Whites panel grilled on takeover

From left: Leeds United defender Jason Pearce , midfielder Michael Brown, director and ex-player Peter Lorimer and Corporate Official and ex-player John McClelland at the Whitby Whites' Leeds on the Road.
From left: Leeds United defender Jason Pearce , midfielder Michael Brown, director and ex-player Peter Lorimer and Corporate Official and ex-player John McClelland at the Whitby Whites' Leeds on the Road.
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LEEDS United players came face to face with their supporters from the Whitby area – and took questions about the club takeover and lack of investment, among others.

Around 100 supporters attended the event which got under way with a question and answer session for the panel of director and ex-player Peter Lorimer, current players Jason Pearce and Michael Brown, and corporate official and ex-player John McClelland.

Graeme Smith of Whitby Whites – the local Leeds United supporters’ club which organises the Leeds on the Road evening – said: “The event came on the back of a 6-1 defeat to Watford and the continuing saga of an investment or takeover, so the panel deserve a pat on the back for their bravery, for actually turning up.

“It began with a questions and answers forum which was generally good-natured towards the panel.

“There are still quite a few fans that still feel disappointed about the lack of investment in the squad and one or two let this be known.

“Since then, the takeover has begun and Alan Tate from Swansea and Jerome Thomas from WBA have come in on loan.”

Pie and peas were served and a photo and signing session followed. The question and answer forum continued but Brown and Pearce left around 9pm as they had training the next morning.

An auction of Leeds memorabilia, raffle and disco wrapped up the evening.

The annual event took place this year at Whitby Town Football Club.