By Kim Bjerregaard
It was a wonderful feeling when GFH Capital announced that they had managed to get Ken Bates out of Leeds United, a little less wonderful when we learned that he was to be installed as President after the 2012/13 season, but still nice for us all to know that almost 8 years of Bates was over.
When the takeover was completed I wrote a blog; (http://kimba1980.blogspot.dk/2012/11/toma-is-no-more.html) and most of the questions I raised in it are yet to be answered by GFH, led by David Haigh & Salem Patel.
But the other night there was a new twist to the lovely saga of Leeds United takeovers, just seven weeks after GFH had bought the club, BBC Leeds could tell us all that we might be in for another annoying takeover saga.
GFH were quick to make a statement on leedsunited.com that no offers had been accepted and continued the statement by saying some stuff about what they had done so far, seemed a bit strange in my opinion. What I would have preferred for GFH to say was that the offer had been REJECTED, to write not accepted gives me a vibe that they're saying to the supposed interested parties; Come back with a better offer and we might just listen. I realise that GFH are a bank and that Leeds United is an investment, I just never thought we would have to go through another takeover already, it seems that only Leeds United could be sold twice in a season.
I remember that Ken Bates said that GFH were the right guys for Leeds United and the future of the club, I have long suspected that GFH were the only ones who were willing to name him President and that that was the reason he sold to them. Thats the positive about potential new owners I suppose, they don't have to make Ken Bates President of LUFC, so if someone new comes in we can all pray that this means Ken finally f**** off for good.
Rumours say it might be former LUFC board member and current owner of Hull F.C rugby league club. Whoever it is, if anyone, I hope we can soon get some real closure in Leeds and that we, after almost ten years of shit can move forward and have our club back where it belongs and where we, the fans, want to see it.