By Mike Courtney
I was listening to a contemporary radio station on the commute into work this morning and two of the songs that featured were "Silence is Golden" by the Four Seasons and Simon and Garfunkel’s "Sound Of Silence” (I know I know, I need to start listening to another Radio Station). It got me thinking though is this the station they are listening to at Elland Road because as the closure of the transfer window looms large this is exactly what we are hearing from the club, nothing, nada, complete and utter silence regarding the takeover.
There is an article in The Sun, not that I believe everything I read in that paper, stating that the takeover is almost complete. 72 hours was mentioned and that Warnock has spoken to the new owners, they even named the possible new Chairman. Yet there is nothing from the Club and nothing from LUST, who have been most vocal about the silence. This all leads me to believe that this story is just another false dawn for us beleaguered supporters.
I know supporting Leeds is not easy (well it is 'cos I love em but you know what I mean) and to expect good news at this late hour, allowing us to bring in a few quality signings before the deadline tomorrow night is akin to wishing to win the Euromillions Lotto. But why oh why does everything relating to our club and this takeover have to be dragged on an on. I for one am sick of it and can't wait, like everyone else, for it to be concluded one way or the other so that we know where we will stand for the season ahead.
It can't have been easy for Warnock and the squad to have this hanging over them at the start of the season, but they seem to have dealt with it well and the performances on the pitch have been beyond what I expected so far.
The big question is can they continue to produce on the pitch with such a limited squad? My fear is they can't and when the games start to come thick and fast as they do in this division, we will be found out due to our lack of strength in depth.
So as I watch the Sky Sports Transfer Deadline Day Countdown Clock move slowly toward 11pm tomorrow night, anxiously awaiting the word on new players arriving at Thorpe Arch I fear that one club that won't feature is Leeds United. Thus leaving us relying on the Loan Market to get players in to drive us forward to where we want to be come next May.
In the meantime here is Bjork.. "It’s oh so quiet SSH SSH"
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