By Keith Ingham
With the imminent arrival of both 'Chuck' Norris and 'Battleship' Austin it has to be asked if the players brought in will adequately replace the club's captain who joined Leeds United old boys, formally known as Norwich City.
Of the players signed I see promise in Kenny, Pearce, Green and Austin but the rest are really squad bolsters and no more. If I were Colin the loss of a game changer could be the last straw unless the cash from his (Snodgrass) sale is ALL made available for the headline signing we really need.
Beckford for me is the one most Leeds fans are hoping comes in, a proven goalscorer in his days at the club and somebody who clearly understands the fans wishes of challenging for the Premier League. If his services can be acquired then the loss of another star player might be forgotten but not forgiven as in my opinion you keep your best players and build around them.
One thing I cannot see is Leeds attracting 30,000+ with the squad Colin has assembled for the 2012/13 season so far.