Oh dear, now the Yapping Post is catching up with this blog and suggesting that Leeds United have orchestrated the departure of Becchio. I posted that a couple of days back and Hay has virtually regurgitated what I wrote but I won't be pressing for any royalties - although an acknowledgement would have been polite.
It seems everybody is waking up just a little too late to the farcical nature of the Leeds United take over. Some of us were warning, long before the buy out happened, that a bank which appeared to be losing money was not the best bet for reviving the sleeping Elland Road giant.
One of us, me, picked up immediately on Jones inviting offers for Becchio and Byram. One of us, me, latched on immediately to Warnock claiming that Becchio's head wasn't right after the Barnsley game. And one of us, me, pieced it all together a couple of days back when the club announced that Becchio wanted to leave.
But look at the abuse I have received for being right! Ok, I can understand why fans want to look on the bright side of life and why they may regard doom mongering from a fan of another club antagonistic. But surely now it is time to apologise and admit I was on the money all along! Some have, and all credit to them, but others continue their vitriolic outpouring which is absolutely unjustified in the circumstances.
Hay does make one good point, relating to the Financial Pair Play rules, pointing out that last season Leeds paid out well under 50% of revenue on players' wages, but adding that with falling gate receipts, GFH Capital may have to cut their wage bill still further. And who is to blame for that exactly?
Time and again I am told that Leeds are a big team with a huge fan base, but what's the point of that when the fans don't turn up for games? Elland Road is coming like a ghost town on match days, except when a big draw team like Chelsea or Spurs come up from London.
Until the take over, the Bates protest was offered as an explanation for the appalling gates. Then it was the cost of getting in to the ground. Now there are special reduced price deals and still only 18,000 turned up last weekend. That is shameful and must make the new owners think twice about pumping any more money into the ailing club - even if they do have the means to do so.
And before the hate mob fly off on one, let me use this post as a rallying cry for Leeds fans. If you love your club, support your club. Turn up. Fill the stadium. Make your players feel special, make them feel like they are playing for a genuinely big club, not a small club with a big history and an inflated sense of its own importance. Then the likes of Becchio might want to stay. And GFH Capital might feel more inclined to invest. And the feel good factor may actually return.
Until that happens, Leeds are going nowhere fast!