The last ten days has seen some Leeds fans seemingly lose patience with the lack of any immediate transfer window action at the club, with the majority of those directing their frustration towards our new owners.

While I can understand their reasoning to a degree, I can’t help but sympathise with GFH-C over the situation. They’ve taken over a club devoid of much hope when it comes to transfer windows, we’re pretty much used to seeing them come and go without anything to get overly excited about.

With that in mind, it would be foolish, and a little harsh, to judge them on the basis of the last eight frustrating years. As it stands we haven’t signed anyone unexpected, Ryan Hall made his move from Southend permanent and Michael Tonge will be here anytime too, but the transfer window is only one third down, there is an awfully long time to go.

Warnock confirmed earlier that he has been rebuffed in his approaches for seven or eight targets already, which seemed to be a reason for some to once again question the capabilities of GFH-C.

GFH-C own Leeds United. They don’t own any of the clubs that Warnock spoke to regarding the players in question, and they cannot physically force any club to sell their players.

Sometimes our fans are guilty of looking at the negatives. Rather than focusing on how we’ve been unable to bring in the targets Warnock has enquired about already, the majority of the fans that are complaining have missed the fact that Neil has been given the green light to chase his targets in the first place, which suggests that, as promised, Neil has the full backing of the owners.

I cant be too critical of those that are missing the bigger picture at the moment, it’s to be expected after years of Bates’ excuses, but we cannot judge GFH-C by his standards.

Of course, that is an incredibly hard thing to do, as it means having faith and trust in GFH-C to do all the things Ken promised and failed us on.

Bates likes his over the top comparisons, so with that in mind, think of the last eight years with Ken as an abusive relationship that we’ve finally been able to walk away from. We’ve met someone new that says all the things Ken did, but promises to actually do them. No matter how convincing GFH-C are, their actions will be what they’re judged on. We want to trust them, most of us feel like we can, but until we’ve seen proof that we’re right to we just can’t forget the lies from our abusive relationship with Ken.

That feels a bit wrong doesn’t it.

Anyway, my point here is that it’d be unfair to assume GFH-C are the same as Bates, Ken never invested in the team, whereas GFH-C sanctioned moves for Alan Tate and Jerome Thomas within days of them taking over.

Think back to that day, everyone felt as though they’d shown their intent, for the first time in a long time we’d signed players of quality on a deadline day.

It’s hard to keep confident and hopeful knowing we’ve been here before, but let’s give our new owners more than just ten days of a transfer window to put right eight long years of damage.

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  • Maireadfoster
    1 year ago

    Not good enough we need money now ? We need up

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  • jamie lufc
    1 year ago

    Very well said mate. too many Leeds fans being negative about gfh already. Think a lot of Leeds fans need to remember to attend the matches. Fiscally it’s simple….. lower ticket sales = lower revenue = less players in. The turnout at the cup match against Birmingham was shocking. Come on Leeds fans lets unite… get back to elland road and make it the fortress that it once was.

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    • kev1969
      1 year ago

      I get the impression GFH are taking Leeds for a ride, we are already hearing that we are it debt, how is that possible if we have just been taken over, the only players i have herd about are the ones we have already got on loan, and no decent player would come here anyway, every thing about this club has a stink to it since Bates took over, and it will take a lot to get me back through the gates, i hope i dont have to say i told you so but, nothing happens at leeds that is not shrouded in mystery.

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  • Lee
    1 year ago

    I agree. Leeds fans are so negative it is no wonder we always fall flat on our faces. Time for some positivity !

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  • Steve LUFC
    1 year ago

    So Neil Warnock has been rebuffed on 8 or so players. Haven’t you heard that one before?.

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    • cvbv gill
      1 year ago

      Steve LUFC. What do you know about transfer dealing, the day to day pressure. It’s mealy mouthed people like you that the team , the club do not need

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  • Maireadfoster
    1 year ago

    Less players in your having a laugh mate we need quality at this great club mot.

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  • intermelager
    1 year ago

    I cannot be behind an owner that goes by GFH/company name rather than a named individual. Who do you blame when things go wrong GFH? who exactly is to blame…

    Im sceptical when companys buy a club because it seems its a business venture first and not a fan first…

    They have to earn my trust and loan signings is not for me. That does not show intent or that they have financial clout.

    Although l like Warnock it would show intent to bring there own manager in, this shows intent.
    I hope im wrong and they turn the club around but they definately have to earn my trust.

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    • Maireadfoster
      1 year ago

      Can’t agree with you more mate

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  • johnny halifax
    1 year ago

    all i can say is if the owners stumped enough money up players would jump at the chance were a laughing stock where i live all the scummers saying weve got the poorest arabs in the history of football

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  • Bob MOT
    1 year ago

    All football fans can be guilty of being impatient. Not every team are going to have a takeover by a Co with a bottomless pit of money. We should be thankful for having a Co that believes in our future. Sure, its going to take time. This is where all Leeds fans should have that little bit of patience in GFH. Neil knows what he is doing. To be honest, what top-notch Championship players are available right now. We have had many years of hardship and heartbreak. Now is the time to stand together and support a Co that believes in us.
    MOT

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  • johnny halifax
    1 year ago

    nonesense we couldnt even beat leicster in the market we can dream again

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  • Maireadfoster
    1 year ago

    Is Tonge the signing before the weekend ? Warnock was talking about God help us then

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