Oh the irony! The club most intimately linked with 'win at all cost and to Hell with all values' has suddenly discovered morality! With the newly ordained Reverend Brian preaching from the Elland Road pulpit, the club is suddenly offering itself up as a beacon for all that is godly in the game!
Today's reading comes from Matthew 6:24: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
Reverend Brian has, with some justification if you are a fan of West Ham, expressed disgust at the obscenity of the big money spending of Premiership clubs on the last day of the transfer window. But, to quote Mandy Rice-Davies, "He would say that, wouldn't he?". When you don't have two Dinar to rub together, it's bound to hurt when clubs pay four hundred million camels for a single player!
Poor old Brian. He is desperately hoping one of those Premiership clubs he has criticised will discover a sense of charity and help the Elland Road paupers by donating a quality player or two on loan. But if Leeds fans are right, and the club are indeed on the cusp of claiming their rightful place at the top table of the Prem, why would any club already in the top division help them to get there?
With a stinking rich Saudi prince buying Shafting United, the implications of being bought by an Arab Bank Built on Sand are becoming more and more explicit: stand still and you go backwards. Just imagine how morale would have been boosted had Matt Phillips joined the once mighty Leeds rather than little old QPR! But GFH Capital weren't prepared to speculate to accumulate and so the Reverend has been reduced to preaching morality to his dwindling congregation.
Still, McCormack has committed to Leeds for the next four years so who needs Krancjar exactly?