I was doing my usual twitter browse for lufc news at work, why not? And I came across a tweet that was as bleak as it was informative.
The tweet started with a rather strong prediction that this summers activity at the club could be the end of days rather than a new beginning under new management.
Stating the obvious of a new owner partnered with a new manager and playing staff, it went on to say that Leeds have signed players with no Championship experience and therefore will struggle to match that of certain clubs in the league we so want to escape.
Although reading this made me consider my own mortality, it did make me realise that yes we may have a new owner who hasn't had much experience running a club, but look at the work he has done so far; Leeds Ladies is with the club and so is Elland Road.
In regards to Thomas Christiansen, it's hard to judge a new head coach until the team has settled after the first few months of the season. He's had some good experience in Cyprus and will come with a European footballing mind and that could be a major positive.
The lump it up the field to Chris Wood tactic will never work unless Leeds go all out on a striker. However, playing into our wheel house with the depth we have in midfield and upgrades we have on the flanks, we could not only be seeing attractive football at Elland Road, but 3 points.
To throw a few points into the mix, Leeds have signed Egzjan Alioski and Caleb Ekuban for a combined fee of around £2.6million. Ashley Fletcher, a man who made less than 10 substitute appearances for West Ham picking up one goal has signed for Boro for a reported £7million. Sure, Fletcher spent a good season with Barnsley in League One but is he really what we'd class as Championship proven? In short, hell no!
We aren't a club that can throw money about for laughs, but we can spend within our means and invest in young talent. That's exactly what we've done and another point; Alioski and Ekuban scored a combined 34 goals last season, I know who I'd prefer.
Instead of looking at a bleak outlook remember years gone by when we've seen dire players join the club for one last payday and consider that past a faint memory.
Progress is progress and any move forward is a good move in my books. Let's give the head coach and players a chance, they've not even kicked a ball yet!
Do I think we're heading for a perfect storm? Not at all. Do I think that there'll be a mix of up and downs during the season? Hell yeah, this is football and Leeds United!
By Ryan Ingham