Although the news of Chris Wood's departure brings frustration with Leeds United, it just about brings the same frustration for the players decision.
'Side before self, every time' stands proudly on the East Stand now, an immortal phrase from a hero of our club.
Once again the words ring true to fans but retrospectively fall on deaf ears when it comes to the players who claim to be 'proud' of wearing our white shirt.
Chris Wood, another snake has found another pit to lie in for the next few seasons and by all means I wish him the best of luck while he sees his career fall down the pan with a club with a very little shelf life in the Premier League.
Leeds have stated that they had offered the Kiwi forward fresh terms in line with a three year extension to his current deal prior to the move. It is reported that within the deal the club had agreed to allow Wood to leave on a fee nominal compared to £15million he has now left for.
Wood was apparently somewhat unwilling to agree to new terms with Premier League interest hanging over his square head.
My frustration doesn't just stand at the fact Leeds have lost their main forward, it stands at the fact that once again we have been the victim of our own success. We have lost another key player to a team no bigger than ours for the simple fact they are currently (but not for long) in a place that we should be in.
Losing Wood does affect the club, no matter who states it does not. A striker who provides 30 goals is better in your squad than someone else's.
Leeds will have a job on to replace the talisman in such a short time period and make the risk of being overcharged for players due to our recent windfall of cash.
Whatever happens, a player who does not feel well equipped enough to pull on that beautiful shirt does not deserve our time of day and therefore the less said the better.
Leeds march on as they always have and always will. Without a player who gave so much when it suited, but delivered so little when it came to pride.
F*** you Chris Wood. We will pass you at the end of the season and until then, enjoy spending your time with a balding ginger and a left back that couldn't wipe the muck off Berardi's boots.
We are Leeds and we are proud.
By Ryan Ingham
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