By Kim Bjerregaard
So November 21st was the day Leeds fans all over the world had waited for in over 7 years. Ken Bates finally sold our club and to no surprise it was GFH that picked us up after 7(!!!) months of wheeling and dealing. I for one am pretty pleased that David Haigh and his buddies read my blog about getting a move on.
There is still some things we are yet to learn about
But either way I see this as a massive step forward and for once I actually feel pretty optimistic about the future of our great club.
One thing left a sour taste in some supporters mouths, the fact that Ken Bates will stay on as Chairman for the remainder of this season and then take on the post previously filled by Lord Harewood. In my humble opinion we shouldn't give a f***, Ken Bates pressured GFH to give him the post because they wanted to close the deal before the loan window closed, and they agreed since its an honorary title and
he'll have zero influence. He has no shares in the club and theres no money involved, he will however be allowed to watch games for free from the suites and attend official club things, but honestly, should we, as fans, care, I certainly don't.
That he'll stick around as Chairman for the reminder of this season and help Haigh & Co. into their roles is also, for me, an ok thing, like or dislike him, he's been around football for 60+ years, he must
know a thing or two.
A fellow Danish White asked me yesterday if I was certain that the "moneyman" GFH had a the backhand wasn't Ken Bates, this to me proves what he has done to us over the past 7 years, we're all extremely suspicious and immediately expect the worst - but I'll say to you what I said to him.
1. Ken Bates is not rich, haha
2. The worst is now behind this great club of ours, we'll rise again.
So Ken Bates took one last swipe at fans and wants to sit at ER three-four times a season, while we just rise and rise, I'm pretty ok with that.
Soon the glory days will return to Leeds United, the future is bright, the future is white
MARCHING ON TOGETHER