When the transfer window slammed shut without any more signings at Elland Road many fans began to question the chairmans motives again and wether or not the proposed takeover of the club will actually go through.
One week on and nothing has changed, rumours of meetings between the buyers and the club have been circling all over social network sites with nothing concrete from the club to confirm or deny this.
For me it is about time that the club comes out and tells us what is happening. The rumours and protests are not doing any good at all, the protests won’t make Bates sell and the continued silence from the club will just anger fans even more. If this drags on any longer I fear that it will never happen and Neil Warnock won’t recieve the funding that he deserves to take the club forward to the next level and gain his record eighth promotion.
Something else which is becoming increasingly obvious is the lack of strength in depth that the squad has. You just have to look at the squad list on the back of a programme to see it, Leeds have half the squad size of some teams and with our second injury of the season in David Norris being out for a month it leaves us extremely short in the middle.
We need to get some players in on an emergency loan but you need money to do that and it is something that we are lacking. There are some very good players available from Premier League clubs on loan such as Jermaine Jenas and DJ Campbell who would walk straight into the starting line up of most Championship teams.
The fact that we are currently in the middle of an international break means it could be the perfect time to get some new players in as well as letting players rest up and get back to full fitness before our away trip to south Wales.
One player who has made a huge impression this season is Sam Byram, the teenager was virtually unknown at the start of pre season when he was asked to make up the numbers in training which led to him going on the clubs tour of Cornwall and eventually making his Leeds debut in the Capital One Cup tie against Shrewsbury. He has since made played a part in every game this season and been rewarded with a new contract by the club.
Another player who has recently signed a contract is El Hadji Diouf. Love him or hate him there is no doubt that he is a talented player who can take this club to the next level and if what the gaffer says is true then he is also a great player to have around the dressing room. He is here until at least January and since he has said that he wants to become a legend at the club I expect him to stay around a lot longer than that.
Finally Tom Lees recieved his first England U21 call up and will hopefully make his debut on Tuesday night against Norway. It comes after he has had a brilliant start to the season and will be a very important player this season for the club.
Hopefully we can continue our good start and continue to make Elland Road a fortress.
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