An interesting statement from confirmed Consortium member, Andrew Flowers. Quoted on the club's official site, Mr Flowers said:
“I’m delighted to confirm that I am part of the consortium that will be acquiring the major shareholding in the club. As a lifelong Leeds United fan and as a businessman, I can assure other fans, that while the process is being finalised, we have been working hard to ensure that our due diligence was completed as quickly as possible and that there are funds in place ahead of completion to support the manager during the opening weeks of the January transfer window.”
Well according to the information at the bottom of my computer screen, today's date is January 8, so we are already into the second week of the window - and nobody has been signed thus far and the takeover itself has not yet been completed.
The cynical amongst us may begin to suspect that the takeover will be completed closer to January 31st than January 1st, and that excuses will then be given for not being able to act in this window - the right players weren't available, the figures quoted were too high, we have taken a view that it would be better to keep our powder dry until the summer, no point in rushing in and regretting afterwards...It would have a very familiar ring to it wouldn't it?
Of course, Haigh, Flowers et all may deliver. A new player may arrive tomorrow, the takeover may be signed sealed and delivered tonight or tomorrow or the day after; and white pigs may be flying over Elland Road before kick-off in the next home game as part of the pre match entertainment.
In the meantime, somebody should be yelling at Haigh and Flowers through a megaphone: "It's January 8, we are into the second week of January already. Every point counts. Pull your bloody fingers out!"