Editor-in-Chief Ryan Ingham takes a look at the recent revelations that have seen Massimo Cellino turn 180 on a deal to see fan ownership at Leeds United.
Yesterday Massimo Cellino decided to go back on his word and tell Leeds Fans United that he no longer wanted to sell the club to them, are you really that surprised?
Cellino is an impulsive, brash and ludicrous man. His decisions take seconds and usually we have to live with the consequences. This time his initial decision was a good one, place the club's future in the hands of the fans and leave knowing you've finally done something right. His latest action to take away the club like some twisted Italian remake of Oliver Twist is far beyond that, the guys got a borderline personality disorder to think that is okay!
They say actions can define a generation and in this instance you could not be closer to the point. Cellino's latest piss balling about with Leeds fans is just another piece of the puzzle that has been the mistreatment of all Leeds fans when it comes to owners over the past 10 years. The deadly trio of Bates, GFH and Cellino have all gone on to prove that they don't care what the fans think, they only care about what business Leeds United can make them.
The priest may have left the building, but has he exercised the right demons at Elland Road? I once claimed in my first piece for fanzine The Square Ball that Cellino's wrath would be a big part of the seven deadly sins at Leeds United and I haven't been wrong.
Now on to the news that this decision was influenced by certain fans emailing Cellino telling him their worries like an agony Aunt that actually cared, what the hell?! Honesty!
If there's an issue with something you are unsure about, you go and confront them and ask the questions you want answering. You don't go running to the teacher in tears like a crazed 6 year old.
Having spent a lot of hours during the initial release of the Leeds Fans CBS, I've been in constant contact with the likes of Dylan Thwaites, Sharon Reid and Steve Hansen, along with plenty of others who are all for the cause and why were they for it? Because they spoke to people and they asked what was going on and when it came down to it they made an educated decision, something that free thinking adults usually do.
Finally, in no way is the story over. Leeds Fans United will live on and they will reach their goal of having a fan on the board. I've seen the drive and passion of these people and they will work day and night to make sure that they are successful, all you have to do is be patient.
Cellino saying no is a small bump in the road, GFH are still wanting out of Leeds and LFU have said they can have the finances to facilitate a buy out. Even if GFH doesn't sell, whoever comes in will surely see the current backing by fans on this subject and will probably want to start on a good note, the best start possible would be to allow LFU a minority share holding and give them the opportunity the assist the start of a new beginning at Lufc, hopefully one that doesn't include dodgy owners.
By Ryan Ingham