Wednesday saw another player from the academy sold on to a Premiership team, he's not the first and he definitely won't be the last to the leave in these circumstances. Eddie Gray, when asked said that Sam Byram won't be the last of the youngsters at the club leaving.
But I ask this question; when is enough, enough? Are we lemmings that blindly follow a team destined to be continually in the middle of the Championship? With a seemingly endless amount of talented young players coming through? Playing to a standard good enough to tempt offers from Premiership teams and then sold at ridiculously low prices when their contracts are nearly up?
I for one am coming to the conclusion that somewhere along the line the club's supporters will decide their money will be better spent elsewhere. Why bother building your dreams of a good, young team when it can be ended with the flick of a ballpoint pen?
The fans aren't stupid, whatever Massimo Cellino or Ken Bates thinks and eventually they will drift away in their tens then hundreds and eventually thousands because they no longer believe the hype any more. 'New Future', me thinks it's the same old s#%#e revamped in a different shirt year after year.
To support something, travel with it and embrace it's doctrines you need the belief and with the departing of Sam Byram mine has started to erode. I'll forever be a Leeds fan but supporting what is happening within the cream clad walls of Elland Road might, just might take whatever belief I had in the club away.
There comes a time when you realise that something, especially the mindset within the club has to change before the last few are watching this once mighty club in the lowest position it's ever found itself.
Shame on you that holds the purse strings, your selling off it's soul and it's future and this fan has had a belly full of it.
By Keith Ingham