That's the only way the reduced season ticket prices make sense. If G.F.H Capital hold out realistic hopes of being in the Premiership next season, why would they reduce prices? I know Master Bates has been ripping off Leeds fans for years, but no sensible business model allows for a superior product to be sold at a knock down price. Maybe that's why the Arab bank is struggling and can't afford to invest in the squad!
It seems to me that the experiment with cheaper pricing failed on Tuesday night. Yes seven thousand was added to the gate as families were forced to forgo their nightly KFC Family Buckets so Dad could go to the game, but at a tenner a throw, that surely still resulted in lower gate receipts? But then, the Islamic bank may have made up the shortfall through the sale of alcohol and pork scratchings.
It all seems like very peculiar timing if there is any hope harboured of winning promotion. Maybe the Peterborough game was the final straw. Maybe Haigh and Patel reflected and thought, hang on, if we can't beat Peterborough at home, maybe we need a plan based upon us being in this division for a few more years to come. Lower the prices, then maybe the monkeys won't complain so much about the quality of the nuts!
Of course there may be another explanation. Maybe the Arab bank built on sand has cash flow problems, thus the urgent need to bring forward purchases, forgoing profit to help them survive? Milk the cow whilst you have it!