After all the build up and optimism surrounding the clubs announcement that talks were talking place over investment in regards to the clubs long term future, Leeds fans have been left feeling frustrated once again with the lack of communication from the club.
If the rumours had been true, Leeds would have held a press conference almost every day last week and Neil Warnock would have walked out around fifteen times.
Luckily, Warnock is still very much the manager, although one of those press conferences wouldn’t have gone a miss.
They say that ‘no news is good news’ which is hopefully the case here, though it’s hard to imagine anything other than Ken Bates trying his hardest to ensure he squeezes every last penny out of the club before he makes way, assuming he does of course.
The latest rumour from a source apparently ‘in the know’ is that the investment will be secured by the end of play on Monday, with an announcement on Wednesday – the joys of Twitter!
This will be to confirm that a small investment has taken place for the time being, allowing Warnock to push through a few transfer deals. This will then lead us up to a full takeover at a later stage.
How credible this information proves to be is anyone’s guess, but until the club enlighten us with the latest developments we’re all sadly left refreshing twitter and the news pages looking for any scraps of information we can positively read in to.
One revelation this week came via the supporters trust, L.U.S.T, who had been contacted by several players who wanted to let the fans know that they are as disillusioned with the current board as everybody else. This came as quite a surprise, as in the past the players have seemingly preferred to keep quiet rather than speak out over the Bates regime.
The news was of course welcomed by all those looking for change at Leeds and it really could not have come at a better time. The pressure has been mounting on Bates for months now, so it is refreshing to see the players and the fans united.
On the transfer front it would appear that the rumour creators have been busy elsewhere this week (probably informing us that Neil Warnock was set to walk out, again) with almost nobody at all linked to Elland Road.
Let’s hope the next week is a little more exciting than the last.