn’t happen often, something obviously upset him, be it him turning down the club or something else.

      • ScratchinShedIsShit

        @TSS yeh he does the fact you cant see that says alot #moron

  • number1inyorkshire

    well 1 thing is for certain he will not be signing now lol!!

    Will hattfield has gone, some others need to, and we need some in, O’dea is wanting a deal fair enough ,depending on price .

    Don’t you just hate the transfer window ,there is never any excitement at leeds with transfers any more .

    Even when we sign one we have to wait for a freaking work permit .

    In the olde days lol !!people were queuing up to get to leeds ,especially under old wage fairy Risdale

    what ever happened …SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH

    • Danny Bowden

      @number1inyorkshire

      Erm, we went bust! lol! Crank!Is the signing of Townsend not something to be excited aboutthen!?!

      • number1inyorkshire

        not really if he was ours to keep then yes sir but as he will go back to spurs then no really ..

        never been a fan of loans really not at leeds but anywhere in general although in the loan market Grayson seems to have been getting it right of late and i am sure he has with townsend ,but he is just not a leeds player

  • number1inyorkshire

    See we have been linked with SMITH ,thank god this time its adam smith the spurs right back on loan ,

    seems he has done well at MK DONS

    • ScratchinShedIsShit

      @number1inyorkshire Dirty Smith is just a plain old crocked useless crap midfield player now!! thanks wankchester he got his just deserves

      • number1inyorkshire

        @ScratchinShedIsShit you really are weird you have plenty to say on a site that is in your words ,well its in your name ,

        come on tell uncle number 1 whats wrong there ,there didn’t santa come and all those nasty boys and girls have been calling you horrible names at nursery ,.its alright when you grow up you will see the funny side ..

        there ,there its alright big cuddles ,dummy ,no, are you sure ,sure ok then

    • ScratchinShedIsShit

      @number1inyorkshire Dirty Smith is just a plain old crocked useless crap midfield player now!! thanks wankchester he got his just deserves

  • ScratchinShedIsShit

    Ken bates transfer policy is the BEST thing for Leeds and long may it continue, why sign players like puncheon when you can have a player of same if not better ability for free. Why pay stupid wages anyone who questions this is a moron and KIng Ken is right!

    • Danny Bowden

      @ScratchinShedIsShit

      I wouldn’t go so far as to calling him King Ken, unless you are missing a few letters from the start ; ) However, I agree with your point and name..

  • Jason Saville

    one of them is lying i wonder which one?

  • Matthew Vickers

    Well its not like uncle ken to lie to us

  • Jason Saville

    Uncle Ken never mentioned his name in the broadcast so why has punchoen bit back so quickly if its not true?

  • Matthew Vickers

    Good point! We dont need him anyway if the heskey rumours are true ;-)

  • Andy Boris Clorley

    Bates has been lying to us for years !!!

  • Mags Musgrove

    and he’ll carry on lying, cos thats wot he does best….

  • The Scratching Shed

    It is Puncheon. Bates mentioned the exact same scenario at the end of summer but included Jason’s name then.

  • shiftywillow

    Who cares, Puncheon is pants in any case!!

  • number1inyorkshire

    so would i but with pugh not white

  • Chareose

    Thats another bloke who hates Ken Bates because Captain Birdseye shared his opinions.

    …….. hes no 1356566545467690 in the que

  • NIWhite

    So, why would we want Jason Pucheon??

    Not the point at all, the point is heres a lad with no connection to the club whatsoever and no affiliation with Leeds United saying that Ken Bates is lying to the fans of LUFC, something that many have suspected for years.

    But hey, continue to muddy the waters Shiftywillow and ScratchingShedlsShit, earn your money boys