By Keith Ingham
At around eleven o'clock the news we've been waiting for came through but it wasn't the answer some had wanted. Mr Shaun Harvey and his mates had said NO to the man from Miami and the takeover of Leeds United by Massimo Cellino was tossed out of Football League headquarters.
What that means to the club remains something Mr David Haigh, may or not comment on but it does look like Leeds United FC is set for troubled waters, or more likely down a brown stained river without the means of propulsion! Myself I am loathed to say it that I feel GFH should be looked into as an owner because they are not running the club on a proper basis. They have now to find around six million, or possibly more to refund the Italian within six calendar months and I'm struggling to agree that they will not be able to do so.
If another backer is to be found the price of the club will now have to be reduced as monies are owed to who knows how many more 'contributors' that have kept this once mighty club away from another stint in Administration, no I hear you cry but a business with no viable means of keeping going only has only a few options.
The person who I feel for is the manager who has battled through a season that a few if not most would have walked away from. Brian McDermott may still have his critics but his honesty and his continuing support of the club and it's fans deserves at least a mention in this blog. Whatever happens he's a 'Prince amongst thieves' and I thank him from the bottom of my Leeds United heart.
In a season that I cannot remember a more torrid time, even the first administration was easier as at least we knew where we were and that we could only move forward whatever happened, it also galvanised the club with a bloody minded togetherness that screamed "we'll beat this".
Forty years ago in May, Billy Bremner lifted aloft the First Division trophy as Leeds were crowned Champions, my friends, my family I feel Billy and his manager Don Revie wiped away a tear up in heaven today at the state of their club. Mr Haigh and your cohorts you've betrayed us and we won't forget it.
Bloody Shame on you !!
Still On On On.