By Keith Ingham
Around a week ago I wrote an article saying that GFH needed to show the fans ambition and were failing to do so. Today I apologise for my short-sightedness, not only will July 1st be remembered as the day when finally the reins were taken from Kenneth Bates and his cohort Shaun (works his socks off) Harvey.
In the first day after they went we gained a new chairman (Salah Nooruddin) and managing director (David Haigh), a new sponsor (Skybet) and most importantly the
first million pound player to be bought since David Healy back in 2005.
Luke Murphy is 23 years old and behind him is a successful spell with a team that has a history of bringing through youth players, Crewe Alexander. I'd rather see a young, vibrant midfielder than what was on offer last season and I see him with either Rodolph Austin or Paul Green, maybe both in the midfield berths. If we can bring in a bit of width on the wings and another centre back plus a replacement for 'I'm not Lazy' Morison, I can see a better season than I envisaged re my article. I see Murphy as a player that excites me and wants me to get down to Elland Road to buy my tickets for the forthcoming 2013/14 season.
I know one swallow doesn't make a summer but it's made this fan of nearly forty years think that I may have been a little premature in my criticism of David Haigh and Salem Patel. Sorry lads I should have been a little more patient.
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