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Saturday, 17 August 2013

The big Leeds United mystery

So who does own Leeds United? There are more claims and counter claims here than in the Suarez affair!

According to the parent company, GFH have sold 52% of the club's shares, but with this news leaked, the Board were quick to deny it and insist that a majority share holding had been retained. So where does the truth lie?

In a sense it does not matter. What matters is that the myth of openness has been exploded wide open. If the fans aren't even allowed to know who owns the club, what confidence can there be that the club is being honest and open with the fans, as the Reverend McDermott promised? And if the fans can't believe what they are being told, how can there be any confidence that key players such as McCormack and Byram won't be sold before the window closes?

But never mind any of that. The little matter of a Yorkshire derby kicks off at Elland Road this afternoon, and with extreme bad blood hanging over from last season, there's likely to be a greater sense of harmony in Cairo this afternoon than on the terraces for this battle.

Leeds have started adequately, but the clever money will be on a 1-1 draw today.



13 comments:

  1. Why can't you simply fcuk off you boring predictable tit?

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  2. What they said was that they retained control, so they've probably sold some shares to a sleeping investor who just wants to benefit from the future financial upside but who has derogated his management control to GFH.

    So in effect they have been 100% true, open and accurate.

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  3. Firstly all I know is that a porn barron and all round shizter doesn't own our club so were one up on you Neville , secondly Wednesday have only sold a thousand tickets so its hardly going to be a duel on the terraces , mind you a thousand is far more than wank spam ever brought , and finally mystic meg 1-1 !!!! Nah , 2-0 Leeds , Ross mac brace

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    1. 1-1 yeah it seems. 2-0 at Upton Park of course!

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  4. Can't you disseminate?? Gulf Finance House is the parent company of GFH capital,
    In as much as Walmart is to ASDA (a Leeds company!)
    Bold statement 1-1...not very "clever"
    got 11/8 the win with BF...far more realistic..

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    1. Bold and clever it seems Roger. How much did you lose at 11-8?

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    2. 16 quid!

      I should have heeded your advice!

      I stand corrected!

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  5. You are just not 'Clever' though. Fuck off and die or trouble another club, like you said/or lied at the end of last season!

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  6. Oh dear, I sense you've upset the positivity train, the one heading nowhere but mid table. I am a Leeds fan btw, just finding hard that fans are content with our shocking football, boring players and lack of investment whist baby neighbours are signing England internationals for 5 mil

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  7. Do you like fishing?

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  8. Have to agree for once, all very strange on the ownership front. Then again any owner is better than bates and I'm enjoying the new sense of optimism running through the club. Wouldn't want to be in Dave Jones shoes though, will be brutal.

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  9. Clever prediction HF! well done..

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  10. Southern Troll!

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